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Martin Gowar

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Works as a Artist
Has a website at martingowar.co.uk
Joined on Jun 27, 2010

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Total: 7, showing: 1 – 7
On photo Shooting star above Grytdalen, Telemark, Norway in the Long Exposure challenge (6 comments in total)
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Gale Bizet: This is a beautiful image..
I got 49.. lol Thats what I get for playing fair:>)))
I gave you a 5
Don't have those types of views in boring Florida..
Congrats

'Some like it hot" - Billy Wilder's classic film.
Tony Curtis did a fine impersonation of Cary Grant.
The all-girl band (supposedly) ended up in Fllorida.... (though it was really all shot in California!).

Link | Posted on May 3, 2012 at 22:58 UTC
On a photo in the Nikon D3200 Preview Samples sample gallery (20 comments in total)
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Kartika Sari: entry level camera with this high iso capability, come on!
if you are not happy with this, get D4

I just downloaded the file & gave it a quick going over in Topaz DeNoise 5. It looks pretty damn good to my eyes at least, certainly usable for the web if nothing else - especially for an entry level DSLR and a kit lens !!

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2012 at 12:26 UTC
On photo DSC_0006 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (20 comments in total)
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Kartika Sari: entry level camera with this high iso capability, come on!
if you are not happy with this, get D4

I just downloaded the file & gave it a quick going over in Topaz DeNoise 5. It looks pretty damn good to my eyes at least, certainly usable for the web if nothing else - especially for an entry level DSLR and a kit lens !!

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2012 at 12:26 UTC
On article 2012 Pulitzer Prize photography winners announced (68 comments in total)

A very fine photo-essay from Walker ;
Hossaini's graphic portrayal of the carnage and death of civilians is horrifying, but devastatingly pitiful.
Photo-journalism at its finest.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2012 at 18:44 UTC as 31st comment
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Camp Freddy: Quite underwhelmed really. How much can you get a used m9 for?

UK £4000 on ebay.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2012 at 15:47 UTC
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Martin Gowar: A professional photographer friend of mine over here in England tells me that recently his faulty Nikon D1X was returned via Calumet from Nikon unrepaired, with a letter stating that as the camera was discontinued, no servicing was no longer available. The D1X was first launched in 2001.
On contacting Nikon about servicing his D3, (launched in 2007) he was told that Nikon will stop servicing this camera in 2016.
So it seems that Nikon have firmly embraced the 'throw away society' maxim to their (professional) products, and the philosophy is there for everybody to see : if your camera breaks down, buy another one - you know it makes sense.
Corporate greed personified.

My point exactly Dave Oddie, but that is what Nikon UK have told my photographer friend. So if the battery door on your D3 breaks after 2016 not only will there be no independents with any spare parts to fit a new one, Nikon will not help with repairs either.
Not sure about Canon DaSigmaGuy - though if they follow suit I think there should be howls of protest across the world at their crass stupidity & greed.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2012 at 14:43 UTC

A professional photographer friend of mine over here in England tells me that recently his faulty Nikon D1X was returned via Calumet from Nikon unrepaired, with a letter stating that as the camera was discontinued, no servicing was no longer available. The D1X was first launched in 2001.
On contacting Nikon about servicing his D3, (launched in 2007) he was told that Nikon will stop servicing this camera in 2016.
So it seems that Nikon have firmly embraced the 'throw away society' maxim to their (professional) products, and the philosophy is there for everybody to see : if your camera breaks down, buy another one - you know it makes sense.
Corporate greed personified.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2012 at 08:28 UTC as 48th comment | 8 replies
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