brownie314

brownie314

Joined on Sep 26, 2011

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OlyPent: Be nice if someone released a FF with 5mp using modern sensor tech. 5mp is plenty of resolution for a lot of uses and the low-light capability would be pretty impressive.
There are a lot of scientific cameras that sport 23um pixels, but no consumer cameras.

Sony 12mp FF sensor. I don't think dropping to 5mp would buy you a lot more.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 03:04 UTC
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (710 comments in total)
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beavertown: Can't believe that it scored 69% like the V1.

Yeah, the V1 was a much better camera. The sensor sucked - but the body and lenses were just the right size. Sometimes I wish I would not have sold that little thing.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 02:51 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (272 comments in total)
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brownie314: Does anyone know if exposure is linked to face recognition point on Sony a5100?

Well, it works that way on my Coolpix A - and I love it. Never have to worry about a bad exposure. And if it you are having problems with bad exposure due to differences in skin brightness - you can always do some exposure compensation.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2016 at 02:42 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras around $500 (272 comments in total)

Does anyone know if exposure is linked to face recognition point on Sony a5100?

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2016 at 21:06 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies
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HowaboutRAW: Wow, for colour,that’s a big improvement over other Sigma Art lenses.

Nice to see Sigma flirting with good Leica and Zeiss lens territory.

It would be helpful to have some higher ISO samples, but #5&(&*##4%%**^!.

What will higher ISO tell you about lens performance?

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 02:31 UTC
On article Spoilt for choice: which Sony RX100 is right for you? (305 comments in total)

I think the super AF and burst rates are slightly wasted on a camera with very little tele reach. I have noted when I shoot wide to normal I rarely need super AF abilities or high burst rates. When I am shooting a long lens - I almost always need fast AF and high burst rates. But maybe I am weird.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2016 at 00:28 UTC as 79th comment | 6 replies
On article Tiny marvel: Panasonic LX10 sample photos (77 comments in total)

Well, clearly, the vivid photo mode does not play well with high ISO settings. The OOC jpgs were pretty bad. But the edited images look really great. Damn Panasonic - turn down the noise reduction! It makes images look awful. Also - do not shoot in vivid mode.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2016 at 23:23 UTC as 7th comment | 3 replies
On article Fujifilm X-T10 Review (497 comments in total)
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rlidal: We have come (too) far when ISO 6400 is "rather limiting" in Raw mode. For all intended purposes – quite literally – 6400 is miles and miles and miles past what anyone needs, 99 % of the time. And that goes for anyone who holds a camera – with professional photography it's even less true. Someone who calls herself/himself a professional photographer, and claims she/he is limited by ISO 6400, is of course not a professional photographer.

I needed it tonight. I was taking pictures indoors at night with a long zoom at f/5. Yeah, I know - the solution is to get a faster long zoom. But those can get pretty expensive. I was at ISO 6400 and was wishing my d7000 didn't totally fall apart at higher ISOs.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2016 at 01:36 UTC
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (535 comments in total)

Nikon seems to have a lack of vision and will power in the consumer market. They are focussed now more on the high end market. Maybe that is the future - longer refresh cycles, smaller companies, less r&d cash, higher prices, etc. I think Nikon is the canary in the coal mine.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2016 at 02:46 UTC as 22nd comment
On article Nikon KeyMission action cameras now shipping in US (81 comments in total)

What? Nikon is second to last when I think about video (I think only Fuji cares less about video). So - Nikon - please go make stills cameras - and produce a damn ff mirror less for effs sake. I ml Df would be killer.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 01:25 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On article YI M1 Sample Gallery (138 comments in total)
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vincent0923: Every time there's something from the Chinese (eg. DJI, Xiaomi, Yi, Huawei, Oneplus, Oppo, Vivo etc), or even Japanese models that are made in China, there are always judgmental comments of doubts and skepticisms, some are not based on first-hand user experience but ignorance or racism.
Despite all the scorn and mockery, in the past 10 years China has ignored all those prejudice and marched on to gain much technical advancement and market share.
Competition is good, bring it on.

I don't give a crap where its made - but I think skepticism is absolutely justified - producing a good handling camera is not easy, even companies with decades of experience miss the mark sometimes. And this company is unknown for stills cameras - so skeptisism is justified.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 01:22 UTC
On article YI M1 Sample Gallery (138 comments in total)
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brownie314: This isn't cheap. Some of the lower end only and panny are in the same range and with them you know you are buying from an established quality controlled company.

Well, as I said - the price isn't higher, you can actually find some lower priced. So, the question is - do you take a chance on some unknown quality product or go with one where you at least know they know what photography is.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 01:18 UTC
On article YI M1 Sample Gallery (138 comments in total)

This isn't cheap. Some of the lower end only and panny are in the same range and with them you know you are buying from an established quality controlled company.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 16:45 UTC as 32nd comment | 2 replies

For that much, it better have at least a WiFi r

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2016 at 01:43 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
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Johnny621: This particular Nikon I, serial number 60924, was made in April 1948 and is notable as being the third camera produced by Nikon. What happened to #s 0 thru 60923?

Don't know the history with Nikon, but I do know that sometimes companies are purchased that were already producing parts or maybe entire assembled bodies - so the number could be a continuation of an already running number system.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2016 at 01:41 UTC
On article 2016 Roundups: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (172 comments in total)

I am waiting for someone to bring out a 1" fixed lens prime not much larger than a credit card. The Panasonic CM1 was a good attempt - but too large and the whole cell phone thing complicated it too much.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2016 at 01:40 UTC as 25th comment | 1 reply
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Nabilon: DPreview can only write such a negative comment on the Canon mirrorless, because they already know that Nikon will present a new breakthrough mirrorless at their Photokina press event tomorrow. *fingerscrossed*

The 1 J5 with native lenses is spectacular though. It isn't really fair to judge AF speed on adapted lenses. Then we would have to judge AF speed of Canon lenses on the D500, which I am sure would be pretty slow (as in manual focus). If Nikon could bring the 1 system speed to a DX body mirrorless - slam dunk.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 01:55 UTC
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Nabilon: DPreview can only write such a negative comment on the Canon mirrorless, because they already know that Nikon will present a new breakthrough mirrorless at their Photokina press event tomorrow. *fingerscrossed*

OTOH - is Nikon willing to compete with themselves for high performance DX bodies? An NX1-style body would be directly competitive with the D500. It is complicated.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 21:26 UTC
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Nabilon: DPreview can only write such a negative comment on the Canon mirrorless, because they already know that Nikon will present a new breakthrough mirrorless at their Photokina press event tomorrow. *fingerscrossed*

That is the 5 million dollar question. Will Nikon even put the development effort into the mirrorless DX market? Do they see an opportunity that some other company isn't covering? I think there is room for a serious Samsung NX1-style DX mirrorless camera. Maybe Nikon sees the same thing? Hard to tell.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 21:25 UTC
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Nabilon: DPreview can only write such a negative comment on the Canon mirrorless, because they already know that Nikon will present a new breakthrough mirrorless at their Photokina press event tomorrow. *fingerscrossed*

No, DL is 1", and delayed - possibly cancelled - who knows. No, this should be DX.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2016 at 20:59 UTC
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