attomole

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On article Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X review (504 comments in total)

Warts and all, still want one.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2012 at 16:28 UTC as 73rd comment
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DancingPhotoPanda: I have to say I find it completely hilarious that so many people are complaining that a camera which costs ~$4150 with a $600 battery grip that needs lenses in the neighborhood of $1000 dollars to take full advantage of the sensor is now going to be about $300 more.

You're the same people who are on here bitching every day that nobody should need files that big because your 10 year old computer won't even process 10MP raws quickly, and about how the new Canon doesn't have enough megapixels, and how the NEX7 has too many megapixels, and about everything else that comes along, ad infinitum.

Nobody cares. Kill yourselves.

Apart from not wishing the self induced premature demise upon anyone I have to concur. What it does is set it well above what all but the most wealthy of amateurs would aspire to, as it creeps toward £3000, I am sure that the D700 has been available mostly for about half that price, that is a few years ago £3000 quid would get you into the FX club and some decent glass to boot. Now it really is a pro only camera the extra 200 quid won't make that much deference apart from profoundly irritating people for a bit.

For the "systems error" ill bet that's an individual that screened up put the wrong codes is in SAP, easily done and not spotted.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2012 at 06:40 UTC
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shakabra: One thing that I never ever understand in these camera reviews.....is that no one ever talks about PRINTING. I mean, you don't even need more than a 1 megapixel camera if all you do is post photos on the internet. All this tech talk and stupid arguing... and not one mention of the final output: THE PHOTOGRAPH!!! 10 years ago, no one ever argued about which film or chemicals were superior. Now look at you. You are all tech geeks yet you have all lost sight of what photography is all about. the D800 has 36 megapixels and not one mention of what the prints look like.

Kodak Trix pan, rated at 300ASA developed in Rodinal diluted 1/50 for 12 min. Printed on Agfa record Rapid.

We argued, but there wasn't the internet to fuel the debate, we just did our own thing

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2012 at 09:17 UTC
On article Just Posted: Canon G1 X studio test samples (171 comments in total)
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backayonder: Does anyone still take pictures?

for me not, I just read the comments section of camera review sites

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2012 at 12:53 UTC
On article 'No Future in Photojournalism' Interview: Dan Chung (266 comments in total)
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attomole: I am not a professional photographer. but i am an avid consumer of news particularly on the internet, one of the biggest news site's out there is the Mail, and they feature some excellent photographs, and very little video. aside my dislike over politics and celeb tittle tattle, it still an good site which features constantly high quality images and occasionally great photography.

Thanks for that, does't surprise me, theft is theft and should be judged according;y
I think it is remarkable however that there site, which is a big one for internet traffic, is dominated by high quality still photography (albeit some is stollen) and text.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2012 at 17:48 UTC
On article 'No Future in Photojournalism' Interview: Dan Chung (266 comments in total)

I am not a professional photographer. but i am an avid consumer of news particularly on the internet, one of the biggest news site's out there is the Mail, and they feature some excellent photographs, and very little video. aside my dislike over politics and celeb tittle tattle, it still an good site which features constantly high quality images and occasionally great photography.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2012 at 15:07 UTC as 60th comment | 3 replies
On article Just Posted: Nikon D800 hands-on preview (263 comments in total)

Just wonder if the 36MP will turn some people away, I have a D300, The camera I really would have liked was the D700 or a 5D, as an Amateur you have to compromise unless you are very rich. not sure i feel same about the D800, seems to less of a general purpose tool. May make second hand D700 more affordable, thats not a bad thing. If it had the D4 sensor i would be really envious.
To be fair to Nikon, I am not who they had in mind to sell this Camera too, and they have to build the best camera they can for there Market, if you have to upgrade your PC, i guess that is justifiable collateral damage if you need what this camera will do

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 10:32 UTC as 73rd comment
On article Just Posted: Nikon 1 V1 and J1 review (424 comments in total)

What they do have is the architecture to build something rather more interesting to the sort of photographers who read this website, if they add a fast modest zoom and a dial or two, Its not this though, The feature set looks more like marketing engineering to avoid damaging Nikons other product lines, something Canon took more of a risk with with the elegant G1X.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2012 at 17:05 UTC as 8th comment
On article Preview: Canon PowerShot G1 X large sensor zoom compact (767 comments in total)
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Paul_B Midlands UK: What a monstrosity to look at, a carbunkle as Prince Charles would say. They obviously didnt hire Norman Foster to design it, straight out of the 70's Skoda factory. Or maybe this is some heavily disguised prototype, like the car people do, and the final one will look like the beautiful Fuji X10 but without the white blobs. Anyway, I'm sure its waaaaaay better than it looks (I hope so!).

Reminds me of a Mamaya 6, googled it to find an image which lead me here, http://grapehouse.blogspot.com/2011/01/eye-of-beholder.html I think it looks absolutely great, (i then had a look around the blog itself which is also great)

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2012 at 23:45 UTC
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Captain Tom L: IMO, the most important line in this article is the last one "X-Pro1 will be part of a range of x-mount cameras". So what's next? a full frame version? I'm hopeful!

