richheath

richheath

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On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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Micky Finn: When is Fuji going to actually bring out a new camera instead of essentially the same one with the same technology and sensor in several different bodies? I wouldn't mind, but the viewfinders in the X series, especially the electronic viewfinders, are lousy and the lcd's are not up to scratch, add to that the annoying handling of everyone of them I've tried and they are heavily disappointing. I tried hard to like the X-Pro1 and the X-E1 but they were terribly disappointing in reality, and for me this camera has to be far, far better and a massive improvement over everything else Fuji have produced. Yes IQ is good and the cameras look great, but it's no good if they are hamstrung to the point of being frustrating.

Let's not waste any more time on this troll. Judging by this being his only comment, I would suggest it is not worth anyone's while replying...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 11:14 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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Micky Finn: When is Fuji going to actually bring out a new camera instead of essentially the same one with the same technology and sensor in several different bodies? I wouldn't mind, but the viewfinders in the X series, especially the electronic viewfinders, are lousy and the lcd's are not up to scratch, add to that the annoying handling of everyone of them I've tried and they are heavily disappointing. I tried hard to like the X-Pro1 and the X-E1 but they were terribly disappointing in reality, and for me this camera has to be far, far better and a massive improvement over everything else Fuji have produced. Yes IQ is good and the cameras look great, but it's no good if they are hamstrung to the point of being frustrating.

Re: EVF - try reading the preview before commenting perhaps?

Also, if you find the handling annoying on all of the previous X series, then perhaps you should look elsewhere, the X series is not for you.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 10:16 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 First Impressions Review preview (1657 comments in total)
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d3xmeister: They made something wonderful and they screwed it up with the stupid dial locks. What kind of an idiot bump a dial out of position and does not notice when the dial is right in its face ? The kind of idiot who has no ideea what is doing, but somehow these idiots have managed to screw things for all of us.

I'm not sure if you realise how the locks work. Look at this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hw2b-RITrJ8

It seems the shutter speed lock is only for taking it out of auto. Choosing between speeds manually does not require pressing the lock button.

The ISO dial required unlocking on every change, which I don't think is too much of a problem, given how ISO is generally something you set only a few times (or less) during shooting.

Most importantly, the exposure comp dial doesn't have a lock at all, but is nice and stiff to prevent turning it by accident. In my opinion, Fuji have done this exactly right.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 28, 2014 at 09:08 UTC
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera article (921 comments in total)
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RichRMA: Be embarrassing if it has the same AF performance as their mirrorless cameras. Why even go the DSLR-look route?

The "hump" is in order to accommodate a bigger, better EVF, according to the rumours. You could either make the whole camera larger, put a hump on one side (which would look really weird) or use the traditional design of a camera and put it in the middle. It's clearly a no-brainer.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 12:29 UTC
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera article (921 comments in total)
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KL Matt: 1/4000 fastest shutter speed on that dial. Not so great for the recently announced 56mm f/1.2. I was hoping for their DSLR-like offering they might manage a faster shutter speed. But I'm sure there is now room for a more "pro" grade offering with slightly improved specs, like a 1/8000 shutter.
Matt

@Antonio G - As I understand it, the ND filter in the X100 is built into the lens, so not possible on an interchangeable lens camera, unless they built it into every lens. I don't imagine it would be possible to put it between the back of the lens and the sensor either, but would be happy to be proved wrong.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 12:25 UTC
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera article (921 comments in total)
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Zoron: whoever bought X-E2 is conned...lol....time to sell

Agreed, this will almost certainly be more expensive than the X-E2; it's just a question of by how much...

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 10:56 UTC
On Fujifilm teases upcoming SLR-style X system camera article (921 comments in total)
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KL Matt: 1/4000 fastest shutter speed on that dial. Not so great for the recently announced 56mm f/1.2. I was hoping for their DSLR-like offering they might manage a faster shutter speed. But I'm sure there is now room for a more "pro" grade offering with slightly improved specs, like a 1/8000 shutter.
Matt

Buy a ND filter?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 20, 2014 at 10:54 UTC
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CarVac: They just need to make a nice DSLR with real ergonomics.

Fuji's X-series is nice, but I really crave the look of a big, bright, MF SLR viewfinder (fully silvered mirror) with a true matte, along with the refined ergonomics, build quality, and compact size of something like the Contax 139.

Couldn't agree more - especially with the Contax reference. I loved my 139...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 21, 2013 at 11:42 UTC
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richheath: I worked for Jessops for 2 years from 2000-2002, I must say it's become a shadow of it's former self. Well stocked shelves of interesting equipment ranging from a Pentax K100 clone all the way up to a Nikon F5 have been replaced with a range of bland digital compacts and low end DSLRs. Asking about anything other than what they have on display always results in "I can order it in, but I'll have to take a deposit" has meant that I no longer visit the store.

Luckily I have two local independents who serve me very well indeed. I was able to buy an X-E1 long before it was available on Amazon, and with the reassurance that if anything goes wrong I can simply pop in and they'll deal with it there and then.

I for one will not be missing Jessops, although I feel for the staff - particularly the few knowledgeable and service oriented staff who remain. I hope they will find a better path and career, as I have. Leaving that place was the best thing I ever did!

It's also interesting that people rue this as another loss on the high street to faceless chain stores. Generally that's exactly what Jessops was, just as Comet was. There may have been a few exceptions, but that was nothing to do with the company, and more to do with local enthusiasts and good management.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2013 at 12:43 UTC

I worked for Jessops for 2 years from 2000-2002, I must say it's become a shadow of it's former self. Well stocked shelves of interesting equipment ranging from a Pentax K100 clone all the way up to a Nikon F5 have been replaced with a range of bland digital compacts and low end DSLRs. Asking about anything other than what they have on display always results in "I can order it in, but I'll have to take a deposit" has meant that I no longer visit the store.

Luckily I have two local independents who serve me very well indeed. I was able to buy an X-E1 long before it was available on Amazon, and with the reassurance that if anything goes wrong I can simply pop in and they'll deal with it there and then.

I for one will not be missing Jessops, although I feel for the staff - particularly the few knowledgeable and service oriented staff who remain. I hope they will find a better path and career, as I have. Leaving that place was the best thing I ever did!

Direct link | Posted on Jan 10, 2013 at 12:43 UTC as 37th comment | 1 reply
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