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 Canon PowerShot G7 X Review preview (411 comments in total)
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AngryCorgi: Success = what happens when Canon uses Sony sensors instead of the nonsense they fab.

Performance/Value of product is subjective.
How can you measure it in order to call it a success?
Perhaps success in your eyes. Maybe not to others.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 22:31 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X Review preview (411 comments in total)
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AngryCorgi: Success = what happens when Canon uses Sony sensors instead of the nonsense they fab.

Naveed, the only measure of Success there is based on what AngryCorgi has said, is by comparing to other cameras that use Sony sensors.
Canon DSLR sells more than Nikon, Pentax and Sony DSLR and SLT cameras. Success without Sony sensor.
I would guess that Canon compacts have sold approx just as well as Sony compacts over the last few years. They were asked for just as much as Sony cameras when I worked in a camera store last year. Success without Sony sensor.
So one could conclude that Canon's choice of sensor has little to do with their success.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 01:35 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X Review preview (411 comments in total)
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JeanPierre Thibaudeau: For me, to get only 210 shots from one charge is unacceptable for a camera of that price range. My old Elph SD870 gets close to 400 shots per charge. Not to mention my even older Fuji F30 at 590 shots per charge.
I bet you that if this G7X would have provided 400 shots per charge, the rating of DPR would have been 1 or 2 points higher than 77%. And that'd be pretty much understandable. My 2 cents worth.

It's such a shame you can't change the battery...
Seriously though, makes you wonder how they took photos when only 36 could be taken on one roll without having to change something out in the camera..

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 01:13 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X Review preview (411 comments in total)
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AngryCorgi: Success = what happens when Canon uses Sony sensors instead of the nonsense they fab.

You are implying they haven't had massive success with their G series, S series and EOS cameras...
Unless I'm wrong and they have Sony sensors in them too...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 01:08 UTC
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Marek Rucinski: I bought a slim filter once and it's a mistake I will never make again. With slim filters it's not possible to use lens caps which lock mechanically onto the lens. Push-on lens caps used with such filters come off easily when the camera is carried on one's neck or in a bag. If your photography involves carrying the camera around (like mine does) avoid slim filters at all cost.

The front thread would be there mainly for stacking filters.
Lens caps may still not latch on to the front threads depending on how the lens cap is designed.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 00:29 UTC

Only having Impossible Project film to use for it makes it worthless to me, and I suspect many others.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2014 at 23:23 UTC as 11th comment
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (386 comments in total)
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fmian: 'since it created the first 35mm film camera 100 years ago'

I don't know man, if you're going to write articles up on the internet for a whole bunch of people to see, at least get your facts right.
Not going to bother reading the rest of the article.
The first line pretty much sums up the (lack of) knowledge the writer has and the laziness in not bothering to research on the topic.

http://corsopolaris.net/supercameras/early/early_135.html

Thanks for your acknowledgement and apologies for my harsh comment Richard.
Was the first line of the article and it obviously struck a chord with me. I can be pedantic about facts sometimes.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 03:18 UTC
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (386 comments in total)

'since it created the first 35mm film camera 100 years ago'

I don't know man, if you're going to write articles up on the internet for a whole bunch of people to see, at least get your facts right.
Not going to bother reading the rest of the article.
The first line pretty much sums up the (lack of) knowledge the writer has and the laziness in not bothering to research on the topic.

http://corsopolaris.net/supercameras/early/early_135.html

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 02:44 UTC as 117th comment | 5 replies
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fmian: So how long has it taken Olympus to make pro lenses for a system that was released in... 2009...??

By bluevellet
'In the first few years, neither manufacturer had a real idea where they were going with this.'
That seems quite disconcerting to me. Considering the 4/3 pro user market was already out there, and we are talking about a company that has a long history of making cameras.
Fuji did the right thing by started at pro level with the X-system, Sony have also done well with the full frame E-mount and where they want that system to fit in the market.
I remember going in to Olympus run training sessions before M43, and they showed awesome waterproof 43 cameras and lenses. Hard to argue against their intentions there.
Then they start making toys with bad design and ditch their pro users.
Now, several years later they want the pro market again.
BadScience, my question pertains to the release schedule of such lenses and whether it's too little too late.
Does Olympus even have a PRO consumer base anymore worth mentioning?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2014 at 22:35 UTC

So how long has it taken Olympus to make pro lenses for a system that was released in... 2009...??

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2014 at 05:29 UTC as 23rd comment | 9 replies
On FroKnowsPhoto guide to DSLR video now available article (160 comments in total)
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Elliot234567: Why make negative comments. This is a beginner's guide, and it is done in an entertaining way that is fun to listen to. I watched the whole demo video because it was fun and entertaining even though I know all the stuff in it. If I were just starting out, I can think of a lot worse ways to blow a hundred bucks. And, I respect anyone who actually does something like actually make a video and put it out there. That's a lot of work. I wish him and his video the best.

