pictureAngst

Lives in United Kingdom Surrey, United Kingdom
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Joined on Sep 16, 2011

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maxnimo: How about some optimism here, folks ... these film rolls could hold genuine photos of alien UFO's, artifacts and extraterrestrial beings, as well as famous superstars of music, film, art and science.

...or a fascinating insight into how cats have changed over the last 60 years

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 06:32 UTC
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Geekapoo: Wow, read some of the comments below...is a 360 degree, high clarity, zoomable view of Mars now passe? LOL. AMAZING...thank you NASA.

This is the Facebook generation - you need to get an astronaut with a selfie stick up there before anyone starts to get interested.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 17:52 UTC
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Steve in GA: As the spokesperson for the seven people worldwide who are not on Facebook and don't use Instagram, I say, "Who cares?"

I'm another one of the Seven and I approve too.

Although while we're talking, I live next door to you two and what I don't approve is you singing your songs late at night - caves don't have soundproofing and I need to get up early to hunt and gather, otherwise no one eats.

And anyway, that rock and roll nonsense will never catch on.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 19:06 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

Looking good, although you might want to consider setting the side margins to a slightly darker grey to reduce overall glare.
Also, have you accessibility tested the blue text to ensure adequate contrast with the white bg?

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 22:22 UTC as 363rd comment | 1 reply
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1118 comments in total)

"Cons:
Body can be slippery - wear a strap"

- is this an excerpt from 'Fifty shades of Leica'?

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 11:03 UTC as 101st comment
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pictureAngst: Fuji could have made the 'photographers shooting scantily clad ladies in a garden' test setup even more realistic by adding bedroom windows and closed curtains to the podium.

Add a wildlife test setup for the other 20% of long lens usage and they'd be covering all possible needs.

...and before anyone insults me by inferring that I take part in such activities, let me clearly state that I do not.

That the local university sunbathing club buying the house behind ours, my wife deciding lockable blackout shutters were in fashion, and me selling my Zeiss APO Sonnar T* 1700 f4 occurred within weeks of each other was pure coincidence.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 08:01 UTC

Fuji could have made the 'photographers shooting scantily clad ladies in a garden' test setup even more realistic by adding bedroom windows and closed curtains to the podium.

Add a wildlife test setup for the other 20% of long lens usage and they'd be covering all possible needs.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 07:40 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Tamron's new SP prime lenses (101 comments in total)
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Debankur Mukherjee: Are these Made in Japan ?

They are Made in a High Tech Factory. The only difference between that factory being located in Japan or elsewhere is what's on the cafeteria menu.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 08:06 UTC
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Favorable Exponynt: Lens stabilisation doesn't stabilize subject movement (It is a portrait lens after all) You are in danger of ending up with stabilized out of focus area's and a fuzzy portrait.

>>You are in danger of ending up with stabilized out of focus area's and a fuzzy portrait.

The perfect portrait lens for ugly people.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 17:48 UTC
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PhotoKhan: (continued)

I really hope Fritz tells his models "the freckles will come out with a preponderance they really don't have" because he is running the risk of making a false, damaging reinforcement on the perception these women already have about themselves.

If not adamantly assured of the contrary, they will assume those are accurate representations because their psyches already see themselves like that.

>I really hope Fritz tells his models "the freckles will come out with a preponderance they really don't have"

He'd then have plenty of opportunities for a follow-up project titled "freckled models looking confused"

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 16:49 UTC
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bernardly: What would Henri Cartier-Bresson think?

He'd be aghast that the colour could be compared to coffee since no one corrupted coffee with anything as barbarian as milk or cream in his days.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 09:36 UTC
On article Pocketable APS-C: Fujifilm X70 real-world samples (255 comments in total)
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yahoo2u: I'll wait for real world images before giving an opinion. Image 12 at ISO-400 in exploded view is a touch on the "noisy" side.
The Nikon A at half the price is a better deal, and as for now the Ricoh still has this market stitched.
Fuji boys who enjoy the 28mm view will buy it because it's a Fuji, that's it.
There will plenty on the used market just like the Nikon A when it was out. The Ricoh's were harder to come by used because "photographers" purchased those.

For someone who's waiting before giving an opinion, you're not doing a particularly good job 😀

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 10:08 UTC
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pictureAngst: Towards the end of the video, a new 'wobbling' technology is promoted for 'advanced performance'.

I'm sure it's very impressive, but if I were a member of the development team who had spent years of tireless research on this, I would be getting ready to lynch the marketing department.

'Wobbling'... !!!!!

'SuperWobblyShot'

I like it!

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 07:34 UTC

Towards the end of the video, a new 'wobbling' technology is promoted for 'advanced performance'.

I'm sure it's very impressive, but if I were a member of the development team who had spent years of tireless research on this, I would be getting ready to lynch the marketing department.

'Wobbling'... !!!!!

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 20:47 UTC as 70th comment | 4 replies
On article Otherworldly? Lomography introduces Jupiter 3+ lens (163 comments in total)
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Wye Photography: Please give me one good reason why I would want this lens on my Leica M2?

Sorry, my last comment was supposed to be a joke but came out a bit catty.

And looking at your great site, it looks like any cat photos would require it to be suspended on the end of a rope on the side of a mountain, which while being the ULTIMATE cat photo, is probably not advisable.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 19:19 UTC
On article Otherworldly? Lomography introduces Jupiter 3+ lens (163 comments in total)
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Wye Photography: Please give me one good reason why I would want this lens on my Leica M2?

So that you can enjoy posting about how bad it is at taking cat photos compared to your Leica Summilux?

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 19:03 UTC
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photomedium: Testing new cameras and having a brewski on the job while wearing a cravat. What a life! ;-)

They didn't drink the beer because they were more interested in the optics.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 20:27 UTC
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The Name is Bond: I really prefer to read. Videos are slow and, well, often lacking in well formed/expressed opinions. All it's all very samey these days.

These blasted new cameras are making it too easy to replace the well-written with the videoed.

"These blasted new cameras..."

Bond, I can hear Q gnashing his teeth at you!

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 20:22 UTC
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jorepuusa: It breaks my heart to see how awkward way these photogs hold their cameras.
There are certain standards, look how the pros touch and hold their gear.
A carpenter does not hit the nail with the wooden handle of his hammer.

The dilemma with standards is deciding which standard to use.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 18:13 UTC

I've seen a few different approaches to swimming safely with sharks, mostly involving clothing that mimics the appearance of deadly or unsavoury creatures.

This is the first approach I've seen that employs clothing designed to make the shark think "WTF???"

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 00:39 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
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