Richard Franiec

Richard Franiec

Joined on Feb 14, 2007

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On Palm-sized: Hands-on with new Fujifilm X-T10 article (91 comments in total)

Very nice indeed. I'm almost tempted to consider one.
I like the grip which reminds me of some of my own earlier designs.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 05:48 UTC as 24th comment
On Canon EOS 5DS R real world sample gallery posted article (400 comments in total)

Thanks for many pictures taken with Sigma 50mm 1.4 Art.
The lens really complements this hi-res sensor.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 19:29 UTC as 74th comment
On Canon EOS 5DS R added to studio test scene comparison article (518 comments in total)

Just the thought: If the sensor of this caliber would not perform admirably in the studio scene test, the comments would be in 2000 territory by now.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 16:19 UTC as 20th comment
On Canon EOS 5DS R added to studio test scene comparison article (518 comments in total)

Smug face of Mr. Maeda during recent interviews is self explanatory now.
Good job, Canon, great job, indeed...

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2015 at 18:11 UTC as 53rd comment | 5 replies
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Turd: A little creepy but at that price i'll take two!!!

A foot selfie stick signed by Yeti should be priced at least at $20K.
Until then, I'm not interested LOL.

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2015 at 19:41 UTC

Good reporting by LR and, consequently, by DPR.
Now it is Canon's turn to sort out the issue.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 04:36 UTC as 112th comment
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (347 comments in total)
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IEBA1: What the hell is it with DPreview and this stupid camera?
First we get the powder puff piece of why it's a "big deal" and "leading the convergence." Then we get this.

As a writer for over a decade, I'd like to see this author ask one followup question to clarify the double-marketing speak that contradicts itself:

"The XC10 has a 5-axis stabilization system when recording HD video. That’s … optical stabilization with digital stabilization. With digital stabilization you [crop the sensor]. You don’t lose image stabilization when shooting still images or 4K video. … since you’re using the entire sensor to capture an image or video, the camera reverts to normal optical stabilization."

So then there's no "5-axis" stabilization in 4K or stills.
If not, then don't promote it.

"The XC10 uses the same codec as the C300 Mark II. It’s called XF-AVC. It is a proprietary Canon codec in an MXF wrapper, but it is H.264 based, so it is standards based."

It's proprietary - it's standards based.

@Barney Britton,
Indeed, keep up the good work.
I'm waiting with anticipation for EOS M3 review which Simon promised.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 20:53 UTC
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (347 comments in total)
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Richard Franiec: I'm wondering why Chusk Westfall gives interviews like this one. Maybe he has more fun than some of the posters might suspect? Nothing wrong with mixing work with pleasure and getting paid for that.

I'm sure he is on both counts.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 02:03 UTC
On Interview: Canon's Chuck Westfall on the new XC10 article (347 comments in total)

I'm wondering why Chusk Westfall gives interviews like this one. Maybe he has more fun than some of the posters might suspect? Nothing wrong with mixing work with pleasure and getting paid for that.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 22:17 UTC as 91st comment | 2 replies

Just came back from 2 weeks trip in Japan where I've noticed the discussion.
Starting to understand the nuances of Japanese kindness, politeness, helpfulness and integrity of Japanese culture, I was taken aback by the fight between the editorial side of the story and the readership's remarks.
Having said that I'm glad to see the positive end to the debate. Lesson learned, I hope.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 00:05 UTC as 6th comment
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (493 comments in total)
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Richard Franiec: At times I try to imagine where all of largish sensor "advanced enthusiast compact" cameras will be in 3 years. Possibly they will share the demise of small sensor cams which were considered "advanced" just a few years ago. The World is shooting and sharing with smartphones which seems more than adequate for the purpose. And their users can make calls and receive Emails at the touch of a button. Each time I see new 1" compact I feel sad to see so much wasted efforts since the enthusiasts market is drifting toward the top shelf offerings from M4/3, APS-c or FF. Some of these could be on the chopping block sooner than we thought, mainly to the lack of consumer support.

Thanks for the amusement. Laugh is a healthy thing.
All the best,
RF

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 21:51 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (493 comments in total)
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Richard Franiec: At times I try to imagine where all of largish sensor "advanced enthusiast compact" cameras will be in 3 years. Possibly they will share the demise of small sensor cams which were considered "advanced" just a few years ago. The World is shooting and sharing with smartphones which seems more than adequate for the purpose. And their users can make calls and receive Emails at the touch of a button. Each time I see new 1" compact I feel sad to see so much wasted efforts since the enthusiasts market is drifting toward the top shelf offerings from M4/3, APS-c or FF. Some of these could be on the chopping block sooner than we thought, mainly to the lack of consumer support.

Whatever "facts" suits you, of course.
Shoot happy, I'll say, and let the others do the same.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 19:08 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (493 comments in total)
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Richard Franiec: At times I try to imagine where all of largish sensor "advanced enthusiast compact" cameras will be in 3 years. Possibly they will share the demise of small sensor cams which were considered "advanced" just a few years ago. The World is shooting and sharing with smartphones which seems more than adequate for the purpose. And their users can make calls and receive Emails at the touch of a button. Each time I see new 1" compact I feel sad to see so much wasted efforts since the enthusiasts market is drifting toward the top shelf offerings from M4/3, APS-c or FF. Some of these could be on the chopping block sooner than we thought, mainly to the lack of consumer support.

