Jonathan F/2

Jonathan F/2

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Joined on May 2, 2004

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On article Gear of the Year Part 4: Dale's pick - Samsung NX1 (407 comments in total)

Camera of the year! All other mirrorless cameras pale in comparison!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2015 at 01:09 UTC as 54th comment
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (667 comments in total)

Camera of the year! Sony users are just jealous!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 19:19 UTC as 86th comment | 11 replies

I think my 2009 Nikon D3S takes better photos.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 18:02 UTC as 86th comment | 5 replies
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Jonathan F/2: "Von" Wong's work is cheesy as hell. His pictures are the same over-processed junk you find in a Photoshop User magazine. The only thing this guy does well is market himself with that ridiculous name he gave himself. He's in the same category as Gary Fong, Scott Kelby and the rest of the televangelists of the photography world preaching to creatively impaired sheep of the world.

I think those defending him, need a little exposure to the outside world to see what good photography is about. And seriously as another commenter pointed it out, if you start wearing clothes with your name on it, you're already in the realm of being a marketer and not about content creation. Feel free to like what you want, life is easier for those who prefer to be good little sheep.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 06:34 UTC
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Jonathan F/2: "Von" Wong's work is cheesy as hell. His pictures are the same over-processed junk you find in a Photoshop User magazine. The only thing this guy does well is market himself with that ridiculous name he gave himself. He's in the same category as Gary Fong, Scott Kelby and the rest of the televangelists of the photography world preaching to creatively impaired sheep of the world.

Well apparently quite a few people agree with my assessment. Instead of following what DPReview tells you what's relevant in photography, go browse Instagram, Tumblr and Flickr and see what lesser known, but far more talented photographers are posting from every corner of the world. Portrait photographers in Mongolia and street shooters from Brazil are way more raw and captivating than what gets hyped as good photography.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 6, 2015 at 05:26 UTC

"Von" Wong's work is cheesy as hell. His pictures are the same over-processed junk you find in a Photoshop User magazine. The only thing this guy does well is market himself with that ridiculous name he gave himself. He's in the same category as Gary Fong, Scott Kelby and the rest of the televangelists of the photography world preaching to creatively impaired sheep of the world.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 5, 2015 at 01:49 UTC as 8th comment | 7 replies
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Sarge_: I just don't understand, with all the boundaries Sony has pushed, do they not have a lineup of faster f2.8 zoom lenses (11-24, 24-70, 70-200). F4 just seems like amateur kit on a camera that seems to have professional capability.

If they released 2.8 zoom lenses, then they'd be the same size as DSLR lenses. Hence the perception of the smaller size of mirrorless goes out the door!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 2, 2015 at 07:14 UTC

GX8 should be camera of the year!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2015 at 17:58 UTC as 47th comment
On article 2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $1200-2000 (325 comments in total)
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Jim Forever: Really surprised to not see Nikon D610 included in the winners!!! The best affordable FF at the price of an APS-C!!!! Simply the best IQ which beats canon/Fuji etc high end FF/APS-C cams!! Amazing low light performance excellent lens selection. Wonder how Samsung has even featured here?:)

They want the sheep to think DSLRs are dinosaurs because you need to spend money on a camera that isn't weather sealed, doesn't have dual card slots, doesn't have a long battery life and doesn't have a comprehensive native lens system!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 21, 2015 at 09:33 UTC
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neatpicture: Well I have been saying all along. Samsung is a market exploiter, I only get disposable electronics from this brand. I was laughing away when people took this brand seriously when the NX1 came out, as taking over the photography market. Saving from the German market obviously is more valuable than their reputation and loyalty. SO Samsung style, and I cannot believe so many did not see this coming.

Sony will probably do the same leaving all the Sony F/E mount owners orphaned!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 23:17 UTC
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Jonathan F/2: Only amateurs shoot RAW!

