zigi_S

zigi_S

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On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1514 comments in total)
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nathondetroit: The only thing that sucks about this generation of cameras is that we're paying more money for less features. There are benefits of usability, and some construction/durability benefits, but in general stripping cameras down to their basics should yield some cheaper bodies as well.

Why not replace a mode dial with a shutter speed dial on the D3200? Why not replace a high res screen with a low res one? (Think M9–If the screen isn't the primary finder, then its performance isn't a necessity). There could be a pretty "hip" plastic rendition of these cameras...

Once "simple" and "retro" break through the "premium" class of cameras, there will be a huge reaction; Throw some real dials on entry levels cameras and give purist consumers a chance to reap the benefits on technological advancement–not pay a premium to get a luxury replication of bricks of the past.

Modern cameras walk all over old ones. Deal with it.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2013 at 14:39 UTC
On Canon EOS 70D Review preview (624 comments in total)
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Jimmy jang Boo: If the $1200 70D is a cutting edge stalwart, it's a seriously dull cutting edge.

Wouldn't be better to call it what it really is? According to dpr, image quality isn't really any better than the NEX-5N, which also meters and focuses better than the 70D. And in terms of low light and high ISO performance, the 70D lags a good distance behind the 5N. Gold must be pretty cheap to be so freely given away.

What good does the sony sensor bring if it's equiped with subpar optics and slow AF?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 00:21 UTC

Sigma is better than nikon telephotos(zooms) and on par with canons. For a lot less.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 01:38 UTC as 9th comment

Wouldn't be easier to have lights sown onto the cloth?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2013 at 18:07 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D610 preview (634 comments in total)
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Panasonicus: Fans of global Nikon expert, Ken "Kenneth" Rockwell, will have observed Ken's conversion this year to Canon. I was a faithful Nikon user since the late 60's and converted to Canon about 7 years ago after a few failures of non-made in Japan Nikon equipment. However, due to the need to downsize I am now quite happy over at Panasonic and a G3 owner. Nikon need to up their game and return manufacturing to Japan, get rid of the cheap gold paint on their lenses that symbolises bling and not quality.

Fanboy.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2013 at 17:48 UTC
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1333 comments in total)
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Sean65: No way. A Canon with focusing issues.

Nikon FF side AF problems.

Posted on Oct 14, 2013 at 11:11 UTC
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1333 comments in total)
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69chevy: This just shows what most DSLR owners already know.

Sensor based AF is not very good regardless of what you call it.

The focus errors are less noticable on M4/3 because of the larger DOF, but they are there.

It's just the opposite. On sensor AF is better than of sensor.

Posted on Oct 11, 2013 at 20:23 UTC
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1333 comments in total)
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Henry M. Hertz: thousands of professionell sports shooters choose canon because of the outstanding AF performance.

yet the commentators here come to the conclusion that m43 and sony DSLR´s have a much better AF.

really you guys are DBR.... dumb beyond recognition.... LOL

Sony's on sensor PDAF implementation is inferior to Canons. Not so easy huh?

Posted on Oct 11, 2013 at 20:22 UTC
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1333 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: I really don't much care about PDAF. In fact, I usually prefer manual focus with peaking. However, I'm impressed to see that Canon's dual pixel structure doesn't seem to have sacrificed IQ for PDAF. According to both DxOMark and the DPReview sample images, this sensor is a significant improvement over the sensor in, for example, the 100D or 700D. It still has a half stop less dynamic range, but it's the first 1.6X crop sensor Canon has made that doesn't get trashed by the 1.5X crop one in the Sony NEX-5.

DPReview says the 70D competes with Canon's FF -- I cannot agree. The Sony NEX-7 outperforms the 6D at low ISO and looses to it at high ISO, but 6D IQ is always better than the 70D in color depth, dynamic range, and low light. Still, the 70D proves that Canon's dual pixels are a viable approach, competitive in APS-C IQ while incorporating a useful new capability. Now if only Canon would give us direct access to the 40M half-pixels.... ;-)

Dual pixel could widen DR. One sensel shot @ iso100 the other @ iso1600. Dual pixel tech opens a huge area of new posibilities. That's why this tech is revolutionary.

Posted on Oct 11, 2013 at 20:01 UTC
On Zeiss announces 'no compromise' Otus 55mm F1.4 article (507 comments in total)
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rb59020: Here we go again, another Zeiss bashing session. Most of the readers here would have no problem blowing $800-$1000 on an unlocked iPhone5s that will be obsolete in six months.

