Ross the Fidller

Lives in Australia NSW, Australia, Australia
Works as a Violin Maker
Joined on Oct 31, 2010

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obsolescence: This pack might be good for hiking in the wild, where the camera is infrequently accessed. I think I would find it inconvenient to change lenses. The swiveling module in some other pack designs makes more sense to me.

I would agree. Again, I still think the LowePro Flipside is a better concept & design although my Flipside 400 doesn't have a specific space for a laptop it does have the outer pocket which could hold a small one.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 05:34 UTC
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Reactive: I wonder how long the roll-out is going to take, and how much of the earth the update covers? Only the bits which had bad cloud cover? The imagery of my house is at least 4 years out of date, because the extension we had built still doesn't show up on Earth.

I can confirm the image of our place (Blue Mountains, NSW) was taken within the last 12 months because the trees we cut down just prior are no long there.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 05:42 UTC

I've just compared the image over the Blue Mountains in NSW & the new images looks like it was taken with a noisy compact camera while the previous image (I saved a copy of) looks more like it was taken with FF camera (relatively speaking). That was looking on Google Maps. The older image showed much more definition of detail, such as the replaced tiles on our roof whereas the new image is too poor to show it.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 05:39 UTC as 1st comment
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oscarc: Nice politically driven contest. Makes sense that the photos with the most death and destruction would get the most attention just like in the news. Aside from this, pictures like these help promote the climate change/global warming hoax. Forget that satellite images show more ice than ever, or that the earth was actually cooling, hence the "global warming" label change. Never mind that "scientists" manipulated data to support their position. Pesky facts. And yes, there is politics in everything.

pagou
"it will be interesting, to learn the education level, of the climate change non-believers."

That would be 'self educated from the internet'. Mostly from dubious sources.
That's not to say there aren't opportunists cashing in on anything they can though.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 06:29 UTC
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Mister Joseph: Isn't Wildfire green?

And I spend too much time on forums etc, instead of spending more time in my workshop earning a living. :D

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 04:02 UTC
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Mister Joseph: Isn't Wildfire green?

photo_rb
Don't get too embarrassed because there are still those of us that don't get into spending our time playing computer (playstation etc) games. ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 02:05 UTC
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jacketpotato: Should these " pictures that will inspire people around the world to start taking care of our environment." then they are worthy winners.

WilliamJ
I love the Care Bear analogy. :-) (They were part of our children's toy collection & TV entertainment.)

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 01:58 UTC
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jacketpotato: Should these " pictures that will inspire people around the world to start taking care of our environment." then they are worthy winners.

No, it'll just attract more photographers to disaster sites to get 'that dramatic shot'. ;-)
I wonder if the winnings will be donated to the victims aid?

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 12:29 UTC
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Ross the Fidller: With flicker reduction in Olympus cameras (like E-M1) we often turn it OFF because it causes aperture blade chattering in variable light (in Live View), but maybe I should turn it back ON (or Auto) for artificial lighting & see the difference with sequential shooting.
Does the Nikon Flicker Reduction cause any audible aperture blade clicking in variable light when previewing (half press of shutter button) or Live View?

Thanks for both replies.
@Deliverator. It is with Live View (on Olympus cameras) that the blades may close according to the brightness to bring the light level within range for a Live View display & that is where the chattering can occur (with some lenses more than others) when Flicker Reduction is ON with the E-M1, but I will try it in artificial lighting since that is what is designed for & not daylight.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 04:40 UTC

With flicker reduction in Olympus cameras (like E-M1) we often turn it OFF because it causes aperture blade chattering in variable light (in Live View), but maybe I should turn it back ON (or Auto) for artificial lighting & see the difference with sequential shooting.
Does the Nikon Flicker Reduction cause any audible aperture blade clicking in variable light when previewing (half press of shutter button) or Live View?

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 23:30 UTC as 8th comment | 3 replies
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)
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Frank_BR: Hasselblad X1D vs Pentax 645D
or
Mirrorless vs DSLR

http://camerasize.com/compare/#211,678

Shocking!

That site is not displaying the size scaling correctly & that doesn't help their credibility in doing so.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 03:15 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)
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Ross the Fidller: "It is smaller than the average DSLR and only just as big as the larger Micro Four Thirds camera bodies"

OH, COME ON! It might be small for its format but don't get too carried away with saying it is as small as the largest Micro Four Thirds camera body's size. That comment was a BIG STRETCH OF THE TRUTH!

