Felts

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As a dyed-in-the-wool digital shooter who has recently started shooting film, I totally get this camera. I love the anticipation of getting the negs back and forgetting about some of the images taken. Having said that, why not just get a film Leica for a ¼ of the price?

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 16:58 UTC as 87th comment | 2 replies
On article Readers' Showcase: Giulio Magnifico (78 comments in total)

These are better than the usual bland landscapes we see in the readers showcase...

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2016 at 13:42 UTC as 19th comment
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2442 comments in total)
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Elinas: Ouch... Fujifilm didn't put a lock on the exposure compensation dial... a real necessity to prevent this dial from turning by itself when you cary the camera... it happens all the time with my X-Pro1... too bad really!

Funny thing is, in Df land people often complain because there is a lock on the EC dial! You can't please all of the people all of the time...

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2016 at 19:11 UTC

When I grow up I want to be the photographer that can easily justify this purchase.

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2016 at 12:50 UTC as 47th comment | 4 replies
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Clyde Thomas: Seems more Wabi-sabi than zen.

Nice work.

Thanks for introducing the concept of Wabi-sabi to me... It fits the ethos of my photography well.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2015 at 20:10 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Tom Goodman (90 comments in total)

Fantastic set, love all of them! Well done Tom! Also a welcome departure from the bland and obvious landscapes we tend to see on these readers showcases
;-)

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2015 at 18:43 UTC as 47th comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Philip Ewing (45 comments in total)

Good stuff!

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2015 at 18:35 UTC as 5th comment
On article Erez Marom: On the importance of naming images (107 comments in total)
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NoRules: Lee Friedlander was once asked why he always only have name of the place and date as titles. He answerd "That is the only objective aspect of my pictures". There is nothing more to say. Let the image speak for it self. When I read what he said I felt very releaved. Photography means writing with light. It's a passive (in most times) activity. We have a device that register light. Behind it we can manipulate it, and we can manipulate what's in front of it (staged photography). The only objective values are time and place. If we go beyond that we enter the realm of metaphysics and mysticism, and that is not needed. The pictures are beautiful, no need to hang a veil over them like titles that obscure and reduce them. Pure photography tells a story that do not need words. If we cross that line we end up with a mess. IMHO.

I side with NoRules here... my work tends to be entitled with a functional description of where the image was taken... but then I like to have a heavy dose of ambiguity hang over each image, so the view brings their meaning to the party.
As Earthrise says, whatever works best for the artist... but I will also mention that I *loathe* it when the title of a Street Photograph is like a crappy caption competition. Eurgh!!

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2015 at 17:19 UTC

I have to say I was excited to read the headline as urbexing is something I enjoy. The decay and light in abondonments are fantastic ingredients for compelling images. These buildings should be some of the absolute best available to an urban explorer... but I'm sorry to say that these photos are just not my cup of tea.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2015 at 18:31 UTC as 28th comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Gene Smirnov (50 comments in total)

I like the ice lolly... My kind of shot :)

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2015 at 07:08 UTC as 13th comment
On article Panasonic confirms Lumix G 25mm F1.7 (206 comments in total)
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Sitting Duck Photos: For stills the 50mm field of view is usually a bore fest. But this lens is more for video shooters. Eventually, Panasonic will go all in on video and make stills only available from a 4k photo mode. Meh to 50mm.

I still never get it when people say the 50mm FOV is boring. Was Bressons work boring? Is how you see the world boring? If you answer 'yes' to either of those questions then photography probably isn't for you ;-)

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 14:36 UTC
On article Readers' showcase: Dan Hogman (35 comments in total)

There's a lot to like in these images, my favourites being 3 & 9 by quite a margin... well done!

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2015 at 20:09 UTC as 23rd comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Martin Kozak (77 comments in total)

Photography at its finest...

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2015 at 05:57 UTC as 26th comment
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bluevellet: Cynics would say Fuji has a strong habit of releasing buggy, unfinished cameras to then try to fix them years down the line through the line. Yes, it's better than not fixing them at all. But it just doesn't encourage you to run out and buy the latest Fuji product since it is expected to be crippled.

"The problem you have now..."

"...you clearly don't have the slightest idea."

I think it's you who has the problem boyo.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 16:08 UTC
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bluevellet: Cynics would say Fuji has a strong habit of releasing buggy, unfinished cameras to then try to fix them years down the line through the line. Yes, it's better than not fixing them at all. But it just doesn't encourage you to run out and buy the latest Fuji product since it is expected to be crippled.

@Fri13
Any review of the XT1 would say it's not good at tracking moving subjects (not as good as PDAF on a DSLR in any case). If you think it was going to be any different, you didn't do your research well enough and/or bought the wrong camera for your requirements!
As for the buttons business... I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about as I don't own the XT1 (nor do I want to as it's not the best fit for me). I'm just loving what Fuji is doing as their glass is fantastic and (for me) their business ethos is the best amongst any of the major camera brands...
Clearly you are a Fuji cynic... thats fine, just different from my POV. :)

Link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 09:50 UTC
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PerL: But, but... how come the camera need improvement in AF? They already claimed they had the worlds fastest and best AF when it was introduced?

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53100738

Is it possible that claims about AF generally has a lot of hype involved and that one should be skeptical until it is proven in the field?

Eh? So by this logic the 'best' never needs to be bettered. Go tell that to athletes.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 09:37 UTC
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bluevellet: Cynics would say Fuji has a strong habit of releasing buggy, unfinished cameras to then try to fix them years down the line through the line. Yes, it's better than not fixing them at all. But it just doesn't encourage you to run out and buy the latest Fuji product since it is expected to be crippled.

Other cynics would say that some compainies drip feed minor upgrades to their cameras every 6-12 months to sell more bodies.
You talk about 'fixing' as if they didn't work in the first place.
For me this kind of business model is going to encourage me to develop brand loyalty to Fuji as I'll get a 'new' camera without having to shell out any more money ;-)

Link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 09:33 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Sheila Murphy (63 comments in total)

For my tastes these are by far the best of the recent reader showcases... Excellent work!

Link | Posted on May 10, 2015 at 18:29 UTC as 29th comment

Fabulous...

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 14:37 UTC as 20th comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Maxime Siegler (49 comments in total)

Excellent photos, deserved exposure!

1, 3 and 7 are particularly wonderful...

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2015 at 11:23 UTC as 19th comment
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