zzzxtreme

zzzxtreme

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On Massive $33,500 2450mm f/8 NASA lens surfaces on eBay article (218 comments in total)

great for olympus and sony bodies with 5/6 axis stabilization

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2015 at 09:29 UTC as 42nd comment
On Nikon 1 V1 / J1 Review preview (5 comments in total)
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BobFoster: This is the most thorough in depth review of the Nikon 1 system . Wish I had seen it before I bought the V1...but it doesn't matter...I use my V1 for 2 purposes...for street photography I use the V1 with the 10mm 2.8 and I set the shutter to silent mode turn off the autofocus assist lamp...and I can be 2 feet from a subject and they are totally unaware that I am photographing them...it is a very unobtrusive setup ...and I also like to shoot rugby...the v1 with the 30-110 on it is amazing in freezing the action...I bought this when the price really dropped...I feel very fortunate that I was able to get one...I have another mirrorless camera...the E-PM2...which I use to shoot indoor ice hockey...it is another phenominal camera...I did have a nex 6 but sent it back...I just did not like the softness of the images...better lenses are coming which is what the nex system needs...but I am happy with the V1...and my Olympus Pen -mini2

what mode & settings do u shoot with ?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 04:08 UTC

business wise, I would think they'd want to release something that will entice stylus 1 owners to "upgrade" hmmmm. like 4K video or something

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 08:23 UTC as 18th comment
On Pentax MX-1 preview (18 comments in total)
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miuan: This is the first camera I want to return as soon as I got it, and I really wanted to like it despite its strange form factor. The operation is frustratingly slow. Most of the controls are well laid out and the buttons have good feel to them, but their response is sluggish most of the time, taking away the fun from the photography. The AF is desperate in all but casual static shooting, even in macro mode with enough light it struggles at times. The funky chroma NR artifacts at ISO 1000-1600 and the lack of NR / image parameter settings finishes the bitter feeling. I'm going back to my X10, sorry Pentax.

X10 is way better ?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 05:46 UTC
On Pentax MX-1 preview (18 comments in total)

how does MX-1 compare to XF-1, X-30 & XZ2 ?
and can you do auto ISO in Manual Mode ?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 05:32 UTC as 1st comment
On Nikon D5500 Review preview (325 comments in total)
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Lightweight003: Another half-baked/half-hearted upgrade being toted as a new model from Nikon. SAdvice to Nikon: wait a bit longer before launching a "new" model - and WHEN you do launch a new model make it worth YOUR while AND ours, thank you.
More's the pity some people are getting excited about this "new" DSLR.
Nikon's approach is really starting to irk me now. (Don't they WANT to sell cameras? Don't they want to increase their share of the market? Don't they want a good reputation for producing reliable, great quality products that show REAL innovative flair???
They've made the D5500 smaller, why? - (Are they targeting kids or "small people" with this model)??? - so small that they had to leave out the GPS, what a bummer!!! They also brought out the D810 - WITHOUT installing DUAL Digic 4 Processors, - ditto the D4s, - whuch, theoretically would have seen an increase in FPS, hi ISO quality, etc on these 2 models.

there'll be plenty of people who wants to buy "DSLR" thinking that it will give them "Better" image quality (despite them only shooting auto & using cheap kit lens)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2015 at 07:30 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5 offers 20.8MP BSI sensor and revamped look article (152 comments in total)
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ogl: Such system with 1" sensors needs faster lenses. 3.5-5.6 is no good at all.

that's what preventing me from buying most systems with kit lens

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 08:51 UTC

I thought i read the old X-S1 heh

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 04:04 UTC as 11th comment
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jkrumm: I think I'll get one for my ski helmet. What's the video like?

It will take nice video of you being scanned for neck sprain in the hospital

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 06:18 UTC
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Photoman: Can I photograph Area51 with this???

Electronic Turtle ?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 06:18 UTC
On DPReview recommends: Best smartphone cameras post (242 comments in total)

funny how you guys don't consider the chinese smartphones like Vivo X-Shot. It trumps all other phones. And LG G3 ? puts iphone6 to shame!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 06:09 UTC as 24th comment
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (649 comments in total)
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Joachim Gerstl: I'm sure it is a great camera. Loved my X100. I sold it but most likely will replace it with the X100T or its successor because I always wanted a black X100.

I also have a Ricoh GR. I'm with the people that state that the Ricoh is great to shoot and nobody thinks it a serious camera but the Ricoh GR can't replace the Fuji X100 and vice versa. They are completely different cameras and shooting experience is completely different too.

