GabrielZ

GabrielZ

Joined on Feb 3, 2012

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On Hands-on with Fujifilm's X100S article (62 comments in total)

Oh and the Digital Split Image focus aid brings back memories of manually focusing using the split screen and microprism ring of my old Practica back in the 80s! It seems very appropriate on this retro-styled camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2013 at 18:03 UTC as 13th comment
On Hands-on with Fujifilm's X100S article (62 comments in total)

This is a very desirable camera now that they've fixed most of the hardware and software bugs. A few caveats remain for me though - the back panel scroll wheels and dioptre adjustment look like they're constructed of very cheap plastic. As well as the vertical one seemingly way too narrow. I would also of liked to have seen the front mounted rotary focus switch seen on their other X-models rather than this side-mounted one. Apart though from those little details, I really like this camera a lot.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2013 at 17:41 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On Landscape photography: tips for your smartphone post (40 comments in total)

These fab photos just reinforce the fact that its the person behind the camera that's important, not the equipment! Impressive.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2012 at 11:02 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM Preview preview (128 comments in total)

1500 Pounds for this! Canon a reckoning is coming.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2012 at 21:06 UTC as 34th comment

I'm not a videographer, but the spec of this camcorder is very impressive! 16 bit RAW 4K video together with the global shutter feature. Should create beautiful movie footage. More and more lately Sony are coming out with very impressive products.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2012 at 22:13 UTC as 31st comment
On Hands-on with Nikon V2 article (455 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 49th 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 (455 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 155th 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 (216 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 (216 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 (216 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 (216 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 (216 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 (216 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 20th comment
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