tlinn

tlinn

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Joined on Dec 17, 2003

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On article iPhone X vs. Samsung Note 8 (378 comments in total)
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saiko: Visually the iPhone X looks hideously unresolved when
compared to Galaxy S 8.

So many things look half baked that it doesn't look like apple at all! esp from the front.
Such a shame...

I'll say this. I'll buy the iPhone X but I definitely prefer the design (and size) of the Samsung.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 15:03 UTC
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tedwill48167: I have the 7 Plus and I'm ordering the iPhone X. I also have the Fuji x100F and a couple of Canon DSLRs. I have a hard time distinguishing between the iPhone and the Fuji in terms of image quality with outdoor photos (and some indoor). I know there are use cases (low lighting, etc) where an APS-C camera will always win out, but the smart phones are really closing the gap. It's great that iOS devices compete neck and neck with Android to constantly improve the quality. We all win in the end.

Really, Studor13? Mr. "I have a 30x40cm print cropped from an iPhone 6s that has a very wide DR and it looks superb." Were you trying to say you only print small? :-) And, BTW, it's "Mr. Pitt" to you. LOL. Enjoy your weekend.

Link | Posted on Sep 23, 2017 at 15:58 UTC
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tedwill48167: I have the 7 Plus and I'm ordering the iPhone X. I also have the Fuji x100F and a couple of Canon DSLRs. I have a hard time distinguishing between the iPhone and the Fuji in terms of image quality with outdoor photos (and some indoor). I know there are use cases (low lighting, etc) where an APS-C camera will always win out, but the smart phones are really closing the gap. It's great that iOS devices compete neck and neck with Android to constantly improve the quality. We all win in the end.

@composed Wait a minute. You're making your stand about iPhone print quality based on "snaps" and photos of receipts? Just as I suspected: a fanboy. Both you and Studor accused me of commenting without experience to back up my thoughts. I was demonstrating that not only do I have experience, I likely have *more* printing experience than either of you from a wide variety of image files and sizes. The link is so that you don't have to take my word for it. Just about any imaging device can make a decent looking 4x6 print. Larger prints separate the wheat from the chaff. All that said, I don't disagree that the iPhone 8 Plus does offer impressive image quality for what it is...and if you'd read further before commenting you would have seen that I'd already backed off my original comment to the OP. I've owned a number of iPhones and, with any luck, I'll be using an X in a couple months.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 21:02 UTC
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tedwill48167: I have the 7 Plus and I'm ordering the iPhone X. I also have the Fuji x100F and a couple of Canon DSLRs. I have a hard time distinguishing between the iPhone and the Fuji in terms of image quality with outdoor photos (and some indoor). I know there are use cases (low lighting, etc) where an APS-C camera will always win out, but the smart phones are really closing the gap. It's great that iOS devices compete neck and neck with Android to constantly improve the quality. We all win in the end.

@Studor13 @composed Simmer down, fanboys. I do speak from experience. I routinely print and sell large format images. The last one was a 7 foot by 4 foot quadtych. Smartphone photos aren't in the same ballpark when it comes to print quality at this level. https://flic.kr/p/YYc6vD

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 19:11 UTC
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tedwill48167: I have the 7 Plus and I'm ordering the iPhone X. I also have the Fuji x100F and a couple of Canon DSLRs. I have a hard time distinguishing between the iPhone and the Fuji in terms of image quality with outdoor photos (and some indoor). I know there are use cases (low lighting, etc) where an APS-C camera will always win out, but the smart phones are really closing the gap. It's great that iOS devices compete neck and neck with Android to constantly improve the quality. We all win in the end.

@tedwill48167 You're right. I apologize for the snark. After actually looking at the images in the DXO review I'm impressed.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 18:26 UTC
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skanter: I find that the ergonomics of phones make them almost impossible to shoot with.

@hatwearingfool I see what you mean. I'm constant overwhelmed by the volume of breathtaking cat photos being shot on smartphones and posted to the web everyday. /s

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 18:15 UTC
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tedwill48167: I have the 7 Plus and I'm ordering the iPhone X. I also have the Fuji x100F and a couple of Canon DSLRs. I have a hard time distinguishing between the iPhone and the Fuji in terms of image quality with outdoor photos (and some indoor). I know there are use cases (low lighting, etc) where an APS-C camera will always win out, but the smart phones are really closing the gap. It's great that iOS devices compete neck and neck with Android to constantly improve the quality. We all win in the end.

In bright light where noise won't be an issue, shutter speed doesn't matter, dynamic range doesn't matter, deep DOF is desired, and large prints are not desired I can totally see that being the case.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2017 at 18:11 UTC
On article iPhone X vs. Samsung Note 8 (378 comments in total)

What does this mean: "The Note 8 will also let you save a photo taken with the wide-angle camera; not so on the iPhone X." I'm not understanding the limitation on the iPhone. Obviously the wide angle lens will be used and photos will be saved.

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2017 at 18:57 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies

I'm not sure I get this. If this workflow converted images to TIFF files or DNG files I would see the benefit. If you're going to batch convert to JPG, what's even faster is to shoot JPG. Same result. Or, if you want to preserve editing latitude, RAW + JPG.

What would be better is legit RAW conversion software that could demosaic RAF files into a lossless format—DNG, for example. I suspect Fuji is so paranoid about protecting its IP that it wants to continue to conceal it in the camera hardware, thus this kludge.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 19:19 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
On article Lexar acquired by Chinese flash storage maker Longsys (79 comments in total)

So they bought the brand and trademarks. Nothing about the technology. Basically, we will still be able to buy cards that say "Lexar" though it will have nothing at all to do with previous Lexar products—not that this is a bad thing in my own experience.

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2017 at 22:42 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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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
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.

@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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