David Myers

David Myers

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a Imaging consultant
Has a website at www.digitalmasters.com.au
Joined on Jan 6, 2001
About me:

DIGITALMASTERS australasia
Professional Imaging Services for fine artists
photographers, archivists, medicine & science.
The Spit
NSW 2088
• Specialised marine imaging services
• Kodak licensed Pro Photo CD scanning
• Exhibition standard film and print scanning
• Digital photographic copying & macrography
• Archival, exhibition and large format print output
• High resolution retouching and photo restorations
• Real estate and product photography & QuickTime VR
• STOCKCUBE™ digital media asset management solutions
• Distributors for FILM™ Film Industry Location Manager solutions

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On Nikon D810 Preview preview (928 comments in total)
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Midwest: I am not a Nikon shooter, but I have to say this is one impressive camera. When I see people claiming that other kinds of cameras are going to make the DSLR obsolete, all I can say is, not while DSLRs are still being released with specs and features like this.

But Nikon makes the photo micrography optical systems that Sony use to image the sensors!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 01:43 UTC
On 1939: England in Color (part 1) article (219 comments in total)
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David Myers: I scan really old Kodachrome, Ektachrome and other E4, E6 slides all the time and only the Kodachromes come close to showing accurate colour (after fixing it's default blue shadow casts). The reason is that Kodachrome is essentially a silver based emulsion with archival colour dyes added by Kodak's unique processing. Sadly all the E4 and E6 transparencies display some level of fading and consequent colour shifts. https://www.facebook.com/www.digitalmasters.com.au

Raw files are not able to be corrupted. Only you can add changes, good or bad, all of which are 'undoable' right back to the original Raw data.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2014 at 21:37 UTC
On Rare photos of Nagasaki destruction auctioned article (109 comments in total)

The money should go back to the family of the original photographer as the MP 'stole' the images!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2014 at 06:59 UTC as 22nd comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)

I wish you guys would fix the uneven lighting on the test scene - there are hotspots from the lamps on each side which wash out the black DMax!

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2014 at 00:51 UTC as 286th comment | 1 reply
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2979 comments in total)

I would buy it for the 24mm 'wider' angle lens and the 'real world' viewfinder. These are two things that every expensive 'prosumer' should consider as being the bare minimum items for a pro's 'pocket backup' camera!

The 24mm 'lens equivalent' matches the angle of view of the Zeiss 38mm Biogon on the Hasselblad SWC - perfect for interior shots. This is the 'Goldilocks' wide angle: Not too close - not too wide: A really wide shot without details being too small in the image! I can then do a simple crop if I need more magnification at the 'long' end and all is well!

And EVERY pro needs a proper eye level viewfinder. You can't 'lock and brace' a camera into your face like a 'human tripod' for precise shots if you have to wave the camera around in the air with one hand while shielding the LCD screen with the other!

David Myers: www.digitalmasters.com.au.au

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2014 at 06:45 UTC as 494th comment | 1 reply
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (634 comments in total)
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8632Morrison: Just looking at the daylight RAW comparison to the Sony RX100 II and forgive me if I'm wrong, but it sure looks like the Canon is the clear equal (or better) and also at high ISOs. Regardless, the G1 XII looks like a good very good camera and shoots quite well (maybe less so in video, but that's not a concern for me) by all I can see. Fully deserving of the Silver it earned.

It's funny but I also do tend to rely on MY eyes to evaluate images. People that rely on stats to assess images should become statisticians and stay out of photography and imaging! Hit LIKE if you agree and lets swamp dumb comments like the above with lots of common sense!

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 04:49 UTC
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Edmond Leung: Buy it? No way!
I would save my money to buy Carl Zeiss.

Saving, saving, saving, saving, saving, still saving, still saving, saving more, saving more, saving even more, oh bugger I'm too old to crawl out and take pictures!

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 03:34 UTC
On Get more accurate color with camera calibration article (202 comments in total)
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NikoKiko: One thing nobody mentions here is that manufacturer states that the colorchecker is only good for two years and after that you should buy another one. They say the printed colors start to change after that time and your color calibrations won't be precise any more.
I have one colorchecker passport from 3 years ago, so maybe it can not be trusted anymore, who knows.
Seem rather expensive if you need to change it every 2 years. And they should also print manufacturing date on the thing in that case, so you know.
Of course you'll need to change only if you aquare new cameras or want to recalibrate after it .... "expires"
LoL

For that reason I use the Datacolor 'SpyderCheckr' which has a split colour 'FadeCheckr' patch to show the fading status. Mine is two years old, is kept closed between jobs and shows no signs of fading.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 23:31 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2081 comments in total)
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burnymeister: All the whining about price. YOLO folks. If you can't afford it move on. It's a gorgeous piece of tech and engineering. I can't wait to own it.

I have all of the above but am still buying a 'T'. It's not about value it's about investing in beautiful photographic icon built by a company that gave us the 2:3 35mm format and also co-incedentally saved hundreds of Jews from the gas chambers. Or you can buy something made in Japan - think about THAT!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 08:39 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2081 comments in total)
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Maklike Tier: Oh, I should also mention that the manufacturing of the body is stupid. First, they should do a custom extrusion for the basic shape so all they have to do is surface finish it and not waste resources making Aluminium chips. Secondly, hand finishing this is a waste of time. All it needs is a tumble deburr. Paying someone to sit there hand finishing it for the best part of an hour is a waste of time, money and labor. Me personally? Do all the boring stuff with a machine, because that's what they're for, and pass the savings on. It makes absolutely zero difference to the finished product.

