Michael H

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Joined on Jan 5, 2003

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On article Hands-on with new Canon L-series primes (295 comments in total)
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alextardif: "Canon has long experience of designing tilt-shift primes and everything from build quality to the feel of the zoom rings oozes quality."... you meant to say "focus ring", right?

btw... as a Sony user, these are the only lenses I'm envious of in the Canon system, they look lovely despite such a hefty price tag!

I use my Canon 24mm TSE and 45mm TSe all the time on my Canon Sony A7R. A TSE lens is manual, so you lose nothing using it on a the Sony.

Better photos with that combo than using a Canon body.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 08:09 UTC
On article Hands-on with new Canon L-series primes (295 comments in total)
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Cian3307: I've never used tilt&shift lenses, and probably never will, so here's a question coming from some one completely ignorant on the subject; does focus stacking make these lenses largely redundant for product photography?

No, as focus stacking requires multiple images. A TS lens gets all the DOF in one image, if set it up correctly. Focus stacking works best with little or no movement between images, not so with a TS lens.

More work to get DOF with a stack than a TS lens. You can see the result with the TS lens in camera or when tethered.

Focus stacking does not give you stitched images, like you get when shifting a TS lens.

Less of an issue for product work, but a TS lens, when used properly, deals with the Keystone Effect.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2017 at 07:59 UTC
On article What you need to know about Sony's a7R III (622 comments in total)
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Anadrol: Does the multi shot pixel shift system NEED to use a tripod ?

Probably yes, you need a tripod for the Pentax version.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 10:06 UTC
On article RIP Lightroom 6: Death by subscription model (1633 comments in total)

Goodbye Lightroom. I saw this coming with the introduction of the subscription model.

Despite Adobe telling us that the Standalone, pay once software would continue, they did not even put out another version!

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 22:51 UTC as 528th comment | 1 reply

Lets see, DxO had the test results and put them in the database, but held off until a full review. Which never arrived, so the 645Z was scrapped from the database. I do not recall a need for a full review for other cameras before going into the database.

They know the 645Z scored 101 but claim the D850 is the first to get a score of 100. DxO have a real credibility problem and the excuse now being peddled, well sounds like an excuse!

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2017 at 19:33 UTC as 116th comment | 3 replies

Maybe the first 35mm DSLR, but not the first camera. The Pentax 645Z scored 101. But DxO played games about publishing the results. Here is a screen capture of the score: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3942644

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2017 at 20:33 UTC as 133rd comment | 2 replies
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beavertown: Canon did it again, no wonder this company will always be more successful than Nikon.

It does not take much to get you excited. A nice 85mm, 3 specialist lens and an over priced macro flash.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2017 at 06:05 UTC
On article Ten expert tips for successful macro photography (130 comments in total)
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princecody: Just find it ironic you guys have TS using a $10k macro setup to take photos when he has always said in all his macro videos on YouTube equipment is secondary ☺️ The hypocrisy here is #EpicBro ☺️

What a cynical attitude. He was offered the use of the Fuji MF camera for the day by DPReview. Why on Earth would he say no? I bet he is now back to using his normal setup.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 22:33 UTC
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mandophoto: Does "Continuous shooting with full time live view isn't a gimmick: you can follow the action without any interruption" mean without the viewfinder going dark, meaning "black-out" at any time?

. double post

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 21:02 UTC
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mandophoto: Does "Continuous shooting with full time live view isn't a gimmick: you can follow the action without any interruption" mean without the viewfinder going dark, meaning "black-out" at any time?

No black-out, unlike DSLR.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 21:02 UTC
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MLPhoto88: This is what happens when the country's leaders are trying to tear down monuments...people stop caring

What drivel, is there anything Donald Trump does not get blamed for? Blame the van driver, instead of making excuses.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 22:06 UTC

Links now working look for PENTAX Tethered Capture Plug-in

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2015 at 06:46 UTC as 9th comment

A great addition to for the 654Z, but the links are not working to the Ricoh site.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2015 at 22:34 UTC as 10th comment
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JustDavid: Samples here:

http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/japan/products/lens/645/wide/hdpentax-dfa645-35/img/ex-pic01.jpg
http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/japan/products/lens/645/wide/hdpentax-dfa645-35/img/ex-pic02.jpg
http://www.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/japan/products/lens/645/wide/hdpentax-dfa645-35/img/ex-pic03.jpg

Cameracist, you might think they are crappy pictures, but having tried to photograph in this difficult environment recently they did a great job.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2015 at 21:38 UTC
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Michael H: A modest upgrade from the existing lens. Differences include:
-10g heavier;
-one more diaphragm blade;
-a few changes to the external design of the lens (looks more like the 50mm); and
-different coatings on the glass.

Overall not much difference. Perhaps tests will reveal better optics.

The unanswered question is the new optics. Field curvature seems to be an issue for some. For me the existing 35mm does the job.

PS I meant to say the 55mm lens above.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2015 at 06:56 UTC

A modest upgrade from the existing lens. Differences include:
-10g heavier;
-one more diaphragm blade;
-a few changes to the external design of the lens (looks more like the 50mm); and
-different coatings on the glass.

Overall not much difference. Perhaps tests will reveal better optics.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2015 at 02:32 UTC as 9th comment | 5 replies
On article CP+ 2015: Canon shows off prototype 120MP CMOS sensor (252 comments in total)
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karlwunsch: Let the floodgates of open...

It looks very much like prototype they announced in 2010. Some megapixels, same format APS-H, same frames per second.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 09:30 UTC
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jimofcan: So how is a Photograph a "commercial exploitation". Sounds like something the morons in the Tea Party would think up

jimofcan

You just make baseless assertions as fact. You are entitled to your opinion, just do not present it as fact.

It is a fact the US President is a Democrat. Talk to him about the Forestry Service, the Tea Party is not the Government.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2014 at 00:00 UTC
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jimofcan: So how is a Photograph a "commercial exploitation". Sounds like something the morons in the Tea Party would think up

Last time I checked the US President was a Democrat.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 23:42 UTC
On article Battle of the titans: Top ball heads tested (299 comments in total)
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MrSkelter: RRS stuff is over-rated and your money helps fund anti-human rights legislation which targets the families and rights of gay people sponsored by the owner. For those who care it's worth giving them a miss for that reason alone. I know I don't want my money going to fund hate.

I do not accept this nonsense that supporting genuine marriage means you fund "anti-human rights legislation". The Universal Declaration on Human Rights defines marriage as a relationship between one man and one woman, as do most people.

I do not support counterfeit marriage, nor counterfeit products.

Spend your money as you please. I am happy to buy RRS.

Have enough tolerance to allow a different view.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 06:58 UTC
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