I'm happy to see winning a simple and great photo shot with an amazing fully manual film camera! :)
Shamael: this body is huge, but there are some issues one can discuss. X-trans sensor is not everyone's thing. Then, 1/4000th only, lenses that cost a fortune, and last not least a kit that is just 150$ cheaper than a A7 kit at Negri shop. For the rest, I think that Fuji made a huge job, but, let's first see the results. Unless they give the algorythm to third party sotware developpers like Adobe, Phase One, DXO and similar, the X-trans sensor is for me none of interest. As I said, let's see the results first. All in all, I am tempted by such a camera. I wait what Sony will bring as a NEX-7 replacement first as well.
Sure, that's right, but for most applications I faced (full body portraits, face portraits) I mostly had the opposite problem: have the full subject sharp when I had to use an open aperture due to available light conditions. Even shooting with a 24-70mm f2.8 I never had problems in getting the needed plane separation.In case you need really selective focus on something far from the camera I fear that even opening at f1.4 would not be enough and you would need a T&S lens.
Rage Joe: "in our opinion ..... the EV dial is too stiff"
Sony α7/α7R Experience:
... "and the EV compensation dial turns accidentally in a bag, and even when I'm just hand-holding the camera - I have to check it every time I want to take a picture." - by Shawn Barnett
Actually I switched too from a Canon AE-1 to an A-1 to have aperture priority... but in the end I always used it in manual mode because I couldn't get used to the aperture ring at the place of the speed ring!Now I'm very happy that my xpro1 have the rings in the "right" position again! :)
jtan163, a simple tip from an amateur that is from Italy and so is used to shoot with sunshine: set the aperture to f2 instead of f1.4. Even with a 35mm on APS-C you will get a nice OOF background and a correct exposition. If you take a portrait at f1.4 with the eye on focus, the tip of the nose will be most likely already blurry.
> well it's at least not as bad (or good) as a keyboard with each key assigned to a word in the dictionary.
With the difference that beside aperture, speed, iso and exposure compensation I don't need anything else to properly expose a photo, instead to properly write I need more than 4 words (anyway 26 dedicated keys are enough).
Right Ranford! Unfortunately (or maybe luckily) it never happened to me to shot a bullet speeding toward me for which I would have needed blazing fast tracking AF, 10fps, 1/8000th and f1.2!
Sure, yabokkie! It's so much more comfortable needing to push some buttons to change the dial function, then check in the lcd that the right function is selected.
Personally I love to have dials with fixed functions that I can easily operate without taking my eyes away from the VF or wandering which is their function in that precise moment.
As it has been long discussed, the xtrans handling from third party software it's not an issue anymore since long time. I use Lightroom with my xpro1 with very good results, no worse than what I get from my Canon 1D mkIII.Lenses are not cheap, but not even expensive compared to other producers and considering the quality.And honestly, how often did it happened to you to need to shot at 1/8000th?
_P: Question for Fuji owners: there was a huge problem with RAW processing software, that's inducing Adobe, which - in short - wasn't able to refine fine details. The only one doing a decent job was Photo Ninja. How is the situation with this regard now?
Anyway, what a beautiful / terrible times!D610: 1329 GBPE-m1: 1300 GBPA7: 1230 GBPX-t1: 1059 GBP6D: 1350 GBP
I'm on the market to upgrade from E-1. Got E-PL5 for my wife already and its fine for casual use, but I don't like it for landscapes very much, so I will not like E-m1. Now, taking into account that it cost THE SAME as D610, some serious question have to be asked... I would consider myself mad if i'd choose E-m1 over D610 for landscapes and low light work, though on the other hand Nikon is terrible with manual focusing over VF. So if FUJI RAWs can now be processed into something decent to wonderful that may be just the perfect compromise. Also seems best option for MF lenses with those different kinds of MF support in it.
I have an xpro1 and use Lightroom to process the RAW files with really good results.For landscape I would anyway go for a D600 or 6D: they give the best IQ and they have a TTL OVF that's way better than any EVF when it comes to use a polarizer filter. They also have a wider lens lineup.
Demon Cleaner: It looks a beautiful camera, certainly much more aesthetically pleasing than the E-M1. However the ISO lock issue and the convoluted & antiquated means of moving the focus point completely detracts from the purity of the shooting experience (for mine).
After initially being a non-believer, the wheel has well and truly turned, and I simply refuse to purchase a camera that doesn't have a well implemented touch screen control anymore.
In a weather sealed camera made to work at -25C probably NOT having the touch screen is good, since it would freeze and would be totally useless.Beside that if you use the viewfinder it's much easier and faster to know where the knobs and buttons on your camera are and use them than having to take step back from the camera to look at the screen. Using the viewfinder also considerably improve the stability of the camera, since you keep it pressed against your head.
Mike99999: I'm delighted to see another great alternative to the horrible APS-C Canon and Nikon cameras with non-existent lens selection.
