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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*crickets chirping*

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 04:19 UTC as 43rd comment

Still.. doesn't seem to capture as much texture detail as an APS-c Sigma Quattro.
Next!

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2016 at 01:17 UTC as 46th comment | 3 replies
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Lensmate: The ridiculous rumour that the A-Mount was dead [probably spread by Canikon fanwimps] was squashed with the Sony A99ii. The Canikon trolls and flamers are now dead [with that regard] but will probably try to resurface as zombie trolls on some other fabricated nonsense.

Honestly, I think there are more people out there using the Minolta MD mount than there are using the Minolta/Sony A mount.
Next someone is going to tell me there's still life in the four thirds system/mount.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 20:46 UTC
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Lensmate: The ridiculous rumour that the A-Mount was dead [probably spread by Canikon fanwimps] was squashed with the Sony A99ii. The Canikon trolls and flamers are now dead [with that regard] but will probably try to resurface as zombie trolls on some other fabricated nonsense.

'Just saw your edit from 3 to 4 types cool.'

I initially thought APS-c A mount was dead... and you guys reminded me that it could still make a resurgence.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 03:06 UTC
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Lensmate: The ridiculous rumour that the A-Mount was dead [probably spread by Canikon fanwimps] was squashed with the Sony A99ii. The Canikon trolls and flamers are now dead [with that regard] but will probably try to resurface as zombie trolls on some other fabricated nonsense.

@ttran88: 2 different mounts for 4 different types of lenses.

While we're at it, can we get an apology from the digital fanboys who have kept saying that film is dead? Considering Fuji probably wouldn't have had the R&D funds to build their new medium format camera if it weren't for their recent analog sales.

It won't make the tears reverse back into my head but the memories won't hurt as much anymore.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 02:27 UTC

More and more and more Bayer filter sensor cameras.
Disappointing.
Photos from these cameras will all look the same.
Boring and flat and synthetic.
No life.
Even Fuji is bending for the Bayer filter over the x-trans and the general consumer tech head doesn't blink an eye at how big a deal this is.
Meanwhile people with some visual acuity are getting tired of the same thing and swaying towards shooting film again to get something unique from their images.

The digital imaging industry has gone stale.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 01:15 UTC as 11th comment | 5 replies
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Clutch51: Intriguing. I wish you could just buy one dial or one slider. Thinking about working in ACR, I'm only ever adjusting one value at a time. So I could click into saturation and turn the dial. I'm sure some might find use for a more complicated setup with multiple dials, sliders and buttons, but I think that would be all I need for the way I work.

'I wish you could just buy one dial '

Dial with button function.
https://griffintechnology.com/us/powermate

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 03:27 UTC
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BBQue: Medium format starts with 6x6 cm. 3x4 is pretty boring.

^^^
So use of the term 'medium format' is an approximate gauge in relation to where small, medium and large sit based on time period and integration of formats in the industry? I see.

Perhaps it's time digital camera manufacturers shifted usage of the terms, considering actual 645 seems to be the largest made for consumers (non industrial). One inch sensors (not actually one inch based on any measurement by the way) could be called medium format, and compact and smartphone sensors can be called small. Isn't that how it is in the digital sensor industry right now?

I won't fault Fuji with their use of marketing as much as Pentax and Hasselblad though, whose model naming and reference to traditional mounts and systems usually overshadow mention of that fact it's not the same traditional format at all.

Re: Getting hung up on it. Would you prefer that people say nothing when misleading methods of marketing are used to imply but not deliver?

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 06:46 UTC
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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 (340 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 (486 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 (486 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 (486 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
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