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jimread

jimread

Lives in United Kingdom Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Joined on Jan 15, 2007

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The phone has turned people away from PC's and now cameras and turned them into dumbos, fat dumbos.

I do some IT training and have to start with, "This is a mouse and see that little pointer on the screen ... well ... when you move the mouse that moves as well."

Ah well what was going to be a revolution in understanding, education and promoting worldwide communication has resulted more isolation and mistrust.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 23:15 UTC as 122nd comment
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jimread: I'll stick to my Panny G2 with its tilt and swivel screen. As usual Leitz is not thinking about the user.

This is what you find, such is life, ah well, there we go

Cheers

To prove my point I notice that 3 out of 4 of the above have few or nothing at all in their galleries.

Perhaps they would throw away their camera bags and take some inspiration from this of mine;

https://vimeo.com/130152823

Cheers - Jim :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2015 at 22:03 UTC
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jimread: I'll stick to my Panny G2 with its tilt and swivel screen. As usual Leitz is not thinking about the user.

This is what you find, such is life, ah well, there we go

Cheers

Actually! I use it to take photographs!!Not keep it in a bag in case I scratch and the value drops!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2015 at 21:56 UTC

I'll stick to my Panny G2 with its tilt and swivel screen. As usual Leitz is not thinking about the user.

This is what you find, such is life, ah well, there we go

Cheers

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 22:17 UTC as 70th comment | 7 replies
On The Wild Southwest: Jory Vander Galien's landscapes article (62 comments in total)

Landscape clones, one should perhaps look at the work of Fay Godwin and from her try to create something with a little more of the personal in it.

Cheers - Jim

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2015 at 12:25 UTC as 18th comment
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1472 comments in total)

How many people do monster prints?

A5 prints are quite sufficient for swapping Handmade Photo Books and posting them to others who do the same worldwide. An Fz1000 would be perfect for doing this.

Much better than sticking them on some web site!

http://www.m1ju29photobookclub.co.uk/ if you can't join us start one of your own.

Cheers - Jim

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 19:33 UTC as 380th comment
On Beautiful Dreamer: Garret Suhrie's moonlit landscapes article (57 comments in total)
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b craw: I can certainly appreciate much of Suhrie's work, particularly having spent some time looking on his website. But, I am left thinking to some degree negatively about a general formal mannerism present in so much landscape work (to his credit, there is a good deal of work that avoids this - but much that does not). I get that in a technical sense many motifs are worth doing - it seems every photographer within this ilk will at some point focus stack, run longer time exposures to create more picturesque qualities in water flows, etc. However, I think it is a legitamate criticism to question whether these images should be featured too prominently in the totality of one's work - assuming one wants to distinguish their approaches and conceptual processing of landscape from any number of calendar fodder photographers over the last thirty years or so. Add to this the fact that I am seeing very redundant subject matter. I think I've seen that exact fisherman, or an very similar one, in at least one other photographer's work within the last year here on DPR. And perhaps we should ask ourselves as an example how many iceberg shots we need in the wider photographic diet (admittedly they can be beautiful). Perhaps I am framing things too critically. But I do think it fair to expect that those garnering attention should represent, to some greater extent, a level of originality in form and concepts.

I concur;

http://www.m1ju29photobookclub.co.uk/series.html

Jim

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2015 at 12:02 UTC
On Beautiful Dreamer: Garret Suhrie's moonlit landscapes article (57 comments in total)

One persons holiday snaps is just another persons backyard.

"There is more beauty in your own village than can be appreciated in a lifetime"

Rembrandt van Rijn

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2015 at 00:51 UTC as 16th comment
On Leica M9 users report sensor corrosion issue article (378 comments in total)

I'll stick to my Panasonic G2 the best camera they made. I've bought one spare one and am looking for another now.

Cheers - Jim

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2014 at 09:48 UTC as 20th comment

I still use my Weston III

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2014 at 17:33 UTC as 8th comment
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (400 comments in total)
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Flashback: You have to get use to these type of reviews!

My Leica X images are still best I've ever made. Simply put, Leica know how to put magic into a lens. That's what you are paying for.

Utter rubbish! To paraphrase A Adams,

"The file is the score and the edit the performance"

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 09:38 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Documentary and Street photography article (108 comments in total)
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jimread: Hello all,

I would agree with the posters here that the above are good, very good indeed. Maybe and this is just my personal opinion of course, the photographer should look through their work and look for a theme, or thread and find something that they can turn into a coherant project.

