Tom_A

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Wildbegonia: This does not make it easy for me. It is been a while that I am looking to replace my camera. Should I get a camera or an iPhone?

A modern iphone or other top end phone will be quite acceptable certainly for daylight photos and you will always have it with you. Still a dedicated camera with a nice big sensor will always look better still, no surprise.
Now for video, if that usage is purely amateur hobby level, then I could be happy enough with a modern top phone like the iphone 8. I wouldn't professionally shoot a wedding with it but would be ok using it for my holiday clips.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 03:11 UTC
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DingieM: Again an Apple iPhone advertisement attempt? People don't line up anymore to buy new ones, around the world.

Post articles that compares various high-end Androids against iPhones regarding 4k video capture and its possible use cases. Then and only then is it interesting...

Why so cynical. This is just a guy trying out his new phone. It is in itself interesting enough.

Link | Posted on Sep 28, 2017 at 02:58 UTC
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Kostasm: So sad that you can still see better mockups than the final iphone x implementation. That terrible screen notch and that protrusive camera are so against Steve Jobs simple yet wise way of thinking.

A slow death for Apple? Let us speak facts. Compare the financials at the time of Jobs' passing and now.
Any company would love such a "slow death"...

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 10:10 UTC

The new portrait lighting functions seem great for casual users.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 19:48 UTC as 181st comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm XF 50mm F2 R WR sample gallery (163 comments in total)

I bought the lens 2-3 months ago, very nice portrait results on my xt2.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2017 at 13:27 UTC as 15th comment
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larrytusaz: People who use their iPhone and call themselves a "photographer" are phonies too.

Yeah well, remember that pro photographer whose iphone photos made it to magazine covers.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 01:16 UTC
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larrytusaz: People who use their iPhone and call themselves a "photographer" are phonies too.

Yeah well, remember that pro photographer whose iphone

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 01:15 UTC

I would never check in my camera or laptop, but I assume that the owner of this lens packaged it reasonably well, as would we all. Meaning, it wouldn't surprise me if an officer accudentally dropped it during inspection of the luggage.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 07:07 UTC as 69th comment | 1 reply
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Funkyd3121: Must have been made by Apple

People like Funky are so very tiring. They can't accept that others simply enjoy their gear which is different from their own, and find it cool and funny to post totally off topic comments to fuel their obsessions...

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 07:02 UTC
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toomanycanons: I read where HC-B never did any work in the darkroom. His comment was "once I take the picture it's over for me" (or something to that effect). So if anyone here is impressed with the final print, well, that wasn't HC-B's processing.

Indeed he outsourced the printing.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 01:56 UTC
On article Five useful photo apps for travelers (68 comments in total)

I recommend to add Hipstamatic. IOS.
I don't use it as a camera, rather mainly to immediately create great looking black and white pictures without much fiddling. Nike AO "film" and Akira "lens" is a good combination for example.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 15:08 UTC as 29th comment
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Tom_A: This discussion reminds me tangentially of a personal experience, some 20 years ago in the film days.
A friend of my sister insisted that I would do the photos for her wedding. I said I am just a hobby photographer but she wanted me to do it. A reason for not a pro photographer was simply to save much needed money. Actually I would have preferred just to party along, but ok, in the end I did it for free and gave her the films and prints as my wedding gift. Would a professional photographer have done it better? Probably even if simply because they know inside out how to best do weddings, but at least the results weren't embarassing and good enough for the cash-stripped couple.
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The interesting thing was when a pro photographer of a next door ceremony noticed me, probably my nikon f601 (decent amateur slr) gave me away as an amateur, and he complained to me that I was taking away the job of a real photographer. I thought that was mightily arrogant of him. My sister's friend wouldn't have paid for him anyway.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 01:48 UTC

This discussion reminds me tangentially of a personal experience, some 20 years ago in the film days.
A friend of my sister insisted that I would do the photos for her wedding. I said I am just a hobby photographer but she wanted me to do it. A reason for not a pro photographer was simply to save much needed money. Actually I would have preferred just to party along, but ok, in the end I did it for free and gave her the films and prints as my wedding gift. Would a professional photographer have done it better? Probably even if simply because they know inside out how to best do weddings, but at least the results weren't embarassing and good enough for the cash-stripped couple.
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Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 01:47 UTC as 13th comment | 2 replies
On article Nine new lens adapters announced for the Fujifilm GFX (90 comments in total)
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Tom_A: I would have expected adapters for vintage medium format system lenses, to aboud any corner vignetting.

Should normally be possible, the fuji doesn t have a mirror, hence it is a matter if laking the legacy lenses longer with a tube which is possible, reducing would not be possible.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 11:18 UTC
On article Nine new lens adapters announced for the Fujifilm GFX (90 comments in total)

I would have expected adapters for vintage medium format system lenses, to aboud any corner vignetting.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2017 at 01:53 UTC as 13th comment | 4 replies

Whatever they do, some people will find a reason to complain.
I see a company that has promptly reacted to a regrettable error.
i don't have a Leica, but this no nonsense behaviour wins points if goodwill for me. I seem to remember that Nikon's slr goofs were less promptly fixed.

Link | Posted on Aug 1, 2017 at 11:39 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
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GregFranklin: Although it won't help IQ, I find the coloured rings on the barrel really attractive. This is a cool looking lens.

Actually there is so much chromatic aberration that the rings indicate where each colour focuses, handy for macro!

(A joke of course)

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2017 at 00:56 UTC

It is quite shocking that this wasn't found with the most superficial pre-release testing.
Of course they will fix it but this is so glaringly basic a bug I don't get how it was released.
Otherwise I find the TL2 absolutely beautiful. Which yes, for me is a plus. Most pretty camera for me is still the classic Nikon F3 though. I would rather buy the Q though, a friend has it and I found it remarkably good for walkaround photography.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2017 at 02:08 UTC as 40th comment | 2 replies
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daddyo: This article is painful for me. I have always been saddened that Tamron chose not to pursue a digital back system for Bronicas. They allowed one of the finest camera brands to die on the vine.
Had they elected to develop a reasonably priced digital back for the GS-1, SQ, and ETRS I would still be shooting with them.
I shot weddings and portraits for years with two GS-1's and it pained me to sell them off for peanuts, rather than simply let them age in my equipment closet. I still wince every time I look at used Bronica lens prices -- superb optics.

I remember when bronica launched their awesome 645 rangefinder, a beauty. But it came out just when digital was truly emerging and hence was largely overlooked.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2017 at 02:12 UTC
On article New product overview videos now available: Fujifilm GF (69 comments in total)

When one day sensor costs become trivial, a perfect travel camera sould be a classic Fuji GS645S or the GA645, with true 645 sensor. I won't even need a screen!

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 13:06 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
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