aris14

aris14

Lives in Greece Athens, Greece
Joined on Jan 3, 2005

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Chris Yates: Am I the only one tired of manufacturers not disclosing pricing when releasing new products, when each product was developed with a budget and a target price?

No u are not!
Manufacturers who don't suggest even a rough pricing (i.e over a $1000, even via rumors), they just speculate in pricing.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 08:48 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1092 comments in total)
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jdc562: Considering all the inferiorities the review lists for this camera, it looks to me like DPreview lacks the integrity--honesty--and courage to dare to give the holy Leica-branded camera a more accurate lower numeric score. They give the Sony a99ii, with its superior features, an 85%, but give the Leica 84%. I bet if DPreview were given this exact same camera disguised as a different brand, the numeric score would have been far lower.
This is a fawning, obsequious, prejudiced score. DPreview, I'm not just disappointed, I am disgusted.

@Ebrahim Saadawi
Reading numbers was never a problem. Problem starts when we want to interpret numbers. If we cannot do it, we serve numbers per se, as an alibi to deliver camouflaged ad hominem arguments.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 01:06 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1092 comments in total)

It's like you have a lot of money and want to make let's say a very very good soccer team. You buy the best players for every role, the best coach but you can never win the Championship. During season your team played the best ball we' ve seen the last 10 years, managed to lose from some obviously inferior teams in its home and the half season's highlights are from your team who finished fourth to sixth. You still have people coming to see your team waiting a season only to see 3-4 excellent games and they love to talk about the team's capacities if only...

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 00:58 UTC as 107th comment | 1 reply
On article Sigma Announces 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens (154 comments in total)
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aris14: I have the notion that 3 out of 4 potential buyers of this kind of lenses could please themselves buying a Pana FZ 1000 instead.

You mean "wildlife" photogs I guess...
I fully agree with the second part...

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 00:42 UTC
On article Sigma Announces 100-400mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM lens (154 comments in total)

I have the notion that 3 out of 4 potential buyers of this kind of lenses could please themselves buying a Pana FZ 1000 instead.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 10:38 UTC as 4th comment | 2 replies
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beavertown: No wonder people believe Nikon is dying.

Are new Nikons available in pink..?

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 10:26 UTC
On article Archos to make Kodak-branded Android tablets (142 comments in total)
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trungtran: Mediocre is a little harsh, might not be for you, but there is a market out there for cheap electronics. Not everyone can afford an iPad.

Archos has also launched some great products (MP3, MP4 players) not only in quality output but in building quality as well...

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 09:54 UTC
On article Study: people don't actually like looking at selfies (200 comments in total)

Too much ado for nothing.
(i.e business as usually)...

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2017 at 10:41 UTC as 32nd comment
On article Prime or zoom? LensRentals investigates (237 comments in total)

Τhe cat is good since it catches the mice.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2017 at 10:34 UTC as 28th comment
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borgein: Arfh. The biggest deciding factor on how film "looks" nowadays is the SCANNER and the person using the scanner, and how the tiff files are processed to taste, not the film itself (at least for color film).

Direct..? You use a procedure like Cibachrome?

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2017 at 10:54 UTC

Ilford HP5 and Fujicolor 200 / Portra 160.
I used both of them. I really also liked and used Tri-X and Agfa Ektar.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 12:44 UTC as 8th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Minolta's prosumer DiMAGE 7 (209 comments in total)
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FLruckas: Bag of bolts.
Proprietary file format.
Ate batteries like crazy.
Mine still works.
Was my travel camera for many years.
Tethered to an external battery.
Loved the articulating EVF.
And it switched to B/W in low light.
Almost see in the dark.

Aldus was a great house... Adobe wouldn't never be what it is now if they never bought them. Dimage was a literally hot camera and battery eater. The only hottest cam I remember was a JVC's videocam I cannot recall its type.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 12:32 UTC
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borgein: Arfh. The biggest deciding factor on how film "looks" nowadays is the SCANNER and the person using the scanner, and how the tiff files are processed to taste, not the film itself (at least for color film).

Speaking of color film (positive/negative) it used to be the way you say by the moment there was the need for any kind of reproduction for press. Btw if u have a calibrated color workflow and serious scan equipment you can always "see" the actual colors of the chemically processed film.
Not to mention that in the recent past (80s) we couldn't even see some sort of color in real time before scanning.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 12:21 UTC
On article Google AI adds detail to low-resolution images (150 comments in total)

I think that it was Matrox's R&D they had a serious work in sub pixel structure back in the 90's...

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2017 at 10:06 UTC as 24th comment
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aris14: The only problem I see in this cam is that it cannot dim the spectators... Arena's designers and architects have to solve this "problem"...

I say the second option is more adequate in this case.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 12:25 UTC
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Slouch Hooligan: Manufacturers of electronics, among others, are shifting from a "push" marketing model(high volume, low margin) to a "pull" marketing model(low volume, high margin). To make this work they must be careful to not overproduce high demand items. This serves to enhance the perceived desirability of those models thus enabling the high retail prices such as those we have been seeing in new flagship model cameras.

True! Buy as we all know you have to have a product to do this. And if you have a good product even better. And marketing wise u have to be careful with this tricks. If a company cannot fiddle these tricks their next product is more than sure that will cope with a lot of skepticism...

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 12:24 UTC
On article Grab a free copy of DxO OpticsPro 9 while you can (187 comments in total)

Kudos to DxO...!!!

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 11:18 UTC as 9th comment

The only problem I see in this cam is that it cannot dim the spectators... Arena's designers and architects have to solve this "problem"...

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 10:48 UTC as 7th comment | 4 replies

I wonder how many people today could use this cam... A fine example of miniaturization...

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 12:47 UTC as 11th comment
On article Leica M10 real-world sample gallery (345 comments in total)
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JakeB: There's just a certain 'something' about those shots. An aura. A 'feeling.'

It would be ridiculous to suggest that any other manufacturer's camera/lens combinations costing a tenth of the price could create this 'look.'

It's almost like Leica sprinkled a little, well, let's call it 'pixie dust' into their cameras and lenses and that magic travels along the lens to the sensor and is captured along with the rays of light.

Or perhaps the sensor itself contains this pixie dust and thus imbues the image with the 'aura.'

No matter how it works, one can immediately spot this 'Leica look' that no other camera is capable of creating. It positively glows from each image.

Money well spent, I'd say.

@JakeB
I see what you mean and no matter what other guys comment the Leica images have this touch. I think that only few people can see it and to my opinion any good glass can produce fine images in our days. Worse than that is the fact that a touch only in post processing can add this look to practically any printed image from practically any cam, not to mention that all major brands's flagships they have their aura in capturing an image at least of equal character. Leicas are adorable, but purpose wise aim to a special audience that can afford it just for the shake of the "dot"...

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 11:24 UTC
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