Photomonkey

Photomonkey

Lives in United States CA, United States
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Oct 28, 2002

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On Fast and full-frame: Nikon announces 24MP Nikon D750 article (381 comments in total)
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pgphoto_ca: Any information about the Quiet mode?

it's supposed to be a new shutter

is it quiet like the D4S ?

They don't mention it but I hope they do.
It is the only fashion in photography that I have hoped would catch on and it finally seems to be doing so.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 15:12 UTC
On SanDisk unveils 512GB Extreme Pro card article (153 comments in total)
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Jogger: I still have a 4 MB Memory Stick i keep around.

I still have a 2MB Fuji Smart film card.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 22:08 UTC
On SanDisk unveils 512GB Extreme Pro card article (153 comments in total)

Yay! now I can shoot JPGs till I die. Last. Card. Ever.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 19:08 UTC as 47th comment
On Fujifilm offers silver X-T1 and firmware update article (136 comments in total)
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peevee1: "high-speed electronic shutter that has a maximum speed of 1/32000 second that can be set in 1/3 steps when using the FUJINON XF23mmF1.4 R, XF35mmF1.4 R, or the XF56mmF1.2 R lenses. "

What, electronic shutter does not work with other lenses?

The speeds will be available for all lenses. Says so right in their specs

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 04:49 UTC
On Fujifilm offers silver X-T1 and firmware update article (136 comments in total)
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spencerda: JUst purchased the XT-1
Have only taken a few test shots.
Think it's great that Fuji seems to offer firmware updats to improved new and older models. So with the faster shutter speeds, the lack of a built in ND filter is now mute? If so sounds good.

The high speeds quoted by various manufacturers for their electronic shutters are not real "action stopping" shutter speeds. The sensors are read out line by line and actually take about a 1/15 sec to complete a full read. Each line only exposes for a 1/32,000 sec but it takes 1/15 sec to complete the exposure. Thus you get 1/32,000 sec worth of light delivered to the sensor but over a 1/15 sec span.
This means no flash and no real high speed photography. But the camera is perfectly silent which, for me, means a lot.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 04:45 UTC
On Fujifilm offers silver X-T1 and firmware update article (136 comments in total)
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MisterJohnnyT: The news release on the Fuji website: http://www.fujifilmusa.com/press/news/display_news?newsID=880649

...makes no mention of the increased shutter speed being a part of the Firmware update! Looks like the camera I bought ONE MONTH ago is already obsolete! Thanks Fuji !!!

Also, according to that release, the electronic shutter on the Silver edition is only compatible with 3 specific prime lenses.

1/3 stop adjustments with the indicated lenses. I believe electronic shutter is available on all lenses. Half stop increments though on the others.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 00:45 UTC
On Fujifilm offers silver X-T1 and firmware update article (136 comments in total)
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Tete: with this electronic shutter does this mean the XT1 can flash sync at super high SS?

Probably not as the sensor reads out each line sequentially and thus flash is usually not supported at all.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 00:43 UTC
On Beginner's guide: shooting high-key at home article (67 comments in total)

Pretty risky showing us how to get around Amazon's patent.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2014 at 13:14 UTC as 35th comment | 13 replies
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RGBCMYK: 2.8 D-max is huge and to my knowledge wasn't even approached in the traditional darkroom Once cadmium was removed from b/w paper even a selenium toned piece of fiber base paper only reached a d-max of 2.2 to 2.3 on glossy fiber base paper!

Yes, and we were plenty happy with that.
None of us actually measured Dmax of displayed prints we just compared papers, toners and developers and used what we thought was best and got on with it.

Pictures aren't any better but the belief that buying the "best" printer will somehow move us to a demonstrably better print experience is firmly at work.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2014 at 17:24 UTC
On Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses article (139 comments in total)
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bajanexile: Canon's big problem is not their range of lenses but their lack of innovation when it comes to Camera Bodies/Sensors. I was a Canon System user since 1981, but have left the fold this year. I still own a number of EF Fit lenses but now use them on a different body with an adapter. As a former Canon user, I feel that they have pretty much abandoned their Enthusiast/Semi-Pro market for Video. I do not shoot video. I could see no real advantage in moving from my Canon EOS 5D Mk.II to the Mk.III. IMHO the Mk. III is overpriced. Canon are about two generations behind the FF and APS-C cameras equipped with Sony Sensors.

