Marco Nero

Marco Nero

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a Film Design & Illustration
Has a website at www.instagram.com/nero.marco
Joined on Mar 3, 2003
About me:

Illustrator, Writer, Prospector, Film Designer & Matte Painter.

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On photo IMG_1293LND in Marco Nero's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

ISO 2500

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2017 at 11:12 UTC as 1st comment
On photo IMG_1293LND in Marco Nero's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

EF 24mm f/1.4L USM II lens
24mm | f/1.6 | 15 seconds | RAW capture

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2017 at 09:40 UTC as 2nd comment

I'm quite find of Canon. But I'm VERY impressed that DPreview was straightforward in making this statement. It clears up the confusion and forces Canon to reconsider a great number of issues with this camera. Thank You for not varnishing your observations. And Canon, please take note.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 18:15 UTC as 197th comment
On article Canon EOS M6 Review (380 comments in total)

I have this camera (EOS M6) and the images are sharp and not particularly over-processed when shooting in JPEG. What lens did DPreview use for the comparisons? It looks softer than anything I've used on the same camera. I'm somewhat puzzled by this.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 12:36 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply
On article Sony announces FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS lens (140 comments in total)

" The new 100-400mm lens features Sony's first use of a Torque ring." - is there anything at all about this lens that wasn't simply stolen from Canon? Even the darned switches (all of them) are the same. It reeks of being an expensive Knock-off.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 03:32 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies
On article Canon EOS M6 sample gallery (114 comments in total)

I put my money down as soon as I saw the announcement, feature-set and design. I would like to retire my original EOSM camera as the technology has now advanced sufficiently. The EF-M lenses are wonderful, especially the 22mm f/2 and the 11-22mm IS. With the new DPAF sensor, I'm hoping I can use it with the 100-400mmL II lens with a bit more AF speed than I get with the original M. It's exciting to see the first samples. There's a few odd choices in the sample images here although I can still see how well the new camera performs. I prefer the slimmer build without the EVF although I did try the EOS-M5 the other day and the viewfinder and ergonomics were very good. I was told the M6 should hit the stores around this time (today) where I am (Australia). Nice shots, DPR.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 16:29 UTC as 25th comment

How does it perform at f/1.2 ? Oh, that's right... ;)

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 02:01 UTC as 92nd comment | 2 replies
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Marco Nero: The images aren't disappointing although the lens isn't f/1.2 ... and that's where the real magic of the 85mmL lens from Canon lies. I don't think I'll be buying this lens for two reasons: One is because, other than speed, I don't see it exceeding the capabilities of the Canon f/1.2L version. And the other reason is that this site has suddenly taken sides in the US election aftermath...

It disappoints me greatly that political statements are now being (obviously) endorsed by DPreview. Those Lens sample-photograph closeups of Anti-American/Anti-Trump signs (as well as the protesters themselves) are two very different things. One shows an affiliation between the photographer and the protest itself. The closeup of the hate-inspired Trump signs is disgusting to see on a review site. We don't need a socialist agenda here on a camera/tech review site. Disgusting. I'm sorry but I won't buy products when reviewers here use them to endorse political agendas.

@SushiEater & DPreview: Covering a protest is fine. Submitting sample photographs from a lens or camera is absolutely fine. The pictures show nicely what the lens can do. But then I saw the picture of the stacked Trump/Hate signs and I realized that the only LIKELY person to take that picture is one who is likely to be involved in the preparation of the rally. All those pristine signs were deployed to make a statement. A political one. You folks can back-pedal on the subject but this is how it is portrayed. You have this important new lens and choose to attend an ant-Trump rally. There wasn't just a singular sample from this theme, there were TEN (!) that I noted - SEVEN were depicting Anti Trump imagery. One or perhaps two pictures wouldn't draw my attention but TEN images will. Especially when I can see the words "Hate" and "Not My [President]" and "Racism" on them (note: I am not a Trump fan either).

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 05:13 UTC

The images aren't disappointing although the lens isn't f/1.2 ... and that's where the real magic of the 85mmL lens from Canon lies. I don't think I'll be buying this lens for two reasons: One is because, other than speed, I don't see it exceeding the capabilities of the Canon f/1.2L version. And the other reason is that this site has suddenly taken sides in the US election aftermath...

It disappoints me greatly that political statements are now being (obviously) endorsed by DPreview. Those Lens sample-photograph closeups of Anti-American/Anti-Trump signs (as well as the protesters themselves) are two very different things. One shows an affiliation between the photographer and the protest itself. The closeup of the hate-inspired Trump signs is disgusting to see on a review site. We don't need a socialist agenda here on a camera/tech review site. Disgusting. I'm sorry but I won't buy products when reviewers here use them to endorse political agendas.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 22:36 UTC as 76th comment | 17 replies

Sigma seem to enjoy replicating all the other lenses already out there so I suspect that they simply reverse-engineer existing lenses and then rebuild and refine them. There's times when I've had to take off an f/1.4 lens and replace it with an f/1.2 lens simply because the ambient light or the room itself was too dark... so f/1.2 is still desirable. The Canon 85mm f/1.2L is still going to have that edge although I'm sure the Sigma Art users will still be happy just as long as the long and unresolved Sigma QC issues aren't present. Looking forward to seeing samples from Sigma nonetheless. No doubt the faster claimed AF will make many happy. Haven't seen what the lens hood for this lens looks like either. I might have been tempted by Sigma if their 85mm f/1.4 Art was out sooner... but some of my absolute favorite shots have come from the Canon 85mm f/1.2L. Sigma sure took their time with this one. I think the Sony shooters are annoyed too.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 06:54 UTC as 11th comment | 6 replies
On article Getting up close: Canon EF-M 28mm macro hands-on review (100 comments in total)
In reply to:

Marco Nero: The experience of the reviewer at DPR was quite different to my own. This is an amazingly useful lens and out of thousands of shots with it, I've experienced no vignetting and it's perfectly useful handheld... even with just the Ring Light. I also find the images sharper for non-macro pictures (eg architecture) than the 22mm f/2 lens they suggested as a substitute. In low light, yes... that f/2 is surprisingly useful.

