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On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X70 (263 comments in total)
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BeefCoffee: Does anybody have experience with the Wide-Angle adapter fuji offered for the x100 line up? And for that matter the Tele-Conv? They were touted as having excellent glass when they were released but I haven't seen much online of people actually using them. I would guess that at $300 a piece (release price I think) they would be a bargain compared to buying two independent cameras. But I am legitimently interested because I was interested in picking up an old black x100 classic.

Oh, and one more thing: if anybody wonders, WCL-X100 can be mounted on X70, too (perfect mechanical match) and you get a larger field of view with terrible vignetting - the image circle is too small for the geometry of X70. I have not checked yet what you get if you crop, how much the image quality is affected and what exactly the in-camera correction for the wide angle adapter does. Apparently, if you need a wider field of view on X70 Fuji wants you to buy the dedicated WCL-X70.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 17:24 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X70 (263 comments in total)
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BeefCoffee: Does anybody have experience with the Wide-Angle adapter fuji offered for the x100 line up? And for that matter the Tele-Conv? They were touted as having excellent glass when they were released but I haven't seen much online of people actually using them. I would guess that at $300 a piece (release price I think) they would be a bargain compared to buying two independent cameras. But I am legitimently interested because I was interested in picking up an old black x100 classic.

I am almost constantly using the WCL-X100 wide angle adapter on my X100T (and did it on my X100, before that). The image quality is not affected in any way (to my eyes). If you forget to set "on" the wide angle adapter in the camera menu, the images are a bit fuzzy and show some spherical aberrations (I wish there was a Photoshop plugin to correct for these human errors). It's relatively easy to swap between the wide-angle adapter and the UV filter (with the ring adapter) - I am always having one of them attached to the front end of the lens.

I like much more 28 mm than 35 mm (just my strong personal preference). The adapter is bulky though and makes the camera much bigger and heavier, which is not an advantage in my book, but not a big deal either. When mounted, the adapter covers part of the field of view in the optical viewfinder (yucky...) and casts a shadow over the subject when using the on-board flash.

I am happy to see they came out with x70 :)

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 17:23 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X70 (263 comments in total)
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petergerritsen: I wonder is the lens moving a bit outside the camera during focussing like the X100T? I ask because danger of dust sucking.
Peter

Yes, the lens moves in and out while focusing, just like X100T. I have never noticed any traces of dust on the sensor in my X100T (lots of dust in the viewfinder though, not sure why, but apparently harmless so far).

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2016 at 16:42 UTC
On article 2014 Sony World Photography Awards finalists revealed (66 comments in total)

Like others here, I initially found #3 boring, unimaginative and pointless.

However, the more I look at it, the more I like it. Just cover the upper half of the picture with your hand and look at the lower half until you get the feeling of the place. Then do the opposite, look at the upper half after you cover the lower half. Quite two different pictures, isn’t it? But it is only one.

The new, tall, ugly and lifeless buildings look to me like an approaching tsunami that will soon cover the old world. Quite a story, I would say.

Having said that, my favorites are #7, 8 and 11, in this order.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 14:12 UTC as 28th comment | 1 reply
On article Tamas Dezso offers glimpse into post-Communist Romania (231 comments in total)

I do not find anything offensive about these pictures.

I like #8, #4 and (maybe) #5 (in this order). Not that much the rest. #3 and #6 are the least interesting.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2014 at 18:33 UTC as 60th comment
On article Tamas Dezso offers glimpse into post-Communist Romania (231 comments in total)
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Tonio Loewald: So it's like Detroit with nicer landscape?

And with a much lower crime rate.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2014 at 18:06 UTC

Step 2: Bigger lights on a motorcycle, taking pictures from the sidewalk.

Step 3: Even bigger lights on a Segway, taking pictures in a shopping mall while being chased by security (also on Segways). Now THAT would impress me!

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2013 at 20:17 UTC as 84th comment | 1 reply
On article Dpreview Users' Poll: Best Camera of 2012? (1508 comments in total)

Best for what?

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2012 at 16:22 UTC as 364th comment | 1 reply
On article A Serious Rangefinder Compact Camera (137 comments in total)

Mine is not exactly a camera, but a phone app. You enter the map and time coordinates and you get a picture on the screen as seen from that very precise point, at that very precise time, which you can scroll, focus and zoom all around. The picture is recomposed from an image database recorded by a gazillion of lytro-type cameras spread everywhere in the known world and stored in the cloud.

On second thought, why bother with a smart phone in the first place? Just think at it, close your eyes and have the image projected in your mind. I can already do that.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2012 at 20:14 UTC as 46th comment
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Sam Carriere: My bet is that it will be in the stores before the Nikon D800.

Is B&H taking preorders?

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2012 at 17:54 UTC
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