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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Jack Simpson: My question is, if not already mentioned, why would you not mount the lens a camera where an adapter was not needed?

Thanks Chris :)

Cheers,

Jack

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 20:25 UTC

My question is, if not already mentioned, why would you not mount the lens a camera where an adapter was not needed?

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 20:06 UTC as 92nd comment | 10 replies
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noflashplease: There's nothing "Nifty" about a 50mm F/2 that costs $450? It's not a true macro lens (although it focus closer than legacy glass) and weather resistance feels like a hollow gimmick when it's released alongside the X-T20, which apparently isn't weather sealed at all?

Hi B_S, Could have been, but, the first time I heard the "nifty fifty" term was later with regards to the "plastic mount" Canon 50/1.8 :) My first camera, a K1000, came with the 50/2 lens and, until, I had other primes, it was my fifty or no pic :o … ;) After having all the other primes, I tried my 50mm and really didn't like it and, when going to digital, I flogged my 35/2, because it would have been the equivalent of the (now) dreaded 50mm :o but, I purchased an FA 50/1.7 because it would close to my (previously) nicked 85/1.8 :) If memory serves, someone traded the lens in and I snagged for quite a bargain -- not sure how much -- and, ironic thing is that I knew I wouldn't be purchasing the DSLR (Pentax IST*Ds) for at least a year :D

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2017 at 03:09 UTC
On article Hands-on with Ricoh's compact Pentax KP (632 comments in total)

I had a quick fiddle with the KP this afternoon at work and I just posted my thoughts about it on AP aka Amateur Photographer …. but, apparently, I used too many letters
so you'll have to use the link below, to see what I said :-O

Read more at http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/forums/threads/had-a-play-with-the-new-pentax-dlsr-kp.131946/#q6vVAPlSxLfE3HKz.99 *****

Cheers,

Jack

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 02:18 UTC as 130th comment
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noflashplease: There's nothing "Nifty" about a 50mm F/2 that costs $450? It's not a true macro lens (although it focus closer than legacy glass) and weather resistance feels like a hollow gimmick when it's released alongside the X-T20, which apparently isn't weather sealed at all?

I think the only 50mm lens I've sold (in 25 yrs of retails) which was "nifty fifty"
was the Canon EF 50/1.8 with the plastic mount and that only started with the Canon (APS) DSLR's and it carried over to the FF Canon DLSR's, as well :) Another term which was used, was the "plastic fantastic" :)

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 04:06 UTC
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noflashplease: There's nothing "Nifty" about a 50mm F/2 that costs $450? It's not a true macro lens (although it focus closer than legacy glass) and weather resistance feels like a hollow gimmick when it's released alongside the X-T20, which apparently isn't weather sealed at all?

IMHO, steveo, a fifty mill is a fifty mill regardless of
what it's going on :D

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 17:44 UTC
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noflashplease: There's nothing "Nifty" about a 50mm F/2 that costs $450? It's not a true macro lens (although it focus closer than legacy glass) and weather resistance feels like a hollow gimmick when it's released alongside the X-T20, which apparently isn't weather sealed at all?

@ stevo23 …. Miss/Ms/Mr. noflashplease has no gear and no photo, so, he/she doesn't take photos, so, it don't really matter :)

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 03:55 UTC
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Jack Simpson: "Back in 2006, when my old editor insisted I tone down that review, I doubt that he was under any pressure from Leica for a positive write up" … AP and DD (?) ;)

A good read and, IMO, a balanced review, Mr. Britton, and a skookum "rock shot" :D

GCW?

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 03:28 UTC

"Back in 2006, when my old editor insisted I tone down that review, I doubt that he was under any pressure from Leica for a positive write up" … AP and DD (?) ;)

A good read and, IMO, a balanced review, Mr. Britton, and a skookum "rock shot" :D

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 20:28 UTC as 192nd comment | 2 replies
On article Leica announces M10 with new sensor, slimmer design (113 comments in total)

Well some people (and their bankers) will be happy :)

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 20:18 UTC as 27th comment
On photo Bad Santa in the annual bad Santa photo challenge challenge (1 comment in total)

:D

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 01:21 UTC as 1st comment

Not a camera for me, personally, but there is enough people out there who will love and purchase this camera and, even more, if priced properly :)

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2017 at 19:49 UTC as 10th comment
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 (306 comments in total)
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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)
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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
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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
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