ggc

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ggc: Also on XT-20 view 2s delay the live view flickers, with the latest firmware.

Thank you, maybe i'll try (first i need to find out and write) all the things i have modified...

With mine i've checked only the rear lcd, not the evf.

Link | Posted on May 20, 2018 at 13:26 UTC

Also on XT-20 view 2s delay the live view flickers, with the latest firmware.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2018 at 08:56 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies

Many thanks to Fuji for the update. It's nice to see our camera updated!

Unfortunatly this leads to people asking even more, me too.... but this way you're getting customer even more satisfied and loyal to the brand!

Would be cool to have a customizable front dial, and to add focus stacking and flicker reduction in the next updates like i've read you'll do with x-t2 and others.

Also save-restore setting could be even better to the sd card, without a pc.

Fuji, thank you for listening customers!

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2018 at 07:56 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
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ggc: Just tried darktable 2.4 with a pair of raws from different cameras (a Fuji Xtrans and a Canon one), i think it has great potential and it's really worth trying.

I already use Raw Therapee. Really different, really good too. Darktable adds masks and a lot of other things, they are simply very different.

One thing, for me, is clear: i can get great result using only free, libre and open source software (in fact, for example with Fuji Xtrans, i think i can get much better results than with proprietary software).

In this thread i'm reading almost everything against this kind of software, but many speaks without having read the manual or without having tried more than 1 second to accomplish something. For sure you can't swap software in 1 second, even if you switch for example from Lightroom to another proprietary software you'll likely need to read the manual, and to try to understand it for a month or so.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2017 at 08:20 UTC

Just tried darktable 2.4 with a pair of raws from different cameras (a Fuji Xtrans and a Canon one), i think it has great potential and it's really worth trying.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2017 at 22:18 UTC as 71st comment | 2 replies
On article iPhone X sample gallery (64 comments in total)

Considering it costs ~10 times my phone, wide angle lens doesn't impress me at all. Also it is decentered, see 0236473821.jpg left side . Ugly for such a pricey device!

With 1200 € I would still buy my 115 € honor 6a phone, my current fuji basic mirrorless equipment XM1 + 16-50 50-230 (~700 € with some newer model), some micro sd cards, and be much happier :D .

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2017 at 15:11 UTC as 25th comment | 2 replies
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PBR Streetgang: Looks like I am done with Lightroom. Any suggested alternatives?

I think you should try darktable or rawtherapee. Closed source would be a bad move, imho, soon or later it could be discontinued, it could go online only and so on.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 19:49 UTC
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arqomx: if RawTherapee can do :
1. selective edit,
2. panorama and HDR merge,
3. render Fuji's XTrans RAW perfectly,

I'll happily ditch my subscription

Selective edit in rawtherapee is not yet avaible, panorama is done with Hugin, HDR Merge you can try enfuse (inside hugin) or luminance hdr, fuji xtrans are rendered imho really well with Rawtherapee (only thing that is lacking is auto ca removal, for now, but it has just gained lensfun support for distorsion and vignetting).

Of course you can help rawtherapee with help, testing, translations or even money.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 19:47 UTC
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jscalev: Dear Adobe,

I don't want my photos stored in your cloud. I don't want to lose my life's work due to an outage on your side or an unpaid bill on mine. Get over it. If this is the direction that your headed, then I'm done with you.

Just do it. Some time ago i switched to rawtherapee, and i'm really happy. Also soon in the open source world there will be darktable for windows. Don't trust another company, i think they will be doing the same, soon or later.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 13:46 UTC
On article Have it your way: which 24MP Canon should I buy? (240 comments in total)
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LDunn1: 7 different 24mp cameras, & none appeal to me.

Something's wrong!

I think the same ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 13:40 UTC
On article Have it your way: which 24MP Canon should I buy? (240 comments in total)

which 24MP Canon should I buy?

In order to have again a competitive Canon brand and great sensors, i would say NONE ;) . This way i hope Canon will be back again with great products at the right price.

Link | Posted on Oct 18, 2017 at 12:31 UTC as 76th comment

I don't have this phone, but also with a 12 megapixel camera jpeg, if i upload selecting high quality photo, the pictures is compressed, so i can't store the original. I can store the original one only using my non unlimited 15 gb of space.

Link | Posted on Oct 9, 2017 at 19:24 UTC as 26th comment
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pro photo 2011: I highly dislike this software "subscription" model. I may not use it that often, but I have to remain subscribed in order to use it WHEN the occasions arise. But once you are hooked to MS Office, Adobe Creative Cloud, etc., it's very hard to change to something else. This subscription model works for folks who use the software on a daily basis.

