Timmbits

Timmbits

Lives in Canada Montreal, Canada
Works as a inventor
Joined on Oct 8, 2011
About me:

Deutscher, living in Montreal Canada.
Cycling, chess, design, inventions, nature, photography, are some of the things I like.

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On Samsung NX30 Review preview (418 comments in total)
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Usee: The NX30 is really what it should be...

...the replacement in the Samsung lineup for the NX20...

...and it fills this place very well, for those,
who like that form factor of a camera.

Those who want a differnt form factor have the NX 300,
or the NX3000, or the NX mini etc... to choose from:

It is obviously not meant to fill all needs for everyone,
which is impossible any way... ;-)

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The NX1 will fill the yet unfilled gap of a pro camera:

http://photorumors.com/2014/05/24/samsungs-flagship-mirrorless-camera-nx1-to-be-announced-at-photokina/

So, everyone can find the right solution for his personal needs...
...amongst Samsung cameras, or a different brand...
...if one is aware of it's own needs.

I love compact lightweight lenses with outstanding IQ and ergonomic camera bodys... :-)

Not wanting a different form factor!
Just not wanting a mirrorless to be as large as a DSLR!
NX20 was a better size for a mirrorless.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 04:02 UTC
On Samsung NX30 Review preview (418 comments in total)
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Timmbits: Don't want a swivel-out screen (I prefer the vertical pivot type), don't want the larger size, don't want the nx300's buffer lockup.
I've waited a long time for this camera, and now I'm just learning to love my NX20 just the way it is.

Found a good review on the G1Xii...
http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/canon-g1x-ii/canon-g1x-ii-shooters-report.htm

I think I'll shut up about it now. :-/

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 03:56 UTC
On Samsung NX30 Review preview (418 comments in total)
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Timmbits: Don't want a swivel-out screen (I prefer the vertical pivot type), don't want the larger size, don't want the nx300's buffer lockup.
I've waited a long time for this camera, and now I'm just learning to love my NX20 just the way it is.

HAR: Why would I want a RicohGR or NikonA when, for the same size and lower price there is the NX20+30mm?

The characteristics of the Canon G1Xii are simply very interesting to anyone who likes the NikonA, RicohGR, FujiX100s form factor and as a more flexible replacment to them. I think they are obsoleted by the G1Xii.

As for the RX100, I dislike the ergonomics - (or "no-styling", ie emulating the ugly vanilla Canon powershot 100).

But I think the RX100 still has it's place, and will happily coexist with the G1Xii, depending on whether you want more zoom, or a brighter lens with a bigger sensor.

It is nice to have choices.

I see a nice pair comprised of the G1X and Fuji's upcoming replacement for the X-S1 as a nice pair to own, and never fuss with changing lenses or buying extra lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 02:24 UTC
On Samsung announces NX3000 mirrorless camera article (193 comments in total)
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Mike FL: As a "Me Too company" the good thing about Samsung is to keep the competitors' price down, so far.

PS: I just read more of the thread I had missed earlier, between the bickering and my bashing the bickering (btw, if the hat doesn't fit, don't put it on) ;)

@howaboutraw
thanks for the heads-up on the 2014 firmware update. I thought I had the latest from 2013. I am glad there is another. I'll update it shortly.
for you guys who wanted to know how the nx20 is performing now, tell me what you would like me to test, and I'll report back for you.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 18:33 UTC
On Samsung announces NX3000 mirrorless camera article (193 comments in total)
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Ulfric M Douglas: It comes in Brown!
Win!

not to mention the NX300's buffer lock up after 8 pics in fast mode.

as for the NX2000, you don't have as many controls on it, which some of us would miss dearly, as well as a screen hard to see in sunlight, and it is so cheap because it is discontinued.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 18:10 UTC
On Samsung announces NX3000 mirrorless camera article (193 comments in total)

I wish Samsung would update this model to eliminate the buffer lock-up! Not change it via another model, just fix it.