Right. And my OP was about where the 1" sensor will be in 3 years.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 18:35 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (493 comments in total)
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Richard Franiec: At times I try to imagine where all of largish sensor "advanced enthusiast compact" cameras will be in 3 years. Possibly they will share the demise of small sensor cams which were considered "advanced" just a few years ago. The World is shooting and sharing with smartphones which seems more than adequate for the purpose. And their users can make calls and receive Emails at the touch of a button. Each time I see new 1" compact I feel sad to see so much wasted efforts since the enthusiasts market is drifting toward the top shelf offerings from M4/3, APS-c or FF. Some of these could be on the chopping block sooner than we thought, mainly to the lack of consumer support.

DPR galleries for individuals are not always created to showcase one's talent, best work or whatever but as a tool to link used in responses to various threads. At least, mine are. If you want to criticise, fell free to do that. There is always something to learn from honest critique.
I'm not paranoid about my work no matter what I do. If you like it, I would appreciate that as anyone would, if not, I would understand and use the balance sheet to make adjustments as I see fit.
RF

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 18:08 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (493 comments in total)
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Richard Franiec: At times I try to imagine where all of largish sensor "advanced enthusiast compact" cameras will be in 3 years. Possibly they will share the demise of small sensor cams which were considered "advanced" just a few years ago. The World is shooting and sharing with smartphones which seems more than adequate for the purpose. And their users can make calls and receive Emails at the touch of a button. Each time I see new 1" compact I feel sad to see so much wasted efforts since the enthusiasts market is drifting toward the top shelf offerings from M4/3, APS-c or FF. Some of these could be on the chopping block sooner than we thought, mainly to the lack of consumer support.

Wow! Why so much hate and accusations. I use 16-35 F4 IS and 24-70 F2.8II with my FF camera for most of my shooting. Do you have better alternative? I give you the last word as to be expected of gentleman.
Richard

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 17:09 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (493 comments in total)
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Richard Franiec: At times I try to imagine where all of largish sensor "advanced enthusiast compact" cameras will be in 3 years. Possibly they will share the demise of small sensor cams which were considered "advanced" just a few years ago. The World is shooting and sharing with smartphones which seems more than adequate for the purpose. And their users can make calls and receive Emails at the touch of a button. Each time I see new 1" compact I feel sad to see so much wasted efforts since the enthusiasts market is drifting toward the top shelf offerings from M4/3, APS-c or FF. Some of these could be on the chopping block sooner than we thought, mainly to the lack of consumer support.

@AFishEye,
"I guess the combination of quality and portability is not high on your list. Travel frequently (worldwide and combine business with pleasure) and form factor becomes a major issue."

Quality is always important to me, especially the image quality. Portability at the cost of lacking valuable features like large sensor, viewfinder or hot shoe - not so much.

Every time when I compare images from my FF and the APS-C EOS M taken on the same trip I know that taking the large camera was well worth the inconvenience. I think that could be true for most photo enthusiasts but not the gear enthusiasts.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 12:37 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (493 comments in total)
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Richard Franiec: At times I try to imagine where all of largish sensor "advanced enthusiast compact" cameras will be in 3 years. Possibly they will share the demise of small sensor cams which were considered "advanced" just a few years ago. The World is shooting and sharing with smartphones which seems more than adequate for the purpose. And their users can make calls and receive Emails at the touch of a button. Each time I see new 1" compact I feel sad to see so much wasted efforts since the enthusiasts market is drifting toward the top shelf offerings from M4/3, APS-c or FF. Some of these could be on the chopping block sooner than we thought, mainly to the lack of consumer support.

How many smart phone users care or know about that?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 15:32 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (493 comments in total)
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Richard Franiec: At times I try to imagine where all of largish sensor "advanced enthusiast compact" cameras will be in 3 years. Possibly they will share the demise of small sensor cams which were considered "advanced" just a few years ago. The World is shooting and sharing with smartphones which seems more than adequate for the purpose. And their users can make calls and receive Emails at the touch of a button. Each time I see new 1" compact I feel sad to see so much wasted efforts since the enthusiasts market is drifting toward the top shelf offerings from M4/3, APS-c or FF. Some of these could be on the chopping block sooner than we thought, mainly to the lack of consumer support.

I have Nikon1 V1, Sony RX100 Mk1 and Canon G7 X . Hope that it will be enough for the resume. My current choice compact is Canon EOS M which I consider superior in flexibility and IQ. It compliment my FF cam just great especially when used with shared L lenses.
I don't use smartphone for making pictures but seeing some examples I might reconsider doing so for casual situations.
Let see where 1" sensor will be in 3 years from now. Most likely in the smart phone.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 15:17 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (493 comments in total)

At times I try to imagine where all of largish sensor "advanced enthusiast compact" cameras will be in 3 years. Possibly they will share the demise of small sensor cams which were considered "advanced" just a few years ago. The World is shooting and sharing with smartphones which seems more than adequate for the purpose. And their users can make calls and receive Emails at the touch of a button. Each time I see new 1" compact I feel sad to see so much wasted efforts since the enthusiasts market is drifting toward the top shelf offerings from M4/3, APS-c or FF. Some of these could be on the chopping block sooner than we thought, mainly to the lack of consumer support.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 14:44 UTC as 60th comment | 24 replies
On Nikon D7200 real-world samples gallery posted article (150 comments in total)
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fz750: Whilst an interesting combination, I think it would have been more useful to have used a kit lens for the very first samples from a new camera.

Not to mention that Canon lens cannot do anything at apertures larger than F4. D7200 gallery has more than one picture taken at F1.8-F3.2.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 23:00 UTC
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