Jason Haven

Joined on Aug 1, 2014

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On article Fujifilm GFX 50S Review: Modern MF (912 comments in total)

I really want that Color Chrome setting on my X-Pro2.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2017 at 21:01 UTC as 105th comment | 1 reply
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Jason Haven: As an X-Pro2 owner, all I have to say is, "Thank you!"

Please note, I'm not arguing against the feature being added to the X-Pro2, just that I don't really care either way, personally. The updates announced for *me* are fantastic. They might not be fantastic for everyone. :)

Link | Posted on Mar 28, 2017 at 13:16 UTC
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Jason Haven: As an X-Pro2 owner, all I have to say is, "Thank you!"

@Cheezr because multiple features that I wanted were added. I have no problem with the current ISO selection situation.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 19:27 UTC

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

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 17:51 UTC as 39th comment | 7 replies

Not that I think the GFX is great value, or a camera for my specific purposes. But the GFX spanks the Sony in that low light test if you actually look at multiple ISOs and browse around the test frame. A lot more detail retained, imo.

Frankly these sorts of articles just incite drama in the comment section. I assume it's for ad clicks, which is understandable. Either way, this camera is for certain shooters, most of the FF stuff is for other sorts of shooters, etc. It's nice to have multiple options for different sorts of photographers. :)

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 14:19 UTC as 213th comment | 2 replies
On article Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR sample gallery (285 comments in total)
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Edgar_in_Indy: Great photography, but that F2 performance is disappointing. Not at all what I expect from a modern prime lens. Are you sure the copy isn't a dud?

Sam, it seems like it's somewhat similar to the X100x lens, in that you want to stop down a bit if shooting up close.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 02:40 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR sample gallery (285 comments in total)
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Jason Haven: The negativity around here is insane.

A couple notes, since I have this lens:

- It's sharp enough wide open, unless your subject is pretty close.
- By f/4 it's sharp (pixel peeping sharp) across the frame
- Lens is absolutely silent, and incredibly fast.
- Build quality is top notch.

For my uses, it's a fantastic lens, since I don't intend to attempt much in the way of 'up close at f/2' photography with it.

I also own the 23mm f/1.4. The f/2 is a better all around lens. The f/1.4 is better for astro work, and portraits (if your goal is to blur the background). Both tools have their uses. :)

ecka84, 'better' is subjective. The f/2 is faster focusing and lighter, and has a different microcontrast characteristic. It also might achieve slightly better center sharpness. The f/1.4 obviously has the aperture advantage, is more consistent across the frame, is better in low light, and has a manual focus clutch as well. Different tools for different uses.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 02:30 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR sample gallery (285 comments in total)
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Jason Haven: The negativity around here is insane.

A couple notes, since I have this lens:

- It's sharp enough wide open, unless your subject is pretty close.
- By f/4 it's sharp (pixel peeping sharp) across the frame
- Lens is absolutely silent, and incredibly fast.
- Build quality is top notch.

For my uses, it's a fantastic lens, since I don't intend to attempt much in the way of 'up close at f/2' photography with it.

I also own the 23mm f/1.4. The f/2 is a better all around lens. The f/1.4 is better for astro work, and portraits (if your goal is to blur the background). Both tools have their uses. :)

I didn't say the lens was 'soft' until f/4. In fact, I have full confidence in using it at f/2. It reaches it's maximum sharpness by about f/4 imo, at f/2 it's pretty close, and you won't notice unless you are looking at an image 100%. So it really depends on how you tend to view your images.

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2017 at 02:28 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR sample gallery (285 comments in total)

The negativity around here is insane.

A couple notes, since I have this lens:

- It's sharp enough wide open, unless your subject is pretty close.
- By f/4 it's sharp (pixel peeping sharp) across the frame
- Lens is absolutely silent, and incredibly fast.
- Build quality is top notch.

For my uses, it's a fantastic lens, since I don't intend to attempt much in the way of 'up close at f/2' photography with it.

