zakk9

zakk9

Lives in Thailand Samut Prakan, Thailand
Works as a Graphic designer
Has a website at http://epixx.wordpress.com/
Joined on Sep 18, 2004
About me:

Some Fujis, Nikons and a Panasonic,
and a few Nikkor, Zuiko, Tamron, Panasonic and Zeiss lenses

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On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (809 comments in total)

It's difficult to understand why I would prefer this over a GH4. The list of features where the Panasonic is superior would be longer than the 818 characters I have left in ths post.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 12:14 UTC as 108th comment | 7 replies
On Sony Alpha a7 II Review preview (784 comments in total)
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jhinkey: "All the size/weight advantages of not having a mirror mechanism are negated the second you try to squeeze an IBIS system inside the body."

Hardly. It's still smaller and lighter than the D750.

Who is the editor of these articles?

If you add the necessary extra batteries to get as many frames from an A7 II as you would get from a D750, the difference in weight becomes negligible.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 01:24 UTC
On Sony Alpha a7 II Review preview (784 comments in total)
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Everythingis1: The tone of the language in this review comes across as quite a bit more negative than the data presented. All in all it seems like this review is keen on making the A7II look bad compared to the D750 by minimizing the strengths of the A7II as much as possible and pressing the advantages of the D750 at every opportunity. While the review presents lots of useful and comprehensive data, I can't help but feel like this review does a poor job of understanding this cameras position in the market and communicating it.

For example, these 3 cons listed at the end of the review:

- No quick way to magnify focus point to check focus. (Even when in reality this is easy to do and can even be done while looking through the viewfinder!)
-Heavy for a full frame camera. What in the heck?
-No touch screen.

I don't seen these listed on the D750 review as a cons, even though it is a much worse offender in those regards! If I had more space I would give many more examples showing discrepancies.

The problem with the weight is that, although it's 216g lighter than a D750, that includes a battery that has less than a third of the capacity of the latter, so you have to add a couple of batteries to get comparable weights. Then, the weight advantage becomes tiny, not to speak about how it complicates logistics.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 01:21 UTC
On DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras post (241 comments in total)

Am I going blind, or didn't the Panasonic CM1 make it to the list at all?

It's interesting to see that the 3 years old Nokia 808 is still among the best out there. I use mine every day, and it has mostly taken over as my backup camera.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 12:39 UTC as 56th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (859 comments in total)

I hear from my camera dealer that the 7D II sells in very small numbers. Why? Because photographers aren't willing to pay the high price, more than 50% over the D7100. Now there's the D7200. How many photographers in the market for a sub $2,000 camera really need 10fps?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 22:38 UTC as 112th comment | 6 replies
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (859 comments in total)
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Gazeomon: My last Nikon was a D300s and it's going to stay that way. I'll give it to my nephew along with all the Nikon glass. Nikon simply fails to excite me as it once did. These comatising iterations are nothing but a blatant money grabbing exercise. I have moved away from Nikon because the D400 never arrived and never will. DX Canon, Samsung, Sony and Pentax is where I am looking with interest.

I hear from my camera dealer that the 7D II sells in very small numbers. Why? Because photographers aren't willing to pay the high price, more than 50% over the D7100. Now there's the D7200. How many photographers in the market for a sub $2,000 camera really need 10fps?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 19:51 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (859 comments in total)
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zakk9: The camera fondlers are attacking...

Do you guys ever take photos? For real photographers, he D7100 was, and still is, a great camera, but it had a buffer that was too small for certain kinds of photography. The D7200 features a larger buffer plus several other improvements, and all the majority of nerds on this forum manage to utter is "meh... the 7D II is better".

It might be an idea to remember then that the 7D II is 50% more expensive as well as 50% heavier. It's simply another class of camera. For advanced amateurs and a lot of professional photographers, the D7200 will be a great workhorse.

If "people" are unhappy with the features of the D7200, "people" are probably more than welcome to not buy this camera and spend their hard earned monies on a banana or a sports car instead. It's surprising to see how many think that Nikon owe them something.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 19:43 UTC
On Nikon D7200 First Impressions Review preview (859 comments in total)

The camera fondlers are attacking...

Do you guys ever take photos? For real photographers, he D7100 was, and still is, a great camera, but it had a buffer that was too small for certain kinds of photography. The D7200 features a larger buffer plus several other improvements, and all the majority of nerds on this forum manage to utter is "meh... the 7D II is better".

