forpetessake

forpetessake

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It's been shown that Bayer sensor is optimal planar solution in respects to area/light and color information. Fuji is willing again to trade that for some questionable other advantages. So far it was always a failure, abandoned with the promise of the next 'better' design, it's not likely be any different this time.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 21:20 UTC as 25th comment | 7 replies
On AP cuts ties with Pulitzer-winning photographer article (166 comments in total)
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mikesco: While I agree that integrity of an image is important, in this case I see no difference from the function of cropping and cloning, it is simply the removal of unrelated content. Cropping in some situations could do a lot more to remove context from a photo than the cropping did in this case.

Really no difference? One picture conveys an impression of actual military actions going on, and the other clearly shows that it was a staged propaganda event.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 23:22 UTC
On AP cuts ties with Pulitzer-winning photographer article (166 comments in total)

AP and all other agencies should require submission of out of camera original (RAW or JPG) file together with the processed version. Their editors should make determination if the photo was altered beyond acceptable. Submission can even be automated with software making initial analysis.
What happened' is a shame, but how much more such 'accidents' and outright lying propaganda is being published without verification?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 23:18 UTC as 83rd comment
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1608 comments in total)
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Marvol: I think people who get wound up about "terrible" battery life (this includes DPR staff apparently) need to get some perspective.

You are merely spoilt by *some* cameras that, by certain design choices, or perhaps even by *sheer accident*, have a battery life upwards of 500, maybe even close to 1,000 shots. This, however, does not mean that this is *normal*.
It's like taking a 1.8 litre turbo diesel direct injection saloon car and demanding that "every other car" matches it, somehow, for fuel economy, and if it doesn't, this is then *bad*. It won't, and it isn't.
Similarly no single modern smartphone even remotely matches the battery life of a dumbphone. There, nobody cares, people have accepted it and moved on. Why is photography somehow different?

And do remember that *not that long ago* you could only get *36 photos* out of most cameras before you had to 'reload' ... ;)

They could have easily accommodated a bigger battery, but likely because of extra weight and backward compatibility they decided against it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 18:18 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1608 comments in total)
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osv: wrt a7r jpeg image compression, a quote from imaging-resource.com:
""Dave Etchells Mod
• 3 months ago
Hi Yaj - Yes, amazingly enough, these are just in-camera JPEGs. I think by far the best in-camera processing we've seen from any camera to date. This always used to be an achilles heel for Sony, but they've really outdone themselves on the 7/7R. They made a point of this in the initial NDA briefing, pointing out that they were able to produce *very* sharp images, with no halos or "outlines" as they called them from the sharpening process. Very impressive."

Weren't some folks working for imaging-resource before joining DPR?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 00:25 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1608 comments in total)
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iamatrix: What is dpreview smoking these days ? First they diss the DF now this ? The pictures look so much better than Fuji and Olympus yet the editors seem to drool over these highly overrated camera systems. I guess it's no surprise especially when they gave a gold star to the Canon SL1 for being the first camera to incorporate a 1998 sensor in a small SLR body.

This review is actually quite objective. It's the other glowing reviews that went overboard.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 00:22 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1608 comments in total)

My personal experience is very much in agreement with the review. Nothing surprising, except that the final score (80) turned out to be lower than the NEX-7 score of 81. Here I must disagree, the A7 is a big step ahead for all of us using manual lenses with Sony cameras. If the score suggests they are almost equal, it became meaningless.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 00:20 UTC as 354th comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera article (919 comments in total)
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edur: FINALLY!!!

This is the way a camera should be controlled.

Shutterspeed, aperture ... and ISO.

The three primary parameters of exposure.

Why did it take this long for camera makers to ditch PASM, and place ISO alongside shutter speed and aperture? This is much simpler and straight forward.

Thank you Fujifilm!
This will be my next camera.

Finally?!

LOL

Fuji is clinging to the design discarded by every major camera manufacturer like 30 years ago. Great progress! Or is it regress?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 02:02 UTC
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera article (919 comments in total)
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forpetessake: Somebody told all those mirrorless manufacturers a fat lie, that SLR cameras lead in sales because of a hump. Nothing can be further from the truth. Fuji, et al are going to learn that a hard way.

What they're actually still missing is a good grip, a few cents spent on it would have been a significant design improvement. Instead they added a hump that most people either hate or indifferent about.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 19:34 UTC
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera article (919 comments in total)
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bskbo: It has an 'L' setting on the iso dial. This implies that it has a low iso setting. Probably iso 100?

