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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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 (1114 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 (1114 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 45th 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 (170 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 (521 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 (521 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

Too much electronics in cameras and lenses these days...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 23:14 UTC as 21st comment
On Apple buys camera-technology company LinX post (74 comments in total)

Curious to see working samples and how this compares to Lytro technology.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 23:07 UTC as 20th comment
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (228 comments in total)
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wootpile: While I applaud the quality of Fuji's lenses, I can't see the benefit of 1.4 in a wideangle. Perhaps someone can explain how a ultra fast wideangle that is heavier, larger and more expensive makes any sense as a photographic tool.

A 2.2 lens would have cost half, been substantially smaller and been easier for Fuji to achieve optical results from...

Group portraits in night clubs with ambient light perhaps?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 05:45 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (228 comments in total)
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wootpile: While I applaud the quality of Fuji's lenses, I can't see the benefit of 1.4 in a wideangle. Perhaps someone can explain how a ultra fast wideangle that is heavier, larger and more expensive makes any sense as a photographic tool.

A 2.2 lens would have cost half, been substantially smaller and been easier for Fuji to achieve optical results from...

Pfft... why are you not taking photos of brick walls in the middle of the night?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 05:29 UTC
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Combatmedic870: Nikon actually offers a specially boxed film makers kit now.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0060MVJ1Q/ref=s9_simh_gw_d0_g421_i8?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=mobile-2&pf_rd_r=0WX0F1KTGFGAM6GAFRAE&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=2072522802&pf_rd_i=mobile#

The existence of this kit makes it clear to see that Nikon know nothing about film makers as no serious one in their right mind would purchase those lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 23:30 UTC
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SKPhoto12: The high resolution/sharpness problem makes it much more advantageous to choose a mirrorless system with IBIS, such as Olympus. Also, one always has the possibility of choosing lower resolution for subjects that do not require very high amount of details, such as weddings, travel in general,family, etc. For the rest, the D810 requires a tripod, an old, tested and true method.

But.. many mirrorless cameras suffer from shutter shock which can make shooting at normal handheld speeds an issue. Even if it's on a tripod. Solution: Add a delay to the shutter.
And the high res mode of the EM-5M2 requires you to use a tripod and slow shutter speed as a MUST. At least with the D810 you can shoot at a faster shutter speed to obtain a high res image.
Points which you ignore for some reason..

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 23:26 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1224 comments in total)
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fmian: My feeling is that this camera won't have much of an impact on anything but specification comparisons on a chart.
As far as video goes the Sony A7S release has overshadowed the GH4 for serious compact video work. Pros want lens adaptability and a good frame size to suit the image circle of most lenses out there.
APS-C sits in an uncomfortable middle ground where there are lots of lenses for M43, HEAPS of lenses for full frame, and very few lenses for APS-C.
Sure, it's very close to Super35 size but why would anyone serious enough to use those kinds of lenses look at this over the A7S that can also use every full frame lens ever made to their maximum capability??
While Samsung have created a very good product in it's own right, it ends up being a bit of a black sheep that many people wish was a dark horse.
Just my 2c.

The GH4 also makes everything but M43 lenses redundant for use on it.
For enthusiasts that's fine. Of course they don't want to spend additional money on stuff.
For pro users $2000 is a drop in the ocean of their production budgets.
Keep in mind my perspective is from that of someone who see's film and TV production crews day in/out. Large anamorphic cine lenses. Expensive rigs. Custom machined plates and adaptors etc. Red, Arri, Panavision, Black Magic, Sony Cameras. $2000 is what is spent on backup batteries.
Of course mine isn't the only perspective.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 02:24 UTC
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