TangoMan

Lives in Djibouti Djibouti
Joined on Jan 8, 2003

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Mariano Pacifico: There is "Bokeh Master" and there is a lens maker that cater to Vignetting. And a lens that is not sharp and branded it as soft-focus. I'm lovin' it. Life is good.

I don't understand your post.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2018 at 18:15 UTC

I think they would sell well with the Fuji crowd who is seriously long lens deprived. High priced lenses is the norm in Fujiland, so no problem there. They should have made them in that mount.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2018 at 18:10 UTC as 41st comment | 2 replies
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007peter: I hated the plastic build of A3 & A5 but I prefer its Bayer sensor over X-trans. Now, I can get (1) Bayer Sensor (2) better body build (3) Giant EVF borrow from X-T20 (4) fully Articulating LCD for selfie/vlog (5) CIPA 430 shot battey life (6) $600! WOW....WOW.....WOW. If Sony A7-III is the $2000 FF Killer, than this $600 Fuji X-T100 is the APS-C Killer. GOOD JOB FUJI, way to go

@ozturet Your comment is getting old. Name one or two entry-level cameras that had 4k videos in 2011. I want to know. Maybe some 4/3 had it? The big sensor cameras did not.
The thing with Fuji is that you get excellent 4K videos with the X-H1, X-T2, X-T20, so people have a choice. You get subpar 4k video on the beginner's models (X-A5 and X-T100), that's to be expected.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2018 at 18:04 UTC
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maurobbianc: On this model is it possible to de-couple focusing from exposure/shutter release?

Doug, there is a "back button" on the basic X-A series, so I am very confident that you can actually de-couple focusing from exposure/shutter release on this more advanced model too.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2018 at 17:51 UTC
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D200_4me: Good to see the Bayer is back

The Davinator, you are entertaining :)

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 17:12 UTC
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uniball: Is everyone broke? Have you all pis$ed away your last nickel and regard a $600 camera of interest. It's another Fuji camera line that will be forgotten in a month or 2.

It's probably going to be their best-seller.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 16:45 UTC
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D200_4me: Good to see the Bayer is back

It's back in cheap bodies, like the 6500$ GFX

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 16:42 UTC
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TangoMan: If you want a X-T3 or X-T30 or X-Pro 3 with Bayer Sensor, Like this post and make Fuji notice!

The Davinator, I don't care much about your samples, my photos are what matters to me, and in some kind of images, my 2013 (Bayer) X-A1's Jpegs SOOC are slightly better looking than my 2017 (X-Trans) X-T20's Jpegs. No lightroom here.
Lots of people complain about X-Trans, with photographic evidence, and nobody complains about Bayer; that should tell Fuji something. Too many people are avoiding Fuji for this very reason. The X-Trans CFA has oulived its usefulness, has been damaging the brand for too long and now that Bayer sensors have enough pixels not to need AA filters anymore, the GFX and X-T100 are a step in the right direction for Fuji and all prospective buyers.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 16:36 UTC
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TangoMan: If you want a X-T3 or X-T30 or X-Pro 3 with Bayer Sensor, Like this post and make Fuji notice!

The GFX gives me hope.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 08:13 UTC
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wootpile: The new screen is absolutely idiotic. I applaud the ability to angle it vertically but it angles out the wrong way. only for for the selfie-junkies.. a regular swivel and tilt screen would have been better. In its current form... if you want to take vertical images the flip of this screen = you can't dangle the cam from your hand and support the lens with your other hand, instead you will need to do the opposite and support the camera with your trigger hand.. that when shooting low angles and try pressing the trigger with your hand/camera upside down vertically.. you can't.. and will have to rely on triggering with your thumb. .. roflmao fail. Its too bad, I really like Fuji, might buy the ct100 regardless of screen as a travel snapper but why oh why wont manufacturors sim0ply pay the royalty price for the swivel patent and giv consumers the best of 3 worlds? for those of you who didn't understand/can't visualize the handling described above, stop thinking, grab a camera and try it.

Or you could trigger with the touch screen. Left hand under, right hand finger of choice to trigger with instant AF point selection.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 08:09 UTC

If you want a X-T3 or X-T30 or X-Pro 3 with Bayer Sensor, Like this post and make Fuji notice!

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 08:00 UTC as 202nd comment | 26 replies
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jor23: what's the dial on the top left for?

It does what you want. Shutter speed selector, Iso selector, etc. It can also be set to "default", where the camera assigns it the function it thinks best for the shooting mode.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 07:51 UTC
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bazzap101: Time for me to upgrade my X-A1. Viewfinder, better sensor, articulated screen. Looks good

Don't! The X-A1 is the best camera ever ;)
(almost seriously)

Link | Posted on May 24, 2018 at 07:15 UTC
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caterpillar: To think I just responded to this issue in one forum about why constant firmware updates is not necessarily good.

