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Waterengineer

Waterengineer

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On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1550 comments in total)

A $1,000US for a compact camera! That is crazy talk. We are always told the image processor is the most expensive part of a camera. The sensor in this camera is tiny. Soooooooooo, the camera should be inexpensive, right?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2015 at 19:37 UTC as 243rd comment | 7 replies

If he is serious about bringing differentiation and different tiers to the brand while respecting the core competencies of the company H should bring a digital version of the "Texas Leica" rangefinder to market. It would be a field camera with a 645 digital sensor and either an OVF, EVF or a rangefinder.

A medium format vertically oriented body would be much appreciated by anyone trying to work in the field as opposed tot he studio. The form factor has been proven by Mamyia, Pentax and more recently Leica with their "S".

Lenses would probably be needed however as the lens suite grows adapters could possibly be made to work. It couldn't be any worse that the wait for Leica to fill in the family of lenses for the "S" or Pentax to fill in their line of lenses for the 645 D/Z.

It would be new and innovative and sit along side the "H" and the "V".

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 20:07 UTC as 66th comment | 2 replies

What a self-serving article - trying to justify his position and decision.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 16:53 UTC as 59th comment | 3 replies
On #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE article (237 comments in total)
In reply to:

Jens Evensen: "We haven't tried the combination with an iPad, but honestly, you really shouldn't be taking serious pictures with your iPad anyway. Come on now."

He-he.. come on yourself Barney. This might be the greatest feature; a really nice big screen

Now why should you take photos with an iPad? Is it because looking at the huge ground glass on a 8 by 10 view camera is terrible? Ya, that must be the reason.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 02:19 UTC
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med007: I would love one of these new cameras, especially the benefit of leaf shutter lenses. However, I recently rented the 80MP Phase One with an 80 mm Schneider lens, for a weekend and shot side by side with a Sony A7R and the Sony 55mm.

The keepers with the A7R were more common, even though I focussed manually and looked at the magnified view! The Phase One shots have outstanding appeal too but are flatter and less dimensional and the colors less rich. In printing to 44" or 50" high portrAits of whole body shots, both gave magnificent prints.

The Phase One files are a tad more robust to manipulation, but the Sony A7R are also very well built. Recovery of highlights is nothing short of amazing!

Both sets of prints have amazing impact, but the Sony files, at least as processed by my workflow, are richer. But then one could say that Marisse's paintings I that richness too, but like the Phase One pictures, they have a subtle beauty in addition to being otherwise excellent.

If one looks carefully at hair, from up close, the finer resolution of the 80 MP Phase One sensor is obvious. But at a meter away, there's not noticeable difference in how the hair looks.

I have no doubt that with careful work in Capture One, the Sony images could be made to have the subtlety of the Phase One pictures and the Phase One files could deliver the bolder, higher impact Sony look.

For sure, I'd love to have the Phase One, but I suspect, I might get the added edge using the larger Sony Sensor in the Pentax 645Z.

Asher

(But, really, given the bulk of these MF systems, film seems awe dully attractive for small volume, detail-rich photography. None of these systems can improve on a studio picture made with an 8x10!)

The Sony files don't have the same skin tones and shadow roll off of the P1 files. I guarantee it.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2015 at 01:29 UTC
On Canon EOS-1D C sees $4000 price drop in North America article (249 comments in total)
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SmilerGrogan: People on this site get so crazy about one spec that they ignore the others and set their benchmarks too low. Who cares if it's better or worse than a GH4 or an A7.
The real question is how does the video look after grading? Does it output 4:4:4? Or raw video. Does it fall apart in cold weather?
How close can it come to the various Arri Alexas, Reds, and the other digital cinema cameras. How does the video look when projected on a 200 foot screen? How does it look when compressed to death by YouTube and watched on an iPhone? That's what's important, not some silly comparison to other prosumer cameras.

And in the mean time the camera still costs too much for what it is......

