NDT0001

Lives in Australia Australia
Joined on Mar 20, 2009

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SaltLakeGuy: Sorry guys if I offended you regarding your endless desire to mix and match. To me it's a bit like a "low rider", they butcher up a car to modify it beyond it's original design for their own amusement. Hey, it's a free country, knock yourselves out as it's your $$$ that supports their mechanical experimentation's.

Why is it so hard for you to accept that people don't want to rebuy their L lenses to fit on a more advanced body? Your arrogance is breathtaking.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 06:30 UTC
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Marksphoto: im not a big fan of the color off the sony sensor, it looks like the quality is high but just the hues turn me off

@ suave . What on earth do you mean? have you ever tried correcting a horrible reddish skin tone from a Sony camera or cyan sky from a Canon camera? Not all cameras are equal. Compare a great natural skin tone from a fujifilm camera to a sony body.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 04:51 UTC
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alextardif: Meh... all this adapted nonsense is just that for now... nonsense.

Whats nonsensical about using your existing collection of professional EF mount glass on the latest Sony bodies...?

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 03:18 UTC
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Aasmund G: It's getting to the point where the best Canon mount body is a Sony, and the best sensibly priced lenses for Sony are Canons

It's already there.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 22:27 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (454 comments in total)

I would like to vote for "game changer" as the most over-used phrase of the internet era.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 03:21 UTC as 131st comment | 1 reply
On article Road tripping through New South Wales, Australia (31 comments in total)

Jason, you sure picked a great time to be on the East coast and Sydney, the usually hard Aussie sun is softened just enough in winter and Sydney is going off with The Vivid festival of light.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2016 at 23:17 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
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Gesture: Wonderful photographer but really sad that this genre is about shooting a mini-movie and picking the best frame. Instead of anticipating, hitting the mark, being willing to accept what time and incident give us.

@ gesture. Its all well and good to make statement like that sitting at your keyboard. Its another thing entirely being out in the field shooting a brief that you will have to present to your bosses. It really doesn't matter how you get the shot, all that matters is that you deliver what your paid to deliver, and get called back on the next one.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2016 at 23:32 UTC
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Biowizard: There was a time when a camera simply measured the actual light coming in through the entirely passive lens, adjusted for the reported aperture setting (trasmitted via a mechanical lever), and made the perfect exposure on a fixed-ISO sensor (called film).

Frankly, the idea that a LENS needs firmware is appalling. So many lines of computer code trying to compensate for manufacturing shortcuts which, once upon a time, were sorted by decent design, gear reductions and the pitch of helical-cut metal.

Brian

@butterflySkies lots of advantages where the lens registers to the body and many lens corrections are done by the camera body, like vignetting, chromatic aberrations and distortions etc. Lots of these can be done in post-software but as the lenses talk to the body and give the specific settings its all done in-body without you noticing. It also gives the advantage of smaller and cheaper glass as corrections are software based and not done with extra lens elements. And yes, rotary and non-cordless telephones don't require a power outlet to function, they just need to be plugged into a phone outlet in your house.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2016 at 00:49 UTC
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Biowizard: There was a time when a camera simply measured the actual light coming in through the entirely passive lens, adjusted for the reported aperture setting (trasmitted via a mechanical lever), and made the perfect exposure on a fixed-ISO sensor (called film).

Frankly, the idea that a LENS needs firmware is appalling. So many lines of computer code trying to compensate for manufacturing shortcuts which, once upon a time, were sorted by decent design, gear reductions and the pitch of helical-cut metal.

Brian

@butterflySkies not ironic, the advantages of electronic technology outweigh the occasional incompatibilities which arise. Theres always an alternative tho. Will you ditch your mobile phone and go back to using a rotary phone because it doesn't need power to make a phone call?

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 22:52 UTC
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Biowizard: There was a time when a camera simply measured the actual light coming in through the entirely passive lens, adjusted for the reported aperture setting (trasmitted via a mechanical lever), and made the perfect exposure on a fixed-ISO sensor (called film).

Frankly, the idea that a LENS needs firmware is appalling. So many lines of computer code trying to compensate for manufacturing shortcuts which, once upon a time, were sorted by decent design, gear reductions and the pitch of helical-cut metal.

