Maaku

Maaku

Joined on Sep 23, 2011

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review preview (585 comments in total)
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simp1yamazn: So I'm looking at the GX7, A6000, and OM-D E-M10. I think I'm leaning towards the m4/3 due to larger selection and seemingly better quality/value of the lenses. So that leaves the GX7 and E-M10. From what I can tell the GX7 has better video capabilities but does not employ the IBIS when recording video. Realistically, without IS I would probably get better video from the E-M10 simply because shaking would render video nearly useless with any kind of zoom. However, the E-M10's 1080/30 video recording with no option for 24p or 720/60 is stupid. So my question is this, if using the GX7 to record video and the LENS has image stabilization, is the IS deactivated for both body and lens? Or would this be a possible solution assuming I buy a lens with OIS? Thanks!

The OIS in the lenses work with video

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 22:02 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2291 comments in total)
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Frank_BR: I bet that Leica will get more comments here than orders for its new camera. :-)

I'll bet you're wrong . they'll sell all they can build

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2014 at 01:16 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2291 comments in total)
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Clean: There's a reason it looks like an Apple product. Jony Ive did a special Leica for the RED auction. I am sure Leica didn't just toss all the materials related to it. I think it went for several hundred thousand dollars.

Audi designed it

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2014 at 01:12 UTC
On Updated: Creating the Leica T article (196 comments in total)
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G1Houston: If you guys remember that the Apple head designer John Ivy designed a Leica for charity auction. It seems that his design must influence Leica's in a much broader way. This Leica not only shares Apple's aesthetics but its UIF of less is more. This is one nice and clean modern looking cameras with a great UIF. All other camera makers, please take note!

Audi designed it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 00:13 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (813 comments in total)

$2300 and no charger?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2014 at 03:41 UTC as 53rd comment | 3 replies
On Nikon Df Review preview (1627 comments in total)
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EvilTed: I got one from B&H.
The box was covered in finger prints, as was the camera.
The camera had 932 actuation's!

As for the camera, the thing is a toy compared to other DSLRs.
Flimsy and nowehre near as stylish as some think.
I thought it quite badly executed and cheap looking and feeling.

It was shipped right back to B&H for a refund.

ET

BS. You're a troll

Direct link | Posted on Dec 26, 2013 at 09:14 UTC

How about making a profit...?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 00:52 UTC as 63rd comment
On Sony A3000 preview (677 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Sony is so smart. They know that the average consumers only look at the specs list when making a camera buying decision. They want to see if it has the most megapixels(Check), has Full-HD video(Check although it is 1080i according to dpreview), and does it have a really high ISO limit(Check).

Give the people exactly what they want to see for next to nothing. They will take better pictures with this camera than their pocket camera or phone and they won’t have to break the bank to do it. Once you have them locked into Sony lenses you will have a customer for life even if there are better options out there.

If SONY is so smart , Why are they on the edge of bankruptcy.?
Name a single significant SONY product

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 18:28 UTC
On Olympus stems losses but PEN sales disappoint article (233 comments in total)

Out of Sony, Panasonic, Fuji, Oly, which, if not all, will be out of the camera business...?
With the consumer market in turmoil, these four are really in trouble, Panasonic and Sony might leave the entire consumer market. I think Fuji has a chance although cameras are only about 4% of their business and losing money, They'll
stay in because of the X line. Olympus is toast, they keep pumping out new models of mirrorless, and the market just isn't growing like they thought.
Maybe Samsung will by one of them

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2013 at 03:20 UTC as 18th comment | 8 replies
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rrr_hhh: "The negatives in the so-called 'Mexican suitcase' were from Capa's coverage of the Spanish Civil War. He travelled to Spain in 1936 and shot hundreds of rolls of film during the conflict, which these days is relatively little-known outside Spain."
What !? Relatively little-known ? This can only be true for the Americans who were brainwashed by years of anti-communist propaganda and whose government cared for good relationships with fascist Franco government.

This tragedy is well known in the EU, where official government kept quiet while the progressists and democrates were massacrated. The controversy is still raging in Spain, where the history of those crimes need to be revisited.

HA ha ..! A true believer in 2013..? Sorry to give you bad news Comrade Yerbouti , but Capitalism won. If you were better informed you'd know that the Soviet Union is no more the followers of Chairman Mao are the Earths greatest capitalists and Russian millionaires are buying mansions in Miami Beach.
I know the history of Marxism , It barely lasted 100 yrs at gunpoint.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2013 at 18:12 UTC
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rrr_hhh: "The negatives in the so-called 'Mexican suitcase' were from Capa's coverage of the Spanish Civil War. He travelled to Spain in 1936 and shot hundreds of rolls of film during the conflict, which these days is relatively little-known outside Spain."
What !? Relatively little-known ? This can only be true for the Americans who were brainwashed by years of anti-communist propaganda and whose government cared for good relationships with fascist Franco government.

This tragedy is well known in the EU, where official government kept quiet while the progressists and democrates were massacrated. The controversy is still raging in Spain, where the history of those crimes need to be revisited.

