Alexis D

Alexis D

Joined on Oct 20, 2012

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Sergey Borachev: About time there is some improvement in IQ for M43 after more than 3 years, but will these sensors provide that?

I see no point to upgrade until there is.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2015 at 11:41 UTC
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (809 comments in total)

DPR is entitled to its opinion, but to go out of its way to publish a separate article with such a title and such a claim seems extraordinary, especially when there is apparently little experience with the product. Even the provided specs (which are what the claim was apparently based on) show very little reason for it to be called a great "convergence" pioneering product or "a big deal" at this time. For example, a 12 MP 1-inch sensor is nothing to trumpet about or to show how much stills capability this product has, and therefore not so convincing in its contribution to "convergence". I suspect this is actually going to do the opposite of what may be intended, i.e. raise so much expectationin the product and therefore so much frustrated readers when they found out it really is no big deal.

DPR should have someone like a newspaper editor to read what it is publishing. The content and the language do read like something poorly paraphrased from Canon material. Unprofessional.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 12:00 UTC as 112th comment | 1 reply
On Opinion: Why the Canon XC10 is a big deal article (809 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: Er, sorry, I still fail to see what's the big deal.

Big deal to DPR because it's made by Canon. ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 09:48 UTC
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)

Looking at the picture of the On-Off switch above, I am really disappointed with it. I thought it would turn 90 degrees from the On position to the Off position, like how it was in the old OM camera. This switch is turning like a lever AROUND the dial and only for about 30 degrees, which is why it can misleading. Good point, Dan. Most reviewers would just criticise the position of this switch (which is not a problem, but actually a cute touch for those who are familiar with OM cameras), and not this misleading design.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2015 at 11:04 UTC as 70th comment | 3 replies
On Hands-on with Canon's 'not-coming-to-USA' EOS M3 article (548 comments in total)

Canon's latest mirrorless finally looking decent enough in the essential features to consider buying as a basic camera, assuming its AF problems are fixed. It is however still catching up to the others and probably will be for a few more years, due to the lack lenses and also the fancier features like IBIS (necessary for old lenses), video, build and weather proofing, control dials and buttons, response and upgrade choices. It's probably a good thing to just sell to the Europeans and Asians first for the next two years, while it develops this to become a better solution for its DSLRs who wants a more compact and more digitised camera to switch to.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 01:18 UTC as 27th comment
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RedFox88: So its the smallest and also the slowest 18-50something zoom too!

Olympus 12-50mm f/3.5-6.3 is longer but thinner, and therefore roughly the same in terms of volume. It is however much wider in its FOV range.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 23:23 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 First Impressions Review preview (1864 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: Very impressive, really nice features, except for one thing.

For a camera of this size, a built-in flash is much more useful than a hot shoe.

Exactly!

Bad mistake. I would rather use a tiny flash than an external flash on a pocketable camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 23:19 UTC
On Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses article (140 comments in total)
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white shadow: Good news for those who are new comers to the system. Bad news for existing owners as their second value has just dropped.

For me, I have moved on to Zeiss lenses in Canon mount. If you can work with manual focus, there is no comparison when it comes to image quality. Try them to find out especially if you are serious in photography.

Canon is probably about to release its own serious mirrorless cameras and it knows that EF is not the future.

Sell, Sell, Sell!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 01:43 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (503 comments in total)

Another compact camera with nothing special. Just wait 9 months and it will be sold for $499 with 2 kit lenses.

Olympus is so dumb not to issue a compact with built-in EVF and built-in flash. This E-PL7 will go down fast, just like their last mistake, the E-P5.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2014 at 08:24 UTC as 45th comment | 3 replies
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (647 comments in total)

A few people are saying this Nikon is justified for sports and action. I wonder how it compares with the Sony A77 II, which costs the same.
;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 06:21 UTC as 117th comment
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (647 comments in total)

Thank you Nikon for these "1" cameras. Big sigh of relief for Olympus, Panasonic, Sony and Fuji each time Canikon release their sub par mirrorless cameras. These small makers are given more time to establish a stronger base and better chance of survival. Viva la competition, et aussi la diversité!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2014 at 00:33 UTC as 151st comment | 5 replies
On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (570 comments in total)

Ha, ha. While I am ready to believe that this lens is exceptional, I have some doubts however about DXO's findings. I will wait for more reviews before I will believe the speculation mentioned here that the Otus is actually better.

