mmcfine

Lives in Australia Bondi, NSW, Australia
Works as a Designer
Has a website at www.migo.com.au
Joined on Jan 14, 2012
About me:

I would like to make the world a better place....ye right...-)

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mmcfine: Wow. Microsoft are not ashamed to mimic Apple's brand down to the font type. Lovely looking device but at the end of the day I simply don't trust Microsoft. Too many NT, XP, Vista etc. experiences burnt me out long time ago.

I wasn't referring to the hardware nor products. relax man... I was referring to the entire brand design, commercial art-direction etc. Have you been in a Microsoft store lately? I am by no means an Apple fanboy or give a... about electronic devices (cameras as well). Did you see that I also aded 'lovely looking device...' or you just saw 'mimic' and jumped off your seat.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2017 at 02:16 UTC

Wow. Microsoft are not ashamed to mimic Apple's brand down to the font type. Lovely looking device but at the end of the day I simply don't trust Microsoft. Too many NT, XP, Vista etc. experiences burnt me out long time ago.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 06:23 UTC as 13th comment | 3 replies

My dilemma. Buy this lens and stay home. Use the lens money to travel to beautiful locations.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 01:56 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
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stratplaya: This is more a study of good post production work, rather than the lens.

And what's wrong with post production? Almost all digital creative production are finished in post. That's why we have finish artists, sound designers, video post production (colour grading etc.), and so on. Even, god forbid, film dark rooms where the second half of photography. So get over it! Post is part of almost any creative production except for instant polaroid maybe.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2017 at 01:54 UTC

From all the latest reports it seems like soon Nikon WILL be a museum.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 01:56 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply

What would you expect from a Narcissistic generation? 'Just do It' just got a new meaning.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 01:51 UTC as 183rd comment

First you need to define who and what is a 'Pro'. The added word 'Pro' to products and services is part of a brand strategy which allows companies like Apple to sell products at a premium price without always a noticeable benefit. I agree that the Apple Pro 'trash can' is problematic but I know professional people that use these machine for hi-end broadcasting projects including complex animations and audio mixing and have no problems at all.
I work for a business with 500 people and we all use Apple products. I am no fan or give a s*** but I honestly prefer a 'trash can' or a useless touch-bar than using Windows OS all day.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 11:22 UTC as 94th comment
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Douglas F Watt: The endless chase for more and more detail and bigger and bigger MP is completely unabated. It is unclear where the point of diminishing returns might be on this, or have we passed it already?

This is not intended for general photography nor it is a chase. There are other industries that require large and dense sensors. Surveillance video cams and Astrophotography (sensors mounted on telescopes). For the rest of use mortals I agree, 18-24mp is enough for our selfies -)

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 03:51 UTC

Yes, but mine goes down to 11.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 07:21 UTC as 53rd comment
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Tonkotsu Ramen: I stopped buying new cameras because the tech is old and stagnant.. and the manufacturers seem to have no idea what consumers actually want.

do you know what consumers want?

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 00:41 UTC
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mmcfine: Flick, flick, flick...The world is crap. How lucky am I to be able to post this while eating my breakfast in a cozy, air-conditioned office...

@Drive, That's my second breakfast... First world problems -)

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 02:18 UTC

Flick, flick, flick...The world is crap. How lucky am I to be able to post this while eating my breakfast in a cozy, air-conditioned office...

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 22:28 UTC as 53rd comment | 2 replies

Good on you Sigma. You've made a huge leap from a mediocre third part manufacturer to a top quality alternative.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 00:58 UTC as 92nd comment | 3 replies

Great shots. Well done. A lot of Mad Max theme here (especially Road Fury).

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 23:06 UTC as 24th comment

I like Canon but man, I will never go on holidays with all that heavy gear. I would love to see the same trip done by two or three photographers using FF, MFT and consumer APS-C. I bet you will barely see the difference.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 22:54 UTC as 37th comment

The RAW images are locked and cannot be edited/ evaluated in DPP (v4).

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 03:21 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
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timo: I wish people would back-off on the post-processing. All of these are intrinsically great shots, but some of them have been ruined on the computer.

post processing is essential in both film and digital. you can argue that Man Ray 'ruined' his photos in post. I don't know anyone who publishes out of the camera RAW files without some adjustments.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2017 at 19:25 UTC
On article Happy Holidays from DPReview (150 comments in total)

Thank you and happy new year.

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2016 at 14:06 UTC as 117th comment
On article Canon EOS M5 real-world sample gallery (240 comments in total)
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Catalin Stavaru: To be honest, I'm very disappointed by what I see in these samples. The most striking thing is the difference between the "out of camera" and "processed to taste" shots. The white balance and tones are really messed up in the OOC shots. Cold, bluish tint which I really didn't expect in a Canon. Do I need to apply heavy processing in order to obtain decent pictures ? How can I process a session of 100-200 photos ? This is a no go for me. If you take a shot with the EOS M10 or with the Canon 6D, you need almost no post-processing in order to get great looking pictures which look very similar to the "processed to taste" shots from this gallery. I don't know what's up with Canon lately but they seem to really miss the mark in color processing.The last "good" APS-C sensor looks to be the one from the 70D (and maybe the one from the 7D Mark 2) and the last "good" FF sensor seems to be the one from the 6D and 5D Mark III. Their latest sensors are really weird regarding color reproduction.

Maybe I need to learn how to adjust the JPEG settings. I use standard/ flat profile and don't adjust the colour correction mode and always use RAW as well.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 04:05 UTC
On article Canon EOS M5 real-world sample gallery (240 comments in total)
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Catalin Stavaru: To be honest, I'm very disappointed by what I see in these samples. The most striking thing is the difference between the "out of camera" and "processed to taste" shots. The white balance and tones are really messed up in the OOC shots. Cold, bluish tint which I really didn't expect in a Canon. Do I need to apply heavy processing in order to obtain decent pictures ? How can I process a session of 100-200 photos ? This is a no go for me. If you take a shot with the EOS M10 or with the Canon 6D, you need almost no post-processing in order to get great looking pictures which look very similar to the "processed to taste" shots from this gallery. I don't know what's up with Canon lately but they seem to really miss the mark in color processing.The last "good" APS-C sensor looks to be the one from the 70D (and maybe the one from the 7D Mark 2) and the last "good" FF sensor seems to be the one from the 6D and 5D Mark III. Their latest sensors are really weird regarding color reproduction.

I have the 6D and never rely on the OOC jpegs. Canon can't for some odd reason output a balanced, detailed and dynamic photos directly from Camera. Canon's metering is also often off and under-exposed. I guess every camera as it's merits and flaws and for me at least Canon OOC was never as good as the competition or even their own point and shoot.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 01:39 UTC
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