raztec

raztec

Lives in Canada Canada
Joined on Nov 13, 2005
About me:

Traveling and paragliding is what I used to love.
But now it's my boy.

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All tease and no squeeze!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2016 at 21:24 UTC as 92nd comment
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mgm2: I wouldn't purchase a camera that wasn't environmentally sealed, not sure what Olympus was thinking.

They were thinking this is for street shooters. If you want beat it up a little they have other cameras for that. There's a camera for every occasion: Street, PJ, studio, etc.

No camera manufacturer these days is giving you everything in one camera as they probably realize the best way to keep selling cameras is put out a few new features in each camera and leap frog one another so that you have to keep upgrading. I'm sure they teach that in business school. Look at all the gear heads here with multiple cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 19:01 UTC
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Mateus1: I love PEN-F design and controls with corner EVF... best looking and designed mirrorless up to day... but I will not buy it. Why? It's 2016 but no PDAF, old small EVF from OM-10II, old processor, no WS... It's Oly's top PEN camera so why Oly decided to put this old tech? Oly wasted oportunity to really shine with PEN-F and to compete with APS-C. Really pity.

They are going to put all that in the EM1-ii coming up sometime this year and charge a whopping $1500.

All camera manufacturers are doing the same thing these days. Cripple their lower end cameras so as to not cannibalize the sales of their high end products.

And they leap frog one camera with another. Never giving you exactly what you want, so you have to keep buying new ones. They teach all that in business school I'm certain.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 13:54 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (405 comments in total)
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Alex Permit: "many photographers would remap the movie record button to ISO, but the presence of a dedicated ISO button will be a boon for one-handed operation."

Well, yes, but they moved the mode button! So now I have to remap remap the movie record to mode.

Who's gonna one hand operate this behemoth?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 00:51 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (405 comments in total)
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raztec: What, no pop up flash?
Deal breaker for me!

My comment was in jest. Should have been a ;) at the end.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2016 at 22:12 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (405 comments in total)

What, no pop up flash?
Deal breaker for me!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2016 at 21:45 UTC as 81st comment | 6 replies
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (786 comments in total)
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raztec: This seems like a solution looking for a problem.

@brownie314. And what's this well known problem that any of the current crop of DSLRs could not reasonably handle?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2016 at 14:45 UTC
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (786 comments in total)

This seems like a solution looking for a problem.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2016 at 00:28 UTC as 60th comment | 8 replies
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (786 comments in total)
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ttran88: Mirrorless fans are jealous and upset that Nikon didn't funnel the R&D $$ towards a proper mirrorless camera but instead decided to use on this.

It's the viewfinder!. Have you ever compared the viewfinder of an FM2 with a modern AF camera? There's a huge difference in terms of brightness and size.

While it's great to have a D500, I'm not sure it was all that necessary. The D7200 or D4s or an older D3 was fast and accurate enough for most intents and purposes.

I am just saying I bet there is a huge market for a light weight, no frills DSLR, or mirrorless rangefinder type camera that Nikon doesn't realize. I'd certainly pay $2000 for something like a digital FM2.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2016 at 14:10 UTC
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (786 comments in total)
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ttran88: Mirrorless fans are jealous and upset that Nikon didn't funnel the R&D $$ towards a proper mirrorless camera but instead decided to use on this.

If they aren't going to give us mirrorless, at least give us something like a all manual digital FM2 with its huge split prism viewfinder to use with our legacy MF lenses.

FPS have their place, and there are enough cameras in Nikon's lineup that have that, but I want the experience of engaging with my subject and taking the time to compose a shot.

I guess if we whine loud enough, like the DX crowd did, Nikon will listen. But my money's on this being the last pro DX camera from Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2016 at 04:00 UTC
On article Top 5: Hands-on with Nikon D500 (786 comments in total)

Can pros, or those who shoot weddings or enthusiasts with a Nikon FF camera please explain why you would want this as a second body as opposed to another Nikon FF?

It seems to me this is geared for a very select few sports/wildlife shooters or those with a large collection of DX lenses. I don't understand the appeal for a regular FF shooter.

Doesn't it make more sense to get a 2nd FF as a backup where you have the exact same field of view rather than a DX camera?

