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brumd

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On article PIX 2015: Brian Ach and getting the right shot (40 comments in total)

Very inspiring talk!
With a well-chosen title; the "right" shot, not the "best", or "technically superb"; it's about creating opportunity, getting the most out of the 60 seconds you get, and make the image that tells the story of the day..
I am glad I watched it, I reallly learned a lot.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2015 at 07:47 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies
On article Studio tests and samples: Leica SL (beta) (751 comments in total)
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Wild Light: all that Leica have proved is they can create a camera, at double the price, that isn't as good as the competition.

Death blow.

Leica knows their customer base better than any other: their customers like "exclusive" cameras that they can afford and others cannot. Pricing their cameras anywhere near the competition would not be the best choice.

Hard to say how long they'll get away with this, but so far they have, where so many other companiers filed for bankrupcy.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 05:38 UTC
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Dirk Nuary: What is the term of 'fast' here? It's manual lens isn't it? Of course can't do fast auto focus. And its name is SPEEDmaster, what is this?

Nevertheless, Galileo Galilei already proved in the 17th century that all lenses are equally fast, when you drop them.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2015 at 17:12 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1512 comments in total)
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brumd: So funny to read all the comments how this mirrorless camera is 'horrendously big' to handle after reading so many threads about mirrorless cameras that are 'rididulously small' to handle.

It would be nice to see them side by side to see how many centimeters is the range between 'ridiculously small' and 'horrendously big'.
Somewhere around 3cm? :)

I can't find a distribution curve of the whole population, but if you look at the data set at this webpage, the difference between the largest and smallest hand of a small group of people is almost 6cm. (15.3cm <-> 21.1cm)

http://hypertextbook.com/facts/2006/bodyproportions.shtml

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 14:54 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1512 comments in total)
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brumd: So funny to read all the comments how this mirrorless camera is 'horrendously big' to handle after reading so many threads about mirrorless cameras that are 'rididulously small' to handle.

It would be nice to see them side by side to see how many centimeters is the range between 'ridiculously small' and 'horrendously big'.
Somewhere around 3cm? :)

well, like we found out: the difference is 2cm wider and 0.8cm taller than a A7II (which other commenters is 'too small' and unbalanced with larger lenses).

And how much is the size difference between human hands?

It's really funny to see people going crazy about this. :)

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 14:29 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1512 comments in total)
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brumd: So funny to read all the comments how this mirrorless camera is 'horrendously big' to handle after reading so many threads about mirrorless cameras that are 'rididulously small' to handle.

It would be nice to see them side by side to see how many centimeters is the range between 'ridiculously small' and 'horrendously big'.
Somewhere around 3cm? :)

ah, it's already included on camerasize.com! thx!
So, 2cm wider, and 0.8cm taller than the A7RII.

How horrendous! ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 13:31 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1512 comments in total)

So funny to read all the comments how this mirrorless camera is 'horrendously big' to handle after reading so many threads about mirrorless cameras that are 'rididulously small' to handle.

It would be nice to see them side by side to see how many centimeters is the range between 'ridiculously small' and 'horrendously big'.
Somewhere around 3cm? :)

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 11:19 UTC as 219th comment | 6 replies
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1512 comments in total)
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Robert Kempen: Now let me see, who shall I believe

The endless BS from the Leica haters, or the reviews coming in from real professional photographers who actually use cameras to make a living

Oh yes and then there is the price of course - haters want the very best but cannot afford it - it is always the same is it not - the same crappy comments from the same idiots who cannot afford Leica

Just get a life - you don't like it or cannot afford it, move on and go talk your BS around your barbecue and leave the forum to people who appreciate the efforts from the camera manufacturers

Be honest: the vast majority of professional photographers don't use Leica cameras. And the vast majority of people that buy Leicas earn that needed $$$ outside photography.

Face it, Leica's target market isn't professionals, but rich people. There is nothing wrong with that. They choose a price-point where they don't compete with Canon/Nikon/Sony because they would lose that competition. From a company's POV that is smart.

The endless raving on how great an o so exclusive Leica camera is equally justifies a 'just get a life!' response, as the endless comments complaining 'it's too expensive!'

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 08:10 UTC

It looks like I hold a minority opinion, but: I truly like the minimalist design of this camera body. Leica usually does that right. I'm not too impressed with the lens designs, but who knows they look a lot better in reality.

