Ricardo Maia

Ricardo Maia

Lives in Portugal Porto, Portugal
Joined on Dec 16, 2003

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Shame they are letting the X100S out. Same processor and sensor as the X100T and XT-1, so hardware wise is not an issue.
That camera still has more to give:
- face detection AF
- AE in the same spot as AF
- Classic Chrome
- Customisable Q menu
- Customisable buttons
- Video improvements (frame rate and manual modes)
- Electronic Shutter

X100T users would still have a better OVF, better LCD screen, 1/3F stops, Wi-Fi, better button layout, etc...

Come on, Fuji, bring these funcions to the X100S.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 17:50 UTC as 27th comment | 4 replies
On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (435 comments in total)
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jorg14: Did I miss something but with touting all the manual controls, where is the PASM.. knob?

Working with a layout live this (same as fuji cameras), makes the PASM dial one of the stupiddest and worthless things on a camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 10:20 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (637 comments in total)
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Sam Spark: I think the X100 and X100S are well-loved by their fans, and Fujifilm seems to have fixed the issues I had with the controls; plus, the company's X-Trans-sensor-based camera still does produce sharper images than other APS-C competitors.

But much better at higher ISO than the Sigmas.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 19:21 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (637 comments in total)
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caravan: I own the X100 and this update looks interesting.The absence of gimmicks,articulating lcd,zoom lens,is most welcome.

No, older people don't have premature ejaculations over new things.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 19:20 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2307 comments in total)
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davidonformosa: I'm sure it's a great camera, but is the price premium over the Fuji XE2 or Olympus E-M1 worth it? I'd say no, but I'm sure Leica will still have plenty of orders for this camera.

Light leak was an early issue proptly solved by fuji, with a customer support that olympus doesn't have. Olympus has creaking LCD bezels and didn't do anything about it. Fuji doesn't have binding issues with their lenses or third party lenses.
As you can see, bashing is not good...

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2014 at 20:23 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (451 comments in total)
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Shield3: I'll hang onto my Panasonic LX-7 for now. It was under $250 ("used" warehouse Amazon (was BNIB), has a slightly smaller sensor (1/1.7") but a brighter lens (F/1.4 @ 24mm) and shoots 1080p @ 60FPS and 720p @ 120FPS.
Why Canon chose to leave off at least 1080p60 on a $800 camera is mind-boggling.

You really can't compare it to the LX7. And brighter lens are still far behind from the G1 mk2 equivalent apperture.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 21:20 UTC
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michael19843: Why did they not make this camera with a zoom lens? Pure mental concept to have two adapters. Just stick a zoom lens on it Fuji.

Try to find a constant f2 zoom lens on this category...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2014 at 09:43 UTC
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Mattersburger: That's a lot of metal & glass to get to an f2 normal.

Gordon, why are you trolling?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 20:08 UTC
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Digital Suicide: Fuji guys, stop toying around.
Just install a lens mount on the next gen X100SS.

Isn't that called a Xpro1?
I prefer this way. We still have a leaf shutter with all the noise and high speed sync advantages.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 13:51 UTC

That's a great option. You can get both the 28mm and 50mm converters for less than a single 50mm lens, ending up with a high quality f2.0 equivalent prime lens paired with a very nice body.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 09:32 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply
On Readers' Choice: Best Gear of 2013 Awards article (194 comments in total)
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Everlast66: The awards given to Fuji and Olympus should be renamed to the "Retro Fetish Awards"

DPR forum here, not a smartphone forum...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2014 at 22:14 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1656 comments in total)
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D 503: I am finding no attraction to the latest cameras. They do not solve any problems for me. I am not keen on the x Trans and would have preferred a good Bayer at higher resolution.

Shorot in raw and process them with the correct converter, and you will get more detail than any aps-c sensor on the market.
As for the foveon, they forgot that we also shoot in low light.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 19:49 UTC

OIS would be a welcome add on, as in the Panasonic 42.5 f1.2 for m4/3. Sometimes it helps a lot...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 22:08 UTC as 6th comment
On Have your say: Best Fixed-lens Compact Camera of 2013 article (91 comments in total)
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Jimmy jang Boo: Popular vote will probably go to the Fuji, but all the other cameras in this stated category have better IQ. It's not even a contest for the Sigma and Sony. Those two cameras are in a different class altogether. If you want a truly compact camera that is pocket-able, then it pretty much comes down to the Ricoh GR or the Nikon A. In addition to having better IQ than the Fuji, these two cameras are by far lightest and smallest of the lot! So while the Fuji will appeal to the nostalgic retro crowd and those who like excessively punchy OOC jpegs, all the other cameras are superior for various reasons, the chief reason being image quality.

Nikon A with better quality than the X100S? Where?!?!?
Sigma does deliver, but when it comes to high ISO values, it's a mess...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 10:03 UTC
On Have your say: Best Fixed-lens Compact Camera of 2013 article (91 comments in total)
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Richard Murdey: No bad cameras in the batch, only the Sigma is perhaps a little behind. Still, it was an easy choice for me. Ricoh GR : for pulling off what us GRD owners dreamed of but considered impossible: putting an APSC sensor in that oh-so-slim case.

Yes, but only at certain ISO values, since it is terrible at high ISO...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 09:57 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R real-world samples gallery article (125 comments in total)
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Alastair Norcross: Looks pretty good. Maybe even as good as the Canon EF-M 22mm F2 pancake, and only 9 times the price. I suppose you pay a lot for that extra stop (and size and weight).

I thought this was about lens, not toys.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2013 at 20:11 UTC
On More pictures leak of purported Olympus PEN 'E-P5' article (237 comments in total)
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zinedi: External EVF in the middle only, for extra money? Forget it. No built-in VF - no camera for enthusiasts and advanced photographers.

In the middle, but tiltable. You can't get a better EVF than that...

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2013 at 10:13 UTC
On Panasonic DMC G6 preview (199 comments in total)
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DElliott: Corrections to preview:
1) The G5 also had a 3:2 aspect ratio LCD, rather than 4:3 as stated.
2) The G6's battery is 1200 mAh (same as G5), rather than 1000 mAh.
3) The G5 also had the GH2 sensor, while the preview implies otherwise.

Body is certainly not in the same chassis. The GH3 is much bigger than the G6.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2013 at 21:24 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Preview preview (416 comments in total)

The results are very strange. The GH3 seems to perform worse than even a GX1 in these studio shots...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2013 at 22:32 UTC as 47th comment

VERY strange. These samples look worse than a GX1. Just compare them...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2013 at 22:30 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
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