ZAnton

ZAnton

Lives in Germany B-W, Germany
Joined on May 4, 2008

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tongki: and still have to change the batteries ???
no wire connections for battery charging ???

Are you a historian or what?
1) molded in contacts mean molded-in mini-usb port or special pins. Special pins mean adapter. Mini-usb port means:
- have fun drying those tiny holes after emerging in the water.
This would be prohibited by any tech. standard in all countries in the world. Because user can connect wet contacts to the car or 110/220V net.
- have fun cleaning those contacts and holes after emerging into saulty water
2) those pins must be done inside of the frame, so that you don't hook everything. That means even more troubles with drying + much more complicated body + much less robust body + 1cm of space
3) the usb port is on the side of the GoPro. So electric connection would need a bendable cable inside. Tat means at least another 1,5cm of space inside.

All in all, this body would be so big and cost so much, that the demand would be vanishingly small.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 10:53 UTC
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tongki: and still have to change the batteries ???
no wire connections for battery charging ???

Otherwise drill a hole in front of mini-usb port and plug a power supply.
There are enough car usb chargers on the market and long usb to mini-usb cables.
There are also enough of "opened" GoPro holders with access to all buttons and ports. For single body as well as for a body with a LCD back screen.
http://www.amazon.com/Konsait-Protective-Standard-Border-Housing/dp/B00UA5DLGA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1437643568&sr=8-1&keywords=gopro+holder

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 09:24 UTC
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Zeisschen: I really can't wait for all the videos of people driving to Walmart

I would say not narcissic, but simply dangerous. People start doing stupid things when their GoPro is ON.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 09:00 UTC
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tongki: and still have to change the batteries ???
no wire connections for battery charging ???

If you want to have a sealed body - no. Otherwise drill a hole in front of mini-usb port and plug a power supply.
There are enough car usb chargers on the market and long usb to mini-usb cables.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 08:59 UTC
On Nikon D810A added to studio test scene comparison article (26 comments in total)
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ZAnton: Wow, well done Nikon!
Significantly better than normal 810 and Canon 5 DS R

Yes, I meant noise performance.
Nowadays noise performance is barely visible and pixel peepers start splitting hairs. 810A has a clear advantage over 810 and other cameras (wich comparable resolution)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 08:53 UTC
On Nikon D810A added to studio test scene comparison article (26 comments in total)

Wow, well done Nikon!
Significantly better than normal 810 and Canon 5 DS R

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 16:51 UTC as 9th comment | 4 replies
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ZAnton: And next zoom from Sigma will be like 24-25mm f/1.4; 1 kg weight; 17cm long and 12cm in diameter?
Fro those who doesn't want to llose a moment:
get 2 DSLRs with 2 light primes.

Pros will get 2 bodies.
Amatures will be fine with standard f/3.5-5.6 zoom.
Amatures will be happy with standard f/2.8 zoom.

So this lens is only for some techical freaks. Not a very big market niche.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 08:13 UTC
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fmian: I would rather just get a Canon 28mm f/2.8 IS.
Take a step back for wider coverage and a step forward (or crop) for a tighter shot.
IS mostly overcomes the 1 stop advantage of a f/2.0 lens, as you can easily shoot handheld at 1/8s with the IS lens.
It's less than half the size and weighs 3.5x less than the 24-35.
In terms of sharpness I can only look at the Sigma 18-35 f1.8 crop to compare it with, and the 28mm trounces that lens when it's also set to 28mm f/2.8.
I'm thinking Sigma has kind of lost the plot here and are going for the spectacle of having a wider aperture zoom than anything else. With a lot of sacrifices though...
Anyway, just my thoughts.

IS doesn't always help. You can't shoot people (irl, not in a studio) at expos. shorter than 1/30s, and you'd better have 1/60 s.
So those 4 claimed stops of IS won't help. You cant photograph people at 1/2 s. To say nothing about kids.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 07:27 UTC

And next zoom from Sigma will be like 24-25mm f/1.4; 1 kg weight; 17cm long and 12cm in diameter?
Fro those who doesn't want to llose a moment:
get 2 DSLRs with 2 light primes.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 07:24 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
On Canon PowerShot G3 X gets official introduction article (228 comments in total)
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cgarrard: Officially- This camera is severely handicapped without a built in finder- both financially and comparatively. A nice built in EVF for the same price would make this camera much more interesting to me.

