Ultimax

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a Medical Sales Support
Joined on Apr 5, 2009

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steve ohlhaber: No aircraft in that area?

Good point. It sounded like 1 x prop and 2 x jets from the sound track. I guess if the balloon and gear got sucked into an engine I'm sure flight crew and passengers would get a unique experience viewing the eclipse. Hopefully this was well planned and FAA knew about this. If not imagine many more of us launching our gear to high altitude, the numbers of something going wrong could start to increase!

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2017 at 05:16 UTC
On article Photo of the week: Torment (74 comments in total)
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matthew saville: This is one of the many recent instances in which I believe a 4:5 crop would have significantly enhanced a vertical landscape image. I've lost count of how many landscape shooters, even talented pros, never think to use this crop, probably simply because they can't bring themselves to throw away image data, or depart from what they originally saw through their viewfinder.

75-90% of the time, though, vertical landscape shots just don't work well at 2:3.

In this case, I'd crop the bottom just above the weird hole that looks distracting, and then whatever strip of sky also has to go in order to achieve 4:5, then so be it.

Maybe it's just a pet peeve and personal taste of mine...

Thank you Matthew for the explanation. Appreciate you making the time to reply. Might read up on Galen Rowell!

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2017 at 07:19 UTC
On article Photo of the week: Torment (74 comments in total)
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Trundling: The name "Torment" doesn't do it justice. He should've called it "Overphotoshopped Nature Photograph that I Want to Win Some Award, Anything Really Please".

Please post an official apology to Erez citing my images as a benchmark. Though please let us know how his image is "Overphotoshopped" or I may start believing that the mythical troll might actually exist.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 12:41 UTC
On article Photo of the week: Torment (74 comments in total)
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Trundling: The name "Torment" doesn't do it justice. He should've called it "Overphotoshopped Nature Photograph that I Want to Win Some Award, Anything Really Please".

How do you know the image is "Overphotshopped"? The photographer has stacked the images for better DOF and probably pimped the image as we all do in a post processing software package. The photographer has used in the field ND filter and gone the trouble of doing the leg work to get multi exposures to stack them. Also what award is the photographer trying to win? If it's an award on DPR than it's to share our work and see what others are trying to achieve out there for inspiration, ideas.... Please post some images in your gallery to give us some idea of your raw and not "Overphotoshopped" images.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 11:38 UTC
On article Photo of the week: Torment (74 comments in total)
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matthew saville: This is one of the many recent instances in which I believe a 4:5 crop would have significantly enhanced a vertical landscape image. I've lost count of how many landscape shooters, even talented pros, never think to use this crop, probably simply because they can't bring themselves to throw away image data, or depart from what they originally saw through their viewfinder.

75-90% of the time, though, vertical landscape shots just don't work well at 2:3.

In this case, I'd crop the bottom just above the weird hole that looks distracting, and then whatever strip of sky also has to go in order to achieve 4:5, then so be it.

Maybe it's just a pet peeve and personal taste of mine...

My "personal taste" it's a great image. The photographer has presented an image in their artistic way worts and all. I'm very interested in "75-90% of the time, though, vertical landscape shots just don't work well at 2:3." Please forward where I can find and read more about this data.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 09:54 UTC
On article Astrophotography with the Sigma 14mm F1.8 Art lens (79 comments in total)

Very good review. I was thinking about either the Sigma Art 14mm or the Samyang Premium MF 14mm F2.4 as a wide astro photography lens. Is the any chance of there being a review of the Samyang Premium MF 14mm F2.4 with similar content to this great review?

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 14:40 UTC as 24th comment

Very good review. I was thinking about either the Sigma Art 14mm or the Samyang Premium MF 14mm F2.4 as a wide astro photography lens. Is the any chance of there being a review of the Samyang Premium MF 14mm F2.4 with similar content to this great review?

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 14:37 UTC as 9th comment

Some of us may remember Robert Landsburg who died close to the blast of Mount St Helens. What he did was to keep photographing the blast as it approached enveloping him, ultimately taking his life. Robert by reports managed to rewind his film, place the lens cap back onto his lens and than protect his camera with his body. National Geographic ran the story and his processed film leading to a very memorable and graphic article. If it's good enough for National Geographic to process Robert's images and publish, it's good enough for Kati Dimoff. Well done Kati!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Landsburg

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 09:45 UTC as 7th comment

@ Erez Marom. Thank you for sharing your experience on this unique bit of glass. You did make it clear that your article wasn't going to be about the technical and more about your experience and how it may challenge our thinking on very wide FOV. For that, an excellent article and images.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2017 at 12:25 UTC as 38th comment
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Dr_Jon: Actually maybe one of the more interesting things here is how Canon's shiny new medical division seems to be doing well while Nikon's shiny new medical division appears to be more a cash sink. Olympus' medical division is also a cash cow (but unlike C+N they do really poorly with continuing losses on cameras). Interesting how camera companies seem to like medical...