If you make series of images, photo essays, or bodies of work jpgmag is a good place to post them. They allow what they call 'Stories' where you can post 10 images and some text next to them. I've not found any other site that does it in this particular way, all the others seem to concentrate on the single image. I was very pleased to have found it.

This is one of my offerings: http://jpgmag.com/stories/19757

Cheers - Jim

[edit] tried to get the link to work, there doesn't appear to be anyway of doing it, ah well, such is life

Looks good thanks for the link. [edit] Expensive though

[edit2] Could set up a webpage exactly the same myself with a domain name for $18 per annum

I'm also setting up a Photo Book Club meet just off M1Ju29: http://www.m1ju29photobookclub.co.uk/

Cheers - Jim

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 21:23 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Documentary and Street photography article (108 comments in total)

Hello all,

I would agree with the posters here that the above are good, very good indeed. Maybe and this is just my personal opinion of course, the photographer should look through their work and look for a theme, or thread and find something that they can turn into a coherant project.

If you make series of images, photo essays, or bodies of work jpgmag is a good place to post them. They allow what they call 'Stories' where you can post 10 images and some text next to them. I've not found any other site that does it in this particular way, all the others seem to concentrate on the single image. I was very pleased to have found it.

This is one of my offerings: http://jpgmag.com/stories/19757

Cheers - Jim

[edit] tried to get the link to work, there doesn't appear to be anyway of doing it, ah well, such is life

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 13:58 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 article (304 comments in total)
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Andrew Higgins: I'm curious why Panasonic's m43rds range, and the m43 system, has not caught the imagination of photographers like Fuji's X series. Even Olympus seem to have promoted their m43rds cameras a bit better, overall excellent though the m43rds system is, Fuji seem to be winning the format 'war'.

We went to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park a few days ago, I was astonished at the amount of people carrying Lumix cameras didn't see one Fuji or Olympus. After the 1st half dozen I made a point of looking and even asked a few people what the camera was, if I couldn't see the name.

Lots of G series from 1 to GH4, but then they are so much more intuitive than the offerings from the other manufacturers.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2014 at 21:43 UTC

I can see here the real definition of 'Equivalence'. Minor White would be moved to tears by these.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2014 at 00:09 UTC as 12th comment
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Michael Piziak: No need to buy any retouching tools now that I've got Gimp.

GIMP's a snail

PSP is counter intuitive

CS6 is a Greyhound

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2014 at 07:57 UTC

I got far more interesting results with a TtV contraption.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 16:26 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 real-world samples gallery article (64 comments in total)
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Marko Laurits: It could be my monitor or myself but colour of the sky at these photos is somehow different from what I have seen in real life.

If you would like to calibrate your monitor there is a free program that you can use to get within half a Gnats knacker of using an expensive setter: http://www.calibrize.com/

It works very well indeed and once done several times to get the hang of it you can then go on to create your own printer profiles (the ability to do this is within every printer) and be able to print what you see on your screen. easy peasy no cost at all.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2014 at 21:48 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 real-world samples gallery article (64 comments in total)
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jimread: I have a 4/3rds Panasonic G2 and a full frame 5D Mk 1 both 12MP. I took the same two scenes one close up one landscape with both cameras, 50mm 1.8 on the 5D and the 14-45 lens set at 25mm on the G2 both at f8. I then got 4 12" x 18" prints done they are indistinguishable I was amazed I thought the 5D would knock spots off the G2.

It seems odd to me that the G range has gone downhill since the G2 with menu driven controls. Panasonic use Leica lenses yet insist on changing things constantly unlike Leitz who have stuck to a basic good design for 70+ years.

I fell about laughing at your answer Maverick, Is everyone going to buy a hi-res monitor? And if that's the case with prints I might as well go back to my 5MP Casio.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2014 at 18:02 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 real-world samples gallery article (64 comments in total)

I have a 4/3rds Panasonic G2 and a full frame 5D Mk 1 both 12MP. I took the same two scenes one close up one landscape with both cameras, 50mm 1.8 on the 5D and the 14-45 lens set at 25mm on the G2 both at f8. I then got 4 12" x 18" prints done they are indistinguishable I was amazed I thought the 5D would knock spots off the G2.

It seems odd to me that the G range has gone downhill since the G2 with menu driven controls. Panasonic use Leica lenses yet insist on changing things constantly unlike Leitz who have stuck to a basic good design for 70+ years.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2014 at 16:58 UTC as 9th comment | 4 replies
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