jeremyclarke

jeremyclarke

Lives in Canada Montreal, Canada
Works as a Web Developer
Has a website at http://jeremyclarke.org
Joined on Dec 13, 2013
About me:

Jeremy Clarke is a human web developer from Montreal. Studied media/cinema in college but just got my first DSLR in 2013. Excited about bokeh.

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On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (514 comments in total)
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baobob: Most interested to evaluate the actual new AF performance for tracking.........

Dan Bailey tested it and was really happy, though his post doesn't really prove anything because it doesn't show all the shots he got just good ones:
http://danbaileyphoto.com/blog/more-action-and-autofocus-tests-with-the-new-fuji-x-t10/

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 23:26 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (514 comments in total)
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Jonathan F/2: Is it me or does that front dial look incredibly cheap?

P.S. The dial on the X-T1 sucks in terms of utility compared to the X-T10 because the weather sealing makes it slow/mushy and there's no button when you click it (that's why the X-T1 has that extra button on the front that I kept pushing by accident).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 23:25 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (514 comments in total)
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Donnie AI: Just a quick question to the Fuji people.

My friend is gonna buy her first Fuji camera (Don't know for sure bout the model but more likely it would be an XT1) real soon so I am asking these questions in her behalf. She wants to know..

Can the EVF be adjusted to work as a normal OVF? Like no preview of the image will be shown as you adjust your settings?

Do Canon / Nikon flash and triggers work with Fuji? (As well as Phottix / Pocket Wizards / Yongnuo etc)

And does she need to download every firmware released and install it all? Or just the latest would be enough.

Thanks in advance for the help!

Firmware: You only need the newest one and it only takes a minute once you figure out you need to download the .dat file, put it on your SD card and load the camera with a couple special buttons pressed.

You need to do the same thing for each lens if they aren't up to date, but I've only ever had to do that once per lens.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 23:23 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (514 comments in total)
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Donnie AI: Just a quick question to the Fuji people.

My friend is gonna buy her first Fuji camera (Don't know for sure bout the model but more likely it would be an XT1) real soon so I am asking these questions in her behalf. She wants to know..

Can the EVF be adjusted to work as a normal OVF? Like no preview of the image will be shown as you adjust your settings?

Do Canon / Nikon flash and triggers work with Fuji? (As well as Phottix / Pocket Wizards / Yongnuo etc)

And does she need to download every firmware released and install it all? Or just the latest would be enough.

Thanks in advance for the help!

Yes generic flash equipment works with the Fuji hotshoe. I use YongNuo triggers and flashes and it works just like on my Rebel. Obviously if you want TTL you'll need a flash programmed specifically for Fuji but otherwise it works just like you'd expect.

The Nissin i40 is currently flash king of Fuji. It's small and offers TTL and even HSS when used on the hotshoe, though it leaves you with only manual when used off-camera.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 23:22 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (514 comments in total)
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Donnie AI: Just a quick question to the Fuji people.

My friend is gonna buy her first Fuji camera (Don't know for sure bout the model but more likely it would be an XT1) real soon so I am asking these questions in her behalf. She wants to know..

Can the EVF be adjusted to work as a normal OVF? Like no preview of the image will be shown as you adjust your settings?

Do Canon / Nikon flash and triggers work with Fuji? (As well as Phottix / Pocket Wizards / Yongnuo etc)

And does she need to download every firmware released and install it all? Or just the latest would be enough.

Thanks in advance for the help!

The EVF will never work "like a normal OVF" for obvious reasons, but you can get it into a pretty bland state if that's what you really want. There's a setting to show you the unmodified RAW view without a film simulation applied and you can disable the image preview after each shot, so you'd get a neutral toned view and have to check the back of the camera like a DSLR. In auto mode the EVF will predictably show you your correctly exposed shot as correctly exposed, there's no way around that, but when shooting manual (manual aperture, shutter and ISO) there's an option called PREVIEW EXP IN MANUAL that can be disabled so that you see a neutrally lit view of the subject. This is primarily for manual flash shooting where you want a clear view of the subject even though without flash your manual settings make the screen look dark.

All that is probably not what she's hoping for, but the important thing is that she'll probably love the EVF after a few days of use.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 23:20 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (514 comments in total)
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dachshund7: Here's a little tidbit for whoever said it couldn't be done, when I said the XT1 needed this. And you don't have to fumble with a top dial to change ISO either. I have an XT1 and I think it's a great camera, the top dials look nice and retro, but they're not what I'd call user friendly.

"You can override the top shutter dial by setting it to time (T) mode, and dialing in your shutter speed instead via the control dials."

That's a nice feature. Here's what I want to know though: Will it remember your choice after waking the camera from sleep?