An efficient jpeg shooter can speed through captioning, quick edit and have pics batch FTP'ed to clients by the time a RAW editor finishes uploading images to their computer! I always find it amusing when newbies take forever to get their photos out processing RAWs while the rest of the pool photographers already get photos out!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 23:00 UTC

Only amateurs shoot RAW!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 05:00 UTC as 43rd comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)

The D5 should be revolutionary!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 19:10 UTC as 65th comment | 1 reply
On article 2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-800 (274 comments in total)

E-M10 should of gotten top pick. Silent shutter, 5 axis IBIS, high res EVF, 1/16000th max shutter in electronic mode, touch screen, flip LCD and the largest lens selection to choose from. Not to mention the best metering system of all mirrorless cameras. It just seems like these camera reviewers are more obsessed with specs than actual picture taking.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2015 at 20:10 UTC as 49th comment | 5 replies

Sounds like a guide made up by hipster trust fund babies.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2015 at 04:14 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
On article Bang for the Buck: Olympus OM-D E-M10 II Review (693 comments in total)
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gLOWx: Big problem : when Sony will provide a stepped up M43 sensor ?
If they don't, M43 format is simply dead.
And i like my M43 PEN too much to accept this :D

May be Sony simply want to kill Panasonic/Olympus M43 line...
Not providing a new sensor is the best way to do it ;)

I don't speak about raising MP count only. A new 16 MP could be enough for me. But with upgraded dynamic, color range and sensitivity.
LX100 "washed out" lens flare left me cold. There is no more real innovation in M43 world.
It is time to move lines, again.

What the heck are you talking about? The GX8 has the new 20mp sensor. It's only a matter of time before that sensor trickles down to the entire M43 camera line. Stop trolling your doom and gloom!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 19:20 UTC
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Clyde Thomas: Has any pro sports tog bothered similar test with AMount a77/99?

Honestly, I'm just astonished how AMount (with joystick, extra power, AF-D, native pro tele, and the ability to use it all for video) is avoided at all cost. Yet EMount with all the shortcomings listed in review, is repeatedly tested for action photography.

What a weird wanderlust age of the kludge we live in. Avoid the obvious. Entertain the uber hack. This era of photography seems like a huge distraction to me.

I'm sure the camera vendors are getting extra kick backs that's why you have websites trying to push kludged setups for something that isn't broken to begin with. For example, all Nikon has to do is integrate the tech from the Nikon 1 series into their DSLRs, lighten up the bodies a bit and you'll have no need for any of these hacked solutions.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 18:14 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: The article is only about focus. The writer just continuously harps on the fact that the AF doesn’t work in the manner that he is accustomed to. I understand that Sony has an uphill battle converting Canikon users. However, there are so many other aspects that are important for sports shooting than just AF capabilities.

For example the low light capabilities are critical in this type of scenario especially when the photographer tended to use ISO 12,800 as often as possible. Those ISO 12K shots actually looked decent but I can’t help wondering why he didn’t use ISO 1600 and 1/250 instead? Some of the high ISO images were stationary portrait type shots.

Overall I get the impression that the writer of this article went into it thinking that the Sony couldn’t AF like he was accustomed to and he set out to prove that point no matter what it took. He proved his point but it really left me wondering whether he truly explored all of this camera’s capabilities for shooting action sports.

DSLRs for professional action has no replacement. The Sony A7 series is not in in it's element here no matter how you shoot it. It's fine if you like to shoot pictures of your cat, but not for getting that money shot.

Mirrorless has it's place, but obviously not in this scenario.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 14:23 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1500 comments in total)

Camera of the year. Sony take note!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 17:33 UTC as 164th comment
On article Hands-on with the Sony a7S II (286 comments in total)
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Jonathan F/2: I thought mirrorless was supposed to be smaller? Looks as big as a D750+24-85 VR!

Who cares about 5 axis IBIS, when the only thing you can focus track with continuous AF is a slow moving snail. Those FE lenses are huge. I always get a chuckle looking at A7 camera owners thinking they went small! LOL

Once you get those dumb adapters mounted with an anemic battery that only allows at most 200 shots...your "small" camera doesn't seem all that great!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 17:21 UTC
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