57even

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On article Fujifilm X-T30 review (1095 comments in total)
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Sir 7: I cannot help but think I'M at fault for considering this primarily a stills camera, and that those I'm criticizing for bagging on its video prowess may actually be the true target customer?

Personally, video means almost or totally nothing to me in a camera that's not intended specifically to shoot video (i.e. a video camera). But so so many of this camera's complaint Comments are about video. Primarily that it can only shoot 4K for 10 minutes. I don't think I've EVER shot 4K video for more than 10 minutes straight except with my aerial camera.

Is the X-T30's primary purpose to be a video camera? Or are all of these video complaints just spec-sheet-peepers' (or fanb0ys of another brand's) identified "chink in the armor" to attack simply for the sake of attacking?

Agreed. I want a racehorse, and all I can buy is a camel.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2019 at 07:40 UTC
On article Choosing a camera Part 2: is a bigger sensor better? (416 comments in total)

Whilst the technical facts are not arguable, the issue that seldom comes up is the perceptual limit at which any technical differences are actually visible in an image.

Moreover, an image that is processed optimally for a given image size/output medium looks a great deal better than one that isn't. I can't help but think that this is often worth more than a sensor size.

Link | Posted on Apr 18, 2019 at 00:19 UTC as 36th comment
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57even: I really don't think phones are the primary cause for the decline in the ILC market, except possibly at the volume end. This will have a disproportionate impact on total units, but less impact on net income.

The fact is, sensor tech has plateaued. A 6 year old DSLR is still a useful device, so unless it is broken, there is no incentive to upgrade. Since 2012, the major changes have been sensor AF tech and high read-out rates, primarily for mirrorless cameras and video. IQ has not really changed appreciably.

So, if people only upgrade high-end cameras when they wear out, and the volume market is declining, it is hardly surprising that ILC sales have nose-dived.

However, if people upgrade less frequently, they can also afford to invest more in each upgrade. Lower volume, but higher net-income per unit. Back to the 1970s.

ILCs will not die, but the current business model will.

@Thoughts R Us

Smartphones have undercut the camera companies' overall business, but mostly at the low end, where the volume was.

It was not the primary reason people stopped buying more advanced cameras, which was my point. That end of the market is still a viable business, if structured appropriately.

As for business analysts, they are frequently wrong.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2019 at 12:10 UTC
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57even: I really don't think phones are the primary cause for the decline in the ILC market, except possibly at the volume end. This will have a disproportionate impact on total units, but less impact on net income.

The fact is, sensor tech has plateaued. A 6 year old DSLR is still a useful device, so unless it is broken, there is no incentive to upgrade. Since 2012, the major changes have been sensor AF tech and high read-out rates, primarily for mirrorless cameras and video. IQ has not really changed appreciably.

So, if people only upgrade high-end cameras when they wear out, and the volume market is declining, it is hardly surprising that ILC sales have nose-dived.

However, if people upgrade less frequently, they can also afford to invest more in each upgrade. Lower volume, but higher net-income per unit. Back to the 1970s.

ILCs will not die, but the current business model will.

I have experienced major relief from GAS over the last few years ;-)

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2019 at 01:07 UTC

I really don't think phones are the primary cause for the decline in the ILC market, except possibly at the volume end. This will have a disproportionate impact on total units, but less impact on net income.

The fact is, sensor tech has plateaued. A 6 year old DSLR is still a useful device, so unless it is broken, there is no incentive to upgrade. Since 2012, the major changes have been sensor AF tech and high read-out rates, primarily for mirrorless cameras and video. IQ has not really changed appreciably.

So, if people only upgrade high-end cameras when they wear out, and the volume market is declining, it is hardly surprising that ILC sales have nose-dived.

However, if people upgrade less frequently, they can also afford to invest more in each upgrade. Lower volume, but higher net-income per unit. Back to the 1970s.

ILCs will not die, but the current business model will.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2019 at 22:27 UTC as 39th comment | 6 replies
On article DPReview TV: Why waveforms are better than histograms (333 comments in total)

Could not agree more. Camera meters are useless except for P&S. Waveforms would allow me to maximise the DR and SNR of the data.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2019 at 14:33 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm GFX 50R Review (1742 comments in total)
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Zvonimir Tosic: This 'review' is hilarious. I have never read on DPR such an intentionally skewed "review article" as this one. How difficult is to gather that a true specialist, if he or she has any credentials, would never compare cameras across different classes, and never test equipment not specifically designed for a certain purpose against that purpose?

They would if most of the readership were gear-fetishists not photographers...

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2019 at 00:29 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50R Review (1742 comments in total)
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TomCodyPleasedToMeetYa: I see people are complaining about this system not having fast enough lenses. When I look through photo books by Joel Meyerowitz, Stephen Shore, Joel Sternfeld, Adam Bartos, Jan Staller, William Eggleston, Nan Goldin etc NOT ONE image uses a thin depth of field. NOT ONE image has fancy blurry bokeh. NOT ONE image could be improved if only they had a f1. 2 lens to get nice creamy bokeh from their bokeh beast.

The obsession with bokeh is such an Instagram fad.

