watson076

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Reservoir_Dog: Yes! I hope they put this sensor in their higher end body's because x-trans sucks, bayer is still the best for fine details.

Never had an issue with X sensors. They easily outresolve my FF bodies hitting way about their weight class.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2018 at 16:23 UTC
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thoth22: The lack of grip on some of fuji's cameras is puzzling. Apparently fuji is not king of ergonomics.

I think it’s to keep their bodies small. I have big hands and have no trouble holding the XT20 which is pretty small.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2018 at 16:19 UTC
On article Upwardly mobile: Sony a6300 Review (2164 comments in total)

The camera looks cool, the features are brilliant, the image quality however looks like s$@t

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2016 at 19:13 UTC as 402nd comment | 7 replies

I never tell the ladies I have a 1 inch sensor, but I often brag about the 10x zoom in my pocket...

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 18:46 UTC as 31st comment | 2 replies

Slow news day. I am more excited about a potato salad recipe I just about on pinterest...

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2016 at 18:45 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
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watson076: Over the last few years manufacturers have really lost touch with what photographers love, but I believe Fuji really hit the reset button. 40-50 mp this and that, 4k video, blah blah blah - who the f**k cares ? What I want is a true photographic experience (and I speak for many friends of mine who feel the same way). Fuji concentrates on what true photographers want, not what focus groups tell them to manufacture. Thank god someone is listening.

Bill, good luck with your $25 camera !!! Sounds like a perfect match for you !!!!!!!!

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2015 at 17:19 UTC
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watson076: Over the last few years manufacturers have really lost touch with what photographers love, but I believe Fuji really hit the reset button. 40-50 mp this and that, 4k video, blah blah blah - who the f**k cares ? What I want is a true photographic experience (and I speak for many friends of mine who feel the same way). Fuji concentrates on what true photographers want, not what focus groups tell them to manufacture. Thank god someone is listening.

sandy b, I think you missed the point (or it went way way over your head). I never said because you used another camera you were not a photographer, but thanks for the spin ! I think at the core most photographers and artist want a company that builds a camera that connects with the individual. I don't want a camera with 100mp, 4k video that operates exactly like my iPhone - i want a camera that connects with me. Manufacturers churn out the same recycled designs, the same cheap slow zooms, the same ole image quality. And while you have a point, it's a weak point. While it may not matter to you what tools you use, it does to me. I am inspired by the tools I use. I appreciate color, I appreciate design, I love fast, sharp primes with lovely bokeh. If it isn't "magical" to you, than maybe for you photography is just a thing you do - nothing more, nothing less. For me its art, it's an extension of who I am, something I love and I am very passionate about.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2015 at 15:40 UTC

Over the last few years manufacturers have really lost touch with what photographers love, but I believe Fuji really hit the reset button. 40-50 mp this and that, 4k video, blah blah blah - who the f**k cares ? What I want is a true photographic experience (and I speak for many friends of mine who feel the same way). Fuji concentrates on what true photographers want, not what focus groups tell them to manufacture. Thank god someone is listening.

Link | Posted on Dec 23, 2015 at 13:34 UTC as 21st comment | 22 replies
On article Merry Christmas II you: RX1R II sample gallery updated (138 comments in total)
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forpetessake: What's wrong with the red color? Those blooming reds are in such a contrast to generally subdued if not to say flat other colors. It produces an impression of selective (red) color filter. And I must say it's quite unpleasant.

I agree with those who say that there is no other camera so small with such good specs, but when it comes to image quality, in particular colors and tonality, this camera is rather underwhelming.

Or one might argue that a $3000 camera should get things right in camera, but that's just me. I don't buy a BMW because I want to work on the engine ;)

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2015 at 21:26 UTC

If they want this to be successful they need to market this to iPhone users

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2015 at 00:07 UTC as 1st comment
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watson076: I bought the XA1 and it was one of the worst cameras I have ever purchased. Ultra cheap plastic, flimsy, clumsy controls (especially back panel), poor lcd screen, slow operation, poor auto focus (I could go on). Is the XA2 better ?

I should say image quality was its strong point if you could get passed everything else, unfortunately as a camera I missed too many moments.

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2015 at 16:27 UTC

I bought the XA1 and it was one of the worst cameras I have ever purchased. Ultra cheap plastic, flimsy, clumsy controls (especially back panel), poor lcd screen, slow operation, poor auto focus (I could go on). Is the XA2 better ?

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2015 at 16:25 UTC as 20th comment | 3 replies
On article Canon 35mm F1.4L II: a photojournalist's perspective (87 comments in total)
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straylightrun: Great article. Shame that the Canon 35/1.4 II doesnt have IS, especially for the price. Good thing Sony has IBIS so you can use the newer a7 series body to make optimum use of this lens.

Yes, but then no autofocus on an A7 Shame. Rather have AF than IS any day of the week.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2015 at 14:57 UTC
On article Canon EF 35mm F1.4L II USM real-world sample gallery (132 comments in total)

Superb. The lens is stunning, definitely up there with the very best of the best.

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2015 at 15:51 UTC as 26th comment

RIP Samsung Cameras....

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 19:08 UTC as 169th comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Tudor ApMadoc (41 comments in total)

Beautiful pictures, Congratulations on being featured, well deserved. Might I add I am extremely jealous of your gear ;)

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2015 at 07:32 UTC as 4th comment
On article 2015 Roundup: Advanced Zoom Compacts (143 comments in total)
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Pandimonium: It looks like Canon fodder. Five camera's sent to the front but none make it to the end.

Bet Canon outsells all of them.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2015 at 22:10 UTC
On article 2015 Roundup: Advanced Zoom Compacts (143 comments in total)
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LCH72: I can't help but think that Canon sometimes gets a bit of a harsh ride in some reviews and forums, and that some more recognition should be given to real world pricing. You can currently pick up a Canon G7X for under £300 online in the UK, while the equivalent discounters will charge £430 for a Sony RX100 iii and £600 for an RX100 iv. Granted the Canon has no EVF, is slow in RAW continuous, has less advanced video and less than ideal corners at wide angle / open, but it has a control set-up that looks much better than the Sony (including touch screen focus point selection for a start), has a brighter lens over a significant portion of the range, has a usefully longer reach at tele and (I can say having spent more time than I ought looking at samples online) sharper results in many cases at the 50mm+ end of the range. For many users (myself included I suspect) it would be a better buy than any of the RX100 family.

I agree. I owned a Sony A7 and A6000 and came back to Canon recently and found the return refreshing on so many levels.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2015 at 22:07 UTC
On article What's missing? Ming Thein on the state of mirrorless (734 comments in total)
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Jonathan Crilly: I think this article is useful in highlighting some of today's issues with mirrorless. However in 5-10 years DSLR's will be a niche product and mirrorless will be the most prevalent technology. The functionality provided is better, the focussing technology is better and more accurate and will catch up with and surpass DSLR's. The two dinosaurs - Canon and Nikon will develop full frame mirrorless cameras in order to compete with Sony/Samsung and will no doubt bring out or improve APS-C models. None of the issues highlighted are insurmountable. Once we had manual focus cameras that used film, now we have autofocussing models that use digital technology to record images. As sure as night follows day, mirrorless will replace current DSLR technology.

Sales are down across the board due to smartphones. DSLRs are still the more popular product when people do updates to a more sophisticated system.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2015 at 18:02 UTC
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