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historianx

Joined on Dec 23, 2011

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Mescalamba: Wonder if they wake up and just make mirrorless.

I mean, without cutting camera apart. :D Sure thats possible.

Battery life is bad enough as it is, an EVF would make it worse.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 17:57 UTC
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tinternaut: I keep looking at the older models, which can be had very reasonably. My understanding: Bloody awkward to use, bloody awkwarder to process the files, but the pay off is potentially approaching medium format IQ?

tinternaut that's an accurate assessment. That and battery life power was terrible. All that information drained them fast, at least on the DPMerrills

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 17:56 UTC
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worldcup1982: i once had a foveon camera...the 4.6mp version...
it was a good camera under the right circumstances (eg: sunlight with iso 100)
other than that the camera was awful...AF, buffer and etc...
on the other hand, great resolution, easily compared to 10 mp bayer cameras...

but in the end if the camera (any) frustrate your workflow, your way of shooting, you end up getting rid of it...

a good niche camera...

You mean the 46mp Foveon sensor correct? I had a DP3 Merrill for a spell, fantastic lens but the RAW workflow was just whacked, that Sigma Photo Pro was downright awful.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 17:54 UTC
On Fujifilm makes XF 90mm F2 R LM WR official article (134 comments in total)

Can't even supply a hood. Pathetic, Fuji.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 17:56 UTC as 13th comment | 4 replies
On Fujifilm makes XF 90mm F2 R LM WR official article (134 comments in total)
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Rod McD: This lens will be appreciated by photographers whose priorities are for speed, but is perhaps too big and heavy for many Fuji mirror-less users who migrated to the system for a small light kit. At 550gms it's only 30gms lighter than the 55-200mm f3.5-4.8 zoom. With the Australian dollar in free-fall, our local price is probably going to hit $1400. I'll be keeping my CV Apo Lanthar 90/3.5

Perhaps now that Fuji have released their road map's big fast lenses, they will develop some of the smaller sealed lenses that so many people want. A sealed 35/2 is already on the road-map for this year. Hopefully they'll offer similar small lenses in a range something like 16/2.8, 23/2, 55/2 and 85/2.8. All sealed and with an aperture ring please.

They already have a 23 F2, It's on the X100/S/T.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 17:54 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (356 comments in total)
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BarnET: So more or less a XE-2 with a hump in the middle instead of the viewfinder on the side.
makes room for 1 more dial which is always nice. Means less digging in menu's in general.

Unlike the XE-2 it does have a tilty-screen albeit at a lower resolution.
I like the rangefinder body more. unless it has that massive viewfinder.

Only lens updates.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 15:06 UTC
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OldDigiman: Well, the last FW update for the X-E2 was a small subset of what the T1 got, so I'm not expecting anything this time. I like the E2 form factor a lot but not the T1 at all. Fuji's abandonment of support for the E2 has me beginning to wonder if there will even be an E3, which has me holding off of buying any more Fuji glass.

The XE2 and X100S share the same 2nd gen X Trans sensor and processor as the Xt1. Why Fuji can't push this a/f update for these cameras is very disappointing.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 15:28 UTC
On Metz mecablitz 26 AF-1 Quick Review article (69 comments in total)
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tongki: AAA cells ???

This is considered as a TOY

Use Eneloop Pro AAAs

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2015 at 15:27 UTC
On Massive $33,500 2450mm f/8 NASA lens surfaces on eBay article (234 comments in total)

will this fit my XPro1?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2015 at 21:30 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On Sigma USB Dock quick review article (141 comments in total)

Anyone know what version this software is running? Also, will it work on a fairly current MAC (imac, mid-2011, mbp Retina, late 2013, both OSX Mavericks). Ive read conflicting information.

