NumberOne

Lives in Portugal Lisboa, Portugal
Works as a Architect
Joined on Mar 2, 2005

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NumberOne: ...So a brand - Sony in this case - should work and perform at 100% with other manufacturers gear?! :)
This is so pathetic - The compatibility is already an excellent gift - What do you want more?! :(

Amazing, to say the least! :)

My comment is not a (single :)) bit off...
I have a Sony camera to work with Sony or Zeiss or FE compatible lenses - Canikon, Converters, etc., don't make my cup of tea - I have sold all of my previous (other brand) gear when I joined the "Sony Ship", so couldn't care less if Canon lenses are slow (or fast) with Sony bodies!
Period! :)

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 01:02 UTC
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NumberOne: ...So a brand - Sony in this case - should work and perform at 100% with other manufacturers gear?! :)
This is so pathetic - The compatibility is already an excellent gift - What do you want more?! :(

Amazing, to say the least! :)

When I bought the A7R only two lenses (for my needs) were available - 4 years after I have 6 Zonys - "Sport Lenses" will be launched. Just be patient!

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2017 at 10:41 UTC

...So a brand - Sony in this case - should work and perform at 100% with other manufacturers gear?! :)
This is so pathetic - The compatibility is already an excellent gift - What do you want more?! :(

Amazing, to say the least! :)

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2017 at 09:44 UTC as 65th comment | 10 replies
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NumberOne: ...Still can't understand why not one single manufacturer makes/offers a 16mm (or even 14mm) to XXXmm instead of 24mm to XXXmm zoom!?
IMO, a bad choice of range - and at least for me, the reason why I will never consider buying a pocket camera like this - 24mm is not wide enough for many situations! :(

I'm not talking about a 30x zoom but a mere 14-90mm or 16-105mm zoom, IMO, a much more useful (photographic) range for this kind of camera (and sensor) than a 24-720mm one... :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 14:26 UTC

...Still can't understand why not one single manufacturer makes/offers a 16mm (or even 14mm) to XXXmm instead of 24mm to XXXmm zoom!?
IMO, a bad choice of range - and at least for me, the reason why I will never consider buying a pocket camera like this - 24mm is not wide enough for many situations! :(

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 10:19 UTC as 17th comment | 6 replies
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (905 comments in total)

Maybe I'm seeing things, but I still prefer the IQ of both medium formats, especially when it comes down to detail and contrast; the Fuji has a slight advantage, unless ISO is 1 EV cheated as usual/like with older models...
The difference is not big, but nevertheless it's spotable to the naked eye even when using the "compensation mode"! :)

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 13:16 UTC as 157th comment | 2 replies
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (147 comments in total)
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NumberOne: Although comparatively expensive, a valid and tempting upgrade to FF addicts, with a great modern design and UI, as soon as more lenses, «BSI», «4K» and other enhancements are integrated; «GPS» and touchscreen were a very smart and useful inclusion.

I'm already keeping an eye on it - The other one is looking at «Fuji»! ;)

All the best,
Pedro

The fact is it comes with 1080P when 4K is already the standard - Just saying... :)

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2016 at 01:37 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (147 comments in total)

Although comparatively expensive, a valid and tempting upgrade to FF addicts, with a great modern design and UI, as soon as more lenses, «BSI», «4K» and other enhancements are integrated; «GPS» and touchscreen were a very smart and useful inclusion.

I'm already keeping an eye on it - The other one is looking at «Fuji»! ;)

All the best,
Pedro

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 12:38 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies

PART 2:
My last remark - a design and concept mistake that unfortunately all manufacturers do - goes to the base plate only one screw which dis-levels the ballhead from the base plate as soon as you slightly firm it. When is someone going to offer a 3 screw design?! :)
As I'm talking about common mistakes / design&concept flaws, I also still don't understand why tripods manufacturers don't do a 6 step angle leg tripod which would permit using it in the (3) reverse positions without having to reverse the center column; unblocking the angle switch/stopper could also be easily done by one simple axle design, which again if cleverly thought could work for both right and left handed users... :)

...Quite honestly when I look at the tripod market it seems their product line was designed by amateurs, unfortunately! :(

Best regards,
Pedro

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 14:34 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply

PART 1:
Will never buy a 5 section tripod, even for travel - 4 is an acceptable compromise and if you don't need length above 1,40m (at base plate level), even 3 will make it perfectly compact in reversed transport position; don't forget the ballhead will add about 8,5 to 10 cm and the camera with plate another 10 (cm), minimum, so you end up with an about 1,60m eye-level/viewfinder height...
The 5 section solution also makes it difficult/cumbersome to open all the sections with one hand (1/2 turn) twist and you have to close 3 to 6 more sections when compared to their 4/3 tripod siblings.
Regarding the 10 layers of carbon, the truth is that it can't improve a lot the last 12mm leg section (in this case), which is too narrow for clamming good stability...

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 14:33 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (805 comments in total)
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Ross the Fidller: "It is smaller than the average DSLR and only just as big as the larger Micro Four Thirds camera bodies"

OH, COME ON! It might be small for its format but don't get too carried away with saying it is as small as the largest Micro Four Thirds camera body's size. That comment was a BIG STRETCH OF THE TRUTH!

