Ithackermike

Ithackermike

Joined on Dec 7, 2011

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Yohanes Sondang Kunto: I bought Fuji X10 in Ireland and currently living in Indonesia. Would Fuji honor International Warranty by replacing Fuji X10 sensor which are bought from the outside of the country? In my case Fuji X10 bought in Ireland with International Warranty but would Fuji Indonesia replaced the sensor when it is available since my X10 is bought in other country?
It is not my fault to cause the orbs that I should pay cost to send it back to Ireland. However, I really enjoy shooting at ISO 3200 DR 400 in dark scene and really hard to see the orbs annoying.

I don't think this is a "does your warranty in the country of purchase cover your problem" type of issue. It's a recall type of event. So i would expect if you have the camera, you get the sensor swap.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2012 at 02:06 UTC

This may not be about Grey market but rather it may be about getting more repair volume through their own repair centers to justify keeping them open.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 13, 2012 at 04:41 UTC as 130th comment

One of us needs to set up a controlled studio shot in order to test the current sensor against the newer relacement sensor coming in May. If the new sensor has significant trade-offs then Fuji has put us all (including those of us that haven't experienced the ORBs)in an undesirable position. They have forever changed the resale environment for this camera.

I would love to see DPR commit to doing such a comparison through a full review of cameras with both sensors.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2012 at 21:19 UTC as 107th comment | 1 reply
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Drue Mc Laughlin: Since many people in this forum use the ipad in some way related to their photography, and since the new retina display will make this device even more popular,it would be nice for Dpreview to review the ipad3, in respect to its photo apps and synchronization to external devices such as camera's and sd cards etc

It'll make a huge difference. Its not just about the mechanics of the pixel density but also what the software has to do to make use of that density. Go over to the D800 sample images and compare the full size jpegs on your iPad vs your computer. Assuming you have a monitor thats suitable for photography, you'll notice that the D800 sample images are soft on the iPad compared to your monitor. Those extra pixels will go along way in allowing the iPad do display larger rez photos with much more detail.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2012 at 17:27 UTC
On Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPad article (43 comments in total)
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Ithackermike: 2 Thoughts:
1 )It's a high powered app just like this that may best expose the differences between the 2 platforms. What good is a .4 inch larger screen if the app is too laggy.

2) is the 1600x1600 restriction in place to keep from overrunning the processor power? I wonder if iPhoto for iOS has a similar restriction. I don't think iPhoto and PS are competitors on the desktop but if iPhoto iOS handles larger images then Adobe may have a problem here.

@Ashley, you're probably correct. Protecting the revenue stream is more important to Adobe than any processor issues.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2012 at 14:10 UTC
On Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPad article (43 comments in total)

2 Thoughts:
1 )It's a high powered app just like this that may best expose the differences between the 2 platforms. What good is a .4 inch larger screen if the app is too laggy.

2) is the 1600x1600 restriction in place to keep from overrunning the processor power? I wonder if iPhoto for iOS has a similar restriction. I don't think iPhoto and PS are competitors on the desktop but if iPhoto iOS handles larger images then Adobe may have a problem here.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2012 at 11:14 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies
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Terry1100: Agreed - I too have held off.

With the X10 off my shortlist I continued to dither over the XZ-1 and the P7100.

I'll sit tight to see what this announcement brings. On paper and in the hand the X10 is the one for me - but I'm not spending that kind of money until I know the orb problem has gone ( I doubt that my photography would be particularly "orb prone" but it's not a risk I'm prepared to take).

If it's not a cure Nikon or Olympus will get my money - they'll just have to wait a bit longer for it.

@garyjp, I shot Christmas Eve and Christmas morning wide open at iso 800 and above with OOF Christmas lights in the background. Some with fill flash some without. Macro shots of ornaments with lights reflecting in them.

