rjx

rjx

Lives in United States Santa Clara USA, CA, United States
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Joined on Oct 2, 2007
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Learn as much about photography and create photographs people enjoy.

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On Ricoh announces WG-30W and WG-30 rugged compacts article (75 comments in total)
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rjx: Why do all the brands insist on making their "rugged" camera lines with crummy colors and odd looking shapes? Can't they just make a rugged camera that looks more like a traditional camera?

That's a great point about the colors being easier to see in situations where a lack of viability can make it easier to lose a camera.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2014 at 04:04 UTC
On Ricoh announces WG-30W and WG-30 rugged compacts article (75 comments in total)

Why do all the brands insist on making their "rugged" camera lines with crummy colors and odd looking shapes? Can't they just make a rugged camera that looks more like a traditional camera?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2014 at 23:01 UTC as 26th comment | 5 replies
On 'See Impossible': Canon counts down to... something. article (1669 comments in total)

Full frame G1 X

Direct link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 09:38 UTC as 825th comment
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JackM: Considering the fact that if I were to buy an M, I would only be able to afford one lens, this camera makes more sense! I like it. This is what the X1 should have been all along.

You lost me.

If you buy this camera, you still only get one lens (not saying that's a bad thing).

And you're not getting the rangefinder viewfinder or the full frame sensor.

These are two completely different cameras. Sounds like the M was never for you then.

If you need to save money you could buy a used or refurbished M from a reputable seller and buy some great, inexpensive Zeiss glass.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2014 at 23:48 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T (beta) real-world samples article (105 comments in total)
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abi170845: For those people comparing the X100T to some other camera like the Pana LX100 etc, don't you get it? The reason to get this camera is the Leaf Shutter and the high synch flash speed. Before comparing the X100T to another camera, please compare it to another camera that has a leaf shutter, APS-C sensor AND high flash synch to 1/4000th of a sec. This is the ONLY reason why I bought the X100S. Please, don't compare the X100T to another camera that can barely synch to 1/250 or has fake Hi Speed Flash. Let see other cameras with a BUILD IN flash that are able to belt out shot after shot fill flash like the X100T.

abi170845

Those are good reasons to get the X100S/T. But I feel the #1 selling point is the wonderful and unique hybrid viewfinder.

And for those comparing the X100S/T to the LX100, I think it's idiotic because the LX100 is in a different category than the X100's.

LX1000's direct competition is the Canon G1 X, Fuji X30, Sony RX100, etc.

X100's direct competition is the Leica X's, Ricoh GR, etc.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2014 at 14:32 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T (beta) real-world samples article (105 comments in total)
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Kim Letkeman: Same sensor, same lens. Not much new in this model it seems where IQ is concerned. But I'm surprised at the struggle with tack sharpness in these images. The second statue is backfocused, none of the portraits have truly sharp eyes / eyebrows ... is it really that hard to lock focus on the subject with the X100T? Note: The baskets are nice, but that's rather a large target in a fairly flat plane :-)

As an X100S user, I'd say no to your questions. Some of the hype I've heard regarding this T version is the performance is a little better than the S version, so the focusing should at least be the same as my S version. The S version struglles a bit in low light. But for me at least, using the manual focus aids (split image, peaking, magnification) makes it easy to manual focus in these less than ideal shooting situations.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 18:16 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T (beta) real-world samples article (105 comments in total)
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princecody: Does it focus faster than the S? Better build quality?

As an X100S user I feel the X100S is built like a tank. The new X100T uses magnesium alloy on the top and bottom plates. I'm not sure why Fuji did that. But the build quality of the X100S is already very good. And it's a heavy little camera imo. Makes my Ricoh GR feel like a feather.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 18:10 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T (beta) real-world samples article (105 comments in total)
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Marcelobtp: Image quality is very good up to ISO2500.

Same as the X100S

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 18:04 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T (beta) real-world samples article (105 comments in total)
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tipple: From a non-Fuji owner: If you can live with a 35mm lens equivalent, then the very good images from this camera could make a very tempting purchase a go. Fuji does not forget their earlier customers with new upgrades.

IMO the real excitement with the release of the X100T is the lower prices the great X100S will sell for new.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 18:04 UTC
On Opinion: Bring on the 70-200mm equivalents article (328 comments in total)

I must be weird because I prefer the 70-200 on an APS-C sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 01:09 UTC as 61st comment
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Esteban Mac Allister: When will the new version of the X Pro 1?

It's the only thing I expected!

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¿Cuando estará la nueva versión de la X Pro 1?

¡Es lo unico que esperaba!

It was rumored Fuji "might" mention it at photokina. But would not actually be released until next summer.

They just announced the X100T, and X-T1 silver edition so Fuji will have a big release in store for next year.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 07:33 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X100T article (91 comments in total)
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peevee1: I wonder why buy X100 when there is LX100 cheaper. The sensor is almost as big, zoom, faster apertures, good EVF, great video and all the same controls in a smaller size:
http://camerasize.com/compare/#569,566

The X100 (for me) is a more simplistic approach. One lens. One length. You just make it happen. No excuses. No fussing around with zooms. I feel more involved in the photographic process. More free. It’s a different experience than shooting with zooms.

With all that said, I feel comparing the LX100 to the X100 is a little unfair because imo the direct competition of the LX100 is the Canon G1 X, Sony RX100, and Fuji X30. And maybe the Canon G7 X.

The direct competition for an X100 would be the Ricoh GR, Nikon Coolpix A, Leica X / X2.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 05:11 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X100T article (91 comments in total)
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peevee1: I wonder why buy X100 when there is LX100 cheaper. The sensor is almost as big, zoom, faster apertures, good EVF, great video and all the same controls in a smaller size:
http://camerasize.com/compare/#569,566

One of the big selling points of the X100 series is the hybrid viewfinder. EVF's & OVF's each have their pro's & con's. Having both is a unique feature that's very beneficial.

