RobG67

RobG67

Joined on Mar 21, 2011

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On article Lightstrap is a ring flash for your iPhone (9 comments in total)

dpreview. It's become so... pointless.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2013 at 22:26 UTC as 4th comment
On article Nikon AW1 First Impressions Review (590 comments in total)
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RobG67: This is not a Nikonos. Not even close. I have a V1, and it's a great little camera and a useful adjunct to my D700s, but daring to compare this half-hearted attempt at an underwater camera to a Nikonos is tantamount to heresy. Wash your mouth out with silicone grease, you silly person, you.

Yep, slide film was notorious for being low in exposure range. But we managed, regardless. And yes, us old Nikonos shooters used flash almost every time. :) (Although I could never afford a Nikonos, not even a salt-worn III - I had to make do with a Sea&Sea. But the thought was there. :) )

I'm sure the camera will be a bucketload of fun for snorkelling and jet-skiiing and such, but a Nikonos it ain't. Not even close. I'm not saying that the camera won't be good (within its limitations), I'm saying that DPR invoking the Nikonos myth burdens it with a heritage and expectation that it cannot live up to, which, I think, does the AW1 a great dis-service, before it even gets a chance to display what talents it may have. And I really hope that Nikon don't make the same mistake, as that will kill the whole concept before it even gets going.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 11:34 UTC
On article Nikon AW1 First Impressions Review (590 comments in total)

This is not a Nikonos. Not even close. I have a V1, and it's a great little camera and a useful adjunct to my D700s, but daring to compare this half-hearted attempt at an underwater camera to a Nikonos is tantamount to heresy. Wash your mouth out with silicone grease, you silly person, you.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 10:46 UTC as 133rd comment | 3 replies
On article Exposure: Tony Majka captures bankrupt Detroit (23 comments in total)

Yuk, Instagross.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 08:01 UTC as 4th comment
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graybalanced: Way too much hate in this thread for a company that is single-handedly keeping Polaroid photography alive.

Stop being logical. This is about /art/, don'tcha know?

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 08:00 UTC

YAY!!!.

No, I don't think so...

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2013 at 08:54 UTC as 45th comment

What got me was the 'range-finder style' tag. Eh? Last time I looked, rf cameras had little windows on the front of them, for the RANGEFINDER...

Honestly, it looks like a cheap modern copy of almost any of the cheap cameras that were produced in Germany after WW2... sort of reminds me of my Dad's old Braun Paxette. Which, incidentally, actually IS a rangefinder.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 07:37 UTC as 53rd comment
On article 50 lessons learned about mobile photography (74 comments in total)

#1. Don't. Just don't.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2013 at 00:19 UTC as 12th comment

Has Sony managed another unpaid product placement ad in an over-visited website?

Too right they have.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2013 at 00:18 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply

"The grain, the contrast and the tone would make Robert Capa very happy in photographer heaven," Hernandez said.

Yeah right. I doubt that, very much.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2013 at 00:11 UTC as 6th comment
On article Smartphone film scanner transfers negatives to mobile (16 comments in total)

What about us old fossils that still shoot 120? No love for us at all. :)

(yeah, I know - 120 copied by a mobile phone camera really IS a waste of film...)

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2013 at 13:11 UTC as 8th comment

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAhahahaha...

How sad is this, firstly that Hasselblad would conceive it, and secondly that it's considered 'news'.

What a joke.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 05:08 UTC as 133rd comment
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(unknown member): These are all welcome changes, particularly the improvements to the Healing Brush and the addition of radial gradients.

If the upgrade is US$99, then I guess I'll be asked to pay AU$150 or AU$200 so that Adobe can provide me with their "bespoke customer experience". This is what they called it at the recent federal senate enquiry, we consumers simply know it as the Australia Tax. Will have to keep my eye out for specials, or work out how to implement the 'VPN workaround' recommended by Choice.

Amen Barty. I'm so sick of being ripped off by every damn player in the photographic field here.

I considered buying PS, but at over $1000, Adobe can stick it where the sun don't shine. Even LR4 at $187 for the full d/l is criminal. I'm considering it, because NX2 is dead in the water, but it's hard to justify when the US version is $149.

OK, rant over. There's no point anyway, is there...

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2013 at 13:47 UTC
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