Richard Franiec

Richard Franiec

Joined on Feb 14, 2007

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On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (415 comments in total)
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OzarkAggie: How much longer will Canon hawk that 18 mp sensor? It was long in the tooth 4 years ago. Why they don't use that 20 mp and offer something worth considering is beyond me.

What I don't see is people buying this as an upgrade to their cell phone when the SL1 and M series would be a better choice.

Canon is milking the very old cow, hoping that the milk will never dry out. The milk is drying out as we speak.
However for the crowds who don't care about reality check, the displays at Sam's Club and Costco could and will be very enticing to purchase this cam and a couple of mediocre lenses. This is not a typical enthusiast camera for people who are frequenting sites like DPReview, I think. But, on the other hand, DPR is caring for anyone interested in purchasing the photo gear, which is good and commendable.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 19:32 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)
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Roland Karlsson: Hand made in Sweden?

Yeah, Sweden is the only country using axes and files to make cameras.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 21:49 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)
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Ulfric M Douglas: The controls look very good for those with dexterity problems,
like the aged or Parkinson's sufferers.
This could be a very nice camera for rich old folk.

@ulfric...
Are you sure your post reflects your soul and the way of thinking?

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 14:52 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)

Looks like my next camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 00:03 UTC as 201st comment
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1188 comments in total)

After Lunar and Stellar this is finally a sensible approach on part of Hassy to build the gear that more than a few nuts will be interested in buying.
The sensor size is staggering in comparison with the cameras of approximate same size.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 16:05 UTC as 175th comment

Unfortunately, boutique items like the lenses in questions, are still a dream of a few delusional marketing nuts. I cannot imagine the positive impact on brand visibility.
This is the first I've heard of the company or its product. There is no way that 110 lenses (even if sold) could recover the development cost. What a waste of resources.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 14:04 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: Semi-Pro Interchangeable Lens Cameras (261 comments in total)

So, excluding the LF(film) and MF (digital) we only have D5 and 1DXII as pro cameras in the terms of 35mm format?
Leica should take offence for naming SL a semi-pro gear.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 16:56 UTC as 51st comment | 1 reply
On article Fast telezoom: Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 sample images (164 comments in total)

Fantastic gallery.
I especially like the images taken by Simon.
All the images show the potential of this lens in terms of sharpness and color nuances which seems enormous.
The rest is up to the photographer.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 12:17 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (500 comments in total)
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Richard Franiec: I'm still thinking if the old approach not to review the flagships from Nikon and Canon was not the right approach?
Who actually benefits from such reviews? Pro photographers and the handful of enthusiasts who actually don't care about the findings?
The resources spent on reviewing these complex cameras could be spent better by directing the attention to the mainstream gear.
A few people who ask for such review will likely never buy the equipment. On the other hand, it is commendable that DPReview takes all the wishes regarding gear review so seriously that they will review any gear there is to avoid the criticism of the readership, no matter how small it can be.

@Simon Joinson,
That was not a criticism, just an observation.
Keep up an excellent work.
R

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 03:41 UTC
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (500 comments in total)

I'm still thinking if the old approach not to review the flagships from Nikon and Canon was not the right approach?
Who actually benefits from such reviews? Pro photographers and the handful of enthusiasts who actually don't care about the findings?
The resources spent on reviewing these complex cameras could be spent better by directing the attention to the mainstream gear.
A few people who ask for such review will likely never buy the equipment. On the other hand, it is commendable that DPReview takes all the wishes regarding gear review so seriously that they will review any gear there is to avoid the criticism of the readership, no matter how small it can be.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 01:14 UTC as 95th comment | 9 replies
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (500 comments in total)
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Thoughts R Us: It's funny how the review states that the D5 is not for "photographers on a budget."

No kidding? It's like saying that a Ferrari is not intended for car buyers on a budget.

Of course, I write this not as some severe criticism of the review; it's a great review, and the point is certainly valid. But I simply write this to point out the inherent humor in that statement.

Or, perhaps, needs...

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 00:45 UTC

The point often missed is that thanks to the third party efforts, we can now enjoy freedom of choosing the lenses of choice across most of the offerings from every manufacturer.
Something what was unthinkable a decade ago.
I salute Novoflex and others for providing lens options (via adapters) beyond what Sony, Leica, M4/3 can offer.
I'ts a wonderful time for us, photographers.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 20:44 UTC as 20th comment
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justmeMN: In their next version of this software, the zebra will automatically be turned into a unicorn.

Or have horizontal stripes. Marvelous.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2016 at 22:06 UTC

What a loss!
Michael was one of the most persuasive people who pushed and supported me to keep making the camera accessories. A wonderful man and mentor. I will miss him forever.

Richard

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 21:57 UTC as 124th comment
On article Day at the track: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II samples (77 comments in total)

This is a good effort to show the capabilities of 1DxII in the hands of experienced casual photographer. Very good indeed.
Would like to also see some pictures in more demanding venues like indoor sports or even a macro and wildlife photography which this camera should be excellent at.
Overall, very pleasing results.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2016 at 15:41 UTC as 19th comment | 3 replies
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Thanatham Piriyakarnjanakul: It's not innovative just re-cycle.

http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/nikon/nikkoresources/special/250medical.htm

http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/companies/nikon/nikkoresources/special/120medical.htm

Good catch, but I'm wondering how many photo enthusiasts bought that lens for everyday use? What was the cost of Nikon specialized lens?

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 17:31 UTC

Any M-mount lens release is an indication that the EOS-M line is still alive and kicking. The built in ring light is a very clever if not revolutionary feature.
Bravo Canon!

Link | Posted on May 11, 2016 at 19:34 UTC as 17th comment | 5 replies

Nice story but I'm still waiting for Contax G2 teardown.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2016 at 23:03 UTC as 6th comment

Ooops! they forgot the brass lever to cock the shutter.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2016 at 19:46 UTC as 262nd comment
On article Miggo wants to 'DSLR your iPhone' with the Pictar grip (135 comments in total)
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Richard Franiec: Majority of people with negative comments are confined into a "thinking inside box" category, I think.
Just wondering what they do have to offer to put someone else's innovation to shame in terms of ideas or execution?
Don't want it, don't buy it. Simple as that.
Other than that shut your mouth (fingers) ...up.

I was carried away by reading so many negative comments which resulted in less than appropriate wording in my post. I apologize for that.
Opinions need to be heard. Positive or not.

Sincerely,
Richard

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2016 at 12:08 UTC
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