EyeMac

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Palmerston North, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
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Oh! I would have thought they might make the software available for the X-T20 and new X-E3 as well! How hard would it have been? I presume they think that we lower model owners don't use RAW files. It would have been nice to have the option...

Link | Posted on Nov 30, 2017 at 05:00 UTC as 28th comment | 2 replies
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EyeMac: Leica seem to make cameras for two groups of people.

1) Those who want a 'back to basics' shooting experience so they can concentrate on photography not technology

and..

2) Those who wander into the camera shop and want the most expensive camera that will match their Rolex and Porsche lifestyle.

I wish I could justify the cost but when a Fuji X-E3 is ~ 1/3 of the price including kit lens or the same if you include the X-E3 body plus 18mm F2/23mm F2/35mm F2/50mm F2 and still have spare $$ for batteries and a nice hipster leather case to house them all!

Horses for courses and all that...

I'm off to find a nice red dot to put on the front of a X-E3...

The red dot is for pure comedy value!

I can appreciate the full frame Leica cameras but not the aps-c sensor cameras as there are so many alternatives.

Link | Posted on Nov 27, 2017 at 06:05 UTC
On article Video: first look at the Leica CL (110 comments in total)
In reply to:

EyeMac: Leica seem to make cameras for two groups of people.

1) Those who want a 'back to basics' shooting experience so they can concentrate on photography not technology

and..

2) Those who wander into the camera shop and want the most expensive camera that will match their Rolex and Porsche lifestyle.

I wish I could justify the cost but when a Fuji X-E3 is ~ 1/3 of the price including kit lens or the same if you include the X-E3 body plus 18mm F2/23mm F2/35mm F2/50mm F2 and still have spare $$ for batteries and a nice hipster leather case to house them all!

Horses for courses and all that...

I'm off to find a nice red dot to put on the front of a X-E3...

No I don't wear a watch CCD FTW, I use a sun dial. I like to take my time and get the full experience from using a classically designed timepiece.

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2017 at 05:27 UTC

Leica seem to make cameras for two groups of people.

1) Those who want a 'back to basics' shooting experience so they can concentrate on photography not technology

and..

2) Those who wander into the camera shop and want the most expensive camera that will match their Rolex and Porsche lifestyle.

I wish I could justify the cost but when a Fuji X-E3 is ~ 1/3 of the price including kit lens or the same if you include the X-E3 body plus 18mm F2/23mm F2/35mm F2/50mm F2 and still have spare $$ for batteries and a nice hipster leather case to house them all!

Horses for courses and all that...

I'm off to find a nice red dot to put on the front of a X-E3...

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 19:49 UTC as 25th comment | 3 replies
On article Video: first look at the Leica CL (110 comments in total)

Leica seem to make cameras for two groups of people.

1) Those who want a 'back to basics' shooting experience so they can concentrate on photography not technology

and..

2) Those who wander into the camera shop and want the most expensive camera that will match their Rolex and Porsche lifestyle.

I wish I could justify the cost but when a Fuji X-E3 is ~ 1/3 of the price including kit lens or the same if you include the X-E3 body plus 18mm F2/23mm F2/35mm F2/50mm F2 and still have spare $$ for batteries and a nice hipster leather case to house them all!

Horses for courses and all that...

I'm off to find a nice red dot to put on the front of a X-E3...

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 03:49 UTC as 8th comment | 4 replies

No one ever seems to mention the $1,000's that we have invested in software for our respective platforms. I might be able to get a similar PC laptop for $1,000 less than the equivalent MacBook Pro but I would have to spend at least that on software. Who cares if he likes PC's and I have a Mac?
P.S. I use a five year old i7 MacBook Pro and an 8 year old 8 core Xeon Mac Pro desktop and both work beautifully. I also support a local schools IT and since they moved to Macs I have very little to do, when they had PCs I was in every day.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 21:44 UTC as 309th comment | 1 reply

