adhall

adhall

Lives in Australia Brisbane, Australia
Works as a Engineer
Joined on Mar 21, 2010

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adhall: So here’s the ridiculous thing. Buying a camera because it’s small and light is like buying a car because it has a radio antenna. Yes, I enjoy listening to the radio, but that’s not why I buy a car.
The reason you buy a camera is to take photos. I’ve never looked at a print and thought, gee, that must have been taken with a small and light camera.

Ad campaigns like these miss the whole point of photography. Remind me not to by an Olympus...

Fair enough, I'll go with that comparison... and it's certainly not true that everyone who drives a big car is deformed and looks like an idiot...

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2015 at 11:33 UTC
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Wubslin: Unfunny, tired and stupid. If you don't like carrying heavy things, try not buying them.

n3eg, that was not the point of the video at all. In fact, it tried to portray anyone who uses a DSLR as a deformed, goofball nerd.
The point Wubslin is trying to make is that you should buy the camera that suits you best. And Wubslin is right.

For a lot of people (including many of the best photographers in the world), the DSLR is still the best option. If MFT is right for you; go for it...

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2015 at 01:30 UTC

So here’s the ridiculous thing. Buying a camera because it’s small and light is like buying a car because it has a radio antenna. Yes, I enjoy listening to the radio, but that’s not why I buy a car.
The reason you buy a camera is to take photos. I’ve never looked at a print and thought, gee, that must have been taken with a small and light camera.

Ad campaigns like these miss the whole point of photography. Remind me not to by an Olympus...

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 20:06 UTC as 25th comment | 6 replies

This is the most stupid campaign I've seen for a long time...

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 11:58 UTC as 33rd comment
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (359 comments in total)
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retro76: Honestly right now the Olympus EM10 is the camera to beat, especially @ $499. I purchased a Fuji XM1 before sending it back for the Oympus. I know it's subjective, but I really don't get the appeal of Fuji, it's a camera that reviewers seem to put on a pedestal, yet IMHO it's a camera that falls short in just about every category especially so compared to other brands I have used. Maybe I missed something in my short time using the camera, but it's a system that didn't impress me in the slightest, in fact it's the most clever marketing I have ever seen for a brand.

Easy. The fuji is the smallest APS-C system and by an large, it has a complete system of lenses.
There are many photographers (like me) who just don't like m4/3.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 20:03 UTC

Subscription arrangements are definitely unpopular and it seems Adobe is going that way. I suspect a combination of Capture One and Affinity Photo may well replace Lightroom and Photoshop for many photographers.

I'll definitely be trying it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 04:25 UTC as 72nd comment
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1113 comments in total)
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dylanear: "It offers the same continuous shooting performance as the D300S"

Um.... the D300 did 7, 8 with the grip. The D7200 does 6fps. The D300 came out in 2008. Somehow 7 years later 2fps slower is "the same", when to my brain we should be expecting 2fps more (10fps, hopefully without the grip).

Is DPReview getting money from Nikon for their slowball analysis of their product line? Afraid admitting the huge gap in Nikon's line up where a D400 should go will hurt D7200 sales over at Amazon.com??

Pathetic.

I really don't think 12 vs 14 bit is an issue if you're shooting sports. Landscape & Architecture yes, but sports... no.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2015 at 07:40 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1113 comments in total)
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Kaso: "It finds itself in the same class as the Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Pentax K-3, and Sony SLT-A77 II DSLRs as well as the Fujifilm X-T1, Olympus OM-D E-M5 II, Samsung NX1, and Sony Alpha 7 II mirrorless cameras."

The Sony Alpha 7 II is a full-frame mirrorless camera. How can it be in the same class as the Nikon D7200? Maybe you should have added the Nikon D610, the Nikon D750 and the Sony Alpha 6000 to the "class" to make it more interesting and... crowded?

I think this comment was made because all these cameras are in the same price range...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 20:38 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (1113 comments in total)
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dylanear: "It offers the same continuous shooting performance as the D300S"

Um.... the D300 did 7, 8 with the grip. The D7200 does 6fps. The D300 came out in 2008. Somehow 7 years later 2fps slower is "the same", when to my brain we should be expecting 2fps more (10fps, hopefully without the grip).

Is DPReview getting money from Nikon for their slowball analysis of their product line? Afraid admitting the huge gap in Nikon's line up where a D400 should go will hurt D7200 sales over at Amazon.com??

Pathetic.

yes, and you can also trick the D300 into doing 8fps without the grip... see youtube for details.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 20:33 UTC
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adhall: For those interested in what the lens is capable of, I'd suggest you head over to the fujifilm website. Examples there are MUCH better...
As many others have noted, this set of photos don't do this lens any justice.

Hi Badi, to be honest, I'd rather see some carefully crafted images that show where the lens shines than see a set that is bound to disappoint. Also, the fuji site does have one taken at 55mm and f/3.2...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 09:03 UTC
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adhall: For those interested in what the lens is capable of, I'd suggest you head over to the fujifilm website. Examples there are MUCH better...
As many others have noted, this set of photos don't do this lens any justice.

http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/x/fujinon_lens_xf16_55mmf28_r_lm_wr/sample_images/

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 06:10 UTC

For those interested in what the lens is capable of, I'd suggest you head over to the fujifilm website. Examples there are MUCH better...
As many others have noted, this set of photos don't do this lens any justice.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 06:10 UTC as 5th comment | 5 replies

I was hoping it would have nicer bokeh.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 21:01 UTC as 31st comment
On Go wide! Hands-on with Canon's 11-24mm F4 L article (227 comments in total)

ok, I have Nikon gear and have been eyeing the 14-24 for a while. But how good is this?!? Serious Canon envy at the moment...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 09:56 UTC as 52nd comment | 5 replies
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adhall: Would have been nice to also make it equivalent to the Canon/Nikon 24-70s i.e. make it ~f/2.0...

Yes. it would be a comparable price to the current generation of Canikon 24-70 lenses. This is the kind of lens that professionals are looking for and this is the price professionals currently pay for such a lens... The point of f/2.0 is that it gets much closer to the DOF (and light gathering capability) of the equivalent FF f/2.8 lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2015 at 08:45 UTC
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adhall: Would have been nice to also make it equivalent to the Canon/Nikon 24-70s i.e. make it ~f/2.0...

no thanks

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 07:27 UTC
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adhall: Would have been nice to also make it equivalent to the Canon/Nikon 24-70s i.e. make it ~f/2.0...

It wouldn’t need to be huge. There’s no reason it should be any bigger than the existing Canon 24-70 f/2.8 for instance; definitely not huge.
All of the points above considered, I’d still prefer this lens to be f/2.0 rather than an f/2.8. I’m sure there are many others in the same boat as me…

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 06:07 UTC
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adhall: Would have been nice to also make it equivalent to the Canon/Nikon 24-70s i.e. make it ~f/2.0...

yes... the shallower DOF would have been nice...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 01:37 UTC

Would have been nice to also make it equivalent to the Canon/Nikon 24-70s i.e. make it ~f/2.0...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 01:07 UTC as 25th comment | 15 replies
On Have Your Say: Best Lens of 2013 article (88 comments in total)
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Riezer: Zeiss Otus obviously. A few of the others are very good, but this one is stunning, amazing, superb.

and expensive...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 07:04 UTC
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