Dave Luttmann

Dave Luttmann

Lives in Beautiful British Columbia
Joined on Jan 16, 2003

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On Fujifilm X100T (beta) real-world samples article (31 comments in total)

More of Fuji's awesome qualities. Great build. Well made lens with good contrast, color and bokeh. Great sensor with large dynamic range and great color for skin tones right out of camera. And a 16mp sensor with superb noise and detail. Great camera package. Worth considering to add to my XT1 and X-Pro 1 bodies.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 22, 2014 at 19:16 UTC as 6th comment
On Photokina 2014 Video: The Samsung NX1 article (83 comments in total)
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Peter Evans: @DPreview

Could you possibly find an interviewer whose speech is at least in some way intelligible?

@Barney - fact is, very hard to understand. Polite has nlthing to do with it. He was right

Direct link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 03:56 UTC
On Photokina 2014: Ricoh stand report article (145 comments in total)
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ManuelVilardeMacedo: Dear Ricoh people: please give the Pentax brand the mercy shot. The brand formerly known as Asahi Pentax, which gave us spot metering, does not deserve being subjected to so much ridicule. Just call every camera "Ricoh". It's OK. Ricoh has a nice reputation for great cameras too. I'd rather never see a Pentax-branded camera again than see gold point and shoots (and DSLRs with LED lights on the handgrip) with an once prestigious name on it.

Skip the puny 35mm FF format and just get the 645Z...you'll never think of 35mm as FF again.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2014 at 03:28 UTC
On Canon announces long-awaited EOS 7D Mark II article (114 comments in total)
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Dave Luttmann: No 4K video. Same rehashed sensor tech from more than 5 years ago. Looks like Canon has been asleep the last half decade.

Really Karl...care to share how the image quality has improved? The competion moved on years ago to 24mp and 1.5 to 2 stops better DR and better noise. No clue indeed when all to with you refer as autofucus. Old tech it is.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 20:23 UTC
On Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Impressions Review preview (1735 comments in total)
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Studor13: What a great day.

Finally, all those Nikon D300/D7100 shooters waiting for the D400 can now finally switch over to Canon and shut the F up.

Congratulations Canon. Now you will have to put up with their continual moans and whines.

Why would they? They have better image quality from the existing D7100.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 14:04 UTC
On Canon announces long-awaited EOS 7D Mark II article (114 comments in total)

No 4K video. Same rehashed sensor tech from more than 5 years ago. Looks like Canon has been asleep the last half decade.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 14:03 UTC as 22nd comment | 6 replies
On Fujifilm announces weather-resistant XF 50-140mm F2.8 article (220 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Forget about "dueling formats" for a moment... this looks like a great lens for Fuji X users who need a high quality telephoto zoom lens.

This solves a problem for them, and does it much more economically then selling all their gear and buying a FF DSLR plus brand new lenses. The decision to buy a MILC camera was already made, for lots of other reasons the buyer had.

When people select a system, they already know the pros and cons of each one. Especially when they are spending several thousand dollars. The option to "switch to something else" is a joke, because it assumes the buyer didn't consider it before they committed to Fuji X.

True Lab.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 13:11 UTC
On Fujifilm announces weather-resistant XF 50-140mm F2.8 article (220 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Forget about "dueling formats" for a moment... this looks like a great lens for Fuji X users who need a high quality telephoto zoom lens.

This solves a problem for them, and does it much more economically then selling all their gear and buying a FF DSLR plus brand new lenses. The decision to buy a MILC camera was already made, for lots of other reasons the buyer had.

When people select a system, they already know the pros and cons of each one. Especially when they are spending several thousand dollars. The option to "switch to something else" is a joke, because it assumes the buyer didn't consider it before they committed to Fuji X.