Without negative comments you have nothing to balance the good with the bad, and you will only see biased opinions like that of ThatCamFan.
Clearly from reading the comments on here one can see that this Fro guy's style isn't liked very much. With a few people such as yourselves being ok with him.
Gives us some good perspective and other peoples opinions. Those things are valuable if you care to take note of them.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 03:17 UTC
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abortabort: Genuine question, but why are Sony the only brand to offer constant aperture or near constant in these kinds of crop lenses? They have the 16-80mm f3.5-4.5, 16-70mm f4 and 18-105mm f4... yet everyone else seems to be f3.5-5.6 (or not offer one at all)?

Oh.. I didn't quite know what he meant by 'these kinds of crop lenses'. Assumed he meant standard zooms.
I guess they don't make them much because most who are serious about it either go full frame, or split the focal lengths up to get better f/2.8 lenses. Would be more of a financial risk adding another small market to cater to.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 01:33 UTC
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abortabort: Genuine question, but why are Sony the only brand to offer constant aperture or near constant in these kinds of crop lenses? They have the 16-80mm f3.5-4.5, 16-70mm f4 and 18-105mm f4... yet everyone else seems to be f3.5-5.6 (or not offer one at all)?

Fuji 18-55 F/2.8-4
Canon 17-55 F/2.8
Nikon 17-55 F/2.8
Olympus 12-40 f/2.8
Panasonic 12-35 f/2.8
Leica 14-50 f/2.8-3.5

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 00:54 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (509 comments in total)
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fmian: Good to have such a perspective on the camera, but.

Pro:
Cropped sensor is a pro when you need a little more reach on lenses, like a 70-200 in the end zone

Con:
The cropped sensor is a negative point for me, for the most part

Makes it sound like she doesn't shoot tele sports action much.

I read the article, for the second time. And my initial point still stands. She mentions shootings sports a lot. So much so that the lack of audio tagging (which she says is essential for sports) is a major downside to her. So it's obvious she shoots a lot of sports.
Then she mentions that she prefers the look of full frame.
Her saying that a crop sensor is a pro for sports shooting (which she does a lot of) seems to contradict her con that the crop sensor is a negative for the most part (as if to say that most of the time she doesn't shoot sport)
Sure, I'm picking at symantecs. I'm not having a go at her, I liked reading about her thoughts. I just found it slightly odd seeing those specific pros and cons from the same person.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 13:26 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (509 comments in total)
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elanel: Wrong person to write a review - pretty negative. She's into her 5D III and 1DX; how is she really going to do justice to this camera? Next time get someone who's not biased and/or knows what she's talking about.

I thought it was a fairly positive opinion. She liked the camera improvements and saw it as a good option that she would buy herself rather than her work paying for 1DX cameras.
The list of pros is larger than the cons, and to top it off the cons are not that big a deal anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 05:34 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (509 comments in total)

In regards to voice notation, could one not take a photo, and then record a video (with lens cap on if you want to minimise file size), using the file timestamp to know which photo it belongs to?
Just a possible workaround...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 05:31 UTC as 95th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (509 comments in total)
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fmian: Good to have such a perspective on the camera, but.

Pro:
Cropped sensor is a pro when you need a little more reach on lenses, like a 70-200 in the end zone

Con:
The cropped sensor is a negative point for me, for the most part

Makes it sound like she doesn't shoot tele sports action much.

Please enlighten me Michael_13

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 04:07 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (509 comments in total)

Good to have such a perspective on the camera, but.

Pro:
Cropped sensor is a pro when you need a little more reach on lenses, like a 70-200 in the end zone

Con:
The cropped sensor is a negative point for me, for the most part

Makes it sound like she doesn't shoot tele sports action much.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 22:38 UTC as 121st comment | 5 replies
On Lomography adds Lomochrome Turquoise film to lineup article (90 comments in total)

Yeah this stuff just gives film a bad name.
For all the years spent on making reliable repeatable consistent emulsions and bases, this stuff just throws it all out the window. And overcharges for it as well..

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 01:11 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On HTC introduces the RE digital camera article (102 comments in total)
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Wes Syposz: "... equivalent to a 6.5mm focal length on a full frame body" - I thought this focal length gives you 180 degrees view on FF...

I was dubious about the calculation as well..
http://petapixel.com/2012/05/08/160000-nikkor-6mm-fisheye-in-action-on-a-nikon-d800/
Says here that the Nikon 6mm Circular Fisheye lens gives 220 degrees FOV (yes it can see behind itself apparently)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 23:04 UTC
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