BarnET

BarnET

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On article Fujifilm announces weather-resistant XF 50-140mm F2.8 (226 comments in total)
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Just another Canon shooter: Fuji (76-213/4.2 eq): 995g
Canon 70-200/4 IS: 760g
Nikon 70-200/4 VR: 860g
Sony 70-200/4 OS: 840g

Can't believe people are still dumb enough to post in 17 month old posts

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 13:52 UTC
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Caerolle: What is the 'new user interface'?

What i noticed on mine till now
Different less obstructive pop up menu's for various settings such as
white balance
Film simulation
ISO
Drive modes
they Re-esembled the hud
Changed the playback feature

Directional pad fully programmable
AE button programmable

Quick menu can be customized
General menu is more or less unchanged

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 13:45 UTC
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NomadMark: Pay twice as much for a Sony, and you're lucky to get such upgrades. Like winning the lotto. Unless it's low hanging fruit...good luck. I'm very jealous when companies like Fugi and Canon (7D for example) get such great updates 2-3 years after release. Very customer centric.

My RX1R could have used some more auto ISO settings...people begged for them. And the thing cost $3000. Not one update on that. My A7R would love an uncompressed raw update...tough luck, says Sony!

The A6000 had a 1440k dot EVF which was fraction of the size of the one in the XT-1
The XT-1 is also weathersealed. Then Fuji has an actual Apsc lens-line up worth mentioning. Something we don't see at Sony back then now nor in the upcoming future.

Yes it was considerably more expensive. But as a system also considerably more capable.

People buying Fuji have learned by now that you don't have to upgrade to the latest and greatest. These upgrades will come as long as the hardware is capable. Often an old model get's a substantial FW upgrade while there is already an successor on the market. Yes it may take time. But what do you expect from a small company like Fuji.

Even a large company like samsung can't keep their cellphones up to date. It can take ages before a new android version rolls out on all brands.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 13:40 UTC
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NomadMark: Pay twice as much for a Sony, and you're lucky to get such upgrades. Like winning the lotto. Unless it's low hanging fruit...good luck. I'm very jealous when companies like Fugi and Canon (7D for example) get such great updates 2-3 years after release. Very customer centric.

My RX1R could have used some more auto ISO settings...people begged for them. And the thing cost $3000. Not one update on that. My A7R would love an uncompressed raw update...tough luck, says Sony!

Yes Canon did it once. Indeed with the original 7d.

Fujifilm does it a lot more frequently. Samsung did too with the NX-1 which is unfortunately history.

Sony did add uncompressed raw to the A7rII and a few others by firmware. Added Xavc-s codec to the A6000 and RX10 by firmware.

So wouldn;t judge Sony here either. Panasonic isn;t doing that much in this compartment but their camera's seem fully loaded on release. They did add some 4k video features by firmware. Such as macro stacking.

Olympus is mostly adressing issues such as shuttershock. similar approach as panasonic a handy feature drops in here and there

Canon and Nikon FW uogrades are 99 out of 100 times insignificant.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 10:29 UTC
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BarnET: "Fujifilm X-E2 firmware 4.00 brings Classic Chrome"

Uhm i've had classic chrome way before this update. Probably came with 3.2

We did get the electronic shutter Eye detect autofocus. and better customizeability of pretty much all the buttons.

Yes it's an AWESOME FW update. but it did NOT add any film simulation

I guess that's a good thing=D

Means the Xe-2 got a lot of meaningful FW upgrades.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 21:08 UTC
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tom1234567: That's why we buy Fuji
They look after there customers

Tom G

absolutely.

Tried it out last weekend. And it's just great. The AF modes make a big difference. That i can "finally"assign functions to the directional pad is gamechanging for me. No more hopping into the quick menu.

The UI changes are great too. And then the additional electronic shutter mode and Eye detect makes this a VERY solid free upgrade.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 20:19 UTC

"Fujifilm X-E2 firmware 4.00 brings Classic Chrome"

Uhm i've had classic chrome way before this update. Probably came with 3.2

We did get the electronic shutter Eye detect autofocus. and better customizeability of pretty much all the buttons.

Yes it's an AWESOME FW update. but it did NOT add any film simulation

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 20:16 UTC as 19th comment | 2 replies
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jjlad: would the global shutter eliminate the need for high speed sync?

that has to be tested.

currently electronic shutter have other disadvantages such as lower dynamic range due to lover bit read-out

Direct link | Posted on Feb 8, 2016 at 14:02 UTC

S35 is more or less Apsc.
Problem is the maximum resolution of 8mp

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2016 at 16:12 UTC as 4th comment
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Naveed Akhtar: there you go .. just when i was about to taking sony alpha system seriously (bec of recent improvement in lens lineup) .. Pany announced this ..
Okey i will wait, Pany/Fuji!!

S35 is more or less Apsc.
Problem is the maximum resolution of 8mp

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2016 at 14:53 UTC
On article Hands on with Sony's a6300 and G Master lenses (245 comments in total)
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Jostian: so the lenses are weather sealed but not the camera... pity!

