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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BBQue: Medium format starts with 6x6 cm. 3x4 is pretty boring.

Here's a history and logic lesson for you champ.

120 film was created 30+ years prior to 135 format coming out.
So how can it's definition be based on the specs of something that hasn't even been created yet? Obviously someone moved the goalposts to suit marketing concerns...

Plus, a good 645 system + high end scanner combo can be had for under $4000. And that will give you higher res output than this camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 03:56 UTC
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Collie Camp: A 50mm 2.4 lens? Let´s see, the great Canon 40mm 2.8 STM seems similar...pretty sharp too...

...for 189,- €

Naa. The Canon is just to small, a pancake, I´ll take that 1199€ lens ;)

@Sosua.. dang it.. those Canon users will just have to use practical methods and knowledge from experience to get around those limitations..

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 03:03 UTC
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BBQue: Medium format starts with 6x6 cm. 3x4 is pretty boring.

If you change the popular definition of something then eventually no one is the wiser..

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 23:27 UTC
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fmian: No mention of sensor size?
In my eyes, if it's not the same format size as the original, then it won't do it justice.

Still a long way off from 56x56mm...

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 14:49 UTC

No mention of sensor size?
In my eyes, if it's not the same format size as the original, then it won't do it justice.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 11:11 UTC as 26th comment | 4 replies
On article ESPN publishes iPhone 7 Plus photos from US Open (341 comments in total)

Cameras take photos and good photographers know how to compose their shots.
Nothing amazing about that.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 01:28 UTC as 97th comment
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PhotoKhan: I am as lukewarm impressed by this as I was when it was significantly trailing behind.

I know exactly what DR serves for and, in my view, it plays a very limited part in overall picture quality, something Canon delivers in spades.

In a system, then, image quality is something that even goes outside any one specific camera, as optics have to necessarily be factored in.

It is here (advanced bodies+ unique consistent optical quality in new generation lenses) that, right now, Canon is unbeatable, even if, sometimes, a bit over-priced.

(cont)

I agree 100%. The DR difference between many modern cameras is only really important in a very small set of scenarios. Even in the day of 5-stop range slide film you could work around it if you really had to. These days it seems like everyone wants the camera sensor to do everything for them, without learning practical methods that would likely produce better end results.
Then again, this is a gear site.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 23:14 UTC
On article Updated: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV real-world sample gallery (485 comments in total)
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The Silver Nemesis: Good, but inconclusive.

@The Silver Nemesis: You can rationalise the discussion any way you want bro.

What you haven't done though is tell us what 'conclusive' information you want to see. The way I see it >90% of conclusive data is in the spec sheet, and the rest of it is determined by how the camera fits into your hand and into your workflow.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 02:05 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark IV added to studio scene comparison (363 comments in total)
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ogl: Sony A7R II, Pentax K-1 and Nikon D810 are sharper and better in RAW than new 5D.

You mean.. Sigma Quattro is sharpest out of all cameras on the test...

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 14:01 UTC
On article Canon EOS 5D Mark IV added to studio scene comparison (363 comments in total)
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kadardr: There is little difference between the FF sensors, or in other words the differences are not practical enough to make a purchase decision based on them. I am Nikonite so I say you can buy a grey market D810 AND a D750 for the price of one 5DMIV.

Well.. You can't put a Canon lens on a Nikon body, so 5Dmk3 + 6D sounds more attractive, and you'll have more assurance of warranty buying them grey market compared to Nikon.
But as long as you're happy and taking nice photos... :)

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 13:56 UTC
On article Updated: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV real-world sample gallery (485 comments in total)
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The Silver Nemesis: Good, but inconclusive.

'It will have the same mass regardless of presence of gravitational or any other field ;)'
Newtons Laws be damned - I need conclusive proof of this!

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2016 at 20:32 UTC
On article Updated: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV real-world sample gallery (485 comments in total)
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The Silver Nemesis: Good, but inconclusive.

Yes, I'd like to know what the camera's mass is outside the influence of the earths gravitational field.
How much will it weigh if I take it to Mars?
Will the high ISO performance be good enough to distinguish the stars from the noise in a shot of the entire earth backlit by the sun?

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2016 at 06:34 UTC

Just curious but is this type of thing improved by potential firmware updates?
Update: Never mind. Another commenter already asked.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2016 at 02:13 UTC as 52nd comment
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2092 comments in total)
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(unknown member): 800 comments in 21 hours? I'd say if this camera has ruffled the feathers of the coffee clutches this much Canon has just hit one out of the ballpark!

You mean.. They come here to vent because they are gear chasers and measurbators who expect their camera to be able to do everything for them and not actually learn how to do things properly themselves.
They will change brands in the hopes that it will give them better photos and they will blame their camera if a bad photo is taken. They will brag about buying new gear and post photos with it in selfies like they just got a new girlfriend or boyfriend.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 21:12 UTC
On article Pentax K-70 added to studio test scene (36 comments in total)
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fmian: Interesting to note that the Sigma Quattro is still unbeatable in terms of capturing detail. Even up against the pixel shift mode of these sensors and all the way up to the hallowed Pentax 645z.

The most apparent difference in detail and depth with the Sigma sensor is on real life 3 dimensional things like the foliage, bottles, and paint brushes.. while still having a detail advantage on flat areas.
So I don't see why it wouldn't also be true in the field.
RE: Dynamic Range - it's apparently in the lower end compared to other modern sensors, but every camera sensor and analog emulsion has a limit to the dynamic range. A limit that you'll eventually find yourself trying to shoot beyond.
But if you wack your camera on a tripod and bracket your shots (like all good landscape photographers should be prepared to do) then you will never be limited by the DR of your sensor. And you won't have to push shadows and compromise on detail either.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 03:34 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS 5D (225 comments in total)

The appeal of this camera (relative to the newer range) is it's simplicity.
Gives me everything I need and nothing I don't need.
Straight forward. To the point. Get's the job done.
Thanks for the article and shared sentiment.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 01:54 UTC as 87th comment
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2092 comments in total)
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cirtapfotos: Soon will be forgotten, when Sony's New A9 Professional Arrives, and Nikon's D900 with Moonroof. lol

@tkbsic
Sony camera, Sigma adaptor, Canon lens.
Compromising AF, handling, reliability and service.
Who exactly would a professional photographer short on time take the system to in order to get it serviced with confidence?

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 23:05 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2092 comments in total)
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AgentO: A7RII from last year says "meh". Too little too late Canon.

Yet Canon will sell more units of this camera in one month than Sony have done in an entire year.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 22:58 UTC
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2092 comments in total)
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cirtapfotos: Soon will be forgotten, when Sony's New A9 Professional Arrives, and Nikon's D900 with Moonroof. lol

Nice to hear that Sony and Nikon will be releasing native EF mount cameras soon.. should be exciting.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 06:28 UTC
On article Pentax K-70 added to studio test scene (36 comments in total)
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fmian: Interesting to note that the Sigma Quattro is still unbeatable in terms of capturing detail. Even up against the pixel shift mode of these sensors and all the way up to the hallowed Pentax 645z.

'At base ISO, and in low DR conditions'
Situations that almost always have a practical workaround.
Capturing the detail and nuances of a Sigma sensor though.. I haven't seen a workaround to achieve that.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 02:39 UTC
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