beckmarc

Lives in Australia Australia
Joined on Sep 21, 2010

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Stunning photographs

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2017 at 22:54 UTC as 75th comment
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Thorgrem: Why so aggressively picking on the camera gear that the writer likes to use? What's wrong with a lot of the people under this article? Why can't they be happy for the writer that this equipment works for him?

Point well made

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2017 at 22:52 UTC
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Bambi24: lbs? oz? hocus pocus?

I have no idea what you imperial system infidels are saying.

Yes the imperial measurement system is weird unless you were brought up with it. International websites would benefit by offering translations into metric for the rest of the world. I hate having to manually convert to normal measurements (metric). Length is not as bad as weight. For some reason I remember a cricket pitch is a chain in length.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2017 at 22:50 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of D850 (538 comments in total)
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JL Auch: Still waiting for my digital FM2...

Amen to that

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 14:40 UTC
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milkod2001: ''The gadget also helped professionals in the healthcare sector reduce paperwork by more than 20 percent, allowing doctors to spend 50 percent more time drinking coffee.''

Instead of two minutes a day in total between patients to grab a coffee it is now 3 minutes?

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 20:33 UTC

I use windows and mac machines all the time. My kids prefer Microsoft surface pro's . I love mac hardware after less then well made dells. My take is that OS X and windows 10 are both great usable platforms but they are just different. Crashes on both systems are now rare. If you only use one of these then switching can be frustrating. When I went from windows to mac I was frustrated learning a new system. I knew how to do most things on windows and there was simply a learning curve on the mac. Lack of touch screen on macs is frustrating when every other system I use has touch. I keep forgetting and touch my MacBook screen. May be the future is not OS X vs windows but iOS vs ....

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 22:08 UTC as 301st comment | 3 replies
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James Bligh: From the day 1 of D750 in the market it was plagued with problems. I think I do not have to cite what the problems have been. Rather I will talk about the sound purchasing decision of Nikon equipment.

1) You'd rather resist the temptation of buying a new model. You'd be better off buying Mark II or Mark III model. Even though it may not be fool proof but will decrease the chance of ending up in a lemon.

2) If you cannot resist the temptation of buying a new model wait at least 1 year after it was marketed.

3) When buying a cutting edge model you should remember the more sophisticated it is the more likely it may go wrong. In general you'd be better off buying a model employing known technology and of modest spec.

I agree with Mr Bligh. I bought my d750 in December 2015 and it had been out for a year or more. It avoided the first recall but has been Caught up in this one. It has been a great camera otherwise.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 13:14 UTC

Not happy

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 07:47 UTC as 38th comment

The market is maturing for mirrorless. What sells is becoming clearer. Hence it is a good time for Nikon to move. Features which are important to the market I believe are. At least APSC sensor size if not FF. IBIS. Manufacturers are now adding it to their new cameras so clearly Panasonic Sony and now Fuji are coming onboard with IBIS. Fast Af. Fast operation and big usually built in EVF. Electronic shutter.
Retro styling shaped like an old SLR also appears to be more successful then my preferred range finder shape.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 22:59 UTC as 123rd comment | 4 replies

The Nikon 1 series had great autofocus at launch. At the time it had an edge but the sensor was considered too small by the market. On reflection I note the success of Sonys fixed lens 1inch sensor camera range. Could a ILC 1 inch sensor camera marketed to rx100 and Rx10 series customers be successful? The water proof version was also a very interesting model too. Once again I did not end up buying it.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 22:50 UTC as 125th comment | 2 replies
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lukaszj: I just want my DL24-500...

Agreed. I was keen to buy this camera too

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 22:42 UTC
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Ernest M Aquilio: Excellent! Love love love the packaging. I'll be trying this out for sure.

Totally agree!!

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 09:14 UTC
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happypoppeye: The 70's called ...they want their box back.

? More 1960s I thought.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 09:13 UTC

Great news

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 05:24 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Meeting John Kovacs, a Hasselblad icon (5 comments in total)
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kodachromeguy: This is a moving essay about the Hasselblad repair gent. And there is a timely warning: if you have a classic film camera, get it cleaned and overhauled while the old time experts are still in business and accepting new projects.

Very good point

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 03:24 UTC
On article Europeana launches 1914 - 1918 thematic collection (7 comments in total)
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beckmarc: WWI was a tragedy the likes of which I hope we never see again. This is an interesting collection showing the impact of war as well as propaganda. For Americans WW1 was significant but it pales in comparison to WW2. However for Europe and the associated empires it was a cataclysmic event. For example Australia lost many more men in WW1 then WW2.

@jackspra
I did not wish to underplay American's considerable and important involvement and sacrifice in WW1 what I meant was that in the minds of many Americans WW1 is less important then ww2 but for other countries ww1 is as signicant as ww 2 if not more so. It is sad to think that such a high number of US deaths in WW1 is eclipsed by other wars the US has had to endure. Hopefully such tradgities as WW1 and ww2 never happen again.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 18:42 UTC
On article Europeana launches 1914 - 1918 thematic collection (7 comments in total)

WWI was a tragedy the likes of which I hope we never see again. This is an interesting collection showing the impact of war as well as propaganda. For Americans WW1 was significant but it pales in comparison to WW2. However for Europe and the associated empires it was a cataclysmic event. For example Australia lost many more men in WW1 then WW2.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 03:05 UTC as 3rd comment | 4 replies

Interesting photos and article. He is a talented photographer and he also can develop Kodachrome in colour at home.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 15:39 UTC as 2nd comment

I suspect it won't be long before the comments section gets locked as things are getting a little heated.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 15:48 UTC as 26th comment
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sgt gatr: Seems like just another article trying to paint anyone who dared to vote for Trump is a backwards redneck or white trash racist. The marginalization of Trump supporters is staggering and shows how out of touch far left liberals really are.

Trump supporters should not be marginalised. They should be respectfully listened to and their issues addressed. Democracy is a wonderful thing and we are the stronger for it

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 15:41 UTC
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