ViMa

ViMa

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phouphou: best image quality in a pocketable formfactor period.
No smartphone comes close, no ILC with kitzoom.

@foskito much better? Yes.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2021 at 17:23 UTC
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Foskito: Beautiful IQ, excellent compositions.

The OVF is a joke, shame there is no a proper EVF for this camera.

Unlike my negative feelings for the GR III ovf, I'm quite pleased with the IIIx OVF.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2021 at 17:18 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-S10 vs X-T30 II shootout (253 comments in total)
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LenRivers: Been a while since I have been with Fuji X. How is Fuji these days on firmware updates? They used to do them with frequency.

They're doing badly. I went back to Fujifilm and ended up giving up on it and returned my X-Pro3 and lenses as I found it disappointing how much they'd let the X-Pro3 fall back compared to other (cheaper) cameras.

The X-T30II shows very well where Fujifilm is going towards, and it's not somewhere I personally like.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2021 at 12:48 UTC
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ViMa: That's the problem with some online reviews. I just watched a video and got excited, though I'd never buy this phone at this price. Then I log into here and read that the 1" sensor is not used in its entirety but only a portion of that is used.
Everything changes. As is, this is a pointless phone and the only achievement was to once again prove Ted Forbes has ruined his channel

The image quality does not impress me when I read the price tag. Things cannot be seen in a vacuum.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2021 at 06:06 UTC
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NobodyImportant: Thanks for clarifying about the sensor crop on the 1" sensor. A lot of other publications aren't explicitly stating that and it feels like a lot of hype for a feature that isn't able to be fully used.

It's like being sold a V8 sports car but you're really only using 4-6 cylinders.

That is true, though some specific reviewers (Forbes is the prime example) seem to be far more biased than others when it comes to specific brands or products.

I generally find it way more ethical when one does sponsorships with products unrelated to what they are reviewing (like the usual Skillshare or Squarespace) as opposed to having a C1 video sponsored by C1.

Forbes has shown a tendency to extreme bias in favour of Sony each time he's had an Xperia review. Funny how he doesn't actually use any Xperia phones himself, given what he says in those videos.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2021 at 10:16 UTC
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ViMa: You could buy an RX100 vii and a Pixel 5a with that kind of money and have a better phone and a better camera and an overall pocketable combination.

I don't disagree. It was merely an example of what that kind of money gets you. A good smartphone could be enough.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2021 at 08:29 UTC
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Adrian Tung: So what's the purpose of the large sensor in this case, instead of say... producing a smaller sensor with the same properties/characteristics of the larger one? Recycling an existing sensor instead of making the effort of producing a new one, I'm guessing?

There's a hypothesis going on that they have unused stock of the RX100 sensor and this is a good way to get rid of it + market the phone as 'being the first 1" phone', which is doubly incorrect.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2021 at 07:28 UTC
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NobodyImportant: Thanks for clarifying about the sensor crop on the 1" sensor. A lot of other publications aren't explicitly stating that and it feels like a lot of hype for a feature that isn't able to be fully used.

It's like being sold a V8 sports car but you're really only using 4-6 cylinders.

This has shown, once again, how some content creators are extremely biased and possibly even 'bought' by specific brands. The nice thing with DPReview is that while one can sometimes see bias, and in the end it's impossible to be human without having preferences, it is owned by a company that benefits from any sort of gear being bought and thus does not need to pander to specific brands.

Watching the Ted Forbes video I was quite excited about this phone, though I'd never have considered spending that kind of money even if I were rich. Then I came over here and saw that the sensor is cropped and realised once again he probably is paid by Sony, a feeling I've been getting again and again in the past few years.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2021 at 07:28 UTC
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forest dream: Compare with DJI Ronin 4D team, can't found major innovation from Sony mobile department. Beside shutter button at side of phone, can we has focus-defocus button like Sony ZV-1?

DJI Ronin 4D has new Automated Manual Focus (AMF) mode. AMF mode use "LIDAR" track subjects and turn the focus wheel during recording, with the option for the camera operator to jump in and manually pull focus when needed. To help in manual focus and AMF modes, there will be LiDAR Waveform available on the monitor to help cinematographers ‘locate focus points and pull focus with extreme precision.’

@Forest dream what does the Ronin even have to do with a smartphone? These are as far as it can get from each other.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2021 at 07:22 UTC

You could buy an RX100 vii and a Pixel 5a with that kind of money and have a better phone and a better camera and an overall pocketable combination.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2021 at 07:21 UTC as 134th comment | 4 replies

That's the problem with some online reviews. I just watched a video and got excited, though I'd never buy this phone at this price. Then I log into here and read that the 1" sensor is not used in its entirety but only a portion of that is used.
Everything changes. As is, this is a pointless phone and the only achievement was to once again prove Ted Forbes has ruined his channel

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2021 at 04:54 UTC as 149th comment | 4 replies
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ViMa: I'd love such a camera, but I do not understand why rangefinder cameras need be so expensive. Could it not cost as much as an X-Pro3?

