uzevla

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On article Fujifilm X100F Review (887 comments in total)
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MarekMJE: Hello,

I bought X100F 6 weeks ago and made ca 600 pictures with it. Generally I am very disappointed, not because of choking power swith, nor because of stucking focus in auto mode AF-S or not functioning AF illuminator, but because of poor pictures quality.
So far my experience with cameras was limited to SONY RX100 II and I did lot of comparisons between those two cameras. Comparison was carried with good light condition so ISO was limited to 400.
Genaral impression is that Fuji have worse dynamic range what was manifested by more contrasty gloomy look, while SONY gave more even lit picture ( much more close to reality) . What interesting SONY picture was more three dimensional
( more micro contrasty). I tried different film simulation even RAW and DR settings at Fuji, but this general impression was unchanged.
I am sending my copy to service, but I am not expecting miracles.
My advice, do not trust reviews!

Marek MJE

I've had 3 different RX100 cameras, one RX100 II and 2x RX100 III. Had Fuji X100, the first version. RX100 series does't come anywhere close to X100.
My preference or your preference DOESN'T MATER:
RX100 lens is examined in many tests, and proven to be generally not so sharp and performs very badly at certain F-stops. The improved in, in MK3, is well, not much improved. In general, RX100 was making me much better pictures than RX100 mk3.
The Sony vs Fuji JPEG processing... now that would be a matter of opinion, but we are talk about every single review praising Fuji, and many are bashing Sony, and that's exactly what I see.

Now, my dirty cheap Pentax K30 with a dirty cheap Pentax 35mm f2.4 lens blows Fuji out of water. And that's my only complain - such costly camera, with fixed lens, should be better. But to compare it with any RX100. Now that's ridiculous.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 05:12 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 Review (398 comments in total)

Flash sync speed ? Flash recycle time ? Hopefully somebody knows.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2017 at 19:05 UTC as 18th comment
On article New GF: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies (402 comments in total)
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Marksphoto: with an aperture specs like these, I normally close the page. 1.8 / 2.0 is the new standard, everything else is a waste of money.

So, would a lens with F2.8-F4, 90mm max, with average glass quality end up being too big ?
Yes - than use another m43 camera where it would suite it better. There are cheaper ones with the same sensor, such as GX7.
No - Then build such lens and sell it so we can use some small m43 camera like this one.
As is: who needs interchangeable expensive *tiny* m43 camera and how will you use it ?
Sure, it's better DR and ISO than RX100M3. Sure it's better focus and DR than G1XM2 but with the offered lenses, why would you ever choose it over GX7 ? Because of the pancake lens and compactness. Ok, how is that better than LX100 ?

Panasonic marketing doesn't get it. LX100 and GX7 successor are supposed to cover this market segment; LX100 doesn't fit your pocket already. Thus, 90-100mm lens would be a perfect choice for such camera, along the built in flash.. 0.5 cmm more depth and height would make no difference. Then, they cover 200-300$ segment with GF7, like sony is doing....

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 00:34 UTC
On article New GF: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF7 flips for selfies (402 comments in total)
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Marksphoto: with an aperture specs like these, I normally close the page. 1.8 / 2.0 is the new standard, everything else is a waste of money.

You just got it wrong - this is about small cameras and their low-light capabilities, DOF etc, especially paired with a suitable lens.
Here, you are getting 64mm max, with 24mm at f3.5, which is ridiculous these days. Ridiculous for the price of course.
Even more ridiculous are the lens choices - so, you decide not to get this 12-32mm pancake but something else. What else ? A big lens that doesn't suite this camera or a 1K$ lens pro lens?
Time for panasonic to offer slightly better non-pro zoom lenses - at least f2.8, 90-120mm max etc.
I would gladly buy f3.5 lens if it offers me something. Say, zoom. 64mm is what I already get in LX100 or RX100. It's not that this pancake offers any better quality either. It's not that there is any other lens I can replace it with and make it decent compact camera. It's not the zoom I get. What is it (over LX100, RX100, G1XM2)?
And GN4 flash with 1/50 sync is really crazy - if you want camera for landscapes only, there are better choices for sure.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2015 at 00:19 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix CM1 coming to the US (80 comments in total)

This is DOA and Panasonic obviously has bad marketing.
IT'S GOT TO BE A PHONE WITH CAMERA, NOT THE OPPOSITE.
That's how people use these devices.

