Raist3d

Lives in United States Canyon Country, CA, United States
Works as a Photographer & Game Developer (Programmer)
Has a website at http://raist3d.typepad.com
Joined on Dec 9, 2001
About me:

To continue loving video games, their programming while doing & improving my
professional photography, punish the guilty, reward the good, educate kids and fight for
all that is good. :-)

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"...and then feel free to go speculation crazy in the comments. "

Do we need this encouragement? :-) I guess it's just permission/endorsement of the inevitable, so I guess still works :-)

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2017 at 19:03 UTC as 157th comment

I thought they figured out a way to capture full color per pixel but looks like it's a Bayer Filter. So hard to tell what's so special about the sensor. I guess super low noise floor or best color sensitivity.

Link | Posted on Sep 13, 2017 at 16:54 UTC as 39th comment
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2stepbay: Only an idiot believes they are prepared to face the onslaught of a hurricane.

And on the weather reporting side: while weather people think they are doing everyone some good, I only derive comic relief from someone standing in the driving rain, wind pushing them back and forth, screaming in their mic "it's really intense here".

It sure seemed this time that all channels sent a reporter they wanted to not be alive or something.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 16:11 UTC
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2stepbay: Only an idiot believes they are prepared to face the onslaught of a hurricane.

And on the weather reporting side: while weather people think they are doing everyone some good, I only derive comic relief from someone standing in the driving rain, wind pushing them back and forth, screaming in their mic "it's really intense here".

It sure seemed this time that all channels sent a reporter they wanted dead or something.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 16:11 UTC
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2stepbay: Only an idiot believes they are prepared to face the onslaught of a hurricane.

And on the weather reporting side: while weather people think they are doing everyone some good, I only derive comic relief from someone standing in the driving rain, wind pushing them back and forth, screaming in their mic "it's really intense here".

It sure seemed this time that all channels sent a reporter they wanted killed or something.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 16:10 UTC
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2stepbay: Only an idiot believes they are prepared to face the onslaught of a hurricane.

And on the weather reporting side: while weather people think they are doing everyone some good, I only derive comic relief from someone standing in the driving rain, wind pushing them back and forth, screaming in their mic "it's really intense here".

It sure seemed this time that all channels sent a reporter they wanted killed or something.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2017 at 16:10 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E3 First Impressions Review (309 comments in total)
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ikfoto: What's the point of its existence, when there are Pana GX8, Oly Pen-F, and lots of APS-C cameras? Narrow niche, incompatible mount cameras don't even help competition.

T3 - also Fuji is making money with their strategies. So people can say all they want but the X-system is moving forward.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2017 at 01:47 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E3 First Impressions Review (309 comments in total)
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Arca45Swiss: Stuck at 24 megapixels

Like virtually all of this generation apsc

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 09:58 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E3 First Impressions Review (309 comments in total)
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GabrielZ: Ugh! It doesn't have a larger screen! The X-E3s screen is 3" like the previous X-E2/X-E2S. Its also not smaller than the X-T20 either. That camera is taller due to the EVF/flash hump, but the X-E3 is wider and a little deeper.

Actually it is a bit smaller than the xt20 because of the jump. The hump makes more
Space than the width of the xe3.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 09:57 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E3 First Impressions Review (309 comments in total)
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blink667: Fuji will drop the price of the XE3 to $799 when they find it can't compete in sales with the XT20.

The xe3 competing vs the xt20? Now that makes much sense because the xt20 came out last week right?

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 09:53 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E3 First Impressions Review (309 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: it did not need to be smaller it did not need a dongle flash to replace the elegant inbuilt pop up one

while the upgrade to the 24 mp excellent xtrans sensor is welcome

it didn't need to lose the d pad.. touch screens are good but not enough to lose 5 input buttons

I've been waiting for this camera a long time but ill pass
keep my xe2 and xpro2

cos- I don't mind he d-pad. I wish they have kept the flash, though I don't photograph with flash. But I recognize I don't represent the total of user wants. Would be interesting to see what percentage really wanted or needed built in flash vs those that did not.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 06:17 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E3 First Impressions Review (309 comments in total)
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LakeSuperior1: Please, those of you complaining about the X-Trans sensor or the lack of a tilt screen just stop! The X-Trans sensor is who Fuji is. It's a big part of what has helped them grow. Don't like it? Don't buy a Fuji. And as for the tilt screen, they have stated in the past if you want a tilt screen then the X-T line is what you want. If a tilt screen and no X-Trans sensor are what you want in a small form camera, then there is a company called Sony that makes just what you are looking for.

Androole - I agree on the cognitive disonance of those who identify themselves with the brands of their tools. Those of us who have tried several models though can at least in capability, call a better assessment I would like to think. I find the IQ of Fuji systems with Xtrans fantastic.

