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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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.

Canon owners who are aware of the DR being lower (that's about the only caveat right?) are smart enough to know it only matters in VERY few situations and if they are in those situations there's usually specific techniques they can use to work around the limitation.

By some peoples logic, one could say that Kodachrome was only being used by idiots because it had comparatively low DR. Yet Kodachrome was extremely popular and is still highly regarded by many as an unparalleled medium to capture images on.

ie. What I'm highlighting is the difference between delusion and practical logic.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2018 at 22:08 UTC
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ttran88: Does this sudden “acceptance of MILF” as the future have anything to do with the Sony A7III??

No, but it might have something to do with the gender equality debate.. lol..

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2018 at 06:00 UTC
On article Canon got it right on International Women's Day (463 comments in total)
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Nikoncanonfan: Survey in the UK this week said most people believe feminism has gone as far as it should. I've never viewed women as anything other than equal, but I'm fed up of the pathetic whining that goes on from women's campaigning

@crashpc what you say is indeed happening. Certain words and terms are misused and having their meanings distorted to suit the victim mentality. Because the victim in today's society is not being helped, they are being rewarded.. and rewarded mostly through a very simple process of 'FEMALE = VICTIM while MALE = OFFENDER' - See the origin and criticism of the Duluth Model if you don't think this is true. It is VERY true.

Look at it this way, if an insurance company was paying out almost every claim without proper investigation, then of course people would be tempted to commit fraud. And fraud makes things harder for genuine claims.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 22:59 UTC
On article Huawei shares P20 triple-cam teaser videos (80 comments in total)
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mmarian: It all started with one camera at the back. Then we got one in front too. Then we got 2 at the back. Now we are getting 3 at the back. Before we know all mobile phones will look like the Light camera with 16, or whatever is the number, cameras and lenses 😂😂.

Sounds kinda like a video I was watching last night... :o

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 22:39 UTC
On article Canon got it right on International Women's Day (463 comments in total)
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Nikoncanonfan: Survey in the UK this week said most people believe feminism has gone as far as it should. I've never viewed women as anything other than equal, but I'm fed up of the pathetic whining that goes on from women's campaigning

@lawny13 - So what kind of discriminatory crimes are occurring within the photography/journalism industry that efforts like the one in the article address?

What exactly (be specific) is this gesture in the article going to fix and how? Surely you have to see that it's just a continued act of chivalry.. effort that could be put to better use to address discrimination in places where it's really a problem.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2018 at 22:22 UTC
On article Why brand market share shouldn't matter to you (552 comments in total)

Hmm.. cherries..

Thanks for the common sense article. Certainly some things we don't all consider.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2018 at 23:01 UTC as 68th comment
On article Canon got it right on International Women's Day (463 comments in total)
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ptox: How predictable .. a celebration of something that is not male-centric, and some men lose their minds.

It's almost like we haven't had generations of old boys' clubs and until relatively recently the exclusive right to vote and (still) higher pay for the same work and the memory of the excuse of "it can't be rape, we're married" and so on and so on ..

Samuel, if you constantly tell someone they are being held back by society they will believe it, because here in the western world everyone is subject to an almost equal amount of hardship alongside their opportunity.
Again, if there is discrimination being conducted globally in the photographic industry, where is the evidence of it?
What you and many others are doing is seeing what is predominately a result of 'free choice' and then mislabelling it as 'oppression'. That's a dangerous thing to do.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2018 at 18:20 UTC
On article Canon got it right on International Women's Day (463 comments in total)
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Nikoncanonfan: Survey in the UK this week said most people believe feminism has gone as far as it should. I've never viewed women as anything other than equal, but I'm fed up of the pathetic whining that goes on from women's campaigning

Nikoncanonfan, that I agree with and I read you wrong to get to my previous reply.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2018 at 17:48 UTC
On article Canon got it right on International Women's Day (463 comments in total)
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ptox: How predictable .. a celebration of something that is not male-centric, and some men lose their minds.

It's almost like we haven't had generations of old boys' clubs and until relatively recently the exclusive right to vote and (still) higher pay for the same work and the memory of the excuse of "it can't be rape, we're married" and so on and so on ..

'When segregation in schools was imposed'

Where is gender based segregation imposed in the field of photography or journalism? If there is a rule in place or a company that says 'men only' then I agree, let's work towards stopping that. abolishing that rule.

What's being done here is an attempt to equalise the naturally evolved trend of people choosing certain roles based on their own gender. Because we are biologically different. Perhaps there is a tiny amount of discrimination, but the overall numbers on job role participation don't reflect discrimination accurately at all.

