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On article Fujifilm GFX 100S review (935 comments in total)
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JoeBryanFFC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z35eiJ8eFmE

Best product release advert ever - well done Fuji :)

Very clever ad.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2021 at 19:23 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 100S review (935 comments in total)
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PremiumBitter: For my style of photography nightscape/aurora/mountaineering-in-the-dark...I still don't see the point of a better sensor, given the slow lenses for this system. Things are getting better every year for this system, but the low-light ability of the larger sensor seems to be nerfed by the slower (not to mention more expensive) lenses.

For example, for my favorite lens type:

FE mount: 24mm f/1.4 for $1300
GF mount: 30mm (24mm FF equiv) f/3.5 for $1700

I've no doubt this system is good for some applications, but for mine? I'd rather have a lighter, cheaper, smaller body with better NET low light performance. Now if Fuji were to make a 30mm f/2.0 or f/1.8...then they'd have my attention and the equation would start to change (I know they came out with an f/1.7, a great step in the right direction, but that mild telephoto focal length doesn't work for me). As it stands, the increased low light performance of the larger sensor is offset by the very dim lens selection.

You sound like you really want try the GFX system but things like lack of required lens is preventing you from doing so thus you are venting.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2021 at 19:16 UTC

I know a lot of non-techie folks who made Google Photos a home to store all their digital photos. I’m sure they will be sad to see it go. I guess you can pay a cloud service for a reasonable cost but what if that service goes out of business or changes its terms? I think the market also need low priced, reliable, easy to use, long term archival external media to store large amounts of old photos and videos for the masses.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2020 at 21:32 UTC as 7th comment
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Horshack: Most Mac OS x86 apps only require a recompile to build onto ARM but Adobe may have a fair bit of hand-optimized assembly code that will take some take to port over, esp image processing code that uses SIMD instructions.

I’m sure Apple have learned a thing or two from their PowerPC to Intel transition.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2020 at 21:02 UTC
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Elisam: This may well be the final push I need to ditch Adobe for good.

I’m a hobbist so the Affinity Suite is good enough for me. Good news is, they already recompiled their apps to run natively on the M1.

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2020 at 20:52 UTC
On article Leica Q2 Monochrom initial review (498 comments in total)

Such a handsome camera!

Link | Posted on Nov 14, 2020 at 20:30 UTC as 23rd comment

I would love to have all the computational photography power on my regular cameras.

Link | Posted on Oct 13, 2020 at 21:08 UTC as 123rd comment | 6 replies
On article Sony a7S III review (2787 comments in total)
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Zymurgist: 12Mp stills are fine for social media posts or print materials. I used an a7Sii professionally for this. My profile picture was taken with one.

My classic Canon 5d’s output was perfectly fine for my prints back in the day. If pressed to use the a7siii photo capabilities I would not hesitate.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2020 at 22:11 UTC
On article Canon EOS R5 review (2963 comments in total)
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Kandid: It’s great watching the non Canon brand fanatics latch onto ‘overheating’ like a drowning man to a raft. It was reported before launch that 20 mins continuous shooting was available in 8K and this was greeted with great praise. This is 20 MORE minutes of continuous shooting in 8K than ANY of their now out of date soon to be museum pieces and a miraculous technological achievement. Will Star Wars be shot on this - no (museum pieces not either) but normal users shooting reasonable bursts will love it......(If they can afford it...)

I also own a Panasonic GH5 and follow forums and Facebook groups dedicated to it. It’s extremely pathetic to see a lot of its member devolve into childish posting of flaming R5 memes and continuous bashing in their comments. Little do they know it highlights their insecurities more then the flaws of the R5.

Link | Posted on Jul 14, 2020 at 21:43 UTC
On article Canon EOS R5 review (2963 comments in total)

As a Sony user who is deeply invested in their ecosystem. I’m glad this is everything it was rumored to be. I hope this motivates Sony to get off their ass and bring out better cameras.

Link | Posted on Jul 10, 2020 at 10:44 UTC as 396th comment
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aris14: 1. Υou create great software
2. You sell it dearly
3. Your s/w becomes industry's standard
4. You increase its price, so...
5. ...Non legit users/legit users ratio goes to 7/10 (2010)
6. You realize that users as a whole are the bad guys
7. You declare war against piracy by doing nothing, so
8. ...you go cloud
9. Revenge completed via "partnership"

Same stands, more or less, for all sw producers mainly because of poor customer relations management, but this is another story.

Irony is nothing has changed. The pirates still continue to pirate your software. It’s the legitimate users who are now paying more.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2020 at 21:49 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Sony ZV-1 review (180 comments in total)
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bluevellet: Iphone XR has better colors and stabilisation...

On my 5k iMac and my 4K flat screen the Sony footage is sharper even compared to my iPhone 11 videos. IPhone 11 video seems Okay when viewed on a mobile screen but softer and have almost painted look when viewed on a bigger high res screen.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2020 at 21:42 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Sony ZV-1 review (180 comments in total)
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DtBB: I am still PUMPED for this little guy!

As a wedding photog I will DEFINETLY get 1 for the easier shots. Will just pass it around and let the GUESTS do some of the recordings as a fun BTS. Kinda like what I did few years ago with instant film. It was FUN!

