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corleve: Fuji has lost it's identity with the release of this camera. As an xpro2 owner, all I wanted was an updated USB-C port, Bluetooth LE, the new colour options and profiles are nice, new bigger EVF/OVF and the ability to charge via USB and I would've been more than happy to pay handsomely for that upgrade. This is Fuji just trying to be some edgy millennial hipster, trying to be different for different's sake and sure there will be people who will buy it but it won't be as many people who bought the Xpro2.

I (and nearly every Xpro2 owner I know) agree with you.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2019 at 08:33 UTC
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RStyga: Fuji Fuji... what on earth is this LCD design about? My oh my.... Waist-level shooting but no up-high-level shooting? I suspect an engineering dead-end and turn to marketing dept for an excuse...

The one you were presumably responding to in the first place.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2019 at 21:40 UTC
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RStyga: Fuji Fuji... what on earth is this LCD design about? My oh my.... Waist-level shooting but no up-high-level shooting? I suspect an engineering dead-end and turn to marketing dept for an excuse...

@Foskito

Thankyou for proving my point.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2019 at 19:05 UTC
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RStyga: Fuji Fuji... what on earth is this LCD design about? My oh my.... Waist-level shooting but no up-high-level shooting? I suspect an engineering dead-end and turn to marketing dept for an excuse...

Yeah, they discounted a guy who has used a Pro1 and Pro2 as his main cameras for nearly 7 years.

If it has any appeal, it's for those who already have a main camera and $2000 to spend on a fashion accessory, because it's no longer usable as a general purpose camera and the OVF is less usable than the Xpro2, so it's not even as good for street photography.

It's a retro-cool fashion statement with added bling. That's it. If it's a raging success, I will be amazed.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2019 at 17:23 UTC

Perhaps the prefix 'Pre' for 'Pretentious' would be more appropriate. It would certainly apply to Fuji's latest model. The X-Pre3.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2019 at 09:52 UTC as 118th comment | 4 replies
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RStyga: Fuji Fuji... what on earth is this LCD design about? My oh my.... Waist-level shooting but no up-high-level shooting? I suspect an engineering dead-end and turn to marketing dept for an excuse...

I buy a camera to take pictures - not because of 'experience' or 'heritage' whatever that is. It's not a rangefinder, and never was. It just looks like one.

I bought the Xpro for the OVF. Now they crippled the OVF and the LCD, so how much Cool-ade do I have to drink to make out that this is a brilliant idea?

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2019 at 00:00 UTC
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RStyga: Fuji Fuji... what on earth is this LCD design about? My oh my.... Waist-level shooting but no up-high-level shooting? I suspect an engineering dead-end and turn to marketing dept for an excuse...

@Duncan M

I was the target audience for the Xpro2, but this camera in no way replaces it. They have removed the adjustable framelines in the OVF and made it almost unusable with a tripod. That plus a substantial price hike for some useless titanium parts and they have reduced the Xpro series from being unique - but usable as an all-round camera when required - to making it a trendy hipster camera for Leica wannabes.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2019 at 10:42 UTC
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LiangMing: My friend bought a brand new D500 (not the cheap D600), used for only 3 time, then the famous 'ERR' showed on the LCD screen with no error code.

She brought back to the store and the service guy checked and said there was mis-alignment of the camera's lens mount, that keep breaking the contacts with the lens. She returned the brand new D500.

I had many Canon cameras and never hear of such thing. Is Nikon the only company having such bad quality problem?

I know many Canon users who have had their own share of camera and lens problems - like 5Ds with mirrors that fell off. It's common to all vendors. Stick around long enough and buy enough kit and you will find a lemon or two.

Link | Posted on Jul 18, 2019 at 19:35 UTC
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tko: What have they learned? What was the pass/fall criteria? How do they indeed to translate this to the real world? The heaviest drone that consumers might use is 3 pounds. They tested up to 6.5 pounds. There are NO 6.5 lb prosumer drones, only $20,000 professional ones.

A goose can weigh up to 14 pounds. Fly higher and faster. And there are more of them. Do you see planes avoiding Canadian airports because of fear of goose strikes?

I think we already knew that if you throw objects hard enough they can damage something, but the so called scientist seemed shocked by his findings. High school students could do better in a science fair project.

Seems like a bunch of guys playing and looking for attention, but with zero useful results.

