Mescalamba

Lives in Czech Republic Czech Republic
Works as a wnb photographer :D
Joined on Sep 21, 2009

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straylightrun: The sad thing is that if the NX1 had the name ‘Canon’ on the front, it would sell like hotcakes.

They have plenty of experience, but they lack marketing and good name.

Sure, they might think Samsung is a good name, when you buy a TV or smartphone.. maybe. But camera? Not really.

Very few ppl is aware they are making cameras for quite a long time now (joint venture with Pentax since 2006). But as I said, most ppl dont know that..

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2015 at 15:30 UTC

Well, in my country (middle of EU) it never even started selling. Actually it seems like Samsung is simply leaving market here.

Kinda understandable given their marketing efforts (close to none).

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2015 at 15:27 UTC as 325th comment | 2 replies
On article Studio tests and samples: Leica SL (beta) (754 comments in total)
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PeaceKeeper: I'd be interested to see if any of the people who are claiming that unmistakable leica look is what makes this camera so special would have been able to pick out the leica images from a random/blind line-up.

My guess is they'd think the images were crap, and couldn't imagine they came from a Leica. They'd have disregarded them completely and chose another cameras images.

The only reason these are being defended is to spite DPRs technique and justify their irrational desire for a red dot on their camera.

I hope the this is just a bad preproduction unit.

Its tied to lens, not camera.

Reason why many use Leica M and R lenses on anything except Leica camera. :D

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 02:15 UTC

Seems they mean business. Well MF market needs some competition.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2015 at 19:49 UTC as 16th comment
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RandyPD: It actually reminds me of the Sony A900, especially he pentaprism.

Which is kinda great. :D

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 14:32 UTC
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Osa25: Anyone releasing these kind of products in 2015 should at least attempt for some sort of aesthetic appeal. Form and function and are not separate poles.

It has huge appeal for me. :D I mean it looks from outside about as perfect as dSLR can look.

Okay, there is thing called Leica S, but thats quite a bit difference price category.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 14:32 UTC

Looks a lot like my old KM-7D or A900.

Which means about perfect when it comes to dSLRs. Now it depends only how good is image quality. :)

That pentaprism looks promising tho.. maybe similar to old A900? :)

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 14:29 UTC as 96th comment | 2 replies
On article Corel releases ParticleShop brush plugin for Photoshop (83 comments in total)
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austin55: Since I have installed Windows 10 Pro upgrade, I have had absolutely -0- issues with the OS or with any software compatibility issues. I am about a week in... so far so good:) Everything seems snappier to open and my machine does not seem to be taxed at all. I use LRCC 2015 and PSCC 2015 daily.

Kidding.. Win 10 has still memory leak? Its major issue with Win 8.1 (and anything that needs graphic card) and they didnt fix it? Oh my..

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2015 at 14:36 UTC
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LastChance4U: I'm assuming the 18-35 f/1.8 makes more sense for the Nikon DX user?

It has T-stop of 1.8, which means f stop is less. There are no lens that have same f and T stop.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2015 at 12:09 UTC
On article Corel releases ParticleShop brush plugin for Photoshop (83 comments in total)
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austin55: Since I have installed Windows 10 Pro upgrade, I have had absolutely -0- issues with the OS or with any software compatibility issues. I am about a week in... so far so good:) Everything seems snappier to open and my machine does not seem to be taxed at all. I use LRCC 2015 and PSCC 2015 daily.

Might be audio drivers, most people have Realtek based audio (onboard solutions) and Realtek is really crapy in giving any support for new systems. Even 8.1 drivers are bugged as hell..

For Win 10, Im going to wait about year till they catch some major bugs. After moving really fast from Win 7 to 8 and 8.1 I wont make same mistake again.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2015 at 12:07 UTC
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LastChance4U: I'm assuming the 18-35 f/1.8 makes more sense for the Nikon DX user?

Yes you are right. :)

Interesting note is, that 18-35 f/1.8 is actually f/1.5..

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2015 at 13:10 UTC
On article Capture One Pro 8 software review (323 comments in total)
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ogl: I had been using Capture One more than 7 years. I like it. Version 8 has one of the best deBayering method.

If Im correct, its older variant of AMaZE (demosaicing algorithm in Capture One). Quite improved over v7 tho..

RawTherapee uses this too (and unlike any other raw developer, you can pick whatever you like most).

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2015 at 13:45 UTC
On article Capture One Pro 8 software review (323 comments in total)
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Nikonandmore: They refuse to support my Pentax 645z. Its pathetic. I used this app for years, my favorite. I paid a lot of money for several releases since v4 to v7. Now It's dead for me.

