Tariag

Tariag

Lives in France France
Joined on Jun 2, 2008

Comments

Total: 41, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous123Next ›Last »
In reply to:

garyknrd: I have the Mi 5. Extremely cheap, and very good phone IMO. I would not hesitate to buy another one.

Same here. Love my Mi5 more than S7, for half the price. Only waterproofing is missing...
I have no LTE frequency issues (I live in France and use Orange).
I may buy one of those Mi5s for my wife.
Sony compact versions are nice but overpriced indeed, if Xiaomi would offer a 4,5" or 4,7" version with same specs (only smaller battery of course) I would love it even more.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2016 at 12:09 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (432 comments in total)
In reply to:

JakeB: Can Sony NOT make an ugly camera?

Yeah, it's a tool, got it.

Will no doubt appeal to those with the souls of plumbers.

A99 was the most beautiful DSLR or SLT camera ever made!
Followed by D500...

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 20:15 UTC
On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Sony a99 II (432 comments in total)

I thought that the A mount was dead...
Nice to see it's not, I really didn't see that A99 II coming.
I used to shoot with Sony SLTs for years, now I switched to another brand because those bulky cameras and lenses don't fit my needs anymore but it was a really good system with lots of nice features - and excellent IQ. I like SLTs far more than Sony's mirrorless systems.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 20:13 UTC as 42nd comment
In reply to:

RolliPoli: ".....Nikon-style integrated shutter button and on/off switch."
...Rather, like the Pentax istD from 2003 There's nothing
uniquely Nikon about that feature.

Well Nikon was the first to introduce that in the '90s (with the F5 if I remember well)...
Very nice feature actually, despite what Ken Rockwell might say...

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 20:08 UTC
In reply to:

K1000usr: Is there a camera which sync's at 1/8000 shutter speed? Thanks.

Fuji X100s syncs at 1/4000...

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2016 at 01:20 UTC
On article Lenovo Yoga Book features unique 'on-demand' keyboard (93 comments in total)

"the typing experience is comparable with that of a physical keyboard."

I can't see how they dare writing that when there is no physical feedback...

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 19:17 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

Nicholas Johnson: As an owner of a Z5 compact, the model this one is replacing, I would be very skeptical of any of Sony's claims at this point. But then I look at the specs and this is the true specs of their last model at a $150 price increase. The Z5c had a broken 4k video mode, failed weather sealing, and a battery that didn't make it past lunch. The device would slow down after a few minutes of use due to no thought for cooling the 800 series snapdragon. It seems they gave up on those features are are releasing a "budget phone" but still charging a premium price. The still camera is great though but slower than my 1998 digital point and shoot.

Had a Z5c for a long time. Great size, but couldn't find anything interesting under 5" to replace it so now I switched to a Xiaomi Mi5 which is a little larger but better in every way.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 14:49 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: when studio lenses retire (203 comments in total)

I had one of these on my F80, then I replaced it with the AF-S version when I got D2Hs.

I kept it to try the "reverse 50mm" macro setup but couldn't get anything good so I ended up selling it...

I liked the IQ but AF was so slow and noisy!

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2016 at 18:13 UTC as 55th comment

Hum there was already an article about this camera last year... Throwbacks are cool but changing the topic is even better ;)
When I was in college, in 1997, a teacher had one of the first floppy Mavicas. FD5 I think. That looked amazing, it was the first time I saw a digital camera. I wanted to buy one for years, especially that FD91, but they were soooo expensive!!!

