RStyga

RStyga

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On Fujifilm X100S preview (218 comments in total)

If I'm not mistaken, DPR shoots RAW files in the studio scene with standard conversion parameters; i.e., no effort is made to optimise the image output, in order, I assume, to have a fair and even comparison. Only that this is not an even comparison. Wouldn't it be better to try and optimise RAW files (up to a "standard" degree) in order for the readers to be able to see what the camera actually CAN do? In X100S camera's case, the RAW is a bit soft; increasing sharpness a bit would help us see what's possible.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2013 at 01:28 UTC as 32nd comment

The X100S JPEG engine is phenomenal. I cannot remember any camera, irrespective of category, producing JPEG images with equal amount of detail to its RAW counterpart. X100 is almost as good in this respect but I feel this one pushed it even further. Impressive!!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2013 at 01:23 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
On Preview:nikon-coolpix-a (442 comments in total)
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RStyga: How much smaller *really* this $1100 camera is it to a ~$350 Olympus E-PM1 with a Panasonic 14mm (28mm equiv.) F2.5 pancake? Or, to have a resolution parity, to an Olympus E-PM2 with a Panasonic 14mm F2.5 pancake? And how fast does it focus? I know the PMx+14mm combo focuses practically instantaneously (~<0.15"). One has to be desperate to have the alleged high-ISO IQ advantage of the Nikon and external controls to justify the pronounced extra cost.

It's by far the most compact ILC in the world; what more do you need to praise it engineering-wise? A large sensor? Are *you* joking, now?

Posted on Mar 27, 2013 at 05:13 UTC
On Just posted: Hands-on preview of the Canon EOS 100D/SL1 article (379 comments in total)
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RStyga: AF MICROADJUSTMENT, CANON??? Or should everyone be sending your FF and BF camera-lens combos to you all the $&@&$& time? Just a thought...

I don't think such people would even know to go to the corresponding menu and play with it. It's just a marketing dept decision of the stupid kind. Unless Pentax did not do well for including such a feature to its lowly K-r...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2013 at 01:12 UTC
On Just posted: Hands-on preview of the Canon EOS 100D/SL1 article (379 comments in total)
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RichRMA: Flat black and boring. Canon, the Model T of the 21st century.

Whatever sells is often not what's better got photographers... and I'm not referring to the body colour.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2013 at 01:09 UTC
On Just posted: Hands-on preview of the Canon EOS 100D/SL1 article (379 comments in total)

AF MICROADJUSTMENT, CANON??? Or should everyone be sending your FF and BF camera-lens combos to you all the $&@&$& time? Just a thought...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 09:37 UTC as 107th comment | 2 replies
On Minox announces tiny, retro-styled DCC 14.0 camera article (154 comments in total)
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Pat Cullinan Jr: When will the review be ready?

But I am. Omitting a Pentax Q review was a mistake.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 01:07 UTC
On Minox announces tiny, retro-styled DCC 14.0 camera article (154 comments in total)
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Pat Cullinan Jr: When will the review be ready?

I can't help commenting here:
Yes... it's next on the list, like Pentax Q... Very important to review this camera, I can see that clearly, now...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2013 at 02:19 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Preview preview (419 comments in total)

It should have been moderately smaller and lighter, however. For a m4/3 DSLM, it's large and heavy. It looks like its IQ is on par with GX1 and OMD.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2013 at 01:35 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies
On Preview:nikon-coolpix-a (442 comments in total)
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zinedi: Again and again - no built-in viewfinder - no camera. Be happy Fuji - competition is still blind.

I assure you for many people, as well, it'd be bulky viewfinder camera, no compact-enough camera. There's nothing unusual or inferior about a compact camera with no viewfinder. I don't like Nikon A much, if at all at the time, but the lack of viewfinder is not one of the reasons.

Posted on Mar 7, 2013 at 21:51 UTC
On Preview:nikon-coolpix-a (442 comments in total)
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RStyga: How much smaller *really* this $1100 camera is it to a ~$350 Olympus E-PM1 with a Panasonic 14mm (28mm equiv.) F2.5 pancake? Or, to have a resolution parity, to an Olympus E-PM2 with a Panasonic 14mm F2.5 pancake? And how fast does it focus? I know the PMx+14mm combo focuses practically instantaneously (~<0.15"). One has to be desperate to have the alleged high-ISO IQ advantage of the Nikon and external controls to justify the pronounced extra cost.

I have used Olympus XZ-1, Pentax Q, Ricoh GRD, Olympus PM1 and I can attest that Nikon A, being the size of XZ-1, is neither pocketable nor tiny. It surely is very compact but not just "a couple of millimeters bigger" than GRD! Not a chance.

Posted on Mar 6, 2013 at 11:48 UTC
On Preview:nikon-coolpix-a (442 comments in total)
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RStyga: How much smaller *really* this $1100 camera is it to a ~$350 Olympus E-PM1 with a Panasonic 14mm (28mm equiv.) F2.5 pancake? Or, to have a resolution parity, to an Olympus E-PM2 with a Panasonic 14mm F2.5 pancake? And how fast does it focus? I know the PMx+14mm combo focuses practically instantaneously (~<0.15"). One has to be desperate to have the alleged high-ISO IQ advantage of the Nikon and external controls to justify the pronounced extra cost.

