JesperMP

JesperMP

Lives in Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark
Works as a Engineer
Joined on Oct 15, 2009
About me:

Mildly interested photography amateur.
Grew up with a Canon AE1.
Now ponders how to be smart in the digital world.

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guermantes: What does this lens add to the line-up, actually? There is the 16mm/f2.8 and the 30mm. What situations would call for this lens? (not wanting to start a flame war, just trying to navigate between all the lenses to understand)

Sony uses the words "sharp", and "excellent contrast, resolution and clarity" about the new 20 mm lens.
So it should be a much better lens than the 16 mm.
The 16 mm is dirt-cheap.
The 20 mm will be more expensive, but how much ?
edit: Oh I see, 350 USD. It is in line with the other new E lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2013 at 10:57 UTC
On What's new @ CES 2013 article (126 comments in total)

This years CES:
Best = Fujifilm
Second best = Sigma
Worst = Polaroid
everything in between = yawn

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2013 at 11:53 UTC as 22nd comment

A camera with a functionality as a GXR, lens and sensor mated together, user interface elements in the body, can be a feasible idea. It has some advantages and some drawbacks.

But, to design it to look as an interchangable lens with the sensor in the body, complete with bayonet lens mount, fake blocked rear lens opening, fake sensor position in the "lens mount" .....
FAKE FAKE FAKE.

I feel sorry for the Polaroid brand name.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2013 at 13:02 UTC as 23rd comment
On Fujifilm X100S preview (218 comments in total)
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JacquesBalthazar: These Fuji X offers, this one in particular, are so tempting for old but increasingly broke leicaphiles such as me. So familiar and re-assuring. At the same time, they annoy me by playing this much on the retro/pseudo vintage chords in terms of design cues. This is 2013. Why are we trying to pretend to be in 1956?

The feature list and tech innards are fantastic. But the design references....am I the only one to be bothered?

Dedicated dials rather than modal dials. Dials that indicate directly what they are set to (even with the camere turned off). Can be used with your eye to the VF. Yeah, they sure didnt know how to make user interfaces in 1956.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 11:10 UTC
On Fujifilm X100S preview (218 comments in total)
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zyghom: from one point of view I really understand Fuji: why to improve X100 by means of FW upgrade if you can do it for $ by means of X100s
that is the life we live in nowadays
but on the other hand: is it worth to upgrade this camera for about 600$ (at least: I mean: sell old one for 600$ and get new one for 1200$) or more?
are these changes so important?
I've done over 10k pictures with X100 for last 1 year and due to AF issue I use only MF
I would be so happy to get back to AF, maybe even new sensor (with new filter and a bit more pixels) would be nice.
But again... are we - current users of X100 - lost now?
I don't know now, lets see
On the other hand: some improvements still could be done for X100 by means of FW and those changes would not change X100 to S version so many customers would go for new one anyway...
Am I dreaming?

Which of the improvements in X100S are you dreaming can be implemented in X100 by a firmware upgrade ?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 10:59 UTC
On Fujifilm X100S preview (218 comments in total)
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Rob Klein: What I would like to know is how many of these improvements can be added to the X100 by firmware upgrade? I really hope that some can as with the X10, when the RAW button was converted to a Q button with a firmware revision. Any thoughts?

Reducing the number of turns of the lens dial to focus manually.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 10:57 UTC
On Fujifilm X100S preview (218 comments in total)
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jlabate: In your specs the viewfinder coverage is listed as 100%. Is that both electronic and optical? On the Fujifil.com site optical coverage is listed as 90%, same as the X100.

Thanks Andy for clearing that up.
Cant believe how much confusion there has been in discussions because the specs simply state "viewfinder coverage = 90%" for the OVF. It should be "viewfinder coverage = 120%, framelines at 90%".

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 10:54 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-30 full review news story (272 comments in total)
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Barry Fitzgerald: Looks like a nice camera.
On the other hand Pentax are again applying NR to raw files. And it seems even more aggressively than before.
There is a lack of fine detail in the high ISO raw shots/comparison page. How did DPR miss this or not mention this limitation?

