Craig Atkinson

Craig Atkinson

Lives in United Kingdom United Kingdom
Works as a Artist, publisher, lecturer
Joined on Jan 25, 2010

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On CP+ 2014: Fujifilm shows new 50mm teleconverter for X100S news story (183 comments in total)
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Fimmos: Could someone who has the wide angle converter state how this afects the optical viewfinder,I imagine there's no set of framelines that are there awaiting this new field of view.

well yes, but theres no icon or red light to say 'YOUVE NOT SWITCHED ME ON'. Its surprising how easy it it to forget.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 16:42 UTC
On CP+ 2014: Fujifilm shows new 50mm teleconverter for X100S news story (183 comments in total)
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arhmatic: Why is the guy playing with the camera in the last shot wearing white gloves?

what colour would you have worn?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 08:39 UTC
On CP+ 2014: Fujifilm shows new 50mm teleconverter for X100S news story (183 comments in total)
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Craig Atkinson: Nice. There are too many options now. Fuji systems are well priced but you lose the small size of the x100s. X100s has lens modules but you loose the quality / bokeh to an extent of the xpro...

Wish Ricoh would reinvent the GXR with apsc / ff 24mp.

at present in the uk, an xpro1 with 18mm and 35 or 60mm is £899, same price as the x100s. I don't like the 18mm really but that's a cheap kit I reckon! Not used the XA.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 08:06 UTC
On CP+ 2014: Fujifilm shows new 50mm teleconverter for X100S news story (183 comments in total)
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Fimmos: Could someone who has the wide angle converter state how this afects the optical viewfinder,I imagine there's no set of framelines that are there awaiting this new field of view.

the pain is that when these things are attached, you have to go into the menu to tell the camera it is so. It's very easy to forget to do and as yet there is no warning to tell you to do so, the camera keeps working, then after shooting you realise and go nuts.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 07:46 UTC
On CP+ 2014: Fujifilm shows new 50mm teleconverter for X100S news story (183 comments in total)

Nice. There are too many options now. Fuji systems are well priced but you lose the small size of the x100s. X100s has lens modules but you loose the quality / bokeh to an extent of the xpro...

Wish Ricoh would reinvent the GXR with apsc / ff 24mp.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 14, 2014 at 07:44 UTC as 61st comment | 2 replies
On CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Sony a6000 news story (99 comments in total)
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Vlad4D: Looks much bigger in those small hands :)
That's how full frame NEX supposed to look like :)

looks like one of those silly samsung things

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 08:02 UTC
On CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Sony a6000 news story (99 comments in total)

Does it still sound like someone being slapped when you take a picture? Being slapped by normal sized hands I mean, not the ones in the picture above.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2014 at 07:59 UTC as 32nd comment
On Fujifilm X-T1 images added to studio test scene news story (66 comments in total)
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TakePictures: Looks great, as we have come to know from Fuji. For me, however, AF speed is going to be the decisive factor.

Weird isn't it. A new camera and every time people are cheering or slating. I like Fuji, and I'd chose the xt1 over a dslr simply because I want something to have with me. Really though, any camera; is it not about the fun of taking pictures? I rate Fuji lenses. The 23 and 35 are fantastic. Adobe are releasing a new lightroom which addresses their slowness in adapting to their sensors...ah can't be bothered. Get a disposable film camera and take some photos!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 09:06 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R real-world samples gallery news story (125 comments in total)
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Clint Dunn: Awesome looking lens but why oh why couldn't Fuji build a lens hood along the lines of the one for the 35mm 1.4....smaller and metal. I realize the hood needs to be a bit bigger for the 23mm but this thing is a monstrosity.

My guess is they'll be selling one soon

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2013 at 22:14 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R real-world samples gallery news story (125 comments in total)
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Jogger: I dont understand why you need to pull the focus ring forward to engage MF.. on my Nikkors, if you want MF override you just turn the focus ring. Why did they make the lens more complicated than it has to be.

it's a nice feeling switch though.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2013 at 16:13 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R real-world samples gallery news story (125 comments in total)
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Craig Atkinson: it's a fine lens - I find at f.4, the x100s is sharper but at f.2 the 23mm if miles ahead. Shame there's no way of adding an auto ND kind of like the x100s but more like the Ricoh GR.

agreed. The lens is a beautiful one but to my mind the only advantage it has over the x100s is the DOF control. The general IQ, overall doesn't warrant the lens. The lens is cheaper than the x100s of course, but it needs putting on something, and an ND filter, and a protective filter, and a bag...At present I have both, but can't keep both. Tricky decision!

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2013 at 15:37 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R real-world samples gallery news story (125 comments in total)
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evandijken: But that price...!!

no chance of the same bokeh, if that's your thing, but the x100s is a joy to use, more so than the ILC fujis, in my opinion.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2013 at 15:34 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R real-world samples gallery news story (125 comments in total)
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Jogger: I dont understand why you need to pull the focus ring forward to engage MF.. on my Nikkors, if you want MF override you just turn the focus ring. Why did they make the lens more complicated than it has to be.

you pull it forwards to engage AF

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2013 at 14:41 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R real-world samples gallery news story (125 comments in total)

it's a fine lens - I find at f.4, the x100s is sharper but at f.2 the 23mm if miles ahead. Shame there's no way of adding an auto ND kind of like the x100s but more like the Ricoh GR.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 9, 2013 at 12:15 UTC as 33rd comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm X-E2 Preview preview (454 comments in total)

x1002 with full frame sounds nice

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 05:29 UTC as 143rd comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm XQ1 Preview preview (161 comments in total)
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Craig Atkinson: I'd like to see this against the GR

yes I imagine it would, at 28mm, but would like to see how much better because the zoom and extra wide might be a decent trade off.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 05:25 UTC
On Fujifilm XQ1 Preview preview (161 comments in total)

I'd like to see this against the GR

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 05:04 UTC as 67th comment | 5 replies
On Ricoh GR firmware version 2.03 now available news story (19 comments in total)

The crop modes are handy but it really reduces the pixel dimension of the image. I like using it as a test, to check which focal length would have worked best for a certain situation, having used only 28mm for many years.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 4, 2013 at 06:23 UTC as 14th comment
On iPhone 5s Studio Comparison article (263 comments in total)

I think really lab shots are useless with mobiles. No one should be encouraged to pixel peep with these cameras, not yet anyway. These are fun cameras for snapping your kid emptying a plant over your wife or similar. iPhone is good, I find id faster than the rest to access camera and shoot. The metal volume buttons as a trigger is good too. I'm sure there are other better phones I've not used.

That said, I'll keep pixel peeping at your pictures.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2013 at 05:11 UTC as 74th comment | 1 reply
On iPhone 5s Studio Comparison article (263 comments in total)
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Studio3Jim: Apple gets the press because they started the whole so-called smartphone thing. And somehow what a bunch of needy fanboy photographers think is somewhat less the zero interest to them.
That said I've had dozens of cell phones since the mid eighties and every iPhone since the first. And no other electronic device I've ever owned has had such amazing resale. And my iPhone 64Gb 5c will likely not break my resale streak.
Can any other cellphone model or digital camera for that matter claim as much???
We know the answer. And for now that's why they're the single largest selling individual models made. Worldwide.
Move on. Please.

that's true. Nokia used to make the 7*** series which were smartish too! Resale of Apple is good though, otherwise I'd probably hop to the other.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2013 at 05:09 UTC
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