New Day Rising

New Day Rising

Lives in Orstraya
Works as a Hermetic actuator
Has a website at Here mostly
Joined on Oct 2, 2017

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On article Fujifilm GFX 50S II review (499 comments in total)
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dwl017: Haha just what I needed to post cat photos on Instagram

The real issue is being able to nail focus in that one second window when the cat deigns to look at the camera, having spent the previous 15 minutes deliberately looking away and generally being uncooperative.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2021 at 03:04 UTC
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phouphou: it really is a great lens for the price.
Many people overlook the options for mirrorless (mostly Sony) from Voigtländer, Laowa, TTArtisan because they have no AF lenses. But MF is so easy and precise today with IBIS, focus peaking/magnification all in the EVF (especially because those lenses have real helicoids).

@mick232 At the risk of sounding cliched, people managed to shoot moving subjects with manual focus for a long time. Of course the hit rate is lower, but high burst speeds and not having the cost and limitations of film more than make up for that.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2021 at 03:52 UTC
On article Nikon Z fc Review (2120 comments in total)
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Hayden N: Seems like a pointless camera to me. So your expected to buy the this retro style apsc camera then stick expensive full frame plastic black barrel lenses on it?? Nikon has never supported apsc and I can't see them starting now. if you want apsc and a retro style camera then fujifilm is the only sensible choice.

Fair points, Hayden

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2021 at 10:44 UTC
On article Nikon Z fc Review (2120 comments in total)
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Hayden N: Seems like a pointless camera to me. So your expected to buy the this retro style apsc camera then stick expensive full frame plastic black barrel lenses on it?? Nikon has never supported apsc and I can't see them starting now. if you want apsc and a retro style camera then fujifilm is the only sensible choice.

You're coming from the perspective of an enthusiast who is thinking about the half a dozen lenses they would anticipate buying. Nikon is marketing to casual hobbyists who will likely never buy more than the kit lens and maybe one other.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2021 at 06:35 UTC
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brownie314: a thousands bucks. For a 105mm macro. About twice the price we all paid for a 105 macro on DSLR. That tracks with the rest of the new Nikon Z lenses.

You're right, of course. $50 in parts, some glass, a motor that probably no different from those used in $10 kids' toys. I don't see why you couldn't throw that stuff together yourself, make something at least as good as Nikon can and put it on the market for $350. You'll make a fortune.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2021 at 05:42 UTC
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Ruekon: @dpreview staff: strange that you show the 50/2.8 in the opener photo. The 105/2.8 looks like the much more interesting lens regarding specs, build and price/value ratio. Also the included official samples look more interesting for that lens; at least to me.

I guess the DPR staff felt it made sense to show the 50mm first, given that 50 is less than 105 and ordering things in a numerical sequence is logical and commonplace. Maybe they also figured that readers would have sufficient attention span to work through the three or four images of the 50mm and then look at the 105mm images.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2021 at 05:32 UTC
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vivaldibow: What does "MC" stand for on these two lenses?

Motorcycle Club, I believe. I have no idea why; you would have to ask Nikon

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2021 at 05:26 UTC

Congratulations, Wildbegonia - a wonderful photo and deserved winner!

Link | Posted on May 14, 2021 at 01:59 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On article Opinion: Do we really need all those buttons and dials? (897 comments in total)

The thing is, like any of the "my camera is better than your camera" arguments, it comes down to choice and hence it is great to have options. I love my Fujifilm X-T1for its direct dials. For different reasons and at different times, I love my X-M1 for its simplicity. At other times, my Nikon D7200 for its plethora of external controls and options. Sometimes I dig out the old D50 and really enjoy its lack of controls and options. I am glad there is no rule that says all cameras have to be like the OM-D E-M1iii (I used to have a mark i, which was a joy to use) or like the X-E4 (which I am thinking of getting - it would be a joy to use for different reasons). We can have both, or either, and that's great.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2021 at 00:15 UTC as 120th comment
On photo Hummingbird in the Super Telephoto - Specific Equipment Challenge challenge (12 comments in total)

That's marvellous!

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2021 at 02:34 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

A few years back my daughter gave me a lens mug. I don't think I've ever tried using it as a coffee mug, but I really appreciated the thought. Later my wife gave me a print of a photo I'd taken of the moon. It is displayed in my home and I really appreciated the thought.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2020 at 21:59 UTC as 22nd comment
On challenge -Whatsapp Morning Greetings- (In Full Colours Only) (2 comments in total)

When you say "exclude humans from the shot", how strict is this rule? Is it OK to have people in the background, or as minor subjects in the shot? Should photos with any humans (even if in the background) be DQ'd or voted down?

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2020 at 00:15 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

Well done, Weve - a worthy winner. Is RAW the name of the band, or a description?

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2020 at 07:52 UTC as 2nd comment | 3 replies
On photo Little Boy In Awe in the Ultra Wide [new shot] challenge (10 comments in total)
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Dak on cam: And yet another first place from wam7 with a rather peculiar bimodal vote distribution compared to the followup placings.

@Dak on cam - I agree completely. The voting system ends up really messed up in my view. In other challenges you get winning entries that have received virtually no high scores, but mostly mediocre (2.5 or 3.0) scores. The consensus of the voters is that they are very ordinary entries, but they end up with a slightly higher average, perhaps because other entries have been voted down.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2020 at 11:01 UTC
On photo Little Boy In Awe in the Ultra Wide [new shot] challenge (10 comments in total)
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Dak on cam: And yet another first place from wam7 with a rather peculiar bimodal vote distribution compared to the followup placings.

Basically all DPR vote distributions are weird. The next entry scored second place despite most voters thinking it was mediocre (only with 3 stars). Go figure.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2020 at 01:02 UTC
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Marty4650: That tiny camera module would be easier to lose than a hot shoe cover. And how many of those have you lost in your lifetime?

It's so small and fiddly, it's going to end up getting dropped somewhere. Probably end up in one of the swamps or rivers where a few of my 39mm lens caps have ended up.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2020 at 03:24 UTC
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arhmatic: But how can you swap it if you've already lost it?

@prozac one - because it is tiny and fiddly and detachable

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2020 at 03:17 UTC
On article Opinion: Camera names are getting ridiculous (706 comments in total)
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Michiel953: A majority of the American market (a very knowledgeable majority) wishes to see Arabic numerals abolished. That would explain the proliferance of the 'X'.

I do remember now seeing that. Frightening stuff.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2020 at 08:30 UTC
On article Opinion: Camera names are getting ridiculous (706 comments in total)
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Michiel953: A majority of the American market (a very knowledgeable majority) wishes to see Arabic numerals abolished. That would explain the proliferance of the 'X'.

You're just making that up, right? About wanting to see Arabic numerals abolished.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2020 at 08:10 UTC
On challenge monthly motion challenge (13 comments in total)
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New Day Rising: It's only freezing in February in the northern hemisphere! Here in Australia February is typically the hottest month of the year.

I don't have any SCG shots, for better or worse. I have various beach shots, including surfing, from around this time of the year, but not in February unfortunately. Still, I should be able to find something!

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2020 at 03:01 UTC
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