LKJ

LKJ

Lives in Australia Australia
Joined on Apr 27, 2011
About me:

Six year old camera
Some other bits and pieces

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Rahul Ranadive: Just tired of all the images showing death and destruction oh, and the Afghans and middle easterns. Its almost like a stage just created for all the photographers to show their concern!!

Unfortunately, we can't make war, famine, natural disasters, anthropogenic disasters, death, destruction and all the rest go away by ignoring them or pretending they're not there.

They'll always make powerful images and the images will always make the finals of photojournalism awards, because they will always bring attention to important issues.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2014 at 11:31 UTC
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Jonathan Mac: Anyone not capable of getting good shots from a film camera should not be calling themselves a photographer. Many people choose digital because it's easier and cheaper, and many choose digital because they're not competent enough to get good images if they don't have auto-everything and the chance to take 20 photos and choose the best. Most of these people will never improve. Some choose digital because it's the best tool for the photography they want to do, and they can produce good results from it. However, many have used digital and become bored with it's often flat, dull look and have now gone back to film.

I use both, but I enjoy film more. The Ferrania re-start is good news, especially once they get around to producing print films.

I don't know if it was intentional but that comes across as more than a little pompous...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 09:46 UTC
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OBI656: As simple aquation shows shooting film is cheeper then being involved in digital.
Even I do digital if there will be film processing labs as use too I will be shooting film no question about it.

I may have misunderstood but your "simple equation" is so simple that it fails to address the cost differences between film and digital workflows, which I thought was your point.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 09:39 UTC
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Marcin 3M: At least these films are not treated as a "service for rent"...

Nothing lasts forever, but your choice of processing software doesn't affect the long-term viability of the files that come out of a digital camera (or the format to which you choose to archive).

Images stored on HDDs are far more compact than those stored on film, and have much more forgiving climate requirements. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 09:37 UTC
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Tal Shachar: film is an environmental disaster, go digital now!

@Ontario Gone: You might just get your wish if things don't improve over in west Africa!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 05:08 UTC
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Marcin 3M: At least these films are not treated as a "service for rent"...

Ahh yes.

Meanwhile, unless you do your own processing...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2014 at 05:08 UTC
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Marcin 3M: At least these films are not treated as a "service for rent"...

What do you mean?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2014 at 22:29 UTC
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Tal Shachar: film is an environmental disaster, go digital now!

The real environmental disaster is the socioeconomic group that has the time and money to be concerned about whether to shoot film SLRs or digital SLRs. :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2014 at 22:14 UTC
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OBI656: As simple aquation shows shooting film is cheeper then being involved in digital.
Even I do digital if there will be film processing labs as use too I will be shooting film no question about it.

Would you care to share your simple "aquation"?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2014 at 22:09 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1669 comments in total)

Canon appears to be counting down to - if you will pardon the expression - a complete load of masturbatory nonsense. I wonder what it will be.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 22:20 UTC as 628th comment
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nunatak: the author has an angry tone to his writing.

perhaps DPreview should ask him to do the camera maker executive interviews?

I disagree, but can you explain what you mean by an "angry tone"?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 00:08 UTC
On Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses article (140 comments in total)
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Graham Meale: And will Canon Australia announce a similar price drop? I think I know the answer.

Aberaeron: If I made only 5% net on the hilarious prices they charge, I'd be embarrassed. And shortly thereafter, unemployed probably.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 00:35 UTC
On Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses article (140 comments in total)
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Chez Wimpy: I am sure they are doing it out of the kindness of their heart.

Photoman: While it's sometimes difficult to spot sarcasm on the internet, that one shouldn't have been a problem!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 00:33 UTC
On Accessory Review: Drobo Mini RAID article (149 comments in total)
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Michael Fryd: Actually "Dual Drive Redundancy" means the Drobo has the equivalent of three copies of every file. Two drives can fail without you losing data.

The blinking yellow lights means that you are down a drive, and currently have less than the requested level of redundancy. The Drobo is redistributing your data in order to regain the requested redundancy. Once the lights stop blinking, the data has been redistributed, and you can safely lose another drive (unless you have more data than will fit on the remaining drives)

Had you left your Drobo in the typical single drive redundant mode, you would not have lost data when a drive failed. The Drobo would have been faster at redistributing data after the failure, and you would have more available space.

Ryan: RAID-1 simply mirrors the data, there's no parity involved in that level. RAID-0 has no parity either, obviously.

However, as far as I can tell it seems this device doesn't actually use a standard RAID level at all. It seems to be a hybrid of RAID-1 and RAID-5 (which does have parity).

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2014 at 02:05 UTC
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JanMatthys: I have to give props to Sony for pushing the envelope, while Canikon execs are busy pumping out more rethread D-SLR's

Apparently you think Sony's the only company doing R&D!

And what's a Canikon?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 12:04 UTC
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pew pew: prob the new RX1 will use this sensor

Probably not

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 02:15 UTC
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thx1138: This is interesting, as the Canon lens group has been asking Canon for years to develop a curved sensor to simplify lens design. Another case of woulda coulda shoulda Canon.

Forgive my scepticism, but what is the basis of this claim?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 02:14 UTC
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thx1138: This is interesting, as the Canon lens group has been asking Canon for years to develop a curved sensor to simplify lens design. Another case of woulda coulda shoulda Canon.

"the Canon lens group has been asking Canon for years to develop a curved sensor to simplify lens design"

It has?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 00:33 UTC

"Lenstag maintains a database of a user’s lens, camera body and accessory serial numbers and then trolls the web looking for photos..."

Trawls, surely!

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 07:12 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies
On MIT algorithm predicts photo popularity article (97 comments in total)
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rdscibilia: The opposite of popular is not dull.

Leave it to a PhD candidate to miss the real point.

Did he say that?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2014 at 22:37 UTC
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