The X-Trans sensors allow for an image with a lot of detail

Fuji has a great JPEG engine many people seem to lust over. I'm a RAW shooter, but I read more and more about people wanting to use the beautiful Fuji JPEG's instead of RAW. I admit, they’re nice.

Fuji's track record for supporting their cameras is great. They continue to improve the X-PRO1, X100, etc, via firmwares, and these cameras are better now than when they were first released.

As far as light entering the lens is considered, there is barely any noticeable difference between f/1.7 and f/2.

And being that the LX100 is a 4/3 sensor, shallow DOF will be better on the X100S/T APSC sensor. And higher ISO performance.

Regarding the size of the LX100. IMO the zoom, when extended, pretty much negates the slight size advantage over the X100 series.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 18, 2014 at 05:11 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (637 comments in total)
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alexpaynter: How fast does this camera focus? I lose so many pictures to slow autofocus these days.

I had an old Canon full frame film camera with 35mm f2.8 lens and I always loved that but it could not take fast moving objects.

I love X100T because it is almost as compact as the old Canon. I can live with the poor battery life but if it cannot focus quickly I might consider the Samsung NX1. Bigger but not huge.

If AF speed is very important to you then I think a DSLR is what you need. Or in good light, zone focus if you don't need a shallow DOF. If you need shallow DOF, plain old manual focusing can be faster and more accurate than autofocus in certain lighting conditions.

I'm not pointing the finger at you, just speaking in general. But these days a lot of people seem uneasy about manual focusing. With a little practice, most people could be very efficient with manual focusing. Just takes a little practice and then it becomes 2nd nature. Especially with all the focusing aids cameras have these days (split image, peaking, contrast, magnification, etc). I think if people spent the time they use complaining about AF speeds, to sharpen their manual focus skills, they'd be pleasantly surprised how easy MF can be. Too many people IMO use AF as a crutch.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 23:51 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (637 comments in total)
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Under The Sun: My memory might have failed me but I recall in his preview of the x100t, Zack said that responsiveness wise moving from the S to the T is like the camera of the iPhone 3 to the iPhone 5. Jez I hope he's right, the glacial autofocus of my S is the main reason I sold it.

Zack Aias quote:
"I’m going to say that if you are still shooting an original X100 then this is going to be a big upgrade for you. If you are currently shooting with the X100S then the biggest gain you will see is WiFi, speed, and button layout and HVF improvements. You will appreciate the bump in performance and you will like the new viewfinder a lot. I can’t tell you if that’s enough for you to upgrade or not. "

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 05:02 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (637 comments in total)
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km25: Oh I'll keep going at it, OIS and a short zoom, a 24/28-7-/80 equl. zoom of F2.8 or maybe even better. Would be a great camera, not replace, but augment the X100, an X100Z.

That's kinda what the X30 is for.

Personally I'd like the X40 to have an APSC sensor and skip the 1" sensor completely. But I feel most people would buy the X40 instead of the X100 unless Fuji made both cameras differently. EG- APSC + EVF for the X40 and Full Frame + hybrid viewfinder for the X100T replacement.

But if Fuji makes a high end compact with a zoom + APSC sensor, that might cut into their interchangeable lens cameras and lens sales ... a very small camera with 24-100mm covered and high quality APSC sensor might be all a lot of people need.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 04:56 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X100T article (91 comments in total)
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spontaneousservices: so why do some people actually prefer a camera without flip screen? Don't they appreciate the extra possibilities?

"For a camera with two functional viewfinders modes, that is not targeted at macro shooting, to get down and low, or selfies, not having an articulated screen is perfectly appropriate"

A tilt screen isn't just for macro. It would be helpful for those of us that like to:

--- shoot with creative perspectives (preventing us from laying flat on the ground, or bending over and making our knees, back, and neck sore)

--- get below or at eye level for portraits (small children walking / standing / sitting on the floor) or animals.

--- Certain kinds of candid images .... a tilt screen can be used like a classic twin reflex camera allowing us to look down at our waist area while using the LCD screen to compose what's going on in front of us.

--- Macro / Close ups

--- Overhead shooting. Good for events / journalism / interesting perspectives.

I understand not everyone might want a tilt screen. But there are many situations where having a tilt screen can make life easier

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 01:44 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X100T article (91 comments in total)
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Valiant Thor: Ken Rockwell says it's the best compact camera ever! Weeeee . . .

Rockwell isn't one of the people I'd prefer to get my reviews / from, or put stock into what he thinks about anything. But he's definitely not far off with his X100T comment that you mentioned.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2014 at 01:01 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (954 comments in total)
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ZAnton: From the anounecement day of Nikon 1 system, I expected that it will be like
Sony RX10, RX100, Panasonic FZ1000 or this one - a compact camera with bright lens and relatively big sensor.
But Nikon just f**d everything up.
Loosers.

What about the Panasonic LX100?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 08:40 UTC
On Canon PowerShot G7 X First Impressions Review preview (954 comments in total)
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dbo: Regarding battery life just respect basic rule number 1.

1) Always, absolutely always keep a spare battery in your camera bag.
2) Always, absolutely always keep a spare memory card in your camera bag.

As inexpensive as 3rd party batteries are (and small), I believe in having more batteries than might be needed. I have 6 X-PRO1 batteries, 5 X100S batteries, etc. All it takes is a small pouch in a camera bag.

Regarding memory cards it's never a good a idea to put all the eggs in one basket. There is always good sales on memory and they're super small. I'd recommenced at least 3 cards for people that like go on day trips.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 16, 2014 at 08:27 UTC
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