JaimeA

JaimeA

Joined on Jan 9, 2012

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On Sony reportedly shifting focus to full-frame cameras article (303 comments in total)

My professional friends and I have always thought of Sony as a progressive innovator. Every new camera has something advanced and out of the ordinary, not just a twist and a new model number. A couple of days ago we were looking at travel advertising shots we did years ago with the NEX-7, a camera we used where the larger DSLR would mean refusals or permissions. As rendered by the little gem they are superb even by today’s standards. Sony’s engineers and mind pools are truly great.
Today the a7II gives us unbeatable dynamic range, great detail and beautiful colors in a small, light form.
We always welcome any release from Sony and treat it as an event. And wish them well in any endeavor because we will all gain.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 11:27 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies

Extremely unappetizing menu.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 13:41 UTC as 112th comment

Many of these shots are overexposed or taken in a summer “mist” situation. Because of the heat and water suspended in the air by condensation the long shots appear flary and blurry. In our tests, the images taken in an urban environment come out perfectly, with rich, beautiful colors and unbelievable sharpness despite the sensor size.
When shooting this type of cameras we often set the exposure to minus .3 or minus .7 and avoid the sun getting into the lens.
The publication of these images do this tiny marvel a great disfavor by emphasizing worst case scenarios.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2015 at 14:25 UTC as 1st comment
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Ramtin 813: when is the DPR review going to come out??

Probably in November 2017

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2015 at 23:47 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (544 comments in total)
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LuW: This Fuji xt10 ia a tiny camera OMD size. The photo pictured I think it has the 56mm mounted. All I can say is you better have a strong wrist or use it two handed. I had one for 4 days with a 35mm mounted and it just became to much to hold because there is just no grip? Very front heavy. Not with my medium to large hands. It has great image quality high ISo capabilities just like the big brother and so so reliable focusing. Before you buy if you can pick it up and feel it - I think the 27mm pancake would be a great lens but any other it just becomes unbalanced. Just an opinion with personal experience after owning the Fuji x100, x100s and x100T. I was so used to them that this was not my cup of tea. I returned it.

When handholding it with a heavy lens I hold it by the lens, not the body. So far it works just fine.
I have tried it with the 16-55 monster on a tripod; it also works fine. Not a sign of strain of the heavy lens on the small body. Just plain good materials and manufacturing obviously.
We have the X-T1 and X-E2; they are great. But this baby betters them. Give it a try before buying of course.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2015 at 04:05 UTC
On six_of_me in the Six of Me... challenge (24 comments in total)

I like the last one, the shot with the girls and the poles.
They look like sextuplets???

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2015 at 23:13 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On six_of_me in the Six of Me... challenge (24 comments in total)
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R N: The left eye of the left arm wrestler looks really odd. Overall a really nice job though!

Picky, picky, picky……..!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2015 at 23:11 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (544 comments in total)
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LuW: This Fuji xt10 ia a tiny camera OMD size. The photo pictured I think it has the 56mm mounted. All I can say is you better have a strong wrist or use it two handed. I had one for 4 days with a 35mm mounted and it just became to much to hold because there is just no grip? Very front heavy. Not with my medium to large hands. It has great image quality high ISo capabilities just like the big brother and so so reliable focusing. Before you buy if you can pick it up and feel it - I think the 27mm pancake would be a great lens but any other it just becomes unbalanced. Just an opinion with personal experience after owning the Fuji x100, x100s and x100T. I was so used to them that this was not my cup of tea. I returned it.

I have had the camera for the last five days and have used it profusely. My hands are not big or small, just normal. The camera is a joy to use. We are thoroughly happy with the results. We will getting another one for my wife; she cannot keep her mitts away! Used with the 18-55, results are outstanding, and easier to handle than the X-T1.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 20:11 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (544 comments in total)

Two days ago, June 18, I got to B&H early in the morning and was able to get the new Fuji X-T10. After spending the day shooting with it I am happy to report the little thing is great. Incredible fast focus, wonderful colors, and sharp, sharp, sharp results. Friendly too. Without distracting features. Made for me.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 21, 2015 at 01:40 UTC as 50th comment
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Captain Hook: OMG! What have they done to the layout?!?
Lots of space is now wasted! :-(
I'm not happy. I'm using a dual screen high res (2560x1440) setup. But now lots of white spaces around my photostream. All waste... :-( I don't want that! I want efficient layout (= using entire screen) back.