That one is easy. Shoot at ISO200 with 1 stop overexposure. Compensate at PP. You'll get your simulated ISO100: blown highlights and lower noise.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 19:21 UTC
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera article (919 comments in total)

Somebody told all those mirrorless manufacturers a fat lie, that SLR cameras lead in sales because of a hump. Nothing can be further from the truth. Fuji, et al are going to learn that a hard way.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 19:14 UTC as 118th comment | 4 replies
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Photomonkey: Fuji demonstrates again its commitment to continual improvement of existing models. For me this practice is one of the best "features" that Fuji has to offer the photographer.

LOL. Make a half-baked product and you'll be lauded for demonstrating 'commitment to continual improvement' providing kludges to the problems that shouldn't be created in the first place.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 21:20 UTC
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Cane: The fact that you need a grip in the first place shows the design fail of this style of camera. The past isn't always as great as old people remember it. Did Fuji just realize hands aren't rectangles?

Yep, the ergonomics of those cameras suck, one of the reasons I returned X-E1. What were they thinking in the first place designing a gripless camera? Now they're offering that ridiculous attachment as a solution to the design problem, duh!
And what about the fixed LCD, another no-go feature? Will they offer a mirror attachment?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 21:16 UTC
On P1110943 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (20 comments in total)

Every salivating male looking at the picture has a question in his mind: does this come with the lens?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2014 at 22:50 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo in sample gallery (20 comments in total)

Every salivating male looking at the picture has a question in his mind: does this come with the lens?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2014 at 22:50 UTC as 2nd comment

It looks like Fuji is betting on lenses rather than bodies. Their lens offering looks great, their bodies suck. The enthusiasts put lenses ahead of the bodies, the general public does the opposite. I wonder if Fuji will be able to make enough money of the tiny enthusiast niche.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 19:52 UTC as 6th comment | 8 replies
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jl123: Can someone explain why DP review says there is an equivalence of fuj lenses to Full-Frame but not an equivalence of its lenses to micro four/thirds?

SO if an "XF 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 R OIS is a 28-200mm" equivalent in full frame, than what would a 135mm in four-thirds be equivalent to? thanks, j

The lenses scale (FL, F-stop, etc.) proportionally to the crop factor. The only complication is the different aspect ratios of m43 and APS-C/FF, so you get different numbers depending on how you crop them for comparison. In DPR tests they are matched by height, which gives unrealistic advantage to m43 in those tests. Now, assuming m43 has crop factor of 2, and APS-C - 1.5, you get an equivalent 14-100mm f/2.6-4.2 m43 lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2014 at 19:43 UTC
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Jorginho: Well it depends on how it will perform and, from various reports on Samsung cams, the Quality control is one thing to reckon with. zvarious reports about bad lenses are around. Even though there are not so many users of this system....But this is a very nice lens with very nice specs. I hope it performs well.

I have to say that 650 grams for a f2 to f2.8 is on the low side compared to other APs-c offerings that are nearly the same in F, but "only" offer f2.8. otoh: this weighs more than double and is quite a bit larger too than the Panasonic 12-35 f2.8. It is even quite a bit heavier than the 100-300 mm and 75-300 mm Olympus zooms for the mFt system. I have the 100-300 and it is as far as I am wiling to go even on the DSLR-like Gh2 body I have.
So what is the advantage here, the incetive for APS-c users to get into the NX30-+ this lens? It is a bit difficult to see, at least for me.

But let's wait and see: for the Samsung users at least this is probably a very nice option to have!

Ridiculous to compare this Samsung lens with Panasonic 12-35/2.8. This lens is f/3-4.2 in FF equivalent and Panasonic is only f/5.6. In other words, this lens collects 1.8-3.5 times more light than Panasonic. If anything Panasonic is huge for such a slow lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 2, 2014 at 19:59 UTC
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Clyde Thomas: Sony users can save $600 and just get a good copy of the old Minolta 28-135 which outshoots all y'all.

http://artaphot.ch/minolta-sony-af/objektiv-vergleiche/311-70mm-pisa-2008

Put that in your A7 pipe and smoke it!

Minolta? That's quite an overstatement. Not only it's nowhere close in image quality to Canon/Sigma, it has an unusable min distance. If you want a cheaper alternative, you can find an old Sigma 24-135/2.8-4.5, which in all respects better than Minolta.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 17, 2013 at 01:07 UTC

And that's why Canon was on sale recently.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2013 at 19:08 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
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