JasonC66

JasonC66

Lives in United States Chicago, IL, United States
Works as a Software Engineer
Joined on Sep 28, 2011
About me:

Awesome Wife Kim and dog Walter. Software Engineer.

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cariarer: I'm browsing through the comments and I'm finally no longer able to keep my peace. All that is wrong in todays world is the impression of entitlement. Seriously. Fuji made a brilliant camera with a pro level price tag. People bought it for what it was. It's not perfect and it will never be. A modern digital camera is not a piece of wooden carving that is simply done at some point. It's complex technologie. Go and complain to God about all the bugs in the human body! Fuji put's a lot of thought and effort into it's gear and they really, really care. And all you nay sayers got to do: Oh, that's how it should have been from day one! You sold me a beta version! Were you not able to use it? Didn't it do what it is supposed to do from day 1? Be greatful for what you get as a gift, instead of believing you're entitled to the perfect product. It doesn't exists! It's just a path of improvment. There is no finish line. Things getting better all the time, but it will never be perfect.

In reply to @The Name is Bond.

I was quite happy with my X-T1 that I got as soon as Amazon US started shipping them.

Read the review here, DPR liked it too.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 19:17 UTC
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Peter Bendheim: It's feels a bit like the Fuji equivalent of "I replaced my 5DM2 with a 5DM3" except it cost me nothing. Fuji took a class act and made it way better. For those of you who are so quick to say it should have been like that on day 1 - if you recall, the XT-1 has had hundreds of great reviews and opinions from Day 1. It's not like it was bad and they made it good. More like it was innovative and darned good from day one and they just made it better.

I couldn't agree with you more! Love my X-T1.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 19:09 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T1 Review (656 comments in total)
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mainvision: I have just taken possession of my new camera - very nice, but don't expect to use it with an iPhone if you value your sanity - the feedback I left in the app store: "You buy the lovely Fuji X-T1 and you want to connect to your iPhone or iPad. Your manual tells you that you need the Fujifilm Camera Remote. You install it and select your camera in wifi settings, as directed. There are four panels on your iPhone screen: Remote Control, Receive, Browse Camera, Geotagging (because the camera has no GPS, in this day and age…) It works about right once you manage to connect, but if you want to change from one panel to the next, you have to disconnect, then go back to your iPhone wifi settings, reconnect laboriously by going through settings in the camera ... Once you’ve done it a few times, you come to the conclusion that the app is worse than useless and you forget it to preserve your sanity..."
Has anybody had a better experience with this aspect?

I got the app as soon as I got the camera too. It does have some issues connecting some times, but the Geo Tagging feature is great IMHO. I can GEO tag when I choose to. I have also not had a problem connecting an ipad Air 2 in order to receive photos from the camera which is great to get a bigger view before I get home for RAW post.

Give the application a second chance.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 17:21 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T1 Review (656 comments in total)
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DynDasE: I am really interested in buying this camera, but would it be the time because it is already a year old. Should I wait for newer model?

I would not hesitate. I got mine soon after they were released and am very happy with it. It is a great shooting experience using this camera. Also the Fuji lens line up is great with great glass.

Also they have worked with Lightroom and resolved the early problems since LR 5.7.

Fujifilm has offered firmware 3.0 which was great and later this month firmware 4.0 will be released for free which will again add usable new features to this model.

I say go for it, as the person above said there will always be a new model coming out, and that won't stop this X-T1 from making great photographs.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 17:10 UTC

I really like my F-stop gear. I have a Tilopa that I last used on a 7 day photo tour and I have a Kenti that works as a smaller day trip backpack.

They are well engineered and rugged, and have padding in all the right places. Unlike @BigShooter I have never had a problem ordering from them. I have also returned an insert for the Tilopa that just didn't fit my needs and my credit card was credited quickly.

Link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 17:14 UTC as 10th comment
On article Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers (227 comments in total)
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stevo23: Geez, just the photo of the lens on this page is gorgeous. Makes me want to get into Fuji.

I have the XF: 14, 23, 35, and 56 and they are all top quality. Fujifilm Fujinon are very nice prime lenses.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2015 at 15:22 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers (227 comments in total)

I have been waiting for this lens since it was added to the road map and just put in my pre order at Amazon.com. I cant wait to see how it will improve wide field astrophotography moving from the X-T1 and XF14mm F2.8 and shooting wide open at F1.4!

