Well done Oly! Despite rocky recent times you have a special place in photographic history, always innovating and producing compact yet high quality, ergonomically pleasing, systems.
I'm no longer an Oly shooter, but have huge respect for this and other camera brands. Sadly I seem to be in a minority, at least in these forums.
pictureAngst: "Just the other night I was at a candle-lit dinner with my fiancée, a Nikon D810 and Sigma 35mm F1.4 lens, trying to shoot at f/2 to let in as much light as possible while allowing for some wiggle room with respect to AF accuracy. I was, in fact, struggling with AF accuracy, wondering if the optimal AF microadjustment value changes not only with temperature, but also as the color of the primary light source changes"
Rishi, I truly hope your fiancé shares your passion for photography.
I know if I started messing around with a big DSLR during a candlelit dinner with my wife, that camera would end up somewhere a lot darker than candlelit.
@BarnETFor me, the advantage of the A7R II over a DSLR would be the slightly shorter ER procedure.
"Just the other night I was at a candle-lit dinner with my fiancée, a Nikon D810 and Sigma 35mm F1.4 lens, trying to shoot at f/2 to let in as much light as possible while allowing for some wiggle room with respect to AF accuracy. I was, in fact, struggling with AF accuracy, wondering if the optimal AF microadjustment value changes not only with temperature, but also as the color of the primary light source changes"
lemonadedrinker: About time too. That's 47 years I've been waiting for the update to the Nikon F from 1.0 to 1.01. Do Nikon think their customers will just wait forever?
Sorry to tell you the Nikon F isn't supported in this release :-(
However there is a hardware upgrade available, that will move you from quill-and-parchment to pencil-and-notebook data recording - I've heard it adds a useful Quick Erase function.
AngusMeek: "Meta35 works by connecting a compatible camera with a laptop...". But a desktop Mac or PC would still work, I gather??
As long as the computer has a USB port it should be fine.
xlabsmedan: No Special feature compare the modern competitor....
but, its leica, and people will buy it because the name, no more :)
Umm, Rolex are the only watch company to make absolutely everything that goes into their watch. They even have a foundry where they make their own metals.
Unfortunately the Achilles heel of Rolex is often the people who wear them.
I think this is the first Fuji lens without any aspherical elements.
I've previously heard talk that aspherical elements, while improving some optical characteristics, can contribute to harsh bokeh - wonder if this is why Fuji went with this design?
It'll presumably also be the first not to have the retro 'Fujinon Aspherical' labelling on the lens.
Salvador Moreno: Not for m4/3 mount ? :(
If your MFT camera has a PC socket, you could use that. Otherwise, I guess it depends on how proprietary the hotshoe is as to whether this flash will fit into it
At first I wondered why anyone would want a macro flash with a high guide number, given the short working distances.
But I guess it would work for fill-in flash in daylight, especially when using a tele-macro?
W5JCK: Meh...As bad of an idea as the spaghetti westerns were.
He'd have to remember where he put his teeth first.
lambert4: The offset mount to shift weight to a lower area is nice. I use the capture pro and like it but with a larger lens it does tilt anddig into my chest. I havealso used it as a QR on my monopod and its convenient. Could be a nice set up.
B craw, he obviously new to this forum - give him time and he'll get there.
Jonathan F/2: Nothing beats my reusable grocery bag and a sweater for padding as a camera bag!
But that wouldn't match the ten gallon hat, leather chaps, and cowboy boots that all us serious shooters wear.
Jazz1: Well at least the open design would prevent what happened to me today. Grabbed my Ricoh GR in an Optech soft belt case and found out later I had grabbed the Ricoh flashgun (in an Optech case) instead of the camera. It was a Homer Simpson moment ;)
Could have been worse - you could have brought it to your eye, pushed the button and blinded yourself with the flash
Mike Sandman: It's very refreshing to read so many un-hedged, direct statements from a camera company executive. Thanks, dPreview, for asking the questions, and thanks Fuji, for answering them forthrightly. Mr. Iida even acknowledged Samsung. This kind of thinking is responsible for Fuji's successful transition from film to digital vs. Kodak's failure.
It would be very nice (and quite a surprise) to see an equally frank set of answers from Nikon or Canon about how their cameras stack up against the competitors.
massimogori: I think it is good they are bringing this innovation also to video. As I am aging, I am anxiously waiting for the moment they will bring it to reading glasses, too. Indeed, it would be also the opportunity to lay off some more people.
Even better - glasses that video in 3d!
Better still, X-Ray glasses that video in 3D!!!!
aris14: Save the forests!Stop using wooden grips..!
Seriously now, are there out there more than a hundred guys who, for some reasons -no matter what these reasons may be - need such a system?
>>Stop using wooden grips...!
Relax, with a product as niche and expensive as this, they'll only need to fell 1 tree per year.
GabrielZ: I wonder if these extension tubes will allow the XF 60mm Macro reach 1:1 life-size rather than half life-size that it currently goes down to? I hope in the near future Fujifilm releases a ring-light for Macro work too.
It would of been nice if the tethering software also worked with OS-X, and nice little firmware upgrades for the X-E2...I do like Fujifilm!
The tubes + 60 will get you down to 0.75x or thereabouts - Fuji released a data sheet giving the magnification for a range of lenses
Prairie Pal: I can see these drones becoming delivery vehicles for drug dealers.
Gives a whole new meaning to 'getting high'
b craw: I've made a number of pinhole cameras for student use. Those usually use film or (most often) paper negatives. Saying that this camera is a waste of money because you could simply build one is wrong because this uses Instamatic process. I've adapted existing Polaroid cameras to pinholes and it is somewhat more difficult than most imagine, and this offers multiple focal lengths. So, the price here is not outrageous unless one has a lot of experience making pinhole cameras.
I believe you would collapse the bellows in 5 stages (corresponding to the folds) which would change the angle of coverage. The interchangeable pinholes are just for exposure (and potentially depth of field, although I doubt if the difference would be very noticeable).