Yanko Kitanov

Yanko Kitanov

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One idea: Buy an old, used 1950-1970s Leica or similar strap - used and looking just as good. You can find them cheaper and with a history of someone else suffering from it LMAO. If you want an non-practical strap be a real hipster!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 08:39 UTC as 70th comment
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Iamnotarobot: Sorry to be blunt, but why would anyone buy a strap that is sold under a name of a person who takes mostly mediocre pictures.
If it was someone from Magnum Photos... then it would be a different story...

That is why he branded it Henri as in HCB.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 08:32 UTC

Mind that it is better not to wear such straps over leather or woolen materials - such clothes wear out from the friction with a robust leather strap.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 08:30 UTC as 71st comment | 1 reply
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Matt1645f4: Does It have in body image stabilisation, if not, no purchase for me I'm afraid

Oh the Super-Bigma - looks like built at a Soviet ballistics company. :-D

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 15:42 UTC
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Matt1645f4: Does It have in body image stabilisation, if not, no purchase for me I'm afraid

On the topic of stabilizing cameras and old masters: Have you ever imagined how "granddad" Josef Sudek managed to work with a huge LF camera and an old wooden tripod given his weak an small body and single arm....heroic.
http://cdn.shutterbug.com/images/styles/600_wide/public/Josef-Sudek_0.jpg?itok=lF_l8gjt

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 11:15 UTC
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Snapper2013: Can't wait for the review.

I believe this should come as the new reference camera in the test shots.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 11:04 UTC
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Matt1645f4: Does It have in body image stabilisation, if not, no purchase for me I'm afraid

@luben solev - Of course you are right - he was joking.

I just had to share the new description for a tripod - "out of body image stabilization" or OBIS :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 11:02 UTC
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Matt1645f4: Does It have in body image stabilisation, if not, no purchase for me I'm afraid

Nope, only out of body image stabilization :)
Just imagine the size of the body if a sensor of such size should have the needed allowance to float in several axis

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 10:20 UTC
On article Pocketable APS-C: Fujifilm X70 real-world samples (240 comments in total)
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Yanko Kitanov: Why so few low ISO samples and so many ISO400 and ISO800 samples shot at lightning conditions allowing to freely use a lower ISO..
The camera is looking good.

Thank you Barney! Please post more low ISO samples from RAW if possible. This camera seems to have NR gradually stepping in even at RAW level as in other Fuji cams, it is interesting to see some detail at base ISO, thank you!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 21:58 UTC
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Yanko Kitanov: It IS the old a6000 sensor just "rewired" to support the higher read-out speeds needed for 8 fps. The improvement in light gathering will be comparable after lab tests but most probably it will be very marginal.

The area reported is not for the middle layer but for the sensor as a whole. To quote myself as it seems that your prefer writing to reading - the new AF and microlenses have different area so there is no way the two bundles will match.
I dislike your humor but to finish the whole story - I prefer restaurants - give the sandwich to the janitor when you see him for more technical inside on sensor area. I am done with you mate.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 21:55 UTC
On article Pocketable APS-C: Fujifilm X70 real-world samples (240 comments in total)

Why so few low ISO samples and so many ISO400 and ISO800 samples shot at lightning conditions allowing to freely use a lower ISO..
The camera is looking good.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 20:12 UTC as 53rd comment | 4 replies

Beautiful!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 20:07 UTC as 38th comment
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Yanko Kitanov: It IS the old a6000 sensor just "rewired" to support the higher read-out speeds needed for 8 fps. The improvement in light gathering will be comparable after lab tests but most probably it will be very marginal.

Ever heard of active pixels vs total pixels? Ever thought about that the new phase detection AF and lenses have different active area? I am sure you did not. Send my greetings to the janitor please!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 20:06 UTC
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Yanko Kitanov: This video is outrageously awful.

Good resolution and colors.

