Paul JM

Lives in Australia Australia
Joined on Feb 19, 2004

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stevo23: So this looks good - I like the idea. But it's not profiles for Lightroom, correct?

Yes but these software programs offer act as a plug in running within a program eg colorfinale running within FCPx so thanks for nothing Kaso. The question was reasonable

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 20:08 UTC
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BJN: Digital Photography & Accountancy Review

Is there no end to the mindless complaint. For those investing in GoPro equipment it is clearly important to know if the products will continue to float. Your post is just white noise, BJN

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 09:56 UTC
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Stigg: far better shots than the shots posted in DPR articles by today's modern junk photographers. people had a bit of soul back then behind the camera (and in front) - as imperfect as they were. nowadays they have a phone or tablet instead of a soul.

Give it a break mate. From the little detail you can see, they are nice shots, and clearly interesting, but they are hardly evidence of the demise of modern photography

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 03:16 UTC
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D. Bruce Yolton: The product shot of the Cintel Film Scanner in what looks like a modern home with a Arne Jacobsen egg chair, women in extra high heals and Tolomeo table lamp is one of the most unrealistic product shots I've ever see.

Really? Gorgeous looking piece of equipment. Reminds me of B&O. The shot is great. Get over yourself

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 23:25 UTC
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pshummer: To me, Nikon's new mirrorless bodies should accept F mount lenses and this is the only way they can attract current Nikon users and new customers to their new system. I have no interest in investing in new mirrorless lenses and I hope Nikon will do it right and they have once chance to do it right at this stage in the game. Their back is against the wall and their "Mission Impossible Part1" has just started and I have a strong feeling that we'll see some great products from them. Nikon, you've got to have a do-or-die mentality. Show us what you've got. Show us what Nikon-ish mirroeless camera is all about!

Completely disagree pshummer. No point just changing the body and maintaining the weight and heft of the lens line up. May as well just use a smaller dSLR body. One of the great advantages of the mirrorless cameras is the reduced weight. Unless they are going to develop mirrorless medium format of course

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 07:42 UTC
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Marty4650: You really have to wonder why an $8,000 camera requires bug fixes so soon after introduction. Was this camera hastily rushed to market, and not thoroughly tested prior to introduction?

I can understand getting new features via firmware, but any new camera that costs this much should be bug free.

It is amazing how often this same pointless observation is raised whenever a firmware update appears from the companies who are diligent about doing so. As the hardware is used for a period of time, a responsible and reactive company responds to feedback from users and improves the user experience with firmware updates. Fuji are great at this too. How on earth does this process become a source of criticism ?

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 05:38 UTC
On article SainSonic launches 50mm F1.1 lens for APS-C cameras (248 comments in total)
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iae aa eia: Well, it sounds reasonable to me that a Chinese company could achieve that. That's what China's for. To make companies from developed countries---that have been the ones spending more in development and quality of production, in safety, in labor costs, etc---look like greedy companies in the eyes of folks that don't mind where a product is produced, the story behind it or behind who makes it, and all the effort to make the wellbeing of each employee a very high priority. Chinese companies are the antithesis of all that. I don't buy Chinese products (unless I have no choice, of course) and Trump is right when he tries to review trade agreements.

Spot on Vanitas Photo. And the only people more bored are the rest of we fools who have to wade through it to read about what appears to be an interesting lens

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2017 at 09:07 UTC
On article SainSonic launches 50mm F1.1 lens for APS-C cameras (248 comments in total)
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iae aa eia: Well, it sounds reasonable to me that a Chinese company could achieve that. That's what China's for. To make companies from developed countries---that have been the ones spending more in development and quality of production, in safety, in labor costs, etc---look like greedy companies in the eyes of folks that don't mind where a product is produced, the story behind it or behind who makes it, and all the effort to make the wellbeing of each employee a very high priority. Chinese companies are the antithesis of all that. I don't buy Chinese products (unless I have no choice, of course) and Trump is right when he tries to review trade agreements.

