mais51

mais51

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a Retired Engineer
Joined on Sep 22, 2005

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On photo Blue Angels-3217 in the Look Up challenge (5 comments in total)
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mais51: That is where 10fps really helps

I am sure something will turn up early next year - too late to look at D810, I am banking on something similar to the D5 aka D700 to D3. D5 is on a class of its own. advanced amateur can not afford it, pro will not move from it , so Nikon will need something to really replace the D810.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2016 at 16:13 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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Osa25: No SD card slow and no USB 2 or 3 port? Shouldnt DPReview - of all places - at least flag this up as a no-no for photography enthusiasts?

Gigabyte, Asus, Sony, Samsung, LG and heap others design and make their own TVs, computers, mainboards, graphic cards, phones and various bits and pieces, Intel make their own CPUs - Apple makes nothing other than putting its name on OEM products.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3557310/Inside-secretive-Chinese-iPhone-factory.html

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 21:30 UTC
On photo Blue Angels-3217 in the Look Up challenge (5 comments in total)
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mais51: That is where 10fps really helps

I am using a D800 @ 4fps it is really slow compares to my D300S "blazing" at 7fps (8fps with grip) of course nothing like 10 or more fps. Only thing good about the D800 is the huge Raw file of 45MB allows decent cropping if required. Reluctant to go back to DX

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 21:20 UTC
On photo Blue Angels-3217 in the Look Up challenge (5 comments in total)

That is where 10fps really helps

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 13:17 UTC as 1st comment | 4 replies
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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Osa25: No SD card slow and no USB 2 or 3 port? Shouldnt DPReview - of all places - at least flag this up as a no-no for photography enthusiasts?

Apple doesn't make anything - they just outsource everything to various tech companies and put their name on the label. The screen possibly made by LG, CPU by Intel, mainboard by Asus or Gigabyte, Graphics by AMD, memory by Samsung or LG or Sony etc - all put together at a Chinese super factory along side Microsoft Surface and HP, Lenovo etc. The only thing Apple is the software and good marketing.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 08:36 UTC
On photo Wedge Wave-4280 in the Ocean & Beach Waves challenge (8 comments in total)
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mais51: Impressive !

Congratulations on your winning - I saw a winner back then !

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 02:44 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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thenomadsoul: I was really looking forward to upgrade my Macbook Pro. BUT no MagSafe, No SD card reader and no USB-3 ports. How am I supposed to work with this thing?

With all that accessories hanging off it you possibly need to upgrade your desk and invest on a decent bag to carry them all - brilliant.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 21:54 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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gunkan: No SD card slot, no network RJ45, can't change memory or hard disk, removed my precious ESC key (i love VIM), no MagSafe, no mate screen.

Sorry Apple, what you think that i need is not what i need.

Just a glorified iPhone without a touch screen

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 21:47 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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Mark Mack: This i s almost as disappointing as the 5DMK4 release....almost.

Simple - he is a Nikon user

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 21:27 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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PVCdroid: Insane pricing and they will still sell a boatload of them.

Yep - it takes at least two Chinese factory workers to assemble an Apple computers so it is better quality !

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 21:26 UTC
On photo Sea Gull in the Waterfowl challenge (2 comments in total)

Is sea gull a water fowl or just a water bird ?

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 17:05 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Wedge Wave-4280 in the Ocean & Beach Waves challenge (8 comments in total)

Impressive !

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2016 at 15:35 UTC as 3rd comment | 4 replies
On article Phase One XF IQ3 100MP update adds electronic shutter (22 comments in total)
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otto k: Ouch, two things. It might be ocd speaking but I just find it uncomfortable to see a camera (especially such a camera) resting on the lens hood.
Second, while I understand the price of the camera itself due to much larger sensor, etc, the price of grip just makes no sense at all. There is virtually no reason for that price other than profit.

