Joachim Wulfers

Joachim Wulfers

Lives in Canada Ontario, Canada
Works as a Engineer
Joined on Dec 8, 2009

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Robobonobo: I really love the handling of the a6600. It's compact, feels great in the hand, endlessly customizable and the tracking AF is so well integrated there's no need to fiddle around with focus points on a joystick or touch screen. I wish they'd include a front dial though!

I added a Garitz half-case to my A6600 to provide protection to the camera and support for the pinky finger making handling very comfortable

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2021 at 18:59 UTC
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(unknown member): Now some will think of going to full frame with these little lenses. Nice move from Sony.

wrong post

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2021 at 19:50 UTC
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johnami: Gold?
πŸ˜’.....Reading the review of the Z5 in the French 'RéponsePhoto' magazine doesn't quite give the same results and for various reasons.
Apparently in France, the Z5 is only sold in kit form with the disappointing 24-50mm f4-6.3. zoom for 1900 euros. Eye detection autofocus is not very reactive and the rear tilting screen not very lisable in strong light especially at different angles.
But the sensor's dynamic range is excellent as is image quality.
They give it 3 stars out of 5, not quite gold.
They don't really understand why a FF sensor camera is marketed with such a poor zoom lens.Helps to read various reviews to have a good vision of a product, especially if physical photographic shops are lacking.

Keep in mind that Euro prices include VAT. Not so in the US

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2020 at 17:08 UTC
On photo Rose-breasted Grosbeak in the A big year - birds 2020 challenge (2 comments in total)
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inframan: Love these guys. Great capture.

Thank you inframan

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2020 at 17:41 UTC
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Kiwisnap: lithium ion batteries can already do that....

The Caterpillar branded phones have 44 day standby times!

Standby time is not usage time. As far as I know my iPhone stays charged for at least 2-3 weeks in standby mode.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2020 at 03:59 UTC
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robproctor83: I love how they spent so many millions of dollars on this and then they just stick it on a forklift and load it up in a FedEx vehicle to ship it... Lol

Yea, but there are three managers supervising the unloading

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2019 at 19:47 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 VII Review (992 comments in total)
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ninjaneko: Is the crop factor applied for the aperture ?

No, it's a 9.0 x 72 lens

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2019 at 15:40 UTC
On challenge -Magnificent Pagodas- (in Full Colours Only) (14 comments in total)
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Joachim Wulfers: I had submitted three photos of pagodas in Laos. All three photos were disqualified saying that they were not pagodas. Link to the Pagoda Vat Si Saket in Vientiane (https://www.tripadvisor.ca/ShowUserReviews-g293950-d325294-r246862075-Wat_Si_Saket-Vientiane_Vientiane_Prefecture.html).
The second pagoda from Luang Prabang is described in this link (https://iloveasiatour.com/luang-prabang-pagodas/)
And the third photo I showed was from the interior of the pagoda located on the grounds of the Pha Tat Luang in Vientiane seen in this link:
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Vx-ysOLJB_U/U0hAbDxwDII/AAAAAAAALdQ/4ATsCKdqIM8/s1600/Wat-Thatluang-Neua.JPG
I look forward to receive an explanation by whoever disqualified my photos.
And by the way, many of the shown AND accepted photos show Stupas which are places to house relics and remains of monks. They are NOT pagodas.

I was hoping that this would not degenerate into personal insults. You need to educate yourself and travel in the Buddhist world outside of your little region. Travel to Bangkok or at least google to see the collection of pagodas located on the Royal Palace grounds. And only after that come back to meπŸ‘

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2018 at 16:15 UTC
On challenge -Magnificent Pagodas- (in Full Colours Only) (14 comments in total)
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Joachim Wulfers: I had submitted three photos of pagodas in Laos. All three photos were disqualified saying that they were not pagodas. Link to the Pagoda Vat Si Saket in Vientiane (https://www.tripadvisor.ca/ShowUserReviews-g293950-d325294-r246862075-Wat_Si_Saket-Vientiane_Vientiane_Prefecture.html).
The second pagoda from Luang Prabang is described in this link (https://iloveasiatour.com/luang-prabang-pagodas/)
And the third photo I showed was from the interior of the pagoda located on the grounds of the Pha Tat Luang in Vientiane seen in this link:
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Vx-ysOLJB_U/U0hAbDxwDII/AAAAAAAALdQ/4ATsCKdqIM8/s1600/Wat-Thatluang-Neua.JPG
I look forward to receive an explanation by whoever disqualified my photos.
And by the way, many of the shown AND accepted photos show Stupas which are places to house relics and remains of monks. They are NOT pagodas.

