GabrielZ

GabrielZ

Joined on Feb 3, 2012

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On article Hands-on with the Canon RF 14-35mm F4 L IS USM (385 comments in total)

Impressive for what it is. I still think Canon are the best in the business when it comes to lenses.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2021 at 17:34 UTC as 10th comment
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Carlos1956: My 2 cents worth. Sd cards will always be around for low end cameras and as a second slot option. The masses control which technology survives, and sd cards are extremely popular. As for CFex cards, Sony made a huge mistake designing the CFex A card as its a lot slower even if upgraded to a higher speed when compared to the CF ex B card which is now 2x faster and could still be made to operate at 3x faster. The fact thst 3 major camera manufacturers are behind the B card spells it out clearly. Sony is s big company but they have created duds in the past and tried to stand up to the industry and failed miserably. The memory stick, betacam and now the CFex A card. Sad that Sony haven't learned from their own history

Well put, I was thinking along similar lines.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2021 at 08:39 UTC
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its_a_knife: Does anyone else just always have problems with Lexar cards? They're jumping the gun a bit.

I’ve had generally a good experience with Lexar cards too. Mind you, that’s with ones manufactured prior to the buyout of the company by some Chinese corporation.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2021 at 08:37 UTC

The caveat of only UHS-I speeds even inside UHS-II slots on current cameras, seems a bit of a dealbreaker to me. Something that might damage the long term adoption of this standard. I could see Fujifilm adopting these new cards on their upcoming flagship cameras mind. Whether this would ultimately replace Sony’s (still proprietary for now) Type-A CFexpress cards, only time will tell. As that’s tricky to predict, as both standards have their advantages and disadvantages as compared to each other 🤔

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2021 at 08:32 UTC as 6th comment

A few things...considering most video is still filmed in 4K and will continue to be so for quite some time to come. Pixel binning on FF at 4K is rather disappointing, with high quality oversampled 4K only available at Super 35. This seems to indicate that Sony’s image processing chip isn’t as powerful as Canon’s, despite it’s super fast sensor readout. Then there’s only 8K at 8 bit over HDMI and that ridiculously low-res back panel LCD, on a pro camera! Why the penny pinching? On the video front anyway, the half the price Canon R5 has a number of advantages over this Sony it seems. Just imagine what Canon’s upcoming pro R1 is going to be like!

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2021 at 20:02 UTC as 21st comment | 13 replies

Reintroducing an SD card slot is welcome. But shouldn’t Apple also take into account that CF is the future and maybe incorporate a dual purpose SD/CF slot like Sony has on its latest cameras instead?

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2021 at 21:09 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
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Maurizio Mancioli: I just wished Sony would launch an A7 IV before this, with 36MP, 4Kp60 with no crop... Why do they have to go from an extreme to another???

Indeed! This seems like an unnecessary show off camera. I’m glad it exists, but who’s it really designed for? It seems to me for wealthy amateurs who just want the ultimate current spec. Is it a direct competitor for the R5? But isn’t the R5 a lot cheaper? 🤷‍♂️

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2021 at 20:57 UTC

A very impressive spec. Is this new model a replacement for the A9 II or just a bells & whistles allrounder to show off what Sony can do? As that 50MP res is lower than on the A7R IV but unnecessarily high for a pro sports camera too. Who’s this for?

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2021 at 20:52 UTC as 189th comment | 1 reply
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GabrielZ: Why not incorporate DCI and Super 35 formats in your flagship video-centric camera? 🤷‍♂️

Richard Butler indeed! The Super 35 thing did occur to me a while after I posted the comment.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2020 at 20:27 UTC

Why not incorporate DCI and Super 35 formats in your flagship video-centric camera? 🤷‍♂️

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2020 at 16:03 UTC as 42nd comment | 6 replies

Those telephoto lenses look very “retro” with the body scalloping.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2020 at 18:51 UTC as 91st comment
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GabrielZ: Inevitable but still sad news. I don’t think this “new” company can really help it over the long run. Maybe just a smoke screen, so to speak. RIP Olympus. Who’s going to be next I wonder? There are a few potential suspects...

I believe Olympus invented M43 with brands like Panasonic joining in. The L alliance is FF, a popular and now quite an affordable format too. So the L alliance is a convenient preexisting way for Olympus to get access to that tech.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2020 at 16:38 UTC
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GabrielZ: Inevitable but still sad news. I don’t think this “new” company can really help it over the long run. Maybe just a smoke screen, so to speak. RIP Olympus. Who’s going to be next I wonder? There are a few potential suspects...

Or maybe it’s a bit premature to say RIP Olympus? I’ve been thinking...if they do want to make an effort to keep the company going after all. Maybe they could join the L mount alliance with Panasonic, Sigma and Leica? A stash of already available sensors, processors and lenses to use, while they develop (or at least badge engineer) their own?

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2020 at 13:47 UTC

Inevitable but still sad news. I don’t think this “new” company can really help it over the long run. Maybe just a smoke screen, so to speak. RIP Olympus. Who’s going to be next I wonder? There are a few potential suspects...

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2020 at 13:27 UTC as 89th comment | 3 replies
On article Canon EOS R5: The long game ends with a big leap (682 comments in total)
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Kelly Van Rijn: I wish these prosumer cameras had a built in flash. As much as I'd like to upgrade, I still use an old D300, party because I love fill flash and use it all the time.

I’m the opposite. Never really found a need for a built in flash myself. And actively tried to find cameras without one. As from previous experience, I found otherwise very solid feeling cameras compromised by that vulnerable and plasticky built in flash.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2020 at 09:44 UTC

No mention of transparency film? I’ve been digital for about 15 years now. Before that I tried to shoot transparency/slide film when possible. Is that even an option nowadays?

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2020 at 09:30 UTC as 51st comment | 1 reply
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Aeronice: >In the case of both the P700 and P900, there is no built-in cutter.

The one thing I was looking for with these upgrades! I don't understand these companies that build nice roll media printers without cutters. I guess they still gotta sell the P5000 somehow but CMON, who wants to use scissors?

I agree, a dumb cost cutting decision on the part of Epson here.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2020 at 09:18 UTC

A solid flagship introduction by Oppo.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2020 at 12:54 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T4 (123 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: My account wasn’t recently created DPReview! I’ve had it for years! What’s going on here? I just recently changed the password, that’s all.

I’ll give it a try, thanks.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2020 at 10:31 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T4 (123 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: My account wasn’t recently created DPReview! I’ve had it for years! What’s going on here? I just recently changed the password, that’s all.

I know, but this nonsense is only allowing me to place comments sporadically for no apparent reason, I don’t know what to do?

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2020 at 17:41 UTC
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