Matt1645f4

Matt1645f4

Lives in United Kingdom Somerset/Dorset, United Kingdom
Joined on Mar 28, 2011

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Slow Story day then LOL
I was working in a small independent Photographic and Printing Shop and was working when the Fuji rep came in with the S5100 F810 (which i owned and only stopped using it when i accidentally dropped it, Best compact i had till i replaced it with the Fuji X10) and with the 2 E models they became easily are best sellers that year. Always been with impressed by Fuji cameras and spent several years using the S2 and S3 Pros for portraits and occasionally some small commercial work my boss would let me do to gain more experience. In those days i couldn't imagine using anything else but Fuji and after trying Canon and Nikon i'm settled on Pentax but mostly Fuji again (XT1), I've gone full circle. :)

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 21:05 UTC as 20th comment

Just can't see it working. Nice idea, but to expensive I think. If you add one or 2 lenses each year, And a new body ever year you can get what you need and still sell what you don't use.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 11:21 UTC as 32nd comment | 1 reply
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1230 comments in total)
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gbdz: Since you can buy yourself into a real ecosystem of lenses and whatever you might ever imagine you'd ever need in photography with the FF and APS DSLRs of Canon and Nikon and Sony, what exactly is the "raison d'etre" of this Fuji line of products?
As I've never touched one of these cameras, I do not understand.
Can you let me in on the secret, please?

@PaulDavis do you not miss the IBIS in Sony ? I'd swap all my Pentax gear to Fuji if it had IBIS.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2016 at 22:07 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1230 comments in total)
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gbdz: Since you can buy yourself into a real ecosystem of lenses and whatever you might ever imagine you'd ever need in photography with the FF and APS DSLRs of Canon and Nikon and Sony, what exactly is the "raison d'etre" of this Fuji line of products?
As I've never touched one of these cameras, I do not understand.
Can you let me in on the secret, please?

I Had a Pentax K3 which i loved but after swapping it for a Fuji XT1 i have no regrets, Yes Nostalgia is one reason, but it is just so much more fun to use and has really helped me personally to get back to basics and improve my skills and think more. It's not perfect but i defy anyone to try one and then be able to say they hated it. It's not for Pixel Peepers like i used to be but it gives images a genuine film like look which i love.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 16:25 UTC
On article The price is right: Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D Review (415 comments in total)
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K2TL: Get a K-5 or K-3 maybe even K-3ii even with some extra expanse. This is a straight up failure.

I think I managed to buy the last brand new Pentax K5II in the UK about 3 months back. Paid a stunning £339. Body only. And that 16mp sensor is amazing the canons 18mp sensor just isn't anywhere near as good which is a shame as this package is very tempting to get for my wife who will now most likely get the K-S2.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2016 at 20:12 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2481 comments in total)
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left eye: Wish they'd make a left-handed grip, left-eye version!

Wait till the 1st of April next year, you might just your wish. For a few hours anyway lol ..............

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 19:44 UTC

When will be discontinued though ? thats the more interesting question now when it comes to Samsung and Imaging.....

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 19:32 UTC as 12th comment | 2 replies
On article Hasselblad to announce 'game changer' next week (457 comments in total)

Game changer ? Going to start making (sorry rebranding) old Nokia mobile phones with wooden cases?

Link | Posted on Jun 18, 2016 at 06:08 UTC as 126th comment

Anyone know where i can get a filter for this?

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 17:26 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On article Samsung offers NX1 and NX500 firmware updates (159 comments in total)
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fatdeeman: I'm going to buy one of these dirst cheap in a few years I can just tell. Progress is slowing, this camera will age well.

I think in the apsc market that is very true and no matter what happens lthis will produce good results for years to come. Just need to be get one cheap enough and a good set of lens.

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 12:23 UTC
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mbpm: "I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that"

That's so 2001.......

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 12:17 UTC

Unless it's mirrorless and has a clever mount that takes all the main manufacturers lenses, auto focus and shoots 12k with a spearical in camera image stabilisation and has a minimum of 200 mega pixels full frame and looks retro, I'm not interested 😂

Link | Posted on May 19, 2016 at 10:19 UTC as 13th comment
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Joe Ogiba: Smart idea of Ricoh using the older 36mp Sony sensor to keep the cost well under $2K. Too bad Pentax did not have 4K video mode with H.265 like the Samsung NX1 to increase sales but it looks like most Pentax users are not interested .

