fberns

fberns

Joined on Nov 14, 2011

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On 1939: England in Color (part 2) article (170 comments in total)

Thanks you so much! Although I live in Berlin, Germany and only know very little of your country except London, I enjoyed your images and commentaries a lot!

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2014 at 20:05 UTC as 63rd comment
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (899 comments in total)
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fberns: When I took a look at the NEX-6 in a shop when it was new, mostly it was the viewfinder that I found less good than a DSLR's one. So I thought I might go mirrorless possibly even with the very next model because of a step-up in terms of viewfinder resolution and -speed (lag). But gosh - now it's a step down instead of an improvement. Seems I'll still have to stay for some time with my chunky DSLR...
Thank you Sony, this way I won't spend any money on a mirrorless. Not yet.

> do you read other reviews, all reviews I saw so far stated the evf had less lag, better optics, better image. <

If I found the 2.4 MP viewfinder's resolution too low to give me a nice viewing/shooting excerience, I'm sure the 1.4MP will not please me more, won't it?
I'm aware an EVF has a few advantages over OVF, but most important for me is that I do like looking through it and for me personally, EVFs aren't there yet.
(Very unfortunately, though. I'm sure I'll switch to mirrorless one day)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 22:04 UTC
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (899 comments in total)

When I took a look at the NEX-6 in a shop when it was new, mostly it was the viewfinder that I found less good than a DSLR's one. So I thought I might go mirrorless possibly even with the very next model because of a step-up in terms of viewfinder resolution and -speed (lag). But gosh - now it's a step down instead of an improvement. Seems I'll still have to stay for some time with my chunky DSLR...
Thank you Sony, this way I won't spend any money on a mirrorless. Not yet.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 23:16 UTC as 170th comment | 5 replies
On Nikon Df combines classic design with modern technology article (313 comments in total)

this camera will be a success!
But the price is a bit high to me.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 11:33 UTC as 75th comment | 2 replies
On First look: Sony QX10 and QX100 mobile cameras post (45 comments in total)

The lens/sensor module for smartphones is a great idea!
But if the bigger & better version doesn't feature aperture priority, nor RAW mode (and will possibly have a long viewfinder lag?) it's not ready in my opinion.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 21:26 UTC as 15th comment
On Sony A3000 preview (681 comments in total)

naming it Alpha is plain stupid - Anything Sony... Alpha... was until now defined by the Alpha mount!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 10:29 UTC as 201st comment | 4 replies
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)

nice, works well. The bits in the corners are a welcome addition.
Seems to be optimized for further increasing resolutions.
Will still have to find my prefered comparison spots that I had in the old scene.
It's the first time I say it: The whole test scene funtionality was one of the main reasons I got to love your camera review site and that made me always come back!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2013 at 17:06 UTC as 110th comment
On Nikon D7100 Hands-on Preview preview (493 comments in total)
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itsastickup: I'm really quite perplexed. There's no real testing for moré here.

Are you sure it's moiré on the globe? I was wondering, but the fine lines look the same on the D800E and the Pentax 645D also... In my understanding, moiré lines shouldn't be exactly at the same position on different cameras? So in my guess the lines are already on the real-world globe. Are they?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2013 at 13:20 UTC
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SeeRoy: All this stuff - OLP vs no OLP etc - is just yet more marketing guff intended to differentiate products that are essentially functionally identical. It keeps the churn going, with people replacing perfectly serviceable products with marginally different "latest" versions. Of course the companies are only partly to blame; there's a constant demand expressed in sites like DPR for features and "improvements" to enable "better IQ" in snaps of dogs, cats, kids and cut flowers.

Let's rather talk photography here. :)
If you start with the plow and the moon, I'd say that pushing a plow makes much more sense to me than landing on the moon...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2013 at 13:16 UTC
On Canon EOS 100D/Rebel SL1 Hands-on Preview preview (355 comments in total)

While I am glad about the move (Canon's Rebel T series had become bigger and bigger) the statement "comfortably the smallest DSLR" is clearly wrong. The Pentax k-x was in the same league - and that has been a few years ago with a bigger viewfinder and in body shake-reduction! While a bit wider and a hint higher, it was a tiny bit slimmer, probably resulting in pretty much the same volume.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 22:43 UTC as 72nd comment
On Nikon CoolPix P330 Preview preview (89 comments in total)

I'm really glad about this addition to the camera market!

