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On article Fujifilm X-T30 review (1093 comments in total)
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Mentt: Most serious photographers are using prime lenses so not sure why even in Fujifilm third generation camera there is no image stabilization. Considering how much this camera costs ... If Olympus can do it ...

Most serious photographers don't buy and use xt-30, most reasonable photoshooters incl. pros use IS and every other advantage technology offers.
I also strongly suggest trying electricity one day... although still not perfect it makes life easier.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2019 at 13:14 UTC

Cellphones combined with high camera and lens prices will ultimately kill them. Give couple more years. What sells in high numbers is the M50 alike. I wonder why? Could it be $1500+ for camera body and $1500+ lenses for "basic" setup intentionally functionally crippled by a manufacturer, and no one noticed...? Cellphone makers are laughing loud. They entirely own the sub $1000 market on Canon's own request.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2019 at 09:24 UTC as 9th comment
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Peiasdf: A grand jury of regular citizens agreed with the office that a tripod could be mistake for a weapon at night; a group of photographer bemoaning on the internet that regular people are dumb mistaking a tripod for weapon.

There is a reason I don't call myself an amateur photographer but a photo enthusiast. Photographers are creeps. Super telephoto lens at the beach for landscape; tiny camera between legs taking photos of napping subway passengers; camera covered in electrical tapes and hold at waist high for candid waist level street photography.

You guys don't know how creepy you look to the rest of the country. Who in their right mind would say "here is a police traffic stop, let me setup a tripod behind the officer to get a nighttime landscape"? This obviously isn't the first police vs photographer case and the public will continue to be on the police's side because photographer don't know how to behave normal.

A grand jury got out of their way to not punish "our heros"... so expect more shootings like that. It's that simple.

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2018 at 14:55 UTC

Split second decision...? LOL. That could have only happened if his life was threatened directly. Here we have a cop's unconfirmed suspicion, a glimpse of something unknown... at best, yet he chose to fire. Do they fire at any unrecognised object owners? Are they trained to shoot at anything and everything that may even remotely resemble a weapon? If so, they are a huge danger to society. Reckless, uncalled for shooting and excessive use of force is well documented. Some people have real problems, in that number cops too. They should be fired immediately upon a suspicion of recklessness and anger issues, before they endanger others.

Link | Posted on Apr 3, 2018 at 10:26 UTC as 66th comment | 1 reply
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cosinaphile: why would sony offer an excellent body like the 6500 and refuse to flesh out a series of quality primes for it ?

4 1\2 years of no new lenses and this ? ... sony users need to organize
and petition their company to treat sony apsc customers with the same respect as fuji does ,and olympos and panasonic does in the m 43 space

Everyone screams for lenses that they are not going to buy anyway, like we need a brand new series of new primes. Portability is the game today, cellphones and zooms, not a bag full of primes, like it or not.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2018 at 15:26 UTC
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Leonp: All these stunning and maybe overdeveloped and overengineerd pro-timelapsevideos look great but you never know whether it was as spectacular in reality as in the movie. If it has no strong relation to reality I might just as well look at any SF-movie, and they are 10 times more stunning, even with sound in space ;-).

That's why I like this video of the rocketlaunch most:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BXLd48QYs4
Probably just a smartphone vid, nothing more and nothing less.

mrkalntms ... LOL, It better looked "exactly like this" or all our cameras are garbage, that's why I bought it, to capture "exactly like this"

Link | Posted on Dec 31, 2017 at 03:50 UTC

Shouldn't such decision (to lower power consumption by slowing down the product) be left ONLY to the customer?
That was a plain cheat, and nothing less than that... give you an appearance that everything's fine, while in fact your phone was already heavily limping.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2017 at 03:15 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply
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Leonp: All these stunning and maybe overdeveloped and overengineerd pro-timelapsevideos look great but you never know whether it was as spectacular in reality as in the movie. If it has no strong relation to reality I might just as well look at any SF-movie, and they are 10 times more stunning, even with sound in space ;-).

That's why I like this video of the rocketlaunch most:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BXLd48QYs4
Probably just a smartphone vid, nothing more and nothing less.

"Your" video confirms that it was spectacular indeed... so I gladly go back to the pro's version.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2017 at 11:16 UTC

There's actually a "more in depth comparison review" of RX0 vs GoPro 6 on YouTube made by Iphonedo... funny and to the point (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqXtfE_wGI8&t=137s) for those interested in the subject.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2017 at 11:04 UTC as 13th comment
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santamonica812: I think it sucks. Or, at least, it's unworkable for beginners. I could not figure out how to even import images into the program. Easy to navigate around and select my main photo folder. But hitting "open" did nothing.

For experts, maybe this program works great. Or maybe it works well enough. But for me, it failed the most basic of tests: Can I intuitively get my images into the program, to see how well the other part of DarkTable work?

Nope. Back to my reliable old Lightroom for me.

Others use it, so it doesn't suck. Like with any other product, you need to spend some time learning it... it's free to use. How about reading Help files before you decided to post your "verdict"?

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2017 at 10:44 UTC
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Adam2: Just stunning and the light pollution makes the image.

@ sludge21017 what I'm not buying is too much photoshop, looks fake... like a 15$ painting from a (wholesale) art gallery, LOL. NIce but overdone... and it is dusk indeed, not a light pollution, not in this case.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 10:27 UTC
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Sirandar: Growth is a relative term .... It compares where you are to where you were, unless it is projection.

