Grenosr

Lives in United States Chicago, IL, United States
Joined on Apr 16, 2009

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The Instamatic X-15 was my mom;s first camera and the Kodak Disc 4000 was mine.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2021 at 15:03 UTC as 13th comment
On article DPReview TV: Five best Fujifilm Film Simulation modes (207 comments in total)
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(unknown member): Who needs film simulations? Love my x100v. No use for its simulations, though.

Lots of people who would rather spend more time shooting and less time post processing. It's a valid choice.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2021 at 20:15 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Five best Fujifilm Film Simulation modes (207 comments in total)
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sir_c: To each their own I guess.
My starting point normally is ProNeg Hi, which I like a bit better than Provia. Velvia is not really useful, as everything is dialed in to 11.
Astia is really good for landscapes (pleasant blues and greens) but also delivers in many portrait situations.
Classic Neg is a gimmick, I hardly have use cases for it. Classic Chrome is much more versatile. Quite often I do shift the sky back to blue from cyan.

@sir_c 100% agree about ProNeg Hi. It's my go to for general shooting and has plenty of latitude if I want to tweak things in post.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2021 at 20:10 UTC

I know I'm gonna regret asking, but who's taking photos with an iPad? Or at least, taking enough to justify paying for an app.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2021 at 20:27 UTC as 6th comment | 2 replies
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Platinumkid: From all the tests of these ultra-fast lenses I've watched, they are very soft wide open and become sharp after 1.4 or even 2.0. And that raises the question why buy them at all? Sigma 30 1.4 is under 300 dollars, has AF and is perfectly usable wide open, for example...

@boogisha

100%. I have the same in Fuji mount and I love it. I will admit however, it is challenging to nail focus with that shallow depth of field. When I do though, they are beautiful.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2021 at 21:34 UTC
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yukosteel: Nice move Zhong Yi ! Though it's a bit late.
7Artisans/Risespray improved version of Mitakon 35mm F0.95 mark II is 100g lighter, performs optically same, has better mechanics, and is less pricy - is a much better fit to lighter micro-four-thirds system.

Yeah, I have the Fuji APC mount version of this lens and, while the size is perfect, it's super front heavy. Not an optically perfect lens but it certainly has plenty of character if you can nail focus.

Link | Posted on Apr 16, 2021 at 21:28 UTC
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Grenosr: Well, it's confirmed. DPReview doesn't have a review unit and didn't sign an NDA ;-D

@KjellRS - The point being, DPReview rarely posts rumors. It was supposed to be funny ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2021 at 16:04 UTC

Well, it's confirmed. DPReview doesn't have a review unit and didn't sign an NDA ;-D

Link | Posted on Feb 11, 2021 at 19:33 UTC as 90th comment | 2 replies
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(unknown member): sailing around the world solo unassisted is the ultimate challenge, being guided up a hill by packhorses , well you get the point ;-)

I guess that's why Everest is littered with the bodies of people that didn't make it. They weren't challenged enough.

Link | Posted on Feb 3, 2021 at 21:02 UTC
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SridharC: Remember Light L16 camera for $2000. Where is it now?

No, they are still around but changed focus to visual systems for self driving cars.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2020 at 20:59 UTC

The time and patience to learn video editing.

Link | Posted on Aug 26, 2020 at 13:51 UTC as 21st comment | 4 replies
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rhodianblue: 100 years from now, there will still be something to improve in a camera.

Maybe by then they will have figured out global shutter ;-D

Link | Posted on Jul 17, 2020 at 18:34 UTC
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Ergo607: Och boy, here we go again for a round of bashing Leica (the main rant will be it is too expensive...)

IKR. I could never afford one but always interesting to see what they are doing.

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2020 at 15:57 UTC

Looks a lot like a Mitakon.

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2020 at 13:43 UTC as 28th comment | 4 replies
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Camera Conspiracies: No flippy screen? I ain't vlogging with that. You blew it Leica!

@Leicalika - I think that's what they call sarcasm.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2020 at 20:11 UTC
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borissimo86: Is no one bothered by the watercolor-like, wormy details in the OOC JPEGs? Something is funky with the in-camera processing.

Are you planning on making wall sized prints? ;-)

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2020 at 20:18 UTC
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Grenosr: I used the Moment wide angle lens on my Note 8 but I think all of the newer phones including multiple focal length cameras is really going to be a hit to companies like this if they don't get innovative. Add an unsupported app on top of that and I can imagine these guys won't be around too much longer.

Funny enough, I just ran across a couple of videos of theirs on youtube last night reviewing the Fuji X100V and X-T4.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2020 at 16:25 UTC

I used the Moment wide angle lens on my Note 8 but I think all of the newer phones including multiple focal length cameras is really going to be a hit to companies like this if they don't get innovative. Add an unsupported app on top of that and I can imagine these guys won't be around too much longer.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2020 at 20:13 UTC as 14th comment | 2 replies
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D7000ShooterUK: I disagree - it's not a mistake to omit the headphone jack. This is a lot of fuss about nothing or a "storm in a teacup" as we say in England. Headphones can still be used via the USB-C socket with an adapter which is included with the camera. You just need to leave the adaptor permanently attached to your headphone lead (possibly secured with a little PVC tape to prevent it accidently becoming detached) and then you need never worry about misplacing the adapter. Alternatively use the battery grip.

I'm with you here. Personally, I use an external recorder when I'm concerned about quality audio. On the rare occasion that I need to verify levels in camera, the adapter is sufficient. Heck, I have 3 pairs of AKG USB-C headphones sitting in a drawer that came with phones that I never use.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2020 at 15:25 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T4 (123 comments in total)
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tlinn: I hope the smaller. lighter IBIS unit means the X-H2 will be smaller and lighter.

@Mikael SB Ergonomics, potentially next gen sensors & processors, introducing new features like zebra stripes, personal preference, possibly elevating the tiers to be competitive with offerings from other brands, etc....

Link | Posted on Feb 27, 2020 at 17:41 UTC
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