massimogori

massimogori

Lives in Italy Milano, Italy
Has a website at iodurodargento.wordpress.com
Joined on Dec 15, 2009

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On Windows XP is dead. Long live Windows XP 'Bliss' news story (112 comments in total)

Fuji velvia was an easy bet, given the greens...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 06:53 UTC as 4th comment
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z news story (467 comments in total)
In reply to:

duchamp: How about offering a number of useful zoom lenses: the 2.8 wide/medium/tele trio and a superzoom 28-300 equiv.?

Galbertson, I have the deepest respect for Pentax. Indeed, the beast is not the 645, but a medium format zoom with 2.8 aperture!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 17:23 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z news story (467 comments in total)
In reply to:

duchamp: How about offering a number of useful zoom lenses: the 2.8 wide/medium/tele trio and a superzoom 28-300 equiv.?

Why limiting yourself to 2.8? Let's ask for 1.4 or 1.2!

In any case, do not forget to bring a truck to carry such a beast!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 12:43 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z news story (467 comments in total)

Compare to the other MF cameras: same sensor and resolution, better AF, better handling, a fraction of the price. Still this camera is a total failure for many commenters here.

I love this place. This is exactly where I come when I need a relaxing laugh.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 12:05 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
On Nikon to offer D600 replacements if 'spots' continue news story (173 comments in total)

Valued Customer,

We will be offering your precious camera an indefinite number of holidays away from you.

Eventually, if you are one of those who insist harassing us with the story of the black spots, we will even consider giving you another exemplar of the very camera that features this problem.

We promise to do this even if the guarantee has expired and notwithstanding the fact that buying Nikon was your decision, not ours.

Sincerely

...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2014 at 16:36 UTC as 67th comment
On 900MP portraits show human face in extreme detail news story (272 comments in total)
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Roland Karlsson: Those comments to articles are not good really. If you comment something "old" no one sees it. It is much better in the forums, where you have a browser of threads. Therefore, I copy my thoughts way below regarding art. Hope you dont mind.

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The definition of art is an artefact that has no other main purpose than the visual effect. A painting on the wall you call art, no matter how good or famous it is. A beautiful table you do not. Generally speaking.

Now, of course, the table might become art if you put it in a display for only looking at it.

And, there is of course lots of border cases, like paintings in churches that both tell a story and are decorative.

So. This guy made images, for no other purpose than he could do them. And then they are displayed. It is a clear case. It is art.

And ... it does not matter if you like it or not.

Stuffed moose head = art

Skull painted on the door of your car = art

Sidney opera house NOT art

Great!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2014 at 15:09 UTC
On 900MP portraits show human face in extreme detail news story (272 comments in total)

The ultimate blackhead mapping tool.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 01:59 UTC as 48th comment
In reply to:

Tony Bonanno: I don't understand why DxO doesn't address the Fuji X sensor cameras. The Fuji X is not a huge market, but it is certainly an important one and seems to be growing in popularity by leaps and bounds. I shoot Nikon, Canon and Fuji systems, but until Fuji is supported, I won't support DxO.

And thanks, Emacs, for your informative statement about X-trans sensors.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 01:10 UTC
On Fujifilm UK previews customized X-series cameras at TPS news story (125 comments in total)
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chj: Custom colors, not interested (they look great in black and silver as it is). But touchscreen would trigger a purchase. Offer what matters please.

Touchscreen would have deterred me!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2014 at 14:02 UTC

Looks like that Canon is pursuing a clear strategy since a few years. Have a look at an older interview with Mr. Maeda:
http://fakechuckwestfall.wordpress.com/2011/02/14/conference-call-to-canon-inc-masaya-maeda/

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 10:16 UTC as 49th comment
On CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II news story (201 comments in total)
In reply to:

massimogori: Marketing guys make miracles.

Let's make it less capable than competition, let's remove the viewfinder and sell it as option, let's add bulk, let's make it pricey.

And there it is: a different market niche that will surely find its estimators.

@ Wacon: please do not forget the optional VF!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 13:10 UTC
On CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II news story (201 comments in total)
In reply to:

massimogori: Marketing guys make miracles.

Let's make it less capable than competition, let's remove the viewfinder and sell it as option, let's add bulk, let's make it pricey.

And there it is: a different market niche that will surely find its estimators.

QED.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2014 at 07:49 UTC
On CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II news story (201 comments in total)

Marketing guys make miracles.

