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blessingx

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Victory Camera: A lot of negativity here, and I agree that example photos don't give us much to go on, but man, I think that that is a beautiful piece of metal and glass.

Anyway, the M mount arena is pretty crowded now and I think that it makes sense to go for niche products.

I might just order one (and I never buy camera gear new).

Tord S Eriksson, note my use of "benefit of the doubt". Not sure how you jumped to a binary on buying "all lenses" no lenses, or even any specific lenses. I was just referring to the negative comments based on the above information.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2021 at 18:45 UTC
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Victory Camera: A lot of negativity here, and I agree that example photos don't give us much to go on, but man, I think that that is a beautiful piece of metal and glass.

Anyway, the M mount arena is pretty crowded now and I think that it makes sense to go for niche products.

I might just order one (and I never buy camera gear new).

I gotta believe many of the negative comments come from people who have never shot Voigtlander. They've produced some beautiful lenses, especially recently, to get the benefit of the doubt here.

Link | Posted on Aug 18, 2021 at 04:16 UTC

I unfollowed Kodak when first seeing their "apology"/clarification. Doesn't matter I know, but considering their deletions "neutral" and equating possible (I'm being generous here) human rights issues addressed as "politics" or "political commentary" has a long, awful history. Also strange that creativity is a separate "safe zone" away from serious issues. To quote Kodak's post (in case it is deleted) "Kodak’s Instagram page is intended to enable creativity by providing a platform for promoting the medium of film. It is not intended to be a platform for political commentary." How could this not create a backlash?

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2021 at 17:28 UTC as 24th comment
On article DPReview TV: Nikon Z fc hands-on preview (175 comments in total)

Is it just me or is this review not as critical as a lot of camera models with similar issues/considerations? Like they're anticipating blowback and getting in front of it.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2021 at 17:50 UTC as 24th comment | 2 replies
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Dave Oddie: A sign of the times I suppose that the expected orientation is portrait and so is obviously aimed at the selfie market.

You’re probably right, but worth pointing out Fuji has history here. Doubt many were shooting selfies with their medium format GA645s. ;)

Link | Posted on Apr 7, 2021 at 15:09 UTC
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Photodog2: Doesn't look any better than FF output but it's not the body's fault, it's the zoom lens. The prime lens output of a GFX 100 is easily better than FF especially with the faster primes.

You've shot with the GF 45-100?

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2021 at 21:38 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm GF 45-100mm F4 OIS review (150 comments in total)
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steelhead3: For those visually impaired,,,does U tube have subtitles you can turn on?

I'm not sure what you mean, because a transcript is a transcript, no matter the accuracy. Sure simply posting working scripts or human made transcription tends to be more accurate than machine transcription and one machine transcription may be better than another (Zoom for instance is currently using multiple third-parties, their logo is sometimes shown, and it's fun to spot differences). And of course live captioning is a whole other thing. A large variety of services out there and there is some weight to you get what you paid for.

Link | Posted on May 10, 2020 at 20:08 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm GF 45-100mm F4 OIS review (150 comments in total)
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steelhead3: For those visually impaired,,,does U tube have subtitles you can turn on?

When YT/YT publishers do not have automatic captions available, you can always try https://webcaptioner.com/ running in the background.

Link | Posted on May 9, 2020 at 19:28 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T4 review (1490 comments in total)
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PC-dot-Com: I'm waiting for camera manufacturers to make simpler stills only cameras. There's a market out there if they just make the design right.

As impressive as the XT4 is, it's even more complicated than its predecessor that was already like many cameras coming out today that are over bloated with features.

Instead of trying to "balance" the needs of users in ONE camera, make different versions that are more specific to our needs. There are times I like a camera that could double as an aircraft cockpit, but mostly I just enjoy photography and want a camera that has the limited, bare bones basics I need to make a great photograph.

Have you heard of the X-Pro3?

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2020 at 14:13 UTC
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armanius: "This was likely Fujifilm's intention with the camera's concept: to make you think more about the image you're taking, rather than just shooting and 'chimping' the rear screen immediately after pressing the button. In other words, to get you closer to the experience of using a film camera."

That is all great except that anyone who wants to be more calculated in the way they take each photo can already do that regardless of the camera they use. Just slow down. Turn photo review off. Turn rear LCD off.

What Fuji has effectively done is to tell a group of users that like to have a rear LCD (that does not need to be flipped down) that you need to look elsewhere.

I just hope the other 99% of cameras are enough choice.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2019 at 03:17 UTC
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armanius: The idea of forcing a photographer not to chimp is rather patronizing. If a photographer doesn't chimp or wants to be challenged not to chimp, he/she can turn off the review function. Plus, the same could have been accomplished by using a fully articulated LCD. Those who don't want to use it, can close it (and protect the screen too). The fully articulated LCD could have still had the small LCD to show the film simulation. I hope that Fuji will use a fully articulated LCD in the production version.

Here’s an interesting take.
https://youtu.be/_LwyvwCngT0

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2019 at 13:14 UTC
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UllerellU: I like any camera rangefinder, but all my cameras have the option to turn off the rear screen, so the argument of distraction is the least .... ridiculous.

Wild guess, but maybe the X-Pro3 isn't for you?

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2019 at 23:26 UTC
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UllerellU: I like any camera rangefinder, but all my cameras have the option to turn off the rear screen, so the argument of distraction is the least .... ridiculous.

Do you disable the screen often?

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2019 at 22:07 UTC
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trilogy_1000: Fuji just saved me some money. The screen is a huge fail. No chance in hell I'd buy that. Sad as I've been waiting months for it to arrive. What were they thinking?

Psst, they weren’t designing it for you specifically.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2019 at 22:01 UTC
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Old Cameras: It’s like an electric car with a fake tail pipe and engine sounds played over the radio.

It would be except in this case everyone seems to be complaining how difficult it is to get exhaust out.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2019 at 21:03 UTC
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ADW59: I use an X-Pro2 and it suits me, I like Fuji for the continuous upgrades and I really like the lenses. However this latest release, although interesting, doesn’t seem to improve the important bit; how good will the image be?

Why would you upgrade if there won’t be any improvement to the resultant image?

It's probably unlikely for significant APS-C IQ jumps right now, but this Fuji tease didn't cover a ton of specs, so I wouldn't assume no IQ benefits yet.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2019 at 20:59 UTC

Crazy negative comments coming in 3, 2, 1...

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2019 at 18:30 UTC as 259th comment | 1 reply
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nycgazelle: Correct me if I'm wrong, BUT THIS is not FOVEON right!? Bayer sensor means it doesn't have the color science behind what made Foveon epic??? I got excited thinking this had the Foveon tech that made colors so Lucious!!!

Foveon version teased for later, according to reports.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2019 at 17:07 UTC
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Christian Unger: first if all it is sweepstakes, not sweetstakes.

Also, the website mentions "taxes and fees apply for each flight".
I would assume this small detail to be worth mentioning. But clickbait-wise that would be a stupid move so I understand DPreview's decision to leave it out :)

I may have a sweet steak later

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2019 at 15:59 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T30 review (1075 comments in total)
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Jefftan: i don't want x-trans
pass

x-trans > jeff-tans

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2019 at 05:07 UTC
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