Maverick_

Maverick_

Lives in United States NY, United States
Joined on Feb 28, 2004
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Professional photographer, journalist.

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On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4: a quick summary article (456 comments in total)
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Maverick_: The MFT is becoming more and more a gear for indie filmmakers not wanting to go the 5D route. At the end of the day, it's sensor size that matters for stills. I am a long time GH series user and will not upgrade to another GH. My next camera will have a large sensor.

EOSHD: I wouldn't call any image from a small sensor Panny to be "superb." That term can only be used for a full frame. Then you can use "great" or "rich" in dynamic range for APS-C. Then simply "adequate" or "does the job" for the tiny MFT sensor.
These cameras are clearly video cameras first and no pro photographer in his right mind will ever shoot with a MFT. But videographers who can't afford 5D or higher end cameras settle on the GH.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 18:30 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4: a quick summary article (456 comments in total)
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Maverick_: The MFT is becoming more and more a gear for indie filmmakers not wanting to go the 5D route. At the end of the day, it's sensor size that matters for stills. I am a long time GH series user and will not upgrade to another GH. My next camera will have a large sensor.

PatrickP, actually your point is valid for me to keep my GH only for video and add a Canon DSLR for stills. Wasn't thinking in this way. Although the new Canon 70D does both better than the GH.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 18:26 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4: a quick summary article (456 comments in total)

The MFT is becoming more and more a gear for indie filmmakers not wanting to go the 5D route. At the end of the day, it's sensor size that matters for stills. I am a long time GH series user and will not upgrade to another GH. My next camera will have a large sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 05:56 UTC as 105th comment | 6 replies
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1594 comments in total)
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Maverick_: I came close to get an A7 as I am in the market for upgrade, but the camera has too many important flaws to be used as a serious semi-pro model. It seems that it would make better use as an enthusiast camera.

But we can't ignore the potential of this groundbreaking camera, full frame interchangeable lens in a very compact body. Perhaps in 3 years they'll resolve the focus issue.

Photobeans, I'd certainly notice the slow focus, specially in video. If you watch YouTube videos of this camera doing focus testing it's painfully obvious.

Naveed, I think this type of camera is the future of semi-pro, but being the first of its kind, it needs more work.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 13:23 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1594 comments in total)

I came close to get an A7 as I am in the market for upgrade, but the camera has too many important flaws to be used as a serious semi-pro model. It seems that it would make better use as an enthusiast camera.

But we can't ignore the potential of this groundbreaking camera, full frame interchangeable lens in a very compact body. Perhaps in 3 years they'll resolve the focus issue.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 05:31 UTC as 287th comment | 3 replies
On Samsung launches daul-grip, 60x WB2200F superzoom with Wi-Fi news story (203 comments in total)
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Maverick_: It's becoming painfully obvious that Samsung needs to change their camera department direction and vision of the future. For a company that has become the king of electronics, with very popular phones, laptops, tablets and also appliances and so on they are lacking in the camera dept.

They should either get out of making cameras and stick to enhancing the cameras on their excellent phones or relaunch the camera dept to be on par with at the very least Sony. Yes, it will take a couple of hundred million dollars initial investment, and hiring good talent (stealing from other companies) but for them that's peanuts.

Thanks guys for filling in.

I wasn't specifically objecting to this one camera from Samsung, but the fact that for such a successful company, their cameras are lacking. I am not sure why they need a camera business, LG, HTC, Nokia, Apple, Acer, Asus, Lenovo, on and on, none have cameras and for some odd reason Samsung decided to have one and they are very bad at it. Totally mediocre stuff, with (IMO) no reason to exist considering the excellent offerings from their competition in this field.

Hence my point is this NOTE TO SAMSUNG:
Either dump your camera business to some Chinese company or revamp it completely and make it competitive. I don't think Samsung actually needs to be in the camera business, except in their phones/tablets.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2014 at 19:26 UTC
On Samsung launches daul-grip, 60x WB2200F superzoom with Wi-Fi news story (203 comments in total)

It's becoming painfully obvious that Samsung needs to change their camera department direction and vision of the future. For a company that has become the king of electronics, with very popular phones, laptops, tablets and also appliances and so on they are lacking in the camera dept.

They should either get out of making cameras and stick to enhancing the cameras on their excellent phones or relaunch the camera dept to be on par with at the very least Sony. Yes, it will take a couple of hundred million dollars initial investment, and hiring good talent (stealing from other companies) but for them that's peanuts.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2014 at 15:22 UTC as 22nd comment | 9 replies
On Samsung launches daul-grip, 60x WB2200F superzoom with Wi-Fi news story (203 comments in total)

another samsung that will come and go without anyone noticing, but the people who visit this site.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 20:25 UTC as 69th comment
On Nikon Df Review preview (1595 comments in total)

Why punish Nikon for stepping out and producing a beautiful retro camera.

