chris_j_l

chris_j_l

Joined on Jul 19, 2010
About me:

Once an avid amateur, now a father with a feint memory of what a shutter button looks like.

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neo_nights: It's positively amazing that we do not have pictures of: People suffering nor old people from distant villages with their faces oversharpened and over constrasty to makes their wrinkles stand out.

I think that even clichè pictures like #9 are well done and nice to look at.

@neo_nights - I do wonder what the winning line up would be like if the judges were from a village in Zambia... All photos of cars, planes and people surfing the internet. I think it goes back to what HCB said - "what is new is exotic".

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 15:00 UTC
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abi170845: And how would I go about having that place to myself as long as I want to get the shot? Only pros are allowed? Give me the place to my self for 5 days and nights, don't bother me and I'll get the shots. But?

I read a news item about the Parks authority only letting people who have FF DSLR to book on limited access guided tours for this purpose at this location.
As to the merits of such a distinction I care not, but it nonetheless seems that 'getting the place to yourself' is possible if you have sufficient money'

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 12:44 UTC
On Enthusiast compact camera roundup (2014) article (185 comments in total)
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olypan: X30 "subtle upgrade" are you crazy. This is probably Fuji's most advanced camera yet. The viewfinder is much better than "quite good". I don't know how you can even mention the G16 dinosaur in the same group.

http://www.fujirumors.com/first-look-fujifilm-x30/

@darngooddesign - I must admit other mfrs manage faster lenses without getting too big. I wonder if it's a property of Fuji wanting it to go a little longer (112mm equiv) and still maintain f/2.8. Also the Panny lens doesn't cover the whole sensor which helps a bit.

I don't have any DSLR X cameras (only Panny u4/3 and Canon FF &APS-C kit) - so I'll defer to your knowledge on the sizes, but I assume none of them are as unweildy as my EOS-M with a Celestron C5 attached :).

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2014 at 17:05 UTC
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paulbysea: Yet again this site assumes all readers use Iphones, despite the fact that more Android phones are out there. If you are going to review a product make sure it supports the dominant mobile operating system.

Probably best to think of it from the hardware manufacturers POV. I'm an Android user - was given an iPad and it was used twice and that is it - but Android is an ecosystem with 500+ different types of phones/tablets/phablets/PVRs etc etc. iPhone is at most 4-5 current devices that hw manufacturers can target accurately, test well and be sure of a low support overhead.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2014 at 19:16 UTC
On Enthusiast compact camera roundup (2014) article (185 comments in total)
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olypan: X30 "subtle upgrade" are you crazy. This is probably Fuji's most advanced camera yet. The viewfinder is much better than "quite good". I don't know how you can even mention the G16 dinosaur in the same group.

http://www.fujirumors.com/first-look-fujifilm-x30/

@dgd -An upgrade that gives the camera not just best in class EVF, but equal best to any camera class is a substantive upgrade. To bump the sensor up to 1" would require a lens assembly change and an inevitable increase in size beyond what Fuji wish to target this camera.

I understand your hopes for a 1" - heck I hoped they could do it, but being an X20 and an X30 owner I can say for sure the X30 is not a mediocre upgrade.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 21:06 UTC
On Enthusiast compact camera roundup (2014) article (185 comments in total)
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olypan: X30 "subtle upgrade" are you crazy. This is probably Fuji's most advanced camera yet. The viewfinder is much better than "quite good". I don't know how you can even mention the G16 dinosaur in the same group.

http://www.fujirumors.com/first-look-fujifilm-x30/

I agree, I have to say that, as an X30 owner, this is the first camera where I think an OVF has met it's match and then some. I actually find it easier in low light than my 5Dii.

There is very little subtle about this upgrade.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 11:41 UTC
On Panasonic DMC-CM1 to go on sale in UK article (160 comments in total)

All I can foresee is an extra source for complaints. On top of any complaints in shutter lag, lack of ND filter etc, there will be a slew of "when will it get Lollipop/Marshmallow etc".

No doubt an excellent piece of hardware, but bonding it to a piece of technology that has firmware revs every 4 months is I think unfortunate given it appears to be targeted at people who may self define as latest tech "must haves".

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2014 at 20:29 UTC as 54th comment
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (249 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: There's another softcore aspect to pict #1:

The woman's hands aren't behind her neck as if she's stretching, the hands are clearly placed to imply that they could belong to another person. This is very likely done with purposeful ambiguity.

I'd go so far as to say the hands were made a bit bigger via perspective control in PhotoShop.

@HowaboutRAW - you really are clutching at straws here. Porn is a superset of softcore & hardcore. Both are porn and to see you wriggle trying to make some semantic distinction that isn't there is to see the hard of thinking tangle themselves up in their own argument.

