gabriel67

gabriel67

Joined on Sep 23, 2012

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On Canon announces EOS M2 in Japan article (616 comments in total)

WHY can't they understand.
We expect something closer to Fuji X series!!!
This is the same useless buff they made before but newer..
FAIL

Direct link | Posted on Dec 8, 2013 at 22:15 UTC as 17th comment | 4 replies
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Najinsky: Well, I'm (genuinely) happy for you guys who can make use of this but unfortunately my X100 is an ornament.

It's an ornament because it developed Sticky Aperture Blades and I can't get it fixed.

I can't get it fixed because Fuji won't publicly acknowledge the problem and insists it goes via warranty repair.

It can't go via warranty repair because the required warranty card and receipt were in a document wallet that got stolen in Thailand (all it had was receipts so the thief got nothing but deprived me of a fix).

They were being carried in the wallet in the vain hope of finding a repair centre while travelling, who spoke enough English to understand the problem in the absence of any public acknowledgement I could show them.

I know some of you get annoyed with me for beating down on Fuji for this, but you know what a great camera it is and I bet you'd feel the same if YOU lost the ability to use yours because of an unacknowledged manufacturing defect and bureaucracy.

Mr grumpy

Andywhoa: I really find your ways useless.
We are having a constructive chat here.
Najinsky made a point.
Calling somebody liar is a really unproductive way of acting.
More if you are unable to prove so.
Why don't just keep attavhed to the theme we're treating here?
It's far more interesting.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 23, 2013 at 07:56 UTC
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Najinsky: Well, I'm (genuinely) happy for you guys who can make use of this but unfortunately my X100 is an ornament.

It's an ornament because it developed Sticky Aperture Blades and I can't get it fixed.

I can't get it fixed because Fuji won't publicly acknowledge the problem and insists it goes via warranty repair.

It can't go via warranty repair because the required warranty card and receipt were in a document wallet that got stolen in Thailand (all it had was receipts so the thief got nothing but deprived me of a fix).

They were being carried in the wallet in the vain hope of finding a repair centre while travelling, who spoke enough English to understand the problem in the absence of any public acknowledgement I could show them.

I know some of you get annoyed with me for beating down on Fuji for this, but you know what a great camera it is and I bet you'd feel the same if YOU lost the ability to use yours because of an unacknowledged manufacturing defect and bureaucracy.

Mr grumpy

Najinsky.
Your threats have no place here.
Please keep that kinds of language away from us.
Is absolutelly disagreable.
thanks

Direct link | Posted on Oct 20, 2013 at 22:12 UTC

if i post what I think of this idea of no kia,
moderation reject my comment.
plain and simple.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 19, 2013 at 12:10 UTC as 4th comment
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photo perzon: Fantastic speed. Fast Manual focus. Better IQ than X100S. Dark areas in pictures have shadow gradients as opposed to just being black, as with X-trans.

What?
I work on X-Pro 1 and nothing is further than this.
Are you serious?

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 14:40 UTC
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Marty4650: Lets not go overboard with praise here.

Essentially, Fuji made a smart business decision by trying very hard to fix a defective product that their customers paid $1200 for. And they have done a good job of fixing that product.

All of these firmware fixes are genuinely appreciated by their customers, simply because very few companies today think that far forward. Once they have your money the transaction is considered complete. They usually feel they owe you nothing more.

We can commend Fuji for doing the right thing, but just remember it was their flawed product that made these firmware fixes necessary. These problems weren't caused by a tsunami or earthquake. They were caused by poor design and engineering.

This wasn't an act of generosity but a business necessity going forward. It's not shocking that one smart company would fix a defective product... the shocking thing is that so many other companies won't.

I do not agree on this.
Many brands improve slightly an existent model, but the fact is that they overcome the bugs fully in the next ( if it ever arrives to market ) commercialized model of it.
Eos 1d was a perfect example of it. ( so did Nikon and produced a myriad of models that crash against each other and none was good in full )
But definitely no one of them offered improvements on a discontinued model.
Specially if the successor is a giant leap compared to original.
Which is the case regarding X-100 and X-100s
Most of the times they just forget about it, and expect you to do so either.
I guess this time is a great service they offer.
If you would have a camera of this model perhaps you would think different.
All the best

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 14:35 UTC
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Brian OReilly: Fellow X100 users

If you are as happy as I ma that Fuji have released new firmware for an 'obsolete' camera - then let them know. Perhaps, positive feedback might encourage Fuji to continue to offer such excellent service on other models in the future.
Amazingly - they actually have a web page where you can contact them at head office in Japan.
I suggest we all do so, in order that they know that their excellent customer care is appreciated.

Go here:
https://www.fujifilm.com/cgi-bin/mail/form.cgi/contact_tokyo_headquarters

I did soemtime ago, when firmware was just an announcement.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 14:26 UTC

It doesn't seem to be the general feeling, pal.
I got sticky blades twice, and fuji just changed the whole machine.
Without any further issue.
Customer service in Fuji is Five Stars.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 14:22 UTC as 85th comment
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inorogNL: sand in the eyes for us x100 owners who payed premium price for what turned out to be broken product ( sticky apertures blades )
Fujifilm netherlands even refused to fix it for me saying that they could not guaranty my camera will work properly before they fix my battery compartment door that is not opening properly ( took 10 sec cleaning from my side to fix that - fuji wanted to replace bottom plate, menu buttons (text is worn out) and eye cupt rubber ( not perfectly round ) for 600 euros ...

