wy2lam

Joined on Jun 22, 2004
About me:

Voigtlander Bessa 66

Past cameras: Pentax Zoom90R, KX, Super Program, MZ-50, MZ-5

Past lenses: AI-s 300mm f/4.5 ED-IF, Tamron SP 17-35, Tamron 24-135 AF, Zenitar 16mm FE, Vivitar S1 200/3, Tokina RMC 70-210/3.5, Vivitar S1 70-210/2.8-4, SMCT 85/1.8, SMCT 50/1.4, K55/1.8, A50/1.4, FA80-320, Cosina 105/3.5, Sears 135/2.8, Jupiter 9 80/2, Sigma EX 15/2.8 FE, Kiron MC7 2x TC

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On article Fujifilm X-E2S: What you need to know (85 comments in total)
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maxnimo: The only issue I have with Fuji is those annoying film simulation modes that I have no use for. Why can't they have a normal, neutral, true to life, realistic mode that preserves true color, saturation and contrast? If I want a goofy, altered version of my photo I'll change it in post. I don't want to constantly think about which film simulation mode to use before every shot. Please give me a NORMAL mode so I won't have to mess with RAW all the time!

Try ProNeg Std. It's closer to "neutral, true to life" than more camera's "normal" mode anyway.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 16:27 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-E2S: What you need to know (85 comments in total)
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KCook: "As a decidedly midrange experience being sold at something approaching a more entry-level price, the Fujifilm X-E2S deserves a look."

$1k is now considered an "entry-level" price??? Gawd, I need to find a different hobby.

Kelly

$1k with the excellent 18-55/2.8-4 included. Body-only it seems to hover around $700.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 16:23 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1274 comments in total)
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Mateus1: I would like Sony to look at this beautiful photo machine with amazing control and fast access to any feature before it will bring another toy from A6xxxx line with poor control. Probably X-E3 will also be another Fuji gem if it gets same tech - joystick, front dial, etc. Sony APS-C line is aimed for video shooters only after Next-7 and no new lenses I think.

> MIke FL said
> Of course, the old Samsung NX1 is a better camera than any FUJI as far as I can see.

Well, that same old Samsung NX1 is also a better camera than any Sony APS-C series, and in many ways better than ANY Sony, as far as I can see.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2016 at 02:21 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1274 comments in total)
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CosminMunteanu: A new boss in the mirrorless world :-) ...one can hardly ask more from it, Fujifilm did it again (and there are more to come, like the much expected 23mm f:2.o WR lens).
IBIS could be a good adition but, yet again, the world did not jump in the Pentax or Minolta (then Sony SLT) because they have IBIS (unlike Canikon) ;-)
Fuji's sensors (this 24 Mpx evem more) seems to hadle image noise better then other APS-C sensors (not to mention m4/3). True, in the real world this is not much of a difference and many times when the aperture jumps over f:5,6 towards f:11 even the out of focus areas (I mean DOF :-D ) of, a let say, 24 until 85 mm lens is less obvious while compared with a FF system.
All in all, Fujifilm has become the best APS-C sensor size mirrorless system.

@Androole

Of course. Using RAW I could use files from even a Coolpix 950 to accomplish the looks I want.

For those who enjoys spending less time with PP, a good JPEG engine will save a lot of time while producing very satisfactory results.

If RAW were the only thing serious photographers should use, all manufacturers should remove JPG output like Sigma did.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 18:24 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1274 comments in total)
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jl_smith: So I did a short comparison between an X-T2 setup and a D750, since someone mentioned one could just buy a D750 for 'these prices'. Of course you cannot *DIRECTLY* compare FF and APS-C (insert equivalence blah blah blah) but I came close. Also, this is an older camera vs a new X-T2, so prices are skewed a bit.

For those curious - took the prices and stats from B&H:
D750 w/ 35mm f/1.8, 70-200 f/4, and 16-35
Price:$5017.85
Weight:2689g
bulk:215 in^3

X-T2 w/ 23/1.4, 50-140/2.8, 10-24
Price:$5096
Weight:2213
Bulk:162 in^3

So with the Fuji setup you pay 1.6% more in cost, for 82% of the weight and 75% of the bulk (volume) of the Nikon. Specs you all can compare for yourselves (video differences, OVF vs EVF, whatever).

Then there are the intangibles: control preferences, after-release support of camera, battery longevity, etc.

I prefer Fuji ;)
Others may prefer Nikon.

Good to have choices.

