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
About me:

If you're reading this it's probably because I've been a smart a$$ or rubbed you the wrong way from some uncomfortable truth. Don't worry. You'll get used to it and it doesn't mean I don't love you.

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Dimit: Canon sensor...Rebel body...would anyone expect something outstanding???
We live in 2015,in a reasonable consumer world Rebels shouldn't sell over 1k pieces..totally..worldwdle !!

@Guidenet, I think Azurael was saying how strange it was that you had no problem with my comments that Americans are seen as low brow, unintelligent and without audible comprehension skills (if anything, this is hyperbole and op-ed) - while you took offense to the gun statement, which can be backed up with evidence...

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 02:12 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS R added to studio test scene comparison article (518 comments in total)
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fmian: Ok great, so we're topping out on megapixels now.
Can we move on to multi layered sensors already?
Eager to see what Sony and Canon's R&D department have to offer.

How is it naive? Rumours suggested that they were bringing out 2 high MP cameras this year, and the same rumours are saying they are working on a multi layer sensor camera.
The patent was filed in Nov 2012, and while you're right and it may never see the light of day, all I'm saying is that I'd like to see them show up now that we've attained a high MP sensor.
As for their R&D department, they did just put out a 50mp 35mm sensor which no one else has done, and before that they made the dual pixel AF sensor thingy, and their optics dept just released the 11-24mm which a totally unique lens.
I'm glad it makes you happy enough to smile though...

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 06:13 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS R added to studio test scene comparison article (518 comments in total)
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fmian: Ok great, so we're topping out on megapixels now.
Can we move on to multi layered sensors already?
Eager to see what Sony and Canon's R&D department have to offer.

Well.. someone else must be filing patents on their behalf then?

http://petapixel.com/2014/06/27/canon-patents-multi-layer-image-sensor-five-layers-instead-three/

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 00:46 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS R added to studio test scene comparison article (518 comments in total)

Ok great, so we're topping out on megapixels now.
Can we move on to multi layered sensors already?
Eager to see what Sony and Canon's R&D department have to offer.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 23:51 UTC as 43rd comment | 11 replies
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Esign: Wrong, wrong! If you have kept the old negatives, there's still amazingly more information and quality to get out from them than you would believe when looking at the faded cheap prints, even when they were fresh new. I have scanned thousands of mine and others on Nikon scanners, and when corrected and enlarged, many times it’s like you see the pictures for the first time. Sadly, really good scanners like Nikon are no more. That’s really a pity, because I don’t think that the baby boomers was in time ten years ago to take the old negative boxes out for handling. Now, as retirees, comes the time and interest.
Compared, this Smartphone toy is a joke.

Even one of these things:
http://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/jenkins-handy-ps4100-a4-colour-handheld-scanner-jeps4100
Will give you up to A4 size scans (not copies), can run on AA batteries and saves to MicroSD card. Plus, it takes up less space than this new kickstarter option.
There are also free apps available for adding metadata to your images.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 23:45 UTC
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Dimit: Canon sensor...Rebel body...would anyone expect something outstanding???
We live in 2015,in a reasonable consumer world Rebels shouldn't sell over 1k pieces..totally..worldwdle !!

@Guidenet I don't want to get into politics and how it's not irrelevant and how it's not just my opinion.. but..

http://www.nationaljournal.com/politics/percentage-of-americans-wanting-looser-gun-laws-triples-in-2014-20140130

YeeHaw! indeed...

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 03:14 UTC

a. You can get a flatbed scanner (higher quality) for about the same money.
b. Anyone can just take a photo of a print with their smartphone anyway. Not hard to setup suitable lighting.
c. It's not a scanner. It's a copier.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 02:54 UTC as 26th comment
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Dimit: Canon sensor...Rebel body...would anyone expect something outstanding???
We live in 2015,in a reasonable consumer world Rebels shouldn't sell over 1k pieces..totally..worldwdle !!

Because Americans are considered very low brow compared to the rest of the western world.
That Harry Potter movie title was changed for the US audience cause marketers didn't think anyone would know what 'Philosopher' meant.
Mad Max was dubbed cause it was established that the US market wouldn't understand the accent.
And many in the US believe that guns in every house creates a safer environment.. :/

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 00:01 UTC
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Dimit: Canon sensor...Rebel body...would anyone expect something outstanding???
We live in 2015,in a reasonable consumer world Rebels shouldn't sell over 1k pieces..totally..worldwdle !!

Guidenet: Gaffa tape will fix that...

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2015 at 00:14 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Steve Badger article (110 comments in total)
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fmian: Nice exposure and colors, but like others have said the market is saturated with this theme/look. The next step would be to carve your own niche and stand out from the crowd.
Also, is it just me or do the horizons not look straight on some of these??

