munro harrap

munro harrap

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Well I have an LG G4 and it outdoes ANY iPhone still, but is nowhere near as good as an old Nokia 1020, or even better, 808 with a biggish sensor. Even the one I use for calls the Nokia N8 from 2010 has a 12MP sensor covered by an f2.8 Zeiss Tessar that produces good enough results, but hey Dpreview, as NOBODY is developing single lenses on single MFT sensors in smartphones, I'll keep hold of my Sony E mounts thanks, because the sole advantage a mobile phone has over other cameras is enormous depth of field, and even this goes away with the larger Nokia sensors. So please DO campaign for a return to form for Nokia and every other maker willing to put a decent-sized sensor into a cameraphone, as I can take certain photographs BETTER with a 1020 Nokia than is possible with APS-C or Full frame equivalents.

I do sincerely hope however, that you are not merely promoting the latest very expensive batch of little nasties?

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 14:03 UTC as 292nd comment
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munro harrap: The Buddha on women "Avoid them!"

The best thing you could do is go and find him, avoiding women (ie relationships-he was addressing his monks) being a necessary part of that Grail Quest, got it?

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 13:48 UTC
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munro harrap: I was let go from a uni job due simply to the fact that I was off work with severe hay fever/asthsma at assessment time.

As to more reality, noone should loose their job just because they call students names, or fail their incompetent efforts, or fancy a student or two, no. The reason you SHOULD get fired is being a lousy teacher, and that's that, and should be all.

Universities are not known for their intelligence generally. Here they elected a rascist Principal and in Psychology reckon implanting electrodes into rats brains is OK, because "rats are incapable of experiencing pain". I wont bore you with more!!

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 13:44 UTC
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munro harrap: I was let go from a uni job due simply to the fact that I was off work with severe hay fever/asthsma at assessment time.

As to more reality, noone should loose their job just because they call students names, or fail their incompetent efforts, or fancy a student or two, no. The reason you SHOULD get fired is being a lousy teacher, and that's that, and should be all.

no-one, noone, none, as in no-one of us can imagine why you waste your time here

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 13:38 UTC

The Buddha on women "Avoid them!"

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 09:52 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
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munro harrap: I was let go from a uni job due simply to the fact that I was off work with severe hay fever/asthsma at assessment time.

As to more reality, noone should loose their job just because they call students names, or fail their incompetent efforts, or fancy a student or two, no. The reason you SHOULD get fired is being a lousy teacher, and that's that, and should be all.

First of all, fancy a student or two is something that frequently happens at universities and colleges and since all students are (allegedly!) adults, that is fine by them since both male and female students and teachers do on occasion fancy each other AND become involved with each other, and this folks, in the real world, is normal, is usual, and is how many of us came to exist in the first place!! "Noone" is an indeterminate asexual quantity of people, so in England saying "their" is grammatically completely correct. There are countries whose English is a bastardization of ours, and areas of the UK where grammar is indeed strange and unpredictable. Here, for example, the spellchecker comes on if I write realize or bastardization but both ARE correct. You can use an s or a z, (pronounced Zed!, and not Zee!). so "their" you go!!

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 09:48 UTC

I was let go from a uni job due simply to the fact that I was off work with severe hay fever/asthsma at assessment time.

As to more reality, noone should loose their job just because they call students names, or fail their incompetent efforts, or fancy a student or two, no. The reason you SHOULD get fired is being a lousy teacher, and that's that, and should be all.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 23:06 UTC as 10th comment | 15 replies

And, dontya know, it costs no more to make something great- the same parts, the same time, the same materials, probably the same technicians at the same computers-so you do NEED to ask yourselves whats going on? Because as ultimate optical quality is always possible, there need be no Mk I or MkII versions, its not sensor tech, its lens tech, and there are sharper lenses than these from decades ago already (Leitz and Hasselblad and Mamiya zooms) so this is again another severe case of programmed obsolescence.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 22:59 UTC as 1st comment

And the m,anual focus difficulties on a Nikon mean that for me, even at £300 new I'd say NO. IF you cannot be bothered to design a lens that copies exactly the direction of both auto and manual focus you deserve to go out of business. I have and love my 17-50mm F2.8 VR Sigma on my 7100, but frankly if it were full-frame the errors would increase exponentially- why do I leave it at home when its handier than the D8xxx? Sigma miss-focussing, oh yeah!!!

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 22:52 UTC as 2nd comment

Well people, what to say. The COST!! The staggering nerve of companies hiking prices to the extent they are. I just checked new UK prices for the Mk 1 Tamron 247 against the new Mk II and its as bad - a rise from £750 to £1250 for more or less exactly the same thing-since unless you are in critically sharp focus , even if there is somewhere actual improvement there's no way you are going to see it above say, my trusty 24-85 VR Nikkor- cost £170 almost new 2years ago, when even then paying almost £500 for the 24-70mm f2.8 IF EX DG Sigma was rightly regarded as an act of insanity (it still is)
Its got to stop.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 22:43 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Sigma SD Quattro H Review (637 comments in total)

