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 Pentax K-3 Review preview (442 comments in total)
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paulski66: Well, on the plus side, at least we won't have to read any more posts from all the Pentax fanboys complaining "Where's the K-3 review?" every time DPReview posts a review of any other camera.

Holy bitchin pentaxians batman!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 10:25 UTC
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Timo Voivalin: Hope this will give us more zooms which start from 16 mm.

Hopefully this will give us a cheap prime around 10-12mm. Dreams are free I know.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2014 at 03:12 UTC
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Henry M. Hertz: i have nothing against video in a DSLR.. but i don´t buy a DSLR for it´s video features.

i wonder if sony should not put more effort in developing lenses......

The D in DSLR isn't required any more. Apart from the Nikon F6 all SLRs are digital these days... :)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2014 at 23:19 UTC
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ThomasSwitzerland: The present exponential camera output craze will sort out sooner or later.

Maybe advanced cell phones will dominate the race in the markets. Cell phones with superior RAW and on screen tweaking present a strong danger to the common manufacturers of cameras. On my walks I suffer from the present loads with cameras, lenses, bags … The old world experience with roots to the era of film.

Cell phones will enable us to produce quite serious picture output in the near future. Talking less and imaging more. Pictures speak louder than words.

I went from D40 to D90 to compact. My next cam will be a cell phone, probably four to five years away as it will need to keep up with the compact I have now, shouldn't be too hard a task for the manufacturers. Never used RAW never will.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2014 at 00:26 UTC
On Hands-on with the GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition article (188 comments in total)
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Biowizard: Thanks for posting SOMETHING about the latest GoPro, but this is NOT a proper review - rather an enthusiastic biker/"hockey" player's personal thoughts about his latest glory-recorder.

Even though they are primarily about video, not stills, I would LOVE to see a proper comparative review of the main action-cam contenders, using normal DpReview standards - and comparing them (say) to the ruggedised compact options from Olympus, Canon, Pentax, etc.

Brian

Or even a list of specs. Lens specs specifically.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2014 at 01:45 UTC
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parkmcgraw: 3 of 3

The camera body offerings today, somewhat analogous to how a fledgling and or pretentious cook, as appose to a skilful chef, creates a "what is that" sort of desert, not being knowable or skillful enough in the arts to produce a basic though very high quality cake or seasoned pie with ice cream.

In closing, please STOP removing basic system hardware functions and or options without first insuring that what is being selected to be the replacement item is superior on most all respects to the predecessor.

Do a job, big or small, do it right or not at all.

Park McGraw

I really like my Nikon P7100, the more I use it the better it gets. Having an optical viewfinder is far superior to looking at the screen. My old Canon powershot A540 that ticked all the boxes but low light ability wasn't up to scratch after ISO 200, the P7100 does ISO400 and still looks good which is a generational improvement as far as I'm concerned, it has a longer zoom then the old Canon and goes wider. What blows me away is that I had to wait 7 years for those minor improvements and then the next model (P7200) dropped the optical viewfinder. Camera manufacturers are in deep trouble with the amount of overlap between devices that can take good images. M4/3 and most of the interchangeable lens cams are probably going to be history as soon as people realise they can get good quality without the bulk of changeable lenses. In 7 years we will probably have full frame, a smidgen of APS and cell phones. (and then I'll pick up a second hand SLR kit a la D90 styles for spare change).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 03:06 UTC
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Retzius: Is this the same company that got sued for blatantly copying the Nikon 1 series? It seems they have now blatantly copied Sony's QX?

Does JK actually do anything other than copying designs?

@Richard Franciec.
Have you been a victim of piracy? Your belief that products evolve without evolution and just spring out of thin air is almost as dumb as fundamental religious types spouting off about creationism.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2014 at 21:33 UTC
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Boerseuntjie: Good photography products Kodak... LOL, hey Samsung needs some competition on the bottom of the totem pole....LOL.

Hell yes. Mass production of high quality camera kit can only be good for the consumer. A lot of comments are quite positive and I know why, price. Who doesn't want to pick up a bargain M4/3 body? The quality will always be in the lenses bodies come and go. M4/3 needs to give away bodies for free or as close to it, that way people will experiment and buy lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2014 at 22:42 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1595 comments in total)
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photosen: Baby boomer trophy camera? Nothing wrong with that, particularly if they recycled existing parts. For those of us who never really worked with film era cameras, we can just shrug and move on. On a more practical note *for me*: that 6D keeps looking good!

