Vladik

Vladik

Lives in United States San Francisco, United States
Works as a Engineer
Joined on Jan 6, 2006
About me:

Equipment I own:

Sony A580, 18-55mm, 35mm F1.8, beercan

Tamrak backpack

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On Nikon D750 Review preview (1115 comments in total)
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Stitzer23: This d750 makes the d610 look good!

Nikon has too many overlapping models, they need to consolidate, instead of appeasing too every possible price category, just as Samsung with their phones

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2014 at 19:45 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1115 comments in total)
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Ron A 19: Seems like the D750 seems to have a sharper image at full resolution, but could this be partly because the Canons are using a lens that is 22 years older? The 85mm USM cannot outresolve the 85mm G (compare them on thedigitalpicture.com). If DPReview wants to compare these two cameras on a resolution basis, why don't they use the same lens on different bodies? A third party reference lens like the Sigma Art or Zeiss otus would be the perfect way to show limitations of a sensor rather than a cheapo circa '92 lens.

Ron, off bet, I was looking at raw 6D and D750 and parts of dpreview board were sharper on Canon and some were on D750, but very very close nonetheless! I dont see how D750 is the Gold Standard, when image quality is virtually indistinguishable with a camera that is 1 year older. Well D750 has some gimmicky feature that some may care for.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 22, 2014 at 19:39 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review preview (1170 comments in total)
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shutterbud: The last gasp from a once-great manufacturer. This model admits that Canon is so far behind the times that they have to give you everything they have to make the purchase of their latest APS-C camera even worthwile.
Compare a D700 to an A7R.
Then compare a 7D to this.
It really is quite sad.

Bud,

It's a matter of preference, Canon has their advantage! I used to be hardcore Nikon fan, had 2 D700s, D90, D7000, D5100, D80, D50, various glass. Once i tried Canon 5D, i kept coming back to canon, even realizing their shortcomings. Many photographers, dont care for gimmicky stuff alike million fps, unlimited dynamic range and uber perfect focusing. What draws me back to Canon are the colors, and super smooth color gradation. Professionals may care more, but most photographers today aren't pros, they aren't even semi-pros. I accept the margin or focusing error on my Canon, so be honest i"ve learned to avoid focusing errors, yes it isn't as good as nikons, but not bad at all, if you know what you're doing.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2014 at 18:52 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)

at ISO 200, it looks very soupy, rather disappointing.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 30, 2014 at 17:04 UTC as 49th comment | 1 reply
On Apple iPhone 6 Plus camera review post (191 comments in total)

I switched from Lumia 1520, which I bought because of the camera to iphone 6 and I can safely say that the camera is way better, in all aspects of shooting. First of all the focusing, it's day and night, color and clarity. 1520 which supposed to have the tops quality cam, only took decent pictures during perfect conditions and focusing was slow as molasses. I would take a good 8mp cam over 20 any day, especially on a phone. Sick of MP race!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2014 at 22:22 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (2702 comments in total)
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CBuff: A decade ago, Nikon had the best bodies, and Canon the best sensors (CMOS, full frame...). How things have changed!! I still love my canon optics, but since i am not an action shooter, i am still waiting. Maybe PMA.

I've been a Nikon guy since the beginning, loved it to death. Then i decided to open up and try other brands. Did Fuji S5Pro, Canon 5D, Rebel. Owned Nikon D50, D80, D700, D600 and everything i switched back and forth between D700 and 5D. Yes Nikon is ISO king,they have unsurpassed Focus system and DR, but Canon has the sexiest smooth color gradation that Nikon still hasn't really matched. Right now I have CAnon 5D and Nikon D5100 and 5D does most of the work.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 16:42 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (639 comments in total)
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rsf3127: Always wanted to like these Fuji but stopped when looking at the RAW images. They are not up to the same level of recent sensors by other manufacturers at all.
I always keep coming back to my NEX/A7. Much better value and versatility.

Completely agreed. I remmeber i bought S5 Pro and it was mostly a lot of wasted time editing those raw files and they had color casts and just not smooth files at all. Fuji is mostly way overrated.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 17:02 UTC
On Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses article (140 comments in total)

Does this is mean that they going to move production to china? :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2014 at 20:57 UTC as 52nd comment | 7 replies

The solution here is simple, NEVER admit someone else took your photo! That's an advice for the future :))

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 23:44 UTC as 474th comment
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samfan: In addition to my previous posts, one more - it shows how photographers are often equipment-centric when they think they own a photo just because it was taken with their equipment.

Sorry, but if a a 5-year old or a monkey grabs your $50000 preciously set up Hasselblad system and they proceed to take the most amazing photo ever, it's not your photo. Sucks to be beaten by a 5-year old or even a monkey but that's how life is.

Next time carry a disposable or a cellphone so you won't be so bummed that someone takes a great image while you spend all the money.

The solution here is simple, NEVER admit someone else took your photo! That's an advice for the future :))

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 23:44 UTC
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Frank C.: monkey business

Haha :D

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 23:42 UTC
On Nikon D810 Preview preview (1575 comments in total)

Wow, these are some vibrant photos!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 16:26 UTC as 140th comment
On Samsung Galaxy S5 camera review post (89 comments in total)
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Peter62: Sorry, but the Galaxy S4 is BETTER!

Look for yourself at the studio scene image comparison, low light, then look at the coloured, concentric cirlcles !

Another reason not to buy the S5!

Peter, I dont see how iPhone is better. I hate Samsung phones, but the camera works pretty well, not worse than iPhone for sure. I use Lumia 1520 right now and it's way over hyped, it only takes good photos under perfect conditions.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 18:40 UTC
On A look at the Lomography Petzval 85mm F2.2 lens article (164 comments in total)
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Duckie: The bokeh makes me lose my sense of balance. Very funny effect but not enjoyable!

Same here, I dont get whats fuss is all about!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 7, 2014 at 21:24 UTC
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Pixnat2: My Canon 5D was plagued with dust, I had to pay to clean it.
My Nikon D600 will be forever free to clean.

Lifetime cleaning warranty, how can't I be happy? :-)

well, you wont have your camera for weeks at the time, thats what not to be happy about. 5D is very easy to clean. ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 15:55 UTC

There's a saying, cheap pays twice. They used the cheap a$$ labor and thats what they got in return!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2014 at 15:53 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
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Jogger: Ive had a Surface Pro since day 1 and its the best laptop/tablet out there. Those with iPads.. have fun letting Apple/NSA spy on your every move and the walled-off ecosystem... hint, its a millstone, not a feature.

Most people dont have anything to hide!

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 18:19 UTC
On Sony announces pricing and availability for Alpha 7S article (131 comments in total)
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Petroglyph: Sony is running with the FE mount cams! They'll release the 16-35 OSS and fast prime soon I bet. Esp. since Canon is releasing theirs (16-35) with identical stats. They're feeling a little competition perhaps?

Alex, you're being a bit harsh, A7 is certainly a good innovative camera, it will be remembered. I'm personally a sucker for Canon smooth gradation and color pallet. I have Nikon and Canon and 90% of the time I grab my 5D. Canon's aren't perfect either, so it's a matter of preference.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2014 at 15:43 UTC
On 1939: England in Color (part 1) article (221 comments in total)

So pristine!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 15:48 UTC as 109th comment
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2291 comments in total)
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dspoel: People here always complain about Leica prices. But at least these cameras are not made in sweatshops under slave-like circumstances.

Whats your point?! It's not our fault OSHA doesn't extend internationally!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 18:06 UTC
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