Vincent in Geneva

Vincent in Geneva

Lives in Switzerland Geneva, Switzerland
Joined on Dec 10, 2016

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Finally, well done! Generosity is part of quality...

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2020 at 19:40 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies

After paying several thousand £/$ for a Leica camera, you don’t even get an APP which adapts for landscape view on an iPad, but have to dish out more for a PRO version for this basic feature...

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2019 at 21:43 UTC as 13th comment

Finally a truly different concept, and at a reasonable price point! A perfect small package with M-mount lenses? Looking forward to the first reviews...

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2019 at 17:41 UTC as 42nd comment | 2 replies
On article Fujifilm XF10 review (418 comments in total)

So the next question is, when’s the X70S/X80 coming?

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2019 at 18:26 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
On article Leica Q2 review (1654 comments in total)

The Q frees you from settings by little wheels, taking you back to classic and (for me...) intuitive manual controls. It’s the first camera since my Nikon FM2 to offer a beautiful and large viewfinder, which quite naturally makes you work with manual focus. Results are gorgeous, and it’s elegant body is about the size and weight of a higher end MFT set in spite of being full frame... Pure joy!

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2019 at 08:41 UTC as 209th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 review (1971 comments in total)

Great move, great cameras, well done Pansonic!

FF users are happy, and MFT even more so...

With the new FF camera bodies and lenses close to 900g each, MFT is more than ever confirmed as the light option with a future alongside the FF option.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2019 at 22:04 UTC as 258th comment | 13 replies

If I may add a post in a lighter tone...

Just adding 2 little control wheels to the Panasonic GX800 would turn it into a lovely second camera for all MFT users who want manual controls even in a tiny calmera...

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2019 at 18:04 UTC as 19th comment

Nikon should keep at least one camera model fully compatible with the full F-mount legacy: so some sort of new DF would be great! Why not as a rangefinder Nikon-S? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikon_I,_M_and_S#Nikon_S

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2019 at 17:21 UTC as 139th comment

Here’s my wishlist:
- Sony, Nikon or Canon FF mirrorless rangefinder versions in smallest and lightest possible package, like an “M” camera;
- new editions of best MFT primes with manual f-stop rings;
- Olympus PEN-35 with fixed 35mm equivalent lens and IBIS, smaller than Fuji X100; ... and why not the same in an even smaller Sony RX-35 for those of us who hate powerzooms?
- cameras with integrated apps for editing and sharing;

From snowy Switzerland, many thanks & Happy New Year to all DPR staff and fellow readers!

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2018 at 18:39 UTC as 216th comment
On article Nikon Z7 Review (4440 comments in total)

Well done Nikon! Great specs and great look! I only
miss one or two lighter lenses: with the ones announced, the minimum weight of a kit is above 1kg...

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2018 at 07:32 UTC as 1000th comment
On article Cosina announced three new Voigtlander lenses at CP+ (95 comments in total)

Mounted on an A6500, the 21mm also provides a handy 32mm option... like the Zeiss Loxia...

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2018 at 19:01 UTC as 24th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 first impressions (376 comments in total)
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Vincent in Geneva: I don’t know if video makes cameras any heavier, but if it does , I’m sure some of us would trade in video for lighter weight on models specifically aimed at photography.

Apart from all it's other great qualities, the G9’s choice points in an intering direction in this respect, too...

Thanks, proves you can ask stupid questions and still get intelligent answers 😊

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 20:24 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 first impressions (376 comments in total)

I don’t know if video makes cameras any heavier, but if it does , I’m sure some of us would trade in video for lighter weight on models specifically aimed at photography.

Apart from all it's other great qualities, the G9’s choice points in an intering direction in this respect, too...

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2017 at 18:45 UTC as 50th comment | 6 replies
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Vincent in Geneva: These are no doubt gorgeous lenses reflecting Olympus’ mastery...The OM-D-EM 1 II with the 17/1.2 weighs 964g, however.

Meanwhile, an APS-C Fujifilm X-T2 with a 23/1.4 weighs 807g ... and a full frame Sony A7 II with a 35/1.8 just 754g!

Looks like a world upside down! Eventually, what’s the point of MFT if it ends up as heavy as bigger sensor competitors?

Unless of course MFT continues to provide highly compact and light bodies adapted for advanced users... which they currently don’t really do...

Indeed, I was not intending any verdict on quality, nor any detailed comparison, but rather a general observation on a trend of MFT toward bigger/heavier, which in a way might be self-defeating as mirrorless competitors follow the contrary trend toward smaller/lighter: now all systems meet midway...

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 20:02 UTC

These are no doubt gorgeous lenses reflecting Olympus’ mastery...The OM-D-EM 1 II with the 17/1.2 weighs 964g, however.

Meanwhile, an APS-C Fujifilm X-T2 with a 23/1.4 weighs 807g ... and a full frame Sony A7 II with a 35/1.8 just 754g!

Looks like a world upside down! Eventually, what’s the point of MFT if it ends up as heavy as bigger sensor competitors?

Unless of course MFT continues to provide highly compact and light bodies adapted for advanced users... which they currently don’t really do...

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 19:33 UTC as 66th comment | 12 replies

The DXO-ONE and the upcoming Sony X0 are quite unique: they offer 1-inch sensors in packages that are much smalller and lighter than any compact camera. It’s the only kind of size I would comfortably carry around at all times in addition to my smartphone. So welcome to this upgrade, while waiting for a more mature TWO...?

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2017 at 20:16 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Yashica is teasing a comeback to the camera market (296 comments in total)
In reply to:

Roland Karlsson: Names are important to humans, at least many of us. That is one reason for our brand loyalty/love. But, we have to understand - what comes now with old brand name has probably nothing to do at all with the old brand. So - sitting and longing for Contax or Yashica or whatever is only nostalgia. It is not for real. It is almost impossible for a modern company to live up to the old glory days. Just because they have the name.

Thanks, I think we basically agree! I'm in a watchmakers' country and we know anything mechanical, anything not just assembled from subcontractors is really challenging to create...

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 19:49 UTC
On article Yashica is teasing a comeback to the camera market (296 comments in total)
In reply to:

Roland Karlsson: Names are important to humans, at least many of us. That is one reason for our brand loyalty/love. But, we have to understand - what comes now with old brand name has probably nothing to do at all with the old brand. So - sitting and longing for Contax or Yashica or whatever is only nostalgia. It is not for real. It is almost impossible for a modern company to live up to the old glory days. Just because they have the name.

Disagree! You can reinterpret brand values in a new way. The shape is different, the owner is different, as is the technology. But what the brand stands for can be carried forward. In the same way, today's Mini has nothing to do with the orignal, but in fact it does...

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 19:04 UTC
On article Yashica is teasing a comeback to the camera market (296 comments in total)

The memory of the Contax T3 is still in my hand: smooth and cold metal, perfect lines, sharp lens, essential controls at hand... an X100F but truly pocketable. A niche sadly abandoned nowadays, and which could easily be filled by MFT...

As for Yashica, welcome back!

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2017 at 17:57 UTC as 89th comment
On article Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III Review (621 comments in total)
In reply to:

Vincent in Geneva: I love this camera series and this is a valuable update! Question: does it feature the Classic Monochrome etc. modes of the PEN-F, or just the grainy B&W? In my current model what I miss most is a contrasted or "ACROS"-type B&W.

Many thanks, Karolly, quite helpful!

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2017 at 20:48 UTC
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