jj74e

jj74e

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Gionni Dorelli: Samsung is shameless.
This is a Sony Nex knock off.
Like it is not enough doing piggy back with Apple.

HowaboutRAW- The NX100 is designed far differently than any NEX camera. the nX100 was curvy, the nex 5 was boxy. they look as different as possible for products in the same category.

And the difference in announcement time between Sony's NEX camera and Samsung's NX camera is hardly long enough for a company to design, approve, set up manufacturing equipment for, and ship a product copied off something else.

Direct link | Posted on May 5, 2013 at 09:47 UTC
On PS_PS_IMGP0029 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

that's some great dr

Direct link | Posted on May 4, 2013 at 08:24 UTC as 1st comment

lol people are such brand loyalists without even knowing it. all the hate on samsung for releasing the same 'garbage.' Have you seen the camera industry lately? Have you seen Canon's T3i, T3i, oh, and their recently announced T3i?

What about Panasonic's GF line? After the first generation model, it was all the same cheap plastic to sell.

And it's not like Sony doesn't have its share of "me-too" products. Their NEX cameras have plenty of trivial changes in its lower end models too.

IT'S A PROBLEM WITH THE CAMERA INDUSTRY. yet everyone yells at samsung like some cheap electronics company.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2013 at 04:59 UTC as 12th comment | 5 replies
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crisotunity: There is pink- and then there is Samsung pink! It has to be a knock off. No major electronics manufacturer would ever attempt to sell anything that looks like this.

As for the price - no worries: it will be available for $399 by mid-July 2012 with a free Android tablet thrown in.

Honestly, pink is a smart marketing move. Pros won't like it, but what kind of pro is looking at this kind of camera anyway? In Asia it is more popular, and it helps sell cameras among females

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2013 at 04:56 UTC
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AngryCorgi: Samsung releases cameras like they release cell phones. Same thing with one piece of improved technology or shifted button placement.

Not really Samsung specific. Have you seen Canon's T3i, T3i and recently announced T3i?

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2013 at 04:54 UTC
On iFixit tears into the Samsung Galaxy S4 post (55 comments in total)
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mrsfixit: I think the removable battery is great.
Most people who have cell phones do NOT have multiple batteries for them. You use the battery that's in the phone until it starts to die, then replace it.
With devices with integrated batteries- you have to toss out the device.
It makes no sense to throw a whole device out- one that may still work perfectly and still suit your needs- just because the battery wore out.

although, I have to wonder how many people even stick with a device for so long that the battery goes out. I feel like most people upgrade or something before the battery starts to fail.

Exception for me being my unreliable 2009 white Macbook...little failures everywhere, including a short lifespan battery (without huge numbers of cycles either). Also a cared for adaptor that broke (costs almost as much as the battery to replace, stupid), and chipped off wrist rest area (which apple at least repaired that for free, after i showed them a google search revealing how widespread the problem was).

I digress...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2013 at 22:16 UTC

We are humans first, photographers second. If you could trade a historical photograph for someone's life, would you not?

Even if the person you are considering photographing isn't in danger of dying (and he/she is 'merely' critically injured or less), would you be able to stand there and photograph them in their pain?

More than a question of exploitation, you have to wonder what the point of photography is if it obstructs your ability to help people.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 20, 2013 at 08:58 UTC as 11th comment | 5 replies

interesting, but also not that interesting. if there were some unknown secret...but it really is just boxes moving : /

Direct link | Posted on Apr 19, 2013 at 06:25 UTC as 50th comment
On CES 2013: Hands-on with Samsung NX300 article (150 comments in total)
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Timmbits: It may be time for Samsung to update their 30mm f2 with a modernized version.
30mm f1.4 or 35mm f1.2 would definitely be nice!
(to compete with Fuji, and as many manufacturers are updating their lineup)
The present one has no iFunction, and is getting a little slow to be competitive.

I don't really see what aperture has to do with being competitive...it's all relative to price, iq and others, and the 30mm still fits the bill quite nicely imo

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2013 at 00:47 UTC
On Photojournalist unexpectedly documents domestic violence news story (269 comments in total)
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jj74e: People comment from such an egocentric view these days, sure opinions and all. Some say the woman knows how to manipulate the man, others say the man was clearly a prior convict with anger issues.

How many people even looked at the full portfolio before commenting such certain speculations? Personally, it looked like they were one of those couples who had their happy moments, but ultimately couldn't stick it out because of instability.

But that's just my opinion- who's to know where the instability comes from, if it's one sided or a mutual instability. And regarding this instance specifically from the article, who knows went down at the bar, who said what and etc.?

To judge either of these people without recognizing that your thoughts are speculations and nothing more is to welcome such judgments on yourself, which I'm sure no one wants. The Internet has attracted so many bystander critics on everything.

...yes, cause that's exactly what I said.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2013 at 01:57 UTC
On Photojournalist unexpectedly documents domestic violence news story (269 comments in total)
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jj74e: People comment from such an egocentric view these days, sure opinions and all. Some say the woman knows how to manipulate the man, others say the man was clearly a prior convict with anger issues.

How many people even looked at the full portfolio before commenting such certain speculations? Personally, it looked like they were one of those couples who had their happy moments, but ultimately couldn't stick it out because of instability.

But that's just my opinion- who's to know where the instability comes from, if it's one sided or a mutual instability. And regarding this instance specifically from the article, who knows went down at the bar, who said what and etc.?

