Illumina

Illumina

Lives in Indonesia Indonesia
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at www.eidophoto.com
Joined on Aug 16, 2010

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On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1047 comments in total)

Contrary to 'many' people here that crave for super small and super light cameras, i've always have lust for this type of camera..
Yes i do like to bring smaller camera for simple photo on vacation, but for professional use of course this type of camera is a dream..
'Many' people say that small mirrorless camera are capable of results like big camera, i don't decline it, right now apsc sensor is already very good
But big body have their own advantage.. If it doesn't fit you, why bash it all around saying stupid things? Like good perfume come in small bottle haha..
Or every other people use ISO 100 only.. Then why dont you just use film and shoot ISO 100?
Even iphone shoots more than ISO 100..

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2014 at 14:30 UTC as 136th comment | 4 replies
On Phase One announces IQ250 50MP CMOS medium format back article (197 comments in total)
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Black Box: Working conditions 0° C - 40° C at 15 - 80% humidity. So November wedding in Oslo or July wedding in Dubai is out of the question. And so is any work in the Carribeans or Hawaii where a lot of weddings happen.

I've used my old D90 in -20 degree celsius and it works like a charm
I bet this thing can do it too..

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 17:16 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1611 comments in total)
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(unknown member): This retro scheme is a real dead duck. Mostly an attempt to prise money from those with more of it than common sense. Nikon has missed a trick here. Olympus & Fuji manage it well: Their cameras are technically 'up to the minute' and very competitively priced so you get both style and performance. This Nikon is simply not a runner.
DSLR's as a species are becoming marginalised. The real development money is going into the smaller mirror less full frames and wireless phone hybrids and the quality of these is improving all the time. I'm looking forward to the next Fuji X 30Mps incarnation due in March 14 along with its spectacular low light capability.

How can E-M1 is competitively priced?
Call me old school, but i still prefer basic FF whether it is 6D, D600, D610 than 'technologically advanced' E-M1

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 04:13 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1611 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Nice outer body containing basically yesterday's 16Mps electronics. Way overpriced, I wonder if they were talking to Leica on the pricing strategy?

@jaberwok :
I used to believe that fuji x can come close to FF, many web review stated that, but several months ago i got the chance to try XE1 for a week and my conclusion is : no, it's still not there, my D600 definitely produce better results at high ISO
I believe my own eye more than just any web reviews out there :)
I never try D4 sensor, so i can't comment about how much better it will be than my D600
But i have used D800 side by side ( my co-worker use it ) , and i conclude that D600 is better at high ISO than D800 even though DXO say otherwise..
But in low ISO, D800 is a different beast..

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 03:59 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1611 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Nice outer body containing basically yesterday's 16Mps electronics. Way overpriced, I wonder if they were talking to Leica on the pricing strategy?

What is the top flight ApSc that can give Df a run for it's money?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 01:48 UTC
On Nikon Df real-world samples gallery article (224 comments in total)
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bakhtyar kurdi: No thanks Nikon for your DeaF camera (I believe they call it deaf because it has no microphone), I am buying Sony A7r instead.

What a newbie troll haha..
Don't you know that until 4 - 5 years ago, every camera has no microphone?
A7R has mic, but i'm sure the quality won't be good.. You need to buy another mic if you want to use ur cam to record audio properly
I am nikon user and i had interest A7R, but no need to bash around with something stupid statement like that..
I bet you just shoot test charts or take movie of ur cat haha

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2013 at 07:56 UTC
On Classic photographs recreated in Lego article (123 comments in total)

Love the iwojima shots :D
Nice and creative shots overall

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2013 at 02:49 UTC as 28th comment
On Roger Cicala gives Nikon D610 a clean bill of health article (91 comments in total)
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AlpCns2: Good to know that Nikon has apparently improved quality control on those shutter mechanisms, despite the fact that the entire D600 "issue" has been completely blown out of proportion. As has been proven by several renowned and respected professional photographers / camera reviewers - such as Thom Hogan.

