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matthew saville: All of a sudden I feel like browsing again...

What the late Christopher Hitchens said about writers can be applied to all artists: “Everybody does have a book in them, but in most cases that's where it should stay.”

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 01:21 UTC
On article Roadtrip Review Redux: The Fujifilm X100F (173 comments in total)
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iudex: Nice roadtrip, the article and the photos created a sentimental mood and desire for travelling.
However I cannot stop thinking that many pics ask for a wider angle of view; 35mm eq is simply not wide enough for landscapes and travelling. 28 or 24mm would be better. So as usual I come to the conclusion that for me a fixed prime lens compact is not an ideal travel cam. A 24-70mm eq. would be so much more useful. When staying with Fuji and prime lenses, an XT-20 + 14mm + 23mm + 50mm would be much more helpful.

My travel kit is a Sony A7 with a 28mm prime and a 50mm. I find that I don't need a 35mm or a 70mm. In post-processing, you can crop the 28mm shots for the 35mm perspective, and crop the 50mm shots for 70mm compositions. With good quality lenses there is plenty enough resolution to crop freely without any loss in quality.

Link | Posted on May 30, 2017 at 19:07 UTC
On article PDN announces 2017 Photo Annual contest winners (62 comments in total)
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Peak freak: I have no interest in photographing people, weddings, editorial work... You know, the things that make money. Oh well...

How about cute cats? :-)

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 19:11 UTC

Haha, I love the name, Crapinon. If I build a similar lens I'll call mine Crapegon, or Crappor....

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 18:44 UTC as 11th comment
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Sylvain G: 40mm
so sad it's not more popular... but maybe times aren't so bad if voightlander releases its 40mm f1.2.

I thought I was the only one who is a 40mm fan. Voigtlander has a neat 40mm f2 pancake, too bad its performance is only so-so.

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 18:45 UTC

In my younger days I used to look forward to the beginning to every month to check out the latest copy of Pop Photo. Then, with the advent of online content, the magazine began to feel dated. I felt that their equipment reviews were not as sophisticated as sites such as DPreview or Imaging Resource, and even the published photos were somewhat uninspiring. In fact I enjoyed looking at this site's challenges more than Pop Photo's pics. As for technique, there's a wealth of excellent content on YouTube. Having said all that, I'm still sad to see the magazine's demise. I hope this is not a harbinger that non-selfie photography is dying as a hobby and an art.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 19:01 UTC as 21st comment
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Lotzy: I want foveon type sensor, curved, with global shutter, with 16 million usable ISO and non mechanical lens aperture... Please?

I want all of the above plus no-lens-required sensor:

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2016 at 20:24 UTC
On article Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod hands-on preview (152 comments in total)

I predict this will be another commercial flop for Hasselblad, a la Lunar. Yeah, I know Hassy needs to expand beyond their shrinking medium format market, but their marketing strategy seems rudderless. This is neither fish nor fowl - the selfie crowd/Instagrammers don't need that much capability, and certainly won't be willing to fork over $ for the premium Hasselblad brand (heck, they probably haven't even heard of Hasselblad).

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 19:03 UTC as 5th comment
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (805 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: You guys should get a picture of it next to other bodies. Hard to get a feel for its size.

There;s a good side-by-side comparison with the Sony A7 at the camerasize website. It looks even smaller than shown here.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 15:01 UTC
On article Samsung NX500 shown as discontinued (273 comments in total)
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tedolf: How many different ways can you spell, "D.E.A.D."?


"Mortality challenged"

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 05:55 UTC
On article Samsung NX500 shown as discontinued (273 comments in total)

Samsung look liked such a promising contender just a short while ago, when it released the NX1. Boy, did they go downhill in a hurry.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 04:56 UTC as 42nd comment
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Bram de Mooij: It seems the megapixel race has changed to an af points race. Do we really need that ? Most of the time I use only one af point. But that's me. Not really an action photographer and never using the video features of my cameras. I think I can stop buying now. Oh, but I forget I am a gadget freak .....

If you don't care about action shooting or video, you'll be better off going full-frame with the A7 series. For this price you can now pick up a good used A7R, which I'm sure has far superior stills capabilities.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2016 at 19:43 UTC
On article Going Pro: We interview Fujifilm execs in Tokyo (354 comments in total)
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Average User: Nice article, and love the quality and tone of the discussion. The different companies have their different strengths; Don't know about top three, but I hope the dedication of Fuji to aps-c and iq keeps them in the game. In my experience, though many pros favor short dof, for most every day applications, greater dof is better, so I hope this works for Fuji.

I'm in agreement that greater dof is better for the majority of shots. Shallow dof is great for portraits and close-ups but not too much else.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2016 at 20:00 UTC

Looks like the optical design was changed, from 11 elements/8 groups/1 aspherical element to 12 elements/9 groups/2 aspherical elements. Possibly some improvement in optical performance in addition to the new stepping motor?

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 16:05 UTC as 11th comment
On article Crazy 8: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 sample gallery (115 comments in total)

For this price you can get an awful lot of capability from an APS-C or entry-level full-frame camera. Shooting video or travelling light would need to be high on your list of priorities to consider this model.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 18:43 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies
On article Crazy 8: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX8 sample gallery (115 comments in total)
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Flashback: Although the extra resolution does not seem to have compromised the sensor performance, I'm not seeing any real benefit here.

I understand it's all about marketing pressure, but I would have preferred the old 16MP with a step up in dynamic range, coupled with lower noise.

If I can give an analogy, I want to buy the cheapest house, in the most expensive road, not the other way around!

A very interesting set of pics, by the way.

I was also hoping for a boost in the dynamic range.For a brand new sensor (supposedly supplied by Sony, which makes APS-C sensors with excellent DR), only 0.3 EV improvement is kinda disappointing.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 03:39 UTC
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JonB1975: I normally stay out of these and keep my opinion to myself.... but... no.8??? Really??? there must have been a dearth of entries......

no. 8 has potential to be a good shot but is poorly composed. I think the distracting road needs cropping, and the flowers should take up more vertical space in the frame.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 17:22 UTC
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ChuckTa: Some of them are really nice, some I don't get.

Me too. I really don't get #4, and #2 is rather meh.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2015 at 07:19 UTC
On article CP+ 2015: Sony shows off new technology (216 comments in total)
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Stollen1234: It doesnt matter what sony shows is good in film and tv photography stil photos. They are not...

The Sony design aesthetic favors clean, simple lines, as opposed to the traditional rounded, bumpy SLR shapes. At first I thought the A6000 and A7 looked too plain, but I've grown to like the simple lines.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2015 at 05:48 UTC
On article Hands-on with Samsung's new NX500 (339 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: Looks good. Wish it had a viewfinder though. That's a deal breaker for me. Maybe they will make a follow up to the NX30?

I hope so, and hopefully nx50 will have some additional features besides evf

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2015 at 20:07 UTC
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