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The last FUJI campaign for the X-E3 has quite a few female photographers there, I am sure they could pickup the odd defector that doesn't care enough about full frame anymore.
I have a soft spot for NIKON as I have enjoyed using their system for close enough to 30 years, but this campaign was ill advided as like so often "perception is everything".

Link | Posted on Sep 14, 2017 at 22:36 UTC as 149th comment | 1 reply

My first take was the A9 then the Canon and not a single vote for the D5 although I am a Nikon shooter from way back.
Conclusion: The RAW conversion the culprit me thinks ;-(

Link | Posted on Aug 23, 2017 at 08:12 UTC as 176th comment
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-900 (554 comments in total)
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deednets: The X-T20 is "outgunned" by some of its peers. Maybe by the gold member Canon Kiss 7? But when you look at how they compare on the "compare-o-meter" on the conclusion page, I fail to see this "outgun" which in my limited book of words is like a walkover by a rather large margin of epic dimension. Like Ferrari versus Mitsubishi Mirage 1984?

When you look at the different strengths of both cameras and see that you gave the X-T20 a higher value on a few features it is not easy to follow your Gold vs Silver, putting the Kiss in a league above the X-T20. I have used a variety of cameras over the years and have no brand loyalty as such and don't feel personally concerned, so please take this as a "step back" and look at how you actually classify the cameras you test. I have wondered about this before and am at a loss how some cameras get Gold - like the Kiss - or how your language "outgunned" is more than a tiny margin wouldn't you agree? Bold language.
Gold is better than Silver, right?? Or doesn't matter?
Thanks for replying, didn't expect that!

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 18:34 UTC
On article 2017 Roundup: Interchangeable Lens Cameras $500-900 (554 comments in total)

The X-T20 is "outgunned" by some of its peers. Maybe by the gold member Canon Kiss 7? But when you look at how they compare on the "compare-o-meter" on the conclusion page, I fail to see this "outgun" which in my limited book of words is like a walkover by a rather large margin of epic dimension. Like Ferrari versus Mitsubishi Mirage 1984?

Link | Posted on May 5, 2017 at 17:23 UTC as 33rd comment | 3 replies
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SmilerGrogan: Why is it so hard for corporations to understand that if you don't have a model release, you can't use the photo. Period.
We've tried to make easy for them. There's a whole section in the IPTC Extension metadata specifically for models including their age and the status of the model release. All they have to do is look.
Are they ignorant or evil? Either way, something has to change.

Cars bang into other cars on the way to work, not hard to figure out that errors of judgement or accidents happen.
Do you agree that the 2 billion dollars should be awarded as if she is the sole person responsible for all profits between 2006 and 2015? Or is this just another one of those games they seem to play now and again in the US, a mirror whose letters saying that the "objects might appear to be smaller" were in the wrong font, coffee too hot, brake pad too wide, sue them for one billion and they will offer 100 million ...
Whilst you are technically correct regarding the model release form, your assumption that all they had to do was "look". My guess is that there might have been different peopel involved selecting the images, not every advertisement specialist reads the EXIF but assumes that the photos are legally usable when they come from a photographer.
Wrong assumption?

Link | Posted on Jan 10, 2017 at 03:21 UTC
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justmeMN: I've seen so many "blurred running water due to long exposure" photos, that that technique has lost its charm. Different subject, same general technique and outcome. I know, everyone here disagrees. So it goes. :-)

Indeed, so many sunsets, beautiful people, cups of coffee ...

Or those dreadful HDRs.

However: this is fog and goes a tad beyond plonking a tripod in front of a waterfall, then get the old ND filter out, do a massive yawn, than take the shot.

Fog is a far more fickle subject!

You disagree?

Link | Posted on Jan 3, 2017 at 02:23 UTC

Why no questions about the possible X-E3? Was the selection of admissible questions hand-picked or are you simply only interested in the top end?

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2016 at 21:54 UTC as 17th comment
On photo Lonesome in the Random Items - Challenge 11 challenge (1 comment in total)

Where is that?

Link | Posted on May 27, 2016 at 19:33 UTC as 1st comment
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1063 comments in total)
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PVCdroid: Something has to give. The DPR ratings aren't making sense anymore. The sensor needs to play a bigger role in ratings. When the RX1RII with a 42mp sensor and highest DR and ISO performance gets the same rating as this tiny sensor camera, we've got a problem. The PEN-F is popular and a great camera but sensor IQ should be weighted higher.

