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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Konica Hexanon AR mount 40mm, f1.8, f4, shot near Downtown Denver, CO in a residential neighborhood.

Posted on Mar 7, 2012 at 14:29 UTC as 1st comment
On article Pentax announces K-01 K-mount APS-C mirrorless camera (874 comments in total)
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Jeztastic: This is a design classic, and built on properly, could be a game changer for Pentax. I think it looks great.

And - which would you rather have/buy for your partner/recommend to a friend - this or the Nikon 1?

When Pentax release the next version - they can do what they like with it. If it's weatherproof or fullframe, and with a top quality EVF (which will become industry standard in the next few years) it will blow everything else out of the water.

Yeah, I'd rather recommend to a friend a Nex5-N or Nex7...maybe a Fuji X100, this thing looks like a DSLR with Legos thrown at it. However, if image quality is fabulous I'd use a camera that size that looks like excrement. Then again the Nex5-N is pretty damn good.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2012 at 16:50 UTC
On article Just Posted: Nikon 1 V1 and J1 review (442 comments in total)
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Andrew Booth: Bottom line - these are fashion cameras, that don't offer the photographic control that anyone serious about picture taking would aspire to.

Let's look at depth of field of the lenses compared to full frame:

The Series 1 10mm f2.8 lens is equivalent to a 27mm f8 lens
The series 1 10-30 f3.5-5.6 is equivalent to 27-81mm f10-f14

This is a joke. 81mm f14? Try getting good background separation on your portraits with that!

And even if you use a fast full frame Nikkor via an adapter (say a 50 f1.8), you're still shooting at an equivalent of f5 due to the crop factor.

If portraiture is very important to you, why would you ever use a kit zoom?!?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2012 at 16:08 UTC
On article Just Posted: Nikon 1 V1 and J1 review (442 comments in total)
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Michael Klein: Dpreview, I thought Aprils fool wasnt for a few more months...its amazing to me the hate comments posted here...where half of those posting, have never picked up the camera or tried it. To me the camera does everything I hoped for..and the pictures it takes are awesome, or is this just a troll parade. A few have posted awful skin tones...as a matter of fact, I've never gotten better skin tones from some of my DSLR's i've used and P&S camera's...where are these opinions coming from....well at least these comments are making me laugh...I know the truth..you guys need to find out.

I played with a J1 (at Target :P) and after trying to find manual focus and ISO I decided it wasn't my thing.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2012 at 16:05 UTC
On article Just Posted: Nikon 1 V1 and J1 review (442 comments in total)
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magneto shot: nothing new :-) as expected, quality loses to the current 4/3rds . folks, please remember, physical rules = reality. image sensor size = rocks.

From the summary of the review, 1st bullet:
Conclusion - Pros
- Good image quality (comparable to 12MP Micro Four Thirds sensor output)

Most of the "current 4/3rds" (I'm assuming you mean MICRO 4/3rds) use the 12mp sensor. I've used nex/m43 cameras extensively and will not be owning a N1 camera anytime soon. Think about what you post or make a better statement to support your assertion.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2012 at 16:02 UTC
On article Just Posted: Olympus PEN Mini review (112 comments in total)
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Jonathan F/2: Most people who haven't used an E-PM1 don't know it's capabilities. The E-PM1 is the smallest full-fledged micro camera. The Olympus image output is very sharp, colors are rich and contrasty, the AWB is near perfect, built-in image stabilizer and excellent remote flash capabilities. With the use of the Super Control Panel you have all your settings at the touch of a button.

Like every other m43 camera with the original 12mg sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2011 at 15:32 UTC
On article US customers willing to spend more for Nikon (99 comments in total)
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K3nKen: The Nikon1 probably costs more because it has a new custom 1" sensor unlike APS-C or 4/3 where they already have volume. The Nikon1 also has alot of high speed memory, silicon costs money.

The Nikon1 probably costs more because it has a new custom 1 logo unlike the APS-C or 4/3 where they already have logo volume. The Nikon1 also has alot of dorks willing to spend money, not having too many brain cells costs money.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2011 at 06:27 UTC
On article Nikon V1 and J1 - hands-on first impressions (245 comments in total)
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todds: The 140K pixel EVF is the show stopper for me. That thing is going to look horrible. The olympus m43s optional EVF has 10 times the resolution.

1.4 milliion.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2011 at 01:05 UTC
On photo DSC_0043 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (20 comments in total)

Well, I'm a Panasonic m4/3 fanboi so this is god awful. I'm actually pretty impressed with the detail/lack of noise for ISO3200 with a kit zoom.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2011 at 01:17 UTC as 6th comment
On a photo in the Nikon J1 Preview Samples sample gallery (20 comments in total)

Well, I'm a Panasonic m4/3 fanboi so this is god awful. I'm actually pretty impressed with the detail/lack of noise for ISO3200 with a kit zoom.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2011 at 01:17 UTC as 6th comment
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zapatista: The V1 is the pretty much the same size as my G3:
113x76x44 mm's (V1) vs.
115x84x47 mm's (G3)
IQ I'm sure is better with the G3 and less resolution but a touchscreen fully articulated LCD. Oh yeah, an the G3 is at the very least $200 less (I got mine for $570 inc. tax direct from Panasonic).

