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jeremyclarke

jeremyclarke

Lives in Canada Montreal, Canada
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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 Fujifilm X-T10 Review preview (442 comments in total)
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Mark Bergman: Most requested missing feature - I've owned my X-T10 since the first day is was deliverable. As an alternative to my Nikon D7100, it is doing a nice job. Low noise at high ISO for available light photos, half the weight of my Nikon (which I use regularly). So my first call to tech support was to inquire about the photo review feature. When one uses the electronic viewfinder, the only way to review the photo just taken is via the viewfinder. The camera will not switch to the LED display to allow us to "chimp" the photo. Tech support says "no the camera has no such setting and this is the most often requested feature request they receive".

@xeriwthe My impression is you are joking around and trying to point out that all the cameras can "review" images on the LCD by going into playback mode. Is that right?

If so my impression was that OP wanted the INSTANT review to happen on the LCD, like it would on a DSLR, not just playback review.

Fuji has never had a way to do instant review on the LCD (i.e. no review in EVF, but if you look at the LCD the image will be there for a couple seconds). There's a good reason why they never would have even considered it too: The original cameras were totally slow at switching from EVF to LCD and basically froze for a second each time you did so. Instant review on the LCD would have been so slow and buggy people would probably have thought it wasn't an intended feature :S

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 13:43 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 Review preview (442 comments in total)
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robertbrockmann: Video capabilities should not be taken into account when reviewing Fujifilm cameras. I know of no Fuji shooter who bought a Fuji camera to shoot video. Fujis are for taking photographs. Period. The video buttons on my 3 Fujis (the first one bough in 2010) are virgin.

Revenant you are right about the X30! Sorry I didn't think they used X-trans on the 2/3 sensors, must have been thinking of the X100 or something.

Also agree that saying "people don't buy Fuji for video" doesn't mean it's not important, it just means Fuji is losing tons of customers who rightly know that Fuji cameras are useless for video. If they were at least decent at it people would be emotionally torn rather than quickly decided against.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 20, 2015 at 13:39 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 Review preview (442 comments in total)
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robertbrockmann: Video capabilities should not be taken into account when reviewing Fujifilm cameras. I know of no Fuji shooter who bought a Fuji camera to shoot video. Fujis are for taking photographs. Period. The video buttons on my 3 Fujis (the first one bough in 2010) are virgin.

X30 just might have BETTER video than the X-T10 because it doesn't use the X-Trans array on the sensor, it (along with the X-A2) uses a standard bayer array. At least you won't have toxic moiré caused by the lack of AA filter.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 18, 2015 at 18:02 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 Review preview (442 comments in total)
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Mark Bergman: Most requested missing feature - I've owned my X-T10 since the first day is was deliverable. As an alternative to my Nikon D7100, it is doing a nice job. Low noise at high ISO for available light photos, half the weight of my Nikon (which I use regularly). So my first call to tech support was to inquire about the photo review feature. When one uses the electronic viewfinder, the only way to review the photo just taken is via the viewfinder. The camera will not switch to the LED display to allow us to "chimp" the photo. Tech support says "no the camera has no such setting and this is the most often requested feature request they receive".

:)

If anything I'd recommend you keep it nice and short. Part of the transition is getting used to the fact that you ALWAYS "chimp" with the EVF, rather than deciding for each photo whether to look at the LCD like you would on a DSLR.

The longer the review time the more disruptive it becomes, and the less interesting since 90% of what you see during review is the same as what you saw before firing the shutter.

For me the goal is to habituate to getting all the exposure right before firing (obviously) then quickly assessing critical sharpness/timing (facial expressions) during the short review period, then switching into full playback mode on the LCD when I need to zoom in to check focus or review multiple images.

Good luck!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2015 at 19:55 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 Review preview (442 comments in total)
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theprehistorian: Nice enough camera and sensibly priced. I would say Fuji's real advantage over other mirrorless APS-C cameras is the quality of some of their lenses. The problem, of course, is the 16 MP X-Trans, which is showing its age a bit. Image quality is pretty much unchanged since the X-Pro, which, by the way, can be had for about £350 now... so for those of us who don't need fast focus there's an even cheaper way to gain access to Fuji's funky lenses and it's built like a tank!

Don Sata no not at all, not sure why you would even ask that question. I'm an enthusiast which is why I bought the X-T10 not the X-T1.

