aris14

aris14

Lives in Greece Athens, Greece
Joined on Jan 3, 2005

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On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1224 comments in total)

A serious new kid in the block. Very serious and very promising, a practically leader of the pack, well priced. A heavy competition pusher. Lenses are exceptionally good. What else? Keep it up Samsung.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 08:29 UTC as 189th comment
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (813 comments in total)

Τhe only feature this cam brings in the table of innovation is the shape of the main body. Badly designed though...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 09:10 UTC as 134th comment
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (813 comments in total)

Well, this cam may be something people would like to have, but to my opinion is nothing more than a facelift plus processors and software goodies. Furthermore a marketing approach of what defines a milestone is just a tale of which we see its tail here.
To my opinion this cam is just an overpriced box which as a product has some serious time to retain its price, that is why they need and seek some promotion friendly alterations and exaggerations such as milestone.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 01:44 UTC as 172nd comment
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (499 comments in total)
In reply to:

aris14: I wonder what may be more tricky (I don;t want to write bad words).
Selling this thing for $450 or selling your status-symbol logo on your strategic partner's proven value camera?

Well, guys, it's not only a matter of price comparison. Problem is the fact that manufacturers produce models which practically have no reason to exist just because...
No matter if they are bad or below average, me too variations or whatever, just to fill the brand's gap in the niche.
There are other ways for manufacturers to capitalize their promotion expenses than producing indifferent products.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 08:38 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (499 comments in total)

I wonder what may be more tricky (I don;t want to write bad words).
Selling this thing for $450 or selling your status-symbol logo on your strategic partner's proven value camera?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 10:07 UTC as 90th comment | 7 replies
On Sony Alpha a7 II Review preview (831 comments in total)
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quezra: As expected. I don't know why some people thought IBIS would be a magic bullet for the camera. At the end of the day it is just an incremental upgrade on the A7 (and surprisingly quick out the gate compared to most FF product cycles).

Bring on the real upgrade, with IBIS, A6000 AF, EFCS/silent shutter, and 36MP - in one body.

This model is a sweeper of good old (and not so old) glass owners. Kinda strategic move.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 01:23 UTC

Pure pro tool probably aiming surveyors, land mapping and structure inspection etc. Looks tough. Potential buyers will be satisfied if price is circa 20-25K, w/o glass which to my opinion is ridiculously expensive. I guess that a lot of accessories etc. will be needed in order to function on a drone, adding to the cost another 2- 10 K. A product properly aimed to the certain niche. I guess that competition will send it to oblivion in the next couple of years. POI grab the money NOW and run..!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 01:11 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (671 comments in total)

25 years ago our photographer lost (or it was stolen) all his equipment in the airport along with his travel bag. A motorcycle expo had to be covered for our mag. The only camera left was a compact (Canon or Minolta I can't remember). So editor and photographer went to the press day with that "little monster", did whatever they could and returned with some 20 rolls of film. To our surprise their job was great. We slightly changed our concept of presentation due to lack of some poses we had in mind and the "little monster" could not cope and OK.
What I am saying is that photography in every aspect has traveled a long way since then.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2015 at 09:41 UTC as 48th comment | 4 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review preview (818 comments in total)

Α serious all round tool, light, clever, versatile, well supported from top glass.
And yes 16 Mp is enough for almost everything.
M43 and micro4/3 are justified as formats day after day.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 10:03 UTC as 132nd comment
On Aloha! We go shooting with Samsung's new NX500 article (186 comments in total)

Well, it's a cam that either you 're keen to know it and enjoy it either you don't. Its characteristics seem good enough, but its performance seems rather idiosyncratic. The only medicine for judgements so far is its cost, 150-200$ cheaper would do the job, no matter if its already well priced.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2015 at 09:28 UTC as 18th comment

Cost effective.
In some cases noise is controllable up to 8000 ISO from what I saw.
Its lens is quite capable.
Interesting all rounder.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2015 at 10:57 UTC as 9th comment
On A Compact PEN: Olympus Stylus SH-2 Hands-on article (150 comments in total)

Cute, tiny, anticipated, more to come from every competitor soon. Oly made the first step. Good for Oly. I prefer to see people with cams than people with smartphones...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 08:49 UTC as 39th comment
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aris14: Maybe the words of Mr. Maeda seem arrogant or the words of the "Man in the High Castle" and the same time serious, calculated and thorough. A high caliber CEO should act this way more or less.
Trying to read behind its lines, apart all very interesting and enlightening comments from the people here, what I see is the difficulties to run and keep tight a big business in its way. A way that it has to be first of all profitable and then everything else being a leading manufacturer.
If you are this big, you have to face quite more issues than competitors in every department , in every aspect. My feeling is that Canon cannot resolve these issues so successfully as it should do. It's a matter of corporate culture that big companies have alternatively adopted and their main goal is to compensate any malfunctions derived from it but leaving their profitability as untouched as possible. They know it well, they live with that and as a number is included in every product we buy from them. .

Further on...
Some may perceive it as practically autistic, some as a winning approach.
The only feedback we can send them, actually offering them a big favor, is by purchasing, when possible, what we really need and not what they usually offer under their badge just because it has their logo on it

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 08:43 UTC

Maybe the words of Mr. Maeda seem arrogant or the words of the "Man in the High Castle" and the same time serious, calculated and thorough. A high caliber CEO should act this way more or less.
Trying to read behind its lines, apart all very interesting and enlightening comments from the people here, what I see is the difficulties to run and keep tight a big business in its way. A way that it has to be first of all profitable and then everything else being a leading manufacturer.
If you are this big, you have to face quite more issues than competitors in every department , in every aspect. My feeling is that Canon cannot resolve these issues so successfully as it should do. It's a matter of corporate culture that big companies have alternatively adopted and their main goal is to compensate any malfunctions derived from it but leaving their profitability as untouched as possible. They know it well, they live with that and as a number is included in every product we buy from them. .

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 08:43 UTC as 88th comment | 1 reply
On Making 'Art': We go inside Sigma's lens factory article (193 comments in total)

Nice and useful article. Keep up with these stories.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 10:55 UTC as 73rd comment

Houston, errrr, Nikon, we have a problem..!
Excellent test, btw...!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2015 at 13:26 UTC as 35th comment
On 02_Dan00098_f2.8 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Pretty good in terms of distortion...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2015 at 13:18 UTC as 1st comment
On photo in sample gallery (1 comment in total)

Pretty good in terms of distortion...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2015 at 13:18 UTC as 1st comment
In reply to:

aris14: In which cases do these lenses justify their pricing?

Ι am asking the question having in mind that these glasses are undoubtedly of superb quality, for a lot of reasons:
a. The field they are going to be used
b. The cost/benefit ratio factor...
c. ...having on mind that a descent image pp can produce equivalent results with that of a slightly minor quality lens priced at about half of their price

Pure professional use by real pros is exempted of course.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 10:29 UTC

In which cases do these lenses justify their pricing?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 18:23 UTC as 35th comment | 4 replies
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