OvinceZ

OvinceZ

Lives in Australia Sydney/ NSW, Australia
Has a website at http://ovincez.smugmug.com
Joined on Jul 13, 2003

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About 2 years too late. Still an exciting camera from Canon.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 07:00 UTC as 3rd comment
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OvinceZ: Samsung has lost the plot. I have the Note 4. Still not compelling to upgrade.
Note 5...yawn and disappointment.
Note 7...fancy gimmicks. Who would use Irises to open a phone? I used finger scan on my Note 4 and lost all data because it wouldn't open any more using that feature. Iris scanning is even more risky to use. Lunacy in technology.
Samsung probably include marketing experts in the research and development team and that is what is stopping innovation. All products are looking very similar now.
Remember how Apple insisted people wanted the smaller iphones?
When they released larger phones there was an instant demand for them.
Seems to me Samsung should be leading the way instead of following
Apple.

Eddy M. Yes, I learned about Kies to backup data. Hindsight is a great thing.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 16:57 UTC
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OvinceZ: Samsung has lost the plot. I have the Note 4. Still not compelling to upgrade.
Note 5...yawn and disappointment.
Note 7...fancy gimmicks. Who would use Irises to open a phone? I used finger scan on my Note 4 and lost all data because it wouldn't open any more using that feature. Iris scanning is even more risky to use. Lunacy in technology.
Samsung probably include marketing experts in the research and development team and that is what is stopping innovation. All products are looking very similar now.
Remember how Apple insisted people wanted the smaller iphones?
When they released larger phones there was an instant demand for them.
Seems to me Samsung should be leading the way instead of following
Apple.

To PentaxNick. I didn't think I needed a backup method to log into my Note 4. So when the finger scan no longer worked I had to take my phone to a Samsung support store where it was reset. Never use that method again. Definitely wouldn't use an Iris scan. Whatever are these phone companies thinking?
Samsung used to innovate. They remind me of what Canon now does with their cameras. Nothing exciting from either company.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 15:28 UTC

Samsung has lost the plot. I have the Note 4. Still not compelling to upgrade.
Note 5...yawn and disappointment.
Note 7...fancy gimmicks. Who would use Irises to open a phone? I used finger scan on my Note 4 and lost all data because it wouldn't open any more using that feature. Iris scanning is even more risky to use. Lunacy in technology.
Samsung probably include marketing experts in the research and development team and that is what is stopping innovation. All products are looking very similar now.
Remember how Apple insisted people wanted the smaller iphones?
When they released larger phones there was an instant demand for them.
Seems to me Samsung should be leading the way instead of following
Apple.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 14:39 UTC as 16th comment | 6 replies
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OvinceZ: Things blown out of proportion. How on earth can Highsmith justify damages of one billion dollars? This is the theater of the absurd.
She put her photos in the public domain and now has figured a way to sue for a huge sum of money. Gotta love photographers and lawyers. If anyone is going to get some money here it will be the lawyers.

What are the facts re damages? Until something realistic is presented I still say this is an exaggerated claim and ridiculous. Both sides will get what they deserve and they will deserve what they get.
One thing is clear, an individual lacks the resources to fight an issue like this in the courts.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 06:11 UTC

Things blown out of proportion. How on earth can Highsmith justify damages of one billion dollars? This is the theater of the absurd.
She put her photos in the public domain and now has figured a way to sue for a huge sum of money. Gotta love photographers and lawyers. If anyone is going to get some money here it will be the lawyers.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 04:22 UTC as 37th comment | 5 replies
On article 8 creative tips for shooting waterfalls (159 comments in total)

The tip about taking two photos, one of the water falls and another of the foliage is something I wondered about. So it is good to read that a pro photographer is doing this to get sharper foliage. We see ferns near the water in darker places and they are so sensitive to air movement. The blur can spoil what otherwise are really striking photos. The problem, of course, is noise when you use a faster shutter speed.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2016 at 12:06 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply

She has won a moral victory. Seldom does anything good result when lawyers are involved!

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2016 at 04:24 UTC as 47th comment | 7 replies

It is curious they don't mention the overall dimensions in their specs. I estimate the diagonal length is 7.5 inches. So it isn't a small camera. That would make it somewhat larger than the Samsung Note 4.
Impressive factory in China.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 06:40 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
On article Ricoh teases spring 2016 full-frame Pentax DSLR debut (528 comments in total)

To DanK7.

I used to lose eye pieces, too. Now I attach the eyepieces to the strap eyes with a thin, flat, flexible fishing line.

Vince

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2015 at 22:13 UTC as 115th comment
On article Samsung launches Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+ (133 comments in total)

Thanks, Samsung! Now I don't have to upgrade to the Note 5. I have a 128Gb msd card installed. No way I can do without heaps of memory for my music and photos. Also, I was hoping for a larger screen so my photos look better.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2015 at 02:01 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply

No wonder it took so long to be announced. Exciting times ahead. This is the camera we have all been waiting for.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 20:35 UTC as 224th comment | 1 reply

Looks like a winner! Macro to 400mm plus 4K video.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 05:32 UTC as 34th comment
On article Street photography tips with Zack Arias (152 comments in total)

Enjoyed the video. Will have to try that looking up trick. Clever!

Link | Posted on May 25, 2014 at 05:08 UTC as 33rd comment

I have a Sigma DP3M and look forward to seeing what this camera delivers. Even better, I would welcome this sensor in the flagship camera so we can change lenses.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 11:53 UTC as 209th comment
On article Using third-party lenses on the Sony a7 / a7R (523 comments in total)
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abortabort: Two points that I think have been missed, not only here but in the A7 review as well:

1) Why do you set C1 or C2 as focus magnifier? C2 is clunky to get to (as you say) and C1 is too close to the shutter button. After extensive playing with different settings I now do not have a 'focus magnifier' button at all! You simply don't need it on the A7/R. Why? I shoot a variety of lens types on the A7, this includes native lenses, A-Mount lenses (LA-EA4), EF Mount lenses (with Metabones adapter), MD mount and m42 mount. Now because I shoot a number of different lenses which have differing capabilities in AF on the A7, from very good (native and A-Mount) to very poor (EF mount) to non-existent (MD and m42 etc) I wanted a configuration that worked for all lens types, rather than reconfiguring for manual and AF lenses every time.... TBC

Thanks, abortabort for your great suggestions. I agree that focus peaking doesn't guarantee the sharpest focus. Now that I have the center button for magnified view it makes using MF fun instead of a chore. I use my 500mm Canon lens and will try turning off focus peaking. FP is still useful for moving targets or for times when magnified view can't be used.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2014 at 00:33 UTC

Very impressive photo. Congratulations.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2013 at 10:50 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo The inside in the Balloons II challenge (3 comments in total)

Wow, stunning shot. Love the colours and patterns.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2013 at 10:49 UTC as 2nd comment
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