Priaptor

Priaptor

Lives in United States South, AK, United States
Joined on Oct 12, 2006

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On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (901 comments in total)

As an owner I would like to comment after reading some of the more sophomoric comments. I think it was a mistake, but a necessary one, for this review to compare this camera to the best FF cameras out there as this "system" really cannot be compared to those system nor should it.

I get the desire for some of you to rationalize and justify your purchases by denigrating others and questioning why this "inferior" camera got a gold while yours may or may not have.

If I was looking for a camera for sports, wildlife, landscape, portraiture basically a camera that can do ALL things I would never buy this or any other so called medium format. It's NOT that kind of camera.

These days I shoot exclusively landscape and some portraiture stuff and for my purposes I love this camera, both output and ergonomics. Never considered a Fuji before but I really love the ability to just use this camera. Kind of reminds me of the crappy touch screen on some cars vs. the intuitive ones on others.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2017 at 13:49 UTC as 26th comment
On article Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review (316 comments in total)
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Terry Breedlove: In my humble opinion at 50mp it isn't worth going to these new medium format cameras. 100 mp + and now we are talking.

Never shot with a Hasselblad BUT my favorite camera of all time was the Mamiya 7 and its three lenses. That was my ultimate photography bliss. I never should have parted with it.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 16:36 UTC
On article Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review (316 comments in total)
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Terry Breedlove: In my humble opinion at 50mp it isn't worth going to these new medium format cameras. 100 mp + and now we are talking.

Again, the same can be said for FF lenses as resolution of the sensor increases. I'm not criticizing your personal decisions by any means, but I have, like with so many things, stopped with waiting for the next best thing, whether it be a FF, MF, audio, car, etc. If something's current capabilities serves my purposes now I will usually go for it, assuming I can afford what I am going for. I guess as one gets older the waiting for the next best thing takes on a different perspective and why I was very interested in the X1D but chose to go for the GFX and am really enjoying it (so far).

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 15:07 UTC
On article Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review (316 comments in total)
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Terry Breedlove: In my humble opinion at 50mp it isn't worth going to these new medium format cameras. 100 mp + and now we are talking.

Will you still have that POV WHEN these cameras go to 100mp and their FF competitors are shooting at 80mp?

The same can be said for any and every camera. The good news is that the lenses for these new cameras will be compatible with their 100 mp replacements whenever that happens.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 13:16 UTC
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Old Cameras: Parts of Idaho are stunningly beautiful if you enjoy high desert landscape. I never visited Shoshone Falls but I took a long drive down 200 in a convertible late in the day and I thought it was one of the most beautiful drives in the country.

If you are a Lewis and Clark fanatic like me take the REAL Lolo with a 4 wheel vehicle. GORGEOUS!!

I have a place on Flathead Lake and after reading this thread will be sure to visit the Falls

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 23:36 UTC

To paraphrase Yogi Berra, the camera sucks so much that even if you wanted to buy one you couldn't because they are selling them faster than they can get them.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 21:55 UTC as 284th comment
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cirtapfotos: You know...I am going to pass on the Fuji GFX 50S and wait for the Fuji GFX 100S with Sony's 100MP. It will be announced in Dec/2017 or Early/2018. While I believe Fuji has a darn good camera here with the GFX 50S....I know the next model will be even better.

Foolishness to me is waiting for something you have no idea will ever be made or if made how long you will have to wait for it to be made.

Why rent it when you have already indicated you want to wait for the next version?

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 18:51 UTC
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cirtapfotos: You know...I am going to pass on the Fuji GFX 50S and wait for the Fuji GFX 100S with Sony's 100MP. It will be announced in Dec/2017 or Early/2018. While I believe Fuji has a darn good camera here with the GFX 50S....I know the next model will be even better.

I never tell anyone how to spend their money, however, as a doctor, I can tell you life is short, you can never predict tomorrow and if a person has the $$ and wants something, sometimes waiting for the "next best thing" never happens.

I just ordered mine, taking my own advice.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 16:47 UTC
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zakaria: Fuji GXF seems to be a morning coffee on this site.

And I'm glad it is as I'm eagerly reading and with every report am getting closer to pushing the B&H button to "BUY" as the actual reports and photos are starting to validate the claims and my presumptions when first hearing about this camera.

My shooting needs have changed over time (as I age) and would love this camera for landscape shoots.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 14:31 UTC
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Richard Murdey: All of the D645Z in half the volume?

