Andy Wilson

Andy Wilson

Lives in Taiwan Taichung City, Taiwan
Joined on May 11, 2004

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On Fujifilm offers silver X-T1 and firmware update article (142 comments in total)
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Andy Wilson: Am I correct in presuming that the electronic shutter will make no difference to the maximum flash-synch speed?

I agree. It may actually bring the XT-1 into consideration for me (rather than wait for the XT-2). It could make a big difference for natural light portraiture and other relatively stationary stuff.

Looks like the X100 series and ND filters will retain their importance in the strobist world though.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 22:41 UTC
On Fujifilm offers silver X-T1 and firmware update article (142 comments in total)
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Andy Wilson: Am I correct in presuming that the electronic shutter will make no difference to the maximum flash-synch speed?

It would seem that in the X100T and therefore, in all probability the XT-1 the internal flash and hotshot are totally disabled so I'm not sure if the wireless transmitter would work. I'm also going to presume you can't fire strobes through the PC sync socket (though I have not seen that written yet - can anyone confirm). I suspect it is to do with the way cmos (as opposed to ccd) electronic shutters currently operate.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 14:29 UTC
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Just a Photographer: People that have bought the 'old' 56mm will be pretty angry.
It has only been on the market for less then 6 month and now they have thrown away a 1000 euro's.

Well, having looked at side by sides from both lenses the difference in bokeh is there but it is fairly subtle for the most part (at least in the shots shown). Not sure I would bother to take the extra financial hit over the original plus loss of PDAF. But for some the difference might be worth it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 07:46 UTC
On Fujifilm offers silver X-T1 and firmware update article (142 comments in total)
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Andy Wilson: Am I correct in presuming that the electronic shutter will make no difference to the maximum flash-synch speed?

That figures, I guess that, if not the laws of physics, at least the current state of sensor engineering means we are not there yet.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 06:01 UTC
On Fujifilm offers silver X-T1 and firmware update article (142 comments in total)
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Andy Wilson: Am I correct in presuming that the electronic shutter will make no difference to the maximum flash-synch speed?

To answer my own question, I'm fairly sure this will be the case as Zack Arias states that selecting electronic shutter on the X100T disables the hotshoe. Presumably it'll be the same in the XT=-1 silver and being a cmos it will be a rolling electronic shutter rather than an absolute one as CCDs are.

Still useful for the fast primes in natural light but at least my newly purchased 62mm ND filters are not going to be immediately redundant if I purchase this beast :)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 05:49 UTC
On Fujifilm offers silver X-T1 and firmware update article (142 comments in total)

Am I correct in presuming that the electronic shutter will make no difference to the maximum flash-synch speed?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 05:17 UTC as 38th comment | 7 replies
On Did Amazon just patent the seamless background setup? article (133 comments in total)

It's OK. Just make sure you are not using a model with only one hair on their head.

Direct link | Posted on May 7, 2014 at 10:10 UTC as 44th comment
On 1939: England in Color (part 1) article (221 comments in total)

Thank you for sharing these. I am in the middle of watching "The World at War" to get an idea of what my parents went through and the dating of these images from a honeymoon just before conflict broke out is very poignant.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 25, 2014 at 08:29 UTC as 158th comment
On Fujfilm interview: 'The only way is to keep innovating' article (228 comments in total)

I'm glad to see that that the customer's flagging up of the need for an upgraded flash system has been noted. It would be great if this could include built in radio transmission/reception as with Canon's new system and Yongnuo's efforts. And of course, High Speed Synch to increase the options with the fast primes outdoors.

Whilst I am adding suggestions 1/8000th shutter speed in future models would also reduce the number of times you need to screw on an ND filter with those fast primes. One of the few disappointments with the X-T1.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 15, 2014 at 12:10 UTC as 75th comment

"One small f-stop for man, one decisive moment for mankind?"
The ultimate f8 and be there, I suppose. Not sure about the overall value of the space race for humanity but I certainly respect the men who went there. I remember watching this as an 11 year old and still think it is truly amazing. Looking back at how fragile the lander appears in the photograph and thinking there is probably more computing power in the 'caps lock' key of the computer I am typing this on than on board Apollo 11, it's incredible.

One of the things that impresses me most about Neil Armstrong though is not just this and his general piloting skills and achievements but his quiet humility. It's refreshing, in this day of celebrity posers, to find that in someone who has actually achieved something of note.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2012 at 01:12 UTC as 27th comment | 2 replies

Is there likely to be any problem with the weather sealing when used with the OM-D? I realise it is only a rubber gasket seal but I'm presuming Panasonic have only put it together with their own (future) weather sealed bodies in mind.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2012 at 05:28 UTC as 40th comment | 1 reply
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