When did DPR get in the market of knocking individual camera companies in favour of others? Seems like a strange article to me? Yes, I do have Fuji gear but I have no interest in the GFX, far too costly for my pockets.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 03:36 UTC as 257th comment
On article Fujifilm X-T20 sample gallery (127 comments in total)
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EyeMac: I'm a Fuji XT-1 user and love the camera but I never see any use in these galleries. They normally use a variety of lenses that I might never affort to own and take pictures of dogs/cats/kids that do nothing for me personally. All they do is start a turf war over which camera produces the best images? Which is always pretty pointless since most of my favourite photos were taken on a 13 year old Olympus E-1, 5MP which looks pants now when printed but still special to me. There you have it, it's all very personal or we would all be driving a Ford, living in a small town with 2.4 kids and working at the local insurance office.
P.S. I'll probably buy one as I like the feel of Fuji's and the direct controls but every DSLR out there can take great photographs..... In the right hands of course.

I was inferring about these galleries in general and not this one specifically. I think we have hit a point where no DSLR is a useless photographic tool and it is more and more about personal preferences about handling and our existing kit that the quality of the output. If it were a 'professional' camera then the bar is set much higher but for the typical amateur photographer who seems to take mainly photos of their dog/cat/kids then we have nearly peaked.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 19:49 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T20 sample gallery (127 comments in total)

I'm a Fuji XT-1 user and love the camera but I never see any use in these galleries. They normally use a variety of lenses that I might never affort to own and take pictures of dogs/cats/kids that do nothing for me personally. All they do is start a turf war over which camera produces the best images? Which is always pretty pointless since most of my favourite photos were taken on a 13 year old Olympus E-1, 5MP which looks pants now when printed but still special to me. There you have it, it's all very personal or we would all be driving a Ford, living in a small town with 2.4 kids and working at the local insurance office.
P.S. I'll probably buy one as I like the feel of Fuji's and the direct controls but every DSLR out there can take great photographs..... In the right hands of course.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 07:10 UTC as 7th comment | 2 replies
On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm X100 (175 comments in total)

A beautiful camera that was just too slllooooowww for my needs. I bought the X100S and even that was slooow. I hope the new X100F is useable. I had young kids when the X100 came out and it just coudn't cut the mustard, I moved to m4/3 until the X-T1 came out. You did feel slightly special when using it and it was always commented on by non photographic folks who liked the look of it!

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 07:20 UTC as 36th comment
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evogt500: Kinda pricy for a 50/2.

That's the way Fujifilm like to roll! It does have WR which cheapo plastic 50mm's don't.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 05:55 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1397 comments in total)

I had the original EM-1 and have had pretty much every Olympus 4/3 and m4/3 camera there has been made but I switched to Fuji not because of the quality because the EM-1 got me more 'keepers' due to it's more accurate focussing than my X-T1. It was the plethora of buttons levers and that menu system that hasn't changed since my 4/3 E-1 in 2004! I went back to basics and am enjoying my shutter speed and aperture dials. Great cameras with some great lenses in the system but not for everyone. Horses for courses as they say, don't complain if you have no intention of getting one. It's not a gold plated Leica or rubber coated lens hood for $20,000!

Link | Posted on Nov 24, 2016 at 05:49 UTC as 195th comment

Mmmm, another 'new' Leica product that screams "Mug me, I'm rich".

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2016 at 20:08 UTC as 102nd comment | 1 reply
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (766 comments in total)

Kodak Instamatic with 126 film in the mid '70's. My first 'proper' camera was my dads hand me down Zenith E, built like a tank and always had problems with the shutter curtain. I can smell it now!

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 22:13 UTC as 331st comment
On article Accessory Review: Peak Design Slide Camera Sling strap (149 comments in total)

I love their quick release system and have the sling and the hand strap so can alternate between them. I also have a DSLR and Fuji X100 so can use the straps on it as well. The sling strap is a little stiff and bulky so I take it off when it is not being used, it takes a few seconds and leaves the camera free to whip out unhindered by anything. I have never seen any damage from the metal on the strap.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2016 at 20:28 UTC as 56th comment
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