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"Once-in-a-lifetime". This is very overused and getting old phrase. Just call it a "nice sunset", that actually will appear again on the next rainstorm. Also the image is highly over-processed. Nothing spectacular versus other sunset images.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 11, 2015 at 16:59 UTC as 88th comment | 10 replies

He used digital zoom of camera. 83x is not enough magnification to get that close of image to the moon.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 1, 2015 at 14:08 UTC as 12th comment | 1 reply
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Narnia: I'd rather spend that much on magnum ice creams and take the pictures myself. :)

I'll just do the same as Richard Prince did. Take the photos, change them up a bit, and sell each for $90,000 at an art exhibit.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 04:58 UTC
On Lensbaby expands offerings to Fujifilm X mount article (18 comments in total)

These lenses are novelty's at best. It's surprising that there are "photographers" out there using these and actually making money off their images. I can't believe people would buy images produced from these lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2015 at 14:54 UTC as 2nd comment
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (544 comments in total)
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zzzxtreme: one good thing about this camera that it might push XE2's prices down

Even worse. Thailand sweatshops. Research it.

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2015 at 03:02 UTC
On Video Overview: Fujifilm X-T10 article (127 comments in total)
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photo perzon: So how does it compare with X100 or T?

Different types of cameras. This one has interchangable lenses. Also if it matters to you, the X-T10 is not made in Japan, like all other Fuji cameras.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 00:16 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (544 comments in total)
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InTheMist: Is it fast?

I was disappointed by my x100s: slow to start, slow to focus, slow to do ANYTHING. Great images though.

I feel the same with my X-E1. Never really felt it was slow at all, and even faster with the 2.40 update. It turns on and instantly ready to shoot. AF of course could benefit from phase detection, but otherwise it is fast in most situations. The X-E1 with class 10 card is fast enough for me.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 17:54 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (544 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: Fuji should invest less time designing camera bodies and more working on their sensors.

The X-Trans sensor is excellent already.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 16:08 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (544 comments in total)
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zzzxtreme: one good thing about this camera that it might push XE2's prices down

I will gladly buy X-E2 or X-T1 over this thing made in China. Looks like I'll keep my X-E1 and supplement with X-E2 or X-T1.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 16:07 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (544 comments in total)
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skysi: Looks like something out of the Stone Age. And no 4K movie mode???

They need to drop video all together. Video not needed in a still camera.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 16:05 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (544 comments in total)

"MADE IN CHINA". No purchase from me. Fuji had something going there for awhile, being Made in Japan. Now they are going cheap like everyone else. Whoever wants to support sweatshops and poor labour conditions and poor human rights, go right ahead and purchase this camera.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 16:03 UTC as 61st comment | 15 replies
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danstern: Fuji- how about giving us original x100 users this update!

Serously, how do you expect them to update x100 with these kind of advancements? It has no phase detection to increase focus speed. Is it really that slow for you?

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 11:33 UTC
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QuarryCat: as I told in my experience with the X-T1 camera : "Far from perfect"
the AF is by far not as good as Canon, Nikon, Panasonic - nearly no one would believe - but why does Fujifilm now a new AF?

Because it was so good?

But I like that the try to get better fast!
I will try the X-T2...

Yeah I thought the T1 and X100S/T already claimed very fast AF? Yet people complain about AF being slow? My X-E1 AF is more than fast enough for most situations.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2015 at 00:40 UTC
On Datacolor offers Spyder5 with redesigned calibrator article (115 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 (115 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 (115 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 (115 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 (1608 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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