DesmondD

DesmondD

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Hamilton, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Works as a Auto electrician
Joined on May 9, 2009

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Eventually we'll be able to select aperture, shutter speed, focus point and just about anything else after the 'shoot'. All you will have to do is get the composition right. Interesting technology of course but also just gimmicks for people who don't know what they're doing to make it look like they do in post processing later. Of course it could be useful for critical events that need to be captured but for the majority of people just a waste of time.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 22:59 UTC as 3rd comment
On Nikon D7200 Review preview (558 comments in total)
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Wubslin: Still doesn't explain why I should buy one though.

It's not an advert - as Steve Franklin mentions it's a review.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 21:33 UTC

Maybe Land Rover can have one under the hood - it will still see plenty of scenery :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 09:26 UTC as 17th comment
On Canon EOS 5DS real-world sample gallery article (216 comments in total)
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All Bushs Fault: This collection of samples mostly seem to aim directly at the camera's weak spots, high ISO, low light, scenes mostly in shadows.

Exactly! I'm sure most potential buyers would want the full picture of what they might expect from the camera. Only the advertisers would carefully present the best images from the camera - we, as buyers benefit from seeing the weaknesses of potential purchases.
I imagine there would be a lot of angry new owners if you hadn't shown the cameras weak spots.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 09:20 UTC
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DesmondD: I still haven't found an optical viewfinder that doesn't give me motion sickness. I recently looked through a Sony 7S and had to stop looking through it after 10 seconds. Looking TTG "Through The Glass" is still the best for me.
I know not everyone is like that but I'm thankful it's still an option.

Yes, sorry, I meant an EVF.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 01:11 UTC

I still haven't found an optical viewfinder that doesn't give me motion sickness. I recently looked through a Sony 7S and had to stop looking through it after 10 seconds. Looking TTG "Through The Glass" is still the best for me.
I know not everyone is like that but I'm thankful it's still an option.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 23:58 UTC as 99th comment | 5 replies

The next development to keep stills photographers happy is perhaps 4K video with a 'flash synch' option so you can keep recording and press another button to fire the flash for a frame. HSS flash option can ensure that flash covers the frame.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 23:27 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 camera review post (246 comments in total)

I wish they would just limit the megapixels and concentrate on low light performance. But then many people think 6 megapixels isn't enough.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2015 at 18:56 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
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DesmondD: After giving this more thought I'd like to ask another question based on our comparison to rain falling into tubes. Let's assume the same exposure at iso3200 - one image is taken at f2.0 and 1/1000th sec while the other is taken at f16 and 1/15th sec - both giving the same exposure. At F2.0 we have 1/1000th sec of large raindrops but they are 'let in' for such a short time the photon "packets" are more random. If we got the same final exposure at f16 and 1/15th sec would the fact that the shutter was open for longer mean that we would achieve a closer average between the 'tubes' compared to the faster shutter speed? As with rain if we put something in the rain briefly the drops are spread out but if it is left for longer eventually the whole surface is covered since there has been enough time for it to become evenly spread thereby eliminating the random aspect.

I was thinking further about this and changing the aperture would be like having a smaller hole for the same size drops to fall through so it will smply take longer to happen. It would be an interesting test to do for those with time to play :)

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 20:03 UTC

After giving this more thought I'd like to ask another question based on our comparison to rain falling into tubes. Let's assume the same exposure at iso3200 - one image is taken at f2.0 and 1/1000th sec while the other is taken at f16 and 1/15th sec - both giving the same exposure. At F2.0 we have 1/1000th sec of large raindrops but they are 'let in' for such a short time the photon "packets" are more random. If we got the same final exposure at f16 and 1/15th sec would the fact that the shutter was open for longer mean that we would achieve a closer average between the 'tubes' compared to the faster shutter speed? As with rain if we put something in the rain briefly the drops are spread out but if it is left for longer eventually the whole surface is covered since there has been enough time for it to become evenly spread thereby eliminating the random aspect.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 08:56 UTC as 38th comment | 7 replies
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DesmondD: This is an honest question: Considering the speed of light compared to the shutter speeds we use what kind of shutter speeds can actually show up the randomness of "light packets"? There must be a point where it all averages out pretty well - where is the boundary?

