Conrad567

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meh.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 10:58 UTC as 440th comment
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gonzalu: After I paid $799 for my RX-100 III , I am NOT paying $30 bucks for a feature that should be included. If it were say, $4.99? Maybe...

You say that if it were 4.99 "maybe"...seems to me that it is a feature that you really couldn't care less about if you wouldn't even spend 4.99. The incentive for developers to create and sell apps is so that they can make a profit. I don't shoot Sony, but if I did, I would spend the money for this app. In fact if they made a decent Tilt Shift lens, I would sell my Canon gear and go Sony just for this app. HINT, HINT!

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 19:45 UTC
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gonzalu: After I paid $799 for my RX-100 III , I am NOT paying $30 bucks for a feature that should be included. If it were say, $4.99? Maybe...

The cost of this app in comparison with a good set of filters that will create the same image is VERY small. My set of Cokin filters ran over 300 dollars, and I am not sure they work as well as this app will.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2017 at 01:54 UTC
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SharkManEXR: This lens also does NOT work with anything before the d3300, it may only work with the d3300 with a firmware update but it is not stated on the firmware page as it only lists the 18-55mm AF-P lens.

buyer beware! no idea why Nikon did this.

If you are shooting with something older than a D3300...then it is time to upgrade.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2017 at 15:48 UTC

I have to say, the move by SIGMA to up their game has revolutionized the camera lens industry. Tokina, Tamron, Canon, Nikon, Zeiss etc, have had to start looking over their shoulder, and all of them are producing better products in recent years. Although it just feels like SIGMA is always slightly ahead in the game.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 03:38 UTC as 19th comment
On article CP+ 2017: Updated Fujifilm GFX 50S sample gallery (83 comments in total)

Wow...now I just have to convince the wife.

Link | Posted on Feb 26, 2017 at 12:31 UTC as 25th comment
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photomedium: Ballsy move on Fuji spending all that money to develop whole MF system for such limited market. I am not seeing the numbers here to justify.

You don't see a "mass market" for these kinds of cameras? So what? Is Porsche for the mass market? Ferrari, Lamborghini, Bentley? Even Lexus and Acura will NEVER sell the numbers that Toyota or Honda do. Yet I drive a Lexus and so do a lot of other people; hence the reason that Toyota keeps making them.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2017 at 04:05 UTC
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photomedium: Ballsy move on Fuji spending all that money to develop whole MF system for such limited market. I am not seeing the numbers here to justify.

What numbers do you see that the rest of us aren't privy to? Do you have some secret access to market research, or are you just talking out of your rear because some people here will believe you?

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 22:10 UTC
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photomedium: Ballsy move on Fuji spending all that money to develop whole MF system for such limited market. I am not seeing the numbers here to justify.

AngularJS, you are aware that the Pentax weighs like 50% more, and is and SLR rather than mirrorless? VERY DIFFERENT CAMERAS. Oh, and the PENTAX COSTS MORE. FUJI will be just fine.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 22:05 UTC
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photomedium: Ballsy move on Fuji spending all that money to develop whole MF system for such limited market. I am not seeing the numbers here to justify.

Photomedium, what is false about my analogy. You people are aware that Pentax is selling a camera for slightly more that weighs in at 50% more and can only paired with Pentax lenses or some older manual lenses via an adapter? You are aware that Hasselblad is selling a camera for several thousand more, and that the Hassy lenses can be paired to the FUJI making it a cheaper and arguably a better choice with all of the shutter speed advantages? Hate on it all you want, but there is certainly a market for these mirrorless cameras, especially when NIKON and CANON both have offerings in the same price range that won't perform as well for certain kinds of photography. Just because you can't fathom the price doesn't mean there is no market for it. HECK... A LEICA M10 costs significantly more and so do their lenses! Fuji will be just fine.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 22:02 UTC
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photomedium: Ballsy move on Fuji spending all that money to develop whole MF system for such limited market. I am not seeing the numbers here to justify.

Seems that I remember people saying this kind of stuff about the mirrorless market at one time.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 15:01 UTC
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Marty4650: This was a pretty generous use of the word "mesmerizing."

Somewhat interesting, perhaps.

