justinwonnacott

Lives in Canada ontario, Canada
Works as a photographer/teacher
Has a website at http://justinwonnacott.com
Joined on May 30, 2006

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justinwonnacott: Seriously trivial and needles.

Spellcheck fail on a phone eh?

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 20:21 UTC

Seriously trivial and needles.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2017 at 19:07 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies

MeanTimeBeforeFailure .............? pretty short methinks, especially at full height with a - gasp! - four pound DSLR. In any case tripods or support devices that do not come to at least eye level are pretty useless, unless you like "looking up yer nose" portraits.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 22:28 UTC as 21st comment
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Martinka: Small mirrorless, small gorillapod and couple of other small accesories can be put into the lot of jacket, nothing special here. I was expecting something to put my usual kit - 5 lenses and pro DSLR - in :)

Bandh sell vests, ugly, dorky and very practical. Good one will carry a few lenses and a body along with your lunch and you can run with it on. Try that with a courier or shoulder bag.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2017 at 00:40 UTC
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vscd: No Offline working standalone product? No buy. I don't want my pictures in the cloud or paying for the same tool for years...

Yes the UK prices seem pretty bad . . . cheaper here in Canada.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2017 at 00:28 UTC
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vscd: No Offline working standalone product? No buy. I don't want my pictures in the cloud or paying for the same tool for years...

You are not going to get what you want, the train has left the station a long time ago. The subscription model works well and it is cheap. You are able to buy other bitmap editors and DAM tools which , but as you know , they are not integrated well with the industry's standard tools of choice _ adobe _ . I want to use tools that are the lingua franca of the business, widely compatible and state of the art. Lightroom and CC cost.... what three fancy coffees a month? I will pay that.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 20:53 UTC

Junk! No viewfinder. No focusing. A plastic box with a few rollers that you must finish.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2017 at 02:48 UTC as 1st comment

What sort of light and umbrella could this safely hold?

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2017 at 22:03 UTC as 2nd comment

Too short.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2017 at 22:01 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Canon EF 35mm F2 IS USM gallery (152 comments in total)

I have used this lens a lot, typically between f4 to f8 and wide open only occaisionally. The performance has been wonderful on the whole, really sharp and very little distortion, very low CA. On a tripod the results are really good. Out of focus highlight rendering ( bokeh? Such a dumb word....) is what I expect for a moderate wide angle lens and is not something That particularly matters to me as I am nearly always stopped down. Ditto for the vignetting which becomes a non issue when stopped down and corrected in software. I compared this lens (when I bought it) to the f1.4 l version and I believed at the time this lens outperformed it and at a lower price size and weight. Great little bit of glass in my opinion.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 00:53 UTC as 9th comment
On article Elliott Erwitt's lost photos of Pittsburgh (17 comments in total)
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Arca45Swiss: As far as I'm concerned he's still an unknown. Never heard of him

hey!... life is good!

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 21:38 UTC
On article Elliott Erwitt's lost photos of Pittsburgh (17 comments in total)
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Arca45Swiss: As far as I'm concerned he's still an unknown. Never heard of him

Do a little basic research.... Erwitt has a solid place in photographic history as a photojournalist and as a humanist with a camera. He was invited by Cornell Capa to join the Magnum agency, which you may have heard of? His street work is extraordinary and original in its point of view.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 17:23 UTC
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Souciantmag: Nine out of ten professional photographers use Macs for editing and processing. This had been the case for over two decades. Apple has made some mistakes with their ports recently but that's not a platform switch incentive. Windows is still a dog of an OS and most creative pros ignore it because of the menu system and clunky user interface.

This is a bs claim where does this "fact" come from?

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 20:37 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A3 Review (238 comments in total)
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justinwonnacott: I would buy an xapro2 in a moment.
I really wish fuji would put this sensor into the xpro2 or the xt2. The xa series seems to be an intentionally crippled camera that will never grow up and become competitive with their flagship stuff.

Just to be clear about what I was trying to say. I would like to be able to purchase an xpro2 without an x trans sensor. I think it is unfortunate that the bayer sensor fuji uses in the xa2 is only available in their low end apsc camera. The bayer sensor in the xa camera performs extremely well.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 19:14 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A3 Review (238 comments in total)

I would buy an xapro2 in a moment.
I really wish fuji would put this sensor into the xpro2 or the xt2. The xa series seems to be an intentionally crippled camera that will never grow up and become competitive with their flagship stuff.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 22:13 UTC as 49th comment | 4 replies

A risky solution with little or no hope of recovery from a bad crash. Really slow , especially when more than half full. Bought one and will never buy another or use another - even if it was given to me for free.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 18:52 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies

If this succeeds , and I think it will for cheap catalogue work . It just shows.....how much "fashion photography" is stereotyped dreck supplied by uncreative lowball shooters. Gotta up the game because a robot is going to steal all the mcjobs whih is not necessarily a bad thing.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 00:37 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
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justinwonnacott: As much as I dislike pie in the sky crowdfunding vapour ware this one does not look too scammy. The same company announced on petapixel that everyone who has paid in advance will get all their money back. There are a fair number of drone manufacturers chasing customers, surely the drone market is only a tiny fraction of the photography retail landscape, i am not surprised investors were hard to find for the niche lilly was trying to compete in. Too late to the party and not a lot of people at the party either.

Whoa.... New reports do suggest really dishonest practices....

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2017 at 20:45 UTC

As much as I dislike pie in the sky crowdfunding vapour ware this one does not look too scammy. The same company announced on petapixel that everyone who has paid in advance will get all their money back. There are a fair number of drone manufacturers chasing customers, surely the drone market is only a tiny fraction of the photography retail landscape, i am not surprised investors were hard to find for the niche lilly was trying to compete in. Too late to the party and not a lot of people at the party either.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2017 at 20:49 UTC as 44th comment | 2 replies
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Boss of Sony: Will you be comparing the IQ of the graphite version to the black body? How about a whole new review?

I heard the black one overheats and raises the noise level at long exposures......ya think?

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2017 at 00:46 UTC
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