No Orbs. So it meets my low light needs.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2012 at 05:24 UTC

Im enjoying the Android fanboys trolling the iPad announcement. Android is catching up. They will always be...... catching up. I enjoy my co-workers talking about how much better android is-- 2yrs after Apple invented the market.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 8, 2012 at 00:11 UTC as 66th comment | 8 replies
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Terry1100: Agreed - I too have held off.

With the X10 off my shortlist I continued to dither over the XZ-1 and the P7100.

I'll sit tight to see what this announcement brings. On paper and in the hand the X10 is the one for me - but I'm not spending that kind of money until I know the orb problem has gone ( I doubt that my photography would be particularly "orb prone" but it's not a risk I'm prepared to take).

If it's not a cure Nikon or Olympus will get my money - they'll just have to wait a bit longer for it.

I'm a longtime Nikon SLR/DSLR shooter and was considering the P7000/7100 as well. I bought the X10 with full knowledge of the ORB issue and haven't regretted it. I'll make use of whatever "definitive fix" Fuji comes up with but even if there wasn't a fix I'd still have a great camera with a fantastic f2.0 lens.
The P7100 is the "definitive fix" for many of the P7000s problems. Meanwhile my 85mm 1.4 prime will still exhibit some color fringing in certain situations and my 1968 Minolta Autocord will have some exposure shift across its shutter speeds. And I'll adjust to the shooting conditions and the limitations of the tool and make great photographs.

I'd recommend X10. The Nikon doesn't have the WDS but it doesn't have the low light capability either.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2012 at 14:21 UTC
On Canon EOS 5D Mark III hands-on preview and video article (270 comments in total)
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DrPampa: I'm not ready to upgrade to FF =(, but please put all this technology in an APS sensor camera ASAP (if you want to call it 8D) and package the very first one to my office!
I can't wait!

APS-C equivelant to the 5D mk III will most likely be called the 7Ds mk II

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 19:38 UTC
On Canon EOS 5D Mark III hands-on preview and video article (270 comments in total)
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Weyskipper: The 5D III is everything the 5D II should have been. The high ISO pictures are great. The faster AF is a really important improvement Very impressive - for 2008. However, it is now 2012.

Canon must be planning something better than this. There are so many contradictions with this camera. It goes to crazy ISO levels, but doesn't have a low-light autofocus. It does 22mp - which is not much better than 21mp. The price, you have got to be kidding. Are they pretending to be Leica?

Come on Canon we know you can do better than this.

I agree with both of you. The 5d2 was a game changer because of the 21mp FF and video but this update seems a 5d2.1

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 19:30 UTC
On Canon EOS 5D Mark III preview (901 comments in total)

What am I missing? As far as photography is concerned it seems the mk3 is only adding the AF system and ISO performance(real, not marketing hype) that the mk2 should've had in the first place. And I say should've had because the D700 has as good real world AF and ISO performance as the mk3 has on paper.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 19:15 UTC as 276th comment | 1 reply
On Canon EOS 5D Mark III preview (901 comments in total)
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RubberDials: The first paragraph of this report contains a number of inaccuracies: the first EOS camera was the 650, not the 620 and Canon users may wish their brand had set the blueprint that 'all successive camera systems have followed' but the reality is that it was Minolta who did this two years earlier with the 7000, the first camera to integrate AF, auto advance/rewind and full electronic input of settings.

The Minolta in-body screw AF was also considered superior at the time to the use of motors in the lens which is why Nikon, Pentax and others adopted it and not the Canon system. The all-electronic lens mount with iris motor was developed in the early 1970s by Rollei and has had a slow evolution despite its obvious advantages.

You are correct, It was the Minolta that offerd AF first. And I believe that they were the first to have a multi-point AF system.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 19:09 UTC
On Canon EOS 5D Mark III low-light ISO series samples article (319 comments in total)
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cesaregal: Can we have same test for D700 and 5DII?

