rhlpetrus

rhlpetrus

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

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On Panasonic announces Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7, and GM1 kit news story (278 comments in total)
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igorek7: The lens is a high-quality alternative to the cheep and decent Panasonic 14mm f/2.5, similarly as Panasonic-Leica 25mm f/1.4 is to Panasonic 20mm f/1.7. I am considering to buy 15mm together with Lumix GM1. As a kit lens, the price is right.

I now hope that Panasonic would return 150mm f/2.8 to their roadmap, and would design 10mm f/2.5 or similarly wide-angle rectilinear prime.

They should sell it with teh GX7, much more appropriate IMO. The sell with the lower level 20 f/1.7, go figure!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 17:43 UTC
On Panasonic announces Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7, and GM1 kit news story (278 comments in total)
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Shield3: Not bad for a FF equivalent of 30mm F/3.4.

Boring ... the equivalent police corps are still alive. Equivalence is such a ridiculous idea, by the way. If one likes to see what a top pro photog uses for his latest Elle cover with the D800, check here:

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53347021

A lowly 24-120 f/4, no less!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 17:41 UTC
On Panasonic announces Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7, and GM1 kit news story (278 comments in total)

One more reason for anyone looking for a compact system to go for m43, congrats to the users of the system (and to future ones).

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 17:36 UTC as 20th comment | 9 replies
On Panasonic announces Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7, and GM1 kit news story (278 comments in total)
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al_in_philly: Now Panasonic, in partnership with Leica, has made the perfect "trinity" of fast walk around primes. First was the standard focal length 25mm f/1.4. Just recently they gave us the longer "portrait" 42.5mm f1.2. And soon we'll have a "photojournalist" 17mm f/1.7. Given how easy it is to carry around a stealthy little m4/3 body and three lenses, street photography has been given an interesting twist.

Indeed, and the reason I'm thinking of getting a GX7 and tese lenses, plus the UWA zoom, since I shoot mostly WA. Nice system.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 17:33 UTC
On Panasonic announces Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7, and GM1 kit news story (278 comments in total)
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Rachotilko: The cams manufacturers went crazy pricewise lately.

BTW, I'd like to ask the ones who remember 1980s: how much did an average Joe have to work to buy a decent film camera ? I've got a feeling that photography (if one doesn't want to go P&S pinhead way) has really become unaccessible to average population of the world - as opposed to much of the 20th century.

Judging by this : have we really progressed as a civilization ? As a child I was told that in 21st century we'll live in some kind of futuristic paradise. Instead, buying a decent photographic gear has become inaccessible to most.

You are wrong, mostly. An slr w/o any electronic parts, no sensor, used to cost more than the basic ones do today. The difference wqs that the top dslr still didn't carry much technology, besides the OPV and the shutter mechanism. It was, therefore, not much more expensive than the basic models. Think Nikkormat and Nikon F. As technology evolved, especially metering and AF, things started to get more complicated. Todays cameras use so much technology and the sensor/ADC system, which was then the film.

Think of how much you spent in film, film development, printing in those days, and you'll see camera systems today are less expensive in the long run.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 17:31 UTC
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (528 comments in total)
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rhlpetrus: The weird thing about the launch is that Samsung has used Nikon 1 images.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53336223

I almost thought the mound would be the same. That would have been great for users of the cameras, but no ...

DPR has removed the thread where the images from a slideshow presenting the Samsung 1 were shown. One of the slides contained this image, which was spotted by a Nikon 1 user:

http://cdn-4.nikon-cdn.com/en_INC/o/iczhSUraLd94uOULoJOjV2MtbNg/Photography/3324_depthfield_02.jpg

This image is supposed to show how the 18mm Nikkor produces a shallow DoF.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 12:16 UTC
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (528 comments in total)
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rhlpetrus: The weird thing about the launch is that Samsung has used Nikon 1 images.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53336223

I almost thought the mound would be the same. That would have been great for users of the cameras, but no ...

I doubt Nikon would use stock images in their site to show how their camera/lens works. Very unlikely.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 12:05 UTC
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (528 comments in total)

The weird thing about the launch is that Samsung has used Nikon 1 images.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53336223

I almost thought the mound would be the same. That would have been great for users of the cameras, but no ...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 09:51 UTC as 104th comment | 4 replies
On Behind the scenes: Garry Winogrand at work news story (51 comments in total)
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LeitzKameraAktion: Very interesting film! But could anyone walk about with a camera in a busy street today, snapping away in people's faces like this, and not get accosted or arrested?

Yes, I also do it, no problem. I actually ask people if they allow me to shoot them, in many situations were the faces will be very exposed, never had a problem with that.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2014 at 00:28 UTC
On Behind the scenes: Garry Winogrand at work news story (51 comments in total)

Yes, a great photog, one of those that were my "teachers" in the art of seeing the world around with a photog's eye. Interesting that at least three others were also in the list at the end, Frank, Ralph Gibson and Joel Meyerowitz. I have a book by Diane Arbus, but I find her work really depressing and not something I'd ever do. Of course S. Shore is such a great perfectionist, but also a bit out of my radar as style. Very interesting piece. It reminds me of one I saw of Cartier-Bresson at the HCB foundation in Paris, that shows his very weird style of shooting, at the tip of his toes, looking very shy, not like GW. Thanks for the link, could we see the other parts?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2014 at 00:27 UTC as 9th comment
On Am I missing something here? article (564 comments in total)
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rhlpetrus: Richard, you nailed the problem with Nikon outside their FF lines:

" That's just two serious enthusiast-targeted lensed, and one of them costs $900. On the plus side, this doesn't compare too shabbily with the number of dedicated primes Nikon has made for its DX shooters (three, in the nearly 15 years since the launch of the company's first DX format camera, since you ask), but it doesn't give a clear picture of who 'CX' is for."

