neo_nights

neo_nights

Lives in Brazil Porto Alegre/RS, Brazil
Works as a Student
Joined on Oct 10, 2007
About me:

Plan? To take over the world!

Comments

Total: 296, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »
On Not dead yet: Sony announces three A-mount lenses article (100 comments in total)
In reply to:

Jane79: Another old Minolta/Sony lens re-released with the exact same optical formula, a new badge and a higher price. If anything, this is proof of Sony squeezing the last drop of profit from Alpha shooters without making any significant investment.

Actually, two of them are Zeiss lenses, not Sony/Minolta :p
(but I got your point, anyway)

What I fail to understand is: if the thing is keeping re-releasing older rebagded lenses, how come Sony hasn't yet released an affordable 70-200mm F4 "beercan"? Almost 10 years of Sony Alpha and no sign of a beercan :(

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 15:49 UTC

They charge three times the price of the original camera and can't do a decent photoshop work? Interesting how the reflection stays the same.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 22:37 UTC as 121st comment
On Readers' Showcase: Submit your best portraits! article (38 comments in total)

After seeing the first two pages and noticing that the SAME user made at least three posts (with dozens of pictures), DPR should delete that thread and start over again, with PROPER and CLEARER RULES!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2014 at 09:21 UTC as 12th comment

Was I the only one who read "A-mount" instead of "A-series" and, therefore, thought that would be a Sony camera?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 14, 2014 at 21:51 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)
In reply to:

Ad B: Hi,

was it forbidden to make pictures above ISO1600??
These pics can be made by every pretty good camera.

At the Photokina I tried the NX1, at the cameramonitor it had better pics at ISO12800 as my E-M5 with ISO6400.
To make a compareson at lower, usefull ISOs, you need a bigger and better screen (a computer).
(Or Dpreview...)

@Just a Photographer - It's not a matter of a thing to hide. But common sense and courtesy.
Many people around the Internet DO NOT read and/or understand things properly. DPReview tried to state very clearly that the camera IS NOT final production thus image quality may not be final. And that holds true for any camera manufacturer. Fine adjustments on image engine are done during the very final stages.

However, most people would see those images and say "Oh, this is sooo bad! I'm not going to buy that camera!". And then the damage is done and even if the FINAL camera is way better, the camera/manufacturer already is affected for a wrong impression caused by lack of understanding from people.

Higher ISOs are probably very bad right now and Samsung doesn't feel comfortable showing them to people for that stated reason.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 21:01 UTC
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)
In reply to:

Ad B: Hi,

was it forbidden to make pictures above ISO1600??
These pics can be made by every pretty good camera.

At the Photokina I tried the NX1, at the cameramonitor it had better pics at ISO12800 as my E-M5 with ISO6400.
To make a compareson at lower, usefull ISOs, you need a bigger and better screen (a computer).
(Or Dpreview...)

"At Samsung's request, all images in this gallery are from within the range ISO 100-1600, (...)"

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 17:40 UTC
On Samsung NX1 real-world sample images article (330 comments in total)
In reply to:

onlooker: At ISO 1600 (4_BETASAMPLE_ISO1600_SAM_0170) NR seems very heavy handed.

The thing is: right now Samsung is the only company with the re$ource$ to put some pressure on Sony (talking about sensor development here).

Sony right now has, probably, the best sensors out there. Proof is that most camera manufacturers use them. Even so, it's always good and healthy that there are competition and competitors; and a strong competitor, like Samsung. This way Sony doesn't get accommodated (Canon, anyone?) and can keep still improving.

In the end, it's a Win/Win situation for us, the consumers.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 10:55 UTC

Since there is a partnership between Sony and Hasselblad, it makes (some sort of) sense that Hassel will keep releasing Sony rebadges.

But maybe, MAYBE, we can have some more 'conventional looking' cameras instead of those... well..... THOSE!
;)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 00:45 UTC as 50th comment
In reply to:

Sante Patate: "Digital" sensors are analog devices - each pixel produces a voltage which is converted to a number by the A/D converter (http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/digitalimaging/cmosimagesensors.html) True digital sensors, that actually count photons, exist but are a ways from consumer use.

Thanks for the link!

I wonder why isn't "photography" mentioned in the possible uses. Too expensive?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2014 at 10:31 UTC
In reply to:

Sante Patate: "Digital" sensors are analog devices - each pixel produces a voltage which is converted to a number by the A/D converter (http://micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/digitalimaging/cmosimagesensors.html) True digital sensors, that actually count photons, exist but are a ways from consumer use.

Care to develop more or link to an article that explains more the difference between both, on practical terms?

