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 Corbis Images content to be distributed by Getty (29 comments in total)

Worrying to see a mainland China company having ownership of historical images of the Tienanmen Square incident, including Tank Man. Search for them in Chinese and they do not exist.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2016 at 02:49 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies

Part of the problem here is rating out of 100 and awarding Gold. Silver, etc.

Perhaps it would be wiser for your reviews to say "Good For/Not so Good For" rather than put every one on the same scale (within classes). That encourages the "mine is bigger than yours" clowns.

Your line on "post purchase justification", is at odds with the rest of your argument. "Post purchase justification" is in the eye of the beholder and often a random insult. Some chose cameras you don't think are great because - AFTER having weighed the pros and cons, including usability and personal preference - we don't enjoy the cameras you think are the best thing since sliced bread. And we HAVE used them. (I don't enjoy the RX100s)

Camera makers make design decisions. You can always tell the fanboys because they attribute only negative motivations to the design decisions of one brand and only positive motivations to the design decisions of another. They don't do this site any favours and drive many away.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 22:50 UTC as 102nd comment | 1 reply
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everybodyisone: Having problems is not so rare but I really like they admit it and offer the solution immediately. It is something some other manufacturer should follow...

Agree. I am done with Fuji forever. That corporate culture stinks.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 08:38 UTC
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everybodyisone: Having problems is not so rare but I really like they admit it and offer the solution immediately. It is something some other manufacturer should follow...

Most admit it quite quickly, one of the worst exceptions being Fuji who took a year to admit and fix the horrendous paper punch highlights (orbs) in my X10 and even laughed at users who complained.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 01:33 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Rob Kearney (76 comments in total)
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GaryJP: Whenever I see someone superficially badmouthing another photographer's works here I almost always immediately go to check their gallery.

95% of the time they have uploaded nothing.

And no links to their work either.

"(4) Extension of an opponent's proposition by contradiction or by misrepresentation of it (pp. 35-38).
Dealt with by stating again the more moderate position which is being defended."
Thouless.

I suggest you re-read my original post.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 10:38 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Rob Kearney (76 comments in total)
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GaryJP: Whenever I see someone superficially badmouthing another photographer's works here I almost always immediately go to check their gallery.

95% of the time they have uploaded nothing.

And no links to their work either.

"Straight and Crooked Thinking". Robert M Thouless. Excellent book, despite being written in the 1930s. Highly recommend it.

"So what you are saying ......?" is almost invariably followed by a false inference.

And the simple answer is that IF his work shows he can get better results on a Nikon than Sebastião Salgado gets on his Canons I would have to concede that he demonstrates that for him at least it's true.

With no such demonstration, how else would YOU judge?

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 10:13 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Rob Kearney (76 comments in total)
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GaryJP: Whenever I see someone superficially badmouthing another photographer's works here I almost always immediately go to check their gallery.

95% of the time they have uploaded nothing.

And no links to their work either.

For you no, for at least twelve other people yes.

But naturally you are free to defend the freedom to badmouth at will as much as you like. It is often very much the way of this site after all. Personally I will ALWAYS respect posters more when I see some tangible examples of where they are coming from.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 04:42 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Rob Kearney (76 comments in total)
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GaryJP: Whenever I see someone superficially badmouthing another photographer's works here I almost always immediately go to check their gallery.

95% of the time they have uploaded nothing.

And no links to their work either.

And you guys are still not comprehending.

"Not everyone who doesn't post photos is negative, but there's almost always a guaranteed outcome if you go to the galleries of the most negative or destructive posters. Zilch to see."

Which part of that was so hard to understand crashpc? No "all dogs" there at all.

It sometimes gets necessary to rephrase when people have such difficulties understanding language.

What's so tough, if people are going to trash other people's work "superficially" about putting their money where their mouth is?

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 01:46 UTC
On article Inching forward? Canon PowerShot G5 X review posted (401 comments in total)
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Jennyhappy2: Kind of sums it up: "photographers who care about speed and ultimate image quality, the RX100 III is the way to go."

Jennyhappy2, you really are on a roll with the childishness. I probably own more Sony gear than you do. Grow up.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 01:43 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Rob Kearney (76 comments in total)
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GaryJP: Whenever I see someone superficially badmouthing another photographer's works here I almost always immediately go to check their gallery.

95% of the time they have uploaded nothing.

And no links to their work either.

There's constructive criticism, but there's also just plain "superficial badmouthing" (which is what I specifically mentioned) as well as brand trolling, and I notice that the incidence of the latter two BOTH almost invariably correlates inversely to whether the person involved ever actually shows any evidence of taking a picture or any evidence of his/her own skills.

Not everyone who doesn't post photos is negative, but there's almost always a guaranteed outcome if you go to the galleries of the most negative or destructive posters. Zilch to see.

Anyone who doubts this could just get into the habit of checking for themselves and learning when a big pinch of salt is required.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 02:25 UTC
On article Inching forward? Canon PowerShot G5 X review posted (401 comments in total)
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Jennyhappy2: Kind of sums it up: "photographers who care about speed and ultimate image quality, the RX100 III is the way to go."

It's still the most childish form of argument.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2016 at 01:24 UTC
On article Inching forward? Canon PowerShot G5 X review posted (401 comments in total)
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Jennyhappy2: Kind of sums it up: "photographers who care about speed and ultimate image quality, the RX100 III is the way to go."

Jennyhappy2. "Argument from authority"? How cute.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 04:31 UTC
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (743 comments in total)
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sneakyracer: Slap a A7RII sensor on the Canon and it would get a 95% score... just sayin' That missing few stops of DR is Costing Canon dearly in tests / reviews.

DR is the new megapixel race.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 01:10 UTC
On article Inching forward? Canon PowerShot G5 X review posted (401 comments in total)
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Big6D: any point in upgrading from G7X then?

For me, yeah, for the viewfinder above all.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 01:03 UTC
On article Inching forward? Canon PowerShot G5 X review posted (401 comments in total)
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geepondy: My the days of DP Review being accused of being Canon fanboys which used to happen on a regular basis, are long over. Nary a single camera seems to get top honors. The enthusiasts cameras are being accused of overall pedestrian handling (I agree) and the DSLRs are all being accused of inferior sensors compared to the competition. Canon is still number one in sales though, aren't they?

This place is Sony Central these days.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 01:02 UTC
On article Inching forward? Canon PowerShot G5 X review posted (401 comments in total)
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Jennyhappy2: Kind of sums it up: "photographers who care about speed and ultimate image quality, the RX100 III is the way to go."

I have an RX100. I more often use my G5X.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 00:59 UTC
On article Field Test: Brad Puet and the Fujifilm X-T10 (120 comments in total)

These field tests are fast becoming one of my favourite parts of DPReview. They make up for the deficiencies of the comment areas. Nice one. Like his way of interacting with his subjects.

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2015 at 08:24 UTC as 11th comment
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (743 comments in total)
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josseee: the colours are truly amazing. One thing I as a sony shooter envy a lot. Sony should team up with canon to provide the ultimate sensor :)

I do.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 23:57 UTC
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (743 comments in total)
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josseee: the colours are truly amazing. One thing I as a sony shooter envy a lot. Sony should team up with canon to provide the ultimate sensor :)

LOL

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 08:46 UTC
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (743 comments in total)
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josseee: the colours are truly amazing. One thing I as a sony shooter envy a lot. Sony should team up with canon to provide the ultimate sensor :)

Sony faithful always talk about custom profiles to avoid bad colour, but custom profiles change colours right across an image. Get one thing altered, and there goes another.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 07:43 UTC
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