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WT21

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On CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II article (200 comments in total)

Can you tilt the flash with your finger, to bounce it up?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 12:04 UTC as 33rd comment
On Sony a6000 First Impressions Review preview (899 comments in total)

Fine looking camera, but no reason to move out of my NEX-6. And what's the point of on-sensor PDAF if you offer mainly weak lenses? I'll stick with legacy lenses for now.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 12:32 UTC as 210th comment | 2 replies
On Fujifilm X-T1 real-world samples gallery article (187 comments in total)

For me, I have no doubt the IQ will be great. I need video samples of the predictive and tracking focus :)

Seems like a great camera, but I'll need to wait for the price to drop.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 02:41 UTC as 24th comment
On Pictures emerge showing widely-leaked Fujfilm 'X-T1' article (373 comments in total)
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munro harrap: Is it still a half-frame sensor? that IS the question

Fuji does not offer a "half-frame sensor". That is m43, if you mean 1/2 of 135 format.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 14:49 UTC
On Pictures emerge showing widely-leaked Fujfilm 'X-T1' article (373 comments in total)
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Frank C.: I wonder how good the AF tracking is? because there is a difference between "AF-tracking" and "trying to AF-track"

I can't imagine there is any breakthrough yet, especially from Fuji, who hasn't been leading the AF pack, IMO. I think this release is more about the EVF, dials, and ergos (grip, a body that can handle a proper flash, etc.). However, if they do have a breakthrough in AF tracking, that would be something. Would love to see it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 14:48 UTC
On Pictures emerge showing widely-leaked Fujfilm 'X-T1' article (373 comments in total)
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JT_FD: Clearly pitched against the OMD, then. Just hope they've sorted out focus. I love my X-Pro 1s, but focus in even middling light is weak and AF of moving targets is not worth trying. So still using the big DSLR for sports and concerts.

I've seen a number of folks say it's pitched against the OMD. I think rather it's just a darn strong offering. It's competing against most everything for stills -- a7, OMD, 6D, D610, Df (also competes against the X2 and XPro1). Not sure I'll get it, as I'd lose a lot of money selling my 6D, but it's a very nice entry in general.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 14:46 UTC
On Pictures emerge showing widely-leaked Fujfilm 'X-T1' article (373 comments in total)
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Heyseuss Hoolio: I think it's great. No it's not "full frame" but you'll still get excellent pictures. It's main purpose would be to mount an endless supply of non-native mount lenses to it with adapters and/or speed boosters.

@naveed -- which new model full frame cameras is the X cleaner at high ISO?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 14:44 UTC
On Pictures emerge showing widely-leaked Fujfilm 'X-T1' article (373 comments in total)
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HubertChen: What am I missing? The X-T1 has the viewfinder in middle of the camera, which is ergonomically bad, as now my nose is colliding with the display. The previous X-Models have the viewfinder in the corner of he camera, which is way better.

Other then than the bad placement of the EVF, what is the difference?

And do not get me wrong. I love the Fuji X-Cameras. They are very well designed and work like a charm. Just do not see the excitement of bad placement of the EVF and why to create a new camera family? If they want to increase sales, work on cost down of the wonderful X-Gestalt.

I found the XE series to be too much on the edge/not protected enough from incidental/outdoors light. This looks like a much better EVF placement in terms of blocking in coming light.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 14:43 UTC
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ihv: "The update is free for Creative Cloud members".

Well, this is why membership is paid for. Quite far from being free.

it should say "the update is included in your creative cloud membership" because you are, indeed, paying for it. My company sells annual licenses. We always say "included" not "free" because it would be disingenuous to call it "free"

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2014 at 22:41 UTC
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gerard boulanger: Read my lips: this stuff to be connected with Wifi then to the "cloud" will be a big deal for casual photography.
It could even be more with a prime lens or a more modest but good IQ zoom, like a 28-60 equivalent

This is a placeholder. Cameras in glasses, watches, etc. will kill this off quick.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 14, 2014 at 03:05 UTC
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jenbenn: "The XF56mm F1.2 R is less than half the size of an equivalent lens on a full-frame camera" That is debatable --an equivalent FF lens would be an 85mm 1.8. At least with respect to field of view and dof. The Canon version of such lens happens to be very comparable in size and weight to the Fuji - certainly not double that of the Fuji.iF one conisders the 50mm 1.2 L USM as an "equivalent" lens the statement might be true, however a 50mm on FF has a diffeent application than a 56mm on Aps.-CC and is not comparable. Anyway, apart from the stupid marketing taklk, a real nice lens. Hope Sony release a Zeiss 85mm for their A7r soon, though

