GabrielZ

GabrielZ

Joined on Feb 3, 2012

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On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1093 comments in total)
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SmilerGrogan: It does beautiful B&Ws. It would be worth it just for those alone.

Yes, I used an OM-D EM-10 for a while and its B&W output was excellent. As was overall IQ in good light, but in lower light levels, things started to fall apart a bit...more visible noise than I was used to from APS-C..

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 18:28 UTC
On article History Repeating: Olympus PEN-F Review (1093 comments in total)

This camera is almost overkill when it comes to all those knurled knobs and dials...they're everywhere! I like it. Gives Fuji's range a run for their money in the retro-chic department. And that 80MP RAW mode is quite something...imagine the file size on that! But in the end its still uses a 4/3 sensor with its DOF and DR limitations as well as possibly increased high ISO noise levels, compared to APS-C and FF...still quite a desirable camera.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2016 at 18:18 UTC as 198th comment | 1 reply
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jaeae: Hmmm. Why 28mm (eq.) again?

Where did good old 35..40mm go to? Yes, one can crop but then some DOF control is lost, too.

I'd really like a modern version of the Oly Mju series or XA.

X100 is fine (correct lens), but maybe a bit heavy/big and no weather sealing.

So as not to compete too closely with the X100T's 35mm equivalent lens I assume. But I agree, a 28mm equivalent fixed lens on camera's such as this, is the wrong focal length choice...35mm is better.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 17:57 UTC

I saw a review of a pre-production version of this camera on YouTube, and it seems quite good. But it uses a cheap feeling toggle switch on the back instead of a proper control dial like you get on the X100T, which I found disappointing.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 17:51 UTC as 2nd comment

The most useful and versatile of Leica's X-series it seems. And the only new Leica along with the Q that I'm quite impressed by. Its filling a new niche...premium, large sensor and ruggedised. A good idea, so I think other brands will probably follow up with similar but obviously more affordable designs.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 17:45 UTC as 22nd comment
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ThePalindrome: The first Leica I can think of in recent times that makes really sense. Too bad their prices are beyond reality. Another manufacturer should make the same cam for 700EUR

Fujifilm might be a good candidate for that.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2016 at 17:18 UTC
On article Fujifilm announces development of EF-X500 flash (85 comments in total)

Looks like a Metz to me...

Link | Posted on Jan 16, 2016 at 08:59 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
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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

@Sal Baker - Me too...good on Fuji!

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 16:38 UTC
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2444 comments in total)
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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?

I know the holly grail of shutters is the global one. But how does a global shutter work and why hasn't there been a large scale introduction of this tech in cameras so far...what are the technical issues holding it back?

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 15:56 UTC

Rugged camera market. The only category left where small sensor compact digital cameras still sell...oh yes, there's Casio with its selfie/make-up bracketing boutique selling cameras for young Chinese fashionistas that I read about not too long ago.

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 09:44 UTC as 8th comment
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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.

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.

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!

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 09:07 UTC as 25th comment
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2444 comments in total)

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

Link | Posted on Jan 15, 2016 at 08:42 UTC as 501st comment
On article Retro through-and-through: Fujifilm X-Pro2 Review (2444 comments in total)
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Link | Posted on Jan 6, 2016 at 20:25 UTC
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