Bexter

Bexter

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Joined on Apr 18, 2005

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On Ricoh surfs into action camera market with WG-M1 article (106 comments in total)
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Scottelly: There are digital watches, with three or even four control buttons on them, which are waterproof to 100 meters. Why can't SOMEONE make a digital action camera that has the same sort of toughness as a $100 watch? It's pretty damn pathetic, if you ask me.

A watch is sealed with screws and you don't have to take the battery out every few times you use it. It is also recommended to replace the seals when you replace the battery. Also a watch is tiny with very little space for air in it so physics help it along as well.

Making a camera with 100 meter water proofing that is also easy to get the card and battery in and out of, and keep it tiny would be very difficult and expensive. Also this camera would be next to useless at 100m as it is so dark down there and this is a small sensor. If you are diving to 100m then you can probably afford a proper dive camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 14:47 UTC
On Sony a5100 First Impressions Review preview (591 comments in total)

The a5000 does have a built in flash, the chart above says that it doesn't.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 18:36 UTC as 85th comment
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Bexter: This site is going downhill with these silly articles and multiple previews.

Simon, I appreciate your response and realize this one is a bit tongue in cheek. What I mean about multiple previews is that it just seems like there should just be a single preview and a single review rather than them coming out piecemeal.

I see why you do it this way and it probably gets more clicks. My honest feedback is that it is a bit frustrating on the front page as there is enough good topics you cover that we don't need to see links to the same camera on 3 or 4 consecutive days.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2014 at 03:40 UTC

This site is going downhill with these silly articles and multiple previews.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 17:15 UTC as 44th comment | 7 replies
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robbertleopold: According to the announcement in DP Review the Panasonic DMC-FZ1000 will become available for USD 897,99 and Pound 749,99. At the moment the equivalent of USD 897,99 is Pound 523,63. Does this mean that the FZ1000 will be 43 % more expensive in the UK than in the USA ? That can't be true. There must be a mistake in the announcement.

UK price includes 20% VAT but NA price doesn't include taxes. Still expect to pay 15-20% more in UK.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2014 at 16:40 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 Review preview (493 comments in total)
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mosc: I think the RX10 is overpriced. The lens is great but in a few years it can't be used with a newer 1" sony sensor that offers new things like 4k video or real action tracking on-chip PDAF. If they make an RX20 one day, you'll have to re-buy the lens. Maybe it'll be a little longer at tele or a little lighter but your old glass is throw away. Usually, fixed glass comes at a discount. No mount to deal with, the lens can have fewer compromises, saves money. That makes up for it. This one doesn't seem to have that.

You can't find 1" lenses that compete with this but there are plenty of APS-C sized lenses that do. The article lists a couple, the EF-S 18-135 and the very impressive sony E 18-105. There's also the 18-200 sigma that just came out which is under a pound and has 11x instead of 8x range and usable macro. The dimensions of the RX10 isn't revolutionary either compared to one of those lenses attached to a small camera. Several combos come out LIGHTER than the RX10, all are CHEAPER.

It is very expensive but this is a constant aperture f2.8 lens covering that huge range. That is what you are paying for.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 21, 2014 at 16:11 UTC
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The Davinator: No OVF. Pay extra for an EVF. Hello Canon.....anyone home?

Helps keep it small, I don't think I have ever used the viewfinder on my G11 in 3 or so years of having it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 04:32 UTC

Glad they now let me disable that Movie record button on my A77. I never use it and often hit it by mistake.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2012 at 15:32 UTC as 24th comment
On Sony announces Alpha SLT-A99 24MP full-frame camera article (92 comments in total)

Another half assed Macro ring light, we need a ring flash as my at least 15 year old Minolta one won't last forever...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 15:06 UTC as 12th comment
On Sony announces Alpha SLT-A99 24MP full-frame camera article (92 comments in total)
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nicolaiecostel: Why did they make it SLT ? How do sony people clean that mirror ? I can't imagine working with a camera like this at slow apertures. Is the dust a problem for those switching lenses frequently ?

Same problem as without a mirror, instead of the dust getting on the sensor, it gets on the mirror. What difference do "slow" apertures make?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 14:59 UTC

Do we really need to cut down the rainforest for this?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 12, 2011 at 18:39 UTC as 237th comment | 3 replies
On Nikon J1 real-world samples gallery article (336 comments in total)
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Bexter: If they released a macro lens and ringflash for this it could be a very competent macro camera as you can get such good depth of field but still good bokeh due to a prime lens.

Otherwise I think your money is better spend on a Canon G12.

Will any existing ringflashes work with it though? I doubt they will make a ringflash specifically for this camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2011 at 03:11 UTC
On Nikon J1 real-world samples gallery article (336 comments in total)

If they released a macro lens and ringflash for this it could be a very competent macro camera as you can get such good depth of field but still good bokeh due to a prime lens.

Otherwise I think your money is better spend on a Canon G12.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 16:53 UTC as 78th comment | 2 replies
On Just a drop more milk in the Coffee challenge (2 comments in total)

The aperture is f18 and flash is used so it could be a 2 sec exposure.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 7, 2009 at 20:24 UTC as 2nd comment
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