Marcus Antonius

Works as a Art Director / Owner of advertisement agency
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Joined on May 30, 2004
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I stopped reading and posting on this website because life is too busy and i found better alternatives on FM and posting on websites as Flickr/Instagram/Facebook.

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mmcfine: Photokina 2016 reflects where photography and imaging technology stands and it's quite bloated with nothing new. And it's OK. it simply shows the maturity of technology on our daily life. We can do very well with a four year old camera and 20 year old lenses, and can use Photoshop 7 just as well as the latest bloated CC.
Did we just become an obsessive creature?

Some galleries displayed the camera make and model as well as the optics used. Most of the stunning imagery displayed were created with >10 year old tech. Go figure.

And again as i have said before, there was a vibe/buzz missing on this edition of the Photokina. 2 years ago i remember to see much more interaction with audience, bolder statements with stands and overall happier salespeople at the stands.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 06:28 UTC
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silentstorm: I was hoping to see Sigma's Quattro H prototype. Maybe some early photos too taken by it. Oh well....

Was also thinking Nikon is going to announce new cameras for the 7xxx & 5xxx DSLR. Surprised no new DSLRs this time round.

They had the Sigma quattro H on display (one weird piece of ergonomics) but all behind glass. Also we were not allowed to mount Sigma's new lenses on our own camera for testing.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 06:23 UTC
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Marcus Antonius: From all 4 times i visited Photokina this was the most dissapointing one. The vibe i catched the past years, was hard to find this year. The aim towards other gear like e.g. Actioncams and drones was huge. Sure that is part of photography as well, but still. I missed something this time. Bummer!

Photokina to me is more than just some announcements. The only thing that brought a smile to my face was seeing the galleries of talented photographers i always enjoy. The rest was just mediocre. If you have visited this fair before you know what i mean.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 16:35 UTC

From all 4 times i visited Photokina this was the most dissapointing one. The vibe i catched the past years, was hard to find this year. The aim towards other gear like e.g. Actioncams and drones was huge. Sure that is part of photography as well, but still. I missed something this time. Bummer!

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 15:24 UTC as 34th comment | 3 replies

These all are called actioncams, yet they all have terrible jello effect (rolling shutter). Can anyone tell me which is best in that regard? I just saw some footage comparing the Sony x3000 vs GoPro 5 and the Sony was worse than the GoPro with fast moving action.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 19:46 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies

I'd say a missed opportunity. The HDR-ish images don't work for me. The simple calendar shot is most interesting, and then again it lacks more storytelling in the back (would have been great to see something linking to the disaster through the door window). Curious though what their geiger counter read through the process.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 12:52 UTC as 53rd comment | 2 replies
On article Instagram gets a new logo, monochrome interface (88 comments in total)

Don't like that the outer rounded corners of the tile don't follow the rounded corners of the icon itself. Besides that, they also look like ordinairy stock icons, but maybe thats what they were aiming for. To me they do not express something special/unique.
But... the icons may look good/blend in on the homescreen of a phone.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2016 at 07:21 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
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Marcus Antonius: Why is no one talking about the softness in the 1dxII image?
Something went wrong there imho.

Look here: http://bit.ly/1rUiS63

Just use your eyes. Look at the 6d vs 1dx at the cards. 6d is much sharper. And they both share the same resolution. So...

Link | Posted on May 5, 2016 at 06:03 UTC

Why is no one talking about the softness in the 1dxII image?
Something went wrong there imho.

Look here: http://bit.ly/1rUiS63

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 14:04 UTC as 127th comment | 4 replies
On article Sony Xperia Z5 camera review (103 comments in total)
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Marcus Antonius: Ok, so where is this camera compared to the Lumia 1020 and 1520? I still do not see any improvement over those fairly 'old' camera phones.

e.g. Lumia 1020 iq:
http://lumiaconversationsuk.microsoft.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/nokia-lumia-1020-pro-highres-18.jpg

Lumia 1520 iq:
http://i-cdn.phonearena.com/images/reviews/146542-image/Nokia-Lumia-1520-Review-109-samples.jpg
http://www.letsgomobile.org/images/reviews/0207/nokia-lumia-1520.jpg

Just sayin...

