Ross the Fidller

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

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On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D (65 comments in total)
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Ross the Fidller: What do you mean "The Canon EOS Rebel T7i (800D in some regions)"? It's 800D everywhere else in the world besides America! Only in America would the naming 'Rebel T7i' be understood.

@rogerjp
I live downunder, but it's the UScentrism that sometimes gets a little overdone; as if the rest of the world doesn't matter.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 11:56 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D (65 comments in total)
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Ross the Fidller: What do you mean "The Canon EOS Rebel T7i (800D in some regions)"? It's 800D everywhere else in the world besides America! Only in America would the naming 'Rebel T7i' be understood.

@ evilspoons
Yeah but Canada doesn't have much choice being in North America anyhow. ;-)

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 11:46 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D (65 comments in total)

What do you mean "The Canon EOS Rebel T7i (800D in some regions)"? It's 800D everywhere else in the world besides America! Only in America would the naming 'Rebel T7i' be understood.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2017 at 10:13 UTC as 13th comment | 10 replies
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Mike FL: I'll hold down to upgrade my E-M5 MarkII, and wait to see if there are issues:

"E-M5 MarkII version 2.2 --> 2.3
- Macro Flash STF-8 is supported.
- Electronic Flash FL-900R is supported.
- Improved stability of exposure when shooting videos."

Relax! There's no problems with the E-M5 Mk II update! Only the E-M1.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 01:48 UTC
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Dave Oddie: We've "reached out" to Olympus for comment.

Ugh! How about some plain English? We have asked Olympus for comment. Or: We have asked Olympus to comment.

@Jim Hully
"It has been standard British & American parlance for many years."
Really? Maybe American but I feel it would be less used in Britain, but certainly unnecessary from an Australian.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 01:46 UTC
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Ross the Fidller: It is only occurring if Record View is disabled, otherwise Focus Stacking & other 'buffer Hungary' functions perform just fine. Hopefully Olympus can bring a fix for that quickly, but it isn't a problem if the above setting is set to show Record View (0.3 secs & longer or Auto).

Apparently some have tried resetting the camera with better results, but "Focusing stacking error. Image composite failed." can happen anytime if the images can't be focussed properly or if there is movement.

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2016 at 09:04 UTC
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PowerG9atBlackForest: As a rule of thumb: Don't rush in; let others be the guinea-pig.

It's just as well not everyone takes that approach! ;-)

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 01:41 UTC
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Ross the Fidller: It is only occurring if Record View is disabled, otherwise Focus Stacking & other 'buffer Hungary' functions perform just fine. Hopefully Olympus can bring a fix for that quickly, but it isn't a problem if the above setting is set to show Record View (0.3 secs & longer or Auto).

Oh rats!!!! And I can't edit it either! :-( That's because I typed it in on that stupid iPad & didn't notice what it gave me. It has stupid spell correction methods.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 01:38 UTC
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trungtran: If it ain't broken don't fix it. I don't do firmware upgrades until i notice a problem or want the new feature.

There is mostly compatibility components in this update, but also a video fix, or improvement.

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 21:45 UTC

It is only occurring if Record View is disabled, otherwise Focus Stacking & other 'buffer Hungary' functions perform just fine. Hopefully Olympus can bring a fix for that quickly, but it isn't a problem if the above setting is set to show Record View (0.3 secs & longer or Auto).

Link | Posted on Dec 2, 2016 at 21:43 UTC as 32nd comment | 5 replies
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Steve in GA: Wow. There are some real anti-humanity commenters in the blog today. (Just my observation of the tone of the comments.)

There is a movie running on HBO about an organization called, "Kingsman" fighting a wealthy megalomaniac who is plotting to cull the earth of most of its human population. I think I will watch it again.

