Richard Franiec

Richard Franiec

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 59th comment | 24 replies
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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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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.

Simply because Sigma lens is optimised for use on APS-c sensor. Try to use it on FF sensor body.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 17:36 UTC
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Reilly Diefenbach: Why do several of the shots have two different takes?

Noted.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 16:47 UTC
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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.

And they should. There is no parity between FF and APS-C lens used in tandem on one format or another.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 16:45 UTC
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Reilly Diefenbach: Why do several of the shots have two different takes?

Converted RAW to taste, I guess. Still the difference is stark in some examples.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 16:19 UTC
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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.

@Barney, Give other APS-C sensor cameras a fair shake using the same Sigma art lens for galleries. The results could be more balanced.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 16:17 UTC
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D Webb: I don't even know why anyone bothers with these sample galleries unless it's a radically new design. We all know what the pictures are going to be like. Unless there is yet another failure of some kind with this camera, it's going to be just like the D7000/7100 until you get down to the nitty-gritty and start getting threads posted from real users.

Is this a goal or honest assessment? BtW I like the gallery.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 16:11 UTC
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Sigma 18-35 really shines in this gallery. I'm not sure about different takes on processing.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 16:06 UTC as 15th comment
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AlexisH: Some typos that I found, that the author may want to fix:

"The affects of image stabilization..." - should be "The effect of..."

"From a few feet away, you can't not tell the difference." - double negation - is that intentional, or one too many?

"eliminated the need to fuss the with the stupid dials at all" - extra "the" in there

"not the actually feel and handling" - should be actual, not actually

"all around-less malleable image files" - should be "all-around less malleable"

"when you should increase ISO on the camera" - should be "in the camera"

"even if its not the newest sensor around" - should be "even if it's not..."

You got it!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 02:27 UTC
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AlexisH: Some typos that I found, that the author may want to fix:

"The affects of image stabilization..." - should be "The effect of..."

"From a few feet away, you can't not tell the difference." - double negation - is that intentional, or one too many?

"eliminated the need to fuss the with the stupid dials at all" - extra "the" in there

"not the actually feel and handling" - should be actual, not actually

"all around-less malleable image files" - should be "all-around less malleable"

"when you should increase ISO on the camera" - should be "in the camera"

"even if its not the newest sensor around" - should be "even if it's not..."

Thanks is nice but I would consider hiring AlexisH for proofreading.
Of course for the top $$$.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2015 at 22:58 UTC
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