shigzeo ?

shigzeo ?

Lives in Japan Chiba, Japan
Works as a Writer, Audio Critic
Has a website at http://ohm-image.net
Joined on Sep 14, 2010
About me:

utterly impressionable

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On Fujifilm announces X30 enthusiast compact camera article (41 comments in total)
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RadPhoto: Also, I woudn't trust the first batch coming from Fuji! I got the X-T1 and had the the faulted keypad and Fuji is still in denial!

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ljclark: nowhere did I say I held the weight of the entire camera with my right hand. But the truth is that more grip has to be exercised against the camera body when a longer/heavier lens is installed.

Even without heavy lenses, merely pulling the camera out of its bag can open the SD card door. I was worried over the lockless D800 door when first I purchased that camera. But even that poor design never opened unless a LOT of pressure was placed against the camera. The X-T1 door literally can be brushed open.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 09:43 UTC
On The X-factor: Hands-on with Fujifilm's X30 article (34 comments in total)
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Mike FL: X30 is still 28mm as X10 and X20, but Sony RX100-M3 is 24mm (which is a big plus) while RX100-M1/2 was 28mm.

How can X30 compete with Sony RX100 M1 and M2 with sensor size and price?

@Mike FL: I realise you can zoom 'into' 28 with a 24 mm lens. I use several 24- and 28- lenses. Each time, the 28 is my favourite, if only because (with the lenses I use) 28mm is freer of distortion. That may not be true for every 28- lens.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 08:53 UTC
On The X-factor: Hands-on with Fujifilm's X30 article (34 comments in total)
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completelyrandomstuff: This is a really appealing design, at least to me.

@Mike FL: I think this one looks more like the X-Pro 1, which looked more like a modern medium format Fujifilm rangefinder. Neither look as nice as a Leica M, but they do share a Fujifilm family resemblance.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 08:43 UTC
On The X-factor: Hands-on with Fujifilm's X30 article (34 comments in total)
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completelyrandomstuff: This is a really appealing design, at least to me.

It looks pretty good, I'll give you that.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 08:32 UTC
On The X-factor: Hands-on with Fujifilm's X30 article (34 comments in total)
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Mike FL: X30 is still 28mm as X10 and X20, but Sony RX100-M3 is 24mm (which is a big plus) while RX100-M1/2 was 28mm.

How can X30 compete with Sony RX100 M1 and M2 with sensor size and price?

There are people that favour 28 over 24, but I'll concede it is personal. The sensor size is unfortunate, though. Thing is tiny.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 08:32 UTC
On Fujifilm announces X30 enthusiast compact camera article (41 comments in total)
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RadPhoto: Also, I woudn't trust the first batch coming from Fuji! I got the X-T1 and had the the faulted keypad and Fuji is still in denial!

The keypad is awful, but the self-opening SD card door is an unforgivable bonder; it opens every time I grip the camera strongly when supporting a lens longer than 50mm.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 08:08 UTC
On Fujifilm announces X30 enthusiast compact camera article (41 comments in total)
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Battersea: Fuji seems to know what photographers really want.

Apart from sensor size, that is.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 08:07 UTC
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shigzeo ?: I wonder if I am alone in wanting a digital M that is as light/thin as an M2, or better yet, a really stripped down one the size/shape of the CL.

@Old Baldy: I'm confused by whom you are replying to. No one in this part of the thread really is talking about price. We were discussing that we wanted a smaller M like a CL. Price isn't the issue, size/weight are.

Rangefinders used to be considered small. Today, the only rangefinder cameras still on market are the digital M, which volumetrically larger than previous Ms, or Fujifilm's medium format rangefinders.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2014 at 05:03 UTC
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shigzeo ?: I wonder if I am alone in wanting a digital M that is as light/thin as an M2, or better yet, a really stripped down one the size/shape of the CL.

@Plambert: the T isn't a rangefinder. I would like a rangefinder with native M mount. But the M (240) is a bit too much camera.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2014 at 01:29 UTC
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shigzeo ?: I wonder if I am alone in wanting a digital M that is as light/thin as an M2, or better yet, a really stripped down one the size/shape of the CL.

