goblin

goblin

Lives in United States Bronx, NY, United States
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Joined on Aug 14, 2009

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Steve Wilson: The value of this image, and the camera, seem greatly diminished when you know it was a staged shot that occurred days after the actual event.

According to soviet folklore, the "Guy with two watches" is from a reckon unit and the second "watch" is actually a compass.

The photo was still edited as the "It's a looter" reaction could be expected.

Ironically, it's the watch that was edited out and the compass that remained on the airbrushed version.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 19:15 UTC
On Budget M43: Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review article (137 comments in total)

It's always nice to see both new lenses and new bodies to a standard. I've been eying this one since its announcement, will probably end up in my stable as a spare to the spares.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 15:21 UTC as 29th comment
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goblin: Silly me. I thought all weather sealed lenses had air ventilation. Or at least that's what my Zuikos let me believe.

Now that we figured out how zuikos and fujis are made - all that's left is to figure out how all the other weather sealed lenses out there for the last twenty years or so deal with hamster farts.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 13:56 UTC

Silly me. I thought all weather sealed lenses had air ventilation. Or at least that's what my Zuikos let me believe.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 14:45 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 and E-M1 get firmware updates article (50 comments in total)
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Mark Rosen: What about the EM5? I would love to have the zero second anti shock mode...

It's unlikely to happen. The zero second update seems to have been released only on the shutters released after the E-P5. I doubt it's possible at all to apply on the E-M5's shutter.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 15:12 UTC
On Lomography launches Russar+ for L39 and M mount cameras article (120 comments in total)
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Kookie B: All,

Click on the image of the M6, click again for full-size, then take a close look at the aperture opening. Does anyone else see what I do? An oddly misshapen opening that can't be by design. Strange that they would use an image with such an obvious anomaly for the roll out.

Thoughts?

Ed B.

Well, it's serial # 00000000002 after all. It would surprise me if it's a lens at all

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 14:20 UTC

Nothing with this brand would ever touch my equipment, again, EVER

I have had three different Transcend cards at different times, from different types. None of them EVER matched its claimed speed. Every time it was falling under the legal definition of that speed rating, so they technically could claim this speed rating, but none of them could handle the claimed writing speed, making it useless in photo shooting at the desired speed. Writing to the card (any of them) would be done at an "uneven" speed, with spikes and lows, which would result in a slow average writing time at the end.

Luckilly, all of them died at one point or the other, giving me the right excuse to get cards that both work and do not cheat on their ratings.

TRANSCEND - NEVER AGAIN

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 16:16 UTC as 3rd comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (618 comments in total)
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goblin: Part of Olympus' ten commandments to their engineers:

... ... ...

- Thou shalt never, EVER, put all the nice goodies on the same camera model !!!

If your clients scream and beg for an on-board flash (even if it's only for using it as an RC commander for slave flashes) - thou shalt give them some ugly, breakage and loss prone external monstrosity.

Thou shalt give a nice, on-board flash only to the mid-tier cameras, which lack the other goodies.

Thou shalt remember how it was done on the E-P3 <> E-PL3 couple ! One came with a touch screen, the other - with an articulated screen and an on-board flash !

Thou shalt remember - NEVER ALL THE GOOD THINGS TOGETHER !!!

NT

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 17:58 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (618 comments in total)

Part of Olympus' ten commandments to their engineers:

... ... ...

- Thou shalt never, EVER, put all the nice goodies on the same camera model !!!

If your clients scream and beg for an on-board flash (even if it's only for using it as an RC commander for slave flashes) - thou shalt give them some ugly, breakage and loss prone external monstrosity.

Thou shalt give a nice, on-board flash only to the mid-tier cameras, which lack the other goodies.

Thou shalt remember how it was done on the E-P3 <> E-PL3 couple ! One came with a touch screen, the other - with an articulated screen and an on-board flash !

Thou shalt remember - NEVER ALL THE GOOD THINGS TOGETHER !!!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 16:23 UTC as 105th comment | 5 replies
On anna in the women doing men's work challenge (3 comments in total)
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santamonica812: what is the men's job that she is doing?

Most likely being an artist, as the army using these uniforms no longer exists in this form since the early nineties.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2013 at 20:20 UTC
On Entry-Level Mirrorless Camera Roundup 2013 article (93 comments in total)
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zigi_S: You can get an Olympus e-pl3 with kit lens for 249€ in Europe. A current model the E-PM2 with kit lens for 420€. A fuji x-m1 the most cheap you can get with a kit lens is 799€. I don't see how these cameras are comparable. The fuji just doesn't belong into this group. For that money you can get a canon 60d and a nikon d7000. Cameras certainly not belonging to entry class.

