mais51

mais51

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a Engineer
Joined on Sep 22, 2005

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On The Kit Lens challenge (11 comments in total)
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NancyP: Can I use the original 40+ year old manual lens (55 mm f/1.4 prime lens, M42) from my old film camera? The camera was packaged with one of two lens choices, the 55mm f/1.4 and a 50mm f/1.8. I have an M42 to EOS adapter.

I suppose my Pentax Spotmatic II came with a 50 f1.4 kit lens - that should qualify !

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 06:31 UTC
On The Kit Lens challenge (11 comments in total)

My Nikon D70 came with a Nikkor 18-70 DX and the Nikon D200 came with a 18-200 kit lens, the D90 came with a 18-105 kit lens, the D80 came with a 18-135 kit lens

So how is that you only allow up to 55mm - I don't have a 18-55 lens, so I will sadly miss your Challenge

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 06:29 UTC as 5th comment
On Street Photography challenge (14 comments in total)
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mais51: Are you too busy watching the World Cup - now that Germany has won and the Cup is over for another 4 years - please come back and answer a few question -

Hey that was a tongue in cheek post - please do not take any offend because no offend was intended - I thank you and other hosts for running these challenges. Keep us on our toes
Once again THANK YOU

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2014 at 04:38 UTC
On Street Photography challenge (14 comments in total)

Are you too busy watching the World Cup - now that Germany has won and the Cup is over for another 4 years - please come back and answer a few question -

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2014 at 03:03 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
On Two Onions in the Onions challenge (2 comments in total)

Come on anyone knows this is a picture of garlic surely there are vast differences between onion and garlic - the photo otherwise is great

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 03:36 UTC as 2nd comment
On St Peter's Basilica-Vatican City in the Capital City Series: Rome, Italy challenge (2 comments in total)

You would be the only one ever says that - People associates Rome and Vatican - can't take Vatican out of Rome and you can't really say you have been to Rome without visiting Vatican

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2014 at 05:33 UTC as 1st comment
On Fossils in rock in the As Time Goes By (Nature) challenge (2 comments in total)

The rock immediately above the scallop shell resembles a sleeping person completes with eye, nose, ear and mouth !

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2014 at 02:26 UTC as 2nd comment
On Daily routine: Workplaces challenge (1 comment in total)

I notice that this challenge was full up well before the closing time could you open up for more submission - 40 is just too few for such a popular topic.
Thanks

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2014 at 22:10 UTC as 1st comment

I hope this entry meets with your approval even though it was shot from a window of a commercial jet liner - However because this flight and the airport exist to serve the tens of thousand of tourist flocking to view this magnificent and sacred monolith rock formation annually - therefore it is almost like a sight seeing flight - tourist last view of the Rock. As for the Rock itself the base is some 9.4 km (5.8 mi) long (circumference) and about 348 m (1,142 ft) high, rising 863 m (2,831 ft) above sea level.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2014 at 06:53 UTC as 1st comment
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1016 comments in total)
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lacikuss: Hey Nikon D800 owner, how do you feel about loosing 30% of the value of your not two year old camera in one day? I've got lucky when they fully replaced my D600 but you can{t say the same...

A company that keep churning nonsense upgraded cameras (read Thom Hogan) instead of passing on improved functionality with newer firmwares is a company that is only interested in milking their loyal customer base.

I wonder how many of the D810 upgrades could have been done with only a firmware update for the D800?

Nikon is not too bad, they don't bring out new model every year for the sake of it, when I was shooting film the F series cameras only had a new model every 10 years or so - F2 released in 1972 and F3 1982 and so on. The D series were similar - the models change were necessary only in response to technology changes and real improvements. There are at least 10 years span among the D100, D200, D300 and similarly between the D1 to the D4. D810 must be seen as a mid model refresh, similar to the D4s or the D300s, these day Nikon would only bring out a new high end model in approximately 5 years. Still there is no real replacement for the D700 and D300S and possibly none in the near future. The new D810 is then the logical replacement for the D700 and D300S - FX for the D700 and fast enough to satisfy the D300/S shooters. I miss the high speed rapid rate of the D300S but then I've gained much more going FX with the D800 - all in all no regret. I'd look again in 3 years for a new cam.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 16:57 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1016 comments in total)
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lacikuss: Hey Nikon D800 owner, how do you feel about loosing 30% of the value of your not two year old camera in one day? I've got lucky when they fully replaced my D600 but you can{t say the same...

A company that keep churning nonsense upgraded cameras (read Thom Hogan) instead of passing on improved functionality with newer firmwares is a company that is only interested in milking their loyal customer base.

I wonder how many of the D810 upgrades could have been done with only a firmware update for the D800?

