zodiacfml

zodiacfml

Lives in United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
Joined on Jun 28, 2010

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jimread: What a complete idiot.

I use a Panasonic G2 my FF DSLR's in the the loft. From the G2 I get 16" x 20" prints just as good as the DSLR and it's lighter, smaller and much much easier to use.

Jim

whatever....he's just trying to say how camera makers can survive in the future.
'So you have to go into spaces that the smartphone can't go,' he says:

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 09:20 UTC

Hey Oly and Panny, why not a MFT sensor on a fixed lens compact? Remove the AA filter while you're at it.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 09:15 UTC as 77th comment | 8 replies
On Fujifilm X100S Review preview (490 comments in total)
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David Hardaway: I just reviewed the sample images that Barney took with the original x100. Night and day difference. The x100 images are very good and with good color and detail. X100s is clearly not an award winning camera so why is the dpreview gold being awarded to a jpg snapshot camera that is grossly overpriced?

I agree with David which I believe has something to do with the blown out highlights or default exposure of the S.
I believe the x100s has to be underexposed or used with the DR expansion to maintain those highlights. It's as though Fujifilm moved the DR of this camera to the shadow regions.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 31, 2013 at 06:13 UTC
On Just posted: Canon EOS 100D / Rebel SL1 Review article (366 comments in total)

How come there's no mention of the d3200 in the review? I don't see the value of this higher priced Canon besides the better Video AF?
What I find impressive from Canon though is the 40mm lens which is high IQ despite the pancake size.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2013 at 03:57 UTC as 22nd comment
On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Preview preview (347 comments in total)
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zodiacfml: Anyone with insider secrets of camera lens making?
It's just quite hard to believe that it's possible, as good as expensive APS-C prime lenses.

I wonder how it performs, like on a d7100.

just did some searching and in a korean website, it is usable on FF at f1.8 @ 35mm.
the lens though is pretty problematic versus flare. i hope dpr will look into that in more detail.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 09:19 UTC
On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Preview preview (347 comments in total)
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zodiacfml: Anyone with insider secrets of camera lens making?
It's just quite hard to believe that it's possible, as good as expensive APS-C prime lenses.

I wonder how it performs, like on a d7100.

I thought it was an error in specs, but EF mount?! How does thing perform in a full frame?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 08:46 UTC
On Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Preview preview (347 comments in total)

Anyone with insider secrets of camera lens making?
It's just quite hard to believe that it's possible, as good as expensive APS-C prime lenses.

I wonder how it performs, like on a d7100.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 08:26 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies

Little advantage over RAW post processing or camera maker's proprietary DR enhancements.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2013 at 06:30 UTC as 14th comment
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dennishancock: I find Nokia's whitepaper on the Lumia 1020 to be pseudo-engineering without any math--a.k.a marketing hype--and only serves as the latest example of elucidation through obfuscation. It might serve to make the clueless feel they're purchasing some advanced technology, but really, how is Bayer sensor interpolation noise overcome by (electrically noisier) oversampling?

It appears to me that you just can't accept what it can do. The angle of view or how close the camera is to the subject doesn't matter in terms of detail in DPR's studio comparison tool.

Anyway, you just have to ignore Nokia's whitepaper as the advantages are sourced from it's quite large sensor and the matched optics with stabilization. I would rather having this with a moderate MP count, even at 10mp similar to the Nikon 1 just so that it is a bit better in the highlights and noise control at the highest ISOs.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2013 at 04:00 UTC
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dennishancock: I find Nokia's whitepaper on the Lumia 1020 to be pseudo-engineering without any math--a.k.a marketing hype--and only serves as the latest example of elucidation through obfuscation. It might serve to make the clueless feel they're purchasing some advanced technology, but really, how is Bayer sensor interpolation noise overcome by (electrically noisier) oversampling?

electrically? noisier??

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2013 at 18:35 UTC
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zoranT: It doesn't look more impressive than the 808 or even the N8. The 41MP shots look way over-processed and blurred. Also there is an issue with dynamic range that was also the 808's problem. The 1020 may be better in low light though, but don't hype it only because it is a new development. In compact camera /camera phone business new developments very often lead to a decrease in IQ. For example, the N8 video is better than the 808 video. I am not convinced that this time it is different.

