sir_bazz

sir_bazz

Lives in Australia Melbourne, Australia
Works as a Network Consultant
Joined on Nov 23, 2004
About me:

Bodies:
Pentax K-5
Pentax *Ist DS
Pentax 645N
Pentax MZ-S
Pentax ZX-L

135 Primes:
Zenitar 16mm f2.8
Pentax-FA 28mm f2.8
Pentax-FA 31mm f1.8 ltd
Pentax-FA 35mm f2.0
Pentax-DA 40mm f2.8 pancake
Pentax-FA 50mm f1.4
Pentax-FA 77mm f1.8 ltd
Pentax-FA 100mm f2.8 macro
Pentax-SMC 135mm f2.5
Pentax-FA* 300mm f4.5
Pentax-FA* 300mm f2.8

645 Primes:
Pentax-FA 45mm f2.8
Pentax-A 55mm f2.8 645
Pentax-FA 75mm f2.8 645
Pentax-A 150mm f3.5 645

135 Zooms:
Pentax-F 17-28mm f3.5-4.5 fisheye zoom
Sigma 70-210mm f2.8 EX HSM

Studio:
2 x Bowens 500W, 1 Bowens 250W monlights

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On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1866 comments in total)

Where's the Direct Print button?

Deal breaker right there.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 21:26 UTC as 235th comment | 5 replies
On Covered Parking VII in the Kodak Challenge challenge (3 comments in total)

Very nice and well done on the placing.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 07:43 UTC as 1st comment
On Have Your Say: Best DSLR / SLT of 2013 article (339 comments in total)
In reply to:

Infrabasse: So the Df review is out, where's that of the K-3 ?

Simon is already on the record as saying that the K-3 review is scheduled for early next year.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 06:24 UTC
On At Night We Dance in the Children challenge (7 comments in total)
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blosshapperter: Did you also try a less dramatic lighting?
I'm impressed with this one and puzzle how it would compare.
This is a very well planned shot - perhaps you can add a bit of information about the generation phase as asked for in the rules:
Description of concept, setup, shooting experience, and post processing required (we want to learn from you!).
In fact not being able to learn from winners is one of the main reasons why I stopped hosting challenges.

Thanks for the feedback.

To be honest there's not much to tell and the story is a little disappointing.. I took this one for another comp a few years back with a theme of "13". If you look closely, there's 13 soft toys placed around our youngest daughter Abbey.

This lighting setup is something I've used quite a few times as it does provide a dramatic effect. It's a single mono high-right of camera in our front room which doubles as a studio.

The actual photographic effort is minimal to get a shot like this however the conceptual stage is always much more difficult.

Hope that helps some and thanks for hosting the challenge as it provided the opportunity to share this image.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2013 at 11:06 UTC
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onlooker: It uses in-body stabilization to blur the image? I thought Olympus already had that.

/runs & ducks/

:)

I thought it was funny :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 10:24 UTC
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Sdaniella: Pentax K-3:
Max 8.3 fps
Up to 22 RAW shots = (Max 2.65s timespan covered)
Up to 60 JPEG Large (★★★) = (Max 7.23s timespan covered)

Canon EOS 7D:
Max 8.0 fps
Up to 23/25 RAW (Large/Fine) shots = (Max 2.88s to 3.13s timespan covered)
Up to 110/130 JPEG (Large/Fine) = (Max 13.75s to 16.25s timespan covered)
Up to 17/17 RAW+JPEG (Large/Fine) = (Max 2.12s timespan covered)

the longer the timespan covered with many more shots, the better...

e.g.

JPEG:

110/130 vs 60, means 7D has 83% to 117% more hi-fps shot coverage than K-3,

and

13.75s/16.25s vs 7.23s, 7D has 90% to 125% more timespan coverage, than the K-3.

~ double the coverage

Thats a fair point of difference.

Buy the camera with the 16.25secs of burst shooting if 13.75secs isn't enough for you.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 07:05 UTC
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Anastigmat: Enthusiast APS-C cameras are a shrinking market, because those who are above average in enthusiasm will pay a few hundred dollars more and buy a FF. Those who are not very enthusiastic or not very well heeled will buy the entry level models. That leaves the market with the Goldilocks enthusiasts: not too enthusiastic but enthusiastic enough and well heeled enough

@Anastigmat

Well the K-3 is specced more inline with what we'd expect from a future Nikon D400. Seems at least Nikon agrees with you and hence the reason there is no D400.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 05:02 UTC
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Anastigmat: Enthusiast APS-C cameras are a shrinking market, because those who are above average in enthusiasm will pay a few hundred dollars more and buy a FF. Those who are not very enthusiastic or not very well heeled will buy the entry level models. That leaves the market with the Goldilocks enthusiasts: not too enthusiastic but enthusiastic enough and well heeled enough

Is there a FF body that offers the same feature set for a few hundred bucks more?