But there is nothing mesmerizing about flashing all 166 years of front pages in 55 seconds.

Nude photos can be mesmerizing, a racing video, the cosmos, a good music video...all mesmerizing. This on the other hand...not so much.

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 19:58 UTC
On article Women Photograph is a directory of female photographers (218 comments in total)
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Under The Sun: My cousin is quite a successful wedding and events coordinator with a lot of high profile clients. When she hires photography staff she looks only at three things: portfolio, professional/work record, and work ethic. Everything else is inconsequensial. Interestingly enough they have more female photographers then male ones.

I have been shooting weddings and events for 20 years. I honestly hate my own work, but some other people like it. I am a male, almost 50 years old, and if I am honest, when I see someone's work, that I absolutely love, 90% of the time it is a female photographer. They tend to find emotion, or that certain expression that my photos are missing. On the other hand, I think men tend to be more technical...in general I mean, and I like the drama that we tend to make with lighting and filters. I think that this is why so many event and even some fashion photogs seem to be women, while nature photogs seem to be dominated by the men as well as much of the fashion world. (Granted there are exceptions, I am only speaking in generalities.)

Link | Posted on Feb 22, 2017 at 16:07 UTC
On photo DSCF1026 in Conrad567's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

This jerk murdered the girl that he called his wife and then shot himself. Very sad situation.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2017 at 06:36 UTC as 1st comment
On article Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR sample gallery (284 comments in total)
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jorgepr: Nothing impressed. All images seem to be sub-exposed

Matter of taste. I like the Fuji exposures just fine. In post it is WAAAAYYYYY easier to correct an underexposed shot than an overexposed one. I am glad that FUJI errs on the side of under.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 15:55 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR sample gallery (284 comments in total)
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henrikbengtsson: And there they are again. The Fuji-colors. Seriously, just by looking at these samples makes me want to ditch all my fancy-pancy Canon gear and go all-in Fuji. If the XT-2 was a fullsize body I would seriously consider it.

I don't know... they just know how the colors and tones make you feel good. Probably not a high score from a technical perspective, but who cares about that anyway.

Color is art, at least for me.

I guess it just depends on what you like in bokeh. I get nice shots with my FUJI XT but never what I got with my Canon 5d iii before I sold it. I prefer the faster DOF fall off of a full frame camera. But I LOVE the weight of my mirrorless. I do have every intention of purchasing the GFX. I had a Hasselblad H3d-39. AWESOME PHOTOS but waaayyyy to heavy to carry around.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 15:52 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR sample gallery (284 comments in total)
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Robert Garcia NYC: Seem ok. Most cameras/lens combos do fine job nowadays.

Good grief, why do people feel it is so necessary to drag down every system that isn't the one that they use? The FUJI is fine, I use one because I like the design of the cameras. Other people like Sony, some like Pentax and on and on. WHO CARES??? Find one that suits you and use it. But to compare them is pointless. ALL MANUFACTURERS these days make great optics. But legacy lenses DEFINITELY have their own characteristics, and so do the modern cameras. AND YES if you put a FUJI lens in a lineup with several other brands of the exact same photo, unprocessed, I think that I could pick it out. Not necessarily because I like it best!

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 15:49 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR sample gallery (284 comments in total)
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Terapixel: Great images, but not for indoors with close distances and where often f2 is needed, unless you love softness and dreaminess all over the frame.

I'll have to use a flash then to close the aperture more for sharpness (not for babys ! ).

It is the CA that is most obvious to me with the short distances. Sharpness is fine, but the purple fringing wide open at close distances makes this lens almost unusable in some of those shots...unless the dreamy purple makes you happy.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 15:41 UTC
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Searching: Well, it's a nice lens but really its nothing that special either. My Olympus m4/3 lenses exceed the sharpness of this lens and colours are more accurate.

4/3rds... pft!

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 15:38 UTC
On article This camera is made of 32,000 drinking straws (177 comments in total)
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Erik Ohlson: Hope it's not being done with Government grant money, but it probably is.

I'm with you...government has no business funding something completely useless. These photos aren't even art for the sake of art. I pinhole camera does a better job. I saw one made from a coke can once. Took all of 1 minute to poke the hole in the center of the bottom.

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 17:41 UTC
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