@Davinator of course you can. On the FF body, you'll need to always use ISO one stop higher to compensate. You'll end up with the exact same composition, subject distance, DOF, aperture and shutter speed.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 18:02 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1274 comments in total)
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CosminMunteanu: A new boss in the mirrorless world :-) ...one can hardly ask more from it, Fujifilm did it again (and there are more to come, like the much expected 23mm f:2.o WR lens).
IBIS could be a good adition but, yet again, the world did not jump in the Pentax or Minolta (then Sony SLT) because they have IBIS (unlike Canikon) ;-)
Fuji's sensors (this 24 Mpx evem more) seems to hadle image noise better then other APS-C sensors (not to mention m4/3). True, in the real world this is not much of a difference and many times when the aperture jumps over f:5,6 towards f:11 even the out of focus areas (I mean DOF :-D ) of, a let say, 24 until 85 mm lens is less obvious while compared with a FF system.
All in all, Fujifilm has become the best APS-C sensor size mirrorless system.

gdbz

you want evidence?

http://romeobravophoto.zenfolio.com/blog/2016/6/skin-tone-test---sony-85mm-g-master-comparison-part-2

Then, no amount of evidence will convince someone who has already formed a conclusion.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 16:42 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1274 comments in total)
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gbdz: Since you can buy yourself into a real ecosystem of lenses and whatever you might ever imagine you'd ever need in photography with the FF and APS DSLRs of Canon and Nikon and Sony, what exactly is the "raison d'etre" of this Fuji line of products?
As I've never touched one of these cameras, I do not understand.
Can you let me in on the secret, please?

saying that it is due to nostalgia alone or even largely, is very misleading and even derogatory.

to me it is the combination of solid build, engaging ergonomics, high quality lenses, and the Fujifilm rendition of colour that you cannot find anywhere else. That last point is important - shooting RAW+JPG will vastly minimize time spent on PP because half the time, the JPG is so good it is usable.

Of course the small size and perfect focus accuracy are part of the reason too, but it holds true for all mirror less, not just Fuji.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 16:28 UTC
On article Elevating X-Trans? Fujifilm X-T2 First Impressions Review (1274 comments in total)
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Foosa dee cat: A tad over priced... was considering trading my XT-1 but, I'm keeping it or another year or so until the XT-2 goes on sale also the power booster grip wont be cheap either. I know I am the minority with this comment buy why cant they make cameras with out video? I'm interested in photography not video not movie making or any of that. I know I'm dreaming here but it would be nice to have a high end camera with out the video portion to make it more affordable for pure photographers....

it is a gross misunderstanding of how cameras nowadays if you think removing video will make things cost any less.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 14:33 UTC

Goodbye Apple

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2016 at 15:46 UTC as 36th comment
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heypek: to me fuji-customers have to wait two years to get their fuji-camera complete with things other Producers had alredy done long time ago... think!

Astroturfers at work? Go to the forum and look at real users. They don't seem to complain about the old firmware being broken.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 13:03 UTC
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mgblack74: This is great for the faithful. I feel bad for the people who sold theirs within a year for a dissatisfied experience. This is a good and bad practice that Fuji is doing. Great that they are supporting their user base. But this reputation of releasing half baked firmware might bite them in the ass. Potential customers may put off buying Fuji until there is a firmware in place the community is really happy with.

The software on my Fuji felt complete when I bought it. Just like how it was advertised and priced.

The new firmware are enhancements and new features, with only minor fixes.

Plus, not releasing firmware does not mean what's on the camera is bugless - they just choose to ignore instead of to fix them.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2016 at 13:00 UTC
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ecka84: Jeez...
It's a full-blown Fuji-vangelist conference here :D
Come on, people, you don't have to worship every piece of ... khm, khm ... gear Fuji throws at you. Have some self-respect and be critical. You can do it!
Wish you luck, crazy world :)

@ecka84.

Oh no need to be sorry. You have nothing to be sorry about. However, I'd recommend anyone, including yourself, who wants to know more about FF vs APS-C try it out and use both systems for years, like I did, instead of listening to crusades on the Internet.

About EF-M? Check out one of the very, very few sites that actually care to review the M3, supposedly already the best body that Canon has to offer: www_dot_photographyblog_dotcom/reviews/canon_eos_m3_review/

Conclusion: "While the EOS M3 is undoubtedly a much better camera than the EOS M, it still seems that Canon aren't fully committed to producing a complete mirrorless system, so much so that we'd recommend you consider offerings from Sony, Fujifilm, Panasonic and Olympus instead, all of whom are fully invested in compact system cameras."

