celestialemissary

celestialemissary

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Unified memory is nit a plus. It means that cpu and gpu have to share that 8GB. Modern GPU need much faster memory.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2021 at 20:19 UTC as 44th comment | 3 replies
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celestialemissary: 8GB of unified memory is really bad IMO
shame

It is fast but I know that I need more than 8GB and I need to pay 200$ for 8GB more ?

I don't think that 8GB ram is that expensive :)

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2021 at 18:39 UTC

8GB of unified memory is really bad IMO
shame

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2021 at 18:16 UTC as 69th comment | 11 replies
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maratus: So the word "zoom" was used 11 times in this article. I can understand why phone manufactures use this term in their general public marketing, but this is a website for amateur and professional photographers. Please don't call a fixed-focal telephoto lens a "zoom". This is misleading and highly inaccurate.

"A telephoto lens, in photography and cinematography, is a specific type of a long-focus lens in which the physical length of the lens is shorter than the focal length.[1] This is achieved by incorporating a special lens group known as a telephoto group that extends the light path to create a long-focus lens in a much shorter overall design. "

First people really need to know what telephoto lens really is...

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2021 at 08:06 UTC
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themountainphotographer: Things I wish I knew when I started shooting, developing and printing monochrome....

1) The film speed on the box is nominal. BW film is remarkably flexible in its speed. The true speed of HP5+ is ISO 160. I've pushed Tri-X to ISO 3200 in dilute Rodinal on the same roll exposed at different ISO with good results.

2) The temperatures of your fluids don't have to be spot-on. BW processing is very flexible and still get good results.

3) If you enlarge (which is fun) it is critical to have the enlarger square and free from all sources of vibration.

4) HP5+ in dilute Rodinal, HC-110 or a metol based developer like dilute Perceptol gives an amazing tonality.

5) Most films developed in dilute developers give amazing dynamic range and low grain.

6) Don't get hung up on the Zone System. It's a tool for better negative/prints.

7) Medium Format is a HUGE step up from small format (35mm).

8) HAVE FUN!!!

I am glad that people shoot film, it is very satisfying. I prefer my Leica M.

True speed of hp5 is 160 ? What is "true speed" ?
I shoot hp5 at 800/1600/3200 with no problem. Looks better than Tri-X since it's not that contrasty

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2021 at 10:24 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS WR sample gallery (150 comments in total)
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grayhound_lxii: DPReview: you mention adding physical aperture ring in the new version..really?
Old version surely does have the aperture ring...

and WR

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2021 at 21:47 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS WR sample gallery (150 comments in total)
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Relaxed: I never warmed up to the 10-24. My 14 was (and still is) head and shoulders above it.

Yeah 14mm is fantastic lens and very small

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2021 at 08:30 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS WR sample gallery (150 comments in total)
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PWPhotography: It's a slow lens, equivalent to FF 15-36mm F5.6 zoom.

@Txoni

Sure but only if you don't have enough light.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2021 at 08:29 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 10-24mm F4 R OIS WR sample gallery (150 comments in total)
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grayhound_lxii: DPReview: you mention adding physical aperture ring in the new version..really?
Old version surely does have the aperture ring...

Yes it does but without numbers :)

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2021 at 08:27 UTC
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Marty4650: There are plenty of good reasons why instant cameras went from "exciting new technology" to "obsolete." Those reasons are well documented for anyone who wants to do a web search.

Despite that, there are ALWAYS a few bold souls who crave obsolete technology. You can see that in the revival of vinyl records and the current strong interest in film cameras among some. The real question is whether there is sufficient interest to sustain any business selling very expensive cameras and very expensive film for a product that most consumers have already rejected.

I wouldn't be shocked to see a kickstarter program for "Project VHS" someday, because there are probably a few people who crave video tape machines too. And some enterprising group will create a product to cash in on that. Some people will always crave whatever isn't popular because they march to their own drummer.

instant cameras and film "obsolete" ? Tell Fuji to stop selling and producing that stuff... but I don't think they will agree with you.

