papillon_65

papillon_65

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Prognathous: I just bought a Note 4 Edge to replace my Note 2 and I love it. I decided to skip the Note 5 and 7 because they lack a replaceable battery, which is a must for me when traveling. On foot navigation is a challenging use case for typical phone batteries. I can get to 100% battery capacity in 10 seconds, without having power packs dangling from my phone or similarly-awkward power case monstrosities. Replacing the battery when it ages (instead of sending the phone in for service) is another nice benefit.

I don't see a single feature in the newer models that's more appealing than a replaceable battery, maybe because I use a proper camera and don't get excited by any "camera" with a 1/2.5" sensor.

At least the Note 7 brings back microSD support. This was a huge disadvantage of the Note 5 compared to previous models.

@Tonkotsu - some of us do not wish to continually upgrade on a regular basis, for several reasons, the existing phone meets our needs, the ability to change batteries is important for the longevity of the handset, it is more environmentally friendly, it is far cheaper. If you want to stay on the conveyor belt of endless upgrades, and the expense that entails then be my guest, phone companies love people like you.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 19:39 UTC
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Prognathous: I just bought a Note 4 Edge to replace my Note 2 and I love it. I decided to skip the Note 5 and 7 because they lack a replaceable battery, which is a must for me when traveling. On foot navigation is a challenging use case for typical phone batteries. I can get to 100% battery capacity in 10 seconds, without having power packs dangling from my phone or similarly-awkward power case monstrosities. Replacing the battery when it ages (instead of sending the phone in for service) is another nice benefit.

I don't see a single feature in the newer models that's more appealing than a replaceable battery, maybe because I use a proper camera and don't get excited by any "camera" with a 1/2.5" sensor.

At least the Note 7 brings back microSD support. This was a huge disadvantage of the Note 5 compared to previous models.

Totally agree, a replaceable battery is a must for me too and I'm still using the Note 3, by far the best phone I've ever had.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 08:22 UTC
On article Sony SLT-A77 II Review (543 comments in total)
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papillon_65: The quasimodo of cameras, it makes the Pentax K-01 look like a thing of beauty.

Thanks Esmeralda....

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2016 at 13:52 UTC
On article Sony SLT-A77 II Review (543 comments in total)

The quasimodo of cameras, it makes the Pentax K-01 look like a thing of beauty.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 22:54 UTC as 16th comment | 4 replies
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (466 comments in total)
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NYCman530: I checked out the studio comparison under smaller prints to compare the RX10 lll with my Panasonic FX1000 for daylight shooting at 100 ISO and 200 ISO since I enjoy shooting wildlife at the zoo. There is surprisingly more than a slight difference between the two in sharpness and detail in favor of the Sony despite the sensors being the same size. So it's all about the lens. I'm now tempted to upgrade, but I still think the Sony should have been priced around $1,000 or $1,100 at the most.

Maybe MIke FL could have a word with George Soros, he seems to be his biggest fan and he can afford it.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2016 at 20:16 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (466 comments in total)
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NYCman530: I checked out the studio comparison under smaller prints to compare the RX10 lll with my Panasonic FX1000 for daylight shooting at 100 ISO and 200 ISO since I enjoy shooting wildlife at the zoo. There is surprisingly more than a slight difference between the two in sharpness and detail in favor of the Sony despite the sensors being the same size. So it's all about the lens. I'm now tempted to upgrade, but I still think the Sony should have been priced around $1,000 or $1,100 at the most.

You seem to be his biggest fan, you must like sociopathic, Frankfurt school types. The London School of Economics is riddled with the far left so not really a glowing recommendation to be honest. But like I said, worry about your own mess, it's certainly big enough.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2016 at 19:32 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (466 comments in total)
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NYCman530: I checked out the studio comparison under smaller prints to compare the RX10 lll with my Panasonic FX1000 for daylight shooting at 100 ISO and 200 ISO since I enjoy shooting wildlife at the zoo. There is surprisingly more than a slight difference between the two in sharpness and detail in favor of the Sony despite the sensors being the same size. So it's all about the lens. I'm now tempted to upgrade, but I still think the Sony should have been priced around $1,000 or $1,100 at the most.

