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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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 (665 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 (665 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 (665 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 (151 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 7th 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 102nd 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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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 198th 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
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