Paul JM

Lives in Australia Australia
Joined on Feb 19, 2004

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Completely pointless
Not a standalone travel item, as no option for the lens, does not protect the ends and not dust proof
Quite possibly the most ridiculous item ever featured on DPR

Link | Posted on Jun 3, 2017 at 06:32 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)
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Boeing skipper: Great article, thanks for putting it all together.

Not all pros are sport photographers though, I think the main market remains wedding/portrait photography and Sony has it covered with all the lenses one would need (except for a 24mm 1.4).

Chris, many aspects of most cameras that will probably never be used, but 20fps is one of the features of this camera that lead one to believe it is sports orientated. Personally, the fact that I am still on my first marriage may be something of a clue, but I dont see weddings as a sports event :)
Just wonder that particular aspect of this camera would attract a wedding photographer to it. I appreciate your comments about large buffer, twin slots, but lots of cameras fit that bill

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 14:41 UTC
On article Sony a9: Why being better might not be enough (766 comments in total)
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Boeing skipper: Great article, thanks for putting it all together.

Not all pros are sport photographers though, I think the main market remains wedding/portrait photography and Sony has it covered with all the lenses one would need (except for a 24mm 1.4).

20fps at a wedding ?

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2017 at 11:17 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S vs Pentax 645Z vs Hasselblad X1D (347 comments in total)
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IdM photography: The Pentax 645z was released earlier, but do the FuJifilm GFX 50S or the Hasselblad X1D integrate any newer technology? No... The only element the 645z doen't have is the electronic viewfinder, but this isn't new technology. Or is contrast detect new technology? Even less...

IdM, that is not the point. You argued (as a pentax 645 owner......) that mirrorless MF is not new technology. It clearly is. No point arguing otherwise

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2017 at 00:37 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S vs Pentax 645Z vs Hasselblad X1D (347 comments in total)
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IdM photography: The Pentax 645z was released earlier, but do the FuJifilm GFX 50S or the Hasselblad X1D integrate any newer technology? No... The only element the 645z doen't have is the electronic viewfinder, but this isn't new technology. Or is contrast detect new technology? Even less...

You are being absurd and you know it
It is clearly 'new technology' to release mirrorless in this sensor size and for many users represents an exciting step forward

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2017 at 02:41 UTC
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wildbild: hm. don't know. sample images look somewhat soulless.

Well, my boy, that is what happens when you mindlessly criticise others work. It invites the blowtorch to applied to ones own feet. The sample gallery is designed to demonstrate the capabilities of the sensor, not to display soul.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2017 at 21:59 UTC
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Paul JM: Anyone found a link to download the updated manual for 3.00 as a pdf ? The web link only has one of those wretched online manuals in HTML.

I cant see it. If it is there, please post the link

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 09:11 UTC

Anyone found a link to download the updated manual for 3.00 as a pdf ? The web link only has one of those wretched online manuals in HTML.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 06:35 UTC as 15th comment | 6 replies
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)
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princecody: Good for him. He's technically sound but vastly overrated in my Expert opinion-even borderline arrogant @ times. Nevertheless he could become the future Asian Ken Rockwell 🤔

Archiver, how on earth is that racist ? I agree with shigzeo. You are an example of political correctness gone mad.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 06:41 UTC
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)
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princecody: Good for him. He's technically sound but vastly overrated in my Expert opinion-even borderline arrogant @ times. Nevertheless he could become the future Asian Ken Rockwell 🤔

Have to agree. I bought one of his videos recently about travel photography, and have tried valiantly to wade through the 1 hour 43 min of him talking but found it just impossible. Horrendously self indulgent video. Would really find it hard to re engage with him after that experience

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 00:27 UTC
On article The Leica Summaron 28mm F5.6 is old-fashioned fun (189 comments in total)
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rfsIII: While you guys are quibbling about the price and the optical quality, some smart New York photographer is going to make a fortune using its gentle rendering and dreamlike flare to shoot romantic images for fashion mags and ad campaigns.
Further it has just the look filmmakers want for diminishing the overly sharp look of modern cinema cameras.
And finally, at this point sunstars are a cliche, sun swords on the other hand are very cool.

