Chris2J

Chris2J

Lives in South Africa Somerset West, South Africa
Works as a Senior Business Consultant / Statistician
Joined on Apr 24, 2004
About me:

I'm a believer.

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On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (801 comments in total)
In reply to:

steelhead3: DR is suspect as Nikon says it is confidential in this leaked document
http://nikonrumors.com/2016/01/08/nikon-d500-specifications-and-features-explained-confidential-nikon-internal-document.aspx/

Let's wait for the reviews :-).

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2016 at 19:06 UTC
On photo 500mm flowers in the Artistic Lens Compression challenge (1 comment in total)

Wondeful, artistic, a painting!

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2015 at 19:55 UTC as 1st comment
In reply to:

b craw: As an academic (that declaration made with full awareness that many currently view academia with suspicion), I once again feel compelled to state that 'prizes' such as this rarely present the most important work(s) of their time. By most important, I mean that work which ultimately will shake out, via more rigorous dialog, as critical in moving art or specific art media forward - the avant-garde, if you will. These contests more often serve to reinforce curatorial trends, which all-to-often (re)present a pale echo of a more vital edge of dialog. Although I am not indicting Stewart's work specifically, I am seeing conceptualism and Postmodernism rebranded and deployed (for lack of a better way to describe it) in a rather anemic form in many of these quasi-art contexts. And, in the same way that the Grammy's really don't capture the most important music of any given year, these contests usually serve as analogous in terms of the thinness of their perception.

I do agree. I looked at this image and thought: "So what?".

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 18:28 UTC
On article Adobe announces final Camera Raw update for CS6 owners (470 comments in total)

I have just purchased Adobe CS6 when the cloud solution was announced. I purchased CS6 in order to NOT use an illegal version. It was a substantial investment to me. Then Adobe decided to move to the subscription model and I can certainly not afford it. Going into retirement shortly, I hope to make one final upgrade in camera and it may just be that it is then not supported.

But I believe this policy of Adobe really sucks.

Thank you (NOT) for such customer support.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 20:44 UTC as 34th comment
On article Ghost Town: Shooting in Kolmanskop (71 comments in total)

Excellent interpretation of Kolmanskop. My wife and I were there last year and I looked forward to this very much. But somehow, I did not get close to finding these kind of views. Having had a set daily programme, we did not have the luxury of choosing the right time of day, and had limited time - sure, this is part of what distinguishes a winning photo AND a professional photographer. But still, I am envious :-).

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2014 at 17:25 UTC as 9th comment
On article Fast and full-frame: Nikon announces 24MP Nikon D750 (406 comments in total)

I want to upgrade from my D300 (keeping the D300 if possible, of course) to 24Mp FF, slightly better high ISO capability and built-in WiFi. As soon as I have the money, I see no reason not to get the D750.

It is amazing to see how many people on these blogs are just never satisfied with Nikon - as if they always get their requirements met by all other providers. And know much better than Nikon. I think this camera will fly off the shelves.

I normally give it a year before I buy. I have progressed from 3MP (Fuji S602) to 6Mp (D70) to 12MP (D300), so the D750 as a next step (to 24Mp) makes sense :-).

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 19:50 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On article Beyond the ordinary: Tim Dodd's Everyday Astronaut (102 comments in total)

To me: a stupid exercise.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2014 at 19:01 UTC as 36th comment | 9 replies
On article Q&A with Lytro's CEO and founder on the Illum (24 comments in total)

Although the jury is still out on how it will perform, I think the external design is really new, excellent and not copying anything previously seen. I like it. So let us see an independent review ...

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 16:59 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
On article Battle of the Wi-Fi Cards: Eye-Fi vs. Transcend (183 comments in total)
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Chris2J: I would still like a CF Eye-Fi card :-). The fact that this is still not available, indicates that this is technically not possible - however, I do not understand why. Furthermore, I do not understand why nobody has developed an SD-CF adaptor that will facilitate Eye-Fi SD card usage, so you do not have to butcher the adaptor to not block the WiFi signal - even an adaptor that will somehow boost WiFi transmission. The WiFi solution offered by Nikon is just too expensive.