I use LibreOffice which is free and is compatible with MS Office. For Photoshop/Lightroom, you can use many free software available from download.com, or the one DPR covers right now called Affinity Photo which sells for $50, with no string (subscription) attached.

I agree. Soon there will be also darktable for windows.

I moved to open source free software years ago, at the beginning it hasn't been that easy, but now it has evolved quite a lot and i don't look back.

I can use the software on every pc i want without paying and asking anyone, and i've even made a bootable linux usb3 stick with all the graphic software i need.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2017 at 10:04 UTC
On article Hands-on with new Fujifilm X-E3 (206 comments in total)
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Lee Saxon: Touchscreen as a replacement for rather than supplement/alternative to, real buttons, is a deal-breaker for me. Gloves, camera designers, what about gloves!

And please, camera designers, however much taller the camera has to be to get the 1/4-20 on the optical axis is however much taller the camera *has* to be.

ISO, white balance, film simulation, and AF mode with only touch also for me is really really disappointing :( . At least iso and wb buttons please!

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 07:43 UTC

Big brands, also known as Canon and Nikon, killed the compact cameras market themselves.

Crap models, without raw, without EVF, with slow burst.

Instead of for examples making again a G16 with some improvements they want to sell at an high price something like this without even pasm modes?

https://www.dpreview.com/products/canon/compacts/canon_sx620hs
https://www.dpreview.com/products/canon/compacts/canon_elph360hs

Good luck. Of course me, and with me i think a lot of people, won't buy them!

And yes, phone image quality is now quite good at base iso if you shot raw. Already the iphone7s jpeg for me is crap.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2017 at 16:37 UTC as 218th comment

Nice.

Would be nice to know what is the shutter speed of that camera and what film he has used.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 07:45 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
On article Nine new lens adapters announced for the Fujifilm GFX (83 comments in total)

I expected Pentacon Six, Pentax 645 - 67 or other medium format adapters... anyway i have some K&F concept adapters for Fuji X and they are really nice.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2017 at 19:56 UTC as 19th comment
On article Fujifilm X-A3 Review (240 comments in total)
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ggc: I have an XM1 and i consider it a really great camera.

From this review i don't understand if this XA3 is worser, or better. Does it have an antialias filter?

Also would like to better understand the buffer, the review isn't complete about it, with jpeg, raw+jpeg and jpeg.

Among the possible problems i have found with my XM1 use, and i would like to understand if they will affect also xa3:

1) bracketing is limited to +-1ev.
2) with non dedicated flash, using syncro flash shutter speed, the display turns nearly black after middle pressing the shutter (it simulates an exposure without flash). But flashes up to 200 or so volts are allowed, so even really old flashes are usable.

(to follow)

As for jpeg and AF, i'm satisfied with my XM1. And in the dark, it's enough for landscape usage with wideangles and normal lenses to put infinity and this gives me a 100% hit ratio, that even with my old fullframe reflex was a BIG dream, without a proper or calibrated distance scale with most lenses and non working af in the darkness.

Plus i find the 16-50 an excellent lens, whilst for example the sony one is a poor one.

And what sluggish operation means. Is it slower than xm1?

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 17:42 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A3 Review (240 comments in total)

I have an XM1 and i consider it a really great camera.

From this review i don't understand if this XA3 is worser, or better. Does it have an antialias filter?

Also would like to better understand the buffer, the review isn't complete about it, with jpeg, raw+jpeg and jpeg.

Among the possible problems i have found with my XM1 use, and i would like to understand if they will affect also xa3:

1) bracketing is limited to +-1ev.
2) with non dedicated flash, using syncro flash shutter speed, the display turns nearly black after middle pressing the shutter (it simulates an exposure without flash). But flashes up to 200 or so volts are allowed, so even really old flashes are usable.

(to follow)

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2017 at 17:41 UTC as 55th comment | 2 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: The Canon PowerShot G3 (100 comments in total)

Thank you Dale for the nice article!

I have recently bought for not many €€ a used G5 that is moreless the same, really nice images at base iso, nice lens, orientable lcd, built in ac adapter, well, i have even used it :D .

Only troubles are the sloow AF (especially at max tele) and no live view whilst focusing, the noise (400 iso is almost unusable), only raw and no raw+jpeg, control dial requires slow turning, lens cap unhandy, but overall still a really nice cam ;) . I can still have fun with this camera.

Link | Posted on Jun 8, 2017 at 16:59 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply
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