Uaru

Uaru

Lives in Poland Poland
Has a website at http://yamato-nadeshiko.info
Joined on Oct 21, 2009
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On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (367 comments in total)
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Mister J: Yikes, I hope the picture quality is better than I got from my last Super-8 camera, a top of the line Canon 814XL

These days, my phone (iPhone always in my pocket) shoots top quality visuals and acceptable audio. And my Panasonic shoots 4k video if I need it.

That's without even thinking about the aggro and cost of processing, or the difficulty of editing effectively.

Still, maybe there's a retro niche with enough buyers with interest that's as deep as their pockets.

True, that if the only purpose was to make a film, there are easier ways... But sometimes not only the effect, but the way is important. There are guys that still do photos on wet plates...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 14:09 UTC
On article DxO ONE on its way to Europe (93 comments in total)
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Uaru: I don't get why people are so frustrated with this camera. Nobody forces anybody to buy.

Ergonomics is going to be much better than just the phone. According to videos on DXO page, attaching it to the phone is much quicker, than unblocking the phone and starting the camera app. Grip is definitely better. I expect the picture quality to be much better, too.

Of course, it will not be a match against any 'real' camera, but that is not the point of this device.

It has a fast lens and a sensor size, which is on the low end of usability, when it comes to depth control, but still ok (of course, depending on the purpose)

The only thing I am worried that it has electronic shutter only. But really, we'll have to wait to see hot it really works in practice.

I suppose the price is a little too high for that type of device. If the price had been closer to 400 EUR in Europe, I would have ordered and carry it all the time with me, when even the smallest APS-C or m43 camera is out of question.

Not all negative comments were created equal. There is little value in some of them. In positive ones, too, but because they are positive, their lack of value is not as annoying.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2015 at 02:55 UTC
On article DxO ONE on its way to Europe (93 comments in total)
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joebrenden: I wouldn't bet that amount of money on the lightening connector.
Maybe it's allready gone next week.
Or on the iPhone 7.

Four letters scare the DXO crew: USB-C.

@anthony mazzeri
I suppose the point is that if iPhone 7 has different connector, the market for this camera will shrink.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2015 at 09:32 UTC
On article DxO ONE on its way to Europe (93 comments in total)
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olyflyer: No thanks. They must be joking... A camera with no VF, no LCD screen, and a fixed 32mm equivalent for that price? Ha... ha... ha...

Actually, for me a fixed 32mm equivalent is one of its good points. I would not have looked twice otherwise, if it was not a fast prime lens around 35mm...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2015 at 09:27 UTC
On article DxO ONE on its way to Europe (93 comments in total)

I don't get why people are so frustrated with this camera. Nobody forces anybody to buy.

Ergonomics is going to be much better than just the phone. According to videos on DXO page, attaching it to the phone is much quicker, than unblocking the phone and starting the camera app. Grip is definitely better. I expect the picture quality to be much better, too.

Of course, it will not be a match against any 'real' camera, but that is not the point of this device.

It has a fast lens and a sensor size, which is on the low end of usability, when it comes to depth control, but still ok (of course, depending on the purpose)

The only thing I am worried that it has electronic shutter only. But really, we'll have to wait to see hot it really works in practice.

I suppose the price is a little too high for that type of device. If the price had been closer to 400 EUR in Europe, I would have ordered and carry it all the time with me, when even the smallest APS-C or m43 camera is out of question.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2015 at 09:20 UTC as 4th comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon D750 Review (1970 comments in total)
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Samuel Dilworth: The very enthusiastic reception for this camera surprises me.

To me it seems like just another fractional iteration of Nikon’s FX platform, largely put together from existing or tweaked technology modules. It does little or nothing to solve the big problems causing SLR sales to fall. (It doesn’t even have a built-in GPS receiver for geotagging.) Unless I’m missing something, it has nothing that might attract a new type of customer either. Even the design is a nondescript, black blob indistinguishable from any other Nikon SLR to a causal observer. It practically defines banality.

What is there to get excited about? The main innovation seems to be a novel, cost-cutting construction technique – not that you’d notice as a buyer, since a D750 sells for $800 more than the functionally similar D610 (itself overpriced).

Obviously it’s not for me, but I can appreciate many cameras that aren’t. This one defeats me. Maybe my expectations are out of whack.

> Even the design is a nondescript, black blob indistinguishable from any other Nikon SLR to a causal observer. It practically defines banality.

Many photographers take effort to actually mask all logos, names, etc. on their cameras with black tape, so this "banality" can be actually a big plus for some.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 1, 2015 at 11:50 UTC
On article Adobe CC Announcements: What you need to know (182 comments in total)

What is worse, Adobe help does not really help.

