Alexis D

Alexis D

Joined on Oct 20, 2012

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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 (494 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 43rd comment | 3 replies
On Nikon 1 V3 First Impressions Review preview (646 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 (646 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 (566 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 131st 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 (101 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 27th 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 (1627 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
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review preview (354 comments in total)

Wish the kit lens could be a smaller 12-25mm.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 20:39 UTC as 70th comment | 2 replies

No x-tran? Forget it. Fuji is good only impressive because of that sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2013 at 23:36 UTC as 18th comment | 23 replies

Why I would not go to many places in that region unless there is no choice, whatever their attractions are or however much money can be made. It is not just about scenic photos, but health. Dubious food ingredients, bad air, radiated food chain, unscrupulous and unregulated food industries.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2013 at 23:37 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
On Sony A3000 preview (677 comments in total)

This is the camera for those who just want to look the part. They want to buy a DSLR looking camera cheap. It will no doubt sell well, if the buying trend in US is any guide. They will just look at the price, OK, $400 with a zoom lens, and also look at the 20MP and they buy.

If Canon is the one making this camera, it will sell even faster. Such is the mentality of the average camera buyers. Sad but true. So, Sony said, if this is what you want, this is what we will give you.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2013 at 00:49 UTC as 45th comment | 3 replies

$1599 body only? That's more than what is rumored as the price for the Olympus E-M1 ($1500)!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2013 at 00:35 UTC as 27th comment
On Pro Camera comes to more Nokia Lumia smartphones post (6 comments in total)

I got here by chance. I am leaving a comment just because nobody else has, 0 comments! That just shows how much interest people have in Nokia phones. I hope Nokia wakes up and starts using Android before it disappears. It was such a great mobile company once.

And this blog is a waste of time. Nobody care about these phones.

Bye, Nokia, or should I say, So long!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2013 at 00:53 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
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