Caerolle

Caerolle

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Joined on Jul 23, 2013

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On Sigma 50mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art Lab Test Review preview (162 comments in total)

But how reliable is the focus? The old version has a nasty reputation for not having linear focus at wide apertures. If you always shoot at the same distance, no problem, but if you shoot close and a little father, too, not so good.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2014 at 00:49 UTC as 20th comment
On Samsung NX30 First Impressions Review preview (353 comments in total)

Really, this is all that got added? Not much into.
BTW, the monitor on the back of a camera may have a bigger picture than the viewfinder in absolute size, but to me the view finder image is much larger when I look at it, as it is much closer and fills much more of my field of view. I can see far more detail than on the monitor screen, plus it makes it easier to get a good composition. That is just me, though.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2014 at 04:54 UTC as 17th comment
On Samsung NX30 First Impressions Review preview (353 comments in total)
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ViCorp: Any chance in the future when one clicks on a link on the front page to an article, it actually goes to the article and not some intermediate page with the true article link? It is really annoying.

I assume that is so they get more page clicks, but it is annoying for sure.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2014 at 04:49 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)
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wyldberi: What's with the staff here at DPReview that they can't find time to review a significant new camera that was released nearly 5 months ago? From the comments posted here, there's obviously a strong interest in such a review.

R Butler, I am going to guess there are a lot of people who would like to read about the X-T1. And maybe even the X-E2.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 22:40 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)
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wyldberi: What's with the staff here at DPReview that they can't find time to review a significant new camera that was released nearly 5 months ago? From the comments posted here, there's obviously a strong interest in such a review.

Yes, it was hilarious, the link just popped up on the DPR front page, and I thought it was for the X-T1, since it has generated so much interest. Then I went, "What? The X-E2 is old news by now." Too funny.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 22:38 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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icexe: Can someone explain why ISO100 is so difficult or impossible to engineer into some cameras? It seems many manufacturers either leave it out entirely, or resort to "special" settings in order to use it, even on their high-end cameras.

In Fuji cameras, ISO 200 is really more like ISO 130 anyhow. And the top end is more like ISO 4000, not really 6400.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 18:48 UTC
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera news story (921 comments in total)
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Provia_fan: I can't understand the complaints about "retro" dials. I think the problem stems from the over simplification of designs over the years and the fact that people just want instant results, instant everything. In the old days you had to learn a given camera not expect the camera "to learn you". External controls are great and give you immediate control over features, instead of having to borrow into menus when you should be concentrating in picture taking. This is one of the reasons why I still love my Minolta 7D so much. Everything you need is one button or one click away, which is so much more logical. You learn the camera, you learn the buttons and you learn how many clicks for your exposure compensation, WB, etc and off you go. Not having to take you eye off the viewfinderto go into menus is a major bonus.

Thanks, lxcellent :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2014 at 01:18 UTC
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera news story (921 comments in total)
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justmeMN: Fuwho? :-)

(In the USA, they are a pretty obscure brand.)

And yet, I, living in the US, have had more Fuji stuff than Nikon and Canon put together. :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 19:46 UTC
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera news story (921 comments in total)
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Provia_fan: I can't understand the complaints about "retro" dials. I think the problem stems from the over simplification of designs over the years and the fact that people just want instant results, instant everything. In the old days you had to learn a given camera not expect the camera "to learn you". External controls are great and give you immediate control over features, instead of having to borrow into menus when you should be concentrating in picture taking. This is one of the reasons why I still love my Minolta 7D so much. Everything you need is one button or one click away, which is so much more logical. You learn the camera, you learn the buttons and you learn how many clicks for your exposure compensation, WB, etc and off you go. Not having to take you eye off the viewfinderto go into menus is a major bonus.

lxcellent,

I see this a lot. Is there some reason you can't take the same time to think about the image you want, and how you are going to take the shot, with a 1D as with a Fuji? Is it because the camera is lighter and smaller, so you find it less distracting? I had a Fuji X-E1, and now have a 6D, but I still take the same time find the angle I want, the composition and lighting I want. In fact, the 6D is a horrible camera for taking a lot of fast shots, especially of moving things. I do miss the directness of my Fuji, and being able to see the settings at a glance at the whole camera, rather than small type in an LCD screen, but overall I find taking pictures I like much easier with my 6D. So, I am interested in what I am missing. :)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 18:54 UTC
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera news story (921 comments in total)
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Caerolle: It will be interesting to see how this camera falls out in 'popularity' thing once DPR puts it in that system.

Though for some reason all cameras don't seem to get put there, I don't think the A7s did?

