NewForce

NewForce

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Joined on Jul 2, 2013

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On Samsung NX30 real-world samples gallery article (62 comments in total)
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Zeisschen: Most ugly mirrorless camera so far. When will Samsung start to employ designers? ALL of their products are of such a bad design :/

viking79: The DSLR lookalike Samsung NX30 DSLM camera are really good design over a rangefinder. Congrats you are still keeping it. Your choice of choosing it as your prefer camera mean it's a greater camera over your other Sony cameras. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2014 at 09:29 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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NewForce: After many minutes playing with it, I feeling so clumsy using this camera. It's nice looking retro camera but wasn't nice to use in operation wise.

The way Fuji X-T1 retro design mimicking the old manual camera control, it may look nice but somehow it end up making me feel clumsy.

With a smaller camera body, my eye on the EVF and right index finger on the shutter button/dial, moving left fingers on the small top plate to make changes, especially the shutter speed, really make my experience feel odd & clumsiness.

Of course I can use the camera in Auto, but with the many dials on the top plate make me want to make use of them, or else they end up doing nothing and defeat the purpose of having them.

I am an old timer, but think I am spoiled by the advancement in electronics over the last few decades, to use 2 dials and some buttons control over A/S/ISO settings.

Perhaps you still liking the old way, but I definitely not very fond of combining old manual operation on a new digital camera.

I may be a old timer having many manual cameras before, but it's not 1970's~80's anymore, so this type of camera it's not for me anymore.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2014 at 02:35 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)

After many minutes playing with it, I feeling so clumsy using this camera. It's nice looking retro camera but wasn't nice to use in operation wise.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 02:49 UTC as 41st comment | 4 replies

With German Carl Zeiss brand built quality and 2x~4x $998 price tag, this 50mm F1.8(only) lens IQ has to be top quality than the cheap Canon and Nikon 50mm 1.4/1.8 lenses.

Oh no... the vignetting of this CARL ZEISS lens only go off totally at F8.0, it was much worst than the cheap and good Nikon 50mm F1.8G lens which go off totally after F4.0. That was pretty bad and what a shame.

Maybe the blame should be with the Sony A7R?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2014 at 19:48 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon issues statement on rumored D600 / D610 swap-outs article (118 comments in total)
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lorenzo de medici: 'Nikon Inc., is committed to serving the needs of our customers. All our customer service inquiries are handled on a case-by-case basis.'

Yeah. Well. I went through the usual goat rope with my D600, I must have talked with 10 different Nikon service reps, there was one shutter replacement, finally I just told them I was tired of them and I would deal with it myself. Fortunately my guess that the problem would resolve over time was correct. Now it's fine. I understand that not everyone has had the same experience. The whole thing left a really bad impression on me, I still like and buy Nikon gear but I won't buy any new camera they issue until it's been out for at least a year. They handled the whole mess quite badly and made a lot of people angry. If they're pacifying the last few with new D610's, great. It won't repair all their previous screw ups.

I've heard some reports that some new D610 was still inherit with old D600 dust/oil-gate issues.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 22:39 UTC
On Canon EOS 70D Review preview (624 comments in total)
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Alsone1: Sounds good but needs 4K @ minimum of 30fps given that 4K tv's are now appearing everywhere albeit at a (fast reducing) cost.

Personally I couldn't spend this much money on something I feel is already out of date.

Obviously you are one of those guy belong to "money has object", just like me. Btw, you can watch free 4K contents on YouTube. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2013 at 13:37 UTC
On Mid-range Mirrorless camera roundup 2013 article (214 comments in total)

What a skin-deep comparison test by famous DPR.

Even the Chinese websites dc.pconline.com.cn has done a much better & more complete review in their latest mid-level DSLM comparison test.

http://dc.pconline.com.cn/384/3840137_all.html#content_page_1

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2013 at 05:51 UTC as 18th comment
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)

Pentax was never a big player in 35mm film camera, and I've believe they not going to be the 3rd big player in 35mm digital camera.

