Ruekon

Lives in Germany Rhine-Neckar region, Germany
Works as a Technical Product Manager
Joined on Feb 21, 2017

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On article DPReview TV: Why Jordan is buying the iPhone 13 (178 comments in total)

Last year I went for an iPad Pro for my daughter's homeschooling, spending an extra for USB-C. Good to see the recent upgrade of iPad Air.
Did I get it right that iPhone 13 still comes with Lightning?
Might be forbidden to sell such outdated technology in Europe soon.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2021 at 18:09 UTC as 10th comment

Would anyone have assumed that 108MP were feasible in a smartphone, whereas "full frame" are still at 24 MP primarily? Why not 576 MP in the near future?
Good luck to all camera enthusiasts!

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2021 at 20:46 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply
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goodgeorge: The biggest surprise: After all the mocking of imperial system of units by the boys, even other Canadians use Inches.

Mock Kostas! Do!

:-D

150 years ago? Scandinavian miles cost me a visit to Bergen in Norway as an Interrail traveler some years ago -- before Smartphone age, but far less than 150 years.
Having had missed a train, I decided to walk with luggage to another station. "It's 5 miles!?", a guy told me, and I confirmed that this would be ok. ... Hours later I gave up walking and just looked for a place to lie down and rest ... an angry man with a big hammer woke me up, explaining that this was his land ... I walked back to the station where I had come from. Didn't know by then that 5 Scandinavian miles are 31 US miles. Learned it the hard way ...

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2021 at 13:37 UTC
On article Sample gallery: Nikon Z fc (89 comments in total)
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AKH: Just use the free NX Studio, it is the best NEF converter out there. So no need for Adobe.

Don't update the gallery, please. OOC JPEG shows the result of the complete package. Additionally, the in camera RAW converter helps out in rare remaining cases. The results look really good.
ACR might further improve one or the other bit. But would you judge about a new car only after rework by a third party tuning company?

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2021 at 20:08 UTC
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dannyshots: here humbly sitted in my african home reading these entertaining comments. I use nikon d3100

Having time spans of 20.000 years in mind, the difference between a D3100 and any other camera mentioned here is negligible.
20.000 years ago people might have dreamed of tools for cave painting ... like the benefit of an ivory handle. What difference does this make for today's photography?
What difference will today's camera options make in 20.000 years from now?

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2021 at 19:43 UTC
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Ruekon: "Nikon Z fc vs Fujifilm X-T30: which is the better retro APS-C camera?"

None. APS-C did never play a role in analog times. So, what does "retro APS-C" refer to???

When looking for retro, better wait for Nikon Z f basing on Z5, including improved EVF and IBIS, besides match to Z lenses.

Sorry Nikon. 28/2.8 is a joke on Z fc, when Sigma 30/1.4 is available and sells for less for other APS-C cameras.

Heck, what do I do with my good old Nikon investment? Keep using it and continue waiting for something convincingly better to come out eventually.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2021 at 21:10 UTC

"Nikon Z fc vs Fujifilm X-T30: which is the better retro APS-C camera?"

None. APS-C did never play a role in analog times. So, what does "retro APS-C" refer to???

When looking for retro, better wait for Nikon Z f basing on Z5, including improved EVF and IBIS, besides match to Z lenses.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2021 at 20:44 UTC as 38th comment | 5 replies

Strange decision. Even wrong, if you ask me.

First: Canon did something wrong if a 5D owner considers changing brand. Maybe just sitting on their high horse of largest market share?

Second: even though the Z5 kit offers the best price, it is blamed for being slow beyond 50mm with f/5.6-6.3. Then the G9 with even slower equivalent f/5.6-8 lenses is chosen!?

Third: the trip was postponed to 2022. Why not wait for Nikon to release the missing 24-105 and 100-400 lenses (or use an adapted F 70-300/4.5-5.6E in the meantime)?
"I like the idea of having a 80-300 equiv. – but they're expensive" -- not so the F 70-300.

Btw. if the 24-105 will really be f/2.8-4, this will become my ticket into the Z system :)

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2021 at 12:47 UTC as 271st comment
On article Nikon Z fc Review (2132 comments in total)
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Ruekon: Interesting move by Nikon. Do they declare the end of the full frame hype as aps-c is good enough for affordable gear?
Do they want to attack retro-style Fuji cameras and offer a better upgrade path?
I don't get the meaning of the ISO dial at times of ISO invariant sensors though. An often seen PASM + some scene modes dial appears better suited in this price range. Does Nikon only look at old men still knowing about ISO from their film cameras?

Less a shot, more an undermination of Fuji. Once you spend a lot of money on lenses, a larger sensor might make sense ... Z5, Z6, Z7, Z9, ...

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2021 at 20:06 UTC
On article Nikon Z fc Review (2132 comments in total)

Interesting move by Nikon. Do they declare the end of the full frame hype as aps-c is good enough for affordable gear?
Do they want to attack retro-style Fuji cameras and offer a better upgrade path?
I don't get the meaning of the ISO dial at times of ISO invariant sensors though. An often seen PASM + some scene modes dial appears better suited in this price range. Does Nikon only look at old men still knowing about ISO from their film cameras?

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2021 at 19:38 UTC as 334th comment | 6 replies
On article DPReview TV: Five best Fujifilm Film Simulation modes (207 comments in total)
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Phil Flash: Why not shoot this video on a Fuji and film with the simulations, changing them as you talk about them?