Sigma has proven many times that a high price tag and/or a luxury nametag does not necessarily mean the best, though obviously excellent.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2014 at 08:02 UTC as 134th comment | 1 reply
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Alexis D: People need to realize that this is a take anywhere travelzooom and so a small size is more important than a big sensor.

A 5-axis IBIS that works with 60p video is nice.

Next time, let's have a more advanced one, ie a fixed lens camera with 1 inch or M43 size sensor, EVF, and also this IBIS, 20MP, 12-45mm f/2 lens. It will be quite a bit bigger though, like a G1X or G16.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 23:43 UTC

People need to realize that this is a take anywhere travelzooom and so a small size is more important than a big sensor.

A 5-axis IBIS that works with 60p video is nice.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 23:18 UTC as 7th comment | 6 replies
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Dylthedog: Come on then Olympus - now give us the same anti-shock update for the PEN cameras with the same issue - E-P5 & E-PL5.

Especially E-P5, if it is possible.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 12:05 UTC
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Sergey Borachev: So, Olympus, this is admission that there is a shutter shock problem with the E-M1?

Good to know that there is a solution for the E-M1. Could it not be used to fix the E-P5, which is by all account ruined by a more severe shutter shock problem. And, shouldn't it be used for the E-M5 and also all future OM-D cameras, if not all Olympus cameras?

Let us have the firmware updates for the other cameras, Olympus.

I think Olympus is changing. Lens hoods for the 12-40mm and then the 25mm f/1.8 lenses. Firmware updates that actually provide additional features in the E-M5 and E-M1. Bravo, Olympus. Keep it up.

Sometimes camera makers do not make sense, but as mentioned already, Olympus seems to have decided to do the right things now.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 12:03 UTC
On HTC launches One M8 with new 'Duo Camera' post (47 comments in total)

Really nice phone but there is a fatal flaw. FATAL!

So stubborn, using that failed 4 "uber" pixel camera again!

Companies that do not listen to consumers die. This is just like Nokia when it continued to stick with Symbian when nobody wanted that OS, and then with Windows to make sure the suicide worked.

The great Beats audio performance will not save it, just like the great camera on Nokia cameras did not save it. You can't have fatal flaws, no matter how great some other features are. HTC will probably never catch up to the top players again.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2014 at 06:26 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
On Nokia Lumia 1520 camera review post (102 comments in total)

Who cares? It's still not an Android phone, and it definitely is not an iPhone. So?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 01:18 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
On Readers' Choice: Best Gear of 2013 Awards article (194 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: This is so funny, but also serious, when you see that Olympus, Fuji, Pentax and Sigma products exciting the readers here. The big makers, Nikon and Canon, show that you can make money by selling older technology products cheap to the masses and to those shackled to their lenses or rather their old mounts. This shows that not everybody can afford to switch or afford the latest and the best for their needs.

The Canon users in particular are an interesting bunch. They keep buying cameras with 5 year old sensors, that are inferior in DR to even smaller format cameras, and for Canon APS-C users, they keep buying those ordinary lenses!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 03:34 UTC
On Nikon Df Review preview (1621 comments in total)
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km25: I the AF really that bad in low light? If it is why have camera that is good in low light? I think the camera is over priced by a lot. A split image on the focusing screen is really needed with the older lens, as a matter of fact interchangeable would be best. The camera has too may problems to be corrected by firmware.

I like the idea, maybe Df ll. 20MP, better AF, interchg. focusing screens and a grip.
And all the stuff in the review to bad.

Is this camera silver, gold or what?

The AF is amazing, wonderful, compared to old classic cameras 40 years ago! ;-)

A shutter speed of 1/4000 sec is also matching the best there was 40 years ago, like the FM2. And one SDcard slot only, and no histogram, heavy ... This is nostaligic spec indeed. It does look fantastic though.
With so many faults, it still gets 81%. However that score apparently has no co-relation with Gold or Silver or whatever award.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 08:32 UTC
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