joseluismx

Lives in Mexico Baja, Mexico
Joined on Aug 8, 2009

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It looks great. Hope the focus breathing isn't too terrible.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2020 at 19:24 UTC as 13th comment
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LoneTree1: The price is fine. Better than the competition.

What price? It says in the article that the price hasn't been released.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2020 at 03:12 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D6 at WPPI (282 comments in total)
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Thoughts R Us: Here's a great article by Matthias Hangst, Getty Images Chief Photographer, on using the D6 and how it's better than the D5.

https://blog.nikoneurope.com/en_gb/2020/02/testing-the-nikon-d6-with-matthias-hangst/

Of course he notes the improvement in AF, but also interesting:
When asked about the most noticeable improvements in the D6, for Matthias there was one clear winner: “It’s the image quality of the JPEGs straight out of the camera."

"Our aim is to create a perfect JPEG straight out of the camera. That’s what agencies need. Ideally, all the editor might need to do is crop or add a caption – so they don’t have to adjust colours, contrast or sharpening. "

At Getty Images, it’s one of our claims: we can deliver in under one minute to a client. We’re talking about 59 seconds or less. If you save another few seconds, that is a high percentage of 59 seconds. For us, it’s all about how quickly we can get out the perfect quality image to the client."

@Jimmy Simpleton, talk about a trash article.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2020 at 23:37 UTC
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Thoughts R Us: Here's a reality check on the market..this is a post from Fred Miranda forums by a very serious Sony user:

"I can't help but noticing a rapid price erosion of Sony gear. Let's take a look at the fairly new A7r IV in particular. Although the official price remains the same but there are other sources where you can get this camera for $500 or even $1,000 less. Okay, not everyone is eligible for the $1K less price but still that puts a lot of pressure on the used bodies. And surprisingly, there are a lot of used A7r IVs offered for sale. Is this the new norm now? Did Sony price the camera too high to begin with or did people feel too overwhelmed with the camera after having upgraded from the III? I am not intimately familiar with C or N pricing - are we seeing similar price erosions there, as well?"

Then someone posted:
"Last time I checked the Adorama used site there were about 42 bodies for sale ranging from E, E+, OB and D. I'm wondering how well the camera itself is selling."

Sony sells gadgets. High-priced, competent gadgets. But as all gadgets, they lose their value very quickly.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2019 at 20:48 UTC
On article HD Pentax-D FA* 50mm F1.4 SDM AW sample gallery updated (314 comments in total)
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Gesture: NO LENS should cost that much. Ridiculous.

@Gesture. You don't need to buy it. People who know what they're getting can tell it is reasonably priced.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2019 at 22:45 UTC
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Michael Ma: The deeper people dive into photography, the more they will appreciate people who do it well. Every person with a smartphone is learning more about photography than ever in history. That's good and bad. For right now, the thought process is immature. Right now people value their work less because they think all you need is an expensive camera and lens, but in the future, they will value their work more after they learned what it takes to get a great photograph. Photography is incredibly involved and requires a lot more artistry, work, gear, knowledge, and experience than a person with a great smartphone camera is ever willing to or can dish out. People just haven't realized that yet. Eventually, people as a whole will come to realize how foolish it is to not hire photographers for things like weddings. And maybe then there will be an uptick. Remember when a newspaper got rid of DSLRs and replaced them with iPhones? Newspapers are on the way out, but it's that same mindset.

@seahawk. Yup. My hobby is dance photography. In my country, "no photos" are not enforced during the recitals. About 90% of the people are happy with their bad smartphone photos.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2019 at 15:08 UTC
On article Ricoh GR III sample gallery updated (253 comments in total)
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Gal Root: Umm... hate to say it , and I know how it sounds.. but these photos don't look that much better than a late 2018 , early 2019 phone..
Sure, it is better if you really pixel peep, I agree.. but it doesn't look like it worth carrying an extra device for it.
And it's a fixed lens which digs even a deeper whole in the ground..
Well, good luck to Ricoh with the sales.

Change the GR3 to RAW. The Pixel does a good job, but it cannot match the GR3.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2019 at 00:13 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Ricoh GR III (650 comments in total)
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photojoe55: Looks just like the old one to me!

Why change external perfection? All the changes are inside.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2019 at 02:17 UTC
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Colin Stuart: $1.1k for a 1/2.3-inch sensor??? what a scam.

