Felts

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On article Fujifilm GFX 50R Review (1709 comments in total)
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Felts: Out of curiosity, I just downloaded the DPR RAW files of the Century Field image... just to see if the Z7 really can keep up. I processed as I usually do and lifted the exposure by one stop, again as I usually do.

The banding in the shadows of the Z7 file render it *unusable* for me, there is no such banding in the GFX file.

Case closed.

Try it for yourself if you don't believe me - just look at the trees in the foreground ;)

In real life landscapes for either of these cameras to show their world class they need to be shot on a tripod.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2019 at 20:50 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50R Review (1709 comments in total)
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Felts: Out of curiosity, I just downloaded the DPR RAW files of the Century Field image... just to see if the Z7 really can keep up. I processed as I usually do and lifted the exposure by one stop, again as I usually do.

The banding in the shadows of the Z7 file render it *unusable* for me, there is no such banding in the GFX file.

Case closed.

Try it for yourself if you don't believe me - just look at the trees in the foreground ;)

Thanks for posting those John. Thats pushing the files more than I did... but I lift the shadows and pull back highlights as part of my standard processing. Z7 banding is *awful* when I lifted the exposure by just one stop!!

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2019 at 19:14 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50R Review (1709 comments in total)

Out of curiosity, I just downloaded the DPR RAW files of the Century Field image... just to see if the Z7 really can keep up. I processed as I usually do and lifted the exposure by one stop, again as I usually do.

The banding in the shadows of the Z7 file render it *unusable* for me, there is no such banding in the GFX file.

Case closed.

Try it for yourself if you don't believe me - just look at the trees in the foreground ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2019 at 17:07 UTC as 34th comment | 23 replies
On article Fujifilm GFX 50R Review (1709 comments in total)
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Felts: I'm an owner of this camera (with the simply sublime 45mm) and the Pentax K1 (with pixel shift).

Compared with the K1, of course there is a resolution advantage, but the files the 50R produces deliver so much more than that. Tonality to dribble at, **file latitude +++**, DR, and the spacial separation at any given f stop that one should expect with a larger sensor. Images just seem more real, like you can step into them.

I was prepared to be disappointed when I looked at the first photographs on my iMac but my jaw was on the floor. It still is. For the first time ever, I'm consistently seeing images that reflect what I saw in the scene when pressing the shutter.

I couldn't care less what DPR think of this camera (not for sports?! LOL), but I also want to give my real world experience of the camera. Believe who you want, but I'm over the moon with it :)

@TETNO... it's not my job to review cameras (judging by the misery on here, a thankless task) but I think the only way to do this is to play with the RAW files yourself on a decent monitor. I like to tinker a little with my images, pushing by up to two stops (but usually less) and flattening the image by pulling back highlights/lifting shadows. It's not what everyone would do, but *for me* the GFX files are far far more malleable than my FF output.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2019 at 16:35 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50R Review (1709 comments in total)
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Felts: I'm an owner of this camera (with the simply sublime 45mm) and the Pentax K1 (with pixel shift).

Compared with the K1, of course there is a resolution advantage, but the files the 50R produces deliver so much more than that. Tonality to dribble at, **file latitude +++**, DR, and the spacial separation at any given f stop that one should expect with a larger sensor. Images just seem more real, like you can step into them.

I was prepared to be disappointed when I looked at the first photographs on my iMac but my jaw was on the floor. It still is. For the first time ever, I'm consistently seeing images that reflect what I saw in the scene when pressing the shutter.

I couldn't care less what DPR think of this camera (not for sports?! LOL), but I also want to give my real world experience of the camera. Believe who you want, but I'm over the moon with it :)

Classic DPR reply. Thanks for your insight.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2019 at 16:47 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50R Review (1709 comments in total)

I'm an owner of this camera (with the simply sublime 45mm) and the Pentax K1 (with pixel shift).

Compared with the K1, of course there is a resolution advantage, but the files the 50R produces deliver so much more than that. Tonality to dribble at, **file latitude +++**, DR, and the spacial separation at any given f stop that one should expect with a larger sensor. Images just seem more real, like you can step into them.

I was prepared to be disappointed when I looked at the first photographs on my iMac but my jaw was on the floor. It still is. For the first time ever, I'm consistently seeing images that reflect what I saw in the scene when pressing the shutter.

I couldn't care less what DPR think of this camera (not for sports?! LOL), but I also want to give my real world experience of the camera. Believe who you want, but I'm over the moon with it :)

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2019 at 16:24 UTC as 38th comment | 15 replies
On article Fujifilm XF 16mm F2.8 sample gallery (133 comments in total)
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wolfloid: Really, how difficult can it be to design a 35mm equivalent 24/4 so that it is top quality? The bog standard, small, 24mm used to be f2.8. What has happened?

Two things... it's not a 24mm, it's a 16mm which makes it much harder to produce.
And digital sensors are not as forgiving as film if the light doesn't hit perpendicular to the surface, so they need to be better, more complex designs.
That has happened.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2019 at 18:10 UTC
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Protogonus1: The final decision (GFX 50R) is obviously the right choice of design. If only the LENSES were equal to the camera. By some reports they are not.

