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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 X-M1 Review preview (222 comments in total)
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TorsteinH: Gold award for a camera with slow focus that takes close to 1 sec to focus and then a seond delay until next shoot. But maybee I'm missing something...?

The focus speed of the xm1 is not slow. Just not the fastest.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 18:32 UTC
On Fujifilm X-M1 Review preview (222 comments in total)
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alatchin: The IQ of this Camera is nice, but I dont see the revolutionary element here. Even at ISO 3200 it certainly looks cleaner than the EPL5, but also has a feeling of lacking detail... We can always use NR and lose detail, but if the RAWs from this camera already have the NR look then any of the competitors can simply apply it. However if you want to leave the sense of detail in a higher ISO show one can always apply selective NR, but the Fuji it always has that look.... Well that is how I feel about the output.

That's because they keep using adobe raw converters which are know to currently not give you the max potential resolution I xtrans. Check capture one 7 or iridient. Actually even the latest update to fujis silky pix works better

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 18:30 UTC
On Fujifilm X-M1 Review preview (222 comments in total)
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UnitedNations: So the OOC JPEG of the X-M1 is very similar to X-E1 level but still slightly less, ... & the RAW of the X-M1 is clearly not up to X-E1 level.
In other words slightly better than X100s in OOC JPEG & Raw, but not yet up to X-E1's overall image quality level, although very close... I wonder how much improvement in image quality the X-E2 & X-Pro2 will come with in the near future to differentiate from the more mass market X-M1...??

Despite X-M1's competitive image quality, I am not sure how this will ever be a serious camera without a viewfinder?

The iq is virtually identical. I am not sure where you are getting its different

As for "serious camera" that's all relative. Get the xe1 then

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 18:27 UTC
On Fujifilm X-M1 Review preview (222 comments in total)
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Absolutic: Thank u dpreview for acknowledging the mushy green issue. I think xtrans is best for portraits and especially portraits in low light. If u shoot landscapes with lots of greenery in mid and background, get xa1 instead

The "mushy green issue" is a non issue with the proper raw concerter. In fact, due to extra green photo sensors the fuji will give you even more color detail with greenery.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 16:07 UTC
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Zvonimir Tosic: Fuji exhausting itself and users with utterly modern concept of dumbing down of the same device for market saturation, while selling us apparently 'a retro-looking appeal'? A contradiction in its best.

So I guess there's be an X-B1, made of recycled biscuit tins and with EVF, but no back LCD?

And an X-C1 too, made out of recycled cardboard and with EVF but with no flash, flash shoe, and no mode dial?

Zvonimir - I wish you could be a bit more objective outside Pentax land. The same could be said about the Q and many colors. Come on man. I think it's completely fair of Fuji to do a lower entry model.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 07:53 UTC
On Fujifilm X-M1 real-world samples gallery article (101 comments in total)
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Duncan Dimanche: You know the fuji sensors are nice in low light but they are never sharp. Even the RAWs are being stripped off noise in order to create an illusion of amazing high ISO performance... it does remind me of Sony's JPGs

It would be nice if those samples shot would be in RAW...
But I know that there is little difference in Fuji's raw and JPGs...

I'm trying to like Fuji but I really can't...just look at that girl's portrait... there seems to be not much details....

Cheers and thanks for posting those

If you use Adobe Raw converters, they won't do sharp Xtrans shots (yet). If you use Capture One or in particular Iridient, different story.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 13, 2013 at 08:49 UTC
On Fujifilm X-M1 real-world samples gallery article (101 comments in total)
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rxbot: $800 is too much for a plastic lens made in China with a plastic body made in Taiwan, should be $500-$600.

Consider fuji is giving you the image quality of their top pro camera at $800 with a kit lens that does not s*ck. what is wrong with you ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 17:08 UTC
On Fujifilm X-M1 real-world samples gallery article (101 comments in total)
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Cane: Can this Fuji track moving objects any better than the others?

Nope. That's a fuji x system Achilles heel though not sure the system had that in mind. If you need that stu clear though the x100s may track as it has phase detection too.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 17:06 UTC
On Fujifilm X-M1 real-world samples gallery article (101 comments in total)
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ijustloveshooting: Fuji X series use 16.2mp sony nex5N-5R-6 sensor right?

There's the possibility that the base sensor may come from Sony but Fuji has a different color filter array along with potentially other changes. But it may not come from Sony at all.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 12:03 UTC
On DSCF6339 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (11 comments in total)

Nice.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 12:01 UTC as 8th comment
On photo in sample gallery (11 comments in total)

Nice.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 12:01 UTC as 8th comment
On Fujifilm X-M1 real-world samples gallery article (101 comments in total)

Quite amazing image quality a this price point. And that's JPEGS not even Capture One RAWs which can give you even more detail.

