Pixnat2

Pixnat2

Lives in Switzerland Switzerland
Works as a Geographer / Urban Planner
Has a website at http://www.azurphoto.com/
Joined on Feb 22, 2007

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Pixnat2: Last year, Fuji had all the ingredients to do well :

- a significant sensor and IQ upgrade
- a significant AF uprgrade
- inclusion of 4K video
- a new line of affordable f/2 key primes
- the new and very desirable GFX line

Besides, they have two big advandages :

- a very strong lens lineup, with nearly no weakness
- the best camera support on the market, with free upgrades based on customers needs.

Fuji did understand that today, customers do not only need products, but need product "experience". I hope they will go on this way.

I didn't meant so. It's an advantage "per se", meaning that that the photographer who chose Fuji can be confident about the quality of all their lenses (in m4/3 and FF, you got HQ lenses, but junk lenses too). It's only one piece - but a strong one - of the puzzle that makes Fuji a successful system

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 17:15 UTC
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Pixnat2: Last year, Fuji had all the ingredients to do well :

- a significant sensor and IQ upgrade
- a significant AF uprgrade
- inclusion of 4K video
- a new line of affordable f/2 key primes
- the new and very desirable GFX line

Besides, they have two big advandages :

- a very strong lens lineup, with nearly no weakness
- the best camera support on the market, with free upgrades based on customers needs.

Fuji did understand that today, customers do not only need products, but need product "experience". I hope they will go on this way.

@Dr Blackjack
My meaning was that the "existant" XF lens lineup is exceptional for optical qualities (except maybe the 18 and 18-135) and built.
Of course, it's not yet complete, especially in the macro and telephoto segments.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 13:53 UTC
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Pixnat2: Last year, Fuji had all the ingredients to do well :

- a significant sensor and IQ upgrade
- a significant AF uprgrade
- inclusion of 4K video
- a new line of affordable f/2 key primes
- the new and very desirable GFX line

Besides, they have two big advandages :

- a very strong lens lineup, with nearly no weakness
- the best camera support on the market, with free upgrades based on customers needs.

Fuji did understand that today, customers do not only need products, but need product "experience". I hope they will go on this way.

@virtualreality
You can use the first 5 points with every lens lineup of every brand.
The last two have nothing to see with Fuji lenses, but with the system.
No lens lineup is perfect, but Fuji's closer than some other brands. And contrary to a common internet myth, they aren't more expensive than other brands.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 12:11 UTC
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Pixnat2: Last year, Fuji had all the ingredients to do well :

- a significant sensor and IQ upgrade
- a significant AF uprgrade
- inclusion of 4K video
- a new line of affordable f/2 key primes
- the new and very desirable GFX line

Besides, they have two big advandages :

- a very strong lens lineup, with nearly no weakness
- the best camera support on the market, with free upgrades based on customers needs.

Fuji did understand that today, customers do not only need products, but need product "experience". I hope they will go on this way.

@NicoPCC
Sure, they could put everything in the first place and make no upgrades.
But this would be a very bad strategy in terms of user "experience".

Today, customers have a feeling of "obsolescence" when their product is 6 months old (it's crazy IMHO).

Releasing periodic upgrades extend the product's life, postpone the obsolescence feeling, and improve user experience. Fuji got it right, IMHO.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 09:08 UTC

Last year, Fuji had all the ingredients to do well :

- a significant sensor and IQ upgrade
- a significant AF uprgrade
- inclusion of 4K video
- a new line of affordable f/2 key primes
- the new and very desirable GFX line

Besides, they have two big advandages :

- a very strong lens lineup, with nearly no weakness
- the best camera support on the market, with free upgrades based on customers needs.

Fuji did understand that today, customers do not only need products, but need product "experience". I hope they will go on this way.

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2017 at 07:19 UTC as 20th comment | 11 replies
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Pixnat2: Very nice pictures with those gorgeous Olympus colours.
The lens seems excellent, a great addition to the m4/3 stable.

Marie,
All brands provide specific color signatures in their JPEG processing.
Think RAW as a negative and JPEG as the developped picture. Before digital, we had films that gave specific color signatures (Kodak Gold, Kodakchrome, Provia, Astia, etc.) In digital photography, JPEGS have replaced those films.
There are fans of Olympus, Fuji or Canon JPEGS, like there were some fans of Provia and Kodachrome before.

The new thing with digital is that if you shoot RAW, you will be able to emulate nearly every color signature with the right software.

Anyway, some brands like Olympus, Fuji or Canon are reputed for their JPEGS processing.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 15:11 UTC

Very nice pictures with those gorgeous Olympus colours.
The lens seems excellent, a great addition to the m4/3 stable.