If people think that gender based favouritism is a solution to equalise job role numbers, then all job roles need to be addressed at the same time for all genders, because the reason it exists is a universal one. If only one type of job is being focused on for one gender, then this isn't fair and it creates further imbalance. It's not gonna happen though, because it involves the eradication of free choice.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2018 at 15:19 UTC
On article Canon got it right on International Women's Day (463 comments in total)
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grock: I usually visit these comments sections for the tribalistic, elitist, gear-head ranting. The unrepentant misogyny is just a bonus!

'the power balance in every society favors men'

The major reason for this is because women tend to be attracted to men in power. Things like security, status, money, confidence, intelligence are all major factors for them. A lot of gay men and a lot of trans people also tend to favour those traits in the men they choose.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2018 at 13:37 UTC
On article Canon got it right on International Women's Day (463 comments in total)
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StevenE: Nothing says "Women can do anything a man can do" like the continued need for extra support , free money, privileged access and special programs at the expense of men.

'Spoken like a true gentleman.'

Would you prefer he be chivalrous?

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2018 at 13:09 UTC
On article Canon got it right on International Women's Day (463 comments in total)
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Nikoncanonfan: Survey in the UK this week said most people believe feminism has gone as far as it should. I've never viewed women as anything other than equal, but I'm fed up of the pathetic whining that goes on from women's campaigning

'I'm fed up of the pathetic whining that goes on from women's campaigning'

It's almost as if they're trying to reinforce the same stereotypes that perpetuate discrimination..

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2018 at 13:06 UTC
On article Canon got it right on International Women's Day (463 comments in total)
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ptox: How predictable .. a celebration of something that is not male-centric, and some men lose their minds.

It's almost like we haven't had generations of old boys' clubs and until relatively recently the exclusive right to vote and (still) higher pay for the same work and the memory of the excuse of "it can't be rape, we're married" and so on and so on ..

'a celebration of something that is not male-centric, '

Well.. it's a celebration of something that is gender exclusive and segregates people based on gender. That is discrimination... And it's kind of sad that more people don't recognise that.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2018 at 12:58 UTC
On article Canon got it right on International Women's Day (463 comments in total)
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grock: I usually visit these comments sections for the tribalistic, elitist, gear-head ranting. The unrepentant misogyny is just a bonus!

'The unrepentant misogyny'
I'm not seeing anything negative said about women.. can you give examples please?

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2018 at 12:55 UTC
On article Canon got it right on International Women's Day (463 comments in total)
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photomedium: All it takes is one little article about a plain and simple nice initiative for women and the dinosaurs come out of the woodwork in this comment section!
The initiative may just be PR but it is at least harmless and at best it may actually be useful. I don't know what your mama did to you but folks, it is 2018! Get with the program or get extinct.

I'm progressive about things like equal opportunity and being fair, which means I don't mention peoples birth identifiers when it's irrelevant. Because otherwise we'll be inspiring our next generation into thinking that those things are somehow important factors, which is how discrimination starts.

'it is at least harmless and at best it may actually be useful'
It's discrimination. Not by intent, but by function.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2018 at 04:38 UTC
On article Canon got it right on International Women's Day (463 comments in total)
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Carol T: Pretty ironic this post was made by what seems to be the ONE public-facing woman at DPR, and who seems to appear in photos in posts as model as she does in bylines.

I'm wondering how Allison Johnson feels about 2 out of 17 DPreview staff being female. Perhaps an article can be written about that?

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2018 at 01:41 UTC
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Nano_Shutter: Google Lens is a serious breach of privacy! It is worst than Facebook face recognition tagging. This software Google developed is basically an extension of FBI to spy on the public.

Can you elaborate please? Not finding anything online regarding this.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2018 at 22:00 UTC

Not much special about the photography except that it lets you see the wonderful set design clearly.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2018 at 04:02 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On article CP+ 2018: First Look - Sony 400mm F2.8 G Master (462 comments in total)
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Kiywii: Can someone explain to me why Sony or even Canon for that matter doesn’t use black for all lenses? In my opinion the white/grey color is super nasty looking.

Hmm...
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/242161-GREY/Nikon_2124_Telephoto_AF_S_Nikkor_300mm.html

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2018 at 05:36 UTC
On article CP+ 2018: First Look - Sony 400mm F2.8 G Master (462 comments in total)

When you deal with 24-290mm 2.8 lenses every day and everyone else is drooling at the size of a 400mm 2.8...

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2018 at 05:32 UTC as 70th comment
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