photophile

photophile

Lives in United Kingdom UK, United Kingdom
Works as a Science/Technology
Joined on Nov 10, 2004
About me:

To live & learn. Then live some more :-)

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On article Instax goes luxury with Michael Kors collaboration (46 comments in total)

?!??!?

Wonder if David Bailey ever designed luxury clothes....

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 08:00 UTC as 7th comment

It would have to be (both) hands....preferrably attached to strong arms.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 14:36 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On article Olympus PEN E-PL8 First Impressions Review (70 comments in total)

Bit strange. Hardly any change from the EPL-5.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 08:17 UTC as 13th comment

Yikes!! Where did THIS come from ? I had no idea it was possible to get so wound up about....cameras.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 16:24 UTC as 261st comment | 1 reply
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon PowerShot Pro70 (110 comments in total)

I wonder how long it took from the invention of digital imaging - to pointing the contraption at a cat! The two seem to be locked in an evolutionary vanity race - no sooner is a new camera announced, than the first cat to be pictured with it appears. I think its what keeping the imaging industry on its...paws.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 08:07 UTC as 24th comment | 3 replies
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Alphaloki: "After finding your anchor points and running the cables between the two points, the system is tightened using a winch – no tools required." Isn't a winch a tool?? I mean, I've never seen anyone pull a winch out of their ...ummm, shirt. :)

Didn't homonyms become extinct around 6 million years a go ?

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 12:25 UTC

Really good feature set, really uninspired design.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 12:04 UTC as 126th comment

Some of the trolling/vitriol might have been avoided by changing just one word in the title:

"So, you don't care about the iPhone 7? Here are 10 reasons why you COULD."

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 15:45 UTC as 202nd comment | 2 replies

OK. But "Automat" sounds like a place you take your car to be serviced.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 19:04 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

Didn't Lytro already do this ?

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 12:30 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies

OK. So basically they´ve re-invented the Pub: a place that serves alcoholic beverages and often has a theme - but no one's really that interested in the theme - just the drinks.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 07:55 UTC as 5th comment

Does't really look like a smile, or a grin to me. Just the effect of effort to stay in front. Still, kudos for having the audacity to glance at the competition instead of focusing ahead.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2016 at 14:37 UTC as 66th comment | 5 replies
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Akpinxit: well ..., the single point of photo camera is lost in these dusty shelves...

which is what ? To take photos ?? He's a collector, not a photographer.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2016 at 20:37 UTC
On article Corel PaintShop Pro X9 arrives with improved workflow (45 comments in total)

I tried the 30 day free trial version of PSP8 Pro earlier this year. Though there was no dedicated RAW converter, I could still open and edit/process RAW files from my Olympus EPL-6 without problems - and of course, you can then save as TIFF (16 bit) or JPEG. Overall, it was quite a comprehensive package with a couple of excellent tools (eg clarify and fix faded photo).

The only things I didn't like were the slightly clunky straightening and perspective distorsion correction tools.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2016 at 12:31 UTC as 7th comment

People have been saying for years.....give us a digital version of the Trip-35!!

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 12:59 UTC as 135th comment | 1 reply
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Pixnat2: "Whatever the reason, I implore you, Olympus, bring back the clamshell!"

They did it in 2001 : Olympus C-1 (https://www.dpreview.com/articles/4137741210/olympusc1), a 1 Mpix camera ;-)

But +100 for a modern 1" digital Mju or XA !

There were a couple of more digital clam-shell offerings from Olympus in 2002 - at 2MP.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 12:57 UTC
On article Getty employs robots for underwater shots in Rio (41 comments in total)

White balance must have been off - water's actually blue, rather than green.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2016 at 19:40 UTC as 16th comment | 4 replies
On article A photographer's guide to Cuba (45 comments in total)
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MikeF4Black: Interesting images, although, apparently no escaping the old American cars. That's become quite boring, as if a country is defined by only that repetitive feature.

Agreed! How many shots of Beg Ben do we need to prove the shoot took place in London,...ditto Eiffel Tower/Paris, or passengers on roof of train/India etc. There has to be more to Cuba - or any place for that matter beyond the "key defining- archetypal-stereotypical look-where-I've-been" feature. Even the dimly lit thread-bare bar with owner shot is becoming boring - in colour or black and white!

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2016 at 16:27 UTC
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agentul: by why?

how many Ks do you need to watch anime and batsu games?

I suppose its going to go up like computer memory - 16K, then 32, 64, 128 etc. ..and it will never be enough.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 12:19 UTC

Seem to recall the F31fd (might have been a later release) having impressive low light (max ISO 3200!!) performance - at full 6MP resolution. They were still holding their value up until 2010.

In fact, Dpreview wrote: "...the F31fd blows away all its competitors at anything over ISO 200, which is no mean feat."

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 12:43 UTC as 66th comment | 9 replies
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