MarioV

Lives in Australia Perth, Australia
Joined on May 5, 2002

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On article Tutorial: How to photograph wine on clear plexiglass (45 comments in total)

Very nice. The final shot makes the wine looks like a delicious drop.
Regarding the banding, you can try smoothing it using the spatter brush filter.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2017 at 15:45 UTC as 20th comment
On article Photo of the week: The Shining (79 comments in total)
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D7000ShooterUK: Striking image, however something does not look quite right to me. If you look at the right hand edge of the pool against the rock, it does not look right and leads me to suspect that the water has been Photoshopped in. Am I alone in thinking this, I wonder?

D7000Shooter, you have just uncovered a gigantic conspiracy. Every photo on the internet of this area in Torres Del Paine has water Photoshopped in,

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 12:52 UTC
On article Photo of the week: The Shining (79 comments in total)
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SmilerGrogan: Got up at 4:30 a.m.??? Another story that proves the single most important piece of equipment that all photographers MUST have if they want to capture great images…is a reliable alarm clock.

I think its more to do with dedication. Any cell phone has a reliable alarm, but is there any desire to get up at 4.30am when the alarm goes off.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 10:58 UTC
On article Photo of the week: The Shining (79 comments in total)
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RedFox88: Too dark, sorry

At first, I thought the same thing. Was thinking the foreground should have been brightened slightly and the clouds darkened slightly. This should still emphasis the light on the rocks.
However, its early morning and meant to be dark, When you view in the context its meant to be (dark, but still visible and with the golden morning light shining on rock), it works well.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2017 at 02:33 UTC
On article 'Above Bellingham' soars from bay to Mount Baker (16 comments in total)

Nice video. I think it needed to be condensed a bit, maybe shave a couple minutes off to show the main highlights without dragging on or repetition.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2017 at 11:36 UTC as 14th comment
On article Photo of the week: Green Mamba (81 comments in total)
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MarioV: Nice photo. Needs to be straightened a bit.

Oh I see. So the dark blue is the horizontal water line which then merges to the dark grey cloud above it. Difficult to see with the small-sized photo.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2017 at 10:30 UTC
On photo Archway of the Heavens in the night landscaoe challenge (52 comments in total)

Fantastic image. Thank you for braving the cold to bring this great image to us.
A little more of the foreground land I think would balance it a bit more.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2017 at 03:45 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On article Photo of the week: Green Mamba (81 comments in total)

Nice photo. Needs to be straightened a bit.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2017 at 03:36 UTC as 12th comment | 4 replies
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lambert4: Seems a perfect solution to a one lens situation. I have had many an occasion where I was torn as to what I wanted to shoot on a hike, Landscape or wildlife? I carry 30lbs of gear and often never swap lens since I am focussed on enjoying the time with family, even at the expense of losing a chance at a good image. This lens would be that magic bullet solution for thise situations. It won't be a studio workhorse for portraits, or a speeddemon on sports fields, but it will do in apinch and give a lot of photographers the range they want in a single lwns. I applaud Tamron and hope this is a winning lens.

Well said, lambert.. oops, I mean.. How dare you speak logic! Photography is not meant to be fun. If you're not carrying at least 30lbs, then you're not a real photographer. If your lens doesnt resolve at least 10,000 lines of resolution, then your lens is utter trash and you're not serious at all.
:)

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 16:17 UTC
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Ken53: I downloaded a couple of Tamron's full size sample images to examine here: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/59740992

Thanks Ken. Samples and further info from Tamron:
http://www.tamron-usa.com/product/lenses/b028.html

Would have been nice if the exif was intact, but the samples look fine to me. Would like to see some landscape shots at full wide to see if the corners are reasonable.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 16:09 UTC
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dash2k8: Probably not entirely on subject, but here's a thought regarding zooms:

Too often newbies will allow the zoom of a lens to become his/her crutch: they don't remember that you should move to get the shot and just let the zoom save them from walking a few steps forward or backward. The problem with this over-dependence of zooms is that you have to take into account the scale of objects at different zoom lengths. Wide produces a stronger sense of 3D, while telephoto helps project density. A shot at 18mm looks far different than 100mm, let alone 200mm or the 400mm offered here. Instead of using the various zoom ranges for effect, it often becomes a trap of laziness for newbies. It's something to keep in mind for the inexperienced.

