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108: Geez, those A7 Sony bodies must be the ugliest cameras on the planet... even the soviet 1941 tank T34 looked better .

...and T34 looks much better then some modern cars too :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 20:11 UTC

I wonder what would be the optimal ISO for S-Log2. In A7S is 3200 but for A7II it can be too high....

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 20:09 UTC as 105th comment

is image stabilization for stills only or it's also available in video mode?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 13:49 UTC as 192nd comment | 1 reply

Good move, Nikon! Why bother making something new when it's so much easier to just repaint the old one. What's the next? Silver? Titan?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2014 at 01:38 UTC as 115th comment

good job, leica! Very nice and inexpensive camera! :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 14:54 UTC as 21st comment
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (913 comments in total)
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solomon barket: Saw the NX1 at photo plus, yesterday NYC. Camera seems nice and the test shoots look good from what I could take, around the booth of the display case. 16 to 50-2.0-2.8.
The one thing I was thinking about was the add on flash for the hot shoe. Asked the tech about the guide number and he thought it was 54. The guide number on the Nikon SB 800 is 184. Quite a difference in power. Some times I shoot the SB800 full out on manual. Concerning the flash, the tech told me that their is no TTL on the flash setting. Did not see the add on flash, so could not verify that. Maybe Samsung will add another more powerful flash unit to their line. Also saw on display a Large White 300mm lens that will be added to the system, no price set as yet. Also Samsung booth ran out of catalogs for the NX1, with all the specs.
I got into a discussion with one of the head techs, and he claims that Samsung pours there own glass, which surprised me. I thought there were only a few suppliers of glass.

I agree, the camera is new and will be full of "surprises". Will rent it first to see what this beast is capable of

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2014 at 11:58 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1869 comments in total)
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LucidStrike: To put this price in perspective, for the folks who insist it's disproportionately priced: I was about to spend $1700 on a GH4 and $900 on a 12-35mm (24-70mm) f/2.8 lens with NO intention of ever changing lenses. To get a similar sensor, similar lens, and more discreet body -- not to mention keeping the 4K -- for the cost of JUST the 12-35mm lens is a hell of a value. It's like a premium lens that comes with a free 4K-capable body to match.

LX100 4K footage quality is not even close to the one taken by GH4. I've gotten thru many samples having them downloaded and analyzed. The GH4 is much superior camera for video shooters. For stills the LX100 is pretty decent though.
Just my 2 cents

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 13:44 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (913 comments in total)
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solomon barket: Saw the NX1 at photo plus, yesterday NYC. Camera seems nice and the test shoots look good from what I could take, around the booth of the display case. 16 to 50-2.0-2.8.
The one thing I was thinking about was the add on flash for the hot shoe. Asked the tech about the guide number and he thought it was 54. The guide number on the Nikon SB 800 is 184. Quite a difference in power. Some times I shoot the SB800 full out on manual. Concerning the flash, the tech told me that their is no TTL on the flash setting. Did not see the add on flash, so could not verify that. Maybe Samsung will add another more powerful flash unit to their line. Also saw on display a Large White 300mm lens that will be added to the system, no price set as yet. Also Samsung booth ran out of catalogs for the NX1, with all the specs.
I got into a discussion with one of the head techs, and he claims that Samsung pours there own glass, which surprised me. I thought there were only a few suppliers of glass.

I can't care less about the TTL and stuff, I'm more interested about H.265 video codec and 4K feature. You can find a hundreds of other cameras with perfect TTL implementation (Canon, Nikon, etc) I don't think the NX1 is best for this purpose

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 07:02 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II: A professional's opinion article (511 comments in total)
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Wes Syposz: she never really explains why she prefers a FF...

it's a common sense. Full frame camera in most cases produces higher quality image. I have Olympus em1 and 5dIII. Each one is good at their purposes but they're not comparable IQ wise.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 17:04 UTC
On Apple iPhone 6 Plus camera review post (189 comments in total)
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SergioBR: Note 4 for me is better ! Better camera, s-pen, better low light peformance etc

