Shamael

Shamael

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Nikon's collection brick repainted and plated, so all those who have this object in their collection have now one good reason to buy a second one. Second year edition will than get a rosewood grip cover and diamonds on the small buttons I presume.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 05:47 UTC as 3rd comment
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (388 comments in total)
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ljclark: If this was around the first of April instead of around the first of November...

Considering how ugly the Df is anyway, this has got to be one of the best illustrations of "lipstick on a pig".

there are at least 3 billion of humans on this planet who will not agree with you and I can bet on that.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2014 at 13:35 UTC
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (388 comments in total)
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miles green: "Brikk claims to donate a proportion of its profits to 'populations around the world which are suffering', and that 'For each product sold, a specific amount of aid is allocated and distributed to those in need through select NGOs'."

If companies like brikk don't want to avoid all the flaming, it might be interesting for them to elaborate on the sentance above. State that 80% of the price is going to a specific, named charity, then and all is pardoned.

Of course if the aid you're donating is 2%, it's better to keep things as vague as possible...

So what should we assume with a statement as vague as the above?

btw, i'm trying to figure out how many Nikon Dfs my wedding ring could gold plate, at the stated 4 to 5 micron thickness... Probably a dozen? That's quite a markup...

NGO's, that says it all.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2014 at 13:31 UTC
On Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df article (388 comments in total)

One more show off item made for those geeks that fly to London in Summer with their golden Ferraris. But I doubt it will take a better picture of their highest building ever built. All it needs now is a rosewood grip and then it sells 100 000.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2014 at 13:29 UTC as 16th comment
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (511 comments in total)

Voice recording, my Nikon F5 had no voice recording, my Mamiya C330 did not have voice recording, my Hasselblad 500 had no voice recording and my Bronica GS had no voice recording, and all we did with it was shooting pictures. This digital age has brought us many problems as it seems, voice recording....sick, only a few top end cameras in high price range have that. So, blaming an aps-c camera for having no voice recording sounds somewhat stupid.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2014 at 11:24 UTC as 21st comment | 5 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (511 comments in total)
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JimBob0: Ok, I'm lost. Why is someone who can afford 1DX even bothering to have an opinion on the original 7D? Do we read car reviews about people who own Porsche 911s comparing it to a Ford pickup? "whilst you can put more in a pickup, the Porsche just has that crisper handling that I prefer". Blah blah blah.

Well, try to carry 20 sacs of cement in a 911s, you'll see.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2014 at 11:19 UTC
On Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted article (346 comments in total)
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buybuybuy: Some Do's and Don'ts:

Do remember that the samples:
(1) are just for eye-candy.
(2) contain no important discriminatory/distinguishing attributes that may be used as indicators of the performance of a given camera/sensor format.
(3) come with more caveats, asterisks, and footnotes than a typical tax document
(4) are for people to say "Wow, how great the horse is," "Wow, how great Puerto Rico is," and "Wow, how great the D750 is."

Don't:
(1) use your own mind to form opinions about the camera, including but not limited to high ISO performance and performance in different lighting conditions.

Do:
(1) remember that when DPR wants you to have an opinion about a camera, they will tell you your opinion (that's the same thing Nikon told them)

Hope that helps!

What a bunch of sh.. I do never listen to what DPR says, i note there objections and finds, then I look the samples, that I often criticize, since some people there have a bad taste and often the shots are of focus. I get a camera, rent one, and then test it myself and make up my mind. I see then if DPR's criticism is justified, and in more than 95% of all critics it is. After that I shoot my galleries, that are then most much more sharp, show the subject that fits me, and I rework Raw my way. After that, I can say if a camera fits me or not, despite all what just any site or magazine can say aboput it. I shoot MF only, that is why I use Sony's mirroless bodies and a Fuji S5 with a split prism matte in it. Some of those pictures are quiet stunning. Rishi has a way to shoot from very unusual angles of view, probably part of his shooting style. But after, all, good work and tks for the excellent rewiew of the D750.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2014 at 12:21 UTC

WHY is a question that will never find a correct answer. We all are just Humans, initally lettered by H. Now where do we come from, follow the ray of creation that way, YHWH. We all are here on the end of the chain, and none of us can go the way back. Look at it, you are H and the way back is this WHY, you can't go that way, so, do never ask that question as well, WHY is impossible and never gets a sactisfactory answer. We all know much of the world, we know how things work, how they act, but there are not many from which we know WHY they work that way, and if we do, it's just a part of the whole, we will never know the whole. So, consider this question as useless. The effect we live is coming from us, call it "will", and the cause of it is our own personality. We "ARE" thus we think, and 7 billions of people think different, they are individuals, indivisible in their opinion, where for each of them the only one that counts is his own. So, ask then once more, WHY should we care ?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2014 at 11:14 UTC as 14th comment | 6 replies
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (954 comments in total)

2 more of them and it will have retractable EVf, I presume.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 12:05 UTC as 123rd comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1869 comments in total)
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lcf80: Eugene232: Current generation of u43 sensors (2013 and newer) provide great image quality, with fully usable ISO 1600 and acceptable ISO 3200 - so I don't think you have anything to worry about in that regard. Also mind that LX100 comes with very fast lens, so you're about 2 EV ahead vs A5100 kit lens. You could use ISO 800 F/1.8 on LX100 where you would need ISO 3200 and F/3.6 on Sony. Remember that when you'll be comparing test images.