I agree.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 18:53 UTC
On CIPA starts to report growing mirrorless sales article (200 comments in total)
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J. Qian: The beginning of the end for the DSLRs?

@J. Qian, No more than APS was the beginning of the end of FF film cameras. The remarkable success of the Canon Elph and the FF SLR features of the Nikon Pronea S raised the bar for point and shoot but it didn't kill the Contax G2 or the Nikon F4/F5.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2012 at 05:00 UTC
On Nikon D800 preview (1110 comments in total)
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KevinD65: The best thing is it looks similar enough to my old D200 that my wife's not even gonna know I bought new camera!

That's too funny. We'll have to put our D200/D300 straps on the D800 to hide it in plain sight from the wife.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2012 at 12:32 UTC
On Fujifilm firmware attempts to fix X10 white discs article (264 comments in total)
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Ernest M Aquilio: Just how impactful is the "white orb" effect in real world shooting? I am on the fence about this camera and cannot imagine that this can totally ruin a photo. Any examples of this that caused the photo to be totally unusable?

I was on the fence too. I back ordered the X10 for my wife for Christmas. Then this WDS issue surfaced before it shipped. So I went to the X10 group on Flickr and looked through 100s of photos. All of them looking like the very type of photos my wife is likely to take. I may have found 2 photos per 100 where this issue was discernible. Maybe. And then only because I was looking for it. Needless to say she loves the X10.
We just returned from Legoland with some great photos of the kids. I've yet to produce an Orb, even on Christmas day with the lights in the background.

Is it reproducible? Yes.
Is it prevelant in the 1500 photos we've taken in the last 7weeks? No.
Is there another P&S with a sensor this large with a lens this good? Not in my opinion.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2012 at 02:25 UTC
On Nikon D800 preview (1110 comments in total)
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Scott2012: Thanks for all your postings. I have learned a lot about these two new cameras and want to pre-order either the D800 or D800e. I am confused which camera is the best to purchase. I am a part-time wedding photographer--about 15 weddings a year in a competitive market--and do a lot of nature photography. The 800e seems to be the right direction, but is it going to result in A LOT of post production? Can anyone help me?

I would like to pre-order but I'm waiting until I see some more test images, particularly from the 800E. However I suspect the post processing may be a bit labor intensive to retain the extra detail in an image while masking to remove any moire from affected areas. On the other hand if that only needs to be done on 1 out of 10 keepers then it may be worth it.

I haven't seen any examples of AA vs no AA from other sensors so I'm unable to guess what the improvement in detail may be. Apparently Nikon thinks its noticeable enough to warrant a separate model.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 04:44 UTC
On Nikon D800 preview (1110 comments in total)
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Wahl: Ordered mine without hesitating one second 10 min. after shop opened on anouncement morning. To me, this is the camera I have been waiting for for years, Nikon layout, FX sensor, MF pixel count for landscapes and portraits, high enough ISO for my work in low light,low enough price (compared to D4) for a non-pro bank account. Used D3s would have been an alternative for low light work, but until now even original D3 (without s) have been way out of my financial reach. Well done Nikon!

I feel exactly the same way. I bought the D300 and @ 2 months later the D700 came out. Albeit out of my price range at the time but I've missed the FF and promised myself the upgrade to its replacement. As a landscape/portrait photographer I'm thrilled it doesnt have a 16-18 MP sensor. Love the fact that its 36Mp.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 23:41 UTC
On Nikon D800 and D800E 36MP full-frame DSLRs announced article (271 comments in total)
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williams359: If you need to print HUGE it's for you. As wedding photographer 36MP is too much, Hi iso DR are more important. Im sure it will have its fans but it would be nice if they brought one out at 20MP with 8 PPS and better DR and hi iso performance. It's also a shame that Nikon or Canon do not have a low end full frame camera for people just can't afford these prices

D700s? [edit: I misread that as a non-existent model D700"s". Wow I need to get some sleep,]

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2012 at 03:44 UTC
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