km25: As I remember Kowa made a fine 6x6cm camera. It was a SLR like Hassi.. It was used by Pros of the age.
Indeed Kowa had, and still has, an excellent reputation for optics. In the past they made lovely cameras too - the Kowa Six, for example, and some rather spectacular dedicated wide-angle 35mm rangefinders with Seiko leafshutters.
Hmmm. I like and respect Nikon, but there's a bit too much "corporate speak" here and there, although there's openness as well. Nikon would do well by listening to their customers more. If they want to keep their customers happy, why not complete the DX range in terms of (wide angle prime) lenses, and update cameras that need updating (D300s).
Nikon should have a nice open group session with Thom Hogan, and learn a thing or two about customer satisfaction and retention, and product development.
Excellent interview. A honest, humble and straightforward person too, this CEO. Like father like son. Sigma is on a roll!
Brilliant interview - you guys asked exactly the right questions. And the honest and open answers confirm much of what many have been expecting from Fuji. They got it right: "the only way is to keep innovating".
Great times to be a photographer.
Well done and tasteful, somewhat minimalistic video. Not revealing too much of course, but it does leave the impression of dedication, quality, and precision. Which is what (good) lens making is all about.
RyanBoston: I've had this camera since Christmas and love it. The workability in raw is incredible, especially with good glass. Amazing detail and colors! Pulling shadows is amazing.
I've had the D40, D60, D90, D5000, D5100, and T2i. The D5300 is my favorite out of them all and am amazed at the quality of the pics.
Slap a Sigma lens on the D5300 and be prepared to be amazed.
What Sigma lens, if I may be so bold to inquire?
ImagesInstyle: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA......wtgeorge is this...hahahahahahahahahahahahaha....cant stop laughing.omg..looks retarted!..no way..i'll stick to retro.hahahahaha.
Another priceless contribution by a "real pro", mr. haha.
ianp5a: That was a sneaky advert from a big corporation. DPReview.drops in my estimation a bit if they don't make it clear to loyal supporters,
If it was a little corporation, it would be less sneaky? The *fact* is that he is using this "horrible" corporation, which is part of his success formula - and therefore highly relevant.
If "loyal supporters" cannot be loyal because the subject of the story is using a (big or not) corporation for his/her success, then there is something wrong with those "supporters", not the successful photographer or the messenger.
geo444: .#1: www.dpreview.com/previews/fujifilm-x-e2/samples/DSCF0055.jpgf/2 1/50sec ISO 6k4, Light-Value 1.7 : should be ~5 (well-lit interior)if Light-Value is ~5 then ISO Speed should be only ~640 !.#2: www.dpreview.com/previews/fujifilm-x-e2/samples/DSCF4644.jpgf/10 1.5sec ISO 2k, Light-Value 1.7 : should be ~5 (well-lit cityscape)if Light-Value is ~5 then ISO Speed should be only ~200 !.why are ISO Speed values about 10 times overrated ?.
Not sure, but it may very well have something to do with dynamic range settings. The full review may elaborate on that. X100 and X100s have these capabilities too.
Looks like a nice and interesting lens.
Zeisschen: It's quite sad to see that many readers here have obviously no idea of what quality Zeiss lenses are in the past and today. I don't know how Zeiss got the reputation for so people to sell (summarized) "fugly overprized German crap", when pretty much the opposite is the truth. These comments can only come from people who never used ANY Zeiss product.I for myself chose the Sony Alpha System ONLY for the ability to use Zeiss autofocus lenses! I'm aware that non of their lenses are "cheap", but for the performance I get I'm always satisfied and I never felt I had been tricked by them and paid too much. All of their lenses are designed to be used wide open and to deliver outstanding contrast and color, not seen in any other lenses you can buy for money today. Every single lens they make has that state of the art performance that we are always asking for, unbelievable how people ignore can ignore that by just looking at a product picture and some numbers.
Don't worry and don't be sad. The (real) pros who know Zeiss (from experience) are out there taking epic pictures while the assorted nerds, geeks, and armchair "experts" are screaming their heads off on the internet, or bidding up somebody else's unwanted crap lenses on EvilBay.
