acktown

acktown

Lives in Canada Kingston, ON, Canada, Canada
Works as a Photographer
Has a website at www.adamcimages.com
Joined on Jul 9, 2008

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On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2487 comments in total)
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ljclark: "The X-T1 was described at launch as a flagship model..."

I must have missed something because I don't recall Fujifilm making that statement at the X-T1 launch. The only mentions of "flagship" in relation to the X-T1 came from the peanut galleries and some of the less perceptive online media (who feel it is their mission to jump to conclusions).

Could DPReview staff clarify this for us?

Why, so you can feel better about the model you have is the flagship model? Fuji's lineup structure basically takes away the term "flagship" because at the time, the X-T1 or X-Pro1 could have been a flagship model if you really wanted it to be, you know, to feel better about your purchase.

I sold thousands of Fuji cameras and would have never designated any of their models as a flagship model. The specs from camera to camera leave it wide open and impossible to label.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 13:11 UTC
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LMCasey: I don't understand the rationale for this lens. A fast ultrawide zoom for APS-C. Like other posters have said, why not a prime, and why not even faster so that you can isolate the background. Unless you are very close to your subject, the fast aperture still won't give a satisfying background blur at f2. DOF is still surprisingly deep at large apertures with AOV this wide.

I agree that primes are going to technically be the better option to shoot night sky, for the reasons you mentioned, but Tokina does some superb work on zooms.

If the coma is under control, this is a great option for people that just don't need to jump up to FX. Another deciding factor besides quality is price. More options, the better!

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2016 at 17:29 UTC
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LMCasey: I don't understand the rationale for this lens. A fast ultrawide zoom for APS-C. Like other posters have said, why not a prime, and why not even faster so that you can isolate the background. Unless you are very close to your subject, the fast aperture still won't give a satisfying background blur at f2. DOF is still surprisingly deep at large apertures with AOV this wide.

Astrophotography. Everyone is jumping on the night shooting craze.

Link | Posted on Jan 2, 2016 at 17:12 UTC
On article A closer look at the Nikon Coolpix P900 megazoom (194 comments in total)
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mosc: Can somebody quick work out the arc angle visible at 2000mm as compared to what is expected camera shake at the maximum shutter speed of 1/4000 sec?

I know it would require a lot of light but maybe this thing could manage taking an actual image of THE SUN ON A CLEAR DAY hand held?

I can't tell if you are being sarcastic or not...this camera doesn't have an optical viewfinder. Point this at the sun all you want, it isn't going to hurt your eyes. It might not be good for the sensor, but it would take quite a bit direct sun exposure to have any major influence on the overall picture.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2015 at 22:25 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T1 Review (656 comments in total)
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Rodolfo R: I just realized that the camera is designed only for ambient light. I tried to expose in manual mode with flash and the screen and viewfinder are black. In manual mode the screen/viewfinder shows the correct exposition for ambient light, but it does not work if I want to expose only the flash light. If someone know how to solve this issue please let me know. Don´t tell me please that this is it, and there´s no solution for that.

There is a menu setting for exactly what you are experiencing.

Blue Menu #1 --> SCREEN SET-UP --> PREVIEW EXP. / WB IN MANUAL MODE.

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2014 at 16:33 UTC
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Horshack: Judging by the poor English phrasing of the Nikon USA press release, this commandment came directly from the Mother Ship and was not permitted to be edited/localized by Nikon USA.

Nikon Canada got the same one. I work for a major camera retailer in Canada and we received the same notice from our rep.

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2014 at 02:10 UTC

I would image the large size of an 82mm filter would also be part of the issue. It would naturally have a bit more give because of the larger surface area. Either way, great article to keep people informed.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2013 at 03:56 UTC as 18th comment
On article Nikon launches AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8 G (135 comments in total)

Great news from Nikon! They are setting a new standard for quality glass at great prices.

Link | Posted on Jan 7, 2012 at 03:51 UTC as 18th comment | 2 replies

I hear the video just fine. Thanks for the preview! Since I work in a retail camera store, I got an early sneak peak and absolutely love the V1 compared to my D700 and D90

Link | Posted on Oct 23, 2011 at 01:53 UTC as 92nd comment | 3 replies
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