I changed my computer, I cannot get this Creative Cloud installed correctly. It shows me a nice empty grey box, and nothing more. Lightroom works only half-way, because it has authorization problem...

I wrote two emails in the last two days two support, and you guess, no reaction.
They do not give a damn, and I am cut off from my tools exactly at the moment I need them.

And that is something you really need to know about Adobe Cloud.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2014 at 14:49 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Adobe CC Announcements: What you need to know (182 comments in total)

Before, Adobe charged in Europe 1000 EUR for full, not upgrade, version of PS (while in USA it was 600 USD).

Now it is something like 12 EUR/month (vs 10 USD). It is still not fair, but barely acceptable.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2014 at 21:35 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply

Owning one of those "new" Hasselblads is a clear sign the owner is not a photographer.
I would feel embarrassed using one. I could think of an excuse for using almost anything else - but these.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 05:09 UTC as 169th comment
On article Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera (910 comments in total)
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jibee: Last year I rode on the hype of the Df (Pure Photography teasers and all), and I regrettably ended up disappointed. Thom Hogan said it best - it was a D4 Sensor with D600/D610 Focus points in a FM2 body powered by a D3200 battery. I could probably understand why some people would like it, but I don't.

I see Fuji's track record (in producing great cameras, and in providing firmware updates even for older models), and I'm definitely more confident that what's coming on the 28th will be top notch, something worth breaking the bank for.

It's looking to be something I can buy with my heart AND my head. I used to have a D80. This is looking to be my next camera.

arbuz:
Fuji added new functionalities, like focus peaking, or handling some features of the lenses, which were unavailable, when the cameras appeared.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 19:02 UTC

How is that old?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2014 at 21:32 UTC as 1st comment
On article Roundup: Digital Cameras for Kids (64 comments in total)
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Benarm: whatever you do, don't give your kids a mirror-flipping camera, by the time they grow up, those cameras will be like a rotary telephone

You know, there are still guys taking pictures with large format field or monorail cameras. Even with some wet plate crazy techniques... On average, They know better, what to do with their gear than those with the most modern stuff.
There are still companies than manufacture that "old" gear...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2013 at 04:43 UTC
On photo I'm off! in the Ladybird Ladybird Fly Away Home.... challenge (6 comments in total)

Very impresive.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2012 at 22:11 UTC as 2nd comment
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Mark Roberts: Has anyone been ASKING for a middle ground, or is this just a push for another proprietary standard that Adobe can license?

It has already started. When I bought Panasonic GF1, it was not supported by Aperture yet. I thought I convert the files to DNG... but I still could not open them in Aperture.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2012 at 22:57 UTC

DNG as Digital Negative is OK.
If it is lossy, it is no longer a Digital Negative in my opinion. The idea of Digital Negative is to retain all information.

They should have renamed it completely.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2012 at 22:52 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies
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chlamchowder: The highest shutter speeds not being available at wide apertures is a little disappointing, because one major use of high shutter speeds is to let you shoot the lens wide open in bright sunlight without overexposure.

Unfortunately, there are technical limitations on how fast leaf shutter can work.

But there is solution. ND filters.

That is why there is even a built-in ND8 filter in Fuji X100 - VERY convenient I must admit.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2012 at 23:32 UTC

I am sorry. There is no loyalty which would force me to buy that monstrosity they just created.

Leica is expensive - but it is at least different from anything else. But this is an externally pimped up copy of NEX...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 19:24 UTC as 55th comment | 11 replies

somehow I started to think about big fluffy pink cadillac.... this is no camera - it is jewellery, and of poor taste...

When I saw the headline, I felt something incredible might be happening - but when I saw those photos, and read the news - I understood the "incredible" can have also a negative meaning.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 19:20 UTC as 277th comment | 1 reply
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raztec: Great to see competitiion in this market. Sony and Fuji are really pushing the envelope to provide serious photographers what they've always wanted: An affordable full-frame rangefinder style camera.

Hopefully in the next few years we'll have the same but only with a good viewfinder, interchangeable lenses, and excellent MF capabilities.

Nikon and Canon should wake up and stop playing the marketing game and get their engineers to produce the cameras that serious photographers demand.

The way of using. Intended to be small and unobtrusive. Street photography camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 01:33 UTC
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Uaru: Fuji X mount, please.

http://www.dl-kipon.com/en/product.asp?id=97
http://www.dl-kipon.com/en/product.asp?id=89

There is even tillt&shift from hasselblad to Nikon...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2012 at 12:28 UTC
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