Absolutic

Absolutic

Lives in United States Los Angeles, CA, United States
Works as a attorney
Joined on Jan 6, 2004

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On Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R real-world samples gallery article (270 comments in total)
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Absolutic: Richard, do you know why Fuji would not address a big elephant in the room - 135mm equivalent fast prime for headshots etc. It is not even on their roadmap! We are left with having to get by with 85mm lenses from others on adapters like I did here with Nikon 85 1.4D lens http://brodsky.smugmug.com/Portraits/Portraits-1/Portraits-at-Huntingtons-Nov-2/i-mg76q8C/0/X2/DSCF9019-X2.jpg

If you know?

well yes, perhaps my example is not perfect for the closeup headshots, but I know for a fact that headshots with 85 for many people do not look flattering. Better than 35 and 50 of course, but 135 is better. Do you really think it is a niche product?

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On Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R real-world samples gallery article (270 comments in total)

Richard, do you know why Fuji would not address a big elephant in the room - 135mm equivalent fast prime for headshots etc. It is not even on their roadmap! We are left with having to get by with 85mm lenses from others on adapters like I did here with Nikon 85 1.4D lens http://brodsky.smugmug.com/Portraits/Portraits-1/Portraits-at-Huntingtons-Nov-2/i-mg76q8C/0/X2/DSCF9019-X2.jpg

If you know?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2014 at 13:28 UTC as 27th comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R real-world samples gallery article (270 comments in total)
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The Name is Bond: An 85mm is not for headshots or even head and shoulder shots.

It's for head and half torso at the most.

You need a 135mm equiv minimum for headshots.

If you don't believe me then try it with your consumer zoom. It makes a huge difference.

You are absolutely right Mr. Bond. One needs 135mm for headshots for MOST faces, unless as you say, a model has a round fat face and small nose to begin with. It is pretty basic, but most people are ignorant. http://www.lesjones.com/www/images/posts/stepheneastwood-tile1.jpg

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2014 at 13:22 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 56mm F1.2 R real-world samples gallery article (270 comments in total)
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Jogger: Really makes the $1600 Panasonic "Leica" 42.5/1.2 look even less appealing and more of a rip-off. Is it $600 better than the Fuji?

not sure it is better, but panaleica has two advantages
1) very fast to autofocus - in line with many m43 lenses
2) has build-in Image Stabilization
3) it arguably more contrasty wide open, but that point has been up to debate.

How many 85 equivalent lenses do you know to have image stabilization?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2014 at 13:17 UTC

Good job Fuji. I specifically asked Fujiguys for ability to assign Face Recognition to one of the buttons, as even cheaper and earlier XM1 and XA1 had that ability, yet it was removed from later and more expensive XE2. And Fujiguys told me they would pass it along to Fuji Engineers. And, Voila!!!!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2014 at 13:13 UTC as 12th comment
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (661 comments in total)

how much bigger is the sensor vs the normal 36mm by 24mm full frame sensor?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 07:12 UTC as 184th comment | 7 replies

IS -4EV only at central point, similar to how Canon 6D -3EV is only at center, or at other points as well? this could make a difference.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2014 at 22:24 UTC as 103rd comment | 3 replies

they did not mention anything about AF system. Also no new lens announcements

Direct link | Posted on Apr 6, 2014 at 22:02 UTC as 121st comment | 3 replies
On Tamrac launches rugged-looking photo messenger bags article (105 comments in total)
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Daedbird: Unfortunately, this is just a series of camera messenger bags that continue to look like camera bags to me. Its a nice effort, but it looks like a camera bag with a flap....

I feel my only option is to buy a laptop messenger bag, and install some collapsable padded pockets inside to hold the camera.

Kipplemaster, i disagree with you. It is unisex bag in person and can be worn by anyone. It is masculine enough for a man.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 21:48 UTC
On Tamrac launches rugged-looking photo messenger bags article (105 comments in total)
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Daedbird: Unfortunately, this is just a series of camera messenger bags that continue to look like camera bags to me. Its a nice effort, but it looks like a camera bag with a flap....

I feel my only option is to buy a laptop messenger bag, and install some collapsable padded pockets inside to hold the camera.

I've been using for over a year a bag that DOES not look like a camera bag, and is very stylish. Tamrac Aria. You need to check it out. It fits a lot, like can fit Canon 5DM3 with 24/70, 70-200 and EF580 flash easily. http://www.amazon.com/Tamrac-5423-Aria-Camera-Bag/dp/B007Z2CI5Q/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1391540798&sr=8-4&keywords=camera+bag+aria

it appears to others so thin, that one cannot even imagine there is a full frame camera inside.

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On Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)

How long does it take to review the camera, where you only have to rewrite some pages (the sensor is chiefly unchanged from XE1)??? Seriously, or you are waiting for XT1 announcement and skipping reviewing XE2 whatsoever?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2014 at 09:20 UTC as 50th comment
On Adobe leaks 'Lightroom Mobile' app article (210 comments in total)

who in the right mind will pay $99 a year for a mobile phone software?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2014 at 09:16 UTC as 76th comment | 1 reply
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Identity: I'm sure this is a lovely lens, but I was expecting shallower DOF in an F/1.2 lens. For me, APS-C is still the best balance of size, image quality, cost, and DOF control.

Add $400 to the price of this lens alone and you can have yourself XE2 and 56/1.2 Fuji lens. Or don't add anything and get a XE1+56/1.2 for the price of this lens alone

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2014 at 22:17 UTC
On Sigma announces all-new 50mm F1.4 DG HSM 'Art' lens article (244 comments in total)

Would not it be cool if this lens embarasses the $4000 Zeiss...... plus the AF?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 01:02 UTC as 59th comment | 4 replies

not sure about 16-55 for me...but that 50-140/2.8 IS could be an answer to those of us looking for something around 135/F2 full frame equivalent.
18-135 - perfect vacation lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 08:26 UTC as 29th comment

I dont understand why Amazon's preorder page shows April as delivery date, while dpreview article here suggest February. I am going on vacation in Mid February so it makes difference to me

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 08:14 UTC as 52nd comment | 6 replies
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KL Matt: Who else is delivering on the promise of mirrorless APS-C like this? What a great pair of lenses. Wish their DSLR-like bodies weren't so unfathomably ugly, though. And I'm no fan of touch-screen cameras, otherwise the NX300 would be perfect. Go Samsung! And do release that rumored retro NX with good ergonomics to rival Fuji ASAP!

Also a 24 1.4 would be nice...and a 15 f/2 prime...then I'd be good to go! But I guess xmas is already over ...
:-)

Matt

the big question is will this 16-50 be sharp wide open? because if it would have to be stopped down to be sharp, it would not deliver on a promise.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2014 at 18:57 UTC
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joexu: 72mm threads that is one huge lens for a mirrorless camera.

have you seen Canon 17-55 and Nikon 17-55 weight wise and size wise? these were also designed to cover the crop circle. So at least Samsung is smaller than those above. I'd be interested to see how big the rumored Fuji 16-55/2.8 would be

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2014 at 18:56 UTC

what's Flash Xsync rate?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2014 at 18:46 UTC as 33rd comment
On Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G review preview (415 comments in total)
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TDong: not worth the money we are talking about an f1.4 lens and only excellent at f4. at $1700 I want it to be excellent at f1.4. forget about special character since many put it that way to justify their purchase. It is no NOCT. if i want nice bokeh i get a longer focal lens :) like 200 f2 now that is a nice bokeh

too bad 58/1.2 Ais is $3K used. That lens IS SHARP wide open AND has great bokeh.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2013 at 21:04 UTC
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