JakeB

Lives in France Paris, France
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This is why Fuji camera owners are the envy of Nikon, Canon, and, shudder, Sony people.

Fuji produces already excellent cameras and then continues to improve them for years where other companies force their users to buy new hardware.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 20:10 UTC as 50th comment | 31 replies
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (660 comments in total)
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Bombastic: Fuji has been teaching Leica how to get it done right.
Again.
Again.

And again..

I have never ever, ever, ever seen a Leica defender agree to take a double blind test to identify a photograph taken with a Leica M vs. one from a Fuji.

The reason is simple.

In the hands of a skilled photographer and post-processor, no one could consistently tell the difference.

The Leica Look my *ss.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2017 at 15:28 UTC
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Chris Yates: Welcome to the Golden State. Even having placed everything in the trunk and completely hidden, someone broke into our rental car trunk with a crowbar and stole some all our stuff and trashed the car for fun in San Francisco.

WHERE in San Francisco?

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 18:56 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (660 comments in total)
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Daft Punk: "Exaggeratedly derided Adobe Camera Raw"...

Really? Given the history of how other software suites have done a (much) better job of handling Fuji X trans files, i think the derision is not unfair.

How does DPR come to the conclusion that the problems with Adobe and X trans are exaggerated?

The Fuji users who flock to C1 and Iridient aren't doing it for their health. They do it because the results are better.

"ACR is not nearly as terrible as is sometimes suggested."

Doesn't exactly suggest X-trans shooter should use it, does it, Rich?

Capture One Pro for the win.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 12:25 UTC

I haven't used the camera, have never even touched a medium format camera, but I understand that it's a terrible camera and, basically, not as good as mine.

I will now share this opinion with everyone on this site.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 15:27 UTC as 91st comment | 3 replies
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MikeF4Black: Viewfinder experience is pretty central to whether you like using a camera, or you don't.

I understand this one is pretty horrible.

I love the OVF of my D810. No shimmering, no artefacts, no lag, no tv screen experience.

Ah, yes, Nikon's medium format D810.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 15:24 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1079 comments in total)
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JakeB: Let me be the first to say it's too expensive.

It's irony, you dimwit.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 11:17 UTC
On article Leica SL Review (1079 comments in total)

Let me be the first to say it's too expensive.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 18:53 UTC as 63rd comment | 5 replies
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Daft Punk: Why do people get so angry and opinionated over Leica?

Do they have some mental disease?

It is a camera. A unique camera. No other camera is like it. If you like it, you pay the price. If you dont like it, you dont buy it.

Do the same people who attack Leica only buy clothes from Walmart? Do the same people also like branded goods or nice watches? Hypocrites?

If someone wants to spend $20,000 on a Leica and some lenses, then i say Good For Them and enjoy the camera !

There are some real morons around. Sorry to be blunt, but jeez the anti Leica sentiment is ridiculous.

It is a camera. A unique camera. No other camera is like it. It is, frankly, the best camera. The greatest. It is so great, believe me, you will be sick of its greatness.

People have been unfair about Leica. Very, very unfair. These are low energy people. They probably shop at Walmart. And it's just so unfair. Leica is a great company. It is the best.

You should ignore the losers who can't afford this camera. People who use this camera take the best photos. Everyone says so.

I can't show you the photos I took with the Leica right now. I'll get back to you on that. Everybody knows that Leica is the best so nobody's interested in seeing my photos. But, believe me, folks, my photos are the best.

So go out and buy this camera. It will make your photography great again.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 13:57 UTC
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TwoMetreBill: Another carpal tunnel generator for Apple. Sheesh what is wrong with the Apple community that they put up with this abuse? I guess if they are willing to pay the Apple tax...

@twometresofbull

Can't overuse of all keyboards lead to carpel tunnel syndrome?

Maybe save the Apple bashing for a more relevant article?

