BobT3218

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a Retired Engineer
Has a website at www.bobtrlin.com
Joined on Apr 28, 2011

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BokehFanatic: If they make it very basic but professional, cheap but sturdy and the same for the lenses, I see sufficient sales! Maybe me included. :)

I was talking tongue in cheek guys. However, I've hear professionals state that some customers really are impressed by impressive gear. First impressions are 75% of what clinches the deal.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2017 at 22:08 UTC
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BokehFanatic: If they make it very basic but professional, cheap but sturdy and the same for the lenses, I see sufficient sales! Maybe me included. :)

Customers in a studio feel reassured seeing "Nikon" or "Hasselblad" in big letters in front of them. "Zenit" just doesn't have that same cachet.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 23:32 UTC

Zenit + Leica? The end of the world is nigh :)

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 23:22 UTC as 50th comment
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pro photo 2011: This kind of comment reminds me of Steve Ballmer when he was asked about Microsoft's cell phone operating system in comparison to market leaders Apple and Google. It is this head-in-the-sand vision that got Nikon here. SLR digital camera sales are declining EVERY year! If Nikon doesn't change, others will change it. Actually, others (Sony, Fujifilm, Panasonic, and Olympus) have been doing that for a few years already!

On the bulk issue, just yesterday I was kayaking with a friend with an Olympus E-M1 around my neck. He asked, "Can you get a camera like that that's not so bulky?". Go figure!

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 03:17 UTC
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sofukinwhat: Both Nikon and Canon, if you make a ff mirrorless camera please add an adapter free with the camera so we can use those lens that we paid dearly for...Thanks

This lens issue is exactly why Nikon and Canon stuck with FF when then they went from 35mm film to digital. Their livery of lenses was simply too large to change. Maybe it still is.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2017 at 03:08 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (564 comments in total)
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Glen Barrington: I just noticed, the design aesthetics of this camera is quite beautiful. It will likely be one of the most physically attractive cameras on the market!

Agreed! I have an E-M1 but if a newbie friend asked if they should get one, I would say, "No! Get the E-M10 definitely."

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 23:10 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (564 comments in total)
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james s. kennedy: Seattle is beautiful and I wished I lived there. Oh wait, I do! Bellevue, actually. There are a lot of beautiful areas in the US, and thanks to Uncle Sam, I lived in a lot of them. And then, there is the Bible Belt. Helps to understand why the Bible was created in a desolate desert.

Enjoyed the photos, and my wife and I try to figure out the vantage point. Expect a lotta wannabe critics.

Love your "desolate desert" comment. You forgot about the rust belt. How are they going BTW? Is life getting better? :/

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 23:02 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (564 comments in total)

I agree with the "radioactive" look in I-Auto mode. However, ironically, many of us religiously shoot in raw "natural" mode then in PP, add "punch" ending up with something not unlike your "radioactive" look. I guess one's own radioactive look is always better than someone else's :)

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2017 at 22:57 UTC as 76th comment | 1 reply
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CX Bob: No accommodation for a Gitzo Traveler tripod, or even a matching tripod case?
What's WRONG with these people? ( :

Thanks zakk9, I found it. Very impressed. Not sure if my Gitzo will fit. I'll have to check.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2017 at 09:12 UTC
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CX Bob: No accommodation for a Gitzo Traveler tripod, or even a matching tripod case?
What's WRONG with these people? ( :

It's not that I didn't bother, it's that I didn't see them. Still can't. Are you referring to the Manfrotto website?

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 05:43 UTC
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CX Bob: No accommodation for a Gitzo Traveler tripod, or even a matching tripod case?
What's WRONG with these people? ( :

Incredible isn't it? I've long complained about camera bags without tripod straps.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 23:57 UTC

I'm so disillusioned to learn that Gitzo is owned by Manfrotto. Anyway, if these bags are half as good as their tripods they should be really good. However, I wonder how "genuine Italian leather" make it a better bag, more expensive certainly but better?

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2017 at 23:49 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply

What a shame. I really liked them, great international service, products and prices. I must admit my spider senses pricked up when they made a point of saying they don't take orders on the Sabbath. Who does that? I'll still use them but I think I'll be looking for better bargains.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 10:15 UTC as 26th comment | 3 replies
On article Advertising vs reality: microSD memory card speed test (73 comments in total)

We have had Ultra, Ultra Plus, Extreme and Extreme Pro. I wonder what new meaningless superlative the marketing minions come up with next :)

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2017 at 22:59 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Advertising vs reality: microSD memory card speed test (73 comments in total)
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Dr_Jon: This is nearly irrelevant as what you actually mostly care about is how fast they are in your camera, which varies wildly with camera. It's nice to have fast read speed for when you put the card in a card reader, but less waiting when shooting photos is usually much more important. For example in-camera speeds:
https://www.cameramemoryspeed.com/nikon-d500/sd-and-xqd-card-speed-test/
Or speeds for a single Micro-SD card between cameras:
https://www.cameramemoryspeed.com/reviews/sd-cards/lexar-professional-1800x-uhs-ii-32gb-microsdhc-memory-card/
Nikon D500 148.5MB/s
Sony A6300 35.5MB/s

I agree. I bought two Lexar cards that perfectly matched the card specification as shown in the camera's manual. The camera is an Olympus E-M1. Both cards had issues. They worked most of the time but occasionally produced corrupted files. I later found an Olympus verified card compatibility table buried somewhere on their web site. The Lexar cards weren't listed. I bought some SanDisk cards that were listed and haven't had a issue since. What I'm saying is that for photographers, unless the test is done with the camera one owns, the results are of limited interest. A different camera may produce quite different results. Nevertheless, it's an interesting article and highlights buyer beware.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 09:19 UTC

Ha ha! Imagine if China's military was using US manufactured drones. They would be riddled with spyware nanochips embedded in the plastic body etc. Did they really think Chinese manufactured drones destined for the US military would be any different?

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2017 at 00:05 UTC as 27th comment
On article Humor: The 'horrifying' truth about radioactive lenses (176 comments in total)

Just look at the great images of polar auroras we get on this site now and again. This is the sort of stuff that rains down on us every day. When life first crawled out of the primordial soup it was hit with much worse but it did OK to go on and produce us. A Geiger clicky lens is not going to do anything. Try putting a Geiger counter near any glow-in-the-dark toy and listen to the clicks.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 04:40 UTC as 18th comment
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justmeMN: So, did Nikon purchase their shutters from the lowest bidder, rather than a supplier that could have offered higher quality?

Attempts to cut costs often end up doing the exact opposite.

One always choses the lowest bidder. If the quality is not what one expected, the fault is in the specification and/or the tender evaluation process, not the choice of the lowest bidder.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 23:58 UTC

It's unfortunate the news has come out like it has. Those that were about to buy a new body might want to hold off a bit.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2017 at 07:27 UTC as 50th comment

I would find these attractive but only if the glass proves to be exceptional.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 23:16 UTC as 38th comment | 4 replies
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