Akeem, I cannot see from the (German) URL that you provided, whether this adaptor supports RAW transfer. Would you know?
Thanks,
Chris

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 18:24 UTC
On article Battle of the Wi-Fi Cards: Eye-Fi vs. Transcend (183 comments in total)
In reply to:

Chris2J: I would still like a CF Eye-Fi card :-). The fact that this is still not available, indicates that this is technically not possible - however, I do not understand why. Furthermore, I do not understand why nobody has developed an SD-CF adaptor that will facilitate Eye-Fi SD card usage, so you do not have to butcher the adaptor to not block the WiFi signal - even an adaptor that will somehow boost WiFi transmission. The WiFi solution offered by Nikon is just too expensive.

Akeem, I cannot see from the (German) URL that you provided, whether this adaptor supports RAW transfer. Would you know?
Thanks,
Chris

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 18:15 UTC
On article Battle of the Wi-Fi Cards: Eye-Fi vs. Transcend (183 comments in total)

I would still like a CF Eye-Fi card :-). The fact that this is still not available, indicates that this is technically not possible - however, I do not understand why. Furthermore, I do not understand why nobody has developed an SD-CF adaptor that will facilitate Eye-Fi SD card usage, so you do not have to butcher the adaptor to not block the WiFi signal - even an adaptor that will somehow boost WiFi transmission. The WiFi solution offered by Nikon is just too expensive.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2013 at 10:51 UTC as 57th comment | 6 replies
On article Adobe releases subscription-only Photoshop CC (397 comments in total)

I have recently bought Photoshop CS6 after much deliberation. I bought it on my budget account over 24 months, as the full price would dent my cashflow. Can I now somehow upgrade to Photoshop CC, or will Adobe let owners of CS6 have a free upgrade for at least 24 months to compensate? If not, this is highly unfair to recent purchasers who still need to get value out of their investment.

Does anybody know?

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2013 at 16:09 UTC as 142nd comment | 3 replies
On article The DSLR Field Camera (180 comments in total)
In reply to:

pbailey4: HDR techniques - please respect the fact that some people (ok it may just be me) see these images as a manipulation to far, compressing the natural lighting range to show detail. Did I just say the king has no clothes?

It all depends on how you apply it ...

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2012 at 06:45 UTC
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teddyilagan: I'm a long time fan of DPR, but recently it starts to irritates me. This post should show us the sample pictures of D600, what annoys me is that it took 5-6 steps before I can actually see the sample pictures.

I think we used different links. It seems the "Samples Gallariy" link at the top of the screen takes you back to the home screen, which is obviously a mistake in the configuration. I clicked on the image of the gallery and it took me directly to it. However, I know how easy one can make such a mistake when you do things in a hurry - although I agree it is not professional to make mistakes - albeit quite human :-).

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 14:34 UTC
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teddyilagan: I'm a long time fan of DPR, but recently it starts to irritates me. This post should show us the sample pictures of D600, what annoys me is that it took 5-6 steps before I can actually see the sample pictures.

Did you also complain to your car's manufacturer that you actually have to leave your house, unlock the car - albeit with the remote - get in and start it, before being able to drive off? I had no issue with the speed of accessinng the photos and actually appreciated the fact that these were posted this soon. Well done, DPREVIEW!

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 04:54 UTC

Surprisingly, sending morse code is still quicker than typing an SMS...

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2012 at 18:53 UTC as 1st comment
On article World Press Photo announces 2012 contest winners (173 comments in total)
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mike kobal: I really wonder if those leaving the most immature and retarded comments would have posted if they had bothered to take a look at the series this photograph is part of. Fascinating to see such lack of humanitarian values and respect expressed by a large number of pixel peepers here on dpreview, a sad day for photography, for sure.

Morons are everywhere ...

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2012 at 19:49 UTC
On photo Ligth in Vulcan Osorno in the The Continents: South America challenge (8 comments in total)
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Kurt Haerting: Hopelessly overdone. Any natural lighting appeal is gone. Dullness the other way round. The reflections on the water are BRIGHTER than the reflected sky! Just one of the no-gos...

I would say: Nicely overdone :-).

I like it.

Regards,

Chris

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2011 at 20:29 UTC
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