Bangers and Mash

Bangers and Mash

Joined on Jan 11, 2012


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On photo 0tmp in redsk's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Great photo. Worthy of 1st place. Brings back great memories when I owned one of those Westphalia's. Loved it. Wish I could have another one.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2016 at 03:44 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Summer Moon over Dumbo in the Your City - Moon over the City challenge (3 comments in total)
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Bob Tullis: Dumbo is a neighborhood in Brooklyn NY.

Really. I've been to Brooklyn a few times in the past and never heard of that neighborhood. Thanks for the info.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2016 at 15:59 UTC
On photo Summer Moon over Dumbo in the Your City - Moon over the City challenge (3 comments in total)

What do you mean by moon over dumbo? Just curious. Very nice shot by the way.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 14:06 UTC as 2nd comment
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Biowizard: Kodak, to me, still means my beloved, late, lamented Kodachrome 25 reversal film, that is all I ever used, during the first 25 years or so of my photographic life. Not a plastic action camera.


Kodachrome 25. I can't tell you how many rolls of that I shot years ago. Best there was back then.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 18:05 UTC

It seems like everybody is getting into the act now. One thing I would like to see the results from is its IQ shooting at 120fps in Full HD. And what of it's IS, I wonder? Will it compete with Sony's BOSS system?

A remote? Nice, I guess, but many have that capability using a smart phone.

As the old saying goes, "the proof is in the pudding." So let's see what sort of images, both video and still this guy produces.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 17:59 UTC as 19th comment

I would like to see what improvements they have done to IS. So far Sony's new cams beat the lot with their BOSS system.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 18:24 UTC as 30th comment
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steve ohlhaber: Ok, so now its up to gopro to pull a rabbit out of their hat. Still hoping for 60fps in 4k. It makes such a huge difference in stabilization.

GoPro needs to do one very important thing to compete with this new offering from Sony; revamp their horrid IS. It's a joke at best. Nothing out there can come close to Sony's BOSS (balanced optical steady shot).

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 20:49 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: 4K action cameras (100 comments in total)
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Hirsti: Here is a sample Video I shot with my Yi4K

I like your video. The colors are bright and nicely saturated. It looks true to life. Seeing this, would either equal or better the GoPro. One thing I would like to see, is how well IS works. Even thought the TG-Tracker's IQ is not quite up to the Yi or the GoPro, I ordered one because, for one big reason, is it's IS. For me that is paramount.

I will do some further research on this Yi camera and see how it stacks up IS wise.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 13:29 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: 4K action cameras (100 comments in total)
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raztec: I'm surprised more manufacturers aren't doing these action cams and doing it right. A simple screen, stabilization, super slow mo, water/shock proof etc. They could replace all point and shoots for traveling except when shooting macro.

Garmin's new camera with the ability to overlay speed and altitude is on the right path. Just have to wait and see how the image quality is.

Here's a YouTube video comparing the Garmin VIRB-XE with the GoPro Hero 4 Silver.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 11:34 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: 4K action cameras (100 comments in total)
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RonHendriks: No idea if available in the USA, but TomTom Bandit is also great.

I found a video on YouTube comparing the Tom Tom Bandit with the GoPro Hero 4

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 11:10 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: 4K action cameras (100 comments in total)
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Sactojim: Why no Kodak Pixpro SP 360 4K? It's one of the hottest video cams with the video crowd. I've seen the video and it's a step up in color and clarity vs the Gopro. Even their Pixpro SP-1 kicks the GoPro and at half the price.

I agree that the SP-1 looks very good, but does it kick the GoPro, well I'm not too sure. Yes, the image is brighter, as seen in the 4 up comparison of each cam, but look at the sky. It's totally blown away. What surprised me was that the Sony is the worst of the four, and the sky, what a joke. It's an overcast day and the Sony shows it with blue skies.

Looking at the four images side by side, I have to give the edge to the Replay XD. Just my opinion mind you. If you look at the grayish building in the background, it looks a tad sharper than what's rendered by any of the other cams.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 11:04 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: 4K action cameras (100 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: i find it sad that these cameras are one of the few growth areas in photo hardware...while point and shoots are decimated by overused crappy phonecams
... im sure many dont share my dismay , but some , I think, may..

id like to see more larger sensor compacts with as close to 1 inch sensors as possible
x30 sized or better even the decent 1\1.7 ...1.8 type like the lx5 had ... its past time for a curved sensor in compacts that would drastically reduce cost size and complexity of optics for such machines ....

tiny sensor cams .. action\ waterproof or not\cellphones and then m4\3 or apsc

that a gulf in sensor goodness ... a camera catagory being slowly being ignored toward possible extinction

at least enthusiast level sensor cams still exist from nikon fuji canon olympus sony and panny [ who did i miss] im hoping more people discover this type of machine and it does not follow regular point and shoots into oblivion .

P&S cameras are not popular any more for a reason. Why carry two devices when one solves your carry around needs as phone and camera. We live in a society where just about everyone uses cell phones, and for me, my iPhone 6s+ does very well for a phone and a camera, so why carry around that and a P&S camera as well.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 12:54 UTC
On article Still solid: Fujifilm X-E2S Review (238 comments in total)
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Triplet Perar: This is what this sorry industry has become — a donkey piñata for the outdated Japanese business model of creating 'new products'.
Endless iterations of the same gear, with minor changes and different prices, twice a year, to create artificial offer until market suffocates to death. And they wonder why camera market sales are down?
We have cheeses with longer expiry dates than cameras.

I totally agree with you. But it's all about selling cameras every year, and they just bait the hook with small amounts of technology from their vast technical storehouse, just giving us dribbles of it each year knowing that we will keep going to the trough waiting to buy the newest and latest model to come down the line. It's about money, and they know how to play the line waiting to pull in the yearly catch of impetuous consumers.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2016 at 13:45 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1179 comments in total)

Hasselblad has always been a manufacturer of outstanding cameras, and I'm sure this will be no exception. From the sample images it takes, surely testifies to that. Would I purchase one? In a heart beat if I had the money, but not being a member of the heavy wallet brigade, it will just be a dream unfortunate.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 22:55 UTC as 56th comment
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raztec: Would have been the absolute perfect travel camera for both video and stills if it had a tilting LCD and ND filter.

Of course they don't give you all at once. It's about marketing and getting you to come back to the trough each and every time they put out model after model with a tiny bit of their stock pilled technology. And lest we forget the most important reason of all: the bottom line. And who is partly to blame for this? Have a look in the mirror.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2016 at 18:00 UTC

Not for those who are mechanically challenged, like me. But for those who are, and are daring enough to try when the need arises to clean the sensor of dust; a great idea. Sensor dust? Apparently the cameras Achilles Heel. Ask me, I replaced my first one because of it.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2016 at 23:56 UTC as 11th comment
On challenge Castles (3 comments in total)

This is most enjoyable. Very nice challenge.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2016 at 18:48 UTC as 1st comment
On challenge anything you can do I can do better (1 comment in total)

An interesting challenge.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2016 at 17:40 UTC as 1st comment
On article iPhone SE is a compact-sized iPhone 6s (184 comments in total)
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bernardly: The inside of the phone has been dramatically updated while maintaining the outer design. Apple tends to be conservative with design, staying with what works and what was popular. One part of this design ethos is the desire not to dilute their brand with too many variants.

Yes, I do agree with what you are saying, but if something does work, like I said before, why fix it. No sense spending a lot of money changing out designs if the older one will sell, and believe me, this one will sell. It makes perfect business sense.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2016 at 14:52 UTC
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