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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How many of the "ugly" posters actually use cameras to take photos ?
It may not be pretty in some peoples eyes, but that cannot be the single most important thing to say about a camera. I dont find it pretty, but really it matters little.

Apart from that, looks like Nikon seriously listened to the critique, and improved everywhere they could.
It shall be interesting to see how the new sensor performs. The sensor was the most important weakness of V1.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 07:42 UTC as 208th comment | 2 replies
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Cwiss: Due to lack of time I need a pocketable large sensor compact that I can always carry with me and take pictures with, when I spontaneously have time for it:

Similar to Sony Rx-100
- 1 inch sensor (similar to RX-100)
- Flash with bounce off wall possibility
- Pocketable dimensions (Sony's: 101x58x36 mm)
- Lens Ring to adjust aperture or shutter speed

Similar to Canon G15
- A lens fast enough to capture low depth of field images
- At least 4x zoom if not 5x zoom
- Built-in ND filter
- 1080 full HD at 24 fps and stereo mic
- Manual buttons for exposure

Additionally:
Manual button for ISO, and free functional button

AND WHAT WOULD BE THE COOLEST (however not so realistic...):
If it were shock, and waterproof (to at least 10 m, better 15 m).

Basically it would be the best of these three cameras in one!

As the saying is, "The best camera is the one you carry with you", I'd carry this one with me ALL the time! :)))

If it has to be waterproof, it cant have a collapsible lens, thus not pocketable.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2012 at 10:42 UTC

"Sony firmware for E-mount lenses, NEX-7, SLT-A36, A57, A65 and A77"

Ah, the elusive A36. Now confirmed by DPR.

;)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2012 at 08:04 UTC as 42nd comment
On Quick Review: Apple iPhone 5 Camera article (119 comments in total)

Most users probably couldnt care less about manually tweaking ISO, WB, exposure compensation etc.
But for me easy access to these things is a must.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2012 at 13:01 UTC as 26th comment
On Quick Review: Apple iPhone 5 article (217 comments in total)

Why cant we load iPhone 5 into the comparison wizard page and do our own conclusions ?
I wanted to compare Nokia 808 with iphone 5, but while I could load the 808, the iphone 5 is not in the list despite that we can see that DPR has used the standard studio scene for the sample images in the quick review.

edit: Please ignore. I see that DPR say that they are working on a more in-depth review.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2012 at 12:25 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms article (628 comments in total)
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JesperMP: New game:

For the 5000€ asking price for the Lunar, what camera(s) would you get in stead ?

I start:
NEX-6 + 35mmF1.8 + 24mmF1.8 Zeiss + 55-210mmF3.5-6.3
plus an RX100

Alternatively:
Fuji X-E1 + 3 lenses
plus an RX100.

It is your analogy that is off.
Hassy Lunar is not analogue to foie gras in a fine restaurant.
It is a bic mac in a fine veneer box in stead of styrofoam.

Besides, if we are to believe mr. Allesandrini, Hassy Lunar is not supposed to be one-off. It is supposed to bring Hassy to a wider younger audience with professional aspirations.

If I were a young person with limited money to spare, but wanting for a great kit, I would go for one of the two mentioned sets.

I can imagine having a bic mac served in a fine veneer box would be a class statement in certain circles.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 10:48 UTC
On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms article (628 comments in total)

New game:

For the 5000€ asking price for the Lunar, what camera(s) would you get in stead ?

I start:
NEX-6 + 35mmF1.8 + 24mmF1.8 Zeiss + 55-210mmF3.5-6.3
plus an RX100

Alternatively:
Fuji X-E1 + 3 lenses
plus an RX100.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 09:01 UTC as 166th comment | 3 replies
On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms article (628 comments in total)
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Polyfem: I respect the disappointment expressed by purists and enthusiasts, but I have to look at this camera as a functional and aesthetical object, and I see a very cool and well-designed camera with state-of-the-art technique. Yes, it's overpriced, but only in the camera-business. I have a passion for mechanical watches and in that field you won't get much for that price. You may easily pay, say 20 K $ for a watch just telling the hours, minutes and seconds. True, when you look at the Lunar you wouldn't buy it because of its technical functionality - it's primarily a luxury object, a device for those who want something different from the uniform black rubberclad crowd. Hasselblad degrading themselves? I find a collaboration between high-tech Sony and high prestigeous H a very good idea for both companies. / Sven

Polyfem.

