jcuknz

jcuknz

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Works as a TV Editor/Cameraman
Joined on Jun 25, 2004

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Nice ones all

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 08:17 UTC as 20th comment
On article Focus Stacking in Macro Photography (129 comments in total)

While it is nice for photoshop users to know the programme can do it I don't have PS and with a bit of labour do it with a much less expensive programme PSP :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 20:13 UTC as 8th comment

I wonder if it will work in my Thornton Pickard clone ? :-)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 02:24 UTC as 6th comment
On Connect post A short history of animals trying to eat GoPro cameras (5 comments in total)

In the strap Biltong? [Fox video]

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2013 at 10:52 UTC as 1st comment

What aperture is the 14-150 listed above. The 75-300 is not impressive IMO

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 19:13 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On Article:1717419959 (1 comment in total)

Back when I shot weddings and everything else, I never had more than one camera, initially a Leica and later a Topcon 35S. How things have changed with digital but the results are no better or different ... if anything worse as photographers try to be different by taking bad photographs for a gullible public who think different which is bad is good. LOL

Posted on Sep 24, 2012 at 15:46 UTC as 1st comment

Why anybody would make a lens for 4/3 or NEX is beyond me....4/3 was a mistake and NEX is pointless ... if you want a APS-C sensor you use a DSLR proper.
The point of mirrorless is to reduce the size and weight of equipment.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2012 at 01:48 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On article The One-Light Studio (94 comments in total)

A good article to show that you do not need a lighting set but first you need to learn what can be done with one light. The immediate missing factor I feel is the explanation of keeping the lighting ratio within the capability of the film or sensor and here I think the use of soft lighting hides a multitude of sins :-)
But perhaps styles have changed over the years and black holes are acceptable these days. Adding a simple reflector would probably satisfy my crit.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2012 at 17:00 UTC as 10th comment
On article Compositional Rules (120 comments in total)

My understanding is that the RoT is merely a means of getting people to avoid the deadly dull 'mug shot' composition. I gather when a survey of people who obviously do not know the 'maths' the majority found more pleasure in images following the RoT than those which did not. In the examples above the nude breaks a directional rule by heading to the right on the right of the picture with more space from where it was than where it is going.... I might continue to read to see what other errors are made. In the woman and horse we have another breaking of the rules for all the waffle about how good it is because we have two objects competeing for attention and the result is the eye is continually moving back and fro horse woman horse .... urrrgh!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2012 at 18:53 UTC as 10th comment | 3 replies
On article Canon EOS M hands-on preview (563 comments in total)

Another blessed camera mount URRRGH!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2012 at 04:34 UTC as 168th comment
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D1N0: Canon products would probably get more exposure when they wouldn't announce all their news on the same day. And now for the review of the 5d mkIII
everybody has been waiting for. (and waiting and waiting).

I'm not :-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2012 at 05:01 UTC

Not another DSLR to be a small also run after Canikon .. they should stick to improving their M4/3 and 4/3 cameras ... Basic business 101

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2012 at 04:28 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply

You can control DoF with automatic lenses if you know what you are doing .. it is so easy your comment is beyond belief.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2012 at 04:25 UTC as 29th comment
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GaryJP: On the other hand, when a very similar image is also seen on a London postcard or two, I wonder if the judge had all the information.

http://post-card-diary.blogspot.com/2011/01/party-bus.html

http://www.amazon.co.uk/London-Red-Bus-Postcard-10cm/dp/B0044131H0

There's even one of red buses against a monochrome Piccadilly Circus. It's so common it's a cliche.

Judges base their judgements on what is presented in courst Nick needs to get a better lawyer becuase obviously all everybodies knowledge expounded here did not get presented in court.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2012 at 04:19 UTC

The law is an ass ... as it keeps on demonstrating to us normal people.
Nick Houghtons is the better photograph in the use of the technique.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2012 at 04:12 UTC as 326th comment
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patchfree: I did never understand the benefice of mirrorless camera. The negative keypoint is that they aren't true pocket cameras: a small body with a huge lens... no benefice for the pocket.

