gl2k

gl2k

Lives in Austria Vienna, Austria
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Why does the headline explicitly state "iPhone" instead of smartphone ?
Wouldn't any other modern smarthphone with a decent camera work as well ? Even more since the iPhone camera is average at best.
That smacks so much like "WOW, look what an iPhone can do !!".
Using a decent Nokia gives a lot more headroom to play with.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2013 at 09:33 UTC as 41st comment | 4 replies

Holy Moly. f2.8 prime! Obviously according to Sony f2.8 is the new f1.8 (borrowing from "Sex in the City").

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2013 at 07:03 UTC as 56th comment

I'm much more impressed (in a negative sense) by the high noise of the Sony A99.
To me it looks as if it is almost a full stop behind its competitors. Is this the price you have to pay for the fixed mirror ?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2013 at 08:18 UTC as 31st comment | 4 replies
On Nokia Lumia 920 Camera Review post (66 comments in total)

Another perfect proof that phones deliver absolutely unusable images. I mean let's be honest what are those crappy images good for, except an awful FB post supplement.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2013 at 06:57 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Review article (164 comments in total)

A "Lance Armstrong" P&S. It pretends to be more than it actually is.
But so what. It's definitely not what any serious photographer would ever use but if you are a paparazzo on budget this is for your.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2013 at 06:17 UTC as 56th comment | 1 reply
On CameraMator connects your mobile devices and DSLR post (57 comments in total)

With this device attached to the camera ... I can put my flash where ?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2013 at 10:14 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On Hands-on with the Lenovo K900 post (48 comments in total)

Pretty much curious about battery endurance !!!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2013 at 08:35 UTC as 18th comment

iPhone 7 with 8k display.
Retina-display is followed by quantum-display.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2013 at 08:09 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply

Cite : "Click here to read the Sony Experia Z hands-on report"
Cite : "We haven't had a chance yet to play with the Xperia Z"

@dpreview : Are you pulling my leg?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2013 at 08:06 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X100S Digital Split Image focus - how it works article (101 comments in total)

Why would someone use manual focus ? Especially since CDAF prevents all problems with back/front focus.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2013 at 07:57 UTC as 16th comment | 6 replies
On Hands-on with the Fujifilm X100S article (57 comments in total)

Fast AF, integrated VF, standard hot shoe, handy controls layout, enough control elements to quickly do what you want. What more could one ask for ?
I'm not really a fan of this retro-look but that's just my taste.

Anyway, this camera if it holds what it promises on paper is a real winner !!!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2013 at 07:30 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Fujifilm X100S first-look preview article (146 comments in total)

Specs look great. Startup time and AF performance look awesome. Hope Fuji keeps their promises. Might even kick Sonys RX1.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 15:29 UTC as 24th comment
On Just Posted: Nikon 1 V2 Preview Samples article (226 comments in total)

In 8 months I'll buy it with a 70% discount.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2013 at 16:15 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies

On paper all these new cameras look great. But in real life more often than not these little gems reveal some quirks and shortcomings.
Mostly it's the hesitating and/or imprecise AF. Sometimes a grainy & dark EVF, ... and so on.
That said ... only thorough testing will proof if real data meets the specs.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 4, 2013 at 06:08 UTC as 54th comment | 3 replies
On Just Posted: Nikon 1 V2 Preview Samples article (226 comments in total)

Nikons pricing on the V1 is frivolous. When newly introduced it was pretty expensive but less than a year later Nikon now gives a 50% discount. Making early buyers looking really stupid. I know many early adopters will disagree but honestly guys don't you feel screwed ?
Only Sony surpasses this disgraceful behavior with its $150 lens hood for the RX1.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 3, 2013 at 07:16 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply

Laughable. Since this gadget will never ever go into mass production it will cost a (small ?) fortune. Probably (a lot) more than a decent DSLR.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 10:53 UTC as 53rd comment | 1 reply
On Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? article (1511 comments in total)

How strange ...
In the "Enthusiast Zoom Compact Camera Roundup" section dpreview tells us that there is no such thing as a "best camera". For good reasons.
Now suddenly ... wow ... we were asked to vote for the best camera of 2012. How come ?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 06:29 UTC as 567th comment | 4 replies
On Just Posted: Sony Alpha SLT-A99 review article (498 comments in total)
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jdc562: I have been using the Sony A99 intensively for about 6 weeks now, doing critical tests during the first 4 weeks, when I could return it in exchange for a Canon 5DmkIII or Nikon D800--which I planned to do if the A99 didn't meet my expectations. I do a lot of wildlife photography, mostly flying birds. I found that I prefer the electronic viewfinder (EVF) over optical ones. Sony's EVF is as sharp as optical versions (it's not some grainy screen), plus it gives me a live preview of the image, including exposure, contrast, etc., spelling the end of mistaken settings for exposure compensation. The "peaking" function in the EVF highlights the parts of the live view image that are in best focus--great for manual focus, including focus stacking. I get many more than 400 images per battery charge--easily covering a day's worth of shooting. The Sony Zeiss and Sony G lenses are excellent (see the independent tests). The A99 has done very well. So, I'm not switching to the Canon or Nikon.

The WYSIWYG concept is indeed very tempting compared to the need for continuously chimping after critical shots.
Might be a real selling point.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2012 at 06:29 UTC
On Just Posted: Sony Alpha SLT-A99 review article (498 comments in total)

Is the glass half full or half empty ?

This could be the perfect AFFORDABLE FF sports camera. Up to 10 fps in crop mode is exactly what many non-pro sports shooters would die for. But then ... Sony spoils it. The still lagging/stuttering EVF combined with an AF that is good but not excellent kills the A99 as a sports cam. What a pity. Even more sad since Canikon obviously don't care about high fps in their "below $6k" cameras.

Other than that I think the A99 is a strong competitor. Unfortunately though the D800 has reached such a low price point that it's a no-brainer to buy.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2012 at 06:18 UTC as 58th comment | 5 replies
On Fujifilm X-E1 Preview preview (410 comments in total)

video review & comparison to NEX 6

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yao-4iCzqU8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmwEQB0KM8U

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2012 at 13:18 UTC as 31st comment
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