GabrielZ

GabrielZ

Joined on Feb 3, 2012

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On Motorola Moto X Style preview and samples post (22 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 1st comment
On Motorola Moto X Style preview and samples post (22 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 8th comment | 5 replies
On Nikon D750 service advisory warns of shutter issue article (336 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 (336 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 (758 comments in total)

Impressive!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 15:45 UTC as 121st 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 (220 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 31st comment | 2 replies
On #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE article (220 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 32nd comment
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JamesD28: It's good to know Ricoh's putting quality control over getting a new product out for sales as quick as possible.....

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No worries, I didn't elaborate enough on my initial comment and turned it into an opinion without detailing the thought process behind it. Also you're correct on third party lens companies potentially getting Pentax owners business instead, that didn't occur to me, so the pressure is on Ricoh after all.

Do Tamron, Sigma etc...offer a 70-200 f2.8 in a Pentax K mount though?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 20:22 UTC
On Going solo: DxO introduces 20MP 'ONE' connected camera article (124 comments in total)

Wow what a lot of hate going on in the comments section here! Anyway I like this idea a lot, it's an ideal solution for me. Allowing me to pocket and carry around a high quality camera connected to my iPhone. The only off putting thing About it, is the very high price. I was hoping for a price point at least a couple of hundred Dollars less than this! Hopefully it'll come down...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 17:46 UTC as 7th comment
On Canon PowerShot G3 X: What you need to know article (596 comments in total)

It's nice enough, but seems to be another case of Canon's too little too late policy. The Sony and the Panasonic leave it trailing spec wise.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 15:30 UTC as 48th comment | 2 replies
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JamesD28: It's good to know Ricoh's putting quality control over getting a new product out for sales as quick as possible.....

@DSudio - My comment was not meant to put anyone down, I like Pentax/Ricoh and wish them success, as I do all other camera brands. I just reasoned that because of the smaller customer base there would be less pressure on Ricoh, thus allowing them to take more time to get this lens right.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 19:45 UTC
On Sony adds XAVC S and high bitrate video to a6000 article (180 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: Where's the rumoured a7000? I wonder if Sony are still developing APS-C MILCs at all? They're priority seems to be profitable FF MILCs and high-end compacts now. I wonder if this deemphasis of APS-C will effect future development of Sony's excellent APS-C sensor line? We've seen Sony's BSI-CMOS 1" and FF sensors, but no APS-C equivalent! This worries me a little being a Fujifilm user and their dependance on APS-C sensors...I think they use Sony sensors but with a custom Fujifilm designed colour filter array.

Patience has never been a strong point of mine and the comment above is not one of my best - LOL! I don't think Sony are going to be abandoning APS-C any time soon.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 19:33 UTC
On Sony adds XAVC S and high bitrate video to a6000 article (180 comments in total)

Where's the rumoured a7000? I wonder if Sony are still developing APS-C MILCs at all? They're priority seems to be profitable FF MILCs and high-end compacts now. I wonder if this deemphasis of APS-C will effect future development of Sony's excellent APS-C sensor line? We've seen Sony's BSI-CMOS 1" and FF sensors, but no APS-C equivalent! This worries me a little being a Fujifilm user and their dependance on APS-C sensors...I think they use Sony sensors but with a custom Fujifilm designed colour filter array.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2015 at 16:04 UTC as 21st comment | 5 replies
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JamesD28: It's good to know Ricoh's putting quality control over getting a new product out for sales as quick as possible.....

True, but is there really that many people nowadays buying Pentax lenses? They're a good but tiny-tiny niche of the market.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2015 at 15:52 UTC
On Leica Q First Impressions Review preview (564 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: Finally a Leica with a thoroughly modern specification. A nice if very pricey camera...Leica par for the course then. But why a FSD EVF when there are better options available?

Yes, I forgot about the medium format "real" Leica and was thinking about their (real Leica not Panasonic badge engineered compacts) APS-C/FF range.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 16:19 UTC
On Leica Q First Impressions Review preview (564 comments in total)

Finally a Leica with a thoroughly modern specification. A nice if very pricey camera...Leica par for the course then. But why a FSD EVF when there are better options available?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 05:49 UTC as 102nd comment | 2 replies
On Samsung launches rugged Galaxy S6 Active post (23 comments in total)

A good rugged option.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2015 at 21:21 UTC as 9th comment
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