NumberOne

Lives in Portugal Lisboa, Portugal
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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 (814 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

PART 2:
...And last, as some noticed for sure, there are some small detail about general ergonomics and button placement that, I trust, will improve ergonomics & handling... ;)
It's easy to predict that all these details/enhancements will soon be on the other A7 line of cameras... ;)

And that's all - Take care!

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 14:23 UTC as 185th comment

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...

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 14:23 UTC as 186th comment | 11 replies
On photo Reflection in the Lanterns challenge (3 comments in total)

Congratulations - Excellent photo!

I would show/post it upside down, though... ;)

Best regards,
Pedro

Link | Posted on May 28, 2014 at 18:51 UTC as 2nd comment
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garyknrd: I'm a minority and Canon doesn't care for sure, but I have started complaining with my wallet. Over one year now with no new Canon products. And I feel I have not lost a thing. Others are filling the gap nicely. No problem for me.

On the same boat...
My last Canon (piece of) gear - a shoulder strap - is on final auction now!
Everything sold quite well and fast, though... :)
...And no regrets at all - Mr. Masaya Maeda - as I strongly believe that your "milking the cow business" will go on, as usual! :)
It just happens that I'm out! ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2014 at 10:44 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R Review (813 comments in total)
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Rbrt: Why oh why is it that, while file sizes continue to go up, camera makers are stuck in USB 2.0 mode?

Maybe because the «Micro USB 3.0» is not micro/small at all!? ;)
...Or (maybe) just because most of us prefer using an external 'card reader/writer' when it comes to file handling...
Just saying... :)

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 14:25 UTC

I guess, this camera was already being produced for distribution/sale before the new CEO took seat, so nothing could be done to stop or change it...
Having said that, if this is the company new direction, then it's bad news, indeed! :(

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 11:52 UTC as 120th comment
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