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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On A gesture of love and care in the Interaction challenge (14 comments in total)

Congratulations Dov, a most deserving frame. Many of us have admired your work on these forums over a long period and its wonderful to see you getting formal positive recognition. My very best to you. :-D

Direct link | Posted on Mar 2, 2013 at 18:05 UTC as 4th comment
On Just posted: Fujifilm X-E1 Review article (527 comments in total)
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digby dart: I commented first and then read some of the other comments... from the images I have seen around from this camera, taken in a variety of situations, I'd have given it a Sparkling Triple Mega Platinum Award.

At au$1200 with a totally excellent 35mm metal bodied prime its a gift. I read OMD, GH3 & D7000 in some comments, are we all pointing outward on the same planet, this thing delivers D4 results minimum - for that at au$1200 with a 'magic' prime thrown in I'd be happy focusing with a mechanical crank handle on the side.

For the grumbling cash flash grandads below, Nikon and Canon full framers are really nice gear, take excellent frames - these Fuji's just look to be heck of a lot better from build/ergonomics to image quality. Doesn't make your or my gear any less, this stuff is just heaps better for the money.

Like me for the moment, live with it. :-D

I purposely pointed to the D4 as that is the only full frame that's close to the x-trans output - even with the LightRm x-trans handicap (now solved).

Make no mistake, if Fuji deliver a Full Frame sensor x-trans offering in 2014, game over - affordable medium format quality with live view and phase detection focus for less than a d4 let alone a Hasselblad is likely to be an unmitigated success.

They could easily do this with only the technology already in the x100s.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2013 at 17:37 UTC
On Just posted: Fujifilm X-E1 Review article (527 comments in total)
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E.J.: I like this kind of camera but the lens is just way too bulky for what it is. Personally, I'm looking forward to trying an X100s - takes e back to my first serious camera in 1972 - the Yashica Rangefinder with fixed 45mm f/1.7 lens.

Your right, most cameras are out of balance with the weight mostly at the front, so a shallow lens lessens the effect. Another awkwardness is viewfinders in the middle, one always sees snappers squashing their faces against camera backs.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2013 at 15:06 UTC
On Just posted: Fujifilm X-E1 Review article (527 comments in total)
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Plastek: No OVF, no deal for me.
Wish Fuji would release X-100 with interchangeable lenses...

Maybe that's close to what the rumored x-m1 for April release will be, optical viewfinder only - with simple frame and info overlay.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2013 at 14:57 UTC
On Just posted: Fujifilm X-E1 Review article (527 comments in total)

I commented first and then read some of the other comments... from the images I have seen around from this camera, taken in a variety of situations, I'd have given it a Sparkling Triple Mega Platinum Award.

At au$1200 with a totally excellent 35mm metal bodied prime its a gift. I read OMD, GH3 & D7000 in some comments, are we all pointing outward on the same planet, this thing delivers D4 results minimum - for that at au$1200 with a 'magic' prime thrown in I'd be happy focusing with a mechanical crank handle on the side.

For the grumbling cash flash grandads below, Nikon and Canon full framers are really nice gear, take excellent frames - these Fuji's just look to be heck of a lot better from build/ergonomics to image quality. Doesn't make your or my gear any less, this stuff is just heaps better for the money.

Like me for the moment, live with it. :-D

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2013 at 14:27 UTC as 103rd comment | 5 replies
On Just posted: Fujifilm X-E1 Review article (527 comments in total)
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JakeB: See all that lovely new tech in the X100S?

That's going to be imported over to the X-E2.

I'm waiting.

That was my thinking, though this review will see me revisiting that decision, here in Australia the x-pro1 and x-e1 35mm kits represent excellent value at the moment. The 35mm would make a decent start for a collection of Fuji's first three f1.4 primes - 23, 35 and 53mm.