Having said that, Nikon should have handled the relatively few people that had indeed genuine issues better and more professionally. This has dented their reputation and as a consequence, customer confidence.

Oh and BTW, I have two D600's - and never had any issues with them.

My d600 have past 15k shutter count and it doesn't have that problem.. Sure it has dust, but it's normal and i'm very happy with the result it can produced..

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 07:57 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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tektrader: I really like the look of this camera. Like the 16 Mpixels and the dials on top. Even like that the silver reminds me of my old OM-1.

Don't like it doesn't have a spilt screen, The 39 focus points out of the D7000 is rubbish and the frame rate is 2 FPS too slow to satisfy me as a backup camera for the D800 and why have another NEW battery WTF ???

AND WHATS THE DEAL WITH THE PRICE ?? Seeing its missing the items that should have been in it above. If it had the 51 focus points and 7.5FPS and a split screen. I would have paid the sort of money they are asking. If it has this things a worthy D700 replacement it would have been.

Will look at a D7100 again now........... AT least it has an EL-EN15 in it so I don't have to take 2 chargers

As a nikon user, i'm agree with you, it will be better if it use 51 point AF + 8fps but i think for marketing reason nikon doesnt do it
39 AF not that bad, i can focus properly and fast enough even with my slow tamron 70-200 non USD

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 11:45 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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gabriel foto: LOOKS
Lovely camera - in black! The chrome version, I believe, is targeted at hipsters

SIZE
What most of you don't seem to have realized is that this is the smallest full-frame DSLR ever (at least from Nikon and Canon, what other brands are there?)

HANDLING
Turning a knob is easier than trying to locate a button, pushing it, then looking at bleak LCD while turning a wheel. Maybe not for pro work, not with your eye to the viewfinder perhaps, but in many cases, and in daylight.

VIDEO
Maybe something wrong with me but I don't do video. One button less is a relief.

AUTOFOCUS
Not sure whether anyone has realised that the 51-point AF module of the D800 or D4 takes up a lot more space at the bottom of the camera body than the 39-point module of the D600 / D610. Dx cameras like the D7100 can accommodate the bigger module because they have a smaller mirror housing -> more space. For the very compact Df, the 39-point module is the perfect (and only) option.

MISSING
Interchangeable screens

I think the reason why Df uses 39 AF not 51 AF is because of marketing reason..
If it use D4 AF + sensor, it can hurts the sales of D800 and D4 just like d700 hurts d3 sales..
I have no problem with 39 AF, i've used it since my d7000 and now in my d600, but i admit that 51 AF is better, but it doesn't mean that 39AF is bad and not working.. Anyone saying 39 AF is not working is definitely a troll..

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 10:17 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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Mike99999: It looks insanely bloated. There's a comparison pic on Steve Huff's blog: the Sony and the Leica have such clean lines, and then there's the Nikon bloatfest.

Worst of all, you are paying $3000 for a camera with broken autofocus intended for APS-C. I have the Nikon Multi-CAM 4800 autofocus module in my current Nikon DSLR, and I know first-hand that it doesn't work at all. What an insult. Why carry a DSLR if the autofocus isn't even competitive with an Olympus PEN.

And don't get me started about that dreaded 50mm f/1.8G. I own it. It doesn't get sharp until f/2.8. The bokeh and rendering is horrible. I very much prefer my Panasonic Leica 25mm f/1.4. One would expect the full frame lens to be 4x better but it isn't, it's inferior.

I think I'm done with Nikon. It's just insult after insult. Abandoning DX, then forcing us to the broken D600 which is absolutely terrible in every aspect, and then this bloated attempt to compete with Sony/Olympus and Fuji. It's a poorly skinned D600 :(

Broken d600?
Bad 50 1.8G?
I don't know if u are unlucky or you are trolling around..

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 09:50 UTC
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Suave: Hard to get excited about the Canon version when new 24-105L can be had for $640. Hopefully it makes more sense for other mounts, but, a Canon user, this is not the lens I was waiting for.

