quintana

Lives in Germany Cologne, Germany
Joined on Dec 5, 2006

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quintana: Nikon should release a lightweight and compact 50-200mm/4.5-6.3 or 70-200/4-5.6 for it. I might upgrade from my dual lens kit Z50 if that came true.

I know but the image quality is not up to the standards I am used from my two DX lenses that deliver very good corner to corner sharpness.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2020 at 05:55 UTC
On article The Nikkor Z 24-50mm F4-6.3 is a compact $400 zoom (220 comments in total)

If it has the same optical quality as the DX 16-50mm lens and if Nikon added a lightweight and compact telezoom (again with the same optical quality as the DX 50-250mm counterpart) I am most probably in for an upgrade from my Z50 dual lens kit.
I hope that were not too many "ifs".

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2020 at 12:07 UTC as 42nd comment

Nikon should release a lightweight and compact 50-200mm/4.5-6.3 or 70-200/4-5.6 for it. I might upgrade from my dual lens kit Z50 if that came true.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2020 at 11:59 UTC as 125th comment | 2 replies
On article Will vlogging change your next camera? (303 comments in total)
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quintana: I couldn't care less. There is no way a photo or video of a place will look any better if it has myself in it. And the same goes for 99% of the people but most of them don't realize it, hence the need for selfie sticks, tilt-flip-upside-down-selfie screens, vlogging cameras and whatnot. And I don't mean that 99% of the people are too ugly to be in a photo or video. It's just that a beautiful place doesn't need a human being near the lens covering a huge portion of the frame with an artificial smile on his face.

Leonp: No, they belong to the 1% obviously.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2020 at 14:13 UTC
On article Will vlogging change your next camera? (303 comments in total)
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quintana: I couldn't care less. There is no way a photo or video of a place will look any better if it has myself in it. And the same goes for 99% of the people but most of them don't realize it, hence the need for selfie sticks, tilt-flip-upside-down-selfie screens, vlogging cameras and whatnot. And I don't mean that 99% of the people are too ugly to be in a photo or video. It's just that a beautiful place doesn't need a human being near the lens covering a huge portion of the frame with an artificial smile on his face.

@DarnGoodPhotos:
"It's like people have gotten so binary and narrow-minded that they can't imagine taking both types of photos or videos."

It's probably this what gets me upset when I see lots of people taking selfies on popular spots. Of course there are good reasons to take a photo of people in the foreground, especially not alone but together with friends or family. It just seems that people have gotten too obsessed with that habit, always chasing the perfect photo, sometimes taking hundreds of pictures until they have the perfect light on their face and perfect facial expression. It's that self-centered mindset that annoys me.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2020 at 11:45 UTC
On article Will vlogging change your next camera? (303 comments in total)

I couldn't care less. There is no way a photo or video of a place will look any better if it has myself in it. And the same goes for 99% of the people but most of them don't realize it, hence the need for selfie sticks, tilt-flip-upside-down-selfie screens, vlogging cameras and whatnot. And I don't mean that 99% of the people are too ugly to be in a photo or video. It's just that a beautiful place doesn't need a human being near the lens covering a huge portion of the frame with an artificial smile on his face.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2020 at 10:36 UTC as 70th comment | 7 replies
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108: Olympus E510 : sharp , clear, consistent, reliable, , excellent flash . Can be found used for a song nowadays but I'm tired of this never ending buying-selling ..

For me it's the Olympus E-620, my first DSLR and "serious" camera. I loved the output at least when there was enough light and limited dynamic range. Also the 12-60/2.8-4 was a superb lens.

I recently bought it used because I liked the idea of using an "oldtimer" camera from time to time. But actually it wasn't a good idea because switching between this camera and my Nikon Z7 always got me confused in the first minutes of using because of the different button layout and menu structure. I wouldn't recommend it unless you shoot both cameras often enough that you know both cameras and their differences well enough - which I don't. Sometimes I don't use a camera at all for a couple of weeks.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2020 at 08:45 UTC
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jf_tea: Maybe, it will sound negative, but, I suggest a similar article:
"The camera that I kept for too long".
...I had one, I'm sure most of us have had one too ;)

I don't. I always sold old gear for financing my GAS. Otherwise I would be bankrupt by now. ;-)

Link | Posted on May 26, 2020 at 08:40 UTC
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wats0n: I sold my Canon gear for Fuji. While I love Fuji’s output, I hate the bodies, menu system, and overall performance. I am just not a fan of analog wheels and the like...

wats0n: I agree, although smaller and lighter sounds great on paper there are limits to that concept. At least when you also want to mount heavier lenses on it. My Z7 works great with the 50/1.8 or the DX kit lenses (16-50mm and 50-250mm) but when I put the 24-70/2.8 on it things get uncomfortable in my hand. Then I need an L bracket for a better grip and then it's not that far off from a traditional DSLR in terms of size, weight and shape. I think that means that a DSLR shaped body is really the best you can get for good ergonomics.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2020 at 17:21 UTC
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wats0n: I sold my Canon gear for Fuji. While I love Fuji’s output, I hate the bodies, menu system, and overall performance. I am just not a fan of analog wheels and the like...

