Paul JM

Lives in Australia Australia
Joined on Feb 19, 2004

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On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (410 comments in total)
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yahoo2u: Great little unit with excellent files/images.
A lot of noise from gearheads with probably no idea on actually making an image and then printing it.
This modern age is so wasted on tech.

Ok. Then back to film for you mate

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 01:12 UTC
On article Still solid: Fujifilm X-E2S Review (228 comments in total)
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Aroart: I had the xe1 and loved the Image quality.. It blew away my Olympus omd em5m2, Sony a6000, Canon70d and 7dm2.... But the focusing performance was so so.. Can't wait to see the new 24mp sensor and focusing system trickle down to the less expensive cameras...

life is short. Dont wait, buy the xpro2. I love it to death

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2016 at 05:30 UTC
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SaltLakeGuy: As much as I enjoyed top Canon, Nikon and Sigma lenses on their native products back in the day, I have NO interest in NON native lenses on my A7RII. It all works far too well, and the lenses I use are far too good to compete with. Sadly many are born tinkerers.

Sadly ? Really ? What ridiculous pontification. The concept of adapting third party lenses has lead to technical improvement, competition between brands etc. Personally, I am not interested, but the idea of referring to it as 'sad', is, well, sad.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 02:27 UTC
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Paul JM: Really tried hard to like MFT. The lenses are generally great, but having bought both Olympus and Pana MFT bodies, I sold them all. The image quality just doesn't measure up to top line APSc bodies, let alone FF. Much happier with the image quality and colour rendition that Fuji delivers, and only a little more heft

Agree about video. Kept most of my MFT lenses for use on the Blackmagic pocket. Works a treat
But for stills.......

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 06:50 UTC

Really tried hard to like MFT. The lenses are generally great, but having bought both Olympus and Pana MFT bodies, I sold them all. The image quality just doesn't measure up to top line APSc bodies, let alone FF. Much happier with the image quality and colour rendition that Fuji delivers, and only a little more heft

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 00:48 UTC as 5th comment | 4 replies
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dansclic: Who cares about this ? People paying more than 6000 dollars are not buying sigma lenses I guess ? I wouldn't anyway. Professional photographers do not want to create problems for themselves, So better stick to genuine lenses that will never cause any problem.

Dansclic, you have no clue mate. There are plenty of people who buy premium cameras and use premium lenses from third party producers. Me included. I greatly enjoy using a Sigma 20 1.4 with a 5 DSR. Metabones have made a substantial business out of matching third party lenses to premium cameras. So while this article may not interest you, your response is, well, just internet white-noise.

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2016 at 06:31 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $800-1200 (216 comments in total)
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Paul JM: "or as a second camera for full-frame Nikon shooters, there’s little to complain about"
what a bizarre statement. Sounds like a nice idea, but I long ago gave up trying to combine a (Canon) FF body with a second APSc body as the lens requirements are completely different. I use a 7D with a 300mm for sports, but otherwise never pull it out of the cupboard as the lenses I keep for my FF Canon just dont suit the crop sensor

Wrong focal lengths
Each lens suddenly becomes a focal length that is "wrong" and no longer the tool I am used to using when I pair them with a crop sensor
They work fine but they are not what I am used to using

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 22:11 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $800-1200 (216 comments in total)

"or as a second camera for full-frame Nikon shooters, there’s little to complain about"
what a bizarre statement. Sounds like a nice idea, but I long ago gave up trying to combine a (Canon) FF body with a second APSc body as the lens requirements are completely different. I use a 7D with a 300mm for sports, but otherwise never pull it out of the cupboard as the lenses I keep for my FF Canon just dont suit the crop sensor

Link | Posted on May 16, 2016 at 12:16 UTC as 48th comment | 3 replies
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pulsar123: Why so much testing/discussing of jpeg quality - does anyone actually shots jpeg on 1DX?! This would be appropriate for the Rebel line, but not for the top tier line of Canon DSLRs.

