Ron Poelman

Ron Poelman

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


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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 ?
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 (209 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 16th 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 40th 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 145th comment | 2 replies
In reply to:

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
In reply to:

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 (258 comments in total)
In reply to:

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 (183 comments in total)
In reply to:

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 (183 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
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (454 comments in total)

Haven't changed their marketing company then ?
Still holding out for the 360 Deg. Hasselldrone here,
then the verbage jockeys can really take flight, as it were.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 05:06 UTC as 128th comment

So Lenovo didn't waste any time going silly.
The King is well and truly dead.
Wonder if I can pick up another Moto G while they're around ?

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 00:47 UTC as 20th comment

back to their "secure" servers after a comprehensive play on your rig, huh ?
I think not, tiny puppy.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2016 at 05:35 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply

To quote the great Slim, "ah am depressed".
On every phone within 2 years.
Still, modern cars haven't really improved
everyone's driving have they ?

Link | Posted on May 21, 2016 at 04:12 UTC as 57th comment
In reply to:

maksa: I thought it’s not easy to describe a camera and not to mention its focal length.

Indeed. DXO has some shots, they look pretty tight,
maybe 35/40mm ?

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 22:45 UTC
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Peiasdf: Agree with the guys saying not interested. People buying $200 phones aren't interested in getting the best camera and people looking for the best camera aren't going to look at $200 phones.

Cheapskates like me want it all for peanuts.
The camera has always been the MOTO's weak spot and if the new one is better it will do well.
I may have to trade up from my 1st generation which is still the best real world phone I've seen.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 22:41 UTC
On article Primer: What is VR, and why should photographers care? (142 comments in total)

As convincing a reality as Reality TV.

It's good the demand is being driven by those reponsible guardians of truth, the Real Estate Industry.
Just yesterday, I was looking at a House Sale sign with photos on it squished about 40% to make the rooms look wider;
yep the future is in good hands.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 09:24 UTC as 39th comment
On photo Low season in Meersburg in cand1d's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Really nice convergence of the elements
and a very natural separation of the lighting,
just really nice.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 06:31 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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