Maverick_

Maverick_

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

Professional photographer, journalist.

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On Connect post Sony patents contact lens camera with blink-triggered shutter (65 comments in total)

this is a tool for spies whether in conference rooms or foreign countries. the only issue is going to be the weird hard blinking of the eye to turn on and off and to zoom. but very few will notice one blink out of many.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 19:43 UTC as 28th comment

Leica, Here's a free 100 million dollar advise. Close your camera division. You aren't making sense and you are ruining the Leica name. Be only a lens company, like your other German partners (zeiss and others).

You are dragging your name in mud. First by attaching Leica name to Panasonic cameras and charging them for 6 times the price. Then by making cameras that no one wants. No one!!!! (that one fat guy in Canada doesn't count).

PS: I am not a Leica hater, I happen to have a 1953 FIII in perfect condition.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 19:57 UTC as 244th comment | 7 replies

Leica, Stick to making lenses and stop making cameras.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2015 at 07:38 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon XC10: What you need to know (236 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.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 16:40 UTC
On article Canon XC10: What you need to know (236 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.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 15:54 UTC
On article Canon XC10: What you need to know (236 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.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 20:13 UTC
On article Canon XC10: What you need to know (236 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.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 18:41 UTC as 24th comment | 10 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.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 03:21 UTC as 91st 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!

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.

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!

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.

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?

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.

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.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 07:35 UTC as 67th comment | 11 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.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2014 at 21:49 UTC as 17th comment
On Connect post Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro combines 16MP camera, OIS and QHD screen (75 comments in total)
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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.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 12:04 UTC
On Connect post Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro combines 16MP camera, OIS and QHD screen (75 comments in total)
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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.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 08:35 UTC
On Connect post Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro combines 16MP camera, OIS and QHD screen (75 comments in total)

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.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2014 at 23:52 UTC as 17th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4 real-world samples gallery (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.

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