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 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (261 comments in total)
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Fogsprig: I've got E-M10. Of course, I gave it my vote BUT the real best product of 2014 is A7S (absent in polls, to my surprise).
P.S. You guys are weird in that A7II craze.

I agree that it is odd the finest low light still camera ever made is not in the running!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2015 at 00:41 UTC
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (261 comments in total)
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MPA1: How can that Sony win - it's not even in the shops in NZ yet!

I say it because it has been available for such a short time that it cannot realistically have been evaluated by people voting for it. Frankly a product that has not yet completed worldwide release should not even be in the list.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2015 at 00:40 UTC
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (261 comments in total)

Where is the awesome D810 in this?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 10:23 UTC as 40th comment | 9 replies
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (261 comments in total)
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Caerolle: Wow, X-T1, Best Camera. I will never understand that. Pretty camera, though.

edit: Ooops, Runner-up. I guess there were two runners-up. How it beat the D750 is beyond me, though, and I hate Nikon cameras. Size and weight, I guess, and old-dude controls.

Yes they hamstrung it with poor high ISO RAW abilities which renders it useless to me.
It does look nice though which is important for consumer cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 10:22 UTC
On 2014 Readers' Polls: The results are in! article (261 comments in total)

How can that Sony win - it's not even in the shops in NZ yet!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 10:14 UTC as 43rd comment | 11 replies
On Adobe details OS support for next version of Lightroom article (193 comments in total)
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Suave: So, even slower and more resource hungry?

Runs just fine on my i7 iMac with 32Gb RAM.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2015 at 02:52 UTC
On Adobe details OS support for next version of Lightroom article (193 comments in total)
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dgeugene1: Is this really necessary? I seem able to make good pictures with stone age software.

You can make good pictures with film if you like..!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2015 at 22:29 UTC
On Adobe details OS support for next version of Lightroom article (193 comments in total)
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Mssimo: Lightroom really needs a panorama, and HDR feature. A face detection feature that exposes for subjects faces would be nice also. Maybe its too much to ask, but full GPU acceleration would be great for high MP cameras.

HDR sucks IMV - I have yet to see a normal looking image produced that way, so as far as I am concerned that is one thing it doesn't need.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2015 at 22:28 UTC
On Adobe details OS support for next version of Lightroom article (193 comments in total)
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marc petzold: What keeps me away from LT for ages: That damn catalogue everything thing, and then it's way sluggish from operation & behaviour, Adobe should really speed things up.

Maybe you just need a new computer....

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2015 at 22:27 UTC
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Rooru S: Funny how we read an interview with a Samsung rep saying Mirrorless ILC market will get above the DSLR market in three years...yet Samsung isn't popular at all in Mirrorless market.

Why? Did he specifically say that Samsung mirrorless cameras would be leading, or just that mirrorless ones in general would be?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2015 at 09:00 UTC

Sounds like being amazed that Ford sold more cars than Rolls Royce to me!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2015 at 08:58 UTC as 22nd comment
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MPA1: Why is an insolvent company producing new products?

If they are insolvent they should be wound up, not trading!

I certainly would not be buying from a company that may disappear and be unable to support what they are selling.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 02:56 UTC

Why is an insolvent company producing new products?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2015 at 09:33 UTC as 14th comment | 5 replies

And from DPR on 20 November last year:

"German television and photographic equipment maker Metz has filed for insolvency according to German media. Metz is known for producing high-end lighting equipment including flash units, studio flashes, and video lights. Approximately 600 jobs will be affected by the situation."

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 23:57 UTC as 26th comment

Of course it will.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 21:53 UTC as 121st comment
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1278 comments in total)

If it had been possible to make FF sensors at reasonable cost when the first DSLR's came out, APS-c etc would not even exist. They were only made for that reason - full frame cost too much and/or wasn't possible in the quantity required.

Personally I would like to see all non-FX DSLR lines discontinued and the removal of huge amounts of confusion and duplication as a result.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 00:55 UTC as 220th comment | 3 replies
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AngryCorgi: fresnel = crappy bokeh (see DO "donuts" from Canon lenses)

Not convinced a 70-200 f2.8 VRII with a TC would not be at least as good as that. It's a poor image.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 09:43 UTC
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Suhas Sudhakar Kulkarni: 300mm f4 lens, with VR and weighing just 755 grams? That's incredible! Hope we don't have Canon 'DO' lens problems repeated here.
I look forward to the lens tests with and without tele-converter.

Incredible..or flimsy and prone to failure? We shall see.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 09:41 UTC

I used to have the 300 f2.8 and sold it because I had no real use for it. I doubt I'll buy this version either, although I am sure it is very good.
I never really felt that 300 was a useful FL - too short for wildlife and too long for most general uses.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 09:40 UTC as 25th comment | 5 replies
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1806 comments in total)

Don't assume that the gap between this and the Canon will close in every market in which your readers shop.
In NZ, for example, camera prices rarely fall much after launch until a replacement is in the offing.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 24, 2014 at 22:24 UTC as 223rd comment
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