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Jim Radcliffe

Jim Radcliffe

Lives in United States TX, United States
Works as a It's not important.
Has a website at http://www.boxedlight.com
Joined on Apr 18, 2001
About me:

Current Cameras:
Fuji X-T1
Fuji X-Pro1
Fuji X-E2
Pentax K5 IIs
Leica D-Lux 4

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Androole: The question is not whether or not it's significantly improved, but how it compares with its direct competitors like the GH4, E-M1, A6000, NX1, and A7 II. Add the 7D II and D7200 in there if you please. It may be better, it may be worse, but without testing, the hyperbole surrounding these announcements sounds...excessive.

The X-T1 was dead last in TheCameraStoreTV's mirrorless autofocus shootout last year. You can call the methodology flawed or inconsistent, but there needs to be some proof to the contrary before we people revise their opinions.

@ Androole

Objective comparison is probably never going to happen as much as we wish for it.. there will always be some bias one way or the other.... just humans being humans.

All too often people jump ship for new gear instead of bettering their skills... it's easy to spend money and hope the new gear produces better photography... harder to learn how to use what you have and focus (no pun intended) on improving your skills.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 19:28 UTC
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Androole: The question is not whether or not it's significantly improved, but how it compares with its direct competitors like the GH4, E-M1, A6000, NX1, and A7 II. Add the 7D II and D7200 in there if you please. It may be better, it may be worse, but without testing, the hyperbole surrounding these announcements sounds...excessive.

The X-T1 was dead last in TheCameraStoreTV's mirrorless autofocus shootout last year. You can call the methodology flawed or inconsistent, but there needs to be some proof to the contrary before we people revise their opinions.

No, that is really not correct. You assume that if the upgrade does not match the performance of the other cameras you mentioned that it will not be significant. This is wrong. Not everyone upgrades to a new system just because it might be slightly better than what you currently own.

There are plenty of Fuji owners who are satisfied with their X-T1 and this is just more icing on the cake. I do not care at all how it will compare to a GH4 or any other camera... and I certainly will not decide to sell all my Fuji gear if it falls short in a head to head competition with a GH4 or any of the other cameras you mentioned. Only GearHeads do that kind of knee jerk reaction.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 16:55 UTC
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ryanmackk: silly camera to fill in a silly niche that only silly hipsters will use. $500? That's madness. For $500 I can buy and i5 laptop, 10 inch tablet, or better yet a second hand Olympus E510 + 300 left over for whatever I like.

Yeah, just like Leica, Porsche and Rolex are silly to some.. think of what you could do with all of THAT money! But that's really not the point.. some people will find a very good use for this camera with their iPhone. The market will sort it out.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 17:53 UTC
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Elliot H: Make lenses on par with Leica at
half the price, should be doable.

I always love reading responses from Leica defenders.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 20:11 UTC
On Site Update: notifications article (125 comments in total)

Very good feature. Already enjoy using it. Thank you.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2014 at 21:11 UTC as 47th comment
On Fujfilm interview: 'The only way is to keep innovating' article (228 comments in total)
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Jim Radcliffe: Did I miss it? Was there a direct question as to whether there will be an X-Pro 2? Shouldn't that have been one of THE questions asked?

Personally (I own an X-Pro 1 and X-E2) I am happier with the X-E2 but there are many who are waiting for the mythical X-Pro 2. The interviewer had to know this.. why no direct question?

Good to know.. but I still maintain that the question should have been asked.. if only to keep Fuji aware of the continued interest in that particular camera/form factor. BTW ordered the XT1 & 56mm and will probably order the 14mm as well.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 00:39 UTC
On Fujfilm interview: 'The only way is to keep innovating' article (228 comments in total)
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Jim Radcliffe: Did I miss it? Was there a direct question as to whether there will be an X-Pro 2? Shouldn't that have been one of THE questions asked?

Personally (I own an X-Pro 1 and X-E2) I am happier with the X-E2 but there are many who are waiting for the mythical X-Pro 2. The interviewer had to know this.. why no direct question?

The question could have been asked, regardless.. just to see what the response would be even though we know they may sidestep the answer. It would be worth asking just to see the response.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2014 at 16:30 UTC
On Fujfilm interview: 'The only way is to keep innovating' article (228 comments in total)

Did I miss it? Was there a direct question as to whether there will be an X-Pro 2? Shouldn't that have been one of THE questions asked?

Personally (I own an X-Pro 1 and X-E2) I am happier with the X-E2 but there are many who are waiting for the mythical X-Pro 2. The interviewer had to know this.. why no direct question?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2014 at 14:10 UTC as 66th comment | 4 replies
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1645 comments in total)
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peevee1: Oly, Fuji, Sony keep pulling away...

Market share, to a photographer, is not that important, the tool is important. Last year while in New Orleans using the Pentax K5 a number of people asked "What kind of camera is that? I've never heard of Pentax." Now does market share make a good camera or lens? No. Canon and Nikon have huge advertising campaigns. Fuji does not. So many consumers buy what they see on the TV or some random magazine. They follow like sheep.