Sweet.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2015 at 15:19 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
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paul simon king: why nothing from RRS?

@Mark Banas I take back my comments about this round up. I've seen the tripod round up's and missed RRS in them, and missed you Battle of the titans and decided to throw 2 cents into the comments... I'm a daily reader but somehow missed your Battle of the titans 10 ball head round up that did include the RRS BH-55. It's a long and well done piece of writing.

I must have struck a nerve or something since you actually took the time as a DPReview contributor to roll your eyes at some nobody member.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 03:26 UTC
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paul simon king: why nothing from RRS?

I agree, RRS should be included in this comparison as well as the tripod round up done a little while ago. RRS is all USA made and perhaps the ultimate equipment. I love all of my RRS equipment. That said it is Very Expensive and perhaps why it is not included. That however is not a good excuse to leave it out...

...guys the RRS BH-55 is the best, but it costs three (3) times second place, so since not many will buy it, lets not include it...

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 03:12 UTC
On article Travel tripods: 5 carbon fiber kits reviewed (93 comments in total)
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JasonC66: Nice job on a thorough review! Although I wish the Really Right Stuff TQC-14 would have been included. It's about $1100 USD and does not fold to 180 degrees for storage, but I think that is a misleading attribute. These tripods seem to need to remove the head for storage, which is a pain. The TQC-14 collapsed with head on is less than 21" and 3.3 pounds total; this is a travel tripod.

I have a TVC-33 with a BH-55 head and the TQC-14. They are excellent quality, and have never failed. Yes they are expensive, but in this case IMHO you get what you pay for. I would have enjoyed seeing Mark's opinion on the Really Right Stuff TQC-14 in this comparison although there are many single reviews of this tripod on the Internet.

Thanks for pointing that out. I attempted to edit my comment shortly after posting, but for some reason there is no edit available??. I see that some can do this. I like the way the Gitzo folds up. Is this true for all of them? If so that could save you 4 to 5 inches when folded compared to the RRS TQC-14, and I can see that this is a benefit.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 17:28 UTC
On article Travel tripods: 5 carbon fiber kits reviewed (93 comments in total)
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MayaTlab0: Thanks a lot for these reviews. I've been using for a long time tripods I inherited from my grand-father - needless to say I needed an update regarding current tripod designs and this provided a little help.

Google for Thom Hogan tripod article. It's a quick read and may save you money in the long run.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 15:47 UTC
On article Travel tripods: 5 carbon fiber kits reviewed (93 comments in total)
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Funkyd3121: $800.00 for a tripod??? You are kidding me. Never!

Derouyag, sometimes you get what you pay for, and that seems to be the case with tripods and heads. Thom Hogan has an excellent primer on tripods and anyone looking for one should seek out that article which is easily found by Google. Once you buy a quality tripod, you will have it forever. I'm certain that is the case with my Really Right Stuff equipment.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 15:39 UTC
On article Travel tripods: 5 carbon fiber kits reviewed (93 comments in total)

Nice job on a thorough review! Although I wish the Really Right Stuff TQC-14 would have been included. It's about $1100 USD and does not fold to 180 degrees for storage, but I think that is a misleading attribute. These tripods seem to need to remove the head for storage, which is a pain. The TQC-14 collapsed with head on is less than 21" and 3.3 pounds total; this is a travel tripod.

I have a TVC-33 with a BH-55 head and the TQC-14. They are excellent quality, and have never failed. Yes they are expensive, but in this case IMHO you get what you pay for. I would have enjoyed seeing Mark's opinion on the Really Right Stuff TQC-14 in this comparison although there are many single reviews of this tripod on the Internet.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2014 at 15:33 UTC as 24th comment | 3 replies
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n8gray: Wtf? Where is Aperture?

I'd like to try Aperture, but that will cost me $80. What will it do for me that is better than Lightroom 4+?

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2013 at 03:25 UTC
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n8gray: Wtf? Where is Aperture?

From my MacBook Pro... I use Lightroom 4 on this and a Windows 7 machine. This was a review of 'Cross Platform" Raw converters. Also have to say since Aperture does not have automatic lens correction, I'm not sure it is in this class.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2013 at 02:40 UTC
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