Richard Franiec

Richard Franiec

Joined on Feb 14, 2007

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On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (425 comments in total)

EOS-M cameras are a decent APS-C compacts in their own right. They don't exist in a vacuum, however.
I guess that final scoring reflects the feelings of multiple camera reviewer rather than a seasoned EOS M system user and that's how every review should be viewed.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 15:13 UTC as 56th comment
On article Canon EOS M3 real-world sample gallery updated (97 comments in total)

I still have and use original M with kit, EF adapter and a few L lenses I have.
Not a speed demon, not at the top of DR but, as a vacation compact camera it is hard to beat for this 1Dx user.
Original M was not embraced by reviewers for what it was, perhaps correctly.
I got my kit for $159.00 and quickly forgot the reviews after a few uses.
Waiting for the substantial replacement now.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2016 at 14:18 UTC as 31st comment | 3 replies

Singapore have no such problems.
100 lashes with bamboo stick for stealing P@S, 200-500 lashes for DSLR and prime lenses. I don't think that they cut hands for stealing Hassy's and Leica gear anymore. Looks like their "education" works.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 04:34 UTC as 51st comment | 4 replies

I vote for the next ten olympic games to be held in Japan. Enough said.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 21:01 UTC as 129th comment | 2 replies

Fantastic!
Your videos just getting better and better.
Very nice to watch but one can easily forget about the real star of the video: the subject camera.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 12:42 UTC as 32nd comment
On article Rock Solid: Canon 1D X Mark II Review (407 comments in total)

It is a fair, well done review. I use 1D series for quite long time now and love the concept and results. Most likely, I would be also delighted with D5, no doubt.
From reviewer standpoint, not giving one of them a highest award would be hard, and I'm not talking about controversy that this would create. Two best cameras of this caliber and purpose at almost every iteration.

My only disappointment would be not pointing out abysmal (in comparison) number of shots taken with 1 DXII taken at single battery charge in the con section. That's a huge disadvantage of Canon and I wish they would address it.
1DX is no better, so there was a room for a huge improvement.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 22:57 UTC as 75th comment | 4 replies
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (416 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 (810 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 (810 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 (810 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 (1190 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 (263 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 53rd 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 (516 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 (516 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 99th comment | 9 replies
On article Setting new standards: Nikon D5 Review (516 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
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