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 Fujifilm X100S Real-world Samples article (205 comments in total)
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Gasman66: I owned an X-100 for just over a year before I sold it. Build quality is excellent. Lens quality is too - as long as your subject is more than a metre away, and you don't want to focus quickly. Ergonomics were so-so, and software was just plain awful - and remained so after several software upgrades.

Because of this, I quickly found myself not using the camera, and it effectively became jewellery. That side of me misses it. My photographic productivity - doesn't.

I don't see enough new in the X-100s to dramatically change any of this. It's an improvement, but only an incremental one.

42. Variation of aspect ratio 3:2, 16:9, and 1:1
43. Improved functionality in MF mode
44. Able to reset the setting separately
45. No formatting on the setting when updating FW
46. Change the default LCD information setting -> standard
47. Reset function added for every custom mode
48. Information of all F-simulation modes
49. Add ‘MARK FOR UPLOAD TO’ MyFinePix.com
50. Support ‘Eyefi Connected’
51. Holding Q-button is short-cut function
52. Remove ‘ISO AUTO’ to Shooting Menu
53. Change the location of ‘AF area select button’
54. Change the sub-function of ‘AF area select button’
55. Change the sub-function of ‘AE button’
56. Add the sub-function of ‘Fn button’

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2013 at 06:24 UTC
On Fujifilm X100S Real-world Samples article (205 comments in total)
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Gasman66: I owned an X-100 for just over a year before I sold it. Build quality is excellent. Lens quality is too - as long as your subject is more than a metre away, and you don't want to focus quickly. Ergonomics were so-so, and software was just plain awful - and remained so after several software upgrades.

Because of this, I quickly found myself not using the camera, and it effectively became jewellery. That side of me misses it. My photographic productivity - doesn't.

I don't see enough new in the X-100s to dramatically change any of this. It's an improvement, but only an incremental one.

25. ‘F-simulation bracketing’ function - one shot can produce 3 different Film Simulation images which can be pre-set.
26. ‘Advanced filter’ mode
27. ‘Multi Exposure’ function. While viewing your first shot on EVF or LCD as overlay, you can shoot a second shot.
28. ‘Shutter Counter’ counts every 100 shots.
29. The shape of viewfinder window changed to help prevent dust build-up
30. The strap attachment rings are double coated with stainless-steel layer
31. Improved the shape of ‘Viewfinder lever’
32. Improved the layout of ‘Focus lever’ (goes MF > AF-C > AF-S now)
33. Improved the operability of the ‘MENU/OK button’
34. Improved shape of the ‘Q button’ (was previously the RAW button)
35. Improved the shape of ‘Front Ring’
36. Improved the torque of ‘Exposure dial’
37. Improved layout of ‘Shutter speed dial’
38. Improved the design of Battery-chamber
39. Improved the shape of Hot shoe
40. Max ISO from 3200 to 6400 *ISO AUTO Mode
41. WB shift available in any mode

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2013 at 06:23 UTC
On Fujifilm X100S Real-world Samples article (205 comments in total)
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Gasman66: I owned an X-100 for just over a year before I sold it. Build quality is excellent. Lens quality is too - as long as your subject is more than a metre away, and you don't want to focus quickly. Ergonomics were so-so, and software was just plain awful - and remained so after several software upgrades.

Because of this, I quickly found myself not using the camera, and it effectively became jewellery. That side of me misses it. My photographic productivity - doesn't.

I don't see enough new in the X-100s to dramatically change any of this. It's an improvement, but only an incremental one.

14. EVF has a 2.35 mil dot LCD
15. A new protective coating on the surface of the view-finder window prevents fingerprints and smudging.
16. The handling and response on focus ring has been improved.
17. The shooting range of the OVF has been expanded from 80cm-∞ to 50cm-∞
18. The world’s first MF system ‘Digital Split Image’. It uses the phase detection to show accurate focus peaking.
See demo: http://youtu.be/_fJDX1hzUIg
19. ‘Focus Peak Highlight’ function helps you to check the focal plane.
See demo: http://youtu.be/PMdQpgOzd4o
20. In Movie Shooting, it is possible to choose 3 kinds of focusing modes
MF/ AF-C and AF-S.
21. Expanded AF shooting range from 40cm – infinity (X100) to 21cm – infinity (X100S). *not on Macro mode
22. Quick (Q) Button for speed and instant access to shooting menus.
23. Multi Tab Menu easy and fast navigation
24. Two new Film simulation functions added: Pro Neg.Std and Pro Neg. Hi

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2013 at 06:22 UTC
On Fujifilm X100S Real-world Samples article (205 comments in total)
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Gasman66: I owned an X-100 for just over a year before I sold it. Build quality is excellent. Lens quality is too - as long as your subject is more than a metre away, and you don't want to focus quickly. Ergonomics were so-so, and software was just plain awful - and remained so after several software upgrades.

