mmcfine

Lives in Australia Bondi, NSW, Australia
Works as a Designer
Has a website at www.migo.com.au
Joined on Jan 14, 2012
About me:

I would like to make the world a better place....ye right...-)

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On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (674 comments in total)

I bought this camera a few days ago for our company's in-house video productions as we've been using a 6D and 7D for a couple of years and I simply wanted auto focus and headphones. I was less concern about 4K since it requires expensive hardware to store and edit post production and for web use 1080p is more than enough.
We've chosen Canon over the competition because of invested glass and accessories, ease and familiar ergonomics (BIG+), good value for money and the best support and service at least here in Australia.
So far the quality is amazing, the sound can finally be monitored and the focus is tracked without the need to manually adjust it.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2016 at 00:33 UTC as 19th comment
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (662 comments in total)

It's good to have the option to switch. If you code with SASS you can create many themes or even allow users to change settings that suites them. It doesn't have to stop with white and black.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 11:45 UTC as 124th comment

The market is over saturated and imagine technology as been mature enough for a few years now at least since the 5DII. I really don't understand the obsession with more features, hi-ISO and 4K video when there is nothing really to use it for or impress anyone.
My Pentax K2000 doesn't produce images that are 10 times better than my 6D (being almost 10 times more expensive in today's rate). and that's with the Pentax kit lens.
Better to use the money to study photography and post production. take less photos but better ones.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 11:36 UTC as 46th comment
In reply to:

tonyC1994: How are the other two guys doing in terms of profits?

I hope Ricoh won't kill Pentax. They make great cameras and fantastic lenses.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 11:14 UTC
On article Taking it easy: Canon EOS 80D shooting experience (293 comments in total)
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Coyote_Cody: Hard to fathom why Canon can not do 4kHD in this cam.

80D is large enuf for the heat (heatsink), and if the A6300 as small as it is can do full or almost full sensor 4kHD, why not the 80D ??

Wonder if a marketing issue or a purely tech inability issue or BOTH ?

Marketing has nothing to do with product roadmaps. It's a pure business decision based on market trends, user research and competition. Shooting, storing and editing requires a lot of power and additional hardware not to mention a supporting monitor which the target market for this camera doesn't have or will invest in.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2016 at 09:44 UTC
On article 2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $1200-2000 (327 comments in total)
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mmcfine: I don't understand why the Canon 6D is always underestimated. Maybe it's not feature rich like the Sony but it's sensor is still one of the best.

Sorry guys didn't want to start a sensor war here. In my own view and price/value (at the time) it seems like a great sensor and I still believe it's great. DXO and tech benchmark (like pixel peeping) doesn't match real life results and user experience.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2015 at 23:04 UTC
On article 2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $1200-2000 (327 comments in total)

I don't understand why the Canon 6D is always underestimated. Maybe it's not feature rich like the Sony but it's sensor is still one of the best.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2015 at 10:10 UTC as 19th comment | 17 replies
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mmcfine: Honestly, I barely see any difference from when I used the K2000 crop 8 years ago and my latest full-frame 6D. Full-frame is merely a dimension or ratio aspect we, for some odd reason cling to and manufacturers exploit.

Thanks for your interesting comments. I think it all boils down to legacy equipment. Yes, FF gives you more DOF and ISO but that will change very quickly and with it f-stops, aperture and ISO which are very much a legacy concept.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 07:48 UTC
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mmcfine: Honestly, I barely see any difference from when I used the K2000 crop 8 years ago and my latest full-frame 6D. Full-frame is merely a dimension or ratio aspect we, for some odd reason cling to and manufacturers exploit.

I agree. ISO on my 6D is excellent but ISO is not the only factor in choosing full-frame. My point is more philosophical, why full-frame at all?

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2015 at 04:05 UTC
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mmcfine: Honestly, I barely see any difference from when I used the K2000 crop 8 years ago and my latest full-frame 6D. Full-frame is merely a dimension or ratio aspect we, for some odd reason cling to and manufacturers exploit.

I have nothing against choice. I simply question the 'full-frame' phenomenon in digital era.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2015 at 02:10 UTC

Honestly, I barely see any difference from when I used the K2000 crop 8 years ago and my latest full-frame 6D. Full-frame is merely a dimension or ratio aspect we, for some odd reason cling to and manufacturers exploit.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2015 at 00:04 UTC as 66th comment | 8 replies

If it's OK to show war crimes on a daily basis then what's the problem? Kids today are more exposed to horror on daily news and social media so who cares about a horror photo on front page of a local newspaper.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2012 at 08:37 UTC as 56th comment

just what we need, more plastic junk to dump.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2012 at 19:46 UTC as 8th comment
On article Canon EOS 6D sample images added to hands-on preview (252 comments in total)

Impressive hi ISO!
All the rest is in the photographer's hands and knowledge.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2012 at 23:48 UTC as 91st comment

I don't understad what's the title of the infographic has to do with the infographic info? One of the main golas of modern technology is to be able to produce and distribute professional/ Industrial products to the masses.
You can ask "are computers dead?" or "are cars dead"? and so on...

Photography is certainly not dead it's simply one of the easiest forms of output from computers and electronics. Same goes to sound distribution and production (music, radio etc).
Next will be things that we can feel such as 3D printers and holographic imagery.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2012 at 23:10 UTC as 7th comment
On article Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 sample images (288 comments in total)
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mmcfine: Honestly, I find most cameras this days produce more or less the same image quality. The glass makes the art not the chip or sensor.
It's amazing how much money and time we spend on comparing nonsense.

I have been using film camera and a 6x6 Rollei and in recent now using a 7D after using a 40D. I worked with a FF (mark II) and found that yes, you may have some low light advantages but to to say FF is the "real" thing is nonsense. I use my 7D for commercial work and can't find any reason to go FF.
Nonetheless I am sure APS-C will become redundant in the near future or will be fitted mostly into P&P.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2012 at 09:04 UTC
On article Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 sample images (288 comments in total)

Honestly, I find most cameras this days produce more or less the same image quality. The glass makes the art not the chip or sensor.
It's amazing how much money and time we spend on comparing nonsense.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2012 at 01:39 UTC as 90th comment | 8 replies
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Oery: I use camera to take picture
I use notebook/PC to do computing work
I use audio-player to listen music
and
I use phone to..... take a phone call
:)

That's not what 99% of the planet think. phones are replacing P&P, just check the stats. Image quality for the average family/ user is plenty. Change the word 'phone' to something else "mini pc" or "handheld pc" and switch the way you think. The phone, the thing in your hand can ALSO make phone calls.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2012 at 23:31 UTC

As a subscriber and a very long time Adobe customer I think Adobe are trying to find solutions for there shareholders. PS is long gone from it's core intension and as for other Adobe products, the competition is strong.

Saying that, the subscription is still probably the best option for freelancer who do not want or need a full priced software and can easily stop and resume the subscription.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 06:55 UTC as 8th comment
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