It's not like they abandoned their normal model range.

They just paid homage to the classics. Red Dot does it every day. Auto and motorcycle companies do this rather often too. Nothing wrong with it.

And of course the internals are from a current model, did you expect they create a whole new product just to sell a handful for those with a sense of nostalgia?

As a non-Nikon fan, I think Nikon should actually be praised for thinking out of the box for just one model. Nice concept!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 18:56 UTC as 202nd comment | 9 replies
On Nikon Df Review preview (1595 comments in total)

Why punish Nikon for stepping out and producing a beautiful retro camera.

It's not like they abandoned their normal model range.

They just paid homage to the classics. Red Dot does it every day. Auto and motorcycle companies do this rather often too. Nothing wrong with it.

And of course the internals are from a current model, did you expect they create a whole new product just to sell a handful for those with a sense of nostalgia?

As a non-Nikon fan, I think Nikon should actually be praised for thinking out of the box for just one model. Nice concept!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 00:57 UTC as 323rd comment | 1 reply
On Rare 1932 Leica fails to set record at Hong Kong auction news story (94 comments in total)

This news made me pick up my mint '51-52 IIIF from the shelf and play with it and also refresh my memory on the shutter settings for "slow" dial, vs the "fast" dial. Really, what fun working with these amazing all mechanical, and rather complex for their time top gear! I don't want to deal with film anymore but I wouldn't mind shooting a roll with this old boy. Works great, looks great. No scratch and no rust!!! :)

This is a good example that every time I see Leica slap their red dot on a Pana (I own a Pana GH1) it makes me sick! Leica should just stick to making lenses now!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2013 at 04:59 UTC as 27th comment
On Nikon Df combines classic design with modern technology news story (313 comments in total)

As cameras go, this thing is sexy. Very nice design! I would have liked tilted screen, but I understand their desire to keep it as classic as possible.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 14:45 UTC as 57th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic DMC-GM1 preview (639 comments in total)

Amazing that this new GM1 is even smaller than their point and shoot LX7.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 16:49 UTC as 106th comment | 2 replies
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)

Give it to SONY to bring the cheapest Full Frame interchangeable lens to the market. Bravo. Hopefully the A7 is not a halfhearted attempt and it actually turns out to be a stellar gear.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 20:14 UTC as 483rd comment
On Sony introduces large-sensor 'high-zoom' Cyber-shot RX10 news story (114 comments in total)

Nice new option. Most enthusiasts would never need another camera if this shoots as good as it looks and its specs.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 16:16 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies
On Preview:canon-eos-70d (1333 comments in total)

Kudos for Canon for changing the game, once again.

However, this being the first of its kind, no doubt will get improved by the next generation. But seeing YT videos of its quick seamless focusing during live view, it's still extremely impressive.

But, the next version of this dual-pixel technology, is the one to buy.

Posted on Oct 11, 2013 at 16:19 UTC as 83rd comment | 1 reply
On Fashion photography with the 41MP Nokia Lumia 1020 news story (123 comments in total)

Sorry, but no! looks like crap, unless that's the point: low-fi fashion photography.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2013 at 21:09 UTC as 38th comment

Very impressive...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2013 at 01:53 UTC as 53rd comment

Sony just put the nails in the APS-C and Mirrorless cameras coffin. The future is only FF DSLRs and Phone cameras. Wanna know why Pana struggles with the GH3, it was priced 600 over where it should have been. Nice job Sony. Now the APS-C is going to go down in price and eventually move out completely and make way for low priced FF.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 05:18 UTC as 64th comment | 3 replies
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Maverick_: OK. here I go again for the 26th time. The future is only cellphone cameras and FF DSLRs. There is no room for anything else.

Granted they'll always be some niche bridge camera here and there, but the real money is on those two mediums only.

MFT and APS-C are both on short term life support. In 5 years, cell phone cams will be so good, you won't need anything else, unless you're a pro and have to grab a DSLR. And by then the price of FF sensor will drop so much that all DSLRs will use them.

I don't think you guys read my post correctly. I already mention that niche cameras will be around, but not as major players. Also, the zoom issue on cell phone cams will be resolved in the 3 years. Nokia already has a solution for it now. And other such technology will only expand and improve.

The future cell phone technology will cover all the basis for the 98% of the general public.

The FF dslr for the 1%.

and some niche cameras for the remaining 1%.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 05:11 UTC
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