The 45mm (which is the only lens I've used) has got to be the best 35mm equivalent lens I've ever used... and I've gone through a few ;)

The sharpness, the separation, the colour rendition, micro contrast... all perfect!

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2019 at 21:38 UTC
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miles green: I wish you'd also shoot the Pentax K-1ii for comparison in pixel-shift mode (not the 645, which has the same sensor as the fuji). The subject is fitting and I'm curious to see what it can do with the DR. Patricularly in the very dark parts where the trees are.

Also, while I see things rather equal with primes, I wonder what happens with zooms...

Only use LR so I'm stuck without motion correction or playing with different RAWs :(

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2019 at 16:22 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50R Review (1709 comments in total)
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miles green: I wish you'd also shoot the Pentax K-1ii for comparison in pixel-shift mode (not the 645, which has the same sensor as the fuji). The subject is fitting and I'm curious to see what it can do with the DR. Patricularly in the very dark parts where the trees are.

Also, while I see things rather equal with primes, I wonder what happens with zooms...

Alas the subject isn't fitting... the cars would spoil the party, as would any wind in the trees etc. I own the K1, love it, love pixel shift, but it has limited applications in the outdoor environment.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2019 at 19:14 UTC
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1X review in progress (1441 comments in total)
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Trk: Dead cat bounce fart camera and image quality. I agree with arrogant youtuber Jared Polin's preview - that Olympus E-M1X yields amateurish image quality, it has dull colors, lack of micro contrast, unsaturated, noisy images - which is case of all m43 in comparison with current full frame cameras. Olympus E-M1X represents tombstone and death of m43 system.

AFAIK, micro-contrast is solely to do with the glass in front of the camera, not the camera sensor itself... and saturation/colours are influenced by the glass too ;)

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2019 at 19:55 UTC
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marc petzold: Apple spends millions for their advertising campaigns, it's simply a joke to say, such a small sensor smartphone camera, with A.I. algorithms, and/or "computational photography" would be as good, as a usual, current APS-C or even Fullframe Camera Setup, with a matching portrait prime. Of course - they want to sell their iPhone XS, and somehow they must justify the high price tag, for casual users, InstaCrap or FB, unsocial Networks User - it might be good enough as a daily driver. Even with all these features, because of physical small sensors, they'd never compete with larger ones, in terms of low light photography, even 9-14 shots for Multishot NR doesn't give the performance, say a A7 III would do, or any comparable camera of that Class, Z6, etc. Personally, i do hate this "computational" Photography Approach, it doesn't have much to-do with real Photography, when everything, besides the shutter push by A.I. & computing algorithms.

No more - no less, just marketing BS.

Good Light.

@jwalker: I find the iPhone XS images in this comparison laughably bad. If that's what you're getting from a studio shoot, you'd be better off burning your money. Was that your point?

Link | Posted on Dec 4, 2018 at 16:27 UTC
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Felts: Just wonderful... totally at odds with the ridiculous pace of todays society, and with a perfect location and characters that couldn't compliment the process more.

Thanks for the link and information, great pics! Yes, definitely my cup of tea!! There's a large expanse of water and two little humans that prevent me from going anytime soon. Its now on the bucket list! ;)

Link | Posted on Dec 1, 2018 at 16:15 UTC

Just wonderful... totally at odds with the ridiculous pace of todays society, and with a perfect location and characters that couldn't compliment the process more.

Link | Posted on Nov 29, 2018 at 19:43 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies
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Felts: Yes, this is wonderful work... and a fine lesson in composition, timing and scale.

@AntonJA Ha! That's OK... I think my tastes in photography would most likely horrify 95% of the general population!!

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2018 at 19:10 UTC

Yes, this is wonderful work... and a fine lesson in composition, timing and scale.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2018 at 21:00 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies

This could be the final nail in the coffin for Flickr... it's be in a slow decline for a few years now, but the choice of $50 per year or 1000 photo limit is curtains for the site IMHO.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2018 at 16:30 UTC as 105th comment | 7 replies
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2001: Why?! Who makes the senor ? $8,000 out of reach for most hipsters but not for those who are rich , ostentatious and affected, for those who want to pretend they're photographers and take themselves and their Photography very very seriously!

Most on here already do a very good job of pretending they are photographers. Leica has nothing to do with it ;)

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2018 at 17:33 UTC

The *joyful* DPR faithful are always in good voice when Leica is in town...

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2018 at 17:31 UTC as 39th comment
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GSD_ZA: With all this cryptic marketing, this had better be one very special camera. It is just a camera we're talking about here, isn't it, and not some new-fangled means of optical transputation or something really new?

@tedolf... it was Nikons smallest FF camera... You must have trump-like hands?
@Hugo808... a classic comment from someone who'd never used it, but was endlessly re-quoting one review. The dials were great! You could set the ISO dial to be your max ISO in auto ISO. I wish all cameras had this! And almost every single thread on the camera had the words 'crippled AF' in it. I was there.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2018 at 05:44 UTC
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