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BelePhotography

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On Sony: An eye on focus article (763 comments in total)
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Just a Photographer: Not to be crude but eye-focus in the newly 4.0 firmware of the Fuji X-T1 and the X-T10 is much better implemented and always correct.

This Sony knock off sort of works but has a lot of misses looking at the video.

actually we're already discussing an issue with the eye detection on the fuji forums. the auto detect always focuses on the far eye - not the closest eye. this wouldn't be so bad, but it requires deep digging in the menus to change to left- or right-eye focus. for the video above - application would have been similar. where it gets tricky is where your subject starts twisting his/her head. this related to the new 4.0 firmware of course

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 14:45 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (544 comments in total)
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Lakeview Man: To the writer of this article, Dan:

You wrote this about autofocus: "From my field testing so far, I have not seen any real noticeable improvement in this department, compared to other Fujifilm cameras."

This is strange. On the updated X-T1, which now has the same system as X-T10, it is improved a lot.

I tried the X-T1 in pretty difficult backlighting conditions - dark clothed people riding wakeboards behind a boat me being on the boat. It was spot on pretty much all the time with the 50-140. Facedection matters - as does your powermanagement settings and the size of your tracking zone (best kept big so part of the AF is always PDAF). My only concern is that when you turn CH on and continous focus - you are limited to the mid PDAF sensor for tracking and focus. This means no off center focusing. Also the continous focusing behaviour is a bit strange as I think you've noticed by your comment Rishi - one has to trust the system and shoot even if it seems things are out of focus - might be the lag time. I was suprised to see that pictures were sharp most of the time where I had a feeling they wouldn't be. All in all - once you know the quirks - this is the best AF I have seen so far on a mirrorless - beats Oly OM-D 1 in my opinion. Sony might be faster but has other quirks :)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 05:27 UTC
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jaxson: Great to see this. Sensor tech hasn't improved dramatically in the last 5 years, and much of the development is software based nowadays. We learn things as we go and it's great to see a company bundling up what they know now and making this available to owners with earlier models.

The 'why wasn't it there from the start' comment is naive and borderline plain stupid, given we haven't mastered time travel and all yet.

Good on Fuji I say, and other companies would do well to take note.

Pentax seems an obvious one to me. Their bodies have had sensor shift tech for years, so they should be able to enable the new high res shooting mode on pretty much their whole line up, for example...

Sony too, given your A6000 doesn't have the high quality video modes of the A5100 for example, or a level for that matter, assuming the gyro hardware is present for that one...

sensor tech hasn't improved in 5 years?? of course it has. how many cameras 5 years ago were capable of 4k video rendering? how many could compute 200mb of data per second? moores law is not dead yet. we still see processor power growing double about every 2 years. but I do agree with software gaining more and more importance. some of these software improvements rely on the new processing power though.
also agree that the "from the start" argument is really a stupid comment. most owners knew what they bought from the start and are now happy to receive a better camera,

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 05:16 UTC
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MariusM: Where is the love for us X-E2 owners?

fuji has already stated they will bring a new firmware to the xe-2, largely due to the requests of the users. since this decision has just been made there's been no comment on which features will be backported and when the firmware will be released. as there are differences in handling some adjustments will have to made, but with the same processor and sensor, lots of code reuse should be possible and we can expect an update this year from what I've understood.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 30, 2015 at 05:04 UTC
On Otus Readings: the Zeiss 85 F1.4 Otus Comparison article (223 comments in total)
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steelhead3: Interesting to go to the Dickson"s scene and looking at how moire is rendered. The way I understand, the sharper the lens, more moire and conversely the higher the resolution, less moire can be expected. The target in the center with the otus and its great contrast is in stark contrast (pun intended) to the 2 cheap lenses.

was just looking at the same thing. the canon has it's resolution working against it here though it's horrible to be honest :) as actually more resolution = more potential for moire

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 12:57 UTC
On Video Overview: Leica Q article (161 comments in total)

I had the chance to try one out yesterday in the local shop. I must say, it's a beauty. I know a lot of people are not going to want or need this. That's fine, those who do - know why.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 14:58 UTC as 12th comment
On Video Overview: Leica Q article (161 comments in total)
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Mathias Japri: Why no 35mm??????? cropped 35mm??? zzzzzzz.....

It has 50 mm - a 8MP 50mm not enough for you? ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 14:56 UTC
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1273 comments in total)

AF sensitivity improved? 14-Bit RAW available? Missing data in the specs.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 18:13 UTC as 299th comment
On Das ist Güt: Hands-on with the Leica Q article (63 comments in total)
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WoodWorks: Oh for God's sake...Güt?! Do you think umlauts are cute or something? Stüpid!

Being "Swiss" - I find it hüre güt! Hop Schwiiz!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 14:24 UTC
On Getty Images announces Instagram Grant post (30 comments in total)
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papa natas: The proposition must be vague, but the hidden intention is clair:
Another contest to make people send their best images, that will become Instagram's property for future uses.
Ask Sony.

