Benjamin Franzmayr

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Palmerston North, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Works as a Scientist
Joined on Jan 27, 2005


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bernynhel: Before hearing about the T4i I was trying to decide between a T1i and T2i plus a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens as 1st and only DSLR. I only want to take great indoor closeups of marbles (little round glass things) and jewelry with a small desktop studio setup, camera firmly mounted on a tripod or rail system. I'm already happy enough with the vid on my SX30is and I hear no calling to run around outdoors trying to make bees around a flower nor hurdlers at a track meet appear to be frozen in flight. Did I let this T4i business mesmerize and cause me to wander into the wrong neighborhood for my needs? To try and find any direction out of all these posts just reminds me of the learning curve I'm trying to avoid so please kick me to the curb but first tell me if I should go with the T1i or T2i or tell me I'd be crazy not to get the t4i. And thank you in advance for what I am sure will be an avalanche of well-informed if diametrically opposed opinions.

I had a EOS300D (the original Rebel) and now have a 550D (t2i?) and there's a significant improvement in high ISO noise performance which means much better low light photos and a notable increase in resolution. Plenty of other nice tweaks too but, really, if you are only taking photos of jewelery etc under controlled lighting and with a tripod then you wil get excellent image quality at ISO 100 out of ANY EOS digital camera including the very early ones. Spend your money on a macro lens and get any cheap secondhand body IMHO. Yes, newer rebels have tilt screens and can view a 1:1 pixel crop on liveview for focusing but do you really need that? Probably not.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2012 at 03:10 UTC
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Wolfgang Fieger: Sorry, but...

The average take in a cinema movie is a mere 15 seconds. The longest takes you could watch are in some nature documentation videos, where you could find single takes with a few minutes. I really never ever saw a movie containing takes longer than 5-6 minutes.

So what is this discussion about? This topic has no matter for movie making.

I'd like to be able to record (or have recorded for me) public talks or lectures that I or others can't attend. I don't want to buy a video camera, I want my digital camera to be able to do that. I'm sure there are other applications.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2012 at 12:03 UTC
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ap10046: Have been a silent spectator.
I do take pictures of waterbodies/waterways, small lakes, bays, etc at night, near my city. Used to use a D700+24-70 & 50 1.4, but due to being furloughed, I use an X10.
This has been more than a small issue for me. No complaints about the lovely daylight images.
Did contact my regional Fuji dealers and this is what they said..and yes..I am very upset.
"Dear AP
As per your below mail we have spoken with Fuji peoples, they will not
upgrade the same but if you required then they will do on chargeable basis,
and it will take time because they are doing RND on the same."

How does one react or respond to a message like this?

The squeaky wheel gets the grease...
Take some of your water photos in to them and explain that it's a big issue for you and for those images the camera is basically defective. If the reasonable approach does not work: complain, ask to talk to the manager, be difficult. There are exceptions to every rule and if you're being difficult enough, they'll replace your camera. Depending on your personality, this may be hard for you but there are times when it's the right thing to do.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2012 at 10:04 UTC
On article Canon announces EOS 5D Mark III 22MP full-frame DSLR (488 comments in total)
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Bogdan Spineanu: It was a really bad day when I choose to go with Canon about 10 years ago.
It's been a long time since I had that wonderful feeling for any Canon camera, that I HAVE to HAVE this camera. No butterflies in the stomach. Not for this camera.
No USB 3.0 ?
The only thing I find interesting .. the touch sensitive dial.
If you weren't taking good pictures before .. this one is not going to help you much more.
Full HD video @ 29.97 ? What is that ? No 30 ? No thanks !
No word on uncompressed HDMI ouput .. guess they forgot about that.

Again .. this camera brings no warm tingly sensation for me.
My 40D won't get retired for another 2-3 years. Poor old 40D ;-(
Better not fail .. cause if it does .. there's no Canon out there that I can buy without hating myself.

Oh cry me a river. Jeez if you feel so bad about it just sell your camera and buy something you like, you're not stuck with it.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 09:17 UTC
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