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 Canon got it right on International Women's Day (463 comments in total)
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grock: I usually visit these comments sections for the tribalistic, elitist, gear-head ranting. The unrepentant misogyny is just a bonus!

Ran Plett, I can't even begin to tell you what those monsters did to him, and i suspect sexual abuse was involved too. Even after abuse (including horrifying interventions to stop him wetting the bed) had been proved and he had been hospitalised the courts decided the mother needed a second chance. It continued. He is now a father, and if, as often happens, the cycle of abuse continues, I have little doubt many will be putting that down to "evil males" too.

But this is off the topic of Canon's initiative, which - as I've said - I am all for. It's just rather stupid what the comments on that initiative have descended into ... from BOTH sides.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2018 at 03:22 UTC
On article Canon got it right on International Women's Day (463 comments in total)
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grock: I usually visit these comments sections for the tribalistic, elitist, gear-head ranting. The unrepentant misogyny is just a bonus!

Please don't patronise. Or matronise. I've been following the movement since the 70s and any time you want a debate on Dworkin, bell hooks, Millett, Friedan, Steinem, Hélène Cixous, Luce Irigaray, or many others I am up for it. The criticim of the white middle class nature of contemporary feminism and what it supports is highly active WITHIN the movement as well as outside. Resisting the demonisation of men is not the same as not supporting feminism. And there is too much ad hominem debate involved in these issues, which is entirely unhelpful.

https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2017/01/21/510859909/race-and-feminism-womens-march-recalls-the-touchy-history

I live in the WORLD. We don't all have the same issues as the US. And there's a huge amount of cultural colonialism involved in suggesting we should.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2018 at 03:18 UTC
On article Canon got it right on International Women's Day (463 comments in total)
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grock: I usually visit these comments sections for the tribalistic, elitist, gear-head ranting. The unrepentant misogyny is just a bonus!

Samuel C, there's this wonderful cop-out that many supporting social movements adopt that when any member of that social movement gets rightfully criticised they say "Oh, that person's not representative." And whenever that person gets praised he or she becomes representative. The fact is that her particular quote received much support from many who claim to be feminists. Check Twitter. I doubt they are all wrong or don't understand feminism as well as you do. The fact is that there is more than one feminism, as suggested by Naomi Wolf, Paglia, and others, and equity feminism and gender feminism are already quite different, as are essentialism and social conditioning theories. And don't pretend it's always the patriarchy's fault that kids go to mothers. You can find plenty of women who argue that they should. And don't wax eloquent on child rape when so many cases of a female teacher raping a boy get her a light sentence and him comments of "lucky boy." This is NOT a binary issue.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2018 at 03:11 UTC
On article Canon got it right on International Women's Day (463 comments in total)
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grock: I usually visit these comments sections for the tribalistic, elitist, gear-head ranting. The unrepentant misogyny is just a bonus!

You missed the Oscars apparently, where a white middle class self-labelling feminist put down the disadvantages of an African American and a Mexican immigrant in favour of a white middle class woman. Not all criticism of anything any feminist says is misogyny. America's own gender war does not always translate well in other countries, many of which have gone further in these issues. That's why my current students, most of whom are female, could see through the gender baiting hype of Wonder Woman that worked so well in the US. Not a reason to love it or hate it. Men and women in the US actually simply don't seem to like each other very much. And "being treated equally" might apply to the courts where my brother's child was kept with an abusive mother and stepfather for three years. This is not a slaves versus masters scenario. In fact, class and race are obstacles that constantly get played down in favour of white middle class university graduates.And many non white women know it

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2018 at 02:20 UTC
On article Canon got it right on International Women's Day (463 comments in total)
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grock: I usually visit these comments sections for the tribalistic, elitist, gear-head ranting. The unrepentant misogyny is just a bonus!

Misandry isn't better. Although I think Canon are doing a good thing.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2018 at 01:22 UTC
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GaryJP: The rewarding thing about this for me is that it has just completely destroyed any temptation I have to buy the A7R III.

True. I had the A7RII and the resolution was overkill. I traded it in.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2018 at 03:34 UTC
On article Sony a7 III sample gallery (554 comments in total)

I'm interested whether DPR is going to find the FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS kit lens that comes with this camera as slow as they found the 24-72mm-equivalent f/2.8-5.6 lens on Canon's G1X MkIII.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2018 at 02:25 UTC as 39th comment

The rewarding thing about this for me is that it has just completely destroyed any temptation I have to buy the A7R III.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2018 at 01:08 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies

The carping comments I read here mark a new level of pathetic

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2018 at 00:01 UTC as 14th comment

Great new legal defence: my camera made me do it

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2018 at 23:58 UTC as 93rd comment

I certainly remember publication of the London picture was criticized as unethical because it was published before relatives had even been confirmed to have been informed.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2018 at 02:28 UTC as 7th comment
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GaryJP: They wanted to prove the TSA were idiots. The TSA were not idiots. They failed. The rest is BS.