"Americans who were brainwashed by years of anti-communist propaganda"...? Communist regimes murdered 100-150 million people, taking and maintaining power.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2013 at 14:27 UTC
On Nikon 1 System Preview preview (151 comments in total)
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NikonScavenger: Whether it's the fact that Nikon started development of this project back in 2007 and missed the bus when micro 4/3rds surpassed them, or whether Nikon feels they need to make a half-assed product for every great product they make (like the D7000), this camera system is a compromise.

The whole point of micro 4/3rds was sacrificing some of the quality of a DSLR for incredible portability. Making a photosensor smaller than micro 4/3 pushes it to the enthusiast compact market and further and further away from DSLR. It comes down to whether you want a point and shoot with an interchangeable lens. I have no idea even if you could or would want to use your Nikkor lenses with a 2.7x.

Mirrorless ultracompact interchangeable lens cameras also appeal to the crowd that thinks that you can only take great pictures with a DSLR but can't be bothered to deal with the bulk and complexity of using one (the guys who use a 300mm zoom with the popup flash outdoors), so it just has to look the part.

There was no thought put into Micro 4/3. It came about when Olympus DSLR's tanked with their crummy small sensor system that no one wanted. 4/3 has been around for years.
The sensor could have been any size

I'll bet the Nikon 1 sells very well, They're pretty nice

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2011 at 22:58 UTC
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Ibida Bab: People had enough of mediocre quality over-priced Made in China products...simple as that.

Let's review,
"The compact system camera segment is still a huge growth area for the digital cameras market"
the Mirrorless market is up 36% for the year.
It's off 1% for the month of September.

You're right . People sure are tired of them

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2011 at 22:33 UTC
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CameraLabTester: One needs to question:

How come so much negative comments and put downs for such a minor niche market camera?

Anybody's answer, but let me put in some:

1. Consumers are going to get angry when manufacturers insult their intelligence.
2. Buyers are smart enough these days to sniff a raw deal.
3. Loyal brand followers are upset the brand they learned to love, admire, follow, support, endorse and be proud of, has LET THEM DOWN on this 1 series.

Nikon should immediately REMOVE from their payroll the DESIGNER of this 1 series and replace them with anybody decent enough to work the hard yards and design the camera from their HEARTS and not with their empty minds.

Have you actually used it ..? If not , your opinion is meaningless
There are now a number of reports and samples from actual users.
The conclusions are starting to come in. It's very high quality , fast and takes excellent images

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2011 at 00:47 UTC

I've played with one
This camera's awesome ..! 10 fps with no finder blackout , extremely fast focus
With the adapter my 70-200 2.8 becomes a 189-540 2.8 .. 10 fps ..!
This thing has the potential to be a really great sports camera.
It's very well made and a lot smaller than it appears. The kit lenses are very well made,

The question is ,how long before they bring out the normal fast prime

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2011 at 23:18 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies
On Nikon 1 System Preview preview (151 comments in total)
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kevin_r: I suspect Nikon is using this as a market test to check reaction to the superfast phase detect AF on sensor plus contrast detect AF. They've [hopefully] got the same kind of thing going on APS-C and FF sensors, both of which are just waiting to be fully ironed out and put into production.

You have to try it to get an idea of the speed of 60fps.
Instant feedback .
This is a game changing technology ...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2011 at 20:24 UTC
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magnumgf: A point and shoot with no flash (The V1)??? Who exactly do Nikon expect will buy that thing?
Serious photographers? No, sensor size smaller than similarly sized cameras made by other manufacturers and the lenses don't seem to be very good. (See samples posted earlier, top of Martini bottle).
People looking for a camera for holiday snaps? No, you can get cameras that are a lot cheaper and better suited to that purpose. Cameras that have an integral flash and are a lot more compact.
The only people I can imagine buying this are this are those who want a Nikon badge and could care less about anything else.

How about an Asian market of about 4 billion potential customers.
The Nikon brand is gold in Asia

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2011 at 19:56 UTC
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Kirppu: So how many is really considering of buying either one of these, with the current price?

I am
Compare the price of the V1 to the NEX and the Micro 4/3, It's not all that out of line when you figure in the cost of the add on EVF,
You can get the V1 and both kit lenses for $1,149.00 , The Epl3 going to set you back $1169.00 . and the kit lenses are very poorly made,
The EP3 $1369.00 and the NEX 5 will top out at $1399.00

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2011 at 19:27 UTC

Im looking for a small mirrorless system to compliment my D7000.
so I have looked carefully at all that are available.
I had a chance to play with the J1, It's really a very nice little camera.
It's small, , equal in size to the NEX5 and the Pens. The lenses are small and very well made. I don't know why DP's testing the 10-100. the kit lenses are very small. It's very well made, the controls are solid and you get the impression that it will last..It's really fast, the focus is excellent , and 10 fps is cool in a mirrorless camera, you get instant feedback, I'm anxious to try the V1 with the EVF.
As far as IQ there are dozens of sites that have samples and it's the equal of 4/3's . They will be very successful . Sure , they're probably $150 overpriced but so what..?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2011 at 18:57 UTC as 59th comment | 3 replies
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