Let's make it less capable than competition, let's remove the viewfinder and sell it as option, let's add bulk, let's make it pricey.

And there it is: a different market niche that will surely find its estimators.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 13:51 UTC as 16th comment | 4 replies
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
In reply to:

wolfie: Wonder how good the body sealing is if the ports are behind a flimsy plastic door?
Any videos of it being splashed like the E-M1?

Buy and try yourself

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 07:53 UTC

Overall, a few new roads and some vegetation changes. A good deal of money that could have been used for a better cause.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 03:21 UTC as 8th comment
On Hands-on with the Panono panoramic ball camera post (110 comments in total)
In reply to:

Mr Seeker: I see some myths here that should be debunked, since the devs have been asked about it over and over again on the indiegogo page:
- It wont upload to a "cloud". You get 32 RAW images that you can send to their cloud service.
- Images are stored on an internal sd card of the panono, and can be retrieved by bluetooth or wifi (and can be read by a computer).
- Your phone is used to control settings and download raw images from the device. It wont send images over your data plan if you dont want to.
- Fishing string does work the same way as the pole. Just need a small screw and a pin.
- There is a picture taken with a mini-chopper, so its possible.

Please, do read their indiegogo page carefully before commenting that it is "useless".

I went to Indiegogo. Can I say it is useless, now?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 27, 2013 at 10:54 UTC

Too short the time to market from original announcement, too low the price. Please let us wait and pay more and we will be satisfied.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2013 at 15:11 UTC as 27th comment
On Consumer SLR Camera Roundup 2013 article (104 comments in total)
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Katier: "The Pentax can't match the Nikon for lens choice (particularly when it comes to the more affordable, third-party options), but it's an awful lot of camera for the money and one that may well be more satisfying to shoot with, if you've owned a DSLR before." You what?

There is over 40 years worth of lenses to choose from, and a fantastic range of lenses to choose from. The only area Pentax lacks a bit is for f2.8 professional long zooms - hardly the types of lenses that a consumer SLR user would be looking at.

I'm frankly staggered that the K50 wasn't the recomended Camera, it out-features the 5300 in so many areas.

Not only that but the 5300 competes with the K5 II for price, therefore either the K5 II should be in the round-up OR the 5300 not be there.

Not only that but the K50 is only £50 more (comparing Kit's) than the Canon 100..

Very poor round-up, very poor.

Totally agree, Katier. In addition to what you wrote, the typical buyer of these cameras will hardly buy any other lens in addition to the kit one. Yes, maybe a plastic tele-zoom.

Accordingly, stating that an arguably better camera (as argued by DPREVIEW!) in the entry DSLR level falls short of a the Canon or Nikon counterparts because of poor lens selection is exactly like stating that a serious company like Pentax will never win because it is not a Nikon nor a Canon!

Poor Phil Askey!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2013 at 11:09 UTC
On Book review: The Art of iPhone Photography post (41 comments in total)
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rdscibilia: People like Ben Lowy and Annie Liebowitz are just fine with the iPhone. No, they don't use it for everything, but they use it. Face the fact that it is one more useful tool that can produce real photographs.

The smart phone by the way is not just a point-and-shoot. It is far better. Why? Form factor and apps and connectivity.

Form factor of a smartphone is plainly wrong. It's an amplifier of camera shake and misses any tactile feedback.

Apps are something you need to recover a muddy picture and by stressing this point you are just admitting how smartphone photography is close to lomography. A good camera can produce wonderful JPGs that need no retouch unless you want to go that step further.

Connectivity is where you actually made a point. Mind you, you cannot expect less from a phone and it has nothing to do with the ease of taking pictures or the quality of the pictures themselves.

Happy shooting.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2013 at 07:32 UTC
On Book review: The Art of iPhone Photography post (41 comments in total)
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rdscibilia: One uses a smartphone because there are certain photos you can only get with a smartphone. Anyone who thinks you cannot make a good photograph with an iPhone not only has been asleep the last few years but is likely to remain asleep. The Revolution is here whether you like it or not. It is not whether the iPhone offers the best absolute quality, it is that you choose the right tool for the circumstances. The reality is that the iPhone can do the job more times than you may think. Do not dismiss this tool to quickly.

Seriously, rdscibilia, looks like you are the one in love with a gadget, here. Many of us have an iPhone: you do not have to explain what is capable of. As far as I am concerned, for example, I always travel with a smartphone and a CAMERA. Guess for what I use each of them.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2013 at 01:27 UTC
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