Terrible drum rehearsal sound - confess who of you guys is trying to play or likes someone trying to play the drums.... ;)

Even worse constant camera shaking

The worst of all - the curve or the contrast setting used that makes the video look really poor and terrible. You shot with much higher than needed contrast or using some S-curve in really challenging DR conditions for a video - often more than 30% of the frame are blown highlights and blown shadows.

You could do much better sample video obviously. I would be really upset with this "anti-marketing" if I was Fuji or Amazon - this video is not making them sell more X-Pro2 but less...

I agree guys! Just one thought.
Ray Charles said - you gotta learn to sing correctly before you can allow yourself to go off key deliberately with an artistic purpose. As this is not an artistic project or a movie but just a sample from a nice new camera I believe the guys from DPR (who I do respect and thank for all the work done) should have kept it more simple.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 12:15 UTC
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Yanko Kitanov: This video is outrageously awful.

Good resolution and colors.

Terrible drum rehearsal sound - confess who of you guys is trying to play or likes someone trying to play the drums.... ;)

Even worse constant camera shaking

The worst of all - the curve or the contrast setting used that makes the video look really poor and terrible. You shot with much higher than needed contrast or using some S-curve in really challenging DR conditions for a video - often more than 30% of the frame are blown highlights and blown shadows.

You could do much better sample video obviously. I would be really upset with this "anti-marketing" if I was Fuji or Amazon - this video is not making them sell more X-Pro2 but less...

@HB1969.

I thought that Spielberg is a director and not a tripod or an exposure guide.

I thought he is not the one that holds the camera steady or the one that has to teach exposure to his cameramen :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 11:40 UTC

This video is outrageously awful.

Good resolution and colors.

Terrible drum rehearsal sound - confess who of you guys is trying to play or likes someone trying to play the drums.... ;)

Even worse constant camera shaking

The worst of all - the curve or the contrast setting used that makes the video look really poor and terrible. You shot with much higher than needed contrast or using some S-curve in really challenging DR conditions for a video - often more than 30% of the frame are blown highlights and blown shadows.

You could do much better sample video obviously. I would be really upset with this "anti-marketing" if I was Fuji or Amazon - this video is not making them sell more X-Pro2 but less...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 09:33 UTC as 66th comment | 11 replies
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Yanko Kitanov: It IS the old a6000 sensor just "rewired" to support the higher read-out speeds needed for 8 fps. The improvement in light gathering will be comparable after lab tests but most probably it will be very marginal.

@coolowski - Imagine it like a sandwich.
The top is updated - the phase detection AF has become monstrous.
The middle is the main one - it is the imaging capture part of the sensor. This part is THE SAME as in a6000.
The bottom part is where the so called wiring is and it is updated too which is needed to support faster and longer burst rates and 4K video, it will also deliver some MARGINAL improvement due to the lower noise introduced by the new type of wiring and some more photon capacity(questionably).
Cheers!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 08:36 UTC
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Yanko Kitanov: It IS the old a6000 sensor just "rewired" to support the higher read-out speeds needed for 8 fps. The improvement in light gathering will be comparable after lab tests but most probably it will be very marginal.

You are very wrong that the a6000 is an underperformer at high ISO.

Let me explain - The a6000 DxO tests score of 1347 is higher than almost any other 24MP camera (Canon 760D, Nikon D5300, Pentax K-3 II, etc) all have lower high ISO scores at DxO and actually did perform worse in terms of noise in my own experience too, which is even more important to me.

AT LEAST one stop difference between a6000 and a6300 is impossible and the lab scores will confirm that. It is a pity that there is no DxO test for the Fuji so that it shows you that it is not 1 stop better but worse than the a6000 in raw SNR

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2016 at 18:32 UTC

It IS the old a6000 sensor just "rewired" to support the higher read-out speeds needed for 8 fps. The improvement in light gathering will be comparable after lab tests but most probably it will be very marginal.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 19:11 UTC as 27th comment | 9 replies

If it is not a "full color" sensor it is not big news.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 19:05 UTC as 16th comment
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