JayNGu

JayNGu

Lives in Australia Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Works as a Account Management & Sales
Joined on Dec 12, 2009
About me:

Hobby & family photographer just having fun! Interested in landscape, urban landscape, astrophotography and taking pictures of my kids!

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I won't wade into the political debate, but outside of that, I have to hand it to the guy. How much of a high pressure job would being a White House photographer be? All of your pictures would be under a lot of scrutiny from all angles with what I would imaging would be a pretty high and constant work load. You would have to be a pretty consistently good photographer who is always ready to take the shot and do it well. While casting the president and administration in a good light, while not breaking any national security rules, or being intrusive and getting in the way....All respect to the guy!

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2020 at 22:49 UTC as 68th comment
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Max Iso: In Lieu of the normal "system is dying" comments, i'd like to propose, perhaps Australia is dying?

Australia is doing fine, a lot better than some other places. Canon Australia decides it wants to push its distribution to the retail channels for whatever reason, fine. I suspect Canon are still the #1 camera brand in Aus, unless Sony has overtaken them, but I think they still are. (fuji shooter)

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2020 at 22:13 UTC
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mick232: 1% reality, 99% imagination - like most astronomy images.

Yeah...300 light years away? Well done! :)

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2020 at 23:03 UTC
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mick232: 1% reality, 99% imagination - like most astronomy images.

Your critique here by linking an article that explains the use of different filters on Hubble etc here is irrelevant. (I would add take images with different filters and then combining them is something even amateur astrophotographers have been doing for a long time)

This is obviously an infra-red image of some type and the near and mid IR is used extensively in protoplanetary studies / exoplanet hunting. If you read the original ESO blog post they are totally transparent with what they did to get the image and what instrument was used, and how it works. With further links / papers. As someone interested in this, I find the SPHERE instrument that took this incredible:
https://www.eso.org/public/teles-instr/paranal-observatory/vlt/vlt-instr/sphere/

There is also a link to the paper abstract. I can't see how they could be any more transparent.
https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/aba27e

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2020 at 22:52 UTC
On article Fujifilm 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 sample gallery (111 comments in total)
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fPrime: $699? I have a Nikon 55-200mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S/G VR II that lists in the $300 range and cost me $150 used. If these prices are representative of Fuji’s lenses in general then in a substantial number of cases Fuji shooters are being taken to the cleaners.

I've had both lenses. The Fuji 55-200 blows the el cheapo Nikon 55-200 VR away in terms of image quality, build, apperture, even autofocus in my opinion. The stabilisation even seems better on the Fuji...the Nikon seems to be not overly effective. You can't complain about the Nikon at it's price piont, but the Fuji is in a different category. Excellent mid range lens. It was one of the reasons why I stay in Fuji as at the time, the Nikon 70-300 VR was a little more expensive and not really any better (it gets soft after 250mm anway). Nikon lenses like the 70-200 f/4 are in a different price category, with the 70-200 f/2.8 even more expensive still. Sure, now you have the AF-P lenses....not sure if they are better or not, but I'm not game to invest in Nikon DSLR lenses anymore. They are slowly transitioning to mirrorless.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2020 at 10:54 UTC

Outside of all of the negative comments here, I think the images look great. I like the contrast and colours...and no fake, over-cooked HDR in site. :)

Link | Posted on Apr 17, 2020 at 23:50 UTC as 8th comment

So read through the big headline and all of the waffle: "autofocus speed. Not improved enough". Tired of hearing about autofocus, autofocus, autofocus when it comes to Fuji cameras. I'm sure it's more than fast enough for what you would use a camera like this for. Sigh......

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2020 at 22:14 UTC as 51st comment
On article Stellina: imaging the sky with a smart telescope (229 comments in total)

Looks good. Interesting but pricy, which is the main negative. Still, it definately could cut short a huge learning curve.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2020 at 21:04 UTC as 14th comment
On article Fujifilm X-T30 review (1097 comments in total)

Well I love mine! Great camera and meets my needs perfectly.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2019 at 03:53 UTC as 17th comment
On article Fujifilm X-T30 review (1097 comments in total)
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MJX: I'm new to DPReview and am considering buying the X-T30 for its compactness. I wonder if the built-in flash can be used with the Fujinon 18-55mm F2.8-4 without creating a shadow at relatively close range (typical indoor pictures).

Is there any owner who could confirm ?

Thank you.

At 18mm you get a shadow using the flash, at other focal lengths it seems fine. Pretty much expected....just shoot at 23 at least in those situations. Or use an external.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2019 at 03:52 UTC
On article Gear of the Year 2019 - Dan's choice: DJI Mavic Mini (42 comments in total)

Alright, I'm sold...I want one! Looks fantastic. :)

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2019 at 07:30 UTC as 2nd comment

