crsantin

crsantin

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Joined on Nov 1, 2006

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On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' news story (331 comments in total)

The ground glass focusing screen is what tipped it off, otherwise I would have believed this. I would buy this camera btw if it were real.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 22:45 UTC as 91st comment | 3 replies
On Am I missing something here? article (563 comments in total)
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NCB: What will make or break this camera is the pic quality. Period. And as yet nobody knows what that is. 1" isn't a tiny sensor; a "premium" compact would be considered brilliant with this sized sensor. And this is a rather special sensor. So, let's see how it actually does in real world shooting.

I'm surprised that this article has actually appeared when it has. It's somewhat pre-empting a serious review.

No I think it will be price and price alone. Image quality and performance will be quite good, but at +1k this camera makes absolutely no sense. I honestly can't see Nikon selling very many of these. The original V1 and soon to be slashed V2 will offer good value I think. I'll probably wait to see the V2 prices come down then I could see myself getting into this sysem.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2014 at 20:38 UTC

I used to be a DX shooter for many years but left this year for mirrorless and won't be going back. I got really tired of Nikon offering up the same camera time after time, no new DX lenses, especially primes, and the recent push they've been giving customers to move to full frame. I grew tired of it and it is time to move on. So many interesting and truly excellent cameras to explore.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2014 at 13:17 UTC as 61st comment | 1 reply
On Have Your Say: Best Lens of 2013 news story (89 comments in total)
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Theelderkeynes: You missed the bargain of the decade - the Sigma 60mm F2.8 A very sharp very well built but nice and light portrait/short telehoto and all for £129 or say $200. It cannot bre beaten, anywhere.

Agreed, it is a special lens. Just dynamite on my Nex 6.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 22:54 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

This really wasn't the camera I was expecting or hoping for...especially the price. An optional split prism focusing screen would be very welcome. From the rear it looks like a D700 body with a retro looking top half molded to it. This camera really doesn't look like any sort of Nikon FM or FE or F3, nothing of the sort.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 13:26 UTC as 705th comment
On Niki Feijen's haunting images of abandoned houses news story (219 comments in total)
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crsantin: Is he is trespassing to get these photos? That concerns me more than anything. Did he get permission from the property owners to publish these images? I wouldn't want someone trespassing on my property to take pictures. It doesn't matter if I'm living there or not.

I can abandon my house but still own it. That doesn't give you the right to walk onto my property and start taking pictures. My point is, someone must own these properties...someone's estate, the government, whatever. Abandoned doesn't mean trespassing laws don't apply...not where I'm from.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2013 at 18:20 UTC
On Niki Feijen's haunting images of abandoned houses news story (219 comments in total)

Is he is trespassing to get these photos? That concerns me more than anything. Did he get permission from the property owners to publish these images? I wouldn't want someone trespassing on my property to take pictures. It doesn't matter if I'm living there or not.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2013 at 14:37 UTC as 88th comment | 3 replies
On Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' news story (554 comments in total)

This is probably the digital camera I've been waiting for since, well, the beginning of digital cameras, but it is way out of my budget. Too bad they don't offer a version of this that regular people can afford. I would buy one immediately.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 19:26 UTC as 215th comment

Very clever Sony, very very clever. 20 megapixel APS-C with a lens for...$400???That's the initial price too, not the deeply discounted price that comes along at the end of the product's life. The DSLR goes mirrorless. Goodbye micro four thirds, it was nice knowing you.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 16:24 UTC as 28th comment | 7 replies

I don't have a problem with this. The monk and the atomic bomb are pretty powerful in colour. It's an interesting exercise, and that's all I see it as.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 11:24 UTC as 103rd comment | 1 reply
On Olympus stems loses but PEN sales disappoint news story (245 comments in total)

Micro four thirds are priced way too high, the cameras and the lenses. Too many models released too quickly as well. You have no time to really enjoy your purchase before a new model is released, making you feel like you have inferior equipment. People are catching on that they can get last year's model and stupidly reduced prices, so why buy new. Look at what the Panny GX1 is going for now, it's just stupid. Nikon has the same problem with the V1, priced way too high at launch and now are selling it at crazy low prices. Is anyone buying the V2 at $800? Didn't think so.

Meanwhile I can get a Nikon, Canon or Sony DSLR for well under 1k, even under 700 bucks, with a lens. When I don't want to lug that gear around I can just shoot with my phone.

In about 5 years time, all DSLR's will be mirrorless and smaller, phones will have greatly improved cameras (sufficient for most of the population), and systems like the V1 and m4/3 will be a memory, as will the compact camera.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2013 at 02:46 UTC as 44th comment | 6 replies

No compromises is corporate talk for high retail prices. It's 2013, develop some AF/MF lenses. Modern AF works very well for the most part, and new cameras aren't really made for MF the way cameras were in the past.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2013 at 11:31 UTC as 63rd comment

This young man is talented and shows a great deal of imagination, something sorely lacking on this site. Some of the comments here are woefully ignorant, but then, that's just par for the course on dpreview.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2013 at 12:58 UTC as 49th comment | 2 replies
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felix from the suburbs: I've got it twice as bad. Not only do I love my cameras but I also play in a band. Cameras and guitars - can always find a reason why I need another one.

Wow, me too. Fortunately I've learned to curb my guitar gear purchases, I've got 2 guitars some pedals and 2 amps. Not so lucky with the camera gear, I've got too much stuff and I'm always looking at the latest and the greatest. It's a very frustrating obsession.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2013 at 02:33 UTC
On Hasselblad Lunar interchangeable lens camera now shipping news story (371 comments in total)

7k for an Nex 7? Ok then.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2013 at 21:37 UTC as 165th comment
On DxO releases FilmPack 4, with 65 new creative effects news story (62 comments in total)

The film sims are good, and can improve your digital images and save you time...they do NOT make your digital images look like film images. There is no way you are going to make that happen from a digital image. I've been using DxO film sims for a couple of years now. I like the product but don't have any illusions that these sims are a substitute for real film. For $40 I'll probably upgrade because there are a couple of sims that I really like and use regularly. If I want film images though, I use my film cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2013 at 21:38 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
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SHood: The Magic Lantern and GH2 hacks are much different as they had full access to the firmware to improve IQ. The samsung "source code" will allow you to add new features but not affect the IQ.

Have you ever used an NX camera? The IQ of even the original NX series-NX10, NX11, NX100-is quite good. The 30mm f2 is a stunner of a lens...not sure where you are getting this opinion from.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2013 at 21:20 UTC
On 10 Photo Editing Programs (that aren't Photoshop) article (352 comments in total)

Thank you for this list. I'm currently trying out DxO software. It is very impressive so far. I'll be trying out Corel Paintshop next. Though PS cannot really be replaced, there are other alternatives for photographers wanting to just work on their photos.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2013 at 12:01 UTC as 98th comment
On Adobe publicly confirms stand-alone future for Lightroom news story (615 comments in total)

Goodbye Adobe, I've already moved on.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2013 at 00:21 UTC as 134th comment
On Adobe Photoshop CC: What it means for photographers news story (1879 comments in total)

Arrogance indeed. We expected this type of reaction from the hobbyist? Pretty condescending response. Bye bye Adobe.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 12:02 UTC as 486th comment
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