tcab

Lives in Australia Melbourne, Australia
Works as a programmer
Joined on Oct 28, 2007

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On article Sigma to create 'Classic' range of cine Art primes (70 comments in total)
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tcab: I wonder what mounts will be targeted - m4/3 cine lenses to suit the Blackmagic pocket cinema 4K, or the more common gh5 & em1ii 4K video cameras would be nice.

@zebibito yes I know, they all use m4/3 mount - I own the blackmagic and em1ii. Perhaps my wording was not clear!... Still don’t know if these new classic primes will be available in m4/3, because that might be a good market and I would be interested.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2019 at 12:35 UTC
On article Sigma to create 'Classic' range of cine Art primes (70 comments in total)

I wonder what mounts will be targeted - m4/3 cine lenses to suit the Blackmagic pocket cinema 4K, or the more common gh5 & em1ii 4K video cameras would be nice.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2019 at 13:15 UTC as 24th comment | 5 replies

I’d like to sweep slowly across a landscape doing 4K video with my Blackmagic pocket 4K with Olympus 300mm f4 lens mounted. Doing such a sweep manually is not smooth enough, no matter what liquid head I use. Is this motorised solution the answer? Am a bit concerned about the lack of rigidity comments, which would no doubt be exacerbated by my 600mm FF equivalent setup, which is very sensitive to any movement. Gosh, I wonder if the stepper motor in this gadget would be smooth enough for my setup.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2019 at 09:34 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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John356: Surely your strap line is wrong “Cinema5D is black with part two of its documentary..” I.e back not black? Sloppy journalism.

"Cinema5D is black" still not corrected, 1 day later after this typo has been pointed out.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2019 at 00:20 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Best and worst of 2018 (470 comments in total)
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pro photo 2011: Chris and Jordan,

I really don't like that you used a whiteboard to write out the candidates of best and worst of the year, it was not very clear to read. Handwriting is time-consuming and the markers are not fully inked, resulting in faint texts.

Second, it is really not necessary that the rest of the DPR staff are at this event. It is the discussion of the candidates that are important.

I wish that you copy more of the format that you guys did back at TCSTV. Thanks.

Dodgy white board markers that barely write always irritate me, whether found in the workplace or in this video. Maybe it’s just me, but I think their use is kind of insulting to your work colleagues or to your audience - writing things they can’t read or which requires mental strain by your audience to decode. Whenever I detect a dodgy marker I always throw it in the bin. Saving the world, one marker at a time. :-) Would be even better if they could be recycled.

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2018 at 20:08 UTC
On article Apple iPhone 6s Plus camera review (158 comments in total)
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Jostian: I have the 6s and yes pixel level detail is disappointing (even compared to my Note 4), really hope Apple can sort this out asap! Skin tones especially have a very 'waxy' look about them, don't know what Apple got wrong, but its a far cry from what I was expecting.

I agree. The fact that pixel level image quality has gotten worse means I won't be upgrading from my lovely 6. Let's hope Apple resumes the trend of improving image quality with each generation with the 7.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 20:58 UTC

Hope the new 24-70 VR fixes the problems with the current model re lack of sharpness and distortion in the corners at 24 all the way to about 35. This is not a perfect lens.

It's more than the corners, too, the un-sharpness and distortion is a thick doughnut around a sharp centre. Maybe people taking portraits with this lens don't notice or care. I then compared extensively against the highly regarded m43 Olympus 12-40 2.8 (equivalent to 24-80) and that lens suffered no such flaws. It was an eye opener for me.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2015 at 22:17 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony plans March firmware update for Alpha 7 and 7R (120 comments in total)

What about a fix for the issue of having to change quality modes from RAW to jpeg when activating the HDR function? Happens with a few other functions too - they are simply not valid in RAW mode.

Though, thinking about it... perhaps temporarily disengaging raw mode, whilst convenient, is not the answer. How would Sony know when to switch RAW mode back on?

