haziz

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Joined on Jun 22, 2007

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FlyinDoc: I believe DPReview does not give enough weightage to video and video AF when reviewing ILCs (the clue maybe in the name of the site).

But really, video's importance is only growing by the day and photo cameras are astoundingly capable for video as everyone already knows. So many people are using these cameras even professionally for video, as proved by the growth of the GH line of Panasonics.

My point being equal importance should be given to video and video AF when recommending and scoring these cameras. If you do that, the Fuji XT2 and A6500 leap ahead of the Nikon D500 IMO.

Maybe, I'll have to wait for this site to change to Digital Photography & Video Review, before that happens.

Frankly, I am glad they don't give even more emphasis to video. I would then have to read between the lines even more than I do already to figure what their impression of a cameras stills capability is; unless they give separate stills photography and video rankings.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 13:50 UTC
On article 4 times when a Hail Mary might be the right move (102 comments in total)

"The camera needed to be forward of the gun, but my own body didn't. I suppose my hand took a slight risk."

Wow!

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 11:13 UTC as 34th comment | 6 replies
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JackM: OK, so why choose 28mm over 24mm? Surely cropping that little bit isn't going to hurt anything? I am often at 24mm on my 24-70 at events.

PS, to whoever clicked the "I had it" button, you are a comic genius! You should quit your day job and hit the stage!

Because many would prefer 28 mm or 35 mm over a wider field of view for environmental portraits.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 14:38 UTC
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haziz: To DPReview Staff: Will you please drop this aperture equivalence nonsense.

This reminds me of the famous aperture equivalence debate between Ansel Adams and Richard Avedon regarding LF lens (specifically 8x10 lenses) and MF TLR lens aperture equivalence in the mid 1970s. Steve Mccurry also mailed in a letter from rural India vehemently disagreeing about the implications regarding his 105 mm Nikon lens ......... The only problem is that that debate never happened!
People have been using different lenses on different formats for decades, indeed well over a century. This attempt at creating an "equivalence" formula regarding lens focal lengths and much more particularly aperture, even if technically accurate when stated correctly, has resulted in massive confusion and is frankly misleading.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 23:37 UTC
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haziz: To DPReview Staff: Will you please drop this aperture equivalence nonsense.

What I am trying to say, and clearly failing to get across, is that the whole "aperture equivalence" talk is at best unnecessary and at worst confusing and misleading.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 16:06 UTC
On article What is equivalence and why should I care? (2463 comments in total)
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OldYeller: Ironically shooting with a large full-frame camera is very much like driving a semi-truck through your local park. Everyone gets out of your way! When I show up to the falls with with the big rig it's like the parting of the seas. All the iPhonies stop taking selfies and get out of the way.

So the number one reason to buy a big camera is not noise or resolution, it's getting all the duck-faces out of your way so you can finally take a photo. And just to be clear... I have nothing against duck-faces. I just believe they should stay on ducks, not people.

What about shooting with a large format camera? I have not noticed this when I show up with my 8x10!

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 15:23 UTC
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haziz: To DPReview Staff: Will you please drop this aperture equivalence nonsense.

So what does this "make" of a Schneider plasmat 300 f5.6 on my 8x10, or my Fujinon 450 f12.5 on my 7x17? And how does the more panoramic 7x17 format influence it's "equivalence" vs the more "square" 8x10 or the truly square 6x6 on my TLR? And yes, I still use my 5x7, 8x10 and 7x17 ocasionally, and my 4x5 and TLR frequently, though my "full frame" (also known as miniature format) has become my "main" camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 13:46 UTC

To DPReview Staff: Will you please drop this aperture equivalence nonsense.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 11:17 UTC as 16th comment | 15 replies
On article No more Olympus OM 35mm (1 comment in total)

A sad day for photography.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 11:42 UTC as 1st comment
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Nikonandmore: It's quite remarkable psychological fetish that most discussions about large format photography are invariably dominated by people that have NEVER shot a single photo with anything else than a consumer camera. But I am yet to see ONCE anyone that does professional & larger format photography jumping into discussions about consumer mainstream gear without actually knowing what they are saying or extensively having used it. Worse, professionals openly accept input & new ideas, & have interested in being educated about all matters of photography while others are just stuck in defending their gear against stuff they've never seen, used or tried.

Ignorance is painful & even more the lack of its awareness. And Im the first to admit my own in many areas & to insist on learning & listening more than I talk.

Ultimately all photography is about who takes the photo & what it's about, NOT about gear used. But using the better gear (because you understand & respect it) means you deserved it!

You mean medium format, rather than large format. Large format is larger still (though the lenses tend to be slow and quite svelte) and the "sensor" is still mostly film.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2016 at 21:54 UTC

My one fear is that a slightly inebriated customer will drink his fixer and fix his prints in Scotch!

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2016 at 19:13 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
On article Mockups emerge of new Olympus OM-D 'OM-G' (334 comments in total)

It is sad when the camera I would most drool over is an April fools joke! I would absolutely love a digital OM5 with an OM lens mount, manual focus and all!

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2014 at 20:41 UTC as 112th comment
On article Enthusiast interchangeable lens camera roundup (2013) (466 comments in total)
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ThePhilips: Judging by the mix of cameras on the list, the "enthusiast camera" moniker meaning less and less.

Inclusion of the Pentax on the list is rather unexpected. Sad to see system sliding into obsolescence. But IMO in 2013 and forward, with such limited lens catalog, having just lost 3rd party lens manuf support, and no video, the Pentax simply has no place on the list among the mainstream cameras today. Sad, but true.

NEX-7 and Fuji X-Pro1 are also oddballs on the list. IMO they are not proper "enthusiast cameras", but "enthusiast's second cameras". And that deserves its own category. Many own two systems this days, and choice of second system is important too. I think "Best enthusiast cam to go with your Canon/Nikon DSLR" might be two interesting topics (one for Canon, one for Nikon).

Research the Pentax system before posting. Pentax has the largest selection of APSc oriented prime lenses of any system and is a great camera to use. It also definitely has video.

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2013 at 13:23 UTC

It would be dissapointing if the Olympus OM-D was a m4/3rds body. I have always been hankering for an OM5-D continuing the OM line of lenses and bodies and remaining manual focus only:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1022&message=30953683&q=haziz+olympus+OM5&qf=m

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2012 at 06:26 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
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policeman0077: a low price version without hybrid viewfinder and more compact body would be interesting

Without hybrid viewfinder??? Why??? For most users the main attraction is the window finder. Now if only they had added a real rangefinder and used a manual helical in the lens instead of manual focus by wire it would have been perfect.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2012 at 05:26 UTC
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