Just a Photographer

Just a Photographer

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Papi61: "$700 for the 128GB version"

Wait, what? {facepalm}

And who the heck needs such high speeds on an SD card? Thanks to h.265, my NX1 streams 4K @ 40gb/s, while maintaining ProRes quality (requires stronger CPU, but then again, that's what Samsung provides.) My FZ1000 uses good ol' h.264, but it still streams at around 90 gb/s max.

In other words, Sandisk Extreme Pro 95 MB/s SD's are sufficient for both. About $95 for a 128gb card. Heck, you can get a 512gb card of the same type and STILL spend a lot less ($450 IIRC.)

Its what you paid a good 10 years ago for 256MB CF cards.
It does however show how fast technology is advancing and that what now seems insane prices will be available to the general public in 2 to 3 years from now.

So nothing special about this.

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 06:14 UTC

128GB - That's what you need for those huge 5Ds files I'll guess..

Direct link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 06:12 UTC as 8th comment | 1 reply
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km25: This looks like an other fine lens in the Fuji road map. Maybe I should not say this, a carload of optical experps will leave their lack of knowledge with me. Like mouths to a flame. I have the 23 f/1.4 and 56 f/1.2, should I sell my 14 f2.8. THis lens looks a lot bigger. I will take awhile and think it over and wait for the lens to come down a little in price.

@Wedding Photographer - I'll think you'll need to learn a lot about focusing systems. The fun is that 'contrast detection' AF that is used in MILC cameras is much more accurate then phase detection AF.

1). Those who say they need the DoF are either not creative enough or not knowledged enough..

Yes thats a blund statement to people who make blund statements themselves.

I assume you are not running around with your calculator to see how much DoF you need for each picture you take. And if you need to do very shallow DoF on each and every picture then its a trick that shows your shortcommings as a photographer.

2. The Fuji's have 1/32000 shutterspeeds. No ND filter needed.

3. Accuracy of focus with any MILC is spot on. This is due to the slower contrast detection AF. But which excels over phase detection AF when it comes down to focus accuracy. Phase detection AF is the reasoning for micro AF adjustments on DSLR's.

Direct link | Posted on May 25, 2015 at 06:51 UTC
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km25: This looks like an other fine lens in the Fuji road map. Maybe I should not say this, a carload of optical experps will leave their lack of knowledge with me. Like mouths to a flame. I have the 23 f/1.4 and 56 f/1.2, should I sell my 14 f2.8. THis lens looks a lot bigger. I will take awhile and think it over and wait for the lens to come down a little in price.

Not really, but its what the FF shooters love to do, to make their system look superb compared to an APS-C system

In the end its about creativity and mostly not about DoF that counts.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 20:18 UTC
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TriezeA72: I don't own a Leica, so I don't need one

Bag - The camera is just a little too expensive for me.
That said. I tried a Leica a few times and it does feel sweet though, but out of my budget.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 07:35 UTC
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km25: This looks like an other fine lens in the Fuji road map. Maybe I should not say this, a carload of optical experps will leave their lack of knowledge with me. Like mouths to a flame. I have the 23 f/1.4 and 56 f/1.2, should I sell my 14 f2.8. THis lens looks a lot bigger. I will take awhile and think it over and wait for the lens to come down a little in price.

DoF is not that important for a wide angle lens in most cases.

But talking about DoF, then the following will surprise you!

The minimum focus distance of this 16mm f1.4 is only 15cm (6") the DOF of this lens starts with 0.44 cm.

Now lets compare this to the Canon 24mm f1.4 USM II L
This lens has a minimum focus distance of 25cm (10")
The minimum DOF is 0.83 cm.

Now which lens has the smaller DoF?

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 07:30 UTC
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TriezeA72: I don't own a Leica, so I don't need one

Until you tried one. You just don't know yet... ;)

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 07:05 UTC
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Thanatham Piriyakarnjanakul: ONA I love your The Prince Street but can it fit iPad Pro?

Brixton a bit large for me and don't like it handle.

It does fit the regular iPad and a 11" MacBook.
Its what I take with client portrait shoots.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 07:01 UTC
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FinDERP: Looks a lovely bag but it's way out of the range I'd be willing to pay for something like this - even if I had a large disposable budget I'd sooner spend it on lenses and probably large format gear too large to fit in anything carryable anyway haha.

