kreislauf

kreislauf

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justinwonnacott: am I missing something here? This hands on is well.... hands on because the cameras are a different colour!? Is that it? Doh . . .

Obviously.
These are nice photos of the camera.
If you are interested, that's a good thing.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 21:56 UTC
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Ben O Connor: Lovely cams. But X line has huge lenses. I haven't see any seious pancake or folding zooms as microfourthirds offers.
X-T2 is a video beast of Pre-GH5 era. But will it remain same ?

X-Pro is also cool but huge for sensor/body ratio since sony made full frame 7 series.

One word: olympus 25mm/1.2

I agree, the fuji 1.4 and 1.2 lenses are huge.
But compare them to autofocus 135 lenses like nikon canon or sigma. The fall in line, apsc size.

And don't compare them with the 1.8 lenses from olympus. Those are tiny

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 21:45 UTC
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FBoneOne: I am a Fuji fan, but did you really just equate the release of those two new finishes to last year's announcement of the D5/D500? Hyperbole anybody?

Yeah, well i paused there too. He really must love the colors to write it like this :)

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 21:40 UTC
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bdbender4: This may not be in the "utterly unnecessary" category, and I am glad you like it, but it seems to be in the "bling for bling's sake" category. Other than Panasonic, it looks like not much is happening at CES. For Fuji, where is the sneak peek at the X100F, X-T20, and X-E3?

Quick help for me here. Why is the xtrans III not good enough?

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 21:38 UTC
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justmeMN: No red, no sale. :-)

Leica then for you?

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 21:36 UTC
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villagranvicent: The X-Pro2 looks pretty sexy. I see my Sony A7 and feel depressed.

Don't be mean. I'm quite sure he didn't mean that literally.

On the other hand: being faced by people lacking humor...
I am not surprised people love the Kardashians

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 21:35 UTC
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TwoMetreBill: How about something useful like:
1. 120-150mm macro
2. 16-240 f/4 travel zoom that focuses down to 1:2
3. 12-120 f/2.8 pro grade lens
4. providing close focusing to all their lenses
5. fixing the X sensor green channel smear (yes it is better with the "2" series bodies but the Olympus cameras with sensors only half as big still perform Fuji x-bodies

So Fuji, get over your fascination with paint and address your real problems.

Didn't know you have to pay money to be allowed to have an opinion.

The list just made me giggle.
Not the points itself per se. The sheer sum of it.

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 21:29 UTC
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TwoMetreBill: How about something useful like:
1. 120-150mm macro
2. 16-240 f/4 travel zoom that focuses down to 1:2
3. 12-120 f/2.8 pro grade lens
4. providing close focusing to all their lenses
5. fixing the X sensor green channel smear (yes it is better with the "2" series bodies but the Olympus cameras with sensors only half as big still perform Fuji x-bodies

So Fuji, get over your fascination with paint and address your real problems.

Geee, you sound like you like you some fyyyyyyyyne superzoom bridge camera, ain't you hubbahubba? Try a panasonic fz1000, will give you your travelzoom and close focussing

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2017 at 21:06 UTC
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DamianFI: I don't get it, the images look like a Nikon D40 with crushed contrast and an instagram filter.
There's no character in it, unless that character is pathetic IQ.

There's glorious film like Velvia, Kodachrome and more and then there's this rubbish.

Uh here we go.
In this forum you either meet people advocating FF or people prioritizing the aesthetic component.

Unfortunately many here look down on the other, claiming they didn't understand the essence. Read the posts above...

Link | Posted on Jan 1, 2017 at 11:34 UTC
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DamianFI: I don't get it, the images look like a Nikon D40 with crushed contrast and an instagram filter.
There's no character in it, unless that character is pathetic IQ.

There's glorious film like Velvia, Kodachrome and more and then there's this rubbish.

Well, it is an easy fix for people who just heard about the film era of photography and want to be part without the pain.
I can hear it: man analog looks yo cool

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 14:01 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1634 comments in total)
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CIASpook: Don't look at this as upgrading. Look at cameras as a tool to accomplish a goal. What is your goal? Once you define that, you'll know what you need to do or people can better provide advice.

I started with D70, D200, and D300. I knew I wanted FF once I saw that I could shoot wider shots with a greater DOF. When my D300 and 17-55 f/2.8 (awesome lens btw) were stolen, I had an opportunity to buy a friend's D700. I then picked up a 24-70 and have been exceptionally happy. Except, now I discovered soft edges on my 70-200 f/2.8 VR1. :( But that's when I mostly shot pretty girls and occasional landscapes. In the past 2 years I started shooting wildlife. I intended on staying with FF forever...but Nikon's new D500 was too far to pass up. I have put off my saving for a D810 and bit the bullet on the D500. That with my 200-500 f/5.6 VR Nikon...the APS-C has given me a free zoom boost. Hard to beat that!!

Someday I'll "upgrade" my D700...someday.

Yes i realized that later. Never paid too much attention to the canikon offerings but was quite amazed when i read about the d500

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 13:38 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1634 comments in total)
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Vamp898: I upgraded from Compact to APS-C, from APS-C to FullFrame and after non of the available FullFrame Cameras meet my needs, i switched back to APS-C.