It would be fascinating to read the review of this lens if it were, say, a Fuji. The flaws would suddenly become flaws, there would be nothing dreamy or "fun" about the optical flaws of the lens, they would be, well, just flaws. But somehow, as this piece of overpriced rubbish has been badged by Leica, these woeful flaws have drawn gushing if faint praise
I really didn't expect such an obsequious review from DPR

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2017 at 18:39 UTC
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Quantum Scientist: It's a shame that Sigma does not make any Fuji X-Mount lenses.

Absolutely but the offset is the cost and weight
Point I am making is the Fuji x users are hardly constrained by lack on choice

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 08:51 UTC
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geekyrocketguy: No 14 1.8 news no care.

Because, photomedium, he feels it is important for you to understand that you are just part of the white noise

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 06:33 UTC
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geekyrocketguy: No 14 1.8 news no care.

Geeky this post demonstrates how badly DPR is deteriorating and why it needs far more active moderating of its forums to retain relevance
Your post should have been deleted before it hit the comments section. It has absolutely no relevance to the news item, no one cares what your personal preference for focal length is. All that should be allowed to be posted here is information or opinion relating to the lens presented. Posts like yours are just white noise that dilutes the value of DPR
I don't have time to wade through irrelevant nonsense like your post here. Until DPR make the effort to moderate these forums effectively it will will continue down the slippery slope where it now finds itself

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 01:19 UTC
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Sugasmune: I don't want that lens. The 135mm is too tight view for me and 2'nt the 1.8 is too thin DOF. Waiting the wide angle.

So if you want a wide angle lens and have no interest in 135mm then why even bother diluting out this thread with any form of response ?

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 01:12 UTC
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Quantum Scientist: It's a shame that Sigma does not make any Fuji X-Mount lenses.

Why ? You already have the choice of the outstanding native Fuji lenses at reasonable prices, as well as Robinson, Zeiss and others. If you want 50 mp of resolution the you need the gfx anyway, and it has barely launched
Flooding the market with an excess of options just leads to them all failing so careful what you wish for
Fuji already make the superb 90mm f2 lens which is the equivalent to this focal length in FF, retails ar $500 less than this Sigma lens and is a magnificent beast at that price.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 01:11 UTC
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (892 comments in total)
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NCB: Looking at the DPR staff responses, there's a fairly strong feeling in favour of the OVF being a much nicer experience. I'd go along with that. I'd go further. I have a D3100 and find the viewfinder fine; not all entry-level APS-C OVFs are pokey (the D5500 is, which is why I sold the D5500). The D3100 OVF is as pleasant as my Df; it's not 100%, but I can accomodate that. I even have a Coolpix 7100 where I find the OVF usable and overall a good experience; you learn to allow for the cropped view.

I also have a Fuji X-E2S. The EVF is disappointing; it's poor compared with the rear screen for showing you what you get and it disappears in bright light.

@Toselli, I dont agree. I have an optical viewfinder on a number of dSLR including the 5DSR. I much prefer using the EVF, as I love to manual focus and the magnification and focus peaking work incredibly well for me
But my comment related to the absurd statement from @NCB that the EVF disappears in bright light. What ?? A high quality EVF works perfectly well in bright light.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 05:34 UTC
On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (892 comments in total)
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NCB: Looking at the DPR staff responses, there's a fairly strong feeling in favour of the OVF being a much nicer experience. I'd go along with that. I'd go further. I have a D3100 and find the viewfinder fine; not all entry-level APS-C OVFs are pokey (the D5500 is, which is why I sold the D5500). The D3100 OVF is as pleasant as my Df; it's not 100%, but I can accomodate that. I even have a Coolpix 7100 where I find the OVF usable and overall a good experience; you learn to allow for the cropped view.

I also have a Fuji X-E2S. The EVF is disappointing; it's poor compared with the rear screen for showing you what you get and it disappears in bright light.

The EVF disappears in bright light ? Really? Mine still seems to be there. Perhaps you bought the Harry Potter limited edition

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2017 at 19:18 UTC
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photomedium: Ballsy move on Fuji spending all that money to develop whole MF system for such limited market. I am not seeing the numbers here to justify.

From memory there were similar comments on here when canon released the original 5d. Ff was gunna be too expensive, no real gain over apsc etc.....

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 21:10 UTC
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Glen Barrington: I never heard of the product, but if I understand what it does, is that it acts as a remote shutter release. How is this concept better than just using my Olympus Image Share app?

Triggertrip predated it by years

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 00:41 UTC
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