GabrielZ

GabrielZ

Joined on Feb 3, 2012

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On Fujifilm XQ1 Preview preview (161 comments in total)

Hmmm...a bit blah then. The X-F1 was beautiful and interesting, this is just like everybody else. I can understand why Fujifilm did this, but I still don't like it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 18:25 UTC as 48th comment | 2 replies
On Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)

A good if not Earth-shattering upgrade. I would really of liked more sophisticated WiFi capabilities and Auto-ISO (aka Nikon). As well as environmental sealing and better video (headphone jack, more manual control etc...) anyway, a lot of worthwhile improvements none the less.

I'm on the cusp of upgrading my current camera and the X-E2 is still a front runner, if not by the same margin it was before this official release. Still a few important features for me missing, we'll see...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 18:05 UTC as 96th comment
On Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)
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Rod McD: Evolution, not revolution, but sensible updates - making a good camera better. As someone considering buying a mirror-less, it goes up in contention. Still not enviromentally sealed though - something Fuji needs to address in future models.

Yeah, the lack of weather sealing is the thing that most surprised me - all new cameras at almost every level are getting weather sealing nowadays... an oversight on Fujifilms part.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 05:58 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)

I was expecting improved standard ISO range, weather sealing, a headphone socket for audio monitoring of video and faster focus tracking than 3fps though. None the less a good upgrade.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 05:34 UTC as 141st comment
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)

Wow! I'm gob-smacked by the difference in size between the Alpha and the 6D - that's really a tiny full-frame camera. Impressive!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 16:40 UTC as 533rd comment | 6 replies
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)

I really like the squared off styling of these cameras, very pleasing on the eye anyway. Looking forward to the full review...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 16:18 UTC as 541st comment
On Samsung announces curved Galaxy Round post (144 comments in total)

Except maybe slightly increased comfort, for talking on next to your face or storing in a large bum pocket, what's the advantage of such a design? Seems a bit gimmicky to me, a case of doing something with new technology just for the sake of doing it, no matter how Samsung tries to spin it.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 18:10 UTC as 70th comment | 1 reply

Its aesthetic resembles that of a 1950s/60s portable radio. From the smoothed out curves of the whole body and lens, to the control dials on top, to the laser-etched body texture, which resembles that of a speaker grill...I wonder if they looked at such retro-radios for design inspiration? Anyway that's what this project remind's me of.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 17:59 UTC as 76th comment
On Pentax K-3 preview (961 comments in total)

I've always really liked Pentax's flagship DSLR's. They're compact super-solid bricks, that are always a little different (in a good way) to their main contenders in the segment. If I wasn't in the market now for something more compact and light-weight...Fujifilm should be releasing an updated X-E1s/X-E2 some time this month. I would seriously consider upgrading to this. Not so keen on the 'Ricoh' logo on the back though.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 16:42 UTC as 211th comment
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vlad0: They helped make the two best cameraphones thus far.. the N8 and the 808.. I won't be surprised if this ends up on a Microsoft phone soon..

This also could form the basis for a good photo-system on next years iPhone 6...extra resolution combined with post-capture focal control (like a Lytro camera) while still allowing the smartphone to remain super thin.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2013 at 17:28 UTC
On First Impressions Review: Using the Canon PowerShot G16 article (351 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: Give it a 1 inch sensor - EVF and it might become relevant again, oh and a touch-screen facility would be good too - Canon are market leaders in that department.

I forgot about the G1X - good camera, but Canon's G-series OVF's can't compare to the latest batch of high-res EVF's with their full coverage and no tunnel-vision effect. Give them a high frame-rate and your pretty much golden, except maybe in very low light.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2013 at 16:16 UTC
On First Impressions Review: Using the Canon PowerShot G16 article (351 comments in total)

Give it a 1 inch sensor - EVF and it might become relevant again, oh and a touch-screen facility would be good too - Canon are market leaders in that department.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2013 at 15:51 UTC as 95th comment | 6 replies
On Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS review preview (137 comments in total)

83% score - why only a silver award and not gold? The XF 14mm f2.8 got the same score and was awarded gold!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2013 at 16:45 UTC as 37th comment | 5 replies
On Nikon 1 AW1 preview (587 comments in total)

A great idea, but no hotshoe...that might be a problem. Its basically flashless, the built-in unit is puny, almost like those on smartphones.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 10:07 UTC as 134th comment | 4 replies
On Fujifilm X-M1 Review preview (217 comments in total)

They keep on mentioning the excellent image quality, but that smudging when there's high frequency green detail in the shot seems to be a major flaw, especially when taking landscape photography.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2013 at 06:19 UTC as 29th comment | 4 replies

I have no problem at all with Apple keeping the sensor at 8MP, phone sensors are tiny so adding dozens of pixels to the res is a pointless exercise, a phone's image quality is never going to be great. But for taking photos of family , friends and the occasional candid they're fine. So Apple's improvements to its smartphone are welcome and enough for me. If I want to photograph a masterpiece (lol) I'll use my 'proper' DSLR.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 16:21 UTC as 45th comment

Enough with all this low-end stuff, enthusiasts want to see an X-Pro2 and X-E2 come out - its time.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2013 at 21:08 UTC as 55th comment | 7 replies
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Robert Morris: X-E2 Please.

Out a few months? It was introduced about a year ago, I agree with Robert Morris, I want to see an X-E2 as well. Other companies refresh models after a year, why not Fujifilm?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2013 at 21:04 UTC

What! Cokin are still around? I thought they disappeared from the scene yonks ago! I had a substantial set of Cokin square filters back in the days of film and thoroughly enjoyed them. I assumed today with the digital darkroom and the advanced image processing available to all, that such filters (with the exception of polarizers, and UV ones to protect the lens) had become obsolete.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2013 at 17:10 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
On Samsung debuts Galaxy Gear smartwatch post (20 comments in total)

From the front its completely ruined by those awful dated looking exposed screw heads and from the side - its a real fatty!

What a terrible design! Samsung should of kept this in the lab. If Apple are working on a smartwatch of their own, they've got nothing to worry about here!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 12:22 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
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