John

John

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John: If this will be selling at 10k, then it will be a compelling proposition.

Ha! Wouldn't it be brilliant if it shot 4K video too. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 14:31 UTC

If this will be selling at 10k, then it will be a compelling proposition.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 21:38 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies

We're doomed Captain Mainwearing... we're doomed! ;-D

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 16:24 UTC as 82nd comment
On Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' news story (554 comments in total)
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rondom: He looks rather depressed for someone with a dream comes true camera...

He's Scottish. We're all depressed. Have you tried living here ;-))) ...and it's midges, not mosquitos ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 22:36 UTC

As someone who knows LR inside out, can I tell you something...

There is no way on this earth that the grain settings in LR can accurately emulate the grain patterns of traditional film from Kodak, Fuji, or anyone else. PERIOD.

If you really want to dispose of $119 I'd urge that you donate it to charity as it would do more good.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2013 at 23:13 UTC as 5th comment
On UK's biggest high-street camera store enters administration news story (234 comments in total)

I had a budget of £12k to spend on camera equipment for my new media company. I contacted Jessops Glasgow by email twice with a list of equipment I wanted to buy. No-one contacted me back. I phoned on 3 occasions to try and get someone interested in dealing with me. I was told on the three occasions I phoned that that someone would call me back with a quote. No-one ever did.

If they are not motivated enough to deal with someone who wanted to splash £12k, what chance has a normal punter got. No wonder they are going down the tubes. Calumet ended up getting the bulk of the business.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2013 at 21:04 UTC as 22nd comment
On Photokina 2012: Interview - Stephan Schulz of Leica article (221 comments in total)

I've got plenty experience of MF. I've Shot Hasselblad, Phase, and S2.
I bought a D800e. For the money - it's unbeatable.
He's La La.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 12:21 UTC as 68th comment | 4 replies
On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms news story (628 comments in total)
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zavart: Nobody and I repeat NOBODY has as yet seen even one picture taken by this camera! and yet you're ALL ready to hang this project before it has even started ! No evidence is needed "the Negroes" did it ! It's like KKK alll over again ! Prejudice is indeed , the deadly sin ! and YOU're calling yourselves professional photographers !!!! What a joke :(

...and nobody will at that price ;-)))

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 10:22 UTC
On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms news story (628 comments in total)
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Freemindset: ...I hope now you understand that photographers are not just a bunch of consumers, ready to play with every new toy on the market. Profit is nothing compared to your name in the industry. Please do yourself a favor by redesigning this concept before it's too late.

All the best,
Freemindset photographer

I'm a photographer. I've shot the H4D-31, 40, 50 and 60.
I bought a Nikon D800e because it offered great quality and excellent value for money. At over 5x the price the H4D-31 could not best it!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 17:56 UTC
On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms news story (628 comments in total)
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Richard Franiec: A vision of one man can be completely unacceptable to what the market feedback is indicating. Time to learn something simple?: listen to what potential customer is saying. Defending the lunatic dreams might not pay for the mission, in fact it could upset and alienate more of the usual market share. It is not to late to face reality and adjust for the sake of iconic company Hassy used to be. Mr Luca will be judged by his decisions in due time of course, we should wish him best in the spirit of free enterprise regardless if we like his vision or not.

Take it from me - when it comes to criticism (even constructive) Hasselblad don't listen.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 17:45 UTC
On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms news story (628 comments in total)

I dunno what's worse; their cluelessness as to the market, the cluelessness of their staff, or their arrogance. Either way, Luca Alessandrini and Hasselblad are f#cked.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 17:43 UTC as 115th comment
On Sir Jonathan Ive to design one-of-a-kind Leica M rangefinder news story (164 comments in total)

Should look like something Dieter Rams designed for Braun then! ;-)))

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 12:03 UTC as 69th comment | 1 reply
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rjx: I was excited when I heard Hasselblad was rumored to announce a mirrorless camera at photokina. But i'm very disappointed with what they actually decided to produce.

Coming from Hasselblad, I didn't expect something cheap or inexpensive. But this camera? Are you joking? I want Hasselblad quality both internally and externally + quality Hasselblad glass to go with it. If I wanted a Sony Nex, I would already have one.

In the past I thought Leica was bad with their pricing. Yes, Leica might charge more than they have to. But a camera like the M9 / M is a special camera and no other camera manufacturer is producing anything like it at the moment.

But in Hasselblad's case, this is just a luxury version of the Sony Nex 7 with a major price increase. I really expected more from Hasselblad. Hasselblad could have created something very unique with their own spin on the mirrorless market. Instead they basically repackage the Nex 7.

Ventizz have wasted their money. I'll be surprised if they are still around in 3 years. This Franken-blad of a camera will not revive their fortunes.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 21:39 UTC
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carlos roncatti: This must be the worst marketing decision ever made in photographys history...

Mate - you are soooo right. Hasselblad have been struggling for a while. This is an unmitigated disaster! I think Luca Alessandrini might be looking for a new job soon!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 16:10 UTC
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sandy b: I think it simple means hassy is going to buy some Sony sensor and try and make an affordable camera so that they can survive.

If they want to survive they need to release a D800, only £100 cheaper. ;-)))

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 15:41 UTC
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CFynn: What happened to Swedish design?

The classic 500c/m Hasselblad was a masterpiece of design - this is absolutely hideous.

Looks like some Italian bloke with a guide dog is behind it! ;-)))

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 15:37 UTC
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io_bg: Did the designers want to make the ugliest possible camera? I think they've made a good job on that.

I agree it is really ugly... so ugly that Stevie Wonder would'nt touch it, but the Leica Paul Smith Limited Edition is even uglier. ;-)))

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 15:35 UTC
On Just Posted: Hands-on Nikon D600 preview news story (376 comments in total)
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v_roma: US residents surely can't complain about the price. UK and other weird international pricing issues aside, the only reason I can think of why people would be upset about the price is that it was higher than what was indicated in a rumor site... This is a current gen FF sensor dSLR. How cheap can it really be?

EDIT: I don't work for Nikon nor do I intend to get the camera, by the way.

It's not the sensor, it's not the features - Nikon charging £1955.00 in the UK for a camera that sells for £1300.00 in the USA is daylight robbery! That's not justifiable in any way to anyone with a modicum of intelligence. Gilbert and his team should be sporting a mask and a musket at FOCUS next March!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 20:14 UTC
On Nikon announces D600 24MP enthusiast full-frame DSLR news story (235 comments in total)
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John: This translates dollars to pounds as £1303.00 body only. If this priced at £2000 in the UK, then Nikon will have shot themselves in the head big time! No-one can justify a £700 price hike in the UK over the US price! Even at £1599 they would be pushing the boat out!

Even with VAT taken into consideration that's a shocking supplement to pay over the US price. This should be no more than £1599. Nikon UK better watch themselves here - there's a recession on, and this is blatantly taking the Michael. Nikon UK are in danger of being classed alongside Fred Goodwin and his cronies.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 07:42 UTC
On Nikon D600 Hands-on Preview preview (718 comments in total)
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JEROME NOLAS: So this the new and affordable full frame? Affordable for who?

Blatant rip-off of UK customers again. £700.00 more than I'd pay in the USA = SHOCKING!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 07:36 UTC
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