thxbb12

Lives in Switzerland Geneva, Switzerland
Joined on May 4, 2007

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Gabor Ruppert: So this is a lens which supports a smaller sensor than the Sony 10-18, but more expensive, bigger and heavier. What's the point I'm missing?

if you want small, the Olympus 9-18 is tiny, much smaller than anything you could find for any APS-C system.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 07:12 UTC
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a l b e r t: Lots of us are still waiting for the X-E3. Please give us the pro features: 1/8000 shutter, joystick, tilting LCD and 4K video.

Regarding the joystick I thought the same.
However, after having used Panasonic's implementation (GX80) where you can select the AF point with the touch screen WHILE looking through the EVF, I think the touch screen way is better than the joystick. Faster and more configurable by firmware (if needed - for instance the AF point could be enlarged/downside by pinching, etc.).

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 14:55 UTC
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great Javier: Hello,
Could you make a line of XC cheap lenses around 250€?
Im thinking of how many lenses there are in others camera around that price.
If you are not going to do it,
Could you open fujifilm camera market to other lens makers providing AF information and so on?
Thank you!

Indeed, I'd very much welcome 3rd party lenses from Sigma, Tamron and so on. They could make alternative, cheaper lenses for the system. That would be great.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 14:51 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1641 comments in total)

How come the comparaison table (in page 1) doesn't feature the Fuji X-T10? It would certainly be a strong contender!

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 14:24 UTC as 240th comment | 3 replies

AF calibration: this is the very reason I switched to mirrorless about 3 years ago. I'm so glad I did.
Eventhough Nikon's implementation is very useful, it's still suffering from many downsides. The real fix is to achieve AF on the sensor. There is really no way around it, no matter how much duct tape we put around it ;-)

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2016 at 14:35 UTC as 53rd comment | 9 replies
On photo Natural Perfection in the Landscape By Drone challenge (6 comments in total)

Congratulations, it's a very beautiful landscape!
Where is it?

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2015 at 16:47 UTC as 2nd comment

I very welcome the 100-400, but another 25mm? Really?
Here we go again with the redundant lenses! There are alread two 25mm lens: 1.4 and 1.7. Yayaya none have IS, but there are several holes in the line up that need to be adressed and are much higher priority IMO: UWA prime 8 or 10mm, standard fastish zoom (eg. 12-50 f2.8-4), fastish tele (eg. 50-200 f4) and a 17 f1.4

After waiting for years, I finally gave up and moved to Fuji. Their lens lineup makes a lot more sense than MFT. I can't be happier :-)

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 07:26 UTC as 34th comment | 3 replies
On photo High key in the Babie's day out! challenge (3 comments in total)
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thejohnnerparty: That is just so beautiful. I really like the rendering with the X-T1 and 56mm F1.2 R together. If this is your family, don't lose this one. ;-)

Thanks for your comment. The Fuji 56 is indeed a fantastic portrait lens that I cannot recommend enough. As far as the photo goes, this is one of my wife and daughter's favorite shots :-)

Link | Posted on May 13, 2015 at 07:14 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review (463 comments in total)
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thxbb12: That's a shame DPR didn't show a comparison of the EVF size compared to other models (Sony RX100 III, Panasonic LX100 and some other MFT bodies).
It's difficult to gauge how small it is compared to a "regular" MFT body (E-M10, GX7, etc.).

@Plastek
For the most part, larger EVFs are usually better than smaller ones. Something similar to what it depicted on page 13 of the E-M1 review could have been done: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/olympus-om-d-e-m1/3
I don't understand why DPR doesn't always show an image comparing the tested camera's EVF with the competition. The EVF is one of most important parts of a camera!

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2015 at 08:39 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review (463 comments in total)
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thxbb12: That's a shame DPR didn't show a comparison of the EVF size compared to other models (Sony RX100 III, Panasonic LX100 and some other MFT bodies).
It's difficult to gauge how small it is compared to a "regular" MFT body (E-M10, GX7, etc.).

Thanks for the info!
Ugh... it's so small. To me that's a deal breaker as I really dislike composing using the back screen :-/

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 22:28 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5 Review (463 comments in total)

That's a shame DPR didn't show a comparison of the EVF size compared to other models (Sony RX100 III, Panasonic LX100 and some other MFT bodies).
It's difficult to gauge how small it is compared to a "regular" MFT body (E-M10, GX7, etc.).

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 11:32 UTC as 44th comment | 9 replies
On photo From Dusk Till Dawn in the My best picture this week challenge (8 comments in total)

Gorgeous shot! What city is it?

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2013 at 12:22 UTC as 5th comment
On article Sigma USB Dock quick review (147 comments in total)
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rb59020: No Pentax support? :-(

@FedSpain
Absolutely. The days of traditional DSLR (i.e. with the mirror box) are counted. It's just a matter of time until all manufacturers move (slowly) to all mirrorless. It may not happen tomorrow nor in 2 years, but eventually Nikon and Canon will have to follow. It simply makes much more sense from a technological point of view.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 16:02 UTC
On article Sigma USB Dock quick review (147 comments in total)
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GodSpeaks: No different than the lens firmware updates Sony, Panasonic, Olympus etc do. In thier case, the lens is attached to the camera body for the firmware update.