The hype here is the decent OS instead of Symbian.....despite a long wait, maybe because they have to slim it down with some drawbacks when compared to the 808.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2013 at 04:33 UTC
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samhain: I know this will probably fall on deaf ears, but:

I ask anyone who's intrested in these cameras to resist buying them- and instead send an email/Facebook/Twitter message to Sony- let them know that excluding a Viewfinder in a camera is NOT ok. They're doing this to save money & increase the profit margin(and not pass the savings on to the customer). These are cameras, not cellphones. It's not ok.
It's only a matter of time before other camera manufacturers look at what Sony is doing and say- " If Sony can get away with it, we can too). Think it won't happen? Wait and see...

samhain is not really exact to what he's trying to say; as the viewfinder concern could mean two things. Is it excluding a built-in EVF or excluding the removal/external EVF?

anyway,the problem here is not Sony but their competition. there is nothing out there that is similar or near the RX1, and some people are willing to pay for that.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 6, 2013 at 11:32 UTC
On Sony reveals AA-filter-less Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R article (66 comments in total)
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Create Dont Imitate: The era of the AA filter will go down as a black mark in photography.

Putting a filter over the sensor with the intent of "smudging" the image... has to be one of the worst ideas in the history of photography.

It isn't a bad idea in the early days of digital and very first full frames, but it is today with huge megapixel cameras including the P&S ones.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2013 at 13:24 UTC
On Sony unleashes Cyber-shot RX100 II with BSI CMOS sensor article (174 comments in total)

I confused the announcements with the RX100 also losing the AA filter. Anyways, their pretty on top than anyone else with the RX100 II which I think many people can shell out money for despite as many people posted below that the NEX-3n has better value.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2013 at 09:14 UTC as 28th comment
On Sony reveals AA-filter-less Cyber-shot DSC-RX1R article (66 comments in total)

Sony being first again... I mean, I was thinking that "some" FF cameras will eventually lose their low pass filters since the image detail of some APS-C filterless cameras approach/equal those of the FF cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2013 at 09:07 UTC as 24th comment | 4 replies
On Leica announces X Vario zoom compact with APS-C sensor article (757 comments in total)
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davidrm: Well.... If you wander around one major haunt of the offensively rich, which is St Tropez, France, you'lll note that cameras don't figure very high on the list of rich person status symbols. And when they do, it will much more likely be the ridiculous sight of some 60 year old Russian multi millionaire snapping his, ahem, "daughter" with a Canon 1Dx and a huge L lens. Not a Leica in sight. No end of Ferraris, Aston Martins, huge Yachts, Gucci, Versace, etc etc, but zero Leica. If the rich guy status symbol theory actually panned out, this would be the no-brainer location for a Leica store. But no.

Not that I own or want a Leica, just an observation.

hmm, Leica is probably strong in the middle east. i'm about to go there for a vacation and see it myself.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2013 at 05:33 UTC

This is nothing compared to the new and revolutionary Leica X Vario! at half the price!! take that Hasselblad!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2013 at 02:46 UTC as 51st comment
On Leica announces X Vario zoom compact with APS-C sensor article (757 comments in total)

You guys don't get it. This is created to answer Hasselblad's Lunar! If you haven't noticed, the pricing is also very aggressive, you could buy two of this for one Lunar! Thanks Leica!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2013 at 02:33 UTC as 128th comment | 1 reply
On Leica announces X Vario zoom compact with APS-C sensor article (757 comments in total)

ugly. the person who could easily afford this might have already have any version/s of the M just for its looks. this one, this is NO Mini of the M.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 16:15 UTC as 250th comment
On Leica announces X Vario zoom compact with APS-C sensor article (757 comments in total)
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Calvin Chann: Have to say that I am extremely underwhelmed by this offering from Leica. I believe that it undermines the Leica brand.

it's also ugly. a nikon coolpix A looks better

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 16:04 UTC
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