nunatak

nunatak

Lives in United States Los Angeles, CA, United States
Works as a Design Guy
Joined on Dec 29, 2003
About me:

I live 2 design books and magazines. I'm slowly hitch-hiking my way across the globe, and currently reside in southern california.

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i can use a good weatherproof RAW enabled backup camera. Olympus should build these like they do their fog free binoculars — with sealed optics pumped full of nitrogen or argon gas. this is perhaps still the biggest barrier preventing me from pulling the trigger on one of these.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 04:50 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

one may appreciate this "once-in-a-lifetime" beauty in a couple of ways:

as a magic moment which leaves the viewer in stunned awe, or by deconstructing it into the montage of different moments it was — panned, mined, and glued together with loving craft by it's creator.

only one thing can be certain, in that it really does fuzz up the boundaries between photography and illustration.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2015 at 15:23 UTC as 96th comment
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Raist3d: Amazing how many people are still so attached in their identity to a brand. This is simple- Canon sensors are behind Sony's in dynamic range. That doesn't mean your Canon camera (if you have one) stopped working. It does mean for those looking for a camera, that's one thing to weight against the Canon vs the Canon advantages it may or may not have over what they are considering.

Pick what works for you. All cameras are good now. DR is not a Canon advantage- just put it as a cons in your list vs the Canon pros and make your choices accordingly. If the Canon in the end works pick that. If it doesn't, pick something else. If you already have one and love the glass, get out and shoot.

There's no need to have a heart attack for the performance of a product of a capitalist company.

as it was in the beginning, so it is in the end. controversy sells.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2015 at 12:43 UTC
On Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR article (329 comments in total)

the MTF's aren't too bad either:

wide:
http://cdn-4.nikon-cdn.com/en_INC/o/4IyS6yPPu-kb5YRy64K2mTs0ZJE/Photography/20055_MTF_01_en.jpg

long:
http://cdn-4.nikon-cdn.com/en_INC/o/4IyS6yPPu-kb5YRy64K2mTs0ZJE/Photography/20055_MTF_02_en.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 04:30 UTC as 93rd comment | 1 reply

film, digital?
pinole, lens?
canikon, leica, sony?
compact, mirrorless, d/SLR?

*pulls vinyl outta' sleeve*
*taps foot on floor*

what's the matter with the crowd i'm seeing?
don't they know that they're out of touch?
should i try to be a bokeh queen baby?
if i should then you think too much.
don't you know about the new camera honey?
all you need are gimmicks and a whole lotta money.
it's the next phase, digital wave, mirrorless craze, anyways
it's still 'bout photography to me.

everybody's talkin' 'bout the new camera
funny, but it's still 'bout photography to me.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 21:00 UTC as 119th comment | 1 reply
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Lan Kasu: This camera sure has many interest elements, but it ultimately feels like a (expensive) toy than a exciting product.

1. Limited market due to no android support. Seriously? When every camera on the market is adding NFC functionality to please the android crowd(which I use frequently to transfer photo from both the rx100 and a6000 onto my android), and this camera optied to abondon android altogether. Yes I know it's not possible to achieve same feat on android, but that means you are already wooing away half of the potential buyer.

2,DAT holding position. Thank you bit I still perfect to hold my camera as if its a camera and not a camcorder with a loose joint monitor.

3,the battery is rated at 200 shots. Enough to go through a day or to I guess? (I never had battery problem withy rx100), still, the integrated battery meaning the only plan B you are going to have is thay 8mp on your iphone.

4, the price, I can buy a RX100II, a fully fledged, stand alone camera with Flash , zoom lens, removable battery, wifi and NFC, and better manual control.

Also, "trully connected camera" has done by HP with SDIO, probably around 2008.

Sorry for all the grammar mistake I probably made in the comment, not a native speaker.

