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Joseph S Wisniewski: I didn't renew "prime" after the rate increase.

All I ever used was the free 2 day shipping. All the other bloat they piled on was useless to me.Seriously, no prime video for Android? And they wonder why their numbers are down.

> , no prime video for Android?

and what is that = http://www.amazon.com/Amazon-com-Prime-Instant-Video/dp/B00N28818A ???

Product Features

Enable Amazon Instant Video streaming inside the Amazon app for Android
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Product Description
The Prime Instant Video player enables video playback for the Amazon app for Android phones, available from http://www.amazon.com/androidapp.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2014 at 17:23 UTC
On Zeiss introduces Distagon T* 35mm F1.4 ZM lens article (58 comments in total)
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Jogger: Is this even a viable market??? i.e. do people really mount non-Leica lenses on $8000+ Leica M bodies??? Wont your fellow 1%ers laugh at you??

some people do buy used Leicas for quite less than $8K

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 20:12 UTC
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Bokeh Monk: As a Canadian, I find this offensive! I would have thought that the RCMP would have set up a sting operation or something… but now that the the Federal Gov. has told all these Canada Post workers their all out of a job, it's almost what you'd expect to see, workers 'saving for their retirement!

> RCMP

what is RCMP ? is it a USPIS deparment supervising canadian post ?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2014 at 01:24 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (592 comments in total)

http://home.comcast.net/~NikonD70/Charts/PDR.htm#OM-D%20E-M5,X-T1

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 18:49 UTC as 136th comment | 2 replies
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (592 comments in total)
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gerard boulanger: I was surprised to see a very DR range between X-Pro 1 and X-T1, about 2 stops...

http://home.comcast.net/~NikonD70/Charts/PDR.htm#OM-D%20E-M5,X-T1

miserable performance

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 18:48 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (592 comments in total)
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AKH: Hmm. this is a camera I'm potentially interested in. It looks really great, but I'm sorry to say that the image gallery does not in anyway reflect the high Gold Medal rating - it actually cooled my interest in this camera considerably.

this is what Fuji sensor actually worth = http://home.comcast.net/~NikonD70/Charts/PDR.htm#OM-D%20E-M5,X-T1

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 18:48 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (592 comments in total)
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bluevellet: Looks like a winner.

But flash synch speed and especially fastest shutter speed should be better in a camera of this class. All those nice, fast primes with Fuji but you either have to stop them down or slap some filters on them to shoot in broad daylight.

E-M1 does 1/400 x-sync with non TTL flash on camera, 1/320 with FL-LM flash, 1/250 with big TTL flashes... how about HSS and remote TTL control on Fuji ?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 18:47 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (592 comments in total)
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Ben O Connor: How come a "fujisensor" cam can be rated higher than micro 43 cam. in spesific areas.

There is the ultimate art director of M43 ; Olympus E-M1
There is the amazing movie director of M43; Panasonic GH-3

And does fuji better than those two in spesific areas such as ... almost all areas ? COME ON !!

:(

Fuji's smoke and mirrors about performance of their sensor = http://home.comcast.net/~NikonD70/Charts/PDR.htm#OM-D%20E-M5,X-T1

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 18:46 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (592 comments in total)

did DPReview mention how Fuji cameras are working with flash (HSS, remote TTL, etc) ? EFCS ?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 18:44 UTC as 137th comment
On Phottix Mitros Flash for Canon Review article (38 comments in total)
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Lanidrac: Good review, Mike. Didn't know there was a Canon flash alternative. Been using the Phottix battery grip for over a year and is great quality for the money.

lightingrumours.com
flashhavoc.com

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 01:02 UTC
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Absolutic: IS -4EV only at central point, similar to how Canon 6D -3EV is only at center, or at other points as well? this could make a difference.

not at all - for example Panasonic GX7 (m43 camera) = http://www.panasonic.com/nz/consumer/cameras-camcorders/lumix-g-mirrorless-dslm-cameras/dmc-gx7gn.specs.html

"...AF detective range EV -4 - 18..."

Sony just managed to repeat what Panasonic did a long time ago and with much smaller sensor

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 00:08 UTC

Fuji, learn what real Kaizen is :-)

Direct link | Posted on Mar 31, 2014 at 17:17 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On Nikon D4s First Impressions Review preview (1048 comments in total)

any oils drops on sensor ? those new mirrors..

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 02:09 UTC as 174th comment
On Miggo Strap and Grip review article (86 comments in total)

pass...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2014 at 19:49 UTC as 65th comment
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Marty4650: Does anyone else notice how young these Japanese camera company executives are?

This is really good news for the industry. A very positive sign that they are not stuck in the past, but willing to fully embrace the future.

We old people might know a lot of stuff, but we are too comfortable with the status quo, and too reluctant to change things. So I see this as as boding well for the future of the industry.

> Does anyone else notice how young these Japanese camera company executives are?

he is a (co)owner, not hired executive... that's different.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 17:26 UTC

nice dude

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 17:26 UTC as 39th comment | 1 reply

fastest AF ?

"Amongst interchangeable-lens digital cameras equipped with an APS-C image sensor as of February 12, 2014. Determined with internal measurement method with E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS lens mounted, Pre-AF off and viewfinder in use."

as usual the real kings of mirrorless AF = Nikon 1 and m43 are excluded for marketing purposes :-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 06:42 UTC as 17th comment | 6 replies
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1656 comments in total)
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Rob Sims: Very impressive first preview. Would be interesting to see how fast the AF turns out to be. Up until now, fast-AF in mirrorless has been reserve of m43 (and also Nikon 1-inch sensor system)... so this could be the first assault from APS-C.

I like the Sony I'm currently using, but have been envious of some of the lenses Fuji have released, just not enthused about the camera bodies. That could change with this announcement.

> Up until now, fast-AF in mirrorless has been reserve of m43 (and also Nikon 1-inch sensor system)... so this could be the first assault from APS-C.

did you see the note from Fuji itself about their claim ?

"*1: Fastest AF speed among digital cameras equipped with an APS-C or larger sensor."

so N1 and m43 reign the AF field

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 06:27 UTC

better later than never

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2013 at 22:41 UTC as 25th comment
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VeryKross: So, CS6 costs a little over $600 ($699 retail but who pays that) for the Standard edition (you can't get Extended outside of a packaged "suite"). Upgrades from one version to another run $200 and come out about every two years. So, my two-year cost of staying current with CS would be $600+$200=$800.

A Photoshop CC (Cloud) subscription runs you $20/month or $240/yr. Two years of that comes to $480. That's $120 *less* than my original CS purchase and $320 less the two-year purchase scenario above. Ok, let's go out to year 4; my CS outlay (assuming I stay current) is now $1,000 and my CC is at $960.

So, after 4yrs my outlay is pretty close to the same amount AND I've been getting more frequent updates via CC in addition to features otherwise only available to PS Extended users. Yes, by year 6 I am starting to spend more on CC *but* I've also had 6yrs of access to other cloud-only features, enhancements, etc. and there's definitely some value to be had there.

Is that really so bad?

who told you that subscription cost will stay the same ? naive assumption... and if you stop subscription you have nothing left

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 19:25 UTC
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