I am a relatively long-time adopter of APS-C Nikon cameras, an eraly adopter of the V1, and I'm having second thoughts about both systems. It's the same with Canon, btw, no dedicated good lenses, especially fast zooms. I'm rethinking MY strategy, as Nikon's seems clearly indicating their "serious" line is FF, and just that. So, my first move will be getting, likely, a Panny GX7, with a fast midrange zoom, then use it for some time. Then, maybe, get an FF, but even that is on hold at the moment.

Exactly my kits, D7000 and V1. Next stop, likely m43 and that may replace both in one strike, a body like OM1 for more requiring shooting and a GX7 for lighter adventures. The one thing that's still holding me up is the AF, but the distance is getting shorter and shorter and, as we see with the N1 series, can be actually better than dslrs. If only Nikon would launch a dedicated ML APS_C system with this AF tech ...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 14:04 UTC
On Am I missing something here? article (564 comments in total)
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steveh0607: This camera is loaded with great technology. If Nikon joined the 4/3 group they would own that market. The 1 strategy doesn't make sense to me.

Not in a lifetime. More likely we will see an APS-C ML system coming, sooner or later.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 14:00 UTC
On Am I missing something here? article (564 comments in total)
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topstuff: I think the 1 Series is dealt an unfair hand by the media to some extent, DPR included.

Take the Nikon 1 AW for example. Now this is a FANTASTIC camera - offering great IQ in a camera that you can take underwater for goodness sake ! And it is not expensive for something that you take skiing, snorkelling, on the beach, and submerge into water and dust with no ill effects.

DPR didn't test it. It failed to register on the radar of most people, partially because of poor marketing.

But truly waterproof cameras with great IQ make perfect travel cams. More people should buy them IMO.

But the AW1 was well-received, mostly. Problem is not a lot of people buy shock/waterproof cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 13:59 UTC
On Am I missing something here? article (564 comments in total)
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Sonyshine: As a V1 shooter ( and a D3200 DSLR) I would love to own a V3 and I can see the enormous abilities this camera has.

But once I look at the price ( especially if you include the necessary EVF) I can't help wondering who on earth is setting the pricing policy at Nikon - is it Canon?

Do they really NOT want this camera to Sell?

They certainly seem to be trying very hard to frighten away prospective buyers!

But who actually needs 20fps (for how many seconds? check battery life).

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 13:58 UTC
On Am I missing something here? article (564 comments in total)
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rockygag: At the end of the day, Nikon needs to bit the bullet, kill of that flapping mirror last century tech in all but the high end D4 types and use the Cheaper mirroless approach.

Always hard to kill a favorite son, but sometimes it must be done to save the company.

Cheaper? Check the various prices of ML and MB cameras, with features. Not yet.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 13:56 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (582 comments in total)
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retro76: I for one will probably buy the V3. For the last few years I have tried various mirrorless bodies in attempt to sway myself away from DLSRs only to be disappointed: I owned a Fuji XE1 only to find the focus was horrific. I then bought into the OMD EM5 to find the image quality lacking and menu system/button placement to be a mess, and then I tired a Sony NEX 6 (which had superb IQ), but lackluster focus and rather big lenses for the tiny body (save for the 16-50 kit). Just before I was planning to return to a DSLR O tired the Nikon J3. Like many here I discounted the tiny 1 inch sensor and branding without even trying the system. To my surprise (and I do mean Surprise), the image quality was rather stunning in RAW. Operational speed was as quick as any DSLR I have owned and focusing was an easy match for semi pro SLR bodies (with FPS exceeding even Pro SLRs). The metering is rock solid, lenses are wicked sharp and small and the camera delivers IQ than IMHO is superb especially so at low ISO. It's a very balanced system, one that I do believe has more potential than other system, only poor marketing and high prices keep it from being a mainstream product. It was good enough to replace my SLR and the recently acquired 32 1.2 is one of the best lenses I have ever used. I do hope people will try before they write this system off, you might be surprised at what you are missing.

I am a very early adopter and I think the V3 is an interesting camera, except for price ... The issue is: where is the system going? The offer of zooms is very limited, they are all very slow. The advantage that the good AF brought to the table is disappearing, and there are now excellent small m43 cameras with various options re lenses, two companies competing to make the best ones. Nikon 1 is promising, but it seems Nikon is only half-heartedly into it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 10:55 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (582 comments in total)

The AF advantage (and it was real 3 years ago) is waning fast. Nikon needs to do more here. The price? Ouch! Think of a GX7 or an OMD10 with their kit lenses. And the alternative of faster zooms.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 10:51 UTC as 175th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (582 comments in total)
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Sonyshine: Price! Price! Price!

As DPR says:

One concern we have - at least here in the U.S. - is the price. Nikon USA is bundling the camera with the 10-30mm PD-Zoom lens, EVF, and grip, with a price tag of $1200. Considering that you can buy a Sony a6000 with a 16-50mm power zoom lens, built-in EVF, and similar Hybrid AF system for $400 less, the V3 doesn't seem like a great value. Despite that, we look forward to putting the V3 through its paces, and seeing if that burst mode lives up to the hype.

Nothing more to say really.....

@badi: you're surely kidding, aren't you? D4 x V3?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 10:47 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (582 comments in total)
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Johan Borg: "none of the dials can directly control exposure compensation, even in full manual mode"
- Full manual mode is the last place I’d look for exposure compensation, but maybe that’s just me ;-)

Totally agree, I can't see where the manual mode enters in this piece of criticism.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 10:46 UTC
On Am I missing something here? article (564 comments in total)
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Horshack: Richard, your first mistake was calling it a strategy. :)

There is one, it's called "FF if you are a real enthusiast".

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 10:35 UTC
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