Kaelis

Kaelis

Lives in France Paris, France
Works as a Logistics at Apple
Has a website at http://www.alexispillon.com/
Joined on Jan 11, 2012
About me:

Semi-pro photographer.

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Tiefenunschärfe: The iPhone is able to produce nice pictures in good light - like most P & S -cameras since about 15 years.

I wouldn't call every pictures "in good light", like the female silhouette.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2016 at 16:23 UTC
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Vanitas Photo: I love the photos but grind my teeth looking at IQ... Sorry but for 770-780 USD/euros you can get a compact mirrorless, be it Iphone 7 plus or the Android based smartphone counterpart.

https://www.keh.com/shop/cameras/digital-cameras/mirrorless.html?price=150-500

Yeah and you have no phone/GPS/web browser in these. The photo capabilities of the iPhone are just a bonus in the whole package. And a fine bonus indeed.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2016 at 16:20 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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WillWeaverRVA: No SD card slot, no USB ports. This is an abject waste of time for most photographers, and the only good it'll probably do is to lower the prices of the old model.

They'll continue to sell the current MBP Retina 13" yeah, with less customisation options but you still can build a pretty powerful one with a large SSD.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 05:22 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (871 comments in total)
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WillWeaverRVA: No SD card slot, no USB ports. This is an abject waste of time for most photographers, and the only good it'll probably do is to lower the prices of the old model.

Old model didn't even see a price drop 😎😂

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 21:35 UTC
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Melchiorum: To me Sony has always treaded right at the border line of "worth a purchase", but kept failing to cross it. They keep adding good and useful features, but by then there are more appealing alternatives available.

With A6500 they have addressed two of the four complaints I had about A6300:
+ Touchscreen - yay!
+ Stabilization - hell yay!
- Same rolling sh*tter - boo!
- Almost the same controls/menu - boo!

Unfortunately, these two improvements aren't worth the increased price (they should have been in A6300 to begin with) in my opinion. The lens selection is still an issue. The video capabilities are still hindered by horribly slow readout. The controls are still toy-like.

When there are gems like X-T2 available for the same price and E-M1 II on the horizon, I just don't feel like Sony A6500 is quite worth it. Fuji is better for photography, E-M1 II will be better for video, sports and wildlife shooting. Both have better and more glass.

Let it slide.. Sony fanboys are on the hunt.

Your points are valid and well-explained and they just nitpick one bit and troll on it without confronting your other arguments.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2016 at 16:47 UTC
On article Fast and light: Nikkor 24mm F1.8G ED lens review (158 comments in total)

Very nice review, thanks for the effort. Even more interesting given the frequent comparisons between the Nikkor and the Sigma. I guess a lot of people - me included - would hesitate between the two, the 1.4 aperture for the Sigma is very tempting at a price very close to the Nikkor's one.

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2016 at 15:14 UTC as 51st comment
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PKDanny: How's DX 35mm F1.8G ?

It's a solid performer especially given the low price. It's a shame Nikon doesn't make more DX primes.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 13:49 UTC
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steelhead3: Find: a brown skinned man carrying a suitcase and looking to do harm. This will be the ultimate in typecasting for governments to abuse.

Hmm

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2016 at 19:01 UTC
On article Fujifilm Photokina 2016 video interview transcript (9 comments in total)

Thanks a lot for putting the effort of offering a text transcript.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 13:41 UTC as 8th comment
On article Rock Solid: Canon 1D X Mark II Review (443 comments in total)
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Nobby2016: Photographers who need the best high ISO performance, videographers who require a deep feature set
D5 maintains an edge of a stop or two at high ISO settings.

what a utter nonsense....

Yeah and what do you propose for precise testings of milliseconds differences ?

I'll take pro impressions in real life situations over bland tests in irrelevant scenarios anyday.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 14:59 UTC
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Studio1138: At this price, it should have VR AND a lens calibration puck like the Sigma Art lenses.