I appreciate that ONA is taking time to answer comments and queries here though, that's really a great effort and I wish more companies would act like this!

I always thought the same as you.
Now I just recently bought an ONA. I am actually very happy with it. Great bag, that doesn't scream 'Photo gear inside!'. Still the bag is very stylish.

Really loveable bags and very well made.
One of the better purchases I made even though it costed me a rib.

Direct link | Posted on May 22, 2015 at 06:58 UTC
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QuarryCat: same as Fujifilm -
they always make us believe - they made the best possible AF - and I know AF from Panasonic is in most situations with low contrast or long lenses better and faster -
and now they are coming with much improvement.
That's good for us, then now everybody knows they are telling us marketing garbage.
So Samsung is on a good way, maybe the next NX2 is a real good camera.
I don't like the NX1 so much, even if dpreview and magazines praise it to heaven.
There are not many good and fast lenses for it - Samsung has a lot to do.
A camera is only as good as the system... (without adapter challenges)
1. Panasonic/Olympus mft
2. Fujifilm XF
3. Sony Alpha
4. Nikon 1
5. Samsung NX
6. Canon EOS M
7. Leica T

A company that is capable of doing everything, but nothing really well.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 06:45 UTC
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scandimar: Thanks Samsung for the upgrade. It seems like the korean mega-company are serious about this NX1 flagship. Many consumers are somewhat frightened that a company manufacturing dish-washers and micro ovens can not build a decent prosumer camera. I don't think we have to worry about this. The size (read: recourses) of the firm compared to Cannikon is like comparing Walmart with a round-the-corner drugstore. I remember in the 60s when Ford decided to break the Ferrari domination in Le Mans 24 hrs race. It took a few years but one afternoon in July three Fords were first to cross the finish line. The question in other words, if they are serious, they will most likely manufacture a camera which not only will be a winner, but also a seller..and remember, the rules have changed completely since the transition from analogue to digital photo..
Cheers
ron

That is the same Ford that isn't really present anymore in the top of the league of racing cars?

Last time they won Le Mans was 1969.
That is over 46 years ago...

I'll guess it will be a good comparison in the end.
Samsung tries, but might well say goodbye to the higher end digital camera industry as well.

In the end its all about sales volume and if they will not achieve a certain market share they will pull the plug.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 06:35 UTC
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QuarryCat: same as Fujifilm -
they always make us believe - they made the best possible AF - and I know AF from Panasonic is in most situations with low contrast or long lenses better and faster -
and now they are coming with much improvement.
That's good for us, then now everybody knows they are telling us marketing garbage.
So Samsung is on a good way, maybe the next NX2 is a real good camera.
I don't like the NX1 so much, even if dpreview and magazines praise it to heaven.
There are not many good and fast lenses for it - Samsung has a lot to do.
A camera is only as good as the system... (without adapter challenges)
1. Panasonic/Olympus mft
2. Fujifilm XF
3. Sony Alpha
4. Nikon 1
5. Samsung NX
6. Canon EOS M
7. Leica T

Nobody really notes Samsung.
Except for some gear geeks that like to connect their Samsung Galaxy to their Camera and Washing machine.

Or they buy it to take pictures of their washing machine as they are too much in love with the brand and don't (want to) look beyond what is also available on the market.

Samsung is interesting, but no company can do all, even if they try hard. In the end it will show that Samsung is not dedicated enough.

In a few years time they will end up like Sony.

Direct link | Posted on May 20, 2015 at 06:29 UTC
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steelhead3: Is this another Beta camera that needs constant updates like fuji or is this a long term camera that will be constantly updated to extend its usable life?

Looks like Seelhead is a little envious about companies that do seem to care about their customers.

Suck it up, but your beloved Sony will never do such upgrades that enhance cameras for free.

Sony rather brings out a yet another new body that they want you to buy. Even if your current camera is capable of doing the upgrade via a firmware update..

80% of modern cameras consist of software only 20% is hardware related to get it to work.

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 08:12 UTC
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tecnoworld: Very very good, but I still don't see many (important) features requested by users.

