tlinn

tlinn

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Joined on Dec 17, 2003

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tlinn: Nik Collection users can't catch a break! I was really hoping we would see some refinements to those tools. Maybe we still will.

@Chuckmet People like me, who paid $500, are happy for you freeloaders but may not feel the same sense of "What more can we ask for?" that you do. :-) Yes, Nik still does what it's always done and that's not nothing. But some of the tools have room for improvement. Halo reduction is one area where I would welcome advancement.

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2018 at 22:10 UTC
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tlinn: Meh. I've never found a better better gear+personal items pack than the WANDRD PRVKE 21. It's got a real hipbelt, expandable capacity, fast access to gear and I think it looks great. This fails on all fronts for me.

@FTOG I agree. I was surprised with how well the PRVKE 21 carries weight. I bought it to use as a daily carry. I had planned to continue using my F-Stop Gear packs for actual photo hikes but one trip with the PRVKE 21 and I've never looked back. The F-Stop Gear's harness with the aluminum stay is still probably a little more comfortable but I can't go back to not having side-access to my camera. That has become a prerequisite for any new pack that I consider.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2018 at 19:41 UTC
On article Sony a7 III Review (1616 comments in total)
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winkalman: It truly does look like a great camera. I can't help but chuckle at the hyperbole around here though. Every time there's a half stop gap between a new product and an old one the market prognosticators get whipped up into a frenzy. This is, in fact, an incremental upgrade that should've surprised absolutely no one, especially considering how good the A9 and A7R-III were.

I would argue that this is one case where hyperbole may be justified. Sony has undeniably raised the value proposition for this price point. And their advancement in terms of eye focus in continuous AF as well as focus point viewfinder coverage is hardly incremental in my opinion. Yes, some of this may be available in the A9 but what does it cost again?

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2018 at 19:10 UTC

Nik Collection users can't catch a break! I was really hoping we would see some refinements to those tools. Maybe we still will.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2018 at 19:04 UTC as 56th comment | 4 replies
On article Sony a7 III Review (1616 comments in total)
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Gavin Wade: There should be a platinum award

@Tog-meister What, in the last decade, gives you the impression that Canon is interested in competing? I often wonder if "rest on your laurels" is the official company slogan.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2018 at 18:48 UTC
On article Sony a7 III Review (1616 comments in total)
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Dimit: Optimum ff camera choice eversince digital cameras were invented...

@MyReality You've got the snark turned up to 11 today.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2018 at 18:40 UTC
On article Sony a7 III Review (1616 comments in total)
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The Silver Nemesis: Mr. Rishi did it again (figuratively speaking): OK, so this unprecedented camera will get better or the same "hit rate" as the 1D-X II. What if it rains? What if it rains heavily? Will running to find cover slow down the A7 III hit rate? Or, to be correct, the phrase should start with "In ideal (weather) conditions..."
Nevermind... that's the beauty of the language.

P. S.: to be fair, someone (from the reviewers) mentioned this in the "to be improved" list.

I think his point was value at the 7 III's price point. Not that this is a suitable replacement for the 1DX II in every respect.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2018 at 18:39 UTC
On article Sony a7 III Review (1616 comments in total)

I don't shoot Sony but I'm delighted to see them raising standards and expectations for both features and performance at this price point.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2018 at 18:37 UTC as 145th comment

I think of SmugMug as a photo-hosting site only. I don't know anyone that actually browses SmugMug like they do Flickr. I'm at Flickr for the community. That said, I think Flickr could have done alot worse. The founder seems to be genuinely interested in photography.

I hope SmugMug doesn't alter Flickr's aesthetic which I like alot. SmugMug seems to want to be a little too cute sometimes—not my style at all. That little green doodle of a smile drives me nuts.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2018 at 02:41 UTC as 39th comment | 3 replies
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tlinn: Meh. I've never found a better better gear+personal items pack than the WANDRD PRVKE 21. It's got a real hipbelt, expandable capacity, fast access to gear and I think it looks great. This fails on all fronts for me.

Yes. I like the 21 so much I wouldn't hesitate to pick up the 31 too if I needed more space.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2018 at 18:55 UTC

Meh. I've never found a better better gear+personal items pack than the WANDRD PRVKE 21. It's got a real hipbelt, expandable capacity, fast access to gear and I think it looks great. This fails on all fronts for me.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2018 at 18:09 UTC as 13th comment | 8 replies
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MikeStern: I am surprised to hear that 20% pro users too. I thought it would be 5% or so.

