kewlguy

kewlguy

Lives in Indonesia Jakarta, Indonesia
Joined on Oct 18, 2004

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dialstatic: Limited edition anniversary tripods. Hmm. I guess there's a market for anything.

There is always something for the stupid people

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 10:09 UTC
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Jacques Cornell: Pretty soon, the majority of "photographs" will bear no relation to reality whatsoever.

I think many of the so-called human interest, photojournalism type photos are staged these days. So using software to 'enhance' (like the sample here) is considered normal.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2017 at 18:39 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A3 added to studio scene comparison (103 comments in total)

Looks like Fuji put a strong AA filter

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2017 at 10:58 UTC as 23rd comment

This one should be working really well with one of those 'peeling sensors' Leica M.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 21:18 UTC as 34th comment | 4 replies
On article Canon EOS M6 Review (382 comments in total)

As a canon user, I think a6000 is more attractive for the money. I'd rather get an XT20 as mid range mirrorless.

Link | Posted on May 17, 2017 at 00:42 UTC as 51st comment | 2 replies
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S vs Pentax 645Z vs Hasselblad X1D (347 comments in total)
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jaxson: Love to see a comparison with the Pentax K-1, with its pixelshift mode for static landscapes. Pentax really has all the sensor size bases covered 👍🏻

As a K1 user, let me tell you 'static landscapes' are very rare.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2017 at 11:38 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Nikon D70 (220 comments in total)

Why are the samples nicer with this camera? ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2017 at 00:38 UTC as 49th comment | 5 replies

The new Samsung Galaxy Fireball

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 05:24 UTC as 17th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm X-T20 Review (359 comments in total)
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mikey fried: "but for a $900 camera, most people will be very satisfied with the output."

What have things come to that this huge amount of money is regarded as a reason to expect lower quality, especially when there are cheaper (lumix) cameras available that provide excellence for less.

I have a m4/3 Lumix. Nope, it doesn't compare well in term of DR and noise to anything APS-C.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 13:09 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T20 Review (359 comments in total)
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MarkInDallas: To everyone who has purchased an x-t20, or potentially reviewing one, please turn down the high ISO noise reduction to -2. It results in MUCH more pleasant results at any ISO over 1600.

MUCH sharper and the trade off of a tiny bit more noise is well worth it. I am not sure why fuji chose for it to be so aggressive at the base setting, but I would imagine it will be addressed in a future firmware update.

Other than that, as an owner of an X-T20 upgrading from an X-E1, I could not be more happy. It produces absolutely terrific results, especially with the 56/1.2.

I always set the high ISO NR to the lowest value, much more natural look :)

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 13:07 UTC

Question is, how did decentered lenses make their way to the hand of the buyers? I've had bad samples of 24-105, 24-70 L II, 24 tse and 70-200L ii. Canon did replace them though.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 22:03 UTC as 45th comment | 2 replies
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (771 comments in total)
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davev8: i stopped reading when i read X-trans

Dave, you did not notice the noise and DR differences between both? I use Iridient, no problems.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 00:30 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (771 comments in total)
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Thematic: soft

perky

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 00:26 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (771 comments in total)
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Hellraiser: The lens is a bit outdated. Time to bump its specs a bit? f1.8?

seriously, what Sony sharpness?

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 00:26 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (771 comments in total)
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Mateus1: Nice camera but... same old soft lens at F2 and portraiture distances, no distance marks on the lens, stupid placement of AF-L/AE-L buttons (too far from the thumb - it useless for back AF focusing) and Q button too, and same hopeless 4 years old eyepiece without eyecup attachement.

Hope X-E3 will not have these issues.

the portrait samples look sharp to me

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 00:24 UTC
On article Nine tips to help you win at photography competitions (100 comments in total)
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Mihai Muntean: #10 Find yourself in situations of great human suffering and be sure to have at least one person crying in your shot...

Shoot that scene with a RF camera too, red dot preferably - top award material.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2017 at 17:14 UTC
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Derek Dean: A lovely group of sample images that do a fine job of showcasing this lens. Well done.

Yes, the set of images shows NOT to use the lens at the long end. Very informative at that.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2017 at 00:19 UTC
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villagranvicent: What exactly is a Leica-Style portrait?

Plus plenty of spherical aberration and low contrast coating, voila!

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 04:42 UTC

Finally, a true leica camera

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2017 at 04:40 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On article Leica SL Review (1092 comments in total)
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OlyPent: Reviewing Leica is like the auto magazines that constantly review $500,000 cars. Next to zero of the readers will ever own one, but it's interesting to read about them.

especially if it's a $500K car that runs slower than a Toyota.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2017 at 09:14 UTC
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