Absolutic

Absolutic

Lives in United States Los Angeles, CA, United States
Works as a attorney
Joined on Jan 6, 2004

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On Roundup: Third-party Lenses for Enthusiasts article (169 comments in total)
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Prognathous: Where are the lens tests?

There are not any. I think the problem here is not with dpreview, but with reader base. Most of us who read dpreview for years, already know what lenses are out there. I, for example, have owned majority of lenses in this article. But of course I'd love to see a review of each and every one of them, with the excellent tool that dpreview uses where you can select the aperture and length and see the sharpness, it is amazing. So when I saw the article I got very excited, and then I discovered that it is basically just an information piece on whats out there. This is perhaps good for those who just start in DSLR photography. For everyone else, just like for dpreview writers, we know everyone of these:)))) Looking forward 2012 to see some lens tests, dpreview!!!!! You guys will have a lot of time to do it, since because of the floods, noone is coming with any new bodies these days.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2011 at 09:11 UTC

Guys this video preview was absolutely awesome and I learned a lot. It all became clear. How come you've never done this before? You must do these video reviews for all your future cameras! Does it take a long time to prepare?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2011 at 09:25 UTC as 81st comment
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putomax: saying this with love and a german accent

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That is what I said to myself, looks decent, but $1550+tax for that combo, ouch. You can get a D7000 with 18-200VR at Costco for $1700 or so. You can get a Canon T2i with 17-55 F/2.8 IS. You can get Sony NEX 5N twice and have some money ready. You can get the best m4/3 camera with the same type of a lens.......

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2011 at 02:16 UTC
On Site updates: Gear List, forum articles and more article (25 comments in total)

Is "Gear" list work in progress? It is missing many of cameras and lenses I've owned over the years and still do. For example it is missing venerable Fuji F10 and F30 camera (I have not checked if F11 and F31fd are on the list).

On the lens list, several discontinued lenses are missing, such as, for example, a very popular Nikon 28-105 F/3.5-4.5 AF-D, Nikon 70-210 F/4 AF, or Nikon 180mm 2.8 AF (although 180mm 2.8 AF-D is in the list). Did you guys only put lenses currently in production on the gear list?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2011 at 13:04 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
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RobertJohn: Why should we buy this one instead of Nikon's own(18-200) or Tamron's version(18-270)? Just because it is smaller?

Tamron's version is generally poor, both the old and the new Piezo version, at tele end. Watch the digitalrev tv review and comparison of both. Nikon's own (which I owned 3 or 4 copies of) is decent until appx. 135, and then between 135-200 it is much to be desired. I can buy a used Nikon 18-135 lens for $175. What interesting in this version of Sigma i sthat they put their new type of glass in, which they also put in Sigma 17-50 F/2.8 and everyone seems to like the new Sigma 17-50 F/2.8. So I have high hopes for this 18-200 by Sigma with their new glass. I like the small size and lighter weight because those are used with DX cameras which are generally smaller and lighter.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2011 at 15:35 UTC

I am interested, I am sure it will be better than all other 18-XXX, it is new technology. If the price trickles under $500 I might bite

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2011 at 03:21 UTC as 31st comment
On Nikon J1 real-world samples gallery article (336 comments in total)
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MGJA: Thank you! Why is ISO not registered with several images?

those must be ISO6400, often when Nikon designates something as High ISO (meaning ISO6400 for this camera) many programs do not show the ISO.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 08:09 UTC
On Nikon J1 real-world samples gallery article (336 comments in total)

they let you take the camera on a plane? very nice

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 08:08 UTC as 136th comment
On Nikon 1 System First Impressions article (248 comments in total)
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rocklobster: Some more samples at imaging resource - night time street images that are nothing special. Agressive noise reduction in use here not unlike higer end compacts - G12, LX5 etc. These and aother samples I have seen dont seem to be up to the level of M4/3.

Cheers

exactly i downloaded some of these RAW and JPEG images and looked at 100%. Looks like very very good point and shoot. JPEG has a lot of lost details similarly to Sony point-and-shoots, except Sony point-and-shoots are now 16MP so you can hide the lost details because nobody needs to zoom to 16MP.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 23:33 UTC
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Absolutic: Just reviewed and downloaded images from J1 posted at digital-resource and I am not happy with what I am seeing. These images look like typical images from point-and-shoot camera. They just dont look like images from DSLR, or even m4/3. Detail is not there. I hope it is just a prototype, and actual camera would be better. I do like the idea that I can put my 85 1.4D on this thing and have a 200+mm F/1.4 lens on my camera, which would be phenomenal for concerts etc. I will reserve my judgment until I see more samples.

Well, 85 1.4D is actually not a huge lens. 50 1.8 is a tiny lens, x2.7 it would be 135 F/1.8. Not sure how large the adaptor will be in real life (hard to judge from the pix) and whether it would AF with older AF lenses is a big question as 1 series clearly does not have a motor for lenses (I don't see any sort of a screw on lens mount)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 23:20 UTC

Just reviewed and downloaded images from J1 posted at digital-resource and I am not happy with what I am seeing. These images look like typical images from point-and-shoot camera. They just dont look like images from DSLR, or even m4/3. Detail is not there. I hope it is just a prototype, and actual camera would be better. I do like the idea that I can put my 85 1.4D on this thing and have a 200+mm F/1.4 lens on my camera, which would be phenomenal for concerts etc. I will reserve my judgment until I see more samples.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 20:05 UTC as 179th comment | 4 replies
On Pentax unveils Optio RZ18 compact superzoom article (33 comments in total)

No manual, aperture, or SS priority? No GPS chip? No 1080p video? Sony HX9V kills it for $50 more. Most other cameras in that class have manual features, be it Panasonic, Sony, Canon, Nikon or Fuji. I won't touch any camera without shutter priority mode.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2011 at 18:00 UTC as 4th comment
On Nikon shares rise as Nikkei suggests mirrorless launch article (115 comments in total)
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Jogger: fail. you can get a Sony NEX 5N body for $600.. best non-FF sensor on the market.

C'mon everyone in the world knows they are announcing two mirrorless cameras within next couple weeks. Nikonrumors already has all the specs, the specs for all lenses, old news. Seriously, anyone is still doubting it?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2011 at 22:53 UTC
On Samyang announces 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC lens article (73 comments in total)

not clear if Nikons model will be chipped for focus confirmation

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2011 at 08:30 UTC as 24th comment
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