racketman

Lives in United Kingdom richmond, United Kingdom
Works as a tennis coach
Joined on Mar 17, 2005

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No different to commercial dog walkers having to buy a licence to use council parks, paying to be a potential nuisance.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2017 at 08:12 UTC as 57th comment

Tip of the iceberg in the fashion industry, going to be a lot more stuff coming out.
From The Guardian: Cameron Russell said she believed the Weinstein scandal would be “the beginning of a power shift” for young women in the fashion business. “We are speaking to each other, we are speaking up, we are speaking to lawyers, and we are speaking to well resourced reporters.”

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 19:02 UTC as 44th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon D850 Review (2116 comments in total)

Does the focus stack feature include option of a short stack finalised in camera like the Olympus cameras?

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 15:35 UTC as 165th comment | 1 reply
On article Incredible microscopic close-ups of a peacock feather (110 comments in total)

Nice but not unusual, quite a few macro shooters using microscope objectives and stacking, see plenty of this sort of work on forums.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2017 at 06:24 UTC as 14th comment

I'm surprised NASA have to pay for them , the publicity must be priceless. Tennis players don't pay for their rackets, on the contrary.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 20:49 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply
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Zoron: D900 is a better name than D850

D900 with exciting new features hits the shelves a month after you've finally pulled the trigger on the 850

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2017 at 11:01 UTC
On article Hands-on with Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / EOS 200D (235 comments in total)

apart from high ISO I've been quite happy with my 100D, the articulated screen may get me to trade in. Likewise I may trade in my 6D for the MK2 for the same reason. Low level macro photography being my interest the variable screen is important.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 15:07 UTC as 30th comment | 4 replies
On article Canon EF-S 35mm F2.8 IS STM Macro sample gallery (98 comments in total)

Hope they upgrade the 180mm with IS

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 14:06 UTC as 15th comment

Who do we thank for the MP-E65, unique to Canon.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 18:16 UTC as 18th comment

MP-E65, the reason I've stayed loyal to Canon, might have switched to a Nikon body otherwise.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 21:42 UTC as 71st comment | 1 reply
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Fujica: Mediocre images - but that does not seem to matter if you have made name in the photography world.

All I see are people who feel very uncomfortable.
So feeling uncomfortable make these images art?

All it shows me is that the photographer does not make these people feel at ease. If that's worth 110.000 dollars that's fine with me, but sad for those who were photographed.

No different in fine art.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 08:58 UTC
On article 2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Things (67 comments in total)

No4 for me, very dramatic.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2017 at 18:42 UTC as 9th comment

Guy passing the books up to the first level was fun.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2016 at 07:38 UTC as 6th comment

8 or 10 for me

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2016 at 18:50 UTC as 8th comment
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NeilJones: I'm sorry, this is 2016, remind me again why we want a f5.6-6.3 lens? Please get back to me when you start making these at f2.8-f4

Not all of us have £10k to spend on a lens and yours would probably cost more.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 04:56 UTC
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (340 comments in total)

Fine if you can get that close to the action, most people couldn't afford those seats.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 07:35 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
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Fujica: So semi-pro is only for those cameras that are 35mm sensor format (or larger).

Don't tell that to those hundred of thousands of photographers that earn their money in photography with their Nikon D500 / D300, Fujifilm X-T1, X-Pro2, Canon 6D or 7D MKII, and then there are still many photographers that can earn a living with photography with even less capable cameras.

The presumption that sensor size determines if a camera is 'semi-pro' or that only full frame cameras are used by (semi-)professionals is absolutely ridiculous.

6D is full frame.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 13:00 UTC

Combine the two and You might have a wedding photo I can take an interest in.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2016 at 13:48 UTC as 30th comment | 4 replies

Could do with this feature for macro when taking multiple shots using live view at x5 to ensure accuracy.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 17:51 UTC as 29th comment

Kurt on a macro forum has been using this for a while. He has some interesting photos but it's a bit of a novelty for macro use and even less practical than the MP-E65 which is my staple lens.
4.7mm working distance at 1:1 is really only suitable for large subjects that are unfazed by close approach like Stag beetles and lizards.
Seeing the insect or flower in its environment does make a nice change but personally I'd rather borrow one than buy one, that's talking as a macro photographer who doesn't need a wide angle lens per se.
Compact cameras with their smaller sensors can get similar environment shots.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2016 at 09:14 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
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