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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Phathom: Not every camera is affected. I think they learned from the D600 fiasco and are trying to get out in front of this problem. As I D750 owner, I love my camera and have had no issues. This doesn't make me lose faith in Nikon, as some have suggested. Now, if they failed to address the issue and tried to sweep it under the rug, then we'd have issues. The truth is that in today's world technology is so advanced that to do adequate testing would take a lot longer than most consumers are willing to wait. We want our products right now, and if they can't keep up someone else will. I think recalls on defects like this will become increasingly more common. What will help you tell a good company from a bad company is how they handle the defect.

'Not every camera is affected.'

Then why are they recalling all stock? (in the US anyway)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 23:17 UTC
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kdaphoto: Keyboard confidence reigns again. The assholes out there can't resist to get their rocks off showing how tough they are by bashing Nikon for actually dealing with a problem and learning from their past mistakes.

Civility has been lost, everything must be a fight, and bashing & trahing has replace decent behavior. Wonderful.

But the haven't learnt from past mistakes..
With D600 they initially claimed oil and dust were normal with all DSLR's and that people should just accept it. Then they started taking in units and cleaning for free. Then they replaced the model all of a sudden.
With D750 they initially said all DSLR's have this problem and it's within their tolerance, then said they will take units in for free service, and then all of a sudden they pull the product from shelves.
They've dealt with the issue faster this time, but still went through the denial stage and have not been transparent about their actions from the start.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 23:08 UTC

How long did it take for them this time to go from:

- Denying the problem when users reported it (lala every DSLR has this problem and it's within spec)

to

- Recalling the product from shelves?

When will they learn to take their user base seriously?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 22:22 UTC as 43rd comment
On Gary Fong launches virtual camera tutorial service article (147 comments in total)
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Spectro: what no paid tutorial on the tupperware. I must be using it wrong when I point up my flash up and lose 1 stop of light or more. I stopped using that and got a rogue bender, but that is heavy for the flash. f-stopper defuser might be the the best of of the bunch and is light weight.

Or I can save money reading the manual...

Yes, I have seen his youtube video/page before, the free stuff.

Or use a paper napkin + rubber band.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 02:20 UTC
On Gary Fong launches virtual camera tutorial service article (147 comments in total)

Why not download the manual for free??
Or read the comprehensive DPreview reviews? Also free.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 00:19 UTC as 35th comment | 2 replies

From their website:
'APS-C (Both Macro and Normal shooting)Full-frame (Macro shooting only)
i.e. Slight vignetting will appear for Full-frame camera at normal shooting, while no impact for Macro shooing'

I was initially under the impression (after only seeing the first line quoted in another article) that the lens would not focus to infinity on full frame.
With the note explaining the vignetting does this mean that there is a large variation of magnification when focus is changed from close to far?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 23:13 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies

'Also the electronic viewfinder in the NX1 has been improved, and the time delay is very short - just five milliseconds. So there’s no lag.'

- five milliseconds
- no lag

Pick one...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 22:37 UTC as 115th comment | 7 replies
On Quick Look: The art of the unforeground article (85 comments in total)

A lot of unnecessary explanation just to say that the foreground is being used to draw the eye elsewhere.
I've never heard this statement that landscape photographers must have a strong eye catching element in the foreground. As long as all elements are being used effectively to compliment the overall composition, no one should be able to complain.
Wonderful images by the way.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 22:24 UTC as 19th comment
On Lytro software update introduces Focus Spread feature article (104 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 27th comment | 8 replies
On Behind the Shot: Dali's Dream article (101 comments in total)
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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 (244 comments in total)
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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 (244 comments in total)
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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 (244 comments in total)
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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 (244 comments in total)
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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 (244 comments in total)
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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 (244 comments in total)
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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 (244 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 35th comment | 14 replies
On Behind the Shot: Dali's Dream article (101 comments in total)
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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)
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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
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