Matt1645f4

Matt1645f4

Lives in United Kingdom Somerset/Dorset, United Kingdom
Joined on Mar 28, 2011

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On article Field Test: Brad Puet and the Fujifilm X-T10 (119 comments in total)
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Marksphoto: I can print this size prints from my old 8mp Rebel xt, especially at 200 iso, what's the point? 5 mp is enough for 24"x36" print, I have even printed downscaled to 3mp with no problem...

Here are the real issues with the xt10

1. no touch screen so that you can tap the screen where you want to focus and the shot is taken at the same time. I am serious, this is perhaps the most important feature that fuji is missing. Canon had this feature on it's DSLR line up on my 70d and fuji doesn't have it on a "mirrorless". Do not buy this camera until this feature is available or you will regret it!!!

2. The only reliable focusing is the center focus, everything else is a hit and miss, meaning you can't rely on features such as face recognition to always work so I default to center focus and reframe and ignore the rest of the focussing features, biggest disappointment for pro work.

3. colors are dull, at least compared to my Canon 5d mk2 colors.

nice glass though...

Dull colours, I've used most cameras due to working in a camera shop and Fuji colours are not Dull and i have to say Canon produce the dullest in my opinion, although the glass being used will affect that.
As for touch screen i've never found it useful, i have largest hands and unless i use a stylus pen or similar its impossible for me to focus on what im aiming for and the Fuji motion tracking is the best i've used.
I completely agree with you on Fuji glass though, it is some of the best i've used along with some of Canon L lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 13:35 UTC
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Average User: The article was very interesting and informative. Thanks a lot. Happy Sony is making this run at excellence. Looking forward to the ratings these lenses get at dxo.

Dx0 is a waste of space there figures are meaningless. Try finding a Fuji sensor or lenses to begin with.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 08:55 UTC
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sh10453: Thanks Richard, good information, but I have a question?
Why would a bald man stand next to the HAIR and make-up sign? :-)
Cheers!

They need more makeup to reduce glare of their heads.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 08:52 UTC
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bgbs: Currently only Nikon has proven that its lenses last forver, because it never changed its mount.

Pentax lenses can be used on cameras older than canikons offerings.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 08:48 UTC
On article Field Test: Brad Puet and the Fujifilm X-T10 (119 comments in total)
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Marksphoto: I can print this size prints from my old 8mp Rebel xt, especially at 200 iso, what's the point? 5 mp is enough for 24"x36" print, I have even printed downscaled to 3mp with no problem...

Here are the real issues with the xt10

1. no touch screen so that you can tap the screen where you want to focus and the shot is taken at the same time. I am serious, this is perhaps the most important feature that fuji is missing. Canon had this feature on it's DSLR line up on my 70d and fuji doesn't have it on a "mirrorless". Do not buy this camera until this feature is available or you will regret it!!!

2. The only reliable focusing is the center focus, everything else is a hit and miss, meaning you can't rely on features such as face recognition to always work so I default to center focus and reframe and ignore the rest of the focussing features, biggest disappointment for pro work.

3. colors are dull, at least compared to my Canon 5d mk2 colors.

nice glass though...

what a load of BS.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2015 at 10:49 UTC
On article Field Test: Brad Puet and the Fujifilm X-T10 (119 comments in total)
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vesa1tahti: In many messages, people are reminiscing film times. Fuji films were excellent, but their time is over now. 'Film simulation modes' may be interesting for those who remember the film photography in general. Those modes don't have any meaning in today's and future cameras (or at least the names of modes ought to be changed to be relevant for younger photographers, too).

I think this is one of the most ridiculous comments ever made about film simulation and the fact you made it means youve missed whole point of the product and the modes. I guess you think also that retro styling is pointless and a modern futuristic design is better?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 29, 2015 at 10:31 UTC
On article Gear of the Year Part 4: Dale's pick - Samsung NX1 (407 comments in total)
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Artpt: Wonderful camera but certainly a discount needed given its uncertainty. More concerning is the fact that Best Buy a local store here in the States does not carry that the camera in any stores in any state.

