gustabod

Lives in Australia Tasmania, Australia
Has a website at www.pbase.com/gustabod
Joined on Jan 25, 2007

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On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm 16-80mm F4 hands-on quick review (135 comments in total)

ahh the pub test, now we are getting somewhere with real world reviews.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2019 at 22:45 UTC as 19th comment
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm 16-80mm F4 hands-on quick review (135 comments in total)
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Ben Herrmann: As an avid Fuji user, I'm torn on this lens. Why? Because I'm also a M43 user and both their Panasonic 12-60 F3.5-5.6 OIS and Panny Leica 12-60 F2.8 are superb performers at their price-points. I'm more impressed with the Panny version of the 12-60 because it's weather proofed and is quite sharp in the corners, specifically stopped down - and (now get this) can be had (separated from the kit) on eBay for as little as $250 - go figure.

And Canon has their equivalent 24-105 lenses that are quite sharp. Then there is Nikon who also has some great copies of this 24-120 focal equivalent.

So in coming back to this Fuji 16-80, I know I desperately want this within the Fuji lineup, but the edge scenario (I shoot many scenics and landscape) is troublesome - but any suggestions here would help. Now if this lens was priced at let's say $599 or at the most $699, then I'd consider it strongly - but at $800 - wow, I'd have to think long and hard about it. I'm primarily a stills shooter.

I took one to Japan for a 2 week trip in November on an X-T2 and a couple of primes (16 and 32). I bought it to take in lieu of my 18-135 which was on the heavy side. No complains as a travel lens, I didn't notice significant issues with corners and it practically doesn't show any distortion at any focal length. Having also recently travelled in Ireland with an Oly E-M10 II and the panny 12-60 I would say the Panasonic has overall better corner to corner sharpness, but obviously different sensors, image circle etc make a difference. If you already have the Fuji 18-135 and don't mind the weight, I'd keep to that one. (and to add the 16-80 Fuji lens wasn't that much lighter in the end).

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2019 at 22:43 UTC
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eno2: Zenit photographic equipment was renown in the past for their very affordable prices!

I don't see many interested in trowing $6,995 for the "new" Zenit badge. :)

I'd wait for the Lenny Kravitz edition.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2019 at 10:23 UTC
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captura: I am uber- pleased with my Rokinon FE 35/2.8, and will probably get this lens. I seldom do video. But I am awaiting the outcome of reviews because the Samsung 24/2.8 did not fare so well in tests.

I assume you mean Samyang? In what way? I am still thinking about getting this 24mm lens, cost and size, "reviews" I've seen vary from very good to poor on edges. Would appreciate opinion of someone who owns one.

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2019 at 03:44 UTC
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PhotoKhan: Another contest, another one where the wonder brand, the only one that produces cameras worthy of that name, the only one who truly "innovates" - according to so many DPR commenters - shines in its complete absence.

This continued reality check is becoming a bit embarrassing.

but don't they have their own exclusive awards?

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2019 at 00:05 UTC
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Hammeredklavier: No excuse for that with a >£4,000 camera. Halve the price and engineer it properly and I'll buy one.

price is defined as what the market is willing to pay, given they are on backorder one can only conclude they've got the price bit of the equation about right.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2019 at 02:01 UTC
On article Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM sample gallery (455 comments in total)
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scokill: To be honest some of the best sample shots I've seen on DPR. Don't understand the negative comments.

making spiders look good, this and the 35 RF 1.8.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2019 at 14:07 UTC
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cosinaphile: this action goes beyond duping a customer or denying revenue to fujifilm

the very processing of all films are now at risk thru contamination

like an analogue cyberattack

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2019 at 23:36 UTC
On article Samsung Galaxy S10+ sample gallery (266 comments in total)
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rsf3127: Not much different from my S7. Huawei is way ahead.

That's my feeling too, the main camera about the same, but with no PRO mode in the other cameras I won't bother upgrading even though I'd welcome the other lenses.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2019 at 23:45 UTC
On article Samsung Galaxy S10+ sample gallery (266 comments in total)
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gustabod: It's a shame that only the main camera has RAW support.

@ Goodmeme: I used LR mobile on my S7 and in good light (daylight) after processing the RAW captures in LR I can get reasonable images with a few nice "keepers". But I get what you are saying about their so called AI driven improvement to Jpegs.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2019 at 23:39 UTC
On article Samsung Galaxy S10+ sample gallery (266 comments in total)

It's a shame that only the main camera has RAW support.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2019 at 14:02 UTC as 71st comment | 3 replies

If they throw in a pair of the YSL signature jeans with the deal, I'm in.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2019 at 02:43 UTC as 128th comment
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Josh683: Whether you like it or not, these people are humans and are meant to be on earth. They should have the right to earth and not limited by other human's ideas of what is good or bad.