I do astrophotography with my X-E1 and it drives me NUTS that if the camera goes into sleep mode while on T waking it up with the shutter resets T to the default value and I need to cycle it back to 10s or whatever. I have no idea why anyone wouldn't want it to remember that value as long as the shutter dial is set to T, clearly if I wanted to reset it I would put it on auto or a specific value.

(same applies for the small adjustments when using other speeds, though in that case I can at least imagine that people would want the camera to use the hardcoded value by default. Makes using 1/180 for flash obnoxious on the X-E1, but luckily the added 180x on all newer cameras which avoids the core problem for me).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 23:13 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (514 comments in total)
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USSK: Surprising amount of negative comments but I can't wait to buy one. X-T1 in a smaller and cheaper package, and what appears to be a reasonable trade-in offer (in UK) for my old XE-1.

Just look at an X-E2 and you'll see what the EVF is like (spoiler alert: it's fine!) I shot a wedding last weekend with a rented X-T1 and my old X-E1 and I forgot to even notice the differences in their viewfinders while shooting. What I noticed was the way better performance and silent shutter :)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 18, 2015 at 23:08 UTC
On Video Overview: Fujifilm X-T10 article (127 comments in total)
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photo perzon: So how does it compare with X100 or T?

+1 to DGD's point. X100T has basically the same updated system as the X-T10/new X-T1 firmware (in fact it's ahead of the old X-T1 firmware on the evolutionary path). There's a very good chance they'll all sync up in the near future (unlike the X-E2, which is unlikely to get the full suite of updates but might get some much needed tweaks like auto-iso in manual).

Direct link | Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 15:23 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (514 comments in total)
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Amar patel: Guys Guys !!

please Guide !

I'm new kid here in Fuji world. But yeah i'm much impressed since a long. but its difficult to trust fuji due to no front support n company desk over here in India..

now i really wants to buy one as i'm tired with my Canon 7D/60D/70-200L such kits all the times in Travel and street photography as hobby. So wants to add one fuji in Kit for easy to use.

So i'm really looking for one Fuji since a few month. Fuji gives me good holding grip like SLR apart of any other mirror-less camera. also good lens ranges.

So which one is Good for me to keep as Option..

FUJI XT 10 - FUJI XE 1/2 - FUJI PRO- 1

i need good fast cam which can works well and decent quality of print in Raw. my budget will be 1100 $ USD with kit Lens max. if i get satisfied & familiar i will sold my rest of kit and shift to fuji with higher end.

Thank you !

The X-T10 is the current obvious choice because it has all the essential features present in the system in addition to it's reasonable price.

X-E1/2 and X-PRO1 are sorely behind, with surprisingly old-fashioned interfaces (at least when compared with X-T1/10 and X100T). The X-E1/X-PRO1 also have a TON of missing features, not least of which is better focus with PDAF and face-detect features. Not recommended unless you're saving up for a real Fuji (I have X-E1, but would now buy X-T10 if starting over and indeed planning to buy one as a much needed upgrade).

Direct link | Posted on May 29, 2015 at 22:57 UTC
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vesa1tahti: Impressive, like most of the Fuji lenses ! Time to switch from Nikon to Fuji ?

Joed700: Your examples don't prove much other than the fact that Nikon has some affordable lenses available. The prices aren't THAT much lower than the Fuji equivalents except where the lenses aren't even comparable in terms of max. aperture. On top of that the Fuji lenses are likely to outperform affordable Nikon lenses by default and be more comparable to Nikon's top-of-the-line lenses which are more expensive than the Fujis.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 19:59 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (514 comments in total)
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Jonathan F/2: Is it me or does that front dial look incredibly cheap?

There's a LOT more vertical space above and below it that makes it stand out in a bad way, but I think the main problem is just that it's clearly a black plastic dial on a beautiful metal background, so it seems wrong.

I'm trying to get over it though, since I LOVE the dial on my X-E1 and having a second one is worth it looking kind of dumb. They clearly aren't going to make it out of metal so it's going to have to look like that.

FWIW it only looks good on the X-T1 because the black one matches the dial and the "titanium" one is so much darker than the metal on the other cameras. In both cases it's a plastic/rubber dial because that's what works.

Direct link | Posted on May 28, 2015 at 19:52 UTC
On Video Overview: Fujifilm X-T10 article (127 comments in total)
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photo perzon: So how does it compare with X100 or T?

The X-A1/X-M1 "entry level" cameras also weren't made in Japan, but they were cheaper in many other ways. X-T10 seems as nice as the X-E series, which were made in Japan.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 18:34 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (514 comments in total)
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Eugene232: I wish it had a X100 design..

BarnET: Which part is plastic on X-T10 that was magnesium on X-E1?

