Collie Camp

Lives in Germany Germany
Joined on Jul 26, 2008

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carsten böttcher: They ignored Fujifilm and built a toy-camera instead. You'll find Nokia and Kodak in the supported-camera-list but not Hasselblad. Toy affinity. French rule of thirds. I also use DxO software for years but only for specific cases. Really like their UI but worked with H3D, H5D and now GFX so it could never be used to replace LR or PS.

Jacques,

at least here in Germany, there are tons of new Fuji users around...strange choice not to support them anyway, as their cameras are realy nice.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2018 at 07:31 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1537 comments in total)
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Collie Camp: In my opinion, Fujis design department has lost it.

The X-Pro1 & X-T1 were nearly perfectly designed, beautiful cameras...

The X-Pro2 with new Lines and the additional dials was a move away from this, and the handgrip and display on this one? They lost it.

Ahh...it´s for Pro shooters! Wait, I might be a Pro shooter, as I am earning some money with my photos. So why do I not like the way the display is integrated? Besides it´s looking like a X camera: the GFX.

Well "bad design" might be to strong, but take a look at the top view with the X-T2 and X-H1 side by side. IMO the X-H1 looks like someone has cut off the real grip in Photoshop and put a totally different system grip on it. But hey, that´s just me, working in design.

Otherwise it seems to be a great camera and the E-Ink display is useful as you say...I just got the feeling it´s kind of oddly looking on this camera.

I guess I´ll go for a GFX R then.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 15:53 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1537 comments in total)
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Collie Camp: In my opinion, Fujis design department has lost it.

The X-Pro1 & X-T1 were nearly perfectly designed, beautiful cameras...

The X-Pro2 with new Lines and the additional dials was a move away from this, and the handgrip and display on this one? They lost it.

Great news - Fuji is finally in line with the handling of Millions of DSLR-photographers! Thanks for this comment - there we are: Fuji design has lost it.

The good thing when the x100 and X-Pro1 came out were their dedicated exposure dials and the aperture ring on the lenses with the "a" setting, combined with the shutter speed dial. all you need.

You seem to like Canikons, so that´s okay for you, no worries. And hey, why use a dial if you could use E-Ink, great stuff.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 15:20 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1537 comments in total)
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Collie Camp: In my opinion, Fujis design department has lost it.

The X-Pro1 & X-T1 were nearly perfectly designed, beautiful cameras...

The X-Pro2 with new Lines and the additional dials was a move away from this, and the handgrip and display on this one? They lost it.

:)

To sum this up:
Me: the design (not only looks, but ergonomics, usability...) does not convince me.
Reply: It´s an ergonomic camera not a designer camera.
Me: But the ergonomics are not convincing too
Reply: Where´s the problem to push some more buttons?
Yeah, right. Well, that is exactly why I think, Fuji lost sight of their intuitive and direct approach to design a camera.

Do not listen to me: I wish for a camera with only minimal fuss, like a digital Nikon FM or the great Leica M-D (262).

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 14:30 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1537 comments in total)
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Collie Camp: In my opinion, Fujis design department has lost it.

The X-Pro1 & X-T1 were nearly perfectly designed, beautiful cameras...

The X-Pro2 with new Lines and the additional dials was a move away from this, and the handgrip and display on this one? They lost it.

...and about ergonomics:

great choice to throw the exposure dial out (which I use nearly every day) for a top display, that I never ever missed a second since my Canon Full frame...because there is already a EVF and a giant back display.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 13:49 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1537 comments in total)
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Collie Camp: In my opinion, Fujis design department has lost it.

The X-Pro1 & X-T1 were nearly perfectly designed, beautiful cameras...

The X-Pro2 with new Lines and the additional dials was a move away from this, and the handgrip and display on this one? They lost it.

Well,
you got me - I just use my camera as a handbag.

Everybody knows a ergonomical camera can never be a good designed camera.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 10:15 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1537 comments in total)

In my opinion, Fujis design department has lost it.

The X-Pro1 & X-T1 were nearly perfectly designed, beautiful cameras...

The X-Pro2 with new Lines and the additional dials was a move away from this, and the handgrip and display on this one? They lost it.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 08:32 UTC as 308th comment | 12 replies
On article Canon 85mm F1.4L IS USM sample gallery (322 comments in total)
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Triplet Perar: Do not like its 'bokeh' too much at mid-distances. Also poor DoF to OoF transition when surfaces are busy, there is some doubling of lines in OoF, etc. Also the colour saturation this lens delivers is poor, there is some colour cast too, but a tad better controlled than Nikon's atrocious 105/1.4. But this lens is "sharp", so in short, a boring lens which noobs will love because it is sharp.
Sorry, I was spoilt by the Olympus 45/1.2 which has superior bokeh, colour saturation and tonal information, and by the Leica Summilux SL, which deliver out-of-this-world picture qualities no current Canon's lens matches.

Remindes me of really liking my Leica Nocticron 42,5mm 1,2 and it´s Leica Magic - until I did some blind comparision shots with a superboring Canon 100mm 2.8 Macro L on a 6D and that dull Macro had more "Life" in it´s rendering, beside being as sharp as the Leica...

If you have the new Olympus 45mm 1.2 already (?) and you´re happy with it, that´s fine too.