"We are the most powerful and apparently the most "intelligent" life form,"

I'd have to question the 'intelligence' claim though. Too many are like sheep & just follow the crowd. ;)
Or more importantly, have no intelligence when it comes to protecting our planet & blatantly continue to live like they don't care what they destroy, so long as they are fine & have what they want.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 00:53 UTC

"Google says updated images are sharper 'with truer colors and fewer distracting artifacts.' "

Unfortunately, the reverse has happened down under with less resolution & more noise in images of the Blue Mountains, NSW.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2016 at 00:48 UTC as 7th comment
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1322 comments in total)
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CaPi: Portable data center.. and just as complex as it seems ;)
I owned the Mark I right when it came to the markets. Software errors causing failures due to overheating processor..
I am hesitant to invest into the Mark II. Let us wait and see

That must have been a very isolated case otherwise it would have hit the forums with it being discussed ad nauseum like it was with other issues.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2016 at 11:40 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1322 comments in total)
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tecnoworld: Best m4/3 to date, but still not enough (and still way too expensive) to make me consider departing from my (imo still superior) NX1.

Perhaps mk iii or iv will eventually match and surpass it, but...at what cost?

It's a shame they dropped out of the market, especially with that model being so good, but I don't think many users took them seriously & why they had problems marketing their gear, particularly that NX1. Unfortunately though, they proved themselves not to be trusted with them chucking in the towel so abruptly.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2016 at 11:35 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1322 comments in total)
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mysteryhole: The new Oly 10 years ago would have read like science fiction. At the time of this post there are 1013 comments. For a camera most of these people are not going to buy, there sure is a lot of clucking going on. If the camera came with Taylor Swift as a personal assistant, cluckers would be wanting Dolly Parton. Out of the billions of digital photos taken, only an infinitesimal number are printed. This reads like a giant peeing contest to me.

Yeah, I remember the days (many decades ago) in the boy's dunny seeing how high they could do it.

I would dearly love this camera for greater focus ability & also the articulating screen would suit some of my shooting better (awkward macro shots), but I have to admit that the speed, the main strength with this model, would not be utilised much. Anyhow, I have to content myself with what I have (E-M1 & E-M5) & the lenses I have. I have just pushed my friendship with my better half in adding the 40-150 Pro lens with MC14 (she said that will do for Christmas & birthdays for the next 5 years), but I also believe that asking for forgiveness is better than seeking for permission. :-D Maybe the PanaLeica 100-400mm lens next. ;-)

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2016 at 11:26 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1322 comments in total)
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PanchoVilla: Bar none, the E-M1 mark II is camera of the year! What an amazing photographic precision instrument. It makes cameras like the A6500 and X-T2 look like mere toys in comparison! Bravo Olympus for creating a timeless masterpiece!

@Paul JM
That just sounds like a typical comment coming from someone with "a tiny peanut of a" brain.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 10:35 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1322 comments in total)
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jkgal: DP Review - what is the (equivalent) Depth of Focus for the AF tracking tests?
At least need to include lens used!

@Carey Rose - I didn't know there was a 50-140 F2.8 Pro lens, 'cause I just bought myself an M.ZD40-150mm F2.8 ED Pro lens. ;) (wink)

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 06:28 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1322 comments in total)
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inti4444: The main reason I left Olympus , I had the EM-1 was that it had a terrible menu, after one 1 year i did not enjoy using this camera.
Only colors are very nice and pleasant, but also there I was missing something.
BTW at that time I found the em1 already overpriced!

I've got the world's smallest violin, and I'm playing it just for you.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 06:23 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1322 comments in total)
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Reop: this is the last pro camera in 4/3 manufactured by olympus

You're a bit late to that little discussion, being the E-5. Now we're discussing the μ4/3's Pro camera. :p

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 06:19 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1322 comments in total)
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ekaton: No progress in IQ. Have MFT sensors plateaued or are they being held back by Sony?
Besides inferiority in iso and DR, mft sensors are no match for aps-c and certainly not for FF in tonal transitions, acuity, textural details. The overall gap from best in class one inchers to mft seems to have narrowed, whereas mft seems to fall behind compared to best in class aps-c. When throwing price into the equation, things look not too tempting for this new contender.

You keep telling yourself if that makes you feel better, but that won't stop those that appreciate μ4/3's & see the value in this camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 05:58 UTC
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