Excellent set. All about pre visualizing the shot
JonB1975: Don't get me wrong - I like that the firmware updates keep improving the camera - but I hate having to set up my film settings each time........
No. Only for major revision updates. The latest updates do not change any settings
Variation of the Tamrac Rally series. I have the Rally 4 and love it.
No RAW option unlike some of Fuji's Bridge cameras like the new S1. This difference can mean a lot to get the best out of a tiny sensor.
Superb. Makes me wish I grew up there instead of the Bronx
Looks nice but i wish there was a way to screw on a soft shutter button like the other X cameras. I find that accessory is both stylish and useful.
Wonderful job. Been there and miss it terribly
I use a iPhoto L bracket with grip which also lets you remove the side L part of the bracket when not desired. Grip is slightly bigger and slightly less attractive but probably more functional than the Fuji version. Easy access to battery compartment. $69 shipped on ebay. So i get more for half the price!!!
A grip is almost a must if you use longer lenses like the 55-200 and my 90mm Tamron f/2.8 adaptall macro lens.
I have owned several heads and tripods over the years including the RRS BH55. Sold the big stuff when I switched to mirrorless.
Now i own the Induro BHL2 head and Their CT213 tripod. Love the tripod and liek the head. My only nit with the head is I wish the knobs were on the other side or the drop notch was on the other side as I orefer to tighten with my left hand as I position camera with my right. So I just simply use with the notch on my side unless. I need it for macro.
My Induro head was a bit defective but I called induro and they swapped out for a new one within 24 hours of return. That is great service. Also, a 10 year warranty on both is outstanding.
Al Valentino: The Fuji 14mm is worthy of note. Not simply because it is sharp as a tack but also because as a wide angle lens it is nearly optically perfect distortion wise, not software corrected.
Announced in 2012 but not shipped until the middle end of 1st quarter 2013.
Using this logic the recently announced fuji 10-24, expected in mid-march will be exempt from consideration this time next year!
The Fuji 14mm is worthy of note. Not simply because it is sharp as a tack but also because as a wide angle lens it is nearly optically perfect distortion wise, not software corrected.
Shot Nikon for 10 years but moved over to a Fuji mirrorless and sold everything Nikon this summer. no regrets. I also prefer the APS format, smaller lenses work for me. This camera looks nice but it is too little, too late for me.
Been a dedicated nikon shooter for about 10 years but in 2013 i sold all my Nikon gear for a Fuji XE1 with zero regrets. However, i have been watching pentax and if i ever decide to reinvest in a DSLR i suspect Pentax will be it. I like what they are doing and also think the body design is superior.
It looks more like a toy than a tool, which is what a camera is. I need a functional eyepiece, to see, not a clever iViewfinder that some might think looks cool to the college crowd.
All the good intentions aside, would I want this? Personally, no. I prefer the aesthetics of my Fuji mirrorless and also the regular Leica M design far better than this iCamera.
As an owner of this lens I can say the IQ is fantastic. I did a few quick tripod tests stopped down against my old Nikon 70-200 VR I and they tied. Shortly after sold the Nikon lens and began selling off the rest of my Nikon gear. I use Capture One 7 Express when I shoot RAW but jpegs are often good enough.
Fun stuff captured over about a year or so - look at the grass.
I particularly love the shot with the Pentax hat. These are the type of pictures one looks at later in life to remind of simpler times and happy days.
Rachotilko: I hope at least somebody here has found this an opportunity to pay respect to this creative and industrious man: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Zeiss
Thanks for posting the link. Remembering the man that built the 'name' brand helps to understand the foundation of his legacy.
Carl Zeiss was a household name and seems more personal than simply Zeiss. It portrays a man that had a vision and built a company that excelled at quality products. Dropping the founders name makes this somewhat impersonal - a company taken over by the bean counters.
If they should change any name it should be the "Touit" name that now goes with their new mirrorless line of lenses. Touit sounds silly and girly.
These days it seems many companies keep breaking things that never needed fixing. I prefer leaving the name alone. But, I am okay with Fujifilm shortening the name to simply Fuji for obvious reasons.
I am a Adobe CS6/Bridge user and the other day I purchased Capture One 7 Express for $50 (50% off sale), mostly for my Fuji X-trans files. The difference is tangible. Not only do I prefer C1 over ACR for both my Fuji and Nikon conversions, the price is just that good.
So now I can do my raw work with C1 and export tiffs to CS6 for local adjustments and Topaz and Nik plugins. I do not see much reason to upgrade photoshop anymore, the difference since CS5 is negligible for my use to say nothing of the concern I had about monthly subscriptions to rent the software forever.
With the direction adobe is moving they just lost a long time customer of almost 10 years. What are they thinking!!!!
qwertyasdf: Seems there are only 2 companies that is genuinely passionate about photography.....Sigma and Cosina (Voigtlander)Others...Leica is just a nameHasselblad is a lunacySony and Nikon are OKPentax will go out of business (though i really think they should be the one to bring out a 1.8 zoom, given that they "all-in-ed" the APSC format)Don't even mention Canon......
Can't disagree with the above. I have owned the Sigma 150 macro, 120-300 f/2.8, and the Sigma 150-500 and they were all exceptional lenses. I recently purchases a used Voigtlander 15mm for my Fuji XE1 and it is fantastic.