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 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 (2142 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 (2142 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 305th comment

"It shoots 4k"

Like my TWO generations old Galaxy Note 4.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 02:28 UTC as 337th 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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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.

Get over yourself. I shoot both, owning 5D, A7SII and A7RII.

Mirrorless has a long way to go in many areas before it can justifiably be called "the future". Its write speed is worse, its focusing for action is usually slower, its battery life is lousier, and if you are shooting full frame you need full frame lenses which take up about as much space whichever system they are made for.

The "pros" are the ones paid to be at the Olympics or the ones making a living from their cameras, and no, mirrorless is not dominating either field.

Both sides have some advantages, for different purposes, and DSLRs will most likely be around longer than Sony.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 01:22 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.

I got scammed by the Fuji X10 and Fuji's LONG denial it had any problems at all.

Never again.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 01:17 UTC

It would undoubtedly reject some of the best photographs ever taken.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2016 at 03:33 UTC as 13th comment
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (730 comments in total)
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flashcactus: The zoom adapter seems intended for video, yet the camera won't do the current industry standard of 4K. The autofocus sounds great, but still doesn't track? All seems a bit pointless to me.

I'm far from young but I do love the new technology and I teach it to students. You are right about democratisation. I am even encouraging some of them to shoot their final projects on mobile phones.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2016 at 06:54 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (730 comments in total)
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Thuravi Kumaaran: ‘Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review’ – DPREVIEW.

Telephoto Continuous AF test
“This is a really impressive result: the closest we've seen to a 100% hit-rate in this test so far. The Canon 1D X II and Nikon D5 may well be able to match this performance, but there isn't a DSLR that can focus so far out towards the edge of the frame as this. What's all the more impressive is that there aren't any complex settings that need to be configured to get this result - it's essentially point and shoot.”

So, we may buy a6300, instead of 1D X II & D5.
Is it a wonderful humour of 2016, may be?

But another reviewer didn't exaggerate things ;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoNRXWFTFa4&feature=youtu.be&t=5m24s

An another reviewer has different opinion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2RNNVO2U68

And ‘Tony & Chelsea Northrup’ opinion in the fallowing link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXFgURp8NjI

Different people, different ways, but to every doings, we are going to get it back.

Same with my A7RII and A7SII, and it IS a complete pain to be told to wait while the camera writes to card, particularly if you are using either in a journalistic or fast-moving situation.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 23:03 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (730 comments in total)
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GaryJP: This is optimistic.

I'm using both Canon and Sony these days. I still prefer the colour of Canon. Too many Sony users are producing horrible fudgy looking low contrast pictures that look like they are shot on expired film. I can often spot a Sony image also by the predilection for green tinged faces and horrible over-modulation of blues, particularly from LED light sources (which DPReview never seems to want to own up to). And it is an aesthetic I try hard not to let creep into my work.

If the new 5D has better dynamic range and usable 4K, my A7RII and A7SII will be for sale. I get tired of struggling with the colours.

Been there. Done that. Got the t-shirt. Before you try being patronising, try to figure out a few things about who you are talking to.

If you can seriously market a profile that matches Sony colour to Canon colour in every respect , do it. No one else has managed. Not only will Canon users love you, Sony will love you and probably supply it with their cameras. You will make a small fortune.

Others have tried - I have actually BOUGHT them and used them - and they don't work well enough. But no doubt YOU are the genius to solve it.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 11:24 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (730 comments in total)
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TORN: I wished people would be able to create photos and videos up to the same standard they demand from their equipment. Nowadays it is the user who fails not the technology most of the time.

I am attending big Sony and Canon user groups on a regular basis and I am still waiting to see a HD, 4k or any other video that is worth my time and I am still waiting to see that the camera system makes a difference. There are only a few really talented people around and a lot of amateurs with more ambition and demand for best technology than actual skill.

Of course I like any improvement on cameras since it makes our hobbies easier and more fun. And it is nice to see that ALL vendors make constant progress in the areas where they have weaknesses. Canon is not the only vendor who has to do his homework.

One of the most sensible comments here, but this is a gear heads' forum, full of people like those guys who buy expensive hi fi sets with gold wires and only play the most dismal music on it.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 10:39 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (730 comments in total)
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flashcactus: The zoom adapter seems intended for video, yet the camera won't do the current industry standard of 4K. The autofocus sounds great, but still doesn't track? All seems a bit pointless to me.

4K is NOT industry standard, unless you are talking cinema production. It is industry hi-end. I still shoot for some European TV channels in SD, although I shoot HD or 4K and down res it often. 4K, having no real popular mode of distribution at the moment, and not generally required for broadcast, is largely a hobbyists' dream.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 10:32 UTC
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