I don't know much about art, but I know a piece of disruptive technology when I see it.

LFPCPH,

It's all a matter of perspective. One's Canon/Nikon with lens is big and heavy to someone sold on a Sony A7 which is big and heavy compared to a Fuji X series which is big and heavy to a point and shoot which is big and heavy compared to an iPhone/Android phone.

It's all relative.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 16:59 UTC
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Calvin Chann: It won't change many opinions at the current pricing levels. If they had a machine and lens ready to go at, say, $8,000 then maybe. Bear in mind that at those levels of resolution, file sizes will also be significantly larger bring into question the processing power and storage on your computer.

I'm not sure what you are missing, but the "pricing levels" are right around $8K for camera and a lens

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 16:28 UTC

It's like my wife's car. Knobs that do nothing; serious about that.

Impossible to turn the radio on and when you finally figure it out try to find a station??

And A/C good luck.

Sometimes technology sucks

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 02:03 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
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marike6: Best, most inspirational president in my lifetime. Master orator, good family man, like him or not, he always carried himself with class and dignity. Leaving office with a 60% approval rating in such a polarized political climate speaks volumes.

Maybe you should read the Federalist Papers, the meaning of a Republic, our Constitution and the incredible insight and amazing prescience of our Founders and Framers before espousing getting rid of what makes our form of Government so special. Getting rid of the electoral college?? Why so the elitists in the most populated cities are the only places our nominees campaign? Yeah great plan, NOT!

Of course no President could ever "get rid of the electoral college", but you wouldn't know that by your post.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 17:39 UTC
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marike6: Best, most inspirational president in my lifetime. Master orator, good family man, like him or not, he always carried himself with class and dignity. Leaving office with a 60% approval rating in such a polarized political climate speaks volumes.

Actually they were dead wrong no matter how you look at it. I understand the need and desire for people to want "objective" evidence to verify their beliefs, but, as we have seen in BREXIT and now Trump, those "in charge" of the media and these polls, including our institutions of "higher education" could care less about reality as to them, the ends, justifies the means. Even if you look at how "they" construct their polling data, it is obvious that they are biased.

But back to photography. My favorite picture is him leaving.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 15:49 UTC
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marike6: Best, most inspirational president in my lifetime. Master orator, good family man, like him or not, he always carried himself with class and dignity. Leaving office with a 60% approval rating in such a polarized political climate speaks volumes.

Well I will not debate the merits of your post as to me he was the polar opposite, BUT, to give any credence to these polls in the face of ALL the polls (excepting IBD) showing Clinton wining by a landslide with a greater than 95% probability and winning by over 12% of the popular vote speaks to the veracity of these polls you quote.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 14:48 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: Okay, fine great, look forward to samples shot with various lenses.

Now, will DPR be doing another series of Hasselblad X1D samples, or even a full review, with all 3 lenses represented any time in the next month or two?

Thanks. Appreciate it

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 23:57 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: Okay, fine great, look forward to samples shot with various lenses.

Now, will DPR be doing another series of Hasselblad X1D samples, or even a full review, with all 3 lenses represented any time in the next month or two?

How did it feel and what did you make of user interface. Obviously I'm not asking for a full fledged opinion other than based on the limited time you had it in your hand.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 23:03 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: Okay, fine great, look forward to samples shot with various lenses.

Now, will DPR be doing another series of Hasselblad X1D samples, or even a full review, with all 3 lenses represented any time in the next month or two?

These new "small" mirrorless and "inexpensive" MF cameras have my interest. I'm looking forward to real world use by you guys before pulling the trigger.

I wasn't aware any of the X1Ds actually shipped. My bad.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 22:53 UTC
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HowaboutRAW: Okay, fine great, look forward to samples shot with various lenses.

Now, will DPR be doing another series of Hasselblad X1D samples, or even a full review, with all 3 lenses represented any time in the next month or two?

Yup hopefully if the X1D gets released they can do a comparison. Real world comparisons of these two will be nice. X1D is lighter, 16bit, more expensive, no zoom as yet. Real world focus capabilities and output will be interesting.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 22:12 UTC
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steelhead3: Unless I am mistaken, this camera uses a Bayer pattern? Wonder why they didn't go with X pattern.

On the B&H video the Fuji guy made it sound that the Bayer sensor gave them more flexibility for RAW editing as you say

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 18:19 UTC
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