Grumpyrocker

Grumpyrocker

Lives in United Kingdom Dorset, United Kingdom
Works as a Secret Agent
Joined on Dec 31, 2012

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xeppelin: It is a shame that camera industry blatantly ignores and neglects stills shooters. It is a telltale sign of their true attitude towards their (prospective) customers and one of the main causes of their troubles and pending downfall. They simply do NOT cater to the entire (potential) market. They do NOT make what many people would want to buy.

They make lots of pure video cams - all fine and dandy. And they make lots and lots of hybrid cams - also fine, for those who want/need them. BUT no capable, compelling, compact and affordable pure stills cameras at all (nope, Leica, Pentax or Nikon Df do not count). No f*cking way.

It is an even bigger shame that photography related portals DEFEND darn camera makers and their whacko product politics all the time. digital PHOTOGRPAHY review should be on our side, the customers. Including STILLS PHOTOGRAPHERS, not only youtube vloggers.

That sound you hear is the point flying at Mach 6 over your head.

Link | Posted on Jun 4, 2020 at 14:36 UTC
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BNapa: I get it. This is a replacement for Lightroom. So what happens when you need Photoshop to finish the job?

Correct me if I am wrong, but who offers a working integrated Lightroom/Photoshop combo alternative?

For my part, I have bought Affinity Photo to replace Photoshop and the interface is so counterintuitive that I gave up.

Then I was sold the idea that Lightroom alternatives are better which I bought including Luminar 3 and 4, On 1 and now getting ready to get Capture One because Fuji files do not do well with LR/PS.

Meanwhile, I am still paying for my LR/PS subscription. I have spent over $200 on LR/PS alternatives so far and now I have to spend another almost $300 for Capture One full version. Why full version? because I have Fuji and Pentax gear.

So where are those illusive savings... and do I need another alternative?

@bnapa there are alternatives to photoshop. I haven't missed PS one bit since getting Affinity Photo.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2020 at 21:00 UTC
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BNapa: I get it. This is a replacement for Lightroom. So what happens when you need Photoshop to finish the job?

Correct me if I am wrong, but who offers a working integrated Lightroom/Photoshop combo alternative?

For my part, I have bought Affinity Photo to replace Photoshop and the interface is so counterintuitive that I gave up.

Then I was sold the idea that Lightroom alternatives are better which I bought including Luminar 3 and 4, On 1 and now getting ready to get Capture One because Fuji files do not do well with LR/PS.

Meanwhile, I am still paying for my LR/PS subscription. I have spent over $200 on LR/PS alternatives so far and now I have to spend another almost $300 for Capture One full version. Why full version? because I have Fuji and Pentax gear.

So where are those illusive savings... and do I need another alternative?

Then you use Affinity Photo to finish the job.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2020 at 09:12 UTC
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Individual11: So from the comments I understand that X5 only processes DNG for raw? No brand RAW support? So one must create ‘profiles’ for each camera? Seems unfortunate. How does the image quality compare to C1 and LR?

No, X5 works on my Fuji and Lumix RAW files perfectly fine. You don't have to create a profile or use DNG.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2020 at 09:12 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A7 review (268 comments in total)
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C plus plus: I was just reading how Sony owners are upset there will never be an A5100 replacement. This is a body style a lot of people enjoy.
This is the camera for them. It has the same 24MP sensor as the $1300 A6600, it has a vastly better read LCD, arguably better colors SOOC, and for those into video, better video specs and better looking video.
Personally because of all of the above, I'd get this over the A6100/A6400 too.

The following is the #1 reason this camera is so much better for entry level to mid range users over Sony and some other APSC camera makers:
"The film simulation modes inside the camera make it easy to capture cinematic-looking stills and video, while settings like skin softening and depth of field control make it easy to shoot and share without ever having to drop the files into an editing program."
Maybe we like to spend hours editing, but most want the best looking images SOOC.

If you think that post was hate mferencz then you're not great at reading comprehension.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2020 at 14:23 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-A7 review (268 comments in total)
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geopapa: No evf no party. When you can have EVF with the similarly priced fuji xt-200 or with a body as small as the a6100's (maybe even smaller if you choose mft)
This is for someone new to photography who doesn't yet know he/she needs evf. It's something that clearly differentiates a more serious camera from the compact/smartphone crowd. Just my 2 cents.

I knew a post like this would be at the top. Gatekeeping nonsense as usual. Telling other people what they want and need and typically DPR. If you can't take a good picture with an LCD then I suggest you can't take a good picture.

Of course the irony of know it all gatekeeping guff like this is that if you watch any professional landscape photographer on YT doing their thing, what are they using? The rear screen of course.

There are other Fuji cameras for those that want an EVF, for example the T200.

