GabrielZ

GabrielZ

Joined on Feb 3, 2012

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ozturert: It looks as big as Canon 100-400mm or Nikon 80-400mm. As you go telephoto, APSC advantage diminishes I guess.

Not exactly, a chunky 100-400mm zoom for FF would be equivalent to 150-600mm with APS-C...that's significantly higher magnification...its why a lot of pros use APS-C instead of FF for long telephoto shots...unless you have a super high pixel count FF camera and are happy to crop in post. But that doesn't seem very practical or time efficient (critical for pros) way of doing things.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 09:32 UTC
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RJ Ross: And Fuji's just announced the X-E2 4.0 firmware will match all X-E2s specs. Available Feb 4th.
https://www.ephotozine.com/article/fujifilm-x-e2-firmware-v4-0-announced-28718

@PeaceKeeper - What are you on about? "Fujifilm will release a new firmware update for the original FUJIFILM X-E2 that will give it the same software improvements as the new FUJIFILM X-E2S" and the only 'hardware' difference between the two is a slightly redesigned grip and relabelled button on the back.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 09:18 UTC

I have an X-E2 and was thrilled to read that the FW update for the camera coming on Feb 4th (but rumoured for a while now) will provide all of the extra refinements and features of the just released X-E2S...Kaizen still lives!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 09:07 UTC as 21st comment

It would be nice to see Fuji adopt a Nikon like Auto ISO functionality with a future FW upgrade.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 08:42 UTC as 276th comment
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RPJG: Not to do with this camera in particular, but:

For cameras that have electronic shutters, why do they also use a physical shutter? Are there problems with electronic shutters at slower shutter speeds?

Unless a cameras sensor has a very high refresh rate (like on Sony's latest 1" stacked BSI-CMOS sensor and 42MP FF I believe) there's the problem of a rolling shutter effect with electronic shutters. Its visible with verticals for example, being distorted as if they're bending over slightly.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 08:38 UTC
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GabrielZ: Disappointed by the sensor. PD only covers a measly 40% of the frame and standard (non boosted) ISO range limited to 200-12800. This is old sensor tech in a brand new camera, when Sony releases its rumoured BSI-CMOS 36MP APS-C sensor in the a6100, this design is going to look like a dinosaur! DR will probably be limited too, because of the older sensor, hopefully Fuji's new image processor can help out in that department...if this camera had been released a couple of years ago it would of been great.

@Don Diafragma - I'll check it out.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 08:04 UTC
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straylightrun: Wow, that is a crazy high RRP for an APS-C only camera. It almost makes the a7rII look cheap!

The X-T2 will provide what this camera does at a much more reasonable price when its released...later this year apparently. Its the OVF/EVF that drives the price of this camera up I think. The X-Pro2 is the poster boy, the X-T2 will be the workhorse that people actually put their cash down on.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 08:00 UTC
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Don Diafragma: C'mon Fujifilm its 2016 - This is a camera is specced with 2014 technology. Too bad as I wish them well.

Your next chance to deliver is with the X-T2 which always has been their 'real' flagship camera.

@Combatmedic870 - They'll probably use the same innards as the X-Pro2 on the X-T2 as rumours predict the X-T2 is going to be released later this year, not 16 months from now.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 07:55 UTC

Disappointed by the sensor. PD only covers a measly 40% of the frame and standard (non boosted) ISO range limited to 200-12800. This is old sensor tech in a brand new camera, when Sony releases its rumoured BSI-CMOS 36MP APS-C sensor in the a6100, this design is going to look like a dinosaur! DR will probably be limited too, because of the older sensor, hopefully Fuji's new image processor can help out in that department...if this camera had been released a couple of years ago it would of been great.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 07:50 UTC as 34th comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon fills in the blanks on professional grade D5 DSLR (554 comments in total)
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Yxa: 3780 shots per charge try to do that with a mirrorless

Yes! I'm a mirrorless user now, but the thing I really miss from my old DSLR was the battery life. ILMs are still really crap in that department!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 20:25 UTC
On article Nikon fills in the blanks on professional grade D5 DSLR (554 comments in total)

After getting used to all those stratospheric prices for Leica's new camera models lately, this looks reasonably priced for what you get!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 20:18 UTC as 21st comment | 1 reply
On article Here at last: Nikon announces D500 (1172 comments in total)

I like some others had given up on ever seeing a successor to the D300s, so this was a very pleasant surprise! Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside about Nikon again! And its been a long time since I've felt something like that for this brand. Its also peeked my interest in DSLRs again, after thinking they were has-beens and riding the ILM wave.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 20:12 UTC as 53rd comment

This is an interesting device, and the D5 is nice but I'm really liking the D500! Its finally here now, and was worth the wait!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 19:57 UTC as 10th comment

Quite ingenious! From the MakeUp bracketing to the ring-flash to the boutiques...is this a surprising new growth segment for digital photography or (more likely) just a fad?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 16:28 UTC as 16th comment | 1 reply

Another interesting new technology coming to the photo market.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 16, 2015 at 05:49 UTC as 21st comment
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eno2: And now the Leica SL viewfinder undergone a huge resolution downgrade to only 4.4 million dots from pixels: "The highlight of the SL is undoubted its 4.4 megapixel 'EyeRes' EVF".

You should change the viewfinder description of that camera, it has only 1,41 Mp not 4,4 MP as most of the internet folks (including you) wrongly advertised it. :)
http://www.dpreview.com/articles/4830978874/2015-roundup-high-end-interchangeable-lens-cameras-2000/12

@Revenant - Yes of course! A big faux-pas on my part. I got mixed up with displays (which have the RGB sub-pixels) which is what this Epson part is, and sensor tech which has the discrete pixels and Bayer array...as you just explained.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2015 at 12:09 UTC
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eno2: And now the Leica SL viewfinder undergone a huge resolution downgrade to only 4.4 million dots from pixels: "The highlight of the SL is undoubted its 4.4 megapixel 'EyeRes' EVF".

You should change the viewfinder description of that camera, it has only 1,41 Mp not 4,4 MP as most of the internet folks (including you) wrongly advertised it. :)
http://www.dpreview.com/articles/4830978874/2015-roundup-high-end-interchangeable-lens-cameras-2000/12

@HowaboutRaw - No...the Sony sensor is 42MP, that's 126 million RGB dots if you like.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 12, 2015 at 06:44 UTC

"GoPro has UHD 4K video capability in its Hero 4 Black camera, but it is difficult to tell at this point whether the company will equip the Karma with 4K video, or choose to make it more accessible with a lower price point. Perhaps it will offer both 4K and HD versions"

I find this paragraph odd. I would of thought that this drone won't have any built-in video capabilities of its own, but will instead provide an image stabilised platform to place your GoPro cameras onto...the accompanying promo video shows a Hero4 camera at the end...mind you I'm not into this field of videography, so what do I know?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2015 at 17:10 UTC as 10th comment

What can this GoPro drone offer that isn't available already?

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2015 at 17:03 UTC as 11th comment

I hope this EVF turns up in the rumoured X-Pro2, supposedly making its debut in just over a month, on the 15th January.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 11, 2015 at 17:00 UTC as 5th comment
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