rjx

rjx

Lives in United States Santa Clara USA, CA, United States
Works as a Odd person & noncontributing member of society
Joined on Oct 2, 2007
About me:

Learn as much about photography and create photographs people enjoy.

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On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2481 comments in total)

I used to own an X-PRO1 and S100S and really enjoyed these cameras. I didn't think I'd be moving to another small mirrorless camera anytime soon.

But.....

Then I purchased a Sony A7II.

WOW!!

After owning the A7II since November, the XPRO1 just seems over the top as far as price is concerned. Too expensive for what it is.

Comparing my A7II + 28mm files vs the X100S files, there was a noticeable difference in IQ (to me).

Fuji users, do yourself a favor and at least try the A7 series and come to your own conclusion.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 16:09 UTC as 483rd comment | 6 replies

Out of curiosity, why does DPR share news about brands such as Hasselblad and PhaseOne, yet they don't review them? And before anyone says it's because the majority of DPR viewers are only hobbyists, then why even publish such articles? Just wondering.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2015 at 02:03 UTC as 29th comment | 7 replies
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RedFox88: The 5Ds made the Hasselblad worthless.

There's more to these medium format cameras than just big megapixel counts.

Link | Posted on Dec 22, 2015 at 02:00 UTC
On article 2015 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $1200-2000 (328 comments in total)

I really liked the Fujifilm system. But I haven't looked back since I got the A7II. Sony & Zeiss released a lot of very good glass in a somewhat short period of time to make up for the lackluster selection, imo.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2015 at 18:53 UTC as 54th comment | 1 reply

Instead of orange, I would have liked a nice black leather case / strap.

Link | Posted on Sep 30, 2015 at 22:35 UTC as 45th comment

Silly.

Why prevent yourself from making images in certain areas? Instead, the camera should indicate heavily photographed areas so the photographer can do their best to put a unique spin on it. It's not where or what you photograph, it's how you photograph. What are you saying as a photographer? Are you repeating what everyone else has said before? Or are you trying to say something new?

A camera that prevents you from photographing certain areas will not help the photographer in any way. Instead of this, get a good composition book and search images on google / flickr / 500px / 1X / etc, for the best, highly rated photographers in the world to learn to think creatively when it comes to photography.

Link | Posted on Sep 11, 2015 at 00:09 UTC as 151st comment
On article Readers' Showcase: Gene Smirnov (50 comments in total)
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Martinka: + for not another landscape photographer
- strange mix of different genres

@ Martinka
I'd rather see a "strange mix" than the boring same old same old photos I see everyday on photo sharing sites.

@ vadims
+1

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2015 at 22:23 UTC
On article Readers' Showcase: Gene Smirnov (50 comments in total)
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sh10453: Another interesting story of a street boy becoming a top photographer; truly inspirational:

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-34090145

Thumbs down!

This DPR post is about Gene Smirnov. No need to steal his thunder and post a link to a different photographer. Uncalled for imo.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2015 at 22:22 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100T successor rumored to feature new lens (334 comments in total)
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scott_mcleod: In-lens IS or IBIS. Either way. Maybe a bit better in the corners but 35mm EFOV is just right for this type of camera IMO, and stabilization would extend the available-light shooting ability tremendously. 28 is too wide, especially when you only have 16MP for cropping (if you need less wide, that is).

If they could make a less expensive Bayer version that'd be sweet (not holding my breath for that one!). Otherwise, don't mess with the formula, please!

Because the wider the focal length, the less of an issue camera shake should be. Now if it was around 85mm, or maybe even 50mm, I could understand IBIS. But imo if someone needs IBIS for a 23mm lens, maybe they might have some issues with their technique that needs addressing.

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2015 at 02:37 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100T successor rumored to feature new lens (334 comments in total)
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JMichaelsPhoto: I would love to see a full-frame sensor, personally. If Fuji, and others, don't want to invest in full-frame sensor technology because of the cost of also developing an entire line of full-frame lenses, as Sony did, it makes the most sense to develop a fixed-lens full-frame compact, as Sony did with the RX1r, from a competitive standpoint. That's just my opinion. I'm okay with the 35mm equivalent f/2 lens, but a camera designed around a 35mm f/2 full-frame lens that says Fujinon on it would be pretty sweet. I'm just saying...

Not sure I'd buy another X100 camera without it being full frame w/ a nicer lens. Either 35 or 50mm. Or something like 42.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 00:42 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100T successor rumored to feature new lens (334 comments in total)
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scott_mcleod: In-lens IS or IBIS. Either way. Maybe a bit better in the corners but 35mm EFOV is just right for this type of camera IMO, and stabilization would extend the available-light shooting ability tremendously. 28 is too wide, especially when you only have 16MP for cropping (if you need less wide, that is).

If they could make a less expensive Bayer version that'd be sweet (not holding my breath for that one!). Otherwise, don't mess with the formula, please!

IBIS seems like a waste for a 23mm lens. Fuji better increase the battery life if they introduce IBIS because many people have complained about the the X100 series battery life even though 3rd party batteries are fairly inexpensive.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 00:39 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100T successor rumored to feature new lens (334 comments in total)

I'd like to keep the rumors on the rumor sites, not DPR news / editorials / or whatever this is supposed to be.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2015 at 00:37 UTC as 115th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm XF 90mm F2 LM WR real-world samples (182 comments in total)
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ecka84: So, why would I choose this over FF 135L or my 150/2.8 APO Macro?

Of all the things to worry about in regards to making good photos, sharpness shouldn't be one of them. In this day an age, it's too easy to make images too sharp. If your images aren't sharp enough, it's not the lens that's holding you back, imo.

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2015 at 00:06 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 90mm F2 LM WR real-world samples (182 comments in total)
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attomole: A useful lens. Probably more than at first sight, a Macro which offers a FOV equivilant to long end of most 70-210 2.8 lenses (given the focus breathing most suffer from) and at £700 expensive but not rip off territory, given its often the lenses which make compelling system choices, I nthink Fuji have sweet spotted with this offering.

I question anyone that tries to poop on this lens because of it's close focusing abilities. It's NOT a macro lens.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 23:58 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 90mm F2 LM WR real-world samples (182 comments in total)
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Rouseabout: If I had X mount I'd buy this
If I had ef mount I'd buy Canon
If had f mount I'd buy Nikon
If I had mft mount I'd buy that
But I don't!
I'll 'mount' them all and overwhelm them with the sheer perfection of my 'sensors' size.

;)

Doesn't matter how big your sensor is. It's how you use it that matters. C'mon, everyone knows that. hehe

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2015 at 23:53 UTC
On article Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? (1076 comments in total)
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rjx: Has the already good electronic viewfinder in the previous Alpha 7 versions improved any in this 7R II?

Thanks!

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2015 at 18:34 UTC
On article Alpha dog: Hands-on with Sony a7R II (1118 comments in total)

Has the already good electronic viewfinder in the previous Alpha 7 versions improved any in this 7R II?

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 22:09 UTC as 50th comment | 14 replies
On article Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? (1076 comments in total)

Has the already good electronic viewfinder in the previous Alpha 7 versions improved any in this 7R II?

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 22:07 UTC as 78th comment | 2 replies
On article Canon EOS Rebel T6i Review (311 comments in total)
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KonstantinosK: Boooooorrrrrrriiiiing....

All cameras are boring. It's up to the user to make images that aren't boring. And that can be done on any camera whether fancy or not.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 21:15 UTC

Maybe this will be the kick in the butt Fuji needs to produce an X100 with a full frame sensor, sharper lens and hybrid viewfinder. At about half the price of the Q.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 18:38 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
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