Maverick_

Maverick_

Lives in United States NY, United States
Joined on Feb 28, 2004
About me:

Professional photographer, journalist.

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Leica, Stick to making lenses and stop making cameras.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2015 at 07:38 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies
On Canon XC10: What you need to know article (230 comments in total)
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Maverick_: A fixed lens? 1" Sensor? 3.8fps? No viewfinder? for $2500?

Why would anyone want to buy this, where they have so many other options? Just the fact that you can't change the lens will keep many away from this camera.

Also it's not that small to make it a great drone camera. Who puts a large zoom lens on drones?

As a Panasonic GH user, I am in the market for a new camera, but it will not be this one.

biological, why do you need to protect a camera that we all know you'd never buy! you make no sense. Canon fans already have a few lenses, they don't need a fixed lens. I have two Canon lenses I don't use.

I have been on DPR for 15 years plus and I make any damn comment that I want.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 16:40 UTC
On Canon XC10: What you need to know article (230 comments in total)
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Maverick_: A fixed lens? 1" Sensor? 3.8fps? No viewfinder? for $2500?

Why would anyone want to buy this, where they have so many other options? Just the fact that you can't change the lens will keep many away from this camera.

Also it's not that small to make it a great drone camera. Who puts a large zoom lens on drones?

As a Panasonic GH user, I am in the market for a new camera, but it will not be this one.

Too bad that we can't reply to individual comments.
To Kawika, I would love to pick up a full frame Canon, and use it just for stills. but I think I'll probably end up with a GH4 or GH5. I have a bit of time.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 15:54 UTC
On Canon XC10: What you need to know article (230 comments in total)
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Maverick_: A fixed lens? 1" Sensor? 3.8fps? No viewfinder? for $2500?

Why would anyone want to buy this, where they have so many other options? Just the fact that you can't change the lens will keep many away from this camera.

Also it's not that small to make it a great drone camera. Who puts a large zoom lens on drones?

As a Panasonic GH user, I am in the market for a new camera, but it will not be this one.

Bio, I am also a long time Canon user and Canon is still my favorite DSLR brand. But as Bernard says, this camera is just not cutting it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 20:13 UTC
On Canon XC10: What you need to know article (230 comments in total)

A fixed lens? 1" Sensor? 3.8fps? No viewfinder? for $2500?

Why would anyone want to buy this, where they have so many other options? Just the fact that you can't change the lens will keep many away from this camera.

Also it's not that small to make it a great drone camera. Who puts a large zoom lens on drones?

As a Panasonic GH user, I am in the market for a new camera, but it will not be this one.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 18:41 UTC as 22nd comment | 10 replies
On Canon EOS 5DS / SR First Impressions Review preview (2981 comments in total)

I am assuming that there is still going to be a 5D IV in Canon's future?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 06:17 UTC as 742nd comment | 3 replies

Invest decades in building a brand name, give it prestige, let it stand for something of value and precision manufacturing... Then ruin it in just a short few years by the worst rebadge fiasco of the 21st Century and marketing blunder in photography.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 03:21 UTC as 90th comment | 1 reply
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Eric Hensel: They actually had a full "Design Center" for these?
The creative staff is always first to go.

so funny!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 02:57 UTC
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Maverick_: This is when Bullsh*t hits reality. Granted consumers are idi*ts, but they aren't that dumb!

the point at hand is that, the shop is closing, because no one was buying their rebadged Sony at 10 times the price. So even the dumb (rich) consumers as you suggest didn't take the bate. Which makes me a just a little warm and fuzzy inside.

Now if only Leica just give up making cameras, specially rebadged Panasonics and stick with lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 18:29 UTC

This is when Bullsh*t hits reality. Granted consumers are idi*ts, but they aren't that dumb!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2014 at 02:02 UTC as 172nd comment | 3 replies
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Maverick_: In the future almost all consumers will be shooting pics with their phones. There will be only two types of cameras on the market pro and phones.

Will there be any interesting bridge cameras with 100X zooms, or cool range finder types, of course, but they'll sell in very limited quantities.

This is the year of OIS in phones. In about 5 years phones will shoot like premium compacts and they'll handle low light very well too.

This turned into a great little thread.

I have been having this conversation on android sites for a few years and the key point 3 years ago, for example, was OIS. popular consensus was that the phones are too thin to allow for it. Now they did it.

