matt k

matt k

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Apr 19, 2002


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On Nikon D750 Review preview (1892 comments in total)
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wherearemyshorts: 1/4000 top shutter speed.

My 10 year old D70 will do 1/8000 of a second. OF course the D70 used a CCD sensor and the shutter was opened and the sensor was turned on for 1/8000 of a second.

But then I do not think it would interfere with taking photographs. But I am still happy with 6 megapixels. But those 6 megapixels cost only $1000 but then.

The difference between 1/8000th and 1/4000th is...let's face it....1/4000th of a second. In photographic terms it doesn't make much of a difference to most users.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2015 at 05:04 UTC
On Dignity in the Portrait - Emotions in Black & White challenge (12 comments in total)

Perfect. Pure artistry!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2014 at 11:29 UTC as 6th comment
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (398 comments in total)

Advice to Leica
If you can't build a better digital camera than those already available on the market....then build transistor radios instead.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 07:08 UTC as 102nd comment
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1422 comments in total)

Flip-out screen is the weak link for me. Makes a camera fragile, otherwise, it seems like a very good camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 07:57 UTC as 344th comment | 9 replies
On Opinion: Do we really need the Fuji X30? article (311 comments in total)

I think they are missing the boat. This camera should have had an even better OVF, faster focus and better IQ than the previous 2 models. A tilting screen is not a game changer. If you start with a good product and keep improving it then you will end up with perfection. If you simply keep changing it then you end up with something else. The X10 could have been developed into a classic Leica type camera that every photographer would want in his camera bag. The image quality of the original X10 was remarkable and it would have taken little to make the camera king of the point and shoots.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 04:13 UTC as 49th comment
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (470 comments in total)

That's one pretty little camera.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 13:43 UTC as 98th comment

I had a dream that this would happen...therefore the copyright belongs to me.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2014 at 00:16 UTC as 466th comment | 1 reply

An interesting study in shape, form and colour. For all of the stupid, negative comments on this thread, these images are whimsical and I'm sure anyone who looks at them can see other creative possibilities using this technique. Look, think and learn.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2014 at 03:18 UTC as 34th comment

Simply a joy to look at. Thank you.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2014 at 05:15 UTC as 39th comment

Can I suggest that perhaps the photographer gets 70% and 500px gets 30%.
Their current proposal is insulting and smacks of greed.
And can I suggest that if it doesn't happen then photographers boycott the site?
Perhaps there is an opening here for a photographers co-op where a group of photographers start up a site and get the full value of their images minus expenses?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 11:31 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply

Since when did a decent camera grip become an 'extra'? Was a time when they were designed to have decent grips.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2014 at 01:24 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On Adobe's Fujifilm X-Trans sensor processing tested article (138 comments in total)
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Robert Eckerlin: This is surely not my specialty. But I have nevertheless the impression that the industry (i.e. companies developing photo cameras and companies developing RAW-processing software) should come up with new additional standards in the area of RAW formats in order to avoid future repeats of the problem that we have encountered.

These new additional standards should on one side allow camera developers to be innovative (for example in the current particular case the use of other than Bayer arrays) and on the other side make sure that the developers of RAW processing Software can support without too much struggles these innovations. .... (continuation in next post)

The problem with an International standard format for RAW is what if my company can produce images from RAW files that are superior to the standard format? Do I downsample to fit the standard or do I take the market advantage and release a non standard format that will give superior results?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2013 at 22:48 UTC

Be interesting to see how the 32mm lens stacks up against the Fuji 35mm lens. I'm looking forward with great glee to see a shootout between these 2 lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2013 at 21:56 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
On Adobe's Fujifilm X-Trans sensor processing tested article (138 comments in total)
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Hugo808: I've never seen a photo from a Fuji x-trans camera that I liked the look of. They all seem to have an insubstantial texture and pale colour balance and contrast, even the ones on the Fuji site are unimpressive to me. Shame as the camera bodies are a bit nice!

I've been a photographer for over 40 years and I can confidently say that the colors from the Fuji XPRO are easily the best I've ever seen to come out of a digital camera. Maybe you need a new monitor.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2013 at 12:05 UTC
On Fujifilm X20 Preview preview (201 comments in total)
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bollzy: Of course, I've just bought an X10, and the only thing I want now is this X20. Crap.

If you need to check then you probebly don't have it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2013 at 03:50 UTC
On Fujifilm X20 Preview preview (201 comments in total)
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Marek07: Lets hope It's better made than the x10, Mine was sent back to Fuji 3 times for repairs due to no fault of mine.
The camera looks beautiful but with so many problems like the 'Orbing' issue, Ridiculous Battery life, The Camera not turning on.. etc, it became a bit of a gamble whether you purchased a fully working model.

The camera seemed rushed so maybe the x20 will be what the x10 should of been!

Mine worked flawlessly and produced hundreds of very beautiful images. The lack of info in the viewfinder and the occasionally sporadic focusing were the only irritants. The upgrade looks very inviting.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2013 at 03:47 UTC
On Just posted: Fujifilm X10 in-depth review article (155 comments in total)

Now if only Fuji could make a full frame X10 with excellent auto and manual focusing....and a viewfinder similar to the Xpro.....then they would have something I'd be willing to pay $3000 for.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2012 at 04:19 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
On Just posted: Fujifilm X10 in-depth review article (155 comments in total)

Fair review. Battery life gets better after a few recyles and though I carry 2 extra batteries I rarely have to use them on a full days shoot. In regards to the white orbs problem, I have shot about 15000 shots, (general street photography), with the X10 and have only seen about 5 frames with orbs. Just not a problem with my camera. I will not bother getting the sensor replaced. Finally....the camera is a joy to use mainly because of the manual zoom lens and the optical viewfinder. Image quality is very good but more specifically....the colours are just beautiful and have a quality not matched by any other camera I have owned, DSLR or otherwise.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 12, 2012 at 01:36 UTC as 52nd comment

Probably won't even bother getting my sensor replaced. Quite happy with the camera as is and only seen orbs about 4 times out of 3000 shots.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2012 at 11:20 UTC as 90th comment
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aeneon: Anyone who says the orbs are not a problem for them know very little about photography or take extremely DULL photos or BOTH

40 years as a photographer. 25 years full time professonal photographer and educator. I know quite a bit about photography and I don't believe I take dull photographs. I use the Fuji X10 a great deal and am a great admirer of its IQ. The orbs have very rarely popped up in my work. You have made a very stupid, emotive statement.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2012 at 03:21 UTC
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