Dougbm_2

Dougbm_2

Joined on May 25, 2010

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On A closer look at the Nikon Coolpix P900 megazoom article (180 comments in total)
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ollieye: I am wishing to downsize equipment. I mostly take people pictures inside, low light and from a distance. I have a Nikon D7000 with several lenses now. Any suggestions? Maybe this new P900?

Sony RX10 or Panasonic FZ1000 for a bit more reach.

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On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (479 comments in total)

81% and only Silver seems pretty mean. Should the score and award have some sync? eg Gold over 80% Silver over 70%

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 07:05 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (479 comments in total)
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arndsan: love my x100s but...
options and feature are agains the approach of the camera.
If I want to use f2 with more then a 1000sec I need to change ISO or switch on the ND filter or the electronic shutter, how is that intuitive. Give us a 2000sec at least. When I do my setting and learn then that I'm with 1300sec overexposed and I need to think about a other strategy to get around this, I found it very confusing and not engaging. If the electronic shutter is as good as the leaf shutter why not just go for this one.
Same with all the soft buttons - after picking up the camera I need to check all the settings over and over again. The flash just fire, the ND filter is on because it's on the FN button and so on...
And please make the battery meter more reliable...
That's what is missing.
Putting a little screen into the OVF is not really a update - if the manual focus is on wire, I will not use it anyway.
so far

Seems like you want a Custom settings button as per Canon DSLR

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 04:46 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (479 comments in total)
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mpgxsvcd: I absolutely love the Direct Aperture, exposure compensation, and Shutter speed control dials. However, I can get those exact same things on the Panasonic LX100.

What I can’t live with is a fixed focal length lens. At 16 Megapixels you aren’t going to be able to crop enough to overcome the fixed focal length.

This appears to be an excellent camera that I would never ever even consider buying simply because the LX100 fits my needs so much better for less money. However, I will say that their implementation of Auto ISO looks to be outstanding. I wish other companies would do the same thing.

Big shorts!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 04:45 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (479 comments in total)
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b0k3h: i want AUTOMATIC ND filter if shutter speeds exceeds camera limits. Ricoh GR has this.

dont want to map a button for ND filter because other functions are mapped to it (e..g ISO)

So agree with this.
Same for macro, why doesn't it automatically switch?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 04:44 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (479 comments in total)
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fmian: I loved the entire concept of the X100 series. The hybrid finder is the only thing in the last several years of camera releases that has excited me.
Good to see this release tweaking the usability of the camera.
My only personal wish would be for the lens to be a little easier to control. I'd be happy if it was slightly bigger with the aperture ring and focus ring more prominent. Also a good focus ring travel distance that stops at either end of the scale so pre focusing can be done without looking at the camera.
Basically more tuned for manual focus use.
But... still tempted to get one of these.
If only I didn't just order 20 rolls of Fujifilm...

A great an idea as the hybrid viewfinder is and as nice as the view is though it is no competition for a DLSR viewfinder where you get an accurate view of your composition. The Fuji's framing lines are approximate. As a result I use the EVF a lot.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 26, 2015 at 03:58 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (479 comments in total)
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Fredy Ross: why no articulating LCD? I think that is a minus and not menioned

Maybe it it neither a minus or a plus as this is not a pocketable P & S type camera but for those who like viewfinders and maybe a more considered approach. Not to mention adding an articulated LCD adds weight and complexity to a simple and elegantly conceived camera.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 08:59 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (479 comments in total)
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bigdaddave: I cannot believe the 'Cons' section doesn't mention the elephant in the room - IT ONLY HAS ONE FOCAL LENGTH

In the days when even a compact camera the size of a pack of cigs has a reasonable zoom this 1950's throwback might appeal to the well-heeled but as an actual tool it's far far too limited

But DP love Fuji so they've overlooked the obvious again

Hah! But maybe that's a plus!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 08:54 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (479 comments in total)
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coyot3: Where is x pro 2 ._.

Under your 2015 Xmas tree?

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 08:54 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (479 comments in total)
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xpanded: "...size/price/image quality balance it offers and the style with which it does so."

