Gionni Dorelli

Lives in Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis
Joined on Dec 24, 2009

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On article First shots from new Nikon 28mm F1.4E ED (223 comments in total)

DPR... finally a camera on the hands of a proper photographer! :)

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2017 at 10:40 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)

Let's make it clear that Nikon and Canon are not going to die because of Sony's new cameras, so you will always be able to buy them.
Then the most important thing of all: I really hope they are not going to die because I do not want all of you to have the same cameras I have.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 08:02 UTC as 95th comment
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)
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beavertown: In two years' time or so, when Sigma announce a new lens... it will be first available for Canon and Sony mounts, then Nikon and Fuji.

"Tbh I doubt this camera will sell as well as the A7rII. It's more of a technological show-off that will trickle down to the mass market cameras."

A bit like the canon 1dx or the Nikon D5 something....

.... and then again somebody can just shows what they have.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 07:54 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)
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Triplet Perar: This is a video camera. RED could have done the same, and give us a 75 fps 'photography camera' in 8K. Sony have installed the mechanical shutter in A9 only to pretend this fully equipped video device, which needs no mechanical shutter to operate, built for video and the video enthusiasts ... is also a 'photography tool'. I mean, Sony even admitted this several years ago, that they wish to kill photography and substitute it with hi-res video.

Triplet... tell us what you are smoking because I'd like to avoid it.
This A9 is plenty of still camera and just its ergonomic and form factor should tell you so. You can just grab it on your hands and start taking still photos without any restriction, actually it give you a lot of features to improve the stills taking that most still cameras do not have.
On the other hand, if you like to use it for motion picture properly, you got add quite some stuff.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 07:46 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)
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Triplet Perar: This is a video camera. RED could have done the same, and give us a 75 fps 'photography camera' in 8K. Sony have installed the mechanical shutter in A9 only to pretend this fully equipped video device, which needs no mechanical shutter to operate, built for video and the video enthusiasts ... is also a 'photography tool'. I mean, Sony even admitted this several years ago, that they wish to kill photography and substitute it with hi-res video.

I think also Sony met the Russian before the launch of their cameras.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 03:28 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)
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Triplet Perar: This is a video camera. RED could have done the same, and give us a 75 fps 'photography camera' in 8K. Sony have installed the mechanical shutter in A9 only to pretend this fully equipped video device, which needs no mechanical shutter to operate, built for video and the video enthusiasts ... is also a 'photography tool'. I mean, Sony even admitted this several years ago, that they wish to kill photography and substitute it with hi-res video.

This is an action photography camera first.
Video is a second thought.
Nothing wrong with that. Especially because is a quite capable video camera as well.
You guys want a proper camera for video? Just rent a Sony cinema camera, a Red or Alexa. You will be all set.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 01:55 UTC
On article The Sony a9 is a 24MP sports-shooting powerhouse (1905 comments in total)

Oh My God!
How am i going to shoot anything with this thing...
I shoot birds, you know....?
You know what I mean? Birds.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2017 at 01:52 UTC as 121st comment
On article Nikon D7500: What you need to know (540 comments in total)

The Ultimate.
Door stop.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 17:05 UTC as 59th comment | 3 replies
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JakeB: I don't understand -- how can the failing New York Times afford to double photographers' pay?

Guess they must need extra-talented Photoshoppers to help fake all those stories?

Well not only Trump supporters think that a lot of news are.... let's say tampered with.
Or do you believe to all the fairy tales?

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 12:47 UTC
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digitallollygag: The DPR headline image would seem to imply that iPhones are acceptable cameras to the NYT?

Why not?

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 12:43 UTC
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Boss of Sony: $200 a day pay is way too low for a job like this. It's barely above the minimum wage in Australia. How on earth are people supposed to accumulate wealth in the US? Do you all just accept that wealth is limited to the top 2% or top 5%?

