Ceistinne

Joined on Aug 16, 2010

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On article Nikon Z 24-50mm F4-6.3 sample gallery (200 comments in total)
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AdamT: Seems to be doing the job for an ultra slow throw in plastic kit lens - way better than the comically poor Sony 28-70 F3.5-5.6 which Kits with the 24Mp A7 series..
I can`t see anyone paying 400 anything (Pounds, Euros or Bux) for one of these but as a freebie in a kit, £150 split from a kit or maybe £125 secondhand , a handly cheap backup or compact street lens with no serious issues I can see from the samples .................... Lets hope they manage to make them consistently so you`re not having to cherry pick from 10 lenses to find a good one

I had that Sony 28-70 F3.5-5.6 and I must say the one I had was quite a good lens such that I can never understand the bashing it gets here in DPR but then bashers seem to thrive in forums.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2020 at 20:27 UTC
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Ceistinne: The body shape looks a little like the Sigma dp Quattros.
Very expensive, might be good enough value at about $1000.

The fixed 30mm f2.8 lens on the Sigma dp2 Quattro is equally as good, if not better and that camera can be had from BH Photo for $899.00

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2020 at 12:48 UTC

The body shape looks a little like the Sigma dp Quattros.
Very expensive, might be good enough value at about $1000.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2020 at 21:29 UTC as 257th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II coming October 14 (938 comments in total)
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Melindra: I love Nikon, strong emotional attachment, but the Z7 was lackluster. I'll sell it soon as I have no need for it anymore.

I really have no desire to buy a Nikon product anymore which is super sad.

Please go back to the glory days Nikon, I'll only come back for the cool stuff that no one else has and I'm happy to pay for it.

What do you use instead and what is lackluster about the Z7.?

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2020 at 12:24 UTC

There was a Cosmic Symbol also. I have one and it works, also a Zorki, a Lubitel & a Moscow (Moskva I think) folding 120 film camera with rangefinder in a collection of old cameras. They all work.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2020 at 23:26 UTC as 20th comment
On article Canon RF 600mm F11 real-world samples (382 comments in total)

If this lens was made by any company other that Canon (or maybe Nikon or Sony) nobody would even consider. f11, very good light or high ISOs needed at all times. My old f8 Soligor would just as well.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2020 at 16:30 UTC as 67th comment | 2 replies

$900.00 a ridiculous price. I remember "experts" saying that the original Lydith was the worst lens around at the time. Having said that I had one and thought it was quite a good lens. May be I should have kept it.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2020 at 12:35 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply

A bunch of samples that, in my opinion, prove nothing and in no way lets me see that the R5 is or is not any better than any other camera. The snapshots could have been made with a Box Brownie.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2020 at 12:36 UTC as 77th comment | 2 replies
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Ceistinne: That guy's technique is so unbelieveably unprofessional that he would never get the sensor clean.
1. Cleaning around the mount in the way he did it would only add to the dust on shutter/sensor.
2. Leaving the camera strap flap around the way he did is literally throwing dust and fibres into the open sensor.
3. He is breathing and talking into the open sensor probably firing spittle in there
4. He's wearing a top which shedding fibres as he moves around over the open sensor.
5. The open sensor is facing upwards at all times ready for any dust to drop on to it.
I wouldn't get that "engineer" to sweep the floor not to mind a digital camera sensor.

One more thing, the dust spot showing constantly on the top left corner of the LCD would have been on the bottom left corner of the sensor. He was dabbing the top left of the sensor and, therefore, would never clean the spot. One sweep with a wet swab would have done the job in two or three minutes.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2019 at 00:44 UTC

