professor4321

professor4321

Joined on Feb 16, 2012

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On Just posted: Our Samsung NX200 in-depth review article (175 comments in total)
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Edmond Leung: Not too attractive, especially at higher ISO. Besides, it is too difficult to find third-party adopters for this camera to mount other brands' lenses. I still prefer NEX 5N.

Hi,
I use the 5N with adapter and a variety of Pentax primes from the 21mm, 40mm a 70mm and 77mm limited to old style 24mm, 28mm 50mm and 100mm (2.8, very small).
All lenses are very light and compact.
The older MF lenses are very cheap and of high quailty build and optics.
The 'poor man's Leica'!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 29, 2012 at 21:07 UTC

Hi Barney,
First, thanks to you and DPR for this article.
Second, I realise I don't have to read the comments although generally it can be useful and enhance the article, adding further information.
Of course, in any forum there is the possibility, or should I say, the likelihood of a difference of opinion.
I believe in free speech. In spite of this (and maybe I'm too sensitive a soul) I feel attacking a person because of his or her views is completely unacceptable. By all means denigrate the product if one wishes (whether or not one owns it or not) preferably backed up by facts. Attacking people and their views regarding a piece of electronic equipment is just so wrong I'm speechless (or the written equivalent).
By all means reiterate the same points if one wishes but please let's all keep to the point of the article and stop this name-calling.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2012 at 13:31 UTC as 56th comment
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professor4321: In Europe faulty electronic equipment has a guarantee of 24 months.
If it's got a fault you can return for a refund.
As there's a firmware update there's a fault so why don't dissatified customers just return them?

I think by your previous posts and by all the negative posters on this thread the fault is very easy to duplicate and by releasing a firmware update to solve the problem Fuji are admitting it exists.
I assume that if the camera was bought in an American store and the owner is also American then the return store period would be long if not infinite. so not really a problem in the good ole USA, right?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2012 at 19:34 UTC
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Sdaniella: Coolpix P series live view... like D800... D700... or any Coolpix... no thx.
all one can do is preview 'framing/focus'... with a neutral autogain view... which is unrelated to exposure settings.

if Nikon offers 'exposure simulation live preview', like D3/D3x/D3s... maybe D4... then, i'll consider it... but since they leave out the most advanced ExpSim or ES-LV features, then interest is zero.

in the meantime...
PowerShot G/SX/S/A series w/ M modes... ALL OFFER exposure simulation live preview... (a normal feature), in PowerShot G1 to G12, and G1X... as well as 1DsMkIII/5DMkII, 1DMkIII/IV, 1DX, 7D/60D, 600D/550D, etc, etc...

Sony's offer it in their prosumer digicams... too...

so, this leaves Nikon LV in the same company as Fujifilm and Kodak... maybe even Pentax too... and prosumer Olympus and Panasonic (the latter gets it 'part-time' on LX series, but that's it)

FROM CANON 60D REVIEW.The optional Exposure Simulation function will ATTEMPT to recreate the exposure level that would be obtained with your current settings on the LCD display. This may RAISE NOISE LEVELS of the live view feed beyond what could be expected in the final image, since it must operate with a fast enough shutter speed to achieve its required refresh rate. The aperture also remains open by default, and so the exposure simulation doesn't indicate the areas in focus until you press the Depth-of-Field Preview button adjacent to the lens mount. Exposure Simulation will ATTEMPT to continue even with depth of field preview active, though this may RAISE the live view noise levels EVEN FURTHER.
SOUNDS GREAT!!!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2012 at 17:24 UTC

In Europe faulty electronic equipment has a guarantee of 24 months.
If it's got a fault you can return for a refund.
As there's a firmware update there's a fault so why don't dissatified customers just return them?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2012 at 16:52 UTC as 35th comment | 2 replies
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Stungun: I've ordered the Fuji X10 and the Nikon P7100. I have also the G12 . The G12 is better than the P7100 and both are much, much inferior to the X10. I knew about the orbs but after reading so many angry comments and seeing the pictures I decided to give it a try. I managed to produce white orbs and black orbs as well as blacked areas but it's easy to fix and now I know how to avoid those specific situations when they might happen. I have some pictures where the problem appear and the next pictures not, after adjustments. Velvia color tend to produce then more, EXR modes (excellent) may solve it , increasing ISO a little bit too, and it's better after update. This camera has DSLR quality (bokeh and ISO) and the lens alone are worth the price. Excellent camera.
I have a magazine with a photo of a 80 ft Ferreti yacht in an advertisement and I found a white orb on a chrome plated rail !!
It's my first Fuji, if this was a faulty Canon (had many) would the fuss be the same ?