I wasn't thinking when I asked this question - obviously the amount of light falling on the sensor will depend on shutter speed and aperture settings -reflected in the iso needed which will suggest how low the existing light levels are. So even if I have a shutter speed of 1 second, if the 'rain' is just a very light drizzle the 'tubes' will still not collect even amounts of 'drops' right? :) I was obviously mislead by thinking more of the actual shutter speed rather than resulting combined settings.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 08:05 UTC

This is an honest question: Considering the speed of light compared to the shutter speeds we use what kind of shutter speeds can actually show up the randomness of "light packets"? There must be a point where it all averages out pretty well - where is the boundary?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 07:06 UTC as 49th comment | 4 replies
On Nikon 1 J5 offers 20.8MP BSI sensor and revamped look article (152 comments in total)
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jnxr: "Capable of shooting at an amazing 20 fps at full resolution with Autofocus (AF), even high-speed action can be captured with clarity and precision, while even reaching up to 60 fps with AF fixed on the first frame."

--can reach higher fps while shooting much higher res still images, but still can't go over 15fps for 4k video. WTF NIKON?

As someone mentioned a gopro can do that. Perhaps they are limiting it to 15fps so people have to buy the V4 with 24 fps :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2015 at 19:08 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5 offers 20.8MP BSI sensor and revamped look article (152 comments in total)
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jnxr: "Capable of shooting at an amazing 20 fps at full resolution with Autofocus (AF), even high-speed action can be captured with clarity and precision, while even reaching up to 60 fps with AF fixed on the first frame."

--can reach higher fps while shooting much higher res still images, but still can't go over 15fps for 4k video. WTF NIKON?

60 fps full res will probably only be for about 12 -20 frames. 4K video has to be constant.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 08:29 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2696 comments in total)
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DesmondD: It's not all about test figures but interesting that it falls behind the D7100 and D7000. http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare/Side-by-side/Canon-EOS-7D-Mark-II-versus-Nikon-D7100-versus-Nikon-D7000___977_865_680

Yep, better high iso performance is the only reason I ever buy a new camera :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 06:49 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2696 comments in total)
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DesmondD: It's not all about test figures but interesting that it falls behind the D7100 and D7000. http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare/Side-by-side/Canon-EOS-7D-Mark-II-versus-Nikon-D7100-versus-Nikon-D7000___977_865_680

Yep, it's not so much about test figures as about what you do with the camera - compared to what the pros had 10 years ago there is no reason why any of couldn't produce amazing results with just about any camera today.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 06:27 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2696 comments in total)

It's not all about test figures but interesting that it falls behind the D7100 and D7000. http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare/Side-by-side/Canon-EOS-7D-Mark-II-versus-Nikon-D7100-versus-Nikon-D7000___977_865_680

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 23:01 UTC as 89th comment | 4 replies
On Tiny fps1000 high-speed camera boasts 18,500fps article (137 comments in total)

This looks like what I need! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyRePAfVeU0

Direct link | Posted on Oct 11, 2014 at 07:01 UTC as 10th comment

Not even worth featuring until they make something decent with the technology.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2014 at 09:11 UTC as 65th comment
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)
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HawaiiVolcanoes: This type of advertising..in my experience...has ALWAYS yielded...a "whole lot of nothing"....I have avoided Nikon like the Plague for years...I don't want to hear about their 5000 year old legacy of building cameras..they suck...their small cameras suck..their dslr's (for the VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE) suck. They probably realized that the FM2n is the most popular camera they have produced in many years and are <trying> something/anything to capitalize upon that. I shoot with Canon and Sigma DP Merrill.....Nikon..you have absolutely nothing that I could ever want. Goodnight

Maybe it's HawaiiVolcanoes that sucks at photography since so many pros seem to like Nikon?
There are always the negative people who can't just keep out of a discussion if something does not interest them - they have to elevate themselves by being negative about the subject.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 23:51 UTC
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