nawknai

nawknai

Lives in Australia Australia
Works as a Medical physicist
Joined on Oct 30, 2007

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On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (429 comments in total)
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jorg14: Great camera that serves a niche market.

I have the OG X100, and I think your description is apt.

It's not the flagship, but it's the sharpest knife in a drawer filled with Swiss-Army knives.

I love having it, and yes, I know it's a luxury. Having said that, people buy a DSLR or MILC because it's the most practical, and then buy the X100S (or not, X100T) if they have money to spare. I did it the other way around. I bought the X100 first, and waiting 1.5 years before buying the X-Pro 1.

If you shoot predominantly with a 35 mm prime anyway, it seems far more sensible to buy the X100T first, even if it's less flexible.

But that's just me. Most people do go for something like the X-E2 first.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2014 at 08:30 UTC
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VENTURE-STAR: I don't doubt this is a superb camera and I wouldn't mind owning one. However, the price tag puts the instrument way out of my reach and carrying it around and using it in public places would be a liability from the point of theft and accidental damage.

The question is - would it actually improve my photography and the answer has to be no.

I've been saying the same thing about Ferraris for years.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2014 at 12:52 UTC
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WilliamJ: Funnily, I've just bought a new laptop today. And guess what ? It's that new machine's diametric opposite. How one can reasonably do serious photo processing on such a little screen (12" !). How about the heat after some hours of work (can one work with it more than 30mn before getting an eye ache anyway) ? Is that computer cooled by super-compact liquid nitrogen cells ? 8GB of RAM at best ? Humm, ok for little files like a bunch of standard jpeg, but I'm not sure it can be enough for a large group of big Tiff to be displayed and worked on. And I even don't speak about the keyboard that seems not so effective for a "super" fast typing. I feel that Microsoft desperately have been trying for some times now to drag us from serious computers to "light and fun" machines. What a weird trend !

Do you understand that the SP3 isn't a desktop?

You want a massive screen? Don't buy this product. It's such a simple and obvious solution, and yet you just had to get your word in anyway....

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 09:57 UTC
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Bhima78: Awesome system. Glad they decided to go with a bigger screen which is way better for drawing/photoshop work. Only thing stopping me from the pre-order is no Intel Broadwell... it's still using Haswell it seems :(

Microsoft can't release a Broadwell-equipped Surface Pro unless it is available. ;)

Broadwell will hopefully be released by New Years, but that doesn't necessarily mean that the ULV models will be available at the same time. Or they may ship a bit later. Who knows?

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 09:53 UTC
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Greg Gebhardt: But will it run my Windows software? I tried their latest and greatest and it installed quickbooks just fine but when I tried to open my 250gb company file, it brought the Surface Pro 2 to it's knees.

I would very much like to replace my notebook with this but will it do what I need?

That.....sounds like completely BS.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 09:49 UTC
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Menneisyys: Gorgeous device fixing the prolly biggest problem with the previous two Surfaces: the 16:9 aspect ratio. 3:2 aspect ratio is just gorgeous and instantly renders previously, because of their 16:10 aspect ratio, enticing alternatives like the just-introduced ThinkPad 10 (see http://connect.dpreview.com/post/6895019353/lenovo-introduces-10-inch-thinkpad-windows-8-pro-tablet ).

Too bad RAM and storage configurations are tied together. I'd prefer a 128GB + 8GB storage / RAM config as I don't need 256GB of (very expensive) storage. TOo bad only 4GB RAM can be had in 128GB SSD devices.

(And, of course, the late August European availability is also a bit of letdown... as usual.)

You know this uses N-trig, right? Not Wacom. Just FYI....

It shouldn't be a big deal though. N-trig has improved a lot, and Microsoft has been working with Adobe closely with regards to Adobe software, and perhaps their stylus and digital ruler technology that Adobe had previously worked on for iPads (and wasn't released).

Also, there's a drop in pressure sensitivity (1024 down to 256), but those numbers are more for marketing.

There are downsides to going with N-trig, but there are certainly benefits!

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 09:47 UTC
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michael2011: LOL at Mactards showing up here to dish this unique product. Threads like this show why they are called bad names. (No offense to other Mac users who don't suffer from the same fanboyism)

I can't wait to buy one!

Mactard?

You're getting worked up over nothing, like you just got personally offended.

Why so butthurt?

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 09:35 UTC
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jon404: My cameras use SD cards, not MicroSD cards. The Surface Pro 3 only has a MicroSD port. How does this help a photographer?