I can't see Samsung ever returning to the Camera industry as they have a very short fuse and seem to demand quick results and have no loyalty to its customers and deserve none back. Will be hard if not impossible to trust them in the future.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 13:41 UTC
On article Gear of the Year Part 4: Dale's pick - Samsung NX1 (407 comments in total)

Great Camera wasted and Killed off by Samsung at the first hint that it doesn't sell enough units. Was a priced to high and not promoted enough in Europe. A real shame.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 13:15 UTC as 107th comment
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Intermittentoverexposure: Hurray! A FF DSLR that would have been cutting edge 7 years ago. Now it arrives, and everyone is moving away from clunky old mirror boxes.

Shame Pentaxs Mirrorless are the complete opposite.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 17:50 UTC
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Intermittentoverexposure: Hurray! A FF DSLR that would have been cutting edge 7 years ago. Now it arrives, and everyone is moving away from clunky old mirror boxes.

Thats what nice we all have a level and choices we can make for what best for the individual, i love my Fuji XT1 yes it didn't compete resolution wise with my Pentax K3 but for me the overall appearance was nicer and liked the retro styling and dials. And the Oly with Panasonic 100-300 wont give me the same quality but for bird watching and identification it will help greatly and i get extra reach for a smaller package. I wich Pentax had made a APSC sized mirrorless other than the Marc Newson design missed the point of the market by a mile although as a tool it did prduce great images.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 10:42 UTC
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Intermittentoverexposure: Hurray! A FF DSLR that would have been cutting edge 7 years ago. Now it arrives, and everyone is moving away from clunky old mirror boxes.

As long as a camera has a EVF of decent quality any camera in the right hands will produce excellent images. It's a very easy trap to fall into of buying and upgrading to more and more pixels and bigger better faster lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 1, 2015 at 09:48 UTC
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Intermittentoverexposure: Hurray! A FF DSLR that would have been cutting edge 7 years ago. Now it arrives, and everyone is moving away from clunky old mirror boxes.

Just sold my last Pentax K3 and lenses. For me in this day and age weight and portability wins. Would of loved this camera 2 years ago but my style and way of working has evolved and smaller cameras work for me.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 30, 2015 at 22:20 UTC

Shame good camera and Optics just think the biggest issue with Samsung Mirrorless is all the models under NX1 have no view finder was always why i never purchased one. At ;east Fuji is still around :)

Direct link | Posted on Nov 27, 2015 at 14:05 UTC as 93rd comment
On article Nikon announces development of flagship D5 DSLR (442 comments in total)
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RodluvanII: 24Mpx

CALLED IT!

42MP from Sony

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 12:55 UTC
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sapporodan: So to appeal to a wider audience they remove the two features that would appeal to a wider audience?

Its about getting back to basics, I could never justify the cost of one but its more appealing with out video for myself just as the mono version is more appealing.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 12:45 UTC
On article 2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $800-$1200 (156 comments in total)

No fuji cameras? Bit of a farce with out them

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 08:15 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon D7200 Review (618 comments in total)
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Sorin Vacaru: I am using your own camera comparison tool to compare the D7200 against the cameras you state are equal or better (NX-1, a6000, 7DMII). Almost without exception, they are ONLY better in the video category.

Frankly, I personally do not give a .... ..... about video. The only thing that I could wish for in addition to the current features is the 91K sensor and maybe the higher ruggedness of the 7DMII. Otherwise, the D7200 is the perfect crop sensor camera for stills.

I think what annoys me is classic ergonomic designs are being lost to help improve the controls for video features, If you make a one Device does all like with a Mobile phone it will become a jack of all trades that masters none. This applies to lenses and camera bodies but also memory cards, Software etc. This makes it all cheaper for manufactures but the consumer is left with products that are sometimes inferior for its specific task but also more exspensive than it might not need be.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 4, 2015 at 21:43 UTC
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2124 comments in total)
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Johannes Zander: I'll buy a Sony a7R II after the next review/preview/roundup/hands-on...

So will the Pentax D-FF as it's supposed to have the same 42.5mp Sensor

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2015 at 16:20 UTC
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Photoman: Can I back order my 1,024 MP camera now?!

I'll take two one for wildlife one for macro

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2015 at 20:56 UTC

Given this announcement this might be interesting to read:

http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/latest/photo-news/canon-is-working-on-a-120mp-dslr-60383

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2015 at 19:53 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
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