kadardr

kadardr

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On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (131 comments in total)
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Ontario Gone: Good video, but I question the "pro" guy about one thing. He's shooting the dead fish and just about breaking his own back to get the shot. Why not just use the flippy LCD to compose?

DSLR guy

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 11:45 UTC

Why don't they (or anybody) sell the grip only for say a $100?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 05:20 UTC as 67th comment | 1 reply
On Enthusiast compact camera roundup (2014) article (175 comments in total)
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Tungsten Nordstein: I can't take this seriously. Just the big names. No Ricoh. No Sigma.

I own the CP-A. It was cheaper than a GR when I bought it. Cp-A (for me) does not serve as one camera. If I take with me only the A I feell miising something. So for a shooting session (meaning almost always) I have a DSLR or a Nikon 1 V2 with me with a normal or tele zoom lens. But in the 28mm domain the CP-A is simply gorgeous. I know photographers who are satisfied with a GR alone. But that can be a minority.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 05:13 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2602 comments in total)
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40daystogo: Why would anyone carry a 910 gram Canon 7DII, when the latest Sony A7II slightly over half that, and is close to getting the same fast focus, maybe not in this A7 iteration but certainly in the next.

For users that need only a narrow range of lenses, the mirrorless solution seems better, and even that factor will be a moot point in a few years when given enough time to develop Sony's growing range of Sony and Zeiss lenses.

If you carry several lenses of min. 4 kg each the 910g of the 7D is not the problem. And you need 1Dx class AF to use them right. Sony A7 II can be appropriately handled with small prime lenses IMO. 28-35-55mm are available or about to be, 85-100-135mm are not even on the horizon. You are right: it would seem inappropriate to put a 40 mm pancake on the 7DII. (but the 24-70mm zoom looks OK)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2014 at 04:48 UTC

I wish I could get one at hand to check out handling. I do not like haptics of A7 at all. The size and shape is very very similar to the OM-D E-M1, but it seems to me the M1 grip is more ergonomic. And dont forget many users elongated M1 grip with a base plate (RRS, J.B.). The A7 series of jewel cameras are best with small primes. That should be the direction to go for Sony.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 13:38 UTC as 196th comment | 1 reply

1. I like this one, though no need for this, the best part of Df is the sensor.
2. I would like to see a mirrorless camera with this HQ sensor
3. I would like to buy a Df, but D750 makes much more sense.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 09:23 UTC as 72nd comment | 2 replies
On Pentax 645Z added to studio comparison database article (136 comments in total)

I wish someone made a 36x36 mm sensor. Or a 36x42mm one.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 20:17 UTC as 17th comment
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)
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djrocks66: I played with this camera at Photoplus NYC. I was excited by the specs but disappointed in the handling and build. It felt like a cheap camera in my hands. Sorry if this offends anyone. I really wanted to like it but it is not for me. I hope who ever orders this camera actually tries it first. The capabilities of it sure do surpass the big guy's offerings but specs alone do not make a camera.

I was comparing the DR curves. Scores are useless. The measurements section tells more. Your actual use is the real answer though.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 21:47 UTC
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)
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djrocks66: I played with this camera at Photoplus NYC. I was excited by the specs but disappointed in the handling and build. It felt like a cheap camera in my hands. Sorry if this offends anyone. I really wanted to like it but it is not for me. I hope who ever orders this camera actually tries it first. The capabilities of it sure do surpass the big guy's offerings but specs alone do not make a camera.

Please check the DR curves of DXO for 7DII, D7100 and say A6000. Out of base ISO they look very very similar, from ISO 800 they are basically the same.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 20:32 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X Review preview (394 comments in total)
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kadardr: Nikon 1 J4 double lens kit is $546 right now. It is better than this and has a 28-295mm reach.

The shooting envelope is narrow, but raws are very workable and picture quality is quite good until ISO 1000-1600 of Nikon 1 cameras. For the net you can go with ISO1600 easy. The N1 lenses are quite OK and can be used happily wide open. You can have exceptional results if you know what you are doing. I know dxomark ratings, not much correlation to picture quality IMO.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 14:04 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X Review preview (394 comments in total)

Nikon 1 J4 double lens kit is $546 right now. It is better than this and has a 28-295mm reach.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 06:45 UTC as 54th comment | 6 replies

They could sell the grips at a 'hormal' price!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 07:13 UTC as 152nd comment
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (378 comments in total)

Just to elaborate on it's not worth the money:
1. For the same money you can buy a Sony DSC RX1(R) (ok used)
2. You could buy a X100T AND a Sigma DP Quattro
3. You could buy any top of the line APSC DSLR with decent lenses
4. You could buy an OMD E-M1 with 20 AND 75mm primes
The list could be extended almost endless.
If you buy Leica you buy fanboism, self identification and boost through Leica brand, self confirmation environment through Leica brand. The product here is the price and the heritage and the halo of past photographers achievements. Express yourself through your images!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 07:34 UTC as 92nd comment | 3 replies

Very good samples. Camera has its own color style (if it is default) I figure. Very characteristic, which is a quality sign.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2014 at 17:13 UTC as 28th comment
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Dheorl: I'm impressed at how little screaming about equivalence there's been. Maybe that phase has at last passed.

Everybody is free to buy Leica M with Noctilux. Now that is DoF control.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 06:58 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2602 comments in total)

One thing is sure: 7D MII is among the best ones in the APS-C bunch. Not behind of any. When I compare APS-C (7D MII this time) with full frame sensors the real difference is in the S/N ratio (noise level) and color depth. In that regard FF is better, way better from ISO 1600. Smaller sensors do not substitute FF, just complement it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2014 at 15:19 UTC as 118th comment | 1 reply
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (511 comments in total)

Sounds honest and unbiased.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 16:49 UTC as 161st comment
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (954 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: Powershot G-series dcams initially had larger pixels (larger than 3um), albeit with lower res fewer pixels, and over time, progressively got smaller pixels, sub-3um pixels, and then finally, sub-2um pixels, as the pursuit of more mp for higher res was achieved, and incremental improvements for IQ in lo-light at hi-ISOs

now, that the mp 'war' has cooled off for dcams, and interest has waned as smartphones have included its mp war (encroaching on smaller sensor dcam territory)

offering larger sensor in small dcam bodies (and smartphones, too) is much welcome, and long overdue:

it's nice to see Powershot G-series also returning to larger pixels, larger than 3um pixels for G1X-series, and larger than 2um pixels for G-series (G7X, even though this is more an S-series form factor model, like the S120)

sub-2um pixel dcams can remain reserved for super-zooms, sub-3um for medium zooms, which could mean many more short-zoom or prime lens models with sub-4um pixel sensors for fixed lens dcams

@Sdaniella: It is so exciting what you said that I immediately want to see your images taken with your principles!!!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 11:11 UTC

I don't have a Sony right now, I just have a question: why do have the A7s and the two other A7's different mounts. Why the s version is heavy duty and the others are not? Something is not adding up here.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 17:22 UTC as 62nd comment | 9 replies
On Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted article (346 comments in total)
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beavertown: How about using this 20mm on a DX body?

Like 30 mm on a FF body. (roughly like 28mm) For DX the 13mm lenses are equivalent with FF 20mm.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2014 at 15:25 UTC
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