Personally I find the collectible fine Swiss watches a bit laughable as well. But I can understand how someone are intrigued be classical mechanical perfection and unique design.

Leica M cameras are very analogue to a mechanical watches.
Hassy Lunar is not. Hassy Lunar is as if you took a Seiko (nothing wrong with a Seiko @ 200$) and pimped it with "rare materials" and then charged 5000$ for it. As a mechanical watch collector would you buy it ? Or laugh at it ?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 08:13 UTC
On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms article (628 comments in total)
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raylob: We all seem to be experts on camera design judging by the critical comments made here. Hassy should ask us to submit our designs for their appraisal. Winner gets the production camera for nothing. The other submitted designs should be made public and laughed at!

My camera design would be the NEX7, with no alterations wahtsoever.

When do I get my NEX7 ?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 08:00 UTC
On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms article (628 comments in total)

I feel sorry for Hasselblad, for Hasselblad fans, for Hasselblad emplyoees, I even feel sorry for mr. Allesandrini.

Who would have thought ?
That from the marriage between Hasselblad and Fuji, it would be Fuji that came out with innovative ideas and high quality in serious photography products and having complete control of both bodies and lenses, and it would be Hasselblad that would take a total nose-dive having to resort to pimping up another manufactureres products ?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 23:10 UTC as 241st comment
On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms article (628 comments in total)
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BrianDragtstra: He says: 'This [the Lunar] is not a NEX-7 camera, just because we are buying components from Sony'.

On this youtube video you can see the camera and it's menu with the firmware notification. It says NEX 7, not Lunar :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdrU0mAo0QE

At 0:30

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 23:07 UTC
On Hasselblad responds to Lunar criticisms article (628 comments in total)

Just a few Allesandrini quotes:

"This is not a NEX 7 camera, just because we are buying components from Sony."
Until Hasselblad can tell us what has been changed from NEX7 apart from the outer shell, I assume that it is a NEX7 inside.

"For example, the camera's body is made of aluminum. It takes five hours to machine this down. You can only produce three or four a day, and it costs €300. The same part, but made of plastic, would cost 35 cents"
Are we forgetting that NEX7s body is magnesium alloy ?

"I've been longing to talk to a younger audience of potential professionals,"'
A younger audience dont have extreme bootloads of money. Professionals dont want bling-bling.

"We want to be very honest: we have a tradition of choosing the best materials for our cameras"
Honest ?? What does the leather inlays and gold and silver trim have to do with being the best material for a camera, apart from bling-bling ?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 21:08 UTC as 276th comment | 1 reply
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Lou in NYC: Actually it makes perfect sense for Hasselblad and Sony. Hasse has been developing sensors where the development cost is divided by too few units sold and thus making them out of market expensive. In a deal with Sony they can use Sony's massive research team to develop medium format sensors while delivering some of the DLSR and mirrorless market to Sony with their brand identified customer base. To date Sony is still an also-ran next to Canon and Nikon in the more serious DLSR enthusiasts market

eeeerrrrrrr............
Hasselblad never developed any sensors.
They buy them from Kodak (now Truesense).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 19:22 UTC
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johnmcpherson: And; I'm not talking about what it looks like...

Normally I would agree with you.
But in this case I wouldnt be seen with one.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 16:12 UTC
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Archiver: Obviously designed by the Italians responsible for baroque and rococo style furniture.

