Ralph McKenzie

Ralph McKenzie

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Hamilton, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Works as a Glazier
Joined on Aug 30, 2010
About me:

http://akiwiretrospective.wordpress.com/

Ralph McKenzie's recent activity

  • Yep ..Roll on Photokina. I have a feeling Fuji fans might just be a little disappointed this time round.
  • Hi Alex, It looks almost identical to the Topman tripod I bought a few years ago. They are very well built and strong. I've used it for Moon shots and long focus work and its rock solid. I like the ...
  • Maybe...
  • I would agree and sadly that relegates a large number of would be camera owners who enjoy a good super-zoom, but aren't enthusiasts or professionals, to no choice at all as they are the people who ...
  • Replied in disagree ...
    Sorry no takers here. I don't like Sony DSLR's, we have them at work and they just don't seem as user friendly as I would like, older models though so the same may not be true of the newer Sonys.
  • Replied in disagree ...
    Having read through the replies here so far I get the distinct impression that most folks have had enough of Fuji's lack luster performance, both in terms of production quality and design and with ...
  • Still far too expensive for a bridgecamera. The same as you say happened with the XS1. 600.00 GBP at todays exchange rate is $1188.00 NZD, which still makes it too expensive for those on a fixed ...
  • Created discussions NZ Panny FZ1000 launch price.
    For those thinking about jumping ship from the Fuji family, especially here in NZ or no doubt Australia, and getting a Panasonic FZ1000, you might want to vote with your wallets. Photowarehouse ...
  • Hi Orion. I would if I had an HS50 but I don't. So other than what I have posted, it would be pointless as the HS20 doesn't shoot 1:1 or have IDZ or a comparable lens. I will if I buy one which I'm ...
  • Good comparison. Thats why B&W astroshots I've done with the Fuji cams always seem noiseless compared with the same shot in color.
  • The HS10 seemed to have an increase in noise with sharpening set high. With the EXR processor of the HS20 high sharpening makes very little difference to noise levels. Its always been on of the ...
  • Some interesting results. Note all images should be viewed from the galleries page not the standard viewer as it really doesnt work properly. And some thoughts on this subject. Being an astronomer ...
  • Nice stuff Nady. Looks like a really good day for a wedding ( as in fine weather ). Nothing wrong with the photos either. I like the spontaneity you get from the average person with a camera. ...
  • I would agree with you there. Here in New Zealand we suffer bloated prices for camera gear. The Sony RX10 was launched here for almost $1700.00 NZD ( Currently on sale for $1498.00 ) and I expect ...
  • With both my HS series cameras I always shoot 16:9 unless I intend to print then I go for 3:2. Why 16:9. It appears to be the sweetspot for the sensor in the HS20 at least, which makes shot to shot ...
  • Nice work Joms. You know I think that these are better than anything you got to date from the HS50. IQ is a heck of a lot better even with the TC on the camera. It shouldn't take you long to get ...
  • I downloaded the full sized file because I wanted to be sure what I was seeing. This image is devoid of fine detail as far as I can see. I've included 2 images of what I see on screen, and the ...
  • Larger sensor is definitely a step in the right direction. I would prefer better IQ and AF speed than extra Fl. Another reason I really like the look of the Panny. F4.0 at the long end is much ...
  • I did indeed, thats what the final bit means-  " Op excluded of course ":P If you want better than what the x20 is providing, you may well have to look at another brand for the right bit of kit to ...
  • Have to agree with you here 100% Photoreddi. As I have said in the past, wearing graduated bifocals is not conducive to using any form of viewfinder. Complete waste of time. I never repeat never ...
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