Evan Effa

Evan Effa

Lives in Canada Victoria, BC, Canada
Works as a Anesthesiologist - MD
Has a website at eheffa.zenfiolio.com
Joined on Jan 22, 2003
About me:

gear:
Canon 1DsIII, 5D, 15mm FE, 17-40L, 24-105L, 50/1.4, 70-200/2.8 IS, 100-400 IS, Sigma 150 Macro, 1.4TC etc.

Comments

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On L1000092-acr photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

Hmmm,

Not so impressive with all the CA here...

The Fuji 18-55 is significantly better than this at a fraction of the price.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2014 at 21:06 UTC as 2nd comment

These are Wonderful Images.

'nuff said.

-evan

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2014 at 20:51 UTC as 21st comment
On Fujifilm firmware attempts to fix X10 white discs article (264 comments in total)
In reply to:

Jmmg: BTW, came back from Mexico with kids and all the pictures with sunshine on water in the ocean were ruined...all 175 shots BAD! I am PisX.....selling it right away, half price anyone want it contact me!

@Jmmg,

The whole point in this exchange is to determine if all X-10 sensors show this WOS the same way. If not, then those with a more affected sensor should be able to get Fuji to replace their defective samples with a new one. Keep your image samples next time & take it back to Fuji.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 12, 2012 at 20:06 UTC
On Fujifilm firmware attempts to fix X10 white discs article (264 comments in total)
In reply to:

ktzuguttenberg: I photographed several days here at the Baltic Sea in the blazing sun:

no ORBS!

see these samples & tell me how they are ruined by the orbs...
http://eheffa.zenfolio.com/p1065922716

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2012 at 19:57 UTC
On Fujifilm firmware attempts to fix X10 white discs article (264 comments in total)
In reply to:

Jmmg: BTW, came back from Mexico with kids and all the pictures with sunshine on water in the ocean were ruined...all 175 shots BAD! I am PisX.....selling it right away, half price anyone want it contact me!

@Jmmg:
Would you like to see some samples?

See Here:
http://eheffa.zenfolio.com/p1065922716

I do see the odd white Orb in these images, but you really have to be looking for them & if they were a real problem, I could get rid of them in Photoshop.

Could you show us a few samples of how your entire vacation album was ruined by the x-10?

-evan

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2012 at 19:25 UTC
On Fujifilm firmware attempts to fix X10 white discs article (264 comments in total)
In reply to:

Jmmg: BTW, came back from Mexico with kids and all the pictures with sunshine on water in the ocean were ruined...all 175 shots BAD! I am PisX.....selling it right away, half price anyone want it contact me!

@Francis Carver.
Are you this polite in real face to face exchanges or just on-line?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2012 at 17:45 UTC
On Fujifilm firmware attempts to fix X10 white discs article (264 comments in total)
In reply to:

Jmmg: BTW, came back from Mexico with kids and all the pictures with sunshine on water in the ocean were ruined...all 175 shots BAD! I am PisX.....selling it right away, half price anyone want it contact me!

Jmmg,
(I recently took mine on a hotspot vacation & had no problems photographing the sun on the sea etc. so maybe some samples are defective.)
You should return the camera to Fuji with samples & ask for a replacement or a repair.
-evan

Direct link | Posted on Feb 11, 2012 at 15:40 UTC
On Fujifilm firmware attempts to fix X10 white discs article (264 comments in total)

Update:
I have found a few more Orbs in my images that I never noticed before.
(Now I won't be able to sleep knowing they are there... ;-) )

Seriously, none of these orbs have much impact on the images where they show up. They seem to be rare & somewhat haphazard as to when they show up.

This issue needs some perspective. This is a point & shoot with generally great IQ. It's not perfect but it's pretty darn good, all in all. If I am doing some serious night photography, and going out with a tripod to take long exposure night scenes, I will take my 1DsIII. If this is your only camera, & nightscapes with bright lights are an important part of your repertoire, maybe this is not the camera for you.

-evan

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2012 at 22:39 UTC as 37th comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm firmware attempts to fix X10 white discs article (264 comments in total)

As a happy X-10 owner, I only became aware of this issue through the mention of it in the firmware update notes.

I am a pretty picky user & have been quite delighted with the image quality and handling of this little camera. I have been reviewing my images to try and find examples of this Orb effect but have only found one example of trivial significance in several thousand images - (many with loads of specular highlights that should show this effect).

I have lived through the pain of a defective sensor design. (My D200 had very significant banding & it drove me crazy.) I wonder whether some samples are more affected than others. In my case, the X-10 is a great little camera & nicely complements my SLR's (5D & 1DsIII). I will not be looking for an upgrade anytime soon.

-evan

I should note that I only shoot A-mode RAW and EXR High DR mode - is that why I'm not seeing much of this?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2012 at 18:50 UTC as 43rd comment
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