trebledee

Lives in Belgium
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Aug 26, 2017
About me:

15 years full time commercial photographer.
Beer industry and business jets seem to be my biggest clients.

Not a fanatic gear head, I use what I need to get the job done.

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trebledee: The 4900 was my last printer after 7800. 4900 clogged so hard if it wasn't used weekly. After many successful and ink consuming decloggings (Instant on pitch roll laid under the head for a night) It flatly refuses to unclog any more, 2 inks are out and I'm not putting any more money into it. It's waiting to be carted off and shot to pieces.
I've had enough of them, I don'r print enough anymore to warrant it in the office, unfortunately, I was forever changing carts that cost more then their weight in gold. The ink business is a complete scam.
A little sad because I just love printing stuff which makes me look, and look again. My fingers and wallet got burned too often though. Sorry Epson.

@doady Yeah, thanks for that insight. You are a genius. Goodness knows how I even manage in life. You give advise on other aspects of life too?

Maybe, just maybe you have no idea?. The clue was in the text. A 7800 and then a 4900. For fun use? Yes of course but that also included selling prints as a service to colleagues. Also as mentioned, I don't print enough to warrant another printer. My business model changed, the 4900 was actually bought before that.

Maybe I should get some crayons out to illustrate that a bit better?

So, I didn't do enough research before setting up a professional print department to my business? bought the wrong printer? Someone who did plenty of commercial printing and still thinks the ink is a scam.

You're welcome to assume what you want though because I'm sure you know it all.

Why can't people just be nice here? What is it with attitudes? Man, man.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2020 at 13:01 UTC

The 4900 was my last printer after 7800. 4900 clogged so hard if it wasn't used weekly. After many successful and ink consuming decloggings (Instant on pitch roll laid under the head for a night) It flatly refuses to unclog any more, 2 inks are out and I'm not putting any more money into it. It's waiting to be carted off and shot to pieces.
I've had enough of them, I don'r print enough anymore to warrant it in the office, unfortunately, I was forever changing carts that cost more then their weight in gold. The ink business is a complete scam.
A little sad because I just love printing stuff which makes me look, and look again. My fingers and wallet got burned too often though. Sorry Epson.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2020 at 18:47 UTC as 52nd comment | 2 replies

Nice tool for desk jockeys on the move. For photographers though? I know Adobe has mobile versions of LR and PS but they're more for making people feel like they are being productive than actually preparing anything ready for commercial use.

Love the new iPad and stand though, just not for work, work.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2020 at 08:01 UTC as 25th comment | 3 replies

Priorities in the right order.
The imaging market is a fickle one.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2020 at 19:41 UTC as 116th comment | 1 reply

Launched ages ago and anyone in the bike world would have seen this very cheesy sample shot that they used as promo.
I'd hoped it would stay of the camera press to be honest. ;)

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2020 at 10:46 UTC as 21st comment

Every iteration as been the best ever ever ever fixed lens compact camera. I've given up on the X100F, that's for sure. Takes to long to wake, focus hit and miss.
You have to 'art up' anything, use a film sim and add contract and grain to explain it away as an impression of your inner-self or whatever you want to call it. It's not at all a work tool, it's a chance tool. Great tool for those who like to jump out of people and randomly click at there reaction. Oh, opps. That didn't work out too well either, did it.

I won't be taking the chance on this version, even though I love the idea of the flip screen and really really want to believe they now have the bestest everest version. In my experience with the X100 series up till now though, my RiCOH GR or even my Coolpix A can make just as good an arty farty image and the batteries last a lot longer too. Sorry Fujifilm, I'm out.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2020 at 21:11 UTC as 177th comment | 3 replies

A bit of paranoia never killed anyone.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2020 at 07:10 UTC as 3rd comment
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Androole: Given that 4.5x8 is the biggest option (and I've never seen a frame available in such a size...) the quality gulf would have to be pretty massive to make this worth >4x the price of a Canon Selphy...

Running costs for event use. How many shots on a Selphy print/ribbon set?
I have a couple of DyeSubs that shoot out prints in about 7secs and have 600 prints on a roll. Obviously this is more compact, slower and less prints on a roll I guess. They are an industrial grade printer though, (they took over the Sony DyeSub biz too)

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2020 at 20:44 UTC

19sec is pretty slow. Odd.
I have printers that are a lot quicker.
Anyhow, wireless from iOS? That's cheap and compact mobile photobooth kiosks sorted out then. I like!

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2020 at 20:41 UTC as 32nd comment

Being a shed person with a load of DeWalt stuff, I'm all over this like a.. How much??..
Hmm, bit pricey, but could be a good thing for a field kit setup. Screwed into a pelicase for charging stuff and powering lights. Will look into this some more.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2020 at 08:18 UTC as 15th comment

Looks very nice, can get in where you want, upgrade later too.
Lots of nice features, not sure the drone in the blender was 100% true but the strap-a-cam-on option for a Mavic looks tidy.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2020 at 15:33 UTC as 39th comment

'Will it blend?'

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2020 at 20:39 UTC as 6th comment

Lost me at Kickstarter.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2019 at 19:43 UTC as 14th comment

Another week, another limited edition.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2019 at 05:58 UTC as 66th comment | 2 replies
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trebledee: People still hung up on a single card slot.
Too funny.
I use the camera day in day out since day one. By far the best tool I've used.

Loving the comments from the armchair camera manufacturers, telling Nikon how to do it.

Everyone here bellyaching about possible failures but no first hand of XQD failure.
You all carry 2 bodies and 2 of each lens, 2 camera bags, 2 of everything?
And even drive to the job with a spare car in tow, in case it breaks down?
Cars break down, it happens.

Not sure why there's so much stress about it. No like, use another camera. It's just one of the tools here. :) It's all quite hilarious.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2019 at 12:57 UTC
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trebledee: People still hung up on a single card slot.
Too funny.
I use the camera day in day out since day one. By far the best tool I've used.

Loving the comments from the armchair camera manufacturers, telling Nikon how to do it.

@ themountainphotographer. Careful there, actual real-life experience is swiftly cast aside as purely anecdotal by those who know best. ;)

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2019 at 11:09 UTC
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trebledee: People still hung up on a single card slot.
Too funny.
I use the camera day in day out since day one. By far the best tool I've used.

Loving the comments from the armchair camera manufacturers, telling Nikon how to do it.

This place is more and more like petapixel every day. State personal experience and it's always anecdotal or not relevant or serious because someone is always uptight about something.
Get over it. Move on, use your most popular camera of the week. No skin off my nose :)
I'm a very happy Z7 user who only uses it every working day.
Next..

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2019 at 08:35 UTC
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trebledee: People still hung up on a single card slot.
Too funny.
I use the camera day in day out since day one. By far the best tool I've used.

Loving the comments from the armchair camera manufacturers, telling Nikon how to do it.

Well, probably going to jinx it now. I've used XQD since it arrived on the scene.
Guess what, no fails.
SD cards in the same period. 3 fails.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2019 at 08:05 UTC

People still hung up on a single card slot.
Too funny.
I use the camera day in day out since day one. By far the best tool I've used.

Loving the comments from the armchair camera manufacturers, telling Nikon how to do it.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2019 at 07:48 UTC as 55th comment | 23 replies

Another month, Another limited edition.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2019 at 10:11 UTC as 61st comment
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