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
Panasonic GF1
Panasonic GH2
Sigma DP1
Sold all of my Canon bodies and lenses

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On Site Update: notifications article (127 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 (1657 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 (921 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 (88 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 (88 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 119th 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

I'm not a huge fan of using camera phones for photography but I think most of the negatives here are really missing the point.. Consider what was used to take these photos.. don't try to compare to a DSLR or high-end point and shoot.. just remember what was used.. and then it's pretty damn good.

I took one of these photos and ran a little noise suppression on it and it cleaned up very well.

Just remember.. it was taken with a camera phone and don't take it as a threat to your beloved _____________ (fill in the blank)!

Pretty amazing technology... and that is not to discount the skill of the photographer.. it just shows what can be done with a minimum of equipment.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2013 at 03:23 UTC as 50th comment | 5 replies
On Leica announces X Vario zoom compact with APS-C sensor article (757 comments in total)
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meland: What I have learned from these comments is that there have been approximately 57 ways of attempting to be sarcastic about the red dot and f6.4, none of which are particularly original or even funny. Come on guys, surely you can do better!

@meland.... not sure what you expected but you appear to be a major apologist and defender of Leica and their latest offering. Sure some will buy it but many expected much more from Leica when they teased this camera as being a Mini M. It is not even remotely related to an M other than being offered by Leica. The lens is the worst feature of the camera. The heart and soul of Leica is their glass and this offering is lacking in both heart & soul.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2013 at 22:16 UTC
On Leica announces X Vario zoom compact with APS-C sensor article (757 comments in total)
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ponyman: Just been reading this review from someone who has actually spent some time using this camera http://www.slack.co.uk/slack/Xvario.html - I will be interested to see further reviews before passing judgement.

I also know Jono and he is a very honest and trustworthy individual. As he states, he is no a professional reviewer. I read his review and I believe he honestly stated the facts as he saw them regarding this camera.

Jono loves his Leicas and he does very good work with them. The fact that he was not gushing over this new camera, in my opinion, could possibly say more about the camera than was written but that is pure speculation on my part.

The only thing the "Mini M" has in common with the the real M is the two cameras do look similar and they bear the Red Dot.. beyond that it appears, to me, to be nothing more than an attempt to offer another camera that is overpriced and underwhelming and one that is aimed squarely at those who can afford such toys. I refer to it as a toy because there is no way this is a serious camera for serious photographers... but it will probably generate some serious money for Leica.

R Palmer: "She's so fine, there's no tellin' where the money went!"

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2013 at 15:30 UTC
On Leica announces X Vario zoom compact with APS-C sensor article (757 comments in total)

Exactly what I expected from Leica. They are so afraid of producing a true "Mini M" because they fear it would destroy their M sales. The Digital CL (sans rangefinder) exists somewhere in a file in Solms.. the camera we really hoped and prayed for... but knew it would not happen.

Leica is so predictable.

Reading that press release is one of the funniest things I have read in a long time. At least they didn't charge us for that. Thanks for a much needed laugh, Leica.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 21:44 UTC as 158th comment | 1 reply
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