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2015 at 14:51 UTC
On Leica T (Typ 701) First Impressions Review preview (2251 comments in total)

Let's see: $2,000US for a camera body, $600US for an EVF, $600 for a lens adapter, and you don't even have a lens yet. All so you can have a camera that behaves like an iToy.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 24, 2014 at 13:58 UTC as 657th comment | 1 reply
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (682 comments in total)

Since the new camera is about 15-percent less in cost than the former model, how long will it be before we see incredible downward price pressure on the older model?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 15:13 UTC as 153rd comment | 3 replies
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vroger1: ...and meanwhile, they still won't repair the M8.

We need to read more of your story. I doubt that is correct. Sorry.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 1, 2013 at 21:00 UTC

If sensor size maters then why is the medium format (MF) camera industry basically dead? Why isn't there a consumer MF camera if sensor size matters?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 17:11 UTC as 51st comment | 9 replies
On Just posted: Olympus Tough TG-2 iHS Review preview (106 comments in total)

I was foolishly holding out hope for this camera. With the "slightly soft imagest, clipped highlights, chroma aberration," no thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2013 at 19:37 UTC as 35th comment
On DxO releases FilmPack 4, with 65 new creative effects article (62 comments in total)
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Waterengineer: My experience with DxO film pack is a joke.

I purchased Filmpack at Christmas 2012 and have been fighting with it to install properly on a CS5, Windows 7 64 bit machine since then.

I want to use it inside CS5 and it will only install as a stand alone.

I have gone back and forth with DxO for over five months now. They can't even tell me how to do it or provide a utility for it to install properly.

Topaz Labs and Nik software has installed easily and properly.

DxO, their people and their software are a joke. No way I would purchase Filmpack4 or any of their software for that matter.

Oliver:

There have been several claim tickets but here is one number for your reference: #15719. I have corresponded with at least three people within your organization.

What DxO needs is a script that will install the proper files in the Adobe>plug-ins subdirectory as Nik, AlienSkin and Topaz Labs have.

The reason I chose to buy DxO is because after testing I liked the feel of your film emulations the best of the packages commonly available.

I have two engineering degrees and have tried various ways of getting a plug-in install into CS5, including putting the files into the proper directory but hand. No dice it will not work. Works fine as a stand alone but that is not what I want - I want a simple work flow.

If I am having this much trouble, given my education and experience, imagine the difficulty other are having.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2013 at 17:11 UTC
On DxO releases FilmPack 4, with 65 new creative effects article (62 comments in total)

My experience with DxO film pack is a joke.

I purchased Filmpack at Christmas 2012 and have been fighting with it to install properly on a CS5, Windows 7 64 bit machine since then.

I want to use it inside CS5 and it will only install as a stand alone.

I have gone back and forth with DxO for over five months now. They can't even tell me how to do it or provide a utility for it to install properly.

Topaz Labs and Nik software has installed easily and properly.

DxO, their people and their software are a joke. No way I would purchase Filmpack4 or any of their software for that matter.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2013 at 18:13 UTC as 20th comment | 4 replies
On Hands-on with the AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR article (258 comments in total)

Nikon showing the lens with the optional collar/foot is sort of false advertising, IMHO.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2012 at 18:41 UTC as 69th comment | 1 reply

Lenses from this company might actually make me purchase a m4/3 system.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2012 at 23:05 UTC as 45th comment

Seems expensive.

Direct link | Posted on May 15, 2012 at 17:10 UTC as 64th comment | 2 replies

The is at least 40-percent too high in cost. Obviously, the target market is the Leica "want-a-be" crowd. The Leica M9 price leaves a lot of head space for Fuji to make a nice profit, but they got greedy. This thing is no where close to a Leica.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2012 at 23:39 UTC as 192nd comment
On Canon EOS C300 launch: Interview with Larry Thorpe article (39 comments in total)

Not the "run and gun" camera I was expecting, wanting or need. And no RAW, uber-disappointed. Sorry Canon.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2011 at 12:24 UTC as 15th comment

Who is making the lenses? Nikon? Where are they making them? I bet they are farming out the lens sourcing.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 05:13 UTC as 420th comment
On Bridge in the Bridges in monochrome challenge (5 comments in total)

Should be the winner - if it isn't. Excellent work.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 17, 2010 at 11:14 UTC as 5th comment
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