Antonio Rojilla

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Toni was here.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 06:27 UTC as 71st comment

Or a Sony A6000. With the compact 16-50 they are almost the same size and have almost the same focal length and aperture (well, depending on how you do the calculation anyway). The Sony sensor is not only larger, the Panny is smaller than m43 (the effective area used at least). The lens may be better in the LX100, but the EVF and AF better in the A6000. You also get double the pixels, a tilt LCD, a built-in flash and last but no least a lens mount.

http://camerasize.com/compact/#569,535.360,ha,b

I only see two reasons to get the Panny: 4K, and look and feel, as it is a beautiful camera with some nice retro controls.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2014 at 17:37 UTC as 190th comment | 9 replies
On article Canon announces long-awaited EOS 7D Mark II (116 comments in total)
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Anastigmat: Does the market still exist for a high end APS-C model costing almost 2000 dollars in 2014?

Apparently... not for Nikon. Look at their D400. Seems they are retreating to the FF quarters.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 14:29 UTC
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Antonio Rojilla: In-Camera Digital Shift???

Really? Do they use the 5-axis IS to shift the sensor? Like Pentax cameras do (but I think they use it for star trailing or something astronomy related).

If this works, this feature alone will make me switch back to Olympus. Sounds too good, I hope someone can confirm how it works. I'll switch even if it's only image processing but with an updated Live View image of the final result excluding areas that would be cropped, but if the sensor shifts, wow, that would be amazing.

Thanks for the link. Reading this:

"being done LIVE while shooting, and you can see your correction adjustments as you shoot"

This way I think it will still work great as a preview tool of the final result, which is better than pure guess. A step in the right direction if anything else. When possible I will give a try to an E-M1 with the updated firmware and see if this feature can convince me. It does on paper.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 10:44 UTC
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Antonio Rojilla: In-Camera Digital Shift???

Really? Do they use the 5-axis IS to shift the sensor? Like Pentax cameras do (but I think they use it for star trailing or something astronomy related).

If this works, this feature alone will make me switch back to Olympus. Sounds too good, I hope someone can confirm how it works. I'll switch even if it's only image processing but with an updated Live View image of the final result excluding areas that would be cropped, but if the sensor shifts, wow, that would be amazing.

Yes, I guess it's software only. But since shifting the sensor using the IS system is something Pentax already did (but for other purpose), it's not something Olympus couldn't do. Guess they didn't, but will keep some hopes until someone confirms how it works, as I'd love such a feature.

Anyway, if it's only software, I'd also welcome it if it lets me frame with a processed Live View showing the final result with crops applied. That's the problem I have now wit processing, that when I frame the picture I don't know how much I'll need to crop and what the final image will really look like or even what aspect ratio it'll have. Even if it's only for JPG, that'd be fine as I can shoot JPG and then reframe accordingly for the RAW.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 09:14 UTC
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Franz Weber: And what about 1080p 60fps or higher bitrates? Heck 4K?

It's there. You just need to look closer. So close that you can read Pa-na-so-nic.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 09:00 UTC

In-Camera Digital Shift???

Really? Do they use the 5-axis IS to shift the sensor? Like Pentax cameras do (but I think they use it for star trailing or something astronomy related).

If this works, this feature alone will make me switch back to Olympus. Sounds too good, I hope someone can confirm how it works. I'll switch even if it's only image processing but with an updated Live View image of the final result excluding areas that would be cropped, but if the sensor shifts, wow, that would be amazing.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 08:33 UTC as 21st comment | 4 replies
On article Opinion: Do we really need the Fuji X30? (319 comments in total)
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Antonio Rojilla: I'll tell you what I need: a site that doesn't hijack the browser history!

/rant

And no, we don't need the X30. It's nice and all, I like it, but it can't offer the quality/options and handling pleasure of the X-Pro1/X-T1 (with their shutter speed buttons, aperture rings -in some lenses anyway-, lens options...). It even lost the OVF, that while not that practical as the new EVF, it was a distinction.

And compared to compacts, which is what it should be compared to, well, the RX100 III set the bar. Fast lens, EVF, tilting LCD... and a larger sensor... in a more compact body. If Fuji don't want or just can't match this, at least they should have gone for the 'traditional' experience of the bigger brothers, keeping the OVF (improving it if possible) and adding even more 'manual' controls. It has lost soul and looks subpar compared to the latest Sonys.

@Richar Shih Yes. You know, when you enter the site, click on an article and then you click the back button... and you are kept in the same page because the site added another page to the browser's history. And this is the only site I regularly visit where this happens to me.

@twadger I don't know any good anti-virus... for Linux.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 14:43 UTC
On article Opinion: Do we really need the Fuji X30? (319 comments in total)

I'll tell you what I need: a site that doesn't hijack the browser history!

/rant

And no, we don't need the X30. It's nice and all, I like it, but it can't offer the quality/options and handling pleasure of the X-Pro1/X-T1 (with their shutter speed buttons, aperture rings -in some lenses anyway-, lens options...). It even lost the OVF, that while not that practical as the new EVF, it was a distinction.

And compared to compacts, which is what it should be compared to, well, the RX100 III set the bar. Fast lens, EVF, tilting LCD... and a larger sensor... in a more compact body. If Fuji don't want or just can't match this, at least they should have gone for the 'traditional' experience of the bigger brothers, keeping the OVF (improving it if possible) and adding even more 'manual' controls. It has lost soul and looks subpar compared to the latest Sonys.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 14:20 UTC as 130th comment | 4 replies
On article Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review (476 comments in total)
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Antonio Rojilla: I love this camera. I like the style, design, controls, features, -expected- quality, and even the brand. But it has a problem: the RX100 III. As much as I like this Fuji, I'd pick the Sony.

That pleasure factor is high in my list, and that's why my camera is the X-Pro1 with the 14mm F2.8 almost glued to it. Shutter speed dial, aperture ring, focus scale... Now that I saw it in the X-T1, all I miss is the ISO dial.

The Sony lacks all that, but so does the X30 (well, except for the comp. dial, that I don't find that appealing when the other controls aren't 'traditional') and the Coolpix. Yet Sony managed to put a tilting LCD and an EVF (I think the Nikon lacks both), and, compared to the Fuji, a larger sensor, in such a smaller body that it makes it for me the best compact.

http://camerasize.com/compact/#555,445,563,ha,b

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 11:36 UTC
On article Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review (476 comments in total)

I love this camera. I like the style, design, controls, features, -expected- quality, and even the brand. But it has a problem: the RX100 III. As much as I like this Fuji, I'd pick the Sony.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 09:54 UTC as 124th comment | 3 replies
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Infared: Yawn...a slow zoom everything nothing lens...zzzzzzzz

I guess your car must be a Ferrari.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2014 at 14:01 UTC
On article Sony a5100 First Impressions Review (588 comments in total)
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Simon Zeev: I will not buy a camera without an EVF.
I changed my DSLR camera for mirrorless to have an EVF.

So? Do you thing they designed this camera with you in mind?

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 13:32 UTC
On article Sony a5100 First Impressions Review (588 comments in total)
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G3User: The demise of photography continues. Another toy camera from Sony. No view finder and a screen for selfie's. Smile detector. What a joke. May as well use a cell phone.

The demise of relevant comments continues.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 13:01 UTC
On article Lytro announces Illum light field camera (348 comments in total)
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Valentinian: With the focusing speed, accuracy and focus point choice that m4/3 cameras are getting, isn't the Lithro technology on a dead end? why focus after taking a picture , when you can focus before ? what am I missing?

Your are missing things like this:

https://pictures.lytro.com/lytro/albums/149429/embed?token=6cb04136-c43a-11e3-9416-22000a8b14ce

Click the arrows below to see more examples. Not that this camera will be killer, but I think this technology will be common in the future.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 14:49 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review (2095 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.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2013 at 23:44 UTC
On article Nikon AW1 First Impressions Review (591 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.

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.

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.

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.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 09:16 UTC
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