Always amusing to see how things that look slightly "different" get panned on DPr.

No way I am in the market for this Leica, but if Sony ever really wants to grab my interest, their A7-cameras should look a little bit more classy, like these.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 21:21 UTC as 54th comment
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bigdaddave: FINALLY the camera Princess Kate Middleton has been waiting for!

well, not all princesses (or queens) are the same: http://www.kungahuset.se/royalcourt/royalfamily/latestnews/2012/2012/thecrownprincessopenstheexhibitionexploringegyptqueenvictoriasphotographiclife.html

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 21:00 UTC
On article Second time lucky? A closer look at Sony's new RX1R II (543 comments in total)
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ludwik123: A fixed focal length camera with a 42MP sensor.
The real question is will it beat the ancient Nokia 808 with it's 41MP sensor.

It's one louder!

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2015 at 10:35 UTC
On article DxO ONE now available in 10 European countries (68 comments in total)
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brumd: Iam really in favor of 'modular devices', so I expressed my enthusiasm when my uncle bought a Sony XQ100. I got over there to try it out, and quickly found out what the bottleneck is:

It's great to have to carry only a small extra device, that doesn't take up much space, but:
-these things (DxOOne and XQ100 alike) aren't really pocketable when they are attached to the camera. You need to carry them seperate. This means: everytime you want to take a picture, you have to assemble your devices, switch them on, start an app. Even when you do that fast, this ~5sec procedure gets old very quickly.
-also when you keep them attached, it becomes awkward to use your phone for other purposes, like, let's say something weird: make phonecalls. So, you lose a lot of your phone functionalities here.

Those things alone, IQ and user interface of the app aside, will make for many that it will only be used for some weeks before simply stop bothering.

And that qualifies these things as a gadget, imho

And how many students in that course took the tape off again after the excercise?

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2015 at 08:38 UTC
On article DxO ONE now available in 10 European countries (68 comments in total)
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brumd: Iam really in favor of 'modular devices', so I expressed my enthusiasm when my uncle bought a Sony XQ100. I got over there to try it out, and quickly found out what the bottleneck is:

It's great to have to carry only a small extra device, that doesn't take up much space, but:
-these things (DxOOne and XQ100 alike) aren't really pocketable when they are attached to the camera. You need to carry them seperate. This means: everytime you want to take a picture, you have to assemble your devices, switch them on, start an app. Even when you do that fast, this ~5sec procedure gets old very quickly.
-also when you keep them attached, it becomes awkward to use your phone for other purposes, like, let's say something weird: make phonecalls. So, you lose a lot of your phone functionalities here.

Those things alone, IQ and user interface of the app aside, will make for many that it will only be used for some weeks before simply stop bothering.

And that qualifies these things as a gadget, imho

Good luck using this thing as a stand-alone device.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2015 at 13:42 UTC
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aramgrg: And 15 years later when we have 70mp cameras in pockets with continuous full size recording and native is 4.5 mln, we're gonna smile reading pix 2015

So, where are your results?

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2015 at 09:30 UTC
On article DxO ONE now available in 10 European countries (68 comments in total)
In reply to:

brumd: Iam really in favor of 'modular devices', so I expressed my enthusiasm when my uncle bought a Sony XQ100. I got over there to try it out, and quickly found out what the bottleneck is:

It's great to have to carry only a small extra device, that doesn't take up much space, but:
-these things (DxOOne and XQ100 alike) aren't really pocketable when they are attached to the camera. You need to carry them seperate. This means: everytime you want to take a picture, you have to assemble your devices, switch them on, start an app. Even when you do that fast, this ~5sec procedure gets old very quickly.
-also when you keep them attached, it becomes awkward to use your phone for other purposes, like, let's say something weird: make phonecalls. So, you lose a lot of your phone functionalities here.

Those things alone, IQ and user interface of the app aside, will make for many that it will only be used for some weeks before simply stop bothering.

And that qualifies these things as a gadget, imho

In summary: the Dx0-One and XQ100 and other phone attachment do not exactly fit in the 'point&shoot camera' category.