Lambo Countac was/is bad-ass.
No comparison to this monstrosity.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 16:04 UTC
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bobbarber: Dear Equivalence People,

Please check out this link:

http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/gallery/reviews/1294294/panasonic-lumix-dmc-lx7/173770

Notice that the small-sensor compact in this picture (LX-7) retains MORE DETAIL at ISO 800 than either the Nex 3 or GF5 at EQUIVALENT ISO 3200, because the small-sensor compact has a brighter f1.4 lens.

I am SO God-awful tired of this equivalence B.S...

Thank you for your time.

bobbarber,

using DPR comparison tool, load XZ1@ISO800 and NEX5@ISO3200 (I trust DPR more than "expertreviews").
NEX5 beats XZ1 just slightly. That is to my eyes. Maybe to your eyes XZ1 beats NEX5 just slightly. Any way, it means that the brighter lens of the XZ1 is more or less equivalent to the bigger sensor of the NEX5.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 15:07 UTC
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bobbarber: Having owned an Olympus compact (C-7070) and an Olympus DSLR (E-510), and currently owning a Panasonic GH2 and Canon SX230, I think that other manufacturers have a ways to go to match the sharpness of the Olympic lenses and the jpeg processing engine.

I do agree that this camera seems expensive. Let's hope the price comes down.

The comments by the Sony posters about f2.5 and f4.9 being equivalent because of DOF are manipulative and designed to take advantage of people who know little about photography. The wider aperture allows more photos to be taken at base ISO for a given shutter speed. That's not an advantage? Please.

bobbarber.

Your requirement that base ISO must be used is an artificial limitation. If you have a camera that can provide good IQ at higher ISOs, then why not do so ?
To back up my statement, just open DPR RAW comparison tool and select f.ex. XZ1@ISO100 and NEX5@ISO400.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 14:54 UTC
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nawknai: The sad thing is that there's nothing "Hasselblad" about this product. It's a Japanese guy in Swedish clothes.

You may argue that Hassy are, like Leica, one of the few photography companies that can pull off selling a $6000 mirrorless camera, but Leica can because Leica make Leica cameras, and they exist mostly in their own Leica bubble and come up with products that they like and understand. They are auteurs. While everyone else is involved in pushing the market, pricing their products in tiers that align with their competitors, engaging in price wars, and coming up with features that out-do their competitors, Leica is just making high quality stuff that they enjoy using. People like small-scale individualism, whether it's a small business on Etsy, or an old camera company.

Hasselblad is a photography company, but this product does not clearly have Hasselblad's fingerprint deeply engrained, and so it won't be deemed worthy of its price tag.

That Panasonic and Leica play this game too, doesnt make it any better.
Only proves that there are people that happily pay a premium to have certain Brand label to show off. And there are people that laugh at these people.

At least Pana/Leica only hike the price by 50%-100%. Not 400% like this Sony/Hassy thingamabob. If someone buys this thing people will not just laugh, they will say "poor fellow, now he has completely lost it".

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 09:18 UTC
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kwojdyna: I do not agree with all the criticism here. In business you do not want to produce the best products but to make money.

If owners of Leica brand buy cheap crap from Panasonic, put their red dot Leica logo on it and find rich idiots who pay couple times more for it - why wouldn't they do that?

If owners of Zeiss brand put their logo on cellphones' and computer cameras' crappy PEEPHOLE and still find customers for premium lenses in the same time in spite of self-depreciating the brand to make some more money - they do that.

Leica and Zeiss are no longer valuable brands objectively, but on the market they are doing fine selling the rights of putting logos on crap. Hasselblad just wants to take their chance too. Too bad though...

P.S. Of course, I do not mean NEX as crap untill it's priced 10 times that what you can easily get it for...

"Leica and Zeiss are no longer valuable brands objectively"
Say what ..... !

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 09:11 UTC
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Yanko Kitanov: I am afraid that the DSLR will Very probably be an overpriced and re-branded Sony SLT-A99. A product aimed at snobs...

The sketch camera looks totally an A99. Same control elements everywhere, only the outer body shell has gotten some faux 500CW design cues.
Fugly.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 18:26 UTC
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