Even if it's camera primarily, many hard core camera fans won't be buying fixed lens camera for this price. Then, people who prefer quality phone with a good camera won't like the bulk.

A regular phone with 1/1.7" 12Mpix BSI sensor would beat any other phone camera on the market by large (talking about relevant market). The lack of their name in Android world doesn't matter - it's a good camera, Android, Google and Panasonic name that would stand behind such product. I bought 750$ iphone just because of the camera and the fact i don't want large phone (Sony z3 compact has a crappy camera despite anything people say). Than I carry RX100MK3 with it's 20Mpix not being any different than 12Mpix at 1/1.7". I am never ever going to replace these two with CM1 but would do it for a phone I just described.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 17:03 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On article Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review (510 comments in total)
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wine540: I respectfully disagree. I too have an unhealthy knowledge of Olympus menus having survived ownership of the an OM-D EM-5 and P5. Customizing this camera is child's play for me. I've used it for birding trips, scenics and casual Grandpa photography. What concerns me is that the sensor behaves as well or better than the EM-1. It is so easy to use and carry around. Pictures using the unlikely combination of camera+ Pany/Leica 25 mm are scary good. As a second camera of a MFT system user this is the best PEN yet!

So, there is camera that doesn't need familiarization with it's menu to *get the best out of it* ?

Anyway, the point is where the familiarization can get you.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 05:07 UTC
On article Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review (510 comments in total)

Great DOA camera. Seems Olympus marketing is detached from the market. Great if they can go the Fuji way but I believe they'll fail.

They needed to observe what Sony is doing and offer E-PM2 with just two improvements: Usable LCD. Certainly has to be tiltable because of the market but I wouldn't mind as long as it's bright 3:2 LCD (won't ask for more but would love to see 4:3 huge LCD . Beside that, E-PM2 needed EV compensation during video. So, that's two things and nothing more. A 300$ camera.
Or, make it 450$ with bundled PZ lens as obviously, people buy sony happily even with that horrible lens.

Could even reduce the price by supplying weaker and smaller flash. Nobody cares about that anyway. I do but we are talking marketing and people are obviously buying that crap from sony that can't lit up 10ft at maximum output.

Expensive compact w/o EVF needs justification; here, neither it's lens, nor video nor sensor. AF performance is matched by others for long time. Olympus colors ?

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 05:01 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony a5100 First Impressions Review (591 comments in total)

Another crap from sony - 200nit 16:9 LCD and the same old PZ16-50, that doesn't even cover the lens left alone it's sharpness. Nothing has changed in last couple of years...
Sure, works as 250$ camera like Nex 3N was last year, together with the lens, but going past 500$ just gives you many more choices.
Of course, there are always going to be some poor soul who is going to mount PZ 16-50 at Nex7 (or whatever is the high end Sony Nex these days).

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2014 at 16:18 UTC as 30th comment
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (305 comments in total)
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uzevla: Seriously, what's this trend with using low-end EVFs just to satisfy some "pro" wannabees ?
0.46x magnification and 1.1K dots - who needs that ?

Compact camera like this one needs good LCD. 3.3" would be good, yet they gave us 16:9 LCD which is more like 2.5". Hopefully, they didn't do what Sony is doing as their 921K 16:9 LCD on Nex6 is extremely dim - Samsung OLED w/ 230K looks better than that.

On top of this, flash sync speed stays 1/50.

Who is buying this crap ?

Somebody above was happy with 200K EVF 10 years ago ?
This is getting ridiculous... 20 years ago, I was happy w/o DSLRs at all so what now ? Should I be happy today with whatever they give me ? Yes, if it's free but the guy missed this thing is 900$, it's 2014, and we have some expectations:

1. You don't need just any EVF to save your day but the decent one.
2. You need 3:2 or 4:3 LCD and not 16:9 just to reduce the camera height for 2mm or so, making LCD completely unusable. Shooting from waist level requires decent LCD and 16:9 is not something you can look at, even if you have perfect eyesight like I do.
3. You need LCD that produces more than 300 nits, because guess what - you are using the camera outdoors.

Note that I am not against EVFs but against low end ones.
I understand many people have experience with pentamirror OVFs only. However, pentaprism ones cost few bucks more, good EVFs are cheap, Fuji Hybrid OVF is in ~600$ camera (X-E1) so a 900$ camera should be better...

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 18:39 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (305 comments in total)

Seriously, what's this trend with using low-end EVFs just to satisfy some "pro" wannabees ?
0.46x magnification and 1.1K dots - who needs that ?

