Ron Poelman

Ron Poelman

Lives in Australia Gippsland, Australia
Joined on Jul 25, 2006


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Apple probably patented 100.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 01:19 UTC as 3rd comment

and yet,
you can only hold one camera, with one lens and one view-finder,
which, with any luck, will show and tell exactly what you're going to get;
whether you compare it to a Raven or a Writing Desk.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 22:54 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies

Fantastic shot, Mr. Keller.
The tortured pillar, the unfeeling shore, a whole story in a great landscape.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 09:32 UTC as 4th comment
On article Sony a9 underwater review: Shooting great white sharks (49 comments in total)

Finally, a mascot for Sony's Camera Division.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 23:14 UTC as 15th comment

Deconstruction, the second last refuge of a scoundrel.
or "if you can't do it, teach it".
This shot has never been more than waiting for some life
to enter an interesting assortment of planes and lines
to balance the shot.
It's a signature with HCB and in no need of this wannabe drivel.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 23:41 UTC as 74th comment
In reply to:

hikerdoc: I bet it looked just like that when he put it in the bag to check through. I hope he wrapped it in something before he put it in the bag to avoid getting the glass shards in his socks and underwear.
You check an $11,000 lens when it is already broken and you are hoping for a settlement.

Agreed. Vandalism or Insurance, all the way.
Nothing in baggage handling is that sharp, that pointed,
or that heavy, unless a Geologist's Pick is a tool of trade nowadays.
Death by Forklift ? Nowhere near enough flattening.
Maybe the street price of Leica didn't quite match what he paid ?

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2017 at 23:25 UTC

Thank you, Tom. Great read.
So is this the ancestor of all the "Press Button for Macro" AF models ?

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 23:18 UTC as 59th comment

At least you can Frag the rubbish with the proper tool.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2017 at 06:45 UTC as 18th comment
In reply to:

North of 46: The photos posted here do look very good, contrary to what some other commentators have said. The colours do seem to have a different quality when compared to Sony and Zeiss; to be more specific, it reminds me of the distinction between photos shot with Ektachrome (versus those one might have got from certain types of Fujifilm).

is this something that Cosina/Voigtlander lenses are known for?

We'll never know while DPR persists in using Adobe for Sony RAW. How to make a Sony look like a Canon with one click.
Maybe download a couple and shove them through C1
for a more real-world idea of the colours ?

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 06:32 UTC
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Dante Birchen: They should train eagles to take down the drones

Yeah, coz that's why Eagles were put on the planet ?
Beneath their dignity anyway, in OZ they tear up Hang Gliders.

Anyhoo, in the land of the Brave and the Free,
the right of the citizenry to bear pulse weapons
will generate a whole new sport.
Your Pizza is MIA, ma'am.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 22:51 UTC

This shot didn't work too well for Rhett and Scarlett,
if memory serves.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 04:54 UTC as 38th comment
On article Composition tips: simplification and negative space (85 comments in total)

This was a lot easier on the ears.
6 minutes of verbal diarrhoea before deigning to show us the first piccie;
someone doesn't understand their medium.
Please, DPR, tune the robot a little finer
than linking to anything with the word Photo in it.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2017 at 23:33 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm GF 110mm F2 sample gallery (153 comments in total)

I wonder how many "amazing colour" comments here are derived from careful inspection on that well regarded Lab instrument,
the mobile phone ?
This thing slides beautifully into OOF,
but when put under pressure (like the bright areas on the skin tones)
it seems to leave the colour behind with a certain abruptness.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 23:07 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
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tkbslc: satire is better when it's funny.

But it's handy he said it was satire
or else we would have thought it was really limp clickbait.
Cats know satire, they laugh their guts out every time
the help takes a photo of them and calls it Photography instead of Worship.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 06:55 UTC

You just can't make this stuff up, can you ?

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2017 at 01:44 UTC as 13th comment | 3 replies
On article When the selfie turns sacreligious (33 comments in total)
In reply to:

whawha: That's what superstition can do do people. Much worse than selfies.

They only come to find their inner selfie.
By participation, it's the new religion anyway.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 23:57 UTC

Sounds like they're preparing to kill one of them off.
Almost makes sense, Photoshop is losing domestiques by the day
and LR is dropping out of the back of the Peloton.
PS LITE, coming soon to a phone near you ?

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 10:03 UTC as 15th comment

Adorable ? Really ? Ew!
Where are you headed, DPR, relavence in the icky teen mag mart ?
Next week, the Canon Goddess Diet and two pages over,
bake the Beeb's own Nikon Fudge Cookies.
Enough, already; can we have a default Schlock emoji on this rubbish
or even better, a kill switch in the settings ?

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 23:44 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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Ron Poelman: In an age of 3D printing, would something a little flasher than two rubber bands not have been possible ?

Since inventing the rear operation infrared reverser
(silver foil and a rubber band), I've moved on.
As for soul, sold long ago.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2017 at 23:12 UTC

In an age of 3D printing, would something a little flasher than two rubber bands not have been possible ?

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2017 at 05:59 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
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