LukeDuciel

LukeDuciel

Lives in China Beijing, China
Joined on Mar 21, 2010

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On Chinese government orders Nikon to stop selling D600 news story (227 comments in total)

Funny how every thing related to China is painted political.

Yes, the state TV does have motivation to shoot down "big" companies. However, it does not limit the aim to foreign companies. There's a lot of domestic companies even in this specific show.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 10:46 UTC as 8th comment
On CP+ 2014: Fujifilm shows new 50mm teleconverter for X100S news story (183 comments in total)

Loooooooong waited.

Fuji should have done this just after X100 launch. They were afraid of cannibalising XPro and XE.

Better late than never.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 06:57 UTC as 65th comment
On CP+ 2014: Fujifilm shows new 50mm teleconverter for X100S news story (183 comments in total)
In reply to:

nikoj: FF equivalent 85mm converter would have been more exciting/useful IMHO

sell X100s, and buy a XE-2

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 06:55 UTC
On CP+ 2014: Fujifilm shows new 50mm teleconverter for X100S news story (183 comments in total)
In reply to:

nudani: Will this work on the original x100?

X100S lens has the exact same optical formula vs. X100. the wide angle conversion lens WCL X100 is compatible on both. This tele convert should be the same case.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 06:54 UTC

how is this different than a 4.9Mp X3 sensor?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2014 at 10:19 UTC as 228th comment | 2 replies
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
In reply to:

Mark B UK: I have just two questions not answered by this otherwise very thorough and helpful piece: how many PDAF sensors are there, and what proportion of the frame do they cover?

With the X100S I believe there's just one, central one, which to my mind is of little value; the E-M1 has a diamond of sensors covering perhaps half the frame.

What I'm really hoping for is a mirrorless manufacturer that covers the entire frame with PDAF sensors. That would give real potential to beat DSLRs for action.

my X100s give me 25 selectable PDAF points. so what do you mean by "just one, central one"?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 12:30 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)

Iti'll be tough choice between Sony A7(R) and Fuji XT1 for me.

A7:
+ FF
- Operation & Ergonomics; Lens choice and quality.

XT1:
+ Design and operation
- not FF

hmmmm......

the IQ should be on par between the two.

I use D800 (same sensor as A7R) for work and own X100S (same sensor as XT1) Both of them can produce image that turns into amazing prints. The dynamic range and low light capability is definitely on par (kudos to Fuji, fighting FF with APS). I have not used A7, but from the reviews, the IQ is sufficient for me.

Sony's logic is always bizarre. I used to use NEX, sold because of the stupid design. RX100 is a keeper, but still leaving a lot of improvement wanted. On the other hand, I picked up the X100s naturally without hitch

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 09:56 UTC as 375th comment | 8 replies
On Canon shows off new PowerShot N100 'Story Camera' news story (163 comments in total)
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keeponkeepingon: As a canon user since my film based AE-1 it's so sad to see the direction they are taking with todays cameras.

Give me anything in an AE-1 body, with that nice viewfinder at a reasonable price and I will buy it.

If you want to get funky give me a new version of my S50, with the sliding lens cover with a modern sensor and I'll buy it. (so easy to turn on as taking out of the pocket) Give me an A650 with modern sensor and a fully articulated screen and I'd be tempted to buy it.

Canon has a lot of great designs and IP, you have to wonder why they don't capitalize on some of the great blasts from the past and instead excreete design by comittee mashups like this dohicky.

If I could get a reply from both Sdaniella and howardroack, or maybe someone new from Canon Marketing it would make my day!

Thanks!

Cannot agree more.

I used to own a S50, fantastic camera for its use, slick/stylish/stealthy/strong.

Mine was dropped from a street over-pass to the street ground, survived and work happily after (with a dent at the corner).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2014 at 02:53 UTC
On Nikon announces development of D4S professional 'HD-SLR' news story (149 comments in total)

Honestly, I do not really feel D3S and D4 is that better than D3.

D3 was a really good camera and Nikon has not delivered anything significant since then.

(D800 is rather a sensor miracle than the body itself. and for that, Sony is probably the one who owns the credit).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2014 at 02:47 UTC as 15th comment | 5 replies
On Sigma announces all-new 50mm F1.4 DG HSM 'Art' lens news story (244 comments in total)

a good alternative for us layman who cannot afford otus.

but ... why do i need a super-excellent-bestinclass but big-ass 50 F1.4 slr lens?

I am never good at portrait with 50mm. I usually do portrait with 21, 35 and 85.

I like 50mm when I do candid/street shots but for that I have a lot smaller, lighter and quite good options.

