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CameraLabTester

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a Architect
Joined on Aug 27, 2010
About me:

Real world "camera design" feedback provider to camera "lab designers" who never get out to see the real world.

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"disqualified after reaching the penultimate round, due to digital manipulations of some sort being discovered"

Really?

Well, they have to really define this "some sort" fellow.

"some sort" is making quite a stir of some sort to this sort of thing.

Hope they all sort it all out, in some sort of way.

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Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 07:49 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
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JonB1975: I normally stay out of these and keep my opinion to myself.... but... no.8??? Really??? there must have been a dearth of entries......

That is what is great about this particular competition.

Anybody can win.

ANYBODY.

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Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2015 at 01:36 UTC
On FAA proposes regulations for commercial drone usage article (115 comments in total)

I have a friend who has a very big problem.

He has just invented a flying skateboard, making users fly like the Silver Surfer™.

His greatest hurdle is regulation.

So he just uses it to hover across the North Pole... undetected.

Santa wants to buy some, but declined when told about the regulation potentials...

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Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 13:37 UTC as 11th comment

The winning images are the reflection of the minds of the judges.

When you have to criticize... remember it is the judges fault.

The categories are not even "gardens"... well, except when they consider the whole Earth as a garden... then it truly reflects the wide open space of the minds of the judges... empty space.

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Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 07:45 UTC as 15th comment
On Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop article (356 comments in total)

Adobe keeps on being the leading edge because of constant innovations and the ability to allow third party software to enhance it's capabilities via plug ins.

And patents.

Yes, patents.

(you can't touch this... dum, the-dum, dum-dum)

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Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 23:19 UTC as 35th comment | 2 replies

"Impressive..." (tshh...pheow... tshh... pheow)

-Darth Vader.

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Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 09:54 UTC as 88th comment
On Opinion: Canon EOS 750D and 760D article (316 comments in total)

Yes, that's the way to go:

So many models in the line up that, soon, their RRP increments will amount to $100 from one step ladder to another.

Then regret creeps in after seeing colleagues brandishing a higher priced ladder rung, and pretty soon... a collection of motley crew cameras that are essentially the same banana.

Marketing Hypnosis 101.

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Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2015 at 22:39 UTC as 39th comment
On CP+ 2015: Canon shows off prototype 120MP CMOS sensor article (255 comments in total)

Soylent Green is....

PEOPLE!

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Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 12:59 UTC as 69th comment
On CP+ 2015: Canon shows 11-24mm in cross-section article (63 comments in total)

The aperture assembly in the middle of both groups looks so frail!

I could imagine how an IS assembly would look like... in real life cross section.

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Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 06:31 UTC as 22nd comment

Sadly, Canon is lukewarm to inventing a killer mirrorless gadget thinking it will be a shotgun that would would blow one of their legs off.

Canon loyal flock are happy with their genre, and NOT changing ship.

Canon haters are happy (and laughing) at this mediocre offering.

Canon is in a "no win- no win" situation on this.

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Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 02:11 UTC as 90th comment | 1 reply
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (517 comments in total)

The "Not-Coming-To-The-Party-Of-Great-Innovative-Mirrorless-Cameras" camera by Canon.

Right.

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Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2015 at 07:52 UTC as 44th comment
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2288 comments in total)

Cover all bases.

Let nothing escape.

Take no prisoners.

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Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 09:41 UTC as 260th comment | 2 replies

Pentax comes out with a full frame promise 14 years after the announcement.

Pentax users have an amazingly great patience.

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Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2015 at 22:04 UTC as 196th comment | 2 replies
On Readers' Choice Awards 2014: The Winners article (141 comments in total)

Very interesting.

Readers will always be... just readers.

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Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2015 at 21:31 UTC as 22nd comment
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nikonson: I think both of Nike photo and Rentmeester photo are fake. I remember that Michael Jordan always stuck his tongue out when he made jump shots.

Wait...

Isn't THAT his tongue sticking out and licking the ball like a frog?

No?

My bad! I thought it was his licker all along!

That then, is NOT Michael...

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Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2015 at 09:31 UTC

Two parties were involved.

Ideas were exchanged.

Creativity flowed.

The big guy took it further based on the original idea.

Its a line ball.

Player 1 calls a challenge.

Hawk Eye™ lawyers please come forward.

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Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 07:05 UTC as 46th comment

Nikon is a good company with good products.

Hopefully, there won't be a time when they have to explain why they disappeared from the planet, entirely.

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Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2015 at 23:13 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies

When consumers (not professionals) consider SIZE as a major factor: MIRRORLESS will kick in.

Oops! It already has!

PROS: big and bulky

CONSUMERS: small, comfortable, and wise. (smart too)

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Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 01:29 UTC as 106th comment | 13 replies
On Canon to move camera production back to Japan article (108 comments in total)

A camera these days are made up of components that have been manufactured, molded, welded, partially assembled, glued together, etc. etc., so that a typical camera (it they are to tell the truth) would have details similar to your cereal box:

This camera and its components manufactured in:
Japan 5%
China 44%
Thailand 25%
Indonesia 15%
India 4%
Sri Lanka 3%
Philippines 2%
Vietnam 1%
Singapore 1%

NOTE: THE LABEL ON THE BOTTOM OF THE CAMERA SAYING "MADE IN JAPAN" IS 100% MADE IN JAPAN and constitutes 0.001% of the camera component and not included in the tally above.

Canon just wants to shift those percentages. That's all.

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Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 11:33 UTC as 10th comment
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1414 comments in total)

The moment a photography enthusiast removes the concept of "upgrade" in his/her mind... the more enjoyable that photography enthusiast and hobbyist's picture taking would be.

Upgrade spreads the curse of inadequacy, a useful tool of marketing.

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Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 22:41 UTC as 292nd comment | 7 replies
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