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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On Getting off the ground: Cheap drones for photography article (137 comments in total)

not a single decent picture . . .

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2014 at 13:38 UTC as 11th comment
On A look at the Lomography Petzval 85mm F2.2 lens article (151 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 51st comment
On A look at the Lomography Petzval 85mm F2.2 lens article (151 comments in total)

Sightly disappointingly, our Canon-mount loan sample didn't actually sit tight on the camera, but wobbled around a bit.

HOLY CRAP!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 17:56 UTC as 68th comment
In reply to:

HussH: The heated discussion in the comments section show that Massimo's work is a resounding success, no matter what you think of the images.

brings a lot of page views and clicks

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2014 at 12:09 UTC
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camfan1: Illegal immigration can not and will never be solved by "social justice" alone.
That assumption is based on the idea that all people and nations act and behave the same.
This is complete nonsense.
There is a reason why things are as they are.
If you don't believe me come and have a look here in my Belgian paradise to see what some 'cultures' will bring to your once peaceful society and living environment.
You may be amazed and please don't get out of the door at night in some of our culturally enhanced major cities at night without a car or a gun unless you like to be robbed and beaten.
We now fully understand successful immigration depends on type of immigrants.
No photo is gonna change that fact !
Good luck with opening the doors of utopia like our corrupt and so called people lovin' politicians did for us.
Our politicians live in nice villas far from that mess they created (as I do, lucky me :-)).
You have no idea what's gonna happen ... yet.

Groan . . . does it have to be spoon fed to you!! The original poster states "please don't get out of the door at night in some of our culturally enhanced major cities at night without a car or a gun unless you like to be robbed and beaten.". That sounds like a pretty strong suggestion that "culturally enhanced " (ethnics?) are liable to beat you and that they are thieves.

I have no idea who you are, but I am pretty sure from your picture that your ancestors immigrated to the USA.

Actually I don't care what you say because I am stereotyping your comments as the kind of stubborn opinionated right wing anti democratic bumpf that drives me nuts.

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 01:29 UTC
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camfan1: Illegal immigration can not and will never be solved by "social justice" alone.
That assumption is based on the idea that all people and nations act and behave the same.
This is complete nonsense.
There is a reason why things are as they are.
If you don't believe me come and have a look here in my Belgian paradise to see what some 'cultures' will bring to your once peaceful society and living environment.
You may be amazed and please don't get out of the door at night in some of our culturally enhanced major cities at night without a car or a gun unless you like to be robbed and beaten.
We now fully understand successful immigration depends on type of immigrants.
No photo is gonna change that fact !
Good luck with opening the doors of utopia like our corrupt and so called people lovin' politicians did for us.
Our politicians live in nice villas far from that mess they created (as I do, lucky me :-)).
You have no idea what's gonna happen ... yet.

You must be blind .

In the text of Camfan's post he clearly characterizes an immigrant class and culture as violent thieves and warns us about it "to see what some 'cultures' will bring to your once peaceful society and living environment.
You may be amazed and please don't get out of the door at night in some of our culturally enhanced major cities at night without a car or a gun unless you like to be robbed and beaten.
We now fully understand successful immigration depends on type of immigrants. "

That is about as prejudicial and hateful as it gets. Where I am from we have laws preventing wing nuts like that from publicizing racial slurs.

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2014 at 23:27 UTC
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camfan1: Illegal immigration can not and will never be solved by "social justice" alone.
That assumption is based on the idea that all people and nations act and behave the same.
This is complete nonsense.
There is a reason why things are as they are.
If you don't believe me come and have a look here in my Belgian paradise to see what some 'cultures' will bring to your once peaceful society and living environment.
You may be amazed and please don't get out of the door at night in some of our culturally enhanced major cities at night without a car or a gun unless you like to be robbed and beaten.
We now fully understand successful immigration depends on type of immigrants.
No photo is gonna change that fact !
Good luck with opening the doors of utopia like our corrupt and so called people lovin' politicians did for us.
Our politicians live in nice villas far from that mess they created (as I do, lucky me :-)).
You have no idea what's gonna happen ... yet.

Well Marty4650 I think you are terribly wrong.

You are defending someone's so called "right" to speak as if that free uncensored speech includes the right to defame, lie, characterize peoples as criminal by place of birth and incite hatred without justification.
This type of mass vilification could be construed as hate propaganda, and it sure as %*% is not the voice of reasonable argument or discussion.
There is a difference between censorship and the insistence that people, groups of people of all kinds are fairly portrayed and protected from slanderous and vile characterizations. That is what keeps speech "free" .

Shame on you.

