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On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (358 comments in total)
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utomo99: wait, X-T2 can record video in clips up to 10min duration. Only 10 minutes ? come on Fuji

I thought it was 30minutes?

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 22:07 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (358 comments in total)
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Nikonandmore: My honest 2 cents? The X-Pro2 was just released & already looks like a dated camera. I find this all a bit too ridiculous. There are too many cameras on the market already & too more many being released too fast that are all too similar to each other. Looks like everyone just makes the same camera again & again & again with minimum invovation. The amount of cameras that are all basically the same among different brands & even models of the same brand, is astonishing. And no one knows how to name cameras anymore other than calling everything "something X". This industry becomes a mix of boredom, endless higher cost & minimal true advancements. There are more new cameras being released faster than fresh milk bottles at the supermarket. Im surprised no one is making these disposable yet to accelerate the process even more.. or cameras able to self-destruct itself a few months later so we keep buying more "same" stuff even faster.. of course, they need to be called the "D-iXposable"..

Nikonandmore...Lot of folks in developing countries (Canon Rumor /5D4 Made in Indonesia) need work just like us.That is one of the reasons for "incremental new and improved" camera syndromes.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 21:47 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (358 comments in total)
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PRohmer: I was looking forward to these two, seriously considering to switch from Micro Four Thirds. But I am not convinced at all. X-pro2 does not make any sense to me other then design perhaps. I wouldn't call it a flagship either. I need to see more images, but what I've seen so far on Flicker does not encourage, I am yet to see images with natural colors and realistic contrast.

Peiasdf ...I wouldn't call it cheating ,manufacturers make their money based on the fact that the majority of amateurs buying the products are infatuated with as many knobs and dials to "play around" with as possible. Professionals when asked often lean towards essentials and are only interested in the end result.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2016 at 21:09 UTC
On article Fujifilm X70 Review (364 comments in total)
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ThatCamFan: Street shooters delight? I used it at a protest and the focus was to slow, you will miss a lot of moments, and I mean A LOT.

Surprised…

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 05:06 UTC
On photo Low season in Meersburg in the Your City - Lighting in the City challenge (9 comments in total)

In Van Gogh's life this would truly be a starry night...1/6 Sekunde...gut kalkuliert !

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 23:44 UTC as 1st comment
On article Huawei P9 Leica-branded dual-cam made by Sunny Optical (80 comments in total)

It IS fraud!

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2016 at 16:46 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

Very simple photo image but very sophisticated ART...ah where would we be without it? (Perhaps in a room with a lot of cameras and lenses?)

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 19:30 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Sony Alpha 7R II Review (2159 comments in total)
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mr.izo: for me, something still stands:
if you want complete system, than i think best way to go is Canon/nikon/oly.. whatever, if you want new hip expenisve camera, get ff sony mirrorless.
i see (aps) morriorless camera as nice addition to the set, travel camera etc, but not as main player (maybe some oly camera), no matter what some people trying to prove. more time goes by, more i'm sure about this..

My 2 cents? Completely agree with Mr.Bedford and would like to add that what keeps (most) Pros from using Mirrorless is the paid event in question . So card ( 2 slots) redundancy ,auto focus reliability and battery capability are factors when high priced gigs are on the line (lest the lawyers incline to drop the 300k lawsuit for example).

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 16:37 UTC
On photo Heavy Loads in the People Expressing Emotion challenge (1 comment in total)

The Best...the rest don't count!

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2015 at 15:24 UTC as 1st comment
On article Otus Readings: the Zeiss 85 F1.4 Otus Comparison (224 comments in total)
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photominion: Can someone tell me how it is that people are willing to spend 3'000-4'000 $ for a camera body that is technically obsolete after 2 years and are NOT ever going to be willing to spend 4 grand on a lens that will last them 10 to 20 years without it being qualitatively surpassed by any other in that time span?

Might be the same thing with ppl spending 4 grand on a flat screen Tv and then buying a 200$ "home theater surround system" even though audio components will last 20 years whereas the Tv value drops 50% per year..

One of the reasons could be that owners have bought into dedicated flash systems that can easely cost around 10-15K and there are many other reasons such as feeling physically comfortable with a camera body.
On a different but related issue i would like to mention Mark who lives in Chicago and I follow him on Flickr. He is what I would call a professional amateur who happens to be financially sound and he buys himself the best and the latest when it gets announced.He also has both Oti lenses and I'm jealous. My point here is that Mark incidentally also has a tremendous artistic talent and I am so happy for him to own these wonderful lenses.I look at his images and I enjoy...that's it .

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 03:52 UTC
On a photo in the Fujifilm XF 16mm f/1.4 R WR Samples Gallery sample gallery (4 comments in total)
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PG Thomas: Nice to see - but I would have preferred a F2.8, like the 14mm, and possibly half the size (and price).

I struggle to see the advantage of sub F2 lenses at this focal length on, what should be a small light camera system. There's not a great deal of differential focus between F1.4 and F2 or F2.8 below 20mm, provided the lens is sharp wide open - which the Fujinons I have, all are.

Still, If I had the cash, I'd be considering it...

Yes…but given the same available light it lets in half the amount of light .

Link | Posted on May 26, 2015 at 14:49 UTC
On photo Dan_ACR_ISO200_f5 in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (4 comments in total)
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PG Thomas: Nice to see - but I would have preferred a F2.8, like the 14mm, and possibly half the size (and price).

I struggle to see the advantage of sub F2 lenses at this focal length on, what should be a small light camera system. There's not a great deal of differential focus between F1.4 and F2 or F2.8 below 20mm, provided the lens is sharp wide open - which the Fujinons I have, all are.

Still, If I had the cash, I'd be considering it...

Yes…but given the same available light it lets in half the amount of light .

Link | Posted on May 26, 2015 at 14:49 UTC
On article Fujifilm announces weather-resistant XF 50-140mm F2.8 (226 comments in total)
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nerd2: I don't think anyone will enter fuji system just for this lens, but I think this lens is at least somewhat comparable to FF f4 alternatives, being APS-C:

D610 + 70-200 f4 VR : $1900+$1400 = $3300
6D + 70-200 f4L IS: $1900 + $1300 = $3200
X-T1 + 50-140 f2.8 OIS : $1300+$1600 = $2900

Disagree…more often consumers with little knowledge end up buying “Mercedes” (In spite of the rep showing them entry level material)…just because they can!? Do you realize how much disposible income baby boomers have on the average?

Link | Posted on May 9, 2015 at 18:16 UTC
On article Samsung NX1 Review (1256 comments in total)
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panpen: Most posts here remind me of my neighbor and his Hyundai.

He always says his 3L engine Hyundai can do as good as my 3L BMW because they are about the same size. He questioned me a few times about the price I paid for my BMW. Every time I tell him the price (close to $45k) he tells me his Hyundai cost him half of that. The thing is, he doesn't know, I know he can't afford a BMW. I always let him believe our cars are 'almost the same'. Ciao

How about and km could pixel peep some more , have a bottle of scotch each and then make woopy to each other?

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2015 at 06:30 UTC
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nerd2: So nothing really new except for the gimmickry 40MP shot mode?

40MP shot mode sounds awesome.... until you realize that you need lens sharp enough to outresolve 160MP FF sensor. I highly doubt any lens out there can do that at all, and without sharp enough lens it's just a lot of wasted pixels.

Does the sensor shift alleviate additional image alignment in post ?

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 07:02 UTC
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adhall: Would have been nice to also make it equivalent to the Canon/Nikon 24-70s i.e. make it ~f/2.0...

F2.0 ?adhall how much would that lens be? $2400?

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 22:21 UTC
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Naveed Akhtar: Now three options as general purpose lens on Fuji X-mount system.

This is double the weight and price of 18-55mm without OIS and with WR.

Which one you gonna chose

A) 18-55mm f/2.8-4 R OIS
+ surprisingly sharp across the range
+ well controlled CA (negligible and only in extreme corners)
+ vig (1/4 stop in extreme corners; negligible)
+ distortion (.3 to -.1)%
+ small size (70.4mm x 65mm) and weight (330g)
+ well built (plastic with metal barell and mount)
+ filter size (58mm)
+ OIS (4 stops)
+ Fast quite AF
+ great bokeh with 7 rounded blades
+ EBC coating to reduce flare and ghosting
+ reasonably priced, specially in a kit option
+ wide aperture range f/2.8 - 4
- not macro (0.08 to 0.15)x magnification
- no weather sealing

I second ryan2007 because I have the 18-135 and am tired of switching to my 56 or even 16 in low light .Was thinking of selling the 18-135 but hope it distinguishes itself from the 16-55 2.8 and the 50-140 2.8 (both of which I am going to purchase).Right…I know…which one are you going to leave at home when you travel tscholent?

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2015 at 22:12 UTC

You forgot to mention that none of the cell phones will EVER support a wireless flash system because the frequencies don't allow it…so there goes another botched dinner table shot with a cellular vs.a perfect , all in focus with balance exposure image taken with a dslr (and oh …I forgot…candle light )

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2015 at 19:29 UTC as 3rd comment
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