Brian

Its not at all appalling. Your complaint is like saying modern cars are appalling as they are not purely mechanical like the old days. Being electronic, lenses and cameras now work symbiotically, and the results are far and away superior to lenses and bodies of yesteryear.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 03:41 UTC
On article Instagram gets a new logo, monochrome interface (88 comments in total)
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Clint Dunn: Well I logged in but what do ya know...more of the same. Lots of narcissistic bikini clad babes flogging the latest nutritional supplement and twentysomething adventure tourist selfies taken from Mesa Arch providing such pearls of wisdom as:

'When you focus on results nothing changes, when you focus on changing you find results'.

Yeah.....

It really just shows you similar feeds to what you have looked at or liked, so if your getting those types of images, you only have your own browsing habits to blame...

Link | Posted on May 15, 2016 at 21:12 UTC
On article Roger Cicala compares Zeiss and Canon 135mm f/2 lenses (88 comments in total)
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peterdix: what is lens peaking?? I've canon 500d with 55-250 zoom I very often take pics manualy focused and the red "in focus" diode lights up when it is in focus

Peaking refers to the function of edge highlighting what is in focus when using an Electronic Viewfinder. Or it is also a setting when you can engage extreme sharpening in an electronic viewfinder so that whatever is in focus pops very obviously. Not applicable to Optical viewfinders. Google "focus peaking" for more info :-)

Link | Posted on May 1, 2016 at 23:13 UTC
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steelhead3: The subscription service has made Adobe irrelevant.

your delusional

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 01:56 UTC
On article Pelican lightens up with Air cases (53 comments in total)
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gskolenda: They are way over priced! They need some stiff competition.

HPRC are a very good alternative.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 20:53 UTC
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mailman88: A camera for the Rich and Shameless

@dash2k8 I don't think for a second that FF DSLR's are less than stellar, my point was that for some types of work, MF is critical.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 04:32 UTC
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papa natas: There are
snapshooters,
prosumers,
short order photo-cooks,
And then, there are THOSE, who PLAN and CREATE an image.
Those using tripod, light meter, bellows, and bring a thermos with coffee.
For THOSE, Lee Filters are still the benchmark on photo filters since many years past. Lee Filters are STILL most popular among movie directors.
Ask David Lean (Dr. Zhivago)
Maybe one day this new generation will rediscover COKIN Filters.

Halleluja! You nailed it!

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 02:01 UTC
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stevevelvia50: A lot of my friends have used filters with great results. I have only used polarizes and NDs. I generally expose for the brighter horizon area in a shot like this using my D7200. Occasionally I will bracket couple of exposures, always on my tripod. I simply use two adjustment layers with a layer mask and brush. I will vary the opacity of the brush and carefully paint in the desired exposure until it looks natural. Works perfectly and you can continually adjust to taste. For the past 15 years I have been doing all of my basic darkroom work in Photoshop with no more than two differently exposed images made on a tripod. Remember, subtlety is the key.

But there is nothing more satisfying then getting a great image straight out of the camera, that maybe just needs little tweaking.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 02:00 UTC
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mailman88: A camera for the Rich and Shameless

Why is it so hard for amateur's to grasp the concept that these cameras are tools of the trade? The return on investment for some career photographers is such that a top of the line camera like this just what they need to get the job done. How is this different to say a truck driver buying a $100,000 truck so he can do his job? And no, a FF DSLR is not 'good enough'..

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 01:16 UTC
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Frank in Bridgewater: I guess people must buy a camera like this for the same reason that they buy a Rolex watch. Because they can?

" I can't afford it and have no use for it , therefore neither does enyone else"

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 22:36 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2123 comments in total)
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David McLean: I've been using a Nex-5T with a forty year old Zuiko 50mm f/1.8 'brass & glass' manual lens (+ inexpensive Fotga converter). The Nex-5T's on-board focus highlighting works beautifully and includes a LiveView focus zoom. The lens cost me $30 and is delivering some of the best portrait shots I've ever taken. The Zuiko 50mm f/1.4 works a treat too and has slightly better bokeh. I'd recommend trying one of these old lenses on the A6300 for pinpoint focus control.

new sensors+old glass=stunning results

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 23:27 UTC
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