ChrisKramer1

ChrisKramer1

Lives in Afghanistan Kabul, Afghanistan
Works as a Lawyer
Joined on Jul 6, 2009

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On Canon PowerShot G3 X gets official introduction article (223 comments in total)

I have the rx10 and g7x. I love both of them. The Canon may not match the Rx100 mkiv technically, but the extra reach is invaluable. The bright lens on both is a major bonus, allowing high shutter speeds at longest focal range.

At 600 mm you will definitely need a viewfinder. Arguably an add on viewfinder will offer better quality and be easier to use on top than stuck on the side. So i don't have a problem with that. Being detachable means that you can keep the compact size too. BUT wildlife photographers will want better burst rates.

You can get great results on a Tamron 70-300 SP on sunny days but shake can be a problem even on a good tripod. Overall, if the lens were faster and the burst rates higher, I would be interested at 1300.

As it is, you could wait a year until it drops to 700 euros in the shops and then buy second-hand on asgoodasnew.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2015 at 19:00 UTC as 8th comment

Well I (and I suspect millions of others) gave up on Sony because they didn't produce any lenses for the NEX system. After using the G7X for a week or so, I have to say I see no further need for these mirrorless cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 18:10 UTC as 191st comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies article (390 comments in total)

I was quite impressed by Canon GX7 yesterday in the shops. It actually felt quite robust. The image quality appears quite remarkable.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 15:01 UTC as 75th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (939 comments in total)
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bill nu: I suggest you buy the A6000 with the kit lens and be happy. When you learn the A6000 buy a prime lens and WOW.

I had the Sony A6000 for two months before selling it. It felt horribly cheap and not a patch on my NEX5n; the tilt screen did not sit flush with the back and felt terribly weak; the viewfinder was horrible and I could only used it for framing a shot; getting the card out was annoyingly awkward; I personally found the menu system even worse than on my NEX 5n; image quality was potentially good, but there was a horrible blue cast at auto ISO that I found difficult (if not impossible) to correct properly. Just my subjective opinion, but it feels that the A6000 was made by a different company that made the NEX5n. Adieu Sony. I bought a Canon 700d: ISO and dynamic range are less good but colour reproduction is far more pleasing, focus is way sharper and the handling is great. PLUS all those great lenses on asgoodasnew!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2015 at 22:09 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (650 comments in total)
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DonalHickey: I used the X-10 and loved it. Then the X-20 and loved it. Then the X-30 came out and had the same sensor size as my X-20. No real progression. I sold it and researched for weeks for a replacement. I am now using a compact that I will probably never replace. The under-rated street animal that is the Ricoh GR. I really like the X-100 range but this upgrade reminds me of the X-20/X-30 upgrade. Basically the same camera, so what's the point? Can this fit in my jeans pocket? No. Does it have snap focus? No. Are the Raw files easily processed? No. Is it worth the cost? No. My GR has double the battery life, I don't need camera straps or bags, the Mono images are incredible and it's got a big sensor. Sorry Fuji, I ain't interested.

I had a Ricoh GR and yes, it is a nice camera and has exceptionally good image quality. However, there are people who carry it around in their pockets to find that dust has entered the lens. There are so many reports of this that it is impossible to ignore. And I found the battery life to be REALLY bad. Once you put the GR in a case and take two spare batteries with you it ceases to be so much smaller than that Fuji X100T.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 13:17 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X Review preview (457 comments in total)
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RichRMA: The problem with pocketable cameras like this is that they are only really pocketable without a case and cameras with motorized lenses sometimes see those lenses jam due to what might be in a pocket, like lint or other particulate matter.

A case mainly helps with grip but can also prevent accidents like mistakenly switching on the camera when it's in your pocket, thereby damaging the lens when it extends. And no pocket is clean - dust can easily collect around the lens. Also, many people sell their cameras after a year or so to get the updated version. A case protects the camera against scratches and knocks, thereby maintaining its resell value.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2014 at 10:44 UTC
On Olympus Stylus 1s camera announced in Japan article (94 comments in total)

Actually, most of my processing is done on tablet nowadays using jpegs. I think the apps available today are remarkable and cannot be found on pc (eg. Lenslight, mextures, matter, fragment, scratchcam etc.). Which also means that image quality is no longer such a major issue. My Canon G9 still produces more than good enough image quality for my mobile processing purposes. So these 1.7 inch sensor cams still have a lot of life in them and the size goes well with a tablet on the move.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2014 at 10:50 UTC as 3rd comment

Trying out my new A6000 with the 35mm 1.8: yes, the sensor seems very powerful : I can crop to within 100 % and still get useable results. But my 700d's sensor is better for sharpness and colour.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2014 at 23:20 UTC as 26th comment
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (650 comments in total)
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rsf3127: Always wanted to like these Fuji but stopped when looking at the RAW images. They are not up to the same level of recent sensors by other manufacturers at all.
I always keep coming back to my NEX/A7. Much better value and versatility.

