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 Zebras in Etosha NP in the Jigsaw Puzzle #11: Fauna challenge (6 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 5th comment
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (386 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 8th comment | 1 reply
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 article (386 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User8606253983: Looking good, but outdated sensor.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"outdated sensor", "same old sensor" -- this is a superb sensor and, in fact, it is Panasonic's second 16 MPX sensor.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
On P-38 Lightning in the Classic fighters challenge (5 comments in total)

Excellent pic. A classic angle. The blurring in the propellers is just right.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 20:18 UTC as 2nd comment
On Stairs challenge (9 comments in total)

Too popular! I missed getting my entry in! :)

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 11:26 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On Holes in Nature challenge (2 comments in total)

Agreed, sam. an excellent topic which will lend itself to sub-division over time, with lots of more top entries, I am sure.

Congratulations, Ruth.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 09:20 UTC as 1st comment
On -Urban Sunset/Sunrise- (Full Colours Only + Border) challenge (7 comments in total)

Actually, the sun rule is tricky. I have photographed a lot of dawns and sunsets and in my view, dawns are definitely handicapped by a "sun visible" rule since the moment the sun gets over the dawn horizon, much of the drama of the sky disappears instanter.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 08:15 UTC as 2nd comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)

This just looks insane to me. I was hoping for a 1" sensor, an extended zoom range, and something a little smaller. Instead I am offered something as bulky as the GM1 (yes, I have owned and used one) with a limited zoom range.

Oh -- and a built-in flash is a must have in these small cameras (I ridiculed Oly about the silly little accessory flash for the E-PL3 and this is no different).

As a marketer I see the two announcements of the LX100 and GM5 as ludicrous. They compete with each other!

And the LX100 is bigger and heavier than its "natural" competitors from other companies, notably Sony.

Anyway -- no Panny purchase for me of either of the two. I'll just carry the ever handy G6 with the 12-32 on walkabout. :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 22:16 UTC as 322nd comment | 4 replies
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 article (304 comments in total)

Not interested. No built-in flash.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 21:52 UTC as 59th comment | 8 replies
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2962 comments in total)

Looks terrific. Sure, not m43 which I would prefer, but hey -- it has got a lot of IQ over competition like the Panny LX series.

Andf a pop-up EVF? Whoa! Maybe this will be the replacement for my recently deceased (through my maltreatment) GM1.

Cheers, geoff

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 00:24 UTC as 557th comment

Allison - delightful. Your reaction to the thing in hand is exactly what I hoped it would be. I will have the GM1 in a week but without the silly grip. I will add a couple of stick-on rubber furniture feet to the front of it to anchor my fingers. :)

Cheers, geoff

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2013 at 21:02 UTC as 17th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review preview (599 comments in total)

This focus on the EVF's "tearing" effect is ludicrous. Is if going to affect your photography 99% of the time? No!

So what’s the big deal? This is a reviewers' nitpick, something they are trying to hang their hat on because the camera is so darned good.

Where is the silent mode of the much lauded E-M5? How does it compare for size? What about its pop-up flash (reported here as flimsy -- ALL pop-up flashes of that type are flimsy, but it is way, way better than none at all!).

Then there is the nonsensical expectation that you should be able to see through the EVF with glasses. Come on!!! I've been photographing for 50 years with glasses, and I have NEVER had an eye level viewfinder that works with glasses! The glasses used to go into my pocket; nowadays, they!).

As for the necessity to have the optional eye cup for sans glasses viewfinding -- OF COURSE!! I have been using them on every camera I have had for 50 years. Literally.

Give the GX7 the gold it deserves.

Cheers, geoff

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 10:11 UTC as 164th comment | 4 replies
On P1030189 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (6 comments in total)

looks very impressive.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2013 at 07:26 UTC as 3rd comment
On P1000006 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

True, helmus. Nice color, though. I presume this is OOC JPEG.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2013 at 07:25 UTC as 2nd comment
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Preview preview (379 comments in total)

I'm thinking it costs too much. I really want a body this size and shape with a built-in EVF in the upper left-hand corner -- just like the original PEN-F/FT had (phooey to this "rangefinder" talk).

There is no question that it can be done -- others do it. If it meant the body being a little bigger, so be it. BUT I don’t believe the body would have to be significantly bigger.

The "always on" IBIS is attractive. We'll see how it works.

But at the end of the day, I want both an EVF [i]and[/i] a built-in flash [i]and[/i] IS along with much better IQ and small size if I am to step up from my E-PL3.

As I read it, Olympus's two top cameras provide provide either/or on the first two parameters with a compromise in size, while the E-PL5 misses on three parameters. Size and price are right, though.

I'm looking at the Panasonic G6. EVF, flash, IS (on Panny zooms), much better IQ, and small size (shooting ready for me, E-PL3 and G6 are the same size). And the price is right.

Cheers, geoff

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 23:26 UTC as 67th comment
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Preview preview (379 comments in total)
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peevee1: DPR wrote: "Another feature offered by the E-P5 in concert with the OI.Share app is geotagging of your images by syncing with your smartphone's GPS system. The app records a GPS log of where you've been during the day, and then appends location to your images based on the time they were shot when you sync over Wi-Fi. "

Can you elaborate a little? Does that change EXIF on the SD card in the camera itself, or only transferred images are changed?

Right on, Peevee. Plain stupid.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2013 at 22:59 UTC
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Greg Lovern: When wonderful old works, who's current copyright holder can't be located and may not even know that they inherited the copyright, can't be published without risking multi-million dollar settlements, the culture is impoverished. That's how it is today now that the copyright law pendulum has swing far, far over to the side of protecting creators.

It's possible to provide reasonable protection to new creators without disappearing the works of wonderful old creators who's current copyright holder can't be found. But finding that balance requires that new creators be required to put some minimal effort into registering their works.

Works can be registered in aggregate, as in a large set of photographs or the entire contents of a magazine.

Agentul, you don't HAVE to substantiate your claim -- the user of your work has to prove it is their work. Frivolous claims don’t get anywhere -- it is too expensive for people to make them.

Further, I am aware that copyright exists in different forms in many places, but I think you will find that most have a default where copyright is automatically in the hands of the artist/author.

Try the French verson: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyright_law_of_France

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 09:09 UTC
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Greg Lovern: When wonderful old works, who's current copyright holder can't be located and may not even know that they inherited the copyright, can't be published without risking multi-million dollar settlements, the culture is impoverished. That's how it is today now that the copyright law pendulum has swing far, far over to the side of protecting creators.

It's possible to provide reasonable protection to new creators without disappearing the works of wonderful old creators who's current copyright holder can't be found. But finding that balance requires that new creators be required to put some minimal effort into registering their works.

Works can be registered in aggregate, as in a large set of photographs or the entire contents of a magazine.

Greg, you are from the US where this has been the norm -- but we in most of the rest of he world have NEVER had to register our works to gain copyright protection. I see your argument as twisted logic. Why should you have to register? What right has anyone to come along and just gather up our work and use it as their own? They know very well it is not.

We of the rest of the world have always been bemused by what we thought of as the ridiculous US requirement that copyright be registered.

And the fee might not kill you, but it might hurt many others.

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 07:16 UTC
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