gbdz

gbdz

Lives in Reunion Etang Salé Les Bains, Reunion
Works as a silencer
Joined on Mar 11, 2014

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brainkick: This from a government that wants mandatory backdoors in all encryption.

Of course, this is two major players waging economical war.
"Somebody" has been lobbying against Huawei, maybe someone from Cupertino...

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2018 at 10:40 UTC
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waltew16: This is not fear mongering. After a year in China my Samsung phone had problems accessing certain sites, and that was back home, outside of the firewall. It installed code on my phone that stayed there for a long time. Now imagine a phone built in China, for the Chinese market. You DO NOT want to buy that phone. Don't even bring your western phone if you go on vacation there. Even better, don't even go there. Most landmarks are covered in smog anyway, so nothing to see, I've been there.

No. You do not want to buy a Chinese phone with Chinese specs. It will not run as you'd want it to in the West. The Xiaomi I bought in France works like a charm.
Having seen the Huawei tablet line-up in Guangzhou it is pretty sure that there will be a surge in Android sales when they hit the market, wherever that may happen. The value is correct.
Western companies are taking advantage of our ignorance, suspicion and sheer stupidity while they still can. The wave from the New China will hit them hard.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2018 at 10:38 UTC
On article Huawei Mate 10 Pro camera review (163 comments in total)
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Sirandar: One of my Asian friends bought a Huawei from China .....

The way the software is configured it is completely useless and is about 1/100 as functional as my stock Canadian LG V20.

I had her phone because she was told by her IT friend at a work that she couldn't even install Google Play Store on it (they tried and failed). Imagine a phone so crippled that you cannot even install the play store on it.

Because I know all sorts of crafty tricks I got Play Store on it, but the phone is still a horrid bloated crippled POS.

I don't know if North American Huawei products are so crippled and bloated .... I would guess not on the surface at least.

If you go to China and want to buy Huawei phones cheap you better make sure you can root it first. It would be interesting to know how much the Chinese government has invested to make sure you can't root ....ie locked boot loader....

The camera is pretty nice on it though

I was looking at Huawei stuff in a Huawei shop while in Guangzhou.
The salesperson thought it was not a good idea to buy a Huawei in China as it might not have the functions we in West are used to take for granted.
He knew what he was talking about.
Perfect English, by the way.
Watch out for those guys. They are getting dangerously good.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 17:11 UTC

Heh, I have Salgado, Penn, and HCB on my living room table.
My conclusion is that some people are born with a gift of seeing that no amount of learning can replace.
It is easy to spot the diagonals and hot spots on somebody else's pictures but totally another thing to try and see them while you are in the situation yourself.
Then again (or "having said that") photography has taught me to see in a way that gives me great pleasure. Like fumbling with a bass guitar has taught me to listen to the bass lines.
Doing is the best way to learn.
BTW a great set of pictures.
</joke>I wonder what settings he is using. </end joke>

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2018 at 19:15 UTC as 12th comment | 7 replies
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LadislavCZ: This is just plain politics.

What about huge part of all carrier networks in USA are already running on Huawei hardware which has more direct access to inner carrier infrastructure. Phones are concerns and the network not. Weird...and clearly shows the real true behind it.

And if someone raise a point that the hardware might be inspected and is something different....it could be done same for every phone before launched in the market.

Thanks, Sam808. I will try it tomorrow when I get back home.
The picture quality really was the only issue that kept me from using the Xiaomi as my main machine.

To LadislavCZ: I bought the Xiaomi for a backup while my s7 got repaired.
I lived with it two weeks. No complaints, whatsoever. The Samsung camera is something else, though. I sold my mirrorless.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2018 at 06:57 UTC
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Dirk Nuary: Google was also spying you more deeply

Google nad MIcrosoft...but who to turn to?
Apple? You Must Be Joking!
We have the 1984 now whether we want it or not and only thing that can save us is incompetence.

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 09:15 UTC
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LadislavCZ: This is just plain politics.

What about huge part of all carrier networks in USA are already running on Huawei hardware which has more direct access to inner carrier infrastructure. Phones are concerns and the network not. Weird...and clearly shows the real true behind it.

And if someone raise a point that the hardware might be inspected and is something different....it could be done same for every phone before launched in the market.

Xiaomi is a nice little thing, light and fast, lots of capacity. Only the camera is so bad that I cannot use it for my daily purposes...I have to copy text and the corners cannot be read. Other than that, what a nice machine!

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2018 at 09:13 UTC

Having had crises of hypertension with the A6000 I finally got rid of it and bought an EOS80D. Of course, I have to admit that the Sony has more latitude and longitude and menus and buttons and everything that toxic masculinity makes us poor guys want.
I like the EOS80D...it is made for taking pictures.
Maybe it is not the pixel-peepers top favorite but the focusing is accurate, colors turn out like I like them and even the battery is the same as on my 5D3.
I did my best for over a year to get to be friends with the Sony, but our relationship did not work. I am from Mars and Sony Ur Anus.
I guess there is a reason why there are different brands of cameras and not just one.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2018 at 18:04 UTC as 8th comment
On article Have your say: Best prime lens of 2017 (60 comments in total)

I also bought a prime lens in 2017, a 24mm EF-S STM.
For me, it was the best prime available.
So happy!

