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jambalawa

jambalawa

Lives in Australia NT, Australia
Has a website at wildfoto.smugmug.com
Joined on Nov 4, 2007

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AeroX: Millions of refugees in Syria, Libanon et cetera and we are ranting about Eisa, Canon's, Nikon's, Sony's and wotnots.

Amongst other things, the awards are based on what European magazines have to say about a camera. They score a camera on different features. These features are given points, are weighed and added to give a total score.

If a score doesn't suit your preferences: boo hoo.
Questioning it is, well, let me use the word 'daft'.
Of course companies can commercially benefit. Of course individual editors have their preferences. But, as the guys and gals at DPR, these people take pride in their jobs and want to do a good objective review. Besides that, any favoritism is iron out by the fact there are multiple editors contributing to the score, plus there are also some objective criteria.
In the end you take what you think is important and give a camera your own score. These awards (and sites like DPR) make that possible. Besides that we are talking about such high quality of engineering, the question of 'better' becomes irrelevant.

Millions of refugees in Syria etc and you are ranting about European camera magazine awards...

Pretty weird.. you start with that and then you "rant" as well about it.. so whilst there are terrible things happening in the world we can not discuss the more mundane at all?

In 1974 Cyclone Tracy hit my hometown of Darwin.. terrible tradegy.. I hope you're parent's weren't discussing the price of tomatoes the next day!!

With your logic we can never discuss camera gear.. as there is always something terrible happening in the world...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 02:41 UTC
On In Motion in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (3 comments in total)

Changed it to 4.5...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 02:19 UTC as 2nd comment
On In Motion in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (3 comments in total)

very cool image.. love how the streaks of movement are both in the foreground water and background clouds... there are a few blown out highlights but pretty hard with sun in shot.. voting 4 but would vote 4.25 if I could.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 02:18 UTC as 3rd comment
On Sunrise in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

I think this is an ok image of a lovely scene. Perhaps needs a more creative viewpoint and composition. Not sure if possible but shooting from further left and avoiding that black silhouetted hill with power lines on it might help. Maybe down lower to the water might help too although some foreground like you have is good. Voted 3.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 02:15 UTC as 1st comment
On BE Mine ... forever ... in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

This shot doesn't really work for me sorry. Not sure why... perhaps if the bride was closer and just a bit out of focus.. and looking at the ring.. with her looking away she sort of seems disconnected from the shot to me.. and the hand and the way its holding the ring in the foreground doesn't really work for me.. perhaps in the palm or something not sure....

Just me sorry - others may love it. Voting 2.5

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 02:11 UTC as 2nd comment
On North Clear Creek Falls, CO. in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (3 comments in total)

beautiful image.. my eye does want to see a bit less sky and a bit more at the bottom of the falls however.. might just be me.. might not have been possible of course.. perhaps if you had stood on that rock out the front? 8'P

Voted 4.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 02:08 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Prairie Aurora in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

Wow amazing subject... lightning in clouds with aurora! :)

Not great image quality at full screen.. quite a bit of noise and lack of detail.. and the foreground isn't great...

Voting 3.5.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 02:06 UTC as 1st comment
On Blue Dasher Dragonfly in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

Lovely light and detail in wings etc.. wonder if a tighter crop would help - bit less space on the right side especially.. might be better seeing insect head on but I guess a different shot is good sometimes :) Voted 3.5

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 02:03 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Little Bell Tower in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

Sorry this one doesn't do much for me.. dull light.. tower too close to right and top to close to top border... background uninspiring with bit of a roof...

voted 2.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 02:00 UTC as 1st comment
On Red Dalhia in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

Lovely subject and light on flower pretty nice.. background doesn't help tho with window and right top corner a bit bright.. voted 3.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 01:58 UTC as 1st comment

Interesting subject.. but "in the wild" doesn't equate to a concrete floor under beast? Might have been better if rain was more obvious.. or if lighting was more vibrant... voted 3.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 01:56 UTC as 1st comment
On Bumblebee in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

Nice image.. bee a bit more front on and more interesting light on whole scene might improve 3.5

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 01:52 UTC as 1st comment
On Country road in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

Nice image - bit too much obvious post processing I reckon.. 3.5

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 01:50 UTC as 1st comment
On Dormition Church - Jerusalem in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

the lens distortion (leaning verticals) sort of work for this creative capture :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 01:50 UTC as 1st comment
On Rain Across the Bay in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

beautiful scene but somehow the composition doesn't quite work to me...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 01:49 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On American White Pelican in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

lovely capture but voted a bit lower due to what seemed oversaturated colours and too much shadow/highlight adjustment I didn't like...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 01:48 UTC as 2nd comment
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (648 comments in total)

If you value action and/or reach albeit in only good light this camera is pretty awesome. I'd love one.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 01:28 UTC as 148th comment
On Nikon 1 V3: Real-world Sample Images article (175 comments in total)
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nerd2: I am really puzzled who Nikon is aiming this system at with that sky high prices.

V3 body - $1200
32mm f1.2 portrait lens - $899 (which works like 85mm f3.5 on FF)
10-100 f4-5.6 VR - $549 (which works like 27-270 10x zoom)
30-110 f3.8-5.6 - $249 (which works like 80-300 zoom)

This system may make sense for outdoor sports shooting if nikon released lightweight, affordable f2.0 or f2.8 telephoto lens but all the zoom lens they have is SLOW f5.6 ones!

"works like 85mm f3.5 on FF"

You mean in regards to bokeh only? It still F1.2 in regards to light gathering isn't it? And that is very good.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2014 at 21:05 UTC
On April Storm in the The Month - April challenge (4 comments in total)

No the birdy was real :) Not many people have noticed it though :)

Thanks

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2014 at 06:57 UTC as 3rd comment
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (651 comments in total)
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Richard Franiec: Nothing can tame boundless love for Fuji cameras and prevent 84 point (balanced) score to happen, even this:

"One point we do have to make is that the X-T1 is nowhere near as good a movie camera as it is for shooting stills. Manual control is limited, and video image quality is unusually poor. It's OK for casual use, but if high quality video is high on your list of priorities, you'll probably want to look elsewhere."

Video is a consideration sure.. but the "P" in "dpreview.com" stands for "photo".

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 22:23 UTC
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