Maybe Sony could reorganise the menus and update the manual and then I could start using the custom dial to easily switch in and out of raw mode or something.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2014 at 22:36 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
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cgarrard: They would look so much nicer without a grip at all, like the M series cameras. The grips never looked at home to me on any of the X series. To me they look like something that can be removed, not part of the body at all. Eye sore.

If you're going to do a grip on a rangefinder styled camera, look to the LC1 (Panasonic) for the right way to do one. Comfortable and looks nice too.

I also have never liked the look nor the feel of the x series grips. The ends of my fingers being pressed on by a sharpish edge of a bolted on grip. No thanks. Even though I have other Fuji cameras (x100, x20) this was the main reason I never bought into the pro x series.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 22:32 UTC
On article Adobe's Fujifilm X-Trans sensor processing tested (138 comments in total)

What about Fuji x100 raw support - doesn't that need improvement too?

Most people can't get x100 raw to look as good as in camera jpeg, which shouldn't really be the case. I've tried it myself and simply gone back to jpeg - it's just too hard fiddling with the raw files.

Has Adobe forgotten the x100 and the x100s?

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2013 at 09:50 UTC as 48th comment | 3 replies

The 70-200 F4 FX could be a contender against the Nikon F4 version if it is significantly cheaper. I await the pricing with baited breath, otherwise it's back to perusing endless Nikon 70-300 vr reviews and wondering if that will suffice...

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2013 at 13:00 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
On article Just Posted: Fujifilm X-E1 hands-on preview (277 comments in total)
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cgarrard: Is it just me or is the grip sorely needing to be removed from both the xpro and the xe1? It looks superfluous and glued on to me, and unnecessary. It ruins the look of both cameras a little bit. I prefer the clean classic lines without the grip personally. I just want to pry it off with a screwdriver or something every time I see it and wipe off any excess sticky tab ... or something.

Both the xpro-1 and this upcoming Fuji have the same new handgrip design which creates a narrow, uncomfortable place for a finger between the lens and the edge of the grip. My finger gets wedged in there, making holding these cameras a pain. It astounds me that such a design annoyance is being perpetuated in the new model.

My x100 has no such grip (has a smooth bump instead) and is a joy to touch and hold.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2012 at 12:26 UTC
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tcab: Isn't there a fatal flaw in the inability to use Lightroom 4 on our old Lightroom 3 databases? Ideally I'd like to migrate my LR3 database to LR4 but this is not allowed. So these are the problems:

1. Having to boot up LR3 for some photos and LR4 on other photos will end up being a royal pain. Switching between programs all the time?

2. And what if I move photos and folders (which are referenced by LR3) around in LR4 and go back to LR3 - LR3 will go out of its mind not knowing what happened, and I will have to spend time repairing the LR3 catalog regarding photo locations.

This is potentially a real mess. The only way around it is to strictly use LR4 for new photos in new directory locations, and NEVER mess with your LR3 photos or your LR3 directory and photo locations using LR4. And vice versa.

I thought I read somewhere that the slider concepts are incompatible between version 3 and 4 so that even if you will be able to upgrade your catalog to version 4, you can't re-edit your old photos - or your old photos go haywire/undefined because e.g. there is no more fill light slider in 4 for example.

So what do you do - switch back to Lightroom 3 - oops I just upgraded my catalog and Lightroom 3 can't read it.

Hope I'm wrong.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2012 at 13:41 UTC

Isn't there a fatal flaw in the inability to use Lightroom 4 on our old Lightroom 3 databases? Ideally I'd like to migrate my LR3 database to LR4 but this is not allowed. So these are the problems:

1. Having to boot up LR3 for some photos and LR4 on other photos will end up being a royal pain. Switching between programs all the time?

2. And what if I move photos and folders (which are referenced by LR3) around in LR4 and go back to LR3 - LR3 will go out of its mind not knowing what happened, and I will have to spend time repairing the LR3 catalog regarding photo locations.

This is potentially a real mess. The only way around it is to strictly use LR4 for new photos in new directory locations, and NEVER mess with your LR3 photos or your LR3 directory and photo locations using LR4. And vice versa.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2012 at 03:03 UTC as 9th comment | 6 replies
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