Martin.au

Martin.au

Lives in Australia Adelaide, Australia
Joined on Jul 20, 2012

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Martinka: Nice video, terrible photos...

Damn. I forgot the inverse correlation between the calibre of some sports photogs on this site, and their ability to understand basic concepts.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 23:40 UTC
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Martinka: Nice video, terrible photos...

Had a look. Nah, I think Donald Chin does much better work.

Oh, what's that? I'm not supposed to troll the professional sports photogs when they act like jerks. :P

I had a look at your art of sport page. Great shots, but entirely useless for what the Roller Derby people are looking for. I suspect you know that though.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 22:58 UTC
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nerd2: I don't get it. $1099 body + $899 12-40 2.8 + $1499 40-150 2.8 + 45 1.8 = whooping $4K worth of gear, frequent lens changes and only 5fps.

I could use D750 + 28-300 lens combo to take approximately the same outputs, while much less hassle overall (cheaper and lighter, does not require lens change, faster AF, faster fps, comparable DOF, comparable resolution etc)

First was the bait, and now comes the switch. :P

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 05:53 UTC
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nerd2: I don't get it. $1099 body + $899 12-40 2.8 + $1499 40-150 2.8 + 45 1.8 = whooping $4K worth of gear, frequent lens changes and only 5fps.

I could use D750 + 28-300 lens combo to take approximately the same outputs, while much less hassle overall (cheaper and lighter, does not require lens change, faster AF, faster fps, comparable DOF, comparable resolution etc)

Now add another lens to get to 24mm. And another lens to beat the 75mm, and another lens to beat the 45mm. Actually, you're shooting derby, so perhaps the 70-200 f2.8 would be a good choice and will cleanup the M4/3 primes. So now we're back at D750 + 24-70 + 70-200 (and a janky 28-300). Now we're up above 4kg of kit. That's not looking so fun anymore but at least you'll be able to say you can beat the M4/3s kit. :P

Of course, that's assuming you plan to use the camera for one job. Now add macro, wildlife, etc into the mix. That's ok, 150-600mm lenses are now common. What's another couple of kilos. :D

Then, leave it all behind and buy a superzoom for when you go travelling.

Ahhh, cameras. :D

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 03:36 UTC
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Thorgrem: Great field test. Seems like m4/3 is up to the task of shooting such a difficult to shoot sport.

I'm with you Daniel. 75mm and 12-40 are my favourite lenses for this sport.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 07:24 UTC
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pkosewski: Ah... the "eyes are sharp" thing.
I looked at some shots in the gallery. We are talking about DoF of 2-3 meters. It's not really about nailing focus as getting something in focus or being totally lost. Players are isolated very well...
As such, 20% rate of "being totally lost" is quite a lot. Especially at 5 fps.

I'm pointing this out because Olympus is planning to release the 300/4 and
600mm FF equivalent is not exactly a general-purpose lens. With this quality of focusing I don't think it will win over many nature photographers...

I'm certainly going to be using the 300 handheld, and waving it around like a maniac. :D

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 07:19 UTC
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Thorgrem: Great field test. Seems like m4/3 is up to the task of shooting such a difficult to shoot sport.

Sure TimT999. That can be done. In an event like roller derby, where the crowd is often closer to the skaters than you are, you could do that with, say a 200mm f2 or faster.

I'll let you get on with that.

Most derby photogs I've seen prefer the 70-200 f2.8, and if they want to isolate a skater use lighting, rather than trying to rely on DOF to knock out the background.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 00:41 UTC
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brycesteiner: This is seriously considered a sport?

I tihnk Bryce is possibly ignorant of the history of Roller Derby, and is thinking of the long extinct "sports entertainment" version.

Bryce, time to update your knowledge. You're only 30 years out of date.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2015 at 23:47 UTC

Great video DPR people. Get well soon Allison.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2015 at 23:37 UTC as 21st comment
On More things we found cut in half (CP+ 2015 edition) article (139 comments in total)

Bravo

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 06:19 UTC as 72nd comment
On Klosterbibliothek at Stift Admont photo in texinwien's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Awesome shot.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 07:01 UTC as 1st comment
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biza43: These actually make sense, it's just a downsize from their similar range for DSLRs. Believe or not, I have yet to find a good backpack that can take my E-M1 and lens, plus a small laptop, plus a variety of miscellaneous stuff, for travel.

This might be it, finally.

I'm in a similar situation. I am going to try using a good laptop backpack (STM Drifter) and use a padded cell for the camera gear.

Duchamp, I think you may prefer a shopping trolley to your car. I mean, they both have wheels, and the shopping trolley is much smaller.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2014 at 06:24 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 article (304 comments in total)

Errr. WANT!!!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 13:31 UTC as 85th comment

Great post. I've been doing the same down here in Australia. The Great Southern Slam is coming up next weekend so my OM-D's are going to be busy. (45 teams, 3 days) :D

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2014 at 09:27 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies
On walk toward the light in the Stairway to heaven challenge (3 comments in total)

Excellent shot

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2014 at 02:29 UTC as 3rd comment

Glados.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 07:56 UTC as 55th comment

Possibly bornite, or peacock ore. It's a copper sulphide.

The gold bit may be chalcopyrite.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2014 at 12:27 UTC as 2nd comment

Trés Sexy!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 10:23 UTC as 42nd comment

This could be an amusingly sneaky "camera of the year".

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2013 at 03:42 UTC as 44th comment
On Tamron to develop 150-600mm F5-6.3 ultra-telephoto zoom article (193 comments in total)

Can we have an M4/3s version for LOLs. :D

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 10:00 UTC as 60th comment
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