GaryJP

GaryJP

Lives in Hong Kong Hong Kong
Works as a TV Production, Directing, Shooting, Editing
Joined on Mar 11, 2006

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LiSkynden: It's weird how much this looks like G5X :O I actually thought this was G5X MkII.

But anyway this has lens cap right? Why are we not seeing ANY pics of it with the lens cap on? IF i would be interested in this camera, i would wanna see what kind of lens cap it has, ...and to Canon i would wanna say: the lens cap on this size camera ... that trend passed a few years ago ;)
Just now i tried to find an image of this camera with the lens cap on ... NONE found.

There's an image of the camera with the cap on in my gallery

https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/7773014596/photos/3713681/lens

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2017 at 10:10 UTC
On article Top 5 news stories of the week on DPReview (46 comments in total)
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PLShutterbug: How does the article on the rooftopper’s death have enough to do with photography that it merits a “top story” placement? It was totally unrelated to photography; its only relevance is the coincidence that a camera was used to record the stunt.

It's getting a bit like Flipboard. Anything that turns up in a random search with the word "photograph" in it is fair game. Or, on Flipboard, even an article on the Star Wars canon gets mentioned in the Canon camera section.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2017 at 05:32 UTC
On article Top 5 news stories of the week on DPReview (46 comments in total)
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movingpictures: Anyone who has never run a profitable website before should refrain from commenting on this post.

Whether you are a broadcaster, a film-maker, a photographer, an artist or a web-site owner/creator, one of the first things you learn is that ALL your customers or viewers have the right to comment.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2017 at 05:29 UTC
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dbronson: i dont get why its so difficult to get a group to look into the camera...i have a simple effective trick. i ask everyone to bow their heads, and close their eyes...on the count of 3, everyone look up and and into the camera...fire off 5-10 pics, and you're done...want to be really sure without chimping, just repeat the process. ( another important tip, get it over with quickly, who the heck wants to watch a photographer mess around with settings, lenses etc...be ready to shoot!..get everyone positioned, heads bowed, look up shoot repeat.) works for me. cheers.

Look at the bts footage and you'll see why you overestimate the potential success of that technique with them.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2017 at 01:29 UTC
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Jorginho: Very sad. No one deserves a death penalty for taking too much risk (according to some, which would certainly include me). Sometimes I see reactions like: he got what he deserved, which strikes me as incredibly harsh. In my view no one who ever walked this planet derserves a deathpenalty. Surely not some rooftopper who never harmed a soul and now only harms himself.

Some of us who are being harsh want to stop others killing themselves the same way. And turning these guys into heroes or martyrs or making them famous is not the way to do that. The idea to do this did not fly, fully formed, out of his own head. He himself was copying others.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 13:20 UTC
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Jorginho: Very sad. No one deserves a death penalty for taking too much risk (according to some, which would certainly include me). Sometimes I see reactions like: he got what he deserved, which strikes me as incredibly harsh. In my view no one who ever walked this planet derserves a deathpenalty. Surely not some rooftopper who never harmed a soul and now only harms himself.

Everyone gets a death penalty. But some take a cab to get to it quicker.

The whole reason people watch these dumb videos is that they are dangerous, particularly when they goulishly watch live streams. Well, you can't have "dangerous" without danger.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 12:56 UTC
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GaryJP: Don't get carried away people. Yeah, he fell from a 62-storey building but there was a terrace beneath him and he fell about 45 feet according to the police. If you look at the second photo above, if he fell he'd hit a roof long before he hit the ground. He possibly let go thinking 45 feet might be survivable. It usually is not.

Supposedly, workers who often work at height estimate nine metres ( less than 30 ft) as the "cutoff" for fatality in a fall — that is, most who fall from thirty feet or higher die.

Of course you can. In fact there are two competing statistics here. More deaths occur at lower heights because more people happen to fall from lower heights. On the other hand, the odds of fatality in a given case do also vary with height (and age).

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 12:01 UTC
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pdelux: They should give him the money anyway!

She has not named any specific company. if you know of a CHINESE news source that has, be grateful if you’d point me to it.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 08:07 UTC
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LiveFromPhilly: I think the criticism is a bit harsh. We're all going to die eventually no matter how safe we play it. At least he died doing something he enjoyed (the roof-toping I mean, not the falling hundreds of feet).

Honestly, I would think photographers would be especially sensitive to this kind of thing. While I'm not the type to climb mountains, shoot dangerous animals on safari, or document war zones, I would never make light of a photographer who died doing any of those things when they could have been at home where it's safe taking photos of their cats.

- “the roof-toping I mean, not the falling hundreds of feet)”

- “ He fell 45 feet.”

Guess.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 08:03 UTC
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GaryJP: Don't get carried away people. Yeah, he fell from a 62-storey building but there was a terrace beneath him and he fell about 45 feet according to the police. If you look at the second photo above, if he fell he'd hit a roof long before he hit the ground. He possibly let go thinking 45 feet might be survivable. It usually is not.

Supposedly, workers who often work at height estimate nine metres ( less than 30 ft) as the "cutoff" for fatality in a fall — that is, most who fall from thirty feet or higher die.

