mick232

Joined on Oct 23, 2011

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On article Samyang teases 'summer blockbuster' lens announcements (124 comments in total)
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mick232: Old wine in a new bottle. The Samyang 135/2.0 has just been re-released as a cine lens. What a disappointment.

Not the same how? Different optics? I bet it is the same lens design with a few features for video such as clickless aperture. All it takes to implement that by the way is to omit a tiny metal ball that enables the clicks.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 14:35 UTC
On article Samyang teases 'summer blockbuster' lens announcements (124 comments in total)

Old wine in a new bottle. The Samyang 135/2.0 has just been re-released as a cine lens. What a disappointment.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 11:59 UTC as 7th comment | 5 replies
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Achiron: Why is this on DPR? Does this really interest any serious photographer? even the least sophisticated photographer will know that smasung's s7 will be better on any situation, yet DPR is flooded with articles about mediocre sensors being utilized in a bad way in cheaply made devices. I come here to read about photography equipment, not about new Chinese cash grabs (ever tried claiming warranty or asking RMA from Chinese vendors?).

Did you know there is a Chinese brand of MF lenses that is copying Leica? Zonlai (can check in my equipment). Some story about those guys would be interesting.

Except that I have nothing to do with US or China govt but live in Europe.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 06:07 UTC
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Achiron: Why is this on DPR? Does this really interest any serious photographer? even the least sophisticated photographer will know that smasung's s7 will be better on any situation, yet DPR is flooded with articles about mediocre sensors being utilized in a bad way in cheaply made devices. I come here to read about photography equipment, not about new Chinese cash grabs (ever tried claiming warranty or asking RMA from Chinese vendors?).

Did you know there is a Chinese brand of MF lenses that is copying Leica? Zonlai (can check in my equipment). Some story about those guys would be interesting.

@tonkotsu This is BS. You bring politics and FUD in a tech discussion. Same FUD can be spread about US tech with NSA backdoors, and don't get me started about human rights.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 04:51 UTC
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tkbslc: It's getting really hard to want to spend $700 on a Galaxy or iPhone when options like this are becoming common.

Believe it or not but my wife owns the predecessor Honor 6 and the camera is actually so good that I keep catching myself quite often telling her to just take the shot with her phone instead of unpacking my full frame Sony.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 19:25 UTC
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Achiron: Why is this on DPR? Does this really interest any serious photographer? even the least sophisticated photographer will know that smasung's s7 will be better on any situation, yet DPR is flooded with articles about mediocre sensors being utilized in a bad way in cheaply made devices. I come here to read about photography equipment, not about new Chinese cash grabs (ever tried claiming warranty or asking RMA from Chinese vendors?).

Did you know there is a Chinese brand of MF lenses that is copying Leica? Zonlai (can check in my equipment). Some story about those guys would be interesting.

Huawei is a major brand not some backyard shop that just copies other products.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 19:16 UTC
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kimsch: It is almost scary to go to 100 per cent details....

Impressive images.

It may not be very large but it will have lots of detail for sure.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 21:13 UTC
On article DxOMark confirms Canon EOS 1D X II sensor advances (217 comments in total)
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miggylicious: Didn't think that my 4 year old A99 would still perform better (in good light) than Canon's latest beast.

It performs better in the DXOmark, that doesn't mean it performs better in good light.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 20:41 UTC
On article Sony warns against use of unauthorized third-party apps (183 comments in total)

If I use such an app and an unrelated part such the built-in flash or battery fails, I will insist on my warranty, whether Sony likes it or not. If I have a firmware problem, that is a different story.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 20:58 UTC as 40th comment | 3 replies

If it covers medium format, it could be good enough for the selfie-cam in my guest bathroom.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 21:07 UTC as 54th comment
On article Fast telezoom: Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 sample images (164 comments in total)
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The Squire: The kitten in #29 looks soft to me.

:-D

To me it looks fluffy

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 12:41 UTC
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Favorable Exponynt: App wasn't big enough yet.

Rumors have it that the comment textbox will soon be usable as a word processor.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2016 at 12:40 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 1 - Crop-Sensor (180 comments in total)

I'll wait for part 2 (full frame). Why watch minor league when you can watch major league for the same price?

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2016 at 21:13 UTC as 17th comment | 5 replies
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EcoR1: For god sake dpreview, stop using the name "FE-mount". Now! There is no FE-mount, there is only E-mount. These lenses mentioned in this article are full frame E-mount lenses, not FE-mount-lenses. By using the non-existent name, you give impression to people that these lenses are somehow incompatible with a smaller sensor E-mount cameras like a6300. If you go and read some cameraforums you can already see that some people think that there are two different mirrorless mounts made by Sony. Stop confusing people!

Tell that SLR Magic who use this name in their press release.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2016 at 11:07 UTC
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John McMillin: Glad to see they've finally solved the big-SLR weight problem.

As long as you need a rocket to carry it the problem is NOT solved.

Link | Posted on Apr 15, 2016 at 07:05 UTC

It probably was a mistake not to use a Sony sensor in the D5...

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 22:07 UTC as 183rd comment | 3 replies
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mick232: the old firmware must have been pretty bad then and did by far not exploit the hardware capabilities

Granted, my initial comment was a bit provocative. You almost seem to take such things personal, though.

You should also get the numbers right. They improved it by 20% to 50%, not by 10% as you conveniently argue. Do you realize how unrealistic your estimate of "thousands of man hours" actually is? Put some facts on the table before you throw around such numbers.

It's fair to ship the improvement. They couldn't have done that without the USB dock, though.

So apparently what became possible due to the USB dock is to release the lens in a premature state and fix it later. Why finalize and optimize the design when you can do it later? It also helps to sell the dock, obviously. I am not sure I like that trend.

By the way: no need to educate me about software engineering. I work in that field.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 22:54 UTC

the old firmware must have been pretty bad then and did by far not exploit the hardware capabilities

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2016 at 17:21 UTC as 15th comment | 3 replies
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km25: The Nikon 105mm f2.5, that was a very sharp lens. This lens looks to be well make, at least in performance. I had a Leica R8 and there 100mm 2.8 micro. I had a picture very close to one you have here. I feel as if the Leica lens was sharper and had better out of focus the this lens, but not a great deal. seems like a nice lens. But so may companies are producing good lens now a days

no lens will give you comparable bokeh except the sony/minolta STF

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2016 at 12:56 UTC
On article Action packed: Shooting the Sony a6300 in Miami (241 comments in total)
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mosc: Really not trying to troll here (I know, great preface) but would it have been possible to hand the model a pencil or a lolly pop or something to replace the cigarette? I did notice and it did bother me. Sorry if this stirs trouble.

That is your problem, not the photog's.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 18:42 UTC
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