deednets

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Joined on Dec 13, 2009

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Leonp: I heard it would me leather from lefthanded organic bulls raised in the hills of south Mongolia, so it must be some announcement. ;-)

Hehe ... you both want to check your auto-text and AI powered spell-checker??

;-)

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2021 at 18:14 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Why Jordan is buying the iPhone 13 (239 comments in total)
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deednets: I know, it's all about sales. More sales etc. So by default you need to be excited about something.

Does this sound a bit juvenile, like you can’t wait until the shop opens?

I used iPhones for work until version 10 when my bank told me that an iPhone should not be my first choice regarding card terminal security (EFTPOS). Didn't believe it, but had to return the phone after 5 months, hours and hours of APPLE tech support recording procedures, being online on my phone watching. When after 4 months of trying I said that this really needed to work (hotspot for banking terminal) they told me that it was predominately a phone, not a router. I had by then used a P20 for hotspotting. My iPhone also didn't retain phone logs, e.g. who had called, numbers etc and wouldn't retain addresses, but that's another story.

They told me in the end that I had bought a phone, those things not working were extras so reading about "excitement " ... well.

My sister in law lives in Napa and would be interested to know where you get an iPhone 13 for 500.00.

Your suggestion that what you "really" meant was subsidies and trade ins and you used THAT to call out somebody from another country crazy?

Talk about superiority when you - from the US?? - tells the world how it's done.

bravo!

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2021 at 02:48 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Why Jordan is buying the iPhone 13 (239 comments in total)
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deednets: I know, it's all about sales. More sales etc. So by default you need to be excited about something.

Does this sound a bit juvenile, like you can’t wait until the shop opens?

I used iPhones for work until version 10 when my bank told me that an iPhone should not be my first choice regarding card terminal security (EFTPOS). Didn't believe it, but had to return the phone after 5 months, hours and hours of APPLE tech support recording procedures, being online on my phone watching. When after 4 months of trying I said that this really needed to work (hotspot for banking terminal) they told me that it was predominately a phone, not a router. I had by then used a P20 for hotspotting. My iPhone also didn't retain phone logs, e.g. who had called, numbers etc and wouldn't retain addresses, but that's another story.

They told me in the end that I had bought a phone, those things not working were extras so reading about "excitement " ... well.

@Brent You are quite polarising with your comments, I noticed that on the SONY forum as well. On the international (US) website the iPhone 13 costs 800.00 and here in New Zealand the cheapest iPhone 13 is NZ$ 1.429,00. Your price that caused you to call me crazy (US$ 500.00) I could not find anywhere. US$ 500,00 is NZ$ 700,00 by the way, about half of what you mentioned.
Polarising I called you because of your really quite remarkable comment for the iPhone 13 being 500,00.
I wasn't offended that the company existed but about not taking anything technical with a little grain of salt.
Nuff said, will ignore you in the future and would suggest you do the same.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2021 at 21:20 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Why Jordan is buying the iPhone 13 (239 comments in total)
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deednets: I know, it's all about sales. More sales etc. So by default you need to be excited about something.

Does this sound a bit juvenile, like you can’t wait until the shop opens?

I used iPhones for work until version 10 when my bank told me that an iPhone should not be my first choice regarding card terminal security (EFTPOS). Didn't believe it, but had to return the phone after 5 months, hours and hours of APPLE tech support recording procedures, being online on my phone watching. When after 4 months of trying I said that this really needed to work (hotspot for banking terminal) they told me that it was predominately a phone, not a router. I had by then used a P20 for hotspotting. My iPhone also didn't retain phone logs, e.g. who had called, numbers etc and wouldn't retain addresses, but that's another story.

They told me in the end that I had bought a phone, those things not working were extras so reading about "excitement " ... well.

@Brent Of course you can. Maybe I was just caught off guard by this "Why is he buying" and "excited" as a sales pitch for the company soon to be the first 3-trillion dollar company. On this occasion a bit much for my taste. Over the top you might say, this endorsement thing. And also in this day and age an endorsement for maximum profit in high price consumer goods. Like the auto tester from New Zealand saying: why I am excited about my new McLaren and why I'm buying one. There are days where I can't stand this indulgence and I thought it's not all gold that glitters 😉

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2021 at 16:39 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Why Jordan is buying the iPhone 13 (239 comments in total)
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deednets: I know, it's all about sales. More sales etc. So by default you need to be excited about something.

Does this sound a bit juvenile, like you can’t wait until the shop opens?

I used iPhones for work until version 10 when my bank told me that an iPhone should not be my first choice regarding card terminal security (EFTPOS). Didn't believe it, but had to return the phone after 5 months, hours and hours of APPLE tech support recording procedures, being online on my phone watching. When after 4 months of trying I said that this really needed to work (hotspot for banking terminal) they told me that it was predominately a phone, not a router. I had by then used a P20 for hotspotting. My iPhone also didn't retain phone logs, e.g. who had called, numbers etc and wouldn't retain addresses, but that's another story.

They told me in the end that I had bought a phone, those things not working were extras so reading about "excitement " ... well.

@Kid The issues were very real, my account not fictional. What bugs me about APPLE (I use a MBP for work) that there is so little healthy debate about what it is, a tech company that looks like they can't do any wrong. I read reviews, posts, about the new MBP, where people were excited that APPLE "gives" us an SD card slot and the omission of the touch bar. Re the fnew iPhone, one of the main "features" seem to be the cinematic mode where they decided to "give" those who can or want to afford only a 128GB version full HD. For technical reasons I guess.

