MartinaB

Lives in Australia Melbourne, Australia
Works as a teacher
Joined on Dec 13, 2011
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forever learning

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Gotta agree, rather big and ugly.

I can't see why chose this camera over similar competitors spec'd cameras. Likely it performs as well though... but no clear reason.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 04:15 UTC as 283rd comment
On article Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms (607 comments in total)

We do not need titanium, carbon or exotic woods. The technology in this camera will date in a year. This is over engineering on the wrong part of the camera.

In your BJF interview you indirectly slag Asian manufacturing. The Japanese presently make the best cameras in the world. Asia is the worlds high tech factory floor. Don't build the camera in Sweden to subsidize your social government if it produces a bloated ugly overpriced product. As business manager you are running this business to certain death!

If Samsung can come out of no where and in a few years build pretty respectable cameras, shouldn't Hasselblad be able to do so much better?

Build us a good camera with proven materials at a reasonable price and we will buy it.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 09:15 UTC as 164th comment | 2 replies
On article Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms (607 comments in total)

Message to Hasselblad: Read this forum! You can still change direction! You would show strength and wisdom if you listened, you might even save the company.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 09:05 UTC as 165th comment

The handle is a buoyancy device. It floats when you fall off your yacht.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 04:12 UTC as 178th comment
On article Fujifilm XF1 hands-on preview (136 comments in total)

I like the sensor size and the styling. We already have several modern style choice of this type of camera (re:S100) and this adds the retro look. The larger sensor compact cameras coming down the pipe are good news in deed!

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 05:44 UTC as 76th comment
On article Exhibition Review: 8x10 By Impossible (83 comments in total)

Just beautiful. Photography is amazing now, but it was amazing back when. I have done some big format work and there is something intangible , hard to describe about it. If you can go see the show! If you can, buy an old 8x10 and try this film. Be patient and you will be rewarded.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2012 at 00:21 UTC as 34th comment | 6 replies
On article Richard Franiec creates accessory grip for Sony RX100 (115 comments in total)
In reply to:

MartinaB: I am not sure how this is news when a similar grip was discussed June 21 in the Sony forum.

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1009&message=41848794

And this blog reported a grip for the RX100 June 20:

http://flipbac.com/?p2=/customcode/flipback/viewcomments.jsp&bid=43

hook, line and sinker.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 06:57 UTC
On article Richard Franiec creates accessory grip for Sony RX100 (115 comments in total)
In reply to:

MartinaB: I am not sure how this is news when a similar grip was discussed June 21 in the Sony forum.

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1009&message=41848794

And this blog reported a grip for the RX100 June 20:

http://flipbac.com/?p2=/customcode/flipback/viewcomments.jsp&bid=43

My point is not about about which grip is better. These free "news items" by DPR are worth 10's of thousands of dollars. DPR viewership is 20 million views/ mth. Amazon bought/owns this site for one reason only- for profit.

Continued free press of a company's product would produce very large profits at low cost. In contrast other vendors or photographer rely on their own website or advertising to draw traffic.

This is about business, not about being a nice guy who makes nice products who gladly takes your $34.95 of cash. "Nice guy, nice product" is a type of marketing. Naive to think otherwise.

Consider, other vendors and photographers links/comments are quickly deleted by DPR or even banned from the site.

For example- Really Right Stuff ( http://reallyrightstuff.com/Index.aspx?code=46&key=fr) regularly brings very high quality new products to market. Do they get a news release from DPR?

Two things may be at play here.
1 ) DPR is doing this just to irritate.
2) Graft

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2012 at 23:39 UTC
On article Richard Franiec creates accessory grip for Sony RX100 (115 comments in total)
In reply to:

MartinaB: I am not sure how this is news when a similar grip was discussed June 21 in the Sony forum.

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1009&message=41848794

And this blog reported a grip for the RX100 June 20:

http://flipbac.com/?p2=/customcode/flipback/viewcomments.jsp&bid=43

Your grips are good. Its the nepotism and freedom to do business on the forums that irritate. Negative comments of competition reveal lack of confidence and professionalism.

Is there enough self control not to bite this hook?

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2012 at 14:03 UTC
On article Richard Franiec creates accessory grip for Sony RX100 (115 comments in total)

I am not sure how this is news when a similar grip was discussed June 21 in the Sony forum.

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1009&message=41848794

And this blog reported a grip for the RX100 June 20:

http://flipbac.com/?p2=/customcode/flipback/viewcomments.jsp&bid=43

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2012 at 00:58 UTC as 11th comment | 7 replies

Some comments have indicated that this camera will provide BW images equal to of better than BW film. Likely they will be better.

