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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Well, I've been there :) I was using Sony, SLTs since A55 release, (which are half DSLRs and half mirrorless cameras), then E mount mirrorless, The last Sony camera for me was A7-II. I owned it for half a year and during those 6 months I almost quit taking photos and become extremely allergic to SONY's A7 series ergonomics. I switched to Nikon APS-C DSLRs (5500 then 7500). It was like a breath of fresh air! A really comfortable camera after a piece of soap with a lens! That was HAPPINESS! With switching to Nikon I've lost the ability to use my manual lenses, but even with that I was happy. But couple of days ago I became even more happy as I've bought a brand new Nikon Z50! It's still comfortable AND it's mirrorless! Small flange distance, EVF, eye AF, almost full frame is covered with AF points, usable LV - all the ML bonuses in a Nikon body - HURRAY!

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2019 at 19:14 UTC as 23rd comment

Wow. Olympus is showing pretty bad signs to us...
Same old 4.5 years old sensor in all the latest cameras? That's what Pentax does... 1200 price tag for something should cost 800... hmmmm...

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2019 at 12:04 UTC as 261st comment | 7 replies
On article Sony a7R IV review (1513 comments in total)

I will not buy it because after using SONY A7II I am allergic to SONY's ergonomics, YET I admit that this camera is a great beast!

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2019 at 14:10 UTC as 231st comment | 3 replies
On article What the Z50 tells us about Nikon's APS-C strategy (677 comments in total)
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PaulSnowcat: I've never understood that "omg there are no dedicated APS-C primes" wining. You want a 50mm prime? There is one! For both full fame and crop!

Dedicated APS-C lenses should be zooms as this is where APS-C format shines and shows it's advantage over FF. Take Tamron 16-300 lens. It's 24-450 in terms of FF with rather good quality. Is there such a lens on FF? No. And probably it cannot be made with reasonable price and size. Take Sigma 50-100/1.8. Extremely useful lens! with tremendous IQ. Again, cannot be made on FF with reasonable price and size (70-200/2.8 is larger, heavier, costs more and usually have worse IQ wide open). Nikon 16-80/2.8-4 gives much-much netter pictures then FF counterpart 24-120/4, while being cheaper and smaller. APS-C shines with zooms! That's where the production should be concentrated!

@NexLupus, true! Some time ago I was asked by an iwner of old SONY A77 about upgrade path he should choose. He was ready to sell all his stuff just to get equally COMFORTABLE camera. He said that cameras around $1000 is what is he ready to buy. I had a really HARD time giving him advice... SONY E have good IQ, but awful ergonomics (I was there, I know for sure, seitched from SONY to Nikon because of that). Fuji has good iq, strange but OK ergonomics but VERY expensive lenses for furhter advancing... Canon has lenses, good compatibility with EF lenses, but has small DR and bad higher ISO, Micro 4/3... well... is mocro 4/3 :) Nikon F mount - great cameras but obviously it's lifespan is ending... BUT NOW I know I'd give him an advice to buy a Nikon Z50.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2019 at 17:50 UTC
On article What the Z50 tells us about Nikon's APS-C strategy (677 comments in total)

I've never understood that "omg there are no dedicated APS-C primes" wining. You want a 50mm prime? There is one! For both full fame and crop!

Dedicated APS-C lenses should be zooms as this is where APS-C format shines and shows it's advantage over FF. Take Tamron 16-300 lens. It's 24-450 in terms of FF with rather good quality. Is there such a lens on FF? No. And probably it cannot be made with reasonable price and size. Take Sigma 50-100/1.8. Extremely useful lens! with tremendous IQ. Again, cannot be made on FF with reasonable price and size (70-200/2.8 is larger, heavier, costs more and usually have worse IQ wide open). Nikon 16-80/2.8-4 gives much-much netter pictures then FF counterpart 24-120/4, while being cheaper and smaller. APS-C shines with zooms! That's where the production should be concentrated!

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2019 at 15:24 UTC as 167th comment | 8 replies
On article Nikon Z50 review (2012 comments in total)
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Mariano Pacifico: APS-C 20MP. 20MP? WHY? Sony only sold Nikon 20MP APS-C sensor? Sony does hate competition. Oh, well !!!

