Waimak Stud

Waimak Stud

Lives in Japan Okinawa, Japan
Works as a Teacher
Joined on Apr 24, 2009

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On CreativeLive to host one-day event with Art Wolfe article (33 comments in total)

I SO WANT TO see this, but by our time in Japan, that's about 12am to 6am, and my wife is probably gonna have a child tonight, so probably best to leave it tonight, aye.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 13:33 UTC as 14th comment
On Using third-party lenses on Sony Cyber-shot a7 / a7R article (490 comments in total)
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Waimak Stud: Can anyone please answer this question? I am thinking about getting an a7 and would like to use it with old FD lenses, but have only had the chance to try one in the shop. I have heard how many steps one needs to initiate magnified view, however, in the shop, when the focus mode switch is on AF/M then simply pushing the button in the middle of that switch and turning the focus on the lens magnifies the view automatically. Does this only work with native Sony lenses? Does that not also work with third party or legacy lenses?

Oh, Ok, thanks for your reply. Bit of a shame that just pushing that button doesn't work, but double tapping the assigned button doesn't seem too hard. Just like using my GF1 with an FD lens. Just have to be careful when re-composing that I don't lean towards the subject.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2014 at 02:11 UTC
On Using third-party lenses on Sony Cyber-shot a7 / a7R article (490 comments in total)

Can anyone please answer this question? I am thinking about getting an a7 and would like to use it with old FD lenses, but have only had the chance to try one in the shop. I have heard how many steps one needs to initiate magnified view, however, in the shop, when the focus mode switch is on AF/M then simply pushing the button in the middle of that switch and turning the focus on the lens magnifies the view automatically. Does this only work with native Sony lenses? Does that not also work with third party or legacy lenses?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 01:22 UTC as 38th comment | 3 replies
On Sigma announces all-new 50mm F1.4 DG HSM 'Art' lens article (245 comments in total)

Which Sony mount? Alpha or E? Would be great if this were the first EF third party lens. Unlikely though.

Cancel that, just saw it says alpha. Oh well.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 01:54 UTC as 55th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon Df real-world samples gallery article (224 comments in total)
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Waimak Stud: I have never been more excited about a camera than this one, but picked one up the other day, had a bit of a play with it, and was quite disappointed. Felt a lot more plasticky than i expected, has great ability to use old Nikon lenses but no focussing screen, and the adjustments were really fiddly, with having to push a little button every time. Think I might defect to the Sony A7 after all.

I'm just saying that since I got into DSLR photography I have been wishing for a camera that is reminiscent of the Old film cameras. I don't have Nikon, but something like my Canon AE-1. Manual adjustments, solid, small, easy to focus etc. For the price and the hype I really expected to the DF to live up to that. I had heard that it's not going to be possible to change the focussing screen in the DF, which seems odd since it's compatibility with old lenses is a big drawing card.

I know it may sound petty to complain about pushing a fiddly little knob, but the DF makes a big deal about being able to change all parameters at the turn of a dial, so I think I would get annoyed having to do that for everything.

And there may not be many native lenses for the A7, but manual focussing is a breeze and there are a plethora of adaptors. Plus the size and form factor is far closer to my Canon AE-1.

I still think the DF is a far superior camera in theory, however. It's a thing of beauty!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2013 at 03:08 UTC
On Nikon Df real-world samples gallery article (224 comments in total)

I have never been more excited about a camera than this one, but picked one up the other day, had a bit of a play with it, and was quite disappointed. Felt a lot more plasticky than i expected, has great ability to use old Nikon lenses but no focussing screen, and the adjustments were really fiddly, with having to push a little button every time. Think I might defect to the Sony A7 after all.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 13:21 UTC as 35th comment | 12 replies
On In Photos: Olympic torch to make first-ever spacewalk article (117 comments in total)
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Waimak Stud: Um... Priorities? A country that doesn't yet want people to have equal freedoms under the law wants to send an Olympic torch into space? That doesn't make you look great, it kinda just makes you look like d1cks.

