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On Datacolor offers Spyder5 with redesigned calibrator article (108 comments in total)
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naththo: I am waiting to see review on Spyder5 to compare with i1 Display Pro. i1 Display Pro blows away Spyder4Elite. Spyder is having hard time trying to beat against X-Rite.

Thats why my next device will be X-Rite cos I would like to see less banding on any monitor after calibration that X-Rite can do better than Spyder does. After Spyder Calibration, the banding got worse. Not good thing.

Argyll+dispcalGUI may be good, but user interface very bad and complicated. It makes calibration very confusing and difficult for new people of the software. Monitor calibration should be easy for end users with easier interface.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 13:44 UTC
On Datacolor offers Spyder5 with redesigned calibrator article (108 comments in total)
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Mssimo: I have the spyder 4 elite. I just wanted to note they never update software/drivers. I will not buy another once since I do expect product updates to fix bugs and add features. I also did not feel it did an amazing job but I cant compare it with anything. Also, they try to limit the install to one workstation by giving you another serial number.

4.5.4 was released in 2012. Three years ago! So I have to agree, they RARELY, EVER, upgrade or make enhancements to their software. I guess all this time, they were focused on bringing Spyder5 to market.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 13:36 UTC
On Datacolor offers Spyder5 with redesigned calibrator article (108 comments in total)
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munro harrap: No, the big question is, why assume that such a device is ABLE to calibrate colour on an iMac screen, or other screens when, in their case, Apple do not provide anyone with the possibility of anywhere near 100% ARGB ?

Unless, like pro screens a screen CAN do 100% ARGB there's no chance that accurate calibration can occur and your results will all be skewed.

Umm...NO. iMac displays are not precalibrated individually from the factory. They can vary greatly, just like any other monitor. They are not even close to D65. This is why there are colorimeters, etc.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 12:40 UTC
On Datacolor offers Spyder5 with redesigned calibrator article (108 comments in total)
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Ian: It's disappointing to see that they have discontinued the SpyderTV product. It was a great add-on you could purchase and one of the few reasonably-priced ways to do a hardware calibration of a HDTV.

I bought the SpyderTV upgrade kit, a few weeks ago on their website. I have to say, it leaves a lot to be desired. The application is buggy as hell. Sometimes when measuring, it gives an error that a measurement is not correct, and asks if I want to redo it. It gets stuck in the damn loop, and have to close out the software and relaunch it. Spyder software is old, last version 4.5.4 released in 2012. They dont support their darn products and keep software/drivers updated with improvements. I'm switching to another colorimeter.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2015 at 01:59 UTC
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Dan Tong: It's good to hear that at least one company is not content to sit back and only work with currently accepted sensor design. Constant re-thinking is the crucial factor behind all of the innovation that improves technology. Of course, some lead to dead ends, or are superior, but market forces sometimes, though not often, cause inferior technology to win out.

Keep in mind that the primate visual system uses receptor arrays, and that the receptive fields of ganglion cells (which constitute the output of the optic nerve) vary a lot in size, sensitivity, and distribution. The optic nerve provides the input for additional processing, to the rest of the "brain".

The visual system works a lot better than any current digital imaging system (signal to noise, rapid accurate focusing etc.), so obviously we have far to go, to even catch up.

Most of the negative comments about many innovations, generally appear to come from people who don't really understand much of what is being discussed.

Fuji has NOT dumped X-Trans! Why do you insist on promoting your trash talk? Don't like X-Trans, then don't buy it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2014 at 00:43 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7 Review preview (1606 comments in total)
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Reilly Diefenbach: Maybe not a perfect camera, but the sample pics show the full frame story very well indeed. Eat your hearts out, users of smaller formats!

Of course Oly/Pana/Fuji can all go above this price, because they still have better quality images coming out of their camera, then this Sony FF.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 00:51 UTC

I just looked at their main page. The "rebroadcasts" don't start from the beginning and their is too much jibber jabber in their videos, not enough substance. Pure marketing.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 01:57 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply
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alistairhenning: I've had photos taken with my iPhone 4S shown in galleries and printed up to 20"x20".

