totunu

Lives in Romania Romania
Works as a Dipl.Engineer
Joined on May 7, 2007
About me:

I love light, colors, shapes... and I fell that almost anything in a mix of light and shadow, from the right angle, could be a great subject.

Comments

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On article 2017 Roundup: Consumer Long Zoom Compacts (167 comments in total)

Disappointed about this kind of review: few page with cameras design resume, no much about image qualities, not really comparing the cameras from the user point of view.
This style/format of review is more like shopping list/advice of gadgets, than revealing specific advantages and limits for each cameras.
Few years ago were better structured and detailed reviews for cameras categories.

Even if it will be much like a subjective opinion, in the end of such review (a class of camera in a range of price), should stay a table with Dpreview ratings, but ratings resulting from comparing the cameras in review, for:
1. image quality: sharpness, colors, dynamic range, ISO, noise, etc
3. Performance, handling: AF, fps, viewfinder, dimension, weight, battery, etc
4. Video .....
5. Best&worst for each camera, comparing with the other

Link | Posted on May 28, 2017 at 02:53 UTC as 17th comment
In reply to:

zzzxtreme: can camera makers profit if they only sell cameras to professionals ? (sports, weddings, film, advertising, etc..) ?

1. The most important research and development is coming from military industry and aerospace industry, which are in great need to get strong quality images. From it will emerge the futures photo technologies.
2. Another domain with huge perspectives is drone's cameras.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 18:25 UTC
In reply to:

Ergo607: The moment they ever manage to put a viewfinder on a cellphone is when I will consider them to be camera's...

The phones display deliver great images, but when you put them on a real monitor you will see the loss of details and quality comparing with a dslr.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 18:20 UTC
In reply to:

Fujica: Camera sales are back as they were into the 80's.
I'll fully expect that we will get less innovation and longer lifecycles.

Not that I think that would be a bad thing though - But for younger people they might be surprised that you can own a camera for 5+ years and still be satisfied with the results. ;)

About less innovation - is another reason, is about marketing: it is a plan about stepping upgrade, so that they can offer some new products, with some small improvements but no way a revolutionary product.
Even if the engineer has found some great futures, this will not came to us before to be ended the resources of the old line of products.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 18:07 UTC
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desmond2046: There's a good reason for the trend. Mobile phones did many things right: the touch interface, the post processing power, the software algorithm, the connectivity and social networking. Why can't camera manufacturers take some notes? Look at the touch interface of Sony A6500: it's ridiculous.

In this case, Sony has 2 market place: smartphones + cameras, and they keep it in this way how long is possible.
They are very good on marketing: to not deliver all the features in one product, so you may bought several products, and that is profit.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 17:50 UTC
On article Ten items you should have in your camera bag (288 comments in total)
In reply to:

DanielFjall: I always got a P&S camera stuffed in the outer pocket of my bag for boosting creativity.

P&S also good for some quick video and like backup camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2013 at 15:48 UTC
In reply to:

penguinman: From Andy Rouse web page.

Pointless Comparison

This is a plea to the lens geeks. Please do not start comparing the Canon lens with the Nikon one, it is pointless. The Nikon 200-400 does a great job for Nikon photographers and the Canon lens will do a great job for Canon photographers. Comparing the two is just pointless, as no one is going to change camera system to use this lens are they? No they are not, so please don’t fuel the silly Canon vs Nikon debate anymore, it’s not what this lens or this review is all about.

Nothing pointless, everything matter. But it is matter to one or to the other. At this class of price for a lens, you could buy a body like an accessories. In this case, the decision of buying can be think in the opposite way as for a cheap lens.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2013 at 22:16 UTC
On article Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction (1841 comments in total)

1. Maybe, for the moment Adobe want to see users reaction. I think they could see it clear enough. If the Adobe will go in the cloud, they will be alone there.
2. Adobe is allready too big and forgot to manage costs. To grow up more, it is killing the cow: over-tax his customers. Next stop after the "cloud & Adobe-tax-policy" will be the fall. Too bad.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2013 at 11:43 UTC as 113th comment
On article Photoshop CC: Adobe responds to reaction (1841 comments in total)

I think Adobe have a bad management and this is a crash strategy. They are giving a good chance to the other software companies. Nothing last for ever, not even Adobe.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2013 at 21:32 UTC as 170th comment

I accept the dark lens because of the 20X Zoom in a compact camera.
But in a compact camera, NO PANORAMA MODE....?

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2013 at 09:54 UTC as 12th comment

I am much appreciating dpreview, but this time I am disappointing about them choice to show us this kind of "secrets", with no value at all comparing with other photographers tips&tricks.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2013 at 21:16 UTC as 25th comment
In reply to:

totunu: Anyway, this is a solution just for the body, because many of the old lens are not designed for digital use. I have not experience with Nikon, but I have tested few old lens and an adapter for Canon. After testing, I see that the cheapest digital Canon lens, are delivering much higher image quality. After testing, I drop in a box all my old lenses and the adapter. All my hopes about reusing old gear is ended.

JCMello, my statment was to short and I need to bring some details: my old lenses are by Pentacon and other less famous makers, made in 1980 for M42 mount. No one of my old lens are Canon or Nikon. But even if the image quality was better, the manual focus of the old lens take to long for me, in most situation.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2012 at 00:25 UTC

Anyway, this is a solution just for the body, because many of the old lens are not designed for digital use. I have not experience with Nikon, but I have tested few old lens and an adapter for Canon. After testing, I see that the cheapest digital Canon lens, are delivering much higher image quality. After testing, I drop in a box all my old lenses and the adapter. All my hopes about reusing old gear is ended.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2012 at 12:02 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
On photo Cormorant and Fish in the Your best wild bird photo challenge (4 comments in total)

Awesome capture! How many years of photography, and how many thousand dollars, was the price for this photo?
Anyway, it deserve!

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2011 at 20:46 UTC as 4th comment
On photo "Awe common..I have a family waiting at home" in the Your best wild bird photo challenge (1 comment in total)

Fantastic shot!

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2011 at 20:39 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Tori on the Tracks in the Perspective: Get Down! challenge (16 comments in total)

Compare with some other photos from this challenge, is not an impressive one.

It's something more like a kitsch. It is not "atmosphere", there is nothing special.
The boots, the girl, the railroad ... Not bad, but not excellent either.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2009 at 14:39 UTC as 2nd comment
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