russbarnes

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Majauskasson: The Kickstarter folks tried and failed but have been completely up front and deserve commendation for their honesty and forthrightness. They produced solid evidence of a product so close to production it hurts to see it stop.
This is pure capitalism and entrepreneurship at its best. Investors know they are buying a risk and should accept that. Stocks are no different. You win. You lose. Companies like Sony soak up millions in research without blinking. This was a solid product not some penny stock scam.
It was a brave and honest venture and maybe a larger mouthful to swallow than first anticipated but so close it could have succeeded. I applaud the hard work of the folks who tried and failed and hope the spirit of innovation is still alive and well.

Stocks are very different. You own a stake in the company, you get a share certificate, you can earn a dividend and you can sell it again. Kickstarter? As close to accountability free money, no stake, no promise, no resale, no refund. You couldn't have picked a worse analogy.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 20:48 UTC
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russbarnes: Only the gigantically stupid back things with their own money. There's a reason why this didn't go down the route of banks and structured finance. Suckers! The owners are laughing at you.

lol. Wow, I was not aware it was cheaper to crowd fund instead of obtaining retail finance. You really have an advanced insight into corporate finance!

Obtaining money from people with no risk sure is an easy way to make a lot of mistakes with no accountability other than "oops sorry, we got it wrong". For me, it's borderline criminal, falling between the gaps of real governance and corporate responsibility. In fact I'm amazed the whole arrangement is even considered legal. People who put money behind these ideas deserve EVERYTHING they get...

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 20:43 UTC
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Rooru S: Partial refund??

If they were honest they would replace the word "partial" with "insulting" or "worthless"

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 06:31 UTC

Only the gigantically stupid back things with their own money. There's a reason why this didn't go down the route of banks and structured finance. Suckers! The owners are laughing at you.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 06:26 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
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russbarnes: Incredible. There is absolutely nothing to write home about here. Colour is flat and dull, sharpness is questionable at best. It looks like output from a cheap crop sensor zoom that shouldn't cost you more than £150... There's nothing here at all worth talking about over the 18-55.

Well that's what we've been given to place the judgement on, so yes, let's.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2015 at 12:32 UTC

Incredible. There is absolutely nothing to write home about here. Colour is flat and dull, sharpness is questionable at best. It looks like output from a cheap crop sensor zoom that shouldn't cost you more than £150... There's nothing here at all worth talking about over the 18-55.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 13:11 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
On article CP+ 2015: Canon shows off new EOS 5DS and 5DS R (124 comments in total)
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DaveBowman: All that resolution and they still give you a crappy bit of rubber for an eyepiece shutter. Some things never change, like Canon not listening to feedback. Glad I moved away.

The weight of what Canon must feel about apparently innocuous features like that is staggering. They prove over and over that they think they know better than the people using their equipment. It's utterly appalling.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 13:10 UTC
On article CP+ 2015: Canon shows off new EOS 5DS and 5DS R (124 comments in total)

The truth about Canon's lenses and sensor performance will soon be revealed to the world, just as Nikon was laid bare when the D800 was released.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 12:19 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried (352 comments in total)
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Photo Pete: Not surprised dSLR focus accuracy is so hit and miss. How on earth can a precision optical instrument be designed so poorly that the AF module is able to be installed in a visibly different location on each model.

That's not bad quality control, it's bad design.

But no one has ever missed focus with a Canon DSLR. Fact.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2015 at 09:37 UTC
On article Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried (352 comments in total)
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Digitall: Flare gives the image a retro style, very popular these days, hence the Nikon have included this type of effect in his latest model, for free.

You should buy a Canon 1DX, it set the benchmark for this standard ;)

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2015 at 09:35 UTC
On article Nikon D750 flare investigated: Why we're not worried (352 comments in total)
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FRANCISQUAN: I see prices have crashed right down for the DPR Gold award D750 which is now showing massive depreciation. Just wonder how much the repaired ones will sell for never mind the second hand models!!!

I'll just wait for the next model before thinking about a purchase!

Nikon D750 DSLR Camera (Body Only)£1,159.00 only with bank transfer payment (BACS), all inclusive.

Panamoz.com

You forgot to mention the price crash on the latest flagship crop sensor crap from Canon - yes the 7DMKII can be had from Panamoz for only £1111.50, a massive £500 discount from launch only a few weeks ago. Oh wait, you didn't understand the concept of grey import?

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2015 at 09:33 UTC
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russbarnes: Also, can't believe they've released this before further lenses...

I don't want to use a body like this with an adapter where metering is guesswork and results are questionable. Where are Sony's lenses to properly support this line, or is their strategy really that this was always going to be a body for everyone else's lenses? If so, it's not working for me.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 10:37 UTC

Also, can't believe they've released this before further lenses...

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 10:30 UTC as 246th comment | 7 replies

AA Filter or no?

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 10:29 UTC as 248th comment
On article UK Landscape Photographer of the Year winners announced (127 comments in total)

I find it best to try and stay away from photographers' rage on here these days. My thoughts on the winning image are on my website here instead:

http://russbarnes.co.uk/blog/2014/11/review-mark-littlejohn-landscape-photographer-of-the-year-2014

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 06:57 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon announces full-frame D810 with no OLPF (99 comments in total)
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(unknown member): meh...

Ah there it is. He's incapable of any other comment when it comes to Nikon. Still so sour that Canon are incapable of producing anything remotely close to the quality of a body like this...

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 17:50 UTC
On article Ryan Brenizer on how to shoot engagement sessions (72 comments in total)
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Smeggypants: he sounds a bit drunk.

Translation: "My hollow insignificant existence is so full of negativity that I am incapable of making a positive comment about anything, so instead I choose to vomit hate over anything I neither have the skill or talent to compete with, ever."

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2014 at 15:54 UTC
On article Ryan Brenizer on how to shoot engagement sessions (72 comments in total)

Brenizer is world class. If anyone on here fails to spot that they wouldn't know a decent portrait if it bit them on their ass.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2014 at 14:39 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
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JT986: Anyone know if it is weather sealed?

Unfortunately it isn't.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 14:12 UTC
On article Chinese government orders Nikon to stop selling D600 (224 comments in total)

Anyone that can't see the political motivation of China towards Japan is blind. The problem with the D600 is real but this announcement has nothing to do with Nikon, they just provided the bait. This story is about China trying to damage Japanese commerce, pure and simple. The government owns TV in China and everyone in the West has reported this like lemmings. All that has happened here is that DPReview have perpetuated China's hate towards their Japanese neighbours. Congratulations.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 06:47 UTC as 38th comment | 2 replies
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