I don't need a VF, neither my wife or mum do.
I like VF in SLRs, especially those gorgeous VF in Nikon D800 or D4, but those tiny build-in nano-VF in compacts are totally useless.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 07:21 UTC

They would better do an on-chip PDAF, instead of those stupid FPSes.
RX 100 needs a longer lens. 70mm is way too short.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 09:02 UTC as 20th comment | 8 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 Review preview (842 comments in total)

To DPReview: Thanks for the exellent comparison. It would also be nice to see lens comparison at 35, 50 and 85/100 mm equivalents. For example on the studio test scene at 60mm Pana has definitely sharper image in the center and 2/3 outside (cards). So those focus lengths are much more usefull than telezoom extremes such as 200 or 400mm.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2015 at 11:25 UTC as 10th comment

0:40-0:47 AF hunts =)

Direct link | Posted on May 26, 2015 at 19:55 UTC as 7th comment
On Hands-on with new Olympus PRO 8mm and 7-14mm lenses article (285 comments in total)
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ZAnton: Ho ho ho, concerning other Oly lenses, I wonder what horryfying barrel distortions will that 7-14 have.

the trick is, after correction (and cropping) it is not 7mm any more.
It will be 8 or even 9 mm.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 20:13 UTC
On Hands-on with new Olympus PRO 8mm and 7-14mm lenses article (285 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: ZAnton:

The Nikon 1 system has an f/1.8 18mm lens and an f/2.8 10mm lens.

The system doesn't have fast zooms.

For 2.7 crop f/2.8 can barely be counted as "bright".
Ok, I missed 18 f/1,8.
But still, their zooms are way too dark, f/3,5 and worse.
No f/2.8, f/2.0 or better standard zoom.
No wide-angle fixes, no wide-angle zoom,
no more or less bright tele and portrait.
And 32mm for 711 Euro - seriously? 711 Euro for a toy camera?
To the top of all, 1 doesn't accept Nikon flashes and "old" Nikkor lenses are so unsharp, that they are totally unusable on Nikon 1. So for me, as a Nikon owner Nikon 1 doesn't make any sense. I bought M43 for my wife.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 14:47 UTC
On Hands-on with new Olympus PRO 8mm and 7-14mm lenses article (285 comments in total)
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ZAnton: Ho ho ho, concerning other Oly lenses, I wonder what horryfying barrel distortions will that 7-14 have.

*conserning -> considering

All their recent lenses have massive distortions. Both Oly and Pana.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 14:34 UTC
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ImageAmateur: Looking forward to the Photozone review. I currently use an older Tokina 28-70 2.8 AF-D and it works lovely on my D300. Really nice optics.

If this lens comes with the usual Tokina optical excellence, and comes in around USD1,000 it will surely sell well.

Hopefully they keep QC in top form, avoid decentering issue with copies etc.

I don't care about VR, moreso optical and build quality. And at say, 1,000 it will not be much more expensive than some fast primes and much cheaper than others.

16-28 on a crop sensor?
Are you OK?

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 11:52 UTC
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Azzy: $1250 ??? 1,010g ???? 82mm filter???? no VR ????

Good luck Tokina....you'll need it

The price will go down very steep, but that's still not enough.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 11:51 UTC
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WindKeeper: I'll admit, I expected this lens to be in the $700-900 range. The first assumption of $1250 really puts me off. I know I've been vocal about waiting (no lie) since February of 2014 to give this a shot. Sounds like I'm either getting the Nikon used or maybe going for the Sigma. I've used the Tamron quite a bit and simply can't stand the aberrations.

The real price will be at 1/2 of the recommended in 2 month.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 11:49 UTC
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Albert Silver: The biggest issue I have with it is neither the price nor the concerns of sharpness, but the weight: 1010g !! (over 2.2 pounds) That is heavier than any 24-70 out there and by quite a margin. For example, it is over 25% heavier than the Canon equivalent. I know a lot of people complaining about the weight of 24-70 lenses as it is, so it is hard to imagine this being a runaway success unless the optics are out of this world, and the AF is too.

@ImageAmateur
The thing is, optically Tokina is not better than any of the competition.
Neither it has an OS/IS/VR, like Tamron has.
It will be good, if its IQ will reach at least level of Tamron or Nikon.

So it is in all regards Tokina is WORSE than the rest.
The only advantage - price, but is it enough?
I own Tamron, and I find it bloody heavy.
Add another 200 gramms and save $50-$100 - no thanks.
And again, Tamron at least has OS/IS/VR.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 11:47 UTC
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