There is big market for instant film and there could be small market for people that want instant camera they can actually control

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2021 at 22:53 UTC
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photofan1986: Nice camera, but the new 16-80 is quite awful.

10-24 is really good lens and 55-200 also. Sure 50-140 is amazing but very expensive

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2020 at 11:45 UTC
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Sactojim: Any mid or higher smartphone will capture these images. While I shoot Fuji (and Nikon), street photography with a smartphone is easier, IQ often surpasses, and the convenience of small form, discreet, and 4k cannot be overlooked IMO.

Regarding Seattle: sadly lots of people moving due to the nonsense, property values dropping, and tourism is going to take a big hit according to their tourist office. Such a waste.

than you need to get better at photography

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2020 at 16:48 UTC
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Chris Noble: I had a darkroom when I was in high school back in the early 1970s. I loved it! But with the digital shooting and post-processing technology available today, I can't imagine why anyone would want to try to re-create that experience to produce images that are technically inferior in every respect. If it's historical curiosity, it would seem to me that shooting and developing 19th-Century daguerreotypes would be much more interesting. How about an article on that?

there is no digital camera that will give you better IQ than 8x10 film :)

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2020 at 20:51 UTC
On article Hands-on with the new Fujifilm XF 50mm F1.0 R WR (551 comments in total)
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sirkhann: Let see how it compares to Sigma Art 85 DN on these full-frame mirorrless cameras, because the two will have similar DoF and FoV characteristics.

The price, the size, and the weight of the Fuji places it well into 85mm f/1.4 Full-frame lenses territory.

f/1.0 will collect more light, but any noise advantage will be lost to the base ISO160 for X-T4, and higher noise APS-C sensors exhibit on pixel level.

but at ISO160 even on aps-c does noise even matter ? Who will notice it ? I don't think that any client would

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2020 at 05:35 UTC
On article Hands-on with the new Fujifilm XF 50mm F1.0 R WR (551 comments in total)
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Eric Calabros: "size, weight and cost penalties incurred by the wider field of view weren't practical". Why? Wouldn't it be a 50mm f/1.4 equivalent lens?

Yes but they have to build 33mm f/1.0 lens just with smaller image circle
not 50mm 1.4

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2020 at 05:33 UTC

My local used camera market is flooded with SMENA cameras :D

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2020 at 14:31 UTC as 51st comment
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Advent1sam: A camera that looks like a camcorder with no headphone jack, lol!

From fuji user to fuji troll...

Link | Posted on Feb 29, 2020 at 11:56 UTC
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Greg VdB: It's remarkable how much the styling makes it look like one of their tripods. Or one of their monopods? I'm confused...

No. It looks like a lens, not a tripod or monod

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2020 at 17:16 UTC
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Androole: Is a 58mm equivalent lens really what people want out of anamorphic? That seems like a pretty tight frame for use with a 'cinematic' wide angle...

I would have expected either a much higher desqueeze ratio, or a much shorter focal length to get them into the more 'cinematic' 35-42mm equivalent normal range.

My guess is there's a reason they're selling this for peanuts compared to the Vazen options, for example...

well anamorphic lenses give you wider fov than normal
"APS-C sized sensors the lens offers a field of view that equates to a 37.5mm lens"
so it's like shooting with 37mm lens but you have croped the image only up and down (and lost resolution)

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2020 at 17:14 UTC
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io_bg: Camera users: "I'm not buying a X100 until they improve the lens and add WR and a tilting screen"
Fuji: redesigns the lens, adds some degree of WR and a tilting screen
Camera users: "I'm not buying a X100 until they add IBIS"

Hype tricked me into buying X-H1. It was few times that I needed IBIS and it was not ideal. Tripod is what I needed

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2020 at 08:53 UTC
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