Now the key point is optical zoom, which is really essential. Like said above, considering this is the hottest tech segment, there is no shortage of R&D funding. I am sure they'll figure out the miniaturization within the next 3 to 5 years.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 18:40 UTC
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Maverick_: In the future almost all consumers will be shooting pics with their phones. There will be only two types of cameras on the market pro and phones.

Will there be any interesting bridge cameras with 100X zooms, or cool range finder types, of course, but they'll sell in very limited quantities.

This is the year of OIS in phones. In about 5 years phones will shoot like premium compacts and they'll handle low light very well too.

These are all good points, but what percentage of consumers will buy the camera phones? consumers want iPhones and Samsung S series. I am a Note user myself and will upgrade to the Edge when it comes out.

iPhone and Samsung are the main suppliers here and it is no accident that both in the same year have offered OIS. :) Same supplier?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 09:45 UTC
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Maverick_: In the future almost all consumers will be shooting pics with their phones. There will be only two types of cameras on the market pro and phones.

Will there be any interesting bridge cameras with 100X zooms, or cool range finder types, of course, but they'll sell in very limited quantities.

This is the year of OIS in phones. In about 5 years phones will shoot like premium compacts and they'll handle low light very well too.

I live in a very touristy area and I pay attention to what people carry. A lot of foreign tourists still carry compact consumer DSLRs (but no mirrorless, I think only serious photographers know about mirrorless). It's mostly entry level Canons with some Nikons. But that will change.

I have stopped taking pics with my Pana GH, I use it only for video. All my casual pics are with my phone and then I PP in Photoshop by reducing noise and adding contrast and color.

I agree, zoom is a serious issue with phones, no question. But they'll find a way to resolve that in the next few years.

Will see how good the new OIS on iPhones and Samsungs gonna play out. But even if they aren't great now, with all the R&D being spent on phones, they'll get better.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 08:17 UTC

In the future almost all consumers will be shooting pics with their phones. There will be only two types of cameras on the market pro and phones.

Will there be any interesting bridge cameras with 100X zooms, or cool range finder types, of course, but they'll sell in very limited quantities.

This is the year of OIS in phones. In about 5 years phones will shoot like premium compacts and they'll handle low light very well too.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 07:35 UTC as 66th comment | 11 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2696 comments in total)

Recently I ran a crew notice on CL for making of a music video in LA. Within 24hrs I received about a 100 replies, many listing their gear. 95% were using Canon's, mostly 5D (II, III) and the rest 7D. The balance were using higher grade cinema cameras. Only one guy was using the Pana GH3. And NONE were using any Nikon gear. Although 5D series was the most prominent, the 7D was a strong 2nd. Do not underestimate the 7D in the video world.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 21:01 UTC as 424th comment | 3 replies

It's interesting how well the German automotive industry has done but they have lost out in other segments including cameras and tech in general to the far east.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2014 at 21:49 UTC as 16th comment
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magneto shot: i have just 1 question. Whats the sensor size?

haven't you heard, they are going full frame on phones now. In fact Cameron is shooting the next 3 Avatars on his Samsung.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 12:04 UTC
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SergioMO: Waiting Note 4 (September 3th) with the same key specifications:
16MP Camera
Optical Image Stabilization
4K video recording
Dual-LED flash
and ... a better overall phone.

Note 3 user here

I don't think Note 4 will have OIS. not even sure it will be 16mp nor to have dual flash. normally Notes follow S specs. but because S5 hasn't been a hot seller, it's possible that Sammy may up the specs on the Note 4 even more. I am waiting for it and I am hoping for a 6", but apparently it will be 5.7 or 5.8.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 08:35 UTC

Sounds very promising. I am on a Samsung Galaxy Note II and planning to upgrade in the late fall, I am the target customer for this phone.

I would consider this over the upcoming Note 4, if it gets great reviews and of course if VZW carries it.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 23:52 UTC as 17th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 real-world samples gallery article (64 comments in total)
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Maverick_: Very disappointed! Perfect reason why no one uses the MF4 for stills professionally. The images are just a couple of notches above my cell phone pics.

Top MF3 cameras will only be used professionally for video use. And hence the top grade video features on this camera.

BTW, I use a Pana GH and totally dislike its image quality, but it's great for video.

what makes you think I want to connect with others in the way that you think. Not all of us are mindless conformist automatons like you.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2014 at 05:56 UTC
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