GabrielZ

GabrielZ

Joined on Feb 3, 2012

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On article Nikon D750 service advisory warns of shutter issue (342 comments in total)
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dholl: high-end Canons are "made in Japan". high-end Nikons are not.

I believe this fact bares further investigation as there lies the answer to Nikon's problems.

That's what I've been suspecting too.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2015 at 11:31 UTC
On article Nikon D750 service advisory warns of shutter issue (342 comments in total)

Here we go again. QC issues with Nikons, together with a reduction in sales and that announcement that they won't be going mirrorless (the 1 series doesn't count) Nikon seems to be becoming the dinosaur of the industry.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2015 at 11:26 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies
On article Analysis: Sony a7R II and RX100 IV autofocus systems (752 comments in total)

Impressive!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 15:45 UTC as 124th comment

I've never used Hasselblad cameras, so I have no point of reference. But a lot of people in the comments below keep on saying that Hasselblad's H series medium format digitals are pigs, their lenses too apparently (I always thought Hasselblad used Zeiss optics) are they really that bad? Because almost every time I watch a video or documentary that shows pro photographers in studios taking photos, its a Hasselblad that they're using.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2015 at 18:44 UTC as 20th comment

Hallelujah! They seem to have come to their senses. I wish them well and look forward to see what they come up with.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 26, 2015 at 12:25 UTC as 33rd comment | 2 replies
On article #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE (270 comments in total)

On the other hand, you could just carry a smallish large sensor compact for a similar price in another pocket...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 15:59 UTC as 67th comment | 3 replies
On article #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE (270 comments in total)

I like this a lot! It's a great solution for day to day candids and grab photography when you aren't able to carry around your main camera. Give it a proper tripod socket, OIS and ND filter and maybe even an optical zoom and 4K video (both not deal breakers) in the same size compact body and it'll be perfect for its intended market...maybe with the second-gen version. One downside though, it's very pricey! Still really nice, even this first-gen model.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 15:42 UTC as 68th comment
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JamesD28: It's good to know Ricoh's putting quality control over getting a new product out for sales as quick as possible.....

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No worries, I didn't elaborate enough on my initial comment and turned it into an opinion without detailing the thought process behind it. Also you're correct on third party lens companies potentially getting Pentax owners business instead, that didn't occur to me, so the pressure is on Ricoh after all.

Do Tamron, Sigma etc...offer a 70-200 f2.8 in a Pentax K mount though?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 20:22 UTC
On article Going solo: DxO introduces 20MP 'ONE' connected camera (127 comments in total)

Wow what a lot of hate going on in the comments section here! Anyway I like this idea a lot, it's an ideal solution for me. Allowing me to pocket and carry around a high quality camera connected to my iPhone. The only off putting thing About it, is the very high price. I was hoping for a price point at least a couple of hundred Dollars less than this! Hopefully it'll come down...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 17:46 UTC as 9th comment
On article Canon PowerShot G3 X: What you need to know (608 comments in total)

It's nice enough, but seems to be another case of Canon's too little too late policy. The Sony and the Panasonic leave it trailing spec wise.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 15:30 UTC as 53rd comment | 2 replies
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JamesD28: It's good to know Ricoh's putting quality control over getting a new product out for sales as quick as possible.....

@DSudio - My comment was not meant to put anyone down, I like Pentax/Ricoh and wish them success, as I do all other camera brands. I just reasoned that because of the smaller customer base there would be less pressure on Ricoh, thus allowing them to take more time to get this lens right.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 19:45 UTC
On article Sony adds XAVC S and high bitrate video to a6000 (186 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: Where's the rumoured a7000? I wonder if Sony are still developing APS-C MILCs at all? They're priority seems to be profitable FF MILCs and high-end compacts now. I wonder if this deemphasis of APS-C will effect future development of Sony's excellent APS-C sensor line? We've seen Sony's BSI-CMOS 1" and FF sensors, but no APS-C equivalent! This worries me a little being a Fujifilm user and their dependance on APS-C sensors...I think they use Sony sensors but with a custom Fujifilm designed colour filter array.

