Raist3d

Raist3d

Lives in United States Canyon Country, AK, United States
Works as a Photographer & Game Developer (Programmer)
Has a website at http://raist3d.typepad.com
Joined on Dec 9, 2001
About me:

To continue loving video games, their programming while doing & improving my
professional photography, punish the guilty, reward the good, educate kids and fight for
all that is good. :-)

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On Nikon D750 Review preview (1833 comments in total)
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Mike FL: Where is the D750 sensor exactly come from?

I can't agree that the current Nikon 1 Aptina is better at high ISO than the Sony sensor. And definitively not in dynamic range. The Nikon 1 sensor excels at having PDAF AF, and a fast electronic shutter refresh rate, and no AA. But the Sony sensor is superior when it comes to key IQ image aspects.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 07:25 UTC
On Nikon D750 Review preview (1833 comments in total)
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Horshack: Very nice follow-up on the flare issue Rishi. Ever since you started contributing to the editorial content on the site the depth of technical information has increased markedly. I just wanted to say thanks and to let you know your contribution hasn't gone unnoticed.

I agree- very nice Rishi.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 07:22 UTC
On Panasonic reveals Lumix DMC-GF7 with tilting LCD article (78 comments in total)
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photo perzon: Does the flash tilt up to the ceiling for bounce?

I looked at the design again carefully. Sorry Photo Perzon, and sorry everyone else- it sure looks like it could tilt back. For some reason the first time I saw it seemed more like one of these Olympus e-620/E-30/Pentax K-5 designs. Me bad.

Sorry everyone!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 06:29 UTC
On Panasonic reveals Lumix DMC-GF7 with tilting LCD article (78 comments in total)
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photo perzon: Does the flash tilt up to the ceiling for bounce?

Then I am wrong. :-) We'll see then.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 21, 2015 at 06:28 UTC
On Panasonic reveals Lumix DMC-GF7 with tilting LCD article (78 comments in total)
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photo perzon: Does the flash tilt up to the ceiling for bounce?

Look at the design

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 10:45 UTC
On Panasonic reveals Lumix DMC-GF7 with tilting LCD article (78 comments in total)
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photo perzon: Does the flash tilt up to the ceiling for bounce?

Of course not.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 08:24 UTC
On Panasonic reveals Lumix DMC-GF7 with tilting LCD article (78 comments in total)
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Raist3d: Trying to understand the GF7 vs GM5... other than that selfie screen....

Thanks. :-) I guess that explains it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 08:23 UTC
On Panasonic reveals Lumix DMC-GF7 with tilting LCD article (78 comments in total)

Is the lens the same kit lens of the GM1/GM5?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 07:21 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
On Panasonic reveals Lumix DMC-GF7 with tilting LCD article (78 comments in total)
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.Sam.: Hmmm... the GM1 proved impossibly hard to use without the rear wheel, and it was corrected with the subsequent model, GM5. Now Panasonic comes out with a NEW camera, repeating the problem ?

Yeah, I can't understand why go back to the Canon Powershot wheel of death.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 07:20 UTC
On Panasonic reveals Lumix DMC-GF7 with tilting LCD article (78 comments in total)

Trying to understand the GF7 vs GM5... other than that selfie screen....

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2015 at 07:19 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies
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Xentinus: f 4.5-6.7 must be a joke!

I fail to understand why this lens speed is such an issue because this is the entry level, and on top of that Fuji more than offers higher quality/faster lens options for this mount.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 17:49 UTC
On Fujifilm announces X-A2 with selfie-friendly LCD article (132 comments in total)

I thought Fuji was saying they wouldn't cater to the low end...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 08:13 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
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Tonkotsu Ramen: You should add that they reduced the minimum focusing distance by 15 cm (from 30cm to 15cm) on the wide end, and 5cm (from 40cm to 35cm) on the long end, for the 16-50

Good find indeed. I was looking at the Fuji specs webpage and the lenses seem virtually identical in size, rounded aperture.... so is this the *only* change?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 07:53 UTC
On Fujifilm releases XQ2 premium compact article (58 comments in total)

Why Fuji Why. Get to 1'' already. (In reference to XQ2)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2015 at 07:43 UTC as 33rd comment
On Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path article (1307 comments in total)

A thoughtful article. Applause.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2015 at 20:07 UTC as 306th comment
On Fujifilm announces XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR lens article (295 comments in total)
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Miki Nemeth: Since I've seen the Sony X200 professional video camera where Fujifilm (not Zeiss nor Sony) made a brilliant lens for Sony, I am fully convinced that Fujifilm should make its lenses primarily with m43 and E-mount lenses. Fujifilm's X-mount camera line is a waste of effort. Fuji should do focus onto lenses where it is really great. Fuji X-line is just a nice try vs the giants like Panasonic, Sony, Canon. Both E-mount and m43 are open standards (unlike Canon); how great it would be if I could buy this lens on my Sony cameras.

