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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Battersea: In the third photo, one of the ones of the pretty girl, what are those green flares called and what causes them? I am not a technical photographer but I would like to know so I can follow along when people talk about imperfections of the equipment. Thanks for any replies.

For sure NarrBL, I'm not saying remove it all together and it should never be seen. Just that if it's too small it can cause a 'what is that thing?' reaction. <--- just my opinion. When it's large and pronounced it can become another element in the shot. I've taken some accidentally that had amazing flare that looked like a massive optical water droplet. The rest of the photo was crap but that bit was amazing :)
What do you think?
https://www.flickr.com/photos/fmian/19401900464/

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2015 at 13:52 UTC
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fmian: I just never understood why people buy into formats that don't have the lenses they want to use, and instead opt to spend more money on compromising performance...

I guess I'm just a purist.
FF lens on a 2x crop body with optical adaptor to give you 1.4x the original lenses angle of view.
Just sounds a bit too Frankenstein to me.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 14:16 UTC
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fmian: I just never understood why people buy into formats that don't have the lenses they want to use, and instead opt to spend more money on compromising performance...

Wait.. Doesn't this speed booster give you FF angle of view with a FF lens?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 10:55 UTC
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fmian: I just never understood why people buy into formats that don't have the lenses they want to use, and instead opt to spend more money on compromising performance...

Basically you're saying that Panasonic have an incomplete system. Making cameras for video when no suitable lenses are made for it.
Also, A7S doesn't need an optical booster and would be a more fitting choice.
And there are compromises. Read the list in the article above...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 01:42 UTC

I just never understood why people buy into formats that don't have the lenses they want to use, and instead opt to spend more money on compromising performance...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 23:19 UTC as 13th comment | 12 replies
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Battersea: In the third photo, one of the ones of the pretty girl, what are those green flares called and what causes them? I am not a technical photographer but I would like to know so I can follow along when people talk about imperfections of the equipment. Thanks for any replies.

If I see anything distracting on a persons face in one of my photos, I tend to want to remove it. Especially if it's small. Reminds me of food. Reflex reaction from editing primary school photos hours on end...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 15:16 UTC
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nathantw: Actually looks good. Thanks for the samples. One tip, though, 85mm is good for closeup portraits and the 24mm isn't.

My feeling is that a normal field of view provides a much more natural, personal and intimate perspective.
The distortion from most things wider than a 35 equiv just breaks me out of the moment. Of course, you gotta go wider when it's groups, and the distortion could work depending on subject.
It's kinda like using telephoto for landscapes. If you can do it well more power to you.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 15:10 UTC
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nathantw: Actually looks good. Thanks for the samples. One tip, though, 85mm is good for closeup portraits and the 24mm isn't.

Where is the love for circular fisheye lenses when it comes to close up portraiture?? :(

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 03:56 UTC
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Battersea: In the third photo, one of the ones of the pretty girl, what are those green flares called and what causes them? I am not a technical photographer but I would like to know so I can follow along when people talk about imperfections of the equipment. Thanks for any replies.

I don't think you'd be able to give a quantafiable answer as to whether it's good/bad (or rather less/more) unless it was tested in a controlled environment. On top of that, lens aberrations are now a subjective stylistic thing.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 03:48 UTC
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bgbs: The skin tones are awful, is it the camera or the lens?

To me it looks like there's quite a bit of light being bounced onto the subject from warm coloured stuff ie. ground/clothing/foliage.
Especially in the main shot with the woman in the red top.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 02:26 UTC
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Battersea: In the third photo, one of the ones of the pretty girl, what are those green flares called and what causes them? I am not a technical photographer but I would like to know so I can follow along when people talk about imperfections of the equipment. Thanks for any replies.

They come under the banner of lens flares and/or lens aberrations.
Specifically the little repetitious dots are ghosting of the light source bouncing around between lens elements and ending up on the sensor at different points.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 02:17 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS real-world sample gallery article (216 comments in total)
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kodakrome: Nikon and Sony users should be congratulating Canon on making such an excellent camera. That happens on other websites. But around here, it's mostly all fanatics.

It's a wonder you highly picky and critical tech heads aren't shooting on film. A far superior medium in the right hands.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 01:58 UTC
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Kiril Karaatanasov: 21/1.8 lens?

Weirdly it looks similar to the 21/1.8 but seems a bit bigger....where was the size advantage of m43 if lenses are same as full frame in terms of size and only difference is that IQ is quite a bit lower?