It doesn't seem to be the general feeling, pal.
I got sticky blades twice, and fuji just changed the whole machine.
Without any further issue.
Customer service in Fuji is Five Stars.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 18, 2013 at 14:21 UTC
On Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS Preview preview (75 comments in total)
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MPA1: Why anyone buys such slow glass I have no idea.

Well... yes.
Me.
In fact for everyday heavy duty photojournalism in Barcelona.
I hope I do have an idea...

Direct link | Posted on Apr 26, 2013 at 19:29 UTC
On IMG_0853 photo in dpreview review samples's photo gallery (7 comments in total)
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RawDogg: Why is the Exposure comp -2.33 in a low light situation? Can someone explain this to me. Is there a reason you would set it so low in low light?

Have you ever made concert assignment?
Otherwise I don't understand your remarks.
Light in concerts and/or theaters nowadays had changed a lot.
They are VERY weak in terms of light values and do ( let me use this comparison ) "explode" in terms of color channels.
Blue and red are ABSOLUTELLY AWFUL.
I'm a pro,every day eight hours job.
Sometimes becomes really difficult to reach a proper balance in this conditions without loosing details in those colors or having a spectral noise and chromatic aberration.
I also discover that you may not be aware of one important detail : shooting concerts is not so easy nowadays,
If the organizer do not allow you to move along you must work from the established point, which is normally a real s...t.
There is always people that pay for attending events and they deserve to be there at their ease.
BTW. I don't know if it's me and because it's late and i'm tired or there is a harsh banding issue in this picture.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2012 at 00:11 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E1 Preview preview (410 comments in total)
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MPA1: Pending actual reviews and testing, this may do as a second body in my X system. I wonder if the battery life will suffer from the need for EVF at all times.

Should be interesting.

Hello there!
Marike, i'm sorry to disagree with you but if you use this camera in an intensive duty, the batteries are less than satisfactory.
Specially when you must be aware of sudden death.
( You know the red battery symbol...)
I always fear not to get stuck in the middle of the job not only because the inmediate switch off, but also because I use it with grip, and changing packs is a real threat to your skills....

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2012 at 21:58 UTC
On Fujifilm X-E1 Preview preview (410 comments in total)

Well: if size, sensor, and features are equal to X-Pro1 so the whole point here is the price.
OK. The tag is quite hot for the X-Pro 1 but I personally can't shot a viewfinder camera without an eyecup. ( $ 2 on ebay with free shipping)
( This is why I so quickly switched fro X-100 to X-Pro1 )
I work everyday, ( believe it or not ) as a press photographer in Barcelona and use both of them, and is very comfortable shooting old style, with the optic viewfinder and switch to the ovf only in lowlight, to avoid fail exposition or focus.
and sure I don't encourage people to use built in flash.!
This camera has a sooo weak battery that it's a suicide in terms of endurance.
Great for hiking and holidays, but not for work.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2012 at 21:51 UTC as 50th comment | 2 replies
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jtan163: At 680g, with the grip, the EVF and the S lens the M is starting to not look all that different from a DSLR in terms of size and weight.

Throw in LiveView, video and you gotta wonder about the minimalist philosophy that so many Leica fans talk about.

Interesting all the same.

Old Oskar must be rolling in his grave.

Deadly right answer sirrah...
Congrats.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2012 at 13:14 UTC
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u2slow: all the people who complain about M are people who can't afford them.

it is like they can't afford a Porsche, so they get a Honda, it get you there anyways.

Sure.
I Have an M6 ( Germany made) an M8 and an old M3 with pop lens.
( Good enough for you? )
So: I don't use the M8 but in daylight and for fun.
Why: impossible to deal with noise, and wrong blacks ( remember? )
SO: I use Fuji X-Pro 1 X-100 and EOS Mark IV.
And most of all avoid being classist as you.
How many Leicas do you have my friend?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2012 at 13:11 UTC
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alfaflash: Sorry, but this is pathetic. I have tried almost all the mirrorless cameras, and none have been able to replicate the reality of shooting with a DSLR. Every one of them has the same issue - great sensor, lousy focusing. Unless you are into shooting from the hip and understand zone focusing (which is almost impossible with the new cameras), save your money and your frustration, and get a decent FF DSLR.

Are you really thinking your post ?
The whole point of a mirrorless is not behaving or thinking as a DSLR!
I've been working with Leica M6 and a X-pan during many years and I totally changed my approach and language ( and of course the way I worked ) when I had a vf camera in my hands!
your post is pointless and sorry if I tell you that I believe that " those cameras are not for everybody"...

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2012 at 21:18 UTC
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unlearny: Nice viewfinder, but I seem to remember all 35mm p&s zooms having a more elegant system for magnifying the framelines... The viewfinder department doesn't seem to know about optics.

You do it better..?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 23, 2012 at 21:08 UTC
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