HB1969

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On article Canon EOS 80D Field Test: Barney builds a boat (206 comments in total)
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Jozef M: Sponsored content????? Yes, I've read the FAQ about this, but ..... this is playing with fire ...
I'm not liking this Canon sponsored hidden advertising.

Well then you did get something out of the video...that for you, the quality wasn't up to scratch.

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 00:18 UTC
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SmilerGrogan: Wow, where did those little kids ever hear about The Vapors?

Except for former Furs frontman Richard Butler I bet none of the staff of this site were even born when this song came out. 1980 was a great year for music, though, "Sandinista"
came out, the Heads were in full swing, the Angry Samoans were around, the Ramones were still kind of together, there were the Circle Jerks of course, the Minutemen were all still alive, and X released "Los Angeles."
Darby lives!!!

I grew up in the 80s and Turning Japanese was one of my favourite songs at the time. It's only now that I'm an adult that see it in a different context. Not only the potentially racist undertones but the creepy stalker vibe of the lyrics as well. Maybe I'm overanalysing, maybe not. Maybe I'm just using this forum to procrastinate rather than doing some real work ;)

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 00:11 UTC
On article Canon EOS 80D Field Test: Barney builds a boat (206 comments in total)

The only new content in this video is demonstrating the vid capability of the camera. But even if the content for the stills component can be found elsewhere (eg in the full reviews, sample photos etc...), I find these videos really engaging to watch. I hope DPR keeps making them.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 23:42 UTC as 21st comment
On article Canon EOS 80D Field Test: Barney builds a boat (206 comments in total)
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Jozef M: Sponsored content????? Yes, I've read the FAQ about this, but ..... this is playing with fire ...
I'm not liking this Canon sponsored hidden advertising.

villagranvicent: "The camera plays a 1% role in the whole video."

The whole video was shot on an 80D. I would call that 100% role in the whole video.
Within the video there were a number of cut aways to stills shot with the camera.
Did you watch the same video I did?

Link | Posted on May 26, 2016 at 23:36 UTC
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SmilerGrogan: Wow, where did those little kids ever hear about The Vapors?

Except for former Furs frontman Richard Butler I bet none of the staff of this site were even born when this song came out. 1980 was a great year for music, though, "Sandinista"
came out, the Heads were in full swing, the Angry Samoans were around, the Ramones were still kind of together, there were the Circle Jerks of course, the Minutemen were all still alive, and X released "Los Angeles."
Darby lives!!!

@ ///M
the song in the soundtrack is from the 1980s and based on the stereotype that Japanese tourists took lots of pictures of anything and everything with no thought for aesthetics. (it was a somewhat racist stereotype)
You can draw your own conclusions on how well this fit with the video.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 02:43 UTC
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trungtran: Interesting project. Not really going to challenge any technology that isn't already out there.

But it could potentially be used for marketing. Imagine halftime at the Superbowl, thousands of these drones taking snaps and dropping instant pictures on to the crowd.

On second thoughts nope, instant film is a novelty, if you care about images you would rather have a high resolution file.

"Not really going to challenge any technology that isn't already out there"

I don't think it's meant to.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2016 at 02:34 UTC
On article Heavenly bodies: Nikon D810 & D810A field test (111 comments in total)

I really love the field test videos. This one's my new fave :D

Link | Posted on May 15, 2016 at 06:14 UTC as 10th comment
On article Heavenly bodies: Nikon D810 & D810A field test (111 comments in total)
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KL Matt: OMG you got to shoot with SALGADO!!!! Oh wait. It's not THAT Salgado.

It must be a common name for awesome photographers :D

Link | Posted on May 15, 2016 at 06:08 UTC
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Shutter Locker: What really defines Flagship ??

" largest, fastest, most heavily armed"
yep, that sounds about right ;)

Link | Posted on May 9, 2016 at 09:09 UTC
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Johannes Zander: But one camera was on an alien ship. I can see the tentacles!

we must bow to our alien overlords

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 03:10 UTC
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JordanAT: That was some serious dumb luck to have a camera pointed right at the booster for separation. As this (amateur rocketry, or at least high power rocketry) is my other hobby, this is an awesome bit of video to watch.

