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On article Hands-on with the new 100MP Fujifilm GFX 100S (197 comments in total)
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Bigsensorisbest: Anyone know if the grip plate GFX-S fuji has released at the same time for this has a hole in it to change the battery?

“Yes” per Adorama

Fujifilm MHG-GFX S Metal Handgrip for GFX 100S Camera
SKU: IFJMHGFX100S MFR: 16696760
This metal hand grip enhances the in-hand feel of GFX100S. This metal hand grip makes it more comfortable to hold the camera with larger lenses, which can help to reduce camera shake. The camera's battery or SD card can be replaced without having to remove the hand grip. The bottom of the grip is also finished into a dove-tail that will work any Arca-Swiss style tripod head.

This metal hand grip makes it more comfortable to hold the camera with larger lenses, which can help to reduce camera shake. The camera's battery or SD card can be replaced without having to remove the hand grip. The bottom of the grip is also finished into a dove-tail that will work any Arca-Swiss style tripod head.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2021 at 01:15 UTC
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TechDev1: I’m sure this has been brought up but why would any camera manufacturer in 2021 release a camera with a fixed LCD screen? I own a K-1 and love its quirky adjustable screen but they wouldn’t have to go that far. Something simple like my Fuji XT-H1 would have been sufficient. I just don’t understand camera manufacturers! I guess they figured that if Nikon and Canon can release cameras with only one card slot, they can release one with a fixed screen.

From the official Pentax website: Hi everyone! I’m Shigeru Wakashiro, in charge of the planning and development of new PENTAX digital SLR camera products.
Today, a large number of both mirrorless and SLR cameras feature an angle-adjustable LCD monitor with a vari-angle or tilt-type screen. For our new APS-C-format flagship model, currently in development, however, we decided to instead use a fixed-type LCD panel. Let me explain why we decided to do this.

https://pentaxofficial.com/en/6628/

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2020 at 00:31 UTC
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TechDev1: I’m sure this has been brought up but why would any camera manufacturer in 2021 release a camera with a fixed LCD screen? I own a K-1 and love its quirky adjustable screen but they wouldn’t have to go that far. Something simple like my Fuji XT-H1 would have been sufficient. I just don’t understand camera manufacturers! I guess they figured that if Nikon and Canon can release cameras with only one card slot, they can release one with a fixed screen.

https://pentaxrumors.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/flagship-Pentax-K-DSLR-APS-C-camera-3.jpg

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2020 at 00:28 UTC
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TechDev1: I’m sure this has been brought up but why would any camera manufacturer in 2021 release a camera with a fixed LCD screen? I own a K-1 and love its quirky adjustable screen but they wouldn’t have to go that far. Something simple like my Fuji XT-H1 would have been sufficient. I just don’t understand camera manufacturers! I guess they figured that if Nikon and Canon can release cameras with only one card slot, they can release one with a fixed screen.

https://pentaxrumors.com/2019/09/21/more-pictures-of-the-upcoming-flagship-pentax-k-dslr-aps-c-camera/

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2020 at 00:26 UTC
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TechDev1: I’m sure this has been brought up but why would any camera manufacturer in 2021 release a camera with a fixed LCD screen? I own a K-1 and love its quirky adjustable screen but they wouldn’t have to go that far. Something simple like my Fuji XT-H1 would have been sufficient. I just don’t understand camera manufacturers! I guess they figured that if Nikon and Canon can release cameras with only one card slot, they can release one with a fixed screen.

https://pentaxrumors.com/2020/09/06/the-upcoming-pentax-k-new-flagship-aps-c-dslr-camera-will-have-a-fixed-type-lcd-screen/

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2020 at 00:25 UTC

I’m sure this has been brought up but why would any camera manufacturer in 2021 release a camera with a fixed LCD screen? I own a K-1 and love its quirky adjustable screen but they wouldn’t have to go that far. Something simple like my Fuji XT-H1 would have been sufficient. I just don’t understand camera manufacturers! I guess they figured that if Nikon and Canon can release cameras with only one card slot, they can release one with a fixed screen.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2020 at 23:56 UTC as 35th comment | 6 replies
On article Hands on with the Panasonic Lumix DC-G100 (111 comments in total)

One of these days soon a medium sized Android cell phone maker is going to come out with a Vlog marketed phone that will add a few bells and whistles, have some branded accessories and automatically posts your vlog to YouTube after you run it through their "AI" editing app. It will kill off these pathetic attempts of the traditional camera makers to build a decent vlogging camera. The rest of the cell phone manufactures will see the market and come out with their versions. Then all of the traditional camera manufacturers will cry out "those horrible cell phones are ruining us - we can't compete!" Idiots!

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2020 at 05:38 UTC as 34th comment | 4 replies
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BrendaM: Dpreview loves Pentax? Then why was the Pentax 645z never fully reviewed?

The K1000, was one of the most important cameras, ever, along with the Brownie, the Polaroid Land, the Polaroid 600, and the Instamatic. The K1000 was a staple in photography courses.

Sorry Richard. I should have tried to make it clearer that I was being facetious, not serious at all. I think very highly of DPR and am grateful for the top notch content and reporting for the reasonable price of ZERO.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2020 at 08:06 UTC

“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.” Well, shame on me then as ON1 has fooled me into upgrading twice. Both times it took almost the whole year for them to fix the bugs and get all of the features they promised to work - only to come out with a “new” version that they charge for. I will demo it and see if it is any good but I am leaning towards just sticking with LR/PS. Every time I demo another system I always end back with them. I made the mistake of buying into ON1 and have really tried to make them my primary but still find myself getting frustrated and just clicking on LR or PS to just get it done.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2019 at 02:18 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies

That has to be one of the best product videos I have watched! My compliments to your marketing department!

