plastique2

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On article Photokina 2016: Hands-on with Olympus OM-D E-M1 II (637 comments in total)

Of course, everybody has a different or their own personal opinion. So do I. The 4/3 system is great for those who want it and understand it. I think I do understand it and I like it. I like all the exciting stuff about this new camera. Why not, of course. And so here is what I do not like (which is taking over many camera models): the swivel monitor :( ... It is only good for video shooting on a tripod. And for selfies, haha. For all other work you have to make one or two more moves with your hands to get the monitor in position, and it is more vulnerable. But hey, some other opinion obviously weighs more and so the made it this way.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 23:20 UTC as 48th comment | 4 replies
On article Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod hands-on preview (151 comments in total)
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Dazzer8888: Surely it'd make more sense to just buy a $299/€299 compact camera and take that with you?!

So the point of the "connected camera" device is to have a camera which isn't a camera until you connect it to a mobile phone so it can make photos of the same quality as the phone without the connected camera or as a compact camera without the phone and without the connected camera? Have I got the point? Please say yes! Oh, but the connected camera has to have a connectible phone that has been made just for that purpose, right? If that is not a fine example of IRREDUCIBLE COMPLEXITY! Now I'm actually starting to like this whole concept - if nothing else it is very educational.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2016 at 19:26 UTC
On article Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod hands-on preview (151 comments in total)

Not sure what this thing would be good for. If it would make good photos, then I could think of it as a camera, well sort of. But with this image quality ... as a key pendant it is decidedly too big ...

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2016 at 20:57 UTC as 14th comment
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plastique2: I guess I'm not a satisfied everyone. In my opinion and in what my eyes can see in photos of all Fuji cameras so far: the lower the ISO sensitivity the worse the image quality (when compared to other cameras) - which seems to be unique - all other brands of cameras have it the other way - the lower the ISO the better the image quality. A smaller FourThirds sensor produces much more crisp detail at ISO 200 than Fuji's cameras with an APSC sized sensor. Why is that? Does anyone else share this view?

Just compare sample photos of the Olympus PEN-F and Fuji X-Pro2 made at base ISO here on dpreview.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 22:49 UTC

I guess I'm not a satisfied everyone. In my opinion and in what my eyes can see in photos of all Fuji cameras so far: the lower the ISO sensitivity the worse the image quality (when compared to other cameras) - which seems to be unique - all other brands of cameras have it the other way - the lower the ISO the better the image quality. A smaller FourThirds sensor produces much more crisp detail at ISO 200 than Fuji's cameras with an APSC sized sensor. Why is that? Does anyone else share this view?

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 21:50 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1140 comments in total)
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plastique2: Camera no grip
Propeller no ship
A season to skip

By the way, this was supposed to be a haiku. When I saw the camera I got "inspired" right away. Yet as a Westerner or European (as opposed to a Japanese) I had to add some rhime into the "poem", couldn't resist it, especially when there is no grip, so the camera can slip in the middle of a trip ...

But seriously, who would want to have a grip without a camera?

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2016 at 22:39 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1140 comments in total)
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plastique2: Camera no grip
Propeller no ship
A season to skip

Reply to Greynerd:
"unsuitable for ownership of the brand" - I understand that. But I don't understand this: "There must be someone on the staff good at this sort of thing".
So tell us: for which brand are you suitable for as an owner? And are there any brands you are unsuitable for?

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2016 at 22:32 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1140 comments in total)

Camera no grip
Propeller no ship
A season to skip

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 21:04 UTC as 81st comment | 6 replies
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (397 comments in total)
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Greynerd: I wonder how many people who complain about the appearance of this camera go out and buy a really unfashionable car design. Looks sell just about everything.
Looks are very much a thing of the moment and retro is in at present.
I am sure you will find posts by many of the people, whilst criticising the trendy camera's looks, boasting about the flashy noisy sports car they cruise around in.
I suppose for some with cameras now it is fashionable to just be unfashionable and utilitarian. It will not last of course.

Buying cars just for their looks is known to me. It is an expensive and odd hobby, oops, sorry, not hobby, but a way of life. This logic is definitely entering, well, no, has definitely already entered the world of photographic cameras too. And the image quality on dpreview of photos which are depicting photographic products has dropped below the level of "even" photo microsites. So again, this whole industry is not necessarily going towards a better image quality but towards a better photographic experience. Have I passed the test with the last part of the last sentence? Better photographic experience?!?! Crampy hands?! Retro this and retro that!
I wonder what a retro hammer would look like? Or a fashionable retro chainsaw?

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 16:12 UTC
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (397 comments in total)
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plastique2: A camera without a hand grip is like the proverbial american paper bag without a carrying handle: it's supposed to look cool - until it drops down or you get cramps in your arms (or hand(s)).
A camera with a swivel monitor is as practical as a door knob compared to a door handle - especially when you have to open the door while carrying handleless paper bags hugging them with your arms.
But it looks cool! Man, does it look cool!
The cameras keep getting prettier. The pixel count keeps outrunning the actual image quality.

