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 Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (639 comments in total)
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Mr N: Hello everyone, I've always wanted to buy the Fujifilm X100 series camera ever since they had come out. I was in college back then and it was out of my price range, and so I kept putting it off forever. I am an architect but mostly I take street photography and some architecture details (barely to be honest), could any of you guys give me a thumbs up if you think I should just go for it instead of any other camera for my use ? I know I won't be able to take wide angle shots but that's okay, I never photograph an entire building only parts of it. Thanks in advance, also the colour in the beta sample gallery seems weird, I hope I can change this, any X100 series users out there., some input would be great.

A Fuji camera I loved, was the XS1. Awesome zoom range, the best controls ever, but alas, a small sensor. It helped me appreciate, and love, great controls.
My package, is a Samsung NX20. It is smaller than this camera, yet, has great controls and more flexible. They make some nice pancake lenses. 16mm f2.4, 20mm f2.8, 30mmf2.0, and an awesome 45mm f1.8. Many would say my camera is outdated, but I feel it is better than locking myself in with an over-priced fixed lens camera. Years ago, when the X100 came out, it was interesting, offering retro styling, one lens simplicity, APS sensor. But today, for the money, and size, you can do better. There's the LX100 with a fast lens. Or the GX7 which has nice retro styling and good ergonomics. And they have some reasonably good pancake lenses that would allow you to have a compact overall package smaller than the X100 - well, smaller actually - for a similar total package price, and Panasonic has just as nice styling as the Fuji.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 09:35 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (639 comments in total)
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Craig Atkinson: here's a question. Why, when the AF is so good and pretty fast do people make such a fuss of the new MF feature EVF in OVF? Technologically a great feature, but what benefit does MF have over AF?

@Craig: I don't think there is a clear-cut answer to your question, because it depends very much on the camera and lens. Different systems have different weaknesses. So it is nice to be able to overcome that. And when shooting with a large aperture, manual focus just gives you more control over what objects you want in focus and which you want defocused.

@darngooddesign: sometimes I'm not even in a position, physically, where it is possibe to stick my head up to the camera to look through a viewfinder. and FYI, you do not need to hold it out with your arm stretched. you can hold it close to you, at your waist, beside you... in fact, in much more positions than you might think.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 06:28 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (639 comments in total)
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pavi1: How is the write time with the X100T? It is forever with the X100 compared to every other digital camera I have used

@pavi1, if you want to be like that...
I would say, it was too much information, about your drug addiction.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 06:25 UTC
On G7X-ISO125-IMG_0294 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)
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beatephmc: ... to me, this is a good example for the shortcomings of tiny miniaturized lenses. Who on earth could live with such gruesome fringing? Apertures up to f4 seem to be completely unusable in backlit wide angles. Of course this is even getting worse at 1,8 (no examples here) or 2,2 (see picture 7). Corner softness and ghosting are additional problems I saw in other samples. The only alternative would be heavy in-camera image processing - which might lead to a dramatic loss of details (possibly the disappointing case with lx100). The necessary PP in a way corrupts the idea of point and shoots, though. So, IMHO, way to go to invent the perfect little do-it-all-shooter. Up to now, accepting some more weight and size (used em5 body) and the inconvenience to change my small and light yet very good 20/1,7 and Oly 45/1,8 lenses seems to be the better alternative. I bought this stuff used, and I did not have to spend much more money for this awesome package than purchasing a new G7x...

agreed

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 06:21 UTC
On G7X-ISO125-IMG_0279 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Interesting of how this camera shows you an exploded view of the weathervane on the right (not the flagpole in the center, but the other thing on the right)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 06:18 UTC as 1st comment
On G7X-ISO125-IMG_0260 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

F4 and wide angle...

that is angling for advertiser dollars :D

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 06:13 UTC as 2nd comment
On G7X-ISO125-IMG_0254 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

seems to do better at wide angle

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 06:12 UTC as 1st comment
On G7X-ISO125-IMG_0229 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (5 comments in total)

CA
chromatic abberration, especially in the tree tops against the sky

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 06:10 UTC as 3rd comment
On G7X-ISO125-IMG_0241 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

I don't like the CA that is evident in the branches against the sky.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 06:06 UTC as 1st comment
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (932 comments in total)
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K Williams: Hi everyone, I signed up just so I could join this thread but I love the comments and formality below.