Chris, you seem to assume I have not worked at height. For several years I made construction and engineering documentaries, including filming on major bridges in construction as well as - at that point - Hong Kong's tallest building, a then unfinished Bank of China Tower.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bank_of_China_Tower_(Hong_Kong)

I did take certain risks to "get the shot" in many of those locations in those days that would fill me with chills today. One tends to focus on the task rather than the risk sometimes. However, I will not claim to have worked at hundreds, thousands, or even millions, of such heights. Probably no more than twenty. You beat me there. I would however hazard a guess my experience of falling onto concrete from 15 metres is probably not considerably less than yours.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 05:00 UTC
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cgarrard: I'd like to suggest a new article title.
Before: Famed Chinese rooftopper falls to his death from 62-story skyscraper
After: Stupid Person falls to his death from a 62-strory skyscraper

"Man falls 45 feet and dies" does not have quite the same ring, does it?

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 03:46 UTC
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pdelux: They should give him the money anyway!

Oh good grief. There is absolutely NO evidence of who offered money for this challenge (f anyone) and it almost certainly was not the company that owns the building he fell off of, Huayuan International. The authorities would be throwing the book at them if it was.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 03:43 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Review (237 comments in total)
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mxx: Battery life is only 235 shots, but is that really so bad? That's equivalent to more than 6 rolls of 36 exposure films in the old days. I don't think I've ever shot that much film in one day. Maybe one just have to take more care with planning your shots, like we did back then?

I agree. I usually get a lot more time out of the batteries than the ratings suggest. Almost never use flash for one thing.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 03:24 UTC
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MikeFairbanks: While I would never mock the death of anyone, I'm surprised people are using the word "tragedy" in the comments section. A little toddler who doesn't understand heights and accidentally falls from a window is a tragedy.

This was just a stunt gone wrong. I hope nobody on the ground saw the result of this. THAT would be a tragedy.

ruhell is right. The fall was about 45 feet.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 02:43 UTC
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Tronhar: There is apparently more to this than the article above describes. While Yongning did do stunting, this one had a specific purpose. His mother was in dire need of life-saving surgery and as they did not have the money for this, he decided to take on what was, even for him, a risky stunt.

According to the South China Morning Post:
"A family member was quoted as saying he was participating in a "rooftopping" challenge with 100,000 yuan (£11,300) at stake in prize money, though the nature of the competition and its sponsor was unclear.

"He planned to propose to his girlfriend (the day after the challenge)," the South China Morning Post quoted his step-uncle as saying.

"He needed the money for medical treatment for his ailing mother."

"I became speechless after I found out from news that you were doing all that to pay for your ill mother's hospital treatment. You are one of those people in this world, you will do anything for your loved ones, absolutely anything."

There's no evidence for any of this other than a claim by his uncle.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 02:42 UTC
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borax: The sponsors who gave money to this young man should be sued for such behavior, putting at risk lives in such reckless way, and breaking the law. What about video website who made money upon his foolishness ?

Allegedly, according to his uncle, it was a challenge for ANYONE who could dangle off that building. He wasn't sponsored on a personal basis. And there's little evidence this "sponsor" actually exists.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 02:38 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Review (237 comments in total)
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mxx: Battery life is only 235 shots, but is that really so bad? That's equivalent to more than 6 rolls of 36 exposure films in the old days. I don't think I've ever shot that much film in one day. Maybe one just have to take more care with planning your shots, like we did back then?

And how much room do those "many rolls of film" take compared with a few batteries? ;)

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 02:33 UTC
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Skullyon1: I just watched the video...
It seems to me his biggest problem was upper body strength. He wasn't physically able to pull himself up after a couple of pull ups, that and the ledge was to slippery for his hands to get a good grasp of. Probably a combination to the two.
A rock climber friend of mine who's a big guy, 6 foot 3, could free climb, huge steep man made climbing walls and then move across the roof using nothing but his finger tips. I'm taller than him and could climb up a wall, but didn't have strong enough hands to to ever hold my weight to traverse the roof that way, and never will.
Some people are born climbers, this poor guy Yongning didn't seem to be physically up to the task. It seems to me that he needed more strength training to do what he was attempting.

He'd successfully done similar things dozens of times. He had the upper body strength and he was not a heavy individual. He was a former stuntman, but stuntman in Chinese movies often just means "willing to risk life". They typically don't have the safety considerations of Hollywood.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 02:26 UTC
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LiveFromPhilly: I think the criticism is a bit harsh. We're all going to die eventually no matter how safe we play it. At least he died doing something he enjoyed (the roof-toping I mean, not the falling hundreds of feet).

Honestly, I would think photographers would be especially sensitive to this kind of thing. While I'm not the type to climb mountains, shoot dangerous animals on safari, or document war zones, I would never make light of a photographer who died doing any of those things when they could have been at home where it's safe taking photos of their cats.

He fell 45 feet. If you see the original video you can hear a sound which seems to be him landing.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 02:19 UTC
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biggles266: To be perfectly honest, when I read this headline, I felt nothing. No feeling of tragedy, no surprise, just ... nothing. I'm not proud of that, but it's just a fact. There are so many people in the world suffering despite not choosing to constantly take such silly risks like this, risks which disrespect the gift of life and health. So if someone dies when doing these stunts it seems completely unimportant compared to the people who deserve compassion because their circumstances are tragic even though they aren't contributing to it through their repeated foolishness.

The "callous responses" here don't encourage you to hang off buildings. The kind of nonsense I've read elsewhere like "The building should be named after him" does.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 02:18 UTC
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