That's the one thing I don't like about it. :O MicroSD on such a device isn't THAT useful, unless you're only using that slot to expand storage or something. Then again, it's not a phone. It comes with decent-sized drives (except the base model).

Everything else about it seems great.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2014 at 09:34 UTC
On Updated: Creating the Leica T article (197 comments in total)
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shaocaholica: Look at the size of the T mount. It could easily accommodate a FF sensor.

Perhaps they plan on introducing a FF version in the future?

Nobody said "this is it". Leica will release other cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2014 at 02:11 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2300 comments in total)
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imsilly: Great!

All Leica needs to do now is throw this in the bin and do it again with a FF sensor, an M mount and focus peaking.

Unlike you, I actually really like the Leica T.

However, I do wish Leica started with a FF model. I suppose they realize that as photography becomes more and more easily accessible, and cheaply (i.e. via mobile phone), even Leica needs to compete on price, even if on the very high end. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2014 at 23:16 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2300 comments in total)
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Kassra: how much does a block of aluminum this size cost? few bucks? maybe 10? extra weight around the neck and shoulder. no effect on longevity or performance.
a marketing gimmick which is a decade behind trends.
i'd be more interested in an innovative, plastic body.

Sure, and my wood desk is just wood.

That is....until someone actually does something with it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2014 at 23:14 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2300 comments in total)

I'm a bit disappointed that they didn't go all out and design a FF camera from the start.

This will definitely compete with the significant majority of the current mirrorless market, but Leica was never into competing with that market.

I guess this camera makes more financial sense to them? They're trying to stay relevant in a photography market where people are relying more and more on mobile phone cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2014 at 23:13 UTC as 352nd comment

Well Microsoft can't use the name Nokia anyway. Nokia still exists as a company. The only name they can use is "Lumia".

Microsoft can also label a product with the "Nokia" name if they release a "dumb phone". However, they won't do that, so in reality, they can't use the name Nokia anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2014 at 23:17 UTC as 2nd comment

People keep calling this phone a successor to the 920. It's not. It's an update of the 925.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 08:46 UTC as 3rd comment
On Apple patents bayonet mount for mobile devices post (72 comments in total)

I truly cannot tell if this is a joke.

It sounds like an April Fools thing, but then I see a link to the Patent Office, and unless the US Patent office, which I'm sure is a barrel of laughs, has put up an April Fools prank, then this may be the dumbest patent I've seen in a long time.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 05:47 UTC as 23rd comment | 5 replies

Edward Penishands.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 04:11 UTC as 20th comment
On Sony Australia releases a3500 with new kit lens article (144 comments in total)
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ijustloveshooting: really wonder what they've smoken to come up with a crappier kit lens...wt heck with 18-50? with slowe ap.

Exactly.

Also, Sony needs to produce another kit lens just for Australia. How much could this move really be saving Australians? It's not like the 18-50 f4-5.6 could be much cheaper than an 18-55 f3.5-5.6.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 23:20 UTC
On Apple applies for dual-sensor camera patent post (71 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: Did someone file a patent for the steering wheel+brake+petrol pedal interface in a motor car? If not, maybe I should quickly do that and get very rich. One of the football teams filing a patent for the slam dunk in basketball to prevent other teams doing it? A patent for a recipe? Where will this end and how much is this costing consumers?

This is nothing like what is being done these days.

It's costing consumers nothing. If anything, they're benefitting because with patents, there's a reason companies are spending money to create something totally new. Sure, patents sometimes such the life out of an industry, but the majority of the time, we've all benefitted.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 23:12 UTC
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RStyga: I think Pentax 645D is still the cost/performance king *by far*.

@Black Box: Even Nikon would know that's not true. ;)

Have you ever seen MF digital images? They're stunning in a way that D800 images are not.

They both take high MP images, but one takes nicer photos than the other. A D800 has its benefits, but those benefits are related to very high ISO, weight, and lens selection.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 03:33 UTC
On CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Sigma DP2 Quattro article (256 comments in total)
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Frank_BR: Size-wise the Sigma dp2 Quattro is a giant. Indeed, it is wider than a Nikon D4! It is even wider than a medium format like the Leica S!

On the other hand, technically speaking the dp2 is a dwarf:
1. Maximum shutter speed: 1/2000s
2. Maximum ISO: 6400*
3. No video
4. No interchangeable lenses

(*) The low maximum ISO is a strong indication that the dp2 sensor is noisier than the traditional Bayer sensor.

When you're outside in the afternoon.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 02:33 UTC
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