amielchris: This is Jpgs correct Barney ? What settings did you use ? NR-2 ?
I saw a gallery of this guy who took some X-T1 Samples and his first 2 pics are RAW processed with Iridient lots of detail in the building nice and crisp, I always find the Jpgs from my XE1+18-55 are only useful when resizing down and applying some unsharp mask.
Heres the link to some RAW samples from X-T1 - http://www.flickr.com/photos/25805910@N05/with/12296847256
Actually I have to carefully leverage NR and sharpness, which they seem to interfere between them. In my X-E1 I found the best output is NR -1 with sharpness set on -2.
Leandros S: I believe this will create a huge Achilles heel for the sensor. I regularly have red subjects that become oversaturated even when the image as a whole is considerably underexposed. If you make the red sensels smaller, that lack of tonality will only get worse.
Thanks for you opinion, I'd rather trust Fuji on producing great sensors with industry-leading color output. They seem to know their thing.
npires: Good sharp photos. Fuji lenses are quite nice!
Nope, not even Canon expensive. Do some research.
GabrielZ: They keep on mentioning the excellent image quality, but that smudging when there's high frequency green detail in the shot seems to be a major flaw, especially when taking landscape photography.
I can confirm this is not an issue in Aperture for months now.
marike6: The 70D and D7100 RAWs seem to lead most of the other crop sensor cameras in sharpness.
The X-Pro1 and E-M1 seem similar, and a bit softer in comparison to the 70D and D7100. I do miss the Lira note of the old test scene, but if you look at the engraved bank note or the hair, for example, it's pretty easy to judge RAW detail.
To be fair, X-Trans does not fare very well in ACR with default settings, but try Aperture or Capture One and it does indeed match the sharpness of the mentioned systems.
tjbates: Nicely written!
"Cynics might suggest that it's been purely to protect sales of the X100 / X100S, which use a 23mm F2 lens, at least until the X system became more established on the market."
This may sound a little cynical - but I still find it far more realistic and less cynical than Fuji's explanation.
Note to Fuji - consumers may have held off buying into the Fuji system until the release of the XF 23mm f1.4 lens. Meanwhile these same potential customers may have discovered that the micro 4/3 system meets their needs (faster auto focus, smaller form factor etc) and have abandoned the idea of purchasing Fuji altogether.
Marketing spin is amusing.
@tjbates by no means any of those 35mm equiv. would qualify as wide, falling more into the normal field of view. Only the 24mm equiv would make it into the category, still not wide enough for many shooters that work at 20mm equiv. and below. For those, the wider and much higher quality Fuji XF 14mm will do a better service.
I guess you didn't take into account the crop factor. Whatevs.
No fast wide primes for micro four thirds, no contest there sorry.
sproketholes: Im excited about this lens. If their 35/1.4 is anything to go by and the rave reviews of the 14/2.8 then I have little doubt that this thing will be the Summilux ASPH of the Fuji X series. I am still blown away by the 18/2 ~sharp at every aperture..
The 18mm f2 is a much better lens than reviews would make you believe. It's just not as stellar as the 35mm with its off-the-charts sharpness, but overall it's way ahead of what Canon and Nikon offer at 20mm (sorry, no 18mm primes, only crazy-expensive 14mm), to put things in perspective.
Trollshavethebestcandy: Awesome dimensions to sensor size ratio for an EVIL cam.
Given the distance to the APS-C sensor and the size of the XF lens what Fuji has achieved overall with the X system is a little miracle.
autoy: From the review:"One point worth knowing, though, is that there's no way of combining auto and manual focus, so you can't use AF to prefocus then make adjustments manually."
Yes there is: use AF-M to engage manual mode the press the AF-L on your thumb to make a quick point focus using autofocus, then make small adjustments with the usual manual focus technique.
The reviewer may have meant to say there is no manual focus override but there's really no need for it in X bodies.
I stand corrected, good to know about this. Arguably, not as critical for wideangle as for normal and tele lens, so minor inconvenience in my opinion. This might also be the reason why Fuji is only using the ring-pull mechanism in the 14mm primes, aware that the distance scale advantages outweigh manual focus override.
From the review:"One point worth knowing, though, is that there's no way of combining auto and manual focus, so you can't use AF to prefocus then make adjustments manually."
RogerCooke: strange review, "less than stellar", "clunky" "crashes" , "sub par movie mode" and a gold award. Extremely very strange. Viva la difference
Exactly. There must be something to it, right? Except in my case and many others, it seems, "less than stellar", "clunky" "crashes" are all non-existant.
milwman: I Have this Camera and being an older guy that remembers MF and having Canon FD lenses its great to shoot them and the files I get are great. Is this camera for you? I don't care. The DP review is 90% on the mark, Maybe a bit to negative. After they come out with a X Pro 1s and X E 1s AF will be right up there with the DSLR's. but isn't bad now at all.
Completely agree, I thought perhaps the review was a bit too rough on the conclusions. People can't underestimate how much FUN it is to shoot with this camera or any of the X models, that is probably something not said enough about them, beyond sensor quality or technical specs.
Dear Fuji users, make Apple know you want X-Trans support. It takes a few minutes and they actually do read their feedback:
fyngyrz: "Requires OSX 10.7.5"
This is Apple "Abandonware."
The latest version of Lightroom (4.3) and Lightroom's latest update (7.3) works in earlier versions of OSX, and adds RAW support to Lightroom for cameras not supported in Aperture by virtue of Apple's arbitrarily locking these updates the later release of OSX. One of these is Canon's EOS 6D.
Just beware when you buy software from Apple. Taking advantage of a simple application upgrade may require you to change your entire OS.
...and this from a fellow who really likes Aperture, and has bought V1, V2 and V3. :(
Apple pushes their users to the latest OS versions. It costs a mere 15€ and they don't have an XP situation. IMO that's a good thing. Mac users are generally happy to upgrade.
autoy: Actually I find noise pretty well controlled. On the other hand, it blows highlights like crazy, just like any bridge system. Dynamic range is terrible. No match for equally priced APS-C or even m4/3 mirrorless cameras.
@marike6 DxOMark is just a benchmark. It also states the D800 has overwhelmingly better output than the 5DIII, while real life shots tell a completely different story.
@gsum Why not? You can tell quite a lot from a camera and sensor capabilities by its JPEG output. Ask Fuji users.
Actually I find noise pretty well controlled. On the other hand, it blows highlights like crazy, just like any bridge system. Dynamic range is terrible. No match for equally priced APS-C or even m4/3 mirrorless cameras.
autoy: The Fuji X system is so underrated. Definitely the best and most innovative thing to happen to photography in years, but time will tell.
Again, as I say, underrated. It's not only about the sensor quality (which is second to none, but just not enough to make a system -ask Sigma-) but its most important innovation is a sense of going "back to the roots of photography" but in a very modern way. No fancy stuff, only photographically relevant features. It's a system made by photographers for photographers and a rare combination of state-of-the-art technology with an art tool that fosters exprimentation and, having such a good jpeg output, inspires you to do more.Just take a look at the lens lineup: staring with three very desirable primes is not only a commercial decision but a statement. The same can be said for the high quality of the hardware. It's like they perfectly understood what *real* photographers wanted and built a system with that.
The Fuji X system is so underrated. Definitely the best and most innovative thing to happen to photography in years, but time will tell.