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Street_Photography

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On article Fujifilm X-E4 review: small size, big image quality (714 comments in total)
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physics52: IMHO, the X-E2S was the best of the X-E series for its ergonomics and control points. Too bad Fujifilm keeps trying to fix a design that was doing just fine. I still have the X-E2s (along with Xpro-1 and 2). I'll keep it despite the aging sensor. It does well enough for just about anything (except video of course).

Most similar camera to the XE2 and XE2S is the XT20. It ticks all the boxes except a left EVF. But may still get this XE4 and hope it can be made useable with grips and hopefully can get used to the lack of controls. Exposure Compensation is the biggest one for me which it has kept.

Otherwise may have tried the XS10, but that has too may negatives. I do like the idea of having 4 custom settings on a dial though.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2021 at 06:59 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E4 review: small size, big image quality (714 comments in total)
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yukosteel: Not sure why Fuji X-E4 has a misleading "smallest X-mount camera on the market" title - it's noticeably larger than Fuji X-M1 and all Fuji X-A series cameras.

Speaking of how that size feels in real use in comparison, Fuji X-E2s looks smaller than X-E4 due to more slim profile. Personally I like both cameras and using them actively.

Also Fuji X-E4 feels like a just open rectangular brick of soap, and Fuji X-E3 in comparison is like same brick of soap after some use resulting to more curved edges and smaller overall volume.

Just saying, don't let that millimeter measurements fool you. Actual in use size of Fuji X-E4 feels bigger than previous two models of this line. So all minimalism justifications connected to "smaller" size make no big sense with Fuji X-E4.

Agreed. Fujifilm have carried out misleading advertising with this camera and the new lens. Various APSC caneras are smaller and lighter. And nearly all APSC lenses are faster focusing and quieter.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2021 at 06:41 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E4 review: small size, big image quality (714 comments in total)
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andyus08: I have X-E4 as my 1st Fuji camera and I love it. For some people, it's a step back from X series. Many also complaint about lacking of buttons here and there, but you gotta learn to adapt. If you already owned X-E3 or previous versions, you may not need to upgrade. Well, I've been shooting with X-E4, and even used it as second camera in a recent wedding.

Me too, except for the focus dial. I turn many buttons to None on my XE2, not sure if that was an option on the 1.

Link | Posted on Apr 11, 2021 at 06:30 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T20 Review (391 comments in total)
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badi: One thing that seems to be missing from the review, is the limitation in view modes (combination of viewfinder + LCD):

The T2 and E3 have the "Eye sensor + LCD image preview display" option, which gives a very smooth experience: when you take an image you don't automatically review it in the viewfinder, you only review it if you take the camera away from your eye and look to the viewfinder.

In the T20 this option is not present (considering that the E3 has it, it shows that Fuji just didn't want to put it in the T20), so you are stuck with the last image shot being displayed in the EVF until you half press the shutter.

Maybe it's not a big deal for many, but I just hate this behavior, and seeing how the T2 & E3 behave in this mode (omitted from the T20) just made me give up on the camera on the last second.

Actually, just realized that will be when you turn image review on only. I never have that on so it won't be an issue.

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2021 at 06:11 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T20 Review (391 comments in total)
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badi: One thing that seems to be missing from the review, is the limitation in view modes (combination of viewfinder + LCD):

The T2 and E3 have the "Eye sensor + LCD image preview display" option, which gives a very smooth experience: when you take an image you don't automatically review it in the viewfinder, you only review it if you take the camera away from your eye and look to the viewfinder.

In the T20 this option is not present (considering that the E3 has it, it shows that Fuji just didn't want to put it in the T20), so you are stuck with the last image shot being displayed in the EVF until you half press the shutter.

Maybe it's not a big deal for many, but I just hate this behavior, and seeing how the T2 & E3 behave in this mode (omitted from the T20) just made me give up on the camera on the last second.

Wow, thanks for mentioning this. That would drive me crazy. You saved me making a mistake. Cheers ๐Ÿ‘

Link | Posted on Apr 10, 2021 at 05:07 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF10 review (414 comments in total)
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dragonmeer: Unfortunately, most misunderstood camera on the market. As a great tool for street shooting, you would rarely rely on AF. Built in tools for zone focusing are actually better then on GR. Enough controls (I was surprised when I found another dial around shutter button and stunning photo quality. Only downside? Missing Acros profile, and btw when focus area is sized down it doesn't miss a focus. GR simply doesn't worth double the price, no way

Missing Acros might be the dealbreaker for me. If I were to buy a 24MP Fuji I would use in-camera red Acros and set raws to default to Classic Negative in LR. Not even sure Bayer sensors can take advantage of the C1 and LR hacks to get all film sims.

Fuji insist Acros only works on certain sensors so I haven't really tried adding it in C1 or LR to cameras that don't have it.

Will probably just wait and see if they ever do an X80 for the latest film sims and a flip screen, which would make up for no EVF. I have a phone case which gets it pretty close to feeling like a compact camera, so that extra feature will set it apart.

Link | Posted on Mar 30, 2021 at 04:48 UTC
On article Gallery update: Fujifilm XF 27mm F2.8 R WR (64 comments in total)
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zakaria: This lens is must have for street photographers. With xe3 it will be perfect matching. Regarding the gallery it shows for my eye a nervous focus on some pictures. Maybe I am wrong.

