wil eelsing

wil eelsing

Lives in Netherlands The Hague, Netherlands
Works as a Online Services Consultant
Joined on Jun 22, 2002

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Nikon started this marketing trick with the D2Xs, basically a D2X with the latest firmware and a few extras. I really do love my photo gadgets but I' m happy with my XE-2 as it is, and for the same reasonsas when I bought it.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 09:36 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply

"The words ’Made in Germany’ are engraved on the back of the camera." One of the highlights of its feature set? Really, Leica?

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 10:45 UTC as 41st comment | 4 replies
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wil eelsing: I already pay. I pay local, national and EU taxes. I bleed money. Therefore, I feel that I'm entitled to some sort of co-ownership of the public infrastructure that I live in. I don't pay for photos of the house that I live in, and I certainly don't intend to pay for photos of the public environment I help to maintain. The very idea is obscene to me, totally unenforceable and yet another money-wasting idea of some MEP whom I didn't even get a chance to vote for, or against for that matter. Remember, MEPs are the ones who gave you "free of abnormal curvature" laws in cucumbers and bananas, only to have them repealed a few years later.

The cucmber/banana thing isn't just a Euromyth, although admittedly, it's often grossly exaggerated. Not ten miles from where I live, fruit and vegetable growers who wanted to innovate their very traditional and market, saw their plans thwarted because of Commission Regulation (EC) No. 2257/94 as well as other EU regulations. But if banana edicts aren't enough to demonstrate the weird and less than wonderful side of the EU, what about the WTA 30-minute video limit on imported cameras that the EU so willingly embraced?

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2015 at 16:51 UTC

I already pay. I pay local, national and EU taxes. I bleed money. Therefore, I feel that I'm entitled to some sort of co-ownership of the public infrastructure that I live in. I don't pay for photos of the house that I live in, and I certainly don't intend to pay for photos of the public environment I help to maintain. The very idea is obscene to me, totally unenforceable and yet another money-wasting idea of some MEP whom I didn't even get a chance to vote for, or against for that matter. Remember, MEPs are the ones who gave you "free of abnormal curvature" laws in cucumbers and bananas, only to have them repealed a few years later.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2015 at 08:50 UTC as 89th comment | 10 replies
On article Accessory Review: Western Digital My Passport Wireless (84 comments in total)
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Mister Roboto: A nice alternative at a cheaper price would be Kingston Digital 5-in-1 Mobile Companion

My super-cheap Kingston MobileLite G2 had a few issues, but ever since the latest app update for Android 5.x it works absolutely fine with my phone, tablet and laptop, and renders the WD My Passport a pricey me-too product. The G2 even has an ethernet port which the WD hasn't. Add a handful of SD cards and/or USB thumb drives (all solid state), and your backups are infinitely more secure than they'll ever be on a conventional,
fast-spinning hard drive (unless I'm very much mistaken and WD throws in a 2TB SSD for $200...).

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 08:32 UTC
On article Ricoh announces WG-30W and WG-30 rugged compacts (77 comments in total)

What's with the 80s Transformers styling?

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 07:32 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply

Sounds like food for a dedicated chapter in "Classic Examples of Marketing Strategies that Horribly Backfired"

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 07:54 UTC as 143rd comment

Alas, poor Silicon Film! I knew him, Horatio: a project
of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy.
I actually held on to my Canon F1 kit until 2004, hoping that one day this project would fly. If somebody would come up with a reliable and affordable version I'd buy a second-hand (third,fourth?) all-manual Nikon FM or Olympus OM-1 system the very same day, just for good ol' times sake.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2013 at 15:23 UTC as 82nd comment | 2 replies

Why ot iPhone? It's just like an iPhone, but you can't make calls. Oh wait, it's exactly like an iPhone.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 06:19 UTC as 16th comment
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