GabrielZ

GabrielZ

Joined on Feb 3, 2012

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On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera article (919 comments in total)

Being. Fuji X system fan, I'm very excited by this!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 12:51 UTC as 189th comment | 1 reply
On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan article (616 comments in total)

What an incredibly underwhelming announcement! And its not even available outside of Japan.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 17:19 UTC as 142nd comment

How do you connect a smartphone to this? Its not like they come with tripod sockets.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 20:32 UTC as 8th comment
On Nikon Df preview (2792 comments in total)

I know there are a lot of nay-sayer's here, but I like it - especially in silver, I really liked the FM-2 back in the day and the Df remind's me of that camera. I wouldn't buy one, even if I could afford it. Too big and chunky for me, as I'm moving on to compact and mirrorless, but still very pretty - I'm glad it exists.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 17:40 UTC as 573rd comment
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)
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nearprairie: If that shutter audio was real instead of sweetened, then it sounds like a dead ringer for my F3HP. (If that's already been submitted, my apology for the redundant observation.) And I agree with those who've stated, in effect, a properly--read:classically--designed DSLR is long overdue. This camera looks both intriguing and promising. Bring it, Nikon!

Battlesbridge I believe, a nice offer but I'm currently living abroad for the foreseeable future.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 21:07 UTC
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)
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nearprairie: If that shutter audio was real instead of sweetened, then it sounds like a dead ringer for my F3HP. (If that's already been submitted, my apology for the redundant observation.) And I agree with those who've stated, in effect, a properly--read:classically--designed DSLR is long overdue. This camera looks both intriguing and promising. Bring it, Nikon!

A few months ago I saw an F3HP (my dream camera back in the early 80s!) in very good condition at an antiques shop selling for between 40 and 50 quid! I contemplated purchasing it, but didn't in the end because I wouldn't go back to using film, so it would probably end up being nothing more than a paperweight.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 18:53 UTC
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)
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joexu: That is pretty big, just a DSLR with retro looks. Would've preferred a mirrorless FF

That's what I was thinking too.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 18:45 UTC
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)

What possible advantage could this retro-styled new Nikon offer over a D800? I just don't see the point frankly, unless its much more compact in size - like a Sony A7/A7R, which it doesn't seem to be.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2013 at 18:42 UTC as 383rd comment | 5 replies
On Will consumer DSLRs be 'dead in 5 years?' post (134 comments in total)

With the sophistication of mirrorless cameras these days, outside of the pro market DSLR's are looking like dinosaurs. But mirrorless are in decline too, so overall this is a worrying situation for photo enthusiasts like myself.

I'm upgrading to a X-E2 sometime over the next month or so, and I'm going to look after it because 'proper cameras' might not be so readily available in a few years time... if these doomsday predictions are accurate?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2013 at 19:27 UTC as 80th comment
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UnitedNations: Highest shutter speed is still 4000. A reviewer said if wanting to shoot wide open with the 23mm f1.4 lens one would have to invest in a ND filter.
Didn't the X-E1 already have an in built ND filter???

The X100/X100s have built-in ND filters I believe, not the X-E1 because its an inter-changeable lens camera. As for wide-open at f1.4, maybe not using this camera in bright sun-light but at lower light levels where such a large aperture would be useful, not an issue.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2013 at 17:34 UTC

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 (163 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 49th 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 (2371 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 536th comment | 6 replies
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2371 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 544th 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
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