Jack Simpson

Lives in Canada Vancouver, Canada
Works as a Flogger of Photographic gear & FreeLance PJ
Joined on Feb 18, 2004
About me:

***** MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS:

jack_simpson@mac.com

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Jack Simpson: Wooooo Hoooooo .... so, I could turn my (normally) boring Tele Takumar 400/5.6 into a Yowzers 2200/3.72 lens and have another reason to bring me Pentax Q7 back to life :)

I know and, I tried it with my PhotoSniper and, wow, tough to handhold ..and difficult with a big manfrotto monopod :o

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2017 at 17:38 UTC
On article Shooting with a used DSLR kit that cost me just $80 (254 comments in total)

Very cool, Micael and, yep, if one shoots properly there isn't any reason why one couldn't shoot with the Canon D30 or, heck, on occasion, I still pull out my Canon G2 and, if I could get it working, bring back out my 6mp Pentax IST*Ds :).

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2017 at 15:18 UTC as 121st comment

Wooooo Hoooooo .... so, I could turn my (normally) boring Tele Takumar 400/5.6 into a Yowzers 2200/3.72 lens and have another reason to bring me Pentax Q7 back to life :)

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2017 at 01:28 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
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justmeMN: Meeting people in real life? Do people still do that? That's what texting is for.

:D

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 17:42 UTC
On photo Portage La Prairie in the Your City - Railway/Train station (B&W) challenge (1 comment in total)

I should say that I "used" to live in Portage La Prairie way back in 1961 - 1966

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 21:59 UTC as 1st comment
On article Ten ways to shake 'photographer's block' for good (90 comments in total)

#7 .... D'uh ....or is that just me? ;)

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 15:16 UTC as 53rd comment
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Jack Simpson: I like what Fred Herzog said, when asked what makes a good/great photo? "That's easy, a good/great subject." :D

only if they shoot boring subjects, OC ;)

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2017 at 23:53 UTC

I like what Fred Herzog said, when asked what makes a good/great photo? "That's easy, a good/great subject." :D

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2017 at 17:05 UTC as 54th comment | 2 replies
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Jack Simpson: This git's got way too much dosh to blow and even more time on his hands

Fingers crossed, zos ;)

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2017 at 03:07 UTC

This git's got way too much dosh to blow and even more time on his hands

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 01:45 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
On article Domke F-803 and F-5XB review (73 comments in total)

One more plus for F-5XB :)

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 23:11 UTC as 6th comment
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Jack Simpson: @ Richard Butler, from a retailers standpoint, in downtown Vancouver, BC, I'm constantly amazed at how many people, either, forget their charger and/or battery at home -- usually plugged in ;) -- or, how many people come with just a battery -- usually thinking that because whilst at home, they only charge up their camera battery every couple of weeks and not thinking that, weather permitting of course ;) they might take more photos in the first day of their holiday than they might do at home for a few months :o. Having said that, most camera shops (here) have learned to carry a number of batteries and chargers of (almost) all vintages :D Cheers and a cracking selection of photos, BTW :).

You are, indeed, a very wise person, Impulses :)

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 02:55 UTC

@ Richard Butler, from a retailers standpoint, in downtown Vancouver, BC, I'm constantly amazed at how many people, either, forget their charger and/or battery at home -- usually plugged in ;) -- or, how many people come with just a battery -- usually thinking that because whilst at home, they only charge up their camera battery every couple of weeks and not thinking that, weather permitting of course ;) they might take more photos in the first day of their holiday than they might do at home for a few months :o. Having said that, most camera shops (here) have learned to carry a number of batteries and chargers of (almost) all vintages :D Cheers and a cracking selection of photos, BTW :).

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 17:41 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies

I'm guessing, that the people of Zermatt are happy :D

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 23:40 UTC as 22nd comment
On article 2017 Pulitzer Prize winners for photography announced (168 comments in total)
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The Name is Bond: Unhappiness porn. A kind of glorified gossipping.

This kind of intrusion on people's private griefs and agonies shouldn't be published.

Sure, it's sensational and we love to goggle at it, but like gossip it's also wrong.

Ah …. so, i did, Blessingx :) Although, there is some tragedy in (the) Arts and, generally, it is the limited funding ;)

Jack

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 00:33 UTC
On article 2017 Pulitzer Prize winners for photography announced (168 comments in total)
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The Name is Bond: Unhappiness porn. A kind of glorified gossipping.

This kind of intrusion on people's private griefs and agonies shouldn't be published.

Sure, it's sensational and we love to goggle at it, but like gossip it's also wrong.

Indeed, Sean :)

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2017 at 17:13 UTC
On article 2017 Pulitzer Prize winners for photography announced (168 comments in total)
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The Name is Bond: Unhappiness porn. A kind of glorified gossipping.

This kind of intrusion on people's private griefs and agonies shouldn't be published.

Sure, it's sensational and we love to goggle at it, but like gossip it's also wrong.

Tragedy is part of life, BlessingsX ….

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2017 at 16:39 UTC

:D …. brilliant

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 03:39 UTC as 8th comment
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Jack Simpson: I have to ask, again, how many Sigma mount cameras are out there? Not that many, IMHO … https://www.dpreview.com/products/sigma/cameras?subcategoryId=cameras

Jack

I agree, to a point, O_C, but, I'm guessing, they would/should sell as many of this new 100-400 lens, in say, perhaps, a Pentax mount as they would in the Sigma mount. :)

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 03:38 UTC

I have to ask, again, how many Sigma mount cameras are out there? Not that many, IMHO … https://www.dpreview.com/products/sigma/cameras?subcategoryId=cameras

Jack

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 15:39 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
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