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Under The Sun

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On article X-ray: iFixit looks inside the Fujifilm X-M1 (33 comments in total)
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qwertyasdf: Despite Fuji's reputation, and their target audience, I have to say Fuji makes one of the worst feeling cameras, the plastic on the X-T1 simply feels yuck!

I have the X-E1 and X-A1, both feels very plasticy and they actually are (which to me is a good thing though, becoz of the light weight).

Agreed though they seem to be making an effort. The xpro2 feels very very nice in the hand.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2016 at 21:15 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100T Review (691 comments in total)
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FeDost: Why spending money for something which is just a cool gadget which is desperately copying Leica's camera when you can have the same result or even better with the Ricoh GR?

P.S.
For who gonna say "because the viewfinder" you can have a Zeiss viewfinder on the GR for less than money than x100T.

I prefer the x100t because I also like the nice coloured photos it takes. Not a big fan of the GR's color output. Also different focal lengths, different looks.

As for clip on view finders. I'm pretty sure they have been using those for framing wider lenses during the rangefinder film days so It actually adds the retro feel of the camera. Pretty nice If thats your thing.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 23:30 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100T Review (691 comments in total)
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Timmbits: When mirrorless was starting out, it was nice to have a camera like this.
It was a nice compromise, not having interchangeable lenses or zoom capabilities.

But when I look at the LX100, I don't really understand this product still being offered in it's current state. If it was really inexpensive, I would say yes, it's great bang for the buck. This is from a very brief era: the transitional period where you couldn't get a large sensor fast lens pocketable camera with a zoom.
G1Xii proves it would be possible to give this a bright zoom.

Although X-trans may be nice for architecture photography, helping reduce moiré, it isn't quite as sharp as bayer when you inspect fine details in test photos when they compared the cameras in this category.

Not yet owning either, not affected by buyer's bias, having seen: the test photos, the size (this one is huge by today's mirrorless standards), and the pricing (which is also huge)... I would definitely lean more in the direction of the LX100.

I own both the LX100 and x100t. I agree that the LX100 seems a tad sharper but if you use a proper raw converter app like Iridient Developer the raw files of the x100t can be pretty tack sharp.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 23:26 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100T Review (691 comments in total)
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ms18: 16MP beginning to look low by contemporary standards.. 12MP more than enough

Is it? My old Canon DSLR shot 8 megapixels and its output still looks fantastic.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 23:19 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100T Review (691 comments in total)

Pick up one second hand and in good condition. Its not the best camera I own but it really a fun camera that I bring in vacations all the time. Also It was only now I realise this camera works surprisingly well as a food camera.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 23:17 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On article Instagram gets a new logo, monochrome interface (88 comments in total)
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Clint Dunn: Well I logged in but what do ya know...more of the same. Lots of narcissistic bikini clad babes flogging the latest nutritional supplement and twentysomething adventure tourist selfies taken from Mesa Arch providing such pearls of wisdom as:

'When you focus on results nothing changes, when you focus on changing you find results'.

Yeah.....

So don't search for them or like them. I go to instagram for the great food photography, and see only delicious food on mine.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 23:10 UTC
On article Instagram gets a new logo, monochrome interface (88 comments in total)

I like the new black and white UI - I think it looks cleaner. Too bad about the logo though, looks like the designers got drunk on Apple juice.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 23:08 UTC as 1st comment
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (284 comments in total)
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marc petzold: I think the winner should be LX100 here. It's still the best of the pack, and the focal length of 24-70 with this fast lens is very good, 24-70/2.8 is the most used standard zoom on FF DSLR/DSLM anyway. I'm wondering what a LX200 would offer, if Panasonic would release one. Perhaps a tilted Touchscreen, and new 20 MP Sensor.

I agree, at over 1600 iso the LX100 raws seem very "brittle." Basically falling apart when you push a little in post. Though I disagree with poor video. At 4K it can match the output of my 70D which is very decent.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 22:23 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (284 comments in total)
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Aroart: It's rather strange.. Fuji and Olympus were doing so well 4-5 yrs ago in this market... I remember the Fuji x10 being king of the hill... Oh yea, now I remember , the Sony rx100 blew them away.... Still love the way the X10 looks though...

