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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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

'Hasselblad, the world’s most renowned professional photography brand'
Not anymore...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 23:30 UTC as 58th comment | 1 reply
On Street photography tips with Zack Arias article (152 comments in total)

First tip should be: Shoot on B&W film.
Of course that would go against the sponsor...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 03:17 UTC as 5th comment
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Horshack: Glass used as both the lens and the sensor. Mind blown.

They were doing it over 100 years ago...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 04:21 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (618 comments in total)

More regurgitated Bayer filter trash from a company that's clutching on to it's camera division with its last dying gasps.
Nothing to see here unless you want yet another new camera that will hopefully take a good photo for you.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2014 at 04:23 UTC as 75th comment | 9 replies
On Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G review preview (412 comments in total)
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fmian: From the samples I've seen the out of focus areas look messy and gritty. Like the camera was shaken during capture. Certainly quite distracting. The out of focus highlights also have some distortion to them and turn into ovals around the edges. Takes me away from appreciating the photo and makes me wonder what the hell is wrong with the lens?? Anyone who thinks this is at all pleasing deserves to be ripped off with this lens.

There are plenty of examples here:
http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=bokeh%2050mm
where they don't turn oval, and if they do it's much much less noticeable than this 58mm lens.
I wouldn't class this characteristic on this 58mm lens as normal. More like abnormal.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2014 at 02:15 UTC
On Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G review preview (412 comments in total)

From the samples I've seen the out of focus areas look messy and gritty. Like the camera was shaken during capture. Certainly quite distracting. The out of focus highlights also have some distortion to them and turn into ovals around the edges. Takes me away from appreciating the photo and makes me wonder what the hell is wrong with the lens?? Anyone who thinks this is at all pleasing deserves to be ripped off with this lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2014 at 05:36 UTC as 36th comment | 3 replies
On Nikon Df Review preview (1611 comments in total)
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Bamboojled: And once again, the Df continues to get the most attention and the most posts of any camera that DPReview has reviewed in recent history.

Nikon obviously did something right.

ravduc: I believe I already showed that you don't actually know what you are talking about regarding older cameras, based on your obvious lack of knowledge from the previous post.
To answer your above comment, I'd like to ask you to show me one older camera where the shutter dial is made redundant due to the setting on another dial.
I just picked up the Df 5 minutes ago and began spinning the the shutter dial around but the shutter speed of the camera was not changing. Ahhh!! The mode dial was set to A!
Does it really make design sense for a tiny little dial with only 1/3 of the space on it used up to make a much larger dial full of options useless?
PLEASE show me an older camera that presents a control hurdle such as this.
Could have easily been solved by putting an AUTO option on the shutter dial.
I think you have perhaps already purchased this camera, or are set on purchasing it, and this thread runs the risk of breaking your heart. Sorry about that.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2013 at 02:48 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1611 comments in total)
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fmian: Such an atrocious camera design on the Nikon. The on off switch is fiddly to use, the mode dial needs to be pulled to adjust, the shutter dial has a locking button but you can force the dial without pressing the button anyway. The front dial requires you to dig a fingernail into it to rotate. The ISO dial and lock require awkward finger placement to use, the fake leather is different on the front compared to the back, and it feels so light you have to wonder if its really metal.
Also, the lcd panel on the top is so small it doesn't have anything more than the basic info on it. Which you're meant to be able to see on the dials anyway. But because this camera design tries to do everything at once, it doesn't do any one particular thing well.
I've used manual film cameras from the 60's and this camera is nothing like those. Have we really gone backwards with this sort of thing?
Another nail in Nikons impending coffin.

ravduc: Surely you are trolling but you said:
"Camera's in the sixties did not have integrated exposure meters etc etc." and offered that as a reason to believe I hadn't used older cameras.
Then I proved you wrong and you came back with a rather weak rebuttal. You could have just admitted you were wrong. But here it is again via a statement from Wikipedia:
"The Minolta SR-T 101 is a 35mm manual focus SLR camera with Through-The-Lens exposure metering - TTL for short, that was launched in 1966"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minolta_SR-T_101

That's 1966, which was part of the sixties (correct me if I'm wrong)
Basically, your many years of camera use and your collection of old cameras adds nothing to your knowledge and expertise. (What a waste!) Therefore you have absolutely no grounds to add anything useful to this discussion, and that shows in your poor responses.
I might also suggest you take up some reading and comprehension classes. Helps when you're on discussion board.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2013 at 02:20 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1611 comments in total)
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Bamboojled: And once again, the Df continues to get the most attention and the most posts of any camera that DPReview has reviewed in recent history.

Nikon obviously did something right.

I have used the camera for about half a day. Everyone I know who has handled the camera (about a handful of people) hate the camera. And these are people I normally disagree with. Some of them own Nikon DSLRS.
Nikon created a vague ad on the camera to generate interest in something that takes you back to 'pure' photography. Most assumed this meant simple manual controls and a camera that just lets you take photos instead of getting in the way. What they made only 'looks' like an old manual camera but doesn't really control like one.
Nikon has also as of late been pi$$ing off a lot of it's users with various debacles. So Nikon is a company that us photo snobs like to make fun of. Cause they keep making silly decisions.
Please keep in mind that every one of us was a potential customer for this new Nikon camera. It could have received high praise if Nikon had their head screwed on right.
Re: My photo. I am neither. It's just a self portrait. *shrugs*

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 06:35 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1611 comments in total)
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Bamboojled: And once again, the Df continues to get the most attention and the most posts of any camera that DPReview has reviewed in recent history.

