Antony John

Antony John

Lives in Kuwait Cape Town, Kuwait
Works as a Divisional Manager/Polymer Chemist
Joined on Nov 16, 2007

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intermezzo1: Watching his work with feet on table...

Showing the sole of his shoe to Arabs (which is an insult BTW)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2015 at 15:03 UTC
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geraldPP: It is well-known that BBC reported the collapse of Tower 7 BEFORE it happened.
Has anybody even question that?

@robmanueb
Perhaps they spoke to Architects and Engineers for9/11 truth?
http://www.ae911truth.org/gallery/evidence.html
Interesting articles.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2015 at 14:56 UTC

"Then I start to shoot and experiment with digital manipulation until I have a creative photo that makes viewers ponder and contemplate."
Probably the substantive difference between Achraf's work and Joel Robison.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2015 at 03:52 UTC as 11th comment
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alcaher: Well done!!
Picture#1 cool. Picture #2 Nicola Tesla at work ??
No matter if there have been plenty of images/art similar to this on the net... I always like this type of work

Why Tesla?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2015 at 12:40 UTC

Would be nice to have DPR's Nikon D810 review.
A little outstanding don't you think?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 10:25 UTC as 52nd comment
On Nikon D810A: An astrophotographer's perspective article (113 comments in total)
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tsk1979: Wrong pictures for this camera. I was expecting more deep-field. If nothing else, at-least the humble Horsehead!!

As they say it's all about 'capturing the light' :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 03:40 UTC
On Nikon D810A: An astrophotographer's perspective article (113 comments in total)
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tsk1979: Wrong pictures for this camera. I was expecting more deep-field. If nothing else, at-least the humble Horsehead!!

Or at least a super massive black hole or two ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 13:14 UTC
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MeganV: This thing gets it bass-ackwards.

It's awkward to clip a big tube onto your phone, using your your phone as the anchor.

Instead, we need a cool ergonomic camera (DSLR, anyone?) that you clip your phone into, using your phone as the viewscreen and, possibly, processing computer.

Nikon, Canon: here's your leap-frog techno-jump disruption opportunity! Skip giving your DSLRs screens and processors. Instead, just let me clip my iPhone onto the back of them. Voila, game changed. Doesn't even have to be wireless--instead of putting the camera's view screen at the end of a tilt-swivel mechanism, put a lightning (or usb-c) plug. I then clip my phone on and rock with a durable, ergonomic, full-frame ILC with real shutter-aperture dials that uses my phone as its (better) brain and (better) view screen. A camera like that could even still use an OVF and traditional mirror box!

Cameras need to become imaging "harnesses" for phones. It'd solve so many problems.

MeganV,

By which time caller has hung up?

And that 'photographic moment' you were waiting for has gone while you had disassembled the rig?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 02:37 UTC
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MeganV: This thing gets it bass-ackwards.

It's awkward to clip a big tube onto your phone, using your your phone as the anchor.

Instead, we need a cool ergonomic camera (DSLR, anyone?) that you clip your phone into, using your phone as the viewscreen and, possibly, processing computer.

Nikon, Canon: here's your leap-frog techno-jump disruption opportunity! Skip giving your DSLRs screens and processors. Instead, just let me clip my iPhone onto the back of them. Voila, game changed. Doesn't even have to be wireless--instead of putting the camera's view screen at the end of a tilt-swivel mechanism, put a lightning (or usb-c) plug. I then clip my phone on and rock with a durable, ergonomic, full-frame ILC with real shutter-aperture dials that uses my phone as its (better) brain and (better) view screen. A camera like that could even still use an OVF and traditional mirror box!

Cameras need to become imaging "harnesses" for phones. It'd solve so many problems.

Can you imagine trying to answer a phone call with a mobile attached to a D4S with a 500mm lens mounted?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2015 at 03:39 UTC

I guess we'll also see a 12-24 Art lens at some time which, with this 24-35, would make quite a nice 2 lens setup for those interested in wide angle photography.
The 24-35 makes sense as a first introduction because I'd imagine the 24 - 35 F/Ls will probably have more 'universal' appeal amongst the 'wide' lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 05:25 UTC as 33rd comment | 3 replies
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1064 comments in total)

Whilst some will argue over minutiae one has to congratulate Sony for being inventive and pushing the boundaries.
Perhaps we're not at the final frontier yet but Sony is moving us closer - whilst others are being dragged behind kicking and screaming.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 15:21 UTC as 125th comment | 1 reply

"Hasselblad returns to roots with new aerial camera series" seems like something of a misnomer.
Perhaps "Hasselblad reaches for the skies with new aerial camera series" might be more appropriate ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2015 at 16:19 UTC as 5th comment
On Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge article (732 comments in total)
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AshMills: Come on Canikon, the time is NOW.

(Speaking as someone who uses FF Nikon professionally daily, and has just started collecting m43 cameras and lenses.)

Once upon a time there were reel to reel tape recorders and cassettes would never replace them because the quality was inferior.
Then there was vinyl which would never be replaced by CDs because vinyl was 'musically superior'.
Now we have big DSLR's that won't be replaced by MILCs because DSLR's are 'superior'?
The first 2 instances show quite clearly that convenience outweighs performance.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 14:37 UTC

Are Nikon, Canon and Adobe having some sort of competition we should know about?

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 07:28 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies
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lacikuss: This is absolutely fantastic. Lens Rentals is really doing a public service here. Now Canon can't deny the problem as Nikon did for two years with my D600.

Thanks Lens Rentals.

In that case then 'Welease Wodger!'
Seriously though Roger & Co do a sterling job.
Congrats to Roger and team.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 16:17 UTC
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HaroldC3: Shoulda went with a Sony sensor Canon.

Yes but those were organic sensors after their SBD (Sell By Date) ;-)

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 16:14 UTC
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justmeMN: Remember, years ago, when Japanese companies were admired for having superior quality and quality control? That era sure is gone.

Nothing wrong with Toyota.
Oh, hang on a minute ...

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 16:13 UTC
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smokinman88: QC must have been at lunch....

In the rubbish dump one presumes ;-)

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 16:10 UTC
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Bernard Carns: What is going on?

Is Nikon starting to make Canon cameras?

:-)

BC

Canon flawed (sic) by Nikon?
or did Canon 'hit the flaw (sic) running'?

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 16:05 UTC
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ProfHankD: Interesting defect; I've not seen anything quite like it. Looks sort of like a very even distribution of tiny water spots (e.g., like fine mist settling on a lens surface)... maybe some kind of sputtering artifact when applying a coating? It will be interesting to see what this really is....

Maybe all the workers had a virus ;-)

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 09:58 UTC
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