Pablom

Pablom

Lives in United States Jerusalem, United States
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Joined on Jan 24, 2010

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On BPG image format aims to replace JPEGs article (206 comments in total)

Being that the differences in output quality are probably not much, the feature that could really make a difference and push BPG forward is file size. Since nothing about this is mentioned, and probably it is the opposite because of the compatibility with 14 bit, I'm assuming there is no improvement in this area.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 08:44 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
On High-end full frame roundup (2014) article (539 comments in total)

This is not a "High-end full frame" roundup, it is just a list of every single full frame camera released a the last two years. Except of course the d4s, which should be the first candidate for this list.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2014 at 07:00 UTC as 81st comment
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (494 comments in total)
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fx3000se: ignoring video capabilities, can the e pl7 compete in any way with the
a) sony rx100m3
b) pana lx100

Depending on the lens you mount on it, the E-PL7 can be as good / not as good / better than the above mentioned.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2014 at 09:42 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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camfan1: @Marko Lauritis.
Don't think for 1 minute Panasonic wants to protect anything in-house.
Competition is much to fierce to do such a thing.
Most probably this camera is indeed for enthousiasts but not (movie-)pro's.
Costs have to be cut somewhere (otherwise most or all things you mention would be in there).
Touch: not even Sony puts touch in higher end camera's, probably with reason.
About keeping the camera for 10 years ?
2-3 years from now the sensor tech will be organic, foveon or other.
That may prove far more important than any tilt, touch or faster lens.
2-3 years from now any camera will be outdated, whatever it features now.

If you used your camera to the point that the shutter life ended it does not make the camera obsolete.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 21:59 UTC
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (386 comments in total)
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tom1234567: There are better cameras on the market and a lot cheaper too
I hate these rip of companies. and Leica is the biggest rip of going
rebadging cameras then double the price plus.
some people need to be educated!!!!!!!

A comparison with a similar product would be to the Fuji X100T which is 1300$ and has a very good viewfinder built in. That is not the same ballpark to me, it's not even the same sport.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 21:57 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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camfan1: @Marko Lauritis.
Don't think for 1 minute Panasonic wants to protect anything in-house.
Competition is much to fierce to do such a thing.
Most probably this camera is indeed for enthousiasts but not (movie-)pro's.
Costs have to be cut somewhere (otherwise most or all things you mention would be in there).
Touch: not even Sony puts touch in higher end camera's, probably with reason.
About keeping the camera for 10 years ?
2-3 years from now the sensor tech will be organic, foveon or other.
That may prove far more important than any tilt, touch or faster lens.
2-3 years from now any camera will be outdated, whatever it features now.

Cameras from 3 years ago are still doing just fine so I don't know what you're talking about.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2014 at 14:57 UTC
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Pablom: The red dot is the reason for 90% of Leica sales.

PLAMBERT There's your 10% ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2014 at 09:06 UTC

The red dot is the reason for 90% of Leica sales.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 15:02 UTC as 38th comment | 8 replies
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (673 comments in total)
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Vitruvius: Top of page 4 - the SLT mirror does NOT redirect 1/3 of the light. It is about 1/3 of a stop of light.

Interesting that they would NOT have included the on-sensor phase detect AF from the a6000 in this camera in addition to the SLT AF sensors. I have about 7000+ actuation shooting action with my A77 and the AF tracking is actually very poor even with fast lenses and SSM / HSM.The only reason I would have spent an extra $400 on the new A77ii was for the same AF system as the a6000. I wonder why they would not have included this on the A77ii? If it is the same sensor why can't they combine the information from both AF systems? But I guess we will have to see how they compare.

AFAIK 1/3 of a stop means 1/3 of the light.