Because of this, I quickly found myself not using the camera, and it effectively became jewellery. That side of me misses it. My photographic productivity - doesn't.

I don't see enough new in the X-100s to dramatically change any of this. It's an improvement, but only an incremental one.

Here's a complete list of all 68 improvements the X100S has over the X100. Most of these changes were as a result of the fantastic feedback provided by X100 users.

1. 16-megapixel sensor, up from 12-megapixel
2. X-Trans CMOS II sensor eliminates need for Optical Low Pass Filter
2. The resolution has improved to match Full Frame domain sensors
3. The Signal to Noise ratio improved to be on a par with Full Frame domain sensors
4. Phase detection pixels allow 0.07 sec Auto focus
6. 1080p 60fps full HD movie
7. Improved start-up time. From 2.0sec to 0.9sec
8. Continuous Shooting from 5fps up to 6fps
9. Number of consecutive frames while using Continuous Shooting from 10 frames to 31 frames
10. Improved Shooting Interval from 0.9 seconds down to 0.5 seconds.
11. EXR Processor II Lens Modulation Optimiser reduces diffraction
phenomenon and peripheral aberrations.
12. EXR Processor II features X-Trans processing & new noise reduction.
13. Outputs 14bit RAW files

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2013 at 06:21 UTC
On Fujifilm X100S Real-world Samples article (205 comments in total)

High ISO comparison between the Fuji X100S, Sony RX1, Leica M 240
http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/x100shighbike.jpg
http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/rx1highbikes.jpg
http://www.stevehuffphoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/m240highbike.jpg

Sony RX1 + OVF = $3396
Sony RX1 + EVF = $3246
Leica M 240 = $6950
Fuji X100S = $1299

Nikon Coolpix A $1,096.95
Nikon DF-CP1 OPTICAL VIEWFINDER $379
Total $1475.65

Fuji X100S w/ hybrid viewfinder & hybrid auto focus & split image manual focus & focus peaking & F2 lens & X-Trans sensor. $1299

Sony RX1 vs Fujifilm X100s: side by side comparison
http://www.mikekobal.com/blog/?p=7208

^^^ Demonstrates the X100S having slightly faster auto focus than RX1

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2013 at 00:42 UTC as 58th comment | 1 reply

Would have liked 10mm on the wide end. But it should be another stellar, sharp, UWA from Tokina. Hopefully the flare isn't an issue.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2013 at 18:30 UTC as 27th comment
On Online images and copyright infringement article (255 comments in total)
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wolfeel: The whole issue boils down to how much is her work worth?

Is it $40 as the station claims or is it $2,000 as she claims. If they cannot reach a settlement, she will have to pursue this matter through the small claims court. If I recall it costs $75 to file a claim. If she can convince the JP that her work sells for what she is asking for, the station will have no choice but to pay.

In the USA, the proper venue is a Federal court. A small claims court could accept the fee and take on the case, but it's the wrong venue. And if anyone tells the judge "wrong venue," that could be it for the case. You gotta get the venue right and that starts by selecting the right kind of lawyer, an intellectual property lawyer.

I don't know how it works in Canada.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2013 at 01:32 UTC
On Online images and copyright infringement article (255 comments in total)
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Paul B Jones: My sympathies were with the photographer until I read the email stream. It seems the image was used by honest mistake for an extremely limited purpose and that a genuine apology and just compensation were offered. The photographer pushed for more and got pushed back.

That's not how it works.

I'm only knowledgeable with copyright laws in the united States, and here it's a Federal offense with the proper venue being a Federal court. It's a big deal here and I imagine it's a big deal in Canada too.

There was absolutely no mistake about it. The image was found on Google and used without permission.

If the radio station did nothing wrong, Scott would not have agreed to compensation, & ask Barbara to name her price.

The owner of the image can set her price, the station can accept or decline. The station declined to entertain her offer. Not surprising. The entire time the Radio station downplayed the severity of their illegal usage. The station is NOT in a position where they can call the shots.

I won't be surprised when the station wishes they would have paid her the $2000 when she asked because they might have to pay even more $$$ for lawyer fee's, etc, because the photographer doesn't look like she'll allow the station to take advantage of her.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2013 at 01:16 UTC
On Online images and copyright infringement article (255 comments in total)
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bobbarber: Yes, they stole it.

It's awful hard to like the photographer, though.

