Botifarro

Botifarro

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Leica sucks up to Huawei, Hasselblad sucks up to OnePlus, Zeiss sucks up to Vivo and now rumors are that Canon and Nikon are possibly negotiating to suck up to Xiaomi. Chinese BS sucking up everyone bending over for an extra buck all across the board.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2021 at 08:42 UTC as 4th comment | 3 replies

Blah blah blah.. there is no more Hasselblad, its CHINAblad now. The Sweeds will do no more and no less than what their masters tell them, end of story. Better sell this as Chinese enterprise for what it actually is now then a sappy fantasy-land European iconic thing that is no more.

And beside the fact that basically no one buys these cameras.. aka no one, these videos would have had their place back in 2016 when this camera was originally released. But now? Irrelevance, complete. Fujifilm eat their breakfast, their lunch, their dinner, and all their snacks in between long time ago.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2021 at 08:40 UTC as 24th comment | 10 replies
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Botifarro: :
OK so basically this is 98% the same camera all over again and still without any sort of usable AF or even at least a path for RF mount option or upgrade. This thing is really starting to fall behind and aside from just getting it out so it looks like Black Magic ha something new and is doing something, I see this as a totally pointless release. There was an absolute market relevance and unique product segment about the pocket cinema camera when it was first released and then originally followed-up many years ago. But as it stands today, even with it's still very respectable and competitive pricing point, it's simply starting to fall very short as the competition toughens-up from all sides of the cinema camera business and from very capable FF mirrorless with immensely more advanced capabilities.

As I said, its at a competitive price point. And as I said, is it a worthy upgrade to last year's release? No.

I am willing to buy into new models and meaningful updates.
Into tweaks? No.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2021 at 06:50 UTC

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OK so basically this is 98% the same camera all over again and still without any sort of usable AF or even at least a path for RF mount option or upgrade. This thing is really starting to fall behind and aside from just getting it out so it looks like Black Magic ha something new and is doing something, I see this as a totally pointless release. There was an absolute market relevance and unique product segment about the pocket cinema camera when it was first released and then originally followed-up many years ago. But as it stands today, even with it's still very respectable and competitive pricing point, it's simply starting to fall very short as the competition toughens-up from all sides of the cinema camera business and from very capable FF mirrorless with immensely more advanced capabilities.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2021 at 06:10 UTC as 23rd comment | 7 replies

As an iPhone12 user let me say Apple is starting to look pathetic on just about all fronts of phone design, but specially on the camera department with their 12MP sensors & lavish lack of originality or courage to innovate in any way. Long gone are the days the Chinese only copied. Now just about all mobile cameras tech & designs come from them.

A bathtub sized notch, no screen high refresh, no fingerprint unlock, lame wired & wireless charging speeds, 12MP cams for nearly 6 years, no periscopic zoom, no improved stabilization (and no, the Max sensor-shift is pointless).. all already surpassed YEARS ago by small Chinese companies with the audacity to innovate. And apart from minimal absolutely measly spec bumps, the iPhone 12s/13 will be the same s..t all over again.

I don't like Android but reality bites me (and at a ridiculous overprice) every time I pick-up my idiotic phone & use it (and 75% of the time can't even get it unlocked unless via password when wearing my face mask).

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2021 at 01:36 UTC as 18th comment | 13 replies
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Im sorry but what is the point of this? To hog your phone just to use it's screen and network capabilities and actually not take ANY advange of the phone's native computational imaging hardware? I mean, really? If the makers of this "camera" are so deep into it's technological advancements, they can't simply slab a touchscreen on the.back and give it WiFi? Come on..

And then, all of this to using an already xx years-old microscopic M34 sensor and with a lower resolution than ALL THE PHONES ON THE MARKET? ..and I mean really, A L L phones! Come on, again..

And this (if no delays or mishaps) for an end of 2021 release, meaning actually mass shipping sometime next year? One year in this industry is immense & this will be outdated start to finish & top to bottom by the time it reaches anyone's hands. Come on, yet again..

I commend any efforts on pushing out new technologies,. bold forward thinking products & courageous new designs, but all this makes absolutely no sense, zero.

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nikonluminix.. that must be super very special s..t..y glass and some very special GH5 that you are using! Congrats :)

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2021 at 11:06 UTC
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Botifarro: :
Im sorry but what is the point of this? To hog your phone just to use it's screen and network capabilities and actually not take ANY advange of the phone's native computational imaging hardware? I mean, really? If the makers of this "camera" are so deep into it's technological advancements, they can't simply slab a touchscreen on the.back and give it WiFi? Come on..

And then, all of this to using an already xx years-old microscopic M34 sensor and with a lower resolution than ALL THE PHONES ON THE MARKET? ..and I mean really, A L L phones! Come on, again..

