walliswizard

walliswizard

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Joined on Jan 18, 2007

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On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2300 comments in total)

I never get tired of chuckling at the sight of that "hand-polished hewn-from-solid-T6061-aluminium ooh-shiny" body with that bleedin' great monstrosity viewfinder stuck on top :)

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2014 at 20:34 UTC as 289th comment
On Massive 3,000 square foot pinhole photo on display article (34 comments in total)

64000 megapixel camera still has some flaws to iron out....

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2014 at 20:23 UTC as 15th comment
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2300 comments in total)

Apparently some poor bugger had to sit and hand-polish this for about 40 hours or something. I'm sure a machine could have done it in minutes and knocked £500 of the price!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 15:49 UTC as 609th comment | 2 replies
On Samsung Galaxy Camera Hands-on Preview preview (192 comments in total)

I wonder what button I'll press with my nose when I go to take a picture....

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 22:03 UTC as 88th comment | 1 reply
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qwertyasdf: Seems there are only 2 companies that is genuinely passionate about photography.....Sigma and Cosina (Voigtlander)
Others...
Leica is just a name
Hasselblad is a lunacy
Sony and Nikon are OK
Pentax will go out of business (though i really think they should be the one to bring out a 1.8 zoom, given that they "all-in-ed" the APSC format)
Don't even mention Canon......

If anybody mentions you, I shall defend you, Fuji, you're doing a pretty good job IMO.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2013 at 18:20 UTC
On Just Posted: Ricoh GR preview article (159 comments in total)

I'd have to factor in a viewfinder of some sort for this, just out of personal choice, but it is a cool little camera that's for sure.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2013 at 20:28 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
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rbach44: I really wanted to try it out, but it is only available for OS 10.7.

Very very disappointing...

Damn. I really don't want to upgrade to Lion - I've already downgraded this Mac-Mini to Snow Leopard from Mountain Lion because I found both upgrades increasingly awful.

Think I'm going to come off the Mac platform though anyway - not nearly as 'wonderful' as I thought it would be.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2013 at 18:09 UTC
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walliswizard: An observation: He's achieved what many of us will never do. Fame. Or Infamy perhaps. His photos suck. Some would say William Eggleston's suck. Some would say they are art. Whatever, most of us have heard of WE's photos and they are a topic of discussion.
Johnny T here has done something nobody else has done - something different, and that has got people talking. People may refer back to this for years to come, who knows.

Somebody paid $.25m for a pic of a child's bike, didn't they?

(true though, these pics still suck)

Yeh, why not....

Elliott Erwitt does a mean dog pic or two.... and no trucks were involved.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2013 at 13:34 UTC

An observation: He's achieved what many of us will never do. Fame. Or Infamy perhaps. His photos suck. Some would say William Eggleston's suck. Some would say they are art. Whatever, most of us have heard of WE's photos and they are a topic of discussion.
Johnny T here has done something nobody else has done - something different, and that has got people talking. People may refer back to this for years to come, who knows.

Somebody paid $.25m for a pic of a child's bike, didn't they?

(true though, these pics still suck)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2013 at 12:31 UTC as 148th comment | 2 replies

Nope, looks boring, no viewfinder, too expensive, f/2.8 not fast enough for what this camera will be used for (a lot of indoor, low-light use I'd imagine).

X100S blows this away, and I'm sure there are others too....

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 19:16 UTC as 77th comment
On Just posted: Fujifilm X-E1 Review article (527 comments in total)

Had a play with one today at Focus-on-Imaging. Fabulous camera, would sell my soul for one, or near enough! Seriously good EVF compared to my X100 (which isn't *bad*), fast enough focusing for me at least, nice size, liked the lens that was on the test units (35 1.4). Yes please!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2013 at 21:39 UTC as 41st comment

Seems like quite a logical fix to me.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2012 at 21:34 UTC as 81st comment
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walliswizard: D800 is a great camera, but unlike the D700 it seems like it will always need great glass, a super-powerful computer, and a good technique to get the best from it.

The D700 on the other hand was/is an awesome camera that could be used by a lot more people.

So it seems to me the D800 is great but is very much in the pro-user league. I do hope Nikon fills the gap somewhat with a 16-20MP D700s (D750?) for the rest of us...

Good, I just hope they improve the lenses I can afford!!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2012 at 22:07 UTC
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walliswizard: D800 is a great camera, but unlike the D700 it seems like it will always need great glass, a super-powerful computer, and a good technique to get the best from it.

The D700 on the other hand was/is an awesome camera that could be used by a lot more people.

So it seems to me the D800 is great but is very much in the pro-user league. I do hope Nikon fills the gap somewhat with a 16-20MP D700s (D750?) for the rest of us...

Dunno, but seeing as I just ordered a D7000 I flippin' hope not :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2012 at 21:32 UTC

D800 is a great camera, but unlike the D700 it seems like it will always need great glass, a super-powerful computer, and a good technique to get the best from it.

The D700 on the other hand was/is an awesome camera that could be used by a lot more people.

So it seems to me the D800 is great but is very much in the pro-user league. I do hope Nikon fills the gap somewhat with a 16-20MP D700s (D750?) for the rest of us...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2012 at 21:14 UTC as 102nd comment | 8 replies
On Pentax K-01 preview (376 comments in total)

Love the way they've made the body as thick as your average small car, yet they'll sell you a superslim pancake lens to put on it.....

Anyway, sorry Pentax - love some of your stuff, but this one is just 'orrible!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2012 at 20:43 UTC as 164th comment | 1 reply
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