marike6

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Raptor117: The original X100 was still the best with its Bayer sensor. I loved it!
After that I bought the X-E1 and X-E2 with a bunch of Fuji's great lenses.
However the X-Trans sensor brought so many issues for me I couldn't cope with. I tried other sharpening settings in Lightroom and other RAW converters but it was futile.
My landscape photos with foliage, grass and anything that was green with fine details were either mushy, had that infamous water colour effect or worm shaped artefacts.
My hope is that Fuji will drop X-Trans in the near future and introduce back the Bayer sensors.
Perhaps with the GFX and its Bayer sensor gaining traction in the industry they will rethink their strategy and get back to Bayer sensor... *fingers crossed*

I purchased a used X100 from B&H recently, I hated it compared to my X-Pro1. Weak dynamic range, high ISO performance was much worse, and colors didn't compare favorably AT ALL. I think people are remembering the original X100 much more fondly than it deserves. It was great 5 years ago, compared to the newer Fujifilm cameras like the X-T2 and X-Pro2, it is just average.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 23:29 UTC
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samhain: As someone who bought the x100 in 2011, owned the x100S & spent 2 weeks with the X100T...
I'll be rebuying the original X100, and won't upgrade to any future x100 model that doesn't have an improved lens and/or a return to Bayer sensors.
(Fuji had better spent a couple of dollars & throw in some weatherproofing gaskets as well).
In the mean time, I'll continue hoping that the Sony RX5 rumors are true, and that Leica brings out a Q with a longer focal length.

Fuji did more than spent a couple of dollars for gaskets they upgraded to the absolutely fantastic 24 mp sensor found in the sensational X-T2, X-Pro2 and X-T20 cameras, and more. Not sure who decided that the X100 lens had issues (it's a superb lens, not going there) but as for the sensor, go ahead and download some files from the X-T2, X-Pro2 or X100F, they blow away the files from the original X100! Way better dynamic range, better colors, high ISO, and more detail, it's really no contest.

Have a look at the X-T20 images of Palle Schultz (set to 4K full screen)
https://youtu.be/1Pf-DHzf6rg?t=374
and check out his website.

Fujifilm is not putting a Bayer sensor in it's entry level model X-A3 because it produces better output, it can't touch the output from the X cameras. Sorry.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 23:22 UTC
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JBrown86: From a glance looks like a Pentax 67II.

I am waiting for the day Pentax follow suit like Fujfiilm and launch a digital Pentax '67II' digital mirrorless camera.....We can live in hope

@IdM photography
The future has yet to be determined. We keep hearing how mirrorless is the future, but that future never arrives because the majority of photographers do not want to give up the tools that work best for them for a modest gain in camera body size but the same large lenses.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2017 at 12:21 UTC

This looks really nice. Pentax knows how to build fun bodies with great features so it looks like a really good option. If Pentax modernized their lens lineup a bit, this would be a no brainer (it still might be one). Knowing Pentax, the KP probably has focus peaking, which will make all those great manual K-mount (not to mention modern Samyang glass) good budget choices for still/video work.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 23:53 UTC as 4th comment
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JBrown86: From a glance looks like a Pentax 67II.

I am waiting for the day Pentax follow suit like Fujfiilm and launch a digital Pentax '67II' digital mirrorless camera.....We can live in hope

Who is this "we"? Personally don't feel the need for a mirrorless Pentax 67II (sounds like sacrilege) or a mirrorless anything. Mirrorless technology, it's basically a con like "CD quality" or Cloud based Photoshop. ;-)

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 23:42 UTC
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STR54: I used to really enjoy using my old Pentax 67 camera partly because of the outstanding image quality (especially enlargements) and its lenses being built like a tank along with the body. It definitely made you slow down in the framing and metering process, but as a hobby the cost of having medium format negatives developed and printed just became too expensive for me unfortunately.

