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flysurfer

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The TCL-X100 actually performs very well with the X100V, just like the WCL-X100.

I took a few TCL samples with a pre-production X100V before the lockdown: https://flic.kr/p/2iqAaYb and https://flic.kr/p/2irUn2D and https://flic.kr/p/2irX26U and https://flic.kr/p/2iuQMaD and https://flic.kr/p/2iA7pfs

Link | Posted on Apr 6, 2020 at 13:18 UTC as 69th comment | 1 reply

Apart from the USB-C adapter solution, there's also a dedicated 3.5mm headphone jack in the battery grip.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2020 at 19:24 UTC as 118th comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

RMGoodLight: One of the first things I do with every new camera is to assign the lupe / zoom function to one of the customizable buttons. But how could I magnify the live view image on the X-A7? Don‘t tell me I have to pinch to zoom on the touch display...

You can double-tap the touchscreen, you can assign FOCUS CHECK to an Fn button, or you can use the focus stick to zoom in. I don't like the latter option, because it takes away the ability to enter the FOCUS AREA screen by pressing the stick.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2019 at 20:13 UTC
On article Fujifilm GF 50mm F3.5 R LM WR sample gallery (75 comments in total)
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James Stirling: Is there a reason why Dpreview goes out of its way to disable lens corrections { which like it or not is an intrinsic part of the design of most mirrorless lenses } in some galleries with much more limited processing than in some other galleries

This Fuji lens :
"all lens corrections turned off. Processing limited to exposure parameters, white balance and slight curve adjustments"

https://www.dpreview.com/sample-galleries/5756541378/fujifilm-gf-50mm-f3-5-sample-gallery/7391259048

While in some galleries such as the Sony 35mm F/1.8 , there is no mention of disabling in camera corrections and more editing applied.

Image processed in Adobe Camera Raw using the Adobe Standard profile, sharpening set to 25%. Adjustments limited to white balance, highlights, shadows, whites, blacks and vibrance.

Some formats such as m43 which utilise often epic levels of software input , no mention is made of disabling this or that . Is there a reason why the playing field is not kept consistent ?

I can't follow the statement that "built-in lens cameras invariably use lots of corrections :-)"

For example, the Fujifilm X100, X100S, X100T and X100F is optically corrected for distortion and has no metadata based digital distortion correction. On the other hand, the Leica Q and Q2 look almost like a fisheye w/o digital distortion correction.

Several months ago, I put together a few samples (from the Internet and my own) that show the difference (with and w/o digital distortion correction) for lenses like the XF16mmF2.8 (also digital devignetting), Leica Q, Zeiss Touit 32mm and Zeiss Touit 12mm: https://www.flickr.com/gp/ricopfirstinger/exWPd7

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2019 at 10:07 UTC
On article Fujifilm GF 50mm F3.5 R LM WR sample gallery (75 comments in total)
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flysurfer: I have also shot several sample images with this lens (pre-production) on a GFX 100. You can see them here: https://www.flickr.com/gp/ricopfirstinger/Fb72RZ

Personally, I was pretty impressed and I have now already pre-ordered a copy for me. It's fast, small, lightweight and performs very well. The only weakness I could identify is the rather conservative MFD (I guess this can be mitigated with a macro extension tube), and I also wasn't very impressed with the aperture stars at f/22. I find it very pleasing wide-open in bright backlight, though – just like its 27mmF2.8 counterpart für the X-mount.

I will mostly use this lens on my GFX 50. While it works great in the GFX 100 (I could do pixel-sharp handheld shots at 1/25s), the "pancake" size and weight of this lens doesn't really fit or match the size and weight of the GFX 100.

vscd - what third ring? I only found two.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2019 at 00:21 UTC
On article Fujifilm GF 50mm F3.5 R LM WR sample gallery (75 comments in total)
In reply to:

James Stirling: Is there a reason why Dpreview goes out of its way to disable lens corrections { which like it or not is an intrinsic part of the design of most mirrorless lenses } in some galleries with much more limited processing than in some other galleries

This Fuji lens :
"all lens corrections turned off. Processing limited to exposure parameters, white balance and slight curve adjustments"

https://www.dpreview.com/sample-galleries/5756541378/fujifilm-gf-50mm-f3-5-sample-gallery/7391259048

While in some galleries such as the Sony 35mm F/1.8 , there is no mention of disabling in camera corrections and more editing applied.

Image processed in Adobe Camera Raw using the Adobe Standard profile, sharpening set to 25%. Adjustments limited to white balance, highlights, shadows, whites, blacks and vibrance.

Some formats such as m43 which utilise often epic levels of software input , no mention is made of disabling this or that . Is there a reason why the playing field is not kept consistent ?