And I do find these samples a little disappointing, but in the end I guess both will be fantastic lenses, as the newer and older Canon L have a real good unique rendering too.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2017 at 09:46 UTC

I wish, they would make a FF camera - that would be sooo good.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 16:16 UTC as 42nd comment | 12 replies
On article COOPH reveals new leather accessory collection (38 comments in total)

Using metal knobs is not a good idea in my experience. A similar strap rubbed the paint of my camera while carring it in a camera bag - because of the metal parts of the strap.

Change it to a strap without metal knops - no problem since.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2017 at 09:09 UTC as 3rd comment
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old shutter bugger: I'm over 60. I grew up with film SLRs and vinyl records, so this rose coloured nostalgia about the past mystifies me. Current digital technology is better in every way. In terms of noise, sharpness, resolution, colour, dynamic range and every other measure that counts, the images from my modest 16MP MFT sensor camera are lightyears ahead of all the old soft grainy 35mm transperancies collecting dust in the back of my cupboard.
My son is into vinyl. He says it sounds 'warmer'. I tell him that's because it sounds like a raging fire with all the pops and crackles drowning out the music! Give me digital any day.

I hear you Shutter bugger...

Even though I used to stand in my darkroom all the time and it was great, I must admit it was hard work to get like 10 good prints done.

Now I learn much faster, because I have a faster feedback. Digital made me a better photografer for sure....

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 13:44 UTC
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mxx: Funny how everybody is always deriding the film age, yet they yearn to have that "film" look. What wrong with the digital look anyway? Suddenly not good enough anymore?

So you do not scan your images?

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 13:40 UTC
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Gregefalk: iOS only apps are of little interest to a lot of us.

So is the new Fuji Firmware for the X-T2...

But I´m glad to get all the info, thanks dpreview!

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 13:36 UTC
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Kris Sky: Paul Thomas Anderson, Christopher Nolan, Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino (to name a few) uses film for a reason. It's superior to digital in every way except ISO. The cinema is the most revealing space for evaluation of quality. For noodling around on Flickr, which I suspect most people commenting on a photo equipment blog page does, digital and various apps is sufficient. If you want to create lasting images which will survive the cold hands of time,there's only one choice; film.

Zzzzzz... Oh wait!

I thought you´ll gonna say: Oil Painting. Look at the great paintings, they outlast your little plastic chemistry a 100 years ;)

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2016 at 13:34 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-900 (554 comments in total)
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Jefftan: "X-Trans sensors tend to struggle a little bit with fine green detail, so it's not perfect for landscape work"

Is this correct? I often hear X-trans people blame it on Adobe processing and using Iradient Developer would not have problem

But could it actually be the unique or "strange" sensor design that is causing the problem?

Like it may has less green pixel? I think it could be

At this point I am still skeptical of X-tans sensor in terms of color rendering. Changing the RGB bayer design would fundamentally affect how sensor "see" color

If I switch Fuji would only choose X-A3

@quietrich

Well, you have been posting two opinions, not really facts, that is not excatly a helpful post :) The OP was just asking about the RAW development.

Which part of my reply was silly by the way?

If you need to get to know some X-Pro shoters, try Zack Arias, Greg Funell or just take a look at "shootkit", you´ll see the X-Pro1 is with lots of pros. Even if you never saw one in 20 years.

Harry Fisch even won the National GEO 2012 with a X-Pro1 shoot, but lost it because of retouching a plastic bag out...outch.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 17:27 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-900 (554 comments in total)
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Jefftan: "X-Trans sensors tend to struggle a little bit with fine green detail, so it's not perfect for landscape work"

Is this correct? I often hear X-trans people blame it on Adobe processing and using Iradient Developer would not have problem

But could it actually be the unique or "strange" sensor design that is causing the problem?

Like it may has less green pixel? I think it could be

At this point I am still skeptical of X-tans sensor in terms of color rendering. Changing the RGB bayer design would fundamentally affect how sensor "see" color

If I switch Fuji would only choose X-A3

Well, first thing: it is the Adobe Camera RAW which did not handle greens and X-Trans well in the past - but that´s fixed by Adobe by now.

Secondly, the "hopeless pseudo-rangefinder vf " is used by countless pros to take stunning pictures. If you want presise framing, just flip the switch and you have a 100% acurate live view EVF. Seems like you did not get to know the X-Pro1 very well in that 6 months.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 14:08 UTC

A 50mm 2.4 lens? Let´s see, the great Canon 40mm 2.8 STM seems similar...pretty sharp too...

...for 189,- €

Naa. The Canon is just to small, a pancake, I´ll take that 1199€ lens ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 20:31 UTC as 15th comment | 5 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon PowerShot Pro70 (111 comments in total)

Yeah!

My first digital camera... it was great, I wish my Fuji X-Pro would have this swivel display - great.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 22:36 UTC as 49th comment
On article Modern Mirrorless: Canon EOS M5 Review (1651 comments in total)

Oh look a Fuji X-T2...

Wait, that´s a Canon ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 07:12 UTC as 393rd comment
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Kalhor: Great!! but why no depth scales on lens?!

Pretty useless on a lens without distance scale.

Get the 23mm 1.4 instead, it has got one...

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 10:37 UTC
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