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edorf_71: To my untrained eyes the x-pro2 walks all over the aps-c competition and some full-framers in absolute image quality. The JPEGs are ridiculously good! Combine this with Fujifilms fantastic lenses its all good! Maybe its time to upgrade my XE-1 or wait for XT-2 😊 Good job, Fujifilm!

"Why is it insulting? Did it made you feel your camera is small?"

Fuji fangirls are the best ;)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2016 at 10:34 UTC
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Amnon G: Interestingly FW4 didn't bring all features of X-E2s. The missing ones are shutter-speed IS features and auto-mode with scene selection.

Been engaging with FujiRumors and I don't know yet why the FW of the X-E2s is not identical to X-E2 now and if there's any hardware differences between the two except for cosmetic button labeling.

"X-e2 also has WiFi, no difference there."

Yeah so I noticed. Maybe it is built better? I toyed with getting a X-E2 the other day (after this update came out) but honestly the build of the demo was the worst of ANY camera I have played with in recent memory.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2016 at 10:31 UTC
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coldturkey66: Will older 16 MP models like my X-T10 also benefit from this improvement through a firmware update, or does this work only with the new 24 MP sensor?

"As I understand it, the improved video has been made possible as a result of the X-Pro2 having a more powerful processor, so I wouldn't expect it to be possible with the older cameras."

I think this is what Fuji says. However I would expect that part of the problem with the older 16MP Sony sensor is it could never do a full pixel sampling for video, it line skipped and did it pretty badly (not the worst but still). Add in the X-Trans array to a sensor that is skipping lines in video and I am sure it caused all kinds of headaches. This should be able to do better because of the sensor (plus the processor obviously which is needed to then downsample) but even with this processor tied with the old sensor will still produce the same old garbage.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2016 at 10:17 UTC
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yuyucheu: I hand hold this camera in Michael Camera. I tried to test shooting in theatre, I up iso4000 and A. I just fell it couldn't pick focus and action was really slow.

That's because 'fast' in Fuji-land means 'faster than the last version, slightly, maybe'.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2016 at 10:10 UTC
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Nick932: Cool Beans. I will never have to buy any AF lenses ;)

"Wait for next year and you'll see silent USM version as well.
And next year stabilized one too."

Ring motor will be nice, IS is not needed and will introduce optical elements - So pass.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2016 at 09:49 UTC
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bernardf12: Nice adapter but why can't camera manufacturers decide on a standard lens mount for mirrorless lenses? Something like what Pan and Oly did with the m4/3 mount but for APS-C and FF lenses. That would be great for consumers.

"Something like what Pan and Oly did with the m4/3 mount"

You mean have a single mount but then have companies come up with their own flavour so nothing is really as compatible as it should be - Yeah it's totally awesome.

Your point reminds me of this:

https://xkcd.com/927/

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2016 at 09:46 UTC
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halfwaythere: Sorcery.

"That's actually not such a great feat since current Sony lenses are quite average with one or two exceptions."

Bahahahaha!....

.....

Bahahahaha!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2016 at 09:43 UTC
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CosminMunteanu: Pentax had such a device in the '90s. Well, some sort of. It was a x1,7 focal lengh multiplier that could turn a manual focus Pentax lens into an AF one ;-)

Minolta had one too, I think they even had one for Nikon lenses to AF on A-Mount bodies if memory serves.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2016 at 09:40 UTC
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dansclic: Àgain a completely useless device : everybody knows how awfull pictures taken with wide angle leica M are. This is due to the sensor configuration. As long as Sony has not modified théier sensor , there no was for such toys. See Fuji, same problem. Photos taken with leica lenses fitted on Fuji cameras have blurred corners.....

"Àgain a completely useless device : everybody knows how awfull pictures taken with wide angle leica M are."

Again a completely useless comment : everybody knows how awful comments read on DPR are.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2016 at 09:39 UTC
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SeeRoy: "...to create an autofocus effect..."
Interesting choice of words - which actually says quite a lot.

