rjx

rjx

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

Learn as much about photography and create photographs people enjoy.

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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
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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 article (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 article (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'? article (369 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'? article (369 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 article (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

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

Does this mean all the ladies that use the Diva bag will be great singers?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 11, 2013 at 00:14 UTC as 25th comment
On Fujifilm X100S Real-world Samples article (205 comments in total)
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Nikonworks: Why do most of the 'Real World' samples on this web site all seem to be subjects that do not require a photo release?

Most of the 'Real World' shots we DPReview readers take are not the 'Real World' photos displayed in this article.

Please take this as constructive in nature.
Providing real 'Real World' photos would be very helpful to all of us here, both management and us readers.

Strange comment imo.

The images in this gallery (IMO) represent the kind of images most people make with the original X100, and will probably make with the X100S.

This is a small, take everywhere camera that is great for walking around and travel. You can use the camera for whatever genre you like, but I feel the images in this gallery represent how most people will use this camera.

Besides, the point of these galleries are to see what a camera is capable of at different exposures, different apertures, and different ISO's. People like you and I should be able to take that info and then determine what genres this or any other camera will be good at.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2013 at 15:23 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.

57. In Playback mode, add the ‘Information function’
58. In low light scene, LCD display becomes smooth.
59. After release the shutter button, immediately switch to playback mode.
60. After release the shutter button, could immediately use some key.
61. After bracket shooting,immediately switch to palyback mode.
62. When holding shutter button, LCD doesn’t freeze.
63. Support the SD-card used Macintosh.
64. In low EV scene, the exposure of LCD will adapt.
65. In Manual Exposure, the histogram will adapt.
66. In Post-viewing, eye sensor function can work
67. Support external microphone and electric release.
68. Change the information of setting external Flash

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.

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
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