zapatista

zapatista

Lives in United States Denver, United States
Works as a Photographer every 6th Friday of the month
Joined on Sep 11, 2011

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On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2262 comments in total)
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Tonio Loewald: If nothing else, Leica has schooled all the other camera companies on how to do a modern camera with good controls (aside from setting AF points, but then Apple and numerous camera app makes have nailed that). So at least we might see some others imitate them.

This must be a new definition of "schooled". I guess you could make the same case for the EOS M.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2014 at 21:22 UTC
On Ricoh to offer limited edition Pentax Q7 Premium Kit article (89 comments in total)
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tommy leong: literally giving the camera away.
BUT that grandma's bad TOTALLY turned me off.

plus whats 'standard zoom' and 'standard prime' ?
Is Pentax still selling to photographers or to some granny
who doesn't know anything about lens?

5-15mm standard zoom and 8.5mm standard prime.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2014 at 22:27 UTC
On Ricoh to offer limited edition Pentax Q7 Premium Kit article (89 comments in total)

So, I guess we wait until this made available 6 months from now through onesaleaday.com for $499?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 5, 2014 at 22:26 UTC as 2nd comment
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munro harrap: In case you wombles do not know, photographer is the no 1 most dangerous profession. The percentage killed relative to the total number makes it so.It is an occupational hazard, and everyone who goes unarmed into a war to record it knows this. No ideology is involved, no politics are needed to cloak mass murder, but unfortunately her generation were inspired by a few in mine who fancied what they did made a difference.

Recording conflicts we in the West started ourselves was a futile irony that just never occurred to them strongly enough to keep them at home safe with their terrified stressed families and friends.

How many more?

Munro, someone special died. Try not being a preachy and pretentious douche.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2014 at 20:40 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Review preview (486 comments in total)
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Rmel26: This has just made me consider getting the Panasonic 35-100 F2.8 lens for micro 4 3. Since I already have the micro 4 3 bodies, all I really need is a fast zoom in one body and my 20mm in another. I see the 35-100 now selling below 1000 in EBAY. I think this is a better approach for those with micro 4 3 system

@yabookie I guess f1.2 is part of m43 "not making fast lenses". What part of the crack pipe are you abusing right now?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 04:18 UTC
On Happy Holidays from dpreview article (117 comments in total)
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gpsgps: Happy hols because it is CHRISTMAS!

Merry CHRISTMAS to you too, CABRON.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 25, 2013 at 23:19 UTC
On Olympus Stylus 1 Preview preview (324 comments in total)

Well, constant f2.8 is nice, I wonder how is does vs. an FZ200.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 05:10 UTC as 109th comment | 3 replies
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)

Awesome price points for the body. Sony once again underwhelms on lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 08:19 UTC as 692nd comment
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)
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Photog74: Anyone know if you can use lenses with M42 screw-mounts - or lenses with Pentax K bayonet mounts - on these things (using an adapter, of course)?

Any lens that can be adapted to NEX will work here.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 08:14 UTC

Wow, these look like the new Sigma lenses...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 07:27 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
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lazy lightning: Over 3/4 of a pound? DO NOT let the m4/3 users see this thing as it will have them running in terror at the thought of having to "lug" this monster around.

Ok yabokkie ya got me. How the hell does a slower lens=lower image quality?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2013 at 09:23 UTC

Actually Canon USA has it wrong. There are 7 Canon lenses with Stepper Motors. Just because the douche bags won't stock the 11-22mm doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 22:18 UTC as 9th comment
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Truman Prevatt: Nikon was looking for a home run. The last home run came with the SLR which changed the camera industry and is still dominate - independent of digital sensor or film. Home runs are difficult to come by. What people want is not important - it is what people buy is. I expect the Nikon 1 type cameras will be around in the mix for a long time. However, just as the flexibility of the SLR system limited the rangefinder cameras of the 50's and 60's to a niche - I expect the flexibility of the DSLR system will limit the mirrorless to a niche. That doesn't mean that the companies won't pursue their development or limit their utility.

I expect that good PDAF on chip will make the SLR market obsolete, but the technology is still a couple years from mass market.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2013 at 16:01 UTC
On Camera shipments continue to fall article (136 comments in total)
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DustSpeck: Give me a break, are the manufacturers really that stupid? New Olympus EP-5: $999 for the body; New Panasonic Lumix GX7: $999 for the body. Do they really think these are going to sell? Right price is $599-$699. I'd like an Olympus 12mm wide angle for my EP-1... at say $499, not $799. Do they think everyone works for Goldman Sachs?

For the several thousand "Pros" that earn a living with their work, perhaps $6 or $7 grand is a reasonable investment. But the mass market is the hobbiest and as their paychecks continue to shrink, so will camera sales. Just like the disaster in the PC industry, a tablet computer is "good enough" to browse the internet, just like a cell phone camera is "good enough" for pictures because I can't afford a new EP-5, GX1, or 70D.

