RStyga

RStyga

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Joined on Nov 8, 2010

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On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1048 comments in total)
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RStyga: A new brick on the block. I can't see this DSLR having much marketing success outside the professional photographer's community.

A professional camera need not be a brick, though.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 23:41 UTC

The 16MP MFT sensors have been refined since first announced but I remain skeptical of the MFT as a system. I own and use MFT cameras and find this system very flexible and efficient. However, I'm not sure that Olympus and Panasonic will manage to keep a steady progress indefinitely given the physical limitations of the MFT sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 01:19 UTC as 31st comment | 3 replies
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1048 comments in total)

A new brick on the block. I can't see this DSLR having much marketing success outside the professional photographer's community.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 22:14 UTC as 160th comment | 8 replies
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (808 comments in total)

So, is there a straight response to the question: how does A7/A7R perform in the frame periphery with WA Voigtlander M39/M lenses?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 24, 2014 at 04:00 UTC as 75th comment | 1 reply
On Black and White Landscape challenge (5 comments in total)

I would like to urge participants to vote based on artistic and photographic merit not self-interest otherwise the result will be self-cancelling.
Thanks

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2014 at 22:29 UTC as 3rd comment
On John Stanmeyer wins World Press Photo of the Year article (83 comments in total)

This not the photo of the year. Whatever it is, it is not that. Personally, I think it has really catchy elements but it is not award-deserving. Hail, politics and "free" market...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2014 at 09:27 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (808 comments in total)

I'm not sure what DPR is reporting but based on -at least- the test scene, the moire A7 and especially A7R produce is very much present and catastrophic. The RAW images are so ruined by moire that you must be either blind or biased to ignore it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 02:02 UTC as 164th comment | 8 replies

(sigh) This is one confusing piece of camera gear. I don't understand the egonomics of the design, and I can't see what is the technological progress on the new sensor besides, perhaps, monochrome photography. It emanates the "aroma" of Sigma's marketing dept. and makes me very nervous. Sigma can do much better and I'm still hopeful.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 10:55 UTC as 220th comment

Another inexpensive, superb cost-benefit offering from Zeiss for the portability-constraint DSLM market. Only that it is not.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2014 at 12:40 UTC as 4th comment
On Black and White Landscape challenge (5 comments in total)

You can take a colour photo and convert it to B/W, film or digital, that is fine.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2014 at 04:59 UTC as 5th comment
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1656 comments in total)
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dynaxx: I have searched the specifications page carefully and the rest of the First Impressions review but you seem to have omitted any opinion on the naming of the Fuji image processor.

I found "EXR Processor II" a little dry and cryptic for my taste but the reviewer's opinion is always more credible than a humble amateur such as I.

I had assumed this would be part of every review since it was "writ large" in both the recent Sony A7 First Impressions and Final reviews that the reviewer objected to the name Bionz X.

All I crave is consistency.

I think proprietary technology is carefully named by the company's marketing dept and can be a big deal (from a marketing point of view). It might sound completely outrageous and stupid, but some people do get affected in their decisions to buy or not by the names of certain technological features of a product.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 12:06 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1656 comments in total)
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Funduro: Oh boy, locking knobs, lots of them. Watch Kai from DigitalRev go nuts with snarky remarks like he did with the Df. BTW Kai doesn't whine about knobs on very expensive Leica's though.

Kai's "reviews" are not reviews but -occasionalyl- entertaining clips about cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 11:58 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1610 comments in total)

I think DPR is right not to give the highest score on A7. There are quirks and issues to be addressed. I personally have complained about some of these. This does not detract from the fact that A7/R are groundbreaking products (save the repulsive logo at the front of the camera).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 11:17 UTC as 79th comment
On Pictures emerge showing widely-leaked Fujfilm 'X-T1' article (373 comments in total)

One constraint, please. Not the horrific size of Nikon's retro DSLR!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2014 at 12:40 UTC as 13th comment
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1610 comments in total)
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aftab: It is an excellent camera for some, but useless for most.

645D... (Sigh)... That is A camera.....

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2014 at 06:07 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1610 comments in total)
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RStyga: A7 is a groundbreaking product in terms of compactness to IQ ratio. It is ideal for using very small lenses, either FE mount or other 'compact-lens' mount such as Leica M39/M.
The problem is that adapters come at a rather significant IQ cost in the lens periphery due to manufacturing tolerances (http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/09/30/roger-cicala-investigates-accuracy-of-lens-adapters) and compact FE lenses are not yet available (except for the 35/2). Also, when compact FE lenses become available they will probably be very expensive (so much for touting an inexpensive camera body), judging from the price of the 35/2.
So, A7, as a camera, is great (save some ergonomics and construction quality issues) but, as a system, the jury is still out.

Great; I'm happy for you.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 14:42 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1610 comments in total)
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RStyga: A7 is a groundbreaking product in terms of compactness to IQ ratio. It is ideal for using very small lenses, either FE mount or other 'compact-lens' mount such as Leica M39/M.
The problem is that adapters come at a rather significant IQ cost in the lens periphery due to manufacturing tolerances (http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/09/30/roger-cicala-investigates-accuracy-of-lens-adapters) and compact FE lenses are not yet available (except for the 35/2). Also, when compact FE lenses become available they will probably be very expensive (so much for touting an inexpensive camera body), judging from the price of the 35/2.
So, A7, as a camera, is great (save some ergonomics and construction quality issues) but, as a system, the jury is still out.

I've handled A7 and it feels cheap and hollow, it's plastic, predominantly, and it has nothing to do with 6D. A7R is metal but not A7.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 08:30 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1610 comments in total)
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RStyga: A7 is a groundbreaking product in terms of compactness to IQ ratio. It is ideal for using very small lenses, either FE mount or other 'compact-lens' mount such as Leica M39/M.
The problem is that adapters come at a rather significant IQ cost in the lens periphery due to manufacturing tolerances (http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/09/30/roger-cicala-investigates-accuracy-of-lens-adapters) and compact FE lenses are not yet available (except for the 35/2). Also, when compact FE lenses become available they will probably be very expensive (so much for touting an inexpensive camera body), judging from the price of the 35/2.
So, A7, as a camera, is great (save some ergonomics and construction quality issues) but, as a system, the jury is still out.

A7 is made of plastic and feels hollow and flimsy.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 06:19 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1610 comments in total)

A7 is a groundbreaking product in terms of compactness to IQ ratio. It is ideal for using very small lenses, either FE mount or other 'compact-lens' mount such as Leica M39/M.
The problem is that adapters come at a rather significant IQ cost in the lens periphery due to manufacturing tolerances (http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/09/30/roger-cicala-investigates-accuracy-of-lens-adapters) and compact FE lenses are not yet available (except for the 35/2). Also, when compact FE lenses become available they will probably be very expensive (so much for touting an inexpensive camera body), judging from the price of the 35/2.
So, A7, as a camera, is great (save some ergonomics and construction quality issues) but, as a system, the jury is still out.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 05:05 UTC as 306th comment | 9 replies

Kodak did pioneering things during the film era and continued in the digital age with some degree of the same spirit of innovation but never quite made it to establish itself. I'm not sure at all that JK is up to the task, i.e., using such an iconic brand name for mediocre profiteering. Let's hope for the best outcome, but I seriously doubt that JK can do to Kodak what Cosina has done to Voigtlander.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2014 at 22:15 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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