brownie314

brownie314

Joined on Sep 26, 2011

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beenthere: Nikon *has* to tread lightly here due to their installed base. A Canon "bottom up" product strategy is unlikely as I think even the knuckle-heads at Nikon management are still smarting from the Nikon 1 debacle. I'm hoping for an FX product with the functionality and UI of the 750 as a start. An F mount adapter is table stakes.

The N1 was a good product (mostly) with not so great lens options (needed a fast standard zoom, a f1.8-2.8 standard zoom would have made the system great). If had a DX 24MP sensor - it would have sold a ton more, but would not have been so small.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2018 at 22:21 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (896 comments in total)
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brownie314: Meh. My D5500 body was less than $500 and has image quality far superior to this.

I had a G7 for a while before I sent it back. It was a nice little body. But I just could not get used to Panasonic colors. My eyes are used to Nikon colors. Which seem natural to me, OK, maybe if anything, slightly warm. But Panasonic - omg - everything had this awful green tint to it. I tried to post it out - but I just didn't want to spend that much time in post getting rid of this green tint from everything.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 22:26 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (896 comments in total)
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brownie314: Meh. My D5500 body was less than $500 and has image quality far superior to this.

Sure - maybe a potential G9 buyer would not be evaluating a D5500. But you never know. The G9 is aimed at stills shooters. Could a person be evaluating either a G9 with one lens or a D5500 with a bag of lenses? Maybe. And with the D5500 you get a larger, better sensor, so maybe you don't need so many large aperture lenses. Just saying - its not impossible.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 22:19 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (896 comments in total)
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brownie314: Meh. My D5500 body was less than $500 and has image quality far superior to this.

sbu - well I would not say it sucks. Yeah, I wish it had more external controls. But other than that - it is a very capable body. It probably even focuses better in low light than the G9 (just guessing).

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 21:57 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (896 comments in total)
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brownie314: Meh. My D5500 body was less than $500 and has image quality far superior to this.

Oh, so I guess it is just impossible to ever make buying choices then? Nothing can ever be compared? No values can ever be assigned?

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 21:54 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-G9 Review (896 comments in total)

Meh. My D5500 body was less than $500 and has image quality far superior to this.

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2018 at 21:22 UTC as 100th comment | 16 replies
On article Have your say: Best high-end ILC of 2017 (173 comments in total)
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Alex Zeee: Not to beat a dead horse, but I find it somewhat hilarious that $1700 MFT G9 is listed here at the High End (no disputes with that, it totally deserves to be here) but the $1700 FF 6DII is a midlevel camera. What a time to be alive

I think its more like "the top camera from the manufacturer" than it is about price.

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2017 at 16:42 UTC
On article Canon EOS M100 review (791 comments in total)

I already have a 22/2 and a seldom used EOS M original (doesn't get much use because I also have a Nikon Coolpix A). I wonder if this now M100 body will make the EOS M experience worth carrying it? I do love the 22/2.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2017 at 15:35 UTC as 19th comment | 7 replies

16/1.4? Cool. But on DX I think 14 or 12 mm is more interesting

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2017 at 01:39 UTC as 56th comment
On article Sony announces lightweight FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS lens (297 comments in total)
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Waterengineer: Sony (lenses) = bring your money.

It is not hard to find the Nikon 24-120/4 on sale pretty cheap. Or buy in a kit and it is cheap (relatively).

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2017 at 03:47 UTC
On article Sony announces lightweight FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS lens (297 comments in total)
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Waterengineer: Sony (lenses) = bring your money.

Agreed - I like the range and constant aperture as well. This will probably be a good lens. But for around half the price you could have an excellent Nikon 24-120/4. Combined with a D750 - pretty good setup. But if you must have mirrorless FF - this Sony is the only real option ...for now (I am looking your way Nikon).

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 21:54 UTC
On article Sony announces lightweight FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS lens (297 comments in total)
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Waterengineer: Sony (lenses) = bring your money.

Thkpic - problem is - Sony is consistently a few hundred more expensive than the competition.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2017 at 20:50 UTC
On article Canon G1 X III vs. Sony Cybershot RX100 V (634 comments in total)

I would rather have seen Canon try to make a compact in the Spirit of the RX1 with an aps-c sensor. Something like a 22/2 lens and an aps-c sensor. Could have been great.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2017 at 14:01 UTC as 164th comment | 1 reply

To me - a camera has to have good jpgs. What I mean by that is - good default colors. If I have to work for hours in post to get rid of green tints or other stuff like that - it isn't worth it. I will buy a worse (ergonomically) camera to get better SOC results. I PP most of my photos - but I do NOT want to have to work to get rid of weird colors. Samsung has some strangeness to color. Panasonic has the same problem.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2017 at 13:28 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies

No, this does not make sense to me. If I want an aps-c sensor and a slow lens - there are lots of compelling options out there in ILC land. If this was "pocketable" - maybe. But it isn't - so why bother with this when you can get an ILC cheaper, almost as small - and can change out lenses when you need to?

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2017 at 23:48 UTC as 43rd comment

Why doesn't the Panasonic CM1 ever get compared to other cell phones?

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2017 at 14:50 UTC as 46th comment

But seriously - if this curved sensor allows smaller lenses and Nikon can make a compact FF fixed lens camera - I will start looking at how to sell one of my kidneys.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 19:03 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies

Curvy and stacked - awesome.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 19:01 UTC as 7th comment
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MPS Photographic: If I want a DX zoom lens wider than 16/18mm, I either have to shell out $900 for the AF-S 10-24mm, or replace my existing D7000 in order to use the non-compatible $310 AF-P 10-20mm. So no money for Nikon today.

What the fuzz? Af-p doesn't AF on d7000? Aw crap. Nikon messed up.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2017 at 01:16 UTC
On article Video: Nikon D7500 first look (416 comments in total)
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jimofcan: It would be nice if Nikon would offer a Camera that DOES NOT do the video thing! Might drop the price a few bucks too.
I thought the Hi ISO and low light performance was very good.
The 7500 does feel fairly good in the hands, way better than the D7000 ever did. Too bad it isn't being offered with a grip.

Yes, this is a common complaint. But the fact is video is so easy to add and the cost (in units sold) would well outweigh any cost gain from not including video features. So not including video would increase the price of the body.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2017 at 18:52 UTC
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