I would prefer Note 4 too. I wish Iphone 6 plus was sturdier a bit

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2014 at 13:17 UTC
On GoPro announces Hero4 lineup article (109 comments in total)

the commercial video is making me buy this cam! It's amazing how much energy and skills those guys have put together to get this video.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2014 at 11:25 UTC as 3rd comment
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1667 comments in total)

idiots!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 20:25 UTC as 259th comment
On DxOMark Mobile report: Apple iPhone 6 Plus post (35 comments in total)

I wonder how much apple paid DxO. Never trusted that company. Almost every test DxO makes should be read the other way around.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2014 at 11:51 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
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abolit: I would let Fuji continue on developing their cameras to make (at least) one model 100% workable. Until then I will be using my proven DSLR

Just a Photographer!
I don't blame fuji camera simply because I returned it after testing it for a few days. As to shortcomings - well, I get the desired results using my DSLR which was impossible withe half-baked Fuji.
I pay money for a finished product, not for some experimental device. I work hard to make money , so I don't waste it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 21:56 UTC

I would let Fuji continue on developing their cameras to make (at least) one model 100% workable. Until then I will be using my proven DSLR

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 13:22 UTC as 28th comment | 5 replies
On Nikon D750: What you need to know article (107 comments in total)

" sits between the D610 and D810" ... I don't want "between" stuff, just give me a flagship like D700

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 11:13 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
On Photokina 2014: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X100T article (91 comments in total)

what's the next iteration ? x100u ? Why couldn't this camera be made right in the first place? Why the customers should pay for Fuji's failures? Poorly designed parallax, slow AF, manual focus rotating mechanism which takes forever to achieve the focus in X100? What we see in X100T is not revolution or evolution to pay for , it's just a process of fixing issues in X100. I like Fuji attitude!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 01:18 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1327 comments in total)
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rfsIII: You know why Nikon cameras are so screwed up? Because of you people and your negative comments. The engineers at Nikon are people with feelings just like you and when they read these words—even in translation—it must be devastating to their professional pride and their egos.
So instead of innovating boldly and giving us amazing cameras, they design out of hurt feelings and confusion and fear of further criticism. Hence, we get timid cameras that are confusing. Creative people thrive on positive feedback. You need to praise the good behavior, ignore the bad.
So, if you don't like what Nikon is doing, you have only yourselves to blame.

If Nikon engineers were with feelings they would listen to the customers and make a camera that would not trigger any negative comments.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 16:59 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1327 comments in total)
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djbrom: Whilst I am not a Nikon shooter, I still have interest in cameras and their features in general (just interest and curiosity) and having a quick look through the specs of this camera one thing stood out like a sore thumb. A 1/4000th shutter limit?? What on earth is Nikon thinking? This is not a 3300 or 5300 but a full frame high end model. Having had cameras with a 1/4000th shutter limit I can safely say that it really is a shortfall when using fast lenses in brighter daylight. Will Auto ISO also be able to go to ISO 50 or is it limited to ISO 100 where you have to go into the menu to enable the extended iso 50?
The biggest saving grace of this will be that you should have quite a bit of headroom to allow high ETTR and correcting in PP.

Mike Griffin, what bright sunlight has to do with aperture?
I use 1.4 almost exclusively no matter how bright / dark it is.
Even 1/8000 is not fast enough in some situations
1/4000 max ? It's a joke

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 14:00 UTC
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1327 comments in total)
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SaltLakeGuy: The 1/4000th shutter limit tells you something about the shutter quality/build. it's NOT up to the standards of others that have come and gone in the line where they didn't limit the shutter speeds. That's just for starters. For me and many the D750 will be another "no starter".

ASA 32/64 plus dynamic range of film is not the same as ISO 100 for DSLR. And I'm sure 1/1000 speed was a big limitation even in those days.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2014 at 13:46 UTC
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