GabrielZ

GabrielZ

Joined on Feb 3, 2012

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On article Dell's 8K monitor goes on sale in March for $5000 (215 comments in total)
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jcvjcvjcvjcv: Not at 32" and not for $5K.

Highly doubt it offers "Displayport 3.1"...

Yes, reckon that was a typo...

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 06:24 UTC
On article Action-packed: Sony a6500 review (1145 comments in total)

Why in the compare mode there is no Fujifilm X-T2 option offered for comparison? Its got to be its closest rival right?

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2016 at 17:13 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply

No

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 07:18 UTC as 140th comment

First the Chinese copy Apple now Samsung.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 15:02 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2189 comments in total)

Just did a direct comparison with the a6300 (85%) using the widget above and apart from ergonomics/handling and a very slightly lower score on metering/focus accuracy. The Sony beats the Fuji on all fronts, even build quality has the exact same score, I thought the Fuji would win there. Still...I prefer the X-T2, a much nicer looking camera and future Kaizen firmware upgrades might improve performance. Even though the new a6500 will probably clobber it.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 16:34 UTC as 177th comment | 7 replies
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (554 comments in total)

This is what the A6300 should of been from the beginning. It could spell trouble for Fuji's X-T2.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 20:08 UTC as 108th comment | 1 reply
On article Aura is a next generation digital picture frame (74 comments in total)

A great idea but it seems really expensive.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2016 at 12:28 UTC as 22nd comment

So still not as good as the S7, HTC 10 or even the S6 Edge Plus. A big improvement compared to the 6S which was a disappointment performance wise when it was released (up until that model Apples smartphone cameras usually went to the top of the Dx0Mark ranks when released) but still not as good as I was hoping...being an iPhone user myself. Lets wait and see how the 7 Plus does...

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 05:11 UTC as 8th comment
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GabrielZ: This camera has some very fast processors! 18fps full-res RAW with C-AF, 60fps without...wow! But its 4/3 sensor will never match APS-C or FF for DR.

I have nothing against m43 cameras. But the formats DR characteristics are not generally as good as larger format sensors, this new Oly may change that to a certain extent, but its not there yet. DPReview will corroborate this too. I also found Saurat's comment quite amusing...if you only knew how old I actually am! But I'm not going to tell you. :)

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 21:06 UTC

This camera has some very fast processors! 18fps full-res RAW with C-AF, 60fps without...wow! But its 4/3 sensor will never match APS-C or FF for DR.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 18:20 UTC as 97th comment | 7 replies

A nice upgrade for these cameras. It would of been nice to see 4K/60fps capability though. Mind you that would of required a powerful processor together with the heat, cost and battery drainage issues that would cause.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 18:14 UTC as 32nd comment
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cd cooker: 'X is focused on compactness, GFX allows different aspect ratios and the ultimate image quality. X and GFX: two systems that complement each other.'

So X is for APS-C and GFX is for medium format. Does it imply there will be FX from Fuji that is for full frame?

Fuji is still working together with Panasonic or organic imaging sensors I believe. If they finally crack the overheating and mass production issues an APS-C organic sensor could easily out do a standard FF sensor on DR.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 18:08 UTC

What's the point of the clip on EVF? Is it going to be an optional extra to keep the basic purchase price down? As it seems to incorporate a tilt-able back screen too. Just had a look over the official press release and from the side the GFX looks incredibly thick and chunky for a mirrorless! The Hasselblad X1D's main body thickness seems svelte by comparison...from the official press photos anyway.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 16:22 UTC as 105th comment | 2 replies

They've removed the ultrasonic sensor cleaning! I remember what an annoyance dust particles settling on the sensor of my EOS-20D was like. This is a step backwards and penny pinching if ever I saw it.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2016 at 05:22 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On article Rebel in your pocket: Canon EOS M3 Review (464 comments in total)

If the EOS M3 is so uncompetitive compared to the competition with sub-par performances in nearly all categories that matter, why did they still give it the relatively high score of 75%? In the past on this site that would of been a silver rating no?

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 22:11 UTC as 54th comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (382 comments in total)

This article is timely for me. As I'm in a situation now where I'm trying to choose between a D750 and D500. I really want FF this time around which works in the D750s favour, but a number of commentators here are saying the image quality hit with the D500s APS-C sensor in minimal. And I'm also reading here that the build quality of the D750 is not the best (an extremely important consideration for me!) as I want a solid reliable camera for many years to come, and can't afford to upgrade every couple of years. The D500 is also more technically advanced than the D750 and has some nice handling improvements like the AF point joystick, touch screen and those cool back-lit controls inherited from the D4/D5. But its also much more expensive in my part of the world and its not FF despite having an FF size body...decisions decisions...if the D500 had an FF sensor at the price its selling at, it would be perfect! I think I'm leaning towards the D500 anyway...

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2016 at 21:15 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On article Still solid: Fujifilm X-E2S Review (239 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: I have an X-E2 I purchased new last year, upgraded with V4.0 firmware which basically turns it into an X-E2S. I agree that the handling is great and very easily customisable. The build quality is generally good rather than excellent though. The rear control dial is too loose and the aluminium control dials tilted forward slightly from the horizontal with quite a lot of play in them (especially the EC dial) giving the impression they could be snapped off with a little effort as well as a few other smaller niggles. But what gutted me recently was noticing after a recent night shoot (not the first with this camera) a burnt pixel in the central right quadrant of the frame revealing itself as a distracting bright white dot. Its easily removed in post and probably won't be that noticeable in daylight shooting. But it shouldn't have a faulty sensor after only a year and half of quite mild use. My previous EOS-20D had no such issues after nearly a decade of much more extensive usage.

Due to this I'm contemplating going back to a Nikon or Canon DSLR for my next camera upgrade despite really liking what I've seen so far of the new Fujifilm X-T2. Maybe because MILCs with their EVFs and constantly on sensors when shooting results in this kind of thing happening more often than with DSLRs?

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2016 at 22:09 UTC
On article Still solid: Fujifilm X-E2S Review (239 comments in total)

I have an X-E2 I purchased new last year, upgraded with V4.0 firmware which basically turns it into an X-E2S. I agree that the handling is great and very easily customisable. The build quality is generally good rather than excellent though. The rear control dial is too loose and the aluminium control dials tilted forward slightly from the horizontal with quite a lot of play in them (especially the EC dial) giving the impression they could be snapped off with a little effort as well as a few other smaller niggles. But what gutted me recently was noticing after a recent night shoot (not the first with this camera) a burnt pixel in the central right quadrant of the frame revealing itself as a distracting bright white dot. Its easily removed in post and probably won't be that noticeable in daylight shooting. But it shouldn't have a faulty sensor after only a year and half of quite mild use. My previous EOS-20D had no such issues after nearly a decade of much more extensive usage.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2016 at 22:06 UTC as 64th comment | 2 replies
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TBLF: Hasselblad runs the risk of becoming the Luis Vuitton of camera makers... overpriced silly junk with their name on it for the insecure brand conscious consumer. If they would just stick to making kick a$$ MF lenses and bodies, I think they would be a whole lot better off ... especially avoiding escapades like re-branded Sony SLR's and Cell Phones... but hey, what do I know... I'm not a multi $$$$ corporation.

As is Leica...

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 15:37 UTC

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 39th comment
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