X1D - 150 x 98 x 71 mm (5.92 x 3.86 x 2.81″)
GH4 - 133 x 93 x 84 mm (5.24 x 3.66 x 3.31″)
E-M1 - 130.4 mm (W) × 93.5 mm (H) × 63.1 mm (D) (5.1" × 3.7" × 2.5")
GX8 - 133 x 78 x 63 mm (5.24 x 3.07 x 2.48″)

...Maybe you should visit «Camera Size» and look by yourself - Some say a picture is worth a thousand words - And of course, seeing is believing! :)
You can recheck with the GH4 and just to get sure include a Rebel and a 5D to get the perspective of what it means making a MF of this size! ;)

All the best,
Pedro

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 03:02 UTC

Sad to acknowledge - I learned a lot about photography in the «Luminous Landscape» URL - He will be missed by many of us, even without knowing...

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 18:53 UTC as 176th comment

Good to know that a FE 14mm F2.8 will be soon available - I hope a 135mm F2.0 (or F2.8) will follow just after; AF is welcome - and for many - the icing on the cake, I guess.
...Maybe by then Sony&Zeiss wake up from their lethargic lens release cycle! :)
Competition is always a good thing for consumers - and - the sooner the better... ;)

Cheers,
Pedro

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 13:07 UTC as 27th comment
On article Sony introduces Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 30x travel zoom (80 comments in total)

Still can't understand this 30x (24–720 mm) range and would gladly prefer a (30x / 16-480mm) zoom!
... In versatility terms the difference from 480 to 720 is irrelevant for this kind of camera - considering the sensor size / IQ - while the usefulness of the 16-24mm range would be quite significant, IMO - Wake up Sony! :(
Am I alone?

Best regards,

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 14:25 UTC as 13th comment
On article Ten things you need to know about the Sony Alpha 7 II (280 comments in total)

Although the EVF still has the same resolution, just would like to know if 'Focus Peaking' is improved.
While many ask for better AF - which is something that the A7 line of cameras urgently need - I'm much more concerned with 'Manual Focus' with which I'm having so much fun! ;)
Maybe DPR can answer this question...

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 13:55 UTC as 44th comment
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NumberOne: PART 1:
Although this is good news regarding stabilization and «Sony» upcoming cameras in general, I still wonder about the one year old - and some soon to be released - «OSS» FE lenses, which don't make sense anymore, ie, prematurely obsolete after one year of life only, or from birth; in all honesty, I don't buy the idea that the new A7SII can take advantage of both systems at the same time... :)
As for the grip, although it's deeper and certainly will improve holding - something I was asking for a while - its shorter height implies less comfort and/or putting one's pinkie below it; not saying it's not better, but have to try to come to a verdict... :)
Another Custom Button seems fine also, but only if one can choose whatever the available options from all the menus... ;)
"Kudos" for the all-metal E-mount - from the A7S I suppose - something that all A7 cameras should have had since their launch!

To be Continued...

Nevertheless, even if true, you are paying for redundancy and being penalized in weight and size with the «OSS» lenses... :)

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 15:11 UTC
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NumberOne: PART 1:
Although this is good news regarding stabilization and «Sony» upcoming cameras in general, I still wonder about the one year old - and some soon to be released - «OSS» FE lenses, which don't make sense anymore, ie, prematurely obsolete after one year of life only, or from birth; in all honesty, I don't buy the idea that the new A7SII can take advantage of both systems at the same time... :)
As for the grip, although it's deeper and certainly will improve holding - something I was asking for a while - its shorter height implies less comfort and/or putting one's pinkie below it; not saying it's not better, but have to try to come to a verdict... :)
Another Custom Button seems fine also, but only if one can choose whatever the available options from all the menus... ;)
"Kudos" for the all-metal E-mount - from the A7S I suppose - something that all A7 cameras should have had since their launch!

To be Continued...

Let's hope that it's just not a kind of "marketing thing"... :)

Cheers

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 15:02 UTC
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NumberOne: PART 1:
Although this is good news regarding stabilization and «Sony» upcoming cameras in general, I still wonder about the one year old - and some soon to be released - «OSS» FE lenses, which don't make sense anymore, ie, prematurely obsolete after one year of life only, or from birth; in all honesty, I don't buy the idea that the new A7SII can take advantage of both systems at the same time... :)
As for the grip, although it's deeper and certainly will improve holding - something I was asking for a while - its shorter height implies less comfort and/or putting one's pinkie below it; not saying it's not better, but have to try to come to a verdict... :)
Another Custom Button seems fine also, but only if one can choose whatever the available options from all the menus... ;)
"Kudos" for the all-metal E-mount - from the A7S I suppose - something that all A7 cameras should have had since their launch!

To be Continued...

Thanks for the info - Hope you're right! :)

All the best

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 14:46 UTC
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aquarta: Does anyone think the battery performance may have improved on the A7 II?

Maybe with the deeper grip there's some room for a bigger battery... ;)
If not, there's always same pocket space to put another spare (battery)... :)

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 14:44 UTC
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NumberOne: PART 1:
Although this is good news regarding stabilization and «Sony» upcoming cameras in general, I still wonder about the one year old - and some soon to be released - «OSS» FE lenses, which don't make sense anymore, ie, prematurely obsolete after one year of life only, or from birth; in all honesty, I don't buy the idea that the new A7SII can take advantage of both systems at the same time... :)
As for the grip, although it's deeper and certainly will improve holding - something I was asking for a while - its shorter height implies less comfort and/or putting one's pinkie below it; not saying it's not better, but have to try to come to a verdict... :)
Another Custom Button seems fine also, but only if one can choose whatever the available options from all the menus... ;)
"Kudos" for the all-metal E-mount - from the A7S I suppose - something that all A7 cameras should have had since their launch!

To be Continued...

Didn't forget - As said - I don't buy the idea that the new A7SII can take advantage of both systems at the same time... :)

All the best

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 14:41 UTC
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