guys I've tried installing windows 7 camera raw codec, but I still cant view them
I can view jpeg in windows, just cant view raw
can anybody shed some light on this..
New 16-Lens Pocket-Sized Camera Aims To Kick Bulky DSLRs To The Curb
When shooting photos on the go, 16 lenses are far better than one.
That’s the premise behind the L16, a new fits-in-your-pocket multi-aperture camera that its maker—a well-funded Silicon Valley startup called Light—thinks is going to blow away DSLRs with expensive lenses...not to mention smartphones.
The new L16 camera, from Light.
Light unveiled the L16 today, offering it for pre-order at $1,299 but saying it plans on charging $1,699 when the camera ships in late summer of next year. The L16, Light promises, will offer great optical zoom, high-resolution, substantial low-light capabilities, and very fine after-the-fact depth-of-field controls, all without the need for add-on lenses or a multi-thousand-dollar body.
The Light L16
The idea for the L16 stems from what Light’s founders see as a huge gap in today’s photography market. On one hand, you have the committed photographer who doesn't mind lugging a heavy DSLR around, while on the other, you have the people who rely on their smartphone cameras, millions of which are terrific in some situations, but ultimately have very limited capabilities.
Rajiv Laroia and Dave Grannan
According to Light cofounder and CEO Dave Grannan, the L16 replicates the functionality of a full-frame DSLR with three prime lenses, and a telephoto that zooms from 35 mm to 150 mm.
Under the hood, the camera—which is about the same height and width as an iPhone 6S Plus with a little more thickness—features five 35 mm lenses, five 70 mm lenses with mirrors, and six 150 mm lenses. The mirrors, explained Grannan, fold the optics, and help keep the L16 as compact as possible. It also has an onboard 5-inch LCD high-definition display.
Although the camera features 16 lenses, it uses just 10 when shooting a photograph. The L16’s magic, as Grannan puts it, is in the algorithms it uses to select which 10 to fire.
The key is that the camera was designed to simultaneously capture many different high-res images and then automatically fuse them into a single photograph with a resolution of up to 52 megapixels. That makes the L16 ideal for shooting everything from kids' soccer games to concerts, the company believes. And thanks to post-processing technology available on users’ computers, it’s also possible to edit photos to change the depth of field after the fact.
In addition, the L16’s exposure time and ISO settings are equivalent to that found on high-end DSLRs, Grannan says, while offering a depth-of-field perspective equivalent to f/1.2 that matches that of very fast, high-quality lenses.
The camera is also capable of shooting 4K video with true optical zoom.
Gap Intelligence analyst Scott Peterson told Fast Company by email. "It is this appeal of 'quality without hassle' that the company is banking on to drive adoption of its technology, adding weight to the launch of the L16, as not only a first product from Light, but also as one of the consumer market's first glimpses at something beyond the traditional imaging industry's recent offerings."
Peterson lauded the L16's "staggering 52-megapixel image output" as establishing a new threshold for consumer cameras. But he worries that the L16's cost, especially its full retail $1,699 price, "may be its biggest challenge" to capturing significant market share.
"While the L16's 'DSLR-killer' features such as depth-of-field control and its robust 35-150mm equivalent zoom range will undoubtedly resonate well with many," Peterson says, "consumer understanding regarding the benefits of Light's technology will be the hurtle to overcome, making Light's efforts to recruit brand advocacy/awareness critical in its early hour."
[paste:font size="3"]Foxconn—which is making the camera—that allows the Chinese manufacturing giant to build a scaled-down version of Light’s technology into smartphones.
According to Grannan, Foxconn will have the right to incorporate multiple lenses with a focal length of up to 100 mm into its partners’ phones. Light doesn’t have any control over who those partners are, and won’t necessarily have advance notice about such partnerships, but one of Foxconn’s major smartphone partners is Apple.
The story behind the L16 and Light.
Grannan said he expects Foxconn to begin shipping Light’s technology in phones by the end of next year. Light will be able to certify that such integrations meet its standards, and will receive a royalty on each phone sold.
On the basis of its technology, as well as its Foxconn deal, Light has secured a total of $35 million in funding. Today, it has 47 employees, mainly based in Palo Alto, Calif. The company is also opening a smaller office in San Francisco’s startup-centric SoMa district.
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Light knows that photographers are eager to share their photos, and that an on-the-go camera should make that easy. As such, the L16 features onboard Wi-Fi and Bluetooth functionality that enables instant sharing on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and other social networks.
The company also plans on offering a premium cloud-storage service, and the ability to push photo to users’ computers or tablet devices. At the same time, iOS and Android apps will allow people to post photos from their smartphones.
Its not my blog, just stumbled across on the internet, but it makes for an interesting read. Makes me appreciate my xf 56 even more.