Luckily, DPR offers RAW files with every lens sample shot, so we can process them as we see fit and turn on or off any lens correction profiles to see the difference. This was pretty interesting in the case of the XF16mmF2.8, but the "fisheye" in the Leica Q and Q2 remains unmatched with regards to the amount of digital distortion correction that is required.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2019 at 00:20 UTC
On article Fujifilm GF 50mm F3.5 R LM WR sample gallery (75 comments in total)
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James Stirling: Is there a reason why Dpreview goes out of its way to disable lens corrections { which like it or not is an intrinsic part of the design of most mirrorless lenses } in some galleries with much more limited processing than in some other galleries

This Fuji lens :
"all lens corrections turned off. Processing limited to exposure parameters, white balance and slight curve adjustments"

https://www.dpreview.com/sample-galleries/5756541378/fujifilm-gf-50mm-f3-5-sample-gallery/7391259048

While in some galleries such as the Sony 35mm F/1.8 , there is no mention of disabling in camera corrections and more editing applied.

Image processed in Adobe Camera Raw using the Adobe Standard profile, sharpening set to 25%. Adjustments limited to white balance, highlights, shadows, whites, blacks and vibrance.

Some formats such as m43 which utilise often epic levels of software input , no mention is made of disabling this or that . Is there a reason why the playing field is not kept consistent ?

Unlike Capture One Pro, you can't disable RAW metadata based digital lens corrections in Lightroom and ACR. There's a simple trick, though: simply pre-demosaic the RAWs in Iridient X-Transformer before reloading them in Lightroom, because X-Transformer offers an option to turn off all three types of digital lens corrections individually (distortion, CAs and vignetting).

This album shows same shot with and without metadata based digital distortion correction: https://www.flickr.com/gp/ricopfirstinger/xc7710

As you can see, there's only a small amount of barrel distortion that isn't fully optically corrected.

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2019 at 00:02 UTC
On article Fujifilm GF 50mm F3.5 R LM WR sample gallery (75 comments in total)
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flysurfer: I have also shot several sample images with this lens (pre-production) on a GFX 100. You can see them here: https://www.flickr.com/gp/ricopfirstinger/Fb72RZ

Personally, I was pretty impressed and I have now already pre-ordered a copy for me. It's fast, small, lightweight and performs very well. The only weakness I could identify is the rather conservative MFD (I guess this can be mitigated with a macro extension tube), and I also wasn't very impressed with the aperture stars at f/22. I find it very pleasing wide-open in bright backlight, though – just like its 27mmF2.8 counterpart für the X-mount.

I will mostly use this lens on my GFX 50. While it works great in the GFX 100 (I could do pixel-sharp handheld shots at 1/25s), the "pancake" size and weight of this lens doesn't really fit or match the size and weight of the GFX 100.

Yep.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2019 at 23:43 UTC
On article Fujifilm GF 50mm F3.5 R LM WR sample gallery (75 comments in total)

I have also shot several sample images with this lens (pre-production) on a GFX 100. You can see them here: https://www.flickr.com/gp/ricopfirstinger/Fb72RZ

Personally, I was pretty impressed and I have now already pre-ordered a copy for me. It's fast, small, lightweight and performs very well. The only weakness I could identify is the rather conservative MFD (I guess this can be mitigated with a macro extension tube), and I also wasn't very impressed with the aperture stars at f/22. I find it very pleasing wide-open in bright backlight, though – just like its 27mmF2.8 counterpart für the X-mount.

I will mostly use this lens on my GFX 50. While it works great in the GFX 100 (I could do pixel-sharp handheld shots at 1/25s), the "pancake" size and weight of this lens doesn't really fit or match the size and weight of the GFX 100.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2019 at 20:48 UTC as 4th comment | 5 replies
On article DJI Studio quietly releases new STORM drone (72 comments in total)
In reply to:

Midwest Camera Guy: Personally, I'd be nervous as hell putting $25,000 of camera gear and lens on one of these and then fly it down a narrow canyon. But for a movie like Mission Impossible, Fallout, crashing a few of these into the ground during production is a rounding error in their budget.

The Alexa Mini LF camera and lens shown in the video are more in the $100,000 range. And no, these are no rounding areas, but they are rented and insured.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2019 at 21:44 UTC
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flysurfer: I have been using a Synology NAS for more than half a year, and I'm more than happy with it. However, I only need a DS218s+, which is much smaller (and cheaper), but also gives 24 TB with 2 x 12 TB Iron Wolf drives, and 10 GB RAM by expanding the built-in 2 GB with a 8 GB third-party RAM module.

Performance is terrific, power consumption is low, and so is the noise level (fans can stay in silent mode all the time). The Synology NAS also manages a Dropbox-like cloud called Synology Drive (with clients for Mac, Windows, iOS and Android), is able to mirror my OneDrive and Dropbox clouds, does all my Time Machine backups, and so on.

