Antonio Rojilla

Antonio Rojilla

Lives in Spain Plasencia, Spain
Works as a SEO, webdesigner, php coder
Has a website at http://antonio.rojilla.com
Joined on Mar 25, 2005
About me:

To launch a new photography site... :)

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On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)
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bluevellet: Detail is impressive. High ISO is not so much; barely a stop better than APS-C and M43. I would have liked to check the A7 IQ too to see if the lesser pixel density/MP make a difference in high ISO.

But man, that Phase One image quality is completely in another league. :D

When you say "barely a stop better" I guess you refer in comparison with other 36 MP M43 cameras, right?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 10:00 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2126 comments in total)
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Paul JM: Funny camera to place. I have owned the OMD original now for about a year. I like it, but I hardly use it.
Great camera, but for me it is neither here nor there. Not small enough to put in the pocket, but for me the sensor is just too small to act as my everyday serious camera.
When travelling now, I take the Fuji XE1. In low light, in combination with the wonderful Fuji lenses for me it is a league ahead of the OMD
For serious work, I still use the 5D mk2
If I want something casual to put in my pocket I take the RX100
So, for me, I am struggling to find a role for the Olympus. Great piece of kit, but I see it as being caught in the middle now. This body looks and sounds great, but it is still bridled with that tiny sensor

@nikoninmybag You are here wasting your time in the internets... you don't have a clue what poverty is.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2013 at 23:44 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)
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Eric Glam: (continued)

I want a 1920x1080 120Hz LCD, with iPhone-like touch experience and 3-axis hinges.

I wanna see USB3.0 & HDMI 2.0.

I want fast cards, like CFast, or even an M.2 NGFF SSD.

I wanna see choice of stills formats. Let the user select which one he/she prefers:
Uncompressed RAW - ARW & DNG.
Compressed - JPEG, Microsoft JPEG-XR & Google WEBP.

I guess I expected too much.

And here I am going back to film...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 08:11 UTC
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)?

Rice High had a new post titled "FF Mirrorless to Adopt All K-mount FF Lenses to Come in Less Than 3 Hours!".

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 08:07 UTC
On Nikon 1 AW1 preview (587 comments in total)
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Peter Bendheim: Wow...the haters can sure hate. In abundance, it seems - each trying to outdo the other. I personally don't need this, but it's a cool idea. Why the nastiness?

Because for example a Sony RX100 plus underwater housing is more practical? Really pocketable on its own, really underwater with the housing (for scuba use not just snorkel), same size sensor, better quality (per DxO anyway), faster zoom... It's hard to see this Nikon competing against other cameras with underwater housings on one side and true compact weareable action cameras like the GoPro or the Panny HX-A100 on the other.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 10:17 UTC
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D1N0: Great Fuji needs the entry level in order to graze/educate the masses about their philosophy. I would like to see a comparison with the x-m1 soon.

Errr... The X10 is actually different from the competition! It stands out with its EXR sensor, the optical viewfinder or the bright manual zoom for example. This is just a soulless me-too average camera with a faux retro design and nothing compelling for the target market. Fuji create a niche and they are recognized for it, but it seems shareholders don't want to play niche and want to fight the big guys head to head. Well, good luck with that. But hey, the marketing experts are you all, and if you were in charge of Apple I'm sure you'd release a $100 Android iPhone 5b just to appeal to a large market. Well, you could learn a few things from Apple about brand dilution.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 12:19 UTC
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D1N0: Great Fuji needs the entry level in order to graze/educate the masses about their philosophy. I would like to see a comparison with the x-m1 soon.

No X-Trans sensor, No EVF or hybrid VF, well, no VF at all, no aperture/shutter speed dials... Those are the things that even with third party software problems brought Fuji back and won them a firm place and recognition among the enthusiast and set them clearly apart from the competition. But while pretty this is just another generic me-too soulless mirrorless that happens to share the mount and I highly doubt the people that will be attracted to this will also be attracted to cameras like the X-Pro1, X-E1 or X100s and I can't see how this kind of customers will pick this camera over a Sony, a Canon or even a Samsung when there is absolutely nothing unique to it and the brand is even less known by most people. As many others have pointed out, this is just trying to milk the X cash cow by saturation at the risk of diluting the brand philosophy and perception. A waste of time and resources that will drain money from other projects.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 10:36 UTC
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D1N0: Great Fuji needs the entry level in order to graze/educate the masses about their philosophy. I would like to see a comparison with the x-m1 soon.

There is nothing of their philosophy on this camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 09:16 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2126 comments in total)
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Adrian Van: For more EM1 photos/reviews: Check out RobinWong.blogspot for photos of C-AF tracking of skate boarders and many photos from the new EM1 for sport and moving people/vehicles and also macro photos in his first 2 articles on EM1. It shows the large buffer around 41 photos in Raw S-AF and 50 Raw photos in C-AF high speed mode, and you can download images for review.

CAF looks like it works very well in his tests. Robin now an employee of Olympus only recently (a few blog posts ago) now has even faster access to Olympus gear it seems for review. Worth checking out and a great read.

Great job, finally getting that job at Olympus, you certainly do deserve it Robin!!

