Kevin Fitzsimons

Lives in United States Columbus, OH, United States
Works as a photographer
Joined on Sep 26, 2001

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Mr. Tetsuro lost his credibility when he said, speaking of Olympus, Sony and Fujifilm, "there is no professional using their products". Is he living in a hole? There are tons of professionals using their products, myself being one. That's a pretty arrogant statement from a representative of Nikon. It's just not true.

Link | Posted on Sep 25, 2017 at 01:47 UTC as 4th comment

That's crazy expensive. I only pay $100 / year for Canon Professional Services and get close to the same benefits. CPS is so fast on repairs and the loan program is very useful.

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2017 at 20:40 UTC as 2nd comment
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lightandaprayer: The New York Times has been paying its stringers peanuts for decades. It's been paying $200 for many years, even back in the day when its profit margin was the envy of corporate America. Now it raises the day rate to $400, as if that is a lot of money in 2017.

Incredible. . .

To "lightandaprayer" - responding to your comment about the licensing fees going to the paper, that's partially true, but I still get a check from the NYTimes every so often for one of my images that was reused or sold to another outlet. It's peanuts, but at least they acknowledge my work.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2017 at 12:20 UTC
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JakeB: I don't understand -- how can the failing New York Times afford to double photographers' pay?

Guess they must need extra-talented Photoshoppers to help fake all those stories?

NYTimes does not tolerate ANY manipulating of images. I was chastised (really warned) once by a photo editor for shooting an image with the horizon at a 45 degree angle even though I thought it enhanced the image - a little artsy. They are very serious about accuracy.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2017 at 12:09 UTC

I love the NYTImes, but I quit shooting freelance assignments for them 10 years ago when I, and probably many other photographers, decided that $200 / day was just not enough. Don't get me wrong, shooting for them was an honor and an interesting change of scenery from my everyday assignments and I appreciated every one of them. I've made life-long associations with clients because of those jobs. But, they should have raised the day rate a long time ago.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2017 at 12:02 UTC as 4th comment

Stupid.

Link | Posted on Nov 16, 2016 at 14:30 UTC as 43rd comment | 1 reply
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Autriche78: So why do I as an X-series shooter since the X-E1 suddenly feel like I've been royally screwed?

Am I the only one?

No. Not strange at all. Historically Fuji has had medium format cameras along side their 35mm siblings. It's a totally new format for Fuji in digital. I will certainly consider it if my work requires it. "...years after other manufacturers did so..." I'm not sure what you mean here. If you buy a car, you're subsidizing future car technology. Actually, it's the same for any product. Cameras included. Can't be upset with progress and new technology.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 03:41 UTC
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Howard: A giant leap forward for Canon, a small step for APS-C mirrorless users.

Seriously, I applaud Canon for coming up with an APS-C mirrorless camera with built-in EVF, etc., unlike its soapbox-like predecessors.

But the lack of native mount lens support in both the Canon EF-M line and the Sony APS-C E-mount line is their Achilles's Heels. Each needs a stellar fast standard zooms (16-50 f/2.8 or thereabout), and a couple more. Fuji has better lenses, but their sensor is not the best, and they seem to price themselves too high above the competition.

It is a shame, really: I think APS-C is the sweet spot for IQ and portability, too bad the few manufacturers that make them do not take them seriously enough.

Howard, the Fuji sensor is one of the best out there. Fuji users, me included, consistently say that out of camera jpg's are so beautiful, that raw capture is not needed unless you really want to work with the images. Their pricing is no more than any other manufacturer of top end equipment. In fact, the lenses are less expensive than Nikon or Canon by a lot for equivalent focal lengths and lens speed, and they are of equal or better sharpness. Fuji is going after the premium users - serious hobbyists and pros. Canon's M system is for vacation and casual shooters. If they were serious, they would offer a lens selection like Fuji or Sony.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 03:26 UTC
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Autriche78: So why do I as an X-series shooter since the X-E1 suddenly feel like I've been royally screwed?

