Harold66

Harold66

Lives in Spain MALAGA, Spain
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at www.thedemandingtraveler.org
Joined on Aug 26, 2007
About me:

Professional Photographer
www.haroldglit.com
IG : haroldglitphotography

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On article 2017 Roundup: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (464 comments in total)
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uhoh07: Another bizarre roundup. LOL

Let's see the RX1rii untouchable in image quality, legendary among pros, and is actually in many pro bags, but Fuji is spending more ad money at DPI?

OK the Fuji is probably more fun to use and does fine. But cmon.

Not that it is in itself proof of an high quality product, I actually doubt that many pros have this camera. Quite certain in fact that the X100s and the Ricoh GR.s, for different reasons, are more popular among pros as a carry everywhere camera

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 00:50 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Fixed Prime Lens Cameras (464 comments in total)
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Jim Evidon: I used to have an X100 and loved it for its IQ and features but found it too bulky for a backup camera. I now have the X70 and with an optical VF attached, and it is still small enough to slip in my pants pocket, although for the sake of the camera I prefer to carry it in a small LowePro belt loop case. I considered the highly praised Ricoh GRII, but I felt that the sensor is now a little long in the tooth, the excellent Ricoh lens is a little too slow and the FujiX sensor simply performs better at medium high ISO's (400 to 1600) and in low light.

Pretty strange comment condidering the X70 has the same sensor than the Gr II so why is only the rivoh sensor long in the tooth ? Despite your assertions the GR has very similar IQ compared to the X70 and the first three versions of the X100 and even better IQ at the widest apertures ,.
Bit more importantly the GR user interface is MUCH better than the X70

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 00:47 UTC

For me without a doubt , 40mm Fov

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 13:26 UTC as 195th comment | 2 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm X100 (174 comments in total)
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zodiacfml: Nice film simulation modes. I hope they have something to compete against the Ricoh GR as a slim but APSC powerhouse.

Woodyz. No it does not. The ONLY advantage it does have is the tilting screen.
H

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 09:16 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm X100 (174 comments in total)
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OlyPent: Which Fuji was it that had the weird burned out highlights?

Oh yeah, remember the X10. Without a doubt the absolute worst digital camera I have EVER owned. :(

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 04:58 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm X100 (174 comments in total)
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fatdeeman: Beautiful camera, the firmware got a lot of criticism but looking back Fuji more than made up for it and helped to kickstart the current trend for companies being more attentive with such things.

That Sony sensor is phenomenal too, one of the best APS-C chips ever made IMO, incredible DR and low noise floor. I have a Sony 5n which of course has a different colour array but the underlying tech is the same. It's impressive that a 6-7 year old chip is still competitive with some chips being released even now.

Thanks to the ageless design and that awesome sensor this camera has really stood the test of time in an industry where rapid obsolescence is often the norm.

Yes, indeed. I guess it is like seeing the glass half full vs half empty. In the area of the first X100, the camera and its little brother (X10) had soooo many bugs that in some magazines, listing the bugs was taking several paragraphs. Releasing on the market two such flawed cameras was no achievement at the time.it is good that Fuji now pays close attention to its customers feedback but let s not turn what happened at launch like a good start.H

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 04:52 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm X100 (174 comments in total)

"but none of these have hit the combination of features, price, capability and downright desirability that the X100 achieved"
Well this seems a little bit too final for me. Part of the appeal was due to the "Leicalike looks" and as you mentioned the camera was seriously bugged when launched. Despite not having a viewfinder like the Fuji, One could argue that the GR was (and still is) as a serious photo tool for serious photographers than the Fuji X100.
Both cameras have pluses and minuses so your statement seems more like an personal preference not a general one.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 16:54 UTC as 61st comment | 2 replies
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CaPi: Art is always worth notice. and This is fun :)
Thanks for including this DPr!

No it would not.This notion that something has to be provoking or agressive to be worth seeing is a myth.Great artwork will convey a range of emotions without being agressive or bland

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2017 at 11:18 UTC
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CaPi: Art is always worth notice. and This is fun :)
Thanks for including this DPr!

