Revenant

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dialstatic: 'Our goal is to satisfy everyone'

It's fun to speculate on what he meant in the context of the X-system development, but I'd just like to point out that this is a horrible life motto.

Unless photography actually puts food on your table, nobody really *needs* a camera. As with any other hobby or pastime, it's something we do because it's fun, enjoyable, relaxing, and maybe even therapeutic for some. So, apart from the relatively small niche catering to professionals, the entire camera industry is a "feel-good industry". And if a Fuji camera works for some people, what's wrong with that? Don't like it, don't buy it, it's as simple as that.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2016 at 13:09 UTC
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Tical: "Ironically, I get the sense that it is the rangefinder-style X-Pro and X100-series that have attracted more attention among traditional enthusiasts, possibly because they are so un DSLR-like."

THIS!
That's why I'm not particularly fond of the X-T series and enjoy every day more my X-Pro2, even with zoom lenses only (I have no primes yet): it is a VERY competent camera offering a plethora of shooting options, and adapting itself to the lens and to the shooting situation in an absolutely unique and peculiar way. It's pure magic, and although I'm not particularly fond of the AF-C custom either, it's a pity they decided not to include that in the forthcoming FW upgrade, given that there are no hardware limits in the X-Pro2. This sounds more as a marketing thing, so hopefully they won't leave the XP series slightly behind. Maybe after they sell enough XTs...
Anyway, these really are wonderful times for the photo people.

"When Sony hired Olympus to do them designs for mirrorless full frame cameras"

This is the first time I've heard of this. Any source?

AFAIK, Sony's investment in Olympus and their joint business venture, has nothing to do with camera design. They are developing medical technology together, and buy components from each other. Have either company made official statements about designing cameras together?

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2016 at 12:50 UTC
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vmk01: To satisfy everyone is very bad goal.

Yes, if you try to do it with one and the same product. However, aspiring to build a complete system that contains options for every kind of user, is an admirable goal imo.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2016 at 12:26 UTC
On article Apple planning to open imaging research lab in France (43 comments in total)
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steelhead3: American corporate meets French way of doing business...Good Luck Apple.

Well, being one of the top 10 largest economies in the world, surely France is somewhat competitive, at least economically. And culturally speaking, many would say that French culture is one of the most influential in the world.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2016 at 10:17 UTC
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AirJarhead: I understand Fuji may be trying to differentiate the X-Pro2 & XT-2, however it is a little to late for that. Fuji wasn't saying the X-Pro2 was a snap-shot/street-journalist only camera when they announced it. They marketed it as a PRO camera.
I take issue with the X-Pro 2 not getting the custom AF-C modes for the following reasons:
-The X-PRO2 has the word PRO in it, and costs more. So everyone should (rightly) assume it will have pro features.
-Given Fuji's history of firmware updates, I expected all features rolled out in the XT-2, would be ported over to the X-Pro2 (except 4k, I figured they wouldn't port that).
-There is no reason for them to keep the AF features separate.

While I agree with your sentiment, I also think that just because a camera is marketed as 'Pro', it doesn't necessarily mean that it's targeted at all kinds of professionals. Reporters, portrait photographers and sports photographers have different requirements, for example. Both the X-Pro and X-T are top of the line, but targeted towards different users.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 06:01 UTC
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Bhima78: His reasoning against touchscreens are clearly from a lack of imagination. Saying people use the viewfinder to compose... well sure, but you could also use a touchscreen to choose a focus point while looking through the viewfinder. Also, its easier to change settings with a touchscreen than chimping away at a D-pad, let alone having the option for touchscreen focus/fire shooting. If its "too confusing" as he says, it could be defaulted to off, and have the customer decide if they want it on.