Wages in the US are not so competitive anymore.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 12:42 UTC
On article Western Digital launches its first portable SSD (143 comments in total)
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RadGuy: Why someone would want to spend $400 on a 1TB BACKUP drive is beyond me, when you can purchase a 4TB drive with USB 3.0 for $100. I totally support SSD for your main drive on your laptop/desktop, but for a backup drive, it doesn't make sense at these capacities. So you save an extra 2-4 minutes during backup. Big deal. It's a backup drive and can work independently from your main computer. Can someone tell me what I'm missing?

Some of you guys has missed that these things are portable, which means pocket-able. Or you can carry them in you laptop bag or camera bag.
I also have 2 of 4tb HDD in a raid set up, but the whole thing has almost the size of a shoe box and you cannot drop it...

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2017 at 12:35 UTC
On article Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review (316 comments in total)
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Gionni Dorelli: Hasselblad is a small company. Cannot compete with Sony, Canon and Panasonic.
It was ok before the 90ies when cameras were a box with film and a lens.
What they are trying to do and are struggling to, is to retain the status of luxury item, but they do not have the heritage, the means of brands like Rolex, Luis Vuitton or Aston Martin. Leica is doing a much better work at it.
When Louis Vuitton or Rolex produce a 10k item, they sell several tenths of thousands instead of just a few hundreds maybe 1000, although their marketing overhead is much higher than Hasselblad, yet there they have lot more margin and wealth to work with.

Zilver, I am sorry I misread your post above about the 30k unit pre order which was for the global market instead of UK only.
take care!

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 07:31 UTC
On article Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review (316 comments in total)
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Gionni Dorelli: Hasselblad is a small company. Cannot compete with Sony, Canon and Panasonic.
It was ok before the 90ies when cameras were a box with film and a lens.
What they are trying to do and are struggling to, is to retain the status of luxury item, but they do not have the heritage, the means of brands like Rolex, Luis Vuitton or Aston Martin. Leica is doing a much better work at it.
When Louis Vuitton or Rolex produce a 10k item, they sell several tenths of thousands instead of just a few hundreds maybe 1000, although their marketing overhead is much higher than Hasselblad, yet there they have lot more margin and wealth to work with.

Zilver, you may be right and I may be well wrong. I was still thinking when the MF digital market few years ago was about few thousands units per year across all brands. So I may be well wrong.
Yet to believe what a UK dealer brags about pre order i would look at it with a big grain of salt. 30K units for UK only is a huge number, it would be huge even world wide.
Economy has improved a lot the last few years, and a lot of Leica stores are blooming around the world. They are in good locations, pay good looking sales people wearing expensive suites like in a Tag or Rolex store, that means there are buyers for these expensive cameras for sure.
Yet 30k pre order in just one country which normally carries higher price tags for cameras, I want to see it first.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 07:02 UTC
On article Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review (316 comments in total)
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Gionni Dorelli: I hate to sound cheap but these new "medium" format cameras at above 10k are not worth any of my cash.
I used to own Phase digital backs when they were between 30 to 40mpx and the dslr were 12 to 24mpx, at that time you could see some tangible difference in image quality, although it all depended on the circumstances of shooting.

With the introduction of 36mps sensors and now the Sony's at 42mpx, it is not the case anymore. First the difference in IQ between these "medium" format at 50mpx and the Sony's is less than negligible and sometime it swing in to the Sony's favor,
then let's mention AF speed and accuracy and resposivness of operation (especially in the case of the A99 II) and what a difference it makes when you are shooting people.
Bottom line, if i was retired or a professional on another field, maybe i would buy one to take it to the holidays. after all is still a fraction of the cost of the clothing many wives can fit on their suitcases.

Stephan BG a lot of money is a relative concept and then I do not see the stupidity on owning and using professionally in advertising photography MF equipment 10 years ago. That was the best you could have at that time and all well paid by my clients. i did not waste any of my pennies.
that is hardly any stupid.

Yet you are jumping on conclusion to hastily and giving judgement on someone you do not even know.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 06:52 UTC
On article Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review (316 comments in total)
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Gionni Dorelli: I hate to sound cheap but these new "medium" format cameras at above 10k are not worth any of my cash.
I used to own Phase digital backs when they were between 30 to 40mpx and the dslr were 12 to 24mpx, at that time you could see some tangible difference in image quality, although it all depended on the circumstances of shooting.

