beckmarc

beckmarc

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Any improvement in Fuji x-pro 1 support?

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2012 at 00:04 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On Phase One releases Capture One Pro v7 article (99 comments in total)

Any news on RAW Fuji x-pro 1 support?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 25, 2012 at 22:19 UTC as 26th comment | 3 replies
On Phase One releases Capture One Pro v7 article (99 comments in total)

any news on fuji xpro 1 support for RAW files? the website still has it as not supported but I am not sure which version of the software this is referring to.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 12:25 UTC as 49th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 Hands-on Preview preview (626 comments in total)

This looks like a fantastic camera. I can't wait to try one. To all the trolls below it is FULL FRAME! There is nothing like this on the market at this cheap price point

Direct link | Posted on Sep 26, 2012 at 22:13 UTC as 109th comment
On Photokina 2012: Fujifilm Stand Report article (26 comments in total)

any new medium format or 35mm film cameras?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2012 at 14:56 UTC as 8th comment
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nicolaiecostel: I know I will sound like a bit of an ignorant, but how is Leica still going ? I know that for a company to survive, it must have big sale values, albeit at high prices. I mean, Pentax sells loads more than Leica but it still went bust a few times. Who buys these overpriced allmost-one-offs, in such large quantities so that a company cand afford to pay the personell, invest in R&D and so on ?

Less is more!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 22:16 UTC
On Canon EOS 6D preview (1035 comments in total)
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D1N0: specs look a little better than the d600 to me 1/8000 more bracketing and wifi and gps.

The canon website says it is only 1/4000 of a second :( max shutter speed.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2012 at 10:58 UTC
On Just Posted: Hands-on Nikon D600 preview article (376 comments in total)
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DStudio: It will be interesting to see how well this price tag works - this was about the max I figured they'd go. After seeing Sony's price for the A99, and thinking about the realities of the value of the dollar to the yen, I realized there was no way they'd be down near the $1500 price some had hoped for. The higher prices in US$ we're seeing for many cameras and lenses are not merely fickle decisions by Japanese camera makers - unfortunately, they reflect the realities of a devalued dollar and an economy that's worse than many Americans want to admit.

But back to the photographic side, it's great to see Nikon make full frame now accessible to a larger audience - it will be interesting to see how the competition prices similar products during the next year.

Imagine what the price would have been in $US at the exchange rate of 5 years ago. The only upside is maybe Nikon will open a factory in the US. Low dollar, large recovering(ish?) economy, should help get prices down for the US market at least.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2012 at 11:54 UTC
On Just Posted: Fujifilm X-E1 hands-on preview article (277 comments in total)

looks like a great camera. I can't wait to try it out

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2012 at 05:10 UTC as 77th comment
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slncezgsi: I have just read the short review of DP2 Merril from Steve Huff - really pity that the performance (apart from IQ) so bad is. The IQ is really amazing (just keep it under ISO 800). But yes - even for the IQ itself the camera is tempting.

I have a feeling sigma lacks the resources to fully exploit the foveon sensor technology. That is they don't have the cash to design the other technology to make the dp series better all round cameras

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2012 at 22:17 UTC
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mosc: Is anybody else struck by the similarities in light gathering between the RX-100's f4.9 equivalent and the DP1m's f4.2 at 28mm? Except one is physically much smaller, zooms, costs less, etc. I doubt the sensor is better in the Sigma at ISO 1600+ either. Doubt we'll see a multi-shot-and-merged low light mode. In low light, it's out done by a cheaper ZOOM!

Sigmas dp series cameras are specialised cameras which are not designed to be good all round cameras. Clearly an Sony RX100 is a much better all round camera. The sigma is best bought as an extra camera to use along side your other kit and shoot with it in the right conditions

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2012 at 22:11 UTC
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topstuff: 40mm is a lovely length on FF.

Pop that puppy on a 5D series camera ( classic, 2 or 3) and you would have a relatively compact camera with amazing IQ.

Nice to see Canon copying Pentax !!

Cool another film eos user I can't wait to use it on my Élan 7NE and my eos IX APS film SLR!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2012 at 09:54 UTC
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wlachan: 600EX + ST-E3-RT for $1100? Is Canon insane?

The pound and the euro have also crashed against the yen and other currencies. Some countries in Europe are effectively bankrupt but are (quite rightly) being propped up to prevent them from dragging the rest of Europe down with them. The Uk has made many positive steps to get out of the mess they are in but they are still in real trouble. No one wants to buy pounds or euros hence the currencies has lost up to 50% of their value compared to some currencies. A low pound, euro and US dollar will help the respective countries recover by discouraging people from buying luxury imports like cameras and buy locally made products. Hence if the low dollar and pound continue you might find companies setting up again to make cameras and cars in the US and UK etc because in terms of the Yen it is cheaper.

Please no more complaints about pricing. Expensive Japanese camera gear is the price you are paying for the economic mess your respective countries are in.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 13:53 UTC
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wlachan: 600EX + ST-E3-RT for $1100? Is Canon insane?

No the US dollar has crashed in value. The government is printing money to keep the economy afloat - that does terrible things to the value of the currency. The up side is Canon may decided to make cameras in the US as it would be a lot cheaper then Japan etc.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 09:06 UTC

According to the website it is E-TTL II and E-TTL compatible so it should work with older EOS film and digital bodies. That is what I like about the EOS system you can have the last digital body but still use your older film bodies with the same lenses and flashes etc. Great News

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 09:02 UTC as 29th comment
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pingshakl: Finally there is factory radio wieless flash. Pocketwizard is dying....

According to the canon website it is ETTL-II and ETTL compatible. No mention of A-TTL

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 08:57 UTC
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pingshakl: Finally there is factory radio wieless flash. Pocketwizard is dying....

Can this new flash be used on older EOS film and Digital bodies with ETTL or A-TTL or is it E-TTL II only. I have on older Elan 7NE film body which is actually ETTL II but I am keen on buying a EOS 3 or IV which are only E-TTL

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2012 at 08:32 UTC
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