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historianx

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On article Fujifilm updates X-mount lens roadmap (54 comments in total)

what kind of UWA zoom would they put out? They already have a 10-24/4

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 18:54 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies

I wanna talk to the 14 people that had one and why they dumped itπŸ™„

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 04:48 UTC as 52nd comment | 1 reply

No DoF scale on the 14? Jeez Sigma!

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 17:27 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply

Zoom ring at the *front* of the 24-70/2.8? Rotary extending zoom?? Dust pumper. Fail.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2017 at 19:18 UTC as 22nd comment | 2 replies
On article iPhone 7 Plus survives 13 hours in icy Russian river (98 comments in total)
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nfiertel: It is a strange fixation that some people have about Apple products which to me is inexplicable. I have used them since 1994 in its computer aspects and use an iPhone 6 Plus as well. I have had only one service issue in 2005 on a laptop which STILL works though long in the tooth. The iPhone is exceptional fast as can be, and more so the iMessage feature leaves any other smartphone in the dust completely and no small detail..none of the Apple equipment is likely to have malware as one cannot install without permissions being overwritten by the user. On the iPhone one cannot do that at all as it is sandboxed and one must go through the Applestore always unless you stupidly jailbreak the phone. Waterproofing the 7 is great for those that are stupid with their precision equipment and gilds the lily. It is a precisely built piece of kit. To smirk or otherwise denigrate a great industrial masterpiece makes no sense but is the sport of the anti Apple folk out there ..

Agreed. When something goes awry with my MBP-R or older iMac, I can usually find the problem and fix it on my own. Can't say the same about my former "blue screen of death" Windows products.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 21:59 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F pre-production sample gallery (233 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: It is a shame Fuji didn't bother to do some improvements on this mediocre lens. As someone else already mention all the shots look soft even at closer apertures. I bet the X-T20 with the 23mm f2 will deliver better results, same sensor, better lens.

Disagree about the lens. Yes it is soft at F2, but stop it down, and it becomes very sharp. At least on the S.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 19:42 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F pre-production sample gallery (233 comments in total)
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LackingCommonSensor: This is almost the perfect camera for me. I am thinking of selling off my DSLR and getting one. I know I could save $$ waiting for them to go on sale, but I could be dead by that time.

maxnimo Ive taken "portraits" (full body, H/S, head shots) at every focal length from 16mm to 300mm, and have used my X100S in the studio to do full and 3/4 body shots. Don't think in such restrictive terms.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 19:40 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F pre-production sample gallery (233 comments in total)
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mosc: Richard Butler, Those indoor shots with the 35mm looked a little tight. Other times it looked like you had to get creative to get your shot with that wide a lens. Is 35mm your personal choice for a fixed prime? Prefer 28mm? 50mm?

Most experienced photographers do prefer 35mm as their go-to lens. When I worked in newspapers our editor would make us leave all our SLR gear at the paper once a week (unless it was a sporting event) and challenge us to shoot enterprise and spot news ONLY with a P&S and 35mm attached.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 19:37 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F pre-production sample gallery (233 comments in total)
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MikeF4Black: Just to head off the stampede at an early stage:

1 Só much better (and more affordable!) than a Leica M10!

2 That lens is still a POS.

There; I've said it.

amateurs = obsessed with sharpness as the only measure of a lens.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 19:34 UTC
On article F is for '4th': Hands-on with Fujifilm X100F (422 comments in total)
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MarcMedios: I have an X20 as a "visual notebook" and like it a lot, especially the 4:1 zoom. I can't, for the life of me, seriously consider a $1,200 camera that does not have interchangeable lenses. Why would I want to limit myself to the focal length that some anonymous engineer decided for the camera?

typical hobbyist comment.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 04:45 UTC

Note to DPR Editors:

The I Own It/I Want it/I Had It tally is silly and juvenile. Drop it, for it serves no useful purpose whatsoever. 34 people had a camera that's not even been released yet?? Who dreams up this stuff?