It used to be that Apple was the leader when it came to both phone camera hardware and software technology. Clearly this is no longer the case.

Like many users, I'm considering trying something different. The Nokia 1020 looks good enough for Hipstamatic among others, but I wonder if ultimately people like me who are looking for the highest possible image quality with smartphone interface and sharing might be better with something like the Sony QX100 and forgetting the arms race between cell phone manufacturers.

Ultimately it'll be a long time before any cell phone camera is going to match a dedicated high-end P/S or DSLR for image quality.


I'm sorry for the galleries that accepted your iphone photos. They can jam as many pixels they want in a pin-hole camera, but there is no comparison in detail to larger sensors.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 23:21 UTC
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whtchocla7e: The world needs more ugly viewfinder-less cameras!!

Please stop posting this nonsense. Fuji X-Trans RAW files are completely usable. It has been since launch with Silkypix software. Now Adobe and others have followed. It takes software developers time to incorporate new code and algorithms.

Bayer did not have full support either from day one. Read up on it. The algorithm had to be given out first to software developers.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2013 at 21:38 UTC
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DELETED88781: X-Trans was a very bad idea!!!!!!

You need to read up on Bayer vs Fuji's X-Trans and EMR arrays. They are far superior to the old outdated Bayer. The only reason manufacturers are sticking with Bayer, is that it is simple to manufacture than to switch tooling over to other standards.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2013 at 21:23 UTC
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Dennis: Guess they wanted to make a camera with no viewfinder that won't sell so they can be just like everybody else.

Nevermind the troll up there. X-Trans is very usable now that Adobe and others have support builtin. X-Trans is far more usable than the old outdated Bayer that need additional filter for color moire problems.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2013 at 21:18 UTC
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GabrielZ: Enough with all this low-end stuff, enthusiasts want to see an X-Pro2 and X-E2 come out - its time.

correct. I thought Fuji was standing up for photographers with very well made cameras and lenses. Metal, not plastic junk. Japan made, not China, made, etc. More X-E2/X-Pro2 metal bodies and quality, not X-M1 viewfinderless junk.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2013 at 21:10 UTC
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Michael Ma: Perfect timing! I just bought the GH3 yesterday. Trying to find workarounds for the moire... :/

Buy a Fuji with X-Trans sensor that doesn't have Bayer array and eliminates moire.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2013 at 13:43 UTC

Very noisy and blurry when pixel peeping. Lacks a lot of detail.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2013 at 00:41 UTC as 64th comment | 1 reply
On Just Posted: Fujifilm X100S first-look preview article (146 comments in total)
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IrishhAndy: Thought I'd get in before the crowds. Looks like a nice cam but over prived and a kick in the teeth for XE 1 owners.

You fail to understand how R&D works. It takes time to bring a product to market. At the conception of the product, you use whatever sensor you have available. It takes time to mass produce the sensors, and to assemble the cameras. If the new sensor was available, they would have used it in the X-E1. It doesn't matter, because the X-E1 takes awesome photos.

P.S. Andy. Are you now going to actually buy a camera instead of just talking about them? They have a new sensor, so it must be great, eh?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 04:24 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E1 Preview preview (410 comments in total)

That is a bug with lightroom not the camera. Submit it to Adobe.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 6, 2012 at 23:14 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X-E1 Preview preview (410 comments in total)

Preordered X-E1 yesterday. Was on the fence about this or GH3. The GH3 is just a little on the large side to carry all day while on vacation and im not impressed with the Panys low light and noise capability. Although the video capability is beyond all other cameras. May still get GH3 later for video use. Will wait for reviews.

Fuji needs to create a GH3 competitor camera that has great video capability. especially since fuji has great lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2012 at 21:47 UTC as 49th comment | 1 reply
On Olympus PEN Lite E-PL5 & PEN Mini E-PM2 preview (152 comments in total)

My E-PL1 may need to stay around for awhile and I may have to get a Pana GH2 or EM5 for decent video for my upcoming vacation. I would have expected it to have an orientation sensor and better body. But it looks like they want people to move to the EM5.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 02:10 UTC as 44th comment
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