Wye Photography

Wye Photography

Lives in United Kingdom Chepstow, Wales,, United Kingdom
Works as a IT Network manager
Joined on Feb 16, 2009
About me:

Aspergic, reclusive, obsessive, compulsive, insular, intense, private, focussed, driven, perfectionist.

I have Aspergers, photography is my "special interest".

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On article Throwback Thursday: Photokina's greatest hits (44 comments in total)
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contadorfan: These Throwback Thursday articles are great fun. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

Very Enjoyable!

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 14:54 UTC
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Nikonandmore: It's quite a remarkable psychological fetish that most discussions about large format photography are invariably dominated by people that have NEVER shot a single photo with anything else than a consumer camera. But I am yet to see ONCE a single pro/larger format photographer jumping into negative discussions on mainstream gear they don't know anything about. Worse, pros openly accept input, new ideas & strive in being educated about all matters of photography while others stuck in defending their lesser gear against stuff they've never seen, used or tried.

So even though the Fuji isnt cheap, not perfect & can't fit everyone's budget, it's a camera to admire & learn many things from.

Ignorance is painful & even more is the lack of its awareness. And Im the first to personally insist on learning & listening more than I talk. Ultimately all photography is about who takes the photo, NOT about gear. But using better gear (because you understand & respect it) means you also deserve it!

@NoMirror99 (I am sure you meant "puppies")

Question...

How are you going to fit a puppy on a scanner?

I foresee a struggle. Keeping it still is probably the biggest challenge and you may even start a new trend.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 09:17 UTC
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Wye Photography: I would not call a sensor 43.8 × 32.9mm medium format. I consider 645 as the smallest MF size with 4x4 and an in-between.

@Teila, You are entitled to your opinion of course. I disagree with it. Fujifilm are using a term from the film days where a slightly larger than 35mm (which what the sensor is)

a) didn't exist and

b) would not have been considered medium format because the next step up from 35mm was 4x4, then 645, 66, 67, 68, 69. In fact, in the minds of MF photographers anything that used 120 roll film is medium format which of course generally excluded 4x4 that used 127 film. In the minds of the MF photographers I have known over the years the smallest format that used 120 film is 645.

Fuji are transfering film terminology and using it in the digital age. So "technically" it can be called MF when in fact it is streching the term from the then contemporary definition and use.

You can call it whatever you want, but to me, as the end user it ain't Medium Format.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 09:11 UTC
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Wild Light: Fuji is the new King

Long live the King!

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 12:39 UTC
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Nikonandmore: It's quite a remarkable psychological fetish that most discussions about large format photography are invariably dominated by people that have NEVER shot a single photo with anything else than a consumer camera. But I am yet to see ONCE a single pro/larger format photographer jumping into negative discussions on mainstream gear they don't know anything about. Worse, pros openly accept input, new ideas & strive in being educated about all matters of photography while others stuck in defending their lesser gear against stuff they've never seen, used or tried.

So even though the Fuji isnt cheap, not perfect & can't fit everyone's budget, it's a camera to admire & learn many things from.

Ignorance is painful & even more is the lack of its awareness. And Im the first to personally insist on learning & listening more than I talk. Ultimately all photography is about who takes the photo, NOT about gear. But using better gear (because you understand & respect it) means you also deserve it!

Nothing worse than "armchair photographers"!

I would love to have a go with this camera! It probably won't make a difference to my photography, I'll end up with beautifully sharp, high resolution average photos.

I wish I had the ability and time to really exploit what this camera can do!

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 12:38 UTC

I wanna go!

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 12:35 UTC as 42nd comment
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Wye Photography: I would not call a sensor 43.8 × 32.9mm medium format. I consider 645 as the smallest MF size with 4x4 and an in-between.

@fotopizza Why not connect the term "medium format" to specific hardware? The very format is irrevicably linked to specific hardware. Technically you are right, anything larger than full frame 35mm is medium format. I wasn't talking "technically" as in the minds of most MF photographers (that I have met) 645 is considered the smallest MF format.

