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.