DimensionSeven: I have 1 questions that neither the press release nor this hands on preview answer regarding the new kit lens:
Does the front element rotate while focusing and zooming?
Thank you, DpReview!
My nikkor 55-300mm rotates.
" 52.5mm on a DX camera such as the D3300. The lens is surprisingly light and compact."
And surprisingly expensive.
Geir Ove: Hello DPReview Staff,
When can we expect to see the X-E2 Review? I have to resort to other sites to find Reviews nowadays; this is not like it was in the Phil Askey days...
It has a significant difference to the XE-1 in that the jpegs have less shadow range. Shadow setting at 0 is the equivalent of +1 on the XE-1.
For low contrast jpeg shooters (like portraits) this is a major bummer.
itsastickup: Serious contrast issues. Seems like the early shadow cut is affecting this camera also.
Apparently this disaster is due to dpreview saying that the pics of the earlier cams were rather low contrast.
Fuji should listen to their engineers not dpreview.
It's because of this problem that I definitely won't be getting an XE-2, and now I'm worried about the XP-2.
fix this issue, Fuji, or at least let shadows go down to -3 to allow us to compensate for your manipulation.
"Easy to adjust both for JPEG and of course in RAW. Why is this an issue?"
Not if this is like the XE2, where shadow 0 is now the equivalent of shadow +1 on the XE1.
The point is that for jpeg shooters, which is one of the major attractions of Fuji, this IS an issue. They've lost quite a bit of shadow detail when all Fuji had to do was give us -3 shadow.
Serious contrast issues. Seems like the early shadow cut is affecting this camera also.
undergrounddigga: Happy Holidays to the dpreview community (contributors and readers).Thank you for the reviews!:)
Can we please have less equivalency calculators/posters next year?I think by this time, everyone effin' knows that an F.1.0 lens gathers just as much light on a m43 sensor as on a FF sensor, and also, that in terms of DOF an f1.0 lens on a m43 sensor is similar to a f2.0 lens on a FF.
I didn't know that.
tbcass: As someone who grew up using manual film cameras during the 60s on I think this whole concept is stupid. Why didn't they limit the number of photos to 36 by putting a tiny amount of memory in a film like canister (no memory cards), Eliminate the buttons and LCD. Intentionally make all IQ above iso 400-800 grainy. Even eliminate AF. These would make the illusion complete? Sometimes this nostalgia stupidity just doesn't make sense.
Ah, totally thought it was mirrorless.
(unknown member): This camera is competent, but no more. Hell it should be excellent! A triumph of marketing over substance. pricing really is plain silly: With Christmas special offers you can get a D800 for less. Hard choice guys?
This is designed to appeal to a certain market: Dare I say Footballers Wives? More money than sense: All fur coat and no knickers?
Not necessarily silly. the middle of the market is dropping away so why not aim for the ever-richer top of the market.
I think you're just being bloody minded. There's plenty of people who prefer classic styling.
So the Camera isn't perfect, but as a camera it's still a pretty good one. All things being equal, I would certainly prefer to get this over the DSLRs.
cgarrard: I'm going to go right out and not buy one, thanks!
Thanks for telling us.
Johnny Liu: I voted the K-3 because i felt it was the only no compromise enthusiast camera in the list. Everything else is crippled in some way....
mpgxsvcd: Why IS in a super wide telephoto lens?
The first certainly is.
Jonathan F/2: A bunch of whiners on here. If you make any money with your camera gear, buy first party batteries or use AAs in a vertical grip.
Yes, dreadful that we should whine about our now dead batteries, and be forced to purchase unreasonably priced Nikon batteries that bring nothing extra.
itsastickup: Camera sales plunging, not too bright a future considering mobile phones and tablets, no product diversity.
And now defecating on their customers.
Time to abandon ship.
But which ship to go to? Canon has no DR. Sony has poor bokeh in their zooms and mediocre lenses generally. Pentax is boutique. Olympus has no bokeh unless you go well off-piste. Fuji has a rather limited lens selection. Who have I forgotten?
Come on Canon, get some decent DR in to those cameras.
You need bokeh in normal/50mm-equiv lenses to justify a purchase. That's just portraits.
For a lot of us, bokeh is SUPER important. No bokeh/OOF, no buy.
Camera sales plunging, not too bright a future considering mobile phones and tablets, no product diversity.
Wow!!! Guaranteed to make a LOT of people very angry. This move should have been pre-announced. There's no question they will lose customers.
Are Nikon going to compensate all those owners with 3rd party batteries?
This is a company that really does not give a scheisser about the customer.
Of course, it could just be seriously poor QA. Either way, some heads are going to roll I think. Such poor customer relations will almost certainly produce a reversal and a sacking. So far, no word from Nikon. It looks to be deliberate.
Time to sell all your 3rd party lenses before it's too late.
I would sell all your first party stuff too, if I were you.
What particularly offends me about these kinds of pics is the intrusion on private grief.
Top ten sensationalist photos of the year.
I like such pics but these don't work for me. No atmosphere. Either over-processed or too close-up, or the light seems wrong.
And they'll never do better than the vietnam pics, such as
photo nuts: 580g? The more useful Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 only weighs 560 g.
Presumably, with all those elements, it's highly corrected.
And Tokina has terrible multi-coatings. I would have purchased their wide angle zoom otherwise.