brumd

brumd

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On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1500 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. :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 14:29 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1500 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! ;)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 13:31 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1500 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? :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 11:19 UTC as 217th comment | 6 replies
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1500 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!'

Direct 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.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 21:21 UTC as 53rd 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

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 21:00 UTC
On article Second time lucky? A closer look at Sony's new RX1R II (542 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!

Direct 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?

Direct 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.

Direct 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?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2015 at 09:30 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

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'

Direct 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

Direct 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.

Direct 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. :)

Direct 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 ;) )

Direct 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.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2015 at 17:01 UTC
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brumd: Not what I was hoping for I'm afraid. Looks like my EM5-mark1 still isn't seriously overclassed in terms of IQ, or high ISO performance.
That means I can keep my money in my pocket, but I would like to see the m4/3 system to keep up with its competitors. I am a bit disappointed.

No I don't. I have to look exactly at the things that matter for me. M43 is my camera system of choice for travelling. After 3.5 years of heavy use my em5 starts fallin apart. When that happens and there is no m43 body with a significant improvement in IQ/low ISO than I am not willing to pay full price and will go for a 2nd hand EM5. The other slight upgrades aren't worth the money for my purpose.
I keep hoping.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2015 at 20:09 UTC
On article iFixit tears down Sony's new a7R II to find its secrets (290 comments in total)
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Jonath: As a graduate in design engineering I can't help but find this completely fascinating, seeing what is inside a modern camera, particularly one with so much technology crammed into it. In particular the wording and descriptions iFixit use are nicely 'geeky' showing how fascinated they are too.

Which leads me onto my second point. I can't help but laugh at some of the comments on this post, the usual dim-witted responses, stock replies and rhetoric. Some people set a standard so high for this camera in order for it to be 'worthy' that it has no chance of reaching these stellar standards, no camera could.

The idea that such a small camera, containing an IBIS mount BSI sensor, capable of 4k in body, with wifi, NFC and all the memory and processing required for that wouldn't be tightly packed inside and hence difficult to repair. No wonder it had to get bigger, its packed with technology.

I'm now sat here waiting for the inevitable 'it should be DSLR sized' comment...

O yes, I LOVE small sized cameras. I happily use my m4/3 camera for travelling, and I can take it in the smallest of bags with 5 or 6 lenses. However, the main size advantage here is in those lenses, not so much the body.

But I LOVE that my Nikon Df still worked, without a scratch, after dropping it on a marble floor.

So, what's most important on a $3200 camera? I guess everyone should be make that decision for themself.

On the other hand: this is only the beginning for Sony. It might be interesting for Sony to build a slighty bigger, heavier, weather-sealed, more endurable body with more or less the same features.
It might even reduce some overheating problems when using 4k video.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 22:22 UTC
On article iFixit tears down Sony's new a7R II to find its secrets (290 comments in total)
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Jonath: As a graduate in design engineering I can't help but find this completely fascinating, seeing what is inside a modern camera, particularly one with so much technology crammed into it. In particular the wording and descriptions iFixit use are nicely 'geeky' showing how fascinated they are too.

Which leads me onto my second point. I can't help but laugh at some of the comments on this post, the usual dim-witted responses, stock replies and rhetoric. Some people set a standard so high for this camera in order for it to be 'worthy' that it has no chance of reaching these stellar standards, no camera could.

The idea that such a small camera, containing an IBIS mount BSI sensor, capable of 4k in body, with wifi, NFC and all the memory and processing required for that wouldn't be tightly packed inside and hence difficult to repair. No wonder it had to get bigger, its packed with technology.

I'm now sat here waiting for the inevitable 'it should be DSLR sized' comment...

"I'm now sat here waiting for the inevitable 'it should be DSLR sized' comment..."

OK, I won't let you wait any longer.. ;)
Well, not that I really would say such a thing, but it is an interesting question: on one hand this camera has quite a few very interesting tricks on its sleeve; it can do many thinks that FF-DSLR's can't. Its price shows that it is aimed to attract the attention of pro's.

But if you are a pro (and I'm not btw, or at least not a real pro), it is vitally important that your camera will work when you need it.
They say 'the best camera is the camera you have with you''
but that should be: 'the best camera is the one you have with you and actually works when it is important'.

And, thinking of that, you seriously might consider if an increase in size would make it more endurable and therefore more attractive to pros.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 21:58 UTC
On article iFixit tears down Sony's new a7R II to find its secrets (290 comments in total)

"Haters after the long used 14bit argument,"
"There are usually 2 reasons people come and hate on the A7 series"
"The amount of Sony's HATERS on every A7rii article is TOO DAMN HIGH !"
"Those of you who are bashing this Sony A7rII cam ? Get a life ..."

Geez, com'on.. Just like any other camera there is room for criticism. OK, in every thread there are bashers, but simply calling everyone 'a hater' who has some valid criticism is just as dumb.

I agree that this camera has a lot to like, even when I have no intention of buying it: it's great to see innovation. But come on, it doesn't mean it doesn't have downsides. Not having access to 14-bit RAWs is a good example of that. Also, it is a valid question how rugged you'd expect a €3200 camera body to be, certainly if you intend to use it on daily basis for the next years.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2015 at 21:24 UTC as 41st comment | 2 replies
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