TN Args

TN Args

Lives in United States Fleurieu, United States
Works as a Economic infrastructure policy expert
Joined on Apr 10, 2010

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On Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z article (240 comments in total)
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fmian: Not that I can afford such a camera, but the fact that it's a crop sensor compared to a real full frame 645 camera seems a let down.

What an ancient, long-won argument resuscitated by someone who still doesn't realize that the war was over long ago. Please, enjoy your hobby, but claims of superiority are ridiculous. It's hard (but not impossible) to argue that 4x5 film delivers more than a D800. 645 film-- pfft.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 23:18 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production article (211 comments in total)

Hooray, a rumour! I thought DPR was above rumours. Shame.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 13:00 UTC as 36th comment | 4 replies
On Panasonic unveils Lumix DMC-GM5 with EVF article (46 comments in total)
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Klarno: Guessing this is going to have the same problem as the GM1 where you only get 10 bit RAWs with 1024 instead of 4096 levels per channel at all shutter speeds faster than 1/500. I'll have to pass...

No problem then.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 22:10 UTC
On Panasonic unveils Lumix DMC-GM5 with EVF article (46 comments in total)
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Klarno: Guessing this is going to have the same problem as the GM1 where you only get 10 bit RAWs with 1024 instead of 4096 levels per channel at all shutter speeds faster than 1/500. I'll have to pass...

How many bits is your monitor?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 10:49 UTC
On Richard Franiec offers Canon PowerShot G7 X custom grip article (110 comments in total)
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TN Args: Richard Franiec must have a cosy relationship with someone in dpr.

OK, looks like I have to spell it out: Franiec grips are one of thousands of non-brand camera accessories, but they get special mentions in DPR posts that are way out of proportion to their share of the accessory supply industry.

Since you are present, Richard, tell us how you do it? Do you know *anyone* at DPR?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2014 at 03:27 UTC
On Richard Franiec offers Canon PowerShot G7 X custom grip article (110 comments in total)

Richard Franiec must have a cosy relationship with someone in dpr.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2014 at 04:05 UTC as 34th comment | 9 replies
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Felix E Klee: Looks promising, but probably it's not going to be cheap. What would be nice is a budget MFT macro lens.

Asides from the use of fully mechanical legacy lenses, the cheapest solution that I'm aware of is the combination of the FT Olympus 35mm f/3.5 1:1 (229.00 USD on Amazon) plus an FT-MFT adapter. However, that's a hassle, especially for the casual shooter who is happy with the kit zoom and only wants to add macro. Keep in mind that many compact cameras offer macro mode. It's useful for making pictures of blossoms, spiders, eBay items, etc.

@Felix, "Looks promising, but probably it's not going to be cheap. What would be nice is a budget MFT macro lens."

With the Leica DG 45mm available for $600-700 these days, the new 30mm needs to be rather affordable. I'm guessing $400-500. It won't sell at $600+: who would buy it over the Leica?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 00:19 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review preview (474 comments in total)
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whensly: I'm a big fan of Panasonic cameras, I've owned many. The GH4 is a really nice camera. Panasonic has presented a very finished instrument for image-gathering. That said, the advantages of the Sony A7s will probably make me buy one over the GH4, even though I have tons of glass for Panny.

The A7s is not a great "finished product' it does not have the pedigree of many iterations, it's the start of something but something I like, big sensor, big EVF and a sensor optimized for video and high ISO.

I suspect Panny will tweak their sensor and come out with something like the Sony and Sony will study the features in the Panny and upgrade their offerings soon. (not like Sony hasn't been making video cams for 40 years).

They say it's not the tool but the artisan, not the pen but the penmanship, and these are both great cameras but despite the thumbs up on the GH4 I think I'm going with the crazy new Sony.

@Edgar, yes it is in the original specs of the LX100. You could say it's the first camera to have it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2014 at 01:51 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review preview (474 comments in total)
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sneakyracer: From all the samples posted I see that M43 still has a long way to go in terms of still image resolution and noise performance. Even at low iso the images posted from the Gh4 are still quite noisy in the shadows.

There is not noise at low ISO. Image resolution is fine. Put a piece of tape over the 1:1 button on your computer!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 04:15 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 Review preview (474 comments in total)
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whensly: I'm a big fan of Panasonic cameras, I've owned many. The GH4 is a really nice camera. Panasonic has presented a very finished instrument for image-gathering. That said, the advantages of the Sony A7s will probably make me buy one over the GH4, even though I have tons of glass for Panny.

The A7s is not a great "finished product' it does not have the pedigree of many iterations, it's the start of something but something I like, big sensor, big EVF and a sensor optimized for video and high ISO.

I suspect Panny will tweak their sensor and come out with something like the Sony and Sony will study the features in the Panny and upgrade their offerings soon. (not like Sony hasn't been making video cams for 40 years).

