OvinceZ

OvinceZ

Lives in Australia Sydney/ NSW, Australia
Has a website at http://ovincez.smugmug.com
Joined on Jul 13, 2003

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On article Ricoh teases spring 2016 full-frame Pentax DSLR debut (528 comments in total)

To DanK7.

I used to lose eye pieces, too. Now I attach the eyepieces to the strap eyes with a thin, flat, flexible fishing line.

Vince

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2015 at 22:13 UTC as 115th comment
On article Samsung launches Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ (133 comments in total)

Thanks, Samsung! Now I don't have to upgrade to the Note 5. I have a 128Gb msd card installed. No way I can do without heaps of memory for my music and photos. Also, I was hoping for a larger screen so my photos look better.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2015 at 02:01 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply

No wonder it took so long to be announced. Exciting times ahead. This is the camera we have all been waiting for.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 20:35 UTC as 224th comment | 1 reply

Looks like a winner! Macro to 400mm plus 4K video.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 05:32 UTC as 34th comment
On article Street photography tips with Zack Arias (152 comments in total)

Enjoyed the video. Will have to try that looking up trick. Clever!

Link | Posted on May 25, 2014 at 05:08 UTC as 33rd comment

I have a Sigma DP3M and look forward to seeing what this camera delivers. Even better, I would welcome this sensor in the flagship camera so we can change lenses.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 11:53 UTC as 209th comment
On article Using third-party lenses on the Sony a7 / a7R (532 comments in total)
In reply to:

abortabort: Two points that I think have been missed, not only here but in the A7 review as well:

1) Why do you set C1 or C2 as focus magnifier? C2 is clunky to get to (as you say) and C1 is too close to the shutter button. After extensive playing with different settings I now do not have a 'focus magnifier' button at all! You simply don't need it on the A7/R. Why? I shoot a variety of lens types on the A7, this includes native lenses, A-Mount lenses (LA-EA4), EF Mount lenses (with Metabones adapter), MD mount and m42 mount. Now because I shoot a number of different lenses which have differing capabilities in AF on the A7, from very good (native and A-Mount) to very poor (EF mount) to non-existent (MD and m42 etc) I wanted a configuration that worked for all lens types, rather than reconfiguring for manual and AF lenses every time.... TBC

Thanks, abortabort for your great suggestions. I agree that focus peaking doesn't guarantee the sharpest focus. Now that I have the center button for magnified view it makes using MF fun instead of a chore. I use my 500mm Canon lens and will try turning off focus peaking. FP is still useful for moving targets or for times when magnified view can't be used.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2014 at 00:33 UTC

Very impressive photo. Congratulations.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2013 at 10:50 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo The inside in the Balloons II challenge (3 comments in total)

Wow, stunning shot. Love the colours and patterns.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2013 at 10:49 UTC as 2nd comment

The discussions here mention the sensor size but what about the tiny lenses? Both contribute to IQ. We will have to wait for a few years before there is true convergence with mobile phones and cameras. We have a long way to go. The Nokia 808 was a giant step in the right direction but they made two steps backwards with the 1020. Smaller lens and sensor.
The iphone is not in the race anymore. The latest iphone and iPad are gradual improvements but nothing compelling to purchase. Not by me, anyway.
The reality is we will have to accept thicker phones if we want the best IQ. Thicker phones = bigger lenses and sensors.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2013 at 03:43 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies

What worries me is what the marketing people tell Apple what is wanted in a phone. Those of us waiting for the state of the art for phones/cameras are left wanting.
Men probably want larger screens. Heck, we want the best of what is on offer and Apple is no longer delivering it. Yes, they have fine tuned their products but leave most enthusiasts disappointed.
4 inch screen and 8 Mp is not state of the art. Maybe women prefer the smaller size and auto everything?
I will be looking elsewhere and forget about the cameras as being so important. 5 inch screen is a minimum for me.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 05:59 UTC as 70th comment | 4 replies
On article Sample gallery: Sony's 20.7-megapixel Xperia Z1 (58 comments in total)

The market research must have told the phone makers that people didn't want thick phones. So gone was the 808 effort to install a decent camera in a phone. Sony offers more pixels but not stellar IQ. The images look ok in the middle but not on the sides or corners.
There is no way to get quality photos from such tiny cameras.
I guess enthusiasts will have to buy phones for qualities other than the cameras.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 02:46 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On article Adobe releases subscription-only Photoshop CC (397 comments in total)

I wonder how many people clicked for more details on the CC deal?

Lightroom 5 is something I will get. So those buying or upgrading will offset countless others not interested in the exciting CC offer. No thanks here.

People will pay for reasonably priced software. Otherwise, they will look for a way to get it cheaper or look for alternatives.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2013 at 01:29 UTC as 109th comment
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W5JCK: I would have chosen all above except the last item if it had been a choice.

I agree. A poor poll. Do dpreview read these threads?

I would have ticked the first 4 as well.

Also concerns about plugins and the cloud.

This is corporate lunacy of the first order.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 19:59 UTC
On article Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction (1852 comments in total)
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OvinceZ: Lightroom is for photographers and Photoshop isn't? Both are useful for photographers but Photoshop is too expensive. Lightroom is now affordable like Nik software. Most of us spend heaps on other photography software. Topaz, Capture One, Perfect Effects, Noiseware, etc.

Adobe is going to lose thousands of long time customers with this strategy.

Hi Michael,
There is now a perception that Adobe have poor customer support. I hate Apple's iTunes and I dislike Adobe as a company. How many other people are going to be upset at the way Adobe are treating them?

Link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 04:30 UTC
On article Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction (1852 comments in total)

Lightroom is for photographers and Photoshop isn't? Both are useful for photographers but Photoshop is too expensive. Lightroom is now affordable like Nik software. Most of us spend heaps on other photography software. Topaz, Capture One, Perfect Effects, Noiseware, etc.

Adobe is going to lose thousands of long time customers with this strategy.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 04:08 UTC as 693rd comment | 4 replies
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