ThomasSwitzerland

ThomasSwitzerland

Lives in Switzerland Bern, Switzerland
Works as a Technical Projects
Joined on Mar 28, 2012
About me:

Like to take pictures as a hobby. Use both film and a variety of digital cameras accumulated over the years. Prefer the natural direct way with a minimum of post processing.

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On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (651 comments in total)
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Amnon G: The screen mechanism looks to me like a disaster waiting to happen. small legs in slots that can get dirt, get crooked, etc., a cable ribbon that's pretty exposed.

Why is this better than tried-and-true hinge system or the 180 degree flippable screens?

All in all it's good to see more competition brewing!

Looks like a Swiss army knife but being less stable. Too many points of failure. No clue who did the design and why. Otherwise, still a great camera concept of basics brought to excellence. Very clear focus.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 19:28 UTC
On article Worth the wait? A look inside the Pentax K-1 (651 comments in total)

As a landscape shooter I enjoy this clear and direct camera approach with GPS link.

This presents a true alternative to the unclear DSLR direction haze on formats and 4k plus video craze. One must wish Ricoh well. We need those Ricoh's against common endless diversity of the Big Two's without a clue.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2016 at 19:00 UTC as 86th comment
On article Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted (343 comments in total)
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ThomasSwitzerland: Ken Rockwell has just published snapshots on the D750 with the 20mm f/1.8.

http://kenrockwell.com/tech/00-new-today.htm

To me this represents outstanding journalistic quality in time and precision. Why cannot the so much larger <dpreview> deliver?

Dear Scott, There is a strong demand to see on how a D750 behaves. Journalists have the job to discover things quickly, uncover, and come to the point. I am only the messenger. It is up to you to listen to your customers and the competition. And create the Online media to the markets, your corporate goals, and purposes.

If this gallery, presented here, is ok or better in your opinion; it is your decision as Product Manager. One should it calm down, now. Markets will decide.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2014 at 20:04 UTC
On article Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted (343 comments in total)

Ken Rockwell has just published snapshots on the D750 with the 20mm f/1.8.

http://kenrockwell.com/tech/00-new-today.htm

To me this represents outstanding journalistic quality in time and precision. Why cannot the so much larger <dpreview> deliver?

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2014 at 18:42 UTC as 39th comment | 11 replies
On article Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted (343 comments in total)
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ThomasSwitzerland: I cannot help. Those samples do not communicate anything what the D750 should be.

They could be taken with almost any camera, even 1” sensor or smaller, by any snap shooter.

I trust <dpreview> as a prime source. But on some of their sample galleries they communicate only one thing: Nonsense. Or said in a diplomatic way: Much room left for optimization.

Hi 57even, We got quite an emotional debate. This is more refreshing instead of discussing the best location of pixels. You lead controversial threads which brings much needed life into action. Thank you.

And Rick got an impressive set of lenses I found appealing by the smart composition. It showed devotion and money spent into a good direction. Have a nice weekend.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2014 at 15:25 UTC
On article Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted (343 comments in total)
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ThomasSwitzerland: I cannot help. Those samples do not communicate anything what the D750 should be.

They could be taken with almost any camera, even 1” sensor or smaller, by any snap shooter.

I trust <dpreview> as a prime source. But on some of their sample galleries they communicate only one thing: Nonsense. Or said in a diplomatic way: Much room left for optimization.

Make it commercial. Should I make a buying decision of +2k USD on this? We do not speak on or about low budgets "quick will do".

Here is a reputable worldwide online Show. Hence, those samples are missing relevance; and in a journalistic view, they are just misrepresenting Nikon’s battle. To their (dpreview's) understanding, “Just get it out now, guys”. This is what we have got now, and debate.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 18:49 UTC
On article Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted (343 comments in total)
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ThomasSwitzerland: I cannot help. Those samples do not communicate anything what the D750 should be.

They could be taken with almost any camera, even 1” sensor or smaller, by any snap shooter.

I trust <dpreview> as a prime source. But on some of their sample galleries they communicate only one thing: Nonsense. Or said in a diplomatic way: Much room left for optimization.

Thanks for the clarification, Rick. I am in tech too. I looked on standard, 2560x1440 and 4 k monitor calibrated as my profession provides for. And those snapshots were not sufficient. Dpreview is a worldwide media with enormous impact. And here we got a professional journalistic problem in truth to compare. Dpreview must resolve this to keeping up to competion.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 17:56 UTC
On article Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted (343 comments in total)
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ThomasSwitzerland: I cannot help. Those samples do not communicate anything what the D750 should be.

They could be taken with almost any camera, even 1” sensor or smaller, by any snap shooter.

I trust <dpreview> as a prime source. But on some of their sample galleries they communicate only one thing: Nonsense. Or said in a diplomatic way: Much room left for optimization.

