Bangers and Mash

Bangers and Mash

Joined on Jan 11, 2012


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On photo Glass & Stripes in the Glassware. challenge (3 comments in total)
In reply to:

DHAPhotography: Too many silly rules for this one IMHO.

Well, in order to achieve the desired results in the challenge, one needs to make up a lot of, silly rules, as you mention. In many cases, I have had to DQ so many images in challenges, where I am forced to try and make it as clear as possible. My suggestion, is apply to put together challenges yourself, and you will see the numerous amounts of disqualifications you will be faced with simple because so many do not follow, or perhaps, even read the challenge outline. To be fare, you are right. There is a lot of rules in the challenge, but as I have mentioned, I had proper reason to do so.


Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2018 at 15:22 UTC
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Touraine: Well I think it looks absolutely blôody fantastic.

Nothing wrong with a camera looking stylish and chic.

Let's be clear 99% of cameras on the market today are pig ugly. Walking around with a large Nikon DSLR with a large lens makes you look and feel like idiot. Especially in a city. Well, anywhere really.

So yeah, I would buy one if I could afford. I think Leica should be congratulated. An excellent camera and it looks good.

I agree. It does look bloody fantastic. I would have one if I could afford it, and like you said earlier, it will be around for many years to come while those big ugly pig cameras (you said it, not me HAHAHA) are gone. Quality lasts!!

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2018 at 12:32 UTC
On challenge Sunrise/Sunset in the City (5 comments in total)
In reply to:

DaveN01: Your number of entries is messed up. Only one max for Challenge.

Sorry folks. I got them reversed. Anyone want the job of editing my challenges. Good grief, what a much up. HAHAHA

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2018 at 16:46 UTC

Now we are talking. Phase detect AF.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 15:19 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
On photo Greenwich Village Winter in the Your City - Snow challenge (14 comments in total)

I really like that photo. Well done. Love it on my wall. Absolutely awesome. Great shots like that don't come around that often. Right place, right time.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2018 at 13:01 UTC as 4th comment

Now this is just my opinion, but why not make a camera that looks like a camera, and not something that one would find in Toys R Us.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2018 at 12:53 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies
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anticipation_of: What I’d love to see in a rugged compact, mind you, is a wider lens. Action Cams all tend to have super wide lenses, and there’s a lot of overlap with that market. There aren’t a lot of options out there for wide-angle photography in a compact camera (or in smarphone cameras either) and it’s something that I really miss. Wide angles are so useful for tight spaces and scenic vistas, and there are basically no options available tha go below 24mm equivalent, as far as I know.

Olympus TG-5 might fit the bill.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2018 at 12:52 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1066 comments in total)
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William7: Question: I prefer to use the viewfinder when shooting. I wear eye glasses. Sometimes, in bright over my shoulder lighting the viewfinder sensor does not detect the presence of my eye. Is there a setting that enables the viewfinder to be on 100% of the time the camera is turned on? I prefer not to use the LCD when shooting. Thank you.

Does not turning the screen around do that?

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2018 at 11:42 UTC

You're kidding Leica!! I mean, really. Why don't you add a nice beaded strap and perhaps a few glittery sequins on it as well. Good grief!!

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 13:06 UTC as 3rd comment

Although I know diddly squat about the W300, I would say that the evaluation of the TG-5 is a fair one. I personally own the camera and feel that it's IQ, although pretty decent, lacks in comparison to my Pen-F, for example, and that's understandable considering sensor size etc.

I haven't used the TG-5 underwater yet, as I haven't owned it that long. My wife, who will be travelling back home in a few months time, will certainly put it to go use at the various beaches etc she will be going to.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2017 at 14:24 UTC as 36th comment
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biggles266: To be perfectly honest, when I read this headline, I felt nothing. No feeling of tragedy, no surprise, just ... nothing. I'm not proud of that, but it's just a fact. There are so many people in the world suffering despite not choosing to constantly take such silly risks like this, risks which disrespect the gift of life and health. So if someone dies when doing these stunts it seems completely unimportant compared to the people who deserve compassion because their circumstances are tragic even though they aren't contributing to it through their repeated foolishness.