It works excellently on current Panasonic bodies, so it's only a problem for those who haven't tried it.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 05:17 UTC
On article Samsung launches first removable UFS memory cards (177 comments in total)
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William Koehler: Just as SD/SDHC/SDXC has achieved market dominance, someone has to come up with yet another flash card format. Good luck with that, Samsung. Maybe you should ask Sony how well MemoryStick worked for them, seeing as Sony has made almost everything they sell work with SD/SDHC/SDXC.

"It's backed by all the major players? I don't see ANY available on B&H."

I don't know of any company that first releases a product using a new format, and then decides to support that format. Support for a new format usually comes before the products using it.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 00:22 UTC
On article Samsung launches first removable UFS memory cards (177 comments in total)
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guest2015: new format just when i recently switched to ubs 3.0 and 64gb micro sd, bought usb 3.0readers, usb 3.0 pci cards. not ready for new devices that support this samsung format. none of my devices can even read/write more than 80/20mbps using micro sd like evo+ and similar.

Samsung aren't trying to push their own memory cards, though. This is a new standard that is supported by several card makers. Samsung just happens to be the first company to announce their new cards.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 00:14 UTC
On article Samsung launches first removable UFS memory cards (177 comments in total)
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Melchiorum: "Hey guys, let's create another format of flash memory, because we clearly don't have enough of them. It will be almost exactly like the microSD, but just barely different to be incompatible with it. Sure, we could just do the same with microSD, but let's not, because we want to push our own format now! Yay".

"Sure, we could just do the same with microSD, but let's not, because we want to push our own format now!"

It's perfectly understandable that some people feel the need to enlighten those who clearly have misunderstood what this is about. This format is supported by many of the same companies that support microSD, so it's not a proprietary format like you seem to think.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 00:06 UTC
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CheddarMonkey: Is anyone else irritated that the AF-C custom settings won't be coming to the x-pro2? I can't imagine this is a hardware limitation...seems like Fuji is just trying to segment the market at the expense of xpro2 early adopters.

In Fujifilm's world, I guess the X-Pro and X-T are both flagships, but intended for different users. I don't think they expect wildlife/sports shooters, or others who need advanced AF features or shoot with long tele lenses, to also be interested in the 'rangefinder' form factor. But as I wrote above, these companies don't always know their target market that well.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 19:28 UTC
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CheddarMonkey: Is anyone else irritated that the AF-C custom settings won't be coming to the x-pro2? I can't imagine this is a hardware limitation...seems like Fuji is just trying to segment the market at the expense of xpro2 early adopters.

It's just Fuji trying to choose the right mix of features that they think the intended target users will need. In other words, product differentiation.
Unfortunately, some manufacturers seem to have a rather poor understanding of exactly who's buying their products, and what their requirements are.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 10:31 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2652 comments in total)
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onlooker: Why in heaven's name is DPR aggregating 1000 comments from as far back as 5 months ago into this comment section? Some of us still like to read comments before posting, meaning we go from top to bottom. Now that has been crippled. I guess DPR really considers the comment section to be useless and write-only, a click-bait if you like.

"It's not a problem if you treat comment section as write-only."

I don't, and yet I have no problems with it. I usually read all the comments, and when the article gets updated I read every new comment, not the ones I have already read. I have a very good memory, so I know which ones to skip.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2016 at 22:42 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1275 comments in total)
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Greg7579: Why in the world are you describing the Fuji lens lineup as niche and attractive to a small dedicated following? Fuji lenses are the best in the world and that was the only part of your very good review that I took issue with. So that means you did a good job. I just pre-ordered the XT-2 on BH, along with the large handgrip.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/139148982@N02/albums

Since Fujifilm only have a single digit share of the interchangeable lens camera market, it's actually fairly accurate to talk about a small following, relatively speaking. The same goes for every camera maker except Canon and Nikon (sharing about 75% of the market), and Sony (12%).

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 18:26 UTC
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Nobby2016: why can it only operate until -10° celsius?
that´s nothing....

to be honest i don´t know what the minimum temp stated for my camera is... but i used it below -25° celsius very often.

is this just a very conservative number?

