Anfy

Anfy

Lives in Italy Rome, Italy
Works as a Nope.
Has a website at StudioMacro.it
Joined on Nov 5, 2001
About me:

I'd like to put a film roll in my Nikon F again, but I...

Comments

Total: 89, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »
On article Fujifilm announces XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR lens (295 comments in total)
In reply to:

nerd2: $1200 for aps 2.8 zoom w/o stabilization makes no sense. It should be at least f2.0 to be competitive against FF zooms.

True, but the Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8, also OISless, is $1,396.95 (source: DPReview), and is a great lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 15:56 UTC
On article Sony a5100 First Impressions Review (588 comments in total)

Remember the old NEX-F3? Had built-in flash, and accessory port for the FDA-EV1S viewfinder. Why the newer cameras had either one or the other, but not both, goes beyond me.
Of course there is always the A6000, but:
- a slimmest body (due to a detachable viewfinder) sometimes is useful;
- why should I send my EVF to collect dust?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2014 at 16:26 UTC as 117th comment
On article Eye-Fi Mobi Wi-Fi SD card review (107 comments in total)
In reply to:

Just a Photographer: Why should we still use Eye-Fi cards now in most places we can use a 4G network?

Next to that in todays world not only your phone has wifi already, but most (consumer) camera's have wifi too.

Few years ago these cards came in handy, but nowadays aren't these eye-fi card mostly redundant? Its only a matter of time before Eye-fi will be out of business.

Correct if I am wrong: the built Wi-Fi of most cameras for file transfer just works in connection to mobile devices like phones or tablets, not PC or Mac computers.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2014 at 08:24 UTC

Yes, it is better than the D610 at ISO 3200 and especially 6400, but not so much to justify the difference in price and lack of video and dual SD slot.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2013 at 23:33 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies
On article DPReview on CreativeLIVE (142 comments in total)

Great, great to see you live after all these years (and to understand perfectly those british accents, on a lesser degree other inflections :-) ), but - as others have pointed out - who's who?

Ciao!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2013 at 22:36 UTC as 39th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review (608 comments in total)
In reply to:

Anfy: It would be interesting to compare GX7 IBIS to that of the newer Olympus cameras, i. e. the 5-axis system; once DPR made this kind of tests.
Maybe a future addition to the review?

Yes, I already read the Tyson Robichaud article, and found the results surprising (I thought GX7 IBIS could be equal to E-M5, but not better, let alone vastly better). Kudos for Panasonic if this is true, but the E-M5 should fare a little better IMHO.
That was the main reason I was hoping in another test, this time by DPReview.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 13:33 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review (608 comments in total)

It would be interesting to compare GX7 IBIS to that of the newer Olympus cameras, i. e. the 5-axis system; once DPR made this kind of tests.
Maybe a future addition to the review?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 08:29 UTC as 178th comment | 4 replies
On article Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows (1394 comments in total)
In reply to:

vFunct: Mirrorless cameras are junk. They're like cell-phone cameras, with their visual preview lag, but they're not as useful as cell phones because they aren't pocketable.

There are only two useful camera classes: dSLRs and cell phones. Everything else is a useless compromise that isn't as good as either.

There are absolutely NO professionals that use mirror less cameras at a press event. Every press photographer uses either a Nikon or Canon, while the writers use iPhones.

Mirrorless cameras aren't as good as an dSLR or a cell phone, and therefore nobody uses them.

They are junk toys.

Troll alert!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 01:47 UTC
On article Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows (1394 comments in total)
In reply to:

TFD: I guess when you lack any new ideas you dig up the old ones, I guess to be complete it should have lenses with aperture rings and manual focus only. of course given Nikon's poor user interface perhaps a shutter speed dial IS a step forward...

This is just another blatant marketing attempt, like Fuji's retro looking, non-rangefinder rangefinder cameras to eke out sales in a stagnant market, Especially as the mirorless cameras are not flying off the shelves.

Here you are:
http://www.nikonusa.com/en/Nikon-Products/Camera-Lenses/Manual/index.page .