And about dropping the camera: I don't have to drop a camera because it doesn't have a grip - but because it is a camera, an expensive and delicate tool which I don't want to destroy but which I want to use with as much ease as is possible through the application of human ingenuity and not to look at it with idolatrous awe and being prepared to convince myself that it has to be that way when it doesn't have to be that way.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 15:56 UTC
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (397 comments in total)
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plastique2: A camera without a hand grip is like the proverbial american paper bag without a carrying handle: it's supposed to look cool - until it drops down or you get cramps in your arms (or hand(s)).
A camera with a swivel monitor is as practical as a door knob compared to a door handle - especially when you have to open the door while carrying handleless paper bags hugging them with your arms.
But it looks cool! Man, does it look cool!
The cameras keep getting prettier. The pixel count keeps outrunning the actual image quality.

Why then do some cameras have a grip at all? According to that logic a grip has no function and no grip does have a function: to look cool! I should say c'mon!
About the swiwel monitor - I obviously was not entirely clear: I very much do like to have a monitor I can look at from an angle - but there is no real advantage in a swiwel monitor for a camera that is a photo camera in the first place and not a video camera. Unless you enjoy watching yourself while doinmg selfies and unless you enjoy doing unnecessary extra moves with the monitor and thus also enhancing the risk of damaging it, not to speak that the tilted swiweled (or whatever it is called in English) monitor at the side of my hand is not practical as straight below the EVF and out of the way of my hand(s).
But I really thought I'm gonna get some replies about the paper bags and the door knobs - would be fun to see whether this comparison did strike a chord.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 15:50 UTC
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (397 comments in total)

A camera without a hand grip is like the proverbial american paper bag without a carrying handle: it's supposed to look cool - until it drops down or you get cramps in your arms (or hand(s)).
A camera with a swivel monitor is as practical as a door knob compared to a door handle - especially when you have to open the door while carrying handleless paper bags hugging them with your arms.
But it looks cool! Man, does it look cool!
The cameras keep getting prettier. The pixel count keeps outrunning the actual image quality.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 12:30 UTC as 24th comment | 5 replies

Tears come into my eyes reading about this marvelous device for I have no use for it since I have abandoned all my apple hardware (well, except my imac which i'm using with windows installed).

For the apple protectors: whatever you say in response to so called apple bashing like "this can be done on apple devices too" - well, yes, but on non-apple devices it can be done with much less hassle and without workarounds. Example: i plug in my android phone to my pc, i open in any file manager of my liking the phone's drive letter OR device name (both is available) and start copying and whatever else is needed. Please notice: the mentioned steps are THE ONLY necessary steps. No WinSongs or iTunes or any other jumbomumbo-no-other-can-do-it-miracle-software-or-super-duper-in-between-device is necessary. That's what the apple protectors always forget to mention.

When hacked, apple stuff is quite cool. So what the heck, let's hack it ;)

He Leute, lasst euch nicht verappeln ;)

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2014 at 11:55 UTC as 13th comment
On article Sony A3000 First Impressions Review (622 comments in total)

I own now an A3000 for some ten days. I am very satisfied with the image quality and with the shape of the camera and the ergonomics. I really don't understand the previous post by Neodp. I don't share his/her experience. And yet there is a thing that keeps nagging and annoying me more and more. This here is now intended for the engineers from SONY to read, maybe to respond, and just, just maybe to do something. I'll put it in a sarcastic form:
What is the benefit of shooting in RAW + JPEG without having the option to shoot just in RAW ? I would like to know it so I can enjoy fully the benefits of this most likely very wisely implemented restriction in the A3000 too! Please tell us! OR FIX IT!
For years now I am shooting only in RAW with all my cameras. I don't need the in-camera jpegs. Does that make me a bad person, dear SONY?!

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2013 at 17:20 UTC as 30th comment | 2 replies
On article Adobe hack affects 38 million users, not 2.9 million (156 comments in total)
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Michel J: @ plastique2

The whole 38 millions accounts was hacked by the N$A through Adobe itself?

I don't understand, thanks to explain to me. ;-)

Did I say or write "The whole 38 millions accounts was hacked by the N$A through Adobe itself?" No, I didn't. So what exactly do you not understand?

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2013 at 13:09 UTC
On article Adobe hack affects 38 million users, not 2.9 million (156 comments in total)

No need to panic. All this was hacked by NSA and CIA and who not else a long time before. So they maybe know who hacked Adobe now ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2013 at 23:58 UTC as 48th comment
On article Niki Feijen's haunting images of abandoned houses (218 comments in total)

Excellent work! This gets very close to how I see scenes like these with my eyes. I would love to see these images in a higher resolution so that I can "delve" into all these details.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2013 at 20:58 UTC as 62nd comment
On article Olympus PEN E-P5 Review (500 comments in total)
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Jogger: i really dont understand all the pandering over the retro design.. who cares what it looks like as long as its not offensive.

oh boy, of course i care how it looks like if it looks like as it looks like just to look like as it looks like and therefore has no grip and i get cramps from holding it even after a short time - so what does that that look like? soon we'll have cameras without a shutter button - but you'll have to lick the touch screen to release the shutter, sorry, not the touch screen but the lick screen, that would be fancieee

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 18:58 UTC
On article Olympus PEN E-P5 Review (500 comments in total)
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Jogger: i really dont understand all the pandering over the retro design.. who cares what it looks like as long as its not offensive.

Could you please list me some cameras looking like a fisher price toy? (although i have no clue what a fisher priced toy is in the first place)

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 18:53 UTC
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