howardfuhrman

Lives in United States Los Angeles 90056, United States
Joined on Aug 10, 2003
About me:

My current photographic passion is IR and I currently shoot with a Panasonic G1 converted to IR exclusively. I also use a and a Panasonic G1 primarily for portraits and family photo's and a Panasonic LX5 as my pocket- carry everywhere camera.

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ekaton: X100V, the winner of spec sheet contests among fixed lens cameras. For inspiring and delivering excellent files Q, Q2, RX1(r), RXrII, GRIII wipe the floor with it. Not the least because they are not held back by a gimmicky x-trans sensor. For those on a strict budget and lusting for RF experience, get a M8 and compact Voigtlander prime.

The X100V looks like a great camera and many enhancements over the X100F. In addition to other cameras I have, I also shoot with the Sony RX1 (with an external VF when one is necessary). The RX1 is slow, goes to sleep too quickly, not great ergonomically, having to carry & install an external VF is not enjoyable, and very expensive (although I purchased it used RX1 a number of years ago), but the RX1 has one huge redeeming factor, it takes outstanding images. No other camera that I have ever had takes such nice photos. Once Sony introduces the RX1Riii (providing it ever does), would I upgrade to that camera or a X100V is a great question. I expect that IQ wise, the RX1Riii will continue to be superior. The RXRIII will be larger, heavier and far more expensive. The Fuji X100V is lighter, quicker, less expensive, more portable and enjoyable to use.

Life is full of difficult decisions. I believe that anyone that gets either of these cameras are making great decision.

Link | Posted on Apr 9, 2020 at 20:02 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Fujifilm X-Pro3 hands-on preview (96 comments in total)

Excellent review.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2019 at 16:33 UTC as 5th comment
On article Demon of the Deep: Shooting Kawah Ijen Volcano (66 comments in total)

Fantastic photos. Given the health risks and physical demands of traversing a volcano, I will never hike where Erez hiked. Thank you for sharing.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2019 at 17:18 UTC as 8th comment
On article Panasonic Lumix S Pro 70-200mm F4 OIS sample gallery (132 comments in total)

I am not motivated to get a Lumix S based on this gallery. I was expecting to see some eye popping photos with great IQ and I did not see any.

Perhaps the results are better with the other two lenses that Panasonic released for the S.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2019 at 19:07 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On photo Elegant Lady in the Konica Minolta Challenge challenge (24 comments in total)

Great shot.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2019 at 04:16 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 review (2026 comments in total)
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howardfuhrman: Please note - I did not read any of the 751 comments. So my comments below may be redundant.

My question is if one can buy a proven Nikon D850 for $3,100, , why would someone buy a newly introduced Panasonic S1R for $3,700. What will the S1R do that the D850 does not do or does the S1R perform that much better than the D850?

Please note I have a M43 Panasonsic and have owned Panasonics for nearly 10 years. I do not own and never owned Nikon cameras.

Panasonic set the introductory price. Does the price justify to camera compared to its competition?

I appreciate everyone's perspective in answering the questions I raised. I personally will not be purchasing a FF DSLR or mirrorless ILC camera at this time primarily due to weight and cost. If the SR1 is truly video innovative as the Panasonic's GH M43 series, the larger sensor may appeal to many video photographers and be a marketing success.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2019 at 05:17 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-S1 review (2026 comments in total)

Please note - I did not read any of the 751 comments. So my comments below may be redundant.

My question is if one can buy a proven Nikon D850 for $3,100, , why would someone buy a newly introduced Panasonic S1R for $3,700. What will the S1R do that the D850 does not do or does the S1R perform that much better than the D850?

Please note I have a M43 Panasonsic and have owned Panasonics for nearly 10 years. I do not own and never owned Nikon cameras.

Panasonic set the introductory price. Does the price justify to camera compared to its competition?

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2019 at 00:48 UTC as 247th comment | 11 replies
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howardfuhrman: I did not read all the comments so my input may be redundant. It appears as if the product improvement is largely incremental, not dynamic. I considered upgrading my camera, but asked the question would the new camera dramatically improve the IQ from my current camera? When my answer was no, I decided not to purchase the new model. If you multiply me by the many enthusiasts making the same decision, the projected number of ILC's cameras will continue to fall.

If there is a dramatic advance made in sensors, I'll definitely upgrade.

Reply to MILC man

Perhaps I have been looking at the wrong brands. It seems as dpreview would written about new sensor technology that is making existing sensor obsolete. I do not believe that exists at this time.

If I compare sensors to car batteries in electric cars. Some day there may be a technology that an electric car will go 300 miles per charge and the batteries can be fully charged in 5-10 minutes. When that happens, electric cars will rule the roads. It has not happened yet.

Some day the sensors used in current cameras will be replaced with a new type of sensor that will improve IQ dramatically. When that happens, camera sales will skyrocket for a time. Until that happens, most camera users will use their existing cameras and not upgrade for very marginal improvements.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2019 at 16:32 UTC

I did not read all the comments so my input may be redundant. It appears as if the product improvement is largely incremental, not dynamic. I considered upgrading my camera, but asked the question would the new camera dramatically improve the IQ from my current camera? When my answer was no, I decided not to purchase the new model. If you multiply me by the many enthusiasts making the same decision, the projected number of ILC's cameras will continue to fall.

If there is a dramatic advance made in sensors, I'll definitely upgrade.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2019 at 04:49 UTC as 180th comment | 6 replies

In combination with the 300 f4, the 2x teleconverter will be a 1200 mm telephoto (35 equivalent). With the future 150-400, the long end will be 1600mm (35 equivalent). if my computations are correct this will mean that the image of the moon will 2.67 larger than using the current 300mm f4 lens without any teleconverted. Providing there is no significant loss of IQ by using the teleconverter, this is very exciting.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2019 at 06:10 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
On photo 5601.1 in Donald B's photo gallery (3 comments in total)

Excellent photo.

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2018 at 04:56 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo w652 in Donald B's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

Great looking photo!!!

Howard

Link | Posted on Dec 27, 2018 at 04:55 UTC as 1st comment

Improvements made to new cameras seem more innovative than the models they replaced. However, as an enthusiast I do not believe that IQ of newly released models are significantly better than my two year old camera. I used to upgrade more frequently. Now I think I will wait for at least another generation or two before upgrading. Waiting for future camera generations by enthusiasts before upgrading together with a longer upgrade cycle by manufacturers and the countless millions who now use their cell phones rather than cameras, has resulted in declining camera sales.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2018 at 06:19 UTC as 47th comment
On article In praise of shooting monochrome landscapes (335 comments in total)

These B&W photos look great.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2017 at 04:18 UTC as 51st comment
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rsjoberg: Are we ever going to see a real replacement for the LX7?

I do not think so. If they stop making compact cameras because the market is disappearing as more and more people use their smart phones, I cannot see we will ever see a replacement for the LX7.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2017 at 04:04 UTC

When I first read the heading, I misread it. While Olympus just announced that it will no longer support 4/3, I was under the impression that they had withdrawn support for it long ago. I entered the m43 arena a number of years ago, and continue to pleased with my decision.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2017 at 03:16 UTC as 79th comment
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howardfuhrman: Beautiful photos!!!

Those photos are beautiful irrespective whether or not the photographers appeared in them.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 17:33 UTC

Beautiful photos!!!

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2017 at 14:48 UTC as 53rd comment | 5 replies
On photo City Lights Movie Theater in the Your City - Movie Theater challenge (12 comments in total)

Beautiful photo.

Link | Posted on Feb 1, 2017 at 02:24 UTC as 6th comment
On article Fujifilm X100F pre-production sample gallery (235 comments in total)

The pre-production photos of the X100F shown here are very good and much better than other photos that I saw posted elsewhere.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 04:36 UTC as 25th comment
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