As a YouTuber this will change my ENTIRE setup. Will start with 1 but my PLAN is to get 3 of those and put around the office. Price will STILL be cheaper than a GH5 with a lens. LOL!!!! AND it is TRULLY pocketable.

GAME changer!

But WHY, WHY, WHY in 2020 is Sony still INSISTING on this outdated touch screen implementation? Thank the maker it has OUTSTANDING AF tracking.

(and an I-TOLD-YOU-SO to the trolls from the thread that said they trusted only DPReview and NOT some YouTubers on the subject of stabilisation: Here it is!!! Chris says that it IS improved and their findings are INLINE which all the links I posted before. Thats the diff between us that WORK with this on a daily basis and BRAND aficionados on this webzine.)

Don’t mind Greg, he just needs to take his meds.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2020 at 21:33 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Sony ZV-1 review (180 comments in total)
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panther fan: I know this camera is targeted at vloggers but you miss one large target audience in your last part of the video. The typical holiday/travel video shooters you see on every vacation.
-Tiny body
-Easy Interface
-Built-in ND filter
-Best in class built-in microphone, and slomo capabilities

With all this blogging, people tend to forget that this is also one of the most capable regular video camera at it's size

PS: @Jordan if you like the new Standard color but want more DR/ less contrast you can do that. Contrast Curve, Gamma, etc... can be set separately from the color profile in Sony cameras

I agree. I think this is an excellent camera for family vacations m. Certainly more capable and compact then any consumer video solutions out there. I’m planning to purchase one in the future for travel after all this virus and lockdown silliness.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2020 at 21:31 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Sony ZV-1 review (180 comments in total)
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Platinumkid: Ironically, I would buy it NOT for vlogging. It's a tiny camera with great AF and crisp 4k video. Perfect for a tourist that want to film his/her summer vacation with ease, in great colors and perfect focus. But for vlogging? It's 25mm at the wide end and something like 28mm with the stabilization turned on. Pretty useless vlogging device.

I agree with you that it’s a nice compact tourist video camera but It’s not useless. Inconvenient but not useless for vlogging . People have been blogging with less wide lenses and less capable cameras for years.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2020 at 21:27 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Sony ZV-1 review (180 comments in total)
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Mark3794: Judging from youtube coverage sony paid a lot of money for marketing this camera

I don’t mind the marketing. When we get a new camera in the market I find it useful to see many different perspectives, even if some of them tend to be overly enthusiastic. I treat it more like an ad the. An actual review and I make up my own mind.

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2020 at 21:21 UTC
On article Opinion: Film photography has found its feet again (621 comments in total)
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zakk9: When I go somewhere, taking a digital camera, I mostly return home with a whole lot of photos that I may or may not look at again. When I take a camera with film, I often struggle finding interesting subjects and compositions that are worth the cost of hitting the shutter button. It makes me more quality conscious. That alone is worth the extra cost and effort to me. The value of thousands of more or less mediocre photos that nobody will look at ever again is close to zero.

Its psychological. It's not the camera its the photographer.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2020 at 01:02 UTC
On article Opinion: Film photography has found its feet again (621 comments in total)
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GrahamHO: One of the really good things about using film is that with good processing and storage your originals could still be around in 50 or 100 years or more. The various film photography processes will be available forever as they don’t depend on ever changing software and computers. I have Kodachrome and other originals I took up to 70 years ago. Try starting up your present day computer full of photos in 20 years time. Will your or my digital cameras even work in 20 years? I have several fully operational film cameras up to 65 years old. I have had sensors fail in digital cameras but with film cameras a new film is a new sensor.
( I use both mediums )

I agree. So far the only reliable option is to transfer your files to a new hard disk storage every few years. Other archival mediums like LTO tape, M discs, and cloud storage have compromises that many of us here are not willing to deal with. I hope in the future for a reliable, universal, long term, cold storage medium for our digital files.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2020 at 00:58 UTC
On article Opinion: Film photography has found its feet again (621 comments in total)
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mwhyte: I have zero romantic thoughts of film photography. I learned photography in college in the analogue days...I learned how to process a roll of film in a black bag...use an enlarger, dodge and burn with tools and watch a picture appear in a bath of chemicals...

Sure it was fun in someways to watch a photo slowly appear before your eyes, but the cost of the film and the paper alone meant each shot cost me probably around $0.50 cents at least...

Simply because of this cost and effort required to make a photo, I dropped photography from my life for many years after college (I even gave away my 35mm camera and lens to a friend for free as I saw no value in it)...It was not until digital came about in the early 2000s that my prayers were answered...I could take photos and instantly preview and edit them on my computer...no chemicals, no praying you did not have a light leak...no waiting...I have never looked back.

I get it. I get why some have a love of film, I'm just not one of them.

I agree, fellow film shooter here since the 80s. Although I still shoot with my Xpan once in a while, I prefer the convenience of digital. Once I get my GFX 50r, I might say goodbye to film permanently.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2020 at 00:54 UTC
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D7000ShooterUK: A thoughful article with which I totally agree. The R5 promises to be the top dog 35mm mirrorless camera. I wonder what will be Nikon and Sonys response to this.

I don't know about you but I bet 1DX m3 level AF with 20fps at 40mp founds like a very useful tool for action and wildlife photography. I know some wildlife photographers who love to crop the hell out of their images.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2020 at 00:48 UTC
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