rallyfan

rallyfan

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On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (237 comments in total)
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rallyfan: I suspect a used X10 would be a more reasonable proposal given the high pricing of this, and the modest IQ.

As to the layout and controls, we are rapidly approaching the stage when neither will have any sort of context, in that generations of photographers are coming that will have never used "classic" controls and will have never used a film camera.

This is great news, because we'll finally break free of the "film" mentality and move forward. The nostalgia is not just pointless, it's counter-productive at times.

Anybody here work as an X-ray tech, an orthopedic, or a radiologist? Do you miss the days of developing and fixing X-ray film and autorads? Do you wish you could get the "feel" and "control" back today, or would you rather use a modern interface and have your patients get their results instantly, with the possibility of further analyses using a computerized interface? Hm...

Why are photographers still stuck when everyone else that uses imaging isn't? Must be hobbyists.

I suspect your comment about separating retro styling from tactile utility may have merit. However, I think the best button may be no button, since a display with icons can be made to generate contextual menus etc. This gets back to people hating contextual menus of course.

If contextual menus are the answer to getting us closer to "one tap, and YOU ARE DONE!" then so be it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2015 at 21:39 UTC
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (237 comments in total)
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rallyfan: I suspect a used X10 would be a more reasonable proposal given the high pricing of this, and the modest IQ.

As to the layout and controls, we are rapidly approaching the stage when neither will have any sort of context, in that generations of photographers are coming that will have never used "classic" controls and will have never used a film camera.

This is great news, because we'll finally break free of the "film" mentality and move forward. The nostalgia is not just pointless, it's counter-productive at times.

Anybody here work as an X-ray tech, an orthopedic, or a radiologist? Do you miss the days of developing and fixing X-ray film and autorads? Do you wish you could get the "feel" and "control" back today, or would you rather use a modern interface and have your patients get their results instantly, with the possibility of further analyses using a computerized interface? Hm...

Why are photographers still stuck when everyone else that uses imaging isn't? Must be hobbyists.

The retro styling and characteristics aren't necessarily an issue in and of themselves; however, everything on a camera costs money. For $X, given the choice between retro aesthetics and a larger sensor, or retro aesthetics and better WiFi implementation, etc., I think we could be better served going with those other items.

Why not have one of the retro buttons initiate a sequence of events that would backup the image, send a copy to the client, and let the camera show me a paypal (or other) receipt on the screen? (This would resemble a mobile phone...).

The best camera is... no camera. We're stuck with cameras for the time being if we want images. While we're still stuck with cameras though, why not make them more effective and more direct? To me, "direct" doesn't mean having dials; "direct" means "single action results in backup/image sent/payment received/wham bam thank you, ma'am you're done!"

The closer we get to not even needing a camera to do these things, the better IMO.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2015 at 21:36 UTC
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (237 comments in total)
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electrophoto: I used to own the X10 - and quite liked it... always felt, that at the time it came out it was one of the best compacts on the market - a striking balance between size, external controls and good enough IQ - but times have changed and there's not really anything that tempts me with the X30.
When I need a compact I take my LX100 - which is only slightly larger than the X30 - and neither is truly pocketable so it's less off an issue anyhow.
The LX100 does everything the X30 does including a decent EVF but with a much larger sensor, nicer lens (at least for my needs) and a good bit of traditional / external controls. And the price isn't that far off either.

Or if I wanted it even more compact the RX100Mk3 is a tempting offer too...

If fuji would have at least put in a 1" sensor.

I think a similar cam, at a slightly lower price, with the larger sensor would be much more compelling.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2015 at 20:40 UTC
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (237 comments in total)
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rallyfan: I suspect a used X10 would be a more reasonable proposal given the high pricing of this, and the modest IQ.

As to the layout and controls, we are rapidly approaching the stage when neither will have any sort of context, in that generations of photographers are coming that will have never used "classic" controls and will have never used a film camera.

This is great news, because we'll finally break free of the "film" mentality and move forward. The nostalgia is not just pointless, it's counter-productive at times.

Anybody here work as an X-ray tech, an orthopedic, or a radiologist? Do you miss the days of developing and fixing X-ray film and autorads? Do you wish you could get the "feel" and "control" back today, or would you rather use a modern interface and have your patients get their results instantly, with the possibility of further analyses using a computerized interface? Hm...

Why are photographers still stuck when everyone else that uses imaging isn't? Must be hobbyists.