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2018 at 09:16 UTC as 4th comment
On article A letter from the Publisher (332 comments in total)

DPReview and Ken Rockwell cover about everything a person needs to know about what is going on in Pixelworld. Canonrumors people are too serious about themselves mostly. On Youtube Kai and the Northrups are worth watching.
I would not buy anything without first consulting DPReview.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2018 at 09:12 UTC as 42nd comment
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (737 comments in total)

I bought the 80D as it uses the same batteries and lenses as my 5D3. I got the flat 24mm f/2.8 and the new Sigma Zoom 17-300mm which seemed like the single lens solution for my travels. Time will tell.
My experience is positive.
I have shot with my "L" lenses and it is impossible to tell which picture comes from the 5D3 and which one from the 80D without the info panel. this is on the laptop screen only, thus far.
The touch focusing and the tap shooting is very nice and inconspicuous.
I have not tested the accuracy with a wide open f/1.2 yet. The Sigma 30mm f/1.4 seems to hit it once narrowed to 2.8.
One can clearly feel the progress between the philosophies of the 5D3 and the 80D.
You are "for real" with the 5D3 while the 80D seems more like playing a game.
Which is all about the "shooting experience" and has nothing to do with the pictures you get.
In short, I feel I made a good deal, especially as the salesman in HongKong made me a price I could not turn down.
So far, very happy.

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2017 at 10:06 UTC as 19th comment

This sounds very good. When I hesitated between the old Surface and a MBP15 two professionals warned me about the Windows OS usability. So I got not only one but two new (almost, from second hand site) MBPs.
My son in law got a Surface and he is all excited about it. Happy for him.
My worry materialized here:https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2017/8/10/16125294/microsoft-surface-consumer-reports-hardware-freezing-shutdowns-problems

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2017 at 08:20 UTC as 11th comment

I managed to sell my ocean-dipped 5D3 for 200 euros to a person who accepted the risk of losing all functions anytime. Win-win.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2017 at 11:16 UTC as 14th comment
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gbdz: No that this has been advertised it is only a matter of time when Jihadists start making mess around major airports.

To Tommi K1: I did not think there would be anyone as childishly ignorant as to think that Jihad was a reaction to the US politics. If you'd read any books on the subject, you'd learn that Jihad had been going on for half a millennium already before the Founding Fathers did their stunt. Do you think that the Caliphate traded the North Africa, Asia and southern Europe to chewing gum and nylon stockings?
No, the strategy was to use ferocious swordsmen and promise them a place in Paradise if they die waging Jihad...and if they survive, they get to keep the booty, women and slaves and everything.
This is the strategy that the Salafists are applying today to the sexually frustrated underachievers that the third world is full of.
No, we do not need JIhadists but the Caliphate does.
And I do agree that the US foreign policy has been very, very stupid.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2017 at 13:35 UTC

No that this has been advertised it is only a matter of time when Jihadists start making mess around major airports.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2017 at 09:24 UTC as 25th comment | 10 replies
On article Hands-on with new Canon L-series primes (289 comments in total)
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NickyB66: What does the L stand for on this lens family?

Expensive like L

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 13:02 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (2112 comments in total)
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gbdz: Ok so this is the state of the art.
Now what do you suggest?
Get a D 850 BODY at 3000 dollars, get two zooms total 3000 dollars an the be the happiest raccoon in the world.

This raccoon happens to have an airtight Pelican case full of Canon L glass and a 5DIII body. It must be a coincidence but the D850 and the 5DIV cost exatly the same.

Yeah, I would like to have the best of the best of the best but as it is, I just have to get the best out of what I can afford.

If I had the money, I'd get this Nikon right away, it is beautiful, magnificent and not even expensive!....but no...Canon will do something...I will do something or "maybe the horse will learn to speak"...Canon can, no doubt but but but...what they worry about is the bottom line and that's how they go so big.
Nikon is a part of Mitsubishi...Mitsu don't need them. Nikon dos not like Mitsu..but they like their money. Well? should you buy the D850? Or leave it right there and buy an air ticket andsned post cards?

Heh...I am totally happy with my 5DIII and still crawling up the learning curve.
If only buying another camera body would help my pictures!
PS. Ansel Adams has been dead since 1984. I went to see his pictures in an exhibition a while ago.
Hmmm...it's been quite a while and time is a very cruel judge.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 09:36 UTC
On article Nikon D850 Review (2112 comments in total)

Ok so this is the state of the art.
Now what do you suggest?
Get a D 850 BODY at 3000 dollars, get two zooms total 3000 dollars an the be the happiest raccoon in the world.

This raccoon happens to have an airtight Pelican case full of Canon L glass and a 5DIII body. It must be a coincidence but the D850 and the 5DIV cost exatly the same.

Yeah, I would like to have the best of the best of the best but as it is, I just have to get the best out of what I can afford.

If I had the money, I'd get this Nikon right away, it is beautiful, magnificent and not even expensive!....but no...Canon will do something...I will do something or "maybe the horse will learn to speak"...Canon can, no doubt but but but...what they worry about is the bottom line and that's how they go so big.
Nikon is a part of Mitsubishi...Mitsu don't need them. Nikon dos not like Mitsu..but they like their money. Well? should you buy the D850? Or leave it right there and buy an air ticket andsned post cards?

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2017 at 21:02 UTC as 41st comment | 5 replies
On article Meet the Canon PowerShot G1 X III (327 comments in total)

Looks like finally something for me...but this or the Olympus Tough for travel camera?

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 08:05 UTC as 20th comment

Then let's sit back and wait how it performs on the field before we throw all our Canon stuff in a ravine and start everything al over again.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2017 at 05:52 UTC as 95th comment | 6 replies
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