I've been wanting a digital CL for a long time. The CL is my favourite compact film camera, followed strangely enough, by the Nikon FE, though I prefer the action of the M2.

The current M (240) is a beautiful machine and quiet and well made. But it is too heavy today, especially when comparing it to other mirrorless cameras. It is as if the Leica ethos has eroded and floated down stream.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 12:47 UTC
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Artistico: Even without the red dot, I like that it still looks like a Leica. Perhaps it's a stealth thing. Without the red dot, it's less likely to be noticed or stolen. Then again, the resale value might suffer, so I'm sure you'll get people adding a red dot themselves, just like I've seen someone add red rings to non-L Canon lenses and selling them on eBay. Interestingly, the buyers actually bought them for more than the lenses cost new, which goes to show what we already knew: people like showing off their iconic brand looks.

@Squire: what do hipsters and Leica have to do with each other?

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 09:54 UTC
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peevee1: Weather sealing? Any matching sealed lenses?

HowaboutRAW is correct. The body is electronic. If anything is going to go wrong, it is there first. I'm glad they have done this. Again, I just wish the digital M was smaller/lighter.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 02:06 UTC
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Rage Joe: I bet we get this now for the fifth of the normal price since they have saved not putting the expensive dot on this.

It in incredible. Less than a year after the X-Pro 1 was released at 1600$ or so, I purchased a brand new one for less than 800$. Every other manufacturer produce/design/build cheaper cameras marketed at the same cheap market full of people that swap whenever they can and argue endlessly over which is better.

No maker is working to create long-term customers. They have neither image, nor end target in sight. Leica are the only ones that target a specific customer, and likely have had many of those customers for decades and will continue with dedicated customers.

That prices go up, or that they sustain over a product's lifetime is a good indication that the brand has value. If they go down, or rebates abound in order to expand the market, the company is targeting one thing: bottom barrel and massive market.

A quick look across camera history will show: bottom-leaning companies are dime a dozen and usually don't last long.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 00:55 UTC

I wonder if I am alone in wanting a digital M that is as light/thin as an M2, or better yet, a really stripped down one the size/shape of the CL.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 00:51 UTC as 64th comment | 7 replies
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pdelux: Thats Innovation! More Ram and remove the red dot. *Throw Bags of money* at leica.

The red DOT will come on the Limited Edition Version for an extra $2000 to be released later this year.

Unfortunately, you have been beaten to the same point by a number of people.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 22, 2014 at 00:50 UTC

Very glad you were okay and are getting better. Also glad to hear your insurance will cover the loss. I hope premiums don't increase. Glad to have your photos contributing to the forum.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2014 at 12:40 UTC as 44th comment
On sundown all around in the Harmony of Colours in Nature challenge (10 comments in total)

Beautiful.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2014 at 03:08 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply

It's the angles the commercial images were taken in that has me cringing.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 6, 2014 at 12:26 UTC as 8th comment
On Beyond the ordinary: Tim Dodd's Everyday Astronaut article (102 comments in total)
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Prairie Pal: Take away the orange jumpsuit and these are nothing. Take away the caption referring to "astronaut" and you wouldn't know what the H they are supposed to be.

And take away the camera and there's no photos? Crazy, eh?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 5, 2014 at 23:45 UTC
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ck139: "The Pentax 18-135WR has poor optical quality".Really? You have used one? My copy at least has perfectly acceptable optical quality. Is it as good as a wide aperture prime lens? No. If the Fuji version has even better optical quality than the Pentax then that will be excellent.

@Heie2: I've read all the reviews. In direct comparison to less expensive equivalent FF counterparts, they score about the same. In pure performance metrics, the differences are minimal at best vs. direct equivalent competition.

Where Fujifilm lenses tend to rock is OOF rendition vs their equivalent speed, which often is better than the big two. But in terms of overall performance metrics, scoring is, on average, equivalent.

EDIT: compare Nikon 85/1,8 AFS to the Fujifilm 56/1,2; the 35/1,4 to the Nikon 50/1,8 AFS; even the 14/2,8 struggles in some areas compared to the now-ancient Nikkor 20/2,8D.

Fujifilm lenses have certain very good qualities, but they are not measurably 'better'.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 17, 2014 at 02:00 UTC
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