robmanueb

robmanueb

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) bay of islands, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Works as a mini lab manager
Joined on Feb 26, 2009

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On Nikon 1 J5 offers 20.8MP BSI sensor and revamped look article (152 comments in total)
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Ben O Connor: Its a beautiful camera with rotating screen. I did not like it on GF7.

But as a GM1 owner, it has no built-in IS, has smaller sensor, still more expensive!!!!

Maybe UW series of 1" series would be useful for ruggedness sake, but all others... I don't feel it.

+ 1 on the UW series. Nikon having a reputation for building tough digital cameras would be a great selling point.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 07:20 UTC
On Sigma announces two 150-600mm F/5-6.3 DG OS HSM zooms article (138 comments in total)
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DVT80111: There is no fun carrying heavy and long lens. Why haven't anyone designed a long tele-lens just for APSC to reduce its size and weight. Most birdly people use APSC camera anyway. Why do we have to pay and carry extra weight just for the lights (2/3 of them) we don't capture?

"Why haven't anyone designed a long tele-lens just for APSC to reduce its size and weight"
Because Nikon won't produce the D400.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2015 at 01:49 UTC
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1454 comments in total)
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zodiacfml: for the sake disagreeing, there are people who already have old lenses with them that they're itching to use on a full frame digital camera. it's not even about the image quality.

Point two is bunk. People do buy 50mm lenses when they own APS cameras. Then there are flashes and probably software that tie people to brands. The upgrade path isn't mythical it is problematic but that doesn't stop people trying.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 05:49 UTC
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robmanueb: Budget wide angle prime please. Doesn't have to be fast...

I have nothing against AF and would like it to be part of the package. That said a slowish wide angle lens isn't often out of focus. I have nothing against 1st party lenses though I am happy to go off brand if the specs are good and the price is right. I have owned the Sigma 10-20 and it stayed on 10mm most of the time. I just can't help but feel that I could have saved some money if they had designed it as a prime.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2014 at 21:52 UTC

Budget wide angle prime please. Doesn't have to be fast...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 02:48 UTC as 40th comment | 4 replies
On Apple iPhone 6 Plus camera review post (204 comments in total)
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Vladik: I switched from Lumia 1520, which I bought because of the camera to iphone 6 and I can safely say that the camera is way better, in all aspects of shooting. First of all the focusing, it's day and night, color and clarity. 1520 which supposed to have the tops quality cam, only took decent pictures during perfect conditions and focusing was slow as molasses. I would take a good 8mp cam over 20 any day, especially on a phone. Sick of MP race!

Buys camera phone
Shoots RAW?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2014 at 03:39 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: Real-world samples (beta) article (268 comments in total)
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EcoPix: Well the grain here is a big improvement over my old 7D. Maybe there was something wrong with mine, but it forced me to stay with Nikon DX. This camera is a viable alternative to the D400!

Urm yes, about that D400...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 07:34 UTC
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robmanueb: "It's no longer enough to simply put a fast lens on a 1/1.7" sensor and build a Canon G-series or Panasonic LX clone."

Yes it is. Cheaply and robustly if possible thanks. All I ever needed.

The article should have been called "The point and shoot is dead, long live the point and shoot!"

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 02:28 UTC

"It's no longer enough to simply put a fast lens on a 1/1.7" sensor and build a Canon G-series or Panasonic LX clone."

Yes it is. Cheaply and robustly if possible thanks. All I ever needed.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 02:26 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2696 comments in total)
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Serious Sam: Between the D750 and 7Dii, there is a $500 difference and from what I can see it is easily justified...FF, WiFi, Tilted And better LCD, a proven phase system..... just to name a few.

Of course there are sadly too many Canon shooters that got suck into the system and now has lens stock that prevent them from moving away from the system.

I wrote lately in an Australia forum that Sony has change the pricing and product cycle of FF cameras it seems Nikon is catching on....just not Canon. I wouldn't be surprise though as friends in channel tell me Canon are as arrogant as they were ten years ago.

Finally DPR, we have heard enough about Canon in the pass few days already. Please talk about something else.

Canon have thrown down the gauntlet for the D400. Nikon put up or Sam shut up. :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 06:02 UTC
On SanDisk unveils 512GB Extreme Pro card article (162 comments in total)
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Miron09: All SanDisk cards I ever used fell apart after a few months of usage. Samsung product much better. Never managed to break a Samsung card. I'd never spend so much money on such a product with such a short life span

Samsung make SD cards?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 23:30 UTC
On Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses article (140 comments in total)
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davids8560: The 55-250 STM and the 55-250 IS are the cheapest in this batch, with both being sold for under $300.

Add in the new 10-18 for $300, the 18-55 for $200 and you can chuck in a 50mm while still staying under a grand.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 00:28 UTC
On Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses article (140 comments in total)
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Vladik: Does this is mean that they going to move production to china? :)

Made in China, assembled in...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 00:21 UTC

So much in these photos. Thanks for posting.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 2, 2014 at 11:49 UTC as 17th comment
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absentaneous: a theft is something that causes someone real damages not fictional ones.

if I take your car then in order for you to have a car you'll have to get another car. that will cost you money.

if from your website I copy a photo you took of your car and use it on my website it won't cost you a penny because the photo of the car will still remain on your website. all you might lose is fictional income that is based on the presumption that I would buy that photo if I couldn't just copy it for free.

of course it's still morally wrong but it's not a theft but more like improper use.

I think contracted customers 'extending' the licence can suck. That isn't the same as Joe public playing with low res images that are in the public domain.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2014 at 09:02 UTC
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Daniel Bliss: Wow, it's getting hard to remember the last time I saw a patent diagram of something that ought to be patentable! Bravo Apple!

Now, about that ridiculous patent on round corners . . .

I tell you why you patent, it is greed. Companies that are manufacturing giants don't need a patent, patent are for two purposes to get a design made if you are a small time inventor and to collect royalties. Apple doesn't need a patent to use this technology, once they start making it they have the rights to make it through prior art. Patents are just there to stop anyone else making it. Car companies are good example of an industry that doens't care about patents, they care about producing cars not lawsuits. The Apple and Samsung war has highlited the corrupt way that lawyers make money from copyright trolling, this has nothing to do with making money from building products which they could easily do.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2014 at 02:28 UTC
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Daniel Bliss: Wow, it's getting hard to remember the last time I saw a patent diagram of something that ought to be patentable! Bravo Apple!

Now, about that ridiculous patent on round corners . . .

Why?

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2014 at 00:18 UTC
On Light Field Cameras - Focusing on the Future article (135 comments in total)

Wow.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 09:53 UTC as 30th comment
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Daniel Bliss: Wow, it's getting hard to remember the last time I saw a patent diagram of something that ought to be patentable! Bravo Apple!

Now, about that ridiculous patent on round corners . . .

If it is 'derserving' of a patent they should just make it and not try to stop someone else using it. That goes for most companies and most patents.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2014 at 00:08 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (692 comments in total)

Nice camera. Should take good pictures.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 23:15 UTC as 97th comment
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