iAPX

iAPX

Lives in Canada Montreal, Canada
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at http://hairshooter.com
Joined on Jan 29, 2012
About me:

Photography is a side-line, fashion photography as a job (won awards), portraiture and street photography as an "amateur" hobby. Strangely I "create" pictures, but on the long term, I discovered other things in my pictures, I am not constructing them or choosing them, when I look at the past 20 years, they have things in common, the creation is probably more than the creator, even an hidden part of him...

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On article F is for '4th': Hands-on with Fujifilm X100F (421 comments in total)

Want to see sample pictures taken by the DPReview staff :p

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 12:45 UTC as 76th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm X100 (171 comments in total)

Bought it as fast as I could.

Had incredible pleasure to use it, despite it's so slow AF, Image Quality was impressing and the hybrid viewfinder is a powerful feature!

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 12:40 UTC as 75th comment | 1 reply
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Kwick1: Sorry, Barney, but this is kind of a ridiculous review. You're trying to use a rangefinder camera like you would a mirrorless camera, then complaining when it doesn't act like an a6500. No wonder you didn't like it that much.

MyReality - As you wrote "Image Quality changes every six month for digital". So why this one seems to come from 2012 or 2010?

As a watch collector, an ex-911 owner, I know some products are worth their prices, because they last longer and are beautifully engineered and crafted, I would also says that about the D300 (min lasted nearly 10 years and I sold it last week!).

I would agree that we could do with this noise level, it seems similar to that of a D300 (yes!), and many great and awesome photographers did impressive pictures with it.

But still, we expect excellence at this price level, and not noisy 500 ISO pictures, and I guess that it will be trunced by the new Fuji X100F with just an APS-C sensor!

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 12:33 UTC
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Rumle: I don't understand why camera and other tech companies can't stand on one leg with the naming scheme. now it feels like a few hours since Leica skipped the Mx (M8, M9) to just M with confusing TypXXX naming, obviously it would get major confusing sooner or later.. now they are back with the M10.. What the fuss?? in reality it should have been called M11.. But then, Leica never really been consistent with the naming.

I know another german company that dub it's product the same name on different generations, with a "Typ" (in german), for example I owned a "Typ 964" from this company, it was a Porsche 911.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 01:16 UTC
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Kwick1: Sorry, Barney, but this is kind of a ridiculous review. You're trying to use a rangefinder camera like you would a mirrorless camera, then complaining when it doesn't act like an a6500. No wonder you didn't like it that much.

Maybe it's gear head to want to have IQ (not Intellectual Quotient but Image Quality), from a $7000 camera to compete to years old $2000 Full-Frame cameras or even an actual APS-C camera, maybe even a sub-$1000 a6000. Would be fun to see results ;)

But if it could not take good pictures, at least by 2 or 3 years old standards, what is it worth?

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 01:15 UTC
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Kwick1: Sorry, Barney, but this is kind of a ridiculous review. You're trying to use a rangefinder camera like you would a mirrorless camera, then complaining when it doesn't act like an a6500. No wonder you didn't like it that much.

I would like to see the Sony a6500 compard, especially in ISO 500 and ISO 3200, I wouldn't be surprised if it did far better (at the sensor level and IQ)

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 00:28 UTC
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uhoh07: You have to love all the little trolls knashing teeth and trying to comprehend what has just happened. If the M10 can shoot at ISO 6400 as claimed, that, combined with the classic M6 footprint, big OVF, nice EVF and tools will easily make it the 2017 "camera of the year".

The bloated ugly Canikons and Nex-like medium format Fujis and Hassies will just knash their teeth in the shawdows as M10s are carried ON the runways around the world in the next months. Solms just made a supermodel, and the whole world is about to "read all about it".

You can't overstate the success of the M10 for Leica. After trashing the very nice SL, DPR is peeing their pants over this camera and "editing DNGs to taste".