Unfortunately not. They cannot achieve focus like a rangefinder does, which is a bummer. Great cameras, though, and a pleasure to shoot with.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2021 at 18:15 UTC

Not a Full Frame shooter, not a Sony shooter, not a target client for this, but I am glad to see this camera announced.
Sony may be berated by many but they also innovate a lot in photography.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2021 at 14:18 UTC as 69th comment
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mujana: I use DXO for a few years now. At the moment Pl 4 (Elite; full version).
I “always” upgrade every year when there’s a new version (probably this month again?). But….I never thought about buying Nik package as an extra; I always thought I could get comparable results with PL only and I find the Nik plug-in pretty expensive (because I would/will probably only use Silver Efex Pro. Not interested in the other Nik plug-ins).
Now, for the first time I think I could be wrong.
I consider buyng the Nik Plug-ins together with a new version of DXO PL (5 I presume). Probably only for Silver Efex Pro, but I love black and white more and more (I even thought about a Leica Monochrom), and this plug-in looks really powerfull.
All comments /advice welcome.

Then I'd wholeheartedly suggest you use Silver Efex. I still have the previous version so can't comment to this one, but I'm sure it's not worse!

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2021 at 18:13 UTC
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mujana: I use DXO for a few years now. At the moment Pl 4 (Elite; full version).
I “always” upgrade every year when there’s a new version (probably this month again?). But….I never thought about buying Nik package as an extra; I always thought I could get comparable results with PL only and I find the Nik plug-in pretty expensive (because I would/will probably only use Silver Efex Pro. Not interested in the other Nik plug-ins).
Now, for the first time I think I could be wrong.
I consider buyng the Nik Plug-ins together with a new version of DXO PL (5 I presume). Probably only for Silver Efex Pro, but I love black and white more and more (I even thought about a Leica Monochrom), and this plug-in looks really powerfull.
All comments /advice welcome.

I'm not a pro and I generally just like to get a uniform look in my photos. I tend to use a film simulation and do some simple curve adjustments on most photos. When I used Silver Efex, I worked a lot with the zone system. I think that if you like postprocessing and shoot monochrome, you need Silver Efex despite the pain. For my usage, it's pointless and I'll use it only for a photo I may wish to print, which I do very rarely.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2021 at 17:41 UTC
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mujana: I use DXO for a few years now. At the moment Pl 4 (Elite; full version).
I “always” upgrade every year when there’s a new version (probably this month again?). But….I never thought about buying Nik package as an extra; I always thought I could get comparable results with PL only and I find the Nik plug-in pretty expensive (because I would/will probably only use Silver Efex Pro. Not interested in the other Nik plug-ins).
Now, for the first time I think I could be wrong.
I consider buyng the Nik Plug-ins together with a new version of DXO PL (5 I presume). Probably only for Silver Efex Pro, but I love black and white more and more (I even thought about a Leica Monochrom), and this plug-in looks really powerfull.
All comments /advice welcome.

I use PhotoLab4, Filmpack etc. and also own Nik Collection. I really really like Silver Efex as I only shoot monochrome, but have given up on it because of the horrible integration it provides. Simply providing a button to export in .tiff and open is not integration enough to make it worth it at all.

Silver Efex is by far the best monochrome software but it takes so much work (and megabytes) to take the raw, export it to .tiff, edit it in Silver Efex, bring it back to PhotoLab and export to jpeg, when you can get FilmPack which integrates fully and gives you at least some of the options of Silver Efex without having to do all that.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2021 at 10:35 UTC
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James Grove: Its a shame that it has taken many months to get the bugs fixed and to get the software stable. But it is great software, with many powerful features. I just wish DxO would be a bit more interactive with their user base.

@James Grove my Nik Collection had some pretty insane bugs. I would transfer about 20 .tiff and open them in Silver Efex and it would show other pictures than the ones I had transferred. I contacted customer support in late November 2020 by opening a ticket. Some dude named Saito replied and in very bad English told me they'd deal with it.
After some back and forth, riddled with typoes and including calling me Vittorino - quite uncouth, they simply disappeared and never fixed my issue. I have emailed twice, in January and June and got no response. So much for spending so much money.

I have been using PhotoLab, Filmpack and the other one for a couple of years and am pleased, but have been terribly disappointed by customer service.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2021 at 10:31 UTC
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ViMa: It's nice to see all those Fujifilm users raving about the LCD not being a good way to take photos, when many of them kept complaining about the X-Pro3 hidden LCD.

No. I actually appreciate both sides. I love the X-Pro3 and the shooting style it offers, and after having owned a Ricoh GR III i have come to deeply love the non-viewfinder way of shooting which enables me to be more in the moment and faster.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2021 at 13:03 UTC
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ViMa: It's nice to see all those Fujifilm users raving about the LCD not being a good way to take photos, when many of them kept complaining about the X-Pro3 hidden LCD.

Oh but I am part of that mob of Fujifilm users, and still hold the system very dear to my heart. And I have spent all that time leading up to and after the announcement of the X-Pro3 in this forum and others.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2021 at 10:11 UTC

It's nice to see all those Fujifilm users raving about the LCD not being a good way to take photos, when many of them kept complaining about the X-Pro3 hidden LCD.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2021 at 07:13 UTC as 93rd comment | 6 replies
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