Between the bloated NX30 and this, I have no choice but to stay with my NX20.
And I suspect that other Samsung customers may be in the same boat.

EDIT: just noticed that the specs here were changed to show 5fps instead of 9. does this mean that they did fix it, by lowering the FPS? or is it a DPR readjustment or error?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 18:08 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Samsung announces NX3000 mirrorless camera article (193 comments in total)
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Mike FL: As a "Me Too company" the good thing about Samsung is to keep the competitors' price down, so far.

it was farther back than that. but even the DPR reviews and photo samples (which can still be seen here) were at odds with what all other websites were reporting and showing about the Samsung cameras (including imaging-resource.com which did a much better job at the time).

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 18:05 UTC
On Samsung NX30 Review preview (418 comments in total)
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Timmbits: Don't want a swivel-out screen (I prefer the vertical pivot type), don't want the larger size, don't want the nx300's buffer lockup.
I've waited a long time for this camera, and now I'm just learning to love my NX20 just the way it is.

some Samsung lenses aren't that good as well (as for many makers). sold off almost all my lenses. now I only have the 30mm f2 and the 45mm f1.8 (which I hardly use). it is kind of like having a Fuji X100whateverversiontheyareatnow only better I believe, as I prefer the 30mm and the samsung sensor is more detailed than xtrans.
so I am faced with either buying their nice bright zoom they just introduced
http://www.dpreview.com/products/samsung/lenses/samsung_16_50_2-2p8_ois
or for the same price, the Canon.
I like the lens better, but I like the Canon format and size too.
I cannot justify both (but I am certainly not going to get a bloated nx30 to replace my nicely designed nx20).

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 17:57 UTC
On Drone lighting could be coming soon to your studio article (129 comments in total)
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TWIZEEL: Oh! I will try it while Real Estate shooting in twilight to light down lawns and roof.

the one in the pic above is a quad...
however, a flash doesn't weigh much.
a camera does.
I'm not sure that they make them big enough for carrying 3lbs of load... that would have to be one huge drone, in the thousands!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 17:49 UTC
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2031 comments in total)
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LingoDingo: For the past 150+ years of photographic history, "equivalence" meant EXPOSURE equivalence, where the ONLY variables that mattered were F-Stop / Shutter Speed / ISO...

Now we have a new religion called DOF Equivalence, which photographers and film-makers of the past 150+ years did not give a sh*t about.

I've shot professionally for 30+ years now, using everything from a Minox "spy" camera to the Polaroid 20×24 inch studio camera, and while DOF was always important, I was never concerned about matching the DOF between camera formats.

This new DOF Equivalance religion is very misguided in my opinion, as it appears to be all about matching camera formats, and not about getting the best performance out of each unique camera.

Nobody cares if your Minox shots match the look of your 8x10 Sinar shots, if the shots your are producing are mediocre.

Say what you want.
I side with the article.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 17:47 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (660 comments in total)
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Timmbits: Compact, good lens, sensor larger than mft... this can replace my APS camera!

Unfortunately, just no HDR or panorama (although we have software to piece that together on the computer instead of in-camera) - but I don't use those very often anyways. Seems like a reasonable compromise.

If I owned this, I think practicality would have me reaching for this far more often when I step out than any other camera.

yeah, I think that was mentioned somewhere, that the sensor is "old" tech. I guess it would be naive to expect Canon to introduce a product that would cannibalize their lucrative DSLR sales.
this is probably their loss-leader to get you behind a canon label, hoping you'll stick with the family when you upgrade.
I still think this is an aswesome camera to have in your pocket - when I think of all the times I debate whether I bring along my NX20 or not - this thing is easily packaged.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 17:45 UTC
On Samsung announces NX3000 mirrorless camera article (193 comments in total)
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Mike FL: As a "Me Too company" the good thing about Samsung is to keep the competitors' price down, so far.

