Clint Dunn

Lives in Canada Vancouver, Canada
Joined on Dec 2, 2008

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On article Fotodiox Pro launches five GFX lens adapters (80 comments in total)
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villagranvicent: What would be the point to use FF lenses with a medium format body? The same thing as when using APS lenses in FF cameras, you have to crop.

Well...if you dropped a pile of money on a GFX and say one lens.....this would give you the option to use some of your existing FF glass. Yes, it isn't ideal but a cropped image from the GFX would still be higher resolution then say a FF 24MP camera. It's a stop gap until you can A) afford more Fuji glass and/or B) Fuji releases more lenses.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2017 at 23:30 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR sample gallery (285 comments in total)
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Contra Mundum: It's not a bad lens, just soft, suffers from spherical and chromatic aberrations. But why is it priced so high? An optically better Canon EF-M 22/2 retails for $249, and was often available for $100 grey market.

A Canon M camera...hahahahahahahahahahaha. Sorry, what were you saying??

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 23:55 UTC
On article Fujifilm XF 23mm F2 R WR sample gallery (285 comments in total)
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ttran88: I'll just stick to my 18-55mm "kit" lens. Perfect size, build, OIS, good optics (if you get a good copy).

Yes, all of those things and 'slow'.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2017 at 23:52 UTC

...and I have a bridge for sale.

Link | Posted on Feb 7, 2017 at 23:36 UTC as 23rd comment
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Raptor117: The original X100 was still the best with its Bayer sensor. I loved it!
After that I bought the X-E1 and X-E2 with a bunch of Fuji's great lenses.
However the X-Trans sensor brought so many issues for me I couldn't cope with. I tried other sharpening settings in Lightroom and other RAW converters but it was futile.
My landscape photos with foliage, grass and anything that was green with fine details were either mushy, had that infamous water colour effect or worm shaped artefacts.
My hope is that Fuji will drop X-Trans in the near future and introduce back the Bayer sensors.
Perhaps with the GFX and its Bayer sensor gaining traction in the industry they will rethink their strategy and get back to Bayer sensor... *fingers crossed*

I would like to see one photo where XTrans 'ruined' the shot. I owned an X-Pro1 for 3 years and the output was great. The whole XTrans RAW conversion thing was completely exaggerated in my opinion.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2017 at 18:22 UTC
On article Fujifilm X100F pre-production sample gallery (235 comments in total)
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Mateus1: All f/2 portraits shows how soft this Fuji lens is, useless if you print large.
This has been the only reason I resigned from buying X-100x because I shot a lot using f2. Bigest dissapointmet for me Fuji has not improved the lens in X-100F...

It's a $1300 camera with an APS-C sized sensor.....how much performance do you expect from the lens?? Put another way....it sounds like you expect Leica Summicron performance tossed in with the bigger sensor and camera all for $1300. A Leica Summicron sells for $3000. Even the Zeiss Biogon 35mm f/2 (just as good as the Summicron IMO) sells for $1100.

Link | Posted on Jan 24, 2017 at 00:17 UTC
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Josh Leavitt: Looks awesome. But with an entry level full frame like the D610 retailing for $1100 brand new right now - it's kind of difficult to justify paying $5k more for a one stop advantage. I know, I know, they're in different leagues; but I can't help but get the feeling that Nikon, Canon, and Sony are going to respond aggressively with price cuts for current full frames. Not that I'm complaining, the consumer always wins with intense manufacturer competition :)

If you think medium format is just about a 'one stop advantage' then you don't understand medium format.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 16:25 UTC
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sportyaccordy: I tell you hwut.... I'd rather drop $6500 on this than a 1DX2 or D5. Different strokes for different folks guys

Sure...if you shoot sports or you're a birder. Others will spend $6500 on the new Leica M10. However.....those of us that want the ultimate in image quality for $6500 will buy a GFX.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 16:13 UTC
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brycesteiner: It looks interesting but to me it seems there would be real problems with soft corners and vignetting with how close the corners are to the mount. The rear element would have to cover it mostly and I'm not sure how it would if the lens is built fairly heavy.

Flange distance is only an issue if you are using lenses and a sensor that aren't designed for it. My Leica M240 as an example gives me amazing results with my Leica 21mm and Voigtlander 15mm....better then I ever got when I shot Canon with L series glass.

Besides...didn't you read Fuji's advertising:)
'Taking advantage of the mirrorless system’s structure, the G Mount has a short flange back distance of just 26.7mm that reduces the back focus distance as much as possible. This prevents vignetting and achieves edge-to-edge sharpness. All FUJINON GF Lenses have been designed to support sensors of over 100MP.'

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 16:10 UTC
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WookieLala: No DOF equivalence debate for this camera? Oh yeah, this is reserved for MFT gear only, not APS-C (for obscure reasons).