I also hope this Sigma software is better than that molasses-slow clunky Photo Pro. Dumped my SD3 Merrill because of that POS.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 21:02 UTC as 12th comment
On Nikon D7200 real-world samples gallery posted article (150 comments in total)
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ttran88: They could have possibly reused d7100 samples and call it a day.

lets just debate this for the next year or so. and then continue when the new model is released. I dont give a rat's behind who makes the damned sensor. Could be a Panasonic. A Sony. A Toshiba, only the most OCD give a damn. BTW, the Toshiba in the 7100 is quite good, no complaints here.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 1, 2015 at 17:30 UTC
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (328 comments in total)
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naththo: Fuji X-A1 shows much more details than the Fuji X100T in JPEG. Also same story goes to RAW. So it shows that X-Tran sensor is still struggle to be in compete with conventional CMOS sensor unfortunately. Thats why most camera manufacturer prefer to stick with conventional CMOS sensor nowaday.

Yeah like Aperture-- oh wait that's dead. Bummer.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 17:34 UTC
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Raw Jaw: What an opportunity for Samsung to buy out Metz.

you probably bought one of my 45 CT4s ;)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 27, 2015 at 03:15 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (656 comments in total)
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AlexisH: "16MP beginning to look low by contemporary standards"

This is beginning to be tiresome. We've been subject to megapixel wars for years and now that companies are finally focusing on developing interesting products (like this X100T), do we really need to prod them to get back to cramming megapixels on sensors?

Guess what: if I have the option of buying a 10MP camera or a 40MP one, I'll buy the 10MP one, all other things being equal. The only thing that would make me buy the 40MP one is if it could generate 10-20MP RAW files besides 40MP ones. Canon does this, but they're the only ones AFAIK.

That's why I opted for a D750 Nikon over the D810. 24MP on FF gives me much better high ISO IQ than 36MP

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 17:53 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (656 comments in total)

I just hope they upgraded the OEM charger, 3 of which failed and I had to replace under warranty on my S, before I gave up and bought a Watson 2 battery charger with interchangeable plates.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 17:51 UTC as 87th comment
On Lowepro launches Echelon luxury bag line article (62 comments in total)

Would rather have a Pelican 1510

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 18:41 UTC as 44th comment | 2 replies
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 II First Impressions Review preview (1392 comments in total)
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Interestingness: Sorry to hi-jack this post on what looks to be a wonderful mkII camera but this is relevant...

A recent post on Steve Huff's site will hopefully shut up some of these annoying Sony fanboi's. As a m4/3's user I'm really impressed with how the EM1 did and even as someone who will NEVER own a Sony branded cam, I have to say how disappointing the A7s did overall. If I dropped $2400.- (CDN pricing) on that thing I'd be rushing back for a full refund!

http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2015/02/23/mirrorless-battle-micro-43-vs-aps-c-vs-full-frame/

PS - The 1st person who comes up with a NOT-A-SONY sticker for my camera has a customer right here - shut up and take my money!

Obviously you do care if you took the time to reply, eh? ;)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 16:58 UTC
On Apple reveals Photos beta for developers post (125 comments in total)

well this just sealed my eventual conversion to C1 Pro 8. That and I need tethering capabilities.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 18:44 UTC as 9th comment
On Nikon D7100 In-Depth Review preview (106 comments in total)

Fantastic camera, paid only $896 last month. With FX glass (17-35 F2.8 and 50 F1.4) it's just phenomenal.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2015 at 18:37 UTC as 11th comment
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fleckster48: Great video. I have a question when shooting with studio flash. When you use your flash meter to determine the exposure, you basically set the shutter to X sync (you set the meter based on the closest value to what the X value is for your camera. Then you set your f stop. The problem here is that in manual mode the camera does not let you view the image easily with the lens wide open. The modeling lights are not powerful enough for you to see the image or am I missing something.

what difference does it make if it's not right viewing through the EVF? It's the final output that's what counts. If this has happened to you with 5 different mirrorless camera's, then yes you are missing some setup trick that may not exist.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2015 at 22:02 UTC
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