Pixel8888

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Pixel8888: They should stop soldering of components. Like SSD, battery etc. That prevents upgrading of older, but otherwise perfectly fine computers. Like Apple does it.

I was able to exchange the SSD in my non apple notebook for one with a bigger capacity.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2021 at 12:09 UTC

They should stop soldering of components. Like SSD, battery etc. That prevents upgrading of older, but otherwise perfectly fine computers. Like Apple does it.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2021 at 07:58 UTC as 30th comment | 3 replies
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AbrasiveReducer: I don't expect any company to sell software and update it perpetually for a one-time fee. That's not a recipe for survival. But I do expect upgrading to be optional, based on the benefits offered. No bang, no buck. Stitching and decent HDR would be something worth paying for. The ability to open files from 5 new cameras I don't own would not be worth anything, yet I pay Adobe every month, regardless.

They hope users to upgrade, like every other software manufacturer. But you don't have to, contrary to a subscription model.
It's easy to create your own styles, based on your own liking and taste.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2021 at 03:13 UTC
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AKoblentz: Made in Ukraine. That's all

@Billy34 here is the link. Honest, makes the most of his income from luminar, the nicest people to deal with, from his perspective. but puzzled.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M51B98fAf5o

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2021 at 02:35 UTC
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AKoblentz: Made in Ukraine. That's all

It's interesting what Antony morganty says about the product and company on YouTube.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2021 at 04:15 UTC
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Orion09: I thought Capture One is the worst (I'm a user) when it comes to upgrades..... :)

I'm a user too, and I am very happy with C1. I use it with sessions. I think, when you slam a product, you should specify WHY, what are you missing.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2021 at 03:19 UTC

I wish they would mention the percentage of AdobeRGB, since a few notebook panels from other manufacturers already cover 100% AdobeRGB.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2021 at 03:16 UTC as 1st comment

I have luminar 4 and use it from time to time with edit with from C1. But I absolutely dislike these 'Early bird price: 30K copies only' marketing gimmicks. And it looks like the they have no more amazon pay. It's on their bottom banner but not mentioned as payment method. I wish they would concentrate on one product and not start a new one every year.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2021 at 03:07 UTC as 18th comment | 6 replies
On article Home at last: a travelogue with the GFX 50S II (122 comments in total)
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Reilly Diefenbach: Cloud highlights appear blown on some of these, even if they are not officially. Not much latitude to fix them in raw.

I can't even open these raw images with C1. C1 would be good in recovering highlights.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2021 at 02:33 UTC
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Pixel8888: Why not include the actual screen resolution in dpi like 3840x2160 and the TESTED percentage of Adobe RGB. These shiny speed test's are only valid for a mostly empty SSD anyway.

Thanks XMACHINA. I was looking for it under specifications at the beginning.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2021 at 02:30 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S II review (524 comments in total)
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Opie3: While a full frame camera will work better for a lot of people, this is going to provide a gap in image quality for people looking to print larger or do commercial work.

By the same logic a Fuji XT4 with 26mp would give no noticeable difference or better compared to a Nikon Z6 with 24mp.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2021 at 03:19 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S II review (524 comments in total)

I think 44x33 is a kind of a sweet spot. You can (AF) adapt existing Canon, Nikon, Sigma etc. lenses. Many of them do have an image circle large enough to cover 44x33 or older (cheaper) 645 lenses and just use the cherry center part of them.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2021 at 03:12 UTC as 15th comment
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S II review (524 comments in total)
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XCameraObscura: The GFX50S is/was a better tool in those cases where professionals know why they are using such a MF camera, even if it has only a 'crop MF' sensor, 44x33 is fine. The SII is missing a few things to keep that professional standard where it was. Evidently the GF-Fujinons still have exceptional optical qualities but it's not difficult depending on your kind of photography to find the current range restrictive. At the end all the big full frame systems are far more versatile, more future-proof and true, the delta isn't big. Quite sure that Fujifilm has in origin not conceived this system to become a true full frame competitor or to get a mainstream solution 'that can do everything from stills to video'. The reason they try to create that illusion today is likely that such a system can't survive on a very small professional user base only. I still doubt that Fujifilm can keep two mounts alive.

