superstar905

superstar905

Lives in Canada Mississauga, Canada
Joined on Apr 23, 2009
About me:

Amatuer photographer who is always learning and always enjoying taking photo's.

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On article Sony a7R II versus a7 II: Eight key differences (397 comments in total)
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Aroart: Great comparison... Off topic but Sony related.. The a6300 just got a firmware update that is suppose to solve over heating in 4k.. I don't think its a rummer, wonder why DP review hasn't posted it.. Can anyone validate...

They don't usually post rummers.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2016 at 03:19 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (289 comments in total)
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jesus_freak: I'm still blown away by how much the RX100 IV costs. There are a lot of other options available for $950.

Well, I looked at that, but the AF and processing speed of the M4 alone makes it worth it, along with improved EVF. I want to see what the M5 brings, LX200, and then will compare with the DL24-85. Come black friday, I will be making a purchase, till then, I'll enjoy my a6000 with 16-70

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 13:35 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (289 comments in total)
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jesus_freak: I'm still blown away by how much the RX100 IV costs. There are a lot of other options available for $950.

I agree. If it was weather sealed though, that would potentially justify the costs as the dust on sensor issue goes away.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 13:03 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2154 comments in total)

Richard, I am impressed that you come here and respond to criticism levelled at the review. That is big of you, and speaks to your confidence in what you have delivered. I wonder if the camera should have gotten a silver or a Gold based on factors others have mentioned specifically lack of direct access to functions without having to menu dive, lens ecosystem, etc. That said, this camera is clearly an upgrade, and clearly the best in its class and for those complaining about the price (I'm not thrilled about it either), just look at whats being charged for the Olympus Pen F and X-Pro 2 both of which are inferior to the a6300.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 01:07 UTC as 204th comment | 3 replies
On article Field Test: The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV in Mexico (134 comments in total)

purchasing any of these cameras without them being weather sealed is a huge risk, and considering the financial committment to buy these, its not one I would make without it being weather sealed.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 21:20 UTC as 15th comment | 1 reply
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1068 comments in total)
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superstar905: I think this is a really fair review. Well done DPreview. I'm not a fan of primes as I really dislike swapping lenses so this camera is definitely not for me, but I loved my EP5 and looking forward to what the EP7 might bring. For now, I'm content with my a6000 and 16-70.

This from the review cons:
"Due to its rangefinder-style design, it can be awkward to use with anything other than small primes". Sure, you can use the 12-35, but it would be unbalanced just as it was on the EP5. I think another low rating was value in this review which I think speaks to price point vs what are you really gaining in better image quality from what already exists in the m4/3 line. 12-35 is too limiting a range for me and I like the DOF control on the larger format APS-C, however if Oly/Pany were to come out with a 12-50 or 12-60 f2.8-f4, I think i may be convinced to come back to m43 (assuming improvements in AF-C are made concurrently). Anyways, just my opinion.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 03:42 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1068 comments in total)

I think this is a really fair review. Well done DPreview. I'm not a fan of primes as I really dislike swapping lenses so this camera is definitely not for me, but I loved my EP5 and looking forward to what the EP7 might bring. For now, I'm content with my a6000 and 16-70.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 02:44 UTC as 90th comment | 2 replies

F2.8 - 4 would have been my preferred apertures on this range. Right direction though with the range chosen.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 04:18 UTC as 62nd comment
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-Pro2 (77 comments in total)

Very nice camera. I suppose the new Enthusiast price is now close to $1800 USD. For a non pro camera, certainly this is a niche camera that will have sales, but certainly limited for what it is. Fuji in my opinion is simply catching up with the competition but this is a nice looking camera.

Even if slightly larger than the GX8, you have a much larger sensor that will outresolve it.

For me, I'd call myself a hobbyist, this is too much money and I absolutely need an onboard flash that can bounce. I can't tell you how many times that has saved me when I've only had my zoom lens.

