Stephan Def

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looks like a really nice piece of camera equipment. If the aps-c pricing is any indication, prices of lenses/relative to the price of the body, then the full package price could well be in the area of a Model 3 BMW. So maybe they should start early on setting up a marketing scheme for leasing this Hardware for a 3 year period or something like that, similar to how company cars are marketed. I don't know, maybe this is already being done in that bracket of the market, it just comes to mind thinking about the size of those deals and the target audience.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 11:35 UTC as 38th comment
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Stephan Def: What are the file sizes? Would you shoot raw or jpeg with this? What kind of a computer would you need to process these file sizes in raw?

Is Fujifilm thinking of Film simulations for this, would this even make sense? I imagine you need quite a bit of horsepower to process these images in the Camera at shooting speeds. What kind of processors does it have?

This interesting stuff, I would like to know more details.

Well you know, if I were a Pro considering this kind of a setup then I would not be willing to settle for anything less than a highend MacBook Pro. I just checked prices, Highend MacBook Pro 8200€ without software or extras. The Apple iMacs are outdated, Apple hasn't announced the latest generation yet.

I have not done a survey on it, but I don't think most of the professional Photographers would tend to go for a Windows Box. I know I sure wouldn't and I am not even an Apple Fan.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 14:59 UTC
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Stephan Def: What are the file sizes? Would you shoot raw or jpeg with this? What kind of a computer would you need to process these file sizes in raw?

Is Fujifilm thinking of Film simulations for this, would this even make sense? I imagine you need quite a bit of horsepower to process these images in the Camera at shooting speeds. What kind of processors does it have?

This interesting stuff, I would like to know more details.

"If you have that kind of money, you presumably have the money to buy a modern computer and plenty of storage." ... thats kind of unqualified and very blanket statement and its not what I meant.

Processing one single image of say 60 MP is likely not going to break the equation just yet, however if you have to batch process a few thousand of images, perhaps overnight, then you will have some planning to do regarding the capacity and performance of your IT system. I imagine the Professionals who will want to afford this Camera usually do not do the planning of their IT requirements themselves, rather they will have a professional service provider do it for them. Which needless to say, adds additional cost. But thats not all there is, it gets a lot more technical.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2016 at 10:03 UTC
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Pritzl: It it just me or is this year's Photokina one of the more eventful ones in recent memory? The volume and magnitude of new product announcements is quite encouraging.

It seems that way... I remember the last one, everybody was going on about the Samsung NX1, now if that isn't a blast from the past...

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 18:59 UTC

What are the file sizes? Would you shoot raw or jpeg with this? What kind of a computer would you need to process these file sizes in raw?

Is Fujifilm thinking of Film simulations for this, would this even make sense? I imagine you need quite a bit of horsepower to process these images in the Camera at shooting speeds. What kind of processors does it have?

This interesting stuff, I would like to know more details.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 18:57 UTC as 78th comment | 8 replies
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King of Song: Something that must be remembered when comparing this camera to the new Hasselblad X1D.... This camera has a shutter...

The Hasselblad X1D relies on leaf shutter's in the lenses. This make the two camera's totally different animals. There are pros and cons to both systems.

I don't actually see much of an advantage to having a mechanical shutter in the lens when you can do these things electronically nowadays.

I'd go for a high-speed electronic shutter. Hopefully they will be able to do fast full frame read outs down the road. What Fujifilm needs to do is innovate, transferring concepts and ideas from their aps-c line xt-2. That will give the competition a run for their money.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 18:53 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DMC-G85/G80 First Impressions Review (173 comments in total)

What about Audio quality? I have read the reviews on amazon.de and they say that the audio has a lot of noise in it. Noisy Audio would be a showstopper for me, because very good Audio quality is actually very important.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 15:01 UTC as 38th comment | 1 reply
On article Canon EOS M5: What you need to know (543 comments in total)

This is a very interesting Camera from Canon, I will certainly be following it closely over the next 3 Months. It seems to me what has been holding Canon back was Sensor development of the dual pixel AF. Now that they have got that worked out they can move forward.

Touchscreen is a big deal and I think a big selling point. The only other thing that really matters a lot is image quality and "Canon Colors". I sincerely hope they did a good job on that. I am looking forward to the review.

I can see room for a high-end Model based on similar technology coming our way if Canon wants to do this. The M5 looks kind of mid-tier to me, there is room upwards.

If this does not put formidable pressure on the competition then I don't know what will.

What Canon might also try is surprising everybody by doing more new functions by firmware upgrades, that would be a beautiful move.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2016 at 15:04 UTC as 18th comment
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skanter: Looks nice, but a bit bigger and heavier than Sony a6000/6300. a6300 seems like a better camera, more full-featured, 4K video.

I like the touch screen, though!

4K is just a big deal on paper at this point in time. You need a lot of stuff to really make it work, the INTERNET for one thing is not designed to handle 4k videos. Next your computer isn't powerful enough either, also you don't have the software and you also probably don't have a television that handles it either.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 10:44 UTC
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crashpc: I was about to buy this little beast, but 1150€? Come on! That's a joke.

