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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Yes, but mine goes down to 11.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 07:21 UTC as 23rd 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 52nd 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 89th 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
On article 2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: People (93 comments in total)
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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
On article Field Test: Wedding Photography with the Fujifilm X-T2 (233 comments in total)
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mmcfine: Errr... The big dilemma. To move from the Canon 6D to Fuji or not. Seems like a much more capable camera, but does it worth the money? I don't mind loosing FF for better dynamic range and looks like better file information and lenses. I need to stop visiting this website....;-)

Sorry but I abandoned Sony about 16 years ago and will never buy even a Sony battery. I will never forget how they managed to screw their customers. That's for a different discussion.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 12:32 UTC
On article Field Test: Wedding Photography with the Fujifilm X-T2 (233 comments in total)
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mmcfine: Errr... The big dilemma. To move from the Canon 6D to Fuji or not. Seems like a much more capable camera, but does it worth the money? I don't mind loosing FF for better dynamic range and looks like better file information and lenses. I need to stop visiting this website....;-)

Thanks guys. I used smaller sensors in the past and have no bias towards FF. I bought the 6D because I had Canon glass and got used to the system and yes, marketing also had it's influence I admit. Now I am open to new systems and Fuji or MFT are on my top list.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 10:27 UTC
On article Field Test: Wedding Photography with the Fujifilm X-T2 (233 comments in total)

Errr... The big dilemma. To move from the Canon 6D to Fuji or not. Seems like a much more capable camera, but does it worth the money? I don't mind loosing FF for better dynamic range and looks like better file information and lenses. I need to stop visiting this website....;-)

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 01:15 UTC as 29th comment | 13 replies
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (518 comments in total)

Over saturated market of nonsense devices and marketing attempts to sell idiotic features under the umbrella called 'innovation'. We also have a very healthy second hand market to support young and new shooters. So yes, Nikon and the rest will have to shrink and become nimble and agile to survive nature, economic and trend tsunamis.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 03:57 UTC as 21st comment
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (518 comments in total)

I thought jobs in Japan are for life...

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 05:40 UTC as 119th comment | 5 replies
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bullfinchphoto: MacBook Pro was actually made mainly for a Pro users (its price was higher comparing to MacBook), e.g. professional photographers, artists, and designers. Pro photographers used to have CF cards in their cameras, no use of SD card slot. So, what to complain about? And who is still using SD cards slot? Another point, when Apple removed FireWire port, any noise in social media? And CD-reader? Please stop complaining, there many other laptops on the market with SD slots and USBs you all love, who knows what they need will buy new MBPro without any grumbling.

@bullfinchphoto, You're argument that someone who shoots with a cheaper camera shouldn't use an expensive computer is nonsense.
In fact most of the professional photographers I work with have been seeing no need to invest in an expensive, heavy DSLR when a smaller sensor or even MFT cameras produce the same results if not far better one.
All latest videos I work on are done with MFT or Cropped Sensor cameras (Pana GH4, Oly, D80 etc). GB on GB of materials are transferred using that small SD slot. NO WAY will I use wireless, and having an external reader or another USB cable is just inconvenient.
Pros using CF cards mostly? what pros exactly? Video, photography, musicians? SD cards are everywhere and the devices are getting smaller not bigger.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 23:02 UTC
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fuxicek: Macbooks have still a lot of space for "improvement"...first they removed dvd drive, now sd card slot, next time they ged rid of headphone jack, then hdmi port, usb ports, electrical connector and all other ugly holes, internal memory (who needs it when all data can be stored on iCloud) and in the end the user gets completely clean and beautiful experience with no cumbersome distractions at all -> Macbook Nirvana Pro .....:D

It's called an iPad.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 22:23 UTC
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Jylppy: Shameless copycats. I hope Canon has means to put end for this. There is no justification for IPR theft and piracy.

@samfan, I was just doing a quick Google search and that article came first. Serious or not, I really don't care if Canon bought them or not. I am sure all these companies buy, lend, copy, invest, swap with each other all the time. Cheers.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 09:03 UTC
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