XT1 - Truly Superior IQ

Started Mar 29, 2014 | Discussions thread
nixda Veteran Member • Posts: 5,515
Re: same here

guitarjeff wrote:

nixda wrote:

guitarjeff wrote:

trueview wrote:

guitarjeff wrote:

Welcome Photo W. You got a wonderful camera. X trans photos simply have a unique look and feel that transcends the sum of it's parts (or charts). There are a few here who have a problem with X trans for whatever reasons. But like many, when you see the photos you perceive those unique qualities, a mixture of the colors and sharpness, the way it captures the actual environment. Some may not perceive it, others may perceive it and don't like it anyway.

Watch out for those who say they are Fuji fans in a big way. Ask them specifically if they like X trans, the very direction of the company they say they love.

Now, if you want to be blown away, head over to Fliker and search groups for X trans, and get ready for tens of thousands of incredible shots. Search the XF 23mm, the XF 14, the 35, the 55-200 lenses. These thousands of photos clearly prove what a special too Fuji has created, and you have seen this for yourself in your own photos already.

It truly is an X trans universe, and I am proud to be a fanboy. It's okay to be a fanboy if your object of desire is the best.

Maybe a slight loss of sense of perspective here ?

I mean, I'm thoroughly satisfied with the xtrans sensor: the x pro 1 for me has become the digital equivalent of my Leica M6, since digital Leica prices are vastly out of my range.

The size-weight / IQ ratio of the x pro one is nothing short of stunning. But come on, I also get amazing results from my 5DIII. I also got to use a D800 a few times : can this camera also deliver in terms of IQ !

Fuji cameras are truly excellent, and with ergonomics I'm particularly fond of. But unique ?

In my opinion, uniqueness has more to do with what is in front of the camera and who is behind the camera, than the camera itself...

Oh yeah, very unique to me and many others. The colors ALONE make them unique to me and many. And yeah, somewhat overblown because it fun to toy with the X trans haters.

Not to dampen your enthusiasm here, but can you pick out X-Trans images in a blind test? I wasn't able to, and none of my very experienced friends who have tried were able to either. Particularly not when one runs every image through a Velvia simulator such as VSCO or DxO FilmPack. The only camera I can pick out is one based on a Foveon sensor (but of course only if viewed/printed such that resolution makes a difference).

Don't need to. Every photog does has his own eye and also alters the photos. A better test would be, can you look at thousands of photos from X trans and another camera side by side and choose which group comes from X trans. I think that when you see thousands of photos you begin to eliminate the individual photogs and you get a feel for what the system is apart from the individuals.

You speak about your own enjoyment of the system. That's fair enough. But what is true for an ensemble of images should also be at least somewhat true for a single image: when someone sees a single photo hanging on a wall in your house, will that person really be able to recognize what camera was used (assuming that the person is familiar with lots of cameras)? If not, the camera used isn't really that important. IMO.

I learned this when searching info about buying lenses. I would go to the POTN lens sample threads and look at literally thousands of photos from that lens. After a while you would begin to get a feel for the very core of what the lens is.

I must ask, why did you buy X trans? You saw NOTHING unique in any way in the photos that was pleasing and you only purchased for other reasons? Do you assume this is the same for everyone or just your own perceptions? If you ask me to define what I see that is pleasing then to me you are asking me to define art, in a way. Can there be ART or a pleasing creative feel in the way a camera renders photos? Certainly we can agree that the Canon 85 1.2 has a unique way that it shows itself. Is this not possible with a sensor, colors, electronic gain, type of noise and such? Can there be nothing unique in the way that Fuji electronics from the sensor onwards shows itself? Are you willing to say that not a single photog bought in to X trans because he really saw something that was unique in the way the x trans showed itself?

I am not making such sweeping statements whatsoever, and I don't want to. I also don't want to speak for anyone else besides myself here. But I'd still be happy to answer why I personally bought an X-E1 plus a few lenses: for me it's currently the best balance between sensor size, camera/lens sizes and weight, IQ, and price.

Let me stress the word balance. I personally do not think any of the aspects that I listed, and that are important to me, are otherworldly in the X-Trans cameras, just overall quite good. There are cameras with larger sensors, smaller and lighter ones, with better IQ, and cheaper ones, but no system strikes the kind of balance that I value.

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