Dabbler

Dabbler

Lives in United States Cleveland Heights, OH, United States
Works as a Web Designer
Has a website at www.itinko.com
Joined on Oct 14, 2005

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On article Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review (476 comments in total)
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lacroix75: I love Fuji cameras but I'd rather get a discounted X100s or the heavily discounted X-E2. Maybe it's just me but I never thought that the X10, X20 and X30 line is well positioned in the market at $600. I would consider it for $400 as a travel camera tops but not a penny more.

The XE2 is new and not heavily discounted, you must mean the XE1. But you still have to buy glass and although Fuji lenses are terrific they are anything but cheap. Also you're not going to slip the XE1 with zoom in your coat pocket. My X20 fits my jacket pockets.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 06:34 UTC
On article Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review (476 comments in total)
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Mike FL: For me, an ideal P&S should have:
- Better low-light IQ
- Bright and wider lens
- Small
- Longer battery life (X30 has very long battery)
- Fast start-up time
- One hand operation

...

In what universe is Sony's 1" sensor 200% larger than Fuji's 2/3" sensor?? And the RX100III lens may be slightly wider (4mm) but is 42mm shorter focal length (70 vs 112mm). People who buy lottery tickets don't understand math.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 06:28 UTC
On article Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review (476 comments in total)
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Aroart: I think people should stop talking about cameras they haven't used and use the cameras they own...

You can't just 'jump on 1" bandwagon' . Sony makes their own 1" sensor. Nikon uses Aptina sensor. And Fuji prides themselves on their sensors and the IQ they produce. And the Fuji 2/3" sensor is not less than half the size of a 1" sensor. At least not based on what I learned in elementary school.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 06:13 UTC
On article Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review (476 comments in total)
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Robert Garcia NYC: I don't understand this says it would need a bigger lens for a 1". Sony's are pretty small and very high quality. I don't see why Fuji can't do this.

Sony RX100III only zooms to 70mm. To runout to 112 and have fast aperture the lens would have to be bigger.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 06:07 UTC
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RobertSigmund: I am impressed. With the Sony A 7 S, one can still recognize objects where the others show nothing than mud.
A breakthrough?

Nikon D4s is considered the high ISO leader, why not include that in the test?

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2014 at 14:23 UTC
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Maklike Tier: The Elephant in the room for me, is that the A7 is a $1449 body.....and the 5D MkIII is a $3399 body. Yeah sure the 7S can resolve ridiculously high ISO shots, but in 'normal use' it's no advantage really from where I'm sitting...and it's a $2495 body.

For this shootut, the impressive camera to my eyes is the plain ol' boring ol' A7, punching well above it's weight.

Want.

*edit* Actually I just noticed that the comparo was for the A7R ($2298) DPR, can you add the A7 to this shootout? The 7S is worth the money if you're shooting regularly above ISO51200, but if not, then I'm not sure what the point is. A very specific tool for a very specific job? I'd be less inclined to say that if it could shoot at high ISO with more than a paltry 5fps.

The A7s can shoot 4K video and has a silent shutter. The A7 has both PDAF and CDAF focusing. If it wasn't for the loud shutter I might opt for it but may wait for the next release of the A7 which is sure to have a quiet shutter as so many people complain about it.

The Canon is a much bigger heavier body so not much interest from me.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2014 at 09:31 UTC

I looked at this camera last weekend at my pro shop's open house with a Leica rep present. Impressive build but the menu interface was stunningly bland. It was like playing pong compared to one of today's 3D games. The camera is elegant but the interface is not up to Leica's brand image.

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2014 at 02:45 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply
On article Blood moon eclipse: Night of April 14-15 (64 comments in total)

Tip: move to a city where it isn't 76F today, then a 90% chance of precipitation in the form of snow and freezing rain during the eclipse. Typical Cleveland weather!

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2014 at 22:14 UTC as 10th comment
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Lan: By taking part in the Photoshop Photography Program, do we sign away our rights to any existing standalone versions, or can we continue to use our standalone versions indefinitely alongside this?

