vladimir vanek

vladimir vanek

Lives in Slovak Republic Slovak Republic
Has a website at www.photo.vdx.sk
Joined on Sep 12, 2011

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I wonder what people at Hasselblad sniff... :D

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 22:18 UTC as 27th comment

It's completely legal here in Slovakia to shoot (I mean take photograph or video :)) any public agent (if that's the right term), ie. police officer, politician, clerk, etc. It also makes sense because they are all paid by the public from their taxes etc.
There was a rather large cause involving a police officer who misused his powers and it was only thanks to one of the victims' daughter who filmed a brute attack on her mother with her cell phone, that stopped the officer's misbehaviour and started things to come to the surface. The officer has been suspended, arrested, later released from police, and now he faces proceedings.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQROEeacqoQ

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 20:37 UTC as 8th comment
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Paul B Jones: Good questions and honest straightforward answers. Lots of peculiar comments though. Why the personal animosity? Did Canon hurt peoples' feelings somehow? And why the assertions that Canon knows nothing about markets and marketing when year after year after year it is number one in camera sales? All very peculiar.

Well, I've been a long-term Canon fan and user (many cameras and L lenses, not just the powershot a10) and ditched the whole system due to Canon's attitude! But maybe it's because they feel like number one indeed. I think however that they've never been so close to lose that position.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 23:24 UTC

Thumbs up for Sony. They've been doing good job over the last two years. Looks like E-mount is a good way to go alongside the ultra lightweight and portable MFT. I think Canikon will lose some market share.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 19:42 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
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Poweruser: Another demonstration of how little "bokeh" is going on in a 2.8 midrange zoom on APS-C. Which is why most people should be happier with either a slower, cheaper, lighter standard zoom or a set of fast primes.

This could have been a winner if as fast as Sigmas 18-35.

bokeh is not everything. but I agree that it sometimes saves the day if there's lack of talent O:)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 23:11 UTC
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Rod McD: It always seems that Canon can't quite get it right. The M system - bodies and lenses - just don't compare as an ILC system with the comprehensive approach of the other mirror-less manufacturers. I still use a Canon G1X (original) but went Fuji for my MILC system - reason : XT1 EVF and lenses. Now here's the latest iteration of the M still with no built-in EVF and an expensive optional add on. Please just give us a complete camera from the outset.

Yes, you can, but what sense does it make to clip a small camera onto a big fullframe lens??

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 21:39 UTC
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Maverickmii: I must admit that I am not an eos-m expert but have just done a quick side by side comparison between the m and m3 and the only substantial difference i can see is 6MP more... and of course digic6 instead of digic5..
Did canon need three years to get that done ??
I hope that the IQ will prove otherwise!

I think the 6x faster hybrid AF will be very helpful and is more important than those 6 mpx. Built-in Wifi and NFC are nice features as well. I was also missing the command dial on the M1.
But there are also some more important things that I miss(ed): a bunch of primes as I mentioned below (10/2.8, 15/2.8, 35/1.8 and 50/1.8), and maybe a slow pancake zoom and a fast f2.8 zoom. It's lenses what make the system usable.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 21:35 UTC
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Walser23: I am wondering what Canon is doing here... I think there is no right or wrong on full frame, APS-C or MFT, nor on DSLR/mirrorless. But offering a Mx in such a shape, no EVF, no dedicated lenses, doesnt make any sense to me. you get L series lenses for FF only, no high quality for APS-C, nor M mount. MFT has dedicated lenses for MFT, high quality primes dedicated to the sensor size. If i want that with Canon, i have to buy FF lenses and carry weight which i dont need / have any advantage from. If cannon would be serious, they would launch an EVF mirrorless with suited lenses. But i think they are trying to protect their DSLR FF business and dont want to risk this going mirrorless. i lost me hope that this will change and i dont want to carry another heavy L lense on APS-C only as their is no alternative. Oly and Pana are comitted to MFT - having bodies and lenses which are optmized for eachother. I am ok loosing a little IQ, DOF and ISO, if i get a well designed bundle.selling my C gear