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2014 at 21:05 UTC
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camfan1: Illegal immigration can not and will never be solved by "social justice" alone.
That assumption is based on the idea that all people and nations act and behave the same.
This is complete nonsense.
There is a reason why things are as they are.
If you don't believe me come and have a look here in my Belgian paradise to see what some 'cultures' will bring to your once peaceful society and living environment.
You may be amazed and please don't get out of the door at night in some of our culturally enhanced major cities at night without a car or a gun unless you like to be robbed and beaten.
We now fully understand successful immigration depends on type of immigrants.
No photo is gonna change that fact !
Good luck with opening the doors of utopia like our corrupt and so called people lovin' politicians did for us.
Our politicians live in nice villas far from that mess they created (as I do, lucky me :-)).
You have no idea what's gonna happen ... yet.

An extremely far right opinion about the nature of immigrants and blaming of the elected Belgian government for not sharing his racist point of view from Mr canfan1.

His negativity is paired with a declaration that photography is powerless to effect, or incite change .- and to top it all 9 other readers think what he says is great.

I think this poster is a right wing ranting troll that should be removed from the forum or throttled by the moderator.

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2014 at 20:23 UTC

A famous quip that has some relevance after reading the discussion below.

"What is the robbing of a bank compared to the founding of a bank?
Bertolt Brecht

On another note , the lack of people in the images and the reduction of the sites to pretty, dramatic poetic references to events is annoying. Where are the immigrants? What are their stories? What are these pictures actually for?

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2014 at 14:13 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
On Lytro Illum in the hands of five leading photographers article (162 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: It would be better if Lytro gave DPReview a beta body with beta software and DPReview played with both for month.

Instead we're getting independently created sales brochures from the company.

I saw one of these beta bodies a few weeks ago. Seems more promising than the first, but I could not shoot and then keep files to play with later at home. Not like the software is available to the general public yet.

so . . . I am an architectural photographer for the sake of this argument. I want an image that is sharp everywhere. Fromt back and middle .... what good is this to me?

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 04:23 UTC

Limited use - like a fisheye. Toy.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 19:30 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies

Soft on the edges......

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2014 at 17:02 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
On Get more accurate color with camera calibration article (202 comments in total)

My monitor is pretty well calibrated but the sample images look yellow/warm and the skin tones are not as natural . I would colour correct them before printing based on what I see here.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 16:43 UTC as 44th comment
On A travel-sized large-format 4x5 camera? article (218 comments in total)

Cute.

Too bad it eats money (sheet film) and kills fish.

A speed graphic is cooler and is about the same size with a rising front . Actually , I sold my view cameras a long time ago, no regrets at all.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 00:33 UTC as 7th comment
On Lytro announces Illum light field camera article (346 comments in total)

Macrophotography, microphotography, two cameras together for 3d with a wider baseline than the lens aperture?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 17:33 UTC as 63rd comment | 1 reply
On Lytro announces Illum light field camera article (346 comments in total)
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justinwonnacott: Proprietary - your images will last as long as the company. Nope.

I may not be entirely clear on this - here is what I read in the online manual: LFP’s are not accessible on your computer file system. As such, if you have a support
case and are asked to export an LFP file, simply right click on the picture within the
Desktop application and choose “Export Picture”

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 15:27 UTC
On Lytro announces Illum light field camera article (346 comments in total)

Proprietary - your images will last as long as the company. Nope.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 15:15 UTC as 90th comment | 3 replies
On Windows XP is dead. Long live Windows XP 'Bliss' article (124 comments in total)

The bliss image always seemed a bit sinister to me - I always thought it would do well in an advert for a major tranquilizer.

Relax . . . everything will be alright.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 13:17 UTC as 17th comment
On Sony Alpha 7S in low-light: See video at ISO 409,600 article (244 comments in total)
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chillgreg: Which ISO corresponds to the naked eye?

Pretty amazing really.

Probably there is no naked eye equivalent - our vision is monochromatic at low light levels, the high ISO images show some colour.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 16:33 UTC
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nycgazelle: Look at how Gregory Crewdson photographed seemingly empty spaces. There was depth...light...intrigue. This sadly doesn't even come close to moving me.

Okay I hear you . ..
I was happy to see DPR put up an interesting item for discussion (pictures!) that was not the usual bit of promo for a lens or camera.
In your discussion of Tourlentes' work you have made it clear that making something artistic is harder and talent matters and that you do not like to read about pictures in order to appreciate them (Crewdsons book "twilight" starts off with a nice fat essay by Rick Moody which is worth looking over.) You also pointed out that when you said "any Bimbo could take it ..." you did not necessarily mean any bimbo like Tourlentes?
I remain calm but I have had enough of this stupid ***ing contest.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 00:19 UTC
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