tlinn

tlinn

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Joined on Dec 17, 2003

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Reactive: I think it's great that Fuji are doing well, but I'm sure a couple of things might help them sell even more.
a) Replace the Fujifilm name. It's from yesteryear and looks silly and old-fashioned on a modern camera.
b) Try to modernize the designs. However technically competent they are, and however good the handling, making cameras that look like antique Zenits from the 1970s can do nothing but help many potential buyers overlook Fuji and go straight to modern looking Canons and Nikons.

I happen to agree with you about the FUJIFILM name. Fuji actually switched it back to FUJIFILM not too many years ago. Part of the whole retro thing. That said, you obviously aren't familiar with the following that FUJIFILM has developed in large part because of the aesthetic and ergonomic design of their bodies. It isn't for everyone and there are downsides but you can't deny the upside of FUJIFILM's approach either. Having direct manual control of the camera's functionality is kind of nice, speaking as someone who moved from a 5D3 to an X-T1 and X-T2.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 21:40 UTC
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DYOC: how about sharing some of the wealth
and update their lousy EVFs to 3.68+ MP.

I would like to see the EVF's resolution upgraded but I wouldn't call the current ones (at least in the X-T1 and X-T2 lousy. In fact, quite the opposite.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 21:30 UTC
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DaddyG: Fujifilm finds improper accounting practices:

https://www.ft.com/content/b023b11c-4f53-11e7-a1f2-db19572361bb

That's specifically discussed and accounted for in the latest report. Turned out to have very little impact on the bottom line.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 21:29 UTC

I was all excited until I read the last sentence.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2017 at 18:55 UTC as 19th comment | 4 replies
On article Microsoft launches new generation Surface Pro (24 comments in total)
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tlinn: I have been waiting and waiting and waiting for this update. All I can say is I'm somewhat underwhelmed. No USB-c? Really? And I still can't connect a card reader and external drive at the same time without an external hub. I don't get it.

That said, the battery life is impressive and no one has mentioned the one big upgrade: optional LTE. I would *love* to have this feature on whatever I end up getting instead of this new Surface Pro.

Sorry, virtualreality. I didn't realize English was your second language. Have a good evening.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 00:25 UTC
On article Microsoft launches new generation Surface Pro (24 comments in total)
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tlinn: I have been waiting and waiting and waiting for this update. All I can say is I'm somewhat underwhelmed. No USB-c? Really? And I still can't connect a card reader and external drive at the same time without an external hub. I don't get it.

That said, the battery life is impressive and no one has mentioned the one big upgrade: optional LTE. I would *love* to have this feature on whatever I end up getting instead of this new Surface Pro.

What has nothing to do with this iteration, virtualreality? What have I said that is inaccurate? Are you suggesting that the latest Surface Pro has an SD card reader? The specs on MS site say otherwise though I would be happy to be wrong.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2017 at 00:04 UTC
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tlinn: I have been waiting and waiting and waiting for this update. All I can say is I'm somewhat underwhelmed. No USB-c? Really? And I still can't connect a card reader and external drive at the same time without an external hub. I don't get it.

That said, the battery life is impressive and no one has mentioned the one big upgrade: optional LTE. I would *love* to have this feature on whatever I end up getting instead of this new Surface Pro.

@deploylinux I appreciate your thoughts and suggestions. In my case, I'm generating photos and video content while traveling that consume more than a TB of space. But even if it didn't, best practice is not to trust critical data to one drive. I back up to a set of Samsung T-series external SSD drives. I was an early adopter of the original Surface Pro. I've been using it for many years now and it still works very well. However having to assemble a mini computer system of hubs, drives, readers, etc., any time I need to do a quick backup has become tedious. People have been complaining about the lack of multiple USB ports since I bought my Surface Pro. It's personally disappointing that MS has chosen to ignore these concerns. And because I do hold onto my laptops for a number of years, I don't want to start out behind the curve when it comes to USB-c (I really should clarify that I'm talking about Thunderbolt 3) and its potential speed advantage for data transfer.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 23:54 UTC
On article Microsoft launches new generation Surface Pro (24 comments in total)
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tlinn: I have been waiting and waiting and waiting for this update. All I can say is I'm somewhat underwhelmed. No USB-c? Really? And I still can't connect a card reader and external drive at the same time without an external hub. I don't get it.

That said, the battery life is impressive and no one has mentioned the one big upgrade: optional LTE. I would *love* to have this feature on whatever I end up getting instead of this new Surface Pro.

@virtualreality A microSD card reader is built in. And while I appreciate this—I use it all the time on my original Surface Pro, it can't handle the 64GB SDXC cards used in my X-T2.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 23:36 UTC
On article Microsoft launches new generation Surface Pro (24 comments in total)

I have been waiting and waiting and waiting for this update. All I can say is I'm somewhat underwhelmed. No USB-c? Really? And I still can't connect a card reader and external drive at the same time without an external hub. I don't get it.