Why? She's in the right, well she would be if this were the United States. I'm not sure about copyright laws in Canada. She should win because her image was stolen and the email transcripts show that it taken and used w/o permission.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 7, 2013 at 00:58 UTC

Please Fuji, I hope the 23mm manual focus isn't as sensitive as the 18mm and as easy to accidently move the focus ring while zone focusing. I love the f1.4 in the new 23mm. But I and many others will be using that lens on the street in manual zone focus at around F11 and we need to know the focus ring won't be so easy to accidently rotate. I shouldn't have to put rubber bands on my lenses to make the focus ring less sensitive.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2013 at 14:46 UTC as 30th comment
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Ed B: Wow! What is Nikon thinking?

I know I'm just repeating what others have said but $1100.00 for a fixed 28 mm 2.8 lens just isn't going to be a big seller.

Especially with the Fujifilm X100S being released this month.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 07:17 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon D7100 Hands-On Preview article (311 comments in total)
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Sad Joe: Well, if this were the new Canon 7D MK2 overall I'd be pleased. Over the past 5 years Nikon has pushed its DX range forward whilst Canon has had a range of cameras that confuse potential users and owners - Canon have introduced new features yes - video - yes improvements in overall quality - doubtful at best. As a Canon fan I hope the Nikon 7100 will KICK Canon into doing something decent as a reply. But I'm guessing not...another small nail in Canon's coffin.

I think what Canon's doing is very calculated. Canon just wants to repackage their cameras with updates and bank on existing loyal users throwing their hard earned money in Canon's pockets while brands like Sony, Fuji, Nikon, and others, are trying to innovate and be disruptive to the market; which is great for us photographers!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 23, 2013 at 10:58 UTC
On Nikon posts sample images from new D7100 article (95 comments in total)
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Bruce ShrewsburyMA: All the photos were released by Nikon and all are at ISO 100 or 200. We need photos at ISO 800, 1600 and 3200, under different/tougher lighting conditions to really understand how it performs.

This is always the case when samples of a new camera are first released. Wait until the blogs get their hands on pre-production units and we'll see some very good tests.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2013 at 22:24 UTC
On Capture One Fujifilm X-Trans Raw support tested article (211 comments in total)

I've been thinking of switching from lightroom to C1 for a while. With all the lag I've been experiencing in Lightroom 4+, the great rendering of images in C1, and better fuji raw support, hell, I think it's time.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2013 at 05:47 UTC as 35th comment

What an awesome little camera!!! A street photographers dream camera.

Anyone know what the price will be? $1199?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2013 at 21:14 UTC as 27th comment | 1 reply

Great idea to allow the user to customize the colors. I know there are some that think the appearance of the camera is more important than what it's capable of. Luckily you'll also get a nice camera too.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2013 at 14:19 UTC as 14th comment | 3 replies
On New image viewing options for forums article (162 comments in total)

Looks very nice!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2013 at 00:53 UTC as 34th comment
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limlh: I'm not buying the 18-55mm kit lens if the price remains jacked up like that. The 10-24 mm is more desirable for me, but looks like it will be a long wait. Meanwhile, my legacy wide angle zoom will suffice.

Which wide angle zoom?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 4, 2012 at 03:24 UTC

Don’t worry!!!!

Everyone check out the 14mm f/2.8 by Samyang, Vivitar, Sakar, Polar, Walimex, Rokinon. The lens is identical regardless of which brand you select. Prices might be slightly different. Rokinon version is only $379.00!!!

It’s a great quality lens for less $$$ than what Fuji will charge for theirs.

You need to buy an inexpensive adapter to use the lens on the X-E1 or X-PRO1.

Adapters:
http://www.rainbowimaging.biz/shop/search.php?orderby=position&orderway=desc&submit_search=Search&search_query=FUJI+X-PRO1+

http://fotodioxpro.com/index.php/catalogsearch/result/?q=fuji+adapter

http://www.dl-kipon.com/en/articledetail.asp?id=54
ETC

Take a look at these 14mm images!!!
http://500px.com/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=samyang+14mm&type=photos&page=1&order=votes&license_type=-1

http://www.flickr.com/groups/14/pool/

http://500px.com/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=rokinon+14mm

Direct link | Posted on Dec 3, 2012 at 21:34 UTC as 19th comment | 4 replies
On Just Posted: Leica X2 real-world sample gallery article (114 comments in total)
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chlamchowder: IQ is ok, but not stunning. You could probably get the same image quality for a lot less by putting a good fixed lens on a Nikon D5100/7000 or Sony a580, in addition to faster autofocus.

You're 100% correct. But it's not the point of this camera.

This is a small camera (unlike DSLR's) that gives DSLR-like IQ for those that want a retro-like, small, high quality camera. Just like the Fuji X100. It's a camera one might use when it's not feasible to use a big bulky DSLR.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 17, 2012 at 06:51 UTC
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