Alfie Smith

Alfie Smith

Joined on Jan 30, 2012

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Christian Greutert: Hello,
I live in Switzerland and has the Nikon P7100 for some time and I suggest you find pictures that I made with this device:
http://www.cgreutert.ch/escapade_a_saas_fee/index.html

Très bien, Christian. Bien jolies photos.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2012 at 13:32 UTC
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CFynn: Nikon's most recent Canon G-series copy. I wonder if they will make a bigger version of this like Canon's GX1

Fuji X10 is the leader and king of the ORB... lol

Direct link | Posted on Feb 22, 2012 at 13:29 UTC
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chris_van_bc: Put in a APS-C sensor and I'm buying it.

I'm tired to read that Sony NEX started, the little NEX5N...etc
NEX started nothing, just copied a panasonic idea.
And it's not comparable to a compact with retractable lens. Even you will need a propietary and external flash. No mention to the BIGGGG !!! lenses ... tired.
A good sensor doesn't make a good camera.
A bad sensor does a bad camera... on the other hand... (X10)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2012 at 19:38 UTC
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Stungun: I've ordered the Fuji X10 and the Nikon P7100. I have also the G12 . The G12 is better than the P7100 and both are much, much inferior to the X10. I knew about the orbs but after reading so many angry comments and seeing the pictures I decided to give it a try. I managed to produce white orbs and black orbs as well as blacked areas but it's easy to fix and now I know how to avoid those specific situations when they might happen. I have some pictures where the problem appear and the next pictures not, after adjustments. Velvia color tend to produce then more, EXR modes (excellent) may solve it , increasing ISO a little bit too, and it's better after update. This camera has DSLR quality (bokeh and ISO) and the lens alone are worth the price. Excellent camera.
I have a magazine with a photo of a 80 ft Ferreti yacht in an advertisement and I found a white orb on a chrome plated rail !!
It's my first Fuji, if this was a faulty Canon (had many) would the fuss be the same ?

Here's is one who likes to burn money, lol !

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2012 at 07:19 UTC
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Reg Natarajan: After reading all the fuss, I went looking for orbs last night. I found a few. The handful of orbs in my pictures appeared from relatively intense artificial lighting which would blow highlights on most cameras. Speaking purely for myself, the orbs didn't bother me at all. If you think they ruined my pictures and that Fujifilm is the devil incarnate for having them, well, fine. I tend not to get worked up over small things.

Here's a link to my photo shoot on Flickr.

http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=x10&m=tags&w=61266278%40N00&d=taken-20120217-&ss=2&ct=0&mt=all&adv=1&z=e

This is spam.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2012 at 07:16 UTC
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gianniviola: I never had problems...

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Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2012 at 06:38 UTC
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Jefftan: Sorry if what i say offend people but spending $600 on a small sensor camera is not smart
My $700 nex-5n is a perfect camera and i am sure the $600 nex-c3 is worth every penny
Support good company which provide great product at reasonable price

FUJI camera is always overpriced
They are just cheating on rich people but have the negative effect of raising price level in the whole industry

Not that i cannot afford x-pro1 but i would buy a nex-7 if i buy another camera today
We as photographer have responsibility to support good company for the benefit of all

Non sense.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2012 at 06:12 UTC
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Riccop000: I noticed the same problem with my Canon G9 Poweshot: it is not so evident because the antialiasing filter mixes and blends it all. So the problem here is general only the antialiasing filter works much less ....

It's not the same some blooming (and more in a camera with a very little sensor) than an universe plenty of ORBS!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2012 at 21:41 UTC

I think it's quite amazing that they're more post in this post than the G1X studio test samples. And I think it's good.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2012 at 21:08 UTC as 109th comment | 3 replies
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professor4321: In such a competitive market customer service is very important.
On the other hand such is the demand for newer, better equipment by users some companies may rush through RandD and Quality Control may also suffer.
When new products are released every six months one shouldn't be surprised when quality suffers.
The question to be be asked is are people willing to wait 2 years for a new model which works perfectly?
What would people then talk about?
How about PHOTOGRAPHY!