Sigma is not in a position to do that, so they created their own cheap pseudo body lens cap to facilitate lens firmware updates.

Better than having to send the lens back to Sigma for a firmware update. N'est-ce pas?

@PrebenR: You're missing the point: CDAF systems don't need any focus adjustments. They work on the final image as seen by the sensor which means the focus is always accurate. Inaccuracy issues simply don't exist in mirrorless land.

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 08:41 UTC
On article Sigma USB Dock quick review (147 comments in total)
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thxbb12: It's a great device, very much needed in order to fix potential AF inaccuracy due to camera/lens miscalibration inherently present with the traditional outdated PDAF tech.

Instead of buying this device I'm glad to have switched to mirror-less: AF inaccuracies are a thing of the past :-) Long gone is my frustration with AF micro-adjustments, etc. I now enjoy photography a lot more, no more AF frustration!

I'm talking about AF accuracy. In this respect, yes, PDAF is majorly outdated.
Now as far as tracking ability is concern, the Nikon 1 system shows that mirrorless can achieve DSLR level tracking. Also remember, technology can only improve.. and it's improving very fast!

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 08:33 UTC
On article Sigma USB Dock quick review (147 comments in total)

It's a great device, very much needed in order to fix potential AF inaccuracy due to camera/lens miscalibration inherently present with the traditional outdated PDAF tech.

Instead of buying this device I'm glad to have switched to mirror-less: AF inaccuracies are a thing of the past :-) Long gone is my frustration with AF micro-adjustments, etc. I now enjoy photography a lot more, no more AF frustration!

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 07:35 UTC as 37th comment | 11 replies
On photo _SFO9942 in stefanforster's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Absolutely fantastic landscape!
Where exactly is it in Norway?

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2013 at 16:17 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Nature in the MobilePhone: Nature challenge (3 comments in total)

Very beautiful. Where is it?

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2013 at 14:44 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On article Just posted: Sony Alpha NEX-6 Review (330 comments in total)
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thxbb12: What about auto ISO ?
I wish DPR would have described the auto ISO implementation. It is very important and manufacturers have no excuses in not featuring clever implementations. Nowadays, there is no reason for not using auto ISO most of the time. For instance, Pentax and Nikon implementations are the best by far IMHO: you can set min and max ISO limits and the camera chooses the shutter speed (or aperture in T mode) and ISO according to the focal length. Additionally, you can offset the sensitivity (if you're below or over average in terms of shake) by an arbitrary amount (-2,-1,0,+1,+2). All of this can all easily be implemented in the firmware.
This review completely lacks information on this matter. From user reports, it seems all NEX cameras don't let you set min/max ISO. Furthermore, it looks like the shutter speed is fixed to 1/60 in A mode!? Totally ridiculous. Because of this issue alone, I'll simply never purchase any NEX cameras. It makes them totally unusable.

@EinsteinsGhost: thanks for pointing out your case with a 35mm lens. However, what would have been the shutter speed with the 16-50 say at 16mm? Still 1/60? In A mode, it would be unnecessary high leading too lower IQ because the ISO would be higher than desired.
Regarding your other comment, sport situations are different and of course require a minimum shutter speed. This is where manual in Nikon land (or TAV with Pentax) is very useful: you set the aperture and the minimum shutter speed. The camera takes care of controlling the ISO. Much more flexible than setting ISO manually which is cumbersome and inefficient (especially if the light is not constant).

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2013 at 21:28 UTC
On article Just posted: Sony Alpha NEX-6 Review (330 comments in total)
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thxbb12: What about auto ISO ?
I wish DPR would have described the auto ISO implementation. It is very important and manufacturers have no excuses in not featuring clever implementations. Nowadays, there is no reason for not using auto ISO most of the time. For instance, Pentax and Nikon implementations are the best by far IMHO: you can set min and max ISO limits and the camera chooses the shutter speed (or aperture in T mode) and ISO according to the focal length. Additionally, you can offset the sensitivity (if you're below or over average in terms of shake) by an arbitrary amount (-2,-1,0,+1,+2). All of this can all easily be implemented in the firmware.
This review completely lacks information on this matter. From user reports, it seems all NEX cameras don't let you set min/max ISO. Furthermore, it looks like the shutter speed is fixed to 1/60 in A mode!? Totally ridiculous. Because of this issue alone, I'll simply never purchase any NEX cameras. It makes them totally unusable.

@EinstensGhost: read my answer to doinksdoings. If you still think there is no good reason for auto ISO, then I'm afraid you're still stuck 10 years ago...

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2013 at 14:41 UTC
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