VaLeX

VaLeX

Lives in Romania Bucharest, Romania
Works as a education
Joined on Apr 9, 2006
About me:

Currently: only a Pentax K10D with 31mm Limited, 77mm Limited,

Previously: various medium grade zooms and older K and M mount lense on pentax bodies;
Previous compacts: Lumix Lx3; Lumix Fz20, Lumix Fz30.

Looking for: a good advanced compact & a full frame from Pentax;

Photo Interests: street/urban photography, family life, social anthropology, tourism, people ....

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TheWhiteDog: REALLY! DPReview is doing a major disservice here. Who would buy an a5100 and use it with a $1000 prime lens in a mount that is not even native to it. I can pretty much guarantee that the vast majority of a5100 purchasers will only ever use the kit lens that comes with it- and that is how it should be tested. I understand you want to show what the sensor is capable of but that has no basis in the reality of how the camera will be used.
So throwing that out of the mix, I like the Canon least, its lens performance has compromised the sensor, I guess getting an extra 30mm on the telephoto end compared to the RX100Mk3 has had an effect on IQ. As for the SONY vs the LX100, the SONY has more detail(expected with the extra pixels) but the LX100 has much lower noise, especially at higher ISOs(again, expected). If choosing, I like the LX100 best, it is an "all arounder". Great job, Panny but the SONY is no slouch. Love the Panny's controls far more though(no PASM dial needed)!

I guess you know that you can select any other camera in that list, for a comparison ... for instance, I compared the three cameras (Sony, Pana & Canon) with Fuji X20.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2014 at 03:07 UTC
On article Post-Photokina polls - Tell us what you think (198 comments in total)

I'm on an android smartphone and the VOTE button is not working. I can select a certain option, but my vote is not recorded. It might be my browser, though ...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 18:33 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies

A text with no value whatsoever? What did we find out of this text, besides something that we could know by merely comparing the specs?
I'd have liked to know more, for instance, about handling, responsiveness of the zoom rocket, etc. Some real information.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 17:42 UTC as 185th comment
On article Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review (474 comments in total)

I welcome the new camera! I don't have a problem with the sensor size. But, as the camera grew in dimensions (to accommodate the battery, I guess) I'd have liked to see an improved lens - because now, the lens seems disproportionate (too small in diameter) to the body (bear in mind that this is strictly an issue of personal opinion).
Basically, the compact camera of my dreams would be the X30 with weather sealing and a 27-95 constant F2 lens. P.S. And built-in ND filter, I forgot!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 07:12 UTC as 141st comment

This lens is the equivalent of ~46 mm in 35mm format, right? In other words, is the equivalent of the former standard 50mm. It should be mentioned explicitely somewhere ...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 12:13 UTC as 24th comment

If egami's blog turns into a source of "news" for dpreview, how about having a piece of news on the Olympus 6-24mm F1.4-1.8 (1/1.7" sensor) - allegedly the lens of the future ZX-3?
http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2013-01-08
Or maybe Sony uses dpreview as a platform for launching "official rumors"? A special "partnership"?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2014 at 01:53 UTC as 17th comment | 4 replies
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Zvonimir Tosic: Every single camera manufacturer applies for various patents monthly. I wonder why is this one taken out and presented on DPR?
First I remember was a news "Sony is planning a possible firmware update", then this patent about a possible product from Sony — which in both cases is "news" about no news. A pinnacle of journalism, indeed.

Indeed, it seems that the "rumors" part of the forum is making its way on the first page of dpreview.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2014 at 01:44 UTC
On article Pentax K-3 Review (522 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: I will buy the K-3 right now if a weatherproof version of the 18-35mm f/1.8 could be available. That would provide something truly unique like no other camera or brand can, combining the nice IBIS and weatherproof features in the Pentax and the great performance of that fast versatile zoom from Sigma.

For the moment, a K-mount version of the 18-35 F1.8 is still not available, let alone a weatherproof one :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 04:28 UTC
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VaLeX: I'd love this camera with a non-detachable 27-95 F2 lens, with zoom controls like the Fuji X20, a bit of grip and a minimal optic viewfinder. ..

