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On article Rokinon AF 35mm F2.8 FE sample gallery and impressions (148 comments in total)
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Bronto99: I own the Zeiss and it is way overpriced...period. I bought it because I didn't have an alternative before this. I am not sure I would buy a Rokinon now if given the choice, but I still think the Zeiss needs to be priced more in the $499 range for what it offers.

But it also has wretched sample variation. Took me 3 tries to get one that didn’t have obvious decentering issues.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2018 at 15:39 UTC

Oops, I got a little too excited over this. Have to go change my panties.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2018 at 16:00 UTC as 24th comment


Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2017 at 16:28 UTC as 135th comment

This looks similar to the AF-D version of the 55mm f2.8 Micro-Nikkor, one of my favorite lenses of all time. Not that that means anything.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2016 at 16:35 UTC as 19th comment | 1 reply
On article Adobe issues Lightroom 6.2 apology and update (230 comments in total)

An "improved import experience "? DPR apparently has drunk the Adobe corporate kool-ade. I have yet to hear anything but howls of dissatisfaction over the change from users.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2015 at 17:19 UTC as 92nd comment

Hell, just as I was getting ready to eBay my 24-70 that I hardly use now. I wonder how many hundreds of $$ this announcement just cost me.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 14:23 UTC as 44th comment | 3 replies

I would have been all over this if it had been f2.8. As it is, it looks huge. I guess we'll see.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 15:36 UTC as 66th comment

Well, the last FW update for the X-E2 was a small subset of what the T1 got, so I'm not expecting anything this time. I like the E2 form factor a lot but not the T1 at all. Fuji's abandonment of support for the E2 has me beginning to wonder if there will even be an E3, which has me holding off of buying any more Fuji glass.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2015 at 12:37 UTC as 89th comment | 7 replies

XE-2 update is a big disappointment compared to what the X-T1 gets. Seems to me most if not all of the X-T1 improvements should not be hardware dependent.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 14:24 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies
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GothtinPowers: So how do these compare to dedicated film scanners like the Nikon coolscans?

Coolscan IV and V both beat the Epson 750 (I've owned and tested them all). But all the Coolscans up through the 5000 are prone to flare on hgh contrast edges (the reason being a plastic cover over the CCD, believe it or not - it used to be possible to have it removed and replaced with glass which greatly ameliorated the problem. Unfortunately I no longer have any of the relevant links.) Right now I am using a D800E with the Olympus 80mm f4 macro to digitize my best Kodachromes; it has the resolution of the CSV but the grain edges are softer (like the difference between a cold light and condenser head enlarger).

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2014 at 03:45 UTC
On article Fujifilm offers silver X-T1 and firmware update (137 comments in total)
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Grumpyrocker: I hope X-E2 isn't going to be left out on these firmware updates. It would be a shame if Fuji turned its back on customers who chose a different form factor for its latest camera.

Ditto, I'm sticking with the X-E2 because of form factor but would really like a couple of the things in the FW update. It concerns me that Fuji did not also announce for the X-E2 since I can't see any reason not to if they are going to make the features available for that camera. OTOH, the update for the X-E2 would be a different beast since it presumably would include remote control via Fuji's phone app....

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 13:20 UTC

What's the color gamut of the display?

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2014 at 15:01 UTC as 6th comment

Yeah, "restore confidence" until the next denial of a major problem. Nikon should ask Fujifilm how to gain customer support.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 15:22 UTC as 18th comment
On article New camera app features in Apple's iOS 8 (67 comments in total)

Still waiting for the ability to import only the jpegs from raw+JPEG shoots. Continuing fail from Apple.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 15:20 UTC as 12th comment

Say what? Plug iPhone into charging cable, plug other end of charging cable into computer, on computer navigate to phone's DCIM folder, copy files. Free.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2014 at 15:11 UTC as 21st comment | 4 replies

Always loved my RX100, EVF makes this a no brainer, prefer the 24-70 FL to a longer zoom anyway.... I'm in.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2014 at 15:30 UTC as 6th comment
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