atamola

atamola

Joined on Mar 3, 2012

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1. Now, compare some of these with Sony's world photography
2. Too much PP for my taste.
3. Yeah, I know, who cares.

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2014 at 03:59 UTC as 2nd comment
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (557 comments in total)
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Robert Soderlund: I rely on lenstip myself, waiting for their review.

Perhaps we can see something that is "Nothing to carp about" and "simply sensational" along with "deserves our praise" or to have "any reservations".

Joking about the wording, but lenstip tests without sharpening.

Lenstip is certainly one of the most reliable sources (if not the most reliable) for lens reviews.

They had no problem calling the Nikon 58mm by its name: "Nikon was joking all along, trying to sell you a rough piece of trash for a lot of money (...)"

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2014 at 17:09 UTC

99.9% of my pictures are cr*ap -and except 2 (or 3) so are these.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2014 at 16:49 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)
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shooter mclens: Egad... speechless... the 1 system clearly has potential but looks like it was sabotaged from inside the company. the new 70-300 costs twice as much as a Full Frame 70-300 VR... for $2000 there are so many better options than a V3/2-lens kit. not sure if this is Nikon's Waterloo, but... not sure why anyone would pay that much for this. that said, there are people who pay almost $3000 for a d4 and stick a $500 28mm on it to take pictures that could have been captured by a Coolpix A.

But it's still a slow 70-300. You can get the FF 70-300 for a fraction of that price.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 12:25 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (597 comments in total)
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wb2trf: The price just makes no sense. Why would anyone pay $1200 for a 1" sensor when they can get APS-C in the A6000 for $800. Would anyone lose that much sensor IQ to go from 11fps A6000 with AF (and even more PD points) to 20fps.

The only thing that makes any sense here is making a 70-300mm OIS lens for the system. That lens might be very nice for birding. But, again the price/IQ question is at best a "maybe" at $999.

$1000 for a slow 70-300 is an absolute joke.

It's a 1 inch sensor not a medium format

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 12:16 UTC
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atamola: Finally!!!! Yes!!!! yes!!!!

28-35-50 sync 1/4000 yeessssss!

"...she's all I'll ever need..."

This is great!

"...and a tiny bag" :-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 20:05 UTC
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atamola: Finally!!!! Yes!!!! yes!!!!

28-35-50 sync 1/4000 yeessssss!

"...she's all I'll ever need..."

This is great!

Gigantic selling point.

28 f/2
35 f/2
50 f/2
up to 1/4000 sync speed
Built-in 3-stop ND filter
Phenomenal dynamic range and IQ

All fitting in your jacket pocket and a tiny bag.

A photographer's dream.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 21:22 UTC

Finally!!!! Yes!!!! yes!!!!

28-35-50 sync 1/4000 yeessssss!

"...she's all I'll ever need..."

This is great!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 16:31 UTC as 40th comment | 4 replies
On Sigma announces all-new 50mm F1.4 DG HSM 'Art' lens article (245 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: I'm not a Sigma fan (too much bad QC history) but I have to hand it to them for developing products people actually want instead of stuff nobody really asked for.

I agree that Sigma is still haunted by its past -but they seem commited to turn that arount.

I bought 3 24 f/1.8 until I got a relatively good copy.

But the 35 f1.4 (which I have) is great -and the 18-35 f1.8 seems to be great as well.

I look forward to real-life and lab test confirming my expectations for this lens. That would be the kiss good-bye for my nikon 50mm f1.4D.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2014 at 14:25 UTC
On FroKnowsPhoto's Video Guide on sale article (143 comments in total)
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atamola: If you are a beginner do yourself a favor: spend 10 minutes in Amazon selecting 5 photography books and use those $57 or $97 there instead. You will actually get something for your money.

If reading is not your thing, I suggest you look at one of the many DVDs from people that actually know something about photography AND deliver useful information. Do a little research for yourself and again use your money to get something useful for your photography.

Some people can´t be helped -no matter how much money you spend on them.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2013 at 00:30 UTC
On FroKnowsPhoto's Video Guide on sale article (143 comments in total)

If you are a beginner do yourself a favor: spend 10 minutes in Amazon selecting 5 photography books and use those $57 or $97 there instead. You will actually get something for your money.

