GabrielZ

GabrielZ

Joined on Feb 3, 2012

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On Hands-on with Nikon V2 article (453 comments in total)

My favorite types of photography are landscape and macro. So the increased DOF of the smaller sensor, combined with compact size, low weight, ability to change lenses and relatively affordable price, would suit me quite well. But I want to wait for a full review to see how image quality measures up. And hope that down the line Nikon releases a real macro lens for this system.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 27, 2012 at 23:47 UTC as 48th comment | 9 replies
On Hands-on with the AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR article (258 comments in total)
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JohnyP: Looks like a joke to me.

Same price as a gently used f2.8 and same size as some f2.8 zooms in same range. For example Minolta HS G APO f2.8 80-200 is same size and costs less than this f4.

I wish they had something similar to Minolta's famous beercan - 70-210 F4 (Leica design) and price of $150 on used market (which would probably mean $300-600 if it was available new.

I agree, it does look a bit chunky for an F4 but that might be because it has internal zooming.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2012 at 21:50 UTC
On Hands-on with Nikon V2 article (453 comments in total)

This is what the V1 should have been. From initial impressions here, I really quite like this little brick.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2012 at 21:44 UTC as 154th comment | 1 reply

Wow!!!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2012 at 21:33 UTC as 66th comment

Just had a look at the photo of the M's top panel. The extra thickness is part of the main body, and not due to the rear panel protrusions, a bit disappointing...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2012 at 23:07 UTC as 4th comment

Just been over the spec sheet for the M and its a full 5mm thicker than the M9/M-E! That's a big increase. I wonder why that is? They're all full-frame digital rangefinders, why the need for such an ungainly fattening? It's also quite a bit heavier. Of far less importance the video spec is really circa 2008 - motion JPEG recording and no higher than 25 fps even at 720p. But you don't purchase an M-series for video, so not a deal breaker. Apart from those minor issues this is really the M-series people in the know have been waiting for!

Just thought - the increase in thickness might be due to the new thumb grip and protrusion of the larger back panel LCD.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2012 at 12:15 UTC as 6th comment
On Sun and Fog in the Light-The Sun challenge (5 comments in total)

Very nice, really atmospheric.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2012 at 11:09 UTC as 2nd comment
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Ahmet Aydogan: Concepts like OMG Autographer, Lytro and femtophotography are definitely welcome in the world of photography. Pushing the technological and conceptual boundaries, getting image makers to explore their art/craft in new ways can only enhance the process. Will all, or any, of these technologies succeed? Only time will tell, but in the meantime they provide even more tools for all us so that we can continue to explore the world around us. There's nothing wrong with that.

Well said.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2012 at 16:22 UTC
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JackM: "If we had continued the M9 people would have thought 'OK, that's the old camera, I don't want the old one, I want the new one because the new one is the best'"

Do you really think we're that dumb? I would much rather have a classic M9 for 4800 Euros than this M-E which is deliberately styled to look second class.

FM both the Leica M and M-E have magnesium alloy bodies with brass top and bottom plates I believe. They're equally well constructed.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 20:40 UTC
On Photokina 2012: Interview - Dirk Jasper of Nikon article (220 comments in total)
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Tape5: This year is double Xmas for Nikon. They are standing way above the competition after the Photokina dust settles. I will remember 2012 with D800 and RX1.

As a long suffering Canon user too, I unfortunately have to agree with you both.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 19:54 UTC
On Photokina 2012: Interview - Dirk Jasper of Nikon article (220 comments in total)
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GiovanniB: This interview reflects a very good approach towards their customers by Nikon, including respecting the wishes of owners of legacy lenses - talk of long-term commitment in opposite to ever-faster "innovation" cycles and planned obsolescence. Congratulations - in fact if I'd not be invested in a Canon full frame system already, I'd seriously consider returning to Nikon completely today (having been a Nikon user in the film era for some time, but I wasn't completely happy with their AF bodies and some of the lenses back then).

I completely agree with you there dorff. How ever much I'm fond of my DSLR system, many a time I wish I had a more compact, much lighter camera system with similar image quality. I know there's the 4thirds and Sony's NEX mirrorless systems available, but I'd prefer something similar from a professional company like Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 19:50 UTC
On Photokina 2012: Interview - Dirk Jasper of Nikon article (220 comments in total)
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keepreal: Quite interesting. Without a doubt, if I did not already have my D300 I would be very interested in the D600 especially as all I have are three FX lenses (12-300mm is quite enough) from when I used to use film, even though nearly £2000 is a lot of money. Now "entry" level DSLRs go for £700+. How absurd. They are not entry level at all. That's just marketing.

