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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On article Canon EOS M5 real-world sample gallery (205 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 (205 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 (236 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 (236 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 (236 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 27th comment | 13 replies
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (535 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 20th comment
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (535 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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Jylppy: Shameless copycats. I hope Canon has means to put end for this. There is no justification for IPR theft and piracy.

Didn't Canon buy Yongnuo?
https://fstoplounge.com/2015/04/canon-buy-knock-off-brand-yongnuo/

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 06:43 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85/G80 Review (677 comments in total)

I have a FF Canon 6D and dying to move to a smaller camera but keep the IQ. This might just be the one (or the Oly EM1).

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 04:12 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply
On article Google Pixel XL real-world sample gallery (103 comments in total)
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turvyT: This is a nice and informative gallery, and an impressive camera phone. It even makes Seattle look sunnier! Good job.

Agree. The variety of photos do give a very indication of this phone camera or shell I say a camera with a phone -). My FF DSLR is one step closer to Ebay ...-)

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 03:30 UTC
On article Google Pixel XL real-world sample gallery (103 comments in total)
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vscd: Even google can't change physics... the quality on low light is terrible. Otherwise ok.

I won't call it terrible. MFT at 5000 ISO will also be struggling.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 03:28 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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myung keun: Wow. I never hated watching Keynotes this much. But the greedy apple turned sour.
Apple needs to make damn sure that they don't keep f*cking around with minor hardware updates (Im referring to the mid 2015 15" top of the line macbook pro, which I regretfully purchased cpl months ago. It runs like a horse, but with only two legs. Man, I hate this prodcut), jumping from one graphic card brand to another (I use After Effects and not being able to use Ray Tracing with CUDA is terrible), taking out SD card slots for whatever reason there is, abruptly disabling the ability to re-arrange the order of the spotlight search results (I like the dictionary come out on top).

The 'Pro' moniker is so undeserved. I work with After Effects, Lightroom on a daily basis and the performance is ridiculously bad. Whatever all this is...it is definitely not 'Pro'. Throwing them 'Apple's' out the 'Windows'. lol...

Agree. Apple have ditched the 'Pro' customers since the first iPhone. They don't even make monitors anymore. And the 'trash-can' pro desktop is very limited for pro video/ audio production. BUT, kill me if I move back to Windows OS. -)

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 02:58 UTC
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DavidsfotosDotCom: Obviously the judges have a Masters Degree in Fine Arts or are tring to emulate them = worst criteria according to decades of poor choices by these ivory tower egg heads!

Criticising judges doesn't help. If you don't like what you see start your own competition. In the meantime maybe you should have a close look at your own website and content. Seriously, it's decades old!

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 01:50 UTC
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Clyde Thomas: Congrats to all. Inspiring collection. The layers and dimensions of #12 are otherworldly. I'm taken aback by the cohesion of so many antagonistic forms. Nothing goes together, yet they mix well, offering courteous space to neighboring conflict. The people on the right, oblivious to the stew that roils around them, unaware of their own contribution to it all. Nicely coordinated with earth and water tonalities. I look away, only to be drawn closer to another form. Now the velvet sofa raking swirls. Now the blinds. Now the globes. Now I am a part of it all, adding my current surroundings to the labyrinth before me.

Now I'll walk my dog.

@wye that's your opinion and I respect that. When I say 'asks' I don't necessarily mean a verbal conversation. When you look at a Jackson Pollock painting do you flick though and tell yourself, eh, my 4 year old does the same everyday. We are so oversaturated with media these days that we simply cannot stop for a few minutes and maybe look under the superficial cover of whatever it is we are looking at.
Portrait exhibitions are a good example. Until you actually read about the story behind a picture it's just another portrait photo (or painting) like the one you've seen yesterday on Facebook.
I do get where you coming from and respect that but criticism and questioning is essential for creation.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 22:02 UTC
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Pitchertaker: My favorites are #7, #11, #13 in that order. #6 and #12 are not landscapes. #1 won? Eye roll.

Why #12 is not landscape? Does landscape need to be in nature? Urban landscape is as fascinating as nature landscapes. In the dictionary Thesaurus, Landscape is also known as Scenery or Environment so there is nothing wrong with @12. I think it's an interesting selection to add to a landscape competition.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 09:46 UTC
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Clyde Thomas: Congrats to all. Inspiring collection. The layers and dimensions of #12 are otherworldly. I'm taken aback by the cohesion of so many antagonistic forms. Nothing goes together, yet they mix well, offering courteous space to neighboring conflict. The people on the right, oblivious to the stew that roils around them, unaware of their own contribution to it all. Nicely coordinated with earth and water tonalities. I look away, only to be drawn closer to another form. Now the velvet sofa raking swirls. Now the blinds. Now the globes. Now I am a part of it all, adding my current surroundings to the labyrinth before me.

Now I'll walk my dog.

I think it's an interesting selection to add to landscape competition. In fact, so many landscape photographs are so predicted and boring that perhaps complex city life is more interesting and surprising in the landscape context. Art asks questions and this photo actually does ask a question. Whether you like it or not is a different question.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 09:36 UTC
On article Behind the Shot: The Shadow Towers (68 comments in total)

one thing I learned from this article. 15Kg is way too much to carry. Goodbye DSLR.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2016 at 09:09 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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