arhmatic

Lives in California
Works as a Architect
Joined on Mar 7, 2010

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Hard to understand how and why Amazon and other retailers feature cameras with such irrelevant headlines.

Example
"Pentax 645Z 51MP SLR Camera with 3-Inch LCD- Body (Black)"

So it's got 51mp and it's a SRL. Amazing! But 3-inch and black? is this worthy of a headline? I mean, I am in the market for a $6000 camera and you try to get my attention with the size of the LCD - which is really standard everywhere.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2015 at 21:15 UTC as 104th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)
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arhmatic: In unrelated "news" - I predict that we will eventually get the D6 in the coming years...

The D6 will be even faster, better, sharper, etc than the D5. Take my word for it.

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 19:07 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)

In unrelated "news" - I predict that we will eventually get the D6 in the coming years...

Link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 19:05 UTC as 66th comment | 1 reply

...and hopefully, with larger batteries. hope to also see the race for slim devices dead. Apple, please...

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 19:14 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply

The entire idea of "camera bags" is dead to me. this is really a thief magnet and nothing else. Just get any bag you want ant fit it with padding per your needs.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2015 at 23:52 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

All these viewers need an 1:1 button.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2015 at 20:40 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies
On article Erez Marom: On the importance of naming images (109 comments in total)

I disagree. You are undemining the impact of the photo with some random titles.

"Arc de Triomph"? WHY? You are in Greenland, stay in Greenland. If you like Paris that much, go there. I see no point in having eyes on Greenland, while my mind is set to Paris.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2015 at 20:34 UTC as 23rd comment
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arhmatic: I expect a lens at least as great as the older 35mm 1.4 which I own.
But I need to say - odd design. Is there a reason for this lens to use 43mm thread, as opposed to 52, like the old one? OVF view is not a strong enough reason, with EVF so prevalent.

Long conversation here, but just to state my preferences - even if the optical design only requires 43mm, I would have put a 52mm... just for the sake of consistency and easiness...

Much appreciated, Fujifilm!

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 18:01 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1513 comments in total)

Oh, the little details like the built in GPS... this should be mandatory, everywhere.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 06:30 UTC as 276th comment

I expect a lens at least as great as the older 35mm 1.4 which I own.
But I need to say - odd design. Is there a reason for this lens to use 43mm thread, as opposed to 52, like the old one? OVF view is not a strong enough reason, with EVF so prevalent.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 06:27 UTC as 56th comment | 8 replies
On article Manfrotto launches Pixi Evo mini tripods for DSLRs (34 comments in total)
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arhmatic: DSLR? I am a little skeptical.

I happen to have the previous model from Manfrotto, and I can tell it's not strong enough to hold my mirrorless... THe legs are fine, but the ballhead just can't keep balance with a little heavier lens. What this might need is a tension screw, so you can tighten this under heavier lenses. Again, all I have is Fujifilm Mirrorless. DSLR is even heavier.

@Eelco The video looks compelling. The 7D is also larger, so it balances out the weight of the lens better. Mirroless cameras are smaller and lenses (slightly) smaller, so not as well balanced. This could be the reason...

My Pixi is not broken and saw very little use. It's well made and almost impossible to break. But the ballhead could definitely use a tension screw.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 19:35 UTC
On article Manfrotto launches Pixi Evo mini tripods for DSLRs (34 comments in total)
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arhmatic: DSLR? I am a little skeptical.

I happen to have the previous model from Manfrotto, and I can tell it's not strong enough to hold my mirrorless... THe legs are fine, but the ballhead just can't keep balance with a little heavier lens. What this might need is a tension screw, so you can tighten this under heavier lenses. Again, all I have is Fujifilm Mirrorless. DSLR is even heavier.

@ Eelco - I do place one leg in front of the lens, and it's not holding it... This is Fujiflm with 10-24mm. If I happen to use the 55-200 - not a chance.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2015 at 00:00 UTC

Bring them to Fujifilm!

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2015 at 20:32 UTC as 60th comment | 4 replies
On article Manfrotto launches Pixi Evo mini tripods for DSLRs (34 comments in total)

DSLR? I am a little skeptical.

I happen to have the previous model from Manfrotto, and I can tell it's not strong enough to hold my mirrorless... THe legs are fine, but the ballhead just can't keep balance with a little heavier lens. What this might need is a tension screw, so you can tighten this under heavier lenses. Again, all I have is Fujifilm Mirrorless. DSLR is even heavier.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2015 at 06:00 UTC as 13th comment | 5 replies
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arhmatic: "The best camera is the one in your pocket"
This is the reason #1 camera sales are declining - IMO

Reason #2 (at least in my opinion) --- terrible design - look at a soulless, bubbly Nikon SLR vs a well designed Fujifilm. I can't hold one... sorry Nikon.

BigShooter, got your point.

Cameras are fashion to some. Wearing a Leica, (and why not, a Fujifilm) is classy. Wearing a Nikon makes me look like a cheap paparazzi. And I know, pros are not interested in looks, but many are... and well over 90% of us are not pros.

My point is - image quality is essential - good design sells.
I will be shot down in no time, my statement remains.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 16:57 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T10 Review (514 comments in total)
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arhmatic: I need to repeat, video quality is disappointing. Why repeat? I keep hearing the same "if you want good video quality, buy I video camera" - getting a second camera is not the answer.

The reasonable thing to do is for Fuji to get the video quality at the comparable level with everything else on the market. Not exceed, like the still image quality, just match the other offerings. Whatever the technical limitation with sensor and such, well, most simple users don't get and don't care, they simply want something comparable. Cheers!

Thanks all for the replies. Same old, predictable, my answer to all -

- "fujifilm sales are doing great" - I know, thanks to photo, not video quality.
- "just get a dedicated camera" - Can't carry 2 cameras.
- "who needs 4k" - just asking for good 720p. thanks...

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 16:32 UTC
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(unknown member): The issue is that most people have no interest in photography as a hobby. All they want are memories and the smartphone fulfills that admirably. You could offer them the easiest and most fun to use camera product and they still wouldn't buy it because they already have a perfectly adequate camera in their phone.

@topstuff is also correct in the points he makes below. Added to which the negative image of the nerdy, middle aged photographer as exemplified on sites like this is so far from most younger users' idea of desirable that we also have to ask ourselves where the next crop of enthusiasts are going to come from to keep the camera companies in business?

Photography as a hobby? - can't even mention it, everyone is doing it these days, it's totally diluted.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 16:28 UTC
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Old Cameras: If camera sales are lagging it's because we are inundated with images 24/7. Yes, people use their smart phones and the pics are good enough, especially for family and friends. And it's always in your pocket. My Nikon F manual is 36 pages. Nikon D7100 manual: 384 pages. Also, the live view display on the back of ALL cameras sucks compared to the average smartphone. The touch sensitivity, responsiveness and brightness of an iPhone is 10x better than the crap on the back of the best camera. People don't buy cameras because they don't need them, and because they already have one in their phone, and it's manual is 0 pages long.

Nikon is getting bubblier by the day --- both the pages in the manual and the physical bulk of the camera...

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 16:27 UTC

"The best camera is the one in your pocket"
This is the reason #1 camera sales are declining - IMO

Reason #2 (at least in my opinion) --- terrible design - look at a soulless, bubbly Nikon SLR vs a well designed Fujifilm. I can't hold one... sorry Nikon.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 16:25 UTC as 190th comment | 4 replies
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