eliehbk

Lives in United States New York, AK, United States
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Joined on Oct 29, 2011

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sirhawkeye64: Ditch the Nikon 1 line and the DL series. Build a mirrorless based around the entry-level DSLR bodies (but thinner and obviously without a mirror) and make it compatible with existing DSLR glass. That way, they can focus on the camera bodies, and not have to worry about lenses, since Nikon already has an extensive line of Nikon F-mount lenses. I mean, I'm sure NIkon has considered this, but why haven't then done this already. Instead, they created the Nikon 1. Yes it's smaller and lighter, but also developing a new set of lenses and a new camera system with new lens mounting system, takes resources. Why not re-use what they already have, and focus on the mirrorless bodies that can be paired with the existing glass? I strongly believe that while DSLRs probably won't die off completely any time soon, mirrorless will become the norm for cameras pretty soon (~5-10 years; unless something new we haven't heard of yet comes out).

Because Nikon and Canon refuse to compromise their sale line up and by not embracing the mirrorless technology I fear they are loosing market share. As it is people are not into buying camera but instead use their phones all the time, unless you're a hobby photographer or a professional, all people want is to post pictures on the internet that most people view on their phones and frankly you can't tell the difference on an iPhone screen between a Phase One or an iPhone.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 22:23 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1081 comments in total)

Shame on you... how dare you Dpreview? Steve Huff might sue you for this shocker g review, only silver???

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 00:30 UTC as 109th comment
On article Leica M10 real-world sample gallery (345 comments in total)
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rz350: OH yes, those pictures were clearly taken with a Sony RX100 V. Oops Leica M10. The difference is so evident. How you spend your money is up to you.

Yes but apparently Stevie is bored from the Sony now.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 17:43 UTC
On article Leica M10 real-world sample gallery (345 comments in total)
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rz350: OH yes, those pictures were clearly taken with a Sony RX100 V. Oops Leica M10. The difference is so evident. How you spend your money is up to you.

Please don't let Steve Huff hear you, apparently it's the best thing since Sony last blue ray player.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 17:10 UTC
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uhoh07: You have to love all the little trolls knashing teeth and trying to comprehend what has just happened. If the M10 can shoot at ISO 6400 as claimed, that, combined with the classic M6 footprint, big OVF, nice EVF and tools will easily make it the 2017 "camera of the year".

The bloated ugly Canikons and Nex-like medium format Fujis and Hassies will just knash their teeth in the shawdows as M10s are carried ON the runways around the world in the next months. Solms just made a supermodel, and the whole world is about to "read all about it".

You can't overstate the success of the M10 for Leica. After trashing the very nice SL, DPR is peeing their pants over this camera and "editing DNGs to taste".

I love it. :)

You should join the Steve Huff website, group hug there over the camera and at such an affordable price.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 00:23 UTC
On article 2016 DPReview Readers' Best Shots: Places (122 comments in total)

Beautiful shots. It is sad that we tend to care more about gear than the actual product (pictures). What I want to say is that I find a lot more comments when some gear is out or being reviewed than when these beautiful pictures are featured! Happy New Years everyone.

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2017 at 00:26 UTC as 14th comment
On article Gear of the Year: Richard's choice - Fujifilm X-T2 (172 comments in total)
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Carl Mucks: Fujifilm X-T2 -- Gear of the Year? It's like an April fools' day in the middle of the winter.
No, really, if I didn't use any of Fuji cameras I would have believed this hilarious review. But I did use almost every Fuji, and they all fall short in image quality department. If you want the best Fuji files, buy their Bayer CFA models (X-A1/2/3). The x-trans have serious problems with colors. The OOC jpegs are pretty poor, but that's a small problem. Jpegs from all cameras are relatively poor, so if you value your pictures you would use raw anyway. And that's the biggest Fuji problem. The popular RAW converters (Adobe, Iridient, C1) produce awful colors, very bad color separation, and no micro-contrast to talk about. When you compare it to Canon/Sony (my favorite cameras) then you immediately notice how dull Fuji images are. And don't forget the worms in the landscapes, and plastic looking skin -- yikes! The PhotoNinja and RawTherapee do a better demosaicing job, but fail in other respects

Take it easy Bond/inspector gadget, go get your vodka martini fix and chill.

