Hugo808

Hugo808

Joined on Nov 12, 2011

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On Olympus takes Pen E-PL6 beyond Asia article (75 comments in total)
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KTClown: Happy with my PL5, I see no need for a PL6 in my camera bag.

Consumerist insanity I call it. People seriously think that a very slightly different camera will improve their photography.

I hear advertisers rubbing thier hands with glee....

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2014 at 20:15 UTC
On LensRentals tests Lomography's Petzval lens article (28 comments in total)

But what does it all mean?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2014 at 08:52 UTC as 6th comment
On Olympus takes Pen E-PL6 beyond Asia article (75 comments in total)
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KTClown: Happy with my PL5, I see no need for a PL6 in my camera bag.

well obviously.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 18:40 UTC
On Blast from the past: Photographing steam locomotives article (72 comments in total)

Wonderful! You can tell it's a labour of love.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2014 at 18:11 UTC as 24th comment
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artistguy: Well, we Canon users are still waiting to get something worth upgrading to, it's been a long wait and still nothing on the horizon near the D800 or Sony A7R, NEVER MIND THE 810!

What is this obsession with upgrading? If your camera is rubbish why did you buy it? It's not like this "mid-term refresh" is going to affect your photo's one jot, it's all marketing to keep interest up.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 09:01 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1016 comments in total)
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DuxX: This camera brings nothing essentially important to motivate me to invest in the transition from my D800 to D810. My opinion is that this device is not intended for D800/E owners. Nikon simply does not need to represent anything that would be a big step forward because the competition is not reached D800/E. Maybe next year we will see a D900.

What's wrong with your D800?

And why did you buy it if you thought it wasn't good enough?

Genuinely curious.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 14:56 UTC
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SeeRoy: "Weather-resistant"
A worthless designation, now popular with many manufacturers since it actually costs nothing to offer. What are the chances of getting a warranty replacement/repair when these weasel-words fail to protect the electronics from water ingress? Slim I'd say. You'd be told you got it "too wet".

I dropped my non-WR Nikon 70-300mm lens into a muddy puddle and it sat there for 5 minutes before I noticed it submerged!

I rinsed it off under a tap and it works fine. Even got the OK from the local shop.

Can't imagine what I could get away with a proper WR one!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 21:04 UTC

LOL! Still, you wouldn't want to risk using an expensive toy like that would you?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 06:10 UTC as 99th comment
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 article (101 comments in total)
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Hugo808: I'm sure it's a lovely gadget to play with but a Nikon D3300 and two lenses will be smaller lighter and cheaper and will take better pictures too.

Am I missing something?

I never noticed my Nikon kit lenses being soft. You must have bought a couple of duds.

It's all about what you want from your gear I suppose. One lens makes it less hassle to use I guess....

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 17:28 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 article (101 comments in total)
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Hugo808: I'm sure it's a lovely gadget to play with but a Nikon D3300 and two lenses will be smaller lighter and cheaper and will take better pictures too.

Am I missing something?

18-55mm and 55-300mm ought to do it.

Plus you get versatility to add extra lenses like the 10mm-24mm or a nice macro lens or the 35mm 1.8 for low light.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 09:26 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 article (101 comments in total)

I'm sure it's a lovely gadget to play with but a Nikon D3300 and two lenses will be smaller lighter and cheaper and will take better pictures too.

Am I missing something?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 08:35 UTC as 33rd comment | 6 replies
On In Photos: Iceland captured in infrared article (67 comments in total)
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Roland Karlsson: I am not sure I understand this. Iceland is rock, snow and sky. IR photography is mostly affected by vegetation, like trees. Not many trees at Iceland.

Would not monochrome images with a red filter (real or simulated) be quite close?

This is IR with part of the visible spectrum captured too. If it was pure IR you wouldn't see much at all, but the horses would probably look really cool!

(ignore the confused posters in the thread above)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2014 at 06:15 UTC
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Hugo808: Bet I could mimic this in Lightroom. Just gimme five minutes....

Is that all you need, a tone curve, LOL, give me five seconds!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2014 at 11:01 UTC

Bet I could mimic this in Lightroom. Just gimme five minutes....

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2014 at 17:39 UTC as 28th comment | 5 replies
On DxOMark recommends best lenses for the Nikon D800E article (72 comments in total)

Excellent, just in time for the 800E's replacement....

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 16:45 UTC as 27th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)
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Zoron: This is disappointing....the rumor was 24-85mm F1.8.

Take a step closer. Problem solved.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 06:04 UTC
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Michael Doleman: I own the first iteration of the RX100 and love it. For as amazing as it is, I'd love for it to have a VF. I am happy to see that Sony has decided it to be worthwhile to think through a rather slick solution to the problem of including one onboard an otherwise ultra-compact camera. At 800 bucks it is stupidly expensive, of course, but I predict I will cave, anyway, and pick it up.

Don't worry, at this rate the RX100 M4 will be out in august so the price of these will come down....

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 18:06 UTC
On Little beauty: Nordin Seruyan's macro images article (352 comments in total)

What MGJA said below.

We shouldn't think it's OK to harm animals for the sake of photography any more than Don McCullin would have shot the subjects for his work himself.

Reminds me of the countryside code of behaviour I always lived by: Take nothing but photo's, leave nothing but footprints, kill nothing but time.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2014 at 16:13 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
On Little beauty: Nordin Seruyan's macro images article (352 comments in total)

Too much post-production. All I see when I look at the images is the amount of work that's been done to them and it detracts from the subject.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2014 at 08:33 UTC as 55th comment
On National Park Service bans drones in Yosemite article (170 comments in total)

It's a shame Pakistan didn't think of that!

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2014 at 18:32 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
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