Yes, I know, nobody wants to be cheated... and I'm sorry... It's because that I want FUJI at least recognize the mistake, say sorry, and "pay" for it.
P.S.: I'm watchin several X10 buyers very happy... and I can't understand them. Nobody can easily recommend fuji X10 as a good product, even Fuji as a good brand at this moment.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2012 at 21:00 UTC
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professor4321: In such a competitive market customer service is very important.
On the other hand such is the demand for newer, better equipment by users some companies may rush through RandD and Quality Control may also suffer.
When new products are released every six months one shouldn't be surprised when quality suffers.
The question to be be asked is are people willing to wait 2 years for a new model which works perfectly?
What would people then talk about?
How about PHOTOGRAPHY!

@professor4321: Of course I would do.And I did. And knowing that no one camera will be perfect. And I can add: I never have bought a camera without being quite sure of what I must expect from it. I can wait some months to check that all is going ok. I was thinking lately about a 5D II, i.e. I don't care if a 6D or 5DIII is coming... but maybe it's not my kind of camera.
Maybe I will make (just maybe) an exception with Canon G1X, because I will visit London next month, and gift my only DSRL. But I'm quite sure that what I can expect from them. (as I do from Panasonic too. And I passed the m4/3 and late month I was thinking to get one too when it's clear that they have enough lens and they will not abandon easily the system, as they did with DSLRs ).
I understand what you say, but I believe that are the manufactures who actually manage the camera's market, and is our duty to change a bit their abuses (or call them marketing tricks). Sorry about my broken english, btw

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2012 at 20:45 UTC
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makofoto: Nothing's perfect ... make it work for you:

http://images33.fotki.com/v1073/photos/4/43793/4909192/RaeBearbyRhet-vi.jpg

lol, nice 1

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2012 at 20:26 UTC
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professor4321: In such a competitive market customer service is very important.
On the other hand such is the demand for newer, better equipment by users some companies may rush through RandD and Quality Control may also suffer.
When new products are released every six months one shouldn't be surprised when quality suffers.
The question to be be asked is are people willing to wait 2 years for a new model which works perfectly?
What would people then talk about?
How about PHOTOGRAPHY!

"demanding a quicker turnover of newer products". I don't agree. People are demanding BETTER products, and buy a new one if they believe that cover their expectations (real or created by marketing)
e.g. are people demanding 18 Mpx. portable cameras? I know the answer: NO. But it's marketing and to sell specifications over quality is very easy... but that won't last forever (I hope, I'm a dreamer). Some companies slowed down the pixel's race... and they have sold more.
FUJI X10 would be a very good product, but the ORBS is a real and big problem, so... in the market law, they will pay the price. i.e. a powerful silicon prosthesis french company , P.I.P will pay that price...as Dow Corning did.
Knowledge and information is good for us, as consumers, and I will not help to hide their mistakes.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2012 at 13:18 UTC
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Malikknows: I've been lurking here now for several weeks, trying to decide to buy an X10 or X100 (or an X1Pro to replace my old Contax G2!), and have appreciated the discussion. I'm the rankest amateur and see the merit of both critics and advocates. Certainly the orbs are both real and unacceptable and need to be remedied. Even I can see that. Very disappointing that this firmware fix failed to do so. But I also see that Fuji is trying hard to innovate, and bring new technologies to the market very, very rapidly. The pace of technological change is quite breathtaking! They are clearly listening to their customers but struggling to execute. I have to side with a company that's investing, researching and trying to innovate. Perhaps I'm too easily pleased, but I look on the X-line of products, faults and all, with wonder and great anticipation. We are right to point out flaws and demand perfection, but I guess I'd like to see more charity and appreciation for the difficulty of the task.

LOL LOL, why not a X10, Malik??? No answer needed. We know...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2012 at 12:55 UTC
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Malikknows: I've been lurking here now for several weeks, trying to decide to buy an X10 or X100 (or an X1Pro to replace my old Contax G2!), and have appreciated the discussion. I'm the rankest amateur and see the merit of both critics and advocates. Certainly the orbs are both real and unacceptable and need to be remedied. Even I can see that. Very disappointing that this firmware fix failed to do so. But I also see that Fuji is trying hard to innovate, and bring new technologies to the market very, very rapidly. The pace of technological change is quite breathtaking! They are clearly listening to their customers but struggling to execute. I have to side with a company that's investing, researching and trying to innovate. Perhaps I'm too easily pleased, but I look on the X-line of products, faults and all, with wonder and great anticipation. We are right to point out flaws and demand perfection, but I guess I'd like to see more charity and appreciation for the difficulty of the task.

