Mike Walters

Mike Walters

Lives in United Kingdom Somerset, United Kingdom
Works as a Technical Manager
Joined on May 4, 2005

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itchhh: I'm not sure the word "stunning" fits for these images in 2014. Maybe 10 years ago, but not today. With the rapid improvements in technology and more people with camera's, stunning shots are harder to come by than they once were. Kuddos to each of the photographers and their shots, its still an honor to be chosen.

Doesn't matter what the technology is, photographs like this don't just happen.....
If they would have been stunning 10 years ago then they still are...an image is an image.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 17:05 UTC
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Hugo808: What on Earth is going on in #10? Looks positively hallucinogenic. Not a real place surely?

Huh? Not sure what you mean by 'none of them are reality'....No. 1 is definitely a reality....

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 17:03 UTC
On Apple applies for dual-sensor camera patent post (71 comments in total)

Its a good job Apple didn't patent the single sensor camera, then they could sue everyone who produces a digital camera.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2014 at 12:31 UTC as 5th comment

Is it that the 3rd party batteries do not work, or just that the reporting of the remaining charge doesnt work? If it is the latter, then what do you expect with a 3rd party battery. The remaining charge reporting is a firmware function and if Nikon decide to change that (which they are within thier rights to do) then the camera may not have the ability to report the remaining charge of a 3rd paty battery....what a surprise.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2013 at 17:05 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply

Just to put another slant on this...

Nikon made a change to firmware to better report on the remaining charge of their batteries. Is it possible that this inadvertantly broke the support of 3rd party batteries? For them to design and test to ensure compatibility with all third party batteries and lenses, spending money that could be spent on their own product development, would be madness would it not?
I used to work for an IBM plug compatible vendor. If IBM made changes that broke our kit, the emphasis would be on us to fix it....just as Sigma have fixed their issues with Nikon bodies.
Maybe we can be a tad paranoid at times....

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 12:37 UTC as 74th comment | 2 replies
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Mike Walters: I just cannot see why, unless you are a journalist, you need to have a camera 'connected' all the time...unless you think that everyone ele is interested in everything you are doing....

Popularity doesnt necessarily mean it is good.....look at McDonalds, or the muic charts (pop). And I was saying that 'I' could not undertand....jut as I can't undestand why someone would want to eat a McDonalds or listen to Britney Spears...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2013 at 16:34 UTC

I just cannot see why, unless you are a journalist, you need to have a camera 'connected' all the time...unless you think that everyone ele is interested in everything you are doing....

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2013 at 16:03 UTC as 41st comment | 5 replies
On 6 things iPhone photographers want from Apple post (66 comments in total)

iPhone photographer = oxymoron :-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 12:13 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
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SRT3lkt: hope he'll not be using a drone in the near future

Well at least that means he is kind to animals :-)

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John by the Sea: In the picture of the guy with a shotgun, I see Dora the Explorer in the background. I find that Ironic.

Well, if the guy is in the KKK, and he is white and he is trying to kill a cockroach....so no problem with calling him a 'white racist killer'..

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2013 at 12:12 UTC
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John by the Sea: In the picture of the guy with a shotgun, I see Dora the Explorer in the background. I find that Ironic.

I dont think it is a problem knowing nothing about firearms, in fact I would take it as a compliment!!!
I also thought it looked like a shotgun.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 11:33 UTC
On Can Photojournalism Survive in the Instagram Era? article (101 comments in total)
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Davidgilmour: Lol, anyone can take a good photo with some basic knowledge of your camera and something like 10 rules of photography.

David, will you ever get back together with Roger? :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2013 at 14:47 UTC
On 50 lessons learned about mobile photography post (74 comments in total)

Again, I cannot understand why there is such a differentiation between 'mobile photography' and 'photography' Its all the same thing. Lots of the comments made were appropriate for all photography.
I just dont get it, specialising in mobile photography!!!!! We didnt get people popping out of the woodwork saying 'I am specialising in compact photography' or 'point and shoot photography' or 'DSLR Photography'.

The mobile phone is just one of many different tools for taking a photograph.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 11:30 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies

Although I cannot see what this has to do with photography, it was more interesting that an article about some pro photographer using an iPhone to take photographs :-)

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2013 at 11:19 UTC as 12th comment
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Mike Walters: The only time it should be valid to shoot another animal is ;
1. If it is in pain and cannot be cured.
2. For conservation purposes (i.e. numbers growing out of control and killing off the habitat)
3. For food (Inuits taking a whale now and then to feed their people, that kind of thing)
Hunting for sport is sick which ever way you look at it and those that hunt for sport are also sick. What right do we have to kill for fun?

I have no issue with manufacturers producing items that ensure a clean kill for points 1-3 above, but Nikons marketing does seem to be aimed at the sports hunters. I also do take into consideration the fact that the sports hunters may also be paying for this, funding conservation etc but I still cannot get around the fact that they get any enjoyment from seeing a beautiful creature killed.

Ken, I partly agree with you, it is within our instinct to hunt for food, and I have no argument with that. My argument is more around the type of person that hunts for fun and had no regard or respect for the animal.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 18:33 UTC
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steve0017: What are all the PC types going to say when some group representing native peoples claims that picture taking steals the souls of those photographed and therefore Nikon should stop making cameras and lenses.

Well thought out and constructed response...if you read my earlier post I stated that hunting for food was ok, that is what predators do.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 18:28 UTC
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steve0017: What are all the PC types going to say when some group representing native peoples claims that picture taking steals the souls of those photographed and therefore Nikon should stop making cameras and lenses.

There is nothing 'Politically Correct' about wanting to protect wildlife. As a so called intelligent species it should be within our nature to protect wildlife, just as it is to protect one and another.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 12:10 UTC
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MPA1: I use Nikon scopes on my rifles - they are very good. I also use their cameras and lenses. They are just as useful for varmint hunting as they would be for Big Game on the Dark Continent.

I fail entirely to see an issue.

....or hunters if they are killing lions then...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 11:31 UTC
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MPA1: I use Nikon scopes on my rifles - they are very good. I also use their cameras and lenses. They are just as useful for varmint hunting as they would be for Big Game on the Dark Continent.

I fail entirely to see an issue.

So what would you consider to be a varmint and how does that relate to big game hunting?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 11:01 UTC
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MadMacStew: So you think it would be better if hunters used inferior 'scopes, thereby reducing the chance of a clean kill? BTW, serious hunters of dangerous game have traditionally used double rifles with open sights, allowing unrestricted vision and a very fast second shot.

Just making the point that if game hunters feel it is ok to kill 'dangerous' animals that it logically follows that it should also be valid to kil the 'dangerous' hunters.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 08:43 UTC
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