Any camera can be used by a Pros of course, but I think what makes a camera "Pro" is that it satisfies the needs of professionals in particular, as opposed to enthusiasts/amateurs that don't need to "get things done" as urgently.

"Pro" cameras/lenses are larger because Pros don't have the luxury of worrying about the weight of their equipment. "Pro" cameras are complicated/hard to use because pros need it to work precisely and don't have the luxury of only using "easy" equipment. Pro cameras are "fast" because pros need to get the shot no matter what, unlike amateurs who can "miss the shot" without failing a client demand.

Nothing about the "X-PRO" philosophy of slow, careful operation with focus on the experience (hybrid rangefinder) and primes (hybrid rangefinder) indicates that it's a PRO camera compared to the X-T1.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2015 at 17:19 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 Review preview (442 comments in total)
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Mark Bergman: Most requested missing feature - I've owned my X-T10 since the first day is was deliverable. As an alternative to my Nikon D7100, it is doing a nice job. Low noise at high ISO for available light photos, half the weight of my Nikon (which I use regularly). So my first call to tech support was to inquire about the photo review feature. When one uses the electronic viewfinder, the only way to review the photo just taken is via the viewfinder. The camera will not switch to the LED display to allow us to "chimp" the photo. Tech support says "no the camera has no such setting and this is the most often requested feature request they receive".

FWIW It's funny but not surprising that tech support considers this a common complaint. You're certainly not the first person I've heard complain about this, and I bet it's a common conclusion for people with decades of DSLR experience.

For people just getting started with ILC though there's no complaints, because the behavior is natural and it's "chimping" that is the strange choice, driven by limitations of past cameras (i.e. uselessness of EVF tech until recently) not by the ergonomics of photography, which of course are being invented as we go, since there was no instant-review on film camreas ;)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2015 at 17:11 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 Review preview (442 comments in total)
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Mark Bergman: Most requested missing feature - I've owned my X-T10 since the first day is was deliverable. As an alternative to my Nikon D7100, it is doing a nice job. Low noise at high ISO for available light photos, half the weight of my Nikon (which I use regularly). So my first call to tech support was to inquire about the photo review feature. When one uses the electronic viewfinder, the only way to review the photo just taken is via the viewfinder. The camera will not switch to the LED display to allow us to "chimp" the photo. Tech support says "no the camera has no such setting and this is the most often requested feature request they receive".

You'll get used to it! The feature you want isn't really needed by users of the camera, the only reason they would include it is to satisfy DSLR converts who aren't used to EVF yet.

How would it be better to remove the camera from your eye and use the LCD to review? It would be slower, you would lose your composition and the LCD is WAY lower resolution than the EVF, so even for reviewing fine detail it's better (try it someday when you are reviewing photos, the EVF lets you assess fine detail better, though it's uncomfortable to use it for long periods).

Just remind yourself that reviewing in the EVF is the obvious choice with a mirrorless camera like the X-T10, you'll learn to appreciate the smoothness of the experience.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2015 at 17:08 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 Review preview (442 comments in total)
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Mark Bergman: Custom settings - have you configured some custom configuration your find productive and time saving? How about sharing your settings so less experienced photographers might benefit?

All that said, here's the one set of settings I found useful in "Save Custom Settings": Manual flash settings for use with my YN-560 manual flashgun.

ISO: 200
White Balance: Daylight

In the end I didn't use it very often though, since it was only two settings and I started gelling my flashes to match ambient light rather than depending on WB:Daylight :P

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2015 at 17:05 UTC
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Mark Bergman: Custom settings - have you configured some custom configuration your find productive and time saving? How about sharing your settings so less experienced photographers might benefit?

The "Custom Settings" feature is pretty useless in Fuji cameras unfortunately, because it can only save a few settings and they are mostly the JPG-only ones that have no effect on RAW files (DR, Film sim, Highlights etc.).

Because you can't name them, and the active one isn't displayed during use (only during selection) they are barely useful even if you want to save sets of the allowed settings. Personally I find it more of a hindrance than a help, and with the configurable Q menu on the X-T10 (and other recent Fuji cameras) I'd rather just remove it entirely so I don't accidentally trigger it.

Instead I set up my Q menu with duplicates of the actual settings I want to use so that it's faster to access them when needed.

If you weren't referring to the "Save Custom Settings" feature then sorry, there are a lot of useful features in the camera that we could talk about, most of them just can't be saved as sets :)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 17, 2015 at 17:03 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 Review preview (442 comments in total)
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photo perzon: The T10 is a T1 more portable and less expensive. I want the B2 buyer 24mp and the B20.

