justinwonnacott

justinwonnacott

Lives in Canada ontario, Canada
Works as a photographer/teacher
Has a website at http://justinwonnacott.com
Joined on May 30, 2006

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justinwonnacott: Who bought this? I do not believe this is legitimate, no collector or museum could be six and a half million dollars mis informed. I smell buulshit or an inflated exaggerated public relations story here. The photo is dramatic and unremarkable, maybe it is a deal with ikea for posters?

Well... Yes ikea would not choose that image or pay much for it.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 01:38 UTC

A framed example of the original image in colour before conversion to an artistic black and white print can be seen here in Aspen may be seen here.
http://www.lik.com/galleries/aspen.html. Tasteful eh ....

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 22:01 UTC as 151st comment | 3 replies

If the collector is anonymous,well it is just Peter Lik's say so and his valuation of the worth of the sale. Hmmm if I Peter Lik was asked what this was really worth he might say ...... You get the idea - no art appraisal or auction house involved. Hell twenty million is not inconceivable eh?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 21:43 UTC as 157th comment | 2 replies

Who bought this? I do not believe this is legitimate, no collector or museum could be six and a half million dollars mis informed. I smell buulshit or an inflated exaggerated public relations story here. The photo is dramatic and unremarkable, maybe it is a deal with ikea for posters?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 21:36 UTC as 158th comment | 2 replies
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (389 comments in total)

So ..... A whole 5 microns of gold plate eh? Well there could not be a hundred dollars worth on this polished turd and what is more it will rub off fast if you actually carry it around.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 02:29 UTC as 143rd comment

Films made specifically for scanning would make sense and probably find a lot of buyers.

The end use of the film they make - if it gets made at all - will usually involve a scanner . Very few people project slides today, colour enlarging has passed into history and the use of BW darkroom tools has become severely crippled by the diminished availability of chemistry and papers. Scanning BW film produces excellent prints.

Films designed to take advantage of the dynamic range of scanners and that are optimized for the colour receptors of the scanner would make a lot of sense. I believe Agfa once made a BW film with this in mind.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 14:49 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies

$250.000 is an extremely unrealistic amount of money to do this. Just moving a coating machine would probably cost far more than this. I do not believe it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2014 at 22:17 UTC as 42nd comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1669 comments in total)
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jcunwired: Out of 731 (now 732) comments, I'd bet not one of the posters (posers?) owns Canon equipment but most wish they did. Just thinkin' out loud here...

You must admit that your comment that none of the people posting comments owned Canon equipment was a ridiculous and stupid bit of trolling. mkay? Just thinking out loud here.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 19:39 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1669 comments in total)
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hexxthalion: not defending Canon, but at what point they mentioned or hinted that they're going to introduce a new camera or camera related technology?

the Ad itself wasn't published in any photo-related publication and we're just a couple of weeks after photokina.

let's not blame them for something they didn't deliver if they didn't promise to deliver it, it's a bit pointless

Your point that the campaign announcement was not targeting camera buyers explicitly is correct but I wonder exactly which Canon customers were they trying to entice with the double page NYT ad? In any event, I am sure that those buyers (whoever they were) are probably just as annoyed that their hopes for innovative products (a new copier?) were not answered either. I would think that Canon consumers of all kinds feel cheated by the substitution of hype for hardware.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 15:28 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1669 comments in total)
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jcunwired: Out of 731 (now 732) comments, I'd bet not one of the posters (posers?) owns Canon equipment but most wish they did. Just thinkin' out loud here...

idiot

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 14:50 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1669 comments in total)

Like the little boy who cried wolf when there was nothing there ... marketers should not tease the kids and then give them nothing or they will not listen when there is something real to announce. Consumers are deeply cynical of marketing hype. Boo.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 14:44 UTC as 438th comment
On DPReview in Cologne: We're at Photokina! article (15 comments in total)

Seems to be a lot of follow up on already announced stuff, kind of zzzzzzzzzz hmmmmm? Not exactly compelling edge of your seat stuff.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 23:07 UTC as 5th comment

A head to head comparison in the hands of a professional photographer of two similarly sized cameras , this one and one that is not a phone would say a lot.

I really doubt photojournalists or street photographers would find this anything more than a toy or novelty or heaven forbid ..... an expensive gimmick. I do not think this device is destined to be a classic. woof.....fools and their money . . . eh?

Maybe a giant accessory flash with bounce capability and a funky diffuser too.... a special leather bag maybe?

A vertical grip ?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 02:25 UTC as 46th comment
On Samsung introduces Galaxy Note 4 phablet with OIS post (75 comments in total)

today is sept 3 not the 4th and this article is about as interesting to this photographer as yesterdays pasta.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 02:19 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X30 (beta) real-world samples article (95 comments in total)
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maxnimo: Photo samples are supposed to demonstrate the quality and capability of a camera or lens, not to show off a photographers goofy artistic talents. Why do so few understand that? Showing one small subject surrounded by blurriness is fine, but that only demonstrates a very tiny part of what photographers need.

A suggestion: order the samples by iso and focal length to make finding files to compare easier. . . . and please shoot a few on a tripod?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2014 at 21:27 UTC
On Accessory Review: Drobo Mini RAID article (149 comments in total)
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The Squire: If you need high capacity, resilient, high performance file storage... Don't work on a laptop. Buy a workstation and kit it out properly. It'll cost you less, give you more options, and perform better. Forget about expensive, compromised, external disk drives for anything but off-site backup.

I am interested in why you say this (not arguing with you,). What is wrong with external storage?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2014 at 13:01 UTC
On Accessory Review: Drobo Mini RAID article (149 comments in total)

This is still a proprietary RAID implementation isn't it? That is a huge disadvantage. The last DROBO product I purchased is flaky,extremely slow and crash prone - expensive too. I am now using a desk full of RAID 1 boxes (a pain for sure) and NAS boxes which can be rescued. Too many DROBO horror stories out there, I just cannot risk a proprietary scheme.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2014 at 14:49 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply
On Drone lighting could be coming soon to your studio article (129 comments in total)

Military applications ? The horsefly from hell!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2014 at 12:40 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
On Getting off the ground: Cheap drones for photography article (149 comments in total)

not a single decent picture . . .

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2014 at 13:38 UTC as 17th comment
On A look at the Lomography Petzval 85mm F2.2 lens article (169 comments in total)

A quarter turn to go from infinity to closest focus? Sounds like minimal (cheapest possible) engineering to me. I see the black version costs quite a bit more. Nothing I have read about this lens suggests high build quality or good value for the money.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 21:23 UTC as 60th comment
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