echelon2004

echelon2004

Lives in Sweden Gothenburg, Sweden
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Nov 13, 2004
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Spectro: I would probably still pick the older Nikon 35mm f/2D AF over this, much cheaper. Not sure why all the new updates are 50-75% more the then one they replaced theses days (from any makers).

the old stuff is priced low enough to be able to sell.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 07:00 UTC
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Debankur Mukherjee: Nikon should be sued like Microsoft then only they will learn ........in recent years they have come out with some faulty models and replacing it in less then a year ......Nikon should have better management.........

Suing them for protecting their patents? Only in the us of a ;)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 10:15 UTC
On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan article (616 comments in total)
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Leandros S: "Canon's 3x-10x digital zoom makes a welcome reappearance" Digital zoom? You what? What did they pay you to write that? From DPR's OWN GLOSSARY: "The recommended approach is to shoot [...] with digital zoom OFF and crop it later the way you want it." So you're recommending a feature that you also recommend not using? Whoa!

Press release

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2013 at 07:19 UTC
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naththo: Oh dear! Epic failure for Nikon brand! Im glad Sigma never had problem with Nex 7 yet.

Not really a Nikon problem though. They have no reason or obligation to provide any data to sigma that helps them to reverse engineer for the f mount.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2013 at 12:02 UTC
On Retro Nikon 'DF' emerges from the shadows article (1396 comments in total)
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TFD: I guess when you lack any new ideas you dig up the old ones, I guess to be complete it should have lenses with aperture rings and manual focus only. of course given Nikon's poor user interface perhaps a shutter speed dial IS a step forward...

This is just another blatant marketing attempt, like Fuji's retro looking, non-rangefinder rangefinder cameras to eke out sales in a stagnant market, Especially as the mirorless cameras are not flying off the shelves.

There's quite a difference between retro and traditional.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2013 at 20:34 UTC

Maybe adobe could give away a cs6 version of the same app or suit as people buy a one year prescription for, that would probably make a lot of people a bit more pleased...

Direct link | Posted on May 8, 2013 at 19:31 UTC as 882nd comment

I think it makes perfect sense not to buy software that will be outdated in a few months or a year tops. It should also help combating piracy. There are not many places in the world where you can't get Internet for a few seconds when needed.
Either way, adobe must do as they feel serves them best. Undoubtedly they feel pretty confident.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 02:53 UTC as 465th comment | 4 replies

I'm not sure why we should care about how hard or easy it is to repair the cameras? I can understand why the sensor origin can be a bit interesting, but only if the manufacturer also owns the design and the complete assembly.
I understand why preview reports about it, I just can't see the point with iFixit.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2012 at 11:37 UTC as 15th comment
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Shara90: but raw file the compact olympus, usually is work fine with camera raw?
tank s

After a short while, yes, Olympus raw is generally working fine in any of the popular raw converters on the market.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 2, 2012 at 14:43 UTC
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jonikon: I'm not impressed at all with the image quality of the Oly XZ-2. I see a lot of smearing of details, very poor IQ at high ISOs, a de-centered lens causing OOF areas, poor color rendition, poor micro-contrast, lots of distortion, etc.

Why in the world would anyone buy this camera when the excellent Sony RX-100 can be had for about the same price and blows the XZ-2's image quality away! This camera would not be desirable even if it was priced at the current XZ1 price of $200, IMO.

-Jon

The xz-2 have a sensor which is even a little bit worse than the sensor on the Sony RX100 (which still packs a huge amount of pixels on a much too small area). But the lens is really quite good on the xz-2 and the handling is bound to be a lot better than the strange unengaging handling of the sony rx100. I think most people will enjoy themselves more taking slightly inferior images than they would using the sony.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 1, 2012 at 16:42 UTC

Since there's no real appreciation for Nikons eager attempts to cater for the low end of the user scale, I hope they stop waisting resources and go back to focus on doing things as good as they can rather than making them good enough for a decent price... Hopefully there will be no more 70-200 lens before they make one even better than the 70-200 2.8 vrII.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 13:40 UTC as 40th comment
On Announcing connect.dpreview.com article (250 comments in total)

