Paul JM

Lives in Australia Australia
Joined on Feb 19, 2004

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fusoexplorer: Tried it on my laptop. It is not going to cut it. Anybody have an idea of video editing software that could run on a laptop?

Runs fine on my MacBook Pro 2017

Link | Posted on Jan 4, 2020 at 09:09 UTC
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Rootbeer Man: Little sensor. No Thanks!

Well, he is absolutely correct. No matter how much you try and match the feature set, it is still a horrible little sensor. I flirted with it some years back but rapidly gave up on MFTs. My copy of the original mk i has been sitting gathering dust for years. Little physical camera size advantage over APSc and a much smaller sensor. And this new thing, poor continuous AF, no log in video, what on earth is it offering ? And at this price ??

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2019 at 23:11 UTC
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Boss of Sony: The E-M5 III is AU$1900 body only in Australia. That's more than twice what I paid for the Panasonic GX85 with 2 lenses when it was first released. And despite being a 3-year newer camera, there is no really compelling feature over the 3-year-old GX85, apart from perhaps high-res mode. But it looks like users will still have to put up with Olympus's incompetently organized bizarre menu system, which from my experience with the E-P5, completely kills the enjoyment of photography.
Just recently, the Fuji X-T3 was selling for AU$1200 body only, and the Sony A7 III (from what I can see, the most praised camera of the past 3 years, and nearly 3 times the battery life of the E-M5 III) for AU $2100, body only. Olympus's pricing is bizarre.

1100 Euro is 1800 dollars Australian, genius.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2019 at 23:09 UTC
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KLO82: First serious crop frame mirrorless from Canon.

Nearly 7 years after Fuji released theirs

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2019 at 04:15 UTC
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sirkhann: DPreview is consistently misleading about lens choices on Fujifilm X. Yes, in 2012 Fujinon lenses were really something. Since then, Fujinons have seen some price increase while every single manufacturer set a higher bar regarding Image Quality on their line-up. Fujifilm make their lenses to get good reviews as they optimize center sharpness. Everything else is like looking at a cheap, and the rendering is like a cheap Nikkor plastic lens - lots of LoCAs and the bokeh is nothing to write home about. Price/Performance ratio is quite poor, and corners lack behind center sharpness.

The downside - Fujifilm X is the only fully closed system with almost no AF 3rd party (except 3 Touit lenses that I would not buy, and Viltrox 85), meaning that one has a limited choice, while the Canon, the Nikon and the Sony all can use native lenses and a vast pool of DSLR glass via an adapter. That are merits of using 3rd party and Full Frame lenses on APS-C body, which is not available on Fuji X.

If you want a nifty 50 equivalent for apsc then you are looking at the wrong focal length
There are two excellent 35mm lens in the Fuji line up
Stop complaining and enjoy your camera

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2019 at 21:55 UTC
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sirkhann: DPreview is consistently misleading about lens choices on Fujifilm X. Yes, in 2012 Fujinon lenses were really something. Since then, Fujinons have seen some price increase while every single manufacturer set a higher bar regarding Image Quality on their line-up. Fujifilm make their lenses to get good reviews as they optimize center sharpness. Everything else is like looking at a cheap, and the rendering is like a cheap Nikkor plastic lens - lots of LoCAs and the bokeh is nothing to write home about. Price/Performance ratio is quite poor, and corners lack behind center sharpness.

The downside - Fujifilm X is the only fully closed system with almost no AF 3rd party (except 3 Touit lenses that I would not buy, and Viltrox 85), meaning that one has a limited choice, while the Canon, the Nikon and the Sony all can use native lenses and a vast pool of DSLR glass via an adapter. That are merits of using 3rd party and Full Frame lenses on APS-C body, which is not available on Fuji X.

So exactly what do you feel is missing from the ‘limited’ Fuji lens line up ? Those sigma art lenses you list are huge and completely unsuitable for a mirrorless apsc camera

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2019 at 13:12 UTC
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Akpinxit: it is not smart marketing to offer tough SSD just after tough SD cards , makes the first one kind of unnecessary

No. It makes them both necessary. If you are working in an environment were you need a tough SD card, then you need a tough SSD to load it onto

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2019 at 00:42 UTC
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CatsAreFineArt: How tf does an SD card disintegrate? It belongs in two places y'all, the camera, or the computer.

