Eugene CH

Lives in Switzerland Zürich, Switzerland
Works as a Graduate Engineer
Joined on Feb 4, 2006
About me:

Already retired. Professor in Engineering School and Senior Project Manager for Power Plants


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Yxa: 23m, that was an exact number

It's according to the agreements made with the animals...

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2020 at 11:32 UTC
On article Are mechanical film cameras better than electronic? (376 comments in total)

I'd like to add to "Electronic cameras are usually less expensive" that this is not quite true: to use an electronic camera you also need electronic equipment (computer), programs to process images, printers, Internet connection, etc. So for an exact financial comparison, everything has to be taken into account. Note, I'm talking about amateurs and not professionals.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2020 at 09:39 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply

In every company there is a marketing manager who thinks he or she is innovative. In our case, Ricoh's, has made this edition for children under the age of 10, eager for colourful things. For the adults, he could have chosen a candy-pink colour (invisible to street shooters) ...
Myself I own a "normal" Ricoh GR (built-in flash) which gives me great satisfaction.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2020 at 10:24 UTC as 26th comment | 1 reply
On article Ricoh video details the next flagship Pentax APS-C DSLR (655 comments in total)

Video: A very professional presentation....

Link | Posted on May 15, 2020 at 10:40 UTC as 106th comment

I'm sorry, but I really don't understand. This FZ1000 II came out 14 months ago. Why are you publishing this test now? Or am I missing something? Best regards.

Link | Posted on May 11, 2020 at 15:27 UTC as 75th comment | 3 replies
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Funny Valentine: I really don't get the point of this camera:
- no Stabilisation
- no interchangeable lens
- too big to fit in a jeans pocket
all that to take pictures of people without their permission ?? ok...
And if a Fuji ambassador uses this camera the way it's intended to be used, he gets fired (Tatsuo Suzuki)...
Sorry FUJI but I will stick to my landscapes and wildlife.

I would also put another point: only 50% waterproof, therefore useless in "wet" practice (probably development stopped to put it on the market quickly).

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2020 at 17:02 UTC

Before that, I suggest to FUJI to finish the work on the X100V and make it completely waterproof (without having to buy expensive accessories)!

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2020 at 13:55 UTC as 23rd comment
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brilliant sunsets: Kudos Dale for a properly written commentary pointing out a useful feature that was removed from the XT4. Persons using the XT4 for video should not be required to buy an adapter or accessory grip to connect their headphones. It's no more complicated than that. I wish all reviewers were as straightforward and honest with their critique. Now, there are always trolls who don't agree with anything that differs from their opinion - So bring it on !

Excuse me, I couldn't resist. The problem is the same with the Fuji X100V: it has weather sealing but only half of it. If you want to ensure a complete weather sealing, also for the lens too, you have to buy two components (they are not in the box!). I think that for the price asked for these cameras, they could have done the whole job.

Link | Posted on Feb 29, 2020 at 18:30 UTC
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scoobysnapstories: so maybe all this new ibis, return of d-pad, bigger body will come to the 6th gen x100? wow! i'm cancelling my pre-order, thanks dpreview for this interview, Fujifilm almost took my hard earn $$$$ money for this one. good luck to everyone else. I'm going to wait.

No. Fuji x100v is not weather sealed! It has a fixed lens, so you have to consider it as a whole. With a camera that accepts interchangeable lenses, we can say that the body is weather sealed knowing that we still have to mount lenses! But if the lens is not weather sealed, water, dust, steam, etc. can enter the camera!
Thus, the FUJI X100V, as proposed, cannot be considered weather sealed! Yes, it would become weather sealed by adding additional elements. But in this situation any camera can be made weather sealed! For example (exaggerated example) we take any camera and put a plastic bag on it. It is weather sealed! As I have already written, in my opinion, it is only a partial weather sealed, therefore incomplete. To make it 100% weather sealed, you have to buy two things and mount them. This is an absolutely unacceptable practice for a device of this price.Too bad.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2020 at 14:49 UTC

I wonder why FUJI didn't make the job through to the end and produce a X100V with a complete weather seal?!? Basically, and in my opinion, this is more important than IBIS as many cases of dust infiltration for other similar devices show. Moreover, it lacked very little to achieve this. Offering (for a fee) the two accessories necessary for a complete seal is pretty scandalous.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2020 at 12:56 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies
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daellis: Too bad Olympus killed the Pen-F. It has everything Fuji fans and reviewers want from the X100V except weather-sealing, while giving up about a stop of low-light performance. I have both the Pen-F and X100F and reach for the Pen-F first almost every time. It's snappier, has 5 stops of IBIS and is better in the hand--plus JPEG simulations are every bit as robust. Just sayin.

I am personally disappointed that the weather sealing was not carried out to the end. We have a semi-weatherproof device. To achieve FULL weather sealing, you will need to purchase two additional accessories. However, by installing them we can no longer use the "lens cap" (so it seems). I also think that for a camera that you use everywhere, that you prefer to carry with you, a complete weather sealing would have been desirable. Today a small correction would be possible, i.e. to deliver the two accessories without additional costs for every buyer of this Fuji!

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2020 at 12:09 UTC

For a new X100 model, two improvements have been requested by many users: IBIS and WR. However, there is no IBIS. But the lack of a full WR is really a mistake, especially since the X100V is expensive while offering a partial WR. In my opinion, this is hasty engineering work. Yes, the possibility to have a full WR exists but it's not practical at all: you still have to buy two accessories (but in this case, you can't use the lens cap!). I'm also wondering if the lens cap attachment system is the same as the previous ones, and therefore likely to be lost at any time?

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2020 at 13:13 UTC as 189th comment | 4 replies
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Greybeard2017: I think £1299 includes VAT

Switzerland. You should also have been given the price of the Fuji X100F. It's 1099.-CHF (silver). So the new Fuji X100V is 500.-CHF more expensive! It's true that the final price will be given when the device will be available.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2020 at 15:26 UTC
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Greybeard2017: I think £1299 includes VAT

One of the FUJI suppliers in Switzerland has published a probable price: 1599 SFr.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2020 at 13:25 UTC

If you think about the total weight of traveling with photo equipment, they were really strong guys!

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2020 at 12:27 UTC as 26th comment
On article Hands-on with the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III (320 comments in total)

This is getting ridiculous!

Link | Posted on Jan 12, 2020 at 22:26 UTC as 10th comment

I have always had an absolute rule: first read the users' comments. Then, maybe the tests...

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2019 at 11:02 UTC as 102nd comment | 1 reply
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Daniel Bliss: This was the last iPhone before official IP water resistance came in with the 7. It sat outside for 13 months getting rained and snowed on, and still powered right up. That's pretty impressive.

tko said above: "No phone will power up after a year." My answer is: except for the phone in this story! And if I am told the brand, I will quickly replace my 15-year-old phone with such a smartphone! That's quality!

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2019 at 13:14 UTC

I have the impression that the "Q" button would be misplaced......

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2019 at 22:02 UTC as 197th comment

All are absolut lovely shots! For me, number 4 is fantastic! BRAVO!

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2019 at 21:48 UTC as 5th comment
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