I'm not an American, and I would probably be saying the same thing if they were doing it too. It just seems a silly distraction. I do take back I the d1ck part, because that seems directed at the people of Russia, not the leadership, and I know they don't make these decisions. I'm sorry.I'm sure if the people of Russia had the choice, they would prefer more respect for women, a repeal of the law that stops people talking about homosexuality, less threatened freedom of speech etc rather than a moonwalking torch.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 23:49 UTC
On In Photos: Olympic torch to make first-ever spacewalk article (117 comments in total)

Um... Priorities? A country that doesn't yet want people to have equal freedoms under the law wants to send an Olympic torch into space? That doesn't make you look great, it kinda just makes you look like d1cks.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 14:52 UTC as 20th comment | 7 replies
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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JordanAT: I shot FM2 and F3HP in college (the paper's stable), but when I scraped the money together I got an F4s. The molded frame just fits in my hand better, so the styling is a negative. I LOVE the manual dials, and would have considered this as a replacement for my D3 - even giving up the 1/8000 shutter - until I read this:

"If your CPU lens has an aperture it must be locked to the smallest aperture 'auto' setting, and you cannot use the ring directly to set aperture.

Boom - no sale. I prefer to shoot in aperture mode most of the time, and my left hand still cradles the camera, ready to swap between focus, zoom, and aperture. With the D3, I feel like I'm missing part of my hand not to have an aperture ring, and this doesn't bring that back.

I agree, that was a bit of a surprise. A lower resolution sensor doing no video for more money that a similarly sized, sealed and autofocussed body, but touting full compatibility with old manual focussed lenses, and yet not even even doing that as expected? What is there to love? The manual controls? I love them, but I am willing to look upon them at a distance for the sake of convenvience. Please don't get me wrong, I LOVE the manual controls, and have longed for this camera for many years, but also have a family to look after and know that more money spent on good lenses equals better pictures. I am more than troubled right now.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 13:31 UTC
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Stealthy Ninja: I don't think anyone is going to do much of a critique on his work.

I'll just say, it's nice he has a way of communicating. :)

Actually, good use of negative space, leading lines, rule of thirds. His pictures stand up to critique even. A good heartwarming story.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2013 at 11:21 UTC
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Nathebeach: Very nice action shot of the guy jumping the railing. Looks like they have one, maybe two bright lights on the subject. Seems suspiciously well lit for a night club shot. Do you suppose that Nokia is trying to show their camera in a good light with a pro photographer? Hey I can't criticize that; I would do the same if I were them. My point is I cannot wait to see what it can do in poor lighting. Time will tell.

If they were doing that, I would have expected them to get rid of the red-eye and maybe clean his shoes up a bit.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2013 at 00:54 UTC
On Social media photo trend: Dragon Ball attacks post (13 comments in total)

How is it that an American following a Japanese meme is "proof that it is evolving to a new level?" In what way? Because as far as I can see the Japanese school girls were doing it way better than the guy in the first picture. Far more effort and imagination had gone into their images.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2013 at 01:39 UTC as 8th comment

It's flawed because it didn't ask which was taken by which camera, it said "Which photo is better?" Of course some working photos have been taken with good equipment. Then it showed a picture of two fat blokes building something versus a beach sunset. 90% of my choices were for the canon 5d III not the iphone but on the subject and beauty, not the quality.

It's not a camera showdown at all, it's a picture comparison and compares some stupid choices.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2013 at 10:09 UTC as 31st comment
On Five Friends Take Same Picture for 30 Years article (108 comments in total)
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Lupti: Nice idea...but the site is so awfully slow, it feels like it has loaded completely when they take their next photograph in 2017...

Actually my browser only loaded the first 2 and the last photo so I just had a good laugh and gave up.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2012 at 23:44 UTC

わあああ!楽しそう!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2011 at 03:51 UTC as 26th comment
On DSC_0001 in the > Hidden challenge (3 comments in total)

Sorry, I never realised that I got any replies from this. Thanks, this has cheered me up knowing that someone at least noticed, sadly my wife doesn't like the shot at all.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2011 at 06:45 UTC as 2nd comment
On Hello little (green) car in the Depth of Field in a Macro! challenge (4 comments in total)

I was so bummed when I scored so low that I never looked at this entry again, but I got comments, and they are pretty supportive. Hey, I really appreciate, thanks!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2011 at 06:37 UTC as 1st comment
On Back Alley in the Urban Lanscape challenge (3 comments in total)

I half expect to see him drop down from the fire escape in this pic.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2010 at 00:10 UTC as 3rd comment
On You Will Be Mine in the Spring Flowers! challenge (2 comments in total)

Only 145th? You were robbed mate, gorgeous shot.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2010 at 06:04 UTC as 1st comment
On Alone... in the Worthless Made Priceless challenge (2 comments in total)

I love what you did here! You presented so much mystery and created something completely different! I would love to know how you did this!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2009 at 14:20 UTC as 2nd comment
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