Ross the Fidller

Lives in Australia NSW, Australia, Australia
Works as a Violin Maker
Joined on Oct 31, 2010

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Ross the Fidller: With flicker reduction in Olympus cameras (like E-M1) we often turn it OFF because it causes aperture blade chattering in variable light (in Live View), but maybe I should turn it back ON (or Auto) for artificial lighting & see the difference with sequential shooting.
Does the Nikon Flicker Reduction cause any audible aperture blade clicking in variable light when previewing (half press of shutter button) or Live View?

Thanks for both replies.
@Deliverator. It is with Live View (on Olympus cameras) that the blades may close according to the brightness to bring the light level within range for a Live View display & that is where the chattering can occur (with some lenses more than others) when Flicker Reduction is ON with the E-M1, but I will try it in artificial lighting since that is what is designed for & not daylight.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 04:40 UTC

With flicker reduction in Olympus cameras (like E-M1) we often turn it OFF because it causes aperture blade chattering in variable light (in Live View), but maybe I should turn it back ON (or Auto) for artificial lighting & see the difference with sequential shooting.
Does the Nikon Flicker Reduction cause any audible aperture blade clicking in variable light when previewing (half press of shutter button) or Live View?

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 23:30 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (726 comments in total)
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Frank_BR: Hasselblad X1D vs Pentax 645D
or
Mirrorless vs DSLR

http://camerasize.com/compare/#211,678

Shocking!

That site is not displaying the size scaling correctly & that doesn't help their credibility in doing so.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 03:15 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (726 comments in total)
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Ross the Fidller: "It is smaller than the average DSLR and only just as big as the larger Micro Four Thirds camera bodies"

OH, COME ON! It might be small for its format but don't get too carried away with saying it is as small as the largest Micro Four Thirds camera body's size. That comment was a BIG STRETCH OF THE TRUTH!

X1D - 150 x 98 x 71 mm (5.92 x 3.86 x 2.81″)
GH4 - 133 x 93 x 84 mm (5.24 x 3.66 x 3.31″)
E-M1 - 130.4 mm (W) × 93.5 mm (H) × 63.1 mm (D) (5.1" × 3.7" × 2.5")
GX8 - 133 x 78 x 63 mm (5.24 x 3.07 x 2.48″)

@ Yake
Of course it is small for its format, but to be credible it has to be stated truthfully, otherwise it isn't any different to our politicians (here in Australia & else where).

@historianx
Getting closer.
Fuji XPro2 - 141 x 83 x 56 mm (5.55 x 3.27 x 2.2″)

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 02:51 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (726 comments in total)
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yahoo2u: Why are you all surprised at the "looks". The Swedes designed the Volvo, lol.

I avoid Volvo drivers! ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 02:22 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (726 comments in total)
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Jacques Cornell: "only just as big as the larger Micro Four Thirds camera bodies"
That's a real stretch. Here's the X1D next to a GX8 and GX85:
http://j.mp/28OpKv1
It's not even close.
DPR was so eager to diss the GX8 as a "big beast", and now here you are fawning all over the even bigger X1D, pretending it's SOOO petite. Looks like bias to me.

@PhotoUniverse
Look at my comment above with comparing dimensions.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 02:15 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (726 comments in total)

"It is smaller than the average DSLR and only just as big as the larger Micro Four Thirds camera bodies"

OH, COME ON! It might be small for its format but don't get too carried away with saying it is as small as the largest Micro Four Thirds camera body's size. That comment was a BIG STRETCH OF THE TRUTH!

X1D - 150 x 98 x 71 mm (5.92 x 3.86 x 2.81″)
GH4 - 133 x 93 x 84 mm (5.24 x 3.66 x 3.31″)
E-M1 - 130.4 mm (W) × 93.5 mm (H) × 63.1 mm (D) (5.1" × 3.7" × 2.5")
GX8 - 133 x 78 x 63 mm (5.24 x 3.07 x 2.48″)

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 02:06 UTC as 160th comment | 6 replies
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Ross the Fidller: Is Bowens subject to that useless US company that tried to (or did) take out a patent on LED photographic panels?

Thanks. I knew there was a lot of noise about it (on here) at the time, criticising the patent board (if that is the correct name for it) for passing the patent. Looking at those prices I would not be surprised there is that patent fee included.

I wonder how these Chinese made units compare with the Bowens?
http://www.linkdelight.com/View-all-products-in-shophtml.html?orderby=product_price_asc&DescOrderBy=DESC&option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&category_id=&Itemid=55&productliststyle=&manufacturer_id=0&keyword=PERGEAR%2BDLED&keyword1=&keyword2=&limit=48&limitstart=0
Obviously not as bright (as I read it).
"Color Rendering Index: 97
Max. Lumen:5600 @0.5m"
or there is their larger model. http://www.linkdelight.com/P0029872-Pergear-DLED-700S-800pcs-SMT-LEDs-3200K-5600K-CRI97-Dimmable-Portable-Metal-Aluminum-Alloy-LED-Studio-Video-Light-with-Barndoor.html

"Max. Lumen:7000 @0.5m"

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 04:17 UTC

Is Bowens subject to that useless US company that tried to (or did) take out a patent on LED photographic panels?

