Rand Scott Adams

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    What do cataracts look like? Here’s one view.
    on: July 5, 2021 at 2:32 pm

    Mark,

    Thanks for the comments, and straightening me out on the proper way to paste.  Not sure why I didn’t “get that” from Chris’s post. Doh!

    Good thing I use L a b to color balance….  at least as a starting point with neutrals!  I’ll see if I can edit my chagrin out of my original post, since it was “dumb me” and not the site!

    Great… I was able to remove my critical comments on cut/paste!

    Mark, one of the things I said to my wife was that the “world looks more cheerful” and indeed it does!

    Rand

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    Re: Printing Colour Management
    Reply #1 on: July 5, 2021 at 1:43 pm

    I had cataract surgery on my left eye last Thursday.  The right eye is scheduled for this Thursday.  I was shocked at how much color contamination I’ve been living with.

    I took a printer test file into photoshop and did a open/close good eye / bad eye comparison, added a layer and replicated the contamination.  After this Thursday I’d not be able to do this.

    Here’s the side by side:

    Rand

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    Re: X Pro 3 Article
    Reply #2 on: July 4, 2021 at 10:32 am

    Kevin,

    Could not agree more.  The original tilt-out + vertical-tilt-out screen is genius.  It is eminently practical for actual “photography” as opposed to selfie-vlogging.  I was  very disappointed in Fuji for crumbling to the apparent pressure of critical reviewers who are apparently all from the vlogging, flippy-screen camp.

    I also agree that if the Pro 3 “even” had the tilt-out “only” screen of the X100v, it would be much better.  I happen to think Fuji “over thought” the Pro 3 and got caught up in their own “pure photography” nonsense.  If you’ve ever seen the movie, “Elizabethtown,” the Pro 3 reminds me of the tennis shoe “Spasmotica.”  LOL

    Happy 4th!

    Rand

     

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    Re: New Article Announcements & Discussions
    Reply #3 on: July 3, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    Interesting take….    You can, of course, look at / adjust menus using the EVF.  And, if you set image review to “continuous” you get an instant review of your image that remains until you half-press the shutter.  That’s what I do on my Pro 3.   I wish Fuji had just stuck with their tilt screen like the X-T3 (I don’t like the flippy screen of the X-T 4, it’s an “also ran” compromise, accession to all the other cameras out there designed for selfie-bloggers, IMO).  And, if Fuji comes to their senses on the X-Pro 4, I’d love that.

    Not mentioned in your comments is the better magnification in the viewfinder, and the better eye-relief for those of us who wear glasses.  A significant improvement over the Pro 2, IMO.

    But, my take-away is that the Pro 3 is fine as is, if not optimal.  And the RRS L-Plate doesn’t block battery access, and allows a good range for the LCD when on a tripod.

    All this is “old news” and makes me wonder what the point of the article actually is?  All of this has been “done to death” on almost every photo site, long ago.

    I also have an X-100v – it’s a great little camera!

    Rand

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    Re: Medium Format
    Reply #4 on: June 30, 2021 at 11:58 am

    https://fujifilm-x.com/en-us/support/download/firmware/cameras/gfx100/

    Fujifilm released Verso 4.0 firmware last night.

    Be aware that it “may” put your body in “Program Mode.”  I know first hand of 4 different bodies that had this happen.  It’s not a big deal to hit the shooting mode button to put it back into your preferred mode, but it was a bit confusing on first blush as to “what the heck happened!”  🙂

    It also set my Q menu back to Fuji defaults.  Other settings I had configured from the menus, it left intact.

    Rand

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