"Artiste" is correct. I leave it to you -- since you admit to having leisure time -- to look up the etymology and origins.

There is no answer to my last question. The reason may be that we're wasting time with "retro" cams and not actually moving forward as a result.

To be fair, Fujifilm have released some very significant offerings in the past, and their current range is generally quite good. This one is expensive, and has moderate IQ; however, it's got "retro" looks and is attracting attention as a result.

Would the cam get the same attention if wasn't retro? Is this then a case of form over actual function?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2015 at 20:24 UTC
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (237 comments in total)
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rallyfan: I suspect a used X10 would be a more reasonable proposal given the high pricing of this, and the modest IQ.

As to the layout and controls, we are rapidly approaching the stage when neither will have any sort of context, in that generations of photographers are coming that will have never used "classic" controls and will have never used a film camera.

This is great news, because we'll finally break free of the "film" mentality and move forward. The nostalgia is not just pointless, it's counter-productive at times.

Anybody here work as an X-ray tech, an orthopedic, or a radiologist? Do you miss the days of developing and fixing X-ray film and autorads? Do you wish you could get the "feel" and "control" back today, or would you rather use a modern interface and have your patients get their results instantly, with the possibility of further analyses using a computerized interface? Hm...

Why are photographers still stuck when everyone else that uses imaging isn't? Must be hobbyists.

@ b craw: "Your commentary belies the full latitude of options that might be desired in a 'creative' process. And your analogies of other imaging technologies ignores the obviously more narrow imperatives of those contexts."

Those other tech have contexts that aren't narrower; they're absolutely vital. We need more autorads and medical imaging than we need "artistes" wandering around with dials and buttons, generating "fine art" and shooting images of bowls of fruit... Where it matters, where something improtant is actually on the line, we've moved forward and have left "retro" behind for good.

For photography specifically though, here's my question: Why hasn't anyone come up with a way for me to take an image, send one copy to storage, and another copy directly to the office? Right now? In real time?

Where is the camera that lets me to backup, process, send, and get paid with the press of a single icon on a screen? Emphasis: Get paid, now. Dials and "retro" aren't doing this.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2015 at 19:36 UTC
On X-Transformed? Fujifilm X30 Review article (237 comments in total)

I suspect a used X10 would be a more reasonable proposal given the high pricing of this, and the modest IQ.

As to the layout and controls, we are rapidly approaching the stage when neither will have any sort of context, in that generations of photographers are coming that will have never used "classic" controls and will have never used a film camera.

This is great news, because we'll finally break free of the "film" mentality and move forward. The nostalgia is not just pointless, it's counter-productive at times.

Anybody here work as an X-ray tech, an orthopedic, or a radiologist? Do you miss the days of developing and fixing X-ray film and autorads? Do you wish you could get the "feel" and "control" back today, or would you rather use a modern interface and have your patients get their results instantly, with the possibility of further analyses using a computerized interface? Hm...

Why are photographers still stuck when everyone else that uses imaging isn't? Must be hobbyists.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2015 at 17:29 UTC as 4th comment | 12 replies
On Lytro opens an interactive studio in Tokyo article (45 comments in total)

Any news about whether they are planning a Lytro studio in Kampala?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2015 at 03:58 UTC as 14th comment

I'm skeptical about high(ish) ISO and shadow details.

Hopefully the next generation will improve these two issues.

For now it's a very competitive product though. Size is good.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 16, 2015 at 16:10 UTC as 3rd comment
On World Press Photo revokes prize from Giovanni Troilo article (100 comments in total)
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Esign: Fake or not, doesn’t matter att all, as long as the picture is fit for use and reinforces the story. If not, don’t use is, even if it's NOT "fake".

Monkeys are a paraphyletic group for reasons with which I won't bore you. In any case, hominoids (chimps, humans, and so on) are not monkeys, but rather apes.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2015 at 04:57 UTC
On A Compact PEN: Olympus Stylus SH-2 Hands-on article (150 comments in total)
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arrow501: F3.0-6.9 *sigh*
No EVF *sigh*

I agree. This is a stylistic exercise and it can't make phone calls. I'll reserve final judgment until I see actual photos from a site etc. but so far, meh...

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 18:00 UTC
On A Compact PEN: Olympus Stylus SH-2 Hands-on article (150 comments in total)
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arrow501: F3.0-6.9 *sigh*
No EVF *sigh*

Straw man argument; a flaw in logic.

