Just a Photographer

Just a Photographer

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On 1991 Nikon-Kodak hack was first DSLR in space news story (50 comments in total)
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Paul Farace: And now we have to pray the Russians don't forget to unlock the door of the next Soyuze rocket for a single Amerikanski to pay mega Rubles for a ride into space ... Thank you Mr. Obama and your Republican counterparts for underfunding NASA all these decades!

@WOMBAT661

Without the shuttle there would never have been an International Space Station flying around like it does now.

You can find space exploration costing a lot of money, but in the meantime for every dollar that was put into it 10 dollars came back out and which brought us very new technologies especially in medication and science.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2014 at 07:36 UTC
On 1991 Nikon-Kodak hack was first DSLR in space news story (50 comments in total)

Pretty advanced for that time!

But ironically the Shuttle doesn't fly anymore, Kodak went broke and Nikon is to follow if they don't start innovating soon....

Direct link | Posted on Apr 18, 2014 at 07:32 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (518 comments in total)
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badi: I see a lot of people thinking about "i would love fuji to move to full frame too"...

Actually, first, i think it will not going to happen (at least not any time soon) not for fuji, not for olympus/panasonic. They developed great systems of lenses for this format especially to compensate for the small sensor.
And second i would prefer not to, because this way they will conentrate on quality rather than splitting the features between the FF and APSC semi-systems.

For example the fuji's 23/1.4 35/1.4 56/1.2: This set of primes will produce images that compete with any DSLR FF with good lenses, going FF this companies will actually have to provide something better than the equivalent of this primes and that will go for higher price & huge bulk.
Another example here: Canon's 85/1.2 is 2.2x times the price and 2.5x times the weight compared to fuji's 56/1.2.

Most of those people who want Fuji to make a Full Frame camera don't own a Fuji camera themselves already.

They still live by the dream that Full Frame is the future. Given in by the marketing culprit that come out the same mouth, and of the same companies that said the more megapixels a sensor could bare the better.

They forget that FF makes the camera and lenses as heavy as their current DSLR systems. Therewith loosing one of the biggest advantage of the Fuji x-series.

We will just have to wait for the organic sensor that they are currently developing and APS-C will do just fine for years ahead.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 06:38 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (518 comments in total)
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lcolonezi: Nice camera, but no way this should be pricing like Sony A7... a full frame camera with amazing video...

First it was megapixels, now its full frame -
Forget the marketing culprit. They just want you to believe that A is better then B. For every plus there is a negative as well.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 06:30 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (518 comments in total)
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Donnie G: As always, Fujifilm never fails to impress with their serious entries in the enthusiast/prosumer camera market. Great camera! Great review! I predict that Fujifilm and Sony will gobble up the lion's share of the compact system camera market much the same as Canon and Nikon rule the DSLR market. It'll be the "Hunger Games" for the rest of the players. And, at least 2 of the hungriest players are simply going to starve to death. :)

Sony's economical outlook is far worse then any other company at this moment with its junk rating on Wall Street.

Wouldn't be at all surprised if they would sell off their Consumer Products including their Digital Imaging product group.

Then going ahead as a component maker for OEMs.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 06:24 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (518 comments in total)
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miksi: Why this category?

Because it just belongs there.
Try it and you'll understand why so many professionals are starting to use the x-series camera's.

Ignore the marketing cull from Canikon that the only future is in FF. Mirrorless Fuji's are only half the weight of a pro DSLR still the same IQ.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 06:12 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (518 comments in total)
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RichRMA: The EVF updating IMO, seems very slow on panning. It produces a real juddering effect at pan speed, though I noticed very little colour skewing. I don't see that juddering with the Sony and Olympus EVF's, especially when the Olympus is set on 120Hz. Is the EVF refresh rate adjustable on the X-T1?

You have clearly not been using it.!
Really never had in your hands.

The EVF inside the X-T1 is actually so fast and bright that you don't have the feel that you are looking at an electronic screen instead of the actual picture.

Best EVF currently available.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 05:55 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (518 comments in total)
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vadims: Why there is no ISO range on the specs page (2)?

I even searched for "iso" on the page; the only place where it's mentioned is flash guide number (i.e. that it's for ISO100).

Native ISO range 200-6400

Direct link | Posted on Apr 15, 2014 at 05:51 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (518 comments in total)
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gerard boulanger: I was surprised to see a very DR range between X-Pro 1 and X-T1, about 2 stops...