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 22:20 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
On article Road tripping through New South Wales, Australia (31 comments in total)
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Michael Bonocore: Man, I can't wait to road trip through NSW!

I hope you can make it up to the Blue Mountains as well when you do. :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 04:50 UTC
On article Road tripping through New South Wales, Australia (31 comments in total)

Some nice images there. Bermagui is a place we've been to a number of times with family there. It's an interesting image of the Opera House taken at VividSydney (http://www.vividsydney.com/). I would be interested to know how that image was produced? Was it multi-exposures or photoshop addition of the light rays, because I went this year (for the first time) & have several images from around Circular Quay etc. with a number of images of the Opera House with its many changing images (but no light rays as I was exposing just for the projected images).

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 04:44 UTC as 11th comment
On article Looking Sharp: A focus stacking tutorial (218 comments in total)
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Prognathous: Focus bracketing should be built into any advanced DSLR/mirrorless camera. Including automatic in-camera merge would be even nicer :-)

Thanks for the interesting tutorial!

@ Lassoni. They are both useful & although Keystone in camera (E-M1) is only for JPEG it still sets up the framing for optional RAW editing too (which is for those that say they only shoot RAW) so that the intended subject still fits the frame as desired.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2016 at 04:05 UTC
On photo Angels will cry when it's raining in the Best MFT / FT Portrait of the Week challenge (43 comments in total)
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justyntime: What a waste of time...

@justyntime
Your first comment was both rude & insulting & totally unnecessary. Everything else following that post has been your poor justification for it. There is no justification for it! You can make a critique without the insults, but you chose the insult. I've said my last on this matter.
BTW, nobody cares about 'your little story'.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2016 at 23:48 UTC
On photo Angels will cry when it's raining in the Best MFT / FT Portrait of the Week challenge (43 comments in total)
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justyntime: What a waste of time...

Justyntime. That is a pretty poor excuse to treat someone else that way. So I guess if your father beat you about your head you would then do the same to your son? Unfortunately it happens, but in this case you obviously haven't learnt because there is no justification for your absolutely pathetic response. Grow up & learn some manners & stop trying to justify your rudeness. This isn't a boot camp!
For your information, this is a really lovely photo of Hell-N & your opinion is just that; yours.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2016 at 14:50 UTC
On article Looking Sharp: A focus stacking tutorial (218 comments in total)
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Prognathous: Focus bracketing should be built into any advanced DSLR/mirrorless camera. Including automatic in-camera merge would be even nicer :-)

Thanks for the interesting tutorial!

The Olympus E-M1 (& other models) has Focus Bracketing with all AF M4/3's lenses but (E-M1) will also Focus Stack in camera 8 frames with a few of their lenses, so I should think it is only a matter of time (& willingness on their part) for others to follow. They eventually did with Live View on their DSLR's.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2016 at 13:45 UTC
On photo Angels will cry when it's raining in the Best MFT / FT Portrait of the Week challenge (43 comments in total)
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justyntime: What a waste of time...

"What a waste of time.."

What an uncouth comment to make! :-(

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 00:44 UTC
On photo Angels will cry when it's raining in the Best MFT / FT Portrait of the Week challenge (43 comments in total)
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TN Args: The photo is admirable. The title is off-putting.

Yeah, I know, but a little humour can help too though. :)

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 06:52 UTC
On photo Angels will cry when it's raining in the Best MFT / FT Portrait of the Week challenge (43 comments in total)
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TN Args: The photo is admirable. The title is off-putting.

You would rather it called, "Enough to Make a Devil Smile"? ;) :D

A lovely photo whatever it is called!

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 03:50 UTC
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Ross the Fidller: I'll stick with my much better & useful Lowepro Flipside 400 AW (with smaller models for those that want it that way). The only downside with that design is a lack of space for a laptop, but how often would you want that when all you need are cameras, lenses, flashes etc for a number of occasions. The laptop could be in its own bag & left at the hotel (or home), if that is what the day use of the camera bag is.
http://store.lowepro.com/flipside-400-aw

I bought the Flipside 400 AW to hold as much as I thought I needed when I was using a DSLR but now that I have gone M4/3's (for some years, but now with more DSLR lenses) I haven't used it for a while but may get it out again when using two bodies with battery grips & lenses. I picked up a Dick Smith (Australia) small backpack (& it also had a rain cover too) as they were being liquidated for about $11 & it carried my two larger lenses & body without grip just nicely, so I do appreciate using the right size bag for the occasion.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 07:14 UTC

I'll stick with my much better & useful Lowepro Flipside 400 AW (with smaller models for those that want it that way). The only downside with that design is a lack of space for a laptop, but how often would you want that when all you need are cameras, lenses, flashes etc for a number of occasions. The laptop could be in its own bag & left at the hotel (or home), if that is what the day use of the camera bag is.
http://store.lowepro.com/flipside-400-aw

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 23:08 UTC as 14th comment | 5 replies
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