ZAnton

ZAnton

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

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On Panasonic DMC FZ200 preview (155 comments in total)

oh boy! oh boy! Pana has finally heard my prayer!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2012 at 07:03 UTC as 65th comment

Finally they've heard me. Super low aperture lens with good focal range on the pocket camera! I hope the sensor is not worse than in older LX3 and LX5.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2012 at 06:45 UTC as 39th comment
On Canon significantly improves EOS 7D with firmware v2 article (296 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: Knowing Canon, I'm surprised that they don't charge for it. Also, this could mean that they have absolutely no new sensor ready in the near future, other than the 18MP (figures..), so they cannot release a succesor to the 7D (650D to 600D, anyone) because that would mean releasing the same camera, with the changes from this firmware. They are threading water for the moment, I'm curios what will be the answer to the 24 MP sony sensor already seen in sony and nikon .

@sunhorse
I trash them, because their updates are useless. They'd better do the important improvements.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2012 at 13:33 UTC
On Canon significantly improves EOS 7D with firmware v2 article (296 comments in total)
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MrScary: What is the point in all this useless updates. Who on earth wants that high iso.all you'll get is NOISE & more NOISE, Pointless. We need LESS noise.
In Camera RAW image editing. Do we not waste enough time already when Chimping? Who the heck wants to do RAW editing in camera..NUTS!
GPS--Ah Ah, making it easier for D.Cameron and Buddies to track us...:)

Exactly!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2012 at 13:31 UTC
On Canon significantly improves EOS 7D with firmware v2 article (296 comments in total)
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Joaquin_peme: I am a 5DMKII user, and I am planning to keep my camera for a long, long time. Will 5DMKII users be left in the lurch? Do I have to buy a 5DMKIII to be able to use a Canon GPS unit?

That song by Aretha is on in my head now. Its title 'Respect' That's what I am asking for

Canon: buy 5D mk3 and use GPS.
User: But it costs 1500 Euros more than mk2!
Canon: It must be insignificant for REAL Canon lovers.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2012 at 13:30 UTC
On Canon significantly improves EOS 7D with firmware v2 article (296 comments in total)
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mmcfine: I am greatly thankful for Canon on providing an update rather then coming up with a markII version. It just shows how the 7D was already ahead of it's time.

It just says, they haven't improved anything in several years.

On the other side, it is still better, than making 7D mkII which is equal to 7DmkI and selling it at double price. As they do now with 24-70 mk2.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2012 at 13:27 UTC
On Canon significantly improves EOS 7D with firmware v2 article (296 comments in total)
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Felice62: Why doesn't Canon come up with extended AB range to 7/9 frames for better HDR experience?

Thay should have learned the lesson from Magic Lantern add-on..

Ah, sorry, I got it wrong. You have right, AB need to be extended. +/-2 stops it too small, but then they need to change the b/w and viewfinder displays.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2012 at 10:30 UTC
On Canon significantly improves EOS 7D with firmware v2 article (296 comments in total)
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Felice62: Why doesn't Canon come up with extended AB range to 7/9 frames for better HDR experience?

Thay should have learned the lesson from Magic Lantern add-on..

Cause that crap is for beginners only. People who buy 7D do not shoot in jpeg. Well, at least in theory.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2012 at 09:12 UTC
On Canon significantly improves EOS 7D with firmware v2 article (296 comments in total)
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akltam1: So the performance can be improved without newer hardware. That is interesting.

@BaldCol
I am afraid that burst rate was limited due to marketing positioning. Now they just remove that limitation.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2012 at 09:10 UTC
On Canon significantly improves EOS 7D with firmware v2 article (296 comments in total)

Nice but not critical:
-Improved maximum burst for RAW images (up to 25)
-Maximum Auto ISO setting (ISO 400-6400)
-Manual audio level adjustment in movie recording
-GPS compatibility
Useless:
-In-camera RAW image editing
-In-camera Image Rating
-In-camera JPEG resizing
-File name customistion
-Time zone settings
-Faster scrolling of magnified images
-Quick control screen during playback

They would better put a AF microadjustment on an 60D 1 year ago.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2012 at 07:27 UTC as 110th comment | 1 reply

It seems that Fuji are one of a few Photo manufacturers, who understand what lenses are good.
23 mm f/1.4 and 55 f/1.4 are good

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2012 at 09:46 UTC as 24th comment | 6 replies

Yea, Nikon DSLRs have built in time lapse. For Canon you have to buy that thing for 50 Euros. But the winner in time-lapse challange gets Canon!!!
It is like presenting a hair-dryer to a bald person.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2012 at 21:43 UTC as 15th comment
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Just a Photographer: Disgusting to see how large companies kill-off the market for professional photography.