"Interesting choice of words - which actually says quite a lot."

That it is badly translated?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2016 at 09:36 UTC
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Suave: Why make it mount-specific?

They have made it pretty close to mount agnostic.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2016 at 09:36 UTC
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nekrosoft13: if they make one for Pentax K or Olympus OM mount I will buy both :)

"What the guy was saying, I guess, is the possibility to have the same thing on Pentax or Olympus bodies"

Really? Don't think so, unless he was asking someone to develop a brand new adapter for the AF OM system from back when? I believe he was asking about using K and OM mount lenses in the same way and as stated above, will work with an adapter.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2016 at 09:35 UTC
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Sir Nick of High Point: This seems brilliant, and in hind-sight should have been obvious, given the way rangefinder lenses couple to the body. I'm surprised Leica didn't think of it first. Or perhaps they did, and there is some fundamental issue with the concept that I'm not seeing. Perhaps it's hazardous to the lens?

"I don't get it?"

Clearly not.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2016 at 09:31 UTC
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BigOne: I clearly remember reading on this very website that one of the characteristic features of A7xII was the ability to autofocus with any third-party lenses. I even remember lots of comments saying it was, thus, a Canon and Nikon DSLR killer. Now, all of a sudden, we have a Chinese adapter to do that? Could someone please explain where it all went so horribly wrong?

"Could someone please explain where it all went so horribly wrong?"

With the reader / commenter.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 13, 2016 at 09:29 UTC
On article Heavy hitter: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM first shots (341 comments in total)
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Douglas F Watt: And BTW,it's clear that Sony is concerned about having a reputation for small and light cameras with great sensors and a barely average zoom lens ecology. This lens kills two birds with one stone.

Sorry I prefer the handling of my A7R II to my 5D III actually and yes, with large and heavy lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 10, 2016 at 00:37 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 release moved to early March (68 comments in total)
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bubblyboo: Looks like the A6300 scared both Nikon and Fuji.
/s

"It's certainly not in the same class as the yet-to-be-seen D500, and the native lenses are so much better anyway."

Yes, Nikon have a stunning array of DX specific lenses that will really make the D500 shine. Most D500 users will never have to touch silly 'huge, heavy and expensive' full frame lenses because of this extensive catalogue in DX glass ;)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 22:42 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 release moved to early March (68 comments in total)
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NickyB66: Maybe some last minute firmware updates......

Isn't their plan that they release and then bring out firmware updates to fix, which everyone loves so much?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 12:23 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-Pro2 release moved to early March (68 comments in total)
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RStyga: Fujifilm, you'd better take your time. It's far, far better to delay, a few months even, and get it right than rush to release a potentially problematic product.

Nah, Fujifilm would never release a buggy product to market ;)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 12:22 UTC
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Amnon G: Interestingly FW4 didn't bring all features of X-E2s. The missing ones are shutter-speed IS features and auto-mode with scene selection.

Been engaging with FujiRumors and I don't know yet why the FW of the X-E2s is not identical to X-E2 now and if there's any hardware differences between the two except for cosmetic button labeling.

X-E2s has WiFi, pretty sure that is a hardware update?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 23:07 UTC
On article Heavy hitter: Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM first shots (341 comments in total)
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mrc4nl: Its all about a7 and Fe mount these days.

I wish sony would finally come up with a new aps-c lens. I dont want expensive FE stuff

Why upgrade over A6000?

- Better body
- Improved controls
- Much better EVF
- Better software (things like Auto ISO control)
- 4K video
- Much improved AF
- Improved responsiveness
- Improved image quality
- Uncompressed RAWs
- Ability to use with A-Mount and other AF adapted lenses
- 120fps FHD video
- S-Log3 (even A7R II doesn't have this)
- Stronger mount
- Dust and moister resistance
- Mic and Headphone jacks

Yes I know that some of those relate to video, but seriously it has to have a higher res sensor or isn't worth upgrading? Really?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 01:11 UTC
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