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. :-)

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On Fujifilm X100S Review preview (492 comments in total)
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IchiroCameraGuy: If you can go without retro styling, cool viewfinder, extra dials and buttons maybe grab a $1,000 cheaper EOS M with 22mm F2 lens. You get a fun touchscreen, much better detail, smaller size for pockets.

Just repeating yourself doesn't make it true. Again - where you get the idea. Of course you are also ignorin all other aspects like aF, viewfinder , etc but we can still start with this claim.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2013 at 08:56 UTC
On Fujifilm X100S Review preview (492 comments in total)
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IchiroCameraGuy: If you can go without retro styling, cool viewfinder, extra dials and buttons maybe grab a $1,000 cheaper EOS M with 22mm F2 lens. You get a fun touchscreen, much better detail, smaller size for pockets.

Just repeating yourself doesn't make it true. Again - where you get the idea. Of course you are also ignorin all other aspects like aF, viewfinder , etc but we can still start with this claim.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2013 at 08:55 UTC
On Fujifilm X100S Review preview (492 comments in total)
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IchiroCameraGuy: If you can go without retro styling, cool viewfinder, extra dials and buttons maybe grab a $1,000 cheaper EOS M with 22mm F2 lens. You get a fun touchscreen, much better detail, smaller size for pockets.

Just repeating yourself doesn't make it true. Again - where you get the idea. Of course you are also ignorin all other aspects like aF, viewfinder , etc but we can still start with this claim.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2013 at 08:55 UTC
On Fujifilm X100S Review preview (492 comments in total)
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IchiroCameraGuy: If you can go without retro styling, cool viewfinder, extra dials and buttons maybe grab a $1,000 cheaper EOS M with 22mm F2 lens. You get a fun touchscreen, much better detail, smaller size for pockets.

I would love to know where you get the Canon eos m has enter image quality

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2013 at 08:50 UTC
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Van Boxtel: SKPhoto12,
DP gave a very detailed review, shortly after it came out, among other things
this review made me buy this fantastic camera.
Like the with Canon 7D, through the various new firmwares the X Pro1 became a whole other photo machine, then the one you reviewed at the time.
I think an update is very welcome.
I've been seriously enjoying cameras for more then 30yrs and the Fuji X-Pro 1 is just great! It only is a pitty that they take so long to come out with the 56mm f1.2 lens.

I rather have then take their time and do it right than rush it and screw it up. They changed their own spec from F1.4 to F1.2 after all

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2013 at 21:25 UTC
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SKPhoto12: When are you guys going to do a full review of this camera. The Fuji X-Pro 1 is the most exciting thing that has happened to the photographic world in a long time and there is still no review after more than a year in the market. Any Sony camera gets a full review before it hits the street. Fuji is doing such an outstanding job with the bodies and lenses for the X line and you just don't react. Do they refuse to pay you? What is up with you guys?

Andy, maybe a small update/paragraph or "Firmware 3.01 impressions" may do. But I know you guys are super busy.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2013 at 15:24 UTC

Wow Fuji that was fast.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2013 at 15:07 UTC as 19th comment
On Just posted: Canon EOS 100D / Rebel SL1 Review article (366 comments in total)

Guys, with all respect, please do not confuse more highlight range with more total dynamic range. The tone priority shifts the same DR window up to capture more highlight but less shadow. This is the same with every single camera model out there.

Some do not offer this option. This is why that "loss" of "DR" in some models that go from 200 to 100- you actually get better shadows but lose the extra stop of highlight range you used to see, etc.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 26, 2013 at 06:34 UTC as 86th comment | 3 replies

Excellent article.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2013 at 00:10 UTC as 81st comment
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kwa_photo: no thanks, I can't stand super slow lenses.....f/4.5-6.7? Are you kidding me? That's nuts IMO....f/5.6 at max should be it. That's one thing I do miss about Olympus 4/3 with the E-1 and E-3, fast mid-grade lenses. Ex. 14-54 f/2.8-3.5, 50-200 f/2.8-3.5, 12-60 f/2.8-4, etc.

I don't know about you, but I really don't like owning lenses that I "must" use in good light.

