Peter Mackey

Peter Mackey

Lives in Australia Paynesville VIC, Australia
Works as a Retired
Joined on Mar 4, 2011
About me:

Dip.Photog.

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On Never lose your lens cap again with HACkxTACK article (165 comments in total)

Sorry but anyone wearing a tie with a lens cap attached cries out I am a photo jerk.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 01:21 UTC as 59th comment | 1 reply
On DPReview Recommends: Top 5 Compact Cameras article (568 comments in total)

Nice work DPR should be very helpful for newbies and not so newbies considering a new compact.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2012 at 05:51 UTC as 90th comment | 1 reply
On Accessory Review: Tamrac Zipshot Tripod article (94 comments in total)

OK it's a last resort. I borrowed one for a weekend and used it with an X100. Pretty hopeless really, very light, wobbly and you get exactly one shooting height.
I much prefer my small Velbon PH243 which is sturdier, almost as compact and offers adjustable height.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2012 at 21:35 UTC as 11th comment
On Turn and Burn in the Afterburner! challenge (20 comments in total)

Great catch

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2012 at 05:41 UTC as 11th comment
On SS Rotterdam in the Cruise Ship challenge (2 comments in total)

Beautiful lighting on this one

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2012 at 05:39 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Reuters showcases EOS-1D X multiple exposure modes article (226 comments in total)

To all the whiners, nobody loves a whiner, these shots are wonderful, Canon, Nikon blah.
Just bloody great front page mag photography.

(Wish we'd had this stuff in the 70's when I was a working stiff press photographer in Melbourne AUS).

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2012 at 01:37 UTC as 13th comment

A very nice post and thank you for showing images from a lens that most can only dream of owning.
I am becoming more and more disillusioned by subscribers who rush to rubbish almost anything that is new and which in all likelyhood they actually dont know a lot about.
Civilised behaviour costs nothing

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2012 at 04:55 UTC as 33rd comment | 3 replies
On Nikon D4 overview article (860 comments in total)

Seems to me that Nikon has come up with a nice upgrade model. D3s owners really don't need to change anything unless they want to.
For pros D4 perfect when its new body time.
For money no object types you will do what you want anyway.
I never notice Nikon users wanting to go Canon, but Canon users are always that little bit apologetic that they don't have something better (like a Nikon).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2012 at 05:43 UTC as 121st comment | 1 reply
On UGLY SMILE challenge (10 comments in total)

This challenge should be removed. It is offensive.
Take a look at the host "netbank" no posts in the last 1 2 months and a personal gallery of rubbish,
How do people like this get to host such a challenges. They totally undermine the spirit of DPR.
Let them pedal their trash on FB.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2011 at 01:20 UTC as 5th comment
On Site updates & Tamron Challenge Winners article (52 comments in total)

Editors choice is a worthy winner, congratulations,
The less said about the public vote the better.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2011 at 01:11 UTC as 12th comment
On sized_export-0505 in the Garlic challenge (1 comment in total)

excellent photo, well deserved win.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2011 at 01:41 UTC as 1st comment
On fear in the Humans shot against a black backdrop challenge (1 comment in total)

great shot

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2011 at 06:29 UTC as 1st comment
On The Razorback, Great Ocean Road, Victoria in the The Continents: Australia challenge (10 comments in total)

Excellent work, congrats.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2011 at 00:41 UTC as 5th comment
On Katoomba High School challenge (48 comments in total)

What is this doing here.
Are we suddenly to be presented with challenges from every school across the globe.
There are many other appropriate places for school kids to strut their stuff, try the FB for instance

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2011 at 08:53 UTC as 8th comment
On Pooh challenge (29 comments in total)

Yes it is a load of crap and I have cant believe that i entered in this low class school boy bottom humor.
In keeping with these comments and sentiments I have withdrawn my entry and deleted it from my gallery.
I suddenly realize after this and the total nonsense result in the Tamron lens travel contest that all is not always as it seems on DPR.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2011 at 07:31 UTC as 3rd comment
On Black bear fishing in the Tamron Prize Challenge: Travel and Nature challenge (1 comment in total)

Thanks to every one who cast a vote.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2011 at 07:57 UTC as 1st comment
On SydHarbourBr in the The Continents: Australia challenge (1 comment in total)

Hard to get away from this

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2011 at 03:40 UTC as 1st comment
On City Tower (Torun, Poland) in the Tamron Prize Challenge: Travel and Nature challenge (247 comments in total)

This might sound like sour grapes, but it is not. I never expect to win a lot here, its just an interest for me, but there are other entrants who should feel justifiably disappointed.
I can't believe that this is a winning entry when it is so obviously manufactured. It is nothing more than a framed piece of characterless sky which I suspect is not original to the image.
Secondly, does it meet the criteria "travel and nature" I don't think that its close.
Finally the proportion of 5 star votes is suspicious.
Makes one think about entering challenges in future.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2011 at 01:37 UTC as 84th comment
On Eastern brown snake in the The Continents: Australia challenge (2 comments in total)

Great shot and when you see them sitting up like this you should stand well clear.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2011 at 01:15 UTC as 2nd comment
On Hurtigruten in the Tamron Prize Challenge: Travel and Nature challenge (1 comment in total)

Looks like a tight squeeze!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2011 at 04:05 UTC as 1st comment
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