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qwertyasdf

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On Photokina 2012: Interview - Sun Hong Lim of Samsung article (99 comments in total)

In fact I miss the old days when phones have physical buttons, I could text with one hand and without looking at the phone, and also need not worry it would suddenly freeze, or shut down.
Not to mention the battery life, 3 days was the minimum acceptable duration back then.
Now people are using software to limit their phone to use only 1 core in a quad-core CPU, and dim the screen just to squeeze out 16 hours of usage.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 09:39 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply
On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms article (628 comments in total)

"keeping the same values that made our company famous. For example, that involves using the best material available..."
Gold and gems?!
Either he was lying, or Vitor Hasselblad did not use the best materials at his time.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 01:57 UTC as 220th comment
On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms article (628 comments in total)

IF i were Luca Alessandrini, here's what I would say
"We are building a luxury camera here, did we ever say a beautiful camera?
NOOOOOOO"

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 01:42 UTC as 223rd comment
On Photokina 2012: Interview - John Carlson of Pentax article (152 comments in total)

"Q: Let's talk about the Pentax Q......
A:...people are really blown away by the size...."
Sensor size you mean? ;D

The Pentax Rep recognizes that legacy PK lenses is a huge advantage for Pentax.
But do you think people want to use them with 1.5x crop?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 15:25 UTC as 49th comment

Im gonna bet my life that it will be rectangle with round corners

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 11:31 UTC as 75th comment | 3 replies
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samhain: You know what's really funny?
Photographers are supposed to be the 'creative types', working in a creative industry.
Yet all I see are a bunch of fuddy duddy negative comments that sound like something close-minded grandparents would say.
This product is extremely unique, interesting and so far outside of the box it isn't even funny.
You would think people would be more supportive of this kind of thinking, even if they aren't interested in buying one.

I for one applaud Sony/Hasselblad for their weird, funky new camera.
Bravo Hassony, bravo!!

It is merely a creative way to suck money from rich people.
It does nothing good to the art of photography.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 05:27 UTC
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Gesture: Maybe luxury and camera are incompatible concepts. But when I think luxury (premium) camera, I think superior materials, components build to robust specification, performance and tolerances above that of the competitors, the best possible lenses, etc. For example, for its era the Olympus E-20N was a "luxury" camera and remains so to this day in many ways with its magnesium alloy chassis, whisper smooth and quiet shutter, great close-range focus, wide maximum aperture through its entire focal range, etc. Hassy and Sony, think of ways in which Hasselbald engineering and heritage can ENHANCE these cameras.

A quick search for "luxury" in an online dictionary:

lux·u·ry [luhk-shuh-ree, luhg-zhuh-]
a foolish or worthless form of self-indulgence: the luxury of self-pity.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 04:14 UTC
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andyrox: So, Hasselblad is to Sony, as Leica is to Panasonic then..?

In a few years Vivitar is to Leica, Opteka is to Hasselblad.
Leica and Hasselblad are setting up bad examples of how to run a business, they should safeguard their greatest advantage, in this case it's reputation, not abusing it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 15:51 UTC

in "additional pictures" the second one on the left looks like sneakers, must be for sports.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 15:45 UTC as 372nd comment

Marc Newson the second?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 15:13 UTC as 402nd comment | 1 reply
On Leica reveals D-Lux 6 fast-lensed enthusiast compact article (19 comments in total)

When I hear of rebranding, I think of Vivitar, Pro-optic, Opteka, Bower, Rokinon. Etc.
Well, I guess I'll have to add Leica to the list

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 19:10 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
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qwertyasdf: Finally somebody in the m43 camp realises the crop sensor advantage.
This is the first ever tele PRIME, right?!
300mm F5.6 FF equiv DOF gives pleasing bokeh for mid range objects.
Good for the zoo, but still not enticing to birders.
FF 200 F2.8 lenses are relatively cheap, make one for m43, price it under $999, and now we're birding!

Actually not many 200mm f2.8 are still in production today, they are probably replaced by 70-200 zooms.
But, the Canon 200mm F2.8L II can be bought for $765 brand new.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 18:44 UTC

Finally somebody in the m43 camp realises the crop sensor advantage.
This is the first ever tele PRIME, right?!
300mm F5.6 FF equiv DOF gives pleasing bokeh for mid range objects.
Good for the zoo, but still not enticing to birders.
FF 200 F2.8 lenses are relatively cheap, make one for m43, price it under $999, and now we're birding!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 14:53 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Preview preview (416 comments in total)

Thoughts? existing GH2 users, will you upgrade?!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 14:27 UTC as 127th comment | 5 replies
On Semi-Duplicate Error story - DO NOT USE article (52 comments in total)

50X!!!
Wish they styled it like the SX40, which IMO is very beautiful.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 09:02 UTC as 26th comment
On Fujifilm XF1 Preview preview (129 comments in total)

That lens mechanism...
is slow operation a signature of Fuji?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 08:58 UTC as 58th comment | 3 replies
On Canon EOS 6D preview (1035 comments in total)
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technic: "Canon appears almost to have gone the other way, removing as much as it thinks it can get away with at the price. The result is the kind of conservative, slightly unimaginative design that's become the company's hallmark."

that sums it up nicely. what a disappointment :(

Good for Canon that they don't directly compare the 6D to the five year old 5D2 that is below $1000 (used). And who knows, maybe they even decided to use an inferior sensor in this more than $2000 'entry' model.

$1000 --> $2000

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 08:50 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony Alpha SLT-A57 review article (235 comments in total)
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qwertyasdf: Just curious, is the ISO of Sony SLT cameras adjusted for the light loss resulting from the semi-transparent mirror?!
i.e. for the same ISO and aperture, will Sony cameras give the same shutter speed as other cameras? Or will it be longer?

Thanks for the explanations.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 18:14 UTC
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tkbslc: Any rumors on price?

Next step, turn it into reality!!!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 17:34 UTC

This years Photokina is a blast!!!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 14, 2012 at 16:51 UTC as 22nd comment
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