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

Comments

Total: 312, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »
On Lytro software update introduces Focus Spread feature article (91 comments in total)

The shot in the video with the row of planes appears to apply an effect that looks like the plane of focus has tilted. How is this done?
Apologies if it is mentioned in the audio for the video. I don't have speakers on the computer I am using at the moment.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 23:43 UTC as 25th comment | 8 replies
On Behind the Shot: Dali's Dream article (101 comments in total)
In reply to:

Tomaz Ovcak: That one is much much better.

http://www.squiver.com/galleries/special-namibia/namibia-03/

I think the scene lends itself to the surreal. I mean, there are waves of sand 1-2 foot high all over the place... so the hi saturation is not out of place here. The colours contrast well together and for all I know, that wall could be totally sea blue in real life, and the photographer could have waited till golden hour to get that warm glow.
Doesn't look unnatural to me, and even if it was heavily edited in post I will embrace it.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 23:01 UTC
On Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z article (240 comments in total)
In reply to:

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.

Roland, I didn't specifically mean to compare it with a film camera in my original post. Was just pointing out the cropped view/smaller frame size. If budget is a concern as it is to me and seemingly Alex Sarbu then the more affordable film route is just one option on the spectrum. Was not differentiating between mediums, just the options that are available for full 645 coverage. As I feel the 645z sits uncomfortably in the middle.
As most people in the comments here are saying, you have to use the 645z camera carefully and with some sort of intent to produce good results (in response to the lacklustre sample photos?). I feel that if you do the same thing shooting on a 645 film camera then there is no reason you can't get comparable results in the ballpark of medium format digital options. After all, the camera only performs a specific function, while it's the expertise of the photographer before and after the image is taken that can close most scientific gaps between mediums. Just IMO

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 22:34 UTC
On Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z article (240 comments in total)
In reply to:

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.

A comedy with Adam Sandler...
With lots of sarcasm written into the script.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 04:22 UTC
On Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z article (240 comments in total)
In reply to:

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.

I wasn't even trying to make a digital vs film argument Scottelly. It just seems like people prefer leaning things that way for whatever reason.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 02:28 UTC
On Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z article (240 comments in total)
In reply to:

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.

I should have known better. I am on a digital forum after all.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 23:40 UTC
On Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z article (240 comments in total)
In reply to:

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.

In some respects a digital capture will outdo a film scan, in other regards the digital sensor cannot capture certain things the same way a shot on film can.
My point was that with a real 645 system all lenses work as they are meant to in regards to coverage and depth of field. It's up to the individual what they choose to make a priority between sharpness, tone, depth, clarity, acutance, ISO performance, noise, grain etc etc.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 22:55 UTC
On Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z article (240 comments in total)
In reply to:

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.

I was rather comparing it to my $1000 645 system (2 bodies, 3 backs, 4 lenses) with $2000 scanner (48MP 645 scans from Nikon Coolscan 8000) combo.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 22:35 UTC
On Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z article (240 comments in total)

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.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 22:25 UTC as 33rd comment | 14 replies
On Behind the Shot: Dali's Dream article (101 comments in total)
In reply to:

Tomaz Ovcak: That one is much much better.

http://www.squiver.com/galleries/special-namibia/namibia-03/

That is awesome!!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 04:21 UTC
On Behind the Shot: Dali's Dream article (101 comments in total)
In reply to:

mfp2040: Cut to chase: when criticism is not requested, then criticism of others is both an indication of insecurity and social incompetence. Wait until someone requests criticism - then offer it appropriately; when they do not, then it is best to err on the side of quietude, as one is typically ignored otherwise. To be ignored is the best insult to another human. How often do you listen to unsolicited advice?

The dialogue box to leave a comment is there for a reason you know. It doesn't say 'positive comments only' or anything like that. If people only want to hear positive comments then they are delusional (Dunning-Kruger effect) and need to harden up. They are just as bad as those you speak of who may be insecure or are socially incompetent when leaving nasty comments.
>>How often do you listen to unsolicited advice?
Whenever it makes sense.

“If I were to remain silent, I'd be guilty of complicity.”
― Albert Einstein

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 04:17 UTC
On Behind the Shot: Dali's Dream article (101 comments in total)

I don't think I've ever seen a trapezoidal doorway in real life...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2014 at 23:47 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

fmian: Hopefully they will fix the shutter shock issues.
Otherwise what good are 40mp photos if they are blurry?

shadowhumper: What are you talking about with this ISO 100 madness?
ISO 200 minimum for top end Olympus cameras... :p

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 05:35 UTC

Hopefully they will fix the shutter shock issues.
Otherwise what good are 40mp photos if they are blurry?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 02:00 UTC as 69th comment | 6 replies

For the same price you can get a dedicated Polaris Light Meter that does flash metering as well.
For a little bit more you can get one that does spot metering too.
So this is just a gimmick for those that want a cute toy before realising it doesn't do a bunch of other stuff which is important for most people using a light meter.
Very limited application.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2014 at 01:56 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

The 3-4 Metz flashes I have handled recently (modern models) felt incredibly bad. Poor component fitting. Loose door covers. Cheap feeling external materials. High price though.
If that's the first impression I got after using YongNuo and Canon flashes, then I'm sure other potential customers got the same impression.

Having said that, I've seen some old Metz flashes that were quite nice.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2014 at 01:01 UTC as 46th comment | 7 replies

Wondering what the battery life will be considering it's a medium format size sensor that is always on.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 05:34 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

fmian: Kinda sad considering it's a Leica, fixed lens, and that the Xpro 1 + 35mm (closest match on the comparison tool) absolutely destroys it.

For you who value looks over functionality, my first pick would have been the X100 special edition with tan leather but it wasn't on the comparison list.
http://www.wired.com/2011/10/leica-like-the-leather-clad-fujifilm-x100-special-edition/

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 22:10 UTC

Kinda sad considering it's a Leica, fixed lens, and that the Xpro 1 + 35mm (closest match on the comparison tool) absolutely destroys it.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 05:54 UTC as 43rd comment | 3 replies
On Canon PowerShot G7 X Review preview (412 comments in total)
In reply to:

AngryCorgi: Success = what happens when Canon uses Sony sensors instead of the nonsense they fab.

But what constitutes a 'great product' and a 'successful launch' is also subjective.
Is the Nikon 1 series or Df successful?
Is the Canon D10, D20, D30 range successful?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 01:45 UTC
Total: 312, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »