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 Opinion: Do we really need the Fuji X30? article (228 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.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 14:43 UTC
On Opinion: Do we really need the Fuji X30? article (228 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.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 14:20 UTC as 99th comment | 4 replies
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (238 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

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 11:36 UTC
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (238 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.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 09:54 UTC as 69th comment | 2 replies
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Infared: Yawn...a slow zoom everything nothing lens...zzzzzzzz

I guess your car must be a Ferrari.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2014 at 14:01 UTC
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (539 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?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 13:32 UTC
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (539 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.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 13:01 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2970 comments in total)
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SeeRoy: The pop-up VF is certainly an improvement over NO VF. However it shows that there's still a half-assed commitment to using these cameras at arm's length and framing with the rear screen. Personally the only thing I use the screen for is setup and occasional review of a shot - which has become far less important since we are able to see a live histogram in the VF (I'm an M4/3 shooter who also has an under-used FF Nikon system.) Gee-whiz huge screens are functionally inconsequential.
This would have been a much more attractive product if some screen size had been sacrificed to an integral VF with the remaining liberated space perhaps allocated to additional controls. As it is it's a silly compromise: the VF has first to be deployed before it's usable (which slows operation) and it adds mechanical complexity and fragility.
The price of these cameras is ridiculous too.

Sure. The world revolves around you. And just you.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2014 at 19:12 UTC
On Lytro announces Illum light field camera article (347 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.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2014 at 14:49 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 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 (2059 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 (2372 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 (2372 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 (2059 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 (2059 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
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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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