Comments for Admiring Light Photography Reviews, Photos, News and Musings Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:15:17 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on Interview with Fujifilm’s Torben Hondong by David Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:15:17 +0000 The purist doesn’t even consider 35mm. It’s 4X5 at the least.

Comment on Interview with Fujifilm’s Torben Hondong by Andrea Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:30:47 +0000 In all honesty, I don’t get Fujifilm at the moment. They release new colorschemes and slight upgrades to their cameras (XT1/X100S) and lenses (56) but have nothing (not even a prototype) for Photokina, that has XE/XPro on its sleeve? I mean come on! This is THE show!

What are they waiting for?
Panasonic steals the show IMHO and makes very compelling cameras.
Now I already am into m43 with a nice set of lenses and have a lovely black x100S, besides my flagship nikons. BUT, I have had so much high hopes on Fujifilm to show off the X-Pro2 as to seriously buy into the system for almost a year now!
Personally I dont like the XT1 design and prefer the “Rangefinder style” btw….

Comment on Hands On: Samsung NX1 by Donosorxx Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:00:14 +0000 Just played with it at Samsung’s stand.

The camera feels well built, but it’s too big for my tastes. If I wanted such a big body, then I’d have stayed with Nikon.

Besides, the AF was all but outstanding. C-af was continuously hunting even on still subjects and during the burst, most of the pictures were out of focus by my standards.

An entry level DSLR can do much better, let alone a Canon 7d.

Comment on Interview with Fujifilm’s Torben Hondong by rico Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:17:31 +0000 On the X Pro 2,

He’s already got the new finder in the X100T, so not sure what he’s going on about there.
The X Pro 2, needs serious video features (like usable video) or just look at the GH4 and follow (or try)
and they’re home.

Lack of usable and controllable video in Fujis is what keeps me from being a Fuji user. I owned a Xpro 1 and an X E1 but found I had to buy another camera for video which equaled a commitment to another camera system $$$. Ended up selling my Fuji gear and now waiting, hoping they could offer something to work with.

Another thing I don’t understand on the Fujis is that they seem to be introducing big zooms, and I think of Fuji is as a rangefinder, small elegant mirror less cam.. Too much emphasis on mondo lenses.

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Comment on Capturing the Postcard Photo by Wolfgang Lonien Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:16:44 +0000 I grew up in that city, and lived there for about 35 years. So yes, the photo you took I’ve seen many times before. But still I think it’s one of the most beautiful places in Germany (the city, not that certain point on the right side of the river), because of its diversity. Today you have to search for these spots in a city which looks more “modern” by the hour, but there are places in Cologne which remind you of a film noir. Others look like farmlands. It’s simply amazing how different it can be, and while not all of these places can be reached walking (but they *are* reachable easily by bus or tram for instance), it’s that diversity and the friendly attitude of people (almost like Italians) which are unmatched elsewhere in this country. Of course, you have to spend 2 or 3 weeks there to even remotely begin to see it (no offense, I know you’ve been to Cologne/Köln) before.

I moved. To Siegburg, Bremen, Freising (close to Munich), and now to a place close to Frankfurt. Still Cologne feels like home, except maybe for the place where I was born (in the ‘Eifel’ district which is also beautiful).

Comment on Hands On: Fuji Booth (X100T, 50-140mm f/2.8 and more!) by BanBs Fri, 19 Sep 2014 06:10:17 +0000 You’re right! We’ve bought into a camera system that is never perfect and needs constant improvements. Yet, I do believe that Fujifilm’s intent is genuine in providing updates and making the user’s experience a positive one. Despite spending thousand of dollars on Nikon equipment over the years, they never provided me with a free firmware update. Does that mean that their cameras were perfect and didn’t need any? Far from it!

Comment on Interview with Fujifilm’s Torben Hondong by BanBs Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:30:00 +0000 The purist? What a load of nonsense! Leica users are no more purist than Fuji X users. If you want an ” X-pro 2″ with an “M” mount, you don’t really want a Fujifilm camera! Save money and go get yourself a Leiiiiiiiica!

Comment on Hands On: Samsung NX1 by Hunter Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:11:31 +0000 Kudo’s Jordan for giving an outlier named Samsung some love. I understand the new flagship being of DSLR styling, but i’ll wait for the sexier NX400 with (pray,pray,pray) quality EVF. I’d prefer BSI 20mp sensor myself. Really like the color rendering of the Samsung’s. I’m new to digital so i’ll trial some software programs to see which interface/user experience i like the most in the meantime.