goodbokeh

goodbokeh

Lives in United States Tumwater, WA, United States
Works as a Retired City Administrator
Joined on Jul 17, 2007
About me:

Photo enthusiast for 50 years plus

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The Silver Nemesis: Uh. Just got the 12 Pro. This is silly. 🤬

Silver Nemesis, just trade in your 12 Pro, it won't cost that much. The camera improvements are worth it. I'm updating from the 12 ProMax to 13 ProMax. The 13 Pro even gets better model updates bringing up to 13 ProMax standards.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2021 at 16:25 UTC
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Sutlore: So, this is a classical release in term of design and...optics?

I've got CV 50/1.5 ASPH I and 50/2 APO(They both are supreme! should I try this one?)

Absolutely you should try this! I have the 50 APO Lanthar also, this lens is a totally different animal.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2021 at 07:08 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 100S review (936 comments in total)
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Ed Jefferies: It may be just me but I like the Fujifilm simulations. It is what sets FujiFilm apart from the others. I think you can pick them after the fact if you shoot RAW too. Is that correct?

FuhTeng, the Jpegs are great on the 100V. The idea is to have fun and enjoyment and Fuji Jpegs deliver. For optimal Jpegs (not Raw) I like using the Color Chrome Red on Strong & Blue on Weak, the Dynamic Range Priority on Auto and Clarity +3. The Fuji Jpegs can often give Raw a real run for the money and they are much less work when you get home :-)

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2021 at 00:23 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 100S review (936 comments in total)
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ProfHankD: This is clearly a best in class camera, but again, I take exception to all the praise for the JPEGs that look like film I never liked. I also would never call the differences between the Fuji film emulations "subtle." I really wish Fuji would just have a nice, flatly accurate, JPEG rendering that doesn't reduce DR to film-like levels. HDR-style tone mapping modes like Sony's DRO also can really make JPEGs a lot more usable. In sum, on most cameras, I'm a raw+JPEG shooter who can use the JPEGs most of the time, but with Fujis I feel forced to use raw....

BTW, I would get a camera like this to use primarily with adapted manual 135 film SLR lenses -- which in some cases will cover the whole sensor, but at least will cover various aspect ratio crops within the sensor dimensions. Fuji is good about supporting this as a true multi-aspect-ratio FF sensor, with cropping shown in the viewfinder. Sadly, cropping is for JPEGs. :-(

ProfHankD I own and use a Sony A7R3, and have since they were introduced. Their JPEG colors and Dynamic Range adjustments are simply awful. That is what pushed me in to doing RAW. The saving grace for the camera now is the Adobe Camera Raw simulations and the dynamic range that the JPEGs throw away.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2021 at 00:04 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 100S review (936 comments in total)
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Ed Jefferies: It may be just me but I like the Fujifilm simulations. It is what sets FujiFilm apart from the others. I think you can pick them after the fact if you shoot RAW too. Is that correct?

Yes Ed, I work with Adobe Camera Raw/Photoshop. All of the Fujifilm simulations are there in RAW with the cooperation of Fujifilm with Adobe. The Adobe simulations are also available but I rarely select them for my 100S. In contrast I almost always pick the Adobe RAW simulations when using my Sony A7R3...Need I say more.

Link | Posted on Apr 28, 2021 at 23:30 UTC
On article Hands-on with the new 100MP Fujifilm GFX 100S (197 comments in total)
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Pix13: What a dilemma. I saved for an expensive camera and now I find this. It's very tempting.

Pix13 your forward planning has payed off. You deserve the 100S buddy, so do I and I have pre-ordered. Now the very difficult decision is the first lens to purchase. I think I will keep my powder dry for now and see if Fuji has a GF lens sale in mid-March. That is the earliest 100S delivery date anyway.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2021 at 18:37 UTC
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Darren James: So one should be safe to just go for the 12 Pro then I’m thinking?

The improved strength of the Max's telephoto lens, close to 65mm in full frame terms, is a big factor for good photo composition. If things like that don't really concern you then by all means go 12 Pro.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2020 at 18:05 UTC
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Darren James: So one should be safe to just go for the 12 Pro then I’m thinking?

Darren, these phone reviewers are not knowledgeable photographers. As a group last year they struck out on the substantial photo image improvements the iPhone 11Pro models offered compared to their predecessors.
The iPhone 12 Pro Max has big improvements to the telephoto and ultra wide angle lenses that these guys are clueless about.
Get the Max buddy.

Link | Posted on Nov 9, 2020 at 17:53 UTC
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geepondy: I thought there was supposed to be four phones. Two more coming?

DPReview choose to write about just the two Pro models.

