A Schamber

A Schamber

Lives in Argentina Buenos Aires, Argentina
Works as a Photographer / Student
Joined on Sep 20, 2009
About me:

Waiting for a rangefinder type camera, with small lenses and contrast detect, and great build quality. Listening, Pentax??? Or Leica... or Oly...

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On Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? article (1511 comments in total)

Really, people???
The camera of the year could be several things: the highest IQ, the best ergonomics, the best feature set, the most comprenhensive layout, etc etc etc...
But the thing is that those things are NOT relevant when there's a game changer camera. Every now and then there comes a camera, or a line of cameras, that begin a legend of their own. Trust me... there's one on that list that actually has.
It is the Fujifilm X-PRO 1.

You may like it or not. You may like rangefinder style, or not. You may think it is overpriced, or not. But you could NEVER say it is not a camera that has made everyone think again about what's possible in photography, again.

That's the camera of the year. That's the game changer.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2012 at 06:07 UTC as 107th comment | 5 replies
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sodacan: For Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 you state that "While the display isn’t HD like the Nexus 7..."; what is your definition for HD? Both displays have the same amount of pixels(which is the most common definition) so it's either pixel density or that the manufacturer markets it with HD-title.

Both have same resolution, but if you actually take into account dpi... then the Samsung lags.
Still... why isn't there the Acer Iconia A700, that is 16:10 full HD?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2012 at 00:53 UTC

What about the Acer Iconia A700??? That's actually the best contender for the iPad.
And I was forgetting the new Fire HD, or Asus Infinity...
But.... why the hell are we talking about taking photos with these tablets??? It's the dumbest thing to do. Ever. I have the Nexus 7, and I actually don't miss the camera. If I need something like that, I take out my phone.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2012 at 00:44 UTC as 81st comment
On Behind the photo: Apple's Retina MacBook Pro zebras... article (28 comments in total)

They used Instagram...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2012 at 11:24 UTC as 9th comment
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JackM: How is this an issue? Nobody uses Google+.

Nobody used to use some equipments a time ago, until they realized it was better.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2012 at 18:00 UTC
On An introduction to OLED article (67 comments in total)
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Francis Carver: Who cares, really, whether it is OLED or LCD? A screen is a screen and an EVF is an EVF, after all. Are we supposed to have wet dreams at night and salivation attacks during the day about every stupid four-letter abbreviation that falls off the technology turnip truck?

You sir, for sure, don't appreciate the leaps in technology. You should just stick with a 1999 Canon D30, because it's all "almost the same".
Those things make a better experience overall, and make the working progress a little easier. That's all you need to know. And that's quite a lot to welcome it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2012 at 20:07 UTC
On An introduction to OLED article (67 comments in total)
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Edmond Leung: Definitely OLED is the future. For the time being, manufacturers are still so conservative in building new plants for manufacturing OLED because their past investments in LCD were so huge; and the current written-down value of those LCD plants are still representing a very important asset/investment in their books. No CEO will take the risk to build new OLED plants and write-off the LCD plants in the short-run for prevention of negative impacts to their share price. Since the market of OLED is already there; once the investments in the old manufacturing plants for LCD are amortized to a certain level, manufacturers will begin to build new plants for OLED; then the price of OLED panels will be dropped significantly. Let’s wait for another one or two years…

Conservative companies are what just sell you the same body with a slightly better sensor, and call it revolution. Small companies, as Fuji, Pentax, Olympus, are the ones that actually make the photography world go forward.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2012 at 20:03 UTC
On An introduction to OLED article (67 comments in total)
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Valentinian: Is it realistic to expect that the oled EVF is now on the way to improve to the point that both the mirror optical viewfinder (DSRL) and the optical rangefinder (Leica, and, well....also Fuji Xpro1) are going to be considered as dynosaurs?

Not a chance. Have you ever shot with a Leica?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2012 at 20:01 UTC
On An introduction to OLED article (67 comments in total)
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A Schamber: LED displays have been my choice for over 4 years now, only buying cameras with LCDs because there was no choice for Pentax. The difference is apparent at first sight... I could just never go back to LCDs. Hope manufacturers finally understand this.

Don't get mistaken: LED blacklit is different than LED.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2012 at 19:59 UTC
On An introduction to OLED article (67 comments in total)

LED displays have been my choice for over 4 years now, only buying cameras with LCDs because there was no choice for Pentax. The difference is apparent at first sight... I could just never go back to LCDs. Hope manufacturers finally understand this.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2012 at 15:57 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
On An introduction to OLED article (67 comments in total)

Still a better love story than Twilight...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2012 at 15:55 UTC as 29th comment
On Pentax announces K-01 K-mount APS-C mirrorless camera article (874 comments in total)
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Pixnat2: Very nice specs, but... ouch, what a strange camera!
And I thought the main benefit of mirrorless was size? Right?

Not really. They wanted to make it the smallest as possible, but... have you seen the lenses? How mane pancake lenses have you seen on each system??? Pentax has more pancake lenses for DSLR, than all of the others together for mirrorless.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 13:54 UTC
On Pentax announces K-01 K-mount APS-C mirrorless camera article (874 comments in total)

I believe people are seeing it all wrong. This camera is intended not as a new system for everyone who wants a mirrorless, but actually, just a smaller camera to use pancake lenses, for caual shooting. It's for people who want travel with only one set of lenses, and two completely different type of cameras. I probably won't buy it, since I'd rather have the Fuji. But... let's face it: many people would think of that as something really useful.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 13:51 UTC as 342nd comment | 2 replies

Never ever a Pentax version...........

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2012 at 20:34 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies
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PeterO: The fundamental issue with Nikki's post is that she expects to live for a year from 4 months of work. This is simply unreasonable - not many jobs out there would allow you to do that. If your season only lasts 4 months, go and find another assignments. The average working year is around 2000 hours - how does 150K per year sound?

There are seasons for weddings, everywhere. Most are in the end of summer and first month of autumn, or two months of spring and one month of summer. Simply because of weather and temperature. You COULD extend it a little longer, but most people prefer not to marry on vacations, or in winter. It gives you 6 months at it's best for weddings.
Sixteen year old parties are different, or fifteen ones (the latter in many cultures or countries).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2012 at 04:16 UTC

I had already seen this kind of argument, at least in Argentina. It's even harder here, since we have to pay for the equipment in US dollars, but we charge everything in our own currency. And here, there's even lot's of students and photographers that are willing to work and do everything, including 100 copies and an album, for less than 3000 pesos, which are less than US$ 750, and in case of students, for less than US$ 400. And... there's the problem that people don't even go and look to portfolios of photographers, because they think it's almost the same.
Really, really sad.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2012 at 04:11 UTC as 316th comment
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RonHendriks: Well I would like to see some rating for DSLR with lenses. I use K-5 and DA* lenses and they are very good. How good? That's the question I would like to have an answer to.

Do it like me... I used my K20 and DA* 16-50 under a fall, to try the sealings.
Flawlessly. Never tried the K-7 while had it, but I suppose it is up to that standard, or even more.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2011 at 16:51 UTC
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