BenInUK

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Jones Indiana: Unfortunately the whole X-Series start to show its age.

Yes we have X-T4 - it is not a bad camera - but it is the lenses that are starting to lack.

8 years down the road and still no specialty lenses, still no lenses for birders or wildlife photography. Yes I know there is the 100-400. But its slow and with the extenders attached to it many i ages look either soft or are a little oof.

To me at least it looks Fujifilm is going the Olympus route and we all know how that story is ending.

Foskito
"Suddenly your gear stopped working or the images aren't good anymore?"

Obviously not but the competition has moved on. There are plenty of old used cameras and lenses that are still fantastic. If the lenses are perceived as old tech then that's a barrier to people choosing the Fuji system. If they're happy with the old tech then they may as well buy used but that doesn't help Fuji.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2020 at 12:45 UTC

I think some people are misunderstanding the purpose of the video. It was just intended as a bit of fun. The whole point of using coffee is normally to save money, in which case you would obviously use the cheapest instant coffee. James Hoffman is a coffee connoisseur so it's a bit of a joke that he would obviously use proper freshly ground coffee.
As for the idea of a coffee expert, I was skeptical myself. If you watch some of his content though he's seriously knowledgeable, has published books and runs his own roastery business. I think he's earned the title of expert.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2020 at 13:44 UTC as 12th comment | 3 replies
On article Nikon Z50 review (1992 comments in total)
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BenInUK: It looks like Nikon sees APS-C as nothing more than a stepping stone to full frame. I just switched from a D7200 to an X-T3 and this announcement confirms to me that I made the right choice. I don’t need the extra cost, size and weight of full frame.

Note that the only DX lens on the roadmap is an 18-140...

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2019 at 11:36 UTC
On article Nikon Z50 review (1992 comments in total)
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BenInUK: It looks like Nikon sees APS-C as nothing more than a stepping stone to full frame. I just switched from a D7200 to an X-T3 and this announcement confirms to me that I made the right choice. I don’t need the extra cost, size and weight of full frame.

@Niko Vita - if the only thing the Z50 beats the XT3 on is the grip then I’m happy with my decision. These are system cameras, I’m just not convinced by Nikon’s commitment to this format.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2019 at 11:34 UTC
On article Nikon Z50 review (1992 comments in total)
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BenInUK: It looks like Nikon sees APS-C as nothing more than a stepping stone to full frame. I just switched from a D7200 to an X-T3 and this announcement confirms to me that I made the right choice. I don’t need the extra cost, size and weight of full frame.

Sure you can, if you’re happy with 16-50 and f3.5/6.3. The point is Nikon see this as a feeder system for full frame, so if you’re perfectly happy with the compromises of APS-C and don’t want to upgrade later then there are probably better options out there. Otherwise you’ll find yourself pretty limited.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2019 at 14:24 UTC
On article Nikon Z50 review (1992 comments in total)
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BenInUK: It looks like Nikon sees APS-C as nothing more than a stepping stone to full frame. I just switched from a D7200 to an X-T3 and this announcement confirms to me that I made the right choice. I don’t need the extra cost, size and weight of full frame.

The mount is a compromise for APS-C, the kit lens is a very unambitious f/6.3, the available Z primes are all huge and relatively expensive. Reading the materials I keep hearing that this is for non-photographers to get them into proper cameras and that the Z mount gives an upgrade path to full frame. Nikon’s corporate policy now is to push to the high end.
Don’t get me wrong, I love Nikon. They have the best ergonomics and make exceptional cameras. It’s just they’re chosen path doesn’t align with what I want from a camera system.

Link | Posted on Oct 12, 2019 at 08:14 UTC
On article Nikon Z50 review (1992 comments in total)

It looks like Nikon sees APS-C as nothing more than a stepping stone to full frame. I just switched from a D7200 to an X-T3 and this announcement confirms to me that I made the right choice. I don’t need the extra cost, size and weight of full frame.

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2019 at 18:49 UTC as 247th comment | 7 replies
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CaPi: “Ai powered filters”
Marketing lives in a universe where that will be true when it ships
Lol BS
Good looking software though

AI means any device that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of success at some goal. Sounds like an accurate term to me.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2017 at 10:36 UTC
On article Don't buy another lens, buy a flash instead (337 comments in total)

Refusing to use flash because you don't like the look is like an artist refusing to use the colour red. You're limiting yourself and that colour can be mixed to make other colours opening up new possibilities. If you learn to use flash you have more choice over your final image. Why wouldn't anyone want that?

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 13:13 UTC as 38th comment | 5 replies
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jorg14: I've been operating PC's since they first came out. Often I've considered the idea of switching to Mac due to a more stable environment. Overall, the PC operating system has been pretty good since XP service pack 2 if you knew what you were doing, and very stable with Windows 7 & 10. I've had no issues. If you like to play and tinker, get a pc. If you are in business (as we were for 35 years) it's definitely a PC. If you don't want compatibility & installation issues with millions of new and free software, get a PC. If you like to do and edit photos or do music, then it's a tossup. If you do GPS and hike or a number of other niche things it's a PC.
Basically the Mac says it's my way or the highway, and gives you very little compatibility, or ability to tune the 'engine', in exchange for a stable environment.
Personally I'd rather not have my hand held, but go out on my own... even if I fall once in a while.

