Raist3d

Raist3d

Lives in United States Canyon Country, AK, United States
Works as a Photographer & Game Developer (Programmer)
Has a website at http://raist3d.typepad.com
Joined on Dec 9, 2001
About me:

To continue loving video games, their programming while doing & improving my
professional photography, punish the guilty, reward the good, educate kids and fight for
all that is good. :-)

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On Ricoh to offer limited edition Pentax Q7 Premium Kit news story (89 comments in total)
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FRANCISCO ARAGAO: $1,199.95?? wheres the optional viewfinder, gps unit and remote control??

They are giving you three real good lenses in that price.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 23:15 UTC
On Ricoh to offer limited edition Pentax Q7 Premium Kit news story (89 comments in total)
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WhiteSwan: For that money you could buy a real camera.

The Q system is a real camera. Sorry to break your misconception.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 23:14 UTC
On Ricoh to offer limited edition Pentax Q7 Premium Kit news story (89 comments in total)
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Artistico: Seems such a waste to put good lenses on a sensor that is so small. At least the pixel count is more correct for the sensor size than some other compacts out there. It looks nice - in a miniaturised kind of way - but once you add the inconvenience of having to change lenses, you might as well get something like a Panasonic GM1 instead.

To be perfectly honest, if the GM1 hadn't come along, I'd have seriously considered this kit, though. I'm not sure exactly what it is about it, but I do like Pentax stuff.

That it handles ten times better than a gm1. I tired the gm1 no less than four times but that wheel dial in the back and the bar soap handling made the q7 easily the camera I rather use.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2014 at 23:13 UTC
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Sergey Borachev: The real questions to me are, compared to the TZ60 and FZ200:

1. How well does this new in-lens 5-axis IBIS work in stills and video?

2. How good is its 1/2.3 sensor IQ?

Nothing else is really important. If it has better image stabilisation and also better IQ than other cameras with the same size sensors, then it will be a great pocketable camera. All the fancy specs and design mean nothing unless they can produce the desired results. We need to see the test results.

True.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 07:22 UTC
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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.

IEBA1- the OMD doesn't count that way. You can make a camera with a fixed lens smaller even. Compare Fuji X100S vs Fuji X system.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 07:21 UTC

Knowing how some fans are, I wonder how many people pointed this out only to be told they were making things up :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 15:07 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies
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beavertown: Nikon would have just covered it up and be caught by the Chinese government.

Olympus is a much responsible company.

I wouldn't go around singing responsibility for Olympus after their big money scandal. At least not yet :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 15:04 UTC

Well, that is weird.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 07:15 UTC as 34th comment

No Fuji Xtrans, no interest.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 03:24 UTC as 7th comment
On Am I missing something here? article (563 comments in total)
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joeyv: Good companies plan for the future. Maybe it is hard to see what CX is all about right now. but as sensors improve the CX format advantages will be more obvious. For sure, Nikon will also come out with FF mirrorless someday. I suppose Nikon hopes that having FF + CX will effectively bracket the other formats in-between.
I use Nikon Dslrs and I sure am glad CX is there. I can can put my 85/1.4 in the V3 and have effectively a 230 mm/1.4. Or the 200/2.0 and effectively have a 540 mm/2.0. How cool is that!

@T3- so m4/3rds is doomed to fail too, right?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 05:20 UTC
On Am I missing something here? article (563 comments in total)
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Marla2008: 1" sensor.... yawn....

It all depends. Stealth to me is very important and I can tell you right now as much as I love the Fuji X-E1 output, I am just not carrying it much- size of lenses, and shutter noise.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 05:10 UTC
On Samsung announces tiny NX mini mirrorless camera news story (77 comments in total)

See the pricing here Nikon? Oh i am sure the good Nikon 1 lenses will most likely be better but still.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2014 at 02:08 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (580 comments in total)
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Alex Permit: "Considering that you can buy a Sony a6000 with a 16-50mm power zoom lens, built-in EVF, and similar Hybrid AF system for $400/£390/€450 less, the V3 doesn't seem like a great value"

You forgot to metion an aps-c sized sensor.

