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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Execution is quite boring and the concept is tired. Not much thought seems to have gone in to the way these images look.
Of course I'm thinking of the wonderful creativity between Halsman and Dali when they shot water and other stuff flying about the place; and using that as a measuring stick.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2014 at 04:35 UTC as 19th comment
On Nikon D810: What You Need to Know article (138 comments in total)
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fmian: So will they be replacing mirrors for D800 users? Or free upgrades to the D810? Sounds like D800 was a premature release if early reviewers noted how difficult it was to get sharp results but Nikon didn't pick up on it during their own testing. And now the D810 fixes that and pads it with features that could have been in a firmware update anyway...
Oh look over here at this shiny new camera while we sweep the old one under the rug...

So now the new D810 has a redesigned shutter/mirror that better suits a 36mp sensor, and will likely not need such a demanding guide on how to adjust your shooting technique to conform to the cameras design.
All this information is up there in the article. Why you are denying it and calling it nonsense I have no idea. Perhaps the emotion linked with potential buyers remorse is clouding better judgment and logic.
And apologies if I have claimed that blur due to camera shake is related to sharpness and that is incorrect.
I should have used the word blurry instead of not sharp.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 00:39 UTC
On Nikon D810: What You Need to Know article (138 comments in total)
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fmian: So will they be replacing mirrors for D800 users? Or free upgrades to the D810? Sounds like D800 was a premature release if early reviewers noted how difficult it was to get sharp results but Nikon didn't pick up on it during their own testing. And now the D810 fixes that and pads it with features that could have been in a firmware update anyway...
Oh look over here at this shiny new camera while we sweep the old one under the rug...

Frankly I think you are downplaying a poorly designed shutter/mirror mechanism. sure, it was the first FF camera with that hi resolution, but that just means it should have been held to a much higher exacting standard.

Again, from the third page of this very article.

'With the D810, Nikon has introduced an electronic first-curtain shutter option, which reduces the amount of movement and shock generated by the simple action of taking a picture. The mirror balancer has also been redesigned with the same aim and according to Nikon these changes have 'nearly eliminated' internal vibrations...'

So the older models required many people to shoot at a faster shutter speed than the general 1/focal length rule that applies to pretty much every other camera. Nikon have stated this in a guide on how to get sharp images with the D800.

http://www.nikonusa.com/en_US/o/Y6wrkA9OU_z04IreazIXl_22UII/PDF/D800_TechnicalGuide_En.pdf

Perhaps you will also say that Nikon are talking nonsense too?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 00:39 UTC
On Nikon D810: What You Need to Know article (138 comments in total)
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fmian: So will they be replacing mirrors for D800 users? Or free upgrades to the D810? Sounds like D800 was a premature release if early reviewers noted how difficult it was to get sharp results but Nikon didn't pick up on it during their own testing. And now the D810 fixes that and pads it with features that could have been in a firmware update anyway...
Oh look over here at this shiny new camera while we sweep the old one under the rug...

This was on the third page of this article that you are commenting on.

'Like all ultra high-resolution cameras the D800 and D800E were very demanding, especially when used in the studio. We had a lot of headaches trying to get optimal resolution out of the D800E at certain shutter speeds where the movement of the shutter and mirror could actually introduce blur into images. We had similar issues with Sony's 36MP A7R.'

No fanboy-ism. Canons release schedule for crop bodies over the last couple years has mostly been a joke. So was their lacking attempt at mirrorless. If they can make G series so well then why not mirrorless?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 14:32 UTC
On Nikon D810: What You Need to Know article (138 comments in total)
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Nukunukoo: I don't get it. With or without an OLPF is a binary thing: you either have it or not. It's like saying a woman became "slightly" pregnant! So all this while that we have been hearing that the D800e has no OLPF, it actually has and the "effect" is created automagically? So does that mean that the D7100 without the OLPF will suddenly be like the D800e when the D7200 comes out? Kindly clarify.

I'm not sure I understand you...
The D800e had a filter, it just performed a function and then undid it. No idea why it was there in the first place but now it is removed,
Maybe it caused a problem with the shutter shock thing? Maybe they didn't have time to redesign and test without a filter there...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 12:20 UTC
On Nikon D810: What You Need to Know article (138 comments in total)
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fmian: So will they be replacing mirrors for D800 users? Or free upgrades to the D810? Sounds like D800 was a premature release if early reviewers noted how difficult it was to get sharp results but Nikon didn't pick up on it during their own testing. And now the D810 fixes that and pads it with features that could have been in a firmware update anyway...
Oh look over here at this shiny new camera while we sweep the old one under the rug...

Wasn't talking about improvements that new technology brings on.
Most of those in this new model should have been In a firmware update and released for free.
Was talking about ignoring issues and bringing things to market too early. There are plenty of people who feel the same way as me, and plenty that choose to ignore it like you. So perhaps both points of view are valid...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 12:12 UTC
On Nikon D810: What You Need to Know article (138 comments in total)
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fmian: So will they be replacing mirrors for D800 users? Or free upgrades to the D810? Sounds like D800 was a premature release if early reviewers noted how difficult it was to get sharp results but Nikon didn't pick up on it during their own testing. And now the D810 fixes that and pads it with features that could have been in a firmware update anyway...
Oh look over here at this shiny new camera while we sweep the old one under the rug...

