Richard Butler

Richard Butler

Lives in United Kingdom Seattle, United Kingdom
Works as a Reviews Editor
Joined on Nov 7, 2007

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Digimat: anyone knows if this beauty has the intervalometer function like the x-t1?

It does, yes.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 23:15 UTC
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Jonathan F/2: APS-C is so 2006.

And 35mm is quite 1923, but that doesn't suddenly undermine its capabilities.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 17:04 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (434 comments in total)
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Daniel Lauring: Hopefully they finally added face detection. Ridiculous not to have that focus aid in this day and age.

They did. Yes.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 06:45 UTC
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Ian SS: Is this a newly designed lens? If so, I would really like to see how it stacks up with the old one! One sad thing though, the video is still not up to par in today's standards, perhaps Fuji still thinks it is a photographic camera but it seems the competition is doing otherwise.

Our understanding is that it's the same design but possibly with new coatings.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 06:24 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (434 comments in total)
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24hrexposure: What is the flash sync speed?

The existing versions could sync up to the maximum speed of the mechanical shutter.

We don't yet know about the electronic shutter.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 06:20 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (434 comments in total)
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a l b e r t: DRP, the X100T does not have tilt LCD. Pls correct this in your spec page.

Sorry about that. I've corrected it.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 06:17 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (434 comments in total)
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Richard Murdey: I'm still confused about what this new viewfinder does that the previous one did not. The manual focus aids which were EVF-only on the "S" can now be overlaid in the optical view in the "T", is that it?

That's right. The pop-up darkened tab means that you can see the overlay regardless of how bright the ambient light is.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 06:13 UTC
On Fujifilm X100T Overview preview (434 comments in total)
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Boss of Sony: Half-hearted upgrade. The 35mm equivalent lens is what kills this camera. 28mm would be more useful. Ricoh GR wins. Thinner and cheaper too.

Unless you *prefer* a 35-43mm equiv lens, in which case the 35mm equiv is what *makes* this camera.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 10, 2014 at 05:54 UTC
On What is equivalence and why should I care? article (2031 comments in total)
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kingslayer: I got really confused reading this article. Guess I'm stupid.

Send me a personal message if there's anything I can explain more clearly (that was I can try to amend the text to make it more accessible).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 9, 2014 at 19:45 UTC
On Entry-Level Mirrorless Camera Roundup 2013 article (93 comments in total)
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bigdaddave: In which universe is the Nikon 1 better than an Eos M?

Not this one, but then Canon have been the odd men out here for years

Photoman - I wouldn't be so extreme. If Canon can get the autofocus up to a reasonable speed, it'll be a very good camera. The interface is rather good - the main problem is that the AF is too slow.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 4, 2014 at 16:53 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (434 comments in total)
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marcphil: The E-PL7 is being launched at a cost of $599 body only and $699 with the retractable 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 zoom. Sadly Olympus has not announced a kit with the retractable power zoom 14-42mm lens, which pairs well with the PL7's compact form factor.....
this is unclear to me, whether there is such a kit ($699) or there is not??

Sorry about that. I've re-phrased that sentence to make it clearer.

In the US, at least, the camera is available body-only or with the manually retracting 14-42mm. There's no kit with the more compact power zoom lens.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 17:34 UTC
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langev: What about the autofocus for GH4 in video? Is it good ?

See for yourself:

We test both the main AF methods [on this page](http://www.dpreview.com/previews/panasonic-dmc-gh4-sony-alpha-7s/12).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 16:44 UTC
On Fujifilm X-T1 Review preview (581 comments in total)
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Ed555: I didn't see any dial for A,S, or P priority mode. I'm sure that this can be control by the shutter and Aperture auto positions. Still, I think that there should have been some discussion on there use. Sop, how do you set Programmed Priority AE mode?

