Fuji should have made a wider converter (24mm equivalent), I think 350 is expensive for a 0.8X converter.
Jmmg: btw, maybe just my humble observation, it seem like the new sensor is more noisier than the old one an scarify more detail...is that just me?
I can't tell which is noisier.
I read the work, it was really good and heart touching!
rainman1978: It really depends on what you shoot and your tolerance level for orbs.
It's definitely a goner for night shoot.
Those were some test shots take at ISO100 15secs. http://www.flickr.com/photos/11759864@N05/6759073711/in/photostreamhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/11759864@N05/6759074081/in/photostreamhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/11759864@N05/6759073947/in/photostreamhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/11759864@N05/6759074267/in/photostream
My point is why should I be accepting the flaw when clearly its Fujifilm's fault?
Wouldn't a sensor replacement sounds reasonable?
Anyway I applaud all ranters and DPR for making the threads alive, this should caution all unawared buyers to buy at their own risk.
Unfortunately the orbs look like bad photoshopping.
Nope, that will be like saying DPR making up the same story.
It really depends on what you shoot and your tolerance level for orbs.
OMG its a flagship compact.
White flag I supposed.