Nice Article, I remember the professional change from Mamiya, Nikon f4's etc.. to the Nikon D1, possibly one of the worst camera's I've had the misfortune to use.
Sluggish, Poor Quality, Couldn't differentiate certain tones, Terrible software...the list of problems seemed endless at the time.Changing from a film camera which was well over 10 years old and still in perfect working condition to a Digital Camera which had much higher costs, would have to be replaced every few years and Computers needed seemed insane at the time but has become the norm now.Working with ISO now as a variable that you can change as your shooting is one of the big pros of Digital for me.With Digital, shooting is easier, images are more disposable no longer needing to worry about film costs you can shoot and shoot to your hearts content, maybe making photography for some more lazy for others it introduced a whole new photographic world.
From a professional working environment, I have had this lens for over 5 months now, and is in constant use, I shoot Fashion and Portraiture and have to say it has become the workhorse in my kit even leaving my 50mm 1.2 to gather dust it's that good, of course there is always going to be distortion and vignetting with any zoom but the new 24-70 is the sharpest, fastest zoom I have used and has great bokeh.
I use it with the new 5d mk3 which now has lens correction, and shoot studio, location, front lit, backlit...
Initially I went into a camera store with a few flash cards and tried a variety of 24-70 lenses including the nikon d800e with it's 24-70 and the new canon easily came top.
Marek07: Lets hope It's better made than the x10, Mine was sent back to Fuji 3 times for repairs due to no fault of mine.The camera looks beautiful but with so many problems like the 'Orbing' issue, Ridiculous Battery life, The Camera not turning on.. etc, it became a bit of a gamble whether you purchased a fully working model.
The camera seemed rushed so maybe the x20 will be what the x10 should of been!
Matt your obviously one of the lucky few, But you only need to look through the Fuji forums to see how badly the x10 was plagued by problems, and am not talking about irritants these were severe problems needless to say am not a fan and would definitely not recommend this camera!
Lets hope It's better made than the x10, Mine was sent back to Fuji 3 times for repairs due to no fault of mine.The camera looks beautiful but with so many problems like the 'Orbing' issue, Ridiculous Battery life, The Camera not turning on.. etc, it became a bit of a gamble whether you purchased a fully working model.
sgoldswo: @Roland Karlsson not much benefit to me of posting here other than having spited an obviously organised online hate campaign about an issue I haven't found to impede real world use of the camera. I didn't say much about the obviously overblown Nex 5n clicking issue, even though I thought that was bunkum, but the spite and hate I saw on this thread made my blood boil.
I would encourage people to try the camera before they believe all the the rubbish posted here about it.
I own the camera and use it in the 'REAL' world, I would definitely reconsider purchasing it, If I would have known about the outlined Orb issue's.
Jostian: Fujifilm's silence is deafening... if only they knew the damage this is doing to their image (besides the orbs), with 5 review sites now getting orbs let's see Fuji laugh the issue off as they tried to do when X10 owners started raising the issue a few months ago!... unethical and dishonest!
How can a company like Fujifilm get it so right, yet so wrong!!??
This article just illustrates what x10 owners already know...that they own an expensive paper weight!!
Marek07: Does anyone know how I can get Pocket Wizards(Plus 2) to work with my Fuji X10???
bcalkins.....Thanks for the info, will give it a try tomorrow!!!
Does anyone know how I can get Pocket Wizards(Plus 2) to work with my Fuji X10???
Marek07: Reply I received from Fujifilm UK.....
Thank you for contacting Fujifilm UK,
Fujifilm head office in Tokyo have investigated the issue which you mention and have concluded that the camera is working within prescribed tolerances, bearing in mind that blooming is not uncommon in digital photography.
However, after receiving a number of comments from users, they understand their concern and are planning a firmware upgrade to lessen the effects of blooming. This will be announced in due course when the update is available.
Hope this information helps.
Dennis, I contacted Fujifilm UK, They gave me a query tracking number so I guess am gonna have to wait....
I received this message this morning, so it sounds like they are planning a further update....although I don't buy the... 'camera is working within prescribed tolerances'...comment!!
Reply I received from Fujifilm UK.....
TA2000: I have admit that I went out with the sole purpose to produce an image that demonstrated the white orbs in daylight. These are highlights of sunshine reflected from the grille.
.....Maybe DP Review should make 'THE ORBS' as one of there image challenges!!
I don't think it's hysterical, People have a right to voice there opinion especially on a piece of expensive kit which has defects!I agree as a point and shoot it is stunning, But it isn't aimed at that market, it is a high end compact camera and thus is always going to be subject to this kind of criticism.You can't have a camera that can be only used in certain situations because it is inadequate to deal with others...The orbs I have seen in my pictures of night shoots, light reflections on water etc... are just not good enough, to the point where am thinking of why bothering using this camera at all! I am surprised at how a brand like Fuji could NOT have seen this in there quality control, Its just seems fundamental to me to test sensors for burn out or orbs before they are used!
I started having problems with the 'SilkyPix' RAW conversion software on my macs....in that it just continually crashes even after a re-install, and now noticing more and more white orbs, Does anyone know another way I can batch convert the RAW images from this camera, and if there is a way to lower the risk of capturing images with white Orbs!!!??...as there doesn't seem to be much support for it!I have only had this Camera 3 weeks and already considering return it, It's a shame because on paper it ticked all the boxes!!