Other than exhibiting gear lust, I just don't get why this sudden resurgence of interest in a DX camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2016 at 03:11 UTC as 106th comment | 16 replies
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (367 comments in total)

And the Ig Nobel prize for product development and marketing goes to...

Not sure who is the dumbest: the genius who came up with this concept, the managers who approved it, or the hipsters who will buy it?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2016 at 03:01 UTC as 146th comment | 2 replies

I'll wait for the D500s that works all the bugs out. It will be the last pro APS-C from Nikon. But by then I reckon mirrorless will have won me over. The bulk of a dSLR just isn't worth the small advantages.

With the new lenses long from Olympus and Panasonic, I personally don't see anymore reason to shoot a dSLR. Especially if the focus speed is equal.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 14:50 UTC as 42nd comment | 2 replies
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raztec: Go Corel! I'm rooting for you guys and will soon be buying your product. I've used older versions of PaintShop Pro and you really get a lot of bang for your buck.

And because I don't like the route Adobe is taking with its subscription model. I hope we can deliver a resounding message to Adobe and other manufacturers of subscription based software that enough is enough. We get you need to turn a profit, but there's gotta be a limit to when it becomes greed. What's wrong with buying the bleeping product and paying for the periodic updates every few years?

@ merkaba. ...If you have money to burn. What makes you think they won't change that to $500/yr on a whim once they got everyone hooked and people start using their cloud storage as well. It's no joke. These guys care not an iota about customer service or loyalty unless it guarantees them higher returns. That's not what they teach in business school.

For many people, they don't need the latest and greatest and don't have to upgrade on every generation. I could use the old PS 7 for many years before needing to upgrade the next newest version, often skipping 2 or 3 versions. That was the problem, I think. People were savvy shoppers not consumer holics. And who says there has to be an upgrade every 6-9 months?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 00:02 UTC

Go Corel! I'm rooting for you guys and will soon be buying your product. I've used older versions of PaintShop Pro and you really get a lot of bang for your buck.

And because I don't like the route Adobe is taking with its subscription model. I hope we can deliver a resounding message to Adobe and other manufacturers of subscription based software that enough is enough. We get you need to turn a profit, but there's gotta be a limit to when it becomes greed. What's wrong with buying the bleeping product and paying for the periodic updates every few years?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 04:34 UTC as 12th comment | 11 replies
On article Have your say: Best Lens of 2015 (56 comments in total)
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raztec: Why can't we see the results of the poll?

I can't even vote after I'm logged in. But then why should I if I haven't ever used any of the lenses on the list. Seems pretty idiotic.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2015 at 16:57 UTC
On article Have your say: Best Lens of 2015 (56 comments in total)

Why can't we see the results of the poll?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2015 at 15:24 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon 35mm F1.4L II: a photojournalist's perspective (86 comments in total)

I'd love to see a shoot out between this lens and the Sigma 35mm Art.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2015 at 16:13 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
On article 4K video: What you need to know (285 comments in total)
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donutlover: I don't mean to sound aggressive or negative, but this "primer" seems like nothing but a Panasonic advertisement. It LOOKS like an advertisement, and READS like an advertisement. I know (and appreciate) that DPReview has a "sponsored content" disclaimer next to the story, but I'd be interested to know if DPR staff actually wrote this piece. The language is pure ad copy to my eyes; the text sounds like it came from Panasonic.

It's a very good intro to 4K. It is objective and impartial except the part about Panasonic. There is a disclaimer provided.

But it's a bit of a slippery slope if it continues this way.

In the future, I would suggest explaining to your readers the differences between each manufacturers approach to 4k. That would keep more journalistic integrity in my opinion and stop this potential slide into advert copy.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 18:11 UTC

This would be a valid argument if Polaroid was the market leader and some other small company copied it's design to try to fool people into thinking they are getting an equally good product. That's why design patents exist.

However, in this case it appears that Polaroid are simply going for a cash grab instead of riding on the coat tails of Gopro and bettering their product.

The business leaders at Polaroid should realize that imitation is the best form of flattery.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 18:58 UTC as 24th comment | 3 replies
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