VadymA

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Still the same haircut mess as before. All those lose hair strings magically disappear like a person gets a good dose of hair spray. Having said that, I will repeat myself again and again, this is absolutely fine for cellphone photography which is displayed predominantly on cellphones. It is convenient, it is fun, it is instant, it looks great on the phone, and it is free. What else people need if all they want is to have fun without having to learn boring theory of the art and craft of photography?

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2018 at 22:48 UTC as 64th comment | 2 replies
On article What you need to know about the Fujifilm GFX 50R (246 comments in total)
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VadymA: Hmm, I like you guys but, honestly, this is the first review when I can’t remember anything positive that was said about the camera. I am sure there was something, but all I hear is - “old sensor”, “old sensor”, “old sensor”. I think you should be more balanced in your analysis and fit it to the main audience. Even someone like me with zero knowledge about MF would understand by default that this is not a consumer camera, not a sports camera, not a travel camera, not a video camera. So there is no need to spend 80% of review on something that the camera can’t do simply by its purpose. I wanted to learn more about specific applications where camera like this would shine, but the review was useless for that. I feel sorry for Fuji sending this camera to you.

This comment was supposed to be under Chris&Jordan video review but somehow it got into here. Wish they had a delete button or something...

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2018 at 18:12 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm GFX 50R first look (119 comments in total)

Hmm, I like you guys but, honestly, this is the first review when I can’t remember anything positive that was said about the camera. I am sure there was something, but all I hear is - “old sensor”, “old sensor”, “old sensor”. I think you should be more balanced in your analysis and fit it to the main audience. Even someone like me with zero knowledge about MF would understand by default that this is not a consumer camera, not a sports camera, not a travel camera, not a video camera. So there is no need to spend 80% of review on something that the camera can’t do simply by its purpose. I wanted to learn more about specific applications where camera like this would shine, but the review was useless for that. I feel sorry for Fuji sending this camera to you.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2018 at 18:08 UTC as 5th comment
On article What you need to know about the Fujifilm GFX 50R (246 comments in total)

Hmm, I like you guys but, honestly, this is the first review when I can’t remember anything positive that was said about the camera. I am sure there was something, but all I hear is - “old sensor”, “old sensor”, “old sensor”. I think you should be more balanced in your analysis and fit it to the main audience. Even someone like me with zero knowledge about MF would understand by default that this is not a consumer camera, not a sports camera, not a travel camera, not a video camera. So there is no need to spend 80% of review on something that the camera can’t do simply by its purpose. I wanted to learn more about specific applications where camera like this would shine, but the review was useless for that. I feel sorry for Fuji sending this camera to you.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2018 at 04:26 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-T3 review (221 comments in total)
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Aleks7: Please add normal review. Video reviews are very annoying.

I find written reviews annoying. So what should they do?

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2018 at 16:01 UTC

Well, comparing to other modern primes, it can still be called a nifty fifty I suppose ;-)

Link | Posted on Oct 1, 2018 at 04:27 UTC as 20th comment

Very nice. But most likely will be in the Leica price range, which is out of my reach. Sad.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2018 at 22:31 UTC as 291st comment | 1 reply
On article Photokina 2018: Zenit and Leica collaborate on new 'M' (490 comments in total)

Those who are familiar with Russian/USSR history know very well that almost every consumer product made internally was “designed” (inside and out) by simply copying western analogs. At least they had the decency not print in big letters “Designed in Russia” back then. Looks like they lost any shame now.

One exception of course was Russian military and space equipment, which I always thought had better aesthetics that Western competitors. But as I said, those are not consumer products.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2018 at 23:57 UTC as 67th comment | 4 replies
On article Photokina 2018: First look at new Ricoh GR III (648 comments in total)
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VadymA: Don't know about functionality, but this is the most boring looking camera I've seen in a long time.

This trick would work with non-human subjects. But pointing it at a human would be rather embarrassing. I hear comments: "Are you still using camera from the 90's?"

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2018 at 18:51 UTC
On article Photokina 2018: First look at new Ricoh GR III (648 comments in total)

Don't know about functionality, but this is the most boring looking camera I've seen in a long time.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2018 at 18:20 UTC as 73rd comment | 9 replies
On article Ricoh announces development of long-awaited GR III (699 comments in total)
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VadymA: Considering high price tags on the new mirrorless offers and their relative bulkiness (even with non-FF sensor), these APSC compacts are starting to make more and more sense for an enthusiast on a budget like myself. As a Nikon shooter, I wish Nikon didn't drop the development of their COOLPIX A; the demand for these cameras might just about to pickup.

Well, not according to Nikon marketing department, which was my points. I agree that these cameras were always a welcome alternative for those who enjoy photography. And now with higher prices on ILC, they make even more sense. Just wish Nikon continued giving their customers this choice. On the bright side, I think there was a rumor of yet another Nikon high-end compact, potentially with APSC sensor.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 18:35 UTC
On article Ricoh announces development of long-awaited GR III (699 comments in total)

Considering high price tags on the new mirrorless offers and their relative bulkiness (even with non-FF sensor), these APSC compacts are starting to make more and more sense for an enthusiast on a budget like myself. As a Nikon shooter, I wish Nikon didn't drop the development of their COOLPIX A; the demand for these cameras might just about to pickup.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2018 at 18:25 UTC as 56th comment | 5 replies
On article Finalists in Taylor Wessing portrait prize announced (93 comments in total)

The first one is soooo staged. The boys eyes are just screaming “Are we done already?”. Of course all of them are staged but the first one feels just too fake.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2018 at 03:41 UTC as 39th comment
On article Canon EOS R sample gallery updated with Raw conversions (579 comments in total)

Personally, I like the samples. But I am not a Canon user, so if people in the comments complain they probably know better.

DPR, next time let's stick to the boring pictures. You gave me hard time explaining my wife why I am looking at pretty girls :-)

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2018 at 15:41 UTC as 90th comment | 3 replies
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-T3 hands-on first impressions (143 comments in total)

Jordan was really funny today. Just reminded me of the old good days when almost every episode had clever jokes and funny moments. This is what draw me to TCS in the first place. Too bad it is almost forgotten now.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2018 at 04:32 UTC as 13th comment | 3 replies

And Panasonic just rumoured to release their FF system in September. Poor Nikon customers, I can only imagine the agony over pre-order choices if it all comes out true.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2018 at 05:08 UTC as 321st comment | 9 replies

I wish there is a D650 coming. My collection of AF-D lenses is not suitable for Z6 so I have to stick with DSLR. Would be nice if they made the body smaller too.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2018 at 14:16 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon Z7 sample gallery updated from New York and Japan (402 comments in total)

What is even a point of sample images? They all look the same nowadays. Modern cameras, just like any other device or home appliance, compete purely on features, not on quality of output, which pretty much remains the same across similar classes. My $300 dishwasher provides the same output as the one that costs $1,000, only operates much louder and has no fancy interface. Same with cameras - they all produce the same IQ. Even worse, pre-production JPEG samples are usually horrible and don't give true justice to any camera. All these sample galleries are pointless IMHO.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2018 at 19:14 UTC as 63rd comment | 3 replies

Purely from what they say in this teaser I would assume they are all actors reading their scripts and no more.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2018 at 05:18 UTC as 16th comment
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VadymA: What’s with the huge hump? Did they forget to remove the mirror in a hurry?

The smartass “joke” is just a reaction to the smartass “add”. They claim some sort of technological revolution is coming, so why not to revolutionize the viewfinder? They draw a comparison to the early Nikon models, which don’t have the hump, so might have at least tried.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2018 at 13:30 UTC
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