JonB1975

JonB1975

Lives in United Kingdom Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Works as a photographer
Has a website at www.foto7.co.uk
Joined on Jul 23, 2009

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Does it go on the 2000fc?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2014 at 07:30 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
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ravduc: What a great shot. More credit should be given to the Russians for defeating Nazi Germany with a Russian death toll of over 25 million people. However, I can't commend Stalin for having killed millions in his own country in order to eliminate opposition.

Replace "Slow and lazy" with "Reluctant and traumatised" - the result of The Great War. Chamberlain is always criticised for appeasement - he probably gave Britain the time it needed to build up the RAF enough to stave off invasion two years later.... If we'd gone to war at in 1938 we would probably have lost.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 17:15 UTC
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alexzn: For a fine sample of soviet war pictures see:
http://baltermants.com/#/

BTW, Khaldei's photo was later retouched to remove one of two watches the soldier wore on his hands (evidence of looting which was widespread amend the victorious Red Army soldiers.

"Could be considered a German spy...." And the photographer? Using a German camera???

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 16:47 UTC
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PicOne: So evidently from reading comments below, this camera is assumed to have taken photos other than the staged (fake) setup shot shown in the article. Today, isn't it true a photographer would be fired if he did this for his news agency?

The photo was retouched - I've seen it with the soldier raising the flag with several (looted) watches on his wrist....

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 16:39 UTC
On Updated: Creating the Leica T article (197 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: To understand the present, you must first understand the past. Why are Japanese cameras cheaper?

After the WWII, Germany was stripped of all its intellectual property, its industrial and technology patents made void. It was devastating to German companies who have totally lost momentum, and it created a huge bonanza for manufacturers elsewhere (particularly in the US and Japan).

Many of (then) smaller Japanese companies had actually been repair shops before the war, and were familiar with the construction of the cameras, and most had experience fabricating hard to get parts.

The economic boom following shortly after made Japanese into de-facto holders of 95% of world's photography related patents. Which Leica must pay for through the nose, of course, being such a small manufacturer from Germany. When buying any component, because of its small purchasing power, Leica pays many times *more* for same parts than some Japanese camera company.

Does it have to be expensive forever? Well, are we ever going to see a cheap Rolls-Royce?

No.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 22:28 UTC
On 1991 Nikon-Kodak hack was first DSLR in space article (67 comments in total)
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Paul Farace: And now we have to pray the Russians don't forget to unlock the door of the next Soyuze rocket for a single Amerikanski to pay mega Rubles for a ride into space ... Thank you Mr. Obama and your Republican counterparts for underfunding NASA all these decades!

"NASA didn't go to the moon" ..... that old chestnut. This has been debunked so many times it's ridiculous. The Soviet Union would have howled from the roof tops if it didn't actually happen. Don't you think they were watching?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2014 at 16:31 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (655 comments in total)

Want, want, want....... My first dream camera since the 1Ds MkII! As for those people saying Ansel Adams would never touch something like this - How the hell would you know???

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2014 at 10:35 UTC as 62nd comment | 6 replies
On Fujifilm announces 1.4x teleconverter for X100/X100S article (130 comments in total)

I'll be getting this.... when I can find one! Getting the WCL was a mission - I eventually found one in Venice (working on a cruise ship in the Mediterranean - lots of good camera shops to choose from - you would think......)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2014 at 10:24 UTC as 3rd comment
On Windows XP is dead. Long live Windows XP 'Bliss' article (126 comments in total)

I like the version where the droid tanks from Star Wars appear over the brow of the hill....

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 22:35 UTC as 44th comment

Have they done anything about battery life???

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2014 at 13:31 UTC as 2nd comment
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Coliban: I wonder how people manage to compare two different devices without the same technical measurement methods. From the sigma we have some mtf charts which are very good (as i think), but it is not yet confirmed from independent sources. The Zeiss Otus 55mm/1,4 was tested by several sites and the mtf-chart at 40mm is just overwhelming. I would see the first "street tests", e.g. independent test at 40mm mtf from sigma, then it would be a serious comparison, when i compare apples and peaches the acceptance depends on personal taste, not on technical facts. (And, beside we all take photos in the wildnes, technical data is still a clue to real world performance).

No doubt, this is a very fine lens, and i think, it is worth every penny, but we can´t compare seriously otus and sigma, like many users do, without adequate test charts.

regards

Coliban - the 7D out-resolves a 36mp sensor.... The D800E is only 15mp in DX mode and the more than 3mp difference (the Canon sensor being smaller than DX) will compensate for lack of low-pass filter.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2014 at 11:30 UTC
On Nikon D4s and Lexar 400x or 1000x memory card problems article (37 comments in total)

I stopped using Lexar when they had problems with the Canon 20D. Sandisk ever since...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 17:37 UTC as 6th comment
On Chinese government orders Nikon to stop selling D600 article (228 comments in total)
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jenbenn: Problem solved...true! Corporate culture solved? Probably not. The tactics of large coopertations (not only Japanese) to deny design errors and defects of their products is an outright slab in the face of any customer. Nikon should not apologize for the dust issue - there really is no camera maker who never had quality problems. Nikon should feel ashamed for not telling its customers the truth. I expect from any person I deal with and who made a mistake to reveal this mistake and recitify it free of costs at the earliest possible moment. This is simply a question of good manners and respect. Sadly Nikon seems to have neither of those.

Not just a slap in the face but a SLAB.... ouch!! ;-)

Sorry, couldn't resist....

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 20:55 UTC
On Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! article (264 comments in total)
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Gesture: Not enough dials and buttons on the back at 20 or so. Can't anyone figure out how to streamline the digital camera interface.

Nikon do a camera with an Android interface - and it's rubbish - even for a Nikon compact….

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2014 at 09:11 UTC
On Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! article (264 comments in total)
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Black Box: It's garantee but warranty. Warrantee is a person who receives the warranty, i.e., in this case, is you.

It's spelled guarantee…..

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2014 at 09:02 UTC

Don't get me wrong - I like that the firmware updates keep improving the camera - but I hate having to set up my film settings each time........

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2014 at 22:35 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply

Oooh yeah! I'll be getting that asap. (Hope they do a firmware update for the X100....)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 14:57 UTC as 42nd comment

A thousand dollars or a thousand pounds........ even taking VAT into account that is a complete rip-off for the UK.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2014 at 13:27 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On Nikon Df Review preview (1610 comments in total)

Great images - but with potentially annoying flaws. Sounds like Fuji - but will Nikon have the ongoing improvements and support?

Doubt it.....

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2013 at 11:47 UTC as 84th comment | 4 replies

Gotta love Fuji.... bring on the 5th!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2013 at 12:10 UTC as 16th comment
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