That those are kit lens shots is quite something.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2013 at 11:57 UTC as 28th comment

I think this is great. Olympus kept the size relatively small, not going all out to F2.0 (good move, imho). The focal lens being a bit more modest means a higher quality optical lens (also good move).

What I would hope is Olympus does produce "Pro" branded/grade primes. Weather sealed, less software corrected and even better and/or faster.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 05:45 UTC as 34th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2081 comments in total)

Indentation between two buttons in the front to distinguish them- excellent Olympus! This was one of the E-3/E-5 button fails (left most group of three buttons). Thanks for this.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 04:32 UTC as 532nd comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M1 Review preview (2081 comments in total)

"Ultimately, despite its authentically semi-pro appearance, the E-M1 is still a pretty small camera, if compared to DSLRs. The disadvantage the previous top-end E-series cameras had was that they ended up being as big as any other DSLR (the E-3 and E-5 were essentially the same size as a full-frame DSLR, at which point it became hard not to measure it against those cameras). The E-M1 may be large for a Micro Four Thirds camera, but it's not big in the grand scheme of things."

SPOT ON. Been saying this for years now :-)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2013 at 04:29 UTC as 534th comment | 4 replies
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Higuel: It would be VERY helpful if someone would make a good article about how to protect our images and privacy for REAL in facebook!

When will someone create something that allows us to connect with ppl in fakebook but not posting actually nothing in it, just having links that automatically would link our friends to it?
That could be a solution!

The solution is to not facebook at all. You agree to their terms or decide it's not for you.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 8, 2013 at 20:10 UTC
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J D Tranquil: As an owner of a Fuji X system camera, I would like a fast, constant-aperture, zoom lens in the lineup, 24-70mm f 2.8 to be exact. Or even f1.8 like the Sigma zoom (f18-35), that's even better.

I sure don't. It would be a HUGE lens and defeats the purpose of the system. This is a system based on primes with reasonably fast/medium sized zooms.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 07:07 UTC

Awesome lens for 35mm shooters.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2013 at 07:06 UTC as 50th comment | 4 replies
On Has Sony redefined mobile photography? post (24 comments in total)
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Raist3d: I have to call fail. I went from fail to "ok maybe this makes sense" to "mm no."

Here are the issues as I see them:
- Now you have to worry about not one but TWO batteries and charges. I don't like the idea of my phone getting battery dead because I was taking shots.
- The "cool" aspect and possibilities of this combo is to use the lens/sensor in a different position from the LCD/viewfinder as shown in the shot- and here's the biggest problem-

How is this any different from the latest Olympus, Sony's own RX100 MK2, and more to come cameras? What exactly is the difference?

- Finally- give me some buttons and levels (mechanical) over full on touch screen control any day. There's something to be said about camera response, muscle memory here and the ability to change settings while *looking* at a view finder 100% - not obscure it with touching here and there.

It makes business sense if enough people think "it's kewl" whether it's good or not.

Howard- you should read what I said with more thought and less mockery

The battery life issue is still an issue. Sure, you will carry more than one battery for your rx100 but most likely NOT for your phone.

As for touchscreen you can't compare touching a screen to make a phone call to quickly setting up a camera with a touchscreen (with lag i may add) Two completely different cases with different needs.

As for money- ok I its cheap enough, sure. But at the point you are spending $500 usd for the better sensor you are well into the consideration of a separate camera. The cheaper lens and adapter may work at the price- it all depends how much you value a jump from a cellphone sensor to a still relatively small sensor with all the workflow issues I mentioned.

For the Facebook crowd? What you think they'll use? Phone camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 19:57 UTC
On Has Sony redefined mobile photography? post (24 comments in total)
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Raist3d: I have to call fail. I went from fail to "ok maybe this makes sense" to "mm no."

Here are the issues as I see them:
- Now you have to worry about not one but TWO batteries and charges. I don't like the idea of my phone getting battery dead because I was taking shots.
- The "cool" aspect and possibilities of this combo is to use the lens/sensor in a different position from the LCD/viewfinder as shown in the shot- and here's the biggest problem-

How is this any different from the latest Olympus, Sony's own RX100 MK2, and more to come cameras? What exactly is the difference?

- Finally- give me some buttons and levels (mechanical) over full on touch screen control any day. There's something to be said about camera response, muscle memory here and the ability to change settings while *looking* at a view finder 100% - not obscure it with touching here and there.

It makes business sense if enough people think "it's kewl" whether it's good or not.

Yet one more problem with this- Sony is marketing this to the Facebook crowd. The Facebook crowd is more than fine with whatever camera their phone already shipped with.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2013 at 17:18 UTC
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