Compact camera like this one needs good LCD. 3.3" would be good, yet they gave us 16:9 LCD which is more like 2.5". Hopefully, they didn't do what Sony is doing as their 921K 16:9 LCD on Nex6 is extremely dim - Samsung OLED w/ 230K looks better than that.

On top of this, flash sync speed stays 1/50.

Who is buying this crap ?

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 17:14 UTC as 40th comment | 9 replies
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review (866 comments in total)
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uzevla: As always, dpreview doesn't give info on flash recycle speed. Do you guys know RX100 had the slowest recycle speed in universe ?

Also, what's this "I'm just not a fan of head-and-shoulder portraits at this focal length" ? Do you have kids or did you ever tried street photography ?
Anyway, great that you wrote the lens is a vast improvement over that crap called RX100, past 50mm.

Ah yes, "improperly focused", "troll" and similar stupid answers.
Had 4 RX100 cameras but also there are a bit more detailed reviews of the RX100 lens than these from dpreview.
But, even dpreview will tell you RX100 lens wasn't that good past 50mm.
So, please stop troll with your love for RX100. I understand you are either a fanboy or you just don't know what sharp lens really should be.
Anyway, good that they finally improved that part.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 15:45 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III Review (866 comments in total)

As always, dpreview doesn't give info on flash recycle speed. Do you guys know RX100 had the slowest recycle speed in universe ?

Also, what's this "I'm just not a fan of head-and-shoulder portraits at this focal length" ? Do you have kids or did you ever tried street photography ?
Anyway, great that you wrote the lens is a vast improvement over that crap called RX100, past 50mm.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2014 at 18:49 UTC as 167th comment | 3 replies
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary (524 comments in total)

This is a true POS.
Sensor this big with not much Mpix. You would expect stellar ISO performance and excellent dynamic range. However, DXOMark results tell the sensor is about 5-6 years old.
To be fair, high quality fixed zoom lens, something that vast majority of enthusiast would like to see (or anybody who wants a 2nd camera), likely won't come from Olympus or Lumix in the next 5 years.

I guess a good compact is not on any roadmap. Latest update from Sony, RX100 MK3, tells us that even crappier lens is coming (f2.8 in 40mm of thickness). Latest update from Nikon, V3, tells us P8000 is going to get a horrible sensor (ISO rating of ~300 need me f1.4 lens to get some decent light in it).

Link | Posted on May 19, 2014 at 05:03 UTC as 4th comment
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(unknown member): Thank goodness Canon had the good sense to stick with the G1 X and go with a greatly improved Mark II. This V3 has some good specs, but being an ILC it is putting a little 1" sensor up against bigger sensors in all other ILCs, the G1 X II, the 1" sensor in the RX100 II, etc. In other words, it has put itself in a position that has better alternatives on both sides.
If they wanted to go ILC, they shouldn't have been so conservative as to use a 1" sensor. If they had to use a 1" sensor, they should have put it in a large sensor compact. Just like the M this camera is useful, but is designed to indicate that Nikon doesn't really take the market seriously.....they choose to compete on their own terms rather than jump right in the middle of all ILCs. I don't think they need to dive right in personally because the ILC segment has had years to gain popularity and still sputters along.

Like you know what's the dynamic range or iso capabilities of today 1" sensor ? Go and read a bit before posting.
1" sensor with good and fast lens is what you need these days for most of the casual shooting. G1X sensor size vs lens size and speed suggest not so good lens.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 16:32 UTC

Nikon fails again !
Anybody with kids at Nikon ?
This is how you plan your camera: Walk around and see all those mommies carrying T3 and similar crap just for kids pictures. Then you offer them something smaller with 1" sensor (has similar dynamic range) and even better high iso simply because you offer them f2.0 lens vs existing f3.5 crap like that Canon kit lens.
In the result, you offer a zoom lens that is f2.0-f3.x, possibly fixed to reduce the thickness. I would ditch my rx100 and pentax k-30 for that - better lens than RX100 while still likely to fit into a small pouch. And image quality to rival K-30.
And not to forget that 100mm on the zoom end is plenty for 90% of buyers, especially those with kids.
I am sure V3 will find buyers who need this but that's a small niche.

Please next. (Fuji X30 or Nikon P8000 or hopefully, G1X Mk2 tests will show it's not a powershot, but a real camera).