Ask most Pentaxians and we will nearly all say were not interested in Video or 4K, it's a nice feature but is not the most important thing we want. FF with high quality lenses.

Link | Posted on May 7, 2016 at 14:45 UTC
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AdamT: That`d be a handful of a lens on a 1DX or D4S let alone a tiny A7 - No IS and poor edges at F5.6 see --> http://2.static.img-dpreview.com/files/p/TS7952x5304~sample_galleries/4498841025/3708375403.jpg

SOMEONE needs to make a decent standard zoom for these cameras which can produce across the frame sharpness . C`mon Sigma, step up with an ART lens Please !

All a7 second generation cameras have in body 5 axis stabilisation

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2016 at 09:11 UTC
On article Samsung NX500 shown as discontinued (273 comments in total)
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petr marek: I have mine already ...
NX1 and NX500 have really no competition in price/value/technology ...
Are some of the Samsung shareholders or top managers from rival companies to make such a brand damaging decision - give up when becoming respected leader in technology?

Bigger problem was they seem to restrict other 2nd party lens manufactures from making compatible lenses which stunted the systems growth.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 19:12 UTC
On article Samsung NX500 shown as discontinued (273 comments in total)
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petr marek: I have mine already ...
NX1 and NX500 have really no competition in price/value/technology ...
Are some of the Samsung shareholders or top managers from rival companies to make such a brand damaging decision - give up when becoming respected leader in technology?

The NX cameras were well made with good sensors and if you want to believe DX0 (DPReviews favourite site to quote it seems) they made some excellent lenses. I was hoping they would be sensible and sell that part of the company (Nikon made sense by having NX mount?) but even that hasn't happened total waste of time and money. A real Shame and has been mentioned will make over consumers of their products think twice, a very damaging excerise for their Image.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 12:23 UTC
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Matt1645f4: My first DSLR was the 30D and I loved it and was a great camera but Canons sensors just don't produce the goods. They have fallen so far behind they are going to take longer and longer to develop their next generation how long did customers have to put up with 18mp when 16mp from Pentax, Nikon and Sony were far better and I can't see anything in the 24mp I've looked at on flickr that would make me consider buying a Canon again.

I have no favourite brand but i do like good image quality.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 11:32 UTC
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Matt1645f4: My first DSLR was the 30D and I loved it and was a great camera but Canons sensors just don't produce the goods. They have fallen so far behind they are going to take longer and longer to develop their next generation how long did customers have to put up with 18mp when 16mp from Pentax, Nikon and Sony were far better and I can't see anything in the 24mp I've looked at on flickr that would make me consider buying a Canon again.

@vscd No i was comparing full res images from various Canons 18-24mp from flickr with Sony, Nikon and Pentax cameras and the Canon images suck.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2016 at 10:18 UTC
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Matt1645f4: My first DSLR was the 30D and I loved it and was a great camera but Canons sensors just don't produce the goods. They have fallen so far behind they are going to take longer and longer to develop their next generation how long did customers have to put up with 18mp when 16mp from Pentax, Nikon and Sony were far better and I can't see anything in the 24mp I've looked at on flickr that would make me consider buying a Canon again.

Not my images, i just dont think Canons Apsc sensors up to the job the FF ones do look better but are still not a match for Sony's.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 16:45 UTC
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Matt1645f4: My first DSLR was the 30D and I loved it and was a great camera but Canons sensors just don't produce the goods. They have fallen so far behind they are going to take longer and longer to develop their next generation how long did customers have to put up with 18mp when 16mp from Pentax, Nikon and Sony were far better and I can't see anything in the 24mp I've looked at on flickr that would make me consider buying a Canon again.

When comparing similar images with same settings and similar lenses Canon don't have the same level of detail, to me they look smudged. It is down to personal preference but I can't see why I would go back when my Pentax K3 and Fuji XT1 look better.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 10:29 UTC
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