RStyga

RStyga

Lives in Australia Australia
Joined on Nov 8, 2010

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On US Judge rules for Eggleston in dispute with collector article (300 comments in total)

Spending so much money for collecting objects makes sense only as a financial investment. Otherwise, it is vanity of a particularly pitiful kind.

By the way, it is a very nice photograph. I'd be happy with any decent reproduction of it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 01:06 UTC as 89th comment
On Just posted: Our Fujifilm XF 14mm 1:2.8 R lens review article (78 comments in total)

First and foremost worry for Fujifilm, in my opinion, should be to get complete software support for their RAW files; it seems that they're getting there, at last, but they have lost precious time and this delay has given their cameras a questionable name that, unfortunately, will take time to be erased. Their lenses also seem to be very good albeit not enough to warrant the name of a system quite yet. Last, the pricing needs to be a bit more aggressive in favour of the consumer; currently, lenses and bodies are a bit expensive.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2013 at 22:27 UTC as 8th comment | 5 replies
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Cheezr: How are you converting the RAW files? Or should I only be looking at the JPEG's?

You do apply an unsharp mask of 100% 0.6 radius?? And X100S' RAW still looks that soft?? Oh boy...

By the way, wouldn't it be better to apply sharpness before opening it to Photoshop, i.e., in the ACR window?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2013 at 02:30 UTC
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
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