Jack Simpson

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

HAVE PurchaseD an IST*Ds and see if my Canon G2 can reach 200,000
shots..(EDIT)...I
don't think so but **EDIT: my Canon G2 did not reach 200K ..it was kind of halted at
about 86K when I got my IST*Ds (in Dec 2004) which went on to about 88K when it
got replaced by my 2nd K200D in Mar 09 :D. Got a Pentax K-r in Dec 2010 and a Pentax Q (w/ Prime and FishEye) in Sept 2011 :) and added the O2 (Wide Angle Zoom) and O6 (Tele Zoom) to the Q, as well as, adding a Ricoh GR IV this past May 31, 2013 and, after thrashing my Q and 06 lens, I know have a Q7 and another 06 lens :D

***** MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS:

jack_simpson@mac.com

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On photo Film in the An A to Z of Subjects- Week 6, F challenge (2 comments in total)

Brilliant :D

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2016 at 03:23 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Montreal Downtown Dec 2015 5454 DP in the Downtown challenge (1 comment in total)

Outstanding photo and, IMHO, the winner :)

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2016 at 03:17 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Frigid in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (6 comments in total)

Cracking photo :)

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2016 at 03:10 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On article Small but mighty: hands on with the Panasonic GX85/GX80 (309 comments in total)
In reply to:

beni Wittenberg: Very nice BUT
The pictures of the Panasonic are Misleading. they were taken
with a Sony A7.

I myself owned a LX7 that was Defective from the 10'st. shot.
Panasonic made a fool of me. and demanded funds for repair.

Me thinks, Raist3d, Mr. Wittenberg is a figment of his own imagination ;)

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 00:55 UTC
On photo fog in the Your City - Dark and Gloomy challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

thejohnnerparty: Scary - good.

Thanks TJP :)

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 04:32 UTC

Slow news week ;)

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2016 at 03:51 UTC as 33rd comment
On article Got Reach? Tamron SP 150-600mm F5-6.3 G2 sample gallery (102 comments in total)

I liked the shot of the people walking down the sidewalk and, i'm guessing, to show some compression :) However, a few too many pics of the Bellevue building. I was mentioning this lens to a customer this afternoon in comparison to the Sigma's duo …will have check the Tamron out a bit further :)

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2016 at 03:54 UTC as 13th comment
In reply to:

John Bean (UK): "the cathode (positive) and anode (negative) electrodes"

Hmm, positive electrons ;-)

Hi John ….. tis been a long time :)

Cheers and hope all is well :D

jack

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 16:01 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2178 comments in total)
In reply to:

Jack Simpson: *** Not so good for
Those professionals who need to be able to depend absolutely on the autofocus system. *** Perhaps, for those are shooting NHL, CFL, NFL games for daily papers and, one limit, maybe the longest 2.8 zoom being to 140mm :)

@ Rishi …. 23/2, 35/2 and 50/2 …. slower lenses, but, faster focussing and tracking . As well, the 50/2 or, even the 90/2 would be great for shooting goalmouth action from the side ice level seating between the goaline and blue line :)

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 20:25 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2178 comments in total)

*** Not so good for
Those professionals who need to be able to depend absolutely on the autofocus system. *** Perhaps, for those are shooting NHL, CFL, NFL games for daily papers and, one limit, maybe the longest 2.8 zoom being to 140mm :)

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 18:09 UTC as 85th comment | 5 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS D30 (135 comments in total)

A nice read, Barney, and I know a certain fellow in the AP Forums, El Sid, who still champions the D30 :) I sold one to a mate of mine, a photojournalist at the time, based out of Toronto who loved his D30 :) …………… except when it came to shooting hockey ;)

Cheers,

Jack Simpson

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 04:05 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
On article Photokina 2016: Nikon stand report video (76 comments in total)
In reply to:

WalkerC: Is anything likely to be announced about a successor to the 2-year old Nikon Coolpix P900? Maybe not high priority at Photokina; but could it be announced in remaining 3 days?

Yep, I was quite amazed when I received mine in Mid May 2015, although, I didn't realise how amazed I should have been until a few weeks later whilst skimming through the Nikon Coolpix forums :o

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 22:27 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Nikon stand report video (76 comments in total)
In reply to:

WalkerC: Is anything likely to be announced about a successor to the 2-year old Nikon Coolpix P900? Maybe not high priority at Photokina; but could it be announced in remaining 3 days?

I suspect, WalkerC, that the announcement of the larger sensor, albeit smaller zoom range 24-600, camera is, IMHO, Nikon's answer :) Now, if they added a constant aperture, say f5.6 or f/4, that would be nifty :)

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 21:48 UTC
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Jack Simpson: Where is number 11?

Woooo Hooooo ….. I saw it, as well and I was sipping coffee as I looked at it :D

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 22:10 UTC
In reply to:

Jack Simpson: Where is number 11?

Obviously, Rev32, no one at DPR has a skilled eyes as ourselves :o ….. ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 22:02 UTC

Where is number 11?

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2016 at 08:22 UTC as 11th comment | 4 replies

One of the easiest film cameras to sell, along with the Pentax Espio WR90, when I started my photo retail career way back in July of 1992 :o

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 18:41 UTC as 88th comment
On article 19 tips for better live music photography (109 comments in total)

#20 ….. is a great one, Dan :) It's always been good for me in the past 30 years of shooting concerts, sports and, some, news/spot news events :)

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2016 at 03:56 UTC as 30th comment

Sounds a lot like Ed Ou's kit, except he has the 50/1.4 and, in lieu, of the 135/2, he has to have a 70-200/2.8

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2016 at 17:30 UTC as 8th comment

If you haven't seen the documentary on Bill Cunningham -- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1621444/ -- do your best to watch it :) A great guy, neat photographer and a loss :(

Jack

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 18:25 UTC as 11th comment
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