Well said biggles266. Sorry, but I can't feel sorry for someone who showed NO respect for that wonderful gift of life he had, a life one would expect to guard and protect. Is there a word to describe this? I don't know, but right now the only one that comes to mind is STUPID!! The ones I feel sorrow for are his parents. They will go through the rest of their lives asking . . . Why?

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 02:11 UTC

Reading some of the comments here regarding this little camera, a few are wishing it would do this or have that, and perhaps some of what was suggested would be nice, but it is what it is, and for a nice little compact waterproof and dust proof camera, it performs nicely.

It's funny, though, because whatever it is that we purchase, even if it was a Lamborghini, we would still want something about it changed or added.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 14:05 UTC as 2nd comment
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Nudibranco: after so many iterations!!!! still no mnaual control.

a camera like this UW is basically useless unless it has MANUAL settings on shutter and diaphragm.

I understand how you feel, but isn't this supposed to be sort of a fun camera and not generally aimed towards those that are into serious photography. I have this camera, but I purposely got it for use on a fun vacation at the beach etc., without the worry of water and sand damage.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 13:50 UTC
On photo _DSC7144 in the Old Watches (Wrist or Pocket Type) challenge (2 comments in total)

Nice image Jim. Congrats!

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2017 at 10:36 UTC as 2nd comment
On challenge Old Watches (Wrist or Pocket Type) (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

db.: How old must a watch be to fit in the host's concept of «Old Watches»??

No limit on age. The older the better. It would be nice to see some real antiques out there.


Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2017 at 11:09 UTC
On challenge Your Best Contest Worthy Shot (5 comments in total)
In reply to:

Antonio Pinto: I can not upload any photo to Gallery or Challenge.

Is there an explanation for this?

Sorry, I have no explanation for you as to why. So far 95 people have responded with a submission.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2017 at 19:41 UTC
On challenge Product Shoot: Hard Liquor (3 comments in total)
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gordonpritchard: " so make sure the camera's logo can be seen and is readable"? What about the hard liquor's name/logo?

Yep, it's another typo error on my part. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. I must have had a brain fart when I wrote that.


Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2017 at 18:36 UTC
On photo Leffe Beer in the Product Shoot: Beer challenge (19 comments in total)
In reply to:

stevo23: Exceptional.

Gordon! Hey, what can I say. Perhaps you might enjoy another of my challenges coming up on liquor. :-)

Well done on this one by the way. Excellent work. A perfect shot for a clients ad campaign.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2017 at 15:36 UTC
On challenge Product Shoot: Beer (5 comments in total)
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gordonpritchard: "Shooting just a cup/mug of coffee is not acceptable. "
Is beer a brand of coffee?

I can't believe what I did. Good grief. When I make out these challenges regarding "Product Shoot," it's a matter of copying and pasting the text and changing out some of the wording. One reads it over and over to make sure the wording has been correctly changed to correspond to the next product, and in this case I failed to change the word coffee to beer. An oversight on my part. I guess this is why professional writers use editors.

Thank you for bringing this to my attention. You had sent a personal message to me, but I wasn't sure exactly what you meant till I read this. Strange nobody else messaged me.

Thanks for the heads up.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2017 at 09:19 UTC
On challenge Product Shoot: Bread (2 comments in total)
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RuthC: Hi Bangers and Mash, I am aware that this challenge is a Product Shoot, bread being the subject. However I think I would be one of many folks world-wide who buy and enjoy their crusty, crunchy, multi-grain loaves of bread from bakeries or Hot Bread Shops where there is no product labels in sight, and no plastic bags covering the bread. I believe that this might be the reason there are so few entries so far.

Yes Ruth. I agree. So it's up to those who are wanting to submit and treat the challenge as though they got a job assignment from a client. That's all part of the challenge. Plenty of time was allowed for them to prepare and shoot an image. Many people who enter a challenge dig down in their archive of photos. I thought this a good opportunity to get them to not only meet the challenge but to get busy with their equipment and produce an image right from the start of the announcement. In the real world of a professional photographer, this is the challenge that one would meet. If there isn't anyone willing to do that, then that's fine. But thank you for bringing that up Ruth.

Two individuals who submitted, did just that.


Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2017 at 17:16 UTC
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