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  1. And I should have said - you are right ! I went straight in and deleted that particulat entry
  2. Ths is a bit embarrassing ! The image is one of mine and I do a batch change to removed IPTC data [except copyright] as requested by Alamy. ]The "Fuji" has sneaked in and I need to delete the pre-set. It's nothing more than that John Oh.. the camera is in X-M1 - v underated and v cheap now. Fits in my jacket pocket
  3. I don't think 10 mp is a problem. I have had a good few images accepted from a Nikon V1 [honestly! - and It fits in a pocket] and Nikon D200 that I don't mind taking out in wild and windy conditions. If you need to crop then it can be more of a problem. Smaller file sizes are welcome and you do need good light. best Wiehs John
  4. Geoff, I'm obliged - every day I learn new stuff it pushes some of the old stuff out... I will Google bulb ramping right now ! J
  5. Geoff -I had not taken into accout the issue of size and handling but can say I flirted with a Sony Nex7 for a while and this was a problem for me - both with direct access to settings controls and chaotic menus. For general use the Fuji fits the bill for me but for almost all else only the DSLR will do. More dynamic range will come. [pardon my igonorance but is bulb ramping a gardening term...] For travel by air have you tried taking even a modest DSLR system abroad as carry on ? This issue has fueled my interest in mirrorless and APS strikes the right balance at the moment for me. You are
  6. I believe you are correct Geoff. Nikon has patents too. The constant variations and battery changes though are not encouraging and, in the case of Nikon, the gaps in in their DX/APS lens range, in particular faster primes. I think we may see too little too late with Nikon with a DX mirrorless [& Canon ] - by then I will be completely Fuji-X and on the basis of these forums, many will have "leaked to Fuji, Sony et al. In the spirit of this thread an MF mirrorless would still be a studio camera I think
  7. Hi Martin, I think PhaseOne is listening to our forum and particularly to you. Please read the following press release: http://www.dpreview.com/articles/9012734727/phase-one-to-introduce-a-series-mirrorless-medium-format-camera-system Cheers , Pavel $43,780.00 for the cheapest option Digital backs have existed almost as long as digital cameras. wim ...and the Cambo Wide has been around even longer. The contemporary Wide RS models are similar in size and function to the Phase One, have Schneider lenses with shift/tilt as well as other lens options and take a var
  8. Hi Martin, I think PhaseOne is listening to our forum and particularly to you. Please read the following press release: http://www.dpreview.com/articles/9012734727/phase-one-to-introduce-a-series-mirrorless-medium-format-camera-system Cheers , Pavel $43,780.00 for the cheapest option Digital backs have existed almost as long as digital cameras. wim ...and the Cambo Wide has been around even longer. The contemporary Wide RS models are similar in size and function to the Phase One, have Schneider lenses with shift/tilt as well as other lens options and take a var
  9. It could be a possibility and flash too may become unacceptable, or photography will be restricted to set pieces (after all the event is there for the publicity). I was recently taking photos during live poetry and author readings with my Fuji X-T1 and I was often barely 10ft/3m away but it was not a problem. I used my Canon 1Ds3 once (I needed to use flash) and was embarassed by the noise and it was the only event in about 35 I covered where the audience feedback forms mentioned the photography - it was not just me it was also the guy from the local paper but unlike me he used his motordrive
  10. I don't think I'm so far behind you Ed, although I do not sport such a distinguished beard....
  11. It's likely I'll be bringing my Nikon D700 up to Adorama tomorrow. This was a true breakthrough camera; I've owned nothing that compares to it in noise control, fabulous. So when I part with that FX body (and I have several other good Nikon DSLRs), there will be no going back. As Alan says.. Don't Do it - wait a bit - Sony do have the makings but this generation isn't quite there
  12. Same happened to me on my trial submission - never did find the interpolation artifact. Reverted to exporting as jpeg from raw in Aperture [after a little post ] and no problems since [at least with that fault.] I did not crop, downsize or upsize and the image was taken in excellent light.
  13. Agreed, it's almost here. Next stop mirrorless and shutterless. Probably still stuck with heavy glass lens though........ ... Can't change the laws of optics (unless you go lightfield). I am really intrigued to see how quickly mirrorless will catch up with dslr AF speed, I am keen to see how the new triple motor top end lenses from Fuji do on that front - they do talk about the 50-140 as a sports lens. I hadn't heard of these triple motor Fuji lenses. There is a mirrorless with very fast autofocus: The Nikon 1 and it's on the Alamy approved list.....
  14. I agree Martin. This might break the cycle of endless iterations of cameras that are "good enough"[ and yet another different battery type ] and rejuvenate interest and hence the market [ albeit a limited one for MF ] John
  15. i have confidence in Novoflex stuff John - in particular I use their lens adapters for Fuji and M43 bodies to Nikon F They are very well made but are not cheap. Peruse their web site. See if you can trial one from a friend or local dealer & report! These are what I would to buy [if I honestly believed I could be patient enough...] http://www.novoflex.com/en/products/macro-accessories/focusing-racks/ I believe focus stacking is really quite the thing now btw - looks like it might open up quite a new world Best wishes John
  16. Unfortunately DxO does not support the x-trans processor. Their algorithms were devloped for Bayer. I use Iridient Developer for Fuji. It may be that with the increasing success of Fuji if the market is there DxO might just produce a version but I doubt it
  17. My view is at present there are some things only advanced DSLRs will do eg high speed flash, speed of autofocus for instance. To cover a full frame sensors or APS/DX sensor the lenses have to be a certain size to accomodate all the stuff for autofocus, VR/IS etc so the size of the camera body is neither here nor there. Do without autofocus [Leica M] and everything changes. It's worth reminding ourselves of this by looking at some of the sites that show the actual amount of glass in disasembled autofocus lenses ! - not a lot. Yo can see where the bulk is. I am great fan of mirrorless for much
  18. I've photographed a few including a "pop-up cinema" - no sales [but I haven't had all that many anyway...] I still think they are an interesting subject so will continue
  19. i did do the same but now my ancient iPhone 3G [with lots of memory] and iPad won't upgrade to the latest OS nad talk properly to my iMac & Powerbook [ unless, and this is quite possible, I have missed something ]
  20. Thanks again Robert I'll do some research on this Best Wishes john
  21. You're welcome. One thing to bear in mind, perhaps not for now but for the future, is that, providing you don't use any features or functions that need to interact with the server, making websites by hand is a lot easier than it was and getting easier. The tools you need are HTML, CSS and JavaScript. The bad boy here is javaScript which is what puts all the dynamism into web pages, and the head-shaped dents in the wall. It is essentially an OOP (object orientated programming language - if that sounds formidable, well it is). Nowadays you don't need to write any JS, you use jQuery to access
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