Sakura Sakura

Joined on Jun 15, 2012

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On article Nikon D3500 sample gallery (258 comments in total)
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lacikuss: At this price point and considering this as an entry level camera I'd recommend buying the EOS M50 or the A6000.

I've had so many quality control issues with Nikon bodies and lenses that I no I'll longer trust this brand. Starting with the D600 salt and pepper fiasco, broken internal spring on a 35mm f/1.8...

Oskar P. the Sony kit lens I had on the A5100 was the worst lens I've ever had in terms of edge sharpness, So mushy

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2018 at 10:38 UTC
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Sakura Sakura: Regret buying the Q-P without the Red Dot?
Missing the bragging rights over your poorer friends unable to afford a Leica?
Have no fear I can supply a stick on Red Dot for only $999.99 P&P extra !

In truth the red dot is so shoddily made I expect it to fall off within days, consequently a glue patch is available to remedy this at a very reasonable $99.99 + P&P

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2018 at 12:04 UTC

Regret buying the Q-P without the Red Dot?
Missing the bragging rights over your poorer friends unable to afford a Leica?
Have no fear I can supply a stick on Red Dot for only $999.99 P&P extra !

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2018 at 17:40 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies
On article Photokina 2018: Zenit and Leica collaborate on new 'M' (486 comments in total)

those crazy Russians, building a camera without a wind on lever!

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2018 at 12:55 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with the new Leica M10-P (514 comments in total)

what the... No red dot! isn't that why some folks buy them? :-)

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 14:06 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply

Is that so they can fit a 2nd card slot?

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2018 at 10:23 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon Z7 sample gallery updated from New York and Japan (382 comments in total)

to be fair to Barney the lighting arrangement at the Nikon event was just awful. Nikon seriously slipped up there, you would think Nikon would put a bit more effort into the launch of a major new camera series.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2018 at 15:25 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies
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Arastoo Vaziri: The Olympus E-P1 was the reason I turned my back on digital photography and bought an used OM-2n. I'm more comfortable with film's weaknesses than with the point-and-shoot-like clipped highlights, the noise levels even at 100 ISO and the hunting autofocus. And the software-corrected native lenses had poor sharpness and were horrid in all other areas.
So no - I don't have fond memories of my micro 4/3 experience. I understand the new Sony sensors are much better, and Olympus made substantial progresses with their lenses, but I'm having too much fun shooting with a real camera. Mirrorless cameras are just toys burdened with OTT technology which fail to disguise their shortcomings.

It was fun while it lasted!

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2018 at 09:00 UTC
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Arastoo Vaziri: The Olympus E-P1 was the reason I turned my back on digital photography and bought an used OM-2n. I'm more comfortable with film's weaknesses than with the point-and-shoot-like clipped highlights, the noise levels even at 100 ISO and the hunting autofocus. And the software-corrected native lenses had poor sharpness and were horrid in all other areas.
So no - I don't have fond memories of my micro 4/3 experience. I understand the new Sony sensors are much better, and Olympus made substantial progresses with their lenses, but I'm having too much fun shooting with a real camera. Mirrorless cameras are just toys burdened with OTT technology which fail to disguise their shortcomings.

Don't feed the Trolls! When they lose the argument or actually have no argument at all they resort to personal abuse.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2018 at 13:07 UTC
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Arastoo Vaziri: The Olympus E-P1 was the reason I turned my back on digital photography and bought an used OM-2n. I'm more comfortable with film's weaknesses than with the point-and-shoot-like clipped highlights, the noise levels even at 100 ISO and the hunting autofocus. And the software-corrected native lenses had poor sharpness and were horrid in all other areas.
So no - I don't have fond memories of my micro 4/3 experience. I understand the new Sony sensors are much better, and Olympus made substantial progresses with their lenses, but I'm having too much fun shooting with a real camera. Mirrorless cameras are just toys burdened with OTT technology which fail to disguise their shortcomings.

Troll

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2018 at 11:14 UTC
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Arastoo Vaziri: The Olympus E-P1 was the reason I turned my back on digital photography and bought an used OM-2n. I'm more comfortable with film's weaknesses than with the point-and-shoot-like clipped highlights, the noise levels even at 100 ISO and the hunting autofocus. And the software-corrected native lenses had poor sharpness and were horrid in all other areas.
So no - I don't have fond memories of my micro 4/3 experience. I understand the new Sony sensors are much better, and Olympus made substantial progresses with their lenses, but I'm having too much fun shooting with a real camera. Mirrorless cameras are just toys burdened with OTT technology which fail to disguise their shortcomings.

in the ridiculous game of Top Trumps my 8×10 Svedovsky field camera is a 'real' camera as opposed to your 'toy' OM-2n.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2018 at 10:42 UTC

excellent work Erez, you did a great job capturing the conditions as you found them & worked them well into your images. i would ignore the negative comments, there's an element of sour grapes there

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2018 at 09:47 UTC as 15th comment
On article Nikon counts down to new mirrorless (1017 comments in total)
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Charlie Jin: From what Nikon had done with their 1" sensor mirrorless, I don't think that they can do better than Sony. I expect that the new one will be bigger, slower, and more expensive than the current Sony's A7 III's line-ups. Even worse, by the time Nikon comes up with their new mirrorless, Sony will probably come up with the better IV's which Nikon really cannot compete using only the camera body.

