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nzmacro

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Joined on Oct 17, 2000

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On photo Screaming through a smokescreen. in the Turbojet power challenge (3 comments in total)

Easily would have been my winner and first pick. Excellent shot !!

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 04:12 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Video: Seven 'hidden secrets' in Adobe Lightroom (39 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: lightrooms biggest [dirty]secret is it runs like a snail on any computer ,from any maker

be it 100 or 10000 dollars

https://feedback.photoshop.com/photoshop_family/topics/lightroom-cc-2017-poor-performance
Issues such as laggy brushes, 6-10 second wait times when navigating between images, laggy UI interactions, colour shifting and screen blackout behaviours. Screen updates when moving sliders in the develop module can take several seconds to display, and don't even think about using the program in any capacity if an export or import is underway.
i7 4790k @ 4Ghz
32Gb RAM
SSD Catalog
2x HGST 5Tb RAID 1 image host drives
nVidia 970 GTX
2560 x 1440 display, LR in Single Display mode only
Windows 10 Pro 64bit

runs like s h i t on apple too

Ha. Yes you can see how slow it is in the video :-) So no matter what computer and no matter what maker.

So I wonder if they sped that video up there. What the heck are you using.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 08:39 UTC

Yep, very clever and brings a smile for sure. Love it.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 07:53 UTC as 35th comment
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Alex Efimoff: These are not photographs these are illustrations. So over processed, altered and sterile that there is not much left to read from.

Sometimes it's good to be just a humble Kiwi and simply enjoy those wonderful shots, very clever. Sorry Alex, but your opinion is just that and sometimes it pays to say nothing. I find them far more clever than your's to be honest Alex. Just a personal taste from another WGTN Kiwi.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 07:44 UTC
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rjp85: That video was almost like a comedic parody...

An old man walking around with a 4x5 to show the young kids how dumb they are with their phones and their digital cameras, talking about how art is more important than technical quality, yet his images are neither technically good or artistic in any way, and are, in fact, very amateurish and extremely cliche. Is this a joke?

Well played.

And your great works of art to rival this photographer are exactly where? Would be nice to see a comparison of your shots to his. Feel free to post a link or upload a few to your gallery. I would be very interested thanks.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 08:07 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2732 comments in total)
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35mmBlueSky: Tried it in the store alongside the D500, egonomics and build quality is way better with the D500, plus as soon as you put any decent sized lens on it, the balance and handling are way off compared to the D500. I would imagine Nikon D5 would be far better for the audience it's targeting. Decent specs on paper though.

The thing is we mounted 300, 500 and 800mm on 35mm SLR's like a Canon FTb, EF, A1 and T90. I still have them here and the A1 for example or the EF is around the same size as the Oly E-M1 and the E-M10. The T90 is larger for sure. With the battery grip on, the E-M1 is larger by far than the other 35mm SLR's.

So if we used them on those 35mm SLR's, then there is no issue on mirrorless Sony, Fuji, Oly, Panasonic, etc. I'm still using the same lenses BTW. Too old and stubborn to change. ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 09:56 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2732 comments in total)
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35mmBlueSky: Tried it in the store alongside the D500, egonomics and build quality is way better with the D500, plus as soon as you put any decent sized lens on it, the balance and handling are way off compared to the D500. I would imagine Nikon D5 would be far better for the audience it's targeting. Decent specs on paper though.

photenth: "People who don't own large lenses have NO idea how they handle on small bodies. So listen to those who own and use them frequently."

Rubbish !! :-)

People that don't own a small camera and large tele lenses should not make assumptions like that ;-) I know exactly how they handle on a small camera while you obviously don't.
Where did you get that idea from?? Not from use that's for real. I use 300 F/2.8, 500 F/4.5 and 800 F/5.6 lenses on mirrorless, Sony and m4/3.

You are the one that has no idea ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2017 at 11:09 UTC
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yahoo2u: Boys club full of w@nk factor.

Don't be so hard on yourself. Leave the club and leave ..... it alone.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 03:48 UTC
On photo Dad and the Kids in the A Big Year - birds challenge (5 comments in total)

Superb shot and also darn cute :) Wonderful sharp feathering details and good behavior. Excellent work from behind the gear. Danny.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2017 at 00:19 UTC as 5th comment
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princecody: $7k for a manual only camera 😏 @ least include a Leica Q with purchase 👍🏻

You keep going on about it and its starting to sound like jealousy and sour grapes. Some of us are capable of using a manual camera including manual focus, some are not. Fairly easy to see which camp you fit in from your comments here ;-)

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 18:15 UTC
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princecody: Is a Leica swag bag included with purchase?

You've replied three times one after the other, almost like you are talking to yourself. A little senile today are we ;-)

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 07:33 UTC
On photo Kingfisher with catch in the Best Wildlife Photo of the Week - 5 challenge (2 comments in total)

Excellent shot Den. Gorgeous colours and a bonus in its beak. Congrats and well deserved. Love these KF of yours. Danny.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 09:10 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Bianca Buitendag-7809 in the Surfing! challenge (12 comments in total)

Now that's action !! Excellent shot and the water movement couldn't be any better. congrats on the win and the shot. Danny.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2016 at 00:35 UTC as 7th comment
On photo Natures Frame in the Local Park challenge (27 comments in total)

Amazing Robert. What a large print this would make, top shot and fine work. Danny.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 04:54 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
On photo Rainbow Bee-eater in the Your Best Bird Photos challenge (14 comments in total)

You beauty Vas, top shot and what a wonderful coloured bird they are. Congrats and well deserved.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 04:54 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2162 comments in total)
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akophoto: I have owned three NEX cameras. The NEX6 was the best.

They all captured superb images.

I wouldnt buy another as they dont have the longevity of a DSLR.

All three suffered issues due to this.

The are flimsily made. The shutter button went on one. The screen on another, the shutter on another.

I am now trying Pentax.

If I went back to mirrorless I would go to Fuji.

Shhhh, my 4 1/2 year old NEX-7 might here ya. Don't scare it, it still works just fine as is, but its a bit of a mess. Hey I'm rough on gear.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 12:39 UTC
On photo Common Kingfishers (2) in the Bird Fight challenge (14 comments in total)

Stunning shot and excellent timing. Love the colours, the action and the back ground. Top shot !! Congrats and well deserved.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2016 at 23:47 UTC as 8th comment
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (544 comments in total)
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MikeF4Black: Same question as for the Pen F: Why would anyone buy this over an X-E2?

And yet when we look at some FF users gallery at DPR or their website, we tend to wonder why they use FF.

I guess maybe its just a choice after all.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 16:01 UTC
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (544 comments in total)
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MikeF4Black: Same question as for the Pen F: Why would anyone buy this over an X-E2?

Fairly simple I would have thought. You can't mount m4/3 lenses on a X-E2. Why on earth would anyone buy an X-E2 over a Nikon D5 ?

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 17:54 UTC
On article UPDATED: Sony a6300 real-world samples (352 comments in total)
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ShutterNot: Not very inspiring shots. Can't tell if it's the camera or the photographer. Maybe little bit of both.

Don't worry about it Dan, check their galleries and web sites out ;-) ;-)

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 05:53 UTC
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