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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On article Through the lens of black women photographers (203 comments in total)
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polishpunk68: The amount of comments complaining that this article got posted is appalling. Photography is self expression of showing the world as you see it. People from different backgrounds and cultures will have a different perspective and it is worthwhile to see and read about it. It is very relevant in the realm of photography.

Not recognizing a photographers gender or heritage is ignorance.

I judge a photograph by the photograph.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2017 at 05:53 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2588 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: It seems to me that the biggest problem that Sony faces with this camera has nothing to do with what the can do (which is right up there with the best), but with all the badmouthing from threatened Canikon owners. And there are many of them.

Dr Blackjack
GaryJP, returning crap by flinging more crap is never justified and accomplishes nothing.

Nothing in my post suggests otherwise. It is, however, why I spend increasingly diminishing amounts of time reading DPReview.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2017 at 04:06 UTC
On article Sony a9 Full Review: Mirrorless Redefined (2588 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: It seems to me that the biggest problem that Sony faces with this camera has nothing to do with what the can do (which is right up there with the best), but with all the badmouthing from threatened Canikon owners. And there are many of them.

Given how much time Canon-bashers (including Sony users) spend on the Canon forums, that is a farcical statement.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 06:03 UTC
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ttran88: I did buy my first Canon this quarter. It's a Canon LS-100TSG. I did my share to contribute. Did you?

I'd certainly advise anyone to dip a toe in and test the waters before submerging. I went from Canon to an A7RII and then traded it in for a 5D Mk IV. Several things I do not like about it. I still do keep an A7SII for video, but I much prefer the Canon for stills.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 03:09 UTC
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)

He walks the walk while others just talk the talk. Good luck to him.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 02:34 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1640 comments in total)
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GiovanniB: What do you mean by "JPEG colors are still second-to-none"? IMO Canon's green hues still miss the richness of any of their competitors, resulting in almost uniform green areas with brownish shadows. Skin colors are quite good but for landscapers, Canon means trouble - lots of effort in post-processing and some irrecoverably spoiled shots, particularly in challenging high-contrast lighting conditions. Of course my observations are based more on RAW files than JPEGs but in the JPEGs I've shot and seen so far I found nothing yet to support any claim of a particularly good color fidelity, again except for skin tones for which Canon equipment seems to be primarily optimized.

I have shot Raw ever since it was available. The difference is that only with one brand do I look at the colours in the Raw converter and think: "Oh, hell'." Sony fans typically only accept that colour rendition can make a difference when they can find a way to use it to attack OTHER manufacturers.

There's no harm in choosing the camera that takes you closest to what you want BEFORE you start tweaking.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 02:05 UTC
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Marty4650: The remarkable thing here is that a 14% market share can result in 79% of profits for the entire industry!

This tells you the iPhone is grossly overpriced. But if you are a serious Apple fan, you don't care how expensive it is, because you will line up for hours to buy the latest model at full list price. So perhaps Apple knows exactly what they are doing by pricing their products so high.

The problem for Android is they just don't have a cult following.....

"....Android sucks...."

No. Android wins. This article is only judging by manufacturers, not systems.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 05:30 UTC
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FuhTeng: That was lovely. What a fun and pretty video. Oh yes, it's about a new camera? Turns out a $3,400 camera can do really nice work! Who would have thought.

Not many who mostly go by the almost incessant bellyaching in DPR comments.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 00:41 UTC
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ishootyouDOTcom: Great but unfortunately he didn't set focus to infinity. A GoPro would have done a better job ☹️

The stars are pretty sharp if you view or download it at a high enough resolution.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 02:54 UTC
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Frank C.: Pretty violent stuff. It's amazing to me the Apollo astronauts managed to survive the solar winds' lethal ioninzing radiation and radiation zapping around inside the Van Allen belts, I've often wondered why no human has ventured past low orbit since the Apollo missions... I guess hippees and techies back then were pretty smart, a lot smarter we are today from the looks of it

... and Stanley Kubrick filmed the moon landing. ;)

http://www.clavius.org/envrad.html

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 02:53 UTC
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junk1: If only batteries from certain supplier(s) failed, that would point towards the batteries. But if all of them failed, then it's likely something else.

There is a worsening problem in lithium batteries as we demand they get smaller and more powerful. And we DO. Look at the bellyaching about battery life or size on every review here.

The chances of thermal runaway increase. Samsung, according to internal sources, tried to push the envelope too hard.

It amused me that people were highlighting the early restrictions on putting Note 7s in your hold baggage when flying, because every airline I fly on has been telling you not to do that for years now, as most photographers or videomakers know. Airlines know that ALL Lithium Ion batteries are a fire risk in this regard. They have not been singling out any one manufacturer. Not on long haul international flights. maybe it is different in the US.

