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loftus

Member Since 16 Nov 2005
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Tiger Beach Diver Missing

16 July 2014 - 06:25 AM

Not good

http://www.outsideon...In-Bahamas.html

As usual the media gets at least part of the story wrong - stating that Abernathy is controversial because of no cage shark diving - whereas all Bahamas operators do not use cages as far as I am aware.  Unfortunately, I think night diving in these environments may not be the smartest thing despite having done it myself. My condolences to the diver's family.


Nikon 1 V3

13 March 2014 - 04:09 PM

This looks like a really exciting camera with some pretty impressive capabilities both on the video and still side. The V1 is really maturing into a serious camera I think.

Some standout details for me:

20 fps RAW continuous focus, 60 fps fixed focus

1200 fps  low res video

Modular - strip it down to slip in the pocket, add grip, viewfinder etc as needed

Use it with all my Nikon lenses, not new I know, but a 20 fps action camera with my existing 70-200 sounds impressive

WiFi

18 MP high ISO capability - be interesting to see how the dynamic range etc compare to the DSLR's

I think this could be a serious traveling underwater and wildlife camera particularly if Nikon get serious with some WA lenses; actually I see they make a 6.7-13. Hmmm getting better. Now what about housings Nauticam?


Darwin Award Dynamite fishing

20 September 2013 - 10:48 AM

I can watch this and chuckle for hours


Getty Images Copyright Extortion

08 August 2013 - 04:23 AM

I know copyright is a sensitive issue on this forum, but I think there is another side to the coin, something I call copyright extortion. I have recently received a letter demanding $1500 from Getty Images for a nondescript, very poor quality image of food that one of my employees may have posted in a blog. I can't confirm for sure that we posted it but nevertheless it is no longer there. As a photographer, I am well aware of, and sympathetic to, copyright issues, however $1500 for a 2x2 low resolution, poor quality, and nondescript image with no clear copyright labeling, is extortion. Shame on you Getty Images.