You need to get out. SD cards are pulled in and out of cameras for download wherever the user goes. That might be in the back of a safari jeep in Africa, the back of a 4wd in the Australian desert, the deck of a boat in tossing seas during a diving trip or the back of a light aircraft with the door off during an aerial shoot. All depends on where you do your photography and how. For some, the cards are never at risk. Mine have the beejeesus beaten out of them on a regular basis

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2019 at 00:41 UTC
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Photoman: "Some lenses (particularly the F1.4s) aren't especially fast to focus, undermining the the immediacy of street shooting."

That is a killer con.

It is not a killer. I use the X Pro 2 and the 35 1.4. Hit rate is still high as if you are really wanting to be quick you can always zone focus. People have used manual focus lenses for street shooting for many decades. If you rely so heavily on quick autofocus for street shooting then there is something wrong with your technique

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2019 at 02:27 UTC
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Paul JM: Looking forward to a detailed comparison of this camera with the X Pro2. Not specs, but image quality, low light performance, buffer speed, autofocus etc. I don't like the screen implementation, but really want to see how well is performs in the field before deciding if I will upgrade from the 2
Personally I dont use the LCD screen much anyway, other than to review shots, so folding it away is no big deal for me

Ragblasti that is simply ridiculous
The 2 series are different in so many ways

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2019 at 12:20 UTC

Looking forward to a detailed comparison of this camera with the X Pro2. Not specs, but image quality, low light performance, buffer speed, autofocus etc. I don't like the screen implementation, but really want to see how well is performs in the field before deciding if I will upgrade from the 2
Personally I dont use the LCD screen much anyway, other than to review shots, so folding it away is no big deal for me

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2019 at 21:38 UTC as 182nd comment | 5 replies
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MrHollywood: Good Christ.
This is truly stupid camera. I'm a traditionalist. But I don't want a camera with ANY crippled feature and the flip down LCD is such a bad implementation that it's borderline offensive. I sure don't need a dopey engineer to push me into using a VF.

There's really no reason for this camera to exist. Rather than giving the shooter flexibility, it actually limits it, right down to the VF at wide angle. This is a true turkey.

Remember the Nikon Df? Experienced shooters understood that camera and Nikon wasn't dumb enough to keep people from using it like any DSLR, if they wanted to. It stayed in production longer than ANY other DSLR and in the end converted a bunch of naysayers who eventually got the message.

This new Fuji won't find the same kind of love.

You call yourself Mr Hollywood and you talk about being a myth ?

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2019 at 21:37 UTC
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ChelseaPhotographer: This thing is UGLY!

Have you looked in a mirror recently ?

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2019 at 08:27 UTC
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Bigsensorisbest: This is a disaster not having the rear lcd on a camera. Let’s hope the titanium shell and large viewfinder make it to the XT or XH lines as the XPro models are dead to me now

I am with you
I only shoot raw so the film gimmick is a dead loss to me
I only ever shoot through the view finder but use the rear lcd for menu checks and checking focus with the magnify tool on the x pro 2
No interest at all in having to flip a screen to access the lcd

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2019 at 22:24 UTC
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Nukunukoo: I hope they also update the UI completely as it was getting a bit old compared to the rest...

Filmconvert_official, when can we expect a stand alone, and a version for Resolve and FPCx ? Just a rough time frame please ?

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2019 at 03:22 UTC
On article Blackmagic Design unveils the Pocket Cinema Camera 6K (358 comments in total)
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Paul JM: Looks fantastic, but pretty interesting choice to go with the EF mount. I know there are millions of them around the world, but that mount is now essentially defunct given Canon's decision to go mirrorless.

Regardless I still feel that this move is the better long term view
RF mount

https://www.cinema5d.com/red-komodo-teasers-compact-6k-camera-with-canon-rf-mount/

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2019 at 11:56 UTC
On article Blackmagic Design unveils the Pocket Cinema Camera 6K (358 comments in total)

Looks fantastic, but pretty interesting choice to go with the EF mount. I know there are millions of them around the world, but that mount is now essentially defunct given Canon's decision to go mirrorless.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2019 at 17:26 UTC as 22nd comment | 7 replies
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Nukunukoo: I hope they also update the UI completely as it was getting a bit old compared to the rest...

thats what is so appealing about it. Absolutely simple and produces great results. I love FilmConvert

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2019 at 01:27 UTC
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AstroStan: Providing a way to be annoying, intrusive and obnoxious over 28 square miles (3 mile radius).

Like your post

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2019 at 20:09 UTC
On article Sandmarc releases anamorphic lens for the iPhone (98 comments in total)

at 160 bucks, it must be worth a try. Unimaginable only a few years ago that you could shoot anamorphic on a phone

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2019 at 18:04 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
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