True David. One can get excellent seperation with aps-c sized sensors. I've done enough comparisons over the years between the formats in large print and people simply cannot tell the difference when challenged. I've done weddings and portraits professionally for more than two decades....and now the vast majority is done on my Fuji gear because it gets the job done with excellent results. Qianp2k is a longtime Fuji and aps-c basher....most often with no experience with the gear he bashes. Debate with him is pointless.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 11, 2014 at 14:00 UTC
On Fujifilm announces weather-resistant XF 50-140mm F2.8 article (220 comments in total)
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photo nuts: Canon EF 70-200 f/4 IS weighs 760 g. Price is US$1299.

Sony FE 70-200 f/4 OSS weighs 840 g. Price is US$1498.

Panasonic 35-100 f/2.8 OIS (equiv. to 70-200 f/5.6) weighs 360 g!!! Price is US$1498.

Fujifilm XF 50-140 f/2.8 (equiv. to 76-213 mm f/4.2) weighs 995 g. No stabilisation. Price is US$1599.

Wow. Just wow.

Fujifilm and Sony lenses provide ZERO weight advantage for their mirrorless mounts.

Is that your method of debate now Peter....just calling anyone you disagree with a liar all the time? By the way, I've posted a number of XT1 and D800 photos on DPReview....you miraculously seem to ignore those posts...LOL. Sorry my gear makes you jealous.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 17:55 UTC
On Fujifilm announces weather-resistant XF 50-140mm F2.8 article (220 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Forget about "dueling formats" for a moment... this looks like a great lens for Fuji X users who need a high quality telephoto zoom lens.

This solves a problem for them, and does it much more economically then selling all their gear and buying a FF DSLR plus brand new lenses. The decision to buy a MILC camera was already made, for lots of other reasons the buyer had.

When people select a system, they already know the pros and cons of each one. Especially when they are spending several thousand dollars. The option to "switch to something else" is a joke, because it assumes the buyer didn't consider it before they committed to Fuji X.

Exactly Marti. Unfortunately, we find a lot of people who have never used, processed files from, or even touched the equipment trolling around with negative opinions based on charts and graphs....talk about not understanding the complete user experience.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 17:33 UTC
On Fujifilm announces weather-resistant XF 50-140mm F2.8 article (220 comments in total)
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photo nuts: Canon EF 70-200 f/4 IS weighs 760 g. Price is US$1299.

Sony FE 70-200 f/4 OSS weighs 840 g. Price is US$1498.

Panasonic 35-100 f/2.8 OIS (equiv. to 70-200 f/5.6) weighs 360 g!!! Price is US$1498.

Fujifilm XF 50-140 f/2.8 (equiv. to 76-213 mm f/4.2) weighs 995 g. No stabilisation. Price is US$1599.

Wow. Just wow.

Fujifilm and Sony lenses provide ZERO weight advantage for their mirrorless mounts.

BarnET...that is why i went with the 645Z. With the lenses available, it offers an advantage over 35mm sensors. That said, I will still continue to add to my Fuji lens lineup as the results are superb.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 16:43 UTC
On Fujifilm announces weather-resistant XF 50-140mm F2.8 article (220 comments in total)
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Just another Canon shooter: Fuji (76-213/4.2 eq): 995g
Canon 70-200/4 IS: 760g
Nikon 70-200/4 VR: 860g
Sony 70-200/4 OS: 840g

You are comparing the weight of f2.8 lenses with f4 lenses?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 15:17 UTC
On Fujifilm announces weather-resistant XF 50-140mm F2.8 article (220 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Forget about "dueling formats" for a moment... this looks like a great lens for Fuji X users who need a high quality telephoto zoom lens.

This solves a problem for them, and does it much more economically then selling all their gear and buying a FF DSLR plus brand new lenses. The decision to buy a MILC camera was already made, for lots of other reasons the buyer had.

When people select a system, they already know the pros and cons of each one. Especially when they are spending several thousand dollars. The option to "switch to something else" is a joke, because it assumes the buyer didn't consider it before they committed to Fuji X.

