ric63

ric63

Lives in Australia New South Wales, Australia
Works as a Manager Volvo Group Australia
Joined on Jun 19, 2009

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On IMG_0825a photo in ric63's photo gallery (3 comments in total)
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Mina J: That is absolutely amazing. She is so beautiful and almost ready to meet all of her wonderful family.

She is almost baked, and ready to come out perfect :-)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2014 at 02:39 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1659 comments in total)
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ric63: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Sony will buy out/take over Canon within 2 years!
Same old Same old-------------------------------------

They are only protecting their interests.
How can a company about to fold due to no new or interesting products for how long now, keep buying sensors and tech from Sony?
So, keep it viable with Sony cash, its win win for Sony.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 23:44 UTC
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1659 comments in total)

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Sony will buy out/take over Canon within 2 years!
Same old Same old-------------------------------------

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 20:58 UTC as 247th comment | 2 replies
On Photokina 2014: Canon stand report article (69 comments in total)
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ric63: Still no tilt/swivel screen Canon??
C'mon now!

Fair enough.
I do a lot of ground level shooting and for me it's almost essential.

This is just Canon supplying lightly made over units and saying "hey we're Canon I'm new buy me" They should at least start supplying basic things on their cameras that compare with the opposition. A tilt / swivel screen is just a basic norm that other companies supply, but as it would cause Canon a headache to re design the body, they simply won't do it.. So how interested are Canon in providing something really new? Not very, just a few bits here and there and say I'm new. Cop out really.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 21:53 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Canon stand report article (69 comments in total)

Still no tilt/swivel screen Canon??
C'mon now!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 20:11 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1267 comments in total)
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OliverNZ: Hi all,

Well, had a play with one yesterday. Nice bright sharp view finder and the 400mm eq lens is pretty good. But, not nearly as tactile for manual shooting as the RX10. It was no where near as easy to use as appeture was hard to find. The build quality is not as good as the RX10. The Panasonic is lighter tho not by much.

To me, the RX10 feels like a better quality machine. This follows with my many years of dealing with Sony product in my jobs in TV dealing with their professional equipment and my personal equipment. Sony stuff usually costs a little more but it is usually just that bit better.

My 10c

Oliver

They sure do.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 00:36 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1267 comments in total)
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OliverNZ: Hi all,

Well, had a play with one yesterday. Nice bright sharp view finder and the 400mm eq lens is pretty good. But, not nearly as tactile for manual shooting as the RX10. It was no where near as easy to use as appeture was hard to find. The build quality is not as good as the RX10. The Panasonic is lighter tho not by much.

To me, the RX10 feels like a better quality machine. This follows with my many years of dealing with Sony product in my jobs in TV dealing with their professional equipment and my personal equipment. Sony stuff usually costs a little more but it is usually just that bit better.

My 10c

Oliver

Ive not held an R1, but I want one :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 00:18 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1267 comments in total)
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PerL: A few comments regarding the final thoughts. Personally I would definitely prefer to carry the better camera for an exclusive trip like that. And a 7D with a 70-200 is really not that behind in reach - 320 eqv vs 400 eqv on the super zoom. Not to mention that the 400 mm on the 7D is a 640 eqv, quite a bit longer. Finally, the AF of the 7D should be more capable of dealing with breaching whales (read M Reichmanns experiences from Antarctica).

Everyone needs to remember the RX10 & now the FZ1000 are a whole new genre IE new size sensor in this class, high quality lenses, and full control of all functions. This is a new class of camera that is definitely not a P&S nor a superzoom. This new class will only grow and already we all have read about many DSLR users (I have a 7D) picking up the RX10 & now the RX100III instead of their DSLR back packs full of gear.

I just spend 5 weeks in Europe with the RX10 and the quality of images SOOC from this gem has made me re think the entire game. There is no way I would pick up kilos of gear for a trip ever again.
Just check some posts from RX10 & RX100 using clear image zoom, totaly amazing stuff.

Im looking forward to see how this new class of camera progresses and what will come next, and it wont be DSLR's thats for sure.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 21:36 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1267 comments in total)
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OliverNZ: Hi all,

Well, had a play with one yesterday. Nice bright sharp view finder and the 400mm eq lens is pretty good. But, not nearly as tactile for manual shooting as the RX10. It was no where near as easy to use as appeture was hard to find. The build quality is not as good as the RX10. The Panasonic is lighter tho not by much.

