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sttp

Joined on Nov 12, 2011

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On Fujifilm launches M-mount adapter for X-Pro1's X-mount news story (95 comments in total)
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xpro1user: I received my Leica M-mount lens adapter today. Clicks into place very well, the manual focusing is perfect, extremely happy with the speed of the manual focusing on my Leica Summicron-M 35mm f/2.0 ASPH compared to the Fujifilm 35mm... BUT! a big issue. why can't I take a photo?? The shutter button is stuck, it won't budge. Has anyone got any ideas why this is?

When i adjust the aperture the and focus, the viewfinder adjust accordingly, however, i just can't press down on the shutter button.

Thank you in advance,

I got the adapter recently, Fuji prevent you form using wide retro-focus M glass by making it physically not possible to mount (or mount but not focus past a few feet) on their adapter. Hence, no smearing from wide angles. Unfortunately, this rules out most Leica wide angles. There's a few Voigtlanders 35 or wider that are compatible... Fuji have a list on their website.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 8, 2012 at 01:56 UTC
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J Dog: This is a great product, with a caveat.
1. Most likely, If you are a videographer who has been shooting with a 5D and want to step up to a FS100, you now have an upgrade path, and AF really isn't needed.

2. If you have Cannon lenses and own a NEX body, this could allow you to use your nex as a backup, think, macro or landscape photography.

Personally, I fall into number 2, I am going to have to wait and see. $399 is high for my blood, but if I were in catagory 1 above, I would be first in line.

This is not for people shooting sports, action or kids. The MF with peaking is very good, but still not pro level.

Agree.

I've got a NEX for stills and I've been getting into film with Canon DSLRs. I'm considering a 5D for video work and full-frame stills. This makes it attractive for me to share my Canon glass across both cameras and since I've been practising my focus pulling doing video, I don't see AF as a necessity anymore (perhaps this is how Leica users feel)...

So consider that I invest in a couple of L lenses, 399 suddenly seems less steep to not have to buy dedicated E-mount of the same calibre..

Direct link | Posted on Jan 26, 2012 at 04:19 UTC
On Japanese news service lends support Olympus OM rumors news story (314 comments in total)
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CriticalI: Since Oly already have an excellent set of 4/3 E system lenses it seems very sensible to team them up with a new reflex camera modelled on the OM retro styling. PEN for mirrorless micro 4/3 and OM for 4/3 reflex.

Make E system users happy too.

Cheer up mate, at least 43 is still the smallest 'true' SLR around.

Plus this will be a bonanza for owners of vintage OMs looking to sell.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 24, 2012 at 11:36 UTC
On Fujifilm X10 preview (425 comments in total)
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stroboscopic: "it also allows for shallower depth of field than most DSLRs when used with their kit zooms, when each are set to their respective telephoto ends."

That's not what the math says. The X10 should have about double the DoF in those conditions (compared to a 1.5x crop DSLR with a 55mm lens at f/5.6).

Yeah - that's right. I've had one for about a month. No shallow DOF :( even with the lens wide open the focal length is too short.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 12:31 UTC
On Fujifilm X10 preview (425 comments in total)
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sttp: Received mine form the shop just before they closed yesterday and used it at a party last night. I'm an amateur - owning a D50 and a Sumsung EX1 in the past, and I'm liking the X10 so far.
- Menu takes some learning but only 1 level deep
- Write speeds for pics are okay (30MB/s card)
- Video write speeds are not okay
- High speed video (70, 120, 200 fps) is a lot of fun
- Initial startup time + AF time a tad slow
- The lens cap is too thick to comfortably hold in the palm of your hand while handling the zoom
- The combination of zoom ring, and the combi wheel+button to go between aperture and shutter works very nicely
- Battery didn't last very long
- IQ is better than my EX1 and comparable with my D50 in terms of sharpness (std noise reduction setting) up to iso3200
- Lens is very bright across the range and shutter is fast enough for my purposes, say shooting objects as I'm traveling in a car
- No issues with accidentally turning it off by going past the 28mm min on the zoom ring

A follow up:

- MF is pretty bad. Using the control wheel on the back is really slow
- Obtaining shallow DOF is not achievable - sensor is prob too small. Low light tho is fantastic!
- Colours out of camera are amazing!
- There is quick startup mode makes street shooting awesome!
- The standard Fuji leather case isn't compatible with the lens hood

All in all, very happy and EXR can yield some very good photos with not much more effort than P&S.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 19, 2011 at 12:26 UTC
On Fujifilm X10 preview (425 comments in total)

Received mine form the shop just before they closed yesterday and used it at a party last night. I'm an amateur - owning a D50 and a Sumsung EX1 in the past, and I'm liking the X10 so far.
- Menu takes some learning but only 1 level deep
- Write speeds for pics are okay (30MB/s card)
- Video write speeds are not okay
- High speed video (70, 120, 200 fps) is a lot of fun
- Initial startup time + AF time a tad slow
- The lens cap is too thick to comfortably hold in the palm of your hand while handling the zoom
- The combination of zoom ring, and the combi wheel+button to go between aperture and shutter works very nicely
- Battery didn't last very long
- IQ is better than my EX1 and comparable with my D50 in terms of sharpness (std noise reduction setting) up to iso3200
- Lens is very bright across the range and shutter is fast enough for my purposes, say shooting objects as I'm traveling in a car
- No issues with accidentally turning it off by going past the 28mm min on the zoom ring

Direct link | Posted on Nov 12, 2011 at 05:57 UTC as 89th comment | 1 reply
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