That said, the battery life is impressive and no one has mentioned the one big upgrade: optional LTE. I would *love* to have this feature on whatever I end up getting instead of this new Surface Pro.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2017 at 19:10 UTC as 1st comment | 10 replies
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tlinn: ‘It’s not a cost issue, it’s that Log is recognized as having a certain value in the market. If we want to add that value into this camera, we need to keep the value of Log video to the industry.’

So...wow. In other words, we need to fix the price of log video rather than compete and drive costs down for a feature that is free to include. That's kind of the anti-Fuji approach on how to treat customers.

Yes, they can charge whatever they want. As for competition, it is one of the pillars of a capitalist free market economy. That's not to say that corporations don't seek to fix prices and undermine competition all the time. What I found noteworthy is this exec's admission. But, hey, just because I found it noteworthy doesn't mean you have to. :-)

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 23:03 UTC
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tlinn: ‘It’s not a cost issue, it’s that Log is recognized as having a certain value in the market. If we want to add that value into this camera, we need to keep the value of Log video to the industry.’

So...wow. In other words, we need to fix the price of log video rather than compete and drive costs down for a feature that is free to include. That's kind of the anti-Fuji approach on how to treat customers.

That's my whole point. Panasonic's whole attitude on this is anti-competitive.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 21:02 UTC
On article Is it time to adopt DaVinci Resolve for video editing? (32 comments in total)

I'm still plugging along with PP CS6. I will absolutely consider migrating to Resolve when I reach the point where CS6 is no longer viable.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 20:02 UTC as 1st comment

‘It’s not a cost issue, it’s that Log is recognized as having a certain value in the market. If we want to add that value into this camera, we need to keep the value of Log video to the industry.’

So...wow. In other words, we need to fix the price of log video rather than compete and drive costs down for a feature that is free to include. That's kind of the anti-Fuji approach on how to treat customers.

Link | Posted on May 8, 2017 at 19:59 UTC as 35th comment | 8 replies
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Scottelly: We don't want to miss out on some of the profit we would make by making competitive cameras, so we'll just quit.

More opportuinity for Sony . . . and Fuji.

Meanwhile Sigma is expanding their camera business.

Fuji diversified into nutrition supplements, cosmetics, chemicals and other businesses when film died. They still do photography because the chairman is committed to it as a social good. The business is profitable mainly because of Instax though the X-system is in the black.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 16:14 UTC

Great app. I can't recommend it enough.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 19:17 UTC as 7th comment
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tlinn: I've been surprised by the number of people who don't understand why this is newsworthy. Death Valley is a significant and increasingly popular photographic location in the U.S. with Badwater Basin being one of its major sites. While it is true that the salt flat is vast, there is only one easy access point with parking, exhibits, and a boardwalk to make it easy for everyone, young and old, to get out onto it and experience for themselves its stark beauty. This is where the van did its damage.

Maybe you don't shoot landscapes. Maybe you don't find wilderness beautiful. Hopefully you can still muster up enough empathy to appreciate why this is a significant and newsworthy event for the millions of people who love this place.

@Distagon18 I can appreciate your argument that this area really isn't wilderness per se but I think most understand my point. I would argue that making areas like Badwater accessible so that all can enjoy it is probably more responsible than anything else (except maybe photography) for the preservation of these places. And, yes, there will be wear and tear from being over-loved but that is entirely different than vandalism.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 18:40 UTC
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mbrobich: There's more damage caused by the amount of old cars still running in the U.S.

More damage to what?

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 03:03 UTC
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Esstee: Hmmmm.
Am I missing something, or are people freaking out over tracks left in a deserted salt pit?

Yes. You're missing something.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 03:01 UTC
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Arastoo Vaziri: Please don't overreact: I don't condone what the bloke in the van did in any way, but the photograph of the van (not the one with it being removed) is far more interesting than the rather commonplace one with the creases.
And I wonder whether the towing vehicle tracks weren't even more harmful to the ground. Couldn't they have used an helicopter to remove the van?

Maybe if I were in a classier mood at the time of my original reaction to you, Suntan, I would have just asked what *you* mean when you use the term "entitled". I tend to assign a pejorative connotation to the term but I suppose it could be argued that if we as a society decide that a barren stretch of desert should be preserved then we are all entitled to expect it will be so. If, on the other hand, you are arguing a variation of "first world problems" I'm not sure that response matters.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 03:00 UTC

I've been surprised by the number of people who don't understand why this is newsworthy. Death Valley is a significant and increasingly popular photographic location in the U.S. with Badwater Basin being one of its major sites. While it is true that the salt flat is vast, there is only one easy access point with parking, exhibits, and a boardwalk to make it easy for everyone, young and old, to get out onto it and experience for themselves its stark beauty. This is where the van did its damage.

Maybe you don't shoot landscapes. Maybe you don't find wilderness beautiful. Hopefully you can still muster up enough empathy to appreciate why this is a significant and newsworthy event for the millions of people who love this place.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 21:19 UTC as 30th comment | 3 replies
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