A funny thing that marks me, is that those still cameras used mostly parts coming from the video cameras (sensor, lense). Yet, at that time, video cameras were pretty advanced, while still cameras were so primitive (compare the IQ of a Mavica to any SLR you could buy back then for the same price !!).
The jump to digital, also at the end of the 90's has been a lot smoother in video as well.
Both evolved since then, but still cameras evolved a lot faster than video cameras.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 01:29 UTC as 40th comment

She didn't have much damage... Reputation? Hard to value...
Those who have had damage, are those who paid the licence to use pictures that should have been free.
Getty should refund them. Period.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2016 at 15:26 UTC as 25th comment | 6 replies

I had a E500, it was my back up camera.
I paid it almost nothing (like $100 which at that time was great bargain for a digital camera) and was happy with it. According to those days' standards, it was compact, responsive, had a decent lens and gave good pics when there was enough light.
The following year, it was stolen during a vacation...

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 17:54 UTC as 46th comment
In reply to:

tkbslc: If you like gear swaps, buy used gear. Use it as long as you want and then resell it used. The depreciation and costs for doing this are usually very low. Used gear is still just used after you are done with it so the biggest depreciation hit has already occurred.

As an example, I wasn't sure if I wanted a macro lens. I could have rented one for only a week for about $75 total. A new one was $499. I bought a open box one for $399. I used it all summer and got bored of it and sold it for $360. That means I had a 4 month "rental" for $39.

@jesus_freak It just happened to me last year, with a quite expensive Zeiss lens. A "bad" sample, still within its specifications but clearly below my expectations...

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 20:36 UTC
In reply to:

tkbslc: If you like gear swaps, buy used gear. Use it as long as you want and then resell it used. The depreciation and costs for doing this are usually very low. Used gear is still just used after you are done with it so the biggest depreciation hit has already occurred.

As an example, I wasn't sure if I wanted a macro lens. I could have rented one for only a week for about $75 total. A new one was $499. I bought a open box one for $399. I used it all summer and got bored of it and sold it for $360. That means I had a 4 month "rental" for $39.

For a $500 lens it's fine - I do it as well.
But you can't do that with a $10000 Blad...

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 18:58 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1298 comments in total)
In reply to:

Ayoh: How do they justify a $600 price premium over a Sony a6300 when they essentially have the same specs?

It not measurable. Choosing a camera by measurable criteria only is always a bad idea.
If you want to understand what I mean, just take an a6300 and a X-T1 in hands and you will see...

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 08:07 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1298 comments in total)
In reply to:

Ayoh: How do they justify a $600 price premium over a Sony a6300 when they essentially have the same specs?

Build quality.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 07:57 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1298 comments in total)

Wow this X-T2 looks really exciting!

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 07:56 UTC as 191st comment
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1196 comments in total)
In reply to:

left eye: I'm surprised no one has commented on the small front and rear lens elements of the featured 45mm lens.

Does that mean light emerging from the back of the lens will be hitting the edges of the sensor at an oblique rather than perpendicular angle? - which isn't great in terms of light passing straight though a bayer filter matrix and straight down the 'tube' of a photo-cell. Hence lenses 'designed for digital'.

The rear element just seems so small in relation to the so large sensor. I would think designing the rear element to be a similar size to the sensor enables the possibility for light to enter the sensor much more directly/perpendicular.

I'm not such a big specialist, but from what I've understood, since a couple of years sensors aren't much affected by the angle of the light. Microlenses and design improvements. Add some software processing (yes even on raw files...) and you get results similar to what you had before with perpendicular light.

Beside that, I agree that those small aperture, small elements lenses look ridiculous (especially when they are sold above $2k)...

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2016 at 17:05 UTC
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (816 comments in total)

Body specs look great, but... the lenses? What's that ridiculous aperture??

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 17:03 UTC as 64th comment | 3 replies
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (711 comments in total)

I'm not a canonian, but I expected gold honestly.
Especially since the 70D got it...
Yet I think it's one of the best APS-C DSLR today, alongside Sony's A77II.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 20:12 UTC as 163rd comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

Tariag: 15 stops.
THIS is the important part of the news.
Impressive.

I missed that Phase One announcement. My bad, sorry.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 14:53 UTC
Total: 41, showing: 1 – 20
« First‹ Previous123Next ›Last »