when Bryan Adams embarked on his photography quest there was this huge ripple in the force, as Canadian fashion industry collectively rolled their eyes.
just a sheer amount of snide remarks back then...haha, good times!
But then everyone realized that it's all about backstage access and BA can pull off stuff other people simply can't. So it's not all waste, although I am personally not a fan.
Imagefoundry: How I wish that this nonsense with Lightroom would just cease already. Version 7.4 still doesn't work with xtrans, it just doesn't work in a slightly different manner. Talk about procrustean bed....
Using LR output to compare camera brands amounts to partisan tactics, in my honest opinion. Its demosaicing engine is as bad as the user interface and color controls are good; and the output from different cameras is wildly inconsistent.
McDonalds is by far the most popular restaurant chain in USA (if you can call it that). Shall we use McD burgers as a baseline for comparing quality of beef across the country?
Furthermore, LR popularity is almost a text-book example of monopoly abuse. It's starving smaller developers and it slows down the pace of innovation.
I understand the sentiment about needing some sort of common denominator for comparison purposes, and yes ACR is usually the first to support new cameras. It does not mean you should stop looking for a better solution.
How I wish that this nonsense with Lightroom would just cease already. Version 7.4 still doesn't work with xtrans, it just doesn't work in a slightly different manner. Talk about procrustean bed....
Imagefoundry: freeman patterson, is that you?
I printed that whole show for him, back in the day. So your shot just jumped out at me :). good memories!
freeman patterson, is that you?
whoever reversed the mouse dragging direction on this panorama needs to seek medical attention. Help is out there, bud.
beckmarc: Any news on RAW Fuji x-pro 1 support?
nope, no X-Pro1/X-E1 support
seeing how people here are requesting FF Xpro2, I feel like I need to stand up and be counted:
please do NOT introduce a new full-frame system.
it will dilute the brand recognition that Fuji achieved with X-pro / X-e1 series, push up prices, slow down R&D and introduction of further XF-mount lenses and X-trans sensor derivatives, etc. etc. Not to mention all the disenfranchised Xpro1/Xe1 owners.
In my humble opinion APS-C is in a sweet spot (ie. quality/performance/price) right now and is likely to stay there for many years to come. I understand the lure of brand extension but historically it hadn't worked all that well for most companies that tried.
23mm/F1.7 in X-mount looks pretty appealing. Waiting for reviews.
$10 on another ripped-off Braun design. Looking forward to!
this is a historic moment, I think. Decades later we'll be talking about what made HB go bankrupt and everyone would be saying "remember when they introduced Lunar at photokina2012?"
the audience responded with incredulity...
JackM: I don't get it, why don't they just keep selling the M9, but at a discount?
because you don't discount premium brands.
I think Fuji have done a remarkable job positioning this camera. All the compromises are quite sensible and don't take away from X-Pro1 core strengths. Good job!Now just have to wait for the new firmware for my Xpro1.
falconeyes: To anybody in the knows ...
I've got a question: Why is it that cine lenses (in general, and from Zeiss, comparing their cine and SLR offerings in particular) are much more expensive than SLR lenses -- while at the same time, the resolution requirement for cine lenses must be on the lower end even considering 4k video, i.e. 8MP?
Low production volume is one reason, to be sure. The other one is that cine lenses have design requirements that simply don't matter for still photography - for example, no focus shift whatsoever when changing aperture. Or precise colour matching to existing range of lenses.
Imagefoundry: I've bought a Pentax-K adapter for my Xpro1 off ebay and spent an afternoon playing with my collection of Pentax glass. I can sum up the experience as follows:
1. manual focusing with X-Pro1, combined with manual aperture control, is plain painful. Until someone comes up with an adapter than can change aperture on Pentax-A lenses (fat chance, as this requires firmware support) I wouldn't touch this again.
2. The whole manual focusing approach needs to be re-thought. One, I would like to see a detail window at all times, not full-frame, and not just when I press a dial (which is awkward in itself); two - the focusing detail window needs to be stabilized.
Overall, although I ordered Leica M adapter I am not nearly as enthusiastic about trying it as I was before having a go with Pentax glass. I think I will get rid of it in a short order to free up some funds for more XF lenses. The blame for the painful manual focusing experience can be laid at Fuji's feet, but what I realized alongside this is that existing XF lenses are very good, optically, and there's little reason in my mind now to try to adapt 3rd party glass.
3. This is a hybrid viewfinder. The distance from a lens center to a viewfinder window is known. Lens' focal distance is known. There's nothing really to prevent Fuji from displaying a traditional rangefinder-like double-image for focusing. That would absolutely rock.
4. I started to appreciate the build/quality of Fuji XF lenses even more after playing with other glass.
5. I never really had any trouble with Xpro1 autofocus. Goofing around for a day with manual lenses made me miss it, a lot.
6. Metering does not really work in manual mode - no histogram, and you can't judge the exposure on EVF/LCD as it keeps changing.
I've bought a Pentax-K adapter for my Xpro1 off ebay and spent an afternoon playing with my collection of Pentax glass. I can sum up the experience as follows:
Imagefoundry: $5 on X-Pro2 announcement in Jan 2013. Otherwise this roadmap doesn't make much sense.
exactly what I am wondering about - that's a lot of upfront cash in lens development for only one body. Now that they skimmed the market with x-pro1 it's time to follow up with a simpler model