If true, that would be an awesome move by Nikon and certainly -finally- showing genuine commitment to their customers. At the very least it would give some substance to the term. In fact this might, to some extent, serve as some remediation to the damaged image (no pun intended) that Nikon lately had inflicted on itself by its own actions and inactions. Although the dust and debris problems with the D600 were, according to many researchers, grossly blown out of proportions -the "internet amplification effect"- Nikon's clumsy (non)response to it was even more damaging.
As photographer and reviewer Thom Hogan recently commented: Nikon has a big PR problem lately, and that does more damage long-term than most seemed to realize.
So it might also indicate that some are waking up to this in Nikon management, instead of resting on their (still) ample laurels.
MikeyLNG: Very disappointed to read that the locking button on the top dials need to be held. They should've made them like the EM-1 and had it toggle like a pen.
Only to get out of A (Auto). If that goes for the ISO dial too is not clear from the text.
Looks like they nailed it in terms of specs, design and control layout. Very interesting camera, lovely design, too. Bravo, Fuji! It will be interesting to see what the review results will look like.
caver3d: So, DPReview also complains about the ISO dial being on the left side. For heaven's sake, I'm just glad they included the ISO dial. I don't care if it's on the left side. You can't have everything. Kudos to Fuji for including it!
@yabokkie: quite a few things need reprogramming. But its not this camera.
Looks like a very interesting camera. The build- and picture quality is doubtlessly as good as the other X-series from Fuji. Lovely design, too. Very, very tempting.
AlpCns2: All (camera) manufacturers make some good and some less successful products. That includes Sony.
Yet, I see the s**tstorm still continues. Why DPR accepts such comments -or sees any value in it- is beyond me. It seems that after thousands of years of technical development and evolution we are back at square one:
Kill the messenger. Off with his head!
Even in the face of irrefutable evidence people defend their pet brand/camera/lens as if it was something precious, sacred, and completely irreplaceable. Many cameras, lenses, filters, heck even simple accessories such as neck straps have flaws. Sometimes real big ones, sometimes small niggles.
It is the DUTY of any capable and honest reviewer to find, test, quantify, verify and report about all design success and flaws alike. Get over it, or simply ignore it. But don't kill the messenger.
That's sooo primitive and, frankly, disgusting.
@quezra: A very disappointing reply, my friend, besides ignoring all facts mentioned. Which unfortunately validates all the more what I wrote earlier - no honest discussion seems possible. You are completely free to ignore facts, of course, but you will be kind enough to acknowledge that in such case you're only deluding yourself.
Since you're now resorting to "heh" and "lol" and such remarks, this then is the end of this most enlightening conversation. Have a nice day.
@quezra: There are more users who have reported the same issues - and not only at extreme ISO's. I doubt these users make it all up or misinterpret what they are seeing.
I don't doubt it's a great camera capable of fantastic results. Sony makes some very impressive and innovative products, ignoring some of their lenses for a moment.
It seems that under certain circumstances (combinations of many variables, such as NR settings) the engine does have hiccups. So be it - most people won't even notice.
The point is that it's there, under certain circumstances, and it shouldn't be. I've heard multiple reports of that, from actual users. Again, in my humble opinion DPR does an excellent job of finding these such issues (with ANY brand) and truthfully report on it. I simply cannot have any problem with that. I would have major problems with them ignoring flaws - intermittent or not.
A spade is a spade. The truth is incontrovertible. A firmware update might solve it, and all is well.
@quezra: Your analysis of the analysis is extensive - but again focuses on the (only one) messenger, DPR. There are more users who have reported the same issues - and not only at extreme ISO's.
Nevertheless, a firmware update might solve it so there's no need (for many) to get all worked up about it. After all, the same review points out that its a good camera. Like I said before: the review is simply pointing out legitimate issues, like like DPR does with any other camera or accessory. Completely fair.
The fact remains that JPEG's are important for quite a few photographers.