Timmbits

Timmbits

Lives in Canada Montreal, Canada
Works as a inventor
Joined on Oct 8, 2011
About me:

Deutscher, living in Montreal Canada.
Cycling, chess, design, inventions, nature, photography, are some of the things I like.

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...how about free?
I've been using a recycled Samsung NX20 with the 30mm f2 pancake lens.
The overall package is more compact than an X100 and has a larger sensor than MFT, and the lens isn't all that bad either.
IMO the X100 was always overpriced for what it offered, and I never understood the blind following it had.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2017 at 06:36 UTC as 5th comment
On article Google will no longer develop Nik Collection (392 comments in total)

Google terminating another app?
noooo, really?
what else is new?
This is why I don't use google for much... 90% of their products don't make it beyond a year or two. You get all invested in them, with your time and data and methodology of doing things, and they pull the plug. That's google!

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2017 at 06:13 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

What use is 4k video, or all those pixels in images, when the image quality sucks?

I wish these guys would come out with better IQ in the underwater category.

No wonder the industry is in shambles. They've been at a stand-still for a decade now.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2017 at 06:11 UTC as 3rd comment
On article 2017 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (508 comments in total)
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Timmbits: I guess this comparison would be pointless, if you had included the new Nikon models in the evals.

just disappointed that year after year they leave out some interesting models.
in this case, we now know the reason.
but in past years, perfectly available cameras had been left out.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2017 at 06:05 UTC
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Preternatural Stuff: Great - but only for fixed-focal length-fixed-sensor cameras like those in phones/telescopes etc. No zoom lens or interchangeable lens.

Unless ...What would be interesting would be a shape memory alloy back plate for the sensor which flexes/curves to varying degrees with the application of an appropriate electrical current. The engineering precision would be quite incredible.Maybe calibrated curvatures for common focal lengths in steps like 24mm, 35mm, 50mm?

you're being a bit myopic:
just as they correct for a flat surface,
it can also correct for a concave surface.
only, it will require less adjustments.
zoom or no zoom.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2017 at 06:03 UTC

it is 2017...
and they are only figuring this out now?

the slow pace at which we move is shameful

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2017 at 05:58 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
On article 2017 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (508 comments in total)

Whatever happened to those cameras Nikon had announced?
There was a built-in 20-50mm f2 lens model, I believe, a longer version and a wider version.
I was impatiently awaiting their release, then nothing.
Saw them on amazon and b+h, but they never shipped.
...now, we're stuck looking at old models comprising half of this roundup.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2017 at 05:04 UTC as 20th comment
On article Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review (434 comments in total)
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Timmbits: I've stopped being disappointed at this having no handle/grip.
I just go to the dollar store, buy some rubber anti-skid pads you put under couches, and cut it to size. you can stack them to get the thickness you want. problem solved.
it's just ironic that you have to go to such ends on a $1k camera.

That Sony grip is actually a very bad design.
Maximum leverage is obtained the higher up you are on the object, and it stops halfway up. Pulling on the bottom only makes it tilt in the direction you don't want it to fall.
Many of those grips seem to be more about styling than function.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 04:09 UTC
On article Nikon KeyMission action cameras now shipping in US (81 comments in total)

I've been eager for the prices to come down on these action cameras...
the gopro prices are just obscene.

But these buggers (manufacturers) just keep on coming out with more bells and whistles to keep the prices up. :(

Yeah, I know, revenues, revenue growth is what keeps them alive.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2016 at 04:41 UTC as 1st comment
On article Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review (434 comments in total)
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Timmbits: I've stopped being disappointed at this having no handle/grip.
I just go to the dollar store, buy some rubber anti-skid pads you put under couches, and cut it to size. you can stack them to get the thickness you want. problem solved.
it's just ironic that you have to go to such ends on a $1k camera.

thanks guys. $15 for an aftermarket (third-party) rubber grip or $25 for a wooden one, isn't bad at all. it certainly beats what the manufacturers would charge if it were their own branding. thanks for the tip and link.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2016 at 23:35 UTC
On article Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review (434 comments in total)

I've stopped being disappointed at this having no handle/grip.
I just go to the dollar store, buy some rubber anti-skid pads you put under couches, and cut it to size. you can stack them to get the thickness you want. problem solved.
it's just ironic that you have to go to such ends on a $1k camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2016 at 06:35 UTC as 60th comment | 5 replies
On article 2017 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (508 comments in total)
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Timmbits: I guess this comparison would be pointless, if you had included the new Nikon models in the evals.

I understand. I am referring to the timing of the reviews.
and we don't know for sure if they are shipping demos or not.
it happens often that they receive a pre-production model for a review, it isn't exactly unheard of.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 04:41 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (508 comments in total)
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Timmbits: I guess this comparison would be pointless, if you had included the new Nikon models in the evals.

this happens often...
it makes you wonder, if the timing of these roundups is not a coincidence, but tied to advertising funds from certain manufacturers. amazon gets coop dollars and kickbacks from the manufacturers for products they sell... they don't get money for something they aren't selling yet.
(and for those who missed it, amazon bought dpr)

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 04:26 UTC
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Timmbits: Really?
It is called GX7 in Japan, but replaces an older GX7 here... I thought up until now there was a lot of retardation in nomenclature, but this sets a new standard in stupidity.
They could have called it GX75 and had much less confusion.

Nope, not talking about those other models.
talking more about this one in particular.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 06:46 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (508 comments in total)

I guess this comparison would be pointless, if you had included the new Nikon models in the evals.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 04:45 UTC as 93rd comment | 8 replies
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (352 comments in total)
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GarysInSoCal: HUGE stills vote for the D3300 (not video)... great images with that new Expeed 4 Processor. Took it on 2 years of SM 'Cruiseboat Photoshoots'... got amazing shots! (in this folder) http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/2623/viewall#/A338961

it's the sensor, not the processor, I would say.
processor is just speed, and it's nothing without the firmware.
...and the wonderful quality Nikon glass.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 04:43 UTC
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ardenclark56: Would anybody recommend the GX85 for journalism work? I am an assistant photo editor at my college, and I shoot some sports and events. Also, how is the kit lens? Kind of disappointing that you can't buy it body only.

@ardenclark56,
if you are complaining about lens prices,
your best option might be a used camera.
I've seen some used FF cameras going for pretty cheap these days,
you can keep your eyes peeled for a camera and lens kit.
You won't need a high MP count if you have a sharp lens and won't need to crop your photos much.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 04:40 UTC

Really?
It is called GX7 in Japan, but replaces an older GX7 here... I thought up until now there was a lot of retardation in nomenclature, but this sets a new standard in stupidity.
They could have called it GX75 and had much less confusion.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 04:30 UTC as 40th comment | 4 replies
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JAF_AZ: Just a tad confusing to me ... is the ZS100/TZ100 the name for one camera or two different cameras? I note the write up in this DPreview announcement speaks of two cameras, but I'm a little bit confused as to the name of the two cameras. Sorry for the basic question, folks. The write-up is not real clear to me what's what.

@Mile FL: hopefully we won't be seeing any 1/23" anymore, ever. If cellphones have caught up with them, then they just don't have their place anymore.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 06:36 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X70 (262 comments in total)

Fuji is still paranoid about cannibalizing IL camera sales if they came out with an x100 version with a zoom.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 20:25 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply
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