The Silver Fox

The Silver Fox

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Good news. This is a good little app that has just gotten better.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2020 at 18:15 UTC as 9th comment
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tolleknolle: All that's left now is to launch a built-in zoom line a la LX100...

I have both the tele- and the wide angle converters. They obviously add some bulk, but the image quality is perfectly maintained. They’re a worthwhile addition, easy to carry along in a small bag, for added versatility.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2020 at 23:19 UTC
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RedOwl: Seems like a perfectly lovely little camera to me, my only gripe is the price - I wish it was cheaper and I'd get one! (-;

As to the "Fujifilm's combined ISO/Shutter Speed dial", personally I like that feature. Probably because I grew up with '70s cameras, even so I don't get why some people don't like it.

If the X-E4 was an interchangeable lens version of this camera, I would love it!

Ditto! I plan to wait for an XE-4 release, and if it’s an ILC version of the X-100V, then I’ll buy it. If it isn’t, then I’ll “settle” for the V.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2020 at 05:18 UTC
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Tom Huot: I may be naive, but what exactly is the attraction of a fixed lens camera at this price? I must be missing something here. Until someone explains whatever advantages this camera might have, I have no idea why anyone would buy it.

You pegged the X-100’s appeal perfectly, as well as its one continuing drawback.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2020 at 05:08 UTC
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EduPortas: You guys whine a lot. As an original X100 owner, I can testify to "glacial AF". But guess what? I've shot all of my overseas trips with that camera and found the overall experience tremendously enjoyable. Every subsequent X100 camera has been an improvement over the O.G, a truly remarkable instrument. Any Bayer sensor fans here?

I’ve stuck with my original X-100 instead of upgrading precisely because of that Bayer sensor. There’s something magical in the images that this camera produces that I haven’t seen in its successors with the X-Trans sensor. (Yes, I know that the benefits and/or detriments of X-Trans have been discussed to death for the last eight years. I’m not trying to resurrect that debate; I’m just sharing *my* perspective.) And despite the original’s limitations, it’s a tremendous tool with which I have produced many incredible images.

Still, I admit that this latest iteration of the X-100 might finally induce me to upgrade. So many new and significant upgrades! But since everyone else is adding their “If only it had...” opinion, I’ll say that I wish it had a Bayer sensor!

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2020 at 04:53 UTC
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guzzi850m2: Looks like a worthy successor to my X100T (when it dies).

It seems to have everything people hoped for, tilt screen, WP (if you use the Fuji filter), better sharpness close-up at 2f.

Off-course IBS would had been nice but I don't care too much about it.

Well done Fuji.

Elaborate, CaPi, please.

Link | Posted on Feb 5, 2020 at 06:58 UTC

Just did a two week trip with the new app on my Pixel 3a, linked to my Fujifilm XF-10. The app performed considerably better than its predecessor. It was stable for the most part, with a few hiccups here and there.

My biggest complaint: Photos transferred from the app’s album to Google Photos only sometimes were deleted from the album after the transfer (the transfers themselves went smoothly). More often than not, the photos remained in the app’s album, with no discernible way to delete them after the transfer.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2019 at 19:59 UTC as 7th comment

Given that it struggles as much to focus as the Fujifilm XF-10, is it worth the $400 premium? I hope the full review will answer that.

Link | Posted on Apr 22, 2019 at 17:46 UTC as 26th comment | 2 replies
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JayDog: Pretty high price. The tamron is 18-400 great optics and can be had for
$500 or so. 27 to 600mm on Nikon an 640mm for canon.

Not a good sign unless ultra compact but again the 18-400 is kind small.

Is the Tamron weather-sealed? That may very well account for the price difference.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2019 at 06:22 UTC

This seems like a pretty good lens, if we take into account its intended use and inherent limitations. And the price is reasonable as well for a weather-proofed lens. No doubt crisper images could be obtained by other lenses, but the versatility that this lens seems to offer is quite welcome. I’m glad Olympus continues to support Micro Four Thirds with quality lenses like this.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2019 at 06:21 UTC as 88th comment | 8 replies
On article Olympus 12-200mm F3.5-6.3 pre-production sample gallery (143 comments in total)

This seems like a pretty good lens, if we take into account its intended use and inherent limitations. And the price is reasonable as well for a weather-proofed lens. No doubt crisper images could be obtained by other lenses, but the versatility that this lens seems to offer is quite welcome. I’m glad Olympus continues to support Micro Four Thirds with quality lenses like this.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2019 at 06:19 UTC as 43rd comment | 2 replies
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tkbslc: The beauty of the iPad was that it was so simple to operate that your 90 year old grandpa and 2 year old kid could both figure it out in 90 seconds. Now even a techie needs a cheat sheet for all the swipe gestures.

Removing the home button and headphone jack is a huge mistake. Nobody cares if their ipad is a few percent thicker. It doesn't have to fit in your pants pocket.

