Rouseabout

Lives in Australia Australia
Joined on Dec 16, 2011

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Toemel: BTW 1: I wonder how this Guetzli compares to the "JPEG mini"-software?
BTW 2: Guetzli is a term used in several Swiss-German dialects esp. in the NE of the country, and mind you, it stands for COOKIE ;)

Don't feel bad Tony. I was in Vienna and when a slightly flustered looking man stopped me, clearly seeking directions. I politely apologised in English telling him I didn't speak his language. Quite upset he replied "I'm speaking English, I'm American!" Haha I wonder how many people had done the same to the poor fellow

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 12:11 UTC
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (882 comments in total)
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Rouseabout: I like both for different reasons and I agree with everyone on the relative pros and cons of each. Though I'm surprised there was no mention of battery life.

Well, that must been a little inconvenient!

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 19:31 UTC
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (882 comments in total)

I like both for different reasons and I agree with everyone on the relative pros and cons of each. Though I'm surprised there was no mention of battery life.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 11:41 UTC as 361st comment | 2 replies
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electrophoto: Shame the 10" model doesn't go beyond 4GB RAM, in 2017, this I simply fail to understand... RAM is still crucial to performance... and it has gotten really a lot cheaper, so why limit a 10" model to 4GB... especially if I could hook it up to an ext. monitor, etc...
I for one am still looking for a 10" ultra portable with 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD and preferably a decent CPU and OK GPU...

The only reason the functionality is limited is because the hardware is limited.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 06:24 UTC
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justmeMN: "We want to be number one in the overall ILC market"

2016 was Canon's 14th consecutive year of being #1 in worldwide ILC market share, so that's not exactly a "stretch goal". :-)

Excuse multiple posts. Connection problems...

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 19:54 UTC
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justmeMN: "We want to be number one in the overall ILC market"

2016 was Canon's 14th consecutive year of being #1 in worldwide ILC market share, so that's not exactly a "stretch goal". :-)

"Having said that, overall we are looking to simply be number one the combined SLR and mirrorless market, offering a total package."

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 19:41 UTC
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justmeMN: "We want to be number one in the overall ILC market"

2016 was Canon's 14th consecutive year of being #1 in worldwide ILC market share, so that's not exactly a "stretch goal". :-)

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Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 19:07 UTC
On article Sense and Sensitivity (6 comments in total)
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Ruy Penalva: That was a good manner to not explain clearly what ISO means. Better, and simply, would be to say that ISO is the boost the software gives on the sensor to fit adequately aperture and shutter speed chosen in such a way as to result in an usable shot.

+1 for an update Richard. I would also be interested to read how you relate the differences between the standards different brands use To determine the amplification. I think canikon and maybe Sony are similar while Fuji and Olympus are using a different(?) standard. The other brands...? Do you think a quick reference comparison table might be doable?

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 15:50 UTC
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AndroC: Hello DPReview, "Scott McCook is a native Australian" - here in Australia this means he is an indigenous Australian, the first people. I may be wrong but he looks fairly European to me. I am NOT trying to be irritatingly politically correct, but the line caught my attention due to the fact that the indigenous peoples here are heavily suppressed and disenfranchised and I was wondering how such a person could afford helicopter flights (this thought in itself is probably wrong of me!) There's a fantastic ancient tradition of indigenous painting here, really special. But sadly, little or no photographic tradition amongst those people. Please take this in the spirit it is intended, purely a clarification of terms.

Wonderful photos of our great Australian continent.

I agree the term in Australia refers to indigenous peoples and while I'd go as far as saying they remain extremely disenfranchised and disadvantaged, the rest of the comment is mere politically correct rhetoric. Some aboriginal people do have pilot licenses, have access to helicopters and most of the suppression now unfortunately comes from within their community, intitutional suppression ended a long time ago. It's an extremely sensitive and complex topic only made worse by unchecked emotional rhetoric from all sides.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 15:02 UTC
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quietrich: This type of aerial 'landscape' is so past it's sell by date. Decorative though it can be, it doesn't add anything to what's been done so many times before (Burtynsky, Maisel etc.).
Also the pretentious 'environmental' angle just doesn't stand up - the carbon footprint of each of these images is phenomenal.
"to illustrate the impacts that industry can have on the world around us" - by producing images of the 'toxic sublime' to hang in the corporate headquarters of global capital. I know that many will disagree, but in my opinion this stuff is both artistically and ideologically redundant.

