Raist3d

Raist3d

Lives in United States Canyon Country, CA, 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. :-)

Comments

Total: 1178, showing: 21 – 40
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »
In reply to:

nemist: If only they would quit re-iterating their old sensors with bogus RAW support I think quite a few more users would be highly interested, myself included. I do applaud Fuji's continuing care of customers though. Please take note, SONY!!!

@Ethan - "These were already common features already standard in many companies, so they really didn't have to add things that were already there."
Again, if you look at the competitors you could say the same thing about them. Not all of them have all the set of features you mention like that in the models. Moreover- Fuji had exclusive features they don't (and some they still don't) have. Just because competitor B has a certain feature doesn't mean competitor A can automatically have it- there are patents, secret research and development, etc.

It's not public domain knowledge. It costs time to market and money. And again, Fuji could pretty much NOT DO any updates and they still sold a complete camera that intelligent purchasers can make a choice to buy or not.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 06:30 UTC
In reply to:

nemist: If only they would quit re-iterating their old sensors with bogus RAW support I think quite a few more users would be highly interested, myself included. I do applaud Fuji's continuing care of customers though. Please take note, SONY!!!

What is silly is buying a camera that doesn't have those features, that clearly states in the box that it doesn't have them, then accuse Fuji of "fixing stuff" and saying an analogy that Fuji ships a half complete camera which is not the case.

The XT1 was a complete camera on release. Not all cameras have eye AF detect. Not all cameras have *all* the features you listed. And Fuji added them *for free* later on. What exactly here is silly? Whoever buys a camera wishing on a firmware upgrade then who apparently can't read what the camera they are buying is?

I am sorry but I find your argument pretty ridiculous.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 06:28 UTC
In reply to:

Tharaphita: As a Nikon users im happy for Fuiji users and can only hope Nikon would actually offer new features via firmware. ! Way to go Fuiji

Isn't it funny how some people just embrace something they bought to allegedly do photography as if it was their first born child? It's so ridiculous. Bravo for your maturity (disclosure: I am shooting mainly with a Nikon 1 right now).

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 06:21 UTC
In reply to:

nemist: If only they would quit re-iterating their old sensors with bogus RAW support I think quite a few more users would be highly interested, myself included. I do applaud Fuji's continuing care of customers though. Please take note, SONY!!!

@Ethan- it is irrelevant that Fuji has added these features after release. If the XT1 has a compelling feature set- and it has from day 1, those photographers and customers who like that feature set buy it. They can also chose not to buy.

Fuji had several features that are to their proposition. I just enumerated a couple above, I don't need to go through all of it.
Comparing the totality of feature set adding all the competitors together is a bit of a stupid comparison, because said competitors will also have "lacking features" between themselves.

Finally, at least Fuji is adding these features which is more than can be said for those competitors which never add anything.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 06:20 UTC
In reply to:

nemist: If only they would quit re-iterating their old sensors with bogus RAW support I think quite a few more users would be highly interested, myself included. I do applaud Fuji's continuing care of customers though. Please take note, SONY!!!

@Ethan- I think a camera that has the best EVF that still to date you can find in any mirrorless, with the innovative phase detection-focus split and picture in picture in the EVF is hardly "just playing catchup with everyone else" said as a blanket statement.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 06:18 UTC
In reply to:

nemist: If only they would quit re-iterating their old sensors with bogus RAW support I think quite a few more users would be highly interested, myself included. I do applaud Fuji's continuing care of customers though. Please take note, SONY!!!

@Ethan- I am sorry but this is ridiculous. Fuji is under no obligation to add the improvements and people when they buy are to read the specs at time of purchase and decide right there and then if they want to buy the camera.

This goes for all companies/products.

There are certainly several things the XT1 did out of the gate better than the Sony too, no? It's the feature set at time of purchase.

The rest is gravy.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 05:52 UTC
In reply to:

Marty4650: If these were branded by Hassleblad, they could sell for $62,000!

Uh oh... does it also involve being a "lonely traveler" kind of concept?

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 15:14 UTC
In reply to:

Marty4650: If these were branded by Hassleblad, they could sell for $62,000!

And be made of some kind of exotic wood.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 15:05 UTC

This made my morning.

Direct link | Posted on May 2, 2015 at 15:05 UTC as 176th comment
In reply to:

tlinn: Great article, Richard. A couple questions:

1) Does shot noise present as primarily luminance noise or color noise too?

2) Am I correct to infer that part 2 of this series will answer the question of whether or not it is beneficial to ETTR at ISOs other than the base ISO?

Actually you can indeed talk about Luminance noise. The photons themselves don't have it, that's the sensor. The sensors without a color filter array all they can see is Luminance. The noise coming from electrical/electronic issues on the sensor, not the photons.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 29, 2015 at 05:22 UTC
In reply to:

tlinn: Great article, Richard. A couple questions:

1) Does shot noise present as primarily luminance noise or color noise too?

2) Am I correct to infer that part 2 of this series will answer the question of whether or not it is beneficial to ETTR at ISOs other than the base ISO?