I also own the 23mm f/1.4. The f/2 is a better all around lens. The f/1.4 is better for astro work, and portraits (if your goal is to blur the background). Both tools have their uses. :)

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 21:34 UTC as 31st comment | 8 replies

Hot damn.

I need to pick up a second job.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2016 at 15:51 UTC as 131st comment
On article Hands-on with Hasselblad X1D (802 comments in total)

I have to assume a lot of digital lens corrections will need to be applied considering the distance from the relatively tiny rear element to the sensor. Any word on that from reps, DPR?

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2016 at 12:29 UTC as 98th comment | 2 replies
On article Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? (1069 comments in total)

Seems like an amazing camera. I echo the concerns about lossy RAW, and 12bit processing... seems silly to put so much quality in a camera, only to have it limited by such things. Kudos to Sony for putting together something that is arguably amazing, though!

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 13:08 UTC as 111th comment
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mpgxsvcd: Canon should have shipped their 5DS cameras sooner. They don’t even come out till next week and this announcement can’t help their sales. This Sony camera would at least give potential Canon 5Ds customers pause. The features this camera offers over the Canon camera are undeniable(4K, high ISO, High speed video…etc).

I was under the impression that focusing was incredibly slow when using EF lenses on Sony bodies. But if that's your solution, more power to you. By the look of the "likes" it appears I am in the wrong.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 19:15 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: Canon should have shipped their 5DS cameras sooner. They don’t even come out till next week and this announcement can’t help their sales. This Sony camera would at least give potential Canon 5Ds customers pause. The features this camera offers over the Canon camera are undeniable(4K, high ISO, High speed video…etc).

Must be nice to be able to flip to the new hot system every other month.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 18:53 UTC
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mpgxsvcd: Canon should have shipped their 5DS cameras sooner. They don’t even come out till next week and this announcement can’t help their sales. This Sony camera would at least give potential Canon 5Ds customers pause. The features this camera offers over the Canon camera are undeniable(4K, high ISO, High speed video…etc).

Most photographers are invested in a lens system and don't just flip systems every month when a new hot thing comes out. I seriously doubt this is going to sway most potential 5DS owners. It might make them a bit disgruntled, but that's about it.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 18:41 UTC
On article Leica Q In-depth Review (1261 comments in total)

Looks damned solid! Well done Leica.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2015 at 14:19 UTC as 383rd comment
On article Mono a mono: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) hands-on (716 comments in total)
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Jason Haven: It's not the greatest bang for the buck, it's a luxury model basically.

And I'd be lying if I said I didn't want one. As it is, I secretly hope Fuji releases a monochrome X-Pro or X-100 series.

Leica in general is a luxury brand. It's BMW, Mercedes, Rolls Royce, whatever... Basically there's more practical and functional brands out there. And then there's Leica who is super high quality and expensive. My post wasn't a "simplistic" insult or anything, it is what it is. Leica is expensive, and high quality. It's a luxury, in the world of photography. Whereas a Canon Rebel is a Honda Civic :P

I wish I could afford and own a luxury car/camera :)

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 14:17 UTC
On article Mono a mono: Leica M Monochrom (Typ 246) hands-on (716 comments in total)

It's not the greatest bang for the buck, it's a luxury model basically.

And I'd be lying if I said I didn't want one. As it is, I secretly hope Fuji releases a monochrome X-Pro or X-100 series.

Link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 12:37 UTC as 122nd comment | 6 replies
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Jason Haven: ONA doesn't really suit my needs, but I really appreciate that they are reading and responding to feedback. Always the sign of a good company, imo.

@ONA - Will do haha. The "best" bag I have right now is a Tenba DNA 8, the size and capability worked out very well for my Fuji kit. The Bowery was close, but just didn't have the functionality, though it has the looks. Keep up the good work, and good customer service.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 14:18 UTC

ONA doesn't really suit my needs, but I really appreciate that they are reading and responding to feedback. Always the sign of a good company, imo.

Link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 11:06 UTC as 26th comment | 3 replies
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