GabrielZ

GabrielZ

Joined on Feb 3, 2012

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Can this (very pretty) lens mechanical and optical quality really be worth that price tag? Or is this the Leica tax?

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 13:45 UTC as 38th comment

It costs a fortune! I know it's carbon fiber but still...

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 14:56 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2610 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: A really nice camera who's bad points don't really effect the kind of photography I like to do. I'm seriously considering this due to the excellent value for money it offers. Just one thing really bothers me though and that's the battery life. Which is disappointing for a DSLR. Low battery life is the main bugbear I have currently with my mirrorless setup. For those occasions when I'd prefer to use a DSLR, battery life should not be an issue, but it would be here. Going to need to think about this...

I suppose...it could also be due to power drainage caused by the wireless and GPS. There seems to be a similar issue with the Nikon D500. Both could be sorted with a firmware upgrade maybe?

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 21:57 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2610 comments in total)

A really nice camera who's bad points don't really effect the kind of photography I like to do. I'm seriously considering this due to the excellent value for money it offers. Just one thing really bothers me though and that's the battery life. Which is disappointing for a DSLR. Low battery life is the main bugbear I have currently with my mirrorless setup. For those occasions when I'd prefer to use a DSLR, battery life should not be an issue, but it would be here. Going to need to think about this...

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 17:32 UTC as 394th comment | 3 replies
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kobakokh: ZTE is not just chinese brand, about 63% of parts in any mobile phones in the world are made by ZTE, its a largest mobile phones and parts manufacturer in the world...

Interesting...if that's really the case.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 13:36 UTC
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GabrielZ: Nice video...a fun loving ballerina and one monster of a camera! With the passing of this though, another bit of the soul of the photographic process goes away forever. You can get similar results using newer technology of course, it just doesn't have that same...joie de vivre.

I said similar not the same. Anyway you're missing the point. I'm not going on about this anymore.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 17:16 UTC
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GabrielZ: Nice video...a fun loving ballerina and one monster of a camera! With the passing of this though, another bit of the soul of the photographic process goes away forever. You can get similar results using newer technology of course, it just doesn't have that same...joie de vivre.

Photo shot using an MF digital back/camera, image processed in Photoshop for a similar look and then printed out using a large format photo printer...digital can emulate almost anything when done with the right delicacy. But as I said, that's not the point. Taking a photo with a giant field like camera that looks like something out of the 19th century, pulling out a giant piece of instant film, waiting a bit then peeling off that cover to reveal your photo, digital isn't as hands on or as satisfying as that...was the point I was trying to make...its a different world now.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 17:11 UTC

Nice video...a fun loving ballerina and one monster of a camera! With the passing of this though, another bit of the soul of the photographic process goes away forever. You can get similar results using newer technology of course, it just doesn't have that same...joie de vivre.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 18:00 UTC as 11th comment | 4 replies
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Francis Sawyer: "a switch to a more conventional ‘black on white’ design"

That's backward. Light text on a dark background is more legible and comfortable to read, which is why it was the default on computers for many years. This black-on-white stupidity is a vestige of a failed late-'80s/early-'90s attempt to make an analogy between the screen and a piece of paper. It fails because paper doesn't EMIT light.

Why would you want to read black text off the surface of a light bulb all day?

Black text on a white background is called INVERSE for a reason. And it's not something to use everywhere, every day.

I hear you bro...hallelujah!

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2016 at 11:05 UTC
On article Remembering Fan Ho: 1931-2016 (37 comments in total)

A simple but stunning photo above. I'll have to look up more of his work RIP.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 16:45 UTC as 22nd comment
On article Rare Nikon 1200mm F11 pops up on eBay (119 comments in total)

This brings back memories. I remember when the Nikon F3 was introduced at the beginning of the 80s (about when I really started getting interested in photography) and my father got the glossy brochure for it at a local pro-photo shop (he had a Nikon F...which I still have by the way) together with brochures for all of Nikon's products (it became the goto camera company for me back then...I was 10!) and one of those brochures show-cased all of the Nikkor lenses that were then in production. And this super-telephoto together with their giant white 2000mm mirror lens they also still produced back then, really stood out to me.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 17:12 UTC as 48th comment
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: Great camera, but I noticed one potential ergonomic issue...the mode dial sits flush with the top plate, which might make it a bit tricky to turn. I've also read up some details from the presentation. The sensor has a DR of 14 stops which is by no means bad, but less than what you get with the D810 and D500. Also I presumed the lenses would be made by Fujifilm like their H-series, but apparently they're manufactured by a company called 'Nitto'.

