Wubslin

Wubslin

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Works as a Ship's Engineer
Has a website at www.saynotophotography.net
Joined on Jun 22, 2008

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On Sony SLT-A77 II Review preview (480 comments in total)

I see that the usual crowd of self-appointed Internet Security Experts (tm) have all made the same predictable 'jokes' about 'rootkits'.

Let's put this to rest once and for all: there never was any 'Sony rootkit', and Sony have never been involved in any form of malicious software, ever. These persistent lies are rapidly becoming stale and tedious and have no value in any serious discourse on consumer electronics or network security.

One wonders if Sony are now planning legal action against those responsible for disseminating these vicious lies.

It would be interesting to see the people making these unfair, untrue and libellous allegations receive their comeuppance in a court of law. Or will they rapidly back down and retract their lies?

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2015 at 14:30 UTC as 14th comment
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1009 comments in total)
In reply to:

lacikuss: I like what I see, however using the excellent Sigma 18-35 f/1.8 as the only lens with the sample pictures instead of the kit zoom as you do with every other camera is just unfair.

It's unfair to test a Nikon with a decent lens because that makes it look good.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 22:58 UTC
On Massive $33,500 2450mm f/8 NASA lens surfaces on eBay article (215 comments in total)
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Frank_BR: Besides getting $33,500 poorer, the owner of this lens will need a new and strong shelf to expose the beast in his living room. Use as a practical photographic tool? None.

We're all grateful to hear that you can think of no practical use for this item.

To be honest my entire life has been on hold while I've been waiting for your opinion. Glad you finally gave us the benefit of your negativity.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2015 at 21:11 UTC
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Wubslin: You can't polish a turd.

Yet Nikon keep on trying...

just someone: If I thought you were at all sincere I would give a detailed answer. But since your only purpose in making that comment was to be deliberately confrontational I will merely summarise my experience by pointing out that the Nikon has inferior resolution, frame rate, AF performance and dynamic range compared to the Canon.

And I note that jimoyer has not returned with any more of his unwarranted and insulting assumptions.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2015 at 22:44 UTC
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Wubslin: You can't polish a turd.

Yet Nikon keep on trying...

jimoyer: You know what they say about assumptions.

I found the D4s to be inferior in all respects to my Canon 1Ds.

One wonders why Nikon persist in a losing strategy.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 15:35 UTC

You can't polish a turd.

Yet Nikon keep on trying...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 20:14 UTC as 7th comment | 4 replies
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vadims: You know guys, to me, this is hypocrisy at it's worst.

People get hellbent over darkened photos or removed objects... But isn't "adding/removing" (or rather "selecting") objects what photographers do when they frame AND press shutter?

Let's take BBC coverage of elections in Russia. Every freaking year I see images on bbc.co.uk with an old woman, or soldier (conscript), or both, casting their votes. For an outside observer, it would seem like no-one else votes in Russia.

To go on and say "we maintain highest standards of image taking, that old woman and the soldier were not over-darkened blah blah blah" is such a joke...

So, my dear purists, you're so funny. And sad.

Nice attempt at deflection.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 23:39 UTC
On FAA proposes regulations for commercial drone usage article (119 comments in total)

Too bad there's still no regulations about the unwanted use of cameras in public places.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 14:26 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried article (364 comments in total)
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LF Photography: As a Pentax user, I have no horse in this race, but here's something to put things in perspective:

NO D750 USER ANYWHERE is as sorry as Nikon is, that the D750 has this issue. Just like no D750 user will ever be able to experience what it's like to pay millions of dollars for a mistake they made.
These things happen in all industries, especially with cutting edge hardware. Nikon acknowledged the problem. They're doing everything possible to fix it. They're offering free service and, if necessary, replacement.
What more do you want?
Seriously, tell me what else you want them to do at this point, and see if you can do it without sounding like a spoiled brat.

@Simple man: Thank you for your kind words of support. I was beginning to fear that the reception to my sensible and lenient proposal would be similar to the furore that erupted over my suggestion that as punishment for a misplaced pixel in iTunes 11.1, every single employee and executive of Apple should be deported to Saturn.

It's so difficult to find reasonable people these days.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 20:22 UTC
On Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried article (364 comments in total)
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LF Photography: As a Pentax user, I have no horse in this race, but here's something to put things in perspective:

NO D750 USER ANYWHERE is as sorry as Nikon is, that the D750 has this issue. Just like no D750 user will ever be able to experience what it's like to pay millions of dollars for a mistake they made.
These things happen in all industries, especially with cutting edge hardware. Nikon acknowledged the problem. They're doing everything possible to fix it. They're offering free service and, if necessary, replacement.
What more do you want?
Seriously, tell me what else you want them to do at this point, and see if you can do it without sounding like a spoiled brat.

They could dissolve the corporation and return all the money to the shareholders for a start.

Following that by making every single (ex) employee personally financially responsible for this disaster would also be good.

But since I am feeling merciful, I will not advocate burning their homes and salting the ashes.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2015 at 22:18 UTC
On Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried article (364 comments in total)

I'm enjoying seeing the Nikon PR people twist themselves into pretzels to try and justify this latest debacle.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2015 at 19:39 UTC as 41st comment | 3 replies
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AbrasiveReducer: Customers are so grumpy. This problem is random and only appears under very specific conditions. Unlike oily shutters, it's fixable. If you want to argue that Nikon would not have done anything prior to the D600 fiasco I agree, but they've learned their lesson.

@fmian: Not nearly as much as you enjoy being pointlessly pedantic.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 00:15 UTC

So Nikon is failing then. No surprise really.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2015 at 19:02 UTC as 10th comment | 4 replies
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Wubslin: I'm not allowed to point out that Nikon products have issues; apparently that's being a 'Canon fanboy'.

So I will join in the rest of the users and deny that Nikon products have issues, because only a 'Canon fanboy' would ever claim that.

@winter1:

> you being misinformed
> what insults

I rest my case.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 11:42 UTC
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Wubslin: I'm not allowed to point out that Nikon products have issues; apparently that's being a 'Canon fanboy'.

So I will join in the rest of the users and deny that Nikon products have issues, because only a 'Canon fanboy' would ever claim that.

@Simple Man: 'pouring salt in a wound'

Yeah, that pretty much sums up my motivation. How clever of you to notice.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 11:40 UTC
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Wubslin: I'm not allowed to point out that Nikon products have issues; apparently that's being a 'Canon fanboy'.

So I will join in the rest of the users and deny that Nikon products have issues, because only a 'Canon fanboy' would ever claim that.

@winter1: Not sure where you think you're coming from with those insults.

And FYI, I get your implication that I'm a Canon supporter. Nothing could be further from the truth. I don't particularly care for their products and don't own any.

In fact I don't even have a camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 21:06 UTC

I'm not allowed to point out that Nikon products have issues; apparently that's being a 'Canon fanboy'.

So I will join in the rest of the users and deny that Nikon products have issues, because only a 'Canon fanboy' would ever claim that.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 20:42 UTC as 12th comment | 9 replies
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ryansholl: At what point does Nikon start shipping packaging to big box stores with postage already affixed for the return trip?

Durr hurr that's funny because sometimes manufactured products are defective.

You're so hilarious.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 21:00 UTC
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RyanBoston: It's great that Nikon has found the problem and will now fix it.

@JDThomas: I used to own a D300 so less of the wild accusations if you don't mind.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 20:20 UTC
On Hands-on with Nikon's new D5500 article (288 comments in total)
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Gazeomon: Another entry level Nikon masterpiece, which makes upgrading from the D3300 an absolute 'must', especially with not having this horrible GPS anymore. Keep it coming Nikon we are so excited about Your innovative spirit and bargain pricing. Can't wait to get my hands on the black Nikon plastic with a new number on it.

I know, I can hardly contain my excitement at wasting money on some plastic digital trash with a slightly different number stamped on it!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 00:00 UTC
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