Harold66

Harold66

Lives in Belgium Belgium, Belgium
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at www.thedemandingtraveler.org
Joined on Aug 26, 2007
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www.haroldglit.com
IG : haroldglitphotography

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Rhawi Dantas: Ricoh, if you are listening bring a GR with an 35mm equiv. lens. While at it slap a 24mp sensor and we are done.

I volunteer as tribute for testing. (hard job but someone has to do it.´).

Richard . Your suggestion for a 40mm equivalent is the right one. This way ricoh offers a GR with the 28mm native and the 35mm crop ( and the crop will lake even more sense with the higher count 24 Mp) and another version with a native 40mm equivalent which is such a great focal length for street photography as proven by many film cameras of the past ( rollei 35, minolta cle, canonet,..). Furthermore a 40mm FOv will allow for a 50 mm crop ( again with enough MP) with the higher count MP sensor for those who like the 50mm too.
And if they had an optional 2 X converter , we would get high quality 80mm Fov equivalent for portraits. A winning combo for sure. Harold

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 21:21 UTC
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Harold66: New battery , new charger not good news for em1 and em5 owners so hopefully they won t use this new battery on the em5 mark 3 next year !

Yes sure why not penalizing further the ling time customers !

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 19:27 UTC
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Digimat: well...its a tiny sensor thats not for everybody, but the specs are beastly.

Tiny sensor ? Ridiculous statement

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 18:25 UTC

New battery , new charger not good news for em1 and em5 owners so hopefully they won t use this new battery on the em5 mark 3 next year !

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 18:24 UTC as 86th comment | 8 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 First Impressions Review (127 comments in total)
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Escaping: In my own view, the original LX series ended with the LX7, because it gave me 3 key important features in one package: a large sensor in a small body platform, a fast zoom lens starting at 24mm, enthusiast controls and ergonomics including the ability to have a viewfinder (I can add an OVF to the LX3). The LX100 broke that original design concept by making the camera a tad too big for me (it no longer fits in my jeans pocket). Now, the LX10 goes back to the smaller form factor but lacks the EVF or even the option to add one. To me, this LX10 is pretty much a ZS100 with a faster lens without the EVF. I wish Panasonic did not take the EVF out. Very disappointed! At least, now knowing what the LX10 is, I can say I would go for the Nikon DL instead. Who knows, we may see a LX8?.. sighs.

On which planet is it possible to claim the lx7 had a large sensor ?? A 1/1.7" sensor can be looked as very small or small but that s as far as u can stretch it

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 13:11 UTC
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Vanitas Photo: And here I am not caring if any mirrorless have 4k, I mean there are plenty of shooters who are not interested in video at all. I understand there are many who do but there are a lot of options in the market for them.

I prefer PDAF or Dual Pixel AF, great IQ and a solid photography feature set than 4K (any brand don't care if it is Canon, Sony, Fuji, Olympus, etc.)

I think what we should be talking about with mirrorless cameras is their batteries... geez I don't want to be swapping batteries to miss shots :P at this point on how MILC have evolved is pretty clear that ALL of them could use a bigger battery...

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Yes I am aware that some - or is it all ?-sony caleras have this which is a real plus and it does not get mentioned much by the reviewers alas

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 11:37 UTC
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Vanitas Photo: And here I am not caring if any mirrorless have 4k, I mean there are plenty of shooters who are not interested in video at all. I understand there are many who do but there are a lot of options in the market for them.

I prefer PDAF or Dual Pixel AF, great IQ and a solid photography feature set than 4K (any brand don't care if it is Canon, Sony, Fuji, Olympus, etc.)

I think what we should be talking about with mirrorless cameras is their batteries... geez I don't want to be swapping batteries to miss shots :P at this point on how MILC have evolved is pretty clear that ALL of them could use a bigger battery...

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

No. Small cameras need small batteries. I NEVER missed a shot because of battery power. You need to get better organized.what is needed is battery level indicator with charge remaining expressed in percentage instead of the silly three bars levels which one could find on a twenty year old cheap laptop

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 08:33 UTC
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dansclic: Do not understand why the GR is said to be sharper. This x70 is supposed to be as good as the x100t.
Ok thé GR is,more compact. This x70 is in the same family (though not same price ) as the nikon coolpix A, the leica Q .
Nô zoom thus to gain compactness, So comments about the fact that there is no zoom is irrelevant.

No the GrII is definitely the closest competitor of this X70 and the Q is another beast altogether ( size, weight, sensor size and resolution, and price) contrary to what you wrote

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 03:10 UTC
On article Second time lucky? A closer look at Sony's new RX1R II (542 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: As some suggested, I shall too; with this insane resolution, they could have gone wider, 28mm or 24mm lens.
And for this relatively small camera with nothing to grab on, how increased number of pixels will affect image quality? This camera will register even smallest hand or camera shake — is the lens stabilised?

Ok let s just agree to disagree, shall we ?

