jwalker019

Lives in United States Dallas, United States
Joined on Sep 8, 2004

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Way to bury the lede: improvement to face recognition autofocus, like the X-T20.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 20:16 UTC as 76th comment

Still on v2015.x . . . where's 2017?!

Just sayin' ;)

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 20:30 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies
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DarkShift: "That must be user error. Warranty will not cover."

That's my experience with Apple products.

Interesting - I've never had anything but exemplary service. Have had my 2011 MacBook Pro replaced with brand new laptop, one iPhone 4+ replaced because the headphone jack got loose over time, and several MacBook batteries replaced, all absolutely free.

Link | Posted on Dec 30, 2016 at 17:33 UTC
On article Our favorite gear, rewarded: DPReview Awards 2016 (271 comments in total)
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EdnaBambrick: For the millionth time, there is no 1.5x focal length increase. Any gains from smaller sensors ONLY come from pixel size and pixel density.

https://www.dpreview.com/articles/8938321250/dpreview-products-of-the-year-2016?slide=25

"What the E-M1 II is for mirrorless ILCs, the D500 is for DSLRs. Although it lacks a really credible 4K video mode, the D500 is nevertheless an impressive all-rounder, combining some of the best elements of the flagship Nikon D5 with a (relatively) compact APS-C form factor, and a 1.5X focal length increase which is extremely handy for sports and wildlife photography."

For the millionth time . . . thr effect is practically the same.

Your pedanticism adds nothing to the discussion.

Link | Posted on Dec 26, 2016 at 17:13 UTC
On article Apple revamps MacBook Pro lineup, adds 'Touch Bar' (866 comments in total)

Runs macOS? Check!
Fast and well-speced? Check!
Touch Bar for new ways to interact with my favorite apps? Check!
More and more versatile ports? Check!
No SD port? No problem, don't use it anyway.

Love it! Now if my 2011 model would just die so I could justify a new one . . .

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 20:54 UTC as 190th comment | 4 replies

The fact that 204,800 is actually somewhat usable is unbelieveable. I've never needed above 25,600 (!) and that looks pretty darned good if you're OK with heavy noise reduction :) 6,400 is great, and that's all I need for 95% of my shooting.

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2016 at 21:26 UTC as 41st comment
On article Sony brings uncompressed Raw to a7S II, a7R II and... (562 comments in total)
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justmeMN: nt

https://alphauniverse.com/stories/sony-announces-addition-of-uncompressed-14-bit-raw-still-image-capture-for-new---cameras/

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2015 at 16:18 UTC

Nice! Works well, and gives me much better control over exposure, etc., than the built in app :)

Apple should implement this as a toggle (e.g., automatic / manual) for future releases.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2014 at 21:02 UTC as 20th comment
On article Adobe announces new 'Focus masks' feature in CC update (17 comments in total)

When will this update be available? Creative Cloud shows no updates currently available :/

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2014 at 16:33 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
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beavertown: How come every manufacturer can make better products than Nikon?

Nikon's VR II only has 2 stops in reality.

The Tamron's VC kills Nikon's VR II by miles.

Now Fuji's OIS is going to insult Nikon's VR II.

Get a grip Nikon!

Four stops. Quite a difference from "2 stops".

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 14:45 UTC

Cool idea :) but really poor implementation - looks like what I used to do with Photoshop before I learned to use Photoshop :/

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2014 at 20:01 UTC as 9th comment
On article Fujifilm X-T1 real-world samples gallery (185 comments in total)

Besides the design and features of the camera, I have to comment on the handling of noise at high ISO. Now seeing shots at ISO 6400 that look like 400 just a few years ago. Amazing what APS-C cameras can do these days!

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2014 at 19:21 UTC as 61st comment
On article Pictures emerge showing widely-leaked Fujfilm 'X-T1' (372 comments in total)

I'm short of cash right now :( but this goes on my wish list if it performance is even equal to X-E2 (and it sounds like it will be better) :)

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2014 at 20:46 UTC as 94th comment
On article Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera (896 comments in total)

I was thinking this would be large, but looking at other rumor sites on the web (that have apparently real leaked photos), it's actually *smaller* than the X-E2! Ergonomics look great - *very* tempting for me :/

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 16:17 UTC as 153rd comment | 1 reply

I think it's great they're finally releasing an upgraded grip, but why would they not just have designed the camera properly in the first place?

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 05:17 UTC as 23rd comment | 4 replies
On article Sample Gallery: Nokia Lumia 1520 smartphone images (64 comments in total)
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belard: My 2014 resolution:

Ditch the word 'phablet'.

Partially yours,
The World

"Commonly used"? By whom? Have never heard this term before except in "print" / on the web.

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2013 at 23:04 UTC

Sounds like I'm in the minority, but Xtrans is the reason I bought my X-E1. An X-series camera without XTrans? Why?

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2013 at 11:28 UTC as 31st comment | 5 replies
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