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On article Fujifilm X-T100 review (345 comments in total)
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CatholicBlock: Thanks for the review. One thing I really miss is a discussion of AF-S performance. The whole AF section is dedicated to AF-C, but, as you sort of point out, this camera is probably meant more for travel/casual than action and sports photography.

How is single-point AF on still subjects? Is it on par with X-T20 and X-T2? Is it a generation behind? It’s impossible to tell from the review unfortunately.

The 15-45 is spectacularly sharp in good light. Yes, it fails to catch moving children, but was lovely for a portrait of my teen who wanted to be photographed. I own a bunch of fuji's awesome xf lenses, but have to say that this kit lens, I like better than my original version 24-105 that I got with a Canon 5D3. This is a perfect vacay camera with facebook shareable images that have saturation and pop. Won't be my serious cam, but /i like better than iph in my purse

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2018 at 03:14 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T100 review (345 comments in total)
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sirhawkeye64: For someone on a stricter budget, this might be fine (As long as you're doing stills of non-moving / nearly non-moving objects). AF has never been a strong point for Fuji (even my XT-2 lags the competition in AF performance, but I don't shoot moving subjects). Yes it's not to the caliber of the XT20, but it also is only $500 without a lens, versus $800 without a lens for the XT20.

If I had $1000 to spend, I'd get the XT20, but if my budget was stricter, or you wanted an inexpensive backup body, this might be good a choice, despite it's negative aspects.

Plus, Fuji (other than the X-H1) has also been known for not being the best for video capture, but most Fuji users I think know that (seeing that many of the cameras are limited to only 10-15 min of 4k whereas the competition can go up to 30 min).

All in all, I think it would make a great budget camera or second camera body (I'm considering one so I can switch lenses less often during photo walks).

At 899 with two lenses, its really much much nicer than the more expensive 1" sensor Rx10s that sony puts out with 24-200 and now 24-600 lenses.( I have used several in that series extensively) IQ is definitely a cut above on stills. With both lenses, its lighter to carry around on a casual walk and the fuji film simulations and the gorgeous EVF let you get spectacular snaps. My copies of the two lenses are tack sharp and enjoyable. The interface takes a lot of getting used to coming from xpro2 and xt2, but though the camera was for my kids to share my hobby anyway, I find myself enjoying its light form factor a great deal.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2018 at 05:51 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T100 review (345 comments in total)
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Vieito: X-T1 owner since it launched, looking for a new Fuji body. Would be very happy to be rid of X-Trans and the push-button-to-unlock ISO dial. Any opinions on whether I should consider picking this up vs the X-T20 and X-E3?

Looking at the specs I was leaning towards the X-T100. Is the AF at least on par with the X-T1? Better would be nice, but for my style of photography it's probably not worth the humongous hassle that X-Trans is for me (RAW shooter with a Lightroom workflow... YMMV).

The only things I think I might miss are the large EVF and the weather sealing, but to get these I would have to move up to the X-T2 price point, which I can't afford. Thoughts?

Interface is completely different feel to the xt2 and xpro2 which I both own and love. still easy to use -- film simulations are still a pleasure for casual family and friends and trip situations. The images are crisp and pleasing, and the camera is compact and more fun than two rx10 series I have used. I don't do video. (I like books better than movies, maybe I'm too old) found sony a7rii handling and menus incomprehensible after a year of trying and tired of toting around cheat sheets and index cards to help me figure out how to change essential settings. Tired of expensive adapters freezing on me at temperature changes etc. (Had to use canon lenses on sony, since nothing was available till now that even came close) I did pick up the XT100 as an amazing deal to share with my family that keeps wanting to use my stuff I cringe at a misplaced grubby finger etc. but want to say yes to enthusiast photogs. This is affordable enough that I can share without hesitation.

Link | Posted on Jul 25, 2018 at 05:42 UTC
On article In Fine Detail: Canon EOS 5DS / 5DS R In-Depth Review (747 comments in total)

Have the 5DSR and the Sony A7RII and have to say that the only thing keeping me with Canon is glass -- The sony just does not have lenses to put on its nice sensor -- I used to love my canon or sigma art prime lenses for around the home shooting, but I just absolutely love what I am getting with my sony or zeiss 55 and 35 and can't wait to try the batis 85 which is a fav length for me with the kids. I love the focus peaking and usability of the sony and found it so easy and intuitive to use. But have to say that the sony lenses suck and I could not trade in my 100-400 II and 7DII combo for birds/wildlife for anything sony.. I found metabones just plain unreliable and slow. Things freeze, and you have to power on/off etc and fiddle around for things to work. So even for landscape I could not trust it for the few seconds of fab color. So for around the home I am using sony with the few good primes but am sticking with canons for my outdoor photo hobby use

Link | Posted on Jan 8, 2016 at 03:34 UTC as 56th comment | 1 reply

Thanks for the review -- I own canon gear, and now the a7RII as well and I had to say that I am not giving up one for the other. I love both. My love is landscapes, and even there, I found that my metabones did not work reliably, and I've not invested in sony's native 16-35 since I already have great canons like all of their 16-35 and the 11-24. I love using the A7rII around home now with the fab 55 prime, but would never try to replace my 5dsr plus wide canon lenses or 7dII plus long for landscapes or wildlife that are spot on predictable each time. I may play with learning how to combine shots with my prime lenses on sony native to get pano landscapes. But if you have a few seconds of the right light, I don't know how that would work.

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2015 at 16:24 UTC as 29th comment
On article Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review (1306 comments in total)
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Tooma: This camera is a complete flop in my opinion. I'm really disappointed with Canon's IQ as of late. Nikon/Sony have completely changed the game with respects to IQ. Nikon was cranking out images that looked this good or better almost 10 years ago. However, I Can't wait to see the image quality from the 5DS! If it surpasses the D800 series we are all winners!

Wow -- do you own it and use it? I was using my A7II( the latest greatest sony), 5D3, and the 7DII over the last weekend on a mostly bird photography and seascapes trip. The 7DII completely killed the 5D3 in terms of quick focus and tracking. Worked beautifully with my 200-400 and the new 100-400 canon lenses. I like the A7 II and will keep it to use for travel and compact situations and am even willing to trust it for my kids sports. Though at f4 on the 20-200 its not great for low light in an indoor gym. Have mostly tried it with the native 55 zeiss lens on portraits. I love it, but the SIGMA ART 50 on my canon bodies is frankly just as good results wise if not better. And the sony was not quite as quick to focus and shoot though of course its so much cheaper. The 7DII of course has the crop factor, but the Sigma makes for a pleasing 85mm approx equivalent portrait lens on it. So before you dismiss a camera, you should think of the use you have for it.

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2015 at 18:52 UTC
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