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 17th comment
On Focus Stacking in Macro Photography article (126 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 6th 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

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 How many cameras for one wedding? article (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

Direct link | 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 The One-Light Studio article (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 Compositional Rules article (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 Canon EOS M Preview preview (552 comments in total)

Another blessed camera mount URRRGH!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2012 at 04:34 UTC as 158th comment
On Panasonic DMC FZ200 preview (155 comments in total)

Congratulations on returning to the constant lens through the zoom range. but too late I have changed to M4/3 where I have a greater range of useable ISO and I guess the lens trombones ... oh well best wishes with it Pany :-)

How about that lens with an M4/3 mount? :-)

Unfortunately I sold my f/2 12-120 Amgeniuex from my Bolex H16 a year before I bought into M4/3 so a non-tromboning constant lens should be reasonably compact for those like me who desire a larger sensored bridge camera which I sort of have .... G3 and 014140 :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 20, 2012 at 09:29 UTC as 38th 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
On Preview:olympusEM5 (1364 comments in total)

People assk 'why the lump on top if it is mirrorless?" perhaps this is a good move to lift the on-board flash to avoid lens shadows.
Just a thought on seeing it for the first time.

EDIT ... Trust me to put my foot in it .... it doesn't have an on-board flash :-)

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 at 20:33 UTC as 156th comment | 2 replies

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
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