nawknai

Lives in Australia Australia
Works as a Medical physicist
Joined on Oct 30, 2007

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On article Two in one: LG G5 camera review (83 comments in total)
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skytripper: Although there are undoubtedly some photographers who take pictures with their smarphones, smartphone "photographers" are generally not photographers at all, but merely consumers who take snapshots with their smartphones. Having the ability to hold a camera in your hand and press the shutter does not make one a "photographer" any more than drawing lines on a piece of paper makes one an "artist".

Either way sort of proves my point. Either everyone who takes photos can be called a "photographer", or there really is no difference between "photographer" and "non-photographer" since there's no qualification or licence that you need to earn to be deemed as such. Photography isn't med school.

So yes, everyone who takes photos is a photographer. No qualification necessary, although some sort of camera is a requirement.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2016 at 11:26 UTC
On article Instagram gets a new logo, monochrome interface (88 comments in total)
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Becksvart: I wonder if this will ever hit Windows Phone. Maybe if 6tag takes some cues..

I had two WPs for a total of 3.5 years. I can't even remember the logo of the Instagram app on WP (because I preferred 6tag...), but I think this new Instagram logo kind of looks like the Instagram logo used for WP, which wasn't this Polaroid camera used on iOS and Android. In fact, it kind of looked like this new Instagram logo, except it was in "Instagram Blue".

I like the new logo, but they should have kept using the shade of blue that they typically use.

I didn't realise how ugly the Instagram logo was until I started using an iPhone.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2016 at 11:23 UTC
On article Two in one: LG G5 camera review (83 comments in total)
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skytripper: Although there are undoubtedly some photographers who take pictures with their smarphones, smartphone "photographers" are generally not photographers at all, but merely consumers who take snapshots with their smartphones. Having the ability to hold a camera in your hand and press the shutter does not make one a "photographer" any more than drawing lines on a piece of paper makes one an "artist".

Most people who own DSLRs aren't photographers, either.

I don't really see the point you're trying to make. No qualification makes someone "a photographer". Am I a photographer because "I'm really into it"? No. Is someone a photographer only if they're really good at it?

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 06:26 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100T Review (695 comments in total)
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DigitalPatriot: Not sure why the EOS M or even M3 is not included as a good example of good combination of shooting experience and image quality. Even according to DP review's own lab tool at comp sizes, the M3 blows the X100t out of the water in sharpness. Its own 35mm f2 lens is sharp wide open out to the corners. very... sharp. Don't get me wrong I like the x100t. I'm reading this review but I want one and may buy one. But I think the M3 should be up there with competitors. It's probably not as snappy as a focuser as most, but it gets the job done just fine. I use it a lot for street photos. Both the original M and the M3.

I have the OG X100, and I think the lens performance is overrated, if it's rated well at all.

What's great about the X100 is the performance for its size. It's small, but not too small to hold, while the lens doesn't jut out at all. It's small when the camera is not in use, and remains small when you power the camera on. It's beautifully done, but there's no doubt that there are (significantly larger) 35 mm lenses that perform better. I mean, it's really a 23 mm lens, and when you even compare the X100's 23 mm lens to Fuji's own 23 mm f/1.4 (yes, I know the aperture is bigger), it's tiny.

I have the X100, and I really like the lens. It's not the best on the market, but it's still a great performer.

Also, the Canon M3 isn't comparable. It's more like a Fuji X-M or X-A, or maybe even X-E2.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2016 at 06:16 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1146 comments in total)
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Juhaz: I'm sitting here holding A6000 with the Samyang 12mm lens mounted on it, it's a combination pretty similar in size to this Q and according to my kitchen scale weights EXACTLY 640g with lens cap & hood, strap and a small quick release plate.

It feels a bit hefty, but pretty good in hand largely because it has a sizable grip, I can't imagine holding a slippery bar of soap weighting that much could be anything but extremely uncomfortable death grip.

Could one of the Leica fanboys trolling this thread extolling the magnificent ergonomics of this device explain to me how exactly is that "ergonomic"? Or how are the left-hand buttons that can't be used while looking through the viewfinder "ergonomic"?

And how do these limitations and misgivings supposedly make this a device for those "who enjoy pure photography"?

I seriously want to understand, do tell. Please.

Why are the Leica haters essentially telling Q owners that their experience with their camera is completely objective? Of course their opinion is objective!

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2016 at 23:26 UTC
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marc petzold: A 50mm Lens -FF eqivalent- , even F1.4 for that price...and only for the Crop-Sensor APS-C Leica T, compared to this, a Sigma ART 50/1.4 for either Canon/Nikon Mount seems like a very good Bargain...and being FF, too.

Even i'd become a billionaire, i'd never burn that Money for some serious overpriced Leica Stuff, and i am german, too.

There are so many better alternatives for the price.

