Photomonkey

Lives in United States CA, United States
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Joined on Oct 28, 2002

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akjos: Major downfall is ergonomics. While specs are impressive im really disappointed fuji didnt redesign the body of the camera. I had xt10 and xt1 and they just were not comfortable in hand. You cant make DSLRish style body ( again) and but same subpar front grip on same annoying as hell strap holder that constantly pokes you into your palm between thumb and index finger , same ( or very similar) thumb grip and worst of all put shutter button on the very top ... if as much thought went to body of the camera itself as did into its guts it would have been amazing.
Shutter button is in unnatural place just like first sony a7 series was. ON TOP where you need to constantly twist your wrist trying to reach it comfortably :/
Front grip needs to be beefier and shutter button more forward like panasonic gx8 sony a6000 or a7II etc.
I had lensmate thumbgrip thing on my xt1 and while it made it little better it was still quite uncomfortable to hold for longer periods of time = not enjoyable to shoot with.
Too bad as I loved the lenses....

It's interesting to remember that back in the AE-1 days every camera was a flat box. Ergonomics was not a thing.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 05:02 UTC
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SmilerGrogan: Fuji makes among the best lenses in the world, they are getting their video game together, and are rumored to be coming out with a medium format camera; what is stopping them from dominating the camera world? Nothing.
Look upon Fuji ye mighties, and despair.

@thx1138, a nice collection of lenses that is probably not replicated in more than a handful of owners globally.
Considering Canon has been at the SLR game that much longer than Fuji, I think that Fuji has an impressive collection of lenses with nary a stinker among them.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 05:01 UTC
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Kelvin L: I'll definitely get on board with a mirrorless system once decent perspective control / tilt-shift lenses start appearing for them. I think the only mirrorless with a kinda-native TS lens is the Canon EOS-M (with adapter).

Good to see Fujifilm acknowledging tilt-shift, even if it's low priority.

HCam TS adapter allows Canon and Nikon to be used on ML cameras. The Canon 11-24 zoom is featured but then we are talking real money.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 04:57 UTC
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CekariYH: Sony a7xx series of cameras and others that has WiFi has an app included for free that does this directly with your iOS/Android device.
https://www.playmemoriescameraapps.com/portal/
https://www.playmemoriescameraapps.com/portal/usbdetail.php?eid=IS9104-NPIA09014_00-F00002

Others will need this kind of solution with seems rather cheap and nice.

That is fine for you but I need the functionality that the CamRanger allows with control up to 80m in my experience.
My Panasonic app is very flaky and underspecified with features aimed at hobbyists wanting to post to FB immediately. I get it but I need more robust performance

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 18:35 UTC
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Denis of Whidbey Island: Tried this solution but gave up when it never worked on several Nikons. Choked on the price of the Camranger but it worked and facilitated my work.
Now I shoot Sony and the wifi is inbuilt, though the app is weak. Is there a good 3rd party app for Sony?

You hit the nails on their heads.
I use the CamRanger because, for the money, it is fully sorted and fully featured. With "freeware" you are SOL.
As for Sony and its built-in WiFi, it is similar to all the other manufacturers in their weak apps.
I also have issues with on-board WiFi as the antenna is a compromise and there is scant opportunity for upgrade and should the hardware fail you have no camera while it is being repaired.
Thom Hogan also observed that camera manufacturers are famous for using the slowest and cheapest hardware for data transfer and WiFi,

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 15:43 UTC
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CekariYH: Sony a7xx series of cameras and others that has WiFi has an app included for free that does this directly with your iOS/Android device.
https://www.playmemoriescameraapps.com/portal/
https://www.playmemoriescameraapps.com/portal/usbdetail.php?eid=IS9104-NPIA09014_00-F00002

Others will need this kind of solution with seems rather cheap and nice.

Built-in Wifi is a compromise and is further crippled by the usually poor apps bundled with them.