Also, any hints at UK pricing?

My CC version of Photoshop killed my CS6 license because I used the discount .. which is probably interpreted as an upgrade.. wish I hadn't done that.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 00:33 UTC
On photo DSC_0044 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (4 comments in total)
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petepictures: All images are on 200 or 250 ISO. Were are the high ISO ones?

Please be sure to include some high ISO in dark scenes, a lot of testers think shooting high ISO in normal scenes suffices but the results are very different when there are lots of dark regions in a scene.

Thanks!

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 20:36 UTC
On a photo in the Nikon Coolpix A review samples sample gallery (4 comments in total)
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petepictures: All images are on 200 or 250 ISO. Were are the high ISO ones?

Please be sure to include some high ISO in dark scenes, a lot of testers think shooting high ISO in normal scenes suffices but the results are very different when there are lots of dark regions in a scene.

Thanks!

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2013 at 20:36 UTC
On article Tamrac Evolution 9 Photo Backpack Review (106 comments in total)

These two level bags never have enough space on the bottom and too much space on the top. If you're just trying to carry camera gear, e.g. not overnight camping etc then I would rather have more camera body/lens storage up top.

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2013 at 18:29 UTC as 22nd comment | 1 reply
On article Adobe's Fujifilm X-Trans sensor processing tested (138 comments in total)
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Kinematic Digit: Some improvements from what I've seen so far on one of my toughest reference images I use to compare. The Watercolour effect (colour smearing) is much improved. Details is still lower than competing products like Capture One and SilkyPix. More testing to do and will publish my own results against the rest.

Thanks for continuing your tests of the X-Trans. It appears to me Capture One still produces the best results, especially with regards to details. I think in most cases I would be satisfied with LR 4.4 results especially if I was planning to use LR plugins such as NIK or Topaz.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2013 at 15:24 UTC
On article Capture One Fujifilm X-Trans Raw support tested (211 comments in total)
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ELLIOT P STERN: adobe to big to care?

The Silkypix that ships with Fuji is not based on Silkypix 5, its based on v3.x. Silkypix 5 Pro is a much improved product although still awkward compared with Adobe. I've found for sharpness the free SP is better than ACR but I like what I see in C1 7.0.2 Final and its much easier to use than SP with more better features.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2013 at 14:09 UTC
On article Capture One Fujifilm X-Trans Raw support tested (211 comments in total)
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Sgt_Strider: So can one safely say that the C1 software is the best for X-Trans sensors at the moment?

Have Adobe even acknowledged that their converter needs improvements? I wonder if they'll put in the effort to produce better results for X-Trans sensors going forward?

To get the best details you have to use something like Silkypix or CameraOne Pro. Adobe LR4.3 doesn't process RAW details and sharpness nearly as well.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2013 at 21:33 UTC
On article Hands-on with Nikon V2 (455 comments in total)
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kucink132: for the sensor size, the body isn't that small, combined with sensor size, its a big meh. sony nex offer smaller body, far bigger sensor, yeah sure sony lenses sucks, but the body is great for small legacy lenses. M4/3 offer greater lenses selection, and sensor are bigger too. to say that sensor size isnt everything, yes, its true like saying money isnt everything.

With the 30-100mm lens you get 270mm equivalent, imagine how big that lens would need to be on a NEX. I have both and carry the long lens on the V1 and the 24mm Zeiss on the NEX.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2012 at 23:13 UTC
On Connect post Connect contest winner announced! (44 comments in total)

EXIF? What's the story behind image?

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2012 at 19:30 UTC as 27th comment | 7 replies

iPhone??

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2012 at 14:54 UTC as 5th comment
On article Accessory Review: Manfrotto 294 Carbon Fiber Tripod (50 comments in total)

Tough room..

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2012 at 10:20 UTC as 8th comment
On photo Oh No! in the anxious challenge (8 comments in total)

Awesome shot! That's gotta hurt... aww, he'll probably just walk it off..

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2012 at 23:38 UTC as 6th comment
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