wakaba

Joined on Oct 10, 2012

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Looks like "throw out all your old glass" businessmodel. Nothing will work. How about a cheap MF Body with flat sensor that takes FF lenses too.... I heard those chips are cheap now that curved is en vogue.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 22:23 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
On article Should I buy a Canon EOS 6D Mark II? (433 comments in total)
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Chris Yates: Uh. No.

No

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 02:11 UTC
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efparedes: Looks like a nice camera to give to my brother. I guarantee plenty of saltwater, sand, and fish guts smothered over it within the first hour of use.

It is not rugged.. Its a throwaway cam with very mediocre watersealing only undercut by its IQ. . My 54 Chey Pickup is rugged. Waterproof, 62 year of service and I just updated its electronics from Apollo to HAL 9000 level. The old truck has basic intelligence, navigates, networks, sees, hears and takes pics.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 20:14 UTC
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John Bean (UK): At that price they could have the decency to use brass rather than "brass effect" for the body. "Brass look" is typical of ultra-cheap junk products found in pound shops.

Absolutely right.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 19:54 UTC
On article Should I buy a Canon EOS 6D Mark II? (433 comments in total)

Two crappy DSlr... and its a toss.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 14:03 UTC as 100th comment
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wakaba: Seriously? Beachwalk and ferrytrip made the author buy this thing?

Here on Hawaii we have a very aggressive climate. All those cheap "water- and dustproof" cams die very very quickly. The seals are purposedly underengineered.

No problem with DSLR. Just need to be a little careful. Small trashbags are perfect protection.

The old Gopros were very decent, a Hero5 black in the double case is state of the art waterproofing and finally usability is very high.

My Nikon AW died. Leaking. One at 30f, 2 at 90f. 1 fell apart. When dissecting - some seals are just hotglue plugs. 1 Gopro 4 leaked. All cameras suffer from undersized seals, sealbedding and sealpressure not good. All of them siliconed clean seals. All of them several hundred freedives to 60 and 90f. Yes, they fail.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2017 at 03:47 UTC

Seriously? Beachwalk and ferrytrip made the author buy this thing?

Here on Hawaii we have a very aggressive climate. All those cheap "water- and dustproof" cams die very very quickly. The seals are purposedly underengineered.

No problem with DSLR. Just need to be a little careful. Small trashbags are perfect protection.

The old Gopros were very decent, a Hero5 black in the double case is state of the art waterproofing and finally usability is very high.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 12:29 UTC as 43rd comment | 5 replies

Yes, a smartphone lends itself very well as a camera back. Saying that for years. Making it immersive... even better. Nikon, Canon et al. GFYS and join Kodak and Nokia.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 04:41 UTC as 11th comment
On article Review: Nikon D7500, speed and capability (449 comments in total)
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wakaba: Hello Nikon? This exactly the same body as yesteryears. Lousier sensor than my 5 year old D600, unusable 4k, low res screen, no batterygrip, one slot and a DSP that is a lot worse than my phones and no 4k usability and superb double shielding against the elements like my Hero5. This product has no place in my toolbox where the DSLR delivers superior image quality. Its a boatanchor, Nikon and its 2 steps forward and 1 step back business model is very dead. I expect a simple MF body at this pricepoint and no more point and shoot AW without the W.

@Asign: Trollpatrol? Its exactly as I say...

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 16:07 UTC
On article Review: Nikon D7500, speed and capability (449 comments in total)
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wakaba: Hello Nikon? This exactly the same body as yesteryears. Lousier sensor than my 5 year old D600, unusable 4k, low res screen, no batterygrip, one slot and a DSP that is a lot worse than my phones and no 4k usability and superb double shielding against the elements like my Hero5. This product has no place in my toolbox where the DSLR delivers superior image quality. Its a boatanchor, Nikon and its 2 steps forward and 1 step back business model is very dead. I expect a simple MF body at this pricepoint and no more point and shoot AW without the W.

Million flies dont err, sh must taste good then?

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 15:37 UTC
On article Review: Nikon D7500, speed and capability (449 comments in total)

Hello Nikon? This exactly the same body as yesteryears. Lousier sensor than my 5 year old D600, unusable 4k, low res screen, no batterygrip, one slot and a DSP that is a lot worse than my phones and no 4k usability and superb double shielding against the elements like my Hero5. This product has no place in my toolbox where the DSLR delivers superior image quality. Its a boatanchor, Nikon and its 2 steps forward and 1 step back business model is very dead. I expect a simple MF body at this pricepoint and no more point and shoot AW without the W.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 15:20 UTC as 30th comment | 7 replies
On article First pictures from the new Nikon 8-15mm fisheye (139 comments in total)
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amateurphotographer: Hi all, do you think this 8-15mm can substitute the 14-24 at the ultra wide end of this lens, when the distortion is corrected. I shoot funky events and see this lens useful for some fun effects. Thus I can carry the 24-70 and skip the 14-24, then go to the 8-15mm. I save weight but also can increase range at the wide end.