Given Fuji vast experience developing film, perceptual psychology aspects of an image, you have to wonder why did they bother spending the money on X-trans. I hardly think it's just for the marketing experiment of it.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 06:16 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E3 First Impressions Review (309 comments in total)
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Mateus1: "X-E3 looks like a solid X-E2 replacement"
Sorry, I do not see it, it's rather a weak replacement after X-E2 anouncement in 2013 - almost 5 years ago! We are almost in 2018 and you still get from Fuji fixed LCD (Lol!), same smalish EVF with x0.62 magnification, same small and narrow eyepiece - a true "point-and-shot" style that does not protect your eye from back/side lighting, you got ditched 5 fn buttons incliding D-pad that are important for fast and direct access to features, you got ditched nice bounced pop-up flash (who will mounting every time this tiny external flash? it's useless), and you got touched LCD as base navigation that will slow shooting. and your nose will always be changing the settings. Joystick is a very nice feature but without D-Pad's buttons it does not help that much. It's clear Fuji changed target group with X-E3 and had not listened to X-E1/2 users voice who wanted different improvements. Same was with X30 that killed nice X-20 line. X-E3 kills X-E line.

TORN- the joystiq in the X-E3 sure looks like the same review-praised one in the X-T2, so not sure what you are trying to get at.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 06:13 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E3 First Impressions Review (309 comments in total)
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WT21: Nice camera!

Please drop the x-trans

Androole - I agree what you said about Nyquist. However, I will also say that if the xtrans or whatever Fuji processing gives is prone to give an illusion of in the right direction that also counts. As for the dpreview image, check the green fur on the lower left. My point is that there are areas that do better.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 06:10 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E3 First Impressions Review (309 comments in total)
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WT21: Nice camera!

Please drop the x-trans

Father - I don't consider it an urban legend when I have direct experience with the same Sony base sensor with Xtrans and Bayer, with no AA.

As for your link- that's the article I mentioned has some flawed issues in its presentation and assumptions. And the author of the article absolutely refused to examine raw converters like Iridient, because he believes only in examining open source / source code ones. Well, his problem.

It is true that the X-trans pattern isn't random, but it's also true that it is more a-periodic than Bayer. It's also true it helps with B&W because it has more green photosites though there's definitively some tradeoffs. The question is whether the tradeoffs are worth it.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 06:09 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E3 First Impressions Review (309 comments in total)
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nikkor35f2: Connect to ur phone via Bluetooth n u can shoot in any angle looking at ur phone. Don't need a tilt screen. Provided e blue tooth connection is reliable n consistent.
E current WiFi is good. But connection is kinda inconsistent. Sometimes it connects in seconds other times took mind to connect.

Also Fiji should look at this current app (like making it possible to transfer files n switch to shooting without having to disconnect n reconnect again.

You can but the user experience and immediacy is not the same.

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 02:59 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E3 First Impressions Review (309 comments in total)
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ikfoto: What's the point of its existence, when there are Pana GX8, Oly Pen-F, and lots of APS-C cameras? Narrow niche, incompatible mount cameras don't even help competition.

The op post doesn't make any sense

Link | Posted on Sep 8, 2017 at 02:58 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E3 First Impressions Review (309 comments in total)
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WT21: Nice camera!

Please drop the x-trans

I have seen better handling of moire with my Fujis. Some of the articles linked seemed to disregard best raw converters available for the system. My *direct experience* with AAless Bayer vs Fuji, is that Fuji is less prone to it, while giving a particular look to the photo that is very appealing. Fuji knows what it's doing.

I see the links to the dpreview images are also very selective and not looking at all the areas in the shot :-)

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 19:02 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E3 First Impressions Review (309 comments in total)
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cosinaphile: it did not need to be smaller it did not need a dongle flash to replace the elegant inbuilt pop up one

while the upgrade to the 24 mp excellent xtrans sensor is welcome

it didn't need to lose the d pad.. touch screens are good but not enough to lose 5 input buttons

I've been waiting for this camera a long time but ill pass
keep my xe2 and xpro2

I for one wanted the X-E3 to be smaller than the predecessors. Mirorrless should keep a size advantage vs the previous cameras, otherwise what's the point. Fuji already offers a lot of what is wanted that the X-E3 doesn't, in other models. But if Fuji didn't differentiate the X-E3 more, then it would have been really pointless.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 18:58 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E3 First Impressions Review (309 comments in total)
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Mateus1: "X-E3 looks like a solid X-E2 replacement"
Sorry, I do not see it, it's rather a weak replacement after X-E2 anouncement in 2013 - almost 5 years ago! We are almost in 2018 and you still get from Fuji fixed LCD (Lol!), same smalish EVF with x0.62 magnification, same small and narrow eyepiece - a true "point-and-shot" style that does not protect your eye from back/side lighting, you got ditched 5 fn buttons incliding D-pad that are important for fast and direct access to features, you got ditched nice bounced pop-up flash (who will mounting every time this tiny external flash? it's useless), and you got touched LCD as base navigation that will slow shooting. and your nose will always be changing the settings. Joystick is a very nice feature but without D-Pad's buttons it does not help that much. It's clear Fuji changed target group with X-E3 and had not listened to X-E1/2 users voice who wanted different improvements. Same was with X30 that killed nice X-20 line. X-E3 kills X-E line.

You sure seem to be missing a lot of the new features the X-E3 has over the X-E2. Not sure why without d-pad doesn't help much. A quick swipe seems pretty easy to me.

Fuji went the route of a smaller camera which is great, and made the camera workflow of connecting to share photos much better, which is also great. For those who want articulated LCD, bigger EVF, d-pad- there's the Xt20.

Link | Posted on Sep 7, 2017 at 18:44 UTC
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