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zinedi

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On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Review article (164 comments in total)
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zinedi: Ridiculous zoom with ridiculous speed 3.4 - 6.5,
ridiculous EVF - 202.000 coloured fuzzy spots,
ridiculous tiny sensor crammed with 12 million hopelessly squeezed pixels trying to catch a one foton,
ridiculous massive force of software necessary to fabricate from this hardware mess some digestible image,
ridiculous plastic fuzzy pictures good to watch on the mobile phone display.

Victory of Vanity Fair over good reason, victory of marketing races over science and technology.

".. where more pixels has meant more noise. In every other case it means less noise."
I am not interested in numbers (whether they mean zoom reach or noise level) without direct and relevant feed-back to image quality. All these new "less noisy" tiny sensors (and "corrected" lenses too) are examples of the victory of software over hardware, money over technology (software is allways cheaper than good hardware). The result of these sw-made "noise-free" images is detail-free plasticky virtual reality.

The term "quite acceptable" (it means whatever one wants to imagine) is a victory of diplomacy and emptiness over the raw reality.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2013 at 11:26 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Review article (164 comments in total)
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zinedi: Ridiculous zoom with ridiculous speed 3.4 - 6.5,
ridiculous EVF - 202.000 coloured fuzzy spots,
ridiculous tiny sensor crammed with 12 million hopelessly squeezed pixels trying to catch a one foton,
ridiculous massive force of software necessary to fabricate from this hardware mess some digestible image,
ridiculous plastic fuzzy pictures good to watch on the mobile phone display.

Victory of Vanity Fair over good reason, victory of marketing races over science and technology.

I have taken the look.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2013 at 09:37 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Review article (164 comments in total)

Ridiculous zoom with ridiculous speed 3.4 - 6.5,
ridiculous EVF - 202.000 coloured fuzzy spots,
ridiculous tiny sensor crammed with 12 million hopelessly squeezed pixels trying to catch a one foton,
ridiculous massive force of software necessary to fabricate from this hardware mess some digestible image,
ridiculous plastic fuzzy pictures good to watch on the mobile phone display.

Victory of Vanity Fair over good reason, victory of marketing races over science and technology.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2013 at 08:39 UTC as 51st comment | 8 replies
On Hands-on with the Fujifilm X100S article (57 comments in total)
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zinedi: I would say that Fuji designers are, by contrast to Sony electronic techies, photographers. They know, that even the best electronics without a photographic soul and feeling, means nothing - especially to photo-enthusiasts.

To compare SLT a900 interchangable lens camera with fixed focal lens small mirrorles is a bit nonsens, but nevertheless - I see it as big award to X100 if you do it. In fact X100/ X100S is not able and not meant to replace SLT or SLR camera (especially in speed) - they are different leagues. But in it's league - in mirrorless enthusiast photo camera, easy portable, X100S beats competiion (on paper for the present) in IQ, handling, enjoyment, design innovation, .., and in what I call a photographic soul - he who has had some range-finder camera may understand what I mean. X100 had quirks and issues, many of them addressed by firmware updates. I hope that the next evolution step will be better. On the other hand, SLT principle even worsened by EVF is return to 50 years old failed photo-zombee and electronics won't resuscitate it to be a good camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 13, 2013 at 19:04 UTC
On Hands-on with the Fujifilm X100S article (57 comments in total)

I would say that Fuji designers are, by contrast to Sony electronic techies, photographers. They know, that even the best electronics without a photographic soul and feeling, means nothing - especially to photo-enthusiasts.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2013 at 12:34 UTC as 12th comment | 4 replies
On Fujifilm X100S Digital Split Image focus - how it works article (101 comments in total)
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rogerhyam: What I would like is manual focus feedback in the *optical* viewfinder so these cameras behaved more like "real" range finders.

I find EVFs horrible to use. It feels like you are losing touch with the subject and going to watch TV instead.

As I get long sighted with age back-screens are becoming worse. I either need longer arms or half moon glasses - not sure which is worse.

This leaves me with DSLRs or Leica's as my only options. We need to eat so Leica's are out.