BTW, Malikknow... will you buy a FUJI??? that's THE question,.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2012 at 11:35 UTC
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Malikknows: I've been lurking here now for several weeks, trying to decide to buy an X10 or X100 (or an X1Pro to replace my old Contax G2!), and have appreciated the discussion. I'm the rankest amateur and see the merit of both critics and advocates. Certainly the orbs are both real and unacceptable and need to be remedied. Even I can see that. Very disappointing that this firmware fix failed to do so. But I also see that Fuji is trying hard to innovate, and bring new technologies to the market very, very rapidly. The pace of technological change is quite breathtaking! They are clearly listening to their customers but struggling to execute. I have to side with a company that's investing, researching and trying to innovate. Perhaps I'm too easily pleased, but I look on the X-line of products, faults and all, with wonder and great anticipation. We are right to point out flaws and demand perfection, but I guess I'd like to see more charity and appreciation for the difficulty of the task.

I was waiting, and waiting and now I know something: I won't be their guinea pic, and much less with my money... not me.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2012 at 11:34 UTC
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MWorsdorfer: Maybe I am one of the lucky people in this world that don't seem to understand what you are all going on about. I've been using my X10 since I got it early in December. I have travelled with it around the world taken someting like 2000 images in all sorts of conditions. Day, Night in freezing cold conditons in New York and DC and blazing hot and humid Mozambique.
And guess what my images are amazing. Thank you Fujifilm. Can't wait to receive my X-Pro1 which I have on order. And by the way I've been shooting with my D700 something like 50000 images in the past 3 years and know what I'm talking about. Sorry if I bored you all :-)

We are not bored at all. We want to see your amazing images...

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2012 at 11:29 UTC
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professor4321: In such a competitive market customer service is very important.
On the other hand such is the demand for newer, better equipment by users some companies may rush through RandD and Quality Control may also suffer.
When new products are released every six months one shouldn't be surprised when quality suffers.
The question to be be asked is are people willing to wait 2 years for a new model which works perfectly?
What would people then talk about?
How about PHOTOGRAPHY!

This is not a philosophical topic. We are talking here about FUJI firmware version. Fuji said that it reduces the white blooming efect. and IT DOESN-T. Shame on Fuji twice. First, the product was not good. Second, their are liers and unables to fix that.
About your question, better you can ask the manufacturers !!! is their DUTY to offer good products, with good Quality Control. They get our money for good products. We know that lately happens too often that some products are solds without finishing their QC period, but not all the manufacturers are the same... and we are here to know more, not to hide and to be cheated... sorry.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2012 at 11:28 UTC

I'm from Europe (Spain)... Last year I visited New York, and I enjoyed taking some awesome pics from Top of the Rock by night ( and later I made some wonderful panoramas) with my G12, and with my LX3...
I just imagine if my camara had been the X10... and I-m starting to cry.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2012 at 11:18 UTC as 150th comment
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Reg Natarajan: I've had an X10 for a few weeks. Shot perhaps a hundred photos so far, about half at night in the city. No orbs yet. I'm not saying they don't exist, but I am saying I haven't seen any. I have noticed a lot of blown highlights, but my gut feeling is that's because I'm new to the camera and haven't yet figured out the best combination of settings to deal with night photography in the city with this camera. It's been rainy here the last few days and I haven't made it out again to see if I can't beat that problem.

Daytime shots and nighttime shots that don't have intense spot lighting have all turned out very well for me so far.

I did the firmware upgrade yesterday and, while I can't assess how it dealt with the orbs (since I haven't seen any, yet), I can say it lets me reassign the RAW button to another function, which is incredibly valuable to me.

If the orbs ruin the camera for you, ok. I'm not saying you should feel otherwise. They don't ruin it for me. I haven't seen them.

oh, I'm sorry... blind !!!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 18, 2012 at 11:09 UTC
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