What about a 35mm+ size, along the lines of the classic Mamaya 6, say like a Canon GX1 on steroids with a tilt an shift lens,

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2012 at 23:34 UTC
On article Preview: Canon PowerShot G1 X large sensor zoom compact (767 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Dang, no GPS? No Wi-Fi? No optical viewfinder with 100% coverage? No 1mm macro? It's thicker than 1 cm? Where's the OLED display at 3MP instead of a lousy 920K? It can't even do 4K video at 60fps! They couldn't put in a phase detect AF sensor on top of the contrast detect? I hate 4352 x 3264 sensors that aren't square! I want a pony!!!
I kid! This camera solves my problem. I've got a 7D for taking pictures of things that I can plan for. I have a D10 for taking pictures in the rain or at a watery locale. All I want now is a decent point and shoot that I can carry around and isn't a bulky mess like the SX20 that takes lousy pictures (as much as I enjoyed the zoom twice).
A point and shoot that takes pictures close to the quality of a DSLR without having to screw with another lens system offered by the mirrorless variety of cameras...or that screwy Sony Alpha 77 that INTENTIONALLY diverts some of its light to avoid a real mirror and prism viewfinder. Bring on the 2.8-5.8!

Coming to the same conclusion, if you want all that stuff you need an SLR, its the only platform that has truly fast lenses in the DOF stakes accepting Leica, AND all the major players have capable models at, not much bigger that this. and cheaper than this, otherwise / and get a true small sensor compact which are OK to 400 asa, or lets face it a decent phone.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2012 at 19:54 UTC
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Vladik: At 16MP it is most likely Sony sensor. How can they justify 1600 dollars price tag, when Nex 5N is 599. They must be high on crack! For 1400 you can get Nex-7 kit, with real viewfinder etc etc etc. Fuji is out of control :))))

Fuji seem to have gone there own way on the sensor, its a bit of an oddball design, they are after the sub Leica market (want one but can't afford one) I don't think sony has much to fear.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2012 at 21:31 UTC
On article Just posted: Our Sony NEX-7 in-depth review (338 comments in total)

This is the fist of this style of cameras which attracts me, it always seemed to me that manufacturing economy was driving the design, not ergonomics, now with two thumb wheels and viewfinder, functionally it makes sense, not sure on 24MP just sucking up computer bandwidth as far as i am concerned, but I suppose the advantages for cropping an print size would compensate.

I think some are going off the top on the noise performance, Reviewers here and at the respected LL website are saying its good for 3200 iso and per pixel comparisons fall away when printed size for size.

For me the problem is that this is not a second camera, you are really into SLR territory here, and the only real advantage is the size of the body, the rest of the outfit (if and when it comes) and i am really thinking lenses, will be governed by physics that won't shrink any, also you are restricted to using a clumsy adapter to access SLR system lenses,
It comes down to an SLR still being a better choice.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2011 at 11:19 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
On article Just posted: Our Sony NEX-7 in-depth review (338 comments in total)
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thx1138: really can't believe the conclusions on IQ for the NEX 7. The IQ above ISO 800 is mediocre even when using ACR 6.6. What is the point of 24Mp if you have to resize to 16MP to get a decent result. Did the reviewer even look at the high ISO results. Even at ISO 800 it looks worse than the GH2 which has higher pixel density. The 7D is ridiculed by some for it's noise and it's got nothing to worry about.

If you stick to ISO 400, NEX 7 looks like a great camera, but I expected far more. Should have just used the 5N sensor and dropped the price by $100.

Check out the Luminous landscape on the IQ of the NEX7, particularly compared to the NEX5, they come to different conclusions to you, and more in line with DPR, Particularly in print.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2011 at 05:42 UTC

Well it ok at photographing white discs which will please UFO'oligists, the ideal camera,

I want to use it for photographing people and places , how's it do at that?

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2011 at 15:59 UTC as 19th comment
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sony1799: Too bad they don't make a mac version.

Particularly as they have an iphone version!

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2011 at 08:06 UTC

The issue I have with 4/3 is that its still quite a big camera when you stick a lens on it, i guess this shows the other end of the equation, what is possible if you use a small sensor. This is remarkable camera. good price to

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2011 at 20:25 UTC as 41st comment
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JesperMP: Quotes from Ricoh statement:

"Now Ricoh aims to establish a _consumer_ business."
Does not sound good for K5 and 645D.

"Ricoh takes it as an indispensable initiative to obtain the _small_ and
_lightweight_ interchangeable lens camera technology, lens technology and sales channels held by the Pentax Imaging Systems Division [...]"
Sound as they really like the Q.

Obviously Ricoh/Pentax cannot continue to maintain so many diverse products:
645D and lenses, Kr+K5 and lenses, Q and lenses, GRX and "lenses", GRD, and consumer P&S cameras.
What will be axedl ?
Will there be a new APS-C mirror-less ?

I would expect them to rationalise the compact end of the market, but are Richoh going to want budget compact through to medium format diversity?, i don't think its "obvious" that they won't, but i would say unlikely that they will go square on to CanNiKk in the same way Sony has

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2011 at 18:24 UTC
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