RobG67

RobG67

Joined on Mar 21, 2011

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On Lightstrap is a ring flash for your iPhone post (9 comments in total)

dpreview. It's become so... pointless.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2013 at 22:26 UTC as 4th comment
On Nikon 1 AW1 preview (587 comments in total)
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RobG67: This is not a Nikonos. Not even close. I have a V1, and it's a great little camera and a useful adjunct to my D700s, but daring to compare this half-hearted attempt at an underwater camera to a Nikonos is tantamount to heresy. Wash your mouth out with silicone grease, you silly person, you.

Yep, slide film was notorious for being low in exposure range. But we managed, regardless. And yes, us old Nikonos shooters used flash almost every time. :) (Although I could never afford a Nikonos, not even a salt-worn III - I had to make do with a Sea&Sea. But the thought was there. :) )

I'm sure the camera will be a bucketload of fun for snorkelling and jet-skiiing and such, but a Nikonos it ain't. Not even close. I'm not saying that the camera won't be good (within its limitations), I'm saying that DPR invoking the Nikonos myth burdens it with a heritage and expectation that it cannot live up to, which, I think, does the AW1 a great dis-service, before it even gets a chance to display what talents it may have. And I really hope that Nikon don't make the same mistake, as that will kill the whole concept before it even gets going.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 11:34 UTC
On Nikon 1 AW1 preview (587 comments in total)

This is not a Nikonos. Not even close. I have a V1, and it's a great little camera and a useful adjunct to my D700s, but daring to compare this half-hearted attempt at an underwater camera to a Nikonos is tantamount to heresy. Wash your mouth out with silicone grease, you silly person, you.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 10:46 UTC as 129th comment | 3 replies
On Exposure: Tony Majka captures bankrupt Detroit post (23 comments in total)

Yuk, Instagross.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 08:01 UTC as 4th comment
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graybalanced: Way too much hate in this thread for a company that is single-handedly keeping Polaroid photography alive.

Stop being logical. This is about /art/, don'tcha know?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 08:00 UTC

YAY!!!.

No, I don't think so...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2013 at 08:54 UTC as 45th comment

What got me was the 'range-finder style' tag. Eh? Last time I looked, rf cameras had little windows on the front of them, for the RANGEFINDER...

Honestly, it looks like a cheap modern copy of almost any of the cheap cameras that were produced in Germany after WW2... sort of reminds me of my Dad's old Braun Paxette. Which, incidentally, actually IS a rangefinder.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 07:37 UTC as 53rd comment
On 50 lessons learned about mobile photography post (74 comments in total)

#1. Don't. Just don't.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2013 at 00:19 UTC as 12th comment

Has Sony managed another unpaid product placement ad in an over-visited website?

Too right they have.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2013 at 00:18 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply

"The grain, the contrast and the tone would make Robert Capa very happy in photographer heaven," Hernandez said.

Yeah right. I doubt that, very much.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2013 at 00:11 UTC as 6th comment

What about us old fossils that still shoot 120? No love for us at all. :)

(yeah, I know - 120 copied by a mobile phone camera really IS a waste of film...)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2013 at 13:11 UTC as 8th comment

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAhahahaha...

How sad is this, firstly that Hasselblad would conceive it, and secondly that it's considered 'news'.

What a joke.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 05:08 UTC as 129th comment
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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.

Amen Barty. I'm so sick of being ripped off by every damn player in the photographic field here.

I considered buying PS, but at over $1000, Adobe can stick it where the sun don't shine. Even LR4 at $187 for the full d/l is criminal. I'm considering it, because NX2 is dead in the water, but it's hard to justify when the US version is $149.

OK, rant over. There's no point anyway, is there...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2013 at 13:47 UTC

Bright red shirt and white trousers? There goes another theory, right out of the window... (that of 'impeccable taste').

Seriously, how is this news.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2013 at 00:13 UTC as 23rd comment | 4 replies

Privacy? That's a non-issue. I'm more concerned about the ever-growing tsunami of complete and utter dross that we are expected to look at by those who think that just having a camera makes them a photographer.

After 6-12 months, these things will fall by the wayside, just like every fad does.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2013 at 00:09 UTC as 51st comment
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Mssimo: 60% chance of being as good if not better than nikon/canon equivalents....well maybe like 50% for canon and 90% chance of being better than nikon T-S.

100% for Sony since they don't have TS as far as I know. (aside from old Minolta lenses)

No, Stevo is right!

(cue Daffy/Bugs argument scene)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2013 at 13:37 UTC

meh, no Android version. Looks like the iphone weenies need all the help they can get.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2013 at 06:06 UTC as 23rd comment

What saddens me the most is the way that so many British posters are using that execrable Americanism 'store', when the word they really want is 'shop'. Shops are were goods are bought, stores are were goods are kept ie 'stored'.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2013 at 01:36 UTC as 47th comment | 4 replies

DPR expects to be taken seriously and they 'report' on products like this...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2012 at 14:08 UTC as 5th comment

Whinge, whinge, whine, whine.

If you really want something to complain about, try being blind, or homeless, or living in a refugee camp in Africa.

Accept that things ain't perfect, deal with it and move on.

Maybe the 'dust' ia actually stray pixels falling off that over-stuffed sensor...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2012 at 02:41 UTC as 131st comment | 2 replies
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