Link | Posted on Apr 1, 2020 at 14:21 UTC
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forpetessake: Meh. Maybe for young girls who want to have a small camera in their purse that will work. For other people a 24-120/6 equivalent doesn't sound even remotely exciting. It should have been at least f/2.8.

This is peak DPReview commentary, sad, bitter, ignorant, sexist, ageist, and nothing to do with the art of photography.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2019 at 08:50 UTC
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Grumpyrocker: I hope the lens on the TZ95 is better than the last model. All those brilliant features pointless because the lens was a smeary mess.

Those shots are pretty soft and they get smeary towards the edges. Got any at the widest end?

I should add I've actually owned the previous model. For a whole morning. The lens was so bad I sent it back.

Have also tried out several more in stores trying to find a good one. All trash.

Link | Posted on Feb 21, 2019 at 19:38 UTC
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Grumpyrocker: I hope the lens on the TZ95 is better than the last model. All those brilliant features pointless because the lens was a smeary mess.

It's definitely the lens. If they offered a model with a shorter zoom range it would do wonders for the IQ.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2019 at 17:37 UTC

I hope the lens on the TZ95 is better than the last model. All those brilliant features pointless because the lens was a smeary mess.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2019 at 16:02 UTC as 78th comment | 10 replies
On article DPReview TV: Sigma 70mm F2.8 Macro Art lens review (133 comments in total)
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Grumpyrocker: All future vids should be done full Canadian.

I think you're aboot right there,

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2019 at 19:32 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Sigma 70mm F2.8 Macro Art lens review (133 comments in total)

All future vids should be done full Canadian.

Link | Posted on Jan 5, 2019 at 15:14 UTC as 41st comment | 2 replies
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(unknown member): Oh dear! Dragging an expensive SLR across a counter covered in butter, pouring beer all over another, advocating breaking and entering. Being generally thoughtless, clumsy and having no concerns about setting a good example seems to be the general idea. Who is this video aimed at, complete morons?

Certainly not aimed at folks with no sense of humour.

Link | Posted on Nov 11, 2018 at 14:04 UTC
On article Sony announces Cyber-shot RX100 VI with 24-200mm zoom (741 comments in total)
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J A C S: Of course, the FL range is about 3 times shorter than 24-200mm.

Next, since when is image stabilization measured in EV?

Since always.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2018 at 14:36 UTC
On article Sony announces Cyber-shot RX100 VI with 24-200mm zoom (741 comments in total)

Impressive specs, but the price for a compact is mad.

I also wonder about the quality of the lens. The one on the Panasonic TZ100 is awful. I wonder how much of a compromise this Sony lens will be.

Link | Posted on Jun 5, 2018 at 14:35 UTC as 214th comment | 2 replies
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Grumpyrocker: This is a really interesting camera. Whereas Canon would release a cut down model lacking in features here Fuji is trialing lots of new features that one hopes will permeate up to the next range of higher end cameras. Fujifilm has added the kind of 4K Photo/Burst/Slowmo features that recent Panasonic cameras have become known for.

I'm very tempted to pick up an XT100 as my b-camera and family trip camera.

Hahaha provide Mr Angry with a list of things, but a list of things that don't include the list of things Mr Angry doesn't like. Really got better things to do with my day.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 11:19 UTC
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bloodycape: A bit shame that 4k is at 15fps, vs the 30fps of the X-T20. On the other hand I do like the fact it has a full articulating display vs tilting, while not being much larger than the X-T20. It's tempting.

Yes 4K30 would be great. But it looks like the camera has lots of the 4KPhoto/Burst/Slowmo features the Panasonic cameras have. So on that score it's pretty neat.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 08:03 UTC

This is a really interesting camera. Whereas Canon would release a cut down model lacking in features here Fuji is trialing lots of new features that one hopes will permeate up to the next range of higher end cameras. Fujifilm has added the kind of 4K Photo/Burst/Slowmo features that recent Panasonic cameras have become known for.

I'm very tempted to pick up an XT100 as my b-camera and family trip camera.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 08:01 UTC as 202nd comment | 3 replies
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Clint Dunn: Pointless article. Everyone who knows photography knows what is meant by 'lens compression'....same as 'equivalent focal length'.....don't further confuse things by changing the nomenclature.

I see people in the forums here all the time asking what lens to get for the right compression. Seems to be a rather misunderstood topic, so this video is welcome.

Link | Posted on May 23, 2018 at 22:29 UTC
On article Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS200/TZ200 Review (617 comments in total)
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Grumpyrocker: Horrible horrible lens. I'd love to own a Panasonic compact like this - so many great features. But they keep pairing these cameras with a dreadful lens. I'm not asking for miracles, just don't want a smeary mess anywhere but dead centre.

A new version with perhaps a slightly longer lens would be very welcome.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2018 at 22:59 UTC
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