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dbo

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Specs are sounding interesting. If the built quality keeps what it promises, than also the MSRP would be fair.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2014 at 09:12 UTC as 13th comment
On Sony Xperia Z2 camera review post (37 comments in total)

"...only 1080p.."
ONLY????
Cmon, it's a cell phone. Who does really want and/or need 4k in a cell phone?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2014 at 08:09 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On Sony announces Alpha a5100 compact mirrorless camera article (106 comments in total)
In reply to:

Fazal Majid: It's 2014. A camera's video features are not "impressive" if it's not 4K.

@Brandon
Exactly. Even if 4k is not a topic for a pro he will likely go for another camera that suits usage of accessories in a better way.

4k is imo overrated at this time - at least for the SOHO market.
Most 4k screens are only supporting 30Hz, 4k TV sets are still too expensive, most broadcasters are only supporting 720p because the overall infrastructure is still not fully compliant to 1080p.
Here in Germany the national broadcasters have a 4k schedule for 2018 at the earliest. Some privates and pay TV will be the first ones.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 09:12 UTC
On 2014 iPhone Photography Awards winners announced article (102 comments in total)
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dbo: It is the contest itself to be criticised.

Don't get me wrong - most of the ideas the guys have had are ok, and the composing looks fine for the purpose.

However almost no image has left its authenticity of the moment it was taken.
A lot of the winning images don't have a natural look anymore. And, and, and.

Nice arts anyway, but the name of the contest is a joke and potentially blinds reviewers.

A photography contest shall be contest where captured images are in competition. Any falsifying shall be forbidden. If at all post processed than limited to setting compensation (wb, exp comp, etc.).

I am no native english tongue so I assume I did not chose the right words to say what I wanted to say.

It was not my intention to blame heavy post processed photos - I assume I did not.
I am well aware that this is part of modern photography these days (and some older days, too).

The point for me is that this contest has had the intention to reward the best image captured by an iPhone and not to reward the best creation out of photoshop or whatever program.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 06:34 UTC
On 2014 iPhone Photography Awards winners announced article (102 comments in total)

It is the contest itself to be criticised.

Don't get me wrong - most of the ideas the guys have had are ok, and the composing looks fine for the purpose.

However almost no image has left its authenticity of the moment it was taken.
A lot of the winning images don't have a natural look anymore. And, and, and.

Nice arts anyway, but the name of the contest is a joke and potentially blinds reviewers.

A photography contest shall be contest where captured images are in competition. Any falsifying shall be forbidden. If at all post processed than limited to setting compensation (wb, exp comp, etc.).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2014 at 21:55 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies
On Backstory of Phantom Flex4K video shot at 1,000 FPS article (91 comments in total)

Didn't we got this video in DP a couple of month ago together with the blackmagic stuff?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2013 at 19:19 UTC as 25th comment
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)
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dbo: "The thing about the A7 and A7R that concerns us the most is pricing."

You guys are really funny. What's wrong with the prices? Actually the body prices are quite fair. Neither unliked design nor body size shall be reason to blame the price level.

And btw, both sensors are claimed to be a completely new design, meaning the A7 does not have the A99 sensor, and A7R does not have the D800/E Sensor.

They referring to the body pricing separately.

And yes, 999 for a 55/1.8 is expensive, but it is a Zeiss. Comparing it pricewise to the Nikon is bit of comparing apples and oranges...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 11:25 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)

"The thing about the A7 and A7R that concerns us the most is pricing."

You guys are really funny. What's wrong with the prices? Actually the body prices are quite fair. Neither unliked design nor body size shall be reason to blame the price level.

And btw, both sensors are claimed to be a completely new design, meaning the A7 does not have the A99 sensor, and A7R does not have the D800/E Sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 11:00 UTC as 641st comment | 6 replies
On Leica announces X Vario zoom compact with APS-C sensor article (757 comments in total)

.....
The Lunar has a total other approach - being sold to rich people buying the brand. Golf players, boat owners, H5D owners, etc.
Even if some people here don't believe, I am sure the Lunar will not end as a non-seller.

Totally other with the X Vario. Rich people don't mind to pay a bit more for the M9 (looking for the brand), so they don't want to have a proletariat's Leica.
Advanced users being able to efford the price of the X Vario certainly will expect more versatility, and probably spent their money on a more matching camera.

Best luck with your (in my mind) bad idea, Leica.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 14:23 UTC as 312th comment
On Leica announces X Vario zoom compact with APS-C sensor article (757 comments in total)

I really love Leica. For me it always has been kind of mystically what Leica designed and built. Especially the high-grade lenses on their systems are among the best this planet has ever seen.

And then they announce this X Vario.
I don't doubt that the body will be of high quality. But to be honest - how shall this annoying slow lens convince people to buy this camera?

What is the target group?
People buying a X1/2, a RX1, a Nikon A, Fuji X100 are mostly advanced users appreciating fast fixed focal lenses suiting every situation.

