deep7

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Works as a writer/photographer/ecologist
Has a website at deeppics.com
Joined on May 10, 2008
About me:

God makes it, I see it and photograph it. Sometimes that works well!

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absquatulate: I'm looking forward to the Democrat "Trump is helping Russians spy on us using cameras" outrage.....

I don't know about the F1 but I've yet to find any digital camera as easy to use as a Canon Ftb (by "use", I don't mean "point and press the button"!). I've recently been reacquainted with one and it has been an eye-opener.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 03:17 UTC
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obsolescence: What is the correct pronunciation of the name, please?

That doesn't sound right. There is no "d" in the name...

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 19:44 UTC

That bear photo is wonderful if you crop right in. Shame it's so grainy but the look in the eyes of the left bear just makes it anyway. Personally, I wish it HAD been heavily cropped but I understand this is the photographer's memory.

Interesting article - it gives an insight into some of the thinking processes on this site...

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2017 at 20:30 UTC as 24th comment
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tonyC1994: Where is Olympus?

My comment was slightly sarcastic. Sorry, shouldn't do that!

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 22:01 UTC
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tonyC1994: Where is Olympus?

"Where is Olympus?" Did I misread? I thought they won one of the awards...

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 21:54 UTC
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deep7: The real headline could have been that Canon beat Sony to that title. After all, the A99Mk2 would have been a pretty serious contender, surely? More so than any recent Nikon anyway! Nothing against the Canon though. It is a very well-developed product which does an excellent job.

Fair point, though it is still reflex for focus so, technically, does meet the criteria for the name (digital, single lens, reflex). It definitely competes in the 5D's market more than the A9's one. That's the trouble with having to categorise!

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 21:46 UTC
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FrankS009: I am surprised he didn't take lighter m4/3rds gear. For example. the 12-40mm is a relatively big and front heavy lens compared to the Panasonic 12-35mm, and there are smaller, lighter lenses than that.
F.

It's bizarre how this story has apparently provoked people to get very excited about cameras the author didn't use! Read the text - he was very happy.

If you are going to suggest alternatives, there are many options (the original G1X or a Leica T could be added to the pile already mentioned). His option wasn't the cheapest, lightest or maybe even technically best for any given image but the point is it was easily good enough and he loved it. I understand that. Rave on about what he didn't use but you're wasting your time, people. It's too late!

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 10:00 UTC
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FrankS009: I am surprised he didn't take lighter m4/3rds gear. For example. the 12-40mm is a relatively big and front heavy lens compared to the Panasonic 12-35mm, and there are smaller, lighter lenses than that.
F.

Sharpness is merely one parameter...

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 05:36 UTC
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FrankS009: I am surprised he didn't take lighter m4/3rds gear. For example. the 12-40mm is a relatively big and front heavy lens compared to the Panasonic 12-35mm, and there are smaller, lighter lenses than that.
F.

You either haven't got the 12-40 or you should send yours back then!

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 03:21 UTC

I guess a lot of people didn't hear about it outside New Zealand because it was, essentially, a local magazine with local advertisers. I never missed an issue and they have always been worth downloading. As others have said, a small subscription would have been very easy to coax out of readers. If they do that, they may find a big market. Even $10NZ a year, multiplied by a few thousand readers, may well have covered the funding shortfall?

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 23:01 UTC as 1st comment
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deep7: I had been considering getting a DJI quadcopter but I had been oblivious to the fact they used the internet at all. The last few stories about these issues have absolutely amazed me. I wouldn't dream of getting one now, regardless of what this release states! It just seems such a crazy complication to using a simple tool and I bet there are a lot of potential customers like me looking elsewhere too. More madness in modern society.

I'm on my fourth aerial camera (first was on a conventional, single rotor radio-controllled helicopter, next three were quads). I'm looking for a much better camera to do fill shots for video. Yes, a cool hobby, if you hold your tongue right and the moon is in the right place! So far it has been more frustrating than cool because cheap rigs are cheap for a reason...

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 22:56 UTC
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FrankS009: I am surprised he didn't take lighter m4/3rds gear. For example. the 12-40mm is a relatively big and front heavy lens compared to the Panasonic 12-35mm, and there are smaller, lighter lenses than that.
F.