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 15:14 UTC
On article Second time lucky? A closer look at Sony's new RX1R II (542 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: As some suggested, I shall too; with this insane resolution, they could have gone wider, 28mm or 24mm lens.
And for this relatively small camera with nothing to grab on, how increased number of pixels will affect image quality? This camera will register even smallest hand or camera shake — is the lens stabilised?

Obviously you have not done much street photography to write something like that
Harold

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 09:12 UTC
On article Second time lucky? A closer look at Sony's new RX1R II (542 comments in total)
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km25: The EVF is better then a pop up flash, what are the specs? I looks to be a bit of a pain. I hear this sensor can get hot. 40mps are better then 24mps, but do you really need it. PASM, with the pop up EVF. A FF RX100 VX. I would rather have the Leica and give up the MPs.

Garyknrd Based on what you wrote I think you would be better served with either a hybrid camera with interchangeable lenses or if a fixed kens a camera with a zoom to cover the various subjects you mentioned

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2015 at 12:52 UTC
On article Second time lucky? A closer look at Sony's new RX1R II (542 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: As some suggested, I shall too; with this insane resolution, they could have gone wider, 28mm or 24mm lens.
And for this relatively small camera with nothing to grab on, how increased number of pixels will affect image quality? This camera will register even smallest hand or camera shake — is the lens stabilised?

Randy. Let s say one of the most popular FOV. the 40mm Fov was also a classic street photography focal length. Even the Rollei 35 despite its name had its most popular version with a 40mm ( and I think it was also a Sonnar if memory serves). if this new Sony had a 40mm Sonnar I admit I would be tempted since it also has a 4:3 ratio option. ( which the Leica persists in not offering even on the cameras without an optical finder)

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2015 at 12:48 UTC
On article Second time lucky? A closer look at Sony's new RX1R II (542 comments in total)
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King Penguin: It's obviously a superb camera but using your head not your heart, why would you buy this over a Leica Q.

It's like buying a Nissan instead of a BMW!

......and before the fan boys comment, it's not snobbery, it's about driving experience, pride of ownership, down the road resale price and most importantly pre and post customer
service.......the list goes on........

I am surprised by the amount of pettiness in most of the replies. First the desire to try to prove that the Q is soooo much better than this Sony, or the opposite. There are both great cameras and having more choices is always better. I do not plan to buy either one because I do not really need it and my preference is for another FOV.for those who can afford it, I think both have pros and cons but the deciding factors for most potential buyers would be the ergonomics and the FOV.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2015 at 12:36 UTC
On article Second time lucky? A closer look at Sony's new RX1R II (542 comments in total)
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G1Houston: I personally would much prefer a built-in flash as opposed to an EVF. Use the rear screen for composition, what do you do now if you need some fill in flash?

easy. you mount one on the hotshoe. An EVF is much more useful than a silly tiny flash on a camera of this caliber... and price

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 22:33 UTC
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Harold66: if it comes with an option for 4:3 ratio and a crop to 40mm (like the GR and Leica Q have crops mode from 28 to 35mm) I might decide to get one
Not likely though I know

Alpha Photo on your first point There is a difference between being able to crop a picture and being forced to have to crop EACH picture you make. As for your second reply about the double edge sword :No it is not. If you are not sure then crop in post processing but doing what you suggest ( which is what the Leica Q does ) would be equally silly. If one needs a crop because he wants to avoid the waste of time to crop each picture made , having to recrop later in post processing for the raw would be equally silly and a waste of time.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 17:35 UTC

if it comes with an option for 4:3 ratio and a crop to 40mm (like the GR and Leica Q have crops mode from 28 to 35mm) I might decide to get one
Not likely though I know

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 16:08 UTC as 217th comment | 6 replies
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Joel Benford: Instead of an adapter to take it from "too wide but I guess that helps keep the size down" to "even wider", could we maybe have a x1.5 converter to make it a standard lens?

I think a GR "N" ( for normal ?" with a 2/40mm ( 35mm equivalent) a no-alias filter 24MP aps Sony sensor ( with 50mm crop) and a 2x adapter would sell in much higher numbers than the 28mm version and would be bought also by most current GR users

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2015 at 11:45 UTC
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belle100: The last time it was a green marble edition, this time it is orange. Instead of all these unnecessary space waster, can we just have the EVF and filter thread built-in and a design to have the 21mm converter screw on instead. Also make the aperture and the shutter speed adjustable in movie mode. Plus weather proof. I want a GR but not this GR II. I hope that GR is not mark 10 if it ever happen.

a screw in 21mm converter. Why ? this is a strange request

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2015 at 11:41 UTC
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Prixnobeldefoot: I wanna buy that kit just for that aluminium case.

Really ? there is nothing special about that case . and it is not like you are going to use it in real life !

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2015 at 11:40 UTC
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cgarrard: I love Ricoh, but pretty disappointed with this announcement. I won't be the last :).

Cgarrard. Yes I saw your other post but it does not change anything. I get why Ricoh only updates once every other year. I am fine with that pace but this update is a mistake in my opinion as it alienates a lot of current GR users and is likely to be a flop outside Asia

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 12:35 UTC
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