ok well, it was a few years ago. I know there was SOMETHING that went down. I'll just turn the page, let bygones be bygones.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 00:42 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (660 comments in total)
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Solar Eagle: Why not cover the new macro capability in this review? It would be nice to know what kind of magnification you get from 5cm at 24mm, since Canon isnt telling us. Even a simple mention of the MM or coverage area would have been fine.

not beef. concern!
because I am considering this camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 00:40 UTC
On Samsung NX30 Review preview (418 comments in total)
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Timmbits: Don't want a swivel-out screen (I prefer the vertical pivot type), don't want the larger size, don't want the nx300's buffer lockup.
I've waited a long time for this camera, and now I'm just learning to love my NX20 just the way it is.

Raw:
I really do not like to use high ISOs. I hate it in fact. I am more interested in how they would compare at between 100-800. Over that I'm just not interested.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 00:38 UTC
On Drone lighting could be coming soon to your studio article (129 comments in total)
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TWIZEEL: Oh! I will try it while Real Estate shooting in twilight to light down lawns and roof.

I don't know why I was thinking of filming instead of stills.
But still... with these hobby drones weighing so little, and it being a balance of autonomy and battery weight, I don't see how one could use these to hoist an extra 2-3 lbs when they weigh only half a pound... where do you get the extra lift and power for that?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 00:27 UTC
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2031 comments in total)
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LingoDingo: For the past 150+ years of photographic history, "equivalence" meant EXPOSURE equivalence, where the ONLY variables that mattered were F-Stop / Shutter Speed / ISO...

Now we have a new religion called DOF Equivalence, which photographers and film-makers of the past 150+ years did not give a sh*t about.

I've shot professionally for 30+ years now, using everything from a Minox "spy" camera to the Polaroid 20×24 inch studio camera, and while DOF was always important, I was never concerned about matching the DOF between camera formats.

This new DOF Equivalance religion is very misguided in my opinion, as it appears to be all about matching camera formats, and not about getting the best performance out of each unique camera.

Nobody cares if your Minox shots match the look of your 8x10 Sinar shots, if the shots your are producing are mediocre.

You seem confused.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2014 at 00:22 UTC
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MediaDigitalVideo: What kind of memory card is going to be needed for this camera ?

here is a reference for the memory cards:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secure_Digital#Speed_class_rating
so UHS3 would be required. $$$

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2014 at 02:37 UTC
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MediaDigitalVideo: What kind of memory card is going to be needed for this camera ?

sorry, I made a mistake. you will need faster than that to shoot 4K video. like the new UHS cards (UHS-3 or better).

I always buy the fastest memory card available for a camera, so it has everything going for it to keep lag in various tasks to a minimum.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2014 at 02:23 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (660 comments in total)
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Solar Eagle: Why not cover the new macro capability in this review? It would be nice to know what kind of magnification you get from 5cm at 24mm, since Canon isnt telling us. Even a simple mention of the MM or coverage area would have been fine.

Those images are very noisy. then I saw why. why are such high ISOs being used?
it is always hard to get lemons or keychains to stay still while doing long exposures.
or is it a question of getting rid of some halo effect that someone mentioned?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2014 at 02:00 UTC
On 2014 Waterproof Camera Roundup article (238 comments in total)
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springsnow: I wonder if it's better to just use your smartphone if you have waterproof ones like the SGS5 or the Xperia Z lineup. I mean none of these have anything particularly stellar in terms of image quality, and since most people would downsize them anyway, imo a smartphone would be good enough.

@springsnow, I fully agree with you!
I own the Panasonic, which was tied 1st place with the Sony in the previous roundup, and I am extremely dissatisfied with the image quality (in or out of water). these cameras are not worth our money, or our memories. I use an APS for everyday photography, and would not consider a 1" sensor camera for that, but I certainly would for underwater. In fact, I think it is the ideal compromise.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2014 at 01:44 UTC
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