You probably know I never said every camera should have a full frame f/1.2 lens and all made of the same quality to the same budget {SIC}.

Since only you have made this statement, there is nothing for me to be wrong about.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 17:24 UTC
On A Compact PEN: Olympus Stylus SH-2 Hands-on article (150 comments in total)
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arrow501: F3.0-6.9 *sigh*
No EVF *sigh*

All of you sighing: Is it your breeding season?

OP is generally correct, the camera will be limited in specific ways. Whether other cams are also limited is irrelevant, inasmuch as we aren't discussing other cams -- the site is trying to sell THIS one in this instance, so we're discussing THIS one.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 17:02 UTC
On A Compact PEN: Olympus Stylus SH-2 Hands-on article (150 comments in total)
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rallyfan: TL;DNR

For that much money it needs to be much thinner and it needs to make phone calls. Lollipop 5.0 supports raw. Olympus are behind. Fail.

I don't see a problem with your stance against price drops in practical terms because I suspect the seller will simply accept the difference as a donation. Example: If you insist on paying $400 for this when it's priced at $300, pass a $100 bill to the employee at the counter in addition to the $300 for the item and you'd be good to go. No problem.

The real issue I'd like to see discussed is low light performance. I know P&S have come a long way but the last Oly I tied to use in low light was a letdown. Maybe this'll be better.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 17:01 UTC
On A Compact PEN: Olympus Stylus SH-2 Hands-on article (150 comments in total)
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rallyfan: TL;DNR

For that much money it needs to be much thinner and it needs to make phone calls. Lollipop 5.0 supports raw. Olympus are behind. Fail.

I'm almost certain of this also. It'd be a different consideration entirely if the price were $100 lower. Plus in all fairness the presence of this product in the market may spur other makers to follow suit, and that'd probably result in further price drops.

I'm always for price drops.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 15:55 UTC
On A Compact PEN: Olympus Stylus SH-2 Hands-on article (150 comments in total)
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rallyfan: TL;DNR

For that much money it needs to be much thinner and it needs to make phone calls. Lollipop 5.0 supports raw. Olympus are behind. Fail.

You sound... well, let's call it "challenged." Sorry.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 14:34 UTC
On World Press Photo revokes prize from Giovanni Troilo article (100 comments in total)
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munro harrap: Faking the film of the Moon landings was necessary because in those days there was no way to get a good enough signal back to Earth.

Think how bad mobile coverage is now at times- and it uses satellites in space.

So, according to this idea they went, but the photographs and the filming was done on Earth, so that we would have something good to look at, at the time. It worked, looked really good and everyone was happy.

As a kid I was thrilled, just like in the movies!!

But you cannot be allowed to get away with it in photographs, because evidence depends on facts, not facts modified or fabricated. Press pictures are EVIDENCE, to get which men risk their lives frequently, so he is definitely NOT worth a prize at all.

Given the tech they had at the time they did a great job with the photomontages and videography. The Arizona desert has never looked better.

It's no different to what this guy here has tried to pull off; however he got nailed and he doesn't have NASA money to pull wool over people's eyes. NASA on the other hand apparently have people actually still convinced -- amazing and discouraging but sheeple will believe almost anything.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 14:01 UTC
On World Press Photo revokes prize from Giovanni Troilo article (100 comments in total)

Like Gertrude said, "The lady doth protest too much, methinks..."

So far all we've got is a non-native English speaker and a bunch of moon landing victims.

Get real.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 13:56 UTC as 3rd comment
On A Compact PEN: Olympus Stylus SH-2 Hands-on article (150 comments in total)

TL;DNR

For that much money it needs to be much thinner and it needs to make phone calls. Lollipop 5.0 supports raw. Olympus are behind. Fail.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 13:53 UTC as 30th comment | 6 replies
On World Press Photo revokes prize from Giovanni Troilo article (100 comments in total)
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Papi61: Quite ironic that a western press association takes someone's prize for not being entirely honest. Directly from the people who literally manufacture news every day...

I'd not go that far. English may not be OP's first language. OP isn't wrong at all about the Western press, either; simply about what constitutes irony.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 08:01 UTC
On World Press Photo revokes prize from Giovanni Troilo article (100 comments in total)
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APenza: He can always be a cameraman for Bill O'Reilly.

Let's hope so, because dimwitted liberals certainly have not made life more tolerable for anyone so far.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 03:42 UTC
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