I wasn't referring to 'market' as something with value in it. Wrong choice of words on my part. Perhaps I should have just said 'the internet is saturated with this theme/look'.
Building a table the same as what Ikea makes and millions of people already have in their homes is a nice starting block. But you won't get noticed and have accolades unless you do something unique.
If he is doing it for his own pleasure, then why is he posting photos online? Obviously it's not just for his home and he wants praise/feedback. There are many others here saying his work is competent yet derivative as well.

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2015 at 23:41 UTC
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Dimit: Canon sensor...Rebel body...would anyone expect something outstanding???
We live in 2015,in a reasonable consumer world Rebels shouldn't sell over 1k pieces..totally..worldwdle !!

The Rebel series has been selling well since the early 1990's.
I'm not sure what 'reasonable consumer world' you seem to be referring to, but whatever that is it hasn't existed for at least 25 years.

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2015 at 00:07 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Steve Badger article (110 comments in total)

Nice exposure and colors, but like others have said the market is saturated with this theme/look. The next step would be to carve your own niche and stand out from the crowd.
Also, is it just me or do the horizons not look straight on some of these??

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2015 at 00:03 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1110 comments in total)
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fmian: Still not getting Nikon's control layout decisions.
3x Buttons within toggle switches (one of them unlabelled)
2x info buttons (one marked 'i' and the other 'info') that do different things.
2x buttons with 3 labels/functions designated to them
2x AF/MF switches on the system (one on body one on lens)
And long scrolling menu pages...

Surely this is difficult for beginners to learn with??

HowaboutRAW: Not necessarily the case.
I've seen seasoned D700 users scratch their heads trying to change settings on a D7100.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 04:55 UTC
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spqr_ca: I think we can now, officially, lay to rest the idea that Nikon or Pentax, or any of the others, are particularly unique when it comes to issues like this. On the upside, this will now save you from having to apply the "polka dot Instagram filter" in Photoshop...

I think the most important thing is how the manufacturer deals with the issue upon hearing about it. And how they instruct their end users.
Nikon as of late has initially been burying their head in the sand and denying any fault, saying it's within tolerance. Then later admitting there is a problem and issuing a recall/free service.
This kind of reaction makes the end user lose faith in the customer service and hence reputation which is worth a lot more than the price to fix these issues.
Canon has already said they are taking this seriously and looking into it. That already instill faith in the brand, regardless of the fact that there appears to be a fault.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 03:55 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1110 comments in total)

Still not getting Nikon's control layout decisions.
3x Buttons within toggle switches (one of them unlabelled)
2x info buttons (one marked 'i' and the other 'info') that do different things.
2x buttons with 3 labels/functions designated to them
2x AF/MF switches on the system (one on body one on lens)
And long scrolling menu pages...

Surely this is difficult for beginners to learn with??

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 02:29 UTC as 43rd comment | 8 replies
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moimoi: I don't really understand the reason why there are so few comments regarding this post. Could someone enlighten us?

There is a difference between photographers and camera enthusiasts.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2015 at 01:01 UTC
On Yongnuo creates near-clone of Canon EF 35mm f/2 article (169 comments in total)
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jukeboxjohnnie: I don't understand the market for this lens you choose a great brand like Canon or Nikon to enjoy the best optics or flash they produce and then go for a cheapo copy inferior accessory like this? I wouldn't have this for free....

jukeboxjohnnie: Are you implying that one needs a high quality name brand camera + lens + accessories to produce good results?
Lartigue captured wonderful shots of high speed action and beautiful women with a box brownie over 100 years ago. When he was just 7 years old...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 23:39 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article (513 comments in total)
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ttran88: Looks like Pentax's new FF camera will be having sensor shift tech. Thanks Ricoh for innovating when the two market leaders are just hanging loose.

Tex- You're right, I'm so sorry. Jumped the gun and now I look the fool :/

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 23:58 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-3 II article (513 comments in total)
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ttran88: Looks like Pentax's new FF camera will be having sensor shift tech. Thanks Ricoh for innovating when the two market leaders are just hanging loose.

texinwien: Open your eyes man!
The Pentax doesn't shift for pixel resolution. It's for colour information.
Totally different purpose and output to what Olympus are doing and for most people would be more practical and useful.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 23:43 UTC
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bakhtyar kurdi: For anyone wants to buy these kind of totally manual focus lenses, I recommend to buy only Nikon version whatever camera you have, you can then buy a cheap $7.00 adapter to convert it to Canon , If you are using Sony E mount, probably you already have a Canon to Sony E mount adapter, this way you have the lens for 3 systems with $7.00 extra, and you are not loosing any function, also if you change your system you don't stuck with your lens, resale price also will be higher on the Nikon version than any other mount.

bakhtyar kurdi: Which Nikkor 85mm f/1.2 should people buy instead of this lens? Or which Nikkor 50mm f.0.95 for that matter?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2015 at 23:32 UTC
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