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2014 at 15:52 UTC as 22nd comment
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary (524 comments in total)

Yea Yea, the lack of VF is a deal breaker. Well, go and buy it. It's available, huh. For casual days where I want less bulk I am happy they made it removable.
Buy the way, did any of you that complaints about the viewfinder ever tried a high quality LCD like the one on e.g RX100 ? That LCD has way more brightness, contrast and most importantly, the dynamic range than e.g. that nice EVF on Nex6. Something gotta give, it's compact camera after all. If they've included high end LCD instead of what Fuji is doing (low end LCD and low end EVF so you can't even preview you pictures outdoors), I am going to be more than happy with it.
If it turns out this camera has a good sensor and the lens, and AF/shutter speed and accuracy which matches Oly and Lumix, the lack of VF will be unimportant.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2014 at 06:38 UTC as 16th comment
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary (524 comments in total)
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uzevla: There seems to be many 50+ guys on this forum who had never seen a decent LCD. Top quality LCD is a way better option than a crappy viewfinder.
The failure with this one is that they insisted on a large sensor by sacrificing many things. First of all, adding a high end EVF or OVF like the one in X100 and using a bit smaller sensor would result in a more capable camera - I would buy it right away. But to repeat again: I don't give a damn about cheap OVFs.

Second, this lens seems a bit small - I am afraid it will be similar to that crap in RX100. Again, smaller sensor would allow to use a higher quality lens (note: I am happy with the apertures offered _ I am actually waiting for ages for an m43 with bright and fixed high quality zoom - hopefully Fuji X30 will be the one).

And about the RX10 - don't see what that has to do with G1X MK2.
This is about making a good compact. I personally don't need RX10 - plenty of DSLRs out there.

Anyway, the good thing about G1X MK2 is that finally we have something that promises to be a good compact. I had plenty of mirror-less cameras and those lenses are simply not working for me - I never go past 100mm (I believe most people don't - after all, most are just using the kit lens...), kit lenses are bulky and are f3.5. I use primes just because there are no decent small zoom lenses. Something to replace those crappy zoom lenses and give the quality of a mid range prime, all fixed so it's collapsible, would be appealing for vast majority of mirrorless buyers. Given the dynamic range and the iso capabilities of that sony 1" sensor, all you need is a good lens attached to it. And better sensors are coming out... Hoping that Nikon P8000 or Fuji X30 will nail with e.g 1" sensor and a high quality lens.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2014 at 06:24 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary (524 comments in total)
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uzevla: There seems to be many 50+ guys on this forum who had never seen a decent LCD. Top quality LCD is a way better option than a crappy viewfinder.
The failure with this one is that they insisted on a large sensor by sacrificing many things. First of all, adding a high end EVF or OVF like the one in X100 and using a bit smaller sensor would result in a more capable camera - I would buy it right away. But to repeat again: I don't give a damn about cheap OVFs.

Second, this lens seems a bit small - I am afraid it will be similar to that crap in RX100. Again, smaller sensor would allow to use a higher quality lens (note: I am happy with the apertures offered _ I am actually waiting for ages for an m43 with bright and fixed high quality zoom - hopefully Fuji X30 will be the one).

Who ever mentioned small sensor? I said slightly smaller sensor not to compromise the lens. 1.5" is likely going to compromise the lens. Don't know if you are aware what's the topic of this conversation ? A compact camera. OK?

You CAN'T have everything you want and keep it a compact camera. That's why I mentioned better balancing of included components. What's so hard to understand ?

Nevermind, the problem is that the buyer is always right. That's why nobody is able to offer anything decent these days as Sony RX100 MK2 is something to compete with - a camera with the lens that even remotely doesn't match the sensor. If you guys would only know who much you are losing for not having that lens 0.5" thicker...

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2014 at 06:02 UTC
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary (524 comments in total)

There seems to be many 50+ guys on this forum who had never seen a decent LCD. Top quality LCD is a way better option than a crappy viewfinder.
The failure with this one is that they insisted on a large sensor by sacrificing many things. First of all, adding a high end EVF or OVF like the one in X100 and using a bit smaller sensor would result in a more capable camera - I would buy it right away. But to repeat again: I don't give a damn about cheap OVFs.

Second, this lens seems a bit small - I am afraid it will be similar to that crap in RX100. Again, smaller sensor would allow to use a higher quality lens (note: I am happy with the apertures offered _ I am actually waiting for ages for an m43 with bright and fixed high quality zoom - hopefully Fuji X30 will be the one).

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2014 at 17:36 UTC as 22nd comment | 7 replies
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