Maybe a new category of cameras could be:
'find-the-2-seperate-parts-in-your-pocket&connect-them-via-a-flimsy-connector&switch-them-on&start-the-app&shoot-camera'

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2015 at 20:42 UTC
On article DxO ONE now available in 10 European countries (68 comments in total)

Iam really in favor of 'modular devices', so I expressed my enthusiasm when my uncle bought a Sony XQ100. I got over there to try it out, and quickly found out what the bottleneck is:

It's great to have to carry only a small extra device, that doesn't take up much space, but:
-these things (DxOOne and XQ100 alike) aren't really pocketable when they are attached to the camera. You need to carry them seperate. This means: everytime you want to take a picture, you have to assemble your devices, switch them on, start an app. Even when you do that fast, this ~5sec procedure gets old very quickly.
-also when you keep them attached, it becomes awkward to use your phone for other purposes, like, let's say something weird: make phonecalls. So, you lose a lot of your phone functionalities here.

Those things alone, IQ and user interface of the app aside, will make for many that it will only be used for some weeks before simply stop bothering.

And that qualifies these things as a gadget, imho

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2015 at 20:36 UTC as 4th comment | 5 replies
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aramgrg: And 15 years later when we have 70mp cameras in pockets with continuous full size recording and native is 4.5 mln, we're gonna smile reading pix 2015

And then of course the situations where the *ability* to crop will increase the number of usable pictures:
1. Situations that only last seconds, where both wide angle and close-up shots would make an interesting image, but there is simply no time to change a lens, or a camera.
2. Candid street photography where the main challenge is to spot something interesting and where the main challenge is not to disrupt the scene, rather than optimizing *all* your camera settings.

Not all types of photography are about taking a minute or 2 to carefully think a shot. So often, my choice is: miss the shot - or - set up my camera in a way that I am most likely to get something usable out of it.
Cropping is a tool to achieve that.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2015 at 07:50 UTC
On article DxO ONE now available in 10 European countries (68 comments in total)
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brumd: I have to agree with Sigma82. Come on, this thing is made by DxO. DxO is collabarating with dpreview. The very very least you can do when making publicity for this gadget is at least mention this very clearly in the article, in bold. Because there IS a commercial interest.
Robin Wong does this right, every time.

Together with the heavy promotion of an event which is in the USA, while this website is visited by a worldwide community, makes a bit there isn't a lot to enjoy here lately.
It might be me, but it is a bit reflected in the number of comments (well agreed, not that I would have *wanted* to read 60% of the comments that aren't written now, but that's a different point ;) )

1. The very fact that this collaboration itself isn't mentioned explicitly when presenting a device that IS of commercial interest for that collaborator just leaves a very bad impression. There is always a priority choice: -providing free extra publicity for your collaborator - or: -emphasize your impartiality. What will be more beneficial in the long run?

2. I stand corrected. I didn't know. On the front page it is primarily promoted as a Seattle event. Since the 'free tickets' exclude transportation costs I never looked into it.

But enough sour grapes. I am sure there will be enough to enjoy here after October 7. :)

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2015 at 12:31 UTC
On article DxO ONE now available in 10 European countries (68 comments in total)

I have to agree with Sigma82. Come on, this thing is made by DxO. DxO is collabarating with dpreview. The very very least you can do when making publicity for this gadget is at least mention this very clearly in the article, in bold. Because there IS a commercial interest.
Robin Wong does this right, every time.

Together with the heavy promotion of an event which is in the USA, while this website is visited by a worldwide community, makes a bit there isn't a lot to enjoy here lately.
It might be me, but it is a bit reflected in the number of comments (well agreed, not that I would have *wanted* to read 60% of the comments that aren't written now, but that's a different point ;) )

Link | Posted on Oct 2, 2015 at 19:53 UTC as 20th comment | 5 replies
On article What difference does it make? Sony uncompressed Raw (618 comments in total)
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Francis Carver: If it is wholly uncompressed, it is obviously "RAW." So, "uncompressed RAW" is sort of redundant.

Some numbers:
1020,998,1001,1031,987,300,293,305
Now, let's write that shorter, without losing any information:
1020,-22,+3,+30,-44,-687,-7,+12

Behold: lossless compression.
Of course, there are many other, more sophisticated ways to use less bits without losing information, but thiis shows the principle.
Not so hard to understand, is it?

The more complicated patterns in a picture, the less space you gain with lossless compression, and that is exactly what you see if you use for example Nikon's lossless RAW files.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2015 at 17:01 UTC
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