Well, you don't know what the test was, do you? Do you think bird strike tests are conducted on real aircraft in flight?

Using an aircraft grade aluminium panel and a 500 MPH impact would seem like a reasonable test. It's how they test for other kinds of impact damage.

As for the difference between a soft mushy goose and a drone, I would have thought that was obvious. What would do more damage? A tungsten tipped bullet or a rubber one at the same velocity?

Or, in the case of an engine strike, try dropping a chicken bone and a teaspoon into the waste disposal.

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2019 at 17:18 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Hasselblad X1D II 50C (136 comments in total)
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57even: "Now the rear screen can be used as a touch pad to direct the AF area while our eye is to the viewfinder. This also is a massive improvement, and the system works quickly, smoothly and predictably."

Only for left eye shooters (judging by the photo).

And no one can make me, either.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2019 at 15:51 UTC
On article Hands-on with the Hasselblad X1D II 50C (136 comments in total)

"Now the rear screen can be used as a touch pad to direct the AF area while our eye is to the viewfinder. This also is a massive improvement, and the system works quickly, smoothly and predictably."

Only for left eye shooters (judging by the photo).

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2019 at 14:40 UTC as 22nd comment | 5 replies
On article Fujifilm GFX 100 review (899 comments in total)
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madhav56: I am not very impressed with the photographs taken with this camera. I downloaded the tenth one (JPEG is 72 MB) which is a night shot with two lighted cruise yachts in it. It is at ISO 4000, 1/30 Sec and f /2.8. There is lack of clarity and image is noisy as well.
I expected better performance from this camera for these type of shots, specially when its low ISO must be 6400 (equal to that for GFX 50).

A 100 MP camera viewed at 100% will not have the pixel sharpness of a 50MP camera viewed at 100%. But view both images at the same size, and the difference will be obvious.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2019 at 08:38 UTC
On article Fujifilm GFX 100 review (899 comments in total)
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Mammolo02: With the Fuji GFX100 and even more so with the Panasonic S1R in high-res mode (190Mpixel) the range of "good" apertures starts becoming rather narrow. Closing down, respectively, to more than f/5.4 and f/4 (give or take) one gets into diffraction limited territory pretty fast.

@mosc

Out of date, yes. But we are some way off diffraction limits in the colour channels.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2019 at 20:27 UTC
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c h u n k: I honestly feel bad for people that cheer for or against tech brands. I cant imagine how dismal that existence must be. People seriously get excited about a multi billion $ company having x sales performance and literally root for the failure of its multi biliion corp.competition. lol. Can one of you fan boys explain to me why you get emotional and see yourself "on the team". I'm genuinely intrigued.

@Chunk

I could not agree more. Not only could I care less what cameras other people own, or what brands they subscribe to, I don't care what they think of my choices. Don't give a gnats testicles. I like what works, for me.

What comes out a lot in fan posts for one brand or another is a deep-seated choice anxiety. They cannot stand to think they made the wrong choice, and will go to any lengths, and be very defensive, when it's questioned. Which means they actually have absolutely no confidence in their decision whatsoever.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2019 at 23:11 UTC
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c h u n k: I honestly feel bad for people that cheer for or against tech brands. I cant imagine how dismal that existence must be. People seriously get excited about a multi billion $ company having x sales performance and literally root for the failure of its multi biliion corp.competition. lol. Can one of you fan boys explain to me why you get emotional and see yourself "on the team". I'm genuinely intrigued.

First thing I do with a new camera is buy an unbranded strap and tape over the logo. They got my money, they don't get free advertising or shilling services. For that they pay me ;-)

I think guys around here actually get teeshirts and everything.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2019 at 02:11 UTC
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Johans81: Good for sony.. But when ir comes to milcs canon share im japan last year was like 32 procent of the marker, olympus came in second with 22

Smaller formats still dominate the market. Hardly a surprise given the relative system costs (as opposed to body only).

Link | Posted on May 4, 2019 at 17:53 UTC
On article Sony a6400 review (1244 comments in total)
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Boss of Sony: Looks like a great camera. But I can’t see the IQ improvements DPREVIEW mentions, even compared to the old a6000. I looked at the studio scene. No improvement at low or high ISO. I guess the a6000 was already doing pretty well.

This is a reasonable observation. Sony released the 16 MP EXMOR APSC sensor around 2010 as I recall. This pretty much pushed the quantum efficiency of Bayer sensors about as far as they could go.

Since then there have been improvements around the edges, like BSI, readout speed, OSPDAF, and so on, but relatively tiny improvements in IQ.

Unless you need better AF, better EVFs and faster operation, there isn't a whole lot of incentive to upgrade your camera. Hence the ILC market is suffering a downturn - the victim of its own success.

Link | Posted on May 2, 2019 at 12:25 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T30 review (1095 comments in total)
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DaMac: I feel like I need to defend the X-T30 against all the Sony fanboys/girls posting here. My history: a life-long Nikon shooter still loving my D750. Tried several times to get into Sony (NEX6, a6000, a6300, seriously considered a7III), but I didn't like the interface & shooting experience. Sonys feel like little technogadget dvd players that take pictures - not like cameras. That's just my (extensive and well-informed...) personal experience. Saw this little Fuji and decided to give a different compact APS-C system a try. My take after 3 weeks? The X-T30 is an amazing camera! My Sonys never left the bag, but I can't put the Fuji down. It's just fun to shoot with - and it's beautiful. Using my D750 is like playing my Taylor guitar. Using the Fuji is like playing my Les Paul or my Tele. Using a Sony is like playing the little plastic, stringless guitar video game controller from Guitar Hero. Do Sonys produce beautiful images? ABSOLUTELY. But that's not enough, at least not for me.

@dansclic @Seattle Myck

Only interesting Audis were the original Quattro and the R8 ;-)

I never had any trouble with my Alfas. Well, no more than you would expect from a hot hot Italian mistress :-D

Link | Posted on Apr 30, 2019 at 10:47 UTC
On article Sony a6400 vs Fujifilm X-T30: Which is best for you? (460 comments in total)
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ekaton: For those flirting with the idea of upgrading to FF some day the decision is obvious. Bear in mind that bodies come and go, but that lenses are the relevant future prove investment. And with this in mind I'd put my money on the e-mount, preferrably a mix of the three fast Sigma primes and otherwise FF lenses. This also with the assumption that aps-c sensors will be a neglected category soon, as mft has become. All new milc contenders, Canon, Nikon, Pana, did not even bother (yet) to release aps-c sensored bodies.

APSC neglected? I don't think so. The cost of developing sensors is one thing, but the technology can be applied to any format - MF, FF, APS-C, MFT.

The idea that APS-C is simple a stepping stone to FF is a myth, perpetrated by Canon and Nikon. Buying FF lenses for APSC is pointless, because you lose any benefit from the smaller format. If you have the budget for those lenses, just buy an FF camera.

Smaller formats are different solutions for different uses, a point that camera manufacturers (except Fuji, Oly and Panasonic) ignored. Canon eventually got it, and provided an APSC mirrorless range (M series) which is completely independent of any FF mount, but still sells extremely well.

Sony went the other way, and crippled their FF mount in the process. I suspect this will come back to haunt them eventually.

Nikon made a huge strategic error with the 1 series. Now they are struggling to come up with a meaningful strategy for their APSC user base.

Link | Posted on Apr 29, 2019 at 09:58 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T30 review (1095 comments in total)
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DaMac: I feel like I need to defend the X-T30 against all the Sony fanboys/girls posting here. My history: a life-long Nikon shooter still loving my D750. Tried several times to get into Sony (NEX6, a6000, a6300, seriously considered a7III), but I didn't like the interface & shooting experience. Sonys feel like little technogadget dvd players that take pictures - not like cameras. That's just my (extensive and well-informed...) personal experience. Saw this little Fuji and decided to give a different compact APS-C system a try. My take after 3 weeks? The X-T30 is an amazing camera! My Sonys never left the bag, but I can't put the Fuji down. It's just fun to shoot with - and it's beautiful. Using my D750 is like playing my Taylor guitar. Using the Fuji is like playing my Les Paul or my Tele. Using a Sony is like playing the little plastic, stringless guitar video game controller from Guitar Hero. Do Sonys produce beautiful images? ABSOLUTELY. But that's not enough, at least not for me.

I think you have summarised the Fuji appeal in a nutshell. It's not about the numbers, it's about the experience. Sony's seem to be designed by androids. Fujis are designed by humans, which makes them imperfect but lovable.

Like driving an Alfa Romeo instead of an Audi.

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2019 at 22:52 UTC
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