GabrielZ

GabrielZ

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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? (384 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 9th 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

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

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 14:56 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2673 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 (2673 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 426th 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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