Michael49

Michael49

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On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (603 comments in total)
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Jim Salvas: I think it's fitting that DPR gave this the exact same rating as the EM1. These are closely matched competitors, with about the same amount of pluses and minuses on both sides. It boils down to personal preference between two excellent cameras. This sort of competition should be good for both camps.

There's nothing wrong with that - it simply that there are many fantastic offerings at the moment!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 14, 2014 at 16:24 UTC
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samhain: If I shot Nikon, I'd be getting this lens. The sample shots I've seen have been absolutely beautiful. The bokeh, coma, rendering, micro contrast, 3-d effect, etc, just lovely results.
I've learned to not put so much stock into numbers & resolution testing and focus more on real life shots/examples of what the lens can produce. There's so much more to a lens than numbers. For a landscape lens- yes I want max sharpness. But for a portrait lens, I'm much more concerned with rendering characteristics. does it have 'mojo'?

I've owned lenses that didn't test well but the results were breathtaking. My old (made in Japan) Pentax 77mm is a prime example. That lens can produce portraits that are down right haunting. Rendering & characteristics that I couldn't get out of a canon 85/1.2 or Sony Zeiss 135/1.8. Both of those lenses are best of the best portrait lenses, yet the Pentax 77(especially on a FF film camera) could just do spooky things that I could never recreate with other lenses.

^ - now that's a nice review of this type of lens, thanks for sharing.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2013 at 20:27 UTC
On Reflection in the My best picture this week challenge (5 comments in total)

Fabulous. Print it and hang it with pride.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 13, 2013 at 00:14 UTC as 1st comment
On Starry, Starry Night in the Planet Earth challenge (2 comments in total)

Awesome.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 14:05 UTC as 2nd comment
On Cairo Nilometer Rhoda Island in the City of Cairo - Egypt challenge (3 comments in total)

Awesome image.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2013 at 13:04 UTC as 2nd comment
On Nepal in the Old is Gold challenge (2 comments in total)

Amazing.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2013 at 12:45 UTC as 1st comment
On 2008 Maserati Gran Turismo in the Black and White photo of 1 Car in HDR challenge (7 comments in total)

Wow, very nice. I'm curious about the PP here. Is this a multi-image pano used to reduce DOF?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2013 at 00:37 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply

They look pretty good. There are also some FF shots from the 5d2 on their site as well - doesn't look like it will be usable on FF - no surprise there.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2013 at 20:13 UTC as 18th comment
On 223 Commonwealth Ave Boston Mass in the Ad campaign: Doorway challenge (3 comments in total)

Yea for a film shot winning!! (especially on a website called dpreview :) )

What film was this, by the way?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 7, 2012 at 00:29 UTC as 2nd comment

Just think how you would feel if this were your husband / wife that ended up on the cover? Publishing this story is journalism, publishing this photo (especially with the headline they chose) is pure sensationalism.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2012 at 22:13 UTC as 88th comment
On Shanghai Wedding in the Weddings .. challenge (6 comments in total)

It amazes me how many people say that IS is useless for non-static subjects - way to prove them wrong! Beautiful shot.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2012 at 15:52 UTC as 1st comment
On Peak Cavern - The Tube in the Spelunking challenge (4 comments in total)

Awesome image.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2012 at 00:54 UTC as 4th comment
On SUBWAY 1349 in the High Quality Photography challenge (9 comments in total)

Fantastic.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2012 at 19:32 UTC as 7th comment
On Just Posted: Pentax K-01 review article (355 comments in total)

I really want to like Pentax, but what where they thinking?. K-mount and no EVF? Really? That makes this camera only of interest to those already invested in Pentax glass. Pentax needs to broaden their market and they had an opportunity to do so with this camera but they didn't, sadly.
If this camera was "universal mount" like the NEX then I would have seriously considered it as it would give provided a mirrorless platform with an APS-C sensor and IBIS, which would have made it a unique and truly appealing camera. So sad Pentax. I'll have to stick with my NEX and E-PL2 for now.

Direct link | Posted on May 31, 2012 at 16:17 UTC as 57th comment

Silly, Silly, Silly. Leica really has lost it.

Direct link | Posted on May 10, 2012 at 20:04 UTC as 183rd comment | 7 replies
On Fujifilm firmware attempts to fix X10 white discs article (264 comments in total)
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Francis Carver: Thank you so much, Pasha001. Thanks for finding this smoking gun for the rest of us.

http://fotkidepo.ru/?id=photo:734437

Photo taken w. X10 on 9 February 2012 WITH the v.1.03 firmware update installed. For those who don't even see a problem with this photo -- the Fujifilm X10 is your camera, no doubt, For others -- stay the heck away!

I guess when you have a DEFECTIVE SENSOR in a camera, no amount of "firmware fix" will fix it. Say, your car's engine blew-up. Will a fancy paint job fix that?

Also, it seems like the version 1.03 "firmware fix" has been so successful, on 10 February 2012 Fujifilm had already pulled it?

The travails of this camera (X10) and its sister cam, the X-S1 will probably be written up in business school textbooks soon as case studies.

I see it, but it doesn't effect the types of photos I take. I've taken countless photos with my X10 so far and I've yet to see a single orb. Of course, I don't use it to take night city-scapes, that's what my 5d is for silly.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2012 at 16:20 UTC
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Michael49: My 6 year old 5D still trumps my NEX 5N in terms of image quality (both low and high ISO), and that's with using equally good glass on each, so I'll be interested to see how the XP1 compares. The XP1 does look promising with this new sensor, especially with the lack on an AA filter.

Here you go....

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1073260/0?keyword=5d,5n#10210430

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1073975/0?keyword=5d,5n#10217770

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1074241/0?keyword=5d,5n#10220584

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2012 at 15:16 UTC
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Michael49: My 6 year old 5D still trumps my NEX 5N in terms of image quality (both low and high ISO), and that's with using equally good glass on each, so I'll be interested to see how the XP1 compares. The XP1 does look promising with this new sensor, especially with the lack on an AA filter.

I've done multiple comparisons and in every case my 5d trumps the 5N.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2012 at 15:13 UTC

My 6 year old 5D still trumps my NEX 5N in terms of image quality (both low and high ISO), and that's with using equally good glass on each, so I'll be interested to see how the XP1 compares. The XP1 does look promising with this new sensor, especially with the lack on an AA filter.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2012 at 13:31 UTC as 27th comment | 4 replies
On My What Nice Teeth You Have! in the Hippopotamus challenge (1 comment in total)

Awesome.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2012 at 18:12 UTC as 1st comment
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