Link | Posted on Jul 13, 2016 at 15:38 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2209 comments in total)
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Emadn13: camera is so expensive,fuji lesnses are so expensive too
they cheat in iso chart but jpeg quality is good
but the cost for a apsc lineup is so funny
i dont think 1600$ pluse 2000$ glass is worthy for a apsc lineup
they should made FF like sony or they will be destroyed like olympus
for apsc users that begins the photography a6000 with 500$ or 1000$ a6300 can be better option,they can buy FF lenses and use FF camera too
they biuld good cameras and good lenses but in paper always lost

Sorry, but Jadot is still correct because he is speaking from experience while it seems the others are speaking from spec sheets and internet anecdote.
Many camera perform in splendid ways for photographers despite their "inferior" specifications. The Olympus Pen F is an example one such camera.

Preoccupation with specs and shallow DOF leads one inevitably to the PhaseOne 100MP MF camera. Hope you are happy there.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 23:38 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2209 comments in total)
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Emadn13: camera is so expensive,fuji lesnses are so expensive too
they cheat in iso chart but jpeg quality is good
but the cost for a apsc lineup is so funny
i dont think 1600$ pluse 2000$ glass is worthy for a apsc lineup
they should made FF like sony or they will be destroyed like olympus
for apsc users that begins the photography a6000 with 500$ or 1000$ a6300 can be better option,they can buy FF lenses and use FF camera too
they biuld good cameras and good lenses but in paper always lost

Jadot is correct.
The tiny differences between cameras and lenses is invisible on individual images.
In my work I switch between FF for high end architecture, m43 and 1 inch sensors for editorial and event imaging. At web sizes no one can tell what I used.
As for the fixation on maximum aperture shooting, the keeper rate at max aperture on fast FF glass is very low. Moreover it is a technique that is a current fashion with hobbyists who desperately want their cat photos not to look like phone photos.
The vast majority of images are captured at medium to small apertures. The choice of camera really comes down to how much you like using the camera. One that fights you is useless irrespective of the specs. Fuji has its adherents because it makes it easier and more fun to make photos.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 18:35 UTC
On article Sony announces FE 50mm F1.4 ZA prime lens (271 comments in total)
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FuhTeng: Yay! Another 50 mm lens! Just what E-mount's missing.

Sony hears "we want FAST lenses." That is why you got this lens.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 14:06 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 Review (2209 comments in total)
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Emadn13: camera is so expensive,fuji lesnses are so expensive too
they cheat in iso chart but jpeg quality is good
but the cost for a apsc lineup is so funny
i dont think 1600$ pluse 2000$ glass is worthy for a apsc lineup
they should made FF like sony or they will be destroyed like olympus
for apsc users that begins the photography a6000 with 500$ or 1000$ a6300 can be better option,they can buy FF lenses and use FF camera too
they biuld good cameras and good lenses but in paper always lost

Fuji lenses are very fairly priced for the premium lenses they are. Nikon and Canon are more expensive for similar glass and most of their designs are not as new as Fuji.

Link | Posted on Jul 11, 2016 at 00:01 UTC
On article Faster flagship: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T2 (121 comments in total)
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Scannews: Does the flash works on multiple shots or is it still one shot flask camera?????
If still it is, it should not be advertised for prosssssss, SHAME on those who do that, including (DPR)

Pros know how to use flash other than the manufacturers' TTL offering.
A pro choosing this camera is not too concerned about the flashes available from Fuji.
All they need is a hot shoe.
I would note Hasselblad and Phase do not offer flashes for their cameras.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 23:18 UTC
On article Faster flagship: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T2 (121 comments in total)
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Mike99999: Looks like a nice camera if you need APS-C and are 100% sure you will never switch to full frame.

Nevertheless, there is NO reason whatsoever why this camera should cost so much more than the Nikon D7200 or A6300.

It is the same tactic as Olympus: lock users into your crop lens system, and then jack up the prices of bodies to stratospheric levels.

theprehistorian- What were you shooting? I have to agree that these formats have their strengths and weaknesses.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 15:48 UTC
On article Faster flagship: Hands-on with the Fujifilm X-T2 (121 comments in total)
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Mike99999: Looks like a nice camera if you need APS-C and are 100% sure you will never switch to full frame.

Nevertheless, there is NO reason whatsoever why this camera should cost so much more than the Nikon D7200 or A6300.

It is the same tactic as Olympus: lock users into your crop lens system, and then jack up the prices of bodies to stratospheric levels.