Richard Butler- hope the 2nd part takes into account the DR window shift.. like the Old Olympus e-620 to current. :-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 28, 2015 at 08:49 UTC

Best DSLR if I was going to buy a DSLR at this category, which is the one I would pick.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 23, 2015 at 04:15 UTC as 19th comment

So LR6 in the corner of the main LR web page... check... Have to download the Cloud stuff for the trial... check... probably by LR 7 there will be only CC.

Capture One is looking more and more interesting.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 22, 2015 at 03:44 UTC as 76th comment
In reply to:

T3: Unlike all the cynics here, I don't think it's bad at all. If I were an RX100 owner, it's something I'd definitely consider. I just think a lot of people are making fun of it because the Hassy Stellars had come before it. But if the Hassy Stellars had never existed, and Fotodiox had introduced this $60 wooded grip for the RX100 all on their own, I think people would look at it differently. I think it's a nice way to add some visual character to a bland-looking RX100, while also adding a nice grip to it! I happen to like the look of wood, and it's a striking contrast to the camera body. Aside from the look of wood, I just like how wood feels, so I think it would be a nice grip to hold. Ultimately, I think that would be something that would make the grip worth having: being able to have the feel of a contoured wood grip under your fingers.

No. There's several cameras that do not look the same. And just because you look different doesn't mean the design is automatically appealing. If you want things that look better that are different, check out the Leica T, the original Pentax Q.

No, not anything seems downright offensive to me. Just because this design s*cks doesn't mean that everything different is bad. No, I am not hyperventilating in anger. I actually laugh at these things :-) It's not about being light-hearted or not. It's about recognizing a bad design when you see it :-)

But hey, if it works for you, more power to you :-)

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 11:01 UTC
In reply to:

T3: Unlike all the cynics here, I don't think it's bad at all. If I were an RX100 owner, it's something I'd definitely consider. I just think a lot of people are making fun of it because the Hassy Stellars had come before it. But if the Hassy Stellars had never existed, and Fotodiox had introduced this $60 wooded grip for the RX100 all on their own, I think people would look at it differently. I think it's a nice way to add some visual character to a bland-looking RX100, while also adding a nice grip to it! I happen to like the look of wood, and it's a striking contrast to the camera body. Aside from the look of wood, I just like how wood feels, so I think it would be a nice grip to hold. Ultimately, I think that would be something that would make the grip worth having: being able to have the feel of a contoured wood grip under your fingers.

No. It was pretty tacky when Hasselblad did it, it is still pretty tacky at a cheaper price. Quite frankly it looks horrible. Out of place. Mis-match. It sure it's a striking contrast to the camera body but not in a good way. Not even remotely so.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 07:08 UTC

Why is this happening?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 12, 2015 at 07:06 UTC as 16th comment
On Samsung NX1 Review preview (1223 comments in total)
In reply to:

Scottelly: 28 MP, BSI sensor technology, 15 fps, tilt screen, 4K video . . . nice!

This is very promising. I will keep an eye on Samsung, because frankly, I don't like the direction Sony has been heading, leaving out GPS (which this camera should have but doesn't) and refusing to put USB 3 in their cameras. They (Sony) is acting more and more like Canon and Nikon, holding back on technology, and that p!sses me off to no end. It's been years since they introduced the A77, and what do they give us with the A77 II? A camera that's hardly any better. That's PATHETIC! Samsung deserves our business for their innovation. Sony does not. Canon does not. Nikon does not. 24 MP sensors have been around FOREVER now, and what do we see? We see the same old cameras with the same speed, but with minor differences, and sometimes these companies even remove features. Do they drop the price? NO. The same price as the last upgrade, when they stepped up from 16 MP to 24 MP, but no upgrades like that now. Go Samsung!

If you say Sony hasn't been innovating you must be blind.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 10, 2015 at 03:30 UTC
In reply to:

AngryCorgi: $2500?? No raw video format? No 24P option? Canon does realize its not the only fish in the 4K pond, right??

B&H reports 23.98 fps option for 4K. They also report several other fps selections that dpreview doesn't seem to list here on the specs.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 14:40 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (493 comments in total)
In reply to:

bongsogo: i just dont get why the 15fps only in 4k??? WTF!!!

bongsogo - you can look it up in the Panasonic manual.

"If the surrounding temperature is high, or a motion picture is recorded continuously, [ ] is displayed and recording may be stopped halfway through to protect the camera."

I think there's also the Europe-UK law limit. Forgot what that was.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 06:59 UTC
On Nikon 1 J5: What you need to know article (493 comments in total)
In reply to:

bongsogo: i just dont get why the 15fps only in 4k??? WTF!!!

I think it's best to do a few seconds at 30fps or nothing at all. It's a half baked solution. BTW, Panasonic uses the Sony sensor in the FZ1000 and that does 4K video, but it's a bigger camera.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 4, 2015 at 12:15 UTC
Total: 1178, showing: 21 – 40
« First‹ Previous12345Next ›Last »