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On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (627 comments in total)
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Quentin Feduchin: I liked the X100 very much; I love my X100s which I consider a lifetime camera where I am concerned, being 73.
Not that I expect to cark it any time soon, but having used many cameras in the past 60 years, I believe it almost succeeds as a watershed.
Yup, no doubt the T model gets better stuff in it, that's to be expected. There will always be something better, or something extra in the newer model. But I doubt that I'll upgrade for a long time, if only because as a pensioner I don't need to waste the money, but mainly because the S model is so damned good.
Also the attitude that this is a 'poor man's Leica' is a poor attitude. My brother owns an equivalent Leica M model and he hugely admires the FujiFilm unit.
Finally I am very gratified that FujiFilm periodically upgrade their firmware; rather as Microsoft has done with the XP OS, until it was finally just too darned old..

I'm a few years behind you, Quentin, but I agree completely. My X100S is the camera they'll be prying from my cold, dead hands! And we now have word Fuji will be upgrading the electronic shutter and the film simulation modes in the S. Good company.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 02:13 UTC
On Photokina 2014 Interview: The Fujifilm X100T article (26 comments in total)

I don't see the value of this. His forte is obviously not presentation. He's probably fine at standing there answering questions and carrying on conversations with people. He missed the most important feature when talking about the viewfinder -- the combining of EVF and OVF providing a focus preview focus box -- this is probably the most distinguishing feature of this camera from the X100S. And finally, the woman holding the microphone could not look more bored.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 01:57 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On Week in review: Photokina is in the air... article (62 comments in total)
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RichRMA: It's going to be a dead, dead, dead show if you into cameras. However, if you want phones, TVs, etc, it should be good.

Yeah, that Canon 7D2 won't be any news at all!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2014 at 04:11 UTC

Nothing more than glorification of war and war machines.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 10, 2014 at 17:58 UTC as 20th comment | 7 replies

Sounds like major league BS to me.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 04:18 UTC as 125th comment | 2 replies

“The whole point of taking pictures is so that you don’t have to explain things with words.”

-Elliott Erwitt

That's what I thought when I saw these images several years ago when I worked in prisons and wrote about them. They could just as well be night shots of oil refineries out on the plains. Hardly seems a good way to "illuminate" the prison disgrace of the U.S.

However, I'm not surprised it's coming from an "editor" for whom I have such low regard. And yes, you don't have to remind -- that's MY opinion (as is everything else I've ever said in my entire life!).

Direct link | Posted on Mar 24, 2014 at 00:41 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On Behind the scenes: Garry Winogrand at work article (52 comments in total)
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RobertSigmund: I knew this movie. A pity he died so early. Maybe because of his big fat belly! :-(

He died of cancer.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 17, 2014 at 01:25 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1656 comments in total)

"A camera for all weather?" Or just a silly, ignorant headline?

If there are no weather-sealed lenses available, why would anyone ask if it's a camera for all weather? Or, can I use it without a lens?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 01:09 UTC as 87th comment | 3 replies
On AP cuts ties with Pulitzer-winning photographer article (167 comments in total)
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cmosse: Its also known that the famous Robert Capa Spanish Civil War "falling soldier" photo is a fake

Please stop spreading this nonsense. Capa had talked about exactly how he took that picture.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2014 at 14:59 UTC

"...at a price rather lower than the camera manufacturers' equivalents."

It's just "lower." What's the "rather lower" claptrap?

I think what you really want to say is that it's significantly lower, but your ad sales people will not tolerate that. And you can't bring yourself to go with the simple and straightforward, "at a lower price." So you make yourself feel better with a silly and superfluous "rather" tossed in.

I'd rather read honest copy.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2013 at 14:48 UTC as 16th comment | 7 replies
On Photographer turns camera on teenage 'freighthoppers' article (189 comments in total)

The power of a camera and someone who sees things! No wonder people get afraid when they see someone with a camera!

Direct link | Posted on May 3, 2013 at 03:04 UTC as 58th comment

Nothing like a pedestrian "street photography" piece to provide a good spike to the traffic line.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2013 at 20:34 UTC as 82nd comment | 1 reply
On The Pod in the 100 Years From Now: A Dark Future (b&w) challenge (7 comments in total)

Great image -- nice to see some other folks recognized how good it is!! Congratulations.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 18, 2012 at 21:26 UTC as 3rd comment
On Time magazine showcases Top 10 photos of 2012 article (147 comments in total)
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coudet: Typical - 80% of the pictures show human suffering.

"If it bleeds, it leads." Journalism is about drama, not happy days.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2012 at 17:03 UTC
On Photo contest: Enter for a chance to win $5,000 article (130 comments in total)
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aardvark7: You couldn't make that £5000 could you? I mean, you were British once...

I had no idea this ragtag bunch had $5K they could just give away. What a surprise! I always saw this as a little shoestring operation.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2012 at 02:41 UTC

What is a "consumer-facing photographic company"?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2012 at 20:14 UTC as 73rd comment | 3 replies
On Evolution of an image article (123 comments in total)
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aardvark7: With regard to aesthetic merits, each to his own and one can't argue.
As to success, that goes hand in hand with individual taste too.

However, the essence of this article seems to have been missed by all but one who commented.

The author talks of perserverance and illustrates that by mentioning the number of visits to a site. To me, this is not perserverance, but rather making use of the opportunity.

99.9% of all photographers will not have the luxury to make such trips, even if they had the desire. It may be too expensive or they have other calls on their time. It is simply not an option and the only way they get 'the shot' is by lucky chance of being there at the appropriate time in the first place.

Any time the subject comes up as to the most important thing in photography, I always say 'Opportunity' and this article demonstrates exactly that.

Give most the opportunity and even a basic camera and there would be bucketloads of quality shots. Most simply don't get the chance.

Art is not to be found by touring to Egypt, China, or Peru; if you cannot find it at your own door, you will never find it. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The point of this piece is not traveling to a lake in Ireland. The point is thoughtful planning and envisioning your image. The author's location may not be your location. The author's image may not be your image. We must find our images where we are, and often we must try, try again.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2012 at 15:26 UTC
On Chateau de Frontenac, Quebec in the Night at the Museum challenge (1 comment in total)

That's a hotel.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2012 at 02:20 UTC as 1st comment
On Woodscrew in the Wood and rust challenge (1 comment in total)

To me, this one is clearly the winner!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2012 at 23:36 UTC as 1st comment
On Between Heaven And Earth in the Crosses challenge (1 comment in total)

I rarely vote, but this is a real five-star image. Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2012 at 23:24 UTC as 1st comment
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