Mato34

Lives in Spain Mallorca, Spain
Has a website at http://mato34.es/
Joined on Aug 4, 2005

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On article Opinion: Enthusiast compacts have finally come of age (496 comments in total)

Panasonic LF1?

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 23:41 UTC as 65th comment | 2 replies
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (319 comments in total)
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vermaden: Nikon is stupid.

They have NIKON 1 system, why not add 18-50/1.8-2.8 and 24-85/1.8-2.8 lenses for that system?

Why not introduce 4K capable body for that system?

With announcement of this DL trio NIKON 1 system is officially dead.

vermaden, could agree with you with that lenses, but I think Nikon could have made a lot of simpler things before, mostly regarding design (controls/handling) and UI.

In fact, I think that even after this DL cameras, the biggest threat to the 1 system is still Nikon and their decisions regarding the system.

Saludos!

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 11:45 UTC
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Jefftan: why don't make the 18-50mm lens available for the Nikon 1 system?

mmartel, I mostly agree with you regarding those new functionalities. At least one was worth that name (the continuous AF using the FT1 adapter), but I can't remember another one.

And there are A LOT of things to make better or even make well done (like the horrible "no turn-off for image review" you mention)!! I find IQ quite good on the N1 system, but UI it's really pathethic sometimes!!

Saludos!

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 11:34 UTC
In reply to:

Auke B van der Weide: I only need to know two things:
1) is it weather-sealed
2) can I charge by USB

It seems charging will be ONLY USB

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 12:51 UTC
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Jefftan: why don't make the 18-50mm lens available for the Nikon 1 system?

"And if you've been following the Nikon 1 saga, you'd know that in the last 5 years since Nikon launched the Nikon 1, they've done precisely zero firmware updates for any of the umpteen models they've launched."

False. In fact there are/were several firmware updates for almost each model.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 12:50 UTC
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thomas2279f: Excellent Nikon... could be replacing my Rx100 MK 1 with one of these models 18-50, 24-85mm once price comes down and image + video quality samples are released. Although the Sony Rx100 still produces excellent images and is it worth replacing with a new model ?.

I really wished Nikon brought the DL range out same time as the RX100 and RX10 / Panasonic FZ1000 were announced

I'm not saying it's little gain in absolute terms (although regarding size 10x6x6 cm doesn't make a difference compared to 10x6x8 cm when it's time to carry it, the lens show way better specifications), but I'm not going to pay 850 € for that gain. So I'll wait and if the price goes lower enough perhaps I'd buy it. Say about 500-550 €? Not bad...

That's what I paid for my RX100 few months after being announced (and at the time it hurted me paying that money for a compact camera), and that's what I'd pay for a similar lens to fit in any of my 1 bodies.

Don't get me wrong: the camera looks great to me, and I'm sure will interest a lot of people who hasn't any small-size wide angle option now.

Saludos!

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 15:00 UTC
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thomas2279f: Excellent Nikon... could be replacing my Rx100 MK 1 with one of these models 18-50, 24-85mm once price comes down and image + video quality samples are released. Although the Sony Rx100 still produces excellent images and is it worth replacing with a new model ?.

I really wished Nikon brought the DL range out same time as the RX100 and RX10 / Panasonic FZ1000 were announced

I have both RX100 Mk I (like you) and also Nikon 1 (including J5 + 6.7-13).

I don't consider changing the RX 100 for the DL24-85, because I don't think the IQ would be any better but for the extra luminosity at the tele end, and the size gets quite bigger.

Regarding the 18-50, my J5 + 6.7-13 is only a mere 2 cm longer (8 cm versus 6 cm), so my gain would be just those 2 EV brighter on the lens. Wouldn't pay too much for that.

Anyway, I think the cameras look great regarding specifications, and they'll sell quite well (at least the 18-50).

Saludos!

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 10:24 UTC
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repdetect: G5X gets my vote for ugliest camera released in a decade.

Please, don't disrespect the Nikon V2 (which I have ;) )

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 17:06 UTC
On article Pentax K-3 II added to studio test scene comparison (177 comments in total)
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Shiranai: This is the first camera that (with pixel shift) is comparable to Canon 6D in image quality at ISO 6400. And for all saying Sony sensors are so much advanced, take a good look:

http://tinyurl.com/o74pu8v

Yes, they are more advanced. At least regarding this particular comparison you have proposed.

First, you didn't normalized size of images. Do it (button "Comp") and you'll see that, at the same picture size, the D750 equals or exeeds the 6D in every part of the image.

Second, being at least as good as the 6D at ISO 6400, at base ISO the D750's sensor provides much better dynamic range, and way less noise at pulled up shadows.

Seeing no other significant differences (color, sharpness...), considering D750 and 6D's sensors, the one of the D750 is way ahead, I think.