Link | Posted on Oct 14, 2020 at 00:52 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 50mm F1.0 pre-production sample gallery (237 comments in total)
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whitelens: Picture #43:
The grill of the Ford pick up has massive purple outlines.
The windshield wiper and the mirror bracket have massive green outlines.
I would not be happy with this lens!

The 50/1.0 is designed to be used with in-camera or software correction for purple/green fringing (chromatic aberrations). The photo you were looking at had the Adobe software purposefully turned off. Normally no one would do that.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2020 at 17:51 UTC

Updated my 100-400 and it works fine.

Link | Posted on Apr 23, 2020 at 19:53 UTC as 10th comment

Fujifilm has said the X-Pro3 has the company's best low light AF down to EV-6 with the f 1.4 lenses. Too bad that aspect of AF performance wasn't tested. I like that style using the OVF for after dinner strolls.

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2019 at 18:55 UTC as 120th comment
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d2f: Since I am nearsighted and wear glasses, I have a few X-Pro3 questions for the staff and or editor at DPR. What is the eye relief distance? What is the range of the diopter adjustment? Can the X-Pro3 accept diopter correction? If so what is the range or step sized of the corrective elements offered? Thank you. in advance.

Can you say more.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2019 at 02:00 UTC
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Thoughts R Us: Myths that we see over and over again when evaluating a camera, mostly from commenters:

1) Every camera has to do it all and be evaluated based on its overall well roundedness. In reality most users zero in on a more narrow band of use cases and only care about that. A camera that serves one market niche very strongly may end up doing better than one that attempts to do everything but in lesser ways.

2) Related to the first point, another myth is that people only buy and use only one camera. In today's market, the people who want one camera to do it all are generally sticking with their smartphones. The people who value a dedicated camera are those that love using one, and often are buying more than one camera for different purposes.

3) People only buy based on rational analysis of features on a spec sheet. Of course we know that's not how most people buy; they buy with a strong emotional component mixed in.

This camera will have its market.

Richard Butler please correct this report's inaccurate statement about the 23mm frame lines not showing at infinity.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2019 at 18:31 UTC
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d2f: Since I am nearsighted and wear glasses, I have a few X-Pro3 questions for the staff and or editor at DPR. What is the eye relief distance? What is the range of the diopter adjustment? Can the X-Pro3 accept diopter correction? If so what is the range or step sized of the corrective elements offered? Thank you. in advance.

The X-Pro3 has higher eye relief by 1mm and a wider eyepiece diameter than the X-Pro2. I have read it is better for eyeglass wearers. The diopter adjustment is built in (adjustment wheel is on the eye piece left side) and is also improved. I don't know more details than that.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2019 at 18:11 UTC

Wow! This is the largest photo quality jump I've seen in an iPhone ever and there has been some big jumps in the past. The UWA, night vision, and upcoming 24 MP capability make it a must buy for me.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2019 at 18:42 UTC as 121st comment | 4 replies
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HRC2016: Have you ever seen an ad for a television in the Sunday paper? They use simulated pictures. In fact, camera ads do, too.

How about a car commercial, with a person driving on a road that's been closed to other traffic? That's a simulation.

How about those beer ads where the right beer attracts attention from the opposite sex? Not too realistic.

While this is funny it's not new to the world of marketing.

Lack of marketing integrity is not an excuse for misleading claims on the product image quality.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2019 at 17:21 UTC
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camedia1: I have no appetite for these cliché, chicken-soup-for-the-soul promotional messages, but if you want to be critical, at least find someone who can read Chinese to tell you what they mean. Nothing in the pictures says they were taken with a P30.

That is placing the burden on the consumer, not on the misleading ad.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2019 at 17:17 UTC
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TMRoper: I don't understand why they added IS. Lens is 2.8, and it has better high ISO performance, so why add IS, at the expense of battery life? It's mostly for street, where you and/or your subjects are often moving, and IS won't help anyway.

IS helps in low light if the scene is static.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2019 at 02:27 UTC
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(unknown member): I love the idea of the GR III, even though it's not quite the right camera for me. Ricoh should make more cameras like this—small compacts with good handling and great image quality. They don't all need to be literally pocketable, as far as I'm concerned.

I would also be very interested in this camera if they made an adapter that took it out to a 12mm or 18mm equivalent FOV. The 21mm is *almost* tempting, but it's just not quite wide enough to grab my interest. However if they made a whole series of adapters that were designed specifically to work with the GRIII's lens, that would be super interesting to me.

I would also love it if there were a case or jacket for this camera that could provide a little protection from the elements. Something like the CSCH-126 Silicone Jacket that Olympus offers for the TG-5 would be nice.

If Ricoh offered the right accessories, this would be a sweet option for a compact landscape photography kit.

Ricoh does offer a GC-9 soft leather case for the GR III.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2019 at 02:26 UTC
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