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07-13-2019, 04:23 PM - 1 Like   #61
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Well,not that interested in the 2nd 11.Our real team plays in WHITE!

Ive not watched a 1dayer for 20-30years but try and watch most Tests or the highlights package.
Ah, the voice of a true patriot Yeah... it's only the World Cup

Joking aside, I'll probably be eating my words tomorrow... I've a strong feeling the Kiwis will take it, and I suspect the odds reflect that...

But if we do, by some good fortune, win the cup, it would be awfully nice to take photos of the event with that Fuji... especially on better advice than Mr Angry Photographer


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07-14-2019, 01:35 AM   #62
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Resolution is great, but I could have taken the same looking pictures with a Pentax K5 (honestly..). For the dynamic range (exposure latitude), I'm starting to believe that big pixels (5um, 6um) are better, especially with medium format where diffraction is showing its limit more often.

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For a fraction of the money, the PENTAX K-1 Mark II beat the dynamic range of the GFX100.
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I could have taken the same looking pictures with a Pentax K5
Beauty Body model Vita Mir VOGUE China Benjamin Kanarek | The BK Mag

Ben wanted to use a K-5 but couldn't contact you quickly enough.

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Ben wanted to use a K-5 but couldn't contact you quickly enough.
He got hired by Vogue when using a Pentax K5 or K3, because he has the eye and style and connection network to get business with Vogue, Vogue was satisfied when he used Pentax.
For magazines sized photographs (A4 or A3), given the subject is on focus, you won't see the difference between apsc and mf. The complain of Ben for switching from Pentax apsc to full frame Nikon was Autofocus. He then switched to Fuji apsc (XT2, XT3 = excellent AF), he then switched to GFX50 (AF speed worse than Pentax K5). Clearly, Benjamin Kanarek is sponsored, he uses what camera brands offer him to shoot with (otherwise , given that Pentax AF was insufficient for him, he wouldn't have used a GFX50, unless his choices are illogical). Big sensors are mode of the same material at the same production line as small sensors. Remember: magazines => apsc, posters => full frame, commercial wall = medium format.

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07-15-2019, 02:22 AM   #66
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Clearly, Benjamin Kanarek is sponsored,
No, he uses whats best for the jobs hes doing.Whether its Nikon/Fuji/Sigma/Canon and other stuff.



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Remember: magazines => apsc,
Not what he said, he uses the 50S for magazine pages.He says he only has to trim it a touch for perfect page size.

Its a wonder Vogue doesn't hire you,seeing you can do better...honestly!

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there is simply no other way than to give Fujifilm a gredit for what they have done with their GFX line. Even if I’m big fan of Pentax, that should not put this in shadow. what one would think about croppef MF sensor, ofcourse it has great all, big fat files too. Must say that I’m impressed of this beasts AF especially that eye / face detection. Can’t(can ofcourse, but why) think of how much more should it develope for normal portrait and landscape shooting. even with GFX 50 they had decent eye AF/face detection, but yes, slow AF compared to this.

yea. given that they have pretty good lens lineup and lenses are quite cheap for what they are, it certainly is a really good option. IF one has budget. and BIG bag. and need for 102 MB (instead of for example 50)and perhaps you dont need magnification glass to see the difference...
The thing that one gon’t need to fiddle a lot for doing your work, is a big plus regardless.
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Its a wonder Vogue doesn't hire you,seeing you can do better...honestly!
Even if Vogues hired me, I'd decline their offer as I'm making more money than if was working for them.

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No, he uses whats best for the jobs hes doing.Whether its Nikon/Fuji/Sigma/Canon and other stuff.
He's sponsored, Fuji offers nice sponsorships to photographers much less known than Kanarek.
How can Pentax K3 PDAF be too slow for him and GFX50S CDAF be fast enough? GFX50S is significantly slower than a K3.
When I asked him this, he broke like a kid unable to properly communicate his thoughts.