Anyone knows how to restore and/or configure the layout of the flickr photostream screen?

I agree. A black background defines a picture look. A white background makes it look like cheap advertising, A really bad move, this change of background. Photoshop provides black background, and greys as you wish and feel comfortable with for creation.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2015 at 10:37 UTC
On Sony Alpha a7 II Review preview (832 comments in total)
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JaimeA: We are in May; one third of the year has gone. Since the beginning of the year [2015] Nikon has issued 16 new cameras, Canon 14; Sony only 2 and they are pockets cameras.
What's happening? What gives?
We have been using Sony cameras for a long time with spectacular results.
This company has always been known for innovation in everything they make.
Still waiting for the a7000!

I had the A7 before and now I have the A7II with the 24-70 Zeiss. This last combination is getting a bit heavy to carry all day in my traveling days. So I was looking forward to an unobtrusive small camera that won't alert the guards in interesting places. I do not need wall-size enlargements; a double-page magazine spread will do. At that scale it is not obvious which shot has been done with FF or DX. The NEX-7 and later the a6000 were very useful and racked thousands of images. We got everywhere with them and were the happiest. In former times I carried a Canon 1Dx and other heavies. Not any more, now that the quality of the sensors has gotten so good.

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2015 at 21:06 UTC
On Sony Alpha a7 II Review preview (832 comments in total)

We are in May; one third of the year has gone. Since the beginning of the year [2015] Nikon has issued 16 new cameras, Canon 14; Sony only 2 and they are pockets cameras.
What's happening? What gives?
We have been using Sony cameras for a long time with spectacular results.
This company has always been known for innovation in everything they make.
Still waiting for the a7000!

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2015 at 14:26 UTC as 41st comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1933 comments in total)

Does the D750 have the same terrific Time-Lapse feature found in the D610?
It is so uncomplicated and ends up with good results.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2015 at 01:07 UTC as 79th comment | 1 reply

The fellows who posted these shots really know how to find sexy guys. Congrats!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2015 at 23:23 UTC as 1st comment
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (228 comments in total)

What is the weight of this lens?
Here is another Fuji lens without stabilization. There are many occasions when the lens has to be stopped down for additional depth of field.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 11:30 UTC as 26th comment | 4 replies
On DPReview Recommends: Selfie-Sticks article (138 comments in total)

The reviewers apparently do not go to special events, such as outdoor music festivals or open air exhibitions.
Many museums (e.g. the Louvre) and other cultural spots do not allow these sticks blocking or disrupting the view for everyone else. They seem to be always up and on, and in large groups; unavoidable. They are dangerous too, as they rob attention from the users. Pickpockets love them.
What’s wrong with a raised arm or asking someone?
Shame on DPR for mentioning, let alone recommending this awful nuisance.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 23:15 UTC as 52nd comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (672 comments in total)

It is hard to believe that in this time of advanced camera development this camera does not have stabilization of any kind.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 12:39 UTC as 67th comment | 11 replies
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Reinhard136: looks like a typo on one of the dates , the one with Jesus and his cross would have had to have been closer to ad 27 than 1827.

The raised index finger pointing up is the traditional Christian gesture meaning "going to heaven."

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2015 at 08:16 UTC
On early morning walk in color-1 photo in hozho's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

This shot is absolutely superb!! We could not take our eyes away from it. The colors are perfect. And so is the mood. (Not ruined by too much photoshop, as we see much too often.) Truly beautiful and evocative. Thanks for sharing.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 22:16 UTC as 1st comment
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bmwzimmer: A6000 is great for a small compact kit. It makes sense with a set of small fast primes or general purpose zoom. But it looks ludicrous mounted to the 70-200 and 100-400 w adaptor and is terribly unbalanced. The FE 70-200 f/4 is bigger and heavier than the Canon DSLR equivalent and the 100-400 plus adapter is about as heavy as a 100-400 mounted to a more ergonomically comfortable and balanced dslr. I really like the A6000 though. Best Mirrorless AF there is. I wonder how it compares to the Samsung NX1

Paradoxically, it is a big capable lens that happens to have a great recording instrument attached. Terrific.
The a6000 has incredible capabilities. With good glass I'm super satisfied.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 09:53 UTC
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