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 Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)
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rfsIII: If only they could transplant the touch screen from the back of the Canon 70D onto this camera life would be perfect.

whats wrong with your 70D, it's an awesome camera!?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 16:14 UTC
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cgarrard: Pretty lens, well designed. Not a fan of the early "art" lenses (kind of a lame name really), but this one looks very appealing. Price .... I wonder.

Yeah price is a big question. Cause it's going to be real hard to beat already excellent Canon 24-105mm F4 L at 700 bucks like new, slightly used. Sigma would be have to be between 700 tops 850 IMO

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 22:30 UTC
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white shadow: 885 g with an 82mm filter thread for an f/4 lens....! That's HUGE.

It better perform better with no vignetting, barrel distortion, CA and have excellent edge to centre sharpness to be worth it.

It better have no focusing issues too.

It will be good if it can live up to its expectation.

There is no such thing as bokeh quality depends on the size of the front element.
Old wife's tale?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 22:28 UTC
On In pictures - Nikon's large and pricey AF-S 58mm F1.4G article (111 comments in total)
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rsf3127: Rokkor 58mm 1.4 + adapter + NEX-7(used) = less than 1000 USD

Rokkor 58mm 1.4 + adapter + Sony A7 = the price of this lens alone.

Seriously dude, Nikon had gone berserk! Canon who is insane, selling their Gem of a lens 50mm, 1.2 for 1400$$.

Out of control!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2013 at 17:42 UTC
On Sony DSC-RX10 preview (725 comments in total)
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JJLMD: The lens on the RX10 looks substantial. In comparison, the lens on the Rx100m2 looks like a toy. Am I wrong to think the optics on the RX10 will be better than on the RX100m2?

Theoretically, it should at least as good. It is just slightly faster on the wide end on RX100, but here you get non variable 2.8 aperture all the way to 200, you can get some creamy out of focus with this one at the long range. :)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 21:56 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)
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Strikeroot: If this had IBIS, it would be camera of the next two years.

If it had IBIS, it would be significantly bigger

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 16:39 UTC
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YiannisPP: The only thing that could stop me from buying this is the thought that a year later they could release the RX20 with 300mm reach, constant F2.8 and only slightly bigger. Now that would be annoying!

Dude, with 24-300mm 2.8 constant it would have horrendous barrel distortion and horrible corner quality. I dont think they'll do it. 200mm is long enough

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 15:21 UTC
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2372 comments in total)

Bravo Sony! Didn't see this coming!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 15:19 UTC as 563rd comment
On Canon PowerShot S120 real-world samples (UPDATED) article (69 comments in total)
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bzanchet: I wish Sony RX100 have the colors of this Canon! Would be great to combine the sharpness and low light ability of the RX100 with the color on the Canon S series!

totally, those images look super smooth, love it. RX100 sensor with Canon Digic and it's a winner for sure!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 7, 2013 at 21:46 UTC
On Nikon Coolpix P7800 real-world samples article (80 comments in total)

I agree with Gulffish, the images are flat and lifeless!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 2, 2013 at 17:32 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On Editorial: Why I can't stop taking iPhone Panoramas article (300 comments in total)

Wow, so much hate, insanium in the cranium! Can't you simply say "Thank you" and call it a day?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2013 at 15:55 UTC as 14th comment
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toomanycanons: First time digital user review. And he discovered...yes, you can take a pic with a phone! "Look, Martha, you hold it out like this and see your subject on the screen! Remarkable! And you push this little button and it takes a picture! Just remarkable. I never knew!"

Exactly! Are these shots suppose to impress us?! :)))

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2013 at 22:51 UTC
On Check out the first images from the iPhone 5S post (71 comments in total)
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riknash: Sample photos are quite okay for an 8MP camera. There will be zillions of photos taken with this camera er, ah, phone. Maybe not a lot of innovation with this model but the camera will prove to be very useful as Apple has tried to improve the photo capabilities in the areas where it is needed. The samples really don't illustrate the more demanding situations the camera will find itself to be in such as low light restaurants and similarly poor lighting conditions.

Doesn't jelly fish scene demonstrate a demanding situation ?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 17:49 UTC
On Check out the first images from the iPhone 5S post (71 comments in total)
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zodiacfml: Latest and greatest of Nokia, doesn't impress much with very slow shot to shot times.
What I don't like is Apple being conservative with the camera hardware and other parts, which I think they are saving for the next iPhone soon.

The processor looks pretty impressive on 5S, even though iPhone 5 was already super fast. What I found really stupid is that their so called "budget" iPhone is no budget at all. I don't know since when $550 became chump's change! I was hoping it would be TOPS 400. I have no idea how they will penetrate low end markets, that go for phones 200 and below.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 17:47 UTC
On Fujifilm X-M1 real-world samples gallery article (101 comments in total)

Seems bland and lifeless

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 17:31 UTC as 14th comment | 4 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2062 comments in total)

Great looking cam, but I think I'd rather get 6D or D600 for pretty much that price.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 16:04 UTC as 426th comment | 2 replies
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peevee1: You suppose that MS managers are competent. They are not. Ballmer is bad, whoever comes after him (let me guess - a Harvard MBA) will be even worse, starting dismantling of the company (2 companies).

What are you talking about! Nothing big happens without Board's approval. As long as Bill Gates is the major stock holder, nothing crazy is going to happen!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2013 at 16:00 UTC
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andyvanzz: I expect only one thing, they will grab all Nokia patents, shut down any existing manufacturing in Europe, and move everything to China.

Precisely, everything Nokia is make in China and India!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2013 at 15:55 UTC
On TT_130815_523_w01 in the Insects in my garden challenge (15 comments in total)

superb!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 20:24 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Microsoft to acquire Nokia's smartphone business post (68 comments in total)
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Chris Dodkin: Wow - Elop Trojan Horse trick worked then - devalued Nokia to the point where MS were prepared to pick them up for a song.

What a play - ad in the full public gaze as well!

Doomed to fail long term - as the MS product is truly terrible, and their hardware attempts have been mediocre at best

Devalued?? Since when 6 Billion dollars is a song?? What world are you living in?! :D

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2013 at 21:37 UTC
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