He has just a little more credibility than an Olympus executive.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2013 at 19:26 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2126 comments in total)
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tjbates: I'm one of the many selling my DSLR gear and now enjoying the benefits of m4/3 for capturing people. My 5DMK2 is still in my kit for landscape/ architecture photos, but honestly I really don't need it.

I mostly photograph my kids. Back in 2008 I thought getting the "best" was getting a FF DSLR. To my surprise, a few years later, I discovered for many situations that applied to me, that this not necessarily true. Now with a m4/3 camera, I'm nailing almost all of my shots due to face recognition.
Always eye ball sharp. My composition is not compromised due to the silly diamond shaped focus arrangement and my lenses are extremely sharp and contrasty at their widest aperture. Not so for my Canon L glass. No more stopping down to get a sharp shot. For me, the bokeh argument is dead.

And now without doubt, for many who have actually tried m4/3, it is abundantly clear that handling, speed and accuracy is no longer owned by FF. FF and their slapping mirrors are a hang over from film days.

Considering that you are mixing up bokeh and DOF, not sure of the value of your comment... And FF and mirrors are completely different things too, and in fact it's safe to say that FF well be all mirrorless sooner or later. A system being mirrorless or not has nothing to do with the size of the sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2013 at 19:24 UTC
On Fujfilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS Real-world Samples news story (52 comments in total)
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caravan: The best zoom lens is a sharp prime and a good pair of legs.

And a hammer to knock down walls.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2013 at 22:10 UTC
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Antonio Rojilla: Best ergonomics and set of controls in a compact camera ever. Now if its sensor and lens were like those of the RX/QX100...

Enjoy your 7x zoom, I like better the RX/QX's 28-100 f/1.8-4.9 with the larger 1" sensor (the difference is larger than that between APS-C and Four Thirds). You think bigger is better in a zoom, I think it is in a sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 17:44 UTC

Best ergonomics and set of controls in a compact camera ever. Now if its sensor and lens were like those of the RX/QX100...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 16:23 UTC as 41st comment | 5 replies
On Sony reveals QX10 and QX100 camera modules for smartphones news story (131 comments in total)
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chillgreg: Go Sony for innovation and identifying market niches. Don't mock - the profit from these dinky toys might just be paying for the R&D of your next NEX lens (!), or RX2/200.

Or the PlayStation 5.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 15:18 UTC
On Sony reveals QX10 and QX100 camera modules for smartphones news story (131 comments in total)

Like any other product, these devices are not for everyone. With those video specs, they are for almost no one.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 15:09 UTC as 80th comment
On Sony A3000 preview (678 comments in total)
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Blake Willis: More like Sheep in Wolf's clothing...

I assume that this was launched at the same time as more huge E-mount lenses so that there is finally an E-mount camera that doesn't look & handle ridiculously behind them.

But an EVIL camera bigger than Canon's SL1? Might appeal to the ultra-budget-conscious, but not to me...

Just think, if Pentax had priced the K-01 at $400 they could have beaten Sony to the punch long ago :-)

Those huge lenses you talk about are designed with the FS video cameras in mind. Just Google FS100 or FS700.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 09:30 UTC
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Prognathous: It's sad to see how Sony ruined the best hot-shoe implementation and replaced it with this seemingly-standard-but-not-really pos.

The proprietary part is the interface, but you can mount lamps, torches, flashes, mics or optical viewfinders from a wide range of brands into any standard hot shoe without an adapter. Or can't you? You couldn't say the same of the old Minolta hot shoe. For example, you now have the option to put a Sigma, Ricoh, Nikon, Leica, Zeiss or Voigtlander optical viewfinder on an RX1 or RX100 without adapter. Isn't this the definition of standard?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2013 at 10:55 UTC
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Prognathous: It's sad to see how Sony ruined the best hot-shoe implementation and replaced it with this seemingly-standard-but-not-really pos.

It seems Sony can't win. They've been always heavily criticized for their proprietary or limited formats: BETA, DAT, Atrac, UMD, Minidisc, MemoryStick... And now that they are moving from the proprietary and limited hot shoe format of a long gone company to the widely accepted one, they are still criticized. Poor Sony.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2013 at 08:54 UTC
On Fujifilm X-M1 Preview preview (226 comments in total)
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Mrrowe8: Those that are poop pooping my saying is this better then the RX100 , is at the price point this camera and the RX occupy the RX is full frame is this camera ? Ahh NO , the RX as well fits in ur pocket .. This does not ., so some of you are saying you would buy a camera that doesn't have better over all resolution , not full frame and u have to buy additional lens for while the RX is full frame fits in ur pocket and has the equivalent of several lens ? Seriously ur going to defend that ? C'mon man no one is that stupid ...

Comment of the day.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2013 at 10:00 UTC
On Samsung Galaxy Camera Hands-on Preview preview (188 comments in total)
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Kuturgan: NO, Samsung, NO!!!!
IT is not the right way for development! Do like Sony! Give us a range-finder with EVF!
This ugly galaxy camera is a total disaster! Ergonomics is a total sh*t. And it is too big for mirrorless system.

The world doesn't revolve around you.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2013 at 20:39 UTC
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