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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PaulSnowcat: ALL NEW Quickshelf technology? Are you sure it's new? Then Why I am using a Chinese backpack with similar (not absolutely the same) construction for half a year already?

It's an Aerfeis AS-1603 2016 L. I bought it in China this spring. 2016 in it's name is model year. It uses very similar idea for it's camera compartment, allowing to pack LOTS of things in a very small space if needed. This Lowepro is bigger of course, but the idea of this "technology" is the same... BTW this is not the first time Lowepro gets inspired by Chinese photo bags, which I use for years. Same happened with Fastpack series. When they were announced, I was using a VERY similar Chinese backpack made by Fancier company for a year or so.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2018 at 07:32 UTC

ALL NEW Quickshelf technology? Are you sure it's new? Then Why I am using a Chinese backpack with similar (not absolutely the same) construction for half a year already?

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2018 at 20:28 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
On article Does sensor size still make a difference? (1053 comments in total)

Bigger sensors give you DIFFERENT pictures. Is it better? Is it worse? Everyone can decide for himself! But lots depends on sensor size, it is just physics so it will not change ever! For example I've used cameras with every sensor size from 2/3" to FF and for me the ideal sensor size it APS-C. I don't need more, I don't want less.

As for computer-generated images... Well... Photoshop can emulate oil paintings, right? Why do we still have artists who draw oil paintings around? This is just the same - smartphone can emulate, but it will always be just a toy for those who have no real skill, nothing else.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2018 at 06:53 UTC as 68th comment | 1 reply

Looks totally UGLY, really.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 19:00 UTC as 21st comment

Fortunately, camera makers DO listen to photographers and they started to create BIGGER mirrorless cameras that finally are comfortable. I mean latest MLs - Panasonic G9, Olympus Em-1 Mk2, Fujifilm X-H1. Even stubborn Sony makes their cameras bigger and bigger (not enough still). So probably Canon and Nikon will happily skip that step with ugly small pieces-of-soap-like cameras!

I used several ML cameras from soap times, and that was awful. Please, give us NORMAL ergonomics!

Link | Posted on May 22, 2018 at 19:57 UTC as 244th comment | 16 replies
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PaulSnowcat: Will we see YN ML camera any soon? They make lenses, flashes, a STRANGE camera... Now it is time to make a normal camera!

Haha! By the way this would be the BEST strategy for them! Create a APS-C ML Nikon camera (looks like Nikon will have only FF one soon) and that's the best FREE great information buzz around it! Would be interesting :)

Link | Posted on May 15, 2018 at 13:54 UTC
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owenlabs: Tue 5/15/2018 9:36 am. Sony's hot 'cause they release more & more interesting cameras than the others. What's a matter with the others? Could be the declining market, which causes businesses to seek for profit/sales elsewhere. The low price camera market is pretty-much gone, so it's a luxury thing, and I would opine that for whatever reason, Sony's willing to take monetary risks that Canon for instance isn't.

Low price camera market gone? Really? Tell that to Canon who created their 1000D, 2000D, 4000D and has 50% of the market in their hands! Sony tries to become photo-Apple with very expensive system, where lower segment consists of OLDER cameras and second hand lenses, not CHEAPER models.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2018 at 13:49 UTC

Will we see YN ML camera any soon? They make lenses, flashes, a STRANGE camera... Now it is time to make a normal camera!

Link | Posted on May 14, 2018 at 19:13 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies

So now they really have money for further development. Great! Awaiting Photokina!

Link | Posted on May 14, 2018 at 19:10 UTC as 69th comment

Actually, this MIGHT be the beginning of new era. A Chinese manufacturer made their own camera. No matter WHAT camera is it, the main thing - it is a Chinese camera that utilizes major manufacturer lenses.

Youngnuo makes Canon AND Nikon AF lenses... So... Maybe we will soon see an avalanche of cheap Canon and Nikon lens compatible bodies from Chinese manufacturers. There IS definitely a niche to occupy.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 22:32 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
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PaulSnowcat: The key to success will be it's price and software quality. Sony was way too pricey and had very bad soft. This can be a nice gimmick to add to your camera setup. EEspecially if you're a canon shooter already.

BTW, Maybe they will make a NIkon version also? I'd buy it definitely :)

Karroly, I cannot agree wit you... You need AF performance for you main camera. I cannot imagine that this thing will serve as a main camera :) For something that is "always with you" any AF will do...

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 22:28 UTC
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PaulSnowcat: Extending part is um... REALLY uncomfortable to use. Today many macro lenses have no extending part so this is a bit outdated really...

It just cannot be. If it extends then the working distance (in 1:1, from the first element) will be just few cm, which is not that useful.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 20:08 UTC

Extending part is um... REALLY uncomfortable to use. Today many macro lenses have no extending part so this is a bit outdated really...

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 18:18 UTC as 18th comment | 4 replies

The key to success will be it's price and software quality. Sony was way too pricey and had very bad soft. This can be a nice gimmick to add to your camera setup. EEspecially if you're a canon shooter already.

BTW, Maybe they will make a NIkon version also? I'd buy it definitely :)

Link | Posted on May 11, 2018 at 08:52 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies
On article Pentax K-1 II Review: A worthy upgrade? (1537 comments in total)

Some time ago I've tested KP for a couple of weeks and it left the same quite disappointing feeling, like an unfinished camera. A camera of BUTs...

Link | Posted on May 8, 2018 at 09:51 UTC as 179th comment

Why FF? Here is the chance to go bigger, as Fuji did! 1.5x crop + Medium Format camera is a better pair! Frankly, the difference between FF and APS-C is not that huge as die-hard FF fans want to see. While 33x44 sensor really gives that difference. An MF camera with a price tag of around 2500 would wipe out all FFs!

Link | Posted on May 1, 2018 at 08:45 UTC as 52nd comment | 2 replies

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

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2018 at 18:21 UTC as 30th 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 20th 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 25th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon dominates World Press Photo 2018 camera breakdown (385 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 100th comment | 1 reply
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