I did the same and am happy. :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 12:44 UTC
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art99: OK, so this one has a mic port but no 4K video and the Samsung has the 4K but no mic port.
Again , no cigar.
Will there ever be a compact that has both ??

why do you need 4K now? :) if you want to look at 4K videos from you sofa, you need a 100" TV. that's a price tag where one doesn't care about some eos m. :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 12:42 UTC
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Rod McD: It always seems that Canon can't quite get it right. The M system - bodies and lenses - just don't compare as an ILC system with the comprehensive approach of the other mirror-less manufacturers. I still use a Canon G1X (original) but went Fuji for my MILC system - reason : XT1 EVF and lenses. Now here's the latest iteration of the M still with no built-in EVF and an expensive optional add on. Please just give us a complete camera from the outset.

I'm not sure if they (Canon) are so scared as not to compete with their own entry level DSLRs, but they let others steal the show completely from them, from entry level to mid range. I sold all of my APS-C and FF Canon gear (including L lenses) and am more than happy with MFT take-everywhere solution with bright lenses and am looking toward one of those FF alphas with zeiss glass.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 12:40 UTC
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Rod McD: It always seems that Canon can't quite get it right. The M system - bodies and lenses - just don't compare as an ILC system with the comprehensive approach of the other mirror-less manufacturers. I still use a Canon G1X (original) but went Fuji for my MILC system - reason : XT1 EVF and lenses. Now here's the latest iteration of the M still with no built-in EVF and an expensive optional add on. Please just give us a complete camera from the outset.

and first of all, there are "no" lenses. yes, it's nice to have the wideangle at least, besides the ever-kit lenses (18-55 + 55-200). But there are no real lenses except the 22/2. M users need 10/2.8, 15/2.8, 35/1.8 and 50/1.8... Wake up Canon!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 12:38 UTC
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Maverickmii: I must admit that I am not an eos-m expert but have just done a quick side by side comparison between the m and m3 and the only substantial difference i can see is 6MP more... and of course digic6 instead of digic5..
Did canon need three years to get that done ??
I hope that the IQ will prove otherwise!

there's definitely more than that. higher resolution is the least important thing...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 12:32 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)

What about shutter-saving timelapse with only electronic shutter?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 19:24 UTC as 219th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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Mr Olympian: Abput the same IQ as the best FF, though we've hit where the lens really matters more, coupled with much increased DoF. A certain group of photographers won't need to worry about "stopping down" serveral stops to get proper focus.
This thing has no real competition for a group of photographers.

...and has advantages in some situations as well. Think of macro or landscape/architecture with deeper DOF at the same f stop.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 19:22 UTC

No wars, no Middle East? I don't believe it... :) (thanks!)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 3, 2015 at 20:53 UTC as 3rd comment

Those copyright lawsuits go against good sense. One day, we can expect that a farmer will file interest of copyright because he planted a nice tree some years ago. Or Henry Ford will file copyright interest because someone took a picture of his car. Or you'll have to pay a fee for shooting a mountain creek to the owner of the land. (I think something like this is already in use in the USA - when shooting in a natural park or something.)
Everyone want to make easy money for nothing, or for "being" or "owning".

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 22:23 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies

Thanks, but I'll get a few chinese hi-power led lights and get some flexibility and "a bit more light" for a fraction of price. :D

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2015 at 22:59 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On Real-world samples: Sony Alpha 7 II in Kauai article (227 comments in total)
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blink667: IBIS is a great addition, but same sensor as the A7... any evidence of an IQ uptick?

ok, it's been 2 years since the first a7, sorry, the time ticks faster than I first thougt... O:)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2015 at 20:45 UTC
On Real-world samples: Sony Alpha 7 II in Kauai article (227 comments in total)
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blink667: IBIS is a great addition, but same sensor as the A7... any evidence of an IQ uptick?

and what's wrong with the sensor? I don't think we need a new sensor every couple of months... And looking at some photo competitions it looks like many of us don't need better gear at all. :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2015 at 16:53 UTC
On DSC01500 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

nice shot!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2015 at 16:47 UTC as 2nd comment
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