dormcat

dormcat

Lives in Taiwan Taiwan
Joined on Aug 28, 2011

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On Another Hasselblad rebadge or Photoshopped hoax? article (187 comments in total)
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coudet: I called it 2 months ago. ;)

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/52003260

Hey! I'm earlier! See http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/07/22/Hasselblad-announces-Stellar-Sony-RX100-based-20mp-compact?comments=5

"Now we've got Lunar and Stellar, I bet that we'll see a Hasselblad Solar in the foreseeable future. Possible candidates are:

1. The DSLR/DSLT mentioned in the partnership last September; possibly a rebranded A99.

2. RX1, once an interchangeable lens successor is available.

Thoughts?"

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 00:10 UTC

Unlike any other Leica lens, the focusing ring of this Summicron 1:2/50 has no metric scale. Guess the camera and lens are designed for Americans only.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2013 at 01:11 UTC as 181st comment
On Ten one-of-a-kind cameras from the 21st century article (248 comments in total)
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qwertyasdf: The Casio TRYX is very successful in Asia

Seconded.

The newest products of the line, TR15/TR350 (different model number depending on retail location) and TR10/TR300 (same but without Wi-Fi connectivity) have the price tag of NT$23,990 (US$805.37) and NT$19,990 (US$671.08) in Taiwan, respectively, way more expensive than ~US$250 as DPR described in this article.

Check out the product announcement ceremony: http://chiconydcd.tw/casio/news/preview/111.html
http://digiphoto.techbang.com/posts/4957-casio-ex-tr15-tr10-self-portrait-artifact-listed-is-equipped-with-wi-fi-at-23990

Due to high demand and low availability, queues at authorized retailers take months to buy one (and limited to one camera per person), thus many potential customers now willing to pay US$1,000+ to parallel importers.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2013 at 17:11 UTC
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PixelMover: Oh, anyone wanna take a $100 bet that their FF DSLR (with choice of 11 grips, handcrafted out of hand-selected rare bullsh*t) will be called 'Solar' ?

@PixelMover: Hey, don't you steal my idea.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2013 at 14:37 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: Anyone seen a Lunar in the wild yet?

mpetersson witnessed one at Fotografiska (Swedish Museum of Photography), Stockholm: http://www.dpreview.com/news/2013/06/10/hasselblad-lunar-now-shipping

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2013 at 19:59 UTC
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dormcat: Now we've got Lunar and Stellar, I bet that we'll see a Hasselblad Solar in the foreseeable future. Possible candidates are:

1. The DSLR/DSLT mentioned in the partnership last September; possibly a rebranded A99.

2. RX1, once an interchangeable lens successor is available.

Thoughts?

@Just a Photographer: You're right. Right now Sony does not have a successor of A77 i.e. high-end APS-C model with metal body and top side LCD; all newer APS-C models after A77 are entry- to mid-level models with plastic body without top side LCD. Sony will likely ship unsold A77 to Hasselblad for "skin replacement" once a successor (A78?) is available.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2013 at 19:54 UTC

Now we've got Lunar and Stellar, I bet that we'll see a Hasselblad Solar in the foreseeable future. Possible candidates are:

1. The DSLR/DSLT mentioned in the partnership last September; possibly a rebranded A99.

2. RX1, once an interchangeable lens successor is available.

Thoughts?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2013 at 19:37 UTC as 253rd comment | 3 replies
On Pentax announces Q7 with larger 12MP BSI CMOS sensor article (232 comments in total)

Am I the only one feeling the yellow/black color scheme very similar to Bumblebee?

With Q10 having Evangelion colors, I wouldn't be surprised if Pentax chose to cooperate with Transformers this time.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2013 at 09:25 UTC as 51st comment
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Ladisai: Original post here... (Traditional Chinese)

http://www.mobile01.com/topicdetail.php?f=248&t=3256808&p=1

It's no service center. I think it's his nickname "Nikon Reapir" causing the misunderstanding. He seems to know Nikon lens very well.

