AminF

Lives in United Kingdom United Kingdom
Joined on Feb 26, 2018
About me:

A keen camera collector and a work in progress photographer.
Now on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/motinamin/

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On article First look at the Nikon D6 (345 comments in total)
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Michiel953: It's clear the DSLR is dead. It is no more! It has ceased to be! Its expired and gone to meet it's maker! It's a stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! If you hadn't locked it up in a glass case it would be pushing up the daisies! Its electronic processes are now history! It's off the twig! It's kicked the bucket, it's shuffled off its mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisible!!

It might need that, but..... "... I don't care...."

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2020 at 12:21 UTC
On article First look at the Nikon D6 (345 comments in total)
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Michiel953: It's clear the DSLR is dead. It is no more! It has ceased to be! Its expired and gone to meet it's maker! It's a stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! If you hadn't locked it up in a glass case it would be pushing up the daisies! Its electronic processes are now history! It's off the twig! It's kicked the bucket, it's shuffled off its mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisible!!

Well, it was "...time for something completely different...", I suppose!

Oh boy, the normal DPR threads are going to be so boring and negative after this one :)

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2020 at 10:02 UTC
On article First look at the Nikon D6 (345 comments in total)
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Michiel953: It's clear the DSLR is dead. It is no more! It has ceased to be! Its expired and gone to meet it's maker! It's a stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! If you hadn't locked it up in a glass case it would be pushing up the daisies! Its electronic processes are now history! It's off the twig! It's kicked the bucket, it's shuffled off its mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisible!!

Michiel953, hahaha, another great British show. Can't beat the best of our comedy! I want to improve my photography this year so I've devised a cunning plan - ignore gear, take more photos.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2020 at 09:49 UTC
On article First look at the Nikon D6 (345 comments in total)
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Michiel953: It's clear the DSLR is dead. It is no more! It has ceased to be! Its expired and gone to meet it's maker! It's a stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! If you hadn't locked it up in a glass case it would be pushing up the daisies! Its electronic processes are now history! It's off the twig! It's kicked the bucket, it's shuffled off its mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisible!!

These Monty Python references are the best comments I've seen on DPR - ever :)

But I can't agree with you EcoVictor - this is really a "Z" camera in wolf's clothing - not an "X" camera :D

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2020 at 08:40 UTC
On article First look at the Nikon D6 (345 comments in total)
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Michiel953: It's clear the DSLR is dead. It is no more! It has ceased to be! Its expired and gone to meet it's maker! It's a stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! If you hadn't locked it up in a glass case it would be pushing up the daisies! Its electronic processes are now history! It's off the twig! It's kicked the bucket, it's shuffled off its mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisible!!

I must confess, I still love my D500, D750 and my Z6. I even bought a used D200 and a used D300s to make some "cheapskate with a camera" videos for YouTube, to show what can be done with older, cheaper gear.

I don't think there's a perfect camera, but if ever there is I'll be in the queue for it!

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2020 at 00:24 UTC
On article First look at the Nikon D6 (345 comments in total)
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Michiel953: It's clear the DSLR is dead. It is no more! It has ceased to be! Its expired and gone to meet it's maker! It's a stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! If you hadn't locked it up in a glass case it would be pushing up the daisies! Its electronic processes are now history! It's off the twig! It's kicked the bucket, it's shuffled off its mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisible!!

StevieF, they're not very naughty boys, they're just "Brand X" fan.... boys.

I wonder how many people are totally not getting this Monty Python/Life of Brian vibe? :D

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2020 at 21:52 UTC
On article First look at the Nikon D6 (345 comments in total)
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Michiel953: It's clear the DSLR is dead. It is no more! It has ceased to be! Its expired and gone to meet it's maker! It's a stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! If you hadn't locked it up in a glass case it would be pushing up the daisies! Its electronic processes are now history! It's off the twig! It's kicked the bucket, it's shuffled off its mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisible!!

:)

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2020 at 18:34 UTC
On article First look at the Nikon D6 (345 comments in total)
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Michiel953: It's clear the DSLR is dead. It is no more! It has ceased to be! Its expired and gone to meet it's maker! It's a stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! If you hadn't locked it up in a glass case it would be pushing up the daisies! Its electronic processes are now history! It's off the twig! It's kicked the bucket, it's shuffled off its mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisible!!

Very true. It's often lacking on here.

Of course I have both qualities in copious quantities so I always get jokes and irony. My only failing is too much modesty...

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2020 at 17:30 UTC
On article First look at the Nikon D6 (345 comments in total)
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Michiel953: It's clear the DSLR is dead. It is no more! It has ceased to be! Its expired and gone to meet it's maker! It's a stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! If you hadn't locked it up in a glass case it would be pushing up the daisies! Its electronic processes are now history! It's off the twig! It's kicked the bucket, it's shuffled off its mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisible!!

That's funny :) Of course you have to be of a certain age and demographic to appreciate it!

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2020 at 15:48 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Introducing new host Liam Drake! (118 comments in total)

That brought a big smile to my face. :)

Great review, intelligent kid and clearly following in his daddy's footsteps. He takes some nice photos, too!

Get him his own YouTube channel and by the time he's 18 he'll have a gazillion subscribers!

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2019 at 15:20 UTC as 76th comment
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AminF: I have the Mavic Pro and I've just registered a couple of days ago.

Frankly the online test is ludicrous. Most of the answers (it's multiple choice) could be guessed by someone who has never even seen a drone before.

