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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I don't know if it's my imagination, but after updating my X-Pro1 I have the chattering aperture blades. I never noticed this before as I never had the original firmware....

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 10:27 UTC as 4th comment
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (376 comments in total)

Well.... The Monochrom has gone from being one of my dream cameras to, well, not..... Shame....

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 13:30 UTC as 16th comment
On Sony announces US pricing for full-frame Alpha 7 II article (177 comments in total)
In reply to:

stormy_weather: "The a7 II is the world's first full-frame camera with in-body image stabilization" ... really?

5 axis stabilisation.......

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 15:49 UTC
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (389 comments in total)

Oh dear.......................

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 21:16 UTC as 212th comment
In reply to:

CameraLabTester: The manufacturers of this lens could do themselves a real favor by providing a working sample to display on high volume camera shops.

Curious customers can bring their own M4/3 bodies and test it out in the store.

No amount of techno web mumbo jumbo will convince smart consumers.

Marketing 101 101 101 1010101010101010101010101010101.

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Or the Pentax SMC 50mm 1.2 - about the same size as AF 50mm 1.8s (but a bit heavier....). Good wide open and just gets better as you stop down...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2014 at 15:02 UTC
On Canon introduces new $78K 50-1000mm cine lens article (174 comments in total)
In reply to:

JonB1975: Well.... this has revealed a lot of ignorance and idiocy......

Though Canon does need to pull it's finger out when it comes to their photo products, their cine stuff is pretty special....

I suppose I should have been more specific.... Their lenses are fantastic - it's just a shame you have to buy a Sony camera to get the best out of them.... Or rather - I wish they'd hurry up and release a high-res camera I can dream about. My old dream camera was the 1DsMkII, now I have one and wish there was a new body to aspire to own - I already have the lenses for it.....

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 10:33 UTC
On Canon introduces new $78K 50-1000mm cine lens article (174 comments in total)

Well.... this has revealed a lot of ignorance and idiocy......

Though Canon does need to pull it's finger out when it comes to their photo products, their cine stuff is pretty special....

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2014 at 13:44 UTC as 33rd comment | 2 replies
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1669 comments in total)
In reply to:

samhain: That new icon(light busting out of a box) is definently relevant.
Makes me think they put a big sensor in a small camera. Im leaning towards something medium format related...

Two more words: Fuji XS-1.....

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 05:14 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1669 comments in total)

Still got about 1h 55mins to go - but then I'm on an american cruise ship in Sydney with my laptop set to UK time... so no idea what's coming when - though a guy in George's camera shop told me yesterday he was expecting a hi-res 1 series camera to be announced.... I guess we'll see - or not..... ADDENDUM: Just set my clock to Pacific time (LA) and it's still yesterday there - so over 9 hours to go.....

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 05:10 UTC as 570th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (637 comments in total)

Reading this it sounds like if you change a button in the Q-menu, there's no way at all of changing it again or changing back to the original setting... can this be right???

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 13:56 UTC as 32nd comment | 6 replies
In reply to:

Jogger: ... or buy the identical Panasonic version and a case of good wine.

and the wine eventually goes down a sewer - whichever way you put it....

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 18:03 UTC

Mmmm.... am I weird in wishing for something like this but with the X100T's hybrid viewfinder???

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 17:50 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (943 comments in total)

The most important question: How are the colours out of camera?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 10:56 UTC as 135th comment
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Lawrencew: Ripoff UK pricing as per normal.
EF-S 24mm is $149, but will be £179 in the UK. That means the UK price is £149+VAT. Whereas US buyers will be able to buy one for about £95 at today's exchanges rates.

UK retailers, you can thank Canon UK for sending me to DigitatRev et al instead of spending my money with you...

You mean it'll get more expensive????..........

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 10:32 UTC

Does it go on the 2000fc?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2014 at 07:30 UTC as 19th 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 (196 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)
In reply to:

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
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