Fuji X-T1 50mm Portrait Shootout – Day 2 (XF 56mm vs Leica Summilux-M and Zeiss C-Sonnar – Adjustable Bias
I've read good and bad things concerning the X-T1 autofocus performance. Some people claim it to be top notch and ready for sports/action photography, while other say it's 5 years or more behind in that regard (comapred to DSLRs). I know the experience and expectations vary greatly for people, some may be satisfied when a picture is mostly in focus, while some of the critics may just not know the traits of the camera system (because they are only used to DSLRs).
So that's why I'm looking for professionals that have used Fuji (especially the X-T1) for some time and can judge how good the AF performance of it really is. I'm interested in pictures shot wide open with shallow depth of field, in fast paced sport and erratic movements. Can the X-T1 keep up with DSLRs? If not, how many generations is it behind (e.g. similar AF performance to 7D, D200, etc.)? What are the differences compared to DSLRs that a photographer needs to take into consideration?
Thanks in advance for sharing your experience and assessment. Looking forward to your answers!
I normally use Adobe RGB and shoot raw. If I switch to RAW +JPG can I have the RAW images use Adobe RGB but the JPG files use sRGB?
Hi members from LA,
I'll arrive next sunday afternoon around 3 pm in LA. On monday I'll start a business trip for one week through the USA. My Hotel is not so far from the airport (Hilton Garden Inn Redondo) and the neighborhood of the Hotel seems pretty boring. So my plan is to take a taxi to Manhattan Beach, stroll down to Hermosa Beach, go for a swim, have a drink at a beach bar and dinner in Hermosa by the sea side. Good plan?
I was contemplating about renting a bike and driving along the beaches but not so much time, sunset around 7, no bike rental nearby.
Thanks for your input.
I often buy from ebay, especially my vintage glass and accessories (adapters e.g.). The stuff from china arrives fast, free of tax and customs and the support is great (as in free replacement, no questions asked)
But, I very often found a lot of stuff to be "missing", like vendor stores with 0 (zero) articles to sell but 200+ thousand positive reviews and I got on the store page after looking at an active auction.
Also, a little while ago, a friend sent me a link to an OM 50/1.4 in great condition at a great price. The link was from ebay.de and when I copy/pasted the exact title to my ebay (both on tablet with app/browser or on my computers browser) and searched for it, I couldn't find it anymore.
Obviously, I do NOT get access to all of ebay, despite searching for worldwide articles.
Did you ever experience this or do you know a solution?
Because it's really annoying not being sure if you really saw all the offers before purchasing a lens.
I also find my own auctions to only get a very small number of clicks (60 in a week), although the x100s usually gets thousands of views when I look at other, similar offers.
Can you tell me whether you can find mine? (and indicate your country/ebay-version)
Fujifilm x100s mit Zubehör - with accessories - great condition
It's the one in front of a black background; the only one as far as I can tell.
This is the link:
A lovely stretch of beach. I set out with the intent to get to a promontory (visible in the far distance) that I've seen from the road for, oh, 30-something years. Of course I got sidetracked by pretty much everything and didn't make it there until the best of the light was gone. I'll forego the distractions next time, maybe.
This was about a third of the way along the beach and demanded some of my attention. This is an 8 minute+ exposure with the sun in the sky. X Pro 1, 14mm, Lee Seven 5 system.
I am in the market for either an X Pro1, or an X 100s. I have tried the Ebay thing a number of times, and keep losing out. So, I am done with that. If anyone has either of these cameras, and have thought of selling, please message me on here and let's talk. I happy to use Pay Pal...
If I remember correctly, the original launched at 1600-1700 USD. Assuming the second iteration will be at least that much, what will need to be upgraded and/or included for you to be ready and willing to pay $1700+? In other words, what would need to be included in order for you to preorder without hesitation because it is just THAT AWESOME?
For me, it will be retention of the hybrid VF with some innovative improvements, much faster AF (noticeably better than the current xt1 with fw 4.0), better ISO performance with a much higher cap than 6400 natively, tilt screen with higher resolution than other current models, max mechanical shutter speed of 1/8000th, dual card slot, larger buffer, new processer with faster UI and general response time, slight increase in size if it allows for a larger battery.
If there is any possibility of introduction of the organic sensor (which will more than likely not happen) and/or a global electronic shutter, perhaps IBIS, then those things alone combined with the operating performance simular to xt1 would be enough to convince me. But I know these three things probably won't happen so I didn't want to include it in my list.
Just some random thoughts. Sorry if this has already been hashed and rehashed previously. I was just prompted to think about it since I just passed on buying a few other things in hopes that the xpro2 would be announced within the next 6 months.
Hey all. Firstly, not sure if this thread should go under the 'accessories' category, but please feel free to move it if needed, mods
I've been taking four lenses on my shoots recently. Currently in constant carry for events are:
5 total batteries
Might seem like a lot to some, but I've found the need to have the 12mm on me for weddings in tight spaces. I've also found the need for extreme dof that the 23 offers...Dang it, lol. The 16-55 and 50-140 are just staples I can't do without due to the ever changing nature of weddings. Zooms just make my life a bit easier. I can justify it all day
I have this all stuffed into a Billingham Hadley Pro, but find that the larger lenses take up a LOT of room and am finding it difficult to navigate through the bag easily. I absolutely love the bag for a non-gripped camera with the 23 or 16-55 attached and a few accessories in the pockets, but when I plan on shooting with a gripped camera, the bag proves a bit too narrow..
