Karroly

Lives in France Grenoble, France
Joined on Jan 13, 2009

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rfsIII: Please stop showing off your knowledge of pretentious Britishisms such as "shortlist." This is a US -based publication so please observe US usage; the term you want is "finalists."

I am French and my (American) English-to-French dictionnary translates "shortlist" as "liste des candidats séléctionnés" which, translated back into English, gives "list of nominees or finalists" !
So I can see nothing wrong here.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2016 at 01:44 UTC

I still own a E550 (and its bigger brother the E900, same lens, nearly same housing with an 9 MP sensor).
What I liked at the date of purchase :
- FujiFilm colors
- The sensor pixel array has a honeycomb structure. I do not know if this is the reason, but I found the noise pattern more "natural", closer to the noise of analog film.
- AA batteries
- fast start (and still fast)
- RAW
- Slightly wider at wide angle (32.5mm) than Canon PowerShot A series similar P&S (35mm)
- Adapter tube to mount hood, filters and focal converters
- OVF
- Light body
- The body look

What I did not like :
- Visible chromatic aberration
- Softness at the tele end (compared to Canon PowerShot A series similar P&S)
- Slow, more expensive XD memory card
- Tiny OVF
- Highlight clipping

Pictures still look good when viewed on a full HD screen.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 14:41 UTC as 51st comment
On article Rock Solid: Canon 1D X Mark II Review (333 comments in total)
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rjoyon: In the 60', we were getting a Mercedes pour 3.500.000F old francs
Now you got a camera only for similar price... ☺

You just pointed out the consequence of inflation over a 50-year period by just comparing prices numerically. You must take into acount the buying power.
The good question is : how many monthes or years did I need to work to buy this Mercedes in the 60' versus how many to buy an equivalent and modern one today...

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 01:02 UTC
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bernardf12: Canon, Nikon, HB, Leica and Fuji believe that fast primes do not need stabilisation. Well at least some companies offer IBIS now for those who prefer stabilisation on fast primes.
Looks like a lovely lens though.

Maybe that this type of fast lens has such heavy glasses that it is difficult to make an efficient IS ? Also, if F1.4 - plus a small increase in ISO - allows you to shoot above 1/100s in most circumstancies, is an IS really necessary ?

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 07:30 UTC
On article Getting up close: Canon EF-M 28mm macro hands-on review (103 comments in total)

"because the field of view is on the wider side, you'll have to get really close, which means depth of field will be incredibly shallow"
That is not right. At close-up distances, the DOF only depends on the magnification ratio. So you will get the same DOF if you shoot with a lens having a longer focal length than this one, at a distance giving the same subject size (with the same aperture of course...)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depth_of_field

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 22:12 UTC as 34th comment
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villagranvicent: This money can buy ten 50mm Zeiss ZM f2 lenses or 5 more "pedestrian" used M 50mm F2. I love Leica but this is just madness.

@villagranvicent,
Obviously you do not realise that realize is also correct...
http://grammarist.com/spelling/realise-realize/

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 22:42 UTC
On article Apple planning to open imaging research lab in France (44 comments in total)
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steelhead3: American corporate meets French way of doing business...Good Luck Apple.

@JACS,
"BTW, you colleagues in the US retire at the age of 50. Beat that!"
Oh, I have beaten that you know. I have been working for HP for 21 years from the age of 25 to 46. I then left HP with my stock options and bought some flats that I am renting so that I did not even search for a new job...

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 02:06 UTC
On article Apple planning to open imaging research lab in France (44 comments in total)
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steelhead3: American corporate meets French way of doing business...Good Luck Apple.

@steelhead3,
"21 years...only in France would an old EE be allowed to work that long"
Then I am proud that France is the only country where it is possible. Been thrown away aroung 50 is sad and should not be the rule.
I am sorry to say that, but if HP have been keeping me that long this is because they have been appreciating my work, and have been prooving it with many stock options... They even paid me a retention package to not leave HP ;-)
@JACS,
Which course of 40 years ?
To be true, considering the lot of vacations we have and that many people outside France are jealous of, I have been payed a 20-year salary...for a 10-year work ! ;-)

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2016 at 22:32 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (358 comments in total)
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Claudio NC: Why people that writes reviews and camera makers almost never think, or don't think cleverly enough about this type of photo shoots, that don't require only a quick camera, but also the right design, the right functionalities and ergonomic for vertical orientation - without a power booster grip that create another stability problem (meaning blurred shots), and unwanted weight added during long hicking?
Too difficult?
Or maybe we are white mountaineer dolphins, never seen before and never satisfied?

I wish one day a sensor manufacturer will design a cross-type sensor so you can switch between horizontal or vertical framing with a single button press. For sure, the camera using it will require a cross-type (or square) screen or EVF as well and maybe some more height. But overall, it should be lighter and less bulky than a camera equipped with a grip.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2016 at 22:14 UTC
On article Apple planning to open imaging research lab in France (44 comments in total)
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steelhead3: American corporate meets French way of doing business...Good Luck Apple.

