Marcello Zini

Marcello Zini

Lives in Italy Roma / Italy, Italy
Works as a ICT project coordinator
Joined on Aug 16, 2002

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I tried it, it's faster and more usable than the stock Samsung s4 one, it's quicker to set ev compensation, too. The composition aid is sweet but I wish I had it 12 years ago when I started photography ;)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 20:14 UTC as 10th comment
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Marcello Zini: Well, my Leica is just like that, around 40,000 units later... I wish it was worth a fraction of that money... I'm not sure if it was used to take any historical images, though :( how can I have an idea of its approximate value? Thanks

Thank you, I'll send you more details since you're so kind

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2014 at 18:29 UTC

Well, my Leica is just like that, around 40,000 units later... I wish it was worth a fraction of that money... I'm not sure if it was used to take any historical images, though :( how can I have an idea of its approximate value? Thanks

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 19:32 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies
On Never forget a Photoshop or Lightroom shortcut again article (70 comments in total)

Nice. It would be great if it could interact with PS/LR and listen where the user is so to set the 3rd select, that defaults to "Global Context", accordingly.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2014 at 18:25 UTC as 14th comment

Maybe it's me but I can't really understand this strong, generalized need for shallow DOF that emerges from some posts. It is desirable effect, sure, and sometimes it can help taking superb images. Personally, I thought small DOF was a must have when I had no idea on how to compose the background but I ended up closing the aperture on APSC to shoot events and portraits to make sure to get more than one eye in focus. I won't buy this lens as the Olympus 45 1.8 and 75 1.8 can give smaller DOF than I need (and plenty!) but, judging from the low aberrations I see on the sample P1090035.acr on the left side, it may be a great tool for some. My Nikon 50 1.4 was not as good at f1.4.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2014 at 21:29 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
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Antony John: Some of the shots on other websites are excellent. Sharpness and creamy Bokeh in abundance. One thing for sure is that Leica seldom design shoddy lenses.
m4/3 certainly looks interesting these days

This one, for instance http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Panasonic_Leica_DG_Nocticron_42-5mm_f1-2_H-NS043E/

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2014 at 21:03 UTC
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)
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Marcello Zini: I think it's really nice so far. Has anyone figured out if the onboard flash is able to fire a wireless flash Olympus/Pana compatible just as the E-m5 does? None of the reviews I read mention it but Panasonic says something good on that matter http://www.panasonic.net/avc/lumix/systemcamera/gms/gx7/optional_accessories.html

That's good to know - it'll work with my Metz oly 48 af-1 then :D
I was worried because in this video review http://www.43rumors.com/gx7-magnum-photographers-will-use-it-and-uk-tour-from-panasonic/ I couldn't see anything on the menus about remote flash settings

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2013 at 17:16 UTC
On Panasonic GX7 First Impressions Review article (1201 comments in total)

I think it's really nice so far. Has anyone figured out if the onboard flash is able to fire a wireless flash Olympus/Pana compatible just as the E-m5 does? None of the reviews I read mention it but Panasonic says something good on that matter http://www.panasonic.net/avc/lumix/systemcamera/gms/gx7/optional_accessories.html

Direct link | Posted on Aug 3, 2013 at 17:42 UTC as 247th comment | 3 replies
On Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 review article (577 comments in total)

The camera looks great, I think the em-5 will make me switch from aps-c to m43 but I want to see some more pictures, for some reasons the images I see from Nikon and Canon look better to me (more pleasing colors) than those of other brands (out of camera jpg of course).
Back to iso test I think, aside from the ISO 2006 standards, what would be of interest for the majority of us to compare high iso performance would simply be setting up a scene with identical light, similar lenses and shoot at the same shutter speed, aperture and camera ISO. This would give a real idea, of what a camera can do out in the field compared to another.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2012 at 17:20 UTC as 38th comment
On Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 review article (577 comments in total)
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FreeRadical009: I wonder how does the fact that Olympus' true ISO values differ greatly from the actual, standardized ISO values vis-a-vis High ISO results shown in this review, affect the final outcome.

The high ISO shots against the Sonys do look promising, but if it's not the true high ISO they claim it is, then I got to wonder if the sensor is really that good at all.

It's like comparing how much kilometers you get out of a liter of gasoline between two cars, except that with one, you take off everything that adds weight and you end up with a bare bones car, while on the other one, you keep the standard equipment.

Obviously the bare bones will give better performance because of the reduced weight, but that doesn't mean it will perform that good with the standard equipment on.

I'm not making this up, you can find this in DxO's site.

I think, aside from the ISO 2006 standards, what would be of interest for the majority of us to compare high iso performance would simply be setting up a scene with identical light, similar lenses and shoot at the same shutter speed and aperture varying camera ISO to match the brightness of the image. This would give a real idea of what the camera can do compared to another.

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2012 at 08:21 UTC
On Just Posted: Olympus OM-D E-M5 test samples article (458 comments in total)
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Brigcam: How are you supposed to do any meaningful comparison with this tool when the shooting parameters aren't equal?

For example, G3 vs OM-D same lens (OLYMPUS 50mm Lens) at 1600:

OM-D S:1/400 A:6.3
G3: S:1/640 A:6.3

Nevertheless, Brigcam my have a point. Assuming that dpreview tests are all made with the same power of illumination (are they?) some camera manifacturers cheat on the actual iso sensitivity, and the different shutter speed could just be that. Actually, other reviews say that the EM-5 just does that - I hope it's not true

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2012 at 21:32 UTC
On Nikon D800 and D800E 36MP full-frame DSLRs announced article (271 comments in total)
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Jmmg: 36MP? Really!? When is this My DiXX bigger than your DiXX cold war going to end? Why don't they just simply made a digital back with different MP counts for all the people believe the more MP=better photographer they will become...Few people could use a P & S camera less then 6mp to get great shots, many people paid ridicules money but their photos still looks like crap...Money and MP do not = better photographer or better pictures, just my humble 2 cents.

True what draschan says, but if only those with your specific needs would buy the D800, Nikon wouldn't be able to justify the RD put into its development. The revenue will come from all the others wanting the D800 just because pixels are cool ;)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 10:14 UTC
On Preview:canong1x (1032 comments in total)

Almost, Canon... make the next one 24-60 f 2.8-4 and I'll buy one.

Posted on Jan 9, 2012 at 17:59 UTC as 392nd comment
On Nikon 1 System First Impressions article (248 comments in total)
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Marcello Zini: I would definitely bet on the success of the plan, given the specs and the targeted audience. The point is, I was hoping to extend my nikon system with an extremely compact body to eventually screw my Nikon lenses and sb600 on just as many m4/3 users happily do by keeping an Oly pen as an extra body in addition to a dslr. It lools like we may have to forget about it, then :-/

uhmm not enough for me. I like taking shots indoor bouncing the light of a manual flash on top of the Pana LX3 but it's not dslr level, lots of details but not as much dynamic range; besides, no ttl flash. I wanted a D7000 sensor and a Nikon hot shoe in a small body, otherwise I may as well get a Sony I guess

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 15:21 UTC
On Nikon 1 System First Impressions article (248 comments in total)

I would definitely bet on the success of the plan, given the specs and the targeted audience. The point is, I was hoping to extend my nikon system with an extremely compact body to eventually screw my Nikon lenses and sb600 on just as many m4/3 users happily do by keeping an Oly pen as an extra body in addition to a dslr. It lools like we may have to forget about it, then :-/

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 21:48 UTC as 104th comment | 3 replies
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