Doc_Holliday

Doc_Holliday

Lives in Canada Ottawa, Canada
Works as a Librarian
Joined on Jun 20, 2010

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On Leica M-Monochrom preview (449 comments in total)
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ICPix: I wonder if it comes in a snazzy red, or, oh! wait that new Pentax yellow,...yes there are the endorphins. Hold it, you don't think the monochrome moniker applies to the body colour do you? Goodness, for shame.

Look, I get it.

Beautiful wide dynamic range, no AA handicap, clean tack sharp image. Construction beyond reproach.

But 5 mortgage payments?.... Not me, Pro's only need apply. They can generate the income to indulge. And make no mistake, this is an extraordinarily self-indulgent and self-referential camera.

88SAL, I have four Leitz lenses and I am jealous!

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2012 at 17:47 UTC
On Leica M-Monochrom preview (449 comments in total)
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liptonius: I am not impressed.
My GF1 brings me just as good pictures with my Nikon 35 F-.1.4 lens.

When someone says, "I could do a better job with a Kodak Brownie", just get up and leave.
- Camera 35 magazine, 1980s.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2012 at 17:45 UTC
On Fujifilm X-Pro1 preview (756 comments in total)
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dmstraton: That's because the RAWs are wrong. You can't have JPEGs that look that much better in the other sample page and then complain that the RAWS are crap. It's BETA, people. It's a new array. You can't have RAWS with worse detail etc than JPEGs - the in-camera JPEGS are incredible. You can't start with mush and poor color and get to incredible...Adobe just has some work to do.

I have used the SilkyPix RAW, reduced all NR and sharpening to 0, exported to TIFF and into Lightroom and - wow! magic! presto! - the images are a ton better than these here.

Adobe will come through, it's in their best interest. I like what I am seeing from my Fuji, versus my other cameras from all the other big brands that start with C, N, and S.

Me too. I am astounded with the jpegs done with the black and white applications. See for yourself... http://johnsmith-johnsimages.blogspot.ca/ . All I want is faster AF and less post shot lag. Otherwise, it's like my film camera whose name starts with L.

Direct link | Posted on May 12, 2012 at 17:42 UTC
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Gadgety: How about a firmware update to silence the criticism of slow autofocus?

Sorry, that wan't meant for you, Alberto. It was meant for Gadgetry.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2012 at 06:07 UTC
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Gadgety: How about a firmware update to silence the criticism of slow autofocus?

How about playing squat tag on a cactus patch, Alberto?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2012 at 05:27 UTC
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UnChatNoir: Clearly the X-Pro1 may not be a winner on this forum even not after this firmware update. Nevertheless, I love to see that the IQ is on par with a D700 or 5D. That it surpasses the M9 in IQ including glass; some finally admit it. I love to see conclusions here and there that the AF-behavior isn't so different from f.i. the 5D MKii. Most mid-class DSLR's btw let you assume it's possible to focus under very low light conditions until the results are being revealed. I love to see how the X-Pro1 allows to pass the magic iso 6400-limit still delivering very exploitable results. Where are the DSLR's that can do the same without colorized noise? The other famous EVIL's? The far overpriced M9's at this point? The truth is this isn't just a camera for the P&S-crowd, gadget freaks or spec-geeks but for true photographers. Most of all, I love to see that Fujifilm is updating firmwares even more then after a year, re: X100. Something again not too obvious for some of the far superior competitors!

The X-Pro1 could take on the D4, D800 and 5D MkIII. It is the M3 of our generation. But that DAMNED AF PROBLEM just drags it down. I put a Kipon M adaptor on my X-Pro1 and shot with a 1974 Tele-Elmarit f2.8 90mm lens. Probably the best and sharpest images that I have ever shot. http://johnsmith-johnsimages.blogspot.ca/2012/04/anastasia-models-tyson-and-anastasia.html . At 6,400 ISO it is like shooting at 400. http://johnsmith-johnsimages.blogspot.ca/ . But the focusing NEEDS fixing!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2012 at 05:25 UTC
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jtwz8975: The updates went great on my X-Pro1. After reading about 1000 forum comments over the last month I have concluded that most of the naysayers out there are arm-chair-generals who have never even held the camera or owned one, (or they're just whiners). AF is a little slow compared to my D700 but only in some situations. I'm sure it will get faster with future updates however in the meantime I have gotten several action shots of my kids after only a days practice. I'm lovin' the IQ on this thing and the lightweight rangefinder handling is so refreshing.

Sorry, but the focusing is dreadful on this camera. I shoot about 100 images a day and I have had focus problems in both AF modes. When it focuses, it is probably the best digital camera ever made, and I am not exaggerating that point. But in a crucial moment, it is scary and not fully reliable. With subsequent firmware updates it will eclipse the Sony NEX series. Until then, potential guarantees nothing.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2012 at 05:17 UTC
On Fujifilm X-Pro1 preview (756 comments in total)

The autofocus seems a bit of a disappointment. Will a firmware update correct this?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2012 at 00:16 UTC as 75th comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm X-Pro1 preview (756 comments in total)
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Ray12666: Cannot wait to see: 1. DPE actual review of a fully functional model with all the details and sample photos. 2. Next reviews here by actual users. 3. Reviews by the pros whom I assume this camera is aimed at.
Desperately hoping that this camera lives up to what it is. This is the first camera I am considering to replace my Contax G2. Replaced my Nikon f4s last year with the Nikon D700 because of all the Nikon glass I had. D700 is a great DSLR IMHO, however it is too heavy for everyday and the G2 is still the travel/vacation camera. Can the xpro replace both???

You are right, milwman, about #2. Especially over a camera that is yet to be released. That said, sometimes we can find some hidden gold in what they say.

So far, my favourite comments refer to the supposed slowness of the AF and the small choice of lenses. Regarding the lenses, sure, there are only three that will be readily available. Few of the complainants have bothered to seethe other lenses down the pike. The autofocus point is yet to be confronted. It may be corrected by firmware updates. We can only speculate at this point.

Oh yes...the price. Yes, it is expensive, somewhat in the region of the Canon 7D. If that is the case, buy a GE X500. It costs $150.00. My what a deal!

And my favourite..."Man is this camera fugly!". Frankly, I don't agree with their point, but hell, what is that to do with the price of eggs in China?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 30, 2012 at 16:01 UTC
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Jogger: This is why FujiFilm is still in business and Kodak is in Chapter 11.

Fuji also has a reputation for their lenses. In medium format, Fujinon lenses rival any of the European lenses. Rumour has it that Fuji has its sites on Nikon as the number two behind Canon. That said, the X-Pro1 may well be the weak link of many new cameras to come. If Fuji makes a full frame with this new non-Bayer chip formation, it will change everything.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2012 at 17:31 UTC
On Replacing my Sony DSC F717 article (2 comments in total)

I am seriously thinking of this camera too. I use Leica M lenses and this seems to be answer. However, it seems the Fuji is offering an EVIL (or HVIL) camera in February. Quality loss is not a problem, it seems, with adaptors of this sort. Keep your powder dry, read as many reviews as you can and give the NEX 7 a test drive at your camera store.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 19, 2011 at 04:54 UTC as 3rd comment
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