It all the trend and this is another example that there is no future for the professional photographer to make a descent living.

In future you must be well known or die.

Intel marketing department must be laughing out loud.
Amateurs don't get paid, but their photo's will be used for cheap.

Once, driving a car was a profession, but since then cars become easy to drive, so everybody drive them. same to digital era in photography. Nowadays if you have "photographic" eyes you can make very good and talanted videos/photos just as hobby. Why should someone pay $$$ for "professionals" if he can get it for $ from virtually everyone?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2012 at 12:10 UTC
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TheSummerYears: No Image Stabilization for Sony on such a long lens? Pft.

to RobertJohn

I say it straight: InBody IS is crap. It barely gives 1 stop advantage. I have Oly Pen1 and there is no difference at all.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2012 at 14:13 UTC
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kevin_r: Same old f/6.3 at the long end - I suppose it's to keep the size small and the costs down, but it's really so boring. Nikon has already shown the way as others have mentioned already.

Problem might be with the single SLD element - unless they've performed miracles, the image quality will suffer at the telephoto end, no matter how one tries to stop down. If they really wanted to improve image quality, 3 SLD elements would have been much better.

I suppose the lens is aimed at a market segment that doesn't care THAT much about IQ.

Then there's the shortchanging of Sony and Pentax customers - they don't get to have an alternative to their in-built stabilization system, yet have to pay the same money. This is just greedy on Sigma's part.

It is a toll. If you buy a camera in States and take it to Germany, then after all tolls&taxes you get same price as "official german" price.
As far as I remember you pay 19% VAT and 13% toll for lenses.
And VAT is applied to the (price + toll) not just price alone.
So that's your difference.
Un UK it is probably simiilar. Anyway, this has nothing to do with "Sigma/Canon/Tamron/... hates my country".

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2012 at 14:07 UTC

Another stupid technology. Reading nano letters becomes cool. I have 22" 1900*1200 and I cann't normally read in internet (I don't wear glasses and have good vision). Have to scale up to 125%. Well, all pictures are scaled up too.
On the win7 I also scale up everything to 125%. But old programs, which do not support that, it is practically impossible to work. Letters are under 1 mm height.
Same problem in PS. If I paint (i.e. the mask), I can not see the border very good. So I have to scale up the image to 150-200%.

So what is the use of that excessive resolution?
Another p. enlargement pill?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2012 at 11:32 UTC as 19th comment | 5 replies
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ZAnton: Touch-screen = fat fingerprints screen => unsellable 3-4 y.o. camera => higher sale on new cameras

Just go to the used camera market and read how important that is. Probably you don't know about a number of different anti-scratch covers and protections for the normal screen.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2012 at 10:24 UTC
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AmateurSnaps: ZAnton I have never yet had a mobile phone with a damaged touch screen and it gets a huge amount more use than the 650D's will ever see. The fact that you think canon spent all that money implementing a touch screen just to improve future sales of new cameras did make me laugh, so thanks for cheering me up on such a rainy day :)

Anyway I just hate touch screens. Manufacturers save money, because touch-screen is much cheaper than 10-15 buttons. So I am afraid of that tendemcy of t-s on DSLR. Now it looks like fun, but I want to see you, when you will have to dig in touch screen menu just to change exposure. BTW, say hello to people in handshoes.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2012 at 10:16 UTC

Touch-screen = fat fingerprints screen => unsellable 3-4 y.o. camera => higher sale on new cameras

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2012 at 09:03 UTC as 93rd comment | 2 replies
On Just Posted: Sony DSC-RX100 preview with sample images article (645 comments in total)
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ZAnton: Finally they did it! Compact with middle size sensor and good lens.
Dear Sony, make it with 10-12MP and I will buy 3 cameras.

agree. I had same experience with sharp 6MP vs. blurred 14 MP.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2012 at 11:38 UTC
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