Art this ? Please give me a break. Although I am sure this crap will get the waouh and ohs of the culturally deficient
H

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2017 at 10:45 UTC
On article Have your say: Best midrange ILC of 2016 (53 comments in total)

There is a mistake in your poll. The pic shows the pentax k70 while the text says K1

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 12:18 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
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ogl: X1D+30+90 = 15 700 USD

Who will be the users of this system?
The system has no any serious advantage over classical MF cameras at all.

Lots of posts but you obviously do not know much on the subject.H

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 00:23 UTC
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entoman: Fantastic camera, but it's not likely to ever be used outside of a studio - if you took it outdoors you'd be constantly harrassed by crowds of other photographers wanting to look at it or ask you questions about it!

Not a very realistic opinion

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 00:16 UTC
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NeilJones: My Fuji XT-2 up for sale!

What about the lenses ? You are going to change all your lenses ? Do you think you have as many good options for Sony ?

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 17:06 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1 (220 comments in total)
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Zoran Veljovic: I have one! I was very glad than. Today it is a history!

Yes me too. It was producing good images and totally silent. Now imagine one today with the same zoom lens (maybe f4 at the longer end) a better LCD and the 24MP sensor and two sd slots. I most likely would buy one

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 11:29 UTC
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Rhawi Dantas: Ricoh, if you are listening bring a GR with an 35mm equiv. lens. While at it slap a 24mp sensor and we are done.

I volunteer as tribute for testing. (hard job but someone has to do it.´).

Richard . Your suggestion for a 40mm equivalent is the right one. This way ricoh offers a GR with the 28mm native and the 35mm crop ( and the crop will lake even more sense with the higher count 24 Mp) and another version with a native 40mm equivalent which is such a great focal length for street photography as proven by many film cameras of the past ( rollei 35, minolta cle, canonet,..). Furthermore a 40mm FOv will allow for a 50 mm crop ( again with enough MP) with the higher count MP sensor for those who like the 50mm too.
And if they had an optional 2 X converter , we would get high quality 80mm Fov equivalent for portraits. A winning combo for sure. Harold

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 21:21 UTC
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Harold66: New battery , new charger not good news for em1 and em5 owners so hopefully they won t use this new battery on the em5 mark 3 next year !

Yes sure why not penalizing further the ling time customers !

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 19:27 UTC
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Digimat: well...its a tiny sensor thats not for everybody, but the specs are beastly.

Tiny sensor ? Ridiculous statement

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 18:25 UTC

New battery , new charger not good news for em1 and em5 owners so hopefully they won t use this new battery on the em5 mark 3 next year !

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 18:24 UTC as 95th comment | 8 replies
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX10/LX15 Review (388 comments in total)
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Escaping: In my own view, the original LX series ended with the LX7, because it gave me 3 key important features in one package: a large sensor in a small body platform, a fast zoom lens starting at 24mm, enthusiast controls and ergonomics including the ability to have a viewfinder (I can add an OVF to the LX3). The LX100 broke that original design concept by making the camera a tad too big for me (it no longer fits in my jeans pocket). Now, the LX10 goes back to the smaller form factor but lacks the EVF or even the option to add one. To me, this LX10 is pretty much a ZS100 with a faster lens without the EVF. I wish Panasonic did not take the EVF out. Very disappointed! At least, now knowing what the LX10 is, I can say I would go for the Nikon DL instead. Who knows, we may see a LX8?.. sighs.

On which planet is it possible to claim the lx7 had a large sensor ?? A 1/1.7" sensor can be looked as very small or small but that s as far as u can stretch it

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 13:11 UTC
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Vanitas Photo: And here I am not caring if any mirrorless have 4k, I mean there are plenty of shooters who are not interested in video at all. I understand there are many who do but there are a lot of options in the market for them.

I prefer PDAF or Dual Pixel AF, great IQ and a solid photography feature set than 4K (any brand don't care if it is Canon, Sony, Fuji, Olympus, etc.)

I think what we should be talking about with mirrorless cameras is their batteries... geez I don't want to be swapping batteries to miss shots :P at this point on how MILC have evolved is pretty clear that ALL of them could use a bigger battery...

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Yes I am aware that some - or is it all ?-sony caleras have this which is a real plus and it does not get mentioned much by the reviewers alas

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 11:37 UTC
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