If it is too expensive then you are in the wrong market - still remember a set of ceramic brakes on an Audi sport car was $20,000 option

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2016 at 01:40 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 (207 comments in total)
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RyoHazuki224: So, this would probably be considered the grand-daddy of the RX10 series, I'd imagine. Though yeah that offset hotshoe sure makes mounting a flash look awkward! lol
That's one of those moments where "WE HAVE TO HAVE THIS COOL TOP-MOUNTED FLIPPY LCD THINGY!" "but... where will we put a hotshoe?" "STICK IT SOMEWHERE ELSE I DONT CARE!!" lol
I kinda want to find one and play around with it, just for giggles.

My Nikon F3HP has an offset flash hot shoe.
Mounting a studio style flash off centered is the only option on any camera - that is the only way one can mount a Metz hammer head flash such as the 45 CT/60 CT flash

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2016 at 23:09 UTC
On article Ballot-selfies are now legal in New Hampshire (50 comments in total)
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User8303410032: Well no one force you to take the selfy with the thing that actualy get into the box, I never voted in America, I know that in France when you vote you have plenty of ballot available so if someone want to check what you have actualy voted they can't because you could show them another one...

Marty4650 - I doubt that the ballot paper is linked to the voter - it's just randomly selected - they must have a barcode for fraud protection - so they know the ballot paper is a legal one - for instant if it is not validated by the election officer then the voting machine will not accept it. Here in Australia the officer who hands out the ballot paper must initiated it on one corner - there is no bar code on our ballot paper - and every ballot paper is manually counted and counter signed by the scrutineers - no electronic or digital voting in Oz - we are yet to embrace the digital technology for fear of election manipulation through computer hacking

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2016 at 04:11 UTC
On article Ballot-selfies are now legal in New Hampshire (50 comments in total)
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EricAotearoa: I wonder what the law on that is here in NZ. On the eve of an election all advertising hoardings, billboards, etc. must be taken down. No advertising or any promotions of candidates or political parties are allowed on voting day. You cannot ask how a person voted as they come out of a polling booth. This is to stop any last minute influencing or pressure on voters by lobbyists, politicians or their parties. Totally different to how it's done in Australia, where you have to run a gambit of political stalls and lobbyists.
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How could you do that - in Australia we still have election billboards up the power poles nearly three months after the election - taking them down two days before the election is not possible - we now print the party logo/symbol on the ballot paper to prevent mis-directed ballots due to parties of similar names. This came about because on one election one party name Democratic Liberal was mistaken for Liberal and they polled more than 10% of the votes - after the change in last election they only scored less than 3%

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2016 at 03:57 UTC
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Karroly: So these pricey, high quality, lenses are targeted to professional cinematographers...
Now avalaible in M4/3 mount. Fine.
Then a naive and true question because I am curious to know : why would a professional cinematographer buy a "cheap" m4/3 body with a tiny sensor to attach it to these high-grade lenses ?

@rfsIII
These lenses are manually focus - no matter how precision if the cameraman misses focus then stars most certainty will be out of focused.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 16:28 UTC
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Karroly: So these pricey, high quality, lenses are targeted to professional cinematographers...
Now avalaible in M4/3 mount. Fine.
Then a naive and true question because I am curious to know : why would a professional cinematographer buy a "cheap" m4/3 body with a tiny sensor to attach it to these high-grade lenses ?

Nah - the camera body is shipped with the lens as a free accessory. Just pick your style and may be color.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 16:24 UTC
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mais51: This news makes Leica and Zeiss lenses look cheap in comparison - so the German is not that bad after all - With lenses like these do we really need to buy a camera body at all - may come as a bonus with the package.

Sure - then what is the point of them producing run of the mill ordinary $2 Nikon and Canon mounts - unless they want to sell their hard to shift cine lenses. How many movies studios on this planet compare to how many millions Canikon shooters.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2016 at 16:14 UTC
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yslee1: I thought Metz were in financial trouble. Did they manage to pull out of administration?

I bought a Metz 45 CT-1 flash in 1978 - now that is 38 years ago and it still works beautifully with my current NIkon DSLR - no wonder why the company nearly went out of business. The original battery charger and Nicad battery pack no longer work - nowadays I only use disposable AA batteries to power it. It is a very powerful flash in its day - At 400 ISO and F4 it can TTL more than to 20 metres (65 ft)

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 15:37 UTC
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