GabrielZ

GabrielZ

Joined on Feb 3, 2012

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On Connect post Quick review: Nextbit Robin camera (44 comments in total)

The most interesting looking Android smartphone I've seen so far. Makes the Sammy S6 Edge look ordinary.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2016 at 16:59 UTC as 9th comment
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (649 comments in total)

The narrow AF point coverage and supposedly quite sluggish C-AF performance is probably why this camera is limited to 4.4 fps in FF then. The PSR mode and astrophotography credentials are really great features though. And the LED lighting is a nice touch, even though I'd still prefer proper backlit controls a-la-Nikon to LEDs projecting from the back of the rear LCD. The AA filter bracketing is yet another interesting feature.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 19:31 UTC as 83rd comment | 2 replies
On article Newly enthused: hands on with the Canon EOS 80D (706 comments in total)

The G7 X Mk II has a 'new' Digic 7 SoC, why didn't they use it in this 'new' camera too? It seems to provide some useful advantages over the Digic 6.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 18:54 UTC as 78th comment | 2 replies
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 First Impressions Review (975 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: An interesting and quite unique addition to the FF DSLR market. I'm still a little puzzled by the very slow (by contemporary standards) C-AF speeds in both FF and cropped APS-C though. I know Ricoh are probably not targeting sports and wildlife photog's here, but still...incorporating faster C-AF speeds in a camera such as this is not difficult, and one of the few advantages DSLRs still have over ILMs, with the exception of the Sony A6300...maybe? Also with so many manual controls, they could of designed in a dedicated AF point joystick. But these two things are only minor complaints really, in what is overall a nicely conceived camera.

@jonny1976 - Probably not, as this camera seems to have been designed with landscape photog's in mind...but the Nikon's do have a larger pro range of lenses to choose from, for all types of photography.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 18:36 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 First Impressions Review (975 comments in total)

An interesting and quite unique addition to the FF DSLR market. I'm still a little puzzled by the very slow (by contemporary standards) C-AF speeds in both FF and cropped APS-C though. I know Ricoh are probably not targeting sports and wildlife photog's here, but still...incorporating faster C-AF speeds in a camera such as this is not difficult, and one of the few advantages DSLRs still have over ILMs, with the exception of the Sony A6300...maybe? Also with so many manual controls, they could of designed in a dedicated AF point joystick. But these two things are only minor complaints really, in what is overall a nicely conceived camera.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 18:19 UTC as 67th comment | 11 replies
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2443 comments in total)
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LEGACYMOMENTSPHOTOGRAPHY: I remember the time when a camera was a still camera and a video camera was for video. great that you can on a still camera now, but i dont need video.

wish they would make simple just still cameras and lower the price, i love my canon 20D its a camera without the extra stuff i dont need. imaging if the used a 20D body with a 7D mark II sensor. You would get a good strong body and good images in a no frills to modern standards body. I am happy still using my 20D/30D though. seems they keep cramming stuff in to keep the prices high. Unlike computer which have gone down in price, cameras still remain quite expensive for the higher end ones.

I had a Canon EOS 20D before moving to an X-E2. A very good camera it was too, and top of its class state of the art technology (with the exception of the tiny rear LCD, the only complaint at the time) when it was released in 2004. But it feels bulky and heavy after using the X-E2, which I got because I wanted a lighter more compact interchangeable lens camera that was still APS-C, I actually tried an Oly OM-D E-M10 first, but it was faulty and left me a bit cold...just didn't do it for me despite being even more compact than the X-E2.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 17:33 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2443 comments in total)

I'm not into video, so no expert. But this video looks absolutely fine to me. No worse than anything I've seen at 1080p on YouTube.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 17:12 UTC as 200th comment
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wootpile: Ach what a bummer... I had at least hoped for
1) Different placement of shutter button
2) Better Screen!!!
3) Better EVF

IBIS would have been nice but not really expected it. I'm certain IBIS is what Sony will use exclusively to drive sales to FF.

In short though, I had several a6000 bodies during 2015. Might get one again to fool around with while I await the Fuji XT2 because the a6000 really is a nice camera. The only real downside being poor battery time, but that is a constant with most mirrorless.

Too bad Sony didn't at least put a better screen on the a6300

@EthanP99 - Always assumed the a6000 had the 2.4mil dot EVF, but yes you're right, just checked out the specs and the a6000 EVF is indeed 1.4mil dots...my mistake.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 20:55 UTC
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wootpile: Ach what a bummer... I had at least hoped for
1) Different placement of shutter button
2) Better Screen!!!
3) Better EVF

IBIS would have been nice but not really expected it. I'm certain IBIS is what Sony will use exclusively to drive sales to FF.

In short though, I had several a6000 bodies during 2015. Might get one again to fool around with while I await the Fuji XT2 because the a6000 really is a nice camera. The only real downside being poor battery time, but that is a constant with most mirrorless.

Too bad Sony didn't at least put a better screen on the a6300

This new EVF has a faster refresh rate yes, but the same resolution.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 17:32 UTC
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haiiyaa: Any improvements on the screen refresh rate? The screen on the a6000 is really slow.

