bluevellet: Cynics would say Fuji has a strong habit of releasing buggy, unfinished cameras to then try to fix them years down the line through the line. Yes, it's better than not fixing them at all. But it just doesn't encourage you to run out and buy the latest Fuji product since it is expected to be crippled.
"The problem you have now..."
"...you clearly don't have the slightest idea."
I think it's you who has the problem boyo.
@Fri13Any review of the XT1 would say it's not good at tracking moving subjects (not as good as PDAF on a DSLR in any case). If you think it was going to be any different, you didn't do your research well enough and/or bought the wrong camera for your requirements!As for the buttons business... I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about as I don't own the XT1 (nor do I want to as it's not the best fit for me). I'm just loving what Fuji is doing as their glass is fantastic and (for me) their business ethos is the best amongst any of the major camera brands... Clearly you are a Fuji cynic... thats fine, just different from my POV. :)
PerL: But, but... how come the camera need improvement in AF? They already claimed they had the worlds fastest and best AF when it was introduced?
Is it possible that claims about AF generally has a lot of hype involved and that one should be skeptical until it is proven in the field?
Eh? So by this logic the 'best' never needs to be bettered. Go tell that to athletes.
Other cynics would say that some compainies drip feed minor upgrades to their cameras every 6-12 months to sell more bodies. You talk about 'fixing' as if they didn't work in the first place.For me this kind of business model is going to encourage me to develop brand loyalty to Fuji as I'll get a 'new' camera without having to shell out any more money ;-)
For my tastes these are by far the best of the recent reader showcases... Excellent work!
Excellent photos, deserved exposure!
1, 3 and 7 are particularly wonderful...
MnTony: OMG - this whining is still going on? Folks, the adoption rate for CC was much faster than Adobe predicted. They aren't going back. Buy into it or don't - you have the power of your choice. But whining every time Adobe is mentioned is getting very old. Alternatives may pop up, and competition is always a good thing.
Errr mailman... please re-read what you've written."We don't have a choice. Buy into it like you said, or use something else."That is THE choice, and therefore MnTony wasn't wrong as you state...As an aside, I'd never have paid £600 for PS but can happily afford £8pm for CC. So the old way was no good for me!
Mateus1: That 35mm f/2 looks great with look and design of RF cameras, and it's smaller than 35/1.4 what I find more attractive but still has fast f/2 aperturę, probably it's WR too. Actually it's the first Fuji lens that may fully impress me. I hope this is the road and direction Fuji is starting to go and I look forward for next small f/2 WR primes: 56/2, 23/2 and later 16/2 and new WR X-E3 and X-Pro2. Than I will call Fuji as "Leica RF styled mirrorless".
Again, there aren't too many lenses in the world with these attributes!! Including, I'm pretty sure no Leica!
The first Fuji lens that may fully impress you?
There can't be too many lenses in the world that do impress you!!
Felts: I like the fact that Nikon are making niche products in a crowded market place...The Df, 58mm 1.4 and now this...
Anyone who doesn't understand the appeal of these three... well, lets just say you're not in that niche!
I thought with a response like that you might be a rowdy whippersnapper from the mirrorless crowd.
Then I see from your gear you shoot Canon. Really? LOL ;-P
I like the fact that Nikon are making niche products in a crowded market place...The Df, 58mm 1.4 and now this...
Nigel Wilkins: Why are there so many that won't use a camera with the DR of this camera? I don't think there were any photos I took (or wanted to take) in the last few years that needed a camera with higher DR (5D, 5DII, 6D).
Whilst I agree with all your points you make here Nigel, for others it makes a difference... because perhaps for their photography 14 stops isn't *enough* DR... hence my original point. You will always get people who work at the limits of any particular spec sheet, be it AF, ISO performance, DR, whatever... Therefore anything less than the best isn't good enough (even if the differences are perceived or real)!
@Nigel Wilkins Apologies if my answer was sarcastic, but to answer your question it seems you are asking me to explain why some photographers needs are different to others... For some, as large a DR as possible is preferable, so that they don't have to resort to HDR techniques for example. For myself I have *very* little interest in huge DR... The quality of high ISOs are a deciding factor for me, so if a new camera came out with high ISOs that weren't class-leading... well, I'd have *no* interest in it whatsoever. For others they never need to go above 3200... Everyone's mileage varies :-)
Why are there so many people that don't understand that what they want out of a camera differs from the next persons needs?
The basketball player coming through the streamers is *amazing*
deep7: It's actually quite nice to see this "record" temporarily being held by one of the world's great landscape photographers and for such a fine image. He isn't just a very good photographer but is very fussy about print quality and talented at marketing (obviously!!).
Recently, this record was held by one of the blandest photographers I've ever "seen", a photoshopped image of a river bank. That was much harder to comprehend.
I should note that an internet reproduction will only ever give us a general idea of what the image looks like in the flesh. I'll bet this one is a stunner. It's a bit like seeing a real Constable painting, compared to one on a place mat or biscuit tin. No comparison at all!
Lik is the Vettriano of photography: bland bland bland... The fact that I have seen two other DPReview amateurs show essentially the same image already today says it all!
Now Gursky on the other hand... now there we have a photographic genius. Rhein II is one of my favourite works of art.
But of course thats just my opinion... and its what makes life and art interesting.
Snikt228: That wouldn't attract unwanted attention at all....
People blank out 5D Mark 3, Sony A7r, etc.. on their cameras to ward off thieves. Do you need a personal body guard with this one?
I'm not exactly sure this is geared towards any person who has ever registered an account with DPReview!
For that price it should come with a years supply of body guard...