JohnEwing

JohnEwing

Joined on May 2, 2005

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Danny: I own the book DIABLERIES Stereoscopic Adventures in Hell, and it has a stereoscopic viewer from OWL. It's really great, and fun to see to keep the old tradition alive.

Curious... Amazon.com has that listed under Books>Arts&Photography>Fashion.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 10:13 UTC

He's not just a pretty face, is he?

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 10:09 UTC as 13th comment

Grand pics. It was cloud pics such as this that persuaded me to go full-frame.

Can't understand why, now that I've got my kit, we don't get any tornadoes around here.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2016 at 13:38 UTC as 8th comment
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Andrei87: Grammar nazi here: it's "tornadoes", not "tornados".

I don't like seeing the word "Nazi" devalued by such trivial use. The Nazis were grasping, unscrupulous, cold-blooded murderers and the word should never be taken to mean anything else.

"Grammar McCarthyite", now, that would work (assuming potential users could spell words of more than 4 letters).

Link | Posted on May 15, 2016 at 13:36 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Consumer Long Zoom Compacts (52 comments in total)

Yawn

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 14:37 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply

Clever boys!

Oh, sorry, "persons".

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 14:53 UTC as 36th comment

Apart from turning photography into a consumer item, the Kodak Brownie gave the world the accursed "keep the sun behind you" meme. When I was a kid I was forever lambasted for screwing up my face when I was photographed. Thank-you, George.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2016 at 13:05 UTC as 4th comment
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JohnEwing: Remembering the code-name that Oppenheimer & C° assigned their WIP, I'd think that the most influential "gadget" of the last 100 years was the one called Little Boy.

Gives a whole new meaning to the expression "open carry".

Link | Posted on May 8, 2016 at 13:01 UTC
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Windeguy: The question is... How many of those devices have you owned or used?

If I turn my head to the right I can see two US Robotics Sportster modems.

I really do need to clear up my office.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2016 at 12:25 UTC

Remembering the code-name that Oppenheimer & C° assigned their WIP, I'd think that the most influential "gadget" of the last 100 years was the one called Little Boy.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2016 at 12:23 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
On article Fujifilm X70 Review (359 comments in total)
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JohnEwing: Show us the top plate, please, without some bloke's paw all over it. Plus all the other usual views.

No need to get all hissy, dear chap.

The purpose of a review is to show you the camera and describe/criticise its properties. This one doesn't, that's all.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2016 at 08:16 UTC
On article Fujifilm X70 Review (359 comments in total)

Show us the top plate, please, without some bloke's paw all over it. Plus all the other usual views.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 12:15 UTC as 31st comment | 5 replies
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Godiwa: So much hating...

I kinda like the color, makes it nice with the silver... Would even consider an E-M10 II, but no money atm. ;-) And kinda want a Pen-F... Maybe they will do that in that special limited edition :-)

Dunno why people think cameras are obsolete in 6 months, they will continue to take great pictures for years to come. Maybe it is G.A.S. Speaking?

"Hate" is a much overused word. Disapproval of a tired and blatant marketing gambit isn't hate. Mild contempt is more like it.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 15:24 UTC

The quick brown flux...

...jumped out of the lazy marketing hack.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2016 at 11:18 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
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MikeF4Black: I don't want to spoil anyone's birthday party or delve into the history of it all, but celebrating 80 years of Ricoh (Singlex!) with a Pentax branded camera seems a little strange to me.

Pentax would do us all a big favour by presenting a digital Spotmatic. Celebrate that!

Exactly what I was thinking. I can remember Ricoh's low-cost entry into the SLR field, about 65 years after Pentax was founded.

I wonder if Ricoh will celebrate Pentax's centenary in 2019 with a tin-plate GR.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 09:59 UTC

"...the company’s recent misfortunes aren’t due to increased competition."

Yeah, and the decline of the small compact camera market has nothing to do with the rise of smartphones.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 07:33 UTC as 21st comment | 5 replies
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (409 comments in total)

Pics 2, 3, 7, 8 and 10 are redundant.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 10:00 UTC as 43rd comment
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (801 comments in total)
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Pandimonium: I like that they are using pro dials. I've always hated the useless analogue mode switch, when you can just solve that with a button. But why is the top lcd still on when the camera is off?

It always is on Nikons.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2016 at 14:01 UTC

It's only a toy helicopter, you know. Let's not go daft.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 10:54 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
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OrdinarilyInordinate: As a female with a photography hobby, I'm puzzled by the marketing for these bags. They look fairly unisex and neutral (even kind of more on the manly side...) to me, once that "Lily" leather tag is removed. Nothing that would say "fashion for women". I don't think there's a shortage of gender-neutral photo bags with lots of pockets either...

They're to complement the Morticia Addams look.

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2015 at 08:43 UTC
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