@digifan - I don't know if they are or not, but what I know is that they are more profitable.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2015 at 17:07 UTC
On Fujifilm announces XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR lens article (295 comments in total)
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Miki Nemeth: Since I've seen the Sony X200 professional video camera where Fujifilm (not Zeiss nor Sony) made a brilliant lens for Sony, I am fully convinced that Fujifilm should make its lenses primarily with m43 and E-mount lenses. Fujifilm's X-mount camera line is a waste of effort. Fuji should do focus onto lenses where it is really great. Fuji X-line is just a nice try vs the giants like Panasonic, Sony, Canon. Both E-mount and m43 are open standards (unlike Canon); how great it would be if I could buy this lens on my Sony cameras.

Where you get they are not selling well? Hell, they sure make more money than Olympus camera's division and you don't see Olympus cutting those out.

Pros switching is easy once it's them switching. Fuji does report that their X system sales seem to be selling reasonably well so I don't know where you are getting they are selling bad.

Guess what: Fuji will continue the X system. That's what they are doing. See all those lenses coming out? Xpro 2 coming out this year? This is all said and they are delivering. Their actions speak here far more than anything you are trying to say.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 20:36 UTC
On Fujifilm announces XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR lens article (295 comments in total)
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Miki Nemeth: Since I've seen the Sony X200 professional video camera where Fujifilm (not Zeiss nor Sony) made a brilliant lens for Sony, I am fully convinced that Fujifilm should make its lenses primarily with m43 and E-mount lenses. Fujifilm's X-mount camera line is a waste of effort. Fuji should do focus onto lenses where it is really great. Fuji X-line is just a nice try vs the giants like Panasonic, Sony, Canon. Both E-mount and m43 are open standards (unlike Canon); how great it would be if I could buy this lens on my Sony cameras.

@Mike- your reply to "Just a photographer" missed the point- there are lots of lens overlaps in both Sony and m/43rds mount that are not as good. So a lot of the numbers you quote are meaningless.

Of those Sony has a limited share of good glass. Olympus and Panasonic have more but nowhere near the number you quoted in the first place.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 18:33 UTC
On Fujifilm announces XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR lens article (295 comments in total)
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Miki Nemeth: Since I've seen the Sony X200 professional video camera where Fujifilm (not Zeiss nor Sony) made a brilliant lens for Sony, I am fully convinced that Fujifilm should make its lenses primarily with m43 and E-mount lenses. Fujifilm's X-mount camera line is a waste of effort. Fuji should do focus onto lenses where it is really great. Fuji X-line is just a nice try vs the giants like Panasonic, Sony, Canon. Both E-mount and m43 are open standards (unlike Canon); how great it would be if I could buy this lens on my Sony cameras.

@Mike
#1. OIS/IBIS is completely overrated. Fuji does have lenses with OIS, so that's also not true.

#2. Seems like a whole lot of photographers have no issue with that and rather have high quality glass. Fuji glass is very high quality.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 18:31 UTC
On Fujifilm announces XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR lens article (295 comments in total)
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Miki Nemeth: Since I've seen the Sony X200 professional video camera where Fujifilm (not Zeiss nor Sony) made a brilliant lens for Sony, I am fully convinced that Fujifilm should make its lenses primarily with m43 and E-mount lenses. Fujifilm's X-mount camera line is a waste of effort. Fuji should do focus onto lenses where it is really great. Fuji X-line is just a nice try vs the giants like Panasonic, Sony, Canon. Both E-mount and m43 are open standards (unlike Canon); how great it would be if I could buy this lens on my Sony cameras.

@digian- Fuji isn't a member of the m43rds group. They were of the 43rds group. These memberships are different. But Fuji decided not to step in anyway.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2015 at 08:12 UTC
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