Just forget the thread. Do you pay me for making professional D750 samples? I expect this from <dpreview> nothing else. Continue on accumulating Likes/Dislikes.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 16:49 UTC
On article Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted (343 comments in total)
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ThomasSwitzerland: I cannot help. Those samples do not communicate anything what the D750 should be.

They could be taken with almost any camera, even 1” sensor or smaller, by any snap shooter.

I trust <dpreview> as a prime source. But on some of their sample galleries they communicate only one thing: Nonsense. Or said in a diplomatic way: Much room left for optimization.

Agree. Unlike would be good.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 15:43 UTC
On article Nikon D750 real-world samples gallery posted (343 comments in total)

I cannot help. Those samples do not communicate anything what the D750 should be.

They could be taken with almost any camera, even 1” sensor or smaller, by any snap shooter.

I trust <dpreview> as a prime source. But on some of their sample galleries they communicate only one thing: Nonsense. Or said in a diplomatic way: Much room left for optimization.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 15:09 UTC as 50th comment | 31 replies

Those sample pictures were taken with responsibility to the truth. They show great pictures by snapshots. They represent high quality of the hw/sw combo of this camera. Close to any of the Leica red dot "M" followers and better.

Congratulations to Pana! They will pave their way in the change jungle from classic digital to modern ones. Great new choices.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 16:09 UTC as 74th comment
On article Post-Photokina polls - Tell us what you think (198 comments in total)

The piece of technology in our hands is a tool only.

One can make great pictures with small sensors; and poor, boring ones with MF, and vice versa. If I am on the move I make better pictures with a small mirrorless m43 than with a MF with tripod.

Fun and a relaxed way contribute to creativity. The trend goes to connectivity, easy handling, low weight. And your back will say Thank You.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2014 at 14:09 UTC as 36th comment

More pixels are not the way. But prosumers demand that. Hard to make predictions. The future is in SW triggered devices. HW is only a tool, becoming a commodity. Mirrorless is the answer. You do no more need pentaprism and else. We are in a situation like migrating from film to digital.

And Canon represent one of those backward oriented companies, at least in their classic digital camera line. They like themselves most, accompanied by such an unreflected Director's smile and reply. Markets will resolve this.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2014 at 17:53 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
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OBI656: Reading this interview is telling me, that selling my Canon system was a very good move ... 😎

I did it about six years ago with all the L-stuff of maybe 10K USD. Happy about it. I felt free.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 20:37 UTC
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phazelag: The more I think about these executive interviews, the more I realize how obvious these company cultures are. This Canon Exec seems smug. I guess you can be smug while your king, but things are changing and that won't last. They also partnered with microsoft who has struggled with innovating and staying relevant. I think the partnership choice is ironic and telling.

Smug is a bad common English expression for this. He gave up on himself and looks for remuneration, not for money but for himself what he missed. And this is the whole product line he represents? He should resign. Hi-tech needs talents.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 20:15 UTC
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Great picture on how living beings can be.

Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 19:28 UTC as 1st comment
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phazelag: The more I think about these executive interviews, the more I realize how obvious these company cultures are. This Canon Exec seems smug. I guess you can be smug while your king, but things are changing and that won't last. They also partnered with microsoft who has struggled with innovating and staying relevant. I think the partnership choice is ironic and telling.

You are in error, Sir. Those kinds of Directors won’t pump out great products. They catch dividends of the past.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 18:37 UTC
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ThomasSwitzerland: This interview is a mixture of old school between ignorance and arrogance. Many downturns of once mighty conglomerates started that way. The innovative players like Fuji, Oly, Samsung; and to some respect Nikon develop quickly. To some extend they convert failures by bringing new initiatives to market. This is progress, not turning out another black brick with a self-satisfied face.

The pieces are in the absolute foreground with him having full control on the scene as the Director. To be in their boardroom with an innovative team might be a waste of time. That’s why their time to market got a problem.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 16:06 UTC
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ThomasSwitzerland: This interview is a mixture of old school between ignorance and arrogance. Many downturns of once mighty conglomerates started that way. The innovative players like Fuji, Oly, Samsung; and to some respect Nikon develop quickly. To some extend they convert failures by bringing new initiatives to market. This is progress, not turning out another black brick with a self-satisfied face.

Leaders represent the group behind because they were chosen by whatever procedure. If he were younger he would hold the same pieces of equipment. The contrasts then were even bigger – to the negative.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 15:57 UTC

This interview is a mixture of old school between ignorance and arrogance. Many downturns of once mighty conglomerates started that way. The innovative players like Fuji, Oly, Samsung; and to some respect Nikon develop quickly. To some extend they convert failures by bringing new initiatives to market. This is progress, not turning out another black brick with a self-satisfied face.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 15:30 UTC as 59th comment | 5 replies
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