PIX 2015
mais51

mais51

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

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graybalanced: Always secure your camera. Don't take safety for granite...

the flutter of the butterfly wings .....

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 03:28 UTC

Wonder how much the leather case helped absorb the impact - without the case he could have kissed the camera good bye. I once drop my plastic Canon A70 onto the concrete footpath - the camera a had little dent - 4 AA batteries flew out but the only real damage was the built-in retractable lens cap - only opened a little had to force it open every time afterward - took it to Canon and they fixed it free of charge.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2015 at 04:45 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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bernardly: That's why you're supposed to use RAW format.

As you open and close your JPG each time the image changed due to the un-compression then re-compression action, therefore you should store your images in DVD or Bluray - they will not be degraded - no matter how many times you access them.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 04:14 UTC
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Zoron: D900 would be nice to pair with 24-70 VR

@Vanitas Photo: Yes there may be 4 of them but they all have some deficiency: D610 and D4s - well too old, D750: the recall is continuing, D810 just a fixed up D800, D810A too expensive and too narrowly targeted. So we need a brand new breaking new ground camera in the form of D900 !!!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2015 at 01:51 UTC
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Zoron: D900 would be nice to pair with 24-70 VR

You may be on the right track here - my favorite shop no longer carries the D810 - don't know why and never ask because I am not in the hunt for one - keep my powder dry for the D900 or whatever turns up

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2015 at 01:46 UTC
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dwill23: "This lens also features Nikon’s Electromagnetic Aperture for consistent exposures" Ohhh something Canon has done since 1987 with ALL their lenses, while Nikon bashed them, Nikon first copied IS, then motors in the lens "VR" now electromagnetic apertures. Dang. Better hope Sony doesn't pull those fantastic sensors away.....or start selling them to Canon. Read the lens reviews on this site, most Canon's are better. This lens is a joke, F5.6? Well, I guess if it's $500 it would be worth only using it in sun or bright cloudy days.

I don't worry about Canon - can't use their lenses on any of my Nikon cameras

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 16:50 UTC
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FuhTeng: I'm looking forward to the super-tele comparison tests that are inevitably on the way. The 200-500 f5.6 is appealing.

Ken Rockwell has already covered them - he doesn't need the lenses to do review

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 16:48 UTC

My Nikon cameras serial number is printed on a metallic label located out of the way in a recess at the bottom. Similarly recent Nikon lenses have their serial number in a metallic label located in a recess on the bottom of the lens body. Earlier Nikon SLR bodies and lenses have their serial numbers directly engraved on the body.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 18:08 UTC as 12th comment
On Canon warns about dangers of counterfeit camera gear article (153 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: Why am I not surprised? Classic example of Chinese "business strategy"... steal - - produce some shitty copy - make profit.

Chinese or Taiwanese are basically the same people - just because they have a different political systems doesn't make them different people.
The current Chinese government always consider Taiwan as part of China mainland There are no doubt ethnic Taiwanese but they are only minority.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2015 at 12:01 UTC
On Expressing 'Sexy' challenge (21 comments in total)

I resubmit my entry with a supporting statement as requested - It is not winning but be part of the community that I keep trying.

Cheers

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 11:47 UTC as 3rd comment
On sexy feet in the Expressing 'Sexy' challenge (1 comment in total)

My original submission was disqualified I think because it was too big - sorry I did not read the rules thoroughly - no problem just re-export the same image from Lightroom - Hope it is acceptable this time and I hope It was not disqualified by other reasons

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 10:44 UTC as 1st comment
On Expressing 'Sexy' challenge (21 comments in total)

Yeah - good clean family fun - if you want glamorous sexy things - there are other places for them

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 14:43 UTC as 7th comment
On All is in the head in the Expressing 'Sexy' challenge (2 comments in total)

would it be better without the hand ?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 12:54 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Bad weather landscape challenge (4 comments in total)

Could you consider increase the entry to 85 or better still 100
60 is a bit low - I was searching through my archive for a suitable image then I am confronted with the full house sign - must be quicker next time

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2015 at 12:52 UTC as 1st comment
On Game of Thrones in the Life and death challenge (4 comments in total)

Why isn't the 2nd place getter awarded first place, after all if the winner was disqualified then it was not in the competition.

