Lives in South Africa Cape Town, South Africa
Works as a IT
Joined on May 31, 2006
About me:

Equipment E-500/E-620/E-520/E-30/E-5, 14-42 X 2, 17-45, 40-150, 18-180 , 35 , 70-300 , 12-60, 50-200, 150, 90-250, EC14 ,EC-20, Sigma 105 , Sigma 135-400, Sigma 50-500, ,Rikonon 8mm FE, FL-36, Metz -AF50 , 3 X Grips Various other lenses on adapters . ( All mainly useless)


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On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (827 comments in total)
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califleftyb: I bought the D7100 and found the images to be rather noisy. After looking at the sensor specs I saw why - the sensor's pixel pitch was one of the smallest of any Nikon camera, at 3.9µ similar to the D3200. In fact Nikon reduced the pixel pitch from the D7000 (from 4.8). I was rather shocked at this ploy to get "more megapixels" to induce more sales. I wish DPReview added this information to the specs when they do a review. I suggest anyone looking to upgrade to any Nikon camera look at this number carefully if it is an important issue to you.

More pixels on the same size real estate ( sensor size) , means smaller pixel pitch. You can't have it both ways. :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 18:25 UTC
On Lotus lake in the The Lotus Pond challenge (1 comment in total)

Love this and it was one of my favourites. It looks like the rest of the voting goes straight up and down. Don't break their rules and put a elephant in it.

Well done.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 05:36 UTC as 1st comment

Very good article and well stated. Also very brave.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 16:40 UTC as 221st comment
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vFunct: The best kind of photography are street photography, like this guys.

The worst kind of photography are the garbage you see on 500px. That site is filled with thousands of photographer, all without a sense of taste.

The funny part is that those idiots have NO clue why they are terrible, or why street photography is more valuable than landscape photography. They have no idea how worthless their photographs are.

Remember, if you think the landscape photography you find at 500px is good, you are a terrible photographer, and you should be ashamed.

Professionals laugh at you, just to let you know.

Oh Hell another faceless nameless , gallery less person that lives in the cloud. Professing to be the judge good photography taste etc.

OK I shoot nature stuff and you comments offend me. I don't hide behind snaky comments . So maybe you should put up links to your stuff . Put up of shut up.

Maybe you need to get out from under your trench coat and pork pie hat and go out into the country to sniff some real fresh air.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2014 at 17:38 UTC

Wonderful approach to life and people and great natural photos.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2014 at 17:24 UTC as 1st comment
On Kodak reborn: A look at JK Imaging's 2014 lineup article (195 comments in total)
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Sirandar: Why is the 12-45 lens so big? It is the same size as my oly 40-150 and almost looks like it was made in the same plant.

To me it looks about the same size as the Olympus 12-50.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2014 at 17:13 UTC
On Hungarian law bans photos taken without consent article (321 comments in total)

Hmm . Politicians pass laws. Politicians are normally the ones that get the lousy press and photographs. Probably got tired of not being able to leave home without their hair combed.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 18:25 UTC as 26th comment
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (559 comments in total)

I like it.
If I am serious about something I carry a big DSLR. But as a step up from a PS its and interesting option.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 18:21 UTC as 62nd comment
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Anastigmat: After Olympus straight-jacketed itself with the 4/3 sensor, it has 2 choices

1. compete with mainstream camera makers using APS-C AND full frame sensors or

2. "push the envelope"

Unfortunately for Olympus's shareholders and fans, Olympus has chosen not to compete.

Sleep well Rip Van Winkle.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 08:07 UTC
On Have Your Say: Best DSLR / SLT of 2013 article (335 comments in total)
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SulfurousBeast: What the Pentax fanboys / followers came out in full fore to vote or is it just a sympathy vote for the underdog? I am not saying K3 is not a good camera by any measure, in fact it is at par and even above par with its comparable peers in several areas. But given that majority voters would be (assumed) CanNikon owners, surprising to see Pentax K3 leading this poll which means it has garnered 'non-pentaxian' votes too. Good for Pentax.

Ieeeeeeesh . When things don't go the way you want it to then its fanboys again ( In this case over a third of the voters ) . I am an Olympus DSLR user and I selected the Pentax K-3. Although if I changed systems it would probably be Nikon . Pentax tried something new and listened to their , users the rest just warmed up or fixed the previous model ( D610). Or put in denser sensor and took away half of the buffer and called it innovation.

