Shunda77

Shunda77

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On article Fujifilm X-T20 Review (343 comments in total)

Not enough is made of Fuji's outstanding high ISO performance on these x trans sensors. It is mentioned, but not really fully appreciated. You can shoot these things at very high ISO settings and get images that are damned near as clean as full frame cameras.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 01:20 UTC as 52nd comment | 4 replies
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CallumG: Sure the lens seems pretty sharp (corrected for spherical abberation), but it doesn't resolve much detail. I assume this is down to the use of lower quality glass rather than the design. However it seems like a good step up from the awful 55-300mm. A rather generous serving of CA however, and Photoshop doesn't like this stuff compared to other lenses CA.

There is so much wrong with that reply I don't know where to begin.
Enjoy your new lens.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2017 at 08:40 UTC
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CallumG: Sure the lens seems pretty sharp (corrected for spherical abberation), but it doesn't resolve much detail. I assume this is down to the use of lower quality glass rather than the design. However it seems like a good step up from the awful 55-300mm. A rather generous serving of CA however, and Photoshop doesn't like this stuff compared to other lenses CA.

If the only thing that you think counts in lens design is arguing about the last 5% of sharpness at the long end and ultimate focus speed, then I'd suggest you are missing an awful lot of what photography is about.
Have you considered magnification ratio? bokeh? rounded aperture blades? the 55-300 outperforms anything else in this category for all these things (and even some primes for bokeh which is remarkable), not to mention it shoots at 200mm with the widest aperture of any of these all purpose zooms (including the tamron and fx 70-300vr)
If you want a one trick pony, then the new lens may make a fine budget birding lens or budget sports lens, (though I've shot action and birds just fine with the 55-300), but in every other respect the new lens is a considerable downgrade from the 55-300.

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2017 at 10:45 UTC
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CallumG: Sure the lens seems pretty sharp (corrected for spherical abberation), but it doesn't resolve much detail. I assume this is down to the use of lower quality glass rather than the design. However it seems like a good step up from the awful 55-300mm. A rather generous serving of CA however, and Photoshop doesn't like this stuff compared to other lenses CA.

The "really awful" 55-300?? you obviously don't have a clue what you are talking about, the 55-300 actually has features that none of the other lower cost tele zooms have, including the well regarded Tamron and FX Nikon 70-300vr
This new lens is not a step up from the 55-300, it simply has a few different strengths, but for certain subject matter is is actually a step down from the 55-300.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2017 at 06:15 UTC
On photo Moonrise over Lake Superior in the Random Items - Challenge 24 challenge (19 comments in total)

As digital artwork? very nice.
But this is NOT a photograph, so many shots like this deceive people into thinking a scene like this actually existed.
The best time to try and capture a GENUINE moon rise like this is to shoot when moon rise occurs at dusk when there is enough residual light to capture some foreground detail and not blow the moon out. That is a shot that would really impress me as it takes skill in both timing and site selection.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2016 at 23:56 UTC as 1st comment
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Shunda77: Because of this article I have decided to never purchase anything made by this company.
Oh, and Apple, start paying your damned taxes in my country.
The iphone represents everything that is wrong with consumption insane world.

A big call? really? like as in my life is now in danger for criticizing Apple? (tm)

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 10:33 UTC

Because of this article I have decided to never purchase anything made by this company.
Oh, and Apple, start paying your damned taxes in my country.
The iphone represents everything that is wrong with consumption insane world.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2016 at 10:26 UTC as 272nd comment | 5 replies

Great stuff John.
One of my dreams as a kid was to see a space shuttle launch, but because I'm in New Zealand it wasn't an easy dream to achieve.
Now that's no longer possible, but shots like yours really do bring at least some of the space program experience to those that may never see it in person.
Well done.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2016 at 02:33 UTC as 20th comment
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Reilly Diefenbach: 30fps is not great. Panasonic VX870 looks great and does 60fps @ 4K or 120 fps @ 1080p. All for $699 with excellent AF. And the frame grabs are not bad.

...and the grape wins!!

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2016 at 01:52 UTC

Do the new lenses have actual glass in them? or are the elements plastic too?

Four new DX lenses folks!! Nikon is finally showing respect for DX shooters wanting new glass!

Bahahahaha!

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 11:03 UTC as 30th comment

I don't usually get in on the bandwagon with "the new release grizzle", but honestly, this "upgrade" has got cheap written all over it. Still, it's one way to get a 24mp sensor with great image quality, but wow!! it really couldn't come in a cheaper body.
Nikon has put a nice sensor into a recycled plastic milk bottle.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 10:45 UTC as 74th comment

I had the S5700 as my first "serious" digital camera and absolutely loved it. Fuji make nice cameras, the ergonomics are very well designed and they are usually very feature rich for the price.
I got some great pics with that camera, some of my favorites still, even though my DSLR smokes it for image quality. I still look back very fondly of how enjoyable my two Fuji superzooms were to use.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 14:01 UTC as 59th comment
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El Chavo: Fuji made real improvements in the video area compared to few years ago BUT...

As I said it before, and was almost murdered by Fuji fans, for the price (50% more than an a6300) this camera should offer LOG recording straight in camera, should have less rolling shutter but doesn't, AF continues to "breath" rocking back and forth, no touchscreen as well and few native lenses.

And to makes matters even worse the grip is a "requireptional" accessory for almost anything: Want longer than 10 mins on video? Buy the grip. Want faster FPS on stills? Buy the grip! Want to keep the camera away from overheating? Buy the grip!!! Want to record in F-LOG? BUY THE GRIP!!!

An a6300 was released almost 6 months before this one, Fuji had enough time to respond but managed to release something that gets close to it but the price isn't competitive.

And please, lets have some constructive conversation. It is tiring to talk to some that come ready for the crucifixion.

Then buy your Sony camera, it sounds great!
But this Fuji offers more in other ways, and now the people that want all that can have decent video as well.
This is now a still shooters dream camera with competent video, the Fuji shooting experience is becoming legendary with these unique cameras, now they just expanded their audience with excellent video. Hardly a bad thing.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2016 at 16:06 UTC

"Image quality. We are a photography company - not a camera company. That’s what our boss is always saying to us "

And it's not just rhetoric, that philosophy absolutely shines through in their camera/lens design and commitment to improving even older camera bodies.
If Fuji continues this direction, they will slowly but surely climb to the top of the digital era.
I will own a Fuji camera again some day, oh yes, I will..............

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 03:11 UTC as 54th comment

Great niche products, I believe these will become a hit for Nikon, well done.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 09:59 UTC as 104th comment
On article Delayed: Nikon Japan pushes D500 to end of April (139 comments in total)

Hang in there beta testers!!!

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 04:03 UTC as 15th comment
On article Design, looks and desire: Olympus does it again (391 comments in total)

The reason I like Fuji gear is because it seems to have been designed by photographers. Using the camera becomes part of the enjoyment, it's like a dog that's always excited to go for a walk and encourages you to pick up the strap. My experience with my current Nikon is not as engaging, I'm always trying to convince myself that the other advantages are worth it, but in truth its just not as enjoyable to use.

Link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 03:28 UTC as 41st comment | 1 reply
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Shunda77: Lol, my D5100 crop sensor has more DR than this new Canon.

Why would I want 50mp of blown highlights and low shadow recovery? resolution only works if there is data there to work :)

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 09:02 UTC

Lol, my D5100 crop sensor has more DR than this new Canon.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2015 at 02:50 UTC as 16th comment | 8 replies

No bikini clad woman is safe, this thing has like a 20 mile perv radius.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 09:31 UTC as 52nd comment | 5 replies
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