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: Competition is good but honestly I don't understand what makes this lens any better then current available options?
I don't understand why someone will spend money on a lens that keeps "ghosting, color aberration and flare under control". Most of these issue can be corrected in post and the rest are characteristics of a lens and scene which makes photography what it is.

I don't know about you but all the astronomy shots and northern lights etc. I see on the web look pretty amazing to me. The truth is that we simply have too much to choose from and we cannot differentiate between 'wants' and 'needs'. So suddenly $500 is nothing to spend to fix a minor issue that no one can even see while millions will never even make $500 in their lifetime.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 06:54 UTC

One industry that doesn't give a sh!it about the environment. I would love to see a startup coming up with printers that will break this ageing technology. no ink print, reusable paper, degradable plastic (or no plastic at all)...

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 00:45 UTC as 13th comment | 3 replies

Competition is good but honestly I don't understand what makes this lens any better then current available options?
I don't understand why someone will spend money on a lens that keeps "ghosting, color aberration and flare under control". Most of these issue can be corrected in post and the rest are characteristics of a lens and scene which makes photography what it is.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 00:34 UTC as 24th comment | 6 replies
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1915 comments in total)
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ProGlass: If this were the 6D mark 2 I don't think people would complain, other than the price. Had they made this 5D4 a 36 MP camera with adequate 4k video (uncropped with good codecs) I think this would be a hit. I'm still not convinced of the Dual Pixel thing.

The dual pixel in video is crucial. I have the 80D and its just so convenient. its probably the only reason for an upgrade of you shoot video although the 80D is pretty good as well and is half the price.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2016 at 00:34 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1915 comments in total)

The best thing about the 5D4 is that it makes the 5D3 cheaper.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 05:46 UTC as 177th comment | 1 reply

garbage buying garbage

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 05:38 UTC as 15th comment
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (711 comments in total)
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mmcfine: I bought this camera a few days ago for our company's in-house video productions as we've been using a 6D and 7D for a couple of years and I simply wanted auto focus and headphones. I was less concern about 4K since it requires expensive hardware to store and edit post production and for web use 1080p is more than enough.
We've chosen Canon over the competition because of invested glass and accessories, ease and familiar ergonomics (BIG+), good value for money and the best support and service at least here in Australia.
So far the quality is amazing, the sound can finally be monitored and the focus is tracked without the need to manually adjust it.

Why DaveEdmunds? I don't need/ like mirrorless as it's mostly stationary in-house work so the weight/ size difference is not important. We actually had a freelance working with us with a Sony A7sII which I must admit I was very impressed with the results but couldn't bare the ergonomics and GUI. Thanks for sharing. Cheers.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 02:53 UTC
On article A photographer's intro to the world of video (100 comments in total)
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Clint Dunn: I don't know what it is about video...I have so little interest in it. I consider myself a good photographer and I'm completely self-taught, yet I have zero desire/will to learn about video. I wish I did have an interest....I have young kids and taking decent video of them would be amazing but I just don't care to learn. I fumble about with an RX100iii that I bought to shoot video of the kids but still...I rarely use it. When I owned my 5D2 I took a grand total of 2 mins of video the whole time I owned the camera. I've taken maybe 45 secs of video in the last 1 1/2 yrs with my Leica M240.

Anyway, a great article, but I wonder how many like me are to lazy to learn!

Just use your phone or if you are using the camera put it in Auto mode. The only editing you'll need to do is trimming. You will be glad to have a few clips here and there and like Greynerd said it's the sound and nuances that still photos can't convey.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 01:43 UTC

don't know. I am pretty happy with my Spider Pro. Good luck more competition is needed in this 'narrow' space.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 01:56 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply

What type of wireless triggers where used in such environment and distance?

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 01:55 UTC as 2nd comment
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Weegee: Same ( or better! ) shots could have been made with a couple of portable electronic flash units ( Photix Indra 500 ).

Go for it!

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 01:54 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (711 comments in total)

I bought this camera a few days ago for our company's in-house video productions as we've been using a 6D and 7D for a couple of years and I simply wanted auto focus and headphones. I was less concern about 4K since it requires expensive hardware to store and edit post production and for web use 1080p is more than enough.
We've chosen Canon over the competition because of invested glass and accessories, ease and familiar ergonomics (BIG+), good value for money and the best support and service at least here in Australia.
So far the quality is amazing, the sound can finally be monitored and the focus is tracked without the need to manually adjust it.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2016 at 00:33 UTC as 36th comment | 3 replies
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

It's good to have the option to switch. If you code with SASS you can create many themes or even allow users to change settings that suites them. It doesn't have to stop with white and black.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 11:45 UTC as 173rd comment

The market is over saturated and imagine technology as been mature enough for a few years now at least since the 5DII. I really don't understand the obsession with more features, hi-ISO and 4K video when there is nothing really to use it for or impress anyone.
My Pentax K2000 doesn't produce images that are 10 times better than my 6D (being almost 10 times more expensive in today's rate). and that's with the Pentax kit lens.
Better to use the money to study photography and post production. take less photos but better ones.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 11:36 UTC as 46th comment
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tonyC1994: How are the other two guys doing in terms of profits?

I hope Ricoh won't kill Pentax. They make great cameras and fantastic lenses.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 11:14 UTC
On article Taking it easy: Canon EOS 80D shooting experience (296 comments in total)
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Coyote_Cody: Hard to fathom why Canon can not do 4kHD in this cam.

80D is large enuf for the heat (heatsink), and if the A6300 as small as it is can do full or almost full sensor 4kHD, why not the 80D ??

Wonder if a marketing issue or a purely tech inability issue or BOTH ?

Marketing has nothing to do with product roadmaps. It's a pure business decision based on market trends, user research and competition. Shooting, storing and editing requires a lot of power and additional hardware not to mention a supporting monitor which the target market for this camera doesn't have or will invest in.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2016 at 09:44 UTC
On article 2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $1200-2000 (328 comments in total)
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mmcfine: I don't understand why the Canon 6D is always underestimated. Maybe it's not feature rich like the Sony but it's sensor is still one of the best.

Sorry guys didn't want to start a sensor war here. In my own view and price/value (at the time) it seems like a great sensor and I still believe it's great. DXO and tech benchmark (like pixel peeping) doesn't match real life results and user experience.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2015 at 23:04 UTC
On article 2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $1200-2000 (328 comments in total)

I don't understand why the Canon 6D is always underestimated. Maybe it's not feature rich like the Sony but it's sensor is still one of the best.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2015 at 10:10 UTC as 19th comment | 17 replies
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mmcfine: Honestly, I barely see any difference from when I used the K2000 crop 8 years ago and my latest full-frame 6D. Full-frame is merely a dimension or ratio aspect we, for some odd reason cling to and manufacturers exploit.

Thanks for your interesting comments. I think it all boils down to legacy equipment. Yes, FF gives you more DOF and ISO but that will change very quickly and with it f-stops, aperture and ISO which are very much a legacy concept.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 07:48 UTC
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mmcfine: Honestly, I barely see any difference from when I used the K2000 crop 8 years ago and my latest full-frame 6D. Full-frame is merely a dimension or ratio aspect we, for some odd reason cling to and manufacturers exploit.

I agree. ISO on my 6D is excellent but ISO is not the only factor in choosing full-frame. My point is more philosophical, why full-frame at all?

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2015 at 04:05 UTC
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