I know how you feel. Switched from a Nikon DSLR to Fuji (X-H1 and X-E3) because I wanted to go mirrorless but never really got warm with it.

I only recognized that I don't want to go back to a DSLR so I am happy to use a Nikon Z7 now. Only thing I miss about Fuji are the small prime lenses. I wish there were small f/2.8 primes available for the Z-system.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2020 at 15:21 UTC
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Indohydra: I have sold everything. I am only sorry I didn't sell it sooner.

The camera industry (like all industries) is dependent on selling you more stuff than you need and making you feel as if what you already own is inadequate.

It is the pictures that count...NOT the camera. More equipment than you need can really slow you down. Own what you need for now and then get rid of it. Work on looking at and printing/organizing the pictures instead.

But for organizing and printing you need a camera to shoot with?

Is a smartphone really enough for you?

Link | Posted on May 25, 2020 at 15:18 UTC

Since I am really happy with my Z7 I don't miss cameras that I've used in the past (not even the Leica M9 or Monochrom).

With one exception: The Sigma DP2 Merrill. Although I get headaches only thinking of the workflow with Sigma Photo Pro the results were phenomenal when you got everything right.

Edit: Thinking about lenses I sometimes miss the Olympus 12-60/2.8-4 FT lens. It was light with a versatile zoom range and aperture and had outstanding image quality. Great sharpness even in the corners.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2020 at 14:58 UTC as 214th comment
On article Samsung is aiming to develop 600MP image sensors (222 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Smartphone lenses can't even resolve a 12mp sensor, let alone the 108 in the S20 Ultra. I'd rather an 8mp DSLR.

If they stopped the obsession with making thin phones and allowed a slightly thicker body, that would allow for more complex lens designs and a big boost in IQ.

I totally agree. A 5" phone with an edge-to-edge display would easily fit in your jeans pocket (the size would not be much bigger than the iPhone 5/5s/SE) while 2-3mm thicker than usual would not kill the compactness but allow for more battery capacity, a flush back and better camera lens.

What's not to like about all that?

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2020 at 04:57 UTC
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quintana: I use my current SE for only one reason: Because it's very compact. So the new SE is a bit of a disappointment for me. I was hoping for 4,7" but with an edge-to-edge screen. That way the size of the original SE could have been retained.
But well, since the best days of my SE are over and the new SE seems to be the best performing small(ish) smartphone in 2020 I will probably buy it.

Yes, I'd rather pay 700-800$ for a higher end but smaller version.

But there don't seem to be real alternatives in the Android world either.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2020 at 08:28 UTC

I use my current SE for only one reason: Because it's very compact. So the new SE is a bit of a disappointment for me. I was hoping for 4,7" but with an edge-to-edge screen. That way the size of the original SE could have been retained.
But well, since the best days of my SE are over and the new SE seems to be the best performing small(ish) smartphone in 2020 I will probably buy it.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2020 at 07:48 UTC as 50th comment | 3 replies
On article DPReview TV: The gear that changed my life (157 comments in total)

Yes, the wrist strap really is a great addition to any camera. I am totally with Chris here when it comes to neck straps, they are just terrible.

I really love my wrist strap from Eddycam. Have it for about 4 years now and I'm still very happy with it. Although I sometimes suffer from GAS I love it even more when I found equipment that works so well that I don't even think about changing it.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2020 at 20:23 UTC as 56th comment | 3 replies

If this was available for Nikon Z-mount I'd be very tempted.

I'd happily trade 20mm reach on the long end for substantially less weight if the image quality is still on a high level which remains to be seen.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2020 at 08:13 UTC as 41st comment | 5 replies
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quintana: Small lenses with high image quality and a modest aperture is something I am very keen on.
I would buy the 45/2.8 instantly if it was available for Nikon Z-mount.

forpetessake: It depends on your subjects. I shoot mostly landscapes so I rarely need apertures below f/5.6.
But landscape photography often includes hiking and then I would be very happy if an f/2.8 lens saved me lots of weight and bulk over an f/1.8 lens.
I hope that a lot of people see the advantages of f/2.8 primes so that lots of them will be developed in the next couple of years.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2020 at 10:05 UTC
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quintana: Small lenses with high image quality and a modest aperture is something I am very keen on.
I would buy the 45/2.8 instantly if it was available for Nikon Z-mount.

Sure, the 50/1.8 S is stunning. Without a doubt the sharpest lens I've ever owned.

But it is neither small nor light, especially for being only an f/1.8 lens and not f/1.4.

Since the image quality of the Sigma 45/2.8 is also on a very high level I would trade it instantly against my 50/1.8 just because it is MUCH smaller and lighter.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2020 at 21:56 UTC

Small lenses with high image quality and a modest aperture is something I am very keen on.
I would buy the 45/2.8 instantly if it was available for Nikon Z-mount.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2020 at 18:54 UTC as 34th comment | 7 replies
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