Go ahead - froth at the mouth with your weird, distorted views based on intellectual onanism. I'll ignore any more replies as it's obvious you are losing the plot and won't discuss, you just double down stick your fingers in your ears and shout "liar liar!".

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2014 at 16:35 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (249 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: There's another softcore aspect to pict #1:

The woman's hands aren't behind her neck as if she's stretching, the hands are clearly placed to imply that they could belong to another person. This is very likely done with purposeful ambiguity.

I'd go so far as to say the hands were made a bit bigger via perspective control in PhotoShop.

@HowaboutRAW - You tangle yourself beautifully in contrivances trying to pull yourself out of the hole you have dug.

People may agree with you that it is a sexualised image - I agree that it is.

BUT and here is the big twisty lie you are making - that you didn't call it porn. Let me re-iterate that for you. You. Called. It Porn. It's there - up there in your first post. Black and white.

If you wish to maintain credibility - go on & argue that it is porn and be shot down, but your credibility was lost the moment you started the laborious and obvious moving of goalposts and using the new position of your wrecked credibility to argue that you are right.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2014 at 16:17 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (249 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: There's another softcore aspect to pict #1:

The woman's hands aren't behind her neck as if she's stretching, the hands are clearly placed to imply that they could belong to another person. This is very likely done with purposeful ambiguity.

I'd go so far as to say the hands were made a bit bigger via perspective control in PhotoShop.

HowaboutRaw: Your reply shows you don't understand psychosis - it is defined as when someone has a mental issue that caues them to "to perceive or interpret things differently from those around them". Judging by the tiday wave of people who note that you appear to be in a minority of one on this issue, I'd suggest you are seeing things in a radically different way from those around you.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2014 at 11:06 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Portraits and People article (249 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: There's another softcore aspect to pict #1:

The woman's hands aren't behind her neck as if she's stretching, the hands are clearly placed to imply that they could belong to another person. This is very likely done with purposeful ambiguity.

I'd go so far as to say the hands were made a bit bigger via perspective control in PhotoShop.

roby17269 - arguing with someone with deep seated sexual psychosis is probably not entirely the most useful way to spend your time.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2014 at 01:51 UTC
On Casio targets golfers with Japan-only Exilim EX-FC500S article (36 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: Say goodbye to lost balls with this handy device.

Don't you say goodbye to lost balls anyway? ;)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 11:43 UTC
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (159 comments in total)

#4 looks very overcooked for me - others will disagree, but the rest I'd be very happy to stare at 'for more than 20 minutes' (if they were printed/displayed at studio size). For me the judges did a good job with an excellent submission field.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 22:01 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (159 comments in total)
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jonrobertp: What boring PC images. Sad.

"PC: Politically Correct, to describe the attitude or policy of being careful not to offend or upset any group of people in society who are believed to have a social disadvantage"

I thank you - the idea of socially disadvantaged landscape photography critics has given me a giggle.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 21:50 UTC

Well, I can afford the adapter. All I need to do is save up for the bits either side of it.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 21:29 UTC as 37th comment
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (389 comments in total)

"[parts] are covered with stingray skin"

"Brikk claims to donate a proportion of its profits to 'populations around the world which are suffering'",

That would be stingray populations then - suffering from idiots like Brikk.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 00:08 UTC as 162nd comment
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Piggy the bad: $750 = £470 give or take a couple of quid. BUT Pentax uk are selling this in the uk for £600 ?? Once again another example of how Pentax are screwing the uk consumer.

@Cane - VAT tax?? Value Added Tax Tax?

I didn't know we had a tax on our tax. I suppose that is what happens when you trade in education for unbridled winner takes all capitalism. You get losers like you.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 15:46 UTC
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(unknown member): 'With a bicycle and a humble attitude you can travel to the heart of a culture."

I wouldn't call it "humble" to think you can actually "travel to the heart of any culture" just because you are on a bike. I'd call that naive and rather arrogant.
The photos, I'm sorry to say, are also nothing really special.

> The photos, I'm sorry to say, are also nothing really special.

> JanePete has not uploaded any photos to their gallery yet.

Actions speak much louder than words

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2014 at 12:36 UTC
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Tommot1965: the snake images is pretty awesome ..such a shallow DOF and the eyes have it..

@Ignat - I had a word and your sense of humour transplant is thattaway --->

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2014 at 09:26 UTC
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Tommot1965: the snake images is pretty awesome ..such a shallow DOF and the eyes have it..

I'm more impressed by an 11 year old able to hold a 1DmkIV with 100mm/2.8 macro lens.

Looks like I need to gift my 5Dii, battery grip & 100-400mm L to my 22month old daughter and wait for awards to slide in.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2014 at 08:25 UTC
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