cgarrard: Fuji aren't just building new lenses, they are building confidence with photographers in a camera system.
Take note, very important.
It's mostly no new functionality but more speeding up the AF-algorithms or fix spelling errors.
...but on the other side you can call Fujisoftware "banana firmware". Ripes at the customer.
Apart from any Sensorsize Canon win's, as Fuji has a problem with ISO >400:
Just looking on the picture... it's getting unsharp on X-Trans:
vscd: Thats a problem of sony. The good idea is not enough... the whole system counts. They build the best sensors but f.e. have a lousy system around their A7-bodies with 4 different lenses.
A camera is not the body, only. You need optics, flashes, software or accessoires. This is fine for a fixed lense full frame cam... yepp.But I hope the curved sensor is not to expensive to build. At least not more that the 2 or 3 Glasses you get rid off in the optics...
Wow. What a system. Jump on it. Supposed.
Timbukto: You can always count on me to nitpick, but the redesigned mirror bounce/damping is not only good for studio, landscape, or macro, but is potentially a boon for hand-held shooting as well. It is EFC alone that is not that beneficial for TTL shooting. Historically mirror bounce usually only effects rather slower shutter speeds than what is typically used for even low light people shots, etc...however its certainly within the realm of possibility that mirror bounce/damping can improve burst stability! Of course unfortunately none of this matters much unless someone takes the time of establishing a baseline amongst many DSLRs... The analog oscilloscope shots done by DPReview members in the MFT forum can lead the way of making some rather effective tests however. In short, EFC should benefit liveview shots. Mirror redesign is the opposite, has not much effect on liveview shots when EFC is enabled and should benefit TTL shots.
>Yes indeed, I do believe that in 10 years from now 'SLRs' >like we know today (those Canon and Nikon SLRs) will mostly >be gone and be replaced by mirrorless systems.
What's your bet? A beer crate? I heard this sentence from Rollei with twin lenses, Leica with rangefinders and again back in the 90s while the pelliclemirror went to the market. It's like analogue watches or Unix. It's not going away just because someone tells you. The *photographers* will decide, not the companies.
@arbuz The funny fact is that you name out the advantages of a mirror. And if they're gone the mirrorless is better. Yepp. Those advantages *ARE* the reason why the mirrorless aren't on par by now:
>A7r with is terribly slow AF
And why? Yepp, the mirror gets the light to a *dedicated* AF-Modul with phase detection.
>and bad shutter shock
Try Mirrorlock. New feature since 1950. Rocks.
>poor battery life
Because you don't need a battery with a Mirror.
> + little native glass just shows why mirrorless are future.
Native Glass? Getting your Glass 30 mm closer will make it 30mm shorter. Nice gain at a 70-200 f2.8. Now please come back to me with the advantage of a mirrorless. Especially for full frame cams and a "normal" lense-arrangement around 24-70, 70-200, 100-400.
EssexAsh: a set of mediocre snaps only of interest because some actor took them.
Yes, he was great as person, but his photos don't touch me, too. It's not bad. But why not say it?
>Mirrorless is the future anyway.
Keep on repeating it. It's surely getting true as long as you repeat it.
CNY_AP: Continuous AF in DSLRs isn't very good either unless they've greatly improved recently. I therefore use single shot AF for everything with my SLR.
As long as my english is better than your german you better be quiet. ;)
Interesting, but it has no real advantage because you just use an old lense on your NEX. Maybe a Tilt/Shift Cam can give you some new possibilities.
I checked. In this case the *answer* was "moron", not the spelling person. This is called a verb and it defines the word right next to it in grammar rules. ;)
Thats a problem of sony. The good idea is not enough... the whole system counts. They build the best sensors but f.e. have a lousy system around their A7-bodies with 4 different lenses.
Yes, I expected a moron answer. Thanx for prooving me right. Out of argument error?
So, you buy a small (and nice) Fuji X-T1 to show all your friends that mirrorless cams are lightweight, small and able to beat fullframe sensors... and then attach this hump to your cam? Congratulations. You failed.
P.S. By the way, the Zoom rotates the wrong way, again ;)
tkbslc: uh, what? $899 for slow aperture kit zoom?
>How many of them has the companies best image stabilization?>keep in mind tha if this stabilization works well, it's worth a few>stops, not in terms of background separation, of course, but in>low light performance.
Even not in Low Light. Your subject is still moving... Stabilizationonly helps for parkinson ;)
>And a slow zoom like this, offers some background separation>if you zoom to the portrait range of the zoom.
But then you have to go away a long distance...
This Lense will only win if they manage to get it sharp wide openon both ends. And Fuji is able to do so, I think.
I used one for 2 weeks. The Continous AF of an old Canon is way better. The Fuji is only able to keep on track if the focus once got the target. With normal work the Focus is ok, but you can't keep on cars coming toward you. Why do you small Fujifanboys always keep on screaming out loud when anyone is saying some critics?
My 9 year old 5D is better than the most recent Fuji X-T1. And I know that the AF Module of the 5DC sucks hell.
Continuous AF with a mirror is, at the moment, still state of the art.
Nearly all of them have the look I don't like in sportsphotography... the background is too present in the picture. I think these pictures are already the best ones in this series (piucked by the author), so in my opinion MFT is no solution for me.
This is just something for special events in small rooms or when weight is absolutely important. If you like those pictures you should easily be able to do this with a Bridgecamera, too.
DXO should finally unbound old Cameras from the "Elite" Edition. I don't understand why I have to pay 299$ for my 9 years old Canon 5D. :-(
Those colors. How did they do the Instagram-Look back then? They had no Photoshop! Did they? ;)