I have just bought the A6000 and am hoping my initial disappointment at the dubious build quality is counteracted by some superb image quality. Apparently the sensor is significantly better than that of the NEX5n which was already pretty astounding for a camera that small.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 20:13 UTC
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Photoman: I think I'd rather use my A5000 and I always have my phone to receive and/or control the camera...if I really need to. Seems a waste to me. Make more lenses Sony like Pana/Oly. Your a bit slow in that department Sony.

I have the 35mm 1.8. Would be nice to have an 85mm 1.8 (like the Canon).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 16:57 UTC
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BarnET2: I am going to a concert in 2 months
Lots of movement dark you know the thing.
Grainy shots on my girlfriends Facebook the day after.

I can't take a DSLR inside. They just won't allow it unless your press. A small mirrorless like the gm-1 with a prime is a possibility. The qx1 with a 50mm OSS would be even better.

Sony NEX 5n with a 35mm 1.8. It's small enough not to be noticeable and the lens is fairly sharp at 1.8. Only problem is the sluggish start up time.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 16:55 UTC
On Hands-on with the Pentax K-S1 article (344 comments in total)

LOL! Flashing lights. That get covered up when you hold the camera. X-D

Hey Pentax, does it come with a free Darwin Award?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2014 at 20:47 UTC as 30th comment | 1 reply
On Photographing Thailand with the Nokia Lumia 1020 article (148 comments in total)
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ChrisKramer1: After losing the latest changes to my translation on One Drive yesterday I NEVER want to use another Microsoft product...

Yes, I know. I never trust the cloud normally. But you have to when you are using a company computer on loan and will never see it again. And three months ago Microsoft shut me out of my hotmail account in the middle of an ebay transaction, despite the fact that I answered all the security questions.

My point is, when I saw "Microsoft" mentioned, I thought of my lost email account and lost hours of work (and all the money that went with it). Not "Oh my gosh, how nice are those pics!"

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 16:54 UTC
On Photographing Thailand with the Nokia Lumia 1020 article (148 comments in total)

After losing the latest changes to my translation on One Drive yesterday I NEVER want to use another Microsoft product...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2014 at 10:19 UTC as 69th comment | 4 replies
On MonkeyMagic photo in ChrisKramer1's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Damn! That Tamron 70 - 300 SP is really good!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 02:54 UTC as 1st comment
On LowrySortOf photo in ChrisKramer1's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

I only hope they had doggy bags with them...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2014 at 01:52 UTC as 1st comment
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (432 comments in total)
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kadardr: Why do I like the Nikon 1 system? It has a unique mix of characteristics.
1. Unobtrusive design, pretends to be a small P&S. No attention drawer.
2. Totally noiseless operation with the electronic shutter. Stealth shooting, great candids.
3. Blazing fast AF, which is also very accurate, if you choose the right method depending on the situation. (actually the small sensor does not require the accuracy of an FX system)
4.Bewilderingly fast burst mode.
5. Great lenses. My favorites are the 18.5mm, 30-110mm and the 6.7- 13mm.
6. Great video. I use it for GIF making only.
7. Great raw quality. Great colors, sharpness and all. Very intuitive UI (even the V1).

Nikon 1s are the all time companion camera to me. I will get the V3 for sure.

But honestly what's a "CLUNK" between a substantial APS-C and teensy weensy 1 inch sensor?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2014 at 20:31 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (432 comments in total)

$1,196.95

X-D

Direct link | Posted on Jul 4, 2014 at 20:27 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
On Adobe Lightroom Mobile now available for iPhone post (18 comments in total)

LR on a phone

LOL!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 19:07 UTC as 11th comment

Adobe needs to beef up Photoshop Touch. It's pretty good, but nowhere near it's potential.

Actually, that's quite a big reduction. 8-o

Which makes me think that there are really good alternatives out there. For less!
:-/

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 19:00 UTC as 57th comment | 1 reply
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