If you set the shutter speed dial and the aperture rings to 'A' then the camera will set both, automatically (i.e. P mode).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 3, 2014 at 01:37 UTC
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Johannes Zander: The video doesn't show anything you can't do with native 4/3 lenses.
Adapters are always a crutch.

No.

You mount an F1.4 lens and you end up with an F1.0 lens that is F2.0 equivalent.

Without the speed booster, you mount an F1.4 lens and end up with an F1.4 that is F2.8 equivalent.

There's a benefit whichever way you look at it (so long as you don't change horses, mid race).

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2014 at 21:49 UTC
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Johannes Zander: The video doesn't show anything you can't do with native 4/3 lenses.
Adapters are always a crutch.

ManuelVilardeMacedo:

Mount a 50mm F1.4 lens on a Micro Four Thirds camera and you will end up with:

A 35.5mm F1.0 lens that projects a smaller imaging circle. Note that I don't use the term 'equivalent' anywhere in that description. The focal length is reduced but the diameter of the entrance pupil isn't changed, so that 35.7mm (50/1.4) aperture is larger, when described using f-numbers.

If you then use this 35.5mm F1.0 lens on a Micro Four Thirds camera, you will get a 71mm equivalent focal length with an F2.0 equivalent aperture.

It's up to you whether you accept the evidence to support the idea of [equivalent apertures](http://bit.ly/equivap/), but you can't have it both ways - rejecting the non-equivalent f-number **and** the idea of equivalence.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2014 at 21:19 UTC
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Wilight: Metabones, would you be so gentle to tell me what's the reason behind your prejudice against FUJI/Canon users?

In fairness, they do make adapters and speed boosters for the Fujifilm X mount.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 21:12 UTC
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mikey fried: Please stop shooting images in PORTRAIT!! It makes NO sense.

I'm not sure I understand your point.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 17:54 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (434 comments in total)
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Adrian Van: Anyone know what type of adaptor you need to plug in an external microphone with 1/8 plug slot. Is it possible? I cannont find a socket anywhere on body or the hot shoe area. Would this be an adaptor to the hot shoe and what is the product code of it. They finally have 1080 30P, but I prefer small external mic for clean sound.

Or would I have to consider another model with this feature.

That's a 3.5mm headphone-style socket?

Olympus sells an clip-on unit called the SEMA-1, which has a 3.5mm stereo mic jack.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 17:04 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (434 comments in total)
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Mark Chan: Continuing from my post below

The EPL-7 is a boring update - and I hope the -EP-5 successor will have that viewfinder inbuilt, but I don't think one should complain about it being a disappointment when it is capable of striding the line between point and shoot upgrade - for those that just don't bother to do their homework, and as a serious compact alternative to large dslrs for those that need it with a bit of fiddling - for those that do their homework.
rant off

You don't think it'd be better if people didn't have to put in so much homework?

It wasn't my intention to appear snarky - I just wanted it to be, out of the box, closer to the camera that it's capable of being.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 29, 2014 at 05:29 UTC
On Olympus PEN E-PL7 First Impressions Review preview (434 comments in total)
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Henry Falkner: The PL7 looks like an attractive upgrade from my SH-50 and SH-1 pocket P&S jobs. I could do crops printed to 23x33 inch (now I must use the entire frame). The PL7 is small and light enough to be with me all the time. I find 3-axis IS adequate for stills, but for video I prefer 5-axis IS on both the SH-50 and SH-1. A larger battery capacity is always appreciated.
But why have they placed the video start/stop button right next to the menu button? A similar placement, above the display button on the SZ-30MR pocket P&S, led to mistakes on unrepeatable occasions! Olympus had the video button well spaced away from any others on the PL5 - so why re-invent the design failures of 2011?

I'm afraid it doesn't - I was echoing your suspicion that the REC button is far too easy to hit.

I've got lots of snippets of video of my feet and of things I was intending to photograph. The soundtrack usually ends with me swearing.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2014 at 22:58 UTC
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