GodSpeaks

GodSpeaks

Lives in Thailand Bangkok, Thailand
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Joined on Sep 6, 2002
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iAPX: The QX1 is awesome, but with the tag price of the QX1 and a good zoom lens, the place that both will take on my bag (won't fit into my pockets), why not think about a RX100 III instead?

Or an actual Alpha (NEX) camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 03:25 UTC
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jhinkey: I can see a lot of potential uses for the QX1 - uses where you want a compact imaging device with a big sensor and can use some decent (and potentially fast) glass.
I see a lot of creative types jumping all over this.

Why? It cannot do anything that a current Aplha (NEX actually - or better yet MFT) camera can't do?

If all you want is something small to hide in a corner, there are already lots of capable cameras available.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 03:24 UTC

What is the point in these cameras, especially the QX-1? Why would I want to use such a camera?

Cell phones have enough power issues, without adding constantly on WiFi and screen to actually be able to use the QX 'cameras'.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 03:18 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies
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DouglasGottlieb: Dear Canon:

Please honor Goro Yoshida, and as he did 80 years ago, take apart a Leica and make a camera just like it at an affordable price.

You can start with the new digital Leica M-P.

A full frame, Canon rangefinder with dual card slots, large buffer and a small, high quality, weather sealed metal body, would be most welcome.

Giant plastic DSLRs are no longer the way, in spite of how well they perform.

We want portable but without compromise.

The ergonomic, UI and focus speed nightmare that is the EOSM will be forgiven if you build this. :) Some want a small mirrorless so much that they even own the EOSM and defend it passionately. So build something small and amazing and without the mirror that we can carry everywhere.

Happy anniversary Mr. Yoshida!

I think Canon and Nikon are both quite capable of making a pro level FF rangefinder styled mirrorless camera, without the need to disassemble a Leica.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 04:15 UTC
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FrankS009: Canon is the company that voters on this site are most "keeping and eye on" at Photokina. Perhaps they are waiting to see if the company is going to produce a mirrorless product that will keep pace with the competition.

I am thinking that both Canon and Nikon are waiting for when mirrorless technology is on a par with DSLRs in ALL areas of performance.

When it is, I think both will start replacing their entry and mid level DSLRs with mirrorless. Pro level will be last.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 04:12 UTC
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sneakyracer: Canon is celebrating the 80th anniversary by lowering prices...because they don't have any new and exciting products ready for photokina...hey, il take it, if they can't compete with new and exciting technology lowering prices is a good idea.

Tommy Leong: Sigma? What is Sigma stealing, and from who?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 04:07 UTC
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JackM: Shamless copy of a Leica III

Equally funny, is that Canon got it's start with the help of Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 04:06 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1550 comments in total)

Zebra stripes for focus checking in video mode???????

Zebra stripes are used for exposure, not focus. For focus it is peaking.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 06:40 UTC as 336th comment
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1550 comments in total)
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Just a Photographer: According to Nikons' current naming convention.
The D800 was flawed, why else call it D810?

Everything off late that has the x10 naming with Nikon had hardware problems.

Too bad that current D800 owners will now know there will be no firmware updates to their beloved camera anymore and that they have a EOL product after only two years.

Funny.
However my D800E takes superb pictures and AF is dead accurate, Increased fps is also of no interest to me.
The arrival of the D810 did NOT make my D800E stop working.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2014 at 06:33 UTC
On Budget M43: Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review article (137 comments in total)
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Michael Piziak: It's still good to see the Kodak name

T3: LOL, yes, very true. Kodak really did fumble the digital ball. Which is quite odd, considering they were in fact very early into digital.
I am sure the Kodak brand name will resonate well in America.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 06:20 UTC
On Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review preview (182 comments in total)

Interesting camera. I will be real interested to see what it actually sells for (not MSRP).
Sony pulled the same, no raw with wifi remote, stunt.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 02:55 UTC as 42nd comment
On Budget M43: Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review article (137 comments in total)
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Mike FL: "Sony NEX-6 with 16-50mm" is $519 which is not a bad camera vs this $600 Kodak. For $519, you get:

- Larger sensor
- Build in EVF
- Build in flash
- the Name of Sony
- Cheaper
- (Wifi)

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Compact-Interchangeable-Digital-16-50mm/dp/B0096W1OKS/ref=zg_bs_3109924011_1

I have both the NEX-6 and 3 m43 cameras.
I never use the NEX as it cannot hold a candle to the MFT cameras. Price isn't everything.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 02:32 UTC
On Budget M43: Kodak Pixpro S-1 First Impressions Review article (137 comments in total)
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Michael Piziak: It's still good to see the Kodak name

Even if it isn't really Kodak?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2014 at 02:26 UTC

You ever heard of teflon, t-fal, etc? Also a fluorocarbon. It may have been a problem to get the flourine layer to adhere properly to the surface of the glass element(s) without adding unwanted transmission properties.

My primary interest would be for underwater lenses.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 15:03 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
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l_d_allan: Something I find interesting ... crud on the front element has less impact on the IQ than you could expect. IIRC, a blog article from Roger Cicala (LensRentals) had images with various amounts on the front element, and showed the resulting image. I think there was one with the front element seriously cracked.

I'm certainly not advocating being careless with your front element, but real fastidiousness with keeping it immaculate may be less than appropriate. It may be counter-productive to be wiping it too much.

Or not?

Yeah, but get a big blob of water on the lens of your rugged/waterproof camera and you get a big blob out of focus in your photo.

This coating might be what is needed to repel water properly.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2014 at 14:59 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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zerlings: 2 refinements would make this camera the perfect camera (maybe Mk4) for me:

1) 24-100mm
2) touchscreen

T3: No need to go so over the top with your reply.
Strange as it may seem, not everything works well for everybody. Given what smartphones can do, touch is probably the easiest interface to implement, especially given the scarcity of real estate. But if you have large fingers, it can be problematic to use efficiently.
I also do not think touch is the best way to go on cameras or computers. Currently touch is not very well implemented, even on smartphones.
But to each their own. YMMV.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 03:01 UTC
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mrtaufik: People keep talking that Sony's colors is the worst, is there ANY evidence to prove it? Almost every camera made by Sony or Canon or Nikon or Olympus provide feature to set-up the colors so they will match with almost any taste of their users. Then WHY people always talking about color of one camera is better than the other?

garyP: I have never had such problems, so maybe you are doing something wrong. Maybe try a different (better?) raw converter.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 02:49 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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b craw: Directed at the many members who provide conscienciously developed opinions, informed by knowledge and experience - thank you. I learn alot from this, you. And DPR, you do a fine job in much the same manner.

As for the sizable subset of members who insist on endlessly pecking at the same small nut, relentless in their denial of the latitudes of subjective appeal, function, etc., I'm at a loss. An even more baffling subset to the subset are those individuals who perhaps own a camera, and are not without some knowledge, but seem like they may have suspended all personal photography until such a time when a camera is produced that is so perfect in every way that it may make any creative effort on their part redundant.

Personally, I think the LCDs on the back of cameras are already way too large. I would be in favor of a smaller LCD to accomodate the push/pull EVF in place of the popup.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 10:56 UTC
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zerlings: 2 refinements would make this camera the perfect camera (maybe Mk4) for me:

1) 24-100mm
2) touchscreen

Yes, I own 2 cameras with touchscreen.
On both cameras, I have the touchscreen turned OFF.

I also have touchscreens on my smartphones, and to be honest, I cannot say I am very impressed, even less impressed when I try to use the camera.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 10:49 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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Raist3d: Here's an idea Sony. Make the RX100 Pro (or whatever you want to call it). It would be an interchangeable lens camera with 3 fast primes - a 28mm F2.0, a 50mm F1.4 and a 100mm F1.8. Maybe 18mm and 140mm options later.

Don't make it a super blown up new lens system, just key primes and maybe one good zoom and done. Put a nice grip area.

Oh and a new sensor variant with phase detect AF.

I think Sony has already bitten off more than it can chew with the E, A and now FE mount lenses. Adding yet another mount would NOT be a good idea.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 07:27 UTC
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