kewlguy

kewlguy

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On Nikon D5300 Review preview (278 comments in total)
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kewlguy: Looking at the IQ daylight comparison with EOS 700D - why does the Canon have better accutance and/or micro contrast? better lens? D5300 image shows as if there is a haze.

Change from Jpg to raw, if you can't see it than you're blinded by your fanboyism. D5300 has no AA filter that's why I asked...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 00:11 UTC
On Nikon D5300 Review preview (278 comments in total)

Looking at the IQ daylight comparison with EOS 700D - why does the Canon have better accutance and/or micro contrast? better lens? D5300 image shows as if there is a haze.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 23:17 UTC as 79th comment | 6 replies

Looks like Sony is trying hard to collect some cash - but I'm sure A7/R users are rich so this lens will sell like peanuts

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 05:32 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply

At least Canon remembered to put a sensor inside the state of the art entry camera...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 05:31 UTC as 58th comment
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1656 comments in total)

If only DPR wants to use other raw converters, the comparison will be a totally different story...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 01:20 UTC as 137th comment
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1656 comments in total)
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_P: Question for Fuji owners: there was a huge problem with RAW processing software, that's inducing Adobe, which - in short - wasn't able to refine fine details. The only one doing a decent job was Photo Ninja. How is the situation with this regard now?

Anyway, what a beautiful / terrible times!
D610: 1329 GBP
E-m1: 1300 GBP
A7: 1230 GBP
X-t1: 1059 GBP
6D: 1350 GBP

I'm on the market to upgrade from E-1. Got E-PL5 for my wife already and its fine for casual use, but I don't like it for landscapes very much, so I will not like E-m1. Now, taking into account that it cost THE SAME as D610, some serious question have to be asked... I would consider myself mad if i'd choose E-m1 over D610 for landscapes and low light work, though on the other hand Nikon is terrible with manual focusing over VF. So if FUJI RAWs can now be processed into something decent to wonderful that may be just the perfect compromise. Also seems best option for MF lenses with those different kinds of MF support in it.

what raw situation? I have been using X-E1 for 7 months and use C1 Pro and Iridient Developer with great success. I also own Canon FF and IMO Fuji X-trans is as close as any APS could to FF. If your main interest is landcape photography, get the D610 or 6D. For low light and compact size the Fujis will do just fine (even the old X-Pro1).

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 00:40 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1656 comments in total)
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arqomx: Will there be a silver body offering?

Want silver? buy Df! It will give you bling for a lot more money, too if that's important to you.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 00:36 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1656 comments in total)

Nice camera - good looking and ample of features! no doubt about the image quality, for sure.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 00:34 UTC as 256th comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1656 comments in total)
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Frank B: Not for me. The lenses are too big and too heavy. I have an Olympus E-5 and I carry it and the Olympus 150mm f/1.8, Olympus 45mm f/1.8, Panasonic 20mm f/1.7 and the Olympus 12mm f/2 in my pockets. (Cargo pants and jacket when colder (or cargo shorts in hotter weather). I do not think I would be able to do that with the Fuji. I have my camera and lenses with me virtually all the time.

I picked Fuji as my second system after trying the EM5 and owning m4/3 for a year. Clearly the APS-C is indeed larger and better. Fuji lenses are sharp and the files have more detail esp when shooting raw and convert in C1 Pro.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 29, 2014 at 00:31 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1656 comments in total)
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Micky Finn: When is Fuji going to actually bring out a new camera instead of essentially the same one with the same technology and sensor in several different bodies? I wouldn't mind, but the viewfinders in the X series, especially the electronic viewfinders, are lousy and the lcd's are not up to scratch, add to that the annoying handling of everyone of them I've tried and they are heavily disappointing. I tried hard to like the X-Pro1 and the X-E1 but they were terribly disappointing in reality, and for me this camera has to be far, far better and a massive improvement over everything else Fuji have produced. Yes IQ is good and the cameras look great, but it's no good if they are hamstrung to the point of being frustrating.

Says the smartphone shooter...LOL

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 10:24 UTC
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera article (919 comments in total)
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naththo: More hump in middle again for mirrorless. lol! I think its good to have hump rather than nothing to make camera a hot looking.

More likely unable to see the hump housing a rather large EVF

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 03:19 UTC
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera article (919 comments in total)

Retro done well without the Df ugliness. Good job, Fuji!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 03:01 UTC as 80th comment | 3 replies

Better experience the real thing - save more money, at least get an A7/A7R and 50 Lux APSH.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2014 at 01:45 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
On Sigma announces all-new 50mm F1.4 DG HSM 'Art' lens article (244 comments in total)

This lens better not vignette...77mm for a 50/1.4 is huge!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 02:35 UTC as 51st comment | 1 reply

hmmm where is that $1000 I hid last time...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 02:33 UTC as 4th comment
On Nikon AF-S Nikkor 58mm f/1.4G review preview (414 comments in total)

Even though we can always say "sharpness is not the only thing that matters" - still, a $1700 lens with poor sharpness? Does it get better stopped down? yes, but for the price, IMO, not good enough. I tried it for a day and my first thought was the awful plastic build. Yes, it produces 'unique' rendering, but the fair price should be $700 less.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 31, 2013 at 00:06 UTC as 132nd comment | 5 replies
On Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R real-world samples gallery article (125 comments in total)
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Mike99999: I don't understand why everyone is raving about this lens. Judging from the sample pictures the rendering is awful. I *strongly* prefer the images I'm seeing from the Panasonic 20/1.7, the underrated Olympus 17/1.8 and from the new Sony Zeiss FE 35/2.8.

Seems like a repeat of the highly overrated Fuji 35/1.4 which is basically a rebadged Sigma 30/1.4 which nobody wants to admit. Behind the scenes Sigma is an OEM for many major brands, and Fuji is definitely one of them.

LOL, both 23/1.4 and 35/1.4 will trash anything similar from the m4/3 camp. Last time I checked, Sony 35/2.8 is way overpriced for an f/2.8 lens.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2013 at 00:55 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R real-world samples gallery article (125 comments in total)

another top Fuji lens! Can't wait to see how the new 56/1.2 and UWA zoom perform :)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 10, 2013 at 03:19 UTC as 7th comment
On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan article (616 comments in total)

same 18MP sensor? who'd buy that?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2013 at 12:49 UTC as 208th comment
On DPReview Gear of the Year - Part 1: Fujifilm X100S article (307 comments in total)
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rdscibilia: This is better than the EOS M I bought for $299 how exactly?

As a user of both, IQ-wise Fuji wins hands down - esp in term of noise and DR. Canon is seriously stuck with an old sensor. Even 70D doesn't bring much improvement - and 70D sensor is the one will be used with the M2...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2013 at 00:47 UTC
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