arhmatic

Lives in California
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Joined on Mar 7, 2010

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On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Sigma SD cameras and lenses (305 comments in total)

I've seen photos of the camera and the flash from multiple sources, but so far nobody is showing the back panel of the flash... why is that?

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 17:13 UTC as 61st comment
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1095 comments in total)

I'd really like Olympus, Fujifilm and everyone else to come up with this "art mode bracketing", where you take the raw photo as is, plus the camera saves the JPG as "Pinhole Camera III" or whatever you select.

The argument is, you can only take a photo once before the moment is gone... sometimes you can't take separate photos if you want to try different art filters. This is the reason I never use art filters - because I still want the unaltered copy as is.

If this option exists, it should extend to being able to do Raw or jpg + Art 1 + Art2-3... Sure, card writing time extends, but it's fine to some. This is not available, as far as I know, but if it is, please ignore. I will post this in the Fujifilm forum, as I'd really like this to be available.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 22:19 UTC as 101st comment | 3 replies

So this is a Leica branded lens, even though, as far as I know, Leica does not make M43 bodies. In a way, this puts Leica in the same market segment as Tamron or Sigma IMO. Nothing wrong with this, just different than what Leica is known for.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2016 at 20:15 UTC as 14th comment | 6 replies
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (649 comments in total)
In reply to:

Elliot H: like it or not, this model will help bring
down ff cameras to the 1k level even
more quickly than previously expected

...which is where they should be.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 18:49 UTC
On article A closer look: Iconasys Product Photography Turntable (32 comments in total)

A good product, but I still personally prefer the old way of showing cameras - front, back, top, sides views.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 21:10 UTC as 10th comment
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (519 comments in total)
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arhmatic: If you are paying $3300 for this, then you can definitely add $249 for the TGA-1 thumb grip.

$250 is not irrelevant. It's overpriced.
Sorry, my comment was not clear enough.

I agree, this could/should be included.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2016 at 00:22 UTC
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (519 comments in total)

If you are paying $3300 for this, then you can definitely add $249 for the TGA-1 thumb grip.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 17:15 UTC as 44th comment | 5 replies
On article Manfrotto introduces six new monopods for XPRO range (34 comments in total)
In reply to:

MariusM: So...these are made specially for the Fuji X-PRO cameras? ; )

Google Search will be confused.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2016 at 02:01 UTC
On article Sony Xperia Z5 camera review (111 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...

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 17:46 UTC as 24th comment
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 release moved to early March (71 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?

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 21:24 UTC as 15th comment
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2458 comments in total)

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...

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 17:29 UTC as 206th 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.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 18:39 UTC as 35th comment
In reply to:

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.

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".

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 22:16 UTC as 97th comment | 11 replies
On article Video: A quick look at the Sony a6300 (217 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.../

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.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 22:42 UTC as 28th 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?

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 04:25 UTC as 81st comment | 1 reply
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (397 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...

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?

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 22:04 UTC as 50th comment | 1 reply
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