dccberry

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Joined on Sep 2, 2003

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On article Fujifilm XF 50mm F1.0 R WR field review (276 comments in total)
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arjunmehta: The 50mm f2 is clearly the ~$450 elephant in the room.

At almost 30% the price and 24%(!) of the weight you get the same fast focus, weather resistance and a more compact design. Arguably sharper (at least wide open) as well. Not only that, but it’s much more abundant in the used market.

If you don’t need mega shallow DOF, it’s a great option for even professional portraiture at a small fraction of the cost.

No denying the compact “Fujicrons” are really great value compared to the upper tiered lenses in Fuji’s line up.

Run along, newbie.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2021 at 16:37 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 50mm F1.0 R WR field review (276 comments in total)
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arjunmehta: The 50mm f2 is clearly the ~$450 elephant in the room.

At almost 30% the price and 24%(!) of the weight you get the same fast focus, weather resistance and a more compact design. Arguably sharper (at least wide open) as well. Not only that, but it’s much more abundant in the used market.

If you don’t need mega shallow DOF, it’s a great option for even professional portraiture at a small fraction of the cost.

No denying the compact “Fujicrons” are really great value compared to the upper tiered lenses in Fuji’s line up.

I have way more professional hours under my belt than you most likely, and I have never had a client say " that's a great photo, but if would have been even better if you used a more expensive lens." That is a fantasy.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2021 at 22:35 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 50mm F1.0 R WR field review (276 comments in total)
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arjunmehta: The 50mm f2 is clearly the ~$450 elephant in the room.

At almost 30% the price and 24%(!) of the weight you get the same fast focus, weather resistance and a more compact design. Arguably sharper (at least wide open) as well. Not only that, but it’s much more abundant in the used market.

If you don’t need mega shallow DOF, it’s a great option for even professional portraiture at a small fraction of the cost.

No denying the compact “Fujicrons” are really great value compared to the upper tiered lenses in Fuji’s line up.

You're funny, Samuel.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2021 at 17:00 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 50mm F1.0 R WR field review (276 comments in total)
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arjunmehta: The 50mm f2 is clearly the ~$450 elephant in the room.

At almost 30% the price and 24%(!) of the weight you get the same fast focus, weather resistance and a more compact design. Arguably sharper (at least wide open) as well. Not only that, but it’s much more abundant in the used market.

If you don’t need mega shallow DOF, it’s a great option for even professional portraiture at a small fraction of the cost.

No denying the compact “Fujicrons” are really great value compared to the upper tiered lenses in Fuji’s line up.

@Samuel Lucifer- The 50 f/2 is actually a great professional tool. I sold the 90, and rented the 56, and the 50 f/2 is a better lens for my professional applications than either of the others. I love its rendering and sharpness. I have owned lots of top-tier optics ( Leica M, Halsselblad, Nikon, Zeiss, etc.) so I am not speaking as a hobbyist. You are entitled to your opinion of course, but to dismiss that lens as not being of professional quality is a bit uninformed.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2021 at 19:49 UTC
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if_then_else: Cosina/Voigtlander makes stunning lenses (both optically and in `haptically', so to speak) by carefully balancing size and image character against optical performance. While the resulting lenses cannot compete with some of the best glass by Nikon, Zeiss, Leica, and so on, the differences are often negligible, the Voigtlander feel better, are lasting longer, and are substantially smaller and often lighter. There is a real lack of compact (and manual) lenses by other companies. How many really need glass that is a tiny, tiny bit better under very specific conditions but 2 times the size and cost? I personally, love these Voigtlander lenses on M and F Mount and prefer their image character. Also, touching these lenses makes me want to use them, and, ultimately, this is what good gear is about. That said, I have too many of them :-|.

My Zeiss 100mm f/2 Nikon mount is made by Cosina, and easily stands up to anyone else's macro of that focal length.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2021 at 00:45 UTC
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Benjamin Kanarek: Great lens indeed. But, I don't understand the images. Are they fashion? Or are they portraits? Because if they are fashion, I am afraid they are not up to the standards expected in my metier. So, I will opt to assume that they are portraits.

What difference does it make what they "are"?

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2021 at 20:20 UTC
On article Leica Q2 Monochrom sample gallery (103 comments in total)

As someone who printed professionally in the darkroom for over 30 years, I find these pretty flat and underwhelming for the most part.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2020 at 18:29 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
On article Leica M10 Monochrom sample gallery (246 comments in total)

Although I have used and loved most of the M film bodies in their day, this doesn't do too much for me. The images seem pretty flat, so that may have to do with post-processing more than anything, but if I was making darkroom prints, most of these would not make the cut.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2020 at 17:26 UTC as 18th comment
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Newbie4Life: Another hipster camera good for nothing but walking around and taking pictures of stationary objects.

If you can afford a special use case like that awesome for you. If you live in the real world there are 10000 other cameras better suited for everyday life.

Hilarious. Uninformed, but hilarious.

Link | Posted on Dec 10, 2019 at 00:34 UTC
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Scottelly: I can't understand why Epson would make this scanner USB2. It's as if they just don't care about the speed enhancements they could make with the processor in the computer assisting the scanner to work faster . . . or maybe I'm just clueless.