Still the X-T1 performs better in real life then my D800 - Rara how come?
The graphs may be theoretically correct (if not flawed) because in real world situations it works actually really good.

But then again I am not a Fuji troll ;)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 20:07 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (518 comments in total)
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forpetessake: What's wrong with DPR? How can they post such a superficial review? Did they use a camera for one day and rushed with the review? None of the serious shortcomings are even mentioned:
* wrong (bloody) reds lacking details and color transitions
* cyan ('aqua' according to Adobe) sky color
* wax figure rendition of human faces
* watercolor rendition in landscape shots

People complaining about the water color effect have no clue how to convert x-trans images.

Thats why they complain. They are nothing more then amateur JPEG shooters - thinking in that the camera makes you a better photographer instead of learning the the technique.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 20:02 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (518 comments in total)
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M DeNero: This is a nice camera. However, a score of 84 is absurd.

Yup, it should have gotten a score of 94.
The camera is near perfect. But whiners like you will never get why this camera deserves the points it got.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 19:57 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (518 comments in total)
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TheScrambler: It's nice. It's small. It feels good and it's quality is nearly at full frame level. But should i really leave APSC-DSLR technology ? I really dont know...;-)

I am glad with the APS-C sensor inside the X-T1.
Best of both world allowing for lighter glass and therewith a totally lighter system.

By buying the right lenses you can more or less get the same results as you would have with a full frame DSLR camera.

Personally I don't see the need for a FF Fuji mirrorless camera.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 19:51 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (518 comments in total)
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Ben O Connor: How come a "fujisensor" cam can be rated higher than micro 43 cam. in spesific areas.

There is the ultimate art director of M43 ; Olympus E-M1
There is the amazing movie director of M43; Panasonic GH-3

And does fuji better than those two in spesific areas such as ... almost all areas ? COME ON !!

:(

First: Fujisensor is APS-C (1.5 crop) not a tiny 4/3 sensor
Second: it comes with its own sensor technology.
Third: Because its just better.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 17:01 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (518 comments in total)
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bluevellet: Looks like a winner.

But flash synch speed and especially fastest shutter speed should be better in a camera of this class. All those nice, fast primes with Fuji but you either have to stop them down or slap some filters on them to shoot in broad daylight.

Flash Sync of the camera can go to 1/250th of a second though not officially supported. Tested it myself so I know ;)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 16:59 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (518 comments in total)
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Jogger: DPR reviews the flagship cams from Oly, Fuji, Pana, Sony.. but, ignores the best from Nikon and Canon. This has the effect of making things like the EM1/XT1 look better than they are.

Whats wrong with you Jogger?

How many DSLR's have been introduced this year already by Canon and Nikon?

It doesn't make sense for DPreview to review camera's that are years old....

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 16:27 UTC
On Nikon 1 J4 sports new sensor, improved AF system, and Wi-Fi news story (207 comments in total)

"SPEEDY PERFORMANCE, SOLID BODY, AND WINNING LOOKS"

That's for the consumer to decide, not the marketing department!
I'll think they are way wrong. Its not a sports camera, nor does it have enough appeal to be a winner in the mirrorless section.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 10:30 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply

There is no room for these cameras anymore.
Smartphones have taken their place and they are here to stay.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2014 at 10:26 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies
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chillgreg: "Sony announces full-frame A7s camera that can practically shoot 4K video in the dark"

Regardless of what you or I think, this is what the rest of the world perceives.

http://www.theverge.com/2014/4/6/5588278/sony-a7s-full-frame-mirrorless-camera-announced

Good for you!
How often do you need to shoot black cats at new moon?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 12:12 UTC
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Calvin Chann: Sorry, but being a NEX5n,7 and A7R owner I don't want more bodies. I want more lenses!

I am pretty sure Sony will soon drop Nex and the Nex lens Line-up. Give it a year and if nothing new is released by Sony in their Nex line-up, you then know that you have choosen the wrong system.

You will then also know how Sony will treat its customers if the E-mount will fail.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 12:10 UTC
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Just a Photographer: Why buy this camera if it doesn't work out of the box as advertised?

4K video is only there when you buy additional hardware.
12 MP on itself is not of these days anymore, although it will deliver good images at high ISO's (if Sony Digital Imaging doesn't screw up, like they often seem to do - Great sensors, but bad camera development).

@ET2

No it doesn't - it doesn't deliver 4K video.
It does only deliver 4K output if you buy additional hardware.

Therefore the camera can not be considered as a 4K videocamera. Next to that its only 30fps

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 07:11 UTC
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