win39

win39

Lives in United States Long Beach, CA, United States
Joined on Jun 3, 2003

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Stroke of genius, really. His photographs make me wonder about his subjects. Who were they? What happened? They look like people with history, not black and white abstracted patterns of lines, spots, wrinkles. Really moral guy in the best sense.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2016 at 17:42 UTC as 27th comment
On article Going Pro: We interview Fujifilm execs in Tokyo (365 comments in total)

I love these intelligent and informative interviews. I am sure that Fuji's openness is due in large part to your approach. Thanks, Barnaby.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 21:13 UTC as 114th comment
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ijustloveshooting: no tiltable lcd? must be a joke.

Sorry, mistake. I thought I was helping by pointing out that you can use aLcamera without a tilting LCD. Now you have jumped to sarcasm and IBIS. Oh dear. People have been taking pictures for over 150 years without IBIS. Leica, Nikon, Canon, and Fuji don't like IBIS and it is a valid solution. Buy the features you want. Evidently this camera is not for you.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 20:05 UTC

Really, really nice preview. It seems to zero in on what I am interested in. Well done, Richard.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 19:40 UTC as 230th comment
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Wubslin: 'faux leather'

Stopped reading right there. Goodbye Fuji, you won't be missed.

Oh, please. Leather has not been used on cameras in decades including Leica, except for collector cameras. It just doesn't hold up. Faux is an improvement.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 19:31 UTC
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Keeper78: The grain in the pictures look like from my ex A6000...
Somebody know if is the same sensor?

Probably it is the new sensor in the Nikon D7200 which just came out. Nikon can probably iterate faster than Fuji. They probably both started developement about the same time.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 19:26 UTC
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ijustloveshooting: no tiltable lcd? must be a joke.

You can tilt the camera and still see the LCD. How about that? Tiltable LCD is nice, but it is easy to work around.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 19:18 UTC

Damn. Nice upgrade.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 20:34 UTC as 257th comment
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munchaussen: I will end the Sony-Fuji fight:

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Sony DON´T have a single rangefinder camera.

Done! end of the fight.

(Sony does another type of cameras, so stop comparing xpro with what? )
In the end, at least you should compare Xpro with a Leica.

Ah, words mean what you choose them to mean. Your handle is appropriate.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 20:30 UTC
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1173 comments in total)

Too late for many. I got tired of waiting and went the D800 route. And like many started experimenting with mirrorless for travel. I have been known to say that my Fuji X-T1 was my D400. I can't count the number of times on the Fuji forum that someone said that they sold all their Nikon equipment.
Really? A DX flagship that is as big and heavy as a D810? Nikon should have used this opportunity to make this mirrorless and migrated the design down the line like they have in the past. I hope the D500 is successful, but I fear that much of the market for it has gone elsewhere and it delays Nikon's serious entry into mirrorless.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 22:37 UTC as 215th comment | 2 replies

This is kind of odd. Medium format is great because of the larger sensor. It makes up for the lower resolution of a medium format lens. Back in the day when lenses were rated in lines per mm a good medium format lens would resolve 45-50 lines per mm while a good 35mm lens might resolve 80 lines per mm. The difference was that there were lots more mm of film with the medium format. You completely lose that advantage putting a medium format lens on a small sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 16:58 UTC as 6th comment | 3 replies
On article Readers' Showcase: Tom Goodman (90 comments in total)

Fresh. Brilliant.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2015 at 14:32 UTC as 20th comment
On article Sony Cyber-shot RX1R II added to studio test scene (211 comments in total)

I understand what is being said about curvature of field, but I put in the Nikon D810 as a comparison it seems to be notably sharper in every area of the target. Am I missing the place where you explain what lens was used? I have never found it in your reviews. Is the lens on the D810 a similar focal length to the lens on the Sony? I also wonder whether on the Sony it is field curvature or as you also say it is a lens very close to the sensor. That would be softness due to non-parallel rays which is very different. Soft corners due to field curvature don't happen in a three dimension subject, but inability of the sensor to capture light at the corners because of the angle of incidence is not really recoverable.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 20:28 UTC as 53rd comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)

Shouldn't the development be over with or nearly so? Nikon never makes an announcement like this. Does this mean it is delayed?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2015 at 19:24 UTC as 64th comment | 2 replies

What a clever idea. Shooting in black and white suggests the animals are already gone. It is like discovering a trove of Billy the Kid and Abraham Lincoln prints. Guarantees an emotional sense of loss that is probably good if you are trying to save them.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2015 at 15:27 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply
On article What's missing? Ming Thein on the state of mirrorless (751 comments in total)

I am sure that a list of the faults compiled of all the available DSLRs would be nearly as long.
No doubt mirrorless autofocus can be improved, but at least it does not have the very serious lack of sync between DSLR body mounted body sensors and the image sensor that has required lens AF tuning tools to built into pro cameras. Has any DSLR provided a serious manual focus tool?

And what is it with the love of reprogammable buttons? Nothing is more confusing and difficult than that to me. Give me a camera with a nice collection of dedicated and labeled dials and buttons and I will learn how to use it.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2015 at 16:56 UTC as 142nd comment

Canon has a new cube camera. What will they do? Oh, nooo.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1187825-REG/canon_1002c002_me20f_sh_multi_purpose_camera.html/?gclid=COOyqvrb98gCFU9rfgodxPAILg

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 21:35 UTC as 18th comment
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raztec: This would be a valid argument if Polaroid was the market leader and some other small company copied it's design to try to fool people into thinking they are getting an equally good product. That's why design patents exist.

However, in this case it appears that Polaroid are simply going for a cash grab instead of riding on the coat tails of Gopro and bettering their product.

The business leaders at Polaroid should realize that imitation is the best form of flattery.

As I understand it Polaroid went out of business. Some businessman bought the right to license the name. The Polaroid Cube is a cheap rip off of the GoPro by one of those licensees. This is like someone patenting a flat rectangular shape for a phone and then suing everyone for patent infringment.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 19:19 UTC

Hasselblad should sue Polaroid and GoPro then. Cube shape with a lens on the front is not new. Patent the shape of a camera, an awkward one at that? One button cameras are not unique. Now we know how Polaroid is going to make any money. Patent pirate.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 19:12 UTC as 22nd comment
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1492 comments in total)
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AbrasiveReducer: This seems to address all the issues with DSLRs. They're too big, they're too heavy and they're too expensive. At last, these problems have been solved.

Brilliant. Unlike the camera.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 19:21 UTC
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