It might be an idea to remember then that the 7D II is 50% more expensive as well as 50% heavier. It's simply another class of camera. For advanced amateurs and a lot of professional photographers, the D7200 will be a great workhorse.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 05:41 UTC as 194th comment | 7 replies
On Adobe celebrates 25 years of Photoshop article (366 comments in total)
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m3: The Adobe company has during its course seen fit to behave in a completely opposite direction to the world-wide philosophy by reiterating its insults to citizens of every country except the USA, charging them much more than the original exorbitant amount they decided to sell the product for in the first place. I have told them so on several occasions, the summary of which is this:
In their constant paranoia against piracy they have tried desperately to avoid it by inventing all manner of tricks; all futile. Had they sold every one for 100$ to everyone in the world who has a copy they would have far more money in their coffers and be far from the unpopular corporation they have become. Their software engineers are marvellous, their sales department a bunch of idiots.

Unfortunately, you are right, although it has improved somewhat lately. In the third world country where I live, Adobe products used to be far more expensive than in the US, also when downloading directly from Adobe. The result is that a huge majority of users buy $3 pirate copies. Most still do, since they simply don't trust that Adobe will give them a fair deal.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 19:54 UTC
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tkbslc: What will be the competitive advantage that makes one pick a Pentax FF vs the other existing players? They need to do something moderately unique to stand out. They can't take on Canon and Nikon with a me-too DSLR system. Didn't work for APS-C and it won't for FF.

tkbslc: Sony stopped making full frame DSLR cameras with optical viewfinders in 2012, which leaves Pentax alone in this segment. Not much wrong with the A99, except that it left all those who prefer optical viewfinders in the dust.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 07:20 UTC
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tkbslc: What will be the competitive advantage that makes one pick a Pentax FF vs the other existing players? They need to do something moderately unique to stand out. They can't take on Canon and Nikon with a me-too DSLR system. Didn't work for APS-C and it won't for FF.

They have something "moderately unique". It's called 31mm f/1.8, 43mm f/1.9 and 77mm f/1.8 :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2015 at 23:32 UTC
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Peiasdf: Anyway to read this as a 1 page instead of 7 pages of mid-size thumbnails?

How about if they added some celebrity shots as well ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 06:43 UTC
On Nikon D810: A sport photographer's impressions article (252 comments in total)
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Don Romano: Nothing about sport panning shots?

The D810 does have an advantage for pan shots though: The possibility of going to very low ISO 32 negates the need for ND filters when doing pan shots at very slow shutter speeds.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2014 at 15:00 UTC
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (590 comments in total)
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zakk9: Isn't it a bit strange to call it "High-end full frame roundup" and include the low-end D610, 6D and A7 but not the high end 1DX and D4s?

The title reads: "Heavy Hitters: 2014 High-end Full-Frame Camera Roundup"

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2014 at 08:17 UTC
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (590 comments in total)

There was a time, not that many years ago, when this website reviewed camera models, not least the high-end ones, shortly after they became available in the market. Of the three "high-end", full frame DSLR models that Nikon have launched so far this year, dpr have review zero. Is this overview a replacement for reviews? "We can't be bothered with these long reviews anymore, but we recommend that you buy a D750."

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 22:38 UTC as 40th comment | 4 replies
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (590 comments in total)

Isn't it a bit strange to call it "High-end full frame roundup" and include the low-end D610, 6D and A7 but not the high end 1DX and D4s?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 21:59 UTC as 45th comment | 6 replies
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1418 comments in total)
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zakk9: Fine camera, but 1/4000s? Could you guys find out how many RAW frames the buffer will hold?

I found out about the buffer size, and that, combined with the ultra-low ISO and 1/8000s made my decision easy. Since yesterday, I'm a happy owner of a D810 :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2014 at 23:27 UTC
On Pentax launches K-S1 Sweets Collection article (231 comments in total)

For those who don't understand this, move to Asia or Google Yamaha Fino. Look at the photos. Colourful products is a huge business in Asia, be it cameras, mobile phones or motorbikes. More than half the world population lives around here, so it's a rather big market.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 03:08 UTC as 71st comment
On Pentax launches K-S1 Sweets Collection article (231 comments in total)

This is cool. Pity the 77mm Limited isn't available in pink... lol

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 01:09 UTC as 88th comment
On Nikon D700 Review preview (10 comments in total)
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driftnomore: @ zakk9:

what is it with telephoto long lenses,btw.

@chrisippus:

i guess that would be a good buy,with only under 1700 shutter count,lens and the battery grip. had it been here in my place,i'm gonna get it.

No problem with long telephoto lenses, and I expressed myself a bit clumsily. What I meant was that a crop sensor, like the one in the D300 (which I also have) gives more reach at the same pixel count. The D300/700 combination is very convenient, since the two cameras share more or less the same body and use the same CF cards, batteries and vertical grip.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 01:03 UTC
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