zxaar

zxaar

Lives in Germany Nurenberg, Germany
Works as a Software Eng. (Computational Fluid Dynamics)
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Joined on Dec 20, 2005

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On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (539 comments in total)
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halfwaythere: Its pretty sad that even dpr has succumbed to the " low ISO dynamic range matters above all" theory.

I think most enthusiast FF users are using these bodies for their low light, high ISO, superiority. I don't get how is the A7 recommended above the 6D since the latter has access to the most comprehensive system while the former is, basically, a cheap mirrorless camera that happens to have a FF sensor.

" It won't be long before the FE mount goes out of fashion because that's what Sony does. "

So basically now you use some maker who has never abandoned a lens mount. That would be pentax if takumar is not considered to be a mount.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 05:54 UTC
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (539 comments in total)
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halfwaythere: Its pretty sad that even dpr has succumbed to the " low ISO dynamic range matters above all" theory.

I think most enthusiast FF users are using these bodies for their low light, high ISO, superiority. I don't get how is the A7 recommended above the 6D since the latter has access to the most comprehensive system while the former is, basically, a cheap mirrorless camera that happens to have a FF sensor.

@dark goob, so switch on and fire is how you take photo. In my world, think compose and shoot give me plenty of time for camera to start up in between. If there is something to be taken in suddenly, you would miss half the time anyway. Or if something to be taken suddenly and i needed to keep camera ready since i shall not miss it, I am sure i will be done soon and i will be carrying extra battery. For 90% of photography startup time is good enough with modern cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 05:54 UTC
On Sony debuts 21MP stacked CMOS sensor for smartphones article (94 comments in total)
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Jogger: Cant wait till they scale this up to 1-inch type. Imagine an RX10 with 24-200/f2.8 for Panasonic FZ1000 (24-400) with PDAF. Goodbye m43.

Large sensors would improve too. But for those the m43 provides good enough IQ for smaller sizes, this would catch them sooner than APC or FF.
For those who are buying cameras for size issues this would make more sense. Not all APC and FF buyers are after size, they are, many times, towards DOF

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 14:38 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production article (211 comments in total)
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40daystogo: Dpreview is an review and real information site, whereas there are tons of rumor sites like sonyalpharumors.com, mirrorlessrumors.com, akin to others like macrumors.com

If Dpreview wants to start mixing rumor with fact, it should have a separate rumors section. It waters down the aura of credibility that Dpreview has so meticulously built up over the years.

I like reading rumors, but I go to rumor sites for that, where we know it is not fact. It's like reading a Celebrity Gossip Mag. Most of the stuff there is just made up.

may be they are just hinting that new camera is in pipeline.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2014 at 04:52 UTC
On Size matters: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G7 X article (175 comments in total)
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beavertown: Nikon 1 is definitely finished.

@Richard "oh, but its f/1.8 so it must be better! Ya think?" --- A f1.8 lens can shoot at f2.8, f3.6 also. if you are comparing against f3.6 lens then i would guess the lens designed for f1.8 would be quite sharp at f3.6.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 04:13 UTC
On Olympus shows camera module concept post (65 comments in total)
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photo perzon: Mit nerds

are behind sony nerds.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 05:30 UTC
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Just a Photographer: I really don't get it. Why is Sony releasing only 'slow' lenses for their E-mount.
Makes no sense using the A7's with any of the proprietary lenses this way.

No nice shor DOF and only limited bokeh.

Is it because they want to keep the A7 series 'light' as fast lenses will make the total system as heavy as any current DSLR.

This way it makes currently still more sense to buy 4/3 or even better an APS-C mirrorless system.

"More then what you can currently get out of the A7's"

Sorry to burst your bubble but you can get lot more from A7s than you think. There is something called lens adaptors :-)

I really doubt you can catch 85mm f1.2 on fuji.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 03:53 UTC
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Rooru S: So far, EVERYTHING in Photokina by Sony is aimed for E-mount cameras. Maybe it's time to sell everything I got of A-mount and jump ship?

"Maybe it's time to sell everything I got of A-mount and jump ship?"

yes you should.

It is very clear that sony does not care about you, so why should you?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 03:47 UTC
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Marcelobtp: This will not sell that well because too much people already both the sony rx100 series. But man, this is something!
pocketable?

neil yes not a huge difference. In fact now we have enough large sensor compacts with 1" and this one with m43 sensor that one can have a pocketable compact for most of daily photography.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 03:38 UTC
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Marcelobtp: This will not sell that well because too much people already both the sony rx100 series. But man, this is something!
pocketable?

it is 100gms heavier and a bit bigger (10mm or so in each dimension). So not as 'pocketable' as rx100.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 20:13 UTC
On Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm article (338 comments in total)
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Photoman: Wait till Sigma release their 85/1.4 lens. 1/4 price and better quality, like their 50/1.4 ART lens.