The barrels stuck and boiling fixed only this problem. Other problems require soldering to fix. And silent wave motor is replaced. Boiling is only a small (but entertaining) part. OP mentioned that it took him 3 days to repair the lens. No magic.

I bet no one else on DPR knows what your screen name actually means. Yes, I'm also an user of Mobile01. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2013 at 19:14 UTC
On DPReview Recommends: Top 5 Compact Cameras article (554 comments in total)
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dormcat: What I don't understand is why DPR keep using vector schematic graphs of Sony RX100 instead of using photographs of an actual model.

@thewhitehawk: A photo of an actual model can illustrate controls just as clear as a vector graph; see the photo of top controls of FZ200.

@Andy Westlake: Is there an agreement or contract of some kind forbidding DPM to take shots of top plate and back panel of RX100, giving the fact that you've taken one of its front side already?

For the record, I just noticed the top plate of ZS20 is also a vector graph, only more polished (thus more realistic) than that of RX100.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2012 at 12:45 UTC
On DPReview Recommends: Top 5 Compact Cameras article (554 comments in total)

What I don't understand is why DPR keep using vector schematic graphs of Sony RX100 instead of using photographs of an actual model.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2012 at 11:46 UTC as 184th comment | 4 replies
On Photokina 2012: Hasselblad Stand Report article (47 comments in total)
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d2f: Like a few Leica owners, I would venture to guess that some people, with deep pockets, will buy the camera because of the brand name, independent of the functionality and price. It just follows that old saying, "a fool and his money are soon departed". Lets hope that we do not do likewise with our purchases of expensive camera gear.

d2f

@Vadimka: Not Leica's M line rangefinders (which are both useful tools and pieces of art), but its D-LUX line of rebranded Panasonic Lumix. On the other hand, Leica didn't bother sticking animal skin on Lumix and charge five times more than the original.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 14:40 UTC
On Photokina 2012: Hasselblad Stand Report article (47 comments in total)

Somehow I think this Lunar line will end up like Nokia's Vertu (cheapest: £3,500; most expensive mass production: £55,000; most expensive: £213,000): people who could actually afford those "bling bling electronics" would rather hire one in flesh i.e. a secretary, unless Hasselblad starts a one-button "24/7 photography tutor" service.

BTW, Vertu Signature Cobra (that costs £213,000) looks very "pimpy" as well.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 14:10 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
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Marty4650: Once again, Fuji produces a mouth watering camera.

You really have to give Fuji credit. They create such beautiful and well made specialty cameras that you don't even mind a white orb or two.

If I had the means, I would buy them all (meaning the XF1, XE1, X1-Pro, X10 and X100.) Their superzooms and normal P&S cameras are uninspired and mediocre, but their specialty cameras are to die for.

@Marty

"Their superzooms and normal P&S cameras are uninspired and mediocre"

Nowadays, yes, but back in the days of S9600, S100FS, and F31fd those were among the best superzooms and P&S money could buy. I still use my S100FS for all-in-one (telephoto shots in particular) whenever I feel carrying my D700 + lenses would be too heavy for traveling.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 09:37 UTC

> ¥65bn (around $340m)

Something is not right here. According to the exchange rate today, ¥65bn should be US$836.355m. Could it be someone misread 840 into 340?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2011 at 19:11 UTC as 23rd comment | 3 replies
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caribet: nice looking controls but a tiresomely familiar typo in the sensor size: "same as the X10" I can believe - but the X10 has a 1/2.3" sensor (6.6mm x 8.8mm = 11mm diagonal; 11mm = 25.4/2.3)

I keep seeing people carelessly write 2/3" instead of 1/2.3"...
believe the mm dimensions, and never mind the inches - people can't write fractions properly.

Your comment only showed your ignorance. Read the article on this website to learn how 2/3", 1/2.3" etc. are called "types" instead of "fractions": http://www.dpreview.com/learn/?/Glossary/Camera_System/sensor_sizes_01.htm

Quote: "The size designation does not define the diagonal of the sensor area but rather the outer diameter of the long glass envelope of the tube."

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2011 at 07:23 UTC
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