Bev81 from France

Bev81 from France

Lives in France Toulouse / Albi, France
Joined on Sep 17, 2014

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chetan crasta: The "budget" lenses mentioned here are $400+. That seems to be incredibly high. Here's a comparison with Sony:

Pancake: Fujinon XF27mmF2.8 $449 vs Sony E 20mm f/2.8 $298

Nifty 50: Fujinon XF50mmF2 $449 vs Sony 50mm F1.8 OSS $248

Tele-zoom: Fujinon XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 $399 vs Sony E 55-210mm $348

@entoman

First, like other posters, I was replying to OP.
Second, you did only bash my answer, not others ... because they are all 100% pro Fuji ??? Mine was only 66%. LOL !

I could also have mentionned Nikon (I also own), whoses budget lenses are as good and much less expensive (where is the Fuji 70-300 AFP at the same price ?)

So yes, when speaking of Fuji lenses (or any brand) it's a good idea to compare with competition, unless you don't want to see the whole story

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2019 at 06:18 UTC
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chetan crasta: The "budget" lenses mentioned here are $400+. That seems to be incredibly high. Here's a comparison with Sony:

Pancake: Fujinon XF27mmF2.8 $449 vs Sony E 20mm f/2.8 $298

Nifty 50: Fujinon XF50mmF2 $449 vs Sony 50mm F1.8 OSS $248

Tele-zoom: Fujinon XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 $399 vs Sony E 55-210mm $348

The Sony 50 is really good & stabilized. Yes it wins hands down.
Now the story is not as clear for your 2 other examples; for instance, after 3 different copies of the 55-210, none were near as good as my single copy of the 50-230 (much much better in the edge). And concerning the street price, I got my 50-230 at 137 euro delivered (yes, grey market...) and the 27 is around 170 euro

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2019 at 15:30 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T30, Sony a6400 added to studio test scene (199 comments in total)
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Magnar W: I'll take the one with best autofocus. A sharp test chart or a tad less noise doesn't help much if your real world pictures are out of focus.

I have / had several copies of the 16-50, the 18-55, and the 55-210 (3 of this particular one) and none were entirely satisfactory, average at best, and some were really bad. Now I only own 1 copy of the Fuji 55-230 and it is much better. Really !!!
Frankly I wish I could get something similar with Sony because in the end I prefer even an A6000 to the X-T1, but I'm annoyed to think twice each time I use a Sony lens; at that FL, what aperture do I need to get a reasonably sharp picture ?!? Sorry I don't want to bother. I tried but those poor lenses let me down, it's not dependable nor enjoyable. I know they can make good ones, but the prices go crazy, no thanks, even the 16-70Z which is very expensive for what it is does not get universaly good reviews. So yes Sony weakness is the lenses catalog.

PS: I also own the Sony 50 1.8 OSS, and I'm perfectly satisfied, but it's a bit expensive and it is a prime, so not much in common with the standard zooms we are speaking about

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2019 at 18:09 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T30, Sony a6400 added to studio test scene (199 comments in total)
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Magnar W: I'll take the one with best autofocus. A sharp test chart or a tad less noise doesn't help much if your real world pictures are out of focus.

@captura

Hard to believe that a superzoom (18-200) is superior to anything, but I don't have it so I won't argue
My point was that a good AF is fine, but useless if the lenses are bad. In the end it's a mix of both AF precision and lens optics that will do a good or bad - technically - picture (assuming equivalent sensors)

So my point was : better AF with worse lenses or worse AF with better lenses, that's how I view the main differences between Sony and Fuji (own experience)

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2019 at 17:30 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T30, Sony a6400 added to studio test scene (199 comments in total)
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Magnar W: I'll take the one with best autofocus. A sharp test chart or a tad less noise doesn't help much if your real world pictures are out of focus.

forpetessake : I also meet the AF accuracy problem with my X-T1 + 18-55, mainly for landscapes. I tried with the 50-230 and no problem (which is by the way far superior to Sony 55-210). So now I must decide between better lenses, or better AF, but in any case I've lost confidence in the 18-55 (too bad, that's a really good lens otherwise)

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2019 at 06:42 UTC

The conclusions here are much more favorable to the A6400 than what I've read from Image Resource. 2 reputable camera testing websites with different opinions... so what's the deal in the end ?

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2019 at 10:59 UTC as 33rd comment | 1 reply
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RedFox88: Flop. Everyone transfers files using a card reader. Not gonna have a camera plugged in where the cable and camera can get snagged and camera falls. Dumb move fujifilm!

Yes, I have card readers in my laptops, but as I said, I find it a pain to remove the card from the camera, insert it into the laptop, remove it from the laptop (often have to take some kind of pin because it is much recessed), and finally put it back into the camera. So much easier with a cable !!!
Now give me a fast / reliable wireless connection to my PC (and without a fussy proprietary software), and I'll bypass the cables.Whatever, I never remove the card from the camera...
Oh, and I don't need many cables; I use the same one for the smartphone, the camera, and my electronic cig :)

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 13:22 UTC
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RedFox88: Flop. Everyone transfers files using a card reader. Not gonna have a camera plugged in where the cable and camera can get snagged and camera falls. Dumb move fujifilm!

What is dumb is removing / inserting twice the card each time you want to transfer files. It is so much easier to plug in an USB cable (and using it to charge the battery in the clever cameras supporting this) !

A card reader ? lol !

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 05:25 UTC
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happypoppeye: What's the difference between an aeroplane and airplane? ...no, seriously.

Aeroplane is a french invented word (based on ancient greek) somewhere in the middle of the 19th century. In french it is now an old word, not used anymore, replaced by avion (like in aviation).

I would bet that airplane is the english / us translation (and then common word) of aeroplane.

Many english words come from french, like interview (entrevue) for example...