Has anybody looked at the dynamic range for video with this camera? Thanks

ahhh good question. DR is definitely something I'm looking forward to seeing, once they test it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 06:02 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (932 comments in total)
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Yamyung: Did you know, that authentic Korean pronunciation of Samsung is indeed Cam'Cong? (camera conglomerate:D) C does not stay for K!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0UovyM8Ni0

in the link, the Korean girl clearly pronounces it Sam sung... or arguably Sam song. But not kam kong!
And why would it be camera conglomerate? It seems to me they were making electronics, monitors, etc decades before they started making cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 06:00 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (932 comments in total)
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Boerseuntjie: I don't think this camera will win over anyone soon, Samsung is loosing out bad to Sony, they are not even on top of Korean market share.
http://www.businesskorea.co.kr/article/6051/losing-1-position-samsung-losing-grip-local-compact-camera-market-sony

I question the competence of your source when they show a Samsung EX1 (TL500) as current information...
ok, it is not new that most journalists aren't experts... but that you didn't catch this either, suggests you might not be well enough informed to be objective.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 05:51 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (932 comments in total)
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Timmbits: <30min video limitation?
is this really necessary?
hope someone comes out with a hack.

Don't worry, I do know about chips, computers, video etc... since before google even existed. I was in computers since 1984... and it's in the family, as my father was a pioneer of the industry, he started in 1959 in computers, and my brother has dual engineering diplomas, one in microprocessor design and one in software engineering (and he designs stuff that goes into space).
My Panasonic TS3 is no heavier than a GoPro - you might google that.
I never said I wanted to buy an NX1 for taking on rides - I was just addressing your stupid comments that one could never want to take a video over 29 minutes or you make it out to be like a capital sin.
You do know, that you can just as well edit out sections from a video, not just amalgamate them, right? Google it, you'll see!

I still fail to see why you are trying to make me look stupid for asking a simple question.

I'm done trying to explain myself to you. If you still don't get it, well, I can't help you: I'm not an "idiot whisperer".

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 05:45 UTC
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whensly: why are they comparing the LX100 to the GX7 and not the GM5?

oh and you can find deals for at GX7's around 5-600 dollars as opposed to pre-ordering a cam noone has ever seen for $900 before tax and shipping.

Come to think of it, "no".

I feel that it should go like this:

LX100 vs. GX7

RX100iii vs. GM5

The ergonomics are closer between those models.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 03:53 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 article (302 comments in total)

As the owner of an APS mirrorless, I never thought I'd say this about MFT... but I think I might actually like this camera. (except no tilt screen, but everything else seems alright, especially since the body is similar size to RX100iii. Now all we need is a fast pancake zoom to go along with it (and I don't mean f4! I mean f2).

Anyways, I guess this spells the death of the Nikon1 system. :D
Maybe NOW Nikon will come out with a competitor to the RX100iii.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 03:28 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
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Scottelly: Sigma was the first to the large sensor compact camera game. In fact, I remember a photo of a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model, shooting a photo of herself in a mirror, using the Sigma DP1 compact camera. I couldn't find it on-line here, or I would post a link to it below. Here's a link to the DP1 page at Wikipedia though, so you can educate yourself Richard:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigma_DP1

what is your point Scottelly?

as for you Richard, you should know better than making titles like "the death of the point and shoot..." especially now that we are starting to get real point and shoots...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 03:25 UTC
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gulffish: Phone cameras, the really good ones, are great for all of us. Will force fit a new paradyme on the way camera manufactures have to think about protecting the P&S market, if it is in fact protectable. Regardless, we're going to end up with better, more fully featured and more capable cameras whatever the form factor may be.

nonsense!
it is protectionism that got them all into this mess!
Canon's EOSM, Nikon-1, small sensors, are among the examples available to you! Producing cameras that don't endanger existing outdated but very lucrative lines.
This shakeup is finally putting some power into the hands of the consumer... now that we all have cameraphones, we are no longer settling for tiny-sensor-crap in lieu of real cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 03:17 UTC
On Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 article (302 comments in total)

@DPR:
"allows shutter speeds of up to 120 seconds(...) To avoid shaking the camera in this mode, a smartphone can be used as a wireless remote control via the Lumix Imaging app."
You make it sound like you need a remote because of the long exposure time of 2 minutes.
I would be much more concerned with camera shake from pressing the shutter with a 1 second exposure... at 2 minutes, such a brief shake doesn't even show up.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 02:46 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
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whensly: why are they comparing the LX100 to the GX7 and not the GM5?

oh and you can find deals for at GX7's around 5-600 dollars as opposed to pre-ordering a cam noone has ever seen for $900 before tax and shipping.

You are right.

Perhaps the answer is: it wouldn't make for as much a story, because the LX100 would look so large?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 02:04 UTC
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (559 comments in total)

What we all want, is a small camera with larger sensor...
but if many of us are not happy with the Nikon-1 system,
rather seeking something along the lines of a RX100iii or G7X,
why create another Nikon1-like system?

I would much rather see Samsung introduce a competitor to the RX100iii with better controls and ergonomics, that doesn't have the dismal IQ of Canon's G7X.
That could be a winner.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 01:40 UTC as 6th comment
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