Gary,
Do you still own this camera or have you returned it for a refund?
I thought electronic products were guaranteed for 24 months?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2012 at 16:48 UTC
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Reg Natarajan: After reading all the fuss, I went looking for orbs last night. I found a few. The handful of orbs in my pictures appeared from relatively intense artificial lighting which would blow highlights on most cameras. Speaking purely for myself, the orbs didn't bother me at all. If you think they ruined my pictures and that Fujifilm is the devil incarnate for having them, well, fine. I tend not to get worked up over small things.

Here's a link to my photo shoot on Flickr.

http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=x10&m=tags&w=61266278%40N00&d=taken-20120217-&ss=2&ct=0&mt=all&adv=1&z=e

Just a thought.
Has any of the posters complaining about this camera brought this to the attention of consumer associations?
Also, if someone's bought it and believes there's a problem there's a 2 year guarantee on electronic products so as long as you've got proof of purchase take it back to the shop for a refund.
Of course the posters who've never used it but who still are complaining won't have that option...because they've never used it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2012 at 16:45 UTC
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SeeRoy: "The P7100's optical viewfinder coverage is roughly 80%."
80% - Roughly.
Ie A completely useless peep-hole - roughly speaking.

How much is the price difference between a motion picture film camera an this camera?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2012 at 16:30 UTC
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professor4321: From Imaging Resource,
Overexposure "Blooming"
A final limitation of CCD sensors is their reaction to severe illumination overloads. This is the reason for including a shiny pot lid in the Dave Box targets on the Imaging Resource website, because it reflects light sources back into the camera lens. In the face of extremely high light overloads, some CCDs will "leak" charge from the overexposed elements into adjacent cells. This phenomenon is called blooming, and various methods are employed to prevent it. It most frequently shows itself as a colored fringe around specular (shiny) highlights. Frequently, the sensor will bloom differently in each of the red, green or blue channels, producing the colored fringes where one channel has bloomed more than the others. The impact of this for your particular work will depend on its nature. If you intend to photograph a lot of chromed auto parts, blooming could be a big problem. It would be a complete non-issue in photos of bath towels.

Quite right.
My comment serves no purpose regarding this discussion.
How do I remove it?
Thks in advance.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2012 at 17:19 UTC

From Imaging Resource,
Overexposure "Blooming"
A final limitation of CCD sensors is their reaction to severe illumination overloads. This is the reason for including a shiny pot lid in the Dave Box targets on the Imaging Resource website, because it reflects light sources back into the camera lens. In the face of extremely high light overloads, some CCDs will "leak" charge from the overexposed elements into adjacent cells. This phenomenon is called blooming, and various methods are employed to prevent it. It most frequently shows itself as a colored fringe around specular (shiny) highlights. Frequently, the sensor will bloom differently in each of the red, green or blue channels, producing the colored fringes where one channel has bloomed more than the others. The impact of this for your particular work will depend on its nature. If you intend to photograph a lot of chromed auto parts, blooming could be a big problem. It would be a complete non-issue in photos of bath towels.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2012 at 16:52 UTC as 48th comment | 4 replies

There's a lot of speculation on this thread about what's causing the problem but none of these posters actually know, do they? Let's hope Fuji explain soon.

By the way when everyone's finally finished with the orbs you can move onto the following,
"The image area with high brightness might be recorded as "black-out" area, just in case of dedicated shooting condition, This unpleasant phenomenon is improved."

From latest firmware update.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2012 at 16:04 UTC as 49th comment | 2 replies

Just googled 'Canon 5D Mark II problems' and 'Leica M9 problems'.

How long did they take to resolve the problems? Did they?

Some people on some sites went on a witchhunt and some defended the product exactly as now with the X10. I believe these companies didn't close down or go bankrupt.

Yet I believe people kept buying the cameras and they cost a lot more than the X10.

I guess if it doesn't hindersome people's enjoyment of the camera they'll keep on buying and using the X10.

Does this excuse shoddy workmanship? Of course not.

The problem exists. The firmware update released is meant to,
"Blooming (White disk) phenomena, which can be observed in EXR AUTO mode, is reduced."
Reduce is not to eliminate.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 20, 2012 at 16:03 UTC as 50th comment | 2 replies
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professor4321: 'By OneGuy (Feb 19, 2012 at 16:05:07 GMT)

What's that got to do with Fuji or discs, or orbs, Professor?

Having trouble with furballs?'

Sorry!