A big shame it doesn't have touchscreen either :( Don't understand what sony have against touchscreens

"Don't understand what sony have against touchscreen"

Nor do I, they can be very useful things.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 17:22 UTC
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tecnoworld: "Other professional caliber video features include the ability to record Full HD at 120 fps at 100 Mbps, another first for α interchangeable lens cameras with APS-C sized sensors."

What??? The nx1 does 120fps from full sensor readout at 80mb/sec HEVC h.265, which is way better than 100mb/sec h.264!!!

@ZeneticX - Samsung's now defunct MILC. A very good camera in all departments. First of its type with Bluetooth and NFC. The first to use a BSI-CMOS APS-C sensor, the first of its type to use the H.265 CODEC etc...and all a couple of years before anybody else. The NX1 and Samsung deserve respect for that.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 17:16 UTC
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KrisAK: SonyAlphaRumors is officially dead.

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Yes indeed! They were completely off when it came to this camera.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 16:55 UTC

Its about time they released this camera! The rumours were talking about a 36MP BSI-CMOS APS-C sensor. Which res-wise I thought was overkill for such a sensor and competition for Sony's FF 36/42MP sensors/cameras. I see they've stayed with the more sensible 24MP option.

I suspect this new sensor is very similar to Fujifilm's new X-Trans (copper wiring and all that) but has a much-much larger PDAF area, covering nearly the entire sensor apparently as opposed to just 40% with the X-Trans III, which was my only disappointment with that sensor, as in nearly all other departments its apparently very good...well it is basically a Sony part after all. The 8fps with live view is very impressive, as opposed to the X-Pro2 which is still stuck at 3fps in live view. I hope Fuji sort out that drawback and add 4k when they release the X-T2 later in the year (I'm a Fuji user).

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 16:51 UTC as 336th comment

This maybe the beginning of an era where Sony produce lenses as optically good or better than the competition. Looking forward to read the reviews for these very expensive new lenses.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 16:30 UTC as 135th comment | 3 replies
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (396 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: That top view photo here of the Pen-F is particularly attractive. When I was a kid in the 70s I really would of liked to have an Olympus Trip...mainly because of the David Bailey adverts for it! The XA I also really liked, even today that one looks like a contemporary camera. The OM series SLRs of the 80s, especially the OM-3 and OM-4 also had a delicate sophistication about them.

I also remember that tiny Pentax 110 format interchangeable lens camera which I saw in the window of a photo shop in the high-street, displayed together with a few of its lenses which I fancied a lot too. But when it comes to tiny desirable cameras my creme de la creme were the Minox spy cameras and their 35mm compacts, especially the limited edition jewel like metal/precious metal versions.

That's very interesting, I wasn't aware of that.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 06:20 UTC
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (396 comments in total)

That top view photo here of the Pen-F is particularly attractive. When I was a kid in the 70s I really would of liked to have an Olympus Trip...mainly because of the David Bailey adverts for it! The XA I also really liked, even today that one looks like a contemporary camera. The OM series SLRs of the 80s, especially the OM-3 and OM-4 also had a delicate sophistication about them.

I also remember that tiny Pentax 110 format interchangeable lens camera which I saw in the window of a photo shop in the high-street, displayed together with a few of its lenses which I fancied a lot too. But when it comes to tiny desirable cameras my creme de la creme were the Minox spy cameras and their 35mm compacts, especially the limited edition jewel like metal/precious metal versions.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 18:17 UTC as 96th comment | 2 replies
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endofoto: Sony has to make difference in sensors to force us to buy new cameras. Graphene sensors can increase camera sales, bec silicon sensors cant get any better. Graphene sensors are 1000 times more light sensitive and 10 times cheaper than silicon sensors.

Graphene is one of those high-tech materials that have the potential to change a lot of things. I've been reading about new potential uses for the stuff for years and years. But nothing ever seems to get beyond the R&D labs, and into the hands of consumers.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 08:39 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1093 comments in total)
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SmilerGrogan: It does beautiful B&Ws. It would be worth it just for those alone.

Yes, I used an OM-D EM-10 for a while and its B&W output was excellent. As was overall IQ in good light, but in lower light levels, things started to fall apart a bit...more visible noise than I was used to from APS-C..

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 18:28 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1093 comments in total)

This camera is almost overkill when it comes to all those knurled knobs and dials...they're everywhere! I like it. Gives Fuji's range a run for their money in the retro-chic department. And that 80MP RAW mode is quite something...imagine the file size on that! But in the end its still uses a 4/3 sensor with its DOF and DR limitations as well as possibly increased high ISO noise levels, compared to APS-C and FF...still quite a desirable camera.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 18:18 UTC as 198th comment | 1 reply
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jaeae: Hmmm. Why 28mm (eq.) again?

Where did good old 35..40mm go to? Yes, one can crop but then some DOF control is lost, too.

I'd really like a modern version of the Oly Mju series or XA.

X100 is fine (correct lens), but maybe a bit heavy/big and no weather sealing.

So as not to compete too closely with the X100T's 35mm equivalent lens I assume. But I agree, a 28mm equivalent fixed lens on camera's such as this, is the wrong focal length choice...35mm is better.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 17:57 UTC
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