AndyJH

Lives in Canada Canada
Joined on May 15, 2017

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DuxX: Yeah... show us the future with small APS-C sensor. You guys don't have future in professional photography with small sensor. For housewives to shoot recipes, cookies, kids and cats it's fine. And for travelers and bloggers it's fine too. But for professionals... seriously???

For video... I must admit X-T3 is great and capable camera. I am thinking of buying one just for that purpose. 4K with 60fps sounds tempting ;)

> For housewives....

Hoooo boy not even going to touch this one. Can't wait until you join the rest of us in 2019, buddy!

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2019 at 20:08 UTC
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AndyJH: I'm really shocked to see the vitriol against Profoto—yes their product is expensive, but they're a market leader and stick their neck out by investing the R&D to make these products in the first place. Godox simply reverse-engineers the finished product.

Remember that once the companies investing in R&D—like Profoto—are gone, the ripoff brands' products will either A) stagnate, or B) raise in price to subsidize their own development. Either way, we as the consumers of this market, lose.

I feel like this is a false dichotomy. There are a ton of affordable speedlights that aren't a blatant ripoff. It's not like the option is Godox V1 or nothing. The option is Godox V1 or literally hundreds of others.

Even among Godox's lineup—they did Li-Ion speedlights before most (if not all) others with the V850 and V860, plus their AD200 is pretty innovative.

I guess that's what makes it all the more disheartening for me to see them making ripoffs—they're capable of developing a great product in-house rather than stealing IP to do it.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2019 at 19:17 UTC

I'm really shocked to see the vitriol against Profoto—yes their product is expensive, but they're a market leader and stick their neck out by investing the R&D to make these products in the first place. Godox simply reverse-engineers the finished product.

Remember that once the companies investing in R&D—like Profoto—are gone, the ripoff brands' products will either A) stagnate, or B) raise in price to subsidize their own development. Either way, we as the consumers of this market, lose.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2019 at 19:00 UTC as 64th comment | 40 replies
On article Olympus OM-D E-M1X review (2391 comments in total)
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vttiste: If you look at the body price you can get a Nikon D850... Looking at pics sample, there is no hesitation which one is better....Not sure Olympus is going to be famous with this camera

Two completely different markets and aims—one is about speed first, the other about image quality and resolution first.

This is closer to a miniature D5 than a D850.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2019 at 21:02 UTC
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wasTF: Yes, Windows please

https://go.phaseone.com/Capture-One-Plugins-Interest.html

Link | Posted on Dec 14, 2018 at 17:28 UTC
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brilliant sunsets: Have seen no posts pointing out the lack of IBIS in the XT-3. I don't understand why the XH-1 has IBIS while the newer XT-3 doesn't. Are they intended for different types of shooting? Panasonic, Olympus, Sony, and now Nikon offer IBIS. I find lens or body image stabilization normally results in sharper images, regardless of manufacturer.
Only my Fuji zooms have IS, the primes I have don't, thus having IBIS could drive me to replace an XT-2.

Fuji was quite forthcoming about the fact that their particular IBIS implementation increases body size a lot.

I suspect that the decision was made to keep IBIS out of the X-T3 to keep size down, keep cost down (remember it's cheaper than the X-T2 was at launch), and to provide a bit of segmentation across the lineup.

As a fellow X-T2 owner, I'm waiting patiently for an X-H2 to see if it combines the best of these latest two models.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2018 at 23:40 UTC
On a photo in the Canon EOS R early sample images sample gallery (2 comments in total)

f/2.5? That's impressive. Detail looks great across the frame.

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 17:05 UTC as 1st comment

For a 75mm focal length, a bare minimum of a 79mm front element & entrance pupil are required to achieve f/0.95.

How are they building this with a 72mm filter thread? Seems like an 82mm or 86mm thread would be required...

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2018 at 16:26 UTC as 38th comment | 4 replies
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thx1138: Now matter what camera system you use, I think only the most hard-core troll/fanboy could not be impressed with Fuji's update efforts with their cameras and it doesn't matter if it's been out for years. In all my years with Canon only a few times have released large fw updates that have improved functionality, once on the 7D in 2010 and once on the 1DX in 2013 and 5D3 got a gimped subset of that.

