Sergey Borachev

Sergey Borachev

Lives in Australia Australia
Joined on Jan 16, 2012

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cfh25: 4' 9" - for the vertically-challenged "who require an eye-height tripod"?

Italians?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 03:25 UTC

These prices just ensure that most people continue to go to M43. I really doubt how much better quality, if any, you can get out of this Zeiss 16-50mm than the smaller, lighter and much cheaper Panasonic 12-35mm or Olympus 12-40mm

Yeah, thanks, I can stop looking at Sony cameras from now on, since they are still making good quality lenses only at such prices. So long!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2015 at 03:16 UTC as 5th comment | 8 replies
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Sergey Borachev: About time there is some improvement in IQ for M43 after more than 3 years, but will these sensors provide that?

The present IQ is not competitive. Other brands have better sensors/IQ, which means that Olympus and Panasonic are not giving us the best there is.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2015 at 02:11 UTC

About time there is some improvement in IQ for M43 after more than 3 years, but will these sensors provide that?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 11:37 UTC as 35th comment | 4 replies

Why agree to have an interview if all you won't acknowledge what is well known fact, like the lack of attention to APSC lenses and APSC pro model, or the lack of success of 1 System, and won't provide any meaningful answers or information?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 11:10 UTC as 76th comment | 2 replies
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (814 comments in total)

Er, sorry, I still fail to see what's the big deal.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 09:37 UTC as 130th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review preview (446 comments in total)

For such tiny cameras, a built-in flash is best. As it is, it can't compete with the A6000. Only for owners of M43 lenses. I will wait for the GM7.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2015 at 23:21 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
On Sony shows off upcoming full-frame lenses at Photokina article (337 comments in total)

Sony is the leader in mirrorless FF. There may not be many FE lenses today, but if it continues to release FE lenses, then it could become the one others have to catch up to when the other makers switch from DSLR FF cameras to mirrorless FF cameras. Sony could become the M43 of FF cameras and have a nice line-up of lenses, by the time the other major makers wake up. The only problem is that Sony tends to abandon a system and change directions every few years, writing off its lead and disappointing its users.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2015 at 09:17 UTC as 7th comment
On Rest in peace in the photoshop composite challenge (14 comments in total)

Very nice and good thinking. There is however something not quite right with the proportions. Can you try to make the people in the painting smaller, as they look too big and out of proportion with the sofa.

There is also a perspective mismatch. The sofa and surroundings has a clear wide angle feel but not the painting of the people. If there is room, I suggest taking the sofa etc from further back.

I think it would also be better if the colours outside of the frame can be made duller and older, especially the blue wall, to make everything look more matching.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 28, 2014 at 03:14 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (1444 comments in total)
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MadCypher: Where's the full review? This was months ago.

Don't hold your breath. My guess is that it will take another 6 months for DPR to finish this review. First, it's only a Samsung you know, i.e. not significant in a commercial sense in terms of camera business. Secondly, and guessing again, DPR probably don't know what to make of this or how to assess something so refreshingly impressive from a small player in camera industry. This happened before. DPR took a very long time to review Olympus E-M5, even though it was at the time the most impressive camera and the camera photographers most want to read a review from DPR, and Olympus is much better known for its cameras than Samsung. Thirdly, these days DPR is slowing down and they are all about Previews, First Impression Review, Hands-Ons, Sample Photos and second-hand Rumors from other sites.

;-)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 06:26 UTC
On Enthusiast mirrorless camera roundup (2014) article (309 comments in total)

I understand the feeling twoards the Nikon 1 V3 and why many do not see it as belonging this category of enthusiasts' mirrorless cameras. For mirrorless systems, the name Nikon and also the name Canon seem to have gained a certain reputation that does not indicate quality in its products. and few gets really enthusiastic about them, except for some reviewers. Many mirrorless owners won't be seen dead shooting with a Nikon or Canon MILC, kinda like driving a Volvo in past years before that brand got sold off. Ha ha.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2014 at 07:59 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Review preview (928 comments in total)

Let me summarise the review as below.

