attomole

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Just shareware the algorithms that are used. no need to write a line of code.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 06:59 UTC as 38th comment
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Androole: Whoa, a 200mm/f2, that's bonkers.

Fuji really thinks that there are enough X-series buyers willing to spend $5000+ for an APS-C lens?

And serious question, what do you use it for, too long for portrait not long enough for wildlife?

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 05:40 UTC
On article Hands-on with new Fujifilm X-E3 (200 comments in total)

Although I am with the it needs an articulated screen and IBIS crowd, The more i consider it it seems like a nice little rig, a keeper if the interface is intelligently implemented. There are few circumstances for me that it it isn't enough camera, and the trad implimentaion of exposure control, the lack of a faux pentaprism the low key simplified design I find appealing. we know this sensor and Fuji's lens line up is awesome.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 11:45 UTC as 32nd comment

It looks great, But what Fuji have here is a cheap to manufacture camera for smartphone graduates, They will be amazed by the upgrade in picture quality, it leaves off a load of stuff you don't need most of the time to make great pictures like swivel screen.I think in use the joy stick and touch screen will be more intuitive and usable than the buttons and pad we are used to. a puny close to the lens Flash makes horrid loooking pictures and is not used much when you have modern large sensors and stabilised or fast lenses, I would not miss it.

But it's the wrong price, I would see this as nearer to 500 bucks than a thousand it would only be killer at that price if bundled with kit zoom lens or for with "change" with 23mm F2, also Fuji will have to bite the stabilised sensor built at some point.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 10:43 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply
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Nikoncanonfan: Don't like increased touch control, lack of flash, being made in China, lack of stabilisation no thanks

I remember the sort of rhetoric levelled agaised Made in china (cheap construction low qualify) being said of Japanese manufacturing 40 years ago.
Even cheap brand free Chinese electronics i'm buying for a few quid is of decent quality these days, Premium branded smart phones we pay 700+ quid for have been manufactured in China for years. "Chinese" is not a metric for quality.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 10:10 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III (209 comments in total)
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FodgeandDurn: If Sony, Nikon, Canon etc could learn one thing from Olympus (and Fuji/Pana) - put two control dials on your entry enthusiast cameras. You shouldn't have to 'graduate' to a 'semi-pro' body to be able to control (for example) aperture and shutter speed at the same time. You have to respect what Olympus have done here, they really haven't withheld anything from the package.

Bearing in mind the that camea manufacturers want you to upgrade it makes perfect sense.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 06:24 UTC

Catch up Canon, I have had a partially autmated camera for 30 years

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2017 at 06:19 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D700 (113 comments in total)
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attomole: The Canon 5D was allready around when the D700 came along, so Nikon where doing a bit of catch up really at this part of the Market. In some ways the D3 is the last time Nikon were as disruptive with a product WRT the D850.

Which I think it is, the best product introduction since the D3 for Nikon ( assuming the product meet the promise of the specs and very early reviews)

For sure it outgunned it in some regards but 5D broke th door down on full frame on full frame the 5Dmk II added full frame video. I had a D200 at around that time but i was blown away having borrowed and having seen the results from and used a 5D.

My point is not which was the better camera but that It that the D3 was the camera that changed expectations of what A full frame DSLR should do not the D700. which was more derivitive.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 06:49 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: the Nikon D700 (113 comments in total)

The Canon 5D was allready around when the D700 came along, so Nikon where doing a bit of catch up really at this part of the Market. In some ways the D3 is the last time Nikon were as disruptive with a product WRT the D850.

Which I think it is, the best product introduction since the D3 for Nikon ( assuming the product meet the promise of the specs and very early reviews)

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 01:03 UTC as 16th comment | 7 replies
On article Nikon D850 First Impressions Review (994 comments in total)

What is nice is that Nikon made the best darn all-round DSLR they could, the recent D500 and D5 are both competition, but looks like the specs have not been brain damaged in some way so as not to compromise the market position of there own related products.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 16:04 UTC as 142nd comment | 3 replies

I like, but mostly "printed" a touch high key for my taste

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 16:31 UTC as 3rd comment
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attomole: Just save up for the another decade and get the Fuji with the GF 23 mm F4.

get there eventually!
https://www.dpreview.com/samples/2898213763/fujifilm-gf-23mm-f4-sample-gallery

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 23:17 UTC
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attomole: Just save up for the another decade and get the Fuji with the GF 23 mm F4.

https://www.dpreview.com/samples/3339273807/venus-optics-laowa-c-dreamer-7-5mm-f2-for-micro-four-thirds-sample-gallery
Vs
https://www.dpreview.com/samples/3339273807/venus-optics-laowa-c-dreamer-7-5mm-f2-for-micro-four-thirds-sample-gallery

The two gallaries were posted very recently, and athough I had not worked out the equivalency, they seemed to be used to achive a similar pictorial style, and I thought they must be close equivilnt which is why I was put in mind of the comparison. I thoght it might help perpetuate the Format wars ;-)

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 23:50 UTC

Just save up for the another decade and get the Fuji with the GF 23 mm F4.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 17:36 UTC as 3rd comment | 9 replies
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Anadrol: In all objectivity:
- The photographer got paid over 6000 USD by the couple, so asking 125 USD for just an album cover seems a bad practice.
Like if someone sells you a car, but you have to pay extra for the windshield !
- But Moldovans should not have gone viral about this.

Difficult to judge without having the facts from A to Z though.

At least in USA a trial is possible, in France "justice" would just laugh at your face...

Obviously never looked at the option list on premium branded cars.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2017 at 08:24 UTC
On article Nikon announces development of D850 (538 comments in total)

It seems significant to me that Nikon put this out at all, that and the communication about mirror-less , seems a change in policy, normally you don't hear anything at all until launch day.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 13:29 UTC as 89th comment | 1 reply
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FilmDigital: FYI: no one can copyright an idea. Section 102(b) of the Copyright Act specifically states: “In no case does copyright protection for an original work of authorship extend to any idea, procedure, process, system, method of operation, concept, principle or discovery, regardless of the form in which it is described, explained, illustrated or embodied in such work."

In this case, it means that the photographer's "idea" to let the animals play with the gear and trip the shutter at their discretion CANNOT be copyrighted. ANYONE can use this method, if they so choose, to photograph wildlife.

Copyrights DO cover “original works that the creator fixes in a tangible form." In other words, it protects the specifics of creative works after they're published or printed or otherwise distributed.

Bottom line: nobody can steal or profit from your work without your consent, but you can’t safeguard the idea behind it.

That would need a patent, he could patent giving cameras to monkeys.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2017 at 03:21 UTC
On article Leica TL2 sample gallery (57 comments in total)

Not a jpg shooters camera then! although i quite like some of the output, its not nailing the white balance, the contrast or the saturation.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 09:14 UTC as 5th comment
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sandy b: These AF-P lens are directed towards a new Nikon mirrorless IMO. Growing pain as far as backwards compatibility, but no getting around it.

It seems to me this is an update for DSLR. it wont work on mirrorless unless Nikon chose an disadvantageous back focus distance or you use an adapter.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2017 at 20:45 UTC

Give some longer legs to the low end DSLR Market, would be great to see a development of this for mirrorless APSC

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2017 at 15:33 UTC as 5th comment
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