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 HTC introduces the RE digital camera article (102 comments in total)
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Richard Shih: Giving Pentax *ist a run for the title for unpronounceable names.

What's unpronounceable about RE?

And.. how the hell were we supposed to pronounce *ist anyway?
Asteriskist? Starist? Pentaxstarist?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 19:00 UTC
On Tune in to DPReview Live this Thursday and Friday article (238 comments in total)
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Mark Banas: You've got the names of all the photographers to be interviewed, and of the industry reps expected to chatter on about their wares... but what of the all-important list of DPReview staff that will be appearing?
Will Rishi expound on his ultra-macro work?
Will Simon make an appearance in between meetings?
Will Barney stroke his facial hair thoughtfully?
Will Allison be the hand model for a 1Dx?
And what about the coffee??!!?

I might just have to tune in...

Will there be cats? Cats are the most important thing next to coffee.

And this is my last comment on the whole "hands" thing:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qMHNFOtjYk

:D

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 08:56 UTC
On Tune in to DPReview Live this Thursday and Friday article (238 comments in total)

Remember to have your hands and fingernails well done, guys (and gal). We will be --literally-- watching that!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 22:13 UTC as 82nd comment | 2 replies
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Lucas_: Quite interesting article. Anyway, I'd ask: why buy a GX7 if you could buy a Sony A6000...?

Well, they HAD to rush the FE production because there were NONE native fullframe lenses for the fullframe Nexes.

And now that Sony is addressing the biggest criticism (lack of lenses), people complain about lack of "dedicated" APS-C lenses?

Erm....

Let's not forget that you CAN use those FE lenses on the APS-C bodies just perfectly.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 15:10 UTC
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shutterbud: I think this might be thee most pathetic product ever launched in the photography world. Canon are truly desperate to come out with this. What a sick joke.

@ Vignes - Little girls, of course!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2014 at 03:22 UTC
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samfan: Geez, what's your problem guys, so they asked a fashion designer to make a bag and put a white camera inside it. Big deal. It's just a white camera in a white bag. Something you can buy for your wife as a gift if you you know she doesn't appreciate the standard big black cameras. (And while I don't know SmC's work she's probably known enough that the bag itself would cost as much when bought separately.)

It's not like they had to pull firmware programmers or lens designers from their work on your dreamed out Canon MILC to make this.

I'm really worried about the people who visit and take part into DPR community.

First all that noise against Allison's hands and nails and the 'Hands On Preview', now about a purse.

What's up, guys? Can't you take the idea that there are women among us?
:p

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 17:52 UTC
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shutterbud: I think this might be thee most pathetic product ever launched in the photography world. Canon are truly desperate to come out with this. What a sick joke.

Yeah. A CAMERA BAG! What a ridiculous product! Who would ever even NEED a camera bag?

Real photographers carry their cameras around their necks and fit their lenses in their pants' back pockets!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 12:25 UTC
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Nanospeed1: http://andrewvanbeek.com/fuji-x-lenses-and-full-frame/

As the guy below in the discussuion puts it, in DOF & bokeh area, FF advantage is very significant - I actually didn't expect that much difference in favor of FF...even canon at F2.0, expecting similar dof, it has much better bokeh , more blure, more pop, more 3D photo than Fuji at F1.4.... FF rules but sure it is not the holy grail for everyone. Those who want light weight and small equipment at the expense of the indisputable advantages in DOF, bokeh (also high-ISO quality and resolution) may prefer Fuji (and they got it right for sure) but for the most demanding phorographers, full frame is the choice. Actually, that was the reason Nikon finally turned to full frame long time ago too despite their early claims that "APS-C is the future for us"..... ;-).

There's a couple of things that bugs me on this Sensor Size War;

1 - When someone says that a FF sensor is 'more expensive, makes the camera bigger and slower'. Well, yes. But technology evolves. Prices drop. Ten years ago the same was said about APS-C.
I understand that companies have to 'protect' their products, but saying half-baked truths doesn't help;

2 - When people think that one sensor should 'overtake' and exclude another. Of course the bigger sensor the better image quality. But that's not the WHOLE story, of course.
If you are a wild life shooter, that need longer reach, of course an APS-C could be better. A smaller, faster sensor could be better for tracking.
But if you don't need all that reach and speed, FF is the way to go.

Really, photography has lived with that for centuries with different film sizes.

How come we are still having the same discussion?!?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 12:06 UTC
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JimBob0: Shigeki, could you tell us why, with all the letters in the alphabet, did you name a mount FE? Which isn't that dissimilar to another brand...

It's amazing how people STILL think that FE is "a new mount"!
There's ONLY ONE "E" MOUNT, PEOPLE!
FE are fullframe compatible lenses, that's all!

I wonder if Nikon users got THAT confused when they split their F-mount into DX and FX.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 11:59 UTC

I'm feeling kinda bad for companies like Fuji, Pentax (and even Nikon) that honestly want to stay focused on STILL images but have been "forced" to add video. Not only that, they have to split their resources (human and money) to develop video further.

