hiplnsdrftr

Lives in United States nyc, NY, United States
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hiplnsdrftr: So now you can press this little black cigarette pack up against your eyeball and look like a real dimwit... perfect.

WTF?

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2013 at 02:47 UTC
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hiplnsdrftr: So now you can press this little black cigarette pack up against your eyeball and look like a real dimwit... perfect.

Then again, I guess there's always gonna be people that want to drive their car using reins, those that wish their cellphone had a rotary dial?

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2013 at 19:56 UTC
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hiplnsdrftr: So now you can press this little black cigarette pack up against your eyeball and look like a real dimwit... perfect.

After 30 years of squinting and peeping through all shapes and sizes of viewfinders I can honestly say I often prefer using the camera screen for shooting.

So unfortunately no where near being a kid... Even holding the Contax T3 up to my face always felt strange. Like having an eye-patch. On small cameras I'd much rather use an excellent screen over a mediocre EVF, or any viewfinder for that matter.

Maybe I'm just spoiled by the viewfinders on the dozen or so Pentax 67 I've owned, my excellent Nikon F3hp or the viewfinders on my 1Ds2, 1DS3 and 1Dx.

My appreciation for "screen shooting" was hard to come by, as a life long film shooter I resisted digital cameras for quite a few years. Once I gave in I learned to love digital photography to the point that I prefer it. Instead of shooting 100 rolls of film in a month, 2400 shots at an expense of $5,000, I can now shoot upwards of 10,000 shots in a month at an expense of $0.

In any case this old dog learned to evolve.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2013 at 14:05 UTC

So now you can press this little black cigarette pack up against your eyeball and look like a real dimwit... perfect.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2013 at 02:16 UTC as 70th comment | 7 replies
On article Just posted: Hands-on preview of the Canon EOS 100D/SL1 (379 comments in total)
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Rachotilko: This feels like they admit the EOS M did not do it. So they try to fight M43 from different direction.

uh, as an actual professional photographer, I will say that while I use a 1Dx I also have a GF1, was tempted to buy a NEX7 and/or an XE1 and currently plan on buying the Nikon Coolpix A.

I can only speak for myself but I have no reservations of adding mirrorless cameras to my kit. If Canon made a serious mirrorless camera I would likely buy it.

I used to buy every Canon Gx and Sxx that came out. I definitely don't do that any more. Other than the 1D series Canon no longer exists for me.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2013 at 14:09 UTC

"It has a 7-bladed diaphragm and a lens shutter that work together for essentially silent operation."

Super small APS camera, flat black, silent shutter... my dream camera.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2013 at 15:09 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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zinedi: Again and again - no built-in viewfinder - no camera. Be happy Fuji - competition is still blind. Competition still sleeping.

This camera is nearly perfect for what it is intended to be.

A viewfinder would make it unnecessarily larger. I'm fine holding a dSLR up to my face but I'm much more comfortable shooting with a screen on a GF1 or a S95 sized camera.

Obviously its not for everyone. For those that want viewfinders or tilt screens or F2.0 there are a plethora of other choices.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2013 at 15:05 UTC
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filmrescue: I can get the no viewfinder but if you're skipping the viewfinder then at least have a flip screen. Pretty boring offering from Nikon here.

Flip screen would just make it bigger and clunky. If you want a flip screen theres plenty of other choices.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2013 at 15:00 UTC
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camerosity: No EVF? No thanks. Once again, Nikon is introducing a camera that is overpriced by about 30%. If this had an EVF I'd definitely consider it. But the main reason I love my X100 is for the hybrid viewfinder. And image quality is outstanding. Sorry Nikon, try again.

Viewfinders are not necessary for such a small camera. And you would just like you were pressing a pack of cigarettes up to your eye.

Obviously, Nikon's goal was to make a very small camera... they succeeded wonderfully.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2013 at 14:59 UTC

Thank god for this camera... maybe it will force Canon to get serious?

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2013 at 15:42 UTC as 35th comment
On article Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 review (523 comments in total)
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Princess Leia: Canon is falling behind this market. Nikon high end compact is in the works and Sony is way ahead with Rx1.

Sony protects their dSLR sales by pricing the RX1 at a premium... Canon protects their dSLR sales by releasing a purposely crippled mediocre EOS-M.

