jmellas

jmellas

Lives in Canada Langley, BC, Canada
Works as a Health & Safety
Joined on May 12, 2011

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On Nikon 1 V3: Real-world Sample Images article (175 comments in total)

Many may not agree, but after seeing on youtube how quickly this camera can focus, the above DSLR like bust speed, the response of the tiltable touch screen to the "focus and shoot" setting, the built-in flash, the overall size of the system itself, the grip and viewfinder included in the kit, and finally these images, I can honestly say that I'm very interested, especially when the price drops a little, which as we all know it will.
Happy shooting!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2014 at 22:59 UTC as 10th comment
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (596 comments in total)

Can anyone tell me if the Nikon 1 V3 rear LCD screen will tilt up enough to do a selfie?
Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 03:15 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
On Samsung NX30 Review preview (412 comments in total)
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Sonyshine: WOW!

"To be somewhat harsh on the NX30, I'd say that aside from Wi-Fi, it just doesn't do any one thing really well. It doesn't fill a need that isn't already addressed by the competition; isn't better, smaller, faster or cheaper than other mirrorless cameras in its class."

Its doomed then!

On the other hand, Consumer Reports, an arguably highly respected publication, rated the NX30 right at the top (along with the Pany GX7) among all non-DSLR cam's. They don't pixel peep, like most viewers do here, however. For the most part they use and test the equipment like a soccer mom. IMHO there must be some value in that...

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 20:21 UTC
On Light Field Cameras - Focusing on the Future article (135 comments in total)
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peevee1: Unless it produces something usable in the current imaging infrastructure, nobody will be interested.
What I mean is - it should work everywhere, Facebook, Flickr, Youtube... not just from their own app or website.

A lot of the digital images today, esoecialy professional work, is already worked on after it is recorded on the chip. We blur, sharpen, darken, crop, etc., and still terific images are produced, either as recorded, or with a little (or a lot) of work afterwards.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2014 at 22:06 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (689 comments in total)
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Photato: I don't know why people keep comparing this Canon to the Sony RX100. Different sensor size, different overall size and different zoom range.
When compared to ILC cameras, then this Canon G1XII is not so impressive.
For the same money people can get a much better package getting a Sony A6000, is like.... no comparison.
I don't know what was Canon thinking by intentionally crippling this camera in features that wouldn't cost anything to implement, my ancient Canon Pro1 has features this camera doesn't have and lets not get started comparing it to what a smartphone can do these days.
Unless Canon is happy to charge much less of the suggested price is my guess, but I don't see this camera selling well.
Another camera for the landfill in a few years.
Sony A6000 is much more interesting option for about the same price.

A comparison based on just the sensor alone may perhaps put the RX100 ahead, but then there's the tilting screen the ability to focus and shoot by touch and from any angle, the relatively much wider apertures, especialy on the long side of their zooms, which produce such great bokeh and yes, even the generaly great images. That said, I just ordered a Panasonic G6! :)

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 20:48 UTC
On Entry-Level Mirrorless Camera Roundup 2013 article (94 comments in total)
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skytripper: Do you all think Fuji is likely to add wireless remote control to the X-M1's capabilities in the future? And if so, could they do it with a software upgrade? To me, this is one of the most interesting new features now appearing on some of the newest cameras.

Unless there's a hardware provision already in the camera, highly unlikely, no. Much like the need to connect via a wireless router at home, if it's not there, there's no wi-fi. Besides, it'll be another feature to entice you with on the model that replaces it. :) It's ironic how most were mocking Samsung when they implemented this feature in their cams sometime ago...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2014 at 17:15 UTC
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AnHund: It looks very good, but with quite a lot of smearing of fine detail even at ISO 1600.

Fibers on the mouse are not even "clear" @ ISO 100, but it's either the type of fabric used or focus in that area is a little off.
Regardless, the processor MUST deal with the noise produced by the sensor at those frequencies ...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2012 at 02:49 UTC
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R Johns: Pt. 2) I'll list out a few missed opportunities I feel Canon has either intentionally or unintentionally left off of this otherwise great camera.

*No Remote Capture ability with EOS Utility (Rebel has this feature)
*No ability to control Wireless Flash Groups (Rebel has this feature)
*HDR Mode does not record to a RAW file
*AE Bracketing limited to only 3 Frames (Pan "G" and Oly E-"P" go up to 7)
*No Video 3-10x crop mode in 1080P HD (Rebel has this feature)
*No 1080p @ 30fpx, or 720p/480p @ 60fps (Rebel has this feature)
*No Stereo Audio Input for External Microphone (Rebel has this feature)
*No TTL Viewfinder
*No 100% (or close to 100%) Frame Coverage in Viewfinder
*No Viewfinder Info??? Seriously???
*No ability to use a Lens Filter and a Lens Hood together

A G1X with all of these features (in it's first iteration) would make all of those Rebels, T2's, etc a lot less needed! Lol.

It'll take Canon a few years (say, G3X?) before they give us the juicy stuff! I just hope they are making the right decision...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2012 at 01:05 UTC
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Mrrowe8: bottom line is how does it compare to fujifilmsx10 ? and please only reply if ur really gonna buy one ...