I point out the fascination for simpler controls and I'm a Df fanboy. I go on to explain how I think people feel about the camera IE nice but pricey and it becomes why people don't like the camera? I don't think people dislike the camera, it is selling well, if people don't want it they will buy something else, why would anyone hate a consumer item?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2013 at 07:01 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1595 comments in total)
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photosen: Baby boomer trophy camera? Nothing wrong with that, particularly if they recycled existing parts. For those of us who never really worked with film era cameras, we can just shrug and move on. On a more practical note *for me*: that 6D keeps looking good!

Feeling I get from the comments is that a lot people here are intrigued with ANY attempts at simplifying the digital photography experience, most from people who use their cameras a lot and realize how awkward current menu systems are to alter on the fly. Many here would love to try it out even though the price puts it out of touch.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 23:28 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1595 comments in total)

Lovely bit of kit. Congrats to Nikon to getting this out inspite of the earthquake, tsunami and flooding they had to deal with. An exclusive purpose built SLR without the BS of video, luckily it is selling so we may see another generation and hopefully further specialisation towards photography.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 23:07 UTC as 116th comment
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QuarterToDoom: For all of you who think Nikon is right, here's one for you. This goes beyond ridiculous.

I couldn't upload to the galleries for some reason (gave me errors) so had to upload it to my server.

http://192.99.1.212/polaroid-vs-nikon.jpg

Patents and copyrights are just a way to abuse your dominant position. Samsung and Apple are the classic example of how this BS slows innovation and punishes the consumer. Car companies are very good examples of industries that have it 'right' they are more interested in producing cars that work cheaply enough for people to buy them and not worry about the shape of the cars that the opposition makes.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2013 at 02:46 UTC
On In Photos: Family business documented shipwrecks news story (31 comments in total)

Awesome stuff, love the power and the drama.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2013 at 20:55 UTC as 10th comment
On Ricoh launches Pentax Q-mount ultra-wide-angle zoom news story (58 comments in total)

Please someone tell them we don't need a wideangle zoom, just a prime would do the trick. Make it half the price.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 23:13 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

"All things being equal, if you can add a function, why not do so?"

Then they mention the battery might not be up to it and the lack of microphone jack. Well that would seem like two good reasons right there. Whatever format video comes out at on modern SLR cameras someone will always complain that it's needs to be higher resolution with another frame rate with more manual control over all the video functions and no jello roll regardless of how prone CMOS is to that effect.

So I'll give a third reason, price, video as a function is not a free lunch and it's not a firmware hack away. So a bunch of photographers who don't take video get to rationali$e buying a high quality camera they wouldn't have been able to afford if it had video. The high ISO will make people covet this over a D610. So it has niche.

Well done NIkon.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2013 at 09:16 UTC as 351st comment | 5 replies
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows news story (1513 comments in total)
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avod: Am I alone? I am dreaming about manual DSLR (just “M”), no autofocus, no programs, no WB (RAW only). BUT: Very big LCD screen (90% backside of camera for visual exposition control and fast touch screen 4x area magnification for precise focus control) Thats all.

I think they will manage to give us JPGs without too much extra complexity.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2013 at 08:34 UTC
On Panasonic DMC-GM1 preview (639 comments in total)
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ply: More valuable step to go farther than GM1 would be developing LX7 with the midsize sensor and leave interchangable lenses for bigger bodies. I would never replace my LX7 with GM1 because of its too big for the tiny body and slow kit zoom. Imagine this body to lens proportion one day you wish a fast (min. f2,8) universal zoom.
But of course, the effort Panasonic put into breaking the next barrier is significant and will bring effects to next more reasonable constructions, I believe.

Yes when will we see a FT non interchangeable lens camera. It seems they are scared of killing sales of current FT cameras. With Nikon and Sony going hard with their own formats one of them will have to break the ice.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2013 at 01:03 UTC

Mindless fear mongering. This and that absolutely worthless test where they stacked 20+ filters to show the difference between low quality and high quality filters, if you can't see the loss of quality from adding one filter that is because the loss of quality is invisible, end story.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2013 at 23:03 UTC as 11th comment
On Bad Weather = Good Photography article (77 comments in total)

Love your shots and practical advice. Polarized filter has just became a priority.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 09:22 UTC as 45th comment
On Prepare yourself for the 41-megapixel watch post (61 comments in total)
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Trollshavethebestcandy: How about 1/4 the megapixels and 4x the sensor size and a touch screen to see WTF you are taking pics and video of? A smart camera/watch.

http://www.computerworld.com.au/slideshow/523801/pictures_14_smartwatches_here_coming_rumoured/ Some of these might do the job.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 10:12 UTC
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