Leitz

Lives in Netherlands Nes Ameland, Netherlands
Works as a IT
Joined on Dec 13, 2004

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SunsetMagnet: whatever, as long the os is Windows, no thanks.

Narrow minded useless comment.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2021 at 14:37 UTC
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Fab-BZH: At the same time, Canon posted their news : "Canon achieved the top share, approximately 55%, of cameras used by professional press photographers at the [Olympics] event."
It's a "communication war", but doesn't really express the reality of global market shares.
For Sony, providing an hundred gears is nothing, but communicating on the fact the biggest british agency will use Sony cameras is even more important !
Reading the forum shows that : some sony users now believe Sony's market shares have jumped today by 200% ! ;)

Sony professional video equipment was 100%, that's for sure.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2021 at 11:52 UTC
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fourthirdcam: If this is what will end up in production, you can bet photo editors all over the world will be thankful for this. In photojournalism, speed is paramount. Why waste time with huge files when virtually any modern computer can zip through a 24mp image, and the transfer time is cut in half.

The production model will be limited to 10 fps for faster selection of the right shot, In photojournalism, speed is paramount. Why waste time searching through thousands of frames....

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2021 at 14:26 UTC
On article Opinion: Do we really need all those buttons and dials? (897 comments in total)
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Glen Barrington: I don't think it is the NUMBER of dials and controls so much as it is a need to better plan for the ergonomic use of those controls. Certain buttons and dials should be reserved for certain categories of options, and THAT should be spelled out in the user's documentation.

Thanks for your explaination TRU, I THOUGHT it was clear I was having a bit of fun :)

Link | Posted on May 9, 2021 at 03:51 UTC
On article Opinion: Do we really need all those buttons and dials? (897 comments in total)
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Kharan: It’s been done a hundred times, and it never works. Removing control points without suitable replacements is a BAD IDEA, it makes enthusiasts unhappy and lowers sales. There’s no mythical “smartphone upgrader” that wants a smartphone shaped like a camera; manufacturers have chased them for a decade but they simply don’t exist in enough numbers to be a viable market segment.

"Period. End of discussion"

You make a fool of yourself, take a break.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2021 at 00:26 UTC
On article Opinion: Do we really need all those buttons and dials? (897 comments in total)
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jonby: Buttons and dials don't add complication. They simply make it faster, easier and more intuitive to access options. If you don't think users need a feature, don't include it. Making users do five button presses to access that feature hardly makes it easier to use.

The last thing camera manufacturers should be doing is making them more like smartphones. Does everything have to be dumbed down? I thought this was a website for enthusiasts. Who can get enthusiastic about a camera that makes all the decisions for them? For every example of a 'pro' who 'always uses program mode', there are a hundred others who don't. What is the agenda here?

The "Pros" BS again, laughable!

Link | Posted on May 8, 2021 at 22:27 UTC
On article Opinion: Do we really need all those buttons and dials? (897 comments in total)
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WolfpackN64: Sorry but having a dial for every basic setting on the camera (ISO, Shutter Speed, Exposure Compensation), alongside buttons for changing and locking AF, joystick for setting AF points, etc... and an Aparture Ring on the lens makes your life easier.
Yeah, having a good auto mode and being able to trust the computer in your camera or phone is great... when it works.
We all had moments when auto settings or our phones just couldn´t take the shot we wanted, either because the processing couldn´t interpret what it was seeing or looking for or because it was actively fighting you in taking certain shots.
Computers are stupid and lack any creativity. They´re fast and handy, but there will be times you want all your buttons and dials to get a shot that you know how to get, but the camera doesn´t.

Exactly, as long as the camera can't read my mind everything "auto" is useless to me.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2021 at 22:24 UTC
On article Opinion: Do we really need all those buttons and dials? (897 comments in total)
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Glen Barrington: I don't think it is the NUMBER of dials and controls so much as it is a need to better plan for the ergonomic use of those controls. Certain buttons and dials should be reserved for certain categories of options, and THAT should be spelled out in the user's documentation.

One more please?

Link | Posted on May 8, 2021 at 22:10 UTC
On article Opinion: Do we really need all those buttons and dials? (897 comments in total)
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yousaf: Duals and button are way faster and easier compared to Sony's menu.