LOL

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2011 at 01:02 UTC
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calking: All this whining about a small sensor in a SMALL camera. shoot with a small dslr or a nex or fuji x100 and post back here which public museum or private gallery in the USA your work is being shown so we can see how great your photography is with a big sensor digicam.

Talented photographers take compelling images with a cell phone, compact P/S, Nikon 1, X100, old film camera, etc. Some of the best photos I've ever shot came off a Canon SD 500.

No one here has actually used these new cameras but many seem to already know exactly how they perform. LOL... yeah, sure ya do.

Thom Hogan points out this might be excellent as a sports cam for a "normal" person (meaning non-OCD, non-ADHD, non-energy-drink slurping gear freak). If you already have a good compact cam, 4/3(m), and a good DSLR, why worry about some other niche like this? I dont recall a bunch of ranting about a coolpix release.... oh, it's those EXPECTATIONS again that this would be a mirrorless D3s in P/S size. I forgot.

Well, the point is these new cameras as advertised are more expensive and sometimes larger than comparable m4/3 or other MILC's. However, I look forward to seeing what people say about the focusing system for the new Nikons.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2011 at 01:00 UTC
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vastoulis: Nikon V1 dimensions: 113mm x 76mm x 44mm
Olympus E-P1 dimensions: 126mm x 70mm x 36.4 mm
NEEED I SAY MORE?
Sorry Nikon, if I decide to fork out some cash for equipment this Christmas it makes much more sense to look at the Panasonic Lumix G X Vario PZ 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH OIS. This way I get an approximately same sized camera with twice as big a sensor.
Nice colours on the J1 though!

It really sounds like you're a Nikon fanboi.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 03:19 UTC
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zapatista: The V1 is the pretty much the same size as my G3:
113x76x44 mm's (V1) vs.
115x84x47 mm's (G3)
IQ I'm sure is better with the G3 and less resolution but a touchscreen fully articulated LCD. Oh yeah, an the G3 is at the very least $200 less (I got mine for $570 inc. tax direct from Panasonic).

Thanks for that astute observation.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 03:19 UTC

The V1 is the pretty much the same size as my G3:
113x76x44 mm's (V1) vs.
115x84x47 mm's (G3)
IQ I'm sure is better with the G3 and less resolution but a touchscreen fully articulated LCD. Oh yeah, an the G3 is at the very least $200 less (I got mine for $570 inc. tax direct from Panasonic).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 01:56 UTC as 151st comment | 4 replies
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Timothy Stark: This camera isn't about photos. It is a "lifestyle" product. I'll bet few readers, even fewer commentors on DPR own any recent Bang & Olafson gear. I believe B&O was once leading edge. Now its a (very) upmarket Bose.

If you have corporate currency such as Nikon's history, you'd better cash in; or your competitor will. If the CEO doesn't the board will fire his butt out the door. Nikon has the currency. BMW has the currency. You cant buy a true low end BMW in North America. BMW's management doesn't give a hoot for the guys who drove 2002's back in the day. Now a performance BMW has 500+ H.P. to move its almost 2400 kg bulk.

This Nikon fits the same niche as small wall-mounted speakers; most BMWs and iPhones. I won't buy any of this stuff, but a lot of people do.

I take pictures with a 5D w/ Contax lenses, drive a 1989 944 s2 (supercharged and intercooled), and listen to vinyl with a tube pre-amp & old Castle speakers. I'm not a lifestyle guy, but that market is big and growing.

How long until the V1 is on "special" for $599.99?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 01:42 UTC
On article Why make a small-sensor mirrorless camera? (279 comments in total)
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phototransformations: I see I'm in the vast minority here, but I like the idea of this camera. It seems to me it will be a real alternative to m4/3, primarily because the lenses appear to be significantly smaller. Yes, it would be good to have a set of small, fast primes or a faster mid-wide to mid-tele lens, and I'm probably not a customer until such lenses exist, but I think this is a cool idea, particularly if the F mount adapter is not priced through the roof and allows existing Nikkor lenses to work without AF or metering limitations.

Smaller than the 14mm Panny or 14-42mm w/electric zoom coming out, I don't think so...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 01:07 UTC
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eddie_cam: MY EYES, MY EYES ...!
http://cdn.asia.cnet.com/i/r/2011/pg/62211090/sc003.jpg

Where's the Pink Lens?!?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 19:51 UTC

Mas que nada me gusta el tama~o de la lente, pero no se que el ruido durante el proceso a enfocar esta bien por video o no. What do you think?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 14:49 UTC as 42nd comment

Opinion on mirror-less phase detect? This is a real question, not like the smart-ass one with Ken Rockwell :P

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 05:05 UTC as 422nd comment | 1 reply
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