PIX 2015
GabrielZ

GabrielZ

Joined on Feb 3, 2012

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Impressive tech and expensive! But you get what you pay for I suppose.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 16:16 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
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Slimjon: Who manufacturers the sensor?

I stand corrected then.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 20:43 UTC

Definitely a handsome brick of a camera! I've always liked Leica's industrial design...minimalist but functional and often quite pretty with it! I'm sure the image quality is good too. But I think Pentax's 645z is the better value device and has received generally good reviews too.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 16:21 UTC as 49th comment | 5 replies
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Slimjon: Who manufacturers the sensor?

The sensor company for the Q is TowerJazz, an Israeli based outfit of which Panasonic owns 49% I believe...that's according to Leica Rumors anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 16:16 UTC

Creepy photo!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2015 at 16:29 UTC as 9th comment
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GabrielZ: With the vast majority of the smartphone industry taken up by devices from Apple and Samsung who both now use their own proprietary SoC designs. Is their enough of it left for Qualcomm's designs to continue to make a profit over the long run?

IZO100 - If you don't want to believe me, go check out the industry statistics. As I said, apart from Apple and to a lesser extent Samsung none of the other brands are profiting in this industry. Sony, Lenovo and HTC are already in trouble and others will probably follow. Huawei and Xiaomi are gaining market share in their home country of China in particular. But their smartphone divisions are still not currently turning any significant profit. And that 's what it comes down to in the end - profits. If all these companies are unable to turn a profit in the end on smartphones, they'll exit the arena.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2015 at 19:14 UTC
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GabrielZ: With the vast majority of the smartphone industry taken up by devices from Apple and Samsung who both now use their own proprietary SoC designs. Is their enough of it left for Qualcomm's designs to continue to make a profit over the long run?

IZO100 - The combined market share of all those companies (Samsung are gradually dropping Qualcomm SoC's and Blackberry are already dead in the water) you mention here are still insignificant compared to the two big players. Only Samsung and Apple currently make any sort of profit from smartphones, its generally a loss making industry for most other players, Sony for instance are going to exit the market soon because of this. How long are all these other companies going to continue doing this at a loss? Because of this I think Qualcomm are going to have difficulties in this department going forward.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2015 at 06:01 UTC

With the vast majority of the smartphone industry taken up by devices from Apple and Samsung who both now use their own proprietary SoC designs. Is their enough of it left for Qualcomm's designs to continue to make a profit over the long run?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2015 at 16:41 UTC as 2nd comment | 7 replies
On Sony reportedly shifting focus to full-frame cameras article (454 comments in total)

This reenforces my long time suspicion now that Sony is going to exit the APS-C market altogether. And maybe the reason why the rumoured A7000 is being delayed or maybe even shelved! This concerns me because I'm a Fujifilm user and they use Sony manufactured APS-C sensors. And if they do decide to exit that market. Sony may not continue to develop APS-C sensors like they do their state of the art FF and 1" ones which are way ahead of the competition. I suppose now this increases the importance of getting into mass production that Fujifilm/Panasonic organic sensor project.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 18:47 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm announces X-T1 IR for infrared photography article (203 comments in total)

Its nice to see a mainstream manufacture other than Nikon and Canon producing professional niche cameras like this. But the price does seem rather elevated...probably due to low production numbers.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 15:34 UTC as 25th comment
On Motorola Moto X Style preview and samples post (33 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: Good results for a smartphone. But I really don't believe tiny smartphone lens's can genuinely resolve 8MP worth of detail let alone 21MP...no way! Its a marketing gimmick, the vast majority of those MP's are just eating up memory while going to waste.

@Lars Rehm - Yes the above photos do have more detail than the iPhones 8MP camera, but I don't think its 21MP's worth of detail, just like I don't think the iPhone is resolving a true 8MP worth of detail either.

My point being if Fujifilm's rep says their excellent primes were designed to resolve up to 25MP of detail at APS-C size. I don't believe tiny massed produced plastic smartphone lenses can genuinely approach that level of detail

The physics of achieving these sky-high levels of resolving power are difficult enough on standard size finely ground glass lenses, that's all.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 17:39 UTC

An excellent specification for the price. And I like the wooden back shown here.Something a little different from the Android norm then...nice!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 15:55 UTC as 2nd comment
On Motorola Moto X Style preview and samples post (33 comments in total)

Good results for a smartphone. But I really don't believe tiny smartphone lens's can genuinely resolve 8MP worth of detail let alone 21MP...no way! Its a marketing gimmick, the vast majority of those MP's are just eating up memory while going to waste.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 28, 2015 at 15:47 UTC as 18th comment | 5 replies
On Nikon D750 service advisory warns of shutter issue article (341 comments in total)
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dholl: high-end Canons are "made in Japan". high-end Nikons are not.

I believe this fact bares further investigation as there lies the answer to Nikon's problems.

That's what I've been suspecting too.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2015 at 11:31 UTC
On Nikon D750 service advisory warns of shutter issue article (341 comments in total)

Here we go again. QC issues with Nikons, together with a reduction in sales and that announcement that they won't be going mirrorless (the 1 series doesn't count) Nikon seems to be becoming the dinosaur of the industry.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2015 at 11:26 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies
On Sony: An eye on focus article (763 comments in total)

Impressive!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 15:45 UTC as 122nd comment

I've never used Hasselblad cameras, so I have no point of reference. But a lot of people in the comments below keep on saying that Hasselblad's H series medium format digitals are pigs, their lenses too apparently (I always thought Hasselblad used Zeiss optics) are they really that bad? Because almost every time I watch a video or documentary that shows pro photographers in studios taking photos, its a Hasselblad that they're using.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2015 at 18:44 UTC as 19th comment

Hallelujah! They seem to have come to their senses. I wish them well and look forward to see what they come up with.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2015 at 12:25 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies
On #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE article (238 comments in total)

On the other hand, you could just carry a smallish large sensor compact for a similar price in another pocket...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 15:59 UTC as 45th comment | 2 replies
On #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE article (238 comments in total)

I like this a lot! It's a great solution for day to day candids and grab photography when you aren't able to carry around your main camera. Give it a proper tripod socket, OIS and ND filter and maybe even an optical zoom and 4K video (both not deal breakers) in the same size compact body and it'll be perfect for its intended market...maybe with the second-gen version. One downside though, it's very pricey! Still really nice, even this first-gen model.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 15:42 UTC as 46th comment
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