lester11

lester11

Lives in United Kingdom Southampton, United Kingdom
Works as a Lecturer (Computing)
Joined on Jun 27, 2009

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mdava: I'm never going to buy a Leica, but I'm posting to award you 10 out of 10 for the comment:

"This was especially true for anyone with soft, delicate, un-calloused hands that have never seen an honest day's work. Like mine.

Well - good news, fellow arts graduates. "

Hi Barney, yes, 10 out of 10, spot-on tone. But what happened to Barnaby, he sounded kinda cool (smile)...!

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 17:40 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Minolta DiMAGE X (134 comments in total)
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Edgar_in_Indy: The "DiMAGE" name has to be one of the most poorly conceived names for a camera line I've ever seen. When I read it, it makes me think of both "damage" and "dim image"...neither term particularly positive.

At least it can be pronounced though, unlike *ist, which was a name Pentax used for one of its DSLR's back in the day.

I guess you have to say it right -- dee - image... "The" image, "Digital" image...

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 12:39 UTC

Ah, what is a "full-size model" of the ISS, please (smile)?!?

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 11:39 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
On article This camera is made of 32,000 drinking straws (177 comments in total)

An interesting lens, certainly, but not what we currently understand by a "camera"....

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 09:56 UTC as 72nd comment | 1 reply

Not yet fully available on the UK Manfrotto site, just 77 mm and 82 mm. Can buy from the USA Xume.com site which quotes Manfrotto as the distributor.... Manfrotto UK pricing looking quite attractive.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 21:05 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
On article Pinnacle Prime: Olympus ED 25mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (200 comments in total)
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lester11: Snap #1 sells me the lens -- and up to now I've always said you'll have prise the mft PL 25/1.4 from my cold dead hands. But 19 elements? What other lens on the planet has 19 elements in a body shorter than 5 inches?!?

Seriously ... the Sigma 150-600/5.6 S has 24 elements and the Canon 100-400/4.5 gets by with 21 elements. High-end telephoto zooms, got it. But the Sigma 50/1.4 Art has 13 elements, while the (older but) fabled Canon 50/1.2 L has a mere 8 elements. Heck, the Zeiss Otus 55/1.4 has 13 ("the best prime in the world", Zeiss words, not mine) What other 50 equiv. prime on the planet has 19 elements, please?

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 09:43 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (654 comments in total)

Photo #2 shows a new hot-shoe contact point (new on the E-M1, that is; it's there on the EM-5 II). Anyone know what that might support that's new? The FL-600R doesn't have a pin for it (while the FL-LM3 does)...

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 21:19 UTC as 54th comment | 4 replies
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (654 comments in total)
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lester11: Current E-M1 snapper... Now why has Oly reversed the throw of the mode switch (photo 2, 8)? I can flick it with my thumb as well as hit the AEL/AFL button now, but in the II that'll not be possible. Por Que?!?

Sure, I hit the lever by mistake once ... and then never again (smile). Not a compelling reason to reverse it IMHO.

“I have learned from my mistakes, and I am sure I can repeat them exactly” ― Peter Cook

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 20:03 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (654 comments in total)
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Dallas Dahms: I really wish they would have made two versions of this camera, one with the tilting screen (like the Fuji XT-2)for stills photographers and another for the video people with their flip-out screen.

The flip out screen is truly horrible for photography. It gets in the way and makes using an L-plate impossible if you want to articulate the screen. For this reason I won't be looking to upgrade.

Current E-M1 shooter. Looking forward to the II, being able to put the screen where I need it for those macro and portrait shots when it's awkward to get my eye to the finder, and then to flip it out of harm's way otherwise...

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 20:01 UTC
On article Pinnacle Prime: Olympus ED 25mm F1.2 Pro sample gallery (200 comments in total)

Snap #1 sells me the lens -- and up to now I've always said you'll have prise the mft PL 25/1.4 from my cold dead hands. But 19 elements? What other lens on the planet has 19 elements in a body shorter than 5 inches?!?

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 19:51 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (654 comments in total)

Current E-M1 snapper... Now why has Oly reversed the throw of the mode switch (photo 2, 8)? I can flick it with my thumb as well as hit the AEL/AFL button now, but in the II that'll not be possible. Por Que?!?

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 19:34 UTC as 62nd comment | 6 replies
On article Brooks Institute announces closure (132 comments in total)

They could just re-incorporate as a not-for-profit, surely?

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 09:26 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies
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lester11: Seemed to download and install fine, but nothing there for my LightRoom 6.4... The system meets the Nik requirements (Win 8, etc). Any clues, please?

Sorted, thanks!

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 17:51 UTC

Seemed to download and install fine, but nothing there for my LightRoom 6.4... The system meets the Nik requirements (Win 8, etc). Any clues, please?

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 17:27 UTC as 85th comment | 2 replies
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (391 comments in total)

Hi Damien, nicely observed! Particularly like the PEN-F as more the love-child of the Leica lll than anything from '60s Olympus....

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 07:47 UTC as 30th comment
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lester11: Trying to update desktop (not CC) LR 6.3, it seems the Adobe site forces me to subscribe to CC first. Any clues or links, please, on how to update desktop LR 6.3 to 6.4 without becoming a CC subscriber? Many thanks!

Yikes! Update standalone 6.3 to CC 6.4, then uninstall CC and I'm left with an updated standalone 6.4? I'd be frightened of being left with nothing (wry smile)!

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 10:56 UTC

Trying to update desktop (not CC) LR 6.3, it seems the Adobe site forces me to subscribe to CC first. Any clues or links, please, on how to update desktop LR 6.3 to 6.4 without becoming a CC subscriber? Many thanks!

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 08:44 UTC as 26th comment | 6 replies

As ever, whether something is good or bad, worthy or unworthy, depends on context... I have no connection with Marwell, except that I live nearby and visit with friends and the grand-children once or twice a year. I find the place really cares about its animals and really cares about educating its visitors. Give 'em £10? Sure, a worthy donation to a good cause. Let 'em use one of my photos if they think it's any good? Sure, I've seen their stuff and I know they'll use it to promote positive awareness of nature and the environment. Am I wagging my moral finger at anyone? Nah, if I had any reservations I just wouldn't enter. Simple, huh?

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2015 at 15:03 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

So I was one of the top-whack $300 investors. I had a little spare cash at the time, and was attracted to the risk/reward balance. Bought Triggertrap Mobile to get a feel for what I would be dealing with and decided it was a company to back, eyes wide open. It didn't work out, so now I have a $150 credit for existing Triggertrap products. I hang around quite a few young entrepreneurs, and management skills are not high on their resume. I could see the warning lights flick on quite early in their Ada project, but that's because I have wrinkles and grey hair and have worked in high-tech start-ups before. I've invested in three Kickstarters, one delivered, this one didn't, and the game one, well, we're waiting... Heck, I knew what I was doing and I'd back them all again.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 07:38 UTC as 22nd comment

Can you say what tripped the von Karman vortex sheet? Hawaii?

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2014 at 21:10 UTC as 5th comment
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