My post was about APPLE where I had expected more enthusiasm when you have some real problems and it's all of a sudden just a phone, not to be used professionally. Sobering.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2021 at 16:10 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Why Jordan is buying the iPhone 13 (239 comments in total)

I know, it's all about sales. More sales etc. So by default you need to be excited about something.

Does this sound a bit juvenile, like you can’t wait until the shop opens?

I used iPhones for work until version 10 when my bank told me that an iPhone should not be my first choice regarding card terminal security (EFTPOS). Didn't believe it, but had to return the phone after 5 months, hours and hours of APPLE tech support recording procedures, being online on my phone watching. When after 4 months of trying I said that this really needed to work (hotspot for banking terminal) they told me that it was predominately a phone, not a router. I had by then used a P20 for hotspotting. My iPhone also didn't retain phone logs, e.g. who had called, numbers etc and wouldn't retain addresses, but that's another story.

They told me in the end that I had bought a phone, those things not working were extras so reading about "excitement " ... well.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2021 at 17:15 UTC as 51st comment | 10 replies
On article Sigma 24mm F2 DG DN sample gallery (DPReview TV) (11 comments in total)

To attract any attention here on dpreview, you need to be a G-Master or equivalent. I noticed on the SONY FF forum that you either use a plastic Tamron, that is cheap or a G-Master. Very little love for the full metal Sigmas over there.

Same here: 4 comments below doesn't smell of a desirable lens to have. And: 2 clicks "claimed" to have had it ;-)

Yeah, right.

I am one of those few who is actually very interested in this lens, but I already own the fabulous 35 and the 65 F2, so possibly a hopeless case ...

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2021 at 18:26 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

Good results, just going by the "official" sample photos.

But what an ugly lens!

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2021 at 04:29 UTC as 102nd comment | 1 reply
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deednets: "One of the most exciting rumors surrounding the upcoming 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros is that Apple may finally give us a few ports that aren't Thunderbolt/USB Type-C."

Really?

Hehe, you think to achieve brownie points within the fan-base, you take some things off first and then "give" it back to them?

Way to go I guess ;-)

Note: I use a MBP 13" with touch-bar, but wouldn't consider myself a fan-boy as such. Felt like taking the SD card reader out was a mistake! But what do I know aye?

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2021 at 04:22 UTC

"One of the most exciting rumors surrounding the upcoming 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pros is that Apple may finally give us a few ports that aren't Thunderbolt/USB Type-C."

Really?

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2021 at 20:54 UTC as 35th comment | 2 replies

Is it just me or are all these pics incredibly dark?

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2021 at 20:49 UTC as 1st comment
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10 FPS: In this case I will probably upgrade this year. They didn’t add anything particularly enticing in last year’s C1 21.0 release. Doing this in Affinity was a pain, and I like to edit images as raw even after the merge. (Technically not raw any more, but keeping it in program helps)

They did actually add a few interesting features in the 21 (14.3) version e.g. the magic masking brush ...works incredibly well. But agree that this feature in particular wasn't available when 14.0 came out!

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2021 at 20:10 UTC

No ONA? No Hadley? Pity.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2021 at 19:18 UTC as 66th comment | 1 reply
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deednets: So let me get this straight: it needs a completely new iOS to implement turning something off? Because turning things off needs a new processor or more RAM? Deeper pixels even?

Interesting, must google this later ;-)

That was meant to be a joke. Apple often argues that the old i5 hardware is no longer suitable to run a certain OS-X. iOS no different.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2021 at 15:38 UTC

So let me get this straight: it needs a completely new iOS to implement turning something off? Because turning things off needs a new processor or more RAM? Deeper pixels even?

Interesting, must google this later ;-)

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2021 at 19:59 UTC as 20th comment | 4 replies
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Rand Fotogott: Some very intriguing winners. The story behind them is always interesting.

When in comes to competitions for portraits, FujiFilm is always well represented, along with Nikon and Canon.

@Kara: thanks for that! I thought there would be someinformation available somewhere as Rand Fotogott (best not translate that one!!) mentioned: "When in comes to competitions for portraits, FujiFilm is always well represented, along with Nikon and Canon." ... and wondered as to how he knew that???

Link | Posted on May 25, 2021 at 03:17 UTC
On article Field review: Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR (183 comments in total)
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deednets: The girls eyes aren't in focus. Why post this?

@Rishi I meant the photo of the girl - not the toddler - with the blue polka-dotty top on. The second of the two images with the wood burner on the left behind her, sitting on the sofa. NOT the F2.8 shot but the F1.4 one. Both eyes are oof.

Didn't quite understand what you meant by the US$ 10.000,00 shots of which you have 100s of? Or was the dollar sign misplaced and you meant 100s of shots out of 10.000s ??

Also don't understand your comment that customers in general would find no problem with the shot *pros post or deliver* ... Are you sure customers would be ok with that shot?

But be it as it may, I accept that for sentimental reasons sharpness is possibly not that important, but this wasn't a photo album shot, but a lens review.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2021 at 02:27 UTC
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Rand Fotogott: Some very intriguing winners. The story behind them is always interesting.

When in comes to competitions for portraits, FujiFilm is always well represented, along with Nikon and Canon.

Was there information about the gear being used?

Link | Posted on May 24, 2021 at 19:49 UTC
On article Field review: Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR (183 comments in total)
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deednets: The girls eyes aren't in focus. Why post this?

@Carey: that bokeh conclusions would have been difficult to draw if the eyes had been in focus you think 🤔😉

Link | Posted on May 22, 2021 at 00:55 UTC
On article Field review: Fujifilm XF 18mm F1.4 R LM WR (183 comments in total)

The girls eyes aren't in focus. Why post this?

Link | Posted on May 21, 2021 at 19:24 UTC as 14th comment | 5 replies
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