While I don't understand the reviewer's statement:
"The P330 (left) is exactly the same size as the P310, which is pretty impressive, given the increased dimensions of its sensor"

It's finally quite exactly the same lens and sensor specs that Canon puts in the Powershot S series since years, and those are even a bit slimmer. I certainly won'T exchange 2.0 against 1.8 or 5.9 for 5.6 given the S110's body is 5mm slimmer. The aperture difference would have to be bigger to get me excited.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2013 at 18:45 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
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Ben O Connor: ...there is a place in the foto, where the houses were zigzagging with trees, etc.

I think i find a point which shows its not a flawless pano :D

just wanted to post about it, but you were faster...
there had probably been a little earthquake near St. Pancras :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2013 at 13:30 UTC
On CP+ 2013: Casio Interview article (44 comments in total)

"...sensor must be bigger and the lens brighter than it is today."

Great!
Aiming from my Powershot S95 I would love a bigger sensor and a brighter lens (for low light performance, but also for more "shallow depth of filed capability") in a not too big size.
Sonys RX100 needs more concurence!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2013 at 13:10 UTC as 5th comment
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mpgxsvcd: I like how the manufactures now think that F6.9 is appropriate for small sensor cameras. They just completely ignore diffraction and the fact that smaller apertures require more light.

Way too long of a zoom is the new Megapixel race.

exactly what I think.
Those (small sensor/small aperture) long zoom ranges are only useable in very bright light, lots of people will be disappointed by the tele results in less bright conditions.
In these small sensor cameras I'd prefer a 4x zoom with f 2.0 to 2.8 or so

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2013 at 14:29 UTC
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AngryCorgi: 6 different p&s cams? Why do companies do this?? Canon is bad about it too. Way too many models.

I agree, five cameras with a 1/2.3 sensor, that's a waiste, especially while everyone says compact cameras (Apart from enthusiast models) don't sell well anymore since the smartphones' cameras do get better and better.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2013 at 22:50 UTC
On Nikon unveils 24.1MP D5200 DSLR with optional Wi-Fi article (392 comments in total)

Feature-wise a great camera.
But the viewfinder is lowest entry level!
And the viewfinder is one of the most important parts of a camera, isn't it?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2012 at 16:39 UTC as 54th comment | 3 replies
On Photokina 2012: Casio Stand Report article (30 comments in total)
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Mescalamba: Dying breed. Eventually extinct due increasing performance of cellphones and lowering price of mirrorless. Even today you can buy second-hand mirrorless for price of new PnS.

They should either do mirrorless, or try cellphones. Or leave business. It wont happen from day to day, but it will happen quite soon.

I pretty much agree. Or, if they would port their high speed functions to an enthusiast compact, like the Fuji X10, Sony RX100, or such...
But mirrorless... why not? I would suggest that they joined another already defined system, like the EOS M? Or Sony's NEX?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 20:51 UTC

oh, does Hasselblad have new loeaders?
I've see that quite often that a new headquarter doesn't either care or understand who are the firm's customers...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 20:57 UTC as 83rd comment | 1 reply
On Just posted: Canon Powershot S110 hands-on preview article (32 comments in total)
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iudex: As an S100 owner I can think of some features to be improved; however adding a wi-fi or a touchscreen are not the ones. The biggest problem of S100 is the lens, slowing down to terrible f5,9 at the tele end (what makes the camera unable to focus anywhere but in bright light). The newest enthusiast comacts showed the direction: fast lenses are the right way (EX2f, LX7). Although RX100 and the new XF1 don´t have fast lenses at the tele end as well, but f4,9 is still much better than f5,9 (cca. 1/2 EV) and they both have bigger sensor to offset the disadvantage. And giving away the handgrip was a mistake too, although small, it helps handling of the camera a lot.

I own the S95 and I still think it's a great camera.
But just like judex, I find that the biggest minus is the aperture at the tele end!
I would even sacrifice a bit of the zoom range (or a tiny tiny bit of the small size) for a faster tele end.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 10:26 UTC
On Sony NEX-6 Hands-on Preview preview (229 comments in total)
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peevee1: "Note that this hybrid AF technology is not compatible with any of the fixed focal length E-mount lenses except the high-end Sonnar T* 24mm F1.8 ZA."

Why is that?

This struck me too. Bad news.
I'm very much considering the NEX-6 but the poor choice of lenses is a big downside.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2012 at 11:50 UTC
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