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 Looking Sharp: A focus stacking tutorial (222 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
On photo Angels will cry when it's raining in the Best MFT / FT Portrait of the Week challenge (43 comments in total)
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justyntime: What a waste of time...

@justyntime
Your first comment was both rude & insulting & totally unnecessary. Everything else following that post has been your poor justification for it. There is no justification for it! You can make a critique without the insults, but you chose the insult. I've said my last on this matter.
BTW, nobody cares about 'your little story'.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2016 at 23:48 UTC
On photo Angels will cry when it's raining in the Best MFT / FT Portrait of the Week challenge (43 comments in total)
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justyntime: What a waste of time...

Justyntime. That is a pretty poor excuse to treat someone else that way. So I guess if your father beat you about your head you would then do the same to your son? Unfortunately it happens, but in this case you obviously haven't learnt because there is no justification for your absolutely pathetic response. Grow up & learn some manners & stop trying to justify your rudeness. This isn't a boot camp!
For your information, this is a really lovely photo of Hell-N & your opinion is just that; yours.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2016 at 14:50 UTC
On article Looking Sharp: A focus stacking tutorial (222 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!

The Olympus E-M1 (& other models) has Focus Bracketing with all AF M4/3's lenses but (E-M1) will also Focus Stack in camera 8 frames with a few of their lenses, so I should think it is only a matter of time (& willingness on their part) for others to follow. They eventually did with Live View on their DSLR's.

Link | Posted on May 29, 2016 at 13:45 UTC
On photo Angels will cry when it's raining in the Best MFT / FT Portrait of the Week challenge (43 comments in total)
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justyntime: What a waste of time...

"What a waste of time.."

What an uncouth comment to make! :-(

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 00:44 UTC
On photo Angels will cry when it's raining in the Best MFT / FT Portrait of the Week challenge (43 comments in total)
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TN Args: The photo is admirable. The title is off-putting.

Yeah, I know, but a little humour can help too though. :)

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 06:52 UTC
On photo Angels will cry when it's raining in the Best MFT / FT Portrait of the Week challenge (43 comments in total)
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TN Args: The photo is admirable. The title is off-putting.

You would rather it called, "Enough to Make a Devil Smile"? ;) :D

A lovely photo whatever it is called!

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 03:50 UTC
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Ross the Fidller: I'll stick with my much better & useful Lowepro Flipside 400 AW (with smaller models for those that want it that way). The only downside with that design is a lack of space for a laptop, but how often would you want that when all you need are cameras, lenses, flashes etc for a number of occasions. The laptop could be in its own bag & left at the hotel (or home), if that is what the day use of the camera bag is.
http://store.lowepro.com/flipside-400-aw

I bought the Flipside 400 AW to hold as much as I thought I needed when I was using a DSLR but now that I have gone M4/3's (for some years, but now with more DSLR lenses) I haven't used it for a while but may get it out again when using two bodies with battery grips & lenses. I picked up a Dick Smith (Australia) small backpack (& it also had a rain cover too) as they were being liquidated for about $11 & it carried my two larger lenses & body without grip just nicely, so I do appreciate using the right size bag for the occasion.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 07:14 UTC

I'll stick with my much better & useful Lowepro Flipside 400 AW (with smaller models for those that want it that way). The only downside with that design is a lack of space for a laptop, but how often would you want that when all you need are cameras, lenses, flashes etc for a number of occasions. The laptop could be in its own bag & left at the hotel (or home), if that is what the day use of the camera bag is.
http://store.lowepro.com/flipside-400-aw

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 23:08 UTC as 14th comment | 5 replies
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futurewah: Other manufacturers have been doing this for ages. Unfortunately, the Manfrotto branding still screams photo-bag (like Billingham), and still makes the whole bag a target for thieves.

Yes, I have had the Lowepro Flipside 400AW for some years now & is quite secure & useful how it functions.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2016 at 23:00 UTC
On article Accessory Review: Peak Design Slide Camera Sling strap (146 comments in total)

After looking at the video I don't know how they can call this a "Slide"! OK, I guess it slides on the shoulder but they can only really call it an adjustable sling & shoulder strap, because that is all it is. Sure, it might be convenient, but a true sliding sling strap (or what we know it to mean) has the camera sliding & not on the body. Of course, the Black Rapid types of sling strap, I'm thinking of the old copy version called Quick Strap, might actually slide on the should when unintended, but maybe that's just because it's a cheap copy of the Black Rapid design.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 04:58 UTC as 16th comment
On article Accessory Review: Peak Design Slide Camera Sling strap (146 comments in total)
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G1Houston: Would be nice to see a whole body shot of the photographer carrying the camera to make it easier to see how one carries the camera with this, as compared to a more conventional next strap.

