nawknai

Lives in Australia Australia
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On article Ask the staff: electronic or optical viewfinder? (885 comments in total)

At night: Always OVF
During the day: Mostly EVF, but sometimes OVF.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 10:42 UTC as 142nd comment | 2 replies

I'm not sure how many of these 1"-sensor cameras Nikon is selling, but if it's still not selling, or even forecast to sell enough to break even financially, they really need to abandon ship.

Their situation seems pretty hopeless. Other than DSLRs, which are competing with both mirrorless and mobile phone cameras for a spot on consumer shopping lists, they have no plan.

I think they need to make a full-frame mirrorless camera. Skip APS-C, and go straight to full frame. That way, if you fail, at least you can hold your head up proudly.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 09:52 UTC as 90th comment
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villagranvicent: Dear Fuji: Next time don't forget to upgrade the lens too. Photography is not only about more megapixels and faster AF.

I don't understand the negativity towards those asking for a slight improvement. "Improvement" doesn't need to equate to a larger lense.

Personally, I'd be happy with an upgrade to the lens if it were possible to do it without changing the size. That, or give us a weather-sealed version with same IQ.

I'd only be willing to accept a larger lens if it was <2 mm longer, and the diameter was kept the same. I say hose cause I think the aperture ring would actually be more comfortable to change if it were very slightly wider.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 01:07 UTC
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Raptor117: The original X100 was still the best with its Bayer sensor. I loved it!
After that I bought the X-E1 and X-E2 with a bunch of Fuji's great lenses.
However the X-Trans sensor brought so many issues for me I couldn't cope with. I tried other sharpening settings in Lightroom and other RAW converters but it was futile.
My landscape photos with foliage, grass and anything that was green with fine details were either mushy, had that infamous water colour effect or worm shaped artefacts.
My hope is that Fuji will drop X-Trans in the near future and introduce back the Bayer sensors.
Perhaps with the GFX and its Bayer sensor gaining traction in the industry they will rethink their strategy and get back to Bayer sensor... *fingers crossed*

Huh? It wasn't exaggerated. The problem was poor RAW converters, notably Adobe's, doing a poor job and never getting better at it. Some were good, but even then it wasn't great.

I guess with the right RAW converter, I was happy with the results and didn't care too much about the foliage issue. Doesn't mean it wasn't there though.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 20:13 UTC
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nawknai: It's crazy that you didn't mention the use of different batteries in the comparison. It's kind of a big deal, since they haven't changed the battery model before.

The X100F is also thicker due to the new battery. Also important.

Ok, then thanks!!

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 19:38 UTC

It's crazy that you didn't mention the use of different batteries in the comparison. It's kind of a big deal, since they haven't changed the battery model before.

The X100F is also thicker due to the new battery. Also important.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 10:50 UTC as 65th comment | 2 replies
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Biowizard: Am I the only person wondering why OLED is considered so much better than the current generation of LCD devices? I cannot imagine a display crisper and brighter than my current iPhone 7 and iPad Pro - and am bothered that OLEDs actually have quite a short lifespan, especially at the blue end of the spectrum.

Brian

Good question. LCD has better colour accuracy and less colour shift. It also has FAR lower power consumption at full brightness (but slightly higher at low and medium brightness).

I don't care for OLED colours, but the screen technology does have its uses. For one, when you want to glance at the time at night, or in a dark room, OLED screens can be very dim, which is great. LCD screens are always completely backlit, making it relatively bright. My old Nokia 925 had a "Glance" feature, and I really liked it.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 04:59 UTC

So did I.

That's why I bought an iPhone SE.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 04:54 UTC as 7th comment
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naththo: Well, either this or Macbook Pro new one come up, I just hope if they will pass the test as long as it is close to 6500K in colour temperature and sRGB must be at over 99%.
I go to the website to check

http://www.notebookcheck.net/

If they fail it is not going on my wish list.

Anandtech poops all over every other review site.

And while I consider myself an Apple guy despite my only Apple product being an iPhone SE at the moment (and my wife's 5C), I do find it funny when an Apple product doesn't do as well as a competitor's on such a major benchmark when you consider the fact that Anand Lal Shimpi now works FOR Apple, and could probably advise how to get the best grade possible on his old website. ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2016 at 00:47 UTC
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albert2014: I am so unhappy with how apple seems to be progressing that I am thinking of switching back to use Microsoft based machines, and this has grabbed my attention. I wonder if some one can invent a Microsoft bootcamp that can run macOS?

I had only owned Macs for well over a decade, but I purchased a Surface Pro 4 12 months ago. It's not that I think Windows 10 is better, or Microsoft products are better. They're not, and I'd rather be using OS X, because I think it's "better" than Windows in more ways than it's inferior to Windows.

However, for the same amount of money, I wasn't enticed by any of the Macs last year. I thought a MacBook is actually quite OK for me, except it only has 1 single port. Just infuriating. The "previous" MBP was too thick and heavy, and I figured they were dated and on their way out.

