Gerard Hoffnung

Joined on Oct 17, 2011


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ovatab: practical in following cases:

1. dementia
2. hangover
3. concussion
4. dog/cat/wallaby cam - needs a bumper
5. heated discussions with law enforcement officials
6. crush
7. brawl
8. any combination of above options

The dementia use could be really useful as it can be remotely accessed, finding some-one who has wandered away could make the difference between life and death. Thank you for pointing out that use, I'm not sure that would have occurred to me.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 15:33 UTC
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JordanAT: Half of these comments are from photographers who take pictures of people all the time in public with their fancy cameras with no thought to the privacy desires of the people around them, but turn the lens on them and it's all "1984" and "I'll shove your camera where the sun don't shine."

You should be glad that most people don't feel about your photography like you feel about theirs, or you'd spend a lot of time with your multi-thousand dollar cameras smashed on curbs.

Woah!, calm down a little. The law in most coutries says you can have little expectation of privacy in public spaces and that photographers can take photos of pretty much anyone anywhere. There are some obvious restrictions and this little article presents some guidlines.
Good photographers are sensitive to public perception and and act accordingly but there will always be the clowns who have no social skills that mess things up for everyone. If you're in public you're part of the landscape and can generally be photographed.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 15:24 UTC
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Mssimo: f11 is for old timers or hippies shooting film.

@DtEW Oblivious troll would be more like it :)

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 22:17 UTC
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Henry McA: He is a photographer, of course he looks at pictures of "scantily clad" women - it´s his job. For someone from outside the university it is understandable to react to these "entitled save space retards" the way he did.

Yake, "alleged actions and statements" So we don't have the whole story yet but I must admit it doesn't sound good for him.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2017 at 13:53 UTC
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maxnimo: Sounds to me like the image is held in a buffer, then auto-edited in the camera, and then saved onto an SD card.

The title makes it sound like a bagel can be eaten before it's baked.

"The title makes it sound like a bagel can be eaten before it's baked."
But can it tell me the winner of the 4:30 at Belmont before the race :)

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 23:10 UTC

This is great news for all those professional photographers that plan on using their iPhone 7 for wedding photography. /s :)

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 14:17 UTC as 14th comment
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cosinaphile: I genuinely believe phones without headphone jacks should be ostracised ... further id like to see folks who were considering this phone let Motorola know copying apple caused you to buy elsewhere

i will not buy a phone or tablet without sd support or a headphone jack

i also am a lillte bit hmmmmm about all theses specs and descriptions and this very important point is ignored

i really enjoy dpr .... but this little thing has shaved off a tinge of trust they might have otherwise retained

it raises questions about the balance of interests between readers and advertisers
hiding this served neither interest in my left with a very mild ....very slight sense of betrayal here

I couldn't agree more. My next smart phone has to have SD support, headphone jack and a replaceable battery. I don't care if that makes it a few millimetres thicker just give me something that has reasonable longevity. I don't want, and can't afford, to be replacing a phone every couple of years. I'm currently looking to replace my 5 year old Nexus 4 but I'm struggling to find something that fits my requirements.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 01:41 UTC
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Alex Efimoff: Typical Instagram.
Trying to read stories from the illustrations but miserably failing every time.

Why does there have to be a story, can't you just enjoy these whimsical images for what they are.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2017 at 21:37 UTC
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PhotoUniverse: Ghana?

The latest hotbed of technology I guess :)

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2017 at 21:46 UTC
On article Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM sample gallery (101 comments in total)
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DoubleDash: And no one thinks this lens performs well?

I think the first pictures look really good and sharp

@biza43 Yes, that caught my eye too (groan) Never mention the word wrinkle to a lady though, those are "character lines" :)

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 14:40 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (950 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Canon T-90 would be my vote

I agree but I am biased as I still have my T90.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 14:29 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (950 comments in total)

Currently sitting in my film camera collection is my first SLR a Kodak Retina Reflex an Olympus XA and a Canon T90. I've had a few other film cameras but these are the ones I just couldn't let go of.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 21:11 UTC as 242nd comment
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I own 128 cameras: You guys are wimps at DPReview. I lived for 25 years in Vancouver, BC. We use to visit Seattle for a Sunny day.

Stop your wining!

I spent the month of May in Vancouver Expo year (1986). It rained almost every day that year for a May total of 7 inches but I still got out with my camera and got some great photos. Used a small collapsible umbrella a lot. I grew up on one of the wetter parts of the UK and if you let rain stop you doing things you would basically be a shut-in.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2017 at 15:13 UTC
On article LG G6 comes with dual-cam and 18:9 FullVision display (69 comments in total)
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RedFox88: Their name is a non starter. You should never stumble over a product name. LG G6. The ..G G... is the problem. They can't say G6 because nobody knows who would have made that unlike the iPhone or s7.

When I was 4 years old I used to say gee-gee every time I saw a horse.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 20:29 UTC
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MistaHaid: nice, but heavily photoshopped! There is no colour under water.

Apparently you have never snorkeled or scuba-ed under the right conditions.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 01:09 UTC
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ThatCamFan: I would also like to point out Reynisfjara in Iceland (the black beach)
People keep going there to close to the sea where we have worlds most dangerous sneaker waves.
Guess what they do? They won't just pull you out to sea. they will actually keep you down and drown you in a mix of water & sand and you cant escape even if you know how to swim.
We have people loosing they're lifes every year and people nearly being pulled out DAILY!

We have put up tons of signs and even giant ones and people keep ignoring them, if you get pulled out NOBODY is trying to save you.

From earlier this year

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 19:00 UTC
On article Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next? (300 comments in total)
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Vegetable Police: Kit lenses are lame. There has never been a good photo in the history of the world taken with a kit lens. You need at least f1.8 or you might as well just throw your camera in the trash. When I see someone taking a picture, I ask them if that's the kit lens. If they say yes, I throw my tea at their camera in hopes to short circuit the lens and save them the hassle of having to look at those awful pictures.

Unfortunately, some of these lenses are now weather sealed. I find a combination of tea and sand still works pretty well though.

One of the more useless comments I have seen lately. Not only elitist but also hopelessly inaccurate.
Petapixel took on this issue and you might want to read it.
Here is one line from the article
"First of all, the sharpness and resolution of all modern kit lenses are nothing short of excellent."
The article here is intended for beginners not experts and I hope they (beginners) listen to DPReview and not be put off by comments such as yours.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2017 at 16:33 UTC
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Aberaeron: Wow, so much armchair criticism it's unreal!

One of the highlights of this video for me is the pronunciation, by an American, of the word 'Nikon', heard about 75% through to the end, in the European English way. Nik-on, rather than the usual 'Mercan way of Nike-on.

"most people in the US think America is a country not a continent"
That's probably because America, or more correctly the USA, IS a country and not a continent. It is part of the continent of North America.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 16:11 UTC
On article DJI reportedly takes majority stake in Hasselblad (190 comments in total)
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Flashback: You just can't help thinking that all they want is the historic Hasselblad brand name. Hope I'm wrong though.

Thank you for that information. The acquisition, if it takes place, makes much more sense now.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2017 at 21:12 UTC
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Jeff Peterman: The problem with most of this type of bag is the weight. Making it from leather and making it "flexible" adds a lot of weight. I prefer my Thinktank UD60 with backpack kit - light and flexible. But not stylish enough for a "hipster."

It took some digging but there is a FAQ at the very bottom of this page that gives the weight.
I'm sceptical that a bag with so many features can come in that light, I have an inexpensive but well made canvas messenger bag that weighs nearly 1Kg.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2016 at 16:17 UTC
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