That is OK with me. I go by history and the civilizations who use those structures. On my next trip to Tailand and Laos I will inform my Buddhist Monk friends that unfortunately they do not practice their religion in a Pagoda 😊
For your information here is the link for the Pagodas at the Royal Palace in Bankkok, Thailand. Tell the King of Thailand that he has no pagodas 😒 https://www.google.ca/maps/uv?hl=en&pb=!1s0x30e2990eee7769e5%3A0x343cc1aab522fe88!2m22!2m2!1i80!2i80!3m1!2i20!16m16!1b1!2m2!1m1!1e1!2m2!1m1!1e3!2m2!1m1!1e5!2m2!1m1!1e4!2m2!1m1!1e6!3m1!7e115!4shttps%3A%2F%2Flh5.googleusercontent.com%2Fp%2FAF1QipNgnQeEF_OVXZKpS865S3Nr2C0mS4t9NsGAh4LA%3Dw260-h175-n-k-no!5sPagodas%20in%20the%20Royal%20palace%20in%20Bangkok%20-%20Google%20Search&imagekey=!1e10!2sAF1QipM6P7aBKgj-1QRzfOKlXYRW3asuGH9mvTd35LQU

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2018 at 20:41 UTC
On challenge -Magnificent Pagodas- (in Full Colours Only) (14 comments in total)
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Joachim Wulfers: I had submitted three photos of pagodas in Laos. All three photos were disqualified saying that they were not pagodas. Link to the Pagoda Vat Si Saket in Vientiane (https://www.tripadvisor.ca/ShowUserReviews-g293950-d325294-r246862075-Wat_Si_Saket-Vientiane_Vientiane_Prefecture.html).
The second pagoda from Luang Prabang is described in this link (https://iloveasiatour.com/luang-prabang-pagodas/)
And the third photo I showed was from the interior of the pagoda located on the grounds of the Pha Tat Luang in Vientiane seen in this link:
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Vx-ysOLJB_U/U0hAbDxwDII/AAAAAAAALdQ/4ATsCKdqIM8/s1600/Wat-Thatluang-Neua.JPG
I look forward to receive an explanation by whoever disqualified my photos.
And by the way, many of the shown AND accepted photos show Stupas which are places to house relics and remains of monks. They are NOT pagodas.

Tripbeetle. Reed again, and perhaps read the entire article for your instruction:
Mahayana Buddhist establishments all over East Asia identify themselves with their graceful, multiroofed pagodas. Unlike the typical stupa, the pagoda actually has interior space, sometimes on several levels.

With emphasis on "graceful multiroofed pagodas" .
If you have not yet, I suggest you travel in that part of the world and then we can discuss. Do not get hung up on the "towerlike"

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2018 at 14:40 UTC
On challenge -Magnificent Pagodas- (in Full Colours Only) (14 comments in total)
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Joachim Wulfers: I had submitted three photos of pagodas in Laos. All three photos were disqualified saying that they were not pagodas. Link to the Pagoda Vat Si Saket in Vientiane (https://www.tripadvisor.ca/ShowUserReviews-g293950-d325294-r246862075-Wat_Si_Saket-Vientiane_Vientiane_Prefecture.html).
The second pagoda from Luang Prabang is described in this link (https://iloveasiatour.com/luang-prabang-pagodas/)
And the third photo I showed was from the interior of the pagoda located on the grounds of the Pha Tat Luang in Vientiane seen in this link:
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Vx-ysOLJB_U/U0hAbDxwDII/AAAAAAAALdQ/4ATsCKdqIM8/s1600/Wat-Thatluang-Neua.JPG
I look forward to receive an explanation by whoever disqualified my photos.
And by the way, many of the shown AND accepted photos show Stupas which are places to house relics and remains of monks. They are NOT pagodas.

