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 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Hands-on Preview preview (626 comments in total)
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acuberosm: Put the new Fuji sensor into the X100 and you have a much better camera than the Sony RX1. The Fuji is smaller if you consider that the X100 has an optical and electronic viewfinder in the body... and the lens is smaller too. I hope Fujifilm make soon this camera. Ahhh, the Fuji is cheaper too!

I love this kind of comment. How do you know whether the newer Fuji APS-C sensor would be better than the Sony camera that hasn't even been released. I forgot my rose-colored filter today.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 15:26 UTC

I'm really happy that Sony kept the "Cyber-shot" moniker, further establishing a very distinguished brand identity and justifying the $2,800 price.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 15:11 UTC as 99th comment
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two_stanley: stick a Leica logo on this badboy and everyone would claim it to be the greatest camera ever!

Nah, Leicas don't have focus peaking...and yes I do understand how a real rangefinder focuses :P.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 15:09 UTC
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Joe Ogiba: Wow, what a bunch of brain dead people here who don't have a clue why someone would want a 5.5x crop factor camera that takes almost any C-mount, K mount , Canon mount, Leica M mount, Nikon mount etc

This is the most frustrating feature of the original Q...decent LCD but crap zoom. What are they thinking here?!?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2012 at 05:03 UTC

I took a Pentax Q with an adapted 50mm F1.7 MD lens around last weekend hiking and to a football game. I had one helluva great time with the 275mm equivalent field of view. IQ isn't going to be incredible at 1:1 but that's nor the damn point: IT'S FUN.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2012 at 04:52 UTC as 33rd comment | 2 replies
On Fujifilm X-E1 Preview preview (410 comments in total)
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PicOne: Does DPR have any Left-eyed shooters (like me) and perhaps comment on how well the EVF works with its current placement on the camera's back? Is the VF border removable and/or replaceable (if 3rd party vendor sells) with eg. another brand VF cup?

1st thing I did on the OM-D evf was install the "bigger" Oly eye cup. It obscures the top middle of the lcd when folded up 90 degrees, but shooting in bright daylight is no problem now with the EVF.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2012 at 16:11 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E1 Preview preview (410 comments in total)
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xlynx9: "In return its rear screen is slightly downgraded in terms of both size and resolution, to a still-respectable 2.8" 460k dot LCD - according to Fujifilm this is necessary to keep the camera's size down."

Marketing spin.

DPR, you are being way too soft on them.
We have tiny cameras with bigger and MUCH higher res screens. 460k in late 2012 is pathetic, not respectable.

I'm with xlynx9 on this one. I'm currently looking at my RX100 that has a 1.2 milllion+ dot screen and seems to do just fine in a small form factor. The EVF to me is a nice upgrade though, I never really saw the point of the OVF with crappy auto-focus.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2012 at 15:59 UTC
On Sony Alpha NEX-5R preview (145 comments in total)
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Doug Frost: If it's indeed true that the wi-fi feature allows for a smartphone app that gives you a wireless remote viewfinder and shutter release, it's a revolutionary breakthrough. That would instantly make this the most amazing street photography camera ever.

Assuming it works well.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2012 at 21:37 UTC
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Jack Simpson: Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ... finally an tele zoom for my Q :D, albeit sans TV and AV mode .... thanks Peter_Burian :)

The Q handles so nicely and with IBIS...the perfect OM-D replacement. :P

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2012 at 03:31 UTC
On Just Posted - Sony NEX-F3 review article (129 comments in total)
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toomanycanons: Me owning the original NEX 3 was the most frustrating camera experience I've ever had. Both the 18-55 and 16mm lenses sucked and I just could not get used to shooting a "DSLR" (I know I know) point and shoot style. Every time I read the word NEX I start to shiver.

And for the uninitiated, no, the NEX is not pocketable with a lens attached so what's the point?

Firmware update. I use a Nex 3 as a backup cam and for testing out Nex gear for sale. It's easy and operates (menu-wise) just like a 5N...though one hell of a lot louder.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2012 at 01:16 UTC
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Gully Foyle: I wonder how many batteries he will have to carry along.

Well, the same battery as in a GH2, so possibly the same space as a 50mm f1.4 Canon or Nikon. So the weight advantage is now down to 15lbs.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2012 at 01:06 UTC
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Photomonkey: Speed does help but they were shooting sports well before cameras got batteries.
Great photos will be taken and we will almost certainly not know what camera made them nor will we care.
Further, how many will actually view any of the images anywhere else than the web?

What the hell, this is a gear-related website. Please refrain from posting anything resembling common sense.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2012 at 00:50 UTC
On Concert Footage from Nokia 808 Pureview article (266 comments in total)

So does it come with IBIS or lens based stabilization? :P

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2012 at 02:54 UTC as 39th comment
On Sony DSC-RX100 preview (544 comments in total)
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alexdpx: I just bought a Fuji X10. I love it . . . perfect for my needs and shooting style. The fast lens and "large" sensor are its best qualities making it capable of bokeh shots - something I doubt can be achieved with this new Cybershot. Yes teh RX100 has a larger sensor . . . but f/4.9 at the long end . . .

@Rashkae, you are referring to the "quality/rendering" of the background blurring when talking of bokeh?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2012 at 12:59 UTC
On Sony DSC-RX100 preview (544 comments in total)
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zapatista: 25600 ISO in a 20mp camera with a pretty small sensor? Ah the Sony Cybershot love of smeary, over processed Noise Reduction. Hopefully I'm wrong.

I'm pretty sure their multi-shot/steady shot stuff at really high ISO will only be JPEG. However, if Sony can pull off RAW noise within 1-1.5 stops of a Nex5-N (say up to 3200 or 6400), I'll buy one.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2012 at 12:54 UTC
On Sony DSC-RX100 preview (544 comments in total)

Mr. Butler, I have to say....I'm LOVIN' that Blazer....Love.....LOVE!!!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2012 at 12:24 UTC as 163rd comment
On Sony DSC-RX100 preview (544 comments in total)

25600 ISO in a 20mp camera with a pretty small sensor? Ah the Sony Cybershot love of smeary, over processed Noise Reduction. Hopefully I'm wrong.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2012 at 06:45 UTC as 186th comment | 3 replies
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Marty4650: You just can't please everyone.

If Olympus had made this a cheap lens... made from plastic, with a maximum aperture of f/2.8, then everyone would be complaining saying "I would gladly pay more for a much better lens."

But instead they decided to build a high quality lens, so now they will complain that "it costs too much."

You simply cannot buy high quality optics at bargain basement prices.
No one has them. Not Canon, not Nikon, nor Pentax or Sony.

Incidentally, Leica will be happy to sell you a 75mm f/2.0 lens for $3800, and it still won't autofocus.

In all fairness the 12mm f2 should get much better reviews then the Panasonic 14mm f2.5. You can get a eBay "kit" 14mm for $160 and the 12mm goes for $700-$800. I've used all the m4/3 prime lenses and the only really mediocre one is the 17mm Oly. However, I doubt I'll get the 75mm f1.8 simply because I love my 85mm f1.8 KH AR mount a little too much.

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2012 at 23:48 UTC
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JackM: Seriously what is the point?? If you are willing to spend that kind of money and carry a NOT compact camera/lens combo, why handicap your image quality with a quarter-frame sensor? Go APS-C or FF!

The lens isn't that big. Let's compare the size of a 5d Mark III with a 150mm lens and the OM-D with this one.

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2012 at 16:04 UTC
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ebosch: Now if only they make a black version of it... and the 12/2 and 45/1.8 too

Amen.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2012 at 12:08 UTC
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