astigmate

astigmate

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On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (644 comments in total)
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Nukunukoo: Samsung prices fall faster than any other camera so I expect to get one in 8 months if the videography features are as claimed.

Indeed, me too. Will sell my nikon stuff first.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 15:27 UTC
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (644 comments in total)

This new camera has all the D750 lack :

- 15 fps !
- 1/8000s
- 1/250 sync
- 4K recording
- AF ON button ! yes

And cost way less. If IQ is good enough, I'll switch. Nikon is so dumb.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 15:24 UTC as 66th comment | 2 replies
On Nikon D750 First-impressions review preview (1063 comments in total)

As a D700 owner, I feel...hum kinda betrayed by Nikon. So, this entry level, crippled camera is supposed to be the D700 successor ?! feel like an FF D5300 !! I'm tired of waiting for them. I'll keep my D700 until it dies and will look into fuji or sony stuff now on.

Oh, btw, the Sony Full-Frame A7 (24mpx also) cost HALF the price asked for the D750 and it has 1/8000s shutter, focus peaking, nice EVF etc

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 17:01 UTC as 160th comment | 17 replies
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (899 comments in total)
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munro harrap: I really wanted a NEX. I knew that the kit lens was not much good, and that the 24MP NEX 6 and now A6000 are a lot noisier than my Nikon D7100, surprisingly so (unusable above 800ISO), but the killer, what really sticks in the craw, was the fact that the only "good" standard zoom for these things, the 16-70 f4 OSS is neither sharp at the borders stopped down, nor free from variable performance depending on focal length, and has a lot of fringing. This "Zeiss" thingy costs $1000 or £770 roughly, for little improvement on what are not good kit lenses.

I found myself in the position therefore of being forced to reject it, and then with it the camera(s) as well. Or pay out around £1400 for a machine that cannot hope to better the Nikon D7100 with even a ten year old 18-70mm kit lens.

That buys TWO D7100 bodies at the moment, or any number of better full-frame cameras, and this new A6000 has lousy inaccurate popping orange dayglo reds, unlike the NEX 6 and NEX 7 which are better behaved

you're quiet right, there is NO decent standard zoom lens for E-mount and the 16-70 is so bad on price and performance that we have no choice here. I use my nex-6 along my D700 with legacy manual lens by choice but sony is really bad in providing us with good af lenses. As a side note, I've paid 365 euros for the nex-6 while the new a6000 cost near twice as much...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 17:38 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

Based on fonctionnality and price, worst camera ever ! keep going nikon !

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 19:26 UTC as 526th comment

R.I.P Photoshop 1990 - 2013

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 20:48 UTC as 144th comment | 1 reply
On Tech specs and more Google Glass details post (28 comments in total)

Google don't give a sh*t about open source, they use it because it give a better reputation and in the end all they care about is gathering stats data and make money. It is not enough for them to spy on people's habits with android apps, web apps, gmail, gps tracking etc, now they wanna know what your looking at. I've get rid of (most) all google and search engine stuff on my rooted phone and computers. I also using outbound firewall. You wouldn't believe all apps that "phone home" giving away your privacy. It's sad to see the world embracing thoses things, really.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2013 at 21:07 UTC as 15th comment
On PT3C9417 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

The bokeh is really bad on this lens

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2012 at 17:37 UTC as 1st comment
On A Serious Rangefinder Compact Camera article (137 comments in total)

Nice PS job, and the "all manuals controls" is great.

But, the perfect camera for me is the one who has the (mostly) perfect sensor.

I'd like nikon focus more on this and being creative ! A mix of the D600's sensor for noise SNR and dynamic and a foveon like structure. This, I would buy without hesitation.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2012 at 17:00 UTC as 15th comment

The old tamron 70-200 was 1:3,1 (f=200mm, MFD 0,95m), this one is 1:8 (at f=200mm: MFD 51.2") WTF ? What do we gain here tamron ? The USD was very needed, but changing theses specs + adding breathing will doesn't do any good. Add this to an expected bump in price and that's a deal killer. It better be an awesome optical performer...
And why no pentax version ? I own nikon gear, but forgetting pentax is just plain stupid IMHO.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 29, 2012 at 20:58 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
On Photokina 2012: Tamron Stand Report article (15 comments in total)
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marike6: The price for the 70-200 VC? I hope it's not in the $1500 range because of the VC, as in that case it would probably a better plan for Nikon shooters to look at a used 70-200 VR I. And for Canon shooters, either a non-IS 70-200 or the superb 70-200 f4 IS might be tough to pass up in that price bracket. But the original Tamron 70-200 2.8 is a very good lens optically. We'll see how the VC turns out.

agreed, my guess is that they will charge a lot more for VC USD.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 22:29 UTC
On Photokina 2012: Tamron Stand Report article (15 comments in total)
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solarider: Hi Lars,

Photokina must be huge to traverse. Thank you for doing it for us :-)

Can you get Tamron and Sigma to comment on what their plans are regarding making more lenses in Pentax K mount? It's a bit frustrating seeing their lenses go to other mounts, few for Pentax shooters.

thanks,

Nic

they dropped the K mount with all their recent lens

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 22:26 UTC
On Photokina 2012: Tamron Stand Report article (15 comments in total)

So what's the price and availability of this new 70-200 ??

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 16:24 UTC as 7th comment
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JakeB: About a year ago Tokina announced a similar lens which still hasn't been released.

Given the quality of Tokina's 12-24 f4 lens I'd be very interested.

Tamron, not so much.

the precedent tamron 70-200 2.8 is a very good lens, optically. They just added recent tech. By the way the tokina was a f4, but you'r right they also make very good products.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 19:14 UTC

crappy program, doesn't worth a penny. I tried this latest version, can't even load a D7000 raw file, showing error "SubsampleScale1 Execution Error"

Save your money and use rawtherapee or LR

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2012 at 14:30 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic launches FZ47/FZ48 24x superzooms article (98 comments in total)

I still wonder why do people buy such cameras... iso 100 look like cr@p, like all other compact theses days. Go get an entry level DSLR or mirrorless 4/3 / aps-c

Direct link | Posted on Jul 21, 2011 at 17:25 UTC as 44th comment | 4 replies
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