I love it. :)

There is a picture at 3200ISO that is as grainy as I would expect my old D300 do, it's just 10 years away from now, with same exact pixel size on the sensor.

For only $7000? Waow!

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 00:27 UTC

A noisy picture on the NYC subway at ISO 500, and a grainy one at ISO 3200, with a 24MP "newly developped" full-frame sensor?!?

It's at 2 or 3 ISO-level far away from the now old D610 or D750.
In fact at 3200 ISO, with pixels having the sam exact size as my old D300, it seems to be a par, but it's 10 year's old technology!

What is this mess about?!?

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 00:26 UTC as 145th comment | 8 replies
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fatdeeman: "It can't be the battery because there's more than one supplier" great circular logic from the resident tech experts!

Chances are it was the specification the batteries were made to that was the problem, energy density too high and/or the charge current excessive.

Most lithium batteries are recommended to be charged at a rate of 1c but many phones now exceed this as the demand for faster charging increases. Sometimes this is achieved by pulse charging which varies the charge rate between high and low simply because the cells cannot tolerate the higher rate continuously. The biggest issue is the technology is being pushed right to the limits and in this case possibly beyond!

As Apollo 11 witnessed, a bug or an error might be in the documentation or specifications.

In this case it's highly probable, as well as a lack of proper testing, both totally due to Samsung's desire to go to market too fast!

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 12:18 UTC
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belle100: So ALL of the "several battery suppliers" are to be blamed for causing this "commotion". How come Note 7 is the only phone causing all these fires reported on this magnitude. Is it because of its uniqueness? I hope they can address that super natural phenomenon in their official report.

What a blatant lie to try to cover up the incompetence.

+1 belle100 and I expected that answer, for cultural reasons: Samsung could not be responsible, Samsung's upper-management doesn't make errors, third-party is the natural source of the troubles, even when it's Samsung SDI!

When you supply a product, you are fully responsible for any part of it, wether you actually produce it, you buy already existing parts, or as in this case you buy them from others companies on your specifications.

Too fast. Too much. Not enough testing. Failure recipe!

Link | Posted on Jan 17, 2017 at 12:09 UTC

The first thing you must ask a wedding photographer is about her insurance, the pro have one, the other none. Then you should look at the portfolio, but is not an insurance by itself that *your* wedding will have great photos, just that there was great photos in front of you...

Wedding photography is a business in itself, it is not photography (AFAIK), and I refused to be a wedding photographer, instead i was invited by friends and then, as an invitee, did photography for my pleasure (and their delight at the end).

It is a serious business hat must be seriously considered.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 22:33 UTC as 257th comment

I used the QuickTake 150 (with a serial cable to my Windows PC at that time), essentially for my motos.com website, to have the ability to shoot and put online image at a fast pace, especially when covering international exhibitions on Paris, Köln and München.

It gave me the ability to take my bike on the early morning, speeding through europe, shoot pictures (not a lot, and most of them in 320x240 the "basic" resolution"), come back late at night and post pictures and comments on the next morning.

It was great to capture things for the web, putting them online days ahead of the press, and adapted to the resolution needed at theat time for the web.

Link | Posted on Dec 28, 2016 at 12:33 UTC as 26th comment

I want one of them, even if I don't really need it, just to expose it!

It's Industrial Design as it's best, every detail is focused on providing an easy and perfect experience, including the concave edges to add more grip when rotating the dial.

He designs simple things for simple problems, with awesome solutions that are both elegant and simple! Chapeau bas, Monsieur!

PS: it's a great photographer too! https://www.instagram.com/jordansteranka/

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2016 at 00:34 UTC as 47th comment | 3 replies

The value of this camera is clearly not on the low-light possibilities, even if it's better than many smartphones by 1 or 2 stops, it could not compete with 1" or APS-C in low light, not talking about full-frames!

The value is the mobility, compactness, ruggedness of the sensor+lens part, the ability to remotely take photos or videos in harsh conditions, as well as the versatility of the usages.