Saludos!

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2015 at 08:47 UTC
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Mato34: Obviously this issue announcement from Pentax is trying to counteract the recent issue Nikon and Panasonic announced regarding the D750 and G7.

MP war is over. Megazoom war is over. The issue war has just began!! Sony, Olympus, Samsung are eager to get into this also!!

Yeah, that one too! :)

And is something that I might like ;)

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 13:02 UTC

Obviously this issue announcement from Pentax is trying to counteract the recent issue Nikon and Panasonic announced regarding the D750 and G7.

MP war is over. Megazoom war is over. The issue war has just began!! Sony, Olympus, Samsung are eager to get into this also!!

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 08:32 UTC as 15th comment | 4 replies
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Mato34: Lack of respect and personality from Canon with issues on new models: do they think they are Nikon or what??

Yiep! :D

Link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 11:56 UTC

Lack of respect and personality from Canon with issues on new models: do they think they are Nikon or what??

Link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 08:19 UTC as 94th comment | 2 replies
On article CP+ 2015: Nikon shows off new D810A (65 comments in total)
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Mato34: I feel curious about GN of the built-in flash. Sure it stands there for a reason, say it should light Ganimedes or Mars without any problem :)

I know that, and I understood that was the reason why the flash is still there. But still it's funny to see in a camera so specialized :)

And heck! There's plenty of tourists here in Majorca taking photos to the cathedral, about 60 meters away with flash. So what we might know??? :P

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 21:24 UTC
On article CP+ 2015: Nikon shows off new D810A (65 comments in total)

I feel curious about GN of the built-in flash. Sure it stands there for a reason, say it should light Ganimedes or Mars without any problem :)

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 08:37 UTC as 15th comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon announces AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED (67 comments in total)
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photofan1986: Meh, I have a Panasonic 20 f1.7, it's even faster, and so much smaller and lighter, that they managed to make it a pancake. Come on, Nikon, give us the pancake version :D
Ps: That's humor ;-)

Photofan, sorry to see your sarcastic post wasn't well understood by some... ;)

Perhaps you should have used capital letters on your PS :)

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 07:57 UTC
On article Nikon 1 V3: Real-world Sample Images (175 comments in total)
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capanikon: They look good. Nikon's doing a good job with the 1 series. I think 18mp is probably too much for this size sensor, however, yet I understand Nikon is probably under marketing pressure to juice the megapixel count up higher regardless of whether or not it's a good idea.

Simon97, I agree with that consideration about the 11-27.5. I've tried two and both were sharp as hell, at any focal length and any aperture.

It's a lens with poor specifications but amazing results!

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 15:36 UTC
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EJPB: I haven't heard much about that FT1 adapter for the Nikon 1 series. What are peoples opinions on it? Is it worth while? Because these are fantastic camera's from what i've heard from the Nikon Representative yesterday, and from what i've read. But If I get one, i'm pretty sure i'll want to get the FT1 to put my Nikkor glass on that sick puppy. But I need some more info on it.

Well, you will keep AF with AF-S lenses, but only on the central point. VR also works nicely.

If you want to go telephoto it gives you some interesting options: a 200 mm lens turn into a 540 mm equivalent, for example, or the 85/1.8 G turns into a 230 mm equivalent. Also in macro shoting it can delivers some really nice results.

Anyway, I got into the 1 system mainly for the adapter, but I have ended liking the native lenses. But I'm keeping my dSLRs also...

Saludos!

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 20:26 UTC
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Eleson: Every camera is great, at the right price point.
Let's hope Nikon get this right.
Associating a brand with firesales isn't good.

Absolutely right.

I'm really liking the J4. It seems a product well done considering the target audience. Integrated WiFi and the touch screen were a must since time ago, so they just put the camera at its rival's level, but I think a lot of people will like the PD 10-30 lens with its automatic cover lens. Also I find it more attractive than the previous J's.

And the price as you say: Nikon Deutschland says in the press release it will be 589 € with the 10-30 PD. Seems quite reasonable to me, and very in-line with its rivals.

Saludos!

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 20:21 UTC
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Mike FL: 18.4-megapixel + slow lenses = BAD low-light performance.

For the same sensor size, Sony Rx100 and/or Rx100M2 are much better camera.

Well, but in that case the Sonys doesn't seem to be "better camera", which is what Mike said :)

In fact I have both the RX100 and the Nikon 1 system (several bodies and lenses), and I have done some spontaneous action photos (bikes on road) using the RX100. Using manual exposure and locking AF (or MF) isn't that difficult to obtain good results. But when I'm planning to do that, I take the 1 system, whatever body.

But I find very hard to conclude in a bold way what is best talking in a very general way: a compact camera "ended" or an expandable system. Both have their strengths and faults.

Saludos!

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 13:57 UTC
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