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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Ran Plett: Ooh this 12-24mm is looking interesting, at what, half the price of the Canon version? 11 or 12mm is so difficult to work with though. With the 16-35 f4 L IS, 16mm is usually the widest I would ever need to go. It would be such a specialty lens that it's not worth paying top dollar for the Canon, unless of course you really like that look. Personally, I'd rather have a 12mm 2.8 prime.

Autofocus issues probably won't be present at 12mm f4 :)

If you shoot sunsets you need 12mm or less to capture more of the sky and clouds. Lots of photographers will want this lens.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 23:09 UTC

Long overdue and perhaps better than offerings from Canon and Nikon so far.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 13:12 UTC as 217th comment
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OvinceZ: Today I searched for a Sigma 50 mm macro lens for Canon mount but they are no longer available. Imagine my delight to see a Sony FE version. I would prefer a 35 mm macro lens for flowers. Have been successfully using a Sony FE 30 mm macro lens but there is significant vignetting. I can use it handheld even with a Nissin 40 flash attached. Great flower lens on my A7Rii. I removed the rear flange to reduce vignetting. I have the Sony 90 mm macro. Great lens of course but I need more depth of field.

Hi John,

I have the non L Canon 100 macro. Excellent lens but I prefer the Sony 90. I have the Canon 50 macro but find it not so easy to use via manual focus. Prefer 1:1 as well and not 1:2. I had the Sigma 50mm macro but in Sony A mount. So I gave it away with the NEX 7 and 16-80 Zeiss lens.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 06:12 UTC

Today I searched for a Sigma 50 mm macro lens for Canon mount but they are no longer available. Imagine my delight to see a Sony FE version. I would prefer a 35 mm macro lens for flowers. Have been successfully using a Sony FE 30 mm macro lens but there is significant vignetting. I can use it handheld even with a Nissin 40 flash attached. Great flower lens on my A7Rii. I removed the rear flange to reduce vignetting. I have the Sony 90 mm macro. Great lens of course but I need more depth of field.

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 01:47 UTC as 7th comment | 5 replies

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

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 07:00 UTC as 4th 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 19th 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
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