rhlpetrus

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

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Impressive, it looks like ISO is not an issue any more.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2016 at 15:43 UTC as 33rd comment

No miracles, as many, including me, were predicting. As Homer once said, famously, when Margie wanted to build a moto perpetuo for the school's science project, "In this house we obey the Laws of Physics". It seems that many in these fora think otherwise.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 15:09 UTC as 115th comment | 2 replies

Canon and Nikon have nice compacts, but none comes close to the LX100/D-Lux 109 in terms of controls and ergonomics. These look like expensive toys, the Panny/Leica like a good compact.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 18:13 UTC as 20th comment | 4 replies
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (318 comments in total)
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Cihangir Gzey: Nikon dropped 2 huge bombs into the market which has been dominated by its own veterans quite for a while (And which are too hard to swallow).
Let's have a look:
-24-85mm is really a good cam for average power user. OK, there is no EVF but average user doesn't look for it.
-Here we go. 18-50mm. This is a FANTASTIC focal length which makes us think (and dream) for it. This may be my dream travel camera. BUT, checking out the top side, BOTH EVF & internal flash are cancelled and we are left with a view of beautiful (!) hinge (which doesn't exist in 24-85mm model).WHY?
2 seperate engineering teams designed and produced those cams? You may say "18-50mm is more Pro".
If it is PRO, than where is the EVF?Pro uses EVF.
"A Pro uses external flash". Than what about internal EVF required photos with flash? How you will take them comfortably by using an external EVF & external flash at the same time?
IMHO, omitting those 2 key elements from an otherwise FANTASTIC cam is "going too far".

"Pros use EVF". Really? Not in such small cameras. I have the Leica LX100, it has a VF, I rarely use it, despite the fact that I always use the VF on the dslrs. Different things, totally.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 19:04 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (318 comments in total)
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vermaden: Nikon is stupid.

They have NIKON 1 system, why not add 18-50/1.8-2.8 and 24-85/1.8-2.8 lenses for that system?

Why not introduce 4K capable body for that system?

With announcement of this DL trio NIKON 1 system is officially dead.

@Squire: at once? N1 users have asked for ages for fast zooms, they should have released these a long time ago. I am one that dropped the system in favor of the Leica LX100, because of that, I'm not going back to Nikon (despite the fact that the 18-50 range would fit my needs better than the 24-75 in the LX100).

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 19:00 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (318 comments in total)
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Bhushan Barve: So does this mean the end of the line for Nikon 1?

Yes, from a former N1 user (V1 is in retired camera shelf). They never put their heart into it. These fast zooms have been asked for since they launched the system, it's a big slap in the face of N1 users to have these lenses only in fixed lens cameras. Sad, and in my view, one should not trust Nikon over a new moun t system, like a larger sensored ML system, unless they show some clear roadmaps and commitment. Not me.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 18:57 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (318 comments in total)
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dynaxx: I am one of the ones that don't get this.

The advantages of having fixed lenses are that you can build a leaf shutter into the lens, less dust gets on the sensor and you can optimise the sensor for a fixed focal length. Putting fixed zoom lenses on this trio of ( almost ) common bodies rather than interchangeable lenses is a baffling commercial/design decision that does away with all those advantages.

I don't know if anyone will get all three but I hope the zoom lenses are built to last ; a broken zoom and you need a new camera.

A body plus lens like the 18-50 would cost twice that price.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 18:54 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (318 comments in total)
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The Newtype: The 18-50 should have included a cropped sensor. If one is to carry an additional device around with them, it probably would have been best to make the quality SIGNIFICANTLY better than a mobile phone.

(and I'm just bitter that there still hasn't been a Coolpix A successor.

The IQ of 1" sensor is way better than of any smartphone, I have both.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 18:50 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (318 comments in total)
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Sabud: The DL 18-50 (24-85) is the camera Panasonic didn´t make and many LX3-5-7-lovers was very sad. Now, time to be happy;)

http://camerasize.com/compare/#663,569

LX100/Leica109 is great, not pocketeable, but I don't care about that, the size is perfect for me, I would not sacrifice all those dials (oh Nikon, why not in the 18-50 ...).