Fast lenses are for low light, primarily. Blurry backgrounds are artistically neutral, not an end in themselves. Sometimes it works, mostly it looks like you are trying too hard.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2019 at 00:27 UTC
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pro photo 2011: Since full-frame cameras are having sensor resolution approaching 50MP, I can see why Fujifilm needs to distance its medium format camera resolution from full-frame.

You'll have to look hard to find a difference in picture resolution between a Fuji GFX and a Nikon Z7 or Sony a7R3.

@photodesignch

The differences are visible in all cases, but only if you print big enough, and look closely enough, to see them.

The real difference is the amount of process flexibility that you get when cameras have low noise, lots of resolution, and less moire.

Would you really notice a difference in a 24X16 processed in camera? Doubtful, unless your vision is about as good as an eagle...

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2019 at 20:48 UTC

The real issue, as I see it, is that there is far less incentive to upgrade regularly any more. Sensor tech has reached a plateau.

Canon's bread and butter was (and still is) entry level APSC. Canon M has eaten into Rebel sales, but the value offered by that market is diminishing because a lot of buyers use them on full auto - in which case the images don't look that much better than a smart-phone, and they are harder to upload to Instagram.

This is more of a failure of imagination IMO. It's just the wrong product for the market. Better connectivity and a computational image processor would do wonders, but I don't see that happening.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2019 at 00:51 UTC as 216th comment | 3 replies

People don't want to pay for content these days. They would rather sell their personal details and browsing history than buy a proper newspaper.

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2019 at 12:43 UTC as 53rd comment
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57even: It seems the problem with regards to human life is mainly down to irresponsible real-estate development and lax planning rules. A very similar situation in the UK has arisen with respect to flood plains and flood management.

Climate change may increase the frequency of such occurrences, but we live in our houses a long time. It would have happened anyway, at some point. Forest fires are quite natural, and in fact necessary for natural forests to thrive.

Building houses in the middle of a forest in a dry climate, or living in the flood plain of a river, is like living next to a live volcano. Eventually, it will bury you.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2018 at 19:39 UTC

It seems the problem with regards to human life is mainly down to irresponsible real-estate development and lax planning rules. A very similar situation in the UK has arisen with respect to flood plains and flood management.

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2018 at 13:41 UTC as 146th comment | 2 replies

Anyone tried something similar for stills stabilisation?

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2018 at 22:24 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm X-T3 Review (2477 comments in total)
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tikus: Shooting and Post-processing skills are much more important than sensor size. I don't understand why it is hard to understand that...

@CanonSharpShooter

Well, there are some very good MFT lenses for sure, but better than Fuji? I think Fuji's lineup is pretty much on the money. Truth be told, you can make great images with either, with a bit of imagination and half-decent skills.

Link | Posted on Oct 31, 2018 at 01:41 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T3 Review (2477 comments in total)
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Angrymagpie: What are the reasons to get a D500 over this?
Better weather sealing, marginally better AF?

@Kreislauf

You seem to be a little defensive. Why would someone invest all their hard-earned money in a new system unless they thought it was better than the alternatives?

You may disagree, but that's only because you invested all your money in something else.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2018 at 21:29 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T3 Review (2477 comments in total)
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tikus: Shooting and Post-processing skills are much more important than sensor size. I don't understand why it is hard to understand that...

<sarcasm> Surely we all know that spending more money on a bigger better camera makes you a better photographer. Has nothing to do with artistic ability or technical skill. </sarcasm>

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2018 at 16:26 UTC
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chadley_chad: Why? It’s clear a screen is required hence the phone integration ... so why on earth would you not put one in. It’s beyond me; it’s like making a watch with no hands; you have to check your phone. Destined to fail!

We are not in the film era, and we don't have a lab to correct all our mistakes.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2018 at 21:01 UTC
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cdembrey: The Japanese Big-Three are hidebound. Don't expect anything new-and-groundbreaking from them. On the other hand European start-ups are not required to protect legacy technology—and can be as innovative as they want.

I see nothing that indicates that this real-range-finder camera is aimed a fonographers or fauxtographers who presently fawn-over Fuji.

The advent of inexpensive cloud storage makes a 32MB limit irrelevant.

There are inexpensive Max Berek designed LTM Leica lenses out there. Also new and used Cosina lenses.

@cdembrey

"if-you-can't-understand, then you would NOT understand the explanation"

I might if you had one, but you don't.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2018 at 20:59 UTC
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cdembrey: The Japanese Big-Three are hidebound. Don't expect anything new-and-groundbreaking from them. On the other hand European start-ups are not required to protect legacy technology—and can be as innovative as they want.

I see nothing that indicates that this real-range-finder camera is aimed a fonographers or fauxtographers who presently fawn-over Fuji.

The advent of inexpensive cloud storage makes a 32MB limit irrelevant.

There are inexpensive Max Berek designed LTM Leica lenses out there. Also new and used Cosina lenses.

Please explain what is 'innovative' about this camera, or a Leica for that matter. In a technical sense, they are way behind the curve, but some people are happy to pay the red-dot premium. This camera doesn't have a red dot, so where's the USP?

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2018 at 20:18 UTC
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