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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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 (157 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 35th comment | 1 reply
On UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced article (157 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 38th 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 164th 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
On A look at the Lomography Petzval 85mm F2.2 lens article (167 comments in total)
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backayonder: Amongst others one of the problems I have with Lomo is some of their pricing.

Lubitel cost around £20 in the early 1980's now they are selling it for $365

I have the luxury of both FF & 6x7. Give me the FF any day.
In order to match or exceed FF resolution with the 6x7 negs, you need a drum scanner - which costs about 15 times what a FF body costs - if you can get it - and will strip away your sanity as you get oil in places you never thought imaginable. No, FF blows away the 6x7 in cost too - unless you value your time as negative and don't bother printing those negs.

On top of that just about any half competent button pusher can avoid red channel saturation.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2014 at 08:57 UTC
On A look at the Lomography Petzval 85mm F2.2 lens article (167 comments in total)

I must admit, I find the OOF areas a total distraction from the principal subject. That for me runs against the purpose of actually capturing an image.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 19:33 UTC as 70th comment

Not understanding the commercial rationale behind this. Olympus has 1 that covers this range, Panasonic has 2 that cover this range. Now we have Tamron wanting to cover this range.
I'm all for choice and that, but there is a phenomenal amount of me-too bunching of glass focal length in u4/3 with little or no differentiation between them bar the manufacturer name.
Tamron does have 1 jump on Oly and Pana in this - the announcement of the lens appears to be followed by sales 1-2 months later. Pana/Oly seem to be in the "announce this year, available 2 years later" which may as well be "available for sale on the 16th of Neveruary"

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 10:39 UTC as 44th comment | 4 replies
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luben solev: Star trail mode on a phone? I can't wait to see the noise a 2 hour phone exposure will generate. And will the battery actually last that long?

@luben - the burns unit is over there ---->

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 18:50 UTC
On Is it true? New service detects processed photos article (88 comments in total)
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fakuryu: Is there something wrong with processed photos? Post processing a photo has been always there ever since the dawn of photography in one form and another.

@wansai Those are edge cases where expert witnesses are used to explain the reconstruction - not "look here is what is clearly the defendant with a knife in his hand" instances. This is "is what is in the presented image actually what is in the presented image". Pulling CSI wannabe does not invalidate the basic utility of this tool - just because it doesn't cover your 1% "thanks very much Mr Bauer" usecase.
This is the way tools are developed - it works for 80% - anything else you do manually.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 23:20 UTC
On Is it true? New service detects processed photos article (88 comments in total)
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fakuryu: Is there something wrong with processed photos? Post processing a photo has been always there ever since the dawn of photography in one form and another.

It is if you are relying on photographic evidence to support guilt or innocence. Though POV can affect the interpretation of an image, I'd hate to be arguing the case for my innocence against a prosecutor who is allowed to photoshop a pistol or bloody knife into my hand

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 09:48 UTC

It really doesn't do justice to the winners to take 1 photo from a series and show it alone. The architecture winner (no. 2 in this sequence) looks un-inspiring and drab beyond drab. Take their whole series and it actually catches the eye in a dramatic fashion.
I know DPR can't show all (say six) images in a series for each winner as the gallery would be in triple figures - but at least before anyone starts throwing brickbats at the judges and photographers, take time to peruse the works that make it a whole.

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2014 at 20:37 UTC as 41st comment
On MIT algorithm predicts photo popularity article (90 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: It was very generous of her to compensate all the photographers whose photos were used in this study. Some people think that images online are just there for the taking.

AbrasiveReducer - I have to say your comment is one of the few instances where I'd like a "Poster mentally subnormal" button in addition to the Like button.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2014 at 19:38 UTC
On Updated: Creating the Leica T article (196 comments in total)
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Soggoth: The most important step is on the photo #11. That's where price jumps from $400 all the way up to $1750

The coating is very expensive - if you haven't used hard chrome coating you wouldn't know, but you can't just flush unused chromic acid down the drain - it needs careful handling and very expensive disposal.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 18:47 UTC
On Updated: Creating the Leica T article (196 comments in total)
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Soggoth: The most important step is on the photo #11. That's where price jumps from $400 all the way up to $1750

I suspect the finish is not brushing or blasting the alu - as that makes it vulnerable to fingerprints and finger print acid damage. Most likely it is hard chrome or equivalent matt coating.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 22:55 UTC
On Updated: Creating the Leica T article (196 comments in total)
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Soggoth: The most important step is on the photo #11. That's where price jumps from $400 all the way up to $1750

I know you made the comment tongue in cheek, but the machined solid alu block is pretty damned expensive - it's insanely labour intensive to get that finish they have and really cranks up the price. Personally, I'd say the red dot only added 300 to 350 at most.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 19:35 UTC
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