"I know it's not possible to achieve same feat on android, but that means you are already wooing away half of the potential buyer."

or perhaps entice them to get an iPhone? still, in the end, devices like this work best when the phone/camera/software are well integrated into a single stand-alone appliance. the only add-on, if applicable, would be optics. JMO.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 22:01 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: Barnaby - You're sure right about the cloth shutter. Even the Nikon SPs with cloth are lovely. And then there's the slow shutter speeds that run down after the shutter has closed. But you're a very young man to be concerned about finding a battery for anything in 60 years.

I haven't handled the Q, but for the first time in a long time, something about this Leica seems about "right." I've spoken with several former coworkers from Leitz and we're all interested in this one. Whether Leica can hang on much longer is another story. But they've defied the odds so many times, who can say?

"You're sure right about the cloth shutter."

it was the quietest technology at the time, but sometimes the rubberized cloth shutter would start to rot, and little pinholes would form. then it was off for an expensive service. :(

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 19:09 UTC

design wise, Leica makes some of the prettiest cameras.

for the money, functionally, i'd prefer a wider lens. 24mm, or even a zoom like on the RX100 IV ... or perhaps the rumored to be released soon nikon 9-30mm f1.8~2.8 Cx.

yet like the Hasselblad Stellar, this camera should have it's own fan base. i hope they enjoy it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 15:32 UTC as 125th comment

a lovely design. yet for the money 28mm is not wide enough for my tastes.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 18:51 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
On Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge article (732 comments in total)
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nunatak: i wonder how many of those were sold at $299? :)

one of my associates picked up the A7 mark II at 50% off because Sony had offered a special sale to friends and family. at those prices they were a steal.

During this time, Sony has experienced a robust 66% boost in their company’s mirrorless camera sales ...

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/press-sony-boasts-record-growth-in-expanding-mirrorless-digital-camera-market/

also, i'd be interested to know how they define revenue. for example, does it include high margin mirrorless accessories?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 20:03 UTC
On Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge article (732 comments in total)
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tbcass: I see the Sony haters are out in full force. If the same source had said sales were down then the news would me gospel.

a press release is mostly about spin. this one is about building the brand and sustaining enthusiasm in the market. publishing press releases in a camera forum is a gratuitous way of monetizing such spin.

nobody should blindly hate, nor for that matter blindly love, Sony. they just need to keep an eye on what they're doing. hth.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 16:43 UTC
On Sony rides wave of US Mirrorless sales surge article (732 comments in total)

i wonder how many of those were sold at $299? :)

one of my associates picked up the A7 mark II at 50% off because Sony had offered a special sale to friends and family. at those prices they were a steal.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 16:02 UTC as 94th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1 camera review post (246 comments in total)

i wonder how long before the iPhone gets this?

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 20:19 UTC as 44th comment | 10 replies

it looks like a thicker, heavier version of Sony's smartphone attachable camera. i'd be interested in finding out what it's center of balance feels like.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 06:34 UTC as 31st comment

a DNG compatible with Adobe product but not a third party? imagine that.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2015 at 19:15 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply

a nice lens, but there's something about the bokeh profile i find unsettling.

Direct link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 03:55 UTC as 22nd comment | 6 replies

so ... have these been certified TSA friendly? :)

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 14:43 UTC as 183rd comment | 1 reply

this is a new age phenomenon called "sensor farts".
best to avoid GAS and wait until all the newness is digested. :)

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 22:50 UTC as 34th comment
On Massive $33,500 2450mm f/8 NASA lens surfaces on eBay article (235 comments in total)
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nunatak: in comparison, $33,500 makes the Nikon Reflex-Nikkor C 1000mm f11 Mirror Lens on a Nikon V1~3 look like a 2700mm (35mm equiv.) bargain. :)

i guess we get what we pay for.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2015 at 21:43 UTC
On Massive $33,500 2450mm f/8 NASA lens surfaces on eBay article (235 comments in total)

in comparison, $33,500 makes the Nikon Reflex-Nikkor C 1000mm f11 Mirror Lens on a Nikon V1~3 look like a 2700mm (35mm equiv.) bargain. :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2015 at 21:24 UTC as 92nd comment | 7 replies
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