fmian

fmian

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a Photographer/Re-toucher/Consultant
Has a website at www.primephotography.com.au
Joined on Mar 28, 2010

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (405 comments in total)
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JanMatthys: This should be a very popular camera with parents videotaping their kids at baseball, soccer, football games etc. Being able to record 4k video at 30fps, with continuous AF and picking out individual 8mp Stills for print up to 8x10! for $900? Wow, great set of features for sure

BubbaHotepUK wrote:

'I think of these features as future-proofing your digital acquisition.'

Digital...Future-Proofing...?

Now there's an oxymoron if I ever heard one! :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2014 at 23:47 UTC
On Drone lighting could be coming soon to your studio article (120 comments in total)

Why would people be moving around so much within a studio?
Surely an assistant with a boom pole would do the same job..

And c'mon... this tech must REALLY be designed for the military right?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2014 at 04:53 UTC as 60th comment | 5 replies
On VSCO launches artist initiative fund article (10 comments in total)

Would it be too ironic to submit images shot on film?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2014 at 01:47 UTC as 2nd comment

I think it would work much better as an educational video.
Telling us where mirrors were used in the early days of photography (Nadar), explaining the refractive properties of glass shapes, showing SAFE ways to incorporate fire into a shot. Other types of filters to modify the image....
As it is it's a bit too low brow.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2014 at 01:16 UTC as 14th comment
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RichRMA: According to some reports, their film is inconsistent. How does it compare to Fuji's?

The colour impossible film I have used developed terribly and inconsistently under the same lighting conditions. And then got worse even when kept in the dark.
By comparison the Fuji/Polaroid branded 300 emulsion is worlds better. Colour is very precise, skin tones look natural and even after several years sitting under light it looks good.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2014 at 00:47 UTC
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (1740 comments in total)

What is the 4/3 equivalent in 110 format?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 8, 2014 at 00:59 UTC as 192nd comment | 1 reply

Some great environmental portraits here and a great read!
Good to see where the photographer gets motivation and inspiration from :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2014 at 23:16 UTC as 5th comment

Do we really need another one of these?
Kickstarter pledges are getting out of hand..

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2014 at 05:54 UTC as 13th comment
On Sony drops list price of Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 article (201 comments in total)
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SammyToronto: Typical example of a company charging an exorbitant price for a camera not based on merit, but because they can. They were one of a kind in the market, so, to Sony, that meant ripping off their customers is fair game. Thank God for Panasonic, and competition in general!

'Thank God for Panasonic, and competition in general!'

Yes, let's forget the whole exorbitant price gouging Panasonic does with their batteries and Leica branded products.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 06:29 UTC
On A look at the Lomography Petzval 85mm F2.2 lens article (156 comments in total)

Needs matching wet plate collodion back...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 02:09 UTC as 40th comment
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forpetessake: How is Sigma's "try before you buy" any better than buy and return for full refund if not satisfied most vendors offer? In fact it's worse, Sigma offers just one week, while most vendors allow 30 days of use.

Speaking from experience (in Australia), yes, the item usually gets resold.
Although it is only refunded on the condition that it is returned in a resellable condition. This includes the product and packaging and all contents.
I've only known personally of one manufacturer who would take back opened products for repackaging.
In the case of the wrong item being purchased and returned with torn etc packaging the item is resold at a cheaper price.
This may or may not be in accordance with the law. It's just what I've experienced when I used to work in retail.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 00:16 UTC
On Samsung announces tiny NX mini mirrorless camera article (79 comments in total)
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ybizzle: This is truly an act of robbery. Samsung stole the Fuji XF-1 design and made into an interchangeable lens mount. What they couldn't steal was the feeling of holding a magnificent photographic tool with a manual zoom twist lens. The XF-1 along with higher end X cameras take us back to pure photography. Think Leica M6 Titanium if you have the tan XF-1. Truly a masterpiece in design with image quality to match!

Lol, the XF-1 has terrible handling. That lens is a pain to use turning the camera on and off and feels really cheap. Especially knowing how good the the X10/X20 feels.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 06:31 UTC
On Samsung announces tiny NX mini mirrorless camera article (79 comments in total)
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SETI: Welcome to loosers club.
Sincerely yours
Nikon

I literally laughed out loud.
You're mean :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 06:25 UTC

Execution is quite boring and the concept is tired. Not much thought seems to have gone in to the way these images look.
Of course I'm thinking of the wonderful creativity between Halsman and Dali when they shot water and other stuff flying about the place; and using that as a measuring stick.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 04:35 UTC as 19th comment
On Nikon D810: What You Need to Know article (137 comments in total)
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fmian: So will they be replacing mirrors for D800 users? Or free upgrades to the D810? Sounds like D800 was a premature release if early reviewers noted how difficult it was to get sharp results but Nikon didn't pick up on it during their own testing. And now the D810 fixes that and pads it with features that could have been in a firmware update anyway...
Oh look over here at this shiny new camera while we sweep the old one under the rug...