Repeating what you read in wiki does not make it right. Tell that to the buddhist monks who reside, worship and serve people in these pagodas since centuries.
Here is a better description for you how pagodas look in different buddhist regions: https://www.papertrell.com/apps/preview/The-Handy-Religion-Answer-Book/Handy%20Answer%20book/What-s-the-difference-between-a-stupa-and-a-pagoda/001137024/content/SC/52cb006582fad14abfa5c2e0_default.html
If you do not want to read the entire description, just go the the last sentence:
Mahayana Buddhist establishments all over East Asia identify themselves with their graceful, multiroofed pagodas. Unlike the typical stupa, the pagoda actually has interior space, sometimes on several levels.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2018 at 04:53 UTC
On challenge -Magnificent Pagodas- (in Full Colours Only) (14 comments in total)
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By standing on the Shoulders of Giants: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pagoda

I sugest you read a bit about this: https://www.luangprabang-laos.com/-Visiting-the-pagodas-

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2018 at 04:22 UTC
On challenge -Magnificent Pagodas- (in Full Colours Only) (14 comments in total)

I had submitted three photos of pagodas in Laos. All three photos were disqualified saying that they were not pagodas. Link to the Pagoda Vat Si Saket in Vientiane (https://www.tripadvisor.ca/ShowUserReviews-g293950-d325294-r246862075-Wat_Si_Saket-Vientiane_Vientiane_Prefecture.html).
The second pagoda from Luang Prabang is described in this link (https://iloveasiatour.com/luang-prabang-pagodas/)
And the third photo I showed was from the interior of the pagoda located on the grounds of the Pha Tat Luang in Vientiane seen in this link:
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Vx-ysOLJB_U/U0hAbDxwDII/AAAAAAAALdQ/4ATsCKdqIM8/s1600/Wat-Thatluang-Neua.JPG
I look forward to receive an explanation by whoever disqualified my photos.
And by the way, many of the shown AND accepted photos show Stupas which are places to house relics and remains of monks. They are NOT pagodas.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2018 at 04:14 UTC as 1st comment | 9 replies
On photo Funny sign in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

This very funny, my photo (funny sign) came in in 47th position out of 46 entries.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2018 at 03:16 UTC as 1st comment

@Jjdc562. I can see equipment getting moldy in a place like Colon, Panama, however I like to point out that in 1976 no one took steam ships (rather Diesel powered) for transatlantic travel, unless it was a pleasure trip. In 1956 yes. Living in Colombia at the time, I took several trips from Bogota to London and Frankfurt between 1961 and 1965 with a stop-over in Gander, NFl

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2018 at 21:43 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
On photo Willys Jeep in the W is for... challenge (1 comment in total)

I don't believe #11 is a Willys. Other than that, I like the shot

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2018 at 13:32 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Steam Tractor in the Shrinking the world in seven chapters - steam power. challenge (2 comments in total)
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Dutch Newchurch: That would make a steampunk very happy! Well composed and an interesting subject. The mono conversion helps take us back in time too. Commended by the host.

Thanks for your comment. I also liked the subject and B+W conversion although the viewers did not seem to have the same opinion

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2018 at 13:57 UTC
On photo VW Camper in the V is for... challenge (2 comments in total)
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vbuhay: I think that's from the Henry Ford Museum?

Indeed it is

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2018 at 13:23 UTC
On photo Renault in the R is for... challenge (1 comment in total)

I think you mean a 2CV Citroen

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2018 at 17:07 UTC as 1st comment
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sop51: "But wait!, there's more!...." This contraption is right up Ron Popeil's alley, he'll probably telemarket the thing as the Ronco Wrench-a-Matic. Or, more appropriately, the Ronco Knuckle-Buster, for when those sketchy-looking internal parts fail under extreme torque. It's a beautiful piece of futuristic industrial design, but there's a good reason tools aren't marketed for being "sleek, sexy and black, with contrasting red accents."

Any working mechanic will tell you it wouldn't be practical in real world applications, so that means some government agency will buy them for $1K each. I can see NASA using this in space to repair the Hubble. Thanks, but I'll keep on using my trusty 20-year-old set of Sears Craftsman wrenches.

It certainly will work, however, it is a bad design. The tool OD is too large. It cannot access recessed bolt heads or nuts. Worst of all, the bigger the aperture the less torque you can apply without damaging the sliding surfaces. As others said, any adjustable wrench is a poor compromise, leading to rounded fastener heads.

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2016 at 16:48 UTC
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