X1D - 150 x 98 x 71 mm (5.92 x 3.86 x 2.81″)
GH4 - 133 x 93 x 84 mm (5.24 x 3.66 x 3.31″)
E-M1 - 130.4 mm (W) × 93.5 mm (H) × 63.1 mm (D) (5.1" × 3.7" × 2.5")
GX8 - 133 x 78 x 63 mm (5.24 x 3.07 x 2.48″)

@ Yake
Of course it is small for its format, but to be credible it has to be stated truthfully, otherwise it isn't any different to our politicians (here in Australia & else where).

@historianx
Getting closer.
Fuji XPro2 - 141 x 83 x 56 mm (5.55 x 3.27 x 2.2″)

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 02:51 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)
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yahoo2u: Why are you all surprised at the "looks". The Swedes designed the Volvo, lol.

I avoid Volvo drivers! ;-)

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 02:22 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)
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Jacques Cornell: "only just as big as the larger Micro Four Thirds camera bodies"
That's a real stretch. Here's the X1D next to a GX8 and GX85:
http://j.mp/28OpKv1
It's not even close.
DPR was so eager to diss the GX8 as a "big beast", and now here you are fawning all over the even bigger X1D, pretending it's SOOO petite. Looks like bias to me.

@PhotoUniverse
Look at my comment above with comparing dimensions.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 02:15 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)

"It is smaller than the average DSLR and only just as big as the larger Micro Four Thirds camera bodies"

OH, COME ON! It might be small for its format but don't get too carried away with saying it is as small as the largest Micro Four Thirds camera body's size. That comment was a BIG STRETCH OF THE TRUTH!

X1D - 150 x 98 x 71 mm (5.92 x 3.86 x 2.81″)
GH4 - 133 x 93 x 84 mm (5.24 x 3.66 x 3.31″)
E-M1 - 130.4 mm (W) × 93.5 mm (H) × 63.1 mm (D) (5.1" × 3.7" × 2.5")
GX8 - 133 x 78 x 63 mm (5.24 x 3.07 x 2.48″)

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 02:06 UTC as 171st comment | 6 replies
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Ross the Fidller: Is Bowens subject to that useless US company that tried to (or did) take out a patent on LED photographic panels?

Thanks. I knew there was a lot of noise about it (on here) at the time, criticising the patent board (if that is the correct name for it) for passing the patent. Looking at those prices I would not be surprised there is that patent fee included.

I wonder how these Chinese made units compare with the Bowens?
http://www.linkdelight.com/View-all-products-in-shophtml.html?orderby=product_price_asc&DescOrderBy=DESC&option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&category_id=&Itemid=55&productliststyle=&manufacturer_id=0&keyword=PERGEAR%2BDLED&keyword1=&keyword2=&limit=48&limitstart=0
Obviously not as bright (as I read it).
"Color Rendering Index: 97
Max. Lumen:5600 @0.5m"
or there is their larger model. http://www.linkdelight.com/P0029872-Pergear-DLED-700S-800pcs-SMT-LEDs-3200K-5600K-CRI97-Dimmable-Portable-Metal-Aluminum-Alloy-LED-Studio-Video-Light-with-Barndoor.html

"Max. Lumen:7000 @0.5m"

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 04:17 UTC

Is Bowens subject to that useless US company that tried to (or did) take out a patent on LED photographic panels?

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 22:20 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
On article Road tripping through New South Wales, Australia (31 comments in total)
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Michael Bonocore: Man, I can't wait to road trip through NSW!

I hope you can make it up to the Blue Mountains as well when you do. :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 04:50 UTC
On article Road tripping through New South Wales, Australia (31 comments in total)

Some nice images there. Bermagui is a place we've been to a number of times with family there. It's an interesting image of the Opera House taken at VividSydney (http://www.vividsydney.com/). I would be interested to know how that image was produced? Was it multi-exposures or photoshop addition of the light rays, because I went this year (for the first time) & have several images from around Circular Quay etc. with a number of images of the Opera House with its many changing images (but no light rays as I was exposing just for the projected images).

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 04:44 UTC as 11th comment
On article Looking Sharp: A focus stacking tutorial (220 comments in total)
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Prognathous: Focus bracketing should be built into any advanced DSLR/mirrorless camera. Including automatic in-camera merge would be even nicer :-)

Thanks for the interesting tutorial!

@ Lassoni. They are both useful & although Keystone in camera (E-M1) is only for JPEG it still sets up the framing for optional RAW editing too (which is for those that say they only shoot RAW) so that the intended subject still fits the frame as desired.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2016 at 04:05 UTC
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