Patience has never been a strong point of mine and the comment above is not one of my best - LOL! I don't think Sony are going to be abandoning APS-C any time soon.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 19:33 UTC
On article Sony adds XAVC S and high bitrate video to a6000 (186 comments in total)

Where's the rumoured a7000? I wonder if Sony are still developing APS-C MILCs at all? They're priority seems to be profitable FF MILCs and high-end compacts now. I wonder if this deemphasis of APS-C will effect future development of Sony's excellent APS-C sensor line? We've seen Sony's BSI-CMOS 1" and FF sensors, but no APS-C equivalent! This worries me a little being a Fujifilm user and their dependance on APS-C sensors...I think they use Sony sensors but with a custom Fujifilm designed colour filter array.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2015 at 16:04 UTC as 24th comment | 5 replies
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JamesD28: It's good to know Ricoh's putting quality control over getting a new product out for sales as quick as possible.....

True, but is there really that many people nowadays buying Pentax lenses? They're a good but tiny-tiny niche of the market.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2015 at 15:52 UTC
On article Leica Q First Impressions Review (601 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: Finally a Leica with a thoroughly modern specification. A nice if very pricey camera...Leica par for the course then. But why a FSD EVF when there are better options available?

Yes, I forgot about the medium format "real" Leica and was thinking about their (real Leica not Panasonic badge engineered compacts) APS-C/FF range.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 16:19 UTC
On article Leica Q First Impressions Review (601 comments in total)

Finally a Leica with a thoroughly modern specification. A nice if very pricey camera...Leica par for the course then. But why a FSD EVF when there are better options available?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 05:49 UTC as 117th comment | 2 replies
On Connect post Samsung launches rugged Galaxy S6 Active (23 comments in total)

A good rugged option.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 9, 2015 at 21:21 UTC as 9th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 offers 4K video (130 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: Very slow flash-sync speed. But never the less, seems to be a major improvement on its predecessor. Gives Oly's E-M10 a run for the money. But Panasonic cameras like Oly's leave me cold somehow.

I ordered myself an E-M10 a while back. Apart from the built-in flash that didn't work on a brand new camera! It took good photos, but I just didn't enjoy the experience. None the less I ordered a replacement which just took way too long to arrive, Oly doesn't seem to have good customer service where I am.

In the end I got fed up, so I canceled my order and replaced the Oly with a Fuji X-E2 instead, which I've been happy with ever since. Apart from being fault free, I find it to be just a nicer camera to use.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2015 at 06:12 UTC
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Bill Dusterwald: What people forget is that black and white film had a color palette. The graytones rendered by TriX is different than that of HP-5. B&W is not just the absence of color. The question is which algorithm does Leica use in profiling their sensors, and could it be changed using firmware?

Just want to clarify, Iridient doesn't give you Tri-X and HP-5 film type presets or Agfa and Ilford warm-tone paper options. Even though it does provide 11 toning effects. But mono and paper sliders that give you an enormous range of adjustment. I don't use Lightroom but that might supply similar facilities too as would other RAW developers...

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 16:58 UTC
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Bill Dusterwald: What people forget is that black and white film had a color palette. The graytones rendered by TriX is different than that of HP-5. B&W is not just the absence of color. The question is which algorithm does Leica use in profiling their sensors, and could it be changed using firmware?

I think what you're referring too can be achieved in post. Leica M's come as standard with Lightroom...so you could use that.

I use Iridient Developer for my X-E2 and that software has a great section for achieving a wide range of monochrome effects through toning, mono film type emulation (what I think you were referring too) even mono paper types!

It might defeat the purpose, to some extent, of a purely B&W sensor but the option's there. Its still monochrome.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 16:34 UTC
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