zakk9

Lives in Thailand Samut Prakan, Thailand
Works as a Graphic designer
Has a website at http://epixx.wordpress.com/
Joined on Sep 18, 2004
About me:

Some Fujis, Nikons and a Panasonic,
and a few Nikkor, Zuiko, Tamron, Panasonic and Zeiss lenses

Comments

Total: 132, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »

I'm reading this just as I've gathered all my old 320 and 500GB HDDs, wondering what to do with them now that all my photos have been transferred to 2TB disks. Oh well... progress I guess. I can now carry more or less my entire image archive with me on one disk, being able to re-edit old photos anywhere, any time. That's convenient :)

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2016 at 01:20 UTC as 1st comment
On article TIME releases 100 most influential images of all time (173 comments in total)

The title should have been: "TIME releases 100 most influential images of all time as seen from the United States of America". Apart from the third world photos of starving children etc., most of the photos seem to describe events in the USA, a country that represents 5% of the world population, or events where that country was involved.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 22:32 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

zakk9: Is there something wrong with my reading abilities or is there no way to backup from the camera to the disk using WiFi?

While I understand the argument about speed, which makes sense, the argument about compatibility shows how crude this technology is. It reminds me of the personal computers of the eighties, when carrying a floppy disk to the next office was usually faster than logging into the network and transferring the data.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 23:31 UTC

Is there something wrong with my reading abilities or is there no way to backup from the camera to the disk using WiFi?

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 13:30 UTC as 40th comment | 5 replies
In reply to:

Suave: Damn, Apple, I thought lightning cables that wear out in a year make you enough money.

Getting rid of Thunderbolt is the only advantage with this new launch. The contact/cable interface must be the worst ever invented. One of the two on my MBP is so unstable that it's useless in reality. The other one is working as long as I don't move the Mac or breathe to heavily.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 01:09 UTC
In reply to:

zakk9: The problem with this is that I need a dongle for the card reader and one for the external disk that I will have to use with the reader. Then a Thunderbolt dongle for the hub in the office and one for the hub at home. Then one for HDMI and my two extra power adapters that sit stationary at my home and my office (in addition to the one I always carry with me) will have to be replaced as well.

I don't want any of these. I want a computer that all my devices can be plugged directly in, so that I don't need to do a "dongle count" whenever I'm going somewhere, not to speak about every time I leave a hotel room or wherever.

This machine is a downgrade, plain and simple. My current MBP Retina can live for another year at least, and when the time comes, I'll have a thorough look at the Surface Something.

With the reactions to this launch, I doubt MS dares remove the USB 3 contacts on the next generation Surface Pro and Book models. This is a golden opportunity for them.

If I'm right, the only things I need to change are the hubs, and USB hubs are cheap, plus the power supplies. No dongles to carry or count. The downside is of course changing to Windows after 20 years with Apple. Billions of others seem to live with that though, so it's probably not the end of the world.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 01:06 UTC

The problem with this is that I need a dongle for the card reader and one for the external disk that I will have to use with the reader. Then a Thunderbolt dongle for the hub in the office and one for the hub at home. Then one for HDMI and my two extra power adapters that sit stationary at my home and my office (in addition to the one I always carry with me) will have to be replaced as well.

I don't want any of these. I want a computer that all my devices can be plugged directly in, so that I don't need to do a "dongle count" whenever I'm going somewhere, not to speak about every time I leave a hotel room or wherever.

This machine is a downgrade, plain and simple. My current MBP Retina can live for another year at least, and when the time comes, I'll have a thorough look at the Surface Something.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2016 at 07:53 UTC as 83rd comment | 2 replies

Yeah, right. And in addition to not being able to read my SD cards directly, it connects to exactly zero of my three rather expensive car readers and the same number of external disks, USB hubs etc. that I also have an abundance of. In reality and apart from the weight and size, buying one of these MacBooks would be a downgrade from my current, 2 year old MBP Retina.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 04:52 UTC as 4th comment

I can only repeat what other Apple users have written before me. After 20 years with Apple, it might be time to change. Apple seems unable to innovate anymore.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 15:54 UTC as 14th comment | 4 replies
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)

Apple is slowing down, Microsoft is speeding up. After 20 years with Apple, I'm very inclined to try out one of the Surface models when I upgrade next. These Macs don't seem to bring much new to the table other than the lack of compatibility with my current external hardware.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 15:49 UTC as 41st comment
In reply to:

rfsIII: I wonder how the focus breathing and all that are....But either way, Olympus takes back its crown for the king of lenses.....With a constant aperture and IS, if you put this baby on the new Panasonic GH5 you would have everything you need to shoot awesome feature films. And I bet it will be amazing paired with the BlackMagic cameras as well.

