nathondetroit

nathondetroit

Lives in United States Boston, MA, United States
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Joined on Sep 19, 2012

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On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (342 comments in total)
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cheetah43: Sony, an RX100 with a VF - optical or electronic - replacing either the flash or having slightly larger body would wipe everything else off the market.

@rpm40

I agree that the RX10 was overkill. Admittedly, I would much rather buy that camera than spending $1300 a la carte on other 24-200mm camera/lens options.

If Sony could distill that value down into a shorter zoom and rangefinder ergonomics, they would wipe the enthusiast market clean.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 16:47 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (342 comments in total)
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cheetah43: Sony, an RX100 with a VF - optical or electronic - replacing either the flash or having slightly larger body would wipe everything else off the market.

Since it's release, I've always imagined the RX100's sensor inside a Canon G16 body. Doubled battery life, better handling, and any kind of viewfinder. Yet somehow it hasn't happened yet.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 05:18 UTC
On Fujifilm announces 1.4x teleconverter for X100/X100S news story (128 comments in total)

Pardon me while I place a football helmet on my Chihuahua.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 04:17 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
On Sony Alpha 7S in low-light: See video at ISO 409,600 news story (234 comments in total)
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Karroly: Unless you are a spy, or for video surveillance purpose, what is the advantage of shooting this scene @ 409.600 ISO ? This, by far, does not match what your eyes can see. You do not record the true "mood" of the scene...
Personnally, when I shoot in low light, I set the camera so it records what I can see actually. In other words, I underexpose most of the time. I do not want the picture to look as if it was shot under bright sun !

I completely agree; All of these new camera products never match what our eyes actually see.

Just the other day, this fool was trying to sell me a lens that turns the foreground and background into mushy balls of blur!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2014 at 05:35 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7S in low-light: See video at ISO 409,600 news story (234 comments in total)

Its so great to see the camera industry finally treating megapixel SIZE as a feature.

Why do three A7 models exist? Because neither model is better.

Three equally valid approaches to capturing light.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 19:24 UTC as 60th comment

I always wondered when modern ISO performance would fully shine in the form of beefed up megapixels. Speedlights, WHAT SPEEDLIGHTS!?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 14:54 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply
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Alexis D: People need to realize that this is a take anywhere travelzooom and so a small size is more important than a big sensor.

A 5-axis IBIS that works with 60p video is nice.

I'm completely with you on the need for more 1" fixed lens compacts. Since the RX100, that should be the new standard. Maybe not for super zooms, but everything else in the "compact" sector.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 03:53 UTC
On Nikon to offer D600 replacements if 'spots' continue news story (173 comments in total)
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nathondetroit: Angrily, the truck owner vents to his friend: “I’m so sick of these gas stations. Filthy equipment, rude employees, and I have to stop every 300 miles.”

To which the Nissan Leaf owner responds, “What gas stations?”

Very true. Most people going mirrorless need to grab an extra battery or two.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2014 at 03:14 UTC
On Nikon to offer D600 replacements if 'spots' continue news story (173 comments in total)

Angrily, the truck owner vents to his friend: “I’m so sick of these gas stations. Filthy equipment, rude employees, and I have to stop every 300 miles.”

To which the Nissan Leaf owner responds, “What gas stations?”

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2014 at 23:00 UTC as 39th comment | 6 replies
On Review: Ona Lima camera strap article (133 comments in total)
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Gesture: Real photographers = no wrist or neck straps; no camera cases; no lens caps; no UV filters. And I am serious.

Every man has the right to feel pretty.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 16:53 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 Review preview (273 comments in total)

I miss the days when cameras used to suck—I mean REALLY suck. Back when megapixels doubled weekly and ISO 200 was intolerable. Those reviews were exciting.

Now I just think, “Wow, most people will never take interesting pictures with this.”

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 17:35 UTC as 68th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (582 comments in total)

This looks usable.

(And thats all).

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 22:31 UTC as 82nd comment
On CP+ 2014: Fujifilm shows new 50mm teleconverter for X100S news story (183 comments in total)
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nathondetroit: Beautiful. There's obviously some serious X series glass if you want to go that route, but this available X100S kit offers a lot of capability for the enthusiast.

Everyday, there are plenty of budding photographers tearing it up doing 55mm 5.6 portraits with their kit lens. This 50mm 3.5 will definitely be capable of amazing work as well.

My bad, I saw f3.5 in a few comments and then read the picture upside down:)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2014 at 12:16 UTC
On CP+ 2014: Fujifilm shows new 50mm teleconverter for X100S news story (183 comments in total)

Beautiful. There's obviously some serious X series glass if you want to go that route, but this available X100S kit offers a lot of capability for the enthusiast.

Everyday, there are plenty of budding photographers tearing it up doing 55mm 5.6 portraits with their kit lens. This 50mm 3.5 will definitely be capable of amazing work as well.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2014 at 05:36 UTC as 19th comment | 6 replies
On CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II news story (201 comments in total)

Good news, I just finished ripping apart my living room, and the anger has settled.

While swapping the G-series body for NEX simplicity is heartbreaking, I can find peace in a new fact: this lens and sensor will render any $800 in MFT gear useless. Okay Canon, I see where you’re going with this… ***golf clap***

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 04:44 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply
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nathondetroit: Dear Canon,

I’ve been buying your G-series cameras for several years because of the excellent external controls.

Unfortunately, I’m sick of them. Slap on a huge sensor and let me menu dive!

-SAYS NO ONE

Lens rings can't be used when the camera is off. ISO and Exp. Comp dials on past models allowed you to anticipate shots while the camera is still off.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 21:21 UTC

Dear Canon,

I’ve been buying your G-series cameras for several years because of the excellent external controls.

Unfortunately, I’m sick of them. Slap on a huge sensor and let me menu dive!

-SAYS NO ONE

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 05:02 UTC as 72nd comment | 5 replies

My understanding is that these Sigma compacts are great for landscape photography. Stunning resolution, and the focus and shot-to-shot slowness doesn't matter.

In that case, this form factor still beats the size/weight of a DSLR equivalent.

Go Sigma, at least for pushing sensor technology forward (as is Fuji).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2014 at 18:22 UTC as 39th comment

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Thanks Everybody!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 08:10 UTC as 132nd comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)

This is getting scary... I'm so glad that I bought my DSLR in 2011, because at that time mirrorless was a joke. If I was making that same decision today, I would be laughing at DSLRs. These companies are pushing forward and offering us so many different bodies and lenses, yet Canon and Nikon REFUSE to make competitive mirrorless products. Eventually I'll switch.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 21:25 UTC as 281st comment | 5 replies
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