montxsuz

Joined on Jan 11, 2012

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On article Sony Xperia XZ scores 87 in DxOMark Mobile testing (35 comments in total)
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Betico: I think it is about time that Samsung takes over Sony and purchase it. Samsung has enough cash for that and they better do it before Apple does it (remember how Steve Jobs admired so much Sony).

The last thing we need is exploding Sony's.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2016 at 02:01 UTC
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (764 comments in total)

Canon A1, around 1980. It was a beauty, I bought it on laybay. Used my dad's Yashica TLR before that. Now I am a Nikon guy.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 07:23 UTC as 233rd comment
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montxsuz: I changed my M1-II status to "I had it". For $2K (or AU$2,800), I will hang onto my M5-II (and my 2 Panasonic bodies) until Olympus offers a serious discount. Heck, the Nikon D500 (which I already have) is selling for $1,799 right now. What was Olympus thinking? It maybe Christmas soon, but Santa ain't stopping at Olympus.

Yes, I am fortunate like that. But I was going to sell the M5II for the M1II. Keep an eye on eBay.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2016 at 00:57 UTC
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Lawrencew: £1849 inc 20% VAT in the UK.
(which without VAT and at current exchange rates, makes that approx $1850 USD)

So actually priced lower in the UK than the US

We may get to love Brexit yet :)

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 14:54 UTC

I changed my M1-II status to "I had it". For $2K (or AU$2,800), I will hang onto my M5-II (and my 2 Panasonic bodies) until Olympus offers a serious discount. Heck, the Nikon D500 (which I already have) is selling for $1,799 right now. What was Olympus thinking? It maybe Christmas soon, but Santa ain't stopping at Olympus.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 14:44 UTC as 91st comment | 2 replies
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montxsuz: 86. I.e. still lower than the Sony compact Z5 which I just got for 300 bucks. Not that I am planning to use the Sony for photography.

@ Peiasdf. Why? I actually waited for the 2016 Sony model to be announced first - and decided it was not an improvement, not waterproof,last year's model became a much better buy. Also Sony is the only non-Apple fully-featured compact smart phone on the market. And I am quite happy with it thank you very much. I cannot see any reason for spending heaps of money of Apple's latest tax-evasion cult - which btw is using Sony sensors.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2016 at 14:56 UTC
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montxsuz: 86. I.e. still lower than the Sony compact Z5 which I just got for 300 bucks. Not that I am planning to use the Sony for photography.

Dude you are the clueless troll. I suggest you take your apple and your second-hand lemon and go troll your own post.

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2016 at 14:50 UTC
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montxsuz: 86. I.e. still lower than the Sony compact Z5 which I just got for 300 bucks. Not that I am planning to use the Sony for photography.

My Sony was not used, but new. And why would I use it for a camera when I have several real cameras? Its a PHONE, dude. And btw, congrats on the used lemon.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 02:53 UTC

86. I.e. still lower than the Sony compact Z5 which I just got for 300 bucks. Not that I am planning to use the Sony for photography.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 02:01 UTC as 10th comment | 6 replies
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (654 comments in total)
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Hibiscusbloom: If they can produce a 100-400, I will jump on it and use this combo strictly for raw action wildlife photography ...

"They" already have. It is a Panasonic Leica, and although not constant aperture, it is a high quality lens. I've had it for a couple of months now. Easily hand-held - unlike the DSLR equivalent.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2016 at 02:58 UTC

The M5 mkII was my first ever Olympus camera. M1 mkII will be my 2nd. And I'd be able to leave the big Nikon DSLRs behind on long trips without too many worries.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 02:53 UTC as 43rd comment

I will definitely consider this after the price drops. Backing a Nokia/Windows phone was unfortunately a dead end. An I am not an iFan.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 15:23 UTC as 9th comment
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MayaTlab0: "Capture One 9.2’s new color management module for Tiffs gives users more accurate preview returned from retouching/round trip applications – making Tiff handling in Capture One better than ever before."

Oh yes !

Nice! Though I wish the interface between Capture One and DxO Pro was easier.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 15:45 UTC
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blurredvision: Could the program open D500 RAW files before this update?

No. And I am happy to report that D500 NEF images are now visible, in spite of the Capture One website not listing the camera as compatible just yet. Thank you Phase One.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 15:43 UTC
On article Road tripping through New South Wales, Australia (32 comments in total)

Inspires me to explore my backyard again.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2016 at 16:20 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply

Thank you for the review (and comments). They have been pushing this product on FB, and I have been wondering about it, now I know not to buy it.

I do own a copy of PortraitPro, but don't often use it.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2016 at 13:31 UTC as 43rd comment
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1174 comments in total)

Just in time for the retirement of my now 10 year old D200.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 02:10 UTC as 163rd comment
On article Capture One Pro 8 software review (322 comments in total)
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privatepolicy418: Can anyone tell me how Capture One compares with DXO Optics Pro 8? I am debating whether or not I should switch over from DXO. Thanks!

I use them both. They have different advantages. But I wish the round-trip workflow was easier and more intuitive. Also the integration between C1 and the company's own Media-Pro is not smooth.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2015 at 01:20 UTC

Forget the difficulty to find the desktop version of LR6 on Adobe's website. To me that was not the biggest frustration. Worse is that LR6 does not support Flash Web Galleries. Arghhh!

So if you have an existing flash website, you cannot update it any longer. You are stuck with a small collection of tired looking HTML templates.

No, you cannot export your favourite Flash template from LR5 and re-import it into LR6. "LR6 does not support Flash templates". Double Arghhh!

Of course, all myc atlogues are now updated to LR6, new photos added, and I cannot go back to LR6 any longer. Triple Arghhh!

I bought Capture One to try alongside DXO. I reckon that is the way to go. Time to say goodbye to LR for me. I am annoyed with Adobe! Well, heck, they don't want us to use desktop software anyway. So its time for bye-bye.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2015 at 15:14 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On article Olympus OM-D E-M5 II Review (873 comments in total)
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panpen: $1100 for a camera with a tiny sensor when you can get a Sony full frame for only $100 more? No thank you.

Good point Oli4D. I invested in M43 6 months ago, and have pangs of regret for not going Sony A6000 instead. This article doesn't help with that.
Surprisingly the M5ii is heavier than the A6000. But then again my Pana GM5 is only 180g (or 6 oz). My 100-300mm (200-600 eq) lens is 520g (1.14lb). So as a replacement for compact cameras, you can't beat that.
Two other things to consider is that the Oly is weather-sealed, and image stabilised. So perhaps the M5ii could nicely round off my mirrorless outfit.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 14:35 UTC
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