visualbrother

visualbrother

Lives in Netherlands Netherlands
Works as a Turning ideas into stories
Has a website at www.maartentoner.net
Joined on Feb 20, 2006
About me:

Long career in short films

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Pooya Rastin: If it's working well, why change it?

Listening to cavewomen?

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2019 at 18:55 UTC
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Jonneymendoza2: Imagine if they release a Crop body version of teh A9!!!!

The A6400 isn't very reliable when it comes to focus tracking. As far as I can tell even the A7RIII is more consistent.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2019 at 21:27 UTC
On article Sony a6400 review (1234 comments in total)
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coody: How long can it continues shooting video without heat issue or the issue still exists.

Shot about 5 hours non-stop with it in 4K and it got a bit warm, no issues otherwise.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2019 at 17:12 UTC
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joger: After 1 ½ days of thinking about the new Mac PRO (having owned 3 predecessors including the water cooled G5) I have to say that I slowly understand the niche it suits in.

Massive computational power to get today's work done that no other computer can do at this point in time.

Looking 2..3 years down the road it is obvious that technological progress will enable completely different tools that are much more affordable and Apple will be one of the first to implement them.

I guess it is a save bet that we'll see a 8 k 32" iMac PRO at some point in time with similar computational power and the latest in GPU technology.

The "normal" high End user will be very happy with his current iMac PRO at a fraction of the cost and a bit more time for completing the computational intensive work.

I am still a bit disappointed by the lack of inspiring new design. When I first heard the idea of a new modular Mac PRO other form factors came to my mind.

Well - the 8 k iMac PRO will be nicer! ;-)

Looks like you need to see the design up close, I have seen some pictures that make it look like those holes are actually hollow spheres, not just some cheap mesh. And I als think this is an interesting look into the future.

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2019 at 16:53 UTC
On article Photokina 2018: First look at new Ricoh GR III (670 comments in total)
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CarpentersEye: The entire idea of this camera is flawed at the core. While it is good and right to love it, disagree and to have produced 28mm (eqiv) only cameras; hatefulness against other points of view and posters does not change the fact that this camera design can never take advantage of longer focal lengths; in any case. Add-ons not justifiably considered as this camera or without major cons. If you wish to pay more for less then that's fine. The choice though; not the less.

The tenor of some in these forums; when someones states a fact that may provoke feeling of disagreement is extremely childish. But how you know anything; is BS walks. Good is as good does. Bad is as bad does. And bad always pretends to be good. The problem starts with having no standard. If you believe everything is relative then you are the problem and it is evil.

Are these comments written by bots?!?

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2018 at 19:54 UTC
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visualbrother: E-mount compatible is all I want :) One single mirrorless lens system for all, let the best body and or lens win.

Oh, you and your logic :) Nobody said it had to be realistic, did they? haha.

Honestly, I was happy enough with the A7RIII to invest in a bunch of Sony G and GM lenses so I guess there isn't really a way back without burning more money. If the new Nikon has BISI: I kept all my nice Nikon manual ais lenses. But it will be hard to tempt me away from the A7RIII, it has everything I need and I'm very happy with the form factor.

I guess I want Nikon to make a beast and blow everybody away so they become a big healthy player in the market :)

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2018 at 10:21 UTC
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GreatOceanSoftware: You left out direct control dials as an option.

An aperture ring on the lens!

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2018 at 08:05 UTC
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Ruekon: To make me buy into mirrorless, I'd like to see features that are clear differentiators to DSLRs, like:
- simulation of fast lenses, exploiting depth map from dual pixel AF
- better face/eye detect AF
- HDR+

I like this idea: get hooks in the system for computational photography, maybe something for Capture One / LR to work with.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2018 at 08:04 UTC
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mekanik: High resolution sensor? Seriously? Clearly no one who picked that ever shot with D8** camera. I want smaller, lighter system that I can take everywhere. To make use of the 40+ mpix you need high quality (heavy) glass and instead of versatile, quick and easy camera you end up with a clunky thing that gets in the way because you need to watch every single aspect of your technique. There's hoping for leaving your tripod at home. Crossing fingers for D5 sensor.