I know their support of DNGs in general is bad, but have you tried to convert DNG "back" via Adobe DNG converter? (I mean simply making DNG's of older versions..).

Otherwise yea, support of cameras isnt strong point of Capture One Pro.. But if someone uses something "mainstream" its usually supported. Pentax 645Z is unfortunately very far from mainstream..

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2015 at 13:44 UTC
On article The big beast: hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 (1293 comments in total)

Heh..

Panasonic L-1 Mark II. :D

Nicely done Panasonic..

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 13:22 UTC as 165th comment
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Mescalamba: Well EU is going in same direction of any dictature known to world. For long time now. Mostly they resemble communists (classic old CCCP type).

Whats left? Complete ban of weapons across EU so we couldnt defend ourselves (most countries cant already, hence the skyhight crime rate). Work camps, we dont have Siberia, but give them time, they will find something appropriate.

Also Im expecting tax for breathing quite soon. And law that forces you to accept at least one immigrant into your home. Warning, his family might be included.

Am I hyperbolic much? Wait and see..

Otherwise its bullsh*t, everything thats displayed outside in world is displayed free of charge. So any attempt to cash it somehow is very very low thing to do.

Also I have short message for EU..

"Dear EU, please kill yourself. As soon as possible."

Siberia might have us, Soon (TM). :D (not fun tho)

It was just comparsion to crazy dictatorship regimes which like to ban everything.

If you want something closer, look at North Korea.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2015 at 14:42 UTC

Well EU is going in same direction of any dictature known to world. For long time now. Mostly they resemble communists (classic old CCCP type).

Whats left? Complete ban of weapons across EU so we couldnt defend ourselves (most countries cant already, hence the skyhight crime rate). Work camps, we dont have Siberia, but give them time, they will find something appropriate.

Also Im expecting tax for breathing quite soon. And law that forces you to accept at least one immigrant into your home. Warning, his family might be included.

Am I hyperbolic much? Wait and see..

Otherwise its bullsh*t, everything thats displayed outside in world is displayed free of charge. So any attempt to cash it somehow is very very low thing to do.

Also I have short message for EU..

"Dear EU, please kill yourself. As soon as possible."

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2015 at 15:13 UTC as 74th comment | 5 replies
On article Analysis: Sony a7R II and RX100 IV autofocus systems (752 comments in total)
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ttran88: Would you trade 8MP in the 5DS/R to have this feature? The Canon is starting to look more dated.

Well, only thing I can think of is..

Canon has true 14-bits..

And thats it.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 17:28 UTC
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ProfHankD: Like Canon, but even moreso, Hasselblad is a company somewhat trapped by their historical success; they know they need to evolve, but they know any change will require lots of effort (development cost) and might cost them loyal customers. I'm happy to hear Hasselblad realizing that RED is a real competitor in a variety of ways. Partnering with Sony still makes perfect sense as a way forward, but they have firmly proved that minor tweaks on a Sony product will be seen as "not really Hasselblad" (except for the RX100, which is interestingly where Canon also was able to leverage some Sony guts).

In sum, this all sounds like Hasselblad is finally on the right track, but it also sounds a lot like the same track that led Minolta's camera business to be handed to Sony 2007. Either way, I expect to see some high-framerate sensors in V-like bodies soon.... ;-)

I think Hasselblad unlike Canon has no idea what people want and no idea how to deliver it.

Canon knows what people want and delivers precisely what they know will sell (in large quantities, despite being ages behind competition).

If anything, they should learn from Canon marketing. Cause thats one of top notch things in Canon. Another is lenses.

Otherwise Hasselblad like many other companies suffer from complete detachment from reality. Instead of being photographers and using own brains they rely on marketing studies and have ton of management between theory and final product. But thats case of many companies, not limited to photographic equipment..

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2015 at 14:30 UTC
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samfan: Taylor Swift is completely crazy when it comes to 'value of music' and 'taking advantage of artists' and whatnot.

The whole world is moving towards more freedom when it comes to copyright but people like that still want to control every thought, every tune and every picture in the world.

Which will ultimately doom them..

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 17:19 UTC
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Mescalamba: Hm..

14-bit issue is one of reasons why I dont want any Sony camera. Especially since Nikon D810 can offer that with ease (and absolutely spectacular sensor performance on top of that).

Im also quite curious about why Sony own implementation of their sensor isnt on par with competition. I mean, they actually make these things. :D

And dear Sony forget 14-bit, give us 16-bit and those 42 or more mpix. Then you can really call it "MFDB competition". Maybe even actually be a competition to that. :D

One more thing..

..reason why Sony isnt doing it, is that they try to make as good camera as possible with being cheap to make as possible too. Reason is simple, they are in red numbers so long that they dont have much choice..

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 14:37 UTC
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