AngryCorgi

AngryCorgi

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I wish blackmagic and Panasonic/Olympus would get together and make a mirrorless camera that combines the best of the blackmagic global-shutter sensors and cinema dng with the handling/AF/still capability of the M43rds cams. That would really be the closest thing to a perfect all-around semi-pro camera.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 15:30 UTC as 47th comment
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AngryCorgi: I don't understand what's going on at Leica. They keep offering these amazing cameras at disposable camera prices. Another day brings another announcement by Leica of a camera that's a total steal! Insanity! This camera would normally go for $10,000 easy! I'm floored!

If I think they should normally be worth 10,000 but they are selling them for 3,000, you then surmise that me "putting my money where my mouth is" would be buying your used one for 90,000? I knew Leica fanboys were crazy, but now I see the problem stems from a complete misunderstanding of economics.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 10:26 UTC

I don't understand what's going on at Leica. They keep offering these amazing cameras at disposable camera prices. Another day brings another announcement by Leica of a camera that's a total steal! Insanity! This camera would normally go for $10,000 easy! I'm floored!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 01:09 UTC as 64th comment | 3 replies
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X70 (248 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: A (relatively) simple optical viewfinder would have made this a cult camera and distinguished it from the GR and $300 Coolpix A.

Oh I see. Not your fault, it was mine. I forgot I wrote in response to another.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2016 at 11:30 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X70 (248 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: A (relatively) simple optical viewfinder would have made this a cult camera and distinguished it from the GR and $300 Coolpix A.

Gentlemen, I never commented on the sharpness as a function of the sensor. I don't know where this tangent started. I'm merely saying there isn't much to improve on against the GR and A.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2016 at 06:12 UTC
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AngryCorgi: Wow. That 35/2 ASPH is a steal. Talk about "priced to move"!

Nope. They are usually a little pricey, but these are real bargains!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 13:07 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X70 (248 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: A (relatively) simple optical viewfinder would have made this a cult camera and distinguished it from the GR and $300 Coolpix A.

I paid $350 plus $99 for a brand new Coolpix A and matching Nikon VF back in late 2014. You can still buy a Coolpix A for less than $600 NEW and the new GR2 is also less than $600. Both cameras have insanely sharp lenses and good sensors. The 14-bit files from my Nikon are every bit as malleable in post as my old D7000 was (in other words, fantastic DR). I just don't see that being the case with the files from the Fuji and it'll be hard for them to produce a lens as sharp or sharper than the almost perfect lenses on the other two cameras. The only way I see this camera making sense is if they have a long-term plan to expand the X70 ecosystem to include various focal ranges. Then it almost becomes part of a collection of cameras that meets a variety of needs and all have the same/similar handling.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 13:05 UTC

How do these compare, optically, with the 1st gen ones? I was not as impressed with those as I was with the metabones.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2016 at 22:16 UTC as 3rd comment

Wow. That 35/2 ASPH is a steal. Talk about "priced to move"!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2016 at 22:13 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
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HowaboutRAW: "much like a first-generation Foveon sensor"

So what about Foveon gen 2 and gen 3.

Sorry not seeing this loss in the Quattro either, The Quattros don't appear to be doing interpolation either.

No, but it is a bit of a grey area, because, again, it's an approximation, albeit based on more information than above 19M. I think up to 19MP it looks pretty good, but I also think Merrill images look even better (low ISO only).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2016 at 02:16 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: "much like a first-generation Foveon sensor"

So what about Foveon gen 2 and gen 3.

Sorry not seeing this loss in the Quattro either, The Quattros don't appear to be doing interpolation either.

The light passes thru the blue in four areas overlaying the green and red who cover the same area, but only address the 4-blue-zone as a single zone. So the luminance channel is recorded in the blue, but while the blue gets 4 samplings of color resolution, the green and red only get 1 sampling for the same sensor area. The luminance data is used to approximate fluxuations in the green and red channel through some proprietary algorithm. Anything above 19.6M is just straight up dumb interpolation.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2016 at 21:14 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: "much like a first-generation Foveon sensor"

So what about Foveon gen 2 and gen 3.

Sorry not seeing this loss in the Quattro either, The Quattros don't appear to be doing interpolation either.

Quattro doesn't do interpolation when shooting 4.9M images. It features a loss of color resolution (luminance is recorded at 19.6M as is the blue channel, but the red and green channel are only good to 4.9M) when shooting 19.6M images. All of it's higher resolution modes ARE straight interpolation.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2016 at 18:04 UTC
On article Gear of the Year Part 4: Dale's pick - Samsung NX1 (407 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Mr Baskin:

You like the EVF in the NX1 more than that in the Leica SL?

No, the SL has a better EVF.

You've crossed the line between fanboyism and insanity. Enjoy your new surroundings!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2015 at 08:45 UTC
On article Gear of the Year Part 4: Dale's pick - Samsung NX1 (407 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Mr Baskin:

You like the EVF in the NX1 more than that in the Leica SL?

No, the SL has a better EVF.

Personal preference is always open to "feel" evaluation. Thus, it's not a debate, it's an opinion. The writer has an opinion, yet you want to shout his opinion down. Unreal arrogance on your part, but par for the course when reading your posts.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 21, 2015 at 04:27 UTC
On article Gear of the Year Part 4: Dale's pick - Samsung NX1 (407 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Mr Baskin:

You like the EVF in the NX1 more than that in the Leica SL?

No, the SL has a better EVF.

You rarely defend digital Leicas...unless someone mentions one, and then you defend them. You defend them when they ARENT MENTIONED! How dare someone like the EVF in another device MORE than your blessed SL. Give it a rest and stop badgering people. Your insanity is wearing everyone's tolerance a little thin.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2015 at 00:36 UTC
On article Gear of the Year Part 4: Dale's pick - Samsung NX1 (407 comments in total)
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HowaboutRAW: Mr Baskin:

You like the EVF in the NX1 more than that in the Leica SL?

No, the SL has a better EVF.

Wow. Cue HowaboutRAW and his inane thin-skinned rambling defenses of all things Leica. Ridiculous.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2015 at 16:58 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: Cue the Leica bashing.

You aren't dense. HowaboutRAW was just excercising his ability to read textbooks and Wikipedia and also his inability to form rational, logical sentences at the same time. Meanwhile Leica issued a firmware upgrade to fix the IQ of a camera that HowaboutRAW swore was dead-to-rights perfect already and had ZERO IQ deficiencies.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 15, 2015 at 09:03 UTC

impressive results

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2015 at 23:16 UTC as 26th comment
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Zeisschen: You know your company has done a tremendous job when you read so many butthurt comments on dpreview section...

Kudos to Sony for being the biggest and most constant challenger and innovator in the camera market since 5 years! The camera world would be boring without you!

Washed out raws? Wow. I've literally never heard this claim from ANYONE. I've heard complaints about the compressed shoulder artifacts on the raws BEFORE the firmware update, but never this new complaint. Troll gonna troll.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2015 at 13:56 UTC
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Zeisschen: You know your company has done a tremendous job when you read so many butthurt comments on dpreview section...

Kudos to Sony for being the biggest and most constant challenger and innovator in the camera market since 5 years! The camera world would be boring without you!

This is rich. HowaboutRAW cries about artifacts in Sony raw files when pushed, but ignores the banding in shadows of Leica SL shots. Get real, ya troll.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2015 at 16:24 UTC
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