ThomasSwitzerland

ThomasSwitzerland

Lives in Switzerland Bern, Switzerland
Works as a Technical Projects
Joined on Mar 28, 2012
About me:

Like to take pictures as a hobby. Use both film and a variety of digital cameras accumulated over the years. Prefer the natural direct way with a minimum of post processing.

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On Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted article (348 comments in total)
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ThomasSwitzerland: Ken Rockwell has just published snapshots on the D750 with the 20mm f/1.8.

http://kenrockwell.com/tech/00-new-today.htm

To me this represents outstanding journalistic quality in time and precision. Why cannot the so much larger <dpreview> deliver?

Dear Scott, There is a strong demand to see on how a D750 behaves. Journalists have the job to discover things quickly, uncover, and come to the point. I am only the messenger. It is up to you to listen to your customers and the competition. And create the Online media to the markets, your corporate goals, and purposes.

If this gallery, presented here, is ok or better in your opinion; it is your decision as Product Manager. One should it calm down, now. Markets will decide.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2014 at 20:04 UTC
On Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted article (348 comments in total)

Ken Rockwell has just published snapshots on the D750 with the 20mm f/1.8.

http://kenrockwell.com/tech/00-new-today.htm

To me this represents outstanding journalistic quality in time and precision. Why cannot the so much larger <dpreview> deliver?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2014 at 18:42 UTC as 37th comment | 11 replies
On Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted article (348 comments in total)
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ThomasSwitzerland: I cannot help. Those samples do not communicate anything what the D750 should be.

They could be taken with almost any camera, even 1” sensor or smaller, by any snap shooter.

I trust <dpreview> as a prime source. But on some of their sample galleries they communicate only one thing: Nonsense. Or said in a diplomatic way: Much room left for optimization.

Hi 57even, We got quite an emotional debate. This is more refreshing instead of discussing the best location of pixels. You lead controversial threads which brings much needed life into action. Thank you.

And Rick got an impressive set of lenses I found appealing by the smart composition. It showed devotion and money spent into a good direction. Have a nice weekend.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2014 at 15:25 UTC
On Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted article (348 comments in total)
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ThomasSwitzerland: I cannot help. Those samples do not communicate anything what the D750 should be.

They could be taken with almost any camera, even 1” sensor or smaller, by any snap shooter.

I trust <dpreview> as a prime source. But on some of their sample galleries they communicate only one thing: Nonsense. Or said in a diplomatic way: Much room left for optimization.

Make it commercial. Should I make a buying decision of +2k USD on this? We do not speak on or about low budgets "quick will do".

Here is a reputable worldwide online Show. Hence, those samples are missing relevance; and in a journalistic view, they are just misrepresenting Nikon’s battle. To their (dpreview's) understanding, “Just get it out now, guys”. This is what we have got now, and debate.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 18:49 UTC
On Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted article (348 comments in total)
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ThomasSwitzerland: I cannot help. Those samples do not communicate anything what the D750 should be.

They could be taken with almost any camera, even 1” sensor or smaller, by any snap shooter.

I trust <dpreview> as a prime source. But on some of their sample galleries they communicate only one thing: Nonsense. Or said in a diplomatic way: Much room left for optimization.

Thanks for the clarification, Rick. I am in tech too. I looked on standard, 2560x1440 and 4 k monitor calibrated as my profession provides for. And those snapshots were not sufficient. Dpreview is a worldwide media with enormous impact. And here we got a professional journalistic problem in truth to compare. Dpreview must resolve this to keeping up to competion.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 17:56 UTC
On Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted article (348 comments in total)
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ThomasSwitzerland: I cannot help. Those samples do not communicate anything what the D750 should be.

They could be taken with almost any camera, even 1” sensor or smaller, by any snap shooter.

I trust <dpreview> as a prime source. But on some of their sample galleries they communicate only one thing: Nonsense. Or said in a diplomatic way: Much room left for optimization.

Just forget the thread. Do you pay me for making professional D750 samples? I expect this from <dpreview> nothing else. Continue on accumulating Likes/Dislikes.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 16:49 UTC
On Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted article (348 comments in total)
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ThomasSwitzerland: I cannot help. Those samples do not communicate anything what the D750 should be.

They could be taken with almost any camera, even 1” sensor or smaller, by any snap shooter.

I trust <dpreview> as a prime source. But on some of their sample galleries they communicate only one thing: Nonsense. Or said in a diplomatic way: Much room left for optimization.

Agree. Unlike would be good.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 15:43 UTC
On Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted article (348 comments in total)

I cannot help. Those samples do not communicate anything what the D750 should be.

They could be taken with almost any camera, even 1” sensor or smaller, by any snap shooter.

I trust <dpreview> as a prime source. But on some of their sample galleries they communicate only one thing: Nonsense. Or said in a diplomatic way: Much room left for optimization.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 15:09 UTC as 48th comment | 31 replies

Those sample pictures were taken with responsibility to the truth. They show great pictures by snapshots. They represent high quality of the hw/sw combo of this camera. Close to any of the Leica red dot "M" followers and better.

Congratulations to Pana! They will pave their way in the change jungle from classic digital to modern ones. Great new choices.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 16:09 UTC as 71st comment
On Post-Photokina polls - Tell us what you think article (198 comments in total)

The piece of technology in our hands is a tool only.

