Does anyone find it offensive that Red Bull gains full use royalty-free rights to the photography? Does anyone know that Red Bull's annual marketing budget is more that 2 billion dollars? And they can't compensate photographers?
So....it's like a Holga! I suggest owners purchase one of those Canon-mount Holga lenses and get creative! Oh, nevermind, there's already an App for that. :~/
Jeff Greenberg: Denver Post shooter wins feature prize, his boss is one of 4 judges:
"Tim Rasmussen, assistant managing editor, photography/multimedia, The Denver Post"
Someone help me out here.
I'll have to ask my buddies (former DP shooters) their thoughts on THIS one!
nwsphto: Obviously, there are a few on this forum who have never photographed anything difficult, anything beyond their children and pets. While that is fine, it doesn't give them any merit to be critical of those who risk life and limb to show the world places and events they would never ordinarily see for wages most on this forum would shun. Congratulations to this year's winners.
Agreed nwsphto. I've been behind the viewfinder and captured images which, to this day, can come back in my dreams. Anyone who has not done the job of a photojournalist has no room to armchair quarterback. Period.
Ed Dickau: I have long wished that Nikon abandon the Sony Sensor line and having studied the sensor technology world wide for the last two years; I would prefer that Nikon turn to the Fuji Line of Sensors...hand down they are leading the way...even Canon admits that it is Fuji that have to fear.
agreed! my first digital in '03 (?) was the Fuji S2. this camera ROCKED for high-ISO, low-light capability (documentary and wedding photojournalist). Nikon could not touch it for comparison!
My assistant had to kill that Fuji so I'm forced to upgrade...
LENS HOOD QUESTION: I can't believe no one has picked on the lens hood for this camera. Even Fuji seems unaware of the design flaw.
How many of you are using the (ridiculously pricey) lens hood system?
FLAW: the piece behind the filter threads is slotted. This allows in much dust which ends up on the BACK of the filter. BAD DESIGN!
I would really like my money back ($59) - but realistically will find a jury-rig fix.
Any others notice this gaping flaw? I believe the hood for the X100 is the same.
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Juraj Lacko: Yet another dissapointment coming from fuji. I remember my first excitement and sudden huge dissapointment when I was reading som time ago about promising nx100 and finding out the lens was fitted. Is it so hard for fuji to make it lens interchangeable camera rather than slaping on their lens? I won't be buying fitted lens camera ever again. I want to make a lens choice myself.
Disagree with this assessment of Fuji...on some counts. I bought the Fuji S2 as my first D-SLR body in '03. I'm dyed-in-the-wool Nikon, but not a single Nikon D could produce decent files. S2 high-ISO files ROCKED, looking much like my old TriX @ 1600 negs.
However, Fuji won't listen to their shooting pros and followed with the S5 - same great image quality, but a DOG for cache and image processing. And they still would not listen.
As for the X100? It's a test-bed camera...a chance to see if the concept will fly. You will see a higher-end interchangeable lens version in the future.
I've pre-ordered the X10 and believe (i hope i hope i hope) that the image files will be up to Fuji's past quality. Glitches? Sure, likely...they've already posted a firmware update for a camera that's hardly even available yet!
My test images are sure to include high-ISO, low, natural light shooting.
from somewhere on Colorado's Continental Divide...
Mloscalzo91: My guess is that Fujifilm is trying to establish itself as a poor man's Leica brand. Some of the beautiful retro styling without the insane price point of Leicas. And if the reviews are to be trusted, it actually sounds like the X100 has better image quality than the fixed-lens Leica out there which costs around $2000.
So maybe it's not a bad thing to have a new premium brand in town? I'd like to see some more design disruption in the camera world. The camera industry is dominated by a conservative Japanese business attitude. Even micro 4/3 was wayyy too long in coming, and the initial releases have been conservative design modifications (with the exception of the NEX-5).
Love the reference...exactly what I refer to these cameras as! I pre-ordered the X10, foregoing the X100 since that is clearly a test-bed design. I will wait until they come out with an interchangeable lens design on the X100 - and THAT will truly be MY poor man's Leica!
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