How If it is better than 24-105L?
However 24-105L is an old lens
You can't compare it with 2013 lens

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 15:25 UTC
On Leica unveils D-Lux 6 Silver Edition article (92 comments in total)

The black version is better.. This one is weird looking

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2013 at 15:38 UTC as 54th comment

i think they who bash this lens actually don't know what is Noct - Nikkor.. i know it's not exactly the same as the legendary Noct, but i think that it will produce awesome result straight from f 1.4
i want it, but i admit that maybe i won't buy it because it's expensive, but i don't bash it
why bash it? if you can buy, buy it, if u can't buy, then just drool over it, no need to bash it.. don't be jealous :D
i believe that price does matter, it will produce good result..
is it 4 times better than AF-S 50 1.4 G or 9 times better than AF-S 50 1.8 G? of course not, but i'm sure it will be a special lens.. and for some people, even it's just a tad better, as long as it serves their purpose and they have the money, they will buy it..
if everyone just think for value for money products, there won't be luxury brand right now, there won't be Hermes, LV, Leica, Loubotin, etc..

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 12:45 UTC as 36th comment
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)

Honestly this is the first ever sony camera that i want to buy
I'm waiting for real world usage review, like af speed and accuracy, IQ and video quality
This camera looks great on paper, hopefully it's also good in real world usage
If it is a good performer and Zeiss 24-70 also good, maybe it be my next camera..
For prime i can use 35 1.8 OSS, no biggie for me although i only get 10mpx

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 08:29 UTC as 686th comment
On Just Posted: Pentax Q7 Real-world Samples Gallery article (136 comments in total)

i also have NEX F3, but ergonomically Q wins over it.. Q is faster to use, more direct control and the new firmware really speed up the AF capability...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2013 at 11:02 UTC as 20th comment
On Just Posted: Pentax Q7 Real-world Samples Gallery article (136 comments in total)

the first time i saw the Q specs, i also got 'meh', small sensor, no bokeh, bad high ISO... but i finally gave it a chance...
and i change my mind after I use it..
Yes it doesn't have ultra high ISO, it can't blur the background, but it is fun and produce good results especially the 01 prime.. i don't really like the 02 zoom.. too slow for me, 90% of the time I just use 01 prime.. it's not bokeh machine, but it produce good results, i love the rendering of the lens... unbelieveable for a lens that small & light...
i have just sold it, because these days i'm quite busy and doesn't have the chance to play with it.. but surely i will miss it, and maybe i'll buy the Q7 if they package it with 01 and tele zoom.. or maybe bought it again in the future, but just with the 01 kit lens..

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2013 at 11:00 UTC as 21st comment
On Just Posted: Nikon D7100 in-depth review article (397 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: This camera isn't stellar at higher ISO's - which is a bit problematic for me.

@tacticdesigns :
D600, you won't regret it

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2013 at 03:55 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon D7100 in-depth review article (397 comments in total)
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SylvainBdg: hum..85%...Nikon and its delicious GREEN skin tones...I am wondering what % is allocated for colour reproduction...my wedding was shot 3 weeks by 4 photographer using 4 different gears..Canon 7d, Nikon D7100 and D700 and Sony A77..guess which camera produced the most natural pics? (apart from the noise pb)..well it was the Sony..I am always surprised to see how much Nikon cameras score...Nowadays people just seem to care about pixels and sharpness..what a pity!!!

I'm a wedding photographer and I use Nikon..
And i never got complain about green skintone..
So there are 2 possibilities, first one is the photographer doesn't know how to use it, second one is that u are a fanboy troll..

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2013 at 15:56 UTC
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David Naylor: Can't believe that Canon are pulling this on us. This is the 7th camera using the same old 18 MP sensor first seen in the 550D & 7D. That's like 4 years ago.

Yup.. Same old sensor and very minor improvement..

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 09:09 UTC
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