Jacob the Photographer

Jacob the Photographer

Lives in Australia Northern NSW, Australia
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at http://www.bataviaphotos.com
Joined on Jun 10, 2012
About me:

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I hope you win Carol.
The fact that you shared your work for fee for all to enjoy does not give a 'company' like Getty Image the right to charge money at all. On top of that not crediting you as the creator of the images is wrong wrong wrong.

If need be the entire photographers community should chip in a few dollars each to assist you in the law suit. 'Kickstarter' - 'GoFundMe' ?
I hope you win - I'm on your side from Australia !

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2016 at 03:11 UTC as 50th comment | 2 replies
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

Being not the very youngest anymore I often deplored those 'fancy' grey text on darker background. But really like the classy appearance of this site with white on black. But I can understand that people less lucky with their eyes as I am (I still read without glasses) and with certain sensory difficulties prefer black on white.
There is however a known rule that tells that a little off-white with a not 100% black text is easier on the eyes.

In the mid 1970's I worked in a university photo studio in Amsterdam where we had to produce transparencies of black and white graphics and text. They were used in the Uni theatre for lectures. I had to make the transparencies in medium to dark blue with a white text. At the time there was a 'scientific evidence' that this combination was the easiest to read and never caused fatigue on the eyes.
Interesting to know is that the projector was a prehistoric machine with electric arc light. Like that from an electric welding unit.

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 22:49 UTC as 330th comment
On article What's missing? Ming Thein on the state of mirrorless (744 comments in total)

I started professional photography in 1977, as such might have used many cameras. The best Film camera I had was the Nikon F3: it had only the essentials to make a photo, they lasted me 20 years+. When digital came I got 'lost', to complicated, to short battery life.

Most digital cameras can do with less buttons: why separate AF/AE lock buttons when pressing the release button half-way does it, why a separate preview button when pressing the + button could start the preview as well, why a OK button when holding the MENU button longer can do the same? etc.

A great accessory to all cameras would be a full width battery to be attached to the bottom of the camera integrated in the design - with maximum battery capacity - (not a huge battery grip for the same tiny camera battery), with enough capacity to last say 3000 exposures. That way the purpose of the smallness of a camera is not defied by having to carry extra batteries and a charger.

My bottom line would be: "less is more".

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 22:21 UTC as 101st comment | 4 replies
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cesaregal: It's a professional wide-angle lens.
We need a professional 4/3 camera
to balance weight and quality.

I hope Schneider give us a
professional wide-angle lens,
autofocus, for FF (Nikon/Canon).

PART 2: The results I make will sella as good as my other images. And believe me I sold, just look at my property at paradiseforsale.com.au or my photo site bataviaphotos.com for evidence. If you feel comfortable with a camera, if it makes you happy, than go for it. For example : I hated Hasselblad , could not work with it , loved Rolleiflex , same for Canon , recently won a Canon 5d MarkII in a photocompetion , could not sell it quick enough. Does that make those hated cameras bad or even unprofessional ? NO !! They are very good cameras , the combination me + Hasselblad / Canon was wrong. A professional camera is a camera that is a tool that makes you money. Undeniable , the camera should perform and last. Which makes an interesting point: A Nikon D4 is rated for some 300000 shots , the Olympus OM-D for 100000 ... at 1/4 of the price and less than half size and weight. So I carry two or three soon. Happy as a pig in the mud with my little pro. Cheers to you all ... happy shooting !!

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2012 at 23:17 UTC
In reply to:

cesaregal: It's a professional wide-angle lens.
We need a professional 4/3 camera
to balance weight and quality.

I hope Schneider give us a
professional wide-angle lens,
autofocus, for FF (Nikon/Canon).

The definition of a professional camera: A camera that makes images that sell.... does that mean we can send our camera on assignment and stay in the comfort of our home ? ... Nope ... thus it is the combination of camera and photographer. If that combination sells we got the definition. Regardless if it is a Holga or a Sinar + person. Over my 40 years of making a living only with cameras I have lugged probably more kilos of equipment around as most of us. Started my career against all odds with Leica M3 in the early '70s. Made most of my money with Sinar and Rolleiflex 6006 and Nikon F3 , ditched all my big gear (Nikon D2x was nearly replaced by the Nikon D4 recently...) over the years, just bought a Olympus OM-D to which I mount a variety of lenses, the oldest my 1954 Leitz 50mm 1.5 , and a Olympus 300mm auto T 4.5 and some new glass, without reservation I dare to state : this is a professional camera! It is the combination of camera + person that sets the definition, nothing else.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2012 at 23:14 UTC
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