malabito

malabito

Lives in Romania Bucharest, Romania
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Joined on Dec 15, 2007
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I don't understand the criticism. This is an amazing camera for the price. Buy it with the 35mm 1.8 DX lens and you have a great machine for street and carrying around. 24mp and no Olpf. I had many expensive cameras, and never used most of the items the functionalities they come with. I just want aperture priority, auto iso, and manual functions. If you want more things pay more :)

The question I have is how reliable these cameras are.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 10:07 UTC as 70th comment | 10 replies
On article A photographer's guide to Cuba (44 comments in total)

Best advice? Bring money, with the exception of the casas particulares the rest is very expensive and lacking quality....

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2016 at 13:32 UTC as 21st comment
On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (369 comments in total)
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AlexCHStudio: why should an exclusion be made D500 OR D750? why not just buy both of them? both are not very expensive - most people could afford to have 2 cameras instead of 1. I have 810 and 750, now will buy 500 as well. very nice camera - why not?

@I have a dream, I hope you are been sarcastic. 2k USD a month is much more then what most of the people earn. How often do you go out your bubble? Are you in contact some how with reality, besides facebook posts?

In many places of the world a 2k salary is actually a salary not many get.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 16:22 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (362 comments in total)
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Kivivuori: Buying both may be the best solution. After all the cost of lenses plays greater role if I want to chance the whole system.

PS.
I find it difficult to believe that the EVF in X-T2 is better than those found in Leica Q & SL. Of course it would be nice, but....

Esa Kivivuori
Hämeenlinna
Finland

I have a Q, and used the xpro2 only in a store. But during that quick test, the xpro2 seem to had a better evf. The q is like you are looking through a box...

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2016 at 20:09 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (362 comments in total)
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Kivivuori: Buying both may be the best solution. After all the cost of lenses plays greater role if I want to chance the whole system.

PS.
I find it difficult to believe that the EVF in X-T2 is better than those found in Leica Q & SL. Of course it would be nice, but....

Esa Kivivuori
Hämeenlinna
Finland

At least to the Q it feels better :) Not sure about the SL, never tried one, but i heard the evf its the best in its class.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2016 at 19:27 UTC
On article 2016 iPhone Photography Award winners announced (76 comments in total)
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Wild Shooter: I think these competitions are rigged. Other than the winners which are awesome, I didn't even get a mention for my shots which I personally believe are better than a few people sitting on the beach.

good images, but if i were one of the judges I would not have choose them. The winner images I still tend to found much better.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 16:03 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2652 comments in total)
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malabito: There it goes :) where is the pentax lovers saying auto focus was as good as in Nikon and canon? Yes let's trust the outliers saying that auto focus is awesome, when most of the reviews say the contrary :)

It's good enoug, and it's not a limiting factor for me. But if I was a Profesional shooting for a job assignment that needed the best auto focus, definitely I will not be looking into a Pentax. As someone who is not a pro making a living out of photography the Pentax is good enough for me :)

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 04:39 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2652 comments in total)
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malabito: There it goes :) where is the pentax lovers saying auto focus was as good as in Nikon and canon? Yes let's trust the outliers saying that auto focus is awesome, when most of the reviews say the contrary :)

And before getting slam by the fans, I am actually looking into the k1 with some beautiful limited lenses, but that's mainly because for my style of photography I don't care about fast focusing :)

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 17:51 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2652 comments in total)

There it goes :) where is the pentax lovers saying auto focus was as good as in Nikon and canon? Yes let's trust the outliers saying that auto focus is awesome, when most of the reviews say the contrary :)

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 17:32 UTC as 406th comment | 6 replies
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Manny316: I have several friends that went to school with Pete(K-State) and I enjoy his pictures. I'm surprised Pete doesn't have any Sony gear in his bag even for leisure time since I remember him trying out the Sony a7rii when it first came out and took several photos of Obama with the a7rii. I guess it wasn't good enough for him.lol

Ando one or two pictures shot with the Sony doesn't mean he is using them, he probably decided to give it a try...

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2016 at 05:39 UTC
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Manny316: I have several friends that went to school with Pete(K-State) and I enjoy his pictures. I'm surprised Pete doesn't have any Sony gear in his bag even for leisure time since I remember him trying out the Sony a7rii when it first came out and took several photos of Obama with the a7rii. I guess it wasn't good enough for him.lol

Who will use a Sony a7 in such situation? Focus reliability, battery life? Service when going out of the USA? Not sure it will be wise to use a Sony when canons have been tested for years.

Imagine having to capture that one picture that will make it to history, and he is busy changing batteries...

