sportyaccordy

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Ebrahim Saadawi: So say, A Canon 5DsR + Sigma 50mm ART versus thr GFX with the 63mm lens. Side by side. How do you think both will differ in the image produced?

Both at 50mp, large chips, RAW, sharp equivalent lenses, same FOV & DOF, Both with great colour science, etc...

I think the most visible difference will be at the 5DsR lack of ability of pushing shadows as well as the Sony Chip. But we don't do that so what else, anything inherent to MF that cannot be replicated with a FF chip?

A 50 MP Sony/Toshiba FF chip would be pretty problematic for these.... problem is with Sony owning Toshiba now IIRC, and the A7RII kind of being the alpha dog of the FF class, they don't have much incentive to push... especially on the supplier side for Nikon

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 20:55 UTC
On article Apple selling more Plus models than ever (63 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: I used to be a small phone guy, but my wife got a 6S.... I got a 5.5" Asus and I can't look back. The real estate is amazing. I think Apple users were so conditioned to the tiny phones they never got to see how good a bigger phone could be.

But then you have to wear cargo pants.....

I wear pretty slim fitting pants/jeans all the time and my 5.5" phone is no problem.

Link | Posted on Jan 31, 2017 at 13:00 UTC
On article Apple selling more Plus models than ever (63 comments in total)

I used to be a small phone guy, but my wife got a 6S.... I got a 5.5" Asus and I can't look back. The real estate is amazing. I think Apple users were so conditioned to the tiny phones they never got to see how good a bigger phone could be.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 23:20 UTC as 16th comment | 3 replies
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sportyaccordy: I was excited until I saw "APS-C"

A 700g FF Pentax is a pretty compelling proposition.... hideous looks, weak lens selection and all.

I mean they have those DA Limited primes.... the 43mm would work perfect for me, and the 31mm focal length is kind of compelling too. Problem really is the weak aftermarket selection IMO... for example Tamron doesn't make my 24-70 in a Pentax mount.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 11:35 UTC

I was excited until I saw "APS-C"

A 700g FF Pentax is a pretty compelling proposition.... hideous looks, weak lens selection and all.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 00:43 UTC as 52nd comment | 3 replies
On article GIMP seeks funding for future advanced features (220 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: Has he added a shadow/highlight slider yet?

bobbarber fair enough. For the record, I drive stick too, and listen to vinyl :-D

I would liken the "automatic transmission" of cameras to be the cell phone. Using sliders over curves is more like running a lower stability control level at the race track.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 21:04 UTC
On article GIMP seeks funding for future advanced features (220 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: Has he added a shadow/highlight slider yet?

Slider always does what I want though. I don't enjoy spending hours processing photos.

I recently converted many of my computers back from Linux to Windows because of all the problems. I felt like I was a software developer chasing all the glitches and holes. I may fire it back up to run off a USB for a home NAS though.

Link | Posted on Jan 25, 2017 at 14:28 UTC

It will be interesting to see if this comes with a firmware update across the range and hopefully a price drop on the IVs. One or the other would have to happen for me to take the plunge.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 11:29 UTC as 24th comment
On article GIMP seeks funding for future advanced features (220 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: Has he added a shadow/highlight slider yet?

bobbarber it would be nice to have both but I use the sliders 99.9999999999% of the time so if I had to choose I'd rather have sliders. Extra capability is of not much use if it comes at the expense or in the absence of capability you actually use and need. There's a reason pretty much every other photo editing software has sliders.... they work really well.... better + easier than curves + layers for most people.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 21:16 UTC
On article GIMP seeks funding for future advanced features (220 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: Has he added a shadow/highlight slider yet?

bobbarber I guess difficulty is in the eye of the beholder. To me moving a slider (one click + drag) is way easier than creating layers implementing multiple curves.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2017 at 18:39 UTC
On article GIMP seeks funding for future advanced features (220 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: Has he added a shadow/highlight slider yet?

Why? Direct shadow/highlight tools work better.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 16:35 UTC
On article GIMP seeks funding for future advanced features (220 comments in total)

Has he added a shadow/highlight slider yet?

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2017 at 13:20 UTC as 11th comment | 23 replies
On article F is for '4th': Hands-on with Fujifilm X100F (421 comments in total)
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Sezano: Oh Fuji, thank you!!!!!keep the flame burning.
Now listen.