Also those who were attached to a company hoping for it to develop stills but went the video route instead (I'm looking at you, Sony!) felt a bit disappointed to say the least.

Of course, the more things your camera can do the better.
And I understand that dSLRs and high-end mirrorless have been great for the video crowd mainly for costing a lot less than 'real' camcoders.

But.... that video obsession is getting a bit out of hand.
Specially when you see a hell of a camera like a Canon 7D Mk II and people complain because it doesn't do 4k...... really, people? Really?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 11:55 UTC as 38th comment | 2 replies
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neo_nights: Compared to Nikon's interview, I quite liked this one.
Better than I expected.

First of all he seems to have a nice sense of humor (and I do not mean it ironically). Also when he says "maybe..." about mirrorless instead of "we are/will be considering that" is very meaningful coming from a Japanese executive.

But a bit full of himself stating that Canon's APS-C and FF sensors are the best out there.

@sporty - You would be 100% right IF Mr. Maeda himself dind't clear state that the G7x sensor IS NOT a Canon. Not only that, he was quite open about it "We select the best sensor, whoever the manufacturer is. That’s our policy.".

But I agree with you when you say that 'image quality isn't everything'. When you have a job to be done, a lot of other things should be taken into account.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 18:09 UTC
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rishi o': Serious about supporting professionals, but I still hear of nothing regarding firmware updates.

Sony does release new firmware about every year.
In the shape of a new hardware.
;P

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 17:48 UTC
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: I liked this interview. Mr. Ishizuka is thoroughly honest, realistic and straightforward. He acknowledges that photographers tend to build systems around their lens collection, so he reckons Sony need to offer more lenses if they expect to counter Canikon duopoly. That's a breath of fresh air; given the way consumers are specs-led, it would be easy for Sony to concentrate on offering cameras with over-the-top specs, but they don't. Sony seem serious about the photography business. Some decades ago it was different, with pseudo-innovations that were obsolete in a few weeks' time and loads of useless gadgetry. Now Sony are more down-to-earth. That's very welcome.

Oh, please. Discussing whether Sony should or should not have dropped the 'NEX' name is soooooo last year! Move on, please!

(for the record: I also strongly disagreed when Sony chose to do that. But I'm over it)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 17:30 UTC

Compared to Nikon's interview, I quite liked this one.
Better than I expected.

First of all he seems to have a nice sense of humor (and I do not mean it ironically). Also when he says "maybe..." about mirrorless instead of "we are/will be considering that" is very meaningful coming from a Japanese executive.

But a bit full of himself stating that Canon's APS-C and FF sensors are the best out there.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 17:24 UTC as 152nd comment | 3 replies
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neo_nights: I've just came here to see whether people will criticise Barney's hands and fingernails as well... :p

Better yet, A T-REX! YEAH!

Since it only has two fingers (and very short arms), THAT would be a REAL test for accessibility!

Plus, it's a T-Rex. How cool is that???

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 23:54 UTC
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Retzius: They are still "studying demand" for a D300 successor?

translation - if the 7D Mk II does good then we have to make one too, but we are too scared to launch our product first because then some executive in the company would have to commit hari kari if it sells poorly

@ Retzius - The correct term is "harakiri". You've swapped and 'a' and an 'i' there.
Also..... isn't Nikon ALREADY the leader in the camera industry (at least for DSLRs)?!

Also there hasn't been a hell lot of innovation from Canon side either.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 19:14 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: If you read carefully, there's a lot of information here. There's lots of interest in the D750 (like there were so many other exciting products at the show). The D610, which costs less than the D750, should appeal to people who want to spend less. We hope what happened with the D600 won't happen again but can't promise.

Some people who use DX cameras have already moved to FX. Others would like to and there are also some who aren't interested. Listening to customers seems like a good idea. Most importantly, we haven't ruled anything in or ruled anything out.

In Portuguese there's a saying that goes more or less like this (I don't know if there's an English equivalent of that):

"It may be. Or it may not be. Quite the contrary."

That sums up the whole information the interview has.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 19:12 UTC
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Jogger: Rumour is that the D4x will be 54mp (basically a 24mp APSc sensor scaled up to FF). Pair that with Otus lenses, and there really isnt a need for MF anymore.

That's a case of "different tools for different jobs", right?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 19:07 UTC
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Jogger: Rumour is that the D4x will be 54mp (basically a 24mp APSc sensor scaled up to FF). Pair that with Otus lenses, and there really isnt a need for MF anymore.

Telling MF users that a "35mm FF is enough" is the same thing to tell those FF users that "APS-C is enough".

Bigger sensor is always better (as long as you keep the same level of technology and improvement on the sensors, of course).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 16:41 UTC
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Cane: A lot of things seem 'difficult to say'.

'difficult to say' and 'we will analyse what our customers want'.

Nothing to see here.

On to the next interview....

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 16:38 UTC
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