James Bligh

Lives in Korea (South) Korea (South)
Joined on Dec 5, 2008
About me:

I admire the paintings of Goya, El Greco, Rembrandt, Gauguin, Courbet, Picasso, Salvador Dali… If only we photographers could create images as compelling as the masterpieces of them…

My present light-painting tools are: Nikon D700, AF Nikkor 35mm f/2D, Nikon D610, AF-S Nikkor 24-85mm F3.5-4.5G ED VR, AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.8G ED, AF Nikkor 24mm f/2.8D, Panasonic GF-1, Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH, Nikon Coolpix A, Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3, Canon PowerShot S110 and my SLR heritages.

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On article Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D80 (244 comments in total)

The D80 was even there for when I photographed my first wedding.
-- Does this mean he/she married more than once or he/she shot his/her first wedding photos as a professional photographer? I bet the latter is the case but I ask anyway.

BTW is Carey guy's name or lady's?

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 09:27 UTC as 115th comment | 1 reply
On article Samsung launches Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ (160 comments in total)
In reply to:

halc: I'm sure I'm not the only Note owner who is disappointed:

- small, non-replaceable battery
- no SD-card (I shoot a lot of video/photos and already have lots of medi on my phone with 32GB+128GB 95% full)
- very modest changes in the cam department

To me it's like Note4+ with a pretty cover.

Non-replaceable battery and no SD-card slot dominate the comments.

1) I have not replaced battery in a battery replaceable phone for more than three years and no problem at all.

2) Micro SD card slot gone is not a big deal. Reason why? Read my other replies in the comments.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 22:34 UTC
On article Samsung launches Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ (160 comments in total)
In reply to:

BigBen08: I'm disappointed Samsung did away with the micro SD card slot. They had a great product, then they screwed it up.

Plenty of option is available in choosing a storage device. Micro SD card is not the only way.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 22:24 UTC
On article Samsung launches Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ (160 comments in total)
In reply to:

Mr Low Notes: I won't be upgrading my Note 4 for a Note 5. Lost two of the main reasons I bought the 4 for. SD card and user replaceable battery.

There are alternatives for micro SD for example USB OTG memory stick which is far more versatile in my opinion.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 22:18 UTC
On article Samsung launches Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ (160 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I was just telling someone the advantages of the Samsung phones over the iPhone last night. The two biggest reasons in my opinion were the replaceable battery and the mini-sd slot. Without those two things you might as well buy an iPhone. Samsung has lost their minds with these new phones. The "edge" feature is a gimmick no one wanted.

Yeah, edge looks too fragile to my eyes. But I am not so upset about the non-existence of micro SD slot. It may have been better if it were there but to take another route may not be a bad choice which you can tell only in retrospect.

Sometimes you may encounter a beauty unexpectedly in your journey and I wish I could have that luck in my life.

Well, I am not referring this by aforementioned sentence.

http://people.com/awards/golden-globes-2017-mel-gibson-with-pregnant-girlfriend-on-red-carpet/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4096178/Mel-Gibson-61-pats-pregnant-girlfriend-Rosalind-Ross-26-bottom-AFI-Awards.html

Do I admire him? Well he is not my type of guy. Personally I think his performance in screen has been unnatural and nothing but bravados.

Do I long for love? Certainly.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 22:05 UTC
On article Samsung launches Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ (160 comments in total)
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Timzee: re. >>...fast wireless charging that can take the battery from empty to full in approximately two hours should make up for the loss. <<

Not even close. Without the option to swap batteries no way on earth I'd ever give up my Note 4.

And, no micro-SD slot?! Really? Yet another reason to not even consider this phone.

I may remind you we have plenty of option in choosing a storage device.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 20:52 UTC
On article Samsung launches Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ (160 comments in total)
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Rainersen: Hmmm, no microSD and no battery change possible....

This will not be my phone.

So be it but I may say you are short sighted.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 20:51 UTC
On article Samsung launches Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ (160 comments in total)
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gizmowiz: I like the snap on keyboard but only if they make it in landscape mode not portrait. Ditto the 4K video. But having no spare battery or memory card is a killer for me. Just not interested without those two primary things. I swap memory cards occasionally and I store 2 or 3 batteries for emergencies and you can't do that with these iPhone clones. Having built in batteries that wear out in a year means the phone is gone in a year. It's just a gimmick to get you to pay handsomely for 128 GB memory. No thanks.

Why not swap USD OTG memory sticks instead?

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 20:48 UTC
On article Samsung launches Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ (160 comments in total)
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chillgreg: Pretty naive move by Samsung. Their market research department is obviously asleep at the wheel.

They could have released the Galaxy S6 Edge+ as is, but have the Note 5 WITH replaceable battery and Micro SD card, and satisfied both market categories.

wtf lol...

They reintroduced micro SD slot in Note 7 but I doubt they satisfied us.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 20:46 UTC
On article Samsung launches Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ (160 comments in total)
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Tonkotsu Ramen: What the heck are they thinking?

Don't really care if it's more efficient, a larger replaceable battery would have been a positive.

Removing the microSD card slot would only be acceptable if they made it 64gb base and had a 128gb option.

Horrible decision.

Horrible is too strong a word maybe lamentable. But don't be so sad. We have an option of using other storage device.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 20:43 UTC
On article Samsung launches Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ (160 comments in total)
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Haim Hadar: I wonder if or to what extent the dubious decision to remove mSD slot relates to pressure from Google...

