shademaster

shademaster

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Anybody want to extend the speculation to whether ILCs will become niche items as fixed-lens zooms (LX100) become more and more capable? With variable pixel pitch on the sensor (more pixels in the center), one could get reach too.

Specialists will always want longer, wider and brighter lenses, but for the average joe… is the ILC really necessary? I almost always recommend the RX100/G7X/LX100 to friends who ask.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 16:49 UTC as 60th comment
On Sony RX100 IV compact shoots 4k, uses a stacked sensor article (310 comments in total)

Saw the announcement and thought "great… mkiii MSRP will come down." Then I saw the mkiv price… I guess there's plenty of head room to leave MSRP where it is on mkiii :(

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 20:21 UTC as 75th comment
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icexe: This camera doesn't get the praise it deserves.

From the 87% Gold Award review: "Samsung is still a relative newcomer to the high end prosumer camera market, but it seems to have pulled all the stops when designing the NX1 – with impressive results." Considering they gave the A77ii an 80%, the A7ii an 82%, the E-M5 an 81%, and the 7Dii an 84%, I think it's getting plenty of praise. And for the FW update, it's like they ticked off all the negative comments in the DPR review (bad AF in low light or strong backlight…) and the issues users on this site have been complaining about.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 17:23 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 cuts X-T1 features down to size article (41 comments in total)

small body doesn't make sense without small lenses.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 11:23 UTC as 11th comment | 3 replies
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mpgxsvcd: 1/2.3" sensor @ 720mm and F6.4. I would argue that no "Outstanding Quality Picture" could ever come from that combination of settings.

15x is plenty. 25x is the max I would ever entertain and only if it is at a decent focal ratio.

I hope one day this race to see who can build the smallest chip, longest zoom, slowest lens camera will end. It is pointless and without merit.

I dunno… seems like all those compact zooms are for the birds. (rim shot… I'm here all week, folks)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 12:36 UTC
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1225 comments in total)

for all the "arm-chair" pros out there complaining about lack of glass, I imagine the *real* pros are very happy with: i) fast standard zoom, ii) fast tele zoom, iii) fast portrait lens for 95% of their work. FWIW, as an amateur, the 30mm + 45mm + 85mm makes a great arsenal. I don't know what you "we need more glass…. it's all about the system" people want, really.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 13:06 UTC as 157th comment | 3 replies
On Island life: Samsung NX500 Shooting Experience article (164 comments in total)

It's a bit unfair to knock it for lack of EVF when there will likely be an NX50.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 20:25 UTC as 26th comment | 5 replies
On 12_samsung_nx500_ISO_125_SAM_0877-ACR photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

you guys should post the before and after for this one like in the "shooting experience". impressive.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 20:24 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo in sample gallery (3 comments in total)

you guys should post the before and after for this one like in the "shooting experience". impressive.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 20:24 UTC as 3rd comment
On Island life: Samsung NX500 Shooting Experience article (164 comments in total)

Only photographers would complain about too much sunshine in Hawaii. And photographers from Seattle at that.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 20:22 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies
On Hands-on with Samsung's new NX500 article (348 comments in total)
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shademaster: Dear Samsung: Thanks for the 2nd control dial on the back!

Yeah… I decommissioned my NX200 with a drop onto hard tile floor and had a "forced upgrade". NX200 had the 4-way controller/control dial. It was OK, but I think the dedicated dial will be nicer. However, I've gotten used to pushing the EV-comp button to change the function of the dial on my NX300 and it's not so clunky. I often shoot in M/Auto-ISO or M/ISO-200/TTL-flash, so two dials is nice.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 20:43 UTC
On Hands-on with Samsung's new NX500 article (348 comments in total)

Dear Samsung: Thanks for the 2nd control dial on the back!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 13:52 UTC as 55th comment | 2 replies
On Hands-on with Samsung's new NX500 article (348 comments in total)
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Rdmkr: Shrinking camera bodies is a losing deal, because to make it matter the lens has to be shrunk as well, which is always to the serious detriment of optical quality. This is why I think the mirrorless ILC is overrated; it's like putting a u4/3 lens on an APS-C sensor and pretending it's just as good. It occupies this narrow and inhospitable grey area between a compact or bridge camera that goes all in on the "good enough" mentality and the DSLR that brooks no compromises.

When you put a serious lens on a DSLR, the weight of the mirror system and optical viewfinder is comparatively not a big deal. That's why we don't need mirrorless. What we need is mirrorless focus technology on the sensor of DSLRs so Live View works well when we need it.

You apparently haven't used a small NX body with the 30mm f/2.0. It's a "serious" lens. I take it to parties/events, and it lives in my backpack when I'm traveling for work. I would never do that with a DSLR.

I also use the even more "serious" (read: "heavy") NX 85mm f/1.8 all the time on my NX300. I hold the lens barrel. I'm thinking about getting the 16-50 S to use on NX300. I don't see the problem.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 13:50 UTC

http://j.mp/1AjGIVa

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 17:47 UTC as 6th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (944 comments in total)
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dwl017: Sorry my Samsung NX300 with 45mm F1.8 prime will blow this thing out of the water. Im sorry but $900 for m4/3 fixed lens is surely a joke. No way in the world with so many other options. You would be better off with a first edition Sony RX100

Any detachable lens alternative is a much better buy.

if you want a bright-ish but not super-bright zoom, get this. if you want primes on an ILC get an ILC. what's so difficult about that concept? I AM tempted to get RX100 or LX100, but I'm NOT tempted to GIVE UP my NX300.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 16:10 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (944 comments in total)

Also: is "performance" deprecated in favor of "shooting experience" now? I'd like to see some comments on AF performance. Are we to assume "AF is at least as good as FZ1000"?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 02:27 UTC as 185th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (944 comments in total)

But tell us what you really think…

But seriously, cons: "no articulating display". I don't need touchscreen, but I really want the flexibility to shoot at eye level with EVF OR waist level on the screen. Lack of tilt is a huge downside and a draw for RX100 mkiii.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 02:26 UTC as 186th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (944 comments in total)
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dwl017: Sorry my Samsung NX300 with 45mm F1.8 prime will blow this thing out of the water. Im sorry but $900 for m4/3 fixed lens is surely a joke. No way in the world with so many other options. You would be better off with a first edition Sony RX100

Any detachable lens alternative is a much better buy.

Your " Samsung NX300 with 45mm F1.8 prime will blow this thing out of the water" right up until the point where you try to zoom out...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 02:23 UTC
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)
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JEROME NOLAS: It's DSLR size, the 16-50mm lens is heavy and very expensive. What they were thinking about?

tecno, for years I would occasionally defend your anti-samsung attitudes when I felt people were bullying you on these boards. You express some valid preferences. But REALLY, day after day, month after month, year after year with the same complaints... Drop it already. Get a sony or fuji and complain about it instead.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 15:51 UTC
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)
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justmeMN: Technical merit aside, in the US, Samsung has a brand problem. $2,799.00 for an off-brand camera? Good luck with that.

I thought the $2700 included the 16-50S AND the grip. So if you want the grip, it's a good deal. If you just want body+lens, buying them separately is a bit cheaper.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 15:47 UTC
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