Not really. From the looks of things there were GoPros all over the rocket. I would have said that they would have been unlucky if they didn't get the shot.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 03:09 UTC
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EricAotearoa: Interesting. Would be good if something actually does arise out of this design. However, it does look somewhat complicated and expensive to put in to practice

Not really Tom. The X100 series has always sold well and the Xpro2 is Fuji's current top seller (see Amazon list of mirrorless top sellers). Hybrid viewfinders are not everyones cup of tea but they have their place in the Fuji ecosystem. It will be interesting if Canon actually makes a dslr with an HVF though it probably would have been better to implement a live view focus window instead of a shooting data overlay.
Edit: Just realised...dah the mirror is in the way ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2016 at 23:47 UTC
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HB1969: 2003: ISO800 is terrible! I wouldn't shoot anything above ISO400 with that camera
2010: ISO25600 is pointless! I wouldn't shoot anything over ISO1600 with that camera
2016: ISO3mil is shockingly bad! I wouldn't shoot anything over ISO200K with that camera

(the years and ISO might not be accurate but you get the idea)

My point is that the max ISO is always terrible (sometimes more so than other times) but the highest "usable" ISO has been increasing over the years and that's impressive. Maybe you just need to be an old fart to appreciate it.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2016 at 23:17 UTC

Oh Ilford, I think I've spent a small fortune on your paper and film over the years :)

I don't have any need for unusual sizes but hopefully this new business model works well.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2016 at 23:10 UTC as 15th comment

2003: ISO800 is terrible! I wouldn't shoot anything above ISO400 with that camera
2010: ISO25600 is pointless! I wouldn't shoot anything over ISO1600 with that camera
2016: ISO3mil is shockingly bad! I wouldn't shoot anything over ISO200K with that camera

(the years and ISO might not be accurate but you get the idea)

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 00:49 UTC as 10th comment | 6 replies
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2456 comments in total)
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Expat Nomad: I'm pretty sure I read through and didn't see the answers, so here goes;

1. Is it possible now to turn NR off completely, or is it still at -2 at lowest?

2. If the size of the AF points is changed, does this change the behaviour of the joystick point selection?

Thanks.

in response to point 1: NR can now be set between +2 to -4. I doubt you can completely turn off NR for JPEGs because it's probably part or the JPEG processing, though I could be wrong on that point.
NR was never a problem for RAW files.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2016 at 06:56 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 release moved to early March (71 comments in total)
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LFPCPH: Will Fuji make it fullframe ???

LFPCPH said:(But HB1969, don't look up the meaning of "winky" - you will be unpleasantly surprised.).

Now I fear googling it :)

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 07:06 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 release moved to early March (71 comments in total)
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Joe32: They both get sensors from Sony and Sony is struggling to keep up with sensor demand. My guess is they are not getting enough sensors quick enough

It's possible. The report mentions an "unspecified production delay". It also appears that Fuji underestimated the demand for this camera and need more time to build units to fill pre-orders.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 23:48 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 release moved to early March (71 comments in total)
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LFPCPH: Will Fuji make it fullframe ???

@LFPCPH: that's what the winky is for. Two (or three) little characters that serves to convey the intended meaning instead of the literal one ;)

As for your second point: Fuji execs have stated that there are no plans to go to FF in the forseeable future, however they were going to revisit the issue when they felt the APSC lens lineup was complete (this was about 2yrs ago). They've already indicated that their next step is a line of smaller/budget(?) primes to complement their fast primes. Then there's the issue of the rumoured medium format fuji which might also complicate things...ie which one will get R&D priority etc...

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 23:32 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 release moved to early March (71 comments in total)
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LFPCPH: Will Fuji make it fullframe ???

1. You don't change the design specs if you're getting "higher than expected orders" for the current design.
2. You can't suddenly change the sensor size with only a month increase in release date and no support for a new mount.
...so no. No FF. At least not for the xpro2.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 01:52 UTC
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