LaFonte

LaFonte

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On Homemade rig captures extreme macro shots of snowflakes article (186 comments in total)

Actually the execution and lighting is top notch.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2013 at 18:35 UTC as 26th comment
On New anamorphic adapter lens for iPhone 5/5S post (37 comments in total)
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fooddudeone: Most awesome thing I've seen in a while!

Was never a fan of all these iPhone lens attachments (might as well use/buy a p&s camera) ..but this is something else! They're actually giving us something that isn't even possible without having to spend $1000-4000 on your dslr/mirrorless camera. Not to mention SIZE. A dslr/mirrorless anamorphic rig will be Huge - camera, mf lens, adapter mounts, anamorphic adapter, possibly rails and extras.

This gives us a real anamorphic lens and aesthetic that truly fits in your pocket - the aspect ratio, the slight distortion and most importantly the vertically stretched bokeh and the flares.

Iphone video IQ is decent and easy to use...especially just for home/travel/hobby videos..and this anamorphic adapter, will make a killer street anamorphic video camera.

Anamorphic lens is ok, but the question is what you going to do with IPHONE and an anamorphic lens. Look I am a pretend-filmmaker?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2013 at 18:34 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)
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peevee1: Very poor result from Df's JPEG. Change comparison from default cameras with many more pixels (and smaller pixels) to Fuji X-E2 and Olympus E-M1 with the same 16 mpix. Surprisingly, Df's JPEGs are worse than both even at ISO 12,800, both in detail and especially in color blotchiness. How have Nikon managed to screw up such a huge sensor size advantage?
And in the test Df got 1/3200s of exposure @f/5.6 while E-M1 got only 1/5000s (broken DPR testing strikes again), and E-M1's result STILL looks brighter (compare middle grey where DPR logo is) - easily 1 stop testing advantage to Df which STILL did not help it to win or even get close. Wow. Just wow.

I am looking at iso 100 and the nikon is very soft with a lot of moire. Looks worse than any half price APS-C - maybe the samples are wrong? Can't believe that this are results from newest FF camera.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2013 at 18:18 UTC
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

Normally I am all for retro look, but this seems to me a bit too much self serving. Well maybe some people will be all over this... also the samples seem very soft with lot of moire. Bad samples?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2013 at 18:14 UTC as 66th comment
On Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)
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Michael_6: I seem to recall the biggest weakness of the X-E1 was low light autofocus. Does the on-sensor phase detection mean this has been addressed, then?

My x100s has those and, well, it works like the old x100 with latest firmware...so it is a placebo effect.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 18:50 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)
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David Smith - Photographer: Not much of an improvement over the X-E1. I don't like the Fuji processing. When you compare the image quality to a camera like the Olympus E-M5, you can clearly see that the output is softer, more processed. At higher ISO's there's less noise, but also less detail. I prefer to do my own processing rather then let the camera do it for me.

I thought I am the only one who thinks panasonic images are dull...
Fuji seems to give the best overal look, but if you process the raw files badly you can get in a trouble. The OOC JPG are awesome.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 18:49 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)
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Woodlink: November 15 release date.

Just in time to take turkey pics

Just to compliment PS4 release.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 18:47 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)
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Wingszero: It is rather a dilemma for me to order a X-e2 because of its price compared to X-pro1. $999 is even higher than its bigger brother now, though it is lighter, smaller(and maybe a little faster?). I'd rather wait for the next generation of X-pro1...

Once you put a lens the differnce is not that big. XA1 or XM1 are the smaller option.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 18:47 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)
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eopix: How many of these changes will trickle down to existing X-E1's via firmware updates I wonder?

About 50% of the improvements are nothing just a better firmware.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 18:46 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)

Oh, please not again with the world fastest autofocus on fuji X.

With all those claims fuji should be now faster than light speed - it will take your image before you actually press the shutter.

I have xpro1 and x100s and both are world fastest autofocus, yet somehow still behind olympus, panasonic and sony. PR Magic.
Other than that I do believe in fuji image quality and the lens quality. Just their PR team needs haircut.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 18:45 UTC as 73rd comment
On Fujifilm XQ1 Preview preview (161 comments in total)
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Rehabdoc: I think it's a nice camera, but it will all come down to image quality... if the image quality is top notch a la almost RX100, they would still have to price this more in the $400 range to position themselves in relation to the RX100.

RX100 made a huge splash, and I think in some ways opened up the "casual consumer's" mind to the issue sensor size in compacts.

Falling behind in terms of both MP and in terms of sensor size, this camera basically has to be SUPERIOR sensor quality to RX100 to really make any kind of big splash in this sector I think.

