PaulSnowcat

PaulSnowcat

Lives in Russian Federation Moscow, Russian Federation
Works as a Game Designer
Joined on Nov 10, 2007
About me:

Amateur photographer, used quite alot cameras, starting with primitive film ones, then some film SLRs, some P&S digitals, Samsung GX-10, then used Olympus gear and was happy with is but when Olympus killed it's wonderful E system, I moved to Sony and currently I am a happy owner of A-7II.

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Ummm... What's the point of this sickness?

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2018 at 18:21 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies

Looks more like a game for me then like a real tool. At least for now.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2018 at 13:02 UTC as 16th comment

Great! More options! Chinese manufacturers will create a good alternative to first party lenses.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2018 at 22:03 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon dominates World Press Photo 2018 camera breakdown (379 comments in total)

This is quite logical. Nikon gives you the best quality and great reliability - this is needed to take great shots. In some years ML cameras will reach the same level of quality and reliability, but right now Nikon makes the best cameras.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2018 at 20:36 UTC as 99th comment | 1 reply
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PaulSnowcat: Well, the DSLR technology is really seeing it's last YEARS. But what does it mean? I means that now, more then ever IT IS TIME TO BUY A DSLR! Because now DSLRs are at the peak of their technological form while (system-wise) being less expensive then systems based on new ML technology!

MLs, for a larger price (you should ALWAYS look at SYSTEM price, not a body price!) gives you some trinkets, yes, but basic systems are yet much worse in ML world then in DSLR world. Compare this for example - Fuji was proud that their AF works now (H1 camera ONLY!) at -1EV. -1, guys! Seriously!? A camera for $1600? That is a level of beginner's Nikons!

That situation WILL change. DSLRs will disappear mainly in 5-10 years I think, But right now - it is time to buy a new DSLR of the latest generation - they are much better then ML cameras YET while the system cost is less! Let ML cameras develop without your money until they REALLY will reach DSLRs level of comfort and be as glitchless as DSLRs now.

NetMage, well, maybe it will come in near future. But Canon already stated that they begin ML development even at the cost of DSLR death. So maybe you can just take Nikon D500. It IS the best APS-C DSLR ever made, really.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 14:44 UTC
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PaulSnowcat: Guys, seriously, do you have an interview with Nikon? I cannot believe that you interviewed EVERY camera manufacturer except Nikon :) I also cannot believe that Nikon said "no, we don't wanna talk to you"... Give us a hint at least!

@Barney, thanks for this info, waiting to see what Nikon had to say,,, In a few days there will be a photo show in Moscow, Russia, so maybe I'll be able to fetch some info there from them :)

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 08:02 UTC

Well, the DSLR technology is really seeing it's last YEARS. But what does it mean? I means that now, more then ever IT IS TIME TO BUY A DSLR! Because now DSLRs are at the peak of their technological form while (system-wise) being less expensive then systems based on new ML technology!

MLs, for a larger price (you should ALWAYS look at SYSTEM price, not a body price!) gives you some trinkets, yes, but basic systems are yet much worse in ML world then in DSLR world. Compare this for example - Fuji was proud that their AF works now (H1 camera ONLY!) at -1EV. -1, guys! Seriously!? A camera for $1600? That is a level of beginner's Nikons!

That situation WILL change. DSLRs will disappear mainly in 5-10 years I think, But right now - it is time to buy a new DSLR of the latest generation - they are much better then ML cameras YET while the system cost is less! Let ML cameras develop without your money until they REALLY will reach DSLRs level of comfort and be as glitchless as DSLRs now.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2018 at 07:55 UTC as 151st comment | 2 replies
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PaulSnowcat: Guys, seriously, do you have an interview with Nikon? I cannot believe that you interviewed EVERY camera manufacturer except Nikon :) I also cannot believe that Nikon said "no, we don't wanna talk to you"... Give us a hint at least!

Thanks for the reply!

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2018 at 07:19 UTC

Guys, seriously, do you have an interview with Nikon? I cannot believe that you interviewed EVERY camera manufacturer except Nikon :) I also cannot believe that Nikon said "no, we don't wanna talk to you"... Give us a hint at least!

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2018 at 01:17 UTC as 30th comment | 16 replies

Thanks for all the interviews from CP+! I wonder, do you still have an interview with Nikon as well up in your sleeve, guys?

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2018 at 11:32 UTC as 30th comment
On article Lytro is officially shutting down (207 comments in total)
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Jon Stern: It's interesting that Raytrix GmbH, who have been around for years, without any of the Silicon Valley hype, continue to quietly exist. Selling plenoptic cameras for industrial use, to customers who have a problem that it solves.

"Quietly" does not give you fame nor millions nor popularity. Perhaps Lytro wanted all this so "quietly" was not for them so they declared a revolution. Which no one ever wanted...

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2018 at 14:00 UTC
On article Google reportedly to acquire Lytro for $40 million (166 comments in total)

When it all began with Lytro, I said that this is a technology good only for smartphones. Here is the proof I was right. Will be interesting to see smartphones with such cameras.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2018 at 20:13 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies
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Schweikert: It's comical that Apple couldn't overcome the notch design, but what is worse is the number of Android clones that mimic the same awful notch too. It won't even exist in 2 years so why copy a terrible crutch of a design.

(And I'm a 20 year Apple user, more products than I care to declare for work and home.)

It's awful anyway. Mi MIX design is much better, yet I am almost sure Xiaomi will also make a phone with this awful design ><

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2018 at 17:45 UTC

That's pure idiocy. At any time, current press reflects current state of society. That is not BAD nor GOOD, and it is not to be judged. There is NOTHING to be sorry of or to apologize of, because history is the matter of the past. It should be studied, it should be remembered but it should not be blamed! And there is nothing wrong in calling savages "savages" because it is just a fact. It is sad to see how US and EU society is falling into this trap...

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2018 at 22:09 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
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PaulSnowcat: Hmmm... Go on offensive with totally outdated sensors? Or maybe they will ALSO buy Sony's sensors?

No, I don;t know about this. All I know is all their latest sensors are... outdated. Less DR, worse noise. So I THINK that they just don't HAVE good sensors like ones made on Sony factories.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 21:41 UTC

Hmmm... Go on offensive with totally outdated sensors? Or maybe they will ALSO buy Sony's sensors?

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2018 at 15:41 UTC as 66th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon EOS M50 Review (1281 comments in total)

Hey, NIKON! Stop sleeping! We are waiting for your ML camera! Show us how things should be done! At least... um... try to.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2018 at 07:10 UTC as 318th comment | 2 replies
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PaulSnowcat: So, Tokina has started to use Ultrsonic motors? Great! I love their UWA lenses, hope to see their updates in 2018!

Really? I must've missed it... Does Tokina 11-20 has an US motor? It is rather noisy...

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 21:14 UTC

So, Tokina has started to use Ultrsonic motors? Great! I love their UWA lenses, hope to see their updates in 2018!

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 16:51 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
On article Pentax K-1 Mark II: What you need to know (460 comments in total)
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Ergo607: I know people will moan (no updated AF or buffer, no etc.) but to me it just goes to show how good the K-1 already was (and is.) A great camera just got greater. Thanks Pentax!

They could EASILY upgrade the buffer size. Memory is cheap. Why they did not?

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2018 at 23:27 UTC
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