Graham Meale

Graham Meale

Lives in Australia NSW, Australia
Has a website at www.grahammeale.info
Joined on Jun 22, 2002

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On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (758 comments in total)

I was intrigued to see on this page that 8 people "own it", 76 "want it" and 10 "had it". Interested to know more about the 10 who had had it, and had disposed of it so soon, I clicked on the little panel. Oops, now there are 11 who "had it". Maybe the other ten made the same mistake as I did.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 01:37 UTC as 110th comment
On Photokina 2014: Canon stand report article (70 comments in total)

"Around back is a 3.2" 1036-dot LCD ...". Either a typo or a very large leap backwards!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 01:31 UTC as 1st comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1871 comments in total)
In reply to:

Graham Meale: I wonder whether the new battery can be used in the 5D III.

I asked Canon Australia this question and they emailed me to say yes. But when I spoke to them on the phone they said that was an error, and the correct answer is no. Hmmm ...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 11:08 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1871 comments in total)

I wonder whether the new battery can be used in the 5D III.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 05:34 UTC as 171st comment | 3 replies
On Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses article (140 comments in total)

And will Canon Australia announce a similar price drop? I think I know the answer.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2014 at 22:52 UTC as 48th comment | 5 replies
On Behind the Shot: Flames of the North article (67 comments in total)

I'd have thought eight images was a bit of overkill. Three would have done me.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 05:49 UTC as 3rd comment
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Graham Meale: 1. People will do a lot with a small image
Good luck to them.
2. Even if you post at low resolution, people will find the full-res image anyway
Not if you've never uploaded the full-res image. Most of the images on my website are thumbnail size.
3. Some people won’t believe it’s your own photo
I don't lose sleep over what people think.
4. The recognition you gain from the photo's popularity will not be very fruitful
OK. I'm not here to gain recognition.

It ain't. It never will be.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 23:29 UTC

1. People will do a lot with a small image
Good luck to them.
2. Even if you post at low resolution, people will find the full-res image anyway
Not if you've never uploaded the full-res image. Most of the images on my website are thumbnail size.
3. Some people won’t believe it’s your own photo
I don't lose sleep over what people think.
4. The recognition you gain from the photo's popularity will not be very fruitful
OK. I'm not here to gain recognition.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2014 at 22:45 UTC as 45th comment | 2 replies

Why didn't I think of this? I could have made a fortune from all my out-of-focus pictures ...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2014 at 00:15 UTC as 34th comment
In reply to:

bizi clop: Please, fix the misspelled title, it says "Samung" :)

But you didn't. (Not on the dpreview home page, anyway.)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 23:51 UTC
On Site Update: notifications article (127 comments in total)

I looked everywhere for a way to switch it off. I'm more likely to like it if I know I have a choice.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 04:47 UTC as 30th comment
On Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses article (368 comments in total)
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rrccad: at $299 for a UWA of 10-18, that's going to sell well. going to be interesting to see the MTF's

Try http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/ef_lens_lineup/ef_16_35mm_f_4l_is_usm

They look a lot better than the 2.8

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 04:34 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (451 comments in total)

Typo: "optical 'custom grip'" presumably should be "optional 'custom grip'"

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 00:49 UTC as 91st comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1047 comments in total)
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Nick8: Just one thought, not related to this new great camera in particular…
In the film era, both the ASA and DIN standards were used for the film sensitivity.
100 ASA was equivalent to 21 DIN.
I think DIN would have been a far more practical choice. ISO 409,600 would be equivalent to 57 DIN.
Another 2 steps in sensitivity from 409,600 and the ISO will become 1,638,400 vs 63 DIN.
Certainly that cannot fit on a dedicated dial :)

I've often wondered how big and cumbersome ISO numbers have to get before we go to a sensible logarithmic scale such as DIN. Can you imagine a conversation "Are you going to use ISO 409,600 or go up to 819,200?" Dumb.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 05:27 UTC
On Ten items you should have in your camera bag article (288 comments in total)

I always carry in my bag (with camera and lenses) a cloth, spare battery and memory cards, lens pen, polarising filter, GPS unit and humidity sensor. That's all.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 23:32 UTC as 115th comment

Couldn't find any mention of this on the Australian site. What a surprise.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 23:30 UTC as 237th comment

Sad, isn't it?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2013 at 05:40 UTC as 51st comment

No comment.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 23:51 UTC as 28th comment

Madame Tussaud will be able to retire.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 03:47 UTC as 15th comment
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)

Of the sample videos, the only one that is much use is the one with the guy standing in front of the tower. In the racing boat shots, most of the action is left to right at infinity or close to it, and the depth of field is great enough for everything to be pretty much in focus anyway. I took a video of a band recently where I was side-on to the stage, with the musicians ranging from three to ten metres away. I tried to focus on each person when they did a solo, and found it quite difficult with the 5D Mark III. I'd be interested to see how the new focus system handled a situation like that.

Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 22:50 UTC as 256th comment | 1 reply
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