Mr Fartleberry

Mr Fartleberry

Lives in Canada Toronto, Canada
Works as a Nikon Inquisitor
Joined on Aug 21, 2005
About me:

Hold Nikon's feet to the fire. Expose bad product and predatory pricing.
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On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms article (628 comments in total)

Reading the interview it says nothing about photography. It's all marketing and sales spin. Much like Leica's camera jewellery that they make.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 22:19 UTC as 252nd comment
On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms article (628 comments in total)
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Woland65: This must be the stupidest thing I have seen a company do in a long time. Total brand suicide. I can only laugh and hope that they pull out quickly before they do permanent damage to the brand.

On top of everything else the camera is also darn ugly. What on earth were they thinking? This camera is nothing but an insult to the current customer base of highly skilled professionals.

(I am swedish and I can guarantee you that this was not designed in sweden, if anyone wondered.)

I assure you it will have none of those unlucky asian numbers in the works.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 22:13 UTC
On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms article (628 comments in total)

LOL he can say whatever he wants. I'm not buying into it. Guess that makes me more important eh?

I had a good size film Hasselblad system and I ditched them when they came out with their coloured camera debacle. Sad really. Just like playing on the old moon camera theme.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 22:11 UTC as 255th comment | 2 replies
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Valiant Thor: After the camera is complete, the greatest part will be watching his video of how he did it. Your eyes will tear up and you'll need a full box of Kleenex on hand as he describes the process with such emotion that you'd think he just cured cancer.

Only if he wears a dirty Tee shirt.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 14:01 UTC
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Photato: Hoping the design includes non removable battery, fixed memory and proprietary ports.
Marketing BS.

And no CF card port.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 14:00 UTC

I really don't know what to say.

A Sonyblad? Made in Sweden? Like a Volkswagon isn't made in Mexico?

Sounds like someone dropped acid in the Goteborg executive meeting.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 17:17 UTC as 68th comment | 1 reply

Should work out as well as the colored cameras Hass came out with when they were desperate in the nineties.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 17:11 UTC as 319th comment

Think I'll go look in the dumpsters for the old $24,000.00 model.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 23:57 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Hands-on Canon EOS 6D preview article (590 comments in total)
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vFunct: Man Canon got owned by Nikon at every dSLR category this year, and for the last several years.

Remember to tell Fake Chuck Westfall.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 18:03 UTC

Finally - pressure on Nikon to put GPS in their bodies and ditch their overpriced GP1 cabled gizmo. Too bad it won't happen until the next product cycle though.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 17:51 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
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Peiasdf: A kit consisting of two batteries and a charger ..... costs 560 EUR / 690 USD.

The price is so reasonable I cannot believe how reasonable it is. :D

Not only that but I hear they're working on a very reasonable battery leasing plan as well.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 17:48 UTC
On SLR Magic to show four prototype lenses at Photokina article (114 comments in total)
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King Penguin: Amazed by the predudice people have over a company name.... For instance the LG brand, quite well known and respected, stands for Lucky Goldstar and then there is the powerful Mitel Corp. (US), makes a lot of the insides of phones, well it started life as Mike and Terry's Lawmowers (Mike & Tel)
What about the sports car company TVR, that's the shortened first name of the founder, Trevor........need I go on?

I know I'm holding out for the Lucky Golden Happy model.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2012 at 23:44 UTC
On Nikon D600 Hands-on Preview preview (718 comments in total)

Looks good but the cheap D70 type finder window is the deal breaker for me. Not to mention the omission of the Sony A99 type built in GPS.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 12:47 UTC as 198th comment
On Sony Alpha SLT-A99 preview (326 comments in total)

Integrated GPS - eat that Canikon with your rip off adapters.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 20:07 UTC as 69th comment

Good to see consumers pushing back finally against Nikon's grip on greed.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2012 at 20:18 UTC as 16th comment
On HDR for the Rest of Us article (199 comments in total)
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dark goob: Just think, if you had an external HDMI monitor you wouldn't have to bend to the ground. Or a camera with a rotating screen.

Why doesn't Canon put a damn rotating screen on the Mark III? I would buy one if it had it.

I'd rather see a cheap cable connecting an iPad and a D800.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2012 at 19:26 UTC

A lot can be done with putting electronics in the grip. It's just the camera companies just aren't innovative and can still sell any black plastic DLSR they can come up with no matter what. You would think by now they could integrate GPS into a body.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2012 at 22:16 UTC as 32nd comment

4 years waiting for anything concerning the D700. Nikon seem more concerned about their toys now.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2012 at 22:05 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies

But Ken Rockwell says 2MP is all you really need.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2012 at 13:26 UTC as 40th comment
On Canon creates on-screen user-guides for EOS-1D X article (50 comments in total)

Pee Wee Herman likes this.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2012 at 21:33 UTC as 28th comment
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