I was using an X-T1 and X-E1 side by side and never even noticed the difference in the EVF. The main reason to care is if you make heavy use of the picture-in-picture manual focus aid, which is only on the X-T1 because it takes so much space.

I do miss it but honestly I don't manual focus that often and the focus peaking works really well on the X-T10.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2015 at 20:30 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 Review preview (442 comments in total)
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Mike FL: FUJI has been using the same old SONY 16MP APS-C sensor almost from FUJI's first Mirror-less years ago.

When will SONY update FUJI's sensor?

There's something embarrassing about knowing that my brand new camera can't actually take better pictures than my out of date X-E1, it just feels wrong.

On the other hand I loved the photos from my X-E1, and all my complaints were about ergonomics and AF and missing features like Wifi, electronic shutter etc.

I'd rather Fuji wait 'till they've got somethign really amazing to replace the 16mp with than have them wasting tons of energy releasing new sensors with a 2% improvement to noise and pointless megapixel bumps like Sony/Canon.

When they have something that behaves like a 5DIII I will want it desperately, until then I'm happy with the old sensor wrapped in a modern chassis.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2015 at 20:25 UTC
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picnut: I have an X-E1 and X-T1 plus several Fuji lenses. I love them all, but I more often shoot with my Sony a6000 simply because the lenses are so much smaller and lighter for walk-around and travel purposes. I don't understand why Fuji's lenses are so much larger when both cameras are mirrorless and have APS-C sensors.

Nice. All I'll add is that once you try one of Fuji's wide primes you may re-assess the quality of the 18-55mm :P

The 16mm f/1.4 is neither small (it weighs more than the X-T10) nor cheap (it also costs more), but the contrast, color and sharpness are a joy to edit compared to the 18-55mm, which always feels "grungy" or something by comparison. Maybe it's just f/1.4 making everything glow but damn the photos just make me feel good ;)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2015 at 20:20 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 Review preview (442 comments in total)
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theprehistorian: Nice enough camera and sensibly priced. I would say Fuji's real advantage over other mirrorless APS-C cameras is the quality of some of their lenses. The problem, of course, is the 16 MP X-Trans, which is showing its age a bit. Image quality is pretty much unchanged since the X-Pro, which, by the way, can be had for about £350 now... so for those of us who don't need fast focus there's an even cheaper way to gain access to Fuji's funky lenses and it's built like a tank!

X-E1 also has great build quality IMHO, when I first got mine I could hardly believe I could afford it (it was after X-E2 came out and really cheap by that point). Compared to my old Rebel it felt like a Leica.

X-T10 is the first Fuji I've used (never tried X-A/M1) that does feel a bit "cheaper" in some ways (command dials mostly, which were SO MUCH NICER on the X-E1 for some reason), though also by no means does it feel like a cheap camera, and it looks great regardless.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2015 at 13:38 UTC
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picnut: I have an X-E1 and X-T1 plus several Fuji lenses. I love them all, but I more often shoot with my Sony a6000 simply because the lenses are so much smaller and lighter for walk-around and travel purposes. I don't understand why Fuji's lenses are so much larger when both cameras are mirrorless and have APS-C sensors.

I agree completely about the 18-55mm dissuading me from buying the cheaper primes, it's so good that I'd rather make do with it than switch out for one stop of light.

If the kit lens was f/3.5-5.6 the 60mm f/2.4 would be a much more obvious buy, as would the 18mm f/2. As-is you kind of need a high end prime just to get something that the kit lens doesn't give you already. IMHO this is a feature not a detriment though! I got my X-E1 for $800 including the 18-55mm, which was a big part of the reason I chose Fuji.

By comparison the kit lenses from Olympus and Sony (the other two brands I considered) struck me as nearly useless and I felt like I'd need to buy new lenses right away. I barely use the Fuji 18-55 now that I have 16+35mm f/1.4 primes, but when I was starting out it was priceless.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2015 at 13:31 UTC
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arhmatic: I need to repeat, video quality is disappointing. Why repeat? I keep hearing the same "if you want good video quality, buy I video camera" - getting a second camera is not the answer.

The reasonable thing to do is for Fuji to get the video quality at the comparable level with everything else on the market. Not exceed, like the still image quality, just match the other offerings. Whatever the technical limitation with sensor and such, well, most simple users don't get and don't care, they simply want something comparable. Cheers!

