Andreas Stuebs

Lives in Germany Germany
Joined on Sep 11, 2004

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DiegoRodriguez: I was expecting Samsung to enter the 1inch compact war and bring their challenger to the RX100s and G5X/G7X/G9X. It won't be. :\

Hey, concerning their mirrorless, instead of throwing the NX brand and existing userbase to the bin, what if Samsung eventually sells it to some other giant who wants to try itself at photography, say LG or Apple, or even Google ?...
edit : Or what about some of you guys using crowdfunding to buy NX from Samsung and make it successful ? (Yeah, it sounds crazy.)

Or sell it to Ricoh - as the Mirrorless offereing from them.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 16:15 UTC
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Andreas Stuebs: Samsung was never going to make it alone, they lacked the street cred. What Samsung forgot to do is to forge an alliance with another company to create an "APS-C mirrorless standard" much like Olympus and Panasonic created the µ4/3 standard.
Would Fuji have licenced their mount to Samsung? Or even "opened" it the same way that µ4/3 is a published configuration.
With Samsung going, there is only Fuji and Sony left as APS-C mirrorless for enthusiasts. And with Sony I am not quite sure, the A6000 is getting a bit long in the tooth and a replacement is not in sight.

@Mike99999 - I do not fully agree. Where did Sony do the right moves and where did Samsung fail? Samsung seemed a pretty powerful contender. Samsung managed - at least here in Germany - to get in big on the Computer monitor market as well as the TV market, not to mention the mobile 'phones. I would have thought with their access to the large electronic retailers they should have been able to place their products prominently into the camera shelves and bins. But they did not succeed. One major difference betwwen the two markets is a lot of people want to buy into a credible product line. A TV or a monitor you buy once and the next time you may buy another brand - not so- or to a lot smaller extent with system cameras. Sony brought with them that little of Minolta's street cred they managed not to squander. Samsung didi not bring that with them to the table. Panasonic hitched on to Olympus and then created a product which is unique in its way (GH4) I am sorry to see Samsung go.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 16:12 UTC

Samsung was never going to make it alone, they lacked the street cred. What Samsung forgot to do is to forge an alliance with another company to create an "APS-C mirrorless standard" much like Olympus and Panasonic created the µ4/3 standard.
Would Fuji have licenced their mount to Samsung? Or even "opened" it the same way that µ4/3 is a published configuration.
With Samsung going, there is only Fuji and Sony left as APS-C mirrorless for enthusiasts. And with Sony I am not quite sure, the A6000 is getting a bit long in the tooth and a replacement is not in sight.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 14:34 UTC as 95th comment | 8 replies
On article Sony Europe introduces a68 SLT with 79-point AF module (304 comments in total)
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rinkos: i love sony ..but it seems to me as if they put THIS specific cam only to fill in the gap in the lines for consumers who failed to move on to either the higher end A7...or the E mount superb A6000 .

at least the price is highly competitive

Yes the A6000 is superb. But what are Sony going to do with it? Is there going to be a follow-up? I really am not convinced that they are taking the APS-C enthusiat market seriously. For someone who is happy with the A6000 for all the good reasons it gives you (image quality, compact size, VF) moving on to the A7 series is not automatic.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 08:42 UTC
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Correction man: I can remember "Mitakon" lenses back in the 70's and 80's a Japanese brand ... I take it these Chinese lenses have nothing to do with the Old Mitakon other than revising the name ????

The two which came with my Hasselblad are German made.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2015 at 22:35 UTC
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Correction man: I can remember "Mitakon" lenses back in the 70's and 80's a Japanese brand ... I take it these Chinese lenses have nothing to do with the Old Mitakon other than revising the name ????

Some still are (I own two which aren't and two which are)

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2015 at 15:44 UTC
On article Lily Camera flies itself and follows its owner (155 comments in total)
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BobYIL: Selfidrone..

Selvideon...

I can just see a troupe of tourists going through a town such as Florence with a swarm of selfie drones following behind them. Or the Vatican during Easter Sunday's Urbi et Orbi blessing the sky darkened with drones. Do they have some sort of anti collision system I wonder.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 04:35 UTC
On article Nikon D5500 Review (415 comments in total)
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zakaria: OR getting the pentax ks2 which has weather sealed body and af motor!!plus IS!!

and 100% VF as pentaprism and two control wheels

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2015 at 13:15 UTC
On article Nikon D5500 Review (415 comments in total)

I would have liked to see how this camera stacks up against the Pentax KS2.They cost approximately the same in Germany.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 17:15 UTC as 119th comment | 3 replies
On article CP+ 2015: Canon shows 11-24mm in cross-section (62 comments in total)

I an not a Canonisti but I have to give it to Canon - this is really some lens. Doesn't fit on any of my cameras and pricewise not in my budget, but it is really something to dool over. It is nice that some companies build these extravagant lenses.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 14:09 UTC as 15th comment
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Andreas Stuebs: So let's see ...

