mais51

mais51

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a Retired Engineer
Joined on Sep 22, 2005

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On photo Carla... in the Beautiful caucasian female faces challenge (32 comments in total)
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machoman: what's not to like.....

hairs on her face, nose and all - well may be this the new trend

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 14:03 UTC
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cshyde: Just what the world was waiting for. A better way to annoy people with selfies.

And why not - have you ever stopped and considered the amount of money we invest in our camera gears to take other people images ? A few good selfies doesn't hurt.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 11:31 UTC
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xiao_xiang: These discussions will always have the appearance of being won by the Apple crowd.

Why? Because Windows users... Use the product.... And by and large don't care about these pointless debates.

Why? Because it's just a tool and don't care about the brand.

Apple users ALWAYS have to leap to the defense of the brand.

Just like screaming, placard holding, offense taking, religious nut jobs.

Agree - I don't have a brand logo on my PC - I build it myself: Intel CPU, Asus motherboard, Gigabyte graphic card, Samsung SSD, Dell monitor, Microsoft mouse and keyboard, Antec power supply etc.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 01:22 UTC
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YUEN SIU LUN: I think only point 5 have some insight.

Actually this men is a PC guy...he ignore the hardware stability, software conflict and the power of colour management and output effect.

You are talking about something that happened 10 years ago - hardware conflict is a thing of the past. Programs installed painlessly. PC users tend to install a lot more programs than Mac, you can't install a program on a Mac machine without Apple blessing - over to PC camp - we have the freedom of doing anything we want. Machine are so powerful today and Windows is a lot more tolerance.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 01:17 UTC
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PhotoUniverse: The Dell, .... will start to crack after using it for 6 months. Done that, never again!

It is a lot easier these days to build your own. When I was young money was harder to come by so building was a only logical solution to get a good computer. Now money is no longer a barrier so I can come out and build the best PC there is without spending a mint. There are websites such tomshardware.com that do extensive review of most PC components. Set a financial limit - pick the best components within that envelop. I put together an i7 intel machine, 16GB of ram, SSD, Nvidia graphic card, latest chipset motherboard, 850 watt high efficient power supply for less than $AUD1200 add a $AUD400 Dell 24" ultrasharp monitor - all up for less than $AUD1700.
A similarly speced PC from HP or Dell could set me back $1000 more.
With Windows 10 Pro installed the machine boot up within 30 sec of turning on from cold, of that 20 secs is taken for hardware checking and 10 secs for Windows booting process.
Never look at a Mac but I use iPhone and iPad

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 01:10 UTC
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PhotoUniverse: The Dell, .... will start to crack after using it for 6 months. Done that, never again!

I am using a Windows 10 Asus i7 UX501J zenbook and a 25" Dell Ultrasharp monitor connected through the Display Port (DP) for my photo work - the Dell color is great - good to have dual monitors. The Asus has 3 USB3, SD Card reader, HDMI and DP connectivity. My other 2 PCs has a Dell monitor each. BTW I built my own PCs from scratch - can't do that with a Mac - select the right graphic card and monitor to suit.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 13:27 UTC
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PhotoUniverse: The Dell, .... will start to crack after using it for 6 months. Done that, never again!

Ha ha

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 00:52 UTC
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SETI: Sad news... I have 3 Bowens flashes from 2008 year and still never even changed modeling bulb! Made in UK like tank.

@steelhead3
Nothing wrong with my D300s and my D800 and numerous Nikon lenses I have and my SB600 still going strong since 2004. Sure they have had a few problems lately but that doesn't mean they're deliberately building crappy products.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 00:48 UTC
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D7000ShooterUK: My crystal ball tells me that the new Nikon Mirrorless system will be APS-C and will have a new lens mount. They will also launch 16mm, 23mm and 50mm primes and have an adaptor to use F mount telephoto lenses.

Is that a "lead" crystal ball ?

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2017 at 15:24 UTC
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kiwieyes: Not 100% the full truth if you want 500gb its $400 a year you can have 60gb for $60, 100gb for $100 or 10gb for free so instead of calling it $400 a year its actually up to $400. When last did you get anything for free for 10 years and then think you have the right to call it blackmail because of its inconvenience for your years of blogs. They could have closed the site and then you had nothing. Since you think storage is free put it on your own server for free and host it yourself for free and lets see how far all you name callers get. Did any of you think to say thank you for the years of free service we understand there are no money trees and it's a business decision, nope typical western attitude "its my right how dare you" well surprise its their right and how dare you even think about name caling.