Minolta MD FISHEYE 16mm f/2.8 - 265grams
Minolta MD ROKKOR 28mm f/2.8 - 215grams
Minolta MD ROKKOR 35mm f/2.8 - 165grams
Minolta MD ROKKOR 28mm f/3.5 - 160grams
Minolta MD ROKKOR 50mm f/1.7 - 160grams
Minolta MD ROKKOR 85mm f/2.0 - 280grams

^^^^ All full frame

I have a feeling the Olympus OM lenses might have been smaller.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 05:40 UTC
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fmian: [sarcasm]
I was really hoping for an ultrawide angle lens to take photos of bricks walls at f/0.95 in the dark hand held. Ideally I want the brick faces in focus but the bonding cement in between the bricks out of focus. This is a real requirement I have and is part of the essence of photography for me. I also need the lens to quickly be able to focus on black cats in case they jump in front of the brick walls at night. This lens is simply not sharp or autofocusy enough for my needs.
Thanks for nothing Voigtlander, I'll take my pocket money elsewhere.
[/sarcasm]

I'll be buying three, and then get my optical engineers to modify the lens elements so they are sharper. A bit sandpaper here, angle grinder there...
The sharpest of the three I will keep. The other two I will return and then pay my engineers with that money...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 03:17 UTC
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Poweruser: What a behemoth. Defeats the purpose of MFT.

MFT defeats its own imaginary purpose that you impose on it.
Pentax Q is the mirrorless of the future.
ps. There was a post in the forums not long ago about why MFT camera systems aren't as small as they should be and pretty much every MFT fanboy who jumped in to comment said that size wasn't the point of MFT anyway. It seems MFT users are conflicted about what their cameras are or aren't useful for.
Whatever fits comfortably in your hand I say. If this is too big/heavy for you to lift then it's probably good no one is forcing you to buy it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 00:55 UTC

[sarcasm]
I was really hoping for an ultrawide angle lens to take photos of bricks walls at f/0.95 in the dark hand held. Ideally I want the brick faces in focus but the bonding cement in between the bricks out of focus. This is a real requirement I have and is part of the essence of photography for me. I also need the lens to quickly be able to focus on black cats in case they jump in front of the brick walls at night. This lens is simply not sharp or autofocusy enough for my needs.
Thanks for nothing Voigtlander, I'll take my pocket money elsewhere.
[/sarcasm]

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 00:51 UTC as 11th comment | 10 replies
On Nikon D750 service advisory warns of shutter issue article (336 comments in total)
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JBKLUX: Two observations:
1. This is the result of the very short time to market due to the fast pace of technonlogy and thereby the relatively short life of each generation of any new electronic product.

2. Completely different attitude in comments compared to any Canon thread where it takes 4ms before the first comment (off topic) about either or both: Canon sucks because of n steps of dynamic range or they are just a greedy company. This statement below says it all: "...What is the problem, lift the shadows. This is not a Canon after all."

Final word: If you own a D750 and there is no problems, enjoy shooting with - according to reviews - an excellent image device. If you have the problem, it will be fixed without a cost for you except the inconvenience, and you can continue shooting with an excellent image device.

I guess the fact that Nikon have issued a previous service advisory for the D750 means nothing to you. You just sweep it under the rug and don't count it as an issue.
http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Service-And-Support/Service-Advisories/i4xzkqns/Technical-Service-Advisory-for-Users-of-the-Nikon-D750.html
Even Nikon see this issue as big enough to have service notice for, whereas Canon doesn't think it affects enough 1DX units or happens as easily for it to be a major concern. For certain the D750 flare issue has had more people get up in arms about it. Considering even DPReview deem it enough of an issue to be on the front page.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2015 at 04:40 UTC
On Nikon D750 service advisory warns of shutter issue article (336 comments in total)
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JBKLUX: Two observations:
1. This is the result of the very short time to market due to the fast pace of technonlogy and thereby the relatively short life of each generation of any new electronic product.

2. Completely different attitude in comments compared to any Canon thread where it takes 4ms before the first comment (off topic) about either or both: Canon sucks because of n steps of dynamic range or they are just a greedy company. This statement below says it all: "...What is the problem, lift the shadows. This is not a Canon after all."

Final word: If you own a D750 and there is no problems, enjoy shooting with - according to reviews - an excellent image device. If you have the problem, it will be fixed without a cost for you except the inconvenience, and you can continue shooting with an excellent image device.

???
Now I know you're trolling. Telling me to read properly when you haven't read my post properly.
10/10 for getting me to respond.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2015 at 02:58 UTC
On Nikon D750 service advisory warns of shutter issue article (336 comments in total)
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walkaround: Oh the Nikon fanboy angst is palpable, and delicious.

But some companies have ongoing issues with a product line/range and have a persistent recent history of denying fault.
Other companies not so much. Nikon have a pattern going here. It creates an impression on the end user and some people have a shorter tolerance for it than others.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2015 at 01:34 UTC
On Nikon D750 service advisory warns of shutter issue article (336 comments in total)
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walkaround: Oh the Nikon fanboy angst is palpable, and delicious.

I'm not seeing angst either. A bit of denial, but not as much denial as in the past. I think most of those Nikon users have come to grips with reality and moved on to something they can have more trust in.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2015 at 23:36 UTC
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