Where are the accessories to use it like another action-cam?

Link | Posted on Dec 6, 2016 at 23:02 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies

Groundbreaking!

Red for juste 1000$ more than the original version, I should buy both (and the black one too)!

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 12:35 UTC as 49th comment | 1 reply

Many hardware problems have been fixed by software, including lens defaults, but not this kind of default, and so important, you will loose a lot of details in the "corrected" area, and anyway it won't work with the basic mode that everybody use anytime!

It's why some lenses are much more expensive than others, quality of the lens and surface treatment.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 22:27 UTC as 26th comment
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm F10 (121 comments in total)
In reply to:

J Parker: Thanks for a great article. Please do a future piece on the truly legendary Fujifilm S2 Pro.

Once you got used to its quirks, this eccentric camera might be the greatest wedding/portrait camera of all time -- with what other camera could I have shot a wedding with a 99 cent set of AA batteries? As good as Fuji's current cameras are, the S2 Pro arguably defines the standard for beautiful color rendition, even today.

https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/5255636843/photos/3532036/a-french-musketeer

@200 ISO, bad light (not my flash gears), but I still love it

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2016 at 00:01 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm F10 (121 comments in total)
In reply to:

J Parker: Thanks for a great article. Please do a future piece on the truly legendary Fujifilm S2 Pro.

Once you got used to its quirks, this eccentric camera might be the greatest wedding/portrait camera of all time -- with what other camera could I have shot a wedding with a 99 cent set of AA batteries? As good as Fuji's current cameras are, the S2 Pro arguably defines the standard for beautiful color rendition, even today.

And the S7000 Pro, I had one, was impressive, maybe the Digital Camera that push me into buying the Nikon D70 (a D100 in disguise!), after having a F4s and a F80!

I have done Fashion shoots, for a French Redken Artist in Paris, with my F4s, completed with some fun pictures with the S7000, and they stand up too (if you remember this period), with incredible details and skin tones, even with difficult lights.

The lens was perfect, even if it was a big zoom (at this time, we are know talking about 20X or 40X), the details due to the weird CCD that Fuji choose (maybe Fuji Trans-X had learned from it!), the light to white balance understanding (it's so difficult, but necessary to have perfect tones!), and the perfect skin-tones to the Fuji JPEG Engine. They mastered any technological breakthrough, so it was not a surprise if I had a X100 and a X100s!

The S7000 was a film-killer!

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2016 at 23:41 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm F10 (121 comments in total)
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iAPX: I still have mine, and it's still ahead of smartphone in many ways, including Colours (Fuji's JPEG engine was already awesome), Dynamic, and even resolution (not definition) on the full image, including the corners, and also noise (it's base Noise at 80 or 100ISO is better than an iPhone 7 Plus at 20 ISO!)

It was a really great compact camera, that produced great JPEG pictures.

An example in floating Tulip market Amsterdam @ ISO 400: https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/5255636843/photos/3532032/tulips-on-amsterdam

Or this one indoor in Paris (AFAIK) @ 400 ISO:
https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/5255636843/photos/3532033/mall

And I still use my D300, not so far away in time, with a steel 50mm :)

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2016 at 23:34 UTC
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm F10 (121 comments in total)

I still have mine, and it's still ahead of smartphone in many ways, including Colours (Fuji's JPEG engine was already awesome), Dynamic, and even resolution (not definition) on the full image, including the corners, and also noise (it's base Noise at 80 or 100ISO is better than an iPhone 7 Plus at 20 ISO!)

It was a really great compact camera, that produced great JPEG pictures.

An example in floating Tulip market Amsterdam @ ISO 400: https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/5255636843/photos/3532032/tulips-on-amsterdam

Or this one indoor in Paris (AFAIK) @ 400 ISO:
https://www.dpreview.com/galleries/5255636843/photos/3532033/mall

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2016 at 23:16 UTC as 42nd comment | 1 reply
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