Jostian

Jostian

Lives in South Africa Pretoria, South Africa
Works as a Development Specialist
Has a website at http://jostian.wordpress.com
Joined on Jun 30, 2010

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On Niko announces service advisory for D810 'bright spots' article (378 comments in total)

yet another QC issue for Nikon...D7000, D600 and now the D810, geez, what gives Nikon?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2014 at 14:38 UTC as 22nd comment | 24 replies
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (658 comments in total)

if one compares the IQ against the Sony A6000, obviously the A6000 has the edge but whats interesting is that (assuming the A6000 is tested by DPReview using the 16 50 PZ lens which is far from great) is that the corners of the Mark II photos (even at 100 iso) are very soft in the corners compared to the 1650PZ lens which is very poorly rated for corner sharpness... so how bad is the G1X MkII lens then if its corners are far worse than the crappy 1650 PZ lens from the Sony A6000?? I am really keen on the MkII but have seen reviews moaning about the soft edges (at any FL) which is worrying...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2014 at 08:24 UTC as 5th comment
On Sony a6000 Review preview (731 comments in total)
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Steen K: This camera is so tempting, but what about the lens lineup. The kit lens is crap it looks, so there is only one way, Zeiss which is very expensive. Why doens't Sony make some descent lenses of their own? Dellis12, you write that you have som really sharp E-mount ones, which are they? Does all e-mount fit the a6000 and what about autofocus etc?

But yes, that 16 to 70 Zeiss seems just awesome!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 13:58 UTC
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Jostian: never understand why DPReview have a heading Body: design and handling and then say absolutely nothing about the body materials etc...?? change the heading then please.

overall heading is Body...sub heading is design and handling, so its not inconceivable to expect something related to materials and build quality under "Body", huh...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 08:56 UTC

never understand why DPReview have a heading Body: design and handling and then say absolutely nothing about the body materials etc...?? change the heading then please.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 06:46 UTC as 125th comment | 2 replies
On Sony a6000 Review preview (731 comments in total)
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Steen K: This camera is so tempting, but what about the lens lineup. The kit lens is crap it looks, so there is only one way, Zeiss which is very expensive. Why doens't Sony make some descent lenses of their own? Dellis12, you write that you have som really sharp E-mount ones, which are they? Does all e-mount fit the a6000 and what about autofocus etc?

kit lens is fine, read a few reviews on it, not sharp like a prime but its resolution figures are more than fine (for a kit lens). the PZ lens is great size wise too and 16mm (24mmm in 35mm terms) is nice and wide, nope, the kit lens ain't bad at all.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 11:54 UTC
On Sony a6000 Review preview (731 comments in total)
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McQuestion: There are many things to like about this camera, but I really wish this review came down harder on the rear screen. It's not an exaggeration to say it's terrible.

The screen itself is useless in the sun, due to the glossy finish, and the flip design is far too limiting. The only practical use I can think of is for taking shots straight on, from directly above or below, provided you are indoors. I find myself longing for the articulated rear screen of my Canon G2 from over ten years ago. Even though it was the size of a postage stamp, it was far easier to see and was useful for taking shots from a variety of angles.

I understand that there are limitations due to form factor, making an articulating screen difficult to squeeze in the package, but it's not impossible. A drop and swivel design would work. For better visibility, some anti-glare solution is a must.

think the detail on the EVF is great, have the NEX6 and think the A6000 actually looks better, so not sure what the problem is with the 'low res' (you say, joker) EVF, its brilliant I think, use it all the time. Maybe you forgot to adjust the diopter... my menus and settings are crisp.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 11:51 UTC

Now we just need a decent camera module (Android version of the Lumia 1020), and not this tiny sensor, high MP aggressive processing junk we have at present in all the Android phones!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2014 at 06:47 UTC as 9th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)

High iso is not bad, impressed, just compared it with the 70D at 3200, not a lot in it, am surprised actually.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 13:34 UTC as 288th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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straylightrun: At what point in the zoom range does it drop from being f/2.8?

- RX10 is f/2.8 from 24mm to 200mm
- FZ1000 is f/2.8 from 25mm to ????

yip definitely but to stay at f4.0 from 175mm to 400mm is not bad I guess, but the F2.8 range is disappointing indeed.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 13:30 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 First Impressions Review preview (1282 comments in total)
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straylightrun: At what point in the zoom range does it drop from being f/2.8?