I've never heard about "true" digital sensors. Seem interesting.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2014 at 08:16 UTC

All jokings aside, did anyone ever test those cameras to see if image quality-wise there was any difference? Or if the design, even if very questionable (not to say 'ugly'), is functional?

Because AFAIK even those Panasonic rebadged Leica cams have some difference here and there (not that that justify the hefty price but just out of curiosity). So I was wondering whether that could've been the case with those HasSony cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 03:32 UTC as 164th comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

neo_nights: Don't miss those Hassy cameras so much. As I'd commented on SAR, there's always some marketing "genius" loose out there, wishing to convince companies that those "luxurious" and "unique" cameras are a good way to go.

So, those guys are fired today but they'll soon find their way somewhere else :)
(Pentax/Ricoh, anyone?)

But those aren't made of wood, leather or any exotic material. That doesn't count as much :(

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 03:29 UTC
In reply to:

neo_nights: Don't miss those Hassy cameras so much. As I'd commented on SAR, there's always some marketing "genius" loose out there, wishing to convince companies that those "luxurious" and "unique" cameras are a good way to go.

So, those guys are fired today but they'll soon find their way somewhere else :)
(Pentax/Ricoh, anyone?)

Maybe now Pentax and Hasseblad can exchange their geniuses? Heheheheh!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 03:04 UTC

Don't miss those Hassy cameras so much. As I'd commented on SAR, there's always some marketing "genius" loose out there, wishing to convince companies that those "luxurious" and "unique" cameras are a good way to go.

So, those guys are fired today but they'll soon find their way somewhere else :)
(Pentax/Ricoh, anyone?)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 01:06 UTC as 180th comment | 5 replies
On A second glance: two takes on the Leica X article (378 comments in total)
In reply to:

marc petzold: nothing bad meant - but the two first woman pictures could have been made with any other camera, too..there's no special "Leica" Feeling from it, either way - also, these compositions are in nothing short any kind of something special, no offence...the 2nd picture also looks like blown out highlights into the hairs of the model, too.

I've never used a Leica (and don't bother looking at Leica's pictures on the web) so I can't say much about what to expect from a 'Leica look'.

But about your comment on the girls' pictures: yes, you are right that they aren't anything special. And I honestly think that they weren't supposed to be anything special either.

Sometimes, when shooting models, it's normal to make some 'silly' shots just to check camera's exposure and settings, to loosen up the model a bit and so on.

Probably those pictures he showed here fit in that case. Also, even if those pictures weren't great in a technical/artsy point of view, they were good enough to show us his points on the camera's flaws.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 12:53 UTC
On FroKnowsPhoto guide to DSLR video now available article (156 comments in total)
In reply to:

neo_nights: People saying "Why pay if you can get that info for free?". Well... so, why go to school, college, university and pay teachers if you can find everything on the Internet for free?

I guess some people REALLY missed my point here..... but that's fine.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2014 at 12:01 UTC
In reply to:

ThePhilips: The number 6, from the EXIF:

The New Zealand team perform the Haka after winning the Cup Final between England and New Zealand during the 2014 Hong Kong Sevens at Hong Kong International Stadium on March 30, 2014 in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Wow.

Did someone mention Hong Kong? Or did I miss something about Hong Kong?

inb4: Hong Kong.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 00:44 UTC
On FroKnowsPhoto guide to DSLR video now available article (156 comments in total)
In reply to:

neo_nights: People saying "Why pay if you can get that info for free?". Well... so, why go to school, college, university and pay teachers if you can find everything on the Internet for free?

Why? I'm just applying the same distorted 'logics' some people here are using to complain against the fact that Fro's selling his work.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2014 at 15:27 UTC
In reply to:

Adamant: When can we expect regular camera reviews to resume here on DPR? Car magazines manage to review dozens of vehicles every month. DPR has managed to review, what, two whole cameras since July?

Your guess makes sense, but...... DPReview staff has never officially stated the reason for that change, have they?

I do recall a LOT of people complaining (including myself) throughout many other posts out there and can't remember a single 'oficial' answer from the staff.

Taking the risk to be a bit too exaggerated, but it seems that since they've moved to the US, their review rate went down a lot.

Not to mention Lens Reviews that seem to have been completely abandoned. Is Andy still working here?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2014 at 01:22 UTC
On FroKnowsPhoto guide to DSLR video now available article (156 comments in total)

People saying "Why pay if you can get that info for free?". Well... so, why go to school, college, university and pay teachers if you can find everything on the Internet for free?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2014 at 01:18 UTC as 31st comment | 5 replies
Total: 296, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »