Bangers and Mash

Bangers and Mash

Joined on Jan 11, 2012

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On article Panasonic DC-LX100 II First Impressions Review (720 comments in total)
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Bangers and Mash: I had the LX100. The first one that I received had a lot of dust on the sensor, and also what looked like hair. Sent it back. The second one eventually developed dust on it's sensor. Good riddance. It appears that, even though so many, including myself, had that issue, it looks as if they have done nothing to address it. A real shame, because it was a great little camera. I wouldn't go near this one, not unless someone gives it to me.

Give me a break. You haven't a bloody clue what I was trying to say. Go have a cup of coffee and move on to annoying someone else. Geez!!!

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2018 at 03:19 UTC
On article Panasonic DC-LX100 II First Impressions Review (720 comments in total)
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Bangers and Mash: I had the LX100. The first one that I received had a lot of dust on the sensor, and also what looked like hair. Sent it back. The second one eventually developed dust on it's sensor. Good riddance. It appears that, even though so many, including myself, had that issue, it looks as if they have done nothing to address it. A real shame, because it was a great little camera. I wouldn't go near this one, not unless someone gives it to me.

Well, we will have to wait and see the outcome. I still feel that an issue that big should have been addressed now, but as time goes on, we will see whether it has been or not from user reviews. For their sake (consumers), I definitely hope so.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2018 at 13:52 UTC
On article Panasonic DC-LX100 II First Impressions Review (720 comments in total)
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Bangers and Mash: I had the LX100. The first one that I received had a lot of dust on the sensor, and also what looked like hair. Sent it back. The second one eventually developed dust on it's sensor. Good riddance. It appears that, even though so many, including myself, had that issue, it looks as if they have done nothing to address it. A real shame, because it was a great little camera. I wouldn't go near this one, not unless someone gives it to me.

Sorry it's tiresome to read. I simply stated that the known issue wasn't addressed. If a company makes any kind of changes, no matter what they are, they would indicate it right off the bat. In other words, if Panasonic addressed the issue of sensor dust, they surely would have mentioned it from the get go. To me that makes logical sense. I for one, would not buy into another camera HOPING they fixed the problem. I want to know about it before hand, and before the camera goes into production. If Panasonic wants to sell their camera knowing of an issue, they better make sure they fix the issue and make mention of it.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2018 at 12:35 UTC
On article Panasonic DC-LX100 II First Impressions Review (720 comments in total)
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Bangers and Mash: I had the LX100. The first one that I received had a lot of dust on the sensor, and also what looked like hair. Sent it back. The second one eventually developed dust on it's sensor. Good riddance. It appears that, even though so many, including myself, had that issue, it looks as if they have done nothing to address it. A real shame, because it was a great little camera. I wouldn't go near this one, not unless someone gives it to me.

Nothing mentioned in the review. It was a big issue, one that would have been discussed here in this review had Panasonic done anything about it.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2018 at 21:10 UTC
On article Panasonic DC-LX100 II First Impressions Review (720 comments in total)

I had the LX100. The first one that I received had a lot of dust on the sensor, and also what looked like hair. Sent it back. The second one eventually developed dust on it's sensor. Good riddance. It appears that, even though so many, including myself, had that issue, it looks as if they have done nothing to address it. A real shame, because it was a great little camera. I wouldn't go near this one, not unless someone gives it to me.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2018 at 20:42 UTC as 40th comment | 15 replies
On challenge Folding Bicycles (2 comments in total)

Boy, this is going to be a difficult challenge to vote on. Good grief. Nobody out there encounter a folding bike? I find that hard to believe.

I appreciate at least two people coming to the table.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2018 at 16:43 UTC as 2nd comment
On challenge Your City - Elevators (5 comments in total)
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tko: Why is it always "your" city. Do you have to live there? Why not just "Elevators?"

Each of his challenges is based on a series called "Your City."

Anyone that lives in a city, can find plenty of subject matter for any of his challenge topics.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 12:34 UTC
On photo Rio Cathedral in the Architectural Photography - Commercial Building Exterior. challenge (3 comments in total)
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Bangers and Mash: It would seem that I am starting to get complaints regarding churches being classified as commercial. As in a previous challenge regarding commercial interiors, the same will hold true on this challenge. Buildings are either residential or commercial in nature, and since a church is registered as a non-profit organization with local governments, and collects donations, whether on a voluntary basis or not, I for this challenge, deem them as commercial. I will not debate this.