Perhaps they are there but not mentioned? Eg. Not loosing settings when updating fw, moving focus box with legacy lenses, lossy raw alternative (present in nx500), ...

If they don't tell you they are in, then they are NOT included.

Important improvements for users will always be mentioned.
In the end its all about marketing!

Direct link | Posted on May 19, 2015 at 08:05 UTC
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Cheezr: Barney, since I see you used the 16-55F2.8, how did that lens feel on the camera? does it hang over the bottom? E.g., on my e-m10 a few of the bigger lenses hang over the bottom edge of the camera.

I assume you still drive your tricycle as well?
That extra wheel really helps in stabilizing your body on a bicycle...

You basically say that without those modern tools your pictures would suck.... Which I assume is nonsense.

Then there is also the fact that IBIS sucks for larger tele lenses as the motor in the body needs to work much harder, is slower in correcting the image and needs to correct for more amplitude.

Basically a camera is better off without IBIS and with lens stabilization systems.

That is just a different opinion and as valid as yours.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 14:02 UTC
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Peiasdf: Confusing lineup. This is a X-E series with the EVF at the center instead of the corner so is it a step up from X-E or runs alongside it? It seems Fiji is running two lines of APS-C mirrorless/EVIL cameras: X-Pro, X-E, X-M and X-T1, X-T10, X-A

Fuji is not killing the X-E2 updates. Those users have had updates.

Many X-E2 users claim that their camera shares the same internal components as the X-T1. That may or may not be true, I don't know.

Yet those same X-E2 owners paid 400 dollars/euro's less for the body to start with compared to the X-T1.

That premium that X-T1 owners have paid now pays off with a new AF system that comes with a new firmware update.

Yet those X-T1 users never bought their camera based upon future specifications, but based upon specifications as were advertised when the camera was introduced. So will have done most X-E2 users.

Basically X-T1 owners paid 400 euros/dollars extra and they now get the bonus for their support. Nothing those X-E2 owners should whine about. You pay less, you get less is normal business practice in todays world.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 11:25 UTC
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photogeek: Design only a mother could love. Come on, Fuji, it's time to add IBIS and put in a proper Bayer sensor which Lightroom knows how to debayer properly.

Looking at the latest list of World Press award winners, I see very very few with Sony or Olympus gear. Most of them seem to be winning with a Canon or Nikon.

Therewith IBIS seems to be an overrated marketing gimmick by looking what kind of cameras took all those beautiful and award winning pictures....

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 11:03 UTC
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Fogsprig: I don't think X-T10 would be a huge hit among Fuji lovers.
If I'm not wrong, those guys yearn X-Pro2. They asked for it for almost two years.

UPD Well, my E-M10 gets in OMD lineup as a strong entry-level one but it's not a specs-giant like E-P5 (X-E2 or X-Pro1 in Fuji world) from more awkward PEN series. That being said I may be wrong.

It doesn't say you don't get them, just expect less of them.

XE-2 is basically the same camera then X-T1.
It also costs already from the start 400 euros less then the X-T1.

If true that the internals of the body of the XE-2 are the same as those found in the X-T1 as some people claim. Then you can conclude that for those 400 euros you pay less you probably also will get less support looking by the updates the XE-2 has had.

So basically you get what you pay for.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 10:45 UTC
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Cheezr: Barney, since I see you used the 16-55F2.8, how did that lens feel on the camera? does it hang over the bottom? E.g., on my e-m10 a few of the bigger lenses hang over the bottom edge of the camera.

How is it annoying - Photographers have done for over hundred years without IBIS, not to say its not in any Nikon or Canon camera either.

Still people seem to be able to make beautiful and award winning pictures without IBIS.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 10:42 UTC
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Boss of Sony: Looks like a more attractive camera than X-T1. Disappointing that they removed the ISO dial that X-T1 had. Without that dial and without the massive EVF, and with roughly the same sensor, it seems like it is hard to differentiate this camera from the X-E2. It's just a different shape and has slightly better AF and a few other tweaks.

Underpaid employees, just like in China.
That may lead to no involvement and less commitment from people working in those factories. Basically less QA.

Direct link | Posted on May 18, 2015 at 10:38 UTC
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