They may force us to use Cloud but I will always use USB OTG memory stick as first choice.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 20:38 UTC
On article Samsung launches Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ (160 comments in total)
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rondhamalam: fix battery and no SD card..... ??
Samsung has gone Blackberry ...
Dumb stupid arrogant marketing manager leads the company astray

I think micro SD slot or not is not that important since we have plenty of storage option in smartphones.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 20:35 UTC
On article Samsung launches Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ (160 comments in total)
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bocajrs: I'll be keeping my Note 4 since I just recently upgraded from a Note 3. No removable battery/SD card are a minus on this line from Samsung. Maybe they'll bring em back in the Note 6, but I doubt it.

Truly micro SD slot has returned in Note 7, Samsung named it 7 just to synchronize the naming of note line to S# line, which exploded. And micro SD slot or not is not that important since we have plenty of storage
option in smartphones.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 20:33 UTC
On article Samsung launches Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ (160 comments in total)
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ealvarez: buy a powerbank problem solved for battery problem. But yes no memory card slot kind of sucked

It may suck but there is an option of using USB OTG memory stick which I think is not bad.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 20:08 UTC
On article Samsung launches Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ (160 comments in total)
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OvinceZ: Thanks, Samsung! Now I don't have to upgrade to the Note 5. I have a 128Gb msd card installed. No way I can do without heaps of memory for my music and photos. Also, I was hoping for a larger screen so my photos look better.

Micro SD card slot vs. USB OTG memory stick, the latter may be more versatile tool in my opinion.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 20:04 UTC
On article Samsung launches Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ (160 comments in total)
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supeyugin1: That not a move in the right direction. Samsung's signature features were removable battery and SD slot. Now, since they are gone, it's gonna be my last Samsung (now discontinued Galaxy K zoom). Even Microsoft introduced a few phones with removable battery and SD slot. LG G4 is a new king!

The lack of a micro SD card slot in the phone may not be as limiting as one might worry. Try a USB OTG memory stick. It is more versatile tool in my opinion.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 19:59 UTC
On article Samsung launches Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ (160 comments in total)
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GatanoII: Phablets must not be used any more as a word, this are just big smartphones, that today is the right size for most users (luckily the ones that used to say 3.5inch was perfect are finally dead, metaphorically and one for real, unlikely)

I have the Note 4 that is also 5.7 inch and the even bigger 6.4 inch Sony Xperia Z Ultra and are just big smartphones, wait a minute, the Note 4 (and 5) is now a NORMAL smartphone, may be only the Z Utra is the big one, but still a smartphone, I'll love to have a Samsung Note with this screen size... but I have to live with the water proof and stylish Sony ;)

BTW the loss of the MicroSD is huge, I have both my phones with 128GB Samsung MicroSD and the fact that I can remove the memory card is very important, even more then the removable battery, really useful only when the phone is at it's end of life and you want to still keep it, by changing the old battery with a new one.

Why not try a USB OTG memory stick? It can be more versatile tool I may say.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 19:57 UTC
On article Samsung launches Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ (160 comments in total)
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Andrew ATM216: I also agree with most of the other posts: samsung is going backwards by dropping the micro sd card expansion slot...so i guess its time to look at the sony experia z5....which will come out in the near future....i have the note 3 now and was hoping to upgrade....but although i like the camera specs of the note 5, dropping the memory expansion slot, i will be saying, "good bye samsung"....

The lack of a micro SD card slot in the phone may not be as limiting as one might worry since you can use a USB OTG memory stick which is more versatile tool in my opinion.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 19:53 UTC
On article Samsung launches Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ (160 comments in total)
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grasscatcher: Two of the main reasons i got my Samsung S5 were the removable battery and microSD slot. Now I will need to shop for LG or Motorola.

I have and use external battery packs all the time - that is not the issue for me. I am a heavy user and need to charge my battery daily. Given the expected charging cycles for this battery, it will have lost most of its capacity within two years. At that point, I can install a new fresh battery, or go sign another two-year contract for a new phone. At least I have this option of buying a new battery. Even if I got a new phone, the old one is handy to keep around for surfing/entertainment with wifi, but not without a fresh battery!

On the microSD... I have lots of music, movies and pics that I keep on my phone, as well as some huge geo-referenced pdf maps that I use in areas with no cell signal. 32gb is not enough for me. Maybe they will sell me a 128gb model for $200 more? I don't want to store stuff in the cloud because I often have a very poor cell signal, and I pay for data. I know, they want us to store stuff in the cloud so they can track more data on us, so they lose the microSD slot to get that to happen. Not going to work for me, so goodbye Samsung.

You should try USB OTG memory stick. Certainly it will be better than using cloud.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 19:47 UTC
On article Samsung launches Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ (160 comments in total)
In reply to:

BigBen08: Honestly, I don't know if I'll buy the Note 5 or not. The expandable memory and replaceable battery were two features I really like about previous Notes. Ok, the fixed battery isn't so bad, but I'll miss the extra memory.

I think I'll hold off until the beginning of the new year, to see what else hits the market. But it would have include a stylus, similar to the S Pen, since a note-taking device is also important to me. But what other phone could come up to the Note, for taking notes?

Ugh, what a dilemma!

As to micro SD card slot vs. USB OTG memory stick, the latter may be a more versatile storage option considering its intended use.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2017 at 19:41 UTC
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