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On ThinkTank Streetwalker HardDrive Backpack Review article (82 comments in total)
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Black Box: A pro DSLR - 1.5 kg. "А small family of lenses" - 5 more kg (if you're lucky!). A 17" Macbook Pro (what a show off!) - yet another 3-4. Tripod - 3 more? Plus flashes, cards AND the backpack itself at the healthy 2 kilos.

I guess I'm still too young to understand the people who "go create" loaded like a marine in a combat zone. No thanks.

No mention of power to recharge batteries & laptop or cell service/wifi to upload images to the internet. A day away from that and then what?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2014 at 07:44 UTC
On ThinkTank Streetwalker HardDrive Backpack Review article (82 comments in total)
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SeeRoy: Just what we need: another photo backpack - up to now the meagre range of choices available are so limited!
I'm surprised that they haven't incorporated a helium bladder/blimp to offset the wearying effect caused by staggering around with a couple of pro bodies, half a dozen fast lenses covering 10-500mm, a powerful laptop, lotsa batteries, tripod, hunting rifle, emergency food, drink & equipment. Stuff you need on holiday.
"StreetWalker HardDrive". Priceless.

A throwback to another era. Reminds me of the 90's when Lowe Pro big backpacks allowed me to carry it all. But in reality I only needed a hip pack with another lens & film for a few hours hike away from car or cabin.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2014 at 07:38 UTC
On French newspaper publishes issue with no photos article (208 comments in total)
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Jun2: Everything will be online. Newspaper will soon be history. Doesn't really matter if it has pictures or not.

Yeah, film, lp records, cd's are still around too.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2013 at 07:14 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2064 comments in total)

Impressive, though not enough for me to upgrade from E-M5 as I'm just getting use to E-M5's specifics and idiosyncrasies and would have to learn another camera's ones all over again.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 05:45 UTC as 513th comment | 2 replies

Great for artistic purposes, but I wouldn't want to eat any of it looking like that in an ad.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2013 at 21:10 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On Classic lines when clients want you to work for free article (141 comments in total)

"It will mean great exposure for you."

You're asking me, so I already have exposure.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2013 at 10:05 UTC as 42nd comment
On Canon EOS 100D/Rebel SL1 Hands-on Preview preview (353 comments in total)
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bentheoandrews: Wha... bu... um.... I don't get it.

This doesn't seem any smaller than my A33. The OMD, GX1 & GF3 are noticeably smaller than it. Unless the lens to sensor distance is reduced, making it mirrorless hits size limit of body and lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 16:15 UTC
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richardplondon: The only reason anyone could object to something like this, so far as I can see, is if the lens is then sold without revealing that it has been rebuilt. It is relatively easy to establish whether a lens is working properly or not, and if it is working properly, this is a commendable rescue IMO.

Being practical minded means doing whatever works, not just whatever people's preconceptions are comfortable with.

As for these internal parts of the lens being subject to corrosion in the future - they already were vulnerable to corrosion in the first place. Metal is metal. That is why it is such bad news to drop your lens into seawater (grin).

Yes, will probably have issues in the future. I've heard this before from repair places - "If you dunk it, junk it."

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2013 at 01:19 UTC
On Buying a digital SLR article (149 comments in total)

System addict? Really? addict? Wouldn't "System choice..." be better or just "System..." suffice?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2012 at 07:35 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply
On Digital camera lens buying guide article (57 comments in total)

Very informative and concise. Instead of ads at the top right, why not have a beginners section/square with this and the Digital SLR Guide as a permanent links (which update periodically), like there is for Connect and Finished Challenges.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2012 at 07:28 UTC as 32nd comment


Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2012 at 07:15 UTC as 5th comment
On Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM preview article (149 comments in total)

Lens news, Camera News, Preview - all for the same thing.
Uh, couldn't you just put this all under "Lens Preview"?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2012 at 05:37 UTC as 66th comment | 1 reply
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