maxnimo

maxnimo

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Works as a CG artist
Joined on Jul 23, 2010

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (375 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Let’s get one thing straight. Dpreview has never given any camera anything less than a Silver award. The only thing that the silver award says is that the camera is not good enough to warrant a Gold award.

If they don't, they should have a BRONZE award.
And ALUMINUM, WOOD and PAPER awards - it's only fair and logical.

And don't forget DIAMOND for the very best.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2015 at 22:07 UTC
On Google Nexus 6 camera review post (116 comments in total)
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Jim Evidon: I usually avoid phone reviews on what used to be a digital camera site, but I decided to take a look at the review.

What I find is that digital phones are now where digital cameras were 10 years ago. As far as I can see, the only use for digital cameras in hand held phones is (1) use it if you need to catch the freeway accident you pass when your real camera isn't handy; i.e, it's probably better than nothing...a debatable point point. And/or (2) it's good for those people that really could care less about photography and like to engage in narcissistic exercises like taking selfies. Blech!

I understand Jim's point of view. My 11 year old DSLR still takes way better photos than any modern phone.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2015 at 21:58 UTC
On Tamron19-ISO-200-41mm-b photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Not bad for a superzoom. Not bad at all.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 18:47 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Quick Look: The art of the unforeground article (85 comments in total)

This reminds me of all those beautiful landscape photos where the only area in super-sharp focus was the stupid little pebbles all the way at the bottom. It always drove me nuts to the point of smashing the screen with my raging fists, wondering what sort of moron was behind the camera.
Just thinking about it makes me crazy - someone, please calm me down before I explode.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 01:38 UTC as 9th comment

carpeted concrete floor?

Really? Hmmm...

I've seen carpets with a lush, soft, 6 inch thick pile.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 00:26 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On Fallen in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (4 comments in total)

I assume that meteor only lasted about 1 to 2 final seconds of the 20 sec. exposure, is that correct? Did it ever hit the ground?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 31, 2014 at 21:17 UTC as 1st comment

So what do you do if you need a 300mm equiv. telephoto on this thing?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 18:17 UTC as 23rd comment | 4 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1235 comments in total)
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quezra: DPR once again FAILED to answer the most important question: Does it come with matching handbag?

I'm pretty sure the handbag costs extra, as well as the sensor, strap, battery, viewfinder, and the rear buttons. The internal electronics might be included, but not sure.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 00:57 UTC
On ISO-640-DSC00197 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Holy snap! That's one hell of a clean and sharp image. I'm actually impressed.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 21:22 UTC as 2nd comment
On Video: Capturing nature with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II article (191 comments in total)

I wonder what camera the director used to shoot the whole video... it was most impressive, with perfect lighting and exposure, especially the indoor scenes.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2014 at 00:31 UTC as 106th comment | 1 reply

But does it have image stabilization, fast auto-focus and 4K video?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2014 at 19:19 UTC as 13th comment
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (391 comments in total)
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vroger1: The reviews mirror what other sites have stated. It never ceases to amaze me that a company such as Leica could turn out a product which is so esoteric. I don't believe I have ever seen one in use. This problem is not strictly Leica's. Canon has for years striven to produce digicams with wide appeal but always leave something out- be it a viewfinder (Optical or EVF) or a fast lens. The only company in solely my opinion, which has time and again succeeded in bringing out digicams with the widest possible appeal is Panasonic.

But could all those fine Fuji lenses handle FF?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 00:27 UTC
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (391 comments in total)

What ever happened to the trusty, wonderful 50mm "normal" lens? The 50mm focal length used to be my most useful lens by far. It was great for most of my shooting situations and gave me the best quality images. Why is it being ignored these days? Why has it fallen out of favor? It just gets no respect.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 00:19 UTC as 37th comment | 4 replies

It would have been more helpful and informative if we had some indoor shots of people at ISO 800 to ISO 6400.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2014 at 22:02 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
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maxnimo: Okay, I'm trying hard to not burst into laughter, but what would a serious photographer use a 7-14mm lens for?

The only thing I can think of is a sneaky, dishonest realtor who wants to make a small room appear huge.

The fact remains that I have never EVER seen a crowd of people taken with a 20mm equivalent lens (or wider) where the faces toward the edges weren't blurred or distorted badly.

As far as good photographic technique, it all depends: if we're talking about artistic photography, that's a completely different animal. In artistic photography anything goes. Even a white smudge taken by a toddler could win first prize somewhere.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 19:46 UTC
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maxnimo: Okay, I'm trying hard to not burst into laughter, but what would a serious photographer use a 7-14mm lens for?

The only thing I can think of is a sneaky, dishonest realtor who wants to make a small room appear huge.

"........Yeah, NO ONE in photography uses wide angles! Yeah, right."

Yes, but are they SERIOUS photographers?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 02:51 UTC
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maxnimo: Okay, I'm trying hard to not burst into laughter, but what would a serious photographer use a 7-14mm lens for?

The only thing I can think of is a sneaky, dishonest realtor who wants to make a small room appear huge.

daddyo, your reply is the only one I consider somewhat valid, although the faces toward either edge in that crowded room won't look very nice.

As for ultra-wide landscapes, I've seen hundreds of them taken with very expensive PRO cameras, and they'd never pass my test. A landscape with blurry edges is junk to me, not to mention the overall geometric distortion of reality.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 02:46 UTC

Okay, I'm trying hard to not burst into laughter, but what would a serious photographer use a 7-14mm lens for?

The only thing I can think of is a sneaky, dishonest realtor who wants to make a small room appear huge.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2014 at 16:51 UTC as 44th comment | 18 replies
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Everlast66: I think it is laughable to call anything associated with the M4/3 system "PRO"!!

Surely there would be one or two enthusiasts, but no normal professional will rely on a M4/3 sensor for their professional work.

Yeah Everlast66, it's ridiculous. And so are all the silly amateurs that think FF systems are "PRO".
The only truly "PRO" system is 8"x10", which is what I use for all my "PRO" stuff. For me anything less is a child's toy.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2014 at 16:42 UTC

This lens could either be too cheap, or too expensive. It all depends on its optical quality.

I sure am curious how it would compare to similar glass from nikon, canon, samsung and fuji.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2014 at 00:47 UTC as 7th comment
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