EricAotearoa

Joined on Sep 15, 2012

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Andrew Denny: I didn't understand what you were trying to do, sorry. Seemed an awful lot of effort for something not very special. It might have been better if you had run the still photos first without a hint of what they were & how they were made, then only later explained how they were done.

Exactly. A bit of humour and imagination goes a long way.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2020 at 14:00 UTC
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dpthoughts: So the doomsday is getting a bit closer for Olympus cameras. Still a bit sad for them.

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Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2020 at 22:15 UTC
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kjh7: All the negativity. If you paid attention, you would know that Olympus still owns 5% in the deal. Also, I live in Japan. Olympus cameras are hugely popular from OMD to E-PL. In fact, men and especially lots of woman here have bought the E-PL range of cameras. The OMD range sells well, too. The Asian market is huge for Olympus. The new company will keep pumping out equipment.

There are many times more people in "Asia" than Europe and the USA combined. If a product sells well in the former, why even bother with the latter, if the latter is being prudish about said product?

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2020 at 22:06 UTC

A shame there is not a simple to use modern DSLR like this. No myriad of menu's, dials galore, just the important stuff like shutter speed, aperture, "film" speed, and manual focus. Add maybe white balance and spot/centre weighted/average light metering selector. Save it as raw only, then everything else in post on the computer or tablet. No buggerising around and missing photo opportunities.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2020 at 18:45 UTC as 43rd comment | 8 replies
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Richmondthefish: A test with the superior front facing camera of the iPhone 11 instead of the XR makes far more sense. Yes it's more money but the smartphone is far more functional(everyone has them so you need a phone anyways hence spending more on it makes sense). And hell Apple is going to have the iPhone 12 coming next month.

At the end of the day if you are going to use a smartphone to vlog you are going to get the latest and greatest for not much more money.

Where I am the top phones are about $2000

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2020 at 03:53 UTC

Regarding using a milti-purpose smart phone to record videos/blogging. How fiddly is it go turn down/off the sound and vibration settings when filming, so all the different notifications, etc. don't interfere when recording, and then missing phone calls because of it. How often do you have to stop recording in order to answer phone calls during filming, if you do notice a call? You don't have to worry about any of that when using a dedicated recording device. Of course with them being so thin, narrow and round edged, in cold or damp situations using a selfie stick would be a necessity because most modern cell phones are as slippery as soap in those situations.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2020 at 00:17 UTC as 16th comment | 4 replies
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Richmondthefish: A test with the superior front facing camera of the iPhone 11 instead of the XR makes far more sense. Yes it's more money but the smartphone is far more functional(everyone has them so you need a phone anyways hence spending more on it makes sense). And hell Apple is going to have the iPhone 12 coming next month.

At the end of the day if you are going to use a smartphone to vlog you are going to get the latest and greatest for not much more money.

$2000+ for a phone! the same price as an E-M5 III with lens. Nah.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2020 at 00:01 UTC
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BobT3218: Not surprised. I've never bought anything through a brand name store. I don't know why anyone would when discounters sell it for hundreds of dollars less.

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Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2020 at 21:50 UTC
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terryh2c: Canon is their own worst enemy in Australia and them shutting up shop is long overdue. Canon appears to not have a global price policy that would make their products consistently priced, deciding that Australians should pay an extra $1000 for a R6 and more for R5 than elsewhere. They then complain that people are buying from overseas and not supporting local distributors.
On top of this, they have 'sales' that offer minuscule discounts, making their products still more expensive than other outlets.

It's not just Canon. Like Oz over here in NZ prices are higher than most other countries. If you want to by how much, look here... www.photowarehouse.co.nz for average prices here

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2020 at 07:17 UTC
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Livsimage: Not surprised they are closing their online store.

Most camera companies are price gouging here in Australia.. The R5 is retailing for AUD $6500... The R6 is AUD $4400. This is extortion.

