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 Gear of the Year: Carey's choice - Canon PowerShot G9 X (212 comments in total)
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OlyPent: Put that in your pocket, and that annoying trap-door in front of the lens will jam from lint and debris in no time.

I do, occasionally, and it doesn't. But then I don't share the obsession with cameras having to go in pockets anyway.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 00:48 UTC
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (766 comments in total)

Like many photographers this whole thread reminds me how much I miss my dad.. Without him I would not be here.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 05:32 UTC as 245th comment
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (766 comments in total)
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Absolutic: Russian Zenit E

It was a great SLR

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 05:29 UTC
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (766 comments in total)

I still remember my first SLR was a Russian-made Zenit E. And it had a very unique smell. Terrific camera for the price.

http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Zenit-E

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 00:14 UTC as 297th comment
On article iPhone 7 Plus real-world sample gallery (262 comments in total)
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racin06: Apparently my Samsung Note 7 IS the iPhone 7 slayer!

Edge 7 can do it too, with a single lens, but for some reason DPReview never sees the need to publicise it as it does Apple

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2016 at 00:11 UTC
On article 2016 Roundups: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (192 comments in total)

"This one goes out to all the 'zoom with your feet' types."

Ah, the ones who don't know what the characteristics of different focal lengths actually do, and why. :)

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2016 at 00:57 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
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whensly: Pretty soon Sony/ Canikon will be hearing the footsteps of the Fuji XT2. If the video proves any good I'll buy one. Nice thing about Fuji besides their gorgeous glass is that they always keep improving cameras even older ones through firmware updates.

Yeah. Punch holes. Otherwise known as orbs.

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/X10/zimages/w-100.jpg

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 05:58 UTC
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whensly: Pretty soon Sony/ Canikon will be hearing the footsteps of the Fuji XT2. If the video proves any good I'll buy one. Nice thing about Fuji besides their gorgeous glass is that they always keep improving cameras even older ones through firmware updates.

webber15, the X10 punch hole highlights issue was hardly the best of anything. Unless you had a thing for punch holes.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2016 at 05:09 UTC
On article Ballot-selfies are now legal in New Hampshire (50 comments in total)
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GaryJP: Terrible mistake. Here in Hong Kong the pro-Beijing groups bribe people to vote for them and demand those people use their mobile phones to take photos of their ballot papers with the vote on.

I can see absolutely no reason why the desire for selfies every second trumps the need for free and fair elections.

Vote buying disappeared, as said above, because there was no way to ascertain people voted as promised. This move removes that problem. And the vote buying is not always money. It can be dinners, freebies, and other bribes. It is absurdly naive to consider the USA above it.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2016 at 03:13 UTC
On article Ballot-selfies are now legal in New Hampshire (50 comments in total)
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Photo Pete: I can't imagine that moving an 'X' in photoshop would be too difficult. Selfie photos would prove nothing about how you voted.

Typically, vote buyers demand to see your mobile phone AS SOON AS you leave the voting station. The people they bribe, being mostly old or poor, are usually not Photoshop wizards.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 01:50 UTC
On article Ballot-selfies are now legal in New Hampshire (50 comments in total)
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angus rocks: i am a true believer in "states rights" but photography is not a crime. on military bases, embassies, and other locations with a specific need for ultra privacy, as well as public places, under stairs for up-skirts, ew, disgusting, should be photo free zones. i know up-skirt under stairs was deemed legal, but still disgusting. but states don't have the right, to deny rights. and i think more people should fight for photography rights. and i thank the 3 people who followed this threw, and pushed back against an attack on "free speech".

Some of you are missing the point, which is precisely that vote buyers ONLY get their power from forcing you to provide a record of your vote.

Otherwise you could take the money and vote for who the heck you like. I have seen this in operation.

"but a selfie by definition is taken by you. "

Sure. But removing from everyone the ability to take one reduces the chances of coercion of others. An enforced secret ballot is a mode of protection.

