MICHAEL_61

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Christchurch, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at ultimate.photography
Joined on May 29, 2006

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On article Google will no longer develop Nik Collection (392 comments in total)

Use it all the time.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 21:02 UTC as 131st comment
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (918 comments in total)
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MICHAEL_61: This review is flawed on three obvious counts. First, when talking about IQ it fails to mention the unique MF look advantage which sets this camera above anything with a smaller sensor. Second, it fails to mention the better colours in RAW which set this camera above most FF ones. Third, it fails to mention that quite a number of excellent lenses can be used on it with the adapter, for example Canon 85/1.2 or 200/1.8, or Sigma Art 35/1.4, or 120-300/2.8 even with a 2x TC. No AF with those of course, but useful in lots of real life situations and a big thing in favour of adding it to your existing system. So one would still keep one's Canon or Nikon for sports, using Fuji with same lenses for studio, landscapes, etc.

Interesting to note that you chose not to refute my other points. Back to MF look - sorry it is not a myth, as I am very well aware from even my film work 20-odd years ago. MF look is familiar to everyone who worked with MF. From my perspective it consists of several factors, most obviously tonality and separation. I think the latter is due to the fact that with MF you get the background blur comparable to, say, 85/1.2 wide open at, say, 150/4 - but with the entire face sharp, not just one eye. It creates a unique feel of air, the picture 'breathes'. Combined with smoother local contrast and richer colour you get something genuinely different:
https://goo.gl/GH1DVh
If you say that difference does not exist, than you either consciously mislead your audience or seriously lack photographic experience. I can prove it but don't think it is necessary - as I said, this is not exactly news but a well known fact obvious to anybody who used MF.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 10:22 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (918 comments in total)

This review is flawed on three obvious counts. First, when talking about IQ it fails to mention the unique MF look advantage which sets this camera above anything with a smaller sensor. Second, it fails to mention the better colours in RAW which set this camera above most FF ones. Third, it fails to mention that quite a number of excellent lenses can be used on it with the adapter, for example Canon 85/1.2 or 200/1.8, or Sigma Art 35/1.4, or 120-300/2.8 even with a 2x TC. No AF with those of course, but useful in lots of real life situations and a big thing in favour of adding it to your existing system. So one would still keep one's Canon or Nikon for sports, using Fuji with same lenses for studio, landscapes, etc.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 21:25 UTC as 100th comment | 8 replies

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Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2017 at 09:44 UTC as 21st comment

Sorry, with all due respect - this is 100% BS. Sonys have poor colours. MF look is unique. And I can use my Canon 85/1.2 on the GFX with an adapter, it will still be F1.2.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 12:03 UTC as 430th comment | 2 replies
On article Variation Facts and Fallacies (230 comments in total)

Very interesting. My conclusion: in order to buy a lens, get as many copies as you possibly can tested on your camera (preferably 10 at least) to choose the best one of them.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2011 at 08:12 UTC as 87th comment | 6 replies
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