Link | Posted on May 16, 2017 at 17:11 UTC
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Bev81 from France: I see a lot of nonsense (passion over reason) comments here

Here at DPR, we are mainly dedicated photography people, with a strong interest in this hobby / passion. Do we really have to think that smartphones are competing with our beloved cameras ??? That would assume the very absurd idea that the increase of smartphone sales comes from people who want to take photos. No one have the idea that the vast majority of people buy smartphone to PHONE, access the internet and emails, AND play !!! That a smartphone allows you to take photos / movies is a sidenote, more or less important for most. None of the people I know chose their smartphone depending on the quality of the integrated camera, as long as it can take decent (on their own rating) photos, they are happy !

Many people used to buy P&S back then (even in analog days, remember !) for the casual photos (that are now either lost or forgotten in a case somewhere in the house), but now the smartphones can do photos and movies; so why the non hobbyist would invest also in a dedicated camera ? They are not passoniate photographers like most of us here, they simply want a convenient, free (seen as an app inside their smartphone), and instant way of getting some acceptable pictures

So the smartphones kill the P&S industry ? Only for people that were / are not interested in the hobby, the same story as in analog days

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 07:36 UTC

I see a lot of nonsense (passion over reason) comments here

Here at DPR, we are mainly dedicated photography people, with a strong interest in this hobby / passion. Do we really have to think that smartphones are competing with our beloved cameras ??? That would assume the very absurd idea that the increase of smartphone sales comes from people who want to take photos. No one have the idea that the vast majority of people buy smartphone to PHONE, access the internet and emails, AND play !!! That a smartphone allows you to take photos / movies is a sidenote, more or less important for most. None of the people I know chose their smartphone depending on the quality of the integrated camera, as long as it can take decent (on their own rating) photos, they are happy !

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 07:36 UTC as 69th comment | 1 reply
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britepixels: Still a Windows machine.

At least they did not make the error of putting MacOS on it :)

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2017 at 15:20 UTC

Another fashion gadget for wealthy people who don't know how to spend their $$$
But they'll be able to access their Facebook / tweeter pages on a portable Porsche :)

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2017 at 09:36 UTC as 4th comment
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Contra Mundum: Here is the rub, a $100-200 Android tablet is just as good for browsing Internet and watching movies. These tablets aren't any good for anything else anyway. So who's going to pay 5-10 times more for these tablets?

@paulo79

So you really use a small 10" or 12" expensive device to create (your own words) data ? Really ???

I'm also a pro user of PC, even my 17" laptop is a bit small (especially a full HD one with all those very small texts and such), I won't say it is as comfortable as I'd like

I really feel your pain developping (create) anything with a small (and expensive for what it is) gadget

I can't put my "normal" 17" laptop in my pocket when I need to travel it. Can you put your "ultra" portable gardget in your pocket ??? I suppose no. But both won't take much place in a travel luggage

Back 20 years ago most laptops at low prices were small. The 14" were already expensive. Larger were for wealthy people. Now the market want us to buy small (inefficient) things for more. Lol ! An ultra portable costs more per power factor than a standard laptop. So definitively a geek / fashion gadget for me. In the meantime smartphone go larger and larger, go figure !!!

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2017 at 09:17 UTC

Hey Sony ! We too also want new DX lenses !!!

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2017 at 08:12 UTC as 6th comment
On article Feisty upstart: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T20 (357 comments in total)
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Ribbit74: One important thing to note is that the USB interface is still USB 2.0, not USB 3.0 like on the X-T2. So transferring the larger RAW files will require a bit of patience.

So what ? Did you read above or are you just pedantic ??? Anyway I feel sorry for your pain of removing / putting (twice per session) your card...

As for the MacBook (Pro or not), why would I spend so much when I can get better for much less ??? No I'm a Windows user (all of them since DOS !)

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 18:02 UTC
On article Feisty upstart: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T20 (357 comments in total)

Will it support high speed flash sync ?

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 17:26 UTC as 39th comment
On article Feisty upstart: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T20 (357 comments in total)
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Ribbit74: One important thing to note is that the USB interface is still USB 2.0, not USB 3.0 like on the X-T2. So transferring the larger RAW files will require a bit of patience.

to Intense : Yes I do always connect my camera to the PC via USB. I find it easier to plug an USB cable rather than removing the card from the camera, plugging it into the computer (for thoses which do have a card reader - or an easily accessible reader should I say), then doing the opposite when done (with all the risks of plugging it reverse - for bad !)

Even better, when the camera can be charged via USB (most Sony for example) I never open the battery / card door. How nice, isn't it ?

So in the end why a card reader ? Maybe for the pro than consume more than a card during a photo event...

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 17:14 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Canon PowerShot Pro70 (111 comments in total)
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Maoby: Digital story !!
I own almost all the first digital cameras, with their original boxes.
See here :
https://www.flickr.com/photos/maoby/sets/72157635352973786/

And for memory cards see here :)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/maoby/sets/72157651212582949/

Bonjour Maoby

Ravi de te voir ici. Un compagnon Chass'Images, on s'est croisé qq fois notamment sur l'éphémère Nikon 1

Bertrand

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 18:21 UTC
On article Apple planning to open imaging research lab in France (42 comments in total)
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steelhead3: American corporate meets French way of doing business...Good Luck Apple.

Not Dessalt, nor Dessault
It's Dassault. The aircraft manufacturer that does the Mirages and the Falcons
It's electronic division, Dassault System, does CATIA

As for government support, it's not a french only problem; ask for example US congress about military projects, or ask UE deputies about the PAC, or ask Angela about Opel :)

Yes Work laws are quiet rigid but it's generally a pleasant country to live in (well except when terrorists are active against us)

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2016 at 12:05 UTC
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