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Good to hear the emphasis on lenses. Maybe, Sony finally will be able to produce good quality lenses with fewer defects.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 4, 2016 at 19:16 UTC as 115th comment | 1 reply
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Photoman: I wish Canon were this good at keeping their factory clean. I have seen quite a few lenses with sealed elements that have had fungus in it.

Mushrooms? -- A free complement from the manufacturer :)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 2, 2016 at 21:03 UTC

It's a shame camera and lens assembly is so labor intensive. Automation is essential -- it reduces cost and improves quality.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 1, 2016 at 23:48 UTC as 29th comment | 3 replies

Now Olympus made a perfect chick camera. Great for a small purse. Probably a great image quality in good light. But the high ISO is likely to be problematic as usual.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 09:30 UTC as 179th comment | 1 reply

There is something more important happening than a new Fuji camera. Fuji with this new sensor is positioning itself to take away bread from the other camera manufacturers including FF. The market is getting hotter. I believe Sony, Canon, Nikon will have to answer and pretty soon. We should see many exciting things happening this year and next.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2016 at 10:41 UTC as 38th comment | 12 replies

I suspect Fuji uses weaker CFA compared to the other cameras. It can explain the base ISO 200 instead of 100, lower noise, and poorer color separation. Is there any test to profile the CFA?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 23:03 UTC as 57th comment
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CeleryBeats: The Fuji JPEG's at 51200 ISO look amazing compared to the Nikon D750. That's a mighty impressive accomplisment.

And the funny thing is that at those iso's i wouldnt bother to shoot raw anyway considering that those high iso's i mainly wwould use at dark drunken parties or something?

Way to go Fuji!!!

Fuji does seem to degrade more graciously above ISO 6400 than the other cameras. Though the usefulness of those high ISOs is highly debatable.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 19:59 UTC

The raw and jpeg files seem to be mislabeled in the gallery.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 25, 2016 at 10:43 UTC as 108th comment
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WayneHuangPhoto: Why didn't Fuji just go all out and put a 36mp sensor in there?

You mean the new rumored Sony BSI sensor for A6000 successor? I guess Sony wasn't prepared to share the latest and greatest.
On the other hand X-trans processing requires a lot more processor power, so increase in MP means longer processing, shorter battery life.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2016 at 02:56 UTC

It would be interesting to hear something about the film simulation modes in the X-Pro2. Have Fuji changed the tone curves? Most of the sample images look darker than usual with higher contrast and crushed shadows.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2016 at 02:53 UTC as 31st comment | 1 reply
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vesa1tahti: Who cares about 'film simulation'? This camera is digital. Film photography is from the past. Old times_good times.....

Many buyers of this expensive retro cameras are going to be old folks. For them film simulations have a sentimental value. Same with retro design. The younger generation rather looks at the price tag and camera specs.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2016 at 19:03 UTC
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forpetessake: What's the deal with that ISO 12800 in raw? As measurements clearly shown on previous models, anything above ISO 1600 was just a metadata in the Fuji RAW file. Not that I think ISO 12800 would have been useful anyway in a crop sensor.

Fuji cameras already have native ISO 100, they just labeled it ISO 200 ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 21:06 UTC

What's the deal with that ISO 12800 in raw? As measurements clearly shown on previous models, anything above ISO 1600 was just a metadata in the Fuji RAW file. Not that I think ISO 12800 would have been useful anyway in a crop sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 21:14 UTC as 207th comment | 10 replies
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ravikiran532: After seeing companies churning cameras every year..saying with improved aka meaningless "specs" ..here comes a company which is giving its customers a value for their product by releasing every 4 years.
nikon and canon did bit late..5 to 6 years for 7d and 300 to me 4 years is ideal time to release a successor...
I like it..

