xMichaelx

xMichaelx

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Joined on Aug 26, 2010

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On Am I missing something here? article (636 comments in total)
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joeyv: Good companies plan for the future. Maybe it is hard to see what CX is all about right now. but as sensors improve the CX format advantages will be more obvious. For sure, Nikon will also come out with FF mirrorless someday. I suppose Nikon hopes that having FF + CX will effectively bracket the other formats in-between.
I use Nikon Dslrs and I sure am glad CX is there. I can can put my 85/1.4 in the V3 and have effectively a 230 mm/1.4. Or the 200/2.0 and effectively have a 540 mm/2.0. How cool is that!

35mm is itself a small format, relative to much that came before it. So much for your theory.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2014 at 19:54 UTC
On Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! article (265 comments in total)
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GodSpeaks: Are you serious. DPR is now doing these idiotic unboxing videos.

I suppose they will start reporting on rumors next. How much further can DPR sink?

@Barney: I'll never understand why DPR insists on feeding the trolls. CONSTANTLY. Do you not get that that's why they're here?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 04:21 UTC
On Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! article (265 comments in total)
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Gesture: Not enough dials and buttons on the back at 20 or so. Can't anyone figure out how to streamline the digital camera interface.

You could easily make any camera fully customizable just by making the interface Android-based, but then all the know-nothings in the DPR forums would be whining about how they "don't want a phone in their camera."

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 04:19 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)
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Edymagno: Poor Nikon. They produce a totally outstanding camera just to convert it into a real commercial flop by Micro SD card. Nikon needs desperately a new management.

If you buy a phone without a micro-SD slot (and a replaceable battery), you are a terrible, short-sighted person, and part of the problem with the world today. And a sucker.

Please reevaluate your morality.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 04:13 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)
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pwilly: Comparing Apples to Apples, the tiny sensor comments are just uninformed. A tiny sensor like a 1/3.6” has a 5mm diagonal. 35mm has a 43.3 diagonal, APS-C is 30mm 4/3 is 22.5mm and 1’ is 16mm. Micro 4/3 folks frequently claim that there is little advantage to FF vs. 4/3 in most photos and that is true. Unless you are looking for extreme low light, or very narrow DOF an equivalent photo can be taken with 4/3. So with just about half the diagonal 4/3 is sufficient.
The Nikon 1 sensor has 71% of the diagonal of 4/3. Once again if we are talking equivalent photos the Nikon 1 sensor can take the same photo, but then add the stunning AF tracking and for action there is nothing like it.

I shoot in m4/3, and find that *just barely* adequate in low light, and that's with very bright lenses.

This Nikon is a non-starter for anyone shooting in anything but great light.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 04:06 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)
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pgphoto_ca: Dam Nikon! Why they can't design something better :)

Better/bigger grip, bigger sensor, "classic" aperture and speed dial...

Another mirrorless fail :) dam

The chief engineer should be fire....!!! Is that so difficult to look what make the competition great and better....? like the OM1 ....

They could easily design something better, which is why there are already MUCH better camera systems available for the money.

But they don't want to cannibalize their DSLR business.

This is aimed at 2 groups:
1) Those who worship Nikon and will buy anything they produce.
2) Those who know nothing about cameras and think they're getting "Nikon quality" in a small package.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 03:59 UTC
On Fujifilm UK X Signature service officially launched article (125 comments in total)
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Ednaz: I'm excited, I've found that blue cameras are much sharper than black ones.

@Just a Photographer : It was clearly a joke. Nothing to get your panties all bunched up over.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2014 at 17:19 UTC
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gerard boulanger: "smartphones, not enemy.." I think that statement is absolutely wrong.

Not that smartphones are capable of technically challenge high end DSLRs, but they already swallow the worldwide P&S business and they will continue to eat market of entry level DSLR and mirorless cameras in the near future.

To me the real threat for all the photography industry is that one day the IQ from very small sensors will be more than enough to share, publish even print 4x6 pictures without carrying another device, most of the time bulky and heavy.

Sony understood the trend with its Q series. Not a success now indeed, but the idea is there.

The last time I went on the golden gate bridge (last month), more than 50% of photos were made with a smartphone...

The statement is obviously wrong, but really, there's no story here. Canon executives HAVE to say that there's no competition, or their stock price would plummet.

ALL executives of every company -- good and bad -- say the same things about every competing technology.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2014 at 18:57 UTC
On Shooting Raw with the Nokia Lumia 1020 post (72 comments in total)
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shaocaholica: Where's Apple?

Apple wants ease of use, not awesome features that <5% of users will actually use.

This flexibility is why I use Android; it's only a matter of time before Android offers RAW.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2014 at 19:37 UTC
On Shooting Raw with the Nokia Lumia 1020 post (72 comments in total)
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oselimg: Ok, Nokia raw gives slightly better DR but slightly grainier/noisy look than Nokia jpeg, it's a trade off. But how about technically comparing it to an ordinary DSLR or M4/3? I can't imagine people suddenly shedding their cameras for Nokia phones even as hobbyists. Another gimmick for wannabes.

