DesmondD

DesmondD

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Hamilton, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Works as a Auto electrician
Joined on May 9, 2009

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On article Panasonic DMC-GH2 Review (2 comments in total)

I've just bought one of these in August 2021 with a bunch of other gear - after doing some research it's interesting that there are "Is the Gh2 worth it in 2021?" videos still being produced. In most cases people can't tell the difference between the footage from the Gh2 and a Gh5.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2021 at 09:04 UTC as 1st comment
On article Have your say: Best camera of 2019 (148 comments in total)

I imagine the poll is more biased by people who own a particular camera and want to upvote it to feel good about their decision, more than it is an accurate indication based on knowledge of all the cameras.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2021 at 06:06 UTC as 8th comment

I would have so much fun with that! But now I've seen the price I will slink back into the shadows......

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2021 at 06:21 UTC as 6th comment
On article Sony to announce a new camera in the next 24 hours (171 comments in total)
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DesmondD: https://www.sony.co.nz/electronics/interchangeable-lens-cameras/ilce-7rm4

It wouldn't allow me to edit when I went back to it :(

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2021 at 06:15 UTC
On article Sony to announce a new camera in the next 24 hours (171 comments in total)
In reply to:

DesmondD: https://www.sony.co.nz/electronics/interchangeable-lens-cameras/ilce-7rm4

Sorry, wrong link it and won't let me delete it.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2021 at 07:01 UTC
On article Sony to announce a new camera in the next 24 hours (171 comments in total)

https://www.sony.co.nz/electronics/interchangeable-lens-cameras/ilce-7rm4

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2021 at 05:53 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies

Nice idea but I'd think anyone doing a shoot would know beforehand if their gear doesn't have the right threads to be connected together. Of course people will rush out and buy one for "just in case" and then either forget where it is or find that moisture has all the bits corroded together :)

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2021 at 02:11 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On article Why have cameras and lenses become so expensive? (749 comments in total)

I remember telling a salesman that I would buy a D700 when they drop below $2000. he said to me "The Nikon D700 will NEVER drop below $2000". I know he was talking about new cameras but I bought a used D700 for $200 the other day. A lot of new cameras are cheaper than the D70 I bought for $1800[NZ] years ago, and also remember the newer bodies are much better than those older models, for a similar price. As a hobbyist there are so many options for really good used cameras I will just sit back and watch people buying the 'latest and greatest' and grab their used cameras cheap.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2021 at 07:59 UTC as 148th comment | 4 replies

Always great to see new lenses at reasonable prices. Keep them coming to drive down the used prices on original lenses:)

Link | Posted on May 30, 2021 at 04:01 UTC as 12th comment
On article Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 9-18mm 1:4-5.6 review (4 comments in total)

I just got one of these lenses, and found that the LH-J55C lens hood for the 12-50mm fits perfectly.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2021 at 08:25 UTC as 1st comment

On a recent discussion on a filmmakers forum it was suggested that you can only see the difference between HD and 4k on a 55 inch or bigger TV which I imagine will double in size to compare 8k. I'm sure someone will have a specialised use for 8K while the majority of videographers could still survive with plain HD, let alone 4k. I watched a video comparing HD to 4K, with a little 720 thrown in - there was almost no difference on a 42 inch screen. Years ago I asked someone at a Hi-fi shop whether 9.1 sound was necessary, his reply "As long as the technology is available people will find a use for it" - 99.99% of us don't need 8k, a percentage of those will find a use for it to justify purchasing it.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2021 at 01:00 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
On article DPReview TV: The best $4000 camera kits (367 comments in total)

And to think, in 1991you could buy a 1.3 megapixel camera for $20 000.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2021 at 05:57 UTC as 31st comment

There isn't really any radiation left - that's where they are hiding Godzillas eggs.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2021 at 05:50 UTC as 27th comment | 4 replies
On article Slideshow: 2021 World Press Photo Contest winners (80 comments in total)

At first I thought 11 was a 'firenado'

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2021 at 08:54 UTC as 7th comment

I like 15 the most [Port explosion] - it almost looks like a movie clip.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2021 at 05:14 UTC as 33rd comment

As with DSLR's and the megapixel race - the main advantage I see in the "K race" is that it gets pixel peepers to dump their old 4K gear cheap for me to buy ..... and use in 1080 mode.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2021 at 19:40 UTC as 38th comment | 2 replies
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DesmondD: I imagine someone will have a genuine use for 12K, while the majority will convince themselves they have a use for it. On a recent discussion on a film makers forum it was agreed that there is little difference between full HD and 4K unless your screen is larger than 55 inches. For the wider population this is just a waste of storage space. But of course manufacturers know that bigger numbers reel in more amateurs who think it's the numbers that matter.

Francis85, I did not see it as aggressive - you did in fact state "I do find there is a clear perceived difference between 1080P and 4K. It definitely give you a much clearer and sharper image." and then link a video that shows there is almost no difference between even 4k and 720p on screen.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2021 at 19:37 UTC
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Indohydra: As a photographer I am still trying to catch up to the video teminology. Could anyone recommend some self-study books on the subject so I can understand Jordan ?

It's just easier to google each term you don't understand I think.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2021 at 18:30 UTC

I imagine someone will have a genuine use for 12K, while the majority will convince themselves they have a use for it. On a recent discussion on a film makers forum it was agreed that there is little difference between full HD and 4K unless your screen is larger than 55 inches. For the wider population this is just a waste of storage space. But of course manufacturers know that bigger numbers reel in more amateurs who think it's the numbers that matter.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2021 at 18:30 UTC as 43rd comment | 29 replies
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Lihkin: I loved Capture NX-2 (even though it was so clunky) until I discovered DXO Photolab. I have been using that software for the past 3 years now and am really happy with it. It is now in its v4 iteration and only seems to get better. Their PRIME noise reduction feature is stellar.

I settled on DXO-PL4 after trialing multiple programs after the "Big Sur" update made NX-D crash. I really like PL4.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2021 at 21:26 UTC
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