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Yes, PLEASE do review on this interesting filter. I suggest you use a camera which has a high sensitivity to infra red - my Fujifilm XT2 is a good example.
I have LEE big stopper and Hoya NDX400, both are prone to colour casts (although it can mostly be corrected in Lightroom). I find the degree of colour cast varies hugely, so maybe it's due to infrared contamination.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2016 at 10:45 UTC as 1st comment
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with Nikon DL compacts (312 comments in total)

Well call me a curmudgeon but I cannot understand why Nikon and Canon keep omitting viewfinders Sony have learned that photographers like to be able to compose in bright light without holding the camera at arms length; they are now building cameras with viewfinders. Being able to compose properly is far more important then having high resolution sensors and superb lenses. When I buy a car I expect a built in steering wheel not an expensive optional extra.
Just my opinion.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2016 at 21:31 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-Pro2 (77 comments in total)

Yes I too will wait for the X-T2. I love the X-T1's evf better than SLR. Mostly use 14mm and 18-135 zoom, so ovf is no good for me.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2016 at 14:20 UTC as 9th comment | 2 replies

To me a camera without a viewfinder is as useful as a car without a steering wheel. However - different strokes for different folks I guess.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2015 at 17:28 UTC as 44th comment | 13 replies
On article Fujifilm X100T Review (695 comments in total)

Good review but I strongly disagree about the shutter speed dial, to me it's the easy setting of aperture and shutter speed which makes Fujifilms X series stand out from the pack, I would be most annoyed if they decided to to remove it.

Link | Posted on Apr 2, 2015 at 16:22 UTC as 44th comment | 1 reply

I totally agree, both Canon and Nikon are wasting time with half hearted attempts like this. Give us a Fuji x-t1 equivalent with an adaptor so we can use our SLR lenses during the migration to a new, lighter, smaller but capable system. Otherwise we will jump ship. Having tried an X-T1 I'm already teetering on dumping my D800 kit.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 23:58 UTC as 115th comment

I'm amazed that so many folk are all fired up about a simple statistic. Flickr didn't say iPhones are better than cameras, just that they have had more uploads from them - a simple fact. My Nikon takes far better quality photos than my iPhone but it isn't always in my pocket.

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2015 at 08:31 UTC as 63rd comment | 1 reply
On photo Eaglehawk Neck, Tasmania in the Sand Patterns-2 Beaches & Rivers challenge (1 comment in total)

A very nice image, but I would have cropped top and bottom to exclude the grass and most of sky.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2014 at 19:27 UTC as 1st comment

I think a mirrorless full frame would be great. I've really enjoyed using the Fuji XE but love the quality and dynamic range of full frame. Go for it Nikon.

Link | Posted on Sep 26, 2014 at 21:38 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies

Excellent set of lenses from Fuji. However I just need them to bring in a tilt shift before I dump my Nikon kit completely. Fuji - please take note!

Link | Posted on Jul 24, 2014 at 11:25 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies
On article Adobe launches Lightroom for iPad (130 comments in total)

Very very disappointing. No way am I going to subscribe, I'll stick with LR for now but would have liked an ipad app. If they move to subscription-only LR then I'm off elsewhere.

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2014 at 18:04 UTC as 39th comment
On article Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II: a quick summary (533 comments in total)
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NCB: Canon have made the same mistake as Nikon, dropping the viewfinder, as Nikon did in the P7700 before bringing it back as as EVF in the P7800. Too much of the potential market for this sort of camera wants a viewfinder of some sort; the optical type was never that bad that omitting it was a good thing, and while the EVF in the P7800 isn't great, compared to other EVFs now appearing, it's better than nothing.

Unless Canon and Nikon start putting quality EVFs in this sort of camera, they might as well drop them; there are too many attractive alternatives around in the quality-but-not-too-large market. The sensor-size of the G1 X II isn't enough on its own to make a difference.

I couldn't have said it better NCB. I won't be buying one without any kind of viewfinder. A quality one would make it a must-have, and even a simple EVF would make it a contender.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 12:13 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E1 (17 comments in total)

Had my xe-1 2 weeks now and I'm blown away by the quality of the images taken with the kit zoom lens. The images could easily be printed at about 50" and are in practice comparable to my D800. AMAZING!
In use too I love it. The EVF whilst not as clear as an SLR viewfinder, tells me all I need to know and enables me to see all the menus without putting on reading specs. I use it exclusively in EVF mode. It is light and handles superbly. The image stabilisation seems incredible- so far, as good as the D800 shots from a tripod! If you're in doubt, go and buy one.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2013 at 19:42 UTC as 7th comment
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lbpix: Finally, a compact with a built in EVF. That is a first surely? OK it would have been nice if it was high resolution but hey it's progress, and how big would it have to be?
There are plenty of options for those who're happy with an LCD screen for composition, not many options for those who aren't. Well done Panasonic, I'm keen to try one. Might even replace my Fuji X10 which is just a bit too big.

Reverant - thank you for correcting me, I didn't know they existed! There aren't any other current ones though. I'd like to see this as a start to more of this kind, Hey Canon what about a G16 with a higher resolution EVF?

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2013 at 14:59 UTC

Finally, a compact with a built in EVF. That is a first surely? OK it would have been nice if it was high resolution but hey it's progress, and how big would it have to be?
There are plenty of options for those who're happy with an LCD screen for composition, not many options for those who aren't. Well done Panasonic, I'm keen to try one. Might even replace my Fuji X10 which is just a bit too big.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2013 at 19:01 UTC as 34th comment | 2 replies
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timo: Not sure how much those shots really tell us. Haven't looked at them all - the hair on the mouse at 1600 ISO shows some very unpleasant noise reduction effects. Most of the set-up consists of flat surfaces without much texture, which heavy-handed noise reduction will tend to flatter. (Or flatten, if you prefer!)

Jury still out, as far as I'm concerned. I want to see some raw conversions of more revealing subject matter - and also some indication as to whether the OVF is any more effective than that of the G12. If it is not, the X10 may still get my credit card attention, orbs or not ...

I'm fully with Timo here. Especially we need info about the OVF, how accurate is it - not just the percentage. My G9 has a terrible OVF - have they improved it? I too am considering the X10.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2012 at 09:31 UTC
On article Preview: Canon PowerShot G1 X large sensor zoom compact (775 comments in total)

Looks nice, but the clincher for me will be how good the viewfinder is. One site suggests it's better than most but not up to the Fuji X10 standard. A bigger sensor is nice but a decent viewfinder is far more likely to help me take good photos. My G9 gives good results but I'm frequently missing the moment -squinting at the LCD.
I'm glad Canon haven't made the lens interchangeable; what this is about is compact but good.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2012 at 19:59 UTC as 34th comment | 3 replies

I don't see the need for focus info in the OVF will be major problem for me. I'll set a manual aperture, manual focus at hyperfocal distance just like I used to in the old days - and be able to actually see people's expressions, which I can't squinting at an LCD. If the auto focus is any good, it should pick out faces anyway. You still have an LCD if that's your preference, but unlike most current small cameras you at least have the option of a reasonable OVF. I can't wait to see how it performs.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2011 at 18:29 UTC as 11th comment
On article Fujifilm announces X10 high-end enthusiast compact (279 comments in total)
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John Ellis: Love it! Somebody is really listening and I will be one of the first to order one. These non-viewfinder things are to me absurd and I just cannot handle them. This looks to be a very upscale enthusiast camera, just perfect for me.

Totally agree with you. Cant understand why we've been so long waiting!

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2011 at 06:31 UTC
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