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Olympus E-450
Fujifilm X100
Fujifilm X20
Fujifilm HS50EXR


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On Miggo Strap and Grip review article (85 comments in total)

What a cool idea. I've got to have one of these! ...said no one ever.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2014 at 04:35 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply
On Nikon Df preview (2817 comments in total)

It's like a Ford Pinto with Cadillac trim. I think I like it. No, maybe I don't. Yeah, it's retroishly eye catching. The more I look at it, the more my eyes hurt. The all black version disguises a lot of the ugly. I think the bottom line is, if I won it in a contest, I'd probably like it. Maybe.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 04:40 UTC as 1001st comment

Regardless of political leanings, this was still a fascinating tour and gorgeous photography. Nobody gets to see a lot of what North Korea looks like. I thank Aram Pan for the glimpse. Of course there's abject poverty and of course a country like North Korea doesn't want it seen. However, this is a start. A small sampling of a tightly restrictive, closed society. I applaud Mr. Pan.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 00:24 UTC as 15th comment
On 10 Photo Editing Programs (that aren't Photoshop) article (352 comments in total)
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borisz: I would also recommend the lesser known, but very good Zoner Photo Studio Pro (actually ver. 15), quite similar to ACDSee

...and there's always the venerable - still free - FastStone Image Viewer. Still very popular, still very underrated, still quite powerful and still feature-rich.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2013 at 01:02 UTC
On Fujifilm adds further functions with X100 firmware v1.20 news story (119 comments in total)
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Style: Bravo Fuji!!

Wow. Add me to the impressed category. I never really had a big chip on my shoulder about the performance or menu system on the X100, so this firmware update really impresses me. First thing I noticed was a much more responsive - and accurate focus - especially in macro. I love being able to assign functions to fn & RAW. My X100 has always taken great photos, albeit a challenge to get them. This latest firmware revision seems to make it much less of a challenge. Thanks, Fujifilm.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 23, 2012 at 02:03 UTC
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pastorthomas: Fujifilm cameras are not worth fussing over. The SD15 is another fine example why Fuji doesn't make cameras for ease of use. They make them to get you to think that you don't know jack about how to use a camera. The SD15 was really frustrating to use. Not consistent with its exposure, and yes, you had to process all the images to get anything out of the camera. Now comes this Fujifilm FinePix x100 camera that wasn't made for ease of use, even though it's basically a point and shoot camera. There is no rhyme with the reason why they have done some of the things that they have done with the new x100. It will sell only because it is nostalgic not because it is a good camera. Put a high price tag on anything and people will think that the product must be good. But then the saying goes, "there is a sucker born every day," and Fujifilm is banking on that with this camera.

Despite listing every "con" imaginable, there is one thing the X100 does and that's producing gorgeous images. Since released, I've looked through hundreds and hundreds of images posted by X100 users and the eyes don't lie. It is what it is. If you want it, get it. If you don't want it, don't get it. No need ridicule Fujifilm or anyone who gets an X100.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 9, 2011 at 02:52 UTC
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