To judge either of these people without recognizing that your thoughts are speculations and nothing more is to welcome such judgments on yourself, which I'm sure no one wants. The Internet has attracted so many bystander critics on everything.

As for the photographer, who knows. Physically intervening probably would not have benefited anyway, given the emotional state and strength of the strongest person there. Especially with children on the scene (if you look at the portfolio).

The article says she made sure that police were already on the way before intervening- if she could have verbally tried to calm the situation, and if she did try, again who knows. But even if she didn't, what would you do in such a situation? You came there to photograph and suddenly these turn foreign, tense and dangerous and your camera brain is the only part that was really alert.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2013 at 09:29 UTC
On Photojournalist unexpectedly documents domestic violence news story (269 comments in total)

People comment from such an egocentric view these days, sure opinions and all. Some say the woman knows how to manipulate the man, others say the man was clearly a prior convict with anger issues.

How many people even looked at the full portfolio before commenting such certain speculations? Personally, it looked like they were one of those couples who had their happy moments, but ultimately couldn't stick it out because of instability.

But that's just my opinion- who's to know where the instability comes from, if it's one sided or a mutual instability. And regarding this instance specifically from the article, who knows went down at the bar, who said what and etc.?

To judge either of these people without recognizing that your thoughts are speculations and nothing more is to welcome such judgments on yourself, which I'm sure no one wants. The Internet has attracted so many bystander critics on everything.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2013 at 09:27 UTC as 51st comment | 6 replies
On Samsung Galaxy Camera in-depth review post (84 comments in total)
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chadley_chad: Fail!

They should stick a phone in a camera instead of trying to stick a camera in a phone!!!

Uhh....you mean they should stick to putting a camera in a phone instead of a phone in a camera?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2013 at 12:20 UTC
On Samsung Galaxy Camera in-depth review post (84 comments in total)

So, it's basically a smartphone. Except instead of making calls you get a better lens. Slightly chunkier. Lower battery life. Some more features like 120fps video.

But in the end...it's a smartphone that's not good enough to replace a smartphone.

Good try though.

Honestly, going Android is not the way to save compacts, if compact cameras aren't already an inevitably lost battle.

Manufacturers need to prioritize convenience, fun, real new features (not just coming out with 20 more crappy scene modes that apps easily outdo), lens and IQ flexibility.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2013 at 12:19 UTC as 20th comment

I don't understand pros using an iPhone. You want mobility so you drop all the way from a DSLR setup to an iPhone? What about losing the tripod/reflectors/accessories? Using a smaller DSLR or mirrorless cam?

The beauty of mobile photography is not in that it gives professionals a unique approach; the beauty comes from accessibility, that suddenly so many more people can take photos on the spot without having to make space in their jeans or budget for another camera.

You're telling me you need an iPhone to move around quickly? Sure it's fun, and the photos aren't bad- but that's what I say to describe my friends or my own photos, for Facebook that is. Not for professional work.

Not to be anal about professionalism (I'm not one myself; i'm speaking as a person who wants their wedding photographed), but there's a line between spontaneity and losing why I'm paying you.- because in essence these are shots more any of my friends would take for free.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2013 at 23:16 UTC as 55th comment | 8 replies

Kind of a stupid point. People lust over cars, laptops, houses, etc. Why are cameras any different? :P

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2013 at 04:45 UTC as 38th comment
On CES 2013: Hands-on with Samsung NX300 article (150 comments in total)

I don't get it. Why is an EVF so desirable in this type of camera, that is to say rangefinder-style mirrorless?

Sony is able to put their EVF in the corner of their body (and not a bulgy hump at the top) because their screen sizes are unconventionally at 16:9 and rather small. Fuji also because, well frankly their bodies aren't very compact anyway.

Personally I don't want a 16:9 screen when most of my photos are 4:3, and I don't want a hump to bulk up my camera- wuah la, cameras like the NX300 might be right for me.

Honestly, if all you want is an EVF, look at a camera with an EVF; it's that simple. How big do you think the market demand is for built in EVFs in this product segment? Considering companies are also catering to point-and-shoot upgraders, probably not very.

Hey, if you want an EVF, there's a camera for you. But don't go writing off other cameras that don't have one because it could be the camera for someone else.

"Whoa, you mean, I'm not the only consumer here?"

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2013 at 14:06 UTC as 21st comment | 8 replies
On CES 2013: Hands-on with Samsung NX300 article (150 comments in total)
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munro harrap: A camera with no viewfinder is a car with no steering wheel. Discuss.

People that want a rangefinder with a viewfinder is people that want a crossover that acts as a van

Sorry, but a viewfinder takes up space and costs money; not everyone wants one. Only Sony has rangefinder models with built in EVFs nicely tucked into the corner of the body because their screens are wide and thin.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2013 at 13:55 UTC

nikon's performance, sony's sensor, panasonic's video, olympus's customization, samsung's design and lens performance/price ratios = my dream camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2013 at 01:40 UTC as 6th comment
On Olympus Stylus SH-50 iHS news story (36 comments in total)
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Hubertus Bigend: If they'd given it a finder, and a hotshoe, they could have made me interested.

right, cause that's what everyone's looking for on a $300 compact.

some EVF accessories cost $300 by themselves.

why a hot shoe for a compact? if you're going to add big accessories on it you might as well use a mirrorless/DSLR.

people get so fixated on features that they can't get their heads out of their butts and think about a market audience other than themselves.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2013 at 01:36 UTC
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