Weather sealed? - No
Pentaprism? - No (just pentamirror)
DR? - well sort of

Sorry, no option for me. At the given price you can get better.

"Pentax has a) IBIS, inappropriate for a DSLR, ... " Please explain. My K3 has IBIS and I think it helps me quite a bit.
And also: We are talkin sub 1000$ cameras and hence you need to accept compromises. For some people - me for instance - weather sealing, DR and glass prism are important, for others there are other specs. Comparing cameras still make sense.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 12:58 UTC
On article CP+ 2015: Nikon shows off new D810A (65 comments in total)

How do trhey do it?

Nikon releases a modified versin of the D810 and they get double editorial coverage including a photo spread which shows you …. nothing (or almost nothing)
Canon issues a so so iteration of the M series and get a long article on how they should do things differently. Canon releases two reasonably specked midrange models – but nothing really ground breaking – and again get double exposure. How do they do it? How do they manage to get so much exposure for so little?
Pentax the releases a midrange camera which to all intent and purpose is a strong competition to the Canon offereings – weather sealing, glas prism, the most compact zoom lens offered in the APS-C form factor, arguably better controls, most likely better DR – and what do they get – one item with just a couple of editorial content which also reeks of sarcasm.
How do Nikon and Canon get away with so little and get so much more coverage?

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2015 at 12:26 UTC as 12th comment | 6 replies
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Andreas Stuebs: So let's see ...

Weather sealed? - No
Pentaprism? - No (just pentamirror)
DR? - well sort of

Sorry, no option for me. At the given price you can get better.

In reply to my own post - I really would like to see how the Pentax KS-2 stacks up against the T6 and T6i. The cost is comparable. But - alas - I have little hope that anyone will compare the Pentax against the Canon, normally only Nikon is compared against Canon.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 14:12 UTC
On article Real-world test: Going pro with the Samsung NX1 (357 comments in total)

I really dig those gloves.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 13:03 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply

So let's see ...

Weather sealed? - No
Pentaprism? - No (just pentamirror)
DR? - well sort of

Sorry, no option for me. At the given price you can get better.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2015 at 11:30 UTC as 193rd comment | 7 replies
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Martin87: In other words: These cameras will cost you an arm and a leg :-)

Normally those guys, who can afford such cameras, make sure that is somebody else's arm and leg.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2014 at 14:00 UTC
On article Panasonic DMC-CM1 to go on sale in UK (153 comments in total)
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Marty4650: I think there is a popular myth that cell phone users all want an outstanding camera. The truth is, almost all of them are very happy with a "pretty good camera for snapshots, email attachments, and for web blog and facebook photos."

There is probably another myth that serious photo enthusiasts would pay any price to own a good camera that can make phone calls too.

There are probably a few people who will want one of these, but not very many who will be willing to pay the very high price for one. Most photo enthusiasts would rather spend that much money for a high grade lens or a photo trip than for a cell phone that can take better photos.

Bottom line... the cell phone fans won't need it, and the camera geeks won't want it, leaving very few customers left.

This makes it an interesting exercise, but an epic commercial failure.

What stops me using my smartphone for taking pictures is the lengthy procedure to get the camera app up and working. If I have my LX3 in my pocket pulling that out and getting it to take photographs is just so much quicker.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2014 at 11:55 UTC
On article Price released for Brikk's 24k gold Nikon Df (370 comments in total)
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DStudio: This way only 77 idiots can buy it.

If you can afford it, you sure didn't get there by making poor financial decisions. Its intrinsic value is barely higher than the Nikon it's based on, so unless you can find some gimmicky way to make money off it ...

Or your parents, your family, your clan made that money and you came by it by winning the parental lottery. Just because some ancestor of yours had some business or other acumen does not necessarily mean that you have as well.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2014 at 12:39 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 (305 comments in total)
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Photoman: It makes the LX100 better value, if your happy not to change lenses. What more could you want out of the LX100 ;)

Not me, I preferred the Panasonic cameras in my hand. Just subjective off course.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 13:59 UTC

I think I'll miss this upgrade iteration. Doesn't offer me anything I really want.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2014 at 12:28 UTC as 13th comment
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