About these competitions: They are purely for fun and for learning. I enter these not because I think I can win - nice if I could - but because of the community spirit - be part of the fun and learn something along the way. I just could not understand the win at all cost attitude - even revert to cheating - not worth it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2015 at 12:35 UTC as 1st comment
On Red motorised bicycle in the What were they thinking? challenge (1 comment in total)

Just an ex-postie bike !

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 22:19 UTC as 1st comment
On Leica Q First Impressions Review preview (576 comments in total)
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topstuff: For some inexplicable reason, people like to attack Leica because of its prices, seemingly immune to the fact that the same people probably willingly pay "premium" prices for other items like cars and clothes, even though often it is the brand they are paying for. It is a strange irony.

This Leica looks like it stands up on its own merits. It really does seem to be a beautifully designed, high quality item that performs very well.

Leica haters have nothing to hate here. They aren't going to like that ! :)

Yes most of my early photos were B&W and colour slides _ I have thousands of those slides - B&W I printed myself in a makeshift darkroom - it was really good fun and time consuming. A wedding would normally limited to 10 to 15 rolls of 36 exp. Cameras like Nikon F3 or Canon F1 could shoot 6 fps on a 250 magazine bulk films but only the Press could afford them. Now everyone complains about a camera can't shoot more than 100 burst. Imagine some one has to pay for that developing cost - not counting the cost of printing ! In the old days we sometimes made contact prints before select on the final print out.

But then this is Leica - no one cares about money here why am I rambling ?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2015 at 10:20 UTC
On Leica Q First Impressions Review preview (576 comments in total)
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topstuff: For some inexplicable reason, people like to attack Leica because of its prices, seemingly immune to the fact that the same people probably willingly pay "premium" prices for other items like cars and clothes, even though often it is the brand they are paying for. It is a strange irony.

This Leica looks like it stands up on its own merits. It really does seem to be a beautifully designed, high quality item that performs very well.

Leica haters have nothing to hate here. They aren't going to like that ! :)

Yes I remember using a Canonnet half -frame camera, it was popular because you can get 72 exposures out of one 36 exp cartridge. Film was expensive, especially color one. In early 70s as a student on budget I could not afford color print film, it cost upward to 50c per print whereas a color positive or slide only cost 15 cents including processing by Kodak. To put thing in perspective as a student I was paid only $1.50 per hour working as an unskilled laborer in one of the many factories during vacation.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 15:43 UTC
On Leica Q First Impressions Review preview (576 comments in total)
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topstuff: For some inexplicable reason, people like to attack Leica because of its prices, seemingly immune to the fact that the same people probably willingly pay "premium" prices for other items like cars and clothes, even though often it is the brand they are paying for. It is a strange irony.

This Leica looks like it stands up on its own merits. It really does seem to be a beautifully designed, high quality item that performs very well.

Leica haters have nothing to hate here. They aren't going to like that ! :)

Well medium format film camera was very expensive for the mass so is the medium format digital camera so the lowly 35mm comes to the rescue.. This "full frame" terminology is used to differentiate with the crop sensor, it is not Full Format or Medium Format as used in the film era.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 13:33 UTC
On Leica Q First Impressions Review preview (576 comments in total)
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topstuff: For some inexplicable reason, people like to attack Leica because of its prices, seemingly immune to the fact that the same people probably willingly pay "premium" prices for other items like cars and clothes, even though often it is the brand they are paying for. It is a strange irony.

This Leica looks like it stands up on its own merits. It really does seem to be a beautifully designed, high quality item that performs very well.

Leica haters have nothing to hate here. They aren't going to like that ! :)

@JrmW-203 The 35 format was born through 35mm movie film - Leica or no Leica someone would have invented either way. If it has not been for the Canon Nikon et al the 35 mm format would have probably been dead by now. Let's face it - how many people could afford a Leica at their asking price ?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 01:43 UTC
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