Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a Senior Researcher - Canon Australia
Joined on Jul 17, 2004
About me:

Canon 1D X, 5D III, 17-40 f/4L, 45 f/2.8 TS-E, Sigma 50 f/1.4 Sigma 85 f/1.4, 135 f/2L, Canon 100 f/2.8L IS macro, 70-200 f/2.8L IS mk II, 300 f/2.8L IS, 100-400 f/4-5.6L IS, 500 f/4L IS mk II, 1.4x TC III, 2x TC III, 600 EX, Sigma 24 f/1.8 EX, Canon 24-7 f/2.8 mk II, Sigma 150 f/2.8 Macro EX HSM DG


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On article RX aeternus? Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II review (269 comments in total)

A list of cons nearly s long as the pros, useless AF for anything that moves, EVF still not a scratch on OVF, sky-high price. This is a 70% camera at best but hey it seems 4K video puts people in a trance and makes them lose their mind. Sony has become the new Apple it appears.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2015 at 23:53 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
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samhain: Very impressive lens, sigma is really on a roll.
Making Canon/Nikon lens division look like they're stuck in molasses :)

Moronic comment, but don't facts get in the way of opinion.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2015 at 07:48 UTC
On article Second time lucky? A closer look at Sony's new RX1R II (543 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: Fast 24mm, Please! (FF)
Enough of the pedestrian hardly wide longish primes = 35mm (nor longish hardly wide 28mm, no thx)

What about making it with a Leica like Trimar lens, say 24/28/35 f/2. Sure lens would be bigger but camera more useful

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2015 at 01:25 UTC
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SammyToronto: This is the stuff of wet dreams; I want one BAD!

I'm sure your girlfriend will wish you and your camera well in the future

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 23:09 UTC

Canon finally gets the G7X right (well almost as there's no 4K video). But I'd trade that for the more useful zoom range compared to the RX100IV and $150 price advantage. Might sell the G1X for this but not sure yet.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 05:37 UTC as 72nd comment | 1 reply
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belle100: "Both the 12mm and 15mm (pictured above) versions are presently available ..."

I think I need to see an optician. I only see one lens in one photo and I can't tell what FL it is.

Look at the maximum aperture of f/4.5, that tells you it is the 15mm lens as the others are f/5.6. I'd book in that appointment ;o)

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2015 at 04:28 UTC
On article Recipe for 6S: iPhone 6S Real-world Sample Gallery (122 comments in total)
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Temporel: really not impressed.

Like all smartphones don't look at the 100% views as they are quite mushy even at ISO 25. Would make decent 6 x 9 prints and clearly overkill for the majority of peoples facebook crap.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2015 at 22:49 UTC
On Connect post Microsoft Surface Pro 4 comes with larger screen and more power (206 comments in total)
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nerd2: Nice tablet but simply priced wrong. I need minimum 8GB ram and 256GB storage for any productivity tasks and they charge $300 premium for that? No thanks.

And the surface book costs even more, $1699 for 8GB/256GB configuration... I thought apple pricing was terrible and MS one is worse.

Wait for the soon to be announced Dell XPS update, sounds very nice and price will be lower no doubt. Yes it has a 16GB ram option, UHD screen, SSD storage.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2015 at 03:27 UTC
On Connect post Microsoft Surface Pro 4 comes with larger screen and more power (206 comments in total)
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Dirk Nuary: 16GB RAM, really?

We don't know if it's a graphics pro computer yet, no real details about the screen yet.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2015 at 03:25 UTC
On Connect post Microsoft Surface Pro 4 comes with larger screen and more power (206 comments in total)
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OliverGlass: Now THIS is a true Pro gadget for the working artist.
I can't wait for another apple fanboy to confuse this with the non pro Surface version. He'll likely blurt out nonsense like "you can just use android apps on this piece of s**T" :D

What's the colour gamut of the screen. As long as it's at least 80% AdobeRGB then I'd consider it for my travel device.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2015 at 03:24 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2157 comments in total)
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Tower: The decent photographer should know how to exposure. Not post process up 5 stops. Can you do this on slide? even on B?W film?

Why can't we dislike too. Stupid post by Tower.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2015 at 01:53 UTC
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select: LOL

Double face palm for this article. I haven't laughed this hard for a while. I can't wait to edit my 5Ds/D810/A7RII files on this, especially the multishot panoramas, 4GB should be more than enough as should the cpu.

However, the iPad is fine for previewing images

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2015 at 04:06 UTC

I see even is Australia where the dollar has plummeted, you can now get deals on the NX500 body only for $399, which seems ridiculously good value. So with a kit lens you can get a camera that blows away the somewhat overrated RX100IV for a few hundred less. However this tells me one thing, Samesung are struggling a lot in the camera market and I suspect will give up in a few years.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2015 at 00:29 UTC as 52nd comment | 2 replies
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James A.: Would this be okay for printing photos off my iPhone ? :)

Not really, photos of people sticking their tongue out, pulling faces or vomiting require far more capable printers than these.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2015 at 23:29 UTC
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Neez: This is the first zoom sony should have released for the E mount. Second should be the 70-200 f2.8.

Sony is living the lie by only releasing slower f/4 zooms. They have not released the work horse 24-70 f/2.8 or 70-200 f/2.8 lenses and never will.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2015 at 00:49 UTC
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Marcelobtp: ISO 200, 400, 1600 shots?

You want the ISO 1600 shots, you can't handle the ISO 1600 shots!

Tiny little dud sensors that are only decent at ISO 100-200 and the sensor should have been pensioned off 5 years ago. 1" is the new entry level sensor folks.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2015 at 00:45 UTC
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Raist3d: Canon keeps making mega-pixel count sensors that never see the light of the day at the < $10k consumer camera level. This is more for high end security apps at the moment. It probably costs quite a bit to make also.

You mean sensors like the 50.6MP fullframe sensor that is NOT in the $3.6K 5Ds.

Do you really think we need 250MP sensor in a DSLR?

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2015 at 03:27 UTC
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Felice62: Who does really care? This is an academic discussion, IMO. Professional photographers sell images not bunch of "14 uncompressed then post processed" buckets of bits. If you produce likeable or sellable images with your 14- or-maybe-12-compressed-raw files then you should be fine.

Felice62 don't give up your day job, which clearly doesn't involve logic or science.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 11:10 UTC
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Rouseabout: Dpreview need more ideas for Sony articles, please post your suggestions here

What about Sony for President!

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 11:09 UTC
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zorgon: The 45mm 1.8 is a heavy lens at 540g (compared to canon/nikon 50mm 1.8 lenses) but if the image quality is comparable to the sigma 50mm art then it's well worth it. The weather sealing and VC are big advantages over the Sigma.

In another league optically I would say and with VC. These are more like Sigma Art lenses than cheap consumer junk.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2015 at 10:14 UTC
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