There were a couple out of the 20 (you need 16 to 'pass') that related to specific altitude regulations, but the rest were so simplistic as to be worthless.

It's possible to know the rules and still fly badly. I'm not sure how much difference this will actually make in real life, quite honestly.

Accountability, well that would be great but I suspect the idiot drone operators won't register and won't identify their drones - they'll just go out playing and taking chances.

Indeed, but in order actually to fly, a pilot has to take other more practical tests. For drones you can pass this registration test and then go out - with no actual flight experience - and start flying a drone.

Registration is ok by me. I'm a responsible drone flyer (on the rare occasions I get chance to fly one).

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2019 at 01:32 UTC
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AminF: I have the Mavic Pro and I've just registered a couple of days ago.

Frankly the online test is ludicrous. Most of the answers (it's multiple choice) could be guessed by someone who has never even seen a drone before.

There were a couple out of the 20 (you need 16 to 'pass') that related to specific altitude regulations, but the rest were so simplistic as to be worthless.

It's possible to know the rules and still fly badly. I'm not sure how much difference this will actually make in real life, quite honestly.

Accountability, well that would be great but I suspect the idiot drone operators won't register and won't identify their drones - they'll just go out playing and taking chances.

Well there might have been a bit of tongue-in-cheek when I said that, but you sure don't need to be an expert.

And the test in no way measure the ability to fly safely. It tests whether you can remember the rules about keeping certain distances away from people, buildings etc.

It's probably better than nothing - at least it makes people look at what the officially allowed separate distances are. But on its own it won't make anyone a safer flyer.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2019 at 17:52 UTC

I have the Mavic Pro and I've just registered a couple of days ago.

Frankly the online test is ludicrous. Most of the answers (it's multiple choice) could be guessed by someone who has never even seen a drone before.

There were a couple out of the 20 (you need 16 to 'pass') that related to specific altitude regulations, but the rest were so simplistic as to be worthless.

It's possible to know the rules and still fly badly. I'm not sure how much difference this will actually make in real life, quite honestly.

Accountability, well that would be great but I suspect the idiot drone operators won't register and won't identify their drones - they'll just go out playing and taking chances.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2019 at 16:30 UTC as 24th comment | 6 replies
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movingpictures: Do I get full metering for fully manual lenses?

I have the PL15, so I have no plans of getting the Oly 17mm. But on a PEN-F (which doesn't have the preset MF option of newer bodies), there isn't an easy way to zone focus unless shooting with the 17mm or one of the lenses with a push-pull focus ring.

I think this Laowa is a nice cheap way to get a street lens for zone focus shooters.

I watched your review on YT and saw your images on the Laowa website. They were really what convinced me this lens would be sharp enough for what I want to do with it.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2019 at 23:22 UTC
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movingpictures: Do I get full metering for fully manual lenses?

I have the PL15, so I have no plans of getting the Oly 17mm. But on a PEN-F (which doesn't have the preset MF option of newer bodies), there isn't an easy way to zone focus unless shooting with the 17mm or one of the lenses with a push-pull focus ring.

I think this Laowa is a nice cheap way to get a street lens for zone focus shooters.

I saw this reviewed on YouTube yesterday and I've already ordered mine. I want it specifically for zone focusing for street photography on the Pen-F. I could have gone for the Olympus 17mm, but it's more than double the cost where I am.

It's an affordable option, for sure. From the various sample images I've seen it should be good enough for what I want. I'm sure I could get sharper, but I'd be paying more and in this particular case the manual "everything" on this lens is part of the appeal.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2019 at 16:48 UTC
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AminF: That 16mm looks like it will dwarf the M bodies, but it's a focal length/aperture I'll be very interested in getting. Shame there's no OS - I need all the help I can get these days to get a sharp image.

I have the Sigma 35mm 1.4 in Nikon F mount and it's certainly a hefty thing, although for the cameras I use it on that gives a good balance.

I'm just glad that the M system is getting a bit more choice.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2019 at 14:15 UTC

That 16mm looks like it will dwarf the M bodies, but it's a focal length/aperture I'll be very interested in getting. Shame there's no OS - I need all the help I can get these days to get a sharp image.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2019 at 13:45 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies

Taste and beauty are in the eye of the beholder - somebody should have gone to Specsavers.

The advert was utterly pretentious. Snake skin (fake skin) covering is something to do with being a "drifter"?

Link | Posted on May 24, 2019 at 19:13 UTC as 54th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS RP review (1685 comments in total)
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justmeMN: The body is "entry level" but almost all of the RF lenses currently available, or planned for 2019, are big, expensive, L lenses.

To use a same brand comparison:

A 51mm equivalent Canon EF-M lens is priced at $479.99

A 50mm Canon RF lens is priced at $2099.00

I'm so glad I didn't go. I'd have whipped out my credit card and had one! And then regretted spending money I don't have, all the way home (while playing with the new toy)

"Kandid
On sale for a short time yesterday at the UK photoshow bundled with the ef 24-105 and adapter for around £1400 - absolutely flying off the shelves......"

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2019 at 20:43 UTC
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AminF: Oh man, I want one now and I hate Kickstarter projects. But that thing looks like fun (yes, fun).

Not sure how stable it would be in tripod mode on an uneven surface though. That said, I don't really use uneven surfaces very often (=never) right now anyway.

Very tempting and what a cool idea.

Chinese copies will probably be available in what, 3-6 weeks?

More than likely, but they'll also probably not be as good :)

Having said that I'll probably be first in the queue for one of the knock-offs!

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2019 at 19:13 UTC
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