RStyga

RStyga

Joined on Nov 8, 2010

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iAPX: Sad, as Samsung have done a great job to deliver incredible price/performance camera, as the NX 500 that was exciting.

NX1 was a due failure, with a tag price near the Nikon D610 (for example) while not having it's dynamic range, true real-world resolution (with good lenses), and noiseless high ISO (or at least beautiful noise at 6400 ISO in BW).

What I wonder is how purchasers of Samsung camera will fell, especially if they shut down lenses, without probably any new lens to put in their camera, and the lack of confidence in the brand & company???

I experienced that with the Pentax K10D, and it's lack of lenses, then I decided to resell it for a few bucks, and go back to Nikon, definitely. Pentax lost my trust, and my wallet too.

@abort
Your summary dismissal of the NX lens line is subjective and ignorant. For example, Photozone reports on the 20-50mm: "Optically it is among the best standard zoom lenses in the mirrorless system class that we've seen so far." The 30/2 is superb, the 20mm is very good as well as the 16mm especially stopped down. The 45mm is really good, indeed, as well as the 12-24 (which is as well build as any lens in this class). How many examples of lens design do you know that offer pancake size and F2 at standard focal length as the 30/2 at all?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 02:05 UTC
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iAPX: Sad, as Samsung have done a great job to deliver incredible price/performance camera, as the NX 500 that was exciting.

NX1 was a due failure, with a tag price near the Nikon D610 (for example) while not having it's dynamic range, true real-world resolution (with good lenses), and noiseless high ISO (or at least beautiful noise at 6400 ISO in BW).

What I wonder is how purchasers of Samsung camera will fell, especially if they shut down lenses, without probably any new lens to put in their camera, and the lack of confidence in the brand & company???

I experienced that with the Pentax K10D, and it's lack of lenses, then I decided to resell it for a few bucks, and go back to Nikon, definitely. Pentax lost my trust, and my wallet too.

Pentax lack lenses? Are you serious??

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 00:44 UTC

I don't like NX1 (subjective) but I admit that it's a very powerful camera. Also, NX500 is an excellent and compact DSLM, minus EVF, with perhaps the best APS-C sensor on the market. Samsung's camera division should try to stay afloat and ride the retail storm out; they have really good photo products and deserve to keep making them. Personally, I support them by owing a few.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2015 at 23:02 UTC as 122nd comment | 1 reply
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Tons o Glass 0 Class: What would you rather shoot, Barney: this or the Leica Q?

@Barney Britton
Do you think that popping/retracting the viewfinder will cause it to mechanically/electronically (contacts) fail prematurely? I'm very concerned about this design...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2015 at 04:45 UTC
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RStyga: The replacement of the brass top with aluminum reducing by 100g the overall weight is an improvement. It only took them a century (in digital camera years) to come up with that but, anyway, it's a good thing. However, crippling the camera and call it a feature (or back to pure form or whatever the Book of Stupids dictates) is something very few manufacturers have dared to do but no surprise coming from Leica. I would think that removing the fiddly, complex and archaic RF mechanism would reduce the cost much more than removing LV/video but, hey, Leica's market... er, I mean engineers, know better. Try to knock a bit hard on a surface with this 'high-quality' body and see how accurate your focusing will become. Oh, well.... and the price is Leica, i.e., still for victims of the red dot. Overall, another great product form Leica. Maybe they need to reach bankruptcy without Panasonic around to wake up from their lethargic and monolithic sleep.

Isn't that an irony.. Leca cameras ARE missing the point in general.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 10:14 UTC
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RStyga: The replacement of the brass top with aluminum reducing by 100g the overall weight is an improvement. It only took them a century (in digital camera years) to come up with that but, anyway, it's a good thing. However, crippling the camera and call it a feature (or back to pure form or whatever the Book of Stupids dictates) is something very few manufacturers have dared to do but no surprise coming from Leica. I would think that removing the fiddly, complex and archaic RF mechanism would reduce the cost much more than removing LV/video but, hey, Leica's market... er, I mean engineers, know better. Try to knock a bit hard on a surface with this 'high-quality' body and see how accurate your focusing will become. Oh, well.... and the price is Leica, i.e., still for victims of the red dot. Overall, another great product form Leica. Maybe they need to reach bankruptcy without Panasonic around to wake up from their lethargic and monolithic sleep.

There is a reason "crap" exist on modern cameras. They do help photographers capture the moment. If you are used to shoot certain subjects using very basic controls that's fine, even commendable at times, but not necessarily efficient or recommended. Leica does not offer superior reliability or built quality in the digital camera market, and cameras are no longer light-tight boxes, full stop. So, what's left to be potentially offered by Leica? Lens base, image quality, ergonomics, and a competitive price. I'd agree they have the first and, occasionally, the second points covered but fail dismally on the third and fourth points.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 03:20 UTC

The replacement of the brass top with aluminum reducing by 100g the overall weight is an improvement. It only took them a century (in digital camera years) to come up with that but, anyway, it's a good thing. However, crippling the camera and call it a feature (or back to pure form or whatever the Book of Stupids dictates) is something very few manufacturers have dared to do but no surprise coming from Leica. I would think that removing the fiddly, complex and archaic RF mechanism would reduce the cost much more than removing LV/video but, hey, Leica's market... er, I mean engineers, know better. Try to knock a bit hard on a surface with this 'high-quality' body and see how accurate your focusing will become. Oh, well.... and the price is Leica, i.e., still for victims of the red dot. Overall, another great product form Leica. Maybe they need to reach bankruptcy without Panasonic around to wake up from their lethargic and monolithic sleep.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 01:19 UTC as 51st comment | 8 replies
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2124 comments in total)
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Dimit: Sony A7rii is imho the best camera one can buy today but not the best money can buy..