Having said that, the 3rd camera big player position still open for all.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2013 at 14:01 UTC as 144th comment | 5 replies
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NewForce: Judging from the condition, I won't even pay for more than $1000.

Anyway, most antiques does not worth that kind of money when the original maker still alive. It is just a game for the rich to show off their wealth.

What I mean was back in 1932 with the maker still pretty much alive, the camera wasn't worth the money currently seeing in Auction.

You know, just like Picasso Le Rêve painting was worth only around $7K, it is now more than $48.4Mil.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2013 at 14:50 UTC

Judging from the condition, I won't even pay for more than $1000.

Anyway, most antiques does not worth that kind of money when the original maker still alive. It is just a game for the rich to show off their wealth.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2013 at 13:08 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies
On Apple buys 3D sensor company PrimeSense post (4 comments in total)

Lucky Apple did not buy a toilet bowl company.
Otherwise I'll have to shxx outside their Cupertino Flying sausage new HQ. :-D

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2013 at 03:18 UTC as 3rd comment
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Boerseuntjie: Does Samsung still make cameras?...LOL, they should stick to washing machines and phones

So Apple should stick to only making Mac PC?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2013 at 16:09 UTC
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Boerseuntjie: I can't wait for Samsung to shoot themselves in the foot when they finally abandon Android for their Tizen Os and I will watch them fall from their high horse...LOL
http://www.androidauthority.com/first-tizen-smartphone-release-315838/

@Boerseuntjie,

Why being such a hater?
Did Samsung devices burned down somebody houses or electrocuted somebody like Apple iPhone and iPad that you've come to know? LOL...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2013 at 15:52 UTC
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joe6pack: It is priced too expensively for open source community to pick it up.

If it is $500, this will sell like hot cakes. Developers will put every feature you can imagine on this camera.

Maybe GNX still a Google Android device, so there's still some limit stopping Samsung to do whatever they like.

Perhaps Samsung DSLM both compact or SLR alike cameras will have better life come next year with models running their own Tizen 3.0 OS.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2013 at 15:49 UTC
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yonsarh: I would get a7 instead.

Should I say Phase One the best of all then?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2013 at 15:39 UTC
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Adrian Tung: I've seen this camera up close, it is really big and bulky for an MILC-Android hybrid.

My personal opinion, not that anyone cares, would be:
1) should have been in NX300 form factor with optional EVF attachment
2) should have provided dual memory card slots -- one for Android usage (apps, music, documents, etc) and one for frequent removal and swapping (i.e. captured RAW photos)
3) offer cellular communication (GSM, etc)*

* more of a curio than a serious suggestion... but it would be neat to be the first, no?

@HowaboutRAW

I couldn't agree more with you.
About the dual memory cards support it, not many need it, but it's a welcome feature, and maybe GNX2 will have it.

Yes I agree too, it's definitely one of the well designed box camera. good in my hands.

For more buttons and wheels,
Well I think more probably Samsung design it are targeting Android smartphone users (and there's multiple millions of them), thus GNX come with less buttons and wheels.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2013 at 15:35 UTC
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HarrieD7000: Like most android gadgets this will be shown the first week after it is bought and then life a life in a cupboard.

@Roland & DaveE1, well Android phone should be consider as an Android gadget too. I'm wrong about it too?

I meet & know of many iPhone and iPad hard core users, including programmers. But now all of them are Android "gadgets" super fans.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2013 at 15:24 UTC
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Sirandar: The interface may not be optimal, but it is Android, so 3rd party devs can make a new interface if Sammy releases enough info to let them

And how do you all that?
Are you a Samsung insider?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2013 at 15:16 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)
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mike kobal: getting the A7r, loving the grip, remember my concept grip for the Nex 7?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/42363616@N05/6859294257/

Oic.. great to know that. :-)
Anyway, A7/7R attached with their lenses is not that compact at all.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 04:31 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)
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mike kobal: getting the A7r, loving the grip, remember my concept grip for the Nex 7?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/42363616@N05/6859294257/

I've think you'll regret your decision very soon.
Sony FE or A mount FF camera <> Pro Camera. The End!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 13:57 UTC
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