My K30 survived the downpour associated with a hurricane.
I was literally wet to the socks. Like jumping into a swimming pool with clothes on.

Did not put it away wanted to take images of the scenes with people running for cover.

It just didn't care wipe the screen wipe the front element and go.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 20:34 UTC
On article Video: A quick look at the Sony a6300 (202 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: No touch screen. No sale. No ibis no sale, no battery life no sale really for $1000 they should be able to make a more complete camera. They don't even need to put a mirror or a pentaxprism in it nor 3 or four motors operating it all. Only the physical shutter still reminds of a real camera. :p

Yes it's sharper.(just)

The 24-105mm F4 may have the red ring but it doesn't deserve it optically.

The 18-55mm is a great allrounder. At F4 you get some subject isolation at 85ish mm equiv. Unfortunately it's not enough to blow the background out.

It's very sharp across the rest of the range too. Only weakness severe barrel distortion at 18mm.

http://www.photozone.de/fuji_x/783-fuji1855f284?start=1

http://www.photozone.de/canon-eos/425-canon_1755_28is_50d?start=1

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 20:28 UTC
On article Video: A quick look at the Sony a6300 (202 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: No touch screen. No sale. No ibis no sale, no battery life no sale really for $1000 they should be able to make a more complete camera. They don't even need to put a mirror or a pentaxprism in it nor 3 or four motors operating it all. Only the physical shutter still reminds of a real camera. :p

Yes if you think it's gonna outperform a fullframe you have the wrong expectations. They are very good for Apsc.

As for outresolving your Canon 5D. they can but not with old lenses. They need the lenses that optimized for Apsc which have a pretty high MTF. Luckily most Fuji lenses are L lens territory.

I agree that the F2.8 lenses are very big and heavy. That's why i don't own them. The 18-55 F2.8-4 on the other hand is smaller then a 18-55 STM. And it runs circles around it for sure. It's actually sharper then the 17-55mm F2.8

But again not like a 24-70mm LII.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 17:32 UTC
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Mike FL: SONY and CANON showed sensor which can "see" in the dark years ago.

The canon was like 2.2 megapixels.

very useful for photography (NOT!!!)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 17:23 UTC
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Naveed Akhtar: there you go .. just when i was about to taking sony alpha system seriously (bec of recent improvement in lens lineup) .. Pany announced this ..
Okey i will wait, Pany/Fuji!!

Global shutter isn't new.
Doing it with high dynamic range and great ISO performance at high pixel density's.

That was the problem

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 17:22 UTC
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jjlad: would the global shutter eliminate the need for high speed sync?

It becomes the high speed sync. Like the old Nikon's with CCD's

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 17:21 UTC
On article Video: A quick look at the Sony a6300 (202 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: No touch screen. No sale. No ibis no sale, no battery life no sale really for $1000 they should be able to make a more complete camera. They don't even need to put a mirror or a pentaxprism in it nor 3 or four motors operating it all. Only the physical shutter still reminds of a real camera. :p

Sold it?

Tried it out today with the new firmware.
It's a change. A game changing change.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 16:58 UTC
On article Video: A quick look at the Sony a6300 (202 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: No touch screen. No sale. No ibis no sale, no battery life no sale really for $1000 they should be able to make a more complete camera. They don't even need to put a mirror or a pentaxprism in it nor 3 or four motors operating it all. Only the physical shutter still reminds of a real camera. :p

Cheap accesoired may be easy to find for bog standard Canon batteries. But i have a Fujifilm X-E2.
Smaller instal base means hard to get more expensive accesoires.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 16:37 UTC
On article Hands on with Sony's a6300 and G Master lenses (245 comments in total)
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Jostian: so the lenses are weather sealed but not the camera... pity!

There was a teardown of the A7II which showed it did NOT have seals at certain vulnerable points.

http://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2015/02/the-a7ii-teardown-a-look-inside-sonys-new-camera

Then there were some complaints here on the forum. Never thought that any ILC could go underwater. But my Pentax survived a full orca wave is sea world.

Looking that it misses seals at many vulnerable points i doubt that the A7rII would have survived that holiday

Also various other splashes during shows. And then a tropical downpoor too. It just didn't give a damn and it wasn't even the most expensive model(K30)

These days it's still my kayak camera. For one i no longer care if it breaks. And 2 after all that water it still operates fine.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 6, 2016 at 16:33 UTC
On article Video: A quick look at the Sony a6300 (202 comments in total)
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Favorable Exponynt: No touch screen. No sale. No ibis no sale, no battery life no sale really for $1000 they should be able to make a more complete camera. They don't even need to put a mirror or a pentaxprism in it nor 3 or four motors operating it all. Only the physical shutter still reminds of a real camera. :p

Come on dave, Film days are gone history done for.

It's a nuisance one i am willing to take but still.
Not just carrying a second or 3rd battery(considering size i don't give a damn. But making sure i have them charged that's the bigger issue. Especially when you can only charge one at a time.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 5, 2016 at 21:15 UTC
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