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 X100T Overview preview (431 comments in total)
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Mike FL: Nice looking camera. It shows up first while you type "poor man's Leica" in Google -> images.

There's a lot going on in your reply and I'm not sure if you're being ironic or not.

Either way, I was just playing around, and didn't mean to imply that all Leica users are dumb, just that anyone that can afford either a Leica or an X100t are rich.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 20:22 UTC
On Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review preview (372 comments in total)
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jmkuba: Too little change between X20 and X30 and between X100S X100T and wait for successors

Too little is relative. "Appropriate" is just as accurate unless you think you SHOULD be upgrading your camera every year. Anyone with an X20 or X100S should have many more years of enjoyment out of it, these new models are for people who don't have one yet.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 19:32 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (431 comments in total)
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JackM: 1/32000, I could finally take shots like this!
http://i.imgur.com/CSn4ycO.jpg

You definitely can't get ultra-high-speed subjects with the electronic shutter. Fuji explicitly states it in an asterisked footnote. The reason has to do with the way Fuji does the electronic readout (look at comments on silver X-T1 article) and the outcome is that the silent/electronic shutter is actually liable to have distortions on anything faster than 1/10s!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 18:49 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (431 comments in total)
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historianx: So this new update retains the in-lens mechanical leaf shutter of its predecessors, but adds an optional electronic shutter that goes all the way to 1/32000? that's pretty cool. Not enough to upgrade from my S, but a nice option.

It's actually kind of hilariously useless on this camera when you think about it, since this camera ALSO has a built-in ND filter that gets you to effectively 1/32000. Hard to imagine needing to "darken" a shot at f/2 any more than that, and it's already silent!

On the X-T1 and others without leaf shutter it will be a magnificent upgrade though.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 18:47 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (431 comments in total)
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roxenford: Originally I bought an X100. Sold it and now I own a X100S and swear by it. It is one of the best cameras I have ever owned. I also have an X-Pro1 in order to use interchangeable lenses. This is one fantastic camera, too
I wonder if all these new improvements on the x 100T will be soon passed onto the X-Pro 1....maybe even in Photokina! Any ideas?
Having got rid of my Canon DSLR and lenses, I am sold on Fuji. My basic problem with Canon was weight of the equipment, but now I see I get better or at least equal quality with the Fujinon lenses.

Don't expect any firmware updates for the X-PRO1 other than to support new lenses at this point. They haven't updated it or the X-E1 in a long time, and at this point they are using an ancient processor that probably can't support the fundamentals of the new firmware they're actively working on.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 18:44 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (431 comments in total)
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km25: Nice, but I still think a high speed short zoom lens would be wonderful. A equal of a 28-70 at F2.8 would be nice.

Actually it's called the X30 and it was just announced :P

Seriously though I want that camera real bad. Basically the X30 but with the APSC sensor from Fuji's other cameras. I'd buy it as a backup and keep a prime on my X-E1.

Don't think it's particularly feasible though, the combo of tiny built-in lens, fast aperture and decent zoom range is probably one of those "pick two" situations.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 18:43 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (431 comments in total)
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roxenford: I see many complaints about Fuji RAW files processed through Adobe Lightroom. i thought that was fixed....what about using Fuji's suppled CD raw converter?

Look for ones written in 2014 based on 2014 experiences and you'll have a hard time finding people who sound like they know what they're talking about. Fuji files work great in Lightroom/Aperture and Capture One from what I've read.

Adobe's failure to handle the RAF files is now ancient history, at least for this generation of sensor. We can worry about it again when Fuji released a new non-16MP sensor.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 18:41 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (431 comments in total)
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matty_boy: the x100 baffles me, admittedly the electronic shutter is not a bad addition but not an essential one, this is incremental at best. The preamble says about Fujis 'continuous improvement' but id say this is much more about re-hashing the same camera and trying to squeeze money out of an old camera. The DNA is the same but the price has gone up. If you look at the market now, you can pick up a canon EOS-M with 22mm f/2.0 lens for about £250, the system has few lenses but the x100 just has one, so when in direct comparison its not a consideration (although it does put the canon in a more favourable light) it has the same sensor as the canon 7D, so excellent DNA itself. For all intents and purposes its the same package as the x100 minus the vanity 'retro' exterior, with very marginal differences in capability. At £999 for the x100s i know which id buy and it doesn't have a Fuji badge on it...

Also don't use the current price of the EOS M unless you actually use that camera and like it. It had famously useless AF and it's current price is determined by the fact that the first generation was a dud not on what Canon though it was worth. Original MSRP: $799

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 18:37 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (431 comments in total)
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matty_boy: the x100 baffles me, admittedly the electronic shutter is not a bad addition but not an essential one, this is incremental at best. The preamble says about Fujis 'continuous improvement' but id say this is much more about re-hashing the same camera and trying to squeeze money out of an old camera. The DNA is the same but the price has gone up. If you look at the market now, you can pick up a canon EOS-M with 22mm f/2.0 lens for about £250, the system has few lenses but the x100 just has one, so when in direct comparison its not a consideration (although it does put the canon in a more favourable light) it has the same sensor as the canon 7D, so excellent DNA itself. For all intents and purposes its the same package as the x100 minus the vanity 'retro' exterior, with very marginal differences in capability. At £999 for the x100s i know which id buy and it doesn't have a Fuji badge on it...

The EOS M is a totally different camera. The list of differences goes on and on and in almost every case the X100t has the difference that would imply a higher cost (EVF/OVF/manual dials/ND filter/Electronic shutter/better sensor).