The number of available features is staggering, and it even talks (via USB) to the UPS I have installed in case of a power failure, meaning it will automatically power down to a safe mode when the battery level of then UPS is low. And then it will even power down the UPS to protect the battery. Once power has been restored, it will power up again.

It's a mirror with 2 drives, so the backup is 100%. If both drives fail at the same time, I still have a daily backup of the NAS data on another external drive. If that third drive fails, as well, I have another (older) backup of the NAS data on a 4th drive.

As for the Time Machine: If both NAS drives fail at the same time, there's another separate Time Machine that is doing alternate backups 2-3 times a day. I am using two laptops that are synchronized via Dropbox WLAN, and the second laptop again does several backups on alternating Time Machines. Plus, important data is saved in cloud storage from Dropbox, Microsoft an Amazon, hoping that Dropbox, Microsoft and Amazon will not loose my data at the same time. Additionally, I perform daily bootable mirror backups of both internal laptop drives to external SSD drives, and a second set of daily bootable mirror backups to regular drives.

All this is automated with Time Machine and Carbon Copy Cloner, so it doesn't take any of my time.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2019 at 21:02 UTC

I have been using a Synology NAS for more than half a year, and I'm more than happy with it. However, I only need a DS218s+, which is much smaller (and cheaper), but also gives 24 TB with 2 x 12 TB Iron Wolf drives, and 10 GB RAM by expanding the built-in 2 GB with a 8 GB third-party RAM module.

Performance is terrific, power consumption is low, and so is the noise level (fans can stay in silent mode all the time). The Synology NAS also manages a Dropbox-like cloud called Synology Drive (with clients for Mac, Windows, iOS and Android), is able to mirror my OneDrive and Dropbox clouds, does all my Time Machine backups, and so on.

The number of available features is staggering, and it even talks (via USB) to the UPS I have installed in case of a power failure, meaning it will automatically power down to a safe mode when the battery level of then UPS is low. And then it will even power down the UPS to protect the battery. Once power has been restored, it will power up again.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2019 at 16:06 UTC as 21st comment | 3 replies
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iAPX: I still don't understand how you could reach 5,000MB/s on a 40Gb/s connection that have a maximum real-world speed largely under 4,000MB/s...

;)

Because 40 GBit/s / 8 Bit = 5 GByte/s = 5000 MByte/s.

Link | Posted on Jan 29, 2019 at 23:00 UTC
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Rob890: Well with this and a few others bad examples, can anyone name or list any crowdfunding projects that have been successful and made its way on to actual shelves to continue on selling?

Apart from the photo world, I have also two Filippo Loreti watches from crowdfunding.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2018 at 18:43 UTC
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Rob890: Well with this and a few others bad examples, can anyone name or list any crowdfunding projects that have been successful and made its way on to actual shelves to continue on selling?

I got both of my Foldio foldable studios via crowdfunding.

Link | Posted on Oct 19, 2018 at 18:05 UTC
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kli: Guys, this is old news. FlashHavoc has the announcement back at the end of May! What's better and more informative news, is the release of the AD-B2, the Bowens-mount dual-bracket that adds LED modeling light(s) to one or two AD200s. You can effectively gang two AD200s together for 400Ws output.

http://flashhavoc.com/godox-ad-b2-flashpoint-evolv-twin-head-bracket-announced/

But the AD-B2 has been around for weeks, as well. I am using two of them, works quite nicely. The dual modeling lights are more powerful than the modeling light in my AD600B.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 23:46 UTC
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flysurfer: Are you sure this isn't old news? I have been using a few of these for more than a month. Bought them on Amazon.

3 steps.

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 23:44 UTC

Are you sure this isn't old news? I have been using a few of these for more than a month. Bought them on Amazon.

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 22:50 UTC as 4th comment | 5 replies
On article Fujifilm X-A3 Review (240 comments in total)

Clicking on the links for Dynamic Range and ISO Invariance still leads to pages where the camera field is empty (and no X-A3 can be selected in the menu, either).

I'm referring to the links in this part:

"In terms of dynamic range, the X-A3 is very impressive. Take a Raw file and pull up the shadows and you'll see very similar amounts of noise to the very best of its contemporaries shot at the same shutter speed: meaning the Fujifilm is adding no more electronic noise than the best of its rivals.

Supporting this is the fact that, if you shoot at ISO 200 and brighten the image, you get identical noise behavior as you do if you shoot ISO 3200 with the same exposure settings."

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2017 at 14:44 UTC as 10th comment

Looks very much like my Godox V860II-F, which is also available in -O, -S, -N and -C versions for Olympus/Panasonic, Sony, Nikon and Canon and also offers 2.4 GHz Wireless and a built-in 2000 mAh Li-ion battery. All Godox flashes with built-in 2.4 GHz radio are cross-brand compatible with HSS and Multi-Group-TTL (up to 5 independent groups).

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2017 at 10:12 UTC as 12th comment
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