Wintergreen

Wintergreen

Lives in France Paris, France
Works as a Consultant
Joined on Jan 19, 2012

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bakhtyar kurdi: Rolls is for someone who traded his soul for material, then he discovered that he is so tiny and small and empty,what to do? he thought if he rides a big and expensive car he will become bigger, but he got smaller except in the eyes of those that they wish but don't know where and how to trade their souls for a Rolls, Sony Nikon Canon Olympus and othes even Hasselblad is for those that stand behind their pictures , Leica and Rolls are for those that hide behind their cars and cameras.
And Honda Civic is for those that use it for transportation, it is simple.

You are not talking about Ferrari, how about Ferrari ?
Also, does the Toyota Yaris work in the same way as Honda Civic or It is another category that you will address in a future post ?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 11:01 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2298 comments in total)
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waxwaine: An opposite construction concept than fragiles Sony´s bodies. Build to last.

That's never thé body that break first, electronic issues are far more probable and this Leica is certainly no better than any other ILC on that aspect.

That´s a quality product, very exclusive for resonably wealthy people. And it happens to be a good camera.
Personnaly, I could be tempted. Also a 6D and a X-T1 feels premium enough for me :-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 17:29 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2298 comments in total)
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dspoel: People here always complain about Leica prices. But at least these cameras are not made in sweatshops under slave-like circumstances.

We buy stuff made there. we are complacent with it. all of us.
My camera are all made in Japan, but my iPhone is not, my PS4 is not, my iMac is not... the list is big.
We buy, they sweat. that's seems to be the deal.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 18:13 UTC
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Reactive: What a great shame that Sigma are getting so greedy, just like Canon.

I'm sure they'll sell it to a lot more than the handfull you describe.
personnaly I use 50mm a lot and I can see myself getting this thing
I would give it a lot of use.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2014 at 15:17 UTC
On Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' article (333 comments in total)

Nice !

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 20:08 UTC as 120th comment
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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Tailwagger: What an awesome system Fuji is building. As an owner of the 23, 35, 60, 18-55 and 55-200 lenses as well as an X-E1, X100s and now the XT-1, I'm somewhat perplexed at the comments on AF speed. It is miles ahead of the updated X-E1, which is certainly as fast or faster than the X-Pro. It's also much snappier than the X100s. Presumably firmware updates will eliminate this disparity for the X100s and the X-E2, but the bottom line is that AFAIC AF speed is no longer an issue. And the manual focus tools are now terrific. The EVF and display are world class. In short, its a truly fabulous upgrade for those early X system adopters and totally worthy of consideration for those who've decided that APS-C is their format of choice.

It depend on the Mirrorless, it depend on the SLR and it is depend of the lense.

My 6D is slow with the 40 2.8 but instant with a 35 2is.
The E-P5 is instant with the 17 1.8 but a GX7 with the 20 1.7 is slower.
The 6D is a little slower than the E-P5 with the 40 but faster with the 35...
And the X-T1 with the 18-55 is somewhere in the middle but fast enough that you don't bother with AF anymore.

Bottom line, it's very hard to make a true comparison and it's ok anyway so why bother.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 12:50 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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Luca Lombardi IT: I don't want to break the magic but I have to say I'm not fully satisfied with my X-T1.

Maybe it's me, probably due to the hype I set my expectations too high, but after some 10 days in my hands, well I've got mixed feelings towards my little babe which I've been longing for so long.

First off: I don't really like the 4-way pad on the back. Never liked it, from the very first time I had to mess with those tiny, recessed, badly placed and user-unfriendly buttons. There's a few minor odds bugging me, but nothing really important.

But, the major shortcoming is IQ. Simply put, I don't really like o.o.c. JPGs.
I'm very disappointed, so far. I tried to play with the main settings (DR, NR, sharpening, etc.), but after 600+ shots I still have to find one that's giving me some "oomph"!

