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I just updated yesterday. Update was a piece of cake for me. I have all 3 original primes and yes, I'm impressed with the AF improvement. I have actually been researching a new system because of the the crap AF I have been dealing with for the past several months. Forget selling now...I'm keeping this system! Even my super slow 60mm macro is now usable in low light. Still has it's faults but what an improvement. I love the focus peaking too. I trusted Fuji would work their engineers to death fixing this thing and they have. RIP engineers! Trust in Fuji!

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2013 at 00:32 UTC as 10th comment

The updates went great on my X-Pro1. After reading about 1000 forum comments over the last month I have concluded that most of the naysayers out there are arm-chair-generals who have never even held the camera or owned one, (or they're just whiners). AF is a little slow compared to my D700 but only in some situations. I'm sure it will get faster with future updates however in the meantime I have gotten several action shots of my kids after only a days practice. I'm lovin' the IQ on this thing and the lightweight rangefinder handling is so refreshing.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2012 at 20:43 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
In reply to:

Earthlight: Internal system error called 5D MkIII?

What's the price of a MkIII over there?

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2012 at 11:57 UTC
On article Facebook adds higher resolution photo viewing (70 comments in total)
In reply to:

michael2011: Images look pretty good now. Even better than the 1024px on Flickr, I might say. Will be interesting to see how this affects Flickr's popularity.

I'm going to stick with uploading to Flickr and then just sharing with my Facebook account. I curse at the Facebook UI every time I go on there so it would take a LOT to get me to stop using Flickr.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2012 at 20:52 UTC

Why are there no up close photos of People??? I know I'm not the only one out there who takes pictures of people.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2012 at 20:38 UTC as 80th comment | 1 reply
On article Photoshop CS6 Beta: New Features for Photographers (154 comments in total)

I can see that oil paint filter being a lot of fun. I'll use it for making comic books as it looks more cartoon like than oil paint like; IMO.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2012 at 13:58 UTC as 53rd comment
On article Photoshop CS6 Beta: New Features for Photographers (154 comments in total)

Glad I just bought CS5 a week ago! Will I have to pay again for CS6 or will they feel sorry for me and give me a free upgrade once the beta is over, (as is the policy with Proshow Producer from Photodex?)

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2012 at 13:14 UTC as 57th comment | 1 reply
On article Olympus OM-D E-M5 low light high ISO sample series (283 comments in total)

I just spent all day yesterday out with my 2 young kids enjoying the weather. Had my D700 with my Nikkor 80-200mm and 50mm with me. I kept thinking to myself "I wish I had that new Olympus; I wish I had that new Olympus". That's because my DSLR kit was overkill to say the least. I do have times when I need its full capabilities but yesterday wasn't one of them. This Olympus would have done an excellent job of it and it would have been so much easier on me and my poor right arm. With that said, I'm going to go bedazzle my Facebook friends with these images of my kids.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2012 at 19:44 UTC as 15th comment
On article Olympus OM-D E-M5 low light high ISO sample series (283 comments in total)
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gl2k: Does ANYONE still shoot during daytime ?

According to all those tests and high iso talking I assume that the photographic community has turned to a nocturne society.

At least I do about 95% of my photographic work under good to fair light conditions. Am I a dying breed ? Seems so ...

I rarely if ever shoot above iso 6400, but then again I use mostly fast glass. There's a lot of slow glass out there and high-iso capability can help out a lot. Don't forget macro work either, it requires a very stepped down lens to achieve decent DOF. This can be overcome with a macro flash setup but not everyone has that equipment, or if they have it, they don't have it with them.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2012 at 14:02 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M5 low light high ISO sample series (283 comments in total)

After seeing this camera and these images I think it's time to invest in a 4/3 system. IQ looks very good now and in a few years, new bodies will be producing excellent results. Just wish they had a faster zoom in the lineup. I'll make do with the nice primes as that is what I usually shoot with now anyhow. The best camera is the one you have with you and this one will be coming with me a lot more places than my D700.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2012 at 02:06 UTC as 50th comment | 5 replies
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