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2013 at 17:31 UTC
On article Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows (1394 comments in total)

"Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows": c'mon DPReview, I guess you have been playing with a pre-production sample for weeks now... ;-)

Seriously, I am hoping in a hefty Hands-on Preview (ore, better, a First Impressions Review) by November the 5th!

Ciao!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2013 at 15:09 UTC as 120th comment
On photo Lego party in the Lego Toys II challenge (4 comments in total)

!!!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 23:21 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows (1394 comments in total)
In reply to:

Kenri Basar: What does "DF" stands for? Digital film?

Dust Free? :-)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2013 at 13:18 UTC
On article Canon EOS 70D Review (718 comments in total)

I know it has been asked before, but could you (DPReview) make four cameras - and not just two - to appear on the (new) Studio Comparison page?
It is a bit annoying to read the differences between the 70D and the D7100, then the E-M1 (so we have to manually switch to that camera), then again the D7100 (another switch) and so on, why are them all not displayed at the same time like in the old tool?

Ciao!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 09:50 UTC as 210th comment | 1 reply
On article Olympus Stylus 1 First Impressions Review (326 comments in total)

They managed to put a flash on the EVF "hump": why it was not possible on the E-M5/E-M1 really I do not know.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 29, 2013 at 05:48 UTC as 107th comment | 1 reply

Since each lens has a shutter, is it possible to know the latest serial numbers so to get the latest batch to avoid the chance of possible oil/dust issues, or better, can we start to complain so that Lomography will release soon a revised Exper610mental lens kit and the original gets discounted? :-)
Joking aside, I think these kind of glasses, like the Lensbaby Composer with double glass (as well as other product of the same brand), the old Spiratone Portragon 100mm, the adpted Pentax 110 lenses, or the lenscap glasses (?) and a thousand other non conventional optics, are pure fun.
Not for everyone, undoubtedly, and not for every occasion, but a timeslip in the past for those, old as me, who remember the excitement when the Polaroid or Kodak instant print came out of nothing, or the all those hours spent in the darkroom where everything was really dark, with that damned tiny yellow/green or red light and the manual dodges and burns done with metal wires, paper or bare hands. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2013 at 17:38 UTC as 21st comment
On article Another Hasselblad rebadge or Photoshopped hoax? (184 comments in total)

C'mon, everybody... for years many have been crucifixing this site for not reporting rumors, now for this divertissement the opposite becomes true...

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 00:20 UTC as 80th comment | 2 replies

As to the image posted in your hands-on review of the cameras, the FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS has a filter thread of 55mm, not 67mm as indicated above.
Ciao!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 07:08 UTC as 21st comment
On photo Amythest Mountains in the The Astonishing World of Small Structures challenge (6 comments in total)

Amazing!!!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 00:52 UTC as 6th comment
On article Olympus PEN E-P5 Review (500 comments in total)
In reply to:

Richard Murdey: This is the most "PEN-looking" of the digital PEN series yet. Pity the lenses don't really match.

Well, you can always mount - like I do on my other m4/3 cameras - some PEN F/FT lenses, like the 38mm f/1.8, 40mm f/1.4, 42mm f/1.2 or the lovely 38mm f/2.8 pancake!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 00:37 UTC
On article Roger Cicala investigates accuracy of lens adapters (49 comments in total)

I tried a Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6 F-mount on a Sony NEX-5n with a "pro" class adapter and saw some softness on the right side of the image, that - in more controlled shooting - I was not able to replicate with my Fujifilm S5 Pro (shot with the camera in portrait position, and then turned it upside down).
Obviously:
- the lens is an extreme design, can be more prone to optical flaws if used beyond the original specs;
- The 6+6MP Fuji S5 Pro resolution is not on par with the 16MP Sony 5n, maybe the latter resolving power can highlight some micro-misalignments of the glass itself;
but anyway an interesting (although a bit disappointing) test.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2013 at 16:38 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
Total: 89, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »