armanius

armanius

Lives in United States Houston, TX, United States
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Joined on Feb 22, 2009

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (740 comments in total)
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armanius: I'm enjoying my LX100. Unless I'm missing an option somewhere, the auto-ISO implementation is horrible. Camera refuses to go past ISO 1600 even when the shutter speed has dropped to 1/8" at full zoom (when in aperture priority).

Using P priority doesn't change the behavior of auto-ISO. I lowered the max ISO from 25600 to 400, and auto-ISO did limit the ISO to 400 max. Then I switched it up to max ISO of 3200. Strangely, auto-ISO now uses ISO 2000 as the max. Previously, the camera refused to go past 1600. I then set max ISO back up to 25600, but camera is still limiting the ISO to 2000. Oh well, I'll just have to use M mode most of the time. Panasonic really should just implement the 1/35mm equivalent focal length rule for choosing ISO when in auto ISO mode.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 15:55 UTC

No A6000-like auto focus? Bummer.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 15:50 UTC as 154th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (740 comments in total)
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armanius: I'm enjoying my LX100. Unless I'm missing an option somewhere, the auto-ISO implementation is horrible. Camera refuses to go past ISO 1600 even when the shutter speed has dropped to 1/8" at full zoom (when in aperture priority).

My auto-ISO upper limit is at 25600 already, but the camera still refuses to go past 1600 in aperture priority. I haven't found a feature in the LX100 about either a minimum shutter speed, or prioritizing the use of auto-ISO (like in the Pentax K5). I've tried using Intelligent ISO, but it doesn't seem to change anything for me. To get around the issue, I'm just using manual control.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 23:16 UTC

Nikon, the new Leica? :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 21:51 UTC as 9th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (740 comments in total)

I'm enjoying my LX100. Unless I'm missing an option somewhere, the auto-ISO implementation is horrible. Camera refuses to go past ISO 1600 even when the shutter speed has dropped to 1/8" at full zoom (when in aperture priority).

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 21:29 UTC as 55th comment | 10 replies
On Apple iPhone 6 Plus camera review post (189 comments in total)
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armanius: What about distortion? My iPhone 5 has horrible distortion at the top and bottom of the frame (in portrait mode).

Thanks for the responses. The sharpness is there even in the edges on my iPhone 5. But people's head balloon in size!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2014 at 13:20 UTC
On Apple iPhone 6 Plus camera review post (189 comments in total)

What about distortion? My iPhone 5 has horrible distortion at the top and bottom of the frame (in portrait mode).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 13:20 UTC as 23rd comment | 4 replies
On Apple iPhone 5 Review post (16 comments in total)

Maybe I missed it, but there's no discussion about the horrible distortion at the top and bottom edges (in portrait ).

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2014 at 12:16 UTC as 2nd comment

I wonder if Sony will lower the pricing on the RX100iii ...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 14:20 UTC as 48th comment | 5 replies

Woohoo! Another f4 lens!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 15:17 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply

Will the aperture ring work w/ Oly cameras?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 16:01 UTC as 30th comment | 3 replies
On Hungarian law bans photos taken without consent article (321 comments in total)

This is rather disturbing. Take Hungary out of my list of "to visit" countries. Just imagine the scores of tourists that will be in violation of this law.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 20:48 UTC as 93rd comment | 2 replies
On Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)

"This kind of responsiveness is all-too-rare, and can only help win the confidence of customers."

I am not too keen on giving so much credit to Fuji for "improving" the X series with firmware upgrades. I'd much rather Fuji do its R&D thoroughly before releasing the product.

When the XPro1 first launched and the aperture blade chatter was bugging many people (including me), I got Fuji "front men" such as the Fuji Guys making all sorts of excuse why a user should not care about the chatter. Or how the AF really wasn't as bad as people were portraying it to be. Then Fuji started coming up with firmware upgrades fixing what Fuji was claiming to be a non-issue to begin with.

Did Fuji really believe those were non-issues? Was it sloppy testing? Or simply hoping that users won't notice or care?

I'm glad and happy that X series has improved. But let's not laud Fuji for fixing something that shouldn't have needed to be fixed if Fuji had done it right from the get go.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 16:01 UTC as 72nd comment | 2 replies
On P9250243 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

It does look pretty good, but keep in mind that the left side of the subject's face is well exposed. It looks better than the EM1 and GX7!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 23:57 UTC as 2nd comment
On P1010022 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Looks great for 3200 on a m4/3 camera! Good noise control without smearing all the details away!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 23:54 UTC as 1st comment
On DSCF6380 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

Photo looks blurry.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2013 at 02:09 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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LiSkynden: No flip out screen, no Canon G16 for me. So disapointed. I dont get why they dropped it again (G15). Make up your mind Canon. Why not making one camera that always has flip out screen.? Why drop it and then put it back and then drop it again, and ... what?

It's called incremental improvements. If a camera maker gives us everything we want, then it won't be able to sell us any more cameras. I'm confident that the swivel LCD will return soon enough.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2013 at 17:07 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-P5 Preview preview (380 comments in total)

Can anyone please explain to me why Olympus absolutely refuses to allow users to assign metering to the customizable direct function buttons in its cameras??? It's been like this for years now. We can assign every single function under the sun EXCEPT for metering. I don't get it ...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 12, 2013 at 17:29 UTC as 8th comment
On Fujifilm X100S Review preview (487 comments in total)
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armanius: So glad a major reviewer finally discussed the lack of face detection in Fuji's "advanced" cameras. I hope Fuji will implement face detection via firmware upgrade in its "advanced" cameras, and/or in its upcoming cameras.

I'm always amused at haters that resort to insults and put downs. If someone doesn't like to use face detection, keep the feature turned "off." It's hilarious to see some feel threatened by face detection. I suppose if future Fuji cameras add face detection, people like "samhain" will automatically consider to those cameras as not "real" cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2013 at 17:41 UTC
On Fujifilm X100S Review preview (487 comments in total)
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lmtfa: Their are more "CONS" listed here than their are in Pelican Bay Prison. And it still gets an 81% + Gold Award. So it has been decided by those in charge, make a "Retro" looking camera and name it Fujifilm and bingo it's a world class winner. I wish I had my Brownie that I got from Kellogg's Corn Flakes box tops. It surely would garner a 83% and don't call me Shirley:-))

Is that how ratings and awards are calculated or dished outt? Add the pros and cons? Or subtract the cons from the pros? I missed that memo.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2013 at 05:23 UTC
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