@BarnET -- the price differences are there, but those two DSLRs actually AF consistently and with some speed, as opposed to the XE1.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 14:44 UTC
On Have Your Say: Best DSLR / SLT of 2013 article (339 comments in total)

I think the Canon 70D operationally is a sweet camera. But the sensor lags. I don't know much about the K3, so I didn't vote for that, and voted for the Df instead. Maybe I should look more closely at the K3!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2013 at 22:55 UTC as 109th comment

But how are skin tones?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 13, 2013 at 02:36 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On Roger Cicala cynically re-defines photography article (54 comments in total)
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WT21: I love lensrentals an roger's blog, but he got bokeh wrong. Bokeh is

"the quantitative measure of depth of field. Objectively, more bokeh is better than less. Lens makers have at last understood what photography experts on internet boards have been telling them, with lenses whose bokeh now goes up to 11. Any lens that cannot go to 11 bokeh is an inferior lens.

Bokeh is impacted by sensor size. m43 sensors, for instance, only have 1/2 the bokeh of full frame sensors."

@Daniel -- was the sarcasm missed?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2013 at 21:33 UTC

Bravo again to Fuji in their CONTINUED development of already-released models.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 28, 2013 at 11:34 UTC as 33rd comment
On Roger Cicala cynically re-defines photography article (54 comments in total)

Love it! Love "vignette" especially, lol.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2013 at 01:34 UTC as 27th comment
On Roger Cicala cynically re-defines photography article (54 comments in total)

I love lensrentals an roger's blog, but he got bokeh wrong. Bokeh is

"the quantitative measure of depth of field. Objectively, more bokeh is better than less. Lens makers have at last understood what photography experts on internet boards have been telling them, with lenses whose bokeh now goes up to 11. Any lens that cannot go to 11 bokeh is an inferior lens.

Bokeh is impacted by sensor size. m43 sensors, for instance, only have 1/2 the bokeh of full frame sensors."

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2013 at 01:32 UTC as 28th comment | 3 replies
On Enthusiast interchangeable lens camera 2013 roundup article (281 comments in total)
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WT21: The problem with roundups is that at any given moment, some camera is new, and some is old. The XPro 1 is getting long in the tooth. The 70D and EM1 are the lastest and greatest from their respected makers, as some examples. Not that there's any choice, of course. You have to roll with what you got. But I would argue the XE2 would be a better choice here than the XP1. I'm not a Fuji user, but I think the XE2 is competitive with the rest of this lot. The XP1 is kind of it's own thing.

RButler -- "This is a point in time - winter 2013 and, at this point, the cameras that are new are the cameras that are new."

is so different from what I said
"Not that there's any choice, of course. You have to roll with what you got."

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Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2013 at 03:09 UTC
On Enthusiast interchangeable lens camera 2013 roundup article (281 comments in total)

The problem with roundups is that at any given moment, some camera is new, and some is old. The XPro 1 is getting long in the tooth. The 70D and EM1 are the lastest and greatest from their respected makers, as some examples. Not that there's any choice, of course. You have to roll with what you got. But I would argue the XE2 would be a better choice here than the XP1. I'm not a Fuji user, but I think the XE2 is competitive with the rest of this lot. The XP1 is kind of it's own thing.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2013 at 21:32 UTC as 112th comment | 5 replies
On Camera roundups 2013: What to buy and why article (285 comments in total)
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Jogger: Not sure i would agree with the EM1.. for $300 more you can get a Sony A7 with same build quality and 4x the sensor. Lenses that you adapt to it retain their original focal length rather than suffer the 2x crop penalty. Good lenses for the m43 are expensive and have slow apertures compared to FF. And EM1 video quality is atrocious and lacks common formats (where is 1080p60, AVCHD), something not factored into in the analysis.

It's only a penalty if you are trying to go wide. I rather have enjoyed 50mm on m43. It's a nice FL on 2X crop for a lot of uses. Also, the 100-300 is the smallest super-duper zoom you'll find for that FOV. Crop is a feature that is good or bad relative to your needs. Not some universal absolute.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 22, 2013 at 21:30 UTC
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