I base my evaluation of lenses on image quality, not on weight and size. If I want small, I have the Panasonic 12-32mm f/3.5-5.6 and 35-100mm f/4-5.6 with a combined weight of 205g that I paid less than $400 for in total. Image quality is great for both. I haven't tried the 12-100mm yet, but the user reports so far look very promising. As for he EOS M system, I'm sure it may turn out well in the future. Currently, it's extremely limited.

Yes, I've been shooting video using the viewfinder as well as the LCD for 6 years, and yes, my neck is fine, thank you very much. In sunny weather, the viewfinder is mostly the only alternative.

If you find m4/3 too expensive, I suggest that you stay with your Canon gear.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 21:52 UTC
In reply to:

rfsIII: I wonder how the focus breathing and all that are....But either way, Olympus takes back its crown for the king of lenses.....With a constant aperture and IS, if you put this baby on the new Panasonic GH5 you would have everything you need to shoot awesome feature films. And I bet it will be amazing paired with the BlackMagic cameras as well.

evilmagicnut, so the DSLR bodies from Canikon will have hybrid viewfinders and dual IS 1-2 years from now? Sorry, I didn't know that, but you apparently do. Me? I sold my Nikons (D810 and D700) 6 months ago and went for m4/3 (E-M1 and GM5) after using the system off and on for 6 years. I can assure you that the Zuiko and PanaLeica pro lenses are way beyond the Canikon's consumer lenses that you are referring to, both with regards to physical build and optical quality. Both Canon and Nikon make some great gear, but their consumer zooms are not part of that greatness, even though they are often quite expensive as well as bulky.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 05:04 UTC
In reply to:

rfsIII: I wonder how the focus breathing and all that are....But either way, Olympus takes back its crown for the king of lenses.....With a constant aperture and IS, if you put this baby on the new Panasonic GH5 you would have everything you need to shoot awesome feature films. And I bet it will be amazing paired with the BlackMagic cameras as well.

Those Canikon combos are of course great for those who don't want 24mm eqv. at the wide end, no constant aperture, no dual IS, no 4K video and no viewfinder that works when shooting video. Are those Canikon lenses weather sealed?

Me? I think I'll take that inferior Olympus combo :)

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 20:34 UTC

So, it's not bleeding edge. Guess what, neither is a Toyota Corolla, the most sold car in the world.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 23:35 UTC as 164th comment | 5 replies

Suggested new text:
Somebody made a new bag.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 02:20 UTC as 16th comment

So the reason why I should "care about" the iPhone 7 is that it can do more or less the same as other current smartphones?

Dear dpreview,
When you insert an advertorial, please label it as such. This is just an attempt to boost sales for Apple and Amazon. The iPhone 7 looks like a good phone, but there's no rational reason whatsoever anybody should buy it except for increasing Apple's profits. Oh... and those who recently dropped their phones in the sea.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 02:09 UTC as 337th comment | 8 replies

The 808 is still a great camera phone, rendering natural colours and contrast. Lovely device :)

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 21:19 UTC as 21st comment
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2178 comments in total)
In reply to:

Kiril Karaatanasov: This battery life thing is complete fake. I took 800 shots today on my A6300 with single battery and had 41% remaining charge. I would bet I would be able to do similar with Fuji......I all depends how you use the camera. Mirrorless with full electronic shutter just use much less energy than DSLR.....I could have easily gone well beyond 1000 shots

It all depends on how you shoot. I've often shot more than 2,000 shot with the D810 and still had half battery capacity left. The figures that the camera manufacturers use are standardized and comparable. That's the main point with them. Some will get more, some will get less.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 22:16 UTC

So that's why he got that job, because he have such nice cameras?

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2016 at 22:29 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)
In reply to:

Kev The Doc: Groundbreaking?

Here's a list of all other medium format mirrorless cameras:

---

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 12:40 UTC
Total: 132, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »