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Small useful guide to Fujifilm x10, x20 and x30

Collected sigma forum advice for the dp1, dp2 and dp3 series


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Richard Franiec: It is just me or there is a spectacular color fringing (at 100% view) on #2 and 6?
To lesser degree majority of the pictures are affected, especially toward the edges.

The forest mountain photos are red&blue all over in the edges, even at middle apertures, hopefully better in the final production

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 14:26 UTC
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Andrei L: Disappointing. Smudgy everywhere, what's the point of having 20 MP when max 12 would have been just as fine? Ya know, 20 MP is the psychological lower limit these days, or so marketing says.

Set the camera to EZ and get 5 MP photos with zoom to 500mm :)
(the famous fuji F31fd was way better than anything else at its time, and its 6 MP took less toll on harddisk space and mail)

Link | Posted on Mar 8, 2016 at 13:46 UTC
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Horshack: For those unfamiliar with what the Foveon is capable of, here is a full-sized sample from my DP2M. The shooting envelop is rather narrow in terms of color temperature and ISO but as a portable landscape camera it's extremely impressive.

to Murat: the Sigma cameras are designed for use in good light, absolutely not for dark environments, if you need extremely high iso it is best to use a Nikon FF

In good light outdoor or in a studio, they Sigmas give amazing results, absolutely pixelsharp images with a lifelike colour depth which can be totally out of this world

Sigma cameras should have been designed with fixed iso 200 to force them to be used the way they perform best, since colour noise comes already at iso 800

If shooting black and white then you can use one or two step higher iso, yet it is better to have another camera for low light!

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2016 at 21:20 UTC
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lem12: Does this feature works on Panasonic LUMIX DMC-LX100?

Clearly will be a selling point of an upcoming LX200, which then also would have a touch screen and the new 18mp chip, something to look forward to next year (although i would love a firmware upgrade to add this :)

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2015 at 00:35 UTC
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p5freak: You can achieve the same result if you take normal photos (at full res) with different focus points. Its focus stacking, basically. It only works well for static scenes, the pictures must be exactly the same. The leaves in the church example moved because of wind, thats why there is motion blur in the stacked image.

For doing this manually you need a tripod, and a lot of time, since you have to adjust the focus between each shot, so it would take a minute or two of concentrated shooting to accomplish the same thing that takes 1 second here, although of course with full resolution, yet you will miss the funny focusable image

Link | Posted on Nov 26, 2015 at 00:26 UTC
On article Panasonic confirms Lumix G 25mm F1.7 (206 comments in total)
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wolfie: Not exactly compact and rather reminds me of a Sigma prime ...

I bought the sigma 30mm yesterday for $100, so i am happy to hear it reminds of the $300 panasonic :)

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2015 at 19:02 UTC
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Conrad567: WOW from 24mm all the way to 35mm's... Come on, I'm sure they could have spent their time on something more creative than this. I like the new Sigma offerings as much as the next guy, but this is just silly, isn't it?

24 to 35 is a huge difference, most likely harder to make than their 18 to 35, which is only FF eq 28 to 50, and the aperture 2 will be pretty amazing on a zoom if it proves to be sharp at that

The ability to change from a prime 24 to a prime 35 in an instant is invaluable in critical situations (eg weddings) and having the inbetween framings are also useful, since primes apart from demanding crop would sport the risk of wrong AF or wrong exposure since only the partial center should be considered

When i look at my photos, i have a very big percentage from 24mm and 35mm, then again at 85mm or more, so i find this much more valuable than the 18-35

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2015 at 02:05 UTC
On article Hands-on with new Olympus PRO 8mm and 7-14mm lenses (295 comments in total)
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sans culotte: "Although F1.8 is actually more like F3.5 in full-frame terms, the extra brightness compared to most wideangle M43 lenses is welcome and increases the utility of this lens in low light."
So silly, maybe it is more like f/5.6 on medium format or something else on other format. You are seeking for tiny DOF with fisheye lens?
F-number is about light, not DOF. If you want to specualte about DOF create your own DOF-number & use it. Same f-stop give same exposure on every format. That's it. Very simple.

Maybe it should be called bokeh equivalent, i take it into account for every camera or lens i look at to see how soft a background i can get

That is the reason for using it, which is critical if someone think they can somehow use their compact (or phone:) to get a photo with the same quality as a dslr

Of course only relevant for relatively small apertures, but also important to help know where the nyquist lies

Link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 08:15 UTC
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mediasorcerer: My personal feeling is, that with some sensors,[the better quality ones] the noise can actually be pleasant and an artistic asset rather than a detraction depending on how why and where its used.

This really is a great article and just the sort of interesting and useful information many photographers may want and need, although im just some stranger, and already aware of the paradoxical iq juggling act between iso s/p and ap/, im going to politely insist you pat yourselves on the back for taking the time to explain and bring this concept to the readers attention.
I hope you produce more like it.

Mostly chroma noise is ugly while grainy b/w noise tolerable, and good sensors do make very nice grain noise - some photo apps even have a setting for applying grain to the image to make it better:)

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2015 at 11:40 UTC

Maybe an impossible canon mirrorless can be done?

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 22:26 UTC as 17th comment

The 3D box logo could be signifying a 3D camera and accompanying 3D printer - that would be something radical and maybe even useful :)

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2014 at 10:17 UTC as 811th comment | 1 reply
On article Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review (476 comments in total)
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wolfie: About to be shamed by the the smaller Lumix LX100 with M43 sensor and faster zoom ...

The LX100 has a slightly cropped MFT sensor, factor 2.2 so if you choose aspect ratio 16:9 it is as wide as a MFT, the lens is thus kept smaller and lighter than if it was a full MFT sensor
16MP Four Thirds CMOS sensor (Up to 12.7MP used)

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 11:56 UTC
On article Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 (442 comments in total)
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Dougbm_2: Looks like a very good camera. Disappointments are no tilt screen, no built in flash and no ND filter (or not fast enough shutter speeds to be able to shoot wide open in good light). Maybe the last is the most important. If it had these I would be more encouraged to 'surrender' my X100.

Yes, i tilt screen like on the fujifilm x30 would be really nice, though it would add 2 mms thickness, needs some design magic:)

i hardly ever use the flash on my lx7, only for fill flash in sunlight and very rare night shots, prefer an offcamera flash or a reflector, would be more meaningful if their mini-flash could be handheld!

the electronic shutter speed of 1/14000 would equal 1/1750 with 3 stop nd, so provided it works will be almost like lx7 at 1/2000

there are lots of 43mm nd filters available which fit directly to lx100 although it is a bit of a hazzle to screw them on and off

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2014 at 10:26 UTC
On article Hands-on with Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 (442 comments in total)

Dpreview, please put the text to the right of the photos, we the people are using widescreen laptops or computers, and those with a tablet can choose to view it sidewards:)

Also, the jjc autolenscap was a true lifesaver on the lx5 and lx7, so it is really nice to see panasonic embrace it, since the lens is sufficiently protected when walking around with this (imhe:)

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 16:55 UTC as 96th comment
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Jefftan: If LX100 is not deliberately cripple to 12.8MP from 16MP and size a little bit smaller (by removing EVF?) it would be almost perfect

hopefully there would be a similar model soon that correct these

the lens and camera size would be significantly bigger if the sensor was not cropped, and the panasonic marketing has been clear on this (see dp interview) instead they make a very clever use of it with the aspect ratio switch, which i love on my lx7

i would prefer a tiltable screen on the lx100, yet i really like the fact that it fits my x20 camera bag, where the x30 is too big

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2014 at 09:10 UTC
On article Fujifilm X30 (beta) real-world samples (95 comments in total)
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ZAnton: strong NR even at ISO200

On my X20 i have default always set to minimum noise reduction, that gives way clearer photos, yet i understand that the japanese market prefer the clean waxy look...

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2014 at 21:55 UTC
On article Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review (476 comments in total)
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Robert Garcia NYC: I don't understand this says it would need a bigger lens for a 1". Sony's are pretty small and very high quality. I don't see why Fuji can't do this.

Fuji currently doesn't make a 1" sensor and would have to develop at new, and given the tragedy of X10 orbs because of using a new sensor they are understandably very cautious of doing the same mistake again!!

They have optimised the current sensor and firmware very well so there is less green smudging and less shadow noise in the X30, much cleaner than the X20 and absolutely useful at iso 1600

The autofocus is WAY better, even in low light, and by using the same sharp 28-112 they can keep it free from CA and corner softness which might have been a problem using a new 24mm (although i had really hoped that they made it 24-150mm:)

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2014 at 12:38 UTC
On article Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review (476 comments in total)
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splendic: Despite the fact that in the Body and Design section you wrote:

"The camera's I/O ports are kept under a plastic cover on its right side. They include a remote/mic input, micro HDMI, and micro USB."

...on the Specifications page, the "Microphone Port" is labeled as "no."

Can you say for sure which it actually is?

Fuji sells a microphone for the X30 mic input:

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2014 at 09:36 UTC
On article Fujifilm X30 First Impressions Review (476 comments in total)
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Sannaborjeson: Got lost in Fuji's model range.
Too many same-looking cameras with nearly identical features and IQ.

There are 3 different fuji X cameras; the X30, the X100s and the ILC, then you select based on how much money you have:)

Fuji themselves said in an interview that they have too many ILC models now, and was going to cut down, the A, E and M are quite alike, while the PRO and T1 share the high end, mainly separated by the optical viewfinder

Link | Posted on Aug 30, 2014 at 09:25 UTC
On article Fujifilm announces X30 enthusiast compact camera (43 comments in total)
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RadPhoto: where is the GPS? How hard/expensive is it to get a fre&^%$ GPS in Fuji cameras? Just a cheap chinease chip will do the trick!

Ouch, I found numerous sites about the ineffectiveness of the fuji geotagging feature, most stating the benefit of using a dedicated geotagger instead of gps on any camera or phone...

Fuji implements it so a location gotten from the phone is remembered in the camera for one hour, and depending on the stars may or may not renew the coordinates meanwhile, pretty annoying and one may pray for a sensible upgrade

"Geotagging will work using the remote to photo by first connecting, then have the phone provide coords to the camera, then reconnect using the remote control part of the app, then while the camera continues to remember the coords they get embedded. This will not work if you go straight to the remote control."

Link | Posted on Aug 27, 2014 at 00:59 UTC
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