jaygeephoto

jaygeephoto

Joined on Sep 4, 2011

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JIMIX PHOTO: On a more serious note though, this clearly shows us what today's world is all about: marketing, hype, brand, re-brand and ultimately - as usual - money, and all that powered by sheer greed. Ever wandered about the origins of the financial crisis? The numerous wars, terrorism, hunger, unemployment, degrading natural environment, arms race, greenhouse effect, pollution justified by progress, crumbling economies, all nations going bankrupt? Well, it's always been because of greed, and the photo industry is no different in any respect.

Conspicuous consumption and narcissistic excess have always found their place when things have gone to hell.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 23:35 UTC

I guess that's what a head on collision between a camera and a tree looks like.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 23:30 UTC as 54th comment | 1 reply

Finally! Neiman Marcus can now sell cameras unabashedly. I would display it right next to the Beatles White Album and photo of john Lennon's all white room. Ob-La_Di, Ob-La-Da! Or maybe just Oy.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 11:42 UTC as 1st comment
On A GoPro Hero's journey into a dishwasher article (168 comments in total)

Would have been much better with some really dirty dishes in there - some flying food chunks and all.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 20:07 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
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rondhamalam: Bullsh*t !!!
Certified??? big LoL

Certifiable.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 20:01 UTC
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Black Box: Hasselblad is now officially a whore.

But a Swedish one; I hear they're the best.
Volvo's on the skids too; I wonder what they will put their brand on?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 20:00 UTC

Can I have Victor's voice on my message?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 19:54 UTC as 6th comment
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MarcusGR: A very complicated way to obtain a rather miserable result ... connecting a large, horizontal circle of cameras all around an action-scene would have provided a much more interesting result ... OK, it would have been more costly as well. But at least worth the effort !

Hope their professor gave them a decent grade for the effort.

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2014 at 02:56 UTC

Terrific! A truly nauseating perspective here on Earth for a fraction of the cost of actual going into outer space.

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2014 at 02:53 UTC as 29th comment
On Canon USA brings white EOS Rebel SL1 to America article (119 comments in total)

John Lennon would have loved this camera.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 12:53 UTC as 45th comment
On Did Amazon just patent the seamless background setup? article (133 comments in total)

So the method of image or for that matter audio capture/recording is patentable? What a joke! I really had to check the date on my calendar to see that it wasn't April 1st; this story is right up there with some of NPR's April Fool's Day news parodies like exploding maple trees.
Oh gee, was my avatar photographed on a white background? I'll cease and desist!

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2014 at 12:04 UTC as 8th comment
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2307 comments in total)

Panache Bauhaus minimalist, yes. But who wants to shell out that amount of cash for something that's going to be obsolete in 5 years? It's a digital camera.
No doubt it will be the up front window dressing in the Dubai mall camera shop soon enough.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 19:47 UTC as 434th comment
On Ricoh announces medium-format Pentax 645Z article (161 comments in total)
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Jack Simpson: wow, I can just imagine attaching a long 645 lens to my Q7 :o

I have some old view camera lenses here you can have. Along with some cardboard tubes, black spray paint and duct tape may give you similar results.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 15:03 UTC
On Ricoh announces medium-format Pentax 645Z article (161 comments in total)

I need some help understanding the sensor size and lens line up offered: If in fact these lenses are designed to cover the original 6X4.5 cm film area then they would be designed around a larger image circle and therefor be less than optimal? The sensor size seems to be about 73% of the 6X4.5 cm area making the lenses have a comparable magnification factor of about 1.4?
If someone makes an 80mm TS lens for this, I'm all in.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 15:00 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (661 comments in total)
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smafdy: As usual, Pentax offers the highest quality and feature set in a camera format, at a comparably affordable price, and . . .

. . . some people have an immediate sh!t hemorrhage over it.

Everybody knows that it would have been much easier to just make this pocket-sized, with a mount that would accept any lens ever made, a pop-up 72" Octobox w/1600 WS internal flash, red-eye reduction, noise-free ISO 50 - 102400, high speed (2,000 fps) video capture, waterproof to 3,000 meters, and a few more essential features like a screw driver, bottle opener, scissors, a compartment to hold emergency gear (firestarter, fish hook and line, at minimum), and a secret message decoder.

Pentax just can't get it right.

You forgot to mention GPS.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 23:33 UTC
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Monochrom: Remember when no one could believe the price for the RED ONE to be true?
Five years later and you get about the same specs for a quarter of that money.
A shame that the lens you'll need will still cost you at least 10K...

You're referring (I'm assuming) to cine lenses?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 22:52 UTC
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SithTracy: There is a BFH in the shot... is that the tool?

Hammer, vise grips and duct tape - you need anything else?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 01:45 UTC

The Gauss Goose

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 01:42 UTC as 92nd comment
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papa natas: Well, does the name Sally Mann ring a bell?

Yes. First thing I thought of - less stylized here though.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 12:40 UTC
On Camera from NASA's moon missions sold at auction article (110 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: He got himself an expensive movie prop. Ha ha

Probably owns some "original" Salvador Dalis' as well. Next stop on the list, Brooklyn, NY - "Bridge for sale, famous architect, some wear."
Where's the wire viewfinder?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 18:11 UTC
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