And this (if no delays or mishaps) for an end of 2021 release, meaning actually mass shipping sometime next year? One year in this industry is immense & this will be outdated start to finish & top to bottom by the time it reaches anyone's hands. Come on, yet again..

I commend any efforts on pushing out new technologies,. bold forward thinking products & courageous new designs, but all this makes absolutely no sense, zero.

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nixonluminix:
1) That is (yet another) really stupid Youtube video and comparison, and..

2) If you really think in any way that a close to 1" sized 3rd generation Samsung 108MP Isocell sensor with insanely capable computational imaging pipelines behind it can't outresolve in just about all ways imaginable an old 10MP M34 sensor, I dearly suggest you go to your nearest Samsung retailer and spend a few minutes with something like the Galaxy S21. Go ahead, go goof around, take some shots in and outdoors, and then take just 1 minute to seriously look at the pictures it produces. Maybe later we can talk again. YOUR EXPERIENCE, not from "expert" videos from "expert" Youtubers.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2021 at 07:21 UTC

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Im sorry but what is the point of this? To hog your phone just to use it's screen and network capabilities and actually not take ANY advange of the phone's native computational imaging hardware? I mean, really? If the makers of this "camera" are so deep into it's technological advancements, they can't simply slab a touchscreen on the.back and give it WiFi? Come on..

And then, all of this to using an already xx years-old microscopic M34 sensor and with a lower resolution than ALL THE PHONES ON THE MARKET? ..and I mean really, A L L phones! Come on, again..

And this (if no delays or mishaps) for an end of 2021 release, meaning actually mass shipping sometime next year? One year in this industry is immense & this will be outdated start to finish & top to bottom by the time it reaches anyone's hands. Come on, yet again..

I commend any efforts on pushing out new technologies,. bold forward thinking products & courageous new designs, but all this makes absolutely no sense, zero.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2021 at 18:14 UTC as 17th comment | 7 replies
On article Fujifilm GFX 100S review (925 comments in total)
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All across-the-board and independently of you having or not a bias in favor or against Fujifilm, this camera overshadows anything, everything and anything in the full-frame and medium format categories.. it's almost embarrassing to all other bigger imaging companies at this point. Period, done and case closed. Fujifilm is quickly becoming the "smaller" company to beat and this product redefines what true value and real IQ are. This is absolutely a product that is remarkable on all fronts no matter how you look at it and masterful feat of engineering. My hats-off to Fujifilm, from how far away they've come to how unbelievably smart they are moving forward. They prove once again they are a photographers company and know and love what they do in the name of the medium itself, not just as a money making or technological-prone venture. Well done, well well done indeed and all success absolutely deserved.

People THAT HAVE NEVER USED A GFX keep making mathematical numbers & spec sheets based assumptions that the GFX's sensor "isn't significantly bigger" than FF or that the difference between them is lesser than an upgrade from APS-C to FF. Photography is about subjective & interpretational imagery, not about equivalences or absolute values. I own a GFX100 & is by far, especially in its price range, the best imaging capture device I have been fortunate enough to own & use. It's leaps & bounds ahead of anything FF, that's it. And for those who REALLY DONT SEE THE DIFFERENCE, that's fine too. Just keep shooting with your mobile phone or even something smaller if you can find & be happy with the results. Remember that you can get the same or more horsepower from a turbo charged 4-cylinder than from a big V8.. and then come also tell me "there's not a big performance difference", that there are "no advantages" for a larger displacement, and please, keep happily driving your small engine :)

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2021 at 23:00 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Chris and Jordan react to the Sony a1 (362 comments in total)
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Botifarro: :
Like it or not and any criticism or bias aside, this camera overshadows anything, everything and anything in the full-frame and medium format categories.. it's almost embarrassing to all other bigger imaging companies at this point. Fujifilm is quickly becoming the "smaller" company to beat and this product redefines what true value and real IQ are. This is absolutely a product that is remarkable on all fronts no matter how you look at it and masterful feat of engineering. My hats-off to Fujifilm, from how far away they've come to how unbelievably smart they are moving forward. They prove once again they are a photographers company and know and love what they do in the name of the medium itself, not just as a money making or technological-prone venture. Well done, well well done indeed and all success absolutely deserved.

Yes I made mistake and post the wrong thread. Unfortunately after a few minutes after posting, editing is not possible. Not the end of the world, everyone can make a mistake.. at least me, just a common imperfect mortal.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2021 at 14:28 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 100S review (925 comments in total)

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All across-the-board and independently of you having or not a bias in favor or against Fujifilm, this camera overshadows anything, everything and anything in the full-frame and medium format categories.. it's almost embarrassing to all other bigger imaging companies at this point. Period, done and case closed. Fujifilm is quickly becoming the "smaller" company to beat and this product redefines what true value and real IQ are. This is absolutely a product that is remarkable on all fronts no matter how you look at it and masterful feat of engineering. My hats-off to Fujifilm, from how far away they've come to how unbelievably smart they are moving forward. They prove once again they are a photographers company and know and love what they do in the name of the medium itself, not just as a money making or technological-prone venture. Well done, well well done indeed and all success absolutely deserved.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2021 at 09:46 UTC as 140th comment | 12 replies
On article DPReview TV: Chris and Jordan react to the Sony a1 (362 comments in total)

