armanius

armanius

Lives in United States Houston, TX, United States
Works as a Attorney
Joined on Feb 22, 2009

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On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (228 comments in total)
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DVT80111: I want to see some sample pictures to see how useful f1.4 on a wide-angle lens is. I have been shooting Zeiss 12/2.8 and most of my picture does not need shallow DOF. With wide-angle, it is easy to compose your picture. Main subject is usually huge anyway, so isolation from background is not necessary. In fact, I rather see clear background in the picture. Am I wrong?

Yes

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 05:16 UTC
On Sony Alpha a7 II Review preview (798 comments in total)

Interesting that so many are intensively vested on what the review says. Almost as if they own Sony stock and are afraid that the camera won't sell well! Not getting a Gold Award is not the end of the world!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 17:59 UTC as 100th comment | 3 replies
On Sony Alpha a7 II Review preview (798 comments in total)
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dansclic: Yes, battery life is miserable. This is a major problem because this causes you to check every half hour if you are not going to fin d yourself in a bad position : the imposibility to take the shot at a précise moment. This is quite distrubing and his a major prpblem, as the shutter noise is, because it draws attention on you , this is very strange for a camera chose design is intended to make you invisible !

The shutter noise in the digital Leica's aren't exactly quiet either. Cameras like the X100/s/t are really quiet!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 17:52 UTC
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Jim Salvas: What fun! But, hey, guys, we're also waiting for a test of continuous AF with the E-M1’s new firmware. This would have been a good opportunity.

Thanks for the info James. I was hoping that the C-AF in the EM1 trounced the EM5-II so that I don't feel compelled to buy an EM5-II.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2015 at 15:14 UTC

Great interview. Very informative. More interviews like this please!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2015 at 15:18 UTC as 18th comment
On Sigma goes wide with 24mm F1.4 DG HSM Art lens article (184 comments in total)

Sigma should really tap into the mirrorless market a little more aggressively, especially making FE lenses as Sony is taking its time to release additional fast lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 17:19 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (930 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 160th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (930 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 13th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (930 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 114th comment | 10 replies
On Apple iPhone 6 Plus camera review post (205 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 (205 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 29th 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 66th 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 31st 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
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