>You see, if Fuji sales were hurt because of poor video they would have definitely put their efforts in improving it. On the contrary, good sales numbers tell them their customers don't care a whit about video.

Fuji makes more money from their silly instax cameras than from the X System. They're still trying to figure out how to make actual money off high end photography gear.

I'm confident that they are sweating the crappy video quality, and that they have lots of data on the number of people who love everything else about Fuji cameras but won't settle for a system that can't service video needs in a pinch.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2015 at 00:20 UTC
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utomo99: I hope Fuji try to fix some of the problems using firmware update. such as video quality and Burts

BURST!

Yeah I don't think they are going to fix the buffer depth (assuming that's what you meant?) with firmware, it's probably caused by a cheaper I/O component and the same cause as the lack of support for the faster SD cards (UHS II?) that the X-T1 supports.

They could definitely improve video via firmware IMHO, if only by making the interface/buttons/menus less awful. Hopefully they'll make some breakthrough on the codec front too while developing the X-T2 and backport it to the other cameras. Wouldn't be the first time something like that happened.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2015 at 00:16 UTC
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Footski: This is a still camera! For video buy a video camera......simple.

There's no video mode on the X-T10 and it's one of my biggest annoyances with the camera.

The X-E1 had a video mode in the "Drive" menu, when you entered it you could press the shutter button to start and stop recording.

On the X-T10 all you have is a video function button. Pushing it starts recording and stops recording, before and after which you are in stills shooting mode. The only way to set up your video shot is to use the menus before pushing this button.

It's a terrible experience and the impression it gives is that Fuji doesn't even WANT us to use the feature for anything other than emergency evidence gathering :S

Please Fuji: At least give us a chance to find situations where the video quality is usable (stable/tripod, no patterns that cause bad moiré).

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2015 at 00:13 UTC
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theprehistorian: Nice enough camera and sensibly priced. I would say Fuji's real advantage over other mirrorless APS-C cameras is the quality of some of their lenses. The problem, of course, is the 16 MP X-Trans, which is showing its age a bit. Image quality is pretty much unchanged since the X-Pro, which, by the way, can be had for about £350 now... so for those of us who don't need fast focus there's an even cheaper way to gain access to Fuji's funky lenses and it's built like a tank!

IMHO if anything should be called the PRO it's the X-T1 with it's overabundance of knobs and buttons. Even if there was an X-PRO2 out with all the updates from the X-T1, it still wouldn't be the obvious pro choice because the form factor has less room for dials and the OVF is unlikely to draw in pros compared to amateurs/photo-lovers.

If I was them I'd scap "x-pro" entirely and make the X-E3 be the follow-up to the X-PRO1, continuing the line of ILC rangefinder cameras (along with X100S) and integrating the hybrid OVF. That would make a clear lineup: "regular" (slr) format high end or low end, OR luxurious Leica-esque rangefinder for nerds and enthusiasts.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2015 at 00:06 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T10 Review preview (442 comments in total)
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theprehistorian: Nice enough camera and sensibly priced. I would say Fuji's real advantage over other mirrorless APS-C cameras is the quality of some of their lenses. The problem, of course, is the 16 MP X-Trans, which is showing its age a bit. Image quality is pretty much unchanged since the X-Pro, which, by the way, can be had for about £350 now... so for those of us who don't need fast focus there's an even cheaper way to gain access to Fuji's funky lenses and it's built like a tank!

> That being said, a lot of the X-Pro1's AF 'issues' are massively overstated for the kind of photography it's designed for.

I agree with you because in the sentence before you said you do in fact find the AF on the first-gen Fuji's to be worse, but even there your statement here feels wrong.

I don't think Fuji "designed" the X-Pro1 to have slow AF and an AF-C mode that basically doesn't work at all, no one would design it that way. What happened is that the "intended use" of the camera morphed as it's strengths/weaknesses became clear. Fuji called it "Pro" because they thought pros would want to use it, and that was a big mistake because it's a fundamentally beautiful but crippled camera compared to what most pros are used to.

If it was called the X-Amateur, as in "for people who love photography first and foremost" that would be the perfect name for it, because that's what it excels at.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2015 at 00:03 UTC
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Beat Traveller: Good review, inane comments as usual.

Yeah, why isn't anyone on TV talking about bayer arrays or ISO dials?!?!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2015 at 23:58 UTC
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