nawknai

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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 (2176 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 (2176 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 (2176 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
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (363 comments in total)
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shooter mclens: Honestly, i'm not sure why the XP2 is priced higher than the XT2. The latter is a much more well-rounded camera, while the XP2 only has one trick up its sleeve, the hybrid VF, which isnt so great with zooms and longer lenses.

The hybrid viewfinder isn't an insignificant feature. If you like it, it's significant. It's kind of like articulating LCD screens.

Personally, I'd rather have the X-Pro2's hybrid viewfinder than the X-T2's larger EVF. However, I'd lke the articulating screen. The AF is a wash, seeing as how the X-Pro2 will get the improved AF algorithm soon. I don't need AF customisation.

If I had to spend money on one today, I'd probably buy the X-Pro2. I'd also wait for a sale, since it's bound to become cheaper than the X-T2 eventually!

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 12:05 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (363 comments in total)
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PanchoVilla: These Fuji cameras are pretty toys, but I wouldn't give up my D500 for serious photography!

What makes the D500 more serious for photography? Are you always wearing a tuxedo when you shoot?

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 11:56 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (363 comments in total)
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chriswilliams10: I guess my thoughts would be why would anyone choose the X-Pro2, and at $100 more, no less. What is happening to X-Pro2 sales upon the announcement of the X-T2?
Fuji will have to lower their price on the X-Pro2 if they want to sell anymore. Even there size and weight are not different enough to be a compelling reason to choose the X-Pro2. It's simply that the X-T2 can do everything the more expensive camera can, and then some, including 4K.... I'm seriously going to watch for reviews on the X-T2 and consider that camera. Hope it doesn't shutdown from overheating! Look's like Fuji has limited clip length to keep that from happening.. I guess, also, to watch for sales on the X-Pro2, especially for stills folks only..

Yep, my first thought as well.

Oddly though, if they were the same price, I'd probably take the X-Pro 2.

The only feature from the X-T2 I'd miss is the articulating screen. The larger EVF is also nice, but it's not like my life is any worse off with only a "normal" sized EVF.

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2016 at 11:53 UTC

This guy believes so much in this project, he has invested a whopping $12.50 to process one roll himself!

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 11:46 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (473 comments in total)
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dbo: It is not German sympathie, but Andreas is absolutely right to claim misleading.

Not only with Nikon than with many other manufacturers of electronic devices it has been common to put powerful advertisment slogans onto their packages marked with a tiny star symbol, and on the backside in micro-sized letters you may read the limitiations. And than blame fooled people with comments like "you could have researched in advance) is outrageous behaviour.

The Nikon issue as well as my described practise for me personally is attempt to mislead and should be processed by law with updated rules and laws.

Even if someone does NOT do their research before buying a product, a product should still be capable of its claimed features, as well as a reasonable implementation of those features.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 10:51 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (473 comments in total)
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chile7236: It's a camera. Not a fraggin' wifi router. If you're upset about the technicalities of the wifi protocol and how you have to MAKE it work, sorry but pressing a mfg with legal action is kind of dramatic. I don't feel for the "plaintiff"...Nothing about my camera inventory is about wifi ...it's about photography...or rather, my attempt at it. Lack of wifi/touchscreens/video/or other doodads do nothing to detract from that experience.

"..Nothing about my camera inventory is about wifi ...it's about photography...or rather, my attempt at it. Lack of wifi/touchscreens/video/or other doodads do nothing to detract from that experience."

That may be true for many people (e.g. me), but it still doesn't excuse Nikon in this case. It's one of the features listed on the box, and it should have it.

Do you not understand the issue in this case?

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 10:48 UTC
On article D500 owner formally accuses Nikon of false advertising (473 comments in total)
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Mister J: Thorough research is wise policy before buying big-ticket items.

But it'll do Nikon and its marketing suits good to have their knuckles rapped.

Normally, yes.

However, I think this complaint is legit. Sorry, but that's not acceptable WiFi, nor is it what a typical person would consider to be "Wifi compatible" or whatever. Even Nikon interpreted it differently when they released the D7200, as the implementation of Wifi was different (read: normal and typical of such cameras).

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 10:45 UTC
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stevo23: Hmmm - if they want to kick at Adobe, non-subscription is the key.

I don't mind subscriptions. I just won't take that option and buy outright instead.

To be honest though, I don't understand why Adobe gets crap for not updating paid Lightroom owners with (big) new features. I understand that software updates are expected, and that some new features or improvements were always part of a software update. However, I don't really expect new editing features to be added in a .1 update to Lightroom.

However, I feel that a customer/subscriber should be allowed to keep the last version of the software they had on their system forever IF you've subscribed for at least 12 months. That's what happens when you buy software, so why not subscriptions?

Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 12:49 UTC
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