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  1. Pelao

    Silver Efex conversions - how do I get the most out of it?

    Hey There are many ways to approach this. In my experience,mother single simplest thing to do is get a coffee or three, and watch some of the NIK videos. They are outstanding. Then create a bunch of virtual copies of a few photos and experiment. Rinse and repeat. The thing is, I could tell...
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    Fuji And yet another X100s review by a photographer

    That is my preference in reviews too.
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    Fuji VSCO Film 01 adds Fuji X profiles

    Jloden, Nice. I've had 01 for a while but only really started getting in to it recently.
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    VSCO Film 01 adds Fuji X profiles

    I was wondering about that. Thanks for emailing them!
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    Chromebook, yes or no ?

    We will have to accept different views here. One thing I don't have is any fundamental misunderstanding of Google's advertising. I work with them every day. My view is that you are shockingly naive about their intent. Quoting Google's current terms does nothing to clear up their purposes...
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    Chromebook, yes or no ?

    Yep. Totally. I have an account because I need to have a deep understanding of FB for my work, but molestation is an excellent word for their approach.
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    Chromebook, yes or no ?

    It's true. I'm actually excited about the cool things Google produces - great search, Gmail, Android etc. I suppose I see another side that I find, well, creepy. More specifically, I find Eric Schmidt creepy with regards to information and privacy. Which I suppose is my main point - your...
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    VSCO Film 01 adds Fuji X profiles

    Cool news for Fuji X fans of VSCO VSCO Film 01 x Fujifilm | blog | vsco.co For an idea how this is used, and whether you might like it, watch these videos: VSCO | VIDEO: What's the best way to use V...
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    Fuji VSCO Film 01 adds Fuji X profiles

    Cool news for fans of VSCO VSCO Film 01 x Fujifilm | blog | vsco.co For an idea how this is used, and whether you might like it, watch these videos: VSCO | VIDEO: What's the best way to use V...
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    Chromebook, yes or no ?

    LOL:clap2: It's not an industry of one. Just because you say it does not make it so. Well, honestly, right back at you in terms of being generous. It's not a question of whether or not Google would sell the data - they do sell it. The advertising you tout is based on detailed tracking and...
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    Fuji Yet another X100s review

    I'm sure there is a lot of truth in this. I'm just not so sure it is that clear cut. Leaving aside the brands for a moment, lets consider what it is drives these guys to make these comments. I don't think it has anything to do with the brand. I think it has everything to do with the camera -...
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    Chromebook, yes or no ?

    Sure, of course. The difference is that with Apple you are not the product. They don't sell on any of the behaviour or information. They have no need to. it's not part of their business model. It is, essentially, the only reason for Google to exist. That may be fine for many. Not for me. As...
  13. Pelao

    Fuji Yet another X100s review

    Again, from an accomplished photographer. Fuji X100S - SublimeLeo Edwards Photography
  14. Pelao

    Fuji And yet another X100s review by a photographer

    Another X100s review from an interesting photographer with an impressive portfolio. Fuji X100S - SublimeLeo Edwards Photography
  15. Pelao

    Fuji Another X100S review

    More PP latitude? That is interesting. Please elaborate!
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    Fuji Another X100S review

    I look forward to your thoughts.
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    David Hobby on the X100s

    Sounds like a reasonable example.
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    David Hobby on the X100s

    Sure. What does fascinate me is the focus on the headlines - the Leica thing etc. I'm more interested in the detail of the review. This is a guy who shoots for a living, and his description of the camera in action (as with his other gear posts) is something I fine very useful. It's how a...
  19. Pelao

    Fuji Another X100S review

    Good one Luke. Let's call this the "An X100 is good enough" affirmation. Print it off, and stick it next to your mirror. Repeat 10 times per day. That should keep the 100s away for a few months. :daz:
  20. Pelao

    Fuji Another X100S review

    A good photographer. Another useful review from someone who knows cameras outside the lingo, goofy tests, and the tech specs. Cool.
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    Fuji Another X100S review

    He is one of my favourite up and coming photographers. I find reviews from sources such as this valuable. As he points out, let others do the test charts. I want to hear from this working photographer how this camera will or will not work for him, and why. He seems somewhat enthusiastic about...
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    David Hobby on the X100s

    While he's been clear that he is newish to street shooting, I'm not aware of any indication that he has not used other smaller cameras. Just because he doesn't indulge in comparisons doesn't mean they aren't part of his thinking. In my view most reviewer comparisons are worse than useless. They...
  23. Pelao

    David Hobby on the X100s

    That wouldn't make sense for me, especially as far as Arias is concerned. He is not a professional reviewer. He is a photographer. I'd be more inclined to Nic's approach. If all I wanted was the information I would not need reviewers at all. It's the opinions I find useful - primarily when based...
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    David Hobby on the X100s

    Fair points. Perhaps it comes down to what people are looking for. My preference is for someone of broad competence and a degree of humility to use a new piece of gear as they would their existing gear, and then let me know how it works. I don't know how much more upfront Arias can be. He also...
  25. Pelao

    Chromebook, yes or no ?