People who compare this camera vs the Sony completely ignore the size advantage. For many that doesn't matter. For some of us that does.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 06:58 UTC
On Nikon 1 V3: a quick summary article (580 comments in total)
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tbcass: Maybe now people will stop complaining about the price of the Sony RX 10 which offers a lot more for less money when you consider the lens and the fact you have to spend extra for an EVF.

"A lot more for less money" is relative. Because the RX10 is big it's a no go for me. That said, I would agree with you in that the RX10 as it is, offers a lot for a certain domain of photographers.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 06:55 UTC
On Am I missing something here? article (563 comments in total)

@Everyone saying "enthusiast market" requires a big sensor- no, I don't think so. Maybe I am in the minority but I think you can do a lot with the sensor they are using.

What they are really missing is (i) the lenses, (ii) camera workflow/usability (which seems like this V3 may *finally* address).

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 02:51 UTC as 84th comment | 1 reply
On Am I missing something here? article (563 comments in total)

Applause, Richard Butler, applause. Standing ovation even- it's bold for preview to write an essay like this and you guys did. Not only that, you do nail many of the issues.

Nikon makes me cry with their 1 system.

This could have been my ideal street life system- day or night. It sure is packed with the right tech, yet the usability and lens options have been horrible. Along with that pricing.

And then Nikon scratches their head why this system is not selling better.
I have to feel for their engineering team- I bet they know what they wanted and someone told them to do certain things a certain way.

Still would like to check out this V3.

Update: oh wait, for USA you can only buy with the EVF? WTF!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 02:45 UTC as 85th comment
On 500px Prime goes live, photographers now get 70% not 30% news story (91 comments in total)
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Raist3d: Not to license to a same entity permanently and forever- nope. And forget any of my images I would consider in the fine art and not stock category.

I don't understand why they decide to roll back on photographers setting their pricing. At first it seemed like a huge step forward for the right thing but now again- no.

ZTJ - "photography is easy" shows a fairly good ignorance of what makes a photograph a good photograph. Sure, snapshots of dogs and cats on a couch with flash are pretty easy. Add lens flares and HDR is Photoshop to taste. If that's what you were talking about, my apologies.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2014 at 05:02 UTC
On 500px Prime goes live, photographers now get 70% not 30% news story (91 comments in total)
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babart: Besides photography, I also work as an illustrator. There is the same conflict in professional artwork. But among illustrators, selling the rights to future use in any form exacts a much higher price than work done for specific project or client in which the artist retains rights to the work.

To me, this offer seems a bit suspicious, as does anything that seems too good to be true. $175 is a decent price for a photo, but I suspect that many photographers will save their best images for selling more than once.

BAB

@henry explain away I you know better. All I know is that perpetual license for anything else doesn't sound good to me.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2014 at 22:07 UTC
On 500px Prime goes live, photographers now get 70% not 30% news story (91 comments in total)

Not to license to a same entity permanently and forever- nope. And forget any of my images I would consider in the fine art and not stock category.

I don't understand why they decide to roll back on photographers setting their pricing. At first it seemed like a huge step forward for the right thing but now again- no.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2014 at 01:41 UTC as 37th comment | 12 replies
On Fujifilm X-E2 Review preview (283 comments in total)
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TrojMacReady: Nice camera but I feel one flaw that was only mentioned on the "noise" page (not on the conclusion page), is actually magnified by another. Like most of the X series cameras, ISO's are overstated up to 2/3 EV (1 stop difference compared to many other cameras). But in RAW, the camera also tops out at an indicated ISO 6400. Which means that if you want to shoot RAW, compared to many other cameras, the top sensitivity is actually comparable to ISO 3200. Not exactly high in the current age, where a lot of crop cameras are already used at even higher ISO's.

And while I acknowledge that users can push RAW files further themselves, choice is removed and it does affect the LV experience.

Having to under expose and develop up is not as bad for two reasons:

#1. Fuji has a dedicated EV on this camera
#2. Fuji can push up to 3 stops up when using its in-camera RAW converter. Think they are the only ones allowing such a push in an in-camera raw conversion.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2014 at 06:09 UTC
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