Alexdi

Alexdi

Joined on Apr 4, 2012

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It's looking like the replacement for my 5D II will be the XT2 version of this camera. I was certain I'd never go back to APS-C, but Fuji has, to me, the most compelling crop system right now.

DSLRs are out because I'm tired of the size, weight, and AF issues. Canon and Nikon aren't taking mirrorless seriously in any respect. Sony has no crop portrait primes faster than a 50/1.8 and only a heavy, expensive, adapted 85/1.4 on full-frame. Samsung doesn't have portrait primes or an ultrawide. The M4/3s bodies are a step backwards in sensor performance with minimal size and weight advantages relative to APS-C to show for it.

Which leaves this and the upcoming XT2. The RAW samples have huge adjustment leeway in ACR and better noise than my Canon. Fuji's lens lineup is perfect. (The 56/1.2 and 10-24/4 are almost direct replacements for my 100/2 and 16-35/2.8.) 24MP is plenty. Nice build, half the weight, and great AF. What's not to like?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2016 at 20:31 UTC as 71st comment
On article RX aeternus? Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II review (268 comments in total)

I wonder about the scoring. The bar for metering and focus accuracy (why these are combined when they have no relation to each other, I've no idea) borders on excellent. But in your tests, this camera was terrible at tracking moderate action in broad daylight. I imagine it'd give up completely with, say, a running toddler.

Perhaps you might consider adding a more absolute scoring scale for 'fitness for a particular purpose?'

Direct link | Posted on Oct 13, 2015 at 18:37 UTC as 98th comment

I'm sure this is terrific, but as a working pro, I didn't bother with lens caps at all. Put a decent filter on the lens and you can just dump it in the bag. That's one more shot you didn't miss because you were fiddling with the gear.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 30, 2015 at 05:11 UTC as 21st comment | 5 replies
On article Leica M-Monochrom Hands-on Preview (451 comments in total)

Technically stunning, these shots. And some very nice compositions.

While the narrow market this camera targets will adore it, the D800 produces equivalent or greater output. That, and a couple of standout Nikon lenses like the 14-24, would be a preferable kit to whomever can bear the weight.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 04:01 UTC as 126th comment | 2 replies
On a photo in the Leica M-Monochrom Preview Samples sample gallery (5 comments in total)

Lovely shot. I very much like this collection.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 03:48 UTC as 5th comment
On photo L1000219-DNG in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (5 comments in total)

Lovely shot. I very much like this collection.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 03:48 UTC as 5th comment
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