NZ Scott - (I'm also in NZ, by the way) you are right about the weight and focal lengths but wrong about the quality. You are also missing the point that it's likely the author didn't go shopping for the perfect set-up but more likely took what he had and it proved ideal for the job.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 22:52 UTC

The real headline could have been that Canon beat Sony to that title. After all, the A99Mk2 would have been a pretty serious contender, surely? More so than any recent Nikon anyway! Nothing against the Canon though. It is a very well-developed product which does an excellent job.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 22:48 UTC as 47th comment | 2 replies

I had been considering getting a DJI quadcopter but I had been oblivious to the fact they used the internet at all. The last few stories about these issues have absolutely amazed me. I wouldn't dream of getting one now, regardless of what this release states! It just seems such a crazy complication to using a simple tool and I bet there are a lot of potential customers like me looking elsewhere too. More madness in modern society.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 10:28 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
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photophile: erm....ounces ? pounds ?? WHY ?? Don't people learn scientific units of measurements in school anymore ? Linearaity and scale in base 10 people!! Eye of newt and toe of frog next.

Karroly, why are you so bothered by this? Why do you use the word "should"? Why are other people not allowed to see things differently to you?

I have a wonderful hammer. It isn't boring. So what?

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 10:18 UTC
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photophile: erm....ounces ? pounds ?? WHY ?? Don't people learn scientific units of measurements in school anymore ? Linearaity and scale in base 10 people!! Eye of newt and toe of frog next.

From memory, it was something like "a ten millionth of the distance from the North Pole to the Equator". Doesn't sound quite right. Something really oddball like that anyway.

We all know the world is getting smaller...

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 09:25 UTC
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photophile: erm....ounces ? pounds ?? WHY ?? Don't people learn scientific units of measurements in school anymore ? Linearaity and scale in base 10 people!! Eye of newt and toe of frog next.

Boring? Most (not temperature) derived from one unit (metre) which is itself based on being a fraction of a larger, almost meaningless distance. It has no relationship to anything historical, anything functional, anything interesting. It's just a distance. If you want something more useful, you have to find the closest value based on a tenth, hundredth etc. (or bigger by a factor of ten, a hundred etc.). You end up having to learn a whole lot of different units anyway and there is nothing interesting about any of them! So, yes, boring.

The rest of what you wrote is baffling - how the heck is that relevant? What if you invited five friends but only one turns up - does the metric system make it easier to divide your ingredients by three? Of course not.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2017 at 09:02 UTC
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photophile: erm....ounces ? pounds ?? WHY ?? Don't people learn scientific units of measurements in school anymore ? Linearaity and scale in base 10 people!! Eye of newt and toe of frog next.

vesa1tahti If you are still reading this (and this thread has got super-tedious) I'd like to point out I wasn't calling metric users simple. I was referring to the spelling mistakes appearing in the pro-metric posters before me.

I am of European descent myself and live in a country which has adopted the metric system. It isn't hard to use but it is utterly boring and soulless and I am not attracted to things like that personally! Like the imperial system, it is also used inconsistently but we all get there in the end.

We also have mixed uses, like tyre sizes which combine metric and imperial. It works fine.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 19:35 UTC
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FrankS009: I am surprised he didn't take lighter m4/3rds gear. For example. the 12-40mm is a relatively big and front heavy lens compared to the Panasonic 12-35mm, and there are smaller, lighter lenses than that.
F.

If you already had a Pen F and 12-40, you'd be crazy to swap for something marginally lighter, especially if it it dropped the potential quality of your images a tad! Or much lighter and even more limited like your third suggestion.

Though I'm sure the author could have produced pretty decent images with a range of lightweight cameras, having used a Pen F with my 12-40 I understand why he might not have wanted to.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 04:17 UTC
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Karroly: Nice landscapes. But what these pictures show, is that the PEN-F cannot cope with the high dynamic range in most of them. Were these shots post-processed from RAW or are they OOC JPEG ?

You contradict yourself by starting with the comment "Nice landscapes" then making contradictory comments saying what is wrong with them! Duh.

And I am an absolute reference on what may look excellent to me. As nice is on the road to excellent, you partly agree.

If you can't produce a decent landscape with a Pen F due to a perception it is not capable of sufficient dynamic range, then most landscapes produced in the history of photography are equally likely to be deficient and all those people who bought my photos taken on slide film or Kodak CCD sensors have been cheated!

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 04:01 UTC
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