Medical is a very broad subject when it comes to companies and what they provide to the health care industry. Toshiba Medical Systems which is now part of the Canon Group make CT, MRI, Ultrasound, high end Angiographic interventional systems and more. Nikon and Olympus make medical optical equipment and other smaller medical devices which pale in comparison to what Canon now own. http://www.toshibamedicalsystems.com/products/index.html

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2017 at 10:48 UTC
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garyknrd: I headed over to look at the stock! Evidently the market has not reacted to the news or it is BS?
P/E is strong and earning are good.
Love to see a panic in a stock like this for a good buy, ain't happening here.
IMO you will see Canon start sliding before the Micro 4/3 biggies will.
Canon is desperately trying to find a good alternative.

Canon Group did find a good alternative. They purchased Toshiba Medical Systems diversifying their portfolio and returning a healthy profit.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 04:44 UTC

Maybe put a drop sensor device in an easy to access panel. I think this would keep the renters and second hand market honest.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2017 at 09:19 UTC as 6th comment | 4 replies
On article Prime or zoom? LensRentals investigates (237 comments in total)
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Henry McA: Zoom lenses are for tourists and amateurs.

Ah, the joke is on us @ Henry McA. You're a troll trying to get a reaction. We took the bait. Let's hope you move on from DPR.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2017 at 13:03 UTC
On article Prime or zoom? LensRentals investigates (237 comments in total)
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Henry McA: Zoom lenses are for tourists and amateurs.

@ Henry McA. Some of us have to use both prime and zoom lenses when we travel due to weight and size restrictions of carryon. Yes it maybe a compromise but is a logical means to an end to take a decent quality zoom lens along with us. Also thank goodness to all those "tourists and amateurs" out there loading and sharing their images from either prime or zoom glass. By the way Henry I can't see any images or gear you own online. Dare I say you might own a zoom and can't share the fact out of embarrassment.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2017 at 09:36 UTC
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Tom Ames: Too bad the wingtip is in focus and the northern lights are not....

Now (Tom Ames) that's debatable. The wing tip doesn't move relative to the view point from the window other than wing flex etc. So would appear to be in better focus and appear to suffer less from movement/blur artefact. I assume the camera was using long exposure between 10 to 30 seconds. Therefore the aurora moves in wave like motions and will always be blurred and appear out of focus. Even for terrestrial based aurora photography we get blurring. If you look at the stars in the background they're pretty clear other than vibration blur on the odd occasion. Overall a very good effort by this photographer, I take my hat off to you.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 10:22 UTC
On article Canon granted third most US patents in 2016 (145 comments in total)
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AstroStan: To become a patent troll after the real business collapses?
Or attempt "winning" in court instead of the marketplace?

Yes, Canon now own Toshiba Medical a very profitable and high end medical imaging company. So as well as AV/Cameras, Canon now sell high end MRI, CT, Ultrasound...

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 10:03 UTC
On article 'Ethereal' takes you to Iceland in 4K (81 comments in total)
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webber15: Believe me...if I was out in the countryside and a drone came buzzing around me...if I could...I'd hit it down and stamp on the thing...

Roland Karlsson, I do believe you that Iceland is large, sparsely populated and quite remote to a certain degree. Though we photographers do tend to congregate in some ideal locations. These ideal locations tend to be relatively small patches of terra firm-a in comparison to the vast remote Iceland landscape. So it gets a little crowded especially at the witching hour of sunrise/sunset in these locations, especially on the "ice beach" when there's not much ice around. When others have spent time and effort to set up their equipment and shots to have someone pull out a drone and buzz up and down the beach does put a strain on what would be considered courteous. It all comes down to courtesy, sharing and respecting our wildlife, environment and other people who would like to enjoy our gorgeous planet. Hey the drone operator and his/her drone could have been behind us and not in our field of view and we are all winners!

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2016 at 06:58 UTC
On article 'Ethereal' takes you to Iceland in 4K (81 comments in total)
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webber15: Believe me...if I was out in the countryside and a drone came buzzing around me...if I could...I'd hit it down and stamp on the thing...

I really don't advocate damaging others' equipment. But I can see the frustration and have been on the receiving end of having a drone buzzing back and forth whilst us dozen or so land based photographers on the beach in Iceland lost our window to photograph in ideal light. With many more drones in the air at some of our most gorgeous locations around the world, it may not be too long until we read about not road rage but photographer rage.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2016 at 14:00 UTC
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Sir Corey of Deane: With the ease of photo fakery, EVERY image on the Web can be questioned and thus the value of these blah blah blah awards, competitions etc.

I've seen what I consider better pics posted by 'ordinary' DPReview members.

Sir Corey, I think Nick may have meant they're instead of there in his reply. Maybe don't be so critical as we all make mistakes. Though it would be good to see some of your images. Just put a link to Getty Images or put some on your DPR gallery with a nice watermark so they can't be stolen.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2016 at 10:25 UTC
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (766 comments in total)

Ricoh KR5 SLR, slide film and couldn't wait for the postman to arrive to see the results. ONLY a 2 week wait to get processed slides back :)

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 02:36 UTC as 275th comment
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