That's the standard lower temperature limit for most cameras that are marketed as "freeze proof", including so called tough compacts. It doesn't mean that the camera suddenly stops working, just that the manufacturer doesn't guarantee that it will operate without problems below that limit.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 13:07 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2652 comments in total)
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onlooker: Why in heaven's name is DPR aggregating 1000 comments from as far back as 5 months ago into this comment section? Some of us still like to read comments before posting, meaning we go from top to bottom. Now that has been crippled. I guess DPR really considers the comment section to be useless and write-only, a click-bait if you like.

The review is now complete, but it has been one article all along, not several different articles.
This is nothing new, DPR has done it this way for a few years now. I agree that the comments section becomes unnecessarily long, but it's not a major problem IMO.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 20:32 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2652 comments in total)
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onlooker: Why in heaven's name is DPR aggregating 1000 comments from as far back as 5 months ago into this comment section? Some of us still like to read comments before posting, meaning we go from top to bottom. Now that has been crippled. I guess DPR really considers the comment section to be useless and write-only, a click-bait if you like.

Because this is not a new article. DPR continually updates their previews/reviews in progress until the complete review is published.

Link | Posted on Jul 5, 2016 at 18:25 UTC
On article DxOMark confirms Canon EOS 1D X II sensor advances (216 comments in total)
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Nobby2016: DXO is not making it public how exactly they reach the score.

the 1DX MK2 is nearly everywhere better than the D5 and only gets the same score.

what is the reason that DXO does not make it public how exactly they weight the scores?

also DR only seems to be really important at low ISO, why?

sony for example has worse DR at high ISO than canon cameras.... yet sony scores always better at DR.

DxO's score for DR is based on the maximum measured DR, which is typically achieved at base ISO. You need to look at the graphs they provide to get a more complete picture, not just the score.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 15:52 UTC
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Cariboo: This article is INCOMPLETE & MISLEADING!!!!!! The only images that are updated as discussed in the article are those that are from an altitude of 100+ Kilometers!!!!!!!! What a pile of BS! Images from below 100 kms can still be poor, horrible & ancient. My area images are 10+ years old. So come on DPR is it that difficult to be more accurate?

P.S. The new website has been a nightmare to use & log in to. Finally able to do it with Vivaldi Browser but still not easy. Why are things being made more complicated & resource hungry? Not everyone has high speed internet access & unlimited bandwidth to run heavy scripts or long pages of code. If things don't improve, it will be Bye-Bye to DPR & the likes of Google.

The headline specifically mentions "satellite imagery", and the article says that the new images were taken by NASA and Landsat.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2016 at 05:18 UTC
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stormy_weather: Frankly, I have trouble believing much of what the Hasselblad man said. For all I know, Hasselblad is a very, very small company now and should have nothing like the resources needed to develop a new camera system. Also, Hasselblad has not designed lenses in the past, so why would they start now in an area where they never had expertise?
This "Made in Sweden" sounds much like marketing speech to me and my feeling is that in fact engineering and manufacturing were done elsewhere (on the other side of the globe), same as the business decisions leading to that camera were taken by the investment company owning Hasselblad now.

Which doesn't make the camera worse, for sure.

The H system bodies and digital backs are manufactured in Gothenburg, although lens production is outsourced (possibly to Fujifilm, but I don't know). So it's certainly possible that the X1D is produced in Sweden too.
And I have no trouble believing that Hasselblad could have a few optical engineers capable of designing lenses among its employees.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 19:31 UTC
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jmey26: "The statement makes very clear that the problem is caused by SanDisk's cards, not by the camera. Canon says it may issue a firmware update in early July to address the problem."

Ok so if its not Canon's problem how come they seem to have a fix coming?

Canon certainly have a problem, even if they didn't cause it. And if it's possible to fix the problem with a firmware update, it's in their interest to do so.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 16:16 UTC
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