rhlpetrus

rhlpetrus

Lives in Brazil Campinas, Brazil
Works as a math professor
Joined on May 4, 2007

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Realll: I would ask you WHY to buy camera with limited zoom and so small image size (only 12 mp)? The size of the camera is almost same as my Sony a5000 with 16-50, but Sony has big APS-C sensor and 20 mp images... Yes, I know- the glass is important. But amouont of light is approximately equal. So with Sony and 16-50I have same size, same zoom, almost twice bigger images for beautiful crops and I have it on half-price of the LX100... So again WHY ?

Which size do you print? Is APS-C really that big? How fast is the 16-50mm? How large?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 17:13 UTC
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majicmoments: I have handled the Lx100 and the 24mm end @1.7 is sublime.. with a dreamy shallow DOF.. it is such a quality camera that covers my most used focal lengths.. but like Damien, i am astonished that Panny have left out their tried & tested beautifull touchscreens.. and in this day'n age no tiltscreen.. which is a godsend for street/landscape & family photography.. Thank you Damien for such an interesting article.. more of the same please!

Except for AF, the touch screen is really not needed, with all these dials and buttons to work with.

Tilting LCD is a distraction, I prefer my camera smaller and w/o weak points (mechanically).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 17:12 UTC

Lens, pure and simple, there's no m43 lens at size and price that competes with it. For those like me that already have an IL sistem, and are not interested in developing yet another one, the Panny/Leica compact is the best option.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 16:09 UTC as 96th comment | 4 replies

Did you hear that, Nikon? They asked 7D users what they wanted and delivered. Nikon have been sleeping in their past glory in pro APS-C and now that market is gone for Nikon, simple as that. Mirrorless: again, when will Nikon give up on the N1 system, introduce a good 1" compact with fast zoom and launch APS-C ML and FF ML systems (should be new mount to reduce flange distance)?

Wake up Nikon!!! It's not only the cheap P&S market that is going down.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 18:19 UTC as 131st comment | 2 replies

C'mon Nikon: D400 and a larger sensored ML system. I'm dropping the Nikon 1 system, Nikon never really cared much for it, never released a true enthusiast's body like a GX7 or the new compact LX 100, with decent controls and good VF. Nor a fast zoom. Also, they haven't released a single HQ zoom for DX in what? 10 years?

FF is ok, D750 is a true winner, but Nikon have been too conservative, they have wasted the great AF in the Nikon 1 on mediocre bodies with a small sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 21:17 UTC as 57th comment
On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (414 comments in total)

This is looking like my next camera, it or its Leica sister.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 21:52 UTC as 74th comment | 1 reply
On Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 article (414 comments in total)
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Cal22: The LX100 aims at people who want an all-in-one solution. And the camera has a lot to like. I like especially the full manual control with control dials on the top plate for your right hand and a ring at the lens' mount for your left. And the camera body is big enough to making it not fiddly.

What I don't like: The camera has no tilting rear screen and no tilting EVF either. How to shoot from ground level? And a bundled flash should come up with more options than a built-in flash can provide; whether Panasonic will deliver in this respect, we may doubt until now.

The lens' zoom range is a little limited. Let's hope the image quality lives up to the name Leica!

How many times have you really used your cameras at ground level? Even if you do a lot, tilting VF/screen are not actually needed. I find the tilting screen useful for video, since you can hold it in a more comfortable position for a long time. That is relevant, shooting at ground level, not really.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 21:52 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1318 comments in total)

This may be my compact camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 22:30 UTC as 189th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1318 comments in total)

Only neg so far for me: it's ugly when lens is in use, those "petals" look awful and possibly easy to break and even a hazard as they could hurt someone.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 13:13 UTC as 309th comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1318 comments in total)
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rhlpetrus: Very interesting. Doesn't it have a dial for setting aperture in manual mode?

Nice! Now only AF may be an issue, hopefully it's as fast as the recent m43's ones. Makes for a very nice compact, indeed. I have been using a V1 from Nikon, which is decent, but this sensor would be better.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 13:11 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1318 comments in total)

Any info on AF speed?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 13:09 UTC as 312th comment | 3 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1318 comments in total)

Very interesting. Doesn't it have a dial for setting aperture in manual mode?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 13:07 UTC as 316th comment | 3 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1827 comments in total)
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Lab D: First I read this and then I saw the new Samsung. I don't know anyone who buys Samsung, but it seems to beat the 7D in every spec.
For example 10 FPS is not exciting when others are offering 11,12 and 15 FPS. "Full HD" video is boring when other shoot 4K.
I just hope the 7D does use the same technology in this new sensor as found in the Rebel T2i.

Besides sensor tech, the 7D2 is the top APS-C camera out there, make no mistake about it. The AF and the metering are brilliant, and 10fps seems to be enough to all sports pros.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:57 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1827 comments in total)

Looks very impressive!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:05 UTC as 440th comment | 2 replies

Nice stuff, Canon copied the Leica, including clockwise direction for attaching mount, Nikon went the Zeiss way. BTW, Nikon, in the 30s, brought some Zeiss engineers to start their lens design group.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 15:28 UTC as 4th comment
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greypixelz: Interesting story!
As far as I know, Nikon was producing optics for the imperial army before they ever copied the Contax RF. Btw, Nikon stands for Nippon Ikon, as in Zeiss Ikon ;)
As it looks, Kwanon is much more of a grass root company than Nikon.

I think you know nothing about Fraunhoffer, Zeiss, etc, do you?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 15:27 UTC
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justmeMN: I selfishly miss John the most. So many great songs never written and recorded, because of his murder. He was always my favorite Beatle.

I heard Paul on the AR studio TV show playing and singing I've Got a Feeling, then I waited to hear John singing "Everybody had a good year ..." It never came. Yes, he's much missed.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2014 at 01:03 UTC
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Lucas_: Great memories, I was 21 then! I still have that vinyl Album bought at that time ( among others from The Beatles ).

I was 13, and got it the week it was released in Brazil. It was mono, of course and I still have, pretty scratched though (I'd take it to the beach and played it on a portable Phillips player). A huge success with the 12 year old girls.

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Robgo2: The covers of "Abbey Road" and "Sgt. Pepper" are almost certainly the most famous in the history of recorded music and are fitting icons for some of the greatest pop music ever.

My 11 yo daughter wants to go to London and Liverpool, that says it all. Probably, myself, the song that I used to listen over and over was Hey Jude. Still today, anytime it pkays, I stop whatever I'm doing and listen until the chorus fades away ...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2014 at 00:52 UTC

I still remember getting the album, going home and listening to it on a Phillips player tgat you pulled the arm out to turn on. A friend came up, he was more of a Rolling Stones fan, but after listening to Come Together and Something he smiled and said, "well, this one is better than the last RS album"', which, I think, was Let it Bleed. Good and simpler times ...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2014 at 00:43 UTC as 9th comment
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