X-10 and G1X? Apples and oranges, at least in terms of IQ, due to the large sensor size variance... but if the last 8x10 u printed and placed on a wall was more than, say, a year or two ago, then it's worth looking at the X-10 in my opinion, especially if Fuji addresses a couple of issues (incl. the ORB effect) in their upcoming F/W release.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2012 at 00:01 UTC

These results, though further analysis is needed, are fantastic, in my opinion! Now give us quick focus, and fast shot to shot times Canon and u have a buyer in waiting. Though next years likely iteration with a 24mm lens would be even better!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2012 at 02:51 UTC as 77th comment
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keepreal: It is Adobe's role to keep flooding us with updates. Now DP Review is doing it. Articles on the Canon G1 X, that and several threads already on the Fuji XPro-1 and who knows where else and all within less than a week. DP Review now also has a high proportion of useless articles like software to put on your mobile, rubbish to buy a week before Christmas and what you can waste up to $20 or more on.

I worked in Misinformation Technology for 40 years and hated it. (I only stayed because I could not earn enough to raise a family in another field.)

Changes on a whim every few days, too much information, too much email, even if correct or more up to date is not useful. It is a nightmare. Metaphorically, the ink has not even dried before it is updated or out of date.

It is bad enough with camera models being superceded every few months. Please just shut up. Those sample images above on their own are a complete waste of time.

The reason DPR is "flooding us with updates" is merely because we expect them too!! All one needs to do is check within the various forums to see the pressure that must be felt by DPR and others in their field. The competition to produce articles and reviews "now" is immense! I, for one, am glad that all I have to do is read them. So cut them some slack... after all why are you here?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2012 at 02:42 UTC
On Buyer's Guide: Enthusiast raw-shooting compact cameras article (286 comments in total)
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MainOlyGuy: I'm not an Olympus "Fan Boy" and I don't buy into the idea that a particular camera will make you a good photographer... BUT you did not do your homework.

The Olympus XZ-1 does have an EVF, though it is an accessory. That should have been at least mentioned to keep the article honest and it pushes the cost of the camera up a good bit in doing so. Both points would have helped us in deciding about this particular cameras.

It would have also been of interest to us that the XZ-1 is fully capable of controlling remote flashes and with it's Underwater case.... and remote flashes controls it becomes a very interesting and accessible and useful tool for underwater work.

I know it must be tough to know all of these cameras inside and out but that is the job you took on. These omissions make me wonder what was left out about the other models that would have left us much better informed and shakes my trust in DPReview. You provide a valuable service to us, please respect that and protect it.

with a login of "MainOlyGuy" it's hard to assert that you are not an Olympus "Fan Boy"... lol Just bugging u.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2012 at 00:20 UTC
On CES 2012: Lytro Photowalk article (140 comments in total)
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CameraLabTester: This type of camera has great many uses... like for security recording, monitoring capabilites, etc.

But for high end artistic photography, advertising, and media requirememnts... maybe not (yet).

It's a great invention... now it needs to find a reason for a great need for it...

There's always a need for convinience and options, e.g. where to focus AFTER the fact. What remains to be seen is whether it's implementation will be correct for current market conditions... and that remains to be seen.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2012 at 23:43 UTC
On Preview: Canon PowerShot G1 X large sensor zoom compact article (776 comments in total)
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Nimenion: Hi!
Very interesting - but I would have needed
about 24 - 110 mm (35 equivalent) and about
f:2,0 - better than 4,0 at tele-end...

So, a real wide-angle and more speed for the lense!
The xz-1 was almost my choice but I left it because of the 28mm wide.

So sad! Not mine this either....

And then there's those ORBs...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2012 at 06:18 UTC
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diforbes: G1X is DOA as far as I'm concerned. Same useless optical viewfinder as the current G series. Why didn't Canon develop a new viewfinder for this one?

This is the first iteration of this unit. Every year will likely bring something more to this camera, as is usually the case. Perhaps next year we'll see 24mm lens, maybe a larger screen, or other upgrades. All manufacturers drag things along so that they can make the most money while at the same time keep DSLR's still desirable. It's just that Canon does it more slowly than perhaps anyone else. Why? Because they can!
Just my thoughts.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2012 at 07:21 UTC
On CES 2012: Samsung stand report article (20 comments in total)

Where is the TL550 or 600? Now THAT would be nice!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2012 at 01:33 UTC as 8th comment
On Preview:canong1x (1032 comments in total)
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Xentrax: I could find only 5 flaws in the camera:

Unlike Samsung or Nikon, Canon decided to go with 4:3 aspect ratio(#1) which is wrong in the era of wide screens, considering that most compact camera users make only landscape shots. Hopefully this sensor does not end up in a mirror-less interchangeable lens camera by Canon.

This heavy(#2) camera has no GPS receiver(#3) or automatic lens cover(#4), has small battery(#5) but it features rather useless viewfinder.

A wider ratio (e.g. 3:2) would require an even bigger lens to cover the sensor...

Posted on Jan 10, 2012 at 21:46 UTC
On Preview:canong1x (1032 comments in total)
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ok55: Why can't someone make a compact with decent apertures at the tele end??
F5.8 at the tele end is useless for subject isolation. Isn't a constant f2.8 (or wider) possible??

Do u mean the Fuji ORBX-10?

Posted on Jan 10, 2012 at 21:42 UTC

The colour that I got from an older DX6440 from Kodac has still to be matched by any other camera that I have owened, incl. a couple of DSLR's! If only they got everything else in order (and I hope they do) this company would survive, given their background.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2012 at 19:47 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On Preview:canong1x (1032 comments in total)
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pekingduck: Too bad, no 24mm...

Couldnt agree more-24mm is a must... A manual zoom lens (X-10 like) would also be nice, but Canon has always done it this way. One feature at the time. If they gave us all we are asking, who would ever buy all those Rebels? Lol. I.m bettting that 2013 will give us 24mm, mark my words.

Posted on Jan 9, 2012 at 21:36 UTC
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