People like you were called Luddites 100 years ago. Today you would just be labelled tasteless. If you want a cheap camera with mass produced finishing and no charisma just buy a Sony a6000 and stop annoying people who appreciate the ultimate in craftsmanship, don't have a problem paying for it and will cherish it for years!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 08:25 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2081 comments in total)
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Skipper494: I have an original self-wind Seiko watch, made from a solid block of stainless steel, which is also a work of art and as new , though 47 years old. I would be inclined to buy this camera for similar reasons, but am not a lover of touch screens and think that the sample shots are not great.

Too bad we can't evaluate RAW samples. Certainly, some of my NEX 7 processed RAW shots are sharper and, of course, of greater resolution. I want to see processed RAW samples from the 23mm F2. As it is, it is not as sharp as my old film 6 x 7 Rapid Omega.

Check the price of a 6x7cm professional scan add the cost of the film, processing, dust and scratch retouching and multiply by five year's worth of shots. A gold plated digital Leica will look inexpensive by comparison ;)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 04:25 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2081 comments in total)
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burnymeister: All the whining about price. YOLO folks. If you can't afford it move on. It's a gorgeous piece of tech and engineering. I can't wait to own it.

Thank you!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 04:22 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2081 comments in total)
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arndsan: 45min hand polished - bizarre marketing for a camera.

Not if your target customer buys a Rolex watch out of 'petty cash'!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 04:21 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2081 comments in total)
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gmke: I like Bentley's too, and probably for the same reason, as objects of admiration. My reaction to the Nikon mirror-less was exactly the opposite, complete disgust for poop in the pool. How different things would be now, if the mirror-less game had not gotten off to a bad start with the half-baked sensor. The discussion of "size" would be over already. Leica's entry would seem to have a huge legitimating effect, a shot across the bow for pretending and dragging of feet. As has been the case for many years, the first things this boy wants to know about are the Leica lenses. They've always been good! The camera is cool too. You get to buy it to use the lenses.

I wasn't talking about Nikon Mirrorless I was talking about the performance of the non anti-aliassing APS-C sensors. You are adding your bias to simple concepts and confusing the issues. Talking of which what components or characteristics associated with Bentley cars are you fond of when you add an apostrophe?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 04:18 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2081 comments in total)
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mediapro: who, who is interested in photography, will be so stpd and fortunated (some things come together), to buy this kind of jewelry? Leica-times are passed. This is kind of bllshit. I worked with the analogue Leica M6, great camera. Leica was great, but not in this digital years. The lenses, ok. Pricey, but they are good. Voigtlaender and Fuji are almost as good. And btw who, the one who's not watching pure pixel views, sees the difference???? Leica : no way. Fuji : very good, but efforts must come!

Also see: http://www.l-camera-forum.com/leica-forum/leica-m9-forum/250530-m9-sensor-life-2.html

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 00:27 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2081 comments in total)

As someone who has worked in design all their life I would buy one just to look at - it's a stunning camera design, beautifully executed and brilliantly functional. If you don't 'get it' then it's probably not for you but don't draw price and feature comparisons or throw insults, it's pointless!

With the best lenses I can get stunning results from the 'no AA filter' APS-C sensors in my Nikons so I'll just get rid of some old full frame Leica gear and go Leica T (plus the M adapter and finder)!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 00:16 UTC as 373rd comment | 1 reply
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2081 comments in total)
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mediapro: who, who is interested in photography, will be so stpd and fortunated (some things come together), to buy this kind of jewelry? Leica-times are passed. This is kind of bllshit. I worked with the analogue Leica M6, great camera. Leica was great, but not in this digital years. The lenses, ok. Pricey, but they are good. Voigtlaender and Fuji are almost as good. And btw who, the one who's not watching pure pixel views, sees the difference???? Leica : no way. Fuji : very good, but efforts must come!

Mainline Photographic's used equipment department: http://www.mainlinephoto.com.au

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 00:00 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2081 comments in total)
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mediapro: who, who is interested in photography, will be so stpd and fortunated (some things come together), to buy this kind of jewelry? Leica-times are passed. This is kind of bllshit. I worked with the analogue Leica M6, great camera. Leica was great, but not in this digital years. The lenses, ok. Pricey, but they are good. Voigtlaender and Fuji are almost as good. And btw who, the one who's not watching pure pixel views, sees the difference???? Leica : no way. Fuji : very good, but efforts must come!

Sadly though the digital M cameras are a liability as the sensors are delaminating and costing a fortune to fix!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 23:33 UTC
On 1939: England in Color (part 1) article (219 comments in total)

I scan really old Kodachrome, Ektachrome and other E4, E6 slides all the time and only the Kodachromes come close to showing accurate colour (after fixing it's default blue shadow casts). The reason is that Kodachrome is essentially a silver based emulsion with archival colour dyes added by Kodak's unique processing. Sadly all the E4 and E6 transparencies display some level of fading and consequent colour shifts. https://www.facebook.com/www.digitalmasters.com.au

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 23:16 UTC as 82nd comment | 3 replies
On Nikon D3300 Review preview (232 comments in total)

What is wrong with the lighting in the test scene?
It is uneven with edge of scene reflections in the flash lit set and the left lamp/s seems to be off in the tungsten lit set!
This is hopeless for any decent evaluations!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 05:49 UTC as 22nd comment
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