@MayaTIab0 - I see...nice solution.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 16:56 UTC
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)

Great camera, but I noticed one potential ergonomic issue...the mode dial sits flush with the top plate, which might make it a bit tricky to turn. I've also read up some details from the presentation. The sensor has a DR of 14 stops which is by no means bad, but less than what you get with the D810 and D500. Also I presumed the lenses would be made by Fujifilm like their H-series, but apparently they're manufactured by a company called 'Nitto'.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 16:44 UTC as 153rd comment | 6 replies
On article Medium-format mirrorless: Hasselblad unveils X1D (1189 comments in total)

Really nice! Cheaper and more compact than I was expecting too. 4K video is the only thing missing, that would of been epic on an MF sensor. Never mind that though, super high-res wide DR images like on the excellent 645z, but in a much more portable body that's only slightly larger than the APS-C X-Pro2! Of course the lenses are going to be a lot chunkier, but still...speaking of lenses, they're probably made by Fujifilm, which leads me to the rumours that they're going to introduce their own mirrorless MF at Photokina this year, if they do it will be interesting to see how it compares with this new Hassy...but so far I'm wanting one! But despite it being more affordable than expected, I like almost everybody else can't afford it, but I can still dream...maybe with a payments scheme?

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 16:21 UTC as 165th comment

Its always sad to hear about any business closing its door's after being around for so long.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2016 at 16:22 UTC as 26th comment
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (457 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: MF mirrorless, it was bound to happen at some point. Personally I thought Fujifilm would be the first. It has been rumored for a while now that Fuji would introduce such a camera at Photokina this year. Seems Hassy has beat them to it. At least Fuji will likely manufacture the lenses for this Hassy and still might introduce their version at Photokina after all.

@Fujica - Yes, The new Hassy made by Fuji! I was thinking that too, just forgot to mention it in my post. Also in the past, Hassy had a panoramic format 35mm film camera manufactured by Fuji. Then there's the rich history of Fuji rangefinder MF film cameras too, making a MF mirrorless a natural for the brand. I hope it happens. Maybe this new Hassy will have Sony's 100MP MF sensor and a Fujifilm branded version the more affordable 50MP sensor that's also used in the Pentax 645z...amongst others.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 21:12 UTC
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (457 comments in total)

MF mirrorless, it was bound to happen at some point. Personally I thought Fujifilm would be the first. It has been rumored for a while now that Fuji would introduce such a camera at Photokina this year. Seems Hassy has beat them to it. At least Fuji will likely manufacture the lenses for this Hassy and still might introduce their version at Photokina after all.

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 19:53 UTC as 88th comment | 5 replies
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (475 comments in total)

I think the German guy's justified in this instance.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 15:28 UTC as 60th comment | 1 reply
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GabrielZ: I don't know...no matter how good they are (and they are from most of the reviews I've eyed over, about them) Panasonic's Lumix range of cameras just don't interest me very much. Maybe its name recognition...or lack there of, or that they use (to me the undesirable) 4/3rd's format. But then I like Fujifilm's range of MILC's and their X-100 variations too. And they're a relatively new brand in the mirrorless sector as well.

@Thomas Kachadurian - I know they were the first wth mirrorless. When I wrote 'new' I wasn't quite clear enough, I meant as a brand, compared to other brands that have been around for decades, Panasonic's entry into the camera market is relatively new, and under a sub-brand that's not their own name. Of course there's Sony too who are also a relative newcomer to the camera world. But they bought into it by purchasing Konica Minolta's camera division and kept their name on the cameras. And now are technologically leaders in the field too.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 06:48 UTC

I don't know...no matter how good they are (and they are from most of the reviews I've eyed over, about them) Panasonic's Lumix range of cameras just don't interest me very much. Maybe its name recognition...or lack there of, or that they use (to me the undesirable) 4/3rd's format. But then I like Fujifilm's range of MILC's and their X-100 variations too. And they're a relatively new brand in the mirrorless sector as well.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 17:03 UTC as 113th comment | 8 replies
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