GabrielZ

GabrielZ

Joined on Feb 3, 2012

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On article Nikon offers AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm F2.8-4E ED VR (336 comments in total)
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CosminMunteanu: On the specs you forgot to mention: NO weather sealing 😉

Very disappointed to hear that! I'm on the verge of purchasing a D500 kit that comes with this lens. I assumed that as the D500 is weather sealed, and even the lower end D7200, that this lens which is offered with both, would be WR too. Any suggestions on lenses with similar focal lengths and apertures that are WR but won't break the bank? As the D500 is bloody expensive to begin with!

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 22:28 UTC

Well that article had a sardonic/cynical tone about it, disguising itself as humor I suppose.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 18:32 UTC as 46th comment
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1531 comments in total)

The 'cons' list at the top of the page is longer than the 'pros' one, with some damning weakness's yet it still got a silver award with 85%...I don't think its quite deserving of that score.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 16:54 UTC as 187th comment | 6 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Minolta's prosumer DiMAGE 7 (177 comments in total)

This brings back some memories. The Dimage 7 was the first digital camera I lusted after. I couldn't afford it at the time, and I wasn't aware of the battery issues mentioned here. But still wished for one as it wasn't so far out of reach as the pro Nikon's and Fuji's (theoretically at least). I saw a guy once with this camera while I was walking on the beach, and thought to myself...what a lucky so and so!

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 15:47 UTC as 25th comment
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1531 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: A purportedly new semi pro/pro camera being released with just UHS-I speed SD card slots in this day and age strikes me as rather obsolete. The video capabilities I assume will be good as Sony similar to Panasonic excels at that sort of thing. But 10bit 4:2:2 video would of been nice considering all the buzz over 4K TVs with HDR nowadays. It just seems this camera is a year or so too late to market imho.

Ihkjacky - Yes, I forgot about the Canon...also slow slots with limited 4K (the Canon not the Sony). Anyway if Fuji and Nikon can incorporate fast slots in their latest I don't know why Canon and Sony choose not to, USB 2.0 instead of 3.0 with the Sony as well. Just a little surprised because Sony are usually cutting edge.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 16:57 UTC
On article Sony SLT a99 II Review (1531 comments in total)

A purportedly new semi pro/pro camera being released with just UHS-I speed SD card slots in this day and age strikes me as rather obsolete. The video capabilities I assume will be good as Sony similar to Panasonic excels at that sort of thing. But 10bit 4:2:2 video would of been nice considering all the buzz over 4K TVs with HDR nowadays. It just seems this camera is a year or so too late to market imho.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 08:10 UTC as 242nd comment | 6 replies
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GabrielZ: It's a lovely looking camera, with the internals to match now. Just wish it was weather proofed. The only major oversight on Fuji's part I think.

Tapper123 - Me too.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 11:30 UTC

It's a lovely looking camera, with the internals to match now. Just wish it was weather proofed. The only major oversight on Fuji's part I think.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 15:35 UTC as 41st comment | 6 replies
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Lan: Camera module announcement does not leave me feeling S8ed; more F-ingdisappointed ;)

Umm...is Samsung now going start to disappoint with its flagship phones going forward, as Apple has over the last few years?

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2017 at 08:40 UTC

Film and film based cameras seem to be going through a renaissance of late.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 18:21 UTC as 20th comment
On article F is for '4th': Hands-on with Fujifilm X100F (422 comments in total)
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Jostian: not even basic weather resistance :( got caught in a rain storm with my X100T and it got water in, and never fully recovered :) so I say now what I said then, would love a new X100xxx but must have some weather sealing... guess I'll wait and hope for another year or 2.

Yes, that's my only real disappointment with the F...lack of weather sealing. For a premium compact camera that's likely used for street photography and the like. It really needs it.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 08:25 UTC
On article F is for '4th': Hands-on with Fujifilm X100F (422 comments in total)

Lovely camera, but still very expensive. The new T-20 with the premium kit lens is cheaper I believe.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 08:21 UTC as 85th comment | 3 replies
On article Feisty upstart: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T20 (341 comments in total)

There's enough to diffentiate between the T20 and T2, just like there is between say Nikon's low and mid-range APS-C cameras despite using the same res sensors and similar image processors.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 08:09 UTC as 83rd comment | 1 reply
On article Feisty upstart: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T20 (341 comments in total)
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PPierre: Hum, was considering an A7II, bit now, I may consider going Fuji again :)

About you're X-Trans issues...the guy behind Iridient Developer (one of the best X-Trans RAW converters) is nearly ready to introduce an X-Trans to DNG plugin for Lightroom that will be available for both Windows and Mac users. It's already in beta and ready to try out.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 08:01 UTC
On article Leica Boss: Hands-on with new Leica M10 (168 comments in total)

I like it, but then I've always been a fan of Leica's M-series. On the spec page though, it says it only supports sRGB with no Adobe RGB it seems. What I'm really happy about though, is that its noticeably thinner. That was my main bugbear with the M-series transition to digital, especially with the newer versions...the cameras were just too thick. It would also of been nice to see Leica use one of the newer higher-resolution back panel LCDs like that found on the Fujifilm X-Pro2 for instance, which is also 3" but with 1.62 million dots.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 22:02 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon granted third most US patents in 2016 (145 comments in total)

So many patents yet such a conservative camera line, but then cameras are only a sideline for Canon nowadays.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 06:25 UTC as 31st comment
On article HMD Global releases Nokia 6 Android smartphone (42 comments in total)

Meh...just another clone in an already crowded market.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 09:55 UTC as 8th comment

The graphite finish on the X-Pro2 with that lens looks exquisite! Turns it into a very classy looking camera...almost up there with a Leica M-series!

The X-T2 looks good too. What I don't like there though is the rear view, with all those 'silver graphite' painted plastic buttons...yuck...I hate metallic painted plastic! They should of left them in black like they did with the graphite X-Pro2.

Looking at these two models now, for the first time I fancy the X-Pro2 over the X-T2...never thought that would ever happen!

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 19:28 UTC as 53rd comment

That's a very nice setup!

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 19:22 UTC as 30th comment

I like the idea of the 'Cinemagraph'. I remember looking at some photos in this style some years back. One I remember was a still of a model with a with a live action seashore in the background, it was a nice effect. There was an exhibition of such photo/video hybrids a few years back somewhere in the world too...don't remember where though I'm afraid.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 19:20 UTC as 54th comment
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