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 14:39 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (660 comments in total)
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nickwit: Can somebody please tell me how the extra sensor size affects aperture, i.e. what the equivalent f stop is on a ff.
Thank you

In terms of light gathering it is essentially the same. In terms of depth of field relative to the full image captured, approximately (note that there is an aspect ratio difference) a 0.79x ratio applies, i.e. for the same focal length and focusing distance to get the equivalent DOF effect of a f/2.8 on a 135 camera you'll need a f/3.5 lens on a medium format camera with a sensor like the one on the Pentax 645z.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 08:40 UTC
On Ricoh announces HD Pentax DA AF 1.4X AW rear converter article (52 comments in total)
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Anastigmat: The Kenko Pro 300 1.4x and Sigma APO 1.4x teleconverters both have 5 elements. This Pemtax has only 4 elements. Even though more isn't necessarily better, you have to wonder how well it performs against the Kenko Pro, which is unfortunately not available in Pentax mount. This teleconverter is also designated a DA, not a DA*, for what it is worth, but its pricing is more DA* than DA.

Never in the history of Pentax any converter was given a * to its name. That is a designation for lenses only.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2014 at 12:32 UTC

I've just begun waiting for the Chinese version of the film duplicator

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 14:26 UTC as 20th comment

This should be constant f/1.2, weigh less than 0.5kg, built of titanium and I will buy it if it is not over 200 rupees.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 09:34 UTC as 56th comment
On Have Your Say: Best DSLR / SLT of 2013 article (335 comments in total)
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Thoughts: Pentax users , although much fewer, tend to be more informed about their gear, which is quite good value for money.

I have never used Pentax DSLR, but I do love their small prime lenses. Nikon isn't very keen to offer similar DX lenses (35mm, 40mm, anything else I miss?), which was one of the main reasons why I decided to leave Nikon camp- I don't think I want to upgrade my DX to FX with everything heavier...

Well done, Pentax (and Sony) this year. I think the day when the industry without these two companies would be really a bad day for everyone...

you missed: 14, 50, 55

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2014 at 09:18 UTC
On Pentax K-3 preview (959 comments in total)
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Timmbits: I don't mean to badmouth pentax or anything of the sort, but with new FF mirrorless models being introduced by Sony, and others to follow... although a good idea, the selectable olpf sounds like the sort of innovation I'd fall for when I was younger, but which seems moot, when you consider that more of us have started to ponder graduating to FF and have been eagerly waiting to see what develops in FF.
At end of 2013, I'm definitely not willing to pay entry-level FF prices for an APSC, no matter what bells and whistles they throw into it.

Which FF camera can you buy for $1,299?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 09:32 UTC
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)
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Pablom: So all the fuss is about AF speed in live view? who cares about that? I'd assume probably Rebel owners rather than the target market for this camera.

yabokkie, I don't see the day when optical viewfinders disappear. Call me old fashioned but I'd prefer tracking the scene directly with my own eyes with the camera steady and firm as an extension of my body rather than viewing through an electronic screen and holding the camera clumsily as if it were a baby with a dirty diaper.
The only benefit I currently see about live view is for use on a tripod and for fine manual focusing, which is what I use it for.

Posted on Jul 9, 2013 at 10:26 UTC
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1311 comments in total)

So all the fuss is about AF speed in live view? who cares about that? I'd assume probably Rebel owners rather than the target market for this camera.

Posted on Jul 7, 2013 at 05:44 UTC as 371st comment | 12 replies
On Canon EOS 100D/Rebel SL1 Hands-on Preview preview (353 comments in total)

This is roughly the same size as my 3 year old Pentax K-x with a 40 year old K mount.
I don't see an engineering achievement here.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2013 at 11:09 UTC as 25th comment
On Just posted: Quick Pentax K-30 samples gallery article (94 comments in total)
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jon404: Pentax people -- if I got a K-30, does Pentax make a 35mm or 40mm small, bright, sharp prime lens that you would recommend? I hate zooms.

DA 35mm/2.8 Macro
You'll love it

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 11:10 UTC
On Pentax K-01 preview (376 comments in total)
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Korim: No bulb mode, no buy

of course there is a bulb mode

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2012 at 09:02 UTC
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