MPA1

MPA1

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at www.marcusadamsphoto.co.nz
Joined on Jun 14, 2010
About me:

Professional commercial and editorial photographer. Organiser and guide for private small group photography tours throughout New Zealand.

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On 1939: England in Color (part 2) article (170 comments in total)

Amazing images of a country destroyed by it's post-war politicians.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2014 at 19:50 UTC as 9th comment
On Leica M Monochrom now available in grayscale (sort of) article (137 comments in total)
In reply to:

electrophoto: Oh now, I dread my tuesday afternoon dentist's appointment...
he will talk on an on about this new leica whilst I have my mouth clamped wide open and the drilling goes on. damn.

And he will schedule much unnecessary work that he can send you large bills for so that he can afford to buy one!!

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 11:14 UTC
On Leica M Monochrom now available in grayscale (sort of) article (137 comments in total)

All they need to do now is move to the 21st century and design a version with AF; then I will buy it.

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2014 at 11:12 UTC as 39th comment | 4 replies
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (634 comments in total)

No OVF or EVF, no buy. I'd rather have a good EVF and lose the LCD to be honest.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 05:57 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1047 comments in total)

Unless I read it wrong (operator error always possible...!) an Olympus OMD EM-1 has better dynamic range...

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2014 at 11:25 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply
On 1939: England in Color (part 1) article (219 comments in total)

Reminds me of the excellent book 'In Search Of England' by H V Morton. Recommended to anyone wanting to get a view of England before it was ruined post-war.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2014 at 01:25 UTC as 34th comment
On Am I missing something here? article (636 comments in total)

There are people who buy Nikon D4s bodies they don't know how to use in order to shoot pictures of fast moving children...!

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2014 at 00:41 UTC as 22nd comment
On ThinkTank Streetwalker HardDrive Backpack Review article (78 comments in total)
In reply to:

NotSteve: StreetWalker? Really? Like maybe the name "Photo Ho" was already taken? (Lowe Pro Photo Ho?)

"But does it provide enough bang to justify its $229.75 price tag?" Discriminating comparison shoppers want to know: What IS the going rate to get banged by a streetwalker these days? Please update the article accordingly.

They could have made it even better:

Streetwalker Hard-on!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 12:08 UTC
On ThinkTank Streetwalker HardDrive Backpack Review article (78 comments in total)
In reply to:

Freeman-Jo: Isn't tripod usually don't get to be carry on? Seriously, somebody could use it like a club. But personally, if I gonna spend 200+ on a backpack now, I may as well look at the rolling backpack line from Lowepro as well. Similar price range, but easier on the back when needed to.

Since most airlines outside the USA now restrict you to a single carry on weighing 7kg, a rolling backpack is almost over your limit before you put a camera in it....!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 12:06 UTC
On ThinkTank Streetwalker HardDrive Backpack Review article (78 comments in total)

As soon as I work out a way to get a camera out and up to my eye in 2 seconds when it is in a backpack, I might buy one...!
The cause of more lost images than anything else in the world I should think.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 12:05 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
On 1939: England in Color (part 1) article (219 comments in total)

Magical. Like looking through a time machine! No horrible pylons, wind farms or tram lines to ruin the world's most beautiful country.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 12:01 UTC as 69th comment
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2005 comments in total)

Will it come in black?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 11:56 UTC as 334th comment | 4 replies
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2005 comments in total)
In reply to:

Maklike Tier: What I don't quite understand, is that if there is only two manufacturers of sensors, then how is this Leica body any different to any other 16Mp APSC sensored body? Does Leica have some crazy proprietary knowledge in regards to how to 'get the best out of' any given sensor, or is it all really about the Leica glass? I will admit though the work they've done on the GUI is outstanding from what I've seen. So incredibly intuitive and fast to change. Only thing really lacking is the ability to do multiple custom set-ups which I think would be the proverbial icing. If I was a GUI designer I'd be sending my resume to all the majors right about now. I expect there's some red faces and crapped undies in their design departments......

Does that mean it will not work during August?!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 11:54 UTC
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caribou: This is fantastic news for photographers trying to license their work.

Microstock and Getty have managed to devalue the whole industry in the last few years to such an extent that it's common to sell valuable work for peanuts. People need to wake up and stop supplying work to destructive agencies like Shutterstock and Getty. The only people that benefit are the super rich owners of these agencies.

500px could of done something valuable like this but they failed with their ridiculous RF and fixed price offering.

Pixels.com puts the power firmly in the hands of the creator. I congratulate Fine Art America for making these positive steps with this new development.

Photographers are responsible for ALLOWING their work to be sold cheap.
Amateurs caused the problem because it massages their egos to sell work, so they are prepared to accept far less for it than a working professional could afford to accept.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2014 at 11:26 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (451 comments in total)

No OVF or EVF? No thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 06:19 UTC as 76th comment | 6 replies
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (647 comments in total)

It certainly makes the Leica S2P look like a dubious choice!!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 23:13 UTC as 111th comment | 2 replies
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (647 comments in total)

Page 2 - proof reader asleep!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 23:11 UTC as 112th comment | 3 replies
On Resting / Stationary Hummingbird challenge (2 comments in total)

They are very hard to shoot whether flying or sitting still if you don't live in a country that actually has any (i.e. most countries in the world!)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 10:59 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' article (332 comments in total)

And in other news...Canon and Nikon to merge.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 21:20 UTC as 21st comment
On Manfrotto 190 Series Carbon Fiber Tripod Review article (72 comments in total)

I owned a couple of Manfrottos.
Then I bought a Gitzo....and never went back.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2014 at 10:31 UTC as 13th comment
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