Ron Poelman

Ron Poelman

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

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On article Now we know: Sony a9 is sharper than we thought (334 comments in total)

Two thoughts.
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Another test, another dodgy Sony lens,
why would anyone jump ship to a system that continues to get this sort of press ?
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Secondly, what is the value of testing unattainable sharpness in the real world ?
It's about time the definition of acceptable was quantified
and made a permanent part of the testing procedure.
I can't see too many of us running around in the field with a macro rail.
It really is time to state "good enough".

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 00:05 UTC as 42nd comment | 3 replies

So if I cut the cheese in a meeting,
I can look forward to my world being targeted by Google
with "personally tailored" digestive products ?
What a wonderful world,
they'll be able to make Judge Judy for 10c per episode !

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 08:54 UTC as 1st comment

No complimentary selfie- stick ?
Given the psyche of potential buyers, it seems a strange omission.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 00:58 UTC as 43rd comment

Get away from me, creepy little kid !

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2017 at 07:11 UTC as 5th comment
On article Through the lens of black women photographers (203 comments in total)
In reply to:

SiFu: "How are we going to come together in sameness if we keep focusing on the differences?"

This!

Sameness=Atrophy=Extinction

Vive la différence !

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2017 at 04:35 UTC
In reply to:

Cerebral Knievel: Some of these articles lately.... Bravo

You said it.
Someone should fix the Robot, now.
How long before the first Diet, you reckon ?

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 07:09 UTC
On article Phase One introduces 'Styles Packs' for Capture One (62 comments in total)
In reply to:

jadot: I'm usually fairly supportive of Capture One, but I think they're late to the game with this and have got the pricing completely wrong.

When you understand how presets work (you can make your own given a little time) the price looks cynical.

I understand that C1 is probably the benchmark in image quality and workflow together, and these presets will no doubt push the boundaries for some people, but if the tiresome ubiquity of VSCO in lightroom is anything to go by then maybe Phase One might have come up with a more innovative module that perhaps better analyses individual images intelligently. Otherwise it's just another filter in the end.

Bottom line - if it improves workflow speed, then I'm up for it, but not if it flattens my images into a common denominator reference point. The same as everybody else's, etc.

And ultimately, not at this price.

Agreed X 2.
You can only hope this doesn't mark a race to the bottom
and a selfie module.
My take is C1 users are more than capable of storing their own presets, diluting the product to cater for LCD users is risky.
There are more pressing things worthy of C1's attention,
like the look and feel of the primary interface.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 23:36 UTC
On article New Sony a9 firmware fixes overheating warning (85 comments in total)

The question remains, how was ANY of this missed in "testing" ???

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 06:27 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
On article 15 useful tips for more effective cropping (13 comments in total)

There's some really bad advice on this catch-all lump of pointless click-bait.
Why DPR, why ?

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 22:38 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies

Shazzbutt, is nothing sacred ?
This could have remained a dark secret just a little longer.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 09:16 UTC as 4th comment
On article Google will no longer develop Nik Collection (389 comments in total)

Since when is a banner "software news" ?
Google hasn't touched it since Day One
and they sure as won't sell it to someone else.
Scorched earth as usual; "don't be evil" clearly doesn't involve recycling.
This is about big-brother, crowd manipulation, nothing else.
By now all of us who wanted it, have backed up the .exe
and are enjoying the benefits.
It's time for a bigger player.
Get your boss to make a VERY public offer, Allison.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 23:40 UTC as 108th comment

Never buy Version One of anything.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 00:56 UTC as 25th comment | 3 replies
In reply to:

Impulses: No Type C is a pretty big turnoff, they need to get with it.

So agree.
There is no point in these devices if they herald another generation of clunky dongles to fill the junk boxes of the planet, again.
These things are meant to be handy, not half-assed desk tops.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 23:35 UTC

Hmmm,
checks Acer Switch on sale table nearby.

i5 ? Check.
Nifty 12" screen ? Check.
Keyboard included ? Check.
"Full" size key layout ? Check.
SSD ? Check.
Silent cooling ? Check.
Legacy USB ? Check.
Same warranty ? Check.
Full price, on sale OZ $676.90
Say what ?

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 06:24 UTC as 37th comment | 6 replies
On article Drone photos meet "Inception" in Flatlands II (9 comments in total)

Finally, something original coming from these toys. Excellent.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 05:07 UTC as 4th comment

and the legal costs were $9 million.
Why do these matters have to end up in a Jury trial ?
Surely some sort off tribunal needs setting up,
the law simply cannot keep up with any form of cybercrime.
Penny ante stuff like this can't wait 2 years while someone rips you off
and profits from the deed.
Prima facie should be enough to get an instant injunction.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 23:33 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (386 comments in total)
In reply to:

Ron Poelman: Potential.
Would it not be an idea to slap on a prime in a price group appropriate to this cam and show what it can do ?
Just a couple of 50mm or 35mm shots, it wouldn't (and shouldn't) be "L" glass; just the likely results for a buyer if they bought "a better lens" with their cam. Perhaps even recommend one for newbie buyers ?

Yep, the pancake was my first thought too;
great first step for a beginner and total bang for buck.
Always cheapest when the salesman is trying to sell up the deal, too.
Zoom ? A noticeable improvement would run close to the price of the cam, no ?

Link | Posted on May 6, 2017 at 23:17 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D review (386 comments in total)

Potential.
Would it not be an idea to slap on a prime in a price group appropriate to this cam and show what it can do ?
Just a couple of 50mm or 35mm shots, it wouldn't (and shouldn't) be "L" glass; just the likely results for a buyer if they bought "a better lens" with their cam. Perhaps even recommend one for newbie buyers ?

Link | Posted on May 4, 2017 at 00:16 UTC as 52nd comment | 3 replies
In reply to:

Ron Poelman: Lose the cable, no one wants more clutter in this day and age. Spend your time on the App.

Simpler is ALWAYS better.
There are alternatives to cables, WiFi, Bluetooth, who knows what else.
Back from the future won't cut it.
Good luck with it, but from here it looks like re-inventing the wheel.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 23:01 UTC

Lose the cable, no one wants more clutter in this day and age. Spend your time on the App.

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 23:01 UTC as 10th comment | 4 replies
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