thisisbenji

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thisisbenji: I broke the camera on my 6+ about five times while mounted to my motorcycle before I came to this conclusion. I can’t believe it’s taken Apple so long to finally admit it.

Turns out I’m not all that naive after all given that Apples product video for the new iPhone features the iPhone 13 mounted to a scooter. So it’s for certain a use case they’ve considered.

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2021 at 18:11 UTC
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thisisbenji: I broke the camera on my 6+ about five times while mounted to my motorcycle before I came to this conclusion. I can’t believe it’s taken Apple so long to finally admit it.

I take it you’ve never been in an Uber then. Lol.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2021 at 21:50 UTC
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thisisbenji: I broke the camera on my 6+ about five times while mounted to my motorcycle before I came to this conclusion. I can’t believe it’s taken Apple so long to finally admit it.

Given the amount of cases and mounting options available I’d say mounting a phone on a vehicle is a pretty normal use case.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2021 at 17:40 UTC
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MightyMike: Enter the next kickstarter campaign for a vibration reduction mount for the phone

They already exist, but I’m not sure I’m willing to give one a go. I’ll just keep my phone in my pocket and continue to use a standalone GPS in my motorcycle.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2021 at 16:06 UTC

I broke the camera on my 6+ about five times while mounted to my motorcycle before I came to this conclusion. I can’t believe it’s taken Apple so long to finally admit it.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2021 at 16:05 UTC as 52nd comment | 11 replies
On article Nikon Z fc Review (2122 comments in total)
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thisisbenji: Why does it seem everyone is so obsessed about this not being full frame? As a owner of a Z6II and a Z50 I’m not sold there’s really much of a difference between full-frame and aps-c.

Yeah… idk I think the FTZ is gonna look whack on this camera anyways. They really would also need to release a full-manual FTZ adapter that’s styled like the AIS glass.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2021 at 15:49 UTC
On article Nikon Z fc Review (2122 comments in total)

Why does it seem everyone is so obsessed about this not being full frame? As a owner of a Z6II and a Z50 I’m not sold there’s really much of a difference between full-frame and aps-c.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2021 at 00:47 UTC as 27th comment | 7 replies
On article Nikon Z fc Review (2122 comments in total)
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eivissa1: Who is best in video autofocus, the Nikon or the Fujifilm X-S10?
Dpreview is in my opinion not able to indicate the real differences. I hope to see tests between the two. I lean towards the Fuji cause of the IBIS.
Maybe you know more?

As someone who owns a X100V, Z50, and Z6ii. Even the Z50 destroys the X100V in autofocus and with the Z6ii it's not even close. This Zfc is supposed to be a step ahead of the Z50... so I'm guessing not even close with the XS10. It's really a bummer too, because I like everything else about Fuji cameras, but AF is not really their strong point.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2021 at 12:56 UTC
On article Nikon Z fc Review (2122 comments in total)
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MagicCH: Interesting review. Some comments always get me agree re the IBIS and I use several systems with model with and without IBIS. Not a bog deal if the camera does not have it. Its like two card slots , do non professionals really need two slots, again do have many with twin, but some without it makes no difference to me and I shoot thousands of shots.
Use Nikon full frame which is great and the best system I have used for using old and non Nikon lenses as well as the Z series lenses. Ergonomics great and functionality and functions excellent, build quality great. Also use Canon R and Sony A7 series FF and the Sony is my least used. This new Nikon APC model hopefully will do well Nikon deserve better from the market, and most consumers DO NOT NEED FF. Image quality, AF are important, but sometimes gaps are smaller than may appear from reviews. Have not been a major Nikon user until this year but look forward to its future releases.

The full-frame thing always gives me a good laugh. I own two APSC cameras (Z50, X100V) and also a Z6ii. When I control for glass, the IQ of the Z50 and the Z6ii is almost indistinguishable. Really the only place where the Z6ii is "better" is if you're shooting wide open and going for maximum bokeh. That Z50 sensor paired with the S primes is actually remarkably sharp. My favorite combo actually is to leave my 35/1.8S on the Z6ii and the 85/1.8S on the Z50. I just love the 85 on the Z50 for some reason. It's crazy sharp, has plenty of bokeh, and makes a super compact 128mm/f1.7 equivalent setup. I would probably pick up this new Zfc, but I kind of like the Z50 form factor better and I also already own the X100V.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2021 at 12:54 UTC
On article Nikon Z fc added to studio test scene (184 comments in total)
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Karroly: Weirdly, this Z fc 21MP sensor not only shows more details than the 21MP Nikon D7500, the 21MP Nikon D5, but also some 24MP APS-C cameras.
Is the lens in front of it making the difference ? Or is there some technological improvement in the sensor design ? Or the lack of an antialias filter ?