1. 469g is way too heavy for a point and shoot. Even the ultimate point and shoot. 320 is much better.
2. Add all weather sealing
3. Add touch screen
4. Keep the same price.

So you want more weather sealing with less weight? Can you point to any cameras in existence that meet your spec?

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 23:31 UTC
On article Feisty upstart: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T20 (341 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: As an A7II + Canon shooter in need of usable, high performance AF-C, this is really tempting. I'm just not quite sure I can live without my 24-70 2.8. 6D2 murmurs are growing louder and louder.

If nothing else, this is a major blow to the A6300/6500 for folks who don't shoot a ton of video. Sony might have 11 FPS, but Fuji doesn't charge you $1000+ for a decent tele zoom. If they can get this sensor down into the X-E3 Sony will have real problems

Ah, I didn't even know that was an option

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 21:07 UTC
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WookieLala: No DOF equivalence debate for this camera? Oh yeah, this is reserved for MFT gear only, not APS-C (for obscure reasons).

Let me start: this camera + the 63mm f/2.8 gives the same angle of view and DOF as FF + 50mm f/2.2 (0.79 crop factor). I can buy a 5dsr + 50mm f/1.2 for much less money, similar pixel count and more DOF. The Canon combination will necessarily be better as photography is only about pixel count and DOF.

I doubt it obsolescence. These sensors have been available for years with mirrors.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 18:34 UTC
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WookieLala: No DOF equivalence debate for this camera? Oh yeah, this is reserved for MFT gear only, not APS-C (for obscure reasons).

Let me start: this camera + the 63mm f/2.8 gives the same angle of view and DOF as FF + 50mm f/2.2 (0.79 crop factor). I can buy a 5dsr + 50mm f/1.2 for much less money, similar pixel count and more DOF. The Canon combination will necessarily be better as photography is only about pixel count and DOF.

MFT shooters are such a miserable bunch.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 16:50 UTC
On article Feisty upstart: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T20 (341 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: As an A7II + Canon shooter in need of usable, high performance AF-C, this is really tempting. I'm just not quite sure I can live without my 24-70 2.8. 6D2 murmurs are growing louder and louder.

If nothing else, this is a major blow to the A6300/6500 for folks who don't shoot a ton of video. Sony might have 11 FPS, but Fuji doesn't charge you $1000+ for a decent tele zoom. If they can get this sensor down into the X-E3 Sony will have real problems

Fuji needs an F4 telephoto. A 50-200 F4 WR OIS for ~$700 would be pretty cool.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 15:18 UTC
On article Feisty upstart: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T20 (341 comments in total)
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sportyaccordy: As an A7II + Canon shooter in need of usable, high performance AF-C, this is really tempting. I'm just not quite sure I can live without my 24-70 2.8. 6D2 murmurs are growing louder and louder.

If nothing else, this is a major blow to the A6300/6500 for folks who don't shoot a ton of video. Sony might have 11 FPS, but Fuji doesn't charge you $1000+ for a decent tele zoom. If they can get this sensor down into the X-E3 Sony will have real problems

Yea, that 2.8 price is what gave me pause. I can get a Canon 70-200/4 IS for less, and a non IS for even less than that (which I could run with IBIS). Still though, I think the 50-230s should be pretty good.... way better than the SEL55210 for sure.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 14:35 UTC
On article Feisty upstart: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T20 (341 comments in total)
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krassphoto: A silly question. Could it be that xt2's screen is touch-able? And now, after release of xt20 with touchscreen, xt2 will get a huuuge firmware upgrade, enabling touch screen feature? That would be great and very "Fuji-ish" :)

Touch screen is hardware, not firm/software. Never going to happen.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 13:31 UTC
On article Feisty upstart: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T20 (341 comments in total)

As an A7II + Canon shooter in need of usable, high performance AF-C, this is really tempting. I'm just not quite sure I can live without my 24-70 2.8. 6D2 murmurs are growing louder and louder.

If nothing else, this is a major blow to the A6300/6500 for folks who don't shoot a ton of video. Sony might have 11 FPS, but Fuji doesn't charge you $1000+ for a decent tele zoom. If they can get this sensor down into the X-E3 Sony will have real problems

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 13:30 UTC as 47th comment | 10 replies
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