For some the Ricoh GR might be better camera for others the Fuji X100 would be the by far better choice. They really can't be compared but I did for those who don't have the chance to try them out side by side.

thanks. it's in my wishlist now!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 11:29 UTC
On Ricoh GR comparative review preview (38 comments in total)

in camera charging is convenient.

and to charge a battery externally, just get a $5 "external 3.7v battery usb charger". powered by usb.

carry a usb powerbank in your travels, you can charge the camera, and/or the battery externaly

i was looking at X100s/t, but the price and size of GR is simply amazing

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 07:13 UTC as 1st comment
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (649 comments in total)
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Joachim Gerstl: I'm sure it is a great camera. Loved my X100. I sold it but most likely will replace it with the X100T or its successor because I always wanted a black X100.

I also have a Ricoh GR. I'm with the people that state that the Ricoh is great to shoot and nobody thinks it a serious camera but the Ricoh GR can't replace the Fuji X100 and vice versa. They are completely different cameras and shooting experience is completely different too.

For some the Ricoh GR might be better camera for others the Fuji X100 would be the by far better choice. They really can't be compared but I did for those who don't have the chance to try them out side by side.

ricoh gr is still good after all these years ? im curious. really like to own one

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 05:37 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review preview (598 comments in total)
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zzzxtreme: a store is selling this + 20mm kit for $700. is that a good deal?

is $780 body only or with the 20mm ? it's an online store in malaysia

so many choices it's maddening !

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2015 at 04:41 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review preview (598 comments in total)

a store is selling this + 20mm kit for $700. is that a good deal?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 17:28 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (930 comments in total)
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gLOWx: I'm not really convinced.
I don't feel image quality is up to the price and my expectations for an m43 sensor.
I was thinking about it to replace my E-PL5.
But none of those pictures all around the web made me want to sell my E-PL5 with 20mm f1.7 Panasonic ;)
On the other side, 20mm f1.7 is an impressive lens (apart focus speed).
I even find my XZ-2 pictures (up to 400 ISO only) on par with all LX100 samples i seen. And it is not the same year and same sensor size...
Don't know exactly what is the problem (CA, micro contrast, dynamic, optical quality...?), but there is one for sure.
I expected an m43 sensor camera to output much more than a 1/1,7 sensor one.

thanks. I'm really torn now lol
X30, EPL+17mm (costs more), XZ2, RX100

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 09:49 UTC
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (471 comments in total)
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SSantana75: I remember reading this 'review' sometime ago before buying my x30. I have also had the Sony's RXs and currently also own an LX100 as my other compact. I'm almost certain that if you ask anyone who's owned this camera, or any of the x10/20/30 they'll tell you that although at times the sensor size does make a difference these cameras are a joy to use and shoot and the experience just makes you want to shoot more and more which is not something you hear often about any other cameras. My LX does noticeably better in low light but comes second in the 'fun' category to the Fuji. Handling is fairly close (for me) with the Fuji just edging the Pana out. If the Fuji had better low light performance I'd probably sell the LX so I think a larger-sensor X40 with similar lens specs and body size would take the crown in this category.

how do you explain the "fun-ness" ? I have a Fuji XF-1. Takes nice pictures. And it's more fun than an olympus XZ-2 that I tried at a store

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 05:57 UTC
On Opinion: Do we really need the Fuji X30? article (312 comments in total)
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Patrick50: I just bought an X10 (225€ on amazon) to take pictures easy to send with email. This camera has a very good lens, it's solid and compact.
And when I want high resolution pictures, I take my Nikon D800e, with heavy zooms.
Both are usefull. But the X10 is easy to take for vacation.
X30 would be nice with a lower price. Today the X10 on sale is a better bargain.

X10 - some flaws with the lens. the XF-1 corrects X10's flaws. the X30 is priced very good, considering the tilting screen, the EVF, Classic Chrome simulation, wifi, in-camera charging.

the Hybrid EVF is actually quite advanced. Jaw-dropping technology.

Classic Chrome is actually very very pleasant!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 05:54 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (930 comments in total)
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gLOWx: I'm not really convinced.
I don't feel image quality is up to the price and my expectations for an m43 sensor.
I was thinking about it to replace my E-PL5.
But none of those pictures all around the web made me want to sell my E-PL5 with 20mm f1.7 Panasonic ;)
On the other side, 20mm f1.7 is an impressive lens (apart focus speed).
I even find my XZ-2 pictures (up to 400 ISO only) on par with all LX100 samples i seen. And it is not the same year and same sensor size...
Don't know exactly what is the problem (CA, micro contrast, dynamic, optical quality...?), but there is one for sure.
I expected an m43 sensor camera to output much more than a 1/1,7 sensor one.

what do you like better in XZ2 , compared to your PL5+20mm ?
I've tried the XZ2, colours not as nice as fuji, but there's one B&W film simulation mode in XZ2 which I like. but it's very "slow" in the live view screen

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 05:43 UTC
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