Lucas McDonald

Lucas McDonald

Lives in Australia Melbourne, Australia
Joined on Dec 19, 2009

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On article Peak Design Everyday Backpack Review (128 comments in total)

Update , spent 4 hours walking around the city using the backpack and I just love this bag .If I had one complaint it would be that it does not stand up on its own when loaded , otherwise for me it is the closet thing to a perfect backpack .👍

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2017 at 00:06 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Peak Design Everyday Backpack Review (128 comments in total)

Just brought the 20lt in Ash Grey and love it . Extremely well made and thought out , this could be the best back pack I have ever used .
I loaded it up with the Olympus em-1 mk11 with the 40-150 Pro attached plus the 7-14 pro , 12-40 Pro , 60mm macro plus filters etc and a tripod in the side pocket and it took all the gear with no problems although it was now a heavy bag lol.
Will give it a workout over the weekend but probably with not all that gear , awesome bag .

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 12:08 UTC as 4th comment
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1602 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: The moment a photography enthusiast removes the concept of "upgrade" in his/her mind... the more enjoyable that photography enthusiast and hobbyist's picture taking would be.

Upgrade spreads the curse of inadequacy, a useful tool of marketing.

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Well it's not absurd , the woman in question is my sister in law and she finds it very hard to carry a 5D and the 70-200 2.8 IS around for more than a couple of hours , I also had trouble after a few hours carrying her gear ( back problems ).

Yet with my EM-1 and the 40-150 2.8. I have to keep checking it's still there as I don't notice the weight at all , each to there own .

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 04:14 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1602 comments in total)
In reply to:

CameraLabTester: The moment a photography enthusiast removes the concept of "upgrade" in his/her mind... the more enjoyable that photography enthusiast and hobbyist's picture taking would be.

Upgrade spreads the curse of inadequacy, a useful tool of marketing.

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I started with a Canon 50D and at no time did I ever planned to go full frame but a friend of mine also with a crop camera was buying lenses for a full frame set up , saying she was planning to upgrade and she kept on asking me when I was going to go full frame.

When I finally did get another camera and lenses it was an EM-5 and she could not believe that I had in her words I had down graded .

Two years later I take my camera every where and really enjoy taking photos , while she hardly takes her camera anywhere because of the size and weight , it spends most of its time locked away and yet she stills says that full frame is the way to go if you want to be serious about photography .

She will spend years saving and buying lenses for a system that she can't carry around for any length of time and spend most of its time sitting on a shelf or because of the myth that full frame is the way to go .

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 23:10 UTC
On article CP+ 2013: Interview with Olympus' Toshi Terada (242 comments in total)
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108: Nothing really clear about the 4/3 future. First Olympus should keep their recipe for colour treatment. That's why I keep that E520 body with all its sluggish AF issues and general image softness : WB and colours I see no equivalent anywhere. E620 image treatment is not as good. Epl-2 is more "digital" like and no viewfinder except that horrid EVF you keep losing if you don't watch it. I checked the OM-D but I found it too small . Ergonomics are a major issue for me and this OM-D body is not comfortable at all, bad handling, sharp angles, a hard feeling. I don't like this all M4/3 line : too small and yet too big to offer the convenience of pocketable compacts like the ZX1 or Canon S95. I want something with the supposed quality of the OM-D in a body the size of a E510/520, and use my superb 4/3 Zuiko lenses , should have also an excellent optical viewfinder and good manual controls. Comfort, Mr Terada, comfort. If Pentax and Nikon can do it, why not Olympus ?

I found the OMD size at little weird at first but after adding the battery grip it is now just about perfect for me.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2013 at 01:40 UTC
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