They say it's not the tool but the artisan, not the pen but the penmanship, and these are both great cameras but despite the thumbs up on the GH4 I think I'm going with the crazy new Sony.

Great comment quailoaksphoto. People keep on buying cameras off a checklist -- their loss.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 04:13 UTC
On Sony shows off upcoming full-frame lenses at Photokina article (328 comments in total)

If they don't mention the approx size and weight, nobody knows if they are something new and different that allows smaller, lighter old-frame ownership. OR.....NOT!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 01:58 UTC as 48th comment | 8 replies

Photomerge Compose -- just what traditionalists don't want to see made easier for the mashup-ists.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 06:02 UTC as 19th comment
On Opinion: Bring on the 70-200mm equivalents article (328 comments in total)

At 360g and 100mm long, the Lumix 35-100/2.8 for µ4/3 is clearly the pocket rocket of the crop sensor options.

The Fuji is what, 1 kilogram? yuk!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 02:42 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On Photokina 2014: Panasonic stand report article (24 comments in total)

Someone please go up to that stand and say WHAT'S THE NEWS ON THE 150mm PRIME??

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 05:16 UTC as 4th comment
On Week in review: 8 things we learned article (48 comments in total)

That "Statement from the Monkey" article is clearly ridiculing the Copyright Office decision.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2014 at 03:16 UTC as 5th comment

"According to the report, the 'selfie' captured by a black crested macaque on David Slater's camera cannot by copyrighted since it was created by an animal."

And in what legal sense is an animal activating a shutter different from a 'thinking machine' activating a shutter?

If the legal decision is fair and rational, then ALL photos taken in a manner where the photographer did not specifically determine the moment of capture, cannot be copyrighted. Because one thing is for sure, that monkey did not know it was 'taking a photograph'.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 05:23 UTC as 107th comment | 2 replies
On Ricoh announces medium-format Pentax 645Z article (161 comments in total)

Very nice to see alternatives put to market, not fighting over the mainstream buyer. Good on you Ricoh.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2014 at 06:08 UTC as 2nd comment
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ecube: 1. What is the monkey's position on the subject?
2. Can Mr. David Slater prove the Monkey retained him as his (Monkey) agent?
3. Who posted the photos in Wiki, The Monkey or David Slater.

Based on the copyright law, Mr. Slater cannot own the copyright for any photos taken by any other individual using his (David Slater) camera. The individual who took the photo, using ANY camera owned by ANYBODY owns the copyright to that photo. In this case, the Monkey owns the copyright to the photos.
In hindsight, David Slater should be swallowed his pride, be dishonest and claim he took the photos. He Should not have bragged about his buddy, the Monkey. He should have not posted the photo in a public forum or at least put a water mark of copyright ownership on the photos he posted.

I wonder if the Monkey set the camera image capture to RAW . . . LOL

I sure did. This is a photo forum. It doesn't hurt to say what you mean.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2014 at 22:08 UTC
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ecube: 1. What is the monkey's position on the subject?
2. Can Mr. David Slater prove the Monkey retained him as his (Monkey) agent?
3. Who posted the photos in Wiki, The Monkey or David Slater.

Based on the copyright law, Mr. Slater cannot own the copyright for any photos taken by any other individual using his (David Slater) camera. The individual who took the photo, using ANY camera owned by ANYBODY owns the copyright to that photo. In this case, the Monkey owns the copyright to the photos.
In hindsight, David Slater should be swallowed his pride, be dishonest and claim he took the photos. He Should not have bragged about his buddy, the Monkey. He should have not posted the photo in a public forum or at least put a water mark of copyright ownership on the photos he posted.

I wonder if the Monkey set the camera image capture to RAW . . . LOL

Copyright is a matter of law, and law applies to, guess what, humans. Only.

Some posters are so anthropomorphic in their assumptions, it defies logic.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2014 at 06:29 UTC
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TN Args: Absolute cheek of Wikimedia to think that this photograph is public domain.

If I set up my camera so that a bird flying past an electronic trigger sets off the shutter, that is still my photo. The fact that the bird activated the shutter has nothing to do with it.

If I shoot over a wedding photographer's shoulder in a public park, having contributed nothing to it, the shots aren't mine? But even if the creativity requirement is true, these photos qualify as having a contribution from the owner:

1. Camera settings.

2. The original idea of 'hand it to a monkey and see what happens'. Just like 'point camera behind me over my shoulder and shoot whatever is there without looking'.

3. Someone has to PROVE that the monkey tripped the shutter and not the photographer. Camera on remote shutter? Camera on interval shooting? He could change his story and insist he was holding the camera and pressing the shutter every time -- and maybe he was.

It's an outrageous attempt to steal. Simple.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2014 at 05:15 UTC
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