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 The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1908 comments in total)
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sknippen: Mirrorrless is a rather new evolution in the camera market (like digital was a few years ago). Canikon produce very good and reliable camera's and have the advantage of a mature system. But electronic's are finding it's way into the camera market and electronic evolution can go very fast. The problem with DSLR is that it's depends on mechanical systems where less evolution is possible (Sony tried with SLT). The problem with Canikon is that they hold on on their "mechanical" DSLR and invest little in new tech. I agree that current pro's won't ditch their system for another, but young pro's who haven't invested yet don't have that problem. I hope that Canikon will bring mirrorrless camera's that can compete with Sony (competition is good, it keep's the prices down and keep challenging the camera producer's)

I can't believe the continuing argument here! Mirrorless is MILC etc & not strictly absolute cameras without a mirror, such as compacts & bridge cameras. Let's argue about 'fall' instead. How crazy that some people think it is a season! ;) That's OK, the rest of the world knows they mean Autumn. :)

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2017 at 05:27 UTC
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Zalllon: If only he was allowed to fly his drone to take a picture/video, then he may not have driven closer to get a view 😉

Maybe we should leave the brown & pink out of it (less playing with it) & hope whoever uses a drone has the grey instead (that would be 'grey matter') to use it responsibly. ;-) :-D

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2017 at 11:46 UTC
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Zalllon: If only he was allowed to fly his drone to take a picture/video, then he may not have driven closer to get a view 😉

One should double check spelling, shouldn't they. ;) :)

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 02:12 UTC
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Zalllon: If only he was allowed to fly his drone to take a picture/video, then he may not have driven closer to get a view 😉

If he had half a brown to drive out out there then I wouldn't like to to see that half brain twit fly a drone.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 12:45 UTC
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OzRay: All of my SHG lenses (well over 10 years old) still work fine on my E-M1 and they get used daily.

All you need now is the E-M1 Mk II. 😉

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 21:25 UTC
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soundknight21: Krykee! Dingo stole ma bag!
Struth! Did ya see those colours!?
Gaya than Sydnee.
En Ozstraya carryin ya bag means goin on a date.
Wot duz puttin ya camra en ya bag mean?

Ozstraya has plenty of Italin bags - just gotta go ta Melbin.

Don't come the raw prawn with me! :D

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2017 at 12:07 UTC

Australian outback is more like rusty browns, not blue! Unless they're getting confused with the hazy blue colours we see in the Blue Mountains (NSW). ;-)

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2017 at 12:03 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS Rebel T7i / EOS 800D (70 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 (70 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 (70 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 15th 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 (1383 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
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