That guy's technique is so unbelieveably unprofessional that he would never get the sensor clean.
1. Cleaning around the mount in the way he did it would only add to the dust on shutter/sensor.
2. Leaving the camera strap flap around the way he did is literally throwing dust and fibres into the open sensor.
3. He is breathing and talking into the open sensor probably firing spittle in there
4. He's wearing a top which shedding fibres as he moves around over the open sensor.
5. The open sensor is facing upwards at all times ready for any dust to drop on to it.
I wouldn't get that "engineer" to sweep the floor not to mind a digital camera sensor.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2019 at 14:11 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
On article Don't buy another lens, buy a flash instead (337 comments in total)
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Majauskasson: The huge teetering, wobbly units Miss Carey recommends above are typically ridiculous-looking, clumsy and unwieldy flashes nobody wants. No surprise here. These are embarrassing. If DSLRs look insanely indiscreet in today's age of smart phone cameras, try adding one of these gigantic flash units on top - you'll have about 8in or more massive vertical black hardware pointing at people. Unless we are stuck in the 1940s, flash manufacturers need to start taking miniatarisation seriously, and that's why meantime, Carey Rose, nobody uses flash.

Natural light is fine and usually the best option but there are many many situations where flash or some other lighting is a must.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2017 at 21:27 UTC

Looks like a seriously interesting camera, but very expensive for enthusiasts.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 22:56 UTC as 73rd comment
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BobT3218: In its day it would have been considered a cheap Jap crap Leica knock-off which indeed it was. Nevertheless, it is a great collectors' item and I'm surprised it's not worth more.

More like a Contax I would think.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2016 at 23:40 UTC
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babart: Interesting, but I sure wish Sigma would make lenses for Sony a series of camera bodies.

The Sigma SA and Sigma Canon EOS mount lenses can be used on Sony with the MC-11 adapter.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 23:34 UTC
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MarcoSartoriPhoto: I own a dp2 Quattro, and after two weeks of use I bought also a dp3 Quattro. The only complain I have is the lack of an EVF, but the loupe is on its way.

IQ is stellar: read Ming Thein review of the dp2 Quattro and see some comparision with a d810.

The advantage of a fixed lens is that it's perfectly matched to the sensor.

It's not a Swiss knife camera, it's more a dedicated tool, a bisturi: you must know what you're going to do with it, and what it can give. Bear that in mind and soon you will treat it like a MF camera and feel like a modern Ansel Adams, but with less weight to carry around :)

Well said. The loupe in bright conditions is the icing on the cake, perfectly matched in every way.
Looking forward to seeing a Quattro sensor SD at some stage.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 12:18 UTC
On article Hungarian law bans photos taken without consent (321 comments in total)

Stupid, bad law at the very least.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2014 at 23:45 UTC as 73rd comment

Protectionism is never a good idea, particularly regarding simple accessories like batteries, lenses cable releases and any such items. I would put denying spare parts to repairers in the same category.
If it's true it will hurt Nikon or any other company practising such restrictions.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 00:46 UTC as 124th comment
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dunkreid: I commiserate with the staff. I've had excellent, knowledgable service from Jessops branches in Glasgow. And I remember when their prices used to be competitive - £399 for an Oly ZD 11-22mm back in the day, for example.

However, in my humble opinion, Jessops over extended themselves in the early 2000's and the iimpact of these acquisitions was that Jessops have had to pay the prohibitive business and property rates involved in having a prolific High Street presence (and the UK High Street is on it's knees, irrespective of sector), while the online competition with much less in the way of overheads has been able to undercut Jessops left, right and centre.

Never mind the impact of phone camera's, they've been up against it for ages in the traditional camera market because their business model's out of whack with the way things now work and was simply not sustainable; too much bricks and mortar on the High Street costing an arm and a leg in business and property rates.

Well said, I think you've hit the nail on the head. Hope the company will survive but change to be more like what the old Jessops was before the madcap drive to acquire more and more stores took hold.
They gave good value then, it could be done again.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2013 at 23:16 UTC
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Miguel Teotonio: Slow AF, strange noises when focusing, weird focal lenght for a one lens camera, drains batteries like hell but ... has foveon sensor? Fail!!!

Have you used the DP1 Merrill ?????

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2012 at 12:01 UTC
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