"I was about to buy this little beast, but 1150€? Come on! That's a joke."

Its the introductory price, 20% will come off pretty fast. Furthermore if you look at the competition Sony a6300 is at €1200 with no lens, lenses are limited and really expensive if you want some good stuff. . Fujifilm is also way more, plus the lenses are generally exorbitantly priced.

The offer from Canon is really interesting. Especially because of the lens selection you get with a Canon adapter.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2016 at 10:36 UTC
On article Sony Planar T* FE 50mm F1.4 ZA Sample Gallery (269 comments in total)

So what does this lens do that other 50mm 1.4 lenses won't? (Sigma Art 750€, Nikon 50mm 1.4 for 300€, I think that list could go on for a long time).

I didn't even see a dof scale on this Zeiss lens. It also seems like OIS is needed on new lenses at current pixel rates, it does not matter if some Sony bodys have IBIS a lens at this price point should have that option anyway.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 14:21 UTC as 73rd comment | 10 replies
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1296 comments in total)

It will be interesting to see how prices develop in the next couple of months for the x-t1 and the xt-10. It looks like they are trying to sell out the x-t1 with their cashback program that is currently going on.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 09:44 UTC as 180th comment | 1 reply
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1296 comments in total)
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Henry McA: Raw files look very soft, even at base iso, compared Nikon D7200 or even some mft cameras.

I am not impressed with the samples dpreview hat given in general. Softness can have any number of reasons, I think it is essentially a software problem and should be addressable via software. Having said that, I did have doubts in general about going to 24MP, there are known downsides to more pixels.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 09:41 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1296 comments in total)
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Ayoh: How do they justify a $600 price premium over a Sony a6300 when they essentially have the same specs?

Thats a good question. You could compare the specs and find a higher shutter speed on Fuji or USB 3 on the Fuji amongst other things. I did not see Film Simulations on Sony apparently the film simulations can even be used while doing video on the Fuji. I also did not see in-camera raw development on Sony. To me it looks like Fujifilm overall is genuinely working hard to make photography a fun and creative experience for their users.

However, I think the big one is Sony's attitude towards their customers, this is something that Sony Corp is infamous for. Sony have not given major new functions to their customers via free firmware updates as Fujifilm has. On the contrary, they are known to even take functions away pretty much arbitrarily via firmware update. Overall though over the years I personally have gotten the impression that Sony considers their customers to be the "enemy" for some odd reason that only they can understand.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 09:31 UTC
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PeaceKeeper: I think many of you are missing the point... Ignore that the complaint was filed by Getty.

So we are clear, Google is telling people that they MUST provide the full res images to be listed on the search engine. That, coupled with their efforts to absorb/destroy competing search engines, forcing people to use theirs or "die", is a pretty sound basis for the complaint.

The real money is in ad revenue, and that is what's really at the heart of this. Google is able to sell ad space, data mine, etc, without the user ever having to view the page hosting the image.

If you had a blog/website that produced revenue by ad space, and used images to draw people to it or make it more appealing, you'd be pretty ticked off if another site was embedding your photos and making money off ads without ever sending traffic to your site. This is exactly what Google is doing.

"Use another search engine!" Maybe you don't understand how a monopoly works... and why they are illegal.

<< "Use another search engine!" Maybe you don't understand how a monopoly works... and why they are illegal. >>

*Hint* ... they are not actually illegal and the government even grants them in some instances. You might want to read up on the law about Monopolies.

Also you are making quite a few other unproven claims in your rant.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2016 at 00:28 UTC

No-Brainer: if Getty wants a specific service from Google, then Getty should buy that service from Google and pay them appropriate compensation for it. Otherwise Getty is certainly very free to take their business elsewhere. I guess thats pretty much the message they got from Google about this issue and I feel Google is right on the mark.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2016 at 21:34 UTC as 38th comment
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (409 comments in total)
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Stephan Def: I think this is targeted to sell to professional type organisations with adequate budgets which will always buy into the latest Nikon hardware by default selection. This strategy may not work out in a very tight and depressed business environment.

@mxx I'm afraid you don't get the point. (Remember the GM - Hummer?)

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2016 at 10:06 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Nikon D5 (409 comments in total)

I think this is targeted to sell to professional type organisations with adequate budgets which will always buy into the latest Nikon hardware by default selection. This strategy may not work out in a very tight and depressed business environment.

Link | Posted on Jan 13, 2016 at 10:14 UTC as 42nd comment | 3 replies
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Stephan Def: Samsung should come out and say what their strategy is going forward because, I don't get this. Samsung has spent millions developing a lot of basic digital camera technology. It would be very bad business to just throw it all away.

Managing expectations is important, Samsung could very well do that now, if they had a strategy that is.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2015 at 09:19 UTC

Samsung should come out and say what their strategy is going forward because, I don't get this. Samsung has spent millions developing a lot of basic digital camera technology. It would be very bad business to just throw it all away.

Link | Posted on Nov 21, 2015 at 14:41 UTC as 158th comment | 6 replies
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