Link to your original portfolio?

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 15:44 UTC

I was abducted by government agents after I bought an unauthorised lens for photographing the moon. I discovered that the moon we all see is in fact a hologram created by an intergovernmental alliance to coverup the truth of what they are really doing on moon. In 1969 the US and Soviet governments discovered a giant asteroid on a collision course with earth due in September 2021. They have since been siphoning military dollars away to finance the building of a mega Luna interstella ship to carry the power elites to another solar system where it's believed they'll find another planet rich in life similar to Earth.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2017 at 21:24 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply

This is hardly new, any pro will tell you if it's not canon, Nikon or larger format it's probably only meant for the uninformed or forum geek market

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 17:51 UTC as 120th comment | 2 replies
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2016 (270 comments in total)
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SammyToronto: How can the Olympus E-M1 II be second overall to the Nikon D500 while it's beaten by another camera, i.e. the Fuji X-T2, in its own category?

Not that the world is going to come to an end or anything, but you know what photog forum geeks are like ;)

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 15:58 UTC
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2016 (270 comments in total)
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SammyToronto: How can the Olympus E-M1 II be second overall to the Nikon D500 while it's beaten by another camera, i.e. the Fuji X-T2, in its own category?

Sammy has a good point. Regardless of any innovation category, logic seems to be amiss. While I see how you've only put catagory winners up for the overall award, it does imply that a camera deemed not as good in the high end ilc market is a better product overall than the camera deemed better. So DpReview please remove confusion and tell us which product is better overall, the xt2 or OMD m2.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 15:38 UTC
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2016 (270 comments in total)
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Rouseabout: I think this is rigged! I tried the D500 and every shot had bad lighting and composition. Sony does lighting and composition better

I checked World Press Photo awards and Sony World Photography awards and I have to admit I was wrong. Canon has the best compositions, nothing comes close. The numbers don't lie. I really don't understand why some people dispute the clear compositional superiority of some cameras over others when composition is arguably more important than a cameras colour palate, Snr, fps, shot to shot time etc.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2016 at 23:43 UTC
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2016 (270 comments in total)
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TN Args: Part 2
2. It's a sexist, 'boys-own' choice, and for that I strongly criticize DPR. Its forte is BIF and sports action, for which a minimum lens to reap the AF reward is something like the Nik 200-500 making a 3.2 kg / 7 lb package. That is not acceptable IMO and I discount macho stories of hand-holding such a combo for any length of time (and it is a minimum practical zoom for the job, many weigh much more). The occasional dedicated female staffer's willingness to tote such a weight is not an effective counter to the core seriousness of this problem. Far too many female photographers would be unable to consider this camera practical for hand-held use, and adding a tripod of the substance needed for this type of combo is actually an exacerbation, not a solution. The effective exclusion, or discounting, of the needs of female photographers (and by extension many male photographers too -- like I say, I discount macho/hero tales of strength and endurance) is sexist. It's as simple as that.

Ruffled some PC feathers?

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2016 at 11:13 UTC
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2016 (270 comments in total)
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Rouseabout: I think this is rigged! I tried the D500 and every shot had bad lighting and composition. Sony does lighting and composition better

@mosswings Perhaps you got lucky with sample variation.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2016 at 10:33 UTC
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2016 (270 comments in total)
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whensly: I've owned and used a lot of these cameras but I still have NO idea wha an ILC is?

You're saying it wrong! ;)

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2016 at 10:20 UTC
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2016 (270 comments in total)

I think this is rigged! I tried the D500 and every shot had bad lighting and composition. Sony does lighting and composition better

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2016 at 21:22 UTC as 55th comment | 9 replies
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2016 (270 comments in total)
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whensly: I've owned and used a lot of these cameras but I still have NO idea wha an ILC is?

ilc
noun
a type of person or thing similar to one already referred to.
"the veiled suggestions that reporters of his ilc seem to be so good at"
synonyms: type, sort, class, category, group, set, bracket, genre, kidney, grain, species, race, strain, vintage, make, model, brand, stamp, variety, family
"Mrs Taylor and her ilc talk utter tripe"

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2016 at 21:03 UTC
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