Griffo 155

Lives in United Kingdom Bromley, Kent, United Kingdom
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Has a website at www.paulgriffithsphotos.com
Joined on Nov 11, 2009

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On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1509 comments in total)

Well Leica, to a degree, are renowned for their 'boxey' style design of cameras and this one doesn't disappoint does it? I don't understand the size of it or the price for that matter. Does cost compute to better imagery? Really? IMO NO! Basically to warrant the cost you're buying into a unique Brand. If it has been designed to compete with the top end Nikon D4's and Canon's 5DSr then Leica in my opinion have missed the mark. It's the Sony compact size and design, they should be looking to market against. Come to think of it, as it has been said, I do agree it does look a lot like an oversized Sony A7.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 08:50 UTC as 251st comment

Oh well, with so many companies now fitting a 1inch sensor in their compact system cameras, I might just have to doff my hat to NIKON... and EWell done for seeing the future! They were the first with this size of sensor (2.7 crop) with interchangeable lenses to boot! How many of us thought they were making a bad move.... !

Come on own up!

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 10:56 UTC as 46th comment

At this rate with all this copyright laws baloney there wont be any record of what life used to be like... Atget and HCB et al must be rolling in their graves... We might as well hang-up our cameras and rely on memory.... How sad... What a farce! Don't politicians who I believe are supposed to represent 'US' the people, (LOL) understand - probably not!

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 09:17 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review (476 comments in total)
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Mateus1: HUGE camera for such tiny sensor. Fuji should take lesons from Sony how to put 1" sensor and fast lens into body. Porobably Panasonic LX-8 will be also much smaller than X30. Some APS-C are just a little bigger than X30.

If you want 1inch sensor I'd go Nikon 1! they pack a great punch...

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 13:35 UTC
On article Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review (476 comments in total)
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Mateus1: HUGE camera for such tiny sensor. Fuji should take lesons from Sony how to put 1" sensor and fast lens into body. Porobably Panasonic LX-8 will be also much smaller than X30. Some APS-C are just a little bigger than X30.

There is simply no need for Fuji to change the sensor size from 2/3 to 1inch... Having used both sensors 2/3 on Fuji XF1 and 1inch on Nikon 1 V1 the quality is better on the Fuji... Mainly due to the layout of pixcels...

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2014 at 09:56 UTC
On article Hands-on with the retro Nikon Df (230 comments in total)

This is what Nikon should have done, instead of introducing the Nikon 1 system..
I think this is a cool looking camera -It will entice photographers to switch back or into Nikon 'cos as Photographers we like manual dials and knobs, not menu systems, don't we?
Its full frame and takes all the Nikon lenses..
Don't kill this one off guys with negative comments, especially when you haven't even picked the camera up!
I only have one gripe about it - THE DAMN PRICE!
Now what will Canon do - I bet they do something similar!

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 09:01 UTC as 28th comment
On article Nikon AW1 First Impressions Review (591 comments in total)
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Griffo 155: Whilst this is an interesting addition to the Nikon family I hardly think this will dig Nikon out of their lowly market share... Are there so many underwater snorkelers going to invest into this camera. I don't think so!
It may count as a go anywhere travel camera - but I find this as a very strange move by Nikon. To my mind Nikon have clearly lost their way.
Lets wait and see, I hope they have something up their sleeve for the next presentation, which will entice people to buy into or buy back into the Nikon line,
but, one thing's for sure I don't think it will be a D400!

No I mean lowly market share - at Nikon's admittance - in terms of mirrorless cameras. Nikon have got to check out the market mover and shakers like Sony Fuji Panasonic etc. Quality mirrorless cameras are the future and Nikon (and Canon for that fact) are not in the ball game!
This recent product shows me that there is no clear direction at Nikon and that they have lost their way...

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2013 at 09:53 UTC
On article Nikon AW1 First Impressions Review (591 comments in total)

Whilst this is an interesting addition to the Nikon family I hardly think this will dig Nikon out of their lowly market share... Are there so many underwater snorkelers going to invest into this camera. I don't think so!
It may count as a go anywhere travel camera - but I find this as a very strange move by Nikon. To my mind Nikon have clearly lost their way.
Lets wait and see, I hope they have something up their sleeve for the next presentation, which will entice people to buy into or buy back into the Nikon line,
but, one thing's for sure I don't think it will be a D400!

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 09:57 UTC as 141st comment | 2 replies

Lens looks lovely, bigger than I expected it to be in terms of dimensions.
Would I buy it?
Tough call that with the 18-55mm lens I have do I need it?
Another tough call...
Oh alright then! It's on my shopping list to Santa!

or do I get the XF 18mm f2.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 11:55 UTC as 41st comment
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beavertown: Not enough.

Nikon needs to put EVF to a 1" sensor Coolpix and to the APS-C Coolpix A.

Then APS-C Nikon 1 System or at least bigger than the 1" sensor in the 1 System now.

100 pct agree.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 11:51 UTC

This has the similarities of a Fuji X series camera with a zoom, but smaller and a much smaller sensor than the Fuji's! To my mind that makes this camera expensive!