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 18:44 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (514 comments in total)
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USSK: Surprising amount of negative comments but I can't wait to buy one. X-T1 in a smaller and cheaper package, and what appears to be a reasonable trade-in offer (in UK) for my old XE-1.

It's funny but I'm not at all surprised by the number of negative comments. This camera, like ALL OTHERS, brings out the trolls, but in this case they seem relatively under control.

This is a pretty "blah" release if you don't care about Fuji, same camera lots of people loved, slightly cheaper price. Nothing to get excited or upset about.

I definitely want one, even though I previously was holding out for a rangefinder X-E3. They really did a good job improving on all the little details and it sells me on the format overall (most notably I thought I wanted an ISO dial, but now I see I'd RATHER have a drive dial and smart-ISO on a soft-dial.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 18:43 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (514 comments in total)
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Eugene232: Is X-T10 a new XE-2?

From the way Fuji has written the press releases: YES.

In every case they refer to things as "new" if they weren't in the X-E2 while ignoring the feature's presence in other cameras both higher (X-T1) and lower (X-M2). This implies that the X-T10 at least functionally picks up where X-E2 leaves off.

Not proof there will be no X-E3, but implies that Fuji thinks of these cameras as most comparable to each other (as should we all).

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 18:40 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (514 comments in total)
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bootsofspanishleather: All things aside, comparing the quality of the output only and nothing else, for example, A Fuji X-Pro1 with identical lenses whether the 2.8 18-55 or the 35mm 1.4 Fujinons vs. the XT-1 Is there a clear winner? For example a 300 dpi print at 11X14 inches all things input wise being equal.

The sensor is the same and there has been little to no evidence that they've changed anything meaningful about the RAW processing, so the IQ should be the same as X-PRO1 (assuming you're on a tripod, manual focusing with the same lens).

JPEG processing was changed and some people find the new processing too heavyhanded with NR which ruins skin tones at high ISO (and maybe effects foliage). Either way shooting RAW seems to avoid this entirely.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 18:38 UTC
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vesa1tahti: Impressive, like most of the Fuji lenses ! Time to switch from Nikon to Fuji ?

D810 is WAY more expensive than the X-T1, which you already know but is worth keeping in mind. If it didn't take slightly nicer pictures the world would be crazy ;)

That of course points out one of Fuji's limitations: nothing to capture the ultimate-high-end of the market. IMHO very few people need that extra boost though, and the size:cost:quality ratios for Fuji are really excellent by most metrics. I for one don't think i'll ever need $3K worth of camera body, so Fuji is a good system to invest in.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 17:13 UTC
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noflashplease: Fuji's X-10T is an impressive as the Canon T6i/T6S is awful - and for the same relative price. I'm always amazed by how well Fujifilm does with out of camera .jpegs and skin tones in general. This camera deserves to sell in big numbers.

What this lens will do is stop someone from buying Canon just because "they have a full lens lineup". There must be camera store employees who still say "if you buy this Canon you can upgrade later to any lens you need, if you buy Fuji you'll be limited".

Awesome lenses like this that round out the system make that argument less and less valid, especially ones like this that fill a big hole (wide+fast). This lens is a must-have for astrophotography if nothing else.

Now if Fuji can just get us that 140-400mm we'll truly have a full system (right now I have Fuji's longest lens, the not-quite-pitiful XC 50-230mm).

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 17:10 UTC
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PatMann: It would be great if Nikon would work with Fujifilm and Zeiss to design and build some fast wide primes for Nikon DX cameras. I'd love to have a lens like this, or the 14, or the 12 Zeiss, for my D400. Or the 24. This is a company that understands what lenses you need to make an APS-C camera system a complete solution.

+1 I left Canon because I was realizing what I wanted was fast primes and Canon wasn't even TRYING to get that done for APSC. All their fast primes are huge, designed for FF and priced to match FF cameras.

Fuji has gone all in taking advantage of mirrorless (flange distance etc) and APSC (small size and weight) to make awesome fast lenses that are comparable to FF DoF while staying under the price you'd pay for a matching lens from the FF-first systems.

Sure they aren't cheap but they are all so high quality the value is still reasonable. Plus Fuji gives such a good kit lens that most people can survive on it for a lot longer than the f/5.6 trash given out by the competition.

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 17:08 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (514 comments in total)
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Eugene232: I wish it had a X100 design..

BarnET do you have specific issues with the build quality of the X-T10? All reviewers seem to think it's normal Fuji quality and with it's default-silver finish it's more like the X-E2 than the X-T1 in materials (X-T1 is black by default with silver finish, X-E's are opposite).

Direct link | Posted on May 21, 2015 at 15:39 UTC
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