Ah well, democracy in the US seems to be going to Hades in a handbasket anyway.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 01:48 UTC
On article Ballot-selfies are now legal in New Hampshire (50 comments in total)

Terrible mistake. Here in Hong Kong the pro-Beijing groups bribe people to vote for them and demand those people use their mobile phones to take photos of their ballot papers with the vote on.

I can see absolutely no reason why the desire for selfies every second trumps the need for free and fair elections.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 01:45 UTC as 10th comment | 5 replies
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TXGRunner: Reminds me of the damage Greenpeace did to the Nazca lines in Peru -- they did irreparable damage:

http://www.news.com.au/travel/world-travel/south-america/true-extent-of-greenpeace-damage-to-nazca-lines-revealed/news-story/383ccdd3e476edfebcfcbdc2af005f48

Stupid though that was, the damage was NOT the entire point.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 09:55 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2124 comments in total)
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Mikael Risedal: Not bad Canon , place 14 at DXO sensor score/ranking year 2016 , lower read out noise, and minimal banding compared to my older 5DMK2 and MK3.
Why took it so long time to fix it ??
apathy? didn't know whats going on with the competition?
Now when Sony is moving to stacked,bsi sensors for easier reading video/etc.
and well done regarding 5dmak4 4K video
it costs to be in the top

God, is he STILL at it?

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 00:56 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2124 comments in total)
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Mikael Risedal: nice done Canon, no high read out noise , no banding
a camera body to play with and to all my hand picked and very good Canon lenses
autumn is saved
How will this be received in the CR community and by the Canon fan boys ? For several years Canon DR and exposure latitude has been sufficient
one can therefore ask why Canon has improved a number of parameters
oooooh well

If they gave sainthoods for dedicated brand bashing, Mother Teresa would have to watch out.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 02:16 UTC
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GaryJP: "It shoots 4k"

Like my TWO generations old Galaxy Note 4.

Oh quit the religious wars and don't be an idiot. I've owned iPhone 4 AND 5. They didn't do what I wanted.

If a writer is going to tout something as a reason to buy a new phone, it ought to be NEW.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2016 at 01:32 UTC

Serious music listeners are unlikely to be impressed with "Airbuds" or whatever they are called.

Apple's traditional supplied earphones already vie with cheap free airplane earphones for discomfort and awful sound - and I don't know anyone seriously into music who does not buy a third-party set. Of course, now you can"t. Unless you add an extra (supplied) wire and also connect the dongle AND a Powerbank so you can charge while on long journeys.

"Habitual smartphone photographers won't put up with laggy low-resolution touch-screens on DSLRs, or the omission of features like 4K video and wireless connectivity that they're used to from their phones."

Ironically, iPhone users HAVE put up with these omissions long after other Smartphone users had them.

And yes, I did own two generations of iPhones before getting fed up with them, even though I still use many other Apple products.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 05:49 UTC as 304th comment

"It shoots 4k"

Like my TWO generations old Galaxy Note 4.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 02:28 UTC as 336th comment | 2 replies
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Boss of Sony: Micro 4/3 cameras (in particular the more compact MFT camera bodies) are much more enjoyable to use than either the Sony or Canon APS-C cameras, because the lenses are so much smaller and cuter (and have very good IQ too)! MFT kit lenses are also better than the Sony and Canon kit lenses.

I have an OMD EM1 and a GH4, and the Olympus Pro lenses. Every time I shoot M43, which I do sometimes purely for weight reasons, from a purely IQ standpoint I come back wishing I'd taken a full frame.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 10:17 UTC
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Nuno Souto: When will the "dslr-only" folks wake up and understand the days of lugging around 15 pounds of equipment to take one photo or make a little video are over and done?

And no, you are NOT a "pro" because you use the same gear as some internet blogger!

Grow up, go outside and smell the flowers, it's really worth it.
Mirrorless is here to stay and is the future.

It was boring the first time. What makes you think it gets better with repetition?

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 07:20 UTC
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