d3xmeister

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On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (558 comments in total)
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FodgeandDurn: In a way this camera sums up all that is wrong with the industry in 2016. The specs are lovely, but they don't seem to have thought about the user/ownership experience at all. All around us tech is striving to blend into our lives seamlessly, and here we have another dull ergonomically flawed device with the same old complex work-flows.

When a camera finally arrives where I can shoot in RAW, immediately edit that shot on a high-resolution screen (either on the camera or immediately available on another device a la SnapBridge), and then share to anyone and everyone I want on all the hundreds of platforms we have available to us, then I will be impressed. The most exciting young photographers of today are on Instagram, and why on earth not?

I remember Steve Jobs explaining that the iPod was software. The iPod was great software first, hardware second, although Apple managed to inspire consumers on both levels. The next frontier of digital imaging should be revolutionising UX, not FPS.

Good point. To be honest, as amazing as they are in what they do, all these suck when it comes to use experience. Cameras and phones.

I would love to go shoot photos, and then when I pick up my phone, the raw file is there, with the embedded jpeg so I can quickly share, be able to do basic selectinon (delete, keep, mark favorites) and edit. Then when I arrive on my computer or tablet, the files are already there with all the changes so I can just pick up from where I left. And it should not matter that I use Olympus, Sony, Samsung, Apple.

But I don't see this happen anytime soon. All these companies push proprietary technologies (Apple) or rules (Google) and patents (all of them) its either dance to their song or not at all.

I do realise that's not easy to achieve with security issues, limited battery technology, board of directors pushing year by year to make more money, patent wars and many other, but wouldn't that be great ?

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 20:12 UTC
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (558 comments in total)

I know I'll be trashed for this, but for me this must be the poorest system ergonomy wise. Touch screen finally but poorly implemented, lack of direct control, and look at that 24mm f1.8 prime lens, it's bigger than my 14-140mm ultrazoom. Yes Sony has a 1 stop better sensor than m4/3 but there are many sacrifices for that.

That said, I love what Sony is doing in the past years. It's pushing the whole industry and we all are going to benefit from it.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 17:09 UTC as 39th comment | 5 replies
On article Teardown reveals Sony image sensors in iPhone 7 (201 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: not honest ..it hides the true sensor size, by mentioning pointless die dimensions instead .. the smallest of any premium phone...sony sensors are well made ,but the issues of iq and iso and dynamic range remain due to apples choice of sensors about 1\2 the size of the poorest p&s....

back when point and shoots existed

Yeah, cause cameras make the photos, not the photographer

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2016 at 12:38 UTC
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d3xmeister: It's been a few years already since we keep seeing reviews and praises for newer and newer cameras, and not even one great photo that couldn't have been taken with much older or/and lesser cameras, like a D90 for example. Yes we are gearheads, most of us, I owned so many cameras in the past 10 years, from m4/3 to Nikon full frame and many in between, and I'll be damn if I can tell which ones of my photos are taken with which camera. I can see a big progress I made in observing great things to photograph over the years, but besides that all my photos are the same and could have been taken with any modern ILC camera given the right technique, lens and light (quality not quantity).

Thank you for your kind words.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2015 at 14:43 UTC
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d3xmeister: It's been a few years already since we keep seeing reviews and praises for newer and newer cameras, and not even one great photo that couldn't have been taken with much older or/and lesser cameras, like a D90 for example. Yes we are gearheads, most of us, I owned so many cameras in the past 10 years, from m4/3 to Nikon full frame and many in between, and I'll be damn if I can tell which ones of my photos are taken with which camera. I can see a big progress I made in observing great things to photograph over the years, but besides that all my photos are the same and could have been taken with any modern ILC camera given the right technique, lens and light (quality not quantity).

I'll agree when the first person who sees my family photos can tell if or when I upgraded my cameras. So far, not one, not even close.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2015 at 22:33 UTC
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d3xmeister: It's been a few years already since we keep seeing reviews and praises for newer and newer cameras, and not even one great photo that couldn't have been taken with much older or/and lesser cameras, like a D90 for example. Yes we are gearheads, most of us, I owned so many cameras in the past 10 years, from m4/3 to Nikon full frame and many in between, and I'll be damn if I can tell which ones of my photos are taken with which camera. I can see a big progress I made in observing great things to photograph over the years, but besides that all my photos are the same and could have been taken with any modern ILC camera given the right technique, lens and light (quality not quantity).

Good points, everybody. Yes, making it easier to get good photos and also more enjoyable is something most newer cameras and lenses do. But there is also a side story to this: there's a danger of getting lazy and although most people deny this, I experienced it on me and also saw it in many of my fellows photographers. Right technique, lens and light will alwas make a better photo no matter if you shoot with an iphone or a D4s.

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2015 at 20:24 UTC

It's been a few years already since we keep seeing reviews and praises for newer and newer cameras, and not even one great photo that couldn't have been taken with much older or/and lesser cameras, like a D90 for example. Yes we are gearheads, most of us, I owned so many cameras in the past 10 years, from m4/3 to Nikon full frame and many in between, and I'll be damn if I can tell which ones of my photos are taken with which camera. I can see a big progress I made in observing great things to photograph over the years, but besides that all my photos are the same and could have been taken with any modern ILC camera given the right technique, lens and light (quality not quantity).

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 15:44 UTC as 98th comment | 10 replies
On article Recipe for 6S: iPhone 6S Real-world Sample Gallery (122 comments in total)
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d3xmeister: It seems rather idotic for your gallery to work so poorly or not at all on iOS. You might hate apple and thats fine, but that's disprespect towards your users.

