epambos

epambos

Lives in Cyprus Paphos, Cyprus
Works as a Filmmaker
Joined on Nov 20, 2008
About me:

MA, PhD in Film Studies by PaR

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rcl100: This is so boring. Yet another wide angle. Seems people want a decent telephoto, but smartphones continue to give us wide angle. I guess wide angle is cheap and more profitable. A decent telephoto must be just too much engineering/money for smartphones as yet.

You are aware of the existense of Huawei P20 Pro, aren't you?

Usable 3X optical zoom, as you request... :)

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2018 at 10:26 UTC
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epambos: Fully compatible with both EF and EF-S lenses.
Check and Mate!

Damn...

Was hoping for some kind of tech wizardry
that provide us with a moving focal plane!

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 07:33 UTC

Fully compatible with both EF and EF-S lenses.
Check and Mate!

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 07:14 UTC as 532nd comment | 3 replies

Since I am invested in the EF lens system, I guess I have to wait whether the Canon full frame ILC with an adapter, is a better (video) option than the Sony A7 III with a similar adapter...

Link | Posted on Aug 31, 2018 at 20:27 UTC as 456th comment | 7 replies
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historianx: 46 shooters either own it or had it. What strings did they pull? ;)

(really, DPR, get rid of the juvenile and silly I own/I want/I had)

Maybe they are Sony A7R III owners, so they are in fact not lying...

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2018 at 20:47 UTC
On article Why smartphone cameras are blowing our minds (425 comments in total)
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epambos: Huawei P20 Pro is missing from this article because of both its ability to shoot native B/W photos and its great application of a usable zoom function... But is seems that DPReview is downplaying the significance of the latest camera iteration of the Huawei P line. Hmmm...

DarnGood...: Actually the zoom is a hybrid optical/digital zoom. A asecond sensor with a zoom lens provides a 3X image that is utilized to create convincing reaults up to 5X.

Rishi: Dear Rishi, I have to admit that I missed (at least one of) the P20 mentions. Its absense from the article picture that clearly displays the other three phones, absense from the image comparison widget - not to mention the links for buying the phones - really made me think that this is an article only about the three phones in question.

Also, the point still remains, the Smartphone that should be mentioned when referring to low light, high resolution, B/W and zoom abilities should be the P20 Pro. It is trully doing something entirely different and ahead of other brands now...

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2018 at 07:05 UTC
On article Why smartphone cameras are blowing our minds (425 comments in total)

Huawei P20 Pro is missing from this article because of both its ability to shoot native B/W photos and its great application of a usable zoom function... But is seems that DPReview is downplaying the significance of the latest camera iteration of the Huawei P line. Hmmm...

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2018 at 18:19 UTC as 115th comment | 4 replies

I have to admit that I have a soft spot for the Huawei P line after owning a P9 and P10.

The B/W sensor was a delight to use, the organic noise and excellent detail allowed me to shoot personal photo stories despite owning a treasured Fuji X100 (one very portable and capable camera).

What a lot of reviewers fail to point out is that, anyone familiar with the colour profiles used by various companies finds a lot of the knowledge and character of Leica within the image files of the P9 and P10, and the same applies to the treatment of the images that the monochromatic sensor produces...

It is my humble opinion that in the case of the P20 Pro usable zoom, excelent low light performance and dynamic range, ability to shoot high resolution and true monochromatic images really do make this a groundbreaking imaging device, one that is worth having when compared to other current smartphones, especially if taking photographs with your mobile is something you consider important.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2018 at 22:49 UTC as 76th comment | 4 replies

Truly informative blog and a testament to the power of computational models and algorithms. Sensor technology is only one aspect of driving the quality of the image forward, not just technically but aesthetically as well...

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2017 at 16:47 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm X100 (176 comments in total)

Was given to me as a present,
right after the Fuji X100S was
introduced...

Still use it very often for the
documentation of our events
in very demanding -dark- light
conditions. It performs excellent!

Have a look:
https://www.facebook.com/ANANAS8BitCoffee/

The relationship with this gem of a camera
is a love and hate affair, but at least when
it rewards you with a trully exceptional
photo, you can be proud of yourself!

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 12:49 UTC as 77th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm F10 (124 comments in total)

I loved my Fuji F10 and F11.
:)
Took some amazing snapshots
and they are both still working!

PS. I got the F11 usee for 15€...

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2016 at 17:40 UTC as 58th comment
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Camediadude: Dpreview, take a look at how gizmodo covered this press release, and learn a thing or two from them. http://gizmodo.com/5994043/blackmagic-pocket-cinema-camera-raw-video-in-the-palm-of-your-hand-for-1000

Notice the photos they included, versus the single one you put up. Their blurb actually seems to have a pulse, as opposed to the clinical description you offer at the top, which may as well have been written by a machine. Then there is a link included for the official press release, so that we can just go and read the sea of marketing speak over there if we wish, as opposed to having to scroll down through it here only to find that you included no other pictures.

You included a list of highlights, which is nice. However, Engadget has a whole hands-on posted in the meantime. Perhaps you could step it up? I'm trying to help here.

Second motion that!
DPReview seems to be getting less and less right
as months go by. Hence, I find myself visiting the
site less and less, which is a shame. Please focus
on great reviews like you used to do before...

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2013 at 10:19 UTC
On article DPReview is looking for a Mobile Imaging Editor (35 comments in total)
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larrytusaz: The idea of having tools for sharing my d-SLR or mirrorless captured images quickly online in the field is appealing. Using a phone to take a photo? Sorry, I know they say "the tool doesn't matter," but I thnk it sort of DOES matter. You get to this level of being an enthusiast or professional, you use tools to match that. Phones just aren't that, I don't care what awards photos taken with them have won. As CAPTURING tools, they just don't rate. As SHARING tools, well that's fine. Anything that let me take images I've captured with my d-SLR or mirrorless & share before getting home & offloading to the PC, I'm all for.

I find it quite ironic that the previous news story in DPReview is specifically related to the 'Depth of field in Macro Photography'!

:)

See:
http://www.dpreview.com/articles/3064907237/depth-of-field-in-macro-photography

It is not a matter then of a new attitude towards technology and photography. Clearly DPReview is trying to become a 'Jack of all trades' photographic site and that is why devoted readers are slightly concerned.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2012 at 14:36 UTC
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