I might jump early, update the body later with another prime kit.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2013 at 13:41 UTC
On Just posted: Fujifilm X-E1 Review article (527 comments in total)

Excellent review on the camera and the lenses. :-D

Direct link | Posted on Mar 1, 2013 at 13:32 UTC as 108th comment
On Just Posted: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 review article (546 comments in total)

Lately I compare everything to the D4 and Xpro1 iso6400 raw, then do the same in jpeg, it feels a good benchmark. Doing that reveals the RX1 as pretty good, though considering the x100s will be almost identical in image quality to the x-pro1 with supposedly faster focus and processing, the Rx1 would seem a tad expensive by comparison - twice as much.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2013 at 12:53 UTC as 11th comment
On World Press Photo announces 2013 contest winners article (298 comments in total)

Wonderful photography, each a deserving winner, the general standard must surely have been competitively high - thanks for posting this article dpreview. :-D

Direct link | Posted on Feb 17, 2013 at 12:53 UTC as 29th comment

Even if the big X Fuji's focused with a crank handle on the side, they would still represent phenomenal value. For many these cameras represent a road into gear with build and image quality otherwise out of reach.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2013 at 05:34 UTC as 7th comment
On Leica unveils X2 16MP premium large-sensor compact article (208 comments in total)

Long after the event, here I am reading the comments, then it occurs to me that the Leica lens alone is likely worth the asking price of the x2, throw in the Olympus viewfinder and one would have a challenging and quality piece of kit.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 31, 2013 at 13:28 UTC as 6th comment
On Pentax MX-1 Preview preview (214 comments in total)

Like many others I cut my teeth on a Pentax slr in my teens, so its always good to see the brand still plugging away, no matter who owns it. :-D

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2013 at 07:20 UTC as 20th comment

After having a chat to a couple of blokes while they were using a Blackmagic EF Cinema Camera a month back it was pretty impressive gear. The rear screen was blisteringly clear, the dynamic range impressive, well worth the $3000 for the body. There is also a 4/3 model, if Blackmagic make more 4/3 gear in the future it will likely be of premium quality.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 22, 2013 at 07:14 UTC as 17th comment
On Capture One Fujifilm X-Trans Raw support tested article (211 comments in total)

Excellent article!

Perhaps playing with the internal jpeg engine in the X-Trans cameras themselves might see a greatly improved result - from that presented above it appears the inbuilt camera processing capability is very powerful.

Even further, Fuji might well consider adding a tether capability between camera and pc to enable software to directly access the raw to jpeg internal camera processing engine as an initial raw converter - certainly looks powerful enough here.

Again many thanks for posting this review. :-D

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2013 at 14:48 UTC as 26th comment
On Hands-on with Fujifilm's X100S article (62 comments in total)

This is an excellent marketing strategy, the latest models, the latest technology - no matter the price point.

This X100 series will likely become a camera with a cult following, as it develops even professionals/enthusiasts will find this fixed prime series the camera to have with them all the time - premium quality in a small robust affordable package.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2013 at 10:38 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On Hands-on with Fujifilm's X100S article (62 comments in total)
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Osscat: Interesting concept but why such a small field of view in the viewfinder only 90% and 80% for the other model announced.

Serious design flaw.

@ R Butler

Your viewfinder field of view explanation is most informative, the narrow view only being applicable to the guidelines while the actual view stays >100% sounds like an excellent compromise. Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2013 at 10:12 UTC
On Hands-on with the Fujifilm X100S article (57 comments in total)

Doubtless the Sony RX1 and or a single lens Leica M/Nikon D4 have their advantages, some physical, some in the ether - this Fuji X100s is the one that makes the dream affordable - plus it brings some advantages of its own.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2013 at 10:00 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On Fujifilm X100S Digital Split Image focus - how it works article (101 comments in total)
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smatty: smatty
By smatty (3 min ago)

I am just curious to find out if the X100s is now finally able to lock focus on horizontal lines im landscape orientation?

Although the way they have implemented the split screen mode I am afraid that it still wont't be abel to do that (just like the X100, XE-1 and X-Pro 1)
Maybe DPREVIEW can check on this during the in depth review?

Here is what I'm talking about (look at paragraph No. 1):

http://fujixfiles.blogspot.com/2012/08/fuji-x-pro-1-af-autofocus-speed-and.html

If not, just like the old film camera split center focus just tilt the camera a bit and re frame.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2013 at 09:53 UTC
On Fujifilm X100S Digital Split Image focus - how it works article (101 comments in total)

Excellent article.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2013 at 09:51 UTC as 13th comment
On Fujifilm X100S preview (218 comments in total)

If this new x100s sells for the same recommended price as the old x100, its going to be a steal. I really like how Fuji is developing these X cameras, its a development rather than a replacement strategy.

In a single prime scenario, I'd be a 50mm man, though this 35mm x100s looks very impressive on paper - and the other x series models before it have either delivered or have been rectified under warranty.

Well done again Fujifilm, any ex Kodak/Agfa people at Nikon and Canon are likely to be feeling a little 'déjà vu'.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2013 at 17:16 UTC as 57th comment
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