fmian

fmian

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a Photographer/Re-toucher/Consultant
Joined on Mar 28, 2010
About me:

If you're reading this it's probably because I wrote something that confounded or intrigued you. You should know that much of what I say is uncomfortable truth laced with straight faced sarcasm. Don't take it to heart.

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FLruckas: This is video news....
And the C700 is camera news....
I'm scratchin my head....

And new announcements of film/analog products is on a digital photography website.. :/

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 05:38 UTC
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mosc: 38mm wide 17:9 sensor... wow. Is that the biggest width sensor for shooting 4K+ on the market? Red?

'This is larger than 70mm analog film format.'
Nope. Was just about to type what Richmond said above but he beat me to it.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 01:52 UTC
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Graham Austin: Or just get the alexa mini..

Alexa Mini isn't a true 4k camera.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2018 at 01:44 UTC

Seriously.. stick a colour filter infront of your lens and choose your effect frame by frame instead of borking up an entire roll.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 01:37 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
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Russell Evans: When did US $1000 lenses become " extremely affordable"?

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=Veydra%20&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=ma&Top+Nav-Search=

@Russell, Cinema lenses are typically designed in groups (like the above 25mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm) with the intention of all lenses having consistent color, contrast, and most other visual characteristics.

That's so a scene which comprises of many shots from multiple lenses can keep you drawn to the story rather than break you out of it. If cinema lenses weren't like this it would take A LOT more time in post production to get edits to match.

Taking all this into consideration and aiming for the set of lenses to match is what takes more effort and time and money.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2018 at 04:05 UTC
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fmian: But will it make me beautiful? :(

*cancels appointment with backyard plastic surgeon in Thailand*

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2018 at 01:53 UTC

In a time where people are discriminating in the name of equality and much of the government and media feel it's okay... it's no surprise that a company would think to charge people for the privilege of giving them your time + expertise... and I'm sure there are people out there who would pay.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2018 at 01:52 UTC as 15th comment
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AlanG: There are many ignorant people purporting to be photographers.

Learn and organize.

https://www.asmp.org/resources/about/history/

Hahaha.. the irony.. it burns!!

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2018 at 01:43 UTC

But will it make me beautiful? :(

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2018 at 22:25 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony a7 III studio scene published (469 comments in total)
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fmian: Still not as much detail, clarity and depth as the Sigma Foveons at native ISO.
Not much improvement with Bayer sensors over the years. *yawn*

@Brendon, I never said anything about 'real photographers' being defined in any specific way. Neither did I say anything about me being one or not. Actually... I didn't even use the term 'real photographers'.

So I'm not sure where you are pulling your assumptions out from. I can take a guess though..

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2018 at 05:59 UTC
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Ernest M Aquilio: I know I am in the minority here when I admit I don't understand all the hype and hoopla over Canon and mirror-less. I was under the impression that Canon's current line up was sufficient for most peoples needs, albeit with some redundant camera models. It would behoove Canon to update a few lenses IMO, 50mm f/1.4 is in dire need of a refresh, the 20mm f/2.8 and some others. The 5D IV and 80D are workhorses that are proven to still get the job done with an unmatched ecosystem

Paul JM: The way I see it..
1. Most people have spent a lot of money on gear and don't want to have buyers remorse. So they'll feed themselves with info that confirms they made the right choice, and ignore that there are really only minor differences in the capabilities of both types of cameras.

2. Many people forget they can just mount their EF lenses on most new EF cameras and go into live view to do the same thing as most mirrorless cameras.

Most of it is marketed to feed the individual consumer ego with a false sense of pride. Otherwise they won't buy the next generation of overhyped tech.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2018 at 02:19 UTC
On article Sony a7 III studio scene published (469 comments in total)
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fmian: Still not as much detail, clarity and depth as the Sigma Foveons at native ISO.
Not much improvement with Bayer sensors over the years. *yawn*

@Magnar: I said Native ISO, which is the ideal ISO parameter for digital cameras when working on most critical applications. If you're in a situation where you MUST increase ISO significantly over native then you're throwing image quality out the window regardless of which camera you use. If I'm in that situation I just accept it, embrace it, and know that I have to capture something of contextual substance beyond absolute detail and pin sharp precision.

So yeah, no one sits there and does copy work at ISO3200, and no one captures depth and realism from a Bayer sensor at any ISO, native or otherwise, regardless of subject matter.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2018 at 01:19 UTC
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Tom Holly: How much of a compromise it is designing a mirrorless system for EF lenses? Is it much better to start from scratch given than there’s no mirror in the way?

The only compromise I can imagine is that it would essentially have something the size of an ef to e mount adaptor built into the camera itself, and it would jut out like the Pentax K-01. Ie. The body would be thicker.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2018 at 06:52 UTC
On article Sony a7 III studio scene published (469 comments in total)

Still not as much detail, clarity and depth as the Sigma Foveons at native ISO.
Not much improvement with Bayer sensors over the years. *yawn*

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2018 at 04:35 UTC as 41st comment | 41 replies
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Kiwisnap: Why US only?

Maybe it has something to do with the perceived intelligence level of Americans?
Like how they originally dubbed over all of the dialogue in Mad Max cause they thought the US audience wouldn't understand the Australian accent. Or how they changed the Harry Potter books for American release cause they thought American kids were too dumb to understand certain words.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2018 at 05:23 UTC
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aaronbass813: Two turntables and a microphone...

Lol @Fog Maker.. feeling the love.. :)

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2018 at 01:12 UTC
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aaronbass813: Two turntables and a microphone...

That's were it's at!..

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2018 at 23:49 UTC
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maxotics: I do it digitally. But DIGITAL Photography Review is more interested in film ;) http://digitiler.com/

Digital Scanning Review perhaps?

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2018 at 22:27 UTC
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milkod2001: Both Canikon have very tough nut to crack. A7iii at $2000 offers something they like to sell at $3000 plus.

4k video, 2 cards slots, pro AF will be must at $2000 or they don't even have to bother.
Im not Sony user but im so glad it keeps pushing so we all benefit from it.

@osv
'complete lack of 4k,'
Anyone who's serious about 4k doesn't use the kind of cameras discussed here anyway since they all have heavy limitations of some sort or another. Not a caveat for many.

'or crippled resolution due to mirror vibration,'
Limited to Canon?

'or lenses that can't correct for focus shift,'
Is this specific to Canon at all?

'or obsolete mirrors that always require micro-focus adjustment,'
Always? And again.. is this limited to Canon?

'or many canon camera models that don't even have micro-focus adjustment capability,'
Many non Canon cameras also don't do this including cinema cameras. Send your camera in for service/calibration now and then like pros should be doing anyway.

You're nitpicking super fine points that aren't stopping anyone from making a living off photography. Canon or otherwise.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2018 at 00:29 UTC

"for even the heaviest photo and video equipment."
Surely they're only referring to consumer equipment.
Can't see anyone in their right mind rigging this up with a cinema camera + ultrazoom.

Otherwise it looks like a great product with it's own niche.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2018 at 23:37 UTC as 23rd comment
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