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Like it or not and any criticism or bias aside, this camera overshadows anything, everything and anything in the full-frame and medium format categories.. it's almost embarrassing to all other bigger imaging companies at this point. Fujifilm is quickly becoming the "smaller" company to beat and this product redefines what true value and real IQ are. This is absolutely a product that is remarkable on all fronts no matter how you look at it and masterful feat of engineering. My hats-off to Fujifilm, from how far away they've come to how unbelievably smart they are moving forward. They prove once again they are a photographers company and know and love what they do in the name of the medium itself, not just as a money making or technological-prone venture. Well done, well well done indeed and all success absolutely deserved.

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2021 at 09:32 UTC as 64th comment | 4 replies

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Sony has profusely, lavishly, utterly, completely and totally lost their marbles about pricing.

I have one word that defines what true forward-thinking means and who is on the right track of actual normalcy, value and innovation: Fujifilm.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2021 at 01:26 UTC as 108th comment | 5 replies

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And all of this in the same miniscule, dinky and most un-ergonomic body of ANY camera on the market.. and without even a built-in battery grip. If this is a "pro" camera, let me go outside to see if a meteor is coming, because I think maybe it is. What a joke.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2021 at 01:22 UTC as 169th comment | 7 replies

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Sony, that has absolutely no market share in the mobile phone market, and I mean ZERO, has got to be completely out of their marbles with a pricing of this already last-year and spec'd outdated absurdity.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2021 at 01:19 UTC as 40th comment | 7 replies

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Anyone still dreaming and fantasizing that Nikon has any chance of survival in the long run w h a t-s o-e v e r, lives on another planet.

Surely they will not fold overnight, surely they will get acquired by someone else, and surely Nikon's industrial/medical divisions might somehow keep going independently or in another form as part of Nikon corporation. But Nikon's fate was written on the wall for more than a decade ago worth of preposterously bad management and product release decisions, one after the next. Nikon is a dead-end, and weather folks keep thinking it's not, there is no way out no matter how many cost-saving measures they take at this point. It is just a matter of time, and other smaller brands will equally follow suit.

This is a business (boutique brands like Leica aside) that within a consumer viewpoint in a couple years will be predominantly dominated by Sony, Canon and (possibly, hopefully) Panasonic. Everybody else floating around has no chance, done and period.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2020 at 13:57 UTC as 55th comment | 12 replies
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"iPhone 12 Pro Max review round-up":

Basically 98% the SAME EXACT PHONE as the 11 Pro Max. Apple's marketing BS, real-world bore and lavish laziness has no boundaries.

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StoneJack, yes true, nothing better than trying a product one self. But seeing so far that initial reviews like from MKBHD, the Verge, CNET, Engadget and several others all (so far) voiced similar initial opinions and that truth of the matter is that the images are nearly indistinguishable between both different year models, Id find very presumptuous of anyone to assume they are all wrong and that (more than anything else or their voices opinions) their sample photos don't tell the facts as they are.

Either way great phones or as Apple puts it better than anyone, the best iPhones yet. That is till a couple months down the road when the new iPhone 13 rumors kick in (they've started already which is hilarious) and everyone starts looking forward to the next year's model as the 12 will soon suck like now the 11 already does :)

Most people justify buy phones as excuses for their shortcomings and to dream for the next one they're going to buy next.. and the manufacturers keep smiling :)

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2020 at 05:43 UTC
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Botifarro: :
"iPhone 12 Pro Max review round-up":

Basically 98% the SAME EXACT PHONE as the 11 Pro Max. Apple's marketing BS, real-world bore and lavish laziness has no boundaries.

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Sorry to disappoint you. I dont own any iPhone. I base my opinion on the reviews and samples I've seen so far.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2020 at 05:05 UTC

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"iPhone 12 Pro Max review round-up":

Basically 98% the SAME EXACT PHONE as the 11 Pro Max. Apple's marketing BS, real-world bore and lavish laziness has no boundaries.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2020 at 03:14 UTC as 12th comment | 22 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix S 20-60mm F3.5-5.6 sample gallery (102 comments in total)
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mu7z: Is there an e-mount lens with a similar focal length rang and size?

Its an APS lens of course. An 18-45 is not an easy lens to design and manufacture and will never be cheap nor be in a kit form. Plus Canon is not in the habit of manking RF lenses that are cheap.. they are for the most part optically excellent, but mostly high-end and it's their primary focus. But, we will see. Canon has surprised everyone with great releases recently, no reason to believe they can't do it soon again :)

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2020 at 13:17 UTC
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