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 18:49 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (318 comments in total)
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jorepuusa: Pictures start between ears..
Cameras are just boxes. If there is no creativity in the brain...pictures will be the same as ever. No new cam can help.
One can buy the most expensive gear and change it to new ones every years, still the pics are just amateurish.
But as I said this is a camera forum and photographers are somewhere else. No artist has a conversations about his brush. None.

False, according to Picasso, art critics talk about art, composition, meaning, artists talk about where to get cheaper pigments.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 18:43 UTC

If they had added dials/rings to the 18-50, a la LX100, I could be tempted. As is, no, thanks.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 15:49 UTC as 94th comment | 2 replies
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Franka T.L.: IMHO DPR had politely not reporting that this is perhaps more an admitting defeat and " If you can't beat them, then join them " affair with Nikon's venture with their 1" aka CX sensor format.

With all these DL, its hard to imagine how Nikon can sell any Nikon 1 to any new customer. If one want the compact and do it all, the DL pretty much there, if one want true ILC Mirrorless, the APS-C and M4/3 entries are juicier.

So are we to see the end for Nikon 1 or will we see something radical about it, or will we finally witness Nikon's entry into the APS-C or FF Mirrorless ..

That is the rumor, FF ML by end of 2016. Canon is coming as well. Nikon 1 is dead.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 15:48 UTC
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Björn Magnusson: From what I can read the control ring i customizeable and you can assign shutter speed, aperture etc to it. Also the DL 24-85 seem to have a built in ND-filter, which you claim it hasn´t @dpreview

I read it cannot. Big miss, actually they should have done as in the LX100, it's such a joy to use those dedicated dials/rings.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 15:46 UTC
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sportyaccordy: 18-50 sounds like a nice vacation camera. Key will be performance of course- how well will distortion be controlled? Will the lens be sharp? At $849 this could be a viable alternative to a lot of crop UWA zooms, and the extra reach makes it versatile too. Gonna wait and see what prices do.

Big question in my mind is what becomes of Nikon 1?

Nikon has really abandoned N1, these fast zooms should have been made available for that system a long time ago. Anyway, I have abandoned N1 (in favor of the Leica 109 = LX100). And don't feel the need for these cameras either.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 15:44 UTC
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Horshack: This is what the RX100 would have been if Sony engineers were told the camera doesn't have to fit in a pocket. As it is, the DL 16-50 is thicker than an LX100:

DL 16-50: 106 x 63 x 58 mm
LX100: 114.8 x 66.2 x 55.0 mm

I use the Leica version of LX100, to me it has almost the perfect ergonomics, not too thin nor too fat, very good dials, and excellent IQ. I'd have loved to have an extra couple of mm in the wide angle end (24 equiv), as in this 18-50, but, alas, nothing is perfect!

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 15:42 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 First Impressions Review (973 comments in total)

My first serious camera was the AP Spotmatic F, still working. I loved the bokeh and quality of the SMC Takumar 50 1.4, even its golden flare rings (these days flare tends to ugly green overtones, like in Sigmas).

If this had been available many years ago when I moved to digital and to Nikon, maybe I'd have stayed Pentax. Now it is too late, Nikon is also a great maker of cameras, but to those that stayed, looks like a winner.

BTW, the sensor is likely the one in the D8xx line of Nikon, the best around in most aspects

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 13:29 UTC as 90th comment
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (516 comments in total)
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theprehistorian: I've just been having a look at the RX1RII review on Lloyd Chambers's site, which makes me think you've got a duff sample here. The studio scene in particular looks way too soft and wishy-washy...

Agreed, very soft, like in the bottles and other areas where detail is present. Zeiss used to produce great lenses, not this one though.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 09:28 UTC
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (516 comments in total)

Why is the 100 ISO shot blurred, quite visible in the bottles and other detailed areas? Even in RAW and lpf off? Diff re D810 quite big.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 09:25 UTC as 64th comment | 4 replies

Really? What a waste, iPhones and Samsungs already do that and much more, who will buy such a camera?

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 11:34 UTC as 54th comment | 3 replies
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (396 comments in total)

For me it brings the same feeling of overcrowded top plate as the Nikon Df. Ok, for those that like that, but a bit on the overdone side of things in my case. I like the minimalism that Leica try to bring to their digital bodies.

Real retro, a la Pen F or Nikon F, tends to clean looks and minimalist controls.

But I know most people like a lot of dials.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 18:11 UTC as 103rd comment
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