Link | Posted on Dec 15, 2016 at 02:05 UTC
On article Gear of the Year: Richard's choice - Fujifilm X-T2 (172 comments in total)
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Carl Mucks: Fujifilm X-T2 -- Gear of the Year? It's like an April fools' day in the middle of the winter.
No, really, if I didn't use any of Fuji cameras I would have believed this hilarious review. But I did use almost every Fuji, and they all fall short in image quality department. If you want the best Fuji files, buy their Bayer CFA models (X-A1/2/3). The x-trans have serious problems with colors. The OOC jpegs are pretty poor, but that's a small problem. Jpegs from all cameras are relatively poor, so if you value your pictures you would use raw anyway. And that's the biggest Fuji problem. The popular RAW converters (Adobe, Iridient, C1) produce awful colors, very bad color separation, and no micro-contrast to talk about. When you compare it to Canon/Sony (my favorite cameras) then you immediately notice how dull Fuji images are. And don't forget the worms in the landscapes, and plastic looking skin -- yikes! The PhotoNinja and RawTherapee do a better demosaicing job, but fail in other respects

Wow so much hate and anger it's just a camera and you entitled to your opinion but don't start WWIII

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 20:50 UTC
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Samuel Jessop: 1. Save money for ages for MacBook Pro.
2. Apple raised prices and took away comfortable keyboard.
3. I now have a Surface Book. The display is great for Lightroom, and the keyboard is even better than the ThinkPad it replaced. I am happy to not be the customer Apple had in mind after all.

Likewise, I went from a MBP to a MacBook 12 inch retina, with no ports and the horrible keyboard that I tried to get used to for few months,not to mention the subpar wifi reception. I sold it and got myself a surface pro after 10 years of apple. No regrets at all and windows 10 and just as enjoyable as apple OS, especially with the touch screen and the detachable screen.

Link | Posted on Nov 6, 2016 at 12:36 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D40 (173 comments in total)

My first dslr which I dearly loved. Great camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 01:19 UTC as 34th comment
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WGChsv: As an Olympus fanboy, even I can admit $2000 is preposterously expensive. However, Olympus is well known for putting their stuff on sale several times a year. You have a pretty decent chance of getting this for around $1700-1800 as early as spring 2017. I got my E-M5 II for $200 off only 9 months after it debuted.

Idefixx, brilliant comment about Steve Huff, he's already writing on his website how he's even dumping his wife and kid for this beauty.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 16:59 UTC

Goo times when an FF camera costs 1700 and a micro43 sells for 2000 in times when all consumer electronics are falling in price.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2016 at 13:21 UTC as 109th comment | 1 reply
On article Video: Sony a6500 First Look (339 comments in total)
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eliehbk: Pure esthetically it is one hell of an ugly camera.

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, a camera has to be good, functional and wouldn't hurt if it looks good as well.

The Xpro2 is in a different league altogether looks wise.
This I would compare more to my PlayStation controller.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2016 at 17:10 UTC
On article Video: Sony a6500 First Look (339 comments in total)

Pure esthetically it is one hell of an ugly camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 16:24 UTC as 44th comment | 5 replies
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2190 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: Easily Fuji's best body yet, but at the end of the day, still no IBIS, still weak RAW file support in the most popular PP software, still really expensive. If they could make an X-A2 follow up with an EVF and DNG output they could have a real mainstream winner.

Agreed each to his own, I do not think the Xpro2 looks like a disposable camera at all. I like that it is discreet, I personally have nothing to prove with a flashy camera.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 16:52 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2190 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: Easily Fuji's best body yet, but at the end of the day, still no IBIS, still weak RAW file support in the most popular PP software, still really expensive. If they could make an X-A2 follow up with an EVF and DNG output they could have a real mainstream winner.

For you maybe! I would take the Xpro2 anytime of the day over it. Had the Xt1 and didn't like it at all. I guess this one is a bit better but I do not see the need for an ugly hump in the middle.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 13:33 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2483 comments in total)

Best camera I have ever owned and God knows I've owned quite a few. I just came back from 1 month vacation with the camera + 35 f2 and the 18-55mm. It was such a joy to use, very straight forward, no gimmicks and great Jpeg quality and especially colors that I ended up not shooting RAW. Now I am extremely happy that I do not have to spend days on PP.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 21:51 UTC as 35th comment
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 firmware update 1.01 now available (76 comments in total)
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photomedium: rule no1: buyers of new products always get screwed.

I don't know why you guys complain so much, the camera reset itself once and that was it, it works flawlessly, every 1st generation car has problems, just like everything else, at least Fuji fixes them quickly and then adds some more!!

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 14:52 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Sigma SD cameras and lenses (313 comments in total)
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eliehbk: Anyone has any clue to the pricing?

I wish, remember what the SD1 cost at the beginnig??

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 20:13 UTC
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Sigma SD cameras and lenses (313 comments in total)

Anyone has any clue to the pricing?

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 16:05 UTC as 68th comment | 4 replies
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