Even my venerable Olympus E-1 produces better sharpness and resolution than BW 35mm film (see above). I really love the colour I get from Kodak sensors (E-1, E-300 and Leica M8) and my fuji cameras (X-)ro 1 and X100T) but prefer the "fell" of film either BW or colour.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 11:13 UTC
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Wye Photography: I would not call a sensor 43.8 × 32.9mm medium format. I consider 645 as the smallest MF size with 4x4 and an in-between.

@cbphoto123 My 5mp Olympus E-1 out resolves my Leica even when using tabular grain films and high acutance developers such as Tanol, Rodinoland Perceptol. But I do have a preference to the "feel" of film.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 11:03 UTC
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wakaba: Full frame iq is maxed out. Die pricings coming down. FF Dlsr pricing is down. Next step is going MF for makers. Big sensors rule since APS and FF Are too similar.

@Azimuth46 The word "similar" is found in your last sentence.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 09:28 UTC

I would not call a sensor 43.8 × 32.9mm medium format. I consider 645 as the smallest MF size with 4x4 and an in-between.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 09:23 UTC as 27th comment | 7 replies
On article YI enters the mirrorless race with the M1 (56 comments in total)

It reminds of something, but, you know what, I can not quite put my finger on it!

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 14:56 UTC as 17th comment
On article YI enters the mirrorless race with the M1 (56 comments in total)
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IR1234: Guess they'll be renaming it later today after a chat with Canons lawyers.

and Leica's and perhaps Olympus's as well.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 14:06 UTC
On article YI enters the mirrorless race with the M1 (56 comments in total)
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GRicoh: This looks so much like the Leica T that I can't help but wonder if it's legal, even without considering the naming issue where they are sure to run into trouble with Canon.

and Leica and perhaps Olympus. But the Chinese have just such huge respect for IP and copyright.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 14:04 UTC
On photo Rhino Drag in the Best Aviation Photo ever... Period. challenge (7 comments in total)

Fab Photo! Amazing view.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 13:58 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Canon EOS M5: What you need to know (543 comments in total)
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Wye Photography: I am surprised that Canon has not been sued by Leica for the M system. Years ago Olympus was threatened and was forced to change the name of their then new camera to OM.

Next time I am in my local camera shop I will have to try the M5 (the Leica M5 is really pretty ugly and looks like a Zorki), it looks very nice.

@Panchovilla Leica do a V series, a D series and does the Leica X-U count?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 12:39 UTC
On article Canon EOS M5: What you need to know (543 comments in total)
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Wye Photography: I am surprised that Canon has not been sued by Leica for the M system. Years ago Olympus was threatened and was forced to change the name of their then new camera to OM.

Next time I am in my local camera shop I will have to try the M5 (the Leica M5 is really pretty ugly and looks like a Zorki), it looks very nice.

@Vignes Yes, I was referring to the OM film cameras series (I had a couple). It was originally going to be called the Olympus M. But Leica wasn't going to have any of that!

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 12:35 UTC
On article Canon EOS M5: What you need to know (543 comments in total)

I am surprised that Canon has not been sued by Leica for the M system. Years ago Olympus was threatened and was forced to change the name of their then new camera to OM.

Next time I am in my local camera shop I will have to try the M5 (the Leica M5 is really pretty ugly and looks like a Zorki), it looks very nice.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2016 at 20:34 UTC as 11th comment | 8 replies
On article This film camera is 100% 3D-printed, including the lens (142 comments in total)

On sale soon for £1500

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2016 at 01:12 UTC as 11th comment
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JeffreyJC: I hate the idea of paying to be in a contest.

@ caribou would you mind recommending a few?

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 16:54 UTC
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PhotoUniverse: Holy s#!^
Lots of negative and conspiracy theory people on this site!

@PhotoUniverse

Holy, best definition like it or not and probably not.
https://www.jw.org/en/publications/books/bible-glossary/holy-holiness/#?insight[search_id]=3deee153-63bc-4b08-b53f-50962f6977aa&insight[search_result_index]=3

I agree with your negative and conspiracy theory people comment part tho. I haven't figured why.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 16:52 UTC
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