Well of course there's the Nikon for you.
Fuji is positioning this as a premium camera while Nikon and Canon are commoditizing theirs.
As a long time FF user I have to say there is nothing to keep me here other than a 17TS-E. Weight and bulk are scarcely appealing.
The IQ is great but so is the IQ from my m4/3. My clients are using my work in magazines and on the web and there is nothing to choose between the two formats in those applications.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 15:17 UTC

Beautiful IQ aided and abetted by the lighting.
I looked at samples from the Canon 5DS and could not see a decent comparison.
It would be nice to see a side by side with the Hasselblad.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 04:06 UTC as 45th comment | 1 reply
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KonstantinosK: Wow, amazing detail at 100%. AAAAGHR! NOSE HAIR!

If the subject been any of the regular readers of DPR we would have also noticed the ear hair. ;)

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 03:56 UTC
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Leandros S: No wide open shots yet... move along...

Ming Thein has some WO samples and they are superb. Of course they are landscape shots and don't satisfy what I presume you are inquiring about.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 03:54 UTC
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capanikon: ... aaaaaand "full frame" just got it's ass handed to it. Permanently.

bob barber, 8x10 is for sissies. 11x14 is the lower end of manliness for format comparing. ;)

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 03:52 UTC
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stevo23: I'm liking this story. If only it were less expensive. But then, it's hand made in Sweden.

Nikon D5 $6500, Canon 1DxmkII $6000.
Lenses for them 70-200 2.8 $2100 (Canon)
24-70 2.8 Canon $1900
Not as high certainly but close enough that many can easily come up with the extra money. The pros certainly will.

An analogy: When looking for film scanners for my pro lab back in late 90's many recommended Nikon Coolscan based on specs. It looked good. Bought one and found that it did not perform anywhere near the level it claimed. Images were full of artifacts and it was terrible at analyzing color negatives. Nothing that could be derived from the specs.
Returned it and bought a Scitex for 10x the price. The quality was night and day. Even though the res was not as high, the images were instantly, visibly superior to the Nikon and were even superior to Imacon's flex tight scanner.
In the same way, Hasselblad cameras and images justify their price to the pro.
If you don't need unassailable quality then the Nikon is excellent.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2016 at 00:21 UTC
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Indohydra: I still do not understand why someone would choose this camera over any number of high end mirrorless full frame cameras already on the market. (i.e. Sony A7Rll, Canon, Nikon FF) The 50 MP in itself no longer seems compelling. What am I missing here? This is not like moving to mid format on film. The advantages are not there. No one has suggested that these images are capable of greater detail or range or ISO. Is there something about the larger frame size alone that is of interest to anyone here? How or why would you use it?

Your question presumes that specs tell the story. They don't.

The history of Hasselblad is built on sales to professionals. Early on Hasselblad realized the virtues of a modular camera system with leaf shutter lenses of exceptional quality. They were, and are, the choice of professionals who value the consistent adherence to quality image making.
This camera is making many scratch their heads because it is the first camera that actually brings a modern Hasselblad into the realm of relative affordability to non-professionals.
The leaf shutter lens system is the core of the system. If you don't care for the benefits of the leaf shutter for your work then this camera is not for you.

Kind of like saying the Subaru WRX is fast like a Porsche. Yes but the experiences are totally different.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 21:52 UTC
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djanrd01: My question is who is the target audience for this camera and what real innovation have they done? It seems to me that they've developed a camera for deep pocketed enthusiasts who want to claim that they have a small mirrorless camera with the biggest sensor in the industry. They tried to sell rebranded Sony cameras with with the only innovation being a new body and their name for thousands of dollars above what the cameras originally cost and were rightly crucified in the market place.

The real game changer here is leaf shutter lenses. Digital MF with LS lenses was stuck at $25k and up. Pentax introduced the modestly priced 645D/z and while excellent hardly moved the needle in the pro world because of the lack of leaf shutter lenses.
Hasselblad gets it. Their customers get it. Photographers who understand flash get it. Now the price of admission to a pro camera with a feature unavailable to any Nikon or Canon has come down to a level that many people can now consider realistically.

Link | Posted on Jun 27, 2016 at 21:37 UTC
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