With the introduction of 36mps sensors and now the Sony's at 42mpx, it is not the case anymore. First the difference in IQ between these "medium" format at 50mpx and the Sony's is less than negligible and sometime it swing in to the Sony's favor,
then let's mention AF speed and accuracy and resposivness of operation (especially in the case of the A99 II) and what a difference it makes when you are shooting people.
Bottom line, if i was retired or a professional on another field, maybe i would buy one to take it to the holidays. after all is still a fraction of the cost of the clothing many wives can fit on their suitcases.

I understand your politically correctness... and you could be kind of right: many men carry 20/30 K of clothing on their suitcases, so that was a bit careless of me to imply that mostly wives do so.
Yet stereotypes are not born out of someone fantasy, they develop through time because of what quite often happens in life.
Fact is: in a "well off" couple, the woman is more likely to carry the highest value in fashion items, which does not mean that the man was paying for it.
If someone can afford a 10k designer coat, fine.
Many woman these days earn well beyond the 6 figures (my wife does) and with the disposable income, quite often they buy a lot of fashion items.
There are more men then women who watch sports and there are more women than men who like and buy fashion. There are numbers you can look up and find the answer you do not have and will make my comment quite less sexist than you believe.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 06:43 UTC
On article Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review (316 comments in total)

Hasselblad is a small company. Cannot compete with Sony, Canon and Panasonic.
It was ok before the 90ies when cameras were a box with film and a lens.
What they are trying to do and are struggling to, is to retain the status of luxury item, but they do not have the heritage, the means of brands like Rolex, Luis Vuitton or Aston Martin. Leica is doing a much better work at it.
When Louis Vuitton or Rolex produce a 10k item, they sell several tenths of thousands instead of just a few hundreds maybe 1000, although their marketing overhead is much higher than Hasselblad, yet there they have lot more margin and wealth to work with.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 05:37 UTC as 41st comment | 4 replies
On article Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review (316 comments in total)
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Kaso: What I see is a sensor in a box. There is nothing wrong with prototypes, but it takes much more to release a production-quality camera that is ergonomically refined and a joy to use.

Well... as for the V-series being one of the perfect cameras ever built there are a lot of caveats.
I had a couple of those CM and V bodies, which were serviced a lot more often than the plastic Mamiyas and the Nikon I also had.
They felt sturdy, but they were not as reliable as they looked.
With the CM you better carried a long screwdriver on the bag, to unlock the mirror and reload the shutter if it they got jammed.
As for easiness of operation they were a bit cranky.
They were great image takers because they had a good bright prism viewfinder and great Zeiss lenses (which were not made by Hasseblad btw...)

Most of their perceived greatness was due to the Zeiss lenses they were carrying.
Once they switched to Fujinon re branded lenses, all the sharpness was retained, but most of beauty was gone.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 05:25 UTC
On article Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review (316 comments in total)

I hate to sound cheap but these new "medium" format cameras at above 10k are not worth any of my cash.
I used to own Phase digital backs when they were between 30 to 40mpx and the dslr were 12 to 24mpx, at that time you could see some tangible difference in image quality, although it all depended on the circumstances of shooting.

With the introduction of 36mps sensors and now the Sony's at 42mpx, it is not the case anymore. First the difference in IQ between these "medium" format at 50mpx and the Sony's is less than negligible and sometime it swing in to the Sony's favor,
then let's mention AF speed and accuracy and resposivness of operation (especially in the case of the A99 II) and what a difference it makes when you are shooting people.
Bottom line, if i was retired or a professional on another field, maybe i would buy one to take it to the holidays. after all is still a fraction of the cost of the clothing many wives can fit on their suitcases.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 05:06 UTC as 42nd comment | 5 replies

Load of bug fixes... there are a large load bugs indeed.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2017 at 08:29 UTC as 6th comment
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