I was responding to an earlier off-topic post in this very comment section and just thought a rebuttal was necessary.

Apologies!

And it's not furballs, just a little problem with my orbs!

Oops!
you are right!
I'm new here and still finding my feet.
Thanks for the message.
Now I've found it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2012 at 17:08 UTC

'By OneGuy (Feb 19, 2012 at 16:05:07 GMT)

What's that got to do with Fuji or discs, or orbs, Professor?

Having trouble with furballs?'

Sorry!

I was responding to an earlier off-topic post in this very comment section and just thought a rebuttal was necessary.

Apologies!

And it's not furballs, just a little problem with my orbs!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2012 at 16:40 UTC as 82nd comment | 2 replies
On Samsung US announces rugged and waterproof SD cards article (49 comments in total)

By Marty4650 (Feb 18, 2012 at 00:05:11 GMT)

'We already have hundreds of stories of STANDARD SD cards that have survived trips through the clothes washer and dryer. We have heard about cards retrieved from cameras dropped in the ocean that still had all the images intact on them.'

Care to provide some links to these HUNDREDS OF STORIES to back up your statements?
I'd be very interesed to read them!
Or are they just STORIES.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2012 at 16:32 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply

to GaryJp
"To get good shots from a NEX I need a good DSLR lens.

A smaller body saves me almost no weight, no space, and is not a good alternative to my DSLR."

As an example I checked the Canon 500d dimensions and weight against the Sony Nex5n.

The Canon is hardly a heavyweight yet is double that of the sony. Aside from 10mm difference in length the width and height are double that of the Sony. The Kit lenses are similar dimensions and weight with the sony again less.

You don't mention the model of camera or lens you use as a comparison or if AF is necessary for your photography.

Pop a pentax limited with a adapter with aperture control and you have a 'poor man's Leica'.

At less than half the weight of an entry level DSLR.

Check it in a side-by side-comparison on this very site.

And before making incorrect statements that some naive people may believe check your facts and don't lead people on.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2012 at 15:48 UTC as 84th comment | 2 replies
On Book Review: Vivian Maier, Street Photographer article (150 comments in total)

And not a pixel to peep!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2012 at 13:30 UTC as 58th comment
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professor4321: In such a competitive market customer service is very important.
On the other hand such is the demand for newer, better equipment by users some companies may rush through RandD and Quality Control may also suffer.
When new products are released every six months one shouldn't be surprised when quality suffers.
The question to be be asked is are people willing to wait 2 years for a new model which works perfectly?
What would people then talk about?
How about PHOTOGRAPHY!

That's what the X10 buyers thought too!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2012 at 20:51 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon G1 X studio test samples article (220 comments in total)

Sydue
Egoist
1.a person who is preoccupied with his own interests; a selfish person
2. a conceited person
Hmm!
'I have nothing to prove'
'I have nothing in common with shots I have no interest in'
'I don't need to be validated'
Defining 'Noob'
Contrary to the belief of many, a noob/n00b and a newbie/newb are not the same thing. Newbs are those who are new to some task* and are very beginner at it, possibly a little overconfident about it, but they are willing to learn and fix their errors to move out of that stage. n00bs, on the other hand, know little and have no will to learn any more. They expect people to do the work for them and then expect to get praised about it, and make up a unique species of their own.
Self-portrait anyone?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2012 at 15:24 UTC as 11th comment
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professor4321: In such a competitive market customer service is very important.
On the other hand such is the demand for newer, better equipment by users some companies may rush through RandD and Quality Control may also suffer.
When new products are released every six months one shouldn't be surprised when quality suffers.
The question to be be asked is are people willing to wait 2 years for a new model which works perfectly?
What would people then talk about?
How about PHOTOGRAPHY!

People ARE demanding new products!
It's human nature to want bigger, better, faster and a lot don't care as long as it's new. Some people buy a product based solely on its colour! This is fed by marketing so continue to dream!
Look at this site. Every day people write wanting something more as if the camera they've got can't take a decent picture.
The megapixel race still continues with compacts although not with most enthusiast models as the companies have heard the reaction of enthusiast photographers who realise the benefit of a lesser pixel count and even though they are a niche market the companies realise they can sell them at a higher price.
The ORB problem.
AS I CLEARLY STATED;
Is it correct? No.
Will there be consequences? If enough people complain, yes, if not, then no.
Should be companies be held to account? Yes.
Should thier mistakes be hidden? No.
And my question STILL hasn't been answered, are you willing to wait 2 years for a problem-free camera?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2012 at 14:51 UTC
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