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On article Fujifilm X-T20 Review (369 comments in total)

I don't know why, but the image quality doesn't look as good as my XT10. Can't place it ? Maybe the dynamic range lacks in comparison ??

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 17:02 UTC as 83rd comment | 3 replies

Wow, incredible. This really makes you appreciate the process and engineering that goes into each lens. Don't know if I will ever look at my lenses in the same way ;) I have always wanted to visit Japan, do you plan on doing anything else while you are there ?

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 14:21 UTC as 103rd comment | 2 replies
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Quantum Scientist: It's a shame that Sigma does not make any Fuji X-Mount lenses.

Really no point. The Fuji lenses are smaller, lighter, and perform better overall. I shot with Canon FF and Sigma ART lenses for years and I honestly now prefer Fuji glass to Canon L and Sigma ART. We are very lucky to have Fuji glass, it really is some of the best on the market and compares very favorably to my Leica glass. The Fuji 90 f2 is one of the most admired lenses on the market, why spend $1400 on a Sigma ?

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 15:05 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (783 comments in total)
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RedFox88: Yawn....

I know right it's exhausting to see Fuji constantly wining.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 01:04 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (783 comments in total)
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Velovot: Wow. I so wanted there to be no reason not to get this camera. It's so beautiful! But if these test shots are to be believed, my 5 year old NEX-6 performs as well!
And compared to the A6500, the x100F looks really weak. Is this all at f2?

I have owned various Sony models from the NEX to the A7, there is no comparison Fuji simply wipes the floor with output. Fujis color science is mind blowing good. Sony is capable if you want to spend hours in Lightroom, but who does that anymore in the mobile age ?

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 01:02 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (783 comments in total)

Jesus Christ the colors are frickin lovely. Gold Star ? I think we need to move beyond gold, Fuji is making photography fun again...

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 00:58 UTC as 118th comment | 2 replies
On article Juggling with one hand: Leica M10 shooting experience (497 comments in total)

Considering the price point you think Leica would have done more to correct the color. Knowing Leica I am sure the camera is beautiful, the operation is silky smooth, and the lenses are fantastic, but at the end of the day it's hard to desire these cameras (unless money is no object) with Fuji's lovely output, similar design attributes , and the added ability to mount Leica lenses. Of course the article is more about the love of rangefinder shooting than anything else...

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2017 at 20:12 UTC as 90th comment

Unfortunately so many people who praise lenses these days are paid by the manufacturer to do so, so it's extremely hard to discern the truth.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 14:08 UTC as 15th comment | 28 replies
On article Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR sample gallery (285 comments in total)
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henrikbengtsson: And there they are again. The Fuji-colors. Seriously, just by looking at these samples makes me want to ditch all my fancy-pancy Canon gear and go all-in Fuji. If the XT-2 was a fullsize body I would seriously consider it.

I don't know... they just know how the colors and tones make you feel good. Probably not a high score from a technical perspective, but who cares about that anyway.

Color is art, at least for me.

I really don't understand the FF argument. I went from FF to Fuji crop. I understand DOF, but the bokeh and wide-open performance is rather remarkable on Fuji (better than most Canon/Nikon lenses save for top tier optics) . Add to that the ability to shoot wide-open in bright light due to the electronic shutter and you have the ability to match that performance ( I can shoot wide-open with my 35 1.4 whereas with my Canon FF primes I often have to stop down to F4. IMHO save for the most extreme high ISOs, the image quality is better than my FF Canon.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 15:28 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR sample gallery (285 comments in total)
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Robert Garcia NYC: Seem ok. Most cameras/lens combos do fine job nowadays.

@absquatulate I am familiar with Pentax, but I didn't mention them as they are simply not a brand that in this day and age is widely used anymore.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 15:23 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR sample gallery (285 comments in total)
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Robert Garcia NYC: Seem ok. Most cameras/lens combos do fine job nowadays.