To OP,
French have a so "weird" way of doing business that Hewlett-Packard (an American company, you know... ;-) settled in Grenoble in 1971, inaugurated its first plant in 1975 and is still there today.
Myself, as a lazy electronics engineer with plenty of vacations, I have been working for Hewlett-Packard in Grenoble for 21 years...

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2016 at 20:05 UTC
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DonSleza4e: I like when card related errors fixes via camera's firmwares...

@weixing.
The firmware of the built-in controllers of today hard disk drives, external hard disk drive enclosures and memory card readers are upgradable. And I have upgraded some myself.
If there are any chances of virus spreading via these external/mobile devices you should get rid of yours urgently... ;-)

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 14:17 UTC
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DonSleza4e: I like when card related errors fixes via camera's firmwares...

@Dr_Jon,
"Had anyone here ever done that for a memory card? A good percentage of camera owners would look for an camera firmware update from time-to-time."
There is a simple solution to that. Would a fix in the SD card firmware be possible and available, the camera manufacturers can provide a link on their sites that points to the SD card firmware update...

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 08:12 UTC
On article Adobe boosts Lightroom Mobile with Raw editing for iOS (60 comments in total)
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Nobby2016: wow.. i bet we all will get rid of our desktops now.

more social media crap for the smartphone crowd.... that is where adobe sees the future. billions of smartphone users who don´t know sh** about photography or image editing.

and elia has not a single bad word to say about adobes new mobile app.... sure.
we all know tons of PERFECT products.
or maybe all this mobile stuff is just not for me and i am too old with 34 years.

meanwhile lightrooms development is slowing down to a hold.

Let people play or work with mediocre tools. If they have fun with them, it is all that matters...

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 01:07 UTC
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DonSleza4e: I like when card related errors fixes via camera's firmwares...

@Nobby2016,
I am afraid there is a total reciprocal misunderstanding. What I said, is that the best location to fix an SD card error should be on the SD card side. If you initially talked about fixing a camera error in the SD card controller, sorry, but it was totally unclear...

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 16:59 UTC
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photoaddict: Camera manufacturers should NEVER apply a fix to cards that are clearly at the fault of card manufacturers.

Why ? Maybe there is an agreement between the card manufacturer and the camera manufacturer where the card manufacturer pays for the development and deployment of the fix.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 21:03 UTC
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DonSleza4e: I like when card related errors fixes via camera's firmwares...

"the other way around would be a bit difficult he?"
Not necessarily if :
- The SD card controller firmware is designed to be upgradable.
- The bug can be fixed by a new firmware.

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 20:58 UTC
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Achiron: Why is this on DPR? Does this really interest any serious photographer? even the least sophisticated photographer will know that smasung's s7 will be better on any situation, yet DPR is flooded with articles about mediocre sensors being utilized in a bad way in cheaply made devices. I come here to read about photography equipment, not about new Chinese cash grabs (ever tried claiming warranty or asking RMA from Chinese vendors?).

Did you know there is a Chinese brand of MF lenses that is copying Leica? Zonlai (can check in my equipment). Some story about those guys would be interesting.

"...and poor after market support."
I agree. One year and a half ago I bought two low-end smartphones : one Acer Liquid Z200 and one Huawei Ascend Y550, the Acer one having lower specs and price than the Huawei one. I found the Huawei hardware to be very decent for the price. BUT, while I have received many firmware and sofware updates from Acer up to now, I have never ever received any updates from Huawei. I have also contacted Huawei support to report software bugs and got the following answer : if the smartphone is under warranty, send it back to us for an exchange . Crazy !

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 20:51 UTC
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FuhTeng: Lack of concern for safe flight rules (hello photos 3 and 5!) makes me sad. Don't fly over people! Whether it's a law or not, please don't put the pursuit of your photos above the safety of the hapless people below.

That being said, 1 and 4 are my favorites. Wow.

@maxnimo & dash2k8,
I am quite aware that rules do not prevent injuries and deaths, but they reduce their numbers. Without rules, some (too many ?) people have a tendancy to anarchy unfortunately...

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 13:17 UTC
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FuhTeng: Lack of concern for safe flight rules (hello photos 3 and 5!) makes me sad. Don't fly over people! Whether it's a law or not, please don't put the pursuit of your photos above the safety of the hapless people below.

That being said, 1 and 4 are my favorites. Wow.

@maxnimo,
To drive a car you must follow a course and get your driving licence. So you are "educated" and you know what you can do or not. And if you are caught not following the rules, you are punished even if you do not cause any damages. This is not the case today to drive a drone, but this may evolve in some countries...

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 22:13 UTC
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FuhTeng: Lack of concern for safe flight rules (hello photos 3 and 5!) makes me sad. Don't fly over people! Whether it's a law or not, please don't put the pursuit of your photos above the safety of the hapless people below.

That being said, 1 and 4 are my favorites. Wow.

@maxnimo,
This is not a matter of size only, but also probability. Drones are much more affordable than helicopter and what will happen if everyone frequently drives a drone without taking care of elementary safety rules ?

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 16:11 UTC
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