GabrielZ

GabrielZ

Joined on Feb 3, 2012

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On Fujifilm X-E2 Review preview (317 comments in total)
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Eddy M: The body feels cheap plasticky!!! EM10 feels solid like a tank but cheaper.

I've used an E-M10 and it does have a solid body, but the control dials while quite nicely damped feel like the plastic they are and fragile, perched there on top of the camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2015 at 11:19 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E2 Review preview (317 comments in total)

I've ordered an X-E2 and should be receiving it over the next couple of days. I'd like to know if the electronic level is visible on the EVF too? As I read somewhere that it wasn't on the X-E1. This is important to me because I hate correcting wonky horizons in post and don't like composing photos using back panel live view.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2015 at 11:12 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On Kodak announces IM5 Android smartphone post (47 comments in total)

That venerable brand name appearing on a lot of drivel lately makes me sad.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 21:48 UTC as 9th comment
On Huawei Honor 6 Plus comes with three 8MP cameras post (41 comments in total)

There is no "Honor" here.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 06:33 UTC as 3rd comment
On Huawei Honor 6 Plus comes with three 8MP cameras post (41 comments in total)

The front-end styling and especially those icon graphics seen on the screen are totally ripping off Apple. That's what bugs me about too many Chinese manufactures, in that they plagiarise other western manufactures designs instead of coming up with their own.

Why? Don't they have any imagination? It leaves a bitter taste in the mouth...so to speak - even the 6 Plus in the name! I know this company has ambitions on becoming a well known high-end brand. But you do that by creating something unique, not just copying the designs of who you want to become like.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 06:14 UTC as 4th comment | 4 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1290 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: The dynamic range/image quality deficit seen on this camera's sensor, is probably a byproduct of that dual-pixel layout. As I've being suspecting since this sensor design was introduced with the EOS 70D. Putting basically 40 million pixels on an APS-C sized sensor is going to have a cost - image quality wise.

To Henrik - What you say is correct, but that could be due to technological refinement over time, as with any technology. I'm just saying if this sensor had 20+ MP's like its competitors instead of squeezing in 40, the DR would be closer or even superior to that of its current competitors.

Those tiny sensory light receptors must be taking some kind of toll, but with the benefit of providing improved characteristics in others - such as AF quality in video mode for instance.

I'd also like to acknowledge Dr_Jon's assertion that Canon's off-sensor data digitising, might be a factor here too.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2014 at 14:03 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1290 comments in total)

The dynamic range/image quality deficit seen on this camera's sensor, is probably a byproduct of that dual-pixel layout. As I've being suspecting since this sensor design was introduced with the EOS 70D. Putting basically 40 million pixels on an APS-C sized sensor is going to have a cost - image quality wise.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 17:18 UTC as 190th comment | 10 replies

Very interesting! If true I might be finally taking the 4/3 format seriously, as an alternative to APS-C. And I've always liked Olympus as a brand...still a Fujifilm guy for the time being though.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2014 at 15:23 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply

Really! I thought Hasselblad had stopped with this nonsense!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 21:56 UTC as 16th comment

I wonder if these extension tubes will allow the XF 60mm Macro reach 1:1 life-size rather than half life-size that it currently goes down to? I hope in the near future Fujifilm releases a ring-light for Macro work too.

It would of been nice if the tethering software also worked with OS-X, and nice little firmware upgrades for the X-E2...I do like Fujifilm!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 22:27 UTC as 27th comment | 4 replies

Very sad, I hope they make it through!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 22:17 UTC as 55th comment

Nice upgrade, it would of been nice if they had added 4K video capability too.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 22:14 UTC as 101st comment | 1 reply

Finally! I've been waiting years for this.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 21:41 UTC as 10th comment

And good riddance!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2014 at 14:04 UTC as 88th comment
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (400 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: Just as I thought it would be: A beautiful looking, overpriced, under-performing piece of kit targeted as fashionistas with more money than photo-sense...still I'm disappointed by Leica, they're doing this purely for the money, and to hell with heritage! You can see similar parallels in the German (and German owned) prestige motor industry.

I said photo-sense not sense. My point being that if the technical performance of this camera was equal to its very high price and brand reputation, I would have no issue with what it costs or represents.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 18:22 UTC
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (400 comments in total)

Just as I thought it would be: A beautiful looking, overpriced, under-performing piece of kit targeted as fashionistas with more money than photo-sense...still I'm disappointed by Leica, they're doing this purely for the money, and to hell with heritage! You can see similar parallels in the German (and German owned) prestige motor industry.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 16:54 UTC as 53rd comment | 4 replies
On Canon introduces new $78K 50-1000mm cine lens article (174 comments in total)

I'm not into cine but isn't 78 grand a hell of a lot of money to pay for one lens?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2014 at 14:51 UTC as 13th comment | 3 replies

The iPad Air 2 is quite an impressive upgrade, even though I was hoping for an even higher 3x res screen to take it to nearly 400 ppi. But the new laminated display with antireflective coating is a worthy improvement in its own right and seems to solve the Air's only real display drawback - the visual quality out in sunlight and under bright lights.

As for the iPad mini 3, that was a real disappointment! They shouldn't call it the mini 3 but more accurately the mini 2+. Apart from Touch ID and that optional gold finish its the same model as last year, with that sub-par colour gamut display (you can see the difference in colour quality between the mini and the Air) and inadequate performance nowadays of the A7 SoC for this application.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2014 at 21:27 UTC as 23rd comment | 18 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)

I think this camera's 4K video recording capabilities are compromised somewhat by the fact that there seems no facility to plug in an external mic. What's the point of super-sharp video if the sound quality can never be more than adequate.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 15:11 UTC as 142nd comment | 7 replies

Really nice! If I were in the market for a new smartphone and not already in the iPhone eco-system, I'd seriously consider this.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 09:25 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
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