So now the original OM-D has spawned two clones: on one hand the APS-C Fuji X-T1, and on the other hand the full frame Sony A7/R.
So with the Fuji you get a 24% larger sensor than the OM-D, but you have to give up IBIS and blazing fast AF.
Sounds like a great option for those who can't decide between an OM-D and an A7.
Though with the full frame alternative priced so competitively, that itch for the full frame magic might be unbearable. No matter what the equivalences say, the bokeh of the Fujinon 23/1.4 cannot even match the slow and tiny Zeiss FE 35/2.8.
yabokkie... again I miss your point... or even if you're serious or sarcastic!
Mike, really? Canon and Nikon APS-C (DSLRs) have a "non-existent lens selection"? I'm wandering which lenses you need for shooting!
cheddargav: As a wedding photographer, I just want someone to give me 2 of these, the 23 1.4 and 56 1.2 for 2 weddings and I can compare it to my Canons. If the AF and overall performance is on a par with the 6D, I'm in
Much more than enough for a wedding, anyway.
mgblack74: I'm looking for the word "silly" in this review. It was used fairly early in the the description of the Nikon Df and it never had a chance in the eyes of DPR reviewers after that. I guess because everyone is horny over Fuji these days, design elements are looked at through rose coloured glasses. C 'mon DPR... show the world you're fair and consistent and tell us the Fuji XT-1 is a silly design. An extra button step to engage selectable AF points should warrant that at least, no? Or the low mileage batteries, no? Or the single card slot, no? Hmmm.
Why " you need to take away your eye from the VF"? Can't you just turn the dials keeping your eyes in the viewfinder? And the button to lock the automatic selection of speeds and the iso it's actually a good idea, so you don't risk to change it without wanting it.
Tapani Tarvainen: "freezeproof to -10°C/+14°F" sounds a bit funny. I'd like one that promises to work down to -40°C. Although generally they can handle colder than spec'd: I've once kept my Canon 7D below -30°C for over two weeks nonstop --didn't bring it in to avoid condensation-- without any ill effects. On the other hand, Panasonic GX1 went bonkers in one hour at -20°C, so... reliable data on various cameras' cold-proofness would be nice. DPR, how about taking this thing to a winter photo trip to Alaska or something? ;-)
Plastek, if you read before replying to a comment you would have noted that I referred to -40C as Siberian temperature. In western Europe, as Babalu pointed out, you can hardly get to -25C in winter if you're not on top of a mountain.
Shiranai: I think Fujifilm wants to compete with the 6D here. They share similar flash X-syncs and max shutter speeds as well as the wifi smartphone connection.For the biggest con of the 6D, the missing flash, they bundle a flash with their model.
I don't really get your point Plastek... is a 1Dx or D4 "just an overpriced P&S with few lenses to choose from"? Well... it makes me think you've never shot with a SLR before...
In the press release it's stated -14F, not +14F... that would mean -25C. Still not -40C, but most likely most of us are not going to shoot in Alaska or Siberia in winter. ;)
munro harrap: Is it still a half-frame sensor? that IS the question
Why "that IS the question"? I would say that a more appropriate question is "how IS the IQ", just to name one... and if it's in line with the x-pro1 it's high enough to compete with most FF out there. So why should I pay more for a bigger sensor and bigger lenses? Do you complain also that the D800 is still a full frame and not a MF like the Phase One?By the way, no, it's not a half-frame sensor, it's a 2/3-frame sensor.
mr.izo: this is not ff camera right? not so good idea, if you ask me..sorry for repeating ff mantra, didn't see comments bellow.
Good idea, instead, most of all if I look the size of a ff 35mm f1.4 (Nikon, Canon, Sigma) compared to the excellent fuji 35mm f1.4.From IQ point of view my Xpro1 is not worse than most ff out there and, honestly, the DOF of a f1.4 lens on crop factor is much more than enough for most uses.
HubertChen: What am I missing? The X-T1 has the viewfinder in middle of the camera, which is ergonomically bad, as now my nose is colliding with the display. The previous X-Models have the viewfinder in the corner of he camera, which is way better.
Other then than the bad placement of the EVF, what is the difference?
And do not get me wrong. I love the Fuji X-Cameras. They are very well designed and work like a charm. Just do not see the excitement of bad placement of the EVF and why to create a new camera family? If they want to increase sales, work on cost down of the wonderful X-Gestalt.
Weather sealing maybe? To compete with the Oly...As for the EVF... it's placed where it is placed in any SLR. Probably since I always used my left eye to look inside the camera I don't see any issue with that.
BaldCol: I've never used a camera with anything other than the standard Bayer layout. Do any of the alternatives from Fiji or the Foveaon from Sigma make a lot of difference in the real world?
Well, regarding Fuji X-Trans: I now use LR as RAW converter and it works very well... images are extremely sharp and noise is not really a big issue (at least comparable to what I get with my Canon 1D mk3 and L glasses). I honestly don't find any more any drawback in using it against standard Bayer sensor.