Tom Ames

Joined on Oct 16, 2005

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eazizisaid: SUDDENLY, larger sensors are relevant once again for the Fuji Folks...

Expect a new lesson with a stick & a slate from Zack Arias soon.

Nonetheless, kudos to Fuji !

Like the Pentax clan talked down ff, but heard nothing from them in the past 6 months :-)

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 16:19 UTC
On article Sony a7R II versus a7 II: Eight key differences (397 comments in total)
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Sylvain G: Barney,

Thanks for the article, I think I'd like the addition of firmware specific differences, if any.
I think I remember the A7RII allowing more control on the auto iso settings? to name only one, but there are perhaps more ?
Maybe other "soft" differentiators ?

Thanks,

Yes, and that shutter setting option in Auto ISO, is a very important difference. Actually enough for me to not consider the A7II, when I bought my A7rII!

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2016 at 08:45 UTC

I will donate, but not before 10-15 random rools have been developed, to see if it is worth pursuing.
Very strange to have only developed one roll before starting such a big project and before going out begging for money.

Give us some more samples from random rolls and the money will start rolling in (Pun intended) :-)

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 08:49 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply

They are pretty slow to support cameras. My Leica Q got support now after 9 months

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2016 at 22:04 UTC as 9th comment
On article UPDATED: CP+ 2016: shooting the Pentax K-1 in Yokohama (378 comments in total)
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matthew saville: Hi Carey, I know you can't yet post actual samples, but can you speak to which other cameras you've tested, namely in this 36 MP range, and how the Pentax K-1 compares to them at high ISOs?

Initial reports are that it is even better than the D810 at high ISOs, which would definitely make it an impressive competitor for astro-landscape work...

I've been using it for a few months now. I would say high ISO is not very good.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 22:25 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (314 comments in total)
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jorepuusa: The cameras are the same, look the same, feel the same well, so are the owners. They shoot the same things and pictures also look the same. And everybody thinks that that new camera will make me a real photographer at last.
It won`t. Did Your pictures change when You last time moved to another body?

What's your point?

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 08:32 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (314 comments in total)
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p5freak: I dont understand these cameras. Why didnt Nikon make just those lenses for its 1 series bodys, and release the body as V4 ? Also, why didnt they make a 50-500, instead of 24-500, which would a perfect addon to the 18-50 ? That way you could cover 18-500 without compromise in image quality.

With the 24-500 you will not need the 18-50.
With a 50-500 you will need it.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 08:31 UTC
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Horshack: These seem a bit chunky to be jeans-pocketable, esp the 18-50 which is 58mm wide vs the RX100IV's 41mm. I can barely fit an RX100IV in a jeans pocket.

Phone in your jeans, camera in your jacket, works fine.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 10:46 UTC
On article Ultra-compact: Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II review (558 comments in total)
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chillgreg: Forgive the naive question. But why only f2? I big fixed lense on a gazzilion $ camera should be f1.4ish, right?

But still keep the small size, right?

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2016 at 07:55 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1175 comments in total)
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D 503: Five years late and still no decent dx lens line up. Go Nikon!

Incredible, still just the 17-55 and 2-3 primes!
And 25-30 slow DX zooms.
I think the majority of those who waited for the D400 have left for Fuji, Sony and Olympus or moved to fullframe systems. Nikon is 3-4 years late with this model and no lenses to support it.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 20:25 UTC
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1525 comments in total)
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Peiasdf: Wow, how many different mounts are Leica supporting? Why don't they just continue the S?

Same mount as the T-mount

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 19:07 UTC
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Lassoni: Very skeptical about 200-500. It's much heavier than Tamron's older 200-500 (maybe due to constant aperture, and addition of VR). Still, way too heavy for my liking. A real shame they chose not to use PF in any of these lenses.

1.2kg vs 2-2.3 kg. I really don't see point in this. PF would've made the lens 1.5kg

With PF the price would be higher and it would not compete with Sigma and Tamron.
Nikon has plenty of high end tele primes/zooms that costs a fortune.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 09:56 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV Review (1571 comments in total)

Better auto iso with shutter limits is a big improvement! Have been missed by my on the previous models.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2015 at 22:34 UTC as 87th comment
On article #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE (277 comments in total)
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tkbslc: Iphone 6 plus: $750
DxO One: $600

$1350 camera

Sony RX100iii: $800
Already had the phone: $750
Total: $1550

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2015 at 21:04 UTC
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zerlings: For someone who wants a M-quality lens with autofocus on a FF body, this is the only option.

Nice! Maybe I won't wait for the A7III or RX-2 after all...

The A7 VI will be awesome

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2015 at 18:17 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1140 comments in total)
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Prixnobeldefoot: with a lens that big makes the whole thing unbalanced, unlike a M serie with a 35 or 28. For that price I'd rather get a used m9 and used 35 summicron

But for the Q's advantage, the sensor is much much much better than the M9. The lens is also faster than a Summicron.
I had the M9 for a while and ISO above 640 was not good at all. In daylight the M9 is fine for taking pictures, but so is also my phone. The newer Leica M240 and Monochrome are better of'course

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 17:57 UTC

I have read through all the interviews from various manufacturers these past weeks and this one from Nikon was the one with almost no interesting content. Waste of time!

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2015 at 10:38 UTC as 81st comment | 1 reply
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eyefuse: Interesting photoshop paintings! I like the colors and feel - even if many are composed afterwards in photoshop, rather than real shots.

#12 for example is nice, albeit obvious that the road scene has been added to the foreground with the boy and dog. Lot's of cloning and smoothing going on.

And the snow has been added in photoshop. Copy paste and a bit too much for me

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2014 at 18:13 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7 Review (1600 comments in total)

"We see three major audiences: those stepping up from existing NEX models, photographers 'buying into' full-frame, and fans of third-party lenses who want to use them on a full-frame body."

And do not forget those who already has a FF camera and are looking for a smaller FF package. (I sold my D800 and invested in the A7r + lenses)

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 21:19 UTC as 413th comment | 2 replies
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