400 million euros? That is a lot of cameras even at Leica prices ....

Interesting ..... In Canada I have not ever seen one Leica camera in my entire life being used in the real world ..... not one.... that says a lot about many things when you think about it .....

@ Photomonkey I think you took it too literally, haha. Have a second look and maybe you'll see sarcasm in it. Wow... can't believe you went for it, haha.

Link | Posted on Dec 5, 2017 at 10:20 UTC
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Triplet Perar: "Milky way over some landscape .."
O boy, what an original idea!
I never saw such an image before. How is that done?!

J A C S You're sure they were not made afterwards?

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2017 at 05:09 UTC
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Adam2: Just stunning and the light pollution makes the image.

Light pollution was so photoshopped/exaggerated, to make it look like sunlight, what makes this image look fake.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2017 at 05:06 UTC
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Hypoxic: The hypocrisy here is stunning.

"Oh, I only spend $2500 on a camera, anything more and you're a snob carrying jewelry."

Sony a9 comes out.

"Oh, I only spend $4500 on a camera, anything more and you're a snob carrying jewelry."

Income inequality? If you own a camera, are typing on a computer, and have running water and a toilet, you're in the wealthy group. Hypocrites.

@Hypoxic @ Eric00
Because (almost) everyone frowns at Leica's exuberant prices that have nothing to do with reality 99% people live in.

Leica was(!) instrumental in developing today's photo technology... not anymore. Most (important) lenses/cameras were designed 30-60/70 y. ago, or more, with minor, if any, today's mods... Their today's contribution to photo technology is marginal, at best. It's a carryover from better times.
Arri(flex) comes to mind, but they have much better grip on today's technology.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2017 at 04:46 UTC
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aftab: It seems that Leica's partnership with Huawei has been a win win situation. Huawei is now world's third largest phone maker and it's market share is expanding. Zeiss's partnership with Sony on the other hand hasn't been that great as Sony phones never had great impact on the market (they are even not among top 10).
Good for Leica.

Huawei became 3rd largest smartphone manuf. before(!) partnership with Leica, so Leica has zero to do with it. To become a globally acclaimed brand (read: international brand vs. "Made in China stygma" -> better market recognition -> higher sales and prices) they needed a badge from a recognized name. THEY chose Leica (translation: THEY bought Leica's name for use on THEIR phones).
As to Zeiss with Sony... wrong priorities, bad management. Look at Nokia, once a leader, since Microsoft.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2017 at 04:05 UTC
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Sirandar: Growth is a relative term .... It compares where you are to where you were, unless it is projection.

400 million euros? That is a lot of cameras even at Leica prices ....

Interesting ..... In Canada I have not ever seen one Leica camera in my entire life being used in the real world ..... not one.... that says a lot about many things when you think about it .....

"Photomonkey There are plenty in Silicon Valley."

...and since the Silicon Valley is the photographic centre of the universe that is the final proof of Leica's undeniable best value, everyone should have one (beside Honda Prius). Wake up, have a cup of coffee, and shoot your daily award winning picture only Leica can deliver, like everyone there.

Link | Posted on Dec 3, 2017 at 03:26 UTC
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Kenferg1: Here is a photograph posted on her website. It appears to be from the same photo session that the photo in question came from. I'm curious if this is an honest misunderstanding. People post to social media all the time. He may have simply thought he owned the photo. Also, what is the time period from when he posted it until she filed suit. Does anyone know if there were negotiations? I hate stories like this because they are half-baked and full of holes. It's more like click-bait than a news story.

https://catherinemcgann.photoshelter.com/index/G0000zjwd5z54v3I/I00006y_GCHpxs9s

He could have been another "mass shooting" hotel stalking victim. A specialty for some. Not particularly artsy.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 20:14 UTC

I have a bad taste in my mouth reading this. It may offend some, but truth is photographers on the hunt shoot everything and anything... asked or not, permitted or not... and mostly IN BULK(!). If you are a known (or to be) personality, too bad, there will be parasites around you. Proven in hundreds of paparazzi stalking cases.
I have more respect for writers, painters, sculptors etc. Thoughts (those meaningful) don't come as easy as pushing your shutter button (sometimes accidental, LOL). Photography CAN be an art, but mass "shooting" is far from that. Too easy to abuse... and to claim a "piece of art"... just because I have plenty of space on my flash card(s).

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 19:24 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply
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proxy: Definitely you couldn't spend your $4000 on a better piece of equipment.

PS. noticed in The CL introduction? outstanding, impeccable, best in class, top, unparalleled... these few honest words guarantee the outcome.

Impossible to stalk a stalking addict mass posting below every 2nd comment, look below, madness.
Don't need to own a Ferrari to talk about it, don't need to own some overpriced junk to know it's junk. Had Leica made a camera no one could match, I'd applaud them (if within reason, not 100k "everyday compact"). So far this did not happen, CL including. Leicas are trailing big time. A trophy and curiosity, nothing more. (Friends own Leicas (just to own), but shoot with D750... LOL). Buy it, enjoy it, but claiming it's superiority (beside the price) is in large part a (dis)illusion.

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 11:04 UTC
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