Fuji's sensor is not comparable with this one. Nor its speed and autofocus. And Fuji's lens is F2-F2.8 - not the same thing, in terms of DOF, as an F2 lens on a bigger sensor, lilke the 1" sensor in Nikon's. But I guess you already know that.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 13:13 UTC

I'd love this camera with a non-detachable 27-95 F2 lens, with zoom controls like the Fuji X20, a bit of grip and a minimal optic viewfinder. ..

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 04:36 UTC as 67th comment | 2 replies
On article Fujifilm UK X Signature service officially launched (125 comments in total)
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plasnu: Is this a rumor?

Yeah, but we're lazy, and the site is complicated. Providing a link in the text of your story would have helped.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2014 at 06:14 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary (533 comments in total)
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monkeybrain: Possibly the best lightweight hiking camera to be made yet?

No weather sealing mentioned! Such a pity!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 14:57 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary (533 comments in total)
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Richt2000: Nice for family snaps / low light / high ISO.

But only 12mp? Is it still 2004?

If 12 mp translates into better DR than recent m4/3 camera, I have no problem with this resolution! It's just enough (unless you want to crop severely).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 09:53 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary (533 comments in total)

Why on Earth didn't Canon make this camera weather-sealed weather-proof or any other resistance to light rain, dust and sand? With such a sensor and lens, this would be the camera to take on world trip!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 09:51 UTC as 126th comment | 2 replies
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nathondetroit: Dear Canon,

I’ve been buying your G-series cameras for several years because of the excellent external controls.

Unfortunately, I’m sick of them. Slap on a huge sensor and let me menu dive!

-SAYS NO ONE

Well it really depends on how customizable those lens rings are. If I'm in aperture priority, and I want to zoom with a ring on the lens, I have the other ring to change aperture values. But it's kind of inconvenient - a small wheel for my right thumb would have been much more ergonomic.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 09:08 UTC
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VaLeX: I'd like to know more about:
1. Sensor size: in relative terms, how does it compare with APS-C, m4/3 and Sony's 1"?
2. How are the control rings on the lens working? Fly by wire? How fast and responsive are they?
3. I don't think I've missed something, but the camera is not weatherproof, right?

OK, so it's slightly bigger than m4/3. That's good to know - this were to set my standards. Let's hope image quality stays at the same level with m4/3.
If only they made it weatherproof - this could have been the ultimate travel camera.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 08:58 UTC

I'd like to know more about:
1. Sensor size: in relative terms, how does it compare with APS-C, m4/3 and Sony's 1"?
2. How are the control rings on the lens working? Fly by wire? How fast and responsive are they?
3. I don't think I've missed something, but the camera is not weatherproof, right?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 04:40 UTC as 83rd comment | 6 replies
On article Enthusiast compact camera roundup (2013) (236 comments in total)
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VaLeX: It's strange that if you read the qualitative, subjective appreciation of each camera, you'd say that the Fuji would get the recommendation. A comment about Fuji's bigger sensor (or at least a link to a chart, as you did with apertures) should have been made. Even appended with a comment about how the bigger sensor fails (or not) to translate into better image quality in comparison to 1/1.7 group.

Indeed, but, as you know, it's more to sensor size than aperture equivalence. It's also about more or less ISO, and about dynamic range. It's true, the Studio Scene Comparison is here to help, and the Fuji 2/3 sensor is only ~1mm bigger than the 1 1/7 sensor ... (which might be insignificant) but still, every occasion to elevate consumer knowledge should be seized :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2013 at 11:09 UTC
On article Enthusiast compact camera roundup (2013) (236 comments in total)

It's strange that if you read the qualitative, subjective appreciation of each camera, you'd say that the Fuji would get the recommendation. A comment about Fuji's bigger sensor (or at least a link to a chart, as you did with apertures) should have been made. Even appended with a comment about how the bigger sensor fails (or not) to translate into better image quality in comparison to 1/1.7 group.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2013 at 07:28 UTC as 85th comment | 3 replies
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phazelag: An XZ-2 with casio badge? Whats the point?

Pentax Mx1 already beat the XZ-2 in AF and IS. Oly has the ergonomics.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2013 at 18:37 UTC
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