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2016 at 16:29 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies

I can visualize the "chicken little" posts on the Nikon Lens forum about their new lenses rattling internally when not connected to the camera. OMG the sky is falling in, or man my lens, there's something wrong. Well, that's the electromagnetic diaphragm; Sigma uses them in some of their lenses, and yes they rattle when not powered up. Just a head's up.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2016 at 14:30 UTC as 47th comment | 2 replies
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elefteriadis alexandros: I look at 100% and the images is mediocre, no tack sharp and with lot of artifacts and unacceptable noise, maybe its from jpg compression?
I think with a good 50mp clean file and good resize you are very close to this.

Sharpness? How hobbyist a viewpoint.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 20:30 UTC
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amateurphotographer: Quite a big statement for pros "We have a thermal shut-off if the internal temperature gets to 70C" Great to have this cut-off ! But not so great when the client and who team is standing next to you waiting for your camera to cool down. Maybe the sweat pouring off your head would cool things down :) Reminds me of my SB900 flash which many times overheated and I just ended up twiddling my thumbs. In this situation I had two SB900, but would pros end up having two X1D's?

I'm a P/T pro and find the Stellar the best pocket travel camera ive ever owned.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 03:23 UTC
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Tom Schum: The in-lens shutter is the wave of the future. Otherwise, a large focal plane shutter flapping around in front of a large high resolution sensor causes constant problems.
Sigma has a good idea to put a dust protector filter at the point where the lens attaches to the camera, except they still use the dust and oil-splatter producing focal plane shutter. But they're not doing large sensors either.
My guess is the Fuji medium format mirrorless product will be plagued by shutter-dust and oil-splatter problems.
Nobody other than the medium format guys wants to do in-lens shutters. Too much of a leap.
Now, if I could just get the Hassy for $1500 or less....

Tom your DP0 Quattro has a leaf shutter...

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2016 at 03:19 UTC
On article Yongnuo announces YN360 LED light wand (32 comments in total)

My take on the two I have: well built, and produce fantastic light, but the bluetooth app is very frustrating and it's impossible to remotely control more than one light at a time. And manually dialing in RGB values to get certain colors is cryptic because the values are only 0-99 NOT 0-255 standard, so it's guesswork. That's why the app is so necessary if you have more than one. I hope YongNuo updates the app to use all 8 channels the app is capable of (the buttons are there), instead of just one. Kinda feel like a Beta tester here. Have a big photo project in about a week so looking forward to see how they perform. Wand A-, App C-.

Oh and you have to get power for it, it doesn't come with any.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2016 at 04:05 UTC as 2nd comment

Top of the line Instax is about $140. Times 4 = $560 for the Red Dot HA

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 20:10 UTC as 49th comment
On article Fujifilm to introduce monochrome instax mini film (63 comments in total)
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rosuna: The problem of Polaroid or Fuji films is the small size of the prints.

BS on Instax being sold to "teens and young adults and not serious photographers." I know plenty of pros and serious amateurs of all ages that use them. When i have a model over for a shoot i always snap a few Instaxs for her as a material memory of the shoot, they πŸ’• them!

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2016 at 17:12 UTC

DPR dump that stupid own it/want it/had it. It's juvenile. Please.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2016 at 14:44 UTC as 39th comment | 2 replies
On article Nikon D500 versus D750: Which one is right for you? (382 comments in total)
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Vahab: I recently bought a Fuji X-T10. It's a photography tool that you want to take pictures with. I chose it over Nikon or Canon because of smaller size (mirrorless), on par image quality, excellent lens, with 1/3 of the price. Of course the AF or FPS may not be like D500, but currently I don't find it a problem. So, I believe a mirrorless system is better. The point is to take pictures, and for that you need a camera you want to carry around and enjoy shooting with. The image and story you tell in the photo is more important. Like the famous photo of that black woman standing calmly before three police officers in the street. A cell phone could even take that quality of photo, but it was the image that captivated the world. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/07/11/graceful-in-the-lions-den-photo-of-young-womans-arrest-in-baton-rouge-goes-viral/

This not about Fuji. It's about two HQ Nikons.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2016 at 17:37 UTC
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