To me, the RX10 feels like a better quality machine. This follows with my many years of dealing with Sony product in my jobs in TV dealing with their professional equipment and my personal equipment. Sony stuff usually costs a little more but it is usually just that bit better.

My 10c

Oliver

Agreed.
The RX10 is very solid and tough.
Best made Sony so far I would say.
I still stand by my claim that it is the best camera i have ever had for SOOC images with no PP.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2014 at 21:23 UTC
On Beyond the ordinary: Tim Dodd's Everyday Astronaut article (102 comments in total)

AWESOME!
How good is the last one!!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2014 at 11:03 UTC as 54th comment

AMAZING shot of an amazing girl. Very well framed and shot.

Well deserved win :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 04:24 UTC as 1st comment
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Michael Ma: The concept has potential, but needs a lot of work. Honestly, it would be a lot more interesting if you just shot it on a white background with a flash. Flash may be limited to 1/250s, but that's only how long the shutter is open. The flash of light only lasts a few thousandths of a second, which would produce non-blurry results.

If you're going to shoot outdoors, maybe try to work with colors that complement each other. (Visiting Adobe Kuler for guidance).

Also, the background is distracting. Go for a shallow DOF which would turn your background into more of a watercolor canvas rather than a background full of attention-stealing objects in the background.

Also, learn to work in RAW and enhance colors by using the sliders for HSL. The colors in the paint are unnecessarily flat.

Agreed.
I don't mind the concept, but the grassy area is a real turn off.

I guess these locations were used as I'm sure there would have been ZERO clean up after the shoot lol

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2014 at 23:38 UTC
On Step into Edgar Martins' Time Machine article (34 comments in total)

What an amazing set of images.
And photographed beautifully.
I agree with the comments I have been reading.

My 2 cents worth is, the place would make an amazing set for the next Men In Black sequel.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2014 at 00:02 UTC as 6th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1267 comments in total)
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giosimar: I didn't like the "devolution" of fz cameras after the fz50, but this promises to be a very interesting camera!

I don't know what RX10 you were playing with chaos, mine plus one more I have access to spark up and extend the lens as quick as any other camera I have or have used.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2014 at 13:14 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 article (102 comments in total)

Nice bit of kit for the $
My question is, does it actualy run the RX10 Sensor?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 01:45 UTC as 13th comment
On 1939: England in Color (part 3) article (90 comments in total)

I was hoping there would be a part 3.

Im sorry to say I could look at a thousand parts of these images.
They are amazing.
Thanks so much for posting these.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2014 at 09:07 UTC as 58th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2962 comments in total)
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Boky: It is puzzling, really. I get more pleasing photos with my S90. The RX100 series is way too big to compete in size. I tried RX100 I and returned it immediately due to cold cast over all the photos it produced + not to mention the brick-like feel and size. If I go to an important event or holiday (or want to pixel peep) I take dslr and L glass with me in addition to S90. For P&S needs -> I have a camera that gives beautiful photo’s and I hardly know (or feel) it is with me. RX100 will have to shrink substantially to be able to compete with P&S cameras size-wise.
I did want to like RX100 III very much. But Sony needs to get the processing sorted and give us pleasing results that do not require couple off minutes processing per each photo to make them look nice. At the moment, to me at least, the RX100 is lost in space: way too big to compete with P&S segment, and with picture quality that is nowhere near dslr quality – yet it cost more than basic dslr and kit combos.

It doesn't take much to rile the Canon fans up, they get hurt very quickly and are quick to cry.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2014 at 22:53 UTC
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VadymA: Hmm, I am getting practically the same effect by taking a video with just one phone while moving the arm holding the phone in a wide arch over my head from one side to another. Sure I am not "freezing" the moment but comparing cost and efforts I don't see their point really.

hi Jim,
Agreed :-)

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 00:56 UTC
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VadymA: Hmm, I am getting practically the same effect by taking a video with just one phone while moving the arm holding the phone in a wide arch over my head from one side to another. Sure I am not "freezing" the moment but comparing cost and efforts I don't see their point really.

I agree

I don't see the point of it.
Interesting yes, that's about it for me.

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2014 at 08:10 UTC
On DSC02729 photo in ric63's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Wegis lol

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2014 at 08:07 UTC as 1st comment
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