Simon Elwell

Lives in United Kingdom United Kingdom
Joined on Oct 20, 2006
About me:

Sold a bagful of Canon DSLR gear to move to the Fuji X system in 2013
Digital from Spring 2006


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On article Throwback Thursday: Fujifilm X100 (101 comments in total)

Bought an X100 - then the X100S - haven't traded up to a T and whilst the F looks great I think I'll stick with the S for now. Still use it; still brilliant.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 14:21 UTC as 7th comment
On article F is for '4th': Hands-on with Fujifilm X100F (270 comments in total)

Love that Fuji built something so iconic that it started a whole new genre of retro cameras and people are still buzzing about its fourth iteration - some pro, some con - but buzzing!

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2017 at 14:16 UTC as 3rd comment
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (764 comments in total)

Canon AE1

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 15:26 UTC as 172nd comment
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 versus X-T2: Seven key differences (365 comments in total)

Can't get past the fact that the XT series look like DSLRs. If you want a DSLR surely you'll buy one - with it's attendant advantages. The X-Pro series are competing with a very different camera set

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2016 at 22:19 UTC as 41st comment | 5 replies
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Eugene343: Jack of all trades...master of none.

yep - thought so Subaru is a division of Fuji Heavy Industries

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 22:23 UTC

Sounds like Fuji is mirroring ;-0 the Leica approach - sub f2 lenses at the high end; f2 lenses in the middle and slower lenses that are more affordable... a la summilux, summicron and Elmarit

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 22:44 UTC as 71st comment
In reply to:

Eugene343: Jack of all trades...master of none.

Isn't Subaru made by Fuji Industries?

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2016 at 22:40 UTC
On article Kodak revives Super 8 with part-digital cine camera (362 comments in total)

Get Super 8 app for iphone and save ££££££!! This sounds pretty niche

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 12:14 UTC as 38th comment

I've found that fewer people want to see good photos of events and places. I was at a wedding recently. For many years I've taken a camera to weddings, shooting the things that the official photographers don't - the people watching, the children playing etc. But everyone at this recent wedding had a smartphone - everyone was snapping away. Everyone had their own record.
I posted my pictures on Flickr and the bride and groom were delighted with the alternative perspective - as is often the case; but I can't help feeling that most of the guests already had a smartphone version of what I'd shot - not as well composed, not as high res, not as ... well you name it. But enough to mean they're not interested in someone else's pictures.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2015 at 17:52 UTC as 174th comment | 2 replies
On article Apple to cease development of Aperture (425 comments in total)

wonder if aperture add ons such as nik filters will be supported... I've been toying with a move to lightroom for some time now - held back by a misguided sense of loyalty to Aperture which has served me well. Shame really as Apple has a reputation as a graphics and photographers' platform and a high-end image library tool with Apeture's vault capability is a core part of my computer requirement.
Still, maybe the new product will replicate and enhance the feature set. If not - Lightoom; here I come!

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2014 at 23:45 UTC as 80th comment
On article Wyoming's stunning weather and landscapes in time-lapse (231 comments in total)


just wow.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2014 at 22:39 UTC as 63rd comment
On article French student creates SLR using 3D printer (156 comments in total)


Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2013 at 17:15 UTC as 29th comment | 2 replies

Another surprised Aperture user here - can't understand why the premier apple converter wouldn't be included in a test such as this.

Link | Posted on May 3, 2013 at 13:39 UTC as 29th comment | 1 reply

Whilst I agree with the pro photographer's sentiment - ie you need to pay for quality or you get rubbish - she doesn't make a compelling case.

Most families have to run a car and pay for health insurance etc. Those expenses are not specific to being a photographer.

The real answer is in the Bride's question - if photographers were really making excessive profit - others would step into the local market and fill the gap - that's the economy working. The fact that they "can" charge $3000 means that's what the market will stand.

All this assumes there isn't a local photographers' cartel operating of course - which in some towns may well happen...

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2012 at 15:10 UTC as 182nd comment
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