Martyn McMad

Martyn McMad

Lives in United Kingdom England, United Kingdom
Joined on Jul 9, 2008
About me:

I love photography, especially wildlife photography. Please visit my birds on flickr by clicking on the link above.....from there links to my other flickr streams can be found in my profile. Thanks, Martyn.

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On article DJI goes portable with the Mavic Pro (162 comments in total)

If I owned one of these I would have to remove the C and replace with an S ! Mavis the Drone !

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2016 at 10:33 UTC as 7th comment
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dash2k8: I love GoPro but think they came to the drone party way too late. Aside from the foldable wings, this drone will need to do something else to make me even consider adding it to my current fleet of DJI drones of various sizes. Maybe a stronger torque for flying in stronger winds? Judging from the pictures, I doubt that.

The detachable arm thing would be cool for a first-time drone owner, but many of us already have stabilizing rigs for GoPros. So again, late to the party. We'll have to see if the market has any space left for it.

Flexibility is the key for me. Having stabilized video in the air is great but then switching to the grip for continued stabilized video during the considerable times I won't be flying the drone is what stands out to me and attracts me to the KARMA......as well as all the other points I put in my earlier post.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2016 at 10:28 UTC
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Franz Weber: Wow, this is very nice looking. And she even got a drone.

Ha ha ha !

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2016 at 10:16 UTC

A great deal of talk about the DJI Mavic versus the Karma on the net. The usual question of which one is better etc. They are both amazing in my opinion but as a GoPro Hero 4 owner who has a need for stabilisation on the ground it seems to make sense for me to stick to the IQ of the Hero 4 and enhance my existing GoPro kit with the stabilized grip. So, if I've got the Hero 4, the grip, spare batts, the apps, the telescopic handle-thingamabob, the wrist mount, head mount, battery chargers - I may as well just get the darn drone! Simples ! Yes, "follow me" would have been nice.

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2016 at 08:26 UTC as 2nd comment
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King of Song: This thread really cracks me up... It's like the Spanish inquisition, and Canon is the witch. Do you guys all forget that in the not so distant past, we had negative and positive film (color print film and color slide film) the negative film had a much greater exposure latitude (DR) than positive film... Yet... virtually every pro and all of us (sans wedding photographers) overwhelmingly used the much less DR slide film (Velvia Kadachrome etc) Haha and we all got epic shots (National Goeographic) Now we have a sensor capable of greatly out resolving Velvia, with nearly triple the DR, and it's considered DOA?

I would just like to say, that I spend much more time in Lightroom camouflaging unwanted background shadow detail, than I do trying to reveal it. Most great photographs have a main subject, and try to minimalize background artifacts. Seldom do we want to reveal the texture in the mud, underneath the shadowed rock, and also show the spots on the lunar sun.

Our chief weapon is surprise...surprise and fear...fear and surprise.... Our two weapons are fear and surprise...and ruthless efficiency.... Our *three* weapons are fear, surprise, and ruthless efficiency...and an almost fanatical devotion to the pope......THANKS, THE SILVER NEMESIS I haven't laughed so loud in a while !

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2015 at 13:18 UTC
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SUNY Purchase Aperture: You guys are missing the point. This is the first full frame DSLR to give resolution once only possible on a 25,000 dollar medium format camera. Not even a D800 or D810 is this high. So what it has lower iso? So what it has fewer video specs? That isnt what its made for. Its for photographers who need pure quality and resolution. Its not for videomaking, not for selfies, not for sports. Its PURE photography.

Yes, I agree with that totally - luckily DR is very good on the D810 - hopefully it will be great on the new Canon cameras too (?)

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 21:49 UTC
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SUNY Purchase Aperture: You guys are missing the point. This is the first full frame DSLR to give resolution once only possible on a 25,000 dollar medium format camera. Not even a D800 or D810 is this high. So what it has lower iso? So what it has fewer video specs? That isnt what its made for. Its for photographers who need pure quality and resolution. Its not for videomaking, not for selfies, not for sports. Its PURE photography.

I have the Nikon D810 and having lots of MPs is very handy on many occasions. 50MP will be great for those who want it. If you don't want it then don't buy it - simples.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 08:28 UTC
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amachaBrett: You have to just love the haters.
The anti megapixel police.
The its got no features police.
The why have features if it's a specialist camera police.
The anti video police.
The it ain't got Sony quality video police.
The DR is too limited police.
The files are too large police.
The why crop to lower file size police.
We are so lucky to have these self appointed police to save us from the evil Canon.

Spot on !

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 08:23 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: Nikon could be sitting on top of the industry right now if they had just embraced mirrorless ILCs. And no the 1-series was not them embracing mirrorless. That was Nikon making fun of mirrorless at their own expense.

Nikon’s only hope is to swallow their pride and make a full frame mirrorless camera. Use the fabulous Sony sensor and give it all of the excellent photography controls of their DF camera. The main thing is that they have to come up with a unique and excellent Electronic Viewfinder. They need something to set their camera apart from all of the others.

Right now there really aren’t that many small cameras with a tremendous view finder. Some People still want that and they are willing to pay for it. Nikon you need to wake up and take their money.

Absolutely agree, DaveE1. Can't imagine me ever switching. Lugging my camera and lenses about is part of the pleasure !

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2014 at 18:23 UTC

Just had mine delivered today, not even out the box yet !

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2014 at 18:19 UTC as 73rd comment | 1 reply

Fantastic !

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 20:41 UTC as 16th comment
On article 1939: England in Color (part 2) (177 comments in total)

I've really enjoyed seeing these fabulous photographs. Thank you.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 17:32 UTC as 40th comment
On photo time to rest in the My Most Memorable Wedding Moment challenge (1 comment in total)

Beautiful

Link | Posted on May 27, 2012 at 14:38 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Loch Lubnaig, Scotland in the Fog/mist challenge (2 comments in total)

Wow ! That's a stunner !

Link | Posted on May 20, 2012 at 10:30 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Alone in the fog in the Fog/mist challenge (1 comment in total)

Superb capture.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2012 at 10:29 UTC as 1st comment
On photo North of Arundel in the Fog/mist challenge (6 comments in total)

A beautiful capture and deserved winner !

Link | Posted on May 20, 2012 at 10:29 UTC as 4th comment
On photo Yeawow in the Ode To Spot : Please read ALL the rules before entering challenge (1 comment in total)

Fabulous and funny too !

Link | Posted on May 20, 2012 at 10:27 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Tear in the White swan challenge (1 comment in total)

Beautiful, restful and great composition !

Link | Posted on May 20, 2012 at 10:25 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Yummy in the Color photo - Must have a white background - no landscapes challenge (6 comments in total)

Fabulous !

Link | Posted on May 19, 2012 at 10:29 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Squirrel with nut in the Squirrels challenge (2 comments in total)

Gorgeous !

Link | Posted on May 17, 2012 at 06:19 UTC as 2nd comment
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