A Owens

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Auckland, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Joined on Jun 10, 2003

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A Owens: A world where it is compulsory to wear a hi-viz vest and employ a spotter to climb a metre up a stepladder is all the poorer for the loss of this brave, adventurous and unorthodox young man. Imagine what he might have achieved had he matured with the steadying responsibilities of matrimony and fatherhood. God bless him and his bereaved family.

@Sharlin: wise words Grasshopper
@Alex: the memories and privilege of associating with this unique person.
@Kreislauf: early alzeimers onset? Bummer
@Ansel: hopefully, not in that guy's league though!

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 10:02 UTC

A world where it is compulsory to wear a hi-viz vest and employ a spotter to climb a metre up a stepladder is all the poorer for the loss of this brave, adventurous and unorthodox young man. Imagine what he might have achieved had he matured with the steadying responsibilities of matrimony and fatherhood. God bless him and his bereaved family.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2017 at 07:57 UTC as 41st comment | 9 replies
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TomHudsonVisual: Why does he look and talk like Trump?

I know! I had expected to see a skinny, angry youth. Instead we get this fat old Trump lookalike. The bloke's a disgrace.

Link | Posted on Dec 13, 2017 at 00:39 UTC
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dalen: I’ve been kicked square in the face full force by stilettos while shooting a concert that had dancers on the bar above me. I held onto my camera and kept shooting. Sure I had huge cut and fat lip, but I certainly didn’t need the er nor did I cry about it. I think it was quite intentional. I laughed about it. This one was ompossibke to tell if it was intentional, and it oooked more like a swipe and not a kick. His explanation makes sense. She’s looking for a payday.

Some people pay good money for a kicking with a stiletto.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2017 at 20:00 UTC
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panther fan: Google releasing an iOS only app? How strange

That is a bit strange. Perhaps iOS has more of da youff market who would be more inclined to show interest in such an app.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2017 at 19:55 UTC
On article 2017 Buying Guide: Best cameras for sports and action (131 comments in total)
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Erk1024: Surprised D850 didn't make the list. It shoots at 9 fps with the grip, and has awesome resolution. Photography Life considers it an excellent wildlife camera.

I agree. I would have thought it a better choice than the A7r3 due to faster write speeds and better AF in some respects.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2017 at 23:59 UTC
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1060 comments in total)
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MikeStern: 1- Canon is way dead.
2- if you look at the picture of these 2 cameras (A7r3 VS D850) obvious reality would sink in, same level of technology used in a smaller package is a clear sign of advancement.
Congratulations to Sony. Leading the future.

Dead? What are you talking about? They sell way more than anyone else. By miles.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 09:51 UTC
On article Nikon D850 vs Sony a7R III: Which is best? (1060 comments in total)
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TwoMetreBill: Nikon for folks with adult sized hands, would buy if it was mirrorless. Sony is cute for child size hands. Sticking with Fuji APSC for now.

Be honest Two Metre Bill, are you really talking hands size here?

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2017 at 02:16 UTC

As to the whereabouts of the digital and print units, my money is on one of the other 14 semi trailers. More sweat'n and bleed'n Ben!

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 02:14 UTC as 3rd comment
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A Owens: I agree wholeheartedly with Barney's sentiments on the D850. It's predecessor is already good enough. Presumably this is the case for other brands too; A7r2 vs A7r3, 5d3 vs 5d4, GH7 vs GH8 etc. I will still look forward to upgrading to the D850 but only when my D810 starts to wear out or I really need the extra features or I take a little extra wine one night and click "Buy".
I do disagree with Barney on one point though, the D810 holds a clear advantage over it's successor in shutter sound volume which is quite a big deal for wildlife. In all other respects the D850 is a clear improvement though.

@Michiel953 - that is most likely what will happen!

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2017 at 09:28 UTC
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TN Args: The way this article is written, it feels like the author wanted to write a testimonial swan song to the pinnacle of a breed, that even he is moving away from.

