Skipper494

Lives in Canada Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Works as a Retired engineer/scientist.
Joined on Apr 20, 2004

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Vertical panorama? Looks horizontal to me. You guys are smokin', right?

Link | Posted on May 18, 2016 at 02:10 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On article 2016 Roundup: Compact Enthusiast Zoom Cameras (281 comments in total)

Another exercise in comparing apples and oranges. A huge difference in price and specs.

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2016 at 02:06 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm X70 Review (364 comments in total)

Still the same old 16MP sensor. The E-X2 from two years ago is a better buy, as was the Samsung 200 et al from four years ago.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2016 at 02:12 UTC as 67th comment | 2 replies
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 firmware update 1.01 now available (75 comments in total)

I've been involved in computers since 1948 (PLCs) and modern computers since 1965 (Metals Research Quantimet, needing the arrangement of 225 connections to program), and am well aware of the vagaries of manufacturers and sales departments. How would you like to be in charge of an exhibit in Philadelphia and have the exhibit computer ($60,000) arrive with the power supply broken loose and lying in the bottom of the cabinet? The release of an update even before the shipments arrive at the dealers is a demonstration of incompetence in any company, despite which, I enjoy my S2 Pro, X-A1 and X-E2, regardless of Fuji being years behind in the MP area.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2016 at 18:23 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 firmware update 1.01 now available (75 comments in total)

Not yet available in Canada, but already a firmware update. Apparently, Fuji is copying MicroSoft's long standing practice of putting out programs before they're ready, waiting for the complaints to come in, then issuing updates. Going off half cocked appears to be the market norm, these days.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2016 at 01:48 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
On article Opinion: Enthusiast compacts have finally come of age (492 comments in total)

He seems to have missed the NikonP340 and Samsung EX2f, both excellent pocket cameras.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2016 at 23:25 UTC as 67th comment | 3 replies
On article CP+ 2016: Hands-on with new Sigma SD cameras and lenses (308 comments in total)

Why are left eyed people complaining, when obviously the EFV has been put in the middle to accommodate either eye? Personally, I'd never buy another camera with the EVF in the middle, which is why I have a NEX 7 and a Fuji X-E2. Anyway, these new Sigmas are 1/2 pound too heavy and appear to be rather cumbersome, like the previous Sigmas. This article is supposed to be hands on, but only in photos apparently. However, if I had fewer cameras and were younger and curious as ever, I'd probably buy one to play with.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 19:27 UTC as 46th comment | 2 replies

I downloaded an update file with the same name back in July 29/2015 and installed it, also an update XFUP0010 for the 16-50 lens.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 04:22 UTC as 14th comment | 1 reply

Almost identical to a NEX 7, with upgrades for video. Hardly worth the five year wait.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 00:22 UTC as 135th comment | 1 reply
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2478 comments in total)

The Sony NEX 7 was here first. Too bad Sony compresses the RAW files.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 19:46 UTC as 456th comment | 1 reply
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2478 comments in total)

Way past time Fuji updated the sensor to 24MP. I consider this an upgrade to my X-E2 and will look forward to seeing it, as it has a corner EVF.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 19:11 UTC as 460th comment | 1 reply
On article Nikon 24-70mm F2.8 ED VR real-world sample gallery (111 comments in total)

The lake is a nice shot, but not sharp, and most are the usual poor snapshots. The first shot of the girl has her hair in front in focus, but her eyes are not. The girl and dog has the dog fuzzy, too slow an exposure. Nothing to suggest that the lens, or the extra MP, is worth the money.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2016 at 19:27 UTC as 32nd comment

Where are the high-def samples? These are little snapshots.

Link | Posted on Jan 11, 2016 at 22:24 UTC as 46th comment | 1 reply

Moonbridge shows hideous noise and a waste of effort. We need an excellent 35mm camera for a similar price to 35mm film cameras of years ago, such as the Nikon FE2. Let's not get into Leica pricing. Let's have a comparison with 24" x 36" prints from this camera, a NEX 7, Ricoh GR, even a Nikon P7700 or Samsung EX2f and I think you'll find that the RX1R II is not worth the money.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2015 at 04:36 UTC as 45th comment

A Fuji X-E2 with 35mm F1.4 is a better buy than any of these and just as compact, as are Samsung and Sony mirrorless. For a lower price, the Nikon P7700 or P7800 is hard to beat.

Link | Posted on Dec 18, 2015 at 05:16 UTC as 73rd comment | 5 replies

This is one of those stupid programs that insists on installing on Drive 'C', which is often a SSD for only the OS.

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2015 at 04:23 UTC as 7th comment
On article 2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $800-$1200 (159 comments in total)

How can the Nikon 1 possibly be in the same group as the Sony Alpha a77 II ? These roundups are getting more and more ridiculous.

Link | Posted on Nov 17, 2015 at 04:52 UTC as 45th comment | 7 replies
On article Studio tests and samples: Leica SL (beta) (754 comments in total)

Comparing RAW files, it appears that the Fuji X-E2 uses less compression and that the Leica SL has less compression than the Nikon D750. This is one reason that the Fuji takes excellent photos, despite having much less resolution.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 03:03 UTC as 80th comment | 1 reply

A $3,300 point and shoot? I don't think so and I doubt it's much better than a Ricoh GR for $750 Canadian. Let's see the really artistic photos, not just snapshots.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2015 at 18:27 UTC as 136th comment | 1 reply
On article What difference does it make? Sony uncompressed Raw (621 comments in total)

This is what I've been complaining about, ever since I got my NEX 7 and at last you've looked into and taken the credit, after listing cameras for years as having uncompressed files, very often incorrectly.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2015 at 23:10 UTC as 54th comment
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