designdog

designdog

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On Sigma announces all-new 50mm F1.4 DG HSM 'Art' lens news story (244 comments in total)

Speaking as a Nikon user, I have an option for very sharp 50mm primes (Nikon 1.8, 1.4, Zeiss 2MP) and "portrait" primes with character and bokeh (58 1.4, Sigma 1.4, Voightlander 58 1.4).

What I don't have is a lens that does both. Will this be the one?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2014 at 15:00 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply

Now it auto focuses better than the camera it is targeted to compete with: the Leica M. Of course, it did before. Leicas don't auto focus.

Also auto focuses faster than a Leica M6.

Not faster than the Olympus. But my images look better, and I don't have a menu driven "P" mode system.

Get your expectations in line with the product you are reviewing.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 02:21 UTC as 9th comment
On DxO Optics Pro 8: What's New article (110 comments in total)
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designdog: What is missing, unfortunately discovered by me after I purchased it, is support for the Fuji X Pro1...

If you burrow down deep on their web site, which I just did this afternoon, you will discover a document that explaims their position. Here is the final sentence:

Although DxO Labs tries to respond to photographers’ requests to provide support for specific camera models, there are no plans for supporting the Fuji X-Pro 1 in the short term.

I have sent them an email asking for a refund, and requesting a bit more clarity on their web site.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2012 at 20:24 UTC
On DxO Optics Pro 8: What's New article (110 comments in total)

What is missing, unfortunately discovered by me after I purchased it, is support for the Fuji X Pro1...

Direct link | Posted on Nov 23, 2012 at 19:44 UTC as 46th comment | 16 replies

Most, if not all, comments here are supposition from people who have not read the new edition of the book. Just ordered mine.

Would not a good understanding of Zone principles help any photographer using spot metering rather than evaluative or average? Or in post processing? Or in merging HDR?

I doubt that most people using digital cameras have any idea about tonal range, EV, histograms — even aperture. The mere existence of a proven and well regarded system for visualizing this has to have a place in digital photography. The light is the same, even if the tools have changed.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 9, 2012 at 19:30 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On Leica unveils X2 16MP premium large-sensor compact news story (208 comments in total)
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Photozopia: No inbuilt Hybrid Viewfinder technology eh? Go Leica - make Fuji look like the shabby arriviste it truly is ..... (LOL - Sarcasm spoiler)

One thing that early reviewers/users of the Fuji X100 seem to miss is the improvements made with firmware releases, and the experience factor, as in reducing the focusing rectangle for faster AF.

Today, the X100 is a very responsive camera with excellent IQ, really nice JPEG rendering, great ergonomics and a great viewfinder. Fantastic low light capability.

Put the sensor of the X Pro 1 in an X200 and you are pretty much there...

Direct link | Posted on May 14, 2012 at 13:33 UTC
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