Collie Camp

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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 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-900 (337 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 2016 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-900 (337 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

Oh look a Fuji X-T2...

Wait, that´s a Canon ;)

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 07:12 UTC as 200th 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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Jefftan: too narrow for me
for landscape at least 18mm (27mm equivalent) is needed
16mm (24mm equivalent) even better

???

Then buy the 16mm WR.
Or the 18mm 2.
Or the 14mm 2.8
Or the 16-50mm 2.8 WR

And stop complaining

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 10:35 UTC
On article DxOMark confirms Canon EOS 1D X II sensor advances (217 comments in total)
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vscd: On paper the D5 outperforms the 1DXM2 with "4 MegaISO". Seems it was only marketing. Told you so. ;)

Great idea! Would have never thought about that: )

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 17:59 UTC
On article DxOMark confirms Canon EOS 1D X II sensor advances (217 comments in total)
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vscd: On paper the D5 outperforms the 1DXM2 with "4 MegaISO". Seems it was only marketing. Told you so. ;)

Howabout raw...

It is all-day business to shot with more than 1 stop off, at least if you do shot something different than test charts or landscapes.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 17:48 UTC
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brumd: IF
-the RAW files could be handled by Adobe - or- 2nd option: the camera would output lossless TIFFs.
-the camera is signicantly more responsice than the DP1 Merrill I once owned
-it will take at least 300 pics on 1 battery

THEN
I would be really really interested in a Foveon ILC at this pricepoint. I look forward to the review.

Brumd:

An weathersealed mirrorless APS-C with great design, PDAF, VF for 799 $ ?

Don´t buy one, than I can get a second body :)

What an offer! Take my money right away Sigma!

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 07:16 UTC
On article DxO OpticsPro 11 brings advanced Raw noise reduction (110 comments in total)

No Fuji - No Love.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2016 at 20:23 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1150 comments in total)

Looks like a really great camera. Love the rendering of its lens!

I can not afford one, so I´ll stay with my Nikon 28mm f1.8 G, which is not nearly as compact, but has a pretty similiar rendering with great bokeh.

And I can get the Nikon D810 on top and still have money to travel left ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2016 at 08:35 UTC as 125th comment

FUJI?

The Fuji line grows and lots of photographers Pros & amateure alike use them - please support X-Trans!

Can not be that hard and a "major rewrite" as some claim:

Even the One man show Iridient supports it and supports it really well, as well as Apple RAW, Lightroom & ACR, Capture One, and smaller ones like SilkyPix, PhotoNinja, Aftershot Pro and even free Software like the very good Raw Therapee.

I paid lots of money since buying V7 and upgrading to 8, 9 and now DXO Optics Pro 10.

But there will be no 11 for me without support of my second camera system. Period.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2016 at 09:49 UTC as 1st comment
On article Nikon D7200 Field Test: Desert dance photo shoot (101 comments in total)

Great video!

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2015 at 12:35 UTC as 23rd comment

Seems to be a game changing camera! Good work, Sony.

But I think my Canon 6D is focusing to -3 EV already... Would have been nice to see a comparison, as the 6D is a low light AF Champ...

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2015 at 10:22 UTC as 101st comment | 6 replies
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munro harrap: Scarily big, you see the problem with that copy of the 16-35mm II!! not a lens I would choose to use. The car interior deliberately underexposed by a stop, was already at least a stop underexposed due to the meter relying on the highlights outside, so to be objective (rather than objectionable!) you need to meter directly off a midtone inside the car , or point an incident light meter from inside the car itself towards the lens position (with the photographer stood there blocking with your shadow, more light (assistant necessary!)

I note that the lens at all apertures cannot evenly cover the sensor, so it would be nice to gat one that can and do some more please! Love the back of the preacher's car shot!

Well, they did not use the 16-35II, they used the new 16-35 / 4L. Reviewed as a very very good lens, but this copy seems decentered.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 12:28 UTC
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