Wow, optically at least, the Tamron definately seems to have the edge over the famed Zeiss name. Quite disapointing really. I would take the Tamron as I would never really need that fast an autofocus for a lens like that. Save that for the zooms. Really surprised, almost shocked considering the Zeiss / Sony chatter on DPRev.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2019 at 09:32 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
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JayNGu: Not an Olympus user (Fuji X), but he does have a point about effective focal lengths and m4/3rds. You could put on a decent, fast telephoto which is still relatively small, but be shooting at very high effective focal lengths. His point about hand held & stabilised shooting at an effective 2000mm focal length interests me. In a smaller and lighter package. I used to do alot of wildlife photography and if I wanted to get back into it, this would be of siginificant interest to me. As opposed to gearing up with a large FF body and huge, mega expensive primes. I hope as a niche, it works for them as I've always liked Olympus and wouldn't mind have them still as an option for the future! :)

Most probably not...but it will be smaller, lighter and a fraction of the price, especially vs. monster, "cost as much as a car primes". I don't rate cheapish Super telephotos from 150-500 particulary highly, especially at 500mm, wide open, so it wouldn't surprise me if a decent Oly lens, optimised for this, may produce a decent or better image, with Oly teleconverters that they've designed for this application. Olympus know their optics. So do Nikon, but the good stuff is over the top expensive. Just my opinion. Not an Oly user, but think its an interesting proposition for wildlife. :) I like it, thats all.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2019 at 03:07 UTC
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JayNGu: Not an Olympus user (Fuji X), but he does have a point about effective focal lengths and m4/3rds. You could put on a decent, fast telephoto which is still relatively small, but be shooting at very high effective focal lengths. His point about hand held & stabilised shooting at an effective 2000mm focal length interests me. In a smaller and lighter package. I used to do alot of wildlife photography and if I wanted to get back into it, this would be of siginificant interest to me. As opposed to gearing up with a large FF body and huge, mega expensive primes. I hope as a niche, it works for them as I've always liked Olympus and wouldn't mind have them still as an option for the future! :)

But would you really get decent image quality with a cheap "150-500mm" at max focal length wide open, with 2 stacked converters and cropping? The expensive Tele primes do generally handle converters better. The Oly does seem the better solution here IMO for this application. Even with a few less MP than the FF, overall image quality may still be better. Especially if they design their lens to work well in this application. Excel in a niche....not a bad strategy and works for Fuji and others.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2019 at 21:52 UTC
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JayNGu: Not an Olympus user (Fuji X), but he does have a point about effective focal lengths and m4/3rds. You could put on a decent, fast telephoto which is still relatively small, but be shooting at very high effective focal lengths. His point about hand held & stabilised shooting at an effective 2000mm focal length interests me. In a smaller and lighter package. I used to do alot of wildlife photography and if I wanted to get back into it, this would be of siginificant interest to me. As opposed to gearing up with a large FF body and huge, mega expensive primes. I hope as a niche, it works for them as I've always liked Olympus and wouldn't mind have them still as an option for the future! :)

nerd2 -without knowing the specifics of the systems, could you even get to 2000mm FF equivalent with a FF system? You would need some serious long lens to get close. Like an 800mm f/5.6 with 2x converter, sure that is close. In Aus the Nikon AF-S 800mm f/5.6 is about $25,000 AUD / $16,000 USD and BIG. But it will beat the Oly combo on specs and prob. image quality. Not size and price though!

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2019 at 05:47 UTC

Not an Olympus user (Fuji X), but he does have a point about effective focal lengths and m4/3rds. You could put on a decent, fast telephoto which is still relatively small, but be shooting at very high effective focal lengths. His point about hand held & stabilised shooting at an effective 2000mm focal length interests me. In a smaller and lighter package. I used to do alot of wildlife photography and if I wanted to get back into it, this would be of siginificant interest to me. As opposed to gearing up with a large FF body and huge, mega expensive primes. I hope as a niche, it works for them as I've always liked Olympus and wouldn't mind have them still as an option for the future! :)

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2019 at 22:30 UTC as 26th comment | 12 replies

They look like great, high quality lenses for L mount users. Sigma definately seem to be on a roll these days.

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2019 at 21:29 UTC as 16th comment

Weird statement regarding switching Liveview as clunky. At least on Nikon DSLR's it's one button that needs to be pressed. As someone that uses both DSLR and mirrorless, I still feel the OVF on a DSLR is better to "catch the moment", especially for people shots over an EVF. Something about subject immediacy. I probably prefer the EVF for landscape though, for precise framing and compostion and to see the exposure. I've also got into the habit of reviewing pics with an EVF, especially in bright sunlight, as opposed to a rear LCD. So there's pro's on cons.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2019 at 09:09 UTC as 41st comment | 4 replies

I'm happy to see it. There certainly is something attractive about the look of film. I also like the idea of getting off of the digital gear upgrade treadmill for awhile. It makes buying a roll or 2 of film and developing it look cheap. Let alone software costs, etc.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2019 at 08:48 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
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Adam Sharp: Nikon learn from Fuji . Long term Nikon user now using Fuji . Fuji listen to want people really want as do Sony .All cameras and lenses are at stupid prices at the moment in the uk , but the quality from the mirrorless group is amazing and that’s why I stay away from canon , Nikon been burnt too many times and treated poorly by them as a customer with issues . Time to shake up the boardroom Nikon 😎

Thorgrem - the majority of their customers aren't asking for IBIS and bayer perhaps?

Link | Posted on May 10, 2019 at 07:51 UTC
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