Banhmi

Lives in United States Frozen Tundra, United States
Joined on Aug 15, 2012

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On article 2016 Holiday Gift Guide: $500 and up (40 comments in total)

Finally, gifts $500 and up! AKA gifts for MYSELF.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2016 at 18:58 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies

This photo contest is a metaphor for so much of what caused Brexit & Trump.
(not to say I supported Brexit or Trump!)

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 15:32 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply

Hey! I already did photo #8! I can haz reward too? :)

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2016 at 11:07 UTC as 65th comment

Wow, these comparisons had ought to be pretty embarrassing for Apple. Google + Samsung phone-cameras are playing in a completely different league!

Reminds me of the shock I received the 1st time I came on DPR to compare my point-and-shoot's image results to that of a DSLR.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2016 at 12:50 UTC as 45th comment | 5 replies
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HeyItsJoel: How's this any different from another industry, like for instance, diamond? You didn't really think that a piece of shiny rock that DeBeers didn't even "make" but just dug off the ground, cut, polished and marketed as the greatest thing since slice bread--is really worth a man's 3-month salary did you?

Besides if ya didn't have the rabid consumer demand to rock a wicked-high 33% EBITDA margin, how would ya get the cash to so-totally-disrupt the watch & automotive industries, build-out a colossal castle of an office (just our humble HR strategy, ya know?), and sell your cool-aid drinking investors on how you're gonna save the world through renewable energy? Consumers should be THANKING Apple for these high prices!

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2016 at 18:54 UTC
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (554 comments in total)

"That amounts to 27 seconds of continuous shooting" ...assuming the battery doesn't die first! ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 06:30 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
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Robert Zanatta: The Nokia phones are still impressive.

The Galaxy S7 has noticeably better IQ.

@eno2 -- Apple is stopping Apple. Cameras are typically the thickest component on a smartphone. DxOMark suggests that iPhone is perhaps intentionally using a smaller sensor to make their phones *even thinner*. Of course, we are talking about a *very* small difference in thickness. Pumping up profits an extra .5% or whatever may have also been a concern.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2016 at 06:46 UTC
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Robert Zanatta: The Nokia phones are still impressive.

The Galaxy S7 has noticeably better IQ.

DxOMark states that the Galaxy S7 sensor is 131% the size of the iPhone 7's sensor.

So it should be no surprise that the Galaxy produces better image quality -- it's a lot like m43 vs. APS-C.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 11:31 UTC
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Nikonandmore: There will come a day when everyone will record their lives on photos and video 24 hours a day. My only question is who the f... k will watch it and who gives a damn?

People are starting to forget, just to live life instead.

Computer algorithms will watch, and probably report your GPS coordinates to the police.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 06:36 UTC

How come my smartphone can't do this? :)

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 17:43 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (147 comments in total)
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Banhmi: I recognize the equivalency issue here with this being MF, but how come Hasselblad doesn't launch this camera with faster lenses -- like, say, at least F2.5 instead of F3.5?

Can't imagine spending all that money on a camera body when the lenses appear kinda 'meh'. From my perspective, this doesn't seem that much better than an a7Rii until better glass becomes available, but I suppose I'm missing something here?

@Glen and Tazz - Thanks! 'contemplative photography' does sound like a lost art in an era of Instagram and Anthony Weiners. ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 18:01 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (147 comments in total)

I recognize the equivalency issue here with this being MF, but how come Hasselblad doesn't launch this camera with faster lenses -- like, say, at least F2.5 instead of F3.5?

Can't imagine spending all that money on a camera body when the lenses appear kinda 'meh'. From my perspective, this doesn't seem that much better than an a7Rii until better glass becomes available, but I suppose I'm missing something here?

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 13:35 UTC as 20th comment | 7 replies
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (708 comments in total)
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Shiranai: You got the same thing wrong like a lot of news sites due to bad research.

The camera manufacturer is NOT Yi. Yi is a brand name like EOS or Instax.
The manufacturer is the well-known company Xiaomi, also responsible for smartphones, drones and robot vacuums.

I also doubt that Yi stands for "young innovators", that might also be some false information.

I know enough Chinese to say that if 小蚁 is not owned by 小米 then it is 山寨! :)

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 06:49 UTC
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (708 comments in total)
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Shiranai: You got the same thing wrong like a lot of news sites due to bad research.

The camera manufacturer is NOT Yi. Yi is a brand name like EOS or Instax.
The manufacturer is the well-known company Xiaomi, also responsible for smartphones, drones and robot vacuums.

I also doubt that Yi stands for "young innovators", that might also be some false information.

so... is YI / XiaoYi / Young Innovators owned by XiaoMi or not?

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 05:18 UTC
On article SanDisk 1TB SDXC card prototype unveiled at Photokina (109 comments in total)

Should come prepackaged with the Canon 5D MkIV.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 18:02 UTC as 31st comment

Barney-haters are missing the point: Canon used to be a thought leader and now it's not. In an era of rapidly changing digital tech, courage has been replaced by risk-aversion and complacency at Canon HQ.

Pretty shameful for a company selling "rebel" cameras.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 08:46 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS M5: What you need to know (564 comments in total)

Canon FINALLY acknowledges that mirrorless is the future!

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 18:53 UTC as 69th comment | 11 replies
On photo Mirror on fire in the Landscape - Best of August 2016. challenge (2 comments in total)

This picture should have been #1! Beautiful!

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 20:00 UTC as 1st comment
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1598 comments in total)
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Najinsky: A couple of weeks back I spent about 4 hours walking around a large mall in Thailand, about 15 camera shops I guess, some dedicated camera shops, some electronic device shops, and some brand outlets (Sony/Panasonic).

It really smacks you in the face just how far ahead of the game Canon's retail operations are. They have the biggest presence, the most space, the best displays, the best coordination and the best draw.

It's hard to expose yourself to it and not want to walk away with a Canon, and this from a guy who reads review sites everyday, knows the weaknesses, and switched from full frame Canon 5 years back to experiment with M43, Fujifilm and Sony. A regular consumer has no chance. Resistance is futile.

The M5 will almost certainly sell in significant numbers just on the strength of this presence. It will have special appeal to those with cash and an interest in trying something different yet trusted and familiar.

The lens may not inspire, but are light, compact and they work.

I had noticed Bangkok has some pretty superior Canon stores... and now recognizing the connection to the almighty one (as bazzap pointed out), that makes perfect sense.

I may need to curtail my criticisms of Canon next time in BKK, I might be criticizing a royal camera! ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 19:40 UTC
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Contra Mundum: Have they all gone nuts?
Sony A6300 - $1k
Fuji X-T2 - $1.6 k
Canon EOS-M5 - $1k
There aren't that many nincompoops in the world to throw that much money to these lowly cameras. Nowadays, the FF bodies look like an extremely good deal.

@Contra - In addition to T3's comments, one also needs to consider cost of body *plus* cost of lenses. So, before you buy an FF body, make sure you know what FF lenses you want, and how that compares to APS-C -- FF lens are typically higher quality + (much) higher price.

While APS-C lenses might not typically offer the ultimate in quality, the 'Challenges' section of the DPR website will show time-and-time-again that these lower quality/price lenses can produce plenty of great pictures!

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 19:16 UTC
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