Ron Poelman

Ron Poelman

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

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On article Panono has new CEO, puts focus on software solutions (6 comments in total)
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paulfulper: Panino is a better name ,with all that tech squeezed together like a sandwich

Speaking of names,
Getting an Escher to take charge of a 3D company was an inspired move.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2018 at 09:28 UTC

and in breaking news,
Chinese Phone Manufacturers caution Americans about using Google, Microsoft and Apple products as they are widely believed to be totally transparent to the US government via numerous undocumented back doors.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 20:01 UTC as 92nd comment | 1 reply

If it needs "at least" 12GB of RAM,
that's a fair indication they haven't touched the basic beast.
Tacking on some caching or whatever is a patch up at best,
so, still no sign that a complete structural change is underway.
Meanwhile, C1 runs just fine on 8GB which is what most people have,
and a hell of a lot of that will be DDR3 not DDR4.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 21:51 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply

The way Google is strangling search results,
we'll be back to Yellow Pages by the end of the year.
It long since ceased to be a serious research tool.
It's about time someone took them to Court for masquerading as an honest Search engine; maybe the Euro Union could have a go.
It's the one part of the Net that needs to be trustworthy by law,
otherwise these clowns will kill the Golden Goose, just like TV before it.
And hey !, for a REAL search service, I'ld be happy to pay a fee.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2018 at 22:44 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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snapa: When I read: " The three individuals were forced to leave King behind", all I could think of is WOW, I hope those 3 individuals were not his friends! Even if they weren't, they should have helped him get away, like they did. I could not imagine 3 people just watching someone fall down and just leaving him there to die, how cowardly and selfish they were to do that. I hope the three of them slept well that night.

First rule of first responders.
Risk self-assessment.
Never, ever, make yourself part of the problem.

The military analogies here are totally bogus.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2018 at 01:12 UTC

The damage "crypto" will do to the planet is still not obvious to our Lords and Masters. All those worthless billions of smoke and mirror is steadily being laundered into hard currency. Those hard currencies are on a rocket ship to Hyper-inflation. For argument's sake; if 20% of US dollars were purchased with this rubbish, then the sawbuck is overvalued by exactly that much. How are you travelling now, Mom & Pop ? The "investors" are the last of the world's concerns.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 23:04 UTC as 20th comment

Obviousment, not many here understand Rally spectators, leave alone Rally photogs. They participate, they don't pontificate; (unless the BBQ is ready).

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2018 at 00:24 UTC as 86th comment
On article Verizon follows AT&T, drops Huawei smartphones (44 comments in total)

The only difference between foreign spies and domestic ones is the level of hypocrisy;
at least they make no bones about keeping their enemies closer.
This is Trumpism at it's purest, the new isolationism, a REALLY bad idea.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 23:35 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
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Jefftan: I am curious how import can have user error?

how is that even possible?

"Industry Standard Practice",
all users will be deemed idiots.
Adobe isn't alone, try telling C1 that you're over random generation of Sessions; allegedly because the User had the temerity to use the "Import To" box for it's intended purpose.
http://forum.luminous-landscape.com/index.php?topic=110786.0

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2018 at 00:27 UTC

Premium hardware all round, eh ?
Call me when the the 4 cores and 8GB figures are in,
coz that's what the vast majority of their users will be on.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2018 at 22:08 UTC as 74th comment | 4 replies
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Shlomo Goldwasser: If only cameras became buildable from parts...

Indeed, but we'ld still have that "one component in every build" shortage scam.
Last year, the CPU factory burnt down, two years ago the earthquake fixed up the price of RAM; this year Bitcoin ate my GPU, next year it'll be something else; never fails.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2018 at 23:57 UTC

A new benchmark for click-bait. An extremely pedestrian build, six grand and low rent WHITE cable ties to finish the effect, slick. But at least Adobe gets more exposure, no matter how obliquely. Maybe buy C1, a stonking monitor and have a beer while your slow old computer gasps along ? Pushed 700 A7R raws through me ancient i5-2500k just last night, six minutes; just had me hand on the fridge door for a second one when it finished.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2018 at 23:39 UTC as 71st comment | 4 replies
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Dragonrider: That single tube at an angle will make a nice oscillating spring to hold your camera. Whoever designed this gadget flunked physics.

@ Hugo600si.
Yeah, but then you have to carry it.
Anything I feel like carrying on the trail (usually Manfrotto CF) still shows surprising sensitivity to even light wind.
Adding your body weight at the very least, slows down the harmonics and generally cuts down on movement, it's effect is pretty clear through the EVF (especially on Focus magnify).
This works up to about 200mm, after that, I get better stability resting the free hand on the lens itself.
Nowadays, it's drag the rig down with left hand and release the shutter with the phone.
No way am I taking the old monster Kennett in the bush.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2018 at 03:18 UTC
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Dragonrider: That single tube at an angle will make a nice oscillating spring to hold your camera. Whoever designed this gadget flunked physics.

Dunno about your technique, but mine consists of grabbing the neck of any tripod where possible and leaning down hard, makes a world of difference.
This offers handy triangulation assuming the joints are good.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2018 at 09:07 UTC

Really, really good idea. Let's hope the proof is in the execution. Waiting a couple of hours for the Tanganyika Yeeker to show it's face needs more than patience. A 70kg plus camera support can't hurt either.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2018 at 21:50 UTC as 95th comment
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Ron Poelman: The hypocrisy is breathtaking.
Now comes the burning of the books and the tearing down of the statues.

@ katastrofa
I think your missing the point of history.
It is not there to be liked nor disliked,
it can only ever be complete, honest and accurate.
How can anyone learn from the truth,
if it becomes a plaything for the media (or the latest dictator) ?

Still tap your feet to a Michael Jackson track ?
Still think Marlon Brando was a great actor ?

Still think Union generals are in any way better than their counterparts because they were lucky enough to be on the winning team ?
They were ALL butchers.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2018 at 23:26 UTC

The hypocrisy is breathtaking.
Now comes the burning of the books and the tearing down of the statues.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2018 at 22:05 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
On article Season's Greetings from DPReview.com (85 comments in total)

Thank you Simon.
Best wishes to you and your family and Good Luck in the new venture !
Enjoy the Season, DPR;
still, the best Photographic resource on the planet.

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2017 at 08:53 UTC as 73rd comment
On article 10 photography books that are banned in Texas prisons (24 comments in total)
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Ron Poelman: Prison Porn for DPR.
Phil, time to start a new site.
Whatever no-competition contract you signed when you sold,
you are surely safe now.

@Barney Britton
Please type in the following to prove you are not a robot.
fLaSh?

Given the size of some of the vacuums around this place,
something was bound to fill them.
I had no idea page positioning was a valid measure of depth,
lucky we didn't step in it, eh ?

FWIW. Murphster nailed it.

p.s. "non-core" crashed and burned out, 20 years ago.
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=non-core%20promise

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 04:34 UTC
On article 10 photography books that are banned in Texas prisons (24 comments in total)
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Ron Poelman: Prison Porn for DPR.
Phil, time to start a new site.
Whatever no-competition contract you signed when you sold,
you are surely safe now.

@ AustinMN
I seriously question human hands have anything to do with these. The tireless robot searches the Interweb (paying affiliates only !) for "photo" and spits 'em out to "The Editor" which slices and dices them in directly. If a button was pressed, I'm tipping it was in Hyderabad on 10c an hour by someone who wouldn't know DPR from a bar of soap.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2017 at 21:19 UTC
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