Link | Posted on Apr 19, 2017 at 12:07 UTC as 6th comment | 4 replies
On article Nikon announces midrange D7500 DSLR (396 comments in total)
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Pixnat2: I don't understand why people want "innovation" so much?

If your goal is to take pictures (it's mine anyway), the D7500 seems an awesome camera, with an impressive feature set, at a very competitive price.

What else?

Innovation has a high R&D cost. Once a company has made an innovation, they must capitalize it to be profitable.

A camera company that innovates for each new model doesn't exist. It would be the best way to banckruptcy.

The D7500 is exactly this : a capitalization of the D500 innovations, at an interesting price for the amateur/enthusiast customer.

Luckily, it doesn't prevent it to be a darn fine camera.

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 07:24 UTC
On article Nikon announces midrange D7500 DSLR (396 comments in total)
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marc petzold: Way nice, a true Upgrade for the D7200. But, the only drawback - why only ONE SD Card Slot?! We've had two, into the D7000, D7100 & D7200 - and now a Single Card Slot again into the D7500...oh my...

Honestly, I don't mind it at all.
It's nice to have, but it's no problem not to have it.

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 08:42 UTC
On article Nikon announces midrange D7500 DSLR (396 comments in total)

I don't understand why people want "innovation" so much?

If your goal is to take pictures (it's mine anyway), the D7500 seems an awesome camera, with an impressive feature set, at a very competitive price.

What else?

Link | Posted on Apr 12, 2017 at 08:21 UTC as 75th comment | 9 replies

If I had to choose one focal lenght, it would be 35mm, so the Fuji 23mm f/1.4.
But if I had to choose one lens, it would be the Nikon 24-120mm f/4 :-)

Link | Posted on Mar 27, 2017 at 13:14 UTC as 199th comment

A focal length-dependent minimum shutter speed in Auto-ISO, at least!
Brilliant and immensely useful, thanks Fuji!

Link | Posted on Mar 23, 2017 at 08:19 UTC as 52nd comment
On article Fujifilm X-T20 sample gallery (127 comments in total)

Very nice gallery, with a great diversity of subjects.
As a sidenote, it shows how good is the 18-55 f/2.8-4 in the hands of skilled photographers.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2017 at 09:46 UTC as 34th comment | 1 reply

Your decision of travelling with only a 50mm was somewhat spartan, but looking at your gallery, it was a great choice :-).
The pictures are nice and well composed, congrats, you did it very well.

Link | Posted on Jan 26, 2017 at 13:13 UTC as 132nd comment | 1 reply
On article Throwback Thursday: Olympus C-3040 Zoom (121 comments in total)

This was my first digital camera, back in 2000.
I took thousands of pictures of my kids with it, and made many printed family albums that still look great now.
The lens was pretty sharp, and colours were excellent.
I gave it to my bother in law many years ago, when he started to learn photography.
Great souvenirs, thanks!
:-)

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2016 at 17:27 UTC as 46th comment
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Pixnat2: Not a bad lens, pretty good for a superzoom actually. But it's still a superzoom, with all its optical compromises, and an expensive one!
Those who prioritze image quality vs range will be better served with the 12-40 f/2.8, which sells cheaper (m4/3 is the only system where the f/2.8 standard zoom is cheaper than the f/4 travel superzoom!)
The Panasonic 12-60 f/2.8-4 is promising too on paper.

You're right. For video, it's a really great lens.
Olympus don't advertise it like that, but I'm pretty sure they had video in mind when designing it ;-)

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 17:28 UTC

Not a bad lens, pretty good for a superzoom actually. But it's still a superzoom, with all its optical compromises, and an expensive one!
Those who prioritze image quality vs range will be better served with the 12-40 f/2.8, which sells cheaper (m4/3 is the only system where the f/2.8 standard zoom is cheaper than the f/4 travel superzoom!)
The Panasonic 12-60 f/2.8-4 is promising too on paper.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 12:07 UTC as 26th comment | 6 replies

On more attempt to supply Big Data.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 09:05 UTC as 13th comment
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (710 comments in total)
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Pixnat2: The best m4/3 systems IQ in a 300$ camera.
What elses?

@eno2
Between bold marketing statements and reality, there's often a difference.
It will be interesting to see how they compare once they are available.

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 08:12 UTC
On article New kid on the block: YI M1 review (710 comments in total)

The best m4/3 systems IQ in a 300$ camera.
What elses?

Link | Posted on Sep 22, 2016 at 07:35 UTC as 148th comment | 3 replies
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