Bangers and Mash

Bangers and Mash

Joined on Jan 11, 2012

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Really! Is this necessary? Why don't we just hand our cameras to close friends and ask them to go out and take some photos for us. Part of the joy of being a photographer is to analyze a shot and chose the settings that we like based on our experience.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 14:33 UTC as 30th comment
On article Sony a9: more speed, less dynamic range (628 comments in total)

More speed, less dynamic range. OK, I am no expert on all of this techno mumbo jumbo, but really. More speed at the sacrifice of DR? Like I said, I am no expert, but isn't the improvement of DR a worthy conquest in digital photography? To try and come closer to what the eye sees is, to me at least, a worth while goal, not in the other direction. Maybe I'm missing something here. Can someone clarify what they are trying to do?

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 13:12 UTC as 19th comment | 14 replies
On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (795 comments in total)

I'm glad to see that film cameras are alive and well. I cut my teeth, so to speak, on a Minolta SRT-101 back in the 70's. I miss that camera. I've been trying off and on to find one in decent condition, but so far no luck. Even if I don't use it, it would be nice to display in a cabinet.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2017 at 14:30 UTC as 104th comment
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Bangers and Mash: This is absolute nonsense. How many photos have we seen of people posing on streets. No cars around mind you. Has anyone reacted in this way about street shots. Perhaps, living in this politically correct society, this is because it is a woman standing on the tracks. Maybe, and I'm just guessing now, if it was a man standing on the tracks, would anything be said. By the way, I think the photo is awesome.

Teila. Thank you. I could not have said it better myself.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 12:21 UTC

This is absolute nonsense. How many photos have we seen of people posing on streets. No cars around mind you. Has anyone reacted in this way about street shots. Perhaps, living in this politically correct society, this is because it is a woman standing on the tracks. Maybe, and I'm just guessing now, if it was a man standing on the tracks, would anything be said. By the way, I think the photo is awesome.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2017 at 16:21 UTC as 22nd comment | 9 replies
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (764 comments in total)
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loadofcobblers: The silver or black to shoot shy people?

Don, I never thought about it that way. Yes, the silver model does indeed look so much like the older film cameras.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2017 at 15:24 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (764 comments in total)
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enossified: Is there something wrong with the test chart results? I was comparing the X100F against the Olympus E-M10 and the Olympus was noticeably sharper at all ISOs, either RAW or JPEG. 50% more pixels and double the sensor area should look a lot sharper?

I was thinking the same. I compared it to my Olympus EM5 and the Oly is better. I was expecting the new X100F to be better IQ wise.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2017 at 15:14 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (496 comments in total)
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guamy: ...but beware: non of these cameras mentioned on these round up has weather sealing that protect itself from dust and moisture overtime. My canon s100 was wasted due to stuck lense due to dust and canon refused to fix it.

I'm sorry to hear that. I had a Panasonic LX100 which had a lot of dust and hair on the sensor when it arrived. I did replace it, but eventually I sold it because of not wanting any future dust issues like so many others reported. It would be nice if manufacturers would consider making their future model lineup dust and moisture resistant. At least dust resistant.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2017 at 12:51 UTC
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.

Brian

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 (102 comments in total)
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Hirsti: Here is a sample Video I shot with my Yi4K

https://youtu.be/atgZzzF30Ow

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 (102 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pii9Vb55Njk

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 11:34 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: 4K action cameras (102 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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIMQL-xWLdg

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 11:10 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: 4K action cameras (102 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.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgN-MWL793Y

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 (102 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
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