MarioV

MarioV

Lives in Australia Perth, Australia
Joined on May 5, 2002

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On DPReview Readers' best shots of 2014 article (30 comments in total)
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AshMills: So refreshing to see the fabulous work created by readers here, and to get away from the willy-waving Canikon fanboy arguments for a bit.

There really was no need to taint your good comment with a negative comment. It wasnt necessary.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2015 at 12:03 UTC
On DPReview Readers' best shots of 2014 article (30 comments in total)

Congratulations to everyone's photos. Well done.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2015 at 01:40 UTC as 20th comment
On The Wild Southwest: Jory Vander Galien's landscapes article (60 comments in total)
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Deardorff: Contrast and drama for no reason. Looks like cheap knockoffs of Mitch Dobrowner done poorly. Too much appearance of "I have a computer photo manipulation program - look what I did".
Why color in the midst of B&W? Only detracts.

The minority could be the only opinions that matter - if they are the ones normally looking to purchase prints.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2015 at 01:16 UTC
On The Wild Southwest: Jory Vander Galien's landscapes article (60 comments in total)

The ones in B&W do nothing for me.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 13:42 UTC as 32nd comment

All great photos. Love the macaque shot. Those guys sure love camera gadgets. He must have heard of his famous cousin doing the same.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 14:56 UTC as 46th comment
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Lensmate: If that was Jackie, the orangutan at Bali zoo, he probably would have thrown the leaf at you, and with precision aim!
I had watermelon shells thrown at me and my wife whilst taking shots of him. Others have had excrement thrown at them! One angry inmate!

Haha. Yeah he got me twice with a piece of fruit, the cheeky bugger. He was the highlight of the zoo.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2014 at 16:11 UTC

These could easily be on National Geographic. However, #8 I dont think is good enough to be in this group. Too many assumptions being made here. For all we know it could be fabric thrown over a mannequin. #5 and #9 are interesting design so they offer something. #10 I'm not so sure.
Especially love the monkey photo.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2014 at 15:58 UTC as 25th comment
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skiphunt13: So, let's say I had a friend who could spare $7million. I get him to buy one of my prints, generate a bunch of press releases about how "Now there's a new King of the Mountain! Skip Hunt has now beat Peter Lik for the most expensive image ever sold at $7Million!" Or something like that.

Now I bask in all the press glory, read all the articles about how my work isn't worth it, lots gf blogs recycle the story all over the net, different magazines print the story, news programming runs with it, interviews with me on morning programs, and then on to the nighttime talk shows, the value of the rest of my work skyrockets, a new photo-super-star is born, people who don't know better feel like paying $250k for a "Skip Hunt" is a bargain by comparison, etc.

You get the picture.

Meanwhile, somewhere down the trail I quietly "gift" my wealthy friend back his $7mil and a little extra for his trouble.

Jus sayin...

;)

Nice work, Skip.
Lets pretend to sell your work to an anonymous buyer. Say a photo of your cat for $1 billion? Not enough?
$6.5 million.. pfft. amateur art.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 02:37 UTC

And it's certain that the "phantom" image wasn't photoshopped just slightly?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 23:50 UTC as 144th comment
On Tamron 16-300mm Di II VC PZD real-world samples article (103 comments in total)
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rxb dc: I did a crude comparison of this lens against Canon 50, 10-18 and Tamron 150-600 at different focal lengths
Here is the link to the post http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3763737
Would be interesting to see what you all think.

Nice test. The 150-600 is a fine lens. I would return the 16-300.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 14:33 UTC
On Tamron 16-300mm Di II VC PZD real-world samples article (103 comments in total)

A rather ordinary effort by Tamron.

I really wanted to like this lens, but the image quality is "ok" only if viewed at normal screen size (maximum pixel density) or reduced size.

Nothing compelling enough to make me want to upgrade from the Sigma 18-250 macro.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 09:59 UTC as 26th comment | 8 replies
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (159 comments in total)

1. I like the colour, texture and tone.
3. Beautiful landscape and colours
4. Nice vantage point and composition.
5. A nice point of view
10 & 11. Beautiful landscapes, though I'm not a huge fan of B&W.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2014 at 11:37 UTC as 24th comment
On Olympus Stylus 1s camera announced in Japan article (93 comments in total)

If you didnt purchase the Stylus 1 before, what would compel anyone to consider the 1s now?
If you already have the Stylus 1, what would compel you to upgrade to the 1s?

I see no point in the 1s.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 10:19 UTC as 24th comment
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Dan Wagner: Plants and Fungi -- my fave!

Even better. Never seen such underwater plants. Beautiful. Thanks

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2014 at 03:34 UTC
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Dan Wagner: Plants and Fungi -- my fave!

I liked Plants and Fungi too. What I couldnt work out is whether they made the sky green, or whether it was a photo of the water reflection.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2014 at 03:05 UTC
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PhotoKhan: I am amazed on how, amidst all the bubbling-coffee-house-hipster sea of gadgetry that recurrently hits our tech shores, people seem to be failing to see how actually radically-innovative this particular proposal truly is.

PhotoKhan I agree. This is really impressive. It makes normal panoramic shots look one-dimensional.

The next step is holographic projection to immerse you in the environment.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 13:58 UTC
On Sigma announces 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM 'C' article (33 comments in total)
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Paul Guba: How can this lens not have image stabilization? 18-300 is so yesterday's news it really needs to be 18-400.

I like that idea.
Or since it isnt a 16-300, an 18-330 would have at least given more reason to upgrade from the 18-250 macro.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 16:04 UTC
On Canon announces PowerShot SX60 HS with 65x zoom article (32 comments in total)
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Ozyxy: what is SX60's sensor size? where are the specifications?

Still a 1/2.3-inch backside-illuminated CMOS sensor. However, the EVF is finally improved with 922k dot res.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 14:57 UTC
On Canon announces PowerShot SX60 HS with 65x zoom article (32 comments in total)
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peevee1: Don't forget a tripod. F/6.5 lens this long is useless even in daylight.

Many of us arent old and decrepid and can do just fine with these cameras handheld.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 14:04 UTC
On Sigma announces 18-300mm F/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM 'C' article (33 comments in total)

What a shame it isnt a 16-300mm. I wasnt impressed with Tamron's offering (too many samples with soft lens) and hoping that Sigma would release a better version.
I see no compelling reason to upgrade from my 18-250 macro - unless the 18-300 has superior lens quality.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 12:46 UTC as 10th comment
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