@shigzeo it is hot air to those who don't fully understand optics. I don't expect you to understand, and if you are happy with what you use that should be all that matters.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 15:22 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR sample gallery (285 comments in total)
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Robert Garcia NYC: Seem ok. Most cameras/lens combos do fine job nowadays.

I would say most cameras do ok if you simply measure sharpness, but as someone who owns well over 150 lenses (I am a collector), I can tell you that Fuji is the first brand in a very long time outside of Leica to create lenses that do more than concentrate purely on sharpness. They focus on rendering as a whole. Most manufacturers : Sony, Nikon, Canon simply like to tout (and concentrate their engineering) towards high MTF numbers as they know most people are not well informed enough to understand just how meaningless those numbers really are when weighing the overall optical performance of a lens. Sharpnesss is a wonderful attribute for average joe consumer. Just like average joe consumer only wants to know how many watts an amplifier can produce when the real measurement of acoustics is less about wattage and more about audio performance.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 13:12 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR sample gallery (285 comments in total)

Incredible. I jumped into Fuji last year and picked up the 35 f2. In all my years shooting Nikon, Canon, Leica, Zeiss I will wholeheartedly admit these lenses produce a character that puts them up at the very top of the list. Add to that Fuji's remarkable color science that allow you to enjoy shooting outside instead of spending hours indoors editing and I find it nearly impossible to dust off my FF bodies anymore.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 13:03 UTC as 60th comment

Honestly, the 1 inch sensor is dead IMHO. These 1 inch sensor cameras are too expensive and make little sense. Most people own mobile phones and the quality while not quite as good as a 1 inch sensor is close enough to fill the void for what most people need, add the ability to instantly share, manage, and edit and you have everything you need when the DSLR or Mirrorless body is too big or unnecessary.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2017 at 16:53 UTC as 61st comment | 2 replies

An impressive lens, but this is exactly why I moved from FF to Fuji. I get the same image quality as my former FF bodies, but with smaller lenses that are every bit as sharp and sometimes with better rendering characteristics.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2017 at 19:40 UTC as 113th comment | 4 replies
On article Super Bowl Halftime lit up by choreographed drone show (96 comments in total)
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skanter: Does anyone really watch this obnoxious, overblown "entertainment"?
I find it repulsive.

I'm American, but a majority of us are just plain stupid. We sit with mouths hanging open eating Doritos, drinking bud light, and watching men in tights run around on a field chasing a ball all the while high fiving each other and grunting. Some of these same people could not name our Vice President and do basic math without a calculator. It is what it is.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 00:16 UTC
On article Super Bowl Halftime lit up by choreographed drone show (96 comments in total)
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G1Houston: It was innovative, spectacular, and fun to watch. I am a late Gaga fan. She is not just a pop star. She was a child prodigy and recruited together with Mark Zuckerberg in a study of child prodigy by John Hopkins in the 1980s (http://www.nature.com/news/how-to-raise-a-genius-lessons-from-a-45-year-study-of-super-smart-children-1.20537). She is classically trained in voice and piano.

Looks like all that genius went to waste..,

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 00:09 UTC
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ivan2001ve: LOL, and can't stop laughing at these samples over processed, photos, the worst thing is that some people really fall for this. Samsung Phones have way better photo quality in low light than apple, (i own an Iphone FYI). Good try apple.

Samsungs market share is shrinking and users are switching in large numbers from Android to iOS so yes nice try Apple...

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 14:02 UTC
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ybizzle: Panasonic CM1 would wipe the floor with this crap...

Maybe, but no one buys the CM1 and millions have an iPhone 7.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2017 at 14:00 UTC
On article Apple selling more Plus models than ever (63 comments in total)
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GodSpeaks: I find it funny that the only reason Apple made the larger phones and tablets, was because Samsung was kicking their butts.

And Samsung copied Apple when they created their first devices...

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 16:59 UTC
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