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there is simply no other way than to give Fujifilm a gredit for what they have done with their GFX line.
Fuji invested in making new lenses for their GFX line, that's good. Other than lenses, there is no thing extraordinary with the GFX50s, the 645z does CDAF and face recognition in LV mode. I've tried a GFX50S for awhile, I found it clunky, especially for the price. I much prefer to use the K1. The GFX line is relatively new, customers like that, even some people got themself a GFX50 not even aware of the 645z, because Fuji advertised, but feeling of novelty has nothing to do with picture taking capability.


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He's sponsored,
Fuji sponsored people HAVE to use Fuji exclusively.He uses what he wants. He adapts non Fuji lenses at times,Fuji sponsored people have left due to that exclusive restriction.
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GFX50S is significantly slower than a K3.
He shot his Nikons at 3 fps,so the 50S with the latest firmware has provided what his Nikons did.He states"99.9% keepers"...so I suppose the 50S is doing what he requires.He used(on the Chinese Vogue shoot) 50S for stills and XT3 for video, they suit his professional requirements.

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there is simply no other way than to give Fujifilm a gredit for what they have done with their GFX line.
Most definitely, and the X cameras and lenses do pretty well too.


First ILC digital was in 2012, they have progressed rapidly.
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QuoteOriginally posted by surfar Quote
Fuji sponsored people HAVE to use Fuji exclusively.He uses what he wants.
Being a photographer doesn't make that much money. Using what you are given free of charge (against a little promotion) helps financially. As a photographer, given that all camera are capable to take the high quality pictures, you usually adjust to the camera provided by the sponsor. One of our photographers is using a Canon 5DSr (50Mp) for his independent work as a photographer, but Fuji came to offer him to sponsor his workshops, so he setup paid photography workshops and for each workshop he gets lent a bunch of Fuji X camera to give the students, and he gets also paid by Fuji for running the workshop. All in all, the majority of his income comes from Fuji, and obviously his contract doesn't allow him to use his 5DSr at the workshop. The other one pro photographer runs a photography school, a photo magazine and a website, he doesn't promote any camera at the school, but he never bought a camera for more than a decade, he's got the reputation of an famous artist photographer, so he receive new camera models to evaluate (Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Sony, Phase One, Hasselblad, all of them), using a different camera every time, depending on who gave him a new camera model to try and review with an article online his photo school website and magazine.

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He used(on the Chinese Vogue shoot) 50S for stills and XT3 for video, they suit his professional requirements.
How do you know that? You've read the article. Why was an article written in Chinese? Is that because China is a big expending market for Fuji? Ben got some Fuji PR money for sure, so he's not going to say the Fujis aren't good. The $$$ speak for themselves

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I'm sorry, but Ben is very much about what gear he is given free. He was angry at Pentax for a long time over their unwillingness to sponsor him -- was very bipolar in his posts here, sometimes really happy with the amazing DA * zooms and sometimes angry about one thing or another. I will say that his style of shooting depends heavily on lights and I doubt that Pentax would be the best choice for him, although I doubt he could really see a difference in an edited photo between any decent full frame -- D850, 5D MK IV and his Fuji MF gear on a Vogue shoot.

Magazine resolution -- even Vogue -- is the sort of bar that any camera on the market today should be able to jump over.
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Even if Vogues hired me, I'd decline their offer as I'm making more money than if was working for them.

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He's sponsored, Fuji offers nice sponsorships to photographers much less known than Kanarek.
How can Pentax K3 PDAF be too slow for him and GFX50S CDAF be fast enough? GFX50S is significantly slower than a K3.
When I asked him this, he broke like a kid unable to properly communicate his thoughts.

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Fuji invested in making new lenses for their GFX line, that's good. Other than lenses, there is no thing extraordinary with the GFX50s, the 645z does CDAF and face recognition in LV mode. I've tried a GFX50S for awhile, I found it clunky, especially for the price. I much prefer to use the K1. The GFX line is relatively new, customers like that, even some people got themself a GFX50 not even aware of the 645z, because Fuji advertised, but feeling of novelty has nothing to do with picture taking capability.
QuoteOriginally posted by surfar Quote
Fuji sponsored people HAVE to use Fuji exclusively.He uses what he wants. He adapts non Fuji lenses at times,Fuji sponsored people have left due to that exclusive restriction.


