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 EOS Rebel T6s Review preview (432 comments in total)
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John Usa: I really do not understand your low 77% rating.
You gave the T4i a 77% rating.
You gave the T5i a 76% rating.
This new model is better in all respects than the previous models and yet you still gave it a 77% rating.
I am starting to lose respect in your ratings and perhaps it is time for you to update your rating system altogether and make it believable.

I would say just abolish the % rating system. Maybe just stick to the medal rating. People are obviously not used to the score being held in context to the time/date of review.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 00:11 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (955 comments in total)
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fmian: You can add on all the bells and whistles you like, but it's still a flat boring lifeless bayer filter sensor.
Where are the new revolutionary sensors?

Rishi, I guess I could have used a better word there.
By flat I meant single layered. Without depth.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 23:43 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (955 comments in total)

You can add on all the bells and whistles you like, but it's still a flat boring lifeless bayer filter sensor.
Where are the new revolutionary sensors?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 23:37 UTC as 162nd comment | 4 replies
On Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge article (732 comments in total)
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yod4444: This says one thing: People want Full Frame Mirrorless ILC's. Unbelievable that Nikon & Canon don't even seem to care about this segment.

'People want Full Frame Mirrorless ILC's'
I think it's just 'People want full frame'.
Nikon and Canon are selling heaps of bodies and lenses, and FF mirrorless + adaptor for many people is an addition to the existing system of products they have.
Smart move by Sony to accept and encourage this rather than try to completely divert away from the competition.
ie. Sales for Sony wouldn't be so high if it wasn't for Canon and Nikon users.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 23:27 UTC
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Marty4650: Because it is so EASY to adapt manual lenses to M4/3 mounts, we now have dozens of them. All they are doing is taking an existing lens and giving it a M4/3 mount that has absolutely no electronic contacts. Sort of like supergluing an M4/3 adapter....

There are currently at least eight f/0.95 lenses from Voightlander, SLR Magic, and Mitakon, and at least twenty manual focus prime lenses from Samyang, under various brand names. There are even fifteen Zeiss Cine lenses you can buy that come supplied with M4/3 lens mounts. (And... those Zeiss lenses don't come cheap.)

So they're not actually optically designed and optimised for the M43 format?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 05:42 UTC

Can someone explain to me what this Cine adapter actually is? never seen anything like it before...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 01:08 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies

What's the point of going to all this trouble if the seams are visible?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2015 at 23:35 UTC as 62nd comment

'married at City Hall during the week of June 1 to June 5 2015'
'On June 4 and June 5, Nikon will bring the Nikon Wedding Truck Studio to New York City Hall'

Maybe this bus studio should be a boudoir for those on their honeymoon after getting married on 1-3 June...

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 04:56 UTC as 6th comment
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Valiant Thor: It appears that the target audience for this kind of advertising is the mobile home, couch potato crowd whom I doubt would purchase such a camera anyway. I cringe when I think what good could have come from the money and resources it took to produce and run these ads. I really miss the thoughtful age of elegance, sophistication and taste.

I rather enjoy the printed ad with the caption
'I gaze at the sunset with the woman I love and think, F/8 at 1/250'.
It connects with the mindset of knowledgeable photographers. As opposed to the low brow.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 00:48 UTC
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fmian: Exactly why Olympus Imaging is losing money.
Disrespecting the intelligence of the audience they want desperately to jump ship and come to them.
And to top it off the video ends with the guy saying you should get that model camera to shoot professional photos and videos while he's not even holding the camera correctly.

'Still going strong.'
Hahaha.. I like your sarcasm friend :D

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 00:42 UTC
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Nukunukoo: Now, if Sigma starts offering NX mounts... Nikon will be in trouble. Canon seems to be fighting back in the 4K arena.

I stand corrected Nuku

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 23:11 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3325 comments in total)
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lightmatters: Canon makes me frustrated. Their sensor's DR is inferior but their lenses are superior.
But you know what, if their sensor's DR is just good as others then there will be no competition at all.

