Ron Poelman

Ron Poelman

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

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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 8th comment | 4 replies

Too slow to help with A7R shutter shock, I'm guessing ?

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 22:49 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
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Tim Gander: I can't help thinking that commenting on the "bokeh" of a photo is like commenting on the breasts of a woman. It demeans both the subject and the person making the comment.

So, a whole new chapter of political correctness opens. Don't mention the smooth and velvety.
Wait for a Fig Leaf Action to cover up that nasty stuff wherever we see it. Scant reward for the photographer who went to a lot of trouble to get it there, and dumbecile that he was, thought it a significant part of his finished work.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 21:02 UTC
On article NanGuang introduces flexible LED lighting mats (21 comments in total)

The diffusion arrangements look a little light on (so to speak).

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 22:36 UTC as 1st comment
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Ron Poelman: I ran out of fingers after about 30 button presses.
So it looks like about 50 or so adjustments before the final product,
in the field, on a small screen, on tiny controls and with the light fading.
Yeah, that'll run.
Could've been button-less and dial-less with a decent touch screen interpretation.

So is a 3 shot bracket,
a basic computer with a nice big screen
and nothing more than Paintshop Pro or the like.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 20:04 UTC

I ran out of fingers after about 30 button presses.
So it looks like about 50 or so adjustments before the final product,
in the field, on a small screen, on tiny controls and with the light fading.
Yeah, that'll run.
Could've been button-less and dial-less with a decent touch screen interpretation.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 03:51 UTC as 24th comment | 3 replies

Ronson is a total disgrace.
Another bubble brained, me too, millennial bought off for a handful of shiny beads and no idea of what OZ is really about.
Right up there with the "where the hell are you" debacle.
Probably millions of Australian tax spent on promoting a private company, for real ?
OZ, the dumbest Kingdom of them all.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2017 at 00:52 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply

After doing their damnedest to force people to E-mount,
Sony may well try the drip feed approach on this puppy.
There may be a lot less buyers than people here think.

E-mounters wont change again, Canon glass owners
won't consider it over E-mount and upgraders
have had to wait 2 years too long and likely have other arrangements.

This camera should have been non SLT, bullet-proof PRO grade,
not yet another visit to the parts bin.
Time will tell and I'm guessing less than a year for the real story.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 05:07 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies

If they've "teamed up", why no logo on the dot ?
Newbie positoning too, on the strap, for why ?
p.s.
Has anyone done the ONA joke ?

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2016 at 03:37 UTC as 25th comment

So that's what the fabric of the playing cards looks like !

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2016 at 04:51 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 (214 comments in total)

Haven't broken mine yet.
Still the go-to for shooting cars,
bum on the bitumen ? No probs.
So many design lessons here that seem to have been forgotten now.
Like so many other owners,
it'll probably be the best lens I'll ever own.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2016 at 05:49 UTC as 18th comment

You should always shoot in a few short hours, Barney.
Great spread of very good shots.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 22:16 UTC as 41st comment

Cheapest Red Dot, ever.
Green credentials ? Don't ask.
Laughs ? Gold.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 05:19 UTC as 6th comment

People don't buy phones for the camera.
They buy 'em to brag.
How much of a phone is it ?
Meh, and five times the price of a Motorola.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 06:07 UTC as 146th comment | 2 replies
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Richard Schumer: Frankly, I don't understand this concept at all. Work in the darkroom is the most solitary experience I've ever had, what with the darkness and all.

OTOH, most drinkers I've been with over the years respected the warning not to drink alone, so they seem to crave companionship. What use would company be in a darkroom?

Or is it intended to be a trendy theme bar, like the bicycle- and motorcycle-shop bars and cafes seen lately in San Francisco?

I wish the owner would have commented, but maybe we'll be seeing a press release about this project in future.

Hilarious on so many levels, nice work.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2016 at 01:48 UTC
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Fixx: that name... sounds like gay bar.

"The Blue Oyster" was taken.
I'm not sure a lot here aren't running just a little too far, too fast
up the wrong alley with their instant empathy.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2016 at 01:45 UTC
On article Comparison Review: Sony FE 50mm F1.4 ZA vs 55mm F1.8 ZA (261 comments in total)
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El Chavo: Seems Sony is building up that 1.4 lens line up quite well. And together with the GM line these new lenses seem to be spectacular for the working pros.

BUT... It is not for me: size, price and aperture are too big for my taste/usage. I am more of a small-prime-kind-of-guy.

It is amazing though how the 55mm holds its own. Truly a lens thats brings people to the system.

PS. Here is hoping Sony releases both a 85mm and 135mm 2.8.

Disgraceful excuse for an article.

Are we honestly being asked to accept
that an organisation like DPR does lens comparisons
with half a lens ?
Admitting to it doesn't make it right,
"our copy" is just wasting everyone's time.
Can we expect the RH level of sharpness in the centre
with a straight one ? Who knows ?
Clearly DPR isn't about tell us.

The 55 is arguably the most popular FE lens,
pretty much a benchmark for the class,
and you can't be bothered to obtain a decent copy ?

Take away ?
Looking at the RHS at normal apertures (one stop down to-F8 or so)
the 55 pretty much renders the Planar pointless.
So why the dodgy 55 ? Marketing #101 ?

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 05:26 UTC
On article Sony warns against use of unauthorized third-party apps (182 comments in total)
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Ron Poelman: Easily fixed Sony.
Clean up your own act first,
and no will look at 3rd party.
Was nothing learnt after the root kit debacle ?

Pretty sure the Corvair didn't spy on it's owners
and would have been a fair cow to digitise.
It's STILL the lack of User focus that's the problem,
The Sony apps are stil a 1 in 4 shot of installing at all,
leave alone smoothly and easily.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 22:28 UTC
On article Sony warns against use of unauthorized third-party apps (182 comments in total)

Easily fixed Sony.
Clean up your own act first,
and no will look at 3rd party.
Was nothing learnt after the root kit debacle ?

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 09:05 UTC as 19th comment | 5 replies
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