This is a wonderful little camera that could have been truly great if it had:

- Touchscreen
- ND filter
- Built-in flash

Lets hope we will see them in the LX200.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 21:02 UTC as 115th comment | 6 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production article (211 comments in total)
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Craig from Nevada: It had a good run. Olympus needs to ditch the retro look and build something that looks like a modern camera.

If Olympus ditched the OM slr look, that would be a disaster. It's a signature for Olympus' best cameras and it looks stunning in looks. Emotion and aesthetics aside, it provides a real function that many do not understand. Left eye dominant shooters have some view of the surroundings using the right eye.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 03:25 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 rumored to be out of production article (211 comments in total)

Let's hope Olympus make the E-M5 II just as long lasting. Have solid strong performances in all important basic areas. The only significant flaw in the basics for the E-M5 is the ergonomics. The same E-M1 buttons, dials, control positions should be put in the new one.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2014 at 02:53 UTC as 63rd comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)

Very impressive, really nice features, except for one thing.

For a camera of this size, a built-in flash is much more useful than a hot shoe.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 23:12 UTC as 315th comment | 6 replies
On Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses article (140 comments in total)
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Bernard Carns: Canon...Kodak....they sort of start with the same sound. Canon will have a softer landing. Are Canon lenses gonna be like Hasselblad lenses someday where you cant give them away? Both Canon and Nikon have not innovated enough. I have their glass but I'm using it on other brands bodies. Haven't bought a Canon body in years . Not buying their glass will follow.

Both Canon and Nikon, and also Pentax, have quality glass in their better lens products. Only problem is the flipping mirror in their cameras. It is one of the modern day wonders how such Stone Age "technology" has been allowed to continue to be used to this day.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 02:05 UTC
On Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses article (140 comments in total)

Already we have seen entry level DSLR prices dropping to unpredecent levels, but lens prices usually only go up. This only means one thing - Mirrorless gaining ground and the trend is accelerating. Now, if the Metabones can also drop its EF to M43 Speed Boosters, we will see even more switch from Canon DSLRs.

Divest of your Canon lenses if you are going mirrorless in the near future. They could be dumped as more and more DSLR owners discover mirrorless.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 01:15 UTC as 41st comment
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (503 comments in total)

There is little need for this model. Same IQ as all other current models. Only about $50 cheaper than the E-M10 which has a nice EVF. Even if its price should fall more and the difference becomes $100, the EVF alone make the E-M10 more worthwhile. Having to mount and dismount an EVF and the flash in this E-PL7 (which means you can only use one of these accessories) is a clear disadvantage in comparison. I suppose there will always be those who love selfies and who would buy this, even though the E-M10 is so much better.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 07:16 UTC as 122nd comment | 2 replies
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (685 comments in total)
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PGGG: End of August. Alpha 77 II price already goes down in Hong Kong . Can get te Body for 960 USD. Are we going to have a full review before they stop selling it? also would be interesting to compare with Alpha 6000 as apart from a bigger volume and weight the performances of the two cameras appear quite similar....

There are more and more cameras released and also more and more DPR previews, and then more and more First Impression Reviews, hands-ons. The Sony Alpha 77 II has to wait, being a camera that will not sell as well as numerous others. Unfortunately, this is very commercial now. I think a really interesting camera does not necessarily get any priority if it is not considered $ignificant by DPR. The E-M5 was most interesting at its release but also delayed for a very long time while some other big brand cameras get reviewed very quickly. Money talks.

I don't expect the Alpha II review or any full reviews for a very long time, as many people are now travelling to Photokina. My guess is Feb at the earliest.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 01:57 UTC
On Opinion: Do we really need the Fuji X30? article (312 comments in total)

No OVF and not retro looking. Fuji ruined it. Nothing distinguishing it from all the other compact cameras at this sort of price.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 01:08 UTC as 62nd comment | 2 replies
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