nathanleebush

Lives in United States Brooklyn, NY, United States
Works as a Photographer/Filmmaker
Has a website at http://nathanleebush.com
Joined on Nov 20, 2009

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Leica is singlehandedly stoking class unrest.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 01:58 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

I tried to do this for half an hour before giving up. Apparently you need Internet Explorer to even do this, which doesn't run on Macs anymore. You shouldn't need an engineering degree to escape the half baked functionality of the camera itself. The store is a mess and Sony's photo upload implementation is an utter mess. Currently you can only upload a terrible compressed jpeg to your phone over WIFI. Come on Sony.. open the camera up to third party developers and give us some decent options!

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 14:46 UTC as 2nd comment | 3 replies
On article Crossing the Bridge: Canon XC10 Review (263 comments in total)

You guys were much too delicate with this monstrosity. "Not so good for: photographers who require RAW file support" .. What is this, 2003? How did the A6300, which seemed to fall from the heavens, only score 5 percentage points higher? It's half the price with 10x the features, and a nicer image to boot, for both stills and video! This emerged like a hot turd from the depths of hell, and will soon return whence it came.. Canon really needs to get it together, but they obviously are not aware of the internet, or they would have fixed their broken product development culture by now. It's amazing to watch them blow their massive video lead with disappointment after disappointment.

smh

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 16:13 UTC as 82nd comment | 10 replies

This is only secondarily a photo camera, which explains the lukewarm responses on this forum. The video spec is amazing for the price. But if you buy just as a photo camera, it doesn't make much sense.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 18:42 UTC as 59th comment

That's huge. I just wish they worked with Nikon lenses. I have the 18-35 and was looking at the 24-105 for my A7s.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 19:59 UTC as 73rd comment
On article Studio tests and samples: Leica SL (beta) (754 comments in total)

Tried this at Photoplus last week. What a joke. So heavy and bulky. What's the point of mirrorless if you're not saving in these areas? I would not buy this for $500, let alone whatever ungodly sum they're asking for it.

Leica is really the new stupidity tax.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 13:31 UTC as 50th comment | 4 replies
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1513 comments in total)

What a stupid camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 05:13 UTC as 288th comment

That low light test is not useful. In a contrasty environment like that you'd want to use S-Log 2 and grade it to preserve highlight and shadow detail. It would give another two or three stops of dynamic range. This is like showing a JPEG and implying it's the best a camera can do, and not even mentioning RAW.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2015 at 02:08 UTC as 7th comment
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1602 comments in total)

Wow, DPReview really came around on this! Remember when they dissed the first couple? I guess they got the memo that this thing is awesome (even though the main complaints – ergonomic issues and menu systems – are relatively unchanged)! I'm loving mine, just wish Sony could match the Mark II's dimensions for effortless pocketability.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 19:26 UTC as 107th comment | 2 replies

Why is this on DPReview?

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 22:57 UTC as 81st comment
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1602 comments in total)
In reply to:

nathanleebush: I recently bought this camera. I love it, just like I loved my recently deceased Mk II. The 4K video is superb and S-Log 2 is a godsend, and it's nice and quick. Some things are bringing me down though:

- Thickness bump over the Mk II. That extra couple millimeters makes a huge difference when pocketing this thing. I get that it's a lot more impressive in so many ways, from the lens to the EVF, but size is ultimately the reason I'm buying the RX100 over, say, the RX10: a true pocket cam as well as a capable B cam. I find I'm carrying it around my wrist rather than in my pocket because it's tricky to wrangle out, which defeats the purpose.
- ND3 is not powerful enough for video work. Why not ND6 instead, if you're choosing one? When I'm often in a bind and need to use it (midday light), ND3 doesn't cut it. In midday light I can maybe shoot with the aperture completely stopped down.. not usable really.
- wish there was another dial so you could control aperture/shutter/iso seamlessly.

continued..