What other bags should I look at to offer me a bit more room for my gear for events?
I have to say that I looked forward to the "official info panel at top of portal that gave me update info, new product info etc. Is that making a return?
We brought Asmund home from the shelter a little over a year ago. He was malnourished, morbidly obese, and suffered a host of psychological disorders. He's much better now: having lost six pounds, gaining muscle in the process, and learning to trust people again. That said, we keep finding and treating previously unnoticed conditions; the latest being a large nasopharyngeal polyp that required cutting a hole into his skull to access. The eye issue (Horner's Syndrome) is a normal result of surgical nerve damage, and should clear up soon.
A quick post-op portrait taken with the 35mm and X-E1.
I recently downloaded trials of OnOne Perfect Photo and Nik Efex, and tried using them as plug-ins within LR 5.7. I was motivated by some really flat looking b&w photos (they did not look like that on my computer, but did when they were posted on a web site).
The edits I made don't seem better than what I can get out of LR, and I really dislike having to deal with only one module at a time when I open the file through LR. I do love the fact that I can erase things quite well in OnOne Perfect (I tried Affinity and it didn't work nearly as well).
I am not willing to put huge amount of time into getting the most out of these programs, because I have plenty to do to improve my composition, and also plenty left to learn about LR.
So I am wondering:
-what programs do you use in addition to LR
-how much do you use it/them (and is the price tag worth it)?
p.s. I understand that for printing these may be really useful, but I print very rarely.
I was using the XT-1 last night and noticed that, switching between continuous- and single focus, the number of available focussing zones changed (all of them on Single Focus, only the central ones on Cont Focus), whereas earlier on I had all available on both modes - me confused!
On my e2 where it used to say aperture it now reads FO, is there someone who knows why it would do that? and what does FO mean?
I don't really use my X100S much but last August, when I started to use it often, the sticky/inaccurate shutter speed dial issue happened. I brought it in for repair TWICE in the Fuji Service Center here in Manila, and now, I will be returning it again for theTHIRD time. The issue is intermittent. Every time I pick it up from the service center, it seems fine after testing it -- but after I test it at home (I do toy photography) the issue comes back.
Now, the Program (Auto) mode is not working and it's stuck in 4000 (for Auto) so all my shots look dark and when I change it to 2000 (it becomes 1000), then for 2000 (becomes 500). I'm so tired of it. I expect that having paid more than 1000$ for a camera, it shouldn't have this kind of mechanical problem. Though the guy who repaied it was really accommodating, it's very disappointing. If this issue will still happen after bringing it in for the third time, I don't know what I'm going to do.
On top of that, my 1 year warranty will end on October 24,2015. I'm starting to really hate Fuji. I saved my money for this camera
Has anyone experienced this problem lately?
I've been asked to take some photos at one of my daughters friends 18th Birthday party. (2 weeks time)
It's been held at a local rugby club, so mostly indoors, likely poor lighting, disco lights highly likely. I will try and do a recce but not guaranteed.
Have no other info other than that, no brief as to the kind of photos she wants so going on the basis of just trying to capture a mix of group, individual posed and candid, some of the decorations, presents if there are any etc. Just general shots of the occasion.
Kit wise I have an XT-1, with 18-55, 55-200, 35mm lens, an EF20 flash, and an X100T.
With the above in mind can you offer any top tips that will help make my life easier, and help me capture the best photos possible. Open to buying/hiring any new bits of kit too, always like an excuse. Have also been asked to do a wedding next year so any new purchase would get other official use.
Thanks in advance.
Everyone will understand that the terrible storms and flooding that have devastated much of the area where I live near Cannes mean that I am absent from these forums at the moment.
I was not affected greatly, nor were my family. Some minor water damage and I lost phone and internet for 2 days but no serious material or physical damage. Many homes and businesses were wiped out.
I can't bring myself to take photos of this but there's plenty here and through google.
Intempéries: les écoles fermées ce mercredi dans les Alpes-Maritimes
France floods: 17 dead on Riviera after storms - BBC News
La chronologie des événements, au lendemain des orages meurtriers
L'A8 toujours coupée entre Antibes et Saint-Laurent, plusieurs routes impraticables
I'll be back here once I've helped my friends and neighbours as best I can.
At the end of the year I intend to go to some place where there is many wild animals to see and photography.
I was thinking to buy the Samyang 500/6.3 with the T2 to X adapter (and a monopod).
(I have also the 55-200)
Has somebody an experience with that 500 ???
Any advice welcome.
Thanks in advance.