@Fingel: If you really believe that billionaires get to be that way because of that, then you are the most insanely naive person on the planet. I don't own this camera or lens. Am I a billionaire? Will I become a billionaire in the future? LOL

I don't have a problem with people spending $2000 for a camera with an APS-C sized sensor. The size of a sensor doesn't have anything to do with the cost of this Leica lens, or the cost of such a lens. Heck, I think it's far more optimal to buy an APS-C designed lens for an APS-C sized sensor. Heck, I'd go even further and just buy a Leica M (or the new stripped-down cheaper model that Leica released), but if someone already decided that the T is what they want, then this is probably the best choice of lens for that person).

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2016 at 23:19 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1146 comments in total)
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kadardr: There is a real life review of Leica Q with detailed user experience and nice samples. Actually Ming kept the Q and sold the GR.
http://blog.mingthein.com/2015/06/10/review-2015-leica-q-typ-116/

The guys throwing the insults don't know who Ming Thein is?

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 09:50 UTC
On article iPhone SE is a compact-sized iPhone 6s (184 comments in total)
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dgmessenger: 'the most powerful 4-inch smartphone ever.'
With a 1.2mp 2007 front facing camera. Lol!!!!!

I agree with the selfie crowd.

I don't take them (and wouldn't keep the photo even if I did. It'd go straight to FB), but people do take them, and a 1.3 MP camera doesn't really allow for decent quality photos.

It's not the MP race, but there is a lower limit to quality. I think a 4 MP camera would do nicely, or whatever is being used/released by Sony at the mo.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2016 at 10:09 UTC
On article iPhone SE is a compact-sized iPhone 6s (184 comments in total)
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maximme: Delighted to discover ( it took some work )
that the ram is a overwhelming
1 Gb RAM

the LOWEST in the market

I read it's 2 GB because it's an A9, and A9 processors only come with 2 GB (unless specially requested not to do so by a very large, powerful client(?))

Just what I read elsewhere, but not sure if it's true.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2016 at 10:00 UTC
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mrkarisma: My dream camera! Make it FF with a 35mm lens and around half the price of the original Sony RX1 with the next iteration and Im in!

It's your dream camera, except you'd change everything about it?

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2016 at 09:35 UTC
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Horshack: I was going to comment on how the USA has influenced Barney's speech when I saw 'reckon' in the second sentence. But after a quick google search I learned the word is common in British English, which is surprising considering it's only common here in the south. Interesting how certain words have uncommon bedfellows.

http://separatedbyacommonlanguage.blogspot.com/2006/06/reckon-and-figure.html

"Reckon" is also incredibly common word in Australia.

It's not very uncommon at all. I think the author of that article simply hasn't travelled much.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2015 at 09:24 UTC
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Neez: I actually want this over my galaxy s6 because of the micro SD slot.

Actually, mobile phone storage, or any solid state storage, hasn't increased in size at a quick pace whatsoever.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2015 at 10:17 UTC
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joe6pack: F1.9 means nothing when sensor size is not known.

Actually, depending on what you're talking about, f1.9 can mean something in EVERY sensor size.

If you're talking about shutter speed, then it means the same thing whether you're talking about a large sensor, or a small sensor, because it means for a given ISO, you're going to be able to shoot at a faster shutter speed.
Or you can shoot at the same shutter speed and use a lower ISO.

In a way, you're right when it comes to sensor noise, but if you can use a lower ISO due to the f/1.9 aperture, then that's better.

Besides, given a choice, you really cannot say that you'd rather have a f/2.5 or f/2.2 lens of the same quality.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2015 at 10:16 UTC
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RichRMA: For those of you who don't think Sony could or would cut Nikon out of the picture, think of what Amazon just did to Chromecast or Apple TV...

Sony isn't going to dump Nikon because they're a big customer who, I presume, pays their bills on time, and have been customers for over a decade.

Nikon isn't going to dump Sony unless they had a reason to, and they don't. Nikon also deals with Aptina and other sensor companies, but they CHOOSE to buy their sensors from Sony. Nikon has, and always had, a choice in the matter, and they chose Sony.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2015 at 23:39 UTC
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Lawn Lends: So basically Sony's RAW setting is really just a jpeg on steroids?

I don't have a Sony, but if there are any words in the manual or the camera menu system that says "RAW", I would be pisssed.

IMHO a lossy RAW is like hot ice -- one of the two descriptions is, at best, inaccurate, at worst a lie.

Exactly how I feel.

To me, a RAW file is raw data, and that's it. I already have a slight problem with "compressed" RAW, so "Lossy" RAW is just complete BS to my ears.

"Lossy RAW" is like learning that a certain "vegetarian" eats fish. You just want to slap them.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 22:50 UTC
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Tungsten Nordstein: Imaginative?

Do you act in commercial cinema, and star in movies?

If not, then can you still say that Nicolas Cage sucks at acting?

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2015 at 01:46 UTC
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