What is the real killer feature of LX100 is the DFD AF, which is the fastest AF technology available on the mirror-less market today. Then add ability to record high-quality 4K videos to get the full image.

Sony will give you some more details due to 24 MP output, but do we really need that? In most cases images are scaled down to 2 MP or less to be viewed on the web, or printed on A4 at most - and 12 MP on LX100 is more than enough to handle that.

Only thing some people might find lacking on the LX100 is missing articulated screen.

Why? you can run in in electronic shutter up to 1/16000 th

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 11:28 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1869 comments in total)
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Artistico: If image quality is on par with the specifications, this is going to be an amazing little camera. I'd also be interested to see whether lowering the megapixels from the MFT "standard" of 16 will affect noise and dynamic range. Makes me tempted to trade in my GM1 and get this one. It hinges a bit on image quality too, of course.

It can't, you change the amount of pixels just by cropping the full size of the sensor to 12 mpix, the pitch remains the same and thus noise and dynamic range. The pixel pitch is equal to Sony's 24 mpix aps-c sensor. What will give it a boost, is progression in rework engines inside the camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 11:25 UTC
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Jogger: No 4k recording?

Butler, 100$ penalty, hahahaha

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 03:27 UTC
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bar1: Can someone confirm this:

The LX100 post has the following information:

"The LX100 integrates Wi-Fi® connectivity (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n) with NFC (Near Field Communication) technology camera to offer more flexible shooting experience and instant image sharing with easy operation."

There is NO mention of remote control functionality.

This Leica post states:

"The Leica D-Lux’s integrated Wi-Fi module allows remote control from a smartphone or tablet to wirelessly transfer still images and videos using a Wi-Fi connection."

So, does only the Leica version allow remote control? What I'm trying to determine is if the *camera settings* can be changed remotely (shutter speed, aperture, perhaps zoom, etc.).

The LX100 has wireless direct image transmission and remote control. You can use it similar to a GOPRO camera, control all functions from your tablet or cellphone. The only difference Leica has is the DNG format and a different conversion to jpeg engine what makes the Leica image look different. One has first to compare it to original LX100. It is for sure higher priced, but on the end, even if this is ridiculous, we must consider the 3 year warranty and Lightroom included in the price. Add to this the better resale price after a few years, it is just a question if you want to pay the price or not. If you add a 3 year warranty to the LX100 (if there is that option) you are also good for 200$. I have bought all my cameras with extended warranty, my NEX-7 has the second LCD screen replacement done by Sony within 24hours for free, So, one can then not complain to have paid the higher price.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 03:15 UTC

Ok, I will by red dot stickers on e-bay right now and sell you the same 200$ down in price. Leica sucks.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 03:01 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic unveils Lumix DMC-GM5 with EVF article (46 comments in total)
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abortabort: DPR, could you please provide the max mechanical shutter speed as well as electronic on these cameras that support both? The max here of 1/16000th and 1/32000th of the X100T would be good to know what the mechanical shutter speed is as electronic is only usable in certain scenarios and has quite number of drawbacks. Is this the same max 1/500th mechanical shutter as the GM1?

it has electronic shutter up to 1/16000, mechanical up to 1/500th

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 15:05 UTC
On Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount article (272 comments in total)
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D1N0: I am not going to say that you can buy perfectly good 55 1.8 lenses at yard sales for $5,-

I bought a 24-2.8 Minolta AF lens and use it manually with EA1 adapter. Never had a better lens, and I doubt that any Zeiss lens will come and teach it anything better.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 10:18 UTC
On Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount article (272 comments in total)
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RStyga: There are so many cheaper and excellent MF lens choices, I wonder why one would pay the Zeiss price...

Why does anyone needs a LV bag to carry his trash around, or why do you need a golden Rolex to see time. Questions are never stupid, answers can be. I will not buy a Zeiss for that price, with an adapter and MF, I can get a better lens for less money.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 10:15 UTC
On Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount article (272 comments in total)
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miles green: Looks nice. Very nice actually.
But interesting choice of name: "Loxia" in Greek means: not straight, crooked...

At the price they sell, they should be called Luxia.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 10:11 UTC
On Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount article (272 comments in total)
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Unexpresivecanvas: where are the Art Sigmas?

I use an old 30/1.4 on the NEX-7, the results are quiet stunning, a bit of CA, but within limits that can be corrected with ease on PS.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 10:11 UTC
On Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount article (272 comments in total)
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Philthetasmanian: Now we just need a digital Zeiss Ikon with E mount :)

It is planed, possible shown on photokina already. Will it have e or M mount, no one knows yet. It would be nice to have an interchangeable mount, e and m.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 10:09 UTC
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