Hubert.
Your replies are schizophrenic. In the same post you write that it does not matter that the RAWs are cooked, and then that RAWs should be RAWs and no NR shall be applied.

Btw. I totally disagree that cooked RAWs are irrelevant for a "photographic tool to produce pictures for viewers".

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2012 at 16:01 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-30 full review news story (272 comments in total)
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EPons: THe list is the range of dslr that doesn't cost more than 700$ ....

I pick in amazon bodies only:

Pentax K30 659$
Nikon D3200 597$
Sony SLT-A57 699$
Canon T4i 739$

The K-30 have in this list:

The best image quality in raw.! ( apart Nikon D3200 for a little )
The best low ligth quality!
The best vewfinder / screen rating!
The best Ergonomics & handling ! ( apart canon T4i for a little )
The best performance ! ( apart sony 's for a little)
Same focus acuracy for all this cams

The only one that have weather/dust/cold proofing!

What a good photographer will ask to a cam? yet , it's going to figth with the 1000$ bodies!!!!!!

And , because this cam doesn't have good video, it receive only 78% ????
Hey, come on, DPreview, go back to earth and give me professionals reviews please!
Is the name DP review synonim of Digital Photography??????

"people" are stupid then.
I cannot imagine buying into a system that in the end will cost into thousand of dollars/euros without gathering and digest enough information, including trying out before buying.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2012 at 15:55 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-30 full review news story (272 comments in total)
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Couscousdelight: After reading that review, i suppose that DPreview will give a terrible note to Leica cameras which don't support videos !

Downrating a photographic tool because of video performances, that's just silly.

Video is not important for you, but maybe it is for someone else.
Dont focus so much on the idiotic percentage score.
Just draw your own conclusion based on your own priorities.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2012 at 09:36 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-30 full review news story (272 comments in total)
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HubertChen: About missing Audio Jack is irrelevant:
Noise of AF will be picked up with any camera build in microphone. This is why using external microphone for production is essential. Once you make this effort, adding an external recorder is actually reducing trouble: Say you record an interview. Build a single clip that holds microphone and recorder ( still very small ) and clip it to the speaker. Now you have no cables between model and camera ( you may trip over it and they would be in the movie, so really great to get rid of them). In fact battery life is so great, you can keep it running all the time. No need to turn it on and off. To make finding your recording clips a snap as well as synch audio and video, all you need to do is clap your hands at beginning and end of recording your clip.

I wrote this as a reply before, but thought this is worth repeating.

For some the internal mic is not enough, whereas a recorder would be overkill and too much hassle. For some the ability to attach a simple external mic would be just right.

Pentax decided that video recording is the one spot where the cuts had to be done to achieve the feature set at the given price.
You cant blame DPR for listing the cons regarding video with K30.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2012 at 09:35 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-30 full review news story (272 comments in total)
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EPons: THe list is the range of dslr that doesn't cost more than 700$ ....

I pick in amazon bodies only:

Pentax K30 659$
Nikon D3200 597$
Sony SLT-A57 699$
Canon T4i 739$

The K-30 have in this list:

The best image quality in raw.! ( apart Nikon D3200 for a little )
The best low ligth quality!
The best vewfinder / screen rating!
The best Ergonomics & handling ! ( apart canon T4i for a little )
The best performance ! ( apart sony 's for a little)
Same focus acuracy for all this cams

The only one that have weather/dust/cold proofing!

What a good photographer will ask to a cam? yet , it's going to figth with the 1000$ bodies!!!!!!

And , because this cam doesn't have good video, it receive only 78% ????
Hey, come on, DPreview, go back to earth and give me professionals reviews please!
Is the name DP review synonim of Digital Photography??????

The percentage score and the silver and gold awards should be ignored. The rest of the review is fine. Draw your own conclusion.
Thats what I do.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2012 at 09:25 UTC
On Just Posted: Pentax K-30 full review news story (272 comments in total)
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Barry Fitzgerald: Looks like a nice camera.
On the other hand Pentax are again applying NR to raw files. And it seems even more aggressively than before.
There is a lack of fine detail in the high ISO raw shots/comparison page. How did DPR miss this or not mention this limitation?

