beckmarc

Lives in Australia Australia
Joined on Sep 21, 2010

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On article Camera Roundups updated for the holidays (35 comments in total)
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Bob Hookstratten: These roundups are wonderful. Will you be doing one for cellphone cameras? I ask selfishly, as I'm in the market for one!

In answer to chary zp. Yes

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2016 at 23:41 UTC
On article Camera Roundups updated for the holidays (35 comments in total)
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maxnimo: My friends granddaughter asked "what's the bestest camera in the whole world?"

Jennyhappy2 I very much agree with you. I was just, somewhat in jest, asking what the original poster would say to a young child.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2016 at 00:27 UTC
On article Camera Roundups updated for the holidays (35 comments in total)

I bought the Nikon d750 as my first full frame digital camera having never owned a digital Nikon before. It is just such great value for money. At the time as good if not better then the canon 5d iii for 1/3 less money. I also like the 1.8 primes. Very good quality also at an affordable price. The dynamic range issue is talked about a lot but it is true it has been more helpful in post then I thought it would be.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2016 at 00:16 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
On article Camera Roundups updated for the holidays (35 comments in total)
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arqomx: how about doing roundups based on the application, i.e :
- Travel Photography
- Wedding
- Sports
- Nature and Wildlife

That is a pretty good idea.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2016 at 00:11 UTC
On article Camera Roundups updated for the holidays (35 comments in total)
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sai1: You're putting out so much content lately , it's insane!

I agree and I too am enjoying itπŸ™ƒ

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2016 at 00:10 UTC
On article Camera Roundups updated for the holidays (35 comments in total)
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maxnimo: My friends granddaughter asked "what's the bestest camera in the whole world?"

And your answer is??πŸ™‚

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2016 at 00:09 UTC
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Correction man: $675

don't think i'll bother

It has already sold out.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 03:26 UTC

Sold out already. They may be making another batch of the noir edition.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 03:25 UTC as 11th comment
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Nikonandmore: It's quite a remarkable psychological fetish that most discussions about large format photography are invariably dominated by people that have NEVER shot a single photo with anything else than a consumer camera. But I am yet to see ONCE a single pro/larger format photographer jumping into negative discussions on mainstream gear they don't know anything about. Worse, pros openly accept input, new ideas & strive in being educated about all matters of photography while others stuck in defending their lesser gear against stuff they've never seen, used or tried.

So even though the Fuji isnt cheap, not perfect & can't fit everyone's budget, it's a camera to admire & learn many things from.

Ignorance is painful & even more is the lack of its awareness. And Im the first to personally insist on learning & listening more than I talk. Ultimately all photography is about who takes the photo, NOT about gear. But using better gear (because you understand & respect it) means you also deserve it!

Well said

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 13:48 UTC
On article Fujifilm to introduce monochrome instax mini film (63 comments in total)
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naturetech: Long Live Film!

Because they are awesome

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 21:36 UTC
On article Fujifilm to introduce monochrome instax mini film (63 comments in total)

Great news!

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 20:13 UTC as 10th comment
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Autriche78: This delay highlights one issue, which is the insane degree of inter-dependence that ensues from single-source manufacturing. When ONE facility going offline for whatever reasons can cause these kinds of disruptions across a large sector of ANY industry ( Fuji is raising their prices as a result the same event, supposedly ) , that should be a warning to us that globalization isn't all it's cracked up to be. I hope for all our sakes that pharmaceutical companies that produce life-saving medications don't have similar reliance on single production facilities. And if they do, that they have more brains than to situate them someplace where earthquakes and natural disasters are a frequent occurrence.

This reminds me a bit of a different problem, beach erosion, and of the folks who keep building houses as close as possible to the oceanfront and then complain because they can't get homeowner's insurance.

Australia is relatively geologically stable. In my state of South Australia we are looking at housing a nuclear waste depository (the state government is broke) due to our stability (geological and political). We should talk with Sony about building a chip fabrication plant. The capital is on a fault line but the rest of SA is stable

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2016 at 09:09 UTC
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Nikonandmore: For months I have been saying soon we will soon find out who really makes the Hasselblad X1D or at least, it's internals.. now Fuji just announced their 50MP Medium Format Camera announcement date for September 19th, just like the good old Hasdelblad/Fuji days. Hasselblad never managed to even get their camera out on the market before the others start rolling out their lower-priced versions. It's hysterical. Of course that's because their real manufacturing OEM never had the camera ready for production in the first place. No doubt, when the Fuji is available for retail, so will the Hasselblad, that by then lost all their edge in selling its overpriced version before there was no one else in the market with the same camera, for less. Now for the love of God, let's only hope the naming of the new Fuji is a little more creative than another "X T D Z P X Pro.. something" as usual:)

I am not sure anyone helped Hasselblad make the x1d. They specifically denied Fuji being involved The 50MP chip is a Sony chip which other companies have used so perhaps Sony has provided R&D support too. Not sure if an OEM is involved at all. The rumour is Fuji will also use the same/very similar chip and whilst they will apparently announce the camera on the 19th of September they will likely not ship until 2017. i hope it is a success for Hasselblad.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2016 at 09:02 UTC

I know delays are seen in a very negative light but I am patient and I would prefer for them (and Nikon etc) to iron out the bugs and release a camera when it is ready.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2016 at 08:49 UTC as 3rd comment
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nicoboston: I got one of these toys for my daughter and it's just a waste of money.
IQ is pathetic, the camera drains batteries instantly, it is terribly slow (the shutter lag is so long that kids are very likely to take mostly pictures of their feet).
In addition, waterproofing is questionable (I saw condensation under the front glass after one day at the beach).
If you want to discourage you children to love photography, that's the tool you need.

Good to know Thanks

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 11:56 UTC

My daughter would love this

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2016 at 21:57 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply
On article Apple planning to open imaging research lab in France (43 comments in total)
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steelhead3: American corporate meets French way of doing business...Good Luck Apple.

Most western countries give workers better rights and conditions then the US. Like any system the companies work out how to operate within the law. People are still able to be sacked but you have to follow due process.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 20:52 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)
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Will B Milner: Cool camera! Would never be able to afford it...

In the digital age today's $10000+ camera and lens will be a fraction of this in 3 to 5 years second hand. It will still be the same camera (if cared for properly).

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 07:35 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)
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beckmarc: Great travel camera but it will be a target for thieves

A bit of black tape over the Hasselblad label might help. It is over $10,000 worth of gear in a small portable size.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 07:31 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)
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EthanP99: I was hoping to use old mf lenses on this.

Good point. I wonder if it also has an electronic sensor based "shutter". Otherwise you would be limited to those lenses with inbuilt shutters

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 12:56 UTC
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