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2019 at 03:36 UTC as 12th comment

The pooch is looking over its shoulder with a very nervous expression!

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2019 at 06:12 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply

I love this program but find myself turning to Lightroom first mostly due to their interface with the excellent LoupeDeck+. Once you use that hardware it is tough to go back to a mouse.

Hopefully the Pictorial team will realize that interfaces with hardware like the LoupeDeck+ can really give them an advantage.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2019 at 06:08 UTC as 5th comment

I agree 100 percent with Jeff - this is a great camera. I have a nice Fuji kit but this camera gives me capabilities that are either not available or affordable in a larger sensor camera. I bought it so my wife and I could take close-ups of distant eagles without have to traverse into their breeding areas. While not illegal to do so the state wildlife officials ask that people stay away. We had the P900 and it was close but not close enough. This camera works just perfectly. My wife likes it so much that she has started using it over her previous bridge camera - a Lumix FZ-2500 - even though I have explained the sensor quality difference. She creates content for several websites in our area and she has gotten great compliments on the pictures she posts from the P1000. One of the sites is for a local lake so the extra reach is just perfect for being able to get in tight with what is happening across the bay or on an island. So, for $1000 this camera gives a lot of bang for the buck.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2018 at 16:07 UTC as 55th comment
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focuspulling: Reviewer's credibility is destroyed by recklessly ignorant "facts." I stopped reading after this:

"It's the first third-party zoom for Sony E-mount to offer autofocus."

Obviously, no.

Yes, I’m sorry. I know my comment was a bit much. I just get so tired of all of the bashing that goes on here against what I feel are a great group of techs/writers and a very good site. It has to be disheartening for them. Anyway, my apologies.

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2018 at 13:23 UTC
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Manzur Fahim: Never had a problem with Tamron lenses. Specially this 28-75mm is a gem for Sony systems. Now people can enter Sony ecosystem and have a decent affordable lens.

Yes! I agree 100 percent. I think Dan and you make a great point that lenses like this can bring more people into the game. The more people who buy stuff the lower the price can be. Photography is not going to survive by wishing smart phone cameras away magically. They are going to have to get a plan together on how to attract the successful younger generation into taking better pictures with bigger cameras. The idiots in charge of the big camera manufacturers need to get the heck off their old-school lazy a-d butts and truly start competing with a Google, Apple and Samsung. It isn’t hard, just do it. Hire away some of their key designers, grab some top notch Intellectual Property lawyers, and get some good firmware & software developers. The stuff you put out now as apps and menu/firmware should absolutely embarrass you. It is just abysmal. Canon, Nikon, my beloved Fuji, and yes, even Sony - if you don’t quickly change some small guy will be happy to take your market share.

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2018 at 06:55 UTC
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focuspulling: Reviewer's credibility is destroyed by recklessly ignorant "facts." I stopped reading after this:

"It's the first third-party zoom for Sony E-mount to offer autofocus."

Obviously, no.

I owned an A7RII with two full-frame Zeiss Batis lens that autofocused very nicely three or so years ago. Don’t they count? Still - I don’t think overlooking a lens destroyed Dan’s credibility. He just made a mistake. He still has years and years of experience using and writing about camera equipment. And now holds a senior position at - arguably - the largest photography information source. That seems pretty darn credible to me. But heck Mr. Focus Pulling, I was just In charge of R&D for a 35,000 person multimedia company so what do I know?

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2018 at 06:37 UTC

Your article does well to point out the two types of IS - long throw and short throw. But I have found that different IBIS have the same types. I originally started with a Sony A7RII in the hope that its IBIS would help with my shaking hands. The type I have is long, rather jerking type motions. (Do NOT make jokes with that ;-) The Sony was a small help but not very effective. Then I tried a Fuji with a IS lens and it was phenomenal! Much better! So I switched kits which one of the so nice people here said was silly. Thank you for that. When the XH1 came out Igot one in and it worked too! Even with non-IS lenses! I noticed the other day that Fuji advertises a long throw on their IS binoculars so I got some in and they work perfectly. I had some Canons IS binocs and lenses/cameras that didn’t do anything for me. So, please test for the IBIS throw as long throw is good for boats, helicopters, etc. in addition to those of us with shaky, or just plain tired, hands.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2018 at 06:59 UTC as 88th comment
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sh10453: I have used similar software (on PC) for many years.

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Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2018 at 06:25 UTC

What so many on this forum forget is that not all are blessed with the skill set, money, time, career opportunities and health they are. This is probably the most self centered group of adults I have come across. “I’m a pro, I don’t need IBIS. I must be Superman.” Well good for you. Just saying that out loud is bad enough but you supermen really, really, want to take the features away from the rest of us mortals so they are reserved for only the gods from Olympus. (Not the camera) Well your turn may come buddy so you might want to rethink your anti-technology stance. 20 years ago I had hands of steel and could fly anything and now I don’t. Sh*t happens. I now turn to photography - like a bejillion others - as an outlet for my desire to improve, to enjoy life by seeing it and capturing it - and most of all - to share it with others. IBIS has IMMEASURABLY improved my enjoyment and capabilities. So - supermen - watch who you sneer at because the next pair of shaky hands might be yours...

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2018 at 06:15 UTC as 91st comment | 2 replies
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backayonder: Surely someone can invent a Pacman drone to catch the rogue one ?

Part II. Every new technology can cause a paradigm shift (Oh shoot, I didn’t just use that term did I? But it fits. Sigh!) and we need to find ways to contain the bad players and aide the good. One little kid found lost in the state park by a drone is worth 2.9 million people inconvenienced in an airport.

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2018 at 05:47 UTC
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