Yes, anyone who wants to take decent snapshots on their phone is a "wannabe."

A wannabe what, though?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2014 at 19:33 UTC
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ChrisKramer1: I was looking at them all today - Olympus, Panasonic and Fuji - all new models well over a thousand Euros. In fact, Fuji's models with lenses were all above a thousand. That new teensy weensy little Lumix m/43 was over a thousand with the handgrip (what handgrip? LOL!) and the Olympus OMDs too. The OMD5 was priced well into the stratosphere and placed so high up on the display I could hardly see it anyway.

Just who is going to buy this stuff? The market is saturated! (And, of course, you can buy a full-frame cam for that price anyway.)

"That new teensy weensy little Lumix m/43 was over a thousand ..."

Wow, it's almost like it costs more to have great image quality in a very small package. One might even start to think that the people buying these cameras are doing so -- and paying a premium -- because of their small size!

With your amazing observations, you should be a techwriter or something.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2014 at 19:27 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary article (534 comments in total)
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Gesture: Closer to EOS-M. Wonder how video will be. But bring something like this home closer to $500. Which is still a lot of money. Where is the value proposition.

@ Menneisyys : In 6 months or less, a refurb will be $500. At that point, I'll have to decide between this and the Olympus E-M10 (which will probably be $400, refurbed).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 16:33 UTC
On Tamrac launches rugged-looking photo messenger bags article (106 comments in total)
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Rod McD: University of life : Water resistance is better than no water resistance, but.....
- All fabric backpacks and bags leak. Sooner or later.
- No fabric bag offers crush resistance worthy of the term.
- Cameras in a backpack are behind you and on your back.
I haven't found a better solution (for me) than hard shell cases, but they aren't perfect either. Only very few models can be worn over the shoulder and opened to work from without putting them down.....

I've been backpacking in the Grand Canyon with no bag at all - the camera around my neck and lenses in the backpack pockets and easily accessible.

Life's too short to use nothing but hard bags.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 17:43 UTC
On Tamrac launches rugged-looking photo messenger bags article (106 comments in total)
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contadorfan: I realize there aren't a lot of women on this site, but it would be nice if DPR would review some of the fashionable camera bags for women: Kelly Moore, JoTotes, EpihanieBags, CheekyLime. Those are bags that a gal wouldn't feel like a dork for carrying one around, yet I wonder how comfortable and practical they are for a day out with a camera & several lenses.

Not all women are stereotypes.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 17:41 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M10 First Impressions Review preview (622 comments in total)
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yabokkie: I thought Oly had put this design behind them and expected a mini E-M1. why should they use this design again and again when they know how to make a better one?

The are 2 totally separate product lines aimed at different types of users, obviously.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 19:50 UTC
On CES 2014: Nikon Stand Report article (66 comments in total)
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WACONimages: What happened to the Nikon 1 series??? Like the waterproof version, or a new V3 for example. An underrated system because of it sensor. But a camera is more as its sensor size alone!

A camera is only as good as the images it creates. Sensor is a major part of that.

I can put my phone in a ziploc and take underwater pics, but that doesn't make it a good tool for me because the images are crap. Ditto for the Nikon 1 series.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2014 at 18:11 UTC
On CES 2014: Nikon Stand Report article (66 comments in total)
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WACONimages: What happened to the Nikon 1 series??? Like the waterproof version, or a new V3 for example. An underrated system because of it sensor. But a camera is more as its sensor size alone!

A camera is only as good as the images it creates. Sensor is a major part of that.

I can put my phone in a ziploc and take underwater pics, but that doesn't make it a good tool for me because the images are crap. Ditto for the Nikon 1 series.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2014 at 18:11 UTC
On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan article (619 comments in total)
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marike6: So this is where mirrorless fans come with their unrealistic views of the camera market to laugh at the EOS M.

In the meantime, Canon will continue to dominate the camera industry and they will continue to laugh all the way to the bank. :-)

"But I get called the "F word" (i.e., "fanboy") so frequently in these comments now I try to avoid mentioning my preferred brand at all."

Doesn't that tell you something about yourself?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 22:05 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)
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PenGun: Another idiotic review. If you morons could not get sharp pictures because auto focus was off, find someone who can work a camera.

No one who needs 36 MP cares about the grip, or even what it looks like.

Another puff piece.

@Shawn: dpreview writers have a horrible habit of feeding trolls. Please stop and maybe they'll just go away.

Also, WTF happened to the old "block" feature. That was the greatest think about the old comment system.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 16, 2013 at 00:11 UTC
On Olympus Stylus 1 Preview preview (324 comments in total)
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Digitall: Nice looking camera, very nice specs. but the tiny sensor vs. body size do not make my day. Sure that Olympus could put a sensor M4:3 here with this fixed lens camera. maybe one day...

I would have forgiven the small sensor if the lens had a 1.7 (or so) max aperture. The whole problem of the sensor for me is low light; a faster lens would have helped.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 16:53 UTC
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