Antonio Rojilla

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People here talk as if Nikon couldn't release a serious mirrorless system in the near future, which is what FX or DX will turn sooner or later. If you don't like this system, and I don't, well, it is obviously not for you, but please get over it: you are part of a minority this system is not targeted to.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2011 at 06:19 UTC as 390th comment

Does this guy pay DPReview to post about his products? I mean, there hundreds of camera accessory announced on a daily basis, from grips to cases to straps to, well, whatever. Why do these grips deserve so much attention?

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2011 at 07:42 UTC as 17th comment
On article Nikon shares rise as Nikkei suggests mirrorless launch (114 comments in total)

Today: "Nikon shares rise as Nikkei suggests mirrorless launch"

A few days later: "Nikon shares plummet after mirrorless launched"

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2011 at 11:02 UTC as 23rd comment
On article Samsung MV800 hands-on first look (17 comments in total)
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Phil Loughran: Innovative eh?....Did someone forget about the Olympus IR500? The LCD rotated 360 degrees and covered the lens with a robust screen....How short memories are...

Everyone forgot about the Olympus IR500.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2011 at 19:40 UTC
On article Just Posted: Samsung NX200 hands-on preview (130 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: 1st post? :-) Dandy lil' cam!

Congratulations for bringing to DPReview the moronic 'first comment' race...

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2011 at 11:34 UTC
On article Samsung MV800 hands-on first look (17 comments in total)

This is way better than having an smaller second LCD in the front of the camera, as some Samsung models have. Simpler, cheaper and... as useful? :) Nice idea anyway. Now, they can just take away the LCD and paste the camera part into an Android smartphone! :P

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2011 at 11:32 UTC as 9th comment
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amscmu: power zoom and power focus are crap esp power focus.

They cannot match with the precision from mechanical focus.

powerzoom is another story, if you don't mind with precision, PZ is ok. However, PF is unacceptable.

Long ago when I first bought my first AF SLR, the minolta 3xi was on my top list. however, when I tried power focus. I just put it down. Unacceptable.

However, if you mean to use AF all the time, i think this lens is great (for its size).

Then don't buy this lens. Why should every camera or lens, or every product for that matter, suit your own specific needs??? There must be options, options make life better. Pass on this, plenty of lenses with manual controls to suit you already. This lens just makes M43 a better system.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2011 at 12:05 UTC
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Peiasdf: This lens + G3 = E-P3 killer

This lens + GF2* = RIP LX5

* Yes, the GF3 is even smaller but it lacks a rear command dial, a hot-shoe and an EVF port, things the LX5 has, so I think is the better match. And size wise they are very similar. See here:

http://www.photographyblog.com/news/panasonic_lumix_dmc-gf2_comparison

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2011 at 17:30 UTC
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Antonio Rojilla: Amazing news. And I think this is good news, because I feared Hoya would just shut down Pentax at some point like Kyocera did with Contax. But Ricoh doesn't seem afraid of being a niche player with a tiny share and if anything this Pentax acquisition will make them grow. They are also a very photographer-centric company with unique and brave approaches. I wish them the best.

Now even at the The Luminious Lanscape have the same opinion:

"Ricoh makes a very interesting new partner because it has a long history in the camera business, and though its current offerings are limited they are very innovative and photographer oriented."

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2011 at 01:24 UTC
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Antonio Rojilla: Amazing news. And I think this is good news, because I feared Hoya would just shut down Pentax at some point like Kyocera did with Contax. But Ricoh doesn't seem afraid of being a niche player with a tiny share and if anything this Pentax acquisition will make them grow. They are also a very photographer-centric company with unique and brave approaches. I wish them the best.

LOL, even Tom Hogan agrees with me:

"The one good piece of news in this is that both Ricoh and Pentax have strong enthusiast bases, and both companies are well known for solid designs that are photographer-centric. They can build something from that, I think."

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2011 at 14:55 UTC
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Antonio Rojilla: Amazing news. And I think this is good news, because I feared Hoya would just shut down Pentax at some point like Kyocera did with Contax. But Ricoh doesn't seem afraid of being a niche player with a tiny share and if anything this Pentax acquisition will make them grow. They are also a very photographer-centric company with unique and brave approaches. I wish them the best.

Right, next to no market share, but that's exactly what make them different than Hoya/Pentax. Ricoh have been like that... mm... forever? Yet they never stopped releasing some of the most photographer-centric compacts with film or digital. I don't see how it would be any different now. It seems they never minded being a niche player.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2011 at 12:31 UTC
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Antonio Rojilla: Amazing news. And I think this is good news, because I feared Hoya would just shut down Pentax at some point like Kyocera did with Contax. But Ricoh doesn't seem afraid of being a niche player with a tiny share and if anything this Pentax acquisition will make them grow. They are also a very photographer-centric company with unique and brave approaches. I wish them the best.

It is a photographer-centric company by the design of their products Did you ever tried a GX or GR? It's hard to find small compact cameras with the same level of serious features and controls, and that coming for a company with just a bunch of cameras, says a lot about who design cameras for. Right?

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2011 at 11:40 UTC

Amazing news. And I think this is good news, because I feared Hoya would just shut down Pentax at some point like Kyocera did with Contax. But Ricoh doesn't seem afraid of being a niche player with a tiny share and if anything this Pentax acquisition will make them grow. They are also a very photographer-centric company with unique and brave approaches. I wish them the best.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2011 at 09:58 UTC as 121st comment | 8 replies
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