mekanik

mekanik

Joined on Jan 11, 2012

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On A sneak peek at our forthcoming camera test scene article (323 comments in total)
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Jo_To: The first time I looked at the new scene, i thought OMG what a c..p. were is my beloved wrist watch? Many aspects could be prooven here at a closer look. The blue for the sky, sharpness, and noise.

Now I took a closer look to the new test scene, and I have to admit, it's not that bad at all. Because it's bigger you have to look closer. I found plenty of good stuff .Many Textures and some shiny objects, little tiny fonts, different kind of feathers.

But at least I have to say:

PLEASE SAVE THE WIRST WATCH!!

and Robot and Paperclips would be very helpfull too
And the Martini? I like Martini a lot ;-)

Totally! Paperclips on this green needle pillow (or whatever this fantastic noise magnet is) and the watch. I will definitely miss them!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 10, 2012 at 17:10 UTC
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gianniviola: We need an equivalent (in 35 mm) of 28mm, 35mm, 50mm at a good price and possible stabilized. We need for real photography on the street!!!! We don't need stupid zooms for dummies

Exactly. Fuji knows that but Sony apparently didn't get the message. And f/1.4, at least the standard prime. Noise is an issue with all these pixels, we need faster lenses to shoot at lower ISOs.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2012 at 11:05 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon D800 hands-on preview article (265 comments in total)
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Gabor Kiss: Sounds good all the specs except why so difficult to understand than photographers don't really want video mode. Maybe just personal experience even I use canon 5d mk2 but not for a second never turned on the video.
Much more waiting for results of noise handling with this resolution instead movie mode. I hope canon won't do the same as nikon and will focus for still picture, anyway we have to live with this combination either canon or nikon.
Let see the test first...what will you get for your money:D

One of the reasons I love Fuji XPro1. Yes it does video... if you insist and really have to but no stupid red dot button that you 'always' press when you in a hurry to take a photo (and it usually takes quite a few steps to leave movie mode, horror!). I want my still camera to take still images.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 16:53 UTC
On Just Posted: Nikon D800 hands-on preview article (265 comments in total)
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Gabor Kiss: Sounds good all the specs except why so difficult to understand than photographers don't really want video mode. Maybe just personal experience even I use canon 5d mk2 but not for a second never turned on the video.
Much more waiting for results of noise handling with this resolution instead movie mode. I hope canon won't do the same as nikon and will focus for still picture, anyway we have to live with this combination either canon or nikon.
Let see the test first...what will you get for your money:D

My problem is that the engineering power in all camera companies is heavily shifted nowadays to provide video capabilities that apparently 'everyone' desires. And when you look at the specs of a modern camera movie modes take more space there than still modes. Maybe I'm in minority, I've never ever made even a second of video footage but what really worries me that it seems camera companies stopped improving photographic capabilities of our cameras. Or in other words who knows how much better quality of the stills would be if 80% of engineers weren't busy working on video.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2012 at 11:38 UTC
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Marty4650: The lack of IBIS is disappointing.

Especially for people who like to use legacy lenses with adapters. Is it that difficult or expensive to put this feature on a camera?

Even the cheapest Olympus Pen has it.

Come on! There are fast primes. People have been using such lenses on film for decades without any IS and that's when ISO 3200 was unheard of.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2012 at 11:18 UTC
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mschf: Dear Fuji, please make a tilting LCD variant of this beaut and I'm sold.

"Why? That would make the thing too big."

My point exactly. And there's no movie record button! Hurray! They usually place them somewhere near shutter release or on/off switch and I always press them. I just don't want to use my camera to make any movies. Finally someone understood that still camera is made for stills. I mean there is an option but somewhere in the menu... if you must....

Direct link | Posted on Jan 12, 2012 at 11:15 UTC
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PeterTom: So the 60mm not-so-fast macro lens will be the longest prime...
For me 55mm/1.4 or 1.8, 85mm/1.8 or 2.0 and 100mm or 105mm/2.0 are missing in the line.

It still has reasonably good EVF (after Sony's OLED EVF even the best ones overnight become only reasonable) that can be used with tele lenses. That's the whole beauty of this hybrid VF.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2012 at 14:32 UTC
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PeterTom: So the 60mm not-so-fast macro lens will be the longest prime...
For me 55mm/1.4 or 1.8, 85mm/1.8 or 2.0 and 100mm or 105mm/2.0 are missing in the line.

I can bet this 60mm f/2.4 will be enough for portraits but it won't work as a fast 'indoor event' tele. Have they made 85mm f/1.8 (or even this 60mm but much faster) they'd have had killed two birds with one stone.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2012 at 13:16 UTC
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PeterTom: So the 60mm not-so-fast macro lens will be the longest prime...
For me 55mm/1.4 or 1.8, 85mm/1.8 or 2.0 and 100mm or 105mm/2.0 are missing in the line.

85mm f/1.8 missing indeed! I'm using it quite a lot. Concerts, theaters etc. and 60mm f/2.4 just won't replace that. They call it 'fast' but it isn't. And it isn't even on this roadmap. I'd prefer that instead of all these zooms. And why so many wide lenses? 14, 18, 23, 28, 12-24 and absolutely nothing on the long end.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2012 at 12:54 UTC

No one seems to mention typical rangefinder's viewfinder feature that Fuji cameras share - more than 100% frame coverage. Everyone should try that at least once in their lives. There's no going back. It aids framing in the most magical way. Your composition becomes so much better when you actually see not only what you include but also what you leave out. Even now only the more expensive DSLRs offer 100% VF coverage. And the brightness and clarity in these faux rangefinder VFs of Fuji are only comparable to a FF DSLR with very fast lens attached. Something average photographer is unlikely going to ever experience. Is this worth a premium price Fuji is asking? For me it's a big YES! But there's so much more. 'Analog' controls. I mean aperture ring where it is supposed to be, on the lens! And I dig the retro looks. This is naturally individual thing. Someone complained about its size but you miss the fact that the body with 3 primes will likely be lighter than average DSLR's body alone.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 11, 2012 at 12:12 UTC as 37th comment | 2 replies
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