You must be very stylish. Both the Nikon Coolpix A and Ricoh GR give much better IQ than the X-Trans sensor. They are both smaller, cheaper and sporting much better lenses.

The only thing the X100 has going for it is the hybrid viewfinder.

And yes, I will upgrade my X100 when Fuji dumps the X-Trans sensor.

Yes...I too am not a fan of X-trans...but they are (unfortunately) committed to it. Damn shame as they do so well with Bayer. Thank God they kept issuing firmware updates to the original X100 so we can continue to enjoy it.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 08:52 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (479 comments in total)
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Andrew Butterfield: Gorgeous camera, but with a fixed LCD it loses many points for me, and the lack of an image stabiliser is a deal breaker. They desperately need something like the Olympus 5-Axis stabiliser. I couldn't buy it as it is.

OMG!! Catch up please. Everyone complained about the original X100 not having IS. It is not needed at this focal length. Ok it might be useful but in the 4 years I have owned the original X100 it has never been an issue.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 08:49 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Review preview (479 comments in total)

SIlver!! But I have never seen so many high ratings on your bar graph (except for video)…and performance.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 25, 2015 at 08:46 UTC as 94th comment
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GigaBrent: If only he knew how many of us are teetering on the verge of dumping our Canons.

I haven't seen a reason to switch until the release of the D750.
And who knows what is around the corner? If Canon could match the sensor performance of Nikon/Sony then I wouldn't be tempted.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2015 at 18:41 UTC
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D1N0: They have a "We are Canon" attitude. So you don't have a decent mirrorless line? We are Canon! So you still suck at high ISO? "We are Canon!" When we make it, they will Buy.

Argument is different to arguing. : )

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 22:27 UTC
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D1N0: They have a "We are Canon" attitude. So you don't have a decent mirrorless line? We are Canon! So you still suck at high ISO? "We are Canon!" When we make it, they will Buy.

Yes and I would like one.
Still this strays from the original argument which was in response to the original post.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 20:51 UTC
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D1N0: They have a "We are Canon" attitude. So you don't have a decent mirrorless line? We are Canon! So you still suck at high ISO? "We are Canon!" When we make it, they will Buy.

Who mention Mp? We were discussing DR.
Personally 36 Mp is too much for me. I prefer smaller files.
I repeat - I think the D810 is exceptional but that doesn't mean the Canon is poor.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 20:47 UTC
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D1N0: They have a "We are Canon" attitude. So you don't have a decent mirrorless line? We are Canon! So you still suck at high ISO? "We are Canon!" When we make it, they will Buy.

Better by a little from 6400 to 12,800 - pretty much neck and neck from ISO 800. I quite agree the D810 is superior. I only post this to counter the claims that the Canon is somehow totally hopeless. It is outstripped for DR by the D810 at the lower ISOs but is not useless.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 20:31 UTC
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D1N0: They have a "We are Canon" attitude. So you don't have a decent mirrorless line? We are Canon! So you still suck at high ISO? "We are Canon!" When we make it, they will Buy.

http://www.dxomark.com/Cameras/Compare/Side-by-side/Nikon-D810-versus-Canon-EOS-5D-Mark-III___963_795
Go to measurements and click on Dynamic range. Admittedly not much in it and the Sony senor is way ahead at lower ISOs and way cleaner (ie when lifting shadows).
Both cameras fall below DR10 after ISO 1600 anyway so physics still applies. ie shoot at the lowest ISO possible.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 20:21 UTC
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Dougbm_2: He doesn't seem to know much at all about the market place. Life in a bubble.

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Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 20:11 UTC
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Aur: The dismissive attitude of the competition outpacing them is sad, it's very reminiscent of Nokia.

Saying they would use better sensors if anyone made them, Sony and CMOSIS sensors have way more dynamic range, some have global shutter and they're generally simply better.

Saying they provide enough lenses. Carl Zeiss their Sony lineup have all brand new lenses with MTF charts that easily beat Canon's offerings.

Sony FF sensor only has more dynamic range under ISO 800 when the Canon takes over.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 10, 2015 at 20:01 UTC
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