Let me start: this camera + the 63mm f/2.8 gives the same angle of view and DOF as FF + 50mm f/2.2 (0.79 crop factor). I can buy a 5dsr + 50mm f/1.2 for much less money, similar pixel count and more DOF. The Canon combination will necessarily be better as photography is only about pixel count and DOF.

I'm sure Fuji will release faster lenses down the road...they did with the X series. Anyway...I know your post was tongue in cheek but I would take the increased DR and pixel quality of the GFX over a Canon 5DS any day of the week.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 16:05 UTC
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User3397642960: Flash sync at 1/125? Disappointing.

They are selling an adapter for $600 that will allow you to use Hasselblad HC leaf shutter lenses.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 16:03 UTC
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Mateus1: Lack aperture ring on lenses for best Fuji cam?

Big suprice.

What are you talking about they have aperture rings on the lenses.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 16:03 UTC
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Petroglyph: I like what releasing cameras such as this does to the rest of the industry. Though I never expect to own such a camera, I could benefit from trickle down camera-nomics. Now Pentax might respond by releasing the rumored Z II with the 54X40 100MP crop-1.0 medium format sensor (at the old Z price) and a bunch of faster DFA645 lenses. The new Z price should fall 1 or 2 grand. K1 MkII gets released with 42MP BSI sensor and advanced motion pixel shift high-rez mode. Sony responds by cutting the price of A6500 by 1/2. Now we're getting closer to my territory. :^) Dream on.

I agree...a $6500 medium format Fuji HAS top effect pricing on other cameras. Put it this way...if you're a wealthy amateur that isn't invested in a system yet and you saw the announcement for the Leica M10 yesterday for $6500 or this medium format Fuji for the same amount of money....which way would you go???

I own an M240 but if this Fuji would have been available (2) years ago I would have bought the GFX in a heartbeat.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 16:01 UTC
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Clint Dunn: 'Newly developed 24mp sensor'....yeah right. How about Leica Q/SL sensor with customized microlenses for the M. In other words....nothing new here.

Yes...that is an improvement for sure. That said, I've rarely (once) ran into banding issues with my M240.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 15:56 UTC
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Charles2: Leica makes great lenses, and fortunately, you can get and use them in a reasonable wide-angle to short-telephoto range of focal lengths on the APS-C Fuji X-Pro 2. Thanks to the buyers of Leica cameras who provide funds so the company can develop its lenses.

If you think your Leica lenses are good on your X-Pro then you are missing half the experience and/or easily impressed. For starters it's not a FF sensor....but more importantly rangefinder glass does not perform as well on Sony or Fuji mirrorless cameras.

Only Leica has customized microlenses on the sensor to perform properly with M mount lenses....and even Leica's own SL does not perform as well as the M cameras with M mount glass. Google it.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 00:06 UTC

'Newly developed 24mp sensor'....yeah right. How about Leica Q/SL sensor with customized microlenses for the M. In other words....nothing new here.

Link | Posted on Jan 19, 2017 at 00:01 UTC as 161st comment | 3 replies
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mick232: What is the Leica effect? Expensive camera so the picture must be good?

Jokes like yours are a dime a dozen. Actually I used to be just like you and made many of the same jokes...and then I bought a Leica M8. I'm now using an M240 but all i can say is the build quality, fit and finish and amazing rangefinder glass make for an amazing experience. I've owned all kinds of DSLR's including 1 series from Canon and there's just something about a Leica!

All that said....the M10 is overpriced. We're in a new era now that Fuji is releasing the medium format GFX for $6500. My personal opinion is the M10 should be no more then $5k.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 23:56 UTC
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Nick Brundle - Photography: Absolute madness that this costs $6.595.00

@Poweruser - A medium format Fuji GFX is $6500.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 23:52 UTC
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Loro Husk: Well, i guess my Sony A7 gives me everything (and more) this Leica could give me, at 1/7th of the price. But yeah, it's not a Leica.

Nice review though ;)

I don't expect anything but excellence from the Fuji lenses for the GFX. They are designed specifically with the sensor in mind and Fuji has a long history of making great lenses including lenses for others like Hasselblad.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 23:51 UTC
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Loro Husk: Well, i guess my Sony A7 gives me everything (and more) this Leica could give me, at 1/7th of the price. But yeah, it's not a Leica.

Nice review though ;)

Yeah agreed....but as you know lossy RAW was rectified on the newer A7II/A7Rii and as you already stated the Batis/Loxia are excellent lenses. Still, I love the build quality and craftsmanship of my M240.

That said I doubt I will buy another M unless Leica either really drops the price or innovates. $6600 for an M10 makes zero sense when you can buy a Fuji GFX for the same amount of money. Different types of camera I know but identical release dates and price make the two an obvious comparison....especially when the Fuji will be superior in every way as it refers to image quality.

Link | Posted on Jan 18, 2017 at 21:39 UTC
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