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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If the zink system is the same as in previous products, then the quality will suck.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 23:10 UTC as 3rd comment
On Beginner's guide: shooting high-key at home article (68 comments in total)

I know some would argue, but I wouldn't class these as high key shots.
There are plenty of blacks and midtones here, and the only highlights are on the background. Suitable for masking and dropping a new background in mostly, or if you just want a blown out background.
I still like the shots though. :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 23:47 UTC as 5th comment
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (993 comments in total)

What's more exciting is that Nikon are making film cameras again.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 19:27 UTC as 85th comment
On Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm article (336 comments in total)

No distortion?
But I prefer my skinny models to look a bit pudgy.. :(

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 06:37 UTC as 73rd comment | 1 reply
On Week in review: Photokina is in the air... article (62 comments in total)
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vesa1tahti: Waiting for D7200: a new sensor with practically no noise up till ISO 12800. Cheers.

Use a tripod or ask your subject to stop moving...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2014 at 06:05 UTC
On Week in review: Photokina is in the air... article (62 comments in total)
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joyclick: Hope there is a DSLR with excellent finders of yester years,Build quality of Nikon FM2/Canon F1

Minimal automation,no preset programs for every damn subject and let People create photos.

Let every camera be FF and come with 50mm 1.8 or 1.4 or 1.2 kit

Buy a film camera dude...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2014 at 06:02 UTC
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sneakyracer: Canon is celebrating the 80th anniversary by lowering prices...because they don't have any new and exciting products ready for photokina...hey, il take it, if they can't compete with new and exciting technology lowering prices is a good idea.

^^
I think he is talking about Sigma stealing lens sales with those ultra sharp lenses they make for people who like taking detailed wide open photos of their cats and brick walls.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 06:04 UTC
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sneakyracer: Canon is celebrating the 80th anniversary by lowering prices...because they don't have any new and exciting products ready for photokina...hey, il take it, if they can't compete with new and exciting technology lowering prices is a good idea.

New and exciting camera products are the behest of those who can't take new and exciting photographs.
What exact feature does existing technology lack that you are unable to compensate for while shooting or in post?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 03:28 UTC
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JBurnett: I've always wondered what has prevented other companies from producing a full-frame M-mount camera, maybe with a built-in EVF where the rangefinder is. Body only. No auto-focus to worry about -- maybe focus-peaking with the EVF. No IBIS to worry about. Price it like the Sony A7 body. Maybe pair with a Voigtlander 35 or 50 to create a (relatively) inexpensive kit.

Would there be a market?

Or you could just buy one of the many film cameras out there...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 04:08 UTC
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Mike FL: Removing the Red-Dot should make Fuji very happy as Fuji made X100 and X100s just liking Leica (more or less) but Red-Dot. No?

BTW, there are only few camera forge put Name/Logo on the face but Fuji X100/S.

So theoretically, Hyundai make a car that looks like a Porsche, and then Porsche release a model without their signature badge so it looks a little bit more like the Hyundai (but still quite obviously a Porsche}, and Hyundai would be happy?
I think the two models are so far apart that sales of one will not affect sales of the other.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 04:01 UTC
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Mike FL: Removing the Red-Dot should make Fuji very happy as Fuji made X100 and X100s just liking Leica (more or less) but Red-Dot. No?

BTW, there are only few camera forge put Name/Logo on the face but Fuji X100/S.

I don't see what this has to do with Fuji.
Completely different camera. These are full frame manual focus only rangefinders. Fuji X100 is not any of that. In a completely different price bracket marketed to a different demographic also.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 02:11 UTC
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fmian: Is it just me or are the Metz flashes overpriced and overrated?
The few recent models I have handled in camera stores seemed very flimsy with poor choice of materials/build. When re-positioning the head the top sections were kind of loose rather than rigid. Even the $50 YN flash I bought ages ago felt better than the 58 model Metz.