Just a lousy 60 gb and they want to charge you $5/mth and if their servers crash you can kiss your photos good bye the same.

Come over to Yahoo or Google and you can have a couple of terabytes for free.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 11:09 UTC
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kiwieyes: Not 100% the full truth if you want 500gb its $400 a year you can have 60gb for $60, 100gb for $100 or 10gb for free so instead of calling it $400 a year its actually up to $400. When last did you get anything for free for 10 years and then think you have the right to call it blackmail because of its inconvenience for your years of blogs. They could have closed the site and then you had nothing. Since you think storage is free put it on your own server for free and host it yourself for free and lets see how far all you name callers get. Did any of you think to say thank you for the years of free service we understand there are no money trees and it's a business decision, nope typical western attitude "its my right how dare you" well surprise its their right and how dare you even think about name caling.

60 gb is not even enough to store the content of one of my CF card !

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 06:34 UTC
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h2k: Sounds like a violation of many privacy and decency rules: Developing someone else's film (that feels already nosy) and printing those strangers' snaps in the paper - especially printing the strangers' self-portrait obviously without having contacted them.

It seems that the original camera owners approved of Dimoff's behaviour, but still.

Well she paid for the camera herself so everything including the film inside is her property.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 16:15 UTC
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Mariano Pacifico: I'd like my super-sharp high-dynamic range pop-colors to emulate these pictures from Argus: un-sharp, low dynamic range, vignette, multi-grain, low-quality look with ageing function, like, 1940s 1945s to super-sharp hdr 21st century looks

I 'd love to recover some image - any image from a mangled SD card - good luck to that.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 16:08 UTC

Best story I've ever read - thanks Dpreview !

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2017 at 13:13 UTC as 33rd comment
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (828 comments in total)
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mais51: As I sit reading this my trusty F3HP is looking back at me - haven't used it much as all - but if I want to go back to film - this is the one I would be using

Still works faultlessly - I still put batteries in and keep it working - all I need is a MD4 motor drive to complete the modernization

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 08:30 UTC
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (828 comments in total)

As I sit reading this my trusty F3HP is looking back at me - haven't used it much as all - but if I want to go back to film - this is the one I would be using

Link | Posted on May 21, 2017 at 01:44 UTC as 235th comment | 2 replies
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barrym1966: Will stick with my Asus zenphone max, yes the camera isn't great but I didn't buy a phone to use it as a camera..

I don't know about the S8 with my i7 i don't need to unlock the phone to take photo - just power up, swipe up and hit the camera button to take a photo.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 17:24 UTC

Stick with my iPhone 7 - will buy a Samsung when I need a torch.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 07:48 UTC as 18th comment | 5 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D70 (220 comments in total)
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mais51: Pull my D70 out of storage yesterday, gave it a good clean - it developed a sticky skin so I had to give it a complete "wash" down with mild solvent now it is clean and completely free of any stickiness.
Pop in a fully charged battery - everything lit up seem OK - but then it stopped, went completely blank - no pic no sound. The unusual thing is over the next two days with a fully charged battery installed various functions slowly recovered - now after 2 days I have a fully function D70 again

Unlike modern Nikon which come with rubber covers, D70 only cam with a thin rubberised paint on top of the plastic which became sticky when deteriorated so you have to clean it off. Use any mild solvent. I used a thick wash cloth dampen with dish washing detergent + glass cleaner and slowly rubbed it off. I am sure a citrus cleaner degreaser will work wonder. The trick is get a soft cloth and do not over saturate - just dampen to avoid liquid penetration.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 01:10 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D70 (220 comments in total)

Pull my D70 out of storage yesterday, gave it a good clean - it developed a sticky skin so I had to give it a complete "wash" down with mild solvent now it is clean and completely free of any stickiness.
Pop in a fully charged battery - everything lit up seem OK - but then it stopped, went completely blank - no pic no sound. The unusual thing is over the next two days with a fully charged battery installed various functions slowly recovered - now after 2 days I have a fully function D70 again

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 17:20 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies
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