Dougbm_2

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Still happy with my 5D Mk1. Fantastic image quality and sensible file sizes. Could do with a decent LCD and maybe a stop more ISO. That's it! Video? Pah! Get a camcorder. Lighter, cheaper and better. Still if I did find one of these in my xmas stocking....

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2012 at 04:15 UTC as 64th comment

Also I do find the way the controller wheel rotates to the left to increase ISO value (and other values in some menus - and to fine tune aperture) counterintuitive. Still not used to it. Mind you mainly leave it on Auto ISo (max 3200/1/30sec). Start up with quickstart on is now nearly instant. This plus the snappier auto focus means less missed shots.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2012 at 02:58 UTC as 20th comment
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HeyItsJoel: Great! NOW START WORKING ON THE Fuji X10 ORB ISSUE!!! Please? :)

HeyItsJoe...Fuji announced they are developing a modified sensor for the X-10 and X-S1 planned for release in late May. I imagine they will retro-fit this to existing units if requested by the customer.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2012 at 02:38 UTC

Definitely snappier AF. Assignable RAW button. Yay!
Pushing the (under-utilised) top controller toggle in zooms to the focus point when in AF-S. Clever. Works similarly in MF too. Now if the aperture can be fully controlled by the toggle (I find the aperture ring lugs awkward). Would have been nice to see Auto ISO in the Fn button menu but at least it is much easier to access now. Agree that you should be able to override auto ISO by selecting a higher ISO if you want. Why not a dedicated ISO ring a la Canon G12 (for X-101)?
How about an assignable toggle controller (same as RAW an Fn button)?
Very good upgrade Fuji - even if I did have to wait a year!
Next job make the menus so that it is not 3 steps to get to the set-up menu. Maybe assign AE button to the Shooting Menu and AF to Setup.

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2012 at 02:33 UTC as 21st comment
On article Just Posted: Sigma SD1 preview Raw and JPEG samples (88 comments in total)
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HetFotoAtelier: It's a m a z i n g :-)

Completely agree with fotopizza re SD14 and it's dynamic range. In bright light or studio the SD14 made my 5D look weak. Trouble is it had a limited ISO range (actually best to stick with 100 ISO only) and slow processing speed, poor battery life etc. Must say was much more wowed by SD14 images than anything I have seen from the SD1 yet. Maybe for Foveon bigger pixels are better pixels.

Link | Posted on Sep 10, 2011 at 03:37 UTC
On article Fujifilm updates X100 firmware to v1.10 (108 comments in total)

OOps. Need a delete posts feature on this site!

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2011 at 02:31 UTC as 48th comment
On article Fujifilm updates X100 firmware to v1.10 (108 comments in total)

Good stuff but does not fix my main gripe. When the ISO is assigned to the function button it would be ideal to also have a selection to turn Auto ISO on or off and to change it's settings – all from the function button menu. Also when holding down the function button to change the ISO there is not enough time to spin the wheel. Needs to hold the activation longer. Also the wheel direction is counter intuitive. Rotating to the right should increase not decrease ISO.

Auto ISO does seem a bit odd sometimes, occasionally making strange choices such as ISO 800 and 1000s (aperture priority) rather than the preferred lower ISO (200) and lower shutter speed (250s) even when set at min 1/60s in auto ISO menu.
Also the menu selections should be able to be repositioned to your preference (eg I would move Auto ISO to the top of the menu).
Ideally Fuji could put in a 'My Menu' so we can assign frequent functions.

And yes 2 function buttons instead of one plus RAW would be great.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2011 at 02:27 UTC as 23rd comment | 2 replies
On article Fujifilm updates X100 firmware to v1.10 (108 comments in total)

Good stuff but does not fix my main gripe. When the ISO is assigned to the function button it would be ideal to also have a selection to turn Auto ISO on or off and to change it's settings – all from the function button menu. Also when holding down the function button to change the ISO there is not enough time to spin the wheel. Needs to hold the activation longer. Also the wheel direction is counter intuitive. Rotating to the right should increase not decrease ISO.

Auto ISO does seem a bit odd sometimes, occasionally making strange choices such as ISO 800 and 1000s (aperture priority) rather than the preferred lower ISO (200) and lower shutter speed (250s) even when set at min 1/60s in auto ISO menu.
Also the menu selections should be able to be repositioned to your preference (eg I would move Auto ISO to the top of the menu).
Ideally Fuji could put in a 'My Menu' so we can assign frequent functions.

And yes 2 function buttons instead of one plus RAW would be great.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2011 at 02:27 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm updates X100 firmware to v1.10 (108 comments in total)

Good stuff but does not fix my main gripe. When the ISO is assigned to the function button it would be ideal to also have a selection to turn Auto ISO on or off and to change it's settings – all from the function button menu. Also when holding down the function button to change the ISO there is not enough time to spin the wheel. Needs to hold the activation longer. Also the wheel direction is counter intuitive. Rotating to the right should increase not decrease ISO.

Auto ISO does seem a bit odd sometimes, occasionally making strange choices such as ISO 800 and 1000s (aperture priority) rather than the preferred lower ISO (200) and lower shutter speed (250s) even when set at min 1/60s in auto ISO menu.
Also the menu selections should be able to be repositioned to your preference (eg I would move Auto ISO to the top of the menu).
Ideally Fuji could put in a 'My Menu' so we can assign frequent functions.

And yes 2 function buttons instead of one plus RAW would be great.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2011 at 02:27 UTC as 48th comment
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