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!

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On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (562 comments in total)
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shademaster: really don't get it. not for soccer moms. not for enthusiasts. not small body for pros. not for face-bookers. who is it for? (I know, I'm a grumpy old man).

Not for grumpy old men, either :o)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 03:03 UTC
On Samsung NX mini First Impressions Review preview (562 comments in total)
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samfan: DPR guys, seriously, please. First impression is the exact opposite of a review. Stop calling it that. Don't hunt for clicks this way.

100% Agreed!

This "First Impressions REVIEWS" term is totally silly and unnecessary. Go back to "Previews" (because that's what they are!) and be done wit that.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 03:02 UTC
On Hungarian law bans photos taken without consent article (325 comments in total)
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bobbarber: 1) Does the government of Hungary feel this way about surveillance photos they take, or do they not take surveillance photos?

2) I received some attitude like this when I was taking photos in South America. My wife is South American, and I visit often. The narrative goes something like this: "You are a gringo, and taking photos of people (and the ornate interiors of churches, etc.) to sell for millions of dollars in a National Geographic spread." The narrative is believable to them, because they have heard it from their parents, beloved leftist professors, etc. In my case (and I suspect in most people's cases), the narrative was completely false.

I do agree that there is room for concern here, especially when photos may be used for publication. For personal use, I don't see the point. Also, I wonder about the politics here. It took me many years (decades) to realize that the governments in non-U.S. countries (I default to romanticizing them) can be as corrupt as they come (or not).

HHmmm, I see.

In my country (Brazil) I never had this kind of problem. My problems were more of those classic "you cannot use a 'professional' (DSLR) camera here", when trying to make non-paid photoshoots for friends.

Also I didn't encounter any issues in Argentina (Buenos Aires).

Not that I'm a huge street/candid photographer, mind you.
Since I ready too much DPReview and stories like in this News, I'm extra careful while shooting unkwnown people but... at least here, I know it's more of a personal thing and fear than an actual problem.

Thanks for your input. If I ever go to Ecuador I'll be careful there :)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 02:59 UTC
On Hungarian law bans photos taken without consent article (325 comments in total)
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bobbarber: 1) Does the government of Hungary feel this way about surveillance photos they take, or do they not take surveillance photos?

2) I received some attitude like this when I was taking photos in South America. My wife is South American, and I visit often. The narrative goes something like this: "You are a gringo, and taking photos of people (and the ornate interiors of churches, etc.) to sell for millions of dollars in a National Geographic spread." The narrative is believable to them, because they have heard it from their parents, beloved leftist professors, etc. In my case (and I suspect in most people's cases), the narrative was completely false.

I do agree that there is room for concern here, especially when photos may be used for publication. For personal use, I don't see the point. Also, I wonder about the politics here. It took me many years (decades) to realize that the governments in non-U.S. countries (I default to romanticizing them) can be as corrupt as they come (or not).

"South America" is a pretty big continent so YMMV.

Where, exactly, in which country, did you find problems?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 02:02 UTC
On Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! article (265 comments in total)
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neo_nights: I bet you guys do that on purpose.

I can really imagine a day in the office like:

"Hey, dudes, wanna see something cool?"
"Yeah. What?"
"I'll post an unboxing slideshow on the front page!"
"YEEEEEAAAAAAHHHHH"

You guys are naughty :o)

That explains a lot!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 02:57 UTC
On Nikon D4s unboxing: It's arrived! article (265 comments in total)

I bet you guys do that on purpose.

I can really imagine a day in the office like:

"Hey, dudes, wanna see something cool?"
"Yeah. What?"
"I'll post an unboxing slideshow on the front page!"
"YEEEEEAAAAAAHHHHH"

You guys are naughty :o)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 01:42 UTC as 70th comment | 2 replies
On Revamped camera and lens feature search now live! article (31 comments in total)
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Michael J Davis: Nice work!

But...went to compare lenses - clicked on them, couldn't see what to do next so went to 'compare side-by-side' & it gave me a list of ALL lenses. How do I get the compare selection to work?

It's a bit small and easy to miss, but the comparometer worked fine here.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 15:02 UTC
On Stunning 360-degree view from One World Trade Center article (70 comments in total)
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aramgrg: With such costs, why haven't they bought(or at least rented) D800E, I think the difference would have been visible!

Maybe the software they had to control the camera, the stiching and such was already made for a Canon camera?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2014 at 23:51 UTC
On Stunning 360-degree view from One World Trade Center article (70 comments in total)

This picture seems a kind of Sim City, but live version of it. Amazing!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2014 at 23:50 UTC as 30th comment
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PinPoint: I predict Oly will make mirrorless camera with APSC and FF sensor not long from now, when competition gets stiffer...consumer are smarter now, not necessary bigger sensor always better but bigger sensor can bring image quality to the next higher level...

@JEROME - I think the only option for Oly is to develop a new sensor technology. But they have never done that, so..... they'll have to wait someone else start doing it (perhaps the long waited Organic Sensor thing) and then adopt it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 12:53 UTC

This was my least favorite interview. A bit shallow, as if it was an interview made via email (you know, when you send all the questions, the person replies and that's it).

