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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Wubslin: Unfunny, tired and stupid. If you don't like carrying heavy things, try not buying them.

Unfunny, tired and stupid. I believe that's what I wrote as my opinion of ths idiotic advertisement.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 18:00 UTC
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Wubslin: Unfunny, tired and stupid. If you don't like carrying heavy things, try not buying them.

darngooddesign: Don't presume to speak for me.

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2015 at 20:58 UTC

Unfunny, tired and stupid. If you don't like carrying heavy things, try not buying them.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 21:35 UTC as 24th comment | 8 replies
On Sony SLT-A77 II Review preview (500 comments in total)
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Wubslin: 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?

More anti-business paranoia and rabble-rousing, I see.

There never was any so-called 'Sony rootkit'. Everyone is getting fed up with the vicious slanders against this company.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 20:52 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II Review preview (500 comments in total)
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Wubslin: 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?

@martinot: I notice that the SysInternals links in Bruce Schneier's article are broken, and that The Register's article does not explicitly say it is a rootkit.

So the cries of 'rootkit' are not as convincing as some people would like us to think.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 21:24 UTC
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bernardly: Phottix on their blog post remarks that, “the Odin isn’t alone – some of the venerable Nikon SB series have issues working properly on the D750.” If this is true then there is a good possibility the issue is with Nikon.

That is being diplomatic...!

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2015 at 09:59 UTC
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FelixC2013: It looks like very sloppy reverse engineering on Phottix part. The photo shows very poor alignment with the Nikon contact points. It is not Nikon's responsibility to provide every manufacturer with their specs for their hot shoe. The problem with reverse engineering is that you do not know what the tolerances are of the design, so your product is a crap shoot, it may work with one camera and the next it won't.

And for those are are crying ISO, Nikon specs says they provide a accessory shoe, no where do they state it is an ISO hot shoe.

Phottix took a short cut and now will pay the price.

That is the most staggeringly blatant piece of corporate white-knighting I have ever seen.

Are you seriously suggesting it is not Nikon's responsibility to conform to industry standards? And that everyone else must conform it its own - non standard - way of doing things?

Utterly ridiculous. I will not speculate here as to your motives but they must be obvious to even the most casual reader of this site.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2015 at 08:03 UTC
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Everlast66: Wow, another problem crops up with that record breaking 90% rated camera ...

Agreed. An absolute disaster for Nikon. If they can't even conform to industry standards (like with the controls working back to front) then what point is there?

I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2015 at 07:59 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1113 comments in total)
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ricsh: I have d610 d7200 d5300 and befor d90
Af on d7200 better than all..even d5300 better than d610
..ihave 17 70 contemporary sigma and befor 17 50 2.8 sigma which i sold because the 17 70 was much sharper(I tried two copies from each lens) unlike dxo said but now i dont have the scrolling problem with d7200 which I had with the d5300 and d7100 when sigma lens was attached and now i can go to corners or zoom with one long press and this is very good
Picture quality close to d5300 but options much more
D610 now is mostly for dof kind of pictures .(sync speed also higher in d7200)
Noise performance in new dx Nikons is impressive

wow

very products

much buy

such bragging

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2015 at 20:04 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II Review preview (500 comments in total)
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Wubslin: 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?

@K E Hoffman: Classic denial syndrome. Just what I was expecting.

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2015 at 19:29 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II Review preview (500 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 19th comment | 6 replies
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1113 comments in total)
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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 (234 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 8th 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
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