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Why didn't Fuji just go all out and put a 36mp sensor in there?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2016 at 23:39 UTC as 35th comment | 4 replies
On article Field Test: Brad Puet and the Fujifilm X-T10 (120 comments in total)

This was shot on the X-E2: http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/146795
Zoom in 100% and see the details

They got it right in this video - the 16mp X-Trans sensor is a great sensor, with enough resolution, and has legendary glass to go with it. Would 24mp be better? Of course. Is it necessary? Not at all.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 23, 2015 at 22:10 UTC as 15th comment | 9 replies
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keepreal: Load of cobblers. (UK expression.)

I agree with mailman88, but not Michael Ma, both some way below.

Clyde Butcher's work is similar in style, comparable in standard to Ansel Adams and I sent CB a message on his website in case he'd like to know about it.

I doubt it though. Why would one with that kind of ability want to be on another's payroll? Its a bit like Groucho Marx's comment in reverse, where he said he'd like to join a gentleman's club but any worth joining would not have him.

Such a talent is bound to think any post on offer to him is not worth having. Had it been a long term assignment, concurrent with his other work rather than a full time job, that would be another matter.

I am sure Mr Butcher and others of similar ability are happier and more successful without being told what equipment they have to use, etc.

This vacancy will not be filled by anyone who aspires to be the next Ansel Adams, only someone that the US National Park Service, at worst, kid themselves is.

Damn, Santa Claus can take some nice photos!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2015 at 23:08 UTC

Make a fashion statement, while taking crappy photos!

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2015 at 18:44 UTC as 25th comment

Animal leather is so overrated.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2015 at 18:43 UTC as 26th comment
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Nilangsu: The Fuji system is wonderful. Despite having been a RAW shooter (with both Canon and Nikon APS-C) all my life, I just love their JPEGs. But I am deterred from dipping my toe into this wonderful system because of the prices. Think about this. I can get a classic like the Canon EOS 6D and get into a full-frame system with very high value from most lenses. The 85 1.8 is just £ 200 (with cash-back) at Amazon UK, the 50 1.8 STM around £ 100 and the 28 2.8 IS USM around £ 350. The overall weight is not a lot more.

Fuji is a great system, but the prices make me cringe.

Don Sata, need to call you out on your false (or misinformed) comments about the 6D.

I actually use a 6D professionally, and also own a Fuji X-E2, both of which do well in their own respect. The 6D is known to have excellent DR and noise performance. The RAW noise performance is better than what the X-trans sensor produces. The DR on the 6D is also better than the 5D mkIII. This isn't opinion.

As with most SLRs, the auto focus speed and accuracy has a big advantage over any mirrorless. This is especially true for fast-moving subjects and low light. And, no, shooting long lenses isn't the 'only real advantage' of the camera over a Fuji X. That's just a nonsensical statement.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 22, 2015 at 21:41 UTC

How good is it at taking selfies?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2015 at 22:06 UTC as 46th comment | 4 replies
On article Second time lucky? A closer look at Sony's new RX1R II (542 comments in total)
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Sdaniella: Fast 24mm, Please! (FF)
Enough of the pedestrian hardly wide longish primes = 35mm (nor longish hardly wide 28mm, no thx)

Agreed. With a 42mp sensor, it makes sense to go wider. There's plenty of resolution to crop and still have a usable photo.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 23:27 UTC
On article Vantage Point: The aviation photography of Jon Pece (189 comments in total)
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Paul Farace: So I see these images in the same positive light I see WWII Allied planes, defenders of freedom. And they sadly killed thousands of women and children. But my brain is able to comprehend complexities and nuances that some of your leftist brains cannot. All of the recent drone strikes have not killed more than one WWII bombing mission and at the same time have killed many monsters who would behead the dumazzez commenting below.


Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2015 at 19:58 UTC
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Marty4650: Would you buy a lens from a company that can't get their website to work?

Just sayin'.... this is pretty basic marketing. You issue a press release with a website listed. Then the website doesn't work. This doesn't bode well.

A bit off topic, but note that 'basic' or standard marketing practices aren't prevalent in most developing countries. We expect it in the U.S. (assuming you're American) and other developed countries with large private sectors. The Chinese didn't have much of an advertising industry until around the 80s when they started to shift their economy to more of a capitalist model. The U.S. has had decades to develop a history and traditions in advertising so it follows that U.S. consumers expect certain things and standards from a company that Chinese consumers do not. This is changing though.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 24, 2015 at 18:42 UTC

The bokeh makes me dizzy.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 21:15 UTC as 51st comment | 1 reply
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nathantw: I like the way this looks, but I'm sure if I buy it people will think it's a murse (man purse). It just has "that look" of my wife's purse. Leica sell other bags at their store in San Francisco that are probably better for guys (different colors and types) like the Brixton bags. https://www.leicastoresf.com/store/other/cases-bags

Murse to go with your moobs?

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 23:51 UTC
On a photo in the Canon EOS 5DS R Real World Samples Gallery (beta) sample gallery (3 comments in total)

You need to zoom in to 100%

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 18:05 UTC as 1st comment
On photo 017A0421_ACR-CONVERSION_ISO100 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

You need to zoom in to 100%

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 18:05 UTC as 1st comment
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Peter Bendheim: Some of you people who are actually complaining about the Fuji update saying it should have been nailed from the start are really just a bunch of over indulged, consumerist spoil brats. Fuji at least continually improve their products. This release was in all probability stuff that Fuji have learnt between the XT1 and the XT10. And pro user feedback. And Fuji has improved an already excellent product.

Honestly some of you should really just grow up somewhat. And have some gratitude.

Or, it's a brilliant ploy to increase brand loyalty and improve perception of the company: hold back a feature that the camera is technically capable of and enable it via firmware later while framing it as an 'improvement'

Don't get me wrong, I own a X-E2 myself and like it a lot, but Fuji is a company like any other out to edge out their competition and make profit.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 23:50 UTC

I don't see it in CC app yet and when you go here - https://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-lightroom.html?promoid=KLXLX -
it promotes Lightroom CC on the page, but the download link still takes you to LR 5.

Anyone manage to get it?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 17:03 UTC as 141st comment
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Virvatulet: Many seem to support the idea that one could arbitrarily dictate what others can do in public places. Using a public space inherently conveys an accord on limited privacy; the very prospect to be heard, seen and remembered by others.

As long as no physical change is forced on one's personal proximity, there really is nothing what one should do about other's freedom to choose how they use the immediate free space of theirs.

Passively collecting stray photons with a camera can not be objectively seen as excessive behaviour. It's also vital to remember to separate photographing from publishing (legislation variant). What can be legally seen shall be legally photographed (a priori), regardless of the circumstances affecting lawful publishing.

The ladies in the picture exercised their right to choose how they want to be seen and remembered when they use public space. Not willing to give even a split-second moment of their day to the memories of a gentleman randomly crossing their path.

That's deep. I want some of what you're smoking.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2015 at 18:47 UTC
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WayneHuangPhoto: $3,400? Wow. I'll just get a Samyang when they release their own FF UWA prime.

I'm aware of the 14mm Samyang. What they don't have is a rectilinear 11mm or 12mm prime, but I do see that coming as they already make them for mirrorless formats (a 10mm and 12mm)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2015 at 19:01 UTC

$3,400? Wow. I'll just get a Samyang when they release their own FF UWA prime.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2015 at 22:10 UTC as 27th comment | 5 replies
On article Canon's Q4 earnings report shows camera sales are down (316 comments in total)

Market over-saturation, higher overall quality in dslrs resulting in consumers hanging onto their cameras longer, and declining consumer demand.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2015 at 18:40 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
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