Dials and buttons are faster than ANY menu. Nothing wrong with Sony menus BTW.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2021 at 19:55 UTC
On article Opinion: Do we really need all those buttons and dials? (897 comments in total)
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Zacarias: Leica M10. Aperture, shutter speed, ISO, focus ring. Take a picture. Life is grand.

Most users buy it for the red dot and bragging rights.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2021 at 17:41 UTC
On article Opinion: Do we really need all those buttons and dials? (897 comments in total)
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Kharan: It’s been done a hundred times, and it never works. Removing control points without suitable replacements is a BAD IDEA, it makes enthusiasts unhappy and lowers sales. There’s no mythical “smartphone upgrader” that wants a smartphone shaped like a camera; manufacturers have chased them for a decade but they simply don’t exist in enough numbers to be a viable market segment.

The best sold cameras are cheap cameras and therefore have limited controls. They do not sell better for having less buttons, but because they are cheap.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2021 at 17:26 UTC
On article Opinion: Do we really need all those buttons and dials? (897 comments in total)
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GiovanniB: Disagree. To compete with smartphones, it's not useful mimicking them. I feel most modern cameras don't have too many buttons, but too few of them. Instead of having a large number of identically looking function buttons that can be customized to be useful in certain situations and useless in others, manufacturers should take lessons from the best of the user interfaces implemented so far, one of which was certainly the Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D, and the Sony A900. I also like aperture rings and shutter speed dials like Fujifilm has them. However, AF settings are, on many cameras, uselessly confusing and should be simplified and made more intelligent.

Agreed, Minolta 7D had a great user interface.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2021 at 17:14 UTC
On article Opinion: Do we really need all those buttons and dials? (897 comments in total)
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David610: Manual snobs really get on my nose. ... I rarely use manual. Program shift, AE lock, matrix metering and HDR (et al) have meant that there are now few examples where it is needed. I would grant you that astrophotography would be one of them and image stitching another.

There are many other cases where you need to control the triangle shutter speed, aperture and iso value for optimal or even decent results.

Camera's have no brain, better use your own....

Link | Posted on May 8, 2021 at 02:59 UTC
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Eusenjo: My answer is no, I need a phone like touch screen on the back with a clever interface, possibly android or better iOS.

IOS? I dont want to depend on the Apple store, itunes etc. Customisation also comes to mind, for a camera.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2021 at 20:10 UTC
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nilsjohan: The A1 seems to have it all - master of all trades. And there are lenses to match it.

Whatever.....

Link | Posted on May 7, 2021 at 16:27 UTC
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nilsjohan: The A1 seems to have it all - master of all trades. And there are lenses to match it.

Lying again, even my A6500 and Nex-7 can magnify the picture in the viewfinder. The rear screen is small compared to the view in the viewfinder, pick up a A1 and see for your self. Now please stop with your low res BS, it's a minor thing, the viewfinder res and magnification is far more important, others are lagging far behind on this much more important feature.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2021 at 15:04 UTC
On article Sony a1 review (2595 comments in total)
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nilsjohan: The A1 seems to have it all - master of all trades. And there are lenses to match it.

In the OLED viewfinder you can see the real quality and sharpness of your shots, far better than on any rear LCD.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2021 at 12:09 UTC

Leica rebranding lenses is nothing new, in the seventies and eighties many Minolta designed lenses and camera's were sold as Leica for premium prices.

Look for the posting by Mir on the bottom half of this page:
http://forum.mflenses.com/leica-minolta-collaboration-t63389.html

Link | Posted on May 7, 2021 at 01:42 UTC as 46th comment
On article Sony a1 review (2595 comments in total)
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nilsjohan: The A1 seems to have it all - master of all trades. And there are lenses to match it.

With a 9.44 million-dot OLED viewfinder I couldn't care less about the resolution of the back screen.
LCD sucks anyway compared to OLED regardless resolution.

Link | Posted on May 5, 2021 at 16:56 UTC
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nilsjohan: The A1 seems to have it all - master of all trades. And there are lenses to match it.

You are lying again, from the review pro list:

"Excellent menus and responsive touchscreen interface"

Link | Posted on May 4, 2021 at 22:10 UTC
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