What guys need to do is quite simply produce it with, Canon, Nikon and Sony E mount. I do not say this lightly, but as a second body for certain work-which IS what it is , this machine will not sell in sufficient quantity as all of us use Sigma lenses in other mounts and VERY MUCH resent having to duplicate lenses as the mount is utterly incompatible with everything else.
We started buying the lenses when they got good a few years ago, but we did not buy the bodies as they were totally naff, or had fixed lenses for each body as the ultimate non-choice rip-off and tiny batteries that last around a half an hour!
That said could DPreview STOP sharpening their sample jpegs? As here there are striations in the car and grain in the dome shadows at 100iso that might not otherwise be there. NO sharpening gives a level playing field fair for all images, thankyou.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 21:12 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply

You could upgrade to a pro body secondhand instead, or a 5D MkIII with a year's warranty, which to me makes just more sense

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2017 at 12:40 UTC as 86th comment

Looking at the posts here might help us understand the problem that led to my leaving photojournalism completely many years ago: the effect it has on your mind.
Locally talk like this can get you hounded out of your community for a nothing, for a chinese whisper exchanged between bored neighbours. But here and on the rest of the web, and in newspapers such published defamatory gossip is far worse.

Its a kids game called pin the tail on the donkey- and then its a pinata with you as the broken toy kids have tired of fooling around with.

To quote the Man "God forgive them for they know not what they do!"

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2017 at 08:58 UTC as 41st comment

Right people, time to die!! First what are Dpreview doing muckspreading against anyone? Hope he sues you. Second, innocent UNLESS PROVEN guilty, very important. Third, nobody accused of anything should have their name revealed publicly until AFTER they have been tried, and then only if proven guilty, as the fall-out for their families, colleagues and themselves can be catastrophic.

This applies equally to all media and newspaper reports, as publishing allegations naming a party for whatever reason is intrinsically defamatory (agreed?) and is therefore the crime of Libel.

You all may refuse to face up to this, like Trump and the Washington Post etc, but it is nonetheless true, as even after an apology the named party is still publicly damaged by what has been alleged, true or not

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 17:53 UTC as 75th comment | 17 replies

So, do you get royalties from ad income like this when you post?

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 20:26 UTC as 5th comment | 3 replies

It's a dummies world: like the idea that schools use to stop you photographing concerts and sports days and outings- that we cant let you because you have not got their parents permission. Well folks, you may have kids, I may have kids, but THEY can withold consent themselves if they want to! We as parents do not either own children or the copyright to images taken of them by machines not under our direct control, and were I the judge the case would have IMMEDIATELY been thrown out of court with all costs ordered AGAINST Peta including compensating the photographer they were so cruelly trying to make a monkey out of!

By the way, the monkey gave us a photograph to enjoy. In the land of monkeys they dont think in dollar!

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 20:03 UTC as 17th comment

I'm so glad, I'm so glad, I'm so glad I'm glad, now we can phones to match our TV!!

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 19:57 UTC as 6th comment

There is no need to take photographs. Today I went to the shop for some milk without my camera. Earlier I had been all the way into the city without a camera- not even a phone!! I felt lost, yet happy to have lost 5 pounds weight !

Try it. You will learn something about us you may not have realised at all before. I am not going to tell you what that is, as for each of us it will be slightly different, but just humbly suggest it may enlighten you too

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 19:47 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies

There are reasons to believe this dishonest and manipulative woman should be scorned- or are there? It is not, after all The Tank's own fault if people refer to this rubbish as art, or pay millions of dollars for a little girlie snap that would get me accused of being a pervert (being a man has this effect automatically these days), no. Its you dummies, the public-whom she scorns, that she throws these further insults in the face of, and its you dummies own fault for being taken in/impressed!

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 18:50 UTC as 4th comment
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munro harrap: So far so-so. As of now no manufacturer is designing cameras properly. They have the shape still of film cameras, they have no fast SSD storage, they have lead-free circuits designed to cause them to fail, after about 8 years, according to both Canon and Nikon ( I checked with techeads by phone), and the majority are not at all weatherproofed despite the fact that a single water droplet causes permanent failure on occasion. Some companies battery life is so poor, you need a pocketful of batteries. Lenses are WORSE as they rely on computer corrections.

So since their inception only Sony has suceeded in breaking design moulds from film days, on occasion, for stills.

We are being kept at the very expensive Penny Farthing stage- At OUR expense, not theirs.

You both miss the point- wood for trees and all that. I have 70s Amplifiers that still work. I have film cameras that all still work perfectly even though the OM-1 and OM-2n are probably older than most OPs here. I have pre-2002 Auto-focus lenses that still work perfectly, but an AFS Nikkor has had to have a new motor, and the 2nd hand items you can buy rapidly lose their value.
A D800 new in 2012 was £2.4K. You can get one as new now for £750. Why-lead-free circuitry, nothing wrong with the camera that has not been superseded by anything radically better.

The EU does not know what it is deciding and like the Brexit-voted UK, was then, and still is incapable of thinking through consequences long-term. The consequences of the legislation impoverish us directly, shifting the balance of economic power eastward and making us dependent, entirely dependent on their economies and their politics. War is economic now.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 11:17 UTC
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