People might not buy the brand but but give due to where its due. For a company that has about 3% of market share gets a third of the votes ( Some how) or maybe the CanNikon users are not as blinkered as one assumes and recognize a good product when they see it. Maybe a warning to CanNikon on what they( the users) expect.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2013 at 12:41 UTC
On Abutilon in the Simplicity in Nature challenge (7 comments in total)

A great picture . However if the flowers looked like that in real life we are in serious trouble. :)
The Comp is simplistic the flowers and treatment not.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 19:03 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
On Adobe expands Photoshop and Lightroom offer article (628 comments in total)

For some some buying its a great deal.

So lets see . If you went out and purchased CS6 and lightroom . It would cost you about $800 . So that means you could rent it for 6.5 years for the same money and get the upgrades free and not have to buy upgrades. 6 years in adobe speak is around 2 version for CS upgrades and quite a few for LR.

Although if you already own it and paid full price ( How many did) then you are getting screwed. Actually its going to throw the cat amongst the pigeons.

Corel PSP X6 costs $100 and a near yearly upgrade of about $70 . So for a bit more $20 you can have CS and light room .

Is a ducks bum watertight.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 18:50 UTC as 187th comment | 4 replies
On French newspaper publishes issue with no photos article (203 comments in total)
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forpetessake: What a bunch of hooey. Newspapers, magazines, other publications are BUSINESSES, they make (and should) decisions based on profits from their activities, not because they like or dislike photographers, cameras or iPhones.
Oh, yes, I forget, it was a French newspaper. It's not about business, it's all about socialism, where bureaucracy, not the market rules, everybody will have a job, everybody will be told what to do and what not to do, everybody will be poor, except for the ruling bureaucratic class.

Pheeeew .

I think you need to take your meds.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2013 at 18:49 UTC
On Nikon Df combines classic design with modern technology article (313 comments in total)

I don't particularly like retro. But that is a very nice looking camera. A good marriage of old and new.

Very very nice. If I was moving to FF this camera would be a option. I think a lot of the 'anti' here is that a few own the current shape but don't want to buy one because it would look like the odd one out. It got to look the same like phones and suits and shoes etc. People lambast the 2 big guns for lack of innovation and now they innovate the get nailed. This camera will sell well.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 05:46 UTC as 120th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2077 comments in total)
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RichRMA: For those who think the camera costs too much, the E-5, the ancient DSLR this replaces, was $1800 new, for the body.


E-5 = US$1699 a month or 2 ago. :) All gone with no fire sales.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 12:15 UTC
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dylanbarnhart: This puts an end to the body stabilization vs lens stabilization debate. Sony finally figured out it was a mistake to stabilize the sensor and now put OSS on the lens instead.

Not really . Sony have tried to keep the body as small as possible. The IBIS takes up real estate. So they use OS. That does not mean IBIS is any less efficient. It also cuts costs on the body.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 18:40 UTC

Well what can we say it a DXOmark. Read into it what you want take out of it what you want. Its test like these that undermine DXO testing methods and credibility. I Probably will not own a Nokia again but hell I am not blind and I have looked at quite a few images and have been very impressed with the Quality.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2013 at 17:16 UTC as 2nd comment
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Review preview (499 comments in total)
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Raist3d: I have to admit I am a bit surprised to learn it has the shutter shock. I have noticed this in my E-620 a long ago, but that is a completely different IBIS mechanism. The easiest fix on that (at least for the 620) would have been for Olympus to automatically disable IBIS at higher shutter speeds that don't really need IBIS (the problem in the 620).

Seems like the EM5 did not have that problem, so maybe it's a problem with the smaller size of the Pen? If the EM5 didn't have it, the EM1 shouldn't have it (good news).

Howzit Ricardo .
It was my understanding that the E-620 and Pens use the same IBIS system. It was not as effective as the IBIS on the other Olympus DSLRS. I Own one (E-620) and its definitely one ore more stops behind the E-5/30.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 17:24 UTC
On Site update: two new forums article (32 comments in total)

I like it .

The suggestions and feed back could/will be very entertaining though. :)

The Science and Tech forum. Is a great Idea.
It also give the equivalence people some where to go play.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2013 at 18:42 UTC as 32nd comment
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Mirrorless Crusader: This is bound to be a niche product. A good niche product, for sure, but this isn't going to be a "regular camera" for many people when they could get the same thing for $300-400 less without the waterproofing.

Ok why would you but a waterproof camera without water proofing.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 17:04 UTC
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