zodiacfml

zodiacfml

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On Canon warns about dangers of counterfeit camera gear article (127 comments in total)
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garypen: If companies didn't make most of the "genuine" items in China, these almost-perfect Chinese knockoffs wouldn't happen as frequently.

@ speculatrix Thanks for that insight.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2015 at 04:18 UTC
On Sony: An eye on focus article (645 comments in total)
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sean lancaster: Impressive, but I'd love to be able to pixel peep how accurate that eye AF is in photos after seeing how impressive it looks without taking a photography in the video.

Miles better than any DSLR.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 18:39 UTC
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naththo: Fairly soft image in RAW Im afraid. 1" sensor and over 20mp is not ideal. Noise is pretty good but I think for detail and 1" sensor keep it down to at least 10mp or so.

You just took that line seriously. First, the 1 series didn't have Sony sensors so it can't stand a chance versus the RX100 sensor. Second, they have to increase the resolution eventually as the market asked for it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2015 at 03:28 UTC
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Jefftan: of all these type of camera available now

Panasonic GM1 is the best for price and IQ (both sensor and lens excellent). This is my judgement. You guys can choose to believe or not

I checked the prices and I agree...unless I would need the hot shoe for flash syncing found in the RX100 II.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 17:15 UTC
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naththo: Fairly soft image in RAW Im afraid. 1" sensor and over 20mp is not ideal. Noise is pretty good but I think for detail and 1" sensor keep it down to at least 10mp or so.

Right. The lower MP LX100 keeps up or is even better than the smaller format with almost twice MP. So, the point is valid that it has too much MP than what is meaningful or useful.

This is also the reason why Nikon started the 1 series with a moderate MP count.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 17:10 UTC
On Otus Readings: the Zeiss 85 F1.4 Otus Comparison article (221 comments in total)

That's fun. Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 16:59 UTC as 39th comment

From a unique, if not weird, perspective, I feel that Sony might actually produce a fixed lens Medium Format camera.

I just felt it when comparing the state of the art RX100 IV to other larger format cameras in 8MP (print mode) and there's a noticeable difference in image quality to smaller formats until full frame. Full frame versus MF in "print mode" makes it very hard to tell but a person with an experienced eye might have better chance to guess which is which.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2015 at 14:20 UTC as 50th comment
On Canon EOS Rebel T6i Review preview (294 comments in total)
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kodakrome: A good camera, but not a standout or groundbreaking offering.
In large companies, there's usually a constant battle for power between tech people and marketing people. Right now, it looks like the marketers are killing the tech side because they're trying to hit every price point and so there's too many models. Every camera is limited by what's above it and below it. Seven Rebels is way too many. Canon, please drop the Rebel name and just give us 4 bodies between $499 and $999. Give your lineup some breathing room. Get rid of the T3i, the T5, the T3, and the 60D.

If it were that easy, they had done it but the they still have inventory of old stuff either they produced too many or the sales are slower than expected. Actually, much worse.

Yet, they have to release new products yearly for the Rebel line to maintain prices or charge more.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 14:12 UTC

Love their answers in the interview, straightforward and humble. We also get a straight answer regarding uncompressed RAW.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 14:51 UTC as 88th comment | 2 replies
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zodiacfml: Looking even more forward, ILCs will become a smaller market and most will prefer fixed lenses as they will become cheaper than a separate lens, tighter precision/ridiculous resolution, smaller, and lighter.

It will because as people demand more resolution, lens mounts will limit the resolution which can br achieved. A fixed lens design is very optimal compared to a removable lens as they are smaller, lighter, and better resolution. A similar performing removable lens, will be bigger and more expensive than the camera and lens combo.

As resolution and quality goes higher, eventually people will appreciate uaing digital zoom and lessen the need for a huge variety of lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 19:00 UTC

Looking even more forward, ILCs will become a smaller market and most will prefer fixed lenses as they will become cheaper than a separate lens, tighter precision/ridiculous resolution, smaller, and lighter.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 11:07 UTC as 66th comment | 5 replies
On #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE article (193 comments in total)
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chrid: Panasonic's cm1 seems like a better solution

It is, even if you have the iPhone since this Dxo camera is an ergonomics nightmare to a slim and light phone.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 17:05 UTC
On #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE article (193 comments in total)

Poor ergonomics in multiple ways. The Sony QX seems better.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 14:41 UTC as 83rd comment
On #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE article (193 comments in total)
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Astrotripper: That's actually pretty interesting. Too bad it doesn't offer a standalone mode for a true point and shoot experience.

It has but they missed an opportunity (intentionally or not) by not allowing the OLED display to function as a small/poor viewfinder to frame a scene.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 14:39 UTC
On Going solo: DxO introduces 20MP 'ONE' connected camera article (124 comments in total)

Sigh, they missed a huge opportunity in this one by the very poor ergonomics which only produces more problems than solving them, which is to provide better imaging quality.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 14:27 UTC as 47th comment
On Ricoh GR II: What's new and what does it mean? article (199 comments in total)
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zodiacfml: I'd rather save money on the original or Coolpix A. These things don't add value. They could have at least upgraded the sensor together with these upgrades to complement the narrower crop option.

Good points. They still have all the original GR parts to produce this new camera and that includes the sensor. Yet, that is futile as I have seen with entry and mid level DSLRs. For example, I still see d7000's being sold.

GRs will even have more trouble when a new Coolpix A will be announced this year.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 14:17 UTC
On Ricoh GR II: What's new and what does it mean? article (199 comments in total)

I'd rather save money on the original or Coolpix A. These things don't add value. They could have at least upgraded the sensor together with these upgrades to complement the narrower crop option.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 03:39 UTC as 43rd comment | 3 replies
On Ricoh GR II: What's new and what does it mean? article (199 comments in total)
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Meuh: For this market segment I wonder why more people don't look into the Sigma DP series?

My Dp1 Merrill and Dp3 Merrill are now my main cameras in and out of the studio and the Image Quality is way beyond my Pentax k5 (16mp sony apcs sensor) at base iso.

Sure the Sigma isn't as good at higher ISO and a slower camera all round (including work flow) but you also have several focal length options.

Because they are quirky cameras and that comes from a big fan. I have a DP2 and that's my only camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 03:36 UTC

Sony upgrades their cameras as though they are personal computers or smartphones. Impressive.
I would like to see those high shutter speeds with ND filter at f1.8 for portraits in daylight.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 03:20 UTC as 59th comment
On Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II article (959 comments in total)

To Canikon, this is how you update a camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 03:12 UTC as 145th comment | 5 replies
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