But I surely would like to see this guys face when Barny openly mentioned someone else's executive and with such a strong and honest statement like "Canon and Nikon would help us" :p

Well, I guess it'll be hard to beat the interview with the Fuji guy.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 10:30 UTC as 70th comment
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: Crazy times. Fujifilm designs a mirrorless camera that obviously wants to fool audience it's a DSLR. Pentax redesigns a DSLR not to look like a DSLR but like a post-modern mirrorless camera. Nikon imagines how a classic SLR would look in the age of digital, and Olympus imagines how a new breed of mirrorless can be seen as a gap between the DSLR and the typical mirrorless. Sony, on the other hand, already thinks what's next out there no one has tried beside DSLR, SLT and mirrorless, to scrap everything they've done so far and introduce that.

Hahahah!
Maybe we should go back to the beginning of the digital era, with 'futuristic' things like that: http://www.dpreview.com/products/canon/compacts/canon_pro70 or that http://www.dpreview.com/products/konicaminolta/compacts/minolta_dimage7i

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 10:14 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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KL Matt: For anyone looking for the roadmap of exactly how DPR plans to take this particular mirrorless camera down a peg or two in the full review, it's right here:
"However, in combination with the increasingly comprehensive-looking lens range, it's pretty clear that Fujifilm doesn't see the X-T1 as competing with mirrorless cameras, but with the enthusiast-level DSLRs such as the Canon 70D, Nikon D7100, and Pentax K-3."
I.e. we're going to selectively ignore the advantages of mirrorless to focus on the weaknesses by comparing apples to oranges yet again. Note that DPR is actually planning on *punishing* this Fuji in the review for having a strong lens lineup. Kafkaesque. Who the heck does this make sense to, anyone?

Really? Are you THAT worried about DPReview's review?

They provide pages and more pages of technical data, with exemples and such and then all you care is that against which camera (and final score) they compare with?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 08:31 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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Kevin Sutton: Anyone apart from me think this camera looks rather ugly? That faux-pentaprism is not very pretty, unlike the E-M1 version that harks back to the OM-2, which was a truly pretty camera. Cheers Kevin

I don't think it's ugly. Actually I think that Fuji is the only company that gets that "retro look" right.

With that said, I'm going to say that, personally, I dislike ALL cameras with that faux-prism. If I want a prism and dSLR-look I use a real dSLR.
One of the major points on mirrorless are their rangerfinder, more discreet, look.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 07:51 UTC
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Steen Bay: Rather disappointing performance, I think. Lumia 1020 has a 1/1.5" sensor with twice the area of a 1/2.3" sensor like used in for example Panasonic FZ70, and yet the FZ70 has better SNR and DR if comparing at the same exposure (same 'measured ISO'). Shows that the 1020 sensor has a rather low quantum efficiency (less than half the QE of the FZ70 sensor).

I'm with you here. Since it's a big sensor, I'd expect a better overall score.

What I fail to understand is why Nokie dropped a bigger sensor (1/1.2") in favor of a smaller one.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2014 at 13:08 UTC
On Phase One announces IQ250 50MP CMOS medium format back article (197 comments in total)
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quiquae: I wonder who makes this CMOS sensor...

According to Sony Alpha Rumors, it's the same sensor that Hasselblad is going to use. Which means, it's a Sony sensor as well.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 14:04 UTC
On Wyoming's stunning weather and landscapes in time-lapse article (231 comments in total)
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Mirrorless Crusader: This is nothing special at all. All they did was make a stop-motion video out of long exposures taken at sixty-second intervals so that you see roughly an hour of time elapse per second. Anybody who's rich enough could do that with barely any skill at all.

I know you're just trolling but I'll bite: if you look like that "It's just a...." then every photography is "just" something. We all know that photography, in theory, is an "easy" craft (at least the basics are easier to get than other art forms like drawing, painting and music). But once you're there, doing it yourself, you realise that things aren't THAT simple.

Yes, those pictures are "only" stop motion. But what about all the work involved? Actually travelling somewhere? Setting everything up? Doing literally over 100 thousands of pictures and having to select them (and throwing most out)?

But you know all that, right?

You got the attention you wanted, you may feel pleased with yourself now :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 12:46 UTC
On Wyoming's stunning weather and landscapes in time-lapse article (231 comments in total)

Breathtaking!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 12:42 UTC as 100th comment
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iae aa eia: I don't understand why some guys here don't like the idea of a modular camera. They offer lens interchangeability, the sensor is not ridiculously small, you can have them mounted on your phone (whenever you want), you can achieve far better image quality, can have easier software updates/upgrades, and even pay a lower price. Some guys are even complaining this news should be anywhere else! What is wrong with you, guys?

I love the idea! I have a Nokia 701. Imagine they have its software compatible with Symbian OS and I could buy a mount for, let's say, 200-300 bucks, and then a lens. Awesome! They can even offer handgrips!

The only problem I see with this kind of product is if they ask the same price as an equivalent camera.

I'm all for modularity. But, as someone else stated above, there's good modularity and bad modularity. As is now, things are just too kludgey.

A 'smartcamera' like Samsung's offerings makes much more sense to me as a camera-attached-to-a-phone than those current clip-ons lens-cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 03:09 UTC
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Flying Snail: I'd rather ducktape my phone to my DSLR then use this monstrosity.

BTW: Why is this not on connect? It's phone accessory, not a camera.

When those things go to Connect, people there complain "This is not smartphone/tablet, put this back to DPReview".

Also it seems people at Connect are on a vacation. Last update was one week ago.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 21:52 UTC
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