F31fd: Is this still the magical camera? Locked

Started Feb 2, 2014 | Questions thread
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Re: Examples - DPR's own full size samples

Kim Letkeman wrote:

papillon_65 wrote:

Kim Letkeman wrote:

papillon_65 wrote:

Kim Letkeman wrote:

papillon_65 wrote:

Kim Letkeman wrote:

papillon_65 wrote:

Kim Letkeman wrote:

Don't remember saying that it couldn't shoot ... I posted many an image from the F11 and was very pleased with it up to 1600 ... in 2005.

No but you did say words to the effect that the lens was poor and riddled with CA -

That fact has been in evidence forever ...

Apparently not by these images.

it doesn't appear to be the case in these shots, which are of high quality from a small sensored camera, by anyones standards.

If you judge a camera by two samples then we have very little to discuss.

Well one of them had the nightmare CA scenario, backlit foliage, yet where was the CA?, can you get CA with the F31fd? sure, I can get CA with my EF 24-105mm L, it's not a problem with either.


The point is not whether you can get CA with this camera, I can get it with pretty much any camera/lens you care to mention in certain scenarios, it's whether it's a big issue with this camera as you earlier contended, it isn't.

So you say ... but the PF is definitely a huge issue. When it strikes, it is almost impossible to remove from images without leaving obvious traces.

You should learn to use lightroom then, it's a doddle, no issues.

Lightroom handles CA fairly well (if not too strong) ...

Lightroom handles PF very poorly ... you generally have to perform nasty surgery and even then it leaves marks everywhere.

You must have a different version to me, no problems with red/green/blue/purple CA, it all works.

If you never encounter it in your shooting style, that is luck on your part. Or limited shooting environments. But many have over the years and it is strong enough to feature on DPReview's image quality page.

Of course, but decent software makes it easy to remove, I shoot a lot of UWA where it really shows up, still not a problem, how many examples would you like?

And again ... PF is the bigger problem and was a real feature of that generation of Fuji cameras.

I would like no examples from you because you keep addressing the lesser issue ...

There is no issue as far as I'm concerned, no more than any other camera and nothing I can't deal with.

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