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Strobist: One thing seldom discussed in commercial product photography is the *camapign end viewing medium*.

If a campaign is set to be advertised on mobile platforms (Meta / instagram / other) then maybe the difference in tonal color range between FF and APC is very hard to spot, and the same could be said about camera resolution FF vs APC.

So could you use Fuji APC for commercial work like here? - Sure, but it would also depend on the customers chosen medium for the campaign.

/ Strobist

Sure. Fuji images print well (SOOC) in my experience. You are 100% right, though, the job parameters and workflow are important. IMO, depending on the customer (or agency), you may have to educate them.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2022 at 00:33 UTC

I prefer the C1E default look and the appearance of the highlights (which as you note have more contrast). Excepting the excessive default noise reduction C1E applies.

This was all screen output ? Although I appreciate these are Raw conversions, I would be curious as to how the printed output would appear. Also curious about the B&W simulation conversions.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2021 at 22:25 UTC as 14th comment
On article Fujifilm X-E4 review: small size, big image quality (719 comments in total)

I respect what Fujifilm have done here (especially with a tilting screen), but this is far from the premium camera that the X-E1 was in the market when it came out. The reduction in control points is very telling.

As the reviewer notes, it's also disappointing that the EVF is 0.62x, and the overall resolution hasn't changed since 2012! The X-E1's evf (although much slower) was much larger to view through (0.68 or 0.72x from memory).

There is a huge gulf in Fujifilm's lineup for a small, tough (weather sealed) and potentially stabilized body (and while they are at it, please seal the 18-55).

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2021 at 22:11 UTC as 93rd comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm X-T3 Review (2480 comments in total)

@DPR, since you are presenting Capture One Express outcomes for high ISO, can you please present the whole ISO series using that software, and/or compare vs. Adobe products as this site has in the past.

Given historical processing outcomes, and that Capture One Express is now free, I don't know whether it's a correct assertion that Adobe products are the most widely used by Fujifilm users.

You have the RAW images, but more importantly, the platform.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2018 at 18:10 UTC as 290th comment | 1 reply
On article Flickr announces major update to Galleries section (80 comments in total)
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CE3: Look great! Now it’s time to migrate users away from the Yahoo! account login!

And those horrible oath terms.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2018 at 18:59 UTC
On article Sample gallery: Fujifilm X-T3 (194 comments in total)

@DPR: Could you please possibly reprocess (in camera) and post some of the portraits using Pro Neg Standard or High?
Just curious as to the colour impact as against the Provia that most of these are shot with.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2018 at 23:18 UTC as 17th comment

No love for the modestly priced and small Canon M100?

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2018 at 01:04 UTC as 20th comment | 1 reply

Nothing wrong with the lenses, the 18.5mm and the 30-110mm were particularly strong, and nicely compact.

The V1 EVF made it very useful, and the speed features were WAY ahead of their time. However, the lack of a grip, mode dial, standard hot shoe meant that flexibility was poor, and the first two generations of the sensor weren't that great.

I'd love to see a shoot out between the RX10 versus V3 and 70-300mm. Landscape, BIF, equivalent video, and portraits.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2018 at 22:38 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply
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keeponkeepingon: Never heard of?

Announced in 2016, available since Jan 2017 this isn't exactly a new camera.

Even the author's heard of it :

" I can't help but feel I'd be okay with a more restrictive zoom range in front of a 1"-type sensor (along the lines of the Sealife DC2000, which I'm still hoping to test out in the future."

Carey Rose July 2017

I remember reading that, chuckling, and thinking "If only that guy worked for a camera review web site......

You have to wonder though: WHy all the love 18 months after the camera was released?

Well, there are other unreviewed tough cameras too. Pentax WG-50?

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2018 at 02:29 UTC
On article DPReview TV: A look back at APS film (390 comments in total)

Fun video.

Minolta Vectis 200 (sharpest lens I ever had on a compact), and S1 (and then in the UK, too) for me. The S1 was actually a pretty good system; I had the kit, 22-80mm, 50mm macro, and 56-170mm. You could go as wide as 17mm, and as long as 400mm in the system. I sold mine to a collector a few years back.

Pity we can't adapt the lenses for digital; you're right on the money about the small, high quality aspect. The main issue for me was enlargement; anything bigger than 8x10 prints didn't look that good. The film stocks available were also limited; I used Fuji. Agfa and Kodak.

A few examples: https://www.flickr.com/photos/98316616@N00/albums/72157605490964119

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2018 at 14:19 UTC as 122nd comment | 1 reply

I would like to know what happens to the image ownership. Oath's terms required image ownership by them, and allowed derivative use. Would like to see reversion back to Yahoo terms.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2018 at 11:37 UTC as 7th comment
On article Fujifilm X-A5 sample gallery (110 comments in total)

Enjoyed the Dale Chihuly exhibition; some amazing glass work.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2018 at 01:44 UTC as 8th comment

Per comments below, huge gulf between firmware added (V2, V3) functionality of X-T2 and X-T20. Disappointing.

Another opportunity for improvement: options for different sharpening (e.g., type, mask) in in-camera, or via raw converter.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 12:23 UTC as 17th comment
On article Canon EOS M100 review (787 comments in total)

A fast 50mm normal and Fast 85-100mm equiv (even if a 1:2 macro) would go a long way to fleshing this system out.

Agreed on the points around charging. I carry a solar capable power-bank for my Ricoh GR when hiking, and it is a fantastic solution where there is no power.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2017 at 13:44 UTC as 200th comment

How do the test scores from phones compare to their other rating system for cameras? I do wish they'd rate equivalently in a single scale.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 23:32 UTC as 9th comment | 11 replies

Duplicate. 404.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 23:31 UTC as 10th comment
On article Fujifilm X-E3 Review (770 comments in total)

Does the camera tip forward with the 23mm attached (like the X-T20)? Curious about the balance.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 01:13 UTC as 142nd comment | 5 replies

Those were huge, open, and hard to remediate clean-room areas. A full-clean would have been challenging to say the least, let alone fixing structural damage, and moving equipment out.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 11:40 UTC as 24th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon IXUS 50 / SD400 Digital ELPH (70 comments in total)

Ah, but did it fit in an Altoids tin? Love to see that throwback.

Nice connections and reminiscence.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 14:45 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On article Ten ways to shake 'photographer's block' for good (89 comments in total)

Stop taking selfies.

More seriously - go somewhere else.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 01:25 UTC as 38th comment
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