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 Canon EOS Rebel SL2 sample gallery (229 comments in total)
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leamik: Remember nerds: It's "than", and not "then"....

...nerds

(Forgot a comma...)

@sh10453
Oh yes. 'Would of' instead of 'would've' (short for would have). That gets me too (another is 'to', 'too' & 'two'). :)
I was surprised when I learnt that the 'were', 'where' & 'wear' (1st two especially) seemed to be a common confusion in the (mid) north west of England (Liverpool area.)

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 05:41 UTC
On article Canon EOS Rebel SL2 sample gallery (229 comments in total)
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leamik: Remember nerds: It's "than", and not "then"....

...nerds

(Forgot a comma...)

@sh10453
But then there are those that can't differentiate between 'where' & 'were' either'
Then there is 'gonna'. 'Won't', 'don't' & 'haven't' are short abbreviations of real words, but 'gonna' is a very slack way of writing 'going to'.
OK, rant over.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 03:29 UTC
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ppg677: The bride appears to be straining every muscle in her upper body.

Probably because she had to hold pose for a while. Did you watch the video?

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 13:29 UTC
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guinness2: Impressive setup, but the pic title should sound : "The married life is the hell"

No, it could be "Don't let the flame of love go out!"
or "Keep the flame of love alight!"

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 13:26 UTC
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darlot: For most of us who shoot commercially,, i don't see this is technically challenge.

However, this is quite a bad idea to take many risks for this shot. The risk of his clients' safety. The risk of being sued if something happens and ruin his business, and the risks for others around the shoot if the fire spreads out of control. Did he get a permit to do this ?

Just a bad idea.

I don't know why DPR think this is a good idea to promote this .

@darlot
Before you get all excited & concerned, did you actually watch the video? It wasn't all that much fire to be get concerned about!

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 13:16 UTC
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Saurat: "...reaching out to the US Army" in an emotional wail of pain and heart-rending bitter reproaches of a crossed lover, or simply contacting through phone or email?

This, "reaching out" expression is getting used more & more & not just by those in the US. It's a bit of joke! It's almost as sad as "gonna".

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2017 at 04:29 UTC
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Ross the Fidller: I think I'll just take a few shots with my zoom lens & then use the best frame. ;)

Yeah, but I can still exercise my feet (If it is possible for the scene) & save time playing at a computer. :D

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 10:27 UTC

I think I'll just take a few shots with my zoom lens & then use the best frame. ;)

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 12:14 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
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Doug Frost: No built in flash? Good riddance. Never used one on a DSLR. And if I ever do need a flash, the last place I'd want it to be is mounted on the top of my camera.

@Carlos Loff
My Olympus cameras don't have them now, so it is something I get used to & I have my flashes when I need them, keeping the little attachable 'pop-up' flash with the camera (in bag) in case I need it, but also used as a commander in RC mode. For macro lighting, a sheet of white paper as a diffuser or reflector from the flash can be quite effective, but I do appreciate what you say about keeping that definition with lighting.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 23:45 UTC
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Doug Frost: No built in flash? Good riddance. Never used one on a DSLR. And if I ever do need a flash, the last place I'd want it to be is mounted on the top of my camera.

@Carlos Loff
Strange as it may seem, but press photographers use flash a lot of the time. Granted, it isn't a built in flash though, however, it is mounted in the hotshoe (or on a side bracket perhaps). No time for studio lighting in those circumstances & there are many instances that event photography by pros & amateurs alike that end up being the same. Amateurs may use the built built in flash or mounted flash, but it is the amount of flash light applied that can make or break an image. Diffusing is usually a very good idea too.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 05:54 UTC
On article Ten things we're hoping for from the Nikon D850 (476 comments in total)

Here is an excited youtuber describing how Nikon could implement a combined EVF/OVF in the pentaprism (with a stripped down camera's components). He's so excited he keeps repeating himself though, but you'll get the idea.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyZUH7cgKjI

He has other videos too (& on the D850). https://www.youtube.com/user/kathodosdotcom

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2017 at 11:40 UTC as 13th comment
On article Review: Nikon D7500, speed and capability (531 comments in total)

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Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2017 at 11:35 UTC as 18th comment
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Doug Frost: No built in flash? Good riddance. Never used one on a DSLR. And if I ever do need a flash, the last place I'd want it to be is mounted on the top of my camera.

Carlos Loff
Fill flash does not mean it has to light the whole subject, taking out definition, but can be just adding a small amount of light to the subject (could be a flower or arrangement etc) enough to subtly add a little more detail to the main subject (flowers or what ever), but using diffusers etc can make a great difference too (& that can be as simple as a sheet of paper). Bounce flash in the right locations can be useful, though today's cameras are much better than past years where indoor photos can be fine without a flash (depending on setting & desired outcome).

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2017 at 12:43 UTC
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beavertown: Yawn zZZ, still no fully articulate screen and DPAF from Nikon 2017 (100 anniversary).

I still remember the flack Olympus got with a fully articulating screen on their top DSLRs & then Canon brought a model out with it & there was a great fanfare like it was a new thing. What a laugh!
I missed the articulating screen from my Oly E30 & now I have it again with the E-M1 Mk II. Sure, it may not be as discrete as a tilting screen for street shooting but it certainly makes portrait shooting easier at various heights, which is particularly useful (with any orientation) taking macro & close up shots.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 07:29 UTC
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Fujica: [sarcastic mode ON]
Oh wow illuminated controls....
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@Fujica
I play the violin & I need muscle memory for that (& no frets for the fingers to find), but learning a camera with different placement of buttons (if also using another model) may not necessarily be the same, but then again, it can be learnt...........

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 07:15 UTC
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Richard Murdey: Can we please leave off with the hysterical speculation that the Nikon D850 dSLR - reiterate, dSLR - has somehow been fitted with an EVF.

The pop up flash has been replaced with stereo mics and, I expect, the wifi, BT, and flash trigger radios. Otherwise the D850 has the same OVF you know and love.

panchorancho "OVFs are for real cameras. EVFs are for those chart measurebators!"
Only in your dreams!

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 06:57 UTC
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demaio: Rumors about.. rumors :)

No, rumours of rumours. ;)

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 06:46 UTC
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Sarah Terra: This better have built in RF transmitter for the wireless flashes...

It is one thing to exclude the flash commander ( a nuisance ), entirely another when required to attach an extra dongle just to be able to use the flash, and EVEN WORSE to charge an arm and a leg for it!

Built in RF transmitter for wireless flashes Nikon, or GTFO

They could include a small commander flash (like Olympus & others).

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 06:41 UTC
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Doug Frost: No built in flash? Good riddance. Never used one on a DSLR. And if I ever do need a flash, the last place I'd want it to be is mounted on the top of my camera.

I like what Olympus is now doing with their (upper range) OM-D's with the small separate flash that has a tiltable & rotatable head. It stays off my camera most of the time, but useful when needed for fill, bounce or remote triggering although I've always used a larger flash in the past for bounce flash till now. I wonder if Nikon will continue to use flash light for remote triggering (like Olympus) with a small included flash?

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2017 at 06:38 UTC

This is where high sequential exposures needs to be used & not with a flash.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 02:30 UTC as 22nd comment
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