@Bobthearch, the GX10 costs $1999.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1361409-REG/canon_2214c002_gx10_camcorder_with_8_29.html

The AX100, has less zoom range and costs $400 more than the new Canon G50.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2019 at 19:24 UTC
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Hyper111: I bought a Canon Camcorder sometime back. However, the battery is so small it barely lasts 30 minutes. Imagine trying to to video, an amateur performance and the batteries dies. Even if you have a spare battery, there is a interruption, in your recording. The battery last less time, then on my Olympus camera, which was designed for photography.

People do remember!

Exactly, mxx. I have a very inexpensive Sony camcorder and bought a high-capacity battery for recording two hour ballet concerts. The battery lasts at least six hours.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2019 at 19:19 UTC
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Spectro: is there still a market for consumer camcorder, guess there is with these but smaller then ever. Digital camera kind of killed most of those interests for a standalone camcorder.

DSLRs overheat, have limited recording time, motorized zoom lenses are almost non-existent. If you record music or ballet concerts, ball games, etc., a camcorder is the best option you have. Buying an 800 or 1100USD camcorder gives you everything. You don't need to buy a 3000USD professional camera, unless you need professional audio and video quality.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2019 at 19:17 UTC
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mmcfine: Tokina make some great lenses however why release a massive 50mm FF, DSLR lens when the near future is clearly smaller, lighter and mirror less cameras? They should have invested in converters to their legacy lenses rather than a new ‘legacy’ mount.

This is for people who want very high IQ instead of lesser IQ in a small lens. The smaller lenses have awful corner quality and are bad wide open.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2018 at 04:05 UTC
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photogeek: Remember when 50mm f/1.4 lenses cost three hundred bucks and didn’t weigh 2 pounds? I remember. Where did it all go so wrong?

@photogeek, Leica's lenses are manual focus and don't have weather sealing. Every lens maker made really small 50mm 1.4 lenses back in the day.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2018 at 23:37 UTC
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yehudakgtbnet: Funny indeed; I use my Canon 50M for events, with a memory card of 8 MB.
Yehuda

I go through close to 100 GB per event.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2018 at 20:25 UTC
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photogeek: Remember when 50mm f/1.4 lenses cost three hundred bucks and didn’t weigh 2 pounds? I remember. Where did it all go so wrong?

@winkalman yes!, most old 1.4 lenses are really 2.8 or slower if you care for quality vs light.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2018 at 18:42 UTC
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kobakokh: Best camera from best company for users. But unfortunately most customers in the world stay under the brain washing by othyer companies, smart customers know what to buy and how buy best cameras in cheap price, now they will also know how to not lost money after few years and upgrade own cameras... Canon and Nikon, maybe you will also do something like that?

As a 10 year Pentax user who has been lately using other systems in parallel, you're missing out on some fantastic cameras and lenses if you're blindly following Pentax. I still use my K-3 and K-5II for most things, but my D750 is best for some types of photography that Pentax isn't well designed for.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 17:58 UTC
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Zvonimir Tosic: Pentax/Ricoh users seems to be easily fooled with anything. Ricoh is rolling the cost of extra software development, major firmware updates and minor tweaks down on CURRENT users. So current users pay extra $500 on top of old price they already paid, but they think they get more. (In case of K1 an K1 Mk2 changes are insignificant / cosmetic for most shooters; the changes are NOT like, from D800 to D850). Like that, current users get practically nothing new for $500 extra, further locked in within the system, which Ricoh wants — too many people frustrated with Ricoh have abandoned Pentax brand for good.
Fujifilm still offers SIGNIFICANT upgrades via the software — for free. In fact, Fujifilm is most likely camera industry leading in provided customer service.

K-5 to K-5II was a huge leap in low-light AF performance, though.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 17:54 UTC

Portrait mode isn't ready yet. It gets easily confused and you get awful artifacts.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2018 at 19:07 UTC as 223rd comment
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Tazz93: That sucks for Pentax... they would have been #1 by a long way, for 3+ years. And let's be honest, even with all the negative talk about their methods, that site sells cameras and phones for manufacturers.

Queue the conspiracy theories... that are possibly warranted.

@Richmondthefish I was responding to @Mescalamba. He brought up the price between the GFX and the 645Z, saying that they're almost the same price.

The difference between Medium Format en 35mm is just a case of diminishing returns. If you want that little extra in IQ, it'll cost you extra.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 18:56 UTC
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Tazz93: That sucks for Pentax... they would have been #1 by a long way, for 3+ years. And let's be honest, even with all the negative talk about their methods, that site sells cameras and phones for manufacturers.

Queue the conspiracy theories... that are possibly warranted.

@Mescalamba The GFX didn't exist until very recently and the 645z is currently USD$1000 less than the GFX.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2017 at 08:03 UTC
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