Seriously looking back to some of my D70 photos I was mildly surprise how good they are - the only issue is the size - a miserable 2.5 MB but they were great then., 10 years ago 6MP was big. The only real different is the low light capability of the new sensor and for the D800's crop-ability - Take a small fraction of the raw file and one could produce a 7 MB photo out of it - sometimes you don't need full frame resolution . For instance I normally export my raw files to 4096 pixel and for web 2048 or 1024 only. A full 17 ~20MB D800 JPG is simply too big to email to anyone

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 14:10 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1016 comments in total)
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Zoron: I am getting D900...not this incremental upgrade....who's with me?

Well I am the tech sucker - D70 then D300S then D800 that for a period of 10 years - I promise myself that I will budget $5000 per year on photographic equipment - just for fun not for paid job and so far I haven't exceeded that at all - buying a D800 and a 24-120 F4 get up to $4,500 - I don't waste money on expensive German car where a set of headlight can set you back $10,000 and a set of ceramic brake pad cost $20,000 - photographic equipment is cheap in comparison. As they say can't take the money with you

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 09:43 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1016 comments in total)
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alcaher: The good thing about this camera is that rummors are becoming real.... the d800s was rumored months ago and i think some sites predicted it was coming on june.... so maybe there will be D300s replacement on august, finally!!

Now with 5fps and faster performance (on paper), i dont know if people would considerthe new D810 a truly D700 replacement.

Yeah, I have a D300s and jumped to the D800 when Nikon was running price reduction promotion here in Oz. I never see the need for the crop mode prefer instead the full FX, leave all my DX lenses to the daughter who is using a D7000. I suppose with faster shooting rate the crop mode worth it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 00:03 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1016 comments in total)
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Zoron: I am getting D900...not this incremental upgrade....who's with me?

If you have the money and the want and the need - buy it or else forever sit on the fence. Me I have a D800 and happy with it, hopefully Nikon can bring out firmware upgrade to give the D800/E some features which are available on the new D810 - of course nothing they can do about the hardware but software wise they could and hopefully they will - but not yet, not until they exhaust the stock of the D800/E in their warehouses.
For the people who elects to wait - wait on but remember this: time waits for no one.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 23:39 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1016 comments in total)
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Timbukto: "When we tested the D800 and D800E we found that we had to go to great lengths to avoid mirror and shutter-induced vibration from reducing resolution at some shutter speeds. This is par for the course with such a high-resolution camera, and we've worked through the same issues on other DSLRs and interchangeable lens cameras (like the Sony A7R) since then."

Is this the first time we've heard about this? How come it seems like companies need to make improvements before issues are revealed...I feel like it should be the other way around, journalism should be revealing issues to be fixed beforehand. What are the great lengths needed to avoid mirror slap and shutter shake anyhow, would it be useful to know for anyone wanting to extract the most out of their pics? Forgive me if I you guys already went to great lengths explaining, perhaps I missed it.

I use quite mode to reduce mirror induced vibration, can't shoot very fast but sure less noisy and less vibration

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 23:26 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1016 comments in total)
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KonstantinosK: In Greece the price difference between the D800 and D800E is a whopping 915$, which makes the choice of the D800 a bit of a no-brainer. Now, an omission of the OLPF parts should actually bring the camera price closer to the d800, but that's marketing to you. Let's hope the other improvements justify the price of the d810 being closer to that of the d800E.

In Sydney, Australia current prices for the D800, D800E and D810 is $2,800, $3,000 and $3,600 respectively - in AUD

Some sites already drop the D800/D800E listing. Presumably discontinued by Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 23:21 UTC
On Apuseni Mountain in the High Quality: Landscapes challenge (1 comment in total)

Number 5 and number 6 are identical - and the Challenge is basically full - I know one could submit 2 entries but identical ones ?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 18:57 UTC as 1st comment
On Moth on Window in the Macro - Reflections and/or Shadows challenge (3 comments in total)

I am in no position to comment on your winning photograph - congratulations.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 01:34 UTC as 1st comment
On Stewed eggs in the Macro - Reflections and/or Shadows challenge (4 comments in total)
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NPW UK: Why? Does the stewing flavour the eggs in some way through the shells?

Thanks, Neil.

The eggs are hard boiled and shelled before further cooking with chunks of pork belly.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 05:27 UTC
On Stewed eggs in the Macro - Reflections and/or Shadows challenge (4 comments in total)

The reflections are on the stainless steel pot wall - distorted somewhat because of the curvature of the pot. I take that food photo is not a great topic in this forum. If you look closely you will see the reflection of the pot rim on the surface of the sauce.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 05:24 UTC as 1st comment
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