@peevee1 The Nex6 was $300 HIGHER in price at introduction. The GX1 sells for $199 often now, your example is arbitrary. Manufacturers are going to charge maximum $$ for the next big thing for the 1st sheep who "need" the latest.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2013 at 11:12 UTC
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)
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Fiacre: Nice camera, but why the silent mode (electronic shutter) is limited to 200-3200 ISO ? Does the electronic shutter add eletronic noise to the signal ?

It's limited to ISO 1600 on the G5 and it doesn't go up to 1/4000 exposure either (I don't remember the shutter speed limit as I'm using a G3 currently).

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 21:03 UTC
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)
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Panasonicus: $1000 body only may be a deal breaker for many. When you consider the price of a G3 or G5 at less than half that amount or the latest G6 with the upgraded kit lens at $799 you have to wonder if the GX7 will see a big price drop early on.

With IBIS it looks like Panasonic may phase out in-lens stabilisation as it adds to cost, size and weight. The ability to use Olympus glass is a big plus and the built-in EVF is a massive advantage. I have never figured out why people buy a GF camera when, for the same money, you can buy a G series with built-in EVF.

The GX7 is heavier and larger than my G3 but not by much and apart from the high price this looks like the best product Panasonic have come up with to date. I may buy one if the price drops to around $699. By the way, I am in the UK and expect the usual rip-off pricing (probably 80% more) will apply making a US purchase a 100% certainty.

It all depends upon the sensor. If it is equal in DR and Low light performance (or better) than the OM-D and other Olympus bodies Panasonic will be able to maintain the pricing like the GH series. If it is only a marginal improvement over the IQ of the 16mp Panasonic sensors (from G3 onward) we will see this as a $349 body special this time next year.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 20:57 UTC
On 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months article (591 comments in total)
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rhlpetrus: Well, I'm catholic re cameras, use the iPhone, the V1 and the D7000 and several lenses, can't see a single reason to restrict myself to just one kit. Why, in a site dedicated to photographic gear, echo the big media calls for the demise of dedicated photographic gear?

@midwest
And yet here you are commenting on a thread extolling the values of mirrorless/small form cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 19:01 UTC
On 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months article (591 comments in total)
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GeorgeD200: I see a lot of comments that revolve around one idea: "I replaced my aging, outdated DSLR system with new, higher-end mirrorless or premium compact cameras, and I'm much happier now!"

Really, who wouldn't take a Fuji XE-1 over a D200 or K10D? Those were fine cameras in their time, but pretty outdated now. I know, I had a D200, and it was cr@p at anything over ISO 400. Somebody else compared a D300 to an M9. Original EOS 5D for OM-D or EP-5? Come on. At least compare apples to apples. An EM-5 to an SL-1, now that's more like it. There's no denying that modern cameras with APS-C or m4/3 sensors can compete with 6-7 year old SLR. It's a silly comparison.

OM-D has better IQ (IMO) overall than an SL-1/60D/7D/T5i (or EOS M) for that matter. The distinction isn't that great though. It's all about what a person needs and preference of optical vs. EVF etc...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2013 at 23:57 UTC
On 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months article (591 comments in total)
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jjnik: The RX100II night shot is fine to post on Facebook - but beyond that it is a noise-reduced mess and way inferior to what a good FF DSLR would deliver. I'm fine with people being OK with these shots and wanting decent IQ in a portable package - but there are significant IQ trade-offs that come long with that - so I hate when people try to suggest that they come even remotely close to what a good DSLR would deliver in the same situation because that is complete BS.

@marike6
The RX1 does not have "poor AF" and I don't need a D800 to compensate for a lack of something between my legs. :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2013 at 23:51 UTC
On 5 Reasons why I haven't used my DSLR for months article (591 comments in total)
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jjnik: The RX100II night shot is fine to post on Facebook - but beyond that it is a noise-reduced mess and way inferior to what a good FF DSLR would deliver. I'm fine with people being OK with these shots and wanting decent IQ in a portable package - but there are significant IQ trade-offs that come long with that - so I hate when people try to suggest that they come even remotely close to what a good DSLR would deliver in the same situation because that is complete BS.

@marike6

I've shot over 1500 files through an RX1 and I've also used a D600 w/the Sigma 35mm f1.4. Simply put, the RX1 wins every time in IQ. My non action 35mm "caveat" has only to do with contrast vs. phase-detect auto focus. Don't pretend you've ever used an RX1.

Also, I'm not against DSLR's and physical controls--my comment on IQ is simply fact: DSLR's do not offer better IQ than same size mirrorless sensors. Many times they are the same sensor (APS-C Sony sensors in NEX/Pentax/Nikon DSLR's etc...).

However, there are instances when size does matter (I couldn't resist). Getting into a club or museum is a helluva lot easier with an RX1/X100(s) than a FF or Crop DSLR in many instances.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2013 at 23:02 UTC
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