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 11:41 UTC as 58th comment
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MrTaikitso: Dumb question, but which camera offers the best IQ, the NEX series (say the mid range 5R, that I own) or the RX100/(I&II)? I understand the NEX has a larger sensor, so am assuming the only benefit of an RX100 is the genuine pocket ability?

I have used both Nex 3 and Nikon V1 the latter being my preference. I was never happy with the IQ from the NEX3. Blues seemed to be always destroyed by its sensor it would take me ages in LR4 to correct the turquoise blue to real blue! Since I switched to the Nikon1 V1, I've never had that problem...

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2013 at 10:08 UTC
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Digitall: Amazing how Sony is now in its second model of this camera with 1" sensor, and a space of nearly two years there has not been another manufacturer to compete in this segment.

Erm, Nikon 1 are in this market as well and have produced a number of camera bodies V1 V2 J1 J2 J3 over the last 2 years I think you will find that a V3 is soon to come out... Not with standing the body production, Nikon have released a number of quality lenses to fit in their system....

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2013 at 10:04 UTC

Nikon never knowingly satisfied its critics or users!

There is always something that's just not right? Sensor? Lens? Speed? Camera size? Cost?

Personally I'd like to see what the printed image is like then I'll make a decision... on Paper though - excuse then pun - the camera looks a little decent - a good addition to the camera bag... - When used properly... !

When are all the critics going to realise that one camera cannot do everything...
A compact cannot do studio work and a D4 is not ideal for street photography...

Get real criticisers if you dont like Nikon go to another page! For those that do like Nikon products please 'praise' instead of 'knocking' all the time... I bet the majority of you haven't printed an image in ages... They are all still stuck in your little hard drives!

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 17:07 UTC as 94th comment

I think there is a place in the market for this type of camera...
Just got to get the price right... !
The only thing that worries me - April Fools Day is fast approaching! - Is this another elaborate fool being created here.. remember Chris Marquardt and his pin hole camera 2 years ago, and how the interest ballooned over that concept. It got everybody thinking could this be for real.... He received loads of interest emails and orders!
I'm wondering whether we are seeing the same thing... Watch out for posts... If and its a big IF (in my book) its for real I'd buy one! and post all my photos off to friends around the world for keep sakes!

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 10:38 UTC as 13th comment

As always the first creation of camera draws wishes and speculation... Just wait for the next versions A1 A2 etc... which will be no doubt better and have added features - camera companies cant get it right on the first edition every time - that includes canon sigma sony panasonic fuji (the list is endless) ...

Nikon add a viewfinder and by the looks of the other comments made on this blog you have got it made.. 28mm equiv. is a good street lens which I think is what this camera is targeted at... Next step put this sensor in the Series 1 cameras then you have the market tied up, buy Canon then buy Sony and the rest will collapse... NIKON Rule!

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 10:27 UTC as 130th comment
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Griffo 155: A 20mm f2.8 lens about a 34mm f4 ish, then at full frame, at $350 (about £250) thats a lot of money for that type of lens - Can Sony warrant that price?
I dont think so...
When you compare the Nikon 1 lenses (in this case 10mm f2.8 @ £179) which are sharper and probably better made, the Nikon 1 range is beginning to look like a viable product... In addition to that the resulting images from the Nikon 1 are better than that of the Sony Nex range despite having a smaller sensor sizes....
All in all Nikon have got the market right no interference on their Dx range...

That old Chesnut bring out the comparison jpg slide ridiculous comparison whats the raw files like Sony? They produce turquoise/aqua skys - all this comparison shows me is an over sharpened NEX7 image..
Perhaps Nikon will produce APS-C Mirrorless (nosnoop and Hugo808), but there has and is too much development with the Nikon1 to be just thrown in the Trash Can...
There are too many quality lenses coming onto the market place in this group... What I can see is the compact market getting smaller and smaller! Now dont start me on that subject!

Do you know I bet these were all the same arguments when Leica bought out their 35mm cameras... It will never replace.... its not as good as a 5x4 10x8 camera... etc

Suffice to say for me the NIKON 1 V1 is the best camera I've ever bought and I get superb A3 images! and all this is said from a person that owned an Nex 3 with several lenses and slammed the Nikon1 when it first came out!

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2013 at 10:16 UTC

A 20mm f2.8 lens about a 34mm f4 ish, then at full frame, at $350 (about £250) thats a lot of money for that type of lens - Can Sony warrant that price?
I dont think so...
When you compare the Nikon 1 lenses (in this case 10mm f2.8 @ £179) which are sharper and probably better made, the Nikon 1 range is beginning to look like a viable product... In addition to that the resulting images from the Nikon 1 are better than that of the Sony Nex range despite having a smaller sensor sizes....
All in all Nikon have got the market right no interference on their Dx range...

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2013 at 15:12 UTC as 22nd comment | 13 replies
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Lift Off: What a waste of resources.

Dont be so ridiculous have you seen that Sony have been downrated B++ now... Money problems more to follow and they have bought into another bottomless problem with money, Olympus, plus they haven't got the lens line up and the images need to be post processed too much! Been there and I know it... Ill stick with Nikon thanks...

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2012 at 13:26 UTC
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