keeponkeepingon

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lol. Y'all still use google?

Because of irritating stuff such as this and regionalization/search bubbling I rarely use google for searches.

Instead I use duck duck go . It has a nice image search and a "view image" that takes you directly to the image file and a much cleaner interface.

If for some reason I don't like the duck duck go search results I just end my search with a !g or !i (the later takes me directly to googles image search).

What other non-google non-bing options do y'all like?????

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=dpreview&t=hg&iax=images&ia=images

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2018 at 16:14 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies

wow great job sony!

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2018 at 16:12 UTC as 13th comment

But seriously........

I'm building a new computer and looking into card readers so I immediately thought of this post and wondered what this $6K computer uses for a card reader.

DOH

Not one mention of the card reader anywhere. Crazy given the whole point of the computer is to ingest and process photos.

You could argue he probably uses a USB reader so it's not part of the build yet he made sure to include the Bose soundlink II which does not even need to be wired to the computer.

So what's a top end card reader, the latest and greatest suitable for a build like this?

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2018 at 09:21 UTC as 3rd comment

"For my needs Lightroom loves the highest clock speed it can get, as opposed to a ton of lower clocked cores."

LoL. Adobe just changed this with the latest performance updates.

Time to build a new computer......

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2018 at 08:50 UTC as 4th comment
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keeponkeepingon: Fuji really needs an affordable "kit" pancake similar to canon's 22mm/F2.

Even this new power zoom looks huge on on the small camera negating a lot of the size advantage of the small body.

Well I'm jealous darn good photos because my kit lens on my AE-1 Programg was just the 50mm F1.8.

"; kitting with a prime really doesn't happen in DSLR land."

But it's frequent in mirrorless land. Canon, Fuji, Samsung, Pentax have all had mirrorless cameras with primes as the kit lens. Primary factor being keeping size down to offer a form factor significantly different from a DSLR (something large cheap kit primes sort of defeats).

Unfortunately now that everyone has smallish primes such as sony's 16-50, this fuji prime and the new canon EF-M 15-45 the prime kit availability (and kit IQ) is going away......

But all the semantics and kit no kit aside I don't think we are arguing about anything. I think even the most ardent Fuji aficionado would agree it would be great if Fuji had something similar in size/price/iq/etc to the EF-M 22mm to pair with the lower end bodies such as the A5.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 07:08 UTC

"reporting that Google will start removing direct links to image URLs"

I was just google image searching the other day and whenever the link was to a stock agency that had all sorts of hassles I'd just ignore it or re-do the search with the offending website omitted.

The vast majority of searchers are not producing paid content and are not going to pay stock photo fees. Making it hard for them to grab something just puts your web site in the "ignore" pile when sorting through images......

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 06:59 UTC as 2nd comment
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David610: I'm going to buy one of these for my 86yo jetsetting aunty. One of her trips this year is to Iceland. This camera is to replace an aging Canon SX230 HS which in her hands takes brilliant travel photgraphs. She is going to love the EVF and optical stabilisation.

I'd consider whatever canon has that is close or at least give her a choice.

I'm no where near 86 and as a long time canon point and shoot user (S95, S100 etc) picked up one of the lower end panasonic travel zooms (ZS50 or something).

Gosh I had a heck of a time getting used to the interface. I think I've "got it" but still don't like switching to the panasonic when I need the long zoom.....

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 06:53 UTC
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keeponkeepingon: Fuji really needs an affordable "kit" pancake similar to canon's 22mm/F2.

Even this new power zoom looks huge on on the small camera negating a lot of the size advantage of the small body.

> Obviously we are discussing cheaper kit

Obviously the 22mm F2 is a cheaper kit lens compared to the relatively huge $450 XF23 F2, and the $700 XF18-55 F2.8-4

I'm not sure why it's "obvious" that a kit lens has to be a zoom. For a zillion years the standard "kit" on SLRs was the 50mm F1.8 so for me "Kit" and prime go hand in hand.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2018 at 07:18 UTC

What does this have to do with photography?

Canon makes copiers but I don't think we've ever seen a copier post.

So why are we seeing crypto mining cr@p just because they licensed the kodak name?

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2018 at 17:44 UTC as 3rd comment
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keeponkeepingon: Fuji really needs an affordable "kit" pancake similar to canon's 22mm/F2.

Even this new power zoom looks huge on on the small camera negating a lot of the size advantage of the small body.

> 80 for the EOS-M was a typo, that price was meant for the EX90 flash

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 08:52 UTC
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Jefftan: lens is key
remember all entry level mirrorless, only Fuji and Panasonic kit lens is decent
This is the most important factor especially if one has no lens of the system

Sony/Olympus kit especially bad, Canon 15-45 not much better

for camera alone the best entry level ,my pick is E-M 10 III
got the amazing in body IS similar to E-M1 II (only for still, no 4k)

but only for one if have other MFT lens
that 14-42z is as bad as Sony 16-50

actually if one find a good 16-50 than 14-42z is worst
I know of no good copy of 14-42z, all junk

Olympus is shameful for putting out the worst kit lens among all

"Judging lenses based on uncorrected is BS. These lenses are designed for lens correction"

Actually it's not. If you actually read the reviews I linked you would see that with correction enabled the corners/edges get softer. Sure you can correct a distortion which is "nothing short of insane." but if you know anything about how correction works you would know that the correction comes at a price..... So yeah distortion crazy distortion is an issue....

