JackM

JackM

Lives in United States Portland, United States
Works as a geek
Joined on Apr 1, 2005
About me:

Part time pro shooting youth sports, portraits, real estate, my family, and whatever else. Haven't quit my day job yet.

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On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (554 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I absolutely love the Direct Aperture, exposure compensation, and Shutter speed control dials. However, I can get those exact same things on the Panasonic LX100.

What I can’t live with is a fixed focal length lens. At 16 Megapixels you aren’t going to be able to crop enough to overcome the fixed focal length.

This appears to be an excellent camera that I would never ever even consider buying simply because the LX100 fits my needs so much better for less money. However, I will say that their implementation of Auto ISO looks to be outstanding. I wish other companies would do the same thing.

Well they weren't running shorts if that's what you mean. They were normal casual cargo shorts. I carried the camera in the hand pocket, not the cargo pocket, it was fine.

Yeah, you'll get more shots from an LX100 just because you can zoom. But it didn't exist two years ago, and it's yet another step down in sensor size. There is something liberating and inspiring about shooting with a prime. If it's not your cup of tea, that's cool.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 11:00 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (554 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I absolutely love the Direct Aperture, exposure compensation, and Shutter speed control dials. However, I can get those exact same things on the Panasonic LX100.

What I can’t live with is a fixed focal length lens. At 16 Megapixels you aren’t going to be able to crop enough to overcome the fixed focal length.

This appears to be an excellent camera that I would never ever even consider buying simply because the LX100 fits my needs so much better for less money. However, I will say that their implementation of Auto ISO looks to be outstanding. I wish other companies would do the same thing.

Not when you consider how much more use you can get out of an X100 than a 35/2 attached to a big DSLR. I used my X100S all over Disney and never wished for more. Carried it in my shorts pocket and enjoyed myself without a camera bag. It's also great for a weekend getaway or a night out on the town, and countless other purposes.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 18:12 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (554 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I absolutely love the Direct Aperture, exposure compensation, and Shutter speed control dials. However, I can get those exact same things on the Panasonic LX100.

What I can’t live with is a fixed focal length lens. At 16 Megapixels you aren’t going to be able to crop enough to overcome the fixed focal length.

This appears to be an excellent camera that I would never ever even consider buying simply because the LX100 fits my needs so much better for less money. However, I will say that their implementation of Auto ISO looks to be outstanding. I wish other companies would do the same thing.

Indeed it makes little sense to own as one's only camera. However it works well as a compliment to a DSLR system. If you think of it as a replacement for a 35mm prime, it makes sense.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 15:41 UTC
On 16_SAM_11.0 mm_f16.0_032 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (2 comments in total)

too wide for me.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 16:48 UTC as 2nd comment
On Making 'Art': We go inside Sigma's lens factory article (190 comments in total)

Great article and photos, thank you. I should consider a Sigma ART lens next. #8 is a very cool photo, Sigma should buy it from you!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 13:21 UTC as 63rd comment
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nicolaiecostel: No flip screen, only 6 fps when the 7Dmk2 is 10 fps, USB 2.0, only 1920x1080, same sensor.

Why did Nikon bother, for a buffer upgrade ? And where is the 7Dmk2 rival ?

6fps isn't even "good enough" next to 10fps.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2015 at 14:48 UTC
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nicolaiecostel: No flip screen, only 6 fps when the 7Dmk2 is 10 fps, USB 2.0, only 1920x1080, same sensor.

Why did Nikon bother, for a buffer upgrade ? And where is the 7Dmk2 rival ?

Sandy, if you are worried about DR and ultimate IQ, then you should be looking towards a Full Frame camera like the D610. Any new top of the line APS-C Nikon should compete with the 7D2, but this one just doesn't.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 16:33 UTC
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greg57: Looks ugly...

disagree.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 19:23 UTC
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duartix: Unless that black circle near the grip is another camera/sensor pair, I fail to even imagine how can they generate a focus overlap picture from a single combination of sensor/lens.

Even very advanced software solutions by Google (the google camera app on Android is such an example) need a minimum amount of parallax to reconstruct/generate a depth map and thus create a that focus overlap, but doing this temporally (à la Google) isn't practical on a rangefinder where you need immediate feedback.

Plus, if it is indeed a secondary camera/sensor pair, you will have to account for parallax errors on the focus overlap reconstruction. And what is much worse, you will have to be very careful on where you place your fingers when you shoot.

P.S. Before anyone else does it, I'm always ready to make a fool of myself. :)
http://konost.com/?page_id=7182
Yes there is. Now I'm just questioning the placement.

I believe the rangefinder patch is generated by a second lens and sensor behind the little window next to the grip.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 16:22 UTC
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JackM: Brilliant. I'm in. DPR's write up needs some clarification though. The viewfinder is OPTICAL, the rangefinder patch is a digital overlay. Cool.

I think you've got it now! Sounds good eh? The rangefinder patch comes from the little circular window that looks like what might be a focus assist lamp on a regular camera.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 13:01 UTC
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papa natas: I went & visited their web page.
It reminded me of my cousin Anna.
Great rack, ample cabooze, ugly face.
Everyone wanted to have her.
Nobody wanted to be seen with.

They're fun to ride until your friends see you with them.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2015 at 03:20 UTC
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papa natas: I went & visited their web page.
It reminded me of my cousin Anna.
Great rack, ample cabooze, ugly face.
Everyone wanted to have her.
Nobody wanted to be seen with.

Anna sounds like a real moped!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 16:29 UTC

Brilliant. I'm in. DPR's write up needs some clarification though. The viewfinder is OPTICAL, the rangefinder patch is a digital overlay. Cool.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 16:26 UTC as 47th comment | 4 replies

"I'm always shooting RAW"... hear that, jpeg fools?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2015 at 03:47 UTC as 116th comment
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NancyP: The fact that there's a screaming match going on in this comments section over the first prize image actually proves that the image is reasonably newsworthy.

Clearly you are not a Canon or Nikon shooter. There is a screaming match in those forums every day, over pointless minutiae.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 18:51 UTC

#1 seems borderline pornographic, like a Madonna video.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 18:49 UTC as 35th comment | 2 replies
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villagranvicent: The Sony A7 with these lenses look almost as grotesque as an iPhone with the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX30 attached.

I recently realized I am all for the hipster thing - they take pride in their appearance! Unlike so many slobs that seem to just roll out of bed and go out in public.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 04:04 UTC

Look, a DSLR!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2015 at 03:56 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On Andromeda or M31 in the Astronomy Photo challenge (9 comments in total)

Awesome.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2015 at 00:33 UTC as 7th comment
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Naveed Akhtar: Go with the mainstream fullframe camera guys .. it will take ages, to fuji, to develop lenses for this new system.

Awesome manual focus K-mount primes can be had for a song on ebay, etc.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 18:09 UTC
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