Duvlin

Joined on Oct 31, 2009

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On article Buying Guide: The best cameras for students (65 comments in total)
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Michiel953: Students of photography? Start with a fully manual, exposure meter equipped cheap analog slr with a nifty fifty and some rolls of B&W film.

Never start with digital to learn the basics of photography.

I agree.

Link | Posted on Nov 22, 2017 at 20:33 UTC

I have to agree the latest phone/cameras are surprisingly good . Could I suggest a common name for such cameras as "Slab Camera" The name instantly describes the design of camera.

Link | Posted on Aug 16, 2017 at 17:43 UTC as 31st comment
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KennyXL: I used to sell quite a bit on eBay, but got very tired of it once the fees (eBay and PayPal) rose to about 13% of the total sale. It just got to be too much and the one time I was verifiably scammed on a sale, PayPal and eBay did nothing for me. That was a long time ago and my activity on eBay, as I stated, hasn't been the same since. I know lots of people give craigslist grief and there have been numerous, well-documented cases of robbery, assault, and outright murder associated with transactions, but I've been very fortunate so far. I abide by a singular rule that I DO NOT deviate from: cash (or trade), in person, at a Starbucks. There is a Starbucks everywhere and they have cameras and other people around. I park as close to the Starbucks as I can (especially at night) to minimize my exposure to possible thieves. I've never been burned this way and I've done multi-thousand dollar transactions (bought an a7rII for $2,000 about a month ago). Be smart, be safe.

I have to agree the cost of selling [if it sells] on eBay is now very expensive .

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2017 at 07:21 UTC
On article Pocketable APS-C: Fujifilm X70 real-world samples (213 comments in total)
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Iamnotarobot: I don't think the pictures are good. Maybe the camera or maybe it is the photographer ... or just a bad uncreative day.... & no viewfinder...

Just snaps for the average guy .

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 11:18 UTC
On article Pocketable APS-C: Fujifilm X70 real-world samples (213 comments in total)
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kewlguy: I'm sure the X70 is a good camera but these samples are just ugly. Many not well exposed, not carefully taken photos. Pity, maybe because it's not a sony, no oh Wow kinda thing ;)

See my comment above .

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 11:16 UTC
On article Pocketable APS-C: Fujifilm X70 real-world samples (213 comments in total)
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(unknown member): There is nothing wrong with the picture quality, so it seems.
The question is why would anybody buy this camera when the pocketable Sony is so clearly superior in all possible aspects?

Loyalty to brand

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 11:12 UTC
On article Pocketable APS-C: Fujifilm X70 real-world samples (213 comments in total)
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Godiwa: Must be a newbie taking those pictures... "dude sitting on mountain" 1/1000 and ISO 800? wtf? slap ISO down to 200 and shuttertime would still be plenty fast.

"Chick with dog in snow" 1/1000 ISO 400, again LOWER THE ISO!!!

"Tractor and nature" 1/1600 ISO 800... What kinda idiot uses so high shutterspeeds for non moving objects? it just raises the ISO for no reason. I could understand if it was night shots OR a fast moving subject.

"house and nature" 1/2000 ISO 800... so it just continues throughout the gallery.

there was atleast one picture with 1/25 and 1/100 shutter times which is fine... but man not impressed... the "subject" in the pictures doesnt need to be interesting but atleast learn something about shuttertimes and ISO before doing a gallery like this :-/

Some people don't understand these sample tests are not for professionals , mainly for the average user . But if an example challenges a mind to do better ..... It has done its job buy it and do better !

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 10:57 UTC
On article Pocketable APS-C: Fujifilm X70 real-world samples (213 comments in total)
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Frank C.: I don't understand the attraction of fixed wide angle lens cameras when you can just whip out your phone instead, other than better low light performance what do these cameras bring at the table anyway? It's just another piece of tech to carry around, I just don't see the point of it.

You are so right . The phone camera is reaching its peak of perfection and can only give challenge to some users to get more creative in buying traditional cameras . As a user you have nothing to be concerned about but spare a thought for camera makers and workers .

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 10:50 UTC
On article Pocketable APS-C: Fujifilm X70 real-world samples (213 comments in total)
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Bronze Age Man: ISO 3,200 is very grainy. Images are OK but would expect a bit more sharpness at 16 MP. The price seems high for the image quality.

High price ? Always nice if you can get it , better again when you have to discount !

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 10:41 UTC
On article Pocketable APS-C: Fujifilm X70 real-world samples (213 comments in total)
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Bronze Age Man: ISO 3,200 is very grainy. Images are OK but would expect a bit more sharpness at 16 MP. The price seems high for the image quality.

High price ? Always nice if you can get it , better again when you have to discount !

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 10:21 UTC
On article Pocketable APS-C: Fujifilm X70 real-world samples (213 comments in total)
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(unknown member): "pocketable" someone has much bigger pockets than mine apparently.

not really too impressed with the output. hard to say though, but nothing that makes me go hmmm that's amazing.

My moto...if in doubt pass without !

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 10:18 UTC
On article Pocketable APS-C: Fujifilm X70 real-world samples (213 comments in total)
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Raist3d: I honestly cant see what Fuji bings to the table over the GR here. Handling and the jpeg engine. Handling would be a great advantage if it wasnt for the fact the Ricoh GR handles very well too.

In the meantime the Ricoh has a faster leaf shutter an built in auto ND filter so you can atill shoot wide open without rilling shutter of the fuji.

I guessthe Fuji has its charm but i feel they hould also have covered all bases as far as a Ricoh competitor goes.

Always remember loylty to a brand is the main reason new designs are introduced . As it is far easier to sell to this type of photographer.

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 10:16 UTC
On article Pocketable APS-C: Fujifilm X70 real-world samples (213 comments in total)
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Mike FL: FUJI cameras do not hold price well if Fuji wants to move the invensory, such as X-Pro1 is $500 while it was more than 3x500 = USD 1500.

http://www.amazon.com/Fujifilm-Digital-Camera-X-Trans-Sensor/dp/B006UV6YMQ/ref=sr_1_2?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1455039706&sr=1-2&keywords=fuji+pro1

FUJI makes some of its cameras look liking Leica, but Fuji is not Leica as Leica can hold the prce very well.

People with long memories will know Fujifilm made great film and superb cameras , Leica made quality cameras ( in Europe) with fantasity prices .

Link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 10:12 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100T Review (696 comments in total)

My main photography comprises shop fronts with a figure in close foreground. I would wish for a flip out monitor.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2015 at 19:57 UTC as 22nd comment
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