I was a Canon user for 20 years. Ditched my 5D MK II and L glass for Pentax.. smaller, lighter, weather-sealed, better build and frankly, better photos.

I picked up Fuji because of IQ and the smaller size and they appear to be a company that actually listens to the end user of their cameras.. something Canon and Nikon seem to turn a deaf ear to.

Kudos to Fuji.. even though they do not have the market share of Canon and Nikon... which makes no difference whatsoever.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 14:40 UTC
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera article (919 comments in total)
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JackM: It would take a lot of other features and capability to get me to give up an OVF. I hope this does not mean the end of the XPro.

Have the X-Pro1 and gave up the OVF for the X-E2 in a New York minute...and I have generally hated the EVFs offerd thus far but Fuji is on the right track... and so goes the old argument about film being better than digital.... now it has come to an OVF being better than an EVF... time and technology marches on and the EVF will eventually win. The versatility is already there and will continue to improve.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2014 at 05:29 UTC

Would you Leica Apple? Quite tasty I hear.. but rather strange looking. I'm all for cool iPhones but when it comes to Leica, it should look like a Leica. Even if I had the money I wouldn't give this camera any consideration for purchase.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2013 at 23:01 UTC as 208th comment

Adobe and its shareholders made themselves a target for this. Is anyone really surprised?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 02:10 UTC as 77th comment
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Jim Radcliffe: Silly lawsuit. Every tourist that photographs that sculpture is also violating his copyright.. might as well sue them as well. Seriously, he's just greedy and looking for easy money.

@Raiste3d... when was the last time the Postal Service made money?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2013 at 13:53 UTC

Silly lawsuit. Every tourist that photographs that sculpture is also violating his copyright.. might as well sue them as well. Seriously, he's just greedy and looking for easy money.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 30, 2013 at 12:59 UTC as 31st comment | 6 replies
On Behind the Shot: Lost in Space article (89 comments in total)
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Karroly: It is a great picture. It is an example of how post processing can circumvent gear limitation.
To you who think the reflections of some stars on the lake look brighter than their counterparts in the sky, and conclude it is not natural, you did not look carefully. The reflections are blue, never white, when many stars in the sky are white. So the reflections are not brighter, but bigger only. This is what happens when a light spot is reflected by a convex mirror (the top of a wave), plus the 15-sec exposure that combines each moving reflection into a larger spot. It is only your brain that concludes bigger equals brighter... Moreover, the kind of unpolished, matt surface of the lake acts as a strong AA filter, reflecting the bigger and brighter stars, filtering out the small and dim ones : just look at the small details of the mountain that are no longer there in the reflection.

Karroly, thanks for taking the time to explain what I did not in an earlier post. I felt it would be in vain. I have taken similar photos with the same result (stars on the water). You went the mile further in your explanation.. now if the GearHeads can comprehend (or want to believe) what you have written is another thing.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2013 at 14:32 UTC
On Behind the Shot: Lost in Space article (89 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I can't help but think that if this image was entered into a challenge it would get ripped apart for technical flaws. I like the concept and I can appreciate the effort it took to produce it. However, the blurred stars in the water were just too distracting.

I think it would be an excellent image if you just crop the water out all together.

I agree with SemperAugustus.. we do not create such work with pixel peepers in mind. We create for a far wider audience and this photo is, in fact, what one would call "The Art" of photography.

Only photographers interested in the technical side of a photo would criticize this work.. and they are not the target audience for work of this nature.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2013 at 14:46 UTC
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Jim Radcliffe: Hold on.... I gotta take a call on my camera!

Seriously, I use my phone as a phone (I have the 4S) and only use the camera on very rare occasions. I've seen good photos from the iPhone but the camera is not the reason I use an iPhone... or would consider a phone with larger sensor.

The last time I checked every camera I own is mobile. I carry one with me all the time because I don't do selfies and snapshots... oh, you meant you can point it at a scene and then post it on some social media site.. THAT kind of mobile.. then the iPhone will be perfect for you. Whatever floats your boat!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 04:06 UTC

Hold on.... I gotta take a call on my camera!

Seriously, I use my phone as a phone (I have the 4S) and only use the camera on very rare occasions. I've seen good photos from the iPhone but the camera is not the reason I use an iPhone... or would consider a phone with larger sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 20:55 UTC as 120th comment | 2 replies

If the price was, in fact, $9.99 FOREVER... it might be worth considering. Otherwise the introductory price is just a hook and then you get hit with price increases on a yearly basis.... No Thanks, Adobe.

I've been using Photoshop for over 12 years, buying upgrades on a regular basis. No more. I will find another product to use when CS6 no longer can handle my needs.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 17:32 UTC as 110th comment
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(unknown member): If Mario Andretti drove somewhere in a Civic would there have been an article about it?

Of course the best car to drive is the one you have the keys to.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2013 at 03:45 UTC
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