@djm99 - these terms and conditions are nothing more than the proof that our legal system hasn't caught up with our digital reality. fb and all other have to put this wording in there, because they are in physical possesion of your images. copyright remains with you in all cases - APART from competiitons, where the rules usually state that you give the organizer COPYRIGHT to your pictures. There's a big difference between that and letting FB/Instagram backup your pictures to keep the service online.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 08:10 UTC
On Getty Images announces Instagram Grant post (30 comments in total)
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papa natas: The proposition must be vague, but the hidden intention is clair:
Another contest to make people send their best images, that will become Instagram's property for future uses.
Ask Sony.

actually - the owner would probably be Getty Images in this case..

Direct link | Posted on May 9, 2015 at 13:03 UTC
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Tunkel: Downloaded to my Mac and it runs for all of 1/10 second - just the splash screen... then its gone... :-(

You really have to sign out and in of the Creative Cloud App (preference tab) - it has to do with the reapplication of licences as Lightroom CC is a new product. It is working for 95% of us. Reallly silly process Adobe introduced here. It's a one off thing, but pretty annoying until you find it. It should have forced that logout during the install process.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 07:10 UTC
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panos_m: It seems that I will need a new operating system (64bit) also. As I read somewhere there is no 32bit version anymore :( True?

pretty sure your computer can handle 64-bit, anything else would really surprise me.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 19:43 UTC

great stuff - now it only needs to work (2h into the troubleshooting)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 21, 2015 at 18:42 UTC as 120th comment
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (228 comments in total)
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PascallacsaP: Just wondering DPR: is there really no hood supplied?

sad of Fuji, but yes it is an extra,

Direct link | Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 05:49 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (228 comments in total)
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Neil-H: As soon as I saw the name "Fuji" I knew it was gonna be at least a grand.....

I didn't want to go there, but it still seems people forget to include all parameters when discussing DoF. This lens focuses at 15cm, that gives it a rather large magnification (for a wide angle lens) and with that comes a shallow depth of field - actually a total of 44mm! The same focusing distance on a FF it would yield a dof of 28mm. Now the problem is that both Nikon and Canon 24 1.4 have a focusing distance of 25cm which gives them a depth of field of 83mm (hmm, almost double that of Fuji). So in reality even for shallow DOF work this lens is better than the Canikons. It beats them both ways - boyaah! ;-) (http://www.dofmaster.com/dofjs.html)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 09:26 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (228 comments in total)
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vesa1tahti: A good choice to photograph auroras. But op. temperature -10 degrees Celsius only... In winter, the lens ought to operate in temperatures - 25 Celsius or even in that colder circumstances. In Finland.

I actually used the 10-24 on my X-E2 in -30 celcius to capture auroras - no issues at all. Just be careful when bringing the camera back into the warmth of your cabin and let it warm up slowly :) but yes - this should be a great lens for that application!

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 09:07 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 16mm F1.4 moves from roadmap to retailers article (228 comments in total)
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wootpile: While I applaud the quality of Fuji's lenses, I can't see the benefit of 1.4 in a wideangle. Perhaps someone can explain how a ultra fast wideangle that is heavier, larger and more expensive makes any sense as a photographic tool.

A 2.2 lens would have cost half, been substantially smaller and been easier for Fuji to achieve optical results from...

fairly simple, all about lowlight usage. this isn't about shallow depth of field, although with 15cm focaldistance the magnification factor should be enough to achieve some pretty nice dof as well.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2015 at 05:16 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (651 comments in total)
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Davidbailey: Shutter speed of 32000 of a second and if you set it in the menu to es + ms. It automatically changes from mechanical shutter to electronical from 4000 onwards. So you can still use the flash upto 4000. Awesome free update.

ever heard of highspeed sync?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2015 at 15:22 UTC
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Kuivaamo: Funny! Just yesterday I started looking at getting Office 365 for the 1Tb storage, and actually installed the OneDrive app and started some uploading tests with the free 15Gb you get without any paid subscription.

This announcement is likely to push me over the fence, even though 1Tb would have been enough to back up all of my current image files. Very nice to have room to grow.

I just wish the OneDrive app could just upload the existing folders on my external 3Tb drive without duplicating the files in the OneDrive folder. To make use of e.g. 5Tb of cloud storage with any convenience, one also needs 5Tb of free hard disk space, and this is a bit of a problem for me.

I understand it differently "If you choose to stop syncing folders on your Mac, they'll be deleted from the OneDrive folder on that computer, but they'll remain in OneDrive." " If you choose to sync only some items, new items you add to the OneDrive folder on your Mac will sync to OneDrive, but items you add to OneDrive from the website or other devices won't be synced to your Mac unless they're in the folders you chose to sync". Isn't that what you desire?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 3, 2014 at 10:09 UTC
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