I'm starting to think that their previous statement will not be true in a year...
"Q. Will Lightroom become a subscription only offering after Lightroom 5?
A. Future versions of Lightroom will be made available via traditional perpetual licenses indefinitely."
Whyyyyyy 28mm? This is nothing but a strange focal length for a non-ILC (yes, I'm looking at you too Ricoh GR) that Leica has not historically embraced. If there was a 35mm version I would buy this. Please Leica, it's a dream come true, but 7mm to wide... :-(
I'd say a marvel. But I think you should expect marvel (and more than that) for the asking price...
Hugo808: Nice bike.
Can't believe you put the camera in your pack without a lens cap though. Tsk.
I think that ditching the lens cap was one of the first things I learned during my photography eduction. UV filters is a good protection though.
If our full frame cameras had the pixel pitch of some ~20 MP consumer compact cameras have they would output something like 350 MP. We still have a long way to go.
If they finally implemented some real pixel binning solution that worked with raw files this would be an awesome progression. But as long as we only have that nasty linearized sRAW option I'm not too tempted.
New bodies are cool and all, but a camera system needs lenses. Please take note both Canon and Sony. I got an A7 last year and I'm sorely missing some fixed focal length lenses (mostly an 85mm). While Sony is busy updating their cameras Fujifilm creates stunning and priceworthy lenses. Again, take note Sony and Canon!
That being said, I think this looks like a step in the right direction. I might get it when the price has plummeted as I'm really intrigued by that 22mm lens. 35mm (in FF equiv) is my fav focal length and that thing is pretty much everything I could ask for in a lens: cheap, sturdy, compact & fast.
Also, next time integrate the EVF into the body. Panasonic did it, Sony did. Of course Canon can do it too.
The concept model looks like a simple 3D print (look at the striped pattern in the body). Is that all they're going to show?
sproket1: To all those complaining about lack of EVF.Smartphones are the worlds most popular cameras....and they lack an EVF.Hundreds of millions seem to live without one.... some pretty well.
Could this be the same hundreds of millions that thinks that the camera in their camera phones is the only camera they ever need?
You obviously buy a real camera because it has something that your phone doesn't have. An EVF could be one of those things. Better IQ could be another (even though I think the importance of this is greatly overestimated for the majority of people).
The Photo Ninja: No Fuji - wahhhhhhhhhh!
Thank that godforsaken X-trans technology for that.
jennyrae: article is misleading. it should be Apple overtakes Nikon of pictures taken with device on flicker.
I logged in to say that, but it seems you got here first. :) Talk about misinterpreting stats.
Gabriel Chan: So far, non of Sony FE lens have any significant weight advantage compared to the Canon and Nikon FF lens....so what's the point of changing to a mirrorless system if only the body is 100g lighter and all the lens weigh about the same as FF DSLR lens? the FE 70-200 f4 is even heavier than the Canon 70-200 f4
hippo84 wrote:> Even A7II, the biggest of A7-series, is much smaller than entry-level FF DSLR
Yeah, but the point is that the lens is often the largest part of the camera/lens combo. Check out that 35mm f/1.4 and tell me that that the camera is the big weight. I say this a A7 owner.
tsammyc wrote:> The currently sold Sony FE 35mm lens weighs 120g. The closes Canon 35mm lens weighs 194g. To me this is a huge difference
But the Sony lens is f/2.8 and the Canon is f/2.0? That is also a huge difference to me. I have the 5D Mark II, the old EF 35mm and the A7 with 35mm f/2.8. I do wish the Sonnar was f/2.0. I'd happily trade some milligrams for another f stop.
Cudos to Adam Jones for holding on a to a PowerBook! it's not every day that you say a computer as old as that in work. :)
Scales USA: I remember when jpeg replaced gif images. It was painful.
Changing over the web browser infrastructure will be much more difficult than it was in the early 1990's. It was a clear choice due to very limited bandwidth, but the image quality suffered due to artifacts.
I'd go for a new standard, but likely won't live long enough to see it.
> Changing over the web browser infrastructure will be much more difficult than it was in the early 1990's.
D1N0: jpegs are mainly used on the web. Compatibility is the magic word. When a large percentage of your audience can't view the image because their browser doesn't supported it, it will not be used, no matter how good it is.
I bet FV-5 is based on the L Camera code, because it has exactly the same problem as L Camera with manual focus. There is no infinity focus. If I set the manual focus to the furthest possible it still just focuses a couple of meters a way (or closer than that) and things further away are not in focus at all.
Manual infinity focus could have real potential with camera phones as DOF is crazy. Basically you could set it to infinity and have focus from something quite close to something really distant. The AF on my Nexus 5 always troubles me (hunting) and it's slow as molasses.
Please fix manual infinity focus and I'll buy it (I actually bought it, but refunded because of this)!
I bought the A7 when it came out. It's nice to see the system evolve. But to take pictures with a ILC you need lenses. And Sony, unlike Fujifilm, does not seem to understand this at all.
Give me reasonably fast primes to a descent price. The 35mm 2.8 is too slow and the 35mm 1.4 on their roadmap is too big. How about a 35mm 2.0?
Karl Summers: No need for this when you can buy a 5TB home cloud storage unit.
Black Box: You do know the point of a backup, right? If not, it's that the data should reside in at least two places. Statistically, the risk that your house burns down and Microsoft goes bankrupt at the same time is not very big.
We should remember though that these are synchronization services, which is not the same as a backup service. If you somehow screw the data on your drives that will sync to the OneDrive. OneDrive might have some kind of versioning though, but I don't know.
spontaneousservices: so why do some people actually prefer a camera without flip screen? Don't they appreciate the extra possibilities?
I think you must understand that this is a camera model with a certain heritage (that goes further back than the original X100). The X100T is clearly meant to be used with the VF – that is where they put they're R&D budget for this iteration. A flip screen adds unnecessary bulk. It's also not only about style, it's about an experience. Many people (often professionals, more seldom gear hounds) actually enjoy to work with some limitations.
And just as there's a reason why some professionals (not just oil Sheikhs) prefer Leica M* cameras, I think Fujifilm wants there to be a reason why some people chose the X100*.
Paul Liukas: What about focus speed? Is it better than 100s?
People have commented that it feels "snappier". I'm afraid this could very well be placebo.