A large sensor does not make much else than the lens slightly larger (in diameter). Have you seen a non-Merrill Sigma DP up-close? I'm not sure Nikon A is a marvel. Pentax Q, however, is an engineering marvel.

Posted on Mar 6, 2013 at 11:15 UTC
On Preview:nikon-coolpix-a (442 comments in total)
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RStyga: How much smaller *really* this $1100 camera is it to a ~$350 Olympus E-PM1 with a Panasonic 14mm (28mm equiv.) F2.5 pancake? Or, to have a resolution parity, to an Olympus E-PM2 with a Panasonic 14mm F2.5 pancake? And how fast does it focus? I know the PMx+14mm combo focuses practically instantaneously (~<0.15"). One has to be desperate to have the alleged high-ISO IQ advantage of the Nikon and external controls to justify the pronounced extra cost.

It does, although slightly, but the body is thinner than A. Nikon A is not pocketable, anyway. GRD is, for instance, not Nikon A. Plus, I don't know any photographer who would put a camera in their pocket, literally. A PM1+14mm fits in a tiny compact-camera case, and the whole thing fits in my tiny wallet/beanbag bag, which I carry with me anyway. Splitting hairs here and at very high $$ premium.

Posted on Mar 6, 2013 at 04:14 UTC
On Preview:nikon-coolpix-a (442 comments in total)
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RStyga: How much smaller *really* this $1100 camera is it to a ~$350 Olympus E-PM1 with a Panasonic 14mm (28mm equiv.) F2.5 pancake? Or, to have a resolution parity, to an Olympus E-PM2 with a Panasonic 14mm F2.5 pancake? And how fast does it focus? I know the PMx+14mm combo focuses practically instantaneously (~<0.15"). One has to be desperate to have the alleged high-ISO IQ advantage of the Nikon and external controls to justify the pronounced extra cost.

I think you have not checked the following:
http://camerasize.com/compare/#163,445

Panasonic 14mm weights 55g. So, PM1+14mm is actually slightly smaller and lighter (and very much cheaper).

Posted on Mar 6, 2013 at 04:04 UTC
On Preview:nikon-coolpix-a (442 comments in total)

How much smaller *really* this $1100 camera is it to a ~$350 Olympus E-PM1 with a Panasonic 14mm (28mm equiv.) F2.5 pancake? Or, to have a resolution parity, to an Olympus E-PM2 with a Panasonic 14mm F2.5 pancake? And how fast does it focus? I know the PMx+14mm combo focuses practically instantaneously (~<0.15"). One has to be desperate to have the alleged high-ISO IQ advantage of the Nikon and external controls to justify the pronounced extra cost.

Posted on Mar 6, 2013 at 01:58 UTC as 82nd comment | 9 replies
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rallyfan: Could an actual owner please comment on AF and burst performance? I shoot outdoor sports.

The reviews generally lack action shots.

How is it? Which lens did you shoot?

Thanks.

Owner of a K-01 and second that. AF speed is sufficient for everything but fast action (it can handle "normal" action shots).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2013 at 22:45 UTC

Pentax did well with this camera. Design is a matter of preference and ergonomics partially a matter of holding style and hand size. I own a K-01 and I can say with confidence that it is a superb camera. Pentax has updated its firmware and the AF speed & low light AF issues have been resolved.

If you have never used one, especially after its phenomenal price reduction, you're simply missing out. I have used and owned a large number of Pentax DSLRs and currently the only Pentax K-mount body I prefer to use is K-01. Personally, I love its design and -with a light/compact lens- the ergonomics are very sufficient.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2013 at 22:40 UTC as 20th comment
On Adobe's Fujifilm X-Trans sensor processing tested article (144 comments in total)

Does this affect the EXR sensor Fuji cameras (XF1, for instance) that have similar problems with their RAW files??

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2013 at 07:42 UTC as 52nd comment
On Nikon D7100 Hands-on Preview preview (493 comments in total)
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midimid: As a long-time D5100 amateur photographer, I've been waiting forever for this release. But at $1200, I now have to contemplate jumping up to the D600 and replacing all of my lenses (18-105, 35, 11-16, 60 macro). The D600 body can easily be had for ~$1600.

Any thoughts on a D600 / D7100 comparison?

@ keepreal:

You can say that again! It's one thing to be excited about technological advances and industry progress (count me in) and another thing to be a victim of marketing.

Indeed, very few camera specs really make a difference to the photographic experience. As an example, I used to own a Sigma DP2 and was happy with it except I kept missing shots because of its slow AF and inferior mid+high ISO IQ. But Sigmas are quirky. Mainstream manufacturers have been building very efficient and well rounded cameras for years now. Upgrading only makes sense if there is a significant gain AND there is a real everyday need to use such gain.

Consumerism...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2013 at 22:47 UTC
On Nikon D7100 Hands-on Preview preview (493 comments in total)

A few important, I believe, questions: Does it have AF micro adjust? Does it AF accurately under artificial light?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2013 at 22:39 UTC as 152nd comment | 1 reply
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