    That makes sense. I went with a MacBook Air. I find it more versatile, and of course it can run Windows too if needed. I don't use any Google services.
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    David Hobby on the X100s

    Nice guy. Funny too. And those photographs... I would love to see some of the so called reviewers, and the forum experts, do this.
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    David Hobby on the X100s

    I suppose it's all in the reading. I don't read it as being about slack at all. He is simply open and direct. He can afford to be in my world because unlike many (most?) commentators he has a solid basis for his views. I like his work. More importantly his work is seen as effective by those who...
  28. Pelao

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 - first impressions and low light shots

    I'm sure Stanleyk will clarify. I suspect for him it might not be about the sports car or minivan, but what he wants to do with them. He has some good lenses which would work in a D800, so why not spend about the same and have a more flexible option? Seems like a fair question. Size doesn't seem...
  29. Pelao

    Fuji Some pros think the X100S is da bomb

    I forgot about the DigitalRev thing. You're right, he really showed his abilities there. I like some of his stuff too. He makes it look easy.
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    Fuji Some pros think the X100S is da bomb

    Perhaps that's so. I haven't visited Rockwell or Huff in a very long time. Arias I have occasionally. - I like some of his work.
  31. Pelao

    Fuji Some pros think the X100S is da bomb

    Nope. Hardly. Huff 'reviews'. Arias makes photographs and comments on the cameras.
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    Fuji Some pros think the X100S is da bomb

    Yep, seems like hyperbole. Sure, I know what he means, and it's his style, but still... I'd rather Leica stayed Leica and Fuji keep going as they are. Otherwise the innovation would stop, updates would take years, and the price would go up to places I can't reach. The special edition you...
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    Fuji I' ve given this a thumbs-up...

    I thought it might too, but that has not been my experience, which has only been with the X-Pro1.
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    Fuji I' ve given this a thumbs-up...

    I have the same one Bill, mounted on my X-Pro1. I agree with your assessment. Your setup looks great!
  35. Pelao

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 - first impressions and low light shots

    Yup. Pursuing furiously :smile:
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    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 - first impressions and low light shots

    That's interesting, and good news. EVF improvements are really steaming along. Each iteration seems to bring some development.
  37. Pelao

    GAS Explosion vs. Reality

    Matches my experience. I feel this is very true, and is likely true for a number of interests. I am fortunate to have access to a wide range of gear at work, so I 'play' a lot with it, even though it's essential to what we do. This helps cut down on gear purchases. Personally, I have...
  38. Pelao

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 - first impressions and low light shots

    I wasn't arguing against getting better gear at all. That wasn't anywhere in my postings. I'm just musing, and amused, at some of what I observe. Of course if the camera helps you achieve what you need to do, then why wouldn't you get it? And if you buy it for other reasons, then that's good...
  39. Pelao

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 - first impressions and low light shots

    Very fair. I also was not referring to your specific preferences. You are always very clear about those. For me I do need certain things from a camera in order to achieve my photographic goals. I'm clear about those goals, and I suppose that helps explain why I don't buy many cameras, or...
  40. Pelao

    Fuji Are you also Panasonic GF1 owner?

    Well, a bunch of things. For context, remember that I still have my GF1 and like it very much. I have the X-Pro 1 Better IQ. Some of this is measurable, some objective. There is more dynamic range, and simply more room to play with the RAW files overall. Much more detail. A wonderful feel and...
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    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 - first impressions and low light shots

    LOL Well, that is part of the problem. It's certainly pricey for me, mainly because I'm happy with what I have and have decided to spend more on going places to make photographs. In reality though, I just would not get the value from the camera. I would get much more value from an...
  42. Pelao

    Which x-photo are you most proud of?

    Thanks Joe and Ray. I don't put much of my stuff online. It just doesn't appear the way I want it to, and in any case I prefer printed photographs. This one was funny for me because with the first frame there was a low fence blocking part of the view. But I had to shoot. I underestimated the...
  43. Pelao

    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX1 - first impressions and low light shots

    A useful write up. It's not a camera that interests me, but it's certainly impressive. Enjoy your time with it.
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    Fuji Are you also Panasonic GF1 owner?

    I agree. I'm very happy with many of my GF1 photographs, but I am much happier more often with my Fuji. I'm not saying that will be the same with everyone. I simply connec with the camera and find it a joy to use. As a result I am more effective, more often. Of course the camera can't make...
  45. Pelao

    An Irish Sunrise. Taken this morning with my Fuji X-10.

    And I thought an Irish Sunrise was a cocktail, or a myth... It pays to be up early. Beautiful.
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    Fuji Are you also Panasonic GF1 owner?

    Nice shots Gary.
  47. Pelao

    Fuji Are you also Panasonic GF1 owner?

    Thanks. She has a great eye, and prefers to use prime lenses, so she is learning to shoot in a disciplined way.
  48. Pelao

    Fuji Are you also Panasonic GF1 owner?

    I have had my GF1 for over 3 years. I like it a lot. I don't use it much now at all; mostly it is used by my daughter with the 14 and 20 lenses. My X-Pro1 is better in every way, at least in my experience. bear in mind though that I would not describe myself as a street shooter. I do it, but it...
  49. Pelao

    Which x-photo are you most proud of?

    Right! And great idea with the lighting. It's a very cool shot.
  50. Pelao

    Which x-photo are you most proud of?

    I am not sure if I have one that I am most proud of. if I have kept it, then I like it for some reason. This one is printed 17 x 22 and hangs on a wall. My wife likes it, and so do most visitors. I like it it too for what it is, but also because it is an example of the fluidity of using a...
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