john Clinch

Lives in United Kingdom Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Works as a Teacher of physics
Joined on May 23, 2005

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Great article, really intresting. But the cameras in start house of the boarder cross, which I assume are smaller and held, show terrible purple fringing

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2018 at 19:46 UTC as 2nd comment
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milkod2001: Throw FF 30-36MP sensor onto it then we can talk Fuji. With size of the camera that should not be a problem.

I just think it all to easy for the outsider to think why don't they just because it would create a product that they like.

Fuji found a good niche. The sensor is good enough for lots of applications and they have worked to create a good lens range. It is even making money

FF is starting from scratch on the cameras and lenses. It's adding huge cost to the company. It looks like Sony has turned a corner of FF but people still take a pop on lens selection. And Sony is huge they really went for the camera market, they had Playstation to fund them through the rough patch

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 19:57 UTC
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milkod2001: Completely lost in Fuji products names, way too complicated: X-E3, X-T20 and X100F models. Which is good actually? What about X1, X2 or E1, E2 etc. Wft is X-E3?

Yes because D810 em5 7d gh5 all make perfect sense

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 15:44 UTC
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mezastel: Why does a photography site feels compelled to post financial information? I don't care if they sell 600,000 cameras or just 6, all I care about is whether their products are good and affordable. That's it.

If you bought a camera from a manafcturer who only sold 6 cameras then they might go bust. Leaving you with no warranty, a drop in the used value of your gear and no one to make extra lenses

But that wouldnt't worry you

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 15:40 UTC
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breivogel: Same lousy EVF?

Why bother reading the words written above when you can just write a silly comet.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 15:28 UTC
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milkod2001: Throw FF 30-36MP sensor onto it then we can talk Fuji. With size of the camera that should not be a problem.

But they would need a new range of lenses. Daft idea if you ask me. Fuji has chosen 2 sensor sizes. Why muddy the waters with a third?

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 15:14 UTC
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FoxShutter: This is the factory where all the dust comes from to the WR lenses?

Because the lenses you make always come out spotless....

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2018 at 18:24 UTC
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Adam Sharp: I love the Fuji brand but I really had some poor QC lenses and cameras . Seeing how much care they take I'm amazed at what I received when opening the boxes .

In the UK an online purchase should be a sealed box. If it's not then you should know before you order

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2018 at 18:14 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Review (582 comments in total)
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FrequencyDancer: There seems to be an elephant in the room.

Let's fully accept the video centric features and say for a video camera it has a good sensor, good features, good performance at a good price.

But it doesn't look like a video camera, it isn't designed like a video camera, and has even been categorised here as a 'semi pro ILC/DSLR'. This is the issue.

The removal of the image stabilisation tells us it's intended (optimised) for rig use, yet it has the traditional photography grip, with grip-centric direct controls. It's design says hold me to your eye, it's features say don't. It lacks design cohesion.

As a video camera, performance is good, but the ergonomics are poor.

As a stills camera, the ergonomics are good but the size/price/performance is poor.

Given its current categorisation, I don't see a gold award level camera.

Perhaps it's time to accept Mr Hyde is now in control and you should rename your site to DVR?

I think you're missing the point.

There are clearly video makers who tolerate still camera ergonomics as a way of accessing quality video output on a budget.

Panasonic could have built this camera from the ground up, around this sensor, as a purely video machine.

But that would loose the economic benefits of the approach here. The clever thing about this product is recycling almost everything form an existing product. It's cheaper

That's is why so many cars are built in common platforms

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 20:06 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Review (582 comments in total)
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snapa: This is the largest camera body with the smallest sensor I've ever seen. It also has the lowest MP count (10!) of any camera in the last 5-10 years? AND, they also want $2,500 for it, unbelievable! Good for video but not so good for stills, OMG! I guess if you need a good video camera for very low light it might be a good choice, if you don't mind the size, weight, and COST. I wonder how many people would actually by this niche camera.