They are generally "blurry", and foliage look invariably awful (they failed to remove or even ease the infamous "watercolor effect", plaguing the X-Trans sensor from its birth).

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I agree with you. I have a X-T1 and it does funky things to foliage and stuff like that in OOC JPEG. I don't really get the hype about the famed Fuji colors, but I wasn't very impressed with Oly colors either, so I guess it's just me.

I think the zoom has it's part in this also.

Personally I set the NR at -2, sharpening to 0 and it's better.
I really hope Raw will be good in lightroom anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 12:42 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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Mike FL: Fuji X-T1 is NO longer a "Weather sealed camera" due to LIGHT LEAK problem.

Why ?
The weather seal is done by the door trap here.
I'm not even sure a 1Dx is still weather sealed if you open the doors in the rain.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 12:33 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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ARB1: is it just my eyes or does the Olympus OM-D E-M1 look a whole lot better than the Fuji?

Matter of taste. The Fuji looks like a camera and the Oly looks like Optimus Prime on Steroïds !;)

Personally I like both.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 12:28 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E2 Review preview (303 comments in total)
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Dimit: I've played with it for an hour or something..it's a fine camera with 2014 standards BUT someone has to say this (since DPR suprisingly doesn't admit):
BUILD QUALITY IS AND FEELS CHEAP!
...sorry guys,better wait for a couple of years to get a descent car build-wise than a chevy right now!!!

The lens feels very well made, but the body is light and doesn't feel as solid than a E-P5 for exemple.
In my opinion, that just an impression, I don't think there's big differences in the long run.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2014 at 20:33 UTC

this range of aperture is usually found on standard zooms in other brands.
This is good for such a telezoom if the price is ok.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2013 at 10:40 UTC as 16th comment
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Eleson: Who's footprints is it on the left? :)

Haven't you seen the movie ?

It's about to get thrashed by a transformer, this is it's footprint.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2012 at 22:00 UTC
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wetsleet: "The composite image is made up of 55 high-resolution images, taken using its MAHLI [2MP CCD] camera"

So how does a 2MP camera take a high resolution image?

I love the "usually" !
Like this is a some kind of regular thing to send out a "malp" on another planet :)

I'm teasing Roland but I totally agree with you.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2012 at 21:58 UTC

Don't agree to give them credit. They should finish their products "before" selling them, not "after".

Yes they created fine cameras but, for the X10 as well as the X100, you really get the impression that they rushed them out without proper testing and validation. You don't inspire confidence with that.

I like those 2 camera, but as we say in France : "qui aime bien, chatie bien"

Direct link | Posted on Apr 27, 2012 at 05:23 UTC as 49th comment | 4 replies
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Donar: Is the slow startup problem also fixed? I stopped using my X100 because startup time could take several minutes! And in between that time it looked like it was dead/broken and was not going to startup at all. Oke when I re-formated the memory card the problem was gone, but I like to work with large sdcards for a reason so was thinking of the OM-D EM-5.

I really like the panorama mode for the X100, but the internal stitching isn't that good, especially with white highlights (snow). Is that fixed? (does anyone know how the OM-D panorama mode works? The NEX-7 panorama mode seemed to work better than the X100's.

I agree with Donar, I have a sandisk extreme 8go and it's ok when just formated but half full or so, it can begin to slow down and it's a problem when you cannot empty your card every day.
ex : I don't have my computer in holiday.
If they could do something on this that would be nice...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2012 at 13:53 UTC

Updated this morning (10 min),
the RAW button thing is cool, now we have 2 customizable buttons.
The camera seems to focus a lot closer. But it might just be an impression, I haven't done any particular test yet.

Anyway, that's cool from FUJI to continue to add stuff to the camera. If they continue like that it will become okay good !!

As for the sticky blades, so far so good. 1000 shots since 21/02/12 and no issue. my camera has a serial beginnig with 21xx

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2012 at 13:47 UTC as 32nd comment

It's always a lot at the begining, it will come down.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 22:13 UTC as 239th comment | 1 reply
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