PIX 2015
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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fmian: Have they made the resolution 1080 yet as well?

And about a year behind updating my apps. Lol.
Thanks for the link :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 03:15 UTC

[troll mode]
Sure, but what's the dynamic range?
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Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 23:22 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply

Have they made the resolution 1080 yet as well?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 23:05 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies

What if I have an object that is made up of multiple colours and I just want a reading from a part of it?
Hardware/Paint stores have had handheld scanners for ages that can do that.
Also, can it give me the colour reading from a light source?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 23:05 UTC as 9th comment
On Readers' Showcase: Zhi Yuen Yap article (60 comments in total)

Some majestic images here. Well done!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2015 at 23:13 UTC as 18th comment
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fmian: Manual focus in the right hands with the right viewfinder is still quicker.
That's where it's at.

@ttran88
'Anyway How would you know you got focus if it's on film and you can only see the results days later?'
Practice + intuition. Learning from mistakes.
Having a mostly mechanical camera also helps. Less electronic processing and delays and huge bright viewfinders designed for manual focus with distance scales on the lens, so you can feel, hear and see when the image was taken, rather than look at it all after taking it.
Have to adopt a different mindset.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2015 at 02:42 UTC
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fmian: Manual focus in the right hands with the right viewfinder is still quicker.
That's where it's at.

It's a humans vs machines debate.
One day we will also let our cameras figure out the lighting and composition and also let it instruct the model, so you won't have to worry about that stuff either.
It might sound like an outrageous idea, but so was autofocus 30 years ago. So was smile/face detection 10 years ago etc etc.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2015 at 02:12 UTC
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fmian: Manual focus in the right hands with the right viewfinder is still quicker.
That's where it's at.

Rishi, in the right hands and with the right eye, yes.
Once you stop thinking that technology will do everything for you, you begin to realise that practical methods work as well.
ie. Focus pullers in the cinema industry can do it. Consider that many of them don't even look through the lens/camera.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2015 at 01:27 UTC
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fmian: Manual focus in the right hands with the right viewfinder is still quicker.
That's where it's at.

OM10 is full frame 135 format.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2015 at 01:22 UTC
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fmian: Manual focus in the right hands with the right viewfinder is still quicker.
That's where it's at.

I was thinking Olympus OM10 with 35mm f/2.0 at 1/13th the price.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2015 at 00:36 UTC

Manual focus in the right hands with the right viewfinder is still quicker.
That's where it's at.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 23:32 UTC as 133rd comment | 14 replies
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BarnET: EUROPEAN PROFESSIONAL COMPACT SYSTEM LENS 2015-2016
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40150mm F2.8 PRO

EUROPEAN COMPACT SYSTEM ZOOM LENS 2015-2016
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR

how is one profesional and not the other?!
They fall into the same price and performance range the only difference is equiv. focal length.......

Going off their website and brouchures, Nikon separates their DSLR cameras into either DX or FX categories, or Yellow and Black categories if you look at the brochures.
http://www.nikon.com.au/en_AU/learn_and_explore/brochures.page?
So that's only two categories. There is no middle 'enthusiast' range unless Nikon have stated it otherwise. If they have, it's not made apparent with their marketing.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 01:29 UTC

Having a neck/wrist strap but not using it.
*pet peeve*

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 00:59 UTC as 86th comment
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BarnET: EUROPEAN PROFESSIONAL COMPACT SYSTEM LENS 2015-2016
Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40150mm F2.8 PRO

EUROPEAN COMPACT SYSTEM ZOOM LENS 2015-2016
Fujifilm Fujinon XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR

how is one profesional and not the other?!
They fall into the same price and performance range the only difference is equiv. focal length.......

So.. you would place the D610 as a Nikon budget consumer model then?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 23:09 UTC
On Under the hood: A closer look at the Sony a7R II article (586 comments in total)
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Hawaii-geek: Sony badly needs a Nikon like "My Menu" ...

and , add another line (so it's at least 3 rows) in the Fn pop up Menu.

So, I "never" have to go into the menus.

Sony also needs a Nikon like Alpha Numeric tag on each menu item.
like A1, B3 etc
and have those Tags "Exactly" the same in ALL Sony cameras.

So, when someone says C3 "everyone" knows exactly what menu item they are talking about. :)

TFD said: 'The Nikon mess was evident when I was demoing a new Nikon in a camera store and it took three staff get the camera out of the mode it had been set into...'

A few years ago I was watching the home shopping network here in Aus and Nikon were prominently flogging their cameras on it. The sales rep, who I had met several times before was demoing one of their cameras. It was so cringe inducing to see him take a photo and then have no idea how to play it back. He fumbled for a while until the host left him to it and continued on with another feature.
He never did end up showing the audience the photo he took.
Nikon... so confusing that the sales reps don't even know how to use the products.
That definitely left an impression on me.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 00:50 UTC
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Alan WF: I for one do not understand how to reconcile the title of "Canon sweeps DSLR categories" with the subsequent statement that "Nikon won the award for the 'Consumer DSLR Camera' with the D5500".

A total lack of comprehension and common sense by those posting about how the headline is wrong or can't understand it.

Look up the meaning of the word 'sweep' in several dictionaries before you assume your limited definition of the word is correct.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 00:31 UTC
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ttran88: Nikon D5500 won for consumer category so how did Canon sweep DSLR categories?

ttran88: I looked at 2-3 sources to get that info. I guess the point is that you should too.
Neil: Seeing as how DSLR sales dwarf sales of the other categories, maybe it's just a matter of what is more relevant in terms of supply and demand? Just my guess, but yeah, Sigma and Sony deserve mention in the title as well.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 00:29 UTC
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Vanitas Photo: These awards are akin to participation prizes... Just because it was launched that year taddaaah award meh
..

BTW I am a Canon shooter but I dont see whats the big deal of the new 5Ds other than having bazillion megapixels and reaching diffraction at f5.6 :P

PeaceKeeper, I can see you've written some words but all I'm reading is blah blah blah...
If you don't like it go and start your own organisation and hand out your own awards.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 05:13 UTC
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ttran88: Nikon D5500 won for consumer category so how did Canon sweep DSLR categories?

Misleading to you, when you narrow down the definition so much.
Alongside your definition there is also-
'To win overwhelmingly in'
'An overwhelming victory or success'
'To win all or almost all awards possible at a ceremony'

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 04:37 UTC
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ttran88: Nikon D5500 won for consumer category so how did Canon sweep DSLR categories?

'Canon has taken the main DSLR awards for the best products of the year'
.
- ' taken the main DSLR awards'
- 'main DSLR'
- 'main'
.
main (mān)
adj.
Most important; principal.
n.
The chief or largest part.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 03:17 UTC
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