Chris_2017

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Interesting but a little redundant considering these two phones are not competing with each other, and Pixel 4 is coming soon, no? Also the Pixel has a whole bunch of other interesting photo features that the new iPhones are lacking. I'm not excited by Apple's offerings at all anymore. Tried a newer MacBook Pro keyboard today and it was bloody awful. They're really making so many odd design choices.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2019 at 22:30 UTC as 50th comment

They're already a "thing of the past". Just ask my iPhone SE.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2019 at 22:23 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply

Refreshing to see companies pushing things forwards while Apple stagnates. I was considering an iPhone XR, but using a phone (without an ugly notch...) for taking photos of the night sky would be lovely. The "night shot" photos look better than any iPhone 11 samples I've seen, too.

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2019 at 20:41 UTC as 28th comment
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Chris_2017: 1. Wow that is ugly.

2. Did no one tell RED that Tangerine was shot on iPhone 5? I could easily use my three year old iPhone SE to shoot a film which would be "cinema grade".

This is just an expensive toy for wealthy wannabes. Either get a normal movie camera or use any decent smartphone. That's the whole point of having a phone, it's an all-in-one, not something that has to be modified or specialise in one area. The quality of new iPhone video now can be used for any sort of filmmaking. No need to go on a cycling trip with a trailer of gas and a BBQ when all you need is a banana in your jersey pocket...

Cool cool guys, I'll let you get back to your Marvel films. You clearly know nothing about cinema.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2019 at 09:08 UTC

So they're giving up completely on the 1.8 lens then? Yeah like others have said I way prefer the specs of the VA. 90fps is just a headline and useful for practically nothing.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2019 at 05:29 UTC as 17th comment
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Chris_2017: $3500. Seems a bit stingy with 1.44 mil dot LCD, no?

I mean, for me the whole point of this sort of thing is it's a compact video camera as well as a very good stills camera. I'd prefer not to have to stick lots of attachments on, except for an external mic. For $3500 they should give you a high quality LCD as other brands do at the same or lower prices. There's no excuse really. Just cutting corners.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2019 at 05:25 UTC

1. Wow that is ugly.

2. Did no one tell RED that Tangerine was shot on iPhone 5? I could easily use my three year old iPhone SE to shoot a film which would be "cinema grade".

This is just an expensive toy for wealthy wannabes. Either get a normal movie camera or use any decent smartphone. That's the whole point of having a phone, it's an all-in-one, not something that has to be modified or specialise in one area. The quality of new iPhone video now can be used for any sort of filmmaking. No need to go on a cycling trip with a trailer of gas and a BBQ when all you need is a banana in your jersey pocket...

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2019 at 05:19 UTC as 47th comment | 5 replies

$3500. Seems a bit stingy with 1.44 mil dot LCD, no?

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2019 at 18:46 UTC as 198th comment | 2 replies
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm GFX 100 review (132 comments in total)

I mean. Is it worth 4 or 5 x what you can get a D850 for new, and the Nikon has a much better selection of lenses too? That's just one example. I like the design and features, just not sure it's worth the extra £7,500-8000 which could be spent on lenses and accessories.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2019 at 20:15 UTC as 32nd comment | 18 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 review (2028 comments in total)
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Chris_2017: Finally. Had almost given up hope. Please prioritise these important product reviews over little lenses and waterproof cameras etc.

Doesn't matter if you want to buy it or not, it's a major product release and should be reviewed in a timely manner so people can make informed decisions on whether to purchase or not.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2019 at 00:34 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 review (2028 comments in total)
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Chris_2017: Finally. Had almost given up hope. Please prioritise these important product reviews over little lenses and waterproof cameras etc.

Sure. But most people would prioritise this review. It's a major new product after all. The camera has been out for months now.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2019 at 16:24 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 review (2028 comments in total)

Finally. Had almost given up hope. Please prioritise these important product reviews over little lenses and waterproof cameras etc.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2019 at 13:50 UTC as 124th comment | 4 replies

New Mac Pro is supremely ugly. Looks like a design student's first try with 3D software. My old PowerMac G4 was far more attractive. And did I read that right, that the 3.5mm headphone adaptor will be optional? And only 6 USB ports??? A joke really. Look at any behind the scenes videos of serious creative companies, and none of them will be using machines like this. There was a time when they were, but not now.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2019 at 09:30 UTC as 117th comment | 2 replies

Reviews already, plsssssss.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2019 at 08:22 UTC as 50th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 review (2028 comments in total)
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TinyTempo: So, I was able to get my hands on a S1 yesterday.

I recently sold my Sony A7 equipment so I am looking for a new system for on location / studio work (models & some still life). Went to a local store and was pleasantly surprised that the S1 was on display and available to handle, along with the three launch lenses. Let me tell you, it's like a brick, definitely not comparable to the Sony in terms of size and weight. But, every button, every dial is right where I want it to be, it's awesome. Build quality is amazing as well. Same for the lenses, but that 50mm 1.4 is a beast, extremely big and heavy. The viewfinder is the best I have ever seen, and autofocus was very snappy (only tested non-moving subjects, don't care for video either). Face & eye-detection worked as well as on the A7III as far as I can recall, quick and reliable. Firmware was still version 0.7.

Long story short, I was blown away and pre-ordered the S1 + 24-105mm kit, plus that beast of a 50mm. Can't wait!

That's useful to hear from someone who has owned both, thank you.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2019 at 18:12 UTC

Why would anyone choose one of these over something like the Pelican 1510 Studio Case? Better protection for expensive kit, real waterproofing, still has a laptop slot if you want it, and all these bags will go over the weight limit for plane carry on when full anyway. Also the Peli is cheaper.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2019 at 23:10 UTC as 5th comment | 4 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 review (2028 comments in total)

Looking forward to seeing some of the new Sigma lenses with these bodies.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2019 at 11:45 UTC as 427th comment

Quite excited about this and the new Sigma Foveon (both can share the same lenses), and Ricoh GR III. I much prefer this Panasonic design to the new Nikons or Canons.

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2019 at 09:41 UTC as 46th comment

Meh. Nokia / The Matrix "Sentinel Edition" with 20 glowing red camera eyes or I'm out.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2019 at 15:49 UTC as 48th comment
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alexnapierholland: People urinate and crap on airplane toilet floors then walk through the plane. No bag I ever own will 'go under the seat in front of me'.

Ah, the cookie-cutter SE Asian vest bro. Yeah, I wouldn't want to travel on those planes. And you must spend a lot of time being a hygiene nut living in those countries.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2019 at 07:15 UTC
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