cheetah43

Joined on Dec 17, 2011

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On article Microsoft Lumia 950 camera review (117 comments in total)

Images underexposed.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2016 at 04:47 UTC as 12th comment
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2136 comments in total)

The user interface is bad; this has been a fact for years with Japanese cameras [so they say in the reviews]. Why can't the Japanese employ people who know better how to design user interface?

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2016 at 00:55 UTC as 83rd comment | 2 replies
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2136 comments in total)

What is it about a 3.5-5.6 lens in a small sensor camera to rave about? And that hideous grip on this compact! As if it were a sledgehammer!

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2016 at 00:51 UTC as 84th comment | 2 replies
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2136 comments in total)

Does that $1000 body [hideous grip] deserve the f3.5-5.6 $150 lens? It is comical from Sony to offer that.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2016 at 04:59 UTC as 291st comment | 3 replies
On article Great Eight: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 review (537 comments in total)

Time after time new cameras are introduced which have shortcomings. The shutter problem here - is it elementary or not? If it is, why not eliminate it before introducing the camera? Why do the JPEGs show subdued colours? Isn't this elementary? Then, size and compactness. People complain either way. The grips are hideous full stop. You either have a compact [no grip] and leave the heavy telephoto at home, or you carry the heavy stuff. It is ridiculous to be talking about a pocketable IL compact in conjunction with a 200mm heavy zoom. The manufacturers have absolutely no excuses about the elementary stuff. They have to get such matters in hand and not come up short. Features? Great! Compromises? Not great! Cut down on features in order not to have silly compromises!

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 05:07 UTC as 66th comment | 1 reply

Capa style?!

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 06:54 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (546 comments in total)

At M$3.3K a FF camera with a crazy 42Mp sensor in a tiny accommodation deserves a bigger body with a good battery and approipriate treatment in order not to have any of those 'Cons'.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 06:33 UTC as 26th comment | 4 replies
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (546 comments in total)

Battery: FF super-compact with huge amount of processing - what battery life? This is the part of the cake that you cannot have and eat it. Perhaps this explains why there is no touch screen?!
Mushy buttons are not quality. Weather sealing requirement neither here or there.
Well, yes, the camera has been around; Sony should have listened, but they have not. If RX1OO can have good video, why not this one?

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 04:59 UTC as 86th comment

Optics and quality in the film era were fine enough. One only needs to look at the quality of work [fashion, photo-journalism, industrial, travel, art] from that era.

Nobody talked about inadequate background blurr, depth of field or focusing problems. So, remove IS, AF and any of self-inflicted complications from the equation now, and you should be able to have higher quality, unhindered by all that new nonsense like pixel-level analysis.

Digital era has brought in countless of difficulties counter-balanced by cheap photography for hundreds of millions. The result has been a much worse quality / quantity relationship.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 04:39 UTC as 13th comment | 3 replies
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chessov: I wish instead Zeiss would come up with a sub £2000/2500 digital Zeiss Ikon with a full frame sensor. That would be a winner.

What happened to Contax-Yashica?

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 07:23 UTC
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cheetah43: How the hell can one take action photos with all those AF machinations to think and fiddle about? And, where is the action? The photos are all frozen at 1/2000.

Steppenwolf, Dummheit ohne Grenzen!

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 09:52 UTC

How the hell can one take action photos with all those AF machinations to think and fiddle about? And, where is the action? The photos are all frozen at 1/2000.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 06:25 UTC as 59th comment | 2 replies

Look at Sports Illustrated sports action photos of half a century ago! This digital photography age is ridiculous.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 06:22 UTC as 60th comment
On article Studio tests and samples: Leica SL (beta) (754 comments in total)

Comments and opinions vary; the subject matter ought to be analyzed precisely, scientifically. Soft or not soft, sharp or not sharp, colour rendition accurate or not, banding or not banding! Can people not agree on something this scientific? If it becomes so subjective then why bother with tests?
Leica lens bad or inferior or inadequate? What BS! But they seem to have f...ed it up with their sensor and software [sorry, firmware] both of which can be sorted out without having to write off their investment in this camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 03:59 UTC as 75th comment
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1513 comments in total)

Leica must have invested a lot into this; then realizing potentially a total failure they climbed up to their cloud and came up with those dream prices.
And the grip! Get a grip, Leica! What is the 50mm/1.4 envisaged for 2016 going to cost? They've set up the scale; it's going to cost Mickey Mouse money.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 05:09 UTC as 290th comment
On article A lot to like: Real-world Leica Q gallery posted (346 comments in total)

What 28mm sees is not what the eye sees looking straight ahead. Why do people rave about a 28mm lens with all its distortions? Yes, you can do this, that and the other post-processing. It should be click, post to the printers, and no faffing around with the image.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 06:41 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies
On article Sony SLT-A77 II Review (538 comments in total)

What a hideous piece of a camera! Apart from that, with all the round bodywork how does it stay secure being held? Sony, Sony!

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2015 at 04:31 UTC as 43rd comment | 5 replies
On article Sony Alpha a7 II Review (848 comments in total)

Marking: 82%. OK, fine. What improvements would take the mark beyond 90%? There seems to me a great deal of confusion about marking standards and consistency. In DPR's view how could a camera attain 95% in its class? It would be interesting to know. if DPR says, "It is impossible; the matter is subjective" then marking loses its sense.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 01:50 UTC as 113th comment | 2 replies
On article Sony Alpha a7 II Review (848 comments in total)

Design: that grip, horrible, stuck on [looks as if] with sloping shutter! Forget this. Can one hope for a larger RX1, ILS camera with EVF? No silly grips, please! C'mon Sony, you can do it. The a7II looks awful.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 01:44 UTC as 114th comment | 1 reply
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