It is a shame as these Fujifilm cameras are soooo nearly right. Oh and Raw support on Mac would be nice ;)

And one more small but pleasant detail: Fuji has placed the viewfinder on the right place - the left upper corner - one doesn't have to be Cyrano d' Bergerac to appreciate this. All these details shows that Fuji designers are photographers, not only electronic techies.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2013 at 12:21 UTC
On Hands-on with the Fujifilm X100S article (57 comments in total)
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Greg Gebhardt: The biggest advantage the X100S has is it is cheaper. As far as image quality and detail the RX1 will always win. Those who do not agree are in denial and likely are regretful Fuji owners. Lol.

No built-in viewfinder - no camera, no delight, no enjoyment of photography, no sale.
The new Fuji sensor without AA filter may have potential to outperform or equalize the IQ of full frame - for 1/3 the price of Rx1 and in much nicer looking shape and with better handling.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2013 at 12:03 UTC
On Fujifilm X100S Digital Split Image focus - how it works article (101 comments in total)
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rogerhyam: What I would like is manual focus feedback in the *optical* viewfinder so these cameras behaved more like "real" range finders.

I find EVFs horrible to use. It feels like you are losing touch with the subject and going to watch TV instead.

As I get long sighted with age back-screens are becoming worse. I either need longer arms or half moon glasses - not sure which is worse.

This leaves me with DSLRs or Leica's as my only options. We need to eat so Leica's are out.

It is a shame as these Fujifilm cameras are soooo nearly right. Oh and Raw support on Mac would be nice ;)

My view on EVF is similar to rogerhyam. It would not be so bothering to wear reading glasses everywhere with me, but I still much, much prefer to shoot with camera supported against my forehead - it is not only more comfortable (for me), but better for un-blurred IQ. And optical finder - as roger says - is much better feeling of reality, colours, real detail resolution, fluent - not jerky and lagging reality, space deep reality. Artificial LED light of EVF and slow refresh rate of today's EVFs hurts my eye with conjuctivity, after longer time of shooting. The last, but not least favourable effect of RF style OVF is that it displays more than 100% of image with composition frame - this is very helpful and pleasant for composing. For me - camera without built-in viewfinder is no-camera, camera with built-in EVF is half-camera.
We are different, I know there are opposite views, but that's OK, Fuji has now hit the target for me.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2013 at 11:05 UTC
On Just Posted: Fujifilm X100S first-look preview article (146 comments in total)
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c76: did fuji fix their sticky aperture problem?

Well, my last word to this. Do not teach a bird to fly. I was really so interested in this problem, that I studied many user reactions and fuji repair shops reactions - so I could easily contradict to your arguments (if they are arguments - I think they are only wishes). It is not my bussiness to warn someone who does not want to see evidence. Some people must touch the hot stove to believe it really hurts (and some are even willing to touch it twice). Thanks.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2013 at 17:57 UTC
On Just Posted: Fujifilm X100S first-look preview article (146 comments in total)
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c76: did fuji fix their sticky aperture problem?

"..he said they were sent all new replacement lens assemblies and discarded the old ones."
You don't know how I desire to believe you (or him), but I am not naive. How you explain that there are reported 2x or even 3x repaired the same cameras with the same SAB problem? It stinks a bit. And I deeply regret those people who buy second-hand X100 - they will have maybe one week of fun before they get to know that they lost money and good temper - especially when that happens on their holiday.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2013 at 17:04 UTC
On Just Posted: Fujifilm X100S first-look preview article (146 comments in total)
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c76: did fuji fix their sticky aperture problem?

"I'd be pretty confident that the manufacturing issue that led to this defect was indeed resolved some time ago."
On which facts do you base this statement - and what is "some" time? Or is it your mere hope or confidence? - as you say, but it doesn't satisfy me unless you are Fuji employee, which is not very probable. I don't believe to fanboys wishes - I believe facts - see the list of defective s/n. If I see any report about the same SAB problem on X100s - some time after the start of distribution, I never buy it and never trust Fuji any more.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2013 at 14:15 UTC
On Just posted: Fujifilm X20 hands-on preview article (127 comments in total)
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EssexAsh: does the lens still cut off the bottom right of the viewfinder when zoomed?

Full conformity with Eckerlin. OVF is the key factor of sex-appeal of this camera for me. I am not against the concept of EVF, but in such evolution stage as they are today - even the best 2.4mpix OLED - are awful for me from many reasons many time mentioned here, but the most serious reason is that it hurts my eyes - conjunctivitis.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2013 at 09:14 UTC
On Just Posted: Fujifilm X100S first-look preview article (146 comments in total)
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c76: did fuji fix their sticky aperture problem?