It does not need a faster connection than USB 2.0 because the mechanical components are not going to go any faster than they already do. I've used the V600 for some small jobs, and the cable connection is not the slowest part of the process.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2019 at 18:18 UTC
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kobakokh: any of old full frame DSLR easy beating this new APS-C sensors in terms of image quality and details, especially at high ISOs. And old Nikon D7100 is in pair with them, what we can easy see at this chart, and it cost about 300 USD in mint condition now. For photographers its more then enough. Same we can say about old Canon 6D too - cost now 600 USD, that all, also you can buy full frame lenses cheaper then modern aps-c lenses...

In the real world, I have never had a client say "this image rocks, but I wish you'd used a full-frame camera". I agree that some cameras can produce better image quality under certain circumstances than the X-T3 sensor, but since I shoot for print reproduction mostly, there have been no circumstances where it has failed to deliver images that people pay me for. That is the bottom line for professionals: delivering great usable images that the client loves. I still use a D810 and Zeiss 100mm macro for copying artwork, but the APS-C system works for everything else so far.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2019 at 17:20 UTC
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kobakokh: any of old full frame DSLR easy beating this new APS-C sensors in terms of image quality and details, especially at high ISOs. And old Nikon D7100 is in pair with them, what we can easy see at this chart, and it cost about 300 USD in mint condition now. For photographers its more then enough. Same we can say about old Canon 6D too - cost now 600 USD, that all, also you can buy full frame lenses cheaper then modern aps-c lenses...

The X-T3 spanks my Nikon D4 for image quality and tracking of action at any ISO. Charts don't tell the story the way real-world usage does.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2019 at 00:25 UTC
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Lobbamobba: Its interesting that its the hipsters and posers that hate the new screen.
The guys that wanted an XT3 for the specs but in a range finder style so hey wold look ”cool”. 
But they didn’t count on Fuji going all in on the RF experience.
So now the posers are all up in arms because they have to choose between looking ”cool” and their insecurity about camera spaces.

The rest of us just see a X-Pro with a usable tilt screen instead of an annoying fully articulated.

The articulating display on the X-T3 is completely useful for editorial work. I hold the camera over my head often, and sometimes at waist level as well. X-T3 is the flagship as far as my needs go.

Link | Posted on Oct 25, 2019 at 19:54 UTC
On article Nikon Z50 review (2010 comments in total)
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Mariano Pacifico: A first for Nikkor lens made of plastic. Back then a plastic lens were called Series E.

The Fuji 23mm has a ton of plastic in it as well.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2019 at 23:54 UTC
On article Canon's 32MP chip marks the end of the 24MP APS-C era (493 comments in total)
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paulfulper: I still prefer less than 20MP because the hard drives fill up fast with high MP cameras

Hard drives are the least expensive piece of equipment related to digital photography.

Link | Posted on Oct 16, 2019 at 00:11 UTC
On article Nikon developing D6 professional DSLR (1010 comments in total)
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Aegon Targaryen: All this yammering about "slapping mirrors"...

It hurts, doesn't it? I don't know why it hurts you so much, but it sure seems to. That those slapping mirrors are slapping the snot out of your mirrorlesses... 🤣

Although I am a longtime Nikon user, my Fuji X-T3 is now slapping the snot out of my beloved D4 in every way. Better tracking of action, and a monster in low light. Sensor size is no longer an issue.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2019 at 21:08 UTC

Possibly the tackiest version of this camera I have ever seen.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2019 at 22:48 UTC as 153rd comment | 3 replies
On article Leica Q2 sample gallery (168 comments in total)
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thoth22: DPreview, how about a battle of the little 28mm cams - this versus the GRIII? It would be interesting to see the results, though of course the potential buyers for each perspective camera is completely different, it would be interesting.

I bet that that up to 16x20 at at low ISO, prints would look pretty similar. I have used Leica M glass for many years, and the lens on the GL is optically stellar. At high ISO and for huge prints, I'm sure the Leica would look better. It just depends on what you intend to use the camera for.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2019 at 19:51 UTC
On article Leica Q2 sample gallery (168 comments in total)
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thoth22: DPreview, how about a battle of the little 28mm cams - this versus the GRIII? It would be interesting to see the results, though of course the potential buyers for each perspective camera is completely different, it would be interesting.

If the lens on the GRIII is as good as the one the original GR, it will stack up quite nicely to the Leica lens.

Link | Posted on Mar 13, 2019 at 22:20 UTC
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pro photo 2011: @dccberry

Counting you, we have at least 24 fanboys readying $900 to buy the GR III. I may wait 6-8 months and get a good one on eBay for $500.

Whatever...I actually have not indicated that I was ready to buy this. I love the first version of this camera, and routinely make great 16x20 prints with it. Even the older versions hold their used value well, so you won't be seeing a GRIII for $500 anytime soon. If you've never used one of these cameras, don't knock it. They are way more than the sum of their parts on paper, and produce some of the nicest RAW files I have seen from any camera.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2019 at 18:50 UTC
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