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On article Analog gems: 10 excellent, affordable film cameras (819 comments in total)

The Hasselblad X-Pan. This rangefinder is a single or double wide 35mm film camera. Double wide means panoramas. It's lens selection are each medium format and of startling quality. Built by Fuji it is Fuji's first X camera.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2017 at 14:44 UTC as 347th comment | 1 reply
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dmaclau: so which software supports these DNG files?

DxO Optics Pro, OnOne, Aperture, RawPower don't seem to open these files.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 14:54 UTC

so which software supports these DNG files?

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2017 at 23:57 UTC as 38th comment | 3 replies
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2496 comments in total)

a word from an XP-2 user on the OVF. You've correctly identified that the bright-box reduces in size with longer focal length lenses. However I believe your reviewer (s) have missed an important point. Irrespective which lens I use I still get to use all of the OVF, not just part of it. I just get to use more of it to anticipate.

I'm using the camera & 90mm lens to photograph roller derby and it does very well. In a fast dynamic sport being able to see a large area of action, not merely the tunnel-vision that the sensor will capture makes All the difference.

The relatively small area in the bright box gives me a quite large area all around it to see who will be crashing into it in a split second. Having a larger view of that box wouldn't help me. Sacrificing the outer perimeter would hurt. I obviously need to anticipate action rather than wait for it and then shoot. Watching action develop, trusting the AF and shooting 3 - 5 shot bursts works quite well with this camera

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2016 at 22:48 UTC as 60th comment
On article #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE (278 comments in total)
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Roland Karlsson: Looks awkward to me. Look at image #1. So, how are the woman supposed to change any settings or even take any image if she holds it like that? And, how are you supposed to hold it to make it comfortable?

And what is the point? Today's smart phones have decent cameras. And, if you want more than a decent camera, this is not it.

actually, it is awkward to hold. The biggest problem is that just about any iPhone case prevents attachment and without a case the iPhone is like a hair triggered pistol. However, with a dock extender it's better. Also, with a lightning extension it's fun. Future expectations are FW update to wiFi...we'll see.

All in all, you're correct though It is awkward to hold, but, it's tiny. I carry mine in a little velvet bag in the bottom of my jeans pocket and hardly notice it's there at all. That alone is an achievement.
re your last sentence you're incorrect...IQ wise, it is a quite decent camera

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2015 at 16:43 UTC
On article #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE (278 comments in total)
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R_U_Q_R_U: I read that it REQUIRES two hands at all times because the connection point is the Lightning port. I saw one demo where the user was holding the camera in one hand and the iPhone plummeted to the floor...oops!

I saw that also and it concerned me. Then 2 days later mine arrived and I found that I never dangle the phone from the camera but I do dangle the camera from the phone and it works just fine.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2015 at 03:47 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100T successor rumored to feature new lens (336 comments in total)

mechanical focus is enough. weatherproofing is nice as is an articulating screen but my X-100 is perfectly fine without either of those...don't get "lens big."

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 02:42 UTC as 106th comment | 1 reply
On article #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE (278 comments in total)
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SideshowSurfer: Wow, a lot of haters on this thread. I definitely want one! Why? Because I already have my phone in my pocket always. And now all I need is this tiny thing in my pocket and I have a rather decent quality camera that's going to take pretty good low light indoor pics. I see this as the perfect camera to take out partying, or just to have with you all day long, every day. So no, it is not the same as an RX100 etc, because then I have to somehow fit my phone, my wallet, keys, AND an RX100 in my pockets. Not possible. But with this little thing, Possible!!!

1. "regular people" whoever they may be may in fact do many things at once. I for one have enough difficulty doing one thing at a time.

2. I shot iPhone as primary camera for 3 years. "Airplane Mode" stops phone from interfering with the camera. If it's important they'll call back. Battery life? Really? Do you suppose that in 6 generations of iPhones it's users haven't figured out how to deal with the dreaded non replaceable battery yet?
3. I don't care for or use replaceable lenses. 32mm is quite fine.
4. In a way this hints at my only concern. Nikon sold a 1" camera for a very dear price. Later they went on "fire sale" destroying any resale or trade-in value for the early adopters. I hope this isn't what happens with this camera. That Nikon V1 (bought on fire sale) taught me that the "noise" is actually quite manageable, particularly if any film emulation software is used. I don't expect low light problems.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2015 at 05:44 UTC
On article #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE (278 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: On the other hand, you could just carry a smallish large sensor compact for a similar price in another pocket...

the point is to bring the images effortlessly into the iPhone for it's brand of processing.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 04:36 UTC
On article #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE (278 comments in total)
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khunpapa: Hope the phone has enough juice left when I badly want to use it as the MOBILE PHONE.

Oh, you talk about spare batteries? OMG .. now the combination is as large and heavy as the old dSLR.

seriously? Keeping a charge on a photographically used iPhone has always been a challenge. Even I figured out how to do it, I'm sure you can too.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 04:32 UTC
On article #1 in France: Hands-on with DxO ONE (278 comments in total)

A lot of opinions and skepticism are being shared but there's one big thing that's being missed. The iPhone is a magnificent photography device. Images from more traditional cameras are often processed on the iPhone. I have used an Apple created SD card reader for years to bring images to my iPhone or iPad.

Camera manufacturers are recognizing this and offering (still rudimentary) wifi connections. I have a Fuji X-100 without wifi capability, and an X-M1 with wifi. The JPG's each create are incredible but the wifi is truthfully not worth using.

I've pre ordered this camera and have hopes for quality JPG's which will transfer effortlessly to my iPhone for processing. Would I rather have wifi connection? Yes I would, but not this generation's connections and likely not the next gen's connections either.

I'm also hopeful that a lightning connection "extension cord" can be fabricated. I would think it could.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2015 at 04:29 UTC as 57th comment

"protect the 'federal' wilderness from commercial exploitation...." "Federal Wilderness" as in "The King's own woods?" Wilderness belongs to the federal government now? "Protect...from commercial exploitation?" What's next...calling commercial interests "running dog capitalist?" Where in the he[[ do they think we live?

Link | Posted on Oct 3, 2014 at 09:18 UTC as 29th comment
On article Adobe Photoshop Touch for iPad (43 comments in total)

1600 x 1600? C'mon. Does Adobe really think they can play in this market with that resolution? 4 stars? 1600 x 1600 invalidates the App.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2012 at 01:21 UTC as 7th comment
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