What makes you think an optical viewfinder is no longer required by many?

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2017 at 22:30 UTC
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A Owens: I agree wholeheartedly with Barney's sentiments on the D850. It's predecessor is already good enough. Presumably this is the case for other brands too; A7r2 vs A7r3, 5d3 vs 5d4, GH7 vs GH8 etc. I will still look forward to upgrading to the D850 but only when my D810 starts to wear out or I really need the extra features or I take a little extra wine one night and click "Buy".
I do disagree with Barney on one point though, the D810 holds a clear advantage over it's successor in shutter sound volume which is quite a big deal for wildlife. In all other respects the D850 is a clear improvement though.

I have not seen those tests. Can you please post the link?

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2017 at 21:14 UTC
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A Owens: I agree wholeheartedly with Barney's sentiments on the D850. It's predecessor is already good enough. Presumably this is the case for other brands too; A7r2 vs A7r3, 5d3 vs 5d4, GH7 vs GH8 etc. I will still look forward to upgrading to the D850 but only when my D810 starts to wear out or I really need the extra features or I take a little extra wine one night and click "Buy".
I do disagree with Barney on one point though, the D810 holds a clear advantage over it's successor in shutter sound volume which is quite a big deal for wildlife. In all other respects the D850 is a clear improvement though.

I am disagreeing with Barney's assertion that there is not one area that the D850 does not improve upon it's predecessor. D850 shutter noise is clearly inferior, unless for some reason your shooting benefits from a louder shutter release.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2017 at 20:54 UTC

I agree wholeheartedly with Barney's sentiments on the D850. It's predecessor is already good enough. Presumably this is the case for other brands too; A7r2 vs A7r3, 5d3 vs 5d4, GH7 vs GH8 etc. I will still look forward to upgrading to the D850 but only when my D810 starts to wear out or I really need the extra features or I take a little extra wine one night and click "Buy".
I do disagree with Barney on one point though, the D810 holds a clear advantage over it's successor in shutter sound volume which is quite a big deal for wildlife. In all other respects the D850 is a clear improvement though.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2017 at 19:25 UTC as 56th comment | 8 replies

What a great story. Thanks for sharing. The graph of site visits should be in the Smithsonian!

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2017 at 17:35 UTC as 24th comment
On article 2017 Buying Guides: Best cameras for any budget (34 comments in total)
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RPJG: DP Review really needs to change the way they review and recommend cameras.

In this case, it shouldn't be "best cameras for any budget", it should be "best cameras for any requirement". OK, maybe "...for any requirement/budget".

It's hopeless to rate and recommend cameras without reference to what it will be (mainly) used for, e.g. sports, landscapes, portraits, everyday/family,etc.

@RPGJ - Did you look at the articles covering: best landscape, best events, best parents, best spots/action etc. etc.??

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 18:30 UTC
On article 2017 Buying Guides: Best cameras for any budget (34 comments in total)
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bobbidog: Nikon wins in all listed categories??? Strange ... really strange.

To be fair, the Sony A7R3 ties with Nikon for the high priced camera. But I agree, it is very strange when the consensus from many comments on these pages recently is that Nikon is doomed and anything with a mirror is a hopeless relic. Wonder who is right?

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 09:28 UTC
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SandySandy: R.I.P. Nikon. You used to make great cameras.

You mean D5, D500, D850, D810, D750, D7500 etc.? Cameras like that?

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2017 at 11:10 UTC
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DVT80111: Summary - hang on the R2 until R4.

sounds like somebody is a proud and possibly recent owner of an R2

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2017 at 09:42 UTC
On article First samples: Leica Thambar-M 90mm F2.2 (223 comments in total)
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A Owens: The bokeh balls behind Barney look great.

@Wenmei - you caught Barney in an unguarded moment. He is clearly excited by the new Leica lens.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2017 at 19:27 UTC
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