Not sure I get the hype of this normal lens craze from Zeiss/Nikon/Sigma.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2014 at 02:43 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On From NEX to Alpha: Sony introduces 20 megapixel a5000 news story (155 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: It is interesting to see how Sony changes directions often and running in various directions like a headless chook, from DSLR to SLT, NEX, A, fixed lens cameras, ... and in various formats APS-C, 1-inch and FF mirrorless but not really advancing at all its bleeding camera business in spite of all such brave efforts and its vast resources and engineering know-how, its great sensors and electronics, the access to variuos technology/support (Minolta, Zeiss, Tamron, Olympus), and in spite of advantages like manufacturing capability, and outlets, when compared to other smaller camera makers.

Sony really needs to focus. It is a giant with a teenager's brain.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2014 at 02:37 UTC
On Lens reviews update: test data for the Nikon 58mm f/1.4G news story (221 comments in total)

Even if nikon can fix the mis-focusing issue at f1.4 for most of their camera bodies (except for D? series), I still do not see the point of spending that much $$$ on a 58mm lens.

and for this much $$$, Nikon still cannot make an APO lens at a relatively easy focal length?

For a mid distance portrait, is there any merit of using this 58 instead of afs 85?

for shots with environment, 28 and 35 works perfectly and why I need an awkward 58mm?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2013 at 08:20 UTC as 9th comment
On Canon Korea teases new camera, EOS M2 or SL1/100D? news story (259 comments in total)

nuh. My money goes to white version of 100D, along with white version of 18-55, 40 stm duo kit.

reason:

1. super mini FF camera would not be first teased in Korea. No offense, but that market is just not important enough.

2. as of current indicators, Canon is still weighing the size of mirrorless market (note although being quite some topic, the global volume is not there yet), especially compared to the lucrative professional video line.

as a company, they only have that much of resource. to gain max return out of minimal investment, logic choice would be colorize the 100D series to attract the young and colorful.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 11, 2013 at 04:22 UTC as 43rd comment
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

I just don't see the point of using a "fusion" camera that boasts supporting old manual lens but built without a useable manual focus aid.

some point to where I missed?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 12:32 UTC as 737th comment | 2 replies
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows news story (1513 comments in total)

Press photo of the body has been leaked out. Search for yourself.

The thing is uglier than my butt. Total chaos of design.

It really really smells like the late days of Pentax.

Don't get me wrong, I have a whole family of Nikon gear.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 22:31 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic DMC-GM1 preview (639 comments in total)
In reply to:

ThePhilips: Weather sealing would have made the cam into something really special.

I cannot agree more!!!

I don't need it to be submersible or even high shock proof. Just basic dust/splash proof is enough.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 02:37 UTC
On Panasonic DMC-GM1 preview (639 comments in total)
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akjos: Interesting and cool camera but...
There is time when small is just too small crimping ergonimics and controls... Any ILC will always be too big , well thick , to be really pocketable. Hence it kinda defeats the purpose of making the body this tiny. When you put this or gx6 or similar in any pocket you wont feel the body size but the bulge of the protruding lens no matter how small or pancake the size... When you talking large jacket pockets or just maybe cargo pocket it may fit but itll get in the way.
Looks neat but for truly take anywhere camera ill take my rx100 ... If i took a camera with intention to actually shoot something slightly larger camera doesnt get in the way , this stuck in the pocket for that what if moment does...

then go happy shooting with the RX100.

Pana is making the effort in minimizing the bulk of 12-32zoom along with the tiny body.

For me this one will hopefully be my UL hiking camera. I love the possibility of decent IQ with ultra wide / mid-long focal length lens, all within never-before weight range.

to each his camera and hooray for the era full of choice.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 02:32 UTC
On Panasonic DMC-GM1 preview (639 comments in total)
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Bluetrain048: A mountaineer's dream. Or a street shooter, backpacker, etc. Being able to carry a camera with such a brilliant sensor everywhere with you... wow.

I may have found the replacement for my LX3 :-)

couldn't agree more

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 10:44 UTC
On Panasonic DMC-GM1 preview (639 comments in total)

I like it. If I did not just bought the RX100M2, I will probably wait for it. Perfect for light traveling.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 06:43 UTC as 196th comment
On In pictures - Nikon's large and pricey AF-S 58mm F1.4G news story (111 comments in total)

The MTF of the Nikon new "noct" has nothing exciting compared to Zeiss Otus 55mm.

Not sure why Nikon built this thing. Probably for the loyal fans?

The Nikon MTF:
http://imaging.nikon.com/lineup/lens/singlefocal/normal/af-s_nikkor58mmf_14g/index.htm#photo1

Zeiss MTF: http://lenses.zeiss.com/content/dam/Photography/new/pdf/en/downloadcenter/datasheets_otus/otus_1455.pdf

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 06:34 UTC as 39th comment | 7 replies
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