Out of interest what is it that you want to tune on the Mac that you can't?

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 16:50 UTC
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BenInUK: I'm a software developer and use both a Dell XPS and a Macbook Pro. Personally I prefer the Mac but they're both excellent laptops. People should buy the one that's right for them and not based on one guys personal opinion. Five reasons I prefer the Mac are:
1. The screen is brighter and handles scaling much better (Windows on a high res laptop screen ends up with tiny fonts)
2. The trackpad is the best out there. Big and with intelligent gestures.
3. OSX is a more stable and secure OS being based on unix. Plus for development a lot of tools are written for linux so run much easier than on Windows.
4. The battery life is much better on the Mac (it was more when both were new and has lasted a lot longer than the dell)
5. When I bought the equivalent Dell was actually slightly dearer than the Mac so price is about the same.

Maybe true about the batteries being used more on my Windows machine but the Mac also lasted longer when they were both new. The Mac has lots of clever optimizations because Apple control both the hardware and the software. My Windows machine I am forced to use for work, my Mac is my personal choice. I'm not an "old mac user" either. I used Windows all my life and only recently bought a Mac in the last few years. I do find it amusing how some people get so defensive about their choice. I know the Mac isn't perfect and Apple can be frustrating at times. As I said before both laptops are good choices. Just go for the one you love and be confident in your choice.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 16:46 UTC

I'm a software developer and use both a Dell XPS and a Macbook Pro. Personally I prefer the Mac but they're both excellent laptops. People should buy the one that's right for them and not based on one guys personal opinion. Five reasons I prefer the Mac are:
1. The screen is brighter and handles scaling much better (Windows on a high res laptop screen ends up with tiny fonts)
2. The trackpad is the best out there. Big and with intelligent gestures.
3. OSX is a more stable and secure OS being based on unix. Plus for development a lot of tools are written for linux so run much easier than on Windows.
4. The battery life is much better on the Mac (it was more when both were new and has lasted a lot longer than the dell)
5. When I bought the equivalent Dell was actually slightly dearer than the Mac so price is about the same.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2017 at 13:15 UTC as 136th comment | 5 replies
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BenInUK: Why is everyone expecting an entry level camera to be a ground breaking innovator? I think the more interesting thing will be the price point and will it be cheap enough to bring full frame to the masses.

Fair enough. I hadn't seen the price mentioned. Just checked UK prices and its £2000 for body only! That's insane. I'm a Nikon guy so this would be up against a D750 for £1600, a D500 for £1730, or a D610 for £1300. A D810 is not much more at £2400 or under 2k if you don't mind used. Canon are continuing their trend of extortionate pricing based on brand recognition.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 12:33 UTC
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BenInUK: Why is everyone expecting an entry level camera to be a ground breaking innovator? I think the more interesting thing will be the price point and will it be cheap enough to bring full frame to the masses.

I couldn't see the price mentioned?

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 13:05 UTC
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Sylvain G: Incredible that a little joystick that came on much cheaper 20D,30D,40D, ... still can't find its way on a 6D camera.

Why do you need a joystick if you can set focus with the touchscreen?

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 13:03 UTC

Why is everyone expecting an entry level camera to be a ground breaking innovator? I think the more interesting thing will be the price point and will it be cheap enough to bring full frame to the masses.

Link | Posted on Jun 29, 2017 at 12:58 UTC as 103rd comment | 6 replies
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(unknown member): Yeah... The pre-capture is a game changer. Few cameras has had that for years and last year Olympus came with "Pro-Capture" with same idea for E-M1 Mk2 (14 frames buffer with chosen frame rate up to 60fps) that allows to do it very well.

Sure a 250ms at best is at the reaction time limit but 500ms is well in ballpark (30fps) and RED has 60(?) seconds and it is huge thing!
You can even talk to someone and spot seconds later that moment happened!

Assuming you're camera was pointing in the right direction and focused on what you wanted to capture.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 15:45 UTC
On article Shooting experience: how the Nikon D7500 won me over (196 comments in total)

Recently people were moaning about too many Sony articles. Now we get some Nikon articles and people are still moaning. Could it be that dpreview are just publishing articles on whatever the latest release is?

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 12:38 UTC as 42nd comment | 5 replies
On article The DJI Spark is a $500 HD mini drone (96 comments in total)
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BenInUK: I thought this looked interesting. I wasn't particularly in the market for a drone but at this price it looks appealing. UK price is £519 compared to US price of $499. That's a 35% markup on the US price after currency conversion. Too expensive at that price I think.

Fair point about the tax but $542 is roughly £423 in todays rates which is still significantly cheaper than the UK price. It's not just this product though. We get fleeced for all consumer electronics. It's just this article reminded me of by how much.

Link | Posted on May 26, 2017 at 13:18 UTC
On article The DJI Spark is a $500 HD mini drone (96 comments in total)

I thought this looked interesting. I wasn't particularly in the market for a drone but at this price it looks appealing. UK price is £519 compared to US price of $499. That's a 35% markup on the US price after currency conversion. Too expensive at that price I think.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 14:06 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
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