JohnEwing

JohnEwing

Joined on May 2, 2005

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Had to have a chuckle, seeing "real world" and "fashion" in the same sentence.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 21:42 UTC as 85th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1180 comments in total)

"No touch screen" is actually a point in its favour.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 21:47 UTC as 50th comment | 15 replies
On All-in-one: Ona Capri bag review article (168 comments in total)

Daft styling (or total lack of it), daft price, totally impractical. Should sell very well.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 09:35 UTC as 22nd comment | 4 replies
On All-in-one: Ona Capri bag review article (168 comments in total)
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mauijohn: I got same size like that one on my new laptop. Camera and etc. bag from Calvin Klien with lots and lots of pokers and compartments for just $35.00 and decent looking than that for men.

Oh, I like "pokers" more.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 09:34 UTC
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JohnEwing: I have some nice pearwood out in the workshop, could run up a grip like that for my RX100 in about an hour. Or maybe fumed oak would go better with black...

But you know, I think it looks better without.

Tempting...

"...with that authentic fumed-oak smell of horse-pee".

Great marketing, eh?

And once it was gone I could buy an RX100 III.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 11:12 UTC

I have some nice pearwood out in the workshop, could run up a grip like that for my RX100 in about an hour. Or maybe fumed oak would go better with black...

But you know, I think it looks better without.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 08:36 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies

These enormous prices don't reflect the value of the article, they reflect how little value the people who buy them place on money.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 18:01 UTC as 23rd comment
On Panasonic DMC-CM1 to go on sale in UK article (160 comments in total)

900 quid for that thing? Bloody hell!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 08:10 UTC as 31st comment
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (249 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: There's another softcore aspect to pict #1:

The woman's hands aren't behind her neck as if she's stretching, the hands are clearly placed to imply that they could belong to another person. This is very likely done with purposeful ambiguity.

I'd go so far as to say the hands were made a bit bigger via perspective control in PhotoShop.

I make the very same gesture after a bike-ride when I massage my neck.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2014 at 13:27 UTC

Ohne mich.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 07:36 UTC as 88th comment
On Readers' Showcase: Submit your best portraits! article (38 comments in total)

Heigh ho. What a way to begin Monday.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 09:07 UTC as 13th comment
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (159 comments in total)
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Lassoni: uhh.. some painting is suddenly landscape photography?

I have seen a painted picture very similar to n°1. Also from the Highlands, I think.

It takes a few moments for the eye to sink into this and see the forms of the rock, the mist and the grass on the lower slopes. It's a bit like working out a Turner, albeit a bit easier.

I think it's brilliant: it took a great photographer's eye to see that there was a picture there to take, and a good hand to take and render it so well.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 16:46 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production article (211 comments in total)

"Reached out to" is pathetic. "Contacted" is perfectly adequate: this is a technical site, not a charitable institution.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 08:47 UTC as 51st comment | 4 replies

Hoo-bloody-ray. Damn thing should never have existed - dragged Hassle's rep through the mud.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 08:08 UTC as 148th comment
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (386 comments in total)

The "I own/want/had it" questionnaire needs a "wouldn't touch it with a bargepole" option.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 14:07 UTC as 60th comment
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (389 comments in total)

Compare this with the very next News item, the first Hassle to go into space. I know which I'd rather have.

But the Hassle should belong to the nation. This belongs in a brothel.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2014 at 08:57 UTC as 42nd comment
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (389 comments in total)
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FBoneOne: It is April 1st, isn't it? It's gotta be, just gotta be...

Nope, Halloween. It figures.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2014 at 08:52 UTC
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (389 comments in total)

If it began with a P rather than a B it'd fit the prospective buyers a bit better.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 21:47 UTC as 197th comment
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JohnEwing: Woo hooooo!!!! I must get in a sack of brown coal to power my Weston Hyper IV.

But seriously though, while a hard core will keep at it I think that for most nostalgics initial delight will pall after the first couple of shots, when the pictures fail to appear on the LCD the camera doesn't have. Retro look is great, retro tech maybe not so attractive.

Oh, I like the tech too: I have a couple of IIIs as well, a Nikon F, a couple of Oly OM1s and a bunch of others - my avatar is the taking lens of my Mamiya C220. They are lovely items of equipment and some of them gave excellent service for decades. But for power and flexibility, and above all post-processing, digital kit is hard to beat. I'll probably try Ferrania when/if it finally appears, but I don't expect I'll give up digital because of it.

Mind you, there is a certain Zen side to using film: you need to sink into the picture-taking process until what emerges from the camera is perfect. With digital you can just bang away (within limits) and bank on correcting the boobs in PS.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 14:40 UTC

Woo hooooo!!!! I must get in a sack of brown coal to power my Weston Hyper IV.

But seriously though, while a hard core will keep at it I think that for most nostalgics initial delight will pall after the first couple of shots, when the pictures fail to appear on the LCD the camera doesn't have. Retro look is great, retro tech maybe not so attractive.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 12:58 UTC as 24th comment | 3 replies
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