@ravikiran532 -- that's a very immature view. The companies are in competition, they have to decide based o their abilities and strategy to win, not based on some silly sentiments. Releasing often makes you a leader making it easier to expand the market presence, but comes with high costs and risks, eating into profit margins. Releasing infrequently makes you behind the curve for much longer, thus losing market share and revenues. The chip manufacturers work on a major 2 year release cycle, so if the cameras were purely electronic devices it would make a perfect sense to follow with the same schedule.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 19:15 UTC
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DV8: Now we have seen the end of Fuji X Series. What can possibly follow a 24MP Mirrorless ? Only a Full Frame. Which will mean an end to Fuji X lenses. I swear here and today that w/in the near future a Full Frame Mirrorless will be introduced (hint, Nikon'Cannon) that will lay waste to Fuji -which I love. Because the only way UP for mirrorless technology beyond 24MP Crop sensor is Full Frame. -And all Fuji lenses are Crop sensor format. All Nikon and Cannon need to do is develop a Full Frame Mirrorless platform that accepts their DSLR lenses. Honestly, I believe Nikon and Cannon will Embrace the Mirrorless Revolution and if the make a full frame Mirrorless that can use their FX lenses its game over. So, I begin to wonder where does Fuji go next? Have they painted themselves into a corner with their investment in Crop Sensor bodies and lenses?

Yep, when Canikon finally jump into mirrorless they will grab the market overnight. I believe they are waiting for two reasons: 1) competition to their DSLRs is still weak, so jumping into mirrorless will only cannibalize their own offerings; 2) they don't want to compete on the current level, rather competition will heat up on compact FF, which is still in infancy with only Sony working on them.
As I mentioned many times before, the FF equivalent lenses are cheaper to manufacture, the lens manufacturing costs are climbing (manual labor, more complex designs) and electronic prices are falling. The lens related costs will outweigh the bodies. Also people will buy FF instead of APS-C whether they need them or not when the prices equalize. Thus FF manufacturers will enjoy better margins and expanding market, so every company that can make a move to FF will make such move.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 19:06 UTC
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OliverGlass: @DPR
Though it's a minor thing--- how is the rendition of greens/foliage now with the new sensor and processing?

@OliverGlass -- I'm pretty sure if you scale an image from any current 16MP x-trans camera by some 20% you'll get the same rendering of the foliage as the new X-Pro2. So, I would expect the problem to diminish but not to go away completely.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 09:12 UTC
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forpetessake: Have patience, Fuji is slowly moving there. It's just a few more years and they will finally add tilting touchscreen LCD, some useful grip, and hopefully get rid of the Trans in the sensor name. And maybe even enable 4k video capabilities.
Too bad, other manufacturers will be releasing full frame by that time more compact and lighter than this one.

"X-Trans is NEVER going away with them."

Don't you know Fuji is producing X-A series with Bayer sensor? -- the best cameras when it comes to image quality.

I'm not buying anymore transes, I had almost all of them, the sensor sucks compared to bayer.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 07:56 UTC

Have patience, Fuji is slowly moving there. It's just a few more years and they will finally add tilting touchscreen LCD, some useful grip, and hopefully get rid of the Trans in the sensor name. And maybe even enable 4k video capabilities.
Too bad, other manufacturers will be releasing full frame by that time more compact and lighter than this one.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 06:21 UTC as 288th comment | 7 replies
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Howard S: So they "squeezed" a 300mm f4 into just 2.8lbs, the Nikon weighs less than 2lbs and the Canon 2.63lbs

@moizes 2 - you are finally asking a good question. What if you cover part of the sensor (or just crop in PP -- results are the same).
What changes? -- Everything. It will result in higher magnification in PP to get the same output image size, not only FOV will be scaled with the crop factor, the SNR will be scaled as a square of the crop factor, the DOF will change as well.
Now we want to compare apples to apples, thus we get a lens with FL scaled by the crop factor. We get back the FOV. To get back DOF and SNR we need to scale f-stop by the same crop factor. If you do the calculations, the physical aperture of the lens during these transformations stays the same. Not a surprise if you understand the law of conservation of energy.
And that's the whole math behind the equivalent lenses: to get the same FOV, DOF, and SNR, change the FL, f-stop, and ISO proportionally to the crop factor. That's pretty simple to understand, isn't it.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2016 at 04:22 UTC
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DVT80111: Mirrorless capability is advancing leap and bounce, just wait another 18 months.

When global shutter comes to mirrorless it will kill DSLRs once and for all.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 05:21 UTC
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