What did you people do before the F3AF came out in '83? OMG! It's not autofocus! How am I supposed to take a photo without autofocus!?!

Whaaaaa!

Most iphone users spend 199$ at front and other expenses are ignored.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2013 at 11:54 UTC
On Zeiss announces 'no compromise' Otus 55mm F1.4 article (507 comments in total)
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Langusta: That is one sick owl, a representative of dying species...one that got extinct even before being actually formed.

This site lives from poor people. So you can move on.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2013 at 11:49 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Review preview (494 comments in total)
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tkbslc: Noise is now on par with Canon APS-C (70D)

Impressive.

Pentax uses in raw NR. And it looks bad.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 11:40 UTC
On Editorial: Why I can't stop taking iPhone Panoramas article (300 comments in total)
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graybalanced: People forget how inaccessible panorama photography used to be. I used to admire film panoramic cameras and knowing I probably couldn't budget for one.

With film SLRs I fought to stitch scanned film frames together manually. Then software automated the process, and digital SLRs made it even easier.

To have this capability as a one-shot feature in a pocket camera is amazing. (Who cares if this camera is called an iPhone, it's really a versatile 8MP pocket camera with digital wireless capabilities.)

Having this capability in a 700€ phone is meh. Having it in a phone for 70€, now that is amazing.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2013 at 13:43 UTC
On Editorial: Why I can't stop taking iPhone Panoramas article (300 comments in total)

"Why I can't stop taking iPhone Panoramas"

Because you are paid to do so?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2013 at 11:13 UTC as 34th comment
On iPhone 5s Studio Comparison article (263 comments in total)
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Studio3Jim: Apple gets the press because they started the whole so-called smartphone thing. And somehow what a bunch of needy fanboy photographers think is somewhat less the zero interest to them.
That said I've had dozens of cell phones since the mid eighties and every iPhone since the first. And no other electronic device I've ever owned has had such amazing resale. And my iPhone 64Gb 5c will likely not break my resale streak.
Can any other cellphone model or digital camera for that matter claim as much???
We know the answer. And for now that's why they're the single largest selling individual models made. Worldwide.
Move on. Please.

Iphone is a yupi gadget. Alnd the american yupis define in the world what is "in". It's a class defining thing. If you can fork 700 to 1200$ for a phone, then you are "enlightened". Same goes for every other apple product. You are special if you use apple.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2013 at 08:46 UTC
On iPhone 5s Studio Comparison article (263 comments in total)
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jcmarfilph: 1020 is clearly superior in IQ, even if you normalize the resolution. I am not sure how an iPhone camera with sensor smaller than a pinhead would excite a photographer?

Having the latest same very expensive phone is all that some need.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2013 at 08:38 UTC
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Vobluda: They should buried Nikon 1 system 2m bellow the ground, not throw it into the water.

Looks like nikon found their niche. Interesting camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 13:49 UTC
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zigi_S: To all you sony fanboys out there. SLT isn't the same tech as on sensor pdaf. SLT still has a mirror! And it's nothing new. The SLT concept is old and only a desperate manufacturer like SONY would try to market it like inovation. It will be funny when mew canon M models will AF much better than the NEX system. Where will be the new tech from sony then? Sony's on sensor PDAF is inferior to CANON's. It loses light!

It doesn't matter if it will. For now Canon's AF adaptation is superior to Sony's. What will come in the future, who knows. But SLT isn't the same tech as PDAF on sensor because it isn't on THE SENSOR! And the olympus em1 solution is inferior to canon's 70D solution because it loses pixel information. So saying that sony's tech is more advanced is laughable. It's not Canon that has to catch up, but Sony. Canon lags only in shadow noise. That's about it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 18:13 UTC

To all you sony fanboys out there. SLT isn't the same tech as on sensor pdaf. SLT still has a mirror! And it's nothing new. The SLT concept is old and only a desperate manufacturer like SONY would try to market it like inovation. It will be funny when mew canon M models will AF much better than the NEX system. Where will be the new tech from sony then? Sony's on sensor PDAF is inferior to CANON's. It loses light!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 17:52 UTC as 18th comment | 10 replies
On Hands-on with the 20.7MP Sony Xperia Z1 post (81 comments in total)

1/2.3. What a joke.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 21:07 UTC as 18th comment
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