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 08:51 UTC
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keeponkeepingon: Fuji really needs an affordable "kit" pancake similar to canon's 22mm/F2.

Even this new power zoom looks huge on on the small camera negating a lot of the size advantage of the small body.

> > their kit lenses...less so.

The 22mmF2 was the kit lens on my $200 new-in-the box EOS-M

The flop of the original EOS-M in the US market was great for bargain hunters. $200 for the body with lens, $60 for a new EF adapter, $80 for the EOS-M, $80 for the kit 18-55 zoom, optimized flash that can be used as an optical master for cheap off-camera flash. Those were great days for folks on a budget

I've been super impressed with the iq from my $80 EF-M 18-55. Maybe I just have a good copy as reviews are not stellar but the same can be said for the some of the low cost fuji lenses.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2018 at 07:37 UTC

Another the iphone is so great article yet every picture has fantastic lighting.

Yes we all know the iphone is a great sunny day camera. And sure it would be fine for my 30th trip to nepal but for my once in a lifetime trip to nepal? I just might bring something to help out with wide angle , telephoto or low light opportunities

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2018 at 08:47 UTC as 148th comment
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keeponkeepingon: Fuji really needs an affordable "kit" pancake similar to canon's 22mm/F2.

Even this new power zoom looks huge on on the small camera negating a lot of the size advantage of the small body.

"they already make 27mm and they are affordable"

How the heck is $450 "affordable" for a low-end $500 body?

Plus it's too long and too slow (compared to the canon's $250, affordable 22mm/F2).

Canon "hit the nail on the head" with the perfect cheap prime at the perfect size for a mirrorless body. I"m still waiting for Fuji (and sony) to offer something similar.

They copied canon with the 15-45 perhaps they'll catch up and copy the EF-M 22mm......

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2018 at 10:25 UTC
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keeponkeepingon: Fuji really needs an affordable "kit" pancake similar to canon's 22mm/F2.

Even this new power zoom looks huge on on the small camera negating a lot of the size advantage of the small body.

"You really need to match Canon's vast and prolific output of EF-M lenses"

I don't know about you but I can only shoot with one lens at a time and the EF-M is the sweet spot for focal length speed and size. Nothing that fuji has matches it in that price range.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2018 at 10:23 UTC

Fuji really needs an affordable "kit" pancake similar to canon's 22mm/F2.

Even this new power zoom looks huge on on the small camera negating a lot of the size advantage of the small body.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 08:41 UTC as 15th comment | 17 replies
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Jefftan: lens is key
remember all entry level mirrorless, only Fuji and Panasonic kit lens is decent
This is the most important factor especially if one has no lens of the system

Sony/Olympus kit especially bad, Canon 15-45 not much better

for camera alone the best entry level ,my pick is E-M 10 III
got the amazing in body IS similar to E-M1 II (only for still, no 4k)

but only for one if have other MFT lens
that 14-42z is as bad as Sony 16-50

actually if one find a good 16-50 than 14-42z is worst
I know of no good copy of 14-42z, all junk

Olympus is shameful for putting out the worst kit lens among all

Sony/Fuji 16-50 has 7% barrel distorion on the wide end. Canon's is only 3%.

It's also sharper in the corners:

"Verdict

The Sony E 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS broke a couple of records but unfortunately not in the positive sense. Its uncorrected distortion and vignetting figures are nothing short of insane."

"Verdict
The Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 STM IS may not be their most glorious offering but it is actually a quite decent lens. Unless we are talking about the wide-open performance at 15mm, it is a quite sharp lens. Image distortions as well as lateral CAs are about average for a lens in this class. "

http://www.photozone.de/sony-alpha-aps-c-lens-tests/842-sony1650f3556oss?start=1

http://www.photozone.de/canon-eos/972-canon_m1545_3563?start=1

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 08:38 UTC
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El Chubasco: I keep waiting for Fuji to catch up with the competition and release a camera that can replace my Lumix LX100. Thought this one would make it but... nope, not this one.

Just out of curiousity chubasco, what is it missing?

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2018 at 08:26 UTC
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Bgpgraebner: That guy who spent $6k in a lightroom-optimised PC must be really pleased right now.

Mike Davis, my understanding is that elements has an entirely different code base and the entire design team is located on the other side of the world (india).

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2018 at 18:34 UTC
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agachart: AMD Ryzen can do it?

please no commercial testing.

" we were able to make significant strides with our partners at Intel on addressing key performance issues."

IF CPU == INTEL THEN "GO FAST NOW"

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2018 at 05:56 UTC
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