That is too bad though, I think Fuji is heading in the right direction here, and if the hybrid viewfinder and other features work their way to a lower end model, combined with a fast AF system, I think Fuji could build some winners. My biggest issue with Fuji Cameras was poor video.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 12:48 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1570 comments in total)

I can genuinely say that I am in the target market for this camera, but Sony has priced me out. At $700 I would suck it up, but where it is, as good as it is, is not for me.

Unless the target is not me, but rather Pro's who simply want a small backup. While they may too be customers, I don't think they are the target.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 12:27 UTC as 149th comment | 1 reply
On photo Igor's winning ball in the People playing petanque challenge (9 comments in total)

awesome photo!

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2015 at 03:05 UTC as 8th comment
On a photo in the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Samples Gallery sample gallery (4 comments in total)

again, look at what is in focus....the front of the pillow. Had the lens been stopped down, more would be in focus. Its shallow DOF.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 16:12 UTC as 1st comment
On photo P1000566 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (4 comments in total)

again, look at what is in focus....the front of the pillow. Had the lens been stopped down, more would be in focus. Its shallow DOF.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 16:12 UTC as 1st comment
On photo ISO1250 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

I think you need to consider what is and isn't in focus. The shallow DOF is evident here, just look at the green leaves on the plants. This is impressive.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 16:06 UTC as 1st comment
On a photo in the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Samples Gallery sample gallery (3 comments in total)

I think you need to consider what is and isn't in focus. The shallow DOF is evident here, just look at the green leaves on the plants. This is impressive.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 16:06 UTC as 1st comment
On article From NEX to Alpha: Sony introduces 20 megapixel a5000 (150 comments in total)

No Touchscreen? lol. Thanks Sony, making me feel great about my EPL5 purchase!

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 15:44 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review (357 comments in total)
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superstar905: Conclusion - Cons
■Poor noise reduction
■JPEG rendering of yellows a bit washed out
■Electronic shutter can produce banding under artificial light
■Video resolution tops out at 1080 30p
■Default dynamic range settings produce slight highlight clipping
■Slow 1/50 flash sync speed

Don't know about you, but the cons I highlighted above should have carried enough weight to knock the award to silver. I removed the battery con but thats another one, you need 2 - 3 batteries to run this thing for an event at best.

I don't think anyone is saying its a bad camera, just relative to its peers, does it deserve Gold with the cons listed? Handcuffed video quality, no IBIS, banding, unusable slow flash synch speed. This camera is silver at best, but platinum for its design as a breakthrough.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 18:42 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review (357 comments in total)
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superstar905: Conclusion - Cons
■Poor noise reduction
■JPEG rendering of yellows a bit washed out
■Electronic shutter can produce banding under artificial light
■Video resolution tops out at 1080 30p
■Default dynamic range settings produce slight highlight clipping
■Slow 1/50 flash sync speed

Don't know about you, but the cons I highlighted above should have carried enough weight to knock the award to silver. I removed the battery con but thats another one, you need 2 - 3 batteries to run this thing for an event at best.

Agree regarding what is "crippling", however for a Gold award, I would think that the banding, video resolution, and flash syn speed to be enough to not warrant a Gold rating. Of course, my method is not scientific.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 17:54 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1 Review (357 comments in total)

Conclusion - Cons
■Poor noise reduction
■JPEG rendering of yellows a bit washed out
■Electronic shutter can produce banding under artificial light
■Video resolution tops out at 1080 30p
■Default dynamic range settings produce slight highlight clipping
■Slow 1/50 flash sync speed

Don't know about you, but the cons I highlighted above should have carried enough weight to knock the award to silver. I removed the battery con but thats another one, you need 2 - 3 batteries to run this thing for an event at best.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2013 at 17:42 UTC as 83rd comment | 11 replies

Look, to those saying they'd simply buy the RX100, thats completely missing the point. You are getting RX100 quality on a device that can do almost everything, vs the RX100 that can only make calls.

While it remains to be seen if smartphone users who are snap happy would adopt such a large add on, clearly Sony is leading the way with innovation and that is something to be commended.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 01:20 UTC as 23rd comment
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