If reading is not your thing, I suggest you look at one of the many DVDs from people that actually know something about photography AND deliver useful information. Do a little research for yourself and again use your money to get something useful for your photography.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2013 at 23:58 UTC as 36th comment | 4 replies
On DPReview Top Picks: Stand-out third party lenses article (80 comments in total)

These "DP top picks" are really shameles and laughable.

The "How are these lens chosen" should read: based on what is most convenient for us.

The Samyang 35 f1.4 is an absolute optical marvel and the undisputed champion £ for £ and yet is missing from the list.

These "Top Picks" are nothing but shameless retail sale catalogs disguised as objective reviews.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2013 at 21:15 UTC as 31st comment | 4 replies
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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dannyboy5400: I will wait for the fire sale on this just like the Nikon 1 series fire sale. $799 and I am so there.

Although it semms it may go that way there is one reason I think it won't: I doubt Nikon had grossly overestimated demand this time around.

Sure, there will be very limited demand, but surely very limited supply as well. There will be no shelves of DF cameras to clear.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 11:32 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2059 comments in total)

DP reviewer: "Ok guys, Just finished. Quick, we need something negative to say about the camera? Anyone?

Guy 1: "well, maybe we can say that the Interface and controls can be overwhelming"

Guy 2: "All interfaces and controls at this level are. We should add **initially**"

DP reviewwer: "Great. We need more"

Guy 1: "we can say... (pause)..."

Guy 2: "... that the In-camera Raw conversion interface is somewhat unintuitive!!!"

DP reviewer: "You are a god-send!!! What else!? What else!?"

Guy 1: "We can say that Auto focus with Four Thirds lenses is slow"

Guy 2: "but it is not"

DP reviewer: "Let's add **in dim conditions with tricky subjects**"

Guy 1: "What are tricky subjects??"

DP reviewer: "Stay focused, damn it! We need to say negative things!! got it?? Got it??"

Guy 2: "If that's the case why not that the "Multi-screen live view interface looks very dated"

DP reviewer: perfect, we are almost done.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2013 at 20:37 UTC as 195th comment | 6 replies
On Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' article (552 comments in total)

It seems that I'm in the slow group... because for the speculation so far -aside from the reduced size- I don't quite see how this camera is any better than the D700/D800.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 26, 2013 at 17:15 UTC as 87th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' article (552 comments in total)
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atamola: On my D700/800 (and other Nikons too) I can use knobs and rings to set
- Aperture
- Shutter speed
- ISO
- focus

At the moment few cameras can compete with the D800 in terms of IQ

Sorry guys. I just don't get it.

That in part is my point. I get it, having a nice-looking camera may entice some people -but we are no longer concerned with photography.

What matters is that camera contributes to better pictures. An unassuming black x100 helps you to get closer without disturbing your subjects. But it's not the looks. Those subjects are equally undisturbed by other looks.

Nothing in what it's being discussed tells me that it's going to be a better camera to take pictures -as oppose to brag about or satisfy the lust for a new purchase for the sake of purchasing.

If Nikon comes with a better camera in the proper sense and charges accordingly -am all for it.

On the other hand, if it is mostly cosmetics -well, count me out.

At the moment nothing makes think that they are about to release a better camera -from the perspective of photography that is.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 23:46 UTC
On Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' article (552 comments in total)
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atamola: On my D700/800 (and other Nikons too) I can use knobs and rings to set
- Aperture
- Shutter speed
- ISO
- focus

At the moment few cameras can compete with the D800 in terms of IQ

Sorry guys. I just don't get it.

I have an X100, a 50 year-old Voigtländer, and a Nikon F100. I use them all.

The biggest advantage of the X100 is size for the image quality and the 1/4000 sync speed. That’s real value.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 20:57 UTC
On Nikon video hints at long-desired 'digital FM' article (552 comments in total)

On my D700/800 (and other Nikons too) I can use knobs and rings to set
- Aperture
- Shutter speed
- ISO
- focus

At the moment few cameras can compete with the D800 in terms of IQ

Sorry guys. I just don't get it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2013 at 20:44 UTC as 186th comment | 5 replies

5 minutes with the new firmware: absolutely brilliant.

If somebody from Fuji is reading this: that's the way to go. Fuji is now #1 in customer support as far as I'm concerned.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 13:29 UTC as 91st comment

"Don't worry, pal -I've got you covered" (Fujifilm)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 12:59 UTC as 92nd comment
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