That has got to be the worst executed comparison i have ever seen between 2 camera's. I can clearly see you are a fan of the Note 5, that's ok. But i rather stay with the facts.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2016 at 17:10 UTC
On article Sony Xperia Z5 camera review (103 comments in total)
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Marcus Antonius: Ok, so where is this camera compared to the Lumia 1020 and 1520? I still do not see any improvement over those fairly 'old' camera phones.

e.g. Lumia 1020 iq:
http://lumiaconversationsuk.microsoft.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/nokia-lumia-1020-pro-highres-18.jpg

Lumia 1520 iq:
http://i-cdn.phonearena.com/images/reviews/146542-image/Nokia-Lumia-1520-Review-109-samples.jpg
http://www.letsgomobile.org/images/reviews/0207/nokia-lumia-1520.jpg

Just sayin...

Yes the 808 is even better, i know. Though because of symbian you get a camera where you can call with (sort of). If you talk about IQ only, that's probably the best way to go, otherwise a 1020 and 1520 that will probably run windows 10 mobile soon will be a really good compromise. Again, compared to this sony or many other of the current flagship phone models.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2016 at 07:24 UTC
On article Sony Xperia Z5 camera review (103 comments in total)
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Marcus Antonius: Ok, so where is this camera compared to the Lumia 1020 and 1520? I still do not see any improvement over those fairly 'old' camera phones.

e.g. Lumia 1020 iq:
http://lumiaconversationsuk.microsoft.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/nokia-lumia-1020-pro-highres-18.jpg

Lumia 1520 iq:
http://i-cdn.phonearena.com/images/reviews/146542-image/Nokia-Lumia-1520-Review-109-samples.jpg
http://www.letsgomobile.org/images/reviews/0207/nokia-lumia-1520.jpg

Just sayin...

You mean the OOF part? Show me another camera phone that does that better. One that also shows better results with details within the focal plane. If you scale down a 1020 image to the resolution of the sony, it will show more detail. (and that's obvious, because of it's larger sensor). I'm not saying drop your dslr's and go shoot with a Lumia because no camera phone is great. But to me the pureview lumia's are still unmatched compared to other camera phones. And if a phone is the only thing you have at hand to snap a photo, it better be a Lumia.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 19:21 UTC
On article Sony Xperia Z5 camera review (103 comments in total)

Ok, so where is this camera compared to the Lumia 1020 and 1520? I still do not see any improvement over those fairly 'old' camera phones.

e.g. Lumia 1020 iq:
http://lumiaconversationsuk.microsoft.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/nokia-lumia-1020-pro-highres-18.jpg

Lumia 1520 iq:
http://i-cdn.phonearena.com/images/reviews/146542-image/Nokia-Lumia-1520-Review-109-samples.jpg
http://www.letsgomobile.org/images/reviews/0207/nokia-lumia-1520.jpg

Just sayin...

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 14:03 UTC as 30th comment | 12 replies
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2503 comments in total)

Have you guys also tested long exposure low light/night shots @ base iso? Something the X-T1 is still famous for. I would really like to know how this new camera performs in that area.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 11:49 UTC as 385th comment
On article 1.4 and More: Canon EF 35mm F1.4L II comparison (250 comments in total)

Odd, the sigma is sharper in certain areas @f2, see here e.g.:
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr202_0=canon_ef_35_1p4_usm_ii&attr202_1=sigma_35_1p4&attr202_2=canon_ef_35_1p4_usm_ii&attr202_3=sigma_35_1p4&attr203_0=2&attr203_1=2&attr203_2=2&attr203_3=2&normalization=full&widget=296&x=-0.2881468703794974&y=0.5764659924879859

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 08:53 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies

The previous model was famous for extremely low noise with long exposure shots at night @ base iso. I am really interested to see how their new pro does. Are you going to test that as well?

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 09:27 UTC as 30th comment
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