57even: Would be interested to be a fly on the wall at the product planning office in Japan. Lots of red faced apologies no doubt, but I suspect the issue was with one of their component suppliers, since it all seems to narrow down to the shutter itself.
But if anyone is thinking of actually getting a D610 it should be a very nice camera with very few issues and at current prices it's a bargain. I really liked mine, even though I did exchange it for a D800. The latter is objectively better, but I doubt you'd notice 90% of the time.
The 6D is now over 50% less than at launch in the UK, so I would guess you are right.
Would be interested to be a fly on the wall at the product planning office in Japan. Lots of red faced apologies no doubt, but I suspect the issue was with one of their component suppliers, since it all seems to narrow down to the shutter itself.
Still the best controls of any DSLR. So easy to use, especially in manual mode. The green button is genius. The grip is very comfortable too (at least on K5).
Heavy though! A D600 is only 850g, even if it is mostly plastic.
Not going to swap back from Nikon/Fuji any time soon, but this has the best specs of any APSC DSLR out there as far as I can see. Good job Ricoh.
D300 users who want 8fps could do worse. Wonder how good the new AF is.
I find with my CSC that a Gorillapod makes an excellent mini tripod because you can normally find something at eye level to wrap it around.
I also have a waterproof cycling cape. If you are at an event like an airshow and can't find shelter in a hurry, one of these can cover you and your bag in one go. No need for a bag cover. And they wrap up very small and fit easily in an outside pocket. You don't even have to put your camera away.
Better than C1 (IMO) but a lot of moire. I would say evens with LR - artifacts vs detail. The same old trade off.
In the end of this none of this matters all that much unless you are very very sad.
absentaneous: in some way it of course make sense but on the other hand I wonder where would be fair to draw the line. for example, I come across a great looking sports car on the street and I take a picture of it and turn it into a poster and I sell copies of it. does that mean the company which designed and constructed the car can sue me? by that logic one couldn't possible take a picture of something man made or designed and use it commercially without permission without getting sued.
Yes well done, you have put your finger on the depths of this absurdity. This kind of litigation is turning life for everyone into a legal circus. The chances of anyone in a creative business staying out of court is getting smaller and smaller.
show some sympathy darn it! Without large payouts how could poor lawyers earn a living?
57even: All these comments about Fuji AF. Really? They pretty much fixed it.
If you still have a problem, perhaps you're just not the sort that's prepared to learn how to use a camera.
Foolproof is for fools.
Well the opinion of the internet is the opinion of those that have no other opinion, so perhaps you have a point. ;-)
All these comments about Fuji AF. Really? They pretty much fixed it.
Sam Carriere: Have you ever tried to use Fuji support?If ever the customer did not matter ...
Yes, they were excellent. Fixed one of my cameras out of warranty because they agreed a card interface error should not have happened at all.
But I buy my cameras from a reputable dealer and generally let him handle warranty issues. So far 100%. His opinion is that he prefers dealing with Fuji to all the rest.
Still no 16 bit layer support.
Would reduce their costs if they just used the same code in both programmes.
Canon is next, maybe Nikon soon after. Both have new sensor-based PDAF systems for existing sensors. Sony putting out models which look like SLRs already to get everyone "in the mood" which have PDAF and Alpha lens support.
I guess for a while, both will sell alongside each other but it's clear which direction the industry wants to go. Pretty soon you will be able to get a reasonable level of AF with legacy glass on new mirrorless models, so you will have a real choice.
I can see low end SLRs being phased out in a few years, though enthusiast models may take longer.
peevee1: Prices in the Fuji system are mind-blowing.
So far I would conclude that I got what I paid for. These are not cheap plastic lenses like nearly all the APSC lenses made for SLRs.
Compare with Nikon and Canon's professional primes and they start looking quite cheap.
yabokkie: it says "fast and wide" in the title.
I'd say moderately fast and moderately wide for a 35/2.1 equiv. that's the work it can do, no more, no less.
Did you learn everything you know about photography from the forums? I only ask because most actual photographers I know don't make such silly comments.
57even: If this lens replicates the performance of the 14mm and the 35mm I will be more than happy. So far it's looking hopeful that I can switch back to using primes exclusively as 35mm is my favourite focal length. With the 14 and the 60 just about everything I need is covered.
Nice going Fuji, you are doing a great job of covering the bases with consistently good optics.
Have you even used one?
If this lens replicates the performance of the 14mm and the 35mm I will be more than happy. So far it's looking hopeful that I can switch back to using primes exclusively as 35mm is my favourite focal length. With the 14 and the 60 just about everything I need is covered.
Frank_BR: "Lens distortion has been reduced to an absolute minimum using only optical rather than digital correction, thereby delivering the highest possible picture quality."-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Hmmm…. Compare the statement above with what Hasselblad says in a technical article in its site:
"Images shot with an HC or HCD lens are automatically corrected for distortion, lateral chromatic aberration, and vignetting when processed in our Phocus™ software."
Everybody knows that the Hasselblad lenses are made today by Fujifilm, and that Hasselblad is all about picture quality. So, when Fujifilm draws attention to the "advantages" of optical correction of distortion, Fujifilm is being contradictory, to say the least.
The true is: Optical correction of distortion was important in the film era, but has no real advantage in the digital age.
With reference to Hasselblad's distortion correction in software - it is much easier to deal with the correction on a small sensor lens than a large one, especially if the lens' image circle is wider than the sensor. It's one of the reasons FF lenses always do rather well on APSC sensors. Most of the distortion is around the peripheral part of the image.
Also, on MF cameras, the standards of accuracy are a lot greater. The only way to eliminate it completely is through software, but the more you do in hardware the less detail you lose in the manipulation. What Hasselblad defines as "corrected" is probably at a fairly extreme level.
I can plug my smartphone into my car and use it as an MP3 player, navigator and hands-free phone.
Would I want to remove the steering wheel and controls and drive using the phone? Er..... no.
This does not replace a phone, and a phone does not replace it. So a far better answer is improved interoperability not integration IMO. I can really see the benefits of connecting a camera to my phone and using it for geo-tagging, backup and RC, even firmware updating and customisation, but not to replace the control dials on my camera.
Especially at this price....!
Wake me up when it's over.
57even: Without comments and forums traffic on this site would fall off a cliff.
It's like democracy. Everyone gets to vote, even the daft, the dumb and the antisocial. It sounds like a recipe for disaster until you consider the alternative.
Even when people react badly to an article or another comment, it's a sign that they are unsure of themselves, and therefore probably reluctantly taking things on board.
Commercial self interest is not incompatible with the point that engagement is a way to encourage people to come to a site, which is why you are here for a start.
It's commercial self interest to make products that people need and want and let them choose. Would you rather someone else decided for you?
If you hate it so much, you can leave any time.