Cheezr

Cheezr

Lives in United States Palm Beach County, FL, United States
Joined on Dec 16, 2005

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Jason Haven: As an X-Pro2 owner, all I have to say is, "Thank you!"

Cool!

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 20:57 UTC
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Raist3d: I can only chuckle when people comment that Olympus has been doing Firmware upgrades adding features and taking care of the installed base like Fuji.

They haven't.

They recently started from what seems to
Me pressure by Fuji and they aren't still at this level. I hope Olympus considers stepping up some of their support on firmwares. I am sure te em1 mkII will be fine. Would be nice if they could improve the CDAF of the PenF.

@Raist3d in this my friend you are wrong. The EM1 received very significant additional features twice. And the EM5M2 also got new functionality. Sometimes you are right and sometimes not. The X100T for example never got the new AF of the XT1, much like no love for the Pen-F. I use both systems and IMO OLY is on par with Fuji with regards to Kaizen. That is not a knock to Fuji, just wish they had added the option to move ISO to the front control dial as they did in the X100F but there is always hope later..

The real scum are IMO are like Canon which could have vastly improved the EOS M3 with a modest FW update but instead vomited out the M6, how nice for their users (I own an M3).

I congratulate both Oly and Fuji for supporting their existing customers and not exclusively shilling for new buyers.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 18:37 UTC
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azinheira: I'm glad i went to Fuji line. Very happy so far.

Just need a better macro lens for now. The 60mm i tried and didn't like it.

I still Have sony and Canon lens and soon will go for sell.

Getting next XT-20 and 100-400MM lens

Thank you Fuji

Try the Zeiss 50mm if you didn't like the 60mm.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 18:32 UTC
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Jason Haven: As an X-Pro2 owner, all I have to say is, "Thank you!"

Why? the most requested feature (ISO from front dial) which is in X100F, etc is not going to be provided. That pains me although in fairness the changes to the auto-iso will help.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 18:28 UTC
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matthew saville: Did they finally make the actual disks readable by a docking station, for last-resort recovery? Or is the file system still their own recipe that is totally un-readable by any device EXCEPT the Drobo enclosure?

That was a deal-breaker for me when it first came out, and it still is.

I'm also not a fan of 5-disk devices that only protect against ONE disk failure. If you ask me, those are worse odds.

The only thing a single backup device protects against is disk failure. And that's only one of the many major things that can cause data loss; the others are even bigger culprits: theft, natural disaster, and accidental deletion are NOT protected.

That's why I stick with a simple RAID 1. When it gets full, I buy another. They make 4TB disks these days, heck they even make 3-4TB 2.5" portable external drives now. If you're looking for an 8-16+TB single-device storage solution, that's no BACKUP, that's a single copy of data that has a *slight* protection against disk failure. Nothing else.

@AndroC do they still require Java installed to run their management console?

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 18:19 UTC
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Fujica: I'll NEVER buy a DROBO again after i have lost my data twice by a sudden death problem. Their file system s^cks and does give you no guarantee at all.

Be aware that if this device goes 'dead' on you, that you are stuck with nothing left!

Backups are a necessity - but with this system even more so!

That was my experience as well.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 18:18 UTC
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Patrick J.: A few comments:
- to achieve the announced transfer rate of 197 MB/s, you will have to connect this unit, via the 2 provided ethernet cables, to a *manageable* switch that you will need to configure to implement link aggregation.
- the possibility of using disks from different sizes is interesting, but there is no miracle here. If you check their capacity calculator (http://www.drobo.com/storage-products/capacity-calculator/), and configure your unit with 5 x 2 TB disks, you get 7.26 TB available for data. Replace one of the disks with an 8 TB disk, and now you get... 7.26 TB!

The show stopper for me was finding out that Apple in their wisdom (some time ago) dropped spotlight support for NAS.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 18:16 UTC
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refusenik: I bought a Drobo a few years ago and couldn't get it working with the disks I had, so I contacted their European support, who were very prompt and helpful, and they asked me to run a utility (or something like that) that would scan my PC (under elevated privileges in Windows) to provide support and diagnostic information in an encrypted file that I could then send to them to analyse. I pointed out that I would have to first review said diagnostic file before sending it to Drobo, was told by support - no can do, take it or leave it.

I left it - unplugged the Drobo, removed the disks and returned the boxed unit for a full refund. Bought a QNAP instead, much better value for money and loads of functionality which isn't provided by any Drobo unit.

Got rid of mine after support suggested a reformat due to data corruption and also I discovered that they encrypt the error log (why?).
Having said that this was 3 or 4 years ago and they could have changed.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 18:15 UTC
On article Ultimate OM-D: Olympus E-M1 Mark II Review (1360 comments in total)
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Absolutic: Question I can't see answer to: Does Olympus EM1 Mark II video relies on PDAF or does it reverts back to CDAF (sort of like Fuji) during video recording?

the M2 never reverts to cdaf only it always uses both. check the video review of mirrorlessons dot com

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 06:42 UTC

Now I know why JPEGmini Pro has been on sale lately.