20Mp sensor in D500/D7500 is THE best APS-C sensor. I studied it very carefully, comparing the pictures from all modern APS-C cameras. All (ALL!) are worse. Some have less DR, some have less sharp picture as a result, some have lower workable ISO, some have worse colors... So in this case it was the right decision to evolve this sensor further.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2019 at 12:12 UTC
On article Nikon Z50 review (2012 comments in total)
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JEROME NOLAS: I just hope the kit lens will not be the same crap as Sony's 16-50...

Seems like it's actually a good lens, something like Fuji's 16-50, not like Sony's... Well if we can judge by those samples... It's sharp and has good microcontrast as it seems...

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2019 at 12:06 UTC

After you stop building your theory, can oyou please semd me that Z50 you were shooting with? I'd gladly adopt it! ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2019 at 22:07 UTC as 125th comment
On article Nikon Z50 review (2012 comments in total)

Thank Nikon they released APS-C ML camera! Finally! Now I don't have to move to Fuji and can continue using all of my lenses but 1. I am REALLY happy with my lens set (Nikon 16-80/2.8-4, Sigma 50-100/1.8, Tokina 12-28/4, Tamron 16-300)... All but Tamron 16-300 work fine with Z mount via FTZ. Unfortunately Tamron 16-300 has to be replaced with 18-400. BUT fast LV and short flange distance (for use with manual optics which I also have) are worth it. Thank you Nikon! Now I can sell my Fuji Xt100 I used for manual optics :)

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2019 at 13:24 UTC as 346th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon Z50 review (2012 comments in total)

Maybe I missed it somewhere... What is the buffer size in Z50?

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2019 at 08:48 UTC as 390th comment
On article Nikon Z50 review (2012 comments in total)
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realmadeira: A7II is the same size, but FF and has IBIS. Cheaper too

True but A7II is a terrible camera. I had it for 6 months and it was the cause for me ti switch to Nikon ))) I cannot recommend it to anyone.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2019 at 08:48 UTC

Still the old sensor? This means that nobody cares to create/sell a new sensor for Oly. This is REALLY BAD news about Olympus. Last time similar thing happened when Olympus 4/3 system died. I was using it back then. And now we see similar things - slower camera development, new cameras using the same sensor over and over again, new professional camera (E5 back then) gives very few really new things... Bad omens for modern Olympus users...

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2019 at 02:08 UTC as 14th comment | 5 replies
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Aberaeron: They can fit whatever camera they like but at this level of cost, no 5G is a deal-breaker. Not many buy smartphones that cost this much just because it has a good camera. It has to be leading edge at every level to command and sell at a ridiculous price by any standard.

I am in China right now. Every (EVERY!) phone shop here has 5G phones already sold among other phones. All new top models of leading Chinese brands have 5G in them.
Apple costs 3x-4x comparing to those phones. And yet it offers NOTHING superior comparing tho them, even more, it is inferior in terms of lacking 5G.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2019 at 02:15 UTC

Iphone fans need new mantras to be sure they've spent tons of money for at least something new? Keep saying "more than just Apple catching up to Android" and you will feel better and better! In no time (a week of practice or so) you will be SURE that phone 11 is a really innovative product! ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2019 at 02:10 UTC as 42nd comment | 4 replies

Good, Fuji system need cheap lenses!

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2019 at 00:33 UTC as 20th comment

I hope this will speed up Nikon's APS-C Z mount camera announce... Nikon, wake up!

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2019 at 08:02 UTC as 139th comment
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syberman7: All these mirrorless lenses (including Sony - I checked) have distortion and vignetting software correction coded into RAW and Jpeg files. This processing is done in camera so using the Techart adapter would leave the Nikon image files without any correction data. I can't see that working very well. Since this data is embedded in camera firmware to be written into RAW files its not available separately for use in Lightroom etc AFAIK.

Yes, no internal correction, so what? Since when it is not possible to create your own manual correction presets for the lenses? I've used Sony A7-2 with Canon lenses and never felt I missed that auto correction data.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2019 at 07:02 UTC

An american attempt to divide and ruin Sony? Hope Sony won't listen to such people.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2019 at 18:55 UTC as 68th comment

Well, Fuji seems to know wht they are doing. In all their latest history they are constantly growing, slowely but surely. They show stability in their cameras lineup and that's kinda attractive for the end user.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2019 at 08:03 UTC as 30th comment | 8 replies

Just more reasons not to use those services. I don't use instagram and flickr and have no plans to start doing this.

AND just more reasons not to visit USA.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2019 at 08:14 UTC as 87th comment | 26 replies
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