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 Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (819 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 news story (287 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 114th 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 236th comment
On Billboards offer tourists a glimpse of smog-free Hong Kong news story (113 comments in total)

Sad, isn't it?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2013 at 05:40 UTC as 51st comment
On Editorial: Why Some People Hate Comments (And Why We Don't) news story (288 comments in total)

No comment.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2013 at 23:51 UTC as 26th 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 (1333 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 255th comment | 1 reply
On 12 stunning photos of Godafoss - Waterfall of the Gods news story (78 comments in total)

Sarah Marino wins my first prize. But I agree with others ... isn't the silky water look a bit passé?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2013 at 04:07 UTC as 42nd comment
On Forum updates news story (69 comments in total)
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Graham Meale: Tried to reply to a thread and got "Loading text editor" for about five minutes so I gave up. I wonder whether this will work ...

Tried again and it worked.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2013 at 19:27 UTC
On Forum updates news story (69 comments in total)

Tried to reply to a thread and got "Loading text editor" for about five minutes so I gave up. I wonder whether this will work ...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2013 at 19:21 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply

Minuscule, not miniscule.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2012 at 06:17 UTC as 38th comment | 3 replies
On Roger Cicala investigates Canon's AF marketing claims news story (89 comments in total)

I agree, DPR should hire Roger. I printed out all his articles in the series so I could curl up in bed with them ... and I don't do that often!

A pity he didn't look at the 24-105L on the 5DII and 5DIII. I've noticed an improvement, but not as dramatic as with the 70-300L. The 24-105 is seven years old now, so perhaps Canon will release a Mk II with better AF to match the 5DIII and 1D X ...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2012 at 22:46 UTC as 23rd comment
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot S100 review news story (148 comments in total)

A bit disappointing that the camera doesn't align HDR bracketed shots. A bit silly to have to carry a tripod.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2011 at 23:02 UTC as 14th comment

Confirms my decision never to put any photos much bigger than a thumbnail on any websites. Prevention is better than cure.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2011 at 20:53 UTC as 13th comment
On Strawberry Lips in the Primaries: Red challenge (4 comments in total)

... you're not supposed to eat the green bit. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2010 at 06:37 UTC as 3rd comment
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