Boxbrownie

Lives in United Kingdom Retired to Cornwall, United Kingdom
Works as a Photographer (not any more)
Joined on Jul 9, 2002

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overzeetop: Photographers today just don't appreciate the warmth and visual depth you get on removable spinning media. Sure, there are filters, but solid state just loses the impact and wonder that a floppy drive can capture.

I get it :D

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2021 at 10:31 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Ricoh GR IIIx review (220 comments in total)
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Boxbrownie: I know it’s the new thing but being an old thing I much prefer a written review rather than sit through all the rambling (no offence intended) narration.

No need to comment upon my comment, as not trying to argue here, just my preference…..I think I have watched just one or two video reviews and not all the way through.

Just IMO.

I did say no need to comment, I’ll just wait for the written review of the Ricoh.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2021 at 10:54 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Ricoh GR IIIx review (220 comments in total)

I know it’s the new thing but being an old thing I much prefer a written review rather than sit through all the rambling (no offence intended) narration.

No need to comment upon my comment, as not trying to argue here, just my preference…..I think I have watched just one or two video reviews and not all the way through.

Just IMO.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2021 at 18:23 UTC as 52nd comment | 3 replies
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Djehuty: So Apple didn't consider some of their customers could be riders? Based Apple.

The phone will be fine in your pocket, Apple have found that some users are mounting their phones rigidly to the bike and are warning of the damage that can be caused…..it sounds like a sensible decision by Apple.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2021 at 17:48 UTC
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photography-lover: Photography is a journey and I would recommend every photographer who hasn’t tried it yet to experience large format.

It does really open doors and expands perception.

That’s not the point, if you only have 12/16/24 shots on a back you are more careful with your composition and learn to be more discerning, just viewing a large monitor and shooting another 100 shots of the same scene hoping to get a good one defeats the object.

Besides it’s quite difficult pugging a monitor into a 500 CM :)

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2021 at 09:10 UTC
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(unknown member): My vote for a Hasselblad 500cm.

Change the film magazine to a digital back and you have a very nice digital camera.

Why do you think a Hasselblad is hard to focus, I used them my whole career until going digital in the late 90’s and never had any issues with focus, focus is even easier on a half plate camera even though the image is inverted and peered at under a dark cloth with a crick in your neck ;)

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2021 at 11:45 UTC
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photography-lover: Photography is a journey and I would recommend every photographer who hasn’t tried it yet to experience large format.

It does really open doors and expands perception.

Probably the most valuable attribute would be using a waist level finder and it giving a very good method of learning about composition, an eye level finder on an SLR/DSLR is one thing but a waist level finder of 6x6cm really does concentrate the mind on the picture content before “snapping” the image.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2021 at 11:35 UTC
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Ilia Snopchenko: Donut boken on #2, is that a mirror lens? Actually my photography mentor owns a 1000/10 Rubinar and gets pretty rad photos with it sometimes, although they're technically not very good for sharpness etc.

Yes, tell tale of a cat lens.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2021 at 17:09 UTC
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DGrinb: The looks of old medium format cameras like Hasselblad or Mamiya always strike me. Always wanted to have one, but with the lack of time the whole "back to film" idea seems very convoluted to me.
I hope to get one with a digital back one day. That would be just awesome.

It wasn’t just the look, it was the sound and feel of the Blad shutter, you knew it was going to be a good shot.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2021 at 17:51 UTC
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Jon555: Always (IMHO) get a Canon A1 instead of an AE1, plus why no mention of the Rollei TLRs???
Or the subset of Oly SLR cameras that didn't eat their batteries for lunch... :-)
(Tho just ignore any David Baily adverts...)

Ah yes the Canon A1....cough, cough.....if you had one you’d know ;)

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2021 at 17:49 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Canon Powershot Zoom Review (82 comments in total)
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JasonTheBirder: In my opinion as someone who regularly identifies birds in the field and seen ~500 species of birds (a small number actually in the world of birding), I would be wary of using this device for ID purposes. I wish I could test it myself, but from the IQ seen here, it seems like it would make similar species identifications too ambiguous. There just doesn't seem to be enough detail for even casual birding.

Are you thinking of selling your house?

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2021 at 17:27 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Canon Powershot Zoom Review (82 comments in total)
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Magnumdarkstar: I just dont see a market for this. A big enough market to make a good return on capital invested in this.

Aha now you have me interested :)

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2021 at 17:22 UTC

Wot.....no Spotmatic?

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2020 at 18:29 UTC as 13th comment
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Boxbrownie: Certainly not a new innovation, Metz had a cooling fan on their Hammer Head Pro flash units years ago, probably at least 20 years I think, fan was virtually silent too!

Does Canon think enough time has past that nobody will notice?

And I didn’t even mention patent in my original post, just innovation.....dpreview (ridiculous) posting police at it again.....

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2019 at 18:49 UTC
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Boxbrownie: Certainly not a new innovation, Metz had a cooling fan on their Hammer Head Pro flash units years ago, probably at least 20 years I think, fan was virtually silent too!

Does Canon think enough time has past that nobody will notice?

So what is the patent EXACTLY for please?

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2019 at 18:48 UTC

Certainly not a new innovation, Metz had a cooling fan on their Hammer Head Pro flash units years ago, probably at least 20 years I think, fan was virtually silent too!

Does Canon think enough time has past that nobody will notice?

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2019 at 12:05 UTC as 9th comment | 5 replies

Used to use the original Noct lens, but that was out of necessity during evening floodlit football matches back in the 70’s (no hitech LED floods then), can only see the market for this one being the “look what I got” segment.....

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2019 at 15:01 UTC as 56th comment

Would have been more of a story had he dropped it in the ocean and found it working 4 months later.........

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2019 at 16:52 UTC as 52nd comment

Not sure I'll be streaming this Gentleman's music.............

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2019 at 16:38 UTC as 10th comment
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Photoman: Those locks look pretty weak to me. That cabinet should be bullet proof and have a triple lock system.

Would have needed more security had they still been in Basildon (twinned with Beirut was once painted on the local council "Welcome to Basildon" sign :) )
They always gave great service when I visited to top up my Nikon equipment, and understood professional needs.
Good luck catching the Scrots, and the recovery of the gear.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2018 at 17:10 UTC
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