George Soros is irrelevant to us, worry about your own country not ours, clearly you're out of your depth when it comes to British politics.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 12:11 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (466 comments in total)
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NYCman530: I checked out the studio comparison under smaller prints to compare the RX10 lll with my Panasonic FX1000 for daylight shooting at 100 ISO and 200 ISO since I enjoy shooting wildlife at the zoo. There is surprisingly more than a slight difference between the two in sharpness and detail in favor of the Sony despite the sensors being the same size. So it's all about the lens. I'm now tempted to upgrade, but I still think the Sony should have been priced around $1,000 or $1,100 at the most.

@Florida PL, What it doesn't need is people who don't live here talking nonsense about our country, especially when there own is in such a mess.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 11:50 UTC
On article All about that lens: Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III review (466 comments in total)
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NYCman530: I checked out the studio comparison under smaller prints to compare the RX10 lll with my Panasonic FX1000 for daylight shooting at 100 ISO and 200 ISO since I enjoy shooting wildlife at the zoo. There is surprisingly more than a slight difference between the two in sharpness and detail in favor of the Sony despite the sensors being the same size. So it's all about the lens. I'm now tempted to upgrade, but I still think the Sony should have been priced around $1,000 or $1,100 at the most.

I don't think there's a career waiting for you as an economist.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2016 at 08:56 UTC

Also included in the lens case is a flashing neon sign to attach to your camera emblazoned with the words "please steal me", no extra charge.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 11:01 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply
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JonB1975: $649 in the USA - £599 in the UK - wow - the pound is getting weak....

Even at UK prices this camera is still an absolute bargain compared to it's direct competitors, it offers so much more for the money.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2016 at 14:30 UTC
On article Miggo wants to 'DSLR your iPhone' with the Pictar grip (131 comments in total)

I have a few devices which have the lens and controls completely integrated, I call them "cameras".

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 15:33 UTC as 56th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm X70 Review (372 comments in total)

Fuji should have stuck with the bayer sensor in the original X100, I still have that camera and love it, not a lot needed to bring it up to date and I'm not interested in X trans, a 28mm version with a 16mp sensor would be ideal.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 12:34 UTC as 39th comment | 3 replies
On article Swirly bokeh: Lensbaby announces Twist 60 lens (122 comments in total)
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papillon_65: Damn, another creative choice that I don't have to buy, I think I'll criticise it endlessly for a while....

I'm sure they'd be interested in your business plan in which the company thrives by selling stuff for nothing, I'm certain many people would be, count me in.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 18:39 UTC
On article Swirly bokeh: Lensbaby announces Twist 60 lens (122 comments in total)

Damn, another creative choice that I don't have to buy, I think I'll criticise it endlessly for a while....

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2016 at 14:38 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies
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papillon_65: It might be nicely made but it isn't very robust, my took a short fall in a bag, that I've done many times with plenty of lenses and it didn't come out too well. It still worked but became stiff and squeaked, I got rid of it in the end.

Well I suspect the metal barrel got damaged, though I couldn't visibly see where. All the lenses I had dropped previously had been polycarbonate, which doesn't dent. You can blame me if you like but forewarned is forearmed, they don't do well in a drop test ;-)

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 19:50 UTC
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papillon_65: It might be nicely made but it isn't very robust, my took a short fall in a bag, that I've done many times with plenty of lenses and it didn't come out too well. It still worked but became stiff and squeaked, I got rid of it in the end.

Sure, but my experience tells me it's unusual for a lens to malfunction in this kind of fall, I guess my luck ran out. I suspect the type of construction had something to do with it.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 19:38 UTC
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papillon_65: It might be nicely made but it isn't very robust, my took a short fall in a bag, that I've done many times with plenty of lenses and it didn't come out too well. It still worked but became stiff and squeaked, I got rid of it in the end.

It wasn't extended, it was closed, I've done it many times, this was the first lens that suffered this kind of issue.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 19:10 UTC

It might be nicely made but it isn't very robust, my took a short fall in a bag, that I've done many times with plenty of lenses and it didn't come out too well. It still worked but became stiff and squeaked, I got rid of it in the end.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2016 at 18:15 UTC as 27th comment | 9 replies
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Panasonic lenses and ZS100 (99 comments in total)
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Jefftan: 210 gram is too heavy for a MFT slow lens
$500 is too expensive, fair price is at most $300

@digifan I was referring to some general comments, the MTF charts look pretty good to me, I think some people may be in for a surprise.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 13:32 UTC
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