Tony Bonanno

Tony Bonanno

Lives in United States Santa Fe, United States
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at www.bonannophoto.com
Joined on Nov 17, 2001
About me:

Gear:
Canon 1DsIII system. Nikon D800/800E system, Fuji X-system. Printer - Canon IPF6300, Epson 3880.

Comments

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Hmm, I think there are enough Hand Grips now :-). Personally, from all the options on the table, I still prefer the original MHG-XT to the others. Good grip, access to battery, etc, built in Swiss-Arca, and the additional 8mm of clearance. The new "large" version may be a welcome accessory for those with large hands, but I find the current version just right in my case. Nice to see Fuji developing their "X" system. A good sign I believe. Eye Cup is welcome addition too.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 16:13 UTC as 7th comment
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Tony Bonanno: I don't understand why DxO doesn't address the Fuji X sensor cameras. The Fuji X is not a huge market, but it is certainly an important one and seems to be growing in popularity by leaps and bounds. I shoot Nikon, Canon and Fuji systems, but until Fuji is supported, I won't support DxO.

Thanks DeMarcus for the explanation regarding the lack of support for the X-trans sensor. I suspected that the inherent differences between the X-trans and the Bayer sensors might be the main issue for DxO. Appreciate you confirming it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 21:18 UTC

I don't understand why DxO doesn't address the Fuji X sensor cameras. The Fuji X is not a huge market, but it is certainly an important one and seems to be growing in popularity by leaps and bounds. I shoot Nikon, Canon and Fuji systems, but until Fuji is supported, I won't support DxO.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2014 at 04:41 UTC as 6th comment | 8 replies

What the new iPhones mean to this photographer is that I see no reason to replace my iPhone 5. Not sure why Apple even bothered with this release ?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2013 at 03:58 UTC as 20th comment | 2 replies
On New CompactFlash card to allow RAID-style 'mirroring' news story (99 comments in total)
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Clint Dunn: I've been using digital camera since 2001....not once have I ever had a corrupted memory card...just sayin'.

I ALWAYS mirror.. I've had two card failures, one in the midst of a high profile client when the media was waiting for the images and time line was short. THANK my lucky stars I had two cards going. It can and does happen. May not be a big issue for some, but it certainly can be for others. My concern about this new card is what others have expressed.. what is likelihood that whatever takes out the card won't take out BOTH partitions ??? I'll stick with two separate cards.. a CF and an SD mirroring each other is actually ideal IMO.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2013 at 20:29 UTC
On Lightroom 5 Public Beta: What's New article (90 comments in total)
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theoschela: I tried running it and had a Catalog issue and now after a reinstall it still tells me it cannot launch from source blah blah... glad my Lr4.4 still works fine...

"BETA" versions of LR cannot import your existing catalog (for your own protection :-). You have to create a new LR 5 catalog. When LR 5 is more refined, it will be released as a RC or as a final version and then you can import your existing catalog(s). You will also notice that downloading and installing the Beta of LR 5 does not over-write your Version 4.4.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2013 at 05:46 UTC
On Adobe's Fujifilm X-Trans sensor processing tested article (144 comments in total)
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vkphoto: To DPR: It would be interesting to know your opinion how new ACR compares to Capture One Express 7.

I just finished my own tests using LR 4.4 RC and Capture One Express 7. I definitely had to do a bit more aggressive sharpening and some other post processing tweaks in LR 4.4 RC, but afterwards I found that the files were so similar that I had a hard time deciding which I liked best (and that is good news). BTW, I pull back the noise reduction in C1.. and don't care for the default "structure" setting in C1. Overall, aside from some of the color differences, I found both programs to give very similar results.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2013 at 02:44 UTC

Meant to say optical "viewfinder", not rangefinder in my post below..

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 18:05 UTC as 28th comment

I think some enterprising soul should develop an inexpensive zoom optical rangefinder to fit into the hot shoe.. like we had in the old days. Sure seems like a much less complicated and straightforward option for those who would prefer the street-shooting speed of those old viewfinders. It would be a nice option for the X-E1. I'd buy one for my pre-order X-E1 without hesitation.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2012 at 17:46 UTC as 29th comment
On Photokina 2012: Interview - John Carlson of Pentax article (152 comments in total)

I'm amazed that a company with a rich history in the camera and optics business is bragging about who the "designer" was. Who cares that Mark Newsom was the designer. Photographers do not buy a camera for those reasons.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 18:52 UTC as 33rd comment | 2 replies
On Photokina 2012: Interview - John Carlson of Pentax article (152 comments in total)

I think Pentax should really be emphasizing their medium format offering(s). That is a niche they could probably do well in, but not much being said. Too bad.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 18:49 UTC as 34th comment
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SheikYerbouti: Excellent! Ah, how I wish the X-Pro1 had the size and the looks of the X100 or, better still, a future X100 Mark II had the IQ, the functionality, the responsiveness and the handling of the X-Pro1. I know, I know ... usually I am not among those who always want more. But in this specific case I make an exception. :-)

Hi Sheik,
Keep your eye on the new X-E1. For my needs it has addressed most of the shortcomings I found with the X100. I've sold my X100 and have ordered the X-E1. Admittedly, the X100 still has the "look" :-).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 18:37 UTC

This is really sad. Hassy must really be desperate. Fuji cameras are looking better all the time.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 16:53 UTC as 332nd comment

A sign of DESPERATION on Hassy's part..... Sad...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2012 at 16:51 UTC as 75th comment
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