Same over the ditch. Camera prices here are ridiculous.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2020 at 07:11 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S5 initial review (541 comments in total)

I hope Panasonic do well with this model. Unfortunately it is well out of my price bracket at NZ$3500, body only.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2020 at 01:32 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply

So many overly serious people here. It causes no one any harm, the world's not going to end because of it. Fare enough if you want comment, it's your perogative. But remember, it's a bit of fun. The world is in a mixed up state at present, so just relax and enjoy this for what it is. It's little different to what you find on YouTube channels such as Garage54. No point to it, but they do it because they can.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2020 at 07:46 UTC as 14th comment
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Why not?

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2020 at 07:35 UTC

Few, if any, have mentioned the KR10. Easy to use for a beginner, with full manual and manual metering as well as the "requirement" of having aperture priority. Can be expanded later by the adding of a handgrip/auto winder, and an assortment of other attachments, K mount lens', etc.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2020 at 05:07 UTC as 37th comment
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AdrianTWQ: None of them. Who on Earth recommends a film camera to a beginner...

All beginners for well over a century started with a film camera.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2020 at 05:00 UTC
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Max Aperture: All of these camera's are more pleasant to use than most of their digtal versions.
Everyone should start off by learning on these camera's, it has nothing tot do whit being a filmcamera, but with learning the pricipals of photography without hiddin menu's, dualfunction buttons and the absense of" feeling" and visually controlling what you're actually doing. ...and most of all with " slowing down" and really look (and wonder) instead of the fastest this or that ( better/faster specs do not result in better photographs)

Yes, yes, yes.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2020 at 04:56 UTC
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Boss of Sony: This is just mind blowing. Wondering why this isn’t on the front pages of newspapers.

I doubt we would understand any communication from any form of life outside of our planet. The majority of our species does not, can not or refuses to understand that this planet is full of other species with whom we could communicate but instead treat abhorrently. Any extra-terrestrial species witnessing what we do to other intelligent life forms on this planet would do well to not trust us, for fear we would treat them in similar vein.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2020 at 12:03 UTC
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YuryVilin: ...don't outsource important projects to amateurs. when will they learn?

Of all their launches this is the only one to fail. This is no amateur company.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2020 at 06:42 UTC
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BfSkinner: Just to be clear, digital is officially and objectively better in terms of both quality, clarity, and ease, right?

As far as "easy" is concerned, definitely not. Focusing, setting shutter and aperture, pressing the shutter release. That's film. Pressing the shutter release slightly for the camera to auto focus and auto set the exposure (or setting them manually if you want) then fully pressing the release. That's digital. Only difference being with digital, if you've altered one or more of the myriad of settings in any of the myriad of subheadings in the camera settings menus/s but you can't remember doing so or how to get back to change it if you do, thereby messing up or missing unrepeatable photo opportunities, then what is the point. A nice and easy to use camera with a simple digital photo capture sensor device to replace film would be nice. Then if you need to alter, adjust or manipulate the image/s do so on a computer afterwards.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2020 at 15:13 UTC
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Hayden N: Micro 4 thirds was always doomed to fail when smartphones started to gain popularity. You can't fit it in your pocket you still need a bag to carry all your lenses and other accessories so what's the point? Might as well just use a cellphone on the go or buy Apsc or full frame if you need more quality and for planned trips.

Unless one uses a very expensive smartphone, here in NZ you're looking at around $2000 or more, then handling and output are not equitable with a proper camera. Yes, its beside you almost all the time, but they're fiddly, slippery, and dont have decent settings at hand. I'm using a Samsung J5, and I've missed a lot of photo opportunities because of, not only the steps taken to turn the camera on, but changing white balance and other settings quickly, not to mention the lens being too wide, and its digital zoom being horrible. But, like an instamatic 126 or 110 of yesteryear, it is convenient. Like, instamatics cellphones are still not in the same realm of SLR/DSLR/MILC for ease of handling, quality of output and lens range.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2020 at 23:32 UTC
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