Photomonkey

Lives in United States CA, United States
Works as a Photographer
Joined on Oct 28, 2002

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On article Hasselblad X1D-50c First Impressions Review (316 comments in total)
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Infared: I still can't get the "READ THIS BEFORE YOU BUY" article about the Fujifilm GFX out of my head...
I have been considering a 5DS R or a 5D IV instead. I have a killer collection of modern wide primes and zooms in EF-mount. It just makes more sense for to me to upgrade my 5D III body. Everyone has different needs and desires, I guess.

I decided to wait for the 5DSRmkII. Though I have to admit that LS lenses are very cool.
But maybe Canon will blow up the FF world with a global shutter. ;)

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 01:01 UTC

If this came out on any other day.....

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2017 at 17:26 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On article Ming Thein joins Hasselblad as Chief of Strategy (346 comments in total)

Ming is a thoughtful, talented and creative person. His real world insights into the creative process and the role gear plays will be immensely helpful to Hasselblad.

They are moving in the right direction but he will benefit Hasselblad by inspiring those already there that he is on their side and being a voice for the product as opposed to the accountants.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2017 at 20:55 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
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tkbslc: If you want to use Canon lenses, why not save a bundle and buy a 5DS R instead of a GFX? You aren't going to get 50MP on the Fuji after the 1.3x crop.

@shigzeo, True but then we are looking at another level of investment and bulk.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2017 at 16:19 UTC
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tkbslc: If you want to use Canon lenses, why not save a bundle and buy a 5DS R instead of a GFX? You aren't going to get 50MP on the Fuji after the 1.3x crop.

The FF and MF world do not have a lens comparable to the 17TS-E on the GFX.
This lens with the possibility of some movement AND excellent IQ means it is a uniquely useful lens for some users.
Yes, you can shift and stitch with FF but with this lens on an adapted GFX you will be able to get the same view in a single exposure.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2017 at 14:36 UTC
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DFPanno: Well, that was an expensive article for Fujifilm.

Maybe, but never underestimate the power of rationalization.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 15:02 UTC
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Photomonkey: As a long time Canon user I have to agree their AF tracking leaves a lot to be desired.
Never has it live up to its reputation for accurate AF. Fast yes; and for the most part accurate.
But try following tennis or volleyball and you are hosed.

@Yossarian1, Volleyball and tennis are complicated by fast moving subjects with overlapping objects in the frame. AF tracking simply loses its mind irrespective of the setting used.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 14:48 UTC
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Photomonkey: As a long time Canon user I have to agree their AF tracking leaves a lot to be desired.
Never has it live up to its reputation for accurate AF. Fast yes; and for the most part accurate.
But try following tennis or volleyball and you are hosed.

You are right that I do not have the latest as I use 5DmkIIIs. However the mkIII was very highly touted as a great leap forward in AF.
I had also used the 1D x but it too fell short. Got rid of it as I wanted another 5D and did not need the speed.
I did have good luck with swimmers but never with tennis or volleyball.

Most of my work does not rely on quick AF much less tracking AF but in those cases where I need it, it still falls short of the claims.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 03:38 UTC
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Geekapoo: Would be great if "professional" camera reviewers had standardized AF tests for different AF settings and lighting conditions (of course the lens used would remain a variable). Would love to see % in focus (keeper rate). Would be informative.

Yes, except then manufacturers will"tune to the test".
Does help but can add distortions to the performance.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2017 at 18:12 UTC

As a long time Canon user I have to agree their AF tracking leaves a lot to be desired.
Never has it live up to its reputation for accurate AF. Fast yes; and for the most part accurate.
But try following tennis or volleyball and you are hosed.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2017 at 18:08 UTC as 42nd comment | 10 replies
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (740 comments in total)
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LarsDaniel: It is the perfect camera for me. Full stop. X100T was great, but with the joystick and 24MP I had to have the F. Tell me: Where else should I go for a 24MP camera with LEAF SHUTTER? (Those who uses leaf shutters and flash know what I am talking about.)

Ricoh GR also but none have the all round utility of the X100F.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 18:32 UTC
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virtualreality: DPreview staff:
Surprised to see that the AF sports tests were conducted at an outdoors location, iso 200 f/5.6 whereas Sony tests were conducted indoors with poor lighting, iso 1600 f/2.8!
Yes, that's a 5 stop bias for Panasonic...

Wah wah wahhh.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 02:22 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (898 comments in total)
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Arkienkeli: One thing often, or always forgotten, is that smaller sensor cameras (meaning FF in this case...) actually beat MF sensor cameras in low light because much faster lenses are available for them. MF sensor does gather 50% more light than a 135 size sensor, that is true, but a f/1.4 lens will let 200% more light to the sensor than a f/2.8 lens, typical for MF bodies. The end result is 150% better low light performance for FF, whole system considered.

While the new Fuji seems to be a decent enough camera, I'll stick with D800e and the huge selection of fast and sharp lenses for it.

That is also true for µ43 yet people insist on talking about "light gathering" of the acreage of FF or MF.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 20:32 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (898 comments in total)
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miles green: GAS fizzles away as I compare with the K-1 pixel-shift samples... I especially like the lack of moire artifacts from PS files. Of course MF is untouchable for applications like studio portraiture.

Only if your studio portraiture is printed to 30x40inches and up.
Not if smaller or on canvas.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 20:31 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (898 comments in total)
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Sid911: Why didn't Fuji use X-Trans sensor in this body?

The cost to implement the fabrication was too great for such a small run.
I also suspect that the RAW processing is far easier and more widely supported for Bayer.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 20:30 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (898 comments in total)
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Indohydra: is it true that both the Pentax and Fuji are using a Sony sensor? (What about Hasselblad?) That seems to be the implication on this board. If that is the case it would seem that Sony will release its own MF format camera if and when it figures out if there is a market.

Sony probably makes more money selling the sensors than having to invest in a totally new system that will enter a saturated market.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 18:21 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (898 comments in total)

GFX is excellent but the 5DS R mkII will be very close.
I can wait.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2017 at 18:19 UTC as 201st comment | 1 reply
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cosinaphile: ive paused the video to add to this discussion .... always the most interesting part of any dpreview article

fungus was mentioned already ... it take literally millionths of a gram of a growth medium to begin nourishing a fungal spore on a petri dish or a lens element .. the flour on the camera , as adorable as it is , is a recipe for disaster [ npi] as this camera and its lenses are not environmentally sealed , [not s ure that would even help here ] there is already plenty of food, microscopically distributed, for a lens infection to potentially occur , .......imho

....back to the video

Fungus on lens surfaces are the problem over time. Sealing the innards cannot solve that problem.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 17:03 UTC
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techjedi: If they really want people to think about medium format differently, just price this camera like a full frame camera. It will be one of the best selling camera launches of all time. No idea what the margin is on a camera like this, but it feels like they could still make money at around $3500 for body and keep lens prices as they are expecting.

The public estimates of costs are always sorely off base.
THAT is why the average small business goes out of business.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 02:06 UTC
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khurtwilliams: Interesting that cameras keep getting better but the quality of photographers gets worse.

I actually like the images as they represent what most of the world is shooting. If I really need pixel peeping exercises with lens charts, I go elsewhere.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 02:04 UTC
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