Priaptor

Priaptor

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

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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 267th 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
On article Have your say: Best prime lens of 2016 (152 comments in total)

How about some Batis love here??

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2016 at 14:42 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply
On article TIME releases 100 most influential images of all time (165 comments in total)

For you naysayers about these photos, from my perch, while I am a self-professed heavily conservative misanthrope and while I have lost ALL respect for Time over the years, these photos are indeed, for the most part, a great collection of photos that have literally been ingrained into the fabric of American life. I think multiple iconic photos that come to mind that for whatever reason didn't make it on the list, are the lifting of the flag on Iwo Jima, Yalta Conference of Churchill, FDR and Stalin and the famous signing of by MacArthur of the Japanese unconditional surrender aboard the USS Missouri, particularly as that generation who fought in such an important milestone in world history are dying off with such rapidity. Just my take.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2016 at 14:35 UTC as 15th comment
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Marcelobtp: PLEASE GUYS PAY ATTENTION WHEN COMPARING TO THE IPHONE 7 PLUS, there is a TELE and WIDE the WIDE IS MUCH SHARPER than TELE, Some people are saying that PIXEL XL MUCH SHARPER THAN IPHONE 7 PLUS, it is sharper, but not that much!

I own a Iphone 7 + and EVEN in wide, I have to say, the Pixel XL is much sharper. Maybe we see things different but comparing wide, the Pixel XL is the clear winner. Functionally, I can't say, but on this thing, no comparison. Hardly a "but not that much"

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 13:28 UTC
On article Nikon 105mm F1.4E ED sample images (279 comments in total)
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Priaptor: I will admit, I haven't used Nikon for years, but IMHO, when I look back at my old Nikon pictures or at those of others or samples like these, I always say to myself, Nikon was my favorite and best and why am I not shooting with Nikon??

No other camera/lens combo, Canon, Leica or Sony, ever gave me the same pleasure. Not even my buddy's A7RII/Batis 25.

Looks like an incredible lens, as usual for Nikon.

You are right. The system is what matters. I have been toying with getting back into Nikon now for awhile. I now do predominately landscape stuff and some portrait (of dogs) stuff and have given up chasing wild life and carrying huge tele primes. I was very impressed with my friend's A7RII/Batis 25, pretty small for what it is BUT I am still enamored with the final output of Nikon.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 15:09 UTC
On article Nikon 105mm F1.4E ED sample images (279 comments in total)

I will admit, I haven't used Nikon for years, but IMHO, when I look back at my old Nikon pictures or at those of others or samples like these, I always say to myself, Nikon was my favorite and best and why am I not shooting with Nikon??

No other camera/lens combo, Canon, Leica or Sony, ever gave me the same pleasure. Not even my buddy's A7RII/Batis 25.

Looks like an incredible lens, as usual for Nikon.

Link | Posted on Sep 29, 2016 at 13:47 UTC as 61st comment | 3 replies
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