He shot his Nikons at 3 fps,so the 50S with the latest firmware has provided what his Nikons did.He states"99.9% keepers"...so I suppose the 50S is doing what he requires.He used(on the Chinese Vogue shoot) 50S for stills and XT3 for video, they suit his professional requirements.

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Most definitely, and the X cameras and lenses do pretty well too.


First ILC digital was in 2012, they have progressed rapidly.
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Being a photographer doesn't make that much money. Using what you are given free of charge (against a little promotion) helps financially. As a photographer, given that all camera are capable to take the high quality pictures, you usually adjust to the camera provided by the sponsor. One of our photographers is using a Canon 5DSr (50Mp) for his independent work as a photographer, but Fuji came to offer him to sponsor his workshops, so he setup paid photography workshops and for each workshop he gets lent a bunch of Fuji X camera to give the students, and he gets also paid by Fuji for running the workshop. All in all, the majority of his income comes from Fuji, and obviously his contract doesn't allow him to use his 5DSr at the workshop. The other one pro photographer runs a photography school, a photo magazine and a website, he doesn't promote any camera at the school, but he never bought a camera for more than a decade, he's got the reputation of an famous artist photographer, so he receive new camera models to evaluate (Canon, Nikon, Fuji, Sony, Phase One, Hasselblad, all of them), using a different camera every time, depending on who gave him a new camera model to try and review with an article online his photo school website and magazine.
It is exactly just because of A Lot of money have been spilled to this entiere big menu of lenses and cameras, that they are pushing them everywhere. Why would we see all of these youtube videos other vise and all the rest. Known tubers have been given cameras and told what they want from them. That is all. Fuji has done it properly, and that has been only way. They did not really have possibility to have big line of vintage lenses ready to fullfill any of that. But they have all the knowhow, and money. You can see it at here.

They are playing the same game as any other camerabrand out there, being agressive, why not. This little reminds me of how Sony did develope their ILC. Fuji just went their way, but the same. Big money big what not. And it shows.

They say that it is aimed to be alternative to FF, but better than that. Well, all are comparing it to the MF. Is it better than FF? Compared to what I see at here, I could fit my K-1 to my pocket. There are better models from Sony, pana, canon,ect(they fit to a pocket too)..to get that functionality and speed and more than enough performance. Now they seem to go for extrreme amount of pixels. They are entering MF higher class tier? I just looked af flickr pool of fujifilm GFX 50&100 so far there is not much new, even underwhelming shots. Ofcourse Pro's or people who can take pictures are easy to pick, but could they do the same with almost any camera?

anyway. Looking forward of what is coming next..
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How do you know that?
He told us.

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Why was an article written in Chinese?
Well, it would be logical to assume that a photo shoot for Vogue China could be reported in the native language.

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Ben got some Fuji PR money for sure,
FOR SURE!....and how sure,why don't you ask him?

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I'm sorry, but Ben is very much about what gear he is given free.
So,what gear was he given free?
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QuoteOriginally posted by surfar Quote
Fuji sponsored people HAVE to use Fuji exclusively.He uses what he wants. He adapts non Fuji lenses at times,Fuji sponsored people have left due to that exclusive restriction.


He shot his Nikons at 3 fps,so the 50S with the latest firmware has provided what his Nikons did.He states"99.9% keepers"...so I suppose the 50S is doing what he requires.He used(on the Chinese Vogue shoot) 50S for stills and XT3 for video, they suit his professional requirements.

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Most definitely, and the X cameras and lenses do pretty well too.


First ILC digital was in 2012, they have progressed rapidly.
I am NOT sponsored by Fujifilm. I own 4 x Fujifilm X-T3's, which I use often, 2 x GFX50s's, which I use for the appropriate shoots an X-T20 and X-H1 for many of our videos. I also own 4 x Nikon D800/810's. Totally job dependent. I am shooting a major catalogue this week and will use my X-T3's. :-)
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the guy casually waving this $10000 camera about all the time in the video
You would probably be rather alarmed if you ever saw me handle my cameras in the studio, In video footage have noticed I unconsciously do this short right to left hand camera toss every now and then. Assistants that get very nervous every time I do it. But that is the trick, I have been doing it for decades I have never missed catching the camera.
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