I don't understand what you mean with crop mf sensor. I used to have a Fuji GSW690II, a 6x9cm film camera, the film size was 2x of 645 and half of large format. Would it make sense to have a digital 6x9 or 6x7 sensor? I don't think so, it would require lenses with a bigger image circle. aka heavier, bigger and much more expensive for a smaller user base. The sensor size is fine IMHO. The development should rather go into better and more innovative (MF) sensor technology.MF is Fuji's home territory, they are building MF cameras for decades.

A commercial photographer uses the right tool for the job, like in the past.

24X36 is just a crop of movie film BTW

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2021 at 02:46 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S II review (524 comments in total)
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zakk9: It's a very nice camera for stills, but since video is not a focus here, the competitor that springs to my mind is the D850. It's cheaper, offers similar image quality, great AF, and although the Fuji lenses are probably sharper than most of the F-mount Nikkors, none of them offers f/1.4 and only one so far f/1.7. Nikon on the other hand offers an abundance of good f/1.4 primes, some of them of exceptional quality.

EVF vs. OVF is another discussion. Personally I prefer the latter for stills.

@szakk9
you can adapt these lenses to the GFX with AF. The image circle of many 24x36 lenses covers 44x33. But the dof is razor thin wide open.
https://fstoppers.com/gear/fuji-gfx-50s-techart-adapter-sigma-85mm-f14-art-versus-gf-110mm-f2-218888

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2021 at 02:10 UTC

Why not include the actual screen resolution in dpi like 3840x2160 and the TESTED percentage of Adobe RGB. These shiny speed test's are only valid for a mostly empty SSD anyway.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2021 at 03:08 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S II review (524 comments in total)
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adengappasami: How is this a silver award. Because of AF. .....cant be.....This is equivalent to canon announcing 5d as the first affordable full frame.

This is a gold award camera in all aspects. Comparison should be against any other digital medium format and you will see 90 plus point gold award where you penalize for AF not being as good as full frame cameras.

Fuji and other MF makers are victims of Sony's monopolistic sensor policy. Sony does not have a huge interest in creating too much competition to it's own A7R4 line. The A7R4, XT4 and GFX100 are the same sensor family, same pixel pitch. But there is nothing in between, like a modern 50-70mp 44x33mm sensor. That's not Fuji's fault.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2021 at 02:55 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S II review (524 comments in total)
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zakk9: It's a very nice camera for stills, but since video is not a focus here, the competitor that springs to my mind is the D850. It's cheaper, offers similar image quality, great AF, and although the Fuji lenses are probably sharper than most of the F-mount Nikkors, none of them offers f/1.4 and only one so far f/1.7. Nikon on the other hand offers an abundance of good f/1.4 primes, some of them of exceptional quality.

EVF vs. OVF is another discussion. Personally I prefer the latter for stills.

It's a question of practicability. The DOF of 44x33 vs 24x36 is different, like it is with apsc vs 24x36. Rule of thumb is to use 0.79 to the f stop. Some 24x36mm 1.2 and 1.0 ff lenses have a large enough image circle to be used on 44x33, but the DOF is razor thin. Looking for a shallow DOF and looks, I would rather use the GF110.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2021 at 02:27 UTC
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PocketPixels: Looks like a lovely camera. I'm old enough to remember Fujifilm as a film manufacturer that dabbled in cameras, so I'm always impressed at how thoroughly they have reinvented themselves as high-end camera makers.

Pentax will have to include Shake Reduction in its next 645_ now that Fujifilm has put IBIS in such an aggressively-priced MF body.

Fuji was one of the leading film medium format camera and lens makers for decades, and maker for large format lenses. Medium format always was their home territory.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2021 at 04:54 UTC
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blse59: Lack of 4k video is an instant no buy. I lost interest completely and suddenly after I read that sentence.

When you do it for a living, you use more than one camera anyway. Use the right tool for the job. I absolutely dislike the merger of stills photography and video in one tool, that does nothing right, and skips the best EVF.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2021 at 04:23 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 50S II review (524 comments in total)

Finally a Fuji camera that does not focus on video and is made for stills photographers.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2021 at 03:27 UTC as 52nd comment
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