There is clearly a market for cameras that are based on stills cameras but then used exclusively for video. Panasonic have the G9 and GH5 fur everyone else. Three it's no problem

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 19:57 UTC

I was entertained and informed

I now want to at least view an image in excel

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2018 at 12:06 UTC as 14th comment
On article This is the world's first variable graduated ND filter (150 comments in total)

Some huge constraints. The transition has to be through the image centre. The transition is very harsh.

So I don't think that this is a practical solution

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2018 at 13:37 UTC as 15th comment
On article This is the world's first variable graduated ND filter (150 comments in total)
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jazja: The only big mistake.
5 stops? Al least 10 stop.

You want a photograph with a 10 stop hard line exposure difference across the Middle?

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2018 at 13:35 UTC

I assume this is for Sales in Japan. Do Europe, America and the rest if the World follow the same trends?

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2018 at 19:09 UTC as 21st comment
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5S Review (582 comments in total)
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kevin_r: Interesting how a stills camera is being morphed into a video camera. Why not simply go and buy a complete video camera to do the job? Why hang around these things hoping they'll give all the functionality of a video camera and then want to so,so occasionally take some stills? Don't talk about price since people are demanding the actual real functionality available in the video cams - but want to pay nothing for it. Go figure.

I'm no expert but I think that cameras like these have massively under cut the previous technology. They aren't bought for the odds till. They are cheap high end video cameras on the cheap

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2018 at 12:41 UTC
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john Clinch: A great set of pictures. One of the best I've seen on here. I'm a bit biased as I still do a bit if climbing and cycling. I've also been to Moab. Main cycling but also a bit of sports climbing.

Some of the comments here baffle me. I get the impression that some people on here would rather see a noise free picture of a wall, rather than a picture that transports the viewer with great composition, light and content

Currently I'm really into my Sony RX100. Just about has the IQ I need but small enough to have with me on an adventure

Ecka84

Here is a quote from you

"Photography is not art. It is a tool. We have no obligations of doing art with our cameras."

That is my point. Cameras are for taking photos. The value off a Camera comes from the images not a noise test of the sensor. So I disagree.

In these photos the only benefit of a larger sensor is bigger print size. So we only benefit from full frame of printing over a certain size. I bet would print 24 16 just fine probably 30 by 20. How big do you print?

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2018 at 22:23 UTC
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john Clinch: A great set of pictures. One of the best I've seen on here. I'm a bit biased as I still do a bit if climbing and cycling. I've also been to Moab. Main cycling but also a bit of sports climbing.

Some of the comments here baffle me. I get the impression that some people on here would rather see a noise free picture of a wall, rather than a picture that transports the viewer with great composition, light and content

Currently I'm really into my Sony RX100. Just about has the IQ I need but small enough to have with me on an adventure

Echa84 your playing a game with my words. I didn't say that noise was good or that a photo couldn't be a good photo and noise free did I. I didn't say that I couldn't achieve these things

I was moaning about people failing to say anything about the photos other than the noise or sensor size

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2018 at 18:57 UTC

A great set of pictures. One of the best I've seen on here. I'm a bit biased as I still do a bit if climbing and cycling. I've also been to Moab. Main cycling but also a bit of sports climbing.

Some of the comments here baffle me. I get the impression that some people on here would rather see a noise free picture of a wall, rather than a picture that transports the viewer with great composition, light and content

Currently I'm really into my Sony RX100. Just about has the IQ I need but small enough to have with me on an adventure

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2018 at 10:16 UTC as 17th comment | 9 replies
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TN Args: "Users aren't happy" isn't a headline worth writing. Unless you mean *all* users aren't happy, or a high majority of users aren't happy.

Because no matte what any company with customers does, some won't be happy. And some will.

It is quite annoying

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2017 at 20:06 UTC

Is it free as stand alone program Or are we tied into a free monthy subscription........

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2017 at 20:23 UTC as 80th comment | 5 replies
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