Among the 6 Nikon primes I own/owned, I never had to calibrate the AF, always on point out of the box.

VR make lenses bigger and ruin the background blur, you don't need VR with today's cameras ISO abilities and a f/1.4 lens.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 18:27 UTC
On photo Transformed By The Wind in the Landscape - Black and White #2 challenge (1 comment in total)

Very nice.

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2016 at 12:55 UTC as 1st comment

Great...another 2000mm f/9 equivalent, as if us mighty FF owners needed that..

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2016 at 18:37 UTC as 70th comment
On article Nokia Lumia 1520 camera review (102 comments in total)
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Misterio: What is wrong with all lumia's video record? Why their video so shaky?

Troll.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2014 at 11:27 UTC
On article Phase One announces IQ250 50MP CMOS medium format back (191 comments in total)

PhaseOne... I'm still waiting for a Full Frame you know, don't take the same road as Pentax please, I'm tired of waiting for bigger sensors !

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2014 at 00:15 UTC as 21st comment | 7 replies
On article Fashion Shoot: Tips from a Pro (82 comments in total)

Very interesting, thank you.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2012 at 09:15 UTC as 34th comment
On article Photokina 2012: Interview - John Carlson of Pentax (150 comments in total)
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Kaelis: AND WHAT ABOUT THE FF ><

"They are asking for more lenses" Hell no, I mean yes but before that throw us a real new body to work with !

@kavolis : Yes I'm very interested in that point, Pentax could release a FF and tell officially what lenses we could use on it, because for now these are informations you only read in forums.

I'd be glad to put the DA* 55 in front of a FF sensor !

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 11:49 UTC
On article Photokina 2012: Interview - John Carlson of Pentax (150 comments in total)
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Cane: I wonder how many of you would actually buy a FF Pentax or just complain about what it doesn't have on camera forums? I am guessing there will be more talk than purchasing in this place.

@ziza2 : The 645D is perfect for studio photographers (except maybe for the speed), but for photojournalism, street photo or sports, even for concerts and dance shows, it's totally useless. It's for studio, period.

It's evident that there is a huge gap between K5-II and 645D, we hope Ricoh/Pentax would have filled it at Photokina, they didn't. It's a sort of a mockery to release a K5-II and nothing else. The Q10 is a joke, and if the K5 still compete with D300s and 7D, we, Pentaxians, don't have an alternative to the complete FF line-up of Canikon. Let's face it, they are nearly as FF bodies in Nikon current line-up as APS-C : D4/D800/D600 - D3200 - D5100 - D7000 - D300s.

We have nothing but a two years old camera with new AF, an ugly Q, a rebadged Tamron lens, a useless bazooka at 7K.

I really hope there's something to be announced in the next 6 months, even if it's not ready, just to keep us confident.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 19:12 UTC
On article Photokina 2012: Interview - John Carlson of Pentax (150 comments in total)
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Cane: I wonder how many of you would actually buy a FF Pentax or just complain about what it doesn't have on camera forums? I am guessing there will be more talk than purchasing in this place.

Not so much for sure, but it will attract new people to Pentax as a brand with a complete line-up.

Right now if I should start photography, I wouldn't pick again Pentax, but Nikon for the D600, or at least an other body but I would know that when I want to, I can upgrade.

I have the K5, and I feel stuck. I don't have the money for a FF right now, but if I knew Pentax had one on the way, I would start to put money in the bank.

Right now, you can't be a serious pro and work in Pentax, it's a shame because the K5 is brilliant, but you just can't work with a K5, you'll always look like a loser compared to photographers with 5D/D800, even if it's stupid, and it is. But that's the way it is.

We need a flagship for Pentax line-up, something to dream on.

Nobody but pros buy 1D-X or D4, but all customers know they're here, and they represent the finest product of their brand, top body, top technology, and you feel confident in your brand. You can't with Pentax.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 16:59 UTC
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