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Mike Griffin

Mike Griffin

Lives in Australia Australia
Joined on Apr 12, 2004

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SETI: Heh, green skintones again =)

I find that ACR doesn't decode NEF files properly. If you convert them first in Nikon View to eg. jpg then import into Photoshop the result is immensely more pleasing. There's no way I can tweak a NEF file in Photoshop to get the same pleasing result.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 23:39 UTC
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grasscatcher: Focusing after-the-fact is nice, but the real beauty here, for me, is the possibility of instantaneous focus-stacking. If they implement that feature, and do it well, I will be a player. It will be a boon for documentary photography, as well as macro photography!

I agree. I can't see why focus stacking can't be implemented on DSLRs in fact I suggested that to Nikon over two years ago but nothing has eventuated.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 23:27 UTC
On photo in sample gallery (13 comments in total)

Can't work out what's happened here. Eyelashes in focus. Eyebrows drift out of focus on left and right. Hair as top of forehead way out of focus BUT hair at rear of head in focus.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 10:43 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
On 1C3A5532 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (13 comments in total)

Can't work out what's happened here. Eyelashes in focus. Eyebrows drift out of focus on left and right. Hair as top of forehead way out of focus BUT hair at rear of head in focus.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 10:43 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3439 comments in total)
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brownie314: AT ISO 3200 5Ds/R looks like more noise than D810.

I was prepared to disagree. The blacks on the 5Ds/R look cleaner than the D810 but compare the label on the balsamic vinegar bottle and the reverse is plainly true.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 13:04 UTC
On Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge article (732 comments in total)
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57even: Mother Theresa was not a psychopath....

Sorry, just thinking about the idiocy of defining something by what is isn't.

iPhones are "mirrorless" cameras too.

Perhaps Mirrorless should have been called ILNR - Interchangeable Lens Non Reflex.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 23:54 UTC
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (1088 comments in total)

Sounds like a seriously good camera and Sony are maximising the advantages of mirrorless over DSLRs. Well done for pushing sensor technology.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 22:42 UTC as 202nd comment
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (3439 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.

Some lens manufacturers have glass with optical characteristics equivalent to fluorite but without the disadvantages - fragility and large coefficient of thermal expansion.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 12:50 UTC
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Digitalis32: With these filters being made of such hard material that is cut so thin, it doesn't take much to imagine what would happen if one of these shattered - which can happen if they are struck hard, from the right angle. Sapphire would tear up the front element of any lens like it was made of wet tissue paper and the thin glass will cut your fingers to shreds should you carelessly attempt to remove it.

Also, 30 layers of optical coatings, that would be 15 layers per side which raises a question... Fuji EBC coatings which are the undisputed best in the industry have only 13 layers, and 99.8% overall transmittance (I can post citations on this). Since when did Korea optics manufacturers have this kind of technology?

Good points about the dangers of shattered sapphire.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2015 at 04:13 UTC
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Mescalamba: Thats interesting actually.

Otherwise, sapphire in this case is just synthetic corundum. Rather easy to make in large quantities. Not much to do with that sparkling blue gems. :) Im not sure if it even has same oxides as natural one. But sure, sapphire glass sounds much better than corundum glass. :D

Technically, sapphire isn't glass. One has an ordered atomic structure so is a crystal, glass has a disordered atomic structure so is glass.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2015 at 04:10 UTC
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Daryl Cheshire: carborundum conumdrum

corundum, without the arbs. One's silicon carbide, the other aluminium oxide.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2015 at 04:07 UTC

I've read that the 5DS and 5DS R have a more saturated RGB filter to achieve more accurate colour rendition. You would think that would be a major camera feature but no one is talking about it. Nor are they pointing out that a stronger RGB filter will result in a lowering of the upper ISO limit when the low ISO limit is questioned.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 23:13 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
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BarnET: DPreview,
Thanks for posting this article on this Issue.
Guys let's just keep this civil. Acknowledgement is a good thing.
Nikon has been less consumer freindly with problems in the past.

I think it's the pot CALLING the kettle black. Anyway that gets you nowhere as most cameras are black to start with.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 09:08 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1946 comments in total)
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Allen Yang: I like the addition of the dedicated AF review pages. But, where is the "compare" mode on the conclusion page? Is there something wrong with my browser?

"Compare" isn't there in Chrome but it's there in IE

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2014 at 03:48 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1656 comments in total)

Canon may have a chance. The Epson 6" x 4" battery powered printer which I had was useless. It ended up getting chucked out.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 00:26 UTC as 199th comment
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1418 comments in total)
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pboehi: Why do those cameras force me to use the dreadful 3:2 image ratio and don't give me more options - like 5:4? I have to wait for the next pro model...

You do have more options, it's called cropping. What your asking is for the camera to crop for you.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 23:55 UTC
On Sony unveils FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS cinema lens article (119 comments in total)
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Dazzer8888: Damn, that's a nice lens for the A7

Can't believe how some readers don't get that it's a specialty lens for video.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 09:00 UTC
On Sony unveils FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS cinema lens article (119 comments in total)
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wsalopek: ASTRONOMICAL PRICE.

For those who want some kind of decent line of FE lenses (good/great performance AND at least semi-affordable) as they consider buying into the Sony FE ecosystem...announcements like this are rather disheartening....$2500?

Honestly, to say something like this "expands the FE lineup", is like saying "Gulfstream has introduced a new business jet, so YAY, Joe Traveler has more choices of aircraft to fly".

Of course I exaggerate some but...

Look...this is probably a good lens. But for Canon and Nikon customers who are considering an A7/variant (or indeed ANYONE considering an A7/variant), the limited number of FE lenses (A-mount + LA-EA4 is far from ideal), compounded by the utter astronomical prices of said Sony lenses, is, well, like I said, sickening.

Yes, it is really cheap for what it is. I reckon Sony would do very well if they made it available in Nikon/Canon mounts. Likely not possible though without redesign due to lens mount to sensor differences.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 08:52 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1418 comments in total)
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PHOTOJOE55: Not many comments about the AA Filter...

Henry, your first guess is right.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 08:19 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1418 comments in total)
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rfsIII: You know why Nikon cameras are so screwed up? Because of you people and your negative comments. The engineers at Nikon are people with feelings just like you and when they read these words—even in translation—it must be devastating to their professional pride and their egos.
So instead of innovating boldly and giving us amazing cameras, they design out of hurt feelings and confusion and fear of further criticism. Hence, we get timid cameras that are confusing. Creative people thrive on positive feedback. You need to praise the good behavior, ignore the bad.
So, if you don't like what Nikon is doing, you have only yourselves to blame.

I believe the fold-out screen is helium filled Scottelly.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 07:28 UTC
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