JohnEwing

JohnEwing

Joined on May 2, 2005

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On Google applies for contact lens camera patent post (29 comments in total)

Yoshihisa Maitani once was asked what his ideal camera would be. His reply was along the lines of "simple: you simply look at something, and the picture is captured".

If it were to be limited to that function, this invention would be marvellous, but the nasty information-hungry goblins infesting the Internet have made every such new development seem more of a curse.

It's time that stringent electronic privacy laws were enacted, and enforced with a very big stick.

...Always supposing, of course, that they don't interfere with street photography.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 09:54 UTC as 10th comment
On Google applies for contact lens camera patent post (29 comments in total)

I can imagine situations in which forgetting to pop out one's lenses might severely compromise a beautiful relationship.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 06:50 UTC as 15th comment
On Fujifilm announces 1.4x teleconverter for X100/X100S news story (127 comments in total)

Nice, but I wonder how much of the OVF it obscures.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 06:43 UTC as 34th comment | 5 replies
On Sony Alpha 7S in low-light: See video at ISO 409,600 news story (234 comments in total)

Wow.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2014 at 07:16 UTC as 27th comment
On Tamron develops 16-300mm F3.5-6.3 superzoom for APS-C SLRs news story (211 comments in total)
In reply to:

dlkeller: I see Tamron is SCREWING SONY OWNERS once again. This feeble excuse of theirs that Sony has IBS is becoming even worse with the increasing number of users of A mount lenses on E Mount cameras with the adaptors. A lot of us would really like the stabilized viewfinder that in lens stabilization gives. As to conflict between the two, simply put a large print notice on Sony mount lenses to TURN OFF IBS when using.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 20:48 UTC
On Canon recalls about 14,000 PowerShot SX50 cameras news story (53 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: Thanks for posting this! Better late than never (this came out over a month ago):

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53259903

It's incredible that some of the folks posting here are opposed to the recall system? In our case it worked. My dad (a "senior") has enough eye problems as it is; because of the "system" we were informed and got this addressed before it could become an issue.

Totally agree. Compare and contrast with Actos, Takeda and Eli Lilly.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 20:55 UTC
On Canon recalls about 14,000 PowerShot SX50 cameras news story (53 comments in total)

Ah, cut them some slack. A few test pieces wandered into the production line and one in a godzillion people get itchy eyes from them. For that they're taking the adverse publicity and the cost of a recall before somebody wails and the jackals descend. Good for them.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 09:06 UTC as 11th comment
On Nikon 1 J4 sports new sensor, improved AF system, and Wi-Fi news story (206 comments in total)
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Langusta: Just when I started to think that they couldn't create an uglier camera in N1 system...

Who wants to shave with a camera?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 08:58 UTC
On Nikon 1 J4 sports new sensor, improved AF system, and Wi-Fi news story (206 comments in total)
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RichRMA: It's still a glorified Coolpix, really. I can't really see the point in having interchangeable lenses on a camera like that, except for novelty purposes. Nikon and Canon; the DSLR "boom" isn't going to last forever so would it really threaten your entire existence to release at least 1 (no pun intended) serious mirror-less?

I do see the point: I can fit a J1 and two lenses into my handlebar bag.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 08:57 UTC
On Nikon 1 J4 sports new sensor, improved AF system, and Wi-Fi news story (206 comments in total)
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sla: "To keep the size of the camera down, Nikon is now using microSD cards"
What a nonsense!
101 x 61 x 29 mm vs 100 x 60 x 29 mm... WOW! Really size down...

What they mean is that putting in an SD card bay would make the camera bigger than it is.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 08:54 UTC
On Ricoh to offer limited edition Pentax Q7 Premium Kit news story (89 comments in total)

I actually quite fancy one of these, but not to the tune of a thousand knicker.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2014 at 12:00 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On Roll with it: Official World Cup ball goes HD news story (35 comments in total)

Please get back to the OM-G, that was fun.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2014 at 11:55 UTC as 15th comment
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' news story (331 comments in total)

Nice one Cyril.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 20:23 UTC as 114th comment
On LensRentals.com needs name for massive lens calibration tool news story (133 comments in total)

God?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 07:02 UTC as 61st comment
On Review: Ona Lima camera strap article (133 comments in total)

+1 on the Op-Tech: discrete & very, very comfortable.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 14:02 UTC as 33rd comment
On Kodak reborn: A look at JK Imaging's 2014 lineup news story (179 comments in total)

That 400mm looks very familiar, only mine's f/6.3 and trademarked Danubia.

I like their 360° concept.

More power to them.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2014 at 08:15 UTC as 49th comment
On Chinese government orders Nikon to stop selling D600 news story (227 comments in total)

Well, if there are going to be thousands of recalls from China on the market all of a sudden & going cheap, I'll be happy to buy another. My camera's fine.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 21:31 UTC as 75th comment
On Behind the scenes: Garry Winogrand at work news story (51 comments in total)
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buda1065: If you take candid photos of people, you should be respectful. You can see that in Winogrand's work. Unfortunately, in my country and without debate, street photography is effectively banned:
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/14/hungary-law-photography-permission-take-pictures

It is in France as well, but a few years ago a learned judge ruled that the photographer's freedom of expression took precedence over the individual's copyright of his own image, if the pictures taken did not portray the subject in such a way as to ridicule or damage him in any other way. In other words, pics of Hortense shovelling in a gallon of cassoulet are probably OK, but pics of her picking her nose with the cutlery aren't.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 09:05 UTC

The plural of axis is axes.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2014 at 08:06 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm UK previews customized X-series cameras at TPS news story (125 comments in total)
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JohnEwing: I can't imagine a serious photog tarting up his kit with this sort of thing, but
if Fuji can milk the decadent to keep the company producing superb cameras, more power to them. It's not as if they were producing pearl-handled rosewood-gripped hyperuglified models of someone else's cameras.

If the uptarting suits you, go ahead: fine feathers make fine birds. And as I said, it'll help Fuji continue to develop great cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2014 at 16:46 UTC
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