mattspace

mattspace

Lives in Australia Australia
Works as a Artist
Has a website at www.golgotha.com.au
Joined on May 28, 2013
About me:

Alumni in Sculpture from the National Art School, Sydney.

mattspace's recent activity

  • Mainly reacting to the experience of the D800's popup flash leaving a big dark hole at the bottom of the frame, and not wanting to have to mess around with moving the flash off-camera - for ...
  • Pretty much I want to be able to get the sky nice and dark, even to the extent of underexposing several stops to get more dramatic cloud effects, and have my target (even if it's a building, or a ...
  • What is it you're looking for as the performance metric for TTL? My lighting practice and theory is primarily based on monoblocs and incident metering, so actually using the camera's meter is a ...
  • cool - thanks for the heads-up on Metz. I'll take a look at them - it pretty much seems that noone does a flash that has a zoom range covering the 14-24, rather it's presumed you're going to use ...
  • Created question thread Speedlight for the 14-24g
    Hi Folks Just wondering if anyone here uses the 14-24 with a speedlight they could recommend. I'm finding myself having problems with the sun while out and about here in the subtropics, and when ...
  • What it looks like, is that you're not actually dead centre in your live view. What happens if you record video on the camera and do that same zoom throw? Or, try centring on a grid using the ...
  • See, I've been waiting for the new Chuck Taylor II (which has a removable innersole) in standard black & white but Converse Australia can't keep stock in US Mens 8 and above. Sure, I can get "car ...
  • Thanks for all the suggestions folks. Went to a local commercial district that has a bunch of mountain / adventure / outdoor places next to each other, tried on the Oboz again, and then tried a ...
  • hahaha, not *quite* the look I was going for ;)
  • Created photo thread City walking with 14-24.
    had one of those serendipitous found moments where the crowd cleared, and all the compromises of weight and bulbous flare-prone front element became irrelevant. A tripod and live view might have ...
  • Hi Folks, So after yet another weekend walking around the nearest capital city with sore feet, I've reached the "how stupid were you not to know this instantly?" moment where Converse Chuck Taylors ...
  • Yup - my camelbak pack, and the front pocket on the Lotus both have weep holes in them, so if there is a leak, the water has somewhere to go, rather than soaking through, but water is still ...
  • My curent setup is a Lotus with a medium shallow ICU for day to day use, and a large slope when I need to carry my full panoramic kit. If you can get all the f-stop gear you need in one hit from a ...
  • The focus shift issue, as I understand it, is that it viewfinder AF always occurs at (on this lens) f2.8, and then the camera returns to the actual aperture for the shot. The problem I had was the ...
  • Just a final little postscript - Nikon Australia have agreed to cover the AF recalibration as a warranty repair, despite the body being purchased 2 months shy of 3 years ago.
  • The focus point is the diagonal black & white stripes in the top left of the screen capture, with the red square around it. I'm not sure how I could get anything more contrasty than that. And to ...
  • thanks. I've got it going in today for a calibration to check both the body and the lens (which they can do as a while you wait thing, so long as I can find something to do for 3 hours), so ...
  • no, whenever I shoot in the real world at f2.8 this seems to happen. Or to put it another way, I'm yet to find a photo in my library shot with f2.8 that has the sharpest point of the frame inside ...
  • Hi folks, So, I've done some more controlled testing: Here's the first attempt: centre focus point, f2.8 24mm - 3rd letter from the right (which I think is sharpest) is 14cm back after AF fine-tuning ...
  • well here's the thing - most of the time I shoot this lens at f8, where I'm assuming the DOF is so large that a small back-focus isn't going to be too apparent, though truth be told, I've never ...
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