The move is to shoot lots of B&W and develop and print yourself. And there are also some reasonably priced places to get developing and scanning of color negative film in one order. Nothing looked better than images from my Pentax 67, RB67 or 4x5 field camera.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 17:20 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F pre-production sample gallery (235 comments in total)

Prefer these to the M10 samples. Excellent sharpness, Fuji colors, the metering seems more accurate. Really want this camera or a nice mint condition X100S for half the price.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 12:43 UTC as 83rd comment | 4 replies
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JF69: Beautiful imagery!
Even though imagery of a hypocrite & apologist, who waged 8 years of wars on foreign soil, images of a man tied with extremist CAIR.......still beautiful imagery.

We get it, it's time for some "alternative facts". The truth is the wars were started by the previous administration and ended by President Obama. 8 years without scandal, of working with both sides, solving real problems, rescuing the auto industry, creating jobs, and treating people with dignity and respect, not vulgar insults and self-aggrandizement.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2017 at 12:34 UTC
On article Leica M10 real-world sample gallery (343 comments in total)
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JakeB: There's just a certain 'something' about those shots. An aura. A 'feeling.'

It would be ridiculous to suggest that any other manufacturer's camera/lens combinations costing a tenth of the price could create this 'look.'

It's almost like Leica sprinkled a little, well, let's call it 'pixie dust' into their cameras and lenses and that magic travels along the lens to the sensor and is captured along with the rays of light.

Or perhaps the sensor itself contains this pixie dust and thus imbues the image with the 'aura.'

No matter how it works, one can immediately spot this 'Leica look' that no other camera is capable of creating. It positively glows from each image.

Money well spent, I'd say.

Yeah, even though I'd be thrilled to have any M series and 35mm Summilux, I'm just not seeing any pixie dust. In fact I couldn't help thinking that these samples don't look any better than X100 or X-T1 images, and they for sure don't look as good as FF images from Canikon. They seem kind of soft, metering seemed iffy (guy on the subway, hot dog cart, et al), and colors didn't really thrill me.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 15:14 UTC

Best, most inspirational president in my lifetime. Master orator, good family man, like him or not, he always carried himself with class and dignity. Leaving office with a 60% approval rating in such a polarized political climate speaks volumes.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 13:46 UTC as 61st comment | 13 replies
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stratplaya: If you look closely you can see a few bitter protestors setting themselves on fire.

If you want to talk about bitter, the right and the GOP were so bitter after 2008 they refused to govern for eight years (see the "party of no").

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 13:34 UTC
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eric333: Not my president.

@R_U_Q_R_U The difference is the previous two elections in 2008 and 2012 were won fair and square, without the help of the Russians, a rogue FBI chief's bogus announcement 9 days before the election, fake news on facebook and the most one sided media coverage in history. ;-)

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 13:31 UTC
On article F is for '4th': Hands-on with Fujifilm X100F (424 comments in total)
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kobakokh: This Fijifilm has just one small problem: lens is much less sharper then 28mm lens of Ricoh GR. And also if Fuji will add to AF system something like Ricoh's Snap focus, its will be absolutely great camera. That Snap focus is way better then maybe any focus system in the world...

@kobakokh They are both superb cameras, even back in Ricoh GR III days, the one with a smaller sensor, it was an absolutely great camera for street shooting. Between the new GR and the X100T, the Fuji colors, the awesome bright leaf shutter lens, and excellent viewfinder make the Fuji (for me at least) a more enjoyable camera to use. And the 35mm focal length better for general shooting.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 22:10 UTC
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stratplaya: If you look closely you can see a few bitter protestors setting themselves on fire.

