XmanX

XmanX

Joined on Dec 7, 2011

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I'm Professional but not serious. Bummer there's no category for me. I feel so left out.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2012 at 22:33 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
On Just Posted: Canon EOS 5D Mark III review news story (706 comments in total)

For Canon to stay relevant in still-photography, there better be a 40MP+ 5DMkIV (or whatever they want to call it) before Thanksgiving 2012.

No amount of "but-this" and "but-that" spin is going to cut it for people who value, and often need, more megapixels over 6 fps. No brand can sustain itself, let alone thrive by attracting new customers, by putting out what seems like an also-ran product. I hope the cash registers at Canon are already sending this message loud and clear to the management.

Canon has made documentary/wedding/event photographers and soccer moms happy with this 5DMkIII. Now it's time for them to stand up and deliver something truly special to the fine art community who want to make amazing poster-sized prints. And do it REAL soon.

Direct link | Posted on May 23, 2012 at 03:03 UTC as 215th comment | 3 replies

Thanks, but no thanks. I have no interest in replacing the sensor in my faulty X10.

In a few years, my White Orb monster will become a special collector's item that I intend to sell for significant profit. To preserve it well, I have just ordered the Fuji leather carrying case.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2012 at 20:37 UTC as 58th comment | 4 replies
On Canon acknowledges 'light leak' in the EOS 5D Mark III news story (282 comments in total)

Can anyone tell me where all the Nikon users hang out when they need a break from shooting epic pictures?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2012 at 02:56 UTC as 59th comment | 2 replies
On Facebook buys photo sharing service Instagram for $1bn news story (144 comments in total)

I'd like the ability to browse all apps on my phone and all websites on my computer without ever being hounded by the facebook or twitter logos.

I'm officially sick of the constant harassment by app/website designers to make me "Like" something or "Share" something. I'd like to once-and-for-all answer that with NO.

Apple should consider including these options in their Settings menu that a user can configure to never be bothered again to look at the logos of "f" and "t" in any app. I want to live a facebook-free and twitter-free online existence.

I reserve the right to revisit the issue if facebook and twitter started paying me.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2012 at 20:14 UTC as 42nd comment | 15 replies
On Just posted: Nikon D800 test samples news story (440 comments in total)

Canon is playing it conservative, expecting their loyal base to just lap it up. And I don't much care for Nikon's color palette; Canon colors are more to my liking.

Waiting for Sony to fire the last salvo in the Full Frame space. If they deliver the goods, I'm willing to get rid of my bag full of L lenses and move to Zeiss glass. I don't use T/S or telephoto over 200mm anyway.

Innovation trumps brand loyalty in my book.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2012 at 22:09 UTC as 64th comment | 5 replies
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XmanX: A small digression (and a note to reviewers here)...

As soon as I received my X10, I had to run out and buy an Olympus wrist band for $4 from a local camera shop. Stuffing this camera in your jacket pocket with the provided shoulder strap is impractical and way too "touristy". For a camera that is apparently made for jacket pockets, would it be too much to ask the manufacturers to include an inconspicuous and inexpensive little wrist band with a premium priced product such as this one?

Could they have named the RAW button "Fn2" and made it user programmable so one can alternatively assign it to change X10 from single-shot mode to auto-bracket mode, for example? I'd personally find that far more useful.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2011 at 22:10 UTC
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XmanX: A small digression (and a note to reviewers here)...

As soon as I received my X10, I had to run out and buy an Olympus wrist band for $4 from a local camera shop. Stuffing this camera in your jacket pocket with the provided shoulder strap is impractical and way too "touristy". For a camera that is apparently made for jacket pockets, would it be too much to ask the manufacturers to include an inconspicuous and inexpensive little wrist band with a premium priced product such as this one?

One more note...(and then I'll stop complaining)...

This is the first Fuji camera I've ever owned. I would like to nominate the Head of UI Design at Fuji who worked on X10 for the Darwin award to make the first camera model from any manufacturer where I felt compelled to read the user guide. The rest of over a dozen odd cameras I've owned from various other manufacturers were all too self-intuitive and boringly simple to figure out. Thank you for challenging my natural instincts and successfully designing a convoluted enough UI to make me actually read the manual which made an afternoon so much fun and exciting this last weekend. Since I only shoot "RAW + JPG", and thanks to carefully reading your manual to figure out how to set it up as such, can I now program the completely unnecessary "RAW" button on X10 to brew me coffee? Black please.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2011 at 20:42 UTC

A small digression (and a note to reviewers here)...

As soon as I received my X10, I had to run out and buy an Olympus wrist band for $4 from a local camera shop. Stuffing this camera in your jacket pocket with the provided shoulder strap is impractical and way too "touristy". For a camera that is apparently made for jacket pockets, would it be too much to ask the manufacturers to include an inconspicuous and inexpensive little wrist band with a premium priced product such as this one?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2011 at 20:40 UTC as 36th comment | 4 replies
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Ashley Pomeroy: Well, that's that. I took my X10 and smashed it on the ground, and spat on it - and then stamped on the bits. And then I took the box and SET FIRE TO IT. And then I cut marks in my arm because I was so upset. Life is basically not worth living any more, and I hope the people of Fuji who WRONGED THE WORLD like this suffer for bringing such sadness to the world.

In fact I've half a mind to go to Japan and erect a large screen around Mount Fuji, because I'm sure the people who live in the surrounding countryside don't want to be reminded of this... this perversion of all that is good. If you have an X10, please mail it to me so that I can smash it for you.

I just sent mine to CERN in Geneva to place it in the middle of high energy matter and anti-matter collision beam so it can be transported back in time to Marty McFly as a warning that the future is just way too frickin' bright and he better have a nice pair of sunglasses when he comes back or else he'll only be seeing white blobs everywhere.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2011 at 19:35 UTC
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