I might consider buying this camera, but probably at a lower price than $499. With peaking and the fast autofocus, the actual performance of this camera might be really great, and hopefully if it doesn't make a huge splash, the price will be much lower.

The rx100 is also pretty fast in AF. Somehow I don't believe this fuji would be in the same range.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 18:39 UTC
On Fujifilm XQ1 Preview preview (161 comments in total)
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mcshan: Canon has yet to followup on their larger sensor G1X. Theirsmall camera S series line has the same small sensor. They are starting to fall behind the competition. This little Fuji looks pretty good. If someone can afford it the Sony RX100 (1 or 2) would be even better. Sensor size matters. All things being equal I want a small camera with a bigger sensor. There is no way I would buy an S120 now.

The price between this and the older rx100 is not that much far apart... and trust me the rx100 would feel like 10x this fuji camera.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 18:37 UTC
On Fujifilm XQ1 Preview preview (161 comments in total)
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(unknown member): For guys that wanted an X10 or 20 that would fit in a shirt pocket, and the XF-1 was just a bit too wierd control-wise (manual zoom?) and too EXR, this is just the ticket, even though it obviously is not mining quite the retro vibe of the rest of the X range.

Would work if the price was not almost like the x20 itself....
I see fuji is back at the game re-leasing the same stuff just dressed in different package and keeping the price hefty.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 18:35 UTC
On Fujifilm XQ1 Preview preview (161 comments in total)

I briefly owned XF1 and while I didn't mind that much the quirky lens mechanism, the images from it were abysmal. Indoor was almost unusable despite its 1.8f lens.
I see this as a continuation of that trend, except it is 2x more expensive. I think for the $500 you can go much better than this... it is total nonsense to start dressing essentially basic PS cameras with a price sticker of much more powerful one.
It is like deception by price - it is expensive so it must be better.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 18:33 UTC as 20th comment
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 Review preview (559 comments in total)
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LMNCT: One more point about the GX7. It has a setting for a "pinpoint" focusing target and it makes gaining focus on small subjects (eye of bird, etc.) a great deal easier than the large 'box' targets. Just a small point, but a very important one and one of the reasons that I purchase this camera.

I think it is well acknowledged. Panasonic was for years without question a top gun in contrast based focusing. Now it is starting to level up, but still take cameras like fuji x (I have one) and you would appreciate the panasonic speed.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 18:13 UTC

The whole idea seems brilliant at first - worry-free use of the big adobe software package, almost like leasing an expensive vehicle and always getting new one.

But unlike a vehicle where it is the same car if you buy it or lease it, you get different beast when using CC with its own scale of brand new problems that were not there before.

If everything works smoothly, then this could be a great way of getting adobe software. But it isn't, you get a paranoid software... if people thought periodic activation is bad, this will make their head spin.
There are cases when somebody needs many different applications and then this is a good deal instead of few thousands for CS6 (like Premiere, After effect, Prelude). But if you are more into one software like photoshop or illustrator then this isnt that great deal.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 7, 2013 at 18:02 UTC as 16th comment
On Nikon 1 AW1 preview (587 comments in total)
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tektrader: Would love to know how many people who commented have used a V1 or V2.

I bought a V1 cheap and it has surprised the hell out of me with the PQ. It really is quite good. The build quality is excellent. Sensor size isn't everything and until you try one you should hold your tongues dissing the product.

As someone else said. This will be the king of point and shoot water proof cameras, The existing P&S cameras are just toys compared to the AW1

I think the problem would be more that we would like to say " it offers pretty good quality for the price". That isn't true with the original non-sale price unfortunately.
If you got V1 on sale then yes, it become amazing camera but if you paid $800 there are far better buys IMHO.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 12:22 UTC
On Waiter, there's an iPhone in my ramen post (4 comments in total)

Omg I spent last hour on the rocket 24 site from your link. It is like a view into different world.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2013 at 01:11 UTC as 5th comment
On Smartphone Spy Lens allows for stealthy snapshots post (12 comments in total)

I have one for dslr... funny I have to dig it out of the junk drawer. But I remember the 90 angle makes it very difficult to frame image or even point at something as it fools your perception of axis. You actually fiddle much more with it than simply pointing quickly the camera at subject, snap and go your way.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2013 at 00:55 UTC as 1st comment
On 2013 Waterproof Camera Roundup preview (123 comments in total)
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flo-w: Too bad that rugged seems to translate into toddler toy look with all but the Sony which in turn can't be used for its intended purpose. What are they thinking?

I use the sony (older tx10) and it works great. The only thing is that you cannot change settings under water - but there is nothing much you need to change anyway. The camera works best in its automatic mode. As soon as you get out of water the touch screen works even if it is wet.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 11, 2013 at 10:36 UTC
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