If you want to compare the EOS M to something then use the X-A1, which is infinitely more appropriate, despite STILL having better manual control features and a better lens selection:

http://www.dpreview.com/products/fujifilm/slrs/fujifilm_xa1

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 18:34 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (431 comments in total)
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straylightrun: No major significant changes. Fuji is seriously milking the x100 camera hard with this 3rd revision.

Imagine the furniture we'd have by now if this was the ethos we applied to couches and coffee tables.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 18:29 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (431 comments in total)
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Tandua: I sold my x100s because I needed of sealed equipments....for these reasons I bought xt1. After 1 years another good fujfilm's camera but no WS yet, why? I'll have to wait x200 :-(
I reached the first position on 500px with unsealed fujfilm camera..but I was...under an umbrella, not easy to take
http://500px.com/photo/54102740/untitled-by-mauro-tandoi?from=user

If it's not in this one you're probably hoping in the wrong direction. They have weather sealing in their products now, so it seems like it would be in this camera if they wanted it there.

I doubt there are a lot of people who would be willing to pay hundreds more dollars for the feature, and they probably don't sell enough of these to have two versions at different prices.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 18:28 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (431 comments in total)
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eamaro: Really hope they bring the customizeable buttons to the X100S through a firmware update :(

There is a big test for Fuji's kaizen reputation coming up.

They need to update the X-E2 and X100S for sure or IMHO they'll be letting down people who bought those cameras after seeing all the updates that X-PRO and X-E1 were given.

The processors in X-E2/X100s are the same as in the X-T1, so there's no excuse other than unwillingness to invest the resources.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 18:26 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (431 comments in total)
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samhain: Good on Fuji for keeping the price the same as the last model and not raising the MP up to 24mp. 16mp is where its at for aps-c

24MP would also be good, and I would imagine the quality would be great if Fuji decided to release it. I for one would be very interested in being able to crop more. On my retina MacBook the 16mp files can only be cropped about 33% before they are smaller than the screen ;)

That they haven't probably just means they're working to get it right. I'm glad they aren't rushing it just to satisfy measurebators.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 18:24 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (431 comments in total)
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rsf3127: Always wanted to like these Fuji but stopped when looking at the RAW images. They are not up to the same level of recent sensors by other manufacturers at all.
I always keep coming back to my NEX/A7. Much better value and versatility.

As to your original statement that the RAW files aren't on the same level as other cameras, that's incredibly vague. Was there something in particular you found was different when inspecting the same photo taken with different cameras and comparable lenses?

I found the RAW files from the NEX 6 I had were fine but nothing special, and the ones from the kit lens were atrocious with giant vignetting in the corners.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 18:22 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (431 comments in total)
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rsf3127: Always wanted to like these Fuji but stopped when looking at the RAW images. They are not up to the same level of recent sensors by other manufacturers at all.
I always keep coming back to my NEX/A7. Much better value and versatility.

rsf3127: First, the original topic was versatility of RAW files, which absolutely applies to this camera, and all other Fuji's which share the same sensor as far as IQ is concerned.

Second this is a pretty versatile camera for a fixed-lens-prime with the wide and tele adapters, though as a whole it's an expensive set!

Third someone else brought up the NEX7/a7/a6000 cameras which are ILCs, which naturally leads the conversation to compare Fuji's ILCs with similar sensors.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 18:19 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (431 comments in total)
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Jon Holstein: I was hoping for more real-time controls and a tilting display.

ISO dial is the main one, with the others also being present on the X-T1: Drive mode and AF mode dials.

Seems reasonable to leave those things off this camera as it's smaller (though not by much as I was shocked to learn when first holding an X-T1) and they really make the X-T1 look complicated.

I'm really hoping X-E3 has an ISO dial but am not holding my breath. I'll settle for all the Fn buttons being programmable finally.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 18:16 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (431 comments in total)
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whtchocla7e: Good on Fuji for milking this thing for as long as they can. When you have a fan base that parts with their money at the drop of a hat, you can just sit back and watch the $$$ roll in.

"Here's how much we can improve it without making part of it worse. The new price is the old price.". It's always mostly the same or else it's full of fresh new flaws for them to work out. If you're buying it new you'll pay the same as before.

More camera, same price: Doesn't have to be a revolution every time, and for many evolution gives better results.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 18:13 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (431 comments in total)
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Mike FL: Nice looking camera. It shows up first while you type "poor man's Leica" in Google -> images.

If you search for "cameras for rich idiots" it's all Leicas (with a cameo by Hasselblad)

https://www.google.com/search?site=&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1859&bih=1083&q=cameras+for+rich+idiots&oq=cameras+for+rich+idiots&gs_l=img.3...485.485.0.931.1.1.0.0.0.0.108.108.0j1.1.0....0...1ac.2.53.img..1.0.0.rb_ljttpIdk&gws_rd=ssl

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 18:11 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (431 comments in total)
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Mike FL: Nice looking camera. It shows up first while you type "poor man's Leica" in Google -> images.

Leica: The only brand that makes someone with $1300 to spend on a fixed-lens-prime camera qualify as "poor".

What do you get when you search for "cameras for fools with too much money"?

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 18:07 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (431 comments in total)
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jondh: I want x-pro2 :(

Jodh at least this is evidence that they haven't given up on the (not particularly popular) hybrid OVF. I don't care about it myself but they both kept it and improved it significantly, so it seems you have an X-PRO2 with a better OVF to look forward to in the future :)

Sucks to still be using one though, as an X-E1 owner I know how awkwardly flawed all the first-gen Fuji's are. At least if I really wanted to I could get an X-E2, X-PRO1 lovers are currently trapped.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 12, 2014 at 18:05 UTC
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