Thanks, that was going to be my comment too. From what I can see it is only a neck strap & a base mount plate added. ??? Is it another Black Rapid 'me too' version or not?

Link | Posted on May 1, 2016 at 22:42 UTC
On article Beta: try out our new 'light' color scheme (722 comments in total)

This change is welcome & it is great both options are available. Regard to the varied responses, I guess “You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time”.

Anyhow, them's the breaks but thanks for all your work (even though I haven't been positive on the odd occasion with the odd presentation).

Cheers, Ross

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 22:11 UTC as 158th comment
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PNad: whats up with all these mirrorless posts? Oh yeah such ancient tech, a dslr lololoolol

Im sure you will see plenty of pro photographers shooting the upcoming olympics with mirrorless.

Thanks Cultured Vulture.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 05:20 UTC
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jadot: It's worth putting the X-Pro 2 next to the D500 here as far as I can tell.

No doubt the D500 is the DSLR to go for for many people, but if we're looking for a great performing APSC sensor the Fuji is keeping it's end up here, so to speak.

@ Max Iso.
"Try again. Look at the Xpro2 vs D500, any ISO, anywhere in the frame. And, choose the E shutter for the Fuji. Still soft. Any other explanations you want me to shoot down?"
I'm not interested in trying again as I was just offering a point that ML might not have mirror slap but can still have some vibration issues that may need to be considered (particularly at shutter speeds below 1/320 sec).

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 05:16 UTC
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steelhead3: It probably has been explained before, but why are Nikon jpegs so much larger than Sony's? Are both being shot at same jpeg settings?

At what compression are each? That should be the reason (possibly).

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 22:57 UTC
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brownie314: So, if the d7200 scored a dxo 87, then this one might be the first crop sensor to break the dxo 90 mark? Today's crop sensors are now much better than the ff sensors of say, the d700 era. So, with the d500 now here, there really isn't a huge need for ff any more. There used to be a noticeable gap between ff and aps-c - that gap, for all practical purposes, is now closed.

@ijustloveshooting
"still lag way behind A7r2 sensor, also FF has dof advantage that you cant close with pixel quality."

Why do you & many others say it has a DoF advantage? Smaller formats have a DoF advantage whereas I think you mean & should say, "It has a shallower DoF advantage."

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 22:52 UTC
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aramgrg: Wow! This is some very good news. I would love to get rid of FF as soon as prices of this guy goes down.

@ vscd. "DOF is better on the D750."
You would have to mean it is capable of producing a shallower DoF? DoF is better on a P&S because its focus can cover a large DoF (or appear to).

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 22:42 UTC
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jadot: It's worth putting the X-Pro 2 next to the D500 here as far as I can tell.

No doubt the D500 is the DSLR to go for for many people, but if we're looking for a great performing APSC sensor the Fuji is keeping it's end up here, so to speak.

"Considering ML doesnt suffer from mirror slap or AF errors (right?), there are only so many explanations for this softness. NR is the obvious one."

There are 'shutter shock' issues that can occur with some ML cameras though, with electronic first curtain being used at the shutter speeds concerned to get around it.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 22:36 UTC
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AdSR: I'm surprised that such feature wasn't developed earlier. Much earlier. I'm looking at you, Olympus, the self-proclaimed innovator. I've been wondering for a long time why DSLRs couldn't auto-tune AF by some comparison with the actual sensor image. Sending the kit to the service for AF tuning can be troublesome and unreliable.

Well, at least they finally did it.

Give Olympus a break. They first started using AF Fine Adjust in the E30 (& I think the E620 too), then of the course the E-5 & now the E-M1 where it is useful for adapted 4/3's lenses & also used in C-AF of their native M4/3's lenses. This new tech idea may be another nice addition for the E-M1 Mk II, but getting back to Olympus innovating, the others had to catch up to them with Live View in their DSLRs.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2016 at 12:41 UTC
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