Whats good enough for you is far from your claim of superior quality.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 09:47 UTC
On Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm article (338 comments in total)
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DuxX: Wide aperture portrait lens without AF at 4.000+ $/€ price... pffff. Brainless! Really wish to see comparison between this lens and 85 1.4G and what buyers pay with 3.000+ $/€ extra!?

Wlad this is what you think. But a point and shoot shooter doesn't think like that. For him put your a7 also into overpriced bin.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 09:46 UTC
On Zeiss introduces 'no distortion' Otus 1.4/85mm article (338 comments in total)
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Photoman: Wait till Sigma release their 85/1.4 lens. 1/4 price and better quality, like their 50/1.4 ART lens.

They will release it alright but better quality at lower price is just your wishful think.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 08:37 UTC
On Sony a7S used to shoot Chevrolet commercial article (278 comments in total)
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DaGurney: But it records to some low-bitrate, interframe-compressed, decimated-color garbage codec! Reportedly at the rather pathetic bitrate of 60 Mbps.

Not to mention that shooting motion pictures with a full-frame 35mm sensor is WORSE than using an APS-sized sensor (which matches 35mm motion-picture-sized frames), because the depth of field is often way too shallow to keep moving objects in focus, especially in the low-light conditions for which they're touting this camera.

This is ridiculous. Until these cameras have decent data throughput and a high-quality intraframe codec, they're not serious motion-picture tools.

Lots of burned m43 fanboys roaming here. :-)

Less light ha.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2014 at 09:19 UTC
On Sony a7S used to shoot Chevrolet commercial article (278 comments in total)
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dash2k8: All these haters coming out of the woods! I see this situation as Company A decided to use Device B to shoot Commercial C. Who cares what they use, as long as they get the desired results? The Mona Lisa was painted with a 0 megapixel camel hair brush but the result wasn't so bad, was it?

If you don't like the A7s, say "I don't like the A7s" or "I would use something more powerful/expensive/professional." To dump on this camera just because it's not an Arri is nothing but self-service.

Michaelangelo hated painting. Those who call him over rated really have no clue of history.
For a person who disliked a form of art to paint what he painted is miracle in itself.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2014 at 09:17 UTC
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (589 comments in total)
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Flashback: Still no 4K from Sony?

Could it actually be possible that their new Bionz X processor, doesn't support 4K.

Any road, Panasonic must be smiling...

it does not matter whether it is a still camera. The point was "Still no 4K from Sony?"
Off course sony do offer 4k, may be not in the cameras he is looking into. Nonetheless smart A comments gets smart A replies. OP will be careful next time he tries to be smarty.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 11:27 UTC
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (589 comments in total)
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Flashback: Still no 4K from Sony?

Could it actually be possible that their new Bionz X processor, doesn't support 4K.

Any road, Panasonic must be smiling...

Here you go sony with 4K

http://store.sony.com/4k-camcorder-with-1-sensor-zid27-FDRAX100/B/cat-27-catid-All-Advanced-Camcorders

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 11:00 UTC
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (589 comments in total)
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Flashback: Still no 4K from Sony?

Could it actually be possible that their new Bionz X processor, doesn't support 4K.

Any road, Panasonic must be smiling...

"Still no 4K from Sony?"

which planet are you living on?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 07:19 UTC
On Nikon D810: A sport photographer's impressions article (250 comments in total)
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Poweruser: I guess this camera is fine and all. But it´s still a brick and a technological dead-end. I know my little mirrorless is "worse" on paper. But so much more fun to have it with me all day.

Couple the D810 with a decent Nikon zoom and what you get is almost grotesque in size and weight.

@y Fogsprig

"Hurt? Oh yeah, I'm crying here."

Based on your comments so far, it seems like the most likely scenrio.

Nothing better than a burnt m43 fanboy. I enjoy them all the time. They are fun , specially when they are crying.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2014 at 11:21 UTC
On Nikon D810: A sport photographer's impressions article (250 comments in total)
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Poweruser: I guess this camera is fine and all. But it´s still a brick and a technological dead-end. I know my little mirrorless is "worse" on paper. But so much more fun to have it with me all day.

Couple the D810 with a decent Nikon zoom and what you get is almost grotesque in size and weight.

@Guy Swarbrick , good article btw did enjoy it.

Ignore some of the guys who are too emotionally invested in their gear to see things objectively.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2014 at 11:19 UTC
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