But with film cameras we could always change the film type, switching between color and BW as needed.

Now we need two cameras to shoot color and BW?
Just seems a little odd in this day and age. Especially when such great BW images can be had from present digital cameras.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 23:32 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
On article Leica unveils X2 16MP premium large-sensor compact (207 comments in total)

Sucker Punch... lots of suckers out there.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 10:30 UTC as 49th comment

Wireless image transfer is actually really practical. This winter I went on a beach holiday and noticed many people had tablets to access the web. Few brought their laptops. Many had their cell phones on roam. So a camera like this, that has the wireless trasfer, water resistance and rugged is actually really well suited for the beach holiday or back-packer traveler.

No extra cables and easy to get images on the web to share and no worries of it getting broken in your travels.

incidentally, I have had the Canon G9 and S95 on beach holidays with the waterproof cases. (separate holidays). The pictures were good but the cases were expensive and a nuisance. This Fuji and the Olympus are two really good and much cheaper alternatives.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2012 at 05:12 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies

Lucky guy to have such privileges, which I am sure he worked very hard for. Great pictures and wonderful insight of life in space.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2012 at 04:51 UTC as 13th comment
On article Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 review (572 comments in total)

This appears to be a super little camera. The only con for me is it is a bit pricey. But hey, you get what you pay for...

Link | Posted on May 1, 2012 at 12:17 UTC as 50th comment
In reply to:

MartinaB: This is news for the worlds biggest camera site? - a cable release?

Two things come to mind, friends in high places or DP just wants to irritate all the other small companies they ignore.

; )

I don't mind the smalls being covered. It's the inconsistency and bias.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2012 at 13:29 UTC

This is news for the worlds biggest camera site? - a cable release?

Two things come to mind, friends in high places or DP just wants to irritate all the other small companies they ignore.

; )

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2012 at 12:58 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
On article Elliott Erwitt looks for fun in photo sequences (34 comments in total)

I also really enjoyed his images and interview. It appears most of his work is 35mm black and white film. He uses pro gear (great glass) but likely his images are not as sharp as can be produced by by modern digital cameras.

But you know what... It doesn't matter. They are still great photographs by any standard. All wonderful images, if only they were hanging on my wall!

DPR is mostly a technical web site. Many viewers love cameras for what they are .. beautiful technology. Here is a man who is good at his trade and used his tools intuitively.

What I learn from this interview is I should get out and take more photos, understand composition, light etc. And stop conning my self that the next model camera will make me a better photographer.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2012 at 07:43 UTC as 6th comment
In reply to:

MartinaB: Hypothetical situation.

A businessperson named John lives in the same region as a world famous website's office that receives over 20 million visits a month. John has a good high profit product but doesn't have the budget to buy advertizing on this site.

In a wise business move he offers one of the employes a commission for units/sold/month if he posts press releases of his product. With his high profit margin product he could offer say... $5 a unit commission and still double his money. 1000 units/month = $5000. Easy money. The employee accepts this profitable arrangement. With 20 million visits a month the huge increase in traffic and sales to John's website both parties prosper.

However to the many companies who's press releases are continually refused by this website, the ongoing coverage of Johns product becomes suspect.

No proof and unlikely this is happening.

However DPR is owned by the biggest retailer in the world. With such a high volume of visitors, any comment by DPR is worth thousands of dollars. The smallest ad campaign on DPR is $10K .

Franiec is one or two man operation. His products are good, however they are all variations on the same design and he lives in the same region as DPR. Imagine if BBC World News reported on every new doughnut flavor invented by the coffee shop down the street. One BBC news report understandable, but after that it starts to get suspect.

The RF grips are news for blogs and forums, not the worlds biggest camera site.

What about the Jobys, Hoodmans, Lensmates etc (go to a trade show and see thousands of clever products)? Every season they have new products.

The above scenario is not far fetched and been done thousands of times before. So as the devils advocate, nepotism , kickback, graft etc. come to mind.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2012 at 05:59 UTC

Hypothetical situation.

A businessperson named John lives in the same region as a world famous website's office that receives over 20 million visits a month. John has a good high profit product but doesn't have the budget to buy advertizing on this site.

In a wise business move he offers one of the employes a commission for units/sold/month if he posts press releases of his product. With his high profit margin product he could offer say... $5 a unit commission and still double his money. 1000 units/month = $5000. Easy money. The employee accepts this profitable arrangement. With 20 million visits a month the huge increase in traffic and sales to John's website both parties prosper.

However to the many companies who's press releases are continually refused by this website, the ongoing coverage of Johns product becomes suspect.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2012 at 00:08 UTC as 3rd comment | 2 replies
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