Chris62

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Chris62: I've spend few days in the mountains.
For picture taking I took my NX30 + 3 pancakes (16/f2,4; 30/F2 and 45/f1,8).
For tele needs I took system zoom 50-200.
What about other tourists?
Few people used DSLR with kit lens.
The rest used smartphones.
And I met two girls from Thailand - they asked me take them a photo - they used fuji X-E1 - to heavy for me.
I never will buy heavy DSLR for touristic using (IMO it is camera for people doing photography ) - and you? Do you want carry so heavy camera and lens?
I really do not understand why Nikon (and canon too) do not offer any competitive product for Sony A7.

If we take into consideration a zoom lens OK, A7 becomes also big (but much smaller and lighter still).
But there are lens named pancakes and such lens together with A7 makes the camera very small as small as my Samsung NX or Sony A6500 with 16/F2,8.
For active people small light and so expensive vamera is optimal.
Would you like have a crash on mountain bicykle and crash heavy expensive nikon and lens?

OK Sony do not offer pancakes for A7 why? I do not know.
This is the reason I keep NX pancakes system.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2017 at 14:19 UTC

I've spend few days in the mountains.
For picture taking I took my NX30 + 3 pancakes (16/f2,4; 30/F2 and 45/f1,8).
For tele needs I took system zoom 50-200.
What about other tourists?
Few people used DSLR with kit lens.
The rest used smartphones.
And I met two girls from Thailand - they asked me take them a photo - they used fuji X-E1 - to heavy for me.
I never will buy heavy DSLR for touristic using (IMO it is camera for people doing photography ) - and you? Do you want carry so heavy camera and lens?
I really do not understand why Nikon (and canon too) do not offer any competitive product for Sony A7.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 14:41 UTC as 32nd comment | 9 replies
On article New Canon EOS 77D sits between Rebel T7i and EOS 80D (52 comments in total)

Ok so next Canon camera will be named EOS 99?
Sony not better in the past after Samsung NX they created Sony NEX
and A7 is close to EOS 7 mark *.

Also New Canon 800d similar to Nikon D800.
Crazy world not enough of digits letters to give different naming?

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2017 at 14:57 UTC as 1st comment

For today I wouldn't buy MFT end even DX camera without BSI CMOS sensor.
Maybe GH6 will get one?

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2017 at 08:53 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1627 comments in total)
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Chris62: The strange thing, but over 2 years older Samsung NX bodies are still very competitive and NX1 is even much better.

Such company as Canon this year should present in such camera the sensor 30 MP BSI CMOS, 4k, set of 5 pancake lens, top AF system, the best viewfinder and screen and be the best specified mirrorless on the marked.
Big disappoitment from my side.

Cameras still works and for now no better options even 3 years after.
Not always better products from technical point of view are more popular than worse products.
No matter the point is that todays' cameras offer limited technology and it is not good time to buy any.
In example why MFT cameras producers do not use BSI CMOS sensors?
This technology Samsung used in 2014 and stilll no camera APS-C BSI CMOS on the market,
FF yes great Sony in A7 R2 and small 1" sensor is used in many cameras.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 08:31 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1627 comments in total)
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Chris62: The strange thing, but over 2 years older Samsung NX bodies are still very competitive and NX1 is even much better.

Such company as Canon this year should present in such camera the sensor 30 MP BSI CMOS, 4k, set of 5 pancake lens, top AF system, the best viewfinder and screen and be the best specified mirrorless on the marked.
Big disappoitment from my side.

"miras
and will be 4 x more expensive
"
In 2014 NX1's price was 1500$ so....

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2017 at 11:17 UTC
On article Google Pixel XL camera review (186 comments in total)
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Sergey Borachev: The Samsung S7 is a top smartphone, bought by millions, has been out for 10 months and nearly due for an upgrade, but is for some reason not reviewed by DPReview?

It has a more consistent performance across all areas, unlike this Pixel, based on various tests, including DXOMark, which rated its camera at 88 compared to the Pixel's 89 ! The Pixel was found slightly better mainly in its HDR and colour saturation, but weaker in AF, video, flare control and camera features like stitching and camera operational control.

In other non-camera areas, S7 is clearly ahead, e.g. MicroSD card, better weather sealing, display resolution, wireless charging, abundance of accessories, support, price, .... ....

Can we expect a review before the S8 is announced? Thanks Lars.

Maybe it is but I do not see much practical advantages over my5times cheaper S5 Neo.
The only smartphone I would change S5 Neo is Note 4 - there is still battery and SD card changing possible and note 4 is larger what is big pros for me because I use smartphne in the car as a navi.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2016 at 09:08 UTC
On article Google Pixel XL camera review (186 comments in total)
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snapa: To all the people who can not figure out why Google did not offer a microSD slot, here is the answer: They would not be able to charge $200 more for the extra internal memory in the phone. That will make them a LOT of money! It seems like a pretty straightforward business decision to me.