Would have been great. The grading of the video looks boring, somehow washed out to me, compared to the samples of Fuji simulation modes :(

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2021 at 21:09 UTC
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nonolet: only reasons for APS-C to exist:
1. Significantly smaller/lighter
2. significantly less expensive
than FF gear and
3. decent enough IQ and functionality.

Canon EOS M delivers on all 3 counts. Fuji too big and expensive. Nikon no system at all. Sony bodies too expensive and ergo problematic. Canon clear winner for me.

EOS M is a dead end once Canon releases RF mount APS-C cameras. Not even existing M lenses will adapt anymore.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2021 at 08:30 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Olympus M.Zuiko 8-25mm F4 PRO (225 comments in total)
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Ruekon: 8-25/4 m43: 16-50 equivalent sounds interesting. Certainly more interesting than my 15-36 equivalent APS-C wide angle zoom for city trips.
But maybe still a bit short at the long end. f/8 equivalent doesn't sound that good anymore at all. So what?

Canon RP and even more Nikon Z5 are game changers. "Full frame" is becoming the norm for anyone interested in dedicated camera gear again. Other sensor sizes need good arguments, like 1/1.7" as "give away" in a smartphone. Expensive lenses for small sensors appear outdated.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2021 at 22:22 UTC
On article Hands-on with new Nikon Z 105mm and 50mm macro lenses (224 comments in total)
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BryceM: These Z lenses sure do seem unusually "girthy" in relation to their front optical elements...

Get used to it. The front element of Z lenses often looks like an understatement. The hidden large rear element makes the difference.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2021 at 04:58 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Olympus M.Zuiko 8-25mm F4 PRO (225 comments in total)
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Ruekon: 8-25/4 m43: 16-50 equivalent sounds interesting. Certainly more interesting than my 15-36 equivalent APS-C wide angle zoom for city trips.
But maybe still a bit short at the long end. f/8 equivalent doesn't sound that good anymore at all. So what?

One of the first rules I learned in my (photographic) life:
"Wenn die Sonne lacht, nimm Blende 8"
ok for landscapes :)
But: "Bei Mensch und Tier nimm Blende 4"
goodbye this lens for people and animals :(

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2021 at 20:41 UTC
On article Hands-on with new Nikon Z 105mm and 50mm macro lenses (224 comments in total)
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Anastigmat: These lenses refute the myth that mirrorless camera systems (camera plus lenses) are more compact than DSLRs, a major selling point that is often touted by users of the mirrorless format. According to Nikon's web site, the new 105mm is 140mm long, but the old one is 116mm long. That is not surprising because what the camera designer took out of the camera body has to be put back into the lens so that the lens will focus to infinity. The mirrorless body is more compact (less deep) but the lens is longer. For a photographer who carries more than one lens, that means practically every native Z mount lens is going to be longer than the equivalent F mount lens. Overall then, a bag filled with one DSLR camera and several lenses will be more compact than a bag filled with one mirrorless camera and several lenses designed for mirrorless cameras.

Here is a comparison of the F and Z versions of the 105/2.8:
https://nikonrumors.com/2021/06/04/nikkor-105mm-f-2-8g-vr-if-e-vs-nikkor-z-mc-105mm-f-2-8-vr-specifications-comparison.aspx

Z: 630g vs 750g -- that's 16% less weight. It's also slightly shorter than the F + FTZ adapter/mirrorbox.

Despite of those moderate reductions: mind the hugely improved MTF, in particular towards higher resolutions. Lens design always is a tradeoff. Nikon gives priority to optical quality with S-line lenses (and offers alternatively the small Z50 kit).

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2021 at 16:10 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Olympus M.Zuiko 8-25mm F4 PRO (225 comments in total)

8-25/4 m43: 16-50 equivalent sounds interesting. Certainly more interesting than my 15-36 equivalent APS-C wide angle zoom for city trips.
But maybe still a bit short at the long end. f/8 equivalent doesn't sound that good anymore at all. So what?

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2021 at 20:18 UTC as 29th comment | 20 replies

Remote control of up to ten cameras at the same time: Please give me 10 of those high-end bodies and lenses and I'll try to make use of NX Fields.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2021 at 20:39 UTC as 30th comment
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Ruekon: @dpreview staff: strange that you show the 50/2.8 in the opener photo. The 105/2.8 looks like the much more interesting lens regarding specs, build and price/value ratio. Also the included official samples look more interesting for that lens; at least to me.

I opened a discussion thread on that:
https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/65201702
Causing lots of heated, but very interesting discussions.
@dpreview staff: once more: this was your opportunity :(

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2021 at 19:22 UTC
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Ruekon: @dpreview staff: strange that you show the 50/2.8 in the opener photo. The 105/2.8 looks like the much more interesting lens regarding specs, build and price/value ratio. Also the included official samples look more interesting for that lens; at least to me.

Ordering numbers and copy/pasting press releases is one thing, directing focus on the real news another. A spec comparison between F and Z version looks really exciting in favor of the new Z system:
https://nikonrumors.com/2021/06/04/nikkor-105mm-f-2-8g-vr-if-e-vs-nikkor-z-mc-105mm-f-2-8-vr-specifications-comparison.aspx/

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2021 at 05:42 UTC
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