So Hubert, to your opinion one is not a photographer if one prioritises resolution over noisereduction.

K30 seems great in many ways, but by cooking the RAWs, Pentax has taken the decision of how much noise reduction to apply vs. resolution away from the photographer. Isnt the idea with RAWs that it is up to the photographer to have full control ?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2012 at 09:22 UTC
On Hands-on with Nikon V2 article (452 comments in total)
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Dimitris Servis: A general remark for dpreview: would it make sense to have two lists of comments, one for comments and one for whiners?

Make that one list for "functionality" and another for "appearance".

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2012 at 09:25 UTC
On Hands-on with Nikon V2 article (452 comments in total)
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gdfthr73: I liked the look of the V1 but they went from no grip at all on the V1 to this over compensated monster grip which removes any chance of making it pocketable.

Greif! something in between would be nice.

Look at the pictures above with the lens attached. It is the lens that dominates, not the grip. Just like on all other mirrorless, they are not really "pocketable" when you put a lens on them.
I find the grip very good (at least from the looks of it).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2012 at 08:09 UTC
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JesperMP: I am in the camp of "dont care about beautiful or ugly as long as it takes pictures".

Now after thinking about it, I think that Nikon missed out on one opportunity.
The big viewfinder hump (which seems to be what people dislike so much) is big enough that it could have been tiltable ! And since it would be integrated into the body it would be much more rugged than the add-on VFs some other mirrorless offers as options.
Now THAT would have been a distinct advantage no other current camera has.

The hotshoe is proprietary anyway, so I am sure the Nikon engineers could have found a way to attach a flash somehow. Kinda like the SB-N5 that sits more to the side on the V1.
And the builtin flash, yeah it probably could not be a pop-up type.
I think (opinionated) that a tiltable EVF would be a must-have for some, more than a pop-up flash would be.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2012 at 11:28 UTC

I am in the camp of "dont care about beautiful or ugly as long as it takes pictures".

Now after thinking about it, I think that Nikon missed out on one opportunity.
The big viewfinder hump (which seems to be what people dislike so much) is big enough that it could have been tiltable ! And since it would be integrated into the body it would be much more rugged than the add-on VFs some other mirrorless offers as options.
Now THAT would have been a distinct advantage no other current camera has.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2012 at 09:15 UTC as 31st comment | 6 replies
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Clint Dunn: Let's see.....Nikon chose a 1" sensor for the 1 series so they can make a small camera....the only advantage to using a smaller sensor. They then make V2 a bigger camera with the same tiny sensor...I don't get it. Oh yeah...it's ugly too.

Lenses, in particular tele zoom lenses will be proportionately smaller than APS-C or FF. So makes sense.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 16:36 UTC
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Simon97: I like the new design. It has an actual grip. No more pinching a flat box between the fingers. It is proportioned that way due to the small size. It looks big, but if you have seen how small the kit zoom is, you know the camera is pretty small. Nikon listened an got the main functions out of the menu and into dials and buttons. Now you can customize!

People afraid of the smaller sensor have not seen images from raw. High ISO noise is less than 4/3rds. Less noise than some older APS-C and about a stop behind the current APS-C sensors. Of course, the new sensor performance remains to be tested.

Don't take my word for it. Go here http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/nikonv1j1/18 set ISO to 1600 and compare the shadow areas vs other cameras.

Finally, you will never get a kit zoom or tele lens nearly as small with 4/3rd or APS-C.

So we should wait for the reviews on Nikons new 14 Mpix sensor before we draw any conclusions.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 16:31 UTC
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Rupert Bottomsworth: Why would anyone buy this over a Sony RX100?

Personlly I would get an RX100, but there are enough differences that can explain why someone would prefer V2.

Exchangable lenses vs. fixed lens.
EVF. Large grip. Fastest AF for mirrorless. 15 fps vs. 10 fps. Flash option.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 07:46 UTC
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