And this is why you don't put massive changes in firmware updates. It should only be to correct bugs, and/or enhance some features already existing, but nothing new. Or to sync some new lenses or flash or accessory they introduced so it can be identified by the camera or make it work better.

If the updates are too many or have too many new features is also not good. That means, it may not have the benefit of proper testing, and the users are left to do the testing themselves. Contrary to what some say, not releasing updates does not mean the companies just want you to buy the next model. It's just that doing so, may result things like this. There are many things that can only benefit on the next release, not on firmware updates, unless the company has purposely crippled the camera and the h/w can really handle the changes.

@Caterpillar - I think whatever I said to you has hit a massive stone wall. I'll leave it at that. Enjoy your perfect position. Now, I'm just going to go count the number of Firmwares Fuji issued, and how many they rolled back for a quick fix. Just for fun...

Link | Posted on May 19, 2018 at 04:51 UTC
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caterpillar: To think I just responded to this issue in one forum about why constant firmware updates is not necessarily good.

And this is why you don't put massive changes in firmware updates. It should only be to correct bugs, and/or enhance some features already existing, but nothing new. Or to sync some new lenses or flash or accessory they introduced so it can be identified by the camera or make it work better.

If the updates are too many or have too many new features is also not good. That means, it may not have the benefit of proper testing, and the users are left to do the testing themselves. Contrary to what some say, not releasing updates does not mean the companies just want you to buy the next model. It's just that doing so, may result things like this. There are many things that can only benefit on the next release, not on firmware updates, unless the company has purposely crippled the camera and the h/w can really handle the changes.

@caterpillar - "No, you are not Fuji's final tester. All those who got the camera are!" You may have misread me. I own Fuji's cameras, so I am indeed. I also use them professionaly, but as you can guess, I don't update right before important shoots.
As for being a manager, if you didn't release important firmwares, you would be fired. What they are doing is genius from a business point of view. They have built a huge amount of goodwill that translates into fast growing sales.
You said: "And ask yourself this - why release this firmware after months (a year?) ? That means, it was not planned to be there at all." And I reply: Why did Tolstoi rewrite "War and Peace" 8 times? He should have written the final version the first time. Makes sense to you? Of course it doesn't: everything is perfectible. They put good hardware in there, and even after they sell great cameras, they try to make then even better. Customers love it. Understand that developing better software is never finished.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2018 at 20:41 UTC
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io_bg: Will the X-T20 get any further firmware updates?

I doubt so, but so far, I'm pretty happy with the one we just got last month!
Usually the flagships get more love, for a longer period. Except for the X-100 series, surprisingly.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2018 at 06:58 UTC
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Pritzl: Not sure how embarrassing it is. Bugs happen. If anything, Fuji deserves kudos for how quickly and openly they responded to the issue. I sense a bit of kaizen-envy-schadenfreude going on here.

@Agius FOTO
Things look simple when you don't know much about them.
With "50 cameras in a controlled group, have testers test all features, fix defects, test again, no defects then release" you will catch 10% of the bugs. Fuji already did a lot more testing than that and yet, a few people now have an issue. Note that most X-T2 owners who upgraded have not found a problem yet and some never will. A bug doesn't reveal itself just by using a feature, most of the time it happens as a combination of using a feature during or after something else happened. The combinations are almost infinite for something to go wrong, and only a huge amount of testers with huge amounts of time to devote to the task could assure almost 100% error free software. Early firmware downloaders are perfect for this, as Fuji would go bankrupt trying to pay so many testers.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2018 at 06:53 UTC
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Chris Dodkin: Just as SOP - I wait a month or so before applying any new firmware, for any manufacturer, precisely because of issues like this - which happen all the time with a wide variety of manufactures and products.

If you download any new firmware day 1 - you're my beta tester, and I thank you

glad to assist :)

Link | Posted on May 18, 2018 at 06:31 UTC
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Batdude: Yes Fuji PLEASE stop releasing new cameras without testing them first. That is really annoying. I agree, no point in releasing the latest firmware for the other cameras until it has been verified that everything is working properly. And please do fix all existing bugs as well. Thanks.

Why don't you keep your trusted firmware for a few month while other people enjoy the new firmware? When the firmware is deemed to be perfect, just upgrade and be happy. Can you do that?
A team of engineers, no matter how big, cannot test every eventuality as fast as thousand of enthusiastic photographers, so let us test it and you'll get your new camera a lot faster.

Link | Posted on May 18, 2018 at 06:20 UTC
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thenoilif: What is going on with Fuji?
First, they release a massive cropped sensor camera in the X-H1 that is bigger than the a7iii and with no where near the capabilities and now they are recalling firmware.

Size advantage and their software updates have generally been their bragging points with the latter being somewhat of a red herring anyway, but still...

Well, lots of people have been wanting a larger Fuji body because they love the Fuji lenses and colors, but a bigger body was their preference. They now have it. I don't think that's ridiculous. What would you call the big Canikon cameras? Blue whales?

Link | Posted on May 18, 2018 at 06:10 UTC
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