I too love how the X10 handled, too bad the hardware is obsolete. Tried them all, none of the other modern compacts in the review were particularly pleasant to use. The X30 was just too big and bulky for its class (for such a tiny sensor), might as well get a Ricoh GR.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 22:18 UTC

Sounds like a fun concept. Cant wait to test drive this baby.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 09:24 UTC as 35th comment

So much angst here. I suggest you guys go out and take more photos, that will make you all feel beter.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 08:59 UTC as 2nd comment
On article Small but mighty: hands on with the Panasonic GX85/GX80 (315 comments in total)

This is my ideal video camera. Finally IBIS works with video! I have been waiting for this ever since the GX7!

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2016 at 08:30 UTC as 9th comment
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2126 comments in total)

I hope and believe that this camera sell truck loads. Cameras like the a6300 pushes APSC forward. I hope other manufacturers like Canon and Nikon pay attention.

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2016 at 00:43 UTC as 192nd comment
On article Apple reveals 12.9-inch iPad Pro (212 comments in total)
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photoaddict: It seems like photoshopping is faster and easier on iPad Pro than on a computer with Apple Pencil. It just works. And the image - wow, you can zoom in and out smoothly and fluidly... and cloning out objects remove them instantly.

http://forums.appleinsider.com/t/188173/hands-on-ipad-pro-with-apple-pencil

And I really like the note taking app!

Yeah its a pity considering the hardware is capable. Its just the software is not there yet.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2016 at 23:28 UTC
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iudex: I have seen only one photographer with a Leica SL. Most of the time he was showing it to the people that were with him and actually didn´t shoot. That´s how I expect most SLs will be used: more for showing off than for real work.

I'm pretty sure there are those who buy Leica for the prestige and status. However there are those who sincerely enjoy the camera for photography. The Leica togs that I know actually put gaffer's tape on the logo of their M and Q cameras when they shoot.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2016 at 09:50 UTC
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WGVanDyck: $18,795 for a camera and two zooms? If that's how you wish to spend your money, I'll not discourage you. Personally, I would use it to take my relatively inexpensive Nikon outfit traveling to some of those beautiful, exotic places around the World. Exotic places make better photographs than exotic cameras.

For me its certainly a bit too big for a travel camera. I personally would rather tote something more compact like an M or a Q.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2016 at 09:44 UTC
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Under The Sun: I love Leica cameras. Borrowed my friend's M9 during a trip to Kyoto and really enjoyed shooting with it, it evoked the same feeling as driving a beautiful vintage car. Impractical, manual, but so much fun. Last week, I just got my hands on a loaner Q and will be purchasing that camera soon. I'm definitely a fan.

However I scratch my head at the concept of the SL. The camera and its lenses are huge, heavy, and loaded with so much unnecessary tech. It seems completely the opposite of the Leica philosophy of "das Wesentliche" or focus on the essentials. Price notwithstanding the SL seems like a high end pro camera that a company like Samsung or Sony would produce not Leica. Just my two cents.

guyfawkes, when I say Samsung I was specifically referencing the NX1. Considered by many as one of the best and most feature packed APS-C camera in its generation.

kpaddler@ true true. Damn if you do damn if you don't. However the opinions of the haters are irrelevant and best ignored as they are not going to buy anything from Leica anyway. They simply don't understand.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2016 at 09:33 UTC

I love Leica cameras. Borrowed my friend's M9 during a trip to Kyoto and really enjoyed shooting with it, it evoked the same feeling as driving a beautiful vintage car. Impractical, manual, but so much fun. Last week, I just got my hands on a loaner Q and will be purchasing that camera soon. I'm definitely a fan.

However I scratch my head at the concept of the SL. The camera and its lenses are huge, heavy, and loaded with so much unnecessary tech. It seems completely the opposite of the Leica philosophy of "das Wesentliche" or focus on the essentials. Price notwithstanding the SL seems like a high end pro camera that a company like Samsung or Sony would produce not Leica. Just my two cents.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2016 at 22:41 UTC as 9th comment | 7 replies
On article On assignment: the Leica Q at a Portland wedding (212 comments in total)

Fantasic shots. Both the skill of the photographer and the quality of the camera.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2016 at 11:29 UTC as 22nd comment
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