beckmarc

Lives in Australia Australia
Joined on Sep 21, 2010

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SnapHappy32: I wonder if the A7R5 will launch with a FF version of this sensor.

But impressive leap in resolution and specs. Fuji means business.

The FF version might also appear in the somewhat mythical Nikon Z8

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2022 at 04:10 UTC
On article Slideshow: All About Photo's 2022 competition winners (66 comments in total)
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Ulrik Christiansen: To me, many of them look like something from an oversaturated computer game. Not that I in any way have the skills to make them or the opportunity to be there, but I find most of them pretty boring. I guess that is what sells these days.

These are all exceptional images from clearly talented photographers. However one or two have a very digital look to them. For example the photograph of the men in prison ie. #5 doesn't look very real i.e it looks quite digitally processed. Still an evocative image from a photographer with a great eye.. Looks come and go. Who remembers the soft focus lenses of the 1980s or the extreme HDR of 10 year ago?

Link | Posted on May 29, 2022 at 06:14 UTC
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cosmaracoare: How about some Lomo Portra or some Lomo Gold II instead of this hmm, mess?

Have you tried Lomo 100, 400 and 800 ASA colour films? Keenly priced and very good.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2021 at 02:48 UTC
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Photoman: "...as well as a 110 format version"...Really?!

Yes really. Not my cup of tea but it is a niche of a niche film product.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2021 at 02:47 UTC

Cool experimental film. I missed out on it last time. Now if they only they also made it in APS format and 4x5 sheet film :)

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2021 at 02:46 UTC as 3rd comment
On a photo in the Ricoh GR IIIx sample gallery sample gallery (2 comments in total)

There is nothing like summer in the UK. Stunning.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2021 at 02:33 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Ricoh GR IIIx sample gallery sample gallery (2 comments in total)

I love the light. Unmistakably an English (Northern) sign.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2021 at 02:31 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Ricoh GR IIIx sample gallery sample gallery (2 comments in total)

The history in the image is well captured. I like the composition too.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2021 at 02:25 UTC as 2nd comment
On a photo in the Ricoh GR IIIx sample gallery sample gallery (3 comments in total)

Cool bike

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2021 at 02:23 UTC as 1st comment
On article DPReview TV: Sigma fp L first impressions (158 comments in total)

Are lenses with a mechanical leaf shutter an option like the hasselblad X1D 50c models? It too has no inbuilt mechanical shutter but uses leaf shutters in the lenses. One could possibly adapt MF and Lf lenses with leaf shutters. It might be a fun project.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2021 at 00:04 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
On article DPReview TV: Sigma fp L first impressions (158 comments in total)
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Rihass: Nicely done Sigma. Now you only need to make the grip your camera is missing.

They offer the specification to design and 3D print your own grip

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2021 at 23:59 UTC
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beckmarc: The CCP is an authoritarian regime by any measure. There are few checks and balances on their power and they have tight control of the flow of information. They are deeply integrated into Chinese companies. In this context it is reasonable to be concerned about ones data. DJI make quality products. I hope the CCP’s behaviour does not ruin their business for them.

@TsaiProject.
Please see the following article for an overview
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/25/china-business-xi-jinping-communist-party-state-private-enterprise-huawei

The CCP is very integrated with private firms having cells within most firms. The way the CCP operates is very different tho how democratic governments work and Western notions of private companies cannot be simply applied to companies in China. It is hard to know if DJI is passing on data or not. Sadly the current president of China (who is president for life) has tightened his grip over Private enterprise and there is strict state censorship in China. I hope for the people of China's sake that the CCP don't "kill the goose that layed the golden egg" . The president of China and his followers believe very strongly that the Western countries and Japan humiliated China in the 19th and 20th centuries. (not with out reason too I might add)

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2021 at 11:57 UTC

The CCP is an authoritarian regime by any measure. There are few checks and balances on their power and they have tight control of the flow of information. They are deeply integrated into Chinese companies. In this context it is reasonable to be concerned about ones data. DJI make quality products. I hope the CCP’s behaviour does not ruin their business for them.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2020 at 20:32 UTC as 10th comment | 4 replies
On article Film Fridays: 9 analog photography ideas for isolation (12 comments in total)

Great suggestions

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2020 at 09:24 UTC as 3rd comment
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deednets: You could of course simply leave the adapter connected to the microphone so you won't leave it behind.

Too hard?

I just leave the lightning connector on my Bose headphones for my iPhone all the time. The adopters for headphones to either lightning or USB C are cheap

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2020 at 18:21 UTC
On article The Nikon D750 vs D780: Should you upgrade? (321 comments in total)

I wonder if they will release a D880 with the video and live view upgrades seen in the D780

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2020 at 23:29 UTC as 19th comment
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Reilly Diefenbach: It's the gig economy and the race to the bottom. The U.S. has a comfortable lead.

I suspect that the extremely low wages (by rich country standards) for this level of job may be playing a role here.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2019 at 20:02 UTC
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(unknown member): what a tosser

Literally

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2019 at 19:55 UTC

In Australia I find Australia post to be the best. The delivery guy knows us and has even seen my wife walking back from our kid’s school and come back to deliver a parcel requiring a signature. FedEx is very poor. The guy comes to the door and just leaves a ticket to say we missed him despite us being home.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2019 at 19:51 UTC as 85th comment | 1 reply
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stevevuoso: Haven't seen that much wood on a camera since those Hasselblad re-branded Sony cameras!

LOL

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2019 at 07:48 UTC
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