I enjoy the pen, and it has allowed me to do things I simply cannot do with a Mac (mostly writing). However, it hasn't helped me with my photography or editing one bit. Lightroom 5 worked slightly smoother on my Mac, IMO, and that was a 4 year old MacBook Air!

If I had to make the same purchase again, I'd get the SP4 again, but I may feel different tomorrow.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 11:23 UTC
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cprevost: I am also jumping ship. I've never owned anything but a Mac since the 90's. Microsoft is on a roll and seems to understand the needs of creative professionals better than Apple. Never thought I'd say that. This product is brilliant and transforms the way you work with pixels. My MacBook air is going up on eBay and the Surface Book will replace it soon. Wish I had the budget for the Surface Studio because I'd get one in a heartbeat.

The SP3's issues, if there are any, are long gone. I've been using an SP3 for roughly 2 years. I also own an SP4, and its issues were far worse than the SP3's ever were, and yet they're also long gone. Also, the SP4's issue had to do with Intel, not Microsoft.

I wouldn't hesitate to get a Surface Book. In fact, I wish I had bought a Surface Book instead of the Surface Pro 4 I'm typing this on. I think. Not entirely sure, since I'm so happy with my SP4. I guess the grass always looks greater on the other side.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 11:14 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2191 comments in total)
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JakeB: Next step... a Fujifilm X-E3 with the best of the tech from the T2 in a less expensive package.

Um.......riiiiiight. Eventually, that will be true. In fact, Fuji will even release something BETTER than the T2 in the package of the E-series cameras. ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 10:33 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2191 comments in total)
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tbcass: "Subject tracking, while good, is not dependable enough for professional use"

I'm sorry but what makes you say only "professionals" need dependable subject tracking? In fact a skilled professional landscape or wedding photographer probably can do just as well with no subject tracking at all.

In my field, precision and accuracy trumps everything too, but no matter...

It says the camera's AF tracking is not suitable for professional use. That's literally what it says. It's like I'm taking crazy pills talking to you about this. Clearly all that engineering experience didn't make you literate.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 10:31 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2191 comments in total)
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tbcass: "Subject tracking, while good, is not dependable enough for professional use"

I'm sorry but what makes you say only "professionals" need dependable subject tracking? In fact a skilled professional landscape or wedding photographer probably can do just as well with no subject tracking at all.

The article didn't say, or imply, that ONLY professionals require reliable AF tracking.

The comment simply stated that if you make a living in photography, and AF tracking is a necessity for your job, then use another camera/tool because there are better options for AF tracking!

Your interpretation of the written word needs some work. ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2016 at 10:49 UTC
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ttran88: No X trans 24mp, Why didn't they put this sensor in the new XT2?

An X-T2's sensor is better because it's a newer, more expensive design, developed with the latest know-how.

This sensor is NOT better. It's an older 24 MP design that Fuji got for cheap. That's why its focus cannot match an X-T2 or X-Pro2. It's not just that the processor isn't fast enough to AF quickly. It's also to do with the sensor design.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 10:56 UTC
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batmatty: Oh man. I've had my eye on the 35 f2 for awhile. Bought the 23 f1.4 earlier this year and love it but it's a tad large for a daily driver. This may be a great choice! Now to make a decisions. Curse you Fuji, for giving us so many wonderful lenses at reasonable prices! You make being a customer difficult :)

Really? I'm always pleasantly surprised by the size of my 35 mm f1.4 that I'm not too swayed by the newer, shinier f2.0 version.

Now, the 23 mm f/2 is different, because the f/1.4 version was significantly larger.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 10:49 UTC
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straylightrun: Why can't Fujifilm make this a pancake lens like the Canon 22mm f/2? Is it because they intentionally made it big so as to not cannibalize their x100 line?

Because Fuji probably weighed the benefits of size vs image quality, and felt that this size offered the best compromise?

Pancake lenses are nice in theory, but I'd carry a slightly larger lens for the better image quality. Generally, pancake lenses aren't great optimally. This is even true of some of the classic Pentax pancakes.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 10:46 UTC
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Jefftan: too narrow for me
for landscape at least 18mm (27mm equivalent) is needed
16mm (24mm equivalent) even better

An 18 mm f2.

Buy that one.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 10:42 UTC
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Fujica: 8K video
On a 50" display and a viewing distance of about 9 to 12 feet

= Marketing at work...

Do you sit further away, or closer? 12 feet isn't that far from a 50" TV.

I sit 10 feet from my 42" TV. I'd rather sit further away and own a bigger TV (so I can fit a better coffee table in between, but we currently live in a small apartment that doesn't really accommodate that.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2016 at 02:26 UTC
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Steve Swayne: The only practical use I can think of for 8K is for outdoor electronic billboards in places like Times Square or Las Vegas. And for indoor use is cinemas live simulcast screening concerts, arts or sport events.

Actually, electronic billboards are one of those situations where low resolution is OK. The standard viewing distance is so large that it looks like HD from far away anyway.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2016 at 02:17 UTC
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