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My god someone was actually finally just crazy enough to make a full frame 35mm f0.95...

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2021 at 17:55 UTC as 42nd comment | 2 replies
On article Fujifilm X-E4 review: small size, big image quality (707 comments in total)

Loving a lot of things about the XE4 so far. It looks like its more or less a spiritual successor to the X70 at this point more than anything else, but with interchangeable lenses.

If I didn't already own an X100V and an X70, this would be very high on my list for my everyday camera.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2021 at 14:16 UTC as 234th comment | 1 reply
On article Zeiss ZX1 review (837 comments in total)

Honestly though this camera looks really fun to use and its an interesting concept. I'd love to get my hands on one some day, but that price point is a big hurdle for sure.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2020 at 13:48 UTC as 268th comment
In reply to:

GossCTP: I didn't know about rangefinder and SLR cameras when I got some awful Nikon P&S back in the early 90s. Everything was automatic. Only override was for the flash and you had to keep a finger on one of the tiny buttons next to the lens to force it to flash or not flash.

I'd sooner try to resurrect a CD burning Sony Mavica than one of those relics of mediocrity.

The Fun Touch series! I have one myself now I found while hunting for film cameras. It sure isn’t user friendly and the 28mm f5.6 lens isn’t anything to write home about - but for $3 it was kinda fun putting a roll through it. I’m more surprised it still worked after so many years.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2020 at 12:55 UTC

I think a big part of the film resurgence was being able to experience using these older, “forgotten” cameras for dirt cheap prices. Your only real expenditures being the cost of film or developing.

Now that these cameras are in vogue and highly sought after, they are not nearly worth the price of admission that they were a few years ago.

I like shooting film but when a decades old camera that could break and become unrepairable at any moment costs as much as or more than a fully featured digital camera, it’s hard to justify the asking price and hassle. There are still plenty of cheap film cameras to use and experience; no need to go all out on whatever the new (old) “cool” camera is of the moment.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2020 at 14:57 UTC as 79th comment

Once again the DPR comments section is a bastion of well-informed opinions and civility.

Oh wait...

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2020 at 14:00 UTC as 47th comment

I own the original EXA mount version of this and, while you can get some relatively interesting shots with it, I don’t believe it’s worth the hype (of the asking price).

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2020 at 17:32 UTC as 37th comment

I’m not a Nikon shooter but this is still bad news for the industry as a whole. Here’s hoping for a semblance of good news soon.

Link | Posted on May 12, 2020 at 14:15 UTC as 64th comment | 1 reply

I wonder if between this and the XT4, that Camera Conspiracies guy will finally run out of content.

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2020 at 12:15 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies

Wow. This is a very well put together and thought provoking piece. I think I’ll have to hunt down a copy now.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2020 at 14:14 UTC as 73rd comment

Wow what an excellent and candid interview. I’m very surprised to see Fujifilm come out and say that they plan to refresh older lenses AND they are opening their mount to third party manufacturers.

Link | Posted on Apr 14, 2020 at 13:35 UTC as 47th comment

Such a phenomenal camera. I’ve used it everyday since it’s arrived and have already captured what I think are some of my best photos to date. Something about the X100 series just brings that inspiration.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2020 at 15:04 UTC as 86th comment

35mm is just the perfect focal length in my opinion. Very well said.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2020 at 16:53 UTC as 94th comment

I truly love my X100V and have been a big fan of the X100 series. A full frame X100 would be very cool, but I think I’d prefer if Fujifilm stuck to their guns and made a Medium Format X100-style camera. It is unfortunate that the only full frame alternative to the X100 though is priced pretty out of reach for most enthusiasts, and no doubt a MF version would be even pricier.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2020 at 15:06 UTC as 148th comment

The X100V has everything I’ve wanted in this series for a long time. I’m happy to upgrade now because I won’t need to for quite the foreseeable future. For folks who don’t care about the tilting screen and the new film sims, the X100F is still a phenomenal camera.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2020 at 21:58 UTC as 156th comment
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steelhead3: Seems like vapor ware to combat switchers to other systems & DP is helping market this camera.

Like the Sony A7SIII that’s been “guaranteed” for the last few years I’m guessing.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2020 at 17:20 UTC
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Kiril Karaatanasov: Well Canon shooters must be very sad for the good old days but they are not coming back. We are not going back to 2009 not 2005.

Currently all ILC cameras combined sell at about 5 million per year. In the better days just 5d mk2 sold more.

Canon has largely pulled out of photography. That is what they have been touting loud and clear for the past 5 years including in DPreview articles.

So it is not possible to make another 5d. Given that Canon have literally strangled their photography unit I doubt they will release something close to current state of the art in the industry either in photography or video. Yes sure they will largely catch up to a7iii but A7iv is around the corner too.

8k is the only spec that sounds amazing on the R5 but we saw that reception for 8K is less than enthusiastic. Even 4k seems to be falling out of love with consumer same as 3d before it. Now the focus is on HDR....so why do 8K at all.....

Lmao what

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2020 at 17:19 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-T4 first impressions (91 comments in total)
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flip 21: Where is the beast, man?!?!?? The new smarphone from Samsung, the S20, which costs 1300€ or so, offers 8K video, and here it is a brand new dedicated camera, that is more expensive, and don't even offer 6K video?!?!!? this is nuts!!! no wonder peoplestart buying smartphones instead...Who cares about 4K video, It is been around since 2014... camera brands are taking baby steps... that's embarrising to watch... all this time only to see finaly a camera with a fully articulated/selfie LCD that records 4K video?!?!? and I doubt there is any difference in IQ bewteen the 4Kvideo of the XT3, and the XT4...., we want 8K :( ... as much as I hate it, my next video camera will probably be a.... cellphone?!?!?.... crazy!!
Here, 8K footage, from a simple device designed to make phone calls.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OefocRFlDss

This is 100% a troll lmao

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2020 at 23:09 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-T4 first impressions (91 comments in total)
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dmanthree: IBIS no big deal? Seriously? It's a game changer.

It is weird how so much attention was put on the X-T3 not having IBIS and now that we've got a fully featured successor WITH IBIS it seems like no one seems to care as much.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2020 at 23:05 UTC
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Horshack: Q: What was the number one request from X100F customers?
A: Weather resistance. And also image stabilization.

I don't recall ever seeing a camera company openly admitting to a feature requested by their users that wasn't implemented (image stabilization). The non-Fuji way to answer Barney's question is to selectively list the features they actually put into the camera. This may seem like a small point to some but to me it demonstrates a remarkable level of forthrightness.

Not to mention Sony’s IBIS is hardly what I’d call class-leading and Ricoh’s IBIS is only 3 stops compared to the more common 5 stops of stabilization.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2020 at 16:13 UTC
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