Graham Meale

Graham Meale

Lives in Australia NSW, Australia
Has a website at www.grahammeale.info
Joined on Jun 22, 2002

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I waited the best part of a year after ordering my original Tamron 150-600, and now, after I've barely had time to use it, it's superseded! Canon have taken eleven plus years to upgrade the 24-105, the original of which is still doing the hard yards for me.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 00:37 UTC as 17th comment
On article 6 tips for shooting fall color (80 comments in total)

Another website that I have found useful is foliagenetwork.com

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2016 at 22:38 UTC as 15th comment

The shot of the lava is very nice, but I'm struggling to work out why it's a wildlife photo.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2016 at 22:15 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies

This was my main reason for upgrading from the III to the IV (which I've pre-ordered). Glad to see my decision vindicated.

And it's nice to be getting information quickly on DPR, even if it's drip feeding! A year or two ago I was getting very frustrated over how long reviews took to appear.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2016 at 05:39 UTC as 67th comment | 3 replies

Seems to be a big fuss over nothing. The adjustment range is minuscule and the adjusted shots look noticeably softer. Hopefully the dual pixels will have other uses, otherwise it would appear that Canon has gone to a lot of trouble for nothing. There will need to be big advantages before I start doubling my raw file sizes.

(I'm looking forward to see how they help focus videos.)

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2016 at 01:04 UTC as 46th comment | 3 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS 5D (222 comments in total)
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Graham Meale: I still remember the first time I looked into the 5D's viewfinder. Never mind the photos it took — coming from the 300D, that was enough to persuade me to buy one!

My only bad memory is the way it attracted dust.

I no longer have my original 5D — it was stolen from my checked luggage on an overseas flight. Lesson learned. All my gear goes in carry-on now.

I never skimped on the bubble wrap, along with a few pairs of socks and very careful placement in the centre of the bag surrounded by plenty of soft clothing, so I never had a problem there. I only ever used to put my (older) backup camera in my checked luggage; all the rest of my gear always went in my carry-on. I read somewhere that thefts from checked luggage went through the roof when mandatory screening of luggage started soon after September 11, 2001. So I guess it's something we have the terrorists to thank for.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2016 at 22:34 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon EOS 5D (222 comments in total)

I still remember the first time I looked into the 5D's viewfinder. Never mind the photos it took — coming from the 300D, that was enough to persuade me to buy one!

My only bad memory is the way it attracted dust.

I no longer have my original 5D — it was stolen from my checked luggage on an overseas flight. Lesson learned. All my gear goes in carry-on now.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 22:38 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (1920 comments in total)
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arhmatic: yay for gps! i refused to get a dongle all these years. this should be standard, everywhere.

An advantage of outboard GPS on the Mark III is that it doesn't drain the camera battery. And you could use it to log a route without even having your camera with you, should you so desire.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 09:29 UTC
On article Toshiba announces world's first SDHC card with NFC (52 comments in total)
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maljo@inreach.com: NFC - for those who don't know (which is probably most of us):

Near Field Communication

Bluetooth and Wi-Fi are similar to near field communication on the surface. All three allow wireless communication and data exchange between digital devices like smartphones wirelessly.

NFC is an offshoot of radio-frequency identification. NFC is designed for use by devices within close proximity to each other.

Thanks, I didn't know either. A pity DPReview doesn't cater for us dumb ones.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2015 at 04:29 UTC
On article Photokina 2014: Canon stand report (69 comments in total)

"Around back is a 3.2" 1036-dot LCD ...". Either a typo or a very large leap backwards!

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 01:31 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses (140 comments in total)

And will Canon Australia announce a similar price drop? I think I know the answer.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2014 at 22:52 UTC as 48th comment | 5 replies
On article Behind the Shot: Flames of the North (68 comments in total)

I'd have thought eight images was a bit of overkill. Three would have done me.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 05:49 UTC as 4th comment
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Graham Meale: 1. People will do a lot with a small image
Good luck to them.
2. Even if you post at low resolution, people will find the full-res image anyway
Not if you've never uploaded the full-res image. Most of the images on my website are thumbnail size.
3. Some people won’t believe it’s your own photo
I don't lose sleep over what people think.
4. The recognition you gain from the photo's popularity will not be very fruitful
OK. I'm not here to gain recognition.

It ain't. It never will be.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 23:29 UTC

1. People will do a lot with a small image
Good luck to them.
2. Even if you post at low resolution, people will find the full-res image anyway
Not if you've never uploaded the full-res image. Most of the images on my website are thumbnail size.
3. Some people won’t believe it’s your own photo
I don't lose sleep over what people think.
4. The recognition you gain from the photo's popularity will not be very fruitful
OK. I'm not here to gain recognition.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2014 at 22:45 UTC as 45th comment | 2 replies

Why didn't I think of this? I could have made a fortune from all my out-of-focus pictures ...

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2014 at 00:15 UTC as 35th comment
On article Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom gets Android 4.4 KitKat update (18 comments in total)
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bizi clop: Please, fix the misspelled title, it says "Samung" :)

But you didn't. (Not on the dpreview home page, anyway.)

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 23:51 UTC
On article Site Update: notifications (125 comments in total)

I looked everywhere for a way to switch it off. I'm more likely to like it if I know I have a choice.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 04:47 UTC as 31st comment
On article Canon announces 16-35mm F4L and 10-18mm F4.5-5.6 lenses (368 comments in total)
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rrccad: at $299 for a UWA of 10-18, that's going to sell well. going to be interesting to see the MTF's

Try http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/ef_lens_lineup/ef_16_35mm_f_4l_is_usm

They look a lot better than the 2.8

Link | Posted on May 13, 2014 at 04:34 UTC
On article Nikon D4s First Impressions Review (1032 comments in total)
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Nick8: Just one thought, not related to this new great camera in particular…
In the film era, both the ASA and DIN standards were used for the film sensitivity.
100 ASA was equivalent to 21 DIN.
I think DIN would have been a far more practical choice. ISO 409,600 would be equivalent to 57 DIN.
Another 2 steps in sensitivity from 409,600 and the ISO will become 1,638,400 vs 63 DIN.
Certainly that cannot fit on a dedicated dial :)

I've often wondered how big and cumbersome ISO numbers have to get before we go to a sensible logarithmic scale such as DIN. Can you imagine a conversation "Are you going to use ISO 409,600 or go up to 819,200?" Dumb.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 05:27 UTC
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