The City Lane

The City Lane

Lives in Australia Melbourne, Australia
Has a website at https://thecitylane.com
Joined on May 7, 2013
About me:

Travel and food photographer and writer.

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Funny Valentine: The fujifilm X100V is disqualified simply for not having IBIS. The Ricoh GRIIIX is the better camera in 99,9% of situations.

If 99.9% of your photography requires IBIS, you must be operating in an extremely niche area.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2021 at 21:51 UTC
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crsantin: 200 shots per charge for a modern digital camera is a bit of a joke really. You'd have to have a half dozen batteries with you just to be safe, basically always charging batteries. Nice camera but no thanks.

Third the Powerbank solution. Whenever I'm travelling, a pocketable power bank gives me more than enough juice to use my both phone and dedicated camera all day.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2021 at 22:03 UTC
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hikerdoc: I see leaks and rumors already for the iPhone 14. Has 13 even hit the shelves yet? Who has the money for all of these continual uptweaks? Not all of us are teenagers you know!

The fact that the next iPhone will come out in September next year isn't exactly a surprise. Just because a new phone new comes out, it doesn't mean that your old phone is obsolete. Use what you have for as long as you like, upgrade when you feel like you need/want to. The fact that you don't need to upgrade your phone doesn't mean that progress should halt until that time.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2021 at 21:55 UTC
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Boss of Sony: Including the larger sensor in the iPhone 13/13 mini but still restricting Pro Raw to the pro models is the kind of marketing trick Apple pulls again and again. There is no plausible reason why they couldn’t include Pro Raw in the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini.

Not any more. Pixel 6 Pro will be the only option if you want the best camera and refresh rate screen versus the lower specced Pixel 6. Huge size of the Pixel 6 Pro versus the best cameras in the regular sized iPhone 13 Pro actually has me considering moving back to an iPhone for the first time since 2010.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2021 at 23:13 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Five best Fujifilm Film Simulation modes (202 comments in total)
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Aroart: Wow.. Find it rather amusing they would use a pic of Olympus camera on the opening page..

It's an X100V

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2021 at 02:22 UTC
On article Hands-on with the new Fujifilm X100V (177 comments in total)
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what_i_saw: 2250 AUD in Australia.

Street, travel, and food are my jam. Perfect for me :)

Link | Posted on Mar 31, 2020 at 23:04 UTC
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The City Lane: Re charging, I've tried charging with my USB-C to USB-C cable and PD battery pack and it doesn't charge. Makes no sense at all given that all of my other USB-C devices charge this way, no issues.

Odd. I've tried with a long cord (1mtr) and short (15cm).

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2020 at 20:42 UTC

Re charging, I've tried charging with my USB-C to USB-C cable and PD battery pack and it doesn't charge. Makes no sense at all given that all of my other USB-C devices charge this way, no issues.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2020 at 09:26 UTC as 14th comment | 4 replies
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justmeMN: "The biggest audience is slightly older people, who remember film cameras." - Fuji

Who are currently becoming much older people. :-)

Oh well, there is still the hipster demographic.

"Hipster" as a derogatory term is one of the most cliched, over-used terms around. It means nothing.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2020 at 00:50 UTC
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Kung Fu: They made it uglier.

Aesthetic beauty is subjective, however the general consensus is that this is more refined and appealing aesthetically than the previous models. I'm genuinely curious as to what you find uglier about it.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2020 at 00:47 UTC
On article Hands-on with the new Fujifilm X100V (177 comments in total)
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what_i_saw: 2250 AUD in Australia.

Have seen it as low as $1,960 at Cameras Direct.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2020 at 10:56 UTC
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Don Mario: x100 rules! weather sealing please and no tilt screen!

I really don't get the resistance to a tilt screen. If you don't want to use the tilt functionality just keep it in its fixed position and you're done. The chances of the screen breaking off due to it being a tilt screen is so minuscule that it's not a real concern at all.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2019 at 22:48 UTC

In all honesty it's a pretty pointless argument in 2017. If you've got a high specced mac or PC you'll have the power and software you need to do what you want. It really just boils down to personal choice these days. Both are excellent and more than capable of doing the job well.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 03:09 UTC as 62nd comment | 4 replies
On article DPReview Gear of the Year - Part 1: Fujifilm X100S (303 comments in total)

Clearly the X100S isn't for everybody. I never understand it when people insinuate that something isn't good because it doesn't suit their purposes. If there was one kind of camera that suited all purposes then every company would only release their version of this same camera.

The X100S offers excellent quality in a small package at a focal length which suits many people. The vast majority of my photography is either street photography or food photography, and the X100S is an excellent camera for these two uses.

I get great shots that convey exactly what I want and thoroughly enjoy using the camera. It was tough deciding whether parting with so many $$$ was worth it before I bought the camera, but in the 6 months that I've owned the X100S, I've not had a single moment of regret.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2013 at 22:35 UTC as 23rd comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm X100S Review (486 comments in total)
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Cailean Gallimore: This camera is a joy to use. Best camera I've ever owned.

Likewise. Absolutely zero regrets since I purchased mine back in May.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2013 at 03:46 UTC
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