Mike921

Mike921

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Joined on Jan 21, 2009

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On Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! news story (265 comments in total)

Nice looking rig (even though I'm a Canon guy).

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 15:38 UTC as 39th comment
On CES 2014: Best of the show (minus the bendy TVs) news story (53 comments in total)

I think the reason why people don't take Samsung (or Sony for that matter) seriously is because their product range is so diverse, eliminating photographic products due to poor financial performance will be relatively easy and financially painless for them. However, on the consumer side we all have the problem of 'investments' in glass, and it won't be financially painless for us to make a change.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2014 at 06:22 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies

Appreciate the heads-up, deleting content today.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2013 at 14:40 UTC as 56th comment
On Billboards offer tourists a glimpse of smog-free Hong Kong news story (113 comments in total)
In reply to:

Robert Morris: Aw, the price we pay for all of our gadgets.

No, actually they're TAKING THE BRIBES (China has strict environmental laws - which are for sale).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2013 at 09:57 UTC
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chillgreg: Poor widdw alligator :( Now try that with a 28' Aussie saltwater croc and I'll be impressed.

Oh yes, those salties are soooooooo terrible, run everybody, run!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 14:47 UTC
On Photographer reveals massive 360-degree Tokyo panorama news story (48 comments in total)

Heck of a project. Worst place I've ever lived though....

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 14:02 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On 17 Signs That You Were Alive Before Digital Photography news story (149 comments in total)

Old school baby!!!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 14:01 UTC as 74th comment
On Olympus executives sentenced, avoid jail time news story (53 comments in total)

Once again, the Japanese 'cultural' norm of management by consensus shields the clear perpetrators from personal responsibility. So typical, a cliche really.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2013 at 13:34 UTC as 13th comment
On Tamrac 5592 Big Wheels SpeedRoller 2X Bag Review article (44 comments in total)

For that price, backpack straps should have been included like Tenba does. Miss.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2013 at 10:41 UTC as 18th comment
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SushiEater: This review to say the least is inadequate. There are no pictures inside the chamber. Why is it so important? Good third party grips have a metal plate running all the way to support tripod socket so camera can be hanged with a strap like BR. Bad grips have small plastic strip for socket support.

As far as "Weatherization" none of them are, even OEM regardless how much they advertize it. Regardless how sealed all of the compartments are the biggest opening is the wheel. If water gets though it the whole grip will flood. And those who carry cameras upside down should be aware of it because that is the worst entry point there is.

just make sure you don't get one (Pixel) that kills the batteries when not in use......

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2013 at 17:26 UTC
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JordanAT: This is good news for everyone who swears by their Leica glass and wants to continue shooting with it. The problem is that every digital camera is disposable these days - you're essentially buying a "lifetime film and processing package" onto which you put your lens.

To make matters worse (or better, depending on your point of view), the serious advances in digital film are occurring in the 24x36mm and smaller sensor sizes. What good is a photoreceptor site with 1.5X the area when the technology behind it is 1/3 as sensitive and more subject to spurious electrical signals (noise).

IMHO, it might be worthwhile if you were trading absolutly sensor performance to leverage existing inventory of (very good) glass. But you're not - you have to go buy all new glass. And since SLR manufacturers have been designing glass for digital sensors for quite a while now, they have the jump. Unless you need MF to feel superior, or justify your fee, there is little or no practical case for using it.

Seemed a bit pompous to me as well. Like he said, 'the proof is in the pudding', so let's see what Leica can actually deliver.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2013 at 12:37 UTC

No desire to be politically correct here - I live in the 3rd world, where both the 'cloud' and even electricity are less than reliable. Is Adobe so smug and US centric that they're going to ignore most of the rest of the world?

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 15:49 UTC as 230th comment | 6 replies
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racketman: work commitments or maybe she doesn't want the attention, anyway surely they can send her the memory card. Great service from Taiwan airlines.

CA has planted more than their share of aircraft - the lady made a smart move.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2013 at 08:49 UTC

Whatever it takes. I applaud them for using a somewhat unconventional solution.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2013 at 04:59 UTC as 56th comment | 1 reply
On Pro DSLRs, Pro Photographers news story (100 comments in total)
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Murray Rothbard: Pro photographer: Anyone who shoots full frame and pretends that Sony doesn't exist.

Bottom line for Sony/Olympus (they are married now you know) is their cameras (no matter how good or bad) are just another product line Sony's sea of product lines - and can be done away with at ANY time if the financials so dictate, with negligible effect on the overall corporation. I seriously doubt Canon or Nikon are in a similar situation.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2013 at 09:44 UTC

So, OSX has single digit market share and you do the comparisons on a Mac????? If this was going to be an Apple article, might as well have reviewed Aperture also.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2013 at 05:40 UTC as 118th comment | 7 replies

Wow, 220 quid for CF? Guess I'll keep lugging my old CF rig around then ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2013 at 16:20 UTC as 45th comment | 2 replies
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