BartyLobethal

BartyLobethal

Lives in Australia Adelaide, Australia
Works as a Curdemudgeon
Joined on Apr 21, 2011

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madeinlisboa: I'm gonna photograph cat poop with different shapes and textures in different environments and perspectives and get famous. The sky is the limit!

Any subject matter can be photographed in interesting ways, and if you were an adventurous photographer you probably could make a name for yourself with your "cat poop" images. But the way you have written your response indicates that you are a 'conventional' thinker who will probably only ever produce 'conventional' images. Safe, boring and like the overwhelming majority of us, destined for obscurity.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2013 at 00:37 UTC
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Jeff Peterman: Why isn't there an easy to click on link that takes us to the original site? (Or if there is, where is it?)

As for the lake being a "lake of blood" - if so, what about the green lake? I'm pretty certain that the water color is simply from minerals in the water, not "animal products".

The green colour is cyanobacteria feeding on the nitrate-rich waste expelled by the cattle. The bacteria suck all the oxygen from the water, leaving it toxic and dead. "Minerals" have nothing to do with it.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2013 at 22:35 UTC
On 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months article (591 comments in total)

Good article. I think I have one more 'large' camera left in me. By the time I'm done with that, 'small' cameras will have improved even further. Then I might 'go small'.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 23:55 UTC as 87th comment
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Hugo808: It must be rubbish! You just don't like bad news! Review some decent cameras for a change!

Huh! Some attempt! Other than you fail to say about the PRICE of fish!! And RANDOMLY use the HATS LOCK buttern!! I expected better SAtire than this!!! And you spelling is APALLING(ly good, and so not fit-for-purpose). Come on Hugo! Pull your socks up!!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2013 at 09:59 UTC
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whtchocla7e: Finally, a dual pixel sensor!! Looks like the MP war is over. This brings back fond memories of 4 bit computer graphics. I can't wait to see what this beast can capture with 2 pixels.

Where will it all end? 8 pixels? 16? Madness!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2013 at 00:38 UTC
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AngryCorgi: Is it just me or is Marissa Mayer insanely cute?

Works for me.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2013 at 21:09 UTC
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Jabs767: Cloud? What's that?

First you have to have reliable internet connection which for me is not possible and this reliance by software manufacturers/developers on such technologies might be alright in the US, but not all parts of the world have the same systems.

It takes a whole day recently to download/update my Mac OS! Not every professional photographer works in big US cities or even the big studios in Australia. They seem to have forgotten a large portion of their market and are concentrating on the 'big' customers.

Adobe already charge nearly twice as much in Australia for their products than they do in the US.

It looks like I will be using Nikon's CNX2 and Capture One Pro more now when Nikon deliver new cameras that ACR won't open the RAW files on.

I went and looked at the US, then the Australian prices for subscription to Photoshop alone, and they are both $19 / month, or AU$240 for Photoshop for a year. You could subscribe for 4 years and still pay less than the boxed version of Photoshop we were being asked to pay previously. We *finally* have something akin to price-parity with our US cousins, so I'm happy about that.

Your comments about the variability of internet connections / speeds across the country are spot on though. I'm good at home, where I have ADSL2+, but when I go to visit family in Broken Hill I will be up sh*t creek in a barbed-wire canoe (without a paddle).

I guess you'll be voting for the party that supports the NBN fibre-to-the-home solution in September?

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 00:24 UTC
On Photographer turns camera on teenage 'freighthoppers' article (189 comments in total)
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DenWil: So one person riding the rails illegally photographed others riding the rails illegally. Safer than being a Christian missionary in Iran or N Korea where you go to prison when you're caught.

Also less destructive than attempting to replace one lot of counter-productive dogma with another.

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2013 at 01:07 UTC
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BartyLobethal: These are all welcome changes, particularly the improvements to the Healing Brush and the addition of radial gradients.

If the upgrade is US$99, then I guess I'll be asked to pay AU$150 or AU$200 so that Adobe can provide me with their "bespoke customer experience". This is what they called it at the recent federal senate enquiry, we consumers simply know it as the Australia Tax. Will have to keep my eye out for specials, or work out how to implement the 'VPN workaround' recommended by Choice.

BaldCol, what you're apparently missing here is that we have to pay more for exactly the same product. It's not so much the price Adobe are charging, but the higher price Adobe are charging Australians. The senate enquiry found that Aussies were paying up to $1000 more for Photoshop than folk in the U.S. Our dollar has been consistently over parity with the US$ for some years, and this market-specific surcharge is simply greedy gouging. Bespoke customer experience my butt-hole.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2013 at 09:58 UTC

These are all welcome changes, particularly the improvements to the Healing Brush and the addition of radial gradients.