One can make great pictures with small sensors; and poor, boring ones with MF, and vice versa. If I am on the move I make better pictures with a small mirrorless m43 than with a MF with tripod.

Fun and a relaxed way contribute to creativity. The trend goes to connectivity, easy handling, low weight. And your back will say Thank You.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2014 at 14:09 UTC as 36th comment

More pixels are not the way. But prosumers demand that. Hard to make predictions. The future is in SW triggered devices. HW is only a tool, becoming a commodity. Mirrorless is the answer. You do no more need pentaprism and else. We are in a situation like migrating from film to digital.

And Canon represent one of those backward oriented companies, at least in their classic digital camera line. They like themselves most, accompanied by such an unreflected Director's smile and reply. Markets will resolve this.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2014 at 17:53 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
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OBI656: Reading this interview is telling me, that selling my Canon system was a very good move ... 😎

I did it about six years ago with all the L-stuff of maybe 10K USD. Happy about it. I felt free.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 20:37 UTC
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phazelag: The more I think about these executive interviews, the more I realize how obvious these company cultures are. This Canon Exec seems smug. I guess you can be smug while your king, but things are changing and that won't last. They also partnered with microsoft who has struggled with innovating and staying relevant. I think the partnership choice is ironic and telling.

Smug is a bad common English expression for this. He gave up on himself and looks for remuneration, not for money but for himself what he missed. And this is the whole product line he represents? He should resign. Hi-tech needs talents.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 20:15 UTC
On 14215387182_a07f853e80_k photo in Michael Piziak's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Great picture on how living beings can be.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 19:28 UTC as 1st comment
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phazelag: The more I think about these executive interviews, the more I realize how obvious these company cultures are. This Canon Exec seems smug. I guess you can be smug while your king, but things are changing and that won't last. They also partnered with microsoft who has struggled with innovating and staying relevant. I think the partnership choice is ironic and telling.

You are in error, Sir. Those kinds of Directors won’t pump out great products. They catch dividends of the past.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 18:37 UTC
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ThomasSwitzerland: This interview is a mixture of old school between ignorance and arrogance. Many downturns of once mighty conglomerates started that way. The innovative players like Fuji, Oly, Samsung; and to some respect Nikon develop quickly. To some extend they convert failures by bringing new initiatives to market. This is progress, not turning out another black brick with a self-satisfied face.

The pieces are in the absolute foreground with him having full control on the scene as the Director. To be in their boardroom with an innovative team might be a waste of time. That’s why their time to market got a problem.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 16:06 UTC
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ThomasSwitzerland: This interview is a mixture of old school between ignorance and arrogance. Many downturns of once mighty conglomerates started that way. The innovative players like Fuji, Oly, Samsung; and to some respect Nikon develop quickly. To some extend they convert failures by bringing new initiatives to market. This is progress, not turning out another black brick with a self-satisfied face.

Leaders represent the group behind because they were chosen by whatever procedure. If he were younger he would hold the same pieces of equipment. The contrasts then were even bigger – to the negative.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 15:57 UTC

This interview is a mixture of old school between ignorance and arrogance. Many downturns of once mighty conglomerates started that way. The innovative players like Fuji, Oly, Samsung; and to some respect Nikon develop quickly. To some extend they convert failures by bringing new initiatives to market. This is progress, not turning out another black brick with a self-satisfied face.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 15:30 UTC as 55th comment | 5 replies
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DABlodger: I have a 7d and will buy the 7d Mark II because of the upgrades in ISO and AF and the balance between cost and it meeting my shooting style. And since it is easy for me to get caught up in all the spec comparisons, I sometimes have to remind myself of a quote from a guy who was considered a fairly decent photographer and who used only one camera and one 50mm lens over most of his career.

“It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson

Hi DABlodger
Good to remind us of Cartier-Bresson. He is a genius like Ansel Adams. And if you are unable to get through with one lens, say 50mm, a full day; then you might have an artistic problem. On the other side, most of us don’t have those creative capabilities. Doing snapshots as in the 1950s. But the pictures today are much better by the aid of technology. And the wonders of PP allow pictures with the full variable taste of personal expression.
Cartier-Bresson communicated more with less. Our clouds today are filled with billions of pictures. No one gets noticed individually anymore.

The Canon here is the right camera for the “more with less” style and a wise choice in this sense. Nevertheless I had expected more from Canon being a powerful conglomerate in such a rapidly moving marketplace. I have the feeling they might turn to a market laggard. And this would become a real danger for them not too far away.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 16:30 UTC

If you need a fast action camera, durable, this is a perfect tool and worth the money, priced right for those specific purposes in dynamic environments.

Else, I feel the latest EVFs are more than ok. I like smaller and lighter bodies, and fun with some connectivity gadgets. Like a great lens with an Android back (intelligent embedded system, 7” hi-res screen to zoom in). Allowing for scripted post processing out-of-the box on the spot. For the fans of bricks and heavy lenses, can also be larger and better balancing as an option. I think something like that this might be the future. This Canon reminds me on my last huge analog Canon with the “super racing” shutter 15 years ago. I don’t know - Canon seems to neglect our fast modern times. But, if they make good money, why not. We got choices.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 15:26 UTC as 29th comment
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