In my view this development direction is a dead-end. It will be better to improve the true high-end compact camera.

Indeed compacts are mirrorless!

But you could also ask the question why on earth do you want ground glass viewfinder when you can have a mirrorless EVF.
Ground glass is from the Ark ... the EVF is the digital future.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2011 at 09:17 UTC
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Angus Beare: what a shame

I was expecting something interesting. But this is ugly an STILL has a small sensor..

amateurs won't buy it cos it's too pricey and pros won't buy it because it still isn't good enough. The sensor is just too small.

I've binned enough dig cameras now to realise that anything but FF isn't good enough form most image libraries.

what's the point?

No I would return to Nikon if they made a medium sized sensor'd 5700 ... that was a 'true' digital camera instead of a 'make-over' of the SLR design with the pre-occupation with interchangable lenses LOL

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2011 at 07:48 UTC
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Kent Johnson: Personally, I can't wait to buy one.

Why? Extreme backpacking/Mountaineering where every ounce counts but interchangeable lenses and image quality are desired. 60fps will be rather fun as well. The throughput of the expeed3 is also attractive. I assume write times will be minimal in the extreme. Shoots NEF so my workflow will only be impacted minimally.

BTW, I am a professional photographer with a whole slew of "Pro" Nikon gear. I certainly don't expect this camera to replace any of it.

Now if they had produced a 'modern' version of the 5700 with the enlarged sensor it would be something .. it is just a pity they are making a 'baby' EVIL.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2011 at 07:41 UTC
On article 3D Video Primer, Part 2 (27 comments in total)
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Christian Roux: Thank you for this article, but I find it too turned to the Sony brand. It would have been necessary to mention the only real camera (a compact) that has existed for over a year now, namely the Fujifilm Finepix Real 3D W3. It would be useful to encourage camera manufacturers to produce good cameras (models for pictures, not only video cameras models) model with good sensors (Panasonic has announced a model for winter but it seems it should be not terrific in this aspect).
It should be noted that among a long list of websites showing very few good photos in 3D (and anaglyph often) very few sites show to future users of 3D cameras what can be done with ...
It would have be nice to present the MPO format too.
May I suggest you to let some 3D experimented users to explain how make 3d photo concretely
Here are two galleries showing more than 1000 photos:
Anaglyphe: www.pbase.com/christianswiss/3d
MPO: www.christian-roux.ch/3d

If you say so Malcolm :-) In watching Pina since 3D came to my local recently I thought that it would have looked just as good with one eye becuase to emphasise 3D the staging was arranged in depth, the way a competant cinematographer and many still photographers work when it is possible.
I'm sure that when this craze dies down in a year ot two the exthusiasts will keep playing but Hollywood will bring it back in another 20 to 30 years as the 'new' thing you 'have' to watch at an inflated price. This is the third time for me.
The best 3D I remember, after fifty/sixty years, are the fabulous films of Norman McLaren of the National Film Board of Canada. You may have been lucky to see his hand drawn paint-on-film in 2D but in 3D they were tremendous:-)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2011 at 06:36 UTC
On article 3D Video Primer, Part 2 (27 comments in total)
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ChrisMohrSr: I have been shooting stereo slides since 1952 with the same Stereo Realist camera.
I have just about 4,000 3D images that I can look at in my Stereo Realist viewer or project on a silver screen with my TDC Stereo Projector, using polaroid glasses.
I have been waiting 60 years for technology to catch up with concept.
Now that is doing that, let us calm down ... let things play out ... and accept the simple fact that, unless we have only one eye, we do see things in 3D.
Isn't that the way we should see things ... period?

When I had a problem with one eye and went to hospital they released me and I rode home on my motorcycle using just one eye. Two eyes are not needed to perceive depth.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2011 at 06:26 UTC
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