That danger, and the world's depleting supplies of lithium, are making the search for replacements pretty urgent.

http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/130380-future-batteries-coming-soon-charge-in-seconds-last-months-and-power-over-the-air

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 07:35 UTC
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cosinaphile: samsung is run by fools... the battery issue ....poor testing leading to failures in washing machines , and n abandoning the nx line when it was just gaining notice for its excellent sensor..... what a shame they didnt at least try to rebrand it by licensing a legacy name like so many lenses have done , ive never liked the ring of the samsung name its a clumsy word and does not scream quality

nikon makes the same blunder with the coolpix moniker , just a silly name or fuji excellence diminished with the stupid name finepix

they are not all bad i think panasonic using lumix name was a smart move

We can all have our views. Whether that justifies us in considering those who actually DO the job cretins is something else entirely.

As someone said once: "It's such a pity all the people who REALLY know how to run the country are driving taxis or cutting hair."

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 07:21 UTC
On article Canon granted third most US patents in 2016 (145 comments in total)
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Paul B Jones: Jeepers, the folks whose main form of recreational activity is disliking Canon are taking this pretty hard.

LOL.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 05:10 UTC
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junk1: If only batteries from certain supplier(s) failed, that would point towards the batteries. But if all of them failed, then it's likely something else.

Samsung SDI is an affiliate company with its own stock listing and has been since at least the 1990s. In fact it was the order for batteries from them that Samsung itself cancelled first. It makes phone parts and batteries for many companies, including Apple.

"Samsung SDI was listed as an Apple supplier in the U.S. company’s suppliers’ list for 2016. Samsung SDI declined to comment when asked whether it currently supplies batteries to Apple.

However, batteries from more than one supplier, including TDK , had problems.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 04:12 UTC
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Mike FL: "blames battery" while the fact is battery burning.

What's the logic?
1. Are Samsung run by 10 years old?
2. Samsung run by guys with IQ=10 years old?
3. Who buy Samsung story has 10 years old IQ?
4. All of above.

Take you pick.

Oh don't talk nonsense. It was quite possible to follow the development of this issue as it happened if you followed the tech press. And it's unwise to assume people with no connection with the company somehow know better. Particularly before the report has even been seen. A major problem was that sporadic faults quite often are not easy to provoke or test under laboratory conditions and Samsung simply could not blow up their own phones

Compared with other companies, like Fuji, that I have dealt with (who have taken up to 18 months to even ADMIT an issue) this was a pretty fast handling of the situation.

In my experience every company has the odd ethics free person working for it. Even Apple.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 03:44 UTC
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cosinaphile: samsung is run by fools... the battery issue ....poor testing leading to failures in washing machines , and n abandoning the nx line when it was just gaining notice for its excellent sensor..... what a shame they didnt at least try to rebrand it by licensing a legacy name like so many lenses have done , ive never liked the ring of the samsung name its a clumsy word and does not scream quality

nikon makes the same blunder with the coolpix moniker , just a silly name or fuji excellence diminished with the stupid name finepix

they are not all bad i think panasonic using lumix name was a smart move

"samsung is run by fools."

Like Canon and Nikon.

Sadly, that's what happens when all the real experts are too busy posting to DPReview.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 01:26 UTC
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junk1: If only batteries from certain supplier(s) failed, that would point towards the batteries. But if all of them failed, then it's likely something else.

There are good technical reasons (thermal runaway) why this is a potential danger of all lithium batteries.

http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2014/01/economist-explains-19

https://phys.org/news/2016-10-troy-wolverton-lithium-battery-dangers.html

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 01:25 UTC
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Mike FL: "blames battery" while the fact is battery burning.

What's the logic?
1. Are Samsung run by 10 years old?
2. Samsung run by guys with IQ=10 years old?
3. Who buy Samsung story has 10 years old IQ?
4. All of above.

Take you pick.

No. Samsung initially believed the problem lay with batteries that had only been used in phones sold in certain countries .

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 00:56 UTC
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junk1: If only batteries from certain supplier(s) failed, that would point towards the batteries. But if all of them failed, then it's likely something else.

Depends on the specs you demanded from the external supplies for the batteries. If there was, as some suggest, an unforeseen problem when the batteries expanded it could still be the battery problem, but the responsibility may have been those specs.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 00:28 UTC
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wetsleet: Samsung should just have consulted some of the experts here, saved themselves a load of bother trying to work out the cause.

Factually they turned a very good profit for the year despite the problem.

http://www.theverge.com/2017/1/6/14188390/samsung-q4-2016-profits-guidance-increase-earnings

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 00:25 UTC
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