I see the top end APS-C versus bottom end FF choice as a trade off between between a full suite of features OR a lager sensor.

There are valid reasons to choose either one but by the same token, there are trade off with both.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 00:13 UTC
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DrGerm: Over 1000 shots between the two of them, and what, 60 keepers? Most tourists do better than that... We all did, when we still shot film and had to pay for each picture :-)

Would you prefer they shared every single image they took or just the best 60?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 05:06 UTC
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anthonyGR: Seriously dpreview, you say "a fairly underwhelming spec of 8 megapixels". C'mon guys, you know better than that. I don't care about the iPhone, but 8 megapixels in these tiny sensors is already ridiculous. The HTC one is boasting "ultra-pixels" and still doesn't match a decent camera in image quality. Why do you have to perpetuate the nonsense by implying that the 21 and 40 megapixel phone cameras are better.

Hey Petrogel. I'll take your word for it because I lost interest in the 1020 after reading that the sensor was smaller than my current 808.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 22:35 UTC
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anthonyGR: Seriously dpreview, you say "a fairly underwhelming spec of 8 megapixels". C'mon guys, you know better than that. I don't care about the iPhone, but 8 megapixels in these tiny sensors is already ridiculous. The HTC one is boasting "ultra-pixels" and still doesn't match a decent camera in image quality. Why do you have to perpetuate the nonsense by implying that the 21 and 40 megapixel phone cameras are better.

The 40 megapixel phone camera you refer to is the nokia?

Well it's better because it has a larger sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 05:18 UTC
On Full-Frame Diagonal Fisheyes (Brand Must Match Body) challenge (13 comments in total)

Should remove the lens restriction so we can see also see how images from third party fisheyes stack up.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 09:59 UTC as 7th comment

I've stuck with Symbian phones, up until now, only for the better cameras. Might finally be time to try leave that ship for a modern mobile phone OS.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2013 at 02:11 UTC as 7th comment | 7 replies

Some of these images are very, very good.

Just reiterates to me that there's so much more to producing good images beyond the size of the sensor thats being used.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2013 at 23:06 UTC as 29th comment | 4 replies
On Nokia EOS rumors surge post (93 comments in total)
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Rage Joe: I'd say there are many people who really don't need any other camera besides this, even some enthusiast might be well served with this one :)!! It all just depends if you want a lot of bokeh and RAW and other s...t like that. What do you say?

:rJ

@Petrogel

True...but can you also make phone calls or play games or browse the web? :p

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 04:42 UTC
On Nokia EOS rumors surge post (93 comments in total)

EOS is just the working codename.

It's likely to be the released as the Nokia Lumia 1000 according to older rumours.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2013 at 02:29 UTC as 23rd comment
On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Preview preview (349 comments in total)

Typo here on the focal range?

"There's no denying that the 14-35mm is a pretty large lens"

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2013 at 11:00 UTC as 105th comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Pentax K-30 full review article (272 comments in total)
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Barry Fitzgerald: Looks like a nice camera.
On the other hand Pentax are again applying NR to raw files. And it seems even more aggressively than before.
There is a lack of fine detail in the high ISO raw shots/comparison page. How did DPR miss this or not mention this limitation?

Leave it alone Barry.

Imagine how bad Canon RAW's would look if not for on chip NR.

As you well know, all RAW's have NR applied on chip so why bother differentiating off chip NR?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2012 at 00:29 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-30 full review article (272 comments in total)
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sedentary_male: Well this is just great and reconfirms what I read in Chasseur d'Images (http://www.chassimages.com/forum/index.php/topic,159563.0.html ) I am now convinced to go with a body and an 18-135mm WR lens. This is my first foray into DSLR territory.

Thats funny Juck.

The toy camera system has better IQ than the real camera systems.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2012 at 00:25 UTC

Good job DXO

Always good to have more solid performance data.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2012 at 21:14 UTC as 6th comment
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