arhmatic

arhmatic

Lives in California
Works as a Architect
Joined on Mar 7, 2010

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On Connect post Sony Xperia Z5 camera review (85 comments in total)

Nice controls... ISO, exposure compensation, white balance.

Apple and iPhone, I know you are not going to change, but it's worth considering...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 17:46 UTC as 19th comment
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 release moved to early March (62 comments in total)

Oh... the eternal Fujifilm problem. 2-4 month delay seems to be standard here.

I don't see Fujifilm making any changes to the hardware at this point. There might be tweaks to the software, which can be done via firmware, but it's fair to assume that the hardware is probably the same... I am sure a good number of cameras have already been manufactured, why not ship those?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 21:24 UTC as 13th comment

This is serious video improvement over the previous 16mp x-trans! Great Fuji. Pleasantly surprised how it stands against Sony or Panasonic.

Now if they can only deliver the camera as promised, on time...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 17:29 UTC as 33rd comment | 2 replies

Motors break. Lenses will not be supported forever. Fewer motors (or none) is the only way, IMHO. Mount yes, but there is always an adapter. Motors, not that much.

I am always more comfortable investing in old Nikkor lenses, where aperture and focus is all manual. I'll never buy anything with focus by wire". This is really the opposite of timeless IMO.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 18:39 UTC as 33rd comment
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onlooker: Tiny electric motors and "forever" do not go together in the same sentence.

Ditch motors, or at least the focus by wire thing, and make them all mechanic. This should apply to all lens makers.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 22:57 UTC

"forever"? ditch the focus by wire, typical, ALL lens makers. Do all mechanical. The only way to make them forever.

The reality is,
-this wire thing might break anytime. Might not be supported in 2-3 decades...
-compatibility is an issue. How can I use my Sony lens if suddenly I want to get a body from different maker? Adapters don't work. Make them all mechanical, so we can at least focus.

The reality is, my old, 1970s Nikkor works on my Fujifilm like a charm. All manual. Fujiflm on Nikon? Never. Not that I'd need that, but just a thought... Again, do all mechanical (manual or autofocus, your choice) then it's at least a step towards "forever".

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 22:16 UTC as 95th comment | 11 replies
On article Video: A quick look at the Sony a6300 (211 comments in total)
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Brian Isaman: Something tells me we are going to see endless articles about the A6300 from DPR staff. Get ready for the hyperbole.

Something tells me we are going to see endless articles about cameras here.../

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 05:43 UTC
On article Extreme made easy: GoPro HERO4 Session review (62 comments in total)

It would be useful to see photos of the camera as it sits next to other objects.

Could be anything. Other cameras, phones, pencils, coffee cups etc.

Best way to understand the actual size of the object.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 22:42 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies

Great to see the gps included. This should really be standard everywhere. But LOL at the bump design. Wasn't there really any other place to put it?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 04:25 UTC as 80th comment | 1 reply
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (396 comments in total)
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webrunner5: The damned thing doesn't even have a handgrip! Maybe they could stick another knob on the front to make up for it. God knows it needs about 6 more knobs and dials.

What where they thinking??

@Bhima78 - and no hand grip AT ALL? damn those leicas...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 22:15 UTC

Why is this news everywhere? BBC picked it up. dpreview now...
Too many news outlets, photo-related or not, are giving attention to this. Next thing we know the guy is a rockstar. Just like media giving Trump attention for being controversial. This is just free publicity for a dumb subject. What good could ever come out of this?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 22:04 UTC as 48th comment | 1 reply
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (396 comments in total)
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Chris Noble: We can all agree that most photographers care about how their cameras look. But we can disagree reasonably on what is an attractive camera. Some of us see the Pen-F as a unimaginative attempt at a "retro" look, including illogically-placed controls, fake surfaces and handling compromises.

A comparative article with more than one point of view on the aesthetics of various cameras would be interesting. We already know from the flood of DPR adulation that the writer representing alternative aesthetics will have to be found outside the DPR office.

I second that. Even more, some photographers are willing to sacrifice ergonomics, to some extent - for better look at better portability.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 18:14 UTC
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (396 comments in total)
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nerd2: Nice looking toy with tiny sensor.

Cameras are toys, accept that. And we are amateurs doing this for fun. Unless you are a pro and make a living out of this. Which is really no more than 1% of us, really.
So let's put away the "wants" and be realistic about what our "needs" really are.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 17:27 UTC
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (396 comments in total)

Retro or not - this is irrelevant. I do appreciate Fujifilm and Olympus for joining Leica and understanding that quality design is a good selling point. "retro" is subjective, but what is universally appealing is quality, compactness, portability.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 17:24 UTC as 114th comment
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (396 comments in total)
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webrunner5: The damned thing doesn't even have a handgrip! Maybe they could stick another knob on the front to make up for it. God knows it needs about 6 more knobs and dials.

What where they thinking??

What for? Why add bulk for no reason. It's light.

I haven't heard anyone ditching Leica for lack of handgrip, even if they are a little heavier.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 17:14 UTC
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arhmatic: I would't call this "retro-styling". It's the "natural-styling" - because this is really the size and feel a camera should have. It happens to look retro, true. Well done, both Olympus and Fujifilm.

Yes. There are some facts/specs, but otherwise most of what we state here are opinions...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 07:52 UTC
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arhmatic: The marketing photos definitely look sharp. Would it be fair to assume that all the silvery looking parts at exterior are indeed metal?

Jeff, great! Plastic with metal paint on top is not allright... This goes beyond personal preference or durability concerns. It's about being true to the material. The way to create a timeless piece of engineering.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 06:25 UTC

The marketing photos definitely look sharp. Would it be fair to assume that all the silvery looking parts at exterior are indeed metal?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 06:18 UTC as 62nd comment | 4 replies

I would't call this "retro-styling". It's the "natural-styling" - because this is really the size and feel a camera should have. It happens to look retro, true. Well done, both Olympus and Fujifilm.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 06:06 UTC as 223rd comment | 5 replies
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snapa: That HAS to be one one the ugliest cameras ever made. At least they did finally make a much better sensor with some great handling. It also does have very nice IQ and low light capability! Too bad they are asking so much for it.

It's not. Their design is quite appealing. Probably the second reason I got into this brand.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2016 at 07:52 UTC
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