GabrielZ

GabrielZ

Joined on Feb 3, 2012

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This camera looks so much sleeker in all-black than the two-tone silver/black finish.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 21:08 UTC as 13th comment

Good on Fujifilm for doing this - other manufactures should be so bold! This is one of a few reasons I'm considering moving over to Fujifilm when I upgrade camera system soon.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 18:34 UTC as 68th comment
On Fujifilm XQ1 Preview preview (162 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 (2372 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 535th comment | 6 replies
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 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 543rd 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 78th comment
On Pentax K-3 preview (959 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 (352 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 (352 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 (140 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 39th 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 (220 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 30th 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 46th 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
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