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2016 at 05:38 UTC
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malabito: M43 are great cameras with beautiful lenses, but I don't understand why will someone will pay so much money for a lens like this, which is as big as a apsc or even full frame equivalent lens, (yes maybe not light gathering, but push the iso and you will get as much light and same results). I don't see the need for it. I used to have an em5, great under good light conditions, but as soon as it got dark, it sucked. I decided to buy a Voigtlander .95 and it was a waste of time, and money, camera was as big as a nikon 610/DF with a 35mm 2.0 and you can obtain much better results with it. So why buy these huge lenses for m43, when for a much comfortable size you can get better results with a full frame? And that's taking out the Sony a7 system, which will make the m43 even more silly with one of these lenses...

@quartertodoom, fanboy? Most of my cameras are and have been manual focus, that's not much of any issue, the problem for me was how uncomfortable and not practical was to carry the em5 plus Voigtlander and was not even half the quality of the DF plus 35mm 2.0 or A7 plus loxia.

Em5 with the 12mm 2.0 or 25mm 1.4 was a joy to carry and use but with those huge lenses made absolutely no reason.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 19:08 UTC
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malabito: M43 are great cameras with beautiful lenses, but I don't understand why will someone will pay so much money for a lens like this, which is as big as a apsc or even full frame equivalent lens, (yes maybe not light gathering, but push the iso and you will get as much light and same results). I don't see the need for it. I used to have an em5, great under good light conditions, but as soon as it got dark, it sucked. I decided to buy a Voigtlander .95 and it was a waste of time, and money, camera was as big as a nikon 610/DF with a 35mm 2.0 and you can obtain much better results with it. So why buy these huge lenses for m43, when for a much comfortable size you can get better results with a full frame? And that's taking out the Sony a7 system, which will make the m43 even more silly with one of these lenses...

@string Not making up any facts. I had the DF and also had an em5 with one of those voigtlanders 0.95 lenses. With the Voigtlander, the em5 was disproportionate, uncomfortable to carry, heavy, and had only manual focus.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 18:43 UTC

M43 are great cameras with beautiful lenses, but I don't understand why will someone will pay so much money for a lens like this, which is as big as a apsc or even full frame equivalent lens, (yes maybe not light gathering, but push the iso and you will get as much light and same results). I don't see the need for it. I used to have an em5, great under good light conditions, but as soon as it got dark, it sucked. I decided to buy a Voigtlander .95 and it was a waste of time, and money, camera was as big as a nikon 610/DF with a 35mm 2.0 and you can obtain much better results with it. So why buy these huge lenses for m43, when for a much comfortable size you can get better results with a full frame? And that's taking out the Sony a7 system, which will make the m43 even more silly with one of these lenses...

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 05:01 UTC as 19th comment | 22 replies

Awesome to see my country for the third time in a roll nominated! (Venezuela)

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 18:23 UTC as 14th comment
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aris14: System becomes better. System is overpriced. No big problem for pros.

@aris14 and surely dont use Leicas for shooting sports :)

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2016 at 13:15 UTC
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Robert Kempen: When watching the MotoGP this past weekend, I noticed how many pro sports photographers were using SLs on the grid before the start

This adapter will increase the number of fashion photographers no doubt

Leica's sales are soaring world wide - kudos for a fine camera with an ever increasing audience of pros and consumers

@chaitanya on the link, i only see a few pictures. And one of the drivers, (which actually sustains my thesis of deep pockets), using a leica sl...

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 19:30 UTC
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Robert Kempen: When watching the MotoGP this past weekend, I noticed how many pro sports photographers were using SLs on the grid before the start

This adapter will increase the number of fashion photographers no doubt

Leica's sales are soaring world wide - kudos for a fine camera with an ever increasing audience of pros and consumers

@chaitanya by the way, I am a Leica user. But truly believe Leicas are not for Profesionals, it's a wonderful camera use mainly by people who like photography, (fun and user experience) or by people with big pockets, pros getting payed will probably rather use a more reliable system that costs less, why increase the cost with a Leica if a nikon, canon brings same or better results for less money, it's simple mathematics.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 11:45 UTC
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Robert Kempen: When watching the MotoGP this past weekend, I noticed how many pro sports photographers were using SLs on the grid before the start

This adapter will increase the number of fashion photographers no doubt

Leica's sales are soaring world wide - kudos for a fine camera with an ever increasing audience of pros and consumers

@chaitanya that makes complete sense, but probably he was using that camera because he likes Leica or as anyone else will be using a Leica m, he was not using it because it was better, he was using it because he like it, and for the tough images to get he was still using the nikons and canons :)

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 11:41 UTC
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aris14: System becomes better. System is overpriced. No big problem for pros.

No way these are pros, with the exception of maybe one or two guys, which lenses? You are telling me the SL has better focusing ? Those were probably people who payed 500 Iss entrances and took their nice point and shoot with them...

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2016 at 11:01 UTC
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