I must say, although I love this concept of camera, that Najinsky seems to be true to me. I've gone through many discussions where "in-siders" said : only those cameras s/n up to 11xxx are wrong, then they had to admit : up to 12xxx, then 13xxx - but - they said - no more, but 14xxx came inevitably too. Now they say that from s/n 21xxx it is OK, but ... . If nothing else, this history tells that Fuji did not solve this problem a whole year and never said a word about this problem. That's why I am careful now to see the same lens on X100s. It is a pity, because I love this concept, but I cannot compromise with quality.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 9, 2013 at 08:26 UTC
On Just posted: Fujifilm X20 hands-on preview article (127 comments in total)
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zinedi: I want to express my greatest respect to FUJI for implementing of revolutionary OVF in this compact camera category. FUJI goes against the consumerist main stream manufacturers who omit quality viewfinders or viewfinders at all. It is a good message for us who want better PHOTOGRAPHIC tool, not only spectacular toy. Thanks Fuji.

Everything must be judged in context with competition in it's category. For me - OVF is always better than lagging and flickering EVF. OVF with all needed information was a dream of many photographers - it is reality now, thanks to FUJI and ONLY Fuji. EVF plastic phone-like cameras are many - not for me.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 18:30 UTC
On Just posted: Fujifilm X20 hands-on preview article (127 comments in total)

I want to express my greatest respect to FUJI for implementing of revolutionary OVF in this compact camera category. FUJI goes against the consumerist main stream manufacturers who omit quality viewfinders or viewfinders at all. It is a good message for us who want better PHOTOGRAPHIC tool, not only spectacular toy. Thanks Fuji.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 12:51 UTC as 31st comment | 3 replies
On Fujifilm X20 Preview preview (201 comments in total)

I want to express my greatest respect to FUJI for implementing of revolutionary OVF in this compact camera category. FUJI goes against the consumerist main stream manufacturers who omit quality viewfinders or viewfinders at all. It is a good message for us who want better PHOTOGRAPHIC tool, not only spectacular toy. Thanks Fuji.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 12:45 UTC as 57th comment | 7 replies
On Just Posted: Fujifilm X100S first-look preview article (146 comments in total)
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zinedi: I appreciate some progress (especially if split-image MF will be usable in practice). But I am deeply disappointed that the old unreliable SAB prone lens was not replaced. I'll wait about 1/2 year to see some service reports - if the lens is likely to survive at least 2-year's working cycle.

But I hope you don't think, that the manufacturer is not responsible for every sold camera, whenever it is sold a/o manufactured? Nobody knows the precise numbers of defective cameras, but internet echo of them was - in my opinion - a bit stronger and longer in time than is usual for every new model.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 11:25 UTC
On Just Posted: Fujifilm X100S first-look preview article (146 comments in total)
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zinedi: I appreciate some progress (especially if split-image MF will be usable in practice). But I am deeply disappointed that the old unreliable SAB prone lens was not replaced. I'll wait about 1/2 year to see some service reports - if the lens is likely to survive at least 2-year's working cycle.

"The lens hasn't been prone to SAB since 2011."
It is certainly Not my case (and not only mine). I bought X100 in 03/2012 and I had to return it due to SAB after a 1/2 year and ~3000 clicks. I want to hope that Fuji did revise the design or manufacture inspection, but I'll be careful.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 10:07 UTC
On Just Posted: Fujifilm X100S first-look preview article (146 comments in total)

I appreciate some progress (especially if split-image MF will be usable in practice). But I am deeply disappointed that the old unreliable SAB prone lens was not replaced. I'll wait about 1/2 year to see some service reports - if the lens is likely to survive at least 2-year's working cycle.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 09:23 UTC as 29th comment | 6 replies
On Fujifilm X100S preview (218 comments in total)

I appreciate some progress (especially if dual-picture MF will be usable in practice). But I am deeply disappointed that the old unreliable SAB prone lens was not replaced. I'll wait about 1/2 year to see some service reports - if the lens is likely to survive at least 2-year's working cycle.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2013 at 08:40 UTC as 70th comment
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