Qianp2k...I guess you need to do some study on what APD lenses are, and how they impact bokeh. Portaiture is not just about shallow DOF...it is about the quality of the bokeh...and in this regard, APD lenses are superb. You need to stop pretending to be an expert on everything....you simply dont have the knowledge or experience.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 14:16 UTC
On Fujifilm announces weather-resistant XF 50-140mm F2.8 article (220 comments in total)
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photo nuts: Canon EF 70-200 f/4 IS weighs 760 g. Price is US$1299.

Sony FE 70-200 f/4 OSS weighs 840 g. Price is US$1498.

Panasonic 35-100 f/2.8 OIS (equiv. to 70-200 f/5.6) weighs 360 g!!! Price is US$1498.

Fujifilm XF 50-140 f/2.8 (equiv. to 76-213 mm f/4.2) weighs 995 g. No stabilisation. Price is US$1599.

Wow. Just wow.

Fujifilm and Sony lenses provide ZERO weight advantage for their mirrorless mounts.

Time to move to Mf and get rid of that puny 35mm sensor that suffers from crop factor.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 14:07 UTC
On Fujifilm announces weather-resistant XF 50-140mm F2.8 article (220 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Forget about "dueling formats" for a moment... this looks like a great lens for Fuji X users who need a high quality telephoto zoom lens.

This solves a problem for them, and does it much more economically then selling all their gear and buying a FF DSLR plus brand new lenses. The decision to buy a MILC camera was already made, for lots of other reasons the buyer had.

When people select a system, they already know the pros and cons of each one. Especially when they are spending several thousand dollars. The option to "switch to something else" is a joke, because it assumes the buyer didn't consider it before they committed to Fuji X.

True Lab. I've made print comparisons for people and they could not tell the difference.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 14:03 UTC
On Fujifilm announces weather-resistant XF 50-140mm F2.8 article (220 comments in total)
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Marty4650: Forget about "dueling formats" for a moment... this looks like a great lens for Fuji X users who need a high quality telephoto zoom lens.

This solves a problem for them, and does it much more economically then selling all their gear and buying a FF DSLR plus brand new lenses. The decision to buy a MILC camera was already made, for lots of other reasons the buyer had.

When people select a system, they already know the pros and cons of each one. Especially when they are spending several thousand dollars. The option to "switch to something else" is a joke, because it assumes the buyer didn't consider it before they committed to Fuji X.

I agree Marty. The Fuji system has been drawing people away from Canon and Nikon. I know a few local wedding shooters who have switched. The new 56 APD will take portraiture to a new level that Canon cant match....not to mention Fuji's nicer colors and superior DR. The lens lineup is great and is getting better.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 14:02 UTC

Looks to be the choice for portraiture.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 05:06 UTC as 33rd comment
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Photo Pete: No gloss optimiser. Vast tonal range and gloss differential too!

Not interested until Epson make a pigment printer with 3 black shades, matt black which doesn't need ink to be purged before use and which has a gloss optimiser. Oh, and which only purges the cartridge which was replaced when one runs out rather than all of them.

Perhaps even with an Epson own brand continuous ink system.

There are a lot of things Epson could have improved in a new printer.,, black density was very low on my list.

Just switch to the Piezographic inksets for 7 shades of black and you'll never go back to Epsons cruddy b&w

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2014 at 14:44 UTC

Looks like Epson has never heard of Piezographic inksets.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 6, 2014 at 14:43 UTC as 20th comment
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peevee1: Why would anybody buy a manual lens made for FF DSLR in a mirrorless mount for a crop camera (either APS-C or m43)? The lens will be bigger that way. It is simpler to buy the lens in a DSLR mount and a $5 adapter, and/or $90+ focal reducer adapter - you can share both adapters between other lenses for the same mount, and with each have 2 lenses for the price of 1.

Also, 50/1.4? I wonder if it is really all that better than all those manual 50/1.4 available on ebay for $40-50, ESPECIALLY FOR VIDEO with its low resolution.

Why? Because it may look different in its rendering then another lens.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 02:59 UTC
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