Bullsnapper

Bullsnapper

Joined on Jul 10, 2012

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On HDR for the Rest of Us article (199 comments in total)

At last, natural looking HDR pictures. Excellent article, thanks. I will read and absorb.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2012 at 22:01 UTC as 79th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Preview preview (178 comments in total)
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Bullsnapper: I have the LX-5. I can't tell from the above whether the LX-7 has a built in lens cap or not, but the LX-5 infuriates me!! I am fed up with having to remove cap and press any button. Can't put a lens protecting filter on due to protruding lens. Yeah, I know there's a spring loaded thingy but not in my town.

I like the pictures, but I'll never buy another one. Bad one, Panasonic.

Exactly! Yes, I know about the spring cap, that's what I just said, but it's still a nuisance. Canon does an auto retract lens cover with the G9 series, why can't Panasonic think of something clever?

OR, give us a thread on the inside edge around the lens and a screw-in tube, to which I can thread a filter. I would rather have a thicker camera than that stupid dangling lens cap.

OK, I've just solved it myself - I've got an old tube which I can attach with strong double sided tape (carefully!). I'll give it a try.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2012 at 05:21 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Preview preview (178 comments in total)

I have the LX-5. I can't tell from the above whether the LX-7 has a built in lens cap or not, but the LX-5 infuriates me!! I am fed up with having to remove cap and press any button. Can't put a lens protecting filter on due to protruding lens. Yeah, I know there's a spring loaded thingy but not in my town.

I like the pictures, but I'll never buy another one. Bad one, Panasonic.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2012 at 09:30 UTC as 28th comment | 3 replies
On Researchers follow the noise to find composite images article (38 comments in total)

Excellent. Maybe we will again be able to rely on photos as evidence ("the camera never lies") by being able to prove a photo has NOT been manipulated.

This meshes with an item on Australian ABC-TV Media Watch last night (www.abc.net.au/mediawatch) about Google Images being able to match almost any image with other images on the web, so proving or disproving an image's veracity. They used an image asserted by a newspaper to be of Osama bin Laden to prove that it was a fake - it was of another similar looking person.

So, two new tools come together to provide truth. This is good.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2012 at 01:46 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On Behind the photo: Apple's Retina MacBook Pro zebras... article (28 comments in total)

Even before I read the comments below, my first thought was, "Take helicopter, fly over herd of zebras, take shot."
Yes, it's a nice photo, but I have seen FAR better images to the right in the Challenges from amateur readers. There's nothing special about this one. There's not enough in it to make it stand out from the er, herd.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2012 at 01:34 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
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