@bajanexile. Your photos are beautiful but hardly demonstrative of camera excellence or lack thereof. The web is groaning with superb imagery that is completely indifferent to the camera and lens combination that created it. Further, I would be confident in saying that had you used a Phase IQ 180 no one would say "Ahh, now that's a photo worth looking at."
They would love your work and only the crowd from DPR would be clamoring for the camera data.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 00:00 UTC
On Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses article (139 comments in total)
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bajanexile: Canon's big problem is not their range of lenses but their lack of innovation when it comes to Camera Bodies/Sensors. I was a Canon System user since 1981, but have left the fold this year. I still own a number of EF Fit lenses but now use them on a different body with an adapter. As a former Canon user, I feel that they have pretty much abandoned their Enthusiast/Semi-Pro market for Video. I do not shoot video. I could see no real advantage in moving from my Canon EOS 5D Mk.II to the Mk.III. IMHO the Mk. III is overpriced. Canon are about two generations behind the FF and APS-C cameras equipped with Sony Sensors.

@RGiskard. His post declares that the IQ of Canon is so inferior to the competition that he was compelled to abandon the brand. Clearly his perception of the IQ is such that by extension the appearance of Canon images, once very nice, are somehow now repellent because of the appearance of magical sensors from Sony.

@bajanexelle.. Not offended, just wondering what degree of IQ difference in your daily photo taking would make you decide that Canon images were no longer worth viewing in your portfolio.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 23:55 UTC
On Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses article (139 comments in total)
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Photomonkey: Clearly this means that Canon has been shamed by the posters at DPR and elsewhere complaining about their old sensors, high prices and lack of IS in the 24-70 2.8LII.
Having thus been shamed they are liquidating their lens line and concentrating only on copiers.
Fire sale on bodies shortly.
I am certain of this because I understand the industry perfectly from my many hours reading on the internet of things.

Sorry, forgot my irony tags. :/

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 23:48 UTC
On Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses article (139 comments in total)

Clearly this means that Canon has been shamed by the posters at DPR and elsewhere complaining about their old sensors, high prices and lack of IS in the 24-70 2.8LII.
Having thus been shamed they are liquidating their lens line and concentrating only on copiers.
Fire sale on bodies shortly.
I am certain of this because I understand the industry perfectly from my many hours reading on the internet of things.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 14:35 UTC as 16th comment | 2 replies
On Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses article (139 comments in total)
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white shadow: Good news for those who are new comers to the system. Bad news for existing owners as their second value has just dropped.

For me, I have moved on to Zeiss lenses in Canon mount. If you can work with manual focus, there is no comparison when it comes to image quality. Try them to find out especially if you are serious in photography.

If you are really serious ( a working pro) you don't use Zeiss because the "advantages" are invisible to the client and the usability is compromised compared to AF offerings from anyone.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 14:30 UTC
On Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses article (139 comments in total)
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Zeisschen: it means that Canon users have been ripped off so far due to lack of much competition.

times are changing

Time for you to start your camera company. We are waiting.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 14:28 UTC
On Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses article (139 comments in total)
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Juraj Lacko: I am so glad i ve sold all my C gear.

We are glad you did too.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 14:27 UTC
On Canon confirms price drop on select EF lenses article (139 comments in total)
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bajanexile: Canon's big problem is not their range of lenses but their lack of innovation when it comes to Camera Bodies/Sensors. I was a Canon System user since 1981, but have left the fold this year. I still own a number of EF Fit lenses but now use them on a different body with an adapter. As a former Canon user, I feel that they have pretty much abandoned their Enthusiast/Semi-Pro market for Video. I do not shoot video. I could see no real advantage in moving from my Canon EOS 5D Mk.II to the Mk.III. IMHO the Mk. III is overpriced. Canon are about two generations behind the FF and APS-C cameras equipped with Sony Sensors.

OK thanks for letting us know that the images we look at somehow suck because of this.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 14:26 UTC
On Fujifilm X30 (beta) real-world samples article (93 comments in total)
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maxnimo: Photo samples are supposed to demonstrate the quality and capability of a camera or lens, not to show off a photographers goofy artistic talents. Why do so few understand that? Showing one small subject surrounded by blurriness is fine, but that only demonstrates a very tiny part of what photographers need.

I suggest the whiners buy their own camera and test them and then post the review on their own gear site and put DPR out of business.
That'll show them.
Oh yeah, do it for free because we know everything is too damn high.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 01:15 UTC
On Fujifilm X30 (beta) real-world samples article (93 comments in total)

These look just as good as the Nikon D810 when I look at them at 400 pixels wide.
Hooray for the web.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 01:13 UTC as 12th comment
On Nikon releases D4S firmware C:1.10 article (23 comments in total)

I am so disappointed. I fully expected 4K functionality plus a hybrid VF.
(Note to Nikon fanboys and the tech police, I am joking).

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2014 at 17:33 UTC as 5th comment
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