Sandy, I didn't realize that, I never saw them on there. With the A7 winning camera of the year all over the place, and people going crazy over it, I am very surprised it didn't move up the list.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 18:45 UTC
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera news story (921 comments in total)
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Caerolle: It will be interesting to see how this camera falls out in 'popularity' thing once DPR puts it in that system.

Though for some reason all cameras don't seem to get put there, I don't think the A7s did?

I have no idea why. It seems hard to believe, with all the buzz on the A7s, and how the NEX forum exploded, that they wouldn't even break into the top ever how many are listed.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 18:43 UTC
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera news story (921 comments in total)

It will be interesting to see how this camera falls out in 'popularity' thing once DPR puts it in that system.

Though for some reason all cameras don't seem to get put there, I don't think the A7s did?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 15:55 UTC as 40th comment | 5 replies
On Nikon Df Review preview (1595 comments in total)

The Nikon Df: the camera of choice for the manly, self-assured old dudes in the Viagra TV promos.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 03:59 UTC as 300th comment | 7 replies
On Sony Alpha A7 / A7R preview (2381 comments in total)

So Sony can make a 55mm lens for its full frame system, which is an odd length, but won't make one for its crop system, for a ~85mm equivalent.

God I so don't miss Sony.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 15, 2013 at 04:16 UTC as 231st comment | 3 replies
On Rumors of inexpensive Fujifilm X-series camera hit the web news story (282 comments in total)
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Greynerd: I hope we see some manufacturers break ranks from this artificial marketing thing where you have to pay $1000 for a camera with a view finder. Hopefully the Sony A3000 can help break this nasty little habit camera makers have at the moment. Rear screen only cameras are completely useless at long focal lengths let alone in bright sunlight.
They are trying to manoeuvre us all into accepting that EVF's as a luxury item which is I suspect complete nonsense.

I love my EVF, but LCDs are great if you are shooting on a tripod, esp. tiltable LCDs, and esp. if you are shooting macros or something else low to the ground.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2013 at 01:37 UTC
On Rumors of inexpensive Fujifilm X-series camera hit the web news story (282 comments in total)
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tinternaut: Meh - the draw of the Fuji system is the sensor technology, at least if you like the output from X-Trans + Fuji JPEG processing*. I can't imagine it costing Fuji to put their X-Trans sensor in the cheaper model. After all, it's just another chip.

* Disclosure: I do, but it has its shared of critics, and not without justification (you can either love the colours or not).

Can't they still do the 'Fuji JPEG processing'? Or is that dependent on the X-Trans?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 7, 2013 at 01:34 UTC
On Rumors of inexpensive Fujifilm X-series camera hit the web news story (282 comments in total)
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tkbslc: They should stick with their unique sensor types. That's what sets them apart.

I also don't get why they would target low end consumers with a cheap body when they only sell expensive lenses.

They are making cheaper lens now too, more like the Sony E-mount lens. Optically slow, plastic, no aperture ring. That is what they are packaging with the low-end cameras.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2013 at 19:47 UTC
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Charlie boots: This does not alter the fact that if you don't pay you cannot use the Software at all and thus cannot easily access your images.

If you buy it you are better off.

I will upgrade from cs5 to cs6 before year end and continue to upgrade lightroom. Cs6 is already more than I need and good enough for all of my needs. By upgrading lightroom i will continue to receive updated raw convertors for all new cameras.

wlad, good points.n I hope you are right! :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 16:05 UTC
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RumpelHund: Love the idea, Adobe will win over the community for sure. I don't see how anybody using one of those tools will find a flaw in the offer, unless it's about illegal copies of course.

Hope this pays off well enough for adobe in the long run.
For me (CS4 and LR5) it's the thing I hoped for.

wlad, until LR goes rental-only too...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 14:10 UTC
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noegd: I think what Adobe needs to offer is an option for enthusiasts using Lightroom to get Photoshop CC at a decent cost. I am an amateur who has purchased every Lr version since v2, and would not mind subscribing to PS CC if it was cheap enough.

But, with the current offers, only existing CS users can get Lr + Ps CC for 10$/month, which I think is a great deal for pros. Existing Lightroom users need to pay the regular 20$/month to get Ps CC alone... Does not make sense to me.

And yes, a rent-to-buy approach would be ideal. I hope they do not remove the option to buy Lightroom in the future cause I don't want to locked into a rental system to keep access to my images catalog.

Yes, if LR goes rental-only, I guess I will have to move to CaptureOne Pro. I actually like it better than LR, but at twice the price, I can't justify it as a hobbyist. Still, one year of rental at $20 a month would close to pay for it, then the upgrades would be cheaper than the rental fees.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 14:06 UTC
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