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 15:16 UTC
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JakeB: If you're a Fuji user, get Capture One Pro!

Skilled users (not morons) can get much better results from Fuji RAW files compared to Lightroom.

"What should do morons use?"

Learning English would be a start.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 17:20 UTC

If you're a Fuji user, get Capture One Pro!

Skilled users (not morons) can get much better results from Fuji RAW files compared to Lightroom.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 09:51 UTC as 8th comment | 4 replies
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lickity split: Ha, I knew it was only a matter of time before they started to jack the prices up , my guess is every couple yrs they'll tack on a few bucks till your Adobe bill matches your cell phone maybe monthly bill.
This is one of them things where the consumer bends over for a second an Abobe sticks it in.

sandy b seems strangely perturbed by the idea of bending over.

Clearly sandy is a little curious to see what Adobe has to offer him.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2017 at 15:44 UTC
On article Hasselblad CEO Oosting to leave next week (164 comments in total)

Are you saying Oosting was ousted?

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2017 at 15:13 UTC as 12th comment
On article Leica M10 real-world sample gallery (345 comments in total)

There's just a certain 'something' about those shots. An aura. A 'feeling.'

It would be ridiculous to suggest that any other manufacturer's camera/lens combinations costing a tenth of the price could create this 'look.'

It's almost like Leica sprinkled a little, well, let's call it 'pixie dust' into their cameras and lenses and that magic travels along the lens to the sensor and is captured along with the rays of light.

Or perhaps the sensor itself contains this pixie dust and thus imbues the image with the 'aura.'

No matter how it works, one can immediately spot this 'Leica look' that no other camera is capable of creating. It positively glows from each image.

Money well spent, I'd say.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 12:39 UTC as 74th comment | 30 replies
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FantasticMrFox: 2012 I bought a top of the line MacBook Pro 13' with almost maxed out hardware (i7, 8GB Ram, but no SSD etc.) for what I remember to have been between €1,500 and €1,700. The recent 2016 MacBook Pro 13' configured to maximum specifications now runs €3,279.

Have they gone insane? A price increase of 100% over just four years?! Who is supposed to be able to still afford that stuff?!

Notice how starlightrun changes the terms of my complaint. I say ransomware and viruses, he changes it to vague "freezing errors" and "incompatibility issues."

What freezing errors, stray? What incompatibility issues? No specifics, therefore nonsense.

Windows machines (and I own an Acer running Windows 10) are constantly under threat from serious viruses and ransomware.

The Dell XPS, for example, seems like a really nice machine, but you can't natively run OS X on it.

PC fanboys like stray used to call Apple's iOS a walled garden.

It's not.

It's a gated community.

I'm fine paying to live in that safe community.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 15:48 UTC
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torji: Too bad the new macbooks won't have SD card slots though

You don't want it, don't buy it.

Quit being a whiny little trump.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 11:54 UTC
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FantasticMrFox: 2012 I bought a top of the line MacBook Pro 13' with almost maxed out hardware (i7, 8GB Ram, but no SSD etc.) for what I remember to have been between €1,500 and €1,700. The recent 2016 MacBook Pro 13' configured to maximum specifications now runs €3,279.

Have they gone insane? A price increase of 100% over just four years?! Who is supposed to be able to still afford that stuff?!

Windows 10?

Sorry but, no.

Ransomeware, phishing, viruses... I don't want to worry about that nonsense.

You pay for peace of mind.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 11:53 UTC
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Kostasm: Nice idea, bad implementation. Touch bar should be bigger, trackpad should be smaller. They upgraded the role of function keys by keeping the same tiny space of old mechanical function keys. I definitely call that a design flaw.

Get back to us when you've USED the touch bar with Photoshop for a few weeks.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 11:50 UTC

LOVING the comments from the Hawkesmill 5000.

All these bitchers and moaners getting shot down by artificial intelligence; it's the future, grandpa!

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2016 at 14:48 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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