You may not have had issues based on the type of shooting you do. But DPreview and other review sites who put the camera through its paces did have issues. It's written right up there in the article.
It's good that you have had a trouble free experience with the camera, but that doesn't make nonsense out of results from people who use the camera differently to you.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 09:26 UTC
On Nikon D810: What You Need to Know article (138 comments in total)

So will they be replacing mirrors for D800 users? Or free upgrades to the D810? Sounds like D800 was a premature release if early reviewers noted how difficult it was to get sharp results but Nikon didn't pick up on it during their own testing. And now the D810 fixes that and pads it with features that could have been in a firmware update anyway...
Oh look over here at this shiny new camera while we sweep the old one under the rug...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 09:09 UTC as 34th comment | 12 replies

Nice photos, some great results :)
Certainly better than the previous DIY like this I saw on DPreview where the digial camera was set just to take a photo of the ground glass.
Can't help but itch to see the results if you could somehow get full lens coverage, but I guess you know not to expect that going into such a build for only $15 :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 23:30 UTC as 17th comment
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Jim Salvas: Has anyone noticed this is exactly 20 years to the day after the introduction of the Apple QuickTake 100, the first mass market digital camera?

I see your point Jim. You did say mass market and $20,000 isn't mass market.
How about under $1000 a few years prior to the Apple product? Marketed under various brand names such as Logitech.
http://www.cameracuriosities.com/2012/02/dycam-model-1.html
This had numerous versions over the years and became cheaper before the Apple product was launched.
Not trying to start a fight, just that Apple products often claim to be a first at something when they are not.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 01:01 UTC
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Jim Salvas: Has anyone noticed this is exactly 20 years to the day after the introduction of the Apple QuickTake 100, the first mass market digital camera?

Actually, the Fuji DS-1P was the first fully contained consumer digital camera (non video) in 1988.
The Apple camera you mention was released in 1994 and made by Kodak.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 06:19 UTC
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gail: ''Canon USA no longer lists the EOS M on their website, so it seems unlikely that the lens would see distribution in the US.''

If this is true, then Canon played US photographers for fools by selling their EOSM cameras at firesale prices then abandoning us. I'm stuck with an EOSM brick and apparently won't even be able to by the telephoto lens I like to have since it apparently won't be available in the US. I've been purchasing Canon cameras for close to two decade, but I doubt I will buy another Canon. There are a lot of other fine choices out there.

Seeing it at a firesale price would have been your first indication that future support for the product would be sketchy.
Why did you think they were selling so cheap?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 05:46 UTC
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BarnET: "Developed using the company’s unparalleled optical expertise, the EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM features Canon’s powerful optical Image Stabilizer and STM technology to deliver outstanding levels of detail when shooting stills and movies."

What does an AF motor and stabilisation system have to do with optical expertise and outstanding level of details.

Mechanics are something different then optics. Would someone be kind enough to explain this to the canon marketing idiot before he writes a stupid press release again!

You are making less and less sense with every post.
Surely you must be trolling.
Find out what a comma is used for in punctuation please. Maybe then you will understand the sentences you have been quoting.

Will the otus deliver detailed images at one third it's recommended handheld shutter speed without IS? Likely not.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 10:31 UTC
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BarnET: "Developed using the company’s unparalleled optical expertise, the EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM features Canon’s powerful optical Image Stabilizer and STM technology to deliver outstanding levels of detail when shooting stills and movies."

What does an AF motor and stabilisation system have to do with optical expertise and outstanding level of details.

Mechanics are something different then optics. Would someone be kind enough to explain this to the canon marketing idiot before he writes a stupid press release again!

Sounds like you are contradicting yourself and clutching at straws based on semantics.

They are saying that the optical expertise, combined with the IS and AF/STM tech will give you more detail. Which it will in certain situations compared to not using IS and STM.
They say nothing about the 'resolution of a lens'. You added that for some reason.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 05:51 UTC
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BarnET: "Developed using the company’s unparalleled optical expertise, the EF-M 55-200mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM features Canon’s powerful optical Image Stabilizer and STM technology to deliver outstanding levels of detail when shooting stills and movies."

What does an AF motor and stabilisation system have to do with optical expertise and outstanding level of details.

Mechanics are something different then optics. Would someone be kind enough to explain this to the canon marketing idiot before he writes a stupid press release again!

Lol, are you serious BarnET?

Considerations must be made in regards to the optics when AF, IS and other mechanical additions/changes are made to a lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 00:34 UTC
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fmian: 'If you mentally delete the word 'Canon' from every other sentence (and depending on which of our forums you frequent you may already be in the habit of doing this)'

This is a gross exaggeration. She only says the word Canon 4 times during the entire 7+ minute video. I realise it's over something trivial but aren't you supposed to be reporting without bias?

Exactly.
I can see the badge.
I can see the first line that says Canon released the video,
But I didn't hear her say Canon every other sentence.
Bit unfair to make something up like that isn't it?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2014 at 14:08 UTC

'If you mentally delete the word 'Canon' from every other sentence (and depending on which of our forums you frequent you may already be in the habit of doing this)'

This is a gross exaggeration. She only says the word Canon 4 times during the entire 7+ minute video. I realise it's over something trivial but aren't you supposed to be reporting without bias?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2014 at 05:11 UTC as 8th comment | 6 replies
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tkbslc: It's funny when you first hear of someone at their retirement. I never knew fake Chuck existed.

Ken Rockwell is the collective consciousness of all camera collectors who think they are photographers.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2014 at 23:40 UTC

Good additions!

Any chance of creating a Film & Alternative Process forum?

*ducks and hides*

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2014 at 23:06 UTC as 10th comment
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DtEW: I would think that if you had a Vertu phone, you just call up the concierge and somebody comes and takes the photo for you? ;)

And he shoots on film..

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 23:30 UTC
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