Barney, this has been the case for years. First it was flash and it wouldn't work on anything other than android users who knew how to reverse engineer flash into their OS. Then after dirching flash it worked but the viewing was clearly desktop oriented and the experience poor. Was fine overall at least we can see the potos. Now it's something that really can't be described. Ask any of your colleagues to open the gallery on an ipad. Would have taken a screenshot but don't know where to send it

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2015 at 00:42 UTC
On article Recipe for 6S: iPhone 6S Real-world Sample Gallery (122 comments in total)

It seems rather idotic for your gallery to work so poorly or not at all on iOS. You might hate apple and thats fine, but that's disprespect towards your users.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2015 at 23:06 UTC as 49th comment | 11 replies
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G7 (485 comments in total)
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Boss of Sony: I hope this has better build quality than the FZ1000, because when I tried the FZ1000 in the shop, it felt like it was going to fall apart in my hands. $1000 doesn't seem to buy very good build quality nowadays.

That has been the case many times with Panasonics. Very cheap feeling on some cameras, but in reality they are pretty solid built

Link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 04:51 UTC
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Charlie Jin: flikr is not a world-wide service. In many countries over the world, for example, in S. Korea, you cannot even register. Nor can you download the flikr app from the app store. In that sense Flikr is mostly for US-based, Apple-friendly local service. It is quite unfair to use the statistics of the local service in order to show that it is a world-wide phenomena.

Sorry Papi61 that you can't afford any Apple product. But acting like that is just childish and stupid. I use PC's and Android by the way. I don't care about Apple. But you obviously do. A LOT.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 03:34 UTC

Another great video, good work !

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2014 at 12:05 UTC as 68th comment
On article Have your say: Best Lens of 2014 (117 comments in total)
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QuarryCat: Best Tele-Lens 2014 isn't listed:

TAMRON 5-6.3/150-600 mm VC

I had Canon 4.0/200-400 mm x1.4x L IS - don't need it anymore, it isn't better at 560 mm and f:5.6

I have tested Sigma 150-600 mm ART - it is to heavy to handheld.
I am not a Tamron fan.

Yes, I was looking for it to vote it as number 1, although I do not use DSLRs anymore, it is amazing what they have achieved in price/weight/size/quality ratio.

Link | Posted on Dec 16, 2014 at 16:16 UTC
On article Medium well done: Two takes on the Pentax 645Z (250 comments in total)
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iAPX: I've read many comments, and disagree with most, saying that it's just for print.

Last week I bought a retina iMac with it's incredible 5120x2880 physical resolution, planning 3 weeks of photo sorting, editing, tagging during the hollidays. I could say that many (if not all) of my APS-C D70/K10D/D2/D300-era pictures are not worth keeping to be displayed on it. Tablets are on the QHD era now, computers will be giving higher resolutions in the following years.

More than 24MP is a loss on a Full-Frame, due to the resolution of the optics themselves, and it shows. You could be fooled by the noise (it's an interesting fact), but if you would to construct your portfolio for the years ahead, you must bethinking about really high resolution, and this gear is perfect for that: landscape, architecture, and naturally studio shoot.

As I am throwing away most if not all of my photos from the last decades, I wonder if I should think forward and go medium-format instead Full-Frame?!?

What you say makes no sense. Aren't they the same pictures ? How can they get worse ?

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 03:58 UTC
On article Enthusiast mirrorless camera roundup (2014) (316 comments in total)
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ttran88: Sorry but I have to say Sony A6000 is the best mirrorless camera for both midrange and enthusiast .

I like Sony. I like the A6000. I do own other Sony cameras, but not NEX. You can defend it all you want, it lacks too many serious lenses that I need. Adapted lenses are not a solution for me, turning a nimble wonder into a sluggish unbalanced nightmare.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 18:19 UTC
On article Enthusiast mirrorless camera roundup (2014) (316 comments in total)
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ttran88: Sorry but I have to say Sony A6000 is the best mirrorless camera for both midrange and enthusiast .

I did have it for a few weeks. The A6000 is a great camera. But too many lenses are missing. And FF lenses are huge and completely unbalanced, not to mentioned the lack of APSC specific focal length.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 09:43 UTC
On article Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 (370 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Did the GH4 survive the water? It is supposed to be weather proof with the 12-35 and 35-100m F2.8 lenses. Did it have either of those lenses on it when it took the bath?

So the GH4 didn't survived ? What lens was on it ?

By the way really nice vide, keep up the good work, thank you.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 06:09 UTC
On article Enthusiast mirrorless camera roundup (2014) (316 comments in total)
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ttran88: Sorry but I have to say Sony A6000 is the best mirrorless camera for both midrange and enthusiast .

Paired with what ? I like the A6000 but the sistem is seriously lacking any ,,enthusiast,, lenses. And the camera have no balance with larger lenses anyway.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2014 at 05:41 UTC
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Mike FL: I like this set of the "real-world samples" because it is kind of showing the ISO limitation.

I am not upset, I just don't get the point of your comment. ISO limitation is something every camera has, for some applications. For some, even the compact cameras are not limited in any way, and for some nothing less than a Sony A7s would do. And I would think if you know what you need you would not waste time in m43 discussions, you'd be outnere shooting a system that is not so limited for you.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 04:04 UTC
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Mike FL: I like this set of the "real-world samples" because it is kind of showing the ISO limitation.

What did you expected ! Pentax 645Z performance ?

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2014 at 03:28 UTC
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