Well, they should have listed the entry model for the Leica M then ?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2013 at 17:35 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Review preview (497 comments in total)

Question for the reviewers:

Has your test lens or anything else in the setup changed since the review of the E-M5 ?

A comparison of the lower right of the image (the water paint tubes) shows a significant loss of sharpness on both the E-P5 and the E-M1 versus the E-M5. Same on the eyes on the portraits.

Yet, I am sure that they can not be worse than the E-M5. With the lesser AA filter on the E-M1, it they should actually be sharper.

Setup differences ? Lens problem ?

Thanks in advance for your answer

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 15:31 UTC as 123rd comment
On Did Sigma design the Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm F1.8? article (200 comments in total)
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goblin: I would have no problems whatsoever to know that Sigma designed my 75mm 1.8. I love Sigma.

Still:

- Olympus 75mm f1.8 lens: Officially announced on February 8, 2012. Prototypes in the works at least months prior to that. Rumored at least a month prior to the official announcement. Don't remember if there were photos leaked or not prior to the official announcement.

- Sigma patent: dated February 3, 2012.
So if the 75mm was their doing, they designed it, tested it, finalized it and ONLY AFTER thought about FILING a patent to protect their concept ?

I find this naive, at the least.

Patent filed: 03 February 2012. Patent published: two or so days ago.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2013 at 00:54 UTC
On Did Sigma design the Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm F1.8? article (200 comments in total)

I would have no problems whatsoever to know that Sigma designed my 75mm 1.8. I love Sigma.

Still:

- Olympus 75mm f1.8 lens: Officially announced on February 8, 2012. Prototypes in the works at least months prior to that. Rumored at least a month prior to the official announcement. Don't remember if there were photos leaked or not prior to the official announcement.

- Sigma patent: dated February 3, 2012.
So if the 75mm was their doing, they designed it, tested it, finalized it and ONLY AFTER thought about FILING a patent to protect their concept ?

I find this naive, at the least.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 19:55 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)
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goblin: Older test scene was good enough, and most of all - had all the old non CaNikon cameras which you guys will never reshoot on the new one. This new scene is a break.

Couldn't the new light simulations be added to the existing scene ? And where are my bottles !!! :D

Thanks

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2013 at 17:20 UTC
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)

Older test scene was good enough, and most of all - had all the old non CaNikon cameras which you guys will never reshoot on the new one. This new scene is a break.

Couldn't the new light simulations be added to the existing scene ? And where are my bottles !!! :D

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2013 at 14:15 UTC as 81st comment | 3 replies

My friend's Nikon 70-200II, put on a D800. Lens hood on.

The camera was put on its back on a hard floor (screen facing the floor, lens pointing upwards). Then it fell back to horizontal - lens pointing forward (don't ask. It happened).

AF stopped working. Focusing ring started turning loose. The distance scale stopped working.

While my friend was pulling his hairs, I realised that by turning the focusing ring over and over again I started feeling like the the focusing gear was "attaching" (giving resistance) to the ring every now and then, which would make the distance scale move a little.

After ten or so minutes of mindless focusing ring turning, the focusing came back to life, distance scale started moving normally, AF came back to life.

Lens works good to this day.

I can't think of any lens which would have a problem from such a small shock. Then again, I can't think of any lens that would fix itself after that, like this one did :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 15:14 UTC as 53rd comment | 1 reply
On Haleakala Sunset in the Sunset in the mountains IV challenge (9 comments in total)

Gotta love that "Dramatic Tone" art filter :D

And when I think of the number of people who were against art filters alltogether at their release :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 16:39 UTC as 5th comment
On Pentax unveils blue and white K-01 in Japan article (262 comments in total)

I have actually to thank Pentax for having made an impossible to sell item from what is an otherwise excellent camera. I am not a Pentax guy, but this baby will be mine the second it goes south of $250. As ugly as it is, this might become the ultimate sub $500 tool with the right lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2013 at 17:53 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On Instagramers start class action lawsuit post (19 comments in total)
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Jason Edwards: This is BS. It is their service and if they want to change the TOS then that is up to them. Its your responsibility as a user to decide if you want to continue using the service. To file a lawsuit is such BS. Just quit using the service.

"...Its your responsibility as a user to decide if you want to continue using the service..."

Well, their idea was to give themselves the option of using your pictures even AFTER you discontinue using the service...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 26, 2012 at 16:43 UTC
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