Mac McCreery

Mac McCreery

Lives in United Kingdom Birmingham, United Kingdom
Joined on Sep 6, 2011
About me:

http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/mac68
http://www.flickr.com/photos/simac/

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On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2443 comments in total)
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Guidenet: Yeah, dump the typical DSLR for a Nikon DF or Fuji XPro2 et al. I can wear it with my Faux Giorgio Armani Hong Kong suit and a Bolex wrist watch and really impress the ladies. Hubba hubba! What you wear is more important than the photographs you make. Give me that retro look.

How about 'I am Nikon'. Just a thought.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2016 at 14:37 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2443 comments in total)
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Guidenet: Yeah, dump the typical DSLR for a Nikon DF or Fuji XPro2 et al. I can wear it with my Faux Giorgio Armani Hong Kong suit and a Bolex wrist watch and really impress the ladies. Hubba hubba! What you wear is more important than the photographs you make. Give me that retro look.

Dear me. Nowt so boring as a bitter photographer.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2016 at 12:17 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2443 comments in total)
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Chilloutbuddy: This camera is cheap.

If you want a camera with a window finder and a few lenses, then your only other option is Leica M. That's when you realize how cheap is the xpro.

And, if you want autofocus on top of that, then you realise that your only other option is to go back to shooting film, so you can use the Contax G1 or G2. And that's when you realize the xpro is a real bargain.

If you don't want a window finder, then I'm not sure why you're even reading this review... countless cheaper EVF/retro looking cameras out there.

Yep. Cheap here means great value. If only folk read posts fully.......

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2016 at 12:15 UTC
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Mac McCreery: I understand that this is NOT a world first........

Dear me.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 12:53 UTC

http://www.pentaxforums.com/lensreviews/Pentax-Rear-Teleconverter-F-1.7x-Autofocus-Adapter.html

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2016 at 11:39 UTC as 9th comment

I understand that this is NOT a world first........

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2016 at 11:37 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
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bfrankpoto: This is going to sound mean, but I don't care about film simulation. I can't imagine many professionals using that on a regular basis. I would love to hear if this is something that could realistically be considered as a replacement for dSLR gear. The viewfinder issue is troubling. Sounds like using a 70-200 equivalent may not work very well.

I'm guessing that you wouldn't use a 70-200 equivalent with a 'rangefinder'. Just a thought.....

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2016 at 13:50 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2443 comments in total)

Chuckling at the negative comments who want to turn this camera into every other camera....................................So much for the concept of choice!

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 07:59 UTC as 509th comment
On article Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D (321 comments in total)

solid build and a pentaprism - I wonder who makes those?

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 18:27 UTC as 11th comment

Pentax do seem to make photographer friendly cameras. I have handled many brands in my local Jessops in the Uk (the Birmingham branch). The Pentax is my preference. We all have our own preferences with regard handling. I guess that Pentax have announced these lenses first as users often complain of the lack of longer telephoto zooms.

As for Pentax not having a good lens range- I find that an odd and unfounded argument.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 10:51 UTC as 4th comment | 10 replies

Full frame with THAT mount. Lenses to come- millions in existence. What's not to like?

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 17:12 UTC as 46th comment
On article Very flashy: Ricoh unveils Pentax K-S1 DSLR (197 comments in total)
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Photoman: I have one question...why?

to offer something different to the Nikon/Canon constant rehashes of the same camera......?

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 10:51 UTC
On article Very flashy: Ricoh unveils Pentax K-S1 DSLR (197 comments in total)
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LukeLT63: From the outside it seems the camera of David Hasselhoff in the TV series Knight Rider (Supercar)..... :-O ..... goes very car!

yep- good Kit!

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 10:49 UTC
On article Very flashy: Ricoh unveils Pentax K-S1 DSLR (197 comments in total)
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Unexpresivecanvas: A masterpiece of technical waste.. doesn't add anything in the quality department, performance (we all know what dpreview thinks about Pentax autofocus technology including the K-3) or the functionality that really matters to real photographers. Just a change in the form, like when they released all those interesting colors in the Q... so Q....

Reminds me of those cheapo stereos from the 80s, full of lights, that some people used to play in the NY metro....

reminds me of Canon using the same sensor for several dozen models with slight upgrades...............

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 10:44 UTC
On article Very flashy: Ricoh unveils Pentax K-S1 DSLR (197 comments in total)
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mgblack74: Pentax users, I am sorry for you.

Don't be- I have a K5 iis- no LEDs though!

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 10:43 UTC
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Easycass: A simplified view...

Definition: To 'take' a photo means 'initiate the exposure', regardless of where the camera is mounted, what is in the frame, who or what is holding the camera, how much lugging it took to get there, how much expense, how much post-processing was done, who posted it, or where it was posted. Agreed?

Copyright: If a person initiates an exposure, whether a single shot, a self-timed, remote-released or trigger-released shot, creating a single exposure, sequence of exposures or video sequence, then, unless the person waives their rights in some written agreement, they own the copyright. Agreed?

Scenario 1: If a person is not holding the camera, but initiates the exposure(s) then copyright is theirs.

Scenario 2: If a person is not holding the camera, and does not initiate the exposure(s) then copyright is not theirs. If the exposure was initiated by another human, copyright belongs to that other person. If not initiated by a human, there is no copyright.

Sorry Roland- I was being daft.....it's the monkey in me! But you are right.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 10:42 UTC
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Easycass: A simplified view...

Definition: To 'take' a photo means 'initiate the exposure', regardless of where the camera is mounted, what is in the frame, who or what is holding the camera, how much lugging it took to get there, how much expense, how much post-processing was done, who posted it, or where it was posted. Agreed?

Copyright: If a person initiates an exposure, whether a single shot, a self-timed, remote-released or trigger-released shot, creating a single exposure, sequence of exposures or video sequence, then, unless the person waives their rights in some written agreement, they own the copyright. Agreed?

Scenario 1: If a person is not holding the camera, but initiates the exposure(s) then copyright is theirs.

Scenario 2: If a person is not holding the camera, and does not initiate the exposure(s) then copyright is not theirs. If the exposure was initiated by another human, copyright belongs to that other person. If not initiated by a human, there is no copyright.

So do Jessops own copyright to all of my photographs as they sold me the camera? And on and on!!!!

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 06:55 UTC
On article Beyond the ordinary: Tim Dodd's Everyday Astronaut (102 comments in total)

brilliant. Fun. Makes a change from the stuffiness that crops up so much.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2014 at 19:08 UTC as 35th comment
On article Sony a6000 Review (890 comments in total)
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Ross the Fidller: I am looking at this because of someone buying it, but why do you have to be region specific, "when it was introduced in the Fall of 2012.", with the timing of its release? I'm sorry, but as an Australian, I 'fall' about laughing at that term for Autumn. ;) Could you please remember it isn't just North Americans reading this & refer to the time of the year by month or quarters or something else that isn't region specific.

Thanks mate.
Cheers!

what a silly response.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2014 at 09:42 UTC

very poor- I miss my old Nikkormat..... now that was reliable!

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 11:00 UTC as 21st comment
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