Good luck with the new site, I think it will be a valuable addition.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2012 at 19:33 UTC as 109th comment | 1 reply
On Just deployed: New dpreview.com forums system article (699 comments in total)

Would it be very difficult to embed the original colorspace when copying and resizing images? Try browsing your site on a wide gamut monitor and in a color managed environment, not a pretty sight. Other than that things obviously work, specially if you remove the message previews again, or make them optional.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2012 at 09:21 UTC as 75th comment
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echelon2004: Who on earth was it that decided that what we need most was smaller cameras and that that pretty much was the most important thing? Did we suddenly develop smaller hands? Are we shrinking? Should we worry?

I know the rx1 have proper controls. But I think the trend will shift towards touch interfaces for all but pro cameras, which would be sad. Just like it is sad to omit the viewfinder. As for evf, I haven't found a single one yet that is even passable, and I even have a detachable one for a small compact, an xz-1, and while I agree that it is practical, it's I the wrong physical place, making handling awkward. No, what I want is a good old optical viewfinder, in the body, with af etc as overlay. Just like the fuji x100, but better :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 19:45 UTC
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echelon2004: Who on earth was it that decided that what we need most was smaller cameras and that that pretty much was the most important thing? Did we suddenly develop smaller hands? Are we shrinking? Should we worry?

T3, I don't like big cameras. But I like complete cameras. Omitting the viewfinder is a horrible thing to do to make the camera smaller. Soon we'll have to change all settings on a silly touch display instead as well, the limitation of which will be obvious when it's cold outside if not sooner. Then what? Shake the camera to trip the shutter? Does the market want or request these things, smaller ff cameras with no viewfinders etc? Who'll buy them?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 13:51 UTC

Who on earth was it that decided that what we need most was smaller cameras and that that pretty much was the most important thing? Did we suddenly develop smaller hands? Are we shrinking? Should we worry?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2012 at 06:13 UTC as 184th comment | 5 replies
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Louis_Dobson: If anyone objects to paying arm+leg for the lens hood, JJC invariably follow up with a direct copy for peanuts.

I suspect Oly are trying market segmentation with these over-priced hoods - the kit will be bought both by keen shooters, who are price sensitive, and the kind of rich fools who waste money on kit they don't know how to use in duty free shops etc. Clearly you need two different prices for those groups. So, the mean people like me will buy the lens with no hood, and the people with more money than sense will just hand over their card for lens and hood.

I'm not sure Oly are wise doing this. Before I found out JJC would do me a perfect 12mm hood for nearly nothing, I was almost ready to ditch the system. People get very cross about attempts to gouge silly money out of them.

That would only work if the version without hood was the most expensive one, the one for people with no sense or knowledge. And than they could have a version with hood, painted matte black on the inside, for photographers :)

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2012 at 12:15 UTC
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D1N0: For the price you can get 3 Samyang's 85mm F1.4. One for your camera, 2 to throw at people who mock you about it.

No matter how good the 85mm 1.4 Samyang is, if you want a 75mm 1.8 lens with autofocus, it's not very good. Not at any price.

The good thing is, for only a third (or probably about half) more of the Oly price, you can have one of each ;)

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2012 at 08:49 UTC
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Clint Dunn: Hmm...as a prospective X-Pro1 buyer this kind of sucks. Maybe this will be a lesson to companies like Fuji to use DNG instead of all this proprietary crap.

It's the cfa which is causing the problem, not the file format. Dng wouldn't have helped at all, if it's even allowing non Bayer cfa.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2012 at 17:58 UTC
On Lightroom 4 Review article (469 comments in total)
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boyzo: I have a calibrated IPS LCD and my printer is calibrated for my Photo Paper
When I print the print is always a touch darker than the screen image.

When I use the soft proofing and select simlutate ink/paper the VC copy image appears a bit washed out. Is this normal ?? in LR4

The first part of your question. It will always look darker than a glowing screen. However, you can predict the final result better if you use a darker profiling target for the monitor. Also make sure you have sufficient amount of light of the correct kind when viewing the prints.
And yes, it is normal that the prints have less contrast than a computer monitor.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2012 at 06:33 UTC
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