And keep missing them because 4/3rds is dead. Oh why? One of the reasons is making fast big telephoto zooms that kill your small competitive advantage. Keep in mind- Fuji does offer right now a faster telephoto, don't they? Of course you are comparing some Olympus more premium lenses and not the Olympus 4/3rd 410/420 kit telephoto lens which would be the appropriate comparison.

Guess what the speed of the Olympus 4/3rds kit lens is :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2013 at 16:37 UTC
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peevee1: Is it even worse than Sony 55-210? Looks like APS-C mirrorless are not for tele...
OTOH, Oly 40-150 f/4-5.6 is small, light, very fast and quiet focusing and $99 for God's sake.

Yes, Olympus is F4-F5.6, small, light, $99 and most likely not as good. Your stop comparison is irrelevant because the Fuji doe shave better ISO performance, so that one stop difference you mention is meaningless (same for DOF).

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2013 at 16:35 UTC
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Photomonkey: Lots of sanctimony here.
Unwarranted IMO, as Fuji has demonstrated a largely uncompromising approach to the design and construction of its lens line.

The intro of slower zooms allows them to deliver more compact lenses while still delivering quality that exceeds the competition both in IQ and construction. Moreover they deliver them at a good price. Thus delivering the holy grail of hobbyists: price and quality.

For you whiners, we await your independent designs of f2.8 zooms built with anything other than fantasy.

The intro of slower zooms to keep size down is what Olympus should have done with 4/3rds. They are doing it now with m4/3rds.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2013 at 16:33 UTC
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Raist3d: Richard Prince's cowboy is not a photograph, it's stolen work.

Jim Krantz is THE PHOTOGRAPHER that deserves the credit.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2013 at 01:20 UTC
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Raist3d: Richard Prince's cowboy is not a photograph, it's stolen work.

I have less than zero respect for this crook. He even admitted in an interview he does not have the talent to take a picture or paint (one of the two).

Here's an article on all that. Why in hell Earth the art community values his stolen work is beyond my remote comprehension.

I woul really like to know what exactly he is contributing

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/06/arts/design/06prin.html?_r=0

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2013 at 01:19 UTC

Richard Prince's cowboy is not a photograph, it's stolen work.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 22, 2013 at 23:09 UTC as 68th comment | 4 replies
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smatty: But all these wonderful improvements and extra features aside, I am now puzzled even more why there is still no update for minimum shutter speed control in Auto ISO?

Why is this a long implemented feature on the X10, X20, X100 and X100S, yet it is still omitted in the X-"PRO" 1???

@liquid- that could be but I find it hard to believe given what seems to me is the complexity, particularly vs new things like focus peaking.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2013 at 07:25 UTC
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Lelle Kidd: No one seems to react to the fact that the focus outline in "focus peaking" will be white! It should be in a contrasting color, such as RED.

Because *your should* is hardly what everyone needs and wants. It's also pretty meaningless in a sea of major photographer friendly features this camera has, and the fact we are getting some major new functionality for free.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2013 at 07:23 UTC
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Walsh_uk: I was sat on the fence whether to upgrade my well worn GF1 for a Nex 6 or XE-1. With these constant firmware updates from Fuji I find the XE-1 more irresistible than ever before..
I know of no other camera manufacturer that has listened and tweaked a camera like Fuji with the X-Pro 1 , ok some say it should have been like this from the beginning but I applaud Fuji for not just making another MKII and keeping the price high. The Pro and XE are fantastic value at the moment..

@yabookie- I course there are plans. Just like fuji has theirs. Want to compare Canon unreleased cameras with fujis unreleased xpro2?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2013 at 20:39 UTC
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smatty: But all these wonderful improvements and extra features aside, I am now puzzled even more why there is still no update for minimum shutter speed control in Auto ISO?

Why is this a long implemented feature on the X10, X20, X100 and X100S, yet it is still omitted in the X-"PRO" 1???

@yabookie- did you miss te xm1 has it?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2013 at 20:37 UTC
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InTheMist: Fuji and Sigma are putting the big three to shame at the moment.
(Full Disclosure: D800 owner)

@yabookie

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btw, Fuji have a learning curve to climb before they can make good consumer lenses."

Says who? You? Almost the entire x line of lenses has been praised or image quality. Fuji also does medical grade lenses and medium format lenses so I believe they have quite an experience.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2013 at 20:37 UTC
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