gordzam

gordzam

Lives in Malta Malta
Joined on May 9, 2013

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On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (503 comments in total)
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brycesteiner: The pictures of the wedding shot and the motorcycle on the page 1 have a lot of noise for ISO 400 and ISO 200. Even the shot below in evening light at 12800 ISO is very noisy. My old Oly E-M5 has less noise. I would expect much better from this. Perhaps a firmware update will fix some of this.
If the reason is because it's optimized for much higher ISO's that's fine, but most shooting, at least for me, is not going to be higher than 3200. Therefore, I can't imagine it would appeal to too many photographers.

I'm getting confused.....sometimes in most reviews, it is stated that pros mostly shoot JPEG, and here you state that pros will mostly perform pulls and pushes in post processing! I think that finally the pros interest in these cameras are more towards the fast action and getting the precise moment than pixel peeping at actual pixels, and mostly don't care about noise levels and dynamic range, which have reached enough good levels in any DSLR on the market, especially if you will go to print in a newspaper, magazine or website.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 05:04 UTC
On article Lens shootout: Sony RX10 III destroys the competition (483 comments in total)

600mm shots shot with the Canon G3 X clearly show a lot of heat distortion when viewed at full res that the Sony pics don't show. Are these shot deliberately much later in the day to degrade the perceived better quality of the Sony? Honestly, I can only spot a very slight advantage at full aperture of the Sony lens, which will not be visible when viewing the whole photo. All 3 cameras are on par, and very good, and I would not make a decision on image quality if I had to choose between these 3 cams.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2016 at 07:17 UTC as 59th comment | 4 replies
On photo Solitude in the Your City - Urban Cats and Dogs challenge (2 comments in total)

Nice one!

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 05:03 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Egret's graceful flight in the What Do You Not Like About This Picture - # 2 challenge (11 comments in total)
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JerryShots: There is no composition here, so although the focus is fine, the exposure OK, (the contrast is a little high)...It takes more to create an interesting or compelling image.
Perhaps had you discussed different posing techniques before you began your shoot? (kidding of course) but the 'regularity' of the shot (centered both vertically and horizontally, directly 'on axis' to the wings and lens) really reduces the 'gee whizz' factor.

Being in focus, being well exposed, having an interesting/attractive subject just isn't enough.
We need subject engagement, interesting behavior, environmental placement yielding composition bliss!!
What you have here is a little 'clinical' - Perhaps it was stuffed and shot on Green screen after all ;)
Keep shooting, keep sharing.

Hi JerryShots,
Thank you for your critique! I agree with you that the shot is just a "plain bird flying shot", without much originality. And that's one of the differences between living in a place were taking a bird shot is a rarity, and living, say in Florida or Africa, where taking a bird shot is just like shooting portraits!
Regards.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 05:01 UTC
On photo Egret's graceful flight in the What Do You Not Like About This Picture - # 2 challenge (11 comments in total)
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Frenchfx: Looks good to me. Not much to critique here. Wonder what it is the author doesn't like?

Hi FrenchFX! I am really pleased with the result, but there is always a room for improvement ;-) And sometimes I find myself so pleased with my results that I may miss where it can be improved. That's the scope of this challenge! Thanks for your comments.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2016 at 19:21 UTC
On photo Egret's graceful flight in the What Do You Not Like About This Picture - # 2 challenge (11 comments in total)
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ackebous: Focus looks like it is spot on, so that can't be a problem. The only thing I would say is that it raises the question how the bird appears to be on nearly the same plain as the camera with only blue sky in the background.

Hi ackebous! Thanks for your comments on my photo. The bird appears level with the camera as it is banking to the right, i.e. flying on an arc of a large circle. Still its left wingtip feathers are lower than the right ones, so it is higher than the camera.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2016 at 19:17 UTC
On photo low fly over in the What Do You Not Like About This Picture - # 2 challenge (12 comments in total)

The angle isn't the best, and exposure could have been better.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 05:28 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On photo Wise Eyes in the What Do You Not Like About This Picture - # 2 challenge (14 comments in total)

I personally think the WB is incorrect and the picture needs more yellow and red shift.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 05:27 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On photo Take off! in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)
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RuthC: What a fantastic picture, gordzam, and it is a worthy second place-getter in this week's challenge. This is perfect timing on your part, to capture the ladybird's takeoff, with its bright red hard outer wings which protect the transparent wings beneath until they are needed for flight. Clean colours and anticipated movement in the whole image add an element of surprise and magic. A very popular entry, and deservedly so.
Ruth :-)

Thanks Ruth, I am very pleased that I got second, as 1st place is awesome!

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2016 at 05:26 UTC
On challenge Macro - Feeling(s) (4 comments in total)

There isn't even one that qualifies as a MACRO!! Out of my many macro shots, I don't have that shows feelings, so not really surprised.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 20:37 UTC as 4th comment
On photo Off to work. in the F-15 Eagle challenge (4 comments in total)

Nice. Deserves 1st!

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2016 at 06:31 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Planes on Approach in the Final Approach challenge (2 comments in total)

Looks so artificial, and it is!

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 07:34 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Typhoon Park in the Jet Engine Aircraft challenge (1 comment in total)

Nice aerial shot!

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2015 at 06:03 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Ultimate jet power in the Jet Engine Aircraft challenge (6 comments in total)

Thanks barb_s, and everyone who voted!

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2015 at 06:01 UTC as 5th comment
On photo Dragon colors in the Colors of the Animal Kingdom challenge (1 comment in total)

Location: Malta

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2015 at 15:41 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Rush hour in Bergen in the Panning. challenge (1 comment in total)

I like the photo, but the title? Rush hour for just one person?

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2015 at 21:08 UTC as 1st comment
On photo ShadowPeople in the Sky is in fire challenge (6 comments in total)

And a lot of people complaining that the new Rebels do have had a good enough sensor! And yet the challange is won by a saw edged resolution photo and not a D4S or 1DX. Shows that the photographer is much more important than the camera. Just MHO.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 15:23 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS Rebel T6s Review (476 comments in total)
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Chuck_IV: People are being a bit rough on this camera, but I understand why. I think it's in the WRONG price point.

I bought the T6s(along with the 18-135 lens) and really liked it. The new sensor gave me some great pics and better movies(over my SL1). It also had some nice features.

However, after doing some thinking on how much I just spent for this and its feature set, I couldn't get past the issue that the 70D was just $100 more and offered, from what I saw as so much more. Yes, I lost 4MP and a little better size factor, but you don't need to look hard for what more you get with the 70D over the T6s. I now have a 70D and couldn't be happier.

I think Canon blew it with the price points. If Canon knew they were going to drop the 70D price point, then IMO the T6s should have started at $150-$200 LESS than it is now. This would have given it a better separation from the newly lowered pricing of the 70D.

Very well said!! But the market still looks for more Megapixels, and who is in business knows that!

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 10:36 UTC
On photo White Banded Grasshopper in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

Thanks Ruth for your comments! It is in fact a pomegranate tree, and I doubt if it actually eats it or not. These are very common here, so you can capture them often.
Gordon.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 09:34 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Flower Feeding in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (7 comments in total)
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gordzam: Nice shot! And also shows that the Tamron 150-600 can perform quite well full open at nearly 600mm, and I'm glad as I own it as well. Test would let you believe that it's not that good. Congratulations cmantx!

Yes I had the 200-500mm before, but is one is noticably better. Also focuses better at longer focal lengths. Regards.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2014 at 04:20 UTC
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