paul simon king

Works as a Bat (retired)
Joined on Jan 30, 2012

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Boky: Lucky guy...

Rock on Tommy

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 08:43 UTC
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Boky: Lucky guy...

etc.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 09:17 UTC
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Boky: Lucky guy...

ROTFL!!

:)

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 07:59 UTC
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tassienick: Genuinely thought this was satire when I read the headline...

it's certainly a lot of monkey business

:O

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2017 at 12:26 UTC

Hells bells..if the animals didn't give their permission..that means all these Wildlife documentaries where they used motion triggers could be next..

How utterly bonkers

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 11:18 UTC as 112th comment
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ShatteredSky: Another reason why I am happy to stay with Smugmug. But of course this does not hinder them to raise their prices suddenly, too ...
But basically this is somewhat like the recent cyberattacks, keeping your files hostage, except it's legal.

I also like, use, and frankly trust , Smugmug.

At least you know they're humans
:)

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 08:42 UTC
On article Now we know: Sony a9 is sharper than we thought (394 comments in total)
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Edmond Leung: Why didn't you do it right the first time?
Waste our time!

if only we were all perfect like you......
:p

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 07:06 UTC
On article Now we know: Sony a9 is sharper than we thought (394 comments in total)

OH NO! This is worse than the VW scandal! Does this mean a recall and litigation?
:o
;)
:p

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 07:03 UTC as 34th comment
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paul simon king: why did you choose this particular vid over the thousands on the subject on Youtube?

(nothing wrong with it, I'm just curious}

how random is that!
;)

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 20:20 UTC

why did you choose this particular vid over the thousands on the subject on Youtube?

(nothing wrong with it, I'm just curious}

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2017 at 09:27 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
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paul simon king: Great great stunt but.....boy some people just have no sense of humour.....

you have a point

;)

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 09:40 UTC

Great great stunt but.....boy some people just have no sense of humour.....

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2017 at 21:53 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies

crafty blighters!

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 21:51 UTC as 29th comment
On article What is equivalence and why should I care? (2463 comments in total)
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paul simon king: Equivalence: not to be confused with.......Equivalents

;)

http://www.jnevins.com/whitereading.htm

nor assertion with assumption

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 22:25 UTC

There are definitely times when 16mm (on my 16-35f4L) feels not to be wide enough (and I hate stitching for panos) and this lens has been batting its eyelids at me for some time. However I had just about decided it was too heavy on the back and wallet but then I see your article and it's back on my wish list!

I love really UWA but previously only the 15mm fisheye could satisfy widthwise but it was so limiting due to distortion that few images would work that well (and what's the point of 15mm if 'correcting' it takes you back to a FOV covered by rectilinear lenses?)

I think I'd love this lens so thanks for the pep talk and great exampleslist
:)

Link | Posted on May 6, 2017 at 21:50 UTC as 62nd comment | 1 reply
On article 2017 Roundup: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (464 comments in total)

"*Obviously it isn't the same as actually zooming."

lol

I guess you had to put that in though, not so much for its comic value, but rather to duck 'incoming' from the deadly nitpickers

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 16:35 UTC as 27th comment

check Simon Grant Rogers work out
https://www.flickr.com/photos/grantsrogers
https://vimeo.com/86010734

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2017 at 19:18 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
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MikeFairbanks: Zooms stink for image quality. They are made for convenience. I use both zooms and primes, but the difference in quality is significant. A cheap prime out performs an expensive zoom.

Rubbish

Plenty of examples on the-digital-picture disprove that.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2017 at 17:37 UTC
On article Western Digital launches its first portable SSD (143 comments in total)
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Davud: Add a SD reader and backup next

"NEXTO makes a batter powered SSD backup device that doesn't require a computer."

is that for backing up when making pancakes?

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 10:09 UTC
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paul simon king: Great question! Of course I had to look at the metadata for all my shots ever and was surprised to see that my actual favourite lens, i.e. the one I actually shot with most, rather than one of the fast lenses I thought would be favourite, was.... the Canon 17-40f4L.

Pros: very light, compact, focusses fast, is relatively cheap and the centre frame IQ is still hard to beat. Cons: mush the corners (on full frame sensors)

I love primes, especially fast ones: if I had to chose only one prime it would be the 50mm focal length. Whilst I'd often yearned for longer of wider, It was the only lens I had for years and I know how to get most out of that focal length. Having said that, I think if you are restricted to one FL then you adapt accordingly, so in a way, it doesn't really matter which lens you'd get stuck with, I'd be happy with any.

So, my dream lens would be the Canon 17-40 for its 'pros' (above) but with another 10mm on the long end and with the corners of the latest Canon 16-35s.

good question.....and the answer is......a resounding YES!

interesting to see

:D

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 22:27 UTC
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