Hen3ry

Hen3ry

Lives in Papua New Guinea Rabaul, Papua New Guinea
Works as a Website provider, advertising consultant, writer
Has a website at http://www.bushtrackpng.com
Joined on Aug 10, 2010

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On phosphorus in the Bright challenge (4 comments in total)

Great Robert. I don’t want to know how you did it because it would then be tempted to try it at home and I fear burning down some house or other! Great pic. Man -- two challenge wins n a week? You are on a giant roll!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 06:14 UTC as 1st comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review preview (603 comments in total)
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furtado: I should add that I've never been able to perceive the "strong 'rainbow' tearing effect" in GX7's EVF that you mention in your review. Lucky me, I suppose...

Me neither. Not some much as a slight rip let alone any tearing effect, rainbow or otherwise. An excellent EVF which I would upgrade to :outstanding" if it had a little more magnification.

The GX7 is a pleasure to pick up and use in all kinds of situations.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 05:05 UTC

Why aren't the rich our camera fodder? (Clue: they refuse to be photographed.)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 08:55 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1229 comments in total)

Thanks for a clear description, Richard. The GX8 had to be bigger than the GX7 to fit the much bigger, category leading EVF and the fully articulated screen with its hinge. That EVF will be great! I mourn the loss of the pop-up flash, though; for me, it is just soooo handy for quick shadow fill. The more prominent grip means a bigger battery -- a plus although my experience of the GX7 battery is that it is not nearly as limited as has been painted, and the extra thickness of the grip won't do any harm.

The joke is that I have been using the GX7 intensively alongside the tried and true G6 for the past few days and am really getting into it! It is ridiculous but true that it is almost no smaller than the G6 in the cube it occupies in space, but it FEELS much smaller. I wonder whether that feeling will translate to the GX8 because of its simple lines. I hope so.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2015 at 23:31 UTC as 57th comment
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1229 comments in total)
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G1Houston: Banding with the 20/1.7 lens? Please check it out for us.

I wonder whether this is still relevant given that Panasonic has now announced an f1.7 25mm. Presumably this must replace the 20mm in the line up.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2015 at 23:19 UTC
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1229 comments in total)
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chj: Was there any mention of weather sealing? For me, that's the most significant improvement.

Trk, why not add a "y" to the end of those initials to give a true indication of your position in life? You compared an f3.5~5.6 with an f2.8 that starts at 24mm equiv. Maybe you should think about lookingat equivalent lenses, such as the bunch of 14-42/45 available from both Panasonic and Olympus. Top quality lenses at low prices. Start at 28mm equiv, and go longer to 84/90mm.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2015 at 23:17 UTC
On dragonfly in the Insects, Mollusks, and spiders up close and personal challenge (4 comments in total)

Stunning. Talk about a worthy winner!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2015 at 11:42 UTC as 2nd comment
On Peek-a-boo! in the peek-a-boo challenge (5 comments in total)

Great photo and a worthy winner n a category that was in danger of being overwhelmed by cuteness. Congratulations, Kerrie.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2015 at 08:45 UTC as 2nd comment
On Flowers that Last in the Artificial Flowers challenge (10 comments in total)

Super shot. Here in the tropics where orchids practically drip from the trees, people use artificial flowers for the same purpose -- they last on graves. We buried an old friend on Friday with a mix of natural and artificial flowers piled on his grave.

This shot has wonder composition and mood, though.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2015 at 08:28 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On South Wall in the Bridges challenge (8 comments in total)

Fantastic photograph -- using "fantastic" in its true form, as describing something that suggests "fantasy". Congratulations, RC. A great opportunity, obviously, and beautifully handled.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 08:53 UTC as 1st comment
On Preikestolen / Pulpit Rock, Norway in the Living dangerously challenge (6 comments in total)

Yes, looking at the field, the Gecko (well named, they stick to the wall like glue) was a deserving winner. Gack, I don't even like looking at the picture!

Cheers, Geoff

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 08:50 UTC as 2nd comment
On Life and death challenge (11 comments in total)

No contrast enhancement in converting to b&w? In b&w you nearly always need contrast enhancement to differentiate the colors represented because you lose the color contrast. With no contrast enhancement, pictures could end up very flat.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2015 at 02:18 UTC as 4th comment
On Life and death challenge (11 comments in total)

"no animals neither part of them, no human". So the skull and bones submitted will be disqualified?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2015 at 02:14 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On Readers' Showcase: Nicolas Alexander Otto article (35 comments in total)

A knock out. I wish I could but I can't. :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2015 at 10:32 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On OVERFLOW in the Simplicity II challenge (5 comments in total)

lovely pic. Congratulations, Arcthie. You had to visualize it, you had to make it a reality, you had to compose it, and you had to deliver beautiful technical quality. A terrific winner all round.

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2015 at 09:30 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Zebras in Etosha NP in the Jigsaw Puzzle #11: Fauna challenge (8 comments in total)

Excellent winner! Congratulations, johneb on a great picture which is ideal for a puzzle that could fill a cold, rainy day or three. It has that excellent balance of complex and plain areas and being n interesting picture in itself that makes for a good puzzle.

Cheers, Geoff

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2015 at 01:13 UTC as 7th comment
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (495 comments in total)

The specifications look excellent, rather more than the doctor ordered! All I wanted was the new sensor in the G6. It almost looks like more camera than I can handle now! :)

I actually am not much taken with the squared off design. It actually looks a little like the old Topcon. The G6 might look a little shapeless but it has grown on me and except for a few touches, I would have been happy to see that shape continue. Great in the hand and rugged - my cameras lead a hard life.

Looking at the G7 capabilities, though, I am wondering how long I will stick with the GX7 I bought a month ago as a back-up for my G6. The GX7 might be a candidate for eBay so I can buy a G7 and use the G6 for back-up.

Pity they don't do n all-white version or even an all-silver one. I live and work in the tropics and a black camera absorbs heat more readily than I like.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 09:33 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (495 comments in total)
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User8606253983: Looking good, but outdated sensor. When will we get new sensors on m43. Been on 16 mp a while now. Would like my next om-d to have a few more pixels if possible.

"outdated sensor", "same old sensor" -- this is a superb sensor and, in fact, it is Panasonic's second 16 MPX sensor. Why should Panasonic go to Sony or anyone else when they have this top quality sensor of their own in hand? Coupled with Panasonic's excellent Venus software, all of us using this sensor get top quality pix out of it. Even the older Panny 16 MPX sensor in the G6 produces great images which help me make my living.

Sure, if Panasonic comes out with a better sensor in future, I will be happy to use it, but the only reason why they should move is if a new sensor offers a real advantage within the price/cost parameters. I hope that inane comments about "old" this or that do not gain traction.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 09:22 UTC
On Feathers challenge (5 comments in total)

I've got a complaint! Some of these pix are too darned good -- they are better than mine! LOL.

Some very nice work here, fellow challengers.

Cheers, Geoff

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 23:49 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Hawaii-June 1969 & June 2014 in the Memories challenge (35 comments in total)

And the hair color has changed a bit! Heh, heh. Lovely pair of pictures, lovely story.

Recently, my older sister and her oldest son re-enacted an old photo they dug up of my sister bathing her boy as a baby. Oddly, there was quite a difference between 5 months and 50 years of age! (He did wear pants for the latter pic!)

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2015 at 00:43 UTC as 28th comment
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