People who can afford this phone, can and WILL get the 128GB vs the 32GB version if they really need it. It is a very nice phone with a GREAT camera, and that Google assistant feature will make it my next phone. I want a smaller 5 inch screen, so this phone seems perfect for me, with the 32GB memory ;)

I do not agree - my S5 neo is great smartfon.
Works as navigation, videorecoreder during car driving, gives information about engine parameters (temperatures, voltage, pressures and more) also works as a camera when I do not need Dx sensor and playing chess.
Th eonly remark I have is it doesnt make a coffee.
But this unit works fast and without any problems internet lte is fast, video/audio players without isses and what is important is waterproofed, I can change the battery and SD card (I use 128 GB) and for me 32 GB is not enough - for navigation I have all Europe maps on the SD and a lot of music and movies too. I am glad GPS works fine (in former Galaxy S2 GPS was terrible)
The best thing is I paid ca 170$ for this smartphone and I do not understand why people pay 4 times more for units where there is no battery or SD changing possibility.
Android I use is 5.x Lolipop with TW. System is 100% stable since the begening.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2016 at 09:01 UTC
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1627 comments in total)

The strange thing, but over 2 years older Samsung NX bodies are still very competitive and NX1 is even much better.

Such company as Canon this year should present in such camera the sensor 30 MP BSI CMOS, 4k, set of 5 pancake lens, top AF system, the best viewfinder and screen and be the best specified mirrorless on the marked.
Big disappoitment from my side.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2016 at 08:50 UTC as 65th comment | 10 replies
On article 2016 Roundup: Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras (187 comments in total)
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Chris62: I think in this category the most important can be the longest zoom or the smallest size.
How to compare TZ100 to RX10?
These cameras are predicted for different people needs.
If somebody accept bulky camera but with better ergonomy and lonfger zoom too than ZS100 is not attractive for him - am I right?
The price included to evaluation?
OK, but it does not mean the FZ1000 is the best in "power" category.

Such roundups shold have three categories
1. Econo - for people who want to buy as cheap as possible
2. Power - for people who do not care for the price
3 Optimised - balance between price and specification because not always the most expensive gear is optimal to buy.
I. e. some features can be second priority and not important for everybody.
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My tip from this roundup is Sony RX10 III. Sharp lens in 24-600 range is very big advantage and I think for low light we need camera with larger sensor and faster lens so RX10 mk2 with constant F2,8 is not good choice for such scenes anyhow.

What do you mean" twice as good as"?
Sony offers longer zoom and faster lens - sharper lens.
Is it enough to say twice or 30%?
FZ2500 is also much more expensive than FZ1000.
And even you pay 50% less price for FZ how do you use it when you want to use 600 mm/F4?

OK for me the price is also high - even 4 times higher than for i.e. a guy from USA because currency value in my country is more than 4 times weaker so it means I need 4 times more time to work and earn money for any goods.
Can you imagine RX10mk3 price as 7000$?
How much time USA guys work for 7000$
And there are countries wher people within one year of working do not earn enough money to buy such camera.
Why?

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2016 at 08:22 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras (187 comments in total)

I think in this category the most important can be the longest zoom or the smallest size.
How to compare TZ100 to RX10?
These cameras are predicted for different people needs.
If somebody accept bulky camera but with better ergonomy and lonfger zoom too than ZS100 is not attractive for him - am I right?
The price included to evaluation?
OK, but it does not mean the FZ1000 is the best in "power" category.

Such roundups shold have three categories
1. Econo - for people who want to buy as cheap as possible
2. Power - for people who do not care for the price
3 Optimised - balance between price and specification because not always the most expensive gear is optimal to buy.
I. e. some features can be second priority and not important for everybody.
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My tip from this roundup is Sony RX10 III. Sharp lens in 24-600 range is very big advantage and I think for low light we need camera with larger sensor and faster lens so RX10 mk2 with constant F2,8 is not good choice for such scenes anyhow.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2016 at 07:44 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies

M5 looks nice, the most important it is Canon the most popular system but the question is why the newest model so powerful company is worse specified than 2 years old Samsung and even not cheaper?
I like my Samsung NX30 and NX1 and nice lenses pancakes so no reason to buy M5 (I do not want to use adopters for EF lenses too becauso of increasing weight and size)
How long CLCs fans have to wait for decent system from Canon and Nikon?
Do they really do not understand that big and heavy DSLRs are predicted for profesional use not for hobbists?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 12:05 UTC as 78th comment
On article Samsung offers NX1 and NX500 firmware updates (150 comments in total)
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Chris62: Even now negative PR against Samsung is active.
I red so many stupid things in comments and I wonder who does pay for writing such text.
It was always present on many forums.
Many people can not think and they buy things the marketing says they should buy.
Samsung cameras wheer great for spome purposes and people who can think, who have some knowledge know it.
The problem is agressive marketing rulez and 50% of tv programs is marketing brain washing.
There are people who always tell you what you should buy even in reality you do not need it.

First define the word marketing.
We must differ real marketing let's say presentation of product advantages from negative PR for competitive products that uses lies about product features etc.
In example if X company marketing makes adverts for their products it is OK but if this PR is about Y company products it is non fair - but...this is the World...