I cannot agree with Dirk Jasper on one thing. 12mm on DX is quite wide enough for landscape photographs in which I specialise. Before, when I used my Sigma 12-24mm f4.5-5.6 EX DG at its widest with my F80 and film, I had to be careful not get my feet or own shadow in the frame. If you are interested in freakery going that wide on DX may be useful but the landscapes I like to take are real and believable.

(BTW the Mk I version of that Sigma 12-24 is brilliant, at least mine is. Some say they vary. I now use it 95% of the time as the results in landscape shots with very near objects in them brings the perspective to life .)

keepreal, the best reply to a sarcastic comment I've read in a long time! I tried to give you two likes just for that, but the system wouldn't let me.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 19:36 UTC
On Photokina 2012: Interview - Dirk Jasper of Nikon article (220 comments in total)
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Turbguy1: Hmmm...

Out-of-focus thumb, lens and camera...

Must have been using FX....

You might have a point, but even with APS-C I still have difficulty getting good DOF when shooting in macro.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 19:10 UTC
On Photokina 2012: Interview - Dirk Jasper of Nikon article (220 comments in total)
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Tom_A: Very good interview, except the interviewer could, in my opinion, have asked a few questions about the popularity of mirrorless cameras in the lower price range, and how does the N1 perform there. Etc.

That's a good point Tom.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 19:05 UTC
On Photokina 2012: Interview - Dirk Jasper of Nikon article (220 comments in total)

An excellent interview! This guy and his company really know the enthusiast photographer. Good on you Nikon.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 18:56 UTC as 19th comment
On Photokina 2012: Interview - Stephan Schulz of Leica article (221 comments in total)
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JacquesBalthazar: The S line is truly Leica at its best: innovative and obsessed with quality. I find this infintely more impressive than the nostalgia-tainted M. The S is clearly the best DSLR available out there, for very many applications. Not for all of course, but wherever ultimate quality is paramount, it is the top.

Based on output examination, the quality of the lenses and the formidable tonal gradation refinment of the pictures set it apart from 35mm DSLRs, D800(E) included.

The sheer functionality and useability set it apart from MF competitors. And, in that world, the price looks much less exotic.

Of course it is basically unaffordable for people who are not paid for top quality images, and it is not a system that normal human beings can carry all day on their shoulder (though body and one lens is not impossible).

I am delighted by the D800, and feel privileged to have been able to afford it, but am happy to have the Leica S as an aspiration for the day those Lotto numbers come out.

Right on Jacques!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 18:31 UTC
On Photokina 2012: Interview - Stephan Schulz of Leica article (221 comments in total)
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rhlpetrus: Well, a compact x 1DX is likley 4+x crop, from D800E to the S is just 1.25x crop. He doesn't know anything about the D800.

Genuine German Zeiss lenses have poor quality control! I wasn't aware of that, I always thought they were the Leica of third party lens production. Is that why I've heard that Hasselblad's latest lenses are manufactured by Fuji and not Carl Zeiss?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 18:17 UTC
On Photokina 2012: Interview - Stephan Schulz of Leica article (221 comments in total)
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Francis Carver: Why is everything Leica makes so butt-ugly?

Also, Leica's brain trust should have been following DP Review comments. They are now getting neck-deep into a legacy old school format (medium format) with their ungainly S model, when a lot of previously FF 135 format shooters are in fact moving down to APS-C, Micro 4/3rd, and 1-inch.

I guess with Leica, big and heavy and bulky somehow equates beautiful?

Heck, at least they did not come up with a brand new "Jumbo Imax" form factor and sensor camera this time around.

About Leica styling, I actually like the styling of the 'S' it has a pleasing minimalist quality about it. But what's that dial for on the new cameras left shoulder? I don't remember the S2 having such a dial...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 17:58 UTC
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Edmond Leung: This move....
If we ignore the terms and conditions of the agreement made between these two parties... then, it is
good for Sony, but not really good for Hasselblad!
Sony can strengthen its brand in digital camera by cooperating with Hasselblad. But what does Hasselblad gain from this cooperation? Technology? Financial support? or others?
Professional is professional. I don't see there is any chance for ARRI to cooperate with Canon to develop a camcoder. I don't see there is any chance for Mark Levinson to cooperate with Sanyo to develop an amplifier.

Jogger you have a point there!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 19:35 UTC

OMG that's an ugly camera! What were they thinking?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 19:32 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply
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