digby dart

digby dart

Lives in Antarctica Early 21st Century Earth., Antarctica
Works as a Aesthetician.
Joined on Apr 22, 2007

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CeleryBeats: To my eye it looks cleaner then the RX-1 in RAW-6400iso. That's just amazing.

It is; especially as the x100s is 1/2 the price, smaller and beautifully built.

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d3xmeister: Comprison widget, and gallery slideshow not compatible with iOS. really dpreview, are you in 2013 or 2006 ?

It's 2013.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2013 at 05:48 UTC
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Sam Carriere: About half the comments find the photos the best thing since sliced bread and the other half find them mediocre to awful.
Which proves once again that you simply cannot assess photographs posted to the web with any degree of credibility. There are too many variables, starting with the calibration or lack of it of the viewer's monitor.
This kind of posting -- and the comments -- are useless.

The first paragraph was spot on, thereafter you lost me. This thing trances any Canon full frame, any Nikon Full frame except the D4 - any one who can't see that just thinks the lack of string on the lens cap is a deal breaker.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 29, 2013 at 05:32 UTC
On Fujifilm X100S preview (218 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: Since when is an excessive amount of noise reduction acceptable in RAW files?

When the output is this stellar who cares how the little dots present, not me. In the days of film, there was probably someone somewhere concerned that their roll had less regular emulsion particles than most - with no internet they just couldn't get an audience.

Back to the good old days I say.

ps. ...the x-trans pixels could be little fuzzy images of the Road Runner and I'd still want one.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2013 at 05:30 UTC
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Rob P: Why does the link unnecessarily open in a new tab/window? Please stop doing this, DPReview.

Far out.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2013 at 04:45 UTC
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ogl: I choose K-5IIs to compare and I see K-5IIs is simply better.

I am pleased for you.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2013 at 04:43 UTC

Looking at the Kodak model's lips and bottom eye lashes the raw files are a bit more saturated and detailed at iso6400 with the X100s than the older x-trans/exr processor cameras, Fuji never stop still. Impressive.

ps. I like the way you do your test shots Mr Butler, respect.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 28, 2013 at 04:33 UTC as 22nd comment

Wacom tablets are great, after using them for years in all sizes I have settled for the little bamboo for the last two, the pen screens are too expensive. A friend has an asus windows tablet with built in wacom pen screen and it's fantastic, he paid less then any Cintiq - that's shows how expensive the Cintiq is. My guess is the impending MS Windows 8 tablet will change that with wacom likely lowering their prices over time.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 22, 2013 at 07:56 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
On Fujifilm X100S Real-world Samples article (205 comments in total)

Perhaps a return of the dislike button might ease the pantomime around these parts.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2013 at 11:29 UTC as 31st comment
On Fujifilm X100S Real-world Samples article (205 comments in total)
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CeleryBeats: The noise performance on this camera is simply ludacris! Amazing!

I think when you have two cameras with this level of outstanding image quality, hair splitting differences have more to do with the flavor of the output - just taste like different brands of film.

Both cameras are exceptional packages, though at nearly 3 grand the Sony is a big ask, that alone makes the Fuji a no brainer.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2013 at 03:19 UTC
On Fujifilm X100S Real-world Samples article (205 comments in total)
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vkphoto: Subtitle typo: "Fujifilm X100 Real-world Samples Gallery". Should be X100s
Photos look good.

Photo's look excellent here, I found myself saying 'that's gorgeous' heaps of times, well done Barney.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2013 at 02:59 UTC
On Fujifilm X100S Real-world Samples article (205 comments in total)

Some really nice frames in these samples. Given the price, performance and build this little camera is extraordinary - I love the 'look' of the photographs from these x-trans sensors. Fuji is on a roll.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 19, 2013 at 02:51 UTC as 51st comment
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qwertyasdf: I always wondered why ALL camera manufacturers are so conservative and complacent with kit lens apertures. it's been 3.5-5.6 for general purpose and 4-5.6 for telephoto since the beginning of time.
Fuji is the only exception, taking half a step (stop) at a time, now that's progress!