- Flash on my Mk II was a lot cooler looking. This seems like it was designed to be more flattering and more of a fill flash, but I like the harsh quality of the old one. Gave me that Terry Richardson/Yashica T4 look that I liked.
- This could be wrong, but my first impressions are that the image stabilization is not as impressive in 4K as the 1080p in my Mk II.. No idea why. Maybe it has to process so much more data? But I think the footage on my Mk II was super stabile compared to this.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2015 at 15:31 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1602 comments in total)

I recently bought this camera. I love it, just like I loved my recently deceased Mk II. The 4K video is superb and S-Log 2 is a godsend, and it's nice and quick. Some things are bringing me down though:

- Thickness bump over the Mk II. That extra couple millimeters makes a huge difference when pocketing this thing. I get that it's a lot more impressive in so many ways, from the lens to the EVF, but size is ultimately the reason I'm buying the RX100 over, say, the RX10: a true pocket cam as well as a capable B cam. I find I'm carrying it around my wrist rather than in my pocket because it's tricky to wrangle out, which defeats the purpose.
- ND3 is not powerful enough for video work. Why not ND6 instead, if you're choosing one? When I'm often in a bind and need to use it (midday light), ND3 doesn't cut it. In midday light I can maybe shoot with the aperture completely stopped down.. not usable really.
- wish there was another dial so you could control aperture/shutter/iso seamlessly.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2015 at 15:31 UTC as 244th comment | 6 replies
On article Quick Review: Photographers.pro (60 comments in total)

The designs are terrible, which is pretty much all that matters for me.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2015 at 15:21 UTC as 22nd comment

Leica is synonymous with the rise of the billionaire class, which have a disposable income so inconceivable that they literally ask for the most expensive version of whatever they are buying as a status symbol. I once talked to a Hasselblad rep who admitted that one of the major markets for their medium format system was rich dads looking to take vacation pictures with 'the best,' regardless of whether a giant, heavy medium format system makes sense to lug around on a tropical vacation. Leica has become another symptom of our underlying societal problem.

Also, anyone who does not see that even the most expensive digital device will be completely leapfrogged by its the most bargain basement competitors a couple generations later is an idiot and deserves to be parted with their money.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 15:03 UTC as 133rd comment | 7 replies
In reply to:

maxnimo: Would this camera be good enough to film a big-budget Hollywood blockbuster?
Just curious.

Yeah they use the c100 as a B/C cam or rig it in tight spaces on some Hollywood sets. HER was shot entirely with it and captain Philips shot some stuff with it.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 03:09 UTC
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Biowizard: $2.5K - and still a ROLLING shutter? ...

... meaning distorted movement, like curved propellers and wheel spokes.

C'mon guys - what video needs is a decent GLOBAL shutter, even at the expense of "only" being "HD".

Rolling shutters are for GOPROs, not REAL PRO cameras.

Brian

The Alexa and RED have rolling shutters.. what are you talking about?

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 15:24 UTC

$20,000??? Bwahahahahahahahahahaha .. and they didn't even bother to fix the ergonomics??? omg .. stop ... hahahahahahhaahhaah

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 15:21 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
On article Canon XC10: What you need to know (237 comments in total)

Canon shows off an early stage concept camera.. oh wait, that's supposed to be a real product selling for $2500, lol.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 15:17 UTC as 44th comment

Oh man, as soon as that 5 axis IBIS is paired with the A7s sensor shooting 4K internal, I think I'll have died and gone to heaven. It was always such a tragedy that this stabilization tech was reserved for Olympus' second rate video implementation.

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 05:40 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On article Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount (269 comments in total)

Love the clickless aperture feature as someone who uses my A7s for both stills and videos equally. Shame.. just bought the existing Zeiss branded 35mm f/2.8. Just wish these had OIS, as jello is the achilles heel of the camera's video mode, and it pretty much requires IS lenses.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2014 at 22:38 UTC as 60th comment | 8 replies
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