Don't insult our intelligence by claiming you thought taking a vacuum device on a plane is a riveting documentary subject.

Well these obviously were not the brightest bulbs.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2018 at 23:57 UTC

Never mind. Pretty soon the fake cryptocurrencies will be worth more than the real ones.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2018 at 03:08 UTC as 13th comment

How incredibly stupid can you get?

But when morons think it is cool to shine laser lights in pilots' eyes from the ground I am hesitant to blame drones themselves.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2018 at 01:34 UTC as 54th comment
On article PowerShot Shootout: Canon's G1 X III vs G7 X II (256 comments in total)
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elementare: A "pocketable" camera that costs 4 times an entry level apsc camera with same sensor and standard zoom lens kit with similar performances. At 1200 you can find a canon 6d.

Pocketable just with baggy pants or jackets, a typical outfit that I personally have when I go outdoor. And when I go outdoor I don't mind to take with me a bag with a better performance camera. For the rest of time here in Italy we go out with civilian outfits with small to medium pockets, not military grade baggy ones. Or we use some kind of bags if we want to take with us cameras or anything, generally people don't need to behave like secret agents when go around.

Daido Moriyama: "The camera doesn't matter."

All you are showing is your animus for a particular camera .

Walker Evans Polaroid SX-70
Andy Kania -
Andy Warhol - Polaroid Big Shot camera.
Chase Jarvis - From smartphone to Nikon D4
Edward Steichen - a simple Kodak camera captured one of his best-known photos of Isadora Duncan
Chris Marker (photographer and film maker) - Spy cameras
Dash Snow - Polaroid
Damon Winter - War Photography on smartphone
David Guttenfelder - War Photography on smartphone
Michael Christopher - Conflict Photography on iPhone
Matt Black - Shot poverty on smartphone (inducted into Magnum)
Landon Nordeman - Yashica T4 Super
Peter Hapak Time Portrait Photographer - Leica Minilux
Mike Randolph RX100 to cover Riga for Men's Fashion

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2018 at 00:31 UTC
On article PowerShot Shootout: Canon's G1 X III vs G7 X II (256 comments in total)
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GaryJP: I have both cameras and still prefer using the G1X MkIII. The speed of focus and handling are among the other reasons why.

However, I remain intrigued why the Sony RX100 series reduction of its lens coverage to 24-70mm (with fewer megapixels) never seemed as big an issue for DPReview as it seems to be when Canon does it (and to get a larger sensor into a compact form factor no less).

It's the reason I dropped out of the RX100 series after the MarkII, but it IS a compromise I was willing to accept for the advantages - to me - of the G1X MkIII.

So might I if it didn't come with ma y other things I dislike about using Sony cameras.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 23:59 UTC

The only "cameras" that ever seem to escape the "how many pixels dance on the head of a pin at 100%" analysis at DPR are iPhones.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 00:55 UTC as 180th comment

They wanted to prove the TSA were idiots. The TSA were not idiots. They failed. The rest is BS.

Don't insult our intelligence by claiming you thought taking a vacuum device on a plane is a riveting documentary subject.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2018 at 01:33 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
On article PowerShot Shootout: Canon's G1 X III vs G7 X II (256 comments in total)
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elementare: A "pocketable" camera that costs 4 times an entry level apsc camera with same sensor and standard zoom lens kit with similar performances. At 1200 you can find a canon 6d.

Pocketable just with baggy pants or jackets, a typical outfit that I personally have when I go outdoor. And when I go outdoor I don't mind to take with me a bag with a better performance camera. For the rest of time here in Italy we go out with civilian outfits with small to medium pockets, not military grade baggy ones. Or we use some kind of bags if we want to take with us cameras or anything, generally people don't need to behave like secret agents when go around.

elementare Congratulations on one of the daftest posts I've ever seen here and the most ill informed.

Most of the great photographs in history were taken with cameras less capable than these. Most "serious" photographers choose "horses for courses." I've seen award winning war photographers use iPhones. Daido Moriyama (look him up) uses simpler cameras still. The Ricoh GRII is used by many street photographers. I even personally know a couple of art photographers who are using old pinhole cameras.

I have shot with glass plate cameras, and almost all formats. Including medium format. There are times when compacts are a lot more useful and perfectly capable of giving you great shots. Annie Leibovitz shot some of her most moving images on small format compacts. Simply put if YOU can't get a great shot with one of these, it ain't the camera.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2018 at 00:15 UTC
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ttran88: This is exactly why Canon did the right move and left 4K out of their still cameras. There’s really no point in competing with the iPhones video performance.

Except for those with actual eyes.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 02:34 UTC
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