I concur. When the iPad first came out, I recommended it to several of my senior citizen friends as ideal for just browsing the web and checking email. But with the newer iPads, I find myself doing lots of things the “old” (2010) way, because even as a techie myself, I can’t keep up with all the 2-, 3- & 4-fingered swipes up, down, left right, along with pinching. I suspect half of my 2017 iPad’s capabilities go unused on a daily basis.

I also agree that the removal of the headphone jack is a very bad idea. Yeah, wireless headphones are the future, as someone has already posted, but I use my iPad for presentations where the sound is piped out through the headphone jack. Not everyone, especially in schools and non-profits, have projectors capable of wireless.

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2018 at 20:51 UTC
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cosinaphile: we are seeing the multiple emergence of police states in the west
the usa francs uk new Zealand Australia Germany Canada spain

the direction of the world is a sickening reality for that who have retained the ability to read think reason and employ abstract thought and analysis free of the nonsense of imposed coerced patriotism false flag fear and brainwashing by the medias under the auspices of the various intelligence communities

waiting for the usual suspects who giggle on cue like trained monkeys ......lol

more seriously manning police forces with simpletons is one of the greatest dangers to law abiding citizens ,and give lawful, intelligent public servants in law enforcement a bad name and a more difficult job ....

I agree with cosinaphile, but strongly disagree with c45 that this is a liberal antifa vs. conservative Nazi thing. In fact, I think it's wrong to equate liberals with riotous antifa and conservatives with racist thugs. Some might be, no doubt, but not the whole.

Getting back to cosinaphile's point, there has been an escalation of the militarization of the police in the last 15 years. That is undeniable. Whether you think that is good or bad is a matter of opinion, but we cannot deny the fact, nor the increase in seemingly unjustified police shootings or brutality as a result.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 06:46 UTC
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Tony Bonanno: As an ex LEO, these shootings are very disturbing. Yes, a police officer has a difficult job and it's getting more and more difficult with the increasing level of weaponry and violence exhibited by the bad guys. But, much of the problem can be traced back to training and supervision. Tight budgets (for training and recruiting quality candidates), poor supervision and a post 9/11 military attitude have set the stage for these tragic incidents. There are many options that just don't appear to be exercised any longer.. it's more about engaging the enemy, not about serving the public and having the training and experience to take cover, assess, deescalate, etc. Shoot - Don't Shoot training scenarios use to be one of the most important components of LE training. Of course, every incident has two sides to the story. Most public safety officers are conscientious and try to do the right thing. But there is certainly a pattern that is cause for concern.

Superb comment, Tony. I've been saying the same thing for 15 years with the rising militarization of our law enforcement here in the US. I remember when the motto for LEO's was "To Protect and to Serve." Now, it's "Get Home Safe Tonight." That desire for safety on the ever-increasingly dangerous streets is understandable, but mustn't come at the expense of protecting our citizens. Thanks for assessing the situation so well.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2017 at 06:39 UTC
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Photoman: Bravo PETA...clap...clap...Bravo....clap...clap...

People before animals is PETA's moto.

I suspect you meant “animals before people” for PETA’s motto.

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2017 at 04:14 UTC
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JackM: if only my mid-2010 iMac would die, but it just won't!!

And my mid-2010 17" MacBook Pro with the no-longer-available matte screen — Oh, if Apple would just release a new MBP with those matte screens again, photogs would buy them left and right!

Link | Posted on Jun 6, 2017 at 02:26 UTC

This is exciting news. I have been using both programs, Luminar especially, and have been very pleased with both. I have, however, been very disappointed with Apple's latest offerings, and have been seriously considering going over to Windows. I have held off because I didn't want to lose use of Luminar, but this new announcement means I can now make the switch.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2017 at 05:15 UTC as 6th comment
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (879 comments in total)
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501DSW: +1 for Carey's comments in the final section of the review. Nothing's going to part me from my original X100. Slow, deliberate, with wonderful colours.

I like all the ergonomic and performance improvements achieved in the last three iterations of the X-100, but so long as it sports an X-Trans sensor, even this seemingly superb F model cannot entice me away from my original X-100. In the end, the final product is more important to me than ease of use, and that 12MP Bayer sensor in the original X-100 still produces a better photograph to my eyes than its X-Trans successors.

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 20:15 UTC
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(unknown member): Its a very expensive executive toy, basically, a ladies powder compact. If it worked adequately you would not also buy a PC would you?

The MacBook Pro with a discrete card and good quad-core processor can replace an i377K unlocked PC, because we checked with mine and it is faster on some things, as long as its plugged in, you dont need a proper PC anymore. At the same price the same cannot be said of the Poor Porsche at all!!

Menneisyys, I've been considering adding an external GPU to my MacBook Pro. I'm curious as to which one you purchased and how it performs/interfaces with MacOS.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2017 at 20:24 UTC
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John McCormack: Good news. Now if Olympus will only put some money into R&D for fabled Olympus Trip digital we've been waiting for...

Why, Tedolph, you’re back! Glad to see you here.

Link | Posted on Aug 8, 2015 at 02:18 UTC
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