Ron Poelman

Ron Poelman

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

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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 (238 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 (183 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 (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 (460 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 127th 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 11th 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
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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.

Disagree.
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? (143 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 38th 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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Alphoid: I've been a user since Bibble days. It'd be a fine program if:

1. It didn't crash. Stability is still a serious issue. I wish they invested in fixing bugs over feature development.
2. Camera support was more up-to-date.

I like that it's reasonably open. Cross-platform, including Linux. Metadata in XML files. Etc. It's very consumer-friendly that way.

It does still crash.
Mines on Win7 with serious hardware
and there's still a memory management problem.
If they'd fixed it, they would have been trumpeting it from the rooftops.
Totally agree, forget the fairy floss
and get it running right.
It's still got the best interface and workflow
of all the RAW packages.
Let's hope that upgrade price comes down to the real world soon, too; ambitious or what ?

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 00:21 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

Were any colours tried ?
Black and white are all very well,
but heavily washed out shades of manila, parchment or violet/blues
seem to read better as backgrounds to me.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2016 at 05:21 UTC as 301st comment
On article Cast your vote: DPReview Readers' Choice Awards 2015 (50 comments in total)
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Ron Poelman: Let's see, DPR tests them, rates them, then we vote = profit ?
Redundant, at best, tautological, probably, productive, not really.
You could be forgiven for thinking we matter.
My vote is for a decent level of display quality in the Posts,
couldn't see the category, but.

"it's just a bit of fun"
Clearly, our ideas of "fun" vary,
but that's the price of Grinchdom.
The Half-Life references are just plain hilarious, but.
Anyone see a potential petard before posting ?
Unintended humour is always the best.
NOW, I'm having fun.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 01:49 UTC
On article Cast your vote: DPReview Readers' Choice Awards 2015 (50 comments in total)

Let's see, DPR tests them, rates them, then we vote = profit ?
Redundant, at best, tautological, probably, productive, not really.
You could be forgiven for thinking we matter.
My vote is for a decent level of display quality in the Posts,
couldn't see the category, but.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2015 at 08:45 UTC as 14th comment | 8 replies

No, really, how are they to clean ?
Some optical coatings make all sorts of claims,
but when they DO get dirty (and they will),
all you seem to do is push the smearing around.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2015 at 05:39 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

Finally.
Hey DPR,
NOW can we have half decent pictures in the Forums
without navigating half the site to get to an "original" ?

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2015 at 23:28 UTC as 54th comment

Great.
Now we'll have the planet's moggies clogging up the Forums
with even more people shots.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2015 at 23:04 UTC as 37th comment | 4 replies
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