So now the new D810 has a redesigned shutter/mirror that better suits a 36mp sensor, and will likely not need such a demanding guide on how to adjust your shooting technique to conform to the cameras design.
All this information is up there in the article. Why you are denying it and calling it nonsense I have no idea. Perhaps the emotion linked with potential buyers remorse is clouding better judgment and logic.
And apologies if I have claimed that blur due to camera shake is related to sharpness and that is incorrect.
I should have used the word blurry instead of not sharp.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 00:39 UTC
On Nikon D810: What You Need to Know article (137 comments in total)
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fmian: So will they be replacing mirrors for D800 users? Or free upgrades to the D810? Sounds like D800 was a premature release if early reviewers noted how difficult it was to get sharp results but Nikon didn't pick up on it during their own testing. And now the D810 fixes that and pads it with features that could have been in a firmware update anyway...
Oh look over here at this shiny new camera while we sweep the old one under the rug...

Frankly I think you are downplaying a poorly designed shutter/mirror mechanism. sure, it was the first FF camera with that hi resolution, but that just means it should have been held to a much higher exacting standard.

Again, from the third page of this very article.

'With the D810, Nikon has introduced an electronic first-curtain shutter option, which reduces the amount of movement and shock generated by the simple action of taking a picture. The mirror balancer has also been redesigned with the same aim and according to Nikon these changes have 'nearly eliminated' internal vibrations...'

So the older models required many people to shoot at a faster shutter speed than the general 1/focal length rule that applies to pretty much every other camera. Nikon have stated this in a guide on how to get sharp images with the D800.

http://www.nikonusa.com/en_US/o/Y6wrkA9OU_z04IreazIXl_22UII/PDF/D800_TechnicalGuide_En.pdf

Perhaps you will also say that Nikon are talking nonsense too?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 00:39 UTC
On Nikon D810: What You Need to Know article (137 comments in total)
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fmian: So will they be replacing mirrors for D800 users? Or free upgrades to the D810? Sounds like D800 was a premature release if early reviewers noted how difficult it was to get sharp results but Nikon didn't pick up on it during their own testing. And now the D810 fixes that and pads it with features that could have been in a firmware update anyway...
Oh look over here at this shiny new camera while we sweep the old one under the rug...

This was on the third page of this article that you are commenting on.

'Like all ultra high-resolution cameras the D800 and D800E were very demanding, especially when used in the studio. We had a lot of headaches trying to get optimal resolution out of the D800E at certain shutter speeds where the movement of the shutter and mirror could actually introduce blur into images. We had similar issues with Sony's 36MP A7R.'

No fanboy-ism. Canons release schedule for crop bodies over the last couple years has mostly been a joke. So was their lacking attempt at mirrorless. If they can make G series so well then why not mirrorless?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 14:32 UTC
On Nikon D810: What You Need to Know article (137 comments in total)
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Nukunukoo: I don't get it. With or without an OLPF is a binary thing: you either have it or not. It's like saying a woman became "slightly" pregnant! So all this while that we have been hearing that the D800e has no OLPF, it actually has and the "effect" is created automagically? So does that mean that the D7100 without the OLPF will suddenly be like the D800e when the D7200 comes out? Kindly clarify.

I'm not sure I understand you...
The D800e had a filter, it just performed a function and then undid it. No idea why it was there in the first place but now it is removed,
Maybe it caused a problem with the shutter shock thing? Maybe they didn't have time to redesign and test without a filter there...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 12:20 UTC
On Nikon D810: What You Need to Know article (137 comments in total)
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fmian: So will they be replacing mirrors for D800 users? Or free upgrades to the D810? Sounds like D800 was a premature release if early reviewers noted how difficult it was to get sharp results but Nikon didn't pick up on it during their own testing. And now the D810 fixes that and pads it with features that could have been in a firmware update anyway...
Oh look over here at this shiny new camera while we sweep the old one under the rug...

Wasn't talking about improvements that new technology brings on.
Most of those in this new model should have been In a firmware update and released for free.
Was talking about ignoring issues and bringing things to market too early. There are plenty of people who feel the same way as me, and plenty that choose to ignore it like you. So perhaps both points of view are valid...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 12:12 UTC
On Nikon D810: What You Need to Know article (137 comments in total)
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fmian: So will they be replacing mirrors for D800 users? Or free upgrades to the D810? Sounds like D800 was a premature release if early reviewers noted how difficult it was to get sharp results but Nikon didn't pick up on it during their own testing. And now the D810 fixes that and pads it with features that could have been in a firmware update anyway...
Oh look over here at this shiny new camera while we sweep the old one under the rug...

You may not have had issues based on the type of shooting you do. But DPreview and other review sites who put the camera through its paces did have issues. It's written right up there in the article.
It's good that you have had a trouble free experience with the camera, but that doesn't make nonsense out of results from people who use the camera differently to you.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 09:26 UTC
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