If the upgrade is US$99, then I guess I'll be asked to pay AU$150 or AU$200 so that Adobe can provide me with their "bespoke customer experience". This is what they called it at the recent federal senate enquiry, we consumers simply know it as the Australia Tax. Will have to keep my eye out for specials, or work out how to implement the 'VPN workaround' recommended by Choice.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2013 at 21:39 UTC as 56th comment | 5 replies

Will the Laotian workers be paid a fair wage, work under fair terms and conditions and be treated with respect?

Frankly, I don't want $50 off my next camera if someone else has to go through life like a battery hen because of it (assuming Nikon won't simply pocket the difference).

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2013 at 08:47 UTC as 7th comment
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lmtfa: They had to because of the swarm of enviro nuts pushing their bs globule warming on us.

Back to Laos. You can can train anyone to sit in a production line to assemble parts. Difference between doing it in the West vs East is the stinking UNIONS.

"Globule" warming? I'll bet your major problem with the concept is your lack of ability to conceptualise...anything.

Surrounded by 'enviro nuts' and 'stinking unionists'? Suicide's probably your best bet. Ciao.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2013 at 08:43 UTC
On Nikon issues service advisory on D600's dust issue article (240 comments in total)

Even allowing for the fact that 'noise' gets amplified on the interwebs, this issue has made me reluctant to purchase a D600. There is very little useful information in this advisory, although simple acknowledgement of the problem is welcome. I would like Nikon to put a number on it. If they could say, "20% of customers have experienced this issue" or whatever the actual number is, that would at least let us know the scale of the gamble. Even at 20% (I'm just making this number up) I would be more rather than less inclined to go ahead and get one. The main dissuader has been Nikon's silence, and simply not knowing.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2013 at 00:19 UTC as 72nd comment | 2 replies
On Nikon issues service advisory on D600's dust issue article (240 comments in total)
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daciangroza: I do architectural photography mostly at f/8-f/11 with a D600 and even though oil spots are visible in the top left corner when shooting a white wall, I have never had a problem with them in real photos.

I'll send the camera in sometime for cleaning and I'm curious if they'll show up again. My guess is that they won't. From what I read the shutter splutters oil on the sensor when the camera is new and stops after the excess oil is off the mechanisms. I don't worry too much about it, I found imperfections in all my gear. Nothing is flawless, unfortunately.

It seems that Nikon's loss is Copper Hill's gain.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2013 at 00:12 UTC
On Nikon D600 Hands-on Preview preview (713 comments in total)
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avbee: "can't adjust aperture during movie recording." that's a big problem... As I know, that D600 has to turn off the Live view to change aperture. How about use viewfinder instead of Live view? Can we adjust aperture with Live view off and use the viewfinder?

The mirror has to be up to take an image (for both stills and video), so you're not going to see anything through the viewfinder.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2012 at 21:40 UTC
On Just Posted: Hands-on Nikon D600 preview article (376 comments in total)
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bossa: Teds Cameras in Australia have the D600 body listed at A$2699 :-(

PS: That includes 10% GST (goods and services tax)

Digital Camera Warehouse has it listed for AU$2479.

I find with Teds that they always display the RRP but will haggle or price-match.

In any case, if you wait 12 months it will probably come down to the low $2000s. It won't be the newest kid on the block, but it will be the same camera. The first very low mileage second hand ones will be turning up then too.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 10:21 UTC
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cononfodder: Good for Samyang! I am glad to see someone take an interest in a relatively obscure special purpose lens. If it receives reviews as good as their 85mm 1.4 they will have a winner. My gut tells me the street price will be in the $550-$650 range. If lower what a bonus; if higher might want fo find a used version one Canon. The older ones are real good, however the new II is spectacular if you can justify the price. I wonder if they could build a 17mm to sell at under a grand? I'd jump on that one. I also wish that they would work on a macro that is as good as the old Vivitar 105mm. They would sell them like hot cakes. ? for Rescuer or else what? 73 Jerry

I think it will be at least AU$1000 - I paid around AU$580 for the 14mm f/2.8 AE, so the TS will be more than that. Still only around 1/3 the asking price of the Nikkor but I'll bet the IQ will be at least 95% of the Nikkor, if not equivalent.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2012 at 22:00 UTC
On sunset in the The journey home after work challenge (1 comment in total)

I like this image. I think it captures commuting through through an urban / industrial environment really well. The two tiny figures near the red sun and the gloomy, grungy look work very well. I think this image should have placed much higher in this challenge.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2012 at 09:25 UTC as 1st comment
On Driving_DSC9676_DskTp in the The journey home after work challenge (2 comments in total)
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backwoods: perfect one

Thank you backwoods.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2012 at 22:04 UTC
On There Is My Bus! in the The journey home after work challenge (3 comments in total)

Congratulations on your win!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2012 at 10:32 UTC as 2nd comment
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