What a stupid "joke", peaceful protest is the right of every citizen, our tax dollars pay the salaries of every member of government and our labor powers industry.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 22:04 UTC

Funny article, excellent job on capturing the often frenzied drama of the Seattle music scene. Creativity is contagious and that city has tons of interesting art and music happening. The only one of the newer G series Nikkor wides that I own is the 28 f/1.8G and I love it to bits. It's probably not wide enough for some, but I love the focal length. As far as Dan's quandary, he might consider an even brighter lens as ISO 12,800, even on the D750, is probably not where you want to be shooting most of the time.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 21:44 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
On article F is for '4th': Hands-on with Fujifilm X100F (424 comments in total)
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kobakokh: This Fijifilm has just one small problem: lens is much less sharper then 28mm lens of Ricoh GR. And also if Fuji will add to AF system something like Ricoh's Snap focus, its will be absolutely great camera. That Snap focus is way better then maybe any focus system in the world...

@Robert Garcia NYC You do realize that it's much easier it to design a small f2.8 lens? The X100 is f2. To engineer a lens as small as the X100 lens and make it a leaf shutter pancake lens with a bright f2 max aperture is much more difficult.
@Gary Martin The X100 also has an eye level EVF/OVF built in, a leaf shutter lens for discreet shooting and proper bayonet lenshood/filter ring.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 09:21 UTC
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The Jimmy 86: Really and truly, it's more than a bit disheartening to read the comments here.

It's not that people disagree with Trump, because that's natural, and to be expected. It is not that people are upset their party lost.

It's the insanely caustic vitriol vomited upon Trump and his supporters.

Every time politics are raised in a photography or art related forum, I have to wade through piles of cruel, sneering invectives courtesy of the 'tolerant left.' If it's not that, its the inevitable invocation of Godwins law.

I don't believe Nikon sponsored this by the way, so all of you drama queens can spare us your histrionic declarations of separation from Nikon equipment.

"insanely caustic vitriol vomited upon Trump and his supporters".
Before 2016, no candidate in history had called their opponents "losers", sold "Lock Her Up" tee shirts at their rallies, praised the Russian leader and bad mouthed US leaders. Did you guys miss the last 8 years where Obama, who won by actual landslides two times, was consistently disrespected, called every racist name in the book, endured a vile movement called "birtherism" started by you know who. And did you miss the unprecedented meddling in this election by foreign hacker? Did you also miss all the death threats and violence at rallies by some Trump supporters? The vitriol did not start from the left, it began in the GOP primaries. Fact is Trump has a 40% approval rating, he's claiming that he will start building tax payer funded wall on the southern border via executive action (the same kind of action that the right have been calling illegal for 8 years), et al. It's normal that some voters are upset.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 09:08 UTC

Proof of how out of touch Nikon is. Hate speech and demonizing other cultures should never be normalized or overlooked. I wouldn't buy a Nikon if it were the only camera brand left on earth, the new Fujifilm X-T20 looks great. Better get it before the 15% import taxes in the US kick in.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 13:17 UTC as 22nd comment
On article F is for '4th': Hands-on with Fujifilm X100F (424 comments in total)
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kobakokh: This Fijifilm has just one small problem: lens is much less sharper then 28mm lens of Ricoh GR. And also if Fuji will add to AF system something like Ricoh's Snap focus, its will be absolutely great camera. That Snap focus is way better then maybe any focus system in the world...

@Robert Garcia NYC It's normal that the X100 has softer corners wide open, it's a tiny pancake design. Think of all the DSLR lenses that have max apertures of f2, none are as anywhere near as small as the X100 lens. But it's really only close range photos at f2 that exhibit any noticeable softness.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 13:05 UTC
On article F is for '4th': Hands-on with Fujifilm X100F (424 comments in total)
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kobakokh: This Fijifilm has just one small problem: lens is much less sharper then 28mm lens of Ricoh GR. And also if Fuji will add to AF system something like Ricoh's Snap focus, its will be absolutely great camera. That Snap focus is way better then maybe any focus system in the world...

The X100 lens is extremely sharp, it's f2 instead of the rather pedestrian f2.8 on the GR, and many shooters prefer the 35mm focal length for general photography. That and it's already an absolutely great camera and has been since version 1.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 11:15 UTC
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