Nikon obviously did something right.

''And once again, the Df continues to get the most *negative* attention and the most *critical* posts of any camera that DPReview has reviewed in recent history.

Nikon obviously did something *wrong*.''

Fixed!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 05:25 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1611 comments in total)
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String: Retro for no other reason than to be retro just doesn't work.

NTNphoto: No point comparing a ground glass screen from a medium format camera to a split prism screen on a small format camera.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 04:22 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1611 comments in total)
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InTheMist: Steve Huff's review is up. I find his review is closer to my own reaction to the Dƒ.

"I can have any DSLR or camera that I want and for me, the Df wins it. If I designed a DSLR for my own use it would be 75% Df and 0% Canon 5D. Enough said."

http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2013/12/20/the-nikon-df-camera-review-by-steve-huff/

He calls it a winning camera, but what about the 25% of it that he doesn't like?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 02:41 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1611 comments in total)
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fmian: Such an atrocious camera design on the Nikon. The on off switch is fiddly to use, the mode dial needs to be pulled to adjust, the shutter dial has a locking button but you can force the dial without pressing the button anyway. The front dial requires you to dig a fingernail into it to rotate. The ISO dial and lock require awkward finger placement to use, the fake leather is different on the front compared to the back, and it feels so light you have to wonder if its really metal.
Also, the lcd panel on the top is so small it doesn't have anything more than the basic info on it. Which you're meant to be able to see on the dials anyway. But because this camera design tries to do everything at once, it doesn't do any one particular thing well.
I've used manual film cameras from the 60's and this camera is nothing like those. Have we really gone backwards with this sort of thing?
Another nail in Nikons impending coffin.

The Minolta SRT-101 was released in the 60's and had a TTL meter. Based on this I didn't think it was worthwhile reading the rest of your comment.
Now please go away.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 01:28 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1611 comments in total)
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RichRMA: The Df is Nikon's answer to mirror-less, a segment both they and Canon are terrified to really get into, for various reasons.

RichRMA said: 'The Df is Nikon's answer to mirror-less, a segment both they and Canon are terrified to really get into, for various reasons.'
I don't know where you've been hiding for the past year or so but Nikon and Canon both have mirrorless cameras on the market, and the Df has a mirror so how can it be an answer to mirrorless? Unless the answer is denial/rejection.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 01:09 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1611 comments in total)
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Mrrowe8: What idiot is buying this ? and if bought one you are an idiot Seriously what real photographer that looks at bang for the buck and great image quality , there at least 2 canon's , 3 Nikons , 3 Sony's all better in a image and bang for your. $ then this .., waste of time to even consider this hunk o junk

Reviews are just opinions. And one persons opinion is just as valid as another persons.
Reading the comments/opinions here, I think the negative feedback for this camera is quite overwhelming.
A very small amount of people saying they like it doesn't really mean anything.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 01:06 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1611 comments in total)

Such an atrocious camera design on the Nikon. The on off switch is fiddly to use, the mode dial needs to be pulled to adjust, the shutter dial has a locking button but you can force the dial without pressing the button anyway. The front dial requires you to dig a fingernail into it to rotate. The ISO dial and lock require awkward finger placement to use, the fake leather is different on the front compared to the back, and it feels so light you have to wonder if its really metal.
Also, the lcd panel on the top is so small it doesn't have anything more than the basic info on it. Which you're meant to be able to see on the dials anyway. But because this camera design tries to do everything at once, it doesn't do any one particular thing well.
I've used manual film cameras from the 60's and this camera is nothing like those. Have we really gone backwards with this sort of thing?
Another nail in Nikons impending coffin.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 23:14 UTC as 205th comment | 7 replies
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)
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Nukunukoo: Nice. Just wished they included sensor shift OIS.

I thought I read somewhere that sensor shift on full frame was more difficult as it required more movement than a smaller sensor. Hence why it's found in lens for full frame systems.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2013 at 00:17 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)

The EVF on these are very nice. Much much nicer than the other EVF's from other smaller sensor cameras. And I'm an OVF kinda guy.
Curious about how my MD lenses might perform on them.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 12:11 UTC as 198th comment | 2 replies
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)
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fmian: The very idea behind this camera is a joke as far as photography goes.
It undermines the very notion of what it means to be a photographer.
If people really wanted that old time pure feeling of using a manually controlled camera then they would just buy a manual film camera. And plenty of people are doing just that!
This camera will appeal to those who think of their cameras as more of a fashion accessory rather than an actual device to capture an intimate moment or a breathtaking scene.
It brings nothing new to the table and will serve to fill in the gap between honest talented photographers and those pretenders who think their new camera somehow makes a difference.
Another thumbs down to Nikon from myself and many others here I see.

T3, I was talking about the way it looks.
Won't know until it is released but I'd wager when you put it up to your eye it'll be just like using a D600 and nothing like an FM. Including a convoluted menu system and overcomplicated AF system.
I mean, the top LCD panel has been replaced by a shutter dial and what I am guessing is an exposure comp dial on the other side. Big deal.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 22:26 UTC
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