PS. They are stone, it's not like they are going to break them. And if you are superstitious about it then they are only doing themselves harm and you don't need to worry about it lol. If you know anything about them on a spiritual level though, they go beyond this dimension and you can't screw it up anyway.

Josh mate, there are things known as rights and limitations. I don't have the right to do whatever I please whenever I please to somebody else's property and offend somebody else's cultural heritage, or any other aspect. They used to teach this at school, maybe they don't anymore. Without basic respect we are not a society.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2019 at 13:40 UTC
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Josh683: Whether you like it or not, these people are humans and are meant to be on earth. They should have the right to earth and not limited by other human's ideas of what is good or bad.

PS. They are stone, it's not like they are going to break them. And if you are superstitious about it then they are only doing themselves harm and you don't need to worry about it lol. If you know anything about them on a spiritual level though, they go beyond this dimension and you can't screw it up anyway.

I visited Easter island as a teen in the late 70's, hardly any tourists then, and with only a small plastic film camera. I recall visitors taking photos did so with a sense of awe and respect, a few in front of the statutes, but it never occurred to us to actually climb one, you wonder why these people go there now other than to collect the much sought after likes on Instagram... fast forward many years and these days l find tourist graffiti on historic settings everywhere, and some of it dating to the 18th century, go figure...

Link | Posted on May 22, 2019 at 09:14 UTC
On article Leica Q2 review (1678 comments in total)
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Tony10: Many people who will buy this are only interested in the small red badge on the front.

yep, and I polish it and admire it every day :)

Link | Posted on May 22, 2019 at 02:42 UTC
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Alex Sarbu: Thanks for the interview!

So they're still working to integrate their product lines, software-wise (and not only). The GR III works nicely, there's an idea or two to take to the DSLR line...

Unfortunately it was published a few days after the Imaging Resource's, so I've already heard the "I imagine, in two or three years, some users who bought mirrorless cameras will return to DSLRs or choose to use both systems, because each has its own benefits." part ;-)

Is that wishful thinking? Are they preparing something? Perhaps they plan to take advantage to Canon and Nikon reducing their DSLR efforts? I guess we'll see "in two or three years".

In any case, their claim is bound to raise tons of furious posts, as we all know DSLRs are dinosaurs, they should disappear, choice is bad blah blah blah ;-)

The new spotmatic perhaps?

Link | Posted on May 20, 2019 at 12:55 UTC
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Tom_A: Yes, we know it is expensive, yet we can also simply appreciate that it is a very beautiful design.

justmeMN I was just looking at my epl-8 and thinking the same...

Link | Posted on May 20, 2019 at 03:05 UTC
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attomole: Snake oil, This is a highly regulated industry and product type, this is going nowhere, it's impossible to make a smartphone into a medical device. There is a shift ton of regulatory and manufacturing process you have to put n place, document and submit, (in every country you want to sell it), including full supplier audit in order to do that.

there is an attachment my doctor uses (can stick to the back of the mobile phone, links on Bluetooth) that can do an ECG on the spot, needs two fingers, and even emails the report to him. And acceptable to all medical insurers etc.

Link | Posted on Apr 25, 2019 at 05:20 UTC
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PhotoFactor: But does it have any dynamic range?

https://www.adimec.com/dynamic-range-dnr-and-signal-to-noise-ratio-snr-for-ccd-and-cmos-image-sensors/

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2019 at 02:56 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-T30 vs. Sony a6400 (440 comments in total)
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james s. kennedy: I am more of a collector than a photographer and I have over 100 cameras, 80% film. I am colorblind. I got into serious digital camas when I discovered that with adapters I could use my older classic lenses with Sony and Fuji cameras. I own the Sony Nex 6 and 7, plus the Sony a6000 and a6500. Is there any good reason I should consider the a6400? At age 82, the camera I mostly use is my iPhone 8+. I often bring along my LUMIX ZS100 or 200. I am looking for a good way to squander my generous TX refund.

Unless your NEX 6 or 7 are tired I would spend my tax refund on additional lenses - something that replicates the iPhone experience perhaps? I owned a 7 for some years, travelled a bit with me, I haven't really felt the need to buy a replacement. Last trip a couple of weeks ago with a Fuji X100F and Samsung phone, good enough. Lots of video etc not relevant to me. The improved AF if you shoot sports, which doesn't seem to be your thing?

Link | Posted on Apr 21, 2019 at 06:35 UTC
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