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2016 at 10:21 UTC
On article Samsung offers NX1 and NX500 firmware updates (150 comments in total)
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Chris62: Even now negative PR against Samsung is active.
I red so many stupid things in comments and I wonder who does pay for writing such text.
It was always present on many forums.
Many people can not think and they buy things the marketing says they should buy.
Samsung cameras wheer great for spome purposes and people who can think, who have some knowledge know it.
The problem is agressive marketing rulez and 50% of tv programs is marketing brain washing.
There are people who always tell you what you should buy even in reality you do not need it.

Peiasdf It was impossible in the world where the strongest marketing had Olympus and Sony.
Some people like me are resistant for marketing but some not.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 09:18 UTC
On article Samsung offers NX1 and NX500 firmware updates (150 comments in total)
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Chris62: Even now negative PR against Samsung is active.
I red so many stupid things in comments and I wonder who does pay for writing such text.
It was always present on many forums.
Many people can not think and they buy things the marketing says they should buy.
Samsung cameras wheer great for spome purposes and people who can think, who have some knowledge know it.
The problem is agressive marketing rulez and 50% of tv programs is marketing brain washing.
There are people who always tell you what you should buy even in reality you do not need it.

No I do not. Samsung has no marketing at all in photo you know.
Buy whatever you like - like me - I like NX and I've been using it for six years.
Probably you wonder I did not buy leading Canon, Nikon or another?
Can you imagine I can see many advantages in this system?

We NX users have lost a lot because of that aggressive negative PR and no pro PR and no strategic offence from Samsung who prefers to make business in mobiles. than photo.
Even now, when NX is discontinued we can see in comments many non true opinions.
Why?

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 08:55 UTC
On article Samsung offers NX1 and NX500 firmware updates (150 comments in total)

Even now negative PR against Samsung is active.
I red so many stupid things in comments and I wonder who does pay for writing such text.
It was always present on many forums.
Many people can not think and they buy things the marketing says they should buy.
Samsung cameras wheer great for spome purposes and people who can think, who have some knowledge know it.
The problem is agressive marketing rulez and 50% of tv programs is marketing brain washing.
There are people who always tell you what you should buy even in reality you do not need it.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 09:04 UTC as 12th comment | 7 replies
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (718 comments in total)
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Chris62: So.... we can say D80 is disappointing.

The newest model from the leading producer in this price should be equipped with BSI CMOS sensor (it could solve DR issue), 4k movies and photo mode to be competitive to Panasonic 4k cameras or Sony A6300, and should be ff/bf issues free.

Maybe next model will be better and meet the expectations ???

Two years old Samsung NX1 body beats this Canon in every aspect (except of system age lens & accessories offer and mirror difference of course )

mkbrkloster (4 days ago)
"Chris62 - Fair enough, but when you buy a body, you buy the system. Any evaluation must include both."
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And Canon lens system is optimised for APS_C sensor? I do not think so...

Even Canon does not offer so great small pancakes as Samsung NX.
Is here any zoom 16-50/F2-F2,8 for Canon?

We can discuss about system lenses too but not in this topic.
We evaluate 80D BODY.
So I say this is old fashioned technology in the newest APS_C model (only Dual Pixel is nice)
Probably for marketing political reasons - next year Canon will place 4k BSI CMOS maybe something else and marketing will say 90D is much better than 80D and so on...
For system user such politic can be disappointing - do not you think?

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 06:50 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (718 comments in total)
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Chris62: So.... we can say D80 is disappointing.

The newest model from the leading producer in this price should be equipped with BSI CMOS sensor (it could solve DR issue), 4k movies and photo mode to be competitive to Panasonic 4k cameras or Sony A6300, and should be ff/bf issues free.

Maybe next model will be better and meet the expectations ???

Two years old Samsung NX1 body beats this Canon in every aspect (except of system age lens & accessories offer and mirror difference of course )

mkbrkloster - I only compared two bodies in technological aspects.
As I said as a potential customer I would expect more from the best producer.
If you are satisfied OK.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 07:07 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Enthusiast Long Zoom Cameras (187 comments in total)
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FuhTeng: I'm excited for the RX10 III - what a fun camera to rent for a vacation! Sure, it's expensive, but it's a 600 mm f4 lens! I just hope the AF is up to the task.

And if it's not, the Nikon DL24-500 sounds great too.

But in case of 600 mm ultra shallow DOF probably is not the priority.
F4 allows to use lower ISO for demanded shutter value.

Link | Posted on May 4, 2016 at 06:53 UTC
On article The Canon that can: Canon EOS 80D Review (718 comments in total)

So.... we can say D80 is disappointing.

The newest model from the leading producer in this price should be equipped with BSI CMOS sensor (it could solve DR issue), 4k movies and photo mode to be competitive to Panasonic 4k cameras or Sony A6300, and should be ff/bf issues free.

Maybe next model will be better and meet the expectations ???

Two years old Samsung NX1 body beats this Canon in every aspect (except of system age lens & accessories offer and mirror difference of course )

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 13:32 UTC as 73rd comment | 18 replies
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