But fortunately for Nikon (and Canon), Sony's lenses are more expensive and lesser quality, and less diverse than Nikon's or Canon's - many people I know who switched to Sony are still using (or buying) Canon 24-70mm or 24-105, (and etc) with MC-11 adaptor (or Metabone).

So, I think that Nikon and Canon still have the chance until Sony gets to the point where - "Now, we have so many users, and we can sell our lens cheaper and develop more lenses". But once Sony can sell their high quality lenses cheaper than Nikon or Canon, there's no chance. Better need to hurry.

zxaar StevieF the Nikon 1 was indeed a decent system hampered by Nikon stupidity, having said that idiosyncrasies aside I still use & enjoy using the V1 & it gives me great pictures

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2018 at 08:23 UTC
On article Nikon counts down to new mirrorless (1017 comments in total)
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Charlie Jin: From what Nikon had done with their 1" sensor mirrorless, I don't think that they can do better than Sony. I expect that the new one will be bigger, slower, and more expensive than the current Sony's A7 III's line-ups. Even worse, by the time Nikon comes up with their new mirrorless, Sony will probably come up with the better IV's which Nikon really cannot compete using only the camera body.

But fortunately for Nikon (and Canon), Sony's lenses are more expensive and lesser quality, and less diverse than Nikon's or Canon's - many people I know who switched to Sony are still using (or buying) Canon 24-70mm or 24-105, (and etc) with MC-11 adaptor (or Metabone).

So, I think that Nikon and Canon still have the chance until Sony gets to the point where - "Now, we have so many users, and we can sell our lens cheaper and develop more lenses". But once Sony can sell their high quality lenses cheaper than Nikon or Canon, there's no chance. Better need to hurry.

Nikon really blew it with the Series 1. Ridiculously over priced products with an idiosyncratic V1 camera at launch. surely they have learned their lesson...or have they? the new camera has to be at least as good as the Sony A7iii with Fuji XT ergonomics. Nikon need to get this right. they don't have the resources to carry a dud.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2018 at 15:07 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T100 review (351 comments in total)
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Sakura Sakura: look at the b/w sketch of the family mid left, look closer at the lighter area behind the lamp. Worms! By comparison the XT20 doesn't have any. what is going on? I thought the worm issue was connected to the X-Trans sensor!

go to the studio scene on 5 image quality section, drag the view box onto the b/w sketch of the family left of the centre, find the lamp behind the people & look at the comparison scene with the 4 different cameras, you can select the xt20 here for comparison. the X100 has worms in the bright section of the wall next to the lamp

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2018 at 16:20 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T100 review (351 comments in total)

look at the b/w sketch of the family mid left, look closer at the lighter area behind the lamp. Worms! By comparison the XT20 doesn't have any. what is going on? I thought the worm issue was connected to the X-Trans sensor!

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2018 at 12:51 UTC as 60th comment | 4 replies

Crikey! Sony really does have a problem with overheating issues :-)

Link | Posted on May 30, 2018 at 11:29 UTC as 44th comment
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Sakura Sakura: Nikon got their fingers burned with reactionary criticism of their Nikon 1. They are in for a spanking from some quarters if they go with a new mount or stick with the F mount. No doubt Canon will be in the same boat, though I'm not sure how their M series will fare if/when they go full frame mirrorless.

Clearly the world wasn't ready for 1" sensor back then, like many I read the criticism & moved on. Recently looking for a small compact camera, I took a gamble & bought a V1 for peanuts. having reviewed the images I was pleasantly surprised how good they are, I'm now a regular & satisfied user of the Nikon 1 system

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 15:46 UTC

Nikon got their fingers burned with reactionary criticism of their Nikon 1. They are in for a spanking from some quarters if they go with a new mount or stick with the F mount. No doubt Canon will be in the same boat, though I'm not sure how their M series will fare if/when they go full frame mirrorless.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 13:47 UTC as 395th comment | 2 replies

I bought Olympus OM 28, 50 & 135mm for my Sony A7 for less than the cost of this Meike lens!

Link | Posted on May 14, 2018 at 10:16 UTC as 3rd comment
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