gandulfc

gandulfc

Joined on Jan 9, 2013

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If its under or around 1000 euros its going to be mine. LOVED the Merill but didn't own it due to the absolutely horrendous, battery life. Curious how this one is going to feel in my hands... don't beat if before you try it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2014 at 09:18 UTC as 56th comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera article (921 comments in total)
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gandulfc: I've seen the pictures of the x100 and the xpro and all I can say is they look stunning... unfortunately, for my work I also need good video, and video capabilities on the fuji are downright atrocious

Oh yeah, I'm totally aware of that, but I just think it is a stupid move from fuji to include such a horrid video function... they could aswell have left it out. Samsung... no thanks. I personally have several good apsc amd mft cameras but, out the box I prefer the fuji images. But I can't travel to certain countries with several cameras, plus that most people can't justify having two cameras (financially).
Commercialy seen, they would push a lot more units with a decent video function. No denying that.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 16:10 UTC
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera article (921 comments in total)
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gandulfc: I've seen the pictures of the x100 and the xpro and all I can say is they look stunning... unfortunately, for my work I also need good video, and video capabilities on the fuji are downright atrocious

what I mean is, if fuji had video as good as their stills they would have a ton more customers... not everyone has the budget to buy several cameras

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 01:26 UTC
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera article (921 comments in total)

I've seen the pictures of the x100 and the xpro and all I can say is they look stunning... unfortunately, for my work I also need good video, and video capabilities on the fuji are downright atrocious

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 21:51 UTC as 32nd comment | 4 replies
On Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 Preview article (107 comments in total)

basically, when I read the video specs, this is a panasonic gh2 with slight photo improvements

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2013 at 13:24 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies
On Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 review article (306 comments in total)
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Timmbits: DPR obviously is here to help it's owners sell these cameras.
And the GH3 is the highest margin Panasonic they sell.
Hence the Gold award.

(yes, amazon sells direct too, not just through it's sellers. I bought a printer from them)

The gh2 sold so well because of the video function... tons of productions, even big ones used them (although mainly as crash cams) and tons of indie filmmakers swear by them.

They didn't want to end up like Canon, whom everyone thought they were going to reinvent the vdslr game with the 5dmk3, so they decided to listen to their main crowd and the functions they wanted, hence, superb video...

I own a gh2, and an epm1, and I really miss the IBIS on the gh2. I'd agree the OMD takes better pictures too.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2013 at 14:15 UTC

I'm not a fan of their products but I use them. The wacom inkling was advertised to work great with sketchbook pro.... didn't work at all... i don't know if they fixed this yet... asked on their forums... no answer... sent them an email... no answer, I wasn't the only one apparently seeing their forum

i have a graphic tablet from them, works good, so i'm not hating, but they should have some customer service

fix your other products first, and then bring the tablet, i'll buy it if it rocks, hell, works

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2013 at 22:14 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
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WilliamJ: The next ones ? A Barbapapa serie, then a DragonBall serie, then a Naruto serie, then a Doraemon serie, an AnPanMan serie, a Sazae-san serie... We were waiting for a progress in photography, not a childish regression. Please reassure me, didn't we ?

not a personal attack, but reading a lot of the comments a lot of people seem to know nothing about it gets me mad.
Anyway, I'm not attacking you at all, I'm sure if some other camera company would bring out marvel comics/star wars themed cameras the same people that laugh at the evangelion stuff would buy them and call it innovating.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2013 at 13:48 UTC

If they would have brought out these colorways on the pentax K series I would have bought one in a heartbeat.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2013 at 17:13 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
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WilliamJ: The next ones ? A Barbapapa serie, then a DragonBall serie, then a Naruto serie, then a Doraemon serie, an AnPanMan serie, a Sazae-san serie... We were waiting for a progress in photography, not a childish regression. Please reassure me, didn't we ?

The only thing I can relate from your post, is 1) you aren't familiar with Evangelion, which is, actually, marketed at adults and not kids like the other ones you posted and 2nd, that you don't understand the japanese culture about them. Pentax already made special colorways like this before, and had succeeded at it too.
But I'm with you that Pentax should work harder to get better cameras out, their latest releases have been rather "meh", especially their attempt at he mirrorless market was quite the failure.... the horribly designed K-01 (takes great pictures though defeats the purpose of a mirrorless) , and the Q10 ain't wow either, but its a fun camera.
I'm a fan of odd colors on equipment, colors are fun, and like you said, people don't think they are "pro" and allow more pictures to be taken. If you have kids, you will get their attention faster too than a plain color. It also makes them less eager to get stolen, because it can be too easily recognized.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2013 at 17:10 UTC
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D1N0: Put this right next to the polaroids. It's just businessmen trying to make a buck (or a yuan). No interest in real photography whatsoever. (just my prejudice, educated guess, enlightened vision, take your pick).

still, you can see there is a love and a passion for photography in the "real" photo brands, in the designs and the innovation.

These are just OEM products.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2013 at 04:29 UTC
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tbaker: This is really disappointing news. M4/3 mount, really? Even Panasonic will admit(in closed doors) that they only have m4/3 just to take your money, because the kit lens options are average at best(even the 14mm f2.5).
What they should have done/do was/is take the amazingly perfect Panasonic FZ200 lens+glass and pair it with a 1/2" or even 2/3" Forven like sensor(to keep size down) to make the perfect camera for everyone, in every situation. People will be quickly dropping their DSLC and other similar cameras in a second for this. But, alas Kodak is setting themselves up for big failure, again. Sad to see.

IMO the GH3 and the OM-D are the only cameras with M43 sensors that impressed me for pictures. I own a gh2 with several lenses, and I have to agree that the kit lens with the M43 sensor produce very average pictures. Still better than the kit lenses of Canon but thats nothing to call home about. I have a Sony Nex 5 and in terms of stills quality, it just blows the
gh2 away, and the kit lens is much better too. I understand the consumer wants something that takes good pictures right out of the box, especially when they pay several times the price of a compact camera, so I understand tbaker's frustration.

M43, and more specific, the gh2 and gh3 produce, awesome video though, and that is the main reason that I bought it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2013 at 04:26 UTC
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