Liberated by complete ignorance....

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 14:32 UTC

Anyone know if you are limited to using the standard phone app, or can you transfer files from Filmic Pro ?

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2016 at 05:33 UTC as 4th comment
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Karroly: Are these filters for photographers who prefer to carry loads of expensive accessories rather than spending (losing ?) their time in post-processing ?
Or do I miss something ?

Karroly there are limits to what you can do post. If there is a very large DR in the image to capture, if you bring up shadows too much they get noisy and if you drop highlights too much they often start to look waxy and featureless. There is no doubt that skilful use of a graded ND filter is an excellent option for meticulous landscapers. Not a matter of losing time, just a different, and often better way, of doing things.
So yes, you probably are missing something. Bad question to ask on forums. You can almost always be certain that they answer is 'yes' and that there will be a pile of people who know more than you do, so probably better not to invite ridicule by asking for it.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 08:38 UTC
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Lassoni: Kinda proves that they rushed the 5Ds(R) cameras a bit too soon? http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr144_0=canon_eos80d&attr144_1=canon_eos5dsr&attr144_2=canon_eos80d&attr144_3=canon_eos5dsr&attr146_0=100_5&attr146_1=100_5&attr146_2=100_6&attr146_3=100_6&normalization=compare&widget=327&x=0.4056409080486126&y=-0.1657513275094209

Completely different camera, with different uses. I own and use the 5dsr, and hardly ever use it above base ISO. It is a camera for tripod use, optimal conditions, not sport, travel, stand and shoot like a crop sensor dSLR.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2016 at 11:11 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2487 comments in total)

Fantastic camera, but too expensive for the feature set
I have, and love, and XE1, have a few minor quibble, but my main desire is for i) more MP and ii) better quality video. The XPro 2 improves both, but at this price point it just cant compete with the Sony 6300, which is about 30% cheaper, faster autofocus, 4k video etc
2600 Aussie dollars for an APSc sensor camera with 'average' video output ? Hard to come at, no matter how much I love the Fuji sensors and lenses.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2016 at 05:18 UTC as 118th comment | 1 reply
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (651 comments in total)

Sounds interesting but strewth it is one ugly mother.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 12:33 UTC as 142nd comment | 1 reply
On article Sigma 20mm F1.4 'Art' lens real-world sample gallery (137 comments in total)
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Robert Holloway: Maybe it's me and this is not a comment about the Sigma. I just don't see the need for 20mm f1.4 . Can someone explain where this lens would have a real practical use. Astrophotography? Not really something I'd think of for portraits. landscapes at f1.4? Thanks!

Astro etc, but nice to get wide shot portraits with genuine narrow DOF.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 02:11 UTC
On article Sigma 20mm F1.4 'Art' lens real-world sample gallery (137 comments in total)

I have had the lens for about one month. Happy with my copy, no major QA issues. The real bugbear is the lack of any filter options.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2016 at 02:10 UTC as 24th comment
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shigzeo: This looks nothing like a 1960's rangefinder. It looks like a re-thought Pen F, which was an SLR.

Shizego, how come everyone else except you seems to be wrong ?

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 21:50 UTC
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shigzeo: This looks nothing like a 1960's rangefinder. It looks like a re-thought Pen F, which was an SLR.

Shigzeo, it looks a lot more like a 500G than it does like an SLR as you suggested. PM me if you would like a referral to an optometrist.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 12:03 UTC
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shigzeo: This looks nothing like a 1960's rangefinder. It looks like a re-thought Pen F, which was an SLR.

http://mattsclassiccameras.com/images/ricoh_500g.jpg

Looks a fair bit to me like the compact rangefinder I used in 1972

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 11:51 UTC
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Free Jazz: This 20mp sensor is just so so

On the basis of what evaluation, your gut feeling ? Messages from the fairy godmother ? If you are going to can a new product, at least have the gumption to tell us why you feel it is 'so so'

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 11:47 UTC
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