I have noticed a nervous bokeh with my mark 1 version occasionally. Was hoping it was down to the focusing but the mark 2 is much more accurate i.e. it doesn't hunt a bit like the first one. It's not a deal breaker though.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2021 at 19:58 UTC
On article Gallery update: Fujifilm XF 27mm F2.8 R WR (64 comments in total)
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lexvo: This is the lens which makes me take my camera with me more often, and I've collected some great shots that I otherwise wouldn't have. What more can I say?

Same here, I can carry it all day on an XE and barely notice the weight. This lens is why I haven't bothered getting a phone with a good camera.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2021 at 19:55 UTC
On article Gallery update: Fujifilm XF 27mm F2.8 R WR (64 comments in total)
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CaPi: Great Gallery.

I own the MK I. Should one upgrade?
The aperture ring looks enticing

I am almost definitely upgrading for the aperture ring and lock button, WR, hood, and possibly better IQ. Plus it might be available cheaper split from kits. But this will mean the first version won't be worth much to sell.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2021 at 19:53 UTC
On article Gallery update: Fujifilm XF 27mm F2.8 R WR (64 comments in total)
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Robert Garcia NYC: Is it all possible to take like 2 portraits pics in galleries.

Where did you see the IQ is unchanged? I am wondering if that is a rumor which has caught on because it has the same optical design (maybe the glass/coatings are higher quality). Not mentioned in the official press release https://www.fujifilm.com/news/n210127_04.html and the first comparison on YouTube shows the new version being sharper, which could just be copy variation of course.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2021 at 19:49 UTC
On article Gallery update: Fujifilm XF 27mm F2.8 R WR (64 comments in total)
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LAOGUN: Spending $400+ to buy the fix 27mm/F2.8 lens?! You are burning your money.

Why is it burning money? It is optically superior to the $450 23mm f2 (CA) and more feature rich with the aperture lock. Plus it's cheaper than the first version and still tiny. On an XE it is a fantastic lightweight option in between the two most popular focal lengths. It will definitely be a best seller.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2021 at 19:42 UTC
On article Gallery update: Fujifilm XF 27mm F2.8 R WR (64 comments in total)
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kierenlon: I wish they would make a cheap one circa £150 ($170?) like the canon / Nikon 50mm or Nikon's old APS-C 35mm F1.8G

Higher end, I have the 23 & 35mm F1.4. small & very light would be great.

It won't cost too much more than that when people start splitting it from kits on ebay ๐Ÿ˜‰ maybe £200.

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2021 at 19:36 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 27mm F2.8 pre-production sample gallery (6 comments in total)

Same old focus mechanism, but is it a bit faster? Fujifilm saying it's silent and quick isn't convincing. Optics are fine, no CA like the 23 f2.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2021 at 18:33 UTC as 1st comment
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XeroJay: Oh jeez, at what point in the process of trying to make your iPhone more like a camera do you just stop and buy a real bloody camera?

This is for when you don't want to carry your camera. It's still good without the big grip. Really amazing case. I am baffled more people aren't buying it as everyone uses a case for their phone anyway. It's on sale for an amazing price at the moment too.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2021 at 18:11 UTC
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DarnGoodPhotos: People forget that the iPhone does have a physical shutter button, either of the volume buttons trigger the shutter.

It's nowhere near as good as using this amazing value device.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2021 at 18:08 UTC

Just got one for iPhone XS. It is amazing and a crazy bargain at the moment. If you have an X or XS or XS Max you should 100% order this immediately. I hope they make more with mechanical shutters as it transforms my phone into a Ricoh GR "Lite". Perfect when I don't want to take my camera but may want to take photos.

This thing with has better ergonomics than nearly all compact cameras and costs a tiny fraction of the price. 100% recommended.

Link | Posted on Feb 4, 2021 at 18:07 UTC as 3rd comment
On article Fujifilm X-E4 review: small size, big image quality (714 comments in total)
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Swerky: A flat minimalist looking fashion statement. But if you want better ergonomics, you gotta shell out at least an extra 120$ between hand and thumb grip. And an even tinier evf then the one on the X-E3. Good work Fuji.

And now a firmware update giving raw for the crop modes. If getting accessories and already have a Fuji the XE4 is a pointless turd ๐Ÿ’ฉ imho

Link | Posted on Jan 28, 2021 at 21:19 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E4 review: small size, big image quality (714 comments in total)
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Swerky: A flat minimalist looking fashion statement. But if you want better ergonomics, you gotta shell out at least an extra 120$ between hand and thumb grip. And an even tinier evf then the one on the X-E3. Good work Fuji.

It's a rip off compared to the stunning X100V for a bit more.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2021 at 15:35 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E4 review: small size, big image quality (714 comments in total)

This camera is a toilet.

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2021 at 15:28 UTC as 191st comment | 4 replies
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MinAZ: This lens will have the same field of view and almost as good image quality as your cell phone.

No good for street as it is unsharp on subjects nearer than 3 meters. Could use for horrific cityscapes and abysmal landscapes ๐Ÿ˜…

Link | Posted on Nov 15, 2020 at 22:00 UTC
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