Even if the Vario's lens is slow in order to keep maximum possible IQ capability - it simply doesn't match the needs for a "everyday everywhere" camera due the fact of limited speed.

I assume this camera will become a shelf-hugger.

Continue...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 14:23 UTC as 313th comment

Outstanding quality.
nothing else to be expected with htis equipment and the budget for the production.

For me personally at this moment I give a damn on professional 4k video.
I would love to buy a FHD camcorder that can capture up to 120 or better 240 fps.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2013 at 09:28 UTC as 14th comment
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DVN: Why doesn't anybody make a "rugged" camera with raw capture? How hard is it to do? The first company that does will get my business.

+1
Was my first thought, too.
And why not giving it their 2/3 sensor?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2013 at 08:34 UTC
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MuMinded: Yep, I'm having me one of these.. Fujifilm makes another winner.

What's wrong with the max aperture?

This camera is just a fun thing man gonna use in 98% of the cases outdoor where enought light should be available.
Except if you are caves-diver... :-)

For serious photographing you need some other gear.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2013 at 08:33 UTC
On Roger Cicala compares three 24-70mm F2.8 lenses article (142 comments in total)
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PatrickP: the resolution of the said lenses seem to correlate with age more than anything. for premium lenses, the newer ones always resolve more.

Canon had a 24-70/2.8L for quite a while before the Nikon 24-70 shows up. Nikon 24-70 was crowed as the best out of the best for the past 5 years, until the Canon MkII shows up and claimed the throne.

I am sure once a Mark II from Nikon (hopefully with VR) shows up it would be the best again, so would be the Mark III from Canon. it's always a leap-frog between the two.

@Ubiquity99
You don't know anything about the Sony-Zeiss history - seemingly.
When the coop started it was corporate rule to manufacture the lenses in Japan.
The whole Sony-Zeiss fabrication machines, measurement facilities are designed and built by Zeiss. The quality assurance is designed, audited and certified by Zeiss.

So the only thing that is no Zeiss with the Sony-Zeiss'es is the fact that they are not made in Germany.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2013 at 22:31 UTC
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wakaba: D6 has skewed color space to give glary pics, overamplifying the sensor. Most likely down to give "vibrant" colors at POS. TV makers do this to their shopdisplays too. Something is amiss in Canonland. Wifi is a slow gimmick at 24mb filesize and 200 plus files to download, dual slots much better. High ISO is a gimmick. Pristine 50-100 is happiness.

Better sensor, better 50-100 performance, better AF, better prism, linear and neutral RAW, two cardslots and better lenses. D600 rules.

@chlamchowder
I jumped from a900 to a99 because of my high end lens setup.
Having become sick of this discussions whether a99 is competitor of D600/6D or D800/5D3 i wanted to make my personal objective judgement.
During Photokina I had a chance to play a little bit with all 5, and I'd rather say it plays with the big guys.
Really, nothing critical to rave about D600/6D. There are certain basic things, where the a99 is closer to D800/5D3. Shutterspeed, WB, tracking AF, configurability.
I agree that EVF is question of taste (I still love my a900's OVF), but putting away the physical cause of loosing ~ a stop High ISO capability the overall IQ again is closer to the big boys.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2013 at 10:21 UTC
On Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? article (1511 comments in total)

Hm...?

650D,A57,K-30 not worth to be on the list

A99,D800,5D3 - FF with a bit new technology, but nothing special

XPro and OMD - capable ML, but not too special

Thereare two on the list.
Never seen a 1" Sensor in a compact body before as in the RX100, and never seen a FF sensor in a compact before as in the RX1.

Looking on the intermediate results show me that the C/N Fanboy community is so big, that they f... up a objectively meant vote.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 07:56 UTC as 537th comment

It is an interesting spec, as of the Sony G35/1.4 was a very disappointing lens at large apertures where it is basically made for.

I wonder why this lens here is not indicated as "EX" design - isn't it the high end line? If not it would be a little bit overpriced.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2012 at 10:33 UTC as 52nd comment | 2 replies
On Fashion Shoot: Tips from a Pro article (82 comments in total)

Martin is one of the best for sure.
Enjoyed the article quite much. Talking straight to my heart.
I'm fighting equivalent difficulties in my service area.

And for the ones who feel themselves insulted by some of his sentences.
I assume with "fashion-wannabees" he is referring to the ones who are threatening his business with dumping prices.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2012 at 09:50 UTC as 18th comment

My perfect Camera would be a RX1-alike FF Compact with a 20-100/f2.
EVF, built in Filters, progammable bracketing option.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2012 at 05:59 UTC as 113th comment
On Interview - Phil Molyneux, President Sony Electronics article (133 comments in total)
In reply to:

Barry Fitzgerald: Disruptive technology = Ignoring users
D600= A99 killer, guess who will sell more?

Sony are way off base, lost the plot years ago and are too bone headed to admit SLT has failed big time

D600 vs. A99
Guess that you didn't understand marketing.

A99 is D800/5D3 competitor.
For your favored D600 there'll be for sure an A85 or how it will be called.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2012 at 08:56 UTC
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