That's what I was thinking, the A7RIII with the 55 F1.8 is a compact killer combo. My favourite walk around setup by far.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2018 at 08:01 UTC

E-mount compatible is all I want :) One single mirrorless lens system for all, let the best body and or lens win.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2018 at 07:56 UTC as 159th comment | 2 replies

Seems like the new Mac BBQ Pro version has arrived.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2018 at 08:03 UTC as 7th comment
On article Spoilt for choice: which Sony RX100 is right for you? (595 comments in total)
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AP Hovasse: I've had three of these, the first model twice because I wore them out. Last year I bought the seconde model (II) because I love the 100mm reach, a feature which goes away after that model (until the new one of course). Otherwise it's the same chip. I have it around my neck all the time.

Also had two of the first series because one stopped working after living in my pocket. Reluctant to upgrade to anything above II because of the zoom range. Right now I'll wait to see what the LX200 is going to bring.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2018 at 09:27 UTC

Have used and loved the original RX100 from week one, it replaced the LX3, and every time I try the newer and more expensive RX100 incarnations and think 'It's nice, but not worth the money' because the original RX100 is still good enough.

Even tried the RX10IV for a couple of months, amazing autofocus, super handy lens, but in the end, I prefer the original RX100, actually ended up buying the 100-400 with 1.4 converter.

$999 for a 1inch compact? I'm sure it feels orgasmic the first day you use it, but I also know it will just be another toy in a week and the chip noise on these cameras will frustrate in the long run. The same thing happened when using the RX10: I end up just grabbing the A7RIII with either the 55 or 85 F1.8 in my little manbag.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2018 at 09:46 UTC as 11th comment
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Lillefot: I was just about to buy a RX100 V when I read this. I realise it's just guessing at this point, but does anyone think the VA will be noticeable quicker for casual shooting? Or have any thoughts about real life differences in use? I tried googling, but didn't find any previews of the VA yet.

There is a cash back on the V at the moment, so the price difference is significant.

I'm still more than happy with the speed of the original RX100, like Phil said: the V is crazy fast.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2018 at 09:39 UTC
On article Nikon Coolpix P1000: what you need to know (602 comments in total)
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GuitarCamera Man: This would be a great camera for the Hulk to bring on vacation.

Hulk more a TG5 kinda guy.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2018 at 13:32 UTC
On article 500px shuts down its online photo marketplace (94 comments in total)

Put up a few pictures with my instagram and website in them and 500Px removed and blocked my account, thanks 500PX saved me a lot of work!

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2018 at 08:03 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX100 VI: What you need to know (445 comments in total)
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Boss of Sony: The original RX100 (mk1) is still a mind-blowing camera. Lens starting at 28mm 1.8, and going all the way to 100mm. Sharp as a tack. Amazing sensor. Solid metal body, feels extremely well made, and the smallest of the series. Heaps of built-in filters just by turning the lens ring. Add 4K to the Rx100 mk1, increase the price slightly, and I'd buy it in an instant. 200mm is not necessary in a pocketable camera. Telephoto focal lengths only start to get interesting at the 400mm or 600mm range in my opinion.

Still very happy with my original RX100, very useful focal length and great as a little pocket camera. I tried the RX10IV but at 600mm eguiv. it just got too noisy.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2018 at 22:08 UTC
On article Opinion: the Sony a7 III could be the new Nikon D750 (1233 comments in total)
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mdt1: Dan, you might be right. But.
I have about 12 sweet Nikon lenses sitting here.
A few older, older ai-s manual focus lenses.
A few older af-d lenses.
A few af-s lenses.
They aren’t the ‘best’ by a long shot, but I really like the images they help me produce.
So.
I’ll be waiting on the Fall, photokina. Until then wonder what Nikon might propose for us in a mirror (less) camera body.
What we might see in a d750 update, if there is one.
Right now, today, I have what I need for work so I can wait.

thanks for your thoughts…and those 12800 iso images are really good, amazing...and who knows, depending on what happens between now and next April, maybe a spankin' brand new D750 is in my future...

One of my favourite things about the Sony A7 system was using my old ai-s lenses, especially the 35 F1.4 and 55 F1.2: get perfect in focus eyes at wide open.
And having the Sony turn my old 180 F2.8 into a stabilised lens was also not a bad thing. But you can achieve the focus by using liveview anyway. Generally speaking I think visiting more interesting places wil get you more interesting pictures, not a new camera body.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2018 at 00:11 UTC
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