@ Dimit - What is the best camera money can buy, in your opinion?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 03:36 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2124 comments in total)
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Simon Stanmore: This is perhaps the first truly ground breaking DLSR in terms of spec and stills capability since the original 1DS and 5DmkII, but here's the rub (for me) ... It won't make *my* pictures (currently via Canon FF) any better for my clients or myself. On every practical level I think this sentiment applies to the vast majority of long-term photographers too.

I believe DSLM is an appropriate term.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 03:34 UTC
On article Olympus shows gains in first half financials (139 comments in total)

Now is the time, more than ever, to rationalise production and reduce models to a very small and manageable lineup. Ideally, competition should mature so that manufacturer's won't be forced to release new models so often in order to stay 'current'.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2015 at 06:16 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply

What's with the unpractical, chunky, clumsy, bulky and expensive pieces of camera leatherware? Is this the 1800s?? Looks like another Leica victim product...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2015 at 22:06 UTC as 64th comment
On article Sony Europe introduces a68 SLT with 79-point AF module (305 comments in total)
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RStyga: There is no cost saving (and no logic) behind a plastic mount. Are we certain it is plastic and not metal painted black? Just asking... it'd be very strange to have a plastic mount!

I repeat, it does not make sense. Why this is the only camera with this "feature", then? Why not implement it in other more expensive cameras, the more expensive the more sense it makes to provide such "protection", right? Wrong. Cameras, especially those that photographers use with larger & heavier lenses need a solid mount ring.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2015 at 07:37 UTC
On article Sony Europe introduces a68 SLT with 79-point AF module (305 comments in total)
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RStyga: There is no cost saving (and no logic) behind a plastic mount. Are we certain it is plastic and not metal painted black? Just asking... it'd be very strange to have a plastic mount!

None of them makes sense.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2015 at 04:54 UTC
On article Sony Europe introduces a68 SLT with 79-point AF module (305 comments in total)
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RStyga: There is no cost saving (and no logic) behind a plastic mount. Are we certain it is plastic and not metal painted black? Just asking... it'd be very strange to have a plastic mount!

I still don't understand why using a non-metal mount ring...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2015 at 03:43 UTC
On article Sony Europe introduces a68 SLT with 79-point AF module (305 comments in total)

There is no cost saving (and no logic) behind a plastic mount. Are we certain it is plastic and not metal painted black? Just asking... it'd be very strange to have a plastic mount!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 22:39 UTC as 48th comment | 14 replies
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1492 comments in total)

For those who stupidly insist that the camera is not so big blah blah, it's the person holding it small and has small hands blah blah... have a look here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZM4KG077MA

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2015 at 11:53 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply

Good move from Leica. However, the ridiculous price of the T lenses excludes considering this camera, the price of which has dropped to almost reasonable levels now, plus some people actually do not like touch screen UIs and a largish body with questionable ergonomics. I have an iPhone and iPad, no more touchscreens for me, thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 22:08 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
On article Studio tests and samples: Leica SL (beta) (750 comments in total)
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alextardif: Underwhelming ...err, no, disappointing. IQ looks same as my old A99. In fact, remarkably similar. Which isn't to say it's bad on it's own... it just not good by 2015 standards considering all of the recent releases especially considering the size, price, and ergonomic nonsense. FAIL.

It's a waste of time to try to argue about something obvious. Leica has an OK 24MP sensor and that's about it. No 'magic', no 'special' colour, no nothing. Of course, people, i.e., Leica fanatics, can dream of whatever makes them happy and can buy or just drool over SL or any other mediocre Leica camera to their heart's content. Personally, I wouldn't spent too much time about it or try to have a constructive conversation with them. They are too biased to make sense.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 10:49 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T10 Review (508 comments in total)

Any information on the digital split image focusing of this camera?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 00:13 UTC as 6th comment
On article Studio tests and samples: Leica SL (beta) (750 comments in total)
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alextardif: Underwhelming ...err, no, disappointing. IQ looks same as my old A99. In fact, remarkably similar. Which isn't to say it's bad on it's own... it just not good by 2015 standards considering all of the recent releases especially considering the size, price, and ergonomic nonsense. FAIL.

Read the hordes of comments here and elsewhere as well as the test shots at DPR and elsewhere... if you can remove your Leica glasses and blinkers before you do.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 00:02 UTC
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