I tried the M3 and I must agree with this conclusion looking at system.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2015 at 17:12 UTC
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ecka84: Jeez...
It's a full-blown Fuji-vangelist conference here :D
Come on, people, you don't have to worship every piece of ... khm, khm ... gear Fuji throws at you. Have some self-respect and be critical. You can do it!
Wish you luck, crazy world :)

ecka84 you seem to be on an FF crusade here. everyone knows about the tradeoffs between the two formats. what's new that you're bringing to the discussion? nothing.

as for an EF-M lens being the most bang for the buck UWA. I hope you're kidding. as a system, I would take Nikon's 1 or even Pentax Q before I consider EF-M.

Link | Posted on Dec 20, 2015 at 01:12 UTC

I cannot spot any metering control and WB control on the switch, which is troubling. WB adjustments and switching among spot, segment, and centre-weighted are the most frequent operations...at least for me.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 22:09 UTC as 70th comment | 7 replies
On article Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS review (144 comments in total)
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Jiri Folta: I was taken by the quality of Fujifilm cameras and lenses. Not only optical quality but also craftsmanship quality. It was major reason why I sold my Nikon D7000 and all those plastic Nikon lenses made in China, Thailand and so on.
Now, I'm reading that new Fuji lenses are plastic and made in China (XC 16-50mm OIS and XF 27mm (as written on fujirumors.com - First Look: X-M1 with New Kit Zoom and Pancake Lens). An idea of photographic company that is going to bring quality materials and some quality spirit is gone. I hope not but it seems like things are going this way.
Reading some day that X-Pro 2 or X-E 2 are made in China I would sell it all away.
I don't want to buy plastic in China made lenses and cameras. I want in Japan made metal quality. For me, buying Fuji was not only buying photographic tool, it was also investment in the future! It was some kind of promise many photographers had accepted.
I hope we can call Go Fuji Go in the future again!

Speaking as an ethnic Chinese, I hate to say it but it is true hat "Made in China" in most cases DOES imply a lower quality.

If you haven't heard, they sell to their own people fake eggs, fake rice, fake bags, fake diapers, poisonous infant formula, etc. etc. Name it and they have it.

Would you trust things made there? Without QA facilities owned and run by non-Chinese, I don't.

Note that it only applies to Mainland China or PRC. Things made in Taiwan or Hong Kong are still fine.

Link | Posted on Oct 24, 2015 at 17:37 UTC
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Joachim Gerstl: Great! Now add 16/2, 23/2 and 56/2.

28/2 pancake, please.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 21:50 UTC
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sirkhann: Still double the price compared to Nikon's Nikkor 35/f1.8G DX, which is also splash proof sealed. The Nikkor is sharp, has aberratons, inconsistent in AF and its out-of-focus bokehis on the rough side.

Not happy for having to downgrade for F2.0 to get better bokeh and IQ from the F1.4 version...

Since when does dropping lenses on the floor determine how well they are built?

The low end Nikon lenses wiggle when they extend - none of the Fujis do. They're just put together better. In the long run, you'll find less dust in the interior, less likely to have fungus, etc.

I converted from Nikon FX to Fuji. If you say Fuji lenses are overpriced for what they are - tell you what, ALL Nikkors are overpriced for what they are.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 21:46 UTC
On article Fujifilm X-T10 Review (514 comments in total)
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chj: AF is better in a Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Samsung, and Olympus. So basically Fuji has the worst autofocus in the industry. So it's good for stationary subjects and cameras. Just about ANY camera can take good photos if the subject and camera are completely stationary. Fuji's reputation for the best color in the industry doesn't make up for it even remotely. You can easily adjust color. You can't fix bad focus. There is nothing more frustrating than a camera that can't lock on.

I can guess the response from many at DPR. "Use manual focus." Well it seems you have to with a Fuji. P.S. I'll put my money on Panasonic's AF against any experienced manual focuser in a tight focus shootout anyday.

@chj the only reason Canon wasn't mentioned is because their mirror less bodies AF like 2003-ish PowerShots did.

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2015 at 01:47 UTC
On article Video Overview: Fujifilm X-T10 (127 comments in total)
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BRPWS: 4k. Great. I would like to see a real survey from Dpreview or any of the other review sites to find out how many people are really interested in 4K video as a feature to be incorporated in a still camera.

I have a lot of respect for good videographers. Good videos are a lot more difficult to produce than good stills, much more time spent on post, etc. Of course the best photos and the best videos are mostly incomparable due to considerable artistic insight, but most people don't achieve either anyway.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2015 at 01:56 UTC
On article Video Overview: Fujifilm X-T10 (127 comments in total)
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Papi61: I think that in 2015 many people would consider the absence of 4K video a deal breaker. Especially now that the Lumix G7 is out.

Papi61...as much as I agree with what you say about video...made in China would be a deal breaker, and I'm an ethnic Chinese. A lot of things made in that country...simply explode.

Link | Posted on May 25, 2015 at 01:34 UTC
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