No reason whatsoever to apologize. I realize that it is a topic that can cause some debate, so whatever others think, is not a concern. You're entry is fine, and thank you for supporting my challenge.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2018 at 15:14 UTC
On photo Rio Cathedral in the Architectural Photography - Commercial Building Exterior. challenge (3 comments in total)

It would seem that I am starting to get complaints regarding churches being classified as commercial. As in a previous challenge regarding commercial interiors, the same will hold true on this challenge. Buildings are either residential or commercial in nature, and since a church is registered as a non-profit organization with local governments, and collects donations, whether on a voluntary basis or not, I for this challenge, deem them as commercial. I will not debate this.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2018 at 11:44 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies

It would seem that I am starting to get complaints regarding churches being classified as commercial. As in a previous challenge regarding commercial interiors, the same will hold true on this challenge. Buildings are either residential or commercial in nature, and since a church is registered as a non-profit organization with local governments, and collects donations, whether on a voluntary basis or not, I for this challenge, deem them as commercial. I will not debate this.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2018 at 11:43 UTC as 1st comment
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RUcrAZ: Are Christian church interiors considered "commercial buildings" for this challenge?

A number of people have lodged complaints in this regard. Churches are a registered organization, and they bring in money based on contributions. Even though they might not pay taxes to their local governments, I feel it is classified as commercial. This is my call, and I do not wish to get into a debate on this. Building are either residential or commercial, and since a church or a place of religious worship is NOT a residence, I, for the sake of this challenge deem it commercial.

Regards
BAM

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2018 at 11:27 UTC
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RUcrAZ: Are Church interiors considered "Commercial Buildings" as far as this challenge is concerned?

I have no problem with that. As long as it's not residential.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2018 at 23:39 UTC

Brave new world. I applaud Nikon for this gutsy move, but will it be a success for them, or will it be a bust like the failed Nikon 1 system that they eventually pulled the plug on. I truly wish the company well, and I hope that their marketing team knows what they are doing and what they are up against.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2018 at 13:45 UTC as 261st comment | 2 replies
On challenge Architectural Photography - Residential Home Interior. (6 comments in total)
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mschf: It's a shame some of the best entries are not "residential"

I'm right up there with you. Odd decisions. I like that, because it fits me to a "T". HAHAHA

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 17:03 UTC
On challenge Architectural Photography - Residential Home Interior. (6 comments in total)
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mschf: It's a shame some of the best entries are not "residential"

I understand your interpretation. I think many, if not most refer to residential, or think of residential, as suburbia. I know what you mean by castles and what are now museums, but they were used as a residence at one time, so it was a judgement call on my part. Like I said, I understand where you are coming from, because castles and some museums are not resided in anymore. I say some museums, because there are some estates that are being lived in that offer guided tours through parts.

Please, by all means, question my call if you feel a need. I'm mortal, so prone to errors, and the older I get, the errors go up, it seams, lithographically. HAHAHA!!

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 15:44 UTC
On challenge Architectural Photography - Residential Home Interior. (6 comments in total)
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mschf: It's a shame some of the best entries are not "residential"

And which ones are not residential? If it's an abode, big or small that can be lived in, then it's residential. Even a huge bathing pool can be part of a residence. It's a call I made!

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 12:26 UTC
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SheikYerbouti: > ... "down the barrel"

Every time I read or hear the phrase I'm reminded of this:
https://i.pinimg.com/736x/0d/6d/cf/0d6dcf72d92784a9248ddf909b57d501.jpg

But seriously: this is obviously a specialist lens which may be useful for entomologists or for people who study pond life or for structural engineers who want to document the sloppy work at a particularly inaccessible joint etc. etc. There are many uses for such a "barrel" and unlike some here I don't find it at all silly. My only gripe is the price, as this is essentially quite a simple lens.

Specific for a small minority, I agree. But for the average Joe, it is silly.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2018 at 13:18 UTC

There is a distinct possibility that you might scare some people with that thing. Put the camera up to your eye with that silly thing on the end of it, and you are definitely going to look like you are getting ready to shoot someone. Don't be surprised if you get a visit from the local gendarme, or be the star attraction on someone's Facebook page. Are you ready to go viral. HAHAHA!!

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2018 at 11:40 UTC as 25th comment

More fun than a Nissan Versa? No kidding! Anything is more fun than a Versa. I know, I had one. If that be the case, that doesn't say much for that particular Leica. A Kodak Instamatic is better than my Versa. HAHAHA!!!

Putting fun aside, I'm sure it is a stellar camera.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2018 at 14:33 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies
On article This rare 14 karat gold ring doubles as a spy camera (63 comments in total)
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millardmt: I'm appalled by some of the assinine comments made thus far. Ring cameras can be functional masterpieces; I'd love to be able to acquire and use one. Consider the cameras made by Gian Paulo Ferro -- "http://www.submin.com/disc/collection/ferro/index.htm".

Marc

I agree. I think they are very intriguing for sure, although the ones on the site you provide aren't as discreet as the one in the article, but interesting, none the less.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2018 at 19:55 UTC
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