When I was looking at flash options the Metz 58 (can't exactly remember which one) was perhaps $50 to $100 cheaper than the canon 580ex. And the build quality difference was night and day. This was consistent through their 24 and 36(I think) model as well.
I wasn't seeing it as a 'it's this much cheaper than Canon so it's better value' situation. But rather 'it's much more expensive than a yong-nuo and the build is worse so would would I bother?' situation.
Anyway, if ppl are happy with it that's fine. :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2014 at 00:30 UTC

Is it just me or are the Metz flashes overpriced and overrated?
The few recent models I have handled in camera stores seemed very flimsy with poor choice of materials/build. When re-positioning the head the top sections were kind of loose rather than rigid. Even the $50 YN flash I bought ages ago felt better than the 58 model Metz.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2014 at 06:25 UTC as 18th comment | 5 replies
On Niko announces service advisory for D810 'bright spots' article (378 comments in total)

One would think that with such a quick replacement/revision of the D800 Nikon would have tested this camera thoroughly through all batches.
It's appropriate for all eyes to be on them in regards to quality control since they've had issues with it recently.
Kudos to them for acknowledging it quickly. Hopefully this will begin to restore faith in then, if it's not too late by now.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2014 at 00:07 UTC as 44th comment
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racketman: Good fun but I suspect children's real nightmares are more subtle than these creatures.

I suspect there would be plenty of wet beds if we are to be more realistic :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2014 at 00:57 UTC

One would think that R&D costs would be covered by GoPro cheekily changing the housing and connected accessories for the last 3 releases. Surely they have made a massive packet of money from people buying batteries, filters, screens, and cases all over again.
Anyway... news comes as a surprise. Maybe they should downsize and create another supply/demand squeeze.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 01:08 UTC as 14th comment
On Readers' showcase: Landscape photography article (107 comments in total)
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fmian: Quite disappointed to see such bland choices. Number 6 being the one exception.
Most of them leave me with a 'Nothing much to look at here' feeling and a lot of technical nit picks.
I'd really like to be able to say otherwise.

^^ If you were directing those comments to me then thank's for your feedback :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 04:51 UTC

Great work! Thanks for sharing :)
The fact that he uses hands on techniques with a scalpel just makes it all the more impressive. I wish more photographers would think outside the photoshop box.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2014 at 23:24 UTC as 20th comment
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DigiMatt: I know not to expect much from the DPR crowd but really these comments are full of ignorance. Most of you have confused camera negative film with distribution print films. These are two TOTALLY different things for different purposes and demonstrate the folly of DPR readers who comment about things of which they know nothing.

The deal today was to help keep camera negative film in production. This is the film that is actually used in the movie cameras. There are no issues with light fluctuation or bad quality with camera film. What you all have complained about was worn out or misused/abused film print distributions. This is no longer an issue as the vast majority of movies are shown digitally, whether they were shot on film or digital cameras.

True. Most everything has already been dissolved or sold off, so there is virtually no hope of restoring Kodak to it's former glory.
I am less concerned about Kodak as a brand or company here, and more interested in the continuation of film and developing facilities.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 23:00 UTC
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DigiMatt: I know not to expect much from the DPR crowd but really these comments are full of ignorance. Most of you have confused camera negative film with distribution print films. These are two TOTALLY different things for different purposes and demonstrate the folly of DPR readers who comment about things of which they know nothing.

The deal today was to help keep camera negative film in production. This is the film that is actually used in the movie cameras. There are no issues with light fluctuation or bad quality with camera film. What you all have complained about was worn out or misused/abused film print distributions. This is no longer an issue as the vast majority of movies are shown digitally, whether they were shot on film or digital cameras.

Surely you must have known that someone would have misunderstood you on a photographic website forum.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_print_film

'Color print film is the most common type of photographic film in consumer use. Print film produces a negative image when it is developed, requiring it to be reversed again when it is printed onto photographic paper.

Almost all color print film made today is designed to be processed according to the C-41 process'

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2014 at 15:08 UTC
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