Richard Franiec

Richard Franiec

Joined on Feb 14, 2007

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Very nice showcase for XT1 and its versatility.
Bonus: sharing the approach to portrait photography by Olivia.
Captivating video to say the least.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 19:21 UTC as 34th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1162 comments in total)
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sneakyracer: Overall the 7D2 is a superb Camera Body looking for a better sensor. The Image Quality in both Stills and Video is Competent but not class leading. It is a shame because everything else is superb. (could use WiFi though).

They will in 7D Mk3
Call it a strategy.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 05:59 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1162 comments in total)
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deltaskyking: 10 frames per second - check
65 point wide viewfinder filling autofocus - check
Class leading fast autofocus - check
Pro level weather sealing - check
Excellent low light autofocus and image capture - check
Another B.S. "Silver Award" for Canon cameras from dpreview - check

I'm still waiting for a review which would satisfy everyone reading it.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 17:47 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1162 comments in total)
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oselimg: Dpreview is confirmed Nıkon/Sony endorser.

Panasonic LX100 and GH4 received very high scores and rightly so.
Keeping things in perspective is the key to better understanding of the dynamics of the industry as a whole and the placement of individual camera within its peers. I think that DPR is doing remarkable job on both counts.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 18:55 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1162 comments in total)
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oselimg: Dpreview is confirmed Nıkon/Sony endorser.

Perhaps you forgot Fuji, Panasonic, Olympus, Samsung, Canon, Leica and what else LOL.
I think that all the brands get the coverage proportionate to the general interest of DPR community and the advancements presented by each brand at the given time which seems fair and natural.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 at 16:06 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1162 comments in total)
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Richard Franiec: There is no doubt that Canon put a lot of advanced engineering into 7DII.
As a system, paired with newly revised EF lenses, including EF100-400 Mk II, this camera will lead the pack for the intended purpose: action photography.
Several "cons" will not even remotely apply, if you think about it.
There is always a room for improvement, of course.

What better system you have in mind?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 15:59 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1162 comments in total)

There is no doubt that Canon put a lot of advanced engineering into 7DII.
As a system, paired with newly revised EF lenses, including EF100-400 Mk II, this camera will lead the pack for the intended purpose: action photography.
Several "cons" will not even remotely apply, if you think about it.
There is always a room for improvement, of course.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 15:49 UTC as 145th comment | 5 replies

Definitely this is a wonderful (and possibly one of its kind) initiative and I remember that Michael Reichmann is doing that already for years.
Well done Michael, and thank you.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2014 at 05:28 UTC as 9th comment
On Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 article (354 comments in total)

What is the primary system that Jordan is using for day to day work?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 05:47 UTC as 55th comment

Actually, you could buy 2 cameras for the new, lowered price and use the grips for your favorite handgun. The caveat is that Hassel need to make the left hand version first.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 21:44 UTC as 139th comment
On Panasonic DMC-CM1 to go on sale in UK article (159 comments in total)
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te 2r: I like everyone's reaction of "But I can buy a smartphone and an RX100 for less!", missing the entire point of the pocket-able convergence of the two things. This isn't only a smartphone and a camera, it's also the thinnest 1"-sensor enthusiast compact by far.

It costs a lot, but this isn't a high volume, ultra mainstream Galaxy S5, you know? It's a super niche 1st-gen device. Personally, I'd consider it if they brought it to the US.

This "Cam-Phone" regional availability sounds like a weird idea for testing the waters then. US market could possibly be the best area to support sales of device in such price range. Maybe I'm wrong but when I was shopping for the new smartphone, I was lead to believe that one way or another I will pay the full price of that iPhone.
Should this contraption save the dwindling compact segment from smart phone domination? I don't think so but kudos to Panasonic for at least trying something different.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2014 at 22:19 UTC

Perhaps Alpha 7II is a good news for Canon and Nikon.
They can easily survive (at least for some time) by offering their lenses in E-mount LOL.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 13:15 UTC as 205th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (825 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Everyone complains that the LX100 has too low of a resolution and that its lens is a compromise. I am looking at the RAW indoor test scene images and I honestly see that the LX100 has more detail than the Sony RX100 MKIII across the entire frame for all ISO values.

The difference in noise for the cameras is not huge but the LX100 is better. I don't get why everyone says that the Sony has more detail. It doesn't show in the pictures. Just because the resolution is more doesn't mean that it actually has more detail.

" I don't get why everyone says that the Sony has more detail."

Because a lot more people own Sony RXXXX than LX100 LOL.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 05:39 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (825 comments in total)
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Richard Franiec: I think that the review is well balanced and fair.
85% rating is maybe on the high side but LX100 seems to be the most complete and advanced enthusiast fixed zoom lens compact to date.
Gold award well deserved.

Not at the moment. But I'm considering something for the Leica Typ 109 - the sister camera.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 05:24 UTC
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Richard Franiec: I'm not sure what Df concept wants to achieve. There is more dials on this camera than I've ever seen. I did not missed the single dial on my Canon 1D series-it has none except 2 scroll wheels.. I would not want 1Dx with the gold accented buttons and I don't think that many owners of pro Nikon gear would either.

Thanks. Now I can understand Leica's limited editions.
I was just trying to be practical, that's all.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 05:21 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (825 comments in total)

I think that the review is well balanced and fair.
85% rating is maybe on the high side but LX100 seems to be the most complete and advanced enthusiast fixed zoom lens compact to date.
Gold award well deserved.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 05:13 UTC as 72nd comment | 2 replies

I'm not sure what Df concept wants to achieve. There is more dials on this camera than I've ever seen. I did not missed the single dial on my Canon 1D series-it has none except 2 scroll wheels.. I would not want 1Dx with the gold accented buttons and I don't think that many owners of pro Nikon gear would either.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 18:39 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production article (211 comments in total)
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TN Args: Hooray, a rumour! I thought DPR was above rumours. Shame.

Occasional mention of what others make living of by publishing it first is not a cardinal sin, especially when the source is clearly identified.
Much ado about nothing, perhaps.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 22:46 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production article (211 comments in total)
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TN Args: Hooray, a rumour! I thought DPR was above rumours. Shame.

Citing rumors could be the only strategy to bypass NDA.
Let see if this rumor transforms into news in not so distant future.
Not that DPR cite rumors often.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 13:49 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X Review preview (411 comments in total)
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afm: Reviews here do make me smile. The G7X fits in your jeans pocket but is so small that your thumb covers the rear dial. Other P&S cameras are too big! The exposure dial is too far back and difficult to use - others are extended and so often moved by mistake. And it goes on and on. A constant source of entertainment.

Handling and shooting experiences with particular camera are just personal opinions in any review. Using G7 X for awhile now, I must agree with the reviewers. One have the right to differ and see the criticism as nitpicking which is fine with me.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 00:44 UTC
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