Jack Simpson

Lives in Canada Vancouver, Canada
Works as a Flogger of Photographic gear & FreeLance PJ
Joined on Feb 18, 2004
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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 15th comment | 3 replies
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stratplaya: The UK has issued a similar ban. They must know something concerning those countries.

or, Strataplaya, it could be "monkey see, monkey do" ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 18:28 UTC
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Nick Brundle - Photography: UK has also banned electronic devices
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-39343971

Looks like the May-Trump connection is getting tighter :o …

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 18:27 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (764 comments in total)
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jolive3: What about the quality of the digital teleconverter?

Thanks Richard …. looking forward to it :)

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 19:36 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (764 comments in total)
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princecody: I really want this camera but am hesitant because a new Ricoh GR M3 might steal the Fuji thunder 🤔

Whaddya mean "might"? ;) I'm a GR user :)

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 17:20 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (764 comments in total)
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jolive3: What about the quality of the digital teleconverter?

Excellent question, jolive3. I hoping that Mr. Butler will respond.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 17:15 UTC
On article Nine tips to help you win at photography competitions (100 comments in total)
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Peadingle: Make sure that you use a DSLR or Sony A7R2, or you won't be taken seriously.

Not necessarily, I won't a news photogs competition whilst using my Pentax Q and standard lens :o …. :)

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2017 at 02:13 UTC
On article Sigma Announces 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens (154 comments in total)

What I want to know is, where are all the Sigma SA camera's being sold?

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 02:51 UTC as 8th comment
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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 105th 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 (634 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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