I think it’s the 50/1.8S is just crazy sharp. I noticed a huge increase in detail in my photos when I traded in my 35,50,85/1.8G glass for the 1.8S equivalents.

Link | Posted on Aug 21, 2021 at 13:00 UTC
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Anastigmat: The least that Nikon can do is to rebrand a generic made in China USB cable and put it in the boxes when shipping cameras. I suppose the bean counters would object because it will cost them at least $220,000 even if the cable cost Nikon $1 each and over a million bucks if it costs $5 a piece.

My Z6ii and Z50 both came with USB cables and chargers... unlike my dang X100V.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2021 at 00:22 UTC

Since Fujifilm Instax is considered film, it would appear that I shoot film almost daily. The big difference I suppose is that I'm actually shooting my photos with an X100V and sending them to an Instax SP3.

For real film? I like to run a roll or so a month through my F80, it's a lot of fun in the way that it forces you to slow down.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2021 at 13:48 UTC as 3rd comment
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SignumX: Skateboarding in the Olympics? What's next? Yoga?

@MoonMadness well said! Not to mention Snowboarding has been part of the Olympics for over 20 years and Skiing has been in the Olympics for the nearly a century!

If it helps, maybe some folks could think of it as a sort of Gymnastics on wheels?

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2021 at 18:23 UTC
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PeteJo: The only reasons this camera will be the most popular with professional photographers is the name on the front and it works with the lenses they all already own. 30 FPS is only gravy.
The Z9 can be better in every aspect, and I am not going to fool myself thinking it could be more popular. Its just the way it is.

As a Nikon fan myself, I see it as basically a 5% chance that the Z9 will outperform the R3 for sports. Also, given that the R3 is not the flagship might it also be cheaper than the Z9?

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2021 at 18:13 UTC

So sick! Awesome to see the R3 in action at the best event in the games!

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2021 at 14:45 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm XF 50mm F1.0 R WR field review (307 comments in total)
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Justin-Case: I can't help feeling a little defensive about this review. This lens is expensive - compared to what? Sony, Canon and Nikon all sell lenses in this arena (50/1.2) that are all considerably more expensive. On weight and size only Sony manages to produce a lens that is marginally lighter but is still slightly bigger.

I'm also unconvinced that Fujifilm, with their excellent track record, would produce a lens at this price-point that is a duffer in terms of sharpness or loca.

Perhaps this review needs to be revisited?

There's always one person who says "Well actually a 50mm is a 50mm regardless of the sensor size." lol. Yes, the hunk of glass doesn't change, but the image sure does.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2021 at 18:44 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 50mm F1.0 R WR field review (307 comments in total)
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Justin-Case: I can't help feeling a little defensive about this review. This lens is expensive - compared to what? Sony, Canon and Nikon all sell lenses in this arena (50/1.2) that are all considerably more expensive. On weight and size only Sony manages to produce a lens that is marginally lighter but is still slightly bigger.

I'm also unconvinced that Fujifilm, with their excellent track record, would produce a lens at this price-point that is a duffer in terms of sharpness or loca.

Perhaps this review needs to be revisited?

It's expensive when you consider you can get the same results for less money on full-frame. The full-frame 50/1.2 glass is a step beyond this.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2021 at 14:45 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 50mm F1.0 R WR field review (307 comments in total)
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thisisbenji: It seems like it's not very sharp on the eyes in these photos. Is that a lens issue or autofocus issue?

I’d put money on the Nikon Noct 58 being sharp on a Z50…. Obviously in a different league in terms of price though.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2021 at 00:02 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 50mm F1.0 R WR field review (307 comments in total)
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wats0n: Impressive lens, albeit would have been better if a bit longer IMHO. I am a Fuji user but I have to admit thus far when it comes to fast glass nothing beats the Canon 85 and 50 1.2 galleries. To me those two lenses win the award for the most beautiful rendering I have ever seen from a digital body.

@Zinch the Nikon and the Sony are actually 2.1k and 2k, so only about $500-600 more than this Fuji unit. Which is more yea, but really not too much in the scheme of the overall camera system cost.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2021 at 13:14 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 50mm F1.0 R WR field review (307 comments in total)
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wats0n: Impressive lens, albeit would have been better if a bit longer IMHO. I am a Fuji user but I have to admit thus far when it comes to fast glass nothing beats the Canon 85 and 50 1.2 galleries. To me those two lenses win the award for the most beautiful rendering I have ever seen from a digital body.

The Sony and Nikon 50 1.2s are looking real nice as well. I’m a Fuji user too, but I have to admit some of these high end Fuji offerings start to get so big and expensive that it kind makes one wonder why even bother with Fuji? Personally I thin Fuji hits their stride with the F2 glass.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2021 at 03:04 UTC
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