wakaba

Joined on Oct 10, 2012

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Just crushed my Nikon compact at 75f freediving. Will give this a try if IQ good and the switching near surface isn't funky or can't be turned off.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2016 at 04:41 UTC as 12th comment
On article Nifty fifty: Hands-on with the Hasselblad H5D-50c Wi-Fi (133 comments in total)
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webrunner5: And they have a NEW CEO and this is pretty much a flop. Well done!

BMW and Mercedes are equally boring. Not much visioning going on and each vision is drab. Curbs are littered with their poopy visions.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2016 at 03:14 UTC
On article Nifty fifty: Hands-on with the Hasselblad H5D-50c Wi-Fi (133 comments in total)
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webrunner5: And they have a NEW CEO and this is pretty much a flop. Well done!

;) What do you expect? Hasselblad is building small metal boxes with a round hole and a square hole. They buy the logic and the glass. Can't Ceo much there except overseeing marketing and margin. Wooden handles...

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 13:41 UTC
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PKDanny: They should make AF lenses. Or. They are lazy!!

I buy Samyang Videolenses excactly because they Are manual and no clicks. Makes my cineastic photostyle possible and as primes are supersharp. Oh yes, they do video better than many older super expensive lenses.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 21:36 UTC

Crappy cam. 15m depth. 3.5. Straight to the bin.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2016 at 17:49 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Panasonic's Post Focus feature arrives November 25 (218 comments in total)
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wakaba: Very small sensor, small lenses, questionable 4k IQ. My phone is as bad. Adding an app that creates lowend stills...not innovative. Makers really Need to up their systems with ff4k ad good glass. Their stuff is boring and that is why sales are down.

Not really. Just bored with low res and underperforming cam corps.

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 09:34 UTC
On article Panasonic's Post Focus feature arrives November 25 (218 comments in total)
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wakaba: Very small sensor, small lenses, questionable 4k IQ. My phone is as bad. Adding an app that creates lowend stills...not innovative. Makers really Need to up their systems with ff4k ad good glass. Their stuff is boring and that is why sales are down.

Tiny sensors and small glass look bad. FF is better and closing the gap to MF. Mostly because some of the new FF lenses are close to the mathematical max and MF lenses are of an older generation.

Btw: Audio cassette is not Hifi. It was a portable format and never exceeded 8bit resolution by today's metric. The P'sonic is right about there.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 16:06 UTC
On article Panasonic's Post Focus feature arrives November 25 (218 comments in total)
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wakaba: Very small sensor, small lenses, questionable 4k IQ. My phone is as bad. Adding an app that creates lowend stills...not innovative. Makers really Need to up their systems with ff4k ad good glass. Their stuff is boring and that is why sales are down.

35mm is also full frame. Logic not your strength?

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2015 at 07:41 UTC
On article Panasonic's Post Focus feature arrives November 25 (218 comments in total)
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wakaba: Very small sensor, small lenses, questionable 4k IQ. My phone is as bad. Adding an app that creates lowend stills...not innovative. Makers really Need to up their systems with ff4k ad good glass. Their stuff is boring and that is why sales are down.

Yes, MF in a D600 form factor is what I want. FF is what I get and tiny phone sensors are just that.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2015 at 22:01 UTC
On article Panasonic's Post Focus feature arrives November 25 (218 comments in total)
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wakaba: Very small sensor, small lenses, questionable 4k IQ. My phone is as bad. Adding an app that creates lowend stills...not innovative. Makers really Need to up their systems with ff4k ad good glass. Their stuff is boring and that is why sales are down.

Yes. The world has moved on. Big sensors rule. Good FF now touch MF. Why would I want anything less?

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2015 at 13:30 UTC
On article Panasonic's Post Focus feature arrives November 25 (218 comments in total)

Very small sensor, small lenses, questionable 4k IQ. My phone is as bad. Adding an app that creates lowend stills...not innovative. Makers really Need to up their systems with ff4k ad good glass. Their stuff is boring and that is why sales are down.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2015 at 17:49 UTC as 16th comment | 14 replies
On article What's missing? Ming Thein on the state of mirrorless (751 comments in total)

All I want is a MF camera in a D6xx form factor and 4k/30f video. Till this happens I wont buy a new DSLR. FF has reached physical limitations. Olympus, Sony, Canon overamplify their cheap sensors creating garrish pics compared to Nikon engineered sensors and software. So its Microsoft phone and Nikon and nothing inbetween.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 19:15 UTC as 125th comment
On article Studio tests and samples: Leica SL (beta) (753 comments in total)
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40daystogo: I don't get it. The Leica SL's performance looks no different to the Lumix GM5 which only has a micro 4/3rds sensor.

I've owned a Leica M before, and another digital Leica - but these test results beg the question of the SL - "whether the emperor has clothes".

Pixel count rules everywhere. Just shoot Aloha Classic with my FF Nikon and a 200 Nikon Prime. Fast action and every pic cropable and usable. Not possible with a crumy 43, Aps...or a Leica or supersaturated overamplified Canony. What I really want is MF in a D600 style body.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2015 at 17:53 UTC
On article Studio tests and samples: Leica SL (beta) (753 comments in total)

Massively overpriced Panasonic rebranded crap. Underperforming and ugly. IQ is below average. Most expensive doorstop ever?

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 06:30 UTC as 70th comment | 6 replies

Maybe good for a certain videolook on Super 16 Sensor Blackmagic. But there is already better like declicked Rokinon 8mm. Sharper at a low 3.5, bigger fov at 1/3 pricepoint.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 11:25 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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wakaba: After years of lazy AF On A shooting - today its manual with prime lenses and my favourites are the spectacular Pretzval with slotstop and decklicked video fisheyes. I need quality prism viewer, large sensor and 13+ stops.

The question in the article is wrong: We need bigger better sensors, higher resolution, bigger glass and not cheapened down hardware...aka mirrorless.

@tedolf: Dynamic range and better Dof. DSLR need to take the leap to bigger formats.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 15:29 UTC

After years of lazy AF On A shooting - today its manual with prime lenses and my favourites are the spectacular Pretzval with slotstop and decklicked video fisheyes. I need quality prism viewer, large sensor and 13+ stops.

The question in the article is wrong: We need bigger better sensors, higher resolution, bigger glass and not cheapened down hardware...aka mirrorless.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2015 at 17:02 UTC as 20th comment | 5 replies
On article Nikon D7200 Review (637 comments in total)

Video works very well with Nikon Dslr: Manual mode, liveview, lenssetup. Manual and declicked Rokinon wideangle lens. The 2k sourcematerial is absolutely pristine and almost 3d. In my opinion way better than the overamplified CanonIQ. N-Camera handling and IQ is very similar to Blackmagic. The FX sensor and the large glass better it in some ways. As with all Video it takes some dedication and experimentation to get good results to tell a story.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 16:30 UTC as 89th comment
On article Ricoh surfs into action camera market with WG-M1 (108 comments in total)

Depth rating is too low. Not enough screen. Nikon Aw 110 still better.Use this for freediving. Rated 18m, I take the Nikon to 30m or more 20x in a row on a diveday for two years. Easy to use and more than respectable IQ without strobes but then again us pacific freedivers are spoilt with the amount of good lighting. Ricoh and gopro are underengineered. No buy.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 22:37 UTC as 4th comment
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