Frenske

Frenske

Lives in United Kingdom London, United Kingdom
Works as a Research Geophysicist
Joined on May 24, 2006
About me:

Sony SLT-A55
Sony 18-55mm
KM 135mm f2.8
KM 50mm f1.7
KM 28mm f2
KM 135 f2.8
Sigma 70mm f2.8
Sony 70-300mm G

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On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (658 comments in total)

So do I get this right. Canon created an amazing camera with a great range of functions, large sensor and an excellent fast lens with a very useful range. Canon has done everything to make this camera one of the hottest cameras on the market potentially selling millions of copies, but then why the **** they put such a mediocre sensor in it. At this price range you would expect something better!!!

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 12:12 UTC as 33rd comment | 5 replies
On Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Review preview (658 comments in total)

Sony pay attention: this is the lens characteristics people want to see on the RX 100 Mk III: fast and wide! A slow 28-100mm is just not cutting it!

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2014 at 09:49 UTC as 46th comment | 4 replies

Is this article about Ken Rockwell???

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2013 at 12:31 UTC as 58th comment

I had GAS for a while but fortunately being a student at that time I did not have enough money to let it get out of hand. I had to resort to lurking on e-Bay and other 2nd hand sites. Often I made good deals and occasionally sold them with profit.
One point I realized that I had so many lenses that were never used and got rid of them. Nowadays I only have one camera, one walk-around-lens, one tele-zoom and one macro.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2013 at 08:30 UTC as 29th comment
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MrTaikitso: Dumb question, but which camera offers the best IQ, the NEX series (say the mid range 5R, that I own) or the RX100/(I&II)? I understand the NEX has a larger sensor, so am assuming the only benefit of an RX100 is the genuine pocket ability?

I always say: the best camera is the one that you have with you. Being pocket-able means that people will carry it more often with them so it will take excellent pictures which you would/could not with a NEX.

I am waiting for RX110 with a 24-120mm lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 28, 2013 at 08:36 UTC
On Preview:sony-cybershot-dsc-rx100-m2 (189 comments in total)

I was really hoping that Sony will produce this camera with a improved lens. Something equivalent to a 24-120mm with f1.8-3.2. No need for more MP.

Posted on Jun 27, 2013 at 09:54 UTC as 63rd comment | 4 replies
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Lajos Hajdu: Small point: the title is wrong.

"Sigma to start shipping USB dock IN May"
or
"Sigma to ship USB dock FROM May"

In school in the Netherlands we are taught British English rather than American, Australian English, etc. Of course with out funny accents.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2013 at 05:51 UTC

Mmm probably Tokina is using their usual built-like-a-tank material for the 70-200mm F4 since it not much lighter than some of the 70-200mm f2.8 out there.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2013 at 15:17 UTC as 17th comment

I've stopped associating the brand Kodak with quality long time ago. The owners just try to suck the last dollars out of its blood.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2013 at 08:20 UTC as 31st comment
On Just posted: Fujifilm X20 hands-on preview article (127 comments in total)
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Frenske: Still waiting on a semi-large sensor compact with a semi-fast lens that starts at 24mm and possible goes up to 120mm. One can dream, can we?

But hold on the RX100 has a bigger sensor and of course you will need a bigger lens to provide a the larger disk. However let's say a 24-120mm f2-f3.5 is not that far off the current lens, 28-112mm f2-f2.8.
Having something like a 24mm is very important for me, as a regular landscape, cityscape, architecture travel-photographer (hobbyist).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2013 at 15:49 UTC
On Just posted: Fujifilm X20 hands-on preview article (127 comments in total)

Still waiting on a semi-large sensor compact with a semi-fast lens that starts at 24mm and possible goes up to 120mm. One can dream, can we?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2013 at 09:44 UTC as 18th comment | 3 replies
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CZFox: So, if a Canadian citizen take a picture of let's say CN Tower and publish it publicly on web or sell few copies, the citizen can be sued by Canadian photographer who first shot CN Tower. Am I right?

Perhaps when the photographer owns the building too. If not well then I wonder you have been smoking.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 10, 2012 at 09:20 UTC

No denying in it. The RX100 is an amazing camera, but I won't buy it as long the lens does not improve. Please make it a little bit wider e.g. 24mm and faster at the tele end and I'll buy it as my 2nd camera.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2012 at 10:40 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
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D200_4me: I like the 1" sensor idea, but I guess he's never heard of m4/3? ''Up until recently you've had two types of cameras - DSLRs, if you want the best image quality, or compact cameras if you need something smaller but there's nothing in between."

Which m4/3 can you actually put in a pocket? A mirror-less cameras cannot really be classified as compact cameras. I guess Mr Barna is grouping these cameras under SLRs category.
I waiting for a RX101 which has a 24-105mm lens which does not slow down quickly in aperture.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2012 at 14:00 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Hands-on Preview preview (626 comments in total)

I never understand why people including reviewers comment that it is something short of miracle that a full frame sensor can exist in a body so small. Perhaps they keep forgetting that 35mm film was the standard "sensor" for decades in simple compact point and shoot cameras. Especially if you think about how much space the film roll and the winder took.
I think there is a gigantic market for RX1. Maybe Sony can be bring out a compact RX10 with an APS-C sensor with fast zoom-lens.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2012 at 07:30 UTC as 116th comment | 2 replies
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TAGRIFFIN: Hi. Perhaps this is an ignorant question...but why would I buy this lens if I have the Sony 18-250? Just wonderin'....
Tim

Well because the world does not turn around you. Some people have just a 18-55mm or some people have a 55-200mm but need more zoom. Some people want a cheap knock-about zoom lens to go with their 70-x00mm G.
Who knows ... if it is not for you then don't buy it.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 27, 2012 at 08:36 UTC
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Frenske: Depth of field: 0.0004m at 0.47m and f/2.8. LOL ... even at f/16 it is just 3mm. I am not sure the world really needs lenses like this.

I am guessing you have more money than sense if you consider to pair this lens with a teleconverter.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2012 at 13:13 UTC

Depth of field: 0.0004m at 0.47m and f/2.8. LOL ... even at f/16 it is just 3mm. I am not sure the world really needs lenses like this.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 13, 2012 at 11:59 UTC as 29th comment | 7 replies
On Sony DSC-RX100 preview (544 comments in total)

Interesting little camera. I hope they will improve the lens range since you can't change lens. 28mm is a bit too tele for me when going on holidays and I shoot a lot of architecture and landscape. A 24-120mm would be great if it doesn't affect the IQ.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2012 at 11:01 UTC as 171st comment | 2 replies
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photogalleryonline: Minolta made a great 400mm f4.5 for about $6k, i picked one up for $2.8K from a japan dealer new once Konica bought Minolta out and they were stuck with stock. It is a fantastically sharp len with simply amazing colour rendition. I do hope Sony redo this lens with SSM, but I am now terrified that once they slap a Sony badge on it they'll want $10K for it.

The price of this 500 f4 is simply crazy! Oh and made to order, what planet do they live on?? ....From a very dissatisfied A77 customer.

There is quiet a difference between a 400mm f4.5 and a 500mm f4. About a kilo of glass more. But I do hope the Sony will be more on the level of the Nikon (£6000) than on Canons level (£8500).

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2012 at 13:24 UTC
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