mahonj

Lives in Ireland Dublin, Ireland
Works as a Machine Vision Engineer
Joined on Apr 14, 2009

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Iloveaircraftnoise: Twin long haul still doesn't make sense. Most capital city airports are at or near full capacity as it is. Lower pax aircraft like 787 will not free up slots at the gate. Take London - Sydney as an example. BA has become an also-ran on the kangaroo root with 777 equipment. All passenger traffic to Uk is via middle east with A380 Qatar emirates Etihad. Even QF discontinued the kangaroo root.

They make a lot of sense, why do all the airlines use them and so very few 3380's.
The problem is that the A380 is hard to fill, and the plane - plane takeoff spacing is so large (due to wake turbulence) that they don't help airport capacity that much, especially when they have some many first class seats and wasted space.
Newer internal layouts with a higher seat count might help.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2017 at 07:19 UTC

Very cool indeed (visibly cool!)
What speed are you filming at to get the slow motion effects ?
Well done!

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 00:10 UTC as 31st comment
On article Nikon D7500 vs Canon EOS 80D (264 comments in total)

There is only 1 question: which system are you already using?
Then, stick with it because both are more or less the same +- a little.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2017 at 21:12 UTC as 42nd comment
On article Throwback Thursday: The Canon PowerShot G3 (95 comments in total)

I had a G2 and it was a great camera. I always wanted a G3, but I stuck with the G2.
What I really liked was to be able to take photos with the camera at waist level using the flip out viewer, like a Rolleiflex. (I had small children at that time and the viewpoint was very suitable for this task)
+ the quality was very good, at least as good as an OM-1 or canon film camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 15:00 UTC as 47th comment

Why not just use a 500 or 600mm lens and all your mass problems would be solved.
I am sure the photos would turn out just fine.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 20:29 UTC as 92nd comment | 5 replies
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (805 comments in total)

Olympus OM-1

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 19:36 UTC as 261st comment

I've a Note 4 and I'd get a refurbed Note7 if the price was right ...
[ I got the Note 4 second hand on Amazon - it looks like it came in from Korea and was resold in the UK ]

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 09:33 UTC as 13th comment

Great camera. I had one and it got stolen.
So I waited a short while till the Lx-5 came out, which was even better.
Fits in a coat pocket.
Nowadays, phone cameras are so good, there is less need for one of those, but they were still great.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 12:09 UTC as 84th comment

Why doesn't someone make a full frame camera with a sensor size 38 x 28 mm (rather than 36 x 24). Then you could have a load of image formats: 5:4 4:3 3:2, 16:9 with full frame lenses. (Like the Lumix lx series).
If you had 4.2um pixels, you would approx 50 mpix images in many different formats.
You could keep all your existing full frame lenses.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 11:19 UTC as 437th comment | 1 reply

It is great to see these unsung heroes getting some credit.
30-35 years to become a lens master ... That is incredible.
I wonder do they start after school or college. If they started at 18, they might be 53 before becoming a master - and then retiring at 65 !
It is curious to see such a long training period these days, people expect to do it quicker.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 09:16 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply

What a blast it must have been (literally).
Great for him to get a chance to talk about it all.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 23:09 UTC as 7th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Our first cameras (392 comments in total)

Instamatic 33, Zorki 4K, Minolta Srt103,Om1, Canon G2, ...

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 22:51 UTC as 148th comment

I wouldn't call it a ring flash unless you are focusing about 2mm in front of it.
Why don't they move the flash as far from the lens as possible, perhaps either side of the lens at the edge.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 22:55 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On article Cokin launches vintage-styled Riviera Classic tripod (95 comments in total)

I wonder will any of the tripod designers of the 1960's and '70s be alive and realize that someone has recognised their work as classic, rather than just functional, which is probably what they were aiming for.
It must be funny to wake up and see your old work being copied 30 or 40 years later.
I hope one or two of them see this.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2016 at 08:02 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply

Sounds like a character from the Moomins.
(The Mymble)

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 11:14 UTC as 18th comment
On article Xiaomi Redmi Pro quick review: dual-cam on a budget (42 comments in total)

I would have called it solarisation rather than blackbaord.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 12:14 UTC as 28th comment
On article TIME to celebrate 175 years of photojournalism (17 comments in total)
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fullstop: Life from a bias Western perspective

Nothing stopping Pravda bringing one out.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2016 at 10:23 UTC
On article TIME to celebrate 175 years of photojournalism (17 comments in total)

Something for the Christmas stocking, perhaps ...

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2016 at 10:22 UTC as 6th comment
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (766 comments in total)

Instamatic 33
Then Zorki 4K
then Minolta Srt101
then OM-1n
first digital: Canon G2 (excellent)

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 14:24 UTC as 565th comment
On article Getty Images and Instagram announce grant winners (5 comments in total)

Those are fantastic photos.
Who needs 20 Mpix when you have talent like that.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 09:08 UTC as 6th comment
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