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 20:20 UTC as 46th comment
On article Fujifilm X100F Review (660 comments in total)
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John McMillin: DPR reviews certainly have changed over the years. There's nary a single graph to indicate the scientific rigor of your analysis. Just subjective user impressions. That's worth something too...

Price went up too!

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 07:21 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 review: making connectivity a snap? (342 comments in total)
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Cheezr: Crikey Richard stop whining about left eyeing! I bit the bullet and switched from left (see profile pic) to right eye and after a few excruciating days the brain adjusts and I have been comfortably right eye shooting ever since. The brain is very adaptable (if you set your mind to it) and I am pretty sure I was left eyeing cameras before you were born.. sadly.
Just do it!

Thanks, I was really just trying to pull Richard's chain a little, in a humorous (or is that humourous) way. The English can be so imperturbable.
I am personally iffy about the whole touchpad concept. Canon seem to be the only one to come close to really useable, I haven't tried the Nikon but the Oly implementation needs more work..

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2017 at 19:47 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 review: making connectivity a snap? (342 comments in total)
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Cheezr: Crikey Richard stop whining about left eyeing! I bit the bullet and switched from left (see profile pic) to right eye and after a few excruciating days the brain adjusts and I have been comfortably right eye shooting ever since. The brain is very adaptable (if you set your mind to it) and I am pretty sure I was left eyeing cameras before you were born.. sadly.
Just do it!

I am just saying that most people can switch with not that much trouble. If (God forbid) Richard lost his left eye, I am pretty sure he would not give up photography. There are no victims.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2017 at 05:54 UTC
On article Nikon D5600 review: making connectivity a snap? (342 comments in total)

Crikey Richard stop whining about left eyeing! I bit the bullet and switched from left (see profile pic) to right eye and after a few excruciating days the brain adjusts and I have been comfortably right eye shooting ever since. The brain is very adaptable (if you set your mind to it) and I am pretty sure I was left eyeing cameras before you were born.. sadly.
Just do it!

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 21:22 UTC as 33rd comment | 16 replies
On article Nikon D5600 review: making connectivity a snap? (342 comments in total)
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Tactical Falcon: As much as I am a fan of the D5xxx family. Though the camera is too small for my hands. I think it should be dropped, bring out the D7400 in keeping with profitability model they need to be doing. Beef up the D3400 to the level of the D5600 now. Or drop the D3400. Hmmm.

The middle model D5nnn is the one that they want you to buy in order to maximise their profits. That is why they give you three choices. (much like the 3 envelopes that I would like to give Nikon's current executives ;-)

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2017 at 21:16 UTC
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sh10453: I wish that they introduced, or at least said something about the 6D-II at CP+.
The fact that they did not even showcased it means it is still far away down the road
I know Canon is a very cautious, and quite conservative company, to a fault, but the 6D-II is long overdue.
I hope all this delay and waiting will be worth it.

As for mirrorless, with Canon shying away from leading, Samsung (aside from Sony) had the chance, the opportunity, and the capability to take the lead in mirrorless and 4K, but, sadly, they did what they did to their camera business, and to their photography customers.
Shame on you, Samsung.

Take back the lead, Canon, and stop the watch and see game.
Watch and see is for small companies that cannot afford to take financial risks, not for a huge, and very fat gorilla.

And I would like to say that wifi on my EOS M3 is much easier to set up than is either my fuji or olympus cameras, neither of which offer NFC and both of which (Fuji worse than Oly) are truely a PITA compared to the Canon.
Interesting that Canon (& Nikon) are first to BT LE which in theory should make this sort of issue disappear.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2017 at 21:02 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Ricoh teases upcoming D FA* 50mm F1.4 (95 comments in total)
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Cheezr: I would like a modern 16-70mm APS-C WR lens from Pentax..

don't forget with the WR and a reliable focus motor..

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 22:30 UTC
On article CP+ 2017: Ricoh teases upcoming D FA* 50mm F1.4 (95 comments in total)

I would like a modern 16-70mm APS-C WR lens from Pentax..

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2017 at 06:16 UTC as 17th comment | 3 replies
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ttran88: Nikon killed the DLs to protect Nikon 1 sales. Like how they won't release a a big sensor mirrorless to protect their dslr sales. Or how they won't release more APSC lenses like the great DX 35mm f1.8 to protect their FX sales. They probably won't make their video on dslrs better either to protect their Key Mission sales. Good job Nikon!!!

If only they were so smart! I suspect it is simply utter management incompetence that led to this. Even the companies with the best technology can be brought down by bad management, Nikon is #BadManagement101

Link | Posted on Feb 13, 2017 at 19:52 UTC
On article F is for '4th': Hands-on with Fujifilm X100F (424 comments in total)

Nice, looks like an XP2 but with a fixed lens and a slightly lower price.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 05:47 UTC as 103rd comment
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