LOL :-D

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2018 at 17:37 UTC
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Mr Kobayashi: All this anti-Xtrans crap has got to be from people who have never used a Fuji or don’t know about C1 or Iridient. IMHO C1 is better for Bayer as well. If Fuji fully switched to Bayer tomorrow I couldn’t care less

I shoot Fuji and use Lr, C1 and Iridient. I have never seen any advantage to X-Trans; in fact, I've seen the opposite in my own testing. It's not a big enough deal to force a change but I can't deny that X-Trans seems like more of an advantage for marketing than image quality. I wonder how many people waving the X-Trans banner here have actually looked for themselves vs quoting the Fujifilm marketing hype. It's pretty easy to find comparisons that show the disadvantage of X-Trans on the internet. I've never seen the opposite. Maybe I've just missed those posts. If they exist, I'd love to see the links.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2018 at 18:36 UTC
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MikeStern: I am surprised to hear that 20% pro users too. I thought it would be 5% or so.

LOL. Yes, 5% pros. The other 95% are dentists. :-)

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2018 at 18:26 UTC
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eno2: Fuji doesen't get it, their "unique" X-Trans is a "no go" for the majority of photographers who want a proper sensor (Bayer) in their cameras!

There's no doubt that X-Trans has different strengths and weaknesses compared to Bayer. It's not all bad but, all things considered, I would choose Bayer if I could. I shoot Fuji despite X-Trans rather than because of it.

Link | Posted on Mar 26, 2018 at 18:24 UTC
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tlinn: Canon: We give you as little as we can get away with for as much money as we can get away with. Some will argue this is capitalism but when companies like Sony and Fuji are actually competing for business I’m not sure Canon’s strategy is sustainable.

@badi I'm not saying Fuji doesn't have a marketing strategy. Kaizen is a strategy. But *disabling* features strictly to differentiate one product from another is entirely different than *excluding* a feature from a hardware design to save costs and hit a price point. Canon does the former; Fuji does the latter. Now if the X-T20 is capable of EVF+LCD Preview and it was intentionally disabled then Fujifilm would be pulling a "Canon" in that instance. But that decision would make no sense in light of the fact that they offer it on the X-E3. I'm inclined to think there is a limitation somewhere. Obviously I'm just speculating. As for firmware upgrades, that too is different. There are many variables involved in whether Fuji is *able* to add a particular feature through an update and whether they can justify spending the money. To be clear, I'm not holding up Fuji as the "ideal" that all companies should aspire too. They're just better than Canon in this respect.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2018 at 23:01 UTC
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tlinn: Canon: We give you as little as we can get away with for as much money as we can get away with. Some will argue this is capitalism but when companies like Sony and Fuji are actually competing for business I’m not sure Canon’s strategy is sustainable.

@Yake I can't disagree with you there. The SLP (Sony lens premium) is real.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2018 at 18:23 UTC
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tlinn: Canon: We give you as little as we can get away with for as much money as we can get away with. Some will argue this is capitalism but when companies like Sony and Fuji are actually competing for business I’m not sure Canon’s strategy is sustainable.

@badi I completely disagree with your premise. Fuji differentiates its products based primarily on differences in the hardware itself. It doesn't disable capabilities of which the camera is capable just to force customers into a higher priced body. In fact, Fuji adds capabilities to older bodies as they are developed for newer ones. This is very different than Canon's "bilk customers for every last cent" philosophy.

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2018 at 18:21 UTC

Canon: We give you as little as we can get away with for as much money as we can get away with. Some will argue this is capitalism but when companies like Sony and Fuji are actually competing for business I’m not sure Canon’s strategy is sustainable.

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2018 at 06:36 UTC as 92nd comment | 12 replies
On article Fujifilm X-H1 Review (1469 comments in total)
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BostonC: Not a fan of the way x-trans sensor renders red and blue, though Fuji has come a long way from the first generation technology. The details or the lacking on the left side coat, compared to other cameras, still show the limitation: https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/image-comparison/fullscreen?attr18=daylight&attr13_0=fujifilm_xh1&attr13_1=samsung_nx1&attr13_2=sony_a6500&attr13_3=panasonic_dcg9&attr15_0=raw&attr15_1=raw&attr15_2=raw&attr15_3=raw&attr16_0=200&attr16_1=200&attr16_2=200&attr16_3=200&attr126_3=1&normalization=full&widget=1&x=-0.3654551708323779&y=0.1791044776119403

I have to disagree. The texture definitely improves on the JPG but the level of detail isn't close to either of the Bayer sensors.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2018 at 18:05 UTC
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