- RX10 is f/2.8 from 24mm to 200mm
- FZ1000 is f/2.8 from 25mm to ????

at 28mm its already at F3.0, from what I read its at F4.0 more most of the range 175mm to 400mm

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2014 at 09:21 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (658 comments in total)
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MarcMedios: This is such bad timing for Canon!!!!

They remove the ONE thing that made the G-Series great: the viewfinder, offering one as an option and having the viewfinder increase the footprint of the camera.

Then they still haven't solved the issue of shutter lag.

Sony 100-III anyone?????

viewfinder was useless... hated that it was so inaccurate, if they had an integrated evf, great, but the ovf they had was a waste for 95% of the time...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 09:50 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Review preview (11 comments in total)
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Shashank90: Which one is a better model 70d or 7d , I have read numerous reviews and seen plenty of videos, even though 70d is a much newer version I would like to know from some one who has used them side by side.

I think both are great, depends on your needs, the 7D is like a tank, the build quality is incredible, its AF is phenomenal (a cut above the 70D in terms of customization options), the 70D has slight advantage 2/3 of a stop at higher iso's, has wifi and touchscreen, the 7D has bigger and better OVF, and the 70D have awesome video capabilities. I played with both and went for the 7D (easy choice), the 70D felt like a toy and I didnt like the plasticky feel (compared to the 7D). Bit both are great, you'll enjoy either depending on your needs.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 13:49 UTC
On Canon EOS 70D Review preview (632 comments in total)

for video 70D definitely, I recently got the 7D (I dont do video at all) and preferred the pro grade build and additional AF options.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2014 at 07:52 UTC as 27th comment
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (563 comments in total)

looks cute... see what the reviews say!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 08:43 UTC as 20th comment
On Will the next smartphones measure in ultrapixels? post (16 comments in total)
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KEG: Nice ... so it can crash during photoshot also ...

http://androidandme.com/thread/htc-phones-crash-a-lot/

think u are dreaming... I had the One X and the HTC One (Voted best smartphone in the World 2013) and both were brilliant, especially the One, smoothest Phone I ever had, no, crashes of any sort. Maybe you had problems with with older HTC's but please don't generalise with stupid statements like the one above...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2014 at 07:01 UTC
On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan article (612 comments in total)

still no built in flash... hate the fiddly flash add on's. No thanks, carry a flash separately defeats the purpose of a CMC...

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2013 at 10:15 UTC as 57th comment | 1 reply
On Sample Gallery: LG G2 smartphone images post (48 comments in total)
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Daniel Stehura: Great camera for a phone. The first panorama shot is really impressive. I like the Quad core processor they are using and screen size. Nice work from LG!!! I hope 128GB is the normal storage with 13m.p. per shot. Apple needs to discontinue anything less than 128GB on all of their products. Memory is dirt cheap. For the people down grading from a DSLR your all washed up and never were into photography. You complain your DSLR camera is heavy but drag a 50 lb. belly around all your life.
Keep on down grading until you get a pencil and paper to capture your precious moment's.

obviously not enjoying your time with the model that much... if your mind turns to writing such drivel, how you make phone memory relevant to 50 lb. bellies and heavy DSLR's I aint sure, but a word of advice, enjoy the model more and write less...

And I don't know a single person who has downgraded his/her DSLR to a phone camera, P&S maybe but not their DSLR's... methinx the altitude in them mountains is getting to you.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2013 at 07:08 UTC
On Nikon D610 preview (627 comments in total)
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Mike99999: With the FF NEX around the corner, even if the D600 drops to $1000 I would not touch it.

Buying a FF Nikon or Canon is like buying a giant CRT screen. It's ancient technology. The D600 and 6D are a desperate last fart from Canon and Nikon to push their remaining stock as the world switches to mirrorless.

I hope you are joking right!! there isn't a top photographer in the world who has dumped DSLR for NEX...NEX's are great but they are an alternative, not a replacement to DSLR!!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 11:22 UTC
On Nikon D610 preview (627 comments in total)

yip, am sure the oilysensorissue is now a thing of the past (hopefully)... lets wait and see, and yes, shame on Nikon for not admitting it!! One of the reasons I moved to Canon, Nikon's lack of openness and honesty...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 11:18 UTC as 208th comment | 3 replies
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