And nothing quite like a little bit of blatant bigotry to start the morning. And sadly the moderators see fit to leave this sort of racist rant on the forum. Can you imagine the outrage if the boot were on the other foot.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2017 at 00:53 UTC

http://www.news.com.au/finance/business/technology/amazon-ebay-images-held-to-ransom-by-photobucket/news-story/f5b3efdaa1dfd7cb5c9a62e6ec2520c6

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 13:02 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies

No issue at all with the decision to charge
Their prerogative
I also find it nauseating that people expect a free service from anyone for purposes other than a trial period
What is wrong here is the decision to change conditions, to lock up content without warning. It amounts to theft of my work.
As a result, no matter what changes they now implement, I have left PB and will never ever return

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 12:16 UTC as 15th comment | 5 replies

Completely pointless
Not a standalone travel item, as no option for the lens, does not protect the ends and not dust proof
Quite possibly the most ridiculous item ever featured on DPR

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2017 at 06:32 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (767 comments in total)
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Boeing skipper: Great article, thanks for putting it all together.

Not all pros are sport photographers though, I think the main market remains wedding/portrait photography and Sony has it covered with all the lenses one would need (except for a 24mm 1.4).

Chris, many aspects of most cameras that will probably never be used, but 20fps is one of the features of this camera that lead one to believe it is sports orientated. Personally, the fact that I am still on my first marriage may be something of a clue, but I dont see weddings as a sports event :)
Just wonder that particular aspect of this camera would attract a wedding photographer to it. I appreciate your comments about large buffer, twin slots, but lots of cameras fit that bill

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 14:41 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (767 comments in total)
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Boeing skipper: Great article, thanks for putting it all together.

Not all pros are sport photographers though, I think the main market remains wedding/portrait photography and Sony has it covered with all the lenses one would need (except for a 24mm 1.4).

20fps at a wedding ?

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 11:17 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S vs Pentax 645Z vs Hasselblad X1D (348 comments in total)
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IdM photography: The Pentax 645z was released earlier, but do the FuJifilm GFX 50S or the Hasselblad X1D integrate any newer technology? No... The only element the 645z doen't have is the electronic viewfinder, but this isn't new technology. Or is contrast detect new technology? Even less...

IdM, that is not the point. You argued (as a pentax 645 owner......) that mirrorless MF is not new technology. It clearly is. No point arguing otherwise

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 00:37 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S vs Pentax 645Z vs Hasselblad X1D (348 comments in total)
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IdM photography: The Pentax 645z was released earlier, but do the FuJifilm GFX 50S or the Hasselblad X1D integrate any newer technology? No... The only element the 645z doen't have is the electronic viewfinder, but this isn't new technology. Or is contrast detect new technology? Even less...

You are being absurd and you know it
It is clearly 'new technology' to release mirrorless in this sensor size and for many users represents an exciting step forward

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 02:41 UTC
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wildbild: hm. don't know. sample images look somewhat soulless.

Well, my boy, that is what happens when you mindlessly criticise others work. It invites the blowtorch to applied to ones own feet. The sample gallery is designed to demonstrate the capabilities of the sensor, not to display soul.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2017 at 21:59 UTC
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Paul JM: Anyone found a link to download the updated manual for 3.00 as a pdf ? The web link only has one of those wretched online manuals in HTML.

I cant see it. If it is there, please post the link

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 09:11 UTC

Anyone found a link to download the updated manual for 3.00 as a pdf ? The web link only has one of those wretched online manuals in HTML.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 06:35 UTC as 15th comment | 6 replies
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)
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princecody: Good for him. He's technically sound but vastly overrated in my Expert opinion-even borderline arrogant @ times. Nevertheless he could become the future Asian Ken Rockwell 🤔

Archiver, how on earth is that racist ? I agree with shigzeo. You are an example of political correctness gone mad.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 06:41 UTC
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)
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princecody: Good for him. He's technically sound but vastly overrated in my Expert opinion-even borderline arrogant @ times. Nevertheless he could become the future Asian Ken Rockwell 🤔

Have to agree. I bought one of his videos recently about travel photography, and have tried valiantly to wade through the 1 hour 43 min of him talking but found it just impossible. Horrendously self indulgent video. Would really find it hard to re engage with him after that experience

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 00:27 UTC
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