Buy the Rokinon 8mm fisheye as a declicked cinema lens. Much cheaper and better. I carry the Rokinon 8mm, 50mm Nikon and a Petzval. The Petzval is especially interesting for video where you want to control dynamic focus, vignette, bokeh and depth repeatedly with two distinct mechanisms.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2017 at 05:02 UTC
On article Hasselblad knocks 30% off price of the H6D-50c (30 comments in total)
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manuth: I'm not against medium format, but that 30% discount is still a ludicrous amount of $$$. Talk to me again when you make a medium format body + digital back for around $3k.

Agree. FF is boring - want MF in 600D style back and usable 4-8k video.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 06:08 UTC
On article Nikon D3: The camera that changed everything (283 comments in total)
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ste1: Usability? I wonder how good/bad ist really is with those top-notch models. I've got a D750 in 2015, my first full-frame camera, and I am still shocked about how inconsistent the menus and settings work. Just one example is that a “green reset” will set your camera to mediocre image quality. Another aspect that annoys me is the insufficient manual, which in places talks to you like an idiot (aim, then shoot), but is quite poor about more difficult questions (how to best manage settings).

Some time ago I've compiled a review(ish) article [1] about the things that annoy me most. In case anyone wanted to compare this with the usability of the professional models I'd really be interested in your opinion!

[1] http://stefan-klinger.de/reviews/Nikon_D750/

Usability on FF Nikons...low. Too much stuff going on and way too small screen.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2017 at 08:31 UTC

Servo is servo. Some are a little faster. No need to make us buy new lenses for APS and MFT. Its crappy and overamplified IQ is tiring to look at. Cheap MF body with 4k/8k, now that would make lenshopping fun and for 50% usage - no need for af.

...and my expedition pics from 10 years ago with a D40 - wonder how I could have shot great pics with very basic AF...

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 11:21 UTC as 39th comment
On article Nikon reshuffles management structure (248 comments in total)
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wakaba: My phone killed my Nikons. It's networked, does 4k, raw and lasts 1day and costs 500$. I will not buy a Nikon FF anymore. I however would buy a networked, 4k, raw MF body running Android with mirror or mirrorless with glaslrism and as usable as a BlacKmagic cinema. That is worth to me 1000$. Restructuring is just a shuffle and means squat to me as a consumer. Change your product now or die.

F off. A FF is marginally better than my phone and in most ways way worse. I own two FF from Nikon. Liten up. Nikon has nothing except old concepts. I want MF and 4-8k and none of what they have today. And they need to come down witheir pricing....massively.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 19:09 UTC
On article Nikon reshuffles management structure (248 comments in total)

My phone killed my Nikons. It's networked, does 4k, raw and lasts 1day and costs 500$. I will not buy a Nikon FF anymore. I however would buy a networked, 4k, raw MF body running Android with mirror or mirrorless with glaslrism and as usable as a BlacKmagic cinema. That is worth to me 1000$. Restructuring is just a shuffle and means squat to me as a consumer. Change your product now or die.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 07:23 UTC as 35th comment | 11 replies
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-900 (553 comments in total)

Nope. This is old crap. I want a simple MF DSLR with 4 or 8k video from Nikon, no AA. I am willing to pay 200$ more than a D610 because of the bigger sensor. I want declicked Nikon superwide angles and 35mm equivalence primes. What I dont want to hear about anymore is APS and unusable vid interfaces and gigantic bodies. I dont even need autofocus. Till this happens I will not buy another DSLR. I will instead use my backup D7000 and my Blackmagic.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2017 at 04:20 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
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wakaba: Ridicolous prerogative especially since budget lenses from Samyang do everything a Zeiss lens does and cost 300$. I use a fisheye lens on a Blackmagic - gives about 35mm equivalency and its just beautiful.

Trying to mimik properties of lenses in a productrange is not really happening. You are essentially building experience that allows you to correct for deficiencies what ever they are.

"Lens-Money" is better spent on the movie script and in the end it does not matter because your Cableoperator is compressing and mangling the video.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2017 at 15:15 UTC
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dccdp: What kind of news is this? These specifications look like those you can read on the packaging of a cheap chinese tablet. No panel type? 100 000 000:1 contrast? Really? This is either an OLED (in which case one has to ask why they don't brag about it), or it's that kind of "dynamic" contrast, i.e. fake. I have learned to be skeptical of such announcements, because usually when manufacturers leave out key info (and make up unsubstantiated numbers) it means their product is just a common and uninteresting piece of hardware.

Please, dpr, don't leave out the most important specs about a possibly useful device.

dpr is owned by Amazon. Its a marketing tool i.e promotional, adspace. propaganda. Its nicely tailored not to upset marketers and interface consumers. Its a saleschannel.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2017 at 15:02 UTC
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