rjx

rjx

Lives in United States Santa Clara USA, CA, United States
Works as a Cook
Joined on Oct 2, 2007
About me:

Learn as much about photography and create photographs people enjoy.

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webrunner5: This camera is going to be a Canon 5D, Nikon D700 on steroids. Can't wait to get one.

I think people make too much of an issue regarding how loud a shutter is. Unless you're photographing people in a subway car or a bus, then I don't really see how this is an issue. The Leica cameras have pretty loud shutters and those cameras are used by many people getting real close to their subjects in sensitive candid situations and walking away with excellent captures. The Sony A7 series shutters aren't that loud.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2014 at 14:51 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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nextSibling: I'm too invested in Nikon's system to be talked out of the D7100, but if that wasn't so this would be my new camera. Fuji are really on their game at the moment. Hopefully that'll encourage everyone else to raise theirs.

I understand that it's a pain to switch. But if you think switching to Fuji would help you enjoy photography more, then maybe it might be worth considering.

If you're in the US, Fuji is having a big sale on lenses. $150-$250 less than usual. Plus at BH, you can save an additional 4% off your purchase.

If anyone's going to switch to Fuji, now's the time to do it.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 03:20 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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Tommot1965: Im not very impressed by the images that are hosted on DPR..most look soft the higher ISO images look softer still

Definitely not the camera's fault as we've seen with other user's examples.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 03:14 UTC

This camera was released 17 months ago and finally Nikon is addressing the issue.

Shame on them!!!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 06:15 UTC as 141st comment
On CP+ 2014: Fujifilm shows new 50mm teleconverter for X100S news story (183 comments in total)
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jonasvdlande: I don't get it. You take a fantastic portable camera, and screw on a giant lens to get to 50 mm. I would suggest you either buy a X-pro 1, or crop a little. I bought the X100-s for its simplicity. Works for 99% of the time. For the rest, I'll reluctantly carry my D800E (also not bad, but less user-friendly...)

Carrying both the X100S + 50mm converter is still a hell of a lot smaller and lighter than a one of the interchangeable Fuji camera with both the 24mm and 35mm. Plus much less $$$

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2014 at 10:35 UTC

Very proud of Fuji's success over the last 3ish years. Good for them. Boy have they gone beyond where I thought they be by this time.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 08:37 UTC as 1st comment
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Ednaz: Would have preferred an XPro2 that had better OVF/EVF performance, smarter controls, faster internals and focus… I've got a 16mp EVF kit already (m4/3) with great lenses (Leica, Oly), smaller besides. This will probably be a great rig for people to get into mirror less, but if you're invested in a system - meaning a good selection of good (expensive) lenses, this isn't going to move you.

I do own the XPro1 and a number of the excellent Fuji lenses, but that's because of the OVF rangefinder. Performance of this will have a high bar for me… it'll take a lot to get me to spend on the X-T1 what I intended for an XPro2.

So, good for Fuji, good having a choice for those looking for something not as big and heavy as a DSLR. Just not right for me.

I agree with the X-PRO 2

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2014 at 08:34 UTC
On Editorial: Why Some People Hate Comments (And Why We Don't) news story (288 comments in total)
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peterblaise: White on black is unreadable and heavy, and I'd like one-page, reformattable, reflowable options so I can read later, especially on my hand-held tiny screen - but most importantly, everything on one page, article and all comments.

To me white text on black is so 90's, or early 2000's. It reminds me of the people that had free webpages and decorated it with the most visually unfriendly colors simply because they could.

I've complained about this before here and I was basically made to feel like I'm in the minority. But it is a PITA reading stuff here due to the white text on a black background.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 28, 2013 at 19:02 UTC
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birdbrain: Forgetting the size aspect for the moment, the sort of money this camera is going for I would get a Canon 5D3. Having used the 5D3 for a while now and seen what the real world results that one can get, then I can live with its size and with carrying it around.

