GabrielZ

GabrielZ

Joined on Feb 3, 2012

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This maybe the beginning of an era where Sony produce lenses as optically good or better than the competition. Looking forward to read the reviews for these very expensive new lenses.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 16:30 UTC as 135th comment | 3 replies
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (391 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: That top view photo here of the Pen-F is particularly attractive. When I was a kid in the 70s I really would of liked to have an Olympus Trip...mainly because of the David Bailey adverts for it! The XA I also really liked, even today that one looks like a contemporary camera. The OM series SLRs of the 80s, especially the OM-3 and OM-4 also had a delicate sophistication about them.

I also remember that tiny Pentax 110 format interchangeable lens camera which I saw in the window of a photo shop in the high-street, displayed together with a few of its lenses which I fancied a lot too. But when it comes to tiny desirable cameras my creme de la creme were the Minox spy cameras and their 35mm compacts, especially the limited edition jewel like metal/precious metal versions.

That's very interesting, I wasn't aware of that.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 06:20 UTC
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (391 comments in total)

That top view photo here of the Pen-F is particularly attractive. When I was a kid in the 70s I really would of liked to have an Olympus Trip...mainly because of the David Bailey adverts for it! The XA I also really liked, even today that one looks like a contemporary camera. The OM series SLRs of the 80s, especially the OM-3 and OM-4 also had a delicate sophistication about them.

I also remember that tiny Pentax 110 format interchangeable lens camera which I saw in the window of a photo shop in the high-street, displayed together with a few of its lenses which I fancied a lot too. But when it comes to tiny desirable cameras my creme de la creme were the Minox spy cameras and their 35mm compacts, especially the limited edition jewel like metal/precious metal versions.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 18:17 UTC as 98th comment | 2 replies
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endofoto: Sony has to make difference in sensors to force us to buy new cameras. Graphene sensors can increase camera sales, bec silicon sensors cant get any better. Graphene sensors are 1000 times more light sensitive and 10 times cheaper than silicon sensors.

Graphene is one of those high-tech materials that have the potential to change a lot of things. I've been reading about new potential uses for the stuff for years and years. But nothing ever seems to get beyond the R&D labs, and into the hands of consumers.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2016 at 08:39 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1060 comments in total)
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SmilerGrogan: It does beautiful B&Ws. It would be worth it just for those alone.

Yes, I used an OM-D EM-10 for a while and its B&W output was excellent. As was overall IQ in good light, but in lower light levels, things started to fall apart a bit...more visible noise than I was used to from APS-C..

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 18:28 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1060 comments in total)

This camera is almost overkill when it comes to all those knurled knobs and dials...they're everywhere! I like it. Gives Fuji's range a run for their money in the retro-chic department. And that 80MP RAW mode is quite something...imagine the file size on that! But in the end its still uses a 4/3 sensor with its DOF and DR limitations as well as possibly increased high ISO noise levels, compared to APS-C and FF...still quite a desirable camera.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 18:18 UTC as 215th comment | 1 reply
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jaeae: Hmmm. Why 28mm (eq.) again?

Where did good old 35..40mm go to? Yes, one can crop but then some DOF control is lost, too.

I'd really like a modern version of the Oly Mju series or XA.

X100 is fine (correct lens), but maybe a bit heavy/big and no weather sealing.

So as not to compete too closely with the X100T's 35mm equivalent lens I assume. But I agree, a 28mm equivalent fixed lens on camera's such as this, is the wrong focal length choice...35mm is better.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 17:57 UTC

I saw a review of a pre-production version of this camera on YouTube, and it seems quite good. But it uses a cheap feeling toggle switch on the back instead of a proper control dial like you get on the X100T, which I found disappointing.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 17:51 UTC as 3rd comment

The most useful and versatile of Leica's X-series it seems. And the only new Leica along with the Q that I'm quite impressed by. Its filling a new niche...premium, large sensor and ruggedised. A good idea, so I think other brands will probably follow up with similar but obviously more affordable designs.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 17:45 UTC as 24th comment
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ThePalindrome: The first Leica I can think of in recent times that makes really sense. Too bad their prices are beyond reality. Another manufacturer should make the same cam for 700EUR

Fujifilm might be a good candidate for that.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 17:18 UTC
On article Fujifilm announces development of EF-X500 flash (86 comments in total)

Looks like a Metz to me...

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 08:59 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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RJ Ross: And Fuji's just announced the X-E2 4.0 firmware will match all X-E2s specs. Available Feb 4th.
https://www.ephotozine.com/article/fujifilm-x-e2-firmware-v4-0-announced-28718

@Sal Baker - Me too...good on Fuji!

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 16:38 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2500 comments in total)
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RPJG: Not to do with this camera in particular, but:

For cameras that have electronic shutters, why do they also use a physical shutter? Are there problems with electronic shutters at slower shutter speeds?

I know the holly grail of shutters is the global one. But how does a global shutter work and why hasn't there been a large scale introduction of this tech in cameras so far...what are the technical issues holding it back?

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 15:56 UTC

Rugged camera market. The only category left where small sensor compact digital cameras still sell...oh yes, there's Casio with its selfie/make-up bracketing boutique selling cameras for young Chinese fashionistas that I read about not too long ago.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 09:44 UTC as 8th comment
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ozturert: It looks as big as Canon 100-400mm or Nikon 80-400mm. As you go telephoto, APSC advantage diminishes I guess.

Not exactly, a chunky 100-400mm zoom for FF would be equivalent to 150-600mm with APS-C...that's significantly higher magnification...its why a lot of pros use APS-C instead of FF for long telephoto shots...unless you have a super high pixel count FF camera and are happy to crop in post. But that doesn't seem very practical or time efficient (critical for pros) way of doing things.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 09:32 UTC
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RJ Ross: And Fuji's just announced the X-E2 4.0 firmware will match all X-E2s specs. Available Feb 4th.
https://www.ephotozine.com/article/fujifilm-x-e2-firmware-v4-0-announced-28718

@PeaceKeeper - What are you on about? "Fujifilm will release a new firmware update for the original FUJIFILM X-E2 that will give it the same software improvements as the new FUJIFILM X-E2S" and the only 'hardware' difference between the two is a slightly redesigned grip and relabelled button on the back.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 09:18 UTC

I have an X-E2 and was thrilled to read that the FW update for the camera coming on Feb 4th (but rumoured for a while now) will provide all of the extra refinements and features of the just released X-E2S...Kaizen still lives!

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 09:07 UTC as 27th comment
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2500 comments in total)

It would be nice to see Fuji adopt a Nikon like Auto ISO functionality with a future FW upgrade.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 08:42 UTC as 528th comment
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2500 comments in total)
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RPJG: Not to do with this camera in particular, but:

For cameras that have electronic shutters, why do they also use a physical shutter? Are there problems with electronic shutters at slower shutter speeds?

Unless a cameras sensor has a very high refresh rate (like on Sony's latest 1" stacked BSI-CMOS sensor and 42MP FF I believe) there's the problem of a rolling shutter effect with electronic shutters. Its visible with verticals for example, being distorted as if they're bending over slightly.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 08:38 UTC
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GabrielZ: Disappointed by the sensor. PD only covers a measly 40% of the frame and standard (non boosted) ISO range limited to 200-12800. This is old sensor tech in a brand new camera, when Sony releases its rumoured BSI-CMOS 36MP APS-C sensor in the a6100, this design is going to look like a dinosaur! DR will probably be limited too, because of the older sensor, hopefully Fuji's new image processor can help out in that department...if this camera had been released a couple of years ago it would of been great.

@Don Diafragma - I'll check it out.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 08:04 UTC
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