PIX 2015
Martin.au

Martin.au

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

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Cool

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 14:17 UTC as 11th comment
On Bee eaters' anger in the Anger challenge (9 comments in total)

Love this shot!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2015 at 01:26 UTC as 5th comment
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rjaywallace: Forgetting price for the moment, how will its performance compare to the Leica Q compact or the Panasonic Lumix GX8? When will DPReview publish in-depth evaluations of the Leica Q and the GX8 compacts?

GX8 compact?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2015 at 13:59 UTC
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Zeisschen: 'Pro'

Why yes, owner of the "Sony FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS Carl Zeiss Vario Tessar T*"
:P

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2015 at 00:54 UTC
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QuarryCat: but the quality of Olympus cameras is down to a basis level, Cameras look very quickly very used just from taking them out of the photo-bag or from the sweat on your fingers -
E-M5 was worse - E-M5II is even more worse and E-M1 is not really better...
I had them all for a year - not any longer.

the same but even worse with lenses, first they cut the sunshades out of the lens set and charged crazy extra prices - now all the lenses are not ZUIKO anymore, no famous Japan production - but China plastic

Lol quarrycat. Love the fact that in your spiel on you profile page you say "– so the first step is to accept other opinions – as strange as they might seem", followed by bagging people out as fanboys because they have a different opinion to you. Methinks thou doth project too much.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 14:30 UTC
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Mike FL: "12.3% increase in net sales year-on-year" is almost having NO increasing "year-on-year".

Olympus reported in Yen, but Yen lost 14% "year-on-year" as seem from below:

http://www.bloomberg.com/quote/USDJPY:CUR

In the other words, if Olympus is using USD for reporting, it will be "2% *decrease* in net sales year-on-year".

Yes, that's right, decreasing instead of increasing.

No?

Whatever makes you happy Mike.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2015 at 14:10 UTC
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Just a Photographer: Now all mirrorless camera manufacturers are profitable.
Sony, Fuji and now Olympus all presented black figures recently for their imaging business.

While Nikon and Canon are suffering. Its not that these DSLR manufacturers make losses on selling systems, but they do loose heavily in profitability and marketshare over the recent years.

Times are changing.

I would expect Panasonic to be joining the rest of the club soon. Their new releases look a lot less experimental, and a lot more focussed and good value than they did a few years back. No more messing around with subpar EVFs and quirks. Now you can buy a G7 for $800, with an EVF larger than most 35mm DSLRs.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2015 at 11:48 UTC

Are we sure this is for cameras, because it makes a hell of a lot more sense for microscopes?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 15:26 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
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nikkor35f2: I would not spend e money for my own figurine but would bring my children every 2to3 yrs to do one. Keep a record of their growing. And technically it should get cheaper
Looks good.

No, this technology wasn't used in the Matrix. The Matrix used bullettime - a much simpler effect using a different technique.

Fortunately others are prepared to understand the technology.
eg: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_eqaKym_II

Or how about a castle?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTipU14OeSc

Or this?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NC-k5FthwmM

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 11:14 UTC
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nikkor35f2: I would not spend e money for my own figurine but would bring my children every 2to3 yrs to do one. Keep a record of their growing. And technically it should get cheaper
Looks good.

I think you need some imagination, BigOne. This particular application is the tip of the iceberg. Beneath the water is architecture and heritage work, archaeology, paleontology, geology and other sciences, film work, mining, engineering and surveying, and so on.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2015 at 14:41 UTC
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Mike FL: Canon is much better b/c much larger sensor:

3D:
http://i.ytimg.com/vi/WDdxMBq2GW8/maxresdefault.jpg

2D:
http://s3.amazonaws.com/digitaltrends-uploads-prod/2014/07/canon-europe-doklab-bullet-time.jpg

BTW,
above are Canon EOS 1DX

MikeFL, there's a big difference between bullet time (easy) and SFM (structure from motion)/Photogrammetry (not easy).

And sensor size is not relevant. You're constrained by depth of field in this applications.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 03:45 UTC
On The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 article (1250 comments in total)
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Dimit: They've gone crazy over there ay Panasonic!!! Should be mentally retarded not to grab A7ii instead of this m43 monster.Stupidity reigns !!!

Trk- Complains about cost of lenses. Buys two systems.
***slow clap***

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2015 at 00:01 UTC

The Bigma is back!!! Well, a suitable equivalent anyway. :D

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 05:34 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply
On FOUR????!!!!! in the Surprises in Nature challenge (1 comment in total)

Love this shot

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2015 at 15:00 UTC as 1st comment
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PerL: There seems to be a lot of excitement on the mirrorless forums about red dot sights, bypassing the EVF altogether for tracking action. That tells me that EVFs still lags OVFs in speed, by an amount enough to be an issue.

Yeah. I've never used a red dot sight for it's optical pathway. I've always used it because it allows for an accurate aim with a wide field of view.

There's no shortage of discussion of red dot sights on DSLR forums. The only reason it's being discussed heavily now, is because there's finally a commercial RDS available.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 10:53 UTC
On The Hydration Of Anthony in the Spoof challenge (8 comments in total)

Such a well done idea.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2015 at 13:52 UTC as 3rd comment
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (228 comments in total)

Nifty. Looks nice.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 07:33 UTC as 38th comment
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amateurphotographer: Am a working photographer and have the 500SSD which is partitioned for both mac and PC. I was looking for a 1TB last week and this has solved my problem. The monster digital is 1TB ssd (USD1400) but has thunderbolt but no usb3, so no good for PCs. G technology don't have 1TB ssd. On my existing 500ssd I do find it handy having both thunderbolt and usb3, most importantly it give you the versatility to transfer files to clients as quick as possible depending on their machine. Also I use both PC and Imac at home so useful in that environment.
This 1TB is pricey but if you really need the transfer speed, the portability, the thunderbolt with usb3 then there aren't many or no other options currently on the market (maybe I am wrong). If you can wait for file transfer then don't get SSD, standard hard drive is cheaper. This 1TB SSD is built for users needing the speed.

Seagate thunderbolt adaptor. Bus powered. Can switch from usb3 to FireWire to thunderbolt. Can use bare drives.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 14:20 UTC
On Bat in flight in the High speed photography challenge (5 comments in total)

Great work

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 23:57 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On Blue Moon in the Moonscape challenge (2 comments in total)

Great shot. Might pay to check your sensor for dust though. Looks like a spec on the left side.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 23:31 UTC as 2nd comment
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