I've always wanted a wide-angle Macro lens after seeing the results taken in the Jungle by entomologists and this really does a fine job. There's a few examples from this new lens in my DPR gallery and a few more that I've posted in related threads when I wrote my own review of this lens. It's a somewhat unique lens with useful applications and it takes good photograph.

Thanks villagranvincent. The one with the bubbles is an Amber specimen (about 45 million years old) and is 1.2 inches long.

The other picture of a yellow droplet is liquid sap from a local tree that has hardened and is already cracking from the local weather. It's essentially non-fossilised pre-Amber.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2016 at 00:02 UTC
On article Getting up close: Canon EF-M 28mm macro hands-on review (100 comments in total)

The experience of the reviewer at DPR was quite different to my own. This is an amazingly useful lens and out of thousands of shots with it, I've experienced no vignetting and it's perfectly useful handheld... even with just the Ring Light. I also find the images sharper for non-macro pictures (eg architecture) than the 22mm f/2 lens they suggested as a substitute. In low light, yes... that f/2 is surprisingly useful.

I've always wanted a wide-angle Macro lens after seeing the results taken in the Jungle by entomologists and this really does a fine job. There's a few examples from this new lens in my DPR gallery and a few more that I've posted in related threads when I wrote my own review of this lens. It's a somewhat unique lens with useful applications and it takes good photograph.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 04:14 UTC as 21st comment | 4 replies

I keep reading about how visitors to National Parks are being fined for taking "commercial" photographs without the appropriate license fees being paid. Then I phoned up National Parks and was told I needed to pay a fee myself if I wanted to take pictures there... unless it was from a public road. Thanks but NO THANKS. National Parks are technically "private property", which is why you can be escorted out and banned from returning if you fall foul of their rules.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2015 at 23:26 UTC as 32nd comment | 4 replies
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Mike FL: Canon needs to make its AF system works correctly for P&S cameras like G7X, or system cameras like EOS-M.

It is interesting to see a #1 camera mfc do NOT know how to design an AF system for mirror-less.

Other than POOR AF, Canon is also well known for its POOR battery life for mirror-less, G1X-2, G7X, exc.

If I were Canon, I do not like to see "POOR AF + POOR battery life" become well known signature of CANON.

YES?

My record out of an EOS-M battery is over 1540 photographs... That was in burst mode but every second picture was separately focused. The AF success rate with some lenses is better than others. Picture quality is on par with any typical DSLR ...other than Full Frame.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 01:22 UTC
On article Canon EOS 6D sample images added to hands-on preview (252 comments in total)

For a Beta (testing camera) with Full Frame sensor and higher sensitivity in Low Light than the 5DIII, I think the results look fairly good, especially when you realize that DPreview didn't use anything too fancy in relation to the lenses they used for these sample shots. I'd say Canon are on to a winner with the 6D. They've also managed to trim the size down a little. Nice results and so far the camera looks like it might become quite a success with the lower price for Wedding photographers, Landscape fans (especially with Night Sky themes) and perhaps even the occasional sport photographer.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2012 at 07:11 UTC as 33rd comment
On article Just Posted: Canon EOS M preview samples gallery (130 comments in total)

Wouldn't it be wonderful if the staff at DPreview would take the time to respond to the many members requesting they create an EOS-M forum so that owners can stop having to post in the PowerShot forum. The EOS-M is not a PowerShot. It's also not a DSLR. So why no EOS-M Forum like all the other mirrorless ICL cameras?

Other than this, I bought one and I think it's a great camera. Some lenses are clearly faster than others. The AF delay using the 18-55mm IS M-Lens is non-existant. THIS was the lens DPreview should have been using for their tests. I bought the body with EF lens mount and it's been a lot of fun to use with my EF L-Lenses. I honestly thought I'd hate the touch screen but it was fast, intuitive and very responsive in default setting. Great build and works flawlessly with the Speedlite flashes.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2012 at 02:40 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS M hands-on preview (566 comments in total)

Picked mine up yesterday to use with my other Canon L-series lenses and it's a great camera. Size is just a little bigger than the s95 and a little smaller than the G1X. Picture quality and AF is going to vary based on the lens used. Good lens = excellent images. I tested the 18-55mm-M lens and found it to be VERY fast in relation to Auto Focus. The 22mm-M lens is known to be slower for some reason. The touchscreen is actually very responsive and fast to alter settings with. Being an APS-C sensor, I can get some very lowlight handheld shots with this camera. Works well with my L-lenses (via the included adapter when buying the Body-Only option). Certainly very well built and quite solidly constructed. Just like a DSLR in many respects, including image quality. Faster than my PowerShot G1X in many ways.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2012 at 03:39 UTC as 63rd comment
On photo break through in the Airplanes in Flight challenge (10 comments in total)

I'm a professional Digital Matte Painter & Concept Artist in Hollywood and this entry is almost entirely digital. It's a marvelous composition and an appealing image to the eye, but it doesn't belong in this competition (it's not fair to the other entries which were composed with a real camera, rather than an extended session using Photoshop) and I'm surprised it was even allowed to compete. It certainly wasn't composed through the lens of any camera. Your call though. It looks nice to the eye and there were no restrictions on post-processing... probably the reason it was accepted.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2010 at 13:39 UTC as 1st comment
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