Almost all my cameras are Canon. I wish there was a serious offering from Canon. Like you say, they are falling behind.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2013 at 19:49 UTC
On article Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 review (523 comments in total)

Upon handling one in B&H, yeah, it feels amazing. Messing around with it only convinced me that it's rock solid.

Definitely not quite compact. No getting around that.

The price, yes, it's expensive. Keep in mind, in 2000 a Contax T3 with a fixed 35mm lens was about $1,000 and you still had to buy film and pay for processing. My guess is that the price works out to be comprable in the long run, depending on how much you shoot.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2013 at 17:50 UTC as 72nd comment | 1 reply

So, I'm gonna be kinda contrarian and say that this is one of the few P&S designs that makes any sense. At least it's an attempt to evolve and stay relevant.

This N tries to offer something different than the thousands of identical P&S cameras offered by all camera brands. I'm actually shocked that the usually quite conservative Canon put this out.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2013 at 22:32 UTC as 8th comment
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 preview extended (280 comments in total)
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futile32: Question about old compact Film 35mm cameras. I remember when I was a little lad, my dad had a 35mm Olympus Film Camera. I think it was part of the Mju series.

The pictures were always pretty awesome, but I remember the lens being tiny, it made me think alot about today's lens size discussions revolving around APS-C (on the NEX) and FF (on this RX1). Was the old Mju lens just not as fast (aperture) or were they a lower class of Quality?

I guess I'm curious how they pulled off nice images back then with such a small package (perhaps it was just a time before pixel peeping).

I have read statements that digital sensors require that the light hitting it needs to be fairly perpendicular, whereas light can hit film at a more severe angle and still properly expose it, thus the much smaller lenses.

So while the 35mm lens on the FF film Contax T3 is tiny, the 35mm lens on the FF digital RX1 is quite huge by comparison.

Keep in mind, this is what I read on the internet...

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2012 at 20:54 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 preview extended (280 comments in total)
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zinedi: Tell me why some manufacturers are competing in biggest/smallest item horse-race? Max. Mpix number (with IQ trade-off), smallest design (with handling trade-off), etc. Why they simply don't listen to our needs, wishes?
Fuji is trying and showing the way - thank you Fuji, Sony - you are wrong - my opinion only.

There are plenty of big cameras to chose from already. The RX1 is about having compact quality.

I love my 1DS3 but not always so keen on carrying it around.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2012 at 15:33 UTC
On article Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 preview extended (280 comments in total)

I am a professional photographer that has been begging for almost exactly this kind of camera...

The RX1 appears to be an awesome accomplishment. I love the simplicity and focus in it's design. I am relieved that Sony resisted any temptation to include a flip screen. Furthermore, I am fine with the lack of a viewfinder. Honestly, I have used enough digital P&S cameras over the last 7 years that I am just as comfortable shooting with a screen as I am a viewfinder. The inclusion of a pop up flash makes this camera nearly perfect. (I can't believe Canon left it out of the EOS-M!)

Not so sure about the price though. Probably worth it, but to many other things I can get for my $2,800.

Link | Posted on Nov 28, 2012 at 15:30 UTC as 61st comment | 5 replies
On article Hands-on with Nikon V2 (455 comments in total)

Here are the specs compared to GX1, NEX7 and EOS-M...

http://www.dpreview.com/products/compare/side-by-side?products=nikon_v2&products=panasonic_dmcgx1&products=sony_nex7&products=canon_eosm

The only thing that stands out is the 15 fps. And I guess the fact that it has a viewfinder unlike the Panasonic or the Canon.

Considering the much smaller sensor, the Nikon is not significantly more compact than any of the others.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2012 at 13:44 UTC as 86th comment | 3 replies
On article Hands-on with Nikon V2 (455 comments in total)

Here it is compared to NEX7-

http://camerasize.com/compare/#392,33

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2012 at 13:08 UTC as 89th comment | 1 reply
On article Hands-on with Nikon V2 (455 comments in total)
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Ulfric M Douglas: "...We didn't have competitive mirrorless cameras nearby to compare it to directly..."
Oh ... surely not. Someone must've had a NEX or a Pen ... but no.

That really reassures me, Dpreview doesn't have any cameras on hand.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2012 at 13:03 UTC

This is really good news for Panasonic, Olympus, Sony, etc.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 16:04 UTC as 112th comment
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