Where possible, yes. If it were as simple as you say, zooms would not exist. These are designed for when you are unable to get closer, eg. a lake in front of you with an island of wildlife in the middle, wild animals in the distance, a bird up a tall tree. Walking closer is not an option.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 11:29 UTC
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MarioV: These lenses are great for day time travel. Image quality is actually very good when stopped to f/8. Hopefully the optical qualities have improved further since my very capable Sigma 18-250 macro.

Come to think of it, I would be very curious about a 16-500 lens at constant f/8 or maybe f/6.3
Just as we have dedicated macro and portrait lenses, or faster indoor/low light/night time lenses, what about a dedicated day time travel lens for landscapes and birding..

Thanks camcom12.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 08:46 UTC
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MarioV: These lenses are great for day time travel. Image quality is actually very good when stopped to f/8. Hopefully the optical qualities have improved further since my very capable Sigma 18-250 macro.

Come to think of it, I would be very curious about a 16-500 lens at constant f/8 or maybe f/6.3
Just as we have dedicated macro and portrait lenses, or faster indoor/low light/night time lenses, what about a dedicated day time travel lens for landscapes and birding..

Robert, I agree. But a pro is going to use pro gear. My point is, there is sufficient quality in these lenses when stopped down that if a pro uses it to take landscape or wildlife photos and edits them in post, and removed the exif, I bet we would all be wowed by the photos. Its not the equipment.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 14:46 UTC
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MarioV: These lenses are great for day time travel. Image quality is actually very good when stopped to f/8. Hopefully the optical qualities have improved further since my very capable Sigma 18-250 macro.

Come to think of it, I would be very curious about a 16-500 lens at constant f/8 or maybe f/6.3
Just as we have dedicated macro and portrait lenses, or faster indoor/low light/night time lenses, what about a dedicated day time travel lens for landscapes and birding..

Then you misunderstand who the target market is. There is sufficient quality here for good photos. A professional could do much better with this lens.

If you're looking for ultrasharp, or dof control or quality in low light, then use the right tool for the job and look elsewhere.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 14:35 UTC
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MarioV: These lenses are great for day time travel. Image quality is actually very good when stopped to f/8. Hopefully the optical qualities have improved further since my very capable Sigma 18-250 macro.

Come to think of it, I would be very curious about a 16-500 lens at constant f/8 or maybe f/6.3
Just as we have dedicated macro and portrait lenses, or faster indoor/low light/night time lenses, what about a dedicated day time travel lens for landscapes and birding..

Tell me honestly whether the image quality on these are terrible
https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/8024660727/albums/sigma-18-250-macro-lens

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 14:28 UTC

These lenses are great for day time travel. Image quality is actually very good when stopped to f/8. Hopefully the optical qualities have improved further since my very capable Sigma 18-250 macro.

Come to think of it, I would be very curious about a 16-500 lens at constant f/8 or maybe f/6.3
Just as we have dedicated macro and portrait lenses, or faster indoor/low light/night time lenses, what about a dedicated day time travel lens for landscapes and birding..

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 14:06 UTC as 69th comment | 11 replies
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Christop82: Polar ice thinning and breaking away is a fake story. The thickness of the summer ice has been unprecedented. Reports of it being over five meters thick. Polar bears follow food, not ice.

Or life could be a simulation. Off topic, but great viewing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgSZA3NPpBs

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 12:48 UTC

"Polar bear attacked their camp", but quickly made a nice rug. Whales no doubt attacked too.. and I'm sure dolphins probably attacked too.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2017 at 09:38 UTC as 12th comment | 13 replies

You've hit the nail on the head, Dale.
I've only experienced VR with the Galaxy Gear and S8, but I agree with everything you've outlined. I'm also excited to see VR develop further.

Apart from having your own holodec., I would like to see a lightweight headset that can support both augmented reality and virtual reality and support super high-res.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 10:17 UTC as 72nd comment
On photo Nogueira in the Super fast lenses only challenge (8 comments in total)

It seems like a good portrait at first.. until clicking on the photo. Just some facial hairs are in focus.. Or was this intentional to mask the features of age? Quite often a defocused background with bokeh seems to take priority over the actual subject being in focus. I dont like this trend.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 15:37 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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