dgc4rter

dgc4rter

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If you can afford the lens then great! Personally, I'll stick with my trusty 50mm 1.4 and take one step forward or my 85mm 1.4 and take two steps back.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2013 at 08:38 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply
On article DPReview Gear of the Year - Part 1: Fujifilm X100S (307 comments in total)

Just couldn't resist when I saw an X100S sitting there behind the glass in a Newcastle camera shop. It looked gorgeous. It has to be one of the best "walkaround" cameras in existence at the moment. I can't imagine ever wanting to get rid of it (that's unless they bring out a FF X300 :-) ).

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2013 at 08:55 UTC as 68th comment
On article Hands-on with the retro Nikon Df (230 comments in total)

Spot on! Agree with Andy,s thoughts on this one entirely.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 11:04 UTC as 64th comment

In a time where the customer seems to have become simply ignored by the major brands, Fuji continue to buck the trend. They listen, act upon the feedback and give us what we ask for, even when it doesn't make too much economic sense.

DPR state this "goodwill gesture" might not make them any money. Well, I certainly think it will in the long-term. It will make existing owners even more loyal and tempt others to switch to a brand that really know how to look after their customers.

I love my X100s and hope to see the same dedication to its improvement over time. Well done Fuji! I applaud you.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 07:56 UTC as 117th comment

Thanks but No Thanks! Will happily stick with CS6 from now on. It does everything I want it to do with the range of plug-ins I have.

Worst mistake Adobe ever made.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 17:29 UTC as 111th comment
In reply to:

svx94: If Nikon pay attention to Fuji's X forums, and how many Nikon-Fuji adapters sold, it is not hard to figure out that those are the people Nikon LOST (with me being one of them). Nikon 1 is a disaster, face it.

"Fuji do not have good camera, nor they have good lens."

Eh?! Tell that to the zillions buying the new X100s at the moment - me included - and yes, I own a Nikon D800 too.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2013 at 09:12 UTC
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Kookie B: Silly Nikon . . .

All Nikon had to do was give its loyal users a mirrorless with ...

- built-in EVF
- 16-24mp APC-S sensor (a la the NEX)
- fast lenses
- and -- importantly, yet illogically -- take a styling clue from Fuji by making it look like the natural descendant of the classic "S" series rangefinders

... and then stand back as sales soar.

This isn't very hard. Hello? Nikon? Is anybody listening?

Regards to all,

Ed B.

To jkoch2: how does this "cannibalise" the D3200? And how come Fuji can't keep up with demand for the X100s if the world isn't waiting for more cameras (of the kind they're making).

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 14:38 UTC
In reply to:

Kookie B: Silly Nikon . . .

All Nikon had to do was give its loyal users a mirrorless with ...

- built-in EVF
- 16-24mp APC-S sensor (a la the NEX)
- fast lenses
- and -- importantly, yet illogically -- take a styling clue from Fuji by making it look like the natural descendant of the classic "S" series rangefinders

... and then stand back as sales soar.

This isn't very hard. Hello? Nikon? Is anybody listening?

Regards to all,

Ed B.

Spot on! That would have truly been an out and out winner.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 13:33 UTC

Hmmm! Why aren't I surprised? Styled like a brick, small sensor and expensive with competition like the Olympus OM-D E-M5. It was just a matter of time.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 20:53 UTC as 225th comment
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Wubslin: Plastic mounting. Variable maximum aperture. Unreadable focusing scale. Ineffective VR. Ridiculous over-complicated optical formula to try and compensate for their inability to design a sharp lens. FAIL.

Canon user slags off Nikon in an attempt to alleviate his feelings of inadequacy. That's all there is to it!

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2012 at 18:30 UTC
In reply to:

Wubslin: Plastic mounting. Variable maximum aperture. Unreadable focusing scale. Ineffective VR. Ridiculous over-complicated optical formula to try and compensate for their inability to design a sharp lens. FAIL.

Yes, I've just taken a look at your other posts trashing Nikon. Use Canon by any chance?

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2012 at 08:10 UTC

Just pre-ordered this as my walkaround lens for the D800. Absolutely ideal for that role.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2012 at 10:56 UTC as 37th comment
On article Just Posted: Canon EOS 5D Mark III review (706 comments in total)

Hmmm! The exact same score as the D800? That's rather convenient isn't it? DPR can avoid all the fall-out from the CaNikon fanboys if they'd scored one above the other now.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2012 at 10:33 UTC as 154th comment | 1 reply

Just bought an OM-D as a replacement to my Nikon D7000. Now Panasonic are introducing high quality, fixed aperture lenses like this one and, along with Olympus, have a super array of lenses on tap, MFT would seem to be the obvious way to go for a mirrorless alternative to entry level prosumer DSLR.

Sony better put their skates on and produce some half-decent lenses if they want to stay in this game.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2012 at 06:30 UTC as 28th comment

Totally agree with Zigadiboom. I fail to see how I cannot achieve just as good B&W results and then some from my newly acquired D800, a copy of Photoshop and Silver Efex Pro.

I will admit that photos taken by a Leica M do appear to have a certain unique quality about them but, come on, Leica still remains the domain of wealthy enthusiasts who prefer a badge over technical features and performance.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 07:27 UTC as 110th comment
On article Just Posted: In-depth Nikon D800 review (541 comments in total)

Must admit, I was expecting to see a score more towards 90. Mine gets delivered today... woo hoo!

Link | Posted on May 9, 2012 at 07:25 UTC as 113th comment | 5 replies
On article Nikon D4 & D800: What do the Professionals Think? (391 comments in total)
In reply to:

Octane: I don't like the imposed question if Nikon 'got it right or wrong' with these cameras.
These guys have never touched these cameras. But more important: It really doesn't matter what a pro with a specific need thinks when it comes to my own camera decisions.

I have my own needs/requirements when it comes to cameras. I happen to be a pro as well, but that's irrelevant. Everyone has their own needs / budget / goals. No 'right or wrong', there is only a match or not a match of a camera and what you need.

Not that I find their opinion uninteresting, but it has no influence or weight on what I need. A Reuters news reporter is certainly a pro, but he shoots stuff I don't shoot, he works differently and doesn't have to worry about what his gear costs for the most part.

The D800 will sell mostly to non or semi professionals. Their 'needs' are much more driven my what they want rather what they really have to deliver, so they will decide more based on their gut.

+1 My thoughts too. Although it's interesting to see what other people think, it has no real influence on my decision to buy or not. I'm a serious amateur. The D800 appeals because of the kind of photography I do. I can imagine the D4 will appeal more to pros.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2012 at 21:59 UTC
On article Just Posted: Nikon D800 hands-on preview (265 comments in total)

Well, I've been pretty happy with all of my Nikon DSLRs to date so I've just gone ahead and pre-ordered the D800E. All I've got to do now is wait until April... it's going to be a looooooonnnnnnng wait!

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 08:46 UTC as 78th comment

Hmmm! The new Nikon D800 for me then. I was looking for a more portable backup to my Nikon D700 and D7000 but, at that price, forget it.

It may tempt a few as a "poor man's Leica M9" but if the AF is just as clunky as the X100, Fuji can expect a bit of a backlash from the critics.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2012 at 08:35 UTC as 121st comment | 2 replies

Fuji could well have nailed it with this camera. If the AF proves to slick, the ISO performance is up there along with the better FF sensors and the IQ is as good, if not better, than the X100 then my order is placed.

I've always wanted a Leica M9 but could never justify the cost. I hope my dreams have come true and the Fuji X-Pro1 is my knight in shining armour.

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2012 at 09:57 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply
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