And not often, if ever, sharp from near wide open - by the time you stop down for sharpness the benefit is gone.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2013 at 19:00 UTC

Its always good to have confirmation, especially with physical objects, looking good Fuji. :-D

Direct link | Posted on Mar 6, 2013 at 14:01 UTC as 32nd comment
On Preview:nikon-coolpix-a (442 comments in total)
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digby dart: Nikon is still playing games, this presumably has aperture change within live view - something not available below the d800 in their dslr range.

This 'A' offering is more akin to what the v system should have been, apsc based, this new offering by Nikon is far too little too late. The camera is carefully designed not to interfere with Nikon's lucrative camera tearing and interchangeable lens strategies - the hefty price without optical or electronic viewfinder reflects that too.

Moreover, taking the anti-aliasing filter away as if it did not have a purpose in the first place, while keeping the Bayer pattern, is odd to say the least.

As far as value goes, I feel Nikon have just been trading on their name of late and that is not a sustainable long term market strategy.

No need to be personal FE. ("...is bad character" bit)

Most d600 buyers wouldn't know they were short the necessary extra motor, as d300s, d7000, d7100, d5100 owners don't. Its a tearing strategy, something owners only find out when they go to change the aperture in live view, a purposeful omission in models below a certain level.

Understanding how its done doesn't excuse why its done.

Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 16:02 UTC
On Preview:nikon-coolpix-a (442 comments in total)

Nikon is still playing games, this presumably has aperture change within live view - something not available below the d800 in their dslr range.

This 'A' offering is more akin to what the v system should have been, apsc based, this new offering by Nikon is far too little too late. The camera is carefully designed not to interfere with Nikon's lucrative camera tearing and interchangeable lens strategies - the hefty price without optical or electronic viewfinder reflects that too.

Moreover, taking the anti-aliasing filter away as if it did not have a purpose in the first place, while keeping the Bayer pattern, is odd to say the least.

As far as value goes, I feel Nikon have just been trading on their name of late and that is not a sustainable long term market strategy.

Posted on Mar 5, 2013 at 15:34 UTC as 116th comment | 5 replies
On Playing with Fishes. in the Fun in Bare Feet challenge (7 comments in total)

That is a very nice frame, congratulations. :-D

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2013 at 11:24 UTC as 6th comment
On Just posted: Fujifilm X-E1 Review article (527 comments in total)

Still climbing, heading towards 500 comments and nearly 13% of clicks in reviews and specs in the last five days going to the x-e1. That's a stellar performance by any measure.

Simon, that would seem to warrant a bonus for Shawn Barnett and Andy Westlake. :-D For the rest of us, it might be a good time to take a close look at adding Fujifilm shares to the portfolio.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 4, 2013 at 11:17 UTC as 35th comment
On Just posted: Fujifilm X-E1 Review article (527 comments in total)
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Mdopp: I am still puzzled by this "camera locks up" issue.
I own the X-E1 for over two months now together with three lenses (the zoom, the 35 and the 14mm). During that time I have shot some 2500 pictures with it and the camera never ever locked up. Not even once.

This could be related to changing lenses often while still having the camera on, perhaps something similarly simple, highlighting a workflow glitch that may otherwise not show itself readily. This is a good thing as it can now be isolated and rectified, Fuji has shown a clear willingness to refine and correct with the x-series.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 3, 2013 at 10:07 UTC
On Just posted: Fujifilm X-E1 Review article (527 comments in total)

This is a very successful camera review, it has generated a lot of interest and discussion, nearly 400 comments and the x-e1 is topping the camera scale at almost 10% of clicks in reviews and specs over the last five days.

Well done dpreview.

ps. Reuters ran a story recently showing a senior Western Politician explaining how our western systems cherish the inalienable right of the individual to be an idiot - I see many are testing that freedom in the comments below.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2013 at 18:58 UTC as 56th comment | 2 replies
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