Am I the only one?

Not sure what you're upset about, but yes, you are probably the only one. At least until you explain why you think you're royally screwed. It's a totally new camera. It's very exciting.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 03:04 UTC

I've been a Canon user for almost 30 years and my aging body can't take carrying the large bodies and lenses any longer. I'm now using a Think Tank roller camera case, but I'm also building my Fuji X system. When Fuji comes out with a pro flash system, I'm making the switch. I was hoping Canon would introduce a pro level mirrorless camera, but I don't think it's going to happen.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2016 at 12:13 UTC as 45th comment | 7 replies

Optical control is a pain to use. Radio control much better. I'll wait for Fuji to come out with theirs. I just hope they bring out a pro level flash SYSTEM with radio control.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2016 at 13:06 UTC as 5th comment

Thank Fuji for the update. Like most of the posters, I appreciate a company who lets us get the most from our cameras before we HAVE to buy a new model. It's cost effective for the consumer and builds brand loyalty.
Now we need a professional flash system with radio remote capability. Then I can dump my Canons.
The quality of the Fuji cameras, lenses and images is only matched by their wonderful size and weight. Years ago I used Leica M cameras. These are every bit as good and in so many ways better.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 13:17 UTC as 30th comment

Three triple A batteries in the Commander Air? Really? Why couldn't you make it two AA's and save having to have two different sized batteries? Terrible. Looks like a neat system though. Hopefully they'll add Fuji to the mix.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2015 at 18:30 UTC as 3rd comment

I'm a Canon professional user for 30 years and I've bought into the Fujifilm X system completely. Once Fuji (or someone) comes out with a professional flash system, I'm turning the tables on my Canons except for sports. At 62 years of age, I'm tired of carrying the full sized DSLR. I used to use Leica with my DSLR's and now I have the option of using the Fuji. The image quality is top notch - fine for print and web. They have a great system of lenses that rival Leica and the Fuji bodies are actually fun to use. Weather sealing could be better, but I can work around that.
Canon Professional Service is a huge advantage of theirs. Great service. I'll bet Fuji is not far off from offering pro support.

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2015 at 13:30 UTC as 309th comment | 1 reply

Pretty lame campaign. I tried to navigate the web site and nothing interesting or of use comes up. These hip, obscure ad campaigns don't work. Give me substance not seeing the impossible. I'm a pro Canon user and I'm no more educated today about Canon than I was yesterday.

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2014 at 20:17 UTC as 272nd comment

I wish it was for a FF or C sized rangefinder style mirrorless camera. I'm getting ready to purchase a Fujifilm X-E2 for travel. Tired of lugging around a dslr.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 12:17 UTC as 772nd comment

The addition of WiFi to the 7D MkII. Big mistake.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 12:11 UTC as 777th comment
On article Integrating the Apple MacBook Air into a pro workflow (346 comments in total)

Just so people don't think I'm substituting wifi for a laptop, I was just offering another way of sending images for social media use or for quick composition monitoring by the client. Maybe that's been covered in a previous post.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2014 at 15:01 UTC as 26th comment
On article Integrating the Apple MacBook Air into a pro workflow (346 comments in total)

I purchased a Canon 6D specifically for it's wifi capability. I shoot photos to accompany live blogs and tweets at events that my colleagues are posting. It easily pairs with my iPhone with Canon's EOS Remote software. I turn on the wifi in the camera, select the camera wifi on my phone's wifi settings, view the images I just shot with the 6D on my phone, select one and email it to my "client" for immediate use. It's a great system. No computer involved. They're straight from the camera so exposure, etc. has to be pretty good, but it's very quick.

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2014 at 14:31 UTC as 28th comment

"Pretty inconsequential"??? Are you joking? The upgrading of the Hubble telescope was probably worth the whole program. I'm shocked that a photo person would say such a thing. Go to hubblesite.org/gallery/ and see if you don't change your mind.
It is a very cool video. A lot of planning and time went into it.

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2012 at 19:14 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies
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