If you want to really up your game, you should get the LX100. 85 points - and GOLD ...
Makes you wonder though ...

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 06:15 UTC
On article Going Pro: We interview Fujifilm execs in Tokyo (353 comments in total)
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eazizisaid: Coming from the mouth of the Director Mister TT, the difference between the XT1 & XP1 :

The XT1 is for sport nature and wildlife
The XP1 is for street photographers !

That's one bad answer.

I think he was talking about the camera design in general and not so much about how the X-T1 is the pinnacle of technology for sports and wildlife.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 22:22 UTC
On article Going Pro: We interview Fujifilm execs in Tokyo (353 comments in total)

I would actually prefer a FF version like the Q or the RX1 series. To get their feet wet in this market maybe and maybe also to cater for those that want rather the best camera to sit alongside their Fuji APS-C system. I use the RX1r alongside the X-T1 at the moment, a massive step up from what I can get from the Fuji.
I don't believe that I am the only person who would appreciate one of those, maybe with the same battery (challenge, challenge...) but certainly with the UI.
APS-C and mid-format?? Like a US$ 1.000,00 body plus an 8-10K midformat (anything above 3K I would suggest will possibly not appeal to a greater audience)? Like the Pentax where the gap is just way too wide imo.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2016 at 22:19 UTC as 100th comment
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1174 comments in total)


"ISO 100 - 51200 (expandable to 50 - 1640000)"

ISO 1-million, 640.000? Or is this the next generation A7S II killer??

My guss is that this is a typo, sadly the camera a tad too late for some ...

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 07:32 UTC as 127th comment | 1 reply
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Frank C.: 35mm...
too wide for portraits
too narrow for landscapes
the no man's land of focal lengths
what is there to like??

No man's or everybody's land ... I use the RX1 for portraits as well as for architecture and landscapes.
What is there to like? Everything??

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2015 at 23:58 UTC

People typically lose the equivalent of an RX1 within the first few months after they bought a new car. Commonly accepted, but when somebody gets something equivalent to the loss value then there typically is a choir of people shouting: nutcase!
So Donny, with all due respect, people have paid for stuff less desirable and possibly less value retaining than an RX1. I currently use an RX1r and have a reasonable good idea what the reviewer is talking about here.
If I didn't have an RX1r already I would consider the new MKII model.

Link | Posted on Dec 25, 2015 at 23:56 UTC as 10th comment
On photo Devonport Fog in the Your Best From the Panasonic LX100 challenge (2 comments in total)

Thanks Castaway ... I quite like th handling of the camera, but use other cameras as well ...

Link | Posted on Dec 19, 2015 at 00:28 UTC as 1st comment
On photo _1380175 in the -People and their environment : Poor- (in Full Colours Only) challenge (2 comments in total)

I was aware of that, thanks. One of those issues where you think that maybe you should immediately discard - or keep. I decided to keep the image.

Link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 20:11 UTC as 1st comment
On article Capture One Pro 8 software review (318 comments in total)
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Jettubby: There is no support for Tamron lenses specifically. Also I'd like to see in the white balance correction, the option for the picker to pick white areas of the image for white balance correction versus just grey. Other than this I like the RAW processing much better than Lightroom

"White" as such is just one shade of grey, that is equal parts of all three colours. C1 works on all those, including white.

Link | Posted on Jul 21, 2015 at 04:22 UTC

I can only hope for the sake of consumers that this will not be the future where you are hooked into lease/rent/subscribe models where - after you hop on the bus - the earning capacity of the software companies involved with be limitless. Maybe a great time to promote other companies that haven't embraced the policy yet, like JASC (Corel) Paint Shop Pro or PhaseOne's Capture One!! All of a sudden their pricing looks like a steal ...

Link | Posted on May 7, 2013 at 19:07 UTC as 169th comment
On article Photokina 2012: Interview - Dirk Jasper of Nikon (216 comments in total)

The most obvious question for D300 forum readers would be: Whats happening to a successor for the D300? It seems to me that the questions were prepared as in "I am glad you asked that question" ...
boot-licking-good interview! Very impressive!

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2012 at 21:42 UTC as 39th comment
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