Who else makes an effort, maybe Olympus, but not the big 3 that's for sure.

Unfortunately, market leaders like Canikon already have the sales—the prevailing incentive for them is to push their loyal buyers up the chain to flagship models or into multiple cameras differentiated by feature sets.

It speaks volumes that Nikon threw the kitchen sink at their D850 (and even the D500 previously), featurewise. They're evidently less worried about withholding features for a future model than they are about losing market share to Canon and Sony.

Smaller brands want to generate sales and loyalty and will work harder for it, even if it means potentially selling a midrange or older model instead of the shiny new flagship.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2018 at 14:23 UTC
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movingpictures: I think it’s great that the X-T2 gets FLog and 120. Shows that Fuji isn’t afraid of possibly cutting into XH1 sales.

But at the same time, I’d be pi$$ed if I’d already gotten an XH1 because of internal Flog and 120fps. I’d just laugh and cry if another firmware update 6mos from now adds eterna to the XT2. (Un)fortunately, you can’t firmware IBIS.

This is why I had zero issues buying an X-T2 in December, while X-H1 rumours were already swirling—Fuji doesn't seem to fear cannibalizing flagship sales, but they DO seem to fear annoying loyal customers by witholding features needlessly. The anti-Canon, basically.

IBIS is nice, but certainly not make-or-break—I opted to have a camera sooner, plus save some money and put it into glass.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2018 at 14:18 UTC
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mark finn: I'm surprised that the XPro-2 didn't receive the same updates as the XT-2, given that they are built on the same platform. It could be a technical limitation (such as heat dissipation), or it might just be product differentiation on Fujifilm's part.

X-T2 has a more substantial heatsink.

Product differentiation is possible, but then I'm not sure why they'd have taken on the engineering challenge of adding 4K video to the X-Pro2.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2018 at 14:13 UTC
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David Tembleque: WHY NOT F-LOG and 120 fps on the X-PRO 2??? This is frustrating for X-pro users!!!

Wow, it's already been upgraded to 4k30p. If you care so much about high video spec, buy a camera that's made for video.

Just to remind you, when the X-Pro 2 came out, noone even thought twice about Fuji for video. It's only since the X-T2 and X-H1 have come out with clean 4k and F-Log that anyone's given them a second look beyond stills.

Fuji has been quite upfront about the fact that the X-Pro 2 has lesser heat dissipation than the X-T2, so certain capabilities aren't going to be possible via FW update.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2018 at 14:06 UTC
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Desertbilly: Zoinks! I'm a RRS fan. I love the SLO area. And southern Utah is stunning. I'm not optimistic, however, that this is really going to be good news for RRS and it's customers in the long run. I pay $1,400 for a tripod, but they're moving to Utah to save a few bucks on rent? It sounds fishy to me.

How is it not good news for RRS and their customers?

At minimum, they produce the same quality of gear for the same price, but their employees have a better standard of living.

More realistically? They can turn lower operating costs into saved money that can be re-invested into expanding their product line, lowering prices, or all of the above.

Maybe they could have relocated within Cali to save their employees from an out-of-state move. Maybe not, who knows. Utah is home to a number of up-and-coming photo gear companies—look at Wandrd bags in Provo-Orem.

I still don't get what bearing their particular location has on the end users' experience. It's still top-of-the-line gear, made in the USA, and with a price tag to match.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2018 at 15:47 UTC
On a photo in the Panasonic GH5S sample images sample gallery (1 comment in total)

Not sure I love the lower res sensor for stills. The AA filter seems to be making pixel-level detail quite soft, yet there seems to be some stairstepping artifacts in the fine structure anyways.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2018 at 16:07 UTC as 1st comment
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barrym1966: so you ripped off godox then tripled the price, good work

Original idea or not, I'm happy to see another manufacturer taking on the Li-Ion powered speedlight concept.

I bought into a pair of Godox V850s and they worked for about 3 months (of very light use) before giving me major issues. First they stopped firing intermittently, then the batteries wouldn't charge, then the chargers stopped working with replacement batteries.

Support and quality control have huge value. If you're, in fact, shooting 32 weddings/season, you'll be exactly the kind of person who can't screw around with flaky gear. Just a thought.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 16:29 UTC
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