Peter Del

Peter Del

Lives in United Kingdom Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Works as a retired
Joined on Jan 19, 2006

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"History Repeating". I hope not, the original half-frame pen had half the size image, half the quality with grain twice the size!! I'm surprised Olympus alluded to any of them!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 15:44 UTC as 118th comment
On article Otherworldly? Lomography introduces Jupiter 3+ lens (159 comments in total)

What's the point? 'The Petzval lens was developed in 1840 by Joseph Petzval.', a century later The Russians brought out the Jupiter 3, a Zeiss clone!!!!! Why bother to buy either>

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 13:40 UTC as 58th comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Scott Matthews (45 comments in total)

1 and 3 are the same

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2016 at 13:07 UTC as 35th comment | 5 replies
On photo Slide Rule Math in the Numbers challenge (2 comments in total)

Peter Mark Roget M.D (1779-1869) described his log.log slide rule in 1815, however the actual invention of the slide rule is open to debate.
Logarithms were invented in 1614 by John Napier (1550-1617) and three years later Edmund Gunter (1581-1626) put these numbers, in a line, on the limb of his navigational instrument. Who chose to slide two of these scales together to make a slide rule is confusing. Some writers ascribe it to Edmund Wingate (1593-1656) others to Seth Partridge (1603-1686)!!!!!!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2015 at 00:56 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo My first camera in the Gear Porn challenge (2 comments in total)

Ken, the Hong Kong made camera was first introduced in 1959, around which time I probably received it as a present from my parents, as an alternative to a bicycle, which proved to be too physically demanding. Like yourself, this kindled a life long interest and is the only camera I kept!

The first image in your Gallery is quite beautiful.

Peter Del

http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/8804053911

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2015 at 10:58 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Two colours in the Read the friendly manual challenge (4 comments in total)

Magic

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2015 at 00:47 UTC as 4th comment
On photo Concentration in the At the office challenge (4 comments in total)

A great picture that reminds my of my visit to a cloisonne factory in China during my honeymoon, 35 years ago!!
Peter Del
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/8804053911

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2015 at 01:24 UTC as 4th comment
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Tom Goodman: Sorry, he isn't "redefining what it means to be a modern photographer". Indeed, he isn't redefining anything. These are technical tours de force and little more. What they define is the inability of artifice and method alone to make enduring work. They are forgettable images.

' They are forgettable images.'

Depends upon how good ones' memory is.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2015 at 15:25 UTC

Genius

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2015 at 12:43 UTC as 53rd comment | 1 reply
On article Light L16 packs 16 cameras into a single portable body (390 comments in total)

Is this old hat? See:

http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2012/04/27/photo-gear-history-with-the-multiplying-camera-the-more-lenses-the-better

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2015 at 22:44 UTC as 122nd comment | 4 replies
On article SmugMug Films: Renee Robyn's digital domain (18 comments in total)

Many wonderful images (and on her website), thanks Allison.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2015 at 18:29 UTC as 12th comment
On photo Sony a7II with 55mm/1.8 in the Gear Porn challenge (1 comment in total)

5 points for the smile

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 15:49 UTC as 1st comment
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Dr_Jon: Rather strangely I imagine if middle-aged men went to that much trouble to photograph a more random two year old child they would get in more trouble.

Also people talk of supply and demand, the public would like all sort of stuff, as the recent leaks of nude celebrity photographs showed. Does that mean you'd be fine with photographers hiding cameras in celeb's bathrooms?

I think it's not unreasonable to want a two year old to have a normal life, it's not like they don't show him to the press and public on reasonably frequent occasions.

Finally the Prime Minister runs the country, an elected head of state wouldn't have any power so what's the point, jobs for the politicians cronies probably.

I'm so glad you're an American.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2015 at 23:46 UTC
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Dr_Jon: Rather strangely I imagine if middle-aged men went to that much trouble to photograph a more random two year old child they would get in more trouble.

Also people talk of supply and demand, the public would like all sort of stuff, as the recent leaks of nude celebrity photographs showed. Does that mean you'd be fine with photographers hiding cameras in celeb's bathrooms?

I think it's not unreasonable to want a two year old to have a normal life, it's not like they don't show him to the press and public on reasonably frequent occasions.

Finally the Prime Minister runs the country, an elected head of state wouldn't have any power so what's the point, jobs for the politicians cronies probably.

Tom, he is not jut being opinionated, which is acceptable, but offensive as well.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2015 at 18:32 UTC
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JaimeA: Talking about photography:
This image lacks class. The family is too orderly, predictable in a bourgeois setting, aligned in an unimaginative way, obviously following instructions [now face the camera! smile!]. The good queen looks diminished. Not a hint of excitement or artistry. Testino has made many memorable images. Not this one. Paging Horst, Beaton!

Thanks for that, I thought it a little strange.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2015 at 16:39 UTC
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Dr_Jon: Rather strangely I imagine if middle-aged men went to that much trouble to photograph a more random two year old child they would get in more trouble.

Also people talk of supply and demand, the public would like all sort of stuff, as the recent leaks of nude celebrity photographs showed. Does that mean you'd be fine with photographers hiding cameras in celeb's bathrooms?

I think it's not unreasonable to want a two year old to have a normal life, it's not like they don't show him to the press and public on reasonably frequent occasions.

Finally the Prime Minister runs the country, an elected head of state wouldn't have any power so what's the point, jobs for the politicians cronies probably.

Carver, your comments are offensive, the Moderator should ban you.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2015 at 15:27 UTC
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JaimeA: Talking about photography:
This image lacks class. The family is too orderly, predictable in a bourgeois setting, aligned in an unimaginative way, obviously following instructions [now face the camera! smile!]. The good queen looks diminished. Not a hint of excitement or artistry. Testino has made many memorable images. Not this one. Paging Horst, Beaton!

The photographer, Mario Testino, was probably chosen because he often produces somewhat bland images, which is what was required here. The picture was taken for use by magazine and newspapers such as Hello! and The Sun, not for portraiture aficionados.
However, the cutting off of feet and shoulders should not have happened.
Her Majesty always carries a handbag; on the two occasions when I met her, she had a handbag, even though it was not really necessary.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2015 at 15:25 UTC
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Peter Del: The Royal Family is a most wonderful institution that many are envious of.

All children are entitled to their childhood, in this case the action of the paparazzi is nothing short of child abuse.

My comment might indeed be simple, but it is, nevertheless, true.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2015 at 08:12 UTC
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Peter Del: The Royal Family is a most wonderful institution that many are envious of.

All children are entitled to their childhood, in this case the action of the paparazzi is nothing short of child abuse.

Your grammar appears to be poor.
I am sure you meant to write:
What IS an overpaid gardener at Buckingham Palace?
The answer of course is, a gardener.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2015 at 23:17 UTC

The Royal Family is a most wonderful institution that many are envious of.

All children are entitled to their childhood, in this case the action of the paparazzi is nothing short of child abuse.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2015 at 15:38 UTC as 59th comment | 4 replies
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