@balico
'better' if the only thing you are looking at is sharpness.
In pretty much all other aspects Canon and Nikon win out.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 06:28 UTC
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Nukunukoo: Now, if Sigma starts offering NX mounts... Nikon will be in trouble. Canon seems to be fighting back in the 4K arena.

@Vanitas 'Sigma soon will have to start selling their ART line in Samsung, Fuji and Sony E mounts'

You mean they should design and engineer a full frame lens and attach a crop mount and electronics to it?

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 23:33 UTC
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Jim Salvas: The defensiveness from DSLR users is almost deafening. Their brands have 90% of the market, but they still fear they may have made a poor choice.

Reminds me of the old Mac/PC debates, especially pre-Windows. Yeah, that graphical user interface stuff will never catch on.

Not so much defensiveness (really.. what is there to be afraid of?), I just feel sorry for Olympus and am cringing at their obvious desperation.
Other ads I've seen from them have been good. This sucks though.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 23:27 UTC
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msowsun: "half the the size of a DSLR, but with all the power"

How can it have all the power with a sensor that is almost 4 times SMALLER?

Same power as those Olympus DSLR cameras they used to make, before they ditched their lens mount and gave a swift kick in the nuts to their heavily committed user base.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 23:20 UTC

Exactly why Olympus Imaging is losing money.
Disrespecting the intelligence of the audience they want desperately to jump ship and come to them.
And to top it off the video ends with the guy saying you should get that model camera to shoot professional photos and videos while he's not even holding the camera correctly.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 23:15 UTC as 99th comment | 2 replies
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Nukunukoo: Now, if Sigma starts offering NX mounts... Nikon will be in trouble. Canon seems to be fighting back in the 4K arena.

'Now, if Sigma starts offering NX mounts...'
I don't think they will see any money back after spending the R&D on getting the electronics to work. How many lenses in NX mount do you think they will sell?
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'Nikon will be in trouble. Canon seems to be fighting back in the 4K arena.'
This would be the least of Nikons problems, and between Canon and Samsung in the serious 4k video use arena... Samsung is non existent. They didn't even have a stand at NAB 2015, whereas Nikon did.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 05:31 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3325 comments in total)
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lightmatters: Canon makes me frustrated. Their sensor's DR is inferior but their lenses are superior.
But you know what, if their sensor's DR is just good as others then there will be no competition at all.

From the help section:
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Help/ISO-12233.aspx

'The camera/lens is multiple-laser-aligned to the target'
and
'Tests are conducted using computer-aided Live View manual focusing (with center-point-only autofocus additionally tested). The best of the many re-focused shots (typically at least 10 sets and often 15-20) are used for the results for each camera/lens/focal-length/aperture combination.'

I'd say sample variation would be more of an issue than whether the tests were focused properly or not.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 06:27 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3325 comments in total)
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lightmatters: Canon makes me frustrated. Their sensor's DR is inferior but their lenses are superior.
But you know what, if their sensor's DR is just good as others then there will be no competition at all.

@sykkys
"Nikon 80-400 seem like shooting through a bottom of a coke bottle." a bit of exaggeration dont you think?

Take a look here.
The Canon wide open in considerably sharper than the Nikon stopped down. Especially at the longer end (400mm)
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=972&Camera=453&Sample=0&FLI=2&API=1&LensComp=915&CameraComp=614&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=3&APIComp=3

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 02:59 UTC
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3325 comments in total)
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Deardorff: Still can't match Nikon for Dynamic Range. What are you Canon engineers doing?
As for "more DR is useful for people who can't expose their shots correctly in the first place" - those who can do so benefit from the files in many ways. Shooting one off productions/sports/wildlife and having the extra leeway in the shadows is more than welcome. Even more so in rapidly changing light conditions - like a player running in and out of shadow areas.

@Guidenet, You're the guy who enjoyed it the other day when I said most of the world sees Americans as low-bro with very little comprehension skills (presented as a subjective opinion), but took offense when I said more and more Americans are asking for looser gun laws with the intention of preventing deaths (which I provided factual evidence for).
So... I kinda established the other day that you are one of these people with 'limited scope of understanding basic logic'. So here I am 'calling you out on it.'

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 05:47 UTC
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