This really needs to be a whole lot cheaper, or are Sony the new Leica? :)

"This really needs to be a whole lot cheaper, or are Sony the new Leica? "

I beg to differ. If this was by Leica, it would be nearly double the price. And at $2800, Sony obviously knows by the success of the RX1 that $2800 is not too steep of an asking price. Keep in mind that this camera comes with a nice Zeiss lens too, which is also not cheap.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 27, 2013 at 07:38 UTC
On Lowepro introduces Transit AW series bags for urbanites news story (22 comments in total)
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Glen Barrington: "A compact tripod can also be mounted on the outside of the backpack – safely slipped into a tripod shoe and secured with a cinch strap."

Nothing says, "low profile, no camera kit here" like a tripod dangling from a back pack!

I don't like Lowepro but are you nitpicking just for the sake of being difficult?

It's an option for when you need it. Otherwise, you'd need two bags. One for when you want to keep a lower profile, and another one for when you need to carry a tripod. So why not just buy one bag that does both?

With that said, for a little more $$ you can buy the much nicer Think Tank Streetwalker Pro / Hard Drive backpacks.

Lowepro bags imo are cheap and flimsy compared to Think Tank bags, and definitely not going to last as long. The price differences are not much, yet you gain a lot more quality. Just saying.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 25, 2013 at 01:13 UTC
On DxO releases FilmPack 4, with 65 new creative effects news story (62 comments in total)
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Dimitris Servis: Why would anyone want to simulate film?

Because it can look nice.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2013 at 07:23 UTC
On DxO releases FilmPack 4, with 65 new creative effects news story (62 comments in total)
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Anepo: Why is all image editing software 10x more expensive than a triple A video game title? Photoshop, dxomark, aperture & many others.

How about an affordable one for the hobbyist in a bankrupt country?
After 2008 thats a big market now sadly.

Imagine if the Bush Administration had not rushed and fooled the masses into believing Iraq had to be invaded, maybe our surplus wouldn't have been depleted.

There are free editing options available which are quite good actually.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2013 at 07:21 UTC

Please release a similar lens for the Fuji X system! I would love the aperture and range in one package!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2013 at 04:01 UTC as 11th comment
On Is this the new Leica 'Mini M'? news story (370 comments in total)
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rjx: I wonder how many X-E1's you'll be able to buy for the price of one of these Mini M' cameras?

I failed to read it was $3100

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2013 at 20:48 UTC
On Is this the new Leica 'Mini M'? news story (370 comments in total)

I wonder how many X-E1's you'll be able to buy for the price of one of these Mini M' cameras?

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2013 at 18:52 UTC as 167th comment | 1 reply
On Leica teases 'Mini M' for 11th June release news story (304 comments in total)
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Ron A 19: My guess is a leica version of the sony RX1. Since it's above the X2, it's likely to have a FF, and since it's below the M and M-E, likely to have a fixed lens. Should be very cool!

HowaboutRAW

Ron A 19 made perfect sense to me and never said or implied that the RX1 has interchangeable lenses.

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2013 at 02:52 UTC

Where do I find which exposure settings were used on a photo? If the user didn't strip that info, it used to be displayed on the bottom right side of the screen. Now I can't find it.

Where is the option to view EXIF info?

How do I replace a photo?

Looks nice, but it's slow. Usability is more important to me than looks.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2013 at 05:57 UTC as 98th comment | 4 replies

Fuji, please release a firmware so the multiple exposure mode can produce RAF files (like the X-PRO1). I was very disappointed to learn my X100S will only produce JPEG files when using the multiple exposure mode.

Direct link | Posted on May 6, 2013 at 19:40 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply

I like the idea of the 12mm. But why a 32mm 1.8 lens? I'm sure it will be a great quality lens hopefully with the great Zeiss microcontrast. But the Fuji 35mm 1.4 is a one of the best lenses on any system and it's half the price of the Zeiss 32mm. Why not release something different, like an 85mm prime?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2013 at 23:23 UTC as 37th comment | 9 replies
On Sony launches AKA-DM1 dog-mounted camera harness in Japan news story (24 comments in total)

I bet dogs could make better videos than some humans I've seen.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2013 at 22:24 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
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