jeremyclarke

jeremyclarke

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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 Video Overview: Fujifilm X-T10 article (117 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 (360 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 (360 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 (360 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 (360 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 (360 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
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (360 comments in total)
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flysurfer: "It's also worth noting that users now have the ability to toggle their AF point when shooting with Face Detect on, which is new."

It may be worth noting, but it isn't new, because the at least my X30, X100T, X-A2 and X-T1 also offer this feature. :)

FWIW Rico I'm a big fan of your work on FR and the care you apply to describing these features correctly and in-context. You compare all the cameras actively and it shows. A lot of the FUD in these comments is caused by DPR missing the pan-lineup subtleties of UI improvements.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 15:57 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (360 comments in total)
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flysurfer: "It's also worth noting that users now have the ability to toggle their AF point when shooting with Face Detect on, which is new."

It may be worth noting, but it isn't new, because the at least my X30, X100T, X-A2 and X-T1 also offer this feature. :)

I'll file this under: Don't forget the X-T10 follows the X-E2 and not the X100x, Xx0 or X-Tx cameras.

The feature their describing is really important, so it's good to be reminded that it's there, though all such features need a note in reviews like "though we've already seen this in other Fuji cameras".

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 15:55 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (360 comments in total)
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bluevellet: Watching the Camera Store review, it's hard to get excited about this camera.

Hopefully! Watching the "CameraStoreTV" (Calgary guys) review I really wished they had tried the slow continuous mode so we could hear how it sounds. Their trial of the 8fps was just embarassing (9 fast clicks, 3 REALLY slow ones, then a steady flow of medium speed). Ultimately those final medium speed ones are probably the "real" continuous rate, so hopefully that was at least 3fps and the CL mode will shoot consistently forever.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 15:50 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (360 comments in total)
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LeicaC: What did this article mean with respect to a "new graphic user interface with customizable display icons"? I haven't seen that mentioned by anyone else and what I've seen of the menu system here and elsewhere looks like standard Fuji X fare.

Compared to an X-E2 the EVF info has been re-arranged to have the new "clean" layout that avoids blocking the edges of the image. It's already in the X100T and X-T1 but those are separate lineups (like my previous comment was trying to convey).

I agree it's confusing if you're reading Fuji as a story involving all cameras. It's written as if the last camera they released was the X-E2.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 15:44 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (360 comments in total)
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Beat Traveller: The shape is unfortunate, because the guts of the camera are quite appealing. Replacing the ISO dial with a function dial is probably a smart move, if opinions on how it actually performed are to be believed.

I wonder what the future for the X-E line is after this, because this is offering almost the exact same feature set.

Also re: ISO dial: The ISO settings I usually use aren't even representable on a dial. Fuji's implementation is so good it's too complicated.

Usually my ISO is auto[max6400+target1/100s], how would that look on a dial?

If anything I want them to complicpate it further and let me specify a target aperture so that speed gets increased before F stop: auto[max6400+target1/100s+targetf/1.4]

Nothing about that makes me want an ISO dial full of huge numbers I'll almost never use (when my ISO is high it's on auto, I usually only use manual ISO for 200-800 precision work).

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 15:41 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (360 comments in total)
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worldcup1982: so, this is a x-e2 in a different form?
i hope the x-e3 comes with a x-t1 evf size...

worldcup1982: Yes exactly. The X-T1's EVF makes everyone go "WOW SO BIG AMAZING!", just like a 50" iMac surely would. But long term a lot of people found it was a mixed blessing because they had to move their eyes a lot inside the EVF just to see different parts, whereas with a smaller screen they could take it all in at once (and human eyes are good at zeroing-in/zooming-in on details within reason).

The real downside is that we lose the picture-in-picture manual focus mode, which used the huge screen to show the full view on left and little zoomed-in focus preview on the right so you can focus precisely. Without the big screen we have to live with the other two focus modes: split-screen (rangefinder) and focus peaking.

That said most people seem to prefer focus peaking so as long as it works well on the X-T10 I'll be satisfied.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 15:28 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (360 comments in total)
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bluevellet: Watching the Camera Store review, it's hard to get excited about this camera.

+1 to darngooddesign. I don't want to import/process/navigate through dozens of images of the same thing, very few photographers do. A well-functioning 3fps "CL" mode is what I really need, to get a few expressions in portraits and increase hit rates on carefully-timed action shots.

On my X-E1 the "CL" mode basically doesn't work because the buffer is so embarassingly small (camera locks up to process after 3 pics) and in addition there's no refocus between shots so it's barely useful anyway.

For me the updates to both continuous focusing and buffer will make "CL" a mode I'll probably use a lot.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 15:24 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (360 comments in total)
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LarryLatchkey: very interesting offering from fuji! a shame the cheapest lense is a 27/2.8 for €450, and the 53/1.4 is almost €700... sure, they are nice lenses, but they should introduce a couple of cheaper lenses for beginners, preferably pancake designs.

It's definitely important to have some affordable primes that aren't a huge investment, I left Canon partly because they weren't making any fast primes for APS-C so you had to live with FF prices and size. Fuji's lenses are overall faster than FF lenses in terms of aperture, which is to be expected to get similar DoF, but none of them are super affordable.

The upcoming 35mm f/2 lens is a step in the right direction IMHO. Cheaper and smaller but still sharp and cool looking.

I adapt manual lenses as a way of trying new formats for relatively low prices. Anyone who only has the kit lens should pick up a manual 50mm f/1.8+adapter for the old mount. It's great for portraits if you have time to manually focus and the DoF (=85mm f/2.6) gives you lots of creative options.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 21:35 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (360 comments in total)
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ChrisH37: This will move straight into my setup as a second body to my X-T1 (and also double up as my 'personal' camera when out and about with the family etc, as I hadn't realised it would be usefully smaller than the X-T1.)

That full-auto leaver will also come in handy for "family" situations, since it will let you hand off the camera to family/strangers without having to hold their hand the whole time.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 21:01 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (360 comments in total)
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Daniel555: i'll wait for a tests with a production model. while it seems to be a good idea, i'm not sure yet, should i go with it or not. but i like to think about it as an x-m1 with a viewfinder and more controls.

X-M1 has a LOT less buttons and dials in addition to having no EVF. I'd say they are very very different in most ways except the sensor and the styling (and even there, the X-T10 has the "premium" materials that they skipped for the X-M1).

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 20:50 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 First Impressions Review preview (360 comments in total)
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BarnET: So more or less a XE-2 with a hump in the middle instead of the viewfinder on the side.
makes room for 1 more dial which is always nice. Means less digging in menu's in general.

Unlike the XE-2 it does have a tilty-screen albeit at a lower resolution.
I like the rangefinder body more. unless it has that massive viewfinder.

The X-T10 on the other hand is part of Fuji's most successful line at this point, so there will definitely be "new similar cameras" to inspire firmware updates.

Really though the reason the X-T10 will get updates is because it's new. When you buy a Fuji released two years ago you're already getting lots of updates that were added since it was first released, you just won't get many more.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 20:48 UTC
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