Its all about what you need. If the camera which is best for you uses an 1" Sensor, than you should use this.

Im gonna upgrade to APS-H because the successor of my camera offers this, if it would offer FullFrame, i would go FullFrame. But it doesnt and other FullFrames arent what i need, so...

+1
For buying my next sytem i have made an excel sheet purely based on the available lenses that i see me using for all the different mounts (12 systems so far) and only then did i start to think about sensor size, camera features and price, although they all are important in the end (eg i will never buy an otis lens)

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 13:34 UTC
On article Opinion: The myth of the upgrade path (1634 comments in total)
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jan1970: In my view the capabilities of APS-C cameras were kept lower than possible by the OEM. It needed Sigma to step in.

I assume for 85% of my shoots APS-C cameras and lenses are sufficient.

Well, ok. That is reason enough.
I favour picking the right lens/camera combo for your needs.
If it means having a nightvision setup with lenses faster than 1.2 and amazing high iso cameras, we have more options every month so it seems.
No ideological hard feelings here on my part :)

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 13:26 UTC
On article Sigma releases price and availability for sd Quattro H (376 comments in total)
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Marcelobtp: IF is the same form factor of the original dp quattro series, then a very bad decision to produce such a camera. Really, ergonomy was really bad on those cams

Then how did you hold a Quattro the right way? Didn't find info on that...

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 13:16 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 14mm F2.8 R review (7 comments in total)
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BarnET: It may be good if DPreview would include the camera used in AF conclusion.
And also with the firmware version. The XE-1 used to be very sluggish in AF. But with the firmware made big improvements

That's true for all the fuji cameras

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 05:54 UTC
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kevintendyphoto: this is not useful review come on, look at this: http://goo.gl/GftzVT

and this: http://www.wazer.eu/venus-laowa-15mm-f4-macro-tilt/

"Sharpness to be samewhat wanting"
don't get me wrong: If that is your impression, I'm fine with it and don't want to convince you otherwise.

It's just: sharpness is nice and helps some pictures to stand out. But it is too damn easy to zoom in 100% and pixelpeep and thereby wasting precious lifetime over it. Sharpness is not everything.

Dierk Topp made a comparison on his a7RII with a Zeiss 16-35/4. Full res images in the link below.
To make it short: i didn't see any differences in detail @f/5.6 at 100% in these 40MP images. But then again, I didn't measure it scientifically.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dierktopp/albums/72157658030496020/with/21116704719/

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2016 at 13:06 UTC
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RingoMan: It would be nice to see this lens reviewed by someone that appreciates and understands the merits of a shift lens. This lens is not intended for general shooting. I would never go out and shoot general images with a shift lens or a non auto focus lens. Comments that talk about limitations that pertain to such use is, well, useless! It is like taking a convertible to carry golf clubs! The only shot here done with the shift does not straighten the verticals so do not even show that image. As a shift lens this lens is very capable. I shoot interiors of homes with a 12-24 zoom. To keep the vertical lines straight I need to keep my lens perpendicular to the walls. With no shift so often I need to crop the ceiling. With this 15, I can get perfectly corrected verticals while eliminating most of the ceiling. Outside I can get a perfectly keystone corrected exterior shot of the house without all that driveway or road in the foreground.
Manual focus is no problem on wide like this due to massive depth of field. I shoot always at f:10 as nothing moves in my shots.
The minor barrel/moustache distortion can easily be removed and then this would be a perfect lens. I cannot get any other wide shift for this price. So, reviewers, stop taking flower shots with this lens. Stop bringing a sledge hammer to put a tiny nail in the wall.

@RingoMan
your attitude is a bit much, don't you think?

no, this is not a universal lens, you are right.
pairing "macro", meaning close focusing capabilities with a wide lens, is not "silly". Of course you would not buy this lens if you need to do product shots to make a living from it!!!

1. I didn't get your first point.

2. "street" is photography, showing people in open spaces. It is not about focal lengths, sorry if you learned that only 28 and 35mm lenses are allowed for that.

3. having shift capabilities on a lens compared to none is in my book not limiting! but enabling. like your D300 in comparison to the new D500.

4. close focusing is superhelpful with wide lenses on crop sensors and allows for nice experiments

5. Laowa and DPR here should know how to use the shift. You are plain arrogant to suspect otherwise.

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2016 at 12:48 UTC
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paugom: what is the approximate price ?

$499

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2016